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Summary

  1. Sheffield City Council ordered to pay £91k sex abuse compensation
  2. Three remain in custody over murder of Leeds woman
  3. Unemployment in Yorkshire falls to 134,000
  4. Ilkley Moor fire caused by barbecue
  5. Stadium builders to be announced - five years after planning permission granted
  6. Yorkshire soldier buried 100 years after being killed at the Somme
  7. Sheffield pub saved from demolition
  8. UK's first public park dementia-friendly garden opens in Leeds
  9. KitKat loses appeal to trademark four-finger design
  10. Updates on Wednesday 17 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Blast witness: 'Everybody was just screaming'

    Police in Manchester say 22 people, including children, are now known to have been killed in an explosion at a pop concert last night.

    The police are treating the blast as a terrorist incident, which happened at the Manchester Arena after American singer, Ariana Grande, finished her show.

    Karen Ford from Sheffield was in the audience with her daughter and described what happened when the blast went off:

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    Video caption: Karen Ford from Sheffield.
  2. Manchester attack: Lord Mayor of Leeds offers condolence

    The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Gerry Harper has posted a message of condolence after the Manchester attack:

    Lord Mayor of Leeds Facebook post
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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J28 for A650 affecting J26 for M606.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of an accident involving multiple vehicles including a trailer. Congestion to J26, M606 (Chain Bar).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. York taxi drivers protest over 'wild west' regulation called off

    York's taxi drivers have called off their joining in of a national protest today over what they call "wild west" regulation.

    Members of the GMB union say they're trying to protect the taxi and private hire industries.

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    The union claims cities like York are being flooded at weekends with private hire vehicles which aren't licensed to work in the area.

    They've also raised issues about safeguarding and want local taxis to have better protection.

    Last January hackney and private hire drivers held a mass rally to express their concern about UBER drivers coming into the city to work.

    A spokesperson from the GMB Union says the York drivers are not taking part as a sign of respect for those affected by the Manchester Arena explosion.

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J27 for M621 and J26 for M606.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Election campaigning suspended

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The main political parties have all suspended general election campaigning following the fatal bombing in Manchester.

    Some candidates in the East Midlands have been posting their messages of condolence on Twitter...

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  7. Blast witness: 'People were crushed on the floor'

    Police in Manchester say 22 people have been killed and 59 others wounded in an explosion at a pop concert attended by thousands of teenagers.

    One man, acting alone, is thought to have carried out a suicide attack.

    Manchester

    Rachel from Barnsley told BBC Radio Manchester she was in Block 213 of Manchester Arena.

    She was with her 14-year-old daughter. To avoid the usual delays exiting the arena at the end of a show they decided to make their way out just before the end.

    "As we were going out we heard an almighty bang. At first I thought we'd missed something in the concert.

    "As we turned around the corner there was an horrific stampede of people coming down the steps, people falling on floor.

    "I grabbed my daughter and we just ran."

    Quote Message: There were people being crushed on the floor." from Eyewitness Rachel
    Eyewitness Rachel
  8. Trains running to airport and Piccadilly

    Trains are running from Leeds to Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly:

    Leeds Railway Station
  9. Headlines across Yorkshire today

    The latest news headlines across Yorkshire this morning include:

    • Yorkshire parliamentary candidates have expressed their sympathies with those affected by a suspected terrorist attack at Manchester Arena, which has killed 22 people and injured 50 others
    • Rail services in Yorkshire are affected by the explosion. Manchester Victoria station is closed, trains will be diverted in to Manchester Piccadilly

    In other news:

    • New figures obtained by the BBC show that the typical worker in Yorkshire and Humber is the lowest paid in England
    • Friends and family of a young woman from Barnsley have launched a fundraising appeal after she was seriously injured in an accident in Thailand
    • York's taxi drivers have called off joining a national protest today over 'wild west' regulation in a mark of respect for victims of the Manchester Arena explosion
    • An online video's being launched in Kirklees trying to keep children who have a mobile phones safe
  10. Listen: Bradford peace studies expert offers insight

    Twenty-two people, including children, are now known to have been killed in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. Another 59 were injured.

    The blast happened around 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande.

    Greater Manchester Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.

    Professor Paul Rodgers is a peace studies expert at Bradford University.

    He says people need to help each other through the experience:

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    Video caption: Bradford peace studies professor
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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J30 for A642 affecting J32 for A639.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M62 westbound at J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of a broken down van. Congestion to J32, A639 (Pontefract).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J26 for M606.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic eastbound at J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Manchester explosion: Yorkshire election candidates react

    Yorkshire parliamentary candidates are reacting to the news of an explosion at a concert in Manchester.

    We are now hearing 22 people have been killed and the candidates have expressed their sympathies with those affected by the suspected terrorist attack.

    Manchester

    York's Labour candidate, Rachel Maskell, said: "Simply horrific. I pray for all those impacted by this terrible attack."

    Leeds Central's Hilary Benn said: "All our thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed and injured by the terrible explosion at the Manchester Arena."

    Leeds West candidate Rachel Reeves tweeted:

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    And Sheffield candidate Gill Furnis has said; "My deepest thoughts are with the families of those who have lost loved ones and those injured in Manchester. It is a horrifying situation."

    All the main parties have agreed to suspend election campaigning.

  14. Manchester explosion: Rail travel latest across Yorkshire

    BBC News Travel

    Rail services in our region are affected by the explosion at Manchester Arena last night.

    Manchester Victoria station is closed, trains will be diverted into Manchester Piccadilly.

    Virgin Trains East Coast say: "We are currently accepting @TPExpressTrains tickets on all services between Newcastle and York.

    Northern Trains say they are providing as many trains as possible today, though there may be amendments and delays.

    CrossCountry trains say they are running services to Manchester Piccadilly, but expect to be busier than usual.

  15. Manchester explosion: Rail travel across Yorkshire

    BBC News Travel

    Several rail routes from Yorkshire to Lancashire will be affected today as emergency services deal with last night's events at Manchester Arena.

    As Manchester Victoria is located near the arena, the station will remain closed and no trains will operate.

    If you were due to head across the Pennines it's worth checking before you travel.

    Routes affected include Northern between Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

    Click on the links below to keep up-to-date with the live departure boards for:

  16. Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage across Yorkshire

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Yorkshire on Tuesday 23 May 2017.

    We'll be with you throughout the day with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates, including any information relevant to Yorkshire following the explosion at Manchester Arena.

    A telephone number has been set up for anyone who's concerned about friends or relatives. It's 0161 856 9400.

  17. Our five top stories today

    That's all from us for today. We'll be back on Tuesday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

    Breaking news updates will continue throughout the night, but before we go let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Three people are injured in "targeted" Bradford shooting
    2. Public lack confidence in South Yorkshire Police, survey suggests
    3. Passengers' three-hour wait on stranded train near Leeds
    4. Yorkshire Dales sheep theft appeal after 100 animals stolen
    5. David Attenborough mural replaced with wildlife in Sheffield

    See you tomorrow.