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  1. Leeds Festival organiser behind Manchester attack benefit gig
  2. East coast seagull eggs removed in "gull mugging" crackdown
  3. Protest over flies and noise from Doncaster recycling centre
  4. Two buzzards found shot in North Yorkshire
  5. Yorkshire 'bee' tattoo tributes to Manchester attack victims
  6. Restored Yorkshire Buccaneer strike jet unveiled
  7. Driver arrested after Sheffield roundabout crash
  8. Updates on Wednesday 31 May 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Wednesday...

    Those are all our updates from Yorkshire on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Thursday 1 June? Just click here.

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    Video caption: New mums campaigning for election with their babies
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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, before J24 for A629.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Lane blocked and slow traffic on M62 westbound before J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of an accident.

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

  5. 'Get me to the church on time'- Bridge repairs postponed until after wedding

    A Grade II listed bridge in North Yorkshire is being closed for up to eight weeks after it was damaged during the winter.

    Downholme Bridge

    North Yorkshire County Council says Downholme Bridge's structure has deteriorated during the winter and needs repairing.

    Work is due to start next month and will last until September, depending on the weather.

    It should have started earlier but the council delayed it because of a wedding taking place in Marske:

    Quote Message: Sending these guests on a 12 mile diversion could have been a recipe for disaster - instead we have made the bride's day!" from Cllr John Blackie North Yorkshire County Council
    Cllr John BlackieNorth Yorkshire County Council
  6. Pigeon racers blame birds of prey for deaths and losses

    Birds of prey nesting in Leeds are threatening the future of pigeon racing in the city, fanciers fear.

    peregrine falcons

    Pigeon racer Simon Schofield said he believed 25 of his birds had been killed so far this year by raptors.

    The RSPB said birds of prey were increasingly nesting in cities and would naturally kill racing pigeons.

    But the charity said this accounted for only a small proportion of losses and many failed to return to lofts due to straying and collisions with buildings.

  7. Barnsley crash victim donations to be refunded 'within 10 days'

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Donations to a Barnsley woman who was injured in a moped crash in Thailand will be refunded.

    A JustGiving page was set up after Jenni Evans' family were told her healthcare and repatriation would not be covered by insurance.

    However, the firm has now changed it's mind, enabling Jenni's family to ask the charity site to return the cash.

    Jenni Evans

    It means all donations will be returned to bank accounts within 5-10 days. Jenni's family have thanked everyone for their help.

    Quote Message: The support and love shown to us will remain with Jenni and the rest of our family for a lifetime." from Andrea Evans Jenni's mum
    Andrea EvansJenni's mum
  8. Police release e-fit after sex attack

    Police have released an efit of a man they want to speak to after a sexual assault in Knottingley, near Wakefield, on Sunday.


    It happened at 10:30 on a canal towpath under the bridge at Bridge Lane/Hill Top on the north side of the canal.  

    A man came up to the woman and sexually assaulted her. He left when a woman walking her dog came along the towpath.  

    Police have been appealing for the woman to come forward as she may have vital information to help them. She is thought be in her 50s and was walking a white and grey Jack Russell-type dog.

  9. Nearly 170,000 illegal cigarettes seized in Doncaster in past year

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Doncaster council has revealed that 169,640 illegal cigarettes and 54kg of tobacco were seized in Doncaster in 20016 - 17.

    The figures are being released to mark today's World No Tobacco Day.


    The authority is asking anyone with information on the illegal trade in the borough to call Citizens' Advice on 03454 04 05 06.

    Anyone who wants help to stop smoking can call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 0011.

  10. Man denies South Yorkshire car death murder charge

    A man has denied murdering a 37-year-old who was hit by a car during an "altercation".

    Richard Broughton

    Richard Broughton, died on 30 April, two days after he was struck by the vehicle in Welland Crescent, Elsecar.

    Reece Thompson, 25, also known as Kayne Reece Jones, of Christchurch Road, Rotherham, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court.

    He pleaded not guilty to murder and affray and was remanded in custody to face trial on 30 October.

  11. Bradford mum's concern over Ariana Grande tickets

    It's emerged fans who bought tickets to see Ariana Grande on 22 May from some online market sites may not be eligible for tickets to the benefit concert this weekend.

    Ariana Grande

    Ariana Grande has offered free tickets to fans who went to her concert at the Manchester Arena where 22 people died after a suicide attack.

    Janine and her 11-year-old daughter from Bradford saw the performance and bought their tickets from GETMEIN!.

    But when Janine rang the company to order free tickets for the benefit concert,she says she was told she was not eligible.

    Ticketmaster, which own GETMEIN!, told the BBC it is currently investigating the reports.

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M62 West Yorkshire - Lane blocked and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Sheffield mother and daughter injured in Manchester terror attack still in hospital

    Sheffield Star

    A mother and daughter from Sheffield who were seriously injured in the Manchester terror attack are still recovering in hospital.

    Kelly and Ian
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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J23 for A640 and J22 for A672.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident.

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

  15. Two cars torched by arsonists in York


    York firefighters were called to two car fires within minutes of each other and they believe the cause was deliberate.

    The first call was at 19.13 yesterday on on Outgang Lane, three minutes later a crew went to a Land Rover on fire on the nearby A166 at Murton.

  16. Update: Huddersfield bus crash

    A bus driver has been left with minor injuries after the double decker crashed on a Huddersfield street.

    Bus crash

    The crash closed Westbourne Road in Marsh which was completely closed for a while.

    Police say that one side of the road has reopened and that there were four passengers on board at the time.

    It's the second bus to crash in the town this afternoon, the earlier one causing some damage to railings.

    The crash also means that some other bus services are affected:

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  17. Watch: Volunteering a family affair at Rotherham Hospice

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A family from Maltby are all volunteering together to help patients at Rotherham Hospice.

    Dad Andy Rhodes, his wife Cheryl and their children Ashley and Lucy are all regularly helping out.

    We've been to meet them as part of National Volunteering Week:

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    Video caption: volunteer family
  18. BreakingPolice close road in Huddersfield after collision

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police have closed a road in Huddersfield after a collision.

    It's reported that a bus has crashed into a building.

    West Yorkshire Police are advising people to avoid the area.

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