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  1. Huddersfield and Sheffield terror arrests after armed raids
  2. Man's death at Leeds block of flats 'unexplained'
  3. Catterick mum hopeful of breakthrough over 'stolen baby'
  4. Sheffield job centre staff on strike over planned closure
  5. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face York audience in TV special
  6. Crowds gather for chance to pick up Huddersfield Town trophy
  7. Yorkshire pub bans smoking in beer garden
  8. Updates on Friday 2 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our five top stories today

    That's all from us for this week, we'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

    Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Huddersfield and Sheffield terror arrests after armed raids
    2. Man's death at Leeds block of flats 'unexplained'
    3. North Yorkshire mum hopeful of breakthrough over 'stolen baby'
    4. Leeds commuters lose 16 hours a year
    5. For Sale - One 14th century castle, roof may need some work

    See you on Monday

  2. Watch: Leeds pub bans smoking in beer garden

    A pub in Leeds has banned smokers from lighting up in the beer garden.

    The Myrtle Tavern in Meanwood says that children should be allowed to use the outdoor space without having to breath in smoke.

    Instead smokers will have to go to a designated area with benches and a shelter:

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    Video caption: A pub in Meanwood has banned smoking in the beer garden.
  3. Weather for tonight and Saturday

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We've got a rather cloudy and muggy night to come. Showery rain will travel northwards with the potential for some heavy and thundery downpours. Lows of 12C (54F).


    Tomorrow early showers will clear eastwards leaving behind a mainly dry and bright day with the risk of the odd shower but mainly fine with sunny spells. Highs of 19C (66F).

  4. Watch: Look North rewind - Harry Ramsden's opens Hong Kong resturant

    It's national fish and chip day, did you know that?

    So what better way to celebrate than with a this clip from BBC Look North from 1992.

    Harry Ramsden's opened a restaurant in Hong Kong, they even shipped haddock out there!

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    Video caption: A trip back to 1992 and Harry Ramsden's opens a restaurant in Hong Kong
  5. Envelope update

    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 - Very slow traffic and one lane closed 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. Man sentenced to eight years for arson

    A 24-year-old man from Scarborough is starting an eight-year jail sentence today after setting fire to a house and a pub in the town.

    Nathan Ellery

    Nathan Ellery, of no fixed address, was convicted of two arson attacks and a burglary at York Crown Court yesterday.

    Ellery set fire to cardboard boxes in a store room at the Ivanhoe pub in December 2015.There was serious smoke damage, nobody was injured.

    He was charged by police, but while on bail set fire to his his bail address in North Marine Road. , Scarborough.

    Quote Message: It’s only down to luck that nobody was seriously injured or killed by his actions. I’m convinced he gave no thought to the peril he was putting people in." from DC Steve Monty North Yorkshire Police
    DC Steve MontyNorth Yorkshire Police
  7. Sheffield scientists criticise Trump over climate deal exit

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Scientists at the University of Sheffield have criticised President Trump for pulling the USA out of the Paris climate change agreement.

    Yesterday the President announced that he would remove America from the international agreement.

    Donald Trump

    Matthew Bilson, Programme Director of the University of Sheffield's Energy 2050 said the decision would create "uncertainty and confusion" for American businesses.

    While Professor Tony Ryan, Director of the University of Sheffield Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, said the university would continue its work with American academics.

  8. Police appeal after Rotherham attack

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police are looking for witnesses after a man was attacked in Rotherham.

    The 36-year-old was left with facial injuries after being attacked on Midland Road at 00:50 on Sunday.

    Midland Road

    The three men who attacked the victim also stole his phone and cash.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

  9. Envelope update

    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 closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. More than ever before registered to vote in Bradford

    More people than ever before have registered to vote in the general election, in six days time.

    Ballot box

    Bradford Council says the total number of people who have registered to vote in the Bradford district is 350,271.

    They say that this is the highest number since the Bradford Metropolitan District was created in 1974.

    According to the council this year has also seen an increase in the number of young people registering.

    Quote Message: Bradford has a long history of promoting democracy and this is everyone’s chance to take part in this process." from Kersten England Chief Executive, Bradford Council
    Kersten EnglandChief Executive, Bradford Council
  11. Barnsley Chronicle editor defends running Conservative advert

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The editor of the Barnsley Chronicle is defending his decision to have a Conservative wrap around advert in the paper.

    The Conservatives have paid for similar adverts in many local newspapers but the decision has been controversial in such a traditionally strong Labour area.

    Barnsley Chronicle

    Many have taken to social media to criticise the decision:

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    Barnsley Chronicle 3
    Barnsley Chronicle 2

    But Andrew Harrod, the Barnsley Chronicle's Editor has defended the decision.

    "Newspapers are fighting for survival; advertisers are looking for more innovative ways to promote themselves.

    "Some people in Barnsley won’t like this advert, there is a full page advert for the Labour party inside the paper but people don't seem to realise that.

    "It’s not the first ‘wrap around’ advertisement the Chronicle has featured, and it won’t be the last."

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J4 for A630 and J5 for M180.

    M18 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M18 northbound between J4, A630 (West Moor) and J5, M180 (Stainforth), because of an accident.

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

  13. Travel update: Problems on M62 westbound

    BBC News Travel

    We've got six miles of delays on the M62 this afternoon westbound after an accident:


    As you can see the accident is now on the hard shoulder, but the effect of the crash is still causing some problems.

    If you're just setting off, you'll join the back of the queue at J26.