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By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J45 for A63 Pontefract Lane and J46 for A63 Leeds Colton.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J45, A63 (Leeds Cross Green) and J46, A63 (Leeds Colton), because of an accident.

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

  2. Funny Bradford woman calls for more female comics

    A charity worker from West Yorkshire has secured a place in a national stand up comedy competition.

    So You Think You're Funny? aims to discover new unsigned talent from across the country.

    Past winners of the event have gone on to become famous comedians. They include names such as Lee Mack and Peter Kay.

    Vicky Brown is from the Women's Comedy Workshop in Bradford and says it's time women got the recognition they deserve:

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    Video caption: Vicky Brown is from the the women's comedy workshop in Bradford
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  4. World's top riders arrive at international horse event at Bramham

    The worlds top horse riders are competing at the Bramham International Horse Trials near Wetherby today.

    Horse

    The famous event combines dressage, cross country and show jumping at Bramham Park.

    The competition has become so popular an extra day of dressage has been added to fit all entrants in.

    Organisers say they're expecting 60,000 people to visit over the four days of the event.

  5. 'Problems for local residents': Concerns over expansion of Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    Some people living near the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster have expressed concerns over it's expansion plans.

    Yesterday the park revealed plans to build more animal reserves, a 150-bed hotel, shops and restaurants on an additional 150-acres of land.

    There will be be a couple of public consultation events next week and outline planning permission is expected to be submitted later in the summer.

    These people, living on a housing estate across the road from the park, have mixed views on the proposals:

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    Video caption: Concerns over it's expansion plans.
  6. Thursday's Yorkshire Weather

    Starting cloudy with outbreaks of rain which will become heavier and more persistent through the morning.

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    Some brighter spells will break through later though as the rain clears to the north but heavy showers following. Becoming breezy through the day.

    Any remaining showers will clear through the evening, but further showers will start to push in from the west through the second half of the night.

  7. Listen: 'Every week children pick up needles' - Concerns over syringes in Leeds park

    Calls have been made for a clean-up of Armley Park in Leeds after multiple drug-dens were found near where children play.

    Needles and syringes have been spotted in the bushes, with residents concerned they're dangerous and infectious.

    Antony Newby runs Trailblazers Fitness in Armley Park.

    He says children are constantly picking up drug paraphenalia there:

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    Video caption: Concerns over syringes in Leeds park
  8. Yorkshire goes to the polls

    People across Yorkshire are preparing to cast their vote in the general election.

    Ballot

    Polls open at 07:00 at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00.

    A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote.

    There are 8 Parliamentary constituencies in North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire is divided into 14 Parliamentary constituencies and 22 MPs are being elected in West Yorkshire.

    There'll be extra police patrols with armed officers in some areas.

  9. Check your rail journey this morning

    BBC News Travel

    On the rails across Yorkshire so far today most services are on time.

    However the 06:46 from Doncaster to Southampton Central is cancelled and the 07:14 from Bradford Interchange to Manchester Victoria is posted as delayed - everything else seems to be running to time,

    You can click on the links below to keep up-to-date with the live departure boards for:

  10. 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 Thursday 8 June 2017.

    We'll be with you throughout the day with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    After a rainy day yesterday there's some more on the way today but if, like yesterday in Scarborough, it clears to leave a sunset like the one sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Voniboro, it's not so bad.

    Sunset

    If you snap anything interesting which you'd like to show off to the rest of Yorkshire, you can send it in by simply clicking here.