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Summary

  1. Man jailed for Bradford cemetery graveside attack
  2. Further arrests after Sheffield stabbing
  3. Jet2 apologises after Tenerife hotel online price error
  4. Prescription fines double in last year in North Yorkshire
  5. Woman charged over 'seagull walking' in York
  6. Tour de Yorkshire brings in record crowds and spending
  7. Updates on Wednesday 5 July 2017

Live Reporting

By Elly Fiorentini, Adam Pinder-Smith and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Wednesday

    Those are all the updates from Wednesday 5 July.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J38 for A637 Darton.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 entry slip road closed southbound at J38, A637 (Darton), because of an earlier lorry fire.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J38 for A637 Darton.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 entry slip road closed southbound at J38, A637 (Darton), because of a lorry fire.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J38 for A637 Darton.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M1 southbound at J38, A637 (Darton), because of a lorry fire and a rolling road-block.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J25 for A644 and J24 for A629.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J22 for A672 and J24 for A629.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M62 eastbound between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of an accident.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J35 for A629 Rotherham and J34 for A631.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J35, A629 (Rotherham) and J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Our top Yorkshire stories today

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's all from the team for today but remember breaking news, sport and travel from across Yorkshire will continue right here throughout this evening and overnight.

    We'll be back from 06:30 on Thursday with all the latest updates from where you live.

    Meanwhile, let's take a look at some of the top news stories from around Yorkshire today:

    1. Jet2 apologises after Tenerife hotel online price error which affected about 100 holidaymakers, including some from Leeds
    2. Ethnic minority organ donations in West Yorkshire are at "crisis level", according to senior surgeons
    3. One third of arrested drink-drivers in North Yorkshire were "at least twice the legal limit" during the police's most recent campaign
    4. More officers are being recruited in South Yorkshire to tackle social problems in parts of Sheffield
    5. And one Yorkshire window cleaner has been making money from his loose change
  9. Watch: 'What's promised must be done' over Grenfell Tower - Healey

    James Vincent

    BBC Look North

    South Yorkshire Labour MP and Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey has been speaking in the House of Commons about the government's response to the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London.

    The Wentworth and Dearne MP acknowledged that the housing minister, Alok Sharma, has had a "testing" start to his time in the role.

    However, Mr Healey said the government had been "off the pace at each stage following this terrible tragedy":

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    Video caption: John Healey in the House of Commons.
  10. Listen: Councils struggle to fund congestion schemes - MP

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    A total of £1bn a year is to be spent on reducing traffic congestion in rural towns and villages across the country.

    Councils will be allowed to take a share money being made available from road tax.

    Speaking during a special Commons debate, the Conservative MP for York Outer, Julian Sturdy, said councils often struggle to find the cash for projects meant to ease congestion such as the York outer ring road:

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    Video caption: MP Julian Sturdy says local authorities struggle to fund projects like upgrading ring road
  11. New scheme to get people walking in Sheffield

    Andy Kershaw

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A new scheme to help people who are looking for work enjoy a healthier lifestyle has launched across Sheffield.

    The Walking for Purpose scheme was piloted in Hillsborough but is now spreading out across the city.

    I've been to Newfield Green Library, in Gleadless, to meet Thomas Hall, one of the people behind the project, to find out more:

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    Video caption: Tom Hall on walking.
  12. One third of arrested drink-drivers in North Yorkshire 'at least twice legal limit'

    A third of people arrested during North Yorkshire's latest drink and drug-driving campaign were at least double the legal alcohol limit, the force has revealed.

    Breath test

    A total of 33 out of the 98 drivers arrested between 1 June and 30 June provided a reading of 70 microgrammes or more - at least double the legal limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

    The highest reading of the campaign was provided by a 43-year-old man from Thirsk who was over four times the legal limit.

    He's now due to appear in front of Northallerton Magistrates next week.

    Roads Policing Sgt Andy Morton says: "The number of drivers we have arrested and prosecuted throughout June, and the levels of alcohol we have found in some drivers' systems, only makes us more determined to use the resources we have available to identify, arrest and prosecute these irresponsible drivers."

  13. South and West Yorkshire among top five areas hit by firefighter job losses - Union

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says it's obtained figures showing more than 11,000 firefighters' jobs have been cut in the UK in the past seven years.

    Firefighters

    It says nearly 8,000 of the posts involved full-time firefighters, with South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire in the top five worst affected areas.

    Matt Wrack, general secretary of the FBU, says the job losses are a serious threat to public safety:

    Quote Message: After a tragedy like Grenfell Tower, the public need to feel safe. It is very clear just how badly we need adequate numbers of professional, trained firefighters to tackle these sorts of, thankfully rare disasters." from Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union
    Matt Wrack,Fire Brigades Union
  14. Jet2 apologises after Tenerife hotel online price error

    About 100 people have had their holidays in Tenerife cancelled by travel firm Jet2 after a website error.

    Jet2 plane

    Prices briefly advertised online for holidays at the Hard Rock Hotel in the Canary Islands were too low, with the company later cancelling bookings made.

    Several people told BBC Radio Leeds they had received a booking confirmation and had even reserved their seats on a plane, only for the holiday to be cancelled.

    Customers were given the option to pay the remainder of the actual price, but this was often nearly double the original advertised fee.

    Jet2 has apologised to customers affected and said all had received full refunds.