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Summary

  1. Prince Harry focuses on mental health during West Yorkshire visit
  2. Security tightened at Sheffield club after student's death
  3. Flat caps lead to capture of North Yorkshire burglars
  4. Petrol sprayed in raid on Doncaster bookies
  5. Fatal North Yorkshire crash victim named
  6. Wakefield's Hepworth Gallery wins Museum of the Year
  7. Updates on Thursday 6 July 2017

Live Reporting

By Elly Fiorentini, Katie Galbraith and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Thursday

    Those are all the updates from Thursday 6 July.

    Want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel on Friday 7 July 2017?

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J49 for A168 and J43 for M1.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound between J49, A168 (Dishforth) and J43, M1 (Hook Moor), because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J46 for A63 Leeds Colton.

    M1 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J46, A63 (Leeds Colton), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M62 North Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 North Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J34 for A19 Selby and J33 for A162.

    M62 North Yorkshire - Two lanes blocked and very slow traffic on M62 westbound between J34, A19 (Selby) in Eggborough and J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services) in West Yorkshire, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

  5. Today's top five Yorkshire stories

    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 Friday 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. Prince Harry's two-day visit to West Yorkshire starts with a focus on mental health
    2. Security is tightened at a Sheffield club after the death of a student
    3. Here's how flat caps lead to the capture of North Yorkshire burglars
    4. A new app is launched to register animal roadkill in Yorkshire
    5. And Joe Root completes his first job as England captain
  6. In pictures: Injured veterans and soldiers compete in Phoenix games

    Here are some pictures we hope might inspire you:

    Boules, seated basketball and gym training

    Today is the final day of a competition being held in North Yorkshire for wounded, injured and sick servicemen, women and veterans at the Phoenix Summer Games.

    It's an annual event and this is the fourth year they've taken place.

    The teams are from the four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres in Catterick in North Yorkshire, Plymouth, Colchester and Tidworth.

    The games are being held at Phoenix House Recovery Centre in Catterick.

  7. In pictures: First day of Prince Harry's West Yorkshire visit

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    If you missed catching Prince Harry around Leeds today, here's a look back at his visit so far.

    The Prince spoke in the centre of Leeds about mental health awareness, a subject close to his heart:

    Prince Harry speaks about mental health

    And then it was fun in the sun playing rugby league with children in Headingley:

    Prince Harry speaking to children

    And the best bit? Meeting club mascot Ronnie the Rhino, of course:

    Prince Harry meets Ronnie the Rhino
  8. Remember your times tables? They've just got a rock 'n' roll makeover...

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Schoolchildren from around the north of England converged on East Leeds Academy today to take part in a new way of learning times tables.

    It's called The Times Tables Rock Star Competition and it combines maths with being a rock god.

    Reciting your three times table is suddenly getting exciting, and teachers say it boosts children's confidence.

    This is what's been going on:

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    Video caption: The Times Tables Rock Star Competition!
  9. Listen: Father of Sheffield soldier killed in Iraq reacts to Chilcot interview

    BBC News England

    The chairman of the inquiry into the Iraq war, Sir John Chilcot, has told the BBC that Tony Blair was "not straight" with the nation about his decisions in the run-up to the invasion.

    Sir John says although the evidence the former Prime Minister gave the inquiry was "emotionally truthful", he relied on belief rather than facts.

    The father of Alex Green, from Sheffield, a soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2007 at the age of 21, has given his reaction to Sir John's comments.

    Bill Stewardson says he rejects the suggestion that Alex died in a war that should never have happened:

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    Video caption: Reaction to Sir John Chilcot interview
  10. Watch: How to make Yorkshire's gardens more wildlife friendly

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    According to the RSPB, animals like moles, hedgehogs and newts are visiting Yorkshire's gardens less and less.

    The animal charity wants us to make our gardens more "wildlife friendly" and to get closer to nature.

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter Kat Cowan has been to a garden in Sheffield where they've done just that:

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    Video caption: A garden in Sheffield.
  11. 'Prince Harry's here!' - Children's excitement at royal visit to Leeds

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Children playing rugby at Headingley Stadium in Leeds have met Prince Harry who's enjoying day one of a two-day visit to West Yorkshire.

    The children are taking part in a special rugby league festival which is part of a drive to get 700,000 children playing rugby league.

    The Prince watched eight and nine-year-olds from city primary schools play in seven-a-side touch rugby league games.

    I've been following the royal visit:

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    Video caption: Children playing rugby at the Headingley stadium in Leeds have been meeting Prince Harry.
  12. Watch: New gallery celebrates a West Yorkshire great

    Cathy Killick

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    West Yorkshire's preparing to celebrate the 80th birthday of one of its most famous sons.

    David Hockney is to be honoured with a new gallery at Cartwright Hall in his home city of Bradford.

    It'll be a permanent exhibition of family photographs, work from his student days at Bradford School of Art and rarely-seen early sketchbooks.

    I've been discovering more about the Bradford Grammar School boy who went on to become one of the world's most famous artists:

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    Video caption: New gallery will celebrate one of Yorkshire's most famous artists
  13. Fatal North Yorkshire crash victim named

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police have named a woman killed in a car crash near Scarborough almost two weeks ago.

    Sue Meakin

    Susan (Sue) Meakin, who lived at Flixton died following the crash on Seamer's main street.

    In a statement, her family say she was a loving, caring person, who had time for everyone.

    All of her family and friends are devastated at the loss, they add.

    An inquest into her death has been opened and adjourned.

    Police have renewed their appeal for information about the collision, which also involved a Citroen C5 and which resulted in another driver being taken to hospital.

  14. Listen: Animal roadkill app launched in Yorkshire

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    What do you do when you see roadkill by the side of the road?

    I imagine you'd try to avoid it, or at best move it away from the road.

    But how about details of it to an app on your phone?

    The people behind the Mammals on Roads survey want you get in touch with details of animals on Yorkshire's roads, dead or alive.

    David Wembridge, from Mammals on Roads, explained to BBC Radio Leeds' Liz Green what the idea is behind the survey:

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    Video caption: Mammals on Roads survey want you to tell it about mammals on Yorkshire's roads
  15. E-fit appeal after Sheffield burglary

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to identify in connection with a burglary at a house in Sheffield.

    E-fit image

    It happened at about 15:30 on Sunday 18 June in Watkinson Gardens, Waterthorpe.

    A man claiming to have lost his dog went to the house to ask the occupant if she could check her garden for the dog.

    As the woman went outside, the man is said to have entered the property through an insecure door and stolen her purse and handbag.

    He's described as of stocky build, about 6ft tall and between 40-50-years-old. He is thought to have been wearing red.

  16. In pictures: Prince Harry at Headingley

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Prince Harry is continuing his tour of Leeds and surrounding areas and is currently at Headingley Stadium.

    The Prince is conducting his first official engagement as Patron of the Rugby Football League.

    He's been watching the Sky Try Rugby League Festival, which is part of a seven-year programme designed to get more than 700,000 children from primary and secondary schools across the country playing Rugby League.

    And he got to meet Ronnie the Rhino...

    These are some of the latest scenes:

    Prince Harry with kids at Headingley
    Prince Harry receives an England shirt from England Rugby League captain Sean O"Loughlin
    Prince Harry meets Ronnie the Rhino