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Summary

  1. Rule change call for drink driving law
  2. Two charged with attempted murder in Sheffield
  3. HS2 route through South Yorkshire set to be confirmed
  4. Calls for parents to be allowed to take their children out of school to go to the Great Yorkshire Show
  5. More diversity needed in West Yorkshire classrooms
  6. Future of public parks discussed in Leeds
  7. Improvement plans for York Racecourse
  8. Couple to get married in Antarctica
  9. Live updates on Thursday 13 July 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Michael Emons

    BBC Sport

    Greg Eden

    Michael Emons

    BBC Sport

    Super League's leading try-scorer Greg Eden suffers a shoulder injury during Castleford Tigers' win over Salford Red Devils.

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  2. That's all from Thursday

    Those are all the updates from Thursday 13 July.

    Want to get all the latest news, sport, travel and weather on Friday 14 July 2017?

    Click here.

  3. Our five top stories today

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

    Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. MP urges loophole on drink driving be closed
    2. Two charged with attempted murder in Sheffield
    3. HS2 route through South Yorkshire set to be confirmed
    4. Yorkshire man to get married in Antarctica
    5. Just plane amazing: Marriage proposal at Great Yorkshire Show

    See you tomorrow.

  4. Castleford man arrested over Wakefield sexual offence

    A man has been arrested in Castleford after a sexual offence was committed against a child under 18 at Asda in Glashoughton.

    Asda

    Officers said they had stepped up patrols in the area after the incident sometime after 14:30 on Saturday.

    The victim is still receiving support from West Yorkshire Police.

  5. The future of Doncaster's Venus statue

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Last month we told you about plans for the old girls' school in Doncaster to be the home of the town's new library.

    This prompted some of you to get in touch to ask what will happen to Venus statue that in the old school's reception.

    Here's the latest on what I've found out so far:

    Video content

    Video caption: A new home for the Venus statue?
  6. Sheffield Chamber of Commerce on devolution deal

    Sheffield Chamber of Commerce executive director Richard Wright has called for a "definitive statement" on a devolution deal for the region.

    Richard Wright

    Mr Wright will head to a meeting with fellow leaders later this month and is keen to avoid further "procrastination" and address the current "big void".

    Quote Message: Generally, businesses in Sheffield would support the devolution deal for South Yorkshire but would also want some reassurance that the region will work together better in the future." from Richard Wright Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Richard WrightSheffield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
  7. University of Sheffield to lead a multi-million wind power project

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The University of Sheffield will head up a collaboration with the University of Hull and the University of Durham to help improve the UK's offshore wind power technologies.

    A grant of £7.6m will be given to the institutions to work with two private companies, on a five-year programme to address problems that will help to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind.

    Thanet wind farm

    As part of this Sheffield will create the largest joint industry-academic wind power research partnership in the UK, which is hoped will help strengthen the city's position as a world leader in wind power research.

    Quote Message: The project will address the challenges of both the current and future generations of wind turbine technology in such a way that a chain of critical issues regarding availability and reliability of such structures will be explored and solved." from Professor Zi-Qiang Zhu University of Sheffield
    Professor Zi-Qiang ZhuUniversity of Sheffield
  8. Seal recovering after being found on Scarborough beach

    A young seal's recovering after being found collapsed and bleeding on a North Yorkshire beach.

    Wallace the seal

    The RSPCA was contacted by a man who'd spotted the lone pup on the beach at Fylingthorpe, near Whitby.

    He's been nicknamed Wallace and is being treated at Scarborough's Sea Life Centre for a deep wound inside his mouth and an ear infection.

  9. Brexit repeal bill: Leeds MP questions timetable

    MPs must "work together" on Brexit, the minister in charge of the UK's EU exit has said, as he published a bill to convert EU law into British law.

    But some MPs are already raising questions over the bill, including a Leeds MP.

    EU

    The legislation, known as the repeal bill, will ensure the same rules apply in the UK after Brexit, while giving the UK Parliament power to change them.

    Brexit Secretary David Davis said he would "work with anyone" to make it a success, but he faces opposition.

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron told the government: "This will be hell".

    Labour's shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has made clear his party would not support the Bill in its current form.

    There are questions over the timetable too:

    Quote Message: We have about 15 months to conclude the most challenging negotiation the country has ever faced and they're still talking about citizen's rights, that was supposed to be easy." from Hillary Benn MP MP for Leeds Central and Commons Brexit Committee
    Hillary Benn MPMP for Leeds Central and Commons Brexit Committee
  10. NHS wants 999 response times to be lower

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Radio York

    The National Health Service has set out plans for new targets for how quickly ambulances should reach patients following a trial which included the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

    It's been decided that 90% of the most serious calls, such as when people aren't breathing, will now need to be reached within 15 minutes, previously it was 75% of these 999 emergencies be reached in eight minutes.

    Ambulance

    The NHS says response times will be quicker than that, because fewer calls will be classed as life-threatening.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J36 for A61 Birdwell and J37 for A628 Barnsley affecting J35A for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and stationary traffic on M1 northbound between J36, A61 (Birdwell) and J37, A628 (Barnsley), because of an accident. Congestion to J35a, A616 (Stocksbridge).

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

  12. Newly found WW2 paperwork raises questions about a Sheffield man

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield Archives has recently discovered an eyewitness account from a Sheffield Blitz survivor relating to the bombing of the Marples Hotel in Sheffield city centre during World War Two.

    The paperwork was misfield at the time and include the words of 27-year-old Lionel George Ball:

    Video content

    Video caption: City of Sheffield Police document about Frank Dalton.

    That man was later identified to be Frank Dalton from Pitsmoor in Sheffield, who had told his wife that he was leaving South Yorkshire for a mission with the RAF.

    Tim Kneble from Sheffield Archives explained the details to me:

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    Video caption: Sheffield archive papers on Frank Dalton.
  13. Burberry to 'remain in Yorkshire'

    Burberry says that their pulling out of the redevelopment of the Grade I listed Temple Works in Leeds was "simply and strictly" a matter of one site falling out of favour and that they will still invest in the city.

    Burberry

    Chief executive Marco Gobbetti said "There are other (sites), and we will remain there. We will remain in Yorkshire."

    He added that "We are going to invest in Leeds, we are going ahead with our plans in Leeds."

    Yesterday, it was revealed that the fashion retailer had allowed their lease on the historical Leeds building to lapse, leaving the future of the building uncertain.

  14. Just plane amazing: Marriage proposal at Great Yorkshire Show

    Some people don't muck about when it comes to marriage proposals, like army veteran Luke Davison.

    He asked his girlfriend Ashley Addy to marry him at the Great Yorkshire Show today.... with a plane.

    Proposal

    Luke and Ashley have been to the show every year since they met in 2014 becuase of Ashley's love of horses.

    Gas engineer Luke was formerly with the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment and served on two tours of Afghanistan and Ashley is an office manager.

    Oh, and she said yes by the way.

    Quote Message: It was a complete surprise, I had no idea what was happening. I didn’t see the plane at first, Luke had to get me to turn around and look!” from Ashley Addy
    Ashley Addy