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Summary

  1. Final decision on HS2 routes through Yorkshire
  2. Northern Lights could appear over Yorkshire (12:50 update)
  3. Woman dies after being hit by car near Wakefield
  4. Bradford firm fined £80k for nuisance text messages
  5. Sprinklers to be fitted to all council tower blocks in Doncaster
  6. Armed robbery at Leeds city centre watch shop this morning
  7. First home match in a decade for Scarborough Athletic FC
  8. Nadiya will 'always be Yorkshire'
  9. Live updates on Monday 17 July 2017

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By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Monday

    Those are all the updates from Monday 17 July.

    Want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel on Tuesday 18 July 2017?

    Click here.

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    Severe accident: A19 North Yorkshire southbound

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    A19 North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between A684 and A61.

    A19 North Yorkshire - A19 closed southbound between the A684 junction in Ellerbeck and the A61 junction in South Kilvington, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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

    M1 South Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down lorry and a rolling road-block.

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

  4. Part of the proposed route for the HS2 high speed rail scheme

    A new high-speed rail network is planned from London to Birmingham and to Manchester and Leeds, known as HS2. Here are the key points about the scheme.

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    Video caption: Tom and Julie are the first to marry since the territory's marriage law was reformed

    Two polar guides have been married in the first official wedding ceremony in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT).

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A19 North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A19 North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between A684 and A61.

    A19 North Yorkshire - A19 closed and slow traffic southbound between the A684 junction in Ingleby Arncliffe and the A61 junction in South Kilvington, because of an accident.

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

  7. British couple marry in first Antarctic wedding ceremony

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    Video caption: Tom and Julie are the first to marry since the territory's marriage law was reformed

    Two polar guides have been married in the first official wedding ceremony in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT).

  8. 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. Final decision on HS2 routes through Yorkshire
    2. Northern Lights could appear over Yorkshire
    3. Man arrested after woman dies in crash near Wakefield
    4. Armed robbery at Leeds city centre watch shop
    5. Sprinklers to be fitted to all council tower blocks in Doncaster

    See you tomorrow.

  9. HS2: Line to use existing routes

    We now know where the government want to put the line for HS2, in our region it means that it will follow the M1 and the M18.

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    In 2033, when you'll actually be able to buy a ticket, and travel on the high-speed line between Sheffield and Leeds and London.

    The trains themselves will go as far north as Newcastle, via York, but will use the existing East Coast line at some point out of Leeds.

  10. HS2: Line will bring 'huge economic benefits'

    The government's preferred routes for the HS2 high speed railway north of Birmingham have been confirmed.

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    The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, said: "Britain's new railway line will bring huge economic benefits across the country and help ensure this government delivers on its promise to spread wealth beyond London and the south-east.

    "We will now press ahead with building the line, while continuing to ensure affected communities get appropriate support and are treated with fairness, compassion and respect."

  11. HS2: Decision on route 'wrong and perverse' says Miliband

    Doncaster MP and former leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband has branded the route for HS2 announced today as "wrong and perverse."

    Ed Miliband

    In a statement on his Facebook page, he says that the release from the Department for Transport "flies in the face of evidence, logic, and above all, the economic needs of South Yorkshire."

    He's against the line going through Sheffield's centre saying "the Meadowhall route would be better for jobs, regeneration, journey times, connectivity and for tackling the inequalities we face."

    He added: "The government and HS2 should be ashamed about the way they have gone about this decision. Their arguments do not add up, the consultation was a sham, and the residents have been ignored."

  12. HS2: Timescale for high-speed route

    If you're excited about the prospect of HS2, just a reminder of the time scale:

    • Bill for Phase 2b (the Yorkshire part) to be put before parliament in 2019
    • Royal assent 2022
    • Building starts 2023
    • Jump on a train 2033.
  13. HS2: Statement due to demand from MPs

    It seems that the statement by the Transport Secretary comes after pressure from MPs of all parties:

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  14. HS2: High-speed line 'will benefit country'

    HS2, the proposed high-speed rail line, the route of which has been confirmed today, is controversial.

    Is it worth the money? Some are due to lose their homes.

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    Philippa Oldham - Head of Transport and Manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - said HS2 can only be of benefit to the country:

    She said: "By freeing up the capacity on the East Coast Mainline, West Coast Mainline, through the HS2 route we'll be able to shift some of our freight network onto the rail network from the road network.

    She added "What's been really interesting is that those devolved regions have put transport at the heart of their policies."

  15. HS2: No decision on Parkway station

    If you need someone to look through this HS2 document from the government with a fine toothcomb, then BBC Look North's Tom Ingall is your man...

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