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Summary

  1. Electrification of Midland Mainline scrapped
  2. Child abuse inquiry sees further arrests
  3. York sex assaults arrest
  4. 'Super prison' near York likely to go ahead
  5. Rise in knife crime in South Yorkshire
  6. Bradford MP calls for extra police powers to tackle 'honour killings'
  7. Burst water main closes Sheffield school
  8. Crackdown on nuisance bikers in Huddersfield
  9. Elkie Brooks reschedules York gig because of illness
  10. Live updates on Thursday 20 July 2017

Live Reporting

By Abigail Davies, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Thursday

    Those are all the updates from Thursday 20 July.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for A629 Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

    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 J35 for A629 Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. 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. Electrification of Midland Mainline scrapped
    2. Child abuse inquiry sees further arrests
    3. York sex assaults arrest
    4. Water streams along the dry bed of the River Twiss
    5. Pupils to be placed in isolation for 'youth culture' haircuts

    See you tomorrow.

  6. Ledger gives new insight into Barnsley mining disaster

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A ledger containing details about a mining disaster in Barnsley has been donated to the town's archives.

    An explosion at the Oaks colliery in 1847 was later overshadowed by England's worst mining disaster, which followed in 1866.

    The newly donated ledger will go on public display today:

    Oaks ledger 1
    Oaks ledger 2
  7. Large block of concrete thrown at train in Doncaster

    A large block of concrete has been thrown at a train that was approaching a Doncaster station.

    Train

    It happened last Tuesday evening as the Northern train was approaching Hatfield and Stainforth station and was passing under the Cuckoo Lane road bridge.

    As it went under the bridge police say "a very large piece of concrete" was thrown from the bridge and struck the driver’s cab.

    Detectives are now trying to find those responsible.

    Train

    Officers say that luckily it hit the other side to where the driver was sitting, but could have caused the driver serious or potentially even fatal injuries.

    DC Lee Parsons, said: “It is astonishing that someone thought it was a clever idea to throw this very large rock over into the path of this train."

    He added “Trains travel at very high speeds, and a large rock like this can easily break through the glass. What might seem like a bit of fun, can have extremely serious consequences.

  8. Sheffield MP blasts rail electrification plan as 'betrayal'

    The government's been accused of breaking promises over the decision not to electrify the Midland Mainline between South Yorkshire and London.

    Instead plans have been announced for so called "bi-mode" intercity trains from 2022 which can run either on electric lines or using diesel power

    Paul Blomfield Labour MP

    The Labour MP for Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield, says the move is a double betrayal:

    Quote Message: At a time when there has never been a greater focus on the impact of diesel fuel on the environment their decision to scrap electrification is incredibly irresponsible. It’s an utter disgrace that this announcement is on the last day of Parliament when the decision can’t be properly challenged.”
  9. Spitting ban proposal in Rotherham

    Rotherham Council is considering making it an offence to drink, spit or litter in public spaces in the town centre and Clifton Park.

    The Public Space Protection Order is being drafted in response to concerns about behaviour raised by residents and businesses.

    Map outlining area affected by proposed changes

    Offences would include:

    • Drinking alcohol other than in a licensed premises or event
    • Spitting
    • Face-to-face fundraising and marketing carried out by organisations without permission of the Council
    • Failing to keep a dog on a leash and under control
    • Using or carrying illegal drugs
    • Littering
    • Using a vehicle to cause a nuisance
    • Urinating or defecating in a public place
  10. Burglars steal jewellery from pawnbrokers

    Do you recognise these men?

    Police want to speak to them after a burglary of a large amount of jewellery in Brighouse.

    CCTV

    Police have released the images after thieves stole from the Cashbrokers store on Commercial Street on 21 April.

    They got into the brokers though a shop next door and took the jewellery and left on foot towards Market Street.

  11. York taxi driver fined for unfair trading

    A York taxi driver has been fined £748 for unfair trading and plying for trade.

    Taxi

    Fifty-four-year-old Ian Limbert of Elmpark View, York, drove three passengers from York to Thirsk without pre-booking their fare.

    He was driving a City of York Council licensed private hire car, which only allows the driver to pick up pre-booked fares.

    City of York Council say that one of the people travelling in the taxi realised that he was acting illegally and demanded her fare back before leaving the car.

    They added that Limbert tried to pull the customer out of the car after making a U-turn with the passenger rear door open and one passenger half out the car.

    York Magistrates Court

    City of York Council have said that it's important people have confidence in their taxi service:

    Quote Message: Harassing a passenger in this way as well as flouting the law governing private hire is unacceptable. from Cllr Sam Lisle City of York Council
    Cllr Sam LisleCity of York Council
  12. Helicopter sex film officer 'kept swinging secret'

    Sheffield Crown Court's heard how a former police officer who admitted using the police helicopter to film people sunbathing naked and having sex kept his "swinging and voyeurism" secret.

    PC Tim Smales who worked with Adrian Pogmore told the court he didn't know of Pogmore's habits, and would have reported them if he did.

    Adrian Pogmore

    Pogmore, of Guilthwaite Crescent in Whiston, has admitted misconduct in public office. Four others deny the charge and claim Pogmore was responsible for the recordings.

  13. Men in Sheffield suspected drugs incident 'to make a full recovery'

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Two men involved in a suspected drugs incident at a Sheffield nightclub are expected to make a full recovery.

    Police said the pair were in a "critical and life-threatening condition" after falling ill outside Tank nightclub on Saturday.

    Tank nightclub

    One man has been discharged from hospital while the other is still under observation but expected to make a full recovery.

    Tank nightclub said in an earlier statement it has "zero tolerance to illegal drugs".

    Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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    Video caption: Leeds club night Back to Basics returns with classical twist

    Back to Basics is to return to Leeds - with a special classical night featuring the Opera North orchestra.