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Summary

  1. All Creatures Great and Small star Robert hardy dies aged 91
  2. Bradford firms fined for nuisance marketing calls
  3. Teenage motorbike passenger killed in South Yorkshire crash
  4. New redundancy payment for former Kellingley miners
  5. Safety leaflet targets pedestrians crossing A64
  6. Screen Yorkshire backs Leeds for Channel 4 HQ bid
  7. Push for high speed rail route for north of England
  8. Warning after handbag snatches from Rotherham drivers
  9. Updates on Thursday 3 August 2017

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By Andrew Barton, 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 3 August.

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    Severe disruption: A638 West Yorkshire westbound

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    A638 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between Wesley Street and High Street.

    A638 West Yorkshire - A638 Bradford Road in Cleckheaton closed westbound between the Wesley Street junction and the High Street junction, because of a burst water main.

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

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J22 for A672 and J23 for A640.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of a lorry fire.

    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 J34 for A631 and J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down lorry. 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. All Creatures Great and Small star Robert Hardy dies aged 91
    2. Bradford companies fined for nuisance marketing calls
    3. Teenager dies following motorbike crash in South Yorkshire
    4. Screen Yorkshire backs Leeds for Channel 4 HQ bid
    5. And Wakefield roots for Missy the moggy

    See you tomorrow.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Peer into the past of Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

    If you live in North Leeds you might pass Kirkstall Abbey every day and not really give it a second thought.

    Kirkstall Abbey

    But the 865-year-old former monastery holds so many stories and some of them have been pulled together for a new display at the Abbey's visitor centre.

    You'll be able to see the medieval tiles Cistercian monks would have walked on centuries ago, and a tiny tuning peg from a musical instrument which could have belonged to a medieval minstrel.

    These, along with other items, were dug up on the site over the years and are being put on display for the first time in a free exhibition there.

    Kirkstall Abbey

    Monks began building Kirkstall Abbey in 1152 on land gifted to them by wealthy nobleman Henry de Lacy.

    Today, it's one of the best preserved monasteries in the country.

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J41 for A650.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Two charged over gunshots in Huddersfield

    Two teenagers, aged 17 and 18, have been charged with attempted murder after guns were fired in Kirklees last week.

    The 17-year-old male, from Dalton, has been charged in relation to three firearms discharges in Holays, New House Road and Dalton Fold.

    The 18-year-old male, from Deighton, has been charged in relation to two firearms discharges in Holays and New House Road.

    They're both due to appear before Kirklees Magistrates' Court on Friday morning.

  11. E-fit appeal over Doncaster assault

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    An e-fit image has been issued by police after a man was assaulted in the Armthorpe area of Doncaster.

    E-fit

    The victim was walking his dog at the pit top when he saw three quad bikers.

    As he was leaving, the 53-year-old was pushed by a teenage boy pushing a bike and then hit by a biker in his early 20s.

    The victim was left with a broken jaw and two breaks in his arm.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

  12. Final approval sought for Dewsbury hospital services move

    Health officials are being asked to give their final approval to plans to move some hospital services from Dewsbury to Wakefield.

    Dewsbury hospital

    The NHS wants to relocate services for very ill patients to Pinderfields, as part of a bigger re-organisation of health services in the area.

    If approved, the changes will happen at the start of next month.

  13. Robbers go through man's pockets after pushing him to floor

    A man who was pushed to the floor on a Scarborough street had his belongings taken from his pockets as he lay on the pavement.

    Scarborough TK Maxx

    It happened on Tuesday afternoon outside TK Maxx.

    The 57-year-old man was approached by two men who started to talk to him and then pushed him over before going into his pockets to take his property.

    The men then ran off towards Westborough.

    Anyone with information about the robbery is being asked to contact police.

  14. Leeds Rhinos: Teenagers Jack Walker and Alex Sutcliffe sign new deals

    BBC Sport

    Leeds Rhinos youngsters Jack Walker and Alex Sutcliffe have signed new deals.

    Jack Walker

    Full-back Walker, 17, had looked set to leave after the club announced he had turned down a deal last month.

    Centre Sutcliffe, 18, made his Rhinos debut in the Super League defeat by Wigan Warriors in July.

    Quote Message: I'm really happy things have been finalised and becoming a full-time player with my home town club is a dream come true for me." from Jack Walker Leeds Rhinos
    Jack WalkerLeeds Rhinos
  15. Heritage campaigners back restoration of Firbeck Hall

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The Save Britain's Heritage organisation has backed plans to restore South Yorkshire's Firbeck Hall.

    Firbeck Hall

    The country house was originally built in the late 16th century on land near Rotherham.

    The building underwent a major restoration in the 1930s with lots of Art Deco features added.

    The modern look encouraged the BBC to use Firbeck Hall to host its Late Night Dance Music show:

    Firbeck Hall 1930s

    However, the hall was closed in the late 1980s and has been in a state of decline ever since.

    New proposals would see the country house converted into 24 apartments with eight new houses added to land on the estate.

  16. New bypass for Pontefract, Featherstone and Ackworth?

    More than £250,000 is going to be spent looking into whether a bypass should be built around Pontefract, Featherstone and Ackworth in West Yorkshire.

    Pontefract

    It's claimed a new road will reduce congestion and open up new land for house building.

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has also agreed to investigate turning the York outer ring road into a dual carriageway.