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Summary

  1. Helicopter sex film officer jailed for misconduct
  2. Care concerns for injured soldier Ben Parkinson
  3. Phone firm fined after York flood halts 999 calls in Hull
  4. Body find: Doncaster man's death 'unexplained'
  5. North Yorkshire A64 fatal crash victim's family 'devastated'
  6. Fines warning as east coast gulls attack pets and heads
  7. 'Little or no progress' in Dales mobile phone coverage - report
  8. Ripponden woman in 50ft car fall thanks 'amazing' rescuers
  9. Updates on Tuesday 8 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Kate Linderholm and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Tuesday...

    Those are all the updates from across Yorkshire on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Wednesday 9 August? Just click here.

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J27 for M621 and J26 for M606.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes blocked on M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between Leys Lane and A1.

    A1 South Yorkshire - A1 closed southbound between Hampole Turn Off and the A1(M) J38 junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    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, at J29 for M1.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic eastbound at J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. 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. 'Sex-obsessed' helicopter film PC jailed
    2. Care concerns for injured soldier Ben Parkinson
    3. Woman in 50ft car fall thanks 'amazing' rescuers
    4. Phone firm fined after York flood halts 999 calls in Hull
    5. Full steam ahead for North Yorkshire Moors Railway after £4.6m windfall

    See you tomorrow.

  7. Film shows life along the Yorkshire coast over the last 100 years

    A film that charts life along the Yorkshire coast over the last 100 years is to be shown across the region.

    The Yorkshire Film Archive collection of coastal films shows seaside activities from almost every decade of the last century.

    It will be shown in Scarborough later this week, then Bridlington next month.

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    Video caption: A new film will show the last 100 years of life along the Yorkshire coast
  8. Lovelorn nightjar fails to find mate

    Marcel, a nightjar from the Humberhead Peatlands near Doncaster is still looking for love after a tour around the UK failed to find him a mate.

    Marcel being measured

    The University of York researchers tracking the behaviour of the threatened birds were amazed to see how Bird 16840 went on an odyssey around the UK after failing to find a partner locally.

    Route of nightjar

    They had no idea that he had been on such an adventure until we downloaded the GPS tag data.

    The bird first flew south to Cambridgeshire, then over to Norfolk before heading to Milton Keynes, the Severn Valley and Birmingham.

    He then headed home but has still not found his mate with only a few weeks of the breeding season still to go.

    He's been named Marcel after a Love Island contestant.

  9. Listen: Crumbs of comfort as Yorkshire cricket loses £25,000

    Organisers of this year's Scarborough Cricket Festival say they've lost up to £25,000.

    The tournament came to an abrupt end yesterday, when Yorkshire were beaten after only two days play, in their County Championship game against Essex at North Marine Road.

    The Festival was due to last four days.

    Chairman of Scarborough Cricket Club Bill Mustoe says the festival is a huge team effort and everyone is disappointed. He also mentions there's a few uneaten buns left over:

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    Video caption: Chairman of Scarborough Cricket Club Bill Mustoe says everyone is disappointed
  10. Leeds festival organiser launches scheme to boost number of female recording artists

    Festival Republic, which is behind the Leeds Festival, has launched a new project to help boost the number of female recording artists in the UK.

    Ellie Goulding

    As part of the new initiative bands with a mainly female line-up, or female solo artists, will get the chance to have a week's studio time.

    It's after controversy about the lack of female performers and headline acts at some of Britain's biggest festivals.

    The three-year project called ReBalance will be based in Leeds.

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  11. One hundred years of Yorkshire's coast on film

    A film which charts life along the Yorkshire coast over the last 100 years will be shown at various venues over the next few weeks.

    Scarborough

    The Yorkshire Film Archive will reveal the collection of coastal films that span almost every decade of the last century.

    It will be shown at the Scarborough Art gallery on 10 August and move to other venues.

  12. Watch: Bare cheeks - West Yorkshire exhibition of nudes

    Here's a bit more on a story we told you about earlier: West Yorkshire naturists taking part in The Great British Skinny Dip by holding an open day at the Ashedene Naturist Club in Brighouse.

    If you're of a sensitive nature look away now, however if you're intrigued......click play!

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    Video caption: Nudes exhibition in West Yorkshire
  13. Special Olympics opens tonight in Sheffield

    Helen Bailey

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The athletes are ready. They have been preparing for the Special Olympics in Sheffield for nearly four years.

    British athletes

    The city's Lord Mayor Anne Murphy is ready. She will be meeting the torch relay at Meadowhall later and will be part of the opening ceremony in front of 20,000 people at Bramall Lane.

    Lord Mayor Anne Murphy

    The Flame of Hope is being carried through Sheffield to the stadium.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Police search for hit and run driver in Rotherham

    A 27-year-old man is being treated in hospital after he was hit by a car on Claypit Lane at Rawmarsh in Rotherham on Sunday at around 18:00.

    The driver then made off. Police are appealing for witnesses.

    Claypit Lane
  16. Fire brigade exercise in Bradford

    Sometimes we let you know about exercises that the fire brigade are doing around Yorkshire so you don't panic and think that something real is going on.

    Today they're doing one at Jacob's Well in Bradford until 17:00, this is what it looks like from the inside:

    Fire excersise

    Looks like a set for The Tube circa 1984 (one for the kids there).

    So if you see smoke from around the back of the National Science and Media museum, don't panic.

  17. We shall fight them on the beaches

    Dramatic signs are going up in Scarborough, Filey and Whitby to deter visitors from feeding seagulls.

    Scarborough Councillor Bill Chatt posed on the beach with the sign and mascot Steven the Seagull.

    Steven the Seagull mascot with Cllr Bill Chatt

    Herring Gulls have gained a notorious reputation in recent years for their opportunistic attacks for food, especially when raising their chicks.

    This behaviour has been exacerbated by people feeding the gulls and leaving litter and food waste on beaches, instead of making use of nearby bins.