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Summary

  1. M1 closed in both directions near Leeds
  2. Environment Secretary criticises Sheffield tree-felling programme
  3. Three men on the run after Rotherham crystal meth lab sentencing
  4. Fire crews damp down after major blaze at Bradford food firm
  5. North Yorkshire 'castle' builder knew rules were being broken
  6. Channel 4 move to Yorkshire would have 'limited benefit'
  7. Bradford-based Morrisons will not adopt 'fake-farm food' brands
  8. Updates on Thursday 10 August 2017

Live Reporting

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 our updates from across Yorkshire on Thursday 10 August 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Friday 11 August? Just click here.

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    Severe disruption: A19 North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A19 North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between A168 and A684.

    A19 North Yorkshire - A19 York Road blocked northbound between the A168 junction in Sowerby and the A684 junction in Ellerbeck, because of a police incident.

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

  3. Jacob Miller

    Jacob Miller marks his return from a broken leg with a try as Wakefield run in six tries against Leeds Rhinos.

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  4. 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. Long delays for motorists as M1 shuts after tanker overturns
    2. Three men on the run after Rotherham crystal meth lab sentencing
    3. Gordon Rhodes and Son fire: No injuries after blaze
    4. North Yorkshire 'castle' builder knew rules were being broken
    5. The ultimate Airfix kit?: Hand-built Spitfire rolls out of garage

    See you tomorrow.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J44 for A64 and J43 for M1.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on A1(M) southbound between J44, A64 (Bramham) and J43, M1 (Hook Moor), because of all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  6. M1 tanker crash: Picture shows shocking extent of damage

    This shocking picture shows the lucky escape the driver of a tanker which crashed on the M1 this afternoon had:

    Tanker crash

    The driver was trapped in the cab for sometime, but was taken to hospital with a fractured leg.

    The M1 has been shut for much of the day and is not expected to fully re-open until after 20:30 this evening according to Highways England.

  7. Watch: unusual way to litter pick in Yorkshire's rivers

    Unfortunately it's a fact that thousands of plastic bottle are tossed into Yorkshire's rivers and canals .

    The Canal and River Trust says 66% of people who took part in a survey admitted dropping litter.The trust says it spends £1m a year clearing rubbish from Britain's canals and waterways.

    Today it's found an unusual way of appealing to people to clean up their act, BBC Look North's Mark Ansell has tried it out:

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J46 for A63 Leeds Colton.

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 entry slip road closed northbound at J46, A63 (Leeds Colton), because of traffic management.

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

  9. Huddersfield Town 'happy' with underdogs tag

    BBC Sport

    Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town are "more than happy with being written off", according to captain Tommy Smith.

    Tommy Smith

    Town, who beat Reading in the Championship play-off final in May, have been tipped by many to make an immediate return to the second tier.

    The Terriers start the season with a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

    "People didn't expect anything from us last season and look what we achieved," the defender told BBC Radio Leeds.

  10. Plans for £58m Halifax town centre revamp 'to be submitted in winter'

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    Plans for a £58m revamp of Halifax is expected to be submitted to Calderdale Council in the winter, the authority says.

    Artist impression of Halifax train station regeneration

    It wants to improve the way pedestrians, cyclists and drivers travel around the town centre and has proposed a number of regeneration plans including a square next to the Piece Hall, a new train station plaza, better cycling facilities and footpaths; pedestrianised areas around the central library and Square Chapel.

    Church Street, Bank Bottom, Charlestown Road, North Bridge, Broad Street, Market Street, Wards End, Bull Green and Cow Green will be at the centre of the regeneration work.

    Artist impression of Market Street regeneration

    The council says it also wants to reduce congestion on the A629 route between Halifax and Huddersfield. It held a one-day "public information event" last month to unveil the proposals.

    Quote Message: Over 120 people attended to view the plans and speak to the team and some invaluable feedback was given. This will be considered further as the scheme progresses into detailed design before a planning application is submitted this winter.” from Councillor Barry Collins Calderdale Council
    Councillor Barry CollinsCalderdale Council
  11. Fifty thousand medical appointments missed in West Yorkshire

    Nearly 50,000 people missed their medical appointments last year at the Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust.

    Doctors

    The Trust - which runs hospitals in Wakefield, Pontefract and Dewsbury - says that's the equivalent of 8% of all appointments.

    In an effort to combat the problem, Mid-Yorkshire now sends a text message reminder to patients, as well as a letter.

    This comes as new figures show the number of people waiting for routine surgery in England in June was the highest in almost a decade.

  12. Travel update: Latest from the M1

    If you're heading from North Yorkshire into Leeds on the M1 you're going to be stuck in a bit of traffic tonight:

    M1

    This is the M1 near to J47, which has been closed because of an earlier accident in which a tanker overturned.

    Emergency Services are still working to remove the tanker, which is on its side.

    M1 tanker

    The motorway isn't expected to fully reopen until nearly 21:00 diversions are in place.

    The driver of the lorry has a fractured leg and has been taken by ambulance to hospital.

  13. Reports of acid attack outside Doncaster hospital 'untrue'

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Doncaster Royal Infirmary say fears there was an acid attack in a car park have proved to be unfounded.

    Emergency procedures were activated at the hospital when people went into A&E after being sprayed with a substance which is now thought to have been water.

    Doncaster Royal Infimary
  14. Have you seen this man?

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    West Yorkshire Police are appealing for help to find a wanted Calderdale man.

    Michael Lloyd Long was sentenced to 6 years in jail yesterday for his role in a 2015 robbery.

    Long and a second man kicked and punched their victim before stealing his wallet and mobile phone.

    Michael Lloyd Long

    Long was tried and found guilty in his absence.

    Anyone who knows where he can be found is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J39 for A636 Wakefield.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  16. The ultimate Airfix kit?: Hand-built Spitfire rolls out of garage

    Jericho Keys

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    Have you got a project you're working on at the moment?

    Something in the garage you're really proud of?

    I'm not sure it'll beat what Matt Russell's up to in North Yorkshire...

    Deep in a secret location, he's built this replica Spitfire from scratch:

    Spitfire

    I've been to see it today - that's me smiling in the cockpit!

    It's 80% to scale and Matt's putting it up for sale for a mere £160,000, but reckons it could go for about £260,000.

    Matt's days seem to have more hours in them than most people's because he's also built a few submarines...