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By Andrew Barton, Kate Linderholm and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Thursday...

    Those all our updates from across Yorkshire on Thursday 24 August 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening on Friday 25 August? Just click here.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 and J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and 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

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    Severe disruption: A638 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A638 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between B6378 Lodge Lane and Kendal Rise.

    A638 West Yorkshire - A638 Doncaster Road in Crofton blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the B6378 Lodge Lane junction and the Kendal Rise junction, because of a vehicle striking a bridge.

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

  4. Our top five 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. Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over Oxspring crash
    2. Ex-British soldier from Leeds charged with terrorism offences
    3. Man treated in hospital after rescuing dogs from house fire
    4. Funeral for Jo Cox George Medal 'hero' Kenny
    5. 'Worst case of neglect' dog finds new home

    See you tomorrow.

  5. CCTV released after ring snatched

    Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after a ring was snatched from a jewellers.


    It happened at Fusion Jewellers in Craven Court on Skipton High Street at around 11:00 on Tuesday.

    A man snatched a white gold ring from the shop counter immediately after it had been tried on by a customer.

    If you can help call police on 101.

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    Severe accident: A1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between A1 and A639.

    A1 South Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on A1 Doncaster By-Pass northbound between the A1(M) J38 junction and Barnsdale Bar, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion on A1(M) to J36 A630 Warmsworth Road.

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

  7. Bus drivers meet after company goes into liquidation

    Drivers from a North Yorkshire bus company that's gone bust have been meeting to discuss their futures.


    Utopia went into liquidation yesterday, the company's based in Sherburn-in-Elmet with services into Selby, Tadcaster and York.

    It's feared many elderly people in rural villages could be effectively cut off - without any public transport.

    Drivers claim they only found out they'd lost their jobs via text message.

    The BBC has contacted the company for comment.

  8. Cash stolen from takeaway at knifepoint

    Two men have stolen cash from a take away in Maltby near Rotherham after threatening the owner with a knife.

    Muglet lane

    The armed robbery happened on Tuesday 25 July at the Empire House takeaway on Muglet Lane.

    One of the men is described as 6ft 2ins tall, a stocky build, wearing black jogging bottoms and an orange/red hoody.

    The second man is the same height, of slim build, wearing a black hoody with a white motif and grey tracksuit bottoms.

  9. Yorkshire Ambulance Service tweet from behind the scenes

    If you're a bit squeamish, probably best to look away now.

    The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust are currently staging a 24 hour tweet-a-thon about the job.

    Interesting to see what is all in a day's work:


    Here's a taster of what's been going on today:

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  10. Mental health plans for new mums

    There are plans for a new mental health service for pregnant women and new mums in North Yorkshire.


    Commissioners say pregnancy can trigger serious mental health problems for some women.

    They're talking to pregnant women, new mums and their partners, before submitting a bid for money to pay for the service later this summer.

  11. 'Worst case of neglect' dog finds new home

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    A dog who was so badly neglected that he was unable to walk because the fur on his leg was fused to his ear has found a loving new home.


    Trooper, as named by his new owners, was found on the streets of Leeds in June after his fur was so matted that it had pulled off the skin around his eyes.

    Staff at the Dogs Trust who took him in said that it was the "the worst case of neglect they had seen in over 30 years".


    But this story has a happy ending, Trooper is now better, after having to be anaesthetised so the vet could shave off the matted fur all over his body.

    The Lhaso Apso is now living with former soldier Allan Bottomley and his wife, Sandy, from Halifax who gave the six-year-old his new home after hearing about his plight.

    The Dogs Trust says that Trooper is now enjoying life, gets several walks a day and plays in the garden of his new home.

    Quote Message: When we heard his story, Sandy had tears rolling down her face and I was so angry." from Allan Bottomley
    Allan Bottomley
  12. Accrington Stanley sign Leeds United forward on loan

    Accrington Stanley have signed teenage forward Mallik Wilks on loan from Championship side Leeds United.

    Mallik Wilks

    The 18-year-old made his first-team debut for Leeds United in their FA Cup fourth-round defeat by Sutton United last season.

    "I'm here to play games, score goals and fight for promotion," said Wilks.

    "I've been at Leeds since I was 15, this is my first loan spell and I'm excited to get going and make that step up to senior league football."

  13. GCSE passes slightly down in Yorkshire

    GCSE passes have dropped slightly in Yorkshire and the Humber across the range of subjects in new, tougher exams sat for the first time in England.

    GCSE results

    This year 63.2% of students passed their subjects, down 0.3% on last year.

    Exam boards said this year's results were broadly consistent with last year, but English language, literature and maths were graded with a new numerical system for the first time

    The exams regulator Ofqual says a pass or grade 4 in maths would have been achieved in the upper tier paper with just 18% of the overall marks.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Leeds celebrates 60th birthday of Test Match Special

    One of the country's greatest broadcasting institutions is being celebrated in Leeds this afternoon.

    A star-studded cricket game is taking place at the Sports Park in Weetwood to mark the 60th birthday of Test Match Special.

    The all-star teams for the 20 over match are led by former Yorkshire and England batsman, Geoffrey Boycott, and commentator Jonathan Agnew.

    You can listen live on this BBC Sport page from 16:00.

    Broadcasting preparations for TMS

    Here's just one of the famous faces taking part:

    Phil Tuffnel
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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J39 for A636 Wakefield.

    M1 West Yorkshire - Lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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