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Elly Fiorentini, Nick Wilmshurst and Oli Constable

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  1. Join us on Thursday for our coverage

    That's all for our coverage on Wednesday.

    Join us on Thursday for the latest, news, sport, weather and travel.

  2. Video content

    Video caption: Andrew Gosden: The 14-year-old boy who disappeared

    Andrew Gosden was last seen at King's Cross in London after travelling one-way from Doncaster.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J23 for A640 and J22 for A672.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A172 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A172 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, around Yarm Lane.

    A172 North Yorkshire - A172 in Great Ayton blocked and slow traffic in both directions around the Yarm Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J29 for M1.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M62 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. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A65 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A65 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between B6480 and Moor Lane.

    A65 North Yorkshire - A65 in Mearbeck closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B6480 junction and the Moor Lane junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  7. 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. Clean up operation after storm Aileen
    2. Yorkshire Air Ambulance to operate at night for the first time
    3. Nick Clegg on his son's secret cancer battle
    4. Yorkshire and Humber unemployment falls
    5. York bookshop worker Fiona Mozley on shortlist for Booker Prize

    See you tomorrow.

  8. Leeds flood defence scheme mass tree planting proposal

    Hundreds of thousands of saplings could be planted in a £100m scheme to protect against flooding in Leeds.


    The mass tree planting proposal is in a Leeds City Council report for the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme.

    It follows a study of the River Aire catchment area after Storm Eva damaged 3,355 properties in the city in December 2015.

    Up to one million trees could be planted if the scheme is approved - the largest number planted for this purpose in the country.

  9. Illegal strikes 'probably right' - West Yorkshire MP

    A Labour frontbencher and West Yorkshire MP has told the BBC that trade unions who strike illegally over pay are "probably right".


    The Batley & Spen MP, and shadow early years minister, Tracey Brabin backed the Unite leader up during a Radio 4 interview this lunchtime.

    The Unite leader Len McCluskey has suggested unions could walk out even if they didn't have support among half of members.

    Strike ballots need a 50% turnout for legal industrial action to go ahead.

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    Video caption: Booker Prize: Selling my book 'strange and embarrassing'

    Shortlisted Booker Prize author Fiona Mozley also works in a shop which sells her novel.

  11. MP for Shipley questions PM on transport investment

    The Prime Minister has insisted that the government is investing heavily in transport for West Yorkshire.

    It's after the Conservative MP for Shipley, Philip Davies, raised concerns in parliament.

    Quote Message: My constituents feel they've not had a fair slice of the transport infrastructure cake over the years compared with London and the south east. from Philip Davies MP for Shipley
    Philip DaviesMP for Shipley

    Theresa May said that making the decision on spending on transport wasn't "about making a choice between north and south".

    She also said that the government had allocated £781m for the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund.

  12. Watch: Rugby players serve up breakfast to homeless

    Rugby League team Sheffield Eagles donned aprons and got to work helping out staff at the Cathedral Archer Project.

    The charity serve breakfast to dozens of homeless people every day.

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    Video caption: Sheffield Eagles players help staff at city homeless charity.
  13. West Yorkshire school and church on Victorian Society's 'at risk' list

    A former school in Bradford and a church in Huddersfield have been named among England's most endangered buildings.

    Feversham Street First School

    The buildings feature on the Victorian Society's annual list of buildings deemed "at risk of being lost forever".

    Comedian and vice-president of the Victorian Society, Griff Rhys Jones, said: "All of the buildings on this year's list have local, even national, importance in terms of their history and/or architecture.

    Feversham Street First School, Bradford (pictured above) is the only Grade II* building on the 2017 list.

    Since closing in 1993, this Gothic Revival building has been used mainly for commercial purposes but now appears to be closed and abandoned.

    St Andrew's Church

    The other building in West Yorkshire which is included in the society's top ten list is St Andrew's Church in Huddersfield (pictured above).

    It's the only church on the list and the building is currently up for sale but the Victorian Society says it is becoming increasingly vulnerable due to damage from vandals, nesting birds and general decay.

    Quote Message: To have let them fall into their current state is deplorable, but there is still time to save them for future generations to enjoy." from Griff Rhys Jones
    Griff Rhys Jones
  14. Listen: Claims major development in York will increase pollution

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    There's a piece of valuable land in York which the city council has been trying to redevelop for years.

    It was called the 'Teardrop' site and now it known as York Central. The land is part of the old sidings where the former Carriageworks site used to be. It stretches across to near York Railway Station.

    There are claims that multi million plans to redevelop the huge site could make the city's pollution problems worse. That's the view of people living nearby.

    Artist's Impression of York Central site

    Around two thousand new homes and a business park are planned for the area behind the railway station. A consultation on roads into and out of the site ended today. The York Central Partnership says it'll bring crucial jobs and investment. Chris Barrett is from York Central Action, a campaign group against the plans.

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    Video caption: Campaigners claim pollution in York could get worse when York Central is built
  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J42 for M62.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 northbound at J42, M62 (Lofthouse). Traffic is coping well.

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