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By Elly Fiorentini, Oli Constable and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Watch: Anti-fracking protesters moved from Ryedale site

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    North Yorkshire Police have physically removed anti-fracking protesters from a camp outside a site in Ryedale.

    The group tried to stop several vehicles getting into the Third Energy fracking plant at Kirby Misperton this morning.

    The company says it expects to start fracking at the site by the end of the year:

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    Video caption: Police physically remove anti fracking protestors at Kirby Misperton
  2. West Yorkshire Police 'could lose 80 officers' after pay increase

    The West Yorkshire Police force could lose 80 frontline police officers as a result of the planned increase in officers' pay, according to the Shadow Policing Minister.


    Labour's Louise Haigh has accused the government of misleading the public over the 1% bonus and 1% pay increases over the coming year.

    The shadow minister told the House of Commons that it'll have to be financed from existing budgets, and it will mean more jobs having to be cut from forces like West Yorkshire's - who say it could cost about 80 officers' jobs.

    But Home Office minister Sarah Newton said the increase was affordable for forces and that their reserves were "increasing".

    Quote Message: The government has been on warning for some time that the police is nearing breaking point. Today we are telling them this move may finally break them." from Louise Haigh Shadow Policing Minister
    Louise HaighShadow Policing Minister
  3. Fresh appeal for help 10 years after Doncaster teen's disappearance

    A fresh appeal to find a teenager from Doncaster who went missing in 2007 has been made exactly 10 years after he first disappeared.

    Andrew Gosden

    Andrew Gosden, 14, left his home in Dalby at about 08:30 on Friday 14 September and was seen heading down Littlemoor Lane, towards Westfield Park.

    About an hour later he took out £200 from his bank account and got on a train bound for Kings Cross where CCTV cameras picked him up leaving the station. He hasn't been seen since.

    Quote Message: I would ask anyone, maybe new friends, neighbours or work mates, who believe they know a 24-year-old man that could be Andrew, to come forward." from Det Ch Insp Joanne Bates South Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Joanne BatesSouth Yorkshire Police
  4. Listen: Advice charity seeks more money to explain Universal Credit

    Citizens Advice in York says it's struggling to cope with the number of people having problems claiming the new Universal Credit.

    The service is now seeking a further £12,000 from City of York Council to pay for extra help and advice sessions.

    The charity says the new system is confusing and people are having to wait weeks without any benefits while paperwork is processed.

    Rosie Baker, from York, who's one of those affected, says she's had to borrow money because of her switch from Jobseekers Allowance to Universal Credit:

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    Video caption: Citizens Advice due to get council money to help York's Universal Credit claimants
  5. Pupils at Bradford school 'under influence of drugs'

    Students at a West Yorkshire school for those excluded from other schools were found by inspectors to be "arriving under the influence of drugs" and rolling cigarettes during lessons.

    Ummid School

    The Ummid Independent School, which has two sites in Bradford and one in Halifax, was rated "inadequate" by Ofsted inspectors.

    The report said said improvements had to be made "as a matter of urgency".

    The school said it had closed two of its sites and had launched a review.

    In a statement, the school's board of trustees said: "We are very disappointed with the Ofsted judgement but fully accept the findings."

  6. Tram-train finally takes to the tracks in Sheffield

    Sheffield's newest tram-train vehicles have taken to the rails today, but they're currently only operating on the city's tram network.


    They will eventually run services from Sheffield city centre to Rotherham via the rail network.

    Theo the tram-train - yes, they've named it - will pick up passengers at Meadowhall today before entering service operating as a tram.

  7. Landlord in court over boys' fire deaths in Huddersfield

    A landlord has pleaded not guilty to gross negligence manslaughter over the deaths of two brothers in a house fire in Huddersfield.

    House which caught fire

    Three-year-old Logan Taylor and his brother Jake, aged two, died in the blaze on Alder Street, Fartown, on 20 February last year.

    Kamal Bains, 50, of Stableford Gardens, Birkby, Huddersfield, appeared at Leeds Crown Court and pleaded not guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence.

    He has been released on bail pending the start of his trial on 2 July.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Immigration raids see seven arrested in York

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    Seven people have been arrested by officers investigating slavery and trafficking in York.

    The seven were arrested following raids on the Regency Chinese Restaurant on Barbican Road and the Regency Chinese Restaurant and Supermarket on George Hudson Street last Friday.

    The four men and three women, who are all Chinese, were arrested on suspicions of immigration offences.

    They're being held in custody by Immigration Services.

    Seven people were arrested at the restaurant

    Trading Standards, Immigration Services, the Health and Safety Executive and the police visited car washes and restaurants to check that workers were able to work freely and legally.

    Legal papers and living accommodation were also checked.

    One car wash was shut immediately by the Health and Safety Executive and advice was given to another two sites.

  10. Real Junk Food Project anger over 'free food' leaflet

    The people behind The Real Junk Food Project in Sheffield have reacted to leaflets claiming they give food away for free.

    Picture of a note

    Real Junk Food Project organisers say it costs them money to pick up the food in the first place.

    The project was set up to collect surplus food and then offer it to people on a pay-as-much-as-you-feel basis.

    But now they say they're "furious" that someone's handing out the leaflets claiming free food's on offer:

    Quote Message: Some days we don't even receive £10, yet over 100 people leave with two bags full of food each. Food is not free. Food has value. Everybody can contribute somehow." from Real Junk Food Project
    Real Junk Food Project
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J37 for A635 Barnsley Road and J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A1(M) southbound between J37, A635 (Marr) and J36 A630 Warmsworth Road, because of an accident. Travel time is 30 minutes. Congestion to J38, A638 (Red House).

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

  12. CCTV released of masked robbers who targeted Leeds bank

    Three armed and masked men robbed a bank in Leeds yesterday.

    Police have released these pictures from the scene.

    Bank robbers

    It happened just after 12:40 at Lloyds Bank on Queen Street, Morley, when the men wearing white masks and armed with an axe and a "long-barrelled" gun went into the bank and threatened the staff.

    The gang left with a quantity of cash and got into a grey Audi SQ5 where a getaway driver was waiting for them.

    The Audi had false plates and was stolen in a burglary in South Yorkshire almost two weeks earlier.

    Police want any information on the gang.

    Quote Message: This was a very frightening experience for the three members of bank staff and an elderly customer who was in the branch. Thankfully no-one was injured." from Det Insp Charlotte Hails West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Charlotte HailsWest Yorkshire Police
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    Video caption: Behind the scenes of the Leeds warehouse where Christmas is being prepared
  14. LISTEN: £300k boost for North Yorkshire village hall

    A North Yorkshire village hall that dates back to the World War Two will be rebuilt with the help of a £324,000 Lottery grant.

    The money's going to Farndale, where volunteers have been fundraising to build a modern community hall.

    The current Farndale Village Hall is just a shack - but is the hub of the community. It hosts film nights, meetings, events

    Campaigners say they've got more work to do, but the grant, of more than £300,000, means work might start within 12 months.

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    Video caption: Hundreds of thousands of lottery funding to create a new village hall for Farndale.
  15. Ladies Day at the St Leger Festival

    Ladies Day at the St Leger is a chance to bring a bit of class and elegance to the racing festival.

    Thousands of people are expected at the Doncaster racecourse today, including these ladies who have just arrived in the town.

    Women outside train station
  16. Travel: Disruption on trains to and from Edinburgh

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    If you're heading to Edinburgh or your train is coming from there you can expect some delays this lunchtime.

    A signalling problem at Edinburgh is causing disruption. Operators say trains may be delayed by up to 20 minutes, cancelled or revised.

    Disruption is expected until 13:15

  17. Signalling problems near Bedford affecting trains

    Some trains into London are delayed because of a signalling failure near Bedford.

    Virgin Trains East Coast say they're accepting tickets on their trains from Leeds and Doncaster into London King's Cross.

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  18. Off-duty police officer first on scene of M62 overturned caravan

    Just one more post on the M62 overturned caravan.

    It seems that a police officer on his was back from holiday was first on the scene along with a nurse who also stopped.

    Thankfully no one was hurt:

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  19. Travel update: Overturned caravan moved off M62

    It looks as though the M62 is moving again after a caravan overturned earlier this morning.

    We love how the sight of the caravan on its roof emotionally affects this tweeter:

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  20. Travel update: Overturned caravan causing M62 delays

    BBC News Travel

    The overturned caravan on the M62 westbound between J35 and J34 westbound is starting to cause quite a few queues.

    Here's our old friend the M62 just after J35 not looking at its best:

    M62 delays