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Andrew Barton, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Monday...

    That's all from across Yorkshire on Monday 18 September 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Tuesday 19 September? Just click here.

  2. 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. Council leaders fail to agree over South Yorkshire devolution deal
    2. Huddersfield man jailed for partner's murder
    3. Motorists praised after pulling mum and child from crashed car
    4. Death of Leeds student 'not thought to be suspicious'
    5. As you like it? Crown Court's objection to York Shakespeare theatre plan

    See you tomorrow.

  3. South Yorkshire devolution deal not to go ahead 'because of Brexit'

    This afternoon South Yorkshire's £900m devolution deal appears dead in the water after two of the four councils involved voted against the proposal.

    South Yorkshire

    The leaders of Barnsley and Doncaster councils say the deal "is no longer possible" and that they want to pursue a Yorkshire-wide deal.

    In a statement from Barnsley and Doncaster councils they say that a number of "significant developments" have taken place since the original proposal - including Brexit.

    They say that "These decisions affect the next 30 years.

    "There is no way back once a deal is signed" and that a Yorkshire wide deal would be "economically and politically advantageous".

  4. Listen: No South Yorkshire devolution 'the right thing'

    Kevin Larkin

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Accused of betraying the region, Barnsley council leader Sir Steve Houghton says not supporting a deal for South Yorkshire was "the right thing to do".

    Earlier today the four South Yorkshire councils met to fashion an agreement on devolved powers, but they remain split 50/50 on the issue.

    Barnsley and Doncaster favour a Yorkshire-wide deal, but Sheffield and Rotherham support one for South Yorkshire.

    Sheffield City Council Leader Julie Dore said Barnsley and Doncaster were guilty of betrayal, but Sir Steve Houghton thinks otherwise:

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    Video caption: No South Yorkshire devolution Sir Steve Houghton
  5. 'Free dentists' on bus in Dewsbury

    From today free dental care's available in Dewsbury and Mirfield.


    The charity DentAid is driving a bus kitted out as a mobile treatment centre about to six locations throughout the rest of the month and into October.

    Funded by a grant of more than £7,000 the project's to help those who're struggling to get onto a dental clinic's books or who may be suffering from poor oral hygiene.

  6. Mayor 'defending Doncaster' in devolution talks

    Kevin Larkin

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, says putting the interests of the people of Doncaster first isn't a sign of "craziness".

    The four South Yorkshire councils are divided over the best way for devolution to work in the region.

    Sheffield and Rotherham want South Yorkshire to have its own Mayor, but Doncaster and Barnsley favour a Yorkshire-wide deal on devolved power.

    A meeting today to sort out the issue failed, with the leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore, saying those against a South Yorkshire-wide deal were a disgrace.

    Here's Ros Jones' reaction:

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  7. Protestors 'slow walk' in front of fracking lorries

    There have been further protests at the fracking site near Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire today.


    Campaigners "slow-walked" lorries attempting to make deliveries and police moved several protestors away from the front of the site but no-one was arrested.

    Third Energy was given permission by the county council earlier this month to begin moving equipment onto the site.

    It is due to be the first UK site to carry out the technique since a ban was lifted in 2012, the BBC understands.

  8. Asda store in Leeds attacked by armed robbers in 'terrifying' raid

    A supermarket in Leeds was attacked by armed robbers this morning who have got away with a "substantial amount of cash".

    Asda Holt Park

    The raid happened just before 06:15 when two men wearing balaclavas armed with crowbars broke in through a door while staff were preparing to open.

    They threatened workers and left with a large amount of cash and then left with a third man who was acting as a lookout.

    They ran along a ginnel towards the High Farm pub and drove away in a white 4x4.

    Quote Message: This was a terrifying experience for the store staff but thankfully no-one was physically injured" from Det Insp Susan MacLachlan West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Susan MacLachlanWest Yorkshire Police
  9. Flu jab myth-busting effort

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Which of the following is correct?

    A: Flu jabs give you wings.

    B: Flu jabs give you super-powers

    C: Flu jabs give you ...flu.

    Answer: None of the above. So says NHS England as it urges people to get a flu jab.

    Here are some things they'd like us to see:

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  10. Car used in armed Leeds bank robbery is found

    A car that was used in an armed robbery in Leeds last week has been recovered by police - now they want to know who left it there.


    The stolen grey Audi SQ5, was used in the raid on Lloyds Bank in Morley on Wednesday, the thieves were masked when they held up the branch:

    Lloyds Bank

    The car was found on Old Lane in Beeston on Saturday afternoon after someone called the police and reported it as suspicious.

    The vehicle was left behind some shops near to the junction with Dewsbury Road and forensic experts are examining the vehicle for evidence.

    Quote Message: We are currently continuing our inquiries into the armed robbery and the recovery of the vehicle used is a significant development" from Det Insp Susan MacLachlan West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Susan MacLachlanWest Yorkshire Police
  11. It's ok for football managers to take sweets from strangers

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Especially if that manager is Sheffield United's Chris Wilder.

    He was sent to the stands on Saturday for crossing into his opposite number's technical area.

    It seems a little girl in the crowd took pity on him, and held out her bag of sweets to cheer him up.

    The club has been showing its appreciation on social media.

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  12. Listen: 'Escape from death' car crash thank you

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live

    A grandmother has offered an emotional thank you to the men who saved her daughter and four-month-old grandson from a crash near Whitby, moments before the car exploded.

    Sardia Hall-Frankland's 22 year-old daughter Savannah has severe leg injuries and needed a seven-hour operation yesterday after the crash on the A171 near Whitby at the weekend.

    Her baby son was rescued from the car uninjured.

    North Yorkshire Police has also paid tribute to the men who stopped to help families involved, a passenger in a second car is "very poorly" in hospital.

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    Video caption: Car crash rescuers thank you
  13. Who is this? Police want this man after attempted burglary

    Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after an attempt was made to break into a house in Clayton, near Bradford.

    E-fit image

    It happened on The Avenue at about 21:00 on Wednesday 6 September when a witness saw someone try the back door of the house.

    He couldn't get in and left, but the witness followed him and confronted him and he denied trying to get into the house.

    CCTV was then checked and it confirmed he had tried to break in.

  14. Listen: Goodbye Don Valley, hello Olympic Legacy Park

    Jenny Eells

    Once it was home to Don Valley Stadium, where Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill honed her skills to become a world-beater.

    Now it's the site of the Olympic Legacy Park.

    It offers mixture of sports, research, academic and leisure activities.

    The whole thing isn't complete yet, but part of it has been opened to the public today.

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    Video caption: Olympic Legacy Park opens to publicin Sheffield
  15. Gin festival and grumbling spirits in Harrogate

    Allan Watkiss

    BBC Radio York, News

    Organisers of a gin festival in Harrogate have apologised after more than 200 people walked out.

    Gin in glass

    Some have taken to social media to vent their frustration over long queues at the event on Saturday night.

    It was Gin Rocks' first event at Ripley Castle and featured live music and a chance to taste a variety of gins.

    Organisers have apologised for the delays on the bar and say they'll learn lessons ahead of their next event.

  16. Travel update: Skateboarder hurt in Huddersfield bus accident

    BBC News Travel

    A skateboarder has been injured by a bus in Huddersfield.

    Police say it happened just after 13:30 on Upperhead Row.

    A man in his 20s has been injured and is being treated by ambulance staff at the scene:

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