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By Andrew Barton, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Watch: South Yorkshire devolution meeting gets under way

    Kevin Larkin

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    As South Yorkshire councillors meet to decide control of devolved power in the region today, here's my summary of the battle ahead.

    Given the divided views among councils in South Yorkshire, today is set to be a big day:

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  2. Monday's Yorkshire weather forecast

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It's a dry and bright start across much of Yorkshire, with a few patches of mist and fog along with a few showers possible across eastern parts mainly.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: We're off to a dry and bright start across much of Yorkshire with some mist and fog.
  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J26 for M606.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Listen: West Yorkshire MP targeted by abuse in 2017 election

    A West Yorkshire MP is among those who say they received death threats and abuse during this year's general election campaign.

    Nearly all of the MPs who responded to a BBC survey - 87%, in fact - said they had faced some form of abuse, including verbal abuse, vandalism and intimidation, on the campaign trail.

    Just over half of the MPs said they were not bothered by the abuse they received, although 9% said they had been "extremely upset" and 39% were "fairly upset".

    Dewsbury Labour MP Paula Sherriff says online abuse was a daily occurrence during the election campaign and it created a sense of fear about what would happen next.

    Here she remembers one time when she logged onto Facebook and was shocked by what she saw about herself:

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    Video caption: Paula Sherriff
  5. Olympic Legacy Park opens in Sheffield

    Jenny Eells

    I'm out at Sheffield's Olympic Legacy Park - what's said to be a world-class facility for sports, education, health and leisure - which is set to be officially opened a little later today.

    Legacy Park

    It's not fully-complete yet and it sits on the site of the former Don Valley Stadium.

    Legacy Park

    The NHS and Sheffield Hallam Univesity are involved in the project, and there'll be a strong emphasis on research.

    Legacy Park
  6. Listen: Parking charges and stag parties blamed for "failing" York trade

    Retail in York city centre is "failing", according to a report by a group of high-profile shop owners.

    Stag and hen parties, 24-hour parking charges and online shopping are all to blame, York Retail Forum says.

    The organisation's now launched a plan its members hope will turn things around.

    But Hanush Wolf, the owner of Burgins perfume shop, which closed this year after 137 years of trading in York, says he thinks the damage has already been done:

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    Video caption: Stag an hen parties blamed for failing York shops
  7. Watch: Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair

    Two men who boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK have been exposed as part of a three-year BBC investigation.

    Andrew Horner-Glister and Barry Sanders, who ran several businesses, including one called Clarity Leeds, told an undercover reporter from Inside Out West Midlands they sent "60 million texts a month".

    The pair said when they did it up until 2012, it was legal. But the Information Commissioner's Office, which regulates the industry, says it's been illegal since 2003:

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    Video caption: Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair
  8. Motorists praised after pulling mum and child from crashed car

    The bravery of motorists after a serious crash on the coast at the weekend has been praised by North Yorkshire Police.


    Officers say people stopped to help save two lives, by pulling a mum and baby from a car moments before it burst into flames.

    It happened at about 10:00 on Saturday on the A171 at Normanby, just south of Whitby.

    Police say a Vauxhaul Vectra appears to have lost control, crossing into the path of oncoming vehicles.

    It struck a Golf, with a 22-year-old mum and infant inside, which came to rest on the verge before bursting into flames.

    People who stopped and pulled them out are being praised for assisting in an "extremely dangerous situation".

    The mum and a passenger in the Vectra are in hospital with serious injuries. The baby boy is unhurt.

    Anyone who saw what happened is being asked to contact police.

  9. D-Day for devolution in South Yorkshire

    Council leaders from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are due to meet this morning to decide whether to go their own way with a South Yorkshire devolution deal or join other councils in a Yorkshire-wide deal.


    A total of 17 councils across Yorkshire have said they want to unite behind a single devolution deal.

    Last week, Barnsley leader Steve Houghton and Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones expressed their commitment to a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal.

    On Friday, a letter from Local Government Minister Sajid Javid increased the pressure on the four South Yorkshire councils to agree on a way forward.

    Despite a range of proposals, councils have so far failed to agree a pan-Yorkshire deal.

  10. Check your train journey this morning

    BBC News Travel

    Rail services across Yorkshire appear to be running pretty much on time so far this morning, though there are a few problems.

    First, if you're heading south, journeys between Derby/Nottingham and Leicester are being delayed by up to 10 minutes.

    And trains are currently unable to run between Meadowhall and Rotherham Central because of over-running engineering works.

    Rail replacement transports will shuttle passengers between the two stations until the work is completed.

    You can click on the links below to keep up-to-date with the live departure boards for:

    And you can click here for the latest updates on delays.

  11. Investigation after Leeds student found dead with unexplained injuries

    Investigations are continuing this morning after a student was found dead with unexplained injuries outside a house in Leeds at the weekend.

    Harry Loker

    Leeds Beckett student Harry Loker, 21, was found collapsed on Royal Park Avenue in Hyde Park.

    West Yorkshire Police said Mr Loker was socialising with friends in Leeds on Thursday evening and left for home in the early hours of Friday.

    Officers were called at about 09:15 on Friday to reports a man had been found collapsed.

    Det Ch Insp Jaz Khan said: "A post-mortem examination revealed Harry had a number of injuries which cannot presently be accounted for. His death is being treated as unexplained."

    In a statement, Mr Loker's family said he was a "devoted son, brother and perfect grandson" and his death had left them "broken".

  12. Yorkshire's Monday weather

    BBC Weather

    A dry, bright start for most, but the odd shower may affect Yorkshire's coast first thing.

    Showers developing more widely by late morning and into the afternoon, though most will be light.


    Cloud and outbreaks of rain are likely to cross all parts through this evening.

    Becoming mainly dry overnight and turning chilly, perhaps with some patchy mist or fog.

  13. Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Yorkshire on Monday 18 September 2017.

    We'll be with you until 18:00 tonight with all the latest news, views, weather, travel and sport updates from across Yorkshire.

    I thought we'd start the week with this glorious BBC Weather Watcher pic of canine fun on the North Yorkshire coast:


    And remember, if you have a great pic to share or want to get in touch with us about what's happening where you are, just email us here.