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Andrew Barton, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. By Michael Emons

    BBC Sport

    Arsenal goal

    Arsenal move into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup as Theo Walcott's first-half goal sees off League One Doncaster Rovers.

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  2. That's all from Tuesday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

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

  3. Two arrests as fracking equipment arrives

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    Video caption: Specialist equipment has started arriving at the shale gas fracking site.

    Specialist equipment has started arriving at the shale gas fracking site in North Yorkshire.

  4. 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. Murder investigation under way after Bradford man goes missing
    2. Northern rail services to be hit by two more 24-hour walkouts
    3. Police officer seriously assaulted in Doncaster
    4. Kirby Misperton fracking: Protesters arrested as equipment arrives
    5. Friends gather for tribute to 'heart of gold' Leeds student

    See you tomorrow.

  5. Watch: Protesters moved as fracking equipment arrives

    Two arrests have been made today as specialist equipment has started arriving at a shale gas fracking site in North Yorkshire.

    Third Energy was granted planning permission for the fracking site at Kirby Misperton in May 2016 - about 60 protesters gathered at the entrance. Two men, 33 and 69, were arrested for obstruction.

    As a crane approached the site, it faced a delay as protesters were moved out of the way:

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    Video caption: A crane faced a delay as police moved protesters out of the way
  6. Man appears in court accused of 1972 Deepcar sex attack

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A man accused of raping and kidnapping an 18-year-old woman more than 40 years ago has appeared in court.

    Peter Pickering, 79, is charged with the rape and false imprisonment of the woman in Deepcar, near Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire, in 1972.


    He appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court via video link earlier, speaking only to confirm his name and date of birth.

    Mr Pickering, of Newbury, Berkshire, was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on 16 October.

    He was charged in August following a review of cold cases by West Yorkshire Police.

  7. Dancing cop at Doncaster races

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Punters at the St Leger Festival in Doncaster joined in with a Special Constable's impromptu dance session.

    Place your bets on whether he's good on the beat. Sorry.

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  8. Police seek witnesses after officer attacked in Doncaster

    A police officer is recovering in hospital this eveining with serious head injuries after an attack in Doncaster this morning - police are appealing for witnesses.


    It happened in Hexthorpe at about 07:30 when a black Fiat Punto crashed into a wall on Cleveland Street, and three people who were in the car ran off.

    Police went to the scene and chased the occupants of the car to a house on Cherry Tree Road, where in the garden an "incident" occured, leaving a 45-year-old officer with serious head injuries.

    He was taken to hospital and his condition is now described as stable and not life threatening. Now witnesses are being sought.

    Three people, a woman and two men, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault offences. All three are still in custody.

    Quote Message: This was a shocking incident and highlights the dangers police officers face on a daily basis, not just in South Yorkshire but across the UK." from Ch Supt Tim Innes South Yorkshire Police
    Ch Supt Tim InnesSouth Yorkshire Police
  9. Laughton man 'killed in sustained assault at home'

    Three masked men beat a drug addict to death in his own home in a "sustained physical assault", a court has heard.

    Kingswood Avenue, Laughton

    Barry Plant, 36, and brothers Nathan and Ashley Fensome, 28 and 21, are accused of murdering Steven Fretwell, 47, in Laughton, Rotherham, in 2016.

    It is alleged they climbed through a window at Mr Fretwell's ground-floor flat in Kingswood Avenue in the early hours of 18 December before they punched, kicked and stamped on him.

    Mr Plant, of Sandymount Road, Wath-Upon-Dearne, and the Fensome brothers, both of Barleycroft Lane, Dinnington, deny murder.

    The trial continues.

  10. Listen: Cable praises Clegg family over son's cancer

    Kevin Larkin

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Liberal Democrat Leader, Sir Vince Cable says the party is proud of former Sheffield MP and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

    Sir Vince praised him during his speech to the party conference in Bournemouth.

    And he had a message to Nick Clegg and his wife, after the recent revelation that one of their sons had been treated for cancer:

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    Video caption: Cable praises Clegg
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Kirby Misperton fracking: Protesters arrested as equipment arrives

    Specialist equipment has started arriving at a shale gas fracking site in North Yorkshire amid protests and arrests.


    Third Energy was granted planning permission for the fracking site at Kirby Misperton in May 2016.

    About 60 protesters gathered at the entrance. Two men, aged 33 and 69, were arrested for obstruction.

    The company has not received final consent to begin fracking but expects to start before the end of the year.

  13. 'Professor of swords' dream job for boy

    A 12-year-old boy's hopes of becoming a "professor of swords" might have moved a step closer to reality after he wrote to a museum about his dream career.


    He sent a letter to research assistant Helen Ritchie after visiting Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum.

    "I would really like your advice please about how I could become a professor of swords," the boy wrote. His tweeted letter prompted a reply from Leeds Royal Armouries which said it would be happy to help.

    Laura Bell, head of collections at the Royal Armouries in Leeds and the Tower of London, wrote: "Amazing! This young genius definitely has something @Royal_Armouries happy to help too."