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By Andrew Barton, Katie Galbraith and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Thursday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Thursday 19 October 2017.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

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    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J39 for A636 Wakefield and J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J23 for A640 and J24 for A629.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M62 eastbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

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    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A631 and J2 for A1.

    M18 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M18 northbound between J1, A631 (Bramley) and J2 A1(M), because of an accident.

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

  5. 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. Missing Tyron Charles confirmed as Oxenhope moorland body
    2. Jail for man who helped 'exorcist' minister to abuse
    3. Sisters sent back to Romania following operation at Doncaster airport
    4. Failed ram-raid leaves new hole-in-the-wall in Whitby
    5. Homemade motorbike seized in Bradford

    See you tomorrow.

  6. Watch: Harry gets into musical spirit

    Look North host Harry Gration came over all musical when linking up with Simon McCoy on the News Channel earlier today.

    Don't give up the day job, Harry!

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    Video caption: Simon McCoy is faced with another unique moment on air, as he is sung to by Harry Gration.
  7. Warning over bogus workmen in Batley

    Police are warning people to be on the look out for bogus tradesmen after an elderly lady was conned out of more than £3,500 in Batley.

    Bromley road

    Earlier this month two men claiming to be a roofers knocked on the door of a woman in her 80s and asked her if she needed any work doing.

    They asked for £3,720 from her but didn't return to carry out the work, leaving her out of pocket and with the unfixed problem with her roof.

    They are both white, one is in his late 20s, slim and claimed he lived in Soothill and the other was in his 50s medium build and told the lady he worked from Bradford.

    Quote Message: These men targeted a vulnerable elderly lady. The work was not carried out and they have not been contactable since." from Det Insp Mark Catney West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Mark CatneyWest Yorkshire Police
  8. Superhero masks for children undergoing cancer treatment

    Children with cancer who are being treated in Leeds are being given special masks to help make the experience less scary.

    Superhero mask

    Doctors at St James' cancer ward have come up with superhero masks children can wear while they are undergoing radiothreapy.

    The masks must be worn so that the patients don't move around while they're having the treatment.

    But now they can wear personalised masks so that they can look like their favourite character.

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    Video caption: Quad bike topples down Trow Gill after crash

    Cave rescuers captured this footage after a 49-year-old man was injured when he fell from his quad bike - which then careered off down a hill.

  10. Sheffield City Council delays affected boy's education

    A schoolboy did not receive the right education for more than a year because of council delays in putting into place a support package for his needs.

    Sheffield Town Hall

    Sheffield City Council was late in completing a plan and resolving issues with his school about funding, an investigation found.

    It meant the boy limited the GCSEs he took based on what he thought he could achieve without the right support.

    The council has apologised and said it was making changes.

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, before J27 for M621.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M62 eastbound before J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J28 for A650.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M62 westbound in Leeds at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Travel update: Slow going in parts of Yorkshire for evening rush hour

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    It's a damp and dark evening rush hour around Yorkshire tonight.

    In Leeds it's congested on the normal routes and there's a problem for people getting the bus to Skipton from Leeds

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    In fact, things are looking slow in Leeds and Bradford in general

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    And in Harrogate there are some delays too:

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  14. Search on for First World War heirlooms in Doncaster

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    People with a family connection to Doncaster are being asked to search their attics and sheds for family heirlooms like the ones pictured.

    Group of soldiers featuring James Dyson

    The organisers of an exhibition called Doncaster 1914-18 At Home, At War are holding a First World War Roadshow on Sunday 29 October at Doncaster Mansion House and people are being urged to bring along their finds.

    A panel of experts aims to help unlock the wartime secrets behind those family heirlooms.

    Ruby Birkby

    They'll also identify objects to star in a grand finale exhibition launched in 2018 marking the centenary of the First World War.

  15. Sisters sent back to Romania following operation at Doncaster airport

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Border Force Officers at Doncaster Sheffield Airport dealt with two Romanian sisters who had travelled from Bucharest.

    Doncaster Sheffield Airport

    Officers say the women initially claimed to be travelling alone and one woman said she was coming to work in a restaurant in Bradford, but that after further interviews they both revealed they planned to work in the sex trade.

    Officers were concerned they were at risk of exploitation and both were returned to Romania for their own protection.

    A separate case last month saw entry refused to two other Romanian women where officers were concerned they were being trafficked into the sex trade. They had landed with no money and no obvious means to access funds.

  16. Listen: Bradford women encouraged to talk about street harassment

    It's claimed more then a third of women in one part of Bradford have experienced being harassed on the street.

    The charity, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance, has carried out the research in the Great Horton Area, as part of a campaign to help put a stop to it.

    It hopes the recent allegations about Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, will encourage more women to talk about their experiences.

    Miya is a student in the city and says more women should report experiences of harassment:

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    Video caption: Street harassment for one third of Bradford women
  17. Police look for man after ninety-four-year-old burgled

    Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a 94-year-old woman was robbed in her own home in Halifax.


    On Monday this week, the woman answered the door around lunchtime at her home on Green Lane in Bradshaw.

    She took off the chain and a man opened the door and let himself in saying that her water must be turned off to avoid it flooding.

    The 94-year-old asked him to leave but after he'd gone noticed her purse and bank cards had been stolen.

  18. Two knives seized in Barnsley

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Two weapons have been seized by officers from Kendray’s Neighbourhood and Tasking Teams who were carrying out a warrant in the Don Drive area.


    They were acting on intelligence and concerns raised by people living nearby.