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By Andrew Barton, Rob Rose and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Wednesday

    Those are all the updates from Wednesday 25 October.

    Want to get all the latest news, sport, travel and weather on Thursday 26 October 2017?

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  2. 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 right here throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Sheffield MP O'Mara suspended from Labour Party
    2. Bradford toddler window fall murder case adjourned
    3. Man arrested after climbing on lorry in fracking protest
    4. Jewellery stolen in Leeds city centre ram-raid
    5. Terriers fan sends £5 to goal hero Mooy

    See you tomorrow

  3. Watch: Fly-tipper's van crushed by council

    A van used to fly-tip waste in Rotherham has been crushed by the council.

    The Ford Transit was flattened after its owner Glynn Atkinson, 53, was caught on CCTV using it to dump rubbish in country lanes, according to the council.

    Atkinson, of Osberton Street, Rawmarsh, admitted three breaches of environmental law and was sentenced at Sheffield Magistrates' Court:

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    Video caption: Rotherham fly-tipper's van crushed by borough council
  4. Huddersfield Town midfielder ruled out for 12 weeks

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield Town midfielder Philip Billing has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.

    Philip Billing

    The 21-year-old suffered the injury in the Terriers' 2-0 defeat at Swansea earlier this month.

    The Denmark under-21 international has scored once in nine appearances for the Terriers this season.

    "The focus now is to help him return fitter and stronger than before, so he is ready to help us for the rest of the season," boss David Wagner said.

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    Video caption: PMQs: Theresa May on Labour MP Jared O'Mara comments
  6. Woman is only passenger on holiday jet

    A woman who paid just £46 for a flight to Crete has spoken of her amazement at being the only passenger on board the plane.

    Karon Grieve

    Karon Grieve, from Dunlop in Ayrshire, described her flight with Leeds-based Jet2 from Glasgow to the Greek island - which normally carries 189 passengers - as "surreal".

    She was given the VIP treatment after two other passengers booked on the flight failed to turn up.

    Jet2 said it was "not unusual" for the final flight of the season to have fewer bookings than normal.

  7. Man, 19 dies after collision in North Yorkshire

    A 19-year-old man's died after being involved in a collision in North Yorkshire earlier today.


    Emergency crews were called after a white Mercedes box van and a blue Audi Quattro collided on the B1257 near Stokesley at about 10:20 this morning.

    The road remains closed and police are at the scene investigating what happened.

    North Yorkshire Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

  8. Receptionist praised for delivering baby in car park

    A hotel receptionist at a South Yorkshire service station has been praised for her help and quick thinking in delivering a baby in a car park.

    Karen Dyass and the McSharry family

    Karen Dyass, who works at the hotel at Doncaster North Service Station, came to the aid of Heather and Matthew McSharry when Heather's waters broke on their way to the hospital.

    Ms Dyass was guided by medics over the phone and had to clear the baby's airway as he was not breathing and mend his snapped umbilical cord with a shoelace.

    The McSharry family had stopped at the service station on 14 October as their two-year-old son needed the toilet.

  9. Police release pictures of Leeds baseball bat attack victim

    Police in Leeds have taken the unusual step of releasing pictures of a man who was attacked with a baseball bat in an attempt to find the person who did it.

    Francis Manda

    Francis Manda, 43, had been to Lupton Stores in Harehills when he was attacked by someone with a baseball bat between 16:00 and 16:15 on Friday 29 September.

    Mr Manda received a serious blow to his head and has not left hospital since the attack.

    Francis Manda

    Police say they don't know exactly where the attack took place and despite investigating the assault, they have struggled to find out who did it.

    Officers say Mr Manda is "very unwell" and that they have released the pictures in a bid to track the attacker down.

    Quote Message: I would like to thank Francis' family for making the brave decision to release these images to the public, which I know may be distressing for some people." from Det Insp Charlotte Hails West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Charlotte HailsWest Yorkshire Police
  10. Lorry-top fracking protester arrested

    A protester who climbed onto a lorry bound for a North Yorkshire fracking site has been arrested.

    Man on lorry

    According to North Yorkshire Police, the man climbed down from the lorry which was heading for the Kirby Misperton site at about 14:10 and was arrested on suspicion of holding on to a motor vehicle in motion.

    Third Energy has not received final consent to begin fracking at the site in Ryedale, but expects to start before the end of the year.

    Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth to release the gas inside. Opponents say it can cause water contamination and earthquakes.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J24 for A629 and J23 for A640 affecting Hartshead Moor Services.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M62 westbound between J24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of an accident. Congestion to Hartshead Moor Services.

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

  12. Have you seen this missing woman from Elland?

    A 30-year-old woman has gone missing from Elland in West Yorkshire.

    Kerry Gladwin

    Kerry Gladwin was last seen on Wednesday 18 October in Sowerby Bridge.

    She was wearing a beige coat with a fur collar and is believed to have links to Halifax town centre.

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    Severe accident: A1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at B6474 Wentbridge North.

    A1 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on A1 northbound in Wentbridge at Wentbridge North, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  14. New role for former Northallerton Prison site

    The redevelopment of Northallerton's former prison has moved a step closer.


    Hambleton District Council and Hull-based regeneration company Wykeland Group have formed a joint venture for what's described as the town's most significant regeneration scheme for decades.

    Proposals for the disused site include retail units, a heritage centre, apartments, restaurants and an area for public events.

    A planning application is due to submitted in the first quarter of 2018.

  15. Man seriously hurt after being knocked down in Wakefield

    A 79-year-old man has been left with a serious head injury after he was knocked down in Wakefield yesterday evening.


    He was crossing a road in Horbury town centre at about 19:35 on Tuesday when he was hit by a red Suzuki Alto which was going from Cluntergate onto Twitch Hill.

    The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for his head injury.

    The driver of the car stopped and spoke to police at the scene.

    Officers say they want any witnesses to come forward.

  16. Paralympian opens new £50,000 playground in Sheffield

    Paralympian and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Jonnie Peacock has been in Sheffield to unveil a new playground.

    Jonnie Peacock and children

    The state-of-the-art playground at Phillimore Primary in Darnall has had a makeover costing about £50,000.

    The primary school won the playground after pupils participated in a programme which encourages young people to take part in inclusive sport.

  17. BreakingJewellery stolen in Leeds city centre ram-raid

    More details have been released after a 4X4 was used in a ram-raid at at jewellers in Leeds city centre this morning.

    Ram raid scene

    It happened just before 11:30 when a red Ford Ranger 4x4 was driven in to the front of Hymans Jewellers on Call Lane.

    A number of masked people then entered the shop and stole jewellery before leaving the premises and abandoning the 4X4 at the scene.

    They jumped into a blue Ford Focus, which was also later found abandoned.

    Anyone with information about the ram-raid, or who witnessed what happened, is being asked to contact police:

    Quote Message: We have already had a number of people come forward, including some people with footage of the incident." from Det Insp Charlotte Hails West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Charlotte HailsWest Yorkshire Police