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David Ward, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Wednesday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Thursday 9 November? Just click here.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J42 for M62.

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic southbound at J42, M62 (Lofthouse), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  3. 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. Two-year-old boy dies after suffering serious injuries
    2. 'Slow walk' protest at Kirby Misperton fracking site
    3. CCTV appeal after woman's rape in Sheffield
    4. Girl, 13, seriously hurt in Leeds hit-and-run crash
    5. Two arrested over automatic gun fire in Bradford

    See you tomorrow.

  4. New plans for Leeds Corn Exchange

    William Rose

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    Plans that could see the refurbishment of Leeds Corn Exchange building have been revealed.

    Leeds Corn Exchange

    The new plans include transforming the bottom floor into a new cafeteria area called the Yard, introducing colourful shop fronts and improving accessibility.

    Speculation began around the future of the Grade I listed building after Rushbond PLC purchased the Corn Exchange in March.

    Martin Hamilton, Director of Leeds Civic Trust, said: “Over the last couple of decades, there’s been various attempts to make the Corn Exchange a go-to destination and some have been more successful than others."

    Quote Message: Hopefully these new changes will make it as attractive and as interesting as possible" from Martin Hamilton Director of Leeds Civic Trust
    Martin HamiltonDirector of Leeds Civic Trust
  5. Watch: BBC local radio at 50

    BBC local radio has been breaking some of the country's biggest news stories for the past 50 years.

    Reporters have been at the scene of major events, from the Great Flood of 1968 to the Grenfell Tower fire.

    BBC local radio has, of course, also been there for the big stories from across Yorkshire which have included the Miners' Strike, the collapse of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, and the major floods faced in West and North Yorkshire on Boxing Day 2015.

    It all began back on 8 November 1967:

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    Video caption: BBC local radio at 50: The big stories
  6. Girl, 13, badly hurt in Leeds hit-and-run

    Demi Clayton

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    A teenage girl has been badly injured in a hit and run incident in Leeds.

    The 13-year-old was hit by a car on Old Run Road near the West Grange Drive junction in the Belle Isle part of the city just after 17:00 on Tuesday.

    West Grange Drive street sign

    The un-named girl is being treated at Leeds General Infirmary for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

    Police said a black Vauxhall Corsa was being driven erratically in the area.

    Witnesses should contact West Yorkshire Police.

  7. Thief targets woman in park having 'medical episode'

    A thief has targeted a woman who was suffering a medical episode in a Huddersfield park.

    Greenhead Park

    The woman was sitting on a bench near the lake at Greenhead Park on Monday afternoon as she was having the episode when a suspect stole her bag which had camera equipment and a mobile phone in it.

    The value of the stolen property amounts to around £1,000 according to police.

    Officers say that their inquiries are ongoing and any witnesses should call them on 101.

  8. 'Last St Ives modernist' Trevor Bell dies aged 87

    Leeds-born artist Trevor Bell has died aged 87 after a short illness.

    Trevor Bell

    Mr Bell, who was known for creating huge canvases, was described as the "last of the St Ives modernists," by Joseph Clarke, of the Anima-Mundi gallery.

    Yorkshireman Bell arrived in the Cornish resort in 1955, when it was the epicentre for British abstract art.

    He made his reputation as a leading member of the local scene and helped to establish British art on the international stage.

  9. Efforts to combat aggressive begging in Doncaster

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    People can be reluctant to go to areas where there's a lot of begging and anti-social behaviour.

    Doncaster Council is now taking action through what's known as a Public Spaces Protection Order.

    As well as trying to curb negative behaviour the move is designed to offer help to people who are homeless, sleeping rough, addicted to drugs or alcohol and those who have poor mental and physical health.

    The zone covered by the order
    Quote Message: We will not allow the continuation of the anti-social behaviour that is currently taking place in the town centre. For those who continue to breach the PSPO and who do not want to access support offered we will take direct action and they could receive a fixed penalty fine of £100” from Chris McGuinness Cabinet Member for Communities, Doncaster
    Chris McGuinnessCabinet Member for Communities, Doncaster
  10. Watch: Sheffield teenage free runner takes title in Sweden

    If you watch one thing on the internet today, make sure it's this: Elise Bickley is a 13-year-old free running champion who has a precocious talent for her sport.

    The teenager from Sheffield has just taken first place in a competition in Sweden.

    Earlier this year free running was recognised as a sport in the UK.

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    Video caption: Elise Bickley is a 13-year-old free running champion
  11. Watch: Water therapy for mental health patients

    BBC Look North

    Patients say a pioneering form of underwater treatment for patients with mental health issues needs to be made available outside Wakefield.

    Watsu treatment has been trialled at Pinderfields hospital and has had 100% positive feedback from patients.

    It's thought the form of treatment isn't available on the NHS anywhere else in the UK.

    Look North's Ali Fortescue has seen it in action.

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    Video caption: Watsu therapy Wakefield
  12. Pioneering research set for Sheffield site

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A centre for child healthcare technology and one for orthopaedics are set to be built in Sheffield.

    They'll both look to helping patients with advances in technology.

    Orthopaedics building drawing

    The Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Research and Innovation Centre is led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and will help with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions such as spine, hips, knees, ankles, shoulders and elbows.

    Meanwhile, the Centre for Child Health Technology will work on long-term conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, neurodisability and mental health disorders.

    Both will be at the Olympic Legacy Park, which is being created on the site of the former Don Valley Stadium.

    Quote Message: Together they will make a significant contribution to the objectives outlined in a number of key government and NHS health and business strategies” from Richard Caborn Former MP and Sports Minister
    Richard CabornFormer MP and Sports Minister
  13. Deaths used as 'propaganda' for Huddersfield hospital shake-up

    Campaigners against a hospital's closure have accused NHS bosses of using patient deaths as 'propaganda'.


    Cardiology, respiratory and elderly care services are currently run across two sites in Huddersfield and Halifax .

    Case studies of four deaths have been put forward by the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as reasons to centralise them at one site.

    The trust currently provides in-patient respiratory, cardiology and elderly medical services at both Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) and Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) in Halifax.

    Under the proposals, all cardiology and respiratory wards would move to Halifax and all elderly medical wards would go to Huddersfield.

    Campaigner Karl Deitch said: "This is the lowest of the low."

  14. BreakingTwo arrested over automatic gun fire in Bradford

    Two teenagers have been arrested after a machine gun was fired in Bradford last month.

    Hill top road

    The teenagers - aged 17 and 18 - were arrested at houses in Bradford this morning.

    Police say that it's in connection with an automatic weapon being fired on Hill Top Road on 20 October which damaged houses and vehicles.

    A man has already been charged over the incident; Michael Webster, 26 of Hill Crest, Swillington, Leeds, has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

    Mr Webster appeared at Bradford Magistrates Court on 28 October and was remanded into custody.

  15. Leeds 'one of best places to live in UK' - report

    William Rose

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    Leeds has been named as one of the best places to live and work in the country.

    Leeds city centre

    An annual report by the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranks cities on areas such as jobs, work/life balance, quality of life and the affordability of housing.

    The survey praised Leeds’ surge in their local technology sector, which is now home to 23,734 jobs.

    Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “This is a superb result for Leeds and we’re thrilled to see that the years of hard work is paying off in such impressive fashion.”

  16. Mental health community care plan in Harrogate

    Allan Watkiss

    BBC Radio York, News

    Health watchdogs are to review plans to treat patients with mental health issues in the community in parts of North Yorkshire.

    Harrogate District Hospital

    The move follows a decision not to replace facilities in the Briary Wing of Harrogate Hospital..

    North Yorkshire's Scrutiny of Health Committee is seeking assurances the move won't lead to significant increases in travel times for patients.

  17. Huddersfield's Jermaine McGillvary cleared of biting

    BBC Sport

    England and Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary has been cleared of biting Lebanon captain Robbie Farah during Saturday's Rugby League World Cup group game in Sydney.

    Jermaine McGillvary

    He was facing a ban of up to 12 weeks had he been found guilty, but he was exonerated at a hearing held via video link.

    It means McGillvary, 29, will be free to play in England's final group match against France in Perth on Sunday.

    "I am grateful for a fair and balanced hearing," McGillvary said.

  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J27 for M621 and J26 for M606.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down van.

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