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Summary

  1. Conservative dinner will not take place at mining museum
  2. Two bailed over Maltby man Tommy Ward's death
  3. Rotherham child sexual abuse survivors want law change
  4. Acquitted Yorkshire men return home from Indian jail
  5. Historical Leeds building sold before going under hammer
  6. New road plans for North Yorkshire towns to be scrutinised
  7. Hotel plan for Sheffield Central Library in doubt
  8. Public help as York PCSO threatened with stabbing
  9. Jo Cox aide collects MBE at Buckingham Palace
  10. Warning over fake Scottish £20 notes in Leeds
  11. Updates on Thursday 7 December 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Storm Caroline: Driving across the Snake Pass overnight

    While you pass stunning scenery driving across the Stake Pass between Greater Manchester and Sheffield, it is not the most pleasant of drives as soon as the mercury plummets.

    Here's one hardy soul's account...

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    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J35A for A616 and J36 for A61 Birdwell.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound in Tankersley between J35a, A616 (Stocksbridge) and J36, A61 (Birdwell), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Volunteer vets helping homeless people's dogs

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    Video caption: Volunteer vets helping homeless people's dogs in Leeds
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    Severe accident: A173 North Yorkshire both ways

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    A173 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Langbaurgh Close and A171 Middlesbrough Road.

    A173 North Yorkshire - A173 Guisborough Road in Great Ayton closed in both directions between the Langbaurgh Close junction and Windlebridge Roundabout, because of a serious accident.

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

  5. Passengers leave stricken train at Helpston

    Here are the latest images of relieved passengers finally leaving a train that was stuck near Peterborough after hitting an object on the track at about 10:30.

    Train passengers

    The Hull Trains service from London King's Cross came to a halt at Helpston after sustaining what the company described as "catastrophic engine failure".

    Engineers checking train at Helpston

    Passengers were stuck on board for more than four hours, many complaining of no water or working toilets, while the fuel leak was cleared and a rescue train organised.

    They have now been moved from the stricken train, but passengers using services between London and the north east are still being warned about delays.

    Train at Helpston
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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for A629 Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Our top five stories

    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. Conservative dinner at Coal Mining Museum cancelled
    2. Uber licence suspended in Sheffield
    3. Jo Cox assistant receives MBE from Prince of Wales
    4. Two bailed over Maltby man's death
    5. Lord Mayor snapped taking up four parking spaces

    See you tomorrow.

  8. Woman in her 70s robbed by bogus workman

    A woman in her 70s was robbed after she let a bogus workman into her house in Leeds.

    Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to:

    E-Fit

    It happened on Monday afternoon on Henconner Lane in Bramley when the man knocked on the back door of the house.

    He spoke to the owner about work that might need doing on her water pipes and came inside. When he left she found money had been taken from her purse.

    Quote Message: There will have been a number of people around the area around time of the incident, who may have seen the suspect" from West Yorkshire Police
    West Yorkshire Police
  9. 'Half million' - cost of retaining Sheffield memorial trees

    Sheffield City Council has indicated that it would cost them half a million pounds to retain 41 memorial trees in Crookes, that are set to be cut down.

    The Council says it would have a knock-on effect on spending on core services, such as adult social care.

    Tree

    The trees were planted on 4 April 1919 to mark the part former pupils of a local school played in World War One.

    The felling would be part of the £2bn Sheffield-wide maintenance project Streets Ahead to upgrade roads, pavements and bridges.

    Sheffield City Council insists trees earmarked for felling are "dangerous, dead, diseased, or dying".

    Memorial

    Campaigners say many of the trees are healthy and should not be cut down.

    The council says its Streets Ahead programme allows it to "sustainably manage, increase and maintain the city’s diverse street tree stock over a 25 year period."

    It adds: "the programme affects less than 1% of the city’s four million trees and each tree removed will be replaced on a one for one basis."

    Cabinet members will decide the fate of the trees next week.

  10. Rail disruption expected until early evening

    Rail passengers using services between London and the north east are being told they could face disruption to their journeys until this evening.

    Some lines have reopened after a train hit an obstruction on the track near Peterborough this morning and sprung a fuel leak - however, National Rail says the knock-on effect of that could last several more hours.

    A number of trains have been cancelled and others are running up to an hour late.

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    Services affected are:

    • East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich
    • Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange / Sunderland
    • Hull Trains between London Kings Cross and Hull
    • Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Leeds / York / Newcastle / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh
  11. Yorkshire Post owners will employ new BBC-funded local democracy reporters

    Yorkshire Post

    The owner of The Yorkshire Post has been announced as one of the media organisations to employ local democracy reporters as part of the Local News Partnerships.

    The BBC’s Local News Partnerships have created a pool of reporters to cover council and public meetings across the UK.

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  12. Listen: Work on York stadium will help recruit players

    York's rugby league and football clubs believe the new community stadium will give each of them a boost in the future.

    Work has started on the long delayed £36m development at Monk's Cross.

    The stadium, which will be home to both clubs was first proposed 15 years ago.

    Neil Gulliver, the rugby league club's foundation manager, says being able to see the work finally begin, will help recruit new players:

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    Video caption: Rugby league club's foundation manager 'it can only be good for them.'
  13. Watch out for fake Scottish £20 in Leeds

    If you're handed a Scottish £20 in Leeds, then make sure you check it out - police say that they've had a "number of reports" of fake ones being used in the city.

    Scottish £20s

    West Yorkshire police say they've had several calls about fake Scottish £20 notes being used in shops and businesses over the last few weeks.

    The force says they have been used to buy second-hand cars, in restaurants and shop keepers have been asked to exchange them for English ones.

    Sgt Fiona Van Kampen from West Yorkshire Police said: "They should check more than one of the relevant security features".

    How to spot a fake Scottish £20:

    • Serial Numbers – Genuine notes have unique serial numbers which you can check
    • Paper – Genuine banknote paper should be reasonably crisp and not limp, waxy or shiny
    • Watermark – They should be hardly apparent until the note is held up to the light
    • Security Thread – Notes have a metallic thread, hold it up to the light - can you see the line?
    • Printing - Lines and print should be sharp and well defined
  14. Watch: A19 barrier gap to be closed after crash death

    A gap on the central reservation of a North Yorkshire road is to be closed after a fight by campaigners.

    Sonia Rose was killed when a van drifted through the gap on the A19 near Northallerton and smashed into her car last year.

    Since then her daughter Katy has been campaigning to have all the gaps closed, a fight which has been backed by Richmond MP Rishi Sunak and Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake.

    It's proposed the gap at Stoney Lane will be shut off by March next year.

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    Video caption: Coroner calls for A19 road changes after fatal crash
  15. Dewsbury sports centre runs defence classes to combat Islamophobia

    Girls as young as seven are being taught to how defend themselves against Islamophobic and hate crime attacks.

    Muslim women

    Kick Off, in Dewsbury, are training women to deal with attacks on their hijabs as well as knife attacks.

    West Yorkshire Police figures show 5,155 hate crime offences were committed in 2016/17, including 280 religiously motivated incidents.

    Najam Sheikh, from Kick Off, said he hoped participants would feel "confident and empowered" as a result.

  16. Uber licence suspended in Sheffield

    Uber's licence to operate in Sheffield has been suspended by the city council.

    Uber

    The company's existing licence is in the name of a former employee.

    Sheffield Council says the name on a licence cannot be transferred to another person and after asking questions about the management of Uber has suspended its licence.

    The ride-hailing app firm has until 18 December to appeal but it has also submitted a new application to run taxis in Sheffield.

    If it doesn't appeal or the new licence application isn't heard in time it faces not being able to operate over Christmas.

    Quote Message: We hope our application for a new licence will be resolved before 19 December so that we can continue serving tens of thousands of riders and drivers in Sheffield." from Uber statement
    Uber statement