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Summary

  1. Big rise in North Yorkshire households facing fuel poverty
  2. New head of Sheffield City Region elected
  3. Inquests start into Leeds crash which killed five
  4. Man seriously hurt in Sheffield city centre stabbing
  5. Man wanted on human trafficking conviction arrested
  6. Minicab drivers hold Leeds rush hour 'go-slow'
  7. Man, 35, hit by goods vehicle in early hours
  8. Thieves target nursery and steal electrical goods
  9. A trail of frozen art found on York streets
  10. Sheffield exhibition aims to break baby loss taboo
  11. Updates on Monday 11 December 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Wendy Middleton and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Monday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Monday 11 December 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Tuesday 12 December? Just click here.

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    Video caption: Father Christmas paid a visit to some some children at a West Yorkshire hospice
  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. Private hire drivers stage protest in Leeds
    2. Man seriously hurt in Sheffield stabbing
    3. New head of Sheffield City Region elected
    4. In pictures: Snowy scenes across Yorkshire
    5. Buddy the Raccoon dog rescued from icy water

    See you tomorrow.

  4. Santa's helicopter hospice visit

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    Video caption: Father Christmas paid a visit to some some children at a West Yorkshire hospice
  5. Listen: York UK Snooker venue 'more popular than ever'

    The organisers of the UK Snooker Championship which has been taking place over the past 12 days in York say it's been another huge success.

    History was made at the Barbican last night as Ronnie O'Sullivan equalled Steve Davis' record of six UK Championship wins with a 10-5 victory over Shaun Murphy.

    Ivan Hirschowitz is from World Snooker.

    He says the tournamnet in York gets more popular every year:

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    Video caption: Plays down matching Davis and Hendry records
  6. Fancy an adrenaline-filled adventure in Sheffield?

    Tourism body, Marketing Sheffield has been awarded £500,000 from VisitEngland to promote adrenaline-fuelled city breaks.

    Mountain biker

    Visitors will be able to book packages including accommodation, food and drink, nightlife and adventure sports activities.

    It's a pilot scheme targeted at young active explorers from Germany, the Netherlands and Nordic countries.

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J29 for M1 affecting J27 for M621.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M62 eastbound at J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of an accident involving two vehicles. Congestion to J27, M621 (Gildersome).

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

  8. Travel update: Motorway problems in West Yorkshire

    BBC News Travel

    It's not looking like a great commute home on the M1/M62 tonight.

    There are more than eight miles of queues on the M1 after an accident at J40 southbound and now there been a two-car crash on the M62 eastbound:

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  9. Woman sprayed in the face during Sheffield attack

    A woman was pushed over and kicked several times before being sprayed in the face with a "substance" and robbed in Sheffield yesterday.

    Sheffield

    The 44-year-old was walking away from Meadowhall and under the M1 at 12:50, when her attackers came up from behind and pushed her to the floor.

    She was then kicked several times and two men tried to take her rucksack - she was also sprayed in the face with a substance before the men left.

    They took a small amount of cash from her and she suffered cuts and bruises but wasn't seriously injured.

    Quote Message: We are unsure of the nature of the substance that was sprayed in her face other than it was described as smelling like nail polish remover. Fortunately, it has not caused any lasting damage" from DS Janine Broughton South Yorkshire Police
    DS Janine BroughtonSouth Yorkshire Police
  10. Buddy the Raccoon dog rescued from icy water

    Buddy the Raccoon dog had a lucky escape this afternoon after he fell into a North Yorkshire canal.

    Racoon Dog

    Fire crews were called out after he was stranded on the ice on the Leeds Liverpool canal at Skipton and then fell through to the icy cold water below.

    Firefighters used poles and "manpower" to get hold of Buddy and safely reunite him with his owner.

    Be warned though if you fancy getting your own Buddy, the RSPCA issued a warning earlier this year highlighting that Raccoon dogs don't make good pets.

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    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett affecting J44 for A639.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of an accident. Congestion to J44, A639 (Leeds South) and on M621 to J3, A653 (City Centre).

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

  12. Watch: Private hire drivers stage protest in Leeds

    This morning some private hire drivers in Leeds staged a go-slow drive around the centre of Leeds.

    The drivers say they want the right to work in unmarked cars as they say their safety is at risk from people who throw bricks at minicabs.

    The protest caused extensive delays for drivers heading into the city, especially on Kirkstall Road.

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    Video caption: Commuters in Leeds were delayed this morning after a protest by private hire drivers
  13. Man dies as car leaves A170 road near Kirkbymoorside

    A man in his 20s has died after an accident on the A170 near Kirkbymoorside.

    Kirkbymoorside

    The accident happened at 20:30 on Saturday when a blue VW Polo was travelling towards Pickering and left the road near the junction with Appleton-le-Moors.

    North Yorkshire Police say it went down an embankment before stopping in a field.

    The man, who officers say is thought to be from the Pickering area, died at the scene and police are looking for any witnesses.

  14. Cash boost for Doncaster friendship scheme

    A Doncaster charity has been given nearly £250,000 to help older people in the area who are suffering loneliness.

    Be Friend

    Be Friend matches volunteer befrienders with isolated elderly neighbours.

    They estimate around one in four older people in the Doncaster area are very lonely.

  15. Efit: Bradford couple in 90s robbed by bogus workmen

    Police want to speak to this man after a couple in their 90s had personal items and £1,500 cash taken by bogus workmen.

    Efit

    The theft happened in the East Bowling area of Bradford on 20 November when two men called at their house and offered to work on the couple's guttering.

    One man asked the couple to go to the rear of their house when a second man got in through the unlocked front door.

    After the men had left the couple dicovered that a safe, which contained personal items and about £1,500 had gone missing.

    Quote Message: This was a despicable crime carried out against a vulnerable couple and we are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise this male" from Det Con Sharon Cooper West Yorkshire Police
    Det Con Sharon CooperWest Yorkshire Police