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Summary

  1. Teenager's guilty plea over crash in Leeds which killed five
  2. Plans to protect homes from flooding approved in Leeds
  3. Uber 'disappointed' over York Council's licence renewal bid rejection...
  4. ...While Uber licence suspension is finally lifted in Sheffield
  5. Unemployment on the rise in Yorkshire and Humber
  6. Sheffield MP scales back duties on doctor's orders
  7. Comedian Peter Kay pulls out of major run of Leeds and Sheffield shows
  8. Decision due over fate of Sheffield World War One memorial trees
  9. Moto ponders next move after Doncaster council turns down service station plan
  10. Live updates on Wednesday 13 December 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Wendy Middleton and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Listen: Heartache over Harrogate passport confusion

    A woman from North Yorkshire fears she won't see her mother alive again, because she can't renew her passport.

    Tatiana, who's from Harrogate, became a British citizen 10 years ago and still holds Russian Citizenship, but her Russian documents are in her maiden name.

    British authorities say all of her documents must be in one name and won't issue her a new passport.

    It means if she travels to visit her mother, who has terminal brain cancer, she wouldn't automatically be allowed to return.

    Tatiana says she fears she's seen her mother for the last time:

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    Video caption: Harrogate woman can't renew passport
  2. That's all from Wednesday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Thursday 14 December? Just click here.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A655 West Yorkshire both ways

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    A655 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between B6134 Havertop Lane and B6133 Church Lane.

    A655 West Yorkshire - A655 Loscoe Lane in Normanton closed in both directions between the B6134 Havertop Lane junction and the B6133 Church Lane junction, because of ice.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J24 for A629 and J25 for A644.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J28 for A650 and J27 for M621.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M62 westbound between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy 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

  7. 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 affecting J28 for A650.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Heavy traffic on M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J28, A650 (Tingley).

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

  8. 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. Leeds crash: Boy, 15, admits causing deaths
    2. Three jailed for 'violent abuse' of vulnerable man
    3. Huddersfield man guilty of terror offences
    4. Uber licence suspension lifted in Sheffield
    5. Peter Kay pulls out of Leeds and Sheffield shows

    See you tomorrow.

  9. BreakingMemorial trees in Sheffield will not be saved

    Sheffield Council has this evening decided not to spend half a million pounds saving memorial trees.

    The trees were originally planted on Western Road as a living memorial to local soldiers who died in World War One.

    People living in the area wanted to keep them.

    There was a heated council meeting today which was adjourned at one point because of shouts from the public gallery.

    The council says if it saved the trees it would have to find half a million pounds from other budgets - and they are planting 300 more.

  10. Ripon boy 'critical' in hospital after being hit by car

    A 14-year-old boy is still in hospital in a critical condition after he was hit by a car on Monday in Ripon - police have renewed an appeal for information.

    Ripon

    The accident happened as the boy was walking to school at 08:45 on Clotherholme Road, near the junction of Aislabie Garth.

    North Yorkshire Police say the driver of the car stopped at the scene.

    Officers investigating the incident want to speak to any witnesses.

  11. Sheffield dentistry student guilty of terror charges

    The brother of a suicide bomber killed in Iraq has been found guilty of terrorism charges.

    Mohammed Abbas Idris Awan

    Mohammed Abbas Idris Awan, originally from Huddersfield, was arrested after buying 500 ball bearings online.

    The 24-year-old, who told police that he was a keen fisherman and was researching hunting with a catapult, had denied preparing for an act of terrorism.

    He was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court.

    His brother Rizwan Awan, 27, killed 30 people in a bomb blast in Iraq in 2016.

    Dentistry student Awan, of Dun Street, Sheffield, was arrested in June 2017 by North East Counter Terrorism officers.

    Searches of houses took place in Huddersfield and Sheffield.

  12. Your weather forecast this evening

    Mostly dry with clear spells overnight, especially in the east.

    However cloudier in the west with isolated and blustery wintry showers and a risk of icy patches developing.

    Some slight snow possible, but mostly across the Dales - staying rather breezy.

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  13. Fire closes A64 near York

    Fire crews are at a large fire at industrial units just off the A64 near York tonight - the road is closed near to the Highwayman Cafe.

    Fire

    Fire crews from York, Huntington, Acomb, Malton, Tadcaster, Malton and Harrogate are at the scene tackling the flames.

    North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say that they "may be there for some time".

    Police say that one lane outbound is closed on Hull Road near to the university roundabout, and the area is congested.

  14. Missing Sheffield man could be in Oxfordshire

    Have you seen this man from Sheffield?

    John Walton

    John Walton was last seen in Salisbury where he had been staying.

    South Yorkshire Police say the 61-year-old may now have travelled to the Weston on the Green area of Oxfordshire.

    If you know where he is please call South Yorkshire Police.

  15. BreakingTravel update: Large fire causing queues near York

    BBC News Travel

    There's a large fire just off the A64 near York, police are telling motorists to avoid the area:

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