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  1. Man in 30s dies in police pursuit near Bradford
  2. TV producer admits child sex charges
  3. Boy, 15, arrested over school bomb hoax call
  4. Teenagers stabbed in Huddersfield fight
  5. York attack leaves man with serious injuries
  6. Gas supplies returning to normal in North Yorkshire
  7. New plans for Trans-Pennine tunnel
  8. Development to help Doncaster care leavers
  9. Police puppy gets first job at Lindholme Prison
  10. 'Tough decisions' on special needs transport
  11. Updates on Monday 18 December 2017

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By Andrew Barton and Kate Linderholm

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at A6136 Gatherley Road.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) J53 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at A6136, Catterick North, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    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. Man in 30s dead as car hits barriers in police pursuit
    2. Boy, 15, arrested over school bomb hoax call
    3. Irish TV producer admits trying to meet Leeds 'teenager'
    4. Two teens stabbed in Huddersfield fight
    5. Police puppy gets first job at Lindholme Prison

    See you tomorrow.

  4. More money could be needed for fracking protests

    North Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has written to the government warning they may need more money to police anti-fracking protests.


    Latest figures show the force spent nearly £150,000 on the protests last month.

    The cost of policing the anti-fracking protests at Kirby Misperton has now gone above £550,000.

    That's for the last four months.

    Should it hit £1.4m, or 1% of the force's budget, they can then apply for financial help from the government.

    In anticipation of that happening the county's police and crime commissioner, Julia Mulligan, has now written to ministers.

  5. Sheffield students win gold in America with project

    Students from the University of Sheffield have won an international engineering competition after their project, a plate reader which measures bacterial growth, impressed judges.

    iGEM team

    Eight students from the faculties of Engineering and Science won gold at the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Boston

    Their project, a low cost plate reader created largely by a 3D printer, detects the number of bacteria in a solution by detecting the light passing through the suspension.

    The less light that passes through the solution the more bacterial growth there has been.

    The plate cost just £100 to produce - others can cost up to £10,000.

  6. Wakefield Trinity sign versatile Leigh Centurions back

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    Wakefield Trinity have signed versatile back Ryan Hampshire for the 2018 season, following Leigh's relegation from Super League last term.

    Ryan Hampshire

    Hampshire, 22, can play across the back-line and in the halves and has made 60 league appearances for Wigan, Castleford and the Centurions.

    His arrival follows the exit of half-back Sam Williams to NRL side Canberra Raiders in September.

    "It has taken some work to get there," head coach Chris Chester said.

  7. Leeds market goes for third late night opening

    This Thursday Leeds' Kirkgate Market will open its doors at night again, after a successful pilot in October.

    Kirkgate Market

    Thousands of people went to the first event, this week the council are promising a "festive" night time experience.

    The events space and food hall section of the market will be opened up until 23:00.

    Coun Jonathan Pryor said “The night market is a great opportunity for visitors to discover some of the market’s popular traders whilst enjoying a night out with friends or family."

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    Severe accident: A64 North Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A64 North Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between Cliff Lane and Foston Lane.

    A64 North Yorkshire - A64 in Whitwell-on-the-Hill closed and queuing traffic westbound between the Cliff Lane junction and the Foston Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  9. Travel update: Very slow rush hour approaches

    BBC News Travel

    Congestion across West and South Yorkshire is looking like making the evening rush hour more like a crawl.

    A reminder that the M606 is still closed following a fatal crash this morning.

    In Barnsley it's causing problems for the buses:

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    In Leeds, the outer ring road is looking busy:

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    Accidents aren't helping either

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  10. Cancer information hub at Sheffield's Moor Market

    A pilot scheme is under way to provide health information to visitors to Sheffield's Moor Market.

    You might go to the market for your fruit and veg or to grab a bite to eat, but now information on cancer is available.

    A pilot scheme is under way for 16 weeks to help direct people to services and advice.

    Cancer information hub
  11. 'Distress' over Sheffield hoax bomb threat

    More on the 15-year-old boy who has been arrested after a school in Sheffield was evacuated because of a hoax bomb threat this morning.

    Birley Academy

    More than 1,000 pupils were told to leave Birley Academy at about 09:40 as a "precautionary measure" while police searched the site.

    The teenager is being held on suspicion of malicious communications - a charge which can carry a prison sentence.

    Ch Supt Natalie Shaw said: “After a prolonged search of Birley Academy, a device has not been found.

    "Hoax calls are malicious and irresponsible, they can cause a considerable deal of distress."

  12. Girl DJs - the next generation

    After 16 years experience of DJ-ing at some of the best club nights in the UK, veteran DJ Miss Melodie is training the next female DJ generation.

    After seeing a lack of female representation, Miss Melodie decided to set up her DJ Academy in Leeds to help encourage more females to take part.

    The academy was set up in 2007, but her female-focused class has taken off in the last 18 months

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    Video caption: Miss Melodie's Leeds DJ Academy is encouraging more females to enter the world of DJing.
  13. BreakingBoy, 15, arrested over school bomb hoax call

    A 15-year-old boy has been arrested today after a school was evacuated in response to a bomb threat at Birley Academy in Sheffield.

    The teenager has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communications and is currently in police custody.

    Birley Academy

    The academy will be open as usual tomorrow and has released this statement:

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