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Summary

  1. 'Islamist related' anti-terror arrests in South Yorkshire
  2. Bomb squad at Fatima Community Centre in Sheffield
  3. Anti-terror raids - bomb squad called to Chesterfield
  4. Anti-terror raids - Three arrested in Sheffield
  5. Anti-terror raids - Address in Stocksbridge also targeted
  6. Anti-terror raids - four questioned in West Yorkshire
  7. In other news...
  8. Seventy-year-old dies after kitchen fire
  9. Eighty firefighters tackle former mill blaze in Bradford
  10. Doncaster council tax to rise as jobs are cut
  11. Sowerby Bridge incinerator protest
  12. Plans to increase council charge on second homes in Dales
  13. Green light expected for £100m Huddersfield road scheme
  14. Hunt for senders of mystery Christmas card
  15. Updates on Tuesday 19 December 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Kate Linderholm and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Murder appeal seeks witnesses

    Police are appealing for help in a murder inquiry after a man died in Halifax.

    Mohammed Faisal, 32, was assaulted about 12:00 on Commercial Street, Halifax on 11 November and died on 4 December.

    A 30-year-old man who was arrested previously on suspicion of assault has been re-arrested on suspicion of murder.

    He has since been released pending further enquiries, said West Yorkshire Police

    Mohammed Faisal
    Quote Message: I still want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed what happened but who hasn’t yet come forward with information. from Det Ch Insp Glen Alderson West Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Glen AldersonWest Yorkshire Police
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    Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J1 for A631 and J2 for A1.

    M18 South Yorkshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M18 northbound between J1, A631 (Bramley) and J2 A1(M), 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: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J23 for A640 and J22 for A672.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. 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. Counter terror raids and arrests: What we know so far
    2. Bomb squad at community centre after counter terror raid
    3. 'We thought someone had crashed outside the house'
    4. Home in Stocksbridge raided as part of counter terrorism swoop
    5. Fire at former Bradford mill started deliberately

    See you tomorrow

  5. Terror raids: Neighbours heard 'loud bangs' this morning

    Action has been taken against an alleged Islamist terror plot in the UK that could have happened at Christmas, counter terrorism sources say.

    Four men were arrested early on Tuesday in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

    Raid

    Three men aged 22, 36 and 41 were arrested in the Burngreave and Meersbrook areas of Sheffield and an army bomb disposal team initially cordoned off a street in central Chesterfield where a 31-year-old man was arrested.

    A neighbour in Shirebrook Road, Sheffield, reported hearing "an enormous bang" as one of the raids took place at 05:30 GMT on Tuesday.

    Carol Perry, who lives two doors from the scene, said: "I was asleep and then I was woken suddenly... and the house shook.

    "My immediate thought was that it was an earthquake."

    A spokeswoman from Counter Terrorism Policing North East said: "The public may have heard a loud bang at the time as police entered one of the properties, but it was not an explosion."

  6. Terror raids: Bomb disposal team now in Sheffield

    Army bomb disposal teams are at a community centre in Sheffield this evening - two of their vans are now at the scene.

    Bomb disposal

    Counter terrorism police say they have taken action against an alleged Islamist terror plot in the UK that could have happened at Christmas.

    An army bomb disposal team initially cordoned off a street in central Chesterfield where a 31-year-old man was arrested - that team is now in Sheffield.

    The Fatima Community Centre on Brunswick Road in Burngreave is now cordoned off and bomb disposal teams are inside the building.

  7. Transgender prisoner found hanged 'after quitting pact'

    A prisoner was found hanged in her cell days after pulling out of a suicide pact with three other transgender inmates, an inquest heard.

    Jenny Swift

    Jenny Swift was found in her cell at HMP Doncaster, a male prison, in December 2017.

    Another transgender prisoner, Paris Clarke, told Doncaster Coroner's Court on Monday that the pair decided to leave the suicide pact together.

    The night before she died she was "just happy", Ms Clarke said.

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    Severe accident: A647 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A647 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at Buck Street.

    A647 West Yorkshire - A647 Leeds Road in Bradford blocked and very slow traffic at the Buck Street junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  9. 'Extra £450m funding' for police is 'unfair' tax penalty

    A potential £450m in extra funding for police in England and Wales in the next financial year has been announced by the Home Office.

    West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner says the increase is leaving tax payers "unfairly penalised".

    Police

    Police and crime commissioners are to be given the power to raise the portion of council tax which goes towards policing by £12 per household annually.

    Mark Burns Williamson said "that means more people who are already struggling in West Yorkshire [will be] unfairly penalised transferring the burden to local taxpayers."

    He added "Policing Minister Nick Hurd talks about an increase to local police forces but the same cash grant as 2017/18 is in reality a significant cut to our policing budget."

  10. BreakingTerror raids: Bomb disposal squad at community centre

    The bomb disposal squad have just arrived at the Fatima community Centre in Burngreave

  11. Sheffield games developer heads for £145m float

    A Sheffield gaming company has revealed they will begin floating on the stock exchange later this week.

    Sumo digital sign

    Sumo Digital was founded in 2003 and is well known in the industry for games like LittleBigPlanet 3 and the Forza franchise.

    Snake Pass still

    The firm's initial public offering was priced at 100p per share for listing on the London's Junior Market, which values the company at £145m.

    Dead island game still

    Shares in Sumo Group PLC are planned to start trading at 08:00 on Thursday.

  12. Police search for Huddersfield sex attacker

    A woman has been sexually assaulted in Huddersfield.

    Park Avenue

    The 23-year-old was attacked last Friday on Park Avenue in Greenhead at about 20:10.

    She was approached by a man who asked her for directions to the New Kirklees College - as she helped him he sexually assaulted her and walked away.

    Police say they're looking for an Asian man about 6ft tall, in his late 20s or early 30s and of slim build.

  13. Watch: Pupils make festive feast to combat loneliness

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    Pupils from a Sheffield primary school have been doing their bit to help beat loneliness this Christmas.

    The youngsters from Parsons Cross Church of England Primary School invited elderly residents to come for a special Christmas dinner

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    Video caption: Pupils from a Sheffield Primary School help combat loneliness
  14. BreakingFire at former Bradford mill started deliberately

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    Fire investigators say they think a mill fire near Bradford city centre in the early hours of this morning was started deliberately:

    Mill fire

    Eighty firefighters tackled the large blaze overnight at the former mill.

    The fire broke out in the basement of the four-storey building on Rebecca Street, off White Abbey Road, at about 03:40.

    The blaze ripped through the 50m by 75m (164ft by 246ft) structure and reached the roof, with about half the site on fire at one point.

    Mill

    It is not thought anyone was hurt, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) said.

    The basement of the building was being used to store tyres.

    WYFRS say they're now working with police on the investigation.