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By Abigail Davies, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Traffic and travel: Accident on M62 eastbound cleared

    There've been quite a few accidents on the M62 this morning...

    ...And there's a lot of surface water around with the rain still falling.

    Hopefully, though, things are slowly getting better:

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J34 for A631 and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of an accident.

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

  3. New plans unveiled for Sheffield city centre

    The next phase of work in Sheffield City Council's city centre regeneration scheme has been unveiled.

    Heart of the City II plans

    In addition to attracting premium retailers, the proposals - known as Heart of the City II - feature office and residential space, restaurants, cafes, a food hall and two new four or five-star hotels.

    The council says the updated masterplan aims to retain more of the city's heritage, including the retention of the Pinstone Street frontages and the restoration of Leah's yard.

    Heart of the City II plans

    It will also retain existing streets and see the John Lewis store remain in its existing location, which it has occupied since 1963.

    The plans are due to go before the council's cabinet for approval next week.

  4. Watch: Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

    It's a cloudy and wet day for Yorkshire today.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: A cloudy morning with the risk of showers and longer spells of rain into the afternoon.
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J26 for M606 and J25 for A644.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Listen: Yorkshire uni lecturers in five-day walk-out

    University lecturers in York, Sheffield, Leeds and Bradford are gearing up for a full week of industrial action starting today.

    A total of 14 more potential strike days have been sanctioned by the University and College Union.

    The action is deigned to hit the exam period after talks to resolve a pensions dispute broke up without resolution.

    Geoff Wall, who co-chairs the University and College Union in York, says many students have come out in support of their lecturers:

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    Video caption: Yorkshire university lecturers due to strike for five days this week in row over pensions

    Universities UK said it was disappointed more action was planned.

  7. Listen: 'Crunch day' for E.On call centre at Wath

    A consultation over plans to close energy firm E.On's call centre at Wath ends today.

    The move could mean the loss of about 270 jobs.

    Many of the employees at the centre live nearby at Manvers.

    The Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, John Healey, says everything's being done to support the workers there:

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    Video caption: E.On call centre at Wath could close with loss of hundreds of jobs
  8. 'Punish a Muslim day' letters probed by terror police

    Investigations are continuing after letters encouraging recipients to take part in "Punish a Muslim Day" were reportedly sent to addresses in Yorkshire and other parts of the country.


    Images of the A4 notes, which contain a list of violent acts alongside a number of points for performing them, have been widely shared online.

    They have prompted a chorus of condemnation, with campaigners and MPs describing them as "disturbing".

    Counter-terrorism police are treating the letters as a possible hate crime.

    Tell Mama UK, which monitors anti-Muslim activity, said it had received reports of people in Bradford, Sheffield, Leicester, London and Cardiff getting the letters.

  9. Traffic and travel: M621 eastbound closed near Gildersome

    BBC News Travel

    These are recent pictures from the traffic cameras on the M621, near Gildersome, in West Yorkshire:

    Traffic jam

    An accident earlier this morning has closed the road eastbound between J27/A650/A62 (Gildersome) and J1 A6110 (Beeston/Farnley).

    Traffic jam

    Avoid the area if you can, otherwise follow the solid black square diversion symbols.

  10. Traffic and travel: Problems on M62 at Ainley Top

    BBC News Travel

    There's currently queueing traffic due to surface water and an accident on the M62 westbound near Huddersfield.

    It's between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J23 A640/A643 (Huddersfield).

    Traffic was held for a short period to move the vehicles to the side:

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  11. Huddersfield shooting: Two face attempted murder charges

    Two men are expected to appear in court later charged with attempted murder after a man was shot in Huddersfield.

    Police cordon

    A 24-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the incident at the Raja takeaway on Monday 5 March.

    The two charged men, aged 22 and 24, are due to appear before Kirklees Magistrates' Court.

  12. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    Things appear to be running reasonably smoothly on Yorkshire's rail routes at the moment.

    However, the 07:53 Wakefield to London Kings Cross has been cancelled and Hull Trains is still running a reduced service.

    You can keep up-to-date with the very latest from our main railway stations by clicking on the links below:

  13. School run appeal after Sheffield street stab death

    Detectives are to appeal to parents and carers picking up their children from school in Sheffield for information about a fatal stabbing.

    Jarvin Blake

    Jarvin Blake, 22, died in hospital after he was stabbed in Brackley Street, in Burngreave, at about 15:00 on Thursday.

    He was attacked by a group of men who had got out of a car in nearby Catherine Street.

    A 23-year-old man who was also attacked remains in a serious condition.

    South Yorkshire Police believe Mr Blake was the victim of a "targeted attack".

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M62 westbound at J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  15. Traffic and travel: M621 closed near Gildersome

    BBC News Travel

    The M621 eastbound is currently closed between M62 J27/A650/A62 (Gildersome) and J1 A6110 (Beeston/Farnley) due to an overturned vehicle.

    The accident happened at about 04:00, with the road closing at 04:45.

    There's now queuing traffic in the area.

    There is a diversion: follow the solid black square symbol.

    From the M62 J27 take the A62 northbound to the A6110, turning right to head to the M621 and re-join at J1.

  16. Yorkshire's weather foreacast: Heavy rain and wind

    BBC Weather

    Plenty of cloud in general through this morning with showers and some longer spells of rain.

    Further showers this afternoon, some of which will be lengthy:

    Weather chart
  17. Fire service delayed by software in Whitby cafe blaze

    A failure of technology in a fire control room led to a seven-minute delay despatching an engine to a restaurant blaze in North Yorkshire, it's emerged.

    Fire at Magpie Cafe

    The Magpie Cafe, in Whitby, suffered extensive damage in the fire on 1 May 2017.

    The restaurant's owners believe it was 20 to 25 minutes before a fire engine arrived at the cafe, which is less than a mile from the town's fire station.

    North Yorkshire Fire said the delay was due to a "combination of issues".

    An internal document, obtained by the BBC, explains computer software in the fire service's control room had failed and no crew was mobilised after the initial call.

    The system then crashed because of the volume of calls coming in and operators were too busy to notice a crew had not been despatched.

    It was seven minutes after the initial call that the fault was noticed.