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By Andrew Barton, Adam Smith and Samantha Jagger

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

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    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J40 for A638 Wakefield Road Ossett to J41 for A650.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J40, A638 (Ossett) to J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

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    A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J35 for M18 J2 to J34 for A1 J34 Blyth.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - Lane closed on A1(M) Doncaster By Pass southbound from J35 M18 J2 to J34, A1 (Blyth), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J28 for A653 Dewsbury Road to J29 for M1 J42.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from J28, A653 (Tingley) to J29, M1 J42 (Lofthouse), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  4. Rejected London Marathon runner's solo race in Sheffield

    A runner who thought he had a place in the London Marathon but found out a few days before that he couldn't take part has instead completed a race of his own around Sheffield.

    Sheffield skyline

    Nick Goodson, from Chapeltown, raised £10,000 for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice with his one-man marathon around the streets of Sheffield after he was told he'd not filled in the right forms for the London Marathon.

    It was a "gruelling five hours" for Nick who admits he didn't pick the best route with the final five miles all up hill.

    The marathon man said: "It was tough but I got it done."

  5. Watch: Culinary 'joy' of York's cafe in the park

    A cafe with a difference is bringing a "smile to the face" of the woman charged with training more than 20 young adults with disabilities in the art of gastronomic greatness.

    Michelle Musgrove, who is in charge of the team of would-be chefs at Cafe in the Park, in York's Hull Road Park, says watching their progress is a daily joy:

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    Video caption: York cafe
  6. Dash-cam footage released in hunt for 'hit -and-run' driver

    Police investigating a "hit-and-run" crash in which two people were injured have released dash-cam footage of the incident.

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    The collision happened at about 10:45 today when a black Vauxhall Vectra hit a red Ford Ka on Eckington Way in Sheffield.

    South Yorkshire Police said the driver of the Ford, a 79-year-old man, suffered shoulder and chest injuries, while the passenger, a 77-year-old woman, sustained a head injury.

    The force said the driver of the Vauxhall failed to stop after the collision and has appealed for help to trace the vehicle.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, from J29 for M1 J42 to J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound from J29, M1 J42 (Lofthouse) to J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an accident involving a car and debris on the road.

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

  8. Two men jailed for 'ruthless and barbaric' killing

    A notorious criminal who murdered a father-of-three by driving a car into him has been jailed for at least 26 years.

    Mohammed Nisar Khan and Tony Grant

    The attack on 40-year-old Amriz Iqbal took place in October as he walked along Sandford Road in Bradford Moor with a friend.

    The pair were hit by a Kia Sedona being driven by Bradford criminal Mohammed Nisar Khan, 41, of Holme Lane, Tong - known as "Meggy".

    Tony Grant, 39, of Queens Road, Bradford, who was in the car with Khan, was also found guilty of murder and two counts conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

    Judge Jonathan Durham Hall described the attack as "ruthless and barbaric".

    Mr Iqbal, from Bradford, died from his injuries in hospital, but his friend, Adnan Ahmed, was not badly hurt in the crash.

    Khan and Grant were both given life sentences, with minimum terms of 26 and 17 years respectively.

  9. Stanley Metcalf death: Man, 77, to face manslaughter charge

    A 77-year-old man is to be charged with manslaughter over the death of a six-year-old boy who was shot in the abdomen with a pellet gun.

    Stanley Metcalf

    Albert Grannon has been summonsed to appear at Hull Magistrates Court on Thursday accused of manslaughter in connection with the death of Stanley Metcalf in July 2018.

    He is also due to appear accused of possession of a firearm without a certificate.

  10. 'UV been tagged' - Police officer's faceful of DNA spray

    A photograph of a police officer who accidentally splashed his face with DNA spray has been shared online to warn offenders how easy it is to spot them once they've been sprayed.

    Humberside Police posted the image on Twitter showing the officer's face glowing underneath an ultraviolet light.

    The force uses the spray to tag bikes and riders as part of its Operation Yellowfin crackdown on motorcycle crime.

    Unfortunately for the officer in the photograph, it's said to take months to wash it off of skin and clothing:

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  11. Nostell Priory gears up for Tour de Yorkshire

    The outdoor teams at Nostell Priory near Wakefield have clearly been putting wheels into motion ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire:


    A huge bicycle has been marked on the lawns outside the 18th Century house.

    Stage Two of the men's race, which takes place on Friday, will see riders entering the Wakefield district at Ryhill and Havercroft and travel towards Nostell Priory, before heading along the B6428 into Purston Jaglin.

    The full rundown of Friday's stage can be found here.

  12. Barnsley bingo nights plagued by 'rotten singer'

    Bingo nights are being repeatedly plagued by a "rotten" mystery singer taking over the PA system at a club.

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    Video caption: Barnsley bingo club plagued by 'rotten singer'

    Players were shocked to hear a "screeching" interruption at Darfield Community Centre, Barnsley, in March, and the unknown crooner has since struck six more times.

    Christine and David Baker, who run the night, said bingo callers are regularly forced to abandon their wireless microphones.

    Quote Message: "My husband was trying to call the bingo numbers and he thought, 'I can't compete with this', so he switched the microphones off and just shouted the numbers as loud as he could." from Christine Baker
    Christine Baker
  13. Police name 60-year-old woman found dead at Barnsley home

    A 60-year-old woman who died in Barnsley last week has been named by police.

    Deborah Jane Neale

    The body of Deborah Jane Neale was found at her home in Barnsley Road, Cudworth, at about 23:15 on Friday, 19 April.

    A post-mortem examination carried out following her death proved inconclusive and further tests to determine how she died are underway.

    South Yorkshire Police want to hear from anyone who saw Miss Neale on the day her body was found, so they can establish where she had been, what she had been doing and who she was with.