A former Royal Marine from Barnsley, Konstnandinos Erik Scurfield, has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria
All lanes have reopened on the northbound carriageway of the M1 between junctions 28 (Alfreton) and 29 (Chesterfield) following a van fire.
Firefighters were called to the incident just past Tibshelf Services at about 10am and tackled the blaze.
The start and finish times for the Tour de Yorkshire have been announced today, along with the precise location details of the race starts and finishes.
The major international cycling race will be held on the 1st – 3rd May with the routes for the three days taking the event through some of the county’s most spectacular scenery.
The routes were announced in Bridlington earlier this year and now the race organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation based in France, have announced the timings and details of the location starts and finishes.
Stage one from Bridlington to Scarborough will have a ceremonial start at 11.45am on South Marine Drive outside the Bridlington Spa. Riders will have a 5km neutralised section before the official race start at Sewerby at 12 noon.
Depending on rider’s speed the race will finish between 4pm and 4.30pm on Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough.
Key timings for stage one include Dalby Forest King of the Mountain climb at approximately 1.15pm, a sprint through Pickering at approximately 1.40pm, Rosedale Abbey King of the Mountain climb at approximately 2.08pm, Grosmont King of the Mountain climb at approximately 2.52pm, the Whitby Sprint at around 3.09pm and the finish in Scarborough between 4pm and 4.30pm depending on the speed of the riders.
Stage two, from Selby to York, will have a ceremonial start at 11.20am outside Selby Abbey.
Riders will have an 8km neutralised section before the official race start just outside Selby on the A163 at 11.45am. Depending on riders’ speed, the race will finish between 3.30pm and 4pm on Knavesmire Road in York.
Key points in stage two include the race reaching North Newbald King of the Mountain climb at approximately 12.30pm, the Wetwang Sprint at approximately 1.23pm, Fimber King of the Mountain climb at approximately 1.29pm with the York Sprint and first crossing of the finish line, ahead of two laps of the City at approximately 2.40pm
Stage three, from Wakefield to Leeds, will start at 12.15pm outside Wakefield Cathedral.
Riders will have a 4km neutralised section before the official race start at Agbrigg Road on the A61 at 12.30pm. Depending on riders’ speed the race will finish 4.30pm and 5pm at Roundhay Park in Leeds.
Key points in stage three include the race reaching the Holmfirth King of the Mountain climb at approximately 1.28pm, Scapegoat King of the Mountain climb at approximately 1.51pm Hebden Bridge King of the Mountain climb at approximately 2.48pm, Goose Eye King of the Mountain climb at approximately 3.11pm, the Ilkley Sprint at approximately 3.59pm, the Cow & Calf King of the Mountain climb at approximately 3.42pm, Chevin King of the Mountain climb at approximately 3.59pm, and the final Arthington Sprint before the finish in Leeds at approximately 4.12pm.
There will be over 500km throughout Yorkshire where people can choose to see the race over the three days.
Details of the Tour de Yorkshire route and timings can be viewed at letouryorkshire.com/timings
The race, which will be one of the most exciting cycling events held in Europe in 2015 and will be broadcast in the UK, and on Eurosport, to 70 countries around the world.
Maps of the Tour de Yorkshire race starts and finishes, timings and information for spectators can be found at, letouryorkshire.com/routemaps
An ex-Royal Marine from Yorkshire killed while fighting against Islamic State militants alongside Kurdish forces originally headed to Syria to provide medical aid, an MP has said.
In an interview with Sky News, Dan Jarvis, who represents the Barnsley Central constituency, said he believed Konstandinos Erik Scurfield had travelled to the troubled region for "honourable reasons".
Mr Jarvis urged anyone else with "legitimate concerns" about Islamic State not to travel to the Middle East, and instead support charities working in the region.
A teenager has been disqualified from driving as a result of a crackdown in Sheffield on off-road bikers.
The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with dangerous driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and possession of a knife.
At Sheffield Magistrates Court, the teenager admitted to a lesser charge of driving without due care and was disqualified for six months.
The nuisance biker was chased down by two officers who spotted him while they were responding to a complaint from a resident about off-road bikers in Waterthorpe.
The teenager was travelling at excessive speed and nearly hit a pedestrian, before he was stopped in his own back garden, searched and arrested at the scene.
Police have released pictures of some distinctive Asian dresses which were stolen in a burglary in Bradford.
The dresses were among a significant amount of clothing and accessories taken when thieves broke into commercial premises in Tickhill Street overnight on Wednesday, 25 February.
A quantity of cash and computer equipment was also stolen in the burglary, which is believed to have occurred between 8pm last Wednesday, February 25 and 11am on Thursday February 26.
Hull drew 1-1 with visiting Sunderland in another relegation tussle which saw Black Cats manager Gus Poyet sent to the stand following a first-half altercation with Tigers boss Steve Bruce.
The two men had to be separated on the touchline after Sunderland's JackRodwell fell in the box after 35 minutes and was booked for simulation by referee Mike Dean.
Poyet complained it was a penalty and after being sent off he walked across to Bruce and tried to shake his counterpart's hand.
Bruce appeared to respond angrily and had to be restrained by a linesman and members of his coaching staff.
Dame N'Doye's third goal in five games since his January move from Lokomotiv Moscow gave Hull a 15th-minute lead, the Senegal striker cleverly back-heeling Tom Huddlestone's cross into the net.
But Rodwell earned Sunderland a precious point when he nudged home Patrick van Aanholt's cross on the line with 13 minutes remaining.
The Black Cats host Aston Villa at home on Saturday.
A former US soldier who said he fought next to an ex-Royal Marine reported to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State militants has paid tribute to his former comrade.
Posting on Facebook, Jordan Matson said he was "honoured" to have fought next to Konstandions Erik Scurfield, praising his discipline and dedication.
Around 100 people from Western countries - including a number of Britons - are believed to have gone to Syria to join Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants.
The figures come as it emerged ex-Royal Marine Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, from Barnsley, has become the first Brit to be killed in the fight against the violent terror group.
Last month, a 19-year-old soldier from the UK, based in Cyprus, was returned to his unit after joining the Kurdish peshmerga, telling family "these guys need our help".
And in December, it was reported that two former British soldiers had also joined the operation against Islamic State, saying they had been "compelled" to help after the murder of aid worker Alan Henning.
The organisation Kurdish Question, which provides pro-Kurdish news and political analysis, has released a statement.
A leading disabled rights campaigner is in Lincoln today to speak about motoring issues affecting people with disabilities.
After losing 4 limbs to meningitis, Helen Dolphin went on to become a reporter, a record-breaking swimmer and is currently training to be an equality lawyer.