There will be high-profile police patrols in Sheffield today ahead of Mischief Night - traditionally one of the force's busiest nights.
Officers are appealing to the public to help verify a potential sighting of Graham Roskell, who has been missing for over a week.
Large parts of Hull are still dealing with the aftermath of last week's flooding caused by a tidal surge on the River Humber.
HS2 will deliver "the step change in capacity" needed to support growing demand from both passengers and freight, according to the head of the transport committee.
Chairwoman Louise Ellman said if taxpayers were to reap the full benefits of HS2, it was "vital" links were improved between regular and high-speed rail networks.
– transport select committee chairwoman louise ellman
We remain confident that construction of a new high speed line is the only way to deliver the step change in capacity on the West Coast Main Line needed to accommodate long-term demand for both passengers and rail freight.
If we are to spread the benefits from HS2 as widely as possible, it is vital we improve links between the conventional and high-speed networks and bring forward projects to speed up journey times on the conventional network.
A group of MPs are "convinced" the controversial HS2 link between London and the north is "justified" and urged the Government to consider building the second and first phases together.
Abandoning the project "significantly outweigh the risks" of building it, as the high-speed rail link is "essential for the UK", according to the transport committee.
Phase one, from London to Birmingham via the Chilterns, is due for completion in 2026, with a second Y-shaped section from Birmingham to north-west and north-east England due to be finished in 2032/33.
In its report, the committee said: "Many important local issues will be debated and resolved by the (HS2) hybrid bill committee and there will be detailed debates about many aspects of the project.
"However, we are convinced that it is essential for the UK for HS2 to go ahead, and to do so as a project which has the backing of all three major political parties."
The report into the viability of HS2 is a "cheerleading whitewash" and only heard from "people who support" the London to Birmingham rail link, according to activists.
Campaign manager for the Stop HS2 group Joe Rukin said:
– Stop HS2 campaign manager Joe Rukin
Unlike the public accounts committee and treasury committee hearings on HS2, it was clear that this inquiry was going to be a cheerleading whitewash when the transport committee only called people who support HS2 to give evidence.
Despite the official cost of HS2 standing at £50 billion, the committee want to pretend it is £28 billion, even though they said it would be £34 billion in 2011.
In saying this and telling the DfT they should abandon their standard assessments to improve the case for HS2, they are effectively ordering the Government to 'spin harder' on HS2.
One bone of contention for anti-HS2 campaigners has been the cost of the project, with the Taxpayers' Alliance dubbing the project a "white elephant".
In June the transport secretary told the commons HS2 would go £10bn over the original budget of £33bn to cover "contingency costs".
- The projected cost of the whole projects is now £42.6bn
- A total of £7.5bn needed for the purchase of high-speed trains.
- £14.56bn of the overall cost will be set aside for contingency costs.
West Yorkshire Police say both women have now been released on bail.
A 20ft Christmas tree has mysteriously appeared in the centre of a West Yorkshire village - complete with lights.
Residents of Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield, were dismayed by Kirklees Council's decision not to provide a tree. Other villages in the area - in the heart of Last Of The Summer Wine country and where the popular ITV drama Where The Heart Is was filmed - have been given a large, decorated conifer.
All Slaithwaite got was lights on a regular tree, close to the church and a pub.
But a generous - and as yet anonymous - benefactor appears to have supplied the Christmas tree.
One resident, who asked not to be named, said: "Father Christmas must have been passing over and saw that we had no tree."
A dozen bottles of rum that were found hidden under layers of cobwebs and dirt at a Yorkshire stately home have sold for almost £80,000.
The drink, which dates back to 1780, was discovered in the cellar of Harewood House in Leeds in 2011.
They sold for a total of £78,255 - over six times the pre-sale estimate - at Christie's wine and spirits auction.
Two women, aged 21 and 47-years-old, have been arrested in connection with the death of a baby from Halifax. Police were called at 1am yesterday morning after concerns were expressed about the safety of a baby boy at an address in Springhall Gardens, Halifax.
The baby was taken to hospital where he later died. The two women have been arrested on suspicion of neglect.
– Det Supt Simon Beldon West Yorkshire Police
"We are in the very early stages of our investigation but following initial enquiries have arrested two women in connection with the death of a baby boy from Halifax. I would urge anyone who thinks they could have information that may be beneficial to our ongoing enquiries to call our Protective Services department on 101 or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
England Rugby League coach Steve McNamara appears to be set for a move to Australia's NRL with the Sydney Roosters.
The 42-year-old's contract with the Rugby Football League ended after the recent World Cup and although he said in the aftermath it was a position he did not want to relinquish easily, he was quickly linked with a cross-code move to Bath.
Gary Gold's departure as Bath's director of rugby this week lent weight to that story, but reports in Australia now suggest he is poised to join the NRL champions and serve as an assistant to Trent Robinson.
Neither the RFL or Sydney have confirmed the switch, but a tweet from McNamara's media officer appeared to suggest he had opted to head Down Under and stay in the 13-a-side code.
"Absolutely delighted that Steve McNamara will be staying in Rugby League. A great bloke and one of the most underrated coaches in the game," tweeted Danny Reuben, who was a key member of McNamara's support staff with England.
If McNamara is leaving the job, the likes of Leeds Rhino's Brian McDermott and Wigan's Shaun Wane can expect to be highlighted as possible replacements.