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5 March 2015 Last updated at 03:49 ET

North £15bn transport spend proposedTrain

A think tank says the government should invest £15bn in a Transport for London-style body for the north of England to revitalise transport links.

Map of Tour de YorkshireTour de Yorkshire times announced

Start and finish times for the Tour de Yorkshire are announced by organisers.

Rape suspect arrested after appeal

A man is arrested by police investigating the rape of a 36-year-old woman near a pub in Leeds.

Len Tingle Article written by Len Tingle Len Tingle Political editor, Yorkshire

Leon Brittan and the miners who would never forgive him

Three decades on, miners have not forgotten how Leon Brittan used the police to stop the pickets.

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BBC Local Live

    10:17: MPs react to Cameron comments

    There's been reaction on social media from our local MPs after David Cameron said he would only take part in one televised debate ahead of the election.


    George Galloway, Respect MP for Bradford West, tweets: How pathetic must a PM be that he is "frit" to debate with Ed Miliband....?

    Huddersfield Labour MP Barry Sheerman tweets: Good on @EdMilliband committing to turn up for the television debates regardless of Cameron's cowardly display @BBCr4today

    09:59: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A West Yorkshire man has been telling BBC Radio Leeds how medics managed to bring him back to life three times after a motorbike accident.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

    09:42: Rhinos return for Burrow Jake Katborg Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Rob Burrow returns for Leeds at Hull FC tonight as the Rhinos look to continue their winning start to the season.

    Burrow's been left out of the last two games and is expected to take Liam Sutcliffe's place on the bench.

    Rhinos coach Brian McDermott says: "For us to go away there and get a result it's sometimes good to go to Hull early before they have found their feet."

    09:35: Planners refuse permission to turn prominent city centre office block into flats Telegraph & Argus

    Planners have refused permission to turn a prominent city centre office block into flats.

    The plans would have seen the City Exchange, a former Council office next to the NCP car park on Hall Ings, turned into 161 studio apartments.

    09:18: Think tank backs £15bn transport plan

    BBC News Online reports that a think tank has said the government should invest £15bn in a Transport for London-style body for the north of England to revitalise transport links.

    Leeds railway station

    The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said the proposed body would help make George Osborne's vision of a "northern powerhouse" a reality.

    It has urged the chancellor to include the investment in his 18 March budget.

    09:07: Elland traffic delays BBC Travel BBC Travel

    BBC Travel News reports heavy traffic on A629 Calderdale Way southbound in Elland before the Ainley Top Roundabout.

    08:57: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A woman from West Yorkshire who suffered 16 years of abuse has been telling BBC Radio Leeds that other victims must come forward and get help.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

    08:46: Heavy traffic warning BBC Travel

    There is heavy traffic on the A6177 Mayo Avenue in Bradford at the M606 Staygate Roundabout junction.

    Drivers in the area are warned to expect delays.

    08:32: Leeds United 2-1 Ipswich BBC Sport

    Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri atoned for conceding a soft goal by saving a penalty to defeat Ipswich who failed to move into the play-off places.

    Alex Mowatt's free-kick put Leeds in front (pictured) but the Italian fumbled a Freddie Sears shot into his own goal.

    Alex Mowatt scores from a free-kick

    Leeds regained the lead through an elegant volley from Billy Sharp.

    08:22: Heart scanner appeal launched Yorkshire Evening Post

    A £23,000 fundraising appeal has been launched by the British Heart Foundation to help pay for a new heart scanner at Leeds General Infirmary.

    08:06: Dry and sunny spells BBC Weather Latest

    This morning will be dry with some bright or sunny spells in the east.

    Weather forecast

    Cloud may be thick enough over the Pennines to give the odd spot of light rain at times.

    Maximum temperature will be about 10C (50F).

    08:00: Good morning Alex Moss BBC Local Live

    I'll be bringing you the very latest news, sport, travel and weather for Leeds and West Yorkshire.

    Email or tweet us @BBCLeeds with your stories.

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