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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J27 for A650 Gelderd Road to J28 for A650 Dewsbury Road.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from J27, A650 (Gildersome) to J28, A650 (Tingley), because of tyre on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: West Yorkshire northbound

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West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from Tinshill Road to Cookridge Lane.

West Yorkshire - Cookridge Lane in Cookridge closed northbound from the Tinshill Road junction to Nisa Supermarket, because of an accident and slow vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, from M66 J4 to J19 for A6046 Middleton Road.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from M66 J4, Simister Island to J19, A6046 (Heywood), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J26 for A638.

M62 West Yorkshire - Stationary traffic on M62 eastbound at J26, A638 (Chain Bar), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

The protest in Crofton

The new depot will be built near the M1 rather than in the village of Crofton as originally planned.

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

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M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Wakefield Road.

M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane blocked on exit slip road southbound at J40, A638 (Flushdyke), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Pupils attempt to make the world's largest toast mosaic
The challenge involved using more than 15,000 slices of bread toasted in five shades.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J32 for Park Road.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J32, Park (Pontefract), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

School's toast mosaic record attempt

Pupils attempt to make the world's largest toast mosaic

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

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M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Wakefield Road.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Flushdyke), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Leeds boss Kevin Sinfield

Wakefield recover from a slow start to draw at Leeds and deny Kevin Sinfield his first victory as Rhinos boss.

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Michael Shenton

Castleford move up to third in Super League as they consign struggling Salford to defeat at the AJ Bell Stadium.

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Erik Durm in action for Borussia Dortmund

Huddersfield Town sign Borussia Dortmund full-back Erik Durm on an initial one-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

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Severe accident: A65 West Yorkshire both ways

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A65 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, near Victoria Avenue.

A65 West Yorkshire - A65 Skipton Road in Ilkley blocked and queuing traffic in both directions near the Victoria Avenue junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles and recovery work.

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Police try to trace burglary suspect after warehouse raid

Police want to trace a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Knottingley.

Burglary suspect Gareth Stead.
West Yorkshire Police

Officers would like to speak with anyone who has seen or has information about Gareth Stead, who is 34 and from Pontefract.

He is wanted in connection with a burglary at a commercial premises in Knottingley on June 22.

Inspector Anthony Coultate, of Wakefield District Police, said: “We do believe Gareth Stead is still living within the Pontefract area and have been conducting a number of enquiries to find him."

A call to power at 'Pankhurst Party' in Leeds

A Pankhurst Party will be held in Leeds on Sunday to celebrate one hundred years since women getting the vote.

Emmeline Pankhurst.
BBC

Hundreds of parties are taking place around the UK to mark the birthday of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

The Leeds event starts at 10.30 on the Leeds Town Hall steps in Victoria Square.

A wreath will also be laid in honour of Emmeline Pankhurst who was born on 14 July, 1858, in Moss Side, Manchester.

In 1903 she, along with daughters Sylvia and Christabel, founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in a bid to get British women the right to vote.

National organiser Fleur Butler, said: "We need more women to take part in public life as councillors, school governors, MPs, Assembly Members, Mayors, Police & Crime Commissioners, MSPs and Magistrates.

"We want women not just to vote but to stand for public office as well.”

Matej Vydra

Manager Frank Lampard expects last season's Championship top scorer Matej Vydra to stay at Derby County.

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Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

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A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J44 for A64.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road to one and slow traffic northbound at J44, A64 (Bramham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Poundworld to close more than 100 stores

Poundworld administrators have announced the closure of 80 more stores, resulting in 1,024 job losses.

A Poundworld store front.
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The latest announcement by the company's administrators Deloitte means that a total of 105 of the company's 355 stores are now earmarked for closure.

Poundworld, which has a number of stores across Yorkshire, went into administration last month after failing to cope with rising costs, fewer shoppers and greater competition.

Deloitte said talks to sell the remaining parts of the business continue.

Poundworld was founded in 2004, but the firm can trace its origins back to 1974 and a market stall in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, according to the company's website.

Chris Edwards, who founded the firm, sold out to TPG for £150m, and later took over at rival Poundstretcher.

Earlier this month he had a rescue bid for the chain rejected and pulled out of any future deals.

Cyclist in 'serious condition' after crash with lorry

A cyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after he was in a crash with a lorry near Bradford.

The A641 Huddersfield Road and the junction with the A58.
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An ambulance crew alerted police at 08.32 today, who then closed off the A58 Whitehall Road at the junction with the A641 Huddersfield Road near Wyke.

The rider was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious, but not-life threatening, injuries.

Police said the road is still closed and nearby Lower Wyke Lane was also blocked after a lorry got stuck.

No regrets for England World Cup tattoo
Jamie Richardson had the tattoo three weeks before England played their semi-final against Croatia.

Appeal after four-year-old boy hit by a car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a four-year-old boy was struck by a car in Bradford.

Beckside Road in Bradford.
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The accident happened about 14.22 yesterday when a black Volvo S80 was travelling along Beckside Road towards Spencer Road.

The driver collided with a four-year-old boy, but early inquiries suggest he had run out into the road.

He was taken to hospital and is said to be in a "serious, but stable condition".

Officers spoke to the driver of the vehicle at the scene.

No arrests were made.

Halifax town centre

Two teenage boys are also discovered during the four-day police operation targeting eight businesses.

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Spoons used to thwart forced marriages
Pupils in Leeds are taught how spoons hidden in their underwear can lead to them getting help.

Suspended Kirklees race row councilor reinstated

A senior Conservative on Kirklees Council suspended by his party over a Twitter race row has been reinstated, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Bernard McGuin
Kirklees Council

Bernard McGuin is returning to local politics after a two-month suspension, which followed complaints tweets he made in 2014 prior to his election were racist.

The council's Conservative Group leader Councillor David Hall said an internal party investigation had decided Mr McGuin had not breached any rules or intended to give offence, and therefore his suspension was rescinded.

Mr Hall said: "He has accepted that we must be careful when using social media, not to write anything which may unintentionally cause offence and I think that is good advice to everyone."

Mr McGuin, 60, who was elected in 2016 to represent the Almondbury ward, said: "A thing like this is really upsetting.

"I know I'm not a racist - If people thought I was that would be devastating for me."

Human traffickers had 'branded' victim

It's been revealed human traffickers had branded a female victim found during a series of police raids in West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Police HQ
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Two teenage boys were also rescued during the four day operation, details of which have only just been made public.

Detectives from Calderdale CID led the raids last week on eight commercial premises across the district.

The teenagers, both aged 17, were found in two stores.

Neither has any parents or relatives in the UK and it is thought they may have been brought into the country in the back of trucks.

They are being cared for by social services.

Officers questioned 36 members of staff and arrested five on suspicion of being in the UK illegally.

To show the lengths the criminals will go to we found one victim who had been branded to indicate she would forever be the ‘property’ of a particular gang. I would urge residents who use businesses that are cash-only to think twice about where their money is going and what it is funding.”

Det Ch Insp Dave ShawWest Yorkshire Police

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

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

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J40, A638 (Flushdyke) to J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J24 for A629 and J23 for A640 New Hey Road.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Leeds flood prevention guidance issued

Officials in Leeds are issuing new advice on what to do if the city floods despite the recent warm weather.

Leeds flash flood
BBC

The city council says people need to be aware, because: "Hardened ground becomes increasingly vulnerable to the impact of sudden summer storms when the weather changes."

They say the public and businesses should think about how they could protect themselves should flooding suddenly hit the city again.

The council's drawn-up a list of priority situations where sandbags would be provided so that roads, hospitals and other crucial areas can be protected.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J24 for A629.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M62 westbound at J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire both ways

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A58 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between White Horse Inn and Griffe Road.

A58 West Yorkshire - A58 Whitehall Road in Hipperholme closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the White Horse Inn junction and the Griffe Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Raising dough for charity with giant toast picture

A West Yorkshire School is hoping to be the toast of the town after it attempts to raise some dough today with a giant record-breaking attempt.

Toast
Ryburn Valley High

Ryburn Valley High in Calderdale is hoping to create the world's largest picture made out of toast, which currently stands at 174 sq metres.

They'll use over 13,000 slices of bread and 756 loaves of bread, while raising money for children's cancer and assistance dog charities.

The image, designed by a student, will be toasted to six different shades of brown.

A record breaking attempt is a fantastic opportunity to bring a community together for a challenge. It’s something people will remember for a long time."

Ryburn Valley High

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Leeds school uses spoons to help prevent forced marriage

A school is attempting to tackle the issue of forced marriages by urging students to hide spoons in their underwear to trigger metal detectors at airports.

Spoons
BBC

Pupils at the Co-operative Academy in Leeds have been told to hide the cutlery there, if they fear they're being taken overseas to be married.

It will trigger metal detectors at airports, allowing them to raise the alarm with security staff privately.

Harinder Kaur, from the school, said the spoons can "save lives".

She said: "In the six-weeks holidays we know there is no contact between school and the family and families have the opportunity to go abroad, get their child married and come back," she said.

A law making it a criminal offence to force people into marriage came into effect in June 2014.