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  1. Blue plaque plan for Leeds star Albert Johanneson

    Former Leeds United player Albert Johanneson will have his achievements recognised with a blue plaque in Leeds, it's been confirmed:

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    The South African winger was the first black footballer to play in the FA Cup final when he played for Leeds against Liverpool in 1965.

    He made 200 appearances for Leeds United, scoring 68 goals in Don Revie's famous team.

    He died in 1995, aged 55.

  2. Woman hit by lorry in Otley

    This was the scene on Bridge Street in Otley town centre a little earlier today after a woman was hit by a lorry.

    A picture of the scene

    The condition of the injured woman is not known and emergency services remain at the scene.

    The road is still closed and drivers are being urged to find alternative routes.

  3. Yorkshire Labour MPs criticise new boundary proposals

    Labour MPs in Yorkshire have criticised proposals for new parliamentary boundaries which could see the number of MPs across the UK cut from 650 to 600.

    A ballot box

    The Boundary Commission proposals, which still need to secure the backing of MPs and peers, have been laid in Parliament.

    The commission said it was "confident" in its new map, which covers constituencies across the UK.

    The plans could have a major effect on Yorkshire constituencies with several boundaries changed across the area.

    Sam Hartley, secretary to the commission, said: "We're confident the new map of constituencies best reflects the rules set for us by Parliament .

    "We're especially pleased our recommendations are based heavily on what members of the public have told us about their local areas."

    But Hemsworth Labour MP John Trickett said the plans were a "disgrace" and a "Tory stitch-up", while Wentworth Labour MP John Healey said it was a "political fix".

    The Conservatives have insisted the system is currently weighed against them and the boundaries - decided by population figures - are out of date.

  4. Leeds City Council reserves could go to minimum - Report

    Leeds City Council could have to dip into its savings account in order to pay for services over the next few years, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    An overflowing bin

    The council's Strategy and Resources scrutiny board met on Monday to look at what the council expects to spend over the next three years.

    Council deputy leader James Lewis told the meeting: "[The report] is the first step in setting our revenue budget for 2019-20 and predicts the resources available for councils in the years ahead."

    A council officer said the authority's reserves are nowhere near the levels of other councils.

  5. Police highlight bizarre reasons people ring 999

    Some of the bizarre reasons people have rung 999 have been released by West Yorkshire Police, including someone who was sent the wrong clothes order:

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    Other reasons for calling the emergency number included a broken freezer, a missing packet of rice and even advice on a mobile phone contract.

    Police have released the audio of some calls to highlight how call handlers' time is taken away from genuine emergency calls.

    Tom Donohoe, head of the force's Communications Division, said: "These calls are so ridiculous it’s astonishing listening to them. But they hide a serious truth.

    "Each call often takes minutes to deal with as our Customer Contact Centre staff have to clarify the situation.

    "It might not sound like much, but if someone is trying to get through to report a genuine life or death emergency then a minute is a very long time to wait."

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound 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

  7. Update: Woman hit by Lorry in Otley

    Drivers are still being advised to avoid Bridge Street in Otley after a lorry hit a pedestrian.

    Bridge Street

    Emergency services are currently at the scene and the condition of the injured woman is not known.

    The road remains closed.

  8. Leeds International Piano Competition's big screen finale

    The final of the famous Leeds International Piano Competition will be shown live in Millennium Square, it's been confirmed.

    The competition at Leeds Town Hall

    World class pianists will take part in the final on Thursday 14 September at Leeds Town Hall.

    The competition has been running since 1963, with this year's event running from 6 September to 15 September

    It features 24 of the best pianists in the world.

  9. Pedestrian hit by lorry in Otley

    A lorry has hit a pedestrian on Bridge Street in Otley this morning.

    Bridge Street

    Emergency services are currently at the scene and the condition of the pedestrian is not known.

    Bridge Street is closed and there are delays to various bus services.

  10. Man dies in Wakefield collision

    A man has died and another is in a critical condition after a collision in Wakefield last night.

    Batley Road

    The crash happened on Batley Road, Kirkghamgate, at about 21:15 when a silver Volkswagen Golf collided with a parked car.

    The force of the collision then caused the Golf to cross to the opposite side of the road and collide with an oncoming tractor before hitting a wall.

    The front seat passenger died and the driver was seriously injured and is now being treated in hospital.

    Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in contact with officers.

  11. Woman arrested after shots fired at home

    A woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after gunshots were fired at the door of a home in Bolton.

    Estwood Close, Bolton

    The 52-year-old was arrested in Keighley, West Yorkshire, after several shots were fired by two men at the front door of a home on Eastwood Close on Thursday.

    A woman in her bedroom at the time was left "terrified" by the ordeal, police said.

    Greater Manchester Police appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

  12. Blue plaque commemorates Leeds flax industry founder

    A blue plaque will be unveiled in Leeds today to remember John Marshall who helped transform the textile industry in the 18th century.

    John Marshall

    He built a pioneering mill in 1790 and subsequently lead the way in mass produced flax spinning

    When he died in 1845 his fortune was estimated to be £2.5m - more than £300m in today's money - making him one of the most successful industrialists of the period.

    He was also a keen philanthropist, having given away an estimated £500,000 to charitable causes during his life.

    The plaque will be unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Graham Latty, near the main entrance to Marshall’s Mill.

    Quote Message: John Marshall's early innovations built the city’s national and international reputation, and we feel that it is important that he is remembered.” from Martin Hamilton Leeds Civic Trust Director
    Martin HamiltonLeeds Civic Trust Director
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound from J40, A638 (Flushdyke) to J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Man in court charged with Leeds rape

    A man is due to appear in court today charged over the rape of a woman in Leeds last week.


    The 29-year-old man has been charged with rape and assault by penetration after an incident outside the shut down New Roscoe public house (pictured), in Bristol Street, Leeds, on Monday, 3 September.

    Police outside pub

    The victim, a woman in her 50s, was on her way to work in Leeds at about 06:15 when she was attacked.

    The man was arrested on Friday and is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates today.

  15. Thousands fewer children arrested in Yorkshire

    The number of children being arrested in West and East Yorkshire has fallen dramatically, according to new figures.


    The Howard League for Penal Reform says there's been a 69% drop over the last seven years in West Yorkshire and a 60% drop in the Humber region.

    The charity says West Yorkshire Police detained 3,953 17-year-olds and under last year, compared to 12,947 in 2010.

    The figures show the Humberside force made 4,000 fewer arrests last year, than they did in 2010.

    The Howard League say the numbers prove work to keep youngsters out of the criminal justice system has worked.

    It's now praising both forces for their progressive attitudes, especially when it comes to dealing with children who are living in care.

  16. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, most services appear to be running to time at the moment.

    For all the latest live updates from Yorkshire's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  17. Yorkshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    This morning should be mostly dry with hazy sunshine, but this afternoon will be cloudier with a risk of light rain and a moderate southwesterly breeze.

    Tonight will be cloudy with light rain.

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