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  1. Huddersfield grooming: Man jailed for raping teenage girl

    A man has been jailed for raping a teenage girl who was groomed and abused by a group of men in Huddersfield.

    Banaris Hussain

    Banaris Hussain, 36, of Crosland Moor, was sentenced to 10 years after being found guilty at Leeds Crown Court.

    Five men in the same trial were sentenced on Friday over the "wicked abuse" of girls aged between 12 and 16.

    A total of 27 men have now been convicted over sexual exploitation in the town. As he was led away, Hussain said it was a "miscarriage of justice".

  2. Halifax murder probe: Dead woman named as Levi Ogden

    A woman who died after being found unconscious in a street in Halifax at the weekend has been named by police as 26-year-old Levi Ogden, from Elland.

    Levi Ogden

    Ms Ogden was pronounced dead in hospital after being found seriously injured on Silver Street at about 02:15 on Sunday morning.

    A 26-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody, police say.

    Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about what happened to get in touch.

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J26 for M606 J1 to J27 for M621.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M62 eastbound from J26, M606 J1 (Chain Bar) to J27, M621 (Gildersome).

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J33 for A630 Catcliffe to J32 for M18.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J33, A630 (Catcliffe) to J32 M18, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Fire breaks out in Hull flats

    Firefighters are currently tackling a blaze at a block of flats in Hull.

    Torpoint Drive flats

    Five engines and an aerial appliance are at the 12-storey building in Torpoint Drive, off Anlaby Road South.

    Humberside Fire and Rescue crews were called out at about 10:20 this morning.

    Roads around the scene have been closed to traffic.

    There are no reports of any casualties.

  6. M621 reopens following crash

    A major route into Leeds has reopened following a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian this morning.

    Queuing traffic

    The M621 had been closed clockwise at junction 3 since about 05:00 but was reopened a short time ago.

    Highways England is, however, warning motorists to expect delays

    West Yorkshire Police said a man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition following the collision.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. New £12m bridge installed over A63 Hull

    Hull's new £12m footbridge over the A63 been installed over the weekend.

    A63 bridge

    The footbridge, which was originally due to open in 2017, links the city’s marina with the southern end of Princes Dock.

    However, the 60m bridge, which weighs about 150 tonnes, won't open to the public until spring next year.

    A63 bridge
  9. Pedestrian, 75, killed in Doncaster collision

    A 75-year-old pedestrian has died after two vehicles were involved in a collision near Doncaster.

    Melton Road

    A Land Rover Discovery collided with a Ford Transit van on Melton Road in Sprotbrough at about 16:00 on Saturday. Police believe the Land Rover then hit the male passerby.

    The 29-year-old driver of the Land Rover was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving over the alcohol limit. The man remains in police custody.

    South Yorkshire Police said members of the public had helped the injured pedestrian but he had died at the scene.

    He has not been named and his family are being supported, officers added.

  10. HS2 review criticised by deputy chair of panel

    Opponents of the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the north of England say the government's review of the project is set to be a whitewash.

    HS2 train

    The deputy chair of the HS2 review panel, Labour peer Lord Berkeley, says he has been given no opportunity to influence the final report.

    He is a vocal critic of the project.

    The government says it has been clear no panel member would have a veto, and that it would be inappropriate to pre-empt the recommendations of the review.

  11. M621 crash: Road to be closed 'for several hours'

    Drivers are being warned to expect a major route into Leeds to be closed all morning following a crash between a pedestrian and a vehicle.

    Traffic on the M621

    The M621 is closed at junction 3 following the incident, which happened at about 05:00.

    West Yorkshire Police said the pedestrian is in a "critical condition" in hospital as a result of the collision.

    Highways England says the road is likely to remain closed clockwise "for several more hours" and has reported delays of up to 45 minutes.

  12. Mothercare UK administration plan threatens 2,500 jobs

    Baby goods retailer Mothercare has said it plans to call in administrators to the troubled firm's UK business, putting 2,500 jobs at risk.


    Mothercare said its 79 UK stores, including sites in York, Leeds, Wakefield, Hull, Huddersfield and at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre, were "not capable of returning to a level of structural profitability and returns that are sustainable for the group".

    "Furthermore, the company is unable to continue to satisfy the ongoing cash needs of Mothercare UK," it added.

    It said stores would continue to trade as normal for the time being.

    Also affected is Mothercare Business Services Limited (MBS), which provides certain services to Mothercare UK.

  13. Man 'critically injured' in M621 crash

    A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on the M621 in Leeds this morning.

    The closed road

    West Yorkshire Police said the pedestrian was hit by the vehicle at about 05:00.

    The force said the man is in a "critical condition".

    No further details of the incident have been released.

    The road is currently closed clockwise at junction 3 and drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

  14. Watch: Monday's weather forecast for Yorkshire

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It's going to be an unsettled day with plenty of showery outbreaks about this morning, some of which could be heavy.

    The showers will ease as the day goes on and we may see a few brighter spells in places.

    Temperatures will get up to about 10C.

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    Video caption: Watch: Monday's weather forecast
  15. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be generally running on time.


    • The 08:54 service from Sheffield to Plymouth is running abut 11 minutes late
    • The 09:00 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running about 14 minutes late
    • The 09:05 service from Wakefield Westgate to Sheffield is running about 10 minutes late
    • The 09:15 service from Sheffield to Leeds is running about eight minutes late
    • The 09:20 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running about seven minutes late

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

  16. Man killed in crash outside Wetherby racecourse named

    A pedestrian who died when he and another man were hit by a car outside a racecourse has been named by police.

    Adrian Scott

    Adrian Scott, 65, was killed when he and a 52-year-old man were hit by a silver Mercedes C220 just after the end of Saturday's race meeting at Wetherby at about 17:00.

    The second man, who has not been named, remains in a critical condition.

    In a statement Mr Scott's family said: “Adrian was a well-loved father, father-in-law, grandad, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed by all."

    The family said they also wanted to thank the emergency services and those who helped at the scene, adding that "our thoughts and well wishes go out" to the injured man and his family.

    Roundabout at Wetherby racecourse

    The 40-year-old Mercedes driver was was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released while inquiries continue.

    Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the crash, on the B1224 York Road, to contact them.

  17. 'Police incident' in Leeds closes part of motorway

    Part of a busy city centre motorway in Leeds is closed this morning due to a "police incident".


    Highways England say the M621 is closed Eastbound between Junction 3 (Meadow Road) and Junction 4.

    West Yorkshire Police are asking drivers to find an alternative route.

    A diversion is in place. You can click here to see the details.

  18. Murder arrest after woman's death in Halifax

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman found unconscious in a West Yorkshire street died.

    Silver Street, Halifax

    The 26-year-old woman had been injured in a fight in Silver Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, at about 02:15 on Sunday morning.

    She was taken to hospital and died a short time later. Her cause of death is not yet known.

    Officers said the 26-year-old arrested man was in custody and a cordon was in place on Silver Street for forensic examinations to be carried out.