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  1. Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    BBC Weather

    Today will remain cloudy with scattered and locally heavy outbreaks of rain in the morning. During the afternoon, rain should ease and turn patchier.

    Tonight looks like it will remain mostly cloudy. It should stay dry for most areas, but the odd spot of rain may linger in places. Light to gentle winds.

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  2. By Gareth Vincent

    BBC Sport Wales at the Stadium

    Mallik Wilkes and Rhys Williams

    Swansea City are held to a goalless draw by Hull City, leaving Russell Martin still waiting for a first home league win at his new club.

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  3. Fire crews tackle large blaze in Dewsbury

    Fire crews have asked people to stay away from an area of Dewsbury after a large fire broke out at an industrial unit.

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    Video caption: Fire crews have been called to an industrial site in Dewsbury to tackle a large fire

    West Yorkshire Service said 12 fire engines and appliances were tackling the blaze in Savile Town.

    A spokesperson said all of the employees at the site were accounted for.

  4. Crime commissioner reveals plans to tackle speeding

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A police commissioner has unveiled plans to enlist academics to help redesign efforts to tackle speeding across England’s largest county.

    Philip Allot

    Philip Allott, who was elected to oversee North Yorkshire’s police and fire services in May, says he aims to enable the force to deal decisively with safety on rural roads and in villages, but with more than 6,000 miles of roads and 800 villages to cover, demand for enforcement is outstripping police resources.

    It follows years of controversy surrounding North Yorkshire Police’s speed camera vans.

    Earlier this year, Mr Allot said he had “big concerns” over the vans, which were introduced in North Yorkshire in 2011.

    While fixed cameras have repeatedly been deemed an unsuitable solution for the largely rural county, the North Yorkshire force has insisted the vans are used to deter speeding at sites of accidents.

    Julia Mulligan, Mr Allott’s predecessor, frequently defended the use of the vans and denied they were a revenue generator.

    Mr Allott says universities have been invited to tender to review how speed limits are enforced in the county and he is hopeful work to come up with alternatives will shortly get under way.

  5. Police hunt for pickpocket who stole pensioner's cash

    A pensioner who withdrew a "large amount" of money from a post office had his wallet stolen minutes afterwards, police have revealed.

    Man police want to speak to

    The 87-year-old collected his pension money from the Post Office on Bridgegate in Rotherham before heading to the Admiral Casino on nearby Effingham Street.

    South Yorkshire Police say they believe the pensioner was followed by an unknown man who pickpocketed the pensioner once inside.

    Police believe the man pictured may have "vital" information about the incident.

    PC Adam White said: “The victim in this incident was an elderly man who had just withdrawn his pension, we believe he was targeted because he was vulnerable.

    “This could be your dad, or grandad – if you recognise the man in the CCTV images, or have any information about what happened, please do get in touch.”

  6. Robbers threaten staff with knives in jewellery raid

    Two armed robbers held-up a Leeds shop and made off with gold jewellery, police say.

    CCTV stills of robbers

    The masked pair brandished knives at staff in Cash Converters on York Road on Wednesday at 16:16.

    They made off with money from the till and jewellery, say West Yorkshire Police.

    No-one was hurt in the raid.

    The suspects are believed to have used a silver Vauxhall Meriva, which was later found abandoned in the Seacroft area.

  7. Man bailed over Lincoln street stab death

    A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a man who was stabbed in the street has been released on bail.

    Sam Davies

    Sam Davies, 23, died after being found on 27 May with knife wounds at a property in Coleridge Gardens, Lincoln.

    Six men from Lincoln, aged 18, 19, 20, 20, 23, and 24, and a 17-year-old boy, also from Lincoln, have been charged with Mr Davies' murder.

    Lincolnshire Police said the man, who was arrested on Wednesday, had been bailed pending further investigations.

  8. Watch: Severe rainfall IN Leeds' Kirkgate Market

    A florist in Leeds' Kirkgate Market was affected when last night's torrential rainfall breached the building's roof.

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    Video caption: A florist was affected after torrential rainfall breached the roof.

    Footage shared on social media by M&D Flowers shows water pouring down in to the stalls.

    A Leeds City Council spokesperson said: “Unfortunately a small number of businesses were temporarily affected [by heavy rainfall].

    “However, support was offered to these businesses by the market team to ensure they could reopen on the following day.”

  9. Sheffield protest over Roy 'Chubby' Brown performance ban

    A protest has been taken place outside Sheffield City Hall in support of Roy "Chubby" Brown after the comedian's upcoming performance was cancelled.

    Protesters outside Sheffield City Hall

    Andrew Snelling, the chief executive of Sheffield City Trust which runs the venue, said the 76-year-old comic's material did not reflect its values.

    Around 15 people gathered outside the concert hall on Friday morning, some wearing the comic's trademark patchwork suit and flying hat and goggles.

    Haley Madden, whose online petition against the ban has attracted more than 35,000 signatures, said it was about "freedom of choice".

    "They've made the wrong decision," she said.

    "It's just not fair on the fans."

    Another self-styled 'Chubette' Keith Butterworth said he did not know why the comedian had been cancelled after performing at the venue for the last 35 years.

    "It's not just a protest about Roy Chubby Brown being here," said Mr Butterworth.

    "It's about the council saying who can come and who cannot come. It's up to the public who they want to see, not the council."

    Roy Chubby Brown

    Mr Snelling said the not-for-profit organisation, which runs multiple sporting and leisure sites on the council's behalf, would issue refunds.

    He said he understood the decision would disappoint some but it was felt the show did not align with the trust's ambition to make its venues "inclusive for all", he added.