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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J40 for A638 Wakefield Road Ossett to J39 for A636 Denby Dale Road Wakefield.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J40, A638 (Ossett) to J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Leeds station: Man jailed over gantry rush hour chaos

    A man who climbed over a gantry at Leeds railway station, disrupting thousands of passengers' journeys and costing rail firms more than £1m has been jailed for six months.

    The scene at Leeds station

    Peter Myers, 36, of no fixed abode, initially refused to come off the gantry and trained police negotiators were called to the scene, with delays to services for about nine hours on 30 May.

    Myers, who was taken for an assessment but found not to have mental health issues, admitted a charge of obstructing an engine or carriage by using the railway unlawfully.

    In a statement after the sentencing Network Rail said: "We welcome this sentence as this was an act which put his life in danger, delayed passengers and caused widespread disruption to services."

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, from J28 for A653 Dewsbury Road to J27 for M621.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Three lanes closed and stop-start on M62 westbound from J28, A653 (Tingley) to J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J43 for to J44 for A64 York.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - A1(M) Aberford By Pass partially blocked northbound from J43 to J44, A64 (York), because of an accident.

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

  5. Yorkshire MEP hits out at Rees-Mogg over EU iPad tweets

    A Yorkshire MEP has hit out at a newly-elected MEP after she described a free iPad she was given as part of her new role as an example of "the corrupt gravy train" of the EU.

    Annunziata Rees-Mogg

    Annunziata Rees-Mogg‏, a Brexit MEP for the East Midlands and sister of Conservative MP Jacob, posted on Twitter about the "shiny new iPad I was given by the European Parliament for no very obvious reason".

    Responding, Labour MEP Richard Corbett said she wanted to "rubbish everything about the EU, even when you know the truth.

    "The Parliament gives you an iPad configured to parliamentary work, so you don’t need so many paper documents, saving money and trees, and can work more effectively," he added.

  6. Howzat for a view of Headingley?

    This photograph gives a truly bird's-eye view of Headingley as England play Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup.

    The West Yorkshire Police helicopter crew, based at Carr Gate, near Wakefield, have shared this fantastic aerial snap of the famous sports ground in Leeds bathed in sunshine:

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  7. Transport investment needed as northern services decline

    Northern mayors and council leaders want more investment in transport after figures showed train services have got worse, despite the push of a Northern Powerhouse.

    A Northern train

    Cities like Leeds, Sheffield and Hull were encouraged to work together both in rivalling London and the South East and to "take on the world", with more jobs and opportunities.

    But five years on, doubt has been cast on just how successful the project has been, with transport being one key area that officials want to improve.

    The number of cancelled and significantly late trains on TransPennine Express and Northern franchises more than doubled from 20,000 in 2014-15 to 47,000 in 2018-19. It meant that almost one in every 20 services was either cancelled or more than 30 minutes late arriving at its destination.

    Dan Jarvis

    Mayor of the Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis, said the government should see the north as "an asset, not a liability" and said Westminster had "let the north down".

    Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: "The northern authorities are working much more closely together and that's a real benefit.

    "The real difficulty we have is that (transport) schemes are delayed and there's a real lack of commitment to rebalancing the economy."

  8. Great Get Together events inspired by Jo Cox get under way

    Thousands of community events have been organised for the Great Get Together weekend which kicks off today and which is inspired by murdered West Yorkshire Labour MP Jo Cox.

    Jo Cox

    Mrs Cox, 41, was killed in Birstall, part of her Batley and Spen constituency, in June 2016 by Thomas Mair.

    Events are happening as far afield as Hawaii, Dubai and Portugal as part of the third annual event.

    People are coming together for friendship, food and fun under the banner of #More in common, according to the campaign.

  9. Watch: Friday's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Today will be mostly dry but we could see one or two isolated showers.

    Temperatures will reach up to 19C in places:

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    Video caption: Watch: Friday's weather forecast
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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 - One lane closed and queues on M62 eastbound from J26, M606 J1 (Chain Bar) to J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a break down.

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

  11. Hundreds brave early-morning dip to mark solstice

    Hundreds of people have been making the most of the longest day of the year by taking an early-morning swim in Ilkley.

    Ilkley Lido

    The Summer Solstice marks the end of Spring and start of Summer and today the UK will be treated to 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight on the day.

    With the sun rising at 04:43, people were already in the pool at the special event at Ilkley Lido.

  12. Car fire closes lane on Leeds motorway

    A car fire on the M62 is causing disruption in West Yorkshire this morning with one lane closed as emergency services tackle the blaze.

    A car fire

    It's happened at junction 27, the slip road for the M621.

    The car is on fire on the hard shoulder, according to Highways England.

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J27 for M621.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy eastbound at J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a vehicle on fire.

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

  14. Leeds set to host Cricket World Cup

    World Cup cricket is coming to Leeds today with Headingley hosting England vs Sri Lanka as the hosts look to take a step closer to the semi-finals.


    It's the first international match to be held at the Emerald Headingley Stadium since it underwent a £45m revamp and the first of four World Cup games to be played there.

    A fan zone in Millennium Square in the city will show the games, with live Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

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