We're in for a mix of cloud and sunny spells this morning but that cloud will tend to develop through the course of the day leading to a mainly cloudy afternoon with the chance of the odd shower in places.
Tonight it'll stay cloudy with a possibility of showers but things should clear as the night progresses.
We should see top temperatures of about 9C today:
Fire service share pics of moorland blaze damage
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have shared images of the damage caused by a major moorland blaze last month.
At it's height more than 100 firefighters were called to tackle a "mile-long fire-front" at Deer Hill Reservoir in Marsden, West Yorkshire, on 23 March.
Posting the images on Twitter WYFR urged people to stay at home saying "BBQs, picnics & meeting friends are NOT essential activities."
While it is believed the fire at Deer Hill Reservoir was caused by controlled burning that spread a number of recent incidents have been sparked by barbecues, including a major fire in February 2019.
Newspaper editor asks MPs to help titles survive
The editor of the Yorkshire Post has written to MPs to ask the government to help them "survive" as the coronavirus outbreak has seen income drop.
Air Ambulance staff to return to frontline NHS roles
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is scaling back its service to allow its crew members to return to their jobs and help in the fight against coronavirus.
In a statement the YAA said it was re-deploying staff to ensure Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) and the NHS could provide as much frontline care as possible.
As a result it said one of its two helicopters would be temporarily grounded.
Peter Sunderland, YAA Chairman said: “In the midst of this unprecedented crisis, the YAA wants to do everything it can to support the NHS and YAS in their fight against COVID-19. It is important that everyone does their part, including us.
“As the cases of COVID-19 rise, it also increases the pressure on the NHS. We know that YAS anticipates a significant increase in 999 calls across the region and by redeploying our Doctors and a small number of our Critical Care Paramedics back to their respective hospitals or ambulance operations, we can do our bit to support the frontline effort.”
He said the outbreak had also resulted in a "huge downturn in fundraising incomes", saying that as a result of cancelled events the service would lose an estimated £400,000.
Simple message from police on non-essential travel
West Yorkshire Police officer Martin Willis has a simple message for drivers.
In the video below the officer, who is often seens patrolling the motorways of the county, explains what essential and non-essential journeys are - and the difference you can make to keeping the nation safe by sticking to the rules:
A special constable working in West Yorkshire tweeted the message above over the weekend.
His tweet follows on from an incident in Derbyshire over the weekend where police broke-up a party.
Police there say they were left "in absolute shock" after finding 25 adults and children having a "massive party".
Everyone was dispersed and the hosts "dealt with" after social-distancing rules.
Burberry making masks in trenchcoat factory
Reporter, BBC News Online
British fashion brand Burberry says it is using its global supply chain to deliver 100,000 surgical masks to the NHS, for use by medical staff.The firm says it is also re-purposing its trenchcoat factory in Castleford, West Yorkshire, to make non-surgical gowns and masks for hospital patients.
Yorkshire people stuck abroad call for government help
BBC Look North
Tourists from Yorkshire stranded abroad due to coronavirus have been telling Look North that they are desperate to get home - and are calling for extra help from the UK government.
The foreign secretary Dominic Raab said earlier this week that any Britons on holiday should consider travelling home now while they still can. But a number of travellers have told us they've unable to get any flights and some are running out of money
Network Rail asks former signallers to return to railways
Retired rail workers are being asked to consider coming back to work to help keep the railways running during the coronavirus crisis.
Network Rail is appealing to former signallers to help man signal boxes and control centres and it looks to provide crucial cover for members of the workforce who may need to self-isolate.
Chris Gee, Head of Operations (Eastern Region) for Network Rail, said: “We are working hard to keep vital services, which get key workers to their jobs and food and medical supplies across the country, moving.
“We are appealing for signallers who’ve retired, moved on to other careers at Network Rail or left the railway to come back and help us keep signal boxes and control centres open.
“Signallers are crucial to keep the railway open and we need more former workers to help us provide back-up if some of our staff can’t come to work. Full re-training will be given.”
Nurse who appealed over bare shelves may have coronavirus
A critical care nurse from North Yorkshire who urged panic-buyers to think about other people after finding supermarket shelves empty has revealed she might have contracted COVID-19.
In a tearful appeal (shown above), Dawn Bilbrough, from York, who had been working in West Yorkshire, urged people to stop and leave goods for everyone.
Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain today, she said doing things around the house is making her breathless and she has persistent
nausea and headaches.
Asked if she was showing signs of coronavirus, she replied: "I
believe I am."
She added she had "ongoing nausea and persistent
headaches", adding: "I do believe I have Covid but I haven't been
On Monday, Ms Bilbrough posted a video to say she had woken up
with coronavirus symptoms so was staying off work and self-isolating.
Plea to only use public transport for 'essential' journeys
People in West Yorkshire are being urged not to use public
transport unless their journey is "essential" during the coronavirus shutdown.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority says it wants people to follow the government’s guidelines to stay at home.
Councillor Kim Groves said: “We are urging everyone to stay at home and avoid non-essential use of the public transport network to help slow the spread of coronavirus, protect the NHS and save lives.
“This is vital to protect key workers who depend on these vital bus and rail services."
Supermarket's measures to keep staff and customers 'safe'
West Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Asda says it's put special measures in place in its stores to help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus and keep people "safe".
The company, which has its HQ in Leeds, says it's introduced 2m apart floor markings in stores and says where necessary, the number of customers will be limited so social distancing can be observed.
Asda says: "All of our colleagues will be supplied with hand sanitiser and gloves and pharmacy and optical colleagues will also be provided with face masks."
A spokesperson said there were also plans to introduce perspex screens at checkouts and kiosks to protect customers and staff.
Warning over 'tax refund' text message scam
People are being warned not to click on links in text messages which have been sent from what claims to be Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Text messages telling people about government refunds have been circulating - something the government has said is a scam.
During the coronavirus outbreak, scammers have looked to take advantage of people who might be unemployed or on a reduced income.
But the government says texts and emails saying people can apply for tax breaks or relief are fake.
It said: "Do not reply if you get a text message claiming to be from HMRC offering you a tax refund in exchange for personal or financial details. Do not open any links in the message."
Gang jailed after sledgehammer attack on police car
A "brazen group of criminals" has been jailed after gang members armed with machetes, axes and crowbars, raided homes and businesses across the north, including some in West and South Yorkshire.
The group stole £1.5m worth of items and caused £230,000 worth of damage.
Eleven gang members were jailed for up to 16 years at Minshull Street Crown Court.
Using stolen cars, the gang would ram-raid buildings and use weapons to threaten members of the public and police officers when challenged, police said.
On one occasion, officers stopped a vehicle for displaying false number plates, unaware the occupants had just burgled a business.
Two men emerged from the car wearing "Scream" masks and attacked the police vehicle with sledgehammers.
Four of the men were arrested after a burglary at a business in West Yorkshire, while a further nine were arrested during police raids in Oldham.
"This dangerous group of offenders showed blatant disregard for the safety of others as they savagely attacked members of the public as well as police officers and security staff," said Det Insp Rachel Smith.
Eleven men have been jailed for their involvement with the gang, who committed more than 50 burglaries and robberies between July 2018 and May 2019.
'Don't call 999 for coronavirus guidance' - Police
Police across Yorkshire are urging people not to call 999 for advice about coronavirus and the new restrictions brought in by the government.
Following Boris Johnson's televised statement yesterday evening, in which he ordered people not to leave their homes except for a few "very limited purposes", the region's police forces say they have seen a rise in calls.
West Yorkshire Police say since the announcement it's experienced an extremely high volume of calls from people asking for further guidance.
Meanwhile, Chief Constable of Humberside Police Lee Freeman said the force had taken "a number of calls on our 101 line from people seeking answers, but at this early stage are not able to answer all of your enquiries".
He said the force would share more information as soon as it became available but in the meantime urged people to follow the government guidance.
Councils shut crematoria and limit funeral party numbers
Councils in West Yorkshire have introduced changes to the way they conduct funerals as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Leeds City Council says it will not take any new bookings for chapel funeral services and has advised people to consider restricting attendance at existing bookings to "close family and friends".
It said any new bookings will be cremation-only services with no attendees, but that where possible webcasting will be provided free of charge.
Burials will "go ahead as planned" it said, but families have again been asked to limit the number of people gathering at the graveside.
Meanwhile, Kirklees Council said Huddersfield and Dewsbury crematoria will close to the public with immediate effect.
It said burials and cremations will go ahead as normal, but has also asked families to limit the number of mourners.
Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Director for Public Health for Kirklees, said: “These are unprecedented times, and we are having to look at how we can continue to provide essential services, in a way which minimises the risk to the general public and also our staff."
Coronavirus: How close are we to getting a vaccine?
Health and science correspondent, BBC News
Research into coronavirus is happening at breakneck speed.