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Police asked to 'have a word' after clubber refused entry

A disgruntled reveller called 999 to ask police to "have a word" with a bouncer at a West Yorkshire club after being refused entry.

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West Yorkshire Police's call-handling team shared details of the request on Twitter.

It said: "If a bouncer says you can't go in their club, then you can't go in.

"Don't ring 999 and ask us to 'have a word', it's not going to happen is it?"

The team said it had also taken calls about lost keys and burnt toast.

The West Yorkshire Force said: "People ringing 999 for inappropriate reasons are potentially putting lives at risk by taking call-handlers’ time away from genuine emergency calls."

LUFC at 100: 'Familiar faces' mark Leeds United centenary

Leeds United legends, including Eddie Gray and Joe Jordan, have been celebrating the club's first 100 years at a special civic reception in the city on the very day it celebrates its centenary:

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Leeds United at 100: Revie team awarded freedom of Leeds

To mark the club's 100th birthday, the Leeds United team of 1967-74 has been awarded the freedom of the city.

DON REVIE
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Under the management of legendary boss Don Revie (pictured), Leeds United won two First Division titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup between 1967 and 1974.

It is the most successful period in the club's history.

Leeds United manager Don Revie (centre, kneeling) talks to team before extra time during FA Cup against Chelsea at Wembley in 1970
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The Leeds United team of that era included Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer and England World Cup winner Jack Charlton.

They are first ever group to receive the freedom of Leeds from Leeds City Council.

Watch: Kaiser Chiefs send Leeds United birthday greetings

Birthday wishes have been coming in from far and wide today as Leeds United celebrates its centenary.

Ricky Wilson, lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs, is among the club's most famous supporters - the band's name has a strong Leeds United link to it as well.

What better way to show homage to legendary Leeds United captain Lucas Radebe than to name your band after his previous club?

Ricky even gives the former South Africa defender a name-check in the birthday wishes:

Severe disruption: M66 Greater Manchester northbound

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M66 Greater Manchester northbound severe disruption, at J2 for A58 Rochdale Road.

M66 Greater Manchester - M66 exit slip road closed and queues northbound at J2, A58 (Bury), because of due to the closure of A58.

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Family lives on camera

The secrets of a lost archive of photos from Bradford reveals hidden family lives.
We discover the secrets of a lost archive of portrait photos showing the changing face of Bradford in the 20th Century. 

Two British-Ukrainian sisters reveal the moving story of how family photographs taken at the Belle Vue studios in Yorkshire were sent back to their grandparents in Ukraine. 

The photographs were a record of the sisters growing up at a time when few people had cameras and mobile phone selfies did not exist.

'Very important day' - LUFC chairman on club's centenary

"We go into the next 100 years with hope and motivation to be a big club again" - That's the mesage from Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani as the club celebrates its 100th birthday today.

Leeds United flag
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Speaking to the club's website, Radrizzani says Leeds' centenary - which is being marked with major events across the city - is "an important moment".

"It is a very important day, 100 years is not for everybody. We are old enough to remember our past, but also still very young and determined to have a bright future," he said.

"I think it is a great moment and opportunity to feel the history and use it as motivation for approaching the future."

LUFC at 100: LGBT supporters group marks centenary

On the day Leeds United marks its 100th birthday, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) supporters group has been joining the celebrations.

Marching Out Together has also pointed out that 2019 has been an extra special year for Leeds United for another reason.

The club agreed a landmark charter for LGBT best practice at Elland Road stadium:

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'Bright future for great club' - Dominic Matteo

Ex-Leeds skipper Dominic Matteo has recorded a special message to celebrate Leeds United's big day.

Matteo, who played for the club from 2000 to 2004, said he believes the club is in "very good hands going forward" and that "bright things" are just around the corner.

What do you think of his choice of goals - and biscuits?

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Ex-Barnsley FC assistant manager Tommy Wright 'took bung'

The former assistant head coach of Barnsley Football Club took a bribe of £5,000 to leak commercial information about club players, a court has heard.

Tommy Wright
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Tommy Wright was allegedly handed the envelope of cash during an undercover investigation by a national newspaper.

Mr Wright, along with football agent Dax Price, 47, from Sittingbourne, and Giuseppe Pagliara, 62, from Manchester, deny two counts of bribery

Today is the first day of the three men's trial at Southwark Crown Court.

The men jointly deny two counts of paying and facilitating a bribe in contravention to the Bribery Act 2000

Leeds United at 100: 'Something special about Elland Road'

On the day Leeds United celebrates its centenary, a former player who was born and raised in the city has been reflecting on his association with the club, describing Elland Road as a "truly special stadium."

ELLAND ROAD
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Noel Whelan came through the ranks at Leeds United and broke through as a striker for the first team while still a teenager in early 1993.

"There's something special about Elland Road. There aren't many stadiums that have that kind of feeling that you know they've hosted so many great games, so many unbelievable players," he said.

"It has so much history behind it because it's original, not one of these new grounds. It gives me that tingle standing by the side of the pitch reminiscing even now.

"When you're a player you rarely keep anything, but my grandma and my mum kept every programme and newspaper cutting they could to make them into scrapbooks.

"It's only recently I've started to look back on when I was playing at Elland Road, when I was scoring goals - and it's quite emotional at times."

Boy, 12, sexually assaulted on Barnsley wasteland

A 12-year-old boy has been sexually assaulted in Barnsley this morning, police say.

Police tape
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The attack is reported to have happened on wasteland near Barnsley Road in Goldthorpe just before 09:00

Police say the boy is being cared for by specialist officers.

Officers are visiting local schools and say they'll be in the area throughout the day as inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about the attack is being asked to contact the South Yorkshire force.

Leeds United at 100: Former players send birthday wishes

Plenty of former Leeds United players have been sending their birthday wishes to the club on the day it marks its centenary.

It's not quite clear whether Matthew Kilgallon, a defender for Leeds between 2002 and 2007, has baked this cake himself or knocked it up on photoshop:

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LUFC at 100: Celebrations at Leeds United birthplace

A special event's taken place at Salem Chapel in Leeds to celebrate the club's 100th anniversary today.

Former players were among those taking part in this morning's event at the chapel which is the club's birthplace.

Leeds United chairman and owner Andrea Radrizzani was joined by club legend Norman Hunter and others:

Salem Chapel event
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Former Leeds United Supporters Club chairman Ray Fell, current co-chairmen Phil Beeton and Chris Hall with Julie Trimble were also at the chapel to celebrate the big day:

Salem Chapel event
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Salem Chapel event
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LUFC at 100: 'A dream come true to play for Leeds United'

On the day Leeds United celebrates its 100th birthday, a former striker who was born and raised in the city has been reflecting on his association with the club, describing playing for Leeds as "a dream come true".

NOEL WHELAN
BBC

Noel Whelan came through the Leeds United youth system and ultimately made his debut as an 18-year-old in May 1993.

"Me and Leeds United go way back to when I was a young boy, I'd go with my brother to watch the games at Elland Road," he said.

"When I played my first game I was still cleaning Gary Speed's and David Batty's boots and all of a sudden I was playing next to my heroes.

"I remember seeing my name on the team sheet that said I might be playing. My heart just started beating and beating and beating.

"If I could have played just one game and put on that Leeds United shirt I'd have lived my dream and died happy," he concluded.

Leeds United at 100: Club legends in town to celebrate

Plenty of former Leeds United players have arrived in the city to celebrate the club's 100th birthday, which is being marked today.

Former Leeds captain Lucas Radebe (left) and ex-Leeds striker Tony Yeboah (right), scorer of one of the most spectacular goals in Premier League history, seemed pretty excited last night:

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Leeds United at 100: Plaque unveiled at club's birthplace

A special plaque's been unveiled at Salem Chapel in Leeds to mark Leeds United's centenary.

It's exactly 100 years since the club was born at this very location:

Plaque
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Plaque unveiling
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Leeds' Grand Quarter added to 'at risk' list

Part of Leeds city centre has been added to a list of heritage sites in danger of being lost.

Leeds' Grand Quarter
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Historic England has included the city's Grand Quarter in a list of 247 new sites added to its At Risk Register.

The area around the Grand Theatre on New Briggate was the first to be developed beyond Leeds' medieval boundaries in the 1600s and was transformed by cloth merchant John Harrison.

Buildings from each following century remain today, but heavy traffic, empty shops and loss of architectural details have left it looking "down at heel", Historic England said.

The Grand Quarter has recently been chosen as a High Street Heritage Action Zone with Historic England funding due to help revive and improve the area's "special character".

Leeds United at 100: Celebrations held to mark big day

Welcome to live coverage of a day of celebrations to mark Leeds United's centenary.

Leeds United scarf
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Lots of events are being held across the city - in fact, some are already under way.

This morning, supporters who share a birthday with the club gathered at its birthplace, Salem Chapel, to mark the very special occasion.

Later, there'll be a civic reception at Leeds Civic Hall with key speeches from club luminaries such as Andrea Radrizzani. Eddie Gray, Terry Cooper, Trevor Cherry and Joe Jordan.

Meanwhile, tonight, there's an exclusive black tie dinner featuring legendary players of the past.

And, of course, for the fans, there'll be a party in Millennium Square between 15:00 and 18:00.

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Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, at J12 for M60 M602.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked on M62 eastbound at J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a car that's broken down. In the roadworks area.

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Two supersize solar energy farms planned for Wakefield

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Two supersize solar energy farms could be built in Wakefield as part of efforts to slash the district's carbon footprint.

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Ossett and South Kirkby have been earmarked as the locations for the energy farms, which could also create jobs and cash, according to Wakefield Council.

If approved, the council says the energy farms could wipe out all carbon emissions from its buildings within 18 months.

Without them, councillors have been warned the local authority could fail to meet its ambition of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

From conversations I’ve had with officers and colleagues, I think the 2030 target is extremely challenging. If you strip the farms out, we would struggle to meet that commitment.”

Kevin FisherOfficer, Wakefield Council

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J36 for A61 Barnsley South.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J36, A61 (Barnsley South), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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'Wow, what a club': Leeds Utd celebrates centenary

Leeds United is celebrating its 100th birthday today by throwing a party in the city.

Leeds United
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Founded on 17 October 1919, Leeds United have won seven league titles, the FA Cup and League Cup, and triumphed twice in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup over the past 100 years.

Dan Moylan from the Squareball Podcast says: "Leeds really is a special club given everything it's been through: from the highs of the Revie days to the collapse in the 2000s and going from being League Champions down to League One.

"Very few clubs have experienced that so it's nice to take a step back and say 'wow, what a club'."

A party is being held for fans this afternoon in Millennium Square at 15:00.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

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M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J42 for M62 J29.

M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J42, M62 J29 (Lofthouse), because of emergency repairs.

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, from J26 for M606 J1 to J25 for A644 Wakefield Road.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M62 westbound from J26, M606 J1 (Chain Bar) to J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a break down.

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Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

After a chilly start we're in for a mix of sunshine and showers, with temperatures getting up to 15C in places.

Overnight those showers will continue to move through, some of which could be quite heavy:

Severe accident: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe accident, at J12 for M602 M60.

M62 Greater Manchester - Temporary closure and stationary on M62 eastbound at J12, M602 (Eccles Interchange), because of an accident.

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Prison's 'difficult year' despite 10 Prisons Project funds

A West Yorkshire jail given extra funding through the government's high-profile 10 Prisons Project has had a "very difficult year" with high levels of violence, self harm and drug use, inspectors have said.

HMP Wealstun near Wetherby
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HMP Wealstun near Wetherby was one of 10 jails to share £10m from the scheme, announced in August 2018 and aimed at improving security and conditions.

The Independent Monitoring Board found the jail was so short of staff inmates were in cells all day.

It said improvements had taken months.

Severe accident: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

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A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J45 for A659 Wattlesyke to J46 for B1224 Racecourse Approach.

A1(M) West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queues on A1(M) northbound from J45, A659 (Boston Spa) to J46, B1224 (Wetherby), because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

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A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J44 for A64 York to M1.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - It's slow on A1(M) southbound from J44, A64 (York) to M1, Garforth, because of a break down earlier. All lanes have been re-opened.

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Severe disruption: M602 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M602 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A576 Gilda Brook Road Trafford Park and J3 for A5063 Trafford Road.

M602 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M602 eastbound between J2, A576 (Trafford Park) and J3, A5063 (Regent Road Roundabout), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe accident: M621 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M621 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between M62 J27 and J1 for A6110 Ring Road Beeston Beeston.

M621 West Yorkshire - M621 partially blocked and queues eastbound between M62 J27, Gildersome and J1, A6110 (Beeston), because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

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M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J12 for M60 J12 to J10 for M6 J21A.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and queues on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J10, M6 J21a (Croft Interchange), because of a break down.

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Severe accident: A56 Greater Manchester both ways

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A56 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, from M60 J7 to Chester Road.

A56 Greater Manchester - A56 Chester Road closed and it's heavy in both directions from Stretford to the Chester Road junction, because of a serious accident involving a pedestrian.

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, from J17 for A56 Bury New Road Prestwich to J18 for M66 J4.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 clockwise from J17, A56 (Prestwich) to J18, M66 J4 (Simister Island), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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