08:52 UK time, Tuesday, 1 July 2014
The Queen's Speech contained a brief reference to government plans that could see the biggest change to how the national parks are run in the six decades since they were set up.
The Yorkshire tourism chief who helped bring the Tour de France to the county should be knighted, an MP says.
A large fire has ripped through a barn in Halifax, killing 25 farm animals.
The open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park is named the museum of the year for its "bold artistic vision".
Team news as Wakefield Wildcats host Widnes Vikings in Thursday's Super League fixture at Belle Vue (20:00 BST).
Paul Hudson is the weather presenter and climate correspondent for BBC Look North in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
That's all from from BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire for today.
We'll be back again with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 tomorrow.
West Yorkshire Fire Service tweets: Remember to #takeextracare cooking dinner 2night. Firefighter strike happening until 1900 hrs. Never leave cooking appliances unattended!
Hundreds of public sector workers are out on strike today in Bradford.
BBC Travel News reports that problems are continuing on Harrogate Road in Old Bramhope.
The road is now closed with traffic queuing in both directions at the Old Lane junction because of an incident involving a car and motorcycle.
Leeds City Council has told us there has been "significant disruption" to the city's waste collection service as a result of public sector workers' strike action today.
The council says: "If your bin has not been collected today please return it to your property. We hope to arrange a recovery collection on Sunday 13 July for some services."
Kirklees Council has been urged to rethink housing policies with more than 6,500 people on the council house waiting list.
Tonight, much of West Yorkshire will stay stay dry with a minimum temperature of 11C (52F).
Tomorrow will be also dry and bright with sunny spells in western areas. The top temperature will be about 20C (68F).
More on the rescue of a 14-year-old-boy from a slurry pond in Castleford from West Yorkshire Police.
The boy was taken to hospital by air ambulance suffering from hypothermia, but Insp Martin Moizer said the incident "could easily have been fatal".
"I would advise people to stick to designated places for outdoor pursuits and be aware of the dangers of water and disused industrial sites," he said.
The founder of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which was last night named museum of the year, says he's "excited" by the award.
Picking up the £100,000 prize, Peter Murray told the BBC's Tim Masters: "This money will help us to continue to support young artists".
Andrea Russell, from Baildon, sent us this unusual picture she took on Tuesday night.
She says it can only be a rainbow, even though it was late in the day to be seeing one.
A 14-year-old boy had to be rescued after being stuck in mud in a slurry pond on Whistler Drive in Castleford on Tuesday, West Yorkshire Police have said.
The boy had built a den on the site with two friends when he went into an old slurry pond and became stuck - his attempts to wriggle free only trapping him further.
It took the police and fire crews over an hour to free him, police said.
BBC Travel News reports Harrogate Road in Old Bramhope is partially blocked and there is queuing traffic at the Old Lane junction, due to an incident involving a car and a motorcycle.
Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.
BBC Radio Leeds' sports reporter and Leeds United commentator Adam Pope has followed the team to United's training base in Italy and has just tweeted this picture.
A small group of super fans had the same idea of heading to Italy, too, and are all ready for Leeds' pre-season friendly against FC Gherdeina this afternoon.
Arriva Yorkshire tweets: SERVICE UPDATE - All services into and out of Leeds City Centre are subject to delays due to teachers union strike.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has been named the UK's best museum in the Art Fund awards.
As Northampton Council faces selling a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue in the hope of making between £4m-£6m, there are calls for more local authorities to cash in on art and artefacts.
Both Bradford and Kirklees councils in West Yorkshire have both recently faced criticism for considering doing just that. What do you think? Get in touch via email@example.com.
The public has been invited to see behind the scenes at Bradford's majestic City Hall.
BBC Look North presenter Paul Hudson has just tweeted this picture from Leeds. You might just see a cloudy sky, but he sees something very different.
He says: "Leeds looking east. Frontal cloud, reluctant to move west, allowing another glorious day at Great Yorkshire show and Trent Bridge."
Kieran Agard has invited Leeds United to bid for his signature by turning down the offer of a long-term contract at Rotherham United.
BBC Radio Leeds reporter Charles Heslett took this picture of Slaithwaite Civic Hall.
It is obviously one building affected by today's strike by public sector workers.
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the chest in Bradford.
Two farmers have been injured and a number of animals have been killed following a fire in Halifax this morning.
On BBC Radio Leeds from 15:00 I am enjoying the final day of this year's Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.
It is the largest annual agricultural show held in England.
Andrew Lansley, leader of the House of Commons, has described a suggestion that Gary Verity should be knighted as "extremely interesting".
Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley, said Mr Verity should be honoured for his work in bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire.
Mr Lansley said he had made a good point and he was sure the Prime Minister was listening.
Bradford Cathedral is to receive £190,000 towards vital repair work from the First World War Centenary Cathedral fund.
First West Yorkshire tweets: All Leeds city centre services affected by march by public sector workers. Delays to most services of up to 40 minutes.
It'll continue to be dry and bright this afternoon with good spells of sunshine.
Top temperature about 21C (70F).
Tonight, it'll be mild with temperatures around 13C and a light breeze (55F).
Another update from the barn fire at Mount Tabor in Halifax.
West Yorkshire Fire Service says two men suffering from breathing in smoke were treated at the scene - one of them sustained minor burns to his hand.
A number of farm animals in the barn at the time also died in the fire.
The owner of Huddersfield's Kingsgate shopping centre is set to spend £500,000 on improvements to the car park.
Metro Travel News tweets: LEEDS Large, slow-moving rally & march affecting Headrow, Park Row and City Square / Boar Lane services. Rolling road closures in place.
The Yorkshire tourism chief who helped bring the Tour de France to the county should be knighted, a West Yorkshire MP has said in Parliament.
Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, has called for Gary Verity (pictured), chief executive of Welcome To Yorkshire, to be honoured with a knighthood for his work.
Millions of spectators lined roads for the Grand Depart of this year's Tour last weekend.
We've just received an update from West Yorkshire Fire Service about the "significant" barn fire in Halifax.
Five stand-in fire crews were called to the blaze at a barn containing hay at Moor End Road, Mount Tabor, at about 10:15, according to the fire service.
The whole of the barn - which also contained a number of compressed gas cylinders - was on fire but it has now been brought under control, the service says.
A freedom of information request reveals the top 10 crime hotspots in North Kirklees.
First West Yorkshire tweets: Teachers rally and march in Leeds will affect bus services from 12:00. Roads involved include Headrow, Park Row and City Square with rolling road closures.
Fire crews are attending a fire on a farm near Moor End Road in Halifax.
Interviewing Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave at St Theresa's Catholic Primary School.
BBC Travel News reports: Two lanes of the M62 in West Yorkshire have been closed eastbound between the A642 (M62 junction 30) and A655 (M62 junction 31) following an accident.
Between 12:00 and 14:00 on BBC Radio Leeds I'll be asking how important appearance is in the workplace?
It follows the story of the woman in Northamptonshire who was sacked for having a visible tattoo on her foot. Also in today's show - what's the most dangerous thing you've done in pursuit of leisure?
The union rally is getting under way in Leeds right now.
Yorkshire resume their county championship match against Durham at Headingley today.
If you don't want to miss any of the action you can listen to the live commentary here.
Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has just told me that Joel Moon will play against Hull KR with the help of a pain-killing injection!
Remember all those yellow bikes decorating the route of the Tour de France through Yorkshire?
If you are wondering what was going to happen to them then organisers have some information. Cycling charity Ride25 are happy to collect them and dispatch them to a new home in Africa.
BBC Travel news reports: The A646 Burnley Road in Todmorden is closed in both directions between Cross Lee Road and the Ashenhurst Road junction after a collision involving two vehicles.
With public sector workers on strike you have been tweeting your views.
David Smith tweeted: Do those striking really believe that it wasn't necessary to cut public spending? Or just that they shouldn't be affected?
However, Kenny bear tweeted: Teachers do a very important job and at the moment their pay & working conditions do not reflect this
A dog found dumped and injured in Huddersfield on the day of the Tour de France is looking forward to a bright new future after he found a new home.
Bradford Cathedral staff are celebrating after being awarded £190,000 by the World War One Centenary Repairs Fund.
The money will be used to repair the roof and timberwork, the cathedral said. The cash comes from a £20m fund announced by the Chancellor in the 2014 budget.
Northern Rail have tweeted that services in both directions between Leeds and Doncaster from 10:26 will run with one less carriage than usual.
Two members of the band Rudimental, who have topped the Official Single and Album charts and won a Brit Award, are to be given honorary degrees from Leeds Metropolitan university.
Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden graduated from Leeds in 2008.
Schools across Calderdale will be affected today as unions carry out industrial action.
The NUT is taking strike action alongside five other unions, Unison, FBU, PCS, GMB and Unite.
tweets: Teachers on the picket line at Carr Manor Primary #Meanwood are cheering as many passing drivers honk their horns.
From 09:00 on BBC Radio Leeds I'll be asking if support the people out on strike today?
With teachers, firefighters and local government employees taking action in a dispute with the government about pay, pensions and spending cuts I want to know how the action is affecting you?
Do you support them? Or are you annoyed about disruption you might have faced today because of the strike?
BBC Travel News reports: There are stones on the road on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Flushdyke).
In the road works area drivers are warned to approach with care.
Strikes are taking place across the UK in a series of disputes with the government over pay, pensions and cuts and many of you have been tweeting your opinions.
With many schools closed and and council services affected how are you coping and what are your opinions about the strike?
Great news for Yorkshire this morning as one of the county's museums picks up a £100,000 prize.
The open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park, at Bretton Hall, Wakefield, has been named the museum of the year.
Beating off competition from Tate Britain and others, the judges described it as "a truly outstanding museum with a bold artistic vision".
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a woman who went missing from her home in Leeds more than a decade ago.
It should be a dry and bright morning with some sunshine around.
There may be some rain later spreading from the east.
Highs today of around 21C (70F) with a moderate northerly breeze.
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