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.
England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee, from Horsforth, Leeds, beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon. BBC Sport
Team news as Hull FC host Castleford Tigers in Thursday's First Utility Super League fixture at the KC Stadium (20:00).
Paul Hudson is the weather presenter and climate correspondent for BBC Look North in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
That's all from the Local Live team.
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Danni Hewson reports on the war of words that's broken out over Kellingley Colliery and Danny Carpenter has been to see a 1,000-year-old boat that's gone on display in Wakefield.
Heated objections from more than 100 residents have failed to stop plans for a new contemporary-style Shipley College building in the heart of Saltaire.
Amended designs for the two-storey teaching block, in the buffer zone of the World Heritage Site, were rubber-stamped at a meeting of the Keighley and Shipley Area Planning Panel at Shipley Town Hall yesterday morning.
A Huddersfield couple have been found guilty of defrauding an elderly man over a three-year period.
The headlines at 17:00 include:
With the sun beating down here in Leeds centre and temperatures due to hit 26C (79F), we want to know where you like to hide in West Yorkshire when it all gets a bit too much.
@sabbiyah tweets: "Escape it?! Love it. Next week it will be raining. You'd be mad to want to escape"
And @jamesbywood tweets: "Working @the_re_centre where the clever build means no aircon required to keep us cool in the heat. All to do with convection."
Two men have been jailed for a football brawl after the Huddersfield Town v Barnsley game on 1 March.
An expected 500-strong parade will march into Millennium Square, Leeds, this Saturday morning.
The parade will include the descendants of West Riding's regiments, veterans from past and recent wars and members of the Royal British Legion.
There's only weeks to go until the start of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2014.
The event, held in St George's Square, Huddersfield, will kick off on Thursday 7 August, running until Sunday.
Cuisines from around the world and local produce will be on offer.
BBC Radio Leeds reporter Charles Heslett took this picture of the changing face of Eastgate in the centre of Leeds.
Taken from beside Millgarth police station the picture shows the demolition site that once housed Hoagy's bar and a parade of shops.
The remains of a 1,000-year-old Viking boat (pictured) have gone on display for the first time in the city where it was found.
It was discovered at Stanley Ferry, near Wakefield, in 1838 when an aqueduct was built across the River Calder.
John Whitaker, of Wakefield Museum, said it was found face-down, six feet under the river bed, and was a "very special artefact".
Yorkshire Water has been in touch and told us there will not be a hosepipe ban this year because resources are "still looking healthy after two months of glorious weather".
The latest figures from Yorkshire Water show that reservoir levels, including at Scammonden (pictured), are standing at almost 80% full, 11% higher than they were at the same time last summer.
New camera technology is allowing wildlife film-makers to get ever more stunning shots. But can we believe everything we see on natural history programmes? And why do hyenas keep eating the cameras?
We're in for a sunny and, for most, a very warm afternoon with temperatures reaching 26C (79F).
This evening it's going to be dry and clear at first but will turn misty later with some patchy low cloud.
The minimum temperature will be 13C (55F) and there will also be a light northeast wind.
Kirklees Council is looking at cutting numbers of children's centres.
Kellingley Colliery workers and union representatives are meeting Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper (pictured), after plans for an employee buy-out of the pit stalled yesterday.
Ms Cooper told the meeting that ministers and UK Coal should "pull together" to keep the pit open.
BBC Weather says UV levels are high and very high in the UK today.
Rudimental duo Kesi Dryden and Piers Agget (pictured) have received honorary degrees from Leeds Metropolitan University where they previously studied.
"It was a bit of surprise. It's something you don't think of. It was lovely to get the email through though," said Agget.
Agget and Dryden formed Rudimental while studying creative music and sound technology in Leeds.
Join me for BBC Look North at 13:30 where I will be bringing you the latest from Kellingley Colliery amid calls for a last-ditch meeting over its future. And I'll be discovering the history of boat in Wakefield which was built 1,000 years ago.
Teenagers were horrified to find needles in abandoned cars in a car park.
Dozens of needles were strewn in the three vehicles parked next to a well-used children's centre.
Join me on BBC Radio Leeds now. I'm asking how straight is horse racing? It's a question I've pondered after the Queen's horse, Estimate, was found to be doped.
And, it's Thursday, so it must be lasagne - a poll shows that a lack of time and confidence mean we only have a repertoire of seven dishes. Why not email or tweet us detailing what are yours and are you stuck in a food rut?
A Huddersfield murder squad detective's career was in ruins after he was convicted of a drunken and "unprovoked" attack in a pub while shouting: "I'm a copper. I will do what I like."
BBC Travel reports there is traffic congestion on the A65 Leeds Road in both directions at Ilkley between the B6382 Wheatley Lane junction and the Mayfield Avenue junction.
Temperatures in Leeds could reach as high as 27C (79F) this afternoon and when it gets that hot we like to cool down on the big steps outside the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Department of Health building just round the corner from the BBC (pictured).
On one side of those steps it's usually baking hot in weather like this, but on the other side it's shady and just right to hide from the sun.
Concerns have been raised about the future of Bradford International Film Festival (BIFF) in light of a planned review of the National Media Museum's festival programme.
Keith Brownlee, the father of Leeds Olympians, the Brownlee brothers has been sharing tales of the incredible competitive spirit that exists between his all-conquering triathlete sons.
He insists that Alistair and Jonny, who won gold and bronze respectively at the London 2012 Olympics, have always been sporty and talks about the experience of raising a champion.
The brothers are now in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, hoping to bring more sporting glory back to West Yorkshire.
Midfielder Federico Viviani's proposed transfer to Leeds United hung in the balance last night as he and the club attempted to thrash out the terms of his loan move from Roma.
BBC Travel News reports that one lane is closed on M62 in West Yorkshire westbound between J32, A639 (Pontefract) and J31, A655 (Castleford), because of a broken down vehicle.
A coroner in Bradford has asked police to look again at whether a mother whose baby girl was found suffocated in her cot three years ago should face charges of criminal neglect.
It's emerged that two West Yorkshire NHS Trusts are among a number referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.
The Audit Commission made the move after reviewing the health of 98 trusts running a combination of hospital, ambulance and community services.
The referrals have been made because the trusts, including Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, failed to break even and do not have robust enough plans to balance the books in the coming years.
Kirklees Council considers 'nuclear option' to close all but two libraries to save money.
He's asking: Is everyone else an inconsiderate driver? We've heard that the M1 near Leeds is the worst place in the country for tailgating.
But some of us say that tailgaters are the worst - some people are saying this morning that they wouldn't have to tailgate if people didn't hog the middle lane - so the question is, is it everyone else's fault? E-mail or tweet us with your views.
Leeds United head coach David Hockaday will give a clear indication of his plans for the first game of the new season by fielding his strongest line-up away at Chesterfield on Saturday.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was knocked unconscious in Halifax town centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Leeds boxer Nicola Adams has her eyes firmly set on a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The 31-year-old said boxing is her passion: "There are times when my alarm goes off in the morning and I don't want to get up and go for a run.
"But while I'm lazing around, my opponents are envisaging how to beat Nicola Adams. That's what gets me out of bed."
Two men are jailed for a brawl in Huddersfield's St George's Square after a Huddersfield Town v Barnsley game in March.
Late yesterday evening we got an update on the situation at Kellingley Colliery near Pontefract.
An employee buyout to save the pit, one of England's last remaining deep coal mines, has been shelved the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has said.
UK Coal announced plans in April to close the mine with the loss of 700 jobs.
BBC Travel News reports there's slow traffic on the A629 Wakefield Road in Huddersfield between Shorehead roundabout and New Wharf traffic lights.
A grey start in places with some mist and low cloud.
As the day progresses most areas will turn sunny and it will become very warm with temperatures climbing to 26C (79F).
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