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.
A large fire breaks out at Ferrybridge C power station in West Yorkshire, causing the partial collapse of a tower.
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The clean-up operation has started as fire crews continue to put the last of the flames out following a blaze at the Ferrybridge C power station near Castleford. If you took a photo of the fire you can send it to us via email, Twitter or Facebook.
Live coverage for Leeds and West Yorkshire will resume at 08:00 on Friday.
One woman who lives near Ferrybridge power station told BBC Look North that she was worried as soon as she saw the smoke over the site as the fire started.
"There was a lot of thick, black smoke first, then it was flames and then the sirens - they were really loud."
Join me and Amy Garcia for BBC Look North from 18:30 where we'll be getting all the latest from our reporters out at the fire at the Ferrybridge C power station near Knottingley. West Yorkshire Fire service remain at the scene, but thankfully it seems no-one was injured during the incident.
The black smoke has gone but fire crews still here at Ferrybridge power station. We'll have more on Look North in the Yorkshire region on BBC One at 18:30 or catch up here.
West Yorkshire Police is reminding drivers on the M62 and A1 to use caution. Insp Helen Brear said: "Stranglands Lane, Knottingley, is closed but at the moment neither the M62 or A1 are.
"Motorists are, however, advised to exercise caution on these roads and we will be continually monitoring the situation to see if any other roads need to be shut." Keep up to date with BBC Travel.
Residents looked on as smoke rose from the fire at the Ferrybridge C power station near Castleford. The coal-fired power station on the River Aire was under a summer shutdown when the blaze broke out this afternoon at about 14:00.
Photographer Jake O has posted a Vine video of fire crews working hard to bring the blaze at Ferrybridge power station under control.
People came from across the area to watch fire crews tackle the blaze at Ferrybridge power station.
West Yorkshire Fire Service says there's been "a partial collapse of the tower which is on fire".
"Crews are still fighting the fire. Only employees have been evacuated at this stage," a spokesman added.
A man who lives near the Ferrybridge power station blaze told the BBC: "Well at first we heard the fire siren go off and then we saw a thick black plume of smoke.
"We went outside and then about 10 minutes later it just all went up in a rage. Just a rage of flame."
Public Health England tweets: Motorists near the Ferrybridge fire travelling through smoke, keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep air vents closed #fire
A jet of water can clearly be seen being directed towards what seemed to be the centre of the blaze. It appears the fire may now be under control. However, there are still sounds of falling metal and flames are visible inside.
Leeds Travel Info tweets: Some smoke blowing across the road on M62 in both directions between J32, A639 (Pontefract) and J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services).
Patrick Sice tweeted us this picture:
Watch video of the fire which has ripped through the third floor of a building at Ferrybridge power station near Castleford.
Things are beginning to die down at Ferrybridge power station now, but there's still a large fire service and police presence.
West Yorkshire Police has just warned motorists to "exercise caution" on the M1 and A1(M) near Ferrybridge power station due to the fire.
The Ferrybridge fire is close to houses. Residents are gathering to watch. But there's sounds of a structure collapsing, however there's now less smoke.
At Ferrybridge, it says there are appliances from Pontefract, Castleford, Featherstone, Normanton, Rothwell, Garforth, Wakefield, two from Hunslet, South Elmsall, Morley, Gipton, Dewsbury, Leeds and one from South Yorkshire. There are also aerial ladder platforms from Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield.
We've just been sent another picture . The blaze started just before 14:00.
West Yorkshire Police has confirmed the nearby M62 and A1M will remain open despite smoke from the fire at Ferrybridge power station.
A further update from Ferrybridge power station owner SSE. It says it's "too early" to give any more information about the fire at the moment but will issue another statement later.
"Our immediate priorities are to deal with the incident and to ensure the safety of staff, contractors and the general public," a spokesman said.
SSE, the owner of the Ferrybridge power station, has just put out a statement about the fire at the site.
It describes the blaze as a "serious incident" and says fire crews are working with expert engineers at the scene.
"All personnel have been been accounted for and no injuries have been reported at this stage," it adds.
National Grid says the Ferrybridge power station is currently on summer shutdown and has not been generating electricity.
Therefore there will be no loss of power as a result of the fire. There is a major substation on the site, but NG says it understands it is undamaged.
I'm at the scene and the fire at Ferrybridge appears to be getting more fierce. Police are moving residents back and there's sounds of small explosions.
We've been sent another picture of the fire at Ferrybridge power station which really shows the intensity of the blaze.
Ferrybridge power station is operated by SSE and has had three power stations since 1924. The current one has operated since 1966.
According to the SSE website "Ferrybridge C has two 198m (650ft) high chimneys and eight 115m (380ft) high cooling towers, which are the largest of their kind in Europe".
BBC Look North presenter Phil Bodmer has just tweeted there's congestion around the Knottingley/Ferrybridge area as emergency services tackle the large fire at the power station.
Jets of water are being applied to the fire at Ferrybridge power station. Plumes of black smoke are still billowing out.
An update from West Yorkshire Fire Service about the blaze at Ferrybridge power station.
They say the incident has now been "escalated" to 15 fire engines at the site.
"Crews are still tackling the blaze. We have just received an informative message that all persons are accounted for. No injuries report at this stage."
Paul, who works at a construction site next door to Ferrybridge power station, has just told BBC Radio Leeds that the fire started in buildings behind the two large concrete chimneys on the site.
"You could see smoke and then it just escalated," he said.
"The flames came through and then it was a case of all the alarms going and we were evacuated."
Drue has just tweeted us this picture of thick smoke coming from the fire at Ferrybridge C power station.
Photographer Jake O has tweeted a six-second Vine video of the flames at Ferrybridge power station.
BBC TV producer Matt Richards has just tweeted this picture from the fire at Ferrybridge power station.
He says: "Thick black smoke but flames appear to have been put out at Ferrybridge. Worker says it's an oil recirculation unit."
A further update about the fire at Ferrybridge power station near Castleford.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service has told us it was alerted to the blaze at 14:29.
A hazardous area response team is currently attending, but there are no reports of any injuries.
BBC Travel News says there is slow traffic on the M62 in both directions between Junction 32 at Pontefract and Junction 33 at Ferrybridge Services because of smoke blowing across the road.
Problems are also being caused by a broken down vehicle which has blocked one lane and caused slow traffic on the M62 westbound between Junction 32, A639 (Pontefract) and Junction 31, A655 (Castleford).
In the past hour a fire has broken out at Ferrybridge Power station near Castleford.
Emergency services were called just before 14:00 and 10 fire crews are currently dealing with the blaze which can be seen for miles around. Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin.
West Yorkshire Fire Service confirms the third floor of a four-storey building is on fire at Ferrybridge power station.
West Yorkshire Fire Service has just updated us regarding the fire at Ferrybridge C power station.
They say they were called to the site at 13:57 and 10 fire engines are in attendance from Pontefract, Normanton, Featherstone, Castleford and Wakefield.
"A number of members of the public have called our control room due to the plumes of smoke which can be seen in the surrounding area," a spokesman said.
I've been told 60 firefighters are at the Ferrybridge coal-fired power station.
Andrew Downey has just sent us this picture of the big fire at Ferrybridge power station, near Castleford.
Here's another photo from Alice Richardson of the fire at Ferrybridge power station, which is just a short distance from the M62.
As you can see smoke from the fire, which has been burning for about an hour, can be seen for miles around.
Alice Richardson has just sent us this picture of the fire at Ferrybridge power station near Castleford.
Ten fire crews are attending a blaze at Ferrybridge power station near Castleford, West Yorkshire Fire Service says.
They were called out to the site at about 13:57.
We're trying to find out more information about the incident and will update you shortly.
BBC Travel News reports there's very slow traffic on A62 Castlegate / Queensgate in Huddersfield around the A616 Chapel Hill junction.
A man who was told his partner had died when she was still alive is to take legal action against Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
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BBC Travel News reports traffic is moving fairly freely around Leeds and West Yorkshire on this Thursday afternoon.
Towns and villages to the north of Bradford have some of the highest rates of patients suffering from dementia in the country, new figures have revealed.
BBC News Online has been looking at the resurgence behind England's agricultural shows, including the Great Yorkshire Show.
They spoke to Leeds teenager Nicole Sandham who has high hopes of following in her grandparents' footsteps and becoming a farmer.
Labour councillors in Calderdale have been left stunned after being dumped from power. Their refusal to scrap parking charges led to a motion of no confidence, which they lost by two votes.
More than 40 officers and staff have been suspended by West Yorkshire Police during the last two-and-a-half years, the Dewsbury Reporter has revealed.
Ambitious plans have been revealed for a £7m new primary school in Silsden to cope with a surge in demand.
Another update on the situation at Calderdale Council following last night's shock vote which saw Labour ousted and the Conservatives waved in.
Tory leader Stephen Baines tells BBC Radio Leeds the move was "in the best interests of people in Calderdale".
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A former executive of a Bradford community organisation which received tens of millions of pounds of government funding has appeared in court .
Labour's been ousted from power in Calderdale - and all because it refused to scrap parking charges.
The Conservatives have taken the leadership after a motion of no confidence in Labour was passed by just two votes. Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin.
A man from Deighton who had life-saving surgery two days after spotting a poster in his GP's surgery claims it saved his life.
More reaction to the news that the Conservative party has taken control of Calderdale Council.
BBC Radio Leeds has spoken to the authority's former leader, Labour councillor Tim Swift, who said it would be "interesting" to see what the new ruling group's priorities will be.
He said: "The fact is the new administration aren't the largest group, they don't have a majority and they only won the vote last night because a couple of our members were unable to attend."
Labour is no longer leading Calderdale Council after being ousted on a dramatic night at Halifax town hall.
The authority's now being led by the Conservatives, supported by Liberal Democrats and independents, after a motion of no confidence in Labour was carried by just two votes. Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin.
Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds where I'll be talking about whether sobriety tags are a good idea.
From today, four courts in London will have the power to ban offenders from consuming alcohol and monitor their compliance. But will this help reduce alcohol-related crimes? Email or tweet us with your views.
BBC Travel News reports there's heavy traffic on the M1 northbound between J47, A642 (Parlington) and J48 A1(M) Hook Moor.
An 11-year-old boy has been left scarred for life after a dog tore a chunk from his arm in a savage attack in Batley.
Labour's lost the leadership of Calderdale Council after a dramatic night at Halifax town hall.
The party was ousted from power by the Conservatives after a motion of no confidence was carried by just two votes. Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin.
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West Yorkshire's Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree won a last-gasp gold in the women's synchronised 3m springboard yesterday.
The pair never led but won in dramatic fashion with the final dive of the competition and finished with a final score of 300.24.
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The shock result saw the council come under Conservative control with Tory councillor Steven Baines taking over from Labour's Tim Swift as the new leader.
Today there will be variable cloud with some sunny spells. There's also the risk of a few showers which could be heavy and thundery, but many places will avoid them altogether.
The maximum temperature will be 21C (70F). Check the forecast near you.
BBC Travel News reports there's queueing traffic on the A1(M) northbound between J44, A64 (Bramham) and J45, A659 (Boston Spa) because of a broken down vehicle.
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