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 National Union of Mineworkers says an employee buyout to save Kellingley Colliery, which is on the border of West Yorkshire, has been shelved.
The Bradford International Film Festival is cancelled for 2015 as a "thorough review" of the future of the event is announced.
Olympic history making boxer Nicola Adams wants a Commonwealth Games gold to complete her medal set, writes BBC Sport's Ben Dirs.
Paul Hudson is the weather presenter and climate correspondent for BBC Look North in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
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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