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Pedestrian 'seriously injured' in Leeds bike hit-and-run

A pedestrian in Leeds was left seriously injured last night after being hit by a motorcyclist who then failed to check her condition.

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The incident took place in The Green, Seacroft (pictured), at about 18:00 when a motorbike collided with the pedestrian and then failed to stop at the scene, police say.

A 29-year-old woman suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.

A 28-year-old man was arrested this morning in connection with the incident, police say.

Initial Bonmarche closures to finish by end of week

The first phase of Wakefield-based Bonmarche's store closure programme will be finished by the end of the week, according to administrators trying to save the women's fashion chain.

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Administrators FRP, who were appointed earlier this year, are trying to agree a takeover deal with rival clothing chain Peacocks.

A total of 30 of Bonmarche's 318 stores were earmarked for closure.

Thirteen have shut over the past few days, including the Bransholme store in Hull - the only branch in Yorkshire to have closed so far.

The second phase of store closures, which could see up to 16 more shops close, is expected to happen early next year.

Prior to the cutbacks, Bonmarche employed 2,887 people.

Watch: Festive firefighters rewrite Christmas classic

Firefighters in West Yorkshire have recorded their own version of The Pogues' famous Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.

It's called A Tale of Safe and Well and features the talents of Firefighters Jon Arey, Abi Austin and The Fixby Songbirds.

They've used the song to remind people to stay safe at Christmas.

The song, recorded in the University of Huddersfield's recording studio, has so far been viewed on social media more than 88,000 times:

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

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M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Wakefield Road Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M1 northbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Thursday's Yorkshire weather forecast

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A dry start to the day, with rain moving in later and some sleet or snow on the hills.

The heaviest and most persistent rain will clear away this evening.

Overnight, skies will likely remain rather cloudy with further showers expected at times:

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