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By Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Travel update: Problems on the M621

    BBC Travel

    Getting a few reports of slow traffic on the M621 heading towards the M1 tonight.

    It could well be to do with a slip road closure southbound on the M1 at J41.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J28 for A650.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of an obstruction on the road.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J41 for A650.

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic southbound at J41, A650 (Carrgate).

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  4. Drugs raid in Keighley - One arrested

    If you've ever wondered how police bang the door in when the house has one of those UPVC doors on it, this is how:

    Door bang down

    This picture was posted by police in Keighley when they raided a house in the town.

    They arrested one person and seized cash and drugs.

  5. M62 shooting: Post mortem results released

    A post mortem into the death of Yassar Yaqub has revealed that he was shot and killed by a single officer.

    M62 shooting scene

    The 28-year-old from Huddersfield was shot when police stopped a car near junction 24 of the M62 on Monday evening.

    Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigators say they are continuing to examine the firearms and cars that were at the scene.

    Quote Message: I would like to reassure the local and wider community that this will be a thorough and detailed independent investigation." from Derrick Campbell IPCC Commissioner
    Derrick CampbellIPCC Commissioner
  6. Widnes Vikings sign Bradford Bulls forward

    Widnes Vikings have signed Bradford Bulls forward Tom Olbison on a one-year contract, following the liquidation of the former Super League Champions.

    Tom Olbison

    The 25-year-old made more than 140 appearances for the Bulls but was made redundant when the Championship club went into liquidation on Tuesday.

    He had previously signed a new one-year deal with Bradford in November.

    Olbison scored six tries in 29 appearances for Bradford in the Championship last season.  

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J28 for A650.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of an obstruction on the road.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  8. West Yorkshire in Pictures: I see skies of blue

    Lots of keen-eyed BBC Weather Watchers have been sending in pictures of today's clear blue sky, crisscrossed with aeroplane contrails.


    Bingley contrails





    I thought that I'd ask Paul Hudson (the weather man off the telly as if you didn't know) why we're seeing so many contrails in the sky today:

    Quote Message: There's nothing particularly special about today as to why we're seeing so many contrails. It's just a clear day, which we haven't had for some time. It's also testament to the fact there are so many planes above our heads these days." from Paul Hudson BBC Look North Weatherman
    Paul HudsonBBC Look North Weatherman
  9. Polish ambassador to thank Leeds man who raised money for truck driver

    The Polish Ambassador is going to personally thank a West Yorkshire truck driver who led a fundraising campaign to help the family of a man who was killed in the attack on the Berlin Christmas Market. 

    Lucasz Urban

    David Duncan's actions helped to raise nearly £190,000 in just a few weeks. 

    Lucasz Urban was shot and stabbed when his lorry was hijacked by a terrorist who drove it into the crowded market - killing 12 people.

    Mr Urban was buried last week in his home village in Poland. His funeral was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda and a German diplomat.

  10. In pictures: Sunrise over Emley Moor

    We've had some great winter sunrises this week, and this morning was no exception.

    Look at this, snapped as the sun rose above Emley Moor today. Thanks to Alexis B who uploaded it to the BBC Weather Watchers

    Emley Moor
  11. Taxi driver could hold key to Huddersfield mugging

    A taxi driver, who helped a man who was mugged in Huddersfield, is being sought by police.


    It happened as the 22-year-old man was out enjoying new year's eve celebrations with friends when a group of four or five men pushed him to the ground and punched him.

    They then stole his phone and left. It happened between 02:00 and 03:00 on John William Street. 

    He suffered cuts and bruises to his head and face and two of his back teeth were broken.

    Quote Message: There was a taxi driver who came to the aid of the victim following the incident and made sure he got back home safely." from Det Const Nicole Rubio-Senior West Yorkshire Police
    Det Const Nicole Rubio-SeniorWest Yorkshire Police
  12. Couple appeal for return of stolen jewellery

    A couple from Wyke have been speaking for the first time since they were subjected to a violent robbery exactly a year ago.

    Peter and Sue Hewson

    Peter and Sue Hewson were threatened and assaulted by a gang of men who burst into their house.

    The robbers escaped with a haul of jewellery worth £220,000 and the couple's Mercedes, which has never been found. 

    Last month, four men were jailed for a total of 65 years for a string of violent robberies including that from the Hewsons and others across Bradford, Leeds and Kirklees last January. 

    Quote Message: We are still trying to rebuild our lives and move on from what was such a traumatic event, and if anyone is able to help us find these pieces of jewellery this process will be made slightly easier." from Peter Hewson
    Peter Hewson
  13. HMS Audacious officially tied with Leeds

    You may remember a few years back, Leeds said farewell to HMS Ark Royal the famous warship that the city was affiliated to.

    Well, no need to feel sad about that any more, we've got a new one say hello to HMS Audacious:

    HMS Audacious

    The submarine is in the final stages of construction at the BAE Systems Maritime factory in Barrow-in-Furness. 

    Leeds’ links with Royal Navy warships goes back to Ark Royal III which was ‘adopted’ by the city shortly before she was sunk in 1941. 

    In response the people of Leeds raised nearly £9m to build a replacement; the Ark Royal IV which served for 25 years.

  14. Man injured after fight in city centre McDonald's

    A man was taken to hospital following a fight in the Briggate branch of McDonald's in Leeds yesterday afternoon. 


    It happened at about 16:00 when the 26-year-old man suffered a non life-threatening injury.  

    Two other men were arrested at the scene and third was taken into custody later.

  15. Saltaire Festival in doubt if more volunteers aren't found

    Organisers of the Saltaire Festival in Bradford say this year's event can only go ahead if they get enough volunteers. 

    Saltaire Festival

    It's been running for the last 12 years and last year attracted 35,000 visitors. 

    The people in charge of it say that they need an extra 10 helpers to organise the event and about another 50 volunteers on the weekend itself.

    The team are holding a meeting tonight for people to go to if they're interested.

  16. Bradford Bulls: 10 parties interested in creating new club after liquidation

    The Rugby Football League says it has received 10 expressions of interest in creating a new club in Bradford.  

    Bradford Bulls

    Bradford Bulls were liquidated on Tuesday after the Championship club's administrators were unable to find a suitable buyer.

    The RFL has said the new Bradford side will take the place of the old one in the second tier but start the season with a 12-point deduction.

    They have set a deadline of Monday, 9 January for bids to be submitted.