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  1. Leeds West Indian Carnival cancelled

    David McKenna

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Carnival in 2019

    An annual carnival which attracts thousands of spectators has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    The Leeds West Indian Carnival, which started in 1967, was due to take place in August.

    Officials said they were deeply saddened and the decision had been taken with "a heavy heart".

    However, the carnival's founder Dr Arthur France promised to be "jammin' again" in 2021.

    Quote Message: "As carnivalists we know how to unite the city through joy, happiness and adversity and it's these qualities that will help us get through these difficult times. We want everyone to stay safe and look after our elders and the most vulnerable within our community. from Dr Arthur France Event founder
    Dr Arthur FranceEvent founder
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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J33 for A630 Catcliffe to J32 for M18.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J33, A630 (Catcliffe) to J32 M18, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. 'All together in the Floral Dance'

    What do you do if you are a brass band and all your concerts are cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak?

    One of Yorkshire's finest - The Brighouse and Rastrick Band - have the answer.

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  4. Police appalled by 'disgusting' spitting incident

    Humberside Police said it was appalled by the "disgusting behaviour" of a member of the public who spat on a patrol car which was responding to an incident on Saturday.

    The car had to be taken out of service for a deep clean, officers said.

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J26 for M606.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on entry slip road eastbound at J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a break down.

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

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J27 for M621.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road eastbound at J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a car that's broken down.

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

  7. Birmingham has the most coronavirus cases in England

    Thomas Mackintosh

    BBC London News

    Birmingham Library

    The Birmingham City Council area has the most coronavirus cases in England, according to new figures released by the Department for Health. (London's cases are calculated borough by borough, rather than as a single figure.)

    The city has 428 confirmed cases of Covid-19 - only the Aneurin Bevan health board area in Wales has more, with 482 cases. Hampshire (384), Glasgow and Clyde (376) and Sheffield (361) make up the rest of the top five across the UK.

    London now has 5,299 cases with only the boroughs of Kingston-upon-Thames (66), Sutton (82), Richmond-upon-Thames (83) and Barking and Dagenham (93) having fewer than 100 cases.

    More than 1,000 people are now known to have died from coronavirus in Britain.

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  8. Burberry making masks in trenchcoat factory

    David McKenna

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Person wearing mask and gloves

    British fashion brand Burberry says it is using its global supply chain to deliver 100,000 surgical masks to the NHS, for use by medical staff.The firm says it is also re-purposing its trenchcoat factory in Castleford, West Yorkshire, to make non-surgical gowns and masks for hospital patients.

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  9. Driver 'collecting friend' from fictional university

    David McKenna

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Whitby Abbey

    A driver who was stopped by police in the early hours claimed he was collecting a friend from the “university in Whitby”, officers said.

    The town is famous for its links to Dracula and its abbey overlooking the bay, but as far as North Yorkshire Police is aware there is no university there.

    The force, which has stepped up patrols in a bid to stop people travelling to the county during the coronavirus lockdown, said the driver failed a drugs test and was arrested.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J35 for A629 Cowley Hill Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of wheel on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. 'Stay away' warning for Yorkshire coast

    David McKenna

    BBC Yorks & Lincs News

    Scarborough Borough Council is urging people to stay away from the coast this weekend.

    It comes after a number of local resorts saw a surge in visitors last Saturday and Sunday.

    The authority said people should stay at home and do their bit to help "protect the NHS and save lives" during the coronavirus outbreak.

    Liz Colling, deputy leader of Scarborough Borough Council, said: "This is a time of national emergency and I am urging everyone to do what is right for our country. Stay away from the Yorkshire coast and stay at home this weekend and for the foreseeable future."

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J37 for A628 Whinby Road Barnsley.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J37, A628 (Barnsley), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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