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Police silent for fallen colleague

Police officers and staff have come together for a minute's silence to remember a colleague who was killed while investigating a burglary.

Humberside police staff and officers
Nancie Shackleton

PC Andrew Harper, 28, died after he was dragged along the road by a vehicle in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on 15 August.

Thames Valley Police led the silence, which was observed by forces across the country, at 11:00.

Humberside Police staff (above) and West Yorkshire Police officers (below) were among those falling silent.

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Jed Foster, 20, who has been charged with murdering PC Harper, has been remanded in custody ahead of a potential trial next January.

Infant in loose baby seat found in speeding 112mph car

A driver who was travelling at 112mph on the M62 in West Yorkshire had a baby in the car in an unsecured baby seat, say police.

Audi car and speed camera

Writing on social media, traffic cop Martin Willis, who stopped the car, said: "There was an infant in a rear-facing baby seat which wasn't secured.

"To top it all the driver wasn't insured to drive the vehicle.

"I sometimes really struggle to understand some people's thought processes," he added.

Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A dry and cloudy morning is expected followed by an afternoon of sunny spells and a light south-westerly wind.

Tonight should see a fine evening with late spells of sunshine:

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'Don't travel to London' - Bank holiday railway warning

Rail passengers are being urged not to travel on the East Coast Main Line this bank holiday weekend because of major engineering work on the route.

Train departures

Network Rail is carrying out more than 400 engineering projects as part of a £1.2bn upgrade.

There'll be no trains in or out of London Kings Cross as work takes place to increase capacity on the East Coast Main Line, the firm has warned.

Train warning sign
BBC/Jules Bellerby

The work means the section between Peterborough and London will be completely closed for the first time in 20 years.

It means potential disruption for people heading to events like the Ashes at Headingley, the Leeds Festival and the Ebor Festival in York.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time.


  • The 08:30 Wakefield to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled
  • The 09:39 Doncaster to Cleethorpes service has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Deontay Wilder

Shamoon Hafez

BBC Sport

WBC champion Deontay Wilder vows to "get rid" of Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury in his coming fights amid "surreal" scenes at a restaurant opening in West Yorkshire.

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'Don't go to London' - Rail firm's bank holiday warning

York-based rail company LNER is urging passengers not to travel to London over the bank holiday weekend.

No trains sign
Jules Bellerby

There'll be no trains in or out of London Kings Cross as work takes place to increase capacity on the East Coast Mainline, the firm has warned.

The work means the section between Peterborough and London will be completely closed for the first time in 20 years.

Junior Hoilett shoots to score Cardiff's late winner against Huddersfield

Michael Pearlman

BBC Sport Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium

Substitute Junior Hoilett's late strike claims a narrow win for Cardiff City over managerless Huddersfield Town.

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Woman who died in Driffield crash named

A woman from West Yorkshire who died in a motorbike crash near Driffield has been named by police.

The A614

Julia Brown, 57, was a pillion passengers on a Kawasaki motorbike in the crash with a car on the A614 earlier this month.

The bike rider, a man, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Review to examine costs and benefits of HS2 rail project

The government is launching a review of the planned high-speed HS2 rail link - with a “go or no-go" decision to be made by the end of the year, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said.


A branch of the rail link is set to run through South Yorkshire and on to Leeds while another stretch of the route is planned to run into North Yorkshire.

The review will consider whether and how the project to connect London and northern England should proceed, looking at costs and benefits.

Mr Shapps refused to rule out scrapping the project entirely and said it was "responsible" to see if it was "going to stack up".


The first segment of the HS2 development between London and Birmingham is due to open at the end of 2026, with the second phase to Leeds and Manchester scheduled for completion by 2032-33.

When asked about the £7bn already spent on the project, Mr Shapps said: "Just because you've spent a lot of money on something does not mean you should plough more and more money into it."

A final report will be sent to the government in the autumn.

Holocaust exhibit up for national award

An education centre set up in West Yorkshire by Holocaust survivors and their relatives is in the running for a National Lottery award.

The Holocaust exhibition

The Holocaust Education and Learning Centre in Huddersfield is the only one of its kind in the north of England.

It opened last year at a cost of £1m at the University of Huddersfield.

The exhibition contains artefacts from daily life in the Nazi concentration camps and testimony from survivors.

It's won a place on the shortlist for the Best Heritage Project.

Wednesday's Yorkshire weather forecast

BBC Weather

Southwesterly winds will tend to strengthen today, and although there will be some bright or sunny spells, a few light showers or spots of rain are likely.

Tonight, there'll be outbreaks of rain, which should ease during the early hours:

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Yorkshire contestants to star in Great British Bake Off

A fashion designer from Halifax and a support worker from Rotherham are among four of the 13 contestants taking part in this year's Great British Bake Off.

The programme returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday 27 August, the third series since it moved across from BBC One.

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Online project manager Helena (pictured above), 40, lives in Leeds and spent much of her childhood watching her Spanish grandmother cook and bake.

Sportswear fashion designer, Amelia, 24, is from Halifax and honed her baking skills while at university.

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International health adviser David (pictured above), 36, is originally from Yorkshire and as a child, his mum baked all the time, meaning the family never ate a shop-bought loaf at home.

Finally, support worker Dan, 32, is from Rotherham. He says he has fond memories of his mum showing him how to bake a Victoria sponge as a child.

Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer Wearside Jack dies

The man who hoaxed detectives by claiming to be the Yorkshire Ripper has died, police have confirmed.

John Humble

John Humble, who was dubbed Wearside Jack, sent police on a wild goose chase when he sent them hoax letters and an audio tape in the late 1970s.

He was unmasked in 2006 and sentenced to eight years in jail after admitting perverting the course of justice.

West Yorkshire Police detectives, headed by the force's assistant chief constable George Oldfield, believed the letters and tape were genuine and diverted resources to Humble's home town of Sunderland.

When Humble was eventually prosecuted, Leeds Crown Court heard claims that delays caused by the hoax allowed Peter Sutcliffe to murder three more women.

Northumbria Police said Humble, who had changed his name to John Samuel Anderson, died on 30 July.

Humble, 63, died at his home in South Shields, where he had lived since being released from prison in 2009. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Sutcliffe was jailed in 1981 and given 20 life sentences for killing 13 women and attempting to kill seven more.

East Yorks wind farm failure highlighted over blackout

A lightning strike followed by "almost simultaneous unexpected power losses" at two energy plants, including one in East Yorkshire, caused country-wide blackouts earlier this month, an interim report has found.

Electricity pylons
PA Media

The failure at Hornsea off-shore wind farm and Little Barford gas power station in Bedfordshire occurred independently, the report from National Grid Electricity System Operator said.

The power cut was so severe that back-up power wasn't enough to get systems back on.

As a result, the system automatically disconnected customers on the distribution network with about 5% of electricity demand being turned off to protect the other 95%.

Much of York was affected by the power cut and passengers were trapped on trains on the East Coast Mainline in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

Areas of cloud could bring a few showers or spots of rain through the day, with some of the showers perhaps on the thundery side this afternoon.

It will be dry tonight with clear periods at times, but areas of cloud, and perhaps the odd shower, could occasionally drift in from the south-west:

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West Yorkshire rail upgrade on track

More details have been released about plans to upgrade part of the rail line between Leeds and Manchester as part of a £2.9bn upgrade by Network Rail.

Huddersfield Station
Tim Glover/Geograph

The upgrade looks at the TransPennine line between Huddersfield and Dewsbury and could see more rail lines, station revamps and the electrification of the line.

It will mean that four lines will run on the eight-mile stretch, allowing more trains to travel on that section of track.

Huddersfield, Deighton, Mirfield and Ravensthorpe stations will get "major upgrades", according to Network Rail.

Work could start in 2022 following a decision being made by the government.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running to time.


  • The 08:39 Leeds to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 09:30 Doncaster to Kings Cross service has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Have you seen missing Corrinne?

Police officers in West Yorkshire are currently searching for a missing 17-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since yesterday.

Corrinne Williams
West Yorkshire Police

Corrinne Williams was last seen wearing black skinny jeans, white silk blouse and a black handbag.

She has shoulder length blonde hair with a slight wave shaved at one side and she currently has a black eye with a cut underneath it.

Anybody who has any information as to her whereabouts is being asked to get in touch with West Yorkshire Police.

Moorland blaze pic shared in celebration of photography

An image of firefighters captured on camera tackling a moorland fire in West Yorkshire has been shared on social media as part of World Photography Day.

West Yorkshire Fire Service

West Yorkshire Fire Service took part in the annual worldwide celebration of the art and history of photography, saying: "We don't want to take more of these photos."

Earlier this year, Marsden Moor near Huddersfield saw a spate of fires.

The most recent blaze, in April, covered an estimated 6 sq miles of wildlife habitat.

The National Trust said the fire at Easter Gate was "most likely" caused by a discarded barbecue.

'Police incident' blocks rail line

Rail lines between Halifax and Huddersfield are currently blocked as emergency services deal with an incident.

Disruption is expected until 19:00, train operator Northern says.

Rail replacement transport has been requested to help passengers.

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Woman who died in water off Brixham was from Huddersfield

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

A woman found dead in the sea off south Devon was visiting the county from Huddersfield, an inquest has heard.

The body of 49-year-old Tracy Knott, from Kirkheaton, was recovered after police were called to water near Brixham's Freshwater Quarry car park, in Torbay, early on 11 August.

The inquest, at Plymouth’s Coroner’s Court, was opened and adjourned. It is expected to continue later in the year.

A man in his 60s was found on rocks nearby and taken to hospital with "a number of injuries", Devon and Cornwall Police said at the time of the incident.

A dog that was with them was taken to kennels.

Yorkshire transport spending a third of London's - Report

Yorkshire's transport system is set to get less than a third of the money the government plans to spend on London's, new research shows.


The figures show that out of the 12 regions making up the UK, Yorkshire is one of the worst funded overall.

The research by IPPR North claims Yorkshire will receive £321 a year on transport for each person. In London the figure is more than treble that, standing at £1,023.

The think tank says the imbalance is holding back the North's economy and devolving power away from Whitehall is the best way forward.

But the Department for Transport says the figures are misleading.

Woman dies in East Yorkshire crash

A woman from West Yorkshire has died following a crash between a motorcycle and a car in East Yorkshire.

The A614

The collision, which happened at about 16:30 on Sunday near the B1249 junction on the A614 near Driffield, involved a VW Polo and a Kawasaki motorbike.

The 57-year-old pillion passenger died as a result of the crash.

The rider of the bike suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and the driver of the car was unhurt.

Any witnesses to the crash are being asked to get in touch with police.

Monday's Yorkshire weather forecast

BBC Weather

A bright and breezy day is expected, with some good spells of sunshine.

Occasional heavy showers may turn thundery at times.

Any daytime showers will fade through this evening:

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Yorkshire Water flood prevention tree planting scheme

Yorkshire Water has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by planting more trees across the county.

Tree planting

Several water companies have agreed to plant 11 million trees over the next decade.

Work has already started in the Calder Valley to plant 200,000 young trees near Hebden Bridge.

The area was one of the worst hit in Yorkshire during severe flooding in December 2015.

The company says it hopes this will help prevent future flooding in the area.

Man suffers 'life-changing' injuries in Huddersfield assault

A man has suffered "life-changing" injuries in an attack in Huddersfield, police say.


West Yorkshire Police said the man, 58, was found with a serious head injury following an incident in Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, on 19 June, and taken to hospital for urgent medical treatment.

Officers say a man, aged 39, and a woman, aged 37, who were arrested in connection with the incident have been released while further inquiries are made.

Detectives who have studied CCTV in the nearby area say they want witnesses to come forward with any information.

Yorkshire's wet Friday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Showery rain is expected to clear for a while, to then be followed by further rain through the afternoon.

A few scattered showers are possible overnight, but on the whole it will be largely dry and clear:

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Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Gillian Brown

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

There will be a few showers around this morning but they will clear away quite quickly and it'll turn dry and bright day for most.

Temperatures could get up to 21C in places:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Thursday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 08:55 service from York to Edinburgh is running about 24 minutes late
  • The 09:01 service from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds is running about 24 minutes late
  • The 09:15 service from Doncaster to Leeds is running about 15 minutes late
  • The 09:35 service from Doncaster to Sheffield has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below: