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Watch: Wednesday's weather forecast

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A grey start with patchy drizzle, but some sunny spells may develop in places later.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

This morning will be grey and cloudy with occasional drizzle.

It will be dry and remain cloudy this afternoon, but some sunny spells may develop in places.

This evening will be fine with late spells of sunshine, staying dry with some mist and fog patches overnight:

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Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A58 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from New Bank to Kell Lane.

A58 West Yorkshire - A58 Godley Lane in Halifax closed in both directions from the New Bank junction to the Kell Lane junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A58 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from New Bank to The Incline.

A58 West Yorkshire - A58 Godley Lane in Halifax closed in both directions from the New Bank junction to The Incline junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A58 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from Kell Lane to Charlestown Road.

A58 West Yorkshire - A58 New Bank in Stump Cross closed in both directions from the Kell Lane junction to the Charlestown Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Your chance to name a fire engine

A competition has been launched to name a fire engine in West Yorkshire.

The winning entry will be displayed on the front of the appliance based at Rastrick Fire Station, near Halifax, for a year.

Entries have to be submitted by 14 July, and, yes, before you ask, someone has already suggested Firey McFireEngine:

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Appeal to next PM over rising number of cyber sex crimes

The number of cyber-related sex crimes involving children has more than doubled in Yorkshire and the Humber region over the past four years.

Keyboard
BBC

Figures from the NSPCC show almost 1,500 cases were recorded in the last year, compared to just over 700 three years ago.

Helen Westerman from the charity says: "We're really concerned that we've seen a huge increase in the number of police-recorded offences against children relating to sex crimes.

"Twenty-two cyber-related sex crimes being reported a day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the figures have doubled in the last five years."

The charity is calling on the next prime minister to prioritise online safety.

Yorkshire's wet Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It's a wet one this morning as showers, some heavy and thundery, move north.

These will gradually ease during the day to leave it largely dry but cloudy.

Tonight will be generally dry and murky at times, with mist and fog likely to develop in places:

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Woman injured in climbing fall

A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after falling while climbing in North Yorkshire.

The 21-year-old, from the Durham area, sustained serious injuries, at the Wainstones, a popular climbing area on the moors above Stokesley.

Volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were able to drive over fields to within about 200m from the crag along with a paramedic from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Casualty being loaded into air ambulance
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team

She was treated at the scene then carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and transported to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital.

Sir Gary Verity resignation: Investigation updates due

Updates on two investigations into Welcome to Yorkshire are due to be given to a meeting of the tourism organisation's board later.

Sir Gary Verity
PA

The inquiries were set up after the resignation of Sir Gary Verity (pictured) which came amid allegations about his expenses and behaviour towards colleagues.

Sir Gary, who resigned on health grounds, paid back £40,000 expenses before stepping down last March.

When his resignation was announced, Sir Gary said he had tried to "set the highest standards of personal performance and leadership".

In April, the tourism organisation announced the investigations looking into Sir Gary's expenses and behaviour since his appointment in 2008.

Watch: Monday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A largely cloudy but dry morning, but showers will develop with the chance of a few thunderstorms.

Watch my full forecast here:

Search for missing West Yorkshire 13-year-old

A 13-year-old boy has gone missing from West Yorkshire, police say.

Paul Powell
West Yorkshire Police

Paul Powell was reported missing from school in Halifax on Friday and was last seen near Odsal Stadium in Bradford at about 21:00 that night.

He is described as black, 5ft 1in tall, of stocky build, with brown eyes and black hair.

Officers say when last seen he was wearing black jogging bottoms with white stripes and a grey coat.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the police.

Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A largely cloudy but dry morning with showers developing.

More persistent bands of rain are expected to develop later, with the chance of a few thunderstorms.

Tonight, any lingering rain will clear to leave it dry and cloudy for much of the night:

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Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

However:

  • The 06:31 York to London Kings Cross is currently running 43 minutes late
  • The 06:54 Doncaster to London Kings Cross is running 40 minutes late
  • The 06:53 from Wakefield to London Kings Cross is posted as delayed

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

Windrush passenger Alford Gardner's memories of voyage to UK
Seventy-one years ago Alford Gardner was one of hundreds of Caribbeans who came to rebuild post-war UK.

Yorkshire MEP hits out at Rees-Mogg over EU iPad tweets

A Yorkshire MEP has hit out at a newly-elected MEP after she described a free iPad she was given as part of her new role as an example of "the corrupt gravy train" of the EU.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg
PA/Joe Giddens

Annunziata Rees-Mogg‏, a Brexit MEP for the East Midlands and sister of Conservative MP Jacob, posted on Twitter about the "shiny new iPad I was given by the European Parliament for no very obvious reason".

Responding, Labour MEP Richard Corbett said she wanted to "rubbish everything about the EU, even when you know the truth.

"The Parliament gives you an iPad configured to parliamentary work, so you don’t need so many paper documents, saving money and trees, and can work more effectively," he added.

Chief Constable decision a step closer

The Temporary Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police has been named as the preferred candidate to take on the role full-time.

John Robins
West Yorkshire Police

John Robins, who has been in the role on a temporary basis since December, has been named as Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson's preferred candidate.

Mr Robins joined West Yorkshire Police in 1990 and was appointed Deputy Chief Constable in 2017.

A panel will confirm West Yorkshire's new Chief Constable next month.

Former chief Dee Collins retired in April over "health issues".

Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Today will be mostly dry but we could see one or two isolated showers.

Temperatures will reach up to 19C in places:

Yorkshire's weather: Fine and dry

It will remain dry and fine with a good deal of sunshine today, and just a little patchy cloud forming. Highs of 17C (63F).

Dry tonight with largely clear skies and one or two mist patches.

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Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

  • The 07:38 service from York to Middlesbrough running 27 minutes late
  • The 07:58 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running 10 minutes late

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

Engines off for Yorkshire drivers on Clean Air Day

Drivers in Yorkshire are being asked to turn off their car engines while waiting in traffic as part of Clean Air Day, an air pollution campaign, organised by Global Action Plan.

Car exhaust
BBC

In York the council recently introduced a fine of £25 if drivers refuse to switch off their engines after being observed idling on public roads for more than two minutes.

Meanwhile drivers in Harrogate are being asked to switch their engines off while waiting for trains to pass at the Starbeck junction and sound their horns to show their support.

Leeds, which is one of Europe's most polluted urban areas, is closing 11 roads near schools and giving people the chance to try out electric bikes.

Leeds City Council were asked to tackle air pollution as a priority after roads in the cities were identified as likely to fail legal air quality levels by 2020.

In Calderdale today awareness banners are being put up outside schools which carry tobacco-style health warning pictures.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Today will see areas of patchy rain and drizzle with some areas remaining largely dry.

There will be sunny spells too and a gentle to moderate breeze.

Any lingering daytime rain should clear this evening to leave a dry night with lengthy clear spells:

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Yorkshire Bank name to disappear

The Yorkshire Bank brand is to disappear from our high streets in the next couple of years as part of a name change.

Yorkshire Bank
Tim Ireland/PA Archive/PA Images

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group is changing its name to Virgin Money UK, as part of a cost-saving deal.

The group is hoping to make annual savings of £200m by 2022.

It's thought more than 1,500 jobs could be lost following the Virgin Money deal, although some of these are expected to be lost through natural staff turnover.

Ministers dismiss Yorkshire MP's plan to cut fashion waste

The government has rejected a West Yorkshire MP's plans to cut waste in the fashion industry.

Fashion shoot
Getty Images

Mary Creagh, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), had called for clothes companies to be taxed to help pay for better recycling.

The Wakefield Labour MP said: "Fashion producers should be forced to clear up the mountains of waste they create."

Among the proposals from the EAC were:

  • A 1p charge per garment on producers to fund better recycling of clothes
  • A Ban on incinerating or landfilling unsold stock which can be reused or recycled instead
  • Tax changes to reward re-use, repair and recycling - to support responsible fashion companies.

Ministers say they're focusing on a tax on single-use plastic in packaging rather than a tax on cheap fashion items.

They say they will consider a levy on clothes alongside plans for making firms in different sectors more responsible for their waste, but no decisions will be made on this until 2025.

Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Any lingering overnight rain should clear away to leave an increasingly dry and sunny afternoon.

Occasional showers are possible tonight, but in general most places should remain dry with clear periods and a gentle breeze:

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Thieves don't quite manage to make stolen tractor vanish

Here's a test of your observational skills - pit them against West Yorkshire Police.

Tractor in the trees
West Yorkshire Police

The force says one of its crews managed to spot and recover an abandoned stolen vehicle which had been, er, cleverly hidden by thieves.

The West Yorkshire force posted this pic on social media and posed the question: "Can you see it?"

Well can you? Take your time. Have a good look...

Vote on banning barbecues to stop moorland fires

Plans to ban people having barbecues on moorland in West Yorkshire to prevent fires are due to go before Calderdale Council later.

Moor fire
BBC

A number of recent fires have destroyed large swathes of land, including one on Marsden Moor, which was started by a £2 disposable barbecue.

Helicopter above flames
BBC

A ban's already in place in Kirklees and another's being considered for Ilkley Moor.

Today's decision, which will go before cabinet this evening, will affect land in Calderdale.

Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

I'll be a largely dry day with some sunny spells, especially this morning, but towards the end of the afternoon we will see a scattering of showers in some areas.

Overnight will be cloudy with further showers while towards dawn there's a risk of thunderstorms and torrential downpours, particularly across Lincolnshire:

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 so far.

However the 08:17 service from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds has been cancelled.

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

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

It'll be largely dry today with a gentle breeze and variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells.

A dry, cloudy, evening will follow, but overnight there's a growing chance for showery rain to move in from the south:

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Police appeal to community over missing Sheffield man

Police officers in Sheffield are stepping up their search for a missing man who hasn't been seen for a week.

Minod Monger
South Yorkshire Police

Minod Monger, 23, was last seen on Remington Road last Monday.

Police say his family is extremely worried for his welfare, with officers carrying out inquiries in the Parson Cross and Ecclesfield areas of Sheffield.

Speaking at a press conference last week, Ch Insp Helen Lewis appealed for people in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire to be on the lookout for Minod as he is a keen walker.

Anybody who has seen him is being asked to call 999 and not approach him.

Watch: Monday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be a breezy day today with plenty of cloud and showery outbreaks but there'll also be some sunny spells too:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

However National Rail Enquiries say in South Yorkshire there are delays of up to 30 minutes on some services between Sheffield and Chesterfield and the possibility of cancellations following an earlier trespass incident at Dore.

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

Yorkshire council's green bins confiscation plans delayed

A Yorkshire council has delayed the expansion of a controversial scheme which sees green recycling bins confiscated if they contain non-renewable waste.

Green bins
BBC

Kirklees Council started the policy in West Yorkshire in April and has seized more than 1,300 bins in the south of the borough.

It's led to confrontations between staff and residents, including an incident where a warning sticker from a bin was stuck on a worker's head.

Plans to introduce the scheme in North Kirklees have now been delayed.

According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, other altercations between home owners and council refuse staff included a bin wagon being blockaded by locals who demanded workers empty bins left behind on a previous collection.

Labour councillor Naheed Mather said the authority was "taking stock".

The scheme was due to have been introduced in May.

Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It'll be cloudy and windy today with some scattered showers at times.

The evening will become largely fine with late spells of sunshine.

Overnight, it will be largely dry with long clear spells:

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