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  1. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will begin dry with occasional cloud breaks allowing some sunny spells.

    In the afternoon, it will be cloudy with occasional spells of light rain or drizzle.

    Tonight will be mostly dry and cloudy with some cloud breaks allowing occasional clear spells and strong winds throughout the night:

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  3. Stalking offences increase across Yorkshire

    BBC Radio Leeds

    The number of stalking and harassment cases recorded by police across Yorkshire and the Humber has increased by 15% in one year, according to new figures.

    Police officers

    There were 85,552 reports in the year to September, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

    North Yorkshire recorded the highest percentage increase - with 26% more cases than the previous 12-month period.

    Overall, crime in Yorkshire and the Humber, excluding fraud, has fallen by 2%, during a period which included national coronavirus lockdowns.

    However, there were increases across the region in public order offences, drug-related crimes and the possession of weapons.

    In West Yorkshire, there was a significant drop in the number of house burglaries recorded - down 27% in a year to 9,536 cases.

    West Yorkshire Chief Constable John Robins said: “I am pleased with the continued long-term reduction in crime, particularly acquisitive crimes, offences such as burglary, robbery and vehicle crime.

    “Our officers, staff and volunteers work around the clock to provide the best possible service they can to our local communities."

  4. Thursday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today is expected to be a largely dry and bright day with plenty of sunshine.

    The afternoon will see some patchy cloud, but it will stay mostly dry and sunny.

    Tonight will be a largely dry night with clear skies for all:

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  5. M62 delays following two separate incidents

    There are delays on the M62 in West Yorkshire following two incidents on separate parts of the eastbound carriageway.

    Traffic on M62

    Two lanes are closed between junctions 26 and 27 near Bradford, following an incident involving a car and a lorry.

    Congestion is tailing back to Hartshead Moor Services.

    Normal traffic conditions are expected between 10:00 and 10:15, according to Traffic England.

    Traffic on M62

    One lane is also closed eastbound between junctions 30 and 31 near Castleford, with delays of about 15 minutes following a collision.

    Normal traffic conditions are expected to return by 09:00, Traffic England said.

  6. Biggest city centres suffering the most from pandemic

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Businesses in Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford have missed out on more than half a year's worth of sales during the pandemic, according to new research from Centre for Cities.

    Briggate, Leeds

    The report, which has looked at 52 city and town centres across the UK, says larger centres have been worst hit.

    The organisation suggests smaller towns and cities in Yorkshire have performed better - Huddersfield, for example, has only missed out on 12 weeks' worth of potential sales.

    However, it is expected places which are "economically stronger" - such as bigger cities - will recover more quickly, once workers return to the office.

    Andrew Carter, chief executive of Centre for Cities, said: "While the pandemic has been a tough time for all high streets, it has levelled down more prosperous cities and towns in Yorkshire.

    “The bigger concern is for economically weaker places – primarily in the north and Midlands – where Covid-19 has actually paused their long-term decline."

    Mr Carter added: "Many of these places are in the so-called red wall so there is a political imperative for the government to act fast, as well as an economic one."