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'Elderly man robbed in his own home'

An elderly man had his wallet and cash taken after a woman talked herself into his Shipley house.

Bargrange Avenue
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It's reported that the woman, who is described as being in her early twenties and speaking with an Eastern European accent, asked the homeowner for a drink.

The man gave the woman a glass of water who then made demands for money.

He then tried to eject her from his home on Bargrange Avenue, Shipley, but was unable to stop her taking his wallet and money.

The woman is described as being white and wearing dark clothing, with the incident happening at about 16:00 on 14 July.

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There's gong to be some very heavy and persistent today with the chance of a few rumbles of thunder.

Temperatures will reach 21C in places:

Car being traced in Bradford murder investigation

Police officers investigating the death of a man in Bradford are trying to find a car as another man is arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mohammed Feazan Ayaz
West Yorkshire Police

Mohammed Feazan Ayaz, 20, was found naked in Saffron Drive in Bradford on 1 July.

Six Bradford men have been in court charged with murder.

A 25-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

West Yorkshire Police are now looking for a grey-coloured Ford S-Max which was last seen in the Denholme area on 1 July.

Anybody who saw the vehicle, with a registration plate of EO56 HHE, is asked to get in touch with police.

Axes and hammers used in Aston Martin cash robbery

Armed robbers carrying hammers and axes rammed an Aston Martin with another vehicle before smashing the car windows and demanding money from its occupant.

Lord Clyde Inn
Google

The Aston Martin was parked outside the Lord Clyde Inn, in Thornton Road, Bradford, when it was struck by a a silver 4x4 vehicle.

Two or three people wearing balaclavas then jumped out and smashed the car's windows and demanded money.

West Yorkshire Police said a large quantity of cash was handed over before the suspects drove off towards Girlington in a blue vehicle, believed to be similar to a Ford Ka.

The incident happened at about 07:30 on 7 July.

Det Insp, Mark Taylor, said: “The victims were carrying a large amount of cash for legitimate business purposes.

“Although no one was injured this was very frightening for them."

The force has appealed for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There's a risk of some isolated showers today but it will stay dry for most with temperatures of up to 23C.

Welcome to Yorkshire: Peer calls for board to resign

A tourism body's board should resign after "damning and breathtaking" reports were published into the running of the company, a peer said.

Gary Verity
BBC

The two Welcome to Yorkshire (WtY) reports say expenses claims were made without receipts and staff felt unable to speak out about bad behaviour.

Lord Paul Scriven said "fundamental change" was needed to regain its reputation.

A WtY spokesman said: "Where we have let people down, we are truly sorry."

The company, which receives over £1m in public funding a year, set up the independent investigations after its former boss Sir Gary Verity (pictured) resigned in March.

One investigation, carried out by accountancy firm BDO, considered expenses claims made by all WtY staff over a three-year period.

The other, completed by Clarion Solicitors, investigated culture, governance procedures and management.

Lord Scriven said: "These reports are damning and also breathtaking, it shows that Welcome to Yorkshire had no governance at the top, no financial control.

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 08:47 service from York to Scarborough is running about 11 minutes late

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

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Early cloud and rain is expected to clear this morning.

The afternoon will be dry with sunny spells and a light wind.

It'll be dry with some late sunny spells this evening:

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Robbers with 'hammers and axes' steal cash in Bradford

Robbers "armed with hammers and axes" smashed the windows of an Aston Martin parked in Bradford, demanding cash from the people inside before making off with a large amount of money.

The Lord Clyde
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The Aston Martin was outside the Lord Clyde on Thornton Road when it was struck by a silver 4x4, with two or three suspects then smashing the windows of the car.

Police say thieves took cash which their victims were carrying "for legitimate business purposes" before driving away in a blue car, believed to be similar to a Ford Ka.

It's thought that following the incident at about 07:30 on Sunday 7 July, the suspects travelled away from the city centre towards Girlington.

Det Insp Mark Taylor, said: “Although no one was injured this was very frightening for them, as the suspects were thought to be armed with hammers and axes.”

Council accepts Islamophobia definition

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Officials in Bradford have voted to crack down on anti-Muslim hate crime by adopting a new definition of Islamophobia.

Muslims in Bradford
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It's been agreed following work with campaigners and Muslim faith leaders in the city.

There are four definitions of Islamophobia included in the motion, which are:

  1. Inciting or carrying out acts of hatred and violence against people of the Islamic faith (Muslims).
  2. Direct or indirect acts of discrimination including policy and practice within organisations, which deny Muslims legitimate and fair access to opportunities, facilities and services because of their faith, beliefs and practice.
  3. Denying people of the Islamic faith the opportunity to practise their faith values, free of harassment, fear of violence against them or fear of incurring discrimination and hatred against them.
  4. Actions which perpetuate a climate of mistrust, fear and a sense of marginalisation about or within the Islamic community.

Bradford Council also voted to accept a definition of anti-Semitism last summer.

Bradford Cricket World Cup winner Adil Rashid welcomed home
Adil Rashid was greeted by hundreds of people outside his uncle's shop in Bradford.

England cricketer 'mobbed' by fans in Bradford

World Cup winning cricketer Adil Rashid was given a hero's welcome as hundreds of fans turned up to a street party in his honour last night in his hometown.

Adil Rashid
BBC

Fresh from a Downing Street reception to honour the England team after their victory against New Zealand, Bradford-born Rashid was mobbed by wellwishers.

Adil Rashid
BBC

His family hosted the party, which took place outside their shop in the city, with hundreds of people welcoming him back.

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be another warm and sunny day with temperatures up to 24C, though we may see a scattering of showers in places.

Overnight it will turn cloudy with showery outbreaks.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

  • the 09:03 service from York to Newcastle is running about 12 minutes late
  • the 09:06 service from Sheffield to Adwick has been cancelled
  • the 09:30 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross has been cancelled

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

Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with light rain later

BBC Weather

It will be dry this morning with some sunny spells, although the sunshine may be rather hazy.

The afternoon will be cloudier with an increasing chance of showers developing.

There will be showers and longer spells of rain tonight, this perhaps heavy at times.

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New speed cameras behind rise in 100mph drivers caught

West Yorkshire Police say the huge rise in the number of motorists caught driving at over 100mph is due to recently installed smart motorway speed cameras.

A smart motorway
PA Media

According to figures obtained by road safety charity Brake, 2,252 drivers were caught travelling at ore than 100mph in 2018, up from 345 the previous year.

When asked about the dramatic rise the force said: "In November 2017 the smart motorway speed cameras were switched on which explains the increase in offences."

Smart motorways operate variable speed limits with overhead gantries containing speed cameras.

UK's 'worst speeder' caught doing 162mph in Yorkshire

A driver was caught travelling at 162mph on th M1 in South Yorkshire, the fastest speed recorded across the whole of the UK in 2018.

Cars speeding on a motorway
PA Media

According to figures obtained by road safety charity Brake, four of the ten fastest speeds recorded were measured on roads in Yorkshire, with one motorist caught driving 152mph in a 50mph zone on the M62.

In total 2252 motorists were caught driving at speeds in excess of 100mph by West Yorkshire Police, up from 345 the previous year.

Meanwhile, 19 motorists were caught driving at speeds in excess of 100mph by South Yorkshire Police last year and 156 in the area covered by Humberside Police.

Speed cameras on a motorway
PA Media/Andrew Matthews

North Yorkshire Police did not respond to the charity's Freedom of Information request.

Nationally, a total of 9,596 motorists were clocked doing over 100mph prompting Brake to call for anyone caught driving at this speed to be automatically banned.

Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake, said: “We have to make sure these dangerous, selfish drivers are taken off our roads."

A car zooming past a speed camera
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Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a dry and fine day with plenty of sunshine.

Temperatures could reach as high as 25C in places.

Overnight it'll stay dry with temperatures dropping to about 13C.

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, however:

  • The 08:44 service from York to Plymouth via Leeds is running about 36 minutes late
  • The 08:57 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 25 minutes late
  • The 08:50 service from Leeds to Manchester Airport in cancelled
  • The 08:53 service from Doncaster to Birmingham New street is running about 38 minutes late
  • The 08:56 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross is cancelled
  • The 09:23 service from Wakefield Westgate to Plymouth is running about 35 minutes late
  • The 09:24 service from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street is running about 32 minutes late

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

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It'll be a dry, warm day today with sunny spells, and the small chance of an occasional shower.

Tonight should be dry with clear periods and a little warmer than last night:

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Bradford factory gets royal opening

A new £9m factory, which turns plastic bottles into carpet underlay, has been opened in Bradford.

Princess Anne
Texfelt

Princess Anne officially opened the site near Cutler Heights earlier, which will be used by Huddersfield manufacturers Texfelt.

The factory has been part-paid for with funds from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, a partnership between local authorities and businesses.

Mohammed Ayaz death: Sixth man charged with murder

A sixth man has been charged by detectives investigating the death of Bradford man Mohammed Feazan Ayaz, police say.

Mohammed Feazan Ayaz
West Yorkshire Police

The body of 20-year-old Mohammed Feazan Ayaz (above) was found in Saffron Drive on 1 July.

Ejaz Haamed, 28, of Tower Road, Shipley, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Bradford Magistrates' Court later today.

His arrest brings the number of people so far arrested or charged in relation to Mr Ayaz's death to 15.

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Good morning, it's going to be a dry and fine day for most of us with temperatures reaching 23C in places:

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 08:52 service from York to Manchester Airport is cancelled
  • The 09:09 service from York to Liverpool Lime Street is cancelled
  • The 09:15 service from Doncaster to Leeds is cancelled
  • The 09:32 from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds is cancelled

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

Yorkshire trio's World Cup glory

Three of Yorkshire's finest have helped England's cricketers to World Cup glory.

England cricket team
PA Media

Sheffield's Joe Root and Bradford's Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid were part of the England team which beat New Zealand to win the men's World Cup for the first time.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow
PA

In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece.

Adil Rashid
PA Media

It meant England were crowned world champions by virtue of having scored more boundary fours and sixes - 26 to New Zealand's 17 - in the entire match.

Joe Root, pictured above in the arms of a celebrating Bairstow, said:"Wow! What a day, what a tournament.

"Everyone has done everything asked of them - we have performed under pressure."

Yorkshire's sunny Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It will be fine, dry and warm today, with sunny periods and only a little fair-weather cloud developing and a small chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tonight will be dry and mainly clear with light winds:

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BBC

Drone seen by plane on approach to Leeds Bradford Airport

It's been confirmed that Leeds Bradford Airport was shut for 45 minutes after a drone was spotted by an inbound flight.

Leeds Bradford Airport
Geograph/Chris Heaton

A plane was approaching the airport at 12:55 when the drone was sighted with safety procedures "immediately activated".

The incident resulted in a flight being diverted to Manchester Airport, although the airport is now fully open and receiving flights again.

Leeds Bradford Airport have issued a statement saying: "We are liaising with West Yorkshire Police regarding the incident and will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

Leeds Bradford Airport: Extinction Rebellion drone comment

Extinction Rebellion say they had nothing to do with a drone which was reported near Leeds Bradford Airport today, leading to flights being grounded.

The Leeds branch of the climate activism movement posted on Twitter to distance themselves from the incident, despite their opposition to the proposed expansion of the airport:

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Drone report grounds flights at Leeds Bradford Airport

Flights were grounded at Leeds Bradford Airport today after reports a drone was reported flying nearby.

West Yorkshire Police say the measure was taken as a precaution and flights have now resumed:

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Watch: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire forecast for Friday

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Hello and happy Friday!

Here's what to expect weather-wise today and further ahead.

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, however:

  • The 07:37 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 36 minutes late
  • The 07:56 service from York to Burley Park is running about 15 minutes late

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

Yorkshire's weather: Sunshine and showers

BBC Weather

A dry start with bright intervals although some patchy cloud may develop later bringing a few showers, some heavy or possibly thundery later.

Any showers will tend to ease around sunset with more low cloud edging in from the north overnight.

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