Police are appealing for witnesses to a bank robbery in a busy student area of Hull.
The thieves stole a large amount of cash from the Newland Avenue branch of Lloyds Bank at around 5pm yesterday evening. At least three men were involved.
Police say they used a ladder to break in through the roof. Staff were still at work at the time, but no-one was injured. The gang then fled in a grey Nissan Qashqai before changing vehicles near Loveridge Avenue. They were all described as being of slim build, around 5ft 8 inches tall and wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
Leeds City Council is just one of hundreds of local authorities across the country bracing itself for today's spending review. It has already faced £180 million of cuts over the past five years and leader Councillor Judith Blake says its services - and staff - remain under threat.
West Yorkshire Police Force has had to shed 2,000 officers and staff due to budget cuts over recent years.
The temporary assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire fears the Chancellors spending rewiew will mean the further loss of officers and Police Community Support Officers - who she says are invaluable in the fight against terrorism and the force's "eyes and ears" on the ground
All lanes of the M1 Northbound at Thurcroft in South Yorkshire (Junction 32/M18) have re-opened following an earlier accident between two cars and a lorry - but there is still queueing traffic and long delays.
Charmaine Maynyard is a mum of five from Leeds who works 26.5 hours a week and is concerned she may lose her tax credits. She says giving up her job is not something she would contemplate.
The Chancellor will present his Autumn Statement and Spending Review to the House of Commons later today.
George Osborne is expected to outline plans to build 400,000 new homes in England as well as billions of pounds of cuts .
A wide range of issues will be covered in the mini-budget, including pensions, housing and defence. And a key part of Mr Osborne's speech will be how he intends to push on with plans to reform tax credits.
Another incident is causing further problems for motorists on the M1 Northbound at Thurcroft (junction 32/M18) in South Yorkshire. This is affecting traffic travelling from Chesterfield towards Barnsley and is in addition to an earlier broken down vehicle which has blocked one lane, leading to long queues, at the same place.
Beleaguered holiday firm Thomas Cook - heavily criticised following the deaths of two children from Wakefield on a holiday in Corfu - has posted its first annual bottom line profit for five years.
This is despite a £130 million sales hit from the Tunisian beach and hotel terrorist attacks in June.
The group said it had been a year of "considerable challenges" after coming under fire for its handling of the deaths of Bobby and Christ Shepherd. They died after being overcome from fumes from a faulty boiler at their holiday home on Corfu.
Chief executive Peter Fankhauser said the group had "confronted its mistakes" following the deaths of the children.
Thomas Cook posted profits after tax of £19 million - its first positive profit after tax since 2010 - while underlying earnings rose 11% to £310 million. But it said the suspension of holidays to Tunisia cost the group £130 million in sales, with underlying earnings impacted by around £22 million.
The group said the new financial year had got off to a good start despite cancelling its flights to Sharm-El-Sheikh in Egypt after the downing of a Russian passenger plane last month, while Tunisia holidays also remain suspended for most markets.
One lane of the M1 is blocked Northbound at Thurcroft in South Yorkshire (junction 32/M18) and there is queueing traffic due to an earlier broken down vehicle. This is affecting traffic travelling towards Barnsley.
One lane of the A1(M) Doncaster bypass is closed Northbound causing long delays and stop-start traffic due to an accident involving two lorries between A1(M) J38 / A638 Red House and A1(M) J39 / A639 / A6021 Wrangbrook Lane / Wrangbrook Lane. This is affecting traffic from Doncaster towards Knottingley.