The A58 Easterly Road is closed outbound in Leeds and there is queueing traffic due to a serious accident between Oakwood Lane and Hollin Park Mount. This is affecting traffic heading out of Leeds City Centre towards Roundhay. Police have advised that the road is likely to remain closed for much of the morning.
Parents who have been calling on Hull City Council to hold a local inquiry into the baby ashes scandal are celebrating a victory for their campaign.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove has today written to the council demanding it holds an independent inquiry - similar in extent to the Emstrey inquiry in Shropshire.
Tina Trowhill, along with Hull North MP Diana Johnson, met with justice secretary Michael Gove in February.
Tina's son William was stillborn in 1994. She was told there would be no ashes, and only in 2014 did she find out there had been - and they had been scattered at a crematorium in the city. She launched a support group and dozens more parents came forward with a similar story.
The meeting with Mr Gove followed an investigation by Calendar, which found the scandal went deeper. It found the ashes of up to 50 babies were still being held at Co-op Funeralcare, which had a historic working arrangement with the local NHS Trust. Some dated as far back as 23 years ago.
Today, Diana Johnson confirmed that Mr Gove had written to her, informing her that he was to ask Hull City Council to hold a local inquiry - something that it has refused to do during the 18-month campaign.
The letter says:
In a statement, Hull City Council says it will consider the request, but will not commit to holding an inquiry.
Welcome to Yorkshire have won a silver medal at the Chelsea Flower Show with their exhibition 'God's Own County'.
Teddy bears belonging to broadcaster and writer Gyles Brandreth are to be given a new home in North Yorkshire.
The collection which includes bears such as Paddington, Sooty and Fozzie feature in a public exhibition at Newby Hall.
The former MP's collection of around a thousand bears is believed one of the biggest of its kind in the world. It was assembled by teddy bear enthusiasts Brandreth and his wife, Michele Brown, over many years and previously housed at the former Teddy Bear Museum in Stratford-on-Avon.
A permanent display will open at Newby Hall on Saturday 28 May.
More details will be released today about the takeover at Bradford City.
The club announced on Sunday that two German investors had completed a 100% takeover of the League One outfit on Sunday.
The deal means current joint-chairmen Mark Lawn and Julian Rhodes will both step aside from their roles.
The Bantams finished 5th in League One last season but lost their playoff semi-final to Millwall over two legs.
Plans for an hourly train service from Lincoln to Birmingham will be discussed by councillors in Lincolnshire today.
Members of Lincolnshire County Council's Economic Scrutiny Committee will consider how the proposals fit into their wider economic strategy.
The plans are included in the potential service improvements linked to the new East Midlands Rail Franchise due to start in March 2018.
The service would be operated either by East Midlands Trains or Cross Country, and would be around 20 minutes quicker.
The European Union referendum features heavily on the latest episode of ITV's political programme Last Orders.
We speak to businessmen and steel workers with a month to go before the crucial vote.
The panel consists of:
- Barry Sheerman MP (Labour, Huddersfield)
- Rishi Sunak MP (Richmond, Conservative)
- Lord Newby of Rothwell (Liberal Democrat)
- Mike Hookem MEP (UKIP, Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire)
Click below to watch the full episode with Paul Brand
Police are appealing for anyone who sees a missing Leeds man to get in contact.
Neil Hume Charlton, 39, was last seen at 9pm on Sunday 22 May on Milner Bank, Otley.
Neil is described as white, 5'8" tall, with a dark coloured beard and short black hair. He has an athletic build.
Police say he was last seen wearing a woollen hat, black jumper with a grey band over the chest, black jeans and a bright green lightweight jacket with white beading on the arms.
North Yorkshire Police has praised those who took part in protests for the "fracking" planning application decision in Northallerton.
The two-day meeting, which concluded today (Monday 23 May 2016), saw hundreds of people gather to air their views outside County Hall, North Yorkshire County Council.
Police say the atmosphere largely remained good natured while they and North Yorkshire County Council facilitated lawful protest. No arrests were made.
Superintendent Dave Hannan, Head of Specialist Operations at North Yorkshire Police, said: "This issue has generated a great deal of feeling in the local community and beyond. It also has potential to boil over into public disorder and unlawful behaviour.
"North Yorkshire Police worked closely with North Yorkshire County Council and liaised with representatives from all sides of this issue to mitigate this concern, whilst fulfilling our duty to facilitate lawful protest.