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It's elementary! Sherlock world record smashed

One of the most bizarre world records was set this afternoon at historic Temple Newsam in Leeds .

Four hundred and forty three people turned up wearing deerstalkers, puffing on pipes and brandishing magnifying glasses to help set a new world record for the most people dressed as Sherlock Holmes.

Today's gathering of amateur sleuths, smashed the previous record of one hundred and thirteen and was all in a good cause - to help raise funds for a new Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.

Sherlock world record attempt: It's elementary!

A world record attempt for the most people dressed as Sherlock Holmes takes place today at Temple Newsam in Leeds. The Sherlock festival gets underway at 12.30 with the world record attempt at 2.30 sharp.

Now where's Watson? Credit: PA

Sherlock Holmes, one of the most popular consulting detectives of all time, is on the case to help raise money for one of Europe's largest teaching hospitals - the Leeds Teaching Hospitals - to raise funds for a new Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.

The Guinness World Records attempt promises to be the biggest Sherlock party ever. Entry fee is £15 and every participant will receive a Deerstalker hat, pipe and magnifying glass on the day of the event.

The minimum number of people required to set a new Guinness World Records title is 250 participants.

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Traffic information for Bingley Music Live Festival

Thousands of festival goers are expected to travel to the Bradford Council-run festival in Myrtle Park in Bingley.

Festival fans will be able to travel to Bingley with trains coming from Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Lancaster and Morecambe. There will also be buses from Bradford, Leeds and Keighley.

The organisers have also laid on a regular Park and Ride service to ferry drivers from the car park at UKAR (the former Bradford and Bingley offices) in Crossflatts to the town centre venue.

The council has written to local residents and issued parking permits where appropriate. Main Street in the centre of Bingley will be closed for a short period of time to allow festival goers to leave the site safely.

Arctic Monkeys 'difficult to top next year', says Leeds Fest organiser

Seventy thousand music fans are heading home from Leeds festival. The event held at Bramham Park featured big name acts from the music industry.

The clean up operation is now underway and all lost property will be donated to charity.

Sheffield band the Arctic Monkeys closed the event, and Melvin Benn, Leeds Festival organiser, said it will be difficult to top their performance next year.

Leeds West Indian Carnival to get underway

Organisers are hoping to beat last year's 150,000-strong record crowd. Credit: ITV News Calendar

Organisers of Europe's longest-running Caribbean carnival are hoping for a record crowd, after more than 150 thousand people turned out last year. The Leeds West Indian Carnival starts later, featuring a parade of colourful floats and hundreds of people in spectacular costumes.

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Ed Sheeran beats music heavyweights to win best male video award

Ed Sheeran in the press room at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

Ed Sheeran has beaten music heavyweights Pharrell, Eminem and John Legend to win best male video at MTV Video Music Awards 2014.

The Halifax born singer-songwriter took the accolade for Sing, saying he was glad he attended the annual star-studded event which was held in California. It is the second time he has been nominated for best male video, after narrowly missing out last year with "Lego House" from his debut album.

Local band pulls out of Leeds Festival

Fans have just found out homegrown band Pulled Apart by Horses will no longer play at Leeds Festival tonight.

It is thought one of the band members is ill.

The alternative rock band, from Leeds, were due to take to the main stage today.

Eagulls looking forward to playing to home crowd

The weather has held out for music lovers on the second day of Leeds festival

Tonight Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore top the bill at Brahman Park.

Leeds based band Eagulls are also making their first appearance at the festival and said they are looking forward to playing to a home crowd.

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BBC could run TV drama of Shannon Matthews hoax

The BBC are in talks to run a TV drama about the hoax kidnap of schoolgirl Shannon Matthews, whose mother was jailed for what the judge described as a "truly despicable" plot.

Sheridan Smith could be in line to play Shannon Matthews' mother. Credit: PA

Writer Jeff Pope, who was behind hit blockbuster Philomena, told the Guardian that award-winning actress Sheridan Smith is set to play the role of Shannon's mother Karen.

Shannon was nine when she disappeared from her home in Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire, in February 2008, sparking a massive police investigation.

Karen Matthews pictured outside court in 2008. Credit: PA

But she was discovered 24 days later at the home of her stepfather's uncle, Michael Donovan, less than a mile away, where she had been imprisoned as part of a plan he and Matthews hatched to claim a £50,000 reward offered by a national newspaper.

Matthews and Donovan were both jailed for eight years but were released after serving half their sentence.

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