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High winds cause road closures

Roads around Bridgewater Place in Leeds are expected to be closed for a period this morning as a result of high winds.

Roads around Bridgewater Place in Leeds are expected to be closed for a period this morning as a result of high winds.

The restrictions are in place due to a wind tunnel effect created by Yorkshire's tallest building in stormy conditions.

Bosses at the Humber Bridge say they are monitoring the weather.

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New jobs as superfast broadband network expands

Thirty jobs have been created in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire as more households take advantage of superfast broadband.

Since the spring, one hundred and ten new recruits have taken up new posts in Yorkshire Credit: Pre

BT has expanded its recruitment programme for its local network business, Openreach.

Since the spring, one hundred and ten new recruits have taken up new posts in Yorkshire.

New employees will connect new housing developments and help maintain and repair the network.

Snoop Dogg lands at Leeds Bradford Airport

Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has landed at Leeds Bradford Airport ahead of a performance in Leeds tonight.

Snoop Dogg lands at Leeds Bradford Airport Credit: Press Association

The show is part of his forty-third birthday celebrations and he will attend the MOBO Awards later in the week.

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Authorities seize stolen cars worth £1.2 million

Cars worth over £1.2 million have been recovered by authorities.

One of the stolen 4x4s recovered as part of Operation Toyer Credit: Operation Toyer

Officers from the National Crime Agency, ACPO Vehicle Intelligence Service and Border Force recovered 44 cars in various places in London, Surrey, and Hertfordshire.

The stolen cars were being smuggled to various African countries, Cyprus, France, the USA, Malaysia and Burma.

Recoveries were made at Immingham, Grangemouth, London Gateway, Felixstowe, Tilbury and Southampton. Officers also discovered a container of parts from at least 29 stolen BMWs.

Exporting and selling stolen vehicles on the black market is a lucrative business for organised crime groups as they also avoid tax or import duties. We know some groups even pay for drug shipments with cars.

Aside from reuniting members of the public and companies with their vehicles, this operation has enabled us to pursue crime groups who wrongly believe they can safely use container and trailer traffic to conceal stolen vehicles.

– Tom Dowdall, Deputy Director of the NCA’s Border Policing Command

Last year 90,000 vehicles were stolen in the UK and many of these will have been exported by crime groups. 4x4s are particularly popular as they sell lucratively on foreign black markets.

Methods often used to steal vehicles include keyless thefts, taking keys during burglaries or the use of fraudulent documentation and cloned credit cards to hire vehicles or obtain them on finance.

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