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Record-breaking Ultra 6 team to cycle into space

A team of five men from West Yorkshire is cycling into space for the Army Benevolent Fund.

The record-breaking Ultra 6 Great Britain challenge team, led by Andy North from Leeds, will cycle the equivalent number of miles it takes to the edge of the earth's atmosphere, up a steep mountain.

The team has already broken a world record, run a marathon for 12 consecutive days, and cycled across Europe for charity

Helen Steel reports:

Road: M62 westbound West Yorkshire closed due to police incident

The M62 westbound in West Yorkshire between junction 26 M606/A58 (Chain Bar) and junction 25 A644 (Brighouse) has been closed due to a police incident.

There are reports of congestion on M62 to junction 27 M621/A650/A62 (Gildersome) on M606 to junction 3 A6177 Rooley Lane and on M621 to junction 1 A6110 (Beeston/Farnley)

Police have said the road will remain closed for several hours affecting traffic heading from Leeds towards Manchester. Diversions are in place.


Leeds faith leader joins 7/7 survivors for memorial walk

The Imam of Leeds' largest mosque has joined survivors of the 7/7 London terror attacks, plus leaders from the main faiths, to honour the 52 people killed almost ten years ago.

Imam Qari Asim walked with Christian and Jewish leaders toTavistock Square, where a bomb destroyed a bus in 2005.

Four suicide bombers from West Yorkshire exploded their devices on the transport system, bringing carnage to the capital.

Imam Asim said it was important to send out a message of solidarity with the victims of 7/7.

Gaelic Football coaching inspires pupils to try new sport

Thousands of schoolchildren across Yorkshire are being coached in Gaelic Football.

The sport originates in Ireland and has mostly been played in England by those who crossed the Irish Sea for work.

Now clubs across the country are trying to get children in their areas involved at an early age.

Read: Gaelic football: What you need to know

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