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Overturned lorry on A1 causing tailbacks

Overturned lorry on A1 Credit: ITV Calendar

Huge engineering train used to prevent land slips

A new engineering train - one of the longest and most expensive ever - is aiming to make land slips like the one in Hatfield last year a thing of the past, by keeping the condition of the track up to scratch.

The huge slip in South Yorkshire in 2013 cut off the railway line at Hatfield, causing a mass of twisted tracks which put the line out of action for five months while repairs were carried out. It cost tens of millions of pounds to put right.

ITV's Mike Pearse has been to see the new train in action:

Police appeal for witnesses to fatal Leeds collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Leeds in which a pedestrian was killed.

Car overturned on Kirkstall Road

At about 11:50am today the 23-year-old woman was involved in a collision with a red Vauxhall Astra while crossing Kirkstall Road, near to the Benfield Ford car dealership.

She was treated at the scene before being taken to Leeds General Infirmary where she was pronounced dead a short time later. The 26-year-old driver of the car was taken to hospital but was not believed to be seriously injured.

The scene is undergoing examination and a full closure of the carriageways in both directions remains in place.

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