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A 24-year-old man has died and another, also 24, received serious injuries when their vehicle left the road and hit a tree in Wakefield last night.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision which happened shortly before 9.50pm on Flanshaw Way. The dead man was a passenger in a black Skoda Fabia travelling towards Flanshaw Lane.
The driver is being treated in Leeds General Infirmary where his injuries are said to be serious but non-life threatening. Police are appealing for witnesses.
As part of our ongoing enquiries in to this collision, we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or the manner of driving of the vehicle prior to the collision. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101.
University lecturers across our region are set to begin a two-day national walkout today in an ongoing row over pay.
The strike has been called by the University and College Union (UCU).
Further industrial action will see staff working to contract from this point, which includes refusing to work overtime, set additional work or undertake voluntary tasks such as covering for colleagues.
The move is likely to cause disruption on campuses around the country.
A hearing takes place in London today ahead of the inquests into the deaths of 30 Britons in a terrorist attack in Tunisia.
Six people from our region were among those killed when a gunman opened fire on a beach near the town of Sousse last June.
The inquests are scheduled for 2017.
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