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Tour de Yorkshire: Excitement at Settle

A crowd has gathered, eagerly awaiting the riders at the finish of the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire in Settle.

A crowd has gathered at the finish line in Settle, ready for the end of the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire 2016! Credit: ITV News

Millions of people turned out to watch the inaugural cycling race last year - which showcased well-known spots including Whitby Abbey and Ilkely Moor.


Police name woman who died in A58 collision

West Yorkshire police have named the woman who died following a collision on the A58 near Wyke as Janet Molloy.

West Yorkshire Police have named the woman who died in the A58 collision as Janet Molloy Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The 51-year-old of Norwood Green, died from serious injuries after she was in collision with a Toyota IQ2 close to the Wyke Lion pub at about 1.10am on April 24.

The vehicle was travelling towards Bradford at the time and its 19-year-old male driver is assisting the investigation.

We are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who saw the vehicle or Mrs Molloy immediately prior to it.

– Mathew Tunney, Acting Sergeant, West Yorkshire Police

Police concerned for missing Bradford woman

Magette Gueye was last seen on Wednesday 26 April Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police in West Yorkshire are appealing for information to help trace a missing 18-year-old woman from Bradford.

Magette Gueye was last seen on Wednesday 26 April at around 12.15pm, as she left a medical centre on Woodroyd Road in the city.

She is described as a black female and of a slim build. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a brown jumper, black coat and a brown head scarf.

Police are seriously concerned for her safety and would appeal to anyone with any information to contact them.

Tour de France winner wishes Gary Verity and Tour de Yorkshire good luck

The 2013 and 2015 Tour de France winner Chris Froome has wished Gary Verity and the rest of the Tour de Yorkshire team good luck.


Flood-hit Leeds engineering firm set to close

A flood-hit coil spring factory in Leeds is set to close today.

Credit: ITV News

ThyssenKrupp Woodhead on Kirkstall Road, has been unable to open due to extensive damage during the Boxing Day floods. The company has been trading at the site since 1999.

Today, all 93 employees based at the plant will meet at around midday before walking out together in a symbolic show of solidarity.

Ambulance worker set for ballot over 'unfulfilled promises'

Ambulance staff are being balloted from today on potential industrial action against what they call 'unfulfilled promises' from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

GMB, the union for ambulance staff is demanding better pay and working condition for ambulance workers. The union also wants a safe and sensible retirement age, proper training and improved development and career progression for ambulance drivers.

The ballot runs until 25 May.

Tour de Yorkshire 2016 set to begin

One of the biggest sporting events in the region's calendar gets underway this morning.

Sir Bradley Wiggins is one of the star names taking part Credit: Press Association

Millions turned out to watch the Tour de Yorkshire cycling race last year - which showcased well-known spots including Whitby Abbey and Ilkely Moor.

Today at midday, stage one of three begins in Beverley. Riders will also go through Tadcaster and Knaresborough, before the finish in Settle.

Sir Bradley Wiggins and last year's winner Lars Petter Nordhaug are among those taking part.

Click here for more information about the race, routes and riders.

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