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Up and away: Leeds-Dublin direct flights take off for the first time in 14 years

Aer Lingus has launched a new route from Leeds-Bradford to Dublin airport.

Aer Lingus will operate the Leeds-Dublin route for the first time in 14 years Credit: Press Association

For the first time in 14 years, the airline will operate two daily return flights between Leeds Bradford and Dublin and expects to carry 70,000 passengers on the route in 2015.

The Leeds-Dublin route will be serviced by the airline’s newest aircraft which were delivered brand new in June this year.

This route will provide a link to the US through Dublin for Leeds-based passengers who can connect to Aer Lingus mainline transatlantic services. This includes flights to New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, San Francisco and Toronto.

Dublin airport provides customs and security pre-clearance for passengers travelling to the US which means they are treated as domestic passengers on arrival and so avoid long delays often associated with security checks in the US.

Leeds Bradford is a popular destination and we look forward to welcoming passengers on board and growing this route further

– Simon Fagan, Chief Commercial Officer, Stobart Air

Person hit by train near Crossflats

There are reports of a person being hit by a train in Crossflats.

The incident is causing disruption to journeys between Skipton and Leeds/Bradford Forster Square.

Trains have been unable to run between Skipton/Shipley and Bradford Forster Square and replacement buses have been requested.

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Man in hospital with life-threatening injuries after Bridlington crash

A 24-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash on Flamborough Road in Bridlington in the early hours of the morning. His car left the road and collided with trees, coming to rest in a ravine. He is currently being treated at Hull Royal Infirmary. The 27-year-old passenger received minor injuries and has now been released from hospital. The B1255 is closed to allow the scene to be examined and diversions are in place.

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