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Storm cuts power to 1,000 homes
About 1,000 homes on the outskirts of Leeds are without power after severe thunderstorms in the early hours. (Read More...)
New rugby league ground moves closer
A new Castleford Tigers stadium moves closer with the news the secretary of state has not "called in" a £135m scheme. (Read More...)
New anti-extremism strategy 'needed'
A new initiative to tackle extremism is needed because the government's current strategy is not working, two council leaders say. (Read More...)
Rail workers vote for strike action
Commuters could be set for a summer of delays as Northern Rail workers vote for strike action. (Read More...)
School improves despite teacher death
A school in Leeds where teacher Ann Maguire was stabbed to death has improved despite the murder, Ofsted inspectors say. (Read More...)
Man arrested for train bomb 'threat'
A man from Leeds is arrested for threatening to "blow up" a train in Yorkshire. (Read More...)
Prince Andrew Huddersfield chancellor
The Duke of York is going to get a new title, chancellor of the University of Huddersfield. (Read More...)
Police criticised for abuse inquiries
Police in England and Wales failed to carry out effective investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect, a report says. (Read More...)
George Galloway 'made me do chores'
George Galloway asked his ex-parliamentary aide to buy him underwear and organise his wedding party, she tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme. (Read More...)
Police cleared over gunshot death
No police officers will face legal action after a man died of a gunshot wound in a raid on a Bradford house. (Read More...)
Couple from Leeds among Tunisia dead
A rail worker and his wife were among the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia, the Foreign Office confirms. (Read More...)
Further charge over drug yacht plot
An eighth person has been charged in connection with a plot to smuggle around a tonne of cocaine into the UK. (Read More...)
VIDEO: Boy, six, awaits NHS drug decision
A boy from Otley with a rare genetic disease (Read More...)
VIDEO: 'Bike library' scheme launches
Child bike borrowing scheme in Leeds (Read More...)
Huddersfield v Hull KR (Sun)
Team news as Huddersfield host Hull KR in Sunday's Super League fixture at the John Smith's Stadium (15:00 BST). (Read More...)
Castleford v Widnes (Sun)
Team news as Castleford host Widnes in Sunday's Super League fixture at The Jungle (15:30 BST). (Read More...)
Hull FC v Wakefield (Sun)
Team news as Hull FC host Wakefield in Sunday's Super League fixture at the KC Stadium (15:00 BST). (Read More...)
Wakefield win just the start - Smith
Head coach Brian Smith says Wakefield realise ending their Super League losing streak is just a small step to recovery. (Read More...)
Leeds 46-18 St Helens
Ash Handley's hat-trick helps Leeds to victory over St Helens in a Challenge Cup semi-final dress rehearsal. (Read More...)
Hull KR sign Rhinos centre Minns
Hull Kingston Rovers sign centre Thomas Minns from Leeds Rhinos on a three-year deal, starting from 2016. (Read More...)
Hardaker signs new Leeds contract
Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker signs a new four-year contract with the Super League leaders. (Read More...)
Bradford City sign full-back McMahon
Bradford City sign full-back Tony McMahon on a two-year deal after he was released by Blackpool. (Read More...)
Wolves sign Huddersfield's Coady
Wolves sign Huddersfield Town midfielder Conor Coady for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal. (Read More...)
Leeds United are on the up - Wood
New Leeds United striker Chris Wood says he believes the club has "turned a corner". (Read More...)
England name Rashid in Ashes squad
Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid is included in England's 13-man squad for the opening Ashes Test against Australia. (Read More...)


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