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Leeds news LIVE: Saturday March 6
Last updated: Saturday, 06 March, 2021, 11:14
Leeds schools prepare to reopen on Monday
Primary and secondary school pupils must go back to school on Monday - and these are the key rules around face masks, testing, attendance and more:
Primary and secondary school pupils must go back to school on Monday - and these are the key rules around face masks, testing, attendance and more
A school uniform bank is preparing to help cash-strapped parents as pupils return to school:
How a uniform bank is preparing to help cash-strapped parents and the environment ahead of school return on Monday
A uniform bank is gathering stock and preparing bundles of back to school clothes ahead of a predicted boom in parents needing help with kitting their children ahead of new terms this year.
There is trepidation, anxiety and excitement among parents and teachers ahead of Monday:
Mixed feelings over vaccines, safety and pupil progress as schools prepare for a return to the class-room
Schooling returns to classrooms next week after what has been almost a year of lockdowns, cancelled exams, disruption and home-schooling.
Coronavirus infection rate falls to 128.4 new cases per 100,000 people
Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s live news blog on Saturday March 6.
Here’s the latest news this morning:
There have been no new Covid deaths recorded in Leeds hospitals, according to the latest daily update.
First Leeds has announced its buses will return to pre-lockdown frequency from this weekend.
Plans to build a 20-storey apartment block east of Leeds city centre is set to go before council planning chiefs at a meeting this month.
Well known landmarks in Leeds have been lit up tonight (Friday) to mark Endometriosis Awareness Month.
A man has been taken to hospital after a crash near Golden Acre Park.
The Savvy Baker is hiring and here's how you could get a job baking brownies for Leeds United players
The owner of one of Leeds' most tasty and chocolatey brownie businesses is on the hunt for new staff - and here's how you can get involved with the yumminess.
Statement from West Yorkshire Police - woman brought to safety from bridge
West Yorkshire Police have confirmed they were called to reports of a woman on the wrong side of the railings on a bridge over the M1.
A spokesperson said: “Police were called at 4.44am to reports of a female on wrong side of the railings on a bridge over the M1 on Wakefield Road, at Rothwell, Leeds.
“Officers attended and she was brought to safety.”
Police incident cleared but residual delays in place
There is queuing traffic on the M1 near Leeds due to the earlier police incident, which has now cleared.
According to AA, there are delays of eight minutes and increasing on M1 Northbound between M621 (Leeds) and J44 A639 Leeds Road (Leeds South/Rothwell).
Average speed five mph.
A diversion was put in place
Motorists travelling northbound and southbound early this morning were told to follow a diversion due to the police incident.
This has caused a build-up of traffic on the M621.
A messsage on Highways England’s website warns: “Please allow plenty of extra time for your journey if you’re travelling in the area.”
Police incident closes M1 near Leeds in both directions
A police incident on the M1, between the Rothwell and Leeds South junctions, closed the road in both directions.
West Yorkshire Police were called to the scene at about 5am.
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Dad of Leeds toddler diagnosed with satsuma-sized tumour urges parents to know the signs
As part of Brain Cancer Awareness week, the dad of a Leeds toddler who was diagnosed with a satsuma-sized brain tumour has urged other parents to be aware of the symptoms of the cancer.
Two-year-old Kasper McMullen underwent major surgery to remove the tumour from his brain stem in July.
The operation successfully removed 99 per cent of the tumour, but Kasper has since been in and out of Leeds General Infirmary following complications.
His dad Paul McMullen is sharing Kasper's story to help other parents identify the signs of a potential tumour.
Quad biker in hospital with life threatening injuries after crashing into parked car in Farnley
A quad biker was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after it collided with a parked car in Leeds.
The 33-year-old man was riding the bike on Tong Drive in Farnley this afternoon (Wednesday).
The quad bike collided with a parked car at around 2.25pm before the rider was taken to hospital for treatment to his life threatening injuries.
The bike was removed from the scene before the police got there and they are appealing for anyone who knows where it is to contact them referencing log 816 of March 3.