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Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post's live blog on Friday, August 7.

By Abbey Maclure
Friday, 7th August 2020, 7:09 pm
The latest Leeds news on Friday, July 7 (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)
The latest Leeds news on Friday, July 7 (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

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Last updated: Friday, 07 August, 2020, 06:47

  • Local lockdown rules in West Yorkshire to continue
  • Leeds predicted to be hotter than Tenerife as temperatures hit 28C
  • New mobile testing sites set up in Kirkstall and Fearnville after ‘cluster’ of Covid-19 cases
  • New face mask rules come into force today
  • Police cordon in Carr Manor estate following robbery

Government considers application for River Wharfe to receive 'bathing water status' in Ilkley

An application has been made for part of the River Wharfe to receive 'bathing water status'.

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Number of people currently in hospitals and on ventilators in England:

Government data figures have revealed how many coronavirus patients are currently in hospitals and on ventilators in England.

Three coronavirus deaths in Yorkshire hospitals

Three new coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Yorkshire hospitals according to the daily Public Health update.

The deaths were recorded at the following trusts:

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 1

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 1

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 1

Government expected to make announcement on local lockdowns

The Government is expected to make an announcement on the status of the local lockdown measures in West Yorkshire, the North West of England and Leicester.

Keep following our live blog for the latest updates.

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Update expected on local lockdown restrictions in West Yorkshire

The Government is expected to make an announcement today on the status of the local lockdown measures.

Measures banning mixing between households were due for review on Thursday, a week after they were brought in for residents in Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees.

15 Leeds residents charged in large police sting

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