Leeds Now live updates: Wednesday 6th November

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Live updates from our reporters across Leeds.

9:49 am- 2 times gold medal Olympic champion Nicola Adams OBE announces retirement. After fears for her eyesight.

Nicola Adams and Cancan Ren at the 2012 London Olympics during a fight
Nicola Adams during the 2012 London Olympics

10:11 am- Leeds International film festival starts tonight with a special preview of the movie ‘Rocks’ at Leeds Town Hall.

10:21 am- Harehills Road operation clean-up has begun after riot police had to handle a Bonfire night disorder in the area last night.

10:34 am- Leeds United fans start a food drive to help families in need at Christmas. The drive will be in Bremner Square and the Leeds United store outside the stadium.

Leeds United stadium
Leeds United stadium where the fans are organising a food bank.

10:45 am- A Yorkshire cycling-on-prescription scheme may start across the whole of the UK. The 12 weeks of cycling scheme run by Cycle UK has shown that cycling is good for overall well being.

a group of people cycling
Cycling-on-prescription could start across the whole UK

10:55 am- M&S has poor clothing sales, seeing a massive dip in sales. Following the closure of 17 stores this year.

M&S store on Briggate
Marks and Spencer facing a massive dip in clothing sales.

11:10 am- Update from our reporter Gemma Ryles on National Stress Day.

11:15 am: West Yorkshire motorway crash victim has died. John Rangeley, 47 from Beeston has died after crashing into an articulated lorry yesterday morning.

Police cars
A man died after a crash on M621 in Leeds

11:21 am- An update from our reporter Gabby Mercer on the Christmas Market.

11:25 am- Leeds Now reporters are speaking to Smart Works Leeds on the opening of their new store.

11:28 am- 15 men have been arrested including an 11-year-old boy after four officers were injured in the Harehills Bonfire night incident.

11:43 am- West Yorkshire Police have released an appeal in connection to an assault.

11:58 am- Our reporter Oscar Bellerby has an update on the Harehills incident.

12:02 pm- Concerns from Police over the rise of ‘paedophile hunters’. With Leeds group ‘Predator Exposure’ claiming to have exposed more than 30 paedophiles.

Someone messaging on a phone
Perpetrator Exposure is concerning the police

12:13 pm- Update from our reporter Kara Mckune on national stress awareness day.

12:26 pm- Our reporter Jessica Barton has an update on the setting up of the Christmas lights turn on.

12:33 pm- Jumbo Records went to the House of Parliament last night after its nomination in Best Small Shops Competition.

12:45 pm- Fire engine and 2 firefighters attacked last night at Harehills.

Fire engine
2 firefighters attacked last night.

12:56 pm- Gemma Ryles updates us on research from Mind on national stress day.

13:07 pm – Our court reporter Molly Caple has been busy reporting on the latest hearings.

13:21: pm- Leeds City Council has announced its commitment to promoting healthy aging.

13:37 pm- Leeds has been given a weather warning from the met office. with heavy rain expected across the next few days.

13:40 pm- Our reporter Molly Carr tells how Meghan Markle helped the charity Smart Works.

13:54 pm- Leeds Now reporters have been at the scene in Harehills to see the after mass of last night’s bonfire fire incident.

Burnt ground from where fireworks were set off
Harehills local park after mass from last night’s bonfire incident.

13:59 pm- Staff threatened in Harehills mini-mart by masked men carrying knives. Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

Harehills road in Roundhay Leeds
Shops along Harehills road that were targeted by 3 masked men.

14:08 pm- Our reporter Lauren West has an update on the Rough Sleepers Grant coming to Leeds.

14:11 pm- More from Kara Mckune on national stress awareness day.

14:50 pm- Leeds City Council has announced that the Lord Mayor will be leading the Remembrance Services on Sunday.

Crosses with poppies on them
The service will take place in Victoria Gardens.

15:05 pm- White Rose shopping center is opening three new shops and hospitality sites. From an escape room to a restaurant inspired by Indian wraps. The shops are set to open soon.

15:15 pm- There are currently delays on the number 6 and 27 buses in Leeds.

15:25 pm- Gemma Ryles updates us on national stress awareness day.

15:30 pm- Two people have been arrested following an attack on a teenager using a machete during bonfire night in East End Park.

East End Park sign in Leeds
The attack happened in East End Park.

15:38 pm- Leeds Beckett School of Art is hosting a free event on Friday with the artist Michael Landy.

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