Leeds today: barbershop, fraud, history, floods.

Morning all, Elly Snare here with you for today’s news roundup!

The BBC reports on tragic news that a policeman has died on the Wakefield M1 after he was hit by an HGV. It’s believed that he had got out to help a woman who had broken down.

British Gas have sent a £72,000 gas bill to a bar-owning couple in Horsforth, after their meter had been wrongly charged for the past 5 years.

In other large-sums-of-money news, a former Leeds restaurant owner has been jailed for a scam that conned a total of £382,000 from wine lovers (Yorkshire Evening Post).

Hebe Media have a great round up post of the events before (and during) Leeds Fashion Show, including some good video footage.

Leeds Forum has a call out for someone who can lead an historical tour around Calverley, as well as walk and talk at the same time. Not as easy as it seems!

My Life in Leeds has a mini history lesson with a post by Richard Smyth on the role of Leeds in the Industrial Revolution, including the invention of carbonated water.

South Leeds Life reports on a planning application to turn the King’s Arms pub, Holbeck, into a block of flats – you can also comment on the application.

The Guardian Northerner blog reports on the reopening of Redcar steel works, set to start producing 3.6 million tonnes a year of steel.

Flood and gale warnings have been issued to many homes and businesses in Yorkshire, specifically around Scarborough and the North Sea coast, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Finally, in barbershop news, glamorous barbershop chorus the White Rosettes this weekend won the national title 13th year running! Woo! Check out this video of their 2009 performance. Two words: SPANGLE BARBERSHOP.

Have a great Tuesday and don’t forget to give us a tweet, email, or barbershop song to let us know your local news!

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