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  1. Updates on Friday 5 June 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's all for this week on BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

    We'll be back again from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

  2. City celebrates BBC Music Day

    BBC Look North

    The official Bradford BBC Music Day town crier is here in Centenary Square as part of this afternoon's celebration of marvellous music.

    Town crier
  3. Phillips signs new Leeds deal

    BBC Sport

    Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has signed a new two-year deal.

    Kalvin Phillips

    The 19-year-old made his debut for the Championship side in the 4-3 defeat by Wolves on 6 April before scoring in the 2-1 home loss to Cardiff.

    He joins fellow academy graduate Lewis Cook in extending his stay with the club this summer.

  4. BBC Music Day: 'A fabulous opportunity'

    Johnny I'Anson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    BBC Music Day in Bradford is a "fabulous opportunity for people to get together and play", according to Felicity French, artistic head of Bradford Music and Arts Centre.

    Performance at City Park

    With at least 700 children singing and performing in City Park this afternoon, Felicity has told me that the event so far has been "wonderful".

    "It's a chance to bring everyone together so they can all see other other, hear the different performances and perform to each other."

  5. Alton Towers crash: Four rollercoasters shut

    Four rollercoasters at three theme parks have been shut after a crash at Alton Towers in which 16 people, including a Huddersfield University student, were injured earlier this week.

    Scene of incident

    The Smiler, which crashed, and Saw, a similar ride at Thorpe Park, would both be shut "for the foreseeable future", says owner Merlin Entertainments. Two rides at Chessington World of Adventures have also been closed until new safety protocols are applied.

    Joe Pugh, 18, a textile design student at the University of Huddersfield, suffered leg injuries in the incident at the Staffordshire theme park on Tuesday.

  6. Malaysia backpacker funeral takes place

    Ian White

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    The funeral service for a Bradford man who died in a Malaysian jungle has taken place.

    Funeral service

    Gareth Huntley's body was found on Tioman Island in June last year, eight days after he was believed to have gone on a trek to a waterfall. A post-mortem examination didn't establish the cause of death.

    The funeral for Mr Huntley, 34, was held at Leeds Minster.

  7. Breaking down barriers in Bradford

    Harry Gration

    Presenter, BBC Look North

    There's nothing quite like the power of music to break down barriers and unite communities and today Bradford is one of 10 places across the UK to take part in the BBC's first ever music day.

    Allerton Primary School choir

    I've been to Allerton Primary whose pupils are preparing to take part in this afternoon's Big Sing and body percussion performance in City Park. Music's at the core of this place - you almost need to sing to gain entry!

  8. Man jailed after stealing from neighbour

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A man who stole a cash card from a pensioner while doing some work for her later returned to burgle her home in Marsden, a court has heard.

    Matthew Wheeler
  9. Appeal after town centre attack

    A 36-year-old woman was seriously hurt in an attack in Huddersfield town centre in the early hours of Saturday morning, police have said.

    The incident took place at about 04:30 near Five Bar, when the woman - who was walking with her husband - was assaulted by an unknown man leaving her with injuries which needed hospital treatment.

    The suspect is described as a black male, thick set, 5"10, with a shaved or bald head. Anyone with information is being asked to contact police.

  10. BBC Music Day: 'I'm really excited'

    BBC Look North

    These children have been telling us how they feel to be a part of BBC Music Day in Bradford. Watch our video from City Park here.

  11. Howarth returns to Wildcats

    BBC Sport

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have re-signed Stuart Howarth from Hull FC on an 18-month contract.

    It'll be the second stint at the club for the 25-year-old who made his debut in the Super League for Wakefield back in 2011.

    Stuart Howarth

    In a statement on the club's website, Howarth says: "I'm happy to be back at Wakefield, I was here in 2011 and when I found there was an opportunity to come back to the club, I jumped at it."

  12. CCTV appeal over attempted robbery

    Police in Heckmondwike have issued CCTV footage of a woman they're trying to identify after the attempted robbery of a 94-year-old woman.

    CCTV image

    The incident happened at about 14:00 on Friday 15 May on the footpath leading from the town centre to Morrisons supermarket. The victim unsuccessfully tried to grab the elderly woman's handbag but in the process pulled her to the floor.

    The suspect is described as being about 20-years-old, about 5ft 6ins tall and of slim or medium build. She has long, dark, wavy hair which was tied back at the time, and she's described as having blotchy skin and wide eyes.

  13. Take a deep breath for the Big Sing

    BBC Look North

    The schoolchildren are arriving in Bradford's City Park for this afternoon's Big Sing.

    Children arriving at City Park

    More than 732 school children from 51 schools across Bradford will come together for the first time to perform Anna Meredith's Ten Pieces composition Connect It, a mass body percussion piece in the central mirror pool.

  14. Striker Mclean leaves Bradford City

    BBC Sport

    Bradford City have cancelled the contract of striker Aaron Mclean by mutual consent.

    The 32-year-old joined the Bantams from Hull City in January 2014 and scored six goals in 33 league games.

    He ended the 2014-15 season on loan at his former club Peterborough United, scoring once in 18 league appearances.

  15. West Yorkshire hits the high notes

    Richard Stead

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    BBC Radio Leeds is currently broadcasting live from Leeds College of Music as part of celebrations to mark the first ever BBC Music Day.

    Performers on BBC Music Day

    So far, I've been joined by a real mix of musicians from Josh Kelly playing the Steinway piano, to Leeds hip hop artist Weezy Jefferson, to singer songwriter Roger Davies.

    And that's just a start. Why not get down to City Park in Bradford this afternoon as schoolchildren, rock musicians and classical musicians will all be hitting the high notes?

  16. Setback for ill boy's drug fund plea

    A six-year-old boy from Otley with an incurable medical condition has suffered a setback after the drugs watchdog said it wasn't minded to recommend a drug that could help with his illness.

    Sam Brown

    Sam Brown has Morquio syndrome, which affects the way his skeleton grows. He has been taking Vimizim to treat it. But the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence says the drug is expensive and its clinical benefits have been "overestimated".

  17. Anderson 'wants own piece of Giants history'

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson, who's just signed a new two-year deal, says he had "no intention of walking away" from the club.

    Paul Anderson

    Anderson has told BBC Radio Leeds: "We've got a good club with a chairman who leads from the top and who has good things he wants to do, and I want to be part of that.

    "I want my own piece of history where I can lead the club to some glory and a bit of silverware."

  18. Leeds 'never had a talismanic band'

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    As West Yorkshire does its bit for BBC Music Day today, music journalist Dave Simpson has said that Leeds has never really had a "sound" to mark it out like other cities such as Manchester or Liverpool.

    Kaiser Chiefs

    Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Simpson, who is from the city, says with the exception of the Kaiser Chiefs (pictured), Leeds has "never really had a talismanic band".

    "It's never had a kind of Beatles, a Hollies or a Stone Roses where other people have thought, wow, they're from down our road and we can do that."

    Do you agree? Email or tweet us with your views.

  19. Anderson extends Huddersfield deal

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has signed a new two-year deal, keeping him at the club until the end of 2017.

    Paul Anderson

    Former Great Britain international Anderson took over at the John Smith's Stadium in July 2012 after the departure of Nathan Brown.

    The 43-year-old led them to the league leaders' shield in 2013.

  20. Pub calls time on pigeon party poopers

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    It's a Leeds landmark named after a figure famous for his battles with the French, but today City Square's Black Prince pub is facing up to even more dastardly opponents - pigeons with a penchant for pooping on it.

    Black Prince pub
  21. Manslaughter charge over street attack

    A man has died following a street attack in Leeds, West Yorkshire Police have said.

    The 52-year-old, who's not yet been named, was punched to the ground on High Street, Yeadon, on Sunday. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from serious head injuries where he died yesterday.

    Vincent Greaves, 24, of Silver Cross Way, Guiseley, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court later charged with manslaughter.

  22. Bradford at heart of BBC Music Day

    Bradford is at the centre of the BBC's first ever Music Day.

    Pupils rehearsing for BBC Music Day

    A free event in City Park will feature everything from brass bands to rock music, and one of the main events will be a Big Sing and body percussion piece by hundreds of school children from across the district.

    The day has just begun with a solo by the saxophonist, Roz Sluman, at the western end of Hadrian's Wall ahead of a series of performances as part of a musical relay called Hadrian's Wall of Sound.

  23. A fine, dry and bright day

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Today will see a mild start, with a fine, dry and bright day to follow - but with a risk of thundery showers in the morning.

    Weather forecast

    These will clear as cloud increases from the west through the afternoon with patchy rain in places.

    It'll be warm again, with highs of about 22C (72F).

  24. Good morning

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Friday 5 June 2015.

    I'll be with you until 18:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates - as well as the latest from BBC Music Day across the county.

    And please feel free to send me your news, pictures and comments via