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  1. Updates on Friday 12 June 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Alex Moss

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight from Local Live

    Stuart Harratt

    BBC Local Live

    That's it from Local Live for today.

    Join us again at 08:00 on Monday for more news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Castleford sign French prop Springer

    BBC Sport

    Castleford have signed prop Gadwin Springer from Catalans Dragons on a two-and-a-half year deal.

    Gadwin Springer

    The 22-year-old joins with immediate effect, and could be included in the Tigers squad for next Thursday's home fixture with St Helens.

    Springer made his Super League debut in 2014 and has now made three appearances, scoring one try.

  3. Raid on £1m cannabis farm in Wakefield

    Wakefield Express

    A £1m cannabis farm in Wakefield has been shut down by police.

    Police at the unit in Wakefield

    Officers raided the unit on Millenia Park Industrial Estate off Thornes Road earlier this week.

  4. Teacher stabbing: Boy's charge

    Stuart Harratt

    BBC Local Live

    More on the news that a 14-year-old-boy has been charged with attempted murder and possession of cannabis following an incident at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford yesterday.

    He is to appear at Bradford Youth Remand Court tomorrow.

    West Yorkshire Police is reminding the public and the media to refrain from speculating about the arrested person's identity saying that any attempt to identify via social media or otherwise may prejudice court proceedings.

  5. BreakingBoy charged over teacher stabbing


    A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a teacher at a Bradford school.

  6. Train delays at Leeds

    Northern Rail tweets: Due to signalling problems at #Leeds trains have to run at reduced speed on some lines. Services may be delayed.

  7. Airport rail link 'as soon as possible'

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Bradford Council leader Dave Green has told BBC Radio Leeds that he wants the rail link at Leeds Bradford Airport to start as soon as possible.

    He said: "We are looking at rail or tram links. There are also people talking road links."

    Listen back to the interview here.

  8. Stabbed teacher 'pillar of community'

    A friend of the teacher stabbed by a pupil in Bradford yesterday describes him as a "pillar of the community".

    Sam Leigh (pictured) says supply teacher Vincent Uzomah, 50, is a well respected member of the Nigerian community in Leeds and is married with two children.

    Sam Leigh

    He says: "He's a family man. He loves his family, goes to church. He's a solid guy."

    Mr Uzomah was stabbed in the stomach during a science lesson at Dixons Kings Academy and is now recovering in hospital.

  9. European Games 2015: What are they?

    BBC Sport

    Leeds boxer Nicola Adams (pictured) will carry the flag for Great Britain at the opening ceremony for the inaugural European Games in Baku tonight; but what are they - and what's at stake?

    European Games: Flag honour 'means everything' to Adams

    Read a full explainer on the BBC Sport page.

  10. Lanes re-open but drivers delayed

    BBC Travel

    All lanes have re-opened on a part of the M1 after a lorry crash earlier.

    northbound between junction 41 and 42.

  11. Warm afternoon

    BBC Weather

    Should stay dry and fine this afternoon with long spells of sunshine.

    Leeds weather

    The sunshine may become hazy at times but with light winds it will feel warm this afternoon.

  12. Lorry crash leads to M1 delays

    BBC Travel

    Two lorries have been involved in an accident on the M1 leading to severe disruption.

    It has happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 41 and junction 42.

    Two lanes are currently closed.

  13. Piece Hall appoints CEO

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    The Piece Hall Trust has appointed its first chief executive, Sam Mason, to oversee the transformation of the 18th Century building.

    Artist impression of the new look Piece Hall

    The Grade I listed building was opened in 1779 as a trading centre for locally woven cloth and was converted into a tourist attraction in the 1970s.

    Last year it was closed for £19m refurbishment scheme, which is now well under way.

  14. Bradford 'not recognised' in Westminster

    Louise Martin

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The leader of Bradford Council Dave Green says the government should do more to include the city in its plans for a so-called 'Northern Powerhouse'.

    David Green

    He's told BBC Radio Leeds: "Bradford is an integral part of the Northern Powerhouse but I don't think that's recognised in Whitehall and Westminster. I think Bradford is not unique, they need to review the way they fund the North, to make sure we have adequate funds."

  15. Stabbed teacher family want 'privacy'

    Police have given an update on the teacher who was stabbed by a pupil during a science class yesterday.

    Vincent Uzomah

    They say Vincent Uzomah remains in hospital today where he is recovering from his injuries.

    His family have said they will not be speaking to the media and have requested privacy.

  16. Pervert had almost 65,000 child porn images at his Leeds home

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    A pervert who downloaded an "astonishing" number of extreme sexually abusive images of children on computers at his home in Leeds has been jailed.

    Michael Sutcliffe
  17. Stabbed teacher a 'gentle man'

    A neighbour who lives next door to Vincent Uzomah, the teacher stabbed by a pupil in Bradford, has described him as a "very gentle" man.

    June Hayes told BBC Radio Leeds: "He's a very gentle and loving and caring man, all the family are, not just him, his wife and kids."

  18. Tigers sign teen Robson

    Dave Fletcher

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Castleford Tigers has given a two year contract to teenage winger Ashley Robson.

    Ashley Robson

    The 19-year-old scored the match-winning try on his senior debut at Salford in April.

  19. CCTV of running woman sex attack

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    CCTV footage has been released by police hunting a man who sexually assaulted and then attacked a woman while out running.

    Police CCTV

    The 39-year-old was on the towpath of the Leeds Liverpool Canal on Wednesday morning when the man ran up behind her and sexually assaulted her before blocking her way.

    The woman fell to the ground and the man put his arm around her neck causing her to lose consciousness.

  20. Teacher stabbing: Leader supports stab school handling

    Richard Stead

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Bradford Council leader David Green has spoken about the stabbing of a teacher at the city's Dixons Kings Academy yesterday.

    David Green

    Speaking during his hot seat interview on BBC Radio Leeds, the Labour councillor said he was shocked by what happened and gave the school his full support for the way they handled it.

    He said: "We also need to work with the school to learn lessons with them."

  21. Fire at warehouse in Ossett

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    Firefighters are dealing with a warehouse blaze in Ossett.

    Flames were spotted just before 9.30am at Healey New Mills on Healey Road.

    Four jets are being used to tackle the fire at the wooden furniture manufacturer. No one has been hurt.

  22. Teacher stabbing: support for school

    Bradford South MP Judith Cummins says she will be meeting with the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to discuss the stabbing of a teacher Vincent Uzomah.

    She says her priority is to make sure the school, pupils and staff are supported following the incident at Dixons Kings Academy.

    The MP is also due to meet the academy's head later today.

  23. MPs call to avert 'traffic chaos'

    Huddersfield Examiner

    Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney is calling for an urgent debate in the Commons on the M62 following a three-lorry crash.

    Conservative MP for Colne Valley Jason McCartney

    He says more exits are needed on the motorway to avoid traffic chaos when accidents cause closures.

    Drivers were stuck on the carriageway for up to eight hours following the accident which left a lorry driver fighting for his life.

  24. Bradford Council leader in hot seat

    BBC Radio Leeds

    BBC Radio Leeds' Richard Stead will be putting Bradford Council leader David Green in the hot seat from 11am.

    David Green

    If you've got a question about what's happening or not happening you can call Radio Leeds on 0345 303 33 33 or text LEEDS 81333.

  25. Latest headlines

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories so far on BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire are:

  26. Driver delays on M62 continues

    BBC Travel

    An earlier vehicle fire and fuel spillage is continuing to cause severe disruption on the M62 at junction 28.

    The exit slip road to the A650 Bradford Road westbound remains closed.

    Drivers are being warned of delays.

  27. Nicola Adams: GB flag-bearer hopes her hair holds up

    BBC Breakfast

    Leeds Boxer Nicola Adams will carry the flag for Great Britain at the opening ceremony for the inaugural European Games in Baku tonight.

    Nicola Adams

    She's told BBC Breakfast: "It's quite windy here, I'm happy that my hair is holding up, I can't wait for tonight, it's such an honour to carry the flag and bring the whole of Team GB out in to the stadium tonight."

  28. Man charged over city attack

    A man has been charged over the attack of a woman in Leeds on Monday night.

    The 23-year-old victim reported being dragged into bushes on Redcote Lane in Kirkstall.

    The 30-year-old man from Bramley will be up before magistrates in Leeds later charged with kidnap and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

  29. Latest headlines

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories so far on BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire are:

  30. Police quiz boy held for teacher stabbing

    Police are continuing to question a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after a teacher was stabbed in Bradford on Thursday.

    Vincent Uzomah

    Vincent Uzomah was stabbed in the stomach with a knife in front of pupils during a science lesson at Dixons Kings Academy.

    The 50-year-old is understood to have been working as a supply teacher at the school and is in a stable condition in hospital, police say.

  31. Grey to start but becoming warm

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Grey to start in places but soon becoming warm with long spells of sunshine.

    Weather forecast

    There'll be a gentle, easterly breeze and temperatures will reach about 22C (72F).

  32. Good morning

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Friday 12 June 2015.

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