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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 8 December 2015

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for today, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

    Remember to get in touch with your pictures and stories.

  2. More news from West Yorkshire: Coming up on BBC Look North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join us on BBC One at 18:30 for Look North as we examine the government's decision to review the care of transgender prisoners following the death of Vikki Thompson in Armley prison in Leeds.

    Also, we'll get reaction to claims that Yorkshire's police forces are among those across England and Wales not yet prepared to protect people from honour-based violence.

  3. West Yorkshire's weather: A cool, breezy and showery night

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We'll see a cool, breezy and showery end to the day with a touch of frost overnight.

    Weather map

    The minimum temperature will be about 7C (45F).

  4. Queensbury wagons 'adhere to transportation rules'

    A company has responded to a 2,000-strong petition claiming that "disgusting smells and spillages" are coming from its wagons carrying animal by-product through a Bradford village.

    Residents of Queensbury have complained about people being "physically sick" from odours coming from Leo Group vehicles.

    A spokesman for Leo Group says the vehicles "adhere to transportation standards" and that "we go to great lengths to ensure that all cargo is safely moved".

  5. Latest headlines: Police 'not properly prepared' to tackle honour-based crime and the care of transgender prisoners faces review

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire this evening include:

  6. 'Three-strikes' policy to tackle beggars in Leeds

    A new "three strikes and you're out" policy is being introduced to tackle beggars in Leeds city centre.

    People who hassle the public for cash will eventually have to prove they are homeless and without healthcare.

    Chris Fields, from the St George's Crypt homeless charity in Leeds, says he supports the move as such beggars give the "real homeless" a bad name.

    Quote Message: You get these guys and women who sit on street corners and give it a real good job of pulling at your heartstrings and getting money off you." from Chris Fields St George's Crypt
    Chris FieldsSt George's Crypt
  7. Transgender prisoners: Ministry of Justice to review care

    The care of transgender prisoners in England and Wales is to be reviewed after two inmate deaths, including one in Leeds, the Ministry of Justice has said.

    Vikki Thompson

    Justice Secretary Michael Gove ordered the review to ensure the care of such offenders is "fit for purpose".

    Vikki Thompson, 21, was found dead in her cell at Armley Jail in November and Joanne Latham, 38, died earlier this month at HMP Woodhill. Both were in all-male prisons.

    The MoJ said concerns had been reported over the current rules.

  8. Latest headlines: Police 'not properly prepared' to tackle honour-based crime and the care of transgender prisoners to be reviewed

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire this afternoon include:

  9. Household spend rises to £531 a week

    Daniel Wainwright

    Data unit - English regions

    Regional differences in household spending across England on everything from rent to tobacco have been revealed.

    The Office for National Statistics says average spending was £531 a week in 2014, up from £507 in 2012 and £524 in 2013 after adjusting for inflation.

    Londoners spent the most altogether, £616 per household per week between 2012 and 2014. People from Yorkshire and Humber spent a weekly average of £451.

  10. New film puts Leeds music scene in spotlight

    A new documentary film examining some of the great untold stories of the Leeds music scene premieres in the city tonight

    The film looks back at the big moments from the Leeds music scene and features interviews with some of the key players such as Tim Garbutt and Jez Willis from Utah Saints

    Video content

    Video caption: The BBC and Hebe Media have charted some of the major movements of the Leeds scene.

    BBC Radio Leeds presenter Johnny I'Anson has been involved in making the film and is the documentary's narrator.

    Quote Message: There are some great tales of the bands that could have been big. There's so much that there will be volumes two and three." from Johnny I'Anson BBC Radio Leeds presenter
    Johnny I'AnsonBBC Radio Leeds presenter
  11. Emmerdale actress Shirley Stelfox dies aged 74

    Emmerdale actress Shirley Stelfox has died following a short illness.

    Shirley Stelfox

    The 74-year-old was best known for her role as Edna Birch in the West Yorkshire-based ITV soap, which she played for the last 15 years.

    In a statement, her agent said she had been diagnosed with cancer and passed away on Monday.

    Quote Message: The family here at Emmerdale are deeply saddened by Shirley's passing. It is hard to imagine Emmerdale without her." from John Whiston ITV Executive Producer
    John WhistonITV Executive Producer
  12. In pictures: Your photos from across West Yorkshire

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

    We love to see your pictures from across West Yorkshire and each day we use one of your photos on our BBC Local Live page. 

    Fog over Addingham

    Special thanks to Andy Laban who sent in his picture of fog over Addingham this week.

    Why not send us your pictures? I'm looking forward to seeing the county from your perspective.

  13. MP secures debate over Kellingley Colliery closure

    The Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford is continuing her campaign to keep the imminent closure of Kellingley colliery - Britain's last deep pit - in the spotlight.

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  14. Huddersfield's Whitehead sidelined with knee injury

    Huddersfield Town midfielder Dean Whitehead has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a knee injury.

    Dean Whitehead

    The 33-year-old former Stoke City, Sunderland and Oxford United man was forced off hurt in the second half of Saturday's 2-0 win at Birmingham City.

    Whitehead has made 19 appearances for the Terriers this season, having joined Huddersfield following his release from Middlesbrough in the summer.

  15. Queensbury 'smelly' wagons are 'making people sick'

    More than 2,000 people have signed a petition against "disgusting smells and spillages" from wagons transporting animal by-product through a Bradford village.

    Queensbury

    Residents of Queensbury have complained about people being "physically sick" from odours coming from Leo Group vehicles.

    They've called for the company to use sealed containers to transport by-product or to change the wagon route.

    Leo Group is yet to comment on the concerns.

  16. More news from West Yorkshire: Coming up on BBC Look North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join us on BBC One at 13:30 for Look North as we look at claims by the police watchdog that Yorkshire's forces are among those across England and Wales not yet prepared to protect people from honour-based violence

    Honour crime is the name given to offences carried out by people claiming they are protecting their cultural and religious beliefs.

  17. A panto with a difference hits the stage in Headingley

    A panto being performed in Leeds later today features a dame, dwarves and, of course, Snow White - in other words the staples of any classic pantomime.

    Video content

    Video caption: A panto with difference, this one focuses around the themes of drink, drug and addiction.

    But this panto is a little different, with drugs, alcohol and addiction as the main themes of the production.

    Snowball White and the Dwarves is on at St Chads Church in Headingley, with the money raised going to Reflection House in Castleford to help treat people with addictions.