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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 10 December 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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By Martin Coldrick and Liam Ward

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's live coverage across the day

    That's all for today from BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

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

  2. West Yorkshire's weather: Clear spells and frost in places

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will see clear spells and scattered showers with a minimum temperature of about 2C (36F) with a ground frost in places.

    Weather forecast

    Tomorrow will be cold but bright with sunny spells and scattered showers - although some places staying dry.

    The top temperature will be about 7C (45F) with a moderate westerly wind.

  3. Latest headlines: Road re-opens in Bradford after fatal crash and Yorkshire Grand Depart mastermind is knighted

    Liam Ward

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire today:

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join us at 18:30 on BBC One for Look North.

    We'll be finding out about a dental charity which has been helping Third World countries set up clinics, and which has now opened a pioneering project in Dewsbury.

    The Pay If You Can project is the first in the UK and has been established after one woman was forced to pull out her own tooth because she was struggling to get dental care on the NHS.

  5. Huddersfield winger Bunn signs two-year extension

    Katherine Hannah

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield Town winger Harry Bunn has signed a two-year contract extension.

    Harry Bunn

    It'll take him through until the end of the 2019 season, at which point Town have the option of a further year. 

    Town head coach David Wagner says: "Harry is an example to those in the Under-21 team now. If you are patient and work hard, you will get a chance here."

  6. 'Pay what you want' dentist visits for Dewsbury patients

    A global charity that's provided dental care in Africa and Cambodia is now bringing its work to Yorkshire.

    Dentist Nick O'Donovan

    People suffering from dental pain in Dewsbury can now receive treatment at a "pay if you can" emergency clinic. Patients can pay whatever they can afford to be seen by volunteer dentists at Dewsbury Dental Centre.

    The Real Junk Tooth Project hopes to help the vulnerable and those on low incomes with urgent dental problems who cannot access NHS dental care.

  7. Sir Gary Verity: 'This is Yorkshire's knighthood'

    The man responsible for bringing the Tour De France to Yorkshire has said his knighthood for services to tourism is a triumph not just for him but for the county.

    Gary Verity and family

    After being knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace earlier, Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome To Yorkshire, said: "This is Yorkshire's knighthood and it's for everyone who works in tourism, the arts sector and the thousands of people involved in Tour de France.

    "It's unbelievable how the county got behind the event. I've never known anything like it. The event brought people immense pride and I hope this reminds them and does the same."

  8. Halifax's new central library emerges from its foundations

    Here's the latest view of the ongoing building work in the centre of Halifax as the town's new library and archive takes shape.

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  9. Offers in for former Co-op building in Huddersfield

    Huddersfield Examiner

    One of Huddersfield town centre’s most iconic buildings, the old Co-operative building on New Street, could soon be sold.

    Former Co-op building
  10. Leeds MP criticises Treasury appointment of former bank lobbyist

    Leeds East MP and the Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury has been vocal today in his opposition to the appointment to the Treasury of a former Tory MP.

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    George Osborne's "controversial" appointment will see Angela Knight, a former lobbyist for energy companies and banks, advise the government on the tax system.

  11. Rhinos take on Bulls in Ablett testimonial clash

    James Deighton

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls will play a pre-season friendly which will double up as a testimonial match for Leeds forward Carl Ablett, it's been announced.

    The match will take place at Headingley on Sunday 24 January with a 15:00 kick-off.

    On the Rhinos website, Ablett says: "As a Leeds fan growing up, the game against the Bulls was always the highlight of the year. It's unfortunate the derby's left Super League for now but this will be a great chance to renew old rivalries and friendships."

  12. Knighthood for Grand Depart mastermind: What the Tour meant to Yorkshire

    Tour de France riders

    On the day that Gary Verity, the man who masterminded Yorkshire's successful bid to host last year's Tour de France Grand Depart, has received his knighthood for services to tourism, here are some facts behind that amazing weekend:

    • The Grand Depart with the race's first two stages attracted two and a half million spectators to Yorkshire in July 2014
    • The three-week race came to England for the first time since 2007, with two stages in Yorkshire and a third finishing in London.  
    • Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme described the event as the "grandest" Grand Depart in the race's 111-year history
    • The biggest story of the weekend was GB's Mark Cavendish who crashed on the opening stage in Harrogate
  13. Family of brain-damaged mum in Bradford thank public for 'huge' generosity

    The relatives of a Bradford woman left severely brain damaged by a mystery illness say they can't believe the public's generosity, which means she can live with her family again.

    About £4,000 has been donated towards buying a specially adapted home for Donna Ormondroyd so she can finally move out of hospital. 

    Her husband, Greg, has told BBC Radio Leeds the support from the public has been "incredible".

    Quote Message: People giving £5 here and £5 there - to them it might not be a lot of money, but to us it's huge and it's going to create a family home. People have been so generous." from Greg Ormondroyd
    Greg Ormondroyd
  14. Your West Yorkshire pictures: A misty Wharfedale dawn

    Thanks to Malcolm Wood for sending us this fantastic picture of mist over Wharfedale looking towards Otley.

    Wharfedale valley mist

    We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not email or tweet your photographs to us?

  15. Sinfield's Sports Personality nomination 'magnificent' - Brian Noble

    James Deighton

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Former Bradford Bulls coach Brian Noble says Kevin Sinfield (pictured) fully deserves his nomination for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

    Kevin Sinfield

    Noble coached the former Leeds Rhinos captain for Great Britain, and says it's great recognition for both Sinfield and the sport.

    Quote Message: It's a magnificent reflection on Kevin Sinfield who's been an icon not just for the Leeds club but for the game... If you were to pick somebody within our game who's the role model, it'd be Kevin Sinfield." from Brian Noble Former Bradford Bulls coach
    Brian NobleFormer Bradford Bulls coach
  16. Watch: A650 in Bradford re-opens after 'tragic' crash

    Daragh Corcoran

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The A650 in Bradford has re-opened after being closed for nearly 14 hours due to a fatal lorry crash in the early hours of this morning.

    I've been taking a look back at the events of the day, following what police are calling a "tragic" crash in which a 47-year-old truck driver died.

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    Video caption: The A650 in Bradford has re-opened nearly 14 hours after a fatal lorry crash.
  17. Watch: Leeds United captain Sol Bamba almost ready for return after injury

    Katherine Hannah

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds United captain Sol Bamba is back in training after missing the last three matches with a fractured toe.

    However, head coach Steve Evans tells me Saturday's trip to Charlton might come too soon for him to be involved.

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    Video caption: Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says Sol Bamba should be back on the pitch very soon.