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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 14 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.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday 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 Lara and Harry on BBC One at 18:30 for Look North as they report from Apperley Bridge, where commuters have started using Yorkshire's first new railway station in a decade.

    We'll ask why it's taken so long and whether more new stations could follow where you live.

    Also, we look at a new report that has criticised theatres in Yorkshire for a lack of diversity among their employees.

  3. West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with occasional rain tonight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We'll see a cloudy night with occasional rain and drizzle spreading from the south.

    Weather chart

    The minimum temperature tonight will be about 5C (41F).

    Tomorrow will be overcast and misty with a little drizzle at first, together with hill fog.

  4. 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 showcase some of your photos on our BBC Local Live page.

    Caldver Valley mist

    Special thanks to Chris Ogden who sent in his picture of first light over the Calder Valley from Heptonstall.

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

  5. Changes to bin collections in Leeds over Christmas period

    It's all change in Leeds over the festive period for the city's bin collections. Here's the latest information so you know when to put your bins out...

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  6. People in South 'live parasitically' on North, claims Huddersfield MP

    Barry Sheerman, Labour MP for Huddersfield, has claimed people in the south of England "live parasitically" on the efforts of the North.

    Barry Sheerman

    Speaking during Communities and Local Government questions in the Commons, the MP urged the government to "stop patronising" people over its "Northern Powerhouse" project. 

    Quote Message: Will this Government stop patronising the North? We are a powerhouse. Give us the investment, give us the investment in infrastructure." from Barry Sheerman Labour MP for Huddersfield
    Barry SheermanLabour MP for Huddersfield
  7. Latest headlines: MP claims people in South 'live parasitically' on the North and three are taken to hospital after crash in South Kirkby

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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

  8. Behind the scenes: Christmas is coming to the BBC Look North studio

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Can you spot Santa's little helper busy putting up our Christmas tree?

    Look North studios
    Christmas tree in the Look North studios

    Join us on BBC One at 18:30 for Look North to see how Harry got on.

  9. Watch: Sinfield on Sports Personality of Year 2015 nomination

    James Deighton

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Rugby league legend and former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2015.

    I spoke to him about the controversy surrounding fellow nominee Tyson Fury and his former team's chances.

    Video content

    Video caption: Part Two of our interview with BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominee Kevin Sinfield.

    Part one of my exclusive chat with Kevin Sinfield can be found on the BBC Radio Leeds Facebook page.

  10. Yorkshire's theatres 'don't employ enough staff from BME communities' - report

    The Arts council says theatres in Yorkshire don't employ enough staff from black and minority ethnic communities.

    The West Yorkshire Playhouse currently employs 4% of staff from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds.

    The theatres say they're working to address the issue to better reflect the populations they serve.

  11. Huddersfield bus strike called off until new talks in January

    A bus strike in Huddersfield planned for later this week has been called off.

    Huddersfield bus station

    First Bus drivers were planning industrial action on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in a dispute over a reduction in the amount of holiday being offered to new joiners. 

    Industrial action has now been suspended and new talks are due to take place in January 2016.

  12. Latest headlines: Three taken to hospital after crash in South Kirkby and Huddersfield bus strike called off

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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

  13. Three taken to hospital after crash in South Kirkby

    Three people have been taken to hospital after a crash in South Kirkby near Wakefield.

    The crash happened at about 03:50 this morning, when a black Audi A4 convertible was travelling along Common Lane and collided with a lamp post, causing it to overturn.

    The driver, a 40-year-old man, was treated at the scene before being taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he's being treated for serious injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

    Two male passengers, aged 37 and 41, were rescued from the vehicle before being taken to Pinderfields Hospital.

    Quote Message: I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident and may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision, or witnessed the collision itself to come forward." from PC Frances Brown West Yorkshire Police
    PC Frances BrownWest Yorkshire Police
  14. Jason Walton: Wakefield Wildcats sign London centre

    Centre Jason Walton has joined super League side Wakefield on a one-year deal following his release by Championship club London Broncos.

    Jason Walton

    The 25-year-old, who was allowed to leave the Broncos with a year remaining on his contract, also has a second-year option with the Wildcats.

    Walton played just six times for the Broncos in 2015 after leaving Salford.

  15. Listen: 'Allah Made Me Funny' comedians come to Bradford and Leeds

    Mussy Abbasi

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The comedy group Allah Made Me Funny are to visit Bradford and Leeds as part of their new tour.

    The group, which consists of comedians Preacher Moss, Azhar Usman and Mo Amer, have been working together since 2006.

    Preacher Moss told me that current affairs shape his comedy.

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    Video caption: Mussy Abbasi speaks to Preacher Moss