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Summary

  1. Last shift at Kellingley Colliery brings deep mining to an end
  2. Eleven men guilty of child sex offences in Bradford
  3. Two jailed after car driven into Bradford nightclub queue
  4. Leeds City Art Gallery to close for a year to allow roof repairs
  5. Updates on Friday 18 December 2015

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's the end of our live updates for today.Thanks very much for being with us on what's been an emotional day for all those involved in the mining industry in Yorkshire as the last shift took place at Kellingley Colliery:

    Miners finish last shift at Kellingley Colliery
    Miners on last shift at Kelllingley Colliery

    Join us again from 08:00 on Monday, 21 December for more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across West Yorkshire.  

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join Look North tonight at 18:30 on BBC One as Harry Gration broadcasts live from Kellingley Colliery on its last day of production. He'll be speaking to some of the people who have been working there over the past 50 years and asking why it's closing with 50 more years of reserves still underground.

  3. West Yorkshire weather: A dry night to come

    Tonight any rain and drizzle will die away for most. Variable cloud and a moderate breeze. Another mild night with temperatures dropping to 12C (54F)

    weather

    Tomorrow it'll be cloudy, with rain spreading into the west. Showery bursts further east at times too but some drier, brighter spells here as well, especially during the morning. Exceptionally mild. 

  4. Sports Personality Of The Year: Big names back Sinfield

    Manchester United legend Paul Scholes and England rugby union World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson back former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield to clinch the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award this Sunday.

    (The fact we're sharing this doesn't mean that we don't love you any more Lizzie Armitstead!) 

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  5. Latest headlines: Final shift downs tools at Kellingley colliery and eleven found guilty today after a five-week rape trial

    The top stories in West Yorkshire so far today include:

  6. Kellingley closure: Miners' social club fears it will be 'doomed'

    Charles Heslett

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The closure of Kellingley colliery and the loss of 450 jobs will have a devastating effect on the local communities that surround what was the UK's last deep mine. 

    No-one knows that better than Paul Green, the steward of Kellingley Miners' Welfare Scheme Social Club in nearby Knottingley, which has just taken its last free delivery of coal from the pit to run its heating. 

    I spoke to Paul, he told me that the club will struggle to survive.

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    Video caption: Kellingley closure affects more than just the miners
  7. Eleven found guilty of child sex offences in Bradford after five-week trial

    Eleven men have been convicted of sex offences against an underage girlin West Yorkshire.

    Bradford Crown Court

    The group, all from Bradford and Keighley, had denied assaulting the teenage girl between 2011 and 2012.

    The jury heard the girl, aged 13 and 14 at the time, had been exploited and used for sex in various locations including an underground car park.

    Three others were acquitted following a five-week trial at Bradford Crown Court.

  8. What do radio presenters get up to when the mic is off?

    It's long been a closely guarded secret, but now BBC Local Live can reveal what presenters do whilst a song is playing.

    It's not pretty.  

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  9. Decline of the UK coal industry over the past century

    If you've been wondering how steep the decline in the UK's coal industry has been, here's a very enlightening graphic.

    Decline of the UK coal industry
  10. A life less ordinary: Working conditions in the UK's last deep pit

    As the Kellingley colliery produces its last coal, here's a chance to see what life was like for the miners at the coalface:

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    Video caption: Life under ground for the miners of Kellingley
  11. Huddersfield Town: Life under new head coach 'tougher than we're used to'

    Dave Fletcher

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield Town defender Joel Lynch has admitted that training under new head coach David Wagner is tougher than he and his team mates are used to.

    The squad are being put through double sessions and at times they are not used to.

    But Lynch says that the ends, in terms of results, will justify the means

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    Video caption: Huddersfield Town defender Joel Lynch says new head coach is tougher
  12. Leeds Art Gallery to close for a year

    Leeds Art Gallery is to close for more than a year from 10 January so that "essential repairs to the original roof" can be made.

    Leeds Art Gallery

    According to Leeds City Council, more than 150 paintings and sculptures will go on loan to over 70 international, national and regional venues.

    The gallery is set to reopen in spring 2017 

  13. Latest headlines: Last shift ends at Kellingley colliery as West Yorkshire MP says closure 'could have been avoided'

    The latest headlines in West Yorkshire this lunchtime:

    • The final shift at the Kellingley colliery near Castleford has come to the surface, ending 50 years of deep coal mining
    • Yvette Cooper, MP for Castleford and Pontefract, accuses the government of turning its back on the coal industry
    • West Yorkshire police condemn a teenage driver who deliberately ploughed into a group of nightclubbers in Bradford 
  14. Kellingley closure: Mining associations much more than skin deep

    It may be the end of an era at the Kellingley pit, but some will keep it close for the rest of their lives.

    Kellingley miner
  15. Watch: Historic moment as last shift ends at Kellingley

    The final shift has finished at the Kellingley colliery, ending 50 years of deep coal mining.

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    Video caption: Last shift ends at Kellingley
  16. Final shifts come to an end at Kellingley

    The last few miners are coming to the surface at Kellingley colliery today. The final shift ends at 12:45 today.

    Kellingley miners
  17. Kellingley Colliery Closure: Mining machinery worth £150m 'to be sealed underground'

    About £150m worth of redundant mining equipment will be buried underground in sealed shafts once the last shift finshes at Kellingley Colliery, near Castleford, later today.

    Machine at Kellingley coalface

    Colliery manager Shaun McLoughlin says investment at the site over the years has gone into state-of-the-art equipment, but because of wider pit closures there's now no demand for it.

    Mr McLoughlin says: "It'll just be sealed underground. It costs too much to salvage it and there's no market even if we did salvage it. We've got some good mining machinery on the surface we've tried selling and we just can't, so that's going in the scrap bin for scrap value."

  18. Miners forced to turn their backs on colliery after 50 years of production

    A miner leaves his last shift at Kellingley during the pit's final day of operation:

    Miner finishes last shift at Kellingley Colliery

    The colliery began production in 1965 and is the UK's last fully operational deep coal mine.