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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 21 December 2015

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for the day.

    However we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

  2. West Yorkshire's weather: Clouding over, rain later

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This evening will be dry and clear at first. Clouding over later with rain for a time.

    BBC weather graph

    The minimum temperature tonight will be about 6C (43F).

    Tomorrow will be rather cloudy and windy, with rain spreading from the west later, although most parts should get off to a dry and bright start.

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join Lara and Phil on BBC One at 18:30 for Look North as they speak toSports Personality of the Year Award runner-up and Leeds rugby legend Kevin Sinfield.

    Sinfield's just arrived back in West Yorkshire this evening following yesterday night's glitzy ceremony - and he says he's "humbled" by his second place at the awards. 

  4. Otley's Armitstead sets her sights on another successful year

    James Deighton

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Following her Sports Personality of the Year Award nomination, Otley's world cycling champion Lizzie Armitstead is setting her sights on another successful year in 2016.

    Lizzie Armitstead

    Armitstead finished tenth in last night's voting with 22,356 votes.

    With the Rio Olympics just months away, Lizzie's told BBC West Yorkshire Sport she's hoping to go one better than the silver medal she won in London in 2012.

    Quote Message: Probably it was the wrong colour, but obviously I'm going to try and change that in Rio. It's been a successful year. I won the World Cup again, the second year in a row, then the world title. The world title was a long time coming." from Lizzie Armitstead World Cycling Champion
    Lizzie ArmitsteadWorld Cycling Champion
  5. Leeds United: Steve Evans praises 'gritty performance'

    Jake Katborg

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has praised a gritty, rather than a pretty, performance as they beat 10-man Preston 1-0 at Elland Road yesterday.

    Evans says he feels it was important the team dug out a result which leaves them five points off the play-offs.

    Quote Message: In the first half, we were unfortunate not to turn a couple in front and I think if we'd got the second goal at any stage, we would have had a bit more zip in our legs." from Steve Evans Head coach, Leeds United
    Steve EvansHead coach, Leeds United
  6. Latest headlines: Sixty-five charged with drink-driving so far this December and businessman detained in Dubai

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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

  7. Leeds rugby legend Kevin Sinfield back home after Sports Personality Award

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Sports Personality of the Year Award runner-up, Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie legend Kevin Sinfield has just arrived back in West Yorkshire following last night's glitzy ceremony.

    Kevin Sinfield
    Kevin Sinfield
    Kevin Sinfield

    We'll have more on this story on BBC One at 18:30 for Look North.

  8. Caught on camera: Samurai sword robber who targeted Leeds bookies

    CCTV images have been released by police appealing for information after a man brandished a samurai sword in an attempted robbery in Leeds.

    The man targeted the William Hill bookmakers in Lower Wortley at about 10:35 on Saturday 19 December.

    CCTV image
    CCTV image
    CCTV Image

    The suspect's described as white, aged in his mid- to late twenties and thin. He was wearing a burgundy Nike hoodie which was spattered with white paint and had his face masked with white material which had the appearance of a surgical mask.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police.

  9. Tributes paid to rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield

    Tributes are being paid to Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield, after his performance in last night's BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

    Sinfield, Murray and Ennis-Hill

    Sinfield was runner-up to Andy Murray, well ahead of third-placed heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill. 

    The chief executive of Leeds Rhinos, Gary Hetherington, says Sinfield's success is great for the game.

    Quote Message: All rugby leagues fans wanted Kevin to do well. It's provided a great feelgood factor and a great climax to a marvellous season." from Gary Hetherington Chief executive, Leeds Rhinos
    Gary HetheringtonChief executive, Leeds Rhinos
  10. Watch: 'Shock tactics' used in Bradford to smash myths about life of crime

    Jenny Eells

    MyBradford Producer, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Bradford project which sees ex-offenders persuading kids to keep away from crime is proving a success.

    The Bradford Centre of Excellence, based at Girlington Community Centre, has seen more than 1,000 young people come through its doors in just six months.

    Former convicts re-enact real-life scenarios to teach the truth about life in prison. 

    The BBC Leeds #MyBradford project has made a video with the team about their work. It features Naz, who's turned his life round after time in jail.

    Video content

    Video caption: The BBC Leeds #MyBradford project meets The Bradford Centre for Excellence.
  11. Latest headlines: Sixty-five charged with drink-driving so far this December and businessman detained in Dubai

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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

  12. Travel update: One lane closed on Kirkstall Road in Leeds

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and traffic is building on the A65 Kirkstall Road outbound in Leeds, at the Studio Road junction, because of an accident involving four vehicles.

    Congestion is now backing up to the A58 junction.

    BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the afternoon.

  13. West Yorkshire's weather: Heavy spells of rain this afternoon

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Heavy spells of rain are likely this afternoon, although brighter conditions are expected to follow. Not as mild as previous days.

    Weather map

    The top temperature will be about 10C (50F).

  14. 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 find out more about the work due to begin this week to decommission the last deep coal mine in the UK, Kellingley Colliery near Castleford. 

    We look at the problem every closed colliery has to deal with - just how much equipment can be recovered?

    Kellingley Colliery
  15. Huddersfield Town: Wagner to make changes for next game

    Jake Katborg

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner admits he will make changes for the club's next game.

    David Wagner

    Town will play Preston at home on Boxing Day and Wagner says he hopes to move on from this weekend's 2-4 defeat at Brentford.

    Wagner believes his selection in midfield and up front wasn't right, and will now consider starting Nahki Wells and Kyle Dempsey after their impressive second-half performances off the bench at Griffin Park.

    Quote Message: Nahki did assist with two really good chances. There was positive energy from the bench, but again we couldn't change the game in the second half." from David Wagner Head coach, Huddersfield Town
    David WagnerHead coach, Huddersfield Town