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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 22 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.

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

  2. West Yorkshire's weather: A cooler night, heavy showers later

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Rain continues to clear to the south east. A cooler night following, with clear spells and some heavy showers.

    Weather graphic

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

    Tomorrow will be a much drier, brighter and fresher day with sunny spells.

  3. 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.

    Snowdrops in December

    Special thanks to Edward French who sent in his picture of snowdrops in December - a real sign of the times during the recent mild weather!

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

  4. Latest headlines: Man charged over Wakefield stab death and crane hire firm fined over man's death

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire today include:

  5. Festive changes to council services in the Kirklees area

    Bin collections and opening hours to council services are changing over the festive period. 

    Keep up-to-date with the latest from Kirklees Council.

    View more on twitter
  6. A&E visits for alcohol poisoning 'double in six years'

    Hospital visits for alcohol poisoning have doubled in six years, with the highest rate among females aged 15 to 19, a report has found.

    Emergency admissions due to the effects of alcohol, such as liver disease, have also risen by more than 50% in nine years to 250,000 a year in England.

    Rates were highest in deprived areas and in the north, and among men aged 45-64, the Nuffield Trust revealed.

    Tony Goodall, a Yorkshire-based Alcohol Consultant, has told BBC Radio Leeds that cheap supermarket prices add to the problem. 

    Quote Message: It's the supermarkets that are the problem. The new culture is 'pre-loading' at home as it's cheaper than buying alcohol in licensed premises." from Tony Goodall Alcohol Consultant
    Tony GoodallAlcohol Consultant
  7. Crane hire firm fined over death of West Yorkshire man

    A crane hire firm has been fined £700,000 after an employee from West Yorkshire was killed in a crash.

    Lindsay Easton was driving the 130-tonne vehicle when the brakes failed in 2011

    Lindsay Easton, 49, from Sowerby Bridge, was driving a crane at Scout Moor quarry in Lancashire when the brakes failed in August 2011.

    An investigation found several wheel brakes on the 130-tonne vehicle were inoperable or damaged, "providing only limited braking force."

  8. Latest headlines: Man charged over Wakefield stab death and miners' welfare club fights for survival

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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

  9. Growing number of Muslim weddings 'not legally recognised'

    There are concerns that a growing number of West Yorkshire Muslims are entering marriages that aren't legally recognised.

    Women chatting

    That's according to some family lawyers, who say they're seeing more people who've had an Islamic wedding, or Nikah, but not the civil ceremony needed for the marriage to be recognised under British law. 

    Siddique Patel is a family lawyer from Leeds and says he wants to see a law change to protect all women.

    Quote Message: In my experience the majority of people who are adversely affected are Muslim women. There needs to be a change... So marriages of all faiths are automatically recognised by the Marriage Act of 1949." from Siddique Patel Family laywer
    Siddique PatelFamily laywer
  10. Watch: A Bradford art exhibition with a difference

    Jenny Eells

    MyBradford Producer, BBC Radio Leeds

    Artist Luke Owens has created an art exhibition with a difference. Each picture is created by making cuts into rolls of Christmas wrapping paper.

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC Leeds #MyBradford visits the Journey’s of Faith exhibition at Bradford Cathedral.

    Find out more about the BBC Leeds #MyBradford project here.

  11. Festive changes to council services in Bradford district

    Bin collections and opening hours to council services are changing over the festive period. 

    Keep up-to-date with the latest from Bradford Council.

    View more on twitter
  12. Watch: Kellingley Miners' Welfare Club 'vital' to local community

    It was the last shift for miners at Kellingley Colliery near Knottingley on Friday.  

    While the pit has lost its fight for survival, the Kellingley Miners' Welfare Club is battling on.

    Paul Green, Secretary at Kellingley Miners' Welfare Club, told BBC Radio Leeds how vital the club's role is within the local community.

    Video content

    Video caption: John Goddard, from the club, on how vital it's role is within the local community
  13. 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 fears that a growing number of young Muslims in West Yorkshire are entering marriages that are not legally recognised.

    That's according to family lawyers in West Yorkshire who say they're seeing more people who have had an Islamic wedding, known as a Nikah, without the civil ceremony needed for the marriage to be recognised under British law.

  14. Leeds park wins £10,000 Lottery cash to reveal its history

    Charles Engwell

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    A park in Leeds has been awarded nearly £10,000 in Lottery cash to help future generations learn about its hidden history.

    Meanwood Park

    Meanwood Park, which spreads across 162 acres, has links back to Leeds' 19th century industrial heritage, and is also home to nationally-recognised plant collections.

    The Heritage Lottery Fund grant will be used to train volunteers, who'll build up a peoples' history of the park by interviewing older people living nearby.