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Summary

  1. Trial date set for man who denies Burley Park murder
  2. Leeds Rhinos say future of flooded training ground in doubt
  3. Charlatans lead singer to DJ at Calderdale flood relief fundraiser
  4. M1/A1 delays: Roads now reopen after earlier closures
  5. Cousin urges couple thought to have joined IS in Syria to return
  6. Updates on Tuesday 5 January 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage for the day

    That's all from me today, our live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for the day.

    I'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 on Wednesday 6 January with all of your latest news, sport, weather, travel and anything else that catches my eye!

    If you see anything you think that we should feature, drop us an email.

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Coming up tonight on Look North from 18:30 on BBC One, with Harry and Lara:

    An investigation has been launched after 26 children were rescued from their school bus, which had become trapped in flood water near York. Pupils on the bus have described their panic as water levels rose.

    We're back in the Calder Valley as the the flooding clean-up continues, but analysts estimate the financial impact of Storm Eva will be around £1.8bn.

  3. Leeds extend Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt's loan deal

    BBC Sport

    Leeds United have extended Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt's loan until the end of the season.

    The 26-year-old (pictured right) joined the Whites in November and has made eight appearances for the Championship club.

    Liam Bridcutt

    Meanwhile, Leeds also hope to sign Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty during the January transfer window.

    The Northern Ireland international, 28, has made only two appearances for the Premier League side this season and wants regular games before Euro 2016.

  4. Weather: Cloudy with more rain showers

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight it'll remain cloudy with further outbreaks of showery rain overnight, whoch will turn lighter and patchier towards the end of the night. 

    Mist and fog forming in places, especially in Pennines areas and in rural parts. The easterly breeze easing a little, with lows of 6C (43F).

    Weather graphic

    Tomorrow, we can expect a cloudy, murky start and patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. However, for many, a much drier day with central and western areas perhaps seeing some brighter skies through the afternoon. A gentle to moderate south easterly wind with a high of 6C (43F).

  5. Listen: 'Tsunami wave' made boat owners homeless

    Daragh Corcoran

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    It's emerged that some people who live on the canals in West Yorkshire have lost their homes.

    We've been told by canal users that several house boats were sunk, grounded or damaged by a rush of water from the River Aire spilling into the Aire and Calder Navigation. 

    I've been speaking to Wayne Holling, who witnessed a "tsunami wave" down the canal...

  6. Watch: Local hopeful Kadeena Cox prepares for Rio games... in two sports

    Tanya Arnold

    BBC Sport

    The countdown to this year's Olympics and Paralympics in Rio is finally on. 

    It could be a big year for some of Yorkshire's athletes, especially Kadeena Cox from Leeds. A talented sprinter, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but that hasn't stopped her. 

    She's now competing in the athletics AND in the cycling, which is quite some workload! I've been to meet her... 

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    Video caption: Tanya Arnold meets Kadeena Cox, a Rio Olympics hopeful
  7. Travel: Lane closed on M1 northbound J39 to J40

    BBC Travel

    There's one lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J39 and J40 because of a broken-down vehicle.  

    Expect delays in the area, you can keep up to date with the roads with BBC Travel.

  8. Hilary Benn: Future of Leeds MP in shadow cabinet still not clear

    Larry Budd

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The longest shadow cabinet reshuffle in history continues... and the future of Leeds MP Hilary Benn is yet to be made clear. 

    Benn and Corbyn

    The likelihood of his "sacking" as Shadow Foreign Secretary has had more swings than a three-iron in the past 24 hours. But for now he's alongside Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons, laughing at his leader's jokes. 

    Mr Benn was been a Cabinet member under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, then a mainstay of Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet; it's looking increasingly likely he'll stay in post for now. 

  9. Leeds Rhinos say future of flooded training ground could be in doubt

    The Boxing Day floods continue to cause major problems across West Yorkshire.

    Leeds Rhinos players training

    A week ago we reported that Leeds Rhinos were forced to move out of their training ground because of flood waters.

    Well the cost of moving back in could run into the millions, which may mean it becomes unviable for the club..

  10. Man to stand trial over Leeds Burley Park death

    A man accused of murdering a 57-year-old man whose body was found in a Leeds park has appeared in court.

    Waldek Mural

    The body of Waldek Mural was discovered in Burley Park in September. A post-mortem examination found he died from multiple injuries.

    Grzegorz Kowalczyk, 41, from Headingley, pleaded not guilty to his murder when he appeared at Leeds Crown Court.

    He was remanded in custody ahead of his trial on 11 April.  

  11. Charlatans singer to perform in aid of Calderdale flood victims

    The lead singer of the Charlatans, Tim Burgess, is to perform a special DJ set at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge this Saturday.

    The venue was hit by the Boxing Day floods and all money taken on the door will go to help the flood relief effort in Calderdale.

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  12. Yorkshire floods damage could amount to £1.8bn

    Ian White

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    As the flood waters recede, homeowners and businesses across Yorkshire are counting the cost of the Christmas floods. 

    Analysts estimate the financial impact of heavy flooding across northern England, could be almost £1.8bn - with small businesses among the worst hit. 

    I've been to the Calder Valley, where the people are determined to get back on their feet as soon as possible. 

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    Video caption: Ian White visits the Calder Valley as the flood clean-up continues
  13. Leeds Rhinos: Brett Ferres transfer expected to be completed

    Leeds Rhinos are expected to finalise the formalities of Brett Ferres' transfer today after announcing his capture yesterday. 

    The England international is still to agree personal terms and undergo a medical after the Super League champions paid an undisclosed fee to West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Giants.

    Brett Ferres
  14. Latest headlines: Cousin of family thought to be in Syria makes appeal for their return and Hilary Benn waits to hear about shadow cabinet job

    Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this lunchtime

    • The cousin of a West Yorkshire couple thought to have joined the so-called Islamic State in Syria has made a New Year appeal for them to return home 
    • Leeds MP, Hilary Benn will find out if he will remain a member of the shadow cabinet today. The BBC understands he will escape any change in Jeremy Corbyn's reshuffle
    • Comedian Bob Mortimer has been cleared by doctors to go on tour with Vic Reeves after having a triple heart bypass operation. Their first gig is in Leeds later this month
  15. Traffic: A1 accident causes M1 tailbacks

    An accident involving two lorries and a van on the A1(M) has been causing real problems for northbound traffic this morning.

    Delays of two hours have been reported and, as you can see from the graphic below, it's having a big impact on the M1 too.

    Travel map
  16. Watch: Floods clean-up continues in Bingley

    Charles Heslett

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The flood waters may have gone in some of the flood-hit areas around West Yorkshire, but the clean-up continues.

    The Bradford and Bingley Rugby club has been hit three times in two months, and on Boxing Day they were around 8ft under water.

    I went along to see how they were getting on

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    Video caption: Charles Heslett has been speaking to Chairman Martin Whitcombe and Lucy Cochrane