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Summary

  1. Bar in Leeds fined £25,000 after serving customer caustic soda
  2. More than 100 bridges being monitored for flood damage in Calderdale
  3. Spate of violent car thefts sparks 'major' police investigation
  4. Labour reshuffle: Leeds MP Fabian Hamilton joins Hilary Benn's team
  5. Leeds United boss Evans nominated for manager of the month award
  6. Updates on Thursday 7 January 2016

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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

    Live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    Get in touch with us and have a good evening.

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Coming up at 18:30 on Look North, BBC One:

    We've been on the trail of the Duke of York as he's been in our region assessing the damage that the Boxing Day floods have left behind.

    And we catch up with the Leeds parents who both donated one of their kidneys to keep their son alive.

  3. Investment in West Yorkshire Playhouse will make it 'place Leeds can be proud of'

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Major redevelopment of West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds can now begin after the Arts Council announced it's going to put more £6m towards the project. 

    The money will be spent on renovating the building which opened in 1990 and allow the theatre to build a new entrance to the site. 

    The Playhouse's Artistic Director, James Brining, spoke to Look North earlier. 

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    Video caption: Artistic director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse talks about investment
  4. Update: Bar staff mistook caustic soda for pale ale

    More on the new that the New Conservatory bar and its owner have been fined £25,000 for serving a glass of caustic soda instead of beer to a customer.

    Leeds Magistrates Court heard the liquid served by a staff member looked like a pale ale but was in fact beer line cleaner.

    Director Nick Bird pleaded guilty to failing to protect the health and safety of customers and was sentenced earlier.

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  5. Leeds bar fined £25,000 after customer served caustic soda instead of beer

    Lauren Potts

    BBC Local Live

    A bar and its owner have been fined £25,000 for serving a glass of caustic soda instead of beer to a customer. 

    David Caminal (pictured) had to have his oesophagus removed after swallowing the drink at The New Conservatory in Leeds. 

    David Caminal

    Director Nick Bird pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates' Court to failing to protect the health and safety of customers.

    More to follow

  6. Rugby League: First round draw brings two local derbies

    James Deighton

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    The road to Wembley starts here with the draw for the first round of the Rugby League Challenge Cup which took place at Wembley today.

    It's produced two West Yorkshire derbies - West Bowling v Lock Lane and East Leeds v Oulton Rangers.

    Draw results
  7. Weather: Becoming dry with a frosty night ahead

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight we can expect a few showers at first, but it will become dry with clear periods. Minimum temperature 0C (32F) with a widespread frost and icy patches. Fresh to strong westerly wind easing later.

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    Tomorrow it'll be bright and breezy with sunny spells and scattered showers, most frequent in the morning and possibly wintry over the hills. Maximum temperature 6C (43F). Moderate southwest wind.   

  8. Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust boss Stephen Eames to also run crisis-hit North Cumbria hospitals

    Wakefield Express

    The chief executive of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust has been given responsibility for running a crisis-hit NHS organisation in Cumbria.

    Stephen Eames will become interim chief executive of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, while remaining in charge at Mid Yorkshire.

    Stephen Eames
  9. Latest headlines: Duke of York visits flood-hit West Yorkshire and man jailed for manslaughter of postman 20 years ago

    Here are the latest headlines for West Yorkshire this afternoon

  10. Travel update: Lanes closed on M1 southbound J47

    BBC Travel

    On the M1 at J47 to J46 Southbound, two lanes closed and there's. It's because of an accident.

  11. Man sentenced for manslaughter of postman 20 years ago

    A man has been jailed four years for the manslaughter of a postman he punched two decades ago after an argument about littering.

    Andrew Batten

    Andrew Batten (pictured), 42, died after being struck by Anthony McDonnell during a disagreement at a taxi rank in Leeds city centre in October 1995.

    McDonnell, 45, of Whitebridge Avenue, Leeds, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court this afternoon. He was caught after a renewed police appeal on the 20th anniversary of the attack.

  12. Leeds MPs team up on Labour's foreign affairs

    Larry Budd

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    An experienced and well-liked constituency MP, Leeds North East's Fabian Hamilton joins Jeremy Corbyn's front-bench as part of the Foreign Affairs team.

    Fabian Hamilton

    He's got form in the area, having sat on the International Development Committee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee for nine years while Labour were in power. 

    It means Labour's foreign affairs team has a strong contingent from Leeds - Mr Hamilton will work alongside Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn. 

  13. Leeds United: Evans 'Lewis Cook is staying'

    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    In an interview with head coach Steve Evans this morning, he told me that his star midfielder, Lewis Cook won't be sold in this transfer window.

    Check out the video for the latest on Sam Byram and Kyle Laferty

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    Video caption: Steve Evans on transfer window news
  14. Latest headlines: Duke visits flood-hit areas and government pressed for cash to repair flood damaged bridges

    Here are the latest news stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire this lunchtime:

    • The Duke of York is visiting flood-hit parts of Yorkshire this afternoon.
    • Craig Whittaker, the MP for the Calder Valley, says he's continue pressing the government for funds to repair bridges badly damaged by the Christmas floods.
    • The Saltaire festival might have to be cancelled because not enough volunteers have come forward to help run it.
  15. West Yorkshire floods: Duke of York sees damage first hand

    Daragh Corcoran

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    I'm on the trail of Prince Andrew, who's in West Yorkshire today visiting flood victims. His first port of call was the Kirkstall area of Leeds.

    The managing director of A. Taylor & Son engineering showed me around his premises and gave me a flavour of what the Duke of York said to him.

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    Video caption: Duke of York visiting West Yorkshire
  16. Travel: Slip road closed on M1 northbound J47

    BBC Travel

    The M1 exit slip road is closed northbound at J47 because of a spillage on the road.