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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 8 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Local Live has finished for today. We're back from 08:00 on Monday 11 January with more news, sport, travel and weather. Join us then.

  2. Weather: Showers, sleet and snow on high ground

    Clare Nasir

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We can expect the showery rain to continue into this afternoon, with sleet and snow over the higher routes. However, drier interludes will migrate from the south across many areas.

    Weather GFX

    Further bursts of showery rain will return to West Yorkshire later this afternoon. However, this rain will be light and patchy, and some places will remain dry.

    Highs of 6C. Feeling colder in the breeze.  Find out more with our full forecast.

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join Harry and Nicola tonight at 18:30 for Look North on BBC One.

    They'll be talking about the scale of the damage caused by Yorkshire's recent floods. One of the biggest costs, apart from flood defences, looks set to be the damage to our roads and bridges. In Calderdale alone it's estimated the cost of fixing crucial infrastructure will be more than £20m.

    And, our reporter Tom Ingall has had the best day of his life! He's been out on Flying Scotsman as the locomotive took its first public test-run under steam after a decade off the tracks.

  4. Darts: Waites through to semi-final

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield's Scott Waites came from 4-2 behind to beat Middlesbrough's Glen Durrant and reach the last four of the BDO World Championships at Lakeside.

    Scott Waites

    Durrant, the world number one and top seed, had looked certain to progress but ninth seed Waites - the 2013 world champion - took the final three sets without reply.

    Waites will play fellow Englishman Jamie Hughes in the semi-finals on Saturday.

  5. Latest headlines: Mother sentenced for child abduction and work to start on wind baffles at Leeds landmark

    The latest headlines for West Yorkshire this afternoon:

    • A woman from West Yorkshire has been jailed for abducting her two children with the intention of living under the so called Islamic State in Iraq 
    • Work to combat the wind tunnel effect around the Bridgewater Place skyscraper in Leeds is to begin on Monday
    • A man's been treated in hospital after he was stabbed by a group of youths in Leeds last night
  6. Cannon and Ball to help with aid for flood victims

    This weekend Cannon and Ball - yes, the comedy duo from the 80s - will be performing at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax in aid of flood victims.

    Cannon and Ball

    Yorkshire Flood Aid is taking place this Sunday and all the money raised will go to the people who have been hit by the Boxing Day floods.

    The line-up also includes Lizzie Jones, Jack Carroll and Emmerdale stars.

  7. Wetherby rower 'on course to be youngest and fastest to finish race'

    Earlier today, BBC Radio Leeds' Johnny L'anson spoke to Wayne Morton from Wetherby. His daughter Lauren is currently rowing in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge.

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    Video caption: Wayne Morton, speaking to Johnny I'anson about his daughter rowing across the Atlantic

    She's part of a team called Row Like A Girl and he says is on course to not only finish but to set a world record for the youngest and fastest women's team to do so.  

  8. Work to begin on Bridgewater Place wind baffles

    The first work to improve the wind-tunnel effect around a Leeds skyscraper is to begin on Monday. 

    It's being carried out 4 years after a man was crushed to death by a lorry that was blown over, close to the scene.

    Bridgewater place

    Underground cabling work is also to take place and there'll be a one-way closure of Water Lane from midnight on Monday.   

    Quote Message: This marks an important milestone in our wind mitigation plans and once BT Openreach’s diversion works are complete, it will enable us to start construction on the wider scheme. " from Nick Sinfield CPPI Bridgewater Place Ltd
    Nick SinfieldCPPI Bridgewater Place Ltd
  9. Yorkshire Rows: Yorkshire mums pass 1,000 nautical miles

    Four Yorkshire mums who are taking part in a trans-Atlantic rowing race, have passed the 1,000 nautical mile mark.

    According to their Twitter feed, the Yorkshire Rows group is set for some pretty tricky weather over the next few days. But as you can see, they're doing well at the moment!

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    Map of race
  10. Travel: A653 Dewsbury Road blocked due to accident

    BBC Travel

    The A653 Dewsbury Road is blocked and there is queuing traffic at Tingley due to an accident.  

  11. Woman, 34, jailed for child abduction

    John Cundy

    Crime correspondent, BBC Look North

    A woman from Bradford has been jailed for abducting her two children to try and take them to live in so called Islamic State in Iraq.

    The 34-year-old was sentenced to 5 years 4 months for child abduction offences at Leeds Crown Court earlier this afternoon.

    The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was stopped by the Turkish authorities last October.

    Map of route

    Officers believe she had traveled with the intention of living under the group known as Islamic State. After an investigation she was bought back to UK where she was arrested and later pleaded guilty to child abduction offences.

  12. Patrol car rammed after early morning chase

    Two men are in custody after an early morning police chase in Leeds. 

    Rammed cop car

    A BMW patrol car was rammed as it tried to stop a VW Touran going the wrong way down the A64 at 04:00 this morning, West Yorkshire Police say.

    There were no injuries but serious damaged was caused to the police car.   

  13. January transfer window: Latest comings and goings

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Lots of news coming from West Yorkshire's football clubs to tell you about this afternoon, keep yourself right-up-to-date with our handy video guide to all the comings and goings.

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    Video caption: All the latest comings and goings from West Yorkshire's football teams
  14. Flying Scotsman: 'Living and breathing again'

    Flying Scotsman has taken its first public test-run under steam after a decade off the tracks.

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    Video caption: Famous engine under steam again

    The engine, which was retired from service in 1963, has been restored for York's National Railway Museum in a shed in Bury, Greater Manchester.

    Low-speed test runs took place along the East Lancashire Railway.

    Andrew McLean, NRM head curator, said: "From the dead it becomes something living and breathing again."  

  15. Environment Secretary agrees to meet Leeds MPs after flood defence letter

    Larry Budd

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Environment Secretary Liz Truss has agreed to meet all eight Leeds MPs after they signed a letter calling for a discussion about "urgent improvements to Leeds' flood defences".

    Liz Truss in Tadcaster

    The letter, written by Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves, was backed by the city's seven other MPs across three political parties.

    Liz Truss said she's keen to meet with the MPs and has agreed to do so soon. The Government's been under fire after putting major flood defence work in Leeds on hold in 2011.

  16. New lines of inquiry in 50-year-old murder case

    Clive Settle

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Police investigating the murder of a girl more than 50 years ago are investigating 100 new lines of inquiry.  

    Elsie Frost

    Elsie Frost, 14, was found dead on a towpath, in Wakefield, in 1965. She had been stabbed in the back and head.

    Since launching their re-investigation West Yorkshire Police has received 40 calls, including a report of a man in a duffel coat near the murder scene at about the time Elsie's body was found.

  17. More news for West Yorkshire: Coming up on Look North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Coming up on Look North at 13:30 on BBC One:

    Assessing the flood damage to Yorkshire's bridges. Experts say repairs will cost millions. We look at how long it'll take for engineers to carry out the repair work and why it costs so much.

    And, Flying Scotsman is arguably one of the most famous things to roll out of Doncaster, after it was built there in 1923. But, it's been out of the limelight for a decade, as York's National Railway Museum restored the locomotive. Today it's back and Tom Ingall will be bringing us the latest on its journey back onto the tracks.

  18. Flying Scotsman: Locomotive takes first public test-run under steam

    One of the world's most famous locomotives, Flying Scotsman, has taken its first public test-run under steam after a decade off the tracks.  

    Here's a nice fact to share with your work colleagues over your lunchtime cuppa.

    Flying scotsman