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  1. News, weather, sport and travel updates will resume from 08:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 28 January 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We're going to wrap up our BBC Local Live coverage of the fire at Drummonds Mill on Lumb Lane in Bradford now. Here's a summary of the situation:

    • The blaze is in a four-storey building used for storage and has been burning since this morning
    • Clouds of smoke have been visible across the city centre
    • Over 100 firefighters have been tackling the blaze from fire stations across the county
    • About 100 nearby homes have been evacuated with people sheltering in a nearby sports centre
    • Other people living near the blaze are being warned to keep windows and doors shut 

    BBC News Online will have the latest from the fire into the evening, and you can get more from BBC Look North which is on air now, together with a later bulletin at 22:25.

    BBC Radio Leeds will also have the latest in its bulletins throughout the evening.

  2. Bradford mill fire: Extent of mill blaze revealed

    Now it's dark, the true extent of the blaze at the mill fire on Lumb Lane in Bradford can be seen in full.

    Thanks to Videl Velsmord for these pictures taken from the top floor of Lister Mills.

    Bradford fire
    Bradford fire
    Bradford fire
  3. Bradford mill fire: Your pics

    I think this is the closest picture we've seen of the mill fire on Lumb Lane in Bradford. 

    It was taken by a member of staff at a nearby school.

    Bradford fire
  4. Bradford mill fire: Live pictures

    Click below for live pictures of the blaze at the mill on Lumb Lane in Bradford.

    We've been told that about 100 people have been evacuated from nearby, and 25 fire fighting appliances remain at the scene.

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  5. Smoke clouds seen across Bradford city centre as mill burns

    Bradford Council has tweeted this short video showing the thick clouds of smoke pouring from Drummonds Mil on Lumb Lane where a fire is currently being tackled by over 100 firefighters from across West Yorkshire.

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  6. Bradford mill fire: Your pictures of the blaze in the city centre

    Here's another view of the blaze at Drummonds Mill on Lumb Lane in Bradford, taken from the top of Bradford Cathedral tower.

    Bradford fire

    And thanks to Malcolm Mallison for sending us this shot from Listerhills showing the building completely alight:

    Bradford mill fire
  7. Bradford mill fire: View from the streets nearby

    As you can see from this picture of the Bradford mill fire on Lumb Lane, the amount of smoke from the fire has meant that some residents have had to be evacuated.

    Local residents in Lumb Lane, Manningham Lane and Grosvenor Road have been evacuated to Richard Dunn Sports Centre, West Yorkshire Fire Service says. 

    Bradford fire
  8. Bradford mill fire: What we know now

    Here's a summary of what we know about the fire at a mill in the centre of Bradford which is still burning:

    • The blaze is at a mill on Lumb Lane in Bradford which is a four-storey building used for storage
    • Clouds of smoke have been visible across the city centre
    • Over 100 firefighters are currently tackling the blaze
    • Homes around the site have been evacuated
    • The fire has spread from the basement to some areas of the roof
    • People living near the blaze are being warned to keep windows and doors shut  
  9. Bradford mill fire: More of your pics

    Thanks to Anthony Waddington for these pictures he's sent in showing the mill fire on Lumb Lane in Bradford.

    Bradford fire
    Bradford Fire
  10. Bradford mill fire: More dramatic pictures

    This gives you some kind of idea of the scale of the plume from the mill fire in Bradford on Lumb Lane.

    Currently about 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze and homes nearby have been evacuated.

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  11. Bradford mill fire: Dramatic scenes on the city's skyline

    Bradford's skyline seems to be dominated by the fire at a mill on Lumb Lane in Bradford this afternoon.

    We can't believe the sheer scale of the smoke.

    Thanks to Adrian Rhodes for sending in this picture taken from the Fieldhead Business Centre.

    Bradford Fire
  12. Listen: Bradford mill fire eyewitness account

    BBC Radio Leeds' Andrew Edwards has just spoken to Dan Lane in Bradford, who has been watching the fire at a mill on Lumb Lane in Bradford develop this afternoon.

    He says it's the biggest blaze he's ever seen.

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    Video caption: Eyewitness, Dan Lane, speaks to Andrew Edwards about the Bradford mill fire
  13. Bradford mill fire: more pictures

    Another view of the blaze at a mill on Lumb Lane in Bradford, this time from a higher perspective.

    The Fire Service says it's spread from the basement to some areas of the roof, causing an increase in smoke. 

    Firefighters’ current priority is to stop the spread to nearby buildings, the fire service says.

    Bradford fire

    And this picture is taken from what looks like a few streets away:

    Bradford fire
  14. Bradford mill fire: Update and more pics from the scene

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue now say there are 25 pumps from all over the county at the mill fire on Lumb Lane in Bradford.

    This picture was taken on Lumb Lane itself:

    Bradford fire

    And this is taken from across the city:

    Bradford fire
  15. Travel update: Bradford mill fire causing traffic problems

    BBC Travel

    As you might expect, because of the fire we've been bringing you details about, Lumb Lane in Bradford is currently closed.

    It's causing slow traffic in both directions between the Gracechurch Street junction and the A6177 Marlborough Road junction. 

    The blaze is also affecting Bowland Street between Lumb Lane and A650 Manningham Lane and Green Lane between Trenton Drive and Lumb Lane.  

  16. Bradford mill fire: Your pics

    More pictures from Bradford city centre where about 100 firefighters are currently tackling a blaze at a mill on Lumb Lane.

    This was taken from the top of the Richmond Building at Bradford University.

    Bradford fire

    And this was taken by Tracy Anne, near Peel Square

    Bradford fire
  17. Bradford mill fire: Homes evacuated in area surrounding blaze

    We've just learned that people have been evacuated from their homes in Lumb Lane, Manningham, Bradford due to a fire at a mill.

    More details as we get them.

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  18. Watch: Calder Valley flood defence plan comes a step closer

    Spencer Stokes

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    A full flood defence plan for the Calder Valley is to be drawn up, it's been confirmed. 

    Work could start in Mytholmroyd as early as the summer.

    The announcement was made by the Environment Secretary Liz Truss, who's visited the town today.

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    Video caption: Liz Truss visits Mytholmroyd to announce funding for flood defences
  19. Child sex offender Michael Fiek kills himself on sentence day

    A man who pleaded guilty to a number of child sex offences has killed himself on the day he was due to be sentenced, Leeds Crown Court has heard.

    Michael Fiek, 40, of Hoffman Square, Shoreditch, London, jumped off a bridge in the capital.

    He pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to 14 offences involving a 15-year-old boy in West Yorkshire.

    Two other men were sentenced after pleading guilty to a number of child sex offences.

  20. Your pictures: Manningham mill fire latest

    Our thanks to DriverSupplyLtd for this picture of the mill fire in Manningham.

    Bradford fire