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Summary

  1. Twelve men jailed for 'despicable' abuse of girl in Keighley
  2. Domestic crimes recorded in West Yorkshire up by almost 5,000
  3. Family of six escape from house fire in Halifax
  4. Man arrested for attempted murder after Leeds shooting
  5. Calder Valley Craig Whittaker to raise business flood insurance availability in Parliament
  6. Updates on Monday 8 February 2016

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By Oli Woodcock

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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 Tuesday 9 February with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

    If you spot something happening in your local area, you can always get in touch with us by email.

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join us on BBC One at 18:30 for Look North as 12 men are jailed for a total of 130 years for the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Keighley.

    Plus, West Yorkshire Police have announced they will recruit around 300 new officers over the next year. We will bring you the full details.

  3. West Yorkshire's weather: Windy with further showers this evening

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Staying windy with further showers, locally heavy and possibly wintry over the hills, but becoming mainly confined to Pennine parts of West Yorkshire.

    Weather graph

    Minimum temperature of about 2C (36F).

    Tomorrow, many areas starting dry and bright. Turning cloudy with patchy rain spreading southwards.

  4. Latest headlines: Twelve men jailed for sexual offences against Keighley teenager and domestic crimes recorded in West Yorkshire up by almost 5,000

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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

  5. Princess Royal opens new robotic surgery theatre at St James' Hospital

    There's been a royal visit in Leeds today.

    Adult Robotic Surgery Theatre

    Her Royal Highness Princess Anne officially opened the Adult Robotic Surgery Theatre at St James' Hospital.  

    Adult Robotic Surgery Theatre
  6. Listen: Leeds United head coach looking to add players

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says he is looking to add players to his squad.

    He is looking for quality and creativity when the loan market opens tomorrow. 

    Evans says he feels his squad needs up to four new faces...

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    Video caption: Evans on looking to add new players to his squad.
  7. Travel update: One lane closed on the M62, between J26 and J27

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed on the M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident involving a van and two cars. Traffic is now building and this is causing delays.

    BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the evening to keep you moving.

  8. Public can apply to become West Yorkshire Police officer for first time in five years

    West Yorkshire police are to recruit hundreds of new officers for the first time in five years.

    It's after an increased budget for the force was approved.

    The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire expects around 300 more officers to be recruited this year, with an increase in the number of Special Constables and PCSOs.

    Police iofficers
  9. Yorkshire devolution deadlock: Who will blink first?

    George Osborne is pinning his political ambitions on creating a patchwork of devolved regions across Yorkshire, Lancashire and the North East whose mutual co-operation will transform his concept of a Northern Powerhouse into reality.

    But, with no end in sight to the deadlock blocking his ambitions for sealing devolution deals for Yorkshire, it could be a case of who blinks first, writes BBC Yorkshire Political Editor Len Tingle in his latest blog.

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  10. Keighley sex abuse: Prosecutor condemns 'despicable crimes'

    Prosecutors have been reacting to the sentencing of 12 men for the sexual abuse of a teenage girl in Keighley.

    Helen Gaunt, reviewing lawyer at the complex casework unit of the Crown Prosecution Service in Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "These 12 men are responsible for despicable crimes involving child sexual exploitation and abuse. 

    "Their victims were young, naïve and vulnerable and were deliberately targeted: one girl was threatened, exploited and raped. A second girl was also threatened and raped.

    “These two young women have shown immense bravery in reporting these matters to the police and in providing evidence to enable us to bring a strong prosecution case against their abusers.

    “The lengthy sentences passed today send out a very strong message to all those who may be hesitating about coming forward to report matters such as these."

  11. Gang who raped and abused vulnerable Keighley schoolgirl locked up for 140 years

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    A gang of 12 men who raped and took "terrible and heartless sexual advantage" of a vulnerable Keighley schoolgirl before "casting her aside" have been locked up for a total of 140 years.

    Clockwise, from top left, Nazir and Faisal Khan, Zain Ali, Saqib Younis, Sufyan Zirarab, Mohammed Akram, Hussain Sardar and Israr Ali pictured during the trial at Bradford Crown Court
  12. Keighley sex abuse gang: Full list of jail sentences

    12 men sentenced over Keighley abuse

    Twelve men have been jailed for sexual offences against a vulnerable teenage schoolgirl in Keighley.

    Here is a full list of the sentences they were given at Bradford Crown Court today:

    • Yasser Kabir, 25, of Belgrave Road, Keighley - 20 years for rape, sexual assault, and causing a child to engage in sexual activity
    • Tauqeer Hussain, 23, of Belgrave Road, Keighley - 18 years for rape 
    • Sufyan Ziarab, 23, of Kendall Mellor Court, Keighley - 15 years for rape
    • Khalid Raja Mahmood, 34 - 13 and a half years for  rape and sexual activity with a child
    • Nasir Khan, 24, of Buxton Street, Keighley - 13 years for rape
    • Saqib Younis, 29, of Bradford Street, Keighley - 13 years rape
    • Faisal Khan, 27, of Buxton Street, Keighley - 13 years for rape   
    • Bilal Ziarab, 21, of Sedgwick Close, Bradford - 12 years for rape
    • Zain Ali, 20, of Buxton Street, Keighley - eight years in a young offenders' institution for rape
    • Hussain Sardar, 19, of Bradford Street, Keighley - six years in a young offenders' institution for rape
    • Israr Ali, 19, of Devonshire Street West, Keighley - three-and-half-years in a young offenders' institution for rape
    • Mohammed Akram, 63, of Holker Street, Keighley - five years for sexual activity with a child
  13. Keighley sex abuse gang: Kabir gets longest term of 20 years

    Yasser Kabir (pictured), who received the longest jail term of 20 years, was also sentenced for 12 sexual offences against two other young girls after being found guilty at a separate trial. 

    Yasser Kabir

    Peter Hampton, prosecuting, aid the abuse took place over a period of two years when one girl was aged between six and seven and the other was aged between seven and nine. 

    Judge Roger Thomas said all four victims had suffered "severe psychological harm".

  14. Keighley sex abuse gang: Full list of convictions

    A group of 12 men who sexually exploited a vulnerable teenage girl in Keighley have been sentenced at Bradford Crown Court today.

    Eleven of the men were jailed at Bradford Crown Court after being convicted of raping the girl in Keighley, West Yorkshire, when she was aged between 13 and 14. 

    A 12th man was sentenced for sexual activity with the same girl. 

    Tauqeer Hussain, 23, Yasser Kabir, 25, and Sufyan Ziarab, 23, all of Keighley; Bilal Ziarab, 21, of Bradford; and Israr Ali, 19, Nasir Khan, 24, Saqib Younis, 29, Hussain Sardar, 19, Zain Ali, 20, and Faisal Khan, all of Keighley, were all found guilty of rape. Hussain was also convicted of raping a second teenage girl in 2009. 

    Taxi driver Mohammed Akram, 63, of Holker Street, Keighley, was found guilty of sexual activity with the first girl after offering her a lift. 

    The court heard there was no evidence he pressured the teenager to engage in sexual activity and he did not know the other men. 

    Khalid Raja Mahmood, 34, pleaded guilty to two charges of rape and three charges of sexual activity with a child. 

  15. Keighley sex abuse gang: Judge says crimes were 'terrible and heartless'

    More on the news that  a group of 12 men who sexually exploited a vulnerable teenage schoolgirl for their own "selfish, sexual gratification" have received jail sentences rranging from three-and-a-half years to 20 years.

    A trial last year heard how the teenager was repeatedly raped by the men in encounters arranged by a violent drug dealer over a period of 13 months between 2011 and 2012. On one occasion, the girl was gang-raped by five of the defendants. 

     The Recorder of Bradford Judge Roger Thomas said: "She was only 13 or 14 when the 12 of you took such terrible and heartless sexual advantage of her."  

  16. BreakingEleven men jailed for raping teenage girls in Keighley

    Eleven men have been jailed at Bradford Crown Court for a total of more than 130 years for raping girls aged between 13 and 14 in Keighley.

    A 12th man was also jailed for sexual activity with a girl.

    More to follow

  17. West Yorkshire's weather: Very windy, cold and showery

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    A windy afternoon for many us with the risk of gales. Squally areas of showery rain spreading east with some brighter spells too. Feeling cold in a strong and gusty wind.

    Weather map

    A maximum temperature of about 8C (46F).