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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 25 February 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Thanks for checking in with us today, we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 with all your news, sport, weather and travel for West Yorkshire.

    If you spot anything in the meantime, feel free to email us.

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

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

    We'll get the latest reaction to the report into Jimmy Savile's activities at the BBC which has been released today.

    In it, there's evidence that the former DJ and broadcaster carried out some of his abuse at BBC premises in Leeds.

    And we'll report on the Yorkshire mums who have entered the record books after taking part in a 3,000-mile rowing race across the Atlantic.

  3. Weather: Dry night and a fine Friday ahead

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be dry with clear spells tonight. Minimum temperature -3C (27F) with a widespread frost. Light west wind.

    Weather

    A fine and dry day tomorrow with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells. Maximum temperature 5C (41F). Light or moderate southeast wind.  

  4. Line-up announcement for Bingley Music Live tonight

    Who will it be? U2, Rolling Stones, AC/DC? 

    We'll have to wait until 19:00 to find out...

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  5. Yorkshire Rows: 'Like a dream' to have made the finish line

    As we've been telling you this afternoon, the Yorkshire Rows have finally made it to Antigua, breaking records along the way.

    The four mums from Yorkshire have become the oldest women to row across any ocean, after taking part in the 3,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which is billed as the toughest rowing race on earth.

    Yorkshire Rows
    Quote Message: It feels like a dream to have arrived. This race truly deserves to be called the world’s toughest row; it felt like we were battling against the ocean and we are so proud to have achieved something that we originally thought was way beyond our capabilities." from Janette Benaddi Skipper, Yorkshire Rows
    Janette BenaddiSkipper, Yorkshire Rows
  6. Fresh appeal for information on missing Bradford climbers

    Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team has made a fresh appeal for anyone who may have been on Ben Nevis when Rachel Slater and Tim Newton from Bradford were last seen. 

    Message
  7. Latest headlines: Report says Savile abuse carried out at BBC in Leeds and government says doctors have final say in Huddersfield A&E

    This afternoon's headlines in West Yorkshire include:

  8. Watch: African fashion on West Yorkshire's high streets

    Bradford University student Maxim Agbim has been exploring the topic of African Fashion and its increasing popularity on the high street. 

    Maxim speaks to two African designers living in Rochdale about their work and what it means to to them. 

    You can see more at #MyBradford.

    Video content

    Video caption: University of Bradford student Maxim Agbim explores African fashion.
  9. Travel update: M606 accident J3 outbound

    BBC Travel

    It looks like this morning's traffic problems won't be the only ones we see today. 

    We've got one lane blocked on the M606 outbound between J3, (A6036 Staygate Roundabout) and M62 (J26, Chain Bar), because of an accident involving two cars.  

  10. Leeds brown bin collections to start next week

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    And it's a final, fond farewell to my Christmas tree that's been in my brown bin for almost two months.

    Thanks for the memories, Christmas tree...

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  11. Watch: Yorkshire Rows cross the line

    Four Yorkshire women have reached the end of their Atlantic crossing. Home is over 3,000 miles away but just look at that sunshine!

    View more on twitter
  12. Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

    A cyclist was killed this morning after a collision with a white Ford Transit van on Doncaster Road in Wakefield.

    West Yorkshire Police say a 47 year old male cyclist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the van is assisting officers with their enquiries.

    Quote Message: The severity of this incident caused disruption to commuters this morning in Wakefield but we are grateful to people for their understanding whilst we were conducting our investigations at the scene. from Sgt Carl Quinn West Yorkshire Police
    Sgt Carl QuinnWest Yorkshire Police
  13. Two weeks to go until Look North's three-legged challenge

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    There are just two weeks to go until Harry and Paul start their Sport Relief challenge. The pair are walking more than 110 miles across Yorkshire tied together at the ankle.    

    Harry and Paul on three legs

    They're hoping to beat the £140,000 Harry and Amy raised when they cycled the route of the Tour de France on a tandem. But it might not be as easy as you'd think to walk on three legs. 

    Quote Message: If I'm honest, I think I've underestimated how hard this will actually be. It's easy to look at us and think, yeah I can do that, but after you've walked a couple of miles, your back really starts to ache". from Paul Hudson
    Paul Hudson
    Quote Message: I think this will be the hardest physical challenge of my life and that doesn't include being tied to Paul Hudson for nine days". from Harry Gration
    Harry Gration

    Their walk starts in Rotherham on 10 March. You can read more about the route here. 

    And we'll keep you updated here on Local Live and on social media.

  14. Your views: This morning's Leeds traffic chaos

    This morning, thousands of motorists were caught up in lengthy delays in Leeds city centre following an accident near the Armley Gyratory.

    You've been talking to us about it on our Facebook page and here's what you had to say: 

    Quote Message: Can it be right that ONE CAR getting turned over and only a slight injury, caused total chaos and two hour delays for most Leeds commuters? Something wrong there!" from Richard Lange
    Richard Lange
    Quote Message: If folk drove a little slow and if they could be more considerate towards other roads user accident would be less likely, and grid lock congestion like this would be less likely too!" from Darren Steven Chambers
    Darren Steven Chambers
    Quote Message: Saw the funniest thing in this this morning. Someone decided he'd had enough of queuing so wanted to turn around and go back the other way. But to do that he had to go over the grassy central embankment. Yep you guessed it. He grounded himself. Just lots of wheel spin and laughter from the rest of us." from Phillip John Adams
    Phillip John Adams
  15. Latest headlines: Report into Savile sex abuse criticises BBC and 66-day race puts Yorkshire mums in record books

    The latest headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon include:

  16. Police bid to close Bradford pub where drunken brawl caused 'scenes of total mayhem'

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    Police want to permanently revoke the licence of a Bradford pub after officers were called to a drunken brawl involving up to 100 people in scenes described as "total mayhem".  

    Newby Square pub
  17. Yorkshire Rows cross finish line

    After week upon week of rowing, the Yorkshire Rows have finally crossed the finish line!

    We'll bring you pictures as soon as we get them.

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  18. Liversedge: The team that have not played at home since Halloween

    BBC Sport

    There is little worse than getting ready for a game, going through your pre-match rituals and then having the disappointment of it being postponed.

    Liversedge ground

    Spare a thought then for ninth-tier side Liversedge.

    They've not played a match at their Clayborn home since 31 October, 115 days ago.

    Coach Darren Attwood has told BBC Radio Leeds: "It's really frustrating for us and we're starting to struggle financially. Saturday's postponement cost us about £300 and that money could be going towards the upkeep of the pitch."

  19. Leeds MP brands proposed Leeds-Bradford Airport link road 'inadequate'

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Proposals to improve road links between Leeds and the region’s airport have been dismissed as "completely inadequate" by one of the city’s MPs.

    LBA
  20. Watch: Police seek witness over 2015 murder

    West Yorkshire Police have released a video of a man they want to speak to in connection with a murder at a Leeds park last year.

    The body of 57-year-old Waldek Mural was found in Burley Park in September last year.

    Grzegorz Kowalczyk, aged 41, from Headingley, was charged with the murder on 11 September and is due for trial at Leeds Crown Court.

    Police have released footage of a man they want to speak to who was filmed by a passer-by.

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    Quote Message: This is a murder investigation and I cannot stress enough how important it is that we trace this man who may have information we need." from Det Ch Insp Jim Dunkerley West Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Jim DunkerleyWest Yorkshire Police