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Summary

  1. Six arrested in series of raids aimed at car-cloning ring
  2. Fresh calls for help with insurance for West Yorkshire flood victims
  3. Updates on Friday 26 February 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage for the day

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Thanks for being with us today. We'll be back on Monday morning at 08:00 with more news, sport, weather and travel from around West Yorkshire.

    If you spot anything you think we should be writing about, why not email us. Have a great weekend.

  2. Adventures of duckling that rides on buses and does the school run

    Yorkshire Post

    A tame duck which follows its doting owner everywhere has been causing a flap in Batley.

    Five-week-old Clover has visited schools, pubs, parks, swimming pools and even ridden on a bus after being raised from a chick by dedicated Emma Stanworth.

    Duck
  3. Weather: Dry with some wintry showers possible

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Dry with clear spells and variable cloud this evening, some light wintry showers in the east later. Minimum temperature -1C (30F) with a slight frost. 

    Weather

    Variable cloud tomorrow with a few wintry showers spreading west. Cold, north-easterly breeze. A maximum temperature of 6C (43F)   

  4. Latest headlines: Huddersfield A&E public consultation announced and flood-hit businesses call for help with insurance

    The latest headlines this afternoon for West Yorkshire include:

    • The proposal on closing Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's accident and emergency department is going to public consultation next month
    • Small businesses hit by flooding in West Yorkshire say they're finding it almost impossible to get insurance cover
    • Wakefield's Theatre Royal will mark its 120th anniversary with a star-studded charity variety show tonight
  5. Watch: Leeds United team news

    Katherine Hannah

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has the latest team news ahead of Monday's trip to Brighton. Hear the game on all BBC Radio Leeds frequencies with Adam Pope and Noel Whelan, build up starts from 7pm  

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    Video caption: Steve Evans with Leeds United's team news ahead of Brighton on Monday
  6. Rainbow flag to fly over Leeds Civic Hall to mark LGBT History Month

    To mark the end of LGBT History Month, the rainbow flag will fly from Leeds Civic Hall this weekend.

    LGBT flag
    Quote Message: It’s been a true credit to Leeds to see people from so many walks of life taking part in such a dynamic, vibrant and exciting programme of events to mark LGBT History Month. from Cllr James Lewis Deputy leader, Leeds City Council
    Cllr James LewisDeputy leader, Leeds City Council

    Leeds City Museum will also be marking LGBT History Month tomorrow with a special event called Love Has No Religion.

    Visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy arts, music, media, workshops and discussion in a bid to spark conversations about the LGBT community and religion.

  7. Huddersfield A&E closure plans: Public consultation dates announced

    Plans to get rid of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's accident and emergency department are to be put out to public consultation next month, it's just been announced. 

    HRI

    You'll be able to scrutinise the proposed changes to hospital services in Huddersfield and Calderdale from Tuesday 15 March.  

    A series of information sessions and public meetings, led by both Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, will last 14 weeks until the middle of June.  

  8. Are the government failing Yorkshire when it comes to transport?

    Larry Budd

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The chair of Parliament's Transport Committee is accusing the government of failing people in West Yorkshire. 

    Louise Ellman says ministers have no clear strategy for integrated transport in this region. 

    It's the final day for people in Leeds to have their say about the future of ROAD links to Leeds Bradford Airport. 

    We've asked the Department for Transport for a comment and will let you know if they respond.

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    Video caption: Chair of the Transport Select Committee, Louise Ellman MP, speaks to Larry Budd
  9. Latest headlines: Government has 'no clear strategy' for transport and insurance help for flood-hit businesses

    The headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon include:

    • The chair of Parliament's Transport Committee, Louise Ellman says that the government has no clear strategy for integrated transport in Yorkshire.
    • A new scheme is being launched in Calderdale to help protect the flood-hit businesses that now can't get insured. 
    • West Yorkshire Police are claiming to have smashed a £2m car-cloning ring.
  10. Watch: People in Yorkshire more likely to survive cardiac arrest

    Ian White

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    The number of people who survive a cardiac arrest in Yorkshire has increased dramatically in the last year. 

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service has the best survival rates in England for this kind of medical emergency, with figures for the number of patients surviving up 20%. 

    But paramedics say even more people would survive a cardiac arrest if more of us had basic life-saving skills and access to more defibrillators. 

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    Video caption: Why you're more likely to survuive cardiac arrest in Yorkshire
  11. Update: Sheepscar fire 'now under control'

    The fire we were telling you about earlier was at McCarthys Storage Centre in Sheepscar and is now under control, according to West Yorkshire Fire Service

  12. Listen: Corinne Baily Rae releases new single

    And if you're a fan of Leeds lass Corinne Bailey Rae you can check out her new single on Vevo

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  13. Fire causes power problems in Leeds

    Just seen this pop up on our Twitter feed, not sure what the fire is, we'll let you know as soon as we do.

    But in the meantime, if you live in the area looks like your electricity supply may be affected.

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  14. Deadline day for airport link road consultation

    Larry Budd

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    It's the final day for people in Leeds to have their say about the future of road links to Leeds Bradford Airport.

    LBA

    Since November, Leeds City Council has been asking local people to say what they think is the best option to improve access to Leeds Bradford. 

    Proposals

    Three options are on the table - two of them involve building new roads off the A65 between Horsforth and Rawdon - a third option suggests an upgrade of the existing roads that serve the airport. 

    The council has stressed it's a short-term solution and that they'll be looking at the possibility of a rail link in the longer term.

  15. £53m cuts at Bradford council

    Richard Beecham

    Bradford Political Reporter

    Bradford Council has passed its budget for the next 12 months - in under two hours. 

    The final agreement will see more than £53m of cuts over the next two years. 

    Changes include a rise in council tax of 4%, along with cuts to adult social care and education. 

  16. Weather: Cold and cloudy afternoon

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Another cold and often cloudy afternoon but mostly dry. Cloud thinning in places for some brighter spells at times. Highs around 5C (41F).  

    Weather
  17. Latest headlines: Government criticised over West Yorkshire's transport plan and 'Welcome People' scheme launches in Leeds

    The latest headlines in West Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

    • The chair of Parliament's Transport Committee has accused the government of failing people's transport needs in West Yorkshire. 
    • Leeds is to be the first place in the region to employ so-called "Welcome People" to act as ambassadors for visitors. 
    • Wakefield's Theatre Royal will mark its 120th anniversary with a star-studded charity variety show tonight.
  18. Echo and the Bunnymen to headline festival

    The line-up for Bingley Music Live has been announced, with 80s band Echo & the Bunnymen headlining. 

    Bingley Music Live

    Other acts will include BRIT award winner Tiny Tempah, drum and bass duo Sigma and rock band Travis, who'll all perform at Myrtle Park in September.