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Summary

  1. Funeral held for murdered Allerton Bywater family
  2. Morrisons signs deal to sell food to Amazon customers
  3. Guiseley v Braintree events around Ollie Norburn goal 'regrettable'
  4. Updates on Monday 29 February 2016

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By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all for today from BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Monday 29 February 2016.

    We'll be back with you from 08:00 on Tuesday with all the latest news, views, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

  2. Morrisons deal with Amazon 'is Tesco's worst nightmare'

    Share prices in Bradford-based Morrisons have risen almost 6% today after the supermarket chain struck a deal with the online retailer Amazon to allow customers greater access to its products on the internet.

    Morrisons trolley handles

    Norman Pickavance, a former Morrisons communications director who now chairs a taskforce on retail productivity, says the new deal could present a major challenge for established online rivals.

    "It's Tesco's worst nightmare. Tesco currently has 40% of the UK online industry through sales but this deal between Morrisons and Amazon is reallygoing to open that to some threat," says Mr Pickavance.

  3. Bradford City striker's injury 'a real blow' - Parkinson

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Bradford City striker Steve Davies has undergone a scan today after injuring his knee during Saturday's win at Blackpool.

    Manager Phil Parkinson admits it's a huge setback for a player who's only just returning from a previous injury.

    "It's such an innocuous incident when you look back at it. It's a real shame and it's a real blow for him and us," Parkinson told BBC West Yorkshire Sport.

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join us for Look North at 18:30 on BBC One as we find out how Yorkshire hospitals are dealing with a national shortage of doctors and nurses who care for premature and poorly babies. 

    It follows twins from North Yorkshire who ended up having to be cared for in Bradford because the nearest specialist unit was full.

    Also, with just days to go until Harry and Paul set off on their 120-mile three-legged walk, find out how their training's getting on.

  5. Guiseley v Braintree: Events around controversial goal 'regrettable'

    BBC Sport

    Guiseley AFC have called events in the home draw against Braintree "regrettable" following an equaliser which was scored after the visitors had kicked the ball out of play for an injured player.

    Stand at Guiseley AFC ground

    After Guiseley's Ollie Norburn lobbed Tom King from the throw-in, Braintree expected to be allowed a walk-in goal. But Mark Bower's side played on, and the National League game finished 1-1.

    In a statement, Guiseley chairman Phil Rogerson says: "Having had time to sleep (or not) on the incident on Saturday, myself, Mark and the club find the situation most regrettable and not in line with the general ethos of Guiseley AFC. Fair play is and always has been at the heart of the club."

  6. Colleagues' 'love and respect' for murdered mother-of-two

    Work colleagues of Leeds woman Geraldine Newman, who was found murdered along with her two children at their home in Allerton Bywater earlier this month, have attended her funeral in Holyhead, Anglesey.

    Geraldine, Shannon and Shane Newman

    Staff members from Wilko in Castleford travelled to Wales for the funerals of Mrs Newman, 51, daughter Shannon, 11, and son Shane, six.

    The store's Castleford branch was closed for two hours to coincide with the ceremony to mark colleagues' "love and respect".

    A Wilko spokesperson said: "This is a hard time for everyone and our thoughts are with Gerry’s family and friends at this difficult time."

  7. West Yorkshire's weather: A rainy and cold night ahead

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading from the west, locally heavy over the hills, and a minimum temperature of about 3C (37F).

    Weather graphic

    Tomorrow will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain clearing through the morning, a little brighter in the afternoon but with a risk of showers. 

    The top temperature will be about 10C (50F) with a fresh westerly wind. 

  8. Latest headlines: Funeral held for murdered family and Morrisons signs food deal with Amazon

    The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire include:

  9. Watch: Harry and Paul's three-legged challenge - the training continues

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    When BBC Look North's Harry Gration and Paul Hudson agreed to walk through Yorkshire on a three-legged challenge for Sport Relief, it's probably fair to say they hadn't really thought how tough it would be. 

    There are days to go now until they set off on their 120-mile walk, and their training is starting to bite.

    BBC Look North's Cathy Killick's been watching their progress on their first off-road trial.

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    Video caption: Harry and Paul set off soon on their three-legged walk and training's starting to bite.
  10. Watch: Leeds-Liverpool Canal's pioneering role in coast-to-coast canoe trail

    England's first coast-to-coast canoe trail is being developed connecting the River Mersey with the Humber via Leeds.

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    Video caption: England's first coast-to-coast canoe trail is to connect the River Mersey and the Humber.

    The 150-mile route will use the Leeds-Liverpool Canal to link Liverpool on the west coast with Goole in Yorkshire over the next five years, project manager Greg Brookes told Inside Out.

    Community hubs will also be set up along the way.

  11. Team news: Brighton and Hove Albion v Leeds United

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt (pictured left) is set to return against his former club Brighton this evening, having missed the 1-1 draw with Fulham last week due to personal reasons.

    Liam Bridcutt (left)

    Meanwhile, striker Chris Wood remains sidelined due to injury and centre-back Giuseppe Bellusci serves the second game of a two-match ban.

  12. Yellow "be aware" warning for snow issued by Met Office

    It's pretty cold out there in West Yorkshire today so you probably won't be surprised that the Met Office has now issued a yellow "be aware" warning for snow.

    They say rain, spreading from the west, is expected to fall fall as snow above 200-300m for a time this evening, giving a risk of temporary snowfall accumulations of one to two centimetres - and perhaps up to five centimetres over high ground above 400m. 

    There'll also be a risk of patchy ice where rain, sleet and snow fall on frozen surfaces, the Met Office.

  13. Latest headlines: Funeral held for murdered family and Morrisons signs food deal with Amazon

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

    • The funeral is held in Holyhead for Geraldine Newman, 51, and her children, Shannon, 11 and Shane, six. The family were killed at their home in Allerton Bywater.
    • Bradford-based Morrisons signs deal to sell food to Amazon customers
    • Met Office issues yellow "be aware" warning for snow in West Yorkshire for a time this evening
  14. Travel update: Warning over people on road on M1

    BBC Travel

    Drivers are being warned about people on the road on the M1 southbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J38, A637 (Darton). Approach with care.  

  15. Back-row forward Roberts signs four-year deal with Giants

    Huddersfield back-row forward Oliver Roberts has signed a new four-year deal with the Super League side.

    Oliver Roberts

    Roberts, 21, joined the Giants from Bradford Bulls in October 2014 and made his debut for the club in the opening game of the 2016 season.

    In a statement on the club's website, head coach Paul Anderson says: "We have always been a club that has given chances to young British players who are hungry to succeed."

  16. Allerton Bywater deaths: Funeral held in Wales

    The funeral of Leeds mother Geraldine Newman and her children, Shannon, 11, and Shane, six, has been held in Wales.

    Forensic officers at house in Allerton Bywater

    It came almost exactly a month after they were found murdered at their home in Allerton Bywater. Mrs Newman, 51, a branch manager for Wilko in Castleford, was found downstairs in their house on 2 February, while the two children were discovered upstairs.

    The children's father, Paul Newman, 42, from Normanton, is suspected of killing them and was found dead at cliffs on Anglesey the same day.

    Today's funeral took place in Holyhead, Anglesey, where Mrs Newman's parents live.