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Summary

  1. Ice axe found as search continues for missing Ben Nevis couple from Bradford
  2. Former Leeds United managing director David Haigh acquitted in Dubai
  3. Heroes from the Boxing Day floods in Yorkshire to be celebrated at Downing Street tonight
  4. Research claims 80% of people in our region think it will be impossible to buy property
  5. Updates on Monday 21 March 2016

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By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening: Our live coverage across the day

    That's your lot, live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for the day.

    I'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday 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 me by email.

  2. Your pictures: A friendly robin at Bolton Abbey

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

    Special thanks to Oliver Longfield-Reeve who's sent in his photos of a friendly robin at Bolton Abbey. This little bird certainly isn't camera shy!

    Robin at Bolton Abbey
    Robin at Bolton Abbey
    Robin at Bolton Abbey

    We love to see your pictures from across West Yorkshire and each day we showcase some of them on our BBC Local Live page. 

    Why not send us your pictures? I'm looking forward to seeing the county from your perspective.

  3. West Yorkshire's weather: A dry evening with clear skies

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A dry evening with some variable cloud. Clear skies will result in a touch of ground frost. Light north-west wind.

    Weather graph

    A minimum temperature overnight of about 3C (37F).

    On Tuesday we'll see some good spells of sunshine. However, it will tend to cloud over during the day. Highs tomorrow of 11C (52F).

  4. Reports of missing over 65s treble in three years in West Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Hundreds of people aged over 65 were reported missing by Yorkshire’s biggest police force last year - with fears that figure is likely to rise in coming years with the region’s growing ageing population.

    Police man
  5. Latest headlines: British businessman David Haigh acquitted in Dubai over tweet and Boxing Day flood heroes to be celebrated at Downing Street

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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

  6. Doubts raised over third Happy Valley series as star Sarah Lancashire seems to rule herself out

    Yorkshire Post

    Happy Valley may have been plunged into crisis after its star Sarah Lancashire seemingly ruled out making a third series of the hit show.

    Sarah Lancashire
  7. Revamp at Bradford's St George's Hall gets £1.5m lottery boost

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    Bradford's historic St George's Hall has been awarded £1.5m of lottery money to fund its refurbishment.

    St.Georges Hall, Bradford

    The building closes its doors at the end of this month to undergo a £4m revamp, with the rest of the money coming from Bradford Council. 

    The Heritage Lottery Fund has confirmed it'll be awarding a grant to help with the work. It's hoped St George's will re-open in 12 months' time.

  8. Travel update: Queuing traffic on the A1(M) northbound

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing traffic on the A1(M) northbound between J43, M1 (Hook Moor) and J44, A64 (Bramham), because of an accident earlier on today. 

    All lanes have now re-opened but congestion is backing up the on M1 to J47, A642 (Garforth).

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

  9. FC Halifax Town to make first Wembley visit for showdown with Grimsby

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    FC Halifax Town are going to Wembley for the first time.

    Scott McManus of FC Halifax Town under pressure from Andy White of Nantwich Town FC

    Town drew 2-2 with Nantwich in the second leg of the semi-final on Saturday, winning 6-4 on aggregate.

    The Shaymen will now take on Grimsby Town in the FA Trophy Final in May.

  10. Watch: #MyBradford - Bradford ‘Carers Hub’

    Jenny Eells

    MyBradford Producer, BBC Radio Leeds

    Young carer Kayley Gregory tells the #MyBradford project about her story and support for the new Bradford Carers Hub at Horton Park Health Centre.

    19-year-old Kayley has been caring for her mum, who has bi-polar disorder, since she was seven.

    It’s run by volunteers and staff from Bradford District Care Trust.

    Video content

    Video caption: Young carer Kayley Gregory tells the #MyBradford project about her story.

    For more stories with content created by people from Bradford visit the #MyBradford page here.

  11. 80% of people fear future generations will struggle to buy a home, says Shelter

    New research suggests 80% of people in Yorkshire fear future generations will not be able to buy a home.

    The report from homeless charity Shelter suggests a housing shortage and high house prices are forcing people to remain in rented accommodation. 

    Steve Akehurst from the charity believes it means a sensible conversation about the greenbelt land.

    Quote Message: Let's protect the really outstanding areas of natural beauty which nobody wants to see built on or affected.. But, there are some areas within the green belt actually that are not beautiful or not really doing anything.. it's scrub, agriculture land - we do need to have a really sensible debate to see if we can release some of that land." from Steve Akehurst Shelter
    Steve AkehurstShelter
  12. Owain's weather outlook: Lots of dry weather this afternoon

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Spring has finally arrived (officially!) and so has some settled, dry weather for all of us.

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  13. Watch Bradford's Jamie Nicholls win World Cup slopestyle in Czech Republic

    Snowboarder Jamie Nicholls, from Bradford, secured a first World Cup slopestyle win of his career as Britons dominated the podium in the Czech Republic.

    Nicholls scored 87.14, just 0.01 points ahead of USA's Chris Corning, with Briton Billy Morgan claiming a bronze medal with 84.91 at the Audi Snowjam.

    Nicholls' cousin Katie Ormerod finished second in the women's event behind German veteran Silvia Mittermueller.

  14. Huddersfield Town: 'I think we will have a big advantage' - David Wagner

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner says his players deserve a couple of days off after Saturday's 4-1 win over Leeds.

    David Wagner

    Town all but ended Leeds United's play-off hopes by coming from behind to win the West Yorkshire derby.    

    The team now have a two-week break until their next match.

    Quote Message: In the last four and a half months we started sessions twice a week.. We will not lose something of our fitness if we now give some time off. I think we will have a big advantage if everybody is fresh and ready for training." from David Wagner Head coach, Huddersfield Town
    David WagnerHead coach, Huddersfield Town
  15. West Yorkshire's weather: A dry and bright afternoon

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We'll see a mostly dry and bright afternoon with the best of any breaks in the cloud along eastern parts. It'll feel relatively pleasant in that sunshine as well, with light westerly winds and it will remain dry.

    Weather map

    Maximum temperatures today of about 10C (50F). 

  16. Four shortlisted for £30,000 Hepworth sculpture award

    Four artists have been shortlisted for the first Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, a new award for UK-based sculptors.

    Phyllida Barlow and David Medalla make up one half of the inaugural shortlist

    Phyllida Barlow, Steve Claydon, Helen Marten and David Medalla will find out in November which of them will be the first recipient of the £30,000 prize.

    Steve Claydon (left) and Helen Marten are also up for the £30,000 prize

    The prize, which will be awarded every other year, is open to artists who have made "a significant contribution to contemporary sculpture".

    The four artists will go on show at the West Yorkshire gallery in October.  

  17. Listen: 'Everybody started panicking' - West Yorkshire flood warden to be honoured at Downing Street

    West Yorkshire's flood heroes are among guests at Downing Street tonight to mark their special efforts. 

    More than 100 people have been asked down to number 10 to meet the Prime minister at a special reception - and they'll receive a "Point of Light" award from Mr Cameron - given to "outstanding" volunteers. 

    Flood warden Keith Crabtree is among them - and says his memories of the Christmas floods in the Calder Valley are as vivid now as they were at the time:

    Video content

    Video caption: Flood warden Keith Crabtree will be among guests invited to Downing Street tonight.
  18. Are these lights in Bradford a waste of money or a good investment?

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    Council bosses have defended spending £13,000 on fitting colour-changing lights to the top of a Bradford city centre tower block by saying they make streets safer and light up a car park on the ground.

    Margaret McMillian Tower