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Summary

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

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from me on this snowy day in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

    I'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 with the latest news, sport and travel updates from across the county, along with the all-important weather forecast.

    In the meantime, if you want to get in touch please feel free to email me.

  2. West Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy night with rain, sleet or snow for a time

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight, it'll cloud over with showery outbreaks of rain, sleet and perhaps some hill snow for a time. Minimum temperature 0C (32F) with icy patches. 

    Tomorrow, it'll be dry and bright with sunny spells, although cloud will increase later with scattered showers. Top temperature about 7C (45F).

    Weather graphic
  3. More news from West Yorkshire: Coming up on BBC Look North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join Harry and Lara for Look North from 18:30 on BBC One.

    They'll be looking at claims that racist abuse in children's football is being ignored because reporting procedures are too complicated.

    Last week, BBC Look North brought you the story of Chapeltown Juniors Under 13s who released a video of some of their players saying they'd been abused. 

    One of their parents says she hasn't been able to make her own complaint - and the local FA admits more needs to be done to improve the process.

  4. West Yorkshire snow in pictures: Blue skies and snow at Queensbury

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Thanks to Nigel Beaumont for sending in this fantastic picture from Queensbury today which pretty much sums up the weather we've been having in West Yorkshire: blue skies, big black clouds and snow!

    Snow at Queensbury

    We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not email your pics to us?

  5. 'Art-oholic' pledges 400-piece collection to The Hepworth Wakefield

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    At a time when budgets are stretched, funding has been slashed and some galleries have been forced to close - it is a gift that shows the enduring nature of Yorkshire’s connection to the arts.

    Tim Sayer
  6. Latest headlines: Morrisons 'liable for attack by worker' and three arrested over Leeds robbery

    Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon:

  7. Huddersfield Town: Midfielder ruled out for eight weeks

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a knee injury.  

    The 27-year-old suffered the injury in Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Ipswich Town.

    Jonathan Hogg
    Quote Message: Jon is an excellent professional who works very hard, so I know he will do everything he can to get back fit and healthy." from David Wagner Head coach, Huddersfield Town
    David WagnerHead coach, Huddersfield Town
  8. Is Britain's favourite radio voice right here in Leeds?

    BBC Radio Leeds' very own Martin Kelner has been nominated in a competition to find the nation's favourite radio voice. 

    He's up against 39 other top names in radio, including John Humphrys, Jenni Murray, Ken Bruce and Mishal Husain in Radio Times' hunt for the nation's favourite radio voice. You can vote here.

    In the meantime, take some time to watch how flattered he is at being nominated...and how his voice changes ever so slightly when he's not on air.

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    Video caption: Martin Kelner has been nominated in Radio Times' 'Britain's Favourite Radio Voice' poll
  9. Wakefield council tax payers face rise of nearly 4%

    If you live in Wakefield, you can expect about a 4% council tax rise, half of which is a "precept" which will go to Adult Social Care.

    It should raise about £2.1m for the council, which has also agreed a further £27m in savings at a meeting this afternoon.

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  10. Latest headlines: Reporting racism in children's football 'too complicated' and Morrisons is liable for staff member's assault on customer

    The latest headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon include:

  11. Listen: Bradford professors 'unlock the secret of grey hair'

    Scientists in West Yorkshire say they've identified a gene responsible for turning hair grey. 

    They believe determining how it works could lead to treatments which halt or even reverse the process. 

    One of the lead researchers, Professor Desmond Tobin from the University of Bradford, says it could also lead to further discoveries about ageing:

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    Video caption: Bradford University scientists have discovered the gene that makes hair go grey
  12. West Riding FA says racism incidents reporting 'transparent'

    BBC News England

    Football's authorities have insisted the processes for reporting racism at junior levels are "clear and transparent" after a complaint of racist abuse in an under-13 game in Leeds.

    West Riding FA logo

    Chapeltown Juniors U13 players said the abuse included being called a racially offensive word in a recent match against Tingley. The West Riding FA is investigating the allegation.

    One parent of a boy involved said she found the reporting system confusing.

    The FA said the system of reporting such incidents was "easier now than ever before".

    Daniel McGeachie, from the FA, said: "I do feel that it is important to remember that when we do hear about an incident like this the process we deal with is transparent and effective."

  13. Watch: Yorkshire Huskies pay visit to Wakefield

    Here's an appropriate story for a cold and snowy day...

    A Yorkshire dog-walking group which has increased its club to 2,000 members, making it one of the biggest in the UK, has paid a visit to Wakefield.

    Yorkshire Husky Meets started in Sheffield in 2013 with just "a handful of dog-owners" meeting to socialise with their Siberian Huskies.

    Hundreds of people now regularly take part in the group's mass-participation walks all over Yorkshire, organisers say.

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    Video caption: Husky walking group one of UK's biggest
  14. Your pictures: Proof that you didn't imagine all that white stuff earlier

    I've been searching for a snowman in West Yorkshire all morning, and then out of nowhere Lindsay emailed in with a picture of Jacques, in Eccleshill in Bradford! 

    Snowman
  15. Snow? What snow?

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Just nipped out for a quick sandwich and it's as if the snow never even fell!

    Leeds
  16. World Triathlon Leeds 2016: Race route map released

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    So, how's your training going for the World Triathlon Leeds on Sunday 12 June?

    Mine's going really well. I've already had my bacon sandwich, and I'll be off for a burger at lunch.

    If, unlike me, you're not a fan of hardened arteries then you'll be excited to hear that Leeds City Council has released an interactive map of the route so you can find out exactly where the competitors will be heading.

    Triathlon
  17. West Yorkshire's weather: Snow clearing to leave brighter afternoon

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon, wintry showers will continue to clear to the south turning drier and brighter from the north through the afternoon. Feeling cold in the brisk northwesterly winds with a high of 6C (43F). 

    Weather graphic
  18. Wakefield Council discusses budget cuts and increases in council tax

    Councillors are due to meet in Wakefield later to agree spending plans for the district for the next 12 months. 

    The authority's warning of more difficult times ahead as it faces the prospect of cutting £27m from its budget in the coming financial year. 

    It's expected to mean a council tax increase of just under 4% and a raft of other money-saving measures.