Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 15 March 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Julie Langford, Oli Woodcock and Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Good evening: Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for the day.

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

    If you spot something happening in your area which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with us by email.

  2. Coming up on BBC Look North: Harry and Paul's three-legged Yorkshire Odyssey

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join us on BBC One at 18:30 for Look North as we find out how Harry and Paul have coped with their sixth day of being tied together at the ankle.  

    As you can see from the picture below, it's not been a straightforward day.  

    The pair have been walking from Bradford to Otley in the latest leg of their three county three-legged challenge for Sport Relief. 

    By the end of yesterday they'd raised over £60,000 -  what will the total be today?

    harry and paul
  3. West Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy and foggy night ahead

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    There'll be little change overnight, staying cloudy with some mist and fog - the cloud thick enough for a little light rain or drizzle with light winds and lows of 4C (39F).

    Weather picture

    A cloudy start tomorrow with a little light rain or drizzle possible. Brightening for the afternoon. A light northeasterly breeze and a top temperature of 9C (48F).

  4. Latest Headlines: Chancellor expected to announce rail upgrade for Yorkshire and police appeal for witnesses to alleged child sex attack

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

    • The Chancellor is expected to give the go-ahead to two major transport schemes, including a long-awaited one for West Yorkshire, in the budget tomorrow
    • Police investigating an alleged sexual assault on an eight-year-old girl in Leeds have released more details about witnesses they want to trace  
    • A body's been found next to the canal in Dewsbury. Police were called to Ravensthorpe just after 09:00 yesterday and say they're working to establish the identity of the person
  5. Three counties on three legs: Otley, here we come!

    Harry and Paul are marching on today as they continue their Sport Relief Challenge

    Harry has told us: "The steeper it gets, the harder it gets."

    After a fall this morning, he's struggling...

    View more on twitter
    View more on twitter

    Follow Harry and Paul's journey in real time GPS here.

  6. Witness appeal over alleged Leeds city centre sex assault on girl

    Corinne Wheatley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Police investigating an alleged sexual assault on an eight-year-old girl in Leeds have released more details about witnesses they want to trace

    The incident happened in Greggs on the Headrow on the afternoon of Friday 12 February. 

     A 34-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident has been released on bail. 

    West Yorkshire Police are looking for a man and two women who were in the bakers at the time and who are shown on CCTV images.

  7. Watch: Happy Valley finale hits our screens this evening

    The second series of the West Yorkshire-based BBC thriller Happy Valley reaches its finale tonight.

    Video content

    Video caption: The explosive finale concludes Tuesday at 9 on BBC One.

    The climax of the first series attracted an audience of nearly eight million, and the conclusion of the gripping drama could reach similar figures tonight. 

    Dale Slingsby is the head chef at Grappolo's Restaurant in Lockwood near Huddersfield, which featured in the series.

    Quote Message: It's great, it's great publicity... It was quite intense and the team were here for quite a lot of hours, at least 20-plus hours I would have thought, for just 17 seconds of air time." from Dale Slingsby Grappolo's Restaurant, Lockwood
    Dale SlingsbyGrappolo's Restaurant, Lockwood
  8. West Yorkshire in pictures: 'Swan Lake' in Wakefield caught on camera

    Thanks to David Williams for sending us this fantastic picture of "Swan Lake" at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield at sunrise.

    Swans at Pugneys

    David writes: "The swans were very friendly this morning, I think they were enjoying the sunrise as much as me!"

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

  9. Meningitis B petition launched by Leeds dad to be discussed in Parliament

    Families of children affected by Meningitis B - including a West Yorkshire dad - will tell MPs today why they want the UK's vaccination programme to be extended to older children. 

    The issue is being considered by Parliament after more than 800,000 people signed an online petition.

    The petition was launched by Lee Booth, from Leeds, whose daughter was deemed too old to have the vaccine.

  10. Three counties on three legs: Day six, from Bradford to Otley

    Tanya Arnold

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    It's day six of Harry and Paul's Sport Relief challenge and the BBC Look North duo are walking from Bradford to Otley - that's 14 hilly miles. 

    The aches and pains are kicking in, as I've been finding out:

    Video content

    Video caption: So it's day six of Harry and Paul's Sport Relief challenge, Tanya caught up with the duo.

    If you're wanting to catch up with them this afternoon, they'll be in Menston in a while and then Otley for the finish at 17:00. Follow Harry and Paul's journey in real time GPS here.

  11. Latest headlines: Yorkshire rail upgrade announcement expected in budget and police investigate discovery of a body in Dewsbury

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

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

    • The Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce the upgrading of the rail line between Leeds and Manchester in tomorrow's budget
    • Detectives investigate after the discovery of a body close to a canal in Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury
    • Look North's Harry and Paul have been walking from Bradford to Otley on day six of their three-legged challenge for Sport Relief
  12. Listen: Public consultation into local A&E services gets under way

    A public consultation into a shake-up of Accident and Emergency services in Huddersfield and Halifax finally gets under way today.

    Clinical Commissioning Groups say their preferred option is to open a new emergency centre at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax for people with life-threatening injuries or illnesses - but there's also a campaign to save the A&E at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

    Cristina George is from the Hands Off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary action group:

    Video content

    Video caption: A public consultation into a shake-up of A&E services in Huddersfield and Halifax begins.

    People have 14 weeks to register their views.

  13. Three counties on three legs: The support keeps coming

    BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Paul Hudson are taking on a unique and gruelling three-legged challenge for Sport Relief.  

    Its day six and the support keeps on coming..

    View more on twitter
    View more on twitter
    View more on twitter
  14. Town to take on Hull City in Under-21 Premier League semi-final

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield Town Under-21s host Hull City in the semi-final of the Premier League Cup tonight.

    John Smith Stadium

    Hull City were confirmed as the Terriers' semi-final opponent after the Tigers recorded a 3-1 quarter-final win over hosts Millwall at the Den in south London.

    The winners will play the victor of the other semi-final between Liverpool and West Ham on Wednesday evening in the two-legged Under-21 Premier League Cup Final.

  15. West Yorkshire's weather: A dry and cloudy afternoon

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A mainly dry and cloudy afternoon, however some brighter and sunnier skies may develop.

    Weather map

    A maximum temperature of about 10C (50F) with light north-easterly winds. 

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join us on BBC One at 13:30 for Look North as we report on the consultation launched today over plans for accident and emergency services in Huddersfield and Halifax.

    And there's a helping hand for Harry Gration and Paul Hudson (pictured) after a fall on day six of their three-legged three county challenge for Sport Relief.

    Harry and Paul
  17. Latest headlines: Body found in Dewsbury and consultation into hospital A&E services is launched

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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