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  1. Updates on Wednesday 30 March 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates 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

    Well, as the famous bunny once said: "That's all folks!".

    I'll be back tomorrow for more news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 from across Leeds and West Yorkshire so be sure to check back then.

    In the meantime, if you spot anything we should be talking about, why not email me?

  2. West Yorkshire's weather: A cold night to come

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Any isolated heavy showers will die out tonight, becoming dry and clear later. Minimum temperature -1C (30F) with a widespread slight frost.


    Tomorrow, we'll have a dry and sunny start, with occasional heavy showers developing later with a risk of hail and thunder. Maximum temperature 10C (50F). 

  3. Listen: Twenty years of the Royal Armouries in Leeds

    Johnathan I'Anson

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Happy birthday to the Royal Armouries in Leeds!

    Staff at the museum are celebrating 20 years since they first opened its doors to the public. 

    The Royal Armouries is the UK national museum of arms and armour, and caused quite the stir when it moved the national collection out of London to Yorkshire. 

    I've been taking a look at this unique place to visit:

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    Video caption: Johnny I'Anson takes a look at how the museum of arms and armour was moved from London
  4. Yorkshire cricket: Champions are comfortable with 'weight of expectation' - Gale

    BBC Sport

    Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale says the team are "embracing the pressure" of attempting to win a third successive County Championship title.

    Quote Message: The lads don't need any motivation - win three championships in a row and go down with the legends of Yorkshire cricket. We don't feel the pressure of that. The lads are embracing it." from Andrew Gale Yorkshire captain
    Andrew GaleYorkshire captain
  5. Latest headlines: Man's body found in river Calder and 90% of West Yorks flood claims approved

    Here are the latest headlines for West Yorkshire this evening:

    • A man's body's been found in the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Police say they were called to Sands Lane in Dewsbury just before lunchtime today
    • Authorities in West Yorkshire approve 90% of applications for financial help from flood-hit businesses
    • Letters have been landing on doorsteps in Bradford telling residents they'll have to pay for their garden waste to be collected
  6. Pinpointing Pints: Leeds' watering holes get put on the map

    In the latest edition of the BBC's Digital Nation, a weekly round-up of the best local independent television from around the UK, Leeds' many watering holes come under the spotlight.

    Leeds pub map

    A new map's been published which pinpoints the many pubs in the city, setting out the routes to find a pint.

    Made In Leeds' Mark O'Brien has been to meet the map's creator to find out more.

  7. Watch: What do plans for National Media Museum mean for Bradford?

    As we've heard over the past few weeks, there are plans to re-brand the National Media Museum in Bradford, move 400,000 pictures from its collection to London...and it's pulling its backing from the International Film Festival.

    So what will this mean for the city?

    Student Holly Wyatt's been speaking to the people behind the headlines in the row over the future of the museum - and you can see more on #MyBradford:

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    Video caption: Student Holly Wyatt looks at what the changes to the museum will mean for Bradford
  8. West Yorkshire in pictures: Leeds city centre

    Here's a great snap of Leeds city centre taken this morning, with the new Victoria Gate development nestling in the middle:

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  9. Bradford sends the gritters out

    It might not seem like it now, but it could be getting icy overnight. Gritters are being sent out in Bradford tonight.

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  10. Nine out of 10 flood applications approved in West Yorkshire

    Good news for the majority of businesses affected by flooding in West Yorkshire.

    Ninety per cent of applications for money to help overcome damage caused by the Christmas floods have been approved so far.


    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority say £580,000 of aid has already been dished out from the Leeds City Region Business Recovery fund, which has £5m at its disposal.  

  11. River Calder body found near viaduct

    More now on the body that was found in the River Calder in Dewsbury just before lunchtime today.

    Police say they were called to Sands Lane. Officers discovered the dead man near a viaduct and removed him from the water.

  12. Increase in alcohol-related hospital admissions in West Yorkshire

    The latest figures released by Public Health England reveal that there's been a big increase in the number of people being admitted to hospital because of alcohol

    In Wakefield, the numbers have gone up by a quarter.

    Kirklees and Bradford have also seen significant rises but the figures actually went down in other parts of the county.

    Booze Stats
  13. BreakingMan's body found in River Calder

    A man's body has been found in the River Calder in Dewsbury. 

    More to follow

  14. EgyptAir hijack photo: 'Best selfie ever'

    More on the Ben Innes EgyptAir hijacking picture.

    Ben's an oil worker in Scotland and is originally from Leeds. He was a passenger on the Airbus A320 yesterday when a man, named by Cypriot officials as Seif Eldin Mustafa, threatened to blow up the aircraft.

    Ben's picture was taken during a five-hour stand-off after the plane was diverted to Larnaca Airport.

    Ben Innes

    Mr Innes told the Sun: "I'm not sure why I did it - I just threw caution to the wind while trying to stay cheerful in the face of adversity."

    He said the photo, which was taken by a member of the cabin crew, was the "best selfie ever".

  15. West Yorkshire's weather: Mainly dry, watch out for the odd shower

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A largely dry afternoon, but we could see a few showers spread from the west throughout the day, some of these with a wintry feel on high ground. 

    Light southwesterly winds, and highs of about 10C (50F).

  16. Brighton recall Elvis Manu from Huddersfield Town loan

    BBC Sport

    Brighton have recalled Elvis Manu from his loan spell at Huddersfield.

    The former Netherlands Under-21 winger Manu, 22, joined the Terriers on a three-month loan at the start of February, but the deal enabled Albion to recall him after the first 28 days.

    Elvis Manu

    He did not start a match for the Yorkshire side, with all five of his appearances coming as a substitute.

  17. Latest headlines: Leeds man's selfie with hijacker goes viral and warning over Bradford children's cultural education

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

    • Selfie images of Leeds man Ben Innes with the EgyptAir hijacker go viral
    • A report being discussed by Bradford councillors says the city's children could be missing out on an important part of their cultural education
    • Letters have been landing on doorsteps in Bradford telling residents they'll have to pay £35 if they want garden waste collected by the council