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Summary

  1. A man suspected of raping a 17-year-old girl in Leeds has been arrested
  2. A new book claims that King Arthur really existed and lived near Huddersfield
  3. Department for Education investigating Dewsbury school after allegations it's promoting an extreme form of Islam
  4. Updates on Friday 1 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's allour live coberage for today.

    Thanks for being with us, we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday for the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across West Yorkshire.

    We'll see you next week, have a great weekend!

  2. Weather: Warmer weather on the way over the weekend

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    A cloudy evening ahead with spells of rain spreading south at times, heaviest over the hills with the rain lighter and patchier to the east. 6C (43F) and a gentle southerly breeze.

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    Tomorrow it'll be cloudy, and in places, a damp start. However, brightening up for the afternoon with rain pushing away northwards. Wait for it, with a maximum temperature of 14c (57F)   

  3. New train franchise promises £1bn in investment

    More on the investment in Yorkshire's train services - this is the first we've heard from Northern, one of the relaunched train franchises, and they're promising a large amount of money will be spent on services...

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  4. Road deaths charity needs volunteers

    A West Yorkshire charity which supports people bereaved by fatal road crashes fears it may face closure because of a lack of volunteers. 

    SCARD (Support and Care After Road Death and Injury) currently provides a national helpline, but they're down to just five volunteers and say they urgently need more help.    

    You can find out more about the service and volunteer on their website.

    SCARD volunteers at work
    Quote Message: The grief that someone will get when there's that knock on the door can last for ages. Without the support line, literally thousands of people around the country would not have access to our services". from John Scruby Trustee
    John ScrubyTrustee
  5. Latest headlines: New rail franchises launch in Yorkshire and arrest over city centre rape

    Here are the latest headlines for West Yorkshire:

    • Two new rail franchises have come into operation in west Yorkshire today
    • A man suspected of raping a 17-year-old girl in Leeds has been arrested
    • There are claims that King Arthur wasn't a mythical figure but actually came from Yorkshire
  6. Super League - Leeds Rhinos v Hull KR

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire (pictured) is set to make his comeback since being injured in the first game of the Super League season.

    Forward Brett Delaney is also named in the squad, but will face a late fitness test.

    Rhinos
  7. Travel update: Replacement buses between Carlisle and Appleby

    BBC Travel

    And while we're on the subject of travel, just remember that on the rails, we've still got replacement bus services running on the Northern Rail between Carlisle and Appleby and normal service operating between Appleby and Leeds due to a landslide.

  8. Travel update: Traffic remains slow on M62 after accident

    BBC Travel

    As we head towards Friday's rush hour, on the whole things are looking okay. But if you're heading back to West Yorkshire along the M62 from Manchester, an earlier accident between J22 (A672 Rishworth Moor) and J23 (A640 Huddersfield), is still causing some delays.

  9. Leeds United: Steve Evans on Rotherham United

    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Ahead of Leeds' game away match at Rotherham tomorrow, I caught up with head coach, Steve Evans.

    Check out the video for the latest team news and his thoughts on facing his old club.

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    Video caption: Adam Pope speaks to Leeds' head coach
  10. Police Escorts... and Vivas... and Transits

    Personally, I love this sort of stuff, check out the old Escort and Viva Panda cars!

    By the way, my guess would be 1974..

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  11. Leeds Inner Ring Road closed over weekend

    If you're planning on travelling into Leeds city centre this weekend, watch out for delays as the Inner Ring Road is going to be shut at various times so the council can resurface it.

    If you've driven on in recently you'll know that it needs doing, but could cause you some bother if you're heading towards town this weekend.

    Here are the details of the closures at Woodhouse Tunnel:

    • 7pm Friday 1 April until 8am Saturday 2 April – both tunnels closed
    • 8am Saturday 2 April until 7pm Saturday 2 April – westbound tunnel closed while both lanes of eastbound tunnel open to eastbound traffic only
    • 7pm Saturday 2 April until 10am Sunday 3 April – both tunnels closed
    • 10am Sunday 3 April until 7pm Sunday 3 April – westbound tunnel closed while both lanes of eastbound tunnel open to eastbound traffic only
    • 7pm Sunday 3 April until 6am Monday 4 April – both tunnels closed
    • 6am Monday 4 April – both tunnels open until 7pm
    Leeds Inner Ring Road
  12. Rugby league preview: Wakefield v Salford

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Wakefield head coach Chris Chester has made two changes for the visit of Salford Red Devils from the side that beat Leeds Rhinos on Easter Monday, ahead of this Saturday's game.

    Anthony England

    Anthony England (pictured) and Anthony Tupou both return from injury to replace Chris Annakin and Andy Yates.

    Salford will be without Mason Caton-Brown who suffered a leg injury on his return in the win against Huddersfield.

    Wakefield 32-18 Salford

    Wakefield

    Tom Johnstone scores a hat-trick as Wakefield make it three successive wins with victory over Salford.

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  13. Charity in plea for volunteers

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    A West Yorkshire charity which supports people bereaved by fatal road crashes fears it may face closure because of a lack of volunteers. 

    SCARD, or Support and Care After Road Death and Injury, currently provides a national helpline. But they're down to just five volunteers and say they urgently need more help.

    Our reporter Carla Fowler has been to find out more

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    Video caption: Carla Fowler reports on SCARD and their search for more volunteers
  14. Brave new future of rail in Yorkshire begins with... cancellations

    And as the first day of the bright new future of rail travel in Yorkshire dawns...

    Oh well, it's a marathon not a sprint I suppose..

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  15. Travel update: Accident M62 J22 eastbound

    BBC Travel

    Just getting some more info through on the latest M62 accident, and as quick as that, it's all over!

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  16. House prices in North 'half those in South' latest figures show

    House prices in northern England are now less than half those in the south of the country, a new record gap - according to the Nationwide.

    The average home in the South costs £313,670, whereas a typical home in the North, which for the purposes of the study includes the Midlands as well as Yorkshire and Humber, the North West and the North East, now costs £150,917.   

    House price graphic

    In the first quarter of 2016, prices in the South rose by 9.9% year-on-year, compared to just 1.8% in the North.  

  17. Watch: Leeds local council debate, what you need to know

    Larry Budd

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Obviously the big news items in the world of democracy at the moment are the EU referendum and the US Presidential election, but don't forget that next month we have the local elections.

    BBC Radio Leeds ran a debate this morning between the four main parties standing in the Leeds local council election.

    I was listening to the whole thing, check out my video so that you're completely up to speed if you missed it...

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    Video caption: Larry Budd on who said what in the first in a series of debates