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Summary

  1. Thieves who took selfies in gambling raids sentenced
  2. A 55-year-old man has died after his car hit a wall in Bradford
  3. Thousands of people may benefit from new flood insurance scheme
  4. Ex-Wakefield student Katherine Kelly stars in new Doctor Who spin-off
  5. Man arrested after the body of a woman is found near Halifax
  6. Cannabis possession arrests in West Yorkshire falls by almost half
  7. Updates on Monday 4 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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

    We'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 us by email.

  2. Bidding opens to host Great Exhibition of the North

    A competition for towns and cities in northern England to host a government-funded exhibition promoting northern art, culture and design has opened.  

    Box office sign

    The Great Exhibition of the North will get £5m, with "public and private funders" providing any further budget.

    The Department for Culture, Media and Sport said a £15m "legacy fund" to attract cultural investment in the North would also be provided.

    The competition will run until June, with the winner announced in October.

  3. Witnesses urged to come forward following fatal car crash in Keighley

    Police are investigating the cause of a crash in Keighley in which a 79-year-old-man was killed. 

    The man was driving a black Peugeot 207 along Skipton Road towards Keighley on Saturday when it left the road and hit a wall near Utley Cemetery.

    No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

  4. West Yorkshire's weather: Scattered showers with some patchy mist

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Scattered, locally heavy, showers are likely to mostly fizzle out through the evening

    However, low cloud will roll into the west with the risk of some light rain and drizzle affecting Pennine areas. Elsewhere, dry with some patchy mist.

    Weather graph

    Temperatures overnight of about 6C (43F).

    Tomorrow will see a rather cloudy start with the risk of a little patchy rain and drizzle. Highs tomorrow of about 12C (54F).

  5. Latest headlines: Thieves who took selfies in gambling raids sentenced and man dies after car hits wall in Bradford

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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

  6. Ex-Wakefield student Katherine Kelly stars in Doctor Who spin-off

    Former Wakefield Girls' High School student Katherine Kelly has been cast as a teacher in the new Doctor Who spin-off show, Class.

    Katharine Kelly

    The actor, who has previously starred in Coronation Street, will be joined by four newcomers who will play sixth-formers at Coal Hill School - Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins Fady Elsayed and Vivian Oparah.

    Award-winning Class creator Patrick Ness said: "How lucky we are to get Katherine Kelly.

    "She's been stunning in Happy Valley, The Night Manager and Mr Selfridge, just wait until you see her here."

  7. Man dies after car hits wall in Bradford

    A 55-year-old man has died after his car hit a wall in Bradford this morning.

    At about 10am, a grey Fiat Punto was travelling along Bowling Hall Road towards Rooley Lane, when it left the road, police said.

    The driver was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

  8. More dogs shot in West Yorkshire for sheep worrying than any other area

    BBC Radio 4

    Farmers shot at least 305 dogs in the past six years for frightening their livestock, an investigation by BBC Radio 4's Farming Today has found. 

    The figures, provided by police forces in England and Wales, suggested an average of one dog a week was being shot. The highest number, 54, was in West Yorkshire.

    Dog with two sheep

    Farming Today asked police for reports of a dog being shot on private land for worrying sheep between January 2010 and December 2015. 

    Of the 43 forces in England and Wales 27 provided figures:

    • West Yorkshire 54 
    • Durham 33 
    • Cumbria 30 
    • South Wales 25 
    • Hertfordshire 23
    • Greater Manchester 21
    • Sussex 17
    • Cheshire 17
  9. New flood insurance scheme could benefit thousands of people in West Yorkshire

    Householders in areas of West Yorkshire affected by flooding will be able to take advantage of a new insurance scheme from today.

    Parts of Mytholmroyd were flooded when the River Calder bursts its banks on Boxing Day

    The Flood Re initiative is being funded by existing insurance companies and is designed to keep premiums down.

    Former Conservative MP, Mark Hoban, is its chairman and has admitted to BBC Radio Leeds that premiums for customers unaffected by flooding may have to rise too.

    Quote Message: The way insurance works is you share risk between groups of people.. What we're doing is charging insurers a levy.. To ensure that we can make insurance affordable to people in high flood risk areas." from Mark Hoban Chairman, Flood RE
    Mark HobanChairman, Flood RE
  10. Two Yorkshire stars among four England players to make World T20 XI

    BBC Sport

    Two Yorkshire cricketers - Joe Root and David Willey - have been named in the International Cricket Council's World Twenty20 team of the tournament after their performances for England.

    Joe Root and other England players

    Their England colleagues Jason Roy and Jos Buttler have also been selected, meaning England are the best represented side in the XI.

    England, who were beaten by the West Indies in Sunday's final, are the only team with more than two players included.  

  11. Police find 'potentially explosive substances' at Golcar house

    A quantity of "potentially explosive substances" was found at a house in Golcar, West Yorkshire.

    The North East Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) said police officers made the discovery on Friday after searching the property "in connection with an ongoing police inquiry".

    A 69-year-old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of explosives offences.

  12. Thieves took 'selfies' in gambling machine raids

    Two members of a gang who photographed themselves after stealing thousands of pounds from gambling machines have been sentenced at Bradford Crown Court.

    Photos such as these by Daniel Hutchinson (left) and Benjamin Robinson were taken after the trio pocketed thousands from fruit machines

    Benjamin Robinson, 30, of Harrogate Road, Bradford and Daniel Hutchinson, 24, of Damon Avenue, Bradford, took posing and grinning selfies after the thefts.

    North Yorkshire Police had found more than £3,000 in cash, balaclavas and a screwdriver when they were stopped in their car in Skipton in June 2014.

  13. MCC appoint ex-Yorkshire bowler as head coach

    Former pace bowler Steve Kirby has been named as the new head coach of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

    The 39-year-old former Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset player replaces Mark Alleyne, who left his role after seven years in October 2015.

    Here he is dismissing Michael Atherton while playing for Yorkshire back in 2001...

    Steve Kirby dismisses Michael Atherton
  14. West Yorkshire's weather: Bright spells but showers could develop

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A mainly dry afternoon with a few bright spells possible. Showers will develop and some of these could be heavy and thundery.

    Weather map

    We'll see a maximum temperature of about 12C (54F). 

  15. Man arrested after woman's body found in Shelf

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested after a woman's body was found, West Yorkshire Police said.

    The body was found at an address on Soaper Lane, Shelf near Halifax, just before 21:00 BST on Saturday.

    Officers were called by the ambulance service and the death is being treated as suspicious, said police.

  16. Latest headlines: New insurance scheme could benefit flood hit homes in West Yorkshire and Police appeal for witnesses following a suspicious death near Halfiax

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live

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