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  1. Animal welfare charity puts up graphic sheep posters in West Yorkshire
  2. Council set to tighten off-licence rules to cut street drinking in Armley
  3. FC Halifax Town fans snapping up tickets for FA Trophy final at Wembley
  4. Updates on Friday 8 April 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

    That's the end of our live updates for today, thanks for being with us. 

    We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with more news, sport, weather and travel from across West Yorkshire.

    We might as well end as we began (why not scroll down to review the day). Have a great weekend!

    Brian blessed
  2. Weather: Risk of showers this evening sunny spells tomorrow

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    We'll get the odd shower to end the afternoon with bright or sunny spells. Any showers will die away this evening a minimum temperature of 4C (39F) Gentle to moderate southerly winds. 


    Tomorrow, we're in for a cloudy start with outbreaks of rain gradually clearing east. Sunny spells developing but by the afternoon showers too. Feeling fresher with a light breeze and a maximum temperature of 9C (48F) 

  3. Watch: Alistair and Jonny Brownlee reveal each other's secrets

    If you can't trust your brother, who can you trust?

    Check out this video, where Alistair and Jonny Brownlee reveal each other's secrets, including who has a personality like Victor Meldrew and who is a closet Bridget Jones' Diary fan.  

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    Video caption: Triathlon: Brownlee brothers reveal each others' secrets
  4. Latest headlines: Last chance for street drinking consultation and Leeds lottery ticket prize money to go to charity

    The latest headlines this evening in West Yorkshire include:

    • It's the last day for people in Armley Leeds to have their say about street drinking amid claims that it's getting out of control
    • A winning lottery ticket bought in Leeds has gone unclaimed, meaning the £1m prize will go to charity
    • Streets on a new estate built on the site of a former a West Yorkshire colliery are being named after people involved in the pit's history
  5. Pontefract's Prince of Wales colliery remembered in housing estate

    Here's a bit more about the housing estate that's having the roads named after people who used to work there when the site was a mine.

    Bevin boys

    The former Prince of Wales colliery in Pontefract, West Yorkshire closed in 2002 with the loss of 500 jobs.  

    Colin Butterwick Square has been named after a long-time worker at the pit who is to attend the unveiling ceremony.

    Lord Lofthouse, former miner and the town's MP, and Victorian entrepreneur John Rhodes, owner of the pit's first mining rights are also honoured.

    Quote Message: "The men had nothing but respect for Colin and his name kept cropping up when we discussed it. He was strict, fair, approachable, a very hands-on manager." from Gary Foreman Former union secretary
    Gary ForemanFormer union secretary
  6. Mother and daughter missing from Leeds

    A mother and her five-year-old daughter have gone missing from Leeds, say West Yorkshire Police.

    Missing woman

    Georgette Ayeh, 39, and her daughter were reported missing from the Harehills area yesterday lunchtime.

    Quote Message: They have links to Leeds but we believe they may have travelled to Heathrow. We would like to hear from anyone who has seen them" from Act Det Insp James Entwistle West Yorkshire Police
    Act Det Insp James EntwistleWest Yorkshire Police
  7. Cricket: Are Yorkshire unstoppable this year?

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    If you love your cricket this is a great way to waste a few minutes on a Friday afternoon, especially if you're from Yorkshire!

    BBC Sport take a look at Yorkshire prospects in the new County Championship cricket season. You can read the it here.

    Yorkshire cricket team
  8. Watch: The 70-year conversation that spans the globe

    Here's a nice tale for a Friday. Two 80-year-olds from two very different parts of the world who have been pen pals for 70 years have been talking about their relationship.

    John Milne lives in Horsforth with his wife Heather. He started writing to Mary Renner from New Zealand in the 1940s. They're still in touch - and even better Mary's here in Leeds. 

    In a world of email and twitter, what's kept them writing all these years? BBC Radio Leeds reporter Charles Heslett went to find out

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    Video caption: Charles Heslett meets John Milne from Horsforth and Mary Renner from New Zealand
  9. Listen: Leeds MP 'uncomfortable' with PM's tax affairs

    Leeds West Labour MP Rachel Reeves, says she's very uncomfortable with what's emerging from David Cameron's tax affairs.

    Nationally, her party has called for David Cameron to make a full statement to the Commons about his family's tax affairs.

    It comes after he conceded that he'd owned shares in an offshore fund set up by his father. The PM said he sold the shares in 2010 and had paid all the relevant UK taxes. 

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    Video caption: Rachel Reeves says that David Cameron's actions "look dodgy"
  10. Woman, 94, left with fractured shoulder after taxi theft

    A 94-year-old woman from Bradford has suffered a fractured shoulder after the taxi she was getting in was stolen.

    West Yorkshire Police say the taxi driver was helping her get into the black VW Passat when a man jumped in and drove away. 

    The injured woman is in a stable condition in hospital today following the incident in the Asda car park in Rooley Lane at around 15:00 yesterday.

    Quote Message: This incident happened in a busy supermarket car park in broad daylight and I am certain there will have been people who witnessed what happened from Det Insp Ryan Bragg West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Ryan BraggWest Yorkshire Police
  11. Police and Crime Commissioner candidates announced

    The candidates have been announced for the election of West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, the full list is below.

    Polling day is 5 May. If you'd like more info you can click here

  12. It's a lovely day up on t' moor

    Was just checking the cameras on the M62, which all look fine by the way - no problems to report, and saw this shot of the view across the tops. 

    It's a nice day to be out and about!

  13. Latest headlines: West Yorkshire MP 'uncomfortable' over PM's share admission and graphic animal welfare posters put up in West Yorkshire

    Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire:

    • The MP for Leeds West, Rachel Reeves, says she's "very uncomfortable" over the Prime Minister's admission that he owned shares in his late father's offshore fund.
    • Two graphic posters depicting alleged cruelty to sheep during shearing have been unveiled by an animal welfare charity in West Yorkshire
    • Someone in Leeds has missed out on a £1m Lottery win after a ticket went unclaimed
  14. Listen: Animal welfare charity PETA responds over origin of sheep poster picture

    This morning I've been telling you about the poster that's gone up in Halifax and Wakefield which shows an injured sheep, alongside the slogan "I don't belong on your plate or in your wardrobe... choose vegan."

    They've been put up by PETA, the animal welfare charity. There have been questions over where the picture was taken and if the charity are alleging that British farmers are mistreating their stock.

    BBC Radio Leeds' Liz Green spoke to Kirsty Henderson from PETA...

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    Video caption: BBC Radio Leeds' Liz Green speaks to PETA's Kirsty Henderson
  15. Don't look him in the eyes... Hypnodog is in the house

    There's a lot of excitement at the office this morning. Hypnodog, from Guiseley, is in the building to preview the new series of Britain's Got Talent.


    You'll remember the Paul McKenna of the canine world was a big hit on the programme last year.

    I'm promised that we'll get to see BBC Radio Leeds' sportsreader Fletch hypnotised by Hypnodog a little later.

    We'll bring you that when we get it!