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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 11 April 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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 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. West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with showers

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Rather cloudy this evening with showers or longer spells of rain spreading northwards.

    Weather graph

    A temperature overnight of about 6C (43F). 

    Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with further showery outbreaks of rain at times and a top temperature of about 12C (54F).

  3. Leeds Uni graduate faces 1,000-mile Gobi Desert trek

    A Leeds University graduate's been explaining how she plans to become the youngest Briton to complete a 1,000-mile trek across the Gobi Desert.

    Gobi Desert

    Chloe Burles, 23, plans to walk 18 miles a day for 60 days, raising money for the Water Aid charity.

    She says she's planning the trek despite the fact she's not naturally athletic, but she says the cause is very close to her heart.

    "Accessing clean, good quality water was the first thing I thought of when I was planning this challenge. I was recently in Kos helping the refugees from Turkey - there was sanitation and clean water provided and I saw the difference it made to them," she says.

  4. A55 death crash: Lorry driver's 'fatal' sat-nav error

    A lorry driver made the "fatal error" of fiddling with his sat-nav just before he killed a father in a crash.

    Nicholas Clough / Fire Engine

    Nicholas Clough failed to see traffic had slowed down for roadworks and hit the vehicle Daren Longden (pictured), of Leeds, was in, Caernarfon Crown Court heard.

    The crash happened on the A55 near Abergele, Conwy county, in March 2015.

  5. Latest headlines: Lorry driver's 'fatal' sat-nav error and MPs brief Floods Minister on River Wharfe risk

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  6. Listen: Corrie star Liam Bairstow meets BBC Radio Leeds' Liz Green

    Bradford’s Mind The Gap theatre company have been touring the continent with their critically acclaimed show Contained. 

    The troupe is now returning to its home at Lister Mills this week. 

    Cast member and Corrie regular Liam Bairstow, along with academy director Charli Ward, popped in to talk to BBC Leeds' Liz Green about the show and their homecoming.

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    Video caption: Corrie star Liam Bairstow meets Liz Green
  7. West Yorkshire in pictures: Castle Hill in the mist

    Thanks to Colin Parr for sending us this fantastically atmospheric picture he took at the weekend of the landmark Castle Hill in Huddersfield.

    Castle Hill in mist

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

  8. Listen: MPs call for better River Wharfe flood protection

    BBC Radio Leeds

    A group of MPs will today brief floods minister Rory Stewart on the risks of further rainfall to communities along the River Wharfe. 

    They'll be led by Leeds North West Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland, who says he'll ask about better flood protection for homes and businesses. 

    BBC Radio Leeds' Richard Edwards has more:

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    Video caption: MPs brief Floods Minister on flood risk to River Wharfe communities
  9. Latest headlines: MPs brief Floods Minister on River Wharfe risk and Leeds United faces employment tribunal

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  10. Listen: Have you ever lied about your age?

    A survey commissioned by the BBC has found that in the last five years, nearly one in eight British adults say they've pretended to be younger than they actually are. 

    The figures have been released as BBC Radio 5 Live begins a special week of programming looking at how common ageism is in the UK ahead of the Queen's 90th birthday next week.

    BBC Radio Leeds asked people in West Yorkshire if they have ever lied about their age and this is what they had to say:

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    Video caption: BBC Radio Leeds asked people in West Yorkshire - have you ever lied about your age?
  11. Leeds Bradford Airport bosses call for laser pen crackdown after thousands of incidents

    Yorkshire Post

    Leeds Bradford Airport bosses are calling for tighter restrictions over the use of laser pens after police received thousands of reports over their misuse – putting pilots and passengers at risk.

    Leeds Bradford Airport
  12. Leeds United faces claims of unfair dismissal and sex discrimination at employment tribunal

    Tom Airey

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    A former Leeds United welfare officer has told an employment tribunal her office locks were changed without her knowledge while she was away working at the Women's football World Cup.

    Lucy Ward, an employee of 17 years, was dismissed for gross misconduct last year after going on leave to commentate for the BBC.

    She claims she was released as she was the partner of the then outgoing Leeds coach Neil Redfearn.

    The club denies she was unfairly dismissed and the hearing continues.

  13. Oakwell Hall robbery sparks police appeal

    Police are appealing for information after a 26-year-old woman was robbed by a group of men at Oakwell Hall Country Park in Birstall on Friday.

    The robbery took place between 16:00 and 19:20 when the victim was approached by three men who stole her mobile phone and a small amount of cash. 

    During the robbery, the victim was punched to the face causing injuries to her jaw.

    The suspects are all described as white males, wearing tracksuits, hoodies and baseball caps. One of the men is described as having a short, scruffy beard.

  14. Work won't begin on flood defences until summer 2017

    Halifax Courier

    The construction of flood defences and prevention in parts of Calderdale will not begin until the summer of 2017, the Environment Agency has said.

    Flood relief work at River Hebden
  15. Listen: Liam Cooper wants Leeds United fans' to 'stick with them'

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Championship leaders Burnley strengthened their Premier League promotion push at the weekend with a battling victory over Leeds United at Turf Moor.  

    The Clarets took the lead after just 60 seconds when Scott Arfield found the bottom corner with a low angled shot.  

    Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport he wants the fans to stick with them, despite being without a win in four games:

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    Video caption: Leeds United defender Liam Cooper wants fans' to stick by them after defeat at Burnley.
  16. Behind the scenes: Lights, camera, action!

    Channel 4 are filming part of a new drama in the studios of BBC Radio Leeds today.

    BBC studio

    The programme, starring Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters, is called National Treasure and is set in Leeds.

    It will examine the impact, both public and private, of accusations of historical sexual offences against a fictional much-loved public figure.

  17. Latest headlines: MPs to brief Floods Minister on flood risk to River Wharfe communities and new Keighley business scheme criticised by local businesswoman

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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