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  1. Updates on Monday 18 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. More news from West Yorkshire: Coming up on BBC Look North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join Lara and Harry for Look North on BBC One at 18.30.

    Our health correspondent Jamie Coulson will report live from Huddersfield ahead of a public consultation tonight into proposed changes to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital's A&E services.

    The consultation takes centre stage tonight at the John Smith's Stadium as part of a 14-week public consultation.

    Plus, Tanya has a round-up of the weekend's sporting action.

  3. West Yorkshire's weather: A dry night with clear periods

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This evening and overnight will be dry with long clear periods developing, and a light and variable wind.

    Minimum temperature of about 0C (32F).

    Weather graph

    Tomorrow will be dry and sunny at first, patchy cloud developing later but remaining bright with further sunny spells. Maximum temperature of about 12C (54F).

  4. Watch: Towpath users are asked to mind their manners

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    The River and Canal Trust is asking people using towpaths to respect the needs of others, while enjoying Yorkshire's waterways. 

    With 20 million visitors enjoying the canals in the Pennines in 2015, the charity has introduced signs reminding people to be more polite.

    You can see my full report on tonight's Look North on BBC One from 18:30.

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    Video caption: People using canal towpaths are being asked to mind their manners..
  5. Watch: Proposed changes to hospital A&E services in spotlight

    Jamie Coulson

    Health Correspondent, BBC Look North

    Hundreds of people are expected to gather in Huddersfield tonight for the second public meeting into proposed changes to hospital services.

    The two hospitals, in Huddersfield and Halifax, are five miles apart and both currently offer a wide range of services. However, the NHS Trust says this is unsustainable with increasing pressures on their finances and difficulties meeting national standards of care. 

    They are proposing to move all emergency care to Halifax, which would include A&E, Intensive Care and a new facility for very sick children. Watch my report here:

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    Video caption: Jamie Coulson reports.
  6. Latest headlines: Proposed changes to two West Yorkshire hospitals in spotlight and five appear in court following stabbing in Bradford

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  7. Five in court following Sarfraz Khan stabbing in Bradford

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    Five men have appeared before magistrates charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in Bradford last week.

    Sarfraz Khan

    Sarfraz Khan, 35, of Great Horton in Bradford was found injured at a house on Cecil Avenue on Thursday night and later died in hospital. 

    All five men were remanded in custody to appear at the city's Crown Court on Wednesday.

    Two other men arrested in connection with Mr Khan's death have been released without charge, West Yorkshire Police said.

  8. Work to expand Elland Road Park and Ride gets under way

    Work to expand the Elland Road Park and Ride scheme in Leeds is under way.

    Councillor Keith Richards, Councillor Richard Lewis and Paul Matthews

    When it opens in the autumn, the expansion will provide 375 extra parking spaces and a new heated waiting area for passengers.

    The council say thanks to the Elland Road scheme's success, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Council are developing a new, 1,000-space park and ride at Temple Green in east Leeds through the £1bn Growth Deal Transport Fund.

  9. Have your say on proposed changes to hospital A&E services

    Planned changes to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital will take centre stage tonight at the John Smith's Stadium as part of a 14-week public consultation.


    It's proposed that Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's A&E will shut and Calderdale Royal Hospital will be expanded into an Emergency Care Centre for both areas.

    Cristina George is from the campaign group Hands Off our HRI and says the problem should not be pushed onto the community.

    Quote Message: They say they haven't got sufficient A&E consultants but then again we haven't got sufficient GPs, sufficient district nurses.You can't just push this problem out of the hospital into the community." from Christina George Hands Off Our HRI
    Christina GeorgeHands Off Our HRI
  10. Sport: Wakefield winger Tom Johnstone grateful for Brian Smith impact

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Veteran Australian coach Brian Smith might have left Wakefield after a disappointing start to the 2016 Super League season, but his legacy has played a positive part in the development of one of the club's best young talents.

    Winger Tom Johnstone has been a shining light for Trinity, building on his 2015 promise to become one of the most prolific finishers in Super League.

    His form has coincided with an upturn in results under new coach Chris Chester, and Johnstone told the BBC Super League Show his relationship with both coaches has been pivotal.

    Brian Smith

    To see the full piece with Tom Johnstone, catch the Super League Show on Monday, 18 April, BBC One from 23:30 BST in the north of England.

    There is a nationwide repeat, Wednesday, 20 April at 00:05 BST on BBC Two, while the show is also available all week on the BBC iPlayer.

  11. Celebrating Saltaire: Bradford's very own World Heritage Site

    Did you know it's World Heritage Day today? In fact, West Yorkshire has its very own Unesco World Heritage Site, with Saltaire ranking alongside the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Wall of China as a place of special significance:

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  12. Concern grows for missing Leeds woman

    Police in Leeds are continuing to appeal for information to trace a woman who has gone missing.

    Lisa Lacey

    Lisa Lacey, aged 47, who also uses the names Lisa Hauxwell and Lisa Hauxley, was last seen at about 21.00 on Sunday 3 April at her home in Holbeck

    Lisa is described as white, slim, 5ft 7ins tall, with shoulder-length blonde hair. She has a strong Geordie accent and a stutter.

    Quote Message: We remain very concerned for Lisa's welfare and urgently need to trace her to establish that she is safe and well. In the interests of tracing her, we are now highlighting that she has been known to use a male appearance under the name Craig John Hauxwell, as shown in the photograph." from Det Insp Steve Greenbank Leeds District CID
    Det Insp Steve GreenbankLeeds District CID
  13. Bradford Pride back on after last week's cancellation

    Richard Beecham

    Bradford Political Reporter

    Bradford Pride will now go ahead, despite cancellation of the annual event last week.

    The festival will now take place at the Bradford Bulls' Odsal stadium, after the City Park event was cancelled due to licensing problems. 

    Bulls CEO Robbie Hunter-Paul told the club's website: "Bradford Pride is a wonderful event and it is exciting to see it taking place at the Provident Stadium.

    "It will be a great day filled with entertainment and we hope everybody enjoys themselves."

    The event will take place on 28 May from 11:00.

  14. More news from across West Yorkshire

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join Clare Frisby for Look North on BBC One at 13.30.

    Our health correspondent Jamie Coulson will report live in Huddersfield ahead of a public consultation later today into proposed changes to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital's A&E services.

    The consultation takes centre stage tonight at the John Smith's Stadium as part of a 14-week public consultation.

  15. West Yorkshire's weather: Dry and bright this afternoon

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We will continue to see plenty of bright and sunny spells across West Yorkshire this afternoon and it will remain dry for most. The odd spot of drizzle is possible on  higher ground such as the Pennines.

    Weather graph

    We'll see temperatures of about 11C (54F).