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  1. Updates on Wednesday 20 April 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Thursday

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, Leeds

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

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

    If you spot something happening where you live which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with us by email

    In the meantime, enjoy the late evening sunshine.

  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 as they take a look at the latest unemployment figures for West Yorkshire.

    Plus, Bradford Council has installed hidden cameras to catch illegal fly-tippers who cost authorities in Yorkshire nearly £3.5m last year. Our reporter has been to take a look.

  3. West Yorkshire's weather: A dry and clear night ahead

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will be dry and clear across Leeds and West Yorkshire, with a light and variable wind.

    Weather graph

    Minimum temperature overnight of about 0C (32F).

    We'll see another fine and mainly sunny day tomorrow with a little patchy cloud developing in places. Maximum temperature of about 14C (57F).

  4. Calderdale set to celebrate Queen's 90th birthday

    With the Queen's 90th birthday less than a day away, it seems preparations to mark the big event are well under way in Calderdale:

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  5. Bradford judge spares girl jail for stabbing abuser

    A judge has spared a teenage girl who stabbed the man who sexually abused her as a child from a prison sentence.

    Judge Jonathan Durham Hall Q

    The 15-year-old had admitted attacking Zadhullah Boota, who was given a community order in 2010 after he was convicted of sexually assaulting her.

    Bradford Crown Court heard she "snapped" after he was not imprisoned.

    Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC (pictured) said jailing her would be "callous and cruel" and it was clear the attack had been motivated by the abuse.

    Sentencing the girl to a two-year youth rehabilitation order, he said he believed Boota had been dealt with "somewhat leniently".

  6. Masters snooker trophy renamed in honour of ex-champion Paul Hunter

    BBC Sport

    The Masters trophy will be renamed the Paul Hunter Trophy from 2017 in honour of the three-time former winner from Leeds, says World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn.

    Paul Hunter

    Hunter died from cancer at the age of 27 in 2006 and Hearn said the sport "messed up" by not paying tribute to Hunter sooner.

    "It's the highest honour we can give. There is an argument to say we should have done it before and I take responsibility for that," Hearn told a media conference.

  7. Watch: Fly-tipping cost councils in West Yorkshire more than £1.7m in 2015

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Fly-tipping cost councils in Yorkshire more than £3m last year.

    Most of the money was spent here in West Yorkshire, where it cost councils more than £1.7m.

    Now Bradford Council has installed hidden cameras to trap illegal tippers in the act. 

    The covert CCTV cameras have been set up in rural areas across Bradford.

    BBC Look North's Abi Jaiyola has been finding out more:

    Video content

    Video caption: Abigail Jaiyeola report >> more here
  8. Your tributes to comedian Victoria Wood

    Comedian Victoria Wood has died, aged 62, after "a short but brave" battle with cancer.

    Victoria Wood

    "The multi Bafta award-winning writer, director, actor and comedian died peacefully at her north London home with family this morning," her publicist Neil Reading said. 

    Wood found fame in the 1980s with her TV series Victoria Wood As Seen On TV and was awarded a CBE in 2008.

    You've been paying your respects to her on our BBC Radio Leeds Facebook page.

    Quote Message: It is sad, she was so funny." from Rosa Robinson
    Rosa Robinson
    Quote Message: A wonderful funny very talented lady. A sad loss." from Jane Campbell
    Jane Campbell
  9. Latest headlines: Appeal after 'targeted' stabbing and Cellino's son suspended over social media comments

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire today include:

  10. Travel update: Traffic light failure on A6110 Ring Road in Beeston

    BBC Travel

    A traffic light failure on the A6110, Ring Road, Beeston, at the Millshaw junction is causing some disruption at the moment. Please do approach with care.

  11. Owain's outlook: Blue skies and spring sunshine

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Nearly ready to finish work? Well, the spring sunshine is set to stay...for today at least!

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  12. Hidden CCTV cameras to catch fly-tippers in Bradford

    Bradford Council has installed hidden cameras to catch illegal fly-tippers who cost authorities in Yorkshire nearly £3.5m last year.

    Five CCTV cameras have been set up in rural areas across the city.

    Government figures show there were 29,253 fly-tipping incidents in West Yorkshire alone last year, costing councils a total of £1.7m to clear.

    Bradford Council says the aim is to provide evidence for the courts.

    As you can see in the video below, one camera caught the moment an illegal fly-tipper got more than he bargained for when he tried to set fire to a pile of rubbish dumped in Bradford.

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    Video caption: CCTV camera captures illegal fly-tipping
  13. Watch: Charlotte Bronte bicentenary at the Parsonage Museum

    Charlotte Leeming

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    She's a towering literary figure and in her novel Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte created one of our most enduring love stories. 

    Tomorrow sees the bicentenary of her birth and the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth - where she grew up with sisters Emily and Anne - has big plans to celebrate. 

    I went along to find out more:

    Video content

    Video caption: Charlotte Leeming reports.
  14. Demolition work under way at Elland Bridge

    Huddersfield Examiner

    Engineers have started the careful job of taking down the historic Elland Bridge which is being rebuilt after the Boxing Day floods caused catastrophic damage – and Friday will start to dismantle historic stonework.  

    Elland Bridge
  15. Calderdale flood cash deadline removed

    Affected by the Boxing Day floods in Calderdale? There's still time to apply for both the £500 hardship grant for homeowners and also for the business flood recovery grant.

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  16. Space Odyssey: Leeds schoolchildren meet Nasa astronaut

    Richard Edwards

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Astronaut Michael Foale has visited a Leeds school today to tell them stories about his time in space.

    Michael Foale and schoolchildren in Leeds

    The retired British-American Nasa astronaut has flown six Space Shuttle missions, lived and worked aboard two space stations and spent nearly 400 days in space. 

    But he's come back to Earth in Chapeltown to talk to science students at the Khalsa Science Academy.

    He told me that speaking to young people about space is wonderful: "When I saw how excited and thrilled children are to be hearing about it, I thought, 'That's where I'm going to get all my fun'. Coming to schools is where you get re-enlivened."

  17. Police appeal for witnesses after 'targeted' Guiseley stabbing

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Guiseley, near Leeds, yesterday evening.

    Officers were contacted by the ambulance service at about 20:25 after being called to Aireborough Leisure Centre where the victim had gone for help after being stabbed in a nearby park.

    Det Insp Paul Hobson says he believes it may have been a "targeted" attack:

    Quote Message: We're looking into the potential background to this incident. The victim has been in the park, to the rear of the leisure centre, when he was attacked by a number of other males." from Det Insp Paul Hobson West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Paul HobsonWest Yorkshire Police