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  1. Updates on Thursday 21 April 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Friday

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 Friday 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.

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

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We'll see dry and clear periods this evening and overnight. Patchy low cloud possible later, with some ground frost in places and a minimum temperature of about 2C (36F).

    Weather graph

    Friday will be dry and bright with spells of sunshine, although skies may turn partly cloudy at times. Feeling colder, with a temperature of about 11C (52F).

  3. 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 find out how Yorkshire is celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday.

    The Queen

    They'll be looking back at some of her visits to the region, starting all the way back in 1949 when she visited Pudsey in Leeds while still Princess Elizabeth.

    And they'll also be reporting live from Kippax where a beacon is due to be lit - one of many across the country - to celebrate the big day.

  4. Owain's outlook: Is that snow you say?

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It's the question on everyone's lips - after this glorious spring sunshine could we be set for an icy blast this weekend?

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    Video caption: Could we snow this weekend? Owain has the details.
  5. Travel update: Delays on M621 westbound at J2

    BBC Travel

    The M621 is partially blocked westbound at J2, A643 (Elland Road) because of an accident. This is causing some delays at the moment.

    BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the evening to keep you moving.

  6. Latest headlines: Bradford mother admits killing her two daughters and street attacks on two women in Leeds 'linked'

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  7. West Yorkshire in pictures: Spectacular sunset caught on camera

    Thanks to Matthew Merrick for sending us this atmospheric pic from Fairburn Ings nature reserve near Castleford which he took at sunset yesterday.

    Fairburn Ings sunset

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

  8. Election 2016: Yorkshire voters face unprecedented polling booth choice

    Len Tingle

    Political Editor, BBC Look North


    Voters in parts of Yorkshire could be forgiven for leaving behind piles of nervously chewed pencil stubs at their polling stations on 5 May.

    Research shows that stress levels peak at the point where the pencil is poised to put a cross in the box against the name of the chosen candidate.

    This year's local council and police commissioner elections could see even more confusion with some Yorkshire voters being asked to make up to five choices.

    Find out more in my latest blog.

  9. West Yorkshire swimmer makes Olympic squad

    Tanya Arnold

    Sport Reporter, BBC Look North

    Three Yorkshire swimmers have made the Great Britain team for this summer's Olympics.

    Georgia Coates and team mate celebrate

    Seventeen-year-old Georgia Coates, from Leeds, set two personal bests on her way to winning bronze in the 200 metres freestyle at last week's national championships.

    City of Sheffield's Ellie Faulkner got the silver in that race. She's also selected alongside team mate Max Litchfield who won the 400 metres individual medley.

  10. Bradford mother admits killing her two daughters

    A mother has admitted killing her two young daughters but denies murdering them.

    Jasmine Weaver and Evelyn Lupidi

    Samira Lupidi, 24, appeared at Bradford Crown Court accused of murdering one-year-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi in Bradford in 2015.

    She pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility but not guilty to murder.

    Ms Lupidi is due to stand trial on 9 May after prosecutors said the pleas were not acceptable.

  11. Street attacks on two women in Leeds city centre 'could be linked'

    A gang of men targeted two lone women in separate attacks in the centre of Leeds in the early hours of last Saturday morning, police believe.

    A 22-year-old woman crossing the footbridge between The Calls and Dock Street at about 04:00 was attacked from behind by a group of three or four males who stole her handbag.

    Twenty minutes later, an 18-year-old woman was walking along Call Lane towards Briggate when she was pushed into a ginnel by one of three males who demanded her handbag.


    Police say they were very frightening experiences for the victims who appear to have been deliberately targeted while having a night out in the city.

    Police have released CCTV images of three men seen in the area who they want to identify, and an e-fit image of one of the suspects has also been produced.

    CCTV 2
  12. Leeds Rhinos draw Huddersfield Giants in Challenge Cup sixth round

    BBC Sport

    Holders Leeds Rhinos will meet Huddersfield Giants in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup.

    Tigers Grant Millington is tackled by Leeds Rhinos Carl Ablett, Liam Sutcliffe and Kallum Watkinsduring the First Utility Super League match at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle

    Wakefield Wildcats will host French side Toulouse, the lowest-ranked team left in the draw, while Championship club Dewsbury welcome 19-time winners Wigan.

    Batley Bulldogs will play Catalans Dragons at the Fox's Biscuits Stadium.

  13. Bright skies tonight over Halifax to celebrate Queen's 90th birthday

    The skies above part of Halifax will be bright tonight as a special beacon's lit to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday:

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  14. Watch: The Queen in West Yorkshire caught on camera

    A few days ago we asked you to send us your pictures of The Queen's visits to West Yorkshire, and lots of you sent us photos.

    We've put some of the best into this little montage to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday.

    Happy birthday ma'am!

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    Video caption: Pictures you've sent in of The Queen in West Yorkshire
  15. Disturbance in Deighton sparks police appeal

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported disturbance involving a number of men in Deighton, Huddersfield, on Tuesday.

    The incident's said to have taken place on Riddings Road between 18:00 and 19:00, with four males reported to have been involved. No-one was present by the time officers arrived.

    Det Insp Mark Colman says: "We're keen to speak to anyone else who was in the Riddings Road area around this time who has either seen or heard anything that could be connected to this reported altercation."