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Summary

  1. Work to dismantle flood-damaged Elland Bridge gets under way
  2. Holmfirth man jailed for stealing £90,000 of stamps from Co-op store
  3. Life-saving equipment stolen in raid at Meltham fire station
  4. Mother of Tyrone Clarke in appeal on 12th anniversary of teenager's murder
  5. Updates on Friday 22 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage for today

    Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back on Monday at 08:00 with more news, sport, weather and travel. We'll see you then.

    In the meantime I leave you with this great photo of Otley Chevin sent in by Mark O'Neill.

    Otley
  2. Weather: Temperatures falling over the weekend

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    For most a dry evening and night with variable cloud and clear periods. Under clearer skies and with a light breeze a touch of frost is likely as temperatures drop to 2C (36F) in some spots. 

    Weather

    Tomorrow, we've got a chilly start but dry and bright at first with plenty of sunshine during the morning. Scattered showers developing during the afternoon, could be wintry over the hills. A maximum temperature of 10C (50F)ze.   

  3. Wakefield Trinity Wildcats: Mickael Simon extends contract

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats prop Mickael Simon has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

    Simon, 29, joined the Wildcats from Catalans Dragons, and has played nine times in Super League this year.

    Mickael Simon
    Quote Message: He has been a stand-out player for us over the last few weeks and it's a real statement of intent from the club." from Chris Chester Wildcats coach
    Chris ChesterWildcats coach
  4. Travel update: Rush hour approaches

    So as we look at the general travel picture for the big weekend commute home, things aren't looking too bad really.

    Just the usual, busy traffic, which is shown by the grey boxes below..

    Roads
  5. Sex attacker jailed for more than 10 years

    A West Yorkshire man's been jailed for ten and a half years for a sex attack on a four-year-old boy. 

    Tyler Lyness

    Thirty-year-old Tyler Lyness from Steeton, Keighley, also shared indecent images of the child on the internet.

    He was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court today.  

  6. Latest headlines: Ten-year sentence for sex attacker and work starts on flood-damaged bridge

    The latest headlines in West Yorkshire include:

  7. Huddersfield Town: Preview of Birmingahm City at home

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield have an unchanged squad as forward Jamie Paterson is fit to play following his midweek comeback from a hamstring strain.

    Only goalkeeper Joe Murphy and midfielder Jonathan Hogg are missing, with Hogg close to a return.

    Huddersfield Town
  8. Nothing sheepish about this cop

    When PC Dave was making enquiries at a farm in Kirklees last night, little did he know that he'd be present at the birth of a lamb!

    West Yorkshire Police are hopeful that the new arrival will be called Dave or Davina...

    PC Dave
  9. Two lanes now open on M62

    Looks like things are starting to get back to normal on the M62 J32.. There'll still be delays for a bit though...

    View more on twitter
  10. M62 disruption latest: Delays to buses in area of accident

    The accident on the M62 near Castleford is causing big problems for local bus services...

    View more on twitter
  11. Travel update: This is the scene at J32

    BBC Travel

    This is the scene at J32 on the M62 following the accident, as you can see the traffic's building up pretty quickly 

    M62 traffic
  12. Travel update: M62 closed westbound J32

    BBC Travel

    We're just hearing that the M62 is closed westbound at J32, that's the Castleford junction. It's because of a multi-vehicle accident. We'll bring you more as we get it