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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 27 April 2016

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.

    Feel free to take a look back at today's top stories from across West Yorkshire - including the suspension of Bradford West MP, Naz Shah, from the Labour party.

    In the meantime 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: Becoming dry with clear periods

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Heavy showers dying out becoming dry with clear periods.

    Weather map

    Minimum temperature -1C (30F) with icy patches on untreated surfaces. Light west wind.   

  3. Watch: Day two in Junior doctors' strike

    Junior doctors are taking part in their second all-out strike in Yorkshire and across England in protest at the imposition of a new contract.

    The strike affects A&E, maternity and intensive care for the first time.

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    Video caption: Junior doctors at the picket at the Northern General, Sheffield

    Today's strike follows Tuesday's stoppage which many hospitals said they coped well with after being quieter than expected.

    Retired health visitor Maureen Gaunt, from Dewsbury, went to accident and emergency for a dog bite.

    Quote Message: The staff were very welcoming.. I waited no longer than 20 minutes. Even the staff said it was quiet." from Maureen Gaunt
    Maureen Gaunt
  4. Latest headlines: Bradford MP Naz Shah suspended from the Labour party and Alec Shelbrooke MP calls for merger of all Yorkshire Police forces

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  5. Suspension of Bradford MP: analysis from Look North Communities Reporter

    Sabbiyah Pervez

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Naz Shah burst onto the political scene during the 2015 General election.  She was selected by the Labour party to challenge Respect MP George Galloway. But she wasn’t their first choice. The party’s National Executive Committee had imposed an all women shortlist from which Amina Ali, a Labour Councillor from Tower Hamlets, was initially chosen. But four days after her selection, Amina stood down claiming the move to Bradford would cause ‘massive disruption’ for her children.

    Naz Shah, who was at the time third place in the selection, was then imposed by the NEC as the Bradford West Candidate. She went on to reclaim the Labour seat in Bradford West, defeating George Galloway with a majority of 11,420 votes.

    She was celebrated locally and nationally for her unique background and life experiences. Growing up in poverty in Bradford, Ms Shah, and her family were abandoned by her father who eloped with a neighbour’s teenage daughter. She has spoken openly about her experience of surviving a forced marriage and domestic violence.

    Today she was suspended by the Labour party over a Facebook post she shared in 2014. Ms Shah claimed that the posts were made “at the height of the Gaza conflict in 2014, when emotions were running high around the Middle East conflict. But that is no excuse for the offence I have given.” The Gaza conflict she refers to prompted mass protests against Israeli occupation of Palestine in Bradford, in which Ms Shah took part.

  6. Listen: 'Tickle signing was a no brainer' - Daryl Powell

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Castleford Tigers have signed experienced forward Danny Tickle on a deal until the end of the season.

    The 33-year-old former Wigan Warriors and Hull FC man was a free agent having been released by Widnes Vikings last month.

    Tigers coach Daryl Powell says the signing of Tickle was 'a no brainer'.

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    Video caption: Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell on signing Danny Tickle for the rest of the season.
  7. West Yorkshire MP calls for merger of all Yorkshire Police forces following Hillsborough verdicts

    Alec Shelbrooke, Conservative MP for Elmet & Rothwell, has called for the disbanding of South Yorkshire Police and the setting up of a Yorkshire-wide force.

    The call to merge all the forces, including West Yorkshire, has come from Alec Shelbrooke following the inquests into the Hillsborough victims which ruled that the 96 Liverpool fans who died were "unlawfully killed".

    Alec Shelbrooke MP
    Quote Message: Consider very seriously whether the only way that faith can be brought back to policing in South Yorkshire... [is by] merging all four Yorkshire police forces and getting rid of the name South Yorkshire Police." from Alec Shelbrooke The Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell
    Alec ShelbrookeThe Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell
  8. Watch: Hail in Leeds city centre

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    We started the day with sunshine. We end the afternoon with hail. Good old Yorkshire weather.

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  9. Watch: MP Naz Shah suspended from Labour

    Labour has suspended MP Naz Shah from the party over comments about Israel.

    The Bradford West MP has been heavily criticised over Facebook posts, including one suggesting Israel should be moved to America.

    She offered a "profound apology" in a statement to MPs for the posts which were made before she became an MP.

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    Video caption: Labour MP Naz Shah: I truly regret what I did
  10. BreakingBradford MP Naz Shah has been suspended by the Labour party

    Richard Beecham

    Bradford Political Reporter

    The Labour press office has confirmed that Bradford West MP Naz Shah has been suspended from the party.

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  11. Row over Bradford MP continues

    BBC News deputy political editor, John Pienaar, believes Bradford MP Naz Shah will be "suspended shortly."

    Of course, we'll bring you the latest news as it happens.

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  12. Missing teenager thought to be in Leeds

    Police searching for missing teenager, Danni Lee, now believe she is in the Leeds area.

    Danni Lee

    The 18-year-old was last seen on Sunday 20 March at about 19:30 at the Holiday Inn in Barnwood, Gloucester.

    Danni is thought to be with David Manning, a 28-year-old man she met on the internet.

    Danni Lee and David Manning
  13. Bath time for Bradford "coloured-in" kittens

    Two kittens whose fur was coloured in with permanent marker are being repeatedly bathed to help wash out the ink. 

    Two kittens

    The four-week-old kittens, called Shrek and Smurf, were found in Bradford and are being cared for at the city's Cat Watch Rescue centre.

    Volunteers have been bathing the kittens in the hope of washing out the stubborn blue and green ink.

  14. Junior doctors strike: 'everything running smoothly' Leeds Teaching Hospitals

    Jamie Coulson

    Health Correspondent, BBC Look North

    Junior doctors are taking part in their second all-out strike in England in protest at the imposition of a new contract.

    The stoppage lasts from 08:00 until 17:00 with consultants and nurses staffing A&E and intensive care.

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  15. Listen: 'There are opportunities out there for me' - Kevin Sinfield

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

    Kevin Sinfield

    The 35-year-old switched codes from league to join union side Yorkshire Carnegie last November after leading the Rhinos to the treble.

    He captained Leeds for 13 years and won seven Grand Finals, three World Club Challenges and two Challenge Cups.

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    Video caption: Kevin Sinfield MBE announces his retirement from professional rugby
  16. Latest headlines: David Cameron urges Labour to suspend Bradford MP and rugby star Kevin Sinfield announces retirement from the game

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  17. Listen: Keighley rider set for 'gruelling' Tour de Yorkshire

    BBC Radio Leeds

    The second Tour de Yorkshire is just two days away.

    Eighteen teams will take to the start line in East Yorkshire on Friday, with a number of world and Olympic champions in the field, alongside many veterans of the Tour de France and UCI World Tour circuit.

    Tom Moses, from Keighley, is one of our key West Yorkshire riders in the Men's Peloton, and he's told BBC Radio Leeds he's got a gruelling weekend ahead:

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    Video caption: Tom Moses, from Keighley, is one of our key West Yorkshire riders in the Men's Peloton,
  18. Castleford Tigers: 'Carney to blame for exit' - Daryl Powell

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Castleford head coach Daryl Powell has indicated that Justin Carney's behaviour was behind the winger's acrimonious departure from the club.

    Justin Carney

    The Australian, 27, was suspended by the Tigers at the end of last season and made this season's loan move to Salford permanent on Monday.

    Carney, who scored 63 tries in 62 appearances for the Tigers, accepted responsibility for the actions that led to him leaving the Jungle in an interview during pre-season, in which he also expressed his desire to make a fresh start.

    Quote Message: Justin's found a new club and it's best for both parties.. There are certain things that you can accept in a rugby league club and certain things that you can't. The most important thing for me now is what we have got in front of us. We've got to move on from this." from Daryl Powell Head Coach, Castleford Tigers
    Daryl PowellHead Coach, Castleford Tigers
  19. West Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells and wintry showers this afternoon

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will see sunny spells and showers, with the showers likely to be heavy and possibly wintry.

    They'll merge into longer spells of rain/sleet/snow at time.

    Maximum temperature of about 8C (46F) with a light northwest wind.

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