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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 3 May 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 Wednesday 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 West Yorkshire's reaction to the sonic boom blast.


    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: Dry with clear periods

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This evening will be dry with clear periods.

    Weather graph

    Minimum temperature overnight of about 3C (37F) with a touch of ground frost possible. Light west wind. 

    Tomorrow will be a fine and dry with plenty of sunshine at first, although skies will cloud over somewhat through the day. Pleasantly warm with a maximum temperature of about 16C (61F). Light or moderate southwest wind.  

  3. Latest headlines: Sonic booms heard as RAF scrambles jets and MP steps down from Commons Home Affairs Committee

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  4. ‘Remove by’ dates given to road signs - new government rules to ‘declutter’ streets

    Wakefield Express

    Dozens of unnecessary signs could be removed under new government rules designed to de-clutter the nation’s streets.

    Road signs
  5. Travel update: One lane closed on the A58(M) in Leeds

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed on the A58(M) in Leeds on the exit slip road. Traffic is very busy but moving eastbound at A64(M), due to a broken-down car. 

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

  6. In Pictures: Early afternoon sun over Emley Moor mast

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Special thanks to Natasha Isherwood who sent in this fantastic picture of the early afternoon sun over Emley Moor mast.

    Emley Moor mast

    We love to see your pictures from across West Yorkshire and each day we showcase some of your photos on our BBC Local Live page.  

    Why not send us your pictures? I'm looking forward to seeing the county from your perspective.

  7. Watch: 'The twins will know their father was a legend' - Paul March on Danny Jones

    BBC Radio Leeds

    It's a year today since the tragic death of Keighley Cougars's Danny Jones

    The Wales international, 29, collapsed after being replaced during the League 1 game at London Skolars last May.

    The married father of five-month-old twins was treated at the ground before being taken to the Royal Free Hospital.

    Cougars coach, Paul March told our sports reporter James Deighton that Danny's twins will know their father was a legend.

    Video content

    Video caption: Keighley coach Paul March's tribute to Danny Jones on the first anniversary of his death.
  8. Charity fun run in memory of schoolteacher Ann Maguire

    Thousands of primary school children from across Leeds will put on their running shoes this afternoon to take part in the Ann Maguire Memorial Fun Run.

    Anne Maguire

    As many as 2,000 children from 32 local schools are expected to be involved in the second annual Ann Maguire Memorial Fun Run at St Theresa's Catholic Primary School in Crossgates, Leeds. 

    The 2km event, which will raise money for a number of different charities, has been organised by the GO Run For Fun campaign and is supported by the Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Armley and the Leeds Association of Roman Catholic Teachers.

  9. BreakingNaz Shah MP steps down from the Commons Home Affairs Committee

    A Bradford MP accused of making anti-Semitic comments has stepped down from a parliamentary committee while an inquiry is held into her conduct. 

    Naz Shah MP

    Naz Shah has been suspended by the Labour Party, and has apologised for her remarks made on social media before she was elected. 

    She has now stood down from the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

  10. Danny Jones' widow delivers first defibrillator after campaign

    BBC Sport

    The first defibrillator has been delivered to a junior team in Sheffield after a £50,000 fundraising drive by rugby league star Danny Jones' widow.

    Danny Jones

    Danny died after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for the Keighley Cougars last May.

    His wife Lizzie Jones launched a campaign to get defibrillators into as many grassroots clubs as possible.

  11. Terrier Nahki Wells 'suffering injury for months' - Wagner

    Jake Katborg

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner has revealed that striker Nahki Wells has been suffering from a knee injury for up to six months.

    Wagner subbed Wells at half time during their 4-0 loss at Bristol City due to the injury and says the Bermudan international will need a long rest this summer to recover from the problem.

    "He needs a break, some days or maybe weeks of rest. We'll see how he looks for next Saturday," says Wagner.

  12. Motorists could be charged for using cities like Leeds

    Larry Budd

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Motorists could be charged for using cities like Leeds in a bid to cut down on air pollution. 


    The government has previously pledged to introduce clean air zones in Leeds, Birmingham, Derby and Southampton by 2020 which will see polluting lorries and buses charged about£12.50 to enter the city centre.

    However, MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee argue in their latest report that the measure does not go far enough.

  13. West Yorkshire's weather: Dry and sunny with some cloud developing later

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A little cloudier this afternoon with the risk of the odd isolated shower, but most areas should still benefit from longs spells of sunshine.

    Weather graph

    A westerly breeze and a temperature of about 12C (54F).

  14. Latest headlines: Sonic booms heard as RAF scrambles Typhoons and the M62 is closed eastbound at J21

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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