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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 5 May 2016

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: 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 from across the county.

    Feel free to take a look back at today's news from across West Yorkshire - including how you can help name the latest four-legged recruit at West Yorkshire Police - our favourite is currently Horsey McHorsforth!

    Unnamed horse

    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: Fine, dry and warm

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Fine and warm this evening. Dry and clear overnight.

    Weather graph

    Minimum temperatures overnight of about 5C (41F). 

    Friday will be dry and bright with spells of sunshine, although more cloud is expected at times making the sunshine rather hazy. Feeling warm with high's of about 19C (66F).

  3. Listen: West Yorkshire MP calls for tougher sentences for attacks on officers

    A West Yorkshire MP is calling for tougher sentences for attacks on police officers after acid was sprayed into an officer's face

    The Conservative MP for Shipley, Philip Davies, told the Commons what happened:

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    Video caption: Conservative MP for Shipley, Philip Davies, told the commons what happened to an officer.
  4. More news from West Yorkshire: Coming up on BBC Look North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Do join Lara and Harry for Look North on BBC One at 18:30 as we hear from a West Yorkshire woman who has been describing how a series of blunders by Pontefract Hospital led to the death of her baby. 

    Sam Reid's son Theo was stillborn at the midwife-led unit there last year.

    Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust has admitted responsibility and has offered to settle the case out of court. 

    This comes as figures obtained by Look North show that last year our hospital trusts paid out more than £31m in compensation for negligent maternity care:

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    Video caption: Sam Reid descibes how her son, Theo, was sillborn.
  5. Travel update: Delays on the eastbound A58(M) at A660 Blackman Lane

    BBC Travel

    Queuing traffic on the eastbound A58(M) in Leeds at A660 Blackman Lane, due to an earlier broken down vehicle, and congestion is now backing up on A660 Blenheim Walk to the St Mark's Road junction.

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

  6. Human remains found at West Yorkshire nature reserve

    A post mortem examination has been held on human remains found at a West Yorkshire nature reserve. 

    West Yorkshire Police say a member of the public found a number of small bones at the Washlands Nature Reserve in Wakefield. 

    A force spokesman said officers spent a day making enquiries at the scene after the bones were found yesterday morning. 

    Detailed examinations confirmed the bones were human, the spokesman said, and enquiries are ongoing. 

    The results of the post mortem examination were inconclusive.

  7. Police want your help naming latest four-legged recruit!

    Police are calling for the help of us Yorkshire folk to choose a name for the latest addition to their mounted section.

    Unnamed horse

    West Yorkshire Police’s newest four-legged recruit, a four-year-old shire-cross gelding, joins the likes of Ledston, Ilkley and Breeze at the stables in Carr Gate.

    Members of the public are being invited to get their thinking caps on and come up with a West Yorkshire Themed name for the as yet unnamed horse.

    Unnamed horse

    How about Horsey McHorsforth?

  8. Watch: Pontefract Hospital failings led to stillbirth

    A woman from West Yorkshire has been describing how a series of blunders by Pontefract Hospital, led to the death of her baby. 

    Sam Reid's son Theo was stillborn at the midwife-led unit there last year. 

    She's spoken out, as figures obtained by BBC Radio Leeds show that last year hospital trusts in Yorkshire paid out more than £31m in compensation for negligent maternity care.

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    Video caption: Sam Reid descibes how her son, Theo, was sillborn.
  9. Latest headlines: Hospital trusts paid out more than £31m in compensation for negligent maternity care and a murder inquiry is launched in Dewsbury

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  10. Watch: 'Pedal for Pounds' riders back in the saddle

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    The legs will be aching but the Huddersfield Town 'Pedal for Pounds' challenge riders are back in the saddle today. 

    It's day two for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraiser and the cyclists are tackling 58 tough miles between Lancaster and Liverpool. 

    BBC Radio Leeds' Huddersfield Town commentator, Paul Ogden is among the riders.

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  11. Listen: Doherty excited by new challenge as coach

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds Carnegie winger David Doherty is to become Harrogate's director of rugby next season.  

    The ex-Sale Sharks and Wasps winger, who has amassed 49 tries in 107 games during two spells with Carnegie, was told he would not be offered a new deal with the Championship high-fliers for 2016-17.

    Doherty, who is 29-years-old, told BBC Radio Leeds he's excited by the new challenge as coach.

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    Video caption: Leeds Carnegie winger David Doherty to become Harrogate's director of rugby next season.
  12. CCTV appeal after man with dog threatens Halifax station staff

    A CCTV image has been released of a man with a dog following an incident of threatening behaviour at Halifax railway station.

    CCTV Image

    British Transport Police say the man abused members of ticket office staff at Halifax station on Monday 4 April at about 1115. He then singled out a male member of staff and threatened him with violence. 

    The man had light brown hair and a dog.

    Quote Message: He became abusive towards ticket office staff after his card was declined whilst attempting to purchase a ticket. He then singled out a male member of staff and threatened him with violence, leaving him extremely shaken and fearing for his safety. The man then left the station.” from PC Craig Virco British Transport Police
    PC Craig VircoBritish Transport Police
  13. Otley children go out of this world with Tim Peake

    Charles Heslett

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    There's been a truly space-age experience for children at one West Yorkshire school today as they made an interstellar link-up with British astronaut Tim Peake.

    Student at Ashfield Primary

    It took place at Ashfield Primary School in Otley, and saw pupils talk to Tim live as the International Space Station (ISS) passed above Yorkshire. 

    The link with the ISS was the culmination of a two-day, space-related workshop which rounded-up a large range of learning activities using space as a context for teaching throughout the curriculum.

  14. More news from West Yorkshire: Coming up on BBC Look North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Do join us for Look North on BBC One at 13:30 as police in West and North Yorkshire warn people to be vigilant after three red kites were illegally shot down in the last month.

    One of the birds - which are a protected species - was found with gunshot wounds in Eccup near Leeds.

    Red kite

    Plus, today is exactly three months to go until the next Olympics, which take place in Rio starting on 5 August, and once again there could be plenty of medals for Yorkshire's athletes.