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Summary

  1. Live updates have finished on Monday 9 May 2016, we're back at 08:00 on Tuesday 10 May

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 Tuesday 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 rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield reflecting on his sporting career.

    Kevin Sinfield

    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 me by email.

  2. West Yorkshire's weather: Dry with cloud increasing

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This evening will be mostly dry but increasingly cloudy.

    Weather graph

    Minimum temperature of about 10C (50F). Moderate northeast wind. 

    Tomorrow we'll see a cloudier day than today with the risk of some patchy rain. Feeling cooler with a temperature of about 18C (64F). Moderate or fresh Northeast wind.

  3. Elland lad to walk out Halifax Town in the FA Trophy at Wembley

    Walking out onto the pitch at Wembley to a packed crowd is a dream for many footballers, young and old, but for one West Yorkshire lad, that's about to become reality.

    Wembley stadium

    Fifteen-year-old Alex Audsley from Elland has been selected to walk out Halifax Town when they face Grimsby in the FA Trophy at Wembley. 

    Alex has cerebral palsy and plays in midfield for local team Greetland Goldstars.

    Quote Message: It's a total dream come true - I had to pinch myself when it happened as I wasn't sure it was actually happening! It's nice to be recognised for my commitment.. What a good day." from Alex Audsley
    Alex Audsley
  4. Travel update: Traffic starting to build on the A65 Commercial Road in Kirkstall, Leeds

    BBC Travel

    The outbound A65 Commercial Road in Kirkstall, Leeds, is starting to build at the B6157 Bridge Road junction. Do approach with care.

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

  5. West Yorkshire Police in ethnic minority recruitment drive

    West Yorkshire Police has appointed an officer with a brief to boost numbers of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people applying to join the force.

    PC Amjad Ditta is West Yorkshire Police's new "positive action coordinator"

    The latest Home Office figures show 5.1% of officers in the force come from a BME origin, compared with the national average of 5.5%.

    Census figures for 2011 show the county's BME population as 18.2%.

    We'll have more on this story on Look North on BBC One at 1830.

  6. Kevin Sinfield: I would have regretted not playing rugby union

    Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has said he would have regretted not testing himself in rugby union.

    Kevin Sinfield

    The 35-year-old brought an end to his sporting career after Yorkshire Carnegie's Championship play-off defeat by Doncaster Knights.

    Sinfield had been signed on an 18-month deal with Carnegie but announced his retirement last month.

    Quote Message: I'm really glad I did it. It was something that was on my bucket list. It was something I felt I needed to do and if I'd not took the challenge on I would have regretted it for the rest of my life. I know I've only done six months instead of 18 but I just felt the timing was right and you don't want to push too far." from Kevin Sinfield
    Kevin Sinfield
  7. Travel update: Busy in and around Bradford

    BBC Travel

    About to start your commute home? Do be aware of a couple of traffic and travel issues in Bradford this evening.

    The outbound A650 Tong Street, in Bradford, is very busy at the Knowles Lane Traffic Lights junction.

    The outbound A641 Manchester Road, in Bradford, is busy but moving between the A647 Croft Street junction and the A6177 Smiddles Lane junction.

    The A650 Shipley Airedale Road, in Bradford, is busy in both directions between the A647 Croft Street junction and the A6037 Canal Road junction.

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

  8. Watch: Four-legged recruit enjoying a 'relaxed' retirement

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    West Yorkshire Police have held a special ceremony this morning to mark the loyal service of one of their police dogs. 

    Four-legged recruit PD Gimley is now enjoying his retirement at home.

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    Video caption: PD Gimley is now enjoying his retirement.
  9. Latest headlines: Bradford child deaths: Mum admits killing her two daughters to keep them from their father and 29-year-old murder victim named as Clifford Amoh

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  10. Bradford child deaths: Mum admits killing her two daughters to keep them from their father

    A Bradford crown court jury's been told that a mother, Italian national Samira Lupidi, said she intended to kill her daughters because their father wanted to take them from her.

    Jasmine Weaver and Evelyn Lupidi

    Ms Lupidi has admitted she stabbed the two girls, 17-month-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi, to death in November last year. 

    Lupidi denies murder but admits manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. The trial continues.

  11. Leeds Rhinos: Super League strugglers are 'not in crisis'

    James Deighton

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has said the Super League strugglers are not in crisis.

    Hull KR V Leeds Rhinos

    The Rhinos won the treble last season but currently sit bottom of the table and were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by Huddersfield on Friday.

    They host Castleford on Thursday.

  12. Listen: 'My best finish on tour' - Chris Hanson

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield’s Chris Hanson is celebrating the best European Tour finish of his career.  

    Woodsome Hall's Hanson finished tied fifth on three under par at the European Tour event in Morocco. 

    Hanson finished two shots behind the winner Jeung-Hun Wang of Korea after holding the overnight lead by one.

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    Video caption: Huddersfield golfer Chris Hanson on the importance of his tied for fifth finish in Rabat.
  13. Kevin Sinfield: Rugby legend on the end of his 20 year career in Rugby

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has said he would have regretted not testing himself in rugby union.

    The 35-year-old brought an end to his sporting career after Yorkshire Carnegie's Championship play-off defeat by Doncaster Knights.

    Sinfield had been signed on an 18-month deal with Carnegie but announced his retirement last month.

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    Video caption: Yorkshire Carnegie Flyhalf Kevin Sinfield on the end of his 20 year career in Rugby
  14. Yorkshire v Surrey: Listen live to day two of County Championship clash

    BBC Sport

    It's day two of Yorkshire's County Championship clash against Surrey at Headingley - and the sun, by all accounts, is beating down.

    Get all the latest with our live commentary and also keep up-to-date with our live scorecard.

    Yorkshire cricketers
  15. Watch: Inside the newly restored Wakefield Cathedral

    Cathy Killick

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    People are being invited to take a look inside the newly restored Wakefield Cathedral this week. 

    The Grade One listed building has undergone a five year makeover costing £6.5m. The Cathedral will be officially rededicated at a special service next Sunday.

    I went along to find out more:

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    Video caption: behind the scenes footage.
  16. Listen: Kellingley miners' welfare claim the club's future is still not secure

    Staff at Kellingley miners' welfare claim the club's future is still not secure - four months after it was sent a draft 30 year lease.

    Kellingley was once the biggest deep mine in Europe and could bring up to 900 tonnes an hour to the surface

    The committee at the club, in Knottingley, say a row over an energy certificate is holding up the paperwork - and has appealed to Wakefield council for help. 

    The council says it can offer support and advice, but can't cover the certificate's cost. That, according to club steward Paul Green, isn't what's happened in the past:

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

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Do join Harry for Look North on BBC One at 13:30 as West Yorkshire police have appointed a special officer to try and encourage more people from black and other ethnic minorities to join them. 

    Currently only 5% of the force are from a non white background - compared with 18% of the county's population as a whole. Our communities reporter Sabbiyah Pervez has this exclusive report.

    Officer on the beat
  18. Firefighters tackle large blaze on Ilkley Moor

    West Yorkshire firefighters have been dealing with a large moorland fire on Ilkley Moor.

    Fire on Ilkley Moor

    It broke out on a 300 square metre area at White Wells in Ilkley at about 2215 yesterday and needed 20 crew to bring the flames under control.

    No properties were affected and the cause of the fire has yet to be established.

    Quote Message: It was a difficult fire to fight because it was on a steep banking. Firefighters worked really hard.” from Chris Hannah Assistant District Commander for Bradford
    Chris HannahAssistant District Commander for Bradford