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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 17 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 Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

    We've seen a temperature high of about 19C (66F) today and Wakefield certainly looked glorious in the sunshine. Special thanks to Sanjay Brown who's sent in this fantastic picture taken in the city.

    Wakefield

    In the meantime, if you spot something happening in your local area which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with us by email.

  2. West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This evening will be cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain spreading from the west.

    Weather graph

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

    Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with showers, locally heavy especially later with the risk of thunder. Much cooler. Maximum temperature 14C (57F). Light and variable wind.  

  3. Listen: Rat poison planted in sausage rolls at popular West Yorkshire beauty spot

    Charles Heslett

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A dog owner has installed CCTV after her pet ate a sausage roll laced with rat poison, left outside her home near a popular West Yorkshire beauty spot. 

    Police have issued a warning after the incident close to Coxley Woods on the outskirts of Wakefield. 

    I went to find out more:

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    Video caption: Charles Heslett reports.
  4. Travel update: One lane blocked M1 soutbound at J42 (M62 Lofthouse)

    BBC Travel

    One lane blocked and queuing traffic on the southbound M1 at J42, M62 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down vehicle. 

    Congestion on M621 to J7,( A61 Stourton) and to J44,(A639 Leeds South).

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

  5. Samira Lupidi: Mother guilty of murdering daughters

    More on the news that Samira Lupidi has been sentenced to life for murdering her two daughters.

    Samira Lupidi

    Bradford Crown Court heard Lupidi and her girls ended up in a refuge in November after she called police to her home in West Yorkshire.

    She told officers her partner Carl Weaver, 31, had slapped her twice the night before, though one of the officers told the jury there were no visible injuries.  

    Lupidi, an Italian national, killed the two girls the morning after she moved to the refuge.

    Prosecutors said she stabbed the girls to death because she feared she may lose them to her partner.

    Peter Moulson QC said that moments after the killings Lupidi told a member of staff: "It's his fault. Now he has a reason to kill me. If I can't have them, he can't have them either.

  6. Watch: New Bradford Bulls boss arrives for his first press conference

    James Deighton

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Earlier this month championship side Bradford Bulls appointed Rohan Smith as their new head coach on a three-year deal.

    The 35-year-old has left his assistant coach role at NRL side Gold Coast Titans to join the club his father Brian coached between 1995 and 1996.

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  7. Police arrest man over the death of a 60-year-old woman

    Police have arrested a man in his sixties in connection with the death of a woman from Leeds last week.

    60-year-old Glynnis Woodhead died in Leeds General Infirmary from what police are describing as an internal head injury. 

    Officers are treating the death as unexplained and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour in the area of Tinshill Mount and Tinshill Avenue last week. 

    The man has been released on bail and investigations are ongoing.

  8. Firefighters begin to leave Ilkley Moor after blaze

    Firefighters are beginning to pull out of Ilkley Moor following the second wildfire there in just over a week.

    Ilkley Moor
    Ilkley Moor
    Ilkley Moor

    The latest started yesterday afternoon close to The Cow and Calf pub and needed over 40 firefighters to bring under control. 

    Fire chiefs are telling people to be vigilant, and not to light fires or barbecues on the moor. 

  9. BreakingSamira Lupidi sentenced to life in prison

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    A mother who stabbed her two young daughters to death has been  jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 24 years in prison. 

    Earlier this afternoon Samira Lupidi, 24, was found guilty of the murder of 17-month-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi at a refuge in Bradford in November.

  10. Latest headlines: Mother found guilty of murdering her two children and dog poisoned at Wakefield beauty spot

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    The latest headlines in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this afternoon include:

  11. Listen: Mother found guilty of murdering her two daughters

    Richard Edwards

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    More on the news that a mother who stabbed her two young daughters to death has been found guilty at Bradford Crown Court of their murder.

    Samira Lupidi, 24, denied murdering 17-month-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi at a refuge in Bradford in November. 

    She had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

    I spoke to Gayle Lofthouse on BBC Radio Leeds:

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    Video caption: Richard Edwards has the details on the verdict.
  12. Yorkshire's Joe Root named the ECB's Test, one-day and Supporters' Player of the Year

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    England and Yorkshire batsman Joe Root won both Test and One Day International honours at the England and Wales Cricket Board's awards dinner last night. 

    The 25-year-old was also voted Player of the Year by England supporters.

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    Video caption: Yorkshire's Joe Root is named the ECB's Test, one-day and Supporters' Player of the Year.

    Hear all the action from day 3 online here.

  13. Ducklings 'battered to death' in Halton Moor

    Several ducklings have reportedly been beaten to death by a group of children, prompting a police investigation.

    Ducklings

    Officers believe the animals were attacked in an area known as the Beck in Halton Moor, Leeds.

    A wildlife sanctuary which is caring for a surviving duckling said they were "battered with a stick", before a 10-year-old boy rescued one, reported the Yorkshire Evening Post.

  14. West Yorkshire's weather: Warm and sunny this afternoon

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A dry and sunny afternoon across Leeds and West Yorkshire. We will enjoy further sunny spells into this afternoon and it'll remain dry for most, although it will turn a little cloudier.

    Weather map

    Light winds with temperature highs today of about 19C (66F). 

    This evening we'll see outbreaks of rain spread from the west overnight, some of these heavy. Strengthening south westerly winds although remaining quite mild, with a temperature low of about 11C (52F).

  15. Mother sobs as she's found guilty of murdering her two daughters in Bradford

    A mother found guilty at Bradford Crown Court of murdering her two young daughters sobbed as the verdict was delivered.

    Lupid children

    Samira Lupidi, 24, stabbed 17-month-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi at a women's refuge in Bradford in November last year.

    Lupidi admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but denied murdering the girls.

    She was found guilty of both murders by a jury of six men and six women after 90 minutes of deliberation.

    There were shouts of "yes" from the packed public gallery as the verdicts were read out.

  16. Mother found guilty of murdering her two daughters

    More on the news that a mother who stabbed her two young daughters to death has been found guilty at Bradford Crown Court of their murder.

    Samira Lupidi, 24, denied murdering 17-month-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi at a refuge in Bradford in November. 

    She had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. 

    The jury heard the case was about her mental state at the time she attacked them.  

  17. BreakingSamira Lupidi murder trial verdict

    Samira Lupidi has been found guilty of the murders of her two daughters in Bradford.

  18. Samira Lupidi murder trial: Bradford Crown Court jury retire to consider verdict

    The Bradford Crown Court jury trying a mother accused of murdering two of her children has retired to consider its verdict.

    Jasmine Weaver, one, and Evelyn Lupidi, three, were both found with stab wounds

    Samira Lupidi, 24, has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but denies two counts of murder.