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Summary

  1. Kirklees Council has re-instated its former Labour leader David Sheard
  2. Family tributes to 'beautiful' teenager killed by car
  3. World War One hero's VC marked in Bradford 100 years on
  4. Water fluoridation plan shelved by Wakefield Council
  5. Updates on Friday 3 June 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Thanks for being with us today. We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with more news, travel, weather and sport from across West Yorkshire

    Here's a lovely snap to close with. It's of the Fulneck Valley near Pudsey. Thanks to Mark Bromham for sending it in. 

    Fulneck Valley
  2. School pays tribute to student who 'brightened lives'

    Garforth Academy has paid a moving tribute to 14-year-old Amelia Wake who died after being hit by a car near Leeds on Monday.

    The school said: "Amelia was a bright, confident and conscientious student who was held in high regard by staff and students alike. 

    "She was a talented gymnast and Sports Leader and had the potential to achieve anything she set her mind to; but was always so modest about her achievements.

    Amelia Wake

    "Her positive attitude and infectious smile brightened the lives of all those who met her and the Academy will not be the same without her. 

    "Words cannot express how much we will miss Amelia but she will never be far from our thoughts.

    "Our heartfelt sympathy is with her family, friends and all that had the pleasure to know her during her short but wonderful life."

  3. Weather: Cloudy overnight but much brighter tomorrow

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Becoming cloudy again overnight with mist and murk developing, also the odd spot of rain or drizzle. A minimum temperature of 10C (50F).  

    Weather

    The odd morning shower will slowly brighten with warm spells of sunshine eventually developing. Temperatures could reach 20c.  

  4. BreakingMan charged over Bradford pub killing

    A Bradford man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of Peter Burns who died after a brawl outside a Bradford pub.

    Daniel Mullaney, 29, of Lampards Close, Bradford appeared before Bradford Magistrates' Court this afternoon and will appear in court again on 1 July.

    Two other men, both aged 22, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, have been bailed.

  5. Castleford scrum-half signs five-year contract

    Acting Castleford captain Luke Gale has signed a new five-year contract with the Super League club.

    Luke Gale

    The 27-year-old scrum-half, who joined from Bradford Bulls in 2014, was under contract until 2017 but had been linked with a move away from The Jungle.

    "It's great to be able to put all the rumours to bed," said Gale.

  6. Police name 14-year-old crash victim

    West Yorkshire Police have named a 14-year-old girl who died after she was hit by a car earlier this week.

    Garforth Academy student Amelia Wake was walking with friends along a grass verge at the side of Bullerthorpe Lane, Colton, near Leeds, on Monday when she was struck by a blue Ford Focus. 

    Amelia Wake
    Quote Message: Amelia was such a beautiful girl, both inside and out, she was so caring, kind and loved by everyone lucky enough to have her in their life. She was so special to so many people but none more so than us." from Family statement
    Family statement
  7. View inside a Spitfire ahead of 1940s weekend

    I was telling you about the Brighouse 1940s weekend earlier. 

    I mentioned that they had a Spitfire cockpit you could have a go in. Well, here's the proof!

    NEEAAAAHH DAGGERDAGGERDAGGER

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  8. Don't miss your bus tonight!

    Here's some more travel info. Just in case you're out in town tonight, this is where you can get your bus home from...

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  9. West Yorkshire's travel woes continue...

    And now the animals have got involved. It's meant that West Yorkshire Police have stepped up into pun mode..

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  10. BreakingM621 reopen

    Some good news just coming in, it looks like things are just starting to get going again on the M621. 

    Let's hope it doesn't have a big knock-on for all the people heading home.

  11. Severe congestion warning over M621 incident

    It looks as though we're in for a very slow commute home tonight around Leeds. If you're sitting on a bus, a passenger in a stationary car or someone walking past a huge queue in town, send us your pictures and let us know how bad it is.

    Email me or send your tweet.

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  12. Travel update: M621 J7 closure both ways diversion advice

    BBC Travel

    Highways England have just issued some travel advice if it's looking like you're about to join the queues on the M621. Police have closed it as they deal with an incident. 

    They advise that if you're on the M1 northbound, you should carry on to J44, join the A639 and A61 following the hollow circle symbols. You'll then eventually rejoin the M621 at J7.

    If you're heading southbound towards the M1, come off at J7 and use the reverse route.

    This is the current situation at J3 westbound.

    M621
  13. Deputy head at Yorkshire’s TV school is banned from teaching after altering 600 pupil attendance records

    Yorkshire Post

    A headteacher of a school made famous by the Educating Yorkshire TV series has been barred from the classroom after a misconduct panel found that she repeatedly altered student attendance records to make them look better.

    Thornhill academy
  14. Traffic update: Slow moving M621 J7 both directions

    BBC Travel

    We're getting reports of an "incident" on the M621 both ways around J7 and the M1. As you can see the traffic is pretty bad at the moment.

    Police are currently saying that things should return to normal by 16:30. No word on if it's closed or just partially blocked.

    I'll keep you posted on any changes.

    Traffic
  15. A dog's best friend

    This is Hugo, and he is one very lucky Cocker Spaniel. 

    Hugo with his rescuer

    The 16-month-old rescue dog fell into a drainage culvert near to Wessenden Head Reservoir. His owners could hear him whimpering but couldn't see him, so they called in West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

    A firefighter (pictured) donned a dry suit attached to a line and entered the culvert where managed to pull Hugo back up again.

    Quote Message: It was a huge relief to see him come out, particularly as just before that the firefighter had said he could not see him which made our hearts sink. “ from Jeff Peers Hugo's owner
    Jeff PeersHugo's owner
  16. Watch: Inside the revamped Kirkgate market in Leeds

    I was just out to get a snack and thought I'd take a walk back through Leeds' newly refurbished Kirkgate Market.

    It cost the council £13m to finish, and I thought I'd take a little video so you can see it if you've not been.

    I quite like it, this is the big food hall bit. Would love to know what you make of it. You can share you thoughts on email.

    Video content

    Video caption: See the transformation on Leeds' Kirkgate Market after £13m of investment
  17. Oi, Liverpool, give us back our sunshine...

    If you've got family or friends in the west of the country, they've probably been boasting about how nice it is, whilst we suffer under a blanket of cloud.

    This picture from Keeley explains why!

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  18. Latest headlines: Three remain in custody over death and

    Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon: