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  1. Live updates on Wednesday 22 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

    Sue McGorrigan

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's all for today's live coverage.  Enjoy your evening.

    Condolences from BBC Yorkshire to the family of Huddersfield Giant's Ronan Costello.

    If you're observing Ramadan, the sun will set in West Yorkshire at 21:40 tonight.

    Nick Wilmshurst will be back Wednesday from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across West Yorkshire. 

  2. Suspicious Red Kite death

    Yorkshire Post

    Police are investigating the suspicious death of another red kite which was found in North Yorkshire.

    The red kite was discovered in Timble Ings, a large area of upland woodland  between Harrogate and Skipton and a well-known hot-spot for birdwatchers.

    Red Kite
    Image caption: Red Kite

    Red Kites were released on the Harewood estate near Otley in West Yorkshire in 1999 as part of a UK conservation initiative.  

  3. Broncos star looking forward to coming home to Castleford

    Paul Ogden

    BBC Sport

    Greg Eden has been speaking to BBC Radio Leeds from down-under about rejoining Castleford Tigers. The club have signed Brisbane Broncos full-back on a two-year deal. 

    Listen to Greg talking to Paul Ogden. 

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    Video caption: Greg Eden on agreeing two-year deal to re-join Castleford Tigers from 2017 from Brisbane.

    Eden stared his career with the Tigers before moving on to Huddersfield Giants and Hull KR and will return to Super League for the 2017 season.

  4. Evening weather: Cloudy and misty with light drizzly rain

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    Staying mainly cloudy and misty through this evening and night with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. Winds will be light and northeasterly.

    There's a yellow weather warning for rain in place for West Yorkshire until 22:00.  Heavy rain is expected to hit parts of West Yorkshire but not all areas will be affected.  There's also a risk of lightening.

  5. Wakefield Council changes its mind on Tour de Yorkshire

    Sue McGorrigan

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Wakefield council says it will express an interest in hosting the start or finish of next year's Tour de Yorkshire.  A report to the council's cabinet group advises that the costs would outweigh the economic benefit. 

    The leader of Leeds Council, Judith Blake, has told BBC Radio Leeds, that after the experience of Leeds hosting the start of the race in 2016, she understands Wakefield's dilemma.  

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    Video caption: Wakefield Council decides it will express an interest in hosting the Tour de Yorkshire 201

    At an executive meeting of Wakefield Council today, councillors voted to tell Welcome to Yorkshire which organises the Tour de Yorkshire, that they would be interesting in hosting the event. 

  6. Headlines: Tributes to teenage Huddersfield Giants player who died today and extra cash pledged to combat forced marriage in West Yorkshire

    Sue McGorrigan

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Among the latest headlines this evening:

  7. Tributes to teenage Giants player who has died

    Sue McGorrigan

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Tributes are being paid to the teenage Huddersfield Giants rugby player who has died. Seventeen year old Ronan Costello was injured in a game against Salford on Saturday. 

    He was airlifted to the Leeds General Infirmary but passed away today .

    Ronan Costello

    Tributes are being paid to the young player. 

    Rugby Football League (RFL) chief executive Nigel Wood said: "We are all incredibly saddened by news of the death of Huddersfield Giants academy player Ronan Costello. It is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with Ronan's family and friends at this time".

    Ronan Costello tweets
    Quote Message: We are absolutely devastated to lose Ronan so tragically and suddenly. Ronan was a loving and caring 17 year old lad who was dedicated to his family and friends. He was a credit to all of his family and we are so proud of him and his achievements. He was passionate about rugby and rugby was a big part of his life. We acknowledge that this was a tragic accident. As a family, we wish to extend our appreciation to Leeds General Infirmary's Neuro Intensive Care Unit for their dedication, respect and efforts in caring for Ronan and to The Giants, especially Andy and Richard who have been a great support to us all during such a difficult time. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us but we now need some privacy and time to grieve. We are all truly heartbroken and Ronan will be missed and forever in our hearts." from Ronan Costello's Family Family
    Ronan Costello's FamilyFamily
  8. Extra cash pledged to combat forced marriage

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has pledged an extra £5,000 the proceeds-of-crime fund to help support victims of forced marriage and so-called honour violence.

    He made the announcement at a conference in Bradford this morning, where the charity Karma Nirvana raised awareness of how both men and women can be emotionally and physically groomed.  


    Today the charity, which is based in West Yorkshire, fields almost 7,000 calls a year. Some of those calls are made by youngsters under the age of 10 saying they're being targeted and need help.   

  9. Travel: Long delays on M62 eastbound

    BBC Travel

    There are long delays on the M62 eastbound between the M606 junction 26 (Chain Bar)  and the M621 junction 27 (Gildersome). It's also affecting the junction 25 (A644  Brighouse).

    Recovery work following an accident is leading to lengthy queues.

  10. Second Huddersfield fan jailed in France

    Another England fan from Huddersfield has been jailed in France.

    Steven Cornell who's 28, was one of two England fans from Huddersfield who have been jailed and banned from France after appearing in a Marseille court charged in connection with the weekend violence.

    The other was Alexander Booth who's 20.

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  11. Former West Yorkshire Deputy Chief Constable's legal fees

    BBC Radio Leeds

    A former West Yorkshire Police deputy chief constable had at least two million pounds in Hillsborough inquest legal fees paid by the taxpayer, BBC Yorkshire has learned. 

    David Crompton, who left West Yorkshire to become chief constable of South Yorkshire Police in 2012, was suspended from his post 24 hours after unlawful killing verdicts were returned at the inquests. 

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    Video caption: South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner on David Crompton legal fees

    Several victims' families complained to the police watchdog about Mr Crompton's conduct during the inquests. They claim the chief constable "instructed his legal team to pour blame on to Liverpool fans". 

  12. Travel: Accident on M62

    BBC Travel

    There's very slow traffic on the M62 eastbound between junction 26 for the M606 at Chain Bar and junction 27 for the M621 at Gildersome.

    The delays have been caused by an accident.  

  13. BreakingInjured Huddersfield Giants player has died

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Club has announced that one of their young players has died after being injured during a match against Salford at the weekend.

    17 year old Ronan Costello was airlifted to the LGI on Saturday afternoon. 

    John Smiths Stadium
    Image caption: Huddersfield Giants

    The Club have been asked by the family to send their thanks for the messages of support they have received to date and have requested that all well-wishers now allow them to grieve and respect their privacy.   

    Quote Message: As a family, we wish to extend our appreciation to Leeds General Infirmary's Neuro Intensive Care Unit for their dedication, respect and efforts in caring for Ronan and to The Giants, especially Andy and Richard who have been a great support to us all during such a difficult time. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us but we now need some privacy and time to grieve. We are all truly heartbroken and Ronan will be missed and forever in our hearts." from Ronan Costello's family Family
    Ronan Costello's familyFamily
  14. Ilkley the Police horse takes a rest

    Sue McGorrigan

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    This is one of West Yorkshire Police's horses, taking a well earned rest after a day's riding course. 

    WY Police Horse called Ilkley
  15. Weather: Sunny spells and scattered heavy showers later

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    A bit dull across most of West Yorkshire. You can look forward to some brighter spells this afternoon with a risk of heavy scattered showers later on.

    There's a yellow weather warning for rain for West Yorkshire until 22:00.

    Top temperatures of 16C (60F)

    Image caption: Weather map
  16. BreakingLeeds boxer to defend his title in home city

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds featherweight boxer Josh Warrington is going to defend his WBC title against Patrick Hyland at the First Direct Leeds Arena on 30th July.

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  17. Leeds man jailed after horrific attack on wife

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    A jealous husband attacked his wife with a hammer before slitting her throat and wrists as she was about to leave him for another man. Kevin Miles from Pudsey was jailed for 14 years at Leeds Crown Court, after pleading guilty to attempted murder.

    During the “chilling” attack Miles shouted at his partner Alison: “If I can’t have you, no one can.” 

  18. Travel: Problems in Crossgates in Leeds

    BBC Travel

    Delays in Crossgates in Leeds this afternoon. It's being caused by broken traffic lights on the A6120 Station Road junction.  

  19. Another bus strike set for Leeds

    The First Leeds bus company has confirmed that there will be another bus strike following yesterday's industrial action.

    Drivers are set to go on strike again on Monday 20th June. More than a thousand drivers didn't go to work yesterday and almost all bus services in Leeds were affected. Thousands of commuters struggled to get to and from work.

    First Leeds
    Image caption: Leeds Bus strike

    The action being taken by the Unite union follows a vote by members to reject the latest pay offer from First Leeds.

  20. Shoppers in Leeds pay tribute to Orlando shooting victims

    Charles Heslett

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Shoppers in Leeds have gathered at the Town Hall to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando.  It's one of a number of events planned across West Yorkshire this week.

    BBC Radio Leeds Reporter, Charles Heslett, was with them. 

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    Video caption: Shoppers paying tribute to the Orlando shooting victims in Leeds

    Similar gatherings have been held across the UK and in countries including France, Australia and Germany.

    The attack on Orlando's Pulse nightclub left 49 people dead and dozens wounded. US authorities say gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to so-called Islamic State shortly before the attack. Several Pulse customers have told US media that Mateen was a regular visitor to the nightclub.