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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 21 June 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.  

    You can take a look back at today's news here - including the BBC interview with Brendan Cox, the husband of the late Jo Cox MP.

    Brendan Cox

    I'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the county.

  2. In Pictures: Golden Acre Park in Leeds

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Special thanks to David Hudson who sent in this fantastic picture of the late afternoon sun over Golden Acre Park in Leeds.

    Golden Acre Park

    We love to see your pictures from across West Yorkshire and each day we showcase some of your photos on our BBC Local Live page.  

    Why not send us your pictures? I'm looking forward to seeing the county from your perspective.

  3. Jo Cox 'was killed because of her political views', says her widower

    Brendan Cox, the widower of Jo Cox the MP shot and stabbed to death last week, has said he believes his wife was killed because of her political views.

    Jo Cox

    "She was a politician and she had very strong political views and I believe she was killed because of those views. I think she died because of them and she would want to stand up for those in death as much as she did in life."

    In a pooled interview with the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg, Mr Cox also said his wife was concerned about the tone of the referendum debate.

    "She definitely... worried about the tone of the debate... Not that it's not a legitimate debate to have and that there aren't completely legitimate views on both sides of the debate. 

    "She completely respected that people could disagree for very good reason. But more about the tone of whipping up fears and whipping up hatred potentially."

  4. West Yorkshire's weather: Dry with broken cloud

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This evening and overnight will be dry with broken cloud. 

    Minimum temperature of about 12C (54F). Light southwest wind.

    BBC weather graph

    A rather cloudy start to Wednesday with a risk of a little patchy rain for a time - but many places staying dry, with some bright or sunny intervals developing. Maximum temperature of about 20C (68F). Light southwest wind.

  5. Listen: Father of jailed Euro 2016 Huddersfield man says his son is innocent

    A man jailed in France for allegedly throwing a bottle at police is totally innocent, his father says.

    Chris Booth says he and his son Alex from Holmfirth were preparing to watch the England v Russia game in a fanzone in Marseille when the arrest happened. 

    Alex, who turned 20 the day after the arrest, has been jailed for two months. His father says they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time:

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    Video caption: Chris Booth says his son is totally innocent
  6. Bradford City hooligan gang jailed for total of 15 years

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    Bradford's notorious Ointment gang of football hooligans has been branded “a rag-bag of thugs” by a judge who has now sentenced five former members to a total of almost 17 years imprisonment.

    Recorder Duncan Smith said the group’s objective was to “mete out violence unlawfully and indiscriminately” under the pretence of supporting Bradford City Football Club.

  7. Jo Cox fund: Councillor suspended over offensive post

    A Conservative councillor has been suspended over an offensive Facebook post he wrote mocking fundraising in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

    Jo Cox fund page

    Above a link to an article about the fund reaching more than £1m, Dominic Peacock wrote "I've just donated", before making an offensive comment.

    The East Riding of Yorkshire councillor later deleted it and said: "I shouldn't have put it on in the first place".

  8. Bradford 'perfect fit' for boss McCall

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Stuart McCall says Bradford are a "perfect fit" for him as he starts his second spell as manager of the League One club.

    Stuart McCall

    McCall first took charge following the Bantams' relegation to League Two in May 2007, but quit in February 2010 with his side 16th in the table.

    The 52-year-old has since managed Rangers and Motherwell, and left his role as Scotland coach to rejoin City.

  9. Charities welcome donations to Jo Cox fund

    As the total raised by the Jo Cox memorial fund soars, the charities set to benefit have welcomed the public's generosity.  

    HOPE not hate seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities.

    Quote Message: The strength of support given to the fund highlights how Jo's achievements, goals and ideals resonated with so many, and we will do all that we can to help build her legacy through our work." from Jemma Levene Deputy Director, HOPE not hate
    Jemma LeveneDeputy Director, HOPE not hate
  10. Memorial service for Jo Cox MP in Huddersfield

    A special service to remember Jo Cox is being held in Huddersfield tonight.

    Jo Cox

    It's taking place at Huddersfield Parish Church where a sculpture made of lights to shine in the dark is being made by the congregation. 

    It follows a day of emotional tributes in Westminster yesterday led by the Speaker of the House John Bercow with Jeremy Corbyn the first to speak.

  11. Traffic and travel update: Very slow traffic in Roundhay, Leeds

    BBC Travel

    Very slow traffic and heavier than usual traffic on the westbound A6120 Ring Road (Seacroft) in Roundhay between the A58 Wetherby Road junction and the Roundhay Park Lane junction.

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

  12. Listen: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary A&E plan consultation ends

    Health chiefs in part of West Yorkshire are insisting that big changes to NHS services will benefit patients. 

    The public consultation on the measures which could see accident and emergency services being transferred from Huddersfield to Halifax ends at midnight.

    Campaigners opposing the move are already considering a legal challenge over the way it's been conducted. 

    Doctor Steve Ollerton from the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group believes the changes are for the best:

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    Video caption: Dr. Steve Ollerton is from the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group
  13. Talking statues 'talk' to phone users

    A series of statues in Leeds city centre have been "given a voice" to help to tell the city's story.

    The Talking Statues project brings the city's history to life when smartphone users scan a code to receive a call.

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    Video caption: Famous stars give voices to Leeds statues.
  14. Bradford's Hindu Cultural Society remember Jo Cox MP

    Bradford's Hindu Cultural Society observed one minute silence in the memory of Jo Cox MP.

    Bradford's Hindu Cultural Society

    The chairman of the Hindu Cultural Society Kamal Sharma highlighted her contribution as a Member of Parliament and her work for her constituents and the wider community.

    Special prayers were offered at Sunday service for Mrs Cox and the society conveyed their grief to the Cox family for the loss of a "brilliant person, politician and dedicated servant of the community".

  15. Rishworth singer to support music legend Burt Bacharach on tour

    Halifax Courier

    Rapidly rising virtuoso singer-songwriter and musician AJ Brown has been invited to support music legend Burt Bacharach as part of his UK tour.

    AJ, who hails from Rishworth will support the six-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award winner on four dates at the end of June and into July.

    AJ Brown
  16. Corbyn: We campaign in Jo Cox's memory for a decent and just society

    In a speech in Manchester Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recalls yesterday's parliamentary tributes to Labour MP Jo Cox saying it was a "very, very sad day".


    "It was an attack on our democracy," he adds.

    "In her memory.. We campaign as never before for that decent, just society that respects all", he adds.

  17. Listen: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary A&E plan consultation ends

    A public consultation into the controversial reorganisation of hospital services in Halifax and Huddersfield ends today.

    Campaigners have warned that the changes could cost lives - but Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust says it will actually improve care. 

    Christina George, from the Hands Off Our HRI campaign, says they're already consulting lawyers:

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    Video caption: Christina George is from the 'Hands off our HRI' campaign
  18. Latest headlines: Jo Cox MP memorial fund breaks £1.1m mark

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    The latest headlines across Leeds and West Yorkshire this lunchtime include: