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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 06:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 23 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.

    We'll be back from 06:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county - including news on that all important vote.

    If you need to catch up with today's news - including the vigil to mark a week since the death of Jo Cox MP - you can find a full round-up here.

    Batley vigil

    You can always get in touch with us by email or catch BBC Look North on BBC One at 18:30.

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

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Dry with broken cloud this evening and overnight. 

    Weather graph

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

    Friday will be dry and bright with sunny spells at first, scattered showers developing later, one or two on the heavy side with the risk of thunder. Maximum temperature of about 20C (68F). Light southwest wind.

  3. Watch: The story of Sky, a stolen Rottweiler

    More dogs are stolen in West Yorkshire than almost any where else in the country. 

    More than 5,000 dogs have been reported stolen to police forces in England and Wales since the start of 2013 - with 450 thefts in West Yorkshire alone - Sky is one of those dogs.

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    Video caption: Sky is one of those dogs.
  4. Linton bridge gets £4.5m repair work approved

    Multimillion-pound repairs to a flood-hit bridge have been approved by senior councillors.

    Linton Bridge

    Linton Bridge, over the River Wharfe in West Yorkshire, was damaged in the Christmas floods.

    Emergency work has been undertaken but the cracked bridge between Linton and Collingham remains at risk of collapse, said Leeds City Council.

    Work, which will cost £4.5m, is to start in July to put in place a river platform to work on the foundations.

  5. Travel update: One lane closed on the westbound M62 between J28 and J27

    BBC Travel

    One lane closed on the westbound M62 between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident.

    Traffic is building and delays are inevitable.

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

  6. Top award for Leeds library’s ‘elegant’ new design

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    A landmark Leeds building which was completed last year after a £16m development has won a prestigious architecture award for its “elegant” design.

    The Laidlaw Library at the University of Leeds, by ADP LPP, has been named one of 46 winners in the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) national awards.

    Laidlaw Library
  7. Travel update: A58 Burdock Way in Halifax blocked

    BBC Travel

    The A58 Burdock Way, Halifax, is blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the King Cross Street junction and the Burdock Way junction, because of a police incident. 

    Congestion backing upto the A58 Leeds Road junction.

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

  8. Barack Obama pays tribute to Jo Cox

    President Barack Obama has paid tribute to Jo Cox MP, saying she believed in “the power of people to bring about change.”

    In a Facebook message Mr Obama hailed the mother-of-two, who volunteered for his 2008 presidential campaign, for her work for those close to home in her Batley and Spen constituency and further afield.

    Obama capture

    You can read the full post here.

  9. Jo Cox death: Vigil of remembrance to mark a week since MP's death

    A vicar urged everyone remembering Jo Cox to "pledge ourselves to a better world" as he led a memorial ceremony just a few yards away from where she was killed.

    Birstall vigil

    People gathered in the market square in Birstall to mark the exact time a week ago that the Batley and Spen MP was attacked. 

    More than 100 people ringed the makeshift memorial for moments of silence, hymns and eulogies led by the vicar of St Peter's Church, the Reverend Paul Knight.

    Quote Message: We're meeting seven days on from the tragedy that hit our community when our MP, Jo Cox, was brutally killed. We're meeting today to remember her, to pray for her family and to pledge ourselves to a better world. To pledge ourselves to unity, because that was certainly one of Jo's passions." from Reverand Paul Knight St Peters Chuch
    Reverand Paul KnightSt Peters Chuch
  10. Nathan Darby: Hunslet Hawks prop banned for anabolic steroid use

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Hunslet prop Nathan Darby has been banned from all sport until February 2020 after failing a drugs test.

    Rugby Union and Rugby League players have accounted for 14 of the 19 bans given by UK Anti-Doping in the past 12 months

    Former Featherstone player Darby was suspended after testing positive for three anabolic steroids during an out-of-competition test in January.

    The 21-year-old joined League One side Hawks in 2015 after a trial and signed a new one-year deal in October.

  11. 'Postcode lottery' for Yorkshire coeliac patients

    Patients with coeliac disease are at the mercy of a prescription "postcode lottery" in Yorkshire, a charity says.

    Coeliac disease patient Jackie Bailey said cuts would impact students and those on low incomes

    The autoimmune disease, triggered by gluten found in foods such as bread and pasta, can cause severe symptoms.

    Patients can get prescriptions for gluten-free products to help treat the illness with a strict diet.

  12. Watch: Fenella the famous Homfirth tiger is being celebrated

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    An exhibition of photos showing a tiger that lived in Holmfirth during the 1940s have gone on display this week as part of the town's arts festival. 

    Fenella the tiger came to Holmfirth at the outbreak of the Second World War after her owners, the Overend family, left South Africa. 

    She became well known in the area and was often walked around on a lead! 

    BBC Look North's Spencer Stokes has this remarkable story...

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    Video caption: Credit: Rosamund Hiles
  13. Watch: Rise in dog theft reports in West Yorkshire

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    More dogs are stolen in West Yorkshire than almost any where else in the country. 

    Figures obtained by the BBC show there has been just 450 thefts in the area since 2013. 

    There are calls for tougher sentencing and a specific crime of "pet theft" to be introduced.

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    Video caption: There has been just over 500 thefts in the area since 2013.
  14. Hands linked in Birstall in remembrance of Jo Cox MP

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    A vigil has been held in Birstall, exactly a week after West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox was killed.

    The Batley and Spen Labour MP and mother-of-two was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall last Thursday.

    Local residents came together to link hands from the time she was attacked last Thursday to the time she died.

    Jo Cox vigil in Birstall
    Jo Cox vigil in Birstall
    Jo Cox vigil in Birstall
  15. West Yorkshire's weather: Feeling warm - chance of rain later

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We'll see plenty of bright and sunny spells this afternoon, however there are a few heavy, thundery showers likely across southern and eastern parts later on.

    Weather graph

    Feeling warm in the sunshine, with highs of about 23C (73F). 

    Tonight, a few of the heavy showers will continue, but they'll clear by the early hours. Another muggy night, with lows of about 13C (59F)