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By Martin Coldrick and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: That's all our live coverage for today

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for the day.

    We'll be back from 06:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

    Good to England tonight in the European Cup...and to any Icelandic ex pats here in West Yorkshire:You never know...there could be a few!

    football stadium
  2. Evening weather: Showers dying out with clear spells.

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A few showers in the west at first, then all parts dry with clear spells

    Minimum temperature 9C (48F) with moderate southwest wind. A dry bright start with sunny spells. 

    Clouding over with rain spreading from the west through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 17C (63F). 

    Light or moderate southeast wind.

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  3. The newest train station in Leeds - here's how it came to life

    The second new railway station in just over six months has opened in Leeds. 

    After Apperley Bridge just before Christmas, this latest one is at Kirkstall Forge, where a massive redevelopment plan's taking shape, including new houses, offices and shops. 

    It's a huge undertaking and this video shows how the whole thing came together with some amazing shots from above!

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    Video caption: The second new railway station in just over six months has opened in Leeds
  4. Latest headlines: Bradford's biggest school in special measures and Black Lace singer jailed for benefit fraud

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    The top stories from Leeds and West Yorkshire this lunchtime include:  

    • Bradford's biggest school has been placed in special measures following an inspection by Ofsted.
    • Black Lace singer Dene Micheal Betteridge has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for falsely claiming disability benefits of £25,000. 
    • Bradford's been remembering the 38 tourists killed in the terrorist shootings in Tunisia a year ago with a minute's silence. A couple from Leeds were among the victims in the resort of Sousse.
  5. Rio cycle ride in fundraiser Jane Tomlinson's memory

    A team of cyclists has begun a ride from the UK to Brazil in honour of Jane Tomlinson CBE.

    Rio fundraisers

    The 3,000 mile ride will mark the 10th anniversary of one undertaken by Jane before her death.

    The Leeds cancer fundraiser cycled 4,200 miles across America in 2006.

    Jane Tomlinson was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2000 and died in 2007 after raising almost £2m for charity.

  6. Bradford's first underground shopping experience is taking shape

    Have you heard of Sunbridge Wells?

    It's a network of hidden tunnels in Bradford that could be the city's hidden gem.

    Work has been going on underground to develop shops, bars and art galleries...and they'll soon be finished.

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  7. Britain's oldest paperboy has been doing the rounds in Wakefield for 23 years!

    It's the first job for many of us...but Colin Peaker has been a paperboy for 23 years...and he's still going strong!

    At 85 years old, he's still getting around Wakefield and delivering the news. 

    Listen to him talking to BBC Radio Leeds' Gayle Lofthouse about why he still does it

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    Video caption: Colin Peaker has been delivering papers in his home city of Wakefield for 23 years!
  8. Tour de Yorkshire 'going from strength to strength'

    More on the new figures published today by tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire which suggest the region's economy was boosted by £60m by the Tour de Yorkshire.

    Tour de Yorkshire 2016

    Sir Gary Verity, Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive, says the figures are "tremendous news and the statistics speak for themselves".

    "Even in the face of some not so welcoming weather, these statistics show the Tour de Yorkshire is rapidly going from strength to strength.

    "This confirms the people of Yorkshire have really taken the Tour to their hearts and already we can't wait for next year."

  9. A64 Tadcaster Eastbound closed - serious accident.

    BBC Travel

    The A64 near Tadcaster is still closed between A162 and A659 Catterton

    There's blocked and queuing traffic down to a serious accident in which a white Volkswagen Caddy drove into the central reservation according to eyewitness reports.

    An Air Ambulance was on the scene shortly after the accident.

  10. Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff says she'll do what she can about racist incidents

    The Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff has been responding to stories of racist attacks post-EU Referendum on social media. 

    Quote Message: In utter shock: just been called a p**i in my home town! Haven't heard that word here since the 80's! from @sima_kotecha

    She replied to one tweet who said she hadn't heard this kind of racism for decades.  

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  11. 'Agadoo' singer sentenced to 6 months for benefit fraud

    The singer from the band Black Lace, who is from Ossett, has been sentenced to 6 months in jail.

    Dene Michael Betteridge falsely claimed £24,000 in benefits.

    The investigation into the singer started after a member of the public saw him performing with the band while claiming disability benefit.

    Dene Michael Betteridge

    His wife Karen Betteridge was sentenced to a 12 month community service order and unpaid work for falsely claiming £2,500 in carers allowance.  

    Black Lace were best known for their party anthems like 'Agadoo' and 'Do the Conga'.

  12. West Yorkshire in pictures: Moody times at Oxenhope

    Thanks to Andy Nicholls for sending in this fantastically moody picture he took at the weekend of storm clouds over Thornton Moor reservoir, Oxenhope. 

    Stormclouds over Oxenhope

    We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not email or tweet your photographs to us? 

  13. Bradford's biggest school downgraded to 'inadequate'

    Bradford's biggest school has been placed in special measures after what's being described as a "collapse" in pupil performance. 

    Emergency meetings have been called after inspectors criticised Grange Technology College and stripped it of its 'good' rating, replacing it with 'inadequate'. 

    Grange Technology College

     The head of the school's trust has asked for 12 months to turn around the Little Horton school.  

  14. Leeds woman named as one of UK's top engineers

    BBC Radio Leeds

    A Leeds woman has been named as one of the country's top female engineers

    Faye Banks, 37, left school with no qualifications but now manages 100 staff as Head of Operations North East at the National Grid.

    Faye has told BBC Radio Leeds she doesn't see herself as an exception.

    She says: "If you work hard, you get the rewards. I hopefully prove that if you work hard you can achieve anything you want - and I've still got a lot of ambitions."

  15. West Yorkshire's weather: A bright afternoon with threat of showers

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will be bright and breezy with some sunshine and just a small chance of catching an isolated shower. 

    The top temperature will be about 18C (64F) with a moderate westerly wind.

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  16. 'Proud moment' as Tyler Denton signs new Leeds United deal

    Leeds United full-back Tyler Denton has signed a new deal which will keep him at Elland Road for another year.

    Denton, 20, first joined the Academy at the age of seven and finally turned professional in 2014.

    He's told the Leeds United website that signing the new deal is "a really proud moment for me and my family". 

    "There’s a real buzz about the place now with the new gaffer. I think the boys will take to how he wants to play and how he works."