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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 4 July 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 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the county.

    Feel free to take a look back at today's news from across West Yorkshire - as the M62 motorway came to a complete standstill for much of the day - following a fatal multi-vehicle accident.

  2. West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain easing later. Minimum temperature of about 13C (55F). Light and variable wind.

    Weather graph

    A grey damp start to Tuesday, brightening up with sunny spells developing but also a risk of scattered showers in eastern areas. Maximum temperature of about 19C (66F). Moderate Northwest wind.

  3. Travel update: Severe delays as westbound M62 reopens

    BBC Travel

    Severe delays and queuing traffic between J21, A640 (Milnrow) and J20 A627(M) Rochdale, as the westbound carriageway reopens.

    Congestion to J23, A640 (Huddersfield).

    This is the latest picture from near J23, A640 (Huddersfield).


    Highways England are advising drivers to make extra time for their journeys.

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

  4. Police find cannabis farm in Slathwaite

    Officers were called to an address in Slathwaite last night as local residents complained about the smell.

    Cannabis farm

    On arrive at the property, rural officers found 200 plants at various states of growth, and confirmed this was cannabis.

    A man was also found in the address and was arrested.

    Cannabis farm
  5. Latest headlines: One dead in M62 crash and Lewis Pierre convicted of sex worker's death

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    The latest headlines in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this afternoon include:

  6. M62 closure: A look at traffic cameras

    BBC Travel

    As the commute home kicks in let's take a look at the live traffic cameras on the M62.

    At Ainley Top, westbound at junction 24, traffic is moving:

    Ainley top

    The queues and congestion start to build westbound near J22 and J21:

    J21 / J22
  7. BreakingLeeds MP resigns from shadow front bench

    Larry Budd

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The Leeds North East MP Fabian Hamilton has resigned his position from the shadow front bench. 

    In a statement he said the party was divided and that more than 80% of Labour MPs no longer had any confidence in Jeremy's leadership.

    View more on twitter
  8. Councillors in Calderdale meet to decide how to spend extra £3m flood fund

    The best way to spend £3m of flood relief money will be discussed by Calderdale councillors at a meeting tonight.

    Parts of Mytholmroyd were flooded when the River Calder bursts its banks on Boxing Day

    It's six months since the Boxing Day floods devastated the area and almost 2,000 homes were flooded along with a thousand businesses. 

    Members will discuss proposals to allocate the money to several different schemes later.

  9. M62 closure: What you need to know for your drive home

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    North West Motorway Police have re-opened the eastbound M62 at junction 21, following the fatal multi-vehicle accident earlier today. 

    However, the westbound carriageway is expected to remain closed for at least the next two hours.

    If you're heading towards Manchester diversions are in place. Westbound traffic is to follow the 'Solid Black Square' from J21 via the A6193, A664 and A627M roads.

    Highways England advise drivers to make extra time for their journeys.

    I will keep you updated throughout your commute home.

  10. Man dies and 10 injured in M62 five-vehicle crash

    A man has died and 10 people have been injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the M62 near Rochdale.

    M62 crash

    Police said a car had gone through the central reservation after colliding with a lorry and then crashed into traffic on the westbound carriageway.

    The car hit two more lorries and another car at junction 21 at Milnrow just after 09:30 BST.

    Police said the dead man was yet to be identified. A man and woman also suffered serious injuries.

    Quote Message: Our officers are doing all we can to identify this man as quickly as possible so we can speak with his family, and also to deal with the other injured people and damaged vehicles at the scene." from PC Ed Lister Greater Manchester Police
    PC Ed ListerGreater Manchester Police
  11. Morrisons bakery fire brought under control

    A blaze which destroyed a Morrisons supermarket bakery has been brought under control.

    Morrisons bakery fire

    Fire crews are still at the scene of the blaze, which gutted around 80% of the 86,000 sq ft (8,000 Sq m) building near Wakefield.

    Crews were also damping down at the site of a second fire which badly damaged a building housing heavy goods vehicles near Halifax.

  12. Sex worker killer convicted

    A man has been convicted of the murder of a Polish sex worker in a "sustained and forceful attack".

    Daria Pionko, 21, was found seriously injured in Springwell Road, Holbeck, Leeds on 23 December 2015 and died later in hospital. 

    Lewis Pierre, 24, of Meanwood, Leeds, who had admitted manslaughter and robbery but denied murder, will be sentenced on Tuesday.

    Daria Pionko
  13. Motorway police hope to re-open eastbound M62 'soon'

    North West Motorway Police say they hope to re-open the eastbound M62 at junction 21 soon following a fatal multi-vehicle accident five hours ago.

    However, the westbound carriageway will remain closed.

  14. Alarm over rise in rough sleepers in Bradford city centre

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    Bradford's multimillion-pound City Park development and one of the city’s historic buildings are being blighted by rough sleepers and drug users whose numbers in the city are on the increase.

    Makeshift bed
  15. Major plans to tackle A629 traffic congestion between Huddersfield and Halifax

    Councillors in Calderdale are today expected to approve plans for changes to the notorious A629 between Huddersfield and Halifax. 

    The idea's to cut congestion at the Calder and Hebble junction and to improve access to Halifax Train Station. 

    Critics of plans to change Accident and Emergency services have often pointed to congestion on the A629 as a reason to keep A&E at both Huddersfield and Halifax.