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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 5 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage

    Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back tomorrow, from 08:00 with more of the most interesting bits that West Yorkshire has to offer.

    I leave you with this little gem from earlier, It's Roundhay Park in the early 1900s. Can you spot any of your great, great grandparents? 

    Roundhay Park
  2. Weather: Nice end to the day

    A fine end to the day with increasing amounts of sunshine. Some showers in the east this evening, but dying out for a dry night with long clear spells. Temperatures dropping to around 11c.

  3. Roundhay Park set to host gig again after ten years

    The last time that Roundhay Park hosted a big music event was back in 2006 on Robbie Williams' "Close Encounters" tour.

    But in September, the 700-acre site is set to play host to indie legends James and Primal Scream this September.


    Tickets for "OnRoundhay"  have gone on sale today, and the one-day festival is a sister event to OnBlackheath in London.

    Previous gigs at the park include the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Michael Jackson, U2 and Radio One's Big weekend (pictured below).

    Big Weekend
  4. Latest headlines: Man jailed for minimum of 22 years for sex worker murder and Naz Shah's suspension from Labour Party lifted.

    Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon:

  5. Naz Shah's suspension from Labour party lifted

    Naz Shah's suspension from the Labour Party has been lifted. 

    The Labour MP, who was suspended over social media posts about Israel, was given a formal warning, told to apologise for bringing the party into disrepute and has to carry on engagement with Jewish community to make amends.  

    Naz Shah
  6. Leeds boxer moved wedding in attempt to arrange Lee Selby fight

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Josh Warrington from Leeds has denied avoiding a fight with IBF world champion Lee Selby and says he postponed his wedding twice to try to arrange one.  

    Josh Warrington

    In May, Selby said Warrington was "running scared" after negotiations for a summer bout broke down.  

    Quote Message: The way they came back was they said I ducked the fight. After that I did cancel the wedding a couple of times, we rang the venue and said it's not going to happen because I've got boxing commitments." from Josh Warrington WBC International featherweight champion
    Josh WarringtonWBC International featherweight champion
  7. Fire at the Drummond Mill site in Bradford

    Richard Beecham

    Bradford Political Reporter

    I've been on the scene of the fire in Bradford, It's on the site of the Lumb lane mill that was demolished after the huge fire earlier this year.

    It's not as dramatic as the last one but, there's smoke all over Manningham. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say that there are four pumps there dealing with it at the moment.

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    Video caption: The fire is believed to be on the site of Drummond Mill, which burnt down in January
  8. Bradford mill fire: Your pictures

    I've just spoken to the police, they tell me that there is a fire at a mill on Lumb Lane.

    The plume you can see here is close to the site of the recent Dummond Mill fire.

    That's all we have at the minute, I'll let you know when we have more.

    Bradford fire
  9. Reports of fire in Bradford

    We're getting reports of a fire in the Lumb Lane area of Bradford, we'll bring you updates as we get them.

    Here are the latest pictures we have, thanks to Paul Marshall for the footage.

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    Video caption: Paul Marshall shot this video of the fire in Bradford
  10. Calderdale approves £3m flood fund

    A £3m fund to invest in flood prevention and resilience schemes in Calderdale has been approved by councillors.  


    Almost 2,000 homes and more than 1,000 businesses in the area were affected by flooding over Christmas last year.

    The new scheme is in addition to almost £10m awarded from central government to support flood recovery in the area.

  11. Happy Valley trail so popular 'guides have had to be reprinted'

    Calderdale Council has tweeted that its guides for tourists wanting to take in the locations used in the hit BBC TV programme Happy Valley are so popular, they've had to reprint them!

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  12. BreakingMan gets 22 years for sex worker murder

    A man has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for the murder of a Polish sex worker.

    Lewis Pierre, 24, of Meanwood, Leeds, had admitted manslaughter and robbery but denied murder.  

    Lewis Pierre

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

    Pierre was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court yesterday. 

  13. Two men in court over fatal crash

    Two men appear in court charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of a driver and his passenger in a car crash in Bradford.

    Crash scene

    Mirza Malick, 64, and Paul Hayward, 55, from Bradford, died in Bradford in January after the Proton car they were in collided with a BMW.

    Ismail Miah, 22, of Springfield Place and Muhammed Sikder, 27, of Sylhet Close, both of Bradford, appeared at the city's Magistrates' Court earlier.

    They are next due to appear at Bradford Crown Court on 2 August.

  14. Anger and dismay at Kirklees plans to shut museums

    Huddersfield Examiner

    Plans to shut museums across Kirklees have been met with anger and dismay. The revelation that the council plans to close Huddersfield’s Tolson Museum, Dewsbury Museum and Red House has prompted a storm of protest on social media.

  15. Approval for £3m council flood fund

    A £3m fund to invest in flood prevention schemes in Calderdale has been approved by councillors.


    Almost 2,000 homes and more than 1,000 businesses in the area were affected by flooding over Christmas last year.

    The new scheme is in addition to almost £10m awarded from central government to support flood recovery in the area.

  16. Project reveals fascinating pictures of our parks from a bygone era

    I don't know about you, but I really like using my local park. The University of Leeds has just launched a project asking the public to share their pictures of their parks.

    They want to find out what they mean to us in the 21st Century, as many of them were founded in the 19th Century. You can take part in their survey here

    The really interesting thing is they've released a lot of archive pictures of our parks in Leeds; here's Horsforth Hall Park in the 1950s...

    Hall park

    Roundhay Park around 1911...

    Roundhay Park

    And finally this is Kirk Lane Park in Yeadon in 1907...

    Kirk Lane Park
  17. Andy Bell

    BBC Tees

    Donald Bell in his football kit and uniform

    Andy Bell

    BBC Tees

    The BBC tells the story of Donald Simpson Bell, the only professional footballer to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the four-year conflict.

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  18. Bradford City: Cambridge United head of recruitment joins Bantams

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Cambridge United head of recruitment Greg Abbott has been appointed chief scout by Bradford City.

    Greg Abbott

    Former midfielder Abbott made 343 appearances for the Bantams in nine seasons with the club as a player.

    The 52-year-old started his coaching career at Leeds United following his retirement, before a five-year spell as manager of Carlisle.

  19. Police issue picture of road crash teen

    West Yorkshire Police have released a picture of a 19 year old man who was killed in a crash in South Kirby last week.

    Kevin Thornton

    Kevin Thornton died after the motorcycle he was riding was in collision with a grey Ford Focus.

    Before the crash there had been reports of two motorcycles being ridden in an "anti-social manner" in the South Elmsall and South Kirby areas. It is believed that these could be the motorcycles involved in the collision.

    A 17 year old male was arrested and released on police bail.