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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates will resume from 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 6 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, that's as far as we go tonight.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow, with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for West Yorkshire.

    In the meantime, I'll leave you with this picture from West Yorkshire Police of Clifton the police horse!

  2. West Yorkshire headlines on Wednesday evening

    The latest headlines in West Yorkshire this evening include:

  3. Weather: Dry over night feeling much more mild

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be mostly cloudy and dry through the evening, with one or two late sunny spells possible. Mainly cloudy and dry overnight, with some light patchy rain or drizzle possible towards the end of the night. Feeling mild, lows of 15c.

  4. The Viking cage fighter from Middleton

    South Leeds Life

    This week sees Middleton man Tom ‘The Viking’ Crosby, 28, out in Las Vegas in the USA competing at the amateur world championships for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), commonly known as cage fighting

    Tom ‘The Viking’ Crosby
  5. Bus disruption in Huddersfield this evening

    If you're catching a bus from Huddersfield bus station this evening, just be aware that it's closed from 18:30.

    It's because of resurfacing work that's going on in the area until the 19 July. A full list of changes can be found here.

    Yorkshire Tiger tweeted this helpful picture though...

  6. Travel update: Accident on A58(M) in Leeds

    BBC Travel

    This will really snarl up the rush hour traffic in the city centre. Let's hope all are okay and it can be moved quickly.

    View more on twitter
  7. Wimbledon 2016: Bradford's Francesca Jones aims high despite having just six fingers

    A Bradford teenager, who has been knocked out in the second round of Junior Wimbledon, says she will rise to the top, despite having a a rare condition.

    She has only six fingers and three toes says and was born with Ectrodactyly Ectodermal Dysplasia and faces issues with balance, and gripping her racquet.  

    Francesca Jones
    Quote Message: I got to the point where I thought with my condition, I could have a massive point that I could prove here to people, that willpower and determination is everything in life" from Francesca Jones
    Francesca Jones
  8. Do you recognise this man?

    Have you seen this man?

    West Yorkshire Police say they'd like to speak to him to help them with their enquiries after a theft in Bradford on Sunday.

    Caught on camera
  9. Pioneering Bradford project gets £3m boost

    More than £3m has been awarded to a pioneering project in Bradford, following the lives of thousands of babies.

    Born in Bradford

    'Born in Bradford' is receiving the grant from the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council. 

    Quote Message: We face a time bomb of obesity and diabetes, particularly in South Asian communities. The research we will be undertaking in Bradford has a genuine opportunity to tackle this at its roots.” from Prof Debbie Lawlor University of Bristol
    Prof Debbie LawlorUniversity of Bristol
  10. Travel update: Lights out in Leeds

    BBC Travel

    Just one to watch out for if you're going home via the centre on Leeds tonight..

    Latest travel news, as always, is here.

    View more on twitter
  11. Peacock to become England team manager

    Former Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Peacock is the new England team manager.

    He was capped 47 times by Great Britain and England, and will be working alongside new head coach Wayne Bennett for this year's Four Nations series. 

    Peacock, 38, will join two other former Great Britain internationals, Denis Betts and Paul Wellens, on the England backroom staff.

    Jamie Peacock
  12. Honoury doctorate for Leeds DJ

    Radio DJ Stephanie Hirst is to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Leeds Beckett University.

    Stephanie Hirst

    The transgender radio presenter is best known for her show 'Hirsty's Daily Dose' breakfast show on Galaxy Radio for 11 years, winning an armful of awards, as well as being an icon for the transgender community.

    She will be awarded with the doctorate for her contribution to public life on 25 July.

    Quote Message: I am delighted that Leeds Beckett University is recognising Stephanie's contribution to public life with this Honorary Doctorate. I believe her courage, experience and all that she has achieved will be of great inspiration to our graduating students." from Sir Bob Murray CBE Leeds Beckett University Chancellor
    Sir Bob Murray CBELeeds Beckett University Chancellor
  13. Festival to celebrate Yorkshire's silent cinema legacy

    You may not know it, but Leeds played a huge role in early cinema, and now a series of silent movie screenings will celebrate our links to the pioneers of film.

    In fact, the world's first film was reputed to have been shot in Leeds. There's a plaque on Leeds Bridge if you look.

    Early film

    The Yorkshire Silent Film Festival will show more than 30 films featuring stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy.

    Organisers said the event would also mark the region's "special importance in the history of film".

    Charlie Chaplin
    Quote Message: The first moving images were shot in Leeds, and Holmfirth was the home of one of the earliest British film makers, James Bamforth. Yorkshire is one of the places in which silent cinema was born." from Jonathan Best Film producer
    Jonathan BestFilm producer
  14. "It's not about curtain-twitching": Neighbourhood Watch organiser gets British Empire Medal

    Neighbourhood Watch is one of those organisations that has been around for ages, with a great idea at the heart of it: we all look out for each other.

    Maureen Brewer from Wetherby (pictured) has just been awarded a British Empire Medal for her work in the community.

    But her advice to beginners almost reads like she should be working for MI5, not keeping an eye on the neighbours' homes!    

    Maureen Brewer
    Quote Message: We teach co-ordinators how to be discreet. You don't see them twitching curtains at all!" from Maureen Brewer
    Maureen Brewer
  15. Next phase of Leeds' flood defence work to begin

    Work to avert a repeat of the flooding that hit Leeds during last Christmas is about to enter its next phase.

    The Leeds Floods Alleviation Scheme includes movable weirs to control the level and flow of the River Aire.

    The new work will see this weir being put in place at Crown Point.

    The council warn that people living and working nearby might experience more noise than usual because of the heavy-duty engineering that needs to take place.

    Flood defence work
    Quote Message: We would ask for everyone’s patience and understanding please while the work is carried out as this vital development needs to be done in order to defend the city centre from a repeat of the awful situation we suffered after Storm Eva.” from Cllr Richard Lewis Leeds City Council
    Cllr Richard LewisLeeds City Council
  16. Search for man who chased off burglar from 92 year old's home

    A man who chased off a burglar from the home of a 92-year-old woman is being asked to come forward

    On Saturday morning in Wortley a man entered her house and stole items, even when he knew that the owner of the house had seen him.

    The burglar grabbed some jewellery, but as he was leaving he was chased by a man who was described as white and wearing a hi-vis waistcoat.

    A 39-year-old man has been arrested and is currently on police bail pending further enquiries.  

    Quote Message: The victim has been left very traumatised by what happened and we would urgently like to hear from anyone with any information that could assist the investigation." from Det Sgt James Gross West Yorkshire Police
    Det Sgt James GrossWest Yorkshire Police
  17. Watch: Muslims across West Yorkshire break fast as Eid begins

    Abi Jaiyeloa

    Reporter, BBC Look North

    Thousands of people across Yorkshire are marking the Muslim festival of Eid today, after 30 days of fasting for Ramadan. 

    It is one of the biggest celebrations in the Islamic calendar. 

    I've been to Bradford as many come together to break their fasts. 

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    Video caption: Abi Jaiyeloa reports from Bradford
  18. Van smashes into house in Halifax town centre

    Halifax Courier

    A van has smashed into the front of a house in Halifax town centre. A police spokesperson said there was a crash between a Skoda Fabia and a white van at the junction of Prescott Street and Union Street at around 10:20 this morning.

    Van crash
  19. Road closures for Jane Tomlinson Run for All

    Good luck if you're taking part in the Jane Tomlinson Run for All this weekend, but if you're not testing your stamina against the 10km circuit, bear in mind that some roads around the city centre will be closed.


    Closures in the city centre will begin from 4am.

    Roads affected by the closures include: Abbey Road, Great George Street, Calverley Street, Cookridge Street, Vicar Lane, Call Lane, Wellington Street, Kirkstall Road, West Street and The Headrow.