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  1. Live updates on Friday 8 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's the end of our live coverage today, thanks for being with us.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, weather and travel updates from across West Yorkshire.

    Have a great weekend..

  2. Weather: Fine evening and mild night ahead

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Any showers soon dying out to leave a fine evening with much of the night dry with some clear spells for a time. 

    However, thicker cloud will bring some patchy rain by Saturday morning. 

    Staying mild, lows of 16C.  

  3. Latest headlines: Two arrested after Leeds shooting and heart surgery doubts ended at LGI

    Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this evening:

  4. Bird's eye view of Halifax Piece Hall

    The Piece Hall in Halifax is currently undergoing a major refurbishment.

    This is a great view of that work and indeed the whole skyline over the town...

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  5. EU referendum vote highlights neighbourly differences

    If there's one thing about the EU referendum most people will agree on, it's that the Remainers and the Leavers divided friends, families and communities.

    It was about your opinion, not where you lived or who your friends were. 

    This article looks at why, here in Yorkshire, Leeds supported Remain while Bradford opted for Leave.

    Quote Message: The question on the ballot paper was wrong, people really felt they were being asked 'Do you think we have helped you to prosper over the last 30 years, do you think we have looked after you and your interests?' Well the people in Bradford would say no." from Prof Paul Chatterton University of Leeds
    Prof Paul ChattertonUniversity of Leeds
  6. Plan for £15m centre for sport and performing arts at dilapidated hospital site

    Wakefield Express

    Plans to transform the dilapidated Clayton Hospital into a £15m centre for sports and performing arts have been submitted to the council.

    Clayton Hospital plans
  7. Blue plaque unveiled in Leeds for conscientious objectors campaigner

    You may not have heard of him, but Thomas Harvey was a very important MP in his time.

    The Liberal MP for Leeds West (1910-18) campaigned successfully for the rights of conscientious objectors during World War One.

    Thomas Harvey

    Today a commemorative plaque was erected in his honour at Rydal House, his home in Headingley where he died in 1955, aged 80.

    As well as an MP he was curator of the British Museum as well as being a profoundly committed Quaker.

  8. What does 1,000 singing children sound like?

    Well like this actually. These children have gathered to sing at the start of the Bradford Festival...

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  9. Leeds bus strike: Union says management 'to enter into meaningful pay negotiations'

    Bus drivers for First Leeds have called off a planned strike on Monday.

    One thousand workers were due to walk out following two stoppages, but Unite now say that the First Bus management have agreed to take part in negotiations over pay. 

    Bus strike
    Quote Message: The management has been in touch to say that they now wish to enter into meaningful pay negotiations. Unite will be entering into these talks in a positive and constructive fashion to seek a fair settlement." from Phil Bown UNITE
    Phil BownUNITE
  10. Have you seen Yasmin Higgins?

    Have you seen 15-year-old Yasmin Higgins from Huddersfield? She's been missing since Monday evening.

    Yasmin Higgins

    Yasmin from Salendine Nook, was last seen on Heaton Road in Paddock. She is 5ft 6ins, thin and was wearing a black leather jacket, khaki off-the-shoulder top, black jeans and black high heel ankle boots.  

  11. Chapeltown shooting: Man in stable condition in hospital

    More now on the two arrests after a shooting in Chapeltown in Leeds.

    Police say the 25-year-old victim is in a stable condition in hospital, his injuries are not life-threatening. 

    The shooting took place in Jackie Smart Court at about 18:25 yesterday and is being treated by police as attempted murder. 

    The scene is now being search by forensics officers.

    Jackie Smart Court
    Quote Message: Two men, aged 20 and 30, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are currently in custody. The victim has received very serious gunshot injuries and it is only through good fortune that those have not proved fatal." from Det Ch Insp Stuart Spencer West Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Stuart SpencerWest Yorkshire Police
  12. BreakingChapeltown shooting: Two men arrested by armed police

    Two men arrested after 25-year-old man shot in Chapeltown in Leeds in "targeted attack", West Yorkshire Police say.

    More soon.

  13. Terriers sign Dortmund's Stankovic

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield have signed Borussia Dortmund defender Jon Gorenc Stankovic on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee, understood to be about £500,000.

    Jon Gorenc Stankovic

    Slovenia Under-21 international Stankovic joined the German Bundesliga club from Domzale in 2014.

    The 20-year-old is reunited with the Championship side's head coach David Wagner, who was Dortmund's second team boss from July 2011 to November 2015.

  14. Watch: Injured Rhinos player launches magazine

    Tanya Arnold

    BBC Sport

    It's been a frustrating year for Rhinos' forward Stevie Ward, who's not played all season.

    He picked up an injury in the match that saw Leeds lift the League Leaders' Shield. 

    During his rehab he's launched an online magazine called "Mantality" to address some of the problems rugby players face - including his own struggle with depression.

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    Video caption: Tanya Arnold speaks to the Rhinos forward who's launch a men's issue magazine
  15. Monday's bus strike called off

    Today's planned bus strike in Leeds is in full swing, but it appears this lunchtime that another, planned for Monday has been cancelled.

    We're yet to hear from Unite, the union behind the strikes.

    Bus strike
    Quote Message: We can confirm that we've been advised by Unite that planned strike action for Monday 11 July has been cancelled. With nearly 100 Leeds bus drivers who've reported for work today we have more than 25% of our normal driver numbers. from First Leeds
    First Leeds
  16. BreakingMonday's Leeds bus strike cancelled

    We've just heard that Monday's planned bus strike in Leeds has been cancelled.

    More to follow...

  17. Greenbelt development needed to fund Headingley Stadium improvements

    The owners of Headingley stadium say that they want to sell off greenbelt land to developers, so that they can fun improvements to their site.

    People living near the land say it could damage wildlife.

    Video content

    Video caption: Headingley stadium owns the site, they need the cash.

    Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Rhinos speaks to BBC Radio Leeds' Liz Green about the plan to sell off the land

    Video content

    Video caption: Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Rhinos speaks to BBC Radio Leeds' Liz Green
  18. Travel update: Man airlifted to hospital after car and lorry crash on A629

    BBC Travel

    We've just got a bit more information for you on the crash on the Aire Valley trunk road, a car and a lorry have been involved and a 19-year-old man has been taken to hospital by air ambulance.

    We're told by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue that it's at the Silsden roundabout (pictured).

  19. Headingley faces opposition over plans to raise more cash

    The owners of Headingley Stadium are facing a planning battle over proposals to sell off greenbelt land for housing. 


    They says hundreds of homes can be built at Weetwood and Tingley and the money would be used for improvements at the Headingley stadium.


    But people living near the sites argue it is greenbelt land and is part of the Urban Green Corridor and very important for green space and wildlife.