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  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we didn't know this morning

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

    But before I go let's take time to reflect on what we've been talking about today..

    1. If you get the bus in Leeds, you'd better find some alternative transport next week.
    2. Look closely, is that your guardian angel over Bingley?
    3. A little bit of West Yorkshire charity goes a long way, all the way to Sudan in fact.
    4. If you have trouble with names, the BBC is always on hand to help
    5. Even the professionals get themselves into trouble sometimes...

    See you tomorrow

    Land Rover
  2. Book with notes from Bronte family returned to Haworth home

    A book annotated by the Bronte family has been returned to their former home in West Yorkshire. The Remains of Henry Kirke White by Robert Southey belonged to Maria Bronte, mother of Charlotte, Anne, Emily and Branwell.


    Haworth's Bronte Parsonage Museum acquired it with £200,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

    It was one of a few possessions saved from a shipwreck shortly before Maria married Patrick Bronte in 1812.

  3. Weather: Thundery showers possible but still warm

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    One or two evening heavy showers or thunderstorms are possible, but otherwise a fine end to the day with some warm sunshine. Any showers will soon ease, leaving it dry overnight, with largely clear skies. Perhaps the odd patch of mist.  Lows of 17c.

  4. An army of unpaid litter pickers

    Now, I'm not a militant person, but when I see someone purposefully dropping litter, I get really angry...

    But maybe I should take that anger and turn it into something more positive, like these people. This is a great article about people who are basically like the Wombles.

    A "great unpaid army" who go around picking up litter.

    Quote Message: One thing I don't understand are the number of runners who love to jog around our leafy lanes and blithely toss the drinks bottles over their shoulder rather than stick them in a bag or a bin." from Jo Bradford
    Quote Message: I think the more we can get people to do, the more money local authorities will have to spend on other priorities." from Amy Leeds
  5. The Unpronounceables: Our guide to those tricky names

    Good luck to Huddersfield Town tonight as they take on the might of Liverpool. 

    There are a lot of new players for the Terriers, so we put this handy guide together to help you as you cheer them on!

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    Video caption: Trouble with the new players names at Huddersfield Town? Fear not, we're here to help
  6. The latest headlines this evening

    Here are your headlines for West Yorkshire:

  7. Watch: What do passengers think of Leeds' indefinite bus strike?

    We now know that Leeds is going to be affected by yet more industrial action by First Bus staff.

    From next Tuesday drivers and other staff will walk out for an indefinite period of time.Previously the strikes have only lasted for 24 hours.

    The UNITE union accused First of taking an "extremely aggressive" stance by sacking a branch secretary and two other workers. First Leeds said the "unjustified action" would affect tens of thousands of people across the city.

    Here's what some of their passengers say...

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    Video caption: The opinions of some who use First Bus in Leeds
  8. Castleford Tigers: Andre Savelio arrives on loan from St Helens

    Castleford Tigers have signed St Helens forward Andre Savelio on loan for the rest of the season. 

    Andre Savelio
    Quote Message: Andre has always caused us trouble when we have played against him in the past and I'm sure he will fit neatly into the way that we play" from Daryl Powell Tigers Head Coach
    Daryl PowellTigers Head Coach
  9. Mountain rescue team suffer their own accident

    The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team had to rescue themselves yesterday, after their Land Rover overturned close to Wessenden Lodge, near Marsden on Saddleworth Moor.

    Land Rover on its side

    The team were up there to rescue an injured walker, who was led off the mountain to safety later on. 

    Thanks to a local farmer, the ambulance was pulled back onto its wheels and was able to be driven off the moor without further assistance.

    LAnd rover
  10. Women warned to expect jail sentences after being convicted of child cruelty

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    Two women have been remanded in custody and warned they will be sent to jail on Friday for serious ill treatment of a young child. The pair locked the boy in a cupboard while they went to Blackpool and hit the boy with a metal pole.

    Bradford Crown Court
  11. First Leeds calls strike action 'unjustified'

    Bus drivers and other workers for First Leeds are to stage an indefinite strike in a worsening row over pay.

    Bosses at First Bus said the "unjustified action" would affect tens of thousands of people across the city.

    Bus stop

    But UNITE, the union behind the walk-out, accused First of taking an "extremely aggressive" stance by sacking a branch secretary and two other workers for "legitimate trade union activity".  

    Unite said 1,000 of its members would walk out from 02:00 next Tuesday.  

  12. Study finds that Jamie Oliver's cooking courses improves eating habits

    Scientists say cookery courses started in Leeds by Jamie Oliver have helped people improve their eating habits.  

    Jamie Oliver

    A Leeds University study's found people who took part in the Ministry of Food courses run at Kirkgate Market started eating more fruit and veg, halved the number of snacks they ate and became more confident about cooking.  

  13. Did you see the Bingley cloud angel?

    Great spot by Peat Blagg in Bingley last night.

    A cloud that looked like an angel! Did you spot it too?

    (if you're struggling look to the right of the picture below...)

    Cloud angel

    The face of it looks a little spooky though...

    Cloud angel
  14. Watch: Inspirational doctor reveals final wishes

    Jamie Coulson

    Health Correspondent, BBC Look North

    A doctor from Wakefield who's used her experience of terminal cancer as a force for change in the NHS has expressed her final wishes. 

    34-year-old Dr Kate Granger became a prolific and inspirational fundraiser after being diagnosed back in 2011. 

    She was also the force behind a campaign to improve the way doctors and nurses speak to patients.

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    Video caption: The doctor from Wakefield was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2011
  15. Weather: Will you stay dry on the way home?

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Staying very warm and humid with some heavy, thundery showers, gusty winds and a chance of hail affecting some areas. Becoming generally dry by this evening. Highs of 26c. 

    Have a look at the animation below to see if you'll miss the showers!

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    Video caption: Check out the video to see the path of the rain!
  16. BreakingMore bus strikes for Leeds

    Bus workers in Leeds are to stage an all-out strike in a worsening row over pay. 

    Unite said 1,000 of its members employed by First West Yorkshire will walk out from next Tuesday after suspending a strike planned for last week.

    Bus Strike

    The union accused the management of taking an "extremely aggressive" stance by sacking a Unite branch secretary and two other workers.

    Unite is embroiled in a series of industrial disputes involving bus workers employed by the First Group in Glasgow, Weymouth and across Yorkshire.