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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume on Monday at 08:00
  2. Live updates on Friday 22 July 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Five things we didn't know this morning

That's it from me for today, we'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with more news, sport, weather and travel.

Here's five things we didn't know when we woken up this morning:

  1. People power can be an amazing thing.
  2. And people themselves can be pretty amazing too.
  3. Been saving up for a nice hot foreign holiday? Forget it, come to Leeds like everyone else.
  4. Use the bus in Leeds? It's okay, you'll be able to use them next week!
  5. Just because you left the 80s behind, doesn't mean the 80s left you behind.

See you next week!

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Your pictures: A week of beautiful weather

It's been an amazing week weather wise, here are some of the best pictures we received over the last five days:

Susan Helligan
Emley Moor
West Yorkshire Police
Ilkley Lido
Jenny HArris
Roundhay Park
New park

Weather: Showers die out with a muggy night tonight

Isolated heavy showers will die our for a dry night. Another muggy, warm night with lows of 16C (61F).


Tomorrow it'll be mostly a dry and bright day with sunny spells and feeling warm. Just the odd isolated shower, and cloud tending to increase by evening. Highs of 24 (75F).    

Allardyce's old club wish him well in new job

Sam Allardyce has been named as the new England manager, he was of course a Huddersfield Town player in the 80s.

Nice 'tache Sam!

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Latest headlines this evening

Here are the latest headlines this lunchtime:

Man to bury himself alive tonight

Tonight a Halifax man will bury himself alive to raise awareness of the dangers of drug addiction. He'll be streaming the whole event on social media.


John Edwards, 61, will be getting into a coffin at 20:00 tonight for three days to "bring people words of light from the grave", in a bid to reduce the number of addicts' funerals he has to attend.  

He will receive food and water through a pipe and a second pipe will be connected to a caravan toilet, Mr Edwards told the BBC while standing in the grave as he was digging it.  

Congestion on M1/M62 connector

BBC Travel

It really does seem like a very busy night on the roads tonight, you can tell it's the time that the schools are breaking for summer holidays...

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Slow commute home in Leeds tongiht

It looks as though we're in for a slow commute in Leeds tonight. If the buses are going slowly, we're all going to go slowly...

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Search for motorcyclist who hit head and then left crash scene

A motorcyclist who was in a crash with a minibus and then rode off is being sought by police.

The crash happened yesterday just after 14:30 and the rider is thought to have come off the bike and hit their head on a green BT box.

But despite his possible injuries, then left the scene of the accident, which happened at the junction of Broad Lane and Bell Lane in Bramley. 

Crash site

We urgently need to trace the rider and check on his wellbeing and to speak to him about the circumstances of the collision."

PC Dale BrownWest Yorkshire Police

Indefinite bus strike called off in Leeds

After a meeting this lunchtime between the union representing bus drivers and First Leeds, it's emerged that an indefinite strike planned for Tuesday has been cancelled.


The BBC understands that a slightly improved pay offer has been made and that Unite's members, the union representing Leeds bus drivers, will be balloted again in August.

Today's meeting was the first time in weeks that the two sides have sat down for official talks over pay.

BreakingLeeds bus strike cancelled

We understand that Tuesday's indefinite bus strike has been cancelled.

More to follow

How much rubbish gets collected in Leeds city centre?

Watch: Last journey for former soldier

Today we've been telling you about the funeral of a soldier from Leeds, who died with no friends or family to attend his funeral. 

After a social media campaign, hundreds turned out to give him a proper send off.

So many people attended that there was no room in the chapel.

Stewart Cooney was 95 and served with the Royal Artillery.

Watch: Leeds flood prevention works from the air

If you're interested in the Leeds Flood Prevention scheme or not, this video is well worth a look.

It's been made by Leeds City Council and shows all the work that's going on to prevent future flooding around the city.

But to be honest it's one of those videos that you can just waste time staring at with all the unusual views it provides!

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Bus strike time tables released

Talks are continuing between bus drivers for First Leeds and the management, as a continuing strike is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. We'll let you know when there's an outcome from that.

Bus strikes

First Leeds have published a list of the affected bus services, so you can check if your journeys next week are going to be disrupted.

Shop closed after 30 people throw bricks and bottles

A shop in Leeds, which had become a centre of drug dealing, theft, assaults and anti-social behaviour has been closed by police for three months

Trouble erupted at Wellington Stores, in Holdforth Place, Armley last Wednesday when 30 people hurled bricks and bottles at police officers.

A "dispersal order" was put in place and a number of people were arrested. Three have been charged and are due to appear in court.  

Wellington Stores

Securing this closure order has been a quick and effective response to the recent disorder and we hope it will have a positive impact on the local community who have had their lives blighted for too long.

Insp Simon JessupWest Yorkshire Police

Bradford City sign former Stuttgart Kickers goalkeeper

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Bradford have signed German goalkeeper Rouven Sattelmaier on a one-year contract after a trial period with the League One club.  

Rouven Sattelmaier
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The 28-year-old has previously played for Regensburg, Heidenheim, and Bayern Munich's second team.

He is the second goalkeeper to join Bradford this summer, after Colin Doyle was signed from Blackpool for £1.

Weather: Take a brolly with you this afternoon!

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Another warm and humid afternoon ahead, but if you're heading out for lunch make sure you take your brolly. We'll have some showers breaking out which could be very heavy, thundery and slow moving. Maximum temperature of 23C (73F). 

See if you'll catch a shower below!

Showers will move across the county this afternoon

Hundreds attend funeral of soldier who outlived his family and friends

There's been such a touching response to the death of a Leeds soldier who outlived his family and friends and faced having a funeral with no-one there.

After a social media appeal, he has been given an amazing send off, with hundreds attending.


Stewart Cooney was 95 and served with the Royal Artillery. He died in a care home in Leeds with no family.  

There was no room inside the chapel so many had to watch the ceremony from outside on TV screens. 


Those attending included Territorial Army soldiers, a motorbike escort from the Royal British Legion Riders and the general public.  

One organiser Martyn Simpson said: "We never let a brother go alone."