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  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Monday
  2. Live updates on Friday 29 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we didn't know this morning

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's it from us for today and indeed this week!

    We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather on Monday at 08:00

    Before we go, here are five things we didn't know this morning:

    1. Well, summer's gone. Pack up your sunglasses and your wobbly bits.
    2. Confectionery can save art from being lost forever.
    3. Bradford's in the running to be a showcase for the north...
    4. Make up can do wonders against the march of time.
    5. Batley Varieties killed Shirley Bassey's love of Mars bars.. who knew?

    See you on Monday! 

  2. Watch: Batley Frontier Club to close its doors for the last time

    Ian White

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Batley's famous Frontier Club is to close its doors for the final time this weekend. 

    During its heyday the former Batley Variety Club, as it was known, hosted big names, including Tom Jones, Morecambe and Wise and Dusty Springfield.

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    Video caption: The famous club will become a gym.
  3. Weather: Risk of heavy showers tonight

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Still the risk of some heavy showers this evening which will die out to leave a dry and cool night. Minimum temperature of 10C (50F) 


    A mostly dry and bright Saturday with some sunny spells. There is a risk of isolated showers which could be heavy, but very hit and miss. Feeling a little cooler with a maximum temperature of 20C (68F). 

  4. Prepare for nostalgia overload as Leeds looks back to your childhood

    An absolute ton of memorbilia from the last 70 years is being bought together in Leeds for an exhibition celebrating growing up.

    The "Decades of Youth" exhibition begins at Abbey House Museum tomorrow and includes old Leeds Festival posters, a pair of rollerskates from the 1970s, Sinclair video game consoles from the 1980s and a Spice Girls doll from the 1990s.

    Roller Skates

    One of the people who contributed to the exhibition was Maureen Kershaw, who has lived in Leeds all her life. Maureen's now 67, but as a teenager she met lots of the top acts of the day, including Sir Cliff Richard.

    Maureen meets cliff
  5. Shirley Bassey reflects on her 'happy memories' of Batley Variety club

    As we've been telling you today the famous Batley Variety Club - now Frontier Club - is to close its doors for the last time tomorrow. 

    The building's being turned into a gym, but it's been host to so many top celebrities, including Shirley Bassey...  

    Shirley Bassey
    Quote Message: I have many happy memories of singing at the Batley Variety Club so sorry to hear it is closing. I remember the opening night and I walked into my dressing room the owner had found out I liked Mars bars and there to greet me was a mountain of Mars bars. Took me a year to eat them and put me off Mars bars for life " from Shirley Bassey
    Shirley Bassey
  6. Travel update: Earlier accident causing queues on A1(M) northbound J45

    BBC Travel

    We've got some very slow traffic on the A1(M) northbound at J45 (A659 Boston Spa), because of an accident earlier on. Congestion to J43, (M1 Hook Moor).  

    Avoid if you can

  7. Man admits killing two and severely injuring two others by dangerous driving

    John Cundy

    Crime correspondent, BBC Look North

    A 22-year-old man has admitted causing the death of two young boys and severely injuring two others in Morley last year.  

    Rhys Baker (left) and George Wharton (right)

    Tom McMeekin will be sentenced on the 19 August following the death of 13-year-old Rhys Baker and 14-year-old George Wharton. 

    They died when the blue Peugeot McMeekin was driving hit a tree in Morley during March 2015.  

    McMeekin was paralysed himself in the crash. The judge at Leeds Crown Court said that his crime would carry a custodial sentence. 

  8. See inside Leeds Bradford Airport's traffic control room

    Leeds Bradford Airport has recently refurbished its air traffic control room with the latest kit.

    Luckily for us they filmed it all so we can see what it looks like!

    Boy those guys work quickly...

    View more on youtube
  9. Storm-troupers bust their moves in Leeds

    Not something you see everyday. Here are some Stormtroopers busting some moves in the middle of Leeds before the showing of the latest Star Wars film in Millenium Square.

    Maybe if they spent more time at target practice they could get better at shooting rebels...

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  10. Managed zone for sex workers in Leeds will 'continue to operate'

    It's been announced that the controversial managed zone for sex workers in the Holbeck part of Leeds will continue to operate. 

    Despite calls for it to be scrapped, and the high-profile murder of a sex worker there in December, the group which oversees the scheme says the tolerance zone will continue although changes to the way it's run will be made. 

    Sex worker

    The organisation behind it, Safer Leeds, says it's decided to support a revised approach to the operation of the zone which means it will soon start to look at adjusting the hours it operates, moving its boundaries to protect Holbeck businesses and offering more help for women who want to stop working in the sex trade. 

    But the organisation says the continuation of the zone is not the same as legalisation and its existence will remain under "constant review".

  11. Watch: Race against time to save historic fairgound ride in Leeds

    Historic fairground attraction the Moon Rocket, described as the original 'white knuckle ride', is in danger of being lost. It's currently in a shed in Leeds.

    The owners want to sell it, but the National Heritage Memorial Fund needs to raise thousands of pounds to stop the ride going abroad or being broken up.

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    Video caption: The race against time to save historic fairground ride
  12. Have you forgotten something?

    We can all be accused of being a little absent minded at times, but to help us out Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group have made a series of posters aimed at getting us to cancel our appointments  with the doctor if we don't need them. 

    Forgotten something

    They say that after some research they did, it turns out 4 in 10 of us have simply forgotten to cancel a GP appointment we didn't need.

    pies lady
  13. Up to 180 people a day using new Leeds railway station

    Between 170 and 180 people are using the new Kirkstall Forge train station near Horsforth every day, according to the West Leeds Dispatch.

    They say that the developers told a meeting of the Bramley and Stanningley Community Forum last night that they were "lobbying hard" to get trains to run every 15 minutes, they currently run at one train an hour.

    Kirkstall Forge

    At the meeting they also announced what they would like the streets around the station will be called: Great Exhibition Way and Butler Road, although the final decision is yet to be made.

  14. Weather: Cloudy and potentially wet afternoon ahead

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    This afternoon will be cloudy with some showery rain on and off. There will also be some dry spells and even some brightness especially in the north later. Maximum temperature of 20C (68F).  

  15. They haven't changed a bit!

    Just spotted this from "that man off the telly" Ian White.

    He was presenting Look North last night with Amanda Harper.. and look, they go way back!

    If you ask me the pic on the left has been doctored...

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  16. Photos of yesterday in Leeds

    Have a look at some of these pictures, they're featured in the Guardian. They're pictures taken by Peter Mitchell, who worked as a truck driver in Leeds in the 1970s. 

    Quarry Hill Flats
    Image caption: Quarry Hill Flats in Eastgate, Leeds in May 1978

    You can see more of his pictures on Peter Mitchell's website.

    Seacroft Green, Leeds.
    Image caption: Mr and Mrs Hudson in Seacroft Green, Leeds.