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Summary

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

Live Reporting

By Sue McGorrigan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning

    Sue McGorrigan

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's it for Monday. Enjoy the rest of Yorkshire Day.

    Nick Wilmshurst will be back with more news, sport, travel and weather on Tuesday from 08:00.

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

    1. Halifax became the capital of Yorkshire for a day

    2. Three members of staff at a Bradford free school are guilty of defrauding the government out of             thousands of pounds

    3. Bradford Bulls' Managing Director has parted company with the club

    4  The first of Calderdale's spanking new recycling vans hit the road today 

    5. Twitter has made Yorkshire look more beautiful than ever this Yorkshire Day

    Yorkshire Day
  2. ‘Despicable’: Leeds Pc stole thousands from old folk he’d been sent to protect

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    A West Yorkshire police officer who took thousands of pounds from vulnerable elderly women after being sent to their homes to investigate alleged offences has been jailed.

    Christopher Maynard who's 46, also stole a laptop from the home of a dead man after being sent to guard his body. Maynard was a north Leeds-based police constable at the time he committed the offences. 

    Leeds PC
  3. Colourful runner pounds streets to put spotlight on mental health issues

    Halifax Courier

    Could inspirational Mush be Halifax’s Forrest Gump or rival running star Mo Farah?

    Mush Cade, dubbed the Pink Running Machine, has built up a huge fanbase as he pounds the streets of the borough topless and in colourful running gear, waving to passers-by as he goes.

    But there’s an important reason why the 37-year-old has taken up running and he now wants to raise awareness about an issue close to his heart. Mush has battled mental illness for more than 15 years and he credits running with helping to turn his life around. 

    Runner
  4. Tour de Yorkshire bike legacy

    Charles Engwell

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Driving around the roads of Yorkshire you may well have seen thousands of old bikes - painted blue and yellow, that were dotted around the route of the Tour de Yorkshire. 

    Well now they are going to be fixed or salvaged and donated to special libraries, so they can be loaned out, free of charge. It's all part of the Tour's lasting legacy - to persuade more people to take up cycling. 

    TDF BIke

    The scheme is the brainchild of the organisers of the Tour De Yorkshire.

  5. Travel: Slow traffic through Wakefield

    BBC Travel

    Roadworks are slowing traffic on the A638 Doncaster Road westbound in Wakefield.

    The delays are between the Kendal Rise junction and the B6389 Agbrigg Road junction.

  6. Weather: Cloud and rain tonight

    We're set for thicker cloud this evening which will  bring outbreaks of rain from the west through the night. The rain will ease off through the early hours, with most places becoming dry again by dawn.

    Temperatures dropping to 14C, 57F.  

    Weather still
  7. Drug dealer in court after police find stash at his home in Brighouse

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    A drug dealer has been handed a suspended sentence after police found a stash of drugs at his home.

    Scott Jones who lives at  Albion Street in Brighouse, was originally arrested at his home in connection with a separate offence.  When Police searched the property they found ketamine with a street value of £300 as well as amounts of cocaine and cannabis. 

    Drugs
  8. Motorcyclist left with serious injuries following crash in Wakefield

    Sue McGorrigan

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    A 23-year-old man has been seriously injured following a crash in Wakefield.

    It happened on Saturday night at about 19:35 in Chevet Lane and involved a red and white Yamaha and a blue Vauxhall Corsa.  

    The rider of the motorcycle was badly injured.

    Anyone who saw the accident is asked to contact PC Alan Wilson on 101.

  9. Yorkshire day emoji

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A special digital image to represent Yorkshire in texts and emails will be announced today to mark Yorkshire Day. 

    Plusnet has been asking people to vote for their favourite Yorkshire emoji online. 

    It's a choice between a white rose, a Yorkshire pudding, a pot of tea, a flat cap and a Yorkshire terrier.

    Yorkshire white rose
  10. Tragic Leeds teenager took drugs on night out – inquest opens

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    An inquest has opened into the death of a 19 year old woman after she took what is believed to be ecstasy during a night out in Leeds city centre.

    Aisha Sajid, of St Wilfrids Avenue, Harehills, was taken ill in Pryzm nightclub on Woodhouse Lane in the early hours on Tuesday July 26th. 

    Leeds Nightclub
  11. Weather: Showers this afternoon

    A cloudy afternoon with the odd light shower.

    Staying dry tonight with outbreaks of rain from the West. Top temperatures 19C, 66F.

    Weather map
  12. BreakingSport: Steve Ferres quits Bradford Bulls

    Katherine Hannah

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Bradford Bulls has confirmed that managing Director Steve Ferres has left the club. He's said that the club's failure to make the play-offs has played a part in his decision. 

    Steve Ferres
    Quote Message: It is with considerable sadness I must announce the resignation of Steve Ferres as Managing Director from the club. Steve has agreed to conduct a full and proper handover to his successor of which the process of finding one starts immediately". from Marc Green Chairman Bradford Bulls
    Marc GreenChairman Bradford Bulls
  13. England's biggest county celebrates Yorkshire Day

    Sue McGorrigan

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Celebrations are happening across Yorkshire today to mark Yorkshire Day.

    The idea of Yorkshire Day came about during a meeting of the Yorkshire Ridings Society in 1974. They chose a date for the event, 1 August, and in 1975 the first ever Yorkshire Day took place.  

    Today, crowds have been lining the streets in Halifax, which was chosen to host this years's main event. 

    About 200 Yorkshire dignitaries were also at the colourful parade through the town centre which was accompanied by a jazz band.

    Yorkshire Day
    Yorkshirey
    Yorkshire Day
    Yorkshire Day

    Events are taking place all over England's biggest county including a Yorkshire pudding tossing contest in York and readings of the Yorkshire Declaration by town criers and mayors across the county.  

  14. Three guilty over Bradford free school fraud

    A further update on the news that the founder of the Kings Science Academy in Bradford and two members of staff have been found guilty at Leeds Crown Court of a £150,000 fraud from government grants.

    Sajid Hussain Raza, 43, from Bradford, was found guilty of four counts of fraud, three counts of false accounting and two counts of obtaining money by deception. 

    His sister, Shabana Hussain, 40, also from Bradford and a teacher at the school, was convicted of one count of fraud and one count of obtaining property by deception. 

    Daud Khan, 44, from Thornbury, the financial director at the school, was found guilty of two counts of fraud and three counts of false accounting.

    Kings Science Academy was among the first wave of free schools set up as part of a flagship education policy introduced by the government following the 2010 general election. 

  15. Bradford free school fraud trial: School was praised by PM Cameron

    More from court on the news that the founder of the Kings Science Academy in Bradford and two staff members have been found guilty of fraudulently obtaining about £150,000 from government grants.  

    Kings Academy

    The academy was praised by then prime minister David Cameron during a high-profile visit in March 2012.

    The trial heard that Sajid Hussain Raza, 43, the founder and principal of the school, used some of the money to make mortgage repayments on rental properties he owned to alleviate his own financial problems.

  16. Bradford free school staff facing jail for fraud

    More on the news that the founder of a flagship free school and two staff members have been warned they could be jailed after being found guilty of fraudulently obtaining about £150,000 from government grants.

    Sajid Hussain Raza, 43, his sister Shabana Hussain, 40, and Daud Khan, 44, were convicted by a jury at Leeds Crown Court of making payments into their own bank accounts from Department for Education grants given to help set up the Kings Science Academy in Bradford in 2011.

    The defendants showed no emotion as the jury foreman returned unanimous guilty verdicts on all charges. 

  17. BreakingBradford free school staff found guilty of fraud

    The founder of a flagship free school in Bradford and two other members of staff have been warned they could be jailed after being found guilty of fraudulently obtaining about £150,000 from government grants.   

    More to follow.