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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Monday
  2. Updates on Friday 9 September 2016
  3. Injured student died after using Leeds hospital's faulty ventilator
  4. Man arrested after body found in Castleford
  5. Bradford head injury death victim named
  6. Gold for Hebden Bridge Paralympian
  7. Yorkshire beat Durham to stay in title hunt

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By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's all from me, we'll be back on Monday from 08:00. Until then have a great weekend.

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

    1. I've said it before, I'll say it again. We're right good at sport us...
    2. Even in the middle of our busiest city, there's a nice slice of tranquillity
    3. Worried about that river than can tend to flood? No worries, let's just make it deeper. Problem solved.
    4. Some bike races have very odd names...
    5. And finally, one of our MPs (see below) was a guitarist in a "doom band".

    See you next week!

    Richard Burgon
  2. Weather: Windy evening followed by some rain

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    The winds continue to strengthen across Yorkshire this evening, and a band of rain will slowly spread towards the east. Minimum temperature of about 14C (57F).


    A cloudy start to the day tomorrow with any rain gradually easing and clearing. 

    A brighter story throughout the afternoon, dry with sunny spells and highs 17C (63F) - feeling fresher than recently, despite a lighter breeze.  

  3. Lofthouse Park's forgotten World War One past revealed

    Historians in West Yorkshire are trying to unlock the forgotten past of a World War One prisoner internment camp in Wakefield.

    Lofthouse Park

    Over 1,500 German and Austrian civilians were detained on Lofthouse Park which was turned from an aerodrome and place of entertainment to an internment and prisoner-of-war camp during World War One.

    Thousands of pounds are being invested in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time history project to investigate the site's past, and as part of a Heritage Open Day this weekend local residents are being invited to come along to find out more.

    Visitors to Lofthouse Gate Working Men’s Club on Sunday between 11:00 and 16:00 will find out about "enemy aliens", individual internees, life in the camp and the odd escape.

  4. Charity bike ride TV star thanks hospital for treatment

    Charlie Webster, a TV sports presenter who was placed in a coma after contracting malaria in Rio, has thanked hospital staff in Leeds for nursing her back to health.

    The 33-year-old became unwell after watching the Olympic opening ceremony.

    She was treated at St James's hospital in Leeds:

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  5. Yorkshire Air Ambulance's new £6m copter carries first patients

    The first patients have been carried by Yorkshire's new state-of-the-art air ambulance which came into service just a few days ago.

    Yorkshire Air Ambulance copter

    Yorkshire Air Ambulance's £6m Airbus H145 helicopter is the first of two which are due to replace the charity's current ageing aircraft.

    The first jobs for the crew of the new H145 included a fall from height near Lofthouse, West Yorkshire, and a horse rider  from High Hoyland near Barnsley who needed taking to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment.

    The copter is based at Yorkshire Air Ambulance's base at Nostell near Wakefield.

    A second H145 is due to be operational by the end of the year, flying from the charity’s northern base at RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk.

  6. Police appeal after violent robbers caught on CCTV

    CCTV images have been released of three men who violently attacked and robbed a 61-year-old woman, leaving her needing hospital treatment.


    The victim was attacked at her home on Mount Pleasant Road in Pudsey on 19 August.

    She was punched and kicked, leaving her with fractures to both sides of her jaw, a fractured wrist and cuts to her arms. 

    The men stole a large amount of gold jewellery. 

    Quote Message: This was a really cowardly attack that left the victim and her family badly traumatised and we urgently need to identify the men responsible. We are carrying out a range of enquiries to trace them and now have CCTV images of the suspects." from Det Sgt Andy Farrell West Yorkshire Police
    Det Sgt Andy FarrellWest Yorkshire Police
  7. Traffic update: Accident on M62

    Looks like we've got a lane out on the M62 westbound from J27. 

    This is the queue on the M621 leading up to it:

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  8. Wakefield Museum celebrates National Teddy Bear Day

    AHHHHHH, what kind of nightmare is this?

    I really wouldn't want to wake up with any of these in my bed...

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  9. Work on Bradford City Hall 'to continue' despite firm's financial trouble

    The refurbishment of Bradford City Hall is continuing - despite the company renovating the Grade One-listed building hitting financial trouble.

    Bradford City Hall

    York-based company William Anelay Ltd has been put in administration after a compulsory voluntary arrangement with creditors collapsed. 

    In a statement, Bradford Council says it's trying to ensure the final part of the structural repairs is completed by the company as quickly as possible.  

  10. Travel update: Extra traffic warning over Rhinos v Bulldogs

    BBC Travel

    One to look out for if you're in the Heagingley area this evening and not going to the match...

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  11. 'No excuse' for Otley's Lizzie Armitstead's missed drugs tests - Wiggins

    The Guardian

    Sir Bradley Wiggins says he cannot fathom how his fellow British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead missed three doping tests in less than a year, saying there is "no excuse" for the lapses that put her Olympic participation in jeopardy.  

    Bradley Wiggins
  12. Bike challenge set in Hebden Bridge

    This catchily-named event is actually a bike hill climb in Hebden Bridge up a cobbled one-in-four hill.

    You can do it on any bike you want, even a Penny Farthing, although that would probably be just a little ridiculous...

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  13. Is East Leeds MP 'the most metal politician' in the world?

    Just when you thought politics in the UK couldn't get more bizarre, it does!

    Richard Burgon, the Labour MP for East Leeds and shadow justice secretary, has just been featured on as a massive fan of metal.

    To prove it, here he is at the Download Festival:

    Richard Burgon

    In an interview on the website, he says: "I got changed and went straight to the Sleep gig [from Parliament], and what was nice was that I mentioned to Jeremy Corbyn that I was going to a gig that night, and he sent me a text during the gig saying. 'Enjoy the gig, you deserve it'".  

    Richard Burgon

    He goes onto say he actually used to be in a band himself: "I was playing guitar in a doom band. It sounded a bit like Electric Wizard but not as good. 

    "But the nearer it got to the general election, I had so much to do I couldn't commit to rehearsing as often which is a shame."

    Read his full interview here (Be warned, there is some strong language in this article).

  14. West Yorkshire's weather: Cloud and rain ahead this afternoon

    Clare Nasir

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Thicker cloud will increase this afternoon with the risk of some patchy rain across the Pennines by mid afternoon.

    The rain will reach more southern parts during the evening. 

    The top temperature will be about 21C (70F) with a fresh southwest wind. 

    Weather graphic
  15. Hospital failings 'contributed to Leeds student's death'

    Treatment given to a seriously injured student at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) after he was attacked in the city centre in October 2011 fell "significantly below expected standards" and "significantly contributed" to his death, a jury at Wakefield Coroner's Court has found.

    Jagdip Randhawa

    Jagdip Randhawa (pictured), 19, from Hounslow, died five days after being punched to the ground by professional boxer Clifton Ty Mitchell, who was later jailed for seven years for manslaughter.

    The inquest jury heard that, after the assault by Mitchell, who was on bail for another violent offence at the time, Mr Randhawa was placed on a faulty ventilator in hospital, starving him of oxygen and exacerbating the injuries to his head.

    The jury concluded that "but for the neglect identified, Mr Randhawa would have survived or would not have died when he did".

    But these failings by the hospital were not "gross" and this did not amount to unlawful killing, the jury added.