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  1. News, sport, weather and travel resume at 08:00 on Monday
  2. Updates on Friday 23 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learnt today

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

    In the meantime let's look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this Friday morning:

    I'll leave you with this glorious photo of Roundhay Park taken by our very own Johnny I'Anson this afternoon.

    Roundhay Park, Leeds

    If you spot something happening where you live, which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with us by email.  I'll be back on Monday.

  2. West Yorkshire's weather: Plenty of sunny spells

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We'll continue to see plenty of sunny spells this evening, and this leads us into a dry night. Remaining quite cloudy and breezy. Temperature lows of 11C (52F).

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    Video caption: With Owain Wyn Evans

    A cloudy start to Saturday, but sunny spells developing throughout the morning and it'll feel quite pleasant. The winds strengthen throughout the afternoon, turning quite blustery. Highs of 21C (70F).

  3. Watch: Leeds is University of the year

    More now on the news that Leeds University has been named the best in the country.  

    The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide gives Leeds high marks for teaching quality and overall student experience. 

    It's taken the guide's top spot after being runner-up for two years in a row.

    Here's the University of Leeds vice-chancellor, Alan Langlands:

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    Video caption: Here's the University of Leeds vice-chancellor, Alan Langlands:
  4. Travel update: A6177 Queens Road in Bradford is blocked in both directions

    BBC Travel

    The A6177 Queen's Road in Bradford is blocked in both directions between the Valley Road junction and the A6037 Canal Road junction, because of an accident. 

    There is a diversion in place and police are diverting traffic onto Midland Road and North Avenue.

    BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates to keep you moving.

  5. Listen: BBC Radio Leeds launches Children of the Somme

    Gareth Barlow

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Schools in Bradford have partnered with BBC Radio Leeds for a special project about the Battle of the Somme

    Students at Farnham and Cullingworth primary schools will learn all about India and West Yorkshire's connections with the First World War.

    A range of speakers will talk to pupils, who will also take part in music and dance classes.

  6. Travel update: Reports of delays on First Bus services in Leeds

    BBC Travel

    About to start your Friday commute? 

    We're hearing reports of delays on First Bus services across Leeds.

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  7. Your afternoon headlines for Leeds and West Yorkshire

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    The latest headlines from across Leeds and West Yorkshire this afternoon:

  8. Middlesex v Yorkshire: David Willey caught as visitors' chase falters

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Yorkshire's David Willey is caught by Middlesex's Steve Eskinazi to leave the visitors 48-3 on day four of the County Championship finale at Lord's.

    Follow live coverage of Middlesex v Yorkshire now.

  9. Watch: How is Westminster's would-be waltzer getting on?

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    Video caption: How is Westminster's would-be waltzer getting on?

    You can see Ed Balls, former Morley MP, take to the dance floor with Katya Jones this Saturday, BBC One, at 18.30.

  10. Priest's 'harasser' will not face trial

    A man from Denbighshire who was accused of harassing a Catholic priest who he claimed abused him will not face trial.

    Mark Murray

    Mark Murray from St Asaph will instead have to pay 1,700 euros - nearly £1,500 - in legal fees.

    He went to Italy last year to face Father Romano Nardo, who taught him in Yorkshire in the late 1960s and told him the impact he had on his life.

  11. Travel update: Broken down vehicle on the northbound M1 between J29 and J40

    BBC Travel

    There is a broken down vehicle on the northbound M1 between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J40, A638 (Ossett).

    BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the afternoon to keep you moving.

  12. Watch: Can you offer an old rocking horse a good home?

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    A unique collection of antique rocking horses are going up for sale this weekend in Ilkley. They've attracted attention from around the world.

    You can see the detail on them in this clip.

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    Video caption: Seventy antique rocking horses are to be auctioned in Ilkley this weekend.
  13. More than 20,000 women in district hit by pension changes

    Pontefract and Castleford Express

    An action group chained themselves to railings in a protest against changes to the state pension which will leave women thousands of pounds worse off.

    Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) staged a Suffragettes-style demonstration in the spirit of protests to get women the vote in the early 20th century.

    Women protested last Friday against pension inequality
  14. Owain's outlook: What's in store weather wise?

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Contemplating your last BBQ of the year? 

    Well, the weather may just be on your side:

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  15. Shipley scout leader jailed for decades of abuse

    A wealthy scout leader who groomed, raped and abused 12 boys over a period spanning six decades is jailed for at least seven years.

    Philip Longbottom

    Philip Longbottom, 66, assaulted boys as young as nine at his home and on camping expeditions before bribing or threatening them to keep quiet.

    Police said that beneath his "wealth and influence" lay a "sinister side".

  16. Bartley credits Clotet for Leeds upturn

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Kyle Bartley believes assistant boss Pep Clotet deserves credit for Leeds United's improved defending.

    Kyle Bartley

    Leeds, 15th in the Championship table, looked vulnerable at the start of the season, particularly at set-pieces.

    But central defender Bartley has formed an impressive partnership with Pontus Jansson in recent weeks.

    Quote Message: You'd have to give the credit to Pep. He had a look and then changed our set-up slightly." from Kyle Bartley Player, Leeds United
    Kyle BartleyPlayer, Leeds United
  17. 'Queer history' landmarks celebrated by Historic England

    Oscar Wilde's former home, the estate of "the first modern lesbian" and a memorial to a trans spy have been given special status by Historic England.


    Six historic LGBT venues are being recognised for reflecting England's "queer history".

    The former home of Anne Lister in Halifax has been relisted to record her importance as a lesbian pioneer.

    At Shibden Hall, she wrote a coded diary, using the Greek alphabet and mathematical symbols, which would describe her lesbian affairs.

  18. New images of man wanted by Leeds police over sex attacks

    Police in Leeds are looking into whether one man was behind four sex attacks.


    The attacks all happened in Harehills and Burmantofts on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 September.

    The man is described as a dark-skinned black male, possibly East African, with curly hair that was a couple of inches long.

  19. Listen: Labour's announcing its candidate today for next month's Batley and Spen by-election

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Labour's announcing its candidate today for next month's Batley and Spen by-election. It's to succeed Jo Cox, who died in June. 

    There are two people vying to be the next MP - actress Tracy Brabin and Jane Thomas. 

    The Conservatives, Lib Dems and UKIP have all said they won't be fielding a candidate - and our political editor, Len Tingle, says - while that's not unique - it is unusual:

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    Video caption: Here is Look North political editor, Len Tingle
  20. West Yorkshire's weather: A dry and sunny afternoon

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Most places enjoying a dry and sunny afternoon, although that sunshine will turn a little hazy at times with increasing amounts of cloud. Strengthening winds making it feel cooler, temperature highs of 18C (64F).

    Weather map

    This evening and overnight, remaining quite cloudy and breezy. Temperature lows of 11C (52F).