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  1. Live updates have finished on Wednesday 26 October 2016

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By Shahid Hussain

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5 things we found out today

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

In the meantime let's look back at five things that happened today:

  1.  A four year old girl has been shot and injured by a bow and arrow in Halifax.  
  2.  A further three arrests have been made in connection with a brutal attack of a Bradford man.
  3.  A banned driver drove so fast evading police that the force’s helicopter struggled to keep up with him.
  4. Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Labour MP Yvette Cooper "shocked" by a report showing her constituency is the worst in the country for unpaid child maintenance to single parents.
  5. Here's how much Look North weather presenters love Bake-Off.

Evening weather: Cloudy with drizzle

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Rather cloudy, with a little drizzle over the Pennines. Minimum temperature 9C (48F). Moderate southwest wind. 

Cloudy again tomorrow with further patchy drizzle across the Pennines, otherwise dry, with bright or sunny intervals developing especially in eastern areas. Maximum temperature 14C (57F). Fresh southwest wind. 

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Who will Leeds United face in the next round?

After the huge win against Norwich last night, who will Leeds United face in the next round of the EFL Cup?

Here are those all important numbers ahead of the draw tonight.

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Perfectly baked forecast

One for the Bake-Off fans! 

How many Bake-Off puns can Look North's Abbie Dewhurst cram into her forecast?

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Outrage as students name Asian pop star Zayn Malik as poster boy for Black History Month

Yorkshire Post

Travel: A650 closed both directions

BBC Travel

A650 Keighley Road in Bradford closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Emm Lane junction and the Frizinghall Road junction, because of a police incident.  

Fire crews attend accident on A1(M) Southbound

There's traffic closed off due to a severe accident.

Fire crews are in attendance.

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Severe disruption: A650 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC Travel

A650 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Emm Lane and Frizinghall Road.

A650 West Yorkshire - A650 Keighley Road in Bradford closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Emm Lane junction and the Frizinghall Road junction, because of a police incident.

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Former Ilkley Parish Council leader and private tutor Heathcliffe Bowen faces child sex charges

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A private tutor and former chairman of Ilkley Parish Council has appeared in court, charged with sexual offences against boys and making and distributing indecent photos of children.  

Heathcliffe Bowen
Bradford Telegraph & Argus

Thousands stolen in violent robbery in Cleckheaton

A security man was assaulted and had several thousand pounds in cash stolen in a violent robbery in Cleckheaton.

Two men assaulted the victim in a bank on Albion Street around noon yesterday and made off in a dark blue mini which was sat waiting outside.

Police believe the attack is linked to another vehicle theft around an hour later where another man was assaulted whilst putting up signs on the road.

His van was stolen on Burnley Mills Road in Gomersall and he was injured in the attack.

Police are looking for two men - one white male, stocky build and around 5ft 6", and the second man was described as white, skinny build and around 5ft.

We believe these two robberies are linked and are appealing to members of the public to come forward if they were in the area of either of these incidents to help us with our enquiries. Both victims in these incidents thankfully suffered minor injuries, but have been left distressed by their ordeals.

Detective Inspector Mark WalkerKirklees District CID
Albion Street
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Four year old girl shot with a bow and arrow in Halifax

A four year old girl has been shot and injured by a bow and arrow in Halifax.

She was treated for serious head injuries at her family home and then taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

It happened on Saturday but the little girl remains in a serious condition.

Leeds General Infirmary
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Enquiries are ongoing to determine precisely how this girl has come to be injured. Our investigations suggest she was not intentionally injured and an 18-year-old male is assisting us with our enquiries. Specially trained officers are working to support her family as our investigations continue.

Detective Inspector Gary StephensonCalderdale District CID

Elland bridge moves closer to completion

The two sides of Elland are nearly back together.

We're now in the final stages of the work by Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust to reopen the former Grade II listed bridge after it was destroyed in the Boxing Day floods last year.  

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92 year old Heckmondwike woman robbed by man posing as a window cleaner

A woman in her 90's was robbed of £800 in cash by a man posing as a window cleaner in Heckmondwike.

The robber asked for two pounds when the victim opened the door to him but then made off with hundreds in cash from the woman's purse yesterday afternoon on Walkley Lane.

Police are looking for a white man with a medium build around 30 years old.

This suspect targeted a vulnerable elderly lady and stole a large amount of money from her home. He was posing as a window cleaner and may have also spoken to other residents on this street and so we would like to hear from anyone who saw this man in the area, or if he approached your property. I would remind residents they are under no obligation to let cold callers into their homes and that genuine callers from local authorities or utilities will carry identification and have a number you can ring to confirm who they are.

Detective Constable Victoria CataniaKirklees CID
Walkley Lane
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Cockerel rescued by police on M62

Good thing they caught this little fella before the rush hour starts...

This plucky cockerel was making his way down the M62 near Lofthouse and has since sparked quite the response on the West Yorkshire Police Twitter feed.

What is it with birds on the motorways? Yesterday it was a swan...  

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Afternoon weather: Cloudy and bright

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Rather cloudy at times, however there will also be some brighter periods as well, more especially in the east

Breezy at times but with temperatures on the mild side. Highs of 14C (57F).

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Your headlines this afternoon

BBC Radio Leeds

Here's some of the stories making the headlines in West Yorkshire:

Three more arrests over Bradford man's death

A further three arrests have been made in connection with a "brutal attack" at a football match in Bradford which left a man dead.

Beyake Keita Ann
West Yorkshire Police

Beyake Keita Ann, 21, died in hospital three weeks after he was injured in Attock Park on 23 August.  

Two men, aged 20 and 21 who are both from Bradford, and a 23 year-old man from Pudsey have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently being held in custody.

Another three men, aged 20, 21 and 26, also remain in custody on suspicion of murder.

Man in court over Andrew and Kiera Broadhead fire deaths

A man has appeared in court charged with the murders of a man and his daughter who died in a house fire.

Father and daughter
West Yorkshire Police

Andrew Broadhead, 42, and his eight-year-old daughter, Kiera, died in the blaze at their home in Ash Crescent, Stanley, Wakefield last Wednesday.

Daniel Jones, 28, of Spawd Bone Lane in Knottingley, appeared before Leeds Magistrates' Court charged with murder and arson.

He was remanded in custody and is due at Leeds Crown Court on Friday.

West Yorkshire Police's Halloween warnings

Halloween is a great time for kids - and some adults - to dress up and have some spooky fun.

But West Yorkshire Police is trying to help those who don't want to attract the wrong type of trick or treaters and the force has created some Halloween-themed posters you can download here to help warn against anti-social behaviour.

Halloween poster
West Yorkshire Police
Halloween poster
West Yorkshire Police

Driver topped 130mph while pursued by police helicopter across Leeds and Wakefield

Yorkshire Post

A banned driver drove so fast as he tried to get away from West Yorkshire police officers that the force’s helicopter struggled to keep up with him

Jimmy Connors reached speeds of over 130mph during the 30 minute pursuit across Leeds and Wakefield.

Leeds doctors start new research into lupus disease

Doctors in Leeds are carrying out new research to try to stop people from getting lupus disease. 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals
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It's caused by problems with the immune system and gives sufferers severe inflammation of the skin.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is studying at-risk patients to try to identify who will develop the condition and treat them before they get it.

Children in Five Towns 'badly let down' by Child Support Agency - MP

A total of £6.6m is owed in unpaid child maintenance to families in the Five Towns area of Wakefield - that's more than any other area in the UK, according to new figures from single parent family charity Gingerbread.

The charity claims the Child Support Agency (CSA) is doing less to collect debts as it winds down, with its work being transferred to the new Child Maintenance Service.

The Labour MP for the area, Yvette Cooper, has responded to the research saying the figures are "shocking".

Yvette Cooper
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Children in the Five Towns are being badly let down. Child maintenance is the difference between heating and eating for many single parent families. But CSA failings means our area is being hit harder than anywhere else with unpaid cash."

Yvette CooperMP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Mike Hookem and Steven Woolfe clash referred to French police

The clash at the European Parliament earlier this month between Yorkshire and Humber UKIP MEP Mike Hookem (pictured left) and his party colleague Steven Woolfe (pictured right) has been reported to the French police.

Mike Hookem and Steven Woolfe
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European Parliament president Martin Schulz said he had referred the "regrettable" incident after a probe.

The parliament's advisory committee on conduct concluded the two men's account of events "diverged substantially".

Mr Woolfe was rushed to hospital after collapsing in the parliament later on the day of the incident.

Did this woman witness 'nasty assault' in Halifax?

Police in Calderdale want to speak to this woman who may have witnessed an attack which left a man with cuts on his face.

cctv image of woman
West Yorkshire Police

The incident happened at about 05:50 on Saturday 15 October, when a 24-year-old man was involved in an altercation at the Silver Street junction with Central Street in Halifax.

Det Supt Simon Archer says: "We're releasing this picture in the hope that it's recognised by the lady herself - or by someone else - as they may hold vital information to help with our investigation.

"We would like to speak to her as a potential witness to a nasty assault which left the victim with a facial injury."

Yorkshire workers 'unhappiest in country'

Just over 40% of workers in the Yorkshire and Humber region would not describe themselves as happy at work and would move jobs for better benefits, according to research by employee benefits provider Perkbox.

Unhappy worker
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The happiest workers hail from the East Midlands, with a whopping 80% claiming to be happy. 

On the plus side, the research does say that happiness does increase over the working week - so you're more than halfway there to the best you're going to feel...

Leeds Halloween fashion embraces Zombie chic

Not long till Halloween and you can't say that shops in Leeds aren't getting into the spirit.

Check out this eerie window display at the Cancer Research shop in Leeds...Zombie-chic!

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'Tourism industry must do more over holiday safety' - Wakefield MP

Wakefield's Labour MP says the battle to educate people about carbon monoxide safety goes on, a decade since the deaths of two children in a holiday chalet in Corfu

It's exactly 10 years to the day since Bobby and Christi Shepherd, from Horbury, were killed by fumes from a faulty boiler in their holiday villa operated by travel firm Thomas Cook. 

The youngsters' parents have since fought a long campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Last year, a coroners' inquest jury ruled Bobby and Christi  were unlawfully killed as a result of the faulty boiler. They also ruled that Thomas Cook had breached its duty of care.

Supporting the family's campaign, Mary Creagh MP has told BBC Radio Leeds the tourism industry has to do more to ensure holidaymakers' safety:

Homophobia in sport: Most fans 'would welcome gay players' - BBC poll

Most sports fans in England, Wales and Scotland say they would be comfortable with their club signing a gay player.

A BBC Radio 5 live poll has found 82% of supporters would have no issue with a gay player. However, 8% of football fans said they would stop watching their team.

Britain's first openly gay rugby league player, Batley captain Keegan Hirst, has spoken to the BBC about how fans reacted and what life's been like since coming out in August 2015:

And you can hear more from Keegan, asking why there are so few openly gay sportsmen and women, on BBC Radio 5 live's Afternoon Edition from 13:00 today.

Man charged with murder in Wakefield fire deaths

A man has been charged with the murders of a father and daughter who were killed in a house fire in Wakefield.

Father and daughter
West Yorkshire Police

Andrew Broadhead, 42, and his eight-year-old daughter, Kiera, died in the blaze at their home in Ash Crescent, Stanley, last Wednesday.

Daniel Jones, 28, of Spawd Bone Lane in Knottingley, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court later charged with murder and arson.

He has also been charged with burglary at another property.

Listen: Leeds United's crucial save and winning penalty against Norwich

Leeds United are through to the quarter finals of the EFL Cup after a dramatic penalty shootout victory at home to Norwich City

Ronaldo Vieira scored the winning penalty following an extra time equaliser from Chris Wood.

If you think you were excited, have a listen to the Leeds United commentary team! They went crazy!

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Your headlines this morning

Clive Settle

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Here's some of the stories making the headlines in West Yorkshire:

West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with patchy rain

It'll be rather cloudy at times today, with a little patchy light rain or drizzle, mainly over the hills

However, there will also be some brighter periods as well, more especially in the east. 

Breezy at times but with temperatures on the mild side. Highs of 14C (57F).

Watch my full forecast here:

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Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

I'll be with with you until 18:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.   

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