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  1. Updates on Friday 2 December 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Four things we learned today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's all from me for today, breaking news and travel updates will continue throughout the night. Oli will be with you on Monday from 08:00. 

    Before I disappear off for the weekend, let's take a look back our top stories from today:

    1. How steep is that hill?. Route for the Tour de Yorkshire has been announced
    2. Getting your car clamped sucks, so make sure you pay your road tax
    3. Happy as a pig in Elland
    4. Shopping and art collide in Leeds before Christmas

    See you next week

  2. Weather: Forecast for tonight and tomorrow

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloudy this evening with still the risk of a little light rain. Becoming drier with clear spells developing and perhaps a touch of frost. Lows of 2 or 3C. 


    A dry day tomorrow with more in the way of bright or sunny spells. Maximum temperature 7C (45F).

  3. Stage three of Tour de Yorkshire a 'tough day out'

    Well it seems that the common consensus is that West Yorkshire has the most challenging stage in the Tour de Yorkshire next year.

    The route was announced this morning, and the final day, which starts in Bradford on 30 April, has one of the toughest climbs: the Shibden Wall.

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  4. West Yorkshire in pictures: Stunning waterfalls and a couple of old cows

    It may be a bit dull and grey outside, but plenty of people are still sending in great pictures to the BBC Weather Watchers.

    Does anyone know where exactly this is in Cullingworth? It looks amazing:


    And look at these cattle in Holmfirth!

  5. Wakefield chief executive to take charge of Manchester

    Chief Executive of Wakefield Council Joanne Roney OBE is set to become Chief Executive of Manchester City Council.

    Joanne Roney OBE

    The move is subject to confirmation, but it seems that the move is more or less a done deal.

    She says that the move is one that she "cannot pass up". she also says that "Manchester is a vibrant city" and that it is an "exciting time to be part of transforming public services" in Greater Manchester.  

    Quote Message: I personally want to wish Joanne every success in her new role in Manchester and am sure she will have a hugely positive impact. Wakefield is going to miss her. from Cllr Peter Box CBE Wakefield Council leader
    Cllr Peter Box CBEWakefield Council leader
  6. Fifteen-year-old girl sexually assaulted on bus in Halifax

    A 15-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted on a bus in Halifax. 

    Police have released this CCTV image of a man who they believe may have information about the incident.

    Sex Assualt

    The incident happened on Tuesday between 16:30 and 17:30 and detectives say their enquiries are ongoing and they urge anyone who may recognise him to come forward.

  7. Travel update: Problems on the M62

    BBC Travel

    We've got one lane closed on the M62 westbound between J27 (M621 Gildersome) and J26 (M606 Chain Bar), because of an accident.  

    We understand that a car has crashed into the central reservation:

  8. Travel update: Delays on Leeds bus services

    BBC Travel

    And it seems that the usual early Friday getaway is on.

    Good luck everyone, I'll see you on the other side!

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  9. Travel update: Problems on the M62

    BBC Travel

    We've got one lane blocked on the M62 westbound between J31 (A655 Castleford) and J30 (A642 Rothwell), because of debris on the road.  

    It's causing what looks like a short delay:

  10. Funeral appeal for York Big Issue vendor

    A crowdfunding appeal is under way to help with the cost of the funeral of a popular Big Issue North vendor from Leeds.  

    Peter Toulson

    Peter Toulson, who died on Monday, sold the magazine from a pitch outside Marks & Spencer on Parliament Street, York.

    A friend of the vendor - who travelled from Leeds to York to sell the magazine - has started a JustGiving page to raise £3,000 for Mr Toulson's partner Karen, website YorkMix has reported.

    The appeal for the "gentle giant" currently stands at about £1,300.

  11. 'Extreme violence' used in Leeds carjacking - three arrested

    A 35-year-old woman was hit in the face with a large piece of stone before she had her car stolen in Leeds. 

    Iveson Drive

    The carjacking happened just after 19:15 on Monday in West Park. The woman had pulled over to make a call when a man opened the driver's door and demanded the keys. 

    She refused and was hit in the face with a large piece of stone and punched several times as she struggled with the suspect. She was pulled out of the car and he drove off.

    A 14-year-old boy, an 18-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently on bail pending further enquiries.

    Quote Message: This was a terrifying experience for the victim. The suspect used extreme violence to commit this offence and it is vital the we identify him at the earliest opportunity. She suffered a broken nose, and she is understandably shaken and upset by this incident." from PC Darren Machell West Yorkshire Police
    PC Darren MachellWest Yorkshire Police
  12. Art installations in Leeds over Christmas

    If you're going Christmas shopping in the dark in Leeds in the coming days, you'll be treated to a visual feast in the run-up to the big day.

    A new series of light and art installations called "Christmas In Leeds" has been launched.


    It's funded by the Leeds Business Improvement District and they promise to bring some extra sparkle to the city. 

    David Shearing's "Christmas With Us" encourages people to sit in a festive room and listen to people's memories of the big day. 

    It just looks like a big wooden box from the outside:


    But on the inside it's a different story. 

    Based at the Central Square Offices just off Wellington Street, inside you can hear stories about people's Christmases in atmospheric conditions.

  13. Leeds United: Team news and match facts

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds United are at home to Aston Villa tomorrow. Kick off's at 17:30. You can follow the action online here.

    United have defender Pontus Jansson in contention to return following illness for the home game against Aston Villa.

    The Sweden international, who was suspended for the win at Rotherham on 26 November, missed Tuesday's EFL Cup quarter-final defeat at Liverpool.

    LUFC v Aston Villa

    Match facts

    • Leeds and Villa meet for the first time in league competition since February 2004 (pictured).
    • Villa have only lost one of their last eight league visits to Elland Road - a 3-1 defeat back in May 2003.
    • Leeds have won four of their last six league matches at Elland Road.
    • Villa have received the most yellow cards in the division this season (50).
    • Chris Wood has netted five goals in just nine league games at Elland Road this season, having netted six in 18 last season.
    • Villa have won just once in their last 27 away league matches - at Reading in Steve Bruce's first away game in charge.
  14. Warning over 'flagging down' on the M62

    This is very worrying. 

    Has this happened to you on the M62? I've asked for more information from West Yorkshire Police to see if we can get to the bottom of what's happening here:

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  15. Pensioner has suspected heart attack after robbery

    A 72-year-old man has suffered a suspected heart attack after an aggravated burglary at his home in Leeds.


    Last Friday at about 19:20 three masked men forced their way into his flat in Bramley. They threatened him with a hammer and a knife and demanded money.

    They searched his flat and took a significant amount of cash that the victim had saved, a laptop and a mobile phone.

    Police have released CCTV footage of the suspects, who they believe drove a car similar to a new shape Ford Fiesta.

    Quote Message: This was such a distressing ordeal for the victim that he was taken ill and had to be treated in hospital over the weekend. We believe these individuals have deliberately targeted him from Det Const Nick Dodsworth West Yorkshire Police
    Det Const Nick DodsworthWest Yorkshire Police
  16. Vulnerable man missing from Knottingley

    Have you seen William Metcalfe? He has been missing since yesterday evening from Knottingley.

    William Metcalfe

    Police say that the 37-year-old is vulnerable and was last in Wharfe Way at 18:00 carrying shopping bags.

    Quote Message: We are very concerned for Alan's welfare as he requires regular medication. We would like to hear from anyone who has seen him." from Sgt Jeff Dulson West Yorkshire Police
    Sgt Jeff DulsonWest Yorkshire Police
  17. Happy as a pig in... Elland

    Look at these pigs! This was a shot sent in to BBC Weather Watchers, and they look as happy as pigs in... Elland.

    Because that's what they are, pigs in Elland.