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By Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. M62 police shooting: Man appears before Leeds Magistrates Court

    A 30-year-old man has appeared before Leeds Magistrates this morning charged with firearms offences in connection with a police operation on the M62 on Monday. 

    Moshin Amin spoke only to confirm his name and address. He's charged with two firearms offences The charges relate to a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Possession of a firearm with intent to cause of fear of violence, Possession of a sound moderator and possession of ammunition. 

    He was remanded in custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court on 3 February

  2. Watch: Stonehenge sounds recreated using virtual technology

    Scientists have recreated the sounds of Stonehenge from 3,000 years ago using virtual reality.

    Using technology created for the video games industry, visitors will be able to experience the sounds heard when the stone circle was intact.

    Dr Rupert Till, from the University of Huddersfield, said the technology will recreate the soundscape from thousands of years ago.  

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    Video caption: Recreating the sounds of Stonehenge using virtual technology
  3. Bradford Bulls: Rugby Football League wants three years' support for club

    The owners of a new Bradford rugby league club will need to financially support the side for three years, says the Rugby Football League.  


    Bradford Bulls were liquidated on Tuesday after administrators were unable to find a suitable buyer.

    The governing body has received 10 expressions of interest and has set a deadline of Monday, 9 January.

    Bidders are more likely to succeed if they promise to honour season tickets and rugby league debts, says the RFL.

  4. M62 police shooting: Inquest opened and adjourned

    While the funeral of Yassar Yaqub is taking place, an inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned this morning. 

    Yassar Yaqub

    Coroner Martin Fleming's hearing only lasted three minutes. 

    The time of death was recorded as 18.47 and the provisional cause of death was given as gunshot wounds to the chest.

    The hearing was adjourned until 31 March.  

  5. In pictures: Yassar Yaqub funeral

    The funeral of the man who was shot on a M62 sliproad, Yassar Yaqub, on Monday is taking place today:

    Yassar Yaqub
    Yassar Yaqub
    Yassar Yaqub
  6. M62 police shooting: People gather to pay respects

    People gather to pay their last respects to Yassar Yaqub, whose funeral is being held this morning in Huddersfield.

    The 28-year-old was shot and killed by police on Monday evening.


    Moshin Amin, 30, from Dewsbury, who was arrested as part of the operation, will appear in court later charged with firearms offences.  

    Four other men arrested as part of the operation have been released on police bail.  

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission said none of the officers involved in the shooting were using body-worn video cameras and no relevant CCTV footage of the incident has been found.  

  7. M62 police shooting: Funeral being held in Huddersfield

    The funeral of a man shot dead by police on a motorway sliproad is taking place this morning. The coffin of Yassar Yaqub was carried into mosque in Huddersfield.


    A post-mortem examination found Mr Yaqub died from gunshot wounds to his chest.  

    His father, Mohammed Yaqub, told BBC Radio Leeds: "He will be missed by us very deeply. He will still live on in our hearts day-to-day."  

    Meanwhile, Moshin Amin, 30, from Dewsbury, who was arrested as part of the operation, will appear in court later charged with firearms offences.  

  8. Castleford Tigers: Club seek £500,000 Solomona compensation

    Castleford Tigers will claim they should receive £500,000 in compensation after winger Denny Solomona (pictured left) left to join Sale Sharks in December.

    Denny Solomona

    Solomona, 23, is alleged to have demanded his wages were doubled before his controversial rugby code switch.

    Court papers seen by the BBC claim Sale had been agitating for Solomona to move since last summer, and that they acted with the player and agent Andy Clarke.

    The papers also allege Sale knew he was under contract until November 2018.

  9. Petition to stop Go Ape in Leeds

    More than 1,500 people have signed a petition to try and stop a high-wire adventure attraction coming to Roundhay Park. 

    Go Ape

    They want Leeds City Council to reject Go Ape's plans - which would include aerial zip wires and treetop rope climbing. 

    Yesterday we told you that Leeds City Council were extending the consultation period for people to have their say on the plans.

    One of the big concerns is parking . 

    Quote Message: I think the advantages o the scheme far outweigh the disadvantages. It creates jobs and revenue for the council." from Ben Davies Go Ape
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  10. M62 police shooting: Firearm charges for man

    A man has been charged in connection with a police operation on the M62 in which an officer shot a man dead.  

    M62 shooting scene

    Moshin Amin, 30, from Broomer Street, Dewsbury, has been charged with firearms offences related to a loaded semi-automatic handgun.

    Yassar Yaqub, 28, from Huddersfield, was shot when police stopped a car near junction 24 of the M62 on Monday.

    Mr Amin has been detained in custody and will appear before Leeds magistrates this morning.

  11. M62 police shooting: Funeral of Yassar Yaqub to take place

    The funeral of a man shot dead by police on a motorway slip road is expected to take place later today.  

    Yassar Yaqub

    Yassar Yaqub, 28, from Huddersfield, was shot in a car stopped near junction 24 of the M62 as part of a planned operation on Monday.

    An inquest into his death is also due to open at Bradford Coroner's Court.

    A post-mortem examination found Mr Yaqub died from gunshot wounds to his chest.  

  12. Good morning: Our live coverage

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of news, sport, weather and travel for West Yorkshire. I'll be here keeping you up-to-date with the latest until 18:00.  

    You might need a brolly at lunchtime today, if you're nipping out to grab a sarnie:


    On the roads, the picture is "busy but moving", here's the picture on the M62 at the M621 junction:

  13. Our five top stories today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Well that's all from me for today, I'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for West Yorkshire. 

    Updates on breaking news and travel will continue throughout the night. 

    But before I go, let's look back at some of our stories from today:

    1. A post mortem reveals that Yassar Yaqub was shot and killed by a single officer
    2. Fundraising Otley lorry driver to be honoured by Polish ambassador
    3. Land-locked Leeds to have links with Royal Navy once again
    4. Smoke drifts across the Calder Valley after skip hire firm fire
    5. Used to make After Eight mints? Get in touch with Wakefield Council!

    See you tomorrow!

  14. Weather: Full forecast for this evening

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It's been another cold and crisp day, but what does this evening and tonight hold in store?

    Watch my full forecast below:

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    Video caption: Weather with Paul Hudson
  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M621 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M621 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J6 for and J7 for A61.

    M621 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M621 eastbound between J6, Belle Isle Road and J7, A61 (Stourton), because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  16. The search is on for former After Eight mint workers

    People who worked at the Rowntree Mackintosh factory in Castleford are being urged to come forward - to help celebrate 40 years of After Eight mints being made there. 

    After Eight mints box

    It was produced in the town from the 1970s until 2012. 

    Wakefield Council say the history of the factory will be celebrated with a display and community event in Castleford later this year.

    They want former employees to get in touch to share their experiences and memories.