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Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Our five top stories from today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Well that's all from me for today and for this week, but before I go, let's look back at some of our stories from today:

    1. The funeral has taken place of Yassar Yaqub in Huddersfield
    2. Not everyone's happy about Go Ape coming to Roundhay Park
    3. Police need an old model of TV from a member of the public as part of an investigation...
    4. No regrets? Man stands to lose more than £100,000 if Leeds United don't go up
    5. Is that the end of the world? Oh no, it's just Holmfirth

    See you on Monday

  2. Weather: Forecast for tonight and tomorrow

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Most of the rain will clear away this evening but it will remain cloudy overnight with hill fog. Overnight lows of 4C (39F). 


    An often cloudy day tomorrow with the best of any bright or sunny spells in the north. Thicker cloud in the south and maybe some drizzle for the hills. A light NW breeze and a maximum temperature 7C (45F). 

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic eastbound at J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  4. Rules for being a Victorian policeman

    How would you like to have been a copper in 1839?

    Have a read of this tweeted this afternoon by West Yorkshire Police, it's great, although we're not too sure about its authenticity.

    Apart from having to walk 20 miles a day, you weren't allowed to wear anything but your uniform, just in case someone accused you of spying on the public!

    Peel's Police
  5. 'Drug waste' cleaned up at taxpayer's expense

    Look at all of this mess!

    Leeds City Council's cleaning team have tweeted this picture and they say it's from drug waste. 

    It was cleaned up using taxpayers' money, they also say they're trying find the culprits:

  6. Travel update: Problems on M62 eastbound

    BBC Travel

    This is the scene around J22 and J23 of the M62 eastbound. There's one lane closed because of an oil spillage. 

    The authorities are at the scene cleaning it up, so hopefully back to normal soon:

  7. Bradford's flood strategy throws up 'question marks'

    A senior politician in Bradford is warning that the council's proposed flooding strategy is "throwing up question marks." 


    Leader of the district's Liberal Democrats Jeanette Sunderland brought plans to combat floods in the district before a scrutiny meeting last night. 

    Council officers argued the proposed flood management strategy would allocate help and information to the flood-hit areas that need it.   

  8. HS2 proposals laid out for public

    In about six years' time work is due to start on HS2, but how will the controversial new rail service affect Leeds?

    Well the people behind the scheme have released a fact sheet that aims to address people's concerns and questions about HS2

    HS2 artists impression

    It includes some artist impressions of how Leeds station will look. 

    HS2 are proposing to build five new platforms that will connect to the existing building.

    But it will mean that roads around the station will have to be redesigned.

  9. The Leeds United fan that REALLY wants promotion

    Here's a bold statement from a Leeds United fan, although I'm not sure he was expecting 5,000 retweets!

    At the time of writing this, if they don't go up this season, it'll cost Josh £99,080:

    View more on twitter
  10. Young woman mugged in Halifax

    A woman has been mugged in the street in Halifax. 

    commercial street Halifax

    It happened in the town centre at about 10:30 on Tuesday. 

    The 21-year-old woman was walking along Commercial Street when a man came up to her and stole her purse. He then drove off at speed in a black Ford Focus. 

    The suspect is white and was wearing a dark hoodie, grey jogging bottoms and blue trainers. 

  11. Leeds United: Luke Murphy joins Burton Albion on loan

    Burton Albion have signed midfielder Luke Murphy on loan from Championship rivals Leeds United until the end of the season.  

    Luke Murphy

    Murphy has made 111 appearances for Leeds since arriving from Crewe for a fee of about £1m in July 2013.

    But the 27-year-old has played in just one first-team game this season, in a 1-0 EFL Cup win at Luton in August.

  12. West Yorkshire in pictures: Holmfirth at sunset

    The year is 2121, the machines have taken over the planet and pushed mankind back into the caves. As we fight for survival...

    Oh no hang on, that's Holmfirth as captured at sunset last night by Andy Leader and sent into the BBC Weather Watchers.

    Sorry my mistake.

  13. Can your TV help the police with an investigation?

    If you've got a TV like the one below and you don't like it any more, why not send it off to West Yorkshire Police... to be burnt.

    TV SET

    West Yorkshire Police are appealing for a set, like the one on the picture, to reconstruct a house fire that they're investigating

    Officers say it's the last item they need to make the reconstruction complete and they're asking the public if they can help.

    They say that "the TV’s are only required to furnish the room to replicate the furniture in the home and will be destroyed in the reconstruction."

  14. Video content

    Video caption: M62 police shooting: Funeral held for Yassar Yaqub

    The funeral of Yassar Yaqub, 28, from Huddersfield, who was shot dead by police on a motorway slip road has been held.

  15. In pictures: Yassar Yuqub funeral

    More from the funeral of Yassar Yaqub, who was shot on Monday by police just off the M62:

    Yassar Yaqub
    Yassar Yaqub
    Yassar Yaqub
  16. Driver dies after being discovered slumped at the wheel

    A man has died after being found unconscious at the wheel of his car in Leeds last night.

    South Accommodation Road

    He was found at about 23:40 slumped in his VW Golf at traffic lights on South Accommodation Road near to Cross Green Lane. 

    The 59-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead a shortly afterwards.   

    There had been no signs of a crash.