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  1. Updates on Wednesday 6 May 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

That's all for BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire for today.

We'll be back again from 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Coming up on BBC One

Amy Garcia

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Harry Gration at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we take a look behind the scenes of a new play about Britain's national dish which opens in Leeds tonight.

Ian White in fish and chip restaurant

But it's not being performed in a theatre,

instead they've chosen to do it in a popular fish restaurant.

The humble fish supper may not not normally be a source of high drama, but as our reporter Ian White finds out, fish and chips are at the heart of the action in this new play.

Can you build a majority?

Election 2015

What happens after the election

if there is a hung parliament?

Can you build a majority? graphic

Which parties might agree to work together and who may hold the balance of power?

Who could build a majority of 326 votes in the house?

Play our game to find out.

Help for schools over radicalisation fears

Judith Burns

Education reporter

Head teachers worried about protecting students from being radicalised

are being offered seminars by a union.

The seminars will be run by the Association of School and College Leaders in major English cities, including Leeds.

New legislation passed this year places a statutory duty on schools and colleges to counter radicalisation.

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A dry and clear night

Keeley Donovan

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Showers will continue this evening but will die out to give a dry night with clear spells, the winds easing and a minimum temperature of about 5C (41F).

Weather forecast

Tomorrow will see lighter winds and it'll be generally dry and fine with sunny spells.

The top temperature will be about 12C (54F)

Fundraising response 'amazing'

The response to a fundraising appeal for the family of late Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones, which has so far seen over £66,000 in pledges, has been described by the club as "amazing".

Floral tributes for Danny Jones

Danny, who was married with five-month old twins, collapsed by the side of the pitch during Sunday's League 1 game at London Skolars.

He died in hospital later that day.

A statement on the club's website says: "It's amazing to see the rugby league family pulling together to help Danny's family. There's so many things going on to raise funds with every level of the game involved."

Ballot boxes on the move

Kirklees Council just

tweeted this picture of the district's ballot boxes, which are now being transported to polling stations ahead of the big day tomorrow.

Ballot boxes
Kirklees Council

Traffic delays in Addingham

BBC Travel

There's currently queuing traffic on the A65 Addingham Wharfedale Road eastbound in Addingham between the A6034 Silsden Road junction and the Victoria Avenue junction.

This is due to roadworks in the area. Drivers are being warned to expect some delays.

Pictures show flats blaze damage

With the news that police in Leeds are treating

a fire that destroyed a block of flats under construction in the city as suspected arson, here's a look back at its aftermath.

Fire aftermath

The building work was being carried out at the junction of High Street and Fountain Street in Morley. The fire, in the early hours of Saturday, was "very significant", according to police.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity

is being asked to contact police.

Ex Corrie actor stars in new play

Ian Youngs

Arts reporter

The humble fish supper is not normally the source of high drama,

but fish and chips is at the heart of the action in ex-Coronation Street star Deborah McAndrew's latest play.

Deborah McAndrew
McAndrew's last play won a UK Theatre Award and a Manchester Theatre Award

One of Each, which takes its name from a Yorkshire way of ordering fish and chips, tells the tale of chippy-owning twins battling for the title of Britain's finest fryer.

And tonight's opening night will be performed not in a theatre but - fittingly - in a fish and chip restaurant in Guiseley.

Tour collision victim 'in good spirits'

An 86-year-old woman struck by a bike during the Tour de Yorkshire in Ilkley on Sunday is expected to remain in hospital for a week,

police say. However, her condition is improving.

Sgt Martin Greasley says: "We've visited the injured woman in hospital who's in good spirits and was more concerned about the rider's condition than her own."

The rider involved retired from the race after suffering minor injuries.

Anyone with video footage of the incident is being asked to contact police.

Danny Jones 'a talented kid'

James Deighton

Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Former Keighley coach Jason Demetriou has called for heart screening to be compulsory across all levels of rugby league

following the death of Cougars star Danny Jones on Sunday.

Danny Jones

Demetriou coached the player during his second season in charge at Cougar Park and says making Jones (pictured in red) co-captain was one of the best decisions he ever made.

"He was a talented kid. He just loved playing, he loved being around the Keighley boys and they were very close," he says.

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Flats fire treated as 'suspected arson'

A fire at the weekend which completely destroyed a block of flats being built in Morley is being treated as suspected arson,

police have confirmed.

The fire started in the building at the junction of the High Street and Fountain Street at about 03:30 on Saturday.

Det Con Fred Winster says: "I'd like to hear from anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area in the time leading up to the fire or who has any information that could assist the investigation."

Traffic-busting M62 works complete

Wakefield Express

A 14-month scheme to reduce congestion on the M62 near Pontefract and Castleford

has been completed.

M62 cameras and traffic
Wakefield Express

Anderson seeks revenge over Salford

BBC Sport

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson

feels his side "owe Salford one" after Rangi Chase's tackle on Brett Ferres left the England man sidelined.

Paul Anderson


was handed a seven-match ban for a dangerous throw in Salford's 18-12 win at the John Smith's Stadium last month. Ferres has since been ruled out for three months with an ankle injury.

"We owe them one - it's as simple as that," Anderson (pictured) said ahead of Friday's meeting between the sides.

Body found in missing woman search

Police searching for a 49-year-old woman who's been missing from her home in Leeds since Sunday

have found a body.

Angela Wilson was last seen at about 10:30 on 3 May in Avenue Crescent, Harehills.

The body of an adult woman was found by officers in Gledhow this morning. The body has yet to be formally identified but Mrs Wilson's family have been informed, say police.

Family 'devastated' over stab death

The family of a 27-year-old man who has died after being stabbed yesterday near the Butterbowl pub in Farnley, Leeds,

are "devastated", police say.

The victim is believed to have been stabbed during an incident involving several men at about 16:00 on Tuesday. He died at Leeds General Infirmary this morning.

Election 2015: Councils battle for votes

Len Tingle

Political editor, BBC Yorkshire

As the battle buses criss-cross West Yorkshire's closely fought parliamentary constituencies it has almost been overlooked that

128 other election battles are being fought in the same area.

Ballot box

All five of West Yorkshire's powerful district local authorities go to the polls on the same day as the general election, each with a third of their council seats up for grabs.

Local polls on the same day as a general election sometimes produce surprising results and 2010 was no exception.

Read my latest blog here to find out more.

Murder probe after stab death

Yorkshire Evening Post

A murder investigation has been launched

after a man died from stab wounds in Leeds.

Weather: Cloudy and showery afternoon

Lisa Gallagher

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will be mostly cloudy as bands of heavy showers push eastwards.

Weather forecast

These showers will gradually become less frequent with some bright spells returning later.

There'll be gusty south-west winds with a top temperature of about 12C (54F).

Can my pet vote?

Election 2015

What can and can't you do on election day?

You can't take a selfie or tweet while voting and your pet must stay outside of the polling station.

Find out more about how not to break the rules tomorrow and incur the wrath of polling station staff.

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BBC Local Live

Leeds wait on Cellino return approval

BBC Sport

Leeds United are waiting to find out

if the Football League has approved Massimo Cellino's bid to return to the club's board.

Massimo Cellino

He was banned from being involved with the Championship side until the end of the season after being found guilty of tax evasion in Italy.

Under League rules he will have to re-take the owners and directors test.

Fatal stabbing 'not random'

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old man in Farnley, Leeds, yesterday afternoon

say it "wasn't a random attack".

The stabbing, near the Butterbowl pub at about 16:00 on Tuesday, is thought to have involved several other men who were all known to each other.

Det Ch Insp Jim Dunkerley, leading the investigation, says: "I would urgently like to hear from anyone who was in the area around that time and who saw any persons or vehicles."

Danny Jones fund hits £60,000 mark

A fund set up in honour of

the late Keighley Cougars rugby player Danny Jones has already raised more than £60,000.

Tributes to Danny Jones

The 29-year-old was married with five-month-old twins, and died on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest during a game against London Skolars.

There's to be a minute's silence at rugby league games this weekend as a mark of respect.

Stab scene cordoned off

More on the murder investigation which has been launched

following the death of a man in Leeds after he was stabbed.

Police believe the 27-year-old man was attacked in an incident near the Butterbowl pub, in Butterbowl Drive, Farnley, at about 16:00 yesterday afternoon.

The scene's currently cordoned off and is undergoing "a detailed search and forensic examination", according to police.

BreakingMurder investigation launched


A murder investigation's been launched in Leeds after the fatal stabbing of a man in Farnley.

The 27-year-old victim had been brought to Leeds General Infirmary at about 16:30 yesterday and was found to be in a critical condition.

He underwent emergency surgery but was pronounced dead at about 06:00 this morning after life support was removed.

'Yorkshire would beat England'

BBC Sport

Geoffrey Boycott has claimed

Yorkshire would beat the current England team.

Alistair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook (pictured) had criticised incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves for calling the West Indies "mediocre", saying: "That's a Yorkshireman for you - they're happy to talk a good game."

Yorkshireman Boycott accused Cook of thinking he was "untouchable" and later added: "If he attacks us I care."

Two bailed over fatal 1997 fire

Two people arrested on suspicion of the murder of seven-year-old Joe McCafferty in a house fire in Huddersfield nearly 20 years ago

have been released on bail.

Joe died following an arson attack on his aunt's house in Haywood Avenue, Marsh, on 3 May 1997.

Det Ch Insp Elizabeth Bolton says: "We still need people to come forward. Joe's family have suffered with the consequences of his death for the last 18 years and we want to solve this case and get them the closure they need."

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Delays continue on M62

BBC Travel

One lane remains closed on the M62 westbound between J30, A642 (Rothwell) and J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of an accident involving a lorry, two vans and two cars.

Drivers in the area are being warned to expect some delays.