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  1. Updates on Monday 11 May 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

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

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

Coming up on BBC One

Phil Bodmer

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Amy Garcia at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we report live from Valley Parade on the 30th anniversary of the Bradford fire disaster.

Floral tributes

Today the city remembered those who lost their lives in what is football's worst fire tragedy.

We'll be talking to some of the survivors and witnesses, and looking at the legacy of the disaster to find out what's changed in these last 30 years.

A cloudy and mostly dry night

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will be mostly dry with variable amounts of cloud and a minimum temperature of about 8C (46F).

Weather forecast

Tuesday will be bright and breezy with variable amounts of cloud and a scattering of showers.

The top temperature will be about 15C (59F).

MP 'just amazed' to be at Parliament

Andrea Jenkyns, the Conservative MP

who won the Morley and Outwood seat from Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls, says she's "excited" to have arrived at Westminster today.

Andrew Jenkyns

She's told the BBC she's "over the moon" to be at the Houses of Parliament, and is now "trying to figure out" how to work her new tablet computer which is being issued to all new MPs.

"I don't think it's fully sunk in yet. All weekend I was pinching myself, thinking I can't believe this is happening. I'm just amazed," she says.

City's dignity on fire anniversary

Daragh Corcoran

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

At this morning's

service to mark the 30th anniversary of the the Bradford City fire disaster, it was clear people in the community had stuck together and worked through the pain in a very dignified way.

Floral tributes

Today, they were once again at the modest city centre memorial with heads bowed, some looking stoically ahead. Many wore a commemorative hoody in the claret and amber of the club and bearing the words Always Remembered.

The Bishop of Bradford seemed to go to the heart of the matter when he said how the city responded to the tragedy and told the world "lessons have been learned, but they need to go on being learned" to avoid a similar disaster happening again.

Appeal after train passengers attacked

Two men (pictured) are being sought by police after three men, including a father and son,

were assaulted on a train between Skipton and Bradford Forster Square last month.

CCTV images
British Transport Police

The incident happened at about 21:15 on Saturday 4 April as the train made its way to Crossflatts station. The father and son, aged 51 and 20, were attacked after asking a group of men, who were being noisy, to quieten down.

A passenger who intervened was himself assaulted. The attackers got off the train at Crossflatts. Anyone with information is being asked to contact British Transport Police.

City's 'trouble spots' revealed

Telegraph & Argus

Bosses of Bradford bars say they are working with the authorities to cut down on drunken anti-social behaviour,

after new figures revealed hotspots for offences.

Latest headlines

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Today's top stories on BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire are:

Football fan's death at riot marked

The father of a teenage fan fatally injured 30 years ago during fighting between Birmingham City and Leeds United fans

has said safety at grounds has come "a very long way" since then.

Rioting at football match

A wall collapsed on to Ian Hambridge, a 15-year-old Leeds fan, during the trouble at St Andrews on 11 May 1985.

His death was overshadowed by

the Bradford City fire on the same day.

Latest headlines

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Cook signs new Leeds deal

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

Leeds United have confirmed that midfielder Lewis Cook has agreed a new two-year deal at Elland Road.

The 18-year-old Academy graduate, who had a year remaining on his deal, has extended his stay until at least summer 2017.

In a statement,

club chairman Massimo Cellino says Cook was "one of the most exciting players last season".

Council to get new leader

A new leader of Leeds City Council will be elected this evening.

Councillor Keith Wakefield
Leeds City Council
Keith Wakefield is stepping down at the leader of the Labour group on Leeds City Council

Current Labour leader Keith Wakefield (pictured)

announced last month that he was stepping down.

Labour councillors will vote later today to see who becomes the next leader of the authority.

Yorkshire v Hampshire

BBC Sport

Yorkshire's latest County Championship match is finely poised after the reigning champions were bowled out this morning.

Bresnan in action

The home side were all out for 370 before Tim Bresnan took an early wicket to leave Hampshire on 21 for 1 at lunch.

Get all the latest from Headingley with our

scorecard and
listen to live commentary here.

West Yorks MPs in shadow cabinet

Leeds MP Hilary Benn has been appointed as shadow foreign secretary as part of Labour's new shadow cabinet.

Hilary Benn

Meanwhile, Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper remains in charge of her home affairs brief, and Wakefield's Mary Creagh stays at International Development.

Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett has been made Minister without Portfolio and Deputy Chairman of the party, while former Shipley MP Chris Leslie assumes the role of shadow chancellor.

Happy Valley in Bafta win

Dark BBC One drama Happy Valley, which is set in the Calder Valley,

won the Top Drama Series award at this year's Baftas.

Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley

Written and partly directed by Sally Wainwright, it stars Sarah Lancashire (pictured) as police sergeant Catherine Cawood, who stumbles on a kidnap plot as she pursues a man she holds responsible for her daughter's rape and suicide.

The drama, filmed in and around Hebden Bridge, will return for a new series later this year.

Thousands honour Danny Jones

Keighley News

Thousands of rugby league fans gathered at Keighley's Cougar Park

to pay their respects to Danny Jones who died last week from a heart attack at the age of 29.

Cougars fans pay tribute
Keighley News

A fine afternoon

Lisa Gallagher

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be a dry and fine afternoon with plenty of sunshine.

Weather forecast

There will be some gusty southwest wind at times, though.

The top temperature will be about 19C (66F).

'Difficult day' for Bradford

James Mason, chief operating officer of Bradford City FC, says today is a "difficult day" for the club and the city

on the 30th anniversary of the Valley Parade fire which claimed 56 lives.

James Mason

"The victims will never be forgotten in Bradford or further afield," says Mr Mason (pictured).

"We've had messages of condolence from across the world and the victims should not be forgotten."

Bradford fire experience 'horrendous'

Peter Jackson, who was the captain of Bradford City on the day of

the fire tragedy at Valley Parade exactly 30 years ago today in which 56 people died, said the experience was "horrendous".

Peter Jackson

He said it came on a day which should have seen celebrations as the club marked its return to the second tier of English football for the first time in decades.

"I just remember feeling so excited with such a big crowd and it ended in such a disaster," he said.

'City still stands together'

There's been a lot of response on social media to the service in Bradford to mark the 30th anniversary of the Valley Parade disaster.

Floral tributes

Reece Harrison

tweets: Just attended the memorial services in Bradford for the fire, 30 years has passed and the city still stands together

Matthew Metcalfe

tweets: Always a sad date but more poignant today, 30 years on. Forget irrelevant worries today - remember the 56

Unofficially BCAFC

tweets: 30 years ago joy turned to horror. Remembering the 56 we lost, and those who were there who have been suffering since

Tears as city remembers fire victims

Dave Fletcher

Bradford City commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Today's ceremony in Centenary Square

marking the 30th anniversary of the Bradford fire really brought people together.


They came to commemorate the tragedy 30 years on in what may have been the biggest gathering of people involved since the day of the disaster at Valley Parade.

There were one or two tears among the vast crowd. It really got the emotions.

Hundreds attend fire service

Members of Bradford City's squad, wearing their team tracksuits, were among the hundreds of people in Centenary Square for the service.


Bishop gives final blessing

The Bishop of Bradford, the Right Reverend Toby Howarth, gives a final blessing to the victims of the Bradford City fire and to those left behind. He also blesses the cities of Bradford and Lincoln.

Service draws to a close

The City of Bradford Brass Band is now accompanying the singing of Abide With Me, as the ceremony in Centenary Square draws to a close.


Wreaths and floral tributes have been laid at the memorial in the square in remembrance of those who died.

Fire service marks tragic anniversary

Fire engines are also parked on Centenary Square for the Bradford City Fire disaster 30th anniversary service.

A garland of flowers has also been placed on the Memorial Bell at the top of the civic staircase in City Hall.

The bell was donated to the city by the fire service as it came from the first fire engine to arrive on the scene at Valley Parade on 11 May 1985.

City's silence for fire victims

Workers on building sites around Centenary Square stopped work while the names of the 56 victims of the Bradford City fire were read out.

Wreaths laid at memorial service

Flags fly at half mast as the Lord Mayor of Bradford now leads a wreath-laying ceremony.

Flags at half mast

He places a tribute on behalf of the city and the district. Wreaths laid by the Mayor and Sheriff of Lincoln and the Oberburgermeister of Hamm follow.

Bereaved families will also lay their tributes along with a Bradford City AFC representative and officers from the emergency services.

'You'll Never Walk Alone'

After the minute's silence, the City of Bradford Brass Band and Opera North soprano Victoria Sharp are now performing You'll Never Walk Alone.

Bells toll as victims' names read out

The names of the 56 people who died in the Bradford City fire are now being read out at the service in Centenary Square.

The bells of City Hall are tolling once for each person who lost their life.

Reading out the names are John Helm, who commentated on the match, Shaun Harvey, the chief executive of the FA, Phil Parkinson, manager of Bradford City and Stephen Darby, Bradford City captain.

Prayers said for fire victims

These are the prayers being said at the service to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster.


'We do not walk alone'

Speaking at

the service marking the 30th anniversary of the Bradford fire tragedy, the Right Reverend Doctor Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford, praises the city's "ability to handle pain, to pick itself up and go on with dignity and humour".

Bishop of Bradford

He adds: "We do not walk alone."

Prayers now follow, remembering all those who died in the fire tragedy on 11 May 1985.

'The pain doesn't go away'

At the ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City fire, The Right Reverend Doctor Toby Haworth, Bishop of Bradford, says: "That day turned into an appalling tragedy in which 56 lost their lives, 265 were injured, and left many, many more lives with enormous pain."

That pain, he says, does not go away: "The number of people here 30 years on speaks for itself."