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  1. Updates on Friday 15 May 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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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 on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Rain before dawn

Clare Nasir

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Looking ahead there will be a little rain and hill fog overnight, which will dry up towards dawn making way for a fresh day with bright and sunny spells.


Top temperature will be 13C (55F).

Free cycle training

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority

tweets: Free cycle training for adults starts in Wakefield, 10:00 tomorrow.
Details here.


Dolan to leave Bantams

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

Bradford City have confirmed midfielder Matty Dolan will leave the club as his contract isn't being extended.

Matty Dolan
Getty Images

After signing a one-year deal last summer, his current deal with the Bantams will expire at the end of next month.

Coming up on Look North

Nicola Rees

Journalist, BBC Look North

Join me and Phil Bodmer at

18:30 for BBC Look North as investigations continue after a train hit a tractor on the Leeds to York railway line in North Yorkshire yesterday and we'll also be looking ahead to the big
Challenge Cup ties this weekend.

Salts Mill art

Cathy Killick

BBC Look North

Artists are hard at work at

Salts Mill in Saltaire.

Salts Mill

If you are wondering what they are up to then find out more on

BBC Look North at 18.30.

Curry festival postponed

Telegraph & Argus

Bradford's annual World Curry Festival has been

postponed because of "unforeseen" circumstances, its organisers have said.

World Curry Festival 2014
Telegraph & Argus

The three-day celebration of all things spicy had been due to take place in Bradford's City Park from June 5 to 7, and posters had already been put up across the city.

Missing man appeal

Wakefield Express

Police are appealing for help to trace a 54-year-old man

reported missing from the Clayton West area of Huddersfield.

Richard Ellis was last seen at his home at 08.20 on Wednesday morning.

Latest updates

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

Mary vs Yvette

Wakefield Express

Yvette Cooper and Mary Creagh are to go

head-to-head in the Labour leadership race.

Mary Creagh (l) and Yvette Cooper (r)
Wakefield express

Ms Creagh has vowed to "earn back the trust of voters" and Ms Cooper says she will be a "strong leader who represents Labour values".

Danny Jones fund

Bradford Bulls

tweet: With your support we have managed raise almost £3,000 for the Danny Jones Fund.
Full details here.

Danny Jones
Bradford Bulls

Historic film

Huddersfield Examiner

Historic film of Holmfirth is to have its

first screening in over a century at the Picturedrome cinema.

Historic film footage
Huddersfield Examiner

A can of old film discovered recently in the store of the Helen J Bray Studio, the professional photographers in the town, turned out to include a unique 35mm film of the town.

Latest updates

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

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

Wonderland in Bradford

Bradford City of Film

tweets: Tomorrow at
City Park. 12-4 join us in the sunshine for free screening of Alice in Wonderland + mad hatters tea party.

Alice in Wonderland

Latest updates

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

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

Light still out

BBC Travel

There is still disruption after the traffic lights on Church Lane in Leeds at the junction with Green Road failed earlier today.

The latest advice to motorists is to approach with care.

Church payout for abuse

Yorkshire Evening Post

Victim wins

six-figure payout from Church of England over abuse by paedophile Leeds priest.

Terence Reginald King, who was vicar at St Mary The Virgin Church in Dewsbury Road, Woodkirk, Leeds, for 22 years, hanged himself in 2002 while he was being investigated by West Yorkshire Police over a string of child sex abuse allegations.

Barrister jailed for sex assault

Oliver Wright

BBC Local Live

A barrister from Bradford who went on the run after sexually assaulting a teenage girl

has been jailed for four years.

Desmond Rosario, 46, attacked the 15-year-old at a property in Sheffield in October 2013.

He was eventually found after an appeal on the

BBC's Crimewatch programme.

Palace visit for chef

Huddersfield Examiner

Top chef Barrington Douglas, who runs the Discovery Bay Caribbean restaurant in Huddersfield,

swapped pork pies for cucumber sandwiches when he had tea with The Queen.

Buckingham Palace garden party treats
Huddersfield Examiner

Chef turned entrepreneur Barrington spent an afternoon at Buckingham Palace brushing shoulders with royalty.

Hazy sunshine

Clare Nasir

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be a fine afternoon with some

hazy sunshine and gentle winds.

Clare Nasir

It should feel warm and pleasant with highs of 16C (61F).

Challenge Cup commentary

James Deighton

Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

We've got full commentary of

Dewsbury Rams Challenge Cup tie against Warrington tonight on
BBC Radio Leeds.

Challenge Cup commentary poster

Join the team from 19:00 tonight on all frequencies.

Huge 'respect'

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

The MP for Wakefield, who's one of four others to declare their candidacy for the Labour leadership, has said she has huge respect for Chuka Umunna.


withdrew from the contest earlier today.

Chuka Umunna

Mary Creagh said: "I can only conclude that he's come to this decision after a lot of soul searching, and it takes courage to stand for the leadership, it also takes a great deal of courage to withdraw from the leadership."

You can follow reaction to Mr Umunna's decision


On the agenda

Louise Martin

Politics Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

On the Agenda this month I'll be looking at what the General Election results mean for us here in West Yorkshire.

Join me on

BBC Radio Leeds from 14:00.

Shocking 'shooting'

Yorkshire Post

A two-year-old girl was

shot in the head by a sniper with an air gun as she walked with her family in a Bradford street.

Noorsadia Akhter
Yorkshire Post

Noorsadia Akhter was left with a pellet embedded in her forehead after being shot by while she was in her pushchair.

Labour leadership latest

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

Two Labour MPs in West Yorkshire,

Mary Creagh and Yvette Cooper, might have seen their chances of winning their party's leadership increase.

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has

withdrawn from the contest.

Conscientious objectors

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

The records of more than 16,000 conscientious objectors who refused to fight in World War One

will be added to an online database of those who served in the conflict.

A crowd of conscientious objectors to military service during World War I at a special prison camp
Hulton - Archive

The names of the objectors were collated by Cyril Pearce, a former lecturer at the University of Leeds, over the course of 20 years.

If you want to find out more information about the subject then Calderdale's conscientious objectors will be discussed in a

talk at Halifax's Central Library on Tuesday by local historian John Rhodes.

Treat for bookworms!

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live


Bradford Literature Festival gets under way today.

Author Sophie Hannah is one of the big names taking part in a variety of events across the city.

Brontë sisters

One highlight is the Brontë Heritage Tour, which will take people to places in Yorkshire connected with the famous family, ending at the Parsonage in Haworth.

Latest headlines

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

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

Police warn over airgun use

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

West Yorkshire Police have issued a warning over the use of airguns following claims that a little girl was shot in the head with one in Bradford.

It's being

reported today that a two-year-old was left with a pellet embedded in her forehead after the incident.

Officers are stressing that airguns are not toys and that using the weapons in a public place is illegal.

Aidy White thanks fans

Leeds United FC

tweets: Aidy White thanks fans for their support - "It's been an honour and a privilege".
More here.

Aidy White

M62 delays update

BBC Travel

An earlier accident is still causing problems on the

M62 westbound in West Yorkshire. One lane is blocked on the entry slip road at junction 26, M606 (Chain Bar).

Pregnant woman attacked in burglary

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

West Yorkshire Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to identify after a pregnant woman was attacked by a burglar in her home in Leeds on 5 May.

The burglar forced his way out of the house in Harehills after the woman, 24, confronted him. He hit the woman, who is 22-weeks pregnant, in the stomach with a games console he was carrying.

efit image

The man was described as mixed race, aged 24 to 25, about 5ft 4in tall, slim build, with black hair in a short afro style.