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  1. Updates on Tuesday 29 March 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

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

Rest assured we'll return tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00.

If you spot anything you think we should be talking about before then, why not send us an email.

West Yorkshire's weather: A cold night and drier day tomorrow

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

We can expect showers or longer spells of rain this evening. Then, aside from the odd shower for the hills, dry overnight with clear spells.

Light winds allowing some fog patches to develop and a touch of frost. A minimum temperature of about 2C (36F).


Tomorrow will kick off with a chilly start then sunny spells and showers. The showers will be less frequent than today with a top temperature of about 10C (50 F).

Leeds Rhinos: Rob Burrow admits team 'haven't been good enough'

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Leeds Rhinos half-back Rob Burrow says the team must improve after suffering their sixth defeat of the season. 

Rob Burrow

We haven't been good enough and we haven't played well and we have to take it on the chin and deal with it. The mood is good in training despite the poor form and we have to look to ourselves to get out of this."

Rob BurrowLeeds Rhinos

Pictures from CH Wood Collection of Bradford on show in City Park

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A new set of historical images from Bradford’s photographic archive is being shown on the big screen in City Park as part of a slideshow called On The Move.  

Old Picture of Westbury's Tyre House
Telegraph and Argus

Latest headlines: Leeds man believed to be among hijack hostages and Bradford man appears in court over shopkeeper murder

Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this evening:

Abuse inquiry 'irreparably ruined my life'

A former MP from Pontefract, cleared of being part of an alleged VIP Westminster paedophile ring, has said the Metropolitan Police's inquiry "irreparably ruined my life".

Harvey Proctor

Harvey Proctor, 69, had his home raided and was questioned as part of Operation Midland, which closed last week with no charges brought.

He said the Met had enabled him to be "wrongly depicted as a paedophile, child abuser and child murderer".

The Met has said it was "absolutely right" to investigate the claims.

EgyptAir hijack: Leeds man thought to be among released hostages

It's believed a Leeds man was one of the hostages aboard an EgyptAir flight which was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus earlier today.

The flight was taken over by a passenger claiming to be wearing a suicide explosive belt. He has now surrendered and all hostages have been released.

Getty Images

The hijacker's motives remain unclear but the Cypriot president said the incident was not terrorism-related.  

We'll bring you more on this as and when we get it.

Vigil due to be held in Bradford for global victims of violence

Glasgow shopkeeper death: Bradford man in court charged with murder

A man from Bradford has appeared in court charged with the murder of a shopkeeper in the south side of Glasgow

Glasgow shopkeeper

Tanveer Ahmed, 32, is accused of killing 40-year-old Asad Shah (pictured) outside his shop in the city's Shawlands area on Thursday.

Police had described the incident as a religiously prejudiced attack. At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Mr Ahmed made no plea and was remanded in custody.

Watch: Players 'right to enter the stands' during match brawl

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Salford players were right to enter the stands as fighting broke out after their match with Huddersfield, says Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary.  

It comes after the Red Devils apologised for the behaviour of some of their fans after the end of Monday's 26-24 win at Huddersfield Giants.

Free parking perk for 'green' cars in Leeds

It's been announced this morning that, from today, if you own a "green-fuelled" car, you'll be able to park for free in Leeds.

Parking in Leeds
Andrew Curtis

The idea is that you can apply for a permit from the council, and you'll be entitled to 12 months of free parking.

In order to get one, you'll need to have splashed out on an electric powered or hybrid vehicle that runs on electricity and diesel or petrol.

Fewer people sleeping on Leeds' streets

There's been a fall in the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Leeds. 


Following late-night sweeps of the city, government figures show Leeds is bucking the national trend, with many other cities showing an increase. 

Leeds has a rate of 0.04 rough sleepers per 1,000 households, compared with 0.05 in Bristol and 0.33 in Manchester.   

Latest headlines: Officers pledge to continue work on gun crime with the young and meeting take places over media museum's future

The latest headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon include:

  • New figures show that 45 children in West Yorkshire were arrested for firearms offences last year. Police officers say they'll continue their work to educate young people
  • The future of Bradford's National Media Museum is being discussed by councillors and its bosses this afternoon
  • There's been a fall in the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Leeds

Weather: Showers becoming more persistent

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Towards the end of this afternoon, we'll see cloud increasing from the south-west, which will bring more persistent rain. Maximum temperature of 10C (50F) with a moderate to fresh south-west wind. 


We can expect a more settled evening, keep an eye out for the latest evening forecast later on.

Listen: Huddersfield brewery up for BBC award

Johnathan I'Anson

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A West Yorkshire brewery has been nominated for a BBC Food and Farming Award. 

Did you know that, according to the Campaign for Real Ale, we have 60 breweries in West Yorkshire?That's even more than London's paltry 54!

BBC Radio Leeds spent hours persuading me to go to the Magic Rock Brewery in Huddersfield, which has been nominated:

Giants 'will co-operate fully' with inquiry into disturbance at Salford match

Huddersfield Giants say they'll  "co-operate fully" with any investigation into an incident involving Salford Red Devils players and fans after yesterday's win against the Giants.

In a statement issued today, the Giants say: "At 16:38, a flare was ignited by a Salford fan in the away stand. Neither the fan who ignited it, nor the fan who subsequently threw it towards the playing surface, were identified. The flare was removed from the playing surface by stewards.

"Two Salford fans were then ejected from the playing surface and pitchside at the end of the game for pitch encroachment. Following this an incident occurred in the away stand."

The club will make no further comment on the incident at this stage, the statement concludes.

West Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells ahead, but rain coming too

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will see sunny spells and scattered showers, some of the showers are likely to be heavy with the risk of hail and also wintry over the hills. However, some areas will stay dry. 

Towards the end of the afternoon, cloud will increase from the southwest with more persistent rain pushing in.

The top temperature will be about 10C (50F) with a moderate to fresh southwest wind.

Weather forecast

Latest headlines: Meeting due to be held over future of National Media Museum and three found dead in Leeds house 'died due to fire'

The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

  • A meeting will take place in Bradford later between National Media Museum bosses and councillors to discuss the future of the visitor attraction
  • Post-mortem examinations find that three people who were found dead in a house in Leeds at the weekend died because of a fire
  • Huddersfield Giants say they'll "co-operate fully" with any investigation into incident involving Salford players and fans at yesterday's match against the Giants

Forty five children arrested over gun crime last year in West Yorkshire

New figures show 45 children were arrested in West Yorkshire last year for offences related to gun crime, with 15 of them later being charged.


Nationally the figures, compiled by the Press Association, show that more than 1,500 children have been detained on suspicion of committing gun crime since 2013 in the UK.

That's according to statistics from 29 of England's 45 police forces, which also show that some of those detained were as young as 10.

FA Cup given top Antiques Roadshow value of more than £1m

The longest-serving FA Cup trophy, which was made in Bradford, has been valued at more than £1m on the Antiques Roadshow, making it the BBC show's most valuable item.  

FA cup

The cup was presented to winning teams from 1911 until it was replaced in 1992 by a new trophy of the same design.  

It was made by Bradford firm Fattorini and Sons and - by coincidence - the first team to be presented with it were Bradford City, who beat Newcastle United in the 1911 final, after a replay.  

Listen: Meeting on future of Bradford's National Media Museum

A meeting will take place in Bradford this afternoon between museum bosses and councillors regarding the future of the National Media Museum. 

Concerns have been raised since it was announced that thousands of historic photographs will be moved down to London.

The regeneration scrutiny meeting was organised so the council can discuss changes with its director, Jo Quinton Tulloch. She spoke to BBC Radio Leeds' Richard Stead a little earlier:

Latest headlines: Meeting to discuss future of National Media Museum and post-mortem examinations find fire killed three in Leeds

Here are West Yorkshire's latest headlines this morning: 

  • A meeting will take place in Bradford later between National Media Museum bosses and councillors regarding the future of the visitor attraction
  • Post-mortem examinations find that three people who were found dead in a house in Leeds at the weekend died because of a fire
  • A West Yorkshire brewery is representing the region as a centre for small independent beer brewing at the BBC's Food and Farming Awards

World Coal Carrying Championships held in Gawthorpe

The World Coal Carrying Championships was held in West Yorkshire at the weekend.

Competitors are expected to carry a 50kg sack of coal for about three-quarters of a mile.

The event, at Gawthorpe, near Wakefield, has been going for more than 50 years, as BBC Look North's Dave Edwards has been finding out:

Raindrops keep falling on my head...

Thanks Kay! Although it does appear that we're right in the middle of them...

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Leeds Rhinos 16-20 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Wakefield secured their second Super League win of the weekend with victory at struggling champions Leeds.

The Rhinos, following their sixth defeat in eight league games, fall behind Wakefield and down to 10th in the table.  

match stats

We've got to be as good at this end of the table as we are at the other end of the table. We've got some hard work to do and things we need to fix up. I'm confident the group will do that."

Brian McDermottLeeds Rhinos head coach

Leeds bodies find: Three appear to have died as result of a fire

Post-mortem examinations have revealed that three people who were found dead at a house in Leeds appear to have died as a result of a fire.

house fire

West Yorkshire Police say they are still treating the deaths as unexplained. 

The bodies, believed to be two women and a man, were found in the East End Park area of the city after officers were called shortly before midday on Saturday.

We are not yet in a position to formally confirm the identities of those involved but we have informed the families of the occupants of the address and are providing support at what is clearly a very difficult time for them."

Det Ch Insp Ian ScottWest Yorkshire Police

Salford sorry for behaviour of fans after fighting

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Salford Red Devils have apologised for the behaviour of some of their fans after fighting broke out in the stands at the end of Monday's 26-24 win at Huddersfield Giants.

Salford winger Justin Carney and centre Junior S'au were pictured in heated exchanges with supporters as they tried to make sure their children were safe.

It should be a good game and family sport to come to. People that are causing problems and fighting don't deserve to be involved."

Marwan KoukashSalford Red Devils owner

Latest headlines: Meeting to discuss future of Media Museum and Yorkshire has most library closures in country

The latest headlines for Leeds and West Yorkshire so far today include:

Travel update: M62 long delays at J22 westbound

BBC Travel

The first day back after the Easter holidays hasn't got off to the best of starts: we've got long delays on the M62 westbound between J22 (A672 Rishworth Moor) and J19 (A6046 Heywood), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.   

West Yorkshire's weather: Cold start, risk of showers later

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We can expect a chilly start to the day with a touch of frost in places

Bright and breezy conditions with sunny spells and scattered showers, some likely to be heavy with the risk of hail and possibly wintry over the hills. 

Maximum temperature of about 10C (50F).

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Hello and welcome to our live feed of news, sport, weather and travel for West Yorkshire on Tuesday 29 March 2016.

I'll be here until 18:00, keeping you in the loop. If you spot anything you think we need to know, why not send me us an email?