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Summary

  1. Seven arrested after man killed and three injured in Bradford stabbing
  2. Leeds fighter Nicola Adams secures GB's first boxing place at Rio Olympics
  3. Football 'has a lot of dinosaurs' says ex-Leeds United employee Lucy Ward
  4. Updates on Friday 15 April 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Our live coverage for the day

Well, that's it from the live news feed for Leeds and West Yorkshire for today and the entire week!

It's certainly been a busy one, thanks for being with us. We return on Monday at 08:00, be sure to check back with us then.

I leave you with this brilliant photo by @johnbolloten who took this picture in Bradford. I though it would be fitting since it's Record Store Day tomorrow.. Have a great weekend!

Man holding elvis record
John Bolloten

Record Store Day 2016: What and where to spend your hard-earned cash on in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Post

It's is that time of year once again when music fans across Yorkshire - and, indeed, the whole of the UK - get themselves out of bed perhaps a bit earlier than they normally would on a Saturday morning to go and queue up in all kinds of weather to get their hands on a rare piece of musical magic.

Crash records
Bruce Rollinson

Concern growing for missing 80-year-old from Leeds

Police are trying to trace Michael Henry who has been reported missing from Leeds.

Mr Henry, 80, was last seen at his home in Potternewton Crescent, Leeds at about 12:00 today.

Michael Henry
West Yorkshire Police

He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall and slim wearing a charcoal suit jacket which has a herringbone weave to it. 

He was also wearing a dark V-neck jumper, blue checked shirt, navy blue trousers and black slip-on shoes. 

Mr Henry has a distinctive and strong Irish accent and is known as Mick.

Det Insp Andy Greatorex at the Leeds District Hub, said: "We are very concerned for the well being of Mr Henry, who is vulnerable, and would like to speak to anyone who has seen or has information about him.

"A number of enquiries are under way to try and locate him, and anyone who has information should contact the Leeds Hub on 101 referencing police log number 756 of today."

Weather: Cold and wet evening ahead

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Cloudy with rain spreading south and continuing overnight, some heavy spells and the rain will turn to snow in places. Northerly winds freshening with lows of 1C (34F). Frost is likely too.

Weather
BBC

Tomorrow, it'll be a cold day, with outbreaks of showery rain and snow will slowly clear to the north sea. Brightening up from the west with sunny spells but also a few showers, wintry over the hills. Brisk northerly winds will ease later.    

Travel update: Rush-hour busy but moving

BBC Travel

Another quick look at the travel situation reveals that all still looks OK, still busy but nothing that you probably wouldn't see normally. Let's hope it stays that way!

The grey boxes mean normal heavy traffic, the orange ones mean things like broken traffic lights and the red ones mean closures of some kind. 

For the latest, you can click here.

Travel
Google

Liver transplant cancellations: Leeds NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust statement

More on the liver transplants that have been cancelled in Leeds hospitals.

Suzanne Hinchliffe is deputy chief executive and chief nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, the trust which runs the LGI and Jimmy's.

She gave this reaction...  

In two instances we have had to tell patients brought into the hospital expecting a liver transplant that their procedure could not take place because of a lack of an intensive care bed. We sincerely regret this was necessary but it was the right thing to do in the interests of patient safety.

Suzanne HinchliffeLeeds Teaching Hospitals

She went on to say...

The picture has been similar across the region and at times this has resulted in limited availability of critical care beds across West Yorkshire. Hospitals across the country have been struggling to recruit sufficient qualified nurses in critical care."

Suzanne HinchliffeLeeds Teaching Hospitals

Liver transplants cancelled in Leeds because of lack of staff

Liver transplants have been cancelled at Leeds General Infirmary and the city's St James's Hospital because of a shortage of critical care nurses.

LGI
Google

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has confirmed it cancelled operations and refused organs owing to a shortage of staff for high dependency and intensive care beds. 

It also said that caps, imposed by the Department of Health, on how much NHS trusts can spend on agency staff was having an affect. In fact they said that they continued to breach the cap in order to keep safe staffing levels. 

Jimmy's hospital
Google

The news came to light after the Health Service Journal (HSJ) was given access to leaked documents and emails. 

Events in Leeds could cause congestion this evening

Just a little heads up if you're travelling into town tonight...

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Warning over children sledging down the Butterley Reservoir construction site

A few months ago we told you about the work to modernise the Butterley Reservoir's stone spillway

The idea was to cover the Victorian stone with concrete so that it can deal with more water - it's been a very controversial scheme.

Butterley Resevoir
Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water have issued a warning to children who have been playing on the construction site. 

On West Yorkshire Police's Kirklees Rural Facebook page, they've issued a statement from Yorkshire Water that reads: "A group of children were also caught sledging down the reservoir embankment, and one of the group came into the working area and climbed onto a 13-tonne excavating machine."

Latest headlines: Man dead after stabbing in Bradford and café culture to come to Leeds

Here are the latest headlines this afternoon in West Yorkshire:

Travel update: Looking good on public transport for the Friday rush hour

BBC Travel

And it's not too bad on the buses ("I'll get you Butler" - one for the kids there) either. 

This is the only report of problems I can find on the Metro Twitter feed...

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Travel update: Your heads up for the commute home

BBC Travel

Just had a quick look at our travel info, all looking good for the Friday commute so far.

They grey boxes mean normal heavy traffic, the orange ones mean things like broken traffic lights and the red ones mean closures of some kind. 

For the latest, you can click here.

Roads
Google

'I always have to give everything': Nicola Adams on Rio qualification

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Britain's Olympic champion Nicola Adams, from Leeds, says she always has to give 110% in her matches, after she defeats Norway's Marielle Hansen in the European qualifying trials.

The win has earned her a spot at this summer's Games in Rio.  

Weather: Wet weather on the way... but will it snow?

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Some of the councils are saying that they're sending out the gritters, but how much will it snow, if at all?

Check out my video below for the latest weather picture - from behind the scenes!

Snow? This weekend? Are they serious?

Two West Yorkshire councils have taken to social media this afternoon to tell us they'll be out gritting tonight and tomorrow.

There’s a small chance of some April (snow) showers in Leeds tonight, so our #gritting teams are on standby just in case.

It’s cold out there –we will grit at 8pm, monitor overnight and we’ll be doing another full grit of all priority routes at 5am. Stay safe.

Local elections 2016: Kirklees debate

Larry Budd

Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

There are now just three weeks to go until you get your say on who will make the decisions in local government.

The local elections take place on 5 May, but what are the issues that are affecting your area?

BBC Radio Leeds has been running a series of debates from the five councils in West Yorkshire, today's turn was Kirklees. 

Click on the video to find out what the hot topics were.

Witnesses asked to come forward after fatal crash in Elland

People who may have witnessed a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist in Elland on Wednesday have been asked to contact the police.

The incident happened on Lowfields Way at about 17:00 and a 46-year-old Bradford man suffered fatal head injuries and died at the scene.

We would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision or who saw the bike, registration T905 WGH, being ridden on Lowfields Way in Elland"

Sgt Ann DruryWest Yorkshire Police

In pictures: Fire on Knaresborough viaduct

More on the fire that broke out on a train as it crossed an 80 ft (24 m) high viaduct near Knaresborough last night.

This is the only picture we know of which shows the fire. It was taken by Jenny Rowbury.

Knaresborough fire
Jenny Rowbury

Travel update: M1 southbound J41 - lane closed

BBC Travel

More bother on our roads I'm afraid, this time on the M1 where it's busier than usual because of a broken-down vehicle

There's one lane closed southbound between J41 (A650 Carrgate) and J40 (A638 Ossett).  

Rio 2016: Nicola Adams getting in the Olympic mood

From the Bake Off tent to Buckingham Palace

Nadiya Hussain, the winner of last year's Great British Bake Off, is to make the Queen's 90th birthday cake.

Nadiya Hussain
Getty Images

The former Leeds resident will be serving up an orange drizzle cake with orange curd and orange butter cream.

Her creation will be delivered to the Queen personally next Thursday on Her Majesty's 90th birthday at Windsor Castle's Guildhall.   

Latest headlines: Murder inquiry after man dies following Bradford stabbing and priest refuses to perform same-sex marriages

The latest headlines in West Yorkshire include:

Cycling: Sir Bradley Wiggins to ride in Tour de Yorkshire

BBC Sport

Sir Bradley Wiggins will take time out from his Olympic track preparations to ride in the Tour de Yorkshire.  

He will ride for Team Wiggins in the race, which runs from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May.

Bradley Wiggins
EPA

Bradford stabbing: Murder investigation latest

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man died following a disturbance in Bradford last night.

Officers were called to Cecil Avenue at 22:18 following reports of a fight between a group of people with weapons.

When police arrived three men, aged 27, 32 and 35, were found to have suffered stab wounds.

They were taken to hospital, where the 35-year-old man died a short time later.

The scene of stabbing in Bradford
BBC

The 32-year-old man remains in hospital in a stable condition, while the 27-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman have now been released after receiving treatment.

Seven men aged between 19 and 38 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Mark Swift said: "We believe this to be an isolated incident and possibly linked to a family dispute."

Nicola Adams through to Rio 2016 Olympics: Your reaction

Olympic champion Nicola Adams, from Leeds, has secured Britain's first boxing place at this summer's Rio Games with a semi-final win at the European qualifying event.  

The 33-year-old became the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title when she won gold at the 2012 Games in London.  

Here's some of the reaction on Twtitter

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Boxing: Nicola Adams through to Rio

Leeds boxer Nicola Adams has just qualified for the Rio Olympics. She beat Marielle Hansen from Norway in a unanimous points decision.

We'll bring you reaction as we get it.

Nicola Adams
BBC

Traffic update: Problems on the M62 and A1

BBC Travel

Sorry to report that we've got two lanes closed on the M62 westbound between J30 (A642 Rothwell) and J29 (M1 Lofthouse) because of an accident. Traffic's pretty bad in that area.

There's also been an accident on the A1 southbound, which is now clear but still causing delays. That's happened at  J42 (A63 Selby fork).

Huddersfield man kicked by gang in 'unprovoked' mugging

An appeal for fresh information has been launched after an attack on a man in Huddersfield last weekend.

The man was walking home from Huddersfield town centre along Park Drive South, when he was approached by four male suspects.

They kicked him and demanded his wallet and back pack, which he handed over. 

This was an unprovoked attack on this man by four men who were clearly attacking as a group. Thankfully on this occasion, the victim received only minor injuries."

Det Const Shaun TophamWest Yorkshire Police

Blaze breaks out in train on Knaresborough viaduct

A fire has broken out on a train as it crossed an 80ft (24m) high viaduct in Knaresborough.

Firefighters said the train was "well alight" when crews arrived at the bridge, just after 23:00 last night.

Train fire
Geograph / Chris Heaton

Leeds boxing champion weighs in this lunchtime

Sounds like a nice way to spend your lunch! Josh is, of course, defending his WBC International Featherweight title against Hisashi Amagasa tomorrow night at the Arena.

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West Yorkshire in pictures: Bramham Horse Trials get ready for the weekend

Just spotted this on Instagram from the people at the Bramham Horse Trials, possibly the oddest thing you'll see all day...

Anyway, we like the sentiment, the weekend's just around the corner!

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Bradford stabbing: Forensic teams on the scene

Here's the latest picture from the scene of the stabbing in Bradford, in which one man has died. Forensic teams are now on site and conducting enquiries.

Great horton stabbing
BBC

Leeds United: Cellino issues statement over "football is no place for women" comments

The owner of Leeds United, Massimo Cellino, has issued a statement denying he made sexist remarks about women in football. 

His comments come after the club lost a sex discrimination tribunal, involving the club's former education officer, during which it was stated that Cellino said "football is no place for women, they should be in the bedroom or beauticians".

Cellino
Getty Images

The Leeds owner, who did not testify and was not present at the tribunal, has said in a statement that he is horrified by such remarks and this does not represent his views on women in football. 

Cellino points to the fact that he has owned two female football teams in America, and that females make up the majority of Leeds' long-serving senior management staff.

Bradford stabbing: Latest from the scene

Listen: The priest who'd rather go to prison than perform a same-sex marriage ceremony

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

A Wetherby priest says he's so passionate about marriage only being between a man and a woman he'd be willing to go to jail if the law changed compelling him to marry same-sex couples. 

Father Ian Walton has already refused to wed half a dozen couples in his parish.

Leeds gets a bit continental... but only for six months

When you're on holiday somewhere like Paris or Rome, experiencing the whole cafe culture thing is pretty nice isn't it? 

Well a bit of that could be coming to Leeds, the city council have decided they want to trial something similar on Greek Street.

The road is full of bars and restaurants and, on a six-month trial, will be closed on a part-time basis every Thursday to Sunday, from Thursday 28 April and ending on Sunday 30 October.

Greek Street
John Seb Barber

Bradford stabbing: Latest pictures from the scene

Bradford stabbing
BBC
Bradford stabbing
BBC
Bradford stabbing
BBC