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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 26 April 2016

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By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for the day.

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

And thank you to Martin Crabtree for his picture of wintry showers in Hipperholme this afternoon.

Hipperholme showers
Martin Crabtree

If you spot something happening where you live which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with us by email.

Leeds lass scoops Best Actor at the Discover Film awards

He might have a string of credits including two Oscar nominations behind him, but screen legend John Hurt has been beaten to an industry award by an actor from Leeds.

Audience at the awards
Discover Film

Local star Kathryn Hanke was named Best Actor at the Discover Film awards for her role in a short picture called Polterheist. 

The film's set in Bradford, and is said to be about "guns, gangsters and ghosts," it sees Kathy play a psychic possessed by the ghost of a dead criminal.

West Yorkshire's weather: Heavy showers but becoming dry overnight

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Heavy showers slowly dying out, becoming dry with clear periods.

Weather graph
BBC

A minimum temperature of about 0C (32F) rurally with a risk of icy patches. Fresh northerly wind easing.

Tomorrow we'll see a cold but sunny start, skies turning partly cloudy with scattered showers breaking out, locally wintry and thundery, largely focused on more eastern areas. Maximum temperature of about 8C (46F).

Latest headlines: First ever 'all-out' doctors' strike under way in West Yorkshire and Bradford MP Naz Shah quits role over Israel post on Facebook

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this evening include:

Travel update: Debris on the M62, westbound, between J27 and J26

BBC Travel

We're hearing reports of debris on the road on the M62, westbound between, J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar). Please do approach with care.

Owain's outlook: Wintry showers expected for your evening commute

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A few wintry showers around for your evening commute, so do take care on the roads and don't forget your umbrella.

View more on twitter

Travel update: Traffic is starting to build in and around Bradford

BBC Travel

A couple of travel updates for you in the Bradford area.

Traffic is starting to build on the A650 Tong Street, outbound in Bradford, at the Knowles Lane Traffic Lights junction.

Heavy traffic on the A647 Leeds Road, outbound in Bradford, at the Thornbury Roundabout.

Traffic is heavier than usual on the A6037 Canal Road, outbound in Bradford, at the Bolton Lane junction.

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the morning to keep you moving.

Listen: Senior Bradford politician calls for Naz Shah MP suspension

Richard Beecham

Bradford Political Reporter

A senior Bradford politician has called on the Labour Party to suspend Bradford MP Naz Shah. 

The member of parliament for Bradford West stepped down earlier today as parliamentary private secretary to shadow chancellor John McDonnell after the emergence of a Facebook post she made in 2014. 

Bradford Council's Conservative group leader Simon Cooke is now pressuring the Labour Party to suspend Shah and investigate the post, in which she apparently suggested Israel should be moved to the United States.

Watch: Meet one of the 'coloured in' kittens - it's Smurf

Earlier today we brought you the news on two kittens that were "coloured in", in what an animal charity described as a "dreadful act of cruelty".

Well, charity volunteer Katie Jane Lloyd from Bradford Cat Watch Rescue has bathed the kittens in the hope the ink will gradually wash off:

Latest headlines: First ever 'all-out' doctors' strike under way in West Yorkshire and Bradford MP Naz Shah quits role over Israel post on Facebook

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this afternoon include:

Watch: Why one junior doctor is striking in West Yorkshire

Thousands of junior doctors in West Yorkshire have joined the NHS's first "all-out" strike across England. 

The two days of action follow a dispute over a new contract which the Government plans to impose by the summer despite protests from the British Medical Association. 

Doctor Daniel Pennells is a junior doctor and part of an on-going protest outside the NHS headquarters in Leeds and he told BBC Radio Leeds why he is striking.

Naz Shah MP quits role over Israel post on Facebook

A Labour MP has stepped down as an aide to the shadow chancellor over a Facebook post suggesting Israel should be moved to the United States.

Naz Shah MP
BBC

Naz Shah has apologised for sharing the graphic showing Israel's outline superimposed onto a map of the US with the comment "problem solved".

It was shared in 2014, before she became Bradford West MP.

Travel update: Slow and heavy traffic on the A638 Doncaster Road, Wakefield

BBC Travel

We're seeing very slow and heavy traffic on the A638 Doncaster Road, outbound in Wakefield, at the A61 Bridge Street junction.

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the afternoon to keep you moving.

Junior doctors strike in West Yorkshire: 'I'm incredibly disappointed' - Andrea Jenkyns MP

A West Yorkshire Conservative MP has accused junior doctors of "radical" behaviour as thousands of junior doctors have joined the NHS's first "all-out" strike across England.

Andrea Jenkyns MP
Conservative Party

All-out strike action is taking place between  0800 and 1700 today and tomorrow,

Morley and Outwood's Andrea Jenkyns says the union representing the doctors has already been given most of what they wanted by the government.

I do think it's an incredibly radical thing to do. I'm incredibly disappointed. If you look at the situation there has been over 75 meetings between the Department of Health and the BMA - the BMA has got 90% of what they asked for - it now comes down to a pay dispute."

Andrea JenkynsMP for Morely and Outwood

Punjabi megastar to perform in West Yorkshire

Richard Edwards

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A Punjabi movie megastar has announced a one-off appearance in West Yorkshire.

Diljit Dosanjh
BBC

Diljit Dosanjh, who combines his life as a film star with a career as one of the top stars in the Punjabi music industry, will play the Leeds Arena next month. 

Dosanjh has dozens of singles, albums, awards and movie credits to his name. One of his best known films is Jatt and Juliet, which saw him named best actor at the Punjabi Film Awards.

BreakingBradford MP steps down from PPS role

Ross Hawkins

Political correspondent

Bradford West MP Naz Shah has stepped down as parliamentary private secretary to shadow chancellor John McDonnell, Labour has confirmed.

Earlier today she apologised for having suggested on Facebook Israel should be moved to the US. 

Author to host Leeds literary event with a difference

An author inspired by West Yorkshire's infamous Shannon Matthews saga is hosting a literary event with a difference later today.

Wes Brown
Wes Brown

The writer's called Wes Brown, and he'll be leading a guided tour around the locations in Leeds which feature in his novel, When Lights are Bright.

The book grew out of events around the disappearance of Dewsbury schoolgirl Shannon and English Defence League protests which were happening around the same time.

The walk and talk is free and takes place this evening.

Junior doctors' strike in West Yorkshire: Your comments

The first all-out doctors' strike in the history of he NHS has begun in England with ministers admitting it's a "bleak day" for the health service.

Junior Doctors in Wakefield
BBC

But Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt again reiterated that the government would not back down and halt the imposition of the new contract.

You've been leaving your comments on the BBC Radio Leeds Facebook page.

Did you spend eight years studying and training to work shifts with no additional benefits? Mr Hunt needs to shadow a junior doctor for a week and then see how he feels about it all. The arrogance of some people is unbelievable."

Sara Skelton

What about the patients? On strike, so possibly it could lead to deaths. If someone is unhappy with the pay and conditions of their job, then they usually find another job?!"

Nigel Fox

Work in the public sector always, they have better packages ie pensions, severance pay and a golden handshake on retiring, so different to the private sector. I know they do a good job and deserve a decent pay."

Pauline Collins

What about the patients, selfish doctors?"

Mick Hanson

West Yorkshire's weather: Feeling cold with wintry showers

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Wintry showers, a mix of rain, sleet and mainly hill snow will develop this afternoon. Showers becoming widespread and often heavy with the risk of hail and thunder later on.

Weather graph
BBC

Windy and feeling cold with a maximum temperature of about 8C (46F).

Latest headlines: First ever 'all-out' doctors' strike under way in West Yorkshire and Bradford cat rescue team treat 'coloured-in' kittens

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

First ever all-out doctors' strike under way in West Yorkshire

Thousands of junior doctors in West Yorkshire have joined the NHS's first "all-out" strike across England. 

Doctor Daniel Pennells
BBC

The two days of action follow a dispute over a new contract which the Government plans to impose by the summer despite protests from the British Medical Association. 

Doctor Daniel Pennells is a junior doctor and part of an on-going protest outside the NHS headquarters in Leeds. He says the public shouldn't worry if they have to go to A&E while the strike is on.

We're only going to be walking out between 0800 and 1700 both days. During the evening and night shifts junior doctors will be there. During those nine hours, consultants, the most senior doctors in the hospital, will be covering for emergency care.. Please do not delay going to hospital, you will be seen and you will be safe."

Doctor Daniel Pennels

Leeds United: Gaetano Beradi's season could be over

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Gaetano Berardi’s season looks to be over after the defender was stretchered from the field with an ankle injury during yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Hull City.

Elland Road
BBC

Leeds United are awaiting video evidence before confirming whether they will issue a formal complaint over allegations that objects were thrown at defender Gaetano Berardi as he was stretchered off during Saturday's game at Hull City. 

The incident has been mentioned in the referee's post match report. 

Berardi had a scan on his ankle yesterday as United attempt to determine the extent of the injury.

Bradford kittens 'coloured in' using permanent markers

More now on the story that two kittens have been "coloured in", in what an animal charity described as a "dreadful act of cruelty".

Cat wash
BCWR

The four-week-old kittens, called Smurf and Shrek, are thought to have been inked by permanent marker pens.

They were brought to Bradford Cat Watch Rescue on Monday after being found by West Yorkshire Police at a property in the city.

James Lowes set for Yorkshire Carnegie return

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

The former Bradford Bulls coach James Lowes has rejoined rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie on a consultancy basis until the end of the season. 

Lowes was head coach of Carnegie in the 2013-14 season having been assistant coach the previous season.

He will assist current coach Bryan Redpath as the Championship play-offs start this weekend.

Missing woman and daughter: Leeds connection

A 34-year-old woman and her six-year-old daughter have gone missing from the Crieff area of Scotland.

Emma Malloy and her daughter Leah have not been seen since Friday
Police Scotland

Police have said they are concerned for the welfare of Emma Malloy and her daughter Leah who have not been seen since Friday.

Their disappearance is said to be out of character and is being treated as high risk.

Police have said Ms Malloy has connections to the Leeds and Hull areas as well as Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Bradford cat rescue team treat 'coloured in' kittens

Two kittens have arrived at a cat rescue centre in Bradford after being "coloured in", literally, with a marker pen.

Coloured-in kitten
BCWR

The kittens, named Smurf and Shrek, who are aged about four to five weeks old, were discovered by police and arrived at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue (BCWR) on Monday evening.

An appeal has now been put out by BCWR to help fund the work they carry out.

We have sought veterinary advice and I have just contacted the poisons unit to ascertain what would be safe to use on them to try to remove the ink. The kitties are now going for a bath"

Katie Jane LloydBradford Cat Watch Rescue
Coloured-in kitten
BCWR
Coloured-in kitten
BCWR

Leeds Rhinos captain urges people to visit hospital for a heart scan

Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire is urging people to visit hospital for a heart scan - as it could save their life.

Danny Jones in action
BBC

Danny was speaking as Leeds's Nuffield Hospital officially opened its new £2.6m MRI and CT scanners. 

He told BBC Radio Leeds that memories of the late Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones are inspiring people to get their hearts checked:

I think Lizzy Jones, his wife, is doing a fantastic job. She's a big ambassador for everyone in the sport - not just rugby league - to get tested and make sure if you're playing on a weekend, you have a strong heart and there'll be no problems."

Danny McguireCaptain, Leeds Rhinos

MP says climate change means flood response must improve

Halifax Courier

The MP heading a select committee investigation into the recent floods which devastated Yorkshire and other parts of the country said communities needed “certainty” that it would not happen again.

Mary Creagh
Halifax Courier

Latest headlines: First ever all-out doctor strike under way in West Yorkshire and the captain of Leeds Rhinos is urging people to visit hospital for a heart scan

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this morning include:  

  • Thousands of junior doctors in West Yorkshire have joined the NHS's first "all-out" strike across England
  • Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire is urging people to visit hospital for a heart scan
  • An actress from Leeds was named Best Actor at the Discover Film awards for her role in a short picture

Travel update: Let's take a look at the trains

BBC Travel

Are you travelling on the train this morning?

There are currently no delays or disruptions on Northern Rail, Cross Country, First TransPennine Express or Virgin East Coast trains running into Leeds Station.

As for Bradford Interchange, lines into the station are running to time on Northern Rail trains.

If you're travelling into Bradford Forster Square, all is running to time.

First ever all-out doctors' strike under way

Thousands of junior doctors in West Yorkshire have joined the NHS's first "all-out" strike across England.

Surgey
BBC

Thousands of junior doctors walked out of both routine and emergency care at 08:00 in protest at the imposition of a new contract from the summer.

It is the first time services such as A&E, maternity and intensive care have been hit in the long-running dispute.

West Yorkshire's weather: Chilly start with wintry showers arriving later

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a chilly start to the day across West Yorkshire, we'll see early morning sunny spells, however wintry showers, a mix of rain, sleet and mainly hill snow will develop later. Showers becoming widespread by this afternoon and often heavy with the risk of hail and thunder

Windy and feeling cold with a maximum temperature of about 8C (46F).

Travel update: Heavy traffic coming into Leeds

BBC Travel

We're seeing heavy traffic in the city of Leeds this morning. Here is a run down of the main problems.

Traffic is very slow on the A6110 Ring Road Low Wortley , eastbound, between the A58 Whitehall Road junction and Beeston.

On the A58(M) Inner Ring Road, westbound, at the A65 West Street traffic is much heavier than normal.

There is slow traffic on the M621 in both directions at J4, Hunslet Distributor.

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the morning to keep you moving.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Hi and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

I'll be with you until 18:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Why not get in touch with us today? I'm looking forward to hearing your news, views and comments - or even seeing your pictures from outside in the early morning spring sunshine.