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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 3 May 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.

Feel free to take a look back at today's top stories from across West Yorkshire - including West Yorkshire's reaction to the sonic boom blast.

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In the meantime 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

West Yorkshire's weather: Dry with clear periods

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This evening will be dry with clear periods.

Weather graph
BBC

Minimum temperature overnight of about 3C (37F) with a touch of ground frost possible. Light west wind. 

Tomorrow will be a fine and dry with plenty of sunshine at first, although skies will cloud over somewhat through the day. Pleasantly warm with a maximum temperature of about 16C (61F). Light or moderate southwest wind.  

Travel update: Entry slip road closed on the A58(M) in Leeds

BBC Travel

The entry slip road is closed on the A58(M) Inner Ring Road in Leeds, westbound at the A58 Clay Pit Lane, because of an accident. Traffic is now building.

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

Latest headlines: Sonic booms heard as RAF scrambles jets and MP steps down from Commons Home Affairs Committee

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

‘Remove by’ dates given to road signs - new government rules to ‘declutter’ streets

Wakefield Express

Dozens of unnecessary signs could be removed under new government rules designed to de-clutter the nation’s streets.

Road signs
BBC

Watch: Mild weather is on the way

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

The weather is set to hot up this week. We could even reach a temperate of about 18C (64F) on Saturday! 

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Travel update: One lane closed on the A58(M) in Leeds

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the A58(M) in Leeds on the exit slip road. Traffic is very busy but moving eastbound at A64(M), due to a broken-down car. 

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

In Pictures: Early afternoon sun over Emley Moor mast

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Special thanks to Natasha Isherwood who sent in this fantastic picture of the early afternoon sun over Emley Moor mast.

Emley Moor mast
Natasha Isherwood

We love to see your pictures from across West Yorkshire and each day we showcase some of your photos on our BBC Local Live page.  

Why not send us your pictures? I'm looking forward to seeing the county from your perspective.

Watch: 'The twins will know their father was a legend' - Paul March on Danny Jones

BBC Radio Leeds

It's a year today since the tragic death of Keighley Cougars's Danny Jones

The Wales international, 29, collapsed after being replaced during the League 1 game at London Skolars last May.

The married father of five-month-old twins was treated at the ground before being taken to the Royal Free Hospital.

Cougars coach, Paul March told our sports reporter James Deighton that Danny's twins will know their father was a legend.

‘Travel chaos’ warning as rail firm looks set to axe 100 jobs across East Coast line

Pontefract and Castleford Express

'Travel chaos' could hit passengers at Leeds, Wakefield, and Doncaster stations if plans to axe 100 jobs at travel centres go ahead, a union hs warned.

Leeds station
BBC

Charity fun run in memory of schoolteacher Ann Maguire

Thousands of primary school children from across Leeds will put on their running shoes this afternoon to take part in the Ann Maguire Memorial Fun Run.

Anne Maguire
WYP

As many as 2,000 children from 32 local schools are expected to be involved in the second annual Ann Maguire Memorial Fun Run at St Theresa's Catholic Primary School in Crossgates, Leeds. 

The 2km event, which will raise money for a number of different charities, has been organised by the GO Run For Fun campaign and is supported by the Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Armley and the Leeds Association of Roman Catholic Teachers.

BreakingNaz Shah MP steps down from the Commons Home Affairs Committee

A Bradford MP accused of making anti-Semitic comments has stepped down from a parliamentary committee while an inquiry is held into her conduct. 

Naz Shah MP
BBC

Naz Shah has been suspended by the Labour Party, and has apologised for her remarks made on social media before she was elected. 

She has now stood down from the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

Travel update: The M62 has reopened eastbound at J21

BBC Travel

After today's earlier closure we're now told the M62 has reopened but there is congestion backing up from J21 to J18.

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

Danny Jones' widow delivers first defibrillator after campaign

BBC Sport

The first defibrillator has been delivered to a junior team in Sheffield after a £50,000 fundraising drive by rugby league star Danny Jones' widow.

Danny Jones
BBC

Danny died after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for the Keighley Cougars last May.

His wife Lizzie Jones launched a campaign to get defibrillators into as many grassroots clubs as possible.

Terrier Nahki Wells 'suffering injury for months' - Wagner

Jake Katborg

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner has revealed that striker Nahki Wells has been suffering from a knee injury for up to six months.

Wagner subbed Wells at half time during their 4-0 loss at Bristol City due to the injury and says the Bermudan international will need a long rest this summer to recover from the problem.

"He needs a break, some days or maybe weeks of rest. We'll see how he looks for next Saturday," says Wagner.

Motorists could be charged for using cities like Leeds

Larry Budd

Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Motorists could be charged for using cities like Leeds in a bid to cut down on air pollution. 

Exhuast
AFP/Getty Images

The government has previously pledged to introduce clean air zones in Leeds, Birmingham, Derby and Southampton by 2020 which will see polluting lorries and buses charged about£12.50 to enter the city centre.

However, MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee argue in their latest report that the measure does not go far enough.

Your comments on the sonic booms heard as RAF scrambles Typhoons

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BBC

Loud bangs heard in parts of Yorkshire were sonic booms from Typhoon jets scrambled to identify "an unresponsive civilian aircraft", the RAF has said.

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

West Yorkshire's weather: Dry and sunny with some cloud developing later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A little cloudier this afternoon with the risk of the odd isolated shower, but most areas should still benefit from longs spells of sunshine.

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BBC

A westerly breeze and a temperature of about 12C (54F).

Latest headlines: Sonic booms heard as RAF scrambles Typhoons and the M62 is closed eastbound at J21

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

Castleford Tigers: Paddy Flynn joins the jungle

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Castleford Tigers have signed Widnes winger Paddy Flynn on loan for the rest of the season. 

Paddy Flynn
Castleford Tigers

The 28-year-old had been a regular for Widnes over the last two seasons, but has made just one appearance for them this campaign.

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell is delighted to add strength to his squad at a time when injuries are taking their toll.

Paddy Flynn comes to us at a crucial period of the season. Whenever he has played against us he has had a strong influence on the game, he is a tough defender and carries the ball very strongly in all areas of the field. I'm confident he will add depth and quality to our back line as we look to strengthen our game in what is going to be a really tough block of games.”

Daryl PowellHead Coach, Castleford Tigers

BreakingTravel update: M62 closed eastbound at J21

BBC Travel

The M62 is closed. There is queuing traffic and very long delays eastbound between J21, A640 (Milnrow) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident involving a lorry and recovery work. Congestion is backing up to J19, A6046 (Heywood).

A diversion is in operation at J21 - travel Southeast towards Denshaw, to return to J22 via A672 Ripponden Road.

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

Teenager stabbed near Huddersfield

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a teenager was stabbed in Crosland Moor, near Huddersfield.

At about 18.40 on Sunday 1 May police were called by the ambulance service to a report of a male with stab wounds at a house in Row Street.

Officers attended and found a 17-year-old male had suffered wounds to his chest and arm.

He was taken to hospital, where he remains today in a stable condition.

It is possible this is linked to a call police received almost immediately before about a group of men with knives in the Mill Street area."

Paul MorrisonDetective Constable, Kirklees CID

Owain's outlook: High pressure means dry weather

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

I've finally got some good weather news for you as high pressure takes charge: 

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Halifax bathroom supplier hit with £826,000 fine

Halifax Courier

Bathroom supplier Ultra Finishing Limited, which has its offices in Gibbet Street, Halifax, has agreed to pay a fine of £826,000 after admitting trying to stop retailers from discounting online prices. 

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Halifax Courier

Your comments: Sonic booms heard as RAF scrambles Typhoons

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BBC

Loud bangs heard in parts of Yorkshire were sonic booms from Typhoon jets scrambled to identify "an unresponsive civilian aircraft", the RAF has said.

The aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby, in Lincolnshire, on Monday and helped guide an Air France plane to a safe landing in Newcastle.

People reported their houses shaking at about 21:50 after hearing what sounded like two loud explosions.

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

Travel update: The A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road (Moortown) is closed in both directions

BBC Travel

The A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road is closed in both directions by the junction with Roman Avenue, Moortown due to a road traffic collision.

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

Latest headlines: Sonic booms heard as RAF scrambles Typhoons and motorists could be charged for driving into Leeds city centre

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

Roger Millward: Castleford and Hull Kingston Rovers legend dies, aged 68

Jake Katborg

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Former Castleford and Hull KR half-back Roger Millward has died at the age of 68.  

Roger Millward
BBC

Millward started his career at Castleford, his hometown club, winning the BBC Floodlit Trophy in 1965, a year before his move to Hull KR. 

He was awarded an MBE in 1983 and inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2000.

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

BBC Travel

Are you travelling on the train this Tuesday 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.

Sonic booms heard as RAF scrambles Typhoons

Loud bangs heard in parts of West Yorkshire were sonic booms from Typhoon jets scrambled to identify "an unresponsive civilian aircraft", the RAF has said.

RAF Typhoon
PA

The aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby, in Lincolnshire, on Monday and helped guide an Air France plane to a safe landing in Newcastle.

People reported their houses shaking at about 21:50 BST after hearing what sounded like two loud explosions.

We'll have updates on this story throughout the day.

Travel update: Busy coming into Leeds city centre

BBC Travel

Let's take a look at the roads coming into Leeds.

The A65, Commercial Road in Kirkstall is busy but moving inbound at the B6157 Bridge Road junction. 

The A64, York Road in Leeds is very busy inbound at the Torre Road Flyover junction.

The A660, Otley Road in Leeds is busier than normal, inbound, at the Thornbury Avenue junction. 

West Yorkshire's weather: Dry and sunny

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A chilly start to the day across the West Yorkshire, with a few patches of frost possible - but a dry and bright morning to come with plenty of sunshine. A little cloudier this afternoon with the risk of the odd isolated shower.

A westerly breeze and a temperature of about 12C (54F).

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good morning and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

Oli 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 on this sunny Tuesday.