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  1. Updates on Tuesday 10 May 2016

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

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 from across the county.

Feel free to take a look back at today's news from across West Yorkshire - where we heard from a man from Hebden Bridge who is planning a never before attempted kayaking challenge.

Kayak challenge - Rob Davidson
BBC

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 me by email.

Watch: Coming up on BBC Look North

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Do join Lara and Phil for Look North on BBC One at 18:30 as a BBC investigation has found Yorkshire's police forces are dealing with a huge increase in incidents involving so-called legal highs. 

Legal highs are substances with similar effects to drugs like cocaine and cannabis but despite the name, aren't approved or safe to use. 

We meet one man with a personal story to tell about how they nearly destroyed his life.

Listen: West Yorkshire MP urges the goverment to halt hospital downgrade plans

West Yorkshire MP Paul Sheriff is urging the government to halt the planned downgrade of Dewsbury and Huddersfield hospitals, claiming the local health trust is in a deepening crisis. 

The Labour MP for Dewsbury said patients are suffering in large numbers:

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt agreed that there are continuing concerns over healthcare in the area. 

But he also said there are some signs of improvement:

She is right to have concerns on some of the safety indicators. But there are some very encouraging things in the improvements of morale, as recorded in the NHS staff survey."

Jeremy HuntSecretary of State for Health

West Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy evening with outbreaks of rain

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This evening will be cloudy with rain at times, becoming dry with clear spells later.

Weather graph
BBC

Minimum temperature this evening and overnight of about 10C (50F). Moderate or fresh northeast wind. 

Wednesday will be a mostly dry and bright day with variable cloud and some sunshine, with just a small chance of a shower. Maximum temperature tomorrow of about 17C (63F). Moderate locally fresh northeast wind.

Travel update: One lane closed on the eastbound M62

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the eastbound M62 between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J29, M1 (Lofthouse) because of an accident. 

Traffic is now queuing and very slow.

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

Travel update: Debris causing an obstruction on the eastbound M62, between J25 and J26

BBC Travel

About to kick start your evening commute?

Do be aware when approaching the eastbound M62 between J25 (Brighouse) and J26 (Chain Bar) as debris on the road is causing an obstruction.

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

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Latest headlines: Bradford child deaths: Samira Lapidi told police medic she was a 'lovely' parent and Leeds 'sex zone' under scrutiny

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

Watch: Band launches Leeds Dying Matters

Tom Airey

Reporter, BBC News Online

It’s often a sombre subject, but a New Orleans-style brass band has been chirpily marching through central Leeds to encourage people to discuss death.

The band launched the Leeds Dying Matters event at Leeds City Museum, which aims to help people talk openly about dying and making plans for the end of life.

It’s being supported by the NHS, Leeds City Council, hospices, care homes and several charities.

Leeds United: Massimo Cellino's son Ercole leaves club's board

BBC Sport

Ercole Cellino, son of Leeds chairman Massimo, has left the Championship club's board of directors.

Leeds United
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The 26-year-old was criticised last month after using Nazi hashtags in a post on Instagram.

He had notified Companies House of his resignation on 28 March.

Samira Lupidi murder trial: 'I'm a lovely mum.. I used to be'

A mother who stabbed her two young daughters to death told a police medic she was a "lovely " parent.

Jasmine Weaver, one, and Evelyn Lupidi, three, were both found with stab wounds
WYP

The jury heard that Samira Lupidi had the conversation while being examined after the bodies of her children were found in the womens' refuge where she was staying. 

Bradford Crown Court was told Lupidi broke down in tears after telling police doctor Andrew Cobb "I'm a lovely mum" before adding "I used to be."

Lupidi, who's 24, denies two counts of murder but admits manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Her trial continues.

All change for council leaders in two of West Yorkshire's councils

Two of West Yorkshire's councils are to have new leaders. 

Susan Hinchcliffe and Shabir Pandor
BBC

Kirklees leader David Sheard and David Green in Bradford both lost their posts following meetings last night. 

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe was voted in as new leader in Bradford. It's understood councillor Shabir Pandor has won the Labour nomination for Kirklees.

Hebden Bridge man to kayak from Land's End to John O' Groats

A man from Hebden Bridge is planning a never before attempted Kayaking challenge to raise money for cancer charities.

Kayak challenge
BBC

Rob Davidson will kayak from Land's End to John O' Groats in honour of his lifelong friend, Abigail Marshall, who has terminal cancer. The pair have been friends since primary school and have planned the challenge together. 

It will involve kayaking nine hundred miles, some by sea, some by canal and lochs. The aim is to raise awareness and money for two charities - The Haven Breast Cancer Centre in Leeds and Breast Cancer Now.

Kayak challenge
BBC

The challenge will take the whole of June to accomplish.

Huddersfield Town: Hogg and Cranie extend deals

BBC Sport

Huddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg and defender Martin Cranie have signed new one-year deals.

John Smith stadium, Huddersfield
BBC

Hogg, 27, made 24 appearances this season before a knee injury ruled him out for the season run-in while Cranie, 29, played 39 times.

The Terriers have released midfielder Karim Matmour, 30, and strikers Ishmael Miller, 29, and James Vaughan, 27, have all been released.

West Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy afternoon with outbreaks of rain

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudier afternoon with the risk of some patchy rain

The best of the brighter spells will be further north and east. Outbreaks of rain are likely to become heavier with the risk of thunder later on.

Weather map
BBC

Temperature highs of about 19C (66F) and a moderate or fresh Northeast wind. 

Tonight will be cloudy, breezy and, in places, wet with outbreaks of rain or thundery showers, however tending to fade for many overnight.

Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter Scheme: Apply now

Gareth Jones

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

The BBC Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter Scheme gives talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds the opportunity to learn and develop sports reporting skills at the BBC. 

These work experience placements are two days a week for eight weeks during July and August. Placements will be available at BBC local radio and online sites across the UK, including here at BBC Radio Leeds.

We're looking for talented applicants, male or female, with a range of backgrounds and experiences.

More news from West Yorkshire: Coming up on BBC Look North

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Do join us for Look North on BBC One at 13:30 as a BBC investigation has found Yorkshire's police forces are dealing with a huge increase in incidents involving so-called legal highs. 

Legal highs are substances with similar effects to drugs like cocaine and cannabis but despite the name -- aren't approved or safe to use. We meet one man with a personal story to tell about how they nearly destroyed his life.

Infographic
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Latest headlines: Leeds 'sex zone' under scrutiny and Labour says closure of Yorkshire health units down to goverment failure

Sue McGorrigan

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

Kay's outlook: Sun worshippers look away!

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Enjoy the sunshine yesterday? Well, I'm afraid today will be cloudier with patchy rain. 

Here's the radar picture for West Yorkshire.

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Replica Bronte Parsonage up in Howarth

It's two weeks until filming begins on a new Bronte film set in Haworth. 

Replica Bronte Parsonage
BBC

Sally Wainwright, the writer of Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax, has penned a one-off drama about the famous family which will be shown this Christmas. 

An exact replica of the Bronte Parsonage and it's surroundings has been constructed on Penistone Hill in Oxenhope. Andy Morgan is the location manager for "To Walk Invisible" and says he wanted to keep things accurate as possible.

For more on this story visit the BBC Radio Leeds Facebook page.

BreakingMissing Leeds woman found

Good news on an earlier story, a missing Leeds woman from Leeds, has been found safe and well.

25-year-old Zoe Fawcett, who also goes by the name Riley Jade, had been last seen near St James' Hospital on Monday evening. Police had launched an urgent appeal to find her.

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Yorkshire v Surrey: Joe Root makes a double century

BBC Sport

Play's well under way at Headingley in the County Championship clash between Yorkshire and Surrey.

Exciting times as Joe Root's just knocked Ravi Rampaul for a single to bring up a brilliant double hundred off 232 balls.

Joe Root
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He only needed 10 more runs this morning, but he's made it look easy. The 25-year-old is now the seventh, yes seventh, batsman to pass 200 this season. Incredible.

Remember you can listen to live commentary from the match right here and keep up-to-date with our live scorecard.

Appeal to help find missing Leeds woman

West Yorkshire Police are urgently appealing for information to trace a young woman who has gone missing in Leeds. 

Zoe Fawcett
WY Police

25 year old Zoe Fawcett, who also goes by the name Riley Jade, was last seen near St James' Hospital last night.  

She is described as white, 5ft 3ins tall, slim, with shoulder-length, white blonde hair.

We are very concerned for Zoe's welfare and urgently need to hear from anyone who has seen her or who has any information that could assist in tracing her."

Detective Sergeant James EntwistleLeeds District CID, West Yorkshire Police

Listen: Record-breaking Bairstow & Root dominate - Yorkshire V Surrey

BBC Sport

Yorkshire are in a strong position going into the third day of their match at home to Surrey thanks to a record-breaking partnership of 372 between Joe Root and Johnny Bairstow.

Yorkshire recovered from 45 for 3 and will resume on 486 for 5 which is a first innings lead of 156. 

Bairstow made 198 while Root is 190 not-out.

Division One table
BBC

Get all the latest with our live commentary and also keep up-to-date with our live scorecard.

Home Affairs Committee Chair Keith Vaz wants to come to Leeds

Sue Mcgorrigan

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The chairman of parliament's powerful Home Affairs Committee has told BBC Radio Leeds that he wants to take a look at Leeds' managed zone for sex workers.

Keith Vaz MP
Labour Party

Keith Vaz MP has been speaking as the committee hears evidence today from experts about how the selling of sex in this country is dealt with by the law.

In the Holbeck area of Leeds, there's a managed zone where, during certain times, the women can operate without fear of arrest.

We also want to look at models in other parts of the world and indeed other parts of the country and we will be coming up to Holbeck to have a look and see what you are doing there."

Keith VazMP & Chair of Home Affairs Commons Select Committee

Travel update: No service on Northern Rail between Wakefield Kirkgate and Barnsley

BBC Travel

No service on Northern Rail between Wakefield Kirkgate and Barnsley due to emergency services dealing with an incident.

This will affect trains from Cottingley, Normanton, Outwood, Sandal and Agbrigg, Streethouse, Woodlesford, Wakefield Westgate and Wakefield Kirkgate. 

Watch: West Yorkshire's weather

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudier day with the risk of some patchy rain. The best of the brighter spells will be further north and east. Outbreaks of rain are likely to become heavier later with the risk of thunder.

A cooler, breezier day with temperature highs of about 19C (66F) and a moderate or fresh Northeast wind.  

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire Carnegie: 'We just have to go hard!' - Bryan Redpath

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath has told us they're set to make at least three further signings.

Bryan Redpath
ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Carnegie failed to gain promotion back to the Premiership this season, meaning they face a sixth consecutive year in the championship. 

So Redpath is keen to add to his current squad to ensure they succeed next time around.

We will look at three positions - so we can look at those areas, strengthen those, and integrate all the new lads and the coaching staff. We just have to go hard!"

Bryan RedpathHead coach, Yorkshire Carnegie

Travel update: Heavy traffic on the A6177 Rooley Lane, Bradford

BBC Travel

Very heavy traffic on the A6177 Rooley Lane in both directions, in Bradford, at Staygate Roundabout.

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

Legal highs: Police handle surge in incidents ahead of ban

The impact of legal highs on police forces across England can be revealed ahead of a blanket ban on the products, which will come into effect in weeks.

Spice
BBC

Freedom of Information responses show the range of anti-social behaviour and crime associated with the drugs.

Figures show an upsurge in incidents since 2011 with thousands of mentions in police logs.

Latest headlines: West Yorkshire police tackle more than 800 crimes connected to so-called legal highs and MPs to hear evidence on prostitution

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good morning, the top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this morning include:  

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

BBC Travel

Are you travelling on the train this Thursday 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.

West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudier with outbreaks of rain

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudier day with the risk of some patchy rain. The best of the brighter spells will be further north and east. Outbreaks of rain are likely to become heavier later with the risk of thunder.

Weather graph
BBC

A cooler, breezier day with temperature highs of about 19C (66F) and a moderate or fresh Northeast wind. 

Tonight will be cloudy, breezy and, in places, wet with outbreaks of rain or thundery showers, however tending to fade for many overnight.

Travel update: Southgate in Huddersfield is busy but moving this morning

BBC Travel

About to start your morning commute? Do be aware Southgate in Huddersfield is busy but moving between Shorehead Roundabout and the Northumberland Street junction.

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

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 10 May 2016.

I'll be with 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 Tuesday morning.