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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather from across West Yorkshire resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 11 May 2016

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock and Sue McGorrigan

All times stated are UK

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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 Thursday 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 - including a tearful goodbye from our very own Kay Crewdson who is leaving the BBC Yorkshire team.

Kay Crewdson and Lara Rostron
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.

West Yorkshire's weather: Clear with the chance of some isolated showers

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Some isolated showers possible this evening, otherwise dry with clear spells. 

Weather graph
BBC

Minimum temperature of about 10C (50F). Moderate or fresh Northeast wind. 

Thursday will be a dry and bright day with spells of sunshine.. Maximum temperature of about 19C (66F). Moderate or fresh Northeast wind.  

Listen: 'Leeds is special' - Patrick Kisnorbo

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Former Leeds United defender Patrick Kisnorbo has said his time at Elland Road was the best of his career. 

The 35-year-old hung up his boots recently after captaining Melbourne City and following a career which included playing for Australia and a spell at Leicester City..

Kisnorbo tells ABC Grandstand's Tom Greenard Leeds United was a career highlight.

Latest headlines: Survivors of Bradford City fire join hundreds for special service and arrests over Clifford Amoh murder

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good evening, the top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far today include:  

  • School fire at St Cuthbert's primary in Heaton - no reports of injuries

School evacuated after classroom fire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

primary school was evacuated this afternoon after a fire started in a classroom.

Fire crews were called to St Cuthbert's and The First Martyrs' Catholic Primary School on Scotchman Road at 2.46pm, and at its height there were seven engines from stations including OdsalRawdon and Shipley at the scene.

Police were also called, although there have been no injuries reported.

school on fire
Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Travel update: Busy and slow traffic on the A629, Halifax Road in Huddersfield

BBC Travel

Traffic is much busier and slower then usual on the A629, Halifax Road, in Huddersfield, in both directions between the Ainley Top Roundabout and the Thornhill Road junction. 

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

Owain's outlook: The chill is set to return

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Goodbye blue skies and warmer weather. The cold chill is set to return for the weekend -  we could see temperatures drop to about 11C (52F).

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Clifford Amoh murder: Six people arrested

Six people have now been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation in to the murder of Leeds man Clifford Amoh.

Clifford Amoh
WYP

Mr Amoh who was 29-years-old was attacked at a house in Gipton during the early hours of Saturday 7 May. 

A 15-year-old male, a 24-year-old woman, a 19-year-old male and 29-year-old male, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder. A 22-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, who were arrested on Saturday, remain in custody.

West Yorkshire police horse plods off to pastures new

Police horse Chester is retiring from the mounted section of West Yorkshire police today.

We hope you enjoy the green pastures and the mud on your hooves.

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Travel update: Moorland Avenue in Gildersome is blocked

BBC Travel

Moorland Avenue in Gildersome is blocked in both directions between the B6126, Gildersome Lane junction and the Spring Avenue junction, because of an accident. Do expect delays.

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

Latest headlines: Survivors of Bradford City fire join hundreds for special service and body found at Apperley Bridge

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

MP's patient safety fears at Dewsbury Hospital

An MP has said patient safety at a troubled hospital is being compromised "on a daily basis".

Dewsbury Hospital
Google

Paula Sherriff, Labour MP for Dewsbury, said Dewsbury Hospital's staff had told stories that "absolutely horrified me".

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust runs the hospital along with others at Pinderfields in Wakefield and Pontefract Hospital.

Watch: Goodbye, Kay Crewdson!

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

We say goodbye to our weather presenter Kay Crewdson today.

It's her last shift with BBC Yorkshire before she starts her new role with BBC East Midlands.

Let's just say there were a few tears..

David Willey: Yorkshire all-rounder takes bowling break with abdominal injury

BBC Sport

Yorkshire all-rounder David Willey has been told not to bowl for six weeks because of an abdominal injury.

David Willey joined Yorkshire from Northants in August 2015
Getty Images

However, the 26-year-old could still bat in the White Rose county's current Championship game against Surrey if required to do so.

The injury means Willey could be unavailable for some of England's one-day international series against Sri Lanka next month.

Azealia Banks accused of racism after Twitter rant aimed at Zayn Malik

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Azealia Banks has criticised Zayn Malik in a racist rant on Twitter. 

Azealia Banks
BBC

The rapper said the Bradford singer had copied some of her ideas and that his new video for Like I Would looked like the one she made for her track Yung Rapunxel.

"I'm not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie," she wrote under a series of screengrabs from two videos.

Zayn didn't directly respond to Azealia but tweeted "no lies… I see you reaching but I don't care". Those comments led to a racist and homophobic rant from Azealia Banks.

Castleford Tigers: Full-back Luke Dorn is back

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Full-back Luke Dorn returns for Castleford Tigers against Leeds Rhinos at Headingley tomorrow night following a lengthy spell out on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. 

Luke Dorn
swpix.com

Dorn is raring to go against the side sitting bottom of the Super League table.    

Luke Gale and Grant Millington face late fintess tests for the Tigers and Nathan Massey may be involved tomorrow night despite dislocating his knee cap in the Challenge Cup victory against Salford.

West Yorkshire weather: Cloudy with patchy rain this afternoon

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudy afternoon with patchy rain, some heavy especially in the south and west. The rain will clear and it will turn drier and brighter with some sunshine with just a small chance of a shower.

Weather map
BBC

Maximum temperature of about 18C (64F) with a moderate locally fresh northeast wind. 

This evening, we will see isolated showers which will fizzle out leaving it mostly dry overnight with variable cloud and some clear spells. Some fog patches developing, especially over the hills. Mild with a minimum temperature of about 10C (50F) and a moderate northeast wind.

West Yorkshire jobs linked to EU

BBC research shows around one in seven jobs in West Yorkshire are linked to our exports to the European Union. 

EU Referendum
BBC

The study comes six weeks ahead of the EU Referendum. 

The figures also show the amount companies in Yorkshire have exported to the EU has been falling in recent years - while exports to the rest of the world have risen.

Watch: Hundreds gather to remember the Bradford City '56' at Centenary Square

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A service took place in Bradford this morning to mark the 31st anniversary of the Valley Parade fire disaster.

Latest Headlines: Bradford City fire memorial and body found at Apperley Bridge

Sue McGorrigan

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good Afternoon. These are the latest headlines for West Yorkshire this lunchtime: 

Watch: GB pair miss gold after disastrous final dive at European Aquatics Championships

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Great Britain's synchronised 10m platform diving pair Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson, from Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with a disastrous final dive at the European Aquatics Championships.

The pair narrowly led eventual silver medallists Ukraine heading into the fifth and final round.

However, a mistimed entry from Toulson, 16, saw them finish outside the podium places with Germany taking gold.

Stone Roses fans convinced new music is imminent as iconic lemon logo pops up in Leeds

Yorkshire Evening Post

The Stone Roses may hail from the wrong side of the Pennines but that hasn’t stopped Leeds getting caught up in speculation that the band might be about to release their first new material in more than 20 years.

Stpne Roses
Yorkshire Evening Post

Hundreds gather to remember the Bradford City '56'

A service is being held in Bradford this morning to mark the 31st anniversary of the Valley Parade fire disaster.

Stefan Krozak and Ann Patterson
BBC

Fifty six people were killed and hundreds more injured when fire broke out at Bradford City's ground on 11 May 1985. 

BBC Radio Leeds reporter Charles Heslett is at Centenary Square, where the service is taking place and spoke to City fans paying their respects:

Just horrendous, so quick, you just didn't know what was happening. All you could see was just this little glimmer of a fire and then it just took the stand."

Ann PattersonBradford City fan

We had to force our way onto the pitch by knocking down the big metal fencing that was up at that time. It was shocking. You looked to your left and it was just a big ball of flames and smoke, people getting tarpaulin dropped on their heads and setting on fire. There was even an elderly gentleman in the stand. He just couldn't get out; I'll live with that memory forever."

Stefan KrozakBradford City Fan

Listen: Thousands on the run after skipping court bail

BBC Radio Leeds

A criminal who has been on the run for more than 35 years is wanted for an offence allegedly committed in West Yorkshire. 

He's being hunted for a violent attack on a police constable in 1980 - and it's just one of a thousand in West Yorkshire. 

Our reporter Craig Lewis says it's when suspects are given bail that the problems can start:

In Pictures: Bradford City fire disaster remembered

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Hundreds of people are gathering to remember the 56 people who died in the Bradford City fire on  the 31st anniversary of the Valley Parade disaster on May 11 1985. .

People gathering at remembrance
BBC
People gathering at remembrance
BBC
People gathering at remembrance
BBC

Bradford City fire disaster remembered

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A service is being held in Bradford at 11:00 this morning to mark the 31st anniversary of the Valley Parade fire disaster. The commemorations are taking place in Centenary Square .

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Watch: Bradford City fire disaster remembered

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A service will be held in Bradford later this morning to mark the 31st anniversary of the Valley Parade fire disaster

56 people were killed and hundreds more injured when fire broke out at Bradford City's ground on May 11 1985. 

I visited Centenary Square, where the service will take place, this morning.

Huddersfield Town boss giving nothing away on summer signings

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner is staying tight-lipped on his recruitment plans for the summer. 

David Wagner - Huddersfield Town
ALLSPORT/Getty Images

BBC Radio Leeds understands that a loan deal for Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward and the permanent signing of Southend United midfielder Jack Payne are firmly on his wish list. 

But until the deals can be confirmed by the clubs, Wagner is keeping counsel.

It's not fair to speak about players who are not my players who are players from other clubs. What I can say, probably all the players you will now ask me about, all of the names are very interesting players, are very good players. I know the players, but these are not my players. At the moment when we sign somebody we will make it official and we will sign a goalkeeper, yes"

David WagnerHead coach, Huddersfield Town

West Yorkshire's canine cop is top dog

Sue McGorrigan

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The Temporary Chief Constable Dee Collins has made a very special retirement presentation this week, to Police Dog 'Gimley'

Award winning police dog
West Yorkshire Police

On his first shift, Gimley apprehended three burglars, and on his last shift he assisted firearms officers in catching a suspect after an armed robbery. Gimley also gained media attention when he fell down a 40ft ravine in Leeds in March 2014, after pursuing a man who had failed to stop for police.

Gimley is the first West Yorkshire Police Dog to receive this special award which was presented on May 9, along with a special 'doggy themed' hamper from a local pet shop.

It is such a pleasure to be able to celebrate the hard work of our police dogs. They are one of the many resources used to support officers in keeping our communities safe. They are a fantastic asset and like our staff they are considered part of the police family. By recognising their service in this way I hope to highlight how highly regarded and valued they are by the force and the public."

Dee Collins - Temporary Chief ConstableWest Yorkshire Police

Body found at Apperley Bridge near Bradford

Sue McGorrigan

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Police are investigating after a body was found in a canal near Bradford.

As we have been hearing, the dead man - believed to be in his 50s - was recovered from the water at Apperley Bridge last night. 

The death is not thought to be suspicious, and relatives of a Bradford man, 57-year-old Derrick Fisher, who went missing last Thursday, have been informed.

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

BBC Travel

Are you travelling on the train this Wednesday 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.

Thousands on the run after skipping court bail

Thousands of suspected and convicted criminals who skipped court bail while facing charges including murder, child sex offences and rape are on the run.

Infographic
BBC

Figures obtained by the BBC show more than 13,000 people are subject to outstanding arrest warrants in England, with the oldest dating back to 1980.

Victim Support's David Padgett said people fear justice will not be done.

Travel Update: What's happening on the buses

BBC Travel

Travelling by bus this morning?

Check how your service is doing here in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

Concerns about patient care at Dewsbury Hospital

Concerns are being raised this morning about staffing shortages at Dewsbury District Hospital - putting patients in danger. 

Dewsbury Hospital
Google

The Labour MP for Dewsbury, Paula Sheriff, claims Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is "deepening the crisis" by failing to attract enough qualified nurses. 

In a statement ,the Trust admits difficulties in recruitment, but says it has an agreed risk assessment process and will investigate the MP's claims. 

Latest Headlines: Concerns about patient safety at Dewsbury Hospital and Bradford City fire disaster remembered

Sue McGorrigan

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good Morning. These are the latest headlines for West Yorkshire this morning:

  • The Labour MP for Dewsbury claims patient safety is being put at risk at Dewsbury Hospital because there are not enough nurses
  • A service is being held in Bradford today to mark the anniversary of the Bradford Fire Disaster
  • BBC research shows around one in seven jobs in West Yorkshire depend on the European Union 

West Yorkshire's weather: Patchy rain, brightening later

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A fairly cloudy start with patchy rain, some heavy especially in the south and west. The rain will clear and it will turn drier and brighter with some sunshine with just a small chance of a shower.

Maximum temperature of about 18C (64F) with a moderate locally fresh northeast wind. 

This evening, we will see isolated showers which will fizzle out leaving it mostly dry overnight with variable cloud and some clear spells. Some fog patches developing, especially over the hills. Mild with a minimum temperature of about 10C (50F) and a moderate northeast wind.    

Travel update: Looking good on West Yorkshire's roads

BBC Travel

All looking good on the roads and trains in West Yorkshire so far this morning. Have a good journey if you're off to work.

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

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Sue McGorrigan

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good morning and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Wednesday 11 May 2016.

Sue 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 Wednesday morning.