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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 16 May 2016

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock

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 Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Our top story today was news that hundreds of HSBC bank staff in Yorkshire have been told they're going to lose their jobs.- you can take a look at the story as it developed here.

HSBC bank machine
PA

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

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

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Join Lara and Harry for Look North on BBC One at 18:30 as HSBC have announced job loses in Yorkshire.

The bank says the posts are being transferred abroad as part of plans to cut 8,000 jobs by the end of next year - and in order to save costs.

Our reporter Spencer Stokes has been looking at the details.

HSBC
BBC

Watch: West Yorkshire Police under fire for lack of enforcement of alcohol-free zone

West Yorkshire Police is coming under fire over claims there is insufficient enforcement of an alcohol-free zone. 

The problem is in Dewsbury town centre, where street-drinkers are congregating in large numbers. 

Gary Gordon is a member of the Dewsbury Pioneers, a group which is trying to revitalise the area. He says this really isn't helping:

West Yorkshire's weather: Dry and clear evening

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Dry with clear periods this evening.

Weather graph
BBC

Minimum temperature overnight of about 5C (41F). Light west wind.

Tuesday will be fine and dry for the most part with sunny spells, although cloud will increase later with some rain spreading from the west in the evening. Feeling warm. Maximum temperature of about 18C (64F). Light or moderate southwest wind.

Thousands of pounds worth of Star Wars memorabilia stolen

Charlotte Leeming

Senior Journalist, BBC Look North

Thousands of pounds worth of Star Wars memorabilia has been stolen in a break-in at a house in Dewsbury. 

I've been to meet Christopher Lupton and you can see my full report on Look North on BBC One at 18.30.

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Travel update: One lane closed on the eastbound M62 at J29, M1 (Lofthouse)

BBC Travel

One lane closed on the eastbound M62 entry slip road at J29, M1 (Lofthouse), due to a broken down vehicle. 

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

Latest headlines: Hundreds of HSBC bank staff in Yorkshire to lose their jobs and sex assault in Halifax

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

West Yorkshire's weather: High UV levels in parts of West Yorkshire

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

While not quite sunbathing weather, there's plenty of heat in the sun this afternoon. 

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West Yorkshire Police launch cyber-crime campaign

A week-long campaign's beginning in West Yorkshire to warn people of the dangers of cyber-crime. It's being run by the county's police force and its police and crime commissioner. 

Infographic
WYP

Police officers are warning that crime is changing, and people can take simple steps to protect themselves. 

The campaign will stress cyber-crime isn't all about hacking, it can be simpler, but equally serious offences, such as  threatening messages being posted online.

Woman sexually assaulted in Halifax

Detectives in Halifax are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a woman on Saturday afternoon.

A 19-year-old woman was walking alone through Shroggs Park when she was approached from behind by an unknown male who sexually assaulted her. When she turned around and asked what he was doing, he exposed himself before running off.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, around 5ft 5in tall and of skinny build. He had a gaunt face, pale skin and spoke with a local accent.

Clearly this has been a traumatic incident for the victim, and I would appeal to anyone who may have been in or around Shroggs Park during mid - late morning on Saturday, and who may have seen someone matching the suspect's description, or who may have witnessed the incident itself to come forward. Enquiries are continuing."

DC Louise HalliwellCalderdale CID

Leeds Bradford Airport fire crews on standby as flight returns soon after take off

Yorkshire Evening Post

An Eastern Airways flight carrying 37 passengers and crew returned to Leeds Bradford Airport shortly after take off this morning following a technical problem.

Leeds Bradford Airport
YEP

Police praise football fans after Bradford City defeat

West Yorkshire police have praised football fans after yesterday's League One play-off between Bradford City and Millwall at Valley parade. 

In total, officers made two arrests but say the fixture was largely good-natured and enjoyable.

Bradford lost the game 3-1.

Infographic
BBC

Watch: Jack Laugher & Chris Mears win gold at European Championships

BBC Sport

British divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears, who lives in Leeds, won 3m synchronised springboard gold to continue the hosts' incredible European Championships in London.

The pair scored 456.81 to finish ahead of Russia (445.23) and Ukraine (439.86).

Earlier, Tonia Couch and Georgia Ward secured silver and bronze medals respectively in the individual 10m platform final.

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Kirklees councillor Karen Allison reveals why she was in council tax arrears

Huddersfield Examiner

A second Kirklees councillor has revealed she owes council tax and has challenged others to also "come clean".

Newsome Green Party councillor Karen Allison
Huddersfield Examiner

West Yorkshire's weather: Bright and dry afternoon

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and bright afternoon across the county with plenty of sunny spells. 

Just the odd spot of light rain is possible this afternoon, mostly across eastern parts.

Weather map
BBC

Light north westerly winds, with a temperature high of about 16C (61F). 

Listen: Terriers are crowned Under 21s champions

Katherine Hannah

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Huddersfield Town Under 21s are Professional Development League Two champions.

Already the North section winners, Frankie Bunn's side were 2-1 victors over Sheffield United in the play-off final.

Under 21s captain Regan Booty says the win was down to the support of the Town supporters:

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Listen: 'These people need to change their ways in terms of drinking' - Mark Burns-Willimason

West Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner is defending the way an alcohol-free zone is being enforced in the centre of Dewsbury.

Alcohol on the street
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Street-drinkers are congregating in mass numbers, according to some local businesses, and terrorising the precinct. 

Mark Burns-Williamson - who's just been re-elected as PCC - told BBC Radio Leeds things are happening:

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Latest headlines: Hundreds of HSBC bank staff in Yorkshire to lose their jobs and three men charged with murder and robbery in Clifford Amoh death

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

From the darkside: Thousands of pounds worth of Star Wars memorabilia stolen

Thousands of pounds worth of Star Wars memorabilia have been stolen in a break-in at a house in Dewsbury. 

The burglary happened in Moor Park Garden, while the occupants were away. 

The Star Wars collection includes village sets, vehicles, characters and main ships with fighter figures inside, along with around 300 character figurines, many of them still in their boxes. 

Police are appealing for anyone who sees them for sale to come forward.

Due to the vast number of items taken, a large vehicle will most likely have been used by those responsible and I would appeal to anyone who was in and around the area during the period in which the burglary occurred and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward."

Police Constable Simon ReddingtonKirklees CID

BreakingHundreds of HSBC bank staff in Yorkshire to lose their jobs

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Hundreds of HSBC bank staff in Yorkshire have been told they're going to lose their jobs.

HSBC cash machines
PA

Most of the workers affected - nearly 600 of them - work in Sheffield, while 30 jobs are to go in Leeds.

The redundancies are part of a major restructuring plan at HSBC, which will see 8,000 British jobs cut by the end of next year.

Clifford Amoh death: Three men charged with murder and robbery

Three men have been charged with murder and robbery as part of the investigation in to the murder of Clifford Amoh in Leeds.

Clifford Amoh
WYP

The three men aged 17, 18 and 19-years-old are due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court today.

Two other men, aged 18 and 19-years-old are to remain in police custody.

Owain's outlook: Sunny spells and blue skies today

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Could sunny spells and blue skies be the forecast for today?

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Listen: West Yorkshire Police under fire for lack of enforcement of alcohol-free zone

West Yorkshire Police is coming under fire over claims of insufficient enforcement of an alcohol-free zone. 

The problem is in Dewsbury town centre, where street-drinkers are congregating in large numbers. 

Gary Gordon is a member of the Dewsbury Pioneers, a group which is trying to revitalise the area. He says this really isn't helping.

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Dementia Awareness Week: Memories of 1966 to help those living with dementia

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, memories of the 1966 World Cup will be collected and shared by people living in care homes and those with dementia. It's part of a new partnership between a Yorkshire-based charity and Leeds Beckitt university.

Dementia group
Sporting Memories Network

More than half of people who fear they may have dementia have delayed going to their GP for at least a year, according to a survey for the Alzheimer's Society. 

The charity says many people fear a diagnosis would mean their life is over, when confronting the issue can help them live better lives for longer.

Bradford City: 'I take a lot of heart from the way we played' - Phil Parkinson

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Millwall came from behind to defeat Bradford City and take control of their League One play-off semi-final.

Bradford City"s Lee Evans and James Meredith
PA

Tony McMahon had given the Bantams an early lead from the penalty spot after Joe Martin handled in the box.

But Lee Gregory's acrobatic strike, Steve Morison's header and Martin's superb free-kick put the Lions into a 3-1 lead at half-time of the first leg.

I thought we started the game well, got the goal, and then conceded two soft goals from set plays, which is unlike us. In the second half I thought we responded really well. It wasn't easy in that second half for the lads to go out and play as well as they did. But we couldn't get that goal back. I take a lot of heart from the way we played in the second half and I firmly believe that this tie is not over."

Phil ParkinsonManager, Bradford City

A weekend to remember for Kingsley

Halifax Courier

FC Halifax Town midfielder Kingsley James is guaranteed a weekend to remember whether the team win or lose at Wembley, as he and Emily Booth will be getting married the day before the FA Trophy final.

Kingsley James, Halifax Town player, and Emily Booth
Halifax Courier

Latest headlines: Police under fire for lack of enforcement of alcohol-free zone and shots fired on Leeds streets from car

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

Shots fired on Leeds streets from car

A number of shots were fired from a car on streets near Leeds city centre, West Yorkshire Police said.

Police scene
BBC

It is understood they were fired from a Ford Mondeo at an Audi on Burmantofts Street and North Street, at about 18:00 on Saturday.

The Mondeo was driven from the scene very quickly after the "very serious incident", said the force.

This is clearly a very serious incident where shots have been discharged in busy streets on a Saturday evening when a number of members of the public were in the area."

Det Ch Insp Nicola BryarWest Yorkshire Police

Travel update: One lane blocked on the eastbound M62, between J22 and J23

BBC Travel

One lane blocked on the eastbound M62 between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is queuing and very slow.

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

West Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells and feeling mild

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and bright start to the day across the county with plenty of sunny spells. It'll remain dry for most today, just the odd spot of light rain is possible this afternoon, mostly across eastern parts of Yorkshire and along the coast, where it will be a little cloudier at times.

Light north westerly winds, with a temperature high of about 14C (57F). 

Travel update: Busy in and around Leeds city centre

BBC Travel

Let's take a look at the roads for that rush hour hour commute.

Slow traffic on the A643, northbound between Elland Road and the A58 Gelderd Road junction, in Leeds. 

Heavy traffic on the A64(M) Inner Ring Road in both directions at North Street Bridge, in Leeds.

Very slow traffic on the A647, eastbound Armley Road between the Pickering Street junction and Armley Gyratory, in Leeds.

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.

We do have delays of up to 15 minutes on Virgin East Coast trains between Wakefield Westgate and Doncaster due to animals on the line.

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 Monday 16 May 2016.

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

Special thanks to Melanie Hough who's sent in this fantastic picture taken near Harewood House, in Leeds.

Harewood
Melanie Hough

Why not get in touch with us today? I'm looking forward to hearing your news, views and comments on this Monday morning.