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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 17 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 Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

We've seen a temperature high of about 19C (66F) today and Wakefield certainly looked glorious in the sunshine. Special thanks to Sanjay Brown who's sent in this fantastic picture taken in the city.

Wakefield
Sanjay Brown

In the meantime, 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.

West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This evening will be cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain spreading from the west.

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BBC

Minimum temperature of about 10C (50F). Moderate southwest wind. 

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with showers, locally heavy especially later with the risk of thunder. Much cooler. Maximum temperature 14C (57F). Light and variable wind.  

Listen: Rat poison planted in sausage rolls at popular West Yorkshire beauty spot

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A dog owner has installed CCTV after her pet ate a sausage roll laced with rat poison, left outside her home near a popular West Yorkshire beauty spot. 

Police have issued a warning after the incident close to Coxley Woods on the outskirts of Wakefield. 

I went to find out more:

Travel update: One lane blocked M1 soutbound at J42 (M62 Lofthouse)

BBC Travel

One lane blocked and queuing traffic on the southbound M1 at J42, M62 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down vehicle. 

Congestion on M621 to J7,( A61 Stourton) and to J44,(A639 Leeds South).

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

Samira Lupidi: Mother guilty of murdering daughters

More on the news that Samira Lupidi has been sentenced to life for murdering her two daughters.

Samira Lupidi
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Bradford Crown Court heard Lupidi and her girls ended up in a refuge in November after she called police to her home in West Yorkshire.

She told officers her partner Carl Weaver, 31, had slapped her twice the night before, though one of the officers told the jury there were no visible injuries.  

Lupidi, an Italian national, killed the two girls the morning after she moved to the refuge.

Prosecutors said she stabbed the girls to death because she feared she may lose them to her partner.

Peter Moulson QC said that moments after the killings Lupidi told a member of staff: "It's his fault. Now he has a reason to kill me. If I can't have them, he can't have them either.

Watch: New Bradford Bulls boss arrives for his first press conference

James Deighton

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Earlier this month championship side Bradford Bulls appointed Rohan Smith as their new head coach on a three-year deal.

The 35-year-old has left his assistant coach role at NRL side Gold Coast Titans to join the club his father Brian coached between 1995 and 1996.

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Police arrest man over the death of a 60-year-old woman

Police have arrested a man in his sixties in connection with the death of a woman from Leeds last week.

60-year-old Glynnis Woodhead died in Leeds General Infirmary from what police are describing as an internal head injury. 

Officers are treating the death as unexplained and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour in the area of Tinshill Mount and Tinshill Avenue last week. 

The man has been released on bail and investigations are ongoing.

Firefighters begin to leave Ilkley Moor after blaze

Firefighters are beginning to pull out of Ilkley Moor following the second wildfire there in just over a week.

Ilkley Moor
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Ilkley Moor
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Ilkley Moor
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The latest started yesterday afternoon close to The Cow and Calf pub and needed over 40 firefighters to bring under control. 

Fire chiefs are telling people to be vigilant, and not to light fires or barbecues on the moor. 

BreakingSamira Lupidi sentenced to life in prison

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

A mother who stabbed her two young daughters to death has been  jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 24 years in prison. 

Earlier this afternoon Samira Lupidi, 24, was found guilty of the murder of 17-month-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi at a refuge in Bradford in November.

Latest headlines: Mother found guilty of murdering her two children and dog poisoned at Wakefield beauty spot

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The latest headlines in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this afternoon include:

Listen: Mother found guilty of murdering her two daughters

Richard Edwards

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

More on the news that a mother who stabbed her two young daughters to death has been found guilty at Bradford Crown Court of their murder.

Samira Lupidi, 24, denied murdering 17-month-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi at a refuge in Bradford in November. 

She had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

I spoke to Gayle Lofthouse on BBC Radio Leeds:

Yorkshire's Joe Root named the ECB's Test, one-day and Supporters' Player of the Year

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

England and Yorkshire batsman Joe Root won both Test and One Day International honours at the England and Wales Cricket Board's awards dinner last night. 

The 25-year-old was also voted Player of the Year by England supporters.

Hear all the action from day 3 online here.

Ducklings 'battered to death' in Halton Moor

Several ducklings have reportedly been beaten to death by a group of children, prompting a police investigation.

Ducklings
Annette Pyrah

Officers believe the animals were attacked in an area known as the Beck in Halton Moor, Leeds.

A wildlife sanctuary which is caring for a surviving duckling said they were "battered with a stick", before a 10-year-old boy rescued one, reported the Yorkshire Evening Post.

West Yorkshire's weather: Warm and sunny this afternoon

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and sunny afternoon across Leeds and West Yorkshire. We will enjoy further sunny spells into this afternoon and it'll remain dry for most, although it will turn a little cloudier.

Weather map
BBC

Light winds with temperature highs today of about 19C (66F). 

This evening we'll see outbreaks of rain spread from the west overnight, some of these heavy. Strengthening south westerly winds although remaining quite mild, with a temperature low of about 11C (52F).

Mother sobs as she's found guilty of murdering her two daughters in Bradford

A mother found guilty at Bradford Crown Court of murdering her two young daughters sobbed as the verdict was delivered.

Lupid children
West Yorkshire Police

Samira Lupidi, 24, stabbed 17-month-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi at a women's refuge in Bradford in November last year.

Lupidi admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but denied murdering the girls.

She was found guilty of both murders by a jury of six men and six women after 90 minutes of deliberation.

There were shouts of "yes" from the packed public gallery as the verdicts were read out.

Mother found guilty of murdering her two daughters

More on the news that a mother who stabbed her two young daughters to death has been found guilty at Bradford Crown Court of their murder.

Samira Lupidi, 24, denied murdering 17-month-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi at a refuge in Bradford in November. 

She had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. 

The jury heard the case was about her mental state at the time she attacked them.  

BreakingSamira Lupidi murder trial verdict

Samira Lupidi has been found guilty of the murders of her two daughters in Bradford.

Samira Lupidi murder trial: Bradford Crown Court jury retire to consider verdict

The Bradford Crown Court jury trying a mother accused of murdering two of her children has retired to consider its verdict.

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

Samira Lupidi, 24, has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but denies two counts of murder. 

Vow to turn around Halifax school in special measures

Halifax Courier

The acting head teacher at a Halifax school has vowed to turn it around after it was put into special measures by Ofsted.

Park Lane Learning Trust, Exley
Halifax Courier

Leeds Rhinos: 'It almost feels like a semi final environment' - Danny McGuire

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire hopes their Magic Weekend clash with Wigan will help get their season back on track.

Leeds Rhinos, Danny McGuire
PA

McGuire says the players have to take ownership of recent poor performances, and says playing at Newcastle's St.James' Park might be the lift they need.

We're playing at a great stadium like this and it's such a fantastic occasion.. it almost feels like a semi final environment, so hopefully that will bring the best out in us."

Danny McGuireCaptain, Leeds Rhinos

Listen: 'The depression, the upset - it was devastating' - Carol Walford

A disabled woman from Castleford says she's being penalised by Wakefield District Housing just because her husband's working overtime. 

Carol Walford has arthritis in both of her hips, and literally has to crawl up-the-stairs on her hands-and-knees. 

She applied for social housing, but was refused a bungalow based on her husband's recent payslips - a wage which has risen only because he's working extra shifts to help them move.

Explosive action in Bramhope

An Army Bomb Disposal team were called in to carry out six controlled explosions on a cache of World War 2 artefacts in Leeds. 

Bramhope explosion
Mone Brothers
Bramhope explosion
Mone Brothers

The explosions were carried out at Mone Brothers’ Blackhill Quarry in Bramhope after the aretfacts were discovered in a routine inspection at the University of Leeds.

Blackhill Quarry is no stranger to the limelight having featured on TV in Emmerdale, Heartbeat and Touch of Frost over the years.

The artefacts were deemed too unsafe to be kept at the university and were transported to the quarry where bomb disposal experts were on hand to carry out six explosions with varying degree of intensity.

Craig MorrellBlackhill Quarry Manager

Leeds United: Cellino to face charges of embezzlement

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino is to face charges of embezzlement this week over the building of a football stadium in Sardinia.

Massimo Cellino
Getty

The 59-year-old Italian is one of 11 accused, including a former mayor Mauro Contini, of embezzlement, and environmental and building violations. 

The charges relate to construction of the IS Arenas stadium in Cagliari.

Owain's outlook: High UV levels in parts of West Yorkshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

There's plenty of heat in the sun today. 

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Supply teacher spend exceeds £40m in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire's taxpayers spent more than £41m on supply teachers in the last financial year, a BBC Yorkshire investigation has found.

Infographic
BBC

Across the county, Bradford schools spend the most in total, at more than £12m, and Kirklees the most per pupil, at £234 per head.

The BBC found schools spent twice as much on buying in extra staff through private agencies than sourcing additional staff through local councils.

Listen: A dog owner has installed CCTV after her pet ate a sausage roll laced with rat poison

A dog owner has installed CCTV after her pet ate a sausage roll laced with rat poison, left outside her home near a popular West Yorkshire beauty spot. 

Police have issued a warning after the incident close to Coxley Woods on the outskirts of Wakefield. 

The dog owner, who doesn't want to be named, says her pet is on the mend, but they've had to take drastic action to protect him.

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.

Cancer survivor Nicky Spinks finishes 132-mile fell challenge

A cancer survivor from West Yorkshire has completed a 132-mile fell run across the Lake District's highest peaks in less than 48 hours.

Nicky Spinks
INOV8
Nicky Spinks
INOV8

Nicky Spinks, 49, is only the second person to complete a double Bob Graham Round within 48 hours.

A complete single round is a 66-mile circuit of 42 summits within the space of 24 hours.

Supply teacher spend exceeds £800m

Primary and secondary schools in England struggling to recruit teachers spent £821m on supply staff last year, it has emerged.

Inforgraphic
BBC

Analysis by BBC News shows the equivalent of £168 was spent on each child in order to hire in extra staff to cover vacancies and absences.

Teachers unions say the amount of money spent reflects a "serious teacher recruitment and retention crisis".

West Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells and feeling warm

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and sunny start to the day yet again across Leeds and West Yorkshire. We will enjoy further sunny spells into this afternoon and it'll remain dry for most, although it will turn a little cloudier.

Light winds with temperature highs today of about 19C (66F). 

This evening we'll see outbreaks of rain spread from the west overnight, some of these heavy. Strengthening south westerly winds although remaining quite mild, with a temperature low of about 11C (52F).

Latest headlines: Dog poisoned at Wakefield beauty spot and supply teacher spend exceeds £40m in West Yorkshire

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The latest headlines in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this morning include:

  • A dog owner has installed CCTV after her pet ate a sausage roll laced with rat poison, left outside her home near a popular Wakefield beauty spot

Travel update: Very slow traffic at Staygate roundabout, Bradford

BBC Travel

Very slow traffic on the eastbound A6177 Rooley Lane, Bradford, at the Staygate roundabout because of an accident involving a car and a lorry. 

Congestion backing up to A6036 Halifax Road to the Smith Avenue junction.

Travel update: Very slow traffic on the eastbound A58, Whitehall Road

BBC Travel

Very slow traffic on the eastbound A58 Whitehall Road, in Bradford, between the B6379 Westfield Lane junction and Chain Bar.

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

Travel update: One lane blocked and slow traffic on the eastbound M62

BBC Travel

One lane blocked and slow traffic on the eastbound M62 between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion is now backing up to J25, A644 (Brighouse).

We have the latest traffic and travel updates on BBC Radio Leeds.

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 17 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 - where we could see temperatures of about 19C (66F).

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