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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume from 08:00 on Tuesday 31 May
  2. Updates on Friday 27 May 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Our live coverage

Thanks for being with us today, I hope you have enjoyed our coverage today.

Have a great Bank Holiday Monday, we'll see you next Tuesday from 08:00.

Just before I go, well done Nicola, we're all proud of you.

Nicola Adams

Weather: Misty night, dry tomorrow

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

A dry night to come with a little mistiness but low cloud spreading back westwards. Lows of 9C (48F). 


Tomorrow, we'll have a cloudy, dull start to the day, everywhere staying dry. A cool breeze from the northeast. Highs of 16C (61F).    

Boxing World Championships closing ceremony

After the great work by Nicola Adams, here's the Women's World Boxing Championships closing ceremony

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Watch: No bones about it - Leeds museum dinosaur being created

From tomorrow, Leeds City Museum will be hosting a dinosaur week exhibition. 

It includes a partial skeleton of a 25ft long Hypselospinus, which has never been put together and displayed before.

The team at the museum made this time-lapse video of the bones being laid out.

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Vote Leave tell ex-BNP official Mark Collett to stop using their material

Vote Leave have distanced themselves from a former top BNP official who has been using their campaign material and set up a campaign stall in Leeds city centre.  

Mark Collett and his girlfriend Eva Van Housen - who has a swastika tattoo - have been handing out Vote Leave leaflets and badges from the official-looking stall  


Vote Leave said he was not part of their campaign and they had asked him to stop using their material.  

Mr Collett has been contacted for a response but has yet to provide one.  

Something completely different: Monty Python-inspired artwork in Leeds

The legendary British comedy of Monty Python is being celebrated at an exhibition that's opening in Leeds

On show will be a range of artwork, all inspired by the artists' favourite Python moments. 

The display opens today at the Northern Monk Brewery and will run until Sunday. 

Silly walks
David Merveille
Graham Pilling

Police incident in Halifax ends

Just an update on the police incident we bought you earlier from the Halifax Courier. Police cordoned off an area on Ovenden Way, where a man was thought to have brandished a gun and a sword at armed police. The situation has now ended peacefully. 

Ovenden Way

West Yorkshire Police say the man's been arrested after officers forced their way into a house. 

A force spokesman told BBC Radio Leeds he was found lying on the floor and taken to hospital to be assessed. No shots were fired during the confrontation.  

Tram-train route proposal

So MPs in Leeds have been discussing how to move the city's transportation system forward.

We've had the tram, then the trolleybus (both now consigned to history) but how about the tram-train? That's the latest suggestion to spend the £173m set aside to develop Leeds' infrastructure.

Greg Mullholland, one of the MPs involved today has just released this picture of a possible route. You can read the full proposal here.

Tramtrain route

Travel update: Lane blocked on A1(M) at J42 southbound

BBC Travel

I was just thinking to myself that the Friday bank holiday rush was going smoothly. Then I get reports of queuing traffic and one lane blocked on the A1(M) southbound between J42 (A63 Selby fork) and J41 (M62, Knottingley), because of a broken down car and caravan.  

Here's the scene at J41.

Traffic jams
Highways England

Castleford Tigers: coach says referee 'lost his composure' against Wigan

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has criticised the "disappointing" refereeing in Thursday's defeat by Wigan Warriors.  

Daryl Powell

The Tigers lost 33-26 to Super League leaders Wigan, with Luke Dorn's late try overturned by the video referee.  

The manner of the referee was really poor towards the players, so there's something needs to be done there. He had a big impact all the way through the game."

Daryl PowellCastleford Tigers head coach

Watch: West Yorkshire Police and the 'Running man'

Who says that police officers suffer from a sense of humour bypass?

West Yorkshire Police have just released this video of about 65 special constables taking part in the "Running Man Challenge".

It's a trend that has gone viral after an American basketball team did it a month ago. You have to say, they're pretty good!

Your comments: Transport for Leeds

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

A bit ago I told you about MPs meeting in Leeds to discuss whether the city could get a Tram Train system. 

Earlier this month, the government scrapped the trolley bus scheme, leaving £173m to spend on transport. A tram train system would run on existing rail tracks. 

I asked what you thought to our transport system

More buses on all routes and an Oyster-style card scheme would be money better spent."

Gilly LangleyLeeds

£173m barely covers consultancy fees and surveying for major infrastructure schemes these days, only viable option is to use it to encourage more people to use the bus through more frequent services, new routes and subsidising fares."

Graham Walker

Travel knock-on of Halifax incident

Armed police called to Halifax house following reports of man with sword

Halifax Courier

Armed police have been called to house in Halifax after they received reports of a man with a sword.

Halifax scene
Halifax Courier

'Southern' accents replacing dialects, language app finds

Just spotted this story from our southern friends at the BBC in Cambridgeshire. It can't be true?!

Apparently, according to researchers, distinctive regional accents appear to have declined since the 1950s with more people now sounding like "southerners".

Flat cap
Getty Images

Results from 30,000 users of the English Dialects app have been analysed by developers at Cambridge University.

People from 4,000 locations answered questions about the pronunciation of words such as "scone".

Initial results showed more people now speak with accents similar to those in London and the south-east of England.


Time travel in Bronte Country: West Yorkshire returns to the 1800s

Check this out, how moody does it look? 

It's all in the name of authenticity as filming continues for the BBC's new Bronte series.

Today's misty conditions add to the atmosphere as well...

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Leeds 'lagging behind' in public transport

Leeds is lagging behind in its transport infrastructure, according to one of the city's MPs. 

Leeds buses

Greg Mulholland, Leeds North West Lib Dem MP, is due to meet other ministers in Leeds today to discuss proposals for a tram-train for the city. 

Earlier this month, the government scrapped the city's proposed trolleybus scheme, which has been developed over the last decade. It leaves £173m to spend on transport .  

Got an opinion on this? Email me.

World boxing champ Nicola Adams' proud tweet

Leeds boxer Nicola Adams has completed her full set of international honours with a flyweight gold medal at the AIBA World Championships in Kazakhstan.

Adams, 33, added the world title to her Olympic,Commonwealth and European crowns by beating Thailand's Peamwilai Laopeam this morning.

This is what she's had to say:

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Watch: Parents protest over village green proposal

Parents and children have been protesting at a plan to turn a school playing field into a village green.

Leeds City Council has been sent nearly 400 letters of objection over the proposal at Gledhow Primary. 

Listen: Evans would stay at Leeds United if asked

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told me this morning that if he was asked to stay at the club he would.

This is despite chairman Massimo Cellino's public search for his successor, which has so far included MK Dons manager Karl Robinson and now Bristol Rovers Darrell Clarke. 

West Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells and quite warm this afternoon

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We'll see more in the way of brightness this afternoon with sunny spells developing.

It'll feel pleasantly warm with light winds and highs of about 16C (61F).

Weather graphic

Latest headlines: Chief Constable calls for Orgreave inquiry and Leeds boxer Adams scoops world title

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

Watch: Halifax dad sells classic VW to help son

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A dad from Halifax is saying goodbye to his vintage VW Beetle today, so he can raise money for the charity that helped his son beat leukaemia. 

Andrew Powell's son, William, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in May 2011, shortly before his second birthday. He went into remission three years later. 

Leeds boxer Nicola Adams proudly wears gold medal

..And here she is with her newest top accolade! 

Looks pretty happy doesn't she...

Nicola Adams

Watch: World Champ Nicola Adams thanks Leeds for support

Tanya Arnold

BBC Sport

Nicola Adams has just given her first interviews after her successful World Title bid.

She spoke to me just before she collected her gold medal:

Latest headlines: Chief Constable calls for Orgreave inquiry and Leeds parents protest over school field plan

Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire:

Nicola Adams wins world boxing title

Nicola Adams, from Leeds, has won the women's world flyweight title with a split-decision victory over Thailand's Peamwilai Laopeam.

The 33-year-old Olympic champion, has already qualified to defend her title in Rio.

BreakingLeeds boxer Nicola Adams crowned World Champion

Nicola Adams has just won the AIBA World title.

Nicola Adams

Large crowd gathered for Nicola Adams title fight

Vera, 90, celebrates quarter century of volunteering

Meet Vera Stanley. She's 90 and has been celebrating volunteering with the Kirklees Public Health team for 25 years!

Staff members say that, her proof-reading skills are highly prized and that she's not afraid to tell them off if she’s not kept busy...

Vera Stanley
Kirklees council

I live alone, so volunteering is a great way to have some company while helping out and making a difference, plus it's nice to be among younger people. I like to keep doing new things so that I don’t get set in my ways.”

Vera Stanley

Celebration day as Batley Station gets revamp

A celebration's being held today to mark a new lease of life being given to Batley rail station.

Batley station
Friends of Batley Station

The party's being held by volunteer group, the Friends of Batley Station, which has been busy repainting it and brightening up its subway with a community mural.

Have fun everyone!

Nicola Adams arrives for title fight

Leeds boxer Nicola Adams will fight to become World Champion today. 

The 33-year-old is taking part in the final of the AIBA tournament in Kazakhstan. 

Here she is arriving at the Barys Arena in Astana this morning. Good luck Nicola!

This isn't just a park, it's Armley Park..

Armley's looking very nice this morning!

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Watch: Chief Constable backs Orgreave inquiry

West Yorkshire's most senior police officer, Temporary Chief Constable Dee Collins, has backed an inquiry into the so-called Battle of Orgreave.

This is a clip of her exclusive interview with BBC Radio Leeds:

Quiet morning commute so far

BBC Travel

Just had a quick look at our travel info, and it all looks to be going very smoothly this morning.

Confirmed by a tweet from Transdev...

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West Yorkshire's Chief Constable backs Orgreave inquiry

West Yorkshire's Chief Constable has joined calls for an inquiry into the so-called Battle of Orgreave.

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In an exclusive interview with BBC Radio Leeds, Dee Collins, the force's most senior police officer - who holds the role in a temporary capacity - says she'd welcome an investigation into violent clashes between miners and the police in South Yorkshire in 1984. 

Although, she also says she's concerned an inquiry may cause a strain on resources in West Yorkshire.