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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 31 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.

I'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

In the meantime I'll leave you with this selfie - not not of me - but of Clifton from the mounted section at West Yorkshire Police.

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

Listen: Bramley fire update

Eight teenagers have been arrested following a huge fire in Bramley last night.

Six boys and two girls, all from the Armley and Bramley areas, are being held on suspicion of arson. 

Assistant District Commander Toby May told BBC Radio Leeds the building's been left in a very dangerous condition.

West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy and breezy

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Cloudy and breezy with strong winds in the east. Rain and drizzle continuing to spread west, the risk of some localised heavy downpours in the east. 

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Temperature lows tonight of 11C (52F). Tomorrow will be a cloudy and breezy day with further spells of rain and drizzle, still the risk of some heavy downpours in the east at first. Strong winds along the coast. Temperature highs of 13C (55F).

Travel update: Very heavy traffic between Brighouse and the Cooper Bridge Roundabout

BBC Travel

Traffic is very busy and heavier than usual traffic on the eastbound A644, in Clifton, between Brighouse and the Cooper Bridge Roundabout.

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

Memorial concerct raises more than £3,000 for charity

A memorial concert for a Leeds man who took his own life when he was just 21-years-old has raised more than £3,500 for charity.

Friends and family of Ben Williams organised Saturday's gig in memory of the former Ilkley Grammar School pupil. 

All the money will be donated to the Papyrus charity which aims to prevent suicide among young people.

Listen: A 9-year-old West Yorkshire lad is to climb the highest mountains in the UK

BBC Radio Leeds

A 9-year-old from Chapel Allerton is about to climb the highest mountains in the UK - that's Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Ben Nevis in Scotland. 

Leon Jones is doing this epic challenge to raise money for a charity close to his heart called Winston's Wish. It's a group which supported him when his dad died in a road accident, when he was just 3-years-old. 

Leon and his mum Sallie have spoken to BBC Radio Leeds.

Jason Gillespie: Yorkshire coach not interested in Cricket Australia role

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie has confirmed he will not be leaving to take a role with Cricket Australia. 

Jason Gillespie
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The 41-year-old Australian has led Yorkshire to back-to-back County Championship titles and had been linked with a position in his home country.

The former Test bowler revealed he had met with Australia coach Darren Lehman but had not been offered a job.

I informed him I wouldn't be applying for a role so we can end the speculation. I was not offered a job and I have made it very clear that I would not be applying for any role with Cricket Australia."

Jason GillepsieYorkshire coach

Smiling Steph is Halifax Gala queen

Halifax Courier

This year’s Halifax Charity Gala Queen has been crowned.

Steph Smith, from Denholme, attended interviews held at Holdsworth House Hotel, Holmfield, in January before a panel of Halifax Calder Rotary Club members.

Steph Smith
Halifax Courier

Travel update: Very slow and queuing traffic on the westbound M62

BBC Travel

Traffic is very slow and queuing on the westbound M62 between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken-down vehicle. The hard shoulder is closed.

Congestion backing up to J28, A650 (Tingley).

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

Latest headlines: Eight now held as fire destroys Bramley industrial unit and Leeds family call for under-fives to be immunised against Meningitis B

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  • A 9-year-old from Chapel Allerton is about to climb the highest mountains in the UK - that's Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis

BreakingBramley fire update: Eight now held as fire destroys industrial unit

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Firefighters have tackled a large blaze at a derelict building on the outskirts of Leeds, in Bramley.

At its height, 10 engines were sent to the scene on Waterloo Lane in Bramley, at about 20:40 on Monday.

Eight youths have now been arrested in connection with the incident, West Yorkshire Police said.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze was "well under control" but some crews were still at the scene.

EU Referendum debate: West Yorkshire decides

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

On the evening of Wednesday 15 June BBC Radio Leeds will be holding a special EU referendum debate at Bradford College - and we’d like you to be part of the audience. 

EU Referendum logo
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The live debate will be hosted by Andrew Edwards and will take place at Bradford College between 18:00-20:00. It will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds and filmed for Made in Leeds TV and social media.

Fancy taking part? Click here to fill in an application form.

Bradford City: Striker Steven Davies released from his contract

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Bradford City have released striker Steven Davies

Steven Davies
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Davies, 28, joined the Bantams on a one-year deal last summer and scored five goals in 25 league appearances.

The Bantams have also released defenders Alan Sheehan, 29, and Christopher Routis, 26, with the duo agreeing deals with Luton and Ross County respectively.

In pictures: The fire that blazed through a derelict building in Bramley

More now on the news that three youths have been arrested over a huge fire in the Bramley area of Leeds overnight. 

Bramley fire
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Bramley fire
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Bramley fire
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Bramley fire
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Bramley fire
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Police have confirmed the boys have been detained, after the blaze tore through an industrial building. 

Black smoke could be seen across the city. Firefighters are still at the scene.

Pallbearers carrying Roger Millward's coffin into a church

Hundreds of mourners pay their respects to former Castleford and Hull Kingston Rovers stand-off Roger Millward at his funeral.

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BreakingThree youths arrested in connection with fire in Bramley

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Three youths have been arrested over a huge fire in the Bramley area of Leeds overnight.

Bramley fire
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Police have confirmed the boys have been detained, after the blaze tore through an industrial building. Black smoke could be seen across the city. 

Firefighters are still at the scene.

Man still fighting for life following fight outside Bradford pub

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A man is still fighting for his life after a fight outside The Queen Hotel on Thornton Road, Fairweather Green.

Police said this morning that the victim remained in a critical condition.

Police outside The Queen Hotel on Sunday
Bradford Telegraph and Argus

In pictures: Swiss artist Vital's first major UK show

Chris Long

Entertainment reporter

The enigmatic Swiss artist Not Vital has been exhibiting internationally since the early 1970s, but his show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is his first major UK exhibition.

Artwork
Jonty Wilde
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Jonty Wilde
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Jonty Wilde

West Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy day with rain later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A rather cloudy day across West Yorkshire with outbreaks of rain. The rain spreading to the west throughout the afternoon - with a few very heavy downpours likely later on, which could cause some travel disruption. 

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Blustery northerly winds, and temperature highs today of around 13C (55F).

The rain continues this evening on its journey to the west overnight, remaining cloudy and we hang on to those strong northerly winds. Temperature lows tonight of 11C (52F).

Bairstow and Root to play in T20 Blast

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

England batsmen Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root have been made available to play for Yorkshire in Friday's T20 Blast match against Lancashire. 

Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root
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The duo helped England complete a Test series win over Sri Lanka on Monday.

Chris Woakes, who played in the second Test at Durham, and Jake Ball - who was included in the squad for the first two Tests - have also been made available.

Latest headlines: Leeds family call for under-fives to be immunised against Meningitis B and fire crews tackle Bramley blaze

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  • A 9-year-old from Chapel Allerton is about to climb the highest mountains in the UK - that's Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis

Travel update: Waterloo Lane in Leeds is still closed in both directions this afternoon

BBC Travel

Waterloo Lane, in Leeds, is closed in both directions between the A657 Upper Town Street junction and the Broad Lane junction because of a building fire.

A diversion is in operation - bus services 85, 87 and 91 are being diverted via Broad Lane and Town Street.

This road closure is also affecting Raynville Road between Outgang Lane and Waterloo Way.

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

Watch: Primary school pupils in Leeds call for under-fives to be immunised against Meningitis B

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Pupils at Valley View Community Primary in Leeds are calling for all under fives to be immunised against Meningitis B. 

It's after one of the children in the school's nursery, three-year-old Henry Walter, died from a rare bug that led to meningitis.

I went along to meet them:

Listen: 'Everyone has feelings, but you have to put them to one side' Steve Evans

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans hopes to meet club chairman Massimo Cellino this week to finally put his future to bed

Evans returns to the club today after a break hoping to keep his job beyond the month remaining on his contract. 

Cellino is due back after spending time in Italy which has included the search for Evans's successor.

Watch: Black smoke from Bramley derelict building fire seen across the city

Fire crews have been fighting a large blaze overnight at an industrial building in Bramley, on the outskirts of Leeds. 

They remain there this morning, damping down - there's no reports of any injuries. 

At its height, 10 fire engines were at the scene and nearby roads are still closed. 

The plumes of black smoke were spotted right across the city.

Super League Show: What would Leeds Rhinos tackle on Mastermind?

BBC Sport

The famous black chair, the clock ticking down, "I've started so I'll finish" - Mastermind is one of the most intense tests of knowledge on television.

So what would the Leeds Rhinos players opt to tackle if they were to appear on the show?

BBC Super League Show last tackle found out.

Owain's outlook: Low pressure is in charge

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Low pressure is in charge today - so expect heavy outbreaks of rain and it will be windy. 

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I'll have a full weather update for you later on this morning. 

Fire crews are still damping down a derelict building fire in Bramley, Leeds

More now on the news that firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a derelict building on the outskirts of Leeds.

At its height, 10 engines were sent to battle the flames on Waterloo Lane in Bramley, at about 20:40 on Monday.

No-one was injured in the fire, which sent thick plumes of black smoke into the air.

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze was "well under control" but some crews were still at the scene. An investigation is due to start later.

Nearby roads had been closed and a number of local bus services were affected.

People leaving nearby were advised to keep doors and windows closed.

We got a bit scared, it's spread right up the lane. I've lived here nearly 50 years and never seen anything like it."

Betty Taylor

The fire is certainly impressive. There's a tremendous amount of black smoke, I'm glad the wind is blowing in the right direction."

David Appleby
SLS2: Can Leeds climb into top eight?
Leeds' losing streak, Warrington's winning ways and high-flying Hull FC are topics of conversation for the SLS2 panel.

Neighbours in Holmfirth fear speeding traffic is putting lives at risk

Huddersfield Examiner

Neighbours who live on a busy main road at New Mill are urging drivers to slow down.

People living in the almhouses in Sheffield Road say it’s only a matter of time before someone is killed or seriously injured.

Residents of the Cottage Homes on the A616 Sheffield Road, New Mill From left: Sue Meeres, Marjorie Spence, Alan Sharpe and Tony Meeres
Huddersfield Examiner

Latest headlines: Leeds family call for under-fives to be immunised against Meningitis B and fire crews tackle derelict building blaze in Bramley

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

  • The family of a 3-year-old boy from Leeds, who died from a rare bug that led to meningitis, are backing calls for more children to be immunised
  • Fire crews are still damping down a derelict building fire in Bramley, Leeds
  • Leeds United head coach Steve Evans hopes to meet club chairman Massimo Cellino this week to finally put his future to bed

West Yorkshire's weather: Dry start with rain later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A rather cloudy start to the day across West Yorkshire with outbreaks of rain as well as a few mist and fog patches to the east. This rain spreading to the west throughout the day- with a few very heavy downpours likely later on, which could cause some travel disruption. 

Blustery northerly winds, and temperature highs today of around 13C (55F).

The rain continues this evening on its journey to the west overnight, remaining cloudy and we hang on to those strong northerly winds. Temperature lows tonight of 11C (52F).

Travel update: Waterloo Lane in Leeds is closed in both directions

BBC Travel

Waterloo Lane, in Leeds, is closed in both directions between the A657 Upper Town Street junction and the Broad Lane junction because of a building fire.

A diversion in operation - bus services 85, 87 and 91 are being diverted via Broad Lane and Town Street.

This road closure is also affecting Raynville Road between Outgang Lane and Waterloo Way.

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

Crews tackle derelict building fire in Bramley, Leeds

Fire crews have been fighting a large blaze overnight at an industrial building in Bramley, on the outskirts of Leeds.

Bramley fire
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They remain there this morning, damping down - no-one was injured in the fire, which started just after 20:30 on Monday 30 May, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

Six fire crews are tackling the flames at a building in Waterloo Lane in Bramley, which has sent thick plumes of black smoke into the air.

Bramley fire
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Bramley fire
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Bramley fire
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Travel update: One lane blocked on the northbound M606, before junction 3

BBC Travel

We have very slow traffic on the northbound M606 before J3, A6036 (Staygate Roundabout). One lane is blocked because of a broken down car.

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

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 31 May 2016.

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

Why not get in touch with the team today? I'm looking forward to hearing your news, views and comments on this rather dull Tuesday morning - where we could see temperatures of about 13C (55F) - certainly not the temperatures we would normally expect in May!

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