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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 2 June 2016

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By Oli Woodcock and Nick Wilmshurst

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Goodbye: Our live coverage

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Thanks for being with me and Oli today, hope you've enjoyed our coverage of all the comings and goings in our part of the world today.

I'll be back tomorrow from 0800, until then, here's a picture of a grumpy baby. There's no reason why, she's just a bit cute.


Yorkshire paramedic fathered child with vulnerable patient after attending 999 call

Yorkshire Post

A paramedic has been struck off for having sex with a vulnerable patient just hours after being called out to rush her to hospital.

Yorkshire Post

Listen: 'I've moved on, I'm happy' - Chris Chester, Wakefield Wildcats

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Wakefield Wildcats coach Chris Chester insists there are no hard feelings ahead of tonight's clash at home to Hull KR. 

Chester took over Wakefield only three weeks later and has overseen nine wins from 11 games since in a remarkable turnaround.

It's the first time he's faced his former side since he parted company with them in March after just three games of the new season.

Weather: Warmer weather on the way!

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

But not just yet, tonight it'll be fine and a cold and grey start to the day tomorrow. But just you wait for the weekend!

Here's my forecast for the next few hours. By the way, I haven't got any make up on which is why you can only see my feet...

Latest headlines: New head coach for Leeds United and further arrest in Bradford murder

Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon:

Into the Lion's den for Garry Monk?

Here's a nice fact to wow your friends with in the pub tonight.

One of our team here have worked out that Leeds United managers have, on average, a lifespan of three months and three weeks.

That's about the same as the gestation period for a Lion.

Lion and Monk
Getty images/BBC

Watch: Leeds racewalker Tom Bosworth is on course for Rio

Heidi Tomlinson

Journalist, BBC Look North

He missed out on the London Olympics by just 18 seconds, but now racewalker Tom Bosworth is on course for Rio. 

He trains at the National Race Walking Centre at Leeds Beckett University, and is one trial away from being selected for Team GB. 

I've been to meet the man who "walks" faster than most of us can run.

Leeds United: My verdict on Garry Monk

Katherine Hannah

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

An impressive start to life at Leeds United from new head coach Garry Monk. He's clearly very confident in his own ability having managed Swansea in the Premier League, and he's looking forward to the challenge ahead. 

He's not daft, he'll be aware that previous head coaches at Leeds haven't lasted too long under chairman Massimo Cellino. But Monk is right to say that ultimately it's a results business, and it's results that will dictate his fate.  

Garry Monk
Getty Images

He's clearly excited by the potential of the current squad and the talented young players Leeds already have, and says it's all about keeping hold of the best talent while making a few tweaks in certain areas. 

And fans can expect exciting football, Monk says his style is all about playing possession football with purpose, he wants plenty of shots and goals, and for the fans who go along to support the team to be happy they've paid their money. 

Watch: El Salvador baby swap family return home after nine-month wait

Earlier this morning we were telling you about a Bradford father and his wife who were given the wrong baby by a hospital in El Salvador. They've now been allowed to travel home to the US with their child. 

Richard Cushworth and his Salvadoran wife Mercy were only allowed to return with their son Moses, after DNA tests proved he had been swapped with another boy.

The couple had been waiting for over eight months for a birth certificate.

Probe starts after Bradford Academy pupil filmed brandishing metal pole

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A school has started an investigation after one of its pupils was filmed brandishing a metal pole beside one of its minibuses.

A group of boys, believed to be aged about 13, was captured on video by garages at a block of flats in Lilac Grove, Laisterdyke.

Student with metal pole
Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Leeds United: Garry Monk in his own words

The newly appointed Leeds United head coach

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Never knowingly understaffed? Thousands apply for John Lewis jobs in Leeds

Thousands of people have appled for a job at John Lewis's new flagship store in Leeds.

John Lewis store

More than 3,600 people have applied for just 550 jobs. The retailer's new Victoria Gate store is set to open in the autumn.

Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are also confirmed for the upmarket centre.

Travel update: M62 eastbound J31 debris

BBC Travel

This is the view from a traffic camera right in the area of this debris. It looks like the traffic's moving okay, but if you're heading in that direction make sure you look out for whatever's on the carriageway.

Traffic cam
Highways England

Travel update: M62 eastbound J31 debris

BBC Travel

I'll keep an eye on this one, hopefully we won't see too much disruption. 

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Further arrest in Bradford pub brawl murder inquiry

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Police investigating the death of a man who was found outside a Fairweather Green pub with serious head injuries have made another arrest.   

Peter Burns
West Yorkshire Police

The man, aged 22 and from Bradford was arrested last night on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Peter Burns.

Mr Burns, who was 54 and lived in the Girlington area of the city, was taken to hospital after police were called to a report of a fight in the car park of the Queen Hotel in Thornton Road at about 23:30 last Saturday.

He died in hospital early this week.

A 22-year-old man from Bradford who was originally arrested and bailed has been re-arrested on suspicion of murder after police received new information.

A 29-year-old Bradford man who was arrested on Monday remains in custody today. 

Leeds United: Garry Monk press conference

Well that's Garry Monk's first press conference.

Love to know what you think to what he's said, share your thoughts on email.

Our Leeds United reporter will give us his thoughts in the next few minutes, in the meantime, this is what it looked like..

LUFC press conference

Leeds United: Players back at the end of the month

So as the press conference continues, here's more of what Garry Monk had to say:

  •   Says he focuses on the football and not the average tenure of head coaches under Cellino.
  •   Players due back at end of month. And that he feels he has enough time to plan pre-season.
  •   Says he will have an important opinion on transfers.  
  •   He likes to be on the "front foot" with his playing style.  

Leeds United: Monk targeting Premier League

It seems that he's laying his ambitions down early..

I've not come here to do the average, I'm here to take us to the Premier League. If we make a few tweaks, we can achieve a good season. It's what I'm here for."

Garry MonkLeeds United Manager

Leeds United: Monk - 'My focus is the football'

On the number of his predecessors 

It's not my focus, my focus is the football. It's a focus on growing this club and what we can do. Everyone's on the same page"

Garry MonkLeeds United Manager

BreakingLeeds United: Garry Monk press conference

So the press conference with Garry Monk is now underway. Here's his opening gambit

Being appointed the manager of Leeds United is a very big honour. I'm a young manager, but I'm not willing to take the easy route."

Garry Monk

Leeds United: Cellino on Monk 'Garry is part of a new generation of coaches'

So just before Garry Monk gives his first press conference as head coach at Leeds United, this is what his new boss had to say about him earlier today.

Getty Images

Garry is part of a new generation of coaches in England and has a lot of potential to develop, which is something we were targeting for the new season"

Massimo CellinoLeeds United owner

Monk to take over a very hot seat

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Just thought you might be interested in this. Here's a table of all the head coaches at Leeds United over the last three years.

Good luck Garry!

Leeds head coaches

All you wanted to know about Garry Monk..But were afraid to ask

At 14:30, we're expecting to hear from Leeds United's head coach, Garry Monk.

I'll bring you that as it happens.

In the meantime, here's all you needed to know about him, but were afraid to ask...

Garry Monk
BBC/Getty Images

West Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells this afternoon

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any mist and fog on high ground will clear and we are likely to enjoy some sunny spells this afternoon.

Weather graph

Light to moderate northerly winds and temperature highs today of around 13C (55F). 

It'll remain dry this evening and overnight with a few clear spells. But thicker cloud builds from the east ahead of a weather front later. Temperature lows of 8C (46F).

Watch: Dewsbury teen who's made thousands developing computer games

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Most teenagers spend hours playing computer games - the unusual thing about Mohammed Ali, from Dewsbury, is that he's just 16-years-old and has already made thousands.

He's turned himself into a computer whizz-kid while studying for his GCSEs. 

Jaimini Chandarana has been to meet him.

'I want to be challenged' - New Leeds United head coach Garry Monk

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Garry Monk, the former Swansea City boss who's been appointed as Leeds United's new head coach, says he wants to be "challenged" at Elland Road.

Garry Monk
Getty Images

The 37-year-old has signed a one-year rolling contract with the Championship club to replace Steve Evans, who left his position on Tuesday.

Monk was sacked by the Swans in December 2015 after 18 months in charge of the Premier League side.

I want to be challenged and really get my teeth into a big project. That was the underlying factor throughout the whole process and that's the reason why I'm here today."

Garry MonkHead coach, Leeds United
Garry Monk

Former Swansea City boss Garry Monk is appointed Leeds United head coach after Steve Evans' departure on Tuesday.

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Latest headlines: Garry Monk announced as new Leeds United head coach and big increase in West Yorkshire teens treated for eating disorders

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

BreakingGarry Monk announced as new Leeds United head coach

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Garry Monk to join Leeds United as head coach on a one-year rolling contract.

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Leeds United to announce 'key appointment' this afternoon

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

This afternoon Leeds United will unveil a key appointment to the media - believed to be former Swansea City boss Garry Monk as head coach.

Of course we'll bring you the latest developments live.

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Owain's outlook: We could see some sunshine this afternoon

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

I have some good news for you- we could see some much needed sunshine this afternoon.

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I'll have a full weather update for your later in the day.

Huddersfield man threw bottle at car driver in road rage row

Huddersfield Examiner

A Dalton man has appeared in court following a road rage incident during which he threw a bottle at another driver’s car.

Rehaan Iqbal, of Kingston Avenue, was found guilty after a trial of dangerous driving.

Trinity Street in Gledholt
Huddersfield Examiner

Watch: The number of teens in Yorkshire being treated for an eating disorder has almost doubled

There's been a big increase in the number of young people in West Yorkshire needing treatment for eating disorders. 

In 2012, 154 under-18s were treated - last year that figure rose to 242. 323 youngsters were treated across Yorkshire as a whole, with Bradford showing the biggest increase over the past 4 years. 

Chloe Scott is 19-years-old and developed an eating disorder when she was 16.

Missing five-year-old girl found at relative's home

A five-year-old girl who went missing along with a man and a woman for almost a week is found in West Yorkshire.

Peter Dalby and Lauren Wilkinson
Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police said the girl had been found at a family member's home in West Yorkshire and is in the care of social services.

Peter Dalby, 37, and his partner Lauren Wilkinson, 24, remain missing. They were last seen on 26 May.

The couple live in Hendon, Sunderland, but are originally from Bradford.

Travel update: Major delays between London Kings Cross and Leeds

BBC Travel

Damage to overhead electric wires between Doncaster and Retford is causing major delays on Virgin East Coast trains travelling both ways between London Kings Cross and Leeds.

For the latest news from up and down the line - click right here.

County Cricket: 'It's great to have David Willey back' - Tim Bresnan

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Yorkshire are hoping to follow up their 175 run County Championship win over Lancashire with their first T20 victory of the season this evening. 

David Willey returns as a top order batsman to face Worcestershire Rapids at New Road. He won't be used for bowling duties though, as he continues his recovery from an abdominal injury. 

Tim Bresnan says it's great to have him back:

Missing couple with five-year-old girl thought to be in West Yorkshire

Police believe a woman who's gone missing with her five-year-old daughter and her partner - may be in West Yorkshire. 

Lauren Wilkinson and Peter Dalby
Northumbria Police

Lauren Wilkinson, who's 24, and Peter Dalby, who's 37, haven't been since Thursday last week. It's thought they have Lauren's five-year-old daughter with them. 

The family currently lives in Sunderland but is originally from Bradford and police believe they may have returned to the area.

West Yorkshire's weather: Dry, sunny spells to come

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's another cloudy start to the day across West Yorkshire, but we are off to a dry start with a few bright spells. Any mist and fog on high ground will clear, and we are likely to enjoy some sunny spells this afternoon.

Light to moderate northerly winds and temperature highs today of around 13C (55F). 

It'll remain dry this evening and overnight with a few clear spells. But thicker cloud builds from the east ahead of a weather front later. Temperature lows of 8C (46F).

Latest headlines: Big increase in West Yorkshire teens treated for eating disorders and 14-year-old dies after car crash in Colton

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

Travel update: Very busy traffic around Elland Road and the Armley Gyratory

BBC Travel

Very busy and queuing traffic on the northbound A643, in Leeds, between Elland Road and the Armley Gyratory.

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