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  1. Kirklees Council has re-instated its former Labour leader David Sheard
  2. Family tributes to 'beautiful' teenager killed by car
  3. World War One hero's VC marked in Bradford 100 years on
  4. Water fluoridation plan shelved by Wakefield Council
  5. Updates on Friday 3 June 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Thanks for being with us today. We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with more news, travel, weather and sport from across West Yorkshire

Here's a lovely snap to close with. It's of the Fulneck Valley near Pudsey. Thanks to Mark Bromham for sending it in. 

Fulneck Valley
Mark Bromham

School pays tribute to student who 'brightened lives'

Garforth Academy has paid a moving tribute to 14-year-old Amelia Wake who died after being hit by a car near Leeds on Monday.

The school said: "Amelia was a bright, confident and conscientious student who was held in high regard by staff and students alike. 

"She was a talented gymnast and Sports Leader and had the potential to achieve anything she set her mind to; but was always so modest about her achievements.

Amelia Wake
West Yorkshire Police

"Her positive attitude and infectious smile brightened the lives of all those who met her and the Academy will not be the same without her. 

"Words cannot express how much we will miss Amelia but she will never be far from our thoughts.

"Our heartfelt sympathy is with her family, friends and all that had the pleasure to know her during her short but wonderful life."

Weather: Cloudy overnight but much brighter tomorrow

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Becoming cloudy again overnight with mist and murk developing, also the odd spot of rain or drizzle. A minimum temperature of 10C (50F).  


The odd morning shower will slowly brighten with warm spells of sunshine eventually developing. Temperatures could reach 20c.  

BreakingMan charged over Bradford pub killing

A Bradford man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of Peter Burns who died after a brawl outside a Bradford pub.

Daniel Mullaney, 29, of Lampards Close, Bradford appeared before Bradford Magistrates' Court this afternoon and will appear in court again on 1 July.

Two other men, both aged 22, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, have been bailed.

Castleford scrum-half signs five-year contract

Acting Castleford captain Luke Gale has signed a new five-year contract with the Super League club.

Luke Gale

The 27-year-old scrum-half, who joined from Bradford Bulls in 2014, was under contract until 2017 but had been linked with a move away from The Jungle.

"It's great to be able to put all the rumours to bed," said Gale.

Police name 14-year-old crash victim

West Yorkshire Police have named a 14-year-old girl who died after she was hit by a car earlier this week.

Garforth Academy student Amelia Wake was walking with friends along a grass verge at the side of Bullerthorpe Lane, Colton, near Leeds, on Monday when she was struck by a blue Ford Focus. 

Amelia Wake
West Yorkshire Police

Amelia was such a beautiful girl, both inside and out, she was so caring, kind and loved by everyone lucky enough to have her in their life. She was so special to so many people but none more so than us."

Family statement

View inside a Spitfire ahead of 1940s weekend

I was telling you about the Brighouse 1940s weekend earlier. 

I mentioned that they had a Spitfire cockpit you could have a go in. Well, here's the proof!


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Don't miss your bus tonight!

Here's some more travel info. Just in case you're out in town tonight, this is where you can get your bus home from...

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West Yorkshire's travel woes continue...

And now the animals have got involved. It's meant that West Yorkshire Police have stepped up into pun mode..

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BreakingM621 reopen

Some good news just coming in, it looks like things are just starting to get going again on the M621. 

Let's hope it doesn't have a big knock-on for all the people heading home.

View from the M621 jam

This was the scene right at the front of the queue on the M621 a little earlier on..

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Severe congestion warning over M621 incident

It looks as though we're in for a very slow commute home tonight around Leeds. If you're sitting on a bus, a passenger in a stationary car or someone walking past a huge queue in town, send us your pictures and let us know how bad it is.

Email me or send your tweet.

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Travel update: M621 J7 closure both ways diversion advice

BBC Travel

Highways England have just issued some travel advice if it's looking like you're about to join the queues on the M621. Police have closed it as they deal with an incident. 

They advise that if you're on the M1 northbound, you should carry on to J44, join the A639 and A61 following the hollow circle symbols. You'll then eventually rejoin the M621 at J7.

If you're heading southbound towards the M1, come off at J7 and use the reverse route.

This is the current situation at J3 westbound.

Highways England

Deputy head at Yorkshire’s TV school is banned from teaching after altering 600 pupil attendance records

Yorkshire Post

A headteacher of a school made famous by the Educating Yorkshire TV series has been barred from the classroom after a misconduct panel found that she repeatedly altered student attendance records to make them look better.

Thornhill academy
Yorkshire Post

Traffic update: Slow moving M621 J7 both directions

BBC Travel

We're getting reports of an "incident" on the M621 both ways around J7 and the M1. As you can see the traffic is pretty bad at the moment.

Police are currently saying that things should return to normal by 16:30. No word on if it's closed or just partially blocked.

I'll keep you posted on any changes.

Highways England

A dog's best friend

This is Hugo, and he is one very lucky Cocker Spaniel. 

Hugo with his rescuer
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

The 16-month-old rescue dog fell into a drainage culvert near to Wessenden Head Reservoir. His owners could hear him whimpering but couldn't see him, so they called in West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

A firefighter (pictured) donned a dry suit attached to a line and entered the culvert where managed to pull Hugo back up again.

It was a huge relief to see him come out, particularly as just before that the firefighter had said he could not see him which made our hearts sink. “

Jeff PeersHugo's owner

Watch: Inside the revamped Kirkgate market in Leeds

I was just out to get a snack and thought I'd take a walk back through Leeds' newly refurbished Kirkgate Market.

It cost the council £13m to finish, and I thought I'd take a little video so you can see it if you've not been.

I quite like it, this is the big food hall bit. Would love to know what you make of it. You can share you thoughts on email.

Oi, Liverpool, give us back our sunshine...

If you've got family or friends in the west of the country, they've probably been boasting about how nice it is, whilst we suffer under a blanket of cloud.

This picture from Keeley explains why!

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Latest headlines: Three remain in custody over death and

Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon:

Children's pocket money in Yorkshire among lowest in country

You remember the days, getting your weekly 50p from your parents, and then it was off down the shops to buy your favourite mag or a cheeky packet of something filled with e-numbers.

But it turns out that kids in our area are among the worst pocket-monied in the UK, bagging on average £6.25. 

Meanwhile, in London they're being spoiled rotten with £8.21, according to figures from Halifax building society.

Pocket Money

The survey also suggests that there's a gender pay gap too, with boys receiving 13% more weekly pocket money than girls in the past year.

Manes, planes and automobiles...

There's something about helicopters isn't there, you always have to have a good look when you see one..

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Brighouse returns to the 1940s

Are you going to the Brighouse 1940s weekend?

It all kicks off tomorrow, with the town centre and shops time-warped back 70 years, with tens of thousands of people expected to turn up.

This year you'll be able to sit in a Spitfire, ride on a vintage bus, bake 40s bread and see Churchill and King George VI, although I doubt very much they'll be the actual ones.

Brighouse 1940s Weekend

Are you going? I'd love to see your costume, you can email me your pics if you'd like to show off!

Family appeal for more information after suspected murder

The family of a man who was the victim of a suspected murder outside a Bradford pub have made an emotional appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Peter Burns, who was 54, was found with fatal head injuries after a fight in the car park of the Queen Hotel in Thornton Road on Saturday night.

Three men are currently in police custody. 

Peter Burns
West Yorkshire Police

We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken at the loss of our dad and brother. He was a loving granddad to his beautiful grandchildren and was loved by so many. A night out with friends resulted in us losing somebody so special in our lives and we will never be the same again."

Family of Peter Burns

Watch: BBC Music Day celebrating the flood-hit musicians of Leeds

A music studio flooded in Leeds is about to re-open. Suburban Home in Kirkstall found itself under nearly three feet of water on Boxing Day.

After a campaign was launched, £10,000 was raised to help bring the place back to life. It's the home to Leeds band Hookworms. 

This is what it looks like now.

Last Post for Bradford WWI hero

The Last Post has just been played at a ceremony to mark 100 years since Private George William Chafer, a First World War soldier from Bradford,was awarded the Victoria Cross.

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Anti-domestic violence campaign launched ahead of Euro 2016

West Yorkshire Police have released anti-domestic abuse posters just before Euro 2016.

Campaign poster
West Yorkshire Police

The force says it receives a "worryingly high volume of calls" when big football tournaments are being staged.  

Officers say that during the Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014 tournaments, domestic abuse increased by a third, with police receiving an average of 110 calls per England game.

Stone to remember WWI hero's bravery

This morning I was telling you about a commemoration for a First World War soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Private George William Chafer, who was born in Bradford, delivered a message under bombardment after the original messenger was knocked unconscious.  

This is the commemorative paving stone that is being laid in the city's Norfolk Gardens.

Honour Stone

Watch out if you're heading to Tingley roundabout

Looks like this could cause a bit of damage if you hit it...

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Meet Peanut, the plucky kitten who is defying the odds

Yorkshire Evening Post

She was just days old when she was found with her two siblings and mum Ebony living in a greenhouse in Normanton area of Wakefield. 

Yorkshire Evening Post

Last chance to catch Leeds photo exhibition

This weekend is your last chance to see a one-off exhibition of people from around Leeds.

More than 40,000 people have so far been to see "Changing Faces of Leeds", which features three different centuries of life in the city.

Martin Musiol

Amateur photographers from across the city were asked to send in their best pictures, with more than 500 people submitting everything from professional standard portraits, to selfies and mobile phone shots.  

Steven Feather

Watch: First World War hero's VC marked by Bradford

I've been telling you about the WWI hero from Bradford, who was awarded the Victoria Cross after he delivered a message under bombardment. 

Private George William Chafer was born in 1894 in Bradford but after his mother died he was raised by his aunt in Rotherham.

He survived the conflict but had a false limb fitted after severe leg injuries. He died in Rotherham in 1966. This is footage of him taken in 1916, after receiving the highest military decoration.

BBC Music Day: Your pics

Earlier on, as it's BBC Music Day, I thought it'd be nice to feature pictures of your kids playing musical instruments.

Thanks to Darren for this rockin' pic of Max and Zac shredding their guitars! (loving The Jam T-shirt by the way).

Music Day

Cricket: Adil Rashid signs three-year Yorkshire contract

England all-rounder Adil Rashid has signed a new three-year contract with county champions Yorkshire.  

The 28-year-old leg-spinner, who began his career with the White Rose in 2006, helped them win the County Championship in 2014 and 2015.

Adil Rashid
Getty Images

I love representing my county and I hope to win more silverware with them."

Adil Rashid

WWI hero Private Chafer's VC marked by Bradford

A World War One soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) in an outstanding act of bravery is being commemorated 100 years after the event.  

Private George William Chafer
Bradford Council

Private George William Chafer, who was born in Bradford, delivered a message under bombardment after the original messenger was knocked unconscious.

The VC is the highest military decoration and awarded for valour in the face of the enemy.

A commemorative paving stone is to be laid in the city's Norfolk Gardens.

Weather: Dry with sunny spells, cloudier later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry start to the day with plenty of sunny spells first thing. It'll turn cloudier as we head towards this afternoon, with a few outbreaks of light rain. Highs today of around 15C (59F).  

BBC Music Day: Send us your pics!

Oh, and I almost forgot, it's BBC Music Day. I've been wondering how we can mark it, and then I had a brainwave.

Let's celebrate kids who play music, the cuter the better! You can email them to me and we'll feature them here. I'll start us off..

Piano playing baby

Good morning: Our live coverage

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good morning, hope we find you well, welcome to our live coverage for Friday 3 June.

Stick around for the latest in news, sport, weather and travel from Leeds and West Yorkshire.

I'll be here until 18:00, keep me entertained by getting in touch, it's easy, all you have to do is send me an email.