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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 8 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye from your Local Live for this evening

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

That's all for our live coverage today. Thanks for being with us and we'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday for the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across West Yorkshire.  

For those of you fasting for Ramadan, the sun sets at 21:34 which is when you can break your fast, give or take a couple of minutes depending where in West Yorkshire you are.

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Try not to get caught out in a thunder storm on your way home!  

Evening Weather: Isolated thunderstorms and dry later

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

There'll be isolated thunderstorms in Pennine areas tonight before dying out, then dry with increasing amounts of low cloud. Minimum temperature 10C (50F) with light and variable wind. 

Its a grey start tomorrow, slowly brightening up with sunny spells developing with just a small chance of catching a shower. Maximum temperature 21C (70F). Light and variable wind. 

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What would you ask The Prime Minister and Michael Gove about the EU?

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

We're talking to two of the main players in the EU Referendum campaign on the programme this week.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, who wants to stay in Europe. and the leave campaigner Michael Gove.

We're after your questions for them both. Here's your chance to get some answers. Tell us what question you'd like to ask.

Here's some more information on the campaign: http://bbc.in/1Y8YKZP

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Patrick: Tigers are 'club on the rise'

Castleford Tigers have rewarded loanee forward Larne Patrick with a permanent three-year contract.

Patrick tells BBC Radio Leeds why he's more than happy to pledge his future to the club.  

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Headlines: Government extends EU voters registration and police arrest a third person in Bradford shooting

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Here are the latest headlines this evening:   

How much do you know about clouds?

A summer's day wouldn't be complete without a fluffy little cloud floating in the sky, but how much do you know about what you're looking at?

You never need to be stuck for cloud knowledge ever again with tweets like this from the Cloud Appreciation Society who say "we love clouds, we’re not ashamed to say it and we’ve had enough of people moaning about them".

They even have a cloud of the month!

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Leeds criminal makes prison confession over offences after ‘finding God’

Yorkshire Evening Post

A dangerous criminal contacted police from prison and confessed to a spate of violent robberies after “finding God”, a court heard.

Dillon McLeish sat down with officers and recounted his role in thirty seven unsolved crimes, including nine robberies and twenty three burglaries committed in the Leeds area. 

Dillon McLeish
Yorkshire Evening Post

Final day of filming bring the Brontes to life

Businesses in Haworth have had their high street transformed for a new BBC drama that's in its final day of filming today

Sally Wainwright, writer of Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax, has penned a one-off drama about the famous literary family and it'll be shown this Christmas.

Take a look at how Haworth's been taken on a trip back in time:

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Is this the narrowest path in West Yorkshire?

Afternoon weather: Sunny spells with the odd shower

Continuing to brighten this afternoon with some sunny spells but always more cloud than yesterday.

The odd isolated heavy shower in the far west but mostly dry and fine. 

Thicker cloud may continue to affect coastal parts at times. 

A little fresher than yesterday, especially for the coast. Inland a maximum temperature of 22C (72F).

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Harrogate girls football team in Cup Final

Dave Edwards

Journalist, BBC Look North

A girls' football team from Yorkshire has reached the Northern Area final of the National Schools Cup. 

The team of 11 and 12 year olds from Rossett School in Harrogate will play their big match tomorrow, and they're following in some famous footsteps after one of their former players made her debut for England at the weekend. 

I've been to see them in training for the big match.

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Bradford shooting: Third murder arrest

A third person has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man shot dead in Bradford in what police described as a "targeted attack".

Imran Khan, died of a gunshot wound after a disturbance in Round Street on Monday.

A 30-year-old man has been detained. Two men, aged 21 and 22, arrested earlier remain in custody.

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Wrong kind of people on the line: Flying Scotsman trainspotters on ‘most wanted’ list

Yorkshire Post

They might have thought they were indulging in some harmless trainspotting, but a handful of steam enthusiasts awoke this morning to find themselves on a police “most wanted” list.

In a tactic usually reserved for identifying those involved in mass civil unrest, railway police took the unusual step of issuing numbered CCTV pictures of people alleged to have trespassed on the tracks in order to get a better view of the restored steam locomotive, Flying Scotsman.

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Are you ready for the Euros?

Not long till the Euros 2016 in France and there's already a decent selection of merchandise knocking around to cheer on Eng-er-laand!

Have a look at what BBC Radio Leeds reporter Peg Alexander has found on her travels!

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Your pictures of yesterday's thunderstorms

Were you anywhere near a thunderstorm yesterday? Well even if you weren't, our BBC WeatherWatchers sent in some amazing striking images of the thunder and lighting from where they were.

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 If you'd like to join our merry band of WeatherWatchers, just register here

Government could extend deadline to register for EU vote

The Government is considering changing the law to extend the deadline to allow people to register to vote in the forthcoming European Union referendum. 

Tens of thousands of people failed to sign up before last night's midnight deadline after technical problems on the Government's website following what's been described as "unprecedented demand". 

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David Cameron told the Commons that talks were continuing with the Electoral Commission, and in the meantime those who've not yet signed up should continue to apply.

Clock turned back to 1830s in Haworth for new BBC Drama

It's the final day of filming on the Bronte film set in Haworth and it's looking amazing!

Sally Wainwright, writer of Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax, has penned a one-off drama about the famous literary family and it'll be shown this Christmas.

Take a look at how Haworth's been taken on a trip back in time:

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Leeds play to tell the story of the Barnbow Lasses

Cathy Killick

Journalist, BBC Look North

There's a new play about to open at the West Yorkshire Playhouse commemorating the Barnbow Lasses.

They were the women who made ammunition at the old Barnbow Factory near Crossgates and 35 of them were killed in 1916 by a huge explosion.

The Barnbow Canaries is a play written about their lives which will open at the West Yorkshire Playhouse next week. 

I talked to the cast, which includes Sharon Spink who is a direct descendant of one of the women who died 100 yeas ago. 

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Headlines: Police question three men over shooting in Bradford and Labour suspend two Kirklees councillors

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Here's some of the headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon: 

  • Bradford police investigating a fatal shooting are now questioning three men. Imran Khan was found with a head wound in West Bowling on Monday night and died in hospital 
  • The head of West Yorkshire's Road Policing Unit thinks mobile hands-free devices can cause a distraction and accidents
  • Labour has confirmed it's suspended two Kirklees councillors over allegations of bringing the party into disrepute. Jean Calvert and Amanda Pinnock, who both represent Ashbrow in Huddersfield, will now face an investigation

Elland-based Marshalls drivers to stage 24-hour strike

Huddersfield Examiner

Drivers working for Elland-based paving supplier Marshalls will stage a 24-hour strike next week in a long-running row over pay.

A Marshalls' lorry
Huddersfield Examiner

Calls in West Yorkshire to ban all mobile phones behind the wheel including hands-free

A report suggesting using a hands-free device while driving can be just as dangerous as holding a mobile phone is being supported by road safety campaigners in West Yorkshire. 

The researchers at Sussex University found drivers were distracted and failed to react to hazards in the road.

 The head of West Yorkshire police's roads unit is supporting the findings, along with the Huddersfield-based charity BRAKE. 

Have a listen to John Scruby, a former traffic policeman in Yorkshire. He's seen the tragic consequences it can have.

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Moxon: 'Really tough day' for Yorkshire Vikings in One-Day Cup

Yorkshire Vikings didn't have the best day according to Martin Moxon.

You can listen to Yorkshire's Director of Cricket speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after losing to Worcestershire at Headingley

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Councillors suspended by the Labour party after council tax controversy

Huddersfield Examiner

Councillors at the heart of the Kirklees “Ratesgate” scandal are in hot water.

Councillors Amanda Pinnock and Jean Calvert have both been suspended by the Labour party.

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Huddersfield Examiner

Larne Patrick signs three-year deal with Castleford Tigers

BBC Sport

Castleford Tigers have confirmed that Larne Patrick will sign a three- year contract with the club. 

He's been on loan from Huddersfield Giants since April and his contract at the Giants is due to expire at the end of this season.

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In 2016, the 27-year-old managed 10 games for an injury-stricken Giants before being allowed to leave after being told his contract would not be extended.

Patrick made his Huddersfield debut in 2009, against Castleford Tigers, and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Giants.  

Why landslip repairs means no trains between Bradford and Ilkley

If you've been affected by the lack of trains around Bradford, Ilkley and Baildon - then here's the reason.

Engineers are working to repair a landslip near Baildon after flash flooding yesterday afternoon.  

A small section of ballast – the stones which sit beneath the rails – was washed away not far from Baildon station in the downpour which means no trains are able to run between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley   

To keep customers on the move, Northern has responded with a revised train plan and replacement bus services between Shipley and Guiseley. We are working with our colleagues at Network Rail to minimise disruption and return services to normal as soon as we can.

Richard Allancommercial director at Northern
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Network Rail

A bus replacement service is in place for passengers between Shipley and Guiseley calling at Baildon until further notice.

Passengers travelling to Ilkley from Bradford Forster Square should travel by train to Shipley where a bus replacement will meet them for onward travel to Guiseley, where they will reconnect with train services.

Passengers travelling to Bradford Forster Square from Ilkley should travel by train to Guiseley where a bus replacement will meet them for onward travel to Shipley, where they will reconnect with train services.

Hands-free devices 'dangerous and can cause accidents' - Head of West Yorkshire's Road Policing Unit

Do you drive and use hands-free to phone? Despite being legal, it might not be as safe as you think.

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The head of West Yorkshire's Road Policing Unit thinks mobile hands-free devices can cause a distraction and accidents. 

Insp Joanne Field has gone as far as describing them as "dangerous" as a new study claims they can be just as distracting behind the wheel as hand-held units.

Have a look at some of these dangerous drivers caught by West Yorkshire Police.

MoD faces sonic boom compensation claims from West Yorkshire

A string of compensation claims have been made to the Ministry of Defence after sonic booms from scrambled Typhoon jets caused damage to homes across Yorkshire last month.

Three claims were made by people living in West Yorkshire after the aircraft were launched on 2 May to intercept an Air France passenger plane which was not responding due to a radio communication problem.

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Figures from a Freedom of Information request by the i Newspaper show the MoD has paid out £388.80 on one claim for a damaged door window in West Yorkshire and is dealing with another two claims in the county for cracked ceiling plaster an damage to a roof.   

The MoD said: "Any inconvenience caused to the public is regretted but this must be balanced against the need to maintain national security in an unpredictable and dangerous world."

Heroic Leeds dad helps save boys from drowning in the River Wharfe

Yorkshire Evening Post

A father leaped into a river to help rescue two children caught up in dangerous currents near a popular swimming spot.

Daniel Kirk-Hall
Yorkshire Evening Post

In pictures: Flash flood delays trains in Baildon

We told you earlier that trains are being replaced by buses in parts of West Yorkshire after flash flooding caused a landslip on the line at Baildon. 

You can see here exactly what the problem is...

More pictures from flash flood damage near Baildon #BradfordForsterSquare to #ilkley
More pictures from flash flood damage near Baildon #BradfordForsterSquare to #ilkley
More pictures from flash flood damage near Baildon #BradfordForsterSquare to #ilkley
More pictures from flash flood damage near Baildon #BradfordForsterSquare to #ilkley

More pictures from flash flood damage near Baildon #BradfordForsterSquare to #ilkley

Network Rail says it's working to get services back to normal and their engineers are repairing the damage.  

Stone Roses fans 'blown away' by secret Halifax gig

Jenny Eells

MyBradford Producer, BBC Radio Leeds

Fans of 90s Indie music got a treat in Halifax last night when the Stone Roses played a smaller, more intimate gig at the Victoria Theatre.

The Manchester band chose to play an unexpected warm-up show ahead of their sell-out concerts at The Etihad Arena in their home city next week.

I went along to get the real review from some die-hard Roses fans...

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EU referendum: How do Yorkshire ex-pats feel in Spain?

There are now just a few weeks until we're asked to decide whether we should remain part of the EU or if we should leave.

But what about the one million plus Britons who live in mainland Europe? How do they feel about a possible Brexit?

Here's how some people from Yorkshire living in Spain feel.

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Headlines: Mobile hands-free can cause accidents when driving say West Yorkshire Police and trains replace buses in Baildon area after flash flooding causes landslip

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this morning: 

  • The head of West Yorkshire's Road Policing Unit thinks mobile hands-free devices can cause a distraction and accidents
  • Concerns about healthcare, pension values and the economy are being raised by Yorkshire ex-pats living in Spain - seen as key voters in the EU referendum in a fortnight's time. 
  • Trains are being replaced by buses in parts of West Yorkshire because of flash flooding. Heavy rain yesterday teatime in the Baildon area caused a landslip on the line. 

Weather: Misty, murky start - warm sunshine later

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Some low cloud and mist and murk to start the day with isolated early thunderstorms. 

Brightening with warm spells of sunshine and, for most, dry. 

Some heavy scattered thundery showers are possible in the far west this afternoon. 

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Trains cancelled between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley due to landslip

Train services between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley have been suspended due to a landslip caused by heavy rain.

Northern Rail said the incident at Baildon on Tuesday was likely to cause disruption throughout Wednesday.

Rail replacement buses are operating between Shipley and Guiseley.

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Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Welcome to your live feed of news, sport, weather and travel from a cross West Yorkshire, I'll be here until 18:00.  

Another pleasantly warm day in store today - but did anyone get caught in a thunderstorm? If you want to send me any pictures of where you were then get in touch!