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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 9 June

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By Shahid Hussain

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Goodbye from today's Local Live coverage - we'll see you tomorrow

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

For those of you fasting for Ramadan, you can get the exact sunset time here. You can break your fast at 21:35 in Leeds, 21:36 in Bradford and give or take a minute or two in other parts of West Yorkshire.

Here's the view of one of the guys working on the new Trinity Gate building with that unique brickwork in the sunshine!

Trinity Gate
Shahid Hussain

Headlines: Counterfeit condoms seized in West Yorkshire and another arrest in Bradford shooting

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Here are the latest headlines this evening:     

Watch: Chris Chester says new Trinity signing could feature as early as this Sunday

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester says new signing could feature this weekend. The club have been linked with Aussie forward David Fifita.  

Assault in Huddersfield left victim with facial injuries

Police want the public's help to identify these two men who they believe could help their investigation into a serious assault.

The incident happened on Cross Church Street in Huddersfield on 8 May at 02:40.

CCTV image of man
West Yorkshire Police

We are keen to speak to anyone who was out in Huddersfield that night who witnessed this offence or saw the two men. We would like to speak to these men as part of our ongoing enquiries and would ask anyone with information about their identities, or indeed the man themselves, to come forward.

Detective Constable Kris RobertsKirklees District CID

The 25-year-old victim was involved in an altercation with two men who had just left the bar. 

The victim lost consciousness and sustained a fractured cheekbone and eye socket as a result of the assault.  

CCTV image of man 2
West Yorkshire Police

Leeds reporter who covered Ali fights says 'he should never have gone into his last fight'

He was probably the world's greatest ever sporting hero and tomorrow it's the funeral of heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. 

Tributes to the boxer who transcended his sport have been flooding in from around the world ever since the sad news of his death on Saturday. 

Listen to John Rimmington who lives in Rawdon in Leeds. He was lucky enough to meet Ali and interviewed him many times when he was working as a reporter on Fleet Street.

Listen: Eyes of the world again on Leeds as World Triathlon hits city

Leeds hosts the World Triathlon this weekend, and it's a pretty big deal.

It's worth a lot of money and attention to the region - and let's not forget Leeds lads the Brownlee Brothers are pretty good at it.

We've become quite the hosts in recent years, and this is just one in a list of enormous events which has led to the world watching us. 

BBC Radio Leeds' Johnny I'Anson's been taking a look at how much some of these big events have been worth to the city:

Can you trust condoms you buy on the internet?

There are warnings today about the risks of buying counterfeit and dangerous condoms.

A specialist team from the Department of Health carried out the raid and discovered a garage full of the fake contraception in a house in West Yorkshire. 

BreakingBradford murder investigation update: Fourth man arrested

Police investigating the death of Bradford man Imran Khan have made another arrest.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in the Bradford area earlier today on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Imran Khan
West Yorkshire Police

Three men, aged 28, 30 and 30, who were all arrested on suspicion of murder, also remain in custody at this time.

Mr Khan, who was 30, died following a shooting incident in Round Street, Bradford on Monday night.

Bramham riders prepare for Rio Olympics

Tanya Arnold

BBC Sport

Bramham International Horse Trials get underway today with thousands of spectators expected over the next four days. 

The biggest names in eventing will be there, with all eyes on Northallerton's Nicola Wilson and Huddersfield's Oliver Townend in what is one of the last chances to qualify their horses for the Rio olympics. 

I caught up with Nicola at Bramham.

Evening weather: Cloudy with a risk of showers

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Clouding over with a risk of showers later. Minimum temperature 11C (52F) with a light and variable wind.

Tomorrow it'll be rather cloudy with scattered showers, perhaps one or two longer outbreaks of rain although drier brighter spells are expected too. 

Maximum temperature 17C (63F) with a light and variable wind. 

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BBC

Seagull turns orange after falling into curry

Story of the day this one!

A seagull turned bright orange after falling into a vat of curry!

The bird fell into a container of chicken tikka masala while trying to scavenge a piece of meat from a food factory bin.

He was rescued by workers at the undisclosed site in Wales and picked up by a volunteer for Vale Wildlife Hospital near Tewkesbury.

orange seagull
Vale Wildlife Hospital

The picture of the seagull has been pleasing social media with some saying he's been nicknamed 'Gull-frazie. Even Simon Pegg can't help but love this seagull!

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New buses for Keighley go on show in town

Nothing like a brand new bus to cheer up commuters! 

Here's part of the new fleet for passengers in Keighley.

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Bradford City refuse to comment on departure of Phil Parkinson

BBC Sport

We reported earlier that Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson is understood to be leaving to join Bolton Wanderers.

Bradford City say they won't be making any comment regarding his future at this time.   

Phil Parkinson
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Government should address 'unequal and unfair' funding for flood defences - Council leader

The leader of Leeds City Council has responded to a critical report by MPs into the government's flood protection plans.

Leeds flooding
BBC

The Environmental Audit Committee report says the government is failing to do enough to protect communities at risk of flooding.

Council leader Judith Blake says Leeds residents and businesses are counting the cost after a comprehensive flood defence scheme was rejected in 2011.

Parts of the city were hit by severe flooding at the end of 2015 and Ms Blake says she's now asking the government for reassurances:

We and Leeds residents and businesses need certainty from the government that we won’t be let down again and that the entirely unfair and unequal distribution of resources the committee refer to as a 'political calculation' is addressed.

Judith BlakeLeader, Leeds City Council

Bradford shooting: Two more held in Imran Khan murder inquiry

Two more people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the shooting of a man in Bradford.

Imran Khan, 30, from West Bowling, was shot following a disturbance in Round Street on Monday in what police described as a "targeted attack".

Imran Khan
West Yorkshire Police

Police said two men, aged 28 and 30, were arrested on Wednesday in Bradford.

A 30-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday remains in custody.

BreakingBradford City boss leaves for Bolton Wanders

BBC Sport

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson is set to leave the club.

He'll be unveiled as the Bolton Wanderers manager tomorrow, the BBC understands.

Phil Parkinson
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Watch: Warnings after counterfeit condoms found in Castleford

Jamie Coulson

Health Correspondent, BBC Look North

There are fresh warnings about the risks of buying counterfeit and dangerous condoms which can be prone to splitting after a major seizure from a house in West Yorkshire

I accompanied a specialist team from the Department of Health who carried out the raid as part of an international operation to crackdown on illegal medicines and equipment.

This is what happened:

No sign of rain showers here in Bradford!

It's one of the best places to enjoy the sunshine in Bradford.

City Park's looking beautiful in the sun just now...

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Hebden Bridge-born Ed Sheeran sued over his track Photograph

He may be worth an estimated £41m but Ed Sheeran is being sued for more than £13m by two musicians in California who claim he copied one of their songs. 

The pair claim the chorus of Sheeran's 2014 hit Photograph shares 39 identical notes to their track Amazing, which was released as a single by the X Factor winner Matt Cardle five years ago. 

Ed Sheeran
Getty Images

Weather: Sunny spells this afternoon but risk of odd shower

Keeley Donovan

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Feeling much brighter across Yorkshire, with sunny spells continuing to spread east this afternoon

Feeling warm in the sun with highs of about 21C (70F). 

We're at risk of seeing the odd shower later on this afternoon, but the majority of the region will see a dry and bright afternoon.  

Weather graphic
BBC

Headlines: Council leader accuses government of 'short-sighted' flood strategy and two more arrests over Bradford shooting

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The news headlines in West Yorkshire so far this afternoon include:

'John Smith's Stadium meeting was better after 100 people walked out'

Huddersfield Examiner

Authors of a controversial hospital shake-up plan have given their reaction to a public meeting at which they were repeatedly jeered and heckled.

Doctor Steve Ollerton, one of the key figures behind the Right Care, Right Time, Right Place plan, said the meeting improved when a large group of people walked out.

The board at the public CCG meeting, at John Smiths Stadium.
Huddersfield Examiner

Tigers face 'desperate' Widnes side, says coach Daryl Powell

BBC Sport

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport he's expecting to face a "desperate" Widnes side at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle in Super League tonight.

It's sixth against eighth with just three points between the two sides, and with six games to go before the Super 8s split. This is what Powell has to say ahead of this evening's clash:

Tigers forward Larne Patrick is set to return after being ineligible to face the Giants last week, while loanee winger Paddy Flynn's expected to earn a recall against his parent club.

You can hear full commentary of Castleford against Widnes with former Tigers winger Kirk Dixon from 20:00 on 774AM, DAB Digital, and Online.

Listen: Vote on pay offer to avert Leeds bus strike

If you usually use a bus in Leeds to get about, there could be disruption on Monday due to strike action.

Members of the Unite union will vote at 20:00 tonight on a new pay offer from Leeds bus company First.

It follows a day of talks yesterday attempting to avoid action. 

Here's Phil Brown from Unite who says he's not optimistic about the outcome:

Watch out for a celebration in Bradford as Punk turns 40

Keep an eye out for a celebration of Punk in Bradford.

#MyBradford producer Jenny Eels has been hanging out with these guys to get their memories as Punk turns 40.

You might remember Aki Nawaz from bands Southern Death Cult and Fun-Da-Mental. A real blast from the past!

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Watch: MPs criticise lack of government flood planning

A cross-party group of MPs has accused the government of failing to protect communities at risk of flooding

A new report by the Environmental Audit Committee says more long-term planning is needed. 

Committee chairwoman and Wakefield Labour MP Mary Creagh has urged the government to pay for the upkeep of existing flood defences, as well as investing in new ones.

The government says it's investing "record amounts to protect the nation".

Yorkshire's Root and Bairstow back for Third Test at Lord's

BBC Sport

Yorkshire's Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are back in action for England today in the Third Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's. 

England are already two up in the three match series. 

Here's Joe Root, who's hoping they can secure the whitewash:

'My 13-year-old son saved my life' - Huddersfield car-jacking victim

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

I've been hearing details of a truly shocking attack of a Huddersfield dad who was car-jacked on Bank Holiday Monday.

The 38-year-old struggled with his attacker to stop him driving off with his teenage son in the back, and was run over by his own car in Cleveland Road, Marsh.

The 13-year-old dragged his father from under the wheels, effectively saving his life. 

The victim wants to protect his identity, but he did decide to tell me about the horrific attack.

Headlines: Government 'failing to protect against flooding' say MPs and new pay offer hopes to avert bus strike

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Here are your headlines for West Yorkshire so far this morning: 

  • A group of MPs led by Wakefield's Mary Creagh has accused the government of failing to protect people against flooding
  • Members of the Unite union vote later on a new pay offer from Leeds bus company First, following a day of talks yesterday aimed at averting a strike planned for Monday 
  • A Huddersfield dad has been telling BBC Radio Leeds how his son saved his life after being dragged under his vehicle by a car-jacker

Goalkeeper Peacock hoping for new Leeds United deal

BBC Sport

Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell hopes to sign a new deal today keeping him at the club for a further two years. 

The 19-year-old, whose current deal expires at the end of the month, has been in renewed contract talks with the club over recent days. 

Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Getty Images

It's been reported that Peacock-Farrell has attracted interest from the Premier league. 

Teen locked up over New Year's Eve jaw break attack

Yorkshire Evening Post

A teenager who broke a man's jaw during a New Year’s Eve attack has been locked up for eight months.

Jordan Bugg, 19, struck the victim from behind and knocked him unconscious during the "cowardly" attack outside the Picture House pub, Castleford.

Leeds Court
Yorkshire Evening Post

Brain disorder kitten 'Peanut' needs a new home

Ok, cute kitten alert! 

This is the tiny and adorable "Peanut'".

Peanut was just a few days old when she was rescued from a street in Wakefield. It turned out that she had a brain disorder.  

Yorkshire Cat Rescue in Keighley are trying to find her a new home:

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Will the cloud clear later over West Yorkshire?

Here's BBC Look North's Owain with why it should be brighter later!

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Travel: One lane closed on The Calls in Leeds city centre

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there's slow traffic on The Calls westbound in Leeds from the Call Lane junction to the Swinegate junction, because of a police incident.  

MPs criticise government over flood protection plans

The government is failing to do enough to protect communities at risk of flooding, a group of MPs has found.

There should be more long-term planning, rather than a reactive approach to flooding, the Environmental Audit Committee report said.

Committee chairwoman Mary Creagh, th Labour MP for Wakefield, urged the government to pay for the upkeep of existing flood defences, as well as investing in new ones.

We know that flooding is projected to get worse and occur more frequently because of climate change, so it just isn't good enough for government to react to flooding events as they occur. "Communities at risk deserve certainty from government.

Mary CreaghWakefield Labour MP
flooding in Yorkshire
PA

The government said it was investing "record amounts to protect the nation".  

Headlines: Huddersfield father speaks after car-jacking with his son in the car and MP's warn government isn't protecting people from flooding

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

 Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this morning:   

  • A Huddersfield father has told BBC Radio Leeds how his teenage son saved his life by pulling him out from under the car as he was attacked by a car-jacker
  • A committee of MPs, led by Wakefield MP Mary Creagh, is warning that the government is still failing to protect people against flooding
  • Fire crews are still at the scene of a huge farm blaze in Oxenhope near Keighley. 

Weather: Starting off cloudy, sunny spells possible

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Starting off on a cloudy note, but this cloud burning back to the coast as we move through the morning.

Brightening up with some sunny spells possible - highs of 21C (70F). 

The odd shower possible later on this afternoon. 

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 across West Yorkshire, I'll be here until 18:00. 

Not quite bright and sunny yet, but it's looking good later. Full forecast on the way.