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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday.
  2. Live updates on Monday 27 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: That's all our live coverage for today

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for the day.

We'll be back from 06:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Good to England tonight in the European Cup...and to any Icelandic ex pats here in West Yorkshire:You never know...there could be a few!

football stadium
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Evening weather: Showers dying out with clear spells.

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A few showers in the west at first, then all parts dry with clear spells

Minimum temperature 9C (48F) with moderate southwest wind. A dry bright start with sunny spells. 

Clouding over with rain spreading from the west through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 17C (63F). 

Light or moderate southeast wind.

weather graph
BBC

The newest train station in Leeds - here's how it came to life

The second new railway station in just over six months has opened in Leeds. 

After Apperley Bridge just before Christmas, this latest one is at Kirkstall Forge, where a massive redevelopment plan's taking shape, including new houses, offices and shops. 

It's a huge undertaking and this video shows how the whole thing came together with some amazing shots from above!

Latest headlines: Bradford's biggest school in special measures and Black Lace singer jailed for benefit fraud

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The top stories from Leeds and West Yorkshire this lunchtime include:  

  • Bradford's biggest school has been placed in special measures following an inspection by Ofsted.
  • Black Lace singer Dene Micheal Betteridge has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for falsely claiming disability benefits of £25,000. 
  • Bradford's been remembering the 38 tourists killed in the terrorist shootings in Tunisia a year ago with a minute's silence. A couple from Leeds were among the victims in the resort of Sousse.

Rio cycle ride in fundraiser Jane Tomlinson's memory

A team of cyclists has begun a ride from the UK to Brazil in honour of Jane Tomlinson CBE.

Rio fundraisers
Jane Tomlinson Appeal

The 3,000 mile ride will mark the 10th anniversary of one undertaken by Jane before her death.

The Leeds cancer fundraiser cycled 4,200 miles across America in 2006.

Jane Tomlinson was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2000 and died in 2007 after raising almost £2m for charity.

Bradford's first underground shopping experience is taking shape

Have you heard of Sunbridge Wells?

It's a network of hidden tunnels in Bradford that could be the city's hidden gem.

Work has been going on underground to develop shops, bars and art galleries...and they'll soon be finished.

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Britain's oldest paperboy has been doing the rounds in Wakefield for 23 years!

It's the first job for many of us...but Colin Peaker has been a paperboy for 23 years...and he's still going strong!

At 85 years old, he's still getting around Wakefield and delivering the news. 

Listen to him talking to BBC Radio Leeds' Gayle Lofthouse about why he still does it

Tour de Yorkshire 'going from strength to strength'

More on the new figures published today by tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire which suggest the region's economy was boosted by £60m by the Tour de Yorkshire.

Tour de Yorkshire 2016
AP

Sir Gary Verity, Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive, says the figures are "tremendous news and the statistics speak for themselves".

"Even in the face of some not so welcoming weather, these statistics show the Tour de Yorkshire is rapidly going from strength to strength.

"This confirms the people of Yorkshire have really taken the Tour to their hearts and already we can't wait for next year."

A64 Tadcaster Eastbound closed - serious accident.

BBC Travel

The A64 near Tadcaster is still closed between A162 and A659 Catterton

There's blocked and queuing traffic down to a serious accident in which a white Volkswagen Caddy drove into the central reservation according to eyewitness reports.

An Air Ambulance was on the scene shortly after the accident.

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff says she'll do what she can about racist incidents

The Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff has been responding to stories of racist attacks post-EU Referendum on social media. 

In utter shock: just been called a p**i in my home town! Haven't heard that word here since the 80's!

@sima_kotecha

She replied to one tweet who said she hadn't heard this kind of racism for decades.  

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'Agadoo' singer sentenced to 6 months for benefit fraud

The singer from the band Black Lace, who is from Ossett, has been sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Dene Michael Betteridge falsely claimed £24,000 in benefits.

The investigation into the singer started after a member of the public saw him performing with the band while claiming disability benefit.

Dene Michael Betteridge
BBC

His wife Karen Betteridge was sentenced to a 12 month community service order and unpaid work for falsely claiming £2,500 in carers allowance.  

Black Lace were best known for their party anthems like 'Agadoo' and 'Do the Conga'.

West Yorkshire in pictures: Moody times at Oxenhope

Thanks to Andy Nicholls for sending in this fantastically moody picture he took at the weekend of storm clouds over Thornton Moor reservoir, Oxenhope. 

Stormclouds over Oxenhope
Andy Nicholls

We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not email or tweet your photographs to us? 

Bradford's biggest school downgraded to 'inadequate'

Bradford's biggest school has been placed in special measures after what's being described as a "collapse" in pupil performance. 

Emergency meetings have been called after inspectors criticised Grange Technology College and stripped it of its 'good' rating, replacing it with 'inadequate'. 

Grange Technology College
BBC

 The head of the school's trust has asked for 12 months to turn around the Little Horton school.  

Travel: Accident on the M621 near Leeds

BBC Travel

Be careful on the M621 near Leeds. There's been an accident eastbound at junction 4. One lane is blocked near the Hunslet Distributor.

Leeds woman named as one of UK's top engineers

BBC Radio Leeds

A Leeds woman has been named as one of the country's top female engineers

Faye Banks, 37, left school with no qualifications but now manages 100 staff as Head of Operations North East at the National Grid.

Faye has told BBC Radio Leeds she doesn't see herself as an exception.

She says: "If you work hard, you get the rewards. I hopefully prove that if you work hard you can achieve anything you want - and I've still got a lot of ambitions."

West Yorkshire's weather: A bright afternoon with threat of showers

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will be bright and breezy with some sunshine and just a small chance of catching an isolated shower. 

The top temperature will be about 18C (64F) with a moderate westerly wind.

Weather graphic
BBC

'Proud moment' as Tyler Denton signs new Leeds United deal

Leeds United full-back Tyler Denton has signed a new deal which will keep him at Elland Road for another year.

Denton, 20, first joined the Academy at the age of seven and finally turned professional in 2014.

He's told the Leeds United website that signing the new deal is "a really proud moment for me and my family". 

"There’s a real buzz about the place now with the new gaffer. I think the boys will take to how he wants to play and how he works."

Latest headlines: Leeds's newest station officially opens and Tour de Yorkshire 'boosts economy by £60m'

Charles Engwell

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

The top stories from Leeds and West Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

Huddersfield man's 'out of character' disappearance sparks appeal

Police are appealing for help after the disappearance of a 31-year-old man from his home in Huddersfield.

Sebastian Michalak
West Yorkshire Police

Sebastian Michalak was last seen on the morning of Friday 17 June in Ochrewell Avenue and hasn't been seen since. He's made no contact with his family or friends.

Mr Michalak is described as a Polish white male, 6ft tall and of medium build. He was last seen wearing a cream or white zip-up hoodie with black and white check on the shoulders. He was also wearing black tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe down each leg.

Det Insp Mark Colman says: "This is out of character for Sebastian and his family and police are concerned for his welfare."

Crowds line streets for Handmade Parade in Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge Times

The stunning Handmade Parade hit Hebden Bridge at the weekend six months after the devastating Boxing Day floods hit the town.

Handmade Parade
Hebden Bridge Times

First anniversary of Tunisia terror attack marked in Bradford

Lotherton Hall's new fawn steps into the spotlight

The first fawn of 2016 has arrived safe and well at Lotherton Hall in Leeds.

Fawn at Lotherton
Leeds City Council

The fawn is now taking the opportunity with its mum to discover the estate, which boasts a large red deer herd.  

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon says: "Waiting for the first fawn of the year to arrive in our deer park at Lotherton Hall is always a nervous and exciting experience for our team.

"It is great news therefore to hear that the new fawn arrived safely and has settled in so well into their new surroundings."

Kirmond hoping for healing ahead of Challenge Cup semi-final

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Wakefield Trinity captain Danny Kirmond has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport he's hopeful of being fit in time for their Challenge Cup semi-final against Warrington. 

Danny Kirmond
SWPix.Com

Kirmond missed last Thursday's quarter-final win over Huddersfield after being hospitalised with a knee infection. 

But with the semi scheduled for Saturday 30 July at Leigh Sports Village, Kirmond says that should give him enough time to recover sufficiently.

"There's not much damage. It's just a case of healing the cut I've got on my knee and getting back to full strength. Hopefully, the cut will heal quickly and then I can push on and get ready for that game."

Latest headlines: Tour de Yorkshire 'boosts economy by £60m' and Leeds's newest station officially opens

Charles Engwell

BBC Radio Leeds News

The top stories from Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this morning include:

Tour de Yorkshire 2016 'boosts economy by £60m'

This year's Tour de Yorkshire boosted the region's economy by about £60m, according to new figures published by tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire.

Tour de Yorkshire stage 3
Welcome to Yorkshire

The race, which took place on the weekend of 29 April - 1 May, saw about two million spectators lining the route.

These spectators spent 20% more than they did last year, the new figures show, with spending on accommodation up just under 30%.

The race was televised in 178 countries and watched by about 11.4 million people globally - double the number in 2015, according to Welcome to Yorkshire.

On track: Leeds's newest railway station officially opens

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

I'm out at Kirkstall Forge this morning, Leeds's newest railway station, which officially opens later as part of a multimillion-pound redevelopment of this former metalworks site. 

Kirkstall Forge station
BBC

It's a huge development with shops, apartments a school and offices planned, alongside the promise of 2,500 jobs.

John Kenny, from developers CEG, tells me the official opening of the station is just the start.

"The scheme here is about creating a new community focused around total mobility, with transportation alongside new housing and offices," he says.

"By train it's eight minutes into the city centre but it sits within fantastic woodland surrounded by nature. Nobody else can match that."

Travel update: Traffic lights out in Farnley

Five lives saved by Giants academy player's donated organs

A Huddersfield Giants academy player who died after being injured during a match has helped save the lives of five other people after his family allowed his organs to be donated. 

Ronan Costello
Huddersfield Giants

Ronan Costello, 17, died on 14 June, three days after being injured during an under-19s game against Salford.  

A statement on the Giants' website says: "Ronan was a loving and caring lad who was dedicated to his family and friends. 

"Ronan's family are comforted that he has gone on to help five other people live their lives and survive, showing a final act of generosity."

Travel update: Leeds and Bradford rail services running on time

BBC Travel

Things are looking good on the trains in Leeds so far. 

All services are on time at Leeds railway station, according to the live departure board.

All services are also currently on time to and from Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square.

Latest headlines: Defiance from Jeremy Corbyn after Hilary Benn sacking and Calder Valley 'still open for business'

Charles Engwell

BBC Radio Leeds News

The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far today include:

  • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn issues a defiant statement after the resignations of 11 of his frontbenchers following the sacking of the Leeds MP Hilary Benn
  • Six months on from the floods that devastated the Calder Valley, residents are keen to let everyone know the area is open for business
  • A new railway station is being officially opened in West Yorkshire today as part of a £15.9m rail improvement scheme

'No regrets' for Leeds MP Hilary Benn after sacking from shadow cabinet

Leeds Central Labour MP Hilary Benn says he has "no regrets" after being sacked on Sunday from his post as shadow foreign secretary by party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Hilary Benn
BBC

Speaking on BBC Radio Leeds a short time ago, Mr Benn said: "I think in life you have to do what you think is right. It was a very difficult decision."

Labour's leader faces a vote of no confidence over claims he was "lacklustre" during the EU referendum.    

Mr Benn said the country faces "an enormous challenge" following the referendum vote to leave the EU, and while Mr Corbyn is "a good and decent man, he is not a leader".

Watch: Jo Cox 'hero' makes first public appearance since attack

Cathy Booth

Journalist, BBC Look North

The man who was stabbed while trying to save the Batley and Spen Labour MP Jo Cox made his first public appearance on Sunday.

Bernard Kenny, 77, was stabbed in the stomach as he went to the aid of Mrs Cox when she was shot and stabbed in Birstall earlier this month.

Mr Kenny was guest of honour before the first Batley Bulldogs home game since Mrs Cox's death.

Travel update: Delays on A1 southbound and M62

BBC Travel

There's currently queuing traffic and one lane's blocked on the A1 southbound between the A1(M) J40 junction and Darrington turn off, because of a broken down vehicle.

As a result there's congestion on the M62 to J32a A1(M).  

West Yorkshire's weather: A pleasant start to the day

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Some cloud around first thing but generally quite a pleasant start to the day in West Yorkshire.

We should see good spells of sunshine throughout the day with variable amounts of cloud. 

There is the chance of seeing one or two patchy spells of drizzle throughout the day.

Watch my full forecast here:

Travel update: Congestion on roads in Bradford

BBC Travel

There are currently a couple of problems on the roads in Bradford:

There's traffic congestion on the A6177 Killinghall Road in Bradford around the B6381 Barkerend Road junction.

Meanwhile, there's also congestion on the A6181 Hamm Strasse in Bradford around the Midland Road junction.