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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 5 July 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

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Goodbye: Our live coverage

Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back tomorrow, from 08:00 with more of the most interesting bits that West Yorkshire has to offer.

I leave you with this little gem from earlier, It's Roundhay Park in the early 1900s. Can you spot any of your great, great grandparents? 

Roundhay Park
Leeds Library and Information Service,

Weather: Nice end to the day

A fine end to the day with increasing amounts of sunshine. Some showers in the east this evening, but dying out for a dry night with long clear spells. Temperatures dropping to around 11c.


Roundhay Park set to host gig again after ten years

The last time that Roundhay Park hosted a big music event was back in 2006 on Robbie Williams' "Close Encounters" tour.

But in September, the 700-acre site is set to play host to indie legends James and Primal Scream this September.


Tickets for "OnRoundhay"  have gone on sale today, and the one-day festival is a sister event to OnBlackheath in London.

Previous gigs at the park include the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Michael Jackson, U2 and Radio One's Big weekend (pictured below).

Big Weekend

Latest headlines: Man jailed for minimum of 22 years for sex worker murder and Naz Shah's suspension from Labour Party lifted.

Here are the latest headlines in West Yorkshire this afternoon:

Naz Shah's suspension from Labour party lifted

Naz Shah's suspension from the Labour Party has been lifted. 

The Labour MP, who was suspended over social media posts about Israel, was given a formal warning, told to apologise for bringing the party into disrepute and has to carry on engagement with Jewish community to make amends.  

Naz Shah

Leeds boxer moved wedding in attempt to arrange Lee Selby fight

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Josh Warrington from Leeds has denied avoiding a fight with IBF world champion Lee Selby and says he postponed his wedding twice to try to arrange one.  

Josh Warrington
Getty Images

In May, Selby said Warrington was "running scared" after negotiations for a summer bout broke down.  

The way they came back was they said I ducked the fight. After that I did cancel the wedding a couple of times, we rang the venue and said it's not going to happen because I've got boxing commitments."

Josh WarringtonWBC International featherweight champion

Fire at the Drummond Mill site in Bradford

Richard Beecham

Bradford Political Reporter

I've been on the scene of the fire in Bradford, It's on the site of the Lumb lane mill that was demolished after the huge fire earlier this year.

It's not as dramatic as the last one but, there's smoke all over Manningham. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say that there are four pumps there dealing with it at the moment.

Bradford mill fire: Your pictures

I've just spoken to the police, they tell me that there is a fire at a mill on Lumb Lane.

The plume you can see here is close to the site of the recent Dummond Mill fire.

That's all we have at the minute, I'll let you know when we have more.

Bradford fire
Matt Moore

Reports of fire in Bradford

We're getting reports of a fire in the Lumb Lane area of Bradford, we'll bring you updates as we get them.

Here are the latest pictures we have, thanks to Paul Marshall for the footage.

Calderdale approves £3m flood fund

A £3m fund to invest in flood prevention and resilience schemes in Calderdale has been approved by councillors.  

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Almost 2,000 homes and more than 1,000 businesses in the area were affected by flooding over Christmas last year.

The new scheme is in addition to almost £10m awarded from central government to support flood recovery in the area.

Happy Valley trail so popular 'guides have had to be reprinted'

Calderdale Council has tweeted that its guides for tourists wanting to take in the locations used in the hit BBC TV programme Happy Valley are so popular, they've had to reprint them!

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BreakingMan gets 22 years for sex worker murder

A man has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for the murder of a Polish sex worker.

Lewis Pierre, 24, of Meanwood, Leeds, had admitted manslaughter and robbery but denied murder.  

Lewis Pierre
West Yorkshire Police

Daria Pionko, 21, was found seriously injured in Springwell Road, Holbeck, Leeds on 23 December 2015 and died later in hospital.  

Pierre was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court yesterday. 

Hadi Sacko

Championship side Leeds United sign versatile Sporting Lisbon forward Hadi Sacko on a season-long loan deal.

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Two men in court over fatal crash

Two men appear in court charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of a driver and his passenger in a car crash in Bradford.

Crash scene

Mirza Malick, 64, and Paul Hayward, 55, from Bradford, died in Bradford in January after the Proton car they were in collided with a BMW.

Ismail Miah, 22, of Springfield Place and Muhammed Sikder, 27, of Sylhet Close, both of Bradford, appeared at the city's Magistrates' Court earlier.

They are next due to appear at Bradford Crown Court on 2 August.

Anger and dismay at Kirklees plans to shut museums

Huddersfield Examiner

Plans to shut museums across Kirklees have been met with anger and dismay. The revelation that the council plans to close Huddersfield’s Tolson Museum, Dewsbury Museum and Red House has prompted a storm of protest on social media.

Huddersfield Examiner

Approval for £3m council flood fund

A £3m fund to invest in flood prevention schemes in Calderdale has been approved by councillors.

Getty Images

Almost 2,000 homes and more than 1,000 businesses in the area were affected by flooding over Christmas last year.

The new scheme is in addition to almost £10m awarded from central government to support flood recovery in the area.

Project reveals fascinating pictures of our parks from a bygone era

I don't know about you, but I really like using my local park. The University of Leeds has just launched a project asking the public to share their pictures of their parks.

They want to find out what they mean to us in the 21st Century, as many of them were founded in the 19th Century. You can take part in their survey here

The really interesting thing is they've released a lot of archive pictures of our parks in Leeds; here's Horsforth Hall Park in the 1950s...

Hall park
Leeds Library and Information Service,

Roundhay Park around 1911...

Roundhay Park
Leeds Library and Information Service,

And finally this is Kirk Lane Park in Yeadon in 1907...

Kirk Lane Park
Leeds Library and Information Service,
Donald Bell in his football kit and uniform

Andy Bell

BBC Tees

The BBC tells the story of Donald Simpson Bell, the only professional footballer to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the four-year conflict.

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Bradford City: Cambridge United head of recruitment joins Bantams

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Cambridge United head of recruitment Greg Abbott has been appointed chief scout by Bradford City.

Greg Abbott
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Former midfielder Abbott made 343 appearances for the Bantams in nine seasons with the club as a player.

The 52-year-old started his coaching career at Leeds United following his retirement, before a five-year spell as manager of Carlisle.

Police issue picture of road crash teen

West Yorkshire Police have released a picture of a 19 year old man who was killed in a crash in South Kirby last week.

Kevin Thornton
West Yorkshire Police

Kevin Thornton died after the motorcycle he was riding was in collision with a grey Ford Focus.

Before the crash there had been reports of two motorcycles being ridden in an "anti-social manner" in the South Elmsall and South Kirby areas. It is believed that these could be the motorcycles involved in the collision.

A 17 year old male was arrested and released on police bail.

New police uniform raises some eyebrows

You can decide who comes off best here, I'm not saying anything...

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Weather: Outlook for the afternoon

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

Our part of the world looks like it'll stay fairly dry this afternoon, but thicker cloud will thin. There is the small risk of catching a shower, especially in the east. A moderate northwest wind. Maximum temperature 19C (66F).


Latest headlines: More bus strikes for Leeds and drug addicted babies make up one in 250 births

Here are the latest headline sin West Yorkshire this lunchtime:

Teacher's strike: 'We have parental support'

Dozens of schools in West Yorkshire have shut their doors today because of a strike by members of the National Union of Teachers.

The union says spending per pupil is set to fall, leading to bigger class sizes and a heavier workload. The government denies the funding is being cut, accusing the union of playing politics with children's future. 

We believe that the things we are striking about will have a much longer impact, negative impact on those children and those parents and we've actually had a lot of parental support. I had an email this morning from a parent, and in it she said, your working conditions are our children's learning conditions."

Clare JohnsonPrimary school teacher, Leeds

Yorkshire v Middlesex - Day 3, listen live

BBC Sport

Yorkshire's championship match with Middlesex is very much in the balance going into day three. 

Middlesex will resume at Scarborough on 130 for 2; trailing Yorkshire's first innings total by 276 runs.

Play resumes at 11:00 and you can listen to ball-by-ball commentary here.

Gary Ballance
ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Rubbish at putting your bin out? There's a app for that...

It's something we're all guilty of, forgetting to put your bin out and the ensuing build up of paper, bottles and sacks of rubbish in your garage.

But help is at hand for the more forgetful among us, a new app to remind you when to put your bin out has been launched by Leeds city council today.


The app is just at a pilot, but they're asking for help in testing it.

On it, you can check your bin day, set a reminder and see where your nearest recycling site is. The trial will run for six weeks and you can download it for Apple or Android devices.

We don’t usually describe bin collections as exciting, but this development really does have exciting prospects for how we work, educate and engage with people so they can help us to help them achieve the city’s recycling targets.”

Cllr Lucinda YeadonLeeds City Council

Is it really two years since Le Tour?

Is it really two years?! It's always fun to revisit these things though, if you've got a picture from the big weekend you'd like to share, send it to me...

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MP for Colne Valley backs May

The political fallout of the Brexit vote continues as Conservative MPs are beginning the process of choosing their next leader and UK prime minister.

Voting gets underway later, Theresa May goes in to the ballot with a lead among Tory MPs. But energy minister Andrea Leadsom, Michael Gove, Stephen Crabb and Liam Fox also hope to succeed David Cameron.

Here's how one of our Tory MPs is going to vote...

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Further bus strikes planned in Leeds

There are to be more strikes on the Leeds bus network. Two more rounds of industrial action have been announced, which will affect routes operated by First Bus.

Bus strike

Bosses at First Bus say they're disappointed there are to be two more strikes. The Unite union has announced the 24-hour stoppages by drivers will take place this Friday and next Monday.

The dispute is over pay; First Bus says the offer is well above inflation but is accusing Unite of refusing to put it to members.  

Children born as addicts: The Bradford mother who gave birth to four drug-addicted babies

Leeds has one of the highest rates of babies born addicted to drugs in the country, according to figures uncovered by the BBC in Yorkshire.

One in every 250 children born in the city was dependant on narcotics, which is more than double the national average. 

Lisa Batty from Bradford gave birth to four children whilst she was using heroin, meaning they were dependent on the drug at birth. She's now been clean for five years.

Chilcot Inquiry: Soldier's father hopes for 'Blair evidence'

A soldier's father, from West Yorkshire, who refused to shake Tony Blair's hand said he hoped the Chilcot report would provide evidence to get the ex-PM "into court".  

Peter Brierley

Peter Brierley, whose son Shaun died in Kuwait in 2003, said Mr Blair should be punished "if it is proved that he has done wrong".

The findings of the inquiry, six years in the making, will be unveiled tomorrow.

Mr Blair, prime minister when the UK went to war, said he would not comment until it was made public.

Leeds, the city that took EU money... but almost 50% voted to leave

A week after the Brexit referendum we can look at how people in Leeds are feeling after the vote. 

Remain just edged ahead with 50.3%, while 49.7% voted to leave, but how does that tally with how much our area has benefited from EU funding?


When you see what's getting handed out to foreigners, and our own pensioners having to scrimp and scrape and be cold in winter, it gets your back up. I've worked all my life and paid taxes and I don't mind doing that, as long as my grandchildren are going to benefit."

Julie Simpson

I definitely want to be an inclusive country, I'm really sad that some people from outside the country don't feel welcome here. That's a big thing for me."

Nancy Crang

One in 250 babies in Leeds born addicted to drugs

Figures uncovered by the BBC show that Leeds has one of the country's highest rates of babies born addicted to drugs


The stats from a Freedom of Information request show that in 2015, about  one in every 250 infants born in the city's hospitals was dependent on narcotics, which is more than double the national average.   

Over the past four years West Yorkshire has seen nearly 500 newborns getting treatment for addiction.


It is caused by women taking legal and illegal drugs while pregnant, but health experts say it is a declining trend.

Latest headlines: Leeds has one of highest rates of babies born addicted to drugs and man to be sentenced over sex worker killing

The latest headlines for West Yorkshire this morning include:

Weather: Cloudy start brighter this afternoon

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

It'll start off cloudy with a few outbreaks of rain this morning, but this will soon clear. Then brighter conditions with sunny spells will follow. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine, highs of 18C.

Teachers' strike: Is your school shut?

There could be disruption for families today with many schools in West Yorkshire affected by strike action as the National Union of Teachers stages a one-day strike over school funding.  

Here's the current list of full closures: 

  • Aire View Infant School 
  • Bowling Park Primary School
  • Brackenhill Primary School
  • Byron Primary School
  • Chellow Heights Special School
  • Farnham Primary School
  • Frizinghall Primary School
  • High Park School
  • Horton Grange Primary School
  • Knowleswood Primary School
  • Oastler's School
  • Parkland Primary School
  • Peel Park Primary School
  • Queensbury School
  • St John The Evangelist Catholic Primary School
  • Steeton Primary School
  • Westminster CE Primary School
  • Worthinghead Primary School  

 Check our Facebook page for the partial closures.  

Striking teachers

Good morning: Our live coverage

Morning, welcome to the BBC's live feed of news, sport, weather and travel for West Yorkshire.

I'll be here until 18:00 keeping you up-to-date, but I'm no mind reader, if you spot something you think we should be talking about email me!

Especially if you've taken a picture like Annie Jacques, she sent this lovely snap of Holmfirth, taken during all that rain yesterday.

Annie Jacques