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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Wednesday at 08:00
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 30 August 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

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Five things we learned today

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

That's it from me, I'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news, sport, weather and travel.

Before I go, here's five things we didn't know this morning:

  1. The cool kids that went to the Leeds Festival are a messy lot.
  2. And I mean, really really messy.
  3. Even international rock stars slum it sometimes.
  4. If you're crossing the road in Horsforth, make sure you have a good look both ways first
  5. Bored in Leeds city centre? Why not have a game of Blockbusters?

See you tomorrow!


Weather: Dry tonight cloudier tomorrow

Dry and sunny this evening. Turning cloudy later. Minimum temperature 13C (55F). 


Tomorrow we can expect a cloudy morning with patchy rain or drizzle spreading south-eastwards; dry and turning much brighter with some sunshine through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 20C (60F). 

Teenager and two men arrested over Leeds shooting

Two men and a teenage boy have been arrested over one of two shootings in Leeds over the weekend. 

A 19-year-old was found with a bullet in his neck near the Reginald Centre on Chapeltown Road late on Sunday night. 

Detectives say he was shot at some nearby shops and have carried out forensic tests in the area. 

Police say a 17-year-old boy along with two men who are 20 and 21 have now been released on bail. 

Officers are still investigating a second shooting at the Nitetrax nightclub which happened just over an hour later.

CCTV released of robbers who injured 61-year-old

CCTV images have been released of men who are suspected of violently robbing a 61-year-old woman in her own home.

West Yorkshire Police

The victim was attacked at her home in Pudsey between 15:00 and 15:30 last Friday by three men. They entered through patio doors which were open and threatened her with a knife.

She was punched and kicked leaving her with fractures to both sides of her jaw, a fractured wrist and cuts to her arms. 

The men stole a large amount of gold jewellery. 

This was a really cowardly attack that left the victim and her family badly traumatised and we urgently need to identify the men responsible.

Det Sgt Andy FarrellWest Yorkshire Police

Are you sitting comfortably?

Getting a seat on a train can sometimes be a bit tricky, but today a train operator was in West Yorkshire asking its passengers to try out some brand new seats.

Well, if you use Northern, you're going to get a say in what kind of seat they stick into their new trains. They've been at Leeds station today with some of the options.

I notice that none of them come with cup holders or one of those built in massager things... 

I'll have a P please Bob

If you work for the BBC in Leeds you're always on duty, and as I walked around town this lunchtime I noticed the new tiles going up on the new John Lewis building.

Blockbusters blank

I thought "Hang on a minute, that looks remarkably like the board used in Blockbusters."

So I made it.

Blockbusters filled

You're welcome.

Illegal UK entry arrests total 850 in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Police has arrested 850 people suspected of illegally entering Britain over the past three years, a BBC investigation has found.

Illegal immigrants
Getty Images

Many were found hidden in lorries. Nationally the figure stands at more than 27,000.

The haulage industry says migrants in Calais are becoming increasingly desperate to break into lorries bound for the UK.  

As part of the ongoing action we are taking to secure our borders, we have invested tens of millions of pounds to bolster security at ports in northern France. We are also committed to finding long-term solutions to the problem of illegal migration, which is why we created the Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce last year."

Home Office statement

Call for more council housing in Leeds

There are new calls for more council houses to be built in Leeds.

A Labour councillor says that more people need council houses than there are homes available.


It comes as BBC Radio Leeds has found out that 24,000 people are on the waiting list in the city - with 1,500 waiting on it for at least 10 years. 

The council says it does try to house people in a "timely manner" and people do have to actively bid for houses they want to live in.   

Firefighters 'save 36 lives' in one bungalow fire

How cute is this!

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to a fire at a bungalow in Dewsbury yesterday, no people were hurt and these three kittens were saved, so in effect that's 36 lives! 

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Travel update: Rail delays because of freight train fire

BBC Travel

There are long delays on trains between Leeds and London because a freight train is on fire

It means trains can't run between Retford and Doncaster. 

There may be delays until at least six o'clock tonight.

Watch: Sea of empty tents at Leeds Festival site

Earlier I was telling you about all the wellies that were left in Leeds city centre after the festival, well that's nothing compared to what's been left at Bramham Park itself!

A charity that supports refugees is appealing for help to clear up and salvage items from the Leeds Festival. Thousands of items including tents and sleeping bags have been left at Bramham Park.

Just look at what people have left there!

One-third 'given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis'

Researchers at the University of Leeds say almost a third of patients in England and Wales are being given the wrong initial diagnosis after a heart attack - with women having a far higher chance of being affected.

heart attack

Researchers examined NHS data on about 600,000 heart attack cases over a period of nine years.

Women were 50% more likely than men to have an initial diagnosis different from their final diagnosis, it said.

NHS England said it was working to improve the diagnosis of heart attacks.

Clean-up operation under way after blaze at Mirfield Prestige cars

Huddersfield Examiner

A clear-up operation is under way at Mirfield Prestige used car business following a major fire on Saturday night.

Among the luxury cars affected were an E-type Jaguar and a Bentley.

Huddersfield Examiner

Leeds Festival drug death: Friends pay tribute to Lewis Haunch

Friends of a 17-year-old who died after taking drugs at Leeds Festival have said they don't want him to be remembered for how he died.  

Lewis Haunch

Lewis Haunch collapsed at the event and was pronounced dead in hospital shortly after midnight on Sunday.

Two 17-year-old boys held in Greater Manchester on suspicion of drugs offences have been released on bail.

Erica McGuinness, a friend, said: "All his close friends will remember him for the fun person that he was."

Jason Gillespie: Departing Yorkshire head coach would consider return

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie is open to the possibility of returning to the club in the future after announcing his decision to leave on Sunday.  

Jason Gillespie

Gillespie took charge of Yorkshire in 2011, but is returning to his native Australia to be closer to his family.

The 41-year-old took the county from the second division to consecutive County Championship titles.

"Who knows what will happen in the future? I wouldn't say no moving forward," he said.

Lorry drove wrong way around Cambridgeshire roundabout

A lorry driver from Castleford drove the wrong way around a roundabout in a manoeuvre described by a former traffic officer as "extremely dangerous".  

The incident involving a Turners of Soham lorry was recorded on a dashcam near Bar Hill in Cambridgeshire.

No vehicles were hit but former police officer Tony Barrios said it "could have been tragic".

The company said the fully-qualified "English national, ex-Army" driver was "clearly confused" and being retrained.

Fire continues to burn after a week

Believe it or not, firefighters are still working on putting out a fire that started more than a week ago at a waste tip in Huddersfield. 

Waste fire

Rubbish is being moved around the site on Queens Mill Road in Lockwood to allow firefighters to reach areas still burning. 

Kirklees Council has apologised to people living nearby for the smoke and the smell.  

Travel update: A1(M) reopens

BBC Travel

Some good news from that accident on the A1(M)...

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Chili Peppers star's favourite tracks

You see all sorts of people at Leeds station, I once saw Alan Bennett there...

But I've never seen an international rock star. Look, it's Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers!

I'm a bit confused as to why he was getting the train, surely they have a tour bus at the very least!

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Travel update: A1(M) closed J35

BBC Travel

We're experiencing some big problems on the A1(M) at J35 in both directions this morning. There's been a serious accident and although it's happened in South Yorkshire, it's having a knock-on effect in West Yorkshire.

This is the queue just after J38 southbound.

Highways England

Travel update: Highways England 'working hard' to re-open A1(M)

BBC Travel

The accident on the A1(M) is causing quite a few queues this morning

Highways England have offered this crumb of comfort...

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Man and woman from Huddersfield charged with murder

A man and a woman from Huddersfield have been charged with the murder of  a man whose body was found on moors in Derbyshire.

Craig Nelson, also known as Craig Preston, from Rotherham was found on Monday 22 August on moorland by the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels.

Craig Nelson
South Yorkshire Police

A post-mortem examination found that he died as a result of head injuries.     

Mohammed Shiraz Bashir, 41, and Leonie Marie Mason, 23, both of Holme Park Court, Huddersfield, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today charged with murder.

Travel update: A1(M) J35 north and southbound serious accident

BBC Travel

Not in West Yorkshire, but one to be aware of if you're heading south on the A1(M). 

We've got long delays southbound at northbound at J35 (M18) because of a serious accident involving one car. 

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Two teenagers released on bail after Leeds Festival drugs death

Two 17-year-old boys have been released on bail, after the death of teenager Lewis Haunch, who had taken drugs at Leeds Festival.

The 17-year-old from Leigh, in Greater Manchester, died in the early hours of Sunday morning after being taken to St James’ Hospital in Leeds in a critical condition.  

Leeds festival

At this time the indications are that [he] consumed drugs immediately before before he collapsed. A report will be sent to the coroner in due course."

Ch Supt Keith GilertWest Yorkshire Police

Home-made warning as cars 'failing to stop' at Leeds crossing

Take a look at his, I spotted it yesterday in Horsforth...


This is on the pedestrian crossing just near the roundabout on the A65 and the ring road.

I'm not aware of any particular incidents there, but the fact some motorists drive straight through on a red light has obviously sparked someone into action, making these warning signs. 

Have you had a near miss at these lights, or anywhere else for that matter? Let me know...

Yorkshire has highest number of sudden unexplained infant deaths

Yorkshire has the highest rate of sudden unexplained infant deaths in the country, latest figures show. 

This is in contrast to the national trend, where figures have reached their lowest level on record in England and Wales. 

There were 212 unexplained deaths in England and Wales in 2014, a rate of 3 deaths per 10,000 live births. 

In Yorkshire, there were 30 unexplained deaths in the same year, which is a rate of 4.7 deaths per 10,000 live births.

There are now calls for more awareness about cot deaths from bereaved parents.

Busy weekend for the street cleaners

It really has been a busy bank holiday for the people who keep our streets clean!

Good on them I say...

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Double shooting in Leeds before carnival

Two people are recovering after being shot in Leeds at the weekend.

A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital and underwent surgery to remove a bullet from his neck. He remains in hospital in a stable condition. He was discovered by police officers on Chapeltown Road on Sunday night.

Nitetrax nightclub
Nitetrax nightclub

In a separate incident at the Nitetrax nightclub, also on Chapeltown Road, a 42-year-old man suffered a gunshot injury in the early hours of yesterday morning. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and is currently in a stable condition.   

A 20-year-old woman also received a minor cut to her leg during the incident and was taken to hospital by officers for treatment.

There is nothing at this stage to suggest these incidents are linked and we are carrying out extensive enquiries into both. Clearly the criminal use of firearms resulting in people being injured is always a cause for serious concern and we will continue to do everything we can to trace those responsible and protect our communities from harm."

Det Ch Insp Mark SwiftWest Yorkshire Police

Muddy boots abandoned around Leeds after festival

There'll have been plenty of hangovers from the Leeds Festival, but the city itself has been left with some pretty nasty after-effects from the weekend.

Leeds City Council

It seems that lots of festival goers have arrived back int Leeds, and aren't that keen on taking their muddy wellies home to give them a clean, with lots of them left abandoned on the streets.

This morning teams are out cleaning the clumps of mud off the streets...


I'm not sure what will happen to the discarded boots once they've been picked up, I'll try and find out and let you know!

Woman called police over 'Pokemon trying to get into her home'

The police have released details of incidents involving the game Pokemon Go, including a woman who contacted West Yorkshire Police concerned that Pokemon characters were trying to "get into her home".


Robberies, thefts, assaults and driving offences were among 290 incidents recorded across England and Wales throughout July.  

In some cases Pokemon players have been victims of crime, while others have been accused of committing offences or being involved in antisocial behaviour.  

A spokesman for Pokemon Go developers Niantic also urged people playing the game to "abide by local laws".  

Weather: Cloudy start brighter later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Don't be disheartened by the early cloud this morning, we are destined for lost of bright sunny spells as we head towards the afternoon! Highs of up to 24C (75F) 

Good morning: Our live coverage

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Hello and welcome to our live feed of news, sport, weather and travel.. just for West Yorkshire.! I'll be here until 18:00 keeping you right up-to-date.

Has anyone lost any welly boots? Loads of them have turned up around Leeds after the festival...

Leeds City Council