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  1. Pakistan murder victim had been raped - police
  2. Fears over Rio Paralympics crowds
  3. Twelve-year-old girl missing in Leeds
  4. More in Common weekend in memory of Jo Cox
  5. Live updates on Friday 2 September 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

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Goodbye: Our live coverage

That's it from me for today, we'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with all the latest.

Thanks very much for all of your pictures of the sunset from last night. Oh go on then, just one more..

Malcolm Slee

ZAYN teams up with M.I.A on new single

Zayn Malik and M.I.A
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Hip hop artist M.I.A. has enlisted the help of Bradford's Zayn Malik, otherwise known as ZAYN, for her new track. 

They've collaborated on the single Freedun.

The song is set to appear on M.I.A.'s forthcoming fifth album AIM, out next week.   

I made the song a long time ago and always thought it was too mainstream sounding for me, so [the collaboration] just seems like it's perfect, if I was going to have a collaboration and have someone like Zayn, this is the perfect song, it sort of takes me out of my comfort zone but it also takes him out of his a little bit as well.


Watch: The charity that helps retired police dogs

A charity which helps retired police dogs remain with their handlers is appealing to the public to support their fundraising police dog competition tomorrow

Fireside K9 is run entirely by volunteers and helps the dogs which have dedicated their lives to working in often dangerous situations. Handlers become solely responsible for them on retirement and they can't get insurance for vets' bills. 

The police dog competition is at Temple Newsam - and the money raised can mean the difference between life and death for the animals. 

Noah makes first entry into top 10 baby names for boys

The name Noah has entered the top 10 most popular boys' names for the first time, while Amelia has remained the most popular for girls, the Office for National Statistics said.

The list of most popular baby names in England and Wales in 2015 also showed Oliver has remained top for boys.

Among more unusual choices were 17 boys and 15 girls who were named Baby.


A VIP pass to Bingley Music Live

Here's a nice little peak behind the scenes at Bingley Music Live!

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Get your brollies at the ready....

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

What's in styore for the wetajher this weekend.

See my forecast here... 

Forest Green Rovers goalkeeper joins Guiseley

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Guiseley have signed goalkeeper Jonny Maxted on a three-month loan deal from National League rivals Forest Green. 

The Lions, who have not earned a point in their first seven National League games of the season, allowed keeper Tim Deasy to rejoin Altrincham on Friday.

Former Doncaster trainee Maxted has not played a first-team game this season.

Bingley Music Live this weekend

Have fun if you're going to Bingley Music Live this weekend, you can check the latest on the weather here.

All I'm saying is, take a good waterproof coat if you've got one.

Bingley Music Live

Missing 12-year-old Girl in Leeds Found

Good news, West Yorkshire Police say that Alesha Daniel-Howell has been found safe and well.

The sun may return next week

Great news! If not delivered in a slightly disturbing way...

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'Shots fired' in Bradford car theft

A man was threatened with a shotgun and had his car stolen near the University of Bradford yesterday evening. 

Shearidge road

At the moment we are trying to piece together exactly what has happened as there are number of different reports and scenes that we are investigating.

Det Ch Insp Stuart SpencerWest Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police say a black Peugeot was seen being driven on Morley Street at 18:30, with reports that a shotgun was on the back seat.

A short time later a black Peugeot collided with a brown Seat Leon on Shearbridge Road, where it appears the people in the Peugeot shot at the driver of the Leon.

The driver of the Leon ran off, but when he returned his car had been stolen and was later involved in a crash on Listerhills Road. 

The Peugeot was later found burnt out on Priestman Street.

Girl, 12, missing in Leeds

A 12-year-old girl has gone missing in Leeds. 

Alesha Daniel-Howell was last seen at about 20:45 last night in Chapeltown.undefined

She was wearing dark jeans and a black bomber jacket.

Alesha Daniel-Howell
West Yorkshire Police

We are becoming increasingly concerned for Alesha as time goes on and we would like to hear from anyone who knows her whereabouts or who has any information that could assist in tracing her."

Det Sgt James GrossWest Yorkshire Police

Warning over gas bill scam

Police are urging people to watch out for a scam in which fraudsters are sending out fake British Gas bills. 

There is a link on it which if clicked on, installs "ransomware" on to the computer. It then locks all your files away and you can't access them unless you pay the fraudsters.


I would ask people to never open an email unless they are certain of the credentials of the sender. British Gas for example always send personal emails and will usually quote the customer's account number. Their links are always

Det Insp Benn KempWest Yorkshire Police

Samia Shahid's ex-husband and father due in court on Monday

Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died last month in northern Punjab.

It has emerged today that Mrs Shahid was raped before she was killed. 

Samia Shahid

Her former husband, Chaudhry Muhammad Shakeel, is accused of murder and has confessed to strangling her with a scarf. 

Her father, Chaudhry Muhammad Shahid, is being held as an accessory to murder. 

Both are remanded in custody until 5 September, when they are due to appear in court in Pakistan.

Yorkshire MEP to be known as Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate

A Yorkshire Euro politician recognised in David Cameron's resignation honours list has announced he's going to be known as Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate. 

Timothy Kirkhope
Timothy Kirkhope

Conservative Timothy Kirkhope, who used to be the MP for Leeds North East, says it'll be a huge honour to serve in the House of Lords.  

BreakingSamia Shahid 'raped' before being killed

The officer in charge of the investigation into the death of Bradford woman Samia Shahid has confirmed reports that she was raped before being killed.

Samia Shahid
Family photo

He also says that both her father and first husband carried out her murder. He said police were now seeking to have Samia's mother and sister returned to Pakistan for questioning about their role in the murder. 

Last night's sunset explained

So many of you have been in touch with us today, sending us your pictures of that amazing sunset last night.

But everyone's asking how it happened...

Keeley Donovan (may) have the answers

See behind closed doors at Jake Mangle-Wurzel's home as he's told to clear his 'treasures'

Huddersfield Examiner

As a hoarder Jake Mangle-Wurzel sees uses in the objects that most people throw away. It was therefore upsetting for the self-styled ‘King of the Eccentrics’ to be given an ultimatum to remove his stuff which has spread from his home onto public land.

Jake Mangle-Wurzel
Huddersfield Examiner

Missing Huddersfield girls found

Good news, Shamara Guy and Victoria Barker, both 14, have been found safe and well.

Watch: 'Devastating' if crowds stay away from Rio Paralympics

Double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft from Halifax says it'd be devastating if athletes had to perform in front of near-empty stadiums at the Rio Games. 

Ticket sales for the event, which starts on Wednesday, have been running low. 

There've also been major budget cuts to venues, transport and the workforce. Hannah says compared to the London Games four years ago, there's a lack of interest out in Brazil. 

Travel update: Accident causes train delays

BBC Travel

I'll have a look around and see if I can find more out about this...

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Marking 175 years of Leeds Minster

Celebrations are taking place to mark 175 years since the opening of Leeds Minster. 

Leeds minster

It was known as Leeds Parish Church until four years ago and was built in the 1800s using almost £30,000 worth of voluntary donations. 

Services, events and a floral exhibition are being held to mark the anniversary.   

Last night's sunset: Your pictures

We're still getting loads of your sunset pictures from last night, keep them coming.

We're also still trying to work out how it happened, we've got some of our top experts on it, so we'll let you know as soon as we've worked it out!

Malcolm Slee
Phil Adams
Margaret Mills
John Sanderson

‘Dangerous’ - Fears over ambulance cover shake-up in upper Calder Valley

Halifax Courier

There are fears that planned cuts to ambulance cover in the upper Calder Valley could have a dangerous impact.

Halifax Courier

Two teenage girls missing from Huddersfield

Two teenage girls have gone missing from Huddersfield and West Yorkshire Police urgently want to try to find them.

Shamara Guy and Victoria Barker, both 14, were reported missing at about 16:30 yesterday. 

Shamara was last seen wearing black leggings and a grey poncho jacket. 

Victoria was last seen wearing black leggings and a grey zip-up jacket.

Missing girls
West Yorkshire Police/BBC

We are very concerned for the welfare of these two young girls and carrying out extensive enquiries to trace them. We would like to hear from anyone who has seen them or who has any information that could assist in tracing them."

Det Insp Paul SavageWest Yorkshire Police

Event to celebrate the memory of Jo Cox this weekend

It's hoped thousands of people will come together over the next few days in memory of West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed to death in Birstall near Leeds in June.

Jo Cox

This Saturday and Sunday are being called More in Common weekend - that phrase is borrowed from Jo Cox's maiden speech in Parliament, in which she said there's more that brings us together, than divides us.

More than 2,000 people are expected at a family fun day in Batley - there also events in Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and across the country.

Tents left at Leeds fest to be given to the homeless

After the Leeds Festival, the sea of abandoned tents and other camping equipment was quite astonishing. There were literally fields of discarded tents.

Now a Leeds charity is going to use them to help homeless people in the city.  


Disabled groups fight lifting of A-board ban

Disabled people in Bradford are fighting a petition to lift a ban on advertising A-boards. 


A Bradford council meeting took place last night because businesses from parts of the city claim the ban affects their trade. 

But disabled groups argue the ban should remain in place, as the boards cause problems for people who are blind or use a wheelchair.   

Your pictures: Last night's amazing sunset

We've had loads of emails from you with pictures of last night's sunset. We're looking into what caused this V-shape to appear in the sky, I'll let you know what it is as soon as I do!

Whatever it was, it was pretty impressive, if you've got one to share, feel free to email it to me.

Tracy Smith
John Waite
High Royds
Shaun Brocklehurst
Sarah Redmond
Dave Robertshaw
Ilkley Moor

Supercar driver feels long arm of the law

I wonder if the driver of this very posh car had to get the bus home?

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Weather: Damp start with a cloudy afternoon

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

This is all I'll say, if you're looking for sunshine today, prepare to be disapointed, although we may see some sun later on. Feeling cooler than yesterday with highs of 18C (64F). 

Good morning: Our live coverage

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Congratulations reader, you, me and everyone in West Yorkshire have made it to Friday, I can almost smell the weekend.

If you're looking for the latest news, sport, weather and travel for our part of the world, you've come to the right place. I'll be here until 18:00.

Did you see that sunset last night? We've been sent so many pictures from people featuring a strange "V" shape. I'll be trying to get to the bottom of it later...