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  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 6 September 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

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Five things we didn't know this morning

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

That's all folks, we're at the end of the line for Tuesday. We'll re-do it all again tomorrow, I'll be here from 08:00.

Before I go, here are five things we learned today:

  1. If you're old like me, the fact that Green Day are more than 20 years old is quite a shock
  2. Hey Manchester, yeah you... We (might) have two airports soon. Who's the capital of the north now eh?
  3. Fed up with all of this nice warm weather? I've got the perfect damp and dank place for you.
  4. Some in West Yorkshire got their own Red Arrows fly-past
  5. Harry Gration doesn't take selfies, he has portraits done.

See you tomorrow!

Red Arrows
Richard Lodge

The Rhinos are hunting - for new dancers in Leeds

Yorkshire Evening Post

The Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie Dance Team needs new dancers. Many of the current dancers are leaving the team to go to university so there are a number of vacancies to fill.

Yorkshire Evening Post

Weather: Muggy night and another warm day tomorrow

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

A dry, bright and warm end to the day. Staying dry and feeling muggy overnight with some low cloud, mist and fog developing. A minimum temperature of 17C (63F) 


Tomorrow we'll have a grey start but brightening with warm sunny spells. Feeling less humid with a maximum temperature of 23C (73F).

Policeman standing in front of a corden

A man is charged with historical sex offences alleged to have taken place at a children's home in Skipton during the 1970s.

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Silsden man is stock car world champion

Jenny Eells

Did you know we have a motorsport World Champion living among us? But (and you may have seen this coming) it's not Formula 1 or Touring Cars, its Stock Cars! 

Frankie Wainman Jnr, from Silsden, was crowned world champion last weekend in Coventry.

Stock Cars
Martin Fitzgerald

Frankie, who crafts all his cars at his garage, has been racing stock cars for more than 30 years and is one of the most decorated drivers in the sport.

His talent also runs in the family as his daughter, 20-year-old Phoebe Wainman picked up the V8 British title earlier this summer on the same night as her father!

Stock car
Martin Fitzgerald

“I was born into it; it was in my blood as a baby. It’s like a drug, it keeps me going. I have a fantastic fan base, who’ve stuck with me through thick and thin and to win the world championship for the third time was absolutely superb. All eyes are on Phoebe now to if she can claim the world title as well!”

Frankie Wainman Jnr

Travel update: Queues on M62 and M621

Oh dear, looks like a frustrating evening commute around Leeds and Bradford tonight.

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Green Day to start UK tour in Leeds

It's been announced  punk legends, Green Day start their UK tour in Leeds next year. This'll make you feel old, their breakthrough album, Dookie, was released in 1994, that's 22 years ago folks.

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Inspectors looking at new Leeds airport site

Leeds could be in line for a brand new airport, today inspectors are looking around a potential site. 


The Civil Aviation Authority is deciding whether or not to grant a licence to allow Leeds East airport at Church Fenton to operate business class flights. 

It wants to operate services to destinations including Faro and Cannes.  

Watch: Leeds v Huddersfield commentators go head to head

Ahead of Saturday's commentary of the Leeds United v Huddersfield Town derby, BBC Radio Leeds pitted their respective commentators, Adam Pope and Paul Ogden, against each other.

The aim; to see who could claim the early bragging rights and psychological advantage ahead of the game itself.

Strap yourselves in, this is penalty taking....

Travel update: Accident A1 northbound J46

BBC Travel

We've got reports of an accident on the A1(M) northbound between J46 (B6164 Wetherby) and J47 (A168 Allerton Park).  

No more detail at the moment, but when I get more I'll let you know...

The things you shouldn't have in your home let alone your recycling bin

We've done some bits before on this blog about the wrong things going into recycling bins, but swords... Seriously?! 

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Looking for somewhere to cool off in Leeds?

As the weather people say "it's well hot out there today", and I just thought I'd share this little pearl of wisdom with you.

If, like me, you're not a massive fan of being very hot, then get yourself down to the Dark Arches in Leeds.

I love it down there, it was damp, dark and nice and cool... You're welcome!

Dark Arches

Harry immortalised on canvas

The Mona Lisa, the Girl with a Pearl Earring, American Gothic and now Harry Gration half asleep wearing a blue tie!

You'll have to tune in to tonight's Look North on BBC One at 18:30 to find out why Harry's had his portrait painted...

Harry Gration

Your pictures: A very sunny flower

After seeing Day of the Triffids as a young bloke, sunflowers still give me the creeps a little.

But thanks anyway to Kathleen Gaylard for this pic of one of her sunflowers in Cottingley this morning.

Kathleen Gaylard

Man cut free from Lorry on waste management site

A man's been cut free from a truck after a crash involving two lorries at a landfill site in Huddersfield. 

Waste management

The collision at Bradley Park happened just after 10:00 this morning. The BBC understands one of the drivers had a seizure behind the wheel just before the crash. 

The fire service says a Technical Rescue Unit from Cleckheaton freed one of the drivers who was then taken to hospital.   

Two released on bail after Keighley 'explosive' chemical find

Two people arrested in West Yorkshire on suspicion of explosives offences have been bailed by police. 


The pair were detained yesterday after counter-terror officers found potentially explosive materials at a house in Keighley.  People living nearby were evacuated and a controlled explosion was carried out.

Halifax Paralympian bags room with a view

The Paralympics in Rio get underway tomorrow, and it's good to see that Halifax's Hannah Cockroft has bagged a decent room in the Athlete's Village!

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Quarter of people would struggle to pay bills if they became unemployed

A quarter of people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire would struggle to pay their bills beyond a month if they lost their jobs, according to new research.

Getty Images

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation says people in Yorkshire are the least flexible financially in the country and it is calling for a strategy to end poverty by 2030.  

Archive film of Huddersfield on show tonight

Films of Huddersfield from years gone by will are being shown in the town tonight as the Yorkshire Film archive screens part of its collection.

Home James
Yorkshire Film Archive

They'll include footage of the work of Brook Motors, David Brown tractors and Bamforths postcards in Holmfirth, while a compilation of archive footage will also depict Huddersfield's old Market Hall and other lost buildings. 

The screening's taking place in Huddersfield Town Hall from 19:30.   

Designer brings art and fashion together in new exhibition

Designer JW Anderson will hope to bridge the worlds of art and fashion when he takes over the Hepworth Wakefield gallery for an exhibition.  

JW Anderson
Getty Images

At the 2015 British Fashion Awards, Jonathan Anderson became the first person to be named both the menswear and womenswear designer of the year.

The exhibition will feature his designs as well as those by the likes of Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier.

They will be alongside work by artists like Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Your pictures: Red Arrows over Holmfirth

Look, we've got the reverse image (almost) of the earlier Red Arrows picture!

This is the team flying over Holmfirth, thanks to Richard Lodge for sending this in.

Red Arrows
Richard Lodge

Zayn Malik cancels Dubai gig: I'm not confident enough to perform

Bradford's Zayn Malik has cancelled his Dubai concert because of what he calls "extreme anxiety".

Zayn Malik

He was due to play a one-off gig at the city's Autism Rocks Arena on 7 October.

In a message to fans he said he's been working on how he deals with his nerves but didn't feel comfortable enough to play live.

"I feel I am making progress but I have today acknowledged that I do not feel sufficiently confident to move forward with the planned show," he wrote. "I am truly sorry to disappoint you. I hope to see you all soon." 

Man left with fractured eye socket after 'unprovoked' attack

Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to following an assault in Huddersfield, in which the victim's eye socket was fractured.

It happened at the Camel Club two weeks ago shortlly after 02:30.

A man was smoking outside and he was punched in the face. The suspect then fled the scene with a blonde woman in a red dress. 

West Yorkshire Police

This was a violent assault, one which we believed was unprovoked. The 20-year-old victim has been left with a serious injury to his eye."

Det Const Kris RobertsWest Yorkshire Police

I can see that house on the M62 from up here!

What a cool pic from the Red Arrows... 

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Child sex exploitation cases jump in Bradford

The number of children being referred to Bradford's child sexual exploitation (CSE) unit has jumped by almost two-thirds in a year, a council report has shown.

A total of 431 referrals were made to the CSE Hub between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015, says the report by the Strategic Director of Children's Services.

In the following 12 months - 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 - there were 713 cases, an increase of 65%. 

Child with hands on head
Science Photo Library

Of those, 82% were girls and 18% were boys.   

The figures also show 66% of the children referred were white and 12% Asian compared with the city's overall child population which is 53% white and 39% Asian.

The findings will be discussed at a meeting today.    

At present there is not enough data to understand why there might be this discrepancy between the ethnicity of the child population of Bradford and the ethnicity of the cases open to the Hub.

Report of Strategic Director (Children's Services)City of Bradford Council

Why is it so warm today?

So why's it so warm today? Well obviously it's down to that tropical air mass we've all been talking about...!

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Watch: MPs reveal extent of abuse

A BBC investigation has revealed almost one in four Yorkshire MPs has received death threats or abuse in the past three years. 

Of the 58 MPs in the region surveyed, a quarter who responded said they had received some sort of personal attack via letter or social media. 

This investigation comes after the death in June of Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed in her Batley and Spen constituency.  

Heavy traffic causing delays for bus users in Leeds

BBC Travel

Looks like there are some delays around Leeds this morning, bad news if you're getting the bus.

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Weather: Muggy start with some sun later

Sara Thornton

BBC Weather

It's a muggy start out there this morning. It's a lot warmer than it looks! The sun will come out during the course of the morning. Highs today of 24C. 

Watch: Huddersfield man in fight to keep his 'treasures'

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

An infamous Huddersfield eccentric is facing a race against time to move the things he's hoarding from public land near his home. 

Kirklees Council's told Jake Mangle-Wurzel to remove what he calls his 'treasures' from a playing field behind his house by Friday or it'll send in teams to the clear the site. 

Jake thinks he has plenty of things that people could re-use or want and that's why he's loathed to part with them.

Travel update: One lane closed A1(M) northbound J46

We have another accident involving a van and lorry, this time on the A1(M) northbound, after J46 (B6164 Wetherby), leaving one land closed.

This is causing a few queues, as you can see. This picture is taken not far from the accident itself...

Highways England

British Airways passengers delayed by computer glitch

British Airways passengers are facing delays after an IT glitch affected check-in desks, it will affect three flights from Leeds Bradford Airport.  

British Airways

The airline apologised to customers, saying its IT teams are "working to resolve this issue".

British Airways told customers that some flights were cancelled on Monday "due to operational reasons".

It said in a statement: "We are checking in customers at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports this morning, although it is taking longer than usual."

Travel update: M1 northbound lane blocked J46

BBC Travel

Away from the usual slow spots, we've got one lane blocked on M1 northbound between J46 (A63 Leeds Colton) and J47 (A642 Garforth), because of an accident involving a van and a lorry.

Traffic does seem to be coping at the moment.

One in four Yorkshire MPs abused, investigation finds

One in four Yorkshire MPs have received death threats or abuse in the past three years, a BBC investigation has found.  

Jo Cox

It comes as advice on how to beef up security is being offered to all MPs in West Yorkshire following the death of the Batley and Spen Labour MP Jo Cox.

The 41-year-old was shot and stabbed in her constituency in Birstall in June.

In a survey of 58 Yorkshire MPs, 18 responded and 14 of those said they had received some sort of abuse.

Good morning: Our live coverage

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Hello there! Wow, it's like living in Malaysia (or somewhere like that, and I'm only guessing I've never been) it's a bit muggy out there this morning!

Stick around for all your latest news, weather, travel and sport for West Yorkshire, I'll be here until 18:00.

Coming up, why this man is fighting to keep his "treasures"! 

Jake Mangel Wurzel