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  1. Updates from Thursday 9 April 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Martin Coldrick and Alex Moss

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Good evening

That's all for today from BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

We'll be back again from 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

A dry and clear night

Keeley Donovan

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There'll be some late sunshine to end the day leading into a dry and clear night with temperatures down to about 4C (39F).

Weather forecast

Tomorrow will be another warm and dry day, although high cloud will spread across from the west making the sunshine rather hazy.

Temperatures will reach about 18C (64F) with light breezes.

Coming up on BBC One

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Amy Garcia at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we report on warnings of a crisis in social care, with some companies in Yorkshire struggling to hire enough people to carry out home visits.

Industry leaders have told Look North that low wages and difficult working conditions are making it difficult to recruit the right staff.

Sunset over Digley

Thanks to Ellie Pawsey for sending us this fantastic picture of yesterday's sunset over Digley Reservoir near Holmfirth.

Sunset over Digley Reservoir
Ellie Pawsey

We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not

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Cbeebies gets Leeds dancing

Get Inspired

With BBC Sport

Cbeebies have taken Leeds by storm in an event to celebrate all things dance.

Children in a circle watching a boy breakdance

The Dancing Beebies event took place at the Trinity Shopping Centre where children and parents were treated to previews of the Cbeebies and Leeds-based Northern Ballet's production of The Elves and the Shoemaker.

Characters from Cbeebies came to life as kids were treated to workshops, performances, active Storytime sessions and opportunities to join in and have some fun.

Leeds election candidates

If you live in Leeds and want to find out who's standing in your constituency in the general election,

the list of candidates has just been published.

Ballot box

The document lists all people nominated as candidates for Elmet and Rothwell, Leeds Central, Leeds East, Leeds North East, Leeds North West, Leeds West, Morley and Outwood and Pudsey.

Peacock tussle 'special' for Morley

BBC Sport

Salford Red Devils prop Adrian Morley says facing his former team-mate Jamie Peacock for potentially the final time

will be a "special" moment.

Morley, 37, is expected to feature against the retiring Peacock's Leeds in Sunday's home Super League fixture.

"It's more special going up against Jamie than Leeds actually," Morley told BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Young players 'not for sale'

Gareth Jones

Sports Editor and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn says the club has always been clear in its message that their prize young players are not for sale.

Neil Redfearn

Cook, Byram and Mowatt have been linked to Premier League clubs, but Redfearn says the Academy players have a strong loyalty to Leeds and staying put would be best for their development.

"What they don't want to do is to go to a big club and get lost in the system. It's important they get league games under their belt. They'll benefit and Leeds United will benefit," he says.

Jewitt set for Tigers comeback

James Deighton

Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Castleford prop Lee Jewitt could make his long-awaited comeback at home to Hull KR on Saturday

after he was named in the Tigers 19-man squad.

Jewitt's been out for seven months due to hip and hernia surgery and says it's a big relief to be back fit.

"Just for my name to be on the board and in contention, I can't put it into words. After several months out, you can't wait for this day," he says.

Appeal over 'outrageous' incident

Police have issued an image of a man they want to speak to

after two women were touched inappropriately on a train between Leeds and Dewsbury in March.

Image of suspect
British Transport Police

The incident happened at about 14:10 on Tuesday 10 March, as a 23-year-old woman travelled with a friend on a Leeds-Liverpool Lime Street service. As the train made its way between Leeds and Dewsbury, they were both touched by a man who moved close to them.

PC Colin Steele says: "They were able to move away, but the incident left both women shaken. The behaviour of the man was absolutely outrageous."

Rimer family's pain 'undiminished'

The pain felt by the family of

murdered Hebden Bridge schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer "has not diminished" in the two decades since her body was found in the Rochdale Canal, police have said.

Det Supt Simon Atkinson


the 20th anniversary of the discovery on 12 April 1995 - five months after the 13-year-old disappeared - Det Supt Simon Atkinson says Lindsay's family continues to suffer.

Det Supt Atkinson adds that he's convinced someone living locally has the key to solving the teenager's murder: "I firmly believe the answers lie within this community. Somebody out there knows who's responsible."

How well do you know your candidates?

There's just under a month to the 2015 general election.

Faceless candidate

In the weeks up to the vote, BBC Magazine is publishing a series of quizzes on all things electoral. This week -

the candidates.

Bright future for Town Hall chamber

Over a century's worth of dirt has been removed from the glazed roof of Halifax Town Hall's council chamber

as part of restoration work to the Grade II* listed Victorian building.

Council chamber ceiling
Calderdale Council

Work was started on the ornate council chamber ceiling after plasterwork started to crack last year. Specialists also found the glazed roof above the decorative plaster was damaged and leaking.

New glazing and repairs to the outside of the Town Hall, which was opened in 1863, have stopped the leaking and the plasterwork has been checked and strengthened, Calderdale Council has said.

Mum 'begging' for information over murder

Daragh Corcoran

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Almost exactly 20 years after the body of murdered Hebden Bridge schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer was found, her mother says she's "begging" for anyone with information to come forward.

Geraldine Rimer

Lindsay, 13, disappeared after being filmed on CCTV buying cornflakes at the Spar shop in Hebden Bridge on 7 November 1994. Her body was found in the nearby Rochdale Canal five months later.

Geraldine Rimer tells me: "There were no positive sightings and I can't believe that. Even 20 years ago Hebden Bridge was a bustling place and someone must have seen her. Please just tell us what happened - I'm begging them for that information."

Early morning ram-raid investigated

BBC Radio Leeds

Police are investigating a ram-raid at a Co-op in Baildon, Bradford, in the early hours of this morning.

A car was smashed into the front of the the building in Staithes Road just before 02:00 - but it's not clear as yet what was stolen.

The car, a Toyota Avensis, was later found abandoned, police have confirmed.

Rhino Hall out for a month

BBC Sport

Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall

is facing a month out with a fractured hand.

Ryan Hall

The England international has been ever-present for the Super League leaders so far this season, scoring five tries in nine games.

The 27-year-old is the second Rhinos winger to be sidelined in recent weeks.

Election 2015: City hustings trending online

BBC Trending

What's popular and why

A hustings in the seat of Bradford West has started trending online - because of a claim by George Galloway about his opponent's forced marriage.

George Galloway
AFP/Getty Images

The hashtag #BradfordWest has been retweeted more than 2,000 times after an exchange between the Respect candidate George Galloway and the Labour candidate Naz Shah.

Dog snatcher's ransom threat

Yorkshire Evening Post

Pet owners in Leeds are being targeted by thieves demanding cash for the safe return of their pets.

Lesley Hart and Tess
Yorkshire Evening Post

Murdered Lindsay 'deserves justice'

Daragh Corcoran

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

The mother of murdered Hebden Bridge schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer has told me her daughter "deserves justice".

Lindsay Rimer

At a news conference in the town marking 20 years since 13-year-old Lindsay's body was found, Geraldine Rimer told me: "She was my baby and she's not forgotten. She's very deeply missed and she certainly did not deserve to die.

"It never goes away, it never gets easier - whatever people say. And we've been living like this for 20 long years."

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

A fresh appeal to find the killer of a murdered Hebden Bridge schoolgirl has been launched.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

A fine and sunny afternoon

Clare Nasir

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be a fine and dry afternoon with some sunshine.

Weather forecast

There'll also be some late sunshine to end the day. It'll feel warm with highs of about 18C (64F) and light winds.

Coming up on BBC One

BBC Look North

Join us at 13:40 for BBC Look North as we get the latest from Dewsbury on the day images are released of two boys from the town
who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic State.

Also, we'll be in Hebden Bridge where the sister of a Hebden Bridge teenager who was murdered 20 years ago

has spoken publicly for the first time about her family's ordeal.

Ban for Chase over Giants injury

Dave Fletcher

Sports reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Salford's Rangi Chase

has been given a seven match ban for the tackle on Huddersfield's Brett Ferres which left the Giants man injured and facing up to four months out of the game.

Rangi Chase

Chase (pictured right) was found guilty of the Grade E dangerous contact which occurred during

Huddersfield's defeat by the Red Devils on Good Friday.

Giants coach Paul Anderson says it's something that needs to be wiped out of the game: "It's a cheap thing and cowardly. I've used all these words and I stick by them."

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

A fresh appeal's being made to try to catch the killer of Hebden Bridge schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer.

Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

Council's call for carers

People willing to care for adults in their own home are "urgently needed",

according to Wakefield Council.

The authority's looking for local residents who are able to become Shared Lives carers, able to help adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and older people to live their lives as independently as possible.

There are currently 56 Shared Lives carers supporting 132 vulnerable people across the district. No experience or special qualifications are needed and full training is provided, the council says.

Appeal over missing man

Police are appealing for help in tracing a man

who's been missing from his home in Leeds since mid-March.

Stephen Pattison
West Yorkshire Police

Stephen Pattison, 50, from Seacroft, was last seen on Friday 20 March, when he started a week off work but he didn't return on 30 March.

He's described as white, 5ft 8ins, slim, with grey hair. He has a long, thin nose and prominent front teeth. He usually wears a navy blue, three-quarter-length jacket and black trousers and carries a large red rucksack.

'Life sentence' for murdered schoolgirl's family

This Sunday marks 20 years since the discovery of the body of murdered Hebden Bridge teenager Lindsay Rimer, five months after she disappeared from home.

Kate Rimer

Ahead of the anniversary her sister, Kate,

has been speaking for the first time about the effect Lindsay's death has had. She says until her sister's killer is caught it's a "life sentence" for her family.

Kate, who was 20 at the time of Lindsay's disappearance, says: "We miss her so much but every memory of her is tainted - it is so painful and bleeds into everything we do."

Vaisakhi celebration reminder

Drivers in Leeds are being warned to expect delays in the city centre this Saturday

as the Sikh community holds its annual Vaisakhi procession.

The celebration will start at about 10:30 and finish at about 16:30 and police say there is likely to be some disruption to traffic in the city centre, Chapeltown and Harehills.

The procession is due to travel along Chapeltown road, Newton Road, Harehills Lane, Avenue Hill, Harehills Avenue, Chapeltown Road, Sheepscar Street South, Regent Street, Eastgate, The Headrow, Millennium Square, Woodhouse Lane, Sheepscar interchange and Chapeltown Road.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A fresh appeal's being made to try to catch the killer of Hebden Bridge schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer.

On Sunday, it'll be 20 years since her body was found in the Rochdale Canal and

her sister says the family are serving "a life sentence".

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

Hunt campaigners meet council leader

Campaigners calling for a ban on grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor are to meet Bradford Council's leader Dave Green later today to discuss their concerns.

Red grouse
Andrew Linscott/Thinkstock

In February, the council decided to allow shooting to continue on the moor, but some traps used to control predators were banned.

Animal rights activists

say grouse shooting is a cruel blood sport which must be stopped. Those in favour of the hunt say it helps the grouse population breed, therefore aiding its conservation.

Vaughan 'open' to replacing Downton

BBC Sport

Former Yorkshire and England captain Michael Vaughan

says he's "more than open" to a role with English cricket's governing body following the departure of managing director Paul Downton.

Michael Vaughan

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) says it is "restructuring" and has created a new role of director of England cricket to replace Downton.

Vaughan, 40, has been critical of the ECB's recent management of the game.