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Martin Coldrick

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  1. Good evening

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

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

  2. A dry and chilly night

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will be dry with broken cloud and a minimum temperature of about 6C (43F).

    Weather forecast

    Tomorrow will see a bright start with some sunshine, clouding over with some patchy rain later in the afternoon and into the evening.

    The top temperature will be about 14C (57F).

  3. Gillespie: 'Exciting times at Yorkshire'

    Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie, who it's been confirmed won't be taking over the top job for England, says these are "exciting times" at Headingley.

    Jason Gillespie

    Gillespie, who was interviewed for the England head coach post last week, says there's plenty to do at Yorkshire.

    "We've made it very clear that we want to improve on our one-day cricket. We feel as though we have got the squad to compete in the one-dayers and the Twenty20," he says.

  4. Investigation into fatal crash

    Witnesses to a fatal crash during a police pursuit in Leeds last week are being urged to get in touch with the police watchdog which has launched an investigation into the incident.

    Incident scene

    ‪‪Tesfa Hughes, 26, died after the VW Golf he was driving hit a car being driven by a member of the public on Roundhay Road at about 19:05 last Wednesday. The member of the public was seriously injured and remains in hospital in Leeds.

    ‪Shortly before the collision, a West Yorkshire Police car had begun to pursue the VW Golf. ‪‪The incident was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

  5. Temporary closure for waste centre

    A waste recycling centre in Calderdale is to close from next Monday while building work takes place nearby, Calderdale Council is reminding residents.

    Sowerby Bridge Recycling Centre

    As part of the Sowerby Bridge Copley Valley regeneration of Copley Valley, a new road linking Hollas Lane with Holmes Road is being built, meaning Sowerby Bridge's Household Waste Recycling Centre will have to close from 1 June.

    Alternative recycling centres are available in Halifax, Brighouse, Elland and Eastwood near Todmorden, Calderdale Council says.

  6. Trespass sparks rail delays

    Virgin Trains tweets: Owing to a trespass incident between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds, trains have to run at reduced speed

  7. The engine which founded a railway

    A Leeds museum has celebrated the 100th anniversary of a steam engine built in the city which went on to help found a railway in Sierra Leone.

    Nellie the Engine

    Leeds Industrial Museum is celebrating the city's role in 1915 of building Nellie the engine, Sierra Leone's oldest surviving steam locomotive.

    It was used to shunt goods around the capital Freetown. It survived the 1975 closure of the country's rail network and is in Sierra Leone's National Railway Museum.

  8. Towpath in line for 'nation's favourite' award

    A towpath on part of the Leeds-Liverpool canal could be named as the UK's favourite route for cyclists after being nominated for a national award.

    Towpath at Bingley Five-Rise Locks

    The Aire Valley Towpath between Leeds and Bingley has been shortlisted by travel charity Sustrans along with nine other shorter towpath routes on the National Cycle Network which are less than 30 miles long.

    Other routes nominated are on the Union Canal in Edinburgh, the Newry Canal in Northern Ireland and the Cuckoo Trail in East Sussex. Voting runs until 31 August.

  9. Men sought over drugs raid

    Two suspected drug dealers with links to the Leeds area are being hunted after cocaine and heroin worth £800,000 was thrown from the window of a house, landing next to a police van.

    Drugs with a total street value of £2m were seized in the raids at two homes in Clement Royds Street, Rochdale.

    Officers also recovered £53,000 in cash in the operation on 23 March, a Greater Manchester Police spokesman said.

  10. Halifax defender joins Barnsley

    BBC Sport

    Barnsley have signed FC Halifax Town defender Marc Roberts on a three-year deal.

    Barnsley ground

    The Barnsley-born 24-year-old made 46 appearances for the Shaymen this season, scoring four goals.

    He told the club's website: "The gaffer here is great and I'm looking forward to working for him.

  11. Three arrested after gun alert

    Three men have been arrested in Bradford after the occupants of a vehicle were seen with what's believed to be a gun.

    Police were called to the vehicle in Leeds Road at about 10:50. As officers approached the vehicle it was driven off and later abandoned in Petrie Road.

    A 21-year-old man was arrested in Nottingham Street on suspicion of conspiracy to rob. Two other men, aged 20 and 23, were later arrested in Lower Rushton Road, also on suspicion of conspiracy to rob. All three remain in custody, according to police.

  12. Woman in court over hospital murder

    A woman accused of killing a patient at a psychiatric hospital in Bradford has appeared in court.

    Cygnet Hospital

    Rachel Bowen, 49, is charged with murdering 52-year-old Linda Goswell at Cygnet Hospital in Bierley Lane on 2 August.

    Ms Bowen will next appear for a plea hearing at Bradford Crown Court on 31 July.

  13. CCTV appeal over fatal crash

    A taxi passenger who left a car that hit a woman is being sought by police.

    CCTV images

    Victoria Holland, 28, from Scholes, died after being hit by a car while crossing the A58 Whitehall Road in Wyke on 16 May.

    Police have issued CCTV images of the woman they believe was a passenger at the time of collision.

  14. Missing woman found

    A woman who was reported missing in Leeds yesterday has been found, West Yorkshire Police has confirmed.

    We reported earlier today that 49-year-old Parveen Latif had disappeared from her home after last being seen in the early hours of Monday.

    Police say she has since been found "safe and well" and have thanked the public for their help in circulating an appeal for information about her whereabouts.

  15. Yorkshire 'delighted' at Gillespie news

    Yorkshire Cricket Club's chief executive says he's "delighted" that head coach Jason Gillespie is staying at Headingley.

    Jason Gillespie

    Gillespie (pictured) was interviewed last week for the job of England head coach but has been told officially he won't be offered the role.

    Club chief executive Mark Arthur says it's "great news": "Jason is fully committed to achieving a period of sustained success for the club across all formats of the game."

  16. Buskers bid to help homeless

    A competition to highlight street music talent in Leeds is now under way, with Sound on The Streets 2015 open to all street musicians in the city.


    Leeds Beckett University and charity Simon on the Streets are working together to put on the contest with the aim of raising money for people sleeping rough on the streets of West Yorkshire.

    Daily heats will be held in the Trinity Centre in early October, with shortlisted acts then performing in a live semi-final event on 9 October before the Grand Final in December.

  17. New website has flooding focus

    A new website has been launched in Calderdale to help residents keep up-to-date on flooding, weather and traffic disruptions across the district.

    Flooding in Todmorden

    The eyeoncalderdale website has been developed in partnership between Calderdale Council, the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Police, Calder Valley Community Support Group, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, local flood groups and Defra.

    Calderdale has suffered from severe flash flooding recently, causing millions of pounds of damage.

  18. 'Don't drive and text' warning

    More on the week-long crackdown on people using mobile phones while driving which has been launched in West Yorkshire today.

    Insp Joanne Field

    Insp Joanne Field (pictured), who leads West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit, says: ''The risks associated with using a phone while behind the wheel are very clear.

    "During my police career I've seen the fatal consequences of people who've been distracted by using a phone while driving on far too many occasions.''

  19. Club remembers 'greatest manager'

    Leeds United tweets: Today we remember our greatest ever manager, Don Revie. 26 years on, he remains a true legend of the game. #lufc

    Don Revie
  20. Mobile phone crackdown launched

    John Cundy

    Crime Correspondent, BBC Yorkshire

    Extra police patrol cars are on the roads across West Yorkshire today as part of a week-long crackdown on drivers using hand-held mobile phones at the wheel.

    Police officer talking to man in car

    Last year in West Yorkshire, nearly 2,800 motorists were prosecuted for using their mobile phones illegally behind the wheel.

    Eleven years after it first became illegal, it remains one of the four most dangerous driving offences which cause injuries and deaths. The National Police Chiefs Council says it can be more dangerous than drink-driving.

  21. Shipley man's F1 dream comes true

    Telegraph & Argus

    A Shipley firm has made a disabled man's dream come true by taking him to meet his favourite Formula 1 motor racing team and helping him customise his mobility scooter in its colours.

    Sam Duncan
  22. Appeal over missing woman

    Police in Leeds are appealing for help in finding a woman who's been missing from her home since yesterday morning.

    Parveen Latif

    Parveen Latif, who's 49, was last seen at her home on Dorset Road at about 02:30 on Monday.

    She's described as Asian, 5ft 1ins tall, heavily-built and wearing a headscarf and traditional clothing. Her disappearance is said by her family to be "out of character".

  23. Kelly set for Elland Road?

    Jake Katborg

    Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The former Leicester City manager Rob Kelly is understood to be close to joining Leeds United as assistant to new head coach Uwe Rosler.

    Kelly was recently at West Bromwich Albion where he was caretaker manager for a short spell last season.

    He's also worked at Preston and Nottingham Forest.

  24. Gillespie: 'Yorkshire is my focus'

    Jake Katborg

    Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Despite missing out on the England job, Yorkshire's Jason Gillespie says he'd still like to coach at international level one day.

    Jason Gillespie

    Gillespie held talks with the ECB last week, but they're now in exclusive discussions with another candidate, understood to be Trevor Bayliss.

    Gillespie says: "Maybe one day in the future, we'll see what happens. But my focus, as it always has been, is on Yorkshire and during the winter months with Adelaide Strikers."

  25. Investigation after alleyway rape

    Investigations are continuing this morning after a man was raped in an alleyway in Heckmondwike in the early hours of yesterday morning.

    Heckmondwike map

    The 23-year-old was attacked off Albion Street at about 02:45 on Monday by a man he had met earlier.

    Specially trained officers are supporting the victim.

  26. A fine start, cloudy later

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Today will see a dry and fine start with sunny spells. However, it'll cloud over from the north this morning with maybe a little drizzle over the Pennines.

    Weather forecast

    The cloud will break again from the north this afternoon to allow sunny spells to return.

    The top temperature will be about 17C (63F).

  27. Good morning

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Tuesday 26 May.

    I'll be with you until 18:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

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