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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 28 June 2016

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By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Live updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire have finished for the day.

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

In the meantime, if you spot something happening in your local area which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with us by email.

Brolly
BBC

If you're heading out this evening - don't forget your brolly.   

West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with rain at first

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Cloudy with rain at first this evening, becoming dry with clear spells later on. 

Weather graph
BBC

Minimum temperature of about 9C (48F). Light or moderate westerly wind.

A dry bright start to Wednesday, soon turning cloudy with rain spreading to all areas through the morning and into the afternoon, locally heavy. Maximum temperature of about 16C (61F). Moderate locally fresh southwest wind. 

Latest headlines: Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff 'horrified at the rise in racist incidents' and Daria Pionko death: Sex worker suffered 'forceful attack'

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this evening include:

Super League: Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Huddersfield make three changes from the squad which lost to Wakefield in Challenge Cup quarter-finals. 

Huddersfield Giants
ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Kruise Leeming, Darnell McIntosh and Sam Wood replace injured pair Scott Grix and Joe Wardle, and suspended half-back Danny Brough.

Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis, full-back Jamie Shaul and prop Liam Watts miss out after picking up injuries.

Watch: Battle of the Somme 100 year anniversary

Olivia Richwald

Video Journalist, BBC Look North

One hundred years ago thousands of soldiers from Yorkshire fought in one of the bloodiest offensives of World War One - The Battle of the Somme. 

Two thousand Bradford Pals were involved in the assault - by lunchtime 1700 were dead or injured.

A century later, relatives of one of those who died - Private John Croft Brook - have travelled half way across the world to meet up and reunite two branches of his family:

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff 'horrified at the rise in racist incidents'

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The Dewsbury MP, Paula Sherriff's written an open letter condemning all incidents of racism and xenophobia - with reports they've been on the rise since the EU referendum result. 

She says the message has already received support from MPs in West Yorkshire from all parties. Yesterday, Ms Sherriff urged the Prime Minister set up a cross-party commission on racism.

The Labour MP posted a serious of tweets on her twitter account.

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Leeds City Council leader reacts to referendum vote

The leader of Leeds City Council is calling for an urgent meeting of the city's business leaders  to discuss what she calls a "period of deep uncertainty", following the referendum vote. 

Judith Blake
BBC

Councillor Judith Blake says Leeds is a resilient city, which has withstood many shocks to the economy before, but foreign-owned businesses need to be supported if thousands of jobs are to be protected. 

Earlier, the Chancellor, George Osborne, said further austerity is inevitable after the vote to leave the European Union.

Travel update: Eastbound M62 exit slip road at J28 is partially blocked

BBC Travel

The eastbound M62 exit slip road at J28, A650 (Tingley), is partially blocked because of a broken down vehicle. This is causing some disruption.

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the day to keep you moving.

Listen: Yvette Cooper MP tells Jeremy Corbyn to quit

Labour MPs are voting on a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn. 

About two-thirds of Mr Corbyn's front-bench team have quit in protest at his leadership and his role in the EU referendum campaign. 

The MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Yvette Cooper called on Mr Corbyn to "do the right thing" and go "swiftly".

Calderdale’s learner drivers face 12 week wait for test

Halifax Courier

Frustrated learner drivers in Calderdale are facing waits of up to 12 weeks to take their driving test because of a backlog caused by a shortage of examiners.

Analysis has revealed that figures for waiting times across the county vary from anything between five and 18 weeks, with more than 6,000 tests cancelled in Yorkshire in the last year alone.

L plate
Halifax Courier

Leeds United sign Swedish striker Antonsson

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Championship club Leeds United have signed striker Marcus Antonsson from Swedish top-flight side Kalmar on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.  

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Antonsson scored 22 goals in 40 league games for Kalmar after signing from Halmstads in January 2015.

The 25-year-old is Leeds head coach Garry Monk's first signing since replacing Steve Evans on 2 June.

Daria Pionko death: Sex worker suffered 'forceful attack'

The trial of a lorry driver assistant's accused of killing a woman described as a sex worker  in a managed red light zone in Leeds has started today. 

The court heard Daria Pionko, 21, a Polish national suffered a "sustained and forceful attack"

Daria Pionko
West Yorkshire Police

She was found seriously injured in Springwell Road, Holbeck, Leeds on 23 December 2015.

Lewis Pierre, 24, of Meanwood, Leeds, denies murder but has admitted manslaughter and robbery.

Watch: Huge variations in the cost of dying across Yorkshire

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

BBC Look North has obtained figures that show the huge variations in the cost of dying across Yorkshire. 

Fees for a basic burial plot are highest in Leeds, where you can pay more than £2,300. 

However, in North Yorkshire towns it's about £500. 

Nicola Rees has the story.

Fake letterbox warning

Fraudsters have been sticking fake letterboxes on houses in an attempt to steal people's details, say police.

West Yorkshire Police's Kirklees Rural team has shared a note on Facebook from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).

The London-based team say they have noticed an increase in reports of fraudsters placing fake letterboxes on houses in an attempt to harvest the post. 

The statement said: 

Residents are sometimes unaware of the fake letterbox as the fraudsters will periodically remove the item, which may leave notable markings. The mail is then used to open various lines of credit with financial providers in the name of the innocent resident."

Statement from National Fraud Intelligence Bureau

Police advice is to be vigilant and check for any suspicious activity, tampering of your post/letterbox or for suspicious glue markings on the wall.

They also say to check all post received from financial institutions, even if it appears unsolicited.

You can read more advice on the police's Facebook page

The basketball players who wear the hijab

BBC Sport

Ezdihar, from Bradford, is body positive, she loves basketball - and she wears the hijab. 

Originally a netball player, she caught the basketball bug at 18, and became president of her university's team.

After starting local team the Bradford Cobras, she inspired other Muslim women to sign up. After a Bosnian woman started a petition to overturn a ruling by the International Basketball Association to ban the wearing of hijabs during play, the Cobras went to Turkey to play a friendly game - and won.

Latest headlines: A gun has been fired in Bradford and HS2 rail project could be delayed due to 'financial strain'

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this lunchtime include:

Huddersfield memorial event to remember the Orlando victims

West Yorkshire's weather: Outbreaks of rain, sometimes heavy and prolonged

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

From late morning outbreaks of rain, sometimes heavy and prolonged, which will persist through the rest of this afternoon.

Weather graph
BBC

Temperature highs today of about 17C (63F).

The showers will peter out this evening leaving a dry night with variable amounts of cloud. Temperature lows of about 11C (52F).

Bradford students investigate anatomy using cutting edge technology

The University of Bradford has become the only university in the country with specialist equipment to teach students about the human body. 

Bradford University
Bradford University

A new simulation suite - being launched tonight - includes a digital autopsy table, the only one of its kind which allows students to study thousands of different cases at the touch of a button.

The centre will be officially launched by Editor in Chief of medical textbook Gray’s Anatomy, Professor Susan Standring.

The University of Bradford’s vision in developing an Integrated Life Sciences Learning Centre has produced a learning environment enriched with state-of-the-art resources. I am greatly looking forward to opening the centre on June 28th.”

Professor Susan StandringEditor in Chief, Gray’s Anatomy

Travel update: Traffic light failure on the A61 Eastgate, in Leeds

BBC Travel

A traffic light failure on the A61 Eastgate, in Leeds, at the Eastgate junction is causing some disruption this lunchtime. Do approach with care.  

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the morning to keep you moving.

New appeal over Tenerife disappearance of former Wakefield man

The family of a man who disappeared in Tenerife 12 years ago have issued a fresh plea for information in a bid to solve the mystery.  

Kevin Ainley
Lancashire police

Former Wakefield man - Kevin Ainley - was living and working on the Spanish island when he went missing in June 2004.

The 24-year-old, of Fleetwood, Lancashire, had moved to the tourist area of Playa de las Americas three months earlier.

Listen: Town close to signing Christopher Schindler from TSV 1860 Munich

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

As Huddersfield Town's squad return from their training camp in Sweden later, the sale of defender Joel Lynch to QPR for more than £1m should be confirmed today.

Lynch's replacement will come from Germany, in the form of of Christopher Schindler, the captain of TSV 1860 Munich could cost 2m euros.

Reporter Armin Gibis from local newspaper Munich Merkur says Town will be getting a good player:

Travel update: Bierley Lane in Bradford is still closed

BBC Travel

Bierley Lane, in Bradford, is still closed in both directions between the Newhall Road junction and the Shetcliffe Lane junction. 

Buses are diverting via Heath Hall Avenue.

View more on twitter

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the morning to keep you moving.

Bradford's Grange Technology College rated inadequate

Bradford's biggest school has been placed in special measures after what Ofsted described as a "collapse" in pupil performance. 

Grange Technology College
Google

Grange Technology College near Little Horton became an academy in 2013.

The school was rated good in 2011 but re-branded inadequate after the inspection on 9 and 10 May.

HS2 has unrealistic timetable, says National Audit Office

The HS2 high-speed rail project has an "unrealistic timetable" and faces major cost pressures, a report by the National Audit Office has said.

HS2
HS2 / pa

The £56bn programme has too ambitious a schedule and rising costs could mean that not all its intended benefits are delivered, the NAO said.

The NAO said the 2026 target opening date for the first phase was "at risk, despite good progress".

High Court judge rules that missing man Steven Cooper is dead

Huddersfield Examiner

A judge has ruled that missing man Steven Cooper is dead.

The ruling came at the High Court in Leeds after a plea by Mr Cooper’s partner.

Steven Cooper
Huddersfield Examiner

Gun fired in Bradford

Charles Engwell

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

A gun has been fired during a disturbance in Bradford. 

Police are appealing for information after being called to Bierley Lane after 23.00 last night to reports of a group of people fighting outside The Greenwood Inn. 

Armed officers attended and found all quiet on arrival and nobody has been hurt. 

 A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in custody.

Armed incident in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Reports are coming in of a police incident in Bierley Lane, Bradford, this morning.

Residents reported that a gun had been produced and posts on Facebook suggested shots had been fired at a house.

Yorkshire v Pakistan A: Day Three

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Pakistan A have a lead of 95 runs as they go into day three of their tour match with Yorkshire. 

Jack Leaning
ALLSPORT/Getty Images

The tourists will resume on 341 for 8 in their first innings today. For Yorkshire, batsman Jack Leaning has suffered an ankle injury.

We have commentary online from 11.00.

Travel update: Let's take a look at the trains

BBC Travel

Are you travelling on the train this Tuesday morning?

There are currently no delays or disruptions on Northern Rail, Cross Country, First TransPennine Express or Virgin East Coast trains running into Leeds Station.

As for Bradford Interchange, lines into the station are running to time on Northern Rail trains.

If you're travelling into Bradford Forster Square, all is running to time.

Former primary school head David Warbrick jailed for child sex offences

A former Cleckheaton head teacher invited the two 11-year-olds, from Derbyshire, to have a webcam chat with him before asking them to take their clothes off, police said. 

David Warbick
Derbyshire Police

David Warbrick  was charged with two counts of inciting a female under the age of 13 to engage in a sexual act. The 51 year old, of Bishop Norton Road, Glentham, Lincolnshire, was sentenced to 28 months in prison.

He was suspended as head of Gomersal Primary School in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, after his arrest in 2015.

Latest headlines: HS2 rail project could be delayed due to 'financial strain' and the future of Ilkley Moor grouse shoot will be debated by Bradford councillors

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good morning, the top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this morning include:  

  • Bradford councillors will meet later today to discuss whether to allow grouse shooting on land it owns in Ilkley Moor
  • A former gun runner from West Yorkshire is set to star in film based on his life which he hopes will stop others turning to crime

Travel update: Traffic light failure on the A650 Britannia Road in Morley

BBC Travel

A traffic light failure on the A650 Britannia Road, in Morley, at the Howley Park Road East junction is causing some disruption this morning. Do approach with care.

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the morning to keep you moving.

West Yorkshire's weather: Dry and sunny start, showers later

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Dry at first with sunny spells, but cloud will increase this morning. From late morning outbreaks of rain, sometimes heavy and prolonged, which will persist through the rest of today.  

Temperature highs today of about 17C (63F).

The showers will peter out this evening leaving a dry night with variable amounts of cloud. Temperature lows of about 11C (52F).  

Travel update: Bierley Lane in Bradford is closed

BBC Travel

Bierley Lane, in Bradford, is closed in both directions between the Newhall Road junction and the Shetcliffe Lane junction. 

This is because of a police incident - I'll bring you more information as we get it.

Do remember, BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the morning to keep you moving.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good morning and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Tuesday 28 June 2016.

Oli with you until 18:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Heading out later this morning? Do remember your brolly - from late morning outbreaks of rain, sometimes heavy and prolonged, will arrive.

Weather graph
BBC

Why not get in touch with us today? I'm looking forward to hearing your news, views and comments on this Tuesday morning.