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20 October 2014 Last updated at 03:02 ET

Two arrests over care home stabbingThe Beeches, Castleford

Detectives investigating a stabbing at a West Yorkshire care home on Saturday arrest two men.

Leeds inner ring roadCity ring road closure warning

Motorists are warned a section of the Leeds inner ring road is closed for the weekend.

Otley fire stationFire stations saved from closure

Two West Yorkshire fire stations earmarked for closure are saved, after the fire service decided against building a new "super-station".

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BBC Local Live

    Super League fixtures are out 10:42: Jake Katborg Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The Super League Grand Final may only seem like it was two minutes ago, but the fixtures have been released for the new season.

    RL ball

    There's a West Yorkshire derby on the opening weekend as Castleford host Wakefield, Leeds Rhinos go to Hull KR, while Huddersfield Giants host Hull FC.

    Bradford Bulls will begin life in the Championship with a trip to champions Leigh while Featherstone Rovers take on newly-promoted Hunslet Hawks, Dewsbury are at home to Sheffield, Halifax go to Whitehaven and Batley host Workington.

    Survey shows concerns over city life 10:32: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    In today's Yorkshire Evening Post, the paper reveals its readers' biggest concerns about life in Leeds after thousands of people took part in what it calls an "unprecedented" survey.

    Leeds skyline

    The paper's figures reveal that nearly 80% of its readers actively avoid certain parts of the city for fear of becoming a victim of crime.

    And three-quarters of readers say traffic is a major problem in the city - and they believe it's only getting worse.

    Five fires at Halifax factory 10:23: Halifax Courier

    Firefighters have been called to fires at a Halifax bed factory five times in recent weeks, with a total of seven different crews attending the most recent blaze.

    On air now 10:06: Nick Ahad Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I get reaction to this morning's sad news that actor Lynda Bellingham has died.

    Lynda Bellingham

    Also, I'll be talking to crime novelist Anthony Horowitz, the man behind Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War, ahead of a book signing in Leeds this week.

    news on the hour 09:58: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Almost 17,000 parking tickets have been issued since Leeds started city centre charging on evenings and weekends nearly a year ago.

    This means the move has already netted the council an estimated half a million pounds.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

    Ivy Benson: Original girl power 09:54: BBC iPlayer Radio

    If you missed it at the weekend, remember you can catch up with Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm celebrating the musical legacy of Leeds-born band leader Ivy Benson on BBC iPlayer now.

    Ivy Benson

    Ivy, a gutsy and glamorous woman, rose to fame in the 1940s with her All Girl Band - and Melanie has been speaking to some of the surviving members from that era.

    This was, of course, 50 years before Melanie was shouting about Girl Power.

    Ambulance delays after killer murdered 09:40: Huddersfield Examiner

    A Midlands prison has been criticised for taking 50 minutes to call in medics after two inmates strangled a Huddersfield child killer in his cell.

    Subhan Anwar
    top headlines
    Bradford crowned Curry Capital 09:21: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    It's a record-breaking four-in-a-row this morning for Bradford with the news that the city's been voted Curry Capital of Britain once again.


    Peter Grove, organiser and founder of the award, says it seems the city has found "the magic formula".

    "Of all the competing cities, they have understood the underlying message of the event - to promote cohesion where there was division and have used curry as a bonding agent to bring different aspects of Bradford society together."

    news on the hour 08:57: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Almost 17,000 parking tickets have been issued since Leeds City Council started charging for parking on evenings and weekends nearly a year ago.

    This means the move has already made an estimated half a million pounds for the council.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

    Your views 08:47: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We write all the news, sport, travel and weather updates in our newsroom here in Leeds and would like to find out your views about the service.

    Red sky in the morning... 08:43: Huddersfield Examiner
    Parking tickets extent revealed 08:29: Richard Edwards Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    BBC Radio Leeds has discovered that nearly 17,000 parking tickets have been issued in Leeds since evening and weekend parking charges were introduced in the city almost a year ago.

    Pay and display sign

    We asked Leeds City Council to confirm exactly how much money it's raised from the charges on an evening and on Sundays but it did not give a figure.

    If each of these 17,000 tickets were paid promptly, at the lower rate of £25, that's worth about £435,000 to the council - and it could be much higher than that.

    Two arrests over care home stabbing 08:18: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of West Yorkshire's top story from the weekend: detectives investigating a stabbing at a West Yorkshire care home on Saturday have arrested two men.

    Beeches care home

    A 25-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a 67-year-old woman at The Beeches in Castleford and are in police custody.

    The woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    Slow traffic after accident 08:07:

    BBC Travel News reports there's slow traffic on the M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident.

    Drivers are being warned to expect delays in the area.

    Cloudy with heavy shower risk 08:03: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    The best of any brightness will be in the east at first, otherwise there'll be a lot of cloud today with scattered showers.

    Weather forecast

    The showers will be most frequent in the west where some could be on the heavy side this morning.

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

    Good morning 08:00: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire on Monday 20 October 2014.

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

    And remember, throughout the day you can also send your news, pictures and comments to

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