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Summary

  1. Updates from Wednesday 12 Nov 2014
  2. More from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

That's it for Local Live for today, we will return at 08:00 on Thursday.

A dry and chilly night

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight there'll be the risk of a shower, but it'll be mostly dry with increasing amounts of cloud and a low temperature of about 7C (45F).

Weather outlook
BBC

Tomorrow, it'll be mostly dry with variable - often large - amounts of cloud, with some brighter spells developing, but with a risk of patchy rain towards evening.

The top temperature will be about 12C (54F).

Coming up on BBC One

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Amy Garcia from 18:30 on BBC Look North as we get the latest from Sheffield United in the row over
the decision to allow Ched Evans to train with the club after his rape conviction.

Also, we'll be finding out more about the Yorkshire arts festival which ran alongside this year's Tour de France Grand Depart to much acclaim

and which is now set to return in 2016.

Students aim to raise £40,000 for 'fan film'

A group of Harry Potter fans, including students from Huddersfield University,

hopes to raise £40,000 within a month to make a film inspired by JK Rowling's novels.

Woman waving wand in a forest
other

The movie, to be shot in northern England, will follow the story of a wizard expelled from Hogwarts - the school attended by Potter. A promotional trailer has already been filmed.

If enough is raised on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website before December, filming could start in the New Year.

X-Factor star in lights switch-on

Keighley News

X-Factor star Sam Callahan is heading to Keighley this month

to switch-on the town's Christmas lights.

Care homes face closure threat

BBC News Online has more on

the proposed closure of three council-run care homes in Leeds as part of a four-year plan to cut costs.

Councillors will be told that closing the centres would save £4m in the face of central government budget cuts.

Senior councillors will be asked next week to approve the start of a consultation process looking at proposals to "decommission" the sites.

Team wins national grant

Telegraph & Argus

A disabled football team from Bradford

has been given a near £8,000 national grant.

Hot Wheels team
Telegraph and argus

Arts fest earns £10m for Yorkshire

A 100-day festival of the arts which took place in Yorkshire this summer ahead of the Tour de France generated almost £10m for the county's economy, according to a new report.

Arts festival
BBC

The independent report by marketing firm &Co also found the festival attracted 800,000 visitors to the county.

Its success has led organisers to announce plans for a regular Yorkshire Festival starting in 2016.

Free parking for festive Halifax shoppers

Free Saturday parking will be introduced at four car parks in Halifax town centre in time for Christmas, Calderdale Council has announced.

Halifax Town Hall
Betty longbottom

From Saturday 15 November, it'll be free to park all day every Saturday until Christmas in the council-owned car parks in Victoria Street, High Street, Cross Hills and Mulcture Hall Road.

Although on-street parking charges in Halifax town centre

were lifted in October after it became clear that they could not be legally enforced, charges are still in place in council-run car parks.

Concern over missing boy

Police say they're concerned for the welfare of

a 16-year-old boy who has gone missing and is believed to be in the Huddersfield area.

Keane Robinson
West yorkshire police

The last confirmed sighting of Keane Robinson, who is from Huddersfield, was at the children's home where he has been living in Essex on 12 October.

There have been a number of unconfirmed sightings of Keane in Huddersfield since then, most recently in the Paddock area. He's described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build with short, brown hair.

Leeds settle winding-up petition

BBC Sport

Leeds United have settled the winding-up petition they were handed on Friday from former director Melvyn Levi.

Elland Road ground
PA

The Championship club were presented with the petition by law firm Ford & Warren Solicitors, on behalf of Levi, over unpaid fees of around £150,000.

The unpaid fees dated back to Ken Bates' time in charge of the club.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Three more care homes in Leeds could close under plans announced by the city council today.

The authority says there will be a consultation on the proposals to shut Siegen Manor in Morley, Middlecross in Armley and The Green in Seacroft.

Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

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Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

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We'd like to know what you think.

On air now

Andrew Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me until 18:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I find out why Leeds City Council
wants to close its remaining specialist residential care homes - and what it proposes to do about that plan.

And the Employment Minister Esther McVey tells me

why today's unemployment figures have fallen so much.

Slow M1 traffic after accident

BBC Travel News reports there's very slow traffic on the M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Flushdyke), because of an accident involving two vehicles earlier on.

There's currently congestion to J42, M62 (Lofthouse).

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Three council-run care homes

have been earmarked for closure in Leeds as part of a four-year plan to cut costs.

The council says closing the centres would save £4m as it faces big cuts in its budget.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

Players forego England call-ups

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Leeds United midfielders Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook will stay with the squad this week despite their England call-ups.

Head coach Neil Redfearn has asked the two to remain at Thorp Arch to train with their teammates during the international break.

Meanwhile the BBC understands that ex-Leeds striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

will be named as Burton Albion manager within the next 48 hours.

Millgarth comes down to earth

Danni Hewson

Business Correspondent, BBC Yorkshire

It's the end of an era as demolition work continues today at the former Millgarth police station in Leeds

as this landmark building makes way for the Eastgate development.

Millgarth demolition
BBC

The site was bought by Leeds City Council in 2012 and is due to reopen as part of the £130m shopping development in 2016.

Attempted abduction: Investigation continues

Huddersfield Examiner

Detectives are continuing to investigate

an attempted abduction of a woman in New Mill.

Fulstone Hall Lane
Huddersfield examiner

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A consultation's begun into the potential closure of three residential care homes in Leeds.

The city council is looking at decommissioning Siegen Manor in Morley, Middlecross in Armley and The Green in Seacroft - along with their associated day centres.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

Sunny spells and showers

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will see some sunny spells developing but also showers.

These showers will tend to fade to the north through the afternoon with a top temperature of about 12C (54F).

Force investigated over man's death

The police watchdog has announced it's to investigate the West Yorkshire force following the death of a man three weeks after he'd swallowed drugs while in custody.

Robert Ward, 26, was arrested last month, but had to be taken to hospital twice before being returned to Elland Road police station.

He was later bailed, but the following morning was found unconscious at a house in Leeds and died later in hospital.

Fall in jobless figures

There's been another fall in unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber,

according to new figures.

Job centre sign
PA

Statistics for the period between July and September show there were 194,000 people without a job in the region.

That's 12,000 fewer than the previous quarter. The regional unemployment rate is now 7.2% which is the joint second highest in Britain.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A consultation's begun into

the potential closure of three more residential care homes in Leeds.

The council's Executive Board is looking at decommissioning Siegen Manor in Morley, Middlecross in Armley and The Green in Seacroft.

Listen to the bulletin by clicking the banner at the top of this page.

Care home closures 'bolt from blue'

Louise Martin

Politics Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds City Council's

proposal to close three residential care homes as well as stopping permanent admissions to two others has come as a bit of a bolt from the blue.

The council says the closures could save the council about £4m in the next four years.

This could be a long-running saga. The whole process starts next Wednesday at a big council meeting when these proposals will be put forward before being put out to public consultation.

Have your say

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.

Maguire fund raises thousands

A fund set up by the family of

murdered Leeds teacher Ann Maguire (pictured) has already raised £41,000 in just the first few months since its launch, it's been revealed.

Ann Maguire
West yorkshire police

The fund, which opens for applications at the end of November, will support music, drama, language and dance for young people, and has so far received about 500 donations.

Sally-Ann Greenfield, who has worked with the Maguire family to set up the fund, says the response has been incredible: "It's a little bit of hope out of something really tragic."

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Unemployment's down again - both in Yorkshire and across the UK.

Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

Inquest into fatal stabbing

Telegraph & Argus

A Slovakian man who suffered fatal injuries at a house party in Bradford

died from a stab wound to the stomach, an inquest has heard.

Bus accident closes road

BBC Travel News reports the A638 Doncaster Road in Wakefield is closed and there's slow traffic in both directions between the B6389 Agbrigg Road junction and the A61 Bridge Street junction.

This is due to a serious accident involving a bus.

Sunrise over Golcar

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Mark Mercer for sending in this fantastic picture of the golden sunrise over Golcar, Huddersfield, with both Castle Hill and Emley Moor visible through the mists.

Sunrise over Huddersfield
Mark mercer

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News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds City council is proposing to close three care homes in the city.

A consultation's set to begin after councillors discuss the proposal next week.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

Your views

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place.

We'd like to hear what you think.

Council faces 'difficult options'

Following the news that three council-run residential care homes could be closed in Leeds, the council says "no decisions have been made".

Councillor Adam Ogilvie, Leeds City Council's executive member for adult social care, says: "We need to work together to gather the views of everyone involved before further steps are taken.

"These are incredibly difficult options to have to consider, but the council's current financial situation means they're not something we can shy away from."

Care home closure plan unveiled

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

More on the news that Leeds City Council

is proposing to close three residential care homes and day centres in Leeds.

The council says it's facing "unprecedented budget cuts" which will see it needing to save £48m over the next year. The plans will be discussed by councillors next week before being put out to consultation.

News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A consultation is to begin into the potential closure of three residential care homes in Leeds.

The council's Executive Board is to look at decommissioning Siegen Manor in Morley, Middlecross in Armley and The Green in Seacroft - along with their associated day centres

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

Tigers 'will prove people wrong'

Jake Katborg

Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell (pictured) says he's "unbelievably positive" the team can be contenders again in 2015.

Daryl Powell
PA

Cas enjoyed their best ever Super League season this year finishing fourth and reaching the Challenge Cup final.

Powell has told us 2014 is no fluke: "It's a big challenge obviously. Last year they said we can't do it, now they're saying we can't do it again. We're here to prove people wrong."