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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 14 Nov 2014
  2. Hen party crash death driver jailed
  3. Family jailed over fraudulent visa scam
  4. Two more arrests in murder probe
  5. Children in Need on BBC One at 19:30
  6. Use the tab below to listen to BBC Radio Leeds

Live Reporting

By John Henry

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

That's all from BBC Local Live for today. We will return from 08:00 on Monday.

Hasta la vista baby!

John Henry

BBC Local Live

Earlier today I met Arnold Schwarzenegger's warm up man.

Impersonator Stuart Arnold was in BBC Radio Leeds ahead of a visit to the city by the American actor and politician.

John Henry and The Terminator
John Henry

But did I meet the impersonator or the Terminator? Hasta la vista baby, I'll be back!

Demolition of former police station

Phil Bodmer

Presenter, BBC Look North

This is the crumbling edifice of Leeds Millgarth Police Station, demolition is making way for new development

Demolition of Millgarth Police Station
Phil Bodmer

Hospital finances investigated

Todmorden News

The health regulator Monitor is to investigate Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to understand why its finances have deteriorated.

The Trust's latest financial projections show that it could be around £4m in deficit, when it originally planned for a £3m surplus.

'Circle of love' at boys' funeral

Yorkshire Post

The Yorkshire Post reports that two boys who died in a house fire thought to have been started by their father have been described as "a shining light" at a funeral service attended by hundreds of people in South Yorkshire.

Darren Sykes with sons Paul (left) and Jack.
Ross Parry

Talented musician Jack Sykes, 12, and his aspiring athlete brother Paul, nine, died after a blaze at their father's home in Penistone, near Barnsley, last month.

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A minibus driver has been jailed for more than six years for causing the death of a woman in a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire.

Bethany Jones, 18, died and several people in the hen party group she was travelling with were injured in the crash near Pontefract, in April 2013.

James Johnson, 64, had earlier pleaded guilty to causing her death by dangerous driving.

Death of former Challenge Cup winner

The Rugby Football League has announced the death of former chairman and Great Britain tour manager Reg Parker.

A former player with Barrow, Wakefield and Blackpool - who won the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 1955 - Parker was RFL chairman in 1984-85 and took the Lions on tours to Australasia in 1974 and 1977.

He has died aged 87 after a long illness.

Christmas lights switch on details

Huddersfield Examiner

It's the Christmas lights switch on tomorrow in Huddersfield -

here's all you need to know.

Christmas light spectators
Huddersfield Examiner

Plug pulled on noisy students

John Henry

BBC Local Live

Residents living at two homes in Leeds have had a range of sound equipment seized by Leeds City Council after ignoring requests to keep noise levels down.

The Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team (LASBT) removed a number of items from 8 St Michaels Terrace and 4 Burchett Terrace in Headingley after students living at both properties breached Abatement Notices issued following complaints of noise.

Tenants can apply to obtain the goods back after a 28-day period, but have to pay costs to the council.

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A minibus driver has been jailed for more than six years after a crash left a young woman dead and many of her friends injured on the M62.

James Johnson, 64, has also been banned from driving for 10 years.

Man suffers 'serious' head injuries in attack

Halifax Courier

A man

has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being attacked in Halifax town centre this morning.

Police image
Halifax Courier

Police are appealing for witnesses following the assault which happened outside William Hill bookmakers on Commercial Street at 04:30.

'They trusted you with their lives'

John Henry

BBC Local Live

Judge Guy Kearl QC told Johnson: "Your passengers were 20 females aged between 18 and 59. They were going on a night out, a hen night.

Bethany Jones
West Yorkshire Police

"They were mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Each of them had put themselves in your hands to carry them safely to their destination.

"They trusted you with their lives."

Bethany Jones (pictured), 18, died in the crash on the M62 motorway.

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The minibus driver who killed an 18-year-old woman by driving dangerously on the M62 has been sentenced to six years and eight months in jail at Leeds Crown court today.

Fatal M62 bus crash driver jailed

John Henry

BBC Local Live

James Johnson (pictured), the driver of a defective minibus involved in a fatal crash that claimed the life of 18-year-old Bethan Jones, has been jailed for six years and eight months and banned from the road for 10 years.

James Johnson
BBC

Bus driver Johnson, 63, of Wyke, Bradford, admitted causing death by dangerous driving after the accident in April last year on the motorway in West Yorkshire

Must win game for Carnegie

BBC Radio Leeds

Good luck to @carnegierugby boys at @BedfordBluesRFC tonight - must win game! Hear it on

@BBCLeeds 774AM, DAB & online

University joins Children in Need appeal

John Henry

BBC Local Live

BBC Children in Need gets a boost for the University of Bradford - Great #cakes on offer at the health studies department. Yum!

Bradford University Children in Need stall
Katie Hall

News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

The sentencing has begun of a minibus driver who admits killing a woman by dangerous driving on the M62 in West Yorkshire.

James Johnson from Bradford was driving a group of 20 women to a hen party in Liverpool when the crash happened in April last year.

Coach driver sentencing expected

BBC Look North

BBC Look North cameraman Malik Walton is at the sentencing of bus driver John Johnson at Leeds Crown Court.

John Cundy at Leeds Crown Court
BBC

Minibus driver Johnson has admitted causing the death of a teenager in a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire as he drove a group of women to a hen party.

Bethany Jones, 18, died and several people were injured in the smash between the minibus and lorry, near Pontefract, in April last year. Johnson, 64, admitted death by dangerous driving.

Look North's chain gang back on road

John Henry

BBC Local Live

Look North's Harry and Amy are back on the road with a bike ride for Children in Need... Can ya ride tandem lass?

Harry Gration and Amy Garcia
BBC

Former Bradford councillor jailed

Telegraph & Argus

Former Bradford councillor is

jailed for masterminding his family's immigration racket.

Khadam Hussain
West Yorkshire Police

A disgraced former Bradford councillor, who masterminded a cynical and sophisticated immigration scam to make money, has been jailed for nine years.

Four relatives, including three sons, who Khadam Hussain recruited to the conspiracy were locked up with him yesterday for at least seven years.

Bear necessities of life

John Henry

BBC Local Live

In honour of Children in Need, BBC Radio Leeds' Richard Stead is asking for your pictures of your teddy bears. Tweet your #bearselfie to

@BBCLeeds or email
radioleeds@bbc.co.uk and please donate to Children in Need if you can!

Radio Leeds presenter Andrew Edwards with friendly bear
BBC

Have a look at the pictures that have already

made it on to our Facebook page here.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leeds have arrested two men.

West Yorkshire Police will bring back retired officers to form a dedicated team to tackle child sexual exploitation crimes.

And dozens of independent businesses are set to head to Leeds for the first ever Indie Food Festival.

Candle-lit vigil on street

Huddersfield Examiner

Dozens of people remembered Elizabeth Bowers

in candle-lit vigil on a Huddersfield street

Candle-lit vigil
Huddersfield Examiner

Elizabeth, 74, from Cleckheaton, was killed when she was struck by a vehicle while on her way to a friendship group at Huddersfield Irish Centre last Monday.

Why do we give cash for causes?

Martin Kelner

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me this lunchtime as I'm asking why do we feel so compelled to give to charity?

Why do we have to do something different/unusual/uncomfortable to get people to part with their cash?

Would it not be better to just give as you please, when you please, without someone dressed as Ali G asking you for a quid on your way to work?

Join my programme on Radio Leeds.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leeds have arrested two men.

West Yorkshire Police will bring back retired officers to form a dedicated team to tackle child sexual exploitation crimes.

The minibus driver who killed an 18-year-old woman by driving dangerously on the M62 is due to be sentenced at Leeds Crown court today.

Leeds streets light up for Christmas

John Henry

BBC Local Live

It was another night to remember on Victoria Gardens last night, as the Leeds Christmas lights were switched-on in front of an estimated 15,000 strong crowd.

Leeds Christmas lights
Leeds City Council

Last year's X Factor winner Sam Bailey, former X Factor finalists G4 and Yorkshire boy band My Forever joined the celebrations. Other guests included Yorkshire sports stars.

Halifax player goes on loan

BBC Radio Leeds

Halifax manager Neil Aspin

confirms Josh Wilson has joined Fylde on loan for a month. He also hopes to bring in another loan striker #fcht

Boy, 14, missing in Keighley

Keighley News

The

Keighley News reports that a 14-year-old boy has been reported missing in the town.

Missing boy Reece Hardaker
West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police say Reece Hardaker (pictured) was last seen on Wednesday 12 November and that they are concerned for his welfare.

MP in Radio Leeds hotseat

BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds MP Alec Shelbrooke has tweeted that he's

looking forward to taking questions in the
@BBCLeeds hotseat at 11:00 today. Tune to
@RichardStead this morning...

Alec Shelbrooke
(C) British Broadcasting Corporation

New on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Police investigating the murder of a man in Leeds city centre have arrested two men.

West Yorkshire Police are bringing back retired officers to help form a dedicated squad which will tackle child sexual exploitation crimes. A specialist team of around 20 investigators will be put together after recent accusations that certain forces in the Yorkshire region ignored the problem of vulnerable young girls being groomed by organised gangs of men for sex.

All aboard! Time's running out

John Henry

BBC Local Live

Leeds' Middleton Railway

tweets there's only two weekends left of the normal service trains. We will be closed last weekend in November whilst we decorate the Engine House & train

Two arrested in Middleton

John Henry

BBC Local Live

Detectives investigating

the death of a man in Leeds city centre have arrested two men.

The men, aged 21 and 27, were arrested when officers searched an address in Middleton last night as part of the investigation into the death of Marlon Small, who died after being found stabbed in Merrion Street at 01:26 on Saturday, 1 November.

Scene of Marlon Small's death in Leeds
BBC

The men have been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 26-year-old woman was arrested at the address on suspicion of assisting offenders. All three remain in custody.

Damien Dhers, aged 34, of Hessle Road, Leeds, has previously been charged with murder and has appeared at court.

Bear with us for today's news

BBC Radio Leeds

This morning Tracy Gee will be reporting live in Pudsey for Children in Need. Here's her #bearselfie.

Send us yours on Twitter!

Tracy Gee with her bear
BBC

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leeds have arrested two men.

And the minibus driver who killed a teenager from West Yorkshire by driving dangerously on the M62 will be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today.

James Johnson admitted causing the death of 18 year old Bethany Jones at a previous court hearing.

Catch up on our Hughes interview

BBC Radio Leeds

If you missed it, you can hear our interview with former Leeds United player Andrew Hughes

again here.

Hasta la vista, baby

John Henry

BBC Local Live

Who'd have thought it? Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says a former Leeds United reserve player was his idol and the blueprint for his entire career.

Listen to his interview with the Sheffield Star newspaper here.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Getty Images

Enjoy the words of the man whose Terminator character first tried to kill Sarah Connor, but in the sequel then saved her from another assassin sent back in time to kill her.

Fatal M62 smash driver to be sentenced

John Henry

BBC Local Live

A judge at Leeds Crown Court is to sentence the driver of a minibus that crashed on the M62 while taking a group of women on a hen party trip.

M62 Hen party crash
BBC

Driver James Johnson pleaded guilty to

causing the death of Bethany Jones by his dangerous driving in April 2013.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Police investigating the murder of a man in Leeds city centre have arrested two men

And the minibus driver who was responsible for the death of an 18 year old woman by driving dangerously on the M62 will be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today.