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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 26 November 2014
  2. Local Live returns from 08:00 on Thursday

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Good evening

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

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

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

Dull, damp and drizzly

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will be overcast with patchy rain and drizzle, together with mist and fog and a low temperature of about 6C (43F).

Weather forecast
BBC

Tomorrow will be dull and damp with patchy rain or drizzle in places at first. Most places will become dry, but fog will remain over the hills.

The top temperature will be about 9C (48F).

Brian Conley's all fired-up

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

I'm just back from filming with entertainer Brian Conley at Bradford's Alhambra Theatre.

Brian Conley performing fire trick
BBC

He's starring in Barnum this week and he's been showing me some of the stunts he's been learning for the show, which is set in an American circus.

See my report on Look North on BBC One from 18:30.

Town landmark's community takeover

Plans for a community takeover of Marsden's landmark Mechanics Hall have taken a step forward with the creation of a trust to oversee the project.

Marsden Mechanics Hall
Mike faherty

The hall was saved from demolition and restored in the 1990s and is currently owned by Kirklees Council, but the trust hopes to take ownership of the building as a community asset.

Tim Lonsdale, one of the trustees, says: "The new trust is the mechanism which allows us to repossess the hall and bring it back home to where it originated, the community of Marsden."

'Nuisance' building faces demolition

A derelict building in Whinmoor, Leeds, which had become a magnet for anti-social behaviour and vandalism is due to be demolished on Monday, councillors have announced.

Former Whinmoor pub
Google

The former Whinmoor Public House will now be knocked down to make way for "future developments".

Leeds City Council previously purchased the building, which had already closed down, and designated it as a "derelict and nuisance" property.

Coming up on BBC One

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Nicola Rees from 18:30 for BBC Look North as we examine the issue of rural fuel prices in Yorkshire ahead of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement next week.

Also, there's speculation tonight about who may take over the publicly-owned East Coast Mainline. We hear there may be some indication as to its future tomorrow and we'll have the latest.

Sunset over Lindley Wood

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

You've been sending in some fantastic pictures of West Yorkshire - like this one by Steve Grant from Menston which he took yesterday at Lindley Wood Reservoir.

Lindley Wood Reservoir
Steve grant

Think you can do better? Why not

email or
tweet us with your pictures from across the county?

Appeal over fatal crash

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

A further update on the fatal car crash in Batley last night

which killed an 18-year-old man and seriously injured the car's other two occupants after their vehicle hit a tree.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the collision, according to police. The Nissan Micra had been reported stolen from the Batley area on 9 September.

Anyone with information about the incident, especially about the way the car was being driven prior to the crash, is being asked to contact West Yorkshire Police.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A lorry driver has been arrested after an elderly woman was killed in Leeds earlier today.

She was hit by an HGV in Crossgates just before 11:00.

Listen live to the 17:00 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 know what you think.

Batley fatal crash update

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Police have revealed more details about

a car crash in Batley at about 21:55 last night which killed one man and seriously injured two others after their vehicle hit a tree in Victoria Avenue.

The victim was an 18-year-old from the Batley area who was the front passenger. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The 21-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old male passenger were taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries, but these are not life threatening, police say.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A man's dead and two others are in hospital after a car crash in Batley. Their Nissan Micra hit a tree in Victoria Road last night.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

Christmas gift for shoppers

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Shoppers in Bradford are being offered free car parking in the city centre and surrounding towns in the run-up to Christmas,

the council has announced.

All council-run car parks in the city centre will be free after 16:30 on Thursdays 4, 11 and 18 December. On-street parking charges will also not apply after 16:30 on Mondays to Saturdays and all day Sunday.

Free parking will also be available at various times at council-run car parks in Ilkley, Keighley, Bingley and Shipley.

See full details of free parking times here.

Child molester jailed

Telegraph & Argus

A 'wicked Fagin' who lured boys to his flat on a Bradford housing estate to sexually abuse them

has been jailed for 13 years.

Neil Watkin
West yorkshire police

'Scandalous' treatment of Remploy workers

Ministers are being accused of behaving "scandalously" in their treatment of thousands of disabled workers who lost their jobs with the closure of Remploy factories - including one in Huddersfield.

John McDonnell MP
PA

The plants were set up after World War Two to provide sheltered employment for the disabled - but

the government began shutting them after a report found the plants were no longer viable.

Labour MP John McDonnell told a parliamentary debate today that ministers have "turned their back" on former Remploy workers.

News on the Hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

An investigation's under way into a car crash in Batley last night which killed one man and seriously injured two others.

It happened just before 22:00, when the Nissan Micra they were travelling in hit a tree in Victoria Avenue.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

Bishop recognised with top award

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Bishop Nick Baines, the Anglican Bishop of Leeds (pictured), and BBC Look North's weather presenter and climate correspondent Paul Hudson are to be awarded honorary fellowships by Bradford College, it's been announced.

Nick Baines
Bradford college

An honorary fellowship is the highest honour the college can give to individuals to recognise their outstanding service or support to the college or city and district of Bradford.

The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live to audiences on Bradford's Big Screen in City Park and on the web on 1 December.

Road still closed after accident

BBC Travel News reports that Austhorpe Road in Cross Gates, Leeds, remains closed following a serious accident involving a lorry and a pedestrian.

There's slow traffic in both directions between the A6120 Station Road junction and the Church Lane junction as a result.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Leeds

Police have launched an investigation into a fatal accident in Batley last night.

One man died and two others were seriously injured when the Nissan Micra they were travelling in hit a tree in Victoria Avenue just before 10:00.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

Fake TVs: Bargain hunters targeted

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

More from West Yorkshire Police on the arrest of two men in Bradford

following the discovery of several hollow TVs in the back of the van they were travelling in.

Det Con Nicola Thomson says: "I believe a number of people may have been attracted by the offer of a seemingly new TV at a cut-price cost, only to discover the offer wasn't as it initially appeared.

"We believe these TVs have been offered to people in supermarket and retail unit car parks across West Yorkshire."

The long road to the Tour

Yorkshire Post

She may be self-taught but Jude Palmer managed to land the coveted job of Welcome to Yorkshire's official photographer for the Tour de France,

as we've been finding out.

Jude Palmer
yorkshire post

Appeal over dud TVs find

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Anyone who has recently bought a television they later found to be hollow is being asked to contact police

following the arrest of two men in Bradford on on suspicion of fraud.

Van containing fake TVs
West yorkshire police

The men were travelling in this van containing several televisions, each of which looked genuine until further examination by police revealed the sets contained no internal working parts.

The arrested men, aged 30 and 23 and from Wakefield and Berkshire, have been released on bail.

Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

David Shukman

Science editor, BBC News

Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet,

scientists from several universities including Leeds have found.

Person walking through snow
AFP

That is the conclusion of a new set of studies into what's become known as geo-engineering.

This is the so far unproven science of intervening in the climate to bring down temperatures.

Read more here.

Woman seriously hurt by HGV

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

We've just had an update from police about the accident in Crossgates, Leeds.

They say an elderly woman has suffered very serious injuries after being hit by a HGV outside Wilson's butchers on Austhorpe Road at about 10:50 this morning.

Roads in the area are currently closed and diversions are in place.

BBC Travel News reports that traffic remains very slow in both directions between Station Road and Church Lane.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Leeds

One in five school children in Yorkshire have accessed unsuitable websites on school computers.

This is according to a new report by Telecoms business Daisy Group, who questioned a thousand children of school age.

Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

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.

Ex-soldier bailed again over fraud allegations

Yorkshire Evening Post

A fundraising war veteran from Leeds who was arrested on suspicion of fraud

has had his bail extended until the new year.

Simon Buckden
yorkshire evening post

Coming up on BBC Radio Leeds

Martin Kelner

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask if driving a taxi is just a thankless task. This comes following newspaper reports that David Mellor was
secretly recorded having a heated row with a London taxi driver.

Also, I want to know whether you think novelty clothes can ever be fashionable? From Hawaiian shirts to Christmas jumpers, are they just a faux pas?

Email or
tweet me with your views.

'Underground' map for pub-goers

Telegraph & Argus

Pub-goers wanting to find their way round Bradford's beer houses

now have a new London Underground-style map at hand.

Beer map
Telegraph and argus

Electrifying offer for Bradford

Hotels, B&Bs and campsites in Bradford are to be

offered the chance to install electric vehicle charging points to encourage environmentally friendly tourism in the area, the council says.

Electric car charging point
BBC

A grant of £499 to cover the costs of the charge points is being offered to businesses in the district in a bid to promote low-carbon transport.

A charge point is already operating at Jacobs Well car park in Bradford city centre, with two more due to come online before the end of the year in Baildon and Keighley.

News on the Hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Police have launched an investigation into a fatal accident in Batley last night.

One man died and two others were seriously injured when the Nissan Micra they were travelling in hit a tree in Victoria Avenue just before 22:00.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

Serious accident in Leeds

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

BBC Travel News reports there's been a serious accident involving a lorry and a pedestrian on Austhorpe Road in Cross Gates, Leeds.

The road is currently closed and there's slow traffic in both directions between the A6120 Station Road junction and the Church Lane junction. We're trying to get more on this from West Yorkshire Police. Details to follow.

B&B appeal over young offenders

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

People in West Yorkshire are being asked to offer bed and breakfast to young offenders after they've been released from prison.

The appeal's being made by the Barnardo's Futures service in Leeds, which works with young people at risk of ending up on the streets.

Jane Smith from Barnardo's says the scheme is vital: "Young people living on their own can feel really isolated, get in with the wrong crowd again and re-offend. This helps to prevent that".

Playwright Priestley's 'grim' north

Duncan Leatherdale

BBC News Online

In the autumn of 1933,

Bradford author and playwright JB Priestley went on a tour of England.

JB Priestley
BBC

His subsequent book, English Journey, is widely blamed for creating the "grim up north" stereotype, but just how much was he to blame for damaging the region's reputation?

Or was he ultimately not just a man with a bad cold in a bad mood having a bad time a long way from home?

Read here.

News on the Hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Police have launched an investigation into a fatal accident in Batley last night.

One man died and two others were seriously injured when the car they were travelling in hit a tree in Victoria Avenue just before 22:00.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.