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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 28 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

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

Martin Coldrick will be with you again from 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

A cloudy and drizzly evening

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight, it'll stay mostly cloudy with hill fog and patchy light rain. There'll be some drizzle at times later with a low temperature of about 8C (46F).

Weather outlook
BBC

Tomorrow, it'll be cloudy and damp with hill fog to start.

Scattered showers will clear to the north and it'll become dry, perhaps even a little brighter from the south west through the afternoon with a high of 11C (52F).

TV tonight

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Nicola Rees from 18:30 for BBC Look North as we hear from a senior doctor from Bradford who's travelled to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola virus.
He says parts of the country appear to be "under siege".

Also, have you heard of cyclo-cross? It's a fast and furious winter sport popular across Europe but is little known here. Despite this, many of its top riders hail from Yorkshire. We'll be finding out more.

Tetley gallery celebrates first year

A new art gallery based in a landmark Leeds building has opened its doors to over 100,000 visitors in its first year.

Animation on Tetleys building
Steve Cockram @ Photography one

The Tetley, which is housed in the 1930s former directors' offices of the Joshua Tetley & Son brewery, opened in November 2013, and since then it's played host to 22 artist projects, including exhibitions, residencies and commissions and 65 events including talks and film screenings.

To celebrate its success, a special "snowflake" animation (pictured) is to be projected falling across the front of the building at dusk on Saturday.

Force shows-off new technology

Visitors from Holland and representatives from police forces across the UK have spent the last week learning more about West Yorkshire Police's use of technology, the force has revealed.

Police handheld device
West yorkshire police

A total of 4,000 hand-held devices are currently being issued to officers and staff, replacing old pocket note books and meaning officers can update crime reports live from their devices.

The visitors were shown the mobile devices which contain secure online apps, allowing users to record crimes and file reports while still out in the community.

Suspected trafficking victims rescued

Telegraph & Argus

More than 40 alleged victims of human trafficking, including families with children,

have been rescued in Bradford.

Lines hopeful of O'Sullivan call off

BBC Sport

Leeds snooker player Peter Lines says he would prefer it if Ronnie O'Sullivan (pictured)

has to pull out of their second-round UK Championship match because of his broken ankle.

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Getty Images

Lines, 44, beat Joe Swail 6-4 to book a date against the four-time champion on Sunday evening.

"Obviously I would be delighted to play Ronnie on television. But if you gave me the option I would definitely prefer to get a bye,"

Lines told BBC Sport.

Man 'left for dead' in attack

Halifax Courier

An 89-year-old man was beaten, robbed and "left for dead" on his doorstep in what police have described as

a "vicious and completely unnecessary" attack.

Council tax rebate scammer jailed

BBC News reports that

a Huddersfield man who defrauded people out of £250,000 by running a council tax rebate scam has been jailed.

Jack Henry
Andy Catchpool/huddersfield examiner

Ex-Scarborough Football Club director Jack Henry ran five companies promising they could reduce council tax bills for a fee of up to £185.

He admitted fraud and money laundering at a previous hearing at Leeds Crown Court and was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A funeral has been held today for a Yorkshire teenager who was one of five young people that died in car crash earlier this month.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

Black Friday chaos in Bradford

Telegraph & Argus

Shoppers were seen battling for a television in one Bradford store

as Black Friday fever hit the district.

Heavy Leeds motorway traffic

BBC Travel News reports there's heavy traffic in both directions on the M621 at J4, Hunslet Distributor.

Drivers in the area are being warned to expect some delays.

News on the Hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

David Cameron has set out

proposals to help restrict the number of people coming to work in the UK from the rest of the European Union.

But Shadow Home Secretary and West Yorkshire MP Yvette Cooper says the proposals doesn't deal with the way low skilled migrants are employed.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

Black Friday disturbance in Batley

West Yorkshire Police has confirmed that officers were called to reports of a disturbance at a Tesco store in Batley last night, just minutes before the launch of a Black Friday sale at the shop.

A spokesman said the officers were alerted at 23:50. Police monitored what happened but no offences were committed and no arrests were made, the spokesman added.

On air

Johnny I'Anson

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me until 18:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I get the verdict from retail experts, psychologists and West Yorkshire's shoppers on
Black Friday. Is it playing on greed or providing real bargains?

Also I'll be asking Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves to give us Labour's take on

David Cameron's latest speech on immigration.

Majestic roof removal to start

Drivers in Leeds are being reminded to expect "significant delays" in the city centre early next week

as work's carried out to remove the roof of the fire-damaged Majestic building in City Square.

Fire-damaged roof
West Yorkshire Fire Service

The former cinema and nightclub, a Grade II-listed building,

was damaged by fire on 30 September.

Work will start on the roof tomorrow and nearby Wellington Street will be closed for the duration of the works, expected to be completed by Tuesday.

News on the Hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

West Yorkshire's shoppers have been out in force trying to pick up pre-Christmas bargains on what's become known as Black Friday.

Police have confirmed they were called out to reports of a disturbance at Tesco in Batley last night - but that no offences were committed.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

Holt to return to Wigan

BBC Sport

Huddersfield Town loanee Grant Holt (pictured, right) will return to Wigan

once his loan spell with the club is over.

Grant Holt
ALlsports/getty

Wigan boss Malky Mackay confirmed the news in his press conference this morning.

Holt's last game will be against Bolton on 28 December before he returns to Town.

News on the Hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

David Cameron has set out

plans to curb migration from the EU by withholding some benefits from migrants.

Meanwhile, Labour's Shadow Home Secretary and West Yorkshire MP, Yvette Cooper, has said Mr Cameron had done a lot of "pandering and posturing", but has failed to address the real problems.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

A cold and cloudy afternoon

Lisa Gallagher

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be a cloudy, dull and damp afternoon with extensive hill fog.

It'll stay mostly cloudy with a little light rain or drizzle at times, top temperature will be about 11C (52F).

Yorkshire set for title defence

BBC Sport

County cricket champions Yorkshire will travel to promoted Worcestershire

in the opening round of the 2015 County Championship to start the defence of their title.

Yorkshire team celebrate
Getty Images

Jason Gillespie's side will launch the county season on 22 March when they play an MCC XI in Abu Dhabi in the traditional four-day curtain-raiser.

Flu vaccine reminder

Bradford Council is reminding people in "at risk" groups that the seasonal peak in flu cases is due to start in the next few weeks.

Flu vaccine injection
PA

The Council's Public Health team is

urging people to make sure they get their flu vaccination if they are entitled to it to protect themselves and others from the virus.

Ralph Saunders, Head of Public Health for Bradford Council, says: "Having the flu vaccine doesn't just protect you, it helps stop flu spreading to other people who may be even more vulnerable than you."

Brooding skies at Allerton Bywater

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Thanks to John Earnshaw for sending us this fantastically moody picture of brooding skies over Allerton Bywater which he took earlier this week.

Moody skies at Allerton Bywater
john earnshaw

Have you taken any pictures of West Yorkshire you'd like to share? Why not

email or
tweet them to us?

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

A young entrepreneur has given children in a West Yorkshire hospital an early Christmas treat, by bringing in Santa to hand out gifts to them.

Nathan Winch, 23, says he wanted to give something back, as he was ill as a child.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

Warning over festive fraud

Online shoppers in West Yorkshire are being warned to be on the lookout for cyber-fraud as they buy Christmas presents for their loved ones on the internet.

Between November 2013 and the end of February 2014 there were 485 reports of online shopping and auction fraud in West Yorkshire netting criminals a total of £279,974.50, according to police figures.

Chris Joyce, from West Yorkshire Police, says: "If you're even slightly unsure about the credibility of a website then don't input your information and never open emails or the attachments that may come with them if you are not 100% sure of the source."

Wetherby house buyers 'paying double'

Yorkshire Evening Post

House prices in Wetherby, Leeds,

are almost double the West Yorkshire average, according to a new report.

Heavy traffic warning

BBC Travel News reports there's heavy traffic on the A638 Bradford Road northbound in Cleckheaton at the M62 junction.

Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

Warning over 'silent killer'

Three years on from

the death of a Huddersfield woman from carbon monoxide poisoning, her partner's told BBC Radio Leeds about his campaign to raise awareness of the "silent killer".

Rowland Wessling
BBC

Hazel Woodhams died on a campsite in Norfolk after inhaling fumes from a barbecue which had been put in her tent overnight to provide heat.

Her partner, Rowland Vessling (pictured), who was in hospital for four weeks, is now a government advisor on the issue, and he says

people must buy a Carbon Monoxide alarm for their homes.

News on the Hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Christmas has come early for children at a West Yorkshire hospital - thanks to a young entrepreneur.

Nathan Winch asked more than 60 patients at Leeds General Infirmary what presents they'd like and then brought in Santa to hand them out.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

All in a year's work?

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Walnut Whips, Christmas cakes and socks were the subject of

some of the most unusual queries Calderdale Council's information centre has dealt with in its first year, it's been revealed.

The Customer First centre has dealt with about half a million queries since it opened 12 months ago. One of those queries was a caller wanting to know the best way to package and post a Christmas cake.

Other out-of-the-ordinary enquiries include someone wanting to know which shops in Halifax sell Walnut Whips, and another asking if staff could nip into the market and call her straight back to let her know if the sock shop is still there.

Gale: 'Helmets not good enough'

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Yorkshire Cricket captain Andrew Gale has called for an improvement in helmet design

following the death of Phillip Hughes, two days after being struck on the neck by a bouncer.

Picture of Phillip Hughes on paper
Getty Images

The Australian test batsman never regained consciousness after collapsing on the pitch in Sydney on Tuesday after the impact of the delivery burst an artery supplying blood to his brain.

Gale told BBC West Yorkshire Sport: "Helmets can be improved. There's been testing going on, but I still don't think they've found one at the top level which is good enough."

Can we intervene over climate change?

David Shukman

Science editor, BBC News

Imagine the trouble that would ensue if China resorted to desperate measures to cool its climate but the result was that the Indian Monsoon suddenly failed.

Namib desert
Thinkstock

Or that India tried to head off a rise in temperatures only to find that Pakistan suffered from massive flooding.

These are some of the nightmare scenarios highlighted by a researchers, including a team of scientists from the University of Leeds, looking at what might go wrong if we try to intervene in our climate.

News on the Hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

A doctor from Bradford who has travelled to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola virus

has described parts of the country as appearing "under siege".

Prof John Wright is among the first wave of NHS volunteers to be sent to West Africa.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

Autumn 2014 'third warmest'

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Provisional figures released by the Met Office show that

autumn has been the third warmest on record across the UK in data that started in 1910.

The three warmest autumns on record have all occurred in the last few years, with 2014 behind 2006 and 2011.

Rainfall has been close to average for the season, with wet conditions in October and November making up for the record dry weather of September.

Read my latest weather blog here.

High accident rate near schools

Yorkshire Post

Leeds has the seventh highest number of collisions near schools in the country,

according to a new report.

Black Friday sparks 'organised chaos'

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

First thing this morning, I was at the Owlcoates Centre in Pudsey to speak to Black Friday bargain hunters. The doors opened at 08:00 and I think "organised chaos" is the only way I can describe it.

Bargain-hunters at Asda
BBC

There were no arrests, no scuffles and no fights, but there was a bit of an argy-bargy over the flat-screen TVs. They sold out in about five minutes.

I'm now at the Victoria Quarter in the heart of Leeds where it's much, much calmer. Centre Director John Bade tells me it's been a "slower, more sedate start" here than in other places.