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Summary

  1. Leeds United owner asked to resign
  2. Two in court over street death
  3. £15bn 'roads revolution' outlined
  4. Six hurt in Halifax house fire
  5. Fire-damaged club roof to be removed
  6. Updates on Monday 1 December 2014

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

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

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

Early Hockney on show in Bradford

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Fans of Bradford-born artist David Hockney are being reminded that not only is a new film about his life now out,

but also that some of the works seen in the film are on show in his home city.

David Hockney
BBC

The documentary, Hockney, was released on Friday and

tells his life through his own words and those of friends and family. Shown in the film are six works currently on display at Cartwright Hall.

Among the paintings on show are a self-portrait from 1954 showing him before he developed his characteristic bleached blond look, as well as two paintings from when he was studying in Bradford.

Cellino disqualification 'bolt from blue'

Paul Keat, chairman of Leeds United Supporters Trust, has told BBC Radio Leeds

today's disqualification of club boss Massimo Cellino (pictured) by the Football League is "a bolt from the blue".

Massimo Cellino
PA

Mr Keat says the move brings new worries for fans at a time when things were looking up.

"Just as we find we've got a bit of stability

with such a fantastic win on Saturday, we're hit with this."

A chilly and drizzly night

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will be cloudy with a little patchy rain or drizzle and a minimum temperature of about 5C (41F).

Weather outlook
BBC

Tomorrow will see a cloudy and damp start, turning dry and brighter through the morning with most parts dry and sunny in the afternoon.

The top temperature will be about 7C (45F).

Two in court over street death

Two men have appeared in court

in connection with the death of a man in Leeds.

Floral tributes
BBC

Marlon Small, 31, was found stabbed on Merrion Street in the early hours of 1 November. He died later in hospital.

Marcus Clarke, 21, of Gathorne Terrace and Kieran Hunt, 27, of Roundhay Road in Leeds, appeared at Leeds Crown Court charged with assisting an offender.

Coming up on BBC One

Nicola Rees

Journalist, BBC Look North

Join me and Harry Gration at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we get the latest from Elland Road as Leeds United's owner Massimo Cellino says he won't sell the club despite being disqualified by the Football League.

We'll also be finding out more about the so-called "roads revolution" being promised for Yorkshire by the government as it confirms £2.3bn is to be spent on the region's main routes.

Ballet's birthday bonanza begins

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

The First Direct Arena was turned a spectacular shade of sapphire blue yesterday evening to mark the start of Leeds-based Northern Ballet's 45th anniversary celebrations.

First Direct Arena in blue
Justin Slee

The dance company was founded in Manchester in 1969 and moved to Leeds in 1996.

It's preparing to hold a year of celebrations to mark its anniversary - including a Sapphire Gala at the Grand Theatre in March 2015.

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino could be forced to sell the club

after the Football League announced the Italian had failed its Owners' and Directors' Test.

The sport's governing body has ruled the 58-year-old is not fit to continue as the club's president.

Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

Cellino disqualification 'unhelpful'

The leader of Leeds City Council has commented on the latest developments at Elland Road

after the news that Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been disqualified by the Football League.

Keith Wakefield has

tweeted: "Football League's latest #lufc intervention not helpful given club seemed to be going in right direction with momentum for 1st time in years"

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Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

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We'd like to know what you think.

City centre road remains closed

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

A reminder that

Wellington Street in Leeds remains closed this afternoon and evening as the roof of the former Majestyk nightclub is removed after September's fire.

Roof removal work at Majestic
BBC

Work started on the roof's removal on Saturday and is due to continue until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile,

drivers are being encouraged to avoid using the area, with nearby Aire Street being limited to buses, taxis and essential train station users.

Elected mayor for West Yorkshire?

Len Tingle

Political editor, BBC Yorkshire

Parts of Yorkshire could be run by a London-style directly-elected mayor

if new plans are proposed in the government's Autumn Statement.

South and West Yorkshire would both control some tax and spending if local councils devolve powers to new combined authorities run by a mayor.

Under the proposals, strategic planning, transport and economic regeneration powers would be handed over.

Read more in my latest blog.

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

has been disqualified by the Football League and asked to resign from the club.

The Football League believes he has breached its "fit and proper" ownership test.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

Cost of Christmas hitting hard

Telegraph & Argus

Almost half of families in Yorkshire are struggling to pay for Christmas this year,

a survey has revealed.

On air now

Andrew Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me until 18:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I get the latest from Elland Road following the news that Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been disqualified by the Football League.

I'll also be asking what the government's new road-building and upgrade project will really mean for West Yorkshire.

And I'll be finding out which "artificial monstrosity" is getting people worked-up in Shipley.

MP's criminal driving summit

A Leeds MP is hosting a summit in Parliament today calling for changes to the laws around criminal driving.

Jamie Still
bbc

Greg Mullholland, the Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West, says the government needs to do more to deliver justice for victims of drink-drivers.

He's be joined by

the family of Jamie Still (pictured) from Otley - a 16-year-old who was killed by a drink-driver in 2010.

Drink-drivers to be named and shamed

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

People thinking of driving after drinking or taking drugs during the festive season in West Yorkshire

are being warned anyone charged with these offences will be named and shamed.

Roadside breath test
PA

In a first for the West Yorkshire force, the details will be posted online each weekday morning as part of their Not Worth The Risk campaign.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been disqualified by the Football League and asked to resign from the club.

The Football League believes he has breached its "fit and proper" ownership test. However, Cellino will be entitled to return to the club from 18 March 2015 and can appeal against the League's ruling.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

M62 plan: 'Powerful investment'

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

More on the plans confirmed earlier to widen the M62 between Leeds and Manchester to eight lanes.

Speaking to

BBC Radio Leeds, roads minister John Hayes described it as a "really powerful investment" in West Yorkshire.

He said: "We know how important that Pennines link to Manchester is to the local and national economy. Businesses need to get their goods moved and people's well-being is affected too".

Cellino disqualification 'bites fans hard'

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Anthony Clavane, ardent Leeds United fan and author of several books about the club, says

the Football League's disqualification of club boss Massimo Cellino has come as a shock to fans.

Massimo Cellino
Getty Images

He's told

BBC Radio Leeds: "For a few weeks, there appeared to be peace breaking out at Elland Road with no off-field rumblings.

"But it hasn't gone away and it's really bitten us very hard.

Cellino disqualification 'destabilising'

In a statement from Leeds United, the club says: "The steps the Football League wishes the club to take - to remove Mr Cellino, only to re-appoint him in three months' time - will be destabilising for the club, its supporters, sponsors and cannot be be in the best interests of any party".

Cellino: Leeds United reaction

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

Leeds United have told BBC Radio Leeds they've received

notice of the Football League disqualifying Massimo Cellino from being a director of the club until 18 March 2015. The club can then re-appoint him.

They're currently in the process of taking legal advice on the reasoning of the decision by the Football League.

In the interim, the club notes that nothing has really changed since the decision taken by the Football League's Professional Conduct Committee in April.

News on the Hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino could be forced to sell the club

after the Football League announced the Italian has failed its Owners' and Directors' Test.

The football governing body has ruled the 58-year-old is not fit to continue as the club's president.

Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

Delays after accident

BBC Travel News reports one lane is closed and there's slow traffic on the A641 Huddersfield Road in Brighouse at the A643 Elland Road junction.

This is due to an accident involving a lorry and a car on the roundabout. Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

Cellino disqualified as Leeds boss

BBC Sport has the latest on Leeds United boss Massimo Cellino

who has been disqualified by the Football League and asked to resign from the club.

The Football League says it took the decision after obtaining documents from an Italian court, where Cellino was found guilty of tax evasion.

Club asked to remove Cellino

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

A Leeds United statement will be published shortly saying the club is being asked to remove Massimo Cellino from his role until 18 March 2015 before reappointing him.

Cellino disqualification: FA statement

Here's a link to the full statement from the Football League regarding the disqualification of Leeds United boss Massimo Cellino.

Massimo Cellino
AP

He has been asked to resign from the club.

In March 2014, the Football League's Board of Directors ruled he was subject to a disqualifying condition after he was found guilty of an offence under Italian tax legislation.

BreakingBreaking News

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been disqualified under the Football League's Owners' and Directors' Test, the Football League has announced.

Cellino has 14 days in which to appeal against the decision. More to follow.

News on the Hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

The M62 between Leeds and Manchester will be widened to eight lanes as part of a £15bn government package of road improvements across the country.

It's one of several announcements being made before Wednesday when the Chancellor will deliver his Autumn Statement.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

Double setback for Terriers

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Huddersfield Town are set to be without striker Harry Bunn and goalkeeper Joe Murphy for at least three weeks.

Chris Powell
Getty Images

Both missed

Saturday's defeat at Bolton, with Murphy suffering from a foot injury and Bunn a thigh problem.

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell (pictured) says it's a particular blow to be without Bunn: "It's a real disappointment for him. He's been outstanding, he's been creating and scoring goals. Hopefully he'll come back stronger".

Raising the roof in Leeds

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

This was the scene a short time ago outside the Majestic building on Wellington Street, Leeds, where giant cranes are helping to remove the twisted remains of its domed roof.

Cranes over Majestic
BBC

The former cinema and nightclub was damaged by fire in September and work's taking place to make the roof safer before winter really sets in.

Wellington Street is expected to remain closed until the early hours of Tuesday. Drivers in the city centre are being warned to expect delays.

Kirklees crime stats show fall

Huddersfield Examiner

Figures show that 19% of Kirklees residents feel the level of crime has increased in the last 12 months,

when there has in fact been a 6% reduction.

News on the Hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

The government is to give the go-ahead to more than 80 new road schemes worth £15bn,

including widening the M62 between West Yorkshire and Manchester.

The announcement comes ahead of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on Wednesday .

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

On-the-run rapist caught in Italy

A convicted rapist from Bradford who went on the run during his trial

has been arrested in Italy.

Wakar Akhtar
West yorkshire police

Wakar Akhtar (pictured), who was sentenced to 17 years in his absence at Bradford Crown Court in November, was arrested in Brescia by the Italian authorities on Saturday morning.

Akhtar, of Hudson Avenue, Bradford, was found guilty of raping a woman in a Bradford park, along with co-defendants Tamseel Virk, Azad Raja and Najeed Ul-Saeem, who were all given jail terms of 17 years for their part in the conspiracy.