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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 2 December 2014
  2. More updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

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

There'll be updates from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

A dry but frosty night

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will be dry with clear periods and a low temperature of about -3C (27F) with a widespread frost.

Weather outlook
BBC

Tomorrow will see a cold and frosty start then all parts will be dry with spells of sunshine.

The maximum temperature will be about 6C (43F).

Coming up on BBC One

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Nicola Rees at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we get the latest from Bradford where the future of the former Odeon site in the city centre is finally becoming clear with plans approved to turn it into an entertainment venue.

Also, we'll be hearing from Leeds United boss Massimo Cellino following the Football League's decision yesterday to disqualify him and and ask him to resign from the club.

Cellino confirms ban appeal

James Deighton

Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino (pictured) has confirmed to reporters this afternoon that

he will appeal against the Football League's decision to bar him from running the club until next March.

Massimo Cellino
ALlsport/getty

Meanwhile we've spoken to United captain Jason Pearce who says the players are just hoping the situation can be resolved.

"As things seemed to be on the up, it's now taken a backwards step maybe. Hopefully it'll have a positive outcome and the club will be OK," he says.

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.

Dogs debate

Local blog South Leeds Life has been holding

a lively online debate about dogs in the city's parks - whether they're out of control, and whether their owners need to take more responsibility.

No dogs sign
BBC

Dog owner Sue Talbot, who's kept Border Collies for over 30 years in Beeston says: "It's not the dogs' fault, it's the owners'".

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has vowed to help investigate the death of a West Yorkshire teenager in Germany.

Jane Khalaf, 19, from Shelley, collapsed after telling her friends her drink had been spiked.

Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

Teacher denies 'bullying' girl, 7

A primary school teaching assistant

has denied that she and a teacher deliberately humiliated a seven-year-old girl for their own amusement.

Rachael Regan and Deborah McDonald
BBC

Rachael Regan, 43, and Deborah McDonald, 41, are on trial at Bradford Crown Court accused of bullying the pupil at a school in Calderdale.

Both women, from Halifax, deny a charge of cruelty.

On air now

Andrew Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me until 18:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman why he's wanting answers about the death of a 19-year-old Kirklees student in Germany.

Also, the deal is done and the old Bradford Odeon is to be brought back to life by Bradford Live. We're live in the city this evening.

And I'll get the latest on the police investigation into the death of a baby found in a wheelie bin in North Yorkshire.

Crash scene on M62

West Yorkshire Road Policing Unit

tweets: M62 West 34 to 33 near Pontefract, down to 1 lane due to RTC, NOBODY INJURED! Amazingly!

Accident scene
West yorkshire police

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman, is vowing to help investigate the death of a West Yorkshire teenager in Germany.

Jane Khalaf, 19, from Shelley, collapsed after telling her friends her drink had been spiked.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

Delays on M1 after accident

BBC Travel News reports one lane is closed and there's slow traffic on the M1 southbound between J48 A1(M) Hook Moor and J47, A642 (Garforth), because of an accident.

Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

Green light for Odeon redevelopment

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Bradford Council has given the go ahead for

the redevelopment of the former Odeon building in the city centre.

Odeon interior
BBC

The plans will see the former cinema turned into an entertainment venue, with developers estimating it could cost about £18m to restore the iconic 1930s exterior and art deco interior.

'Laced drink' teen dies

Larry Budd

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

More on the news that a Huddersfield teenager has died in Cologne, Germany, after telling her friends her drink had been spiked with drugs.

It's emerged that Jane Khalaf, 19, from Shelley, had to be put on a life support machine on 12 November after her condition deteriorated. It was switched off by doctors eight days later.

Jane's parents travelled from their home to be by their daughter's bedside. They say they'd only discovered she was ill after seeing it on Facebook.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A Huddersfield teenager has died in Germany after telling her friends her drink had been spiked.

Jane Khalaf, 19, from Shelley, was studying abroad while she was a student at Northumbria University.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

Murder suspects appeal to victims' friends

Friends of two British tourists killed in Thailand earlier this year

are being urged to come forward as witnesses.

David Miller
PA

Nakhon Chompuchat, who is representing two Burmese men accused of the murder, said the victims' friends "should know many things" about what happened.

The bodies of Leeds University student David Miller (pictured) and Hannah Witheridge were found on a beach in Koh Tao on 15 September.

Will Cellino stay and fight?

Yorkshire Post

The Football League's announcement disqualifying Massimo Cellino from owning Leeds and banning him from exerting any financial or operational control at Elland Road,

is not definitive.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

A Huddersfield teenager has died in Germany after telling her friends her drink had been spiked.

Jane Khalaf, 19, from Shelley was studying abroad while she was a student at Northumbria University.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

Phil Hughes funeral

James Deighton

Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

The former Yorkshire player Aaron Finch will be one of the pallbearers at the funeral of Phillip Hughes (pictured) tomorrow.

Australia batsman Phil Hughes
Reuters

The Australian batsman died last week after he was struck on the neck by a bouncer.

Overturned car causes delays

BBC Travel News reports there's severe disruption on the A6176 Bolton Road in Bradford.

The road's currently blocked in both directions at the Idle Road junction because of an overturned car.

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

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

In the news at 13:00 - A man who worked at Morrison's head office in Bradford has appeared in court charged with fraud.

Listen Live

Fish and chips and the Fab Four

Martin Kelner

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Listen live to me until 15:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I meet the couple from Ossett who're opening a fish and chip takeway on Christmas Day - and, for one day only, they're not even charging.

Also, on the day photos of the Beatles on holiday in Tenerife go up for auction, I want to know why you think the Fab Four are still so popular. Why not

Email or
tweet me with your views?

Morrisons employee denies fraud

A Morrisons employee

has appeared in court in Bradford charged with fraud.

Andrew Skelton, a senior internal auditor, denied abusing his position to fraudulently disclose personal data at the supermarket chain's Bradford headquarters.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between November 2013 and March.

News on the Hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A £45m flood alleviation scheme for the centre of Leeds is among

over 1,000 projects to protect homes and businesses announced by the government.

There'll be a total of 207 defence schemes in Yorkshire, although much of the spending goes to areas worst hit by flooding last winter including Somerset and the Thames Valley.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

£18m Odeon plan set for approval

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

The £18m re-development of the former Odeon cinema building in Bradford is expected to get the approval of councillors in the city today.

Former Odeon building
BBC

A report says the building could host around 350 events a year and would attract over a quarter of a million visitors if it's turned into an entertainment venue.

Bradford Council had invited people to submit "commercially-viable" ideas to save the 1930s cinema and concert hall which finally shut its doors in 2000 and has remained derelict since.

Curtain up on Christmas

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

I've spent an absolutely fabulous morning at Richmond Hill Primary School in Leeds where the decorations are up, the Christmas tree has its baubles on, and the children are excitedly getting ready for the nativity play.

Richmond Hill pupils
BBC

Starring among many others are seven-year-old Charlie as The Narrator and six-year-old Lily as Chief Angel. It's a very traditional nativity play telling us the story of events 2,000 years ago.

Headteacher Nathan Atkinson tells me he's really proud of the efforts the children are going to: "Normally on 2 December it's panic stations, but you can see they're really going to be ready!"

Leeds flood plan gets go-ahead

Roger Harrabin

BBC environment analyst

More on the news that Leeds is

one of the places to be awarded government cash to fund a new flood defence project.

Leeds waterfront
BBC

The £45m Leeds flood alleviation scheme is one of 207 schemes in Yorkshire being given the green light, with the government claiming it will save the city's economy over £88m by protecting homes and businesses.

The scheme, a partnership project led by Leeds City Council, is aimed at cutting the risk of flooding in the heart of the city, protecting over 50 homes and 154 businesses.

News on the Hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Labour has criticised as inadequate

new government proposals for flood protection.

Ministers have announced more than 1,000 defence projects, including a £45m flood alleviation scheme for Leeds city centre

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

Double killer's guilty plea will stand

Huddersfield Examiner

A judge has ruled a man who admitted the murder of a sex offender in Huddersfield

cannot withdraw his guilty plea.

Leeds road reopens after roof removal

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Drivers in Leeds city centre can breathe a sigh of relief this morning, with the reopening of Wellington Street.

Cranes over Majestic
BBC

The road had been closed for three days

while the remains of the fire-damaged Majestic building's roof were removed.

The work is now finished and this major route into and out of the city is now open again.

Cellino: Should he stay or go?

Paul Walker

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I find out the latest news from Leeds United as the Massimo Cellino saga rolls on.

I want to hear your thoughts on the situation at Elland Road and I'm asking would the club be better off with or without Mr Cellino?

Email or
tweet me with your views.

News on the Hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Millions of pounds of NHS money's being wasted every year in Leeds on drugs which will never be used by patients.

It's estimated that in the north of the city alone, £1.4m worth of medicines delivered to the door are thrown away,

Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

Slow traffic warning

BBC Travel News reports there's very slow traffic and heavier than usual traffic on the B6154 Waterloo Road westbound in Pudsey between the Marsh junction and the A647 Bradford Road junction.

Drivers in the area are being warned to expect some delays and to find an alternative route if possible.

Restaurant's 'curry Oscars' success

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

A Bradford curry restaurant has been crowned the best curry house in the north of England.

Kitchen at Aagrah
BBC

The Midpoint Aagrah at Thornbury, Bradford, received 15,000 nominations for the title

in the British Curry Awards - beating over 2,500 restaurants which were also nominated.

The restaurant was nominated last year, but last night's awards ceremony saw its first win.

Special Constable hailed after river rescue

Yorkshire Evening Post

A quick-thinking police officer

has been praised after putting his life on the line to rescue two people from the River Aire.

Lee Deighton at Leeds Bridge
yorkshire evening post

Special constable Lee Deighton jumped into the water still wearing his high-visibility vest.

News on the Hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Unused medicines delivered to patients' homes are wasting millions of pounds across Leeds every year, according to new research.

In north Leeds, it's estimated £1.4m is lost this way every year, with the figure rising to £4.5m for the whole city.

Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

Traffic delays in Brighouse

BBC Travel News reports there's heavy traffic on the A644 Wakefield Road into town in Brighouse at the A643 Clifton Road junction.

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

Cellino to appeal against ban

BBC Sport

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

says he'll appeal after being disqualified yesterday by the Football League and asked to resign from the Championship club.

Massimo Cellino
AP

The League took its decision after obtaining documents from an Italian court, which had found the 58-year-old guilty of tax evasion

Cellino says: "I'm going to show them they are wrong. I'm sure the lawyers of the League have not done a proper job".