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  1. Updates on Monday 8 December 2014

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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 from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Nile Wilson in the spotlight

BBC News School Report

Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson

has been grilled by school pupils in Glasgow as part of BBC School Report.

Nile Wilson
Getty Images

Now aged 18, he is a member of Leeds gymnastics club and competes in the "All Around" discipline.

Since he took up gymnastics, Nile has won more than 140 medals in competitions, and more than 70 of those have been gold.

Read the full Q&A session with Nile here.

A dry but freezing night

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

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

Weather outlook
BBC

Tomorrow will see a dry and bright start, soon clouding over with rain spreading to more western areas later. The top temperature will be about 7C (45F).

Investigation into baby's death

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

An investigation's under way following the death of a baby girl who was found with serious injuries at a house in Calderdale last Tuesday. Details of the tragedy have only just been released by police.

An ambulance crew was called to an address in Halifax at about 12:45 on Tuesday lunchtime where they found the girl. She died a short time later at hospital.

A post-mortem examination has proved inconclusive and the death is being treated as unexplained. There've been no arrests.

Coming up on BBC One

Phil Bodmer

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Amy Garcia for BBC Look North at 18:30 as we examine the 140% rise in handouts from food banks in Yorkshire over the past year. We're live at a food bank in Harehills to find out more.

Also, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - especially in Thornton-le-Dale in North Yorkshire where a group of retired men have been spending their time decorating the village.

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.

'Don't stop on motorway'

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

More on West Yorkshire Police's warning over

a possible scam involving motorway drivers being stopped and asked for money by people claiming to have broken down.

Insp Christopher Norbury says: "'The fact that people have stopped to help another stranded motorist shows how publicly spirited people are, which is a nice thing to see at this time of year.

"But our advice is not to stop and leave it to the police and our partners to deal with."

Wheelchair row: Supreme Court hope

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

We've had more reaction to

the Court of Appeal ruling that bus firms aren't required by law to force parents with buggies to make way for wheelchair users in designated bays.

First Bus had appealed against a court ruling, won by a disabled man from Wetherby, that the firm's wheelchair policy was discriminatory.

Andy Cole, from Leonard Cheshire Disability, says the judgement is "disappointing". He added: "We hope if this case moves to the Supreme Court there'll be an even stronger judgement that will provide certainty for disabled people who need to use the wheelchair space."

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

An investigation's under way in Calderdale following the death of a baby girl.

She was found with serious injuries at a house in Halifax.

Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

'Pay what you feel' cafe opens

Telegraph & Argus

A new cafe serving food destined for the bin where customers pay what they like

has officially opened in Saltaire.

Real Food Project
Telegraph and argus

Starry night at Castle Hill

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Roger Kinder in Meltham for sending us this fantastic picture he took with a long exposure at Castle Hill, Huddersfield, on what he says was a very cold night at the weekend.

Castle Hill and stars
Roger kinder

We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not

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'Snow wardens' on alert

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Wakefield's 500 volunteer snow wardens

are being asked to get in touch with the council to claim new salt supplies ahead of any harsh winter weather.

Wakefield Council is calling on the district's "snow army" to be ready to help keep pavements and areas around their homes clear of snow and ice.

Snow wardens are given a bag of salt to use on public footpaths and streets which are away from main roads. Volunteers can also collect a snow shovel, and a fluorescent jacket.

Wheelchair row: 'Policy stays in place'

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

We've now got reaction from First Bus to the Court of Appeal ruling that

bus firms aren't required by law to force people to make way for wheelchair users in designated bays.

Managing director Giles Fearnley says the ruling has given passengers, drivers and the wider industry "much-needed clarification" over the issue.

"Our current policy, which is to ask other passengers in the strongest polite terms to make way for those who need the space, will remain in place."

The original case which sparked this ruling involved a man from Leeds.

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Police are investigating the death of a baby who was found with serious injuries at a house in Calderdale.

Details of the tragedy have just been released by the West Yorkshire force, although it happened last Tuesday.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

Funeral held for 'spiked drink' student

BBC News Online has more on

the funeral of of a student from Huddersfield who claimed her drink had been spiked before she died while on an exchange trip in Germany.

Jane Khalaf's parents hold photograph
BBC

Jane Khalaf, 19, who was studying at Northumbria University, collapsed after a carnival in Cologne where she told friends her drink was tampered with.

Alicia Blagg: 'You have to make sacrifices'

BBC News School Report

Wakefield diving star Alicia Blagg

has been facing some tough questions as part of BBC School Report.

Alicia Blagg
Getty Images

The 18-year-old, who's had a hugely successful 2014, tells reporters from Knightswood School in Glasgow that "everything" about the sport scares her and that the next Olympics is now her target.

She says: "You have to make sacrifices for sport and I don't mind that."

Wheelchair ruling 'disappointing'

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

There's been reaction to this morning's news that a Leeds wheelchair user

has lost his case over who has priority over the use of wheelchair space on buses.

Victoria Wright, from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Trailblazers, a network of young disabled people, said the ruling "can only worsen the situation, particularly for those in rural areas who may heavily rely on bus services".

She said: "We are frustrated and extremely disappointed by this decision, which means wheelchair users don't have priority, in law, over wheelchair spaces on those buses they are actually able to board."

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The funeral of a student from Huddersfield who died in Germany has taken place in her home town.

Jane Khalaf, 19, collapsed after attending a carnival in Cologne.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

Rise in fines for parents

Telegraph & Argus

Almost 2,000 fines were handed down to Bradford parents who took children out of school in a year -

up almost four times on the previous 12 months.

Delays after M62 accident

BBC Travel News reports there's queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident earlier on.

All lanes have been re-opened. Drivers in the area are being warned delays could continue for some time.

Huddersfield teenager's funeral held

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

About 100 people have attended the funeral of Huddersfield teenager Jane Khalaf.

Funeral scene
BBC

The 19-year-old collapsed after going to a carnival in Cologne.

The Northumbria University student told her friends she thought her drink had been spiked.

She died in November after eight days on life-support.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

The funeral is taking place of a student from West Yorkshire who collapsed and died in Germany after claiming her drink had been spiked.

Jane Khalaf, 19, from Huddersfield, was attending a carnival in Cologne when she was taken ill.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

A mostly dry afternoon

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon in West Yorkshire will be mostly dry with sunny periods.

A few wintry showers are possible over the Pennines, though.

The top temperature will be about 5C (41F).

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.

New twist in pub's CCTV saga

Yorkshire Evening Post

Fresh doubt has been cast over the future of one of Leeds' oldest pubs

after a row with licensing chiefs took a new turn.

Cardigan Arms interior
yorkshire evening post

Leeds players 'learning in adversity'

James Deighton

Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn insists his players will learn the lessons from

Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Ipswich.

Neil Redfearn
Getty Images

It's left United five points off the Championship relegation zone and nine points away from the play-off places.

Redfearn told

BBC Radio Leeds: "It's a learning curve for a lot of these young players. They're learning in adversity with this away form. But it's something we've got to address - the performance wasn't acceptable".

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

The funeral of a Huddersfield student who died in Germany is taking place this lunchtime.

Jane Khalaf, 19, collapsed after attending a carnival in Cologne.

She told her friends she thought her drink had been spiked.

Since Jane's death her parents have criticised the German Police for failing to investigate properly. Prosecutors have said amphetamines were found in Jane's blood but there's no evidence the drugs were taken by mistake.
Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

Motorway drivers warned over scam

Motorway drivers are being warned by West Yorkshire Police to be aware of

a potential scam involving people asking for money after they claim to have broken down.

This follows three incidents yesterday in which people were flagged down by drivers who claimed to have run out of petrol and who asked to borrow money - only to do the same thing at another junction.

The latest incident happened at about 15:15 on Sunday when police were told about a man acting suspiciously at Ainley Top, Huddersfield. No arrests have been made as yet, police said.

Wheelchair row goes to Supreme Court

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Doug Paulley,

the Leeds wheelchair user who has lost his case over who has priority over the use of wheelchair space on buses, says he is to take his fight to the Supreme Court.

He

tweets: We won rights, but lost the case.

Motorway delays after accident

BBC Travel News reports that one lane is blocked and there's queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident.

Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

News on the hour

Tim Daley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The Court of Appeal's decided

bus companies can't force parents with buggies to make way for wheelchair users following a case centred on a row in Wetherby.

First Group was being sued by Leeds man Doug Paulley who was denied access to a service because a mum had taken up the disabled space with a pushchair and child.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

Bradford through to third round

James Deighton

Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Bradford City are into the third round of the FA Cup for only the second time in 11 years after a 4-1 win over Conference side Dartford at Valley Parade yesterday.

FA Cup
BBC

The goals were shared among Billy Clarke, Jon Stead, Filipe Morais and Mark Yeates.

The third round draw takes place tonight and City boss Phil Parkinson has said he'd like Manchester United at home.

Sculpture recalls forgotten poet

Yorkshire Post

A bust of forgotten Bradford World War One poet Humbert Wolfe

could be installed in the city next year.

Anthony Padgett and sculptures
yorkshire post

Victoria Tower opens its doors

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

If you feel the need to blow the cobwebs away over the festive season,

then Victoria Tower on Castle Hill might be the answer as it opens its doors to visitors in December.

Victoria Tower
Steve fareham

The landmark tower which overlooks Huddersfield will be open on 20, 21, 22, 23, 27 and 28 December from 11:00 to 15:00 and offers some truly spectacular views - if the weather's up to it.

Victoria Tower was completed in 1899 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign and stands at just under 1,000ft (300m) above sea level.

The real cost of Christmas

Nick Ahad

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I find out more about the cost of Christmas as it emerges that
West Yorkshire tops the festive borrowing league.

Also, as Buble-mania hits West Yorkshire ahead of his gig in Leeds tonight, I'll meet the Wakefield Buble tribute act Nearly Buble.

And Jonathan Ansell of G4 and X Factor fame will be coming in to the studio. He currently starring in Snow White at the Carriageworks.

News on the hour

Tim Daley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The court of appeal's decided

bus companies can't force parents with buggies to make way for wheelchair users following a case centred on a row in Wetherby.

First Group was being sued by Leeds man Doug Paulley, who was denied access to a service because a mum had taken up the disabled space with a pushchair and child.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

Fears over court upgrade works

Telegraph & Argus

Senior Bradford solicitors have voiced fears that custody cases will be moved from Bradford to Leeds

due to the building of new magistrates' court cells.