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  1. Updates on Wednesday 10 December 2014

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Good evening

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

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

I'll be with you again from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

A windy and showery night

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will continue to be windy with scattered showers, locally wintry and mainly over the hills, and a low temperature of about 1C (34F) with a risk of icy patches.

Tomorrow will be another cold and windy day with sunny spells and scattered showers, wintry over the hills but tending to become more isolated through the afternoon.

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

Police deal with nuisance drivers

Keighley News

Police in an unmarked car followed a car from Bingley to the car park of a Keighley shopping centre,

where they found a gathering of nuisance drivers.

Memorial stones on the move

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

More than 130 memorial stones are to be moved from Halifax's Square Chapel as work on the nearby Piece Hall and new Central Library gets under way, Calderdale Council says.

Square Chapel in Halifax
ALexander p kapp/Geograph

The stones will be placed in Lister Lane Cemetery where many of the Square Chapel congregation chose to be buried after it opened in 1841, and as the Square Chapel yard became full.

The council says it's working with the Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery and Calderdale Family History Society to ensure the stones are recorded and photographed before being moved.

Army veteran's medal theft upset

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

An army veteran has said he "didn't want to bother with people" after having his medals and beret stolen by a gang in Keighley as he went to a Remembrance Sunday service.

George Gill
BBC

George Gill, who has been given new medals today, said dealing with the theft, which happened in Lund Park, had been "very, very hard".

However, Mr Gill said he would "treasure" the new medals and beret, which have been presented at Catterick Garrison

Coming up on BBC One

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Amy Garcia at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we find out why so many Bradford secondary schools are failing to meet the grade, according to new figures from Ofsted.

Benjamin the pygmy goat
BBC

We're also meeting Benjamin the pygmy goat from Barnsley. We first reported on him last week and since then he's become and absolute internet sensation.

New medals for army veteran

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

An army veteran who had his medals and beret stolen by a gang as he was heading for a Remembrance Sunday service in Keighley has been presented with new ones.

George Gill
BBC

George Gill said he would treasure the new medals which have been awarded at a special ceremony at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

"The Northern Ireland medal means a lot. We lost friends and colleagues there," he said.

Treasurer jailed for stealing £30,000

Telegraph & Argus

A church treasurer who plundered more than £30,000 from a deprived Bradford parish

has been jailed for two years.

Appeal over city shooting

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

A further update on the shooting in Seacroft last night

which saw two men taken to hospital, one with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Det Ch Insp Steve Thomas says: "I believe there will be people in the local community with an awareness of what has been behind this incident but I appreciate they may be reluctant to come forward given the circumstances.

"I would like to assure anyone in this position that any information they provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and their identity will be protected."

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A man from Bradford has been convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend

after rekindling their relationship on Facebook.

David Hoyle, 39, stabbed Rebecca Bamber to death with two knives and a broken bottle at her Widnes home in June.

Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

Man killed ex after Facebook reunion

BBC News Online reports that a man from Bradford

has been convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend after rekindling their relationship on Facebook.

David Hoyle, of Idle Road, stabbed Rebecca Bamber, 43, to death with two knives and a broken bottle at her Widnes home in June.

Snow warning from Friday

Pontefract & Castleford Express

Snow could fall across Yorkshire on Friday, as wet and wintry showers sweep across the country,

the Met Office has said.

Shotgun attack 'targeted'

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Det Ch Insp Steve Thomas says the shooting in Leeds happened at about 21:00 yesterday at Kingsdale Court, off Boggart Hill Drive in Seacroft.

Two 26-year-old men who were injured are believed to have been sitting in a car when a shotgun was fired at them.

Det Ch Insp Thomas said the incident appeared to have been a "targeted" attack.

Heavy traffic on M62

BBC Travel reports there's slow and heavier than usual traffic on the M62 in both directions at J27, the M621 (Gildersome).

Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

Bridgewater Place wind restrictions

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Strong winds have

closed Bridgewater Place to high-sided vehicles, Leeds City Council has confirmed.

Bridgewater Place
Stanley Walker

Signs warning of high winds are likely to remain active for the rest of the day, the local authority has said.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Police are appealing for information after two men were injured in a shooting in Leeds.

Both men were taken to hospital and one is said to have serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

NHS staff offered redundancy

Halifax Courier

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust has

asked its staff to take voluntary redundancy as it struggles to find savings resulting from government cuts.

Trade union Unison has estimated that up to 400 jobs could be slashed from the current 6,000 staff.

Police appeal over city 'chop shops'

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Detectives are asking for people in Bradford to keep a look out for suspicious activity at industrial premises in the city.

The appeal follows the

arrests of two men in connection with a car "chop shop" in Banner Street.

Insp George Bardell called for the public to report frequent movements of high-value vehicles or car parts left "scattered around" premises.

Christmas 1986 revisited

Huddersfield Examiner

The Huddersfield Examiner has been taking a

look back through the archives to the days of Christmas past.

Santa and a child in an aeroplane cockpit
Huddersfield examiner

On air now

Andrew Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me until 18:00 in BBC Radio Leeds as I get the latest reaction to
a new Ofsted report which reveals that Bradford has some of the worst-performing secondary school in the country.

Also another legal writ's been issued concerning Leeds United. I'll hear from our LUFC expert Adam Pope.

And I'm asking why an organisation set up to bring more jobs and investment to Leeds is being axed and taken over by councillors in the city.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

West Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after two men were injured in a shooting in Leeds.

Both men were taken to hospital, one has been released and the other is said to have serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

Strong winds and heavy showers

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon in West Yorkshire is very windy with sunny spells.

There'll also be scattered heavy showers, locally wintry over the hills.

The top temperature will be about 6C (43F) with a strong to gale force southwest wind.

Two injured in Leeds shooting

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Two men have been injured in a shooting in Leeds, police have said.

A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital after being hit in the head with shotgun pellets in The Rein, Seacroft.

Another 26-year-old man, who had shotgun injuries to his hand, flagged police down in Harehills Road.

Leeds to lodge Cellino appeal

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

Leeds United is expected to lodge its appeal to the Football League on Monday

against club owner Massimo Cellino's disqualification.

Massimo Cellino
AP

The Football League is not willing to comment on what action it could or would take against Cellino (pictured) if his appeal fails.

Asked what power the League has to force him to sell the club, a spokesman has said: "I'm not willing to comment on hypothetical scenarios. However, our overriding objective will always be to ensure League regulations are being complied with."

News on the hour

Tim Daley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Bradford has some of the worst-performing secondary schools in the country, according to Ofsted's

annual report.

It's 144th out of 150 in the high school league tables and 125th when it come to primaries.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

CCTV appeal over robbery

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to

following the robbery of a pensioner in Hemsworth.

CCTV image
West yorkshire police

The theft happened in Bank Street at about 13:15 on Friday when a 76-year-old woman was grabbed from behind by a man who pulled her purse from her hand and ran off.

The man police would like to identify and speak to is described as in his 20s, about 5ft 11in tall, of slim to medium build and wore a grey jumper and green trousers.

MPs Commons 'gizmo' ban call

Huddersfield Examiner

A ban on the use of electronic tablets by MPs could be made tougher -

thanks to a Huddersfield MP.

Spotlight on Old Chapel Studios

The City Talking

Local Leeds blog The City Talking has an interview with Mark Hubbard, who runs Old Chapel Studios in Holbeck which has now been operating for 22 years.

Kaiser Chiefs
BBC

As rehearsal and recording space to past and present West Yorkshire bands such as Kaiser Chiefs (pictured), Sisters of Mercy, Pigeon Detectives, iLikeTrains and Embrace, it's one of the city's musical hubs.

Mark says one

of the best things about the studio is hearing bands "getting it wrong" as much as making good music.

News on the hour

Tim Daley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Some of the country's worst-performing secondary schools are in Yorkshire, according to Ofsted's annual report.

Bradford is rated 144th out of 150 education authorities at secondary level, while Wakefield is best in West Yorkshire at 52.

Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

Arrests over Bradford car 'chop shop'

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Two men have been arrested after police found stolen car parts at a Bradford garage.

Investigators believe the Banner Street premises were being used as a "chop shop" to disassemble stolen vehicles before selling them on.

A 22-year-old man and a 25-year-old man

have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

On air now

Martin Kelner

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me until 15:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask what's your favourite scary movie. And, I want to know whether you think modern horror films can really compare to classics like The Omen and The Exorcist.

Also, as the veteran rockers take to the stage in Leeds tonight at the Arena, I'm asking what's the deal with Status Quo?

Email or
tweet me with your views.

Haigh issues LUFC directors writ

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

Leeds United's former managing director David Haigh (pictured) has issued a High Court writ against two of the club's directors - Jinesh Patel and Salem Patel.

David Haigh
Getty Images

Mr Haigh is claiming an initial £1m for deceit and conspiracy

after being held in Dubai without charge since May on allegations of fraud and embezzlement by his former employer GFH Capital.

The writ was reportedly served yesterday by a private detective as the pair arrived for a board meeting at Elland Road.

Fitness-to-work U-turn welcomed

Telegraph & Argus

The Bradford mother of a severely-disabled teenager with the mental age of a five-year-old has spoken of her relief at her daughter not having to face a fit-to-work medical assessment,

but she has vowed to fight on for fellow sufferers.

Louise and Ellie
Telegraph and argus

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Some of the country's worst-performing secondary schools are in Yorkshire,

according to Ofsted's annual report.

Bradford is rated 144th out of 150 education authorities at secondary level, with Wakefield best in West Yorkshire at 52.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

Road link boost for airport

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Plans to build a new road to Leeds Bradford Airport have received a boost from

a Department for Transport study into options for the terminal by a group of transport experts.

Leeds Bradford Airport
BBC

Their findings suggest a new link road should be built from the A65, allowing express buses to run to the airport from both Leeds and Bradford at an estimated cost of about £38m.

But a much called-for rail link from Horsforth to the airport is seen by the report's authors as merely a long-term aspiration.

Can't see the books for the tree?

Bradford Libraries

tweets: Do you like our new Christmas Tree at City Library #BDXmas #Bradford

Library book Christmas tree
Bradford libraries