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  1. Updates on Friday 12 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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BBC Local Live will be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire.

Ice warning

Keeley Donovan

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Potentially it's going to be the

coldest night of the season so far with temperatures falling to around -4C (25F) in rural areas and we do have a warning of ice overnight and tomorrow morning.

Screen grab of weather report

We will see a band of thicker clouds and patchy rain moving south which might bring a little temporary sleet and snow to the hills.

However, this will clear away quite quickly and it will be a beautiful start to the day tomorrow, although there will be a widespread frost.

Coming up on TV

Amy Garcia

Presenter, BBC Look North

Now if you if you know your curry then you know Bradford is the best place to get a good one. One of the best-known restaurants has been part of the city's curry scene for 50 years.

The Sweet Centre is celebrating its birthday today. Our communities correspondent Jhangir Ahmed put on his chef whites to find out more.

Tune into BBC One at 18:30 for

BBC Look North (Yorkshire).

'Bikes for everyone'

Spencer Stokes

BBC Look North

A new "bike library" which allows people to borrow a bicycle for a short period of time from 30 locations across the county has been launched.

Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire

Gary Verity, of

Welcome to Yorkshire, the group behind the scheme, told me they want to "make sure that we're the first place in the world where every child right across the county has access to a bicycle".

Changing skyline

BBC Look North's Spencer Stokes

tweets: Old Millgarth police station in Leeds nearly gone.... Opening up new perspectives in Leeds.

Millgarth police station demolition

Five reason why Leeds can be culture capital

Yorkshire Evening Post

Everyone will have their own suggestions and reasons as to why Leeds should be crowned Capital of Culture 2023.

For starters, here are

five areas of excellence that suggest why this amazing city should bid for the accolade.

On your bike - or someone else's

Spencer Stokes

BBC Look North

A new scheme to give every child in Yorkshire access to a bike has been launched today.

People watching the Tour de France in Yorkshire

The so called

"bike library" allows people to borrow a bike for a short period of time and is one of the Tour de France legacy projects.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

In the news at 17:00: Thousands of air passengers are facing disruption to their flights following technical problems earlier at national air traffic control.

Flights to and from Leeds Bradford International Airport are now running again, but they warn there will be some knock-on delays.

Find out more on

BBC Radio Leeds.

'Check before flying'

Flights are now arriving at and departing from

Leeds Bradford Airport although there is some disruption.

Leeds Bradford Airport departure board
Leeds Bradford Airport

The airport says passengers should

check the online arrivals and departures board or contact their airline for more details.

Flights now operational

Leeds Bradford Airport

tweets: Flights are now operational. Arrival/Departure info can be found
here. Please check with your airline for further info

Blue skies over Yorkshire

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

It's been a much more pleasant day than we had in West Yorkshire yesterday.

Lotherton Hall
Paul Goodyear

Paul Goodyear, of Crossgates, Leeds, sent in this picture of almost cloudless skies at Lotherton Hall near Aberford this morning.


Leeds Bradford Airports says all flights out and most flights in are suspended until 19:00.

Busking for charity at 12

BBC Radio Leed's Tracy Gee

tweets: Meet talented #Castleford youngster @RubyJonesMusic, age 12, who's
raised £1000 for charity by busking.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Coming up at 16:00: West Yorkshire councillors are urging the government to finalise a devolution deal.

Sheffield announced this morning that it's getting more powers but officials here say they're still waiting for their deal to be signed off.

Listen for more details


Skipper Darby fit for Bantams

BBC Sport

Bradford City captain Stephen Darby could start against Chesterfield tomorrow after shaking off a knock.

Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is also set to return after being cup-tied against Dartford.

Lane closure on A1

BBC Travel reports that a lane is closed northbound on the A1 between Barnsdale Bar in Wentbridge and J40 at Darrington for emergency repairs.

There's heavy congestion northbound as far as J36.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

West Yorkshire councillors will this afternoon tell the Government they've waited too long for a devolution deal.

We heard this morning about more powers for Sheffield, but officials here say they're still waiting for their deal to be signed off.

Listen live at 15:00 for more details.

What do you think?

Alasdair Gill

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.

Dry and sunny but cloudier later

Keeley Donovan

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It will be

mainly dry with some sunny spells in West Yorkshire this afternoon.

The top temperature will be 5C (41F) with a freshening breeze.

Cloudier this evening with a little patchy rain and perhaps wet snow for the hills.

Huddersfield bid to end run of away defeats

BBC Sport

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell is

expected to choose from an unchanged squad as his side chase their first away win in six matches tomorrow.

Chris Powell

Defender Joel Lynch remains sidelined with a groin problem but striker James Vaughan should be involved again.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

West Yorkshire councillors will contact the government this afternoon and tell them they've been waiting too long for a devolution deal.

Sheffield Council announced this morning that it was to be given more powers by ministers, but officials in West Yorkshire say their deal has been waiting ages for sign off.

Listen live at 14:00 for more details.

Presents stolen from under tree

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Children's Christmas presents were stolen from under a Halifax family's tree.

Burglars broke into the house on Keighley Road between 14:30 and 23:00 yesterday.

Once inside the property the thieves stole presents including a bike, scooter, RC model airplane, DVDs and a Nerf Gun.

Gritters on the move

Bradford Alerts

tweets: Our gritters were out this morning from 5am and will be gritting tonight at 6.30pm as temperatures drop.

Snow at the top

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

It's dry and bright in West Yorkshire today but there is a dusting of snow on the hills.

Snow on the hills from Slack Top
Andrew Naylor

Andrew Naylor sent us this picture looking across from Slack Top towards Colden Valley above Hebden Bridge.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Leeds

In the

13:00 news bulletin: Yorkshire Water bills are going down - but only by 3%.

Murderer breaks fellow prisoner's jaw

Telegraph & Argus

A murderer has had more time added to his sentence after

attacking another prisoner in jail.

Stephen Browning was given a life sentence in 2007 after killing Bradford College lecturer Susan Grundy.

Fire sculptures in pictures

Dewsbury Reporter

Here's some

great pictures from the fire sculptures show at Crow Nest Park.

Fire sculptures at Crow Nest Park
Dewsbury Reporter

As many as 2,000 people packed into the park to see the 10ft figures, which were made up of 750 different potted candles.

On air now

Martin Kelner

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Today on Lunch we're talking about fads and crazes - do you love them or loathe them?

And are you on board with the latest craze for Christmas jumpers?

Join us until 14:00 today.

Lane closed on M1

BBC Travel reports that a lane is closed northbound on the M1 at J45 because of a broken down vehicle.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Yorkshire Water bills are going down - but only by 3%.

Across the rest of England and Wales, they'll fall by an average of 5% - but here the gap is explained by a £3.8bn investment programme by Yorkshire Water.

Listen live to the 12:00 bulletin for more details.

Charges over Leeds Co-op robberies

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

A man is due to appear in court today as a part of an investigation into a series of robberies at shops across Leeds.

The raids

throughout October and November were mainly on Co-op stores in the area.

Council made over £1m in parking charges

Pontefract & Castleford Express

Wakefield Council

made £1.18m from parking charges in 2013/14 - 18% more than the previous year.

A new report carried out by the RAC Foundation found that the council made the money from on and off-street parking.

Christmas bin collection changes

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

If you live in Bradford and your bin is due to be collected on Christmas Day it will be collected on 22 December instead,

the council has said.

Boxing Day collections on 26 December will be emptied on 27 December and New Year's Day bins will be picked up early on 29 December.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Yorkshire Water says bills will fall by 3% from February next year.

The industry regulator has ordered charges across the rest of the UK to decrease by an average of 5%.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more details.

Snow on the hills

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Not everywhere in West Yorkshire has escaped the snow.

Snow on the hills at Addingham
Linda Royston

Thanks to Linda Royston for this picture of snow on the hills at Addingham.

Man in court over pensioner robbery

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

A man is due in court today after being charged with the robbery of a 76-year-old woman in Hemsworth town centre.

The woman had her purse snatched outside Barclays Bank, in Bank Street, last Friday.

School trip to the shoe shop

Spenborough Guardian

A secondary school ran a minibus to a shoe shop to buy pupils appropriate school footwear.

Parents of pupils at BBG Academy, in Birkenshaw, have

claimed their children had been taken to Wynsors World of Shoes by the school after breaking uniform rules.