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Summary

  1. Tour de Yorkshire key locations unveiled
  2. Leeds player faces racist abuse charge
  3. Man missing since Christmas party
  4. Frozen chicken drugs man in court
  5. Fallen trees disrupt rail services
  6. Updates on Monday 22 December

Live Reporting

By Julia Bryson

All times stated are UK

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That's all from the Local Live team. Join us for all your news, sport, travel and weather again from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Award for BRI midwives

Telegraph & Argus

A team of health workers for Bradford Royal Infirmary whose "care and compassion shone through" when caring for a seriously-ill woman has won an award.

Midwives
Telegraph and Argus

The group, who work in BRI's labour ward, received the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's Team of the Year award for 2014.

Leeds players visit hospital

Katherine Hannah

Sports Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United players have been meeting staff on the Children's Ward at Leeds General Infirmary as part of their Christmas visit.

Leeds players
BBC

Remaining

cloudy with further persistent rain over the Pennines, but drier conditions elsewhere.

Strong winds continuing, with gale force gusts over the hills, and staying mild.

Watch: Plane aborts Leeds landing

Trevor Gibbons

BBC News, Yorkshire

Watch the video of a British Airways plane forced to abort a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport due to strong winds.

Plane coming in to Leeds
BBC

The internal flight from Heathrow attempted to land around 14:30 GMT but had to divert to Manchester, where it landed safely.

Flight disruption

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

Passengers due to fly out of Leeds Bradford Airport have said they are unhappy at a lack of information as weather is affecting flights.

Passengers at Leeds Bradford
BBC

Many services have been cancelled or delayed as strong winds are affecting the area.

Passengers are being advised to check out the airport's website before travelling.

Dinosaur stolen from pub

Halifax Courier

Police are appealing after a dinosaur was made prematurely extinct at a pub in Wyke.

The incident occurred around 7.30am on Saturday, December 20, when a 5ft fibreglass Velociraptor figure was stolen from the beer garden of Harry's Carvery on Whitehall Road.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

More details about a new international cycle race - the Tour de Yorkshire - have been announced today.

Leeds and Wakefield will both feature in the race, as will Bridlington, Scarborough, Selby and York.

You can hear more by listening to the

live bulletin at 17:00.

Concerns over City Hall security

Telegraph & Argus

Major concerns have been flagged up about

security at City Hall, which is on high alert for terror attacks.

City Hall
Telegraph and Argus

A decision to move the district's register office into the landmark building has compromised security levels, a scrutiny meeting heard.

More on Bellusci charge

BBC Sport

Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after allegedly using racist language towards Norwich striker Cameron Jerome.

The pair clashed in the 1-1 draw between the clubs in October.

Bellusci, who has made 15 appearances since joining the Elland Road side from Serie B side Catania in the summer, has until 2 January to respond.

Bellusci charged by FA

BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United defender Guiseppe Bellusci has been charged by the FA for alleged abusive comments to Norwich's Cameron Jerome.

Cameron Jerome and Giuseppe Bellusci
PA

Strong winds at Leeds Bradford

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

I'm at Leeds Bradford Airport where strong winds are leading to flight delays.

Leeds Bradford Airport
BBC

A British Airways plane has just had to halt its landing attempt and it appears to have been diverted to Manchester.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The start and finish lines have been announced today for the first ever Tour De Yorkshire cycle race.

Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and York will all host a start or finish of the race and precise details of the route will be revealed on January 21st - 100 days before it begins.

You can hear more

in the live bulletin at 16:00.

Whistle-blowing site 'not helpful'

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

An ambulance service has hit back at a union that has set up a whistle-blowing website to record complaints from members of the public and staff.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service
BBC

Unite the union said it launched the website "amid growing concerns around possible life-threatening issues at Yorkshire Ambulance Service".

Thieves steal car

Wakefield Express

A gang of thieves stole a Mercedes Benz from outside a home during a series of burglaries in Sandal.

The car was taken from Woolgreaves Drive at around 3am this morning.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

More details about a new international cycle race - the Tour de Yorkshire - have been announced today.

Leeds and Wakefield will both feature in the race, as will Bridlington, Scarborough, Selby and York.

You can hear more on this and other news

by listening to the 15:00 bulletin.

Dog attack victim's arm amputated

Telegraph & Argus

A delivery man who had a bone ripped from his arm in a brutal dog attack has taken the "gut-wrenching" decision to have it amputated.

Chris Hirst
Telegraph and Argus

12 Yorkshire Days of Christmas

BBC Radio Leeds has shared the 12 Yorkshire Days of Christmas on its

Facebook page.

Leeds Male Voice Choir
BBC

The lyrics - including "three Bronte sisters, two flat caps and a fat rascal with a cuppa tea" - were written by listeners to the Richard Stead Show. The song is performed by Leeds Male Voice Choir.

Raid on cricket club

Pontefract & Castleford Express

Thieves broke into

Knottingley Town Cricket Club and stole more than £2,000 worth of equipment.

Two generators and a scarifier were taken in the break-in at the club on Banks Garth earlier this month.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Hundreds of air passengers faced long delays at Leeds Bradford airport this morning on one of its busiest days in the year.

Strong winds meant many flights were cancelled and some travellers had to be bussed to other airports.

You can hear more on this and

other news on the 14:00 bulletin.

Frozen chicken drugs man in court

A man from Leeds has appeared in court charged in connection with

a plot to smuggle 90kg (198lb) of MDMA into the UK hidden inside pallets of frozen chicken, BBC News Online reports.

Christopher Still, of Glen Grove, Morley, was arrested on 5 December after officers found the drugs at Killingholme, in North Lincolnshire

Yorkshire 'passionate about cycling'

Oliver Wright

BBC Local Live

The director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, has said he is delighted to be bringing a major cycling event back to Yorkshire in 2015.

He said: "It is clear the people of Yorkshire are passionate about cycling and we can't wait to bring them this new race."

Lucinda Yeadon, from Leeds City Council, said: "We are pleased to be involved in hosting the Tour de Yorkshire, which promises to be an exciting new international event for the city and county as a legacy of the wonderful success of the Tour de France Grand Départ."

Coming up on Look North

Phil Bodmer

Presenter, BBC Look North

The start and finish lines have been announced today for the first ever Tour De Yorkshire international cycle race.

It follows the huge success of the Tour De France which drew crowds of more than 3m and brought in over £100m to the regional economy.

You can

watch more on BBC One at 13:30.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

The start and finish lines have been announced today for the first ever Tour De Yorkshire international cycle race.

It follows the huge success of the Tour De France which drew crowds of more than three million and brought in over a hundred million pounds to the regional economy.

For more on this and other news listen live to the

13:00 bulletin.

Romans exhibition

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

There's still time to see an exhibition

celebrating the lives and times of the Romans at Leeds City Museum.

The Roman Empire: Power and People exhibition
Leeds City Council

The city council said the exhibition Roman Empire: Power and People, closing on 4 January, offers some of the greatest treasures from the British Museum's vast collections.

Fallen trees disrupt train service

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

Due to two trees falling on the overhead wires in the Guiseley area, buses will replace trains between Guiseley and Ilkley until further notice.

Journey times will increase. Bradford Forster Square and Guiseley, and Leeds and Guiseley

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

More news has been emerging about the first ever Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next spring - looking to build on the huge success of Le Grand Depart in the region during the summer.

For more on this and other news

listen live to the 12:00 bulletin.

Tour route announced

Oliver Wright

BBC Local Live

The start and finish locations of the inaugural

Tour de Yorkshire have been announced.

Tour de France
PA

Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and York, will all feature - but their exact place in the 2015 race remains under wraps.

Queues on the M62

There is queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between junction 30 at Rothwell and junction 31 for Castleford due to a broken down vehicle.

Fears over taxi loophole

Yorkshire Evening Post

Fears have been raised that

a legal loophole could allow overseas taxi and private hire drivers with serious criminal records to operate in Leeds.

Gray: Leeds need to beat Wigan

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray says the whites must follow up their battling 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest with a win at home to Wigan.

Mirco Antenucci and Danny Fox
PA

United earned a valuable point on Saturday during a season that has seen Neil Redfearn's men record just one victory away from Elland Road.

But Leeds remain 18th in the Championship table, and Eddie

told the Yorkshire Evening Post that a win against Wigan on Boxing Day is vital.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

In the last hour, more details have been announced about the first ever Tour de Yorkshire - the major cycling event to be held in the region next Spring.

It's trying to visit some of the places missed out when the Tour de France came here during the summer.

For more on this and other news

listen live to the 11:00 bulletin.

Leeds vicar tweets for Christmas

More on the news that a Leeds vicar has been chosen as the Church of England's national Christmas tweeter.

Joanna Seabourne, associate rector at St George's Church in the centre of Leeds, will be tweeting about daily life at the church throughout the week.

The Reverend Arun Arora, director of communications for the Archbishops' Council, says: "Social media is an ideal platform to provide a flavour of the myriad of daily activity and service the Church undertakes each day."

Tour de Yorkshire announcement

Oliver Wright

BBC Local Live

The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire have been announced.

Map of Tour de Yorkshire
TDY

Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and York will all feature in the 2015 race.

The race will take place between 1 and 3 May. Details of the route are due to be announced on 21 January.

Extra festive patrols on railways

Extra police are patrolling West Yorkshire's railway stations and trains during the run-up to Christmas

in a bid to "provide support and reassurance" to passengers and staff.

Leeds station
david dixon/geograph

British Transport Police (BTP) is running a special operation across the county's rail network, including visible patrols in the evening and on late night trains.

Supt Eddie Wylie, from BTP, says: "Traditionally we see an increase of people using trains and stations at this time of year. It's a great time for people to enjoy themselves, but we won't tolerate drunken or aggressive behaviour."

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A new computer system is being rolled out across Leeds that enables health and social care workers to access key information from your medical records at the touch of a button.

For more on this and other news

listen live to the 10:00 bulletin.

Leeds vicar chosen as Christmas tweeter

A Leeds vicar has been chosen as the Church of England's national Christmas tweeter, as part of a year-long project to tell the church's story through the eyes of its people.

Joanna Seabourne texting
church of england

Joanna Seabourne, associate rector at St George's Church, Great George Street, starts tweeting today and will continue throughout the week giving "a daily insight into modern faith in action".

Joanna says: "I love Twitter. It connects you with a wide community and can open windows to articles, events and conversations that might otherwise pass you by."

'Mocktail' party held in Wakefield

People in Wakefield are being urged to get healthy and give up alcohol for a month after Christmas, and

the council is holding a special event today in a bid to encourage people to join in.

A so-called "Mocktail Party" is taking place between 12:00 and 15:00 at the market unit facing Trinity Walk in Wakefield city centre, where people will be able to try alcohol-free cocktails.

The free event will give people a chance to taste "mocktails" as well as getting tips and advice about drinking responsibly.

Tour de Yorkshire

Liz Green

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

At 10:00 this morning we are due to find out more details on the route of the first ever

Tour de Yorkshire next year.

Holme Moss
BBC

The professional cycling race will be held in May, building on the success of the Tour de France which passed through the county last July.