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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 23 December
  2. More from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Alex Homer

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Today's Local Live updates have finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Wednesday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

Rain and strong winds

BBC Weather

There will be rain and strong blustery winds this evening, which will clear away southwards later leaving just the odd shower. As skies clear, winds will ease, allowing temperatures to dip with perhaps a slight frost in places.

Highs of 11C (52F). More information about the next few days is

here.

Coming up on TV

Spencer Stokes

BBC Look North

The government has revealed there will be £489m for pothole repairs in Yorkshire over the next six years, but how far will the money stretch?

We will have more on

BBC Look North on BBC One at 18:30.

'Two of our dinosaurs are missing'

Telegraph & Argus

Two landmark dinosaur sculptures which were the focal point of a Bradford diner have been

wrecked in a mystery attack.

Powell's thoughts with Carlisle

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell says his thoughts are with

his former team-mate Clarke Carlisle.

The pair played together at Watford and Carlisle took over from Powell as the Professional Footballers' Association Chairman.

Powell said the news "was a real shock" but he hoped the father-of-three would "be OK".

'Den' found in Yorkshire sewer

Yorkshire Evening Post

Ammunition, false teeth and a space hopper.

It might read like a selection of unwanted Christmas presents, but the list is among the

weird and wonderful items discovered by Yorkshire Water staff at sewage plants in the last year. One unhygienic individual even made a den in a large sewer, complete with tables and chairs.

Weather hits rhubarb

Yorkshire's "rhubarb triangle" is feeling the effects of the unusually mild weather.

Yorkshire rhubarb
BBC

E Oldroyd and Sons, a rhubarb grower in Rothwell, near Leeds, said yields were going down because the crop was

growing at the wrong time of year.

PFA: Clarke had surgery

BBC Sport

Former Leeds United defender Clarke Carlisle has

had surgery after suffering serious injuries in a collision with a lorry, says the Professional Footballers' Association.

Clarke Carlisle
BBC

His wife, Gemma, has also revealed that the former PFA chairman, 35, is "very poorly" but "alive and stable".

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Holmes's signing key to more

BBC Radio Leeds

Director of Rugby Chris Gibson believes more of Yorkshire Carnegie's current squad will agree new deals following the signing of Jonah Holmes.

Jonah Holmes
Getty Images

The winger, who was on loan from Wasps, has now signed a three-year permanent contract with Carnegie and Gibson hopes that news will inspire more to stay with the club.

Festive bus services

Wakefield Express

Transport bosses have announced

details of bus services for the Christmas and new year period.

'Who doesn't love dinosaurs'

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Harry Carvery's owner of five years, Di Fuller, said the two model Velociraptors, the smaller of which is named Arthur and the larger is named Gertrude, had been

outside the venue for the past three years before they were stolen.

She bought them six years ago and could not resist putting them outside after one of her staff was speaking to her about watching a dinosaur movie and said "who doesn't love dinosaurs".

Di said Gertrude's 9ft long tail had been found after the theft, which is believed to have happened on 20 December, and it had also been damaged as vandals appeared to have tried to remove the 17ft tall model off its plinth. She said police were told of the thefts by motorists driving by.

Warning over rhubarb yields

BBC Radio Leeds

There's a warning that rhubarb yields in West Yorkshire could be up to a third lower this year because of the mild winter.

Suppliers are buying in rhubarb from abroad to make up for the shortfall.

Unsolved Christmas Day murder

Huddersfield Examiner

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Christmas Day murder remains unsolved 50 years on.

The battered body was found on Christmas Day morning in a field off Branch Road.

Cellino appeal date set

Phil Shepka

BBC Sport

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino will remain as a club director until the new year.

His

appeal against his disqualification by the Football League will be heard on 15 January.

Massimo Cellino
Empics

The league said the 58-year-old breached its

after being found guilty of tax evasion in his native Italy.

Cellino had until 29 December to resign as a club director but that deadline has been deferred until two days after the appeal decision, if unsuccessful. Any ban will also be deferred.

A1 traffic warning

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

There is slow and heavy traffic on the A1 southbound in Darrington between the J40 and Wentbridge North.

In Bradford, the unsafe building we reported earlier means Nelson Street is still closed in both directions between the junction with Hall Ings and Croft Street,

warns BBC Travel.

Weather lacks 'festive feel'

BBC Weather

tweets: The weather today still lacks that festive feel for many. Here's your #weatherplanner... MattT

Outlook for Tuesday
BBC weather

Halifax team news

BBC Radio Leeds

FC Halifax Town take on Worcester City tonight in their re-arranged FA Trophy first round tie.

Manager Neil Aspin is checking on the fitness of Simon Ainge, Paul Marshall and Ross Dyer, who have all been ill.

Carlisle 'very poorly'

Clarke Carlisle's wife says the former footballer is "very poorly" but "alive and stable" after suffering serious injuries in a collision with a lorry near York on Monday.

Carlisle played for nine clubs during his professional career
Getty Images

Gemma Carlisle also tweeted her continued thanks to well-wishers.

Burglar caught during strike at bowling alley

Yorkshire Evening Post

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burglar targeted bowling alleys, the Royal Armouries and a firm of solicitors during a spree of offending to fund his drug habit, a court heard.

Dinosaur 'prematurely extinct'

West Yorkshire Police are

appealing for information "after a dinosaur was made prematurely extinct at a public house" in Wyke.

Sgt Garry Shelton said: ''We've had a bit of fun with the puns but this is a case of criminal damage and theft, which is not acceptable in any way, and it's important those responsible are identified and the items returned to their rightful owners.''

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Willett will play Masters

It has been confirmed that Yorkshire golfer

Danny Willett will play in next year's Masters at Augusta.

Danny Willett
Getty Images

Analysis: Pothole repair fund

Richard Westcott

BBC Transport Correspondent

This government came to power vowing to take a pick-axe to road maintenance budgets, then ended up chucking large emergency pots of cash at the problem every time flood water or ice opened up more potholes.

Now ministers are promising

more money and more certainty with a budget spread out over the next six years.

Meanwhile, campaigners claim that it's not nearly enough to fix the repair backlog built up over recent bad winters.

Have your say on open spaces

People in Kirklees are being reminded they've only got a short time left to have their say about the

future of open spaces in the district such as parks and allotments.

Kirklees Council has commissioned an assessment to understand how open spaces are used and the council says this will help to improve leisure and recreational opportunities in the future.

As part of this assessment, people in the district

have until 9 January to give their views online.

Homes that became TV sets

Stephen Stafford

BBC News Online

The Last of the Summer Wine made the Peak District Village Holmfirth a mainstay of Sunday evening telly for 35 years.

Last of the Summer Wine at Sid's Cafe
SUMMERWINE MAGIC/BBC

Resident Sue Gardener remembers the "very entertaining times" when locals would watch the death-defying stunts in bath tubs and other contraptions

Take a look at

some of the other pockets of England immortalised by well-loved television programmes.

Watch: Aborted plane landing

See here how a British Airways plane battling strong winds was forced to

abort a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport.

The footage shows how the internal flight from Heathrow attempted to land at about 14:30 yesterday while it was being buffeted by the winds but had to divert to Manchester, where it landed safely.

An aborted landing at Leeds
BBC

The Leeds Bradford Airport - the highest in England - had experienced wind speeds of about 60 mph (96 kph).

Latest on unsafe building

Grace Parnell

BBC News

I've had some more information from West Yorkshire Police about the unsafe building on Nelson Street, Bradford.

There's been some wind damage to metal panels on a new build construction site. The fire service has secured it and council workers are at the scene.

The road is closed and there are diversions in place.

Nobody-saur-us being stolen?

Has anybody seen a dinosaur?

Thieves have stolen Arthur (pictured) - a mere 5ft tall - and badly damaged Gertrude, the 17ft tall Velociraptor, which were outside Harry's Carvery on Whitehall Road in Wyke near Bradford.

Arthur
Harry's Carvery

West Yorkshire Police are

appealing for information.

Mission Christmas to help record number

Yorkshire Evening Post

More than 17,000 needy children across Leeds and West Yorkshire will wake up to a gift on Christmas Day thanks to this

year's record-breaking Mission Christmas appeal.

River dredged during search

Grace Parnell

BBC News

A team of specialist police divers have been dredging the River Aire in the

search for Kalist Musinga who has been missing since Thursday.

Kalist Musinga
West Yorkshire Police

The diving operation was yesterday, during daylight hours, but there has been no news yet.

Advice on emergency help

Health and care workers in Leeds are urging Christmas revellers to think before they ask for emergency help. The city council

tweeted the message to its followers.

Dr Ian Cameron, director of Public Health for Leeds City Council, said: "Our message is quite simple really. Don't just dial for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E department unless you really have to."

More advice can be found

here.

Tip reopens after digger damage

Grace Parnell

BBC News

Boundary fencing, gates, lighting, signage and walkways at Eastwood Household Waste Recycling Centre in Todmorden had to be replaced after employee Trevor Lewis went on his wrecking spree in July.

Damage caused by the digger
BBC

The Halifax Road site has now reopened. Read

the full story.

Recycling centre reopens

A recycling centre in Calderdale which was forced to close after an employee went on a rampage in a digger

is set to reopen today.

Scene of rampage
BBC

Trevor Lewis "completely flattened" the Eastwood Household Waste Recycling Centre in Todmorden in July.

Lewis, 59, from Hebden Bridge, was jailed for three years in September after pleading guilty to causing criminal damage.

Strong winds on M62

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

There are strong winds on the M62 between junction 24, A629 (Ainley Top) and junction 21, A640 (Milnrow).

BBC Travel says the matrix signs are set to 40mph.