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  1. Updates on Tuesday 30 December
  2. More updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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That's all from BBC Local Live for today. We'll be back with more updates from 08:00 on Wednesday.

Dry and frosty night

Clare Nasir

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will stay dry with clear intervals and patchy cloud. Some areas of frost will develop early under any clear spells and the low temperature will be about 1C (34F).

Weather outlook

New Year's Eve will become a little milder but with mostly cloudy skies, brisk winds and eventually some patchy rain edging in from the west late in the day.

The top temperature will be about 7C (45F).

Ambulance service's 'stay safe' warning

Yorkshire Ambulance Service bosses

are appealing for people to use the emergency service wisely on New Year's Eve.

Doctor Julian Mark, executive medical director, warns 999 calls for trivial incidents and minor conditions can potentially put those with life-threatening illnesses and injuries at risk by diverting ambulances elsewhere.

He says: "We don't want to spoil anyone's night, but we are asking those who are out and about on New Year's Eve to think before each drink and stay safe to ensure they don't put their own health or that of others at risk."

Wind turbine plans rejected

Keighley News

Plans for a 57-metre-high wind turbine in Denholme, which were criticised by two MPs,

have been refused by Bradford Council.

Coming up on BBC One

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me for BBC Look North at 17:50 as I find out why a West Yorkshire MP is calling for assisted dying to be legalised.

David Ward, who represents Bradford East, says the battle fought by Debbie Purdy, who died last week, needs to continue.

Also, we'll be getting the latest from Kellingley Colliery which is expected to close this time next year, leaving hundreds of men without work.

Congestion on A629

BBC Travel says the A629 Wakefield Road in Huddersfield is busy but moving between Shorehead Roundabout and New Wharf traffic lights.

House price growth pace slow

BBC Business

The Yorkshire and Humber region has seen the second smallest house price growth in 2014,

according to one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders.

The region comes just ahead of Wales, with an annual house price change of 1.5%.

The average house price in Yorkshire and the Humber is currently £141,631, Nationwide has found.

Gritting routes

Kirklees Council's gritting team

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'Unprecedented' pressure on ambulance service

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Ambulance bosses in Yorkshire say there were "unprecedented" call levels over the weekend after Christmas.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service had warned it could have been overwhelmed on Saturday and Sunday when wintry weather hit the region.

The service says the most serious calls at the weekend were up almost 30% on last year and that extra staff and volunteers were drafted in to cope with the demand.

'Cycle hubs' being developed

Yorkshire Evening Post

A trio of Leeds "cycle hubs" are being developed as the city rolls towards a firm

strategy for a cycling future.

CCTV appeal over missing man

CCTV images of a Bridlington man who has been missing from his home since early December and was last seen in West Yorkshire

have been released by police in a bid to help find him.

Damion Vernon CCTV image
Humberside police

Damion Vernon, 32, of Headlands Close, Bridlington, was reported missing on the afternoon of Tuesday 9 December. He was last seen in Wakefield the previous day.

Senior Investigating Officer Matthew Baldwin, from Humberside Police, says: "We're growing increasingly concerned about Damion. He's not been in contact with his family over Christmas and his disappearance is very out of character."

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Pictures of the year

The BBC News team have picked out a selection of their favourite pictures taken during the past year around the United Kingdom.

Some are dramatic moments, others have a touch of humour, but all

sum up the past 12 months like this one of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in Yorkshire to witness the start of the Tour de France cycle race.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry watch riders at the finish line of Stage One of the Tour de France in Harrogate
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Wilkinson: Silver was 'lovely, honest' man

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

Speaking about Leeds United's former chairman Leslie Silver, who has died at the age of 89, former club manager Howard Wilkinson says he was "a lovely, quiet, honest, sincere considerate person".

However, Mr Silver also "hid an iron spine", according to Wilkinson.

Mr Silver played a key role in one of the club's most successful periods. He took over the club in 1983 and was in charge for more than a decade.

Dry and sunny afternoon

Paul Mooney

BBC Weather presenter

It'll be another dry afternoon across West Yorkshire with some sunny spells.

It will, though, be rather more cloudy than on recent days.

Temperatures will be a degree or so higher than of late, but with more of a breeze it will still feel cold, with a maximum of about 4C (39F).

Sunrise and snow at Netherthong

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Sandie Nicholson in Holmfirth for sending in this fantastic picture of the beautiful glow on dappled snow at sunrise this morning above Netherthong.

Sunrise and snow at Netherthong
Sandie nicholson

We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire so

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The real big names of 2014?

Does the name Dean Farley sound familiar? He was the man who caused a security alert when he

bumped into the prime minister in Leeds.

Dean Farley
Ross Parry

He claimed he didn't recognise the PM and now he's been picked by the BBC News team as one of the "characters" we have loved in 2014.

Take a look at full the list here.

Preview: Derby v Leeds

BBC Sport

Leeds expect to have Adryan back in the team

for tonight's away clash with Derby, while Rudy Austin and strikers Souleymane Doukara and Steve Morison are also back in contention.

Defender Giuseppe Bellusci may keep his place in defence ahead of Jason Pearce.

Leeds have lost three of their last four games, drawing the other. Their last win was the 2-0 success against Derby at home in November.

Get the latest team news and pre-match facts here.

Traffic lights out on A58

BBC Travel reports the traffic lights have failed on the A58 Roundhay Road in Leeds at the Roseville Road junction.

Drivers in the area are being warned to approach the lights with care.

Kellingley Colliery: The miners at the coalface

"It's not like any other job in the world. You work 800 metres underground and travel for 90 minutes scrunched up on a little train, sweating, and then get off and do your job."

Kellingley Colliery

John Tempest started as a miner in 1964, straight after school and finally left Kellingley Colliery near Knottingley in 2007.

Kellingley, one of the country's last deep coal mines, is due to close in 2015.

How do the miners, many of whom have worked their whole lives underground, feel as the pit enters its final few months?

Debbie Purdy: A true fighter to the end

Yorkshire Post

For three long years, Debbie Purdy battled her way through the courts and campaigned tirelessly in the media to win what she felt passionately to be one of her most basic human rights -

the right to a dignified death.

Chef targets national showcase

Telegraph & Argus

A Bradford chef will be cooking up a storm when he takes part in a national showcase for the chefs of tomorrow.

Jonathan Hawthorne
Telegraph and argus

Rail delays warning

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

There's disruption to rail services between Yorkshire and Edinburgh. Problems with electric wires mean

northbound services aren't going any further than Newcastle or Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The problem with the overhead wires is at Dunbar - between Berwick and Edinburgh - and it's affecting both East Coast and Cross Country services heading north. We're told there are limited replacement bus services running on that last part of the route.

And some East Coast trains are going via Carlisle - which adds up to an hour and a half on to the journey time.

Parkinson targets key players

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson has told BBC Radio Leeds he'll talk to the club's board about keeping key players beyond January.

Phil Parkinson
Getty Images

The likes of Filipe Morais and Ben Williams have short term deals ending soon, while Andy Halliday's loan from Middlesbrough runs out next month.

Parkinson says he's keen to keep them at the club: "We've got players whose contracts are going to expire and we'd like to keep these players. Hopefully that can be resolved sooner rather than later."

Two arrested over city shooting

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a man in Leeds on Christmas Eve.

The men, aged 24 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after they attended a police station in Leeds yesterday and are currently in custody, police say.

The arrests are in connection with

the shooting of a 25-year-old man in Thornville Road, Burley, near to the junction with Alexandra Road, shortly before 15:00 on 24 December.

The victim was taken to hospital for surgery for serious abdominal injuries and remains in a stable condition.

Edmonson takes on War and Peace

Bradford-born actor Ade Edmondson will star alongside Lily James, best known as Downton Abbey's Lady Rose,

in a BBC adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.

Adrian Edmonson

Edmondson, 57, will play Count Rostov, who accumulates debts through extravagant living, squandering his four children's inheritance.

The 19th Century epic literary classic has been adapted by screenwriter Andrew Davies, who also turned novels Vanity Fair and Pride And Prejudice into hit dramas for TV.

United's tribute to Leslie Silver

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Leeds United Football Club

has paid tribute to Leslie Silver, the club's former chairman, who has died at the age of 89.

Leslie Silver

Mr Silver, who was awarded an OBE after over 30 years in the paint industry, joined the United board in 1981 and played a key role in one of the club's most successful periods. He took over the club in 1983 and was in charge for more than a decade.

In a statement, the club said it was "extremely saddened" to learn of Mr Silver's death.

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A sign of the times?

West Yorkshire Police's Road Policing Unit

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Road sign
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Dramatic skies over Ryburn Valley

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Richard Fowler for sending in this dramatic picture of the Ryburn Valley taken from Brockwell Gate, near Sowerby Bridge, yesterday afternoon.

Ryburn Valley
Richard fowler

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Footballer Carlisle on driving charge

Former Leeds footballer Clarke Carlisle

was charged with a drink-driving offence days before he was seriously injured when he was hit by a lorry, it has emerged.

Clarke Carlisle
Getty Images

The 35-year-old was struck by a lorry on the A64 near York on 22 December and remains in hospital in Leeds.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed he was charged with failing to provide a sample on 20 December.

Right-to-die campaigner Purdy dies

Right-to-die campaigner

Debbie Purdy has died.

Debbie Purdy and Omar Puente
Oli Scarff / getty

The 51-year-old, from Bradford, had won a landmark ruling to clarify the law on assisted suicide.

She had lived with primary progressive multiple sclerosis for almost 20 years.

Read the full story here.