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  1. Updates for Tuesday 6 January 2015

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Good night

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

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

I'll be back again on Wednesday from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Bright start, rain later

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There will be isolated showers in Pennine areas at first tonight but otherwise it should be

dry with clear periods and a widespread ground frost.

A bright start tomorrow but clouding over later with outbreaks of rain spreading from the west.

Maximum temperatures of 7C (45F).

Bradford swimming pools shake-up

Telegraph & Argus

The public has given its backing to a

£41m scheme to build four new swimming pools in Bradford, according to a new report.

More than two-thirds of people who responded to a consultation on the proposals agreed with replacing the current provision in the district.

Bradford swimming pool plans
Telegraph & Argus

A report detailing the proposals to build four new sports facilities across Bradford - replacing existing ones in Odsal (Richard Dunn Sports Centre), Bowling, Queensbury and Bingley - will go before Bradford Council's executive next Tuesday.

Missing Jasmine, 14, found

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Schoolgirl Jasmine Tyndall, who had been missing since yesterday morning, has been found safe and well, West Yorkshire Police says.

The fourteen-year-old, from the Oakes area of Huddersfield, failed to show up at school yesterday.

Double arrest over assault

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Police in Wakefield have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of assault after a man was injured on Westgate.

The 22-year-old was taken to Pinderfields Hospital following the incident at 05:00 today. An 18-year-old man has also been arrested.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Police have arrested a man over the murder of a pensioner in Bradford two-and-a-half years ago.

Officers think that Clement Desmier, who was known as Butch, was tortured and stabbed repeatedly, but have never established a motive.

Listen to the bulletin at 17:00.

Beacon on the hill

Thanks to Sandie Nicholson for this great picture of the Jubilee beacon at Castle Hill earlier on today.

Castle Hill, West Yorkshire
Sandie Nicholson

We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not

email or
tweet them to us?

Accident blocking two lanes on M606

Two lanes are currently blocked on the M606 because of a two-vehicle accident,

BBC Travel reports.

The queues are forming northbound between J2 at Merrydale and J3 at Staygate Roundabout.

On-duty cabbie has taxi stolen

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

A cabbie has had his taxi stolen while picking up a fare in Heckmodwike.

The driver got out of the vehicle in Dale Lane, leaving the engine running. He was pushed from behind and fell over and the taxi was driven off in the direction of White Lee Road.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the theft, which happened on Saturday night.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Every accident and emergency department in West Yorkshire has failed to hit waiting time targets.

A&E departments should be seeing 95% of patients within four hours but none are locally.

Listen to the bulletin at 16:00.

Clement Desmier's last movements

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

West Yorkshire Police had been trying to track down people who had seen Clement Desmier in the

days and hours leading up to his death.

A man was seen with the 68-year-old entering his house on the afternoon of 22 August 2012 - the day before he died.

Clement Desmier
West Yorkshire Police

Mr Desmier had left his home at about 11:00 that day to visit a farm shop with a friend, officers believe.

He then made his way into Shipley town centre at about noon where he visited a bank and shops, during which time CCTV images of him were captured.

Afterwards he took a bus towards Greengates and returned home, police said.

Couple stole from dementia sufferer

Charles Heslett

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

A couple from West Yorkshire have been jailed for two and half years for exploiting a dementia sufferer and his sick father.

Danielle Lees-Wolfenden, 38, and her 42-year-old partner Neil Barraclough stole £30,000 from the men.

Gnomes, clocks and £10,000 saris

Telegraph & Argus

A Bradford City season ticket, watering cans, a grandfather clock and Indian saris worth £10,000 were among

items guests left behind at a Bradford hotel last year.

Bradford Travelodge
Telegraph & Argus

The unusual collection was left by customers at Bradford Central Travelodge during 2014.

Other items forgotten about in the Valley Road hotel included a family of garden gnomes, a pair of brand new children's bikes and a family tree.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Waiting times in A&E departments are at their worst for a decade.

In West Yorkshire every hospital failed to meet the standard of seeing 95% of patients within four hours.

Listen live to the bulletin at 15:00.

Arrest in grandfather murder inquiry

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

BBC News Online has written about the 19-year-old man

arrested on suspicion of murder after a Bradford grandfather was stabbed to death more than two years ago.

Clement Desmier
West Yorkshire Police

Clement "Butch" Desmier, 68, was found dead at his house in Rowlestone Rise, Ravenscliffe, on 23 August, 2012.

Weather warning issued

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

A yellow warning of very strong winds

has been issued for Saturday in West Yorkshire.

The Met Office says a vigorous depression is expected to bring gusts of 60 to 70mph between midnight on Friday and 18:00 on Saturday.

Sunny afternoon but cold later

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A few showers this afternoon then all parts will be dry and

increasingly sunny with a maximum temperature of 9C (48F).

Dry overnight with clear periods and temperatures down to 0C (32F), with a touch of frost.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Police investigating the brutal killing of a Bradford pensioner two-and-a-half years ago have made an arrest.

A man is in custody over the death of Clement Desmier.

Listen to the bulletin live at 14:00.

One punch attacker spared jail

Yorkshire Evening Post

A man who left a social worker disabled after attacking him outside a pub has been

spared jail thanks to the victim's plea for leniency.

Carl Edwards was given a suspended sentence despite causing permanent brain injuries to the 39-year-old victim in an attack outside Bar Trio in Headingley, Leeds.

A court heard the victim has since met with Edwards and forgiven him for the injuries he caused.

More on local A&E targets

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Airedale General Hospital was among the worst hospitals in West Yorkshire for A&E waiting times targets, according to

latest statistics.

Hospitals are supposed to hit a target of 95% of patients seen in four hours but Airedale only managed 85.3%. Check your local hospital's figures

here.

Nicola Adams back in the ring

Leeds boxer Nicola Adams

tweets: It feels good to be back
@gbboxing training

A boxing ring
Nicola Adams

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Police investigating the brutal killing of former musician

Clement Desmier in Bradford two-and-a-half years ago have made an arrest.

Mr Desmier, known locally as Butch, was found dead at his house in Ravenscliffe in August 2012.

Listen live to the bulletin at 13:00.

Bradford City eyeing Chelsea tie

BBC Sport

Bradford City will play Chelsea in the

next round of the FA Cup - if they beat Millwall in a replay.

Scott McDonald
Getty Images

The Bantams shared a six-goal thriller with Millwall at the weekend. The draw for the FA Cup fourth round was held last night.

Jewellery shop robbers dump getaway car

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Police have found a getaway car used in a jewellery store robbery in Halifax. The silver BMW was abandoned on Arches Street in the town.

West Yorkshire Police is appealing for anyone who saw it to get in touch.

Three men with baseball bats and sledge-hammers stole watches from a jewellers on Corn Market yesterday.

Crown Point Road bridge closed

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

There's been an accident on Crown Point Road in Leeds,

BBC Travel reports.

The bridge is shut northbound between the Bowman Lane junction and The Calls junction.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Police investigating the brutal killing of a Bradford pensioner two-and-a-half years ago have made an arrest.

A man is in custody over the death of Clement Desmier.

Listen live to the bulletin at 12:00.

More on Clement Desmier murder arrest

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

The arrest of a teenager in connection with the alleged murder of Clement Desmier comes nearly two-and-half years on from his death.

In a video appeal in August 2013, police said they believed the former musician, known as Butch, had been tortured.

Police at scene of murder
BBC

The 68-year-old suffered 70 injuries and stab wounds on 23 August 2012.

BreakingMurder arrest two years after death

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

A teenager has been

arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a death in Bradford more than two years ago.

Clement Desmier
West Yorkshire Police

Clement Desmier, 68, known locally as Butch, was found dead at his house with serious injuries in Rowlestone Rise, Ravenscliffe, on 23 August 2012. A 19-year-old man is being held by police.

Search for missing 14-year-old

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Police are

searching for a 14-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since she disappeared on her way to school yesterday.

Jasmin Tyndall
West Yorkshire Police

Jasmin Tyndall, from the Oakes area of Huddersfield, was last seen at her home at 07:30 yesterday. She was due to attend school, but failed to turn up.

Man hurt in city centre fight

Wakefield Express

A man suffered head injuries when he was

attacked in Wakefield city centre.

Emergency services were called to Westgate at about 05:00 this morning.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Every casualty department in West Yorkshire has failed to hit

waiting time targets.

They should be seeing 95% of patients within four hours - but Airedale in Keighley is closest at 94.5%, while the rest are all around 93%.

Listen to the bulletin at 11:00.

Police appeal after dog theft

West Yorkshire Police

tweets: Much loved family pet Bramble was taken in #Greetland on Sat. She needs medical attention. Can you help find her?

Bramble the dog
West Yorkshire Police

Paying for pothole repairs

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

A bit more now on the news that Leeds City Council has a

£100m road repairs backlog.

The council says it doesn't get enough government funding to deal with the problem.

Potholes
BBC

A spokesman said: "It is not enough to see a dramatic turnaround in road conditions and will still mean we have to prioritise our work in the areas most in need."

A Department for Transport spokesman said the current government had increased road maintenance funding.

Hospitals miss A&E target

BBC Radio Leeds

No hospitals in West Yorkshire reached the target of 95% of patients being seen in four hours,

according to latest A&E statistics.

Your views on the news

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 about the service.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

The money needed to clear a backlog of potholes in Leeds is now pushing £100m.

A Freedom of Information request puts the city top of the league table.

Listen live to the bulletin at 10:00.

Police probe at Keighley council

Yorkshire Post

Police have confirmed that an

investigation into potential offences at a Yorkshire council is now fully under way.

Keighley Civic Centre
Google

West Yorkshire Police's Economic Crime Unit was asked look into Keighley Town Council

in November after an audit report said the council had failed to safeguard public money and may have acted unlawfully.

Police stepped in at the request of Keighley Conservative MP Kris Hopkins.

Double nomination for Lemon

Alasdair Gill

BBC Local Live

Leeds comedian Leigh Francis has picked up two nominations at the National Television Awards (NTAs).

Keith Lemon
ITV

Francis, better known as Keith Lemon, is recognised for Celebrity Juice and Through the Keyhole.

The awards will take place on 21 January at the O2 in London.

Morais signs new Bradford deal

BBC Sport

Bradford City midfielder Filipe Morais has

signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the League One club.

Filipe Morais
Empics

Morais, 29, joined the Bantams on a short-term deal in August after leaving Stevenage at the end of 2013-14.

Man denies Grand Theatre theft

Pritti Mistry

BBC News

A man has

denied defrauding Leeds Grand Theatre out of more than £178,000.

Leeds Grand Theatre
Bill Henderson

Peter Alp, 52, of Herne Bay, Kent, along with Dean Oates, 45, from York, are accused of submitting 54 false invoices between 2011 and 2013.