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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 12 January 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume from 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Grace Parnell

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Updates have now finished for the day, but you will be able to get the latest news, sport, travel and weather from tomorrow at 08:00.

Tonight's weather

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight, the weather remains rainy but it'll be clearing southwards,

then clear spells and scattered showers, locally wintry.

Paul Hudson
BBC

The minimum temperature will be 1C (34F) with a ground frost, some icy patches and a moderate locally fresh southwest wind.

Coming up on Look North

BBC Look North

The government's plans to create a northern economic powerhouse took a step forward today with the first meeting of a so-called Transport for the North.

It is drawing up of plans for a new high speed Trans-Pennine railway and reducing motorway congestion. It could also oversee the introduction of a London style Oyster card.

David Cameron and George Osborne
Getty Images

Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne delivered a

speech to business leaders on their long term economic plan.

Watch this and more at 18:30.

Leeds dad tried to stab wife to death in front of toddler

Yorkshire Evening Post

A "manipulative and controlling" husband

stabbed his wife in the neck and chest in front of their three-year-old child after he refused to accept that she planned to leave him, a court heard.

After the knife attack, Mahmood Sadiq, 44, from Leeds, used the toddler's bib to stop her bleeding to death.

Mahmood Sadiq
yorkshire evening post

Northern rail plans

Daragh Corcoran

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

City representatives from across the North of England met in Leeds today to set out their demands for the future of transport.

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said Yorkshire must unite with the rest of the North to produce a single plan for transport investment over the next 15 years.

"Transport for the North" are setting up a shortlist of proposals including the possibility of a rail tunnel under the Pennines.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A three-year jail term's been handed out to a Leeds man who sexually abused a six-year-old girl.

Stephen Barraclough, 54, was given an additional six months in jail after police found thousands of indecent images on two laptops.

Listen to the 17:00 bulletin.

Wootton returns to Leeds

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

Defender Scott Wootton has

returned to Elland Road following the end of his loan spell at Rotherham United.

Scott Wootton
Getty Images

Wootton (pictured) moved to Elland Road from Manchester United in summer 2013 and is under contract until 2016.

It comes as

Derby County are set to sign Leeds United captain Stephen Warnock.

Ladybird books at 100

Andrew Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Some nostalgic memories of Ladybird books at 100 on the show today.

PHILIP HUDSON
BBC

Here's book expert Philip Howard who's been speaking to me about them on

BBC Radio Leeds.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A man from Leeds who sexually abused a six-year-old girl has been sent to prison for three years.

Stephen Barraclough, 54, was given an additional six months in jail after police found thousands of indecent images on two laptops.

Listen to the 16:00 bulletin.

Throat slit man back in court

Huddersfield Examiner

A man who

slit his own throat after smuggling a blade into a court in Huddersfield has admitted assaulting his fiancée.

Gary Bell being taken to hospital in August
Huddersfield examiner

Extra security measures were in force today when Gary Bell, 21, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates' Court.

Blind and deaf woman robbed by 'charity worker'

Police in Wakefield have

released CCTV after a man claiming to be a charity worker burgled a partially-sighted and deaf 95-year-old woman.

Detective Constable Gary Wetherill of West Yorkshire Police said the incident happened around 10:00 on 18 December on Arncliffe Road in Eastmoor.

The suspect claimed to work for a charity and demanded over £300 for low value household items the victim had not ordered.

Car connected with burglary in Wakefield
West yorkshire police

Police also want to identify a purple-blue people carrier.

Ladybird Books

Andrew Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

We're talking about Ladybird Books at 100 this afternoon.

What to look for in Autumn and Winter - Ladybird book covers by Charles Tunnicliffe
Ladybird Books

What titles do you remember?

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News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A man from Leeds who sexually abused a six-year-old girl has been sent to prison for three years.

Stephen Barraclough, 54, was given an additional six months in jail after police found thousands of indecent images on two laptops.

Listen to the 15:00 bulletin.

Bridgewater Place signs off

Leeds City Council has

tweeted that the warning signs around Bridgewater Place junction have now been switched off because wind speeds have "fallen below action levels".

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Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

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News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

A Leeds man who sexually abused a six-year-old girl has today been jailed for three years.

Stephen Barraclough, 54, was given an additional six months in prison after police found thousands of indecent images on two laptops.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin.

New homes 'would push the limit'

Telegraph & Argus

Plans for 130 homes on green fields would

cause traffic jams and and push already full schools to the limit, say protestors in Bradford.

Protestors at Greengates in Bradford
Telegraph and argus

An outline application to build the houses at Greengates has been submitted to Bradford Council, but with developers already wanting to build more than 600 homes on nearby sites the suggestion has been met with despair.

The mood in Paris

BBC Radio Leeds

Rachel Davenport, originally from Luddenden in the Calder Valley, now lives in Paris and was amazingly close to the first shooting in the city last week.

PARIS PICS
YOUTUBE

She's been taking photos of the city for the past few days. Look at her

pictures and hear her experiences here.

Man stabbed wife in front of toddler

Yorkshire Evening Post

A "manipulative and controlling" husband

stabbed his wife in the neck and chest in front of their three-year-old child after he refused to accept that she planned to leave him, a court heard.

Mahmood Sadiq was jailed for 12-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to attempted murder over the near-fatal attack in November 2013 at the family home on Burley Lodge Terrace, Leeds.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Rachel Davenport, originally from Luddenden in the Calder Valley, now lives and works in Paris.

She said yesterday's show of unity, when an estimated 3,500,000 people were on the streets of France, was a defiant message.

Listen to the

13:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Leeds.

Bradford schools shortfall predicted

Telegraph & Argus

More than 500 children in Bradford could find themselves

without a place at a secondary school within five years as a growing population piles on the pressure.

Ralph Berry outside Dixons Allerton Academy
Telegraph and argus

Projected figures from Bradford Council suggest there will be a shortfall of 504 places across the district for pupils starting in year seven in 2019.

M62 eastbound queues

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

BBC Travel reports queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between J24/A629 at Ainley Top, and J25/A644 at Brighouse.

It's because of an accident involving four vehicles earlier today. All lanes have now been re-opened.

School spelling blunder

Huddersfield Examiner

The smart new signs were meant as a warning to drivers using a road outside Moldgreen Community Primary School in Huddersfield.

Sign outside Moldgreen Primary School, Huddersfield
Huddersfield examiner

But, someone should have pointed out to workmen just

how to spell the word "School" after it appeared in vivid yellow paint, along with zig-zag lines, as SOHOOL.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Over 1,000 British farmers won't be paid for their milk today because of a financial crisis at one of Britain's dairy companies. First Milk is deferring a payment of £10m to boost its cash flow.

Ben Kidson from Royd Moor Farm in Badsworth near Pontefract, who was forced to quit the dairy business 14 years ago, said dairy farmers will find it "devastating" not to have the payment.

Listen to the 12:00 bulletin.

Warnock to sign for Derby

BBC Sport

Leeds United left-back

Stephen Warnock is set to sign for Derby County.

Stephen Warnock
Getty Images

The 33-year-old left-back, who won two England caps, started his career with Liverpool and has also played for Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa.

Warnock joined Leeds in 2013 and has made 22 appearances this season, 21 of them starts in the Championship.

Windy Leeds update

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

Leeds City Council has issued an

update on the wind situation at Yorkshire's tallest building.

Bridgewater Place seen from Dewsbury Road in Leeds
Andrew whale

"During the high winds, weather warning measures are currently in pace for high sided vehicles on Bridgewater Place", the council said on Twitter.

"The restrictions will be stepped up to full road closure if the wind speed increases, so please look out for further updates."

The council decided to close the roads in times of high winds after pedestrian Edward Slaney

died after being crushed by a lorry which was blown over in 2011.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

The family of a new-born baby, who died in Bradford over 50 years ago, have joined a campaign asking the government to set-up a national investigation into why their baby son's remains were buried in an unmarked grave without their knowledge.

Raymond Hudson died of the effects of thalidomide when he was just 12 hours old in 1962.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin.

Hotel robbery

Huddersfield Examiner

A terrified hotel porter was

tied up and robbed by a masked man at knifepoint in the middle of the night. Detectives are now hunting a man with a Liverpool accent who robbed Bagden Hall Hotel at the village of Scissett near Huddersfield in the early hours of this morning.

Bagden Hall, Scissett
Huddersfield examiner

The robber got away with cash from the popular wedding venue after threatening the hotel's night porter at 00:40.

Yorkshire woman "right proud" of Paris

Liz Green

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Rachel Davenport is originally from Luddenden in the Calder Valley, but now lives and works in Paris. She's taken

pictures of the city which we've put on our Facebook page.

Rachel Davenport Paris photos
Rachel davenport

She was close to the first shooting in Paris this week, and spoke to

me on BBC Radio Leeds about it this morning.

Yesterday, around 3,500,000 people

were on the streets of France in a show of unity.

Rachel says Parisians were "right proud", and there is a "sense of solidarity" in the city.

Miners' Strike exhibition

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

A new exhibition to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the miners' strike is

set to open later at The National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield.

Under The Skin by Yvette Vanson
Yvette Vanson

The strike ran from 5 March 1984 to 3 March 1985, and saw tens of thousands of miners walk out in protest at plans to close scores of pits.

A spokesperson from the museum said the exhibition of work, which is by artist Yvette Vanson, is intended to "celebrate miners globally".

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Troops will be deployed to protect Jewish schools and other sensitive sites across France following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. There are also plans to isolate Islamist prisoners from others being held in French jails, to prevent radicalisation.

Rachel Davenport is originally from Luddenden in the Calder Valley and now lives and works in Paris. She says yesterday's show of unity - when an estimated three-and-half million people were on the streets of France - was a defiant message.

Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin.

Nursery falls from outstanding to inadequate in latest Ofsted inspection

Telegraph & Argus

A Bradford nursery has has been

accused of leaving children at risk in a new Ofsted report which has seen it plunge down the ratings to be labelled "inadequate" by inspectors.

M1 lanes reopened

BBC Travel

All lanes have now re-opened on the M1 northbound at J42 at Lofthouse, because of an accident earlier, but there's very slow traffic all the way to J38/A637 at Darton.

More from

BBC Travel.

Charlie Hebdo Paris terror vigils in Yorkshire

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

Hundreds of people have joined vigils in West and South Yorkshire to show support for those killed in three days of terror in Paris.

People at a vigil in Leeds' Millennium Square
BBC

These people gathered in Leeds Millennium Square, but there were also vigils held in Bradford, Morley and across Yorkshire.

News on the Hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Roads around Yorkshire's tallest building - Bridgewater Place in Leeds - have been closed to high-sided vehicles again this morning.

Leeds Council says the restrictions - because of gale force winds - are likely to stay in place until lunchtime.

Listen live here.

M1 J41 standstill

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

There's some heavy traffic this morning.

M1 north at a standstill at J41 Wakefield.

M1 north at a standstill J 41 Wakefield
BBC

Stephen Warnock rumours

BBC Sport

Defender Stephen Warnock, who is out of contract at Leeds United in the summer, is understood to be in talks with a Championship club about a move away from Elland Road.

Stephen Warnock
Getty Images

BBC Radio Leeds sport reporter Dave Fletcher says: "The 33-year-old has arguably been the club's most consistent player this season and was recently given the captaincy but has missed the last two games after suffering an ankle injury at Derby."

A very windy morning with the risk of gales

Kay Crewdson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There'll be

a cloudy and wet start with some heavy downpours of rain, especially over the Pennines, before turning drier and brighter from the north this afternoon.

Kay Crewdson
BBC

Southern parts of Yorkshire will hold on to the cloud, and there'll be patchy outbreaks of rain through the afternoon.

The gale-force southwesterly winds will gradually ease. Early highs around 10C will fall through the afternoon.

Met Office wind warning

BBC Weather

Latest

The Met Office have issued a yellow warning of wind in West Yorkshire this morning, updating the warning they issued on Saturday.

BBC Weather says the public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport as another rapidly deepening area of low pressure is expected to move east just to the north of Scotland during Monday.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely widely through the warning area, with gusts as high as 70 mph in western exposure, and possibly to the east of high ground.