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Summary

  1. Leeds United owner loses appeal against ban
  2. Bradford charged over player conduct
  3. Town has England's lowest wages, study shows
  4. Bradford cinema plans stalled
  5. Updates on Monday 19 January 2015

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

That's all for today from BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire - and thanks for sending in so many pictures of your dogs in response to

the BBC's new survey.

Difa the dog
Sue oddy

I can't go without posting one more photo - above is Difa and her picture was sent in by Sue Oddy in Leeds.

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

City study findings welcomed

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

The leader of Leeds City Council has welcomed

the findings of a new report which shows Leeds is seeing some of the highest private sector jobs growth in the country.

Leeds Town Hall
Stephen richards/geograph

Keith Wakefield says the Centre for Cities study findings are "a testament not only to the resilience of the Leeds economy in such testing times, but also the positive environment for growth which gives companies the confidence to invest here creating vital new jobs".

However, Mr Wakefield adds the report also highlights areas in which Leeds needs to improve such as inequality and the need to cut carbon emissions.

A dry but freezing night

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will see a few wintry showers at first, then all areas dry with clear spells and a low temperature of about -4C (25F) with ice and frost, together with a few freezing fog patches.

Weather forecast
BBC

Tuesday morning will see any freezing fog patches slowly clearing, otherwise it'll be dry and bright with some sunshine, although it'll tend to cloud over through the afternoon with a risk of some sleet and snow in the west after dark.

The top temperature will be about 3C (37F).

Coming up on BBC One

Amy Garcia

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Harry Gration at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we report from Huddersfield where the family of 12-year-old Isaac Nash, who died last August after being swept out to sea, is raising funds to build a skate park in his memory.

Our reporter Charlotte Leeming has been to meet Isaac's grandparents who have helped set up the trust.

Also, we'll have the latest from Elland Road as the Massimo Cellino saga takes another twist today. We'll be gauging reaction from the fans and asking what next for Leeds United?

Sculpture plan for weapons

A "massive haul" of knives and swords handed in during a weapons surrender in West Yorkshire last year

are to be used to create a sculpture in memory of the victims of knife crime.

Alfie Bradley
West yorkshire police

About 150 weapons were handed in during the 10-day weapons amnesty last November, according to West Yorkshire Police.

Now sculptor Alfie Bradley (pictured right) is to turn them into a sculpture to honour those who have lost their lives to knife and street crime.

Cellino: 'Uncharted territory' for Leeds

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

The Football League will want Massimo Cellino to step down in two days

after his failed appeal against his disqualification as Leeds United owner.

We're not quite sure what that will mean. Will he have to put his shares into his wife's name or will he have to sell the club? We'll have to wait and see.

It looks like the club will try to fight this and move forward but it leaves Leeds in a precarious position. They are in uncharted territory right now. He'll be able to come back - but we don't know in whose hands he'll put the club in the meantime.

Leeds United: 'Next 48 hours very interesting'

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Matthew Child, Leeds United's chief operating officer, has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport that the club's "continuing to take legal advice"

after the Football League threw out owner Massimo Cellino's appeal against being disqualified as a director.

Matthew Child
BBC

Mr Child (pictured) says: "We'll be engaging with the Football League and their legal team to see what the potential outcomes may be for Leeds United.

"We've been here since 1919 so we'll continue to crack on. I think the next 48 hours will be very interesting for us all."

Bradford cinema plan stalls

Telegraph & Argus

Plans for an independent cinema in Bradford city centre

have stalled.

Artist's impression of new cinema
Telegraph and argus

Pool still closed after leak

Pontefract & Castleford Express

Knottingley Swimming Pool remains closed after a water leak damaged the site's electricity supply last week.

Knottingley Swimming Pool
Pontefract and castleford express

Bradford charged by FA

BBC Sport

Bradford and Millwall

have both been charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in their FA Cup tie.

Phil Parkinson
Getty Images

The charge relates to Wednesday's third-round replay,

won 4-0 by City.

In addition, Bantams boss Phil Parkinson and assistant Steve Parkin, who were both sent to the stands, have been charged with improper conduct.

Your views

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place.

We'd like to know what you think.

Canines caught on camera

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Our appeal for photos of your dogs in response to

the BBC's survey of the UK's favourite canines has resulted in a veritable deluge - thanks very much for sending so many in.

Composite image of dogs
BBC

On the top row, left to right, you can see Shiloh (sent in by Louise Archer), Charlotte (by Joanne Allott) and Gladys (sent in by Joanne and Paul Cox).

On the bottom row, left to right, is Alfie (by Kevin Pilliinger), Lily (by Eunice Vowles) and Didi (by Mike and Saskia Howsam) - and all six dogs are Yorkshire and proud!

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

has lost his appeal over his disqualification as club owner.

The Football League's Professional Conduct Committee has decided his conviction by an Italian court was for an act of dishonesty. That means he fails their owners and directors test.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

Wilson earns tour cards

BBC Sport

Huddersfield darts player James Wilson

will play on the Professional Darts Corporation circuit in 2015 after earning his tour cards in Wigan.

Wilson competed at the recent BDO World Championships at Lakeside, is among 34 players to come through the PDC's Qualifying School.

Wilson, 42, progressed by reaching the last four of qualifying events.

Frazer the boxer is Clare's favourite

Facebook

After the BBC looked at UK's

most popular dog breeds, Clare Vine from Wakefield
shared this photo of her dog Frazer the boxer.

Frazer the dog
clare vine

Take a look at the interactive dog map for the BBC's full findings and why not
tweet us using #dogmap to tell us what your favourite dog is, or
go to our Facebook page to tell us your favourite dog stories and post your photos?

Hepworth photos revealed

A new exhibition celebrating the work of acclaimed Wakefield-born sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth

will feature a series of photographs rediscovered in her archive.

Photos by Barbara Hepworth
The Hepworth Estate

Their inclusion will highlight how important photography was to the late artist.

Personal albums and photo collages put together by Dame Barbara will form part of the exhibition at Tate Britain.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United says they are looking at their options

following Massimo Cellino's failed appeal into his disqualification as club owner.

A Professional Conduct Committee decided his tax evasion conviction in Italy was an offence of dishonesty, so Cellino must now step down from his involvement with Leeds.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

Have your say

Martin Coldrick

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

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United says they are looking at their options following Massimo Cellino's failed appeal into his disqualification as club owner.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

Leeds United 'surprised and disappointed'

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

In a statement reacting to the Football League's decision over club owner Massimo Cellino,

Leeds United says:

"Mr Cellino would like to thank the fans, sponsors and members of the wider footballing community that have given him overwhelming support, not just since the disqualifying order was issued but since he arrived at the club.

"We are surprised and disappointed by the verdict, however we are continuing to take legal advice."

'Hundreds missing out on school'

Telegraph & Argus

More than 300 children in Bradford spend their days at home while missing out on their schooling,

latest figures reveal.

Dog double-take

via Facebook

After the BBC looked at UK's

most popular dog breeds, Sarah Amy Leonard in east Leeds
shared this photo of her two Dobermann dogs, puppy Odin and four-year-old Boudicca.

Dobermann dogs
Sarah Amy Leonard

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has had his appeal against being disqualifed as a director thrown out.

A professional conduct committee decided his tax evasion conviction in Italy was an offence of dishonesty.

For the latest on this listen to our

13:00 bulletin:

Cellino faces further charge

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

The Football League say Cellino will also face a further misconduct charge for not supplying them the Italian Court Judgement.

Cellino decision 'no surprise'

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Dave Simpson, Leeds United fan and author of a book about the club, has told BBC Radio Leeds he's "not surprised at all" by club owner Massimo Cellino

losing his appeal against the Football League's decision to disqualify him until 10 April.

Massimo Cellino
ALlsport/getty images

"It's just one thing after another with Leeds United off the field," he says.

"Really, a lot of fans have started to get heartily sick of it and I get the feeling we're reaching a tipping point with a lot of fans where they've just about had enough of this. They just want a football club again."

Cellino: Football League statement

More on Cellino:

In its judgment, dismissing his appeal against the decision,

the Football League's Professional Conduct Committee says: "We consider that the judge's findings of fact and her description of Mr Cellino's state of mind based on them, is of conduct which would reasonably be considered to be dishonest.

"We therefore conclude that Mr Cellino has been convicted of an offence involving a 'Dishonest Act' within the meaning of the rules, and that he is accordingly subject to a 'Disqualifying Condition'."

Read the full Football League statement here.

Background: Cellino loses ban appeal

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has lost his appeal against the Football League's decision to disqualify him from owning the club.

Massimo Cellino
AP

Last year, the League said the 58-year-old breached its "fit and proper" ownership test after being found guilty of tax evasion in his native Italy.

He was fined £502,000 (600,000 euros) in March after being found guilty of failing to pay import duty on his yacht.

The League subsequently blocked his deal to take over Leeds, but an independent QC overturned the decision on appeal in April, allowing the takeover to go through.

Leeds to appeal against Cellino decision

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

More on the news that Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has lost his appeal against the ban on him owning the club.

Leeds United tell us they will appeal, either directly to the FA or go straight to the court, against the decision.

BreakingBreaking News

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has lost his appeal against the Football League banning him from owning Leeds United.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A report out this morning

shows great disparity in the fortunes of West Yorkshire's towns and cities.

The Centre for Cities study shows that over the past decade, Leeds has seen some of the best jobs growth in the country, Bradford has experienced some of the worst.

Listen live to the midday bulletin here.

Leeds success highlighted in report

Louise Martin

Politics Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

A major report out this morning shows Leeds has benefited from some of the highest job growth in the country, but Huddersfield is trailing far behind.

The Centre for Cities study gives an overview of how cities around the UK are doing economically, and the good news for Leeds is that it has some of the highest private sector jobs growth in the country.

But for Huddersfield, not such positive news. The town has some of the lowest jobs growth in the country. Workers earn nearly £300 less a week than those in London.

Greyhounds 'lead the pack'

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Greyhounds are leaders of the pack in Halifax,

according to BBC analysis of dog microchipping data which shows there are more of them in the Calderdale town than anywhere else in the UK.

Greyhound
Science Photo Library

Why this greyhound glut? Debra Rothery at Tia Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue in the town, says it's no surprise: "Halifax has the biggest rescue centre in the north of England for lost greyhounds".

Take a look at the interactive dog map for the full findings and why not
tweet us using #dogmap to tell us what your favourite dog is, or
go to our Facebook page to tell us your favourite dog stories and post your photos?

Football managers in focus

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell (pictured) has taken part in a BBC investigation into why there are so few black and ethnic minority football managers in England.

Chris Powell
ALlsport/getty images

Speaking to former England defender Sol Campbell,

who presents the findings on tonight's Inside Out programme on BBC 1 at 19:30, Powell says he has mixed views on the idea of a so-called "Rooney Rule", which would force clubs to interview black candidates.

He says: "All of a sudden, we could have 100 candidates, and people would say it was just filling a quota. That's the thing I don't want. I don't want it to just be numbers, numbers, numbers - I want it to be numbers and merit, the whole lot."

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Town and cities in West Yorkshire are lagging behind Leeds when it comes to economic growth,

according to a new study.

A report by the Centre for Cities says while Leeds has seen a boom in job creation - Bradford, Wakefield and Huddersfield have struggled with a poorly-educated workforce and low wages.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

Family's bid to overturn murder conviction

Telegraph & Argus

The family of the man convicted of being the getaway driver in the acid attack murder of father-of-three Barry Selby

has turned private detective in a bid to prove his innocence.

Rebecca Wright
Telegraph and argus