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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 2 February 2015
  2. Man denies nightclub arson charges
  3. 'Serious errors' in boy's heart care
  4. Complaints against police rise by 24%
  5. Sky's 300 new software jobs for Leeds
  6. Parking charges back after blunder

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.

I'll be back with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Castle visitor centre consultation

People in Wakefield are being asked to have their say on whether Sandal Castle's visitor centre should only open during the castle's busiest period in the summer

in a bid to save cash.

Sandal Castle
BBC

Wakefield Council says the proposal to limit the opening hours of the visitor centre at the 12th Century landmark to weekends between June and August will help the authority as it looks to save £38m in its 2015-16 budget.

Two public consultation sessions will be held at the castle, the council says. The first will take place on Thursday 12 February at 14:30-19:30, the second on Saturday 28 February from 13:00-15:00.

Icy with scattered showers

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will see clear spells with scattered sleet and snow showers in eastern areas, locally heavy, with a low temperature of about -3C (27F) with icy patches.

Weather forecast
BBC

Tomorrow will be cold but bright with sunny intervals and occasional sleet and snow showers, although many western areas will stay dry.

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

Coming up on BBC One

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Amy Garcia at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we find out about the apology made by a Leeds hospital to the family of a boy who died
after serious errors were made during heart surgery.

And, we'll be in Scarborough where fishermen there say they've lost tens of thousands of pounds since visiting scallop trawlers took up residence in the harbour.

Deadline Day: Cani move by Leeds

BBC Sport

Leeds United

have signed Albanian striker Edgar Cani on loan from Catania until the end of the season.

Edgar Cani
Getty Images

The 25-year-old international signed for Polonia Warsaw in Poland in 2011 before moving to Catania in January 2013.

He is the third player to join Leeds from the Serie B side this season, joining forward Souleymane Doukara and defender Giuseppe Bellusci

WATCH: Terminally ill doctor's campaign

A campaign by a terminally ill West Yorkshire doctor to encourage healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients

is being supported by more than 90 NHS organisations.

Dr Kate Granger
BBC

Dr Kate Granger, a 31-year-old hospital consultant at Pinderfields in Wakefield, started the "Hello my name is..." campaign while she was being treated for cancer.

She felt frustrated by staff who failed to tell her their names and said that, at times, she ended up feeling like she was "just a diseased body in a hospital bed".

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

There's been a dramatic rise in the number of complaints against West Yorkshire Police.

It rose by 24% in the year 2013-14, while nationally the number of complaints went up by 15%.

Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

Man denies nightclub arson charges

A man has denied starting a fire

that left the former Leeds Majestyk nightclub badly damaged.

Majestyk club with damaged roof
West Yorkshire Fire Service

Stuart Jefferson, 32, of Broadlee Street, Leeds, appeared at the city's crown court accused of two counts of arson.

The blaze at the Grade II-listed building in City Square broke out on 30 September.

Sky's 300 new jobs for Leeds

Sky, the broadcasting and telecommunications firm,

is to create about 300 full-time jobs in its technical team to be based in Leeds.

The jobs for software developers, testers and engineers will be situated at an unconfirmed city centre site.

Leeds is the company's third biggest base, where it provides sports content for digital and social media sites.

Another Park Avenue match postponed

Katherine Hannah

Sports Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Tonight's Conference North game between Bradford Park Avenue and Gloucester

has been postponed.

The postponement is due to a frozen pitch at the Horsfall Stadium.

It's the 11th time this season that Park Avenue have had a game called off.

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

More than half of companies with employees in the Yorkshire and Humber region plan to expand their workforce over the next year, a new survey reveals.

The Confederation of British Industry survey also suggests the creation of permanent positions is expected to outstrip temporary work.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

Countryfile in West Yorkshire

BBC Countryfile has been in West Yorkshire, with Ellie Harrison and Matt Baker joined by one of Britain's best poets, Simon Armitage, on a yomp across the snowy moors.

Ellie and Simon Armitage
BBC

Ellie follows the Stanza Stones trail - a series of rocks with verses written by Simon carved upon them. Matt visits a farm run by volunteers where they are farming with wildlife in mind.

And Joe Crowley tells the tale of the Cragg Vale Coiners, an outlaw band responsible for one of the biggest counterfeiting crimes in history.

Catch up with Countryfile in West Yorkshire on BBC iPlayer.

Doors open at city visitor centre

Leeds Visitor Information Centre has officially opened its doors in the city's art gallery today after moving from its previous home at the railway station.

Leeds City Council says

the move will save the authority about £100,000 as it faces making savings of £76m from this year's budget.

Centre staff will still mingle with visitors and offer information on the railway station concourse for two one-hour slots a day at peak times, according to the council.

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

There's been a dramatic rise in the number of complaints against West Yorkshire Police, according to new figures.

The number rose by 24% in 2013-14 while nationally the number of complaints went up by 15%.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

Traffic light failure

BBC Travel News reports the traffic lights have failed on the A58 Clay Pit Lane in Leeds at the A61 Meanwood Road junction.

Drivers are being warned to approach the junction with care.

Cani in United's sights

Dave Fletcher

Sports reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United are closing in on 25-year-old Catania striker Edgar Cani ahead of the transfer window closing this evening.

The 6ft 4in Albania international has scored three goals in 15 appearances for the Serie B side this season.

Meanwhile, Millwall winger Martyn Woolford, who had been linked with a move to United, appears unlikely to be at Elland Road before the window closes.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Police are searching Wakefield city centre after shop security staff said they'd seen a man carrying a firearm.

The alarm was raised just before 12:30 and armed officers went to Westmorland Street.

Listen to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

Sally takes para-cycling bronze

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Congratulations to Leeds cyclist and BBC Look North producer Sally Hurst.

Sally Hurst
Andy Whitehouse

Sally - who lost part of her leg to cancer - was competing for Great Britain at the Para-cycling International event in Newport yesterday.

She won a bronze medal in the C2 pursuit.

Prison recall appeal

Police are asking for help in finding

a 32-year-old man from Bradford who's wanted for recall to prison.

Anthony Cameron
West yorkshire police

Anthony Cameron was released on licence in September last year having been sentenced for burglary but has since breached the conditions of that licence, according to police.

He's originally from the Holme Wood area of Bradford and has links to the Low Moor and Allerton areas of the city, as well as Oakenshaw and Birkenshaw.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has apologised...after an 11 year old boy died following a series of errors made by staff in its children's heart unit at the LGI.

To hear more on this and other stories listen to the

13:00 bulletin.

Girls flee after playground 'approach'

Police are appealing for information

after a man approached a teenage girl in a park in Otley yesterday.

The man, who was in a silver car, approached the 13-year-old girl who was with friends in the play area off Tealbeck Approach shortly after 15:00. The girls were alarmed and ran off and contacted police.

The man was described as white, aged in his 60s or 70s, with thick grey hair. He was wearing a green jacket. He was driving a silver saloon car with a spoiler on the boot. He was with a woman who was described as white, aged in her 50s or 60s, with short dark brown hair in a bob style.

Pitch problems for Bantams

Dave Fletcher

Sports reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

The state of the Valley Parade pitch continues to cause debate.

Phil Parkinson
ALlsport/getty images

The surface was only passed fit 90 minutes before

Bradford's 1-1 draw with Colchester on Saturday.

Bantams manager Phil Parkinson (pictured) has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport he asked the club's directors three months ago to do "everything they can" to help the groundsmen, but he says nothing was done and it's now "probably the worst pitch I've ever seen".

Halifax parking charges return

Parking charges have been reintroduced in Halifax town centre today after it emerged in October that no on-street ticket issued over the previous five years was legally enforceable.

Car parking ticket
Getty Images

Motorists were able to claim a refund after a traffic regulation order issued by Calderdale Council was found to be invalid. Forms were filled in incorrectly in 2008 following a change in legislation.

The council estimates the blunder

could cost it between £200,000 and £500,000.

Complaints against police up 24%

More on the 24% rise in the number of complaints made against West Yorkshire Police in 2013-14

The Independent Police Complaints Commission,

the police watchdog organisation which has published the latest figures, says some of the rise is down to the definition of a complaint being widened beyond just an officer's conduct to so-called "direction and control" matters.

These are matters which aren't about the conduct of an individual police officer but about the policies and procedures of a police force as a whole.

Lighting-up time at Luddenden

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Pete Farnell in Halifax for sending us this atmospheric picture of Luddenden Valley he took at the weekend.

Luddenden Valley
Pete farnell

If you've taken any pictures of West Yorkshire why not

email or
tweet your photographs to us? We'll feature some of the best here.

Rise in complaints against police

The total number of complaints by members of the public against West Yorkshire Police rose by just under a quarter to 1,000 in 2013-14,

according to new figures published by police watchdog the IPCC.

West Yorkshire Police sign
BBC

The increase of 24% compares to an increase of 15% for England and Wales as a whole.

The rise follows a fall of 2% in the force's recorded complaints in 2012-13.

News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has apologised after an 11-year-old boy died following a series of errors made by staff in its children's heart unit at the LGI.

The site hit the headlines in 2013 when it was temporarily closed after concerns were raised about safety.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

Girl airlifted to hospital

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

We're hearing that an 11-year-old schoolgirl has been airlifted to hospital after being struck by a car outside Minsthorpe College in South Elmsall near Wakefield.

It happened just before 08:20 this morning.

West Yorkshire Police have told us the youngster's now being treated for a serious head injury at Leeds General Infirmary.

Keep tabs on transfer deadline day

BBC Sport

The transfer deadline day scramble is on, with the football transfer window closing at 23:00 in England.

Transfer deadline day graphic
BBC

You can get all the latest text updates, the best images, analysis and social media

from BBC Sport right here.

And why not join the debate on Twitter at

#bbcdeadlineday.?

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Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

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NHS staff must offer patients a name

A campaign by a terminally ill West Yorkshire doctor to encourage healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients

is being supported by more than 90 NHS organisations.

Doctor Kate Granger
BBC

Doctor Kate Granger, a 31-year-old hospital consultant at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, started

the "Hello my name is..." campaign while she was being treated for cancer.

She felt frustrated by staff who failed to tell her their names.

News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A series of errors by staff at the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary

resulted in an 11-year-old boy's death.

Those are the findings of an inquiry into the treatment given to patient Bradley Brough, whose family has now received an apology.

Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

Forster Square delays continue

Northern Rail

tweets: #ForsterSquareTrains - Delays are expected to continue until approximately 10:30.

£34m regeneration scheme praised

Telegraph & Argus

A multimillion-pound scheme to help existing businesses and encourage new entrepreneurs to invest in Bradford

has been praised for its success as it comes to a close.

Michael's mining memories

Growing up, the towers and trains of Yorkshire's coal mines were a constant backdrop for the young Michael Milner.

Painting of Glasshoughton Colliery
Michael milner

Born in 1942, the painter spent his childhood in a West Yorkshire mining village near Glasshoughton Colliery and the hustle and bustle of daily life at the pits would go on to shape his working life.

Now Michael's mining memories are being shared with the public in

a new exhibition at the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield.

Big delays at Forster Square

More on the situation at Bradford Forster Square rail station where

signalling problems are causing delays of up to 30 minutes to and from the station.

Northern Rail says some services to and from the station may start or terminate at Shipley.

There is "no firm estimate" of how long the disruption will last, but it's likely to continue until at least 09:30,

according to Northern Rail.