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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 6 February 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Alasdair Gill

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Good evening

That's it for BBC Local Live for today, the service will return on Monday at 08:00.

Coming up on Look North

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

A police officer who is believed to have been under investigation in relation to the child grooming scandal in Rotherham has died following a car crash.

Policeman and protesters outside the UKIP office in Rotherham
PA

And the leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage

has abandoned a public appearance in Rotherham because of protests outside his party's office in the town.

Watch the bulletin at 18:30

here.

Frost free for most

Kay Crewdson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

The cloud will continue to increase from the north and thicker cloud through the evening and overnight could produce a few spots of rain and drizzle, though for many it should remain dry.

Kay Crewdson
BBC

Temperatures will hold around 2C (36F) so for most it will be frost free with a light breeze.

Smith out for Millwall game

BBC Sport

Huddersfield defender Tommy Smith -

who was airlifted to hospital - will miss out on
tomorrow's game against Millwall following his injury against Leeds.

Tommy Smith is carried off the pitch against Leeds United
PA

Millwall could give a debut to midfielder Michael Tonge who joined on loan from Leeds on Monday.

Norwich 'disappointed' over Bellusci

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

Norwich City

has said it is "deeply disappointed" Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been
cleared of a misconduct charge by the Football Association.

Cameron Jerome and Giuseppe Bellusci
Stephen Pond/PA

The Italian was accused of allegedly using racist language towards Norwich striker Cameron Jerome

in the 1-1 draw between the sides last October.

Dead child used in passport scam

Telegraph & Argus

A legal secretary

used the details of a dead child in a fraudulent bid to obtain a passport, a court heard.

Melanie Carter, 33, a single parent of two children and carer of her father, was told she had thrown away her good reputation.

On the Boxing Day buses

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

Did you use a bus on Boxing Day? If you did what did you think of the service?

Apparently there were around 40 routes in operation across West Yorkshire during the holiday and the

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) wants to find out what people thought of them.

The organisation said people's responses will be taken into account when planning next year's services.

Cigarettes concealed in staircase

Yorkshire Evening Post

A dodgy shopkeeper

hid cheap, fake cigarettes in chocolate boxes and a secret staircase compartment in a bid to avoid capture.

Hidden cigarette stash
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Govan Amin, 33, was found with 6,400 counterfeit cigarettes following an investigation by West Yorkshire Trading Standards.

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A former consultant paediatrician has been found

guilty of raping and sexually abusing girls during the same time Jimmy Savile did at the Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire.

Michael Salmon, who's now 79, committed the offences 25-years-ago, although police say their crimes weren't linked.

Listen to the latest bulletin at 17:00.

Get involved

The Office of West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

tweets: Get your applications in for Mark's Youth Advisory Group, deadline today!
More info here.

Cloud on the horizon

Kay Crewdson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Still lovely and sunny in Leeds but you can see the blanket of cloud heading our way.

Weather map
BBC

Get the

latest weather forecast here.

Bellusci cleared of racism charge

BBC Sport

Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been

cleared of racially abusing Norwich's Cameron Jerome.

Cameron Jerome and Giuseppe Bellusci
PA

The Italian was accused of allegedly using racist language towards Norwich striker Cameron Jerome in the 1-1 draw between the sides last October.

On air now

Johnny I'Anson

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Frail, past it or over-the-hill!

I'm asking if these words often used to describe older people are as offensive as racist or sexist terms?

Join the debate on

BBC Radio Leeds now.

Man facing rape trial

Telegraph & Argus

The jury is expected to retire today to consider its verdicts in the

trial of a Bradford man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.

Mohammad Ahmed
Telegraph & Argus

Judge Peter Benson was set to finish summing up the case of Mohammad Ahmed, 22, who is accused of raping the girl in her room.

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Former doctor Michael Salmon has been

found guilty of indecently assaulting girls at a hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients.

The 79-year-old was convicted of nine indecent assaults and two rapes carried out against six girls at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire.

Listen to the latest bulletin at 16:00.

Sidebottom signs up

BBC Sport

Yorkshire seam bowler Ryan Sidebottom has

signed a new one-year deal with the county champions, tying him to the club until December 2016.

Ryan Sidebottom
Getty Images

The former England player has taken 663 first-class wickets, 48 of them last summer to help Yorkshire win the title.

Castleford tractor driver arrested

Pontefract & Castleford Express

A

tractor driver from Castleford has been arrested on suspicion of causing a pensioner's death by dangerous driving.

The 33-year-old was held following a collision between a red tractor and a yellow Fiat Panda in North Yorkshire.

United team talk

Gareth Jones

Sports Editor and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

You can watch Adam Pope and I talk through potential team changes and injuries ahead of Saturday's match between Leeds United and Brentford.

Gareth Jones and Adam Pope
BBC

Full coverage of the game is on

BBC Radio Leeds from 2:00 pm on Saturday.

Accidental death verdict

Huddersfield Examiner

An inquest has returned a

verdict of accidental death after a man was crushed by a pile-driving machine in West Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance takes off from the site of the accident in Holmfirth
Huddersfield Examiner

However, the Coroner's Court also heard of numerous errors leading up to the tragedy that killed Mark Taylor, 36, of Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire.

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been cleared of racially abusing Norwich's Cameron Jerome.

He had faced a minimum five match ban if found guilty of the FA charge.

Listen to the bulletin.

Bamba set for bow against Brentford

BBC Sport

Defender Sol Bamba could make his home debut in

Leeds United's home game with Brentford this weekend.

Sol Bamba
Getty Images

But Giuseppe Bellusci is serving the final game of his two-match ban and will miss out.

Vehicles hits rail bridge

Northern Rail

tweet: NEW: Due to a vehicle striking a bridge between #Streethouse and #WakefieldKirkgate all lines are blocked. Services may be cancelled/delayed

Missing man found

Police say they have found a man who had been missing from the Harehills area of Leeds since the early hours of the morning.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Pawel Kolota, who was the subject of a missing persons appeal this morning, has now been found safe and well."

Got a spare £750k?

Huddersfield Examiner

Land earmarked for a failed Tesco superstore bid is

up for auction.

The proposed Tesco site in Holmfirth
Huddersfield Examiner

The 6.4-acre former Midlothian Garage site in New Mill Road, Holmfirth, is for sale with a guide price of £750,000.

It had been the subject of a controversial planning application for years.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

A total of 82 new police officers are to be recruited to the West Yorkshire Police force.

It comes after a 1.99% increase in the police part of the council tax.

Listen to the bulletin.

Dry and bright, cloudy later

Clare Nasir

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Much of the day will be

dry and bright but cloud will thicken later in the day. Temperatures will reach 6C (43F) with a light wind.

Clare Nasir
BBC

A rather cloudy night to come with a few spots of rain and drizzle possible. Temperatures will hold around 2C with light breezes.

Coming up on Look North

Nicola Rees

Journalist, BBC Look North

John Heald, the Rotherham man who had been on trial for the murder of a seaside landlady and the rape of a woman in Sheffield, has

killed himself in his prison cell.

John Heald
Humberside Police

And

protestors have forced UKIP leader Nigel Farage to change his plans for opening his party's general election campaign headquarters in Rotherham this morning.

Watch the bulletin at 13:30

here.

MacKenzie could make debut

BBC Sport

Bradford City may have deadline-day signing Gary MacKenzie in their squad for

tomorrow's game with Port Vale.

Gary MacKenzie
Getty Images

Centre-back MacKenzie, who has joined on loan from Blackpool until the end of the season, is yet to play this season because of an Achilles injury.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

A 33-year-old tractor driver from Leeds has been arrested following a fatal crash in North Yorkshire.

A man in his 70s died when his Fiat Panda was involved in a head-on collision on the B6265 at Great Ouseburn yesterday evening.

Listen to the bulletin.

Food in Leeds is "rubbish"

Yorkshire Evening Post

Food critic Giles Coren has sparked a Twitter storm after

condemning food in Leeds as "rubbish" and "poor" and saying one noted eaterie in the city was a "charming spot but it serves very ordinary food".

Giles Coren
Yorkshire Evening Post

When fellow Twitter users questioned him, he said: "Yorkshire is good in parts."

Fun in the same sun

Martin Kelner

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

I'll be asking why people tend to go to the same place on holiday every year, and MP Rachel Reeves will be on the show chatting about chess.

Tune in now to find out why.

Arrest over tractor crash death

Oliver Wright

BBC Local Live

BBC News Online reports on the Leeds tractor driver arrested after a pensioner was killed in a crash yesterday.

A6265 near Great Ouseburn
Google

The 33-year-old, from Leeds, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Ryan's Rhinos to Robins switch

BBC Sport

Experienced prop Ryan Bailey has said he is excited about making a fresh start at Hull KR after

ending his 14-year spell at Leeds Rhinos.

Ryan Bailey
SWpix.com

Bailey, 31, signed a two-year deal with the Robins in October after making 313 appearances for the Rhinos.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A Leeds woman has received an official apology from the NHS after being kept waiting for an operation for more than a year.

Dawn O'Toole was diagnosed with endometriosis 13 months ago and says her life has been on hold ever since.

Listen to the bulletin.

Cani make an impression?

BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn says striker Edgar Cani has looked impressive in training this week.

Edgar Cani
Getty Images

But the Albania international,

signed on loan from Catania, is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench at home to Brentford tomorrow, with Steve Morison set to lead the attack.

Fatal crash tractor driver arrested

A tractor driver from Leeds has been arrested after a man in his 70s died in a crash.

The red tractor and a yellow Fiat Panda collided head-on on the B6265 at Great Ouseburn, North Yorkshire just before 18:00 yesterday.

The pensioner, from Boroughbridge, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 33-year-old tractor driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on bail.

'Significant sentence' for underage sex

Telegraph & Argus

A man who

travelled 40 miles to Bradford to have sex with a 13-year-old girl has been warned by a judge to expect a significant prison sentence.

Bradford Combined Court
Telegraph & Argus

The child was in her school uniform when she met up with Bilal Hussain who repeatedly drove to the city from his home in Manchester.

Lanes open again on M62

All lanes are now open again on the M62 westbound between J26 at Chain Bar and J25 for Brighouse,

BBC travel reports.

But long tailbacks from the earlier accident between a lorry and a jeep mean there is still congestion back to J27.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A Leeds woman has received an official apology from the NHS after being kept waiting for an operation for more than a year.

Dawn O'Toole was diagnosed with endometriosis 13 months ago but Leeds Teaching Hospitals say a shortage of bed space is to blame for the delay.

Listen to the bulletin.