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  1. Updates on Friday 13 February 2015

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

Giants unchanged for Wigan clash

BBC Sport

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has named an unchanged squad for tonight's

clash with Wigan Warriors.

Huddersfield will be looking to get their first points of the season on the board after failing to score in a

19-0 defeat by Hull FC on Sunday.

Follow the game on

BBC Radio Leeds from 19:00. Kick off at the DW Stadium is 20:00.

Cloudy and breezy evening

Jennifer Bartram

BBC Weather

This evening it will stay cloudy and breezy but the showers will gradually die out, perhaps lingering for a time over the Pennines.

Jenny Bartram

The low tonight will be 5C (41F).

Get the latest forecast here.

Castleford vs Catalan Dragons

BBC Sport

Castleford will be without centre Ashley Gibson (hamstring) and Adam Milner (knee injury) for their

game against Catalan Dragons in Perpignan.

Liam Finn is expected to move to hooker, so Samoan international Ben Roberts will step in at half-back.

The match kicks off at 14:00 on Saturday with both sides looking for their first win of the new Super League season.

Coming up on the programme

Nicola Rees

Journalist, BBC Look North

On BBC One at 18:30.

BBC Look North's Tanya Arnold went to school with Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Ed Miliband and Tanya Arnold

She talks to him about their common memories and his prospects for May's General Election.

Wells back from suspension

BBC Sport

Huddersfield could recall forward Nahki Wells to face

Bournemouth at the Goldsands Stadium on Saturday after his one-match ban.

Nahki Wells
Getty Images

Wells missed the Terriers

4-1 defeat against Wolves after he was booked twice in the
3-1 victory at Millwall on 7 February

Meanwhile, midfielder Jonathan Hogg (thigh) is hoping to return after missing the last four games but keeper Joe Murphy (foot) and defender Joel Lynch (groin) both remain sidelined.

Wildcat's Ashurst replaces Ryan

BBC Sport

Wakefield second-rower Matty Ashurst has recovered from injury and replaces Matt Ryan in the only change to James Webster's squad for the

Wildcats clash with Hull KR.

Craig Hall
Getty Images

Centre Craig Hall is in the squad and faces Hull KR for the first time since leaving the club during pre-season. Hall scored 29 tries during his three years with Hull KR.

The two sides will meet at 15:00 at Belle Vue on Sunday.

Careworkers jailed for £500k fraud

Oliver Wright

BBC Local Live

Two careworkers who defrauded an elderly Parkinson's sufferer out of more than £500,000 have been jailed.

Wendy Bell, from Cullingworth, and Amanda Carroll, from Shipley, conned 92-year-old Audrey Hammond out of the money by inflating the cost of her care.

Bell, 57, was jailed at Bradford Crown Court for three years and six months and Carroll, 44, was sentenced to three years and five months. Three other carers were given suspended jail sentences while a fourth was handed a 12-month community order.

Yates set for debut?

BBC Sport

Leeds Rhinos could hand a

debut to prop Andy Yates as Widnes visit Headingley.

The former Hunslet Hawks man has been selected in place of Josh Walters in the Rhinos' only change from the squad that won

40-30 at Hull KR.

Widnes are without winger Patrick Ah Van for the 20:00 kick off at Headingley after his red card in the

draw against Wigan.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

About a third of drivers don't know what to do when they see a red X above their lane on the M62.

Research from the Highways Agency found some drivers think the sign, which means that a lane is closed, means "stop immediately".

Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

Accident on M1 northbound

BBC Travel reports that an accident on the M1 is causing severe delays between Junction 40 for Ossett and Junction 41 for East Ardsley.

Two lanes of the northbound carriageway have been closed.

Burst pipe

Wakefield Council

tweets: A water pipe has burst on Cliff Parade, Wakefield, outside County Hall. Yorkshire Water are aware and working to fix the problem.

If your property is affected or you need further information please contact Yorkshire Water on 0845 124 2424.

Thief caught in air duct

Telegraph & Argus

A takeaway manager has told of his

desperate struggle to collar a night-time burglar attempting to flee through an air duct with his pockets stuffed with stolen cash.

Mohammed Faheem detained Timothy Hempsey who had ransacked Burger Time and its neighbour, Cafe East in Great Horton Road, Bradford.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Over 10,000 children in Bradford are thought to be living in fuel poverty, according to research by The Children's Society.

Together with Northern Gas Networks it says it is launching a pilot scheme to help vulnerable families struggling to heat their homes.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

'Smash and grab' raid at jewellers

Pontefract & Castleford Express

Thieves smashed through a glass door at

Castleford's Carlton Lanes shopping centre before raiding a jewellers.

Hundreds of pounds of jewellery was stolen from the Warren James store in the centre during the break-in.

Leeds United preview video

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator

Watch Katherine Hannah and myself preview Saturday's Leeds United/Millwall match.

Adam Pope and Katherine Hannah

We have the latest team news and chat about Barnsley's interest in Neil Redfearn.

For full coverage of the match

tune in to BBC Radio Leeds from 14:00 on Saturday.

Cash seized to aid communities

The office of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

tweets: Cash seizure to benefit communities of West Yorkshire.
Read more.

Seized cash
West Yorkshire Police

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The Children's Society has launched a new scheme in Bradford to help people heat their homes.

It comes as the charity claims more than 170,000 children across Yorkshire are living in families who have fallen behind with their energy bills.

Listen to the news live on BBC Radio Leeds.

Ex-police chief quizzed over Lawrence inquiry

Yorkshire Post

Former West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable

Norman Bettison was interviewed under caution over his role in the 'discreet inquiries' carried out into a witness at the public inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence, it emerged today.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) revealed Sir Norman was quizzed over the intelligence report compiled in 1998 on Mohammed Amran, a former Commissioner for Race Relations in Bradford.

MP on decision to quit

Richard Stead

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

If you missed Linda Riordan in the hot seat with me on

BBC Radio Leeds today you can hear more of what she had to say

Linda Riordan

The Labour MP for Halifax

announced this week she would not be seeking re-election in May due to her health.

Overturned lorry

More from the

West Yorkshire Police road policing unit on that overturned lorry at the Hartshead Services on the M62.

The force says the west exit will remain closed to allow recovery of the lorry and estimates it will take around two hours.

Get the latest on the situation from

BBC Travel News.

On the air now

Louise Martin

Politics Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me on

BBC Radio Leeds for On The Agenda.

I will have the lowdown on devolution and what it means for us here in West Yorkshire.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

The Halifax MP says she hopes an all-women shortlist of candidates will be drawn up by the Labour Party to contest the seat.

Linda Riordan is

blaming ill-health for her decision not to seek re-election in May.

Listen live to the latest bulletin.

Flats for newspaper building

Alasdair Gill

BBC News, Yorkshire

Plans for

a major new development on the former Yorkshire Post site have been approved.

Artist's impression of the Yorkshire Post site
Quod Planning

The newspaper's old building in Wellington Bridge Street in Leeds has been demolished to make way for the project.

Approval has been given for 200 homes as well as bars, restaurants and leisure facilities.

BBC talent search

The BBC's looking for talent from across West Yorkshire! Are you interested in getting involved?

We are looking for a new generation of talented people who can make great short-form videos.


Watch BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Clara Amfo explain about the project

here or read more about the scheme

Overturned lorry

West Yorkshire Police road policing unit

tweets: Hartshead Services M62West. Exit to services blocked. Recovery on route. Minor injuries.

Overturned lorry
West Yorkshire Police

News on the hour

BBC Radio Leeds

The Halifax Labour MP says she hopes an all-women shortlist of candidates will be drawn up to succeed her.

Linda Riordan is blaming ill-health for her decision not to seek re-election in May.

Listen to the latest bulletin.

Leeds man charged over drugs haul

Jennifer Scott

BBC Local Live

A man from Leeds has been charged by police after

more than £18m worth of class A and B drugs were seized from addresses across the West Midlands.

Barry Briggs, 43, from Seaforth Grove in Leeds, is charged with possession with intent to supply heroin.

He is one of nine men arrested by Staffordshire Police in two separate, unrelated investigations on Wednesday.

Library festival to kick-off

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

There will be no 'Shh' to be heard as Leeds holds the first

week-long Library Fest across the half-term holiday.

Inside Leeds libray
Betty Longbottom

Libraries across the city will be showing what they do and the kind of services, events and activities they offer.

Events, most of which are free, will include storytelling, film, talks and live music, start on the 14 February.

Tigers’ Stadium to become a reality?

Pontefract & Castleford Express

Castleford Tigers' hopes for a new stadium at Glass Houghton could finally become a reality next week.

Impression of new stadium for Castleford Tigers
Pontefract & Castleford Express

Members of Wakefield Council's planning committee are being recommended to approve the outline application at a special meeting on Thursday.

'Sadness' as trees axed

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

Claire Gibbons emailed us this picture of three trees being chopped down in Victoria Road in Saltaire.

trees in Saltaire

She says: "As a resident of Saltaire Village, a World Heritage Site, I am very saddened to see that the glorious trees that once lined Victoria Road have been chopped down."

Claire is urging people to have their say in the

latest consultation about improvements to the area.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

There are claims some bars and clubs in Leeds are operating racist door policies.

It comes after a group of black friends were denied entry only to see a bunch of white men being allowed in.

Listen to the latest bulletin.

Timely dating advice from police

West Yorkshire Police

tweets: Don't be a victim of romance fraud this valentines day. For online dating safety advice visit

Search for Twitter trolls

Yorkshire Evening Post

Police have

launched an investigation to trace the Twitter trolls who targeted a Leeds toddler suffering with cancer.

Riley Hoult
Yorkshire Evening Post

West Yorkshire Police are in discussions with the social networking site after so-called "trolls" mocked 23-month-old Riley Hoult who is being treated for childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

HRT cancer concerns

James Gallagher

Health editor, BBC News website

Hormone replacement therapy

increases the risk of ovarian cancer, a study shows.

Woman thinking

The University of Oxford analysis showed there was an extra case for every 1,000 women taking the drugs for five years from the age of 50.

Do you take HRT or are thinking about taking HRT? Do you have concerns about the possible risks of using the drugs? You can

email or
tweet us your views.

Energy poverty

BBC Look North

More than 170,000 children across Yorkshire are living in families who have fallen behind with their energy bills.

The figures come from

The Children's Society, which says the impacts of fuel poverty can be devastating.

Fuel bill

Today the charity launches a scheme in Bradford to help people heat their homes.

Find out more on Look North on BBC ONE at 13:30.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Some of Leeds bars and club are being accused of racism.

A group of four friends, who're all black or mixed-race, struggled to get in some bars on a night out.

They were told no groups were allowed but claimed groups of white men were being admitted.

Listen to the latest bulletin live.