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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow
  2. Updates for Thursday 19 February 2015

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That's all from local live for today. We're back tomorrow from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Dry and chilly

Jennifer Bartram

BBC Weather

It'll be a generally dry night with isolated showers and clear spells.


The low tonight will be 2C (36F)

Coming up

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

On Look North tonight we hear about radical plans to renew Yorkshire's ageing train fleet.

The plan is to use refurbished old London underground trains but they're even older than the trains they would replace.

Old underground train

And a coroner's accused the cosmetics industry of grossly under-estimating the numbers of people who suffer adverse reactions to hair dyes after hearing evidence about the death of a mum-of-two from Keighley.

Watch the programme from 18:30.

Bishop in ambulance visit

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

tweets: Chairman Della Cannings hosted a visit from the Bishop of Leeds
@nickbaines today and told him all about our work.

Della Cannings, Nick Baines
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Henna tattoo warning

Mike Chilvers

BBC News

A coroner has warned about the dangers of having black henna tattoos and using hair dye after the

death of a woman who suffered an allergic reaction.

Julie McCabe, 38, of Keighley, died in 2012, a year after suffering an allergic reaction to her L'Oreal dye.

She had black henna tattoo in 2007 and her reactions to her hair dye increased afterwards.

Julie McCabe

Returning an accidental death verdict, coroner Geoff Fell said he wanted to raise public awareness of this danger.

Brewery boost for Bradford

Telegraph & Argus

Shaw Moisture Meters became part of Bradford's success story by pioneering the development of devices to help the textile industry identify overpriced wool.

Its former headquarters is now set to form the backdrop to another positive chapter in Bradford's history with the

opening of the first brewery in the city for half a century.

Union concern over 'cast off' trains

Alex Moss

BBC News

Proposals to run old London Underground trains on routes in northern England would see travellers getting the south's "cast offs", a union has said.

Refitted District Line carriages are being offered as an affordable way to replace ageing Pacer trains.

One of the London Underground trains that is being refurbished

The Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) said it did not want second hand trains on the northern network.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Thirty-five-year-old underground trains could soon be running on West Yorkshire's rail network.

The units - currently running on the District Line in London - are being refurbished so they can ease overcrowding, and could be in service as early as next year, when the Northern Rail franchise is up for grabs.

The firm in charge of the work, Viva Rail, says people won't recognise them once they've been refurbished but Mickey Thompson from the RMT transport union says passengers here are being fobbed off - yet again.

Listen to the 17:00 bulletin live.

Music or cricket?

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

Headingley Cricket ground could begin hosting music concerts if a decision by
councillors in Leeds goes their way later.

Headingley Stadium

The ground wants permission to put on what they describe as three acts a year.

Madness have already been lined up to perform this September if all goes to plan.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

From next year old London Underground trains could be running on railway lines here in Yorkshire.

The trains are being refurbished so they can ease overcrowding. The plan's being criticised by unions who say the north is getting London's "cast offs."

But Adrian Shooter from Viva Rail, which is converting them, says it won't be a step back in time.

Listen to the 16:00 live

Build your own boat!

Experience Wakefield

tweets: Join Wakefield Museum for a boat inspired workshop, designing your own boat along with other boat related crafts.
More here.

Hair dye death family may sue

Yorkshire Post

The family of a mother-of-two who fell into a coma and later

died after a severe reaction to the hair dye she was using are considering taking legal action against its manufacturer L'Oreal.

A coroner today ruled the death of Julie McCabe, from Cowling, near Keighley, in November 2012, was an accident.

Hair dye death

Larry Budd

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A verdict of accidental death has been recorded on a woman from Keighley who had an allergic reaction to hair dye.

Julie McCabe, 38, lapsed into a coma in 2011 after using a hair product at home.

Julie McCabe

Mrs McCabe died a year later from heart failure due to brain damage.

Pain relief research

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

We have more details about the research the

Jane Tomlinson Appeal is to support.

Scientists will examine whether a sports medicine technique could give patients undergoing cancer treatments a life-changing boost.

In her final few months, amateur athlete Jane was treated with 'Kinesiology tape', the sort of strapping used by Olympic athletes.

Kinesiology taping

It helped lift her rib cage giving her organs, which had swollen during her cancer treatments, more space to move.

Professor Mark Johnson, Professor of Pain and Analgesia at

Leeds Beckett University said: "Kinesiology taping is a relatively new technique so it has not been used much in cancer settings. As a consequence there has been very little research on the type of patients that may benefit from using it."

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

From next year old London Underground trains could be running on railway lines in Yorkshire.

The trains are being refurbished so they could ease overcrowding on some routes.

The plan's being criticised by unions who say the north is getting London's "cast offs."

Listen to the 15:00 bulletin live.

Girl trapped by wardrobe

Telegraph & Argus

Firefighters were called to the rescue

after a six-year-old girl was trapped in a bedroom by a wardrobe which toppled over behind the door.

She was unable to get out and firefighters used a ladder to reach the bedroom window at a house in Bream Avenue, Cleckheaton, to go inside and move it.

Any old trains?

Johnny I'Anson

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

From 15:00 on

BBC Radio Leeds I will be talking old trains in the north being replaced with old trains from the south and if music concerts at Headingley Cricket ground will get given the go ahead?

Question time for Balls

Liz Green

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls will be with me on

BBC Radio Leeds tomorrow morning.

Ed Balls

You can

tweet me the questions you'd like me to put to the MP for Morley and Outwood.

Ed Balls will be with me from 08:00.

One on One

Martin Kelner

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

My One on One guest today is motivational speaker

Stephen Robinson.

Stephen lost his right arm at the age of 18 following a motorcross accident.

Hear him from 14:00 on

BBC Radio Leeds.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A judge has ruled Leeds United's former technical director, Gwyn Williams, was not unfairly dismissed for sending an obscene e-mail.

The 66-year-old was sacked for gross misconduct in July 2013 after sending a picture of naked, muddy women in a shower to three former colleagues.

He was claiming half a million pounds in compensation, but today at the High Court in London Mr Justice Lewis dismissed Williams' case, describing it as a serious "breach of duty".

Listen live to the latest bulletin.

Drugs baron to return to UK

Yorkshire Post

A drug baron who

fled the UK before standing trial for running a £13m smuggling racket is due to arrive in the UK to face jail today less than a month after he was arrested in the Philippines.

John Halliday
West Yorkshire Police

John Halliday, from Bingley, was arrested 7,000 miles from the UK on January 23 having absconded before the start of his trial in October 2013.

Luxury homes plan

Huddersfield Examiner

A derelict listed building, which for years has been creating problems for a Huddersfield golf club, could be converted into luxury homes.

The 200-year-old barn, on land owned by Meltham Golf Club, has been targeted by thieves and vandals and has fallen deeper into disrepair.

Boy assaulted update

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

West Yorkshire Police have given more details about an assault on a 12-year-old boy in Leeds last night.

The boy was found seriously injured, with head and facial injuries, on playing fields off Butt Lane in Farnley.

The force says a 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and is currently in custody.

Station improvements

Northern Rail

tweets: As part of station improvement works the platform canopy at Hebden Bridge has been refurbished, what do you think?

Hebden Bridge Station

News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

A 12-year-old boy has been seriously assaulted in Leeds.

It happened last night on playing fields off Butt Lane in Farnley and 15-year-old boy has been arrested and remains in custody.

Listen to the latest bulletin live.

United dismissal claim fails

Adam Pope

Leeds United Commentator


Leeds United technical director Gwyn Williams has lost his High Court claim for £250,000 in damages for wrongful dismissal against the club.

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Hockney's tablet art

Cathy Killick

BBC Look North

An exhibition of artwork

drawn on a tablet computer by artist David Hockney has opened in Saltaire.

Pictures on gallery wall

The images, on display at

Salts Mill, depict the arrival of spring in the Yorkshire Wolds in 2011.

Fresh hearing for care home nurse

Huddersfield Examiner

A Kirklees care home nurse who avoided being struck off after failing to attempt resuscitation on a dying patient in 2012 is to face

a second disciplinary hearing over the incident.

News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

A 12-year-old boy has been seriously assaulted in Leeds.

It happened last night on playing fields off Butt Lane in Farnley and 15-year-old boy has been arrested and remains in custody.

Listen to the latest bulletin live.

United damages claim fails

Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds United's former technical director has lost his

High Court damages claim over his dismissal for sending an email containing "obscene" images of naked women in the shower.

Elland Road
Yorkshire Evening Post

Gwyn Williams, 66, who was summarily dismissed for gross misconduct in July 2013, was seeking up to £250,000 in compensation for breach of contract.

Karate kid goes viral

Yorkshire Post

A pint-sized karate kid has become

an online star after a video of her practicing was watched by 15 million people.

Sophie Wong

Sophie Wong's mini martial arts routine has become an internet sensation since a video recorded at Premier Martial Arts Leeds, in Carlton Mills, Armley, Leeds, was uploaded on to social networking site Facebook on 4 February.

Appeal over boy assault

West Yorkshire Police

tweets: Appeal: 12-Year-Old Boy Seriously Assaulted, Leeds.
More information.

News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

The relatives of eight people, killed in an arson attack in Huddersfield more than a decade ago, are being warned their ordeal isn't over yet.

That's despite

the arrest of one of the main suspects in Pakistan.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin.

Road closure

Leeds Travel Info

tweets: Pontefract Lane in Leeds closed northbound at the A63 junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident.