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Summary

  1. Mobility scooter death second arrest
  2. Bradford admit Cup tickets 'naivety'
  3. Date set for Bridgewater Place work
  4. Decision due on Calderdale budget
  5. Updates on Monday 23 February 2015

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By Martin Coldrick

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Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

That's all for today from BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

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

Coming up on BBC One

Phil Bodmer

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Amy Garcia at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we look at a rise in the number of young people in Yorkshire caring for their relatives.

Children's charities say there's a "hidden army" of about 15,000 young carers looking after members of their families who have all sorts of conditions.

Also, we'll be exploring how a Sheffield lad from humble origins went on to some of the country's highest offices. I'm talking, of course, about David Blunkett MP who's retiring at the next election.

Bridgewater Place closure warning

Leeds City Council

tweets: High winds forecast for around 7am tomorrow may mean the Bridgewater Place junction will close.

A windy and cold night ahead

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will be windy with clear spells and further scattered showers, mainly over the hills, with a minimum temperature of about 1C (34F) and icy patches on untreated surfaces.

Weather forecast
BBC

Tomorrow will be cold and windy with sunny spells and scattered showers, again possibly wintry over high ground.

The top temperature will be about 6C (43F) with a strong to gale force westerly wind.

Halifax match postponed

Tuesday's game between Halifax and Eastleigh

has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at the Shay.

No new date for the Conference fixture has yet been announced.

This is the second time in just over a month that the fixture has been called off, with a frozen pitch to blame on 17 January.

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News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A date's finally been set for

safety work to begin around the Bridgewater Place skyscraper in the centre of Leeds.

It'll start in August - eight months later than first planned - and is aimed at easing the effect of high winds around the building.

Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

Town's Basque refugees remembered

The story of the Basque children who were evacuated to Huddersfield during the Spanish Civil War

is revealed in a film to be shown at the town's Tolson Museum next month.

Basque child refugees in 1937
Getty Images

The film has been compiled by the Basque Children '37 Association UK to commemorate the story of 4,000 children who were shipped to this country in 1937 after the destruction of Guernica.

Los Ninos Vascos (The Basque Children) were dispersed to "colonies" set up all over the UK, including one in Almondbury, Huddersfield. The film will be shown on Sunday 8 March at 14:00.

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'Life ban' for ticket abuse fans

More on the news that Bradford City co-chairman Mark Lawn (pictured) has admitted

the club's approach to selling tickets for their FA Cup quarter-final against Reading has been "naive".

Mark Lawn
PA

The club has posted

a statement on their website saying seats remain on sale to season-ticket holders despite complaints that some had been unable to purchase them.

Mr Lawn says he'll ban any fans found to have been attempting to sell tickets on: "If I know people are making gains from doing this and I can find out who they are I will be banning them for life".

City admits Cup tickets 'naivety'

BBC Sport

Bradford City's approach to selling tickets for their FA Cup quarter-final against Reading has been "naive",

according to co-chairman Mark Lawn.

Bradford City v Sunderland
Getty Images

Season-ticket holders were allowed to purchase as many tickets as they wanted, at the club's discretion.

But some bought more than they needed and have been attempting to sell the extra ones online at inflated prices.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A start date's finally been announced for

safety work to begin at Yorkshire's tallest building, Bridgewater Place in Leeds city centre.

Millions of pounds are being spent on trying to calm the effect of dangerous winds in the area, which have already led to the death of one man and caused a string of injuries.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

Wind sparks Bridgewater diversions

Bridgewater Place in Leeds is currently closed to high-sided vehicles due to high winds, Leeds City Council says.

Bridgewater Place
BBC

According to

the council's post on Facebook, "Weather forecast for Bridgewater Place in the next 24 hours predicts wind speeds to attain a level where the high-sided diversion will be in place.

"This has now been activated until further notice."

Hit-and-run victim seriously hurt

A man's being treated in hospital for serious injuries after he was hit by a car which then failed to stop, police in Leeds have said.

The 53-year-old pedestrian was crossing Broad Lane, Bramley, at the junction with Newlay Lane, at about 19:25 on Saturday when he was hit by a dark-coloured car.

He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact police.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Work on a wind management scheme to make the area around Yorkshire's tallest building safe

is expected to begin in August.

The owners of Bridgewater Place in Leeds say work won't begin until the summer because it's taken time to find the right contractor.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

Sunny spells, scattered showers

Lisa Gallagher

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will continue to be cold and windy with sunny spells and scattered showers.

Weather forecast
BBC

The showers will be most frequent towards the Dales and Pennines where they'll be wintry.

The top temperature this afternoon will be about 6C (43F) but feeling colder in the wind.

Man's guilty plea over harassment

Yorkshire Evening Post

A 72-year-old man drove his neighbours out of their home of more than 20 years after a sustained campaign of harassment,

a court has heard.

Appeal after man injured in robbery

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they'd like to speak to after a 44-year-old man was left with facial injuries during a robbery at his house in Bradford earlier this month.

E-fit image
West yorkshire police

The incident took place as the victim was entering his house on Denby Drive, Shipley, at about 23:20 on Monday 9 February. He was approached by three other men in balaclavas who demanded cash.

The men stole a quantity of money before running off towards Valley View. Police say the man they want to speak to is believed to be Asian, in his 30s, about 5ft 9ins tall and of average build.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

A date's finally been set for safety work to begin around the Bridgewater Place skyscraper in the centre of Leeds.

It'll start in August - eight months later than first planned - to quell the effect of high winds around the building, which have already killed one man back in 2011.

For more on this listen to the

13:00 bulletin.

Park life caught on camera

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Dave Zdanowicz in Bradford for sending in this stunning picture he took at Harold Park in the city yesterday morning.

Harold Park
Dave Zdanowicz

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Museum cash award 'amazing'

More on the news that the Colne Valley Museum in Golcar

has been awarded £719,000 in Heritage Lottery cash.

Volunteer Susan Starr says the money will be used to complete the conversion of one of the four weavers' cottages in which the museum is based to fully reflect life there in the 19th Century.

"It's absolutely amazing. We've worked really hard to get it but it's going to make such a difference. Up until the last six months, it's just been a dream," she says.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A start date's finally been announced for

safety work to begin at Yorkshire's tallest building, Bridgewater Place in Leeds city centre.

Millions of pounds is being spent on trying to calm the effect of dangerous winds in the area, which have already led to the death of one man and caused a string of injuries.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

Slow traffic warning

BBC Travel News reports there's currently slow traffic on the A644 Wakefield Road in Mirfield from Cooper Bridge Roundabout to the M62 J25 Roundabout junction.

Drivers in the area are being warned to expect some delays.

Weavers' museum gets cash boost

Volunteers at a community heritage project in Golcar, near Huddersfield, which aims to transport visitors back to the 1850s, are celebrating

after it was awarded a grant of £719,000.

Colne Valley Museum
dave bevis/geograph

The Heritage Lottery Fund grant will be used to renovate and refurbish the four cottages which house the Colne Valley Museum.

Volunteers hope to create a period bedroom at the site, so visitors can explore an entire 19th Century weaver's cottage, with a living kitchen, wash cellar and loom chamber.

New arrest over mobility scooter death

A second man's been arrested as part of

an investigation into the death of a 70-year-old mobility scooter rider who was hit by a car while crossing Leeds Road in Bradford on Friday.

The 21-year-old, from Bradford, was arrested yesterday afternoon on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop and failing to report a road traffic collision, police say.

A 34-year-old man from Bradford who was previously arrested in connection with the investigation has since been released on bail.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Work to quell the effect of high winds around the Bridgewater Place skyscraper in Leeds city centre will finally start in August.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

Woman 'inappropriately' touched in pub

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to

after a woman was "inappropriately" touched in the Head of Steam pub at Huddersfield railway station last month.

CCTV images
British transport police

The incident took place just after 15:00 on Tuesday 27 January when the victim, a 20-year-old local woman, was in the pub talking to a friend.

A man walked in and began to verbally abuse her before touching her. He then caused damage to beer pumps before leaving the premises.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

City under spotlight in new extremism report

Telegraph & Argus

Police believe Bradford's Muslim communities are vulnerable to intimidating fundraising which may be supporting criminal or terrorist activity,

according to a new report.

Bamba: 'Step-by-step' to play-offs

Dave Fletcher

Sports reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds United defender Sol Bamba says he's refusing to get carried away after

the club's latest victory - 1-0 at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Sol Bamba in action
PA

It was a fifth win in six for Leeds, moving them into the top half of the Championship. Some fans have started to eye the play-offs, but Bamba insists it's a case of "step-by-step".

"Obviously if we keep winning we can do it but I'm not so sure if it's realistic. It's mathematically possible and Leeds fans are very passionate. We're going to try and do it," he says.

Tower wind deflection work to start

Richard Edwards

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

More on the news that

work to deflect strong winds at Bridgewater Place in Leeds is now expected to start in August.

View along Water Lane.
CPPI

The construction scheme includes erecting three sail-like structures across Water Lane and screens and canopies up to 50ft high and 66ft long near the building and above the road.

Currently, roads around Bridgewater Place have to close once wind speeds hit 45mph. These closures have now happened several times causing disruption to rush hour traffic.

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Inspiring teachers in spotlight

Richard Stead

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

We're putting the spotlight on West Yorkshire's teachers today at

BBC Radio Leeds as we launch our very own Thank You Teacher Awards - and I'm asking for your nominations.

Ian McMillan
BBC

We're looking for a wide range of teachers who've inspired you and made a difference to your life. All you need to do to nominate a teacher is call us on 0345 303 3333 for an application form.

Poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan (pictured) is one of our judges. He says: "I'll read a lot of good stories, but I only have one chance - so send me something that startles me!"

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A date's finally been set for safety work to begin around the Bridgewater Place skyscraper in the centre of Leeds.

It'll start in August - eight months later than first planned.

Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

Son's tribute to dad killed in accident

Telegraph & Argus

The son of a pensioner killed when his mobility scooter was involved in a horrific crash

says it was a tragedy waiting to happen.

Lines blocked at Wakefield

Northern Rail

tweets: Due to a broken down train at #WakefieldWestgate some lines are blocked.