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Summary

  1. Morley crash 'terrible tragedy' coroner says
  2. Bradford City bid to reach FA Cup semi-final
  3. Pedestrian dies after being hit by two cars
  4. Sixth man arrested over Harehills shooting
  5. Updates on Monday 16 March 2015

Live Reporting

By John Henry

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

John Henry

BBC Local Live

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

We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the region.

Elderly warned over cold callers

Halifax Courier

Police say elderly residents in Shelf, West Yorkshire, have been the subject of cold calling after a number of incidents were reported to officers.

Officers have received

complaints about bogus callers ringing residents saying there has been an increase in crime in the area and offering to call round and give a free security check.

Miliband rules out SNP coalition

Yorkshire Post

Ed Miliband has attempted to quash weeks of Tory jibes that he will try to "crawl" into Downing Street with SNP backing by

ruling out a formal coalition with the nationalists.

"It will not happen," the Labour leader said at a town hall-style campaign event in Guiseley, West Yorkshire.

Coming up on Look North

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

Tonight at 18:30 on BBC One, the clock is ticking for six-year-old Sam Brown, from Otley, who has a life-limiting illness called Morquio. His free treatment comes to an end in two months - and his family want the NHS to step in to fund his drug.

Sam Brown
BBC

Our reporter Spencer Stokes has had exclusive access to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital where Sam goes once a week for his treatment.

And Harry Gration will be live at the Madejski Stadium in Reading where Bradford City will be attempting to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

WATCH: FA Cup classics

BBC Sport

Bradford City fans are hoping their team can progress to the FA Cup semi-final with a win over Reading tonight.

Although they'll be happy with any win, they'd be delighted if it turned out to be one of those games fans claim to have witnessed in years hence.

FA Cup Classics: Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool in 1988 final
Getty Images

To whet your appetite, BBC Sport has put together a selection of highlights from

FA Cup classics of the past.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The inquests into the deaths of the two teenagers killed in a road accident in Morley earlier this month have been opened and adjourned.

Thirteen-year-old Rhys Baker and George Wharton, who was 14, died when the car they were travelling in left the road and hit a tree.

To hear more on this and other news listen to the

17:00 bulletin.

Bantams have 'nothing to lose'

BBC Radio Leeds

Bantams' boss Phil Parkinson has told

BBC Radio Leeds he has a job to do when he returns tonight to his former club Reading, where he played more than 300 games.

He said: "Reading were building us up as favourites in the first game because of what we'd done, but I really didn't buy into that.

"The onus is definitely on Reading, we go there as underdogs with absolutely nothing to lose."

Man dies after being hit by two cars

A 48-year-old man has died after he was struck by two cars as he crossed Halifax Road, Todmorden on Sunday night.

The incident happened at about 21:00 as the pedestrian was crossing the road near the Duke of York pub,

West Yorkshire Police said.

The cars involved - a black Audi A3 and a silver Toyota Yaris - were believed to be travelling close to each other at the time.

Don't feed the birds... bread

Charlotte Leeming

Presenter, BBC Look North

tweets: Warnings today not to feed bread to ducks. Filming the wildfowl up at #YeadonTarn @BBCLookNorth @AdventurebikeAl

Cameraman filming swan
BBC

Shops desert High Street

BBC Business

The number of High Street shops fell sharply last year after many more stores closed than opened, research suggests.

empty shop
PA

The Local Data Company, which based its analysis on the top 500 UK town centres, said a net total of 987 high street shops disappeared in 2014, almost three times the 2013 total.

Overall, it said 5,839 outlets closed last year, equivalent to 16 a day.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The headlines

this hour include:

  • A 48-year-old man's died after being hit by two cars in Halifax Road, Todmorden, last night.

Wildcats suffer Salford defeat

BBC Sport

Salford Red Devils claimed their second straight home win as they edged Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in a game of seven tries at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Former Castleford and England stand-off Rangi Chase underlined his return to the form that won him Man of Steel in 2011 by scoring one try and providing the pass for Salford's three others.

Wakefield scored tries through Jacob Miller, Paul McShane and Craig Hall.

Salford took the match 24-18. You read more on the game here.

Weather this afternoon and evening

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a mostly cloudy afternoon with a scattering of showers. Maximum temperature is expected to be 7C (45F). There will be a light east wind.

Later in the evening it's going to stay rather cloudy in most areas and there will be an ongoing risk of a shower with the minimum temperature around 3C (37F).

Want to watch a solar eclipse?

Here's an offer you don't get every day: Calder Daily magazine

tweets: Watch the solar eclipse at Todmorden Astronomy Centre. This Friday, 8am-10am

Partial eclipse
Calder Daily

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The inquests into the deaths of the two teenagers killed in the road accident in Morley earlier this month have been opened and adjourned until a date to be fixed.

Thirteen-year-old Rhys Baker and George Wharton, who was 14, died when the car in which they were travelling left the road and hit a tree.

The 21-year-old driver of the car Tom McMeekin and two other teenage passengers Kameron Walters and Joshua van Veen were also badly hurt.

Ambulance service wants your views

Paramedic
Getty Images

Yorkshire Ambulance Service wants to know your views on whether paramedics should be able to prescribe medicines.

Have your say here.

Onus on Reading to attack - Parkinson

BBC Radio Leeds

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson says the onus is on Reading to come out and attack as the home side in tonight's FA Cup quarter final replay.

Phil Parkinson
Getty Images

Parkinson says his side remain the underdogs, and have absolutely nothing to lose.

There will be full commentary on BBC Radio Leeds from 19:00

Bradford-Reading replay sold out

Bradford City's FA Cup quarter final replay opponents Reading say tonight's match is a sell-out.

Reading officials urge supporters to be at Madejski Stadium as early as possible to avoid any congestion.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

The inquests into the deaths of the two teenagers killed in the road accident in Morley earlier this month have been opened and adjourned.

Thirteen-year-old Rhys Baker and George Wharton, who was 14, died when the car in which they were travelling left the road and hit a tree.

The 21-year-old driver of the car Tom McMeekin and two other teenage passengers Kameron Walters and Joshua van Veen were also badly hurt.

Girl's delight at letter from Palace

Morley Observer

A six-year-old girl is "over the moon" after receiving a letter from Her Majesty the Queen.

Alexia Tyers
Morley Observer

Alexia Tyers, (pictured) of Baker Street,

wrote to Her Majesty several weeks ago to check on the health of her corgis and whether she still walked them. Now Buckingham Palace has responded

River safety fences installed

Safety fences are to be put in place along part of the River Ouse in York close to

where it is thought a student from West Yorkshire fell in and drowned.

River Ouse
Google Maps

Megan Roberts, 20, a York St John University student from Wetherby, disappeared during a night out drinking in the city.

Miss Roberts and two other young people died in York's rivers in 2014.

Coming up

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

Join me for BBC Look North at 13:35 when we'll have the latest on the Hillsborough inquests, Bradford City's preparations to face Reading tonight and

"don't feed the ducks".

News on the hour

BBC Radio Leeds

A new unit for inmates to stay the night with their kids is being opened at West Yorkshire's women's prison.

Hear more in the

news at 13:00.

Jobs go as £6.5m extension on hold

Wakefield Express

Work has been halted on a £6.5m school extension after a building firm went bust

with the loss of more than 60 jobs at its Wakefield office.

Hundreds of redundancies have been made UK-wide after GB Building Solutions, the company working on a new arts and drama block at Outwood Grange Academy, went into administration.

Bantams practising penalties

Bradford City

tweets: City have been training this morning ahead of tonight's replay, and, yes, penalties were practised (just incase!)

Scenes from Bradford City training
Bradford City

Pedestrian killed in accident

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a 48-year-old man died when he was struck by two vehicles as he crossed Halifax Road, in Todmorden, last night.

Det Sgt Carole Greaves said: ''The incident occurred around 21:00 on Sunday night when the pedestrian was crossing the road, close to Duke of York public house, when he was struck by two vehicles- a black coloured Audi A3 and a silver coloured Toyota Yaris- that were believed to be travelling close to each other at the time."

Bus stop plans 'spark outrage'

Pontefract & Castleford Express

Plans to get rid of two bus stops near a pensioners' housing estate

have sparked outrage from residents.

Crossing meeting
Pontefract and Castleford Express

Highways Agency plans to remove two bus stops off the A1, near the West Park estate in Darrington which is home to about 90 elderly residents, will take effect on Monday.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A former inmate at New Hall women's jail near Wakefield is welcoming the opening of a new centre where imprisoned mums with children will be allowed to stay overnight.

The unit, which begins work in a few weeks' time, is being launched by the Justice Minister Simon Hughes.

Michelle Nicholson spent 14 years behind bars for the murder of her father and says it was tough being separated from her own daughter.

Listen to more from BBC Radio Leeds here.

Coming up

Martin Kelner

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

We're talking about teenagers, being one and raising them.

Do you wish you were a teenager in 2015? Or are you glad the whole spotty, insecure, exam-drenched years are behind you? Author of 'Transform Living With Teenagers' will be chatting to me during my lunchtime programme.

And there's an open line for Bradford City fans travelling to Reading ahead of tonight's match.

Why not join me this lunchtime and contribute to the debates listen to our show here.

Coroner says Morley crash 'terrible tragedy'

Morley Observer

A coroner has described the deaths of two teenagers who died in a horror crash in Morley earlier this month as

a "terrible tragedy".

Morley crash site
Morley Observer

George Wharton, 14, and Rhys Baker, 13, both from Morley, died after the accident on the A62 Gelderd Road on Saturday 7 March.

West Yorkshire coroner David Hinchliffe opened the inquests at Wakefield Coroner's Court this morning.

Delays on southbound rail journeys

Rail travellers heading south are being warned of delays on services.

National Rail tweets: Trains between Doncaster and Newark North Gate are being delayed by up to 15 minutes because of signalling problems.

Tigers' stadium decision 'within weeks'

Hemsworth Express

The developers

of the new £135m Five Towns Park - which would include a new Castleford Tigers stadium - say they expect a response on the scheme from the secretary of state by the end of the month.

Planned stadium at Castleford
Hemsworth Express

Lateral Property Group was granted outline planning permission for the development by members of Wakefield's Council's planning committee last month.

The application must now be approved by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A former inmate of New Hall Women's Prison near Wakefield, who served 14 years for the brutal murder of her father, says being separated from her daughter was the toughest part of doing time.

Michelle Nicholson is welcoming a new centre, being opened at the jail by the Justice Minister Simon Hughes, which will allow mums serving time to stay overnight with their children.

Picking the officials 'bird of Britain'

Richard Stead

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Robin
RSPB

Join me on BBC Radio Leeds this morning because we may be a nation of animal lovers but we've never voted to have a bird represent us.

Now, broadcaster David Lindo is calling for there to be an official Bird of Britain.

We're being asked to pick from a shortlist of the 10 birds by the 7 May. Why not join me and let West Yorkshire know what you think?

You can hear more here.

Road works in city centre

Leeds City Council is warning motorists that city centre resurfacing work starts tonight with Boar Lane to Swinegate closed to all traffic from 19:00 until 05:30 each night. The works are due to end on Friday morning

Work starts on Park Row tomorrow and lasts until Saturday morning, with roads being closed from The Headrow to Infirmary Street every night from 19:00 to 05:30.

Do you know this man?

West Yorkshire Police want help identifying this man in Leeds:

Police want to speak to this man
West Yorkshire Police

Officers want to speak to him about an alleged crime involving deception or fraud.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A sixth man has been charged over a fatal shooting in Leeds.

The 42-year old and a man aged 41 are due in court later charged with assisting an offender and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Six men have now been charged, including four with conspiracy to murder, after Shuel Ali Hussain was shot dead in his car in Harehills last week.

For more on this and other news listen to the

10:00 bulletin.

Birds of a feather flock to Keighley

BBC Radio Leeds reporter Richard Edwards

tweets: Birds going mad for bread #Keighley @bbcleeds @RichardStead

Birds on Keighley
BBC