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Summary

  1. Police probe UKIP candidate assault claim
  2. Ex-footballer's match-fixing trial begins
  3. Armley Prison inmate scales perimeter wall
  4. Woman fights for life after motorbike crash
  5. Arson charge after woman jumps from fire
  6. 'Spend, spend, spend' Viv Nicholson dies
  7. Updates on Monday 13 April 2015

Live Reporting

By Grace Parnell

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

That's all from the Local Live team in Leeds & West Yorkshire today.

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

Have a good night.

WATCH: John Godber on his new play

BBC Look North has posted on its

Facebook page: "We've featured the work of John Godber on Look North many times. Until now though, there's always been one story he hasn't written about.

John Godber in Shafted
BBC

That changes in Wakefield tonight with the opening of his new play - 'Shafted'. It's a personal reflection on the miners strike and how it changed people and the communities they live in forever.

You can see his interview with Tom Ingall on BBC One at

18:30.

Trial 'to look at ugly side' of football

Opening the Crown's case against both Mr Facey and Mr Swaibu at the start of the three-week trial, prosecutor Nick Mather told jurors they would not need to know anything about football to try the defendants.

Mr Mather told the jury panel: "Football in this case is really nothing more than a means to an end - it's an opportunity to make money.

"It's described sometimes as the beautiful game but football has an ugly side to it as well, and it's that ugly side we are going to be looking at."

Former footballer on trial for match-fixing

Former Huddersfield Town and Bradford City footballer Delroy Facey "cast his net around" for players willing to take part in a plot to fix lower league matches, a court has heard.

Delroy Facey
PA

The 34-year-old from Huddersfield is alleged to have become involved in the "ugly side" of his sport by acting as a middleman for two men who have already been convicted of match-fixing

He denies conspiracy to commit bribery and is standing trial at Birmingham Crown Court alongside former non-league player Moses Swaibu.

Bradford's Mackenzie 'plays through pain'

West Yorkshire Sport (

@WYSDaily)
tweets: Gary Mackenzie admits he's playing through pain barrier. Had stitches out on ankle injury today, says adrenaline gets him through #bcafc

Gary MacKenzie
Getty Images

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Students and their supporters fighting the sale and redevelopment of land owned by the University of Leeds are holding a sit-in.

The occupation's happening in Grosvenor Mount, Woodhouse. Protestors say they want the land, and a building on it, to be available to the public

Listen to the

17:00 bulletin.

Election 2015: BBC policy guides

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

In the week when the political parties are launching their manifestos ahead of the general election, the BBC has drawn up

a handy guide to each party's position on key issues.

policy guide
BBC

The guide covers topics like the economy, health, education and immigration.

Armley jail wall incident 'resolved'

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

An incident at Armley jail which appeared to involve an inmate climbing a perimeter wall has been resolved, the Prison Service has confirmed.

Prisoner on wall at Armley jail
@WortleyDragon

Roads were closed around the prison this afternoon as pictures on social media showed what looked like a man sitting on one of the exterior walls.

According to reports, a small crowd gathered close to the prison to watch the ongoing operation to coax the man down.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: "An incident at height took place at HMP Leeds on Monday afternoon. The incident was quickly resolved with no injuries to staff or prisoners."

Machete attack teenager only in UK three days

Huddersfield Examiner

An Albanian teenager had only been in the UK for three days before using

a machete to attack a man outside a Huddersfield lapdancing club, a court has heard.

Cleopatras ighclub, Huddersfield
Huddersfield Examiner

Xhuljano Bogdani, 19, pleaded guilty to offences of threatening behaviour and possession of a machete in public. He is due to be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on 11 May.

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

An election candidate in Bradford East has made a complaint to West Yorkshire Police - claiming he was assaulted at a debate last night.

Owais Rajput, who's standing for UKIP, was attending a hustings at Bradford Cathedral.

Listen live to the

16:00 bulletin.

Canal blocked by fallen tree

Huddersfield Examiner

A fallen tree has

shut the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Slaithwaite.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal - fallen tree
Huddersfield examiner

The tree crashed down across the canal yesterday, initially blocking the waterway and the towpath on the stretch between Slaithwaite and West Slaithwaite.

Contractors have since worked to clear the towpath, and the Canals and Rivers Trust are hopeful to have the waterway clear by later today.

107 water rescues in 5 years

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service

tweets: . In last 5 yrs @West_Yorks_FRS called to 107 water rescue incidents across county, 9 resulted in fatalties. @CFOAfire

West Yorkshire Fire Service water rescues
West yorkshire fire service

News on the hour

Nasser Hanif

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

An election candidate in Bradford East has made a complaint to West Yorkshire Police, claiming he was assaulted at a debate last night.

Owais Rajput, who's standing for UKIP, was attending a hustings at Bradford Cathedral.

He says he was verbally abused and pushed around by a man after the debate.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Leeds, or
read more from BBC News Online.

Afternoon weather

Lisa Gallagher

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Sunny spells to start the afternoon, but the sunshine will turn hazy from the south-west and the cloud may thicken for a time this afternoon - but it should stay largely dry.

BBC Yorkshire weather presenter Lisa Gallagher
BBC

Gentle south-west winds and a maximum temperature of 13 deg C (55 deg F).

BBC unveils inaugural Music Day

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

BBC Music has announced the inaugural

BBC Music Day, a nationwide celebration of music on Friday 5 June.

BBC Music Day
BBC

The "dawn-to-dusk day of celebration" involves live musical events across the UK, including a live broadcast of BBC Radio 3's In Tune in Bradford to coincide with the city's World Curry Festival.

It aims to bring people together across generations and communities through their love of music, and will be broadcast on various BBC radio stations.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Students fighting the sale and redevelopment of land owned by the University of Leeds are holding a sit-in.

Protesters want the land and a building at Grosvenor Mount in Woodhouse to be available to the public. The university says it's aware of the protest.

Two protesters have also invaded the offices of Leeds engineering firm, Jacobs.

Listen to the 14:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Leeds.

Man held after canal boat break-in

Hemsworth Express

A 61-year-old man is being questioned by police after a

canal boat was broken into in Castleford.

Officers were called to the boat on the River Aire just off Navigation Road at about 01:45.

More on student protest in Leeds

Emma Glasbey

Journalist, BBC Look North

tweets: Squatters refuse to stop singing. Bailiff tells them they are committing criminal offence & he will call police

Bailiffs called to students' protest

Emma Glasbey

Journalist, BBC Look North

tweets: Squatters sing as bailiffs arrive to evict them from former botanical garden & research site. Leeds Uni selling site

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Students and their supporters fighting the sale and redevelopment of land owned by the University of Leeds are holding a sit-in.

The occupation's happening in Grosvenor Mount, Woodhouse. Protesters say they want the land, and a building on it, to be available to the public.

For more on this and other news in West Yorkshire listen to the

13:00 bulletin.

Listen live: County Championship

BBC Sport

It's day two of Yorkshire's match against Worcestershire at New Road in the County Championship and you can

listen to ball-by-ball commentary online.

Gary Ballance
Getty Images

Woman critical after motorbike collision

Hemsworth Express

A

woman from the Hemsworth area is fighting for her life after the motorbike she was riding on was in collision with a car.

Police said a black Pulse XF125 motorbike collided with a white Toyota Corolla on the A628 Collier Road, at the junction with Engine Lane, in Shafton, near Barnsley, on Saturday night.

The 36-year-old man riding the motorbike and a 35-year-old woman, who was a pillion passenger, both suffered life-threatening injuries, but the man is now in a stable condition.

Mock rescue highlights drowning danger

West Yorkshire Fire Service is to stage

a mock rescue from the River Aire in Leeds tomorrow morning to highlight the dangers of drowning on the city's waterways.

Fire service river rescue boats
West Yorkshire Fire Service

In the past five years, West Yorkshire Fire Service says it has been called to 107 water rescue incidents across the county - nine of which resulted in fatalities, five of them in Leeds.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A UKIP election candidate in West Yorkshire is claiming he was assaulted after a debate in Bradford.

Owais Rajput, who's standing in Bradford East, has complained to police after the incident.

Listen to the

12:00 bulletin.

Police investigating hustings 'assault'

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

More on the claims by a Bradford UKIP candidate that he was assaulted at a hustings last night.

Owais Rajput
UKIP

Owais Rajput, UKIP's Bradford East candidate, was attending the event at Bradford Cathedral supporting the Bradford West candidate Harry Boota.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed it was investigating "a report of an assault which allegedly took place following an event at Bradford Cathedral on Sunday evening".

UKIP candidate makes assault complaint

Dina Karim, Bradford political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

A Bradford East UKIP election candidate claims he was assaulted at a hustings last night and has made a complaint to West Yorkshire Police.

Owais Rajput was attending a hustings at Bradford Cathedral (for Bradford West candidates). He says he was verbally abused and pushed around by a man after the debate.

West Yorkshire Police say they are investigating the report.

Watch: Memories of 1961 Pools winner

BBC Look North

Viv Nicholson, who became famous overnight when she said she would "spend, spend, spend" a £152,000 Pools win in 1961, has died aged 79.

Viv Nicholson and her husband Keith pictured in 1961, the year of their Pools win
BBC

Mrs Nicholson and her husband Keith, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, took just three years to spend their prize money - equivalent to £3.5m today.

Watch the BBC Look North report.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

An election candidate in Bradford East has made a complaint to West Yorkshire Police, claiming he was assaulted at a debate last night.

Owais Rajput, who's standing for UKIP, says he was verbally abused and pushed around by a man after attending a hustings at Bradford Cathedral.

West Yorkshire Police say they are investigating the report.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Leeds.

Green light for new bus lane cameras

Yorkshire Evening Post

Planners have given the green light to install a number of

new bus lane cameras across Leeds.

Bus lane camera
Yorkshire Evening Post

The sites for the proposed cameras include Elland Road Bus Gate and the slip road at Jack Lane with the M621.

John Godber premiere in Wakefield

BBC Radio Leeds

tweets: A brand new play by BAFTA Award winning playwright, John Godber, premieres at @trwakefield tonight. Starring John Godber himself.

Read more about the play at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield

here.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The internet and social media are the biggest tool for extremists looking to radicalise young Britons.

That's the warning from former jihadist Muhammad Manwar Ali, who fought with the mujahideen in Afghanistan - as the search for two Dewsbury boys thought to have travelled to Syria enters its 13th day.

Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Leeds.

Your pictures

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

Steve Walters sent this photo of an intriguing cloud formation over Stanley in Wakefield at the weekend.

Cloud over Wakefield
Steve Walters

Send your photos of West Yorkshire views to

leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk

Needle-threat beggar banned from city centre

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

West Yorkshire Police say

a man who threatened a barman with a hypodermic needle has been banned from Leeds city centre.

James Karman
West Yorkshire Police

In January, James Karman, 29, of Holborn Street was asking people for money outside Whitelocks Ale House in Turk's Head Yard.

He was made the subject of a Criminal Behaviour Order when he was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Thursday, for threatening behaviour and possession of crack cocaine.

Man due in court over flat fire

Pontefract & Castleford Express

A 32-year-old

man has been charged with arson after a woman had to jump from a first floor window to flee a fire at a block of flats in Hemsworth.

Hemsworth flat fire
BBC

Emergency services were called to the two-storey building on Highfield Road just before midnight on Friday.

Five more people were rescued by fire crews and a further 10 people were able to get themselves safely out of the building.

Suspicious fire at doctor's surgery

Huddersfield Examiner

Police are investigating

a fire at a doctors' practice in Norwood Road, Birkby.

A doctor called out Huddersfield Fire Brigade at midnight on Sunday. He had been alerted after the fire alarm went off and arrived to find a smashed window and one of the consultation rooms on fire.

Wildcats chairman backs coach after thrashing

James Deighton

Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has given his backing to head coach James Webster following Saturday's 80-0 defeat at Warrington.

That made it eight consecutive Super League losses for the Wildcats.

Michael Carter
BBC

Carter said he had never considered making a change and that James Webster was doing the job "to the best of his ability".

"It's been a tough eight weeks, it's really been tough, but I've got to support him. The players as well have got to take some responsibility."

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The internet and social media are the biggest tool for extremists looking to radicalise young Britons.

That's the warning from former jihadist Muhammad Manwar Ali - who fought with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan - as the search for two Dewsbury boys thought to have travelled to Syria enters its 13th day.

He says making Islam relevant for a new generation is "not a small thing".

Listen to the 09:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Leeds.

The day I met 'spend, spend, spend' Viv

Lauren Potts

BBC Local Live

tweets: Sad to hear Viv Nicholson has died. What a legend.
This is what happened the day I met her.

A1 lane blocked northbound

BBC Travel

BBC Travel reports queuing traffic and one lane blocked on the A1 northbound in Kirk Smeaton between Barnsdale Barn and Barnsdale Bar Services, because of an accident between the A639 at Kirk Smeaton, and Crab Tree Lane, Little Smeaton.

Pools winner Viv Nicholson dies

Grace Parnell

BBC Local Live

Viv Nicholson, who

became famous overnight when she said she would "spend, spend, spend" a £152,000 Pools win in 1961, has died aged 79.

Viv Nicholson
BBC

Mrs Nicholson and her husband Keith, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, took just three years to spend their prize money - equivalent to £3.5m today.

Son Howard said she had died following a "long fight against dementia" after developing the condition in 2009. He requested donations to Dementia UK in her memory.