Leeds rugby league star Kevin Sinfield honoured by Queen

Kevin Sinfield Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield becomes a MBE for services to rugby league

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has been honoured by the Queen in her Birthday Honours list.

Sinfield, 33, who has played for the club since 1996, is appointed MBE for services to rugby league.

Other people honoured in West Yorkshire include the Reverend Canon Charles Dobbin from Leeds who is appointed MBE for services to community cohesion.

He chairs a number of groups working across different faiths in the county.

Also appointed MBE for services to the community is Bradford lawyer Sarah Khan-Bashir.

Mrs Bashir works with the Mosaic scheme, founded by Prince Charles, which provides mentoring and support for young people across the UK.

A school caretaker from Halifax, Barbara Brook, has received a British Empire Medal for services to education.

Mrs Brook, 55, has worked at the town's Lowerhouses Junior, Infant and Early Years School for more than 28 years.

The school has a high number of children with special needs and Mrs Brooks learnt sign language so she can communicate with the pupils.

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    Parks, paintings and parathas 12:17: Oliver Wright BBC Local Live

    And the letters keep on coming in for BBC Radio Leeds' A-Z of Bradford.

    Bradford City Park

    C is for City Park - the £24m City Park opened in 2012, featuring a 3,600 sq m (43,060 sq ft) mirror pool and 100 fountains.

    Meanwhile I is for Impressions Gallery, and K is for the Karachi restaurant- Bradford's oldest curry house.

    Earlier this month Bradford retained it's title as curry capital of the year for the fourth year in a row.

    Season ticket gripe 12:06: Telegraph & Argus

    A grandfather has complained he is now too young for a Bradford Bulls concession ticket due to changes made by the club.

    Geoff Bentley, who is 63, paid £135 for his early bird concession ticket last season but for this season the cost has soared to £230 after the concession age was raised by the Bulls from 60 to 65.

    News on the hour 11:57: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    It's been ruled a man who murdered a four-year-old boy in Keighley last year must stay in prison for the rest of his life.

    Anwar Rosser has lost his Court of Appeal challenge against an order that he can never be released from prison for killing Riley Turner.

    Get the latest with me at 12:00 on BBC Radio Leeds.

    Killer's appeal rejected 11:41: Oliver Wright BBC Local Live

    More on the news that the Court of Appeal has turned down Anwar Rosser's appeal to reduce his whole-life sentence.

    Anwar Rosser

    Delivering its ruling, the court said there was "no basis on which it can properly be argued that a whole-life order was not required".

    The punishment handed out for the "horrific" murder was "just", said Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas.

    Grooming concerns 11:26: Telegraph & Argus

    Police say they are "worried" that they know of only one Asian girl, among a total of 54 children, currently regarded as being at high risk from sexual exploitation in Bradford.

    It is believed that grooming victims from the Pakistani community may be reluctant to complain for fear of the shame they associate with their ordeal.

    Top headlines
    'Game changer' 11:10:

    New figures show there's been a £375m rise in goods and services produced in Bradford since 2010.

    The city's gross value added has risen by 4.8% over the past four years, higher than the UK average of 4.2%.

    The leader of Bradford Council, David Green, has told BBC Radio Leeds that the under-construction Westfield shopping centre should help continue the improvement, saying: "It's going to be a key game changer in Bradford city centre."

    News on the hour 10:58: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A former soldier who killed a four-year-old boy has lost his appeal against an order that he can never be released from prison.

    Anwar Rosser, 34, was given a whole-life sentence in February for the murder of Riley Turner in 2013.

    Get the latest with me at 11:00 on BBC Radio Leeds.

    F is for Film 10:48: Tracy Gee Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    I'm taking on F and J as part of our A- Z of Bradford.

    F is for Film at the National Media Museum while J is for John Boynton Priestly, better known as J B, whose statue stands outside the museum.

    National Media Museum, Bradford

    Priestly, who was born in 1894, was a novelist and playwright whose works include An Inspector Calls and The Good Companions.

    Roadworks reminder 10:39:

    The A58(M) Leeds Inner Ring Road will be fully closed to traffic in both directions from 20:00 tonight until 06:00 on Monday.

    The road will be shut to allow maintenance work to strengthen Westgate Footbridge to take place.

    It will be closed eastbound between the A58(M) exit slip at Wellington Street to slip road at Westgate point for Park lane and westbound between the A653 Marsh Lane exit slip and the A58(M) junction with Wellington Street.

    Laughing gas crackdown 10:27: Yorkshire Post

    Police and council chiefs in Leeds are plotting a crackdown on the growing trade in laughing gas amid fears about its widespread use by young party-goers.

    'Heightened risk' 10:08:

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has said the planned four-day strike by firefighters will be its "toughest test to date".

    Striking firefighters

    Assistant Chief Fire Office Dave Walton said: "This is the longest continuous strike we have had to cover with our contingency arrangements. It will be our toughest test to date so please do not under estimate the heightened risk to yourself and your family."

    He said contingency cover will provided by those qualified firefighters not taking part in the strike with the assistance of "community response operatives" who have undergone three weeks' basic training in fire and rescue response.

    News on the hour 09:57: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Statistics indicate that since 2010 there's been a £375m rise in goods and services produced in Bradford, outstripping the performance of Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester.

    Get the latest with me at 10:00 on BBC Radio Leeds.

    Honorary bishop resigns 09:47:

    The Honorary Assistant Bishop of Bradford has resigned from his church role after a report criticised his handling of child abuse allegations.

    Lord Hope of Thornes

    A report by Judge Sally Cahill QC said Lord Hope of Thornes failed to follow policy and take advice after he was informed of complaints against a cathedral dean.

    Lord Hope became parish priest in Ilkley and was made a honorary assistant bishop after he stepped down as Archbishop of York in 2005.

    Star appearance 09:33:

    Leeds City Council has tweeted that X-Factor winner Sam Bailey will perform at the switching on of the city's Christmas lights.

    The Skyscraper singer will take to the stage at Victoria Gardens on 13 November.

    Fireworks warning 09:22: Keighley News

    Firefighters have issued further warnings about the dangers of fireworks after one was put through the letterbox of a house in Keighley.

    B is for Billy Pearce 09:08: Oliver Wright BBC Local Live

    Comedian Billy Pearce has been chosen for B in the Radio Leeds A-Z of Bradford.

    Billy Pearce

    Pearce, who will star in Snow White at the Alhambra in December, was a finalist on New Faces in 1986.

    News on the hour 08:57: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Hundreds of firefighters across West Yorkshire will go on strike later today in an ongoing row over pensions.

    Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out at 18:00 and not return to work until the same time on Tuesday.

    Get the latest with me at 09:00 on BBC Radio Leeds.

    A is for Alhambra 08:33: Oliver Wright BBC Local Live

    Radio Leeds is celebrating all things Bradford today, and to mark the occasion we will be putting together an A-Z of the city between now and 18:00.

    The first letters have already been chosen and we're off to a theatrical start as A is for Alhambra.

    Alhambra, Bradford

    The Alhambra opened in Bradford 100 years ago and has played host to the likes of Laurel and Hardy, Les Dawson and George Formby.

    If you've got a suggestion why not email or tweet us using the hashtag #MyBradford.

    Unseasonably warm 08:17: Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This morning will be fairly cloudy to start with some mist and hill fog in places but the day will brighten with warm spells of hazy sunshine, turning very mild and unseasonably warm.

    Weather Friday 31 October

    It will be breezy with a strong and gusty southerly wind, and there's a risk of gales over the Pennines.

    The maximum temperature will be around 18C (64F) or 19C (66F).

    M62 lane closed 08:05:

    BBC Travel News reports that one lane is closed on the M62 eastbound between J26 at Chain Bar and J27 at Gildersome because of a broken down vehicle.

    Good morning 08:00: Oliver Wright BBC Local Live

    Hello, happy Halloween and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire on Friday 31 October.

    I'll be bringing you all the latest local news, weather, travel and sport today.

    And remember you can also send your news, pictures and comments to leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk.



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