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Summary

  1. Updates on Tues 18 November
  2. More from 08:00 on Wednesday

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All times stated are UK

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Good night

That's all for Local Live for the night. The service returns at 08:00 on Wednesday.

Coming up on BBC One

Amy Garcia

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Harry Gration from 18:30 for BBC Look North as talk to an author who claims the revival of Bhangra music which started in the 1960s and continues today has its roots not in India but in Huddersfield.

Also, we'll be looking back at last night's White Rose Awards which saw Yorkshire's top tourism destinations and businesses being awarded after a fantastic year.

'Reckless' train attack condemned

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

More on the attack on a train in Bradford

which saw a stone slab being thrown from a bridge and smashing the vehicle's windscreen leaving the driver "extremely shaken".

Insp Granville Sellers, from British Transport Police, says: "This was completely dangerous, reckless and criminal behaviour, which could have quite easily resulted in serious injury or even death for the driver or passengers.

"It's vital we find the person responsible and I would urge anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Usher Street area to contact police."

Man sought over station attack

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

after a man was assaulted and knocked unconscious while waiting for a train at Leeds railway station.

CCTV image
British transport police

The incident took place on Saturday 1 November at 19:45 when a 24-year-old man from Middlesbrough was approached from behind by a man who punched him in the face.

His jaw was broken in two places. The attacker boarded a train to Manchester Victoria.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police.

The £1m fatberg problem

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Problems caused by people putting unsuitable materials down toilets and sinks are costing about a million pounds a year to put right, according to new figures by Yorkshire Water.

"Fatberg" in pipe
yorkshire water

The Bradford-based company says every week thousands of items like nappies, wet wipes and cotton buds have to be removed from waste water.

Fats, oils and greases are also causing problems by congealing and hardening, forming "fatbergs" (pictured) which create blockages and lead to floods, according to Yorkshire Water.

A fine but chilly night

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will stay mostly fine with just a small chance of a shower, with hill fog developing over the Pennines and a low temperature of about 6C (43F).

Weather outlook
BBC

Tomorrow, any hill fog will clear, then it'll be mostly fine with variable amounts of cloud and sunny intervals, and just a small chance of a shower.

The top temperature will be about 11C (52F).

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

It's emerged concerns had already been raised about a coach driver and his minibus months before he was involved in a fatal crash on the M62.

James Johnson was jailed last week over the crash which killed an 18-year-old trainee nurse and injured several of her friends in April 2013.

M62 closed in both directions

BBC Travel News reports major problems on the M62.

The motorway is closed in both directions and there's queuing traffic between Junction 23, (Huddersfield) and Junction 22, (Rishworth Moor) because of a police incident.

Your views

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

What do you think of BBC Local Live? We write all the news, sport, travel and weather updates in our newsroom here in Leeds

and would like to find out your views about the service.

McLean re-signs

BBC Sport

Peterborough United

have re-signed Bradford City striker Aaron Mclean on loan, according to chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

Aaron McLean
Empics

The 31-year-old scored 82 goals in four years with the Posh before leaving for Hull City in January 2010.

He joined the Bantams in January of this year but has scored just six goals in 33 league appearances.

Passengers 'lucky' to be alive

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

A group of football supporters driven to London in the same bus with the same driver who later caused a crash in which an 18-year-old died feel "lucky" to have survived.

James Johnson
West Yorkshire Police

The Bradford City fans were driven to Wembley in February 2013 by James Johnson (pictured),

who was jailed last week for more than six years for causing the death of Bethany Jones on the M62 in West Yorkshire in April last year.

Gerard Hollingworth told BBC Radio Leeds the journey to London left him and the fans feeling "very uncomfortable" about the driver and bus: "Everybody who was on the coach now just says, 'How lucky were we?'"

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

It's emerged there were serious concerns about a West Yorkshire minibus driver just

weeks before he caused the death of 18-year-old Bethany Jones in a crash on the M62.

A group of Bradford City supporters have revealed they also had an unnerving experience in the same bus and with the same driver as he drove them to London.

Major road delays

BBC Travel News reports severe travel problems are continuing on the Doncaster Road in Badsworth.

The road remains closed and there's slow traffic in both directions between the New Road junction and the Doncaster Road Estate junction.

This is due to a vehicle striking a bridge and an overturned lorry.

Warning to A&E patients

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

More on the warning by Bradford doctors that patients with non-emergency conditions should avoid attending the city's Royal Infirmary's A&E department.

Dr Andy Withers, from Bradford's Clinical Commissioning Group, says such patients are taking up time which would be better spent on seriously ill or injured patients.

"Hospital A&E departments are for serious medical problems and significant injuries only, such as severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, significant head injuries and broken bones," he says.

Hospital's 'think twice' warning

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

People are being asked to "think twice" about attending Bradford Royal Infirmary's Accident and Emergency Department with non-emergency illnesses and conditions.

Bradford Royal Infirmary
Betty longbottom

Doctor Brad Wilson says over the past few days the number of non-emergency patients attending the hospital's A&E department has risen to well above average.

"By visiting A&E without a serious condition or injury, you could delay medical attention for people who really need it," he says.

Fans' 'nightmare' journey

Telegraph & Argus

Jailed minibus driver James Johnson was the subject of complaints about his dangerous driving by Bradford City fans just weeks before he caused a death crash on the M62,

the Telegraph and Argus can reveal.

Crashed bus
Telegraph and argus

News on the Hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Plans to bring detectives out of retirement to help investigate the growing number of sex abuse cases in West Yorkshire have been backed by the Police Federation.

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has put up £1.5m to pay for this new 25-strong team.

New life for old viaduct?

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Long-awaited proposals to re-open the unused Holbeck rail viaduct in Leeds (pictured) as a public walkway could finally take a step forward,

local blog southleedslife.com reports.

Holbeck viaduct
Betty longbottom

Plans to bring new life to the Victorian viaduct, which hasn't been used since the 1960s, have been around since the 1990s but it finally looks like something may happen, the blog says.

Do you trust your doctor?

Martin Kelner

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me until 15:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask whether you've lost faith in the medical profession? This comes on the day
the health watchdog's ratings of GPs surgeries go online.

Also, does expensive wine necessarily mean better wine? One firm says people in West Yorkshire spend about £8 per bottle.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

The Shadow Home Secretary and Pontefract and Castleford MP, Yvette Cooper, has outlined Labour's proposals for tackling immigration if the party win the next election.

Festive countdown in Dewsbury

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

People in Dewsbury are being reminded that

the festive season will officially begin tomorrow when the lights are switched on in the town.

Special guest Adam Thomas, who plays Adam Barton in Emmerdale, will be among those flicking the switch to light up the town at 17:30.

There will be fairground rides, donkey rides, face painting, and Santa in his grotto.

Sword swallower returns

Telegraph & Argus

A sword swallower who impaled himself during a performance in Bradford three years ago

is returning to the venue.

Have your say

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

What do you think of BBC Local Live? We write all the news, sport, travel and weather updates in our newsroom here in Leeds

and would like to find out your views about the service.

Dry with sunny spells

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will see variable cloud with bright or sunny spells in West Yorkshire.

It'll be mostly dry with moderate easterly winds.

The top temperature will be about 11C (52F).

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

The Shadow Home Secretary and Pontefract and Castleford MP, Yvette Cooper, has outlined Labour's proposals for tackling immigration if the party win the next election.

Students showcase diversity

Halifax Courier

Hundreds of Calderdale children of different faiths, cultures and ages gave a dramatic musical re-enactment of a piece of Muslim literature

at the Royal Albert Hall.

McLean deal 'not signed'

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson

has told BBC Radio Leeds that Aaron McLean's loan-deal to Peterborough has not been signed yet.

Aaron McLean
Empics

The striker is in talks with City's fellow league One club

about a loan switch after falling out of favour at Valley Parade.

McLean joined Bradford from Premier League Hull City in January, but has been limited to seven league starts this season, the last of which came in mid-October.

Thousands of crimes unrecorded

More than 800,000 - or one in five - of all crimes reported to the police each year are not being recorded by officers, a report suggests,

with the West Yorkshire force among the worst.

Woman
PA

The problem is greatest for victims of violent crime, with a third going unrecorded. Of sexual offences, 26% are not recorded.

An HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report looked at more than 8,000 reports of crime in England and Wales.

Delays after accident

BBC Travel News reports there's disruption on the Doncaster Road in Badsworth which is currently closed.

There's slow traffic in both directions between the New Road junction and the Doncaster Road estate junction due to a vehicle hitting a bridge and an overturned lorry.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area and to expect delays.

News on the Hour

Tim Daley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A former West Yorkshire detective says plans to bring back retired officers to investigate sex abuse cases sounds like "jobs for the boys".

Bob Bridgestock has been speaking to

BBC Radio Leeds about a £1.5m plan to re-recruit up to 25 ex-officers to temporarily deal with the growing caseload.

Festival award for gamer

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

The Japanese creator of a computer game has been announced as the first recipient of a film award named after the city of Bradford.

Hideo Kojima
Bradford animation festival

Hideo Kojima (pictured), creator of Metal Gear Solid, which stars iconic character Solid Snake,

has been given the inaugural Bradford Unesco City of Film Award for Cinematography in Video games.

'Geek chic' at festival

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

I'm at the National Media Museum in Bradford where, for the next five days, there's a line-up of real pioneers in the worlds of animation and gaming

as part of Bradford Animation Festival.

Animal Farm cartoon
H&B

Some have said to me it's really geeky, but it's really not - it's geek chic! This year sees the usual mix of the old, such as Animal Farm (pictured), and the new.

News on the Hour

Tim Daley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

A former West Yorkshire detective says new teams should be created to investigate sex abuse cases rather than bringing back retired officers to work on them.

Bob Bridgestock has been speaking about a £1.5m plan to re-recruit up to 25 ex-officers to temporarily deal with the growing case load.

Grocers 'report rare fall in sales'

UK grocery sales have fallen for the first time in two decades, a survey suggests,

underlining the challenge faced by supermarkets such as West Yorkshire-based Asda and Morrisons.

Morrisons trolleys
Getty Images

It's the first decline since the market research company began tracking the industry in 1994.

The Kantar report shows that for the 12 weeks to 9 November, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons continued to suffer from falling sales.

Ex-detectives to investigate abuse

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

The Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file police officers, is welcoming moves to bring in retired detectives to help investigate the growing number of sex abuse cases in West Yorkshire.

The county's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has put up £1.5m million to pay for this new 25-strong team.

Nick Smart, from the federation's West Yorkshire branch, says the former detectives being brought in have "a wealth of experience" and using them means other staff can deal with "here-and-now" cases.