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Summary

  1. Doctor cocaine allegations investigated
  2. Bus company increases fares by almost 3%
  3. Plans announced for 66,000 homes in Leeds
  4. Pupils sent home on first day back
  5. Council apology over missed bin collections
  6. FA Cup: Leeds, Huddersfield out; Bradford survive
  7. Updates for Monday 5 January 2015

Live Reporting

By Alasdair Gill

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

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

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

  2. Coming up on Look North tonight

    Amy Garcia

    Presenter, BBC Look North

    Plans to ease the region's housing crisis took a step forward today when Leeds City Council became the latest Yorkshire authority to announce details of where and how thousands of new homes can be built over the next decade.

    And a major incident has been declared at Scarborough Hospital for the first time in its history after huge demand on its accident emergency unit.

    Our health correspondent Jamie Coulson will be updating the story from the hospital on Look North on BBC One from 18:30.

  3. Supermarkets drop petrol prices

    Brian Milligan

    Personal Finance Reporter, BBC News

    Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons has followed Asda in making further fuel price cuts that will bring the price of petrol ever closer to £1 a litre.

    petrol pump

    Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Asda are all reducing prices by 2p a litre on both petrol and diesel.

  4. Rain then sunny spells tomorrow

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Tomorrow will start off cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading from the west.

    Becoming dry in the afternoon with sunny spells and a maximum temperature of 9C (48F).

  5. Supermarket weep

    BBC Sport

    This is the moment that Swedish supermarket manager Peter Sajwani shocked Huddersfield's James Wilson at the BDO World Championships.

    Sweden's Peter Sajwani

    Sajwani, who has been suffering with illness, was a set down before going on to beat the top seed.

  6. Accident closes road in Leeds

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    There's been an accident on the A650 in Leeds which has closed the road in both directions between Rein Road junction and the Capitol Boulevard junction, BBC Travel says.

  7. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    An investigation is underway into claims that a senior doctor at Leeds General Infirmary took illegal drugs just before going on duty.

    Dr Colin Ferrie allegedly took cocaine and GHB - also known as liquid ecstasy - about an hour before he was on call.

    Listen to the bulletin at 17:00.

  8. Concern over birth centre closure

    Halifax Courier

    Concerns have been raised by expectant mothers following the temporary closure of the Calderdale Birth Centre.

    The centre, which offers an alternative to a maternity ward for mothers, has been closed because of staff sickness.

  9. Bus fare rises "disappointing"

    Grace Parnell

    BBC Local Live

    The chairman of public transport in West Yorkshire has attacked fare increases by the county's biggest bus operator.

    First Bus has increased its fares by an average of 2.8%.

    First Bus in Leeds

    Councillor James Lewis, chairman of West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee (WYCAT), said he was "disappointed" by the fare rise.

  10. Dry with sunny spells

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will be dry with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells.

    Into the evening it will be rather cloudy, with a little rain later.

  11. WATCH: Style on the slopes

    BBC Sport

    Bradford slopestyle snowboarder Jamie Nicholls shows off his off-piste skills in this video.

    Jamie Nicholls

    Jamie rides right through the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead and around the outside.

  12. 66,000-home plan for Leeds

    Louise Martin

    Politics Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds City Council has revealed plans to build 66,000 new homes in the city.

    Fifty-five per cent will be built on brownfield sites, with 23% on greenbelt and 20% on greenfield.

  13. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A senior doctor who treats sick children at Leeds General Infirmary is claimed to have taken illegal drugs - just before he was on call.

    The allegations have been made in the Mail on Sunday, alongside pictures that purport to show Dr Colin Ferrie snorting cocaine.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 16:00.

  14. This dog WAS just for Christmas

    Radio Leeds tweets: West Yorkshire Dog Rescue were contacted on Boxing Day to rehome a puppy by owners who bought it just 2 days earlier

  15. James Wilson crashes out at BDO

    BBC Sport

    Top seed James Wilson has suffered a shock defeat in round one of the BDO World Championships, losing 3-1 to Swedish supermarket manager Peter Sajwani.

    The 42-year-old from Huddersfield raced to the first set but his finishing then deserted him, allowing qualifier Sajwani to seal a famous victory.

  16. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    An investigation is underway into claims that a senior doctor at Leeds General Infirmary took illegal drugs just before going on duty.

    Dr Colin Ferrie allegedly took cocaine and GHB - also known as liquid ecstasy - about an hour before he was on call.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 15:00

  17. Misty morning drive

    Radio Leeds presenter Andrew Edwards tweets: Misty Meanwood morning en route to @BBCLeeds for 'return to reality' Monday. What should we call it? Drive 3-6pm.

    Meanwood
  18. Fuel price falls again

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Leeds-based supermarket Asda is cutting its fuel prices again.

    Petrol pump

    Asda is reducing its petrol and diesel by 2p a litre, effective from tomorrow.

    It means Asda customers will pay no more than 105.7p a litre for petrol, with diesel being 112.7p a litre.

  19. Man has part of ear bitten off

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A young man has suffered "life-changing injuries" after part of his ear was bitten off in an attack in a Huddersfield nightclub.

    Tokyo nightclub in Huddersfield

    Clubbers who witnessed the attack at the Tokyo club recovered the torn-off section of ear but doctors were unable to save it.

  20. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    An investigation has begun into claims that a senior doctor at a Leeds hospital took illegal drugs just before going on duty.

    Dr Colin Ferrie, who's worked at the LGI for 18 years, was filmed by the Mail on Sunday, allegedly taking cocaine and GHB.

  21. Protests over rail fare increases

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    It's not just bus fares that have gone up in the new year, train tickets are also more expensive in 2015.

    Money and train ticket

    The rail union the RMT is holding protests outside Leeds and Wakefield Kirkgate stations over fare increases of 2%, which came in on Friday.

    Members of the union will also be handing out leaflets objecting to government plans for the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express franchises, which they say will "slash services to ribbons".

  22. Rising costs behind fares increase

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Bus operator First has defended the 3% fare rises that have come into force across West Yorkshire this week.

    Bus

    Paul Turner, head of commercial for First in West Yorkshire, has told Radio Leeds costs have gone up across the business.

    He said: "The biggest cost is staff wages but there's other things like pensions. It's not just one single thing.

    "Part of the reason for doing this is for investment - we've launched a new ticketing system using mobile phones."

  23. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    An investigation has begun into claims that a senior doctor at a Leeds hospital took illegal drugs just before going on duty.

    Dr Colin Ferrie, who's worked at the LGI for 18 years, was filmed by the Mail on Sunday, allegedly taking cocaine.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 13:00.

  24. Give us your views

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place.

    We'd like to know what you think.

  25. Police cuts "go too far"

    Huddersfield Examiner

    The man responsible for West Yorkshire Police's budget says the cuts have gone too far.

    Mark Burns-Williamson

    The county's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson says the demands on him to keep reducing the budget - by £33.5m in 2015/16 - means the force is having to think differently how it will continue its role in the future.

  26. Spectacular sunrise

    Maz Bradley has sent us this striking picture of the sun rising over Emley, taken from Nettleton Hill.

    Sunrise over Emley

    We like to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not email or tweet your photographs to us?

  27. Pupils sent home on first day back

    Charles Heslett

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Hundreds of pupils are being sent home from Thornhill Community Academy near Dewsbury after the heating failed, according to headteacher Jonny Mitchell.

    Jonny Mitchell

    It's not known for how long the secondary school, which was the subject of Channel Four's Educating Yorkshire programme, will stay closed.

  28. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    An investigation has begun into claims that a senior doctor at a Leeds hospital took illegal drugs just before going on duty.

    Dr Colin Ferrie, who's worked at the LGI for 18 years, was filmed by the Mail on Sunday, allegedly taking cocaine.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 12:00.

  29. Council apologises over bin collections

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Calderdale Council has apologised to residents whose recycling bins were not collected last week.

    Recycling bins

    A spokesman added: "Please note that from this week, recycling collection will take place on the normal day, with additional services running at all hours, including on Saturday."

  30. Fares rise as fuel price drops

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Councillor James Lewis, chairman of transport authority Metro, has told Radio Leeds that he finds the bus fares increase "hugely frustrating".

    First has increased prices by almost 3% which the company says is necessary to improve services.

    But Mr Lewis said: "They have put fares up at the same time the cost of fuel is coming down.

    "I think a lot of this is driven by their need to make more money as a business."

  31. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A senior West Yorkshire hospital doctor is facing an investigation by his bosses into a newspaper claim that he took illegal drugs shortly before going on call.

    Dr Colin Ferrie, from Leeds General Infirmary, was pictured in the Mail on Sunday apparently taking cocaine just an hour before his shift.

  32. Bus firm 'must give value for money'

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Earlier we reported that bus operator First has increased fares in West Yorkshire by almost 3%.

    Linda McCord from Passenger Focus has told Radio Leedsthe bus operator must give passengers value for money if they don't want to lose custom over the price rise.

    Linda McCord

    "If fares keep going up people might vote with their feet and start taking their cars in," she said.

    "If the journey is not as they think it should be they might look to other options."

  33. Redundancy and rude customers

    Huddersfield Examiner

    Staff facing redundancy with the imminent closure of a Huddersfield store are also having to put up with rude and thoughtless customers, it has been claimed.

    Homebase, Huddersfield

    Bargain-hunters scrabbling for the remaining items at the Homebase store at Great Northern Retail Park are making life extra miserable for the 34 employees, who will all lose their jobs when the store closes a week on Saturday.

  34. Lane closures on M62

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Travel is now reporting that the queues on the M62 are the result of an accident involving a lorry.

    Two lanes are closed and there is congestion from J29 at Lofthouse to J32. Recovery work is under way.

  35. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds Credit Union says 2014 was its busiest year ever for loan applications.

    And Bradford-based debt charity Christians Against Poverty has launched hundreds of money management courses to help people concerned about interest rates going up this year.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 10:00.

  36. Missing woman found safe

    Police say a woman who went missing from a hospital in Leeds has been found "safe and well".

    Carly Smith leaving hospital

    West Yorkshire Police said 33-year-old Carly Smith from Dewsbury was found in the Harehills area of the city on Sunday.

  37. NHS England runs up £7m bill

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Staff at the new Leeds-based body set up to run the NHS spent more than £7m of taxpayers' cash on rail fares, flights and accommodation in just 12 months, new figures reveal.

    NHS England, which has main offices in Leeds and London, ran up bills of £600,000 a month on travel and hotel stays in 2013-14 in its first year of operation.

  38. On air now

    Richard Stead

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Will you have more - or less - money in your pocket in 2015?

    Leeds Credit Union has had its busiest year ever for loan applications and a record period for lending throughout November and December.

    We'll also be talking about Last Tango in Halifax. The Bafta-winning series filmed in West Yorkshire is returning to our screens for a third series.

    Listen in until 12:00.

  39. Bus fares go up

    If you're getting the bus today for the first time since the Christmas and New Year break then you might need some extra change.

    Coins

    Bus operator First has increased its prices by almost 3%, which the company says is to improve services.

  40. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Hospital managers have promised a thorough investigation into claims that a senior West Yorkshire doctor took cocaine and another illegal drug shortly before going on call.

    Dr Colin Ferrie, who's worked at Leeds General Infirmary for 18 years, was pictured in the Mail on Sunday apparently taking the drugs shortly before his shift.

    You can hear more in the bulletin at 09:00.

  41. Bradford earn Cup replay

    Bradford City earned a replay after sharing a six-goal thriller and coming within seven minutes of an FA Cup upset at Millwall.

    Scott McDonald

    But Huddersfield went down 1-0 at home to Championship counterparts Reading on Saturday with Nick Blackman scoring the only goal of the game.

  42. Leeds out of FA Cup

    Leeds United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Sunderland yesterday.

    Jack Rodwell and Rudolph Austin

    Manager Neil Redfearn thought his team should have had a penalty when Charlie Taylor was fouled on the edge of the area but the referee gave a free kick.

    Patrick van Aanholt's goal won the game for Sunderland.

  43. Lanes closed on M62

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Two lanes are closed and there's queuing traffic on the M62 westbound BBC Travel reports.

    A broken down vehicle is causing the problem between J30 at Rothwell and J29 at Lofthouse. Congestion is back to J31 at Castleford.

  44. Leeds doctor's cocaine allegations

    The NHS is to investigate claims that a senior doctor at a Leeds hospital took cocaine and other illegal drugs shortly before going on duty.

    Leeds General Infirmary

    The allegations were made in the Mail on Sunday newspaper which features pictures of Dr Colin Ferrie allegedly snorting cocaine.

  45. Cloudy with some bright spells

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A mostly cloudy day but not as cold as yesterday.

    Lisa Gallagher

    There will be some brighter spells at times, especially in the east, and though it will be dry for most, cloud over the Pennines could give the odd spot of drizzle. Highs of 7C.

  46. Good morning

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire on Monday, 5 January 2015.

    I'll be here until 18:00 with the latest news, sport and weather and the county's travel updates.

    Also please feel free to send me your news, pictures and comments via leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk.