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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 12 January 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume from 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Grace Parnell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    Updates have now finished for the day, but you will be able to get the latest news, sport, travel and weather from tomorrow at 08:00.

  2. Tonight's weather

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight, the weather remains rainy but it'll be clearing southwards, then clear spells and scattered showers, locally wintry.

    Paul Hudson

    The minimum temperature will be 1C (34F) with a ground frost, some icy patches and a moderate locally fresh southwest wind.

  3. Coming up on Look North

    BBC Look North

    The government's plans to create a northern economic powerhouse took a step forward today with the first meeting of a so-called Transport for the North.

    It is drawing up of plans for a new high speed Trans-Pennine railway and reducing motorway congestion. It could also oversee the introduction of a London style Oyster card.

    David Cameron and George Osborne

    Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne delivered a speech to business leaders on their long term economic plan.

    Watch this and more at 18:30.

  4. Leeds dad tried to stab wife to death in front of toddler

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    A "manipulative and controlling" husband stabbed his wife in the neck and chest in front of their three-year-old child after he refused to accept that she planned to leave him, a court heard.

    After the knife attack, Mahmood Sadiq, 44, from Leeds, used the toddler's bib to stop her bleeding to death.

    Mahmood Sadiq
  5. Northern rail plans

    Daragh Corcoran

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    City representatives from across the North of England met in Leeds today to set out their demands for the future of transport.

    The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said Yorkshire must unite with the rest of the North to produce a single plan for transport investment over the next 15 years.

    "Transport for the North" are setting up a shortlist of proposals including the possibility of a rail tunnel under the Pennines.

  6. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A three-year jail term's been handed out to a Leeds man who sexually abused a six-year-old girl.

    Stephen Barraclough, 54, was given an additional six months in jail after police found thousands of indecent images on two laptops.

    Listen to the 17:00 bulletin.

  7. Ladybird books at 100

    Andrew Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Some nostalgic memories of Ladybird books at 100 on the show today.

    PHILIP HUDSON

    Here's book expert Philip Howard who's been speaking to me about them on BBC Radio Leeds.

  8. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A man from Leeds who sexually abused a six-year-old girl has been sent to prison for three years.

    Stephen Barraclough, 54, was given an additional six months in jail after police found thousands of indecent images on two laptops.

    Listen to the 16:00 bulletin.

  9. Blind and deaf woman robbed by 'charity worker'

    Police in Wakefield have released CCTV after a man claiming to be a charity worker burgled a partially-sighted and deaf 95-year-old woman.

    Detective Constable Gary Wetherill of West Yorkshire Police said the incident happened around 10:00 on 18 December on Arncliffe Road in Eastmoor.

    The suspect claimed to work for a charity and demanded over £300 for low value household items the victim had not ordered.

    Car connected with burglary in Wakefield

    Police also want to identify a purple-blue people carrier.

  10. Ladybird Books

    Andrew Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    We're talking about Ladybird Books at 100 this afternoon.

    What to look for in Autumn and Winter - Ladybird book covers by Charles Tunnicliffe

    What titles do you remember? Listen Live.

  11. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A man from Leeds who sexually abused a six-year-old girl has been sent to prison for three years.

    Stephen Barraclough, 54, was given an additional six months in jail after police found thousands of indecent images on two laptops.

    Listen to the 15:00 bulletin.

  12. Bridgewater Place signs off

    Leeds City Council has tweeted that the warning signs around Bridgewater Place junction have now been switched off because wind speeds have "fallen below action levels".

  13. Your views

    Grace Parnell

    BBC Local Live

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  14. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Leeds man who sexually abused a six-year-old girl has today been jailed for three years.

    Stephen Barraclough, 54, was given an additional six months in prison after police found thousands of indecent images on two laptops.

    Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin.

  15. New homes 'would push the limit'

    Telegraph & Argus

    Plans for 130 homes on green fields would cause traffic jams and and push already full schools to the limit, say protestors in Bradford.

    Protestors at Greengates in Bradford

    An outline application to build the houses at Greengates has been submitted to Bradford Council, but with developers already wanting to build more than 600 homes on nearby sites the suggestion has been met with despair.

  16. The mood in Paris

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Rachel Davenport, originally from Luddenden in the Calder Valley, now lives in Paris and was amazingly close to the first shooting in the city last week.

    PARIS PICS

    She's been taking photos of the city for the past few days. Look at her pictures and hear her experiences here.

  17. Man stabbed wife in front of toddler

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    A "manipulative and controlling" husband stabbed his wife in the neck and chest in front of their three-year-old child after he refused to accept that she planned to leave him, a court heard.

    Mahmood Sadiq was jailed for 12-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to attempted murder over the near-fatal attack in November 2013 at the family home on Burley Lodge Terrace, Leeds.

  18. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    Rachel Davenport, originally from Luddenden in the Calder Valley, now lives and works in Paris.

    She said yesterday's show of unity, when an estimated 3,500,000 people were on the streets of France, was a defiant message.

    Listen to the 13:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Leeds.

  19. Bradford schools shortfall predicted

    Telegraph & Argus

    More than 500 children in Bradford could find themselves without a place at a secondary school within five years as a growing population piles on the pressure.

    Ralph Berry outside Dixons Allerton Academy

    Projected figures from Bradford Council suggest there will be a shortfall of 504 places across the district for pupils starting in year seven in 2019.

  20. M62 eastbound queues

    Grace Parnell

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Travel reports queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between J24/A629 at Ainley Top, and J25/A644 at Brighouse.

    It's because of an accident involving four vehicles earlier today. All lanes have now been re-opened.

  21. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Over 1,000 British farmers won't be paid for their milk today because of a financial crisis at one of Britain's dairy companies. First Milk is deferring a payment of £10m to boost its cash flow.

    Ben Kidson from Royd Moor Farm in Badsworth near Pontefract, who was forced to quit the dairy business 14 years ago, said dairy farmers will find it "devastating" not to have the payment.

    Listen to the 12:00 bulletin.

  22. Warnock to sign for Derby

    BBC Sport

    Leeds United left-back Stephen Warnock is set to sign for Derby County.

    Stephen Warnock

    The 33-year-old left-back, who won two England caps, started his career with Liverpool and has also played for Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa.

    Warnock joined Leeds in 2013 and has made 22 appearances this season, 21 of them starts in the Championship.

  23. Windy Leeds update

    Grace Parnell

    BBC Local Live

    Leeds City Council has issued an update on the wind situation at Yorkshire's tallest building.

    Bridgewater Place seen from Dewsbury Road in Leeds

    "During the high winds, weather warning measures are currently in pace for high sided vehicles on Bridgewater Place", the council said on Twitter.

    "The restrictions will be stepped up to full road closure if the wind speed increases, so please look out for further updates."

    The council decided to close the roads in times of high winds after pedestrian Edward Slaney died after being crushed by a lorry which was blown over in 2011.

  24. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The family of a new-born baby, who died in Bradford over 50 years ago, have joined a campaign asking the government to set-up a national investigation into why their baby son's remains were buried in an unmarked grave without their knowledge.

    Raymond Hudson died of the effects of thalidomide when he was just 12 hours old in 1962.

    Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin.

  25. Hotel robbery

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A terrified hotel porter was tied up and robbed by a masked man at knifepoint in the middle of the night. Detectives are now hunting a man with a Liverpool accent who robbed Bagden Hall Hotel at the village of Scissett near Huddersfield in the early hours of this morning.

    Bagden Hall, Scissett

    The robber got away with cash from the popular wedding venue after threatening the hotel's night porter at 00:40.

  26. Yorkshire woman "right proud" of Paris

    Liz Green

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Rachel Davenport is originally from Luddenden in the Calder Valley, but now lives and works in Paris. She's taken pictures of the city which we've put on our Facebook page.

    Rachel Davenport Paris photos

    She was close to the first shooting in Paris this week, and spoke to me on BBC Radio Leeds about it this morning.

    Yesterday, around 3,500,000 people were on the streets of France in a show of unity.

    Rachel says Parisians were "right proud", and there is a "sense of solidarity" in the city.

  27. Miners' Strike exhibition

    Grace Parnell

    BBC Local Live

    A new exhibition to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the miners' strike is set to open later at The National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield.

    Under The Skin by Yvette Vanson

    The strike ran from 5 March 1984 to 3 March 1985, and saw tens of thousands of miners walk out in protest at plans to close scores of pits.

    A spokesperson from the museum said the exhibition of work, which is by artist Yvette Vanson, is intended to "celebrate miners globally".

  28. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Troops will be deployed to protect Jewish schools and other sensitive sites across France following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. There are also plans to isolate Islamist prisoners from others being held in French jails, to prevent radicalisation.

    Rachel Davenport is originally from Luddenden in the Calder Valley and now lives and works in Paris. She says yesterday's show of unity - when an estimated three-and-half million people were on the streets of France - was a defiant message.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin.

  29. M1 lanes reopened

    BBC Travel

    All lanes have now re-opened on the M1 northbound at J42 at Lofthouse, because of an accident earlier, but there's very slow traffic all the way to J38/A637 at Darton.

    More from BBC Travel.

  30. Charlie Hebdo Paris terror vigils in Yorkshire

    Grace Parnell

    BBC Local Live

    Hundreds of people have joined vigils in West and South Yorkshire to show support for those killed in three days of terror in Paris.

    People at a vigil in Leeds' Millennium Square

    These people gathered in Leeds Millennium Square, but there were also vigils held in Bradford, Morley and across Yorkshire.

  31. News on the Hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Roads around Yorkshire's tallest building - Bridgewater Place in Leeds - have been closed to high-sided vehicles again this morning.

    Leeds Council says the restrictions - because of gale force winds - are likely to stay in place until lunchtime. Listen live here.

  32. Stephen Warnock rumours

    BBC Sport

    Defender Stephen Warnock, who is out of contract at Leeds United in the summer, is understood to be in talks with a Championship club about a move away from Elland Road.

    Stephen Warnock

    BBC Radio Leeds sport reporter Dave Fletcher says: "The 33-year-old has arguably been the club's most consistent player this season and was recently given the captaincy but has missed the last two games after suffering an ankle injury at Derby."

  33. A very windy morning with the risk of gales

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    There'll be a cloudy and wet start with some heavy downpours of rain, especially over the Pennines, before turning drier and brighter from the north this afternoon.

    Kay Crewdson

    Southern parts of Yorkshire will hold on to the cloud, and there'll be patchy outbreaks of rain through the afternoon.

    The gale-force southwesterly winds will gradually ease. Early highs around 10C will fall through the afternoon.

  34. Met Office wind warning

    BBC Weather

    Latest

    The Met Office have issued a yellow warning of wind in West Yorkshire this morning, updating the warning they issued on Saturday.

    BBC Weather says the public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport as another rapidly deepening area of low pressure is expected to move east just to the north of Scotland during Monday.

    Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely widely through the warning area, with gusts as high as 70 mph in western exposure, and possibly to the east of high ground.

  35. Post update

    Good morning

    Grace Parnell

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning,

    I will be bringing you all the latest news, weather, travel and sport from West Yorkshire today.

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