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  1. Updates from Friday 30 January 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return from 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Oliver Wright and Alasdair Gill

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's it for BBC Local Live for today.

    The service will be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Leeds and West Yorkshire.

  2. Coming up on Look North

    Harry Gration

    Presenter, BBC Look North

    A Scarborough charity, which supports survivors of sexual abuse, is now applying to the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust to help fund its work.

    HOPE says it has seen a dramatic rise in the number of people seeking help following investigations into abuse claims against Savile and the former Scarborough mayor Peter Jaconelli.

    Watch the broadcast here at 18:30.

  3. Sunny spells and wintry showers

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It will be cold and windy with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers tomorrow.

    Any showers are likely to be confined to eastern areas. Maximum temperature of 4C (39F).

  4. Slovakian 'most wanted' deported

    A man described as one of Slovakia's most wanted has been arrested by officers in Bradford and extradited back to his home country, following the issue of five European Arrest warrants.

    Daniel Herak, 42, was wanted in Slovakia over a string of alleged offences which carry a maximum sentence of nearly 40 years.

    He faces charges of robbery and threats to kill, real estate fraud, obtaining property by deception and mobile phone fraud.

  5. Pole dancing

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Footage has emerged showing lamps on the M62 motorway at Lofthouse in West Yorkshire swaying violently in the wintry weather over the last 24 hours.

    Swaying lamps on M62

    The Highways Agency said the motorway lights were subjected to "vortex shedding", which is when the natural frequency of the lamp column matches the speed of the wind.

  6. Bobby and Christi Shepherd inquest

    Wakefield Express

    Witness are refusing to co-operate with an inquest into the deaths of Bobby and Christi Shepherd who died while on holiday in Corfu.

    Bobby and Christi Shepherd

    Frustration that some individuals have declined to take part in the inquest into the deaths of the Horbury schoolchildren emerged at a hearing today.

  7. Harry up for TV award

    BBC Look North

    Look North's Harry Gration has been nominated for Regional Presenter of the year at the Royal Television Society Journalism Awards.

    Harry presented Look North from 1984 to 1994 and returned to the programme after a brief break in 1999.

    Harry Gration

    The winners will be announced in London on 18 February. We hope you'll join us in wishing him luck.

  8. How not to rob a bank

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    A robber who downloaded guides on "how to rob a bank" has been jailed for 11 years after carrying out raids across the country.

    Gregory Dike

    Gregory Dike, 38, from London carried out robberies in Leeds, Liverpool and Middlesex last year but was stopped in his tracks when he was caught fleeing from a NatWest branch in Rowley Regis in the West Midlands.

  9. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire Police is tracing a number of passports and travel documents stolen in a burglary in Bradford.

    The break-in on Killinghall Drive was particularly distressing for the family because their dead daughter's possessions were taken.

    Listen to the 17:00 bulletin.

  10. Mapping stop and search

    West Yorkshire Police has signed up to a new Home Office scheme which maps details of police stop and searches.

    The force is one of 14 which launched the stop and search mapping scheme on today.

    Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Paul Money said: "Members of the public rightly want to know that these powers are being used properly, effectively and proportionately."

  11. 'Austin staying put'

    Dave Fletcher

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Head coach Neil Redfearn says Rudi Austin will not be leaving Leeds United in the January transfer window.

    Neil Redfearn

    There has been reported interest in the midfielder, but Redfearn says Austin is an integral part of what United are trying to achieve.

    Meanwhile, Huddersfield Town's Jonathan Hogg is unlikely to recover from a thigh strain in time to face Leeds United in the West Yorkshire derby tomorrow.

  12. Burgess on code switch

    BBC Sport

    Dewsbury-born rugby player Sam Burgess has been talking about his switch to rugby union ahead of his England Saxons debut against Ireland Wolfhounds on Friday.

    England's Sam Burgess

    The former Rugby League star switched codes to join Bath from the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the end of the season in October 2014.

  13. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Bradford mum has made a heartfelt plea after burglars broke into her home and stole her dead daughter's passport.

    Aisha Hanif died from a genetic condition when she was just 12 years old.

    Listen to the bulletin.

  14. Gaffer tape and the Eiffel Tower

    Johnny I'Anson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    tweets: Relentless purveyors of carnage @StranglersSite are our Weekend Artist. Great tales this arvo of gaffer tape, a frenchman & the Eiffel Tower

    Listen to Johnny live here until 18:00.

  15. Arson appeal

    West Yorkshire Police have appealed for witnesses to a suspected arson attack at an address in Bromley Bank, Denby Dale.

    Arson attack on property in Denby Dale

    The incident in which the house and a garden shed and fence were damaged happened between 10 and 11 January.

    Pc Kirsten Ford said: "This fire caused extensive damage to the garden and fences and it was lucky that it did not spread to other properties."

  16. Bin crews back at work

    Kirklees Council tweets: Our bin crews are out this afternoon & tomorrow catching up on missed bins due to the snow, especially grey bins.

  17. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A schoolgirl from Bradford has raised nearly £1,000 to set-up a "cat retirement home".

    Animal-lover Emily Sawyer, 13, says the money will be used to house elderly felines at Allerton Cat Rescue.

    Listen to the bulletin.

  18. Jason Pearce swaps Leeds for Wigan

    BBC Sport

    Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic have signed Leeds United defender Jason Pearce for an undisclosed fee.

    Jason Pearce

    Former Portsmouth and Bournemouth centre-back Pearce, 27, has signed an unspecified "long-term deal".

    He is the third player to join the Latics this month, after the arrivals of Liam Ridgewell and Chris Herd.

  19. Trains running at reduced speed

    Northern Rail tweets: Due to a vehicle striking a bridge at #BradfordInterchange trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines.

  20. Teen rapist jailed

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    A teenager trapped a six-year-old girl in a room and brutally raped her at a foster home.

    Aaron Abbott, now aged 23, was 16 at the time he carried out the brutal attack on the youngster at the house in south Leeds.

    Abbott was jailed for nine years at Leeds Crown Court after a jury found him guilty of rape.

  21. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A schoolgirl from Bradford has raised nearly £1,000 to set-up a "cat retirement home".

    Animal-lover Emily Sawyer, who's 13, says the money will be used to house elderly felines at Allerton Cat Rescue.

    Listen to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

  22. McLean extends Posh loan

    BBC Sport

    Bradford City striker Aaron Mclean has returned to Peterborough United on loan until the end of the season.

    Aaron Mclean

    The 31-year-old had spent the last three months on loan at Posh, scoring once in 10 games.

    He left London Road to join Hull five years ago and moved to Bradford in January last year.

  23. River runs orange

    The Environment Agency has tweeted: We're responding to reports that #Bradford Beck, #Shipley, is orange. This is caused by water discharge from old mine workings.

    Bradford Beck, Shipley

    It added: We're locating the source and assessing the impact on the river.

  24. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire MP Alec Shelbrooke is hosting a dementia summit in Leeds today to address what he's described as the "gaps in care" for sufferers.

    Listen to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

  25. New train plea

    Oliver Wright

    BBC Local Live

    Richard Allan, the Commercial Director of Northern Rail, has told BBC Radio Leeds that the company needs new trains to help meet growing passenger numbers.

    He said: "The franchise that we've operated for the last 10 years wasn't expected to grow, the forecasts were that we would carry 60m people a year but we're now carrying nearly 100m people a year.

    "We reacted to that, we've brought in additional trains but they have been older...but really we need more trains, we need better trains and we need electric trains."

    Earlier this month, The Commons Transport Select Committee said rail passengers outside the south-east of England are expected to put up with "cast-off" trains.

  26. £12m Tour boost

    The Tour de France Grand Depart brought an almost £12m boost to the Bradford district in 2014, a report into the race's impact has found.

    Tour de France in Yorkshire

    The research measured the economic and social impact over 5 and 6 July, the Welcome to Yorkshire report said.

    About 380,000 spectators watched around the Bradford area over the two days.

  27. Odeon repairs continue

    Bradford Council tweets: Repair works are beginning next week on the former Bradford Odeon building's domes.

    Odeon in Bradford

    The work is part of an £18m scheme to turn the former cinema and concert hall into a live music venue.

    A council spokesman said contractors would be installing new copper coverings on the roofs of the domes to prevent water from getting inside and replacing water damaged steel ring beams at the bottom of the domes.

  28. Tourist office move

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    The main tourist office in Leeds, which is one of the UK's busiest, is to move from its railway station home of 20 years.

    Leeds Visitor Centre, which sees 2,000 people pass through it daily, will close at Leeds City Station tonight (Jan 30) and reopen in the cafe and gift shop of Leeds Art Gallery on Monday in a bid to save over £100,000 a year.

  29. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A senior figure at Northern Rail has told BBC Radio Leeds that the company is pressing the government for new trains rather than refurbished locos from elsewhere in the network.

    Listen to the 12:00 bulletin for more.

  30. Pitch inspection

    FC Halifax Town tweets: There will be a pitch inspection at the @ShayStadium at 9.30am on Saturday morning.

    The Vanarama Conference side are due to face top-of-the-table side Barnet FC at 15:00 tomorrow.

    The Shaymen, currently sitting seventh in the league, will be hoping to move into the play-off places following on from their 1-0 win away at AFC Telford on Tuesday.

  31. Satellite image

    Oliver Wright

    BBC Local Live

    The Met Office has posted a fascinating satellite image of the snow storms that blighted much of northern England, including West Yorkshire, on Thursday on Twitter.

    Satellite image

    It tweeted: Satellite image from yesterday showing #uksnow in northern areas. The swirl of cloud is an area of organised snow

  32. Counterfeit tobacco crackdown

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    More than 20 venues in Leeds were caught selling illicit tobacco products in an undercover sting.

    Continental shops, a city centre pub and a retailer close to Leeds' universities were allegedly among those flogging counterfeit tobacco and illicit whites - cigarettes that have been smuggled into the UK from abroad.

  33. Funding deadline

    The deadline to apply for a grant from the Ann Maguire Fund closes at 17:00 today.

    Ann Maguire

    The fund focuses on arts education and was set up in memory of Mrs Maguire who was murdered by schoolboy Will Cornick at Corpus Christi College, in Leeds, last April.

  34. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Events are taking place in London - and here in Yorkshire - to mark the 50th anniversary of the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.

    The boat which carried his coffin along the Thames is recreating the journey, while at the National Railway Museum in York, the funeral train has gone on display for the first time in half a century.

    Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

  35. Pit protest

    Pontefract & Castleford Express

    Miners at troubled Kellingley Colliery will reignite the spirit of the Miners' Strike to fight against the pit's closure.

    Yvette Cooper MP and NUM representatives

    Members of Kellingley's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) branch will join miners from Thoresby and Hatfield pits tomorrow to protest against the closure.

  36. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire MP Alec Shelbrooke will host a dementia summit in Leeds today to address what he's described as the "gaps in care" for sufferers.

    It will also share some of the work done in Rothwell, which became one of the first dementia friendly communities in the country.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

  37. Woodhead pass reopens

    We've just heard that the A628 Woodhead Pass has been cleared of snow and is now open. The road had been closed between the A616 Flouch roundabout and A57 Woolley Lane.

    Elsewhere on the roads TransDev Keighley have tweeted: SNOW UPDATE 0850 - All services operating normal line of route. Aviva Yorkshire are also tweeting good news: All services running normally at this time.

    In South Yorkshire, Travel South Yorkshire has tweeted a link to the latest news on tram, train and bus services in the region.

  38. Waste collections

    Calderdale Council's waste and recycling service tweets: All crews out, proceeding with care. Starting with outstanding work from Thurs. Routes to be assessed through the day.

  39. Winter wonderland

    Tim Ingram has tweeted this wonderful photo of deep snow bathed in the early morning light at Holywell Green, in Calderdale.

    Sunrise at Holywell Green, Calderdale

    We'd love to see you photos of the snow and ice across South and West Yorkshire.

    Why not email or tweet us.

  40. Snow and ice delays

    Stagecoach Yorkshire has tweeted: We have delays to services due to snow, ice and heavy traffic. Please bear with us.

    For up to date information on Stagecoach services click here.

  41. Travel warning

    Oliver Wright

    BBC Local Live

    West Yorkshire Police have posted this sobering image of a badly damaged vehicle on its Facebook page and warned motorists to take care on the roads.

    car wreck

    The photo was taken on the M1 on Thursday.

    A force spokesman said: "Please drive to the conditions, it is very icy out there this morning. Take care and slow down."

  42. South Yorkshire school closures

    Oliver Wright

    BBC Local Live

    Several schools across South Yorkshire have been in touch to say they will be closed today or will be opening later than usual.

    To find out if your school is one of those affected and for the latest updates take a look at the Barnsley Council, Doncaster Council, Rotherham Council, and Sheffield City Council websites.

  43. Take extreme care

    West Yorkshire Police are urging people to use extreme care on roads and pavements today.

    A force spokesperson said: "Depending on where you live, we have it all; snow, slush, frozen slush, and black ice."

  44. Woodhead Pass closed

    BBC Travel reports that the A628 Woodhead Pass is closed in both directions between Flouch roundabout in Langsett and Gun Inn Traffic Lights in Greater Manchester, because of snow.

  45. Snowy sunrise

    Oliver Wright

    BBC Local Live

    BBC cameraman Malik Walton has posted this dramatic photo of sunrise over a snowy Baildon Moor, near Shipley.

    Baildon Moor

    If you've got a picture of the wintry landscapes across South and West Yorkshire why not share it with us.

    You can email or tweet us with your pictures.

  46. School transport cancelled

    Sheffield City Council tweets: Due to weather conditions Special Educational Needs Transport is cancelled and will not be running today.

  47. 1,700km of roads gritted

    Wakefield Council tweets: #wakeywinter gritting team worked through the night and have travelled over 1700km in the last 12hrs gritting both priority and estate roads

    Generic gritting lorry image
  48. Icy start

    Clare Nasir

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Today will be a quieter day, although there will be an icy start and very cold with many areas still having lying snow.

    BBC Weather 30 January 2015

    Apart from a few showers clipping Pennine districts many areas will be dry.

    Highs will reach 2C (35F) to 4C (39F) with a brisk northwesterly wind.

  49. Good Morning

    Oliver Wright

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning, following yesterday's heavy snowfall and icy conditions persisting across parts of Yorkshire we will once again be widening out the Local Live page to cover both West and South Yorkshire.

    I'll be bringing you the latest weather and travel updates until 18:00.