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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 10 February 2015

Live Reporting

By Alasdair Gill

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

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

We'll be back again at 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Coming up on BBC One

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me and Amy Garcia at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we talk to the Conservative MP who's quite literally hit the roof to protest at the desperate need for repairs at a dilapidated school in Calderdale.

Josh Warrington
BBC

Also, the Leeds 10km run was launched in the city today with the help of local hero and boxing champion Josh Warrington (pictured). We'll find out what he has to say about this latest challenge.

Incinerator plans approved

Pontefract & Castleford Express

Controversial plans for a waste incinerator at Kellingley Colliery have been given the go-ahead today

despite objections from those living close to the site.

Artist's impression of incinerator
Pontefract and castleford expres

A dry and frosty night

Paul Hudson

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight, it'll be dry, quite cloudy but with some clearer spells, leading to mist and patchy fog. The minimum temperature will be about 1C (34F) with a widespread ground frost.

Weather forecast
BBC

Tomorrow will be dry but with variable, often large, amounts of cloud. There'll be some bright or sunny intervals in places later.

The top temperature will be about 6C (43F).

Preview: Reading v Leeds

BBC Sport

Leeds have Giuseppe Bellusci back in contention after suspension but Sol Bamba, impressive in his absence,

may keep him out at the heart of defence.

Coach Neil Redfearn could hand new striker Edgar Cani a first start while Chris Dawson is also in contention.

Reading are unbeaten in the last five meetings at home, winning two. Leeds' last win there was 1-0 in the old Division Two in December 1987.

MP 'electioneering' over school cash

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) in Calderdale has criticised local Conservative MP Craig Whittaker for "electioneering" after he said he was "incandescent" when two dilapidated schools in his constituency missed out on the latest round of funding for repairs.

Sue McMahon, NUT secretary in Calderdale, says: "The local Conservative MP has said he's been lobbying, but I do wonder about the sincerity - what's he actually been doing for the past five years?

"To find out he's up-in-arms sounds like electioneering to me in the run-up to the General Election."

History in the making at Halifax

Katherine Hannah

Sports Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

FC Halifax Town can make history tonight

if they beat Wrexham to reach the semi-finals of the FA Trophy.

The Shaymen have never made it past the quarter final stage in this competition.

A win would set up a two-legged semi-final against Torquay.

Bishop sets out on tour

Telegraph & Argus

Bradford's new Area Bishop is spending five weeks living in different parts of the region as part of a bid

to get to know his area better.

Bishop of Bradford
Telegraph and argus

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Calder Valley Conservative MP Craig Whittaker has been protesting on top of a West Yorkshire school today to highlight the need for building repairs.

Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

Road closed after accident

BBC Travel News reports the A6177 Great Horton Road in Bradford is closed and there's slow traffic in both directions between the Horton Park Avenue junction and the A647 Great Horton Road junction because of an accident.

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BBC Short Form team
BBC

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Your views

Martin Coldrick

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.

Stolen jewellery 'of emotional value'

A further update on the police appeal for help in finding a large amount of Asian jewellery

which was stolen from a house in Halifax sometime between September last year and last month.

Items of stolen jewellery
West yorkshire police

Police say it's not known exactly when the items were taken, although it's suspected that someone with access to the house took the items.

PC Sally Musket says: "As it's wedding jewellery, it's not often checked - resulting in the victim only noticing it was missing recently. Clearly these items are of emotional value to the victims."

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Calder Valley Conservative MP Craig Whittaker is urging the government to help two schools in desperate need of repair after they missed out on the latest round of funding.

Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

City landmark renovation stalls

Yorkshire Evening Post

Vital renovation work on a crumbling Leeds landmark has stalled -

after the builders walked out on the £650,000 project.

Carpet showroom building
yorkshire evening post

Frosty scene at Holmfirth

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Bob Newton from Honley for sending in this frostily atmospheric picture taken this morning, looking towards Holmfirth High School from Oldfield.

Frosty scene near Holmfirth
Bob newton

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BBC Travel News reports there's slow traffic and one lane is closed on the M621 westbound between J7, A61 (Stourton) and J6, Belle Isle Road, because of an accident.

News on the hour

Davinia Ramos

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker is urging the government to help two schools in desperate need of repairs after they missed out on the latest round of funding.

The NUT says Todmorden and Calder High schools have water running down the walls.

Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

MP 'hits roof' over school funding

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

A West Yorkshire MP has "hit the roof" to highlight the need for repairs at a dilapidated school in Calderdale which has missed out on the latest round of government funding.

MP on school roof
BBC

Todmorden High school found out yesterday that it wasn't on the list of 19 schools in Yorkshire to get government funding for repairs as part of a national programme giving priority to urgent cases.

Conservative MP for the Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker, has held a news conference from the roof of the school. He denies it's a pre-election stunt and says he'll be "hammering home" to the Prime Minister that Todmorden High should be prioritised.

Battle looms over new homes

Telegraph & Argus

Campaign groups fighting development across the Bradford district

are gearing up for their next big battle.

Delays after water main burst

BBC Travel News reports one lane is closed and there's slow traffic on Meanwood Road in Sheepscar, Leeds, at the Cambridge Road junction because of a burst water main and emergency repairs.

Historic house's 'healing' role revealed

The role of Temple Newsam in Leeds as a hospital during World War One

is revealed this weekend as a new exhibition opens at the historic house.

Temple Newsam
Betty longbottom/geograph

The Healing Home exhibition shows what life was like at Temple Newsam from 1915 to 1917, when the south wing was used as a convalescent hospital where wounded soldiers could recover from treatment.

The display, which opens on Saturday, brings together new research and family histories and tells the stories of two soldiers linked to the house, Belgian Cyrille Desager and George Ryder, who served in the West Yorkshire Regiment.

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor is to continue for the next three years, but some traps used by the shoot to control predators will be banned.

Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

Appeal over stolen wedding jewellery

Anyone in Halifax who is offered a large amount of valuable Asian wedding jewellery

is being asked to contact police.

Item of stolen jewellery
West yorkshire police

The jewellery is believed to have been stolen from a house in Milton Place sometime between 14 September 2014 and 15 January 2015, say police.

The items include a gold headpiece, earrings, nose piece, temple piece, two necklaces and a ring. Other items include five gold men's rings, a gold locket and a gold wrist strap.

A dry and bright afternoon

Lisa Gallagher

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will see bright or sunny spells across West Yorkshire.

Weather forecast
BBC

It'll stay dry with light westerly winds. The top temperature will be about 9C (48F) in the brightest spots, but 6C (43F) where the cloud lingers.

Coming up on BBC Look North

Nicola Hudson

Presenter, BBC Look North

Join me at 13:35 on BBC One as we report from Calderdale where staff at two schools which missed out on the latest round of government funding say the buildings are in desperate need of repair.

Also we'll be up on Ilkley Moor to get reaction to the news that grouse shooting is to continue there for at least the next three years, despite objections from animal rights supporters.

Rhubarb revelations in Wakefield

Rhubarb fudge, rhubarb goats' cheese, rhubarb pizza and many other rhubarb-related specialities will be on the menu in Wakefield next week

as the district's annual Rhubarb Festival gets under way.

Forced rhubarb being picked near Wakefield
AFP/getty images

Running from Friday 20 February to Sunday 22 February, it celebrates the role rhubarb has played in the area as part of the "Rhubarb Triangle" where the plant has been grown for at least 150 years.

Did you know that Wakefield's rhubarb has even joined the hallowed ranks of Europe's protected foods, with the same status as Champagne and Parma Ham?

News on the hour

Julie Langford

News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

Grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor is to continue for the next three years, Bradford Council has decided.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

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.

'Monumental opposition' to grouse shooting

A further update on Bradford Council giving the green light a short time ago to the continuation of grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor, at least for the next three years.

Grouse standing on wall
PA

Campaigners calling for a ban on the activity told BBC Radio Leeds earlier today there was a "monumental amount of opposition" locally to the practice.

Michael Bray, from Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor, said claims by grouse shooting supporters that it helped conservation was "pie in the sky": "This is about a few people having a few days' sport. It's something that doesn't need to happen on Ilkley Moor."

Schools 'betrayed' over repair cash

Telegraph & Argus

None of the eight Bradford schools proposed for major expansions have been included in the latest wave of government funding,

a situation one leading councillor condemned as a "betrayal".

Grouse shooting to continue

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Bradford Council's executive has just announced its decision to continue grouse shooting for at least the next three years, but has also said that traps used by the shoot to control predators on the moor will now be banned.

The council considered a ban on grouse shooting after a call from animal rights campaigners. Currently, Bingley Moor Partnership has the right to continue the practice until 2018.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor is to continue for the next three years, Bradford Council has decided.

Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

MP's anger over school repair cash

The Calder Valley Conservative MP Craig Whittaker is urging the government to help two West Yorkshire schools in need of repairs after they missed out on the latest round of funding.

Craig Whittaker
BBC

In the second round of the Government's Priority School Building Programme, 11 senior and eight junior schools in Yorkshire made successful bids, but two - Todmorden High and Calder High - lost out.

Mr Whittaker says both schools "urgently" need money for repairs: "I for one am incandescent about the decision. Here we are yet again missing out on vital money".

Academy praised for progress

Yorkshire Post

An academy which was thrown into turmoil last year when it lost its sponsor

has been praised for its rapid improvement by Ofsted.

Leeds East Academy
yorkshire post

Stunning scenes at Dark Peak

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Dave Overend for sending us this stunning photograph he's taken of vapour trails on the edge of the Dark Peak above Holmfirth.

Vapour trails
dave overend

We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not

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'Strong response' to budget consultation

A public consultation into Bradford Council's budget proposals for 2015-16 has met with a "strong response",

the council has said.

Bradford City Park
chris downer/geograph

The authority faces making £41m savings in the next financial year, and has asked local residents and business for their views on what it describes as "significant" budget cuts.

The results of the consultation so far will go before the council's executive later today, with the full council set to consider its budget plans later this month.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Animal-rights campaigners are calling on Bradford Council to ban grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor.

A meeting's being held now to decide whether to allow the Bingley Moor Partnership the right to continuing hunting until 2018.

Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

Incinerator approval expected

Pontefract & Castleford Express

Plans for a waste incinerator at Kellingley Colliery are expected to be given the go ahead today

despite objections from those living close to the site.

Protestors
Pontefract & castleford express