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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow
  2. Updates for Thursday 19 February 2015

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  1. Good evening

    That's all from local live for today. We're back tomorrow from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Dry and chilly

    Jennifer Bartram

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a generally dry night with isolated showers and clear spells.


    The low tonight will be 2C (36F)

  3. Coming up

    Harry Gration

    Presenter, BBC Look North

    On Look North tonight we hear about radical plans to renew Yorkshire's ageing train fleet.

    The plan is to use refurbished old London underground trains but they're even older than the trains they would replace.

    Old underground train

    And a coroner's accused the cosmetics industry of grossly under-estimating the numbers of people who suffer adverse reactions to hair dyes after hearing evidence about the death of a mum-of-two from Keighley.

    Watch the programme from 18:30.

  4. Bishop in ambulance visit

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service tweets: Chairman Della Cannings hosted a visit from the Bishop of Leeds @nickbaines today and told him all about our work.

    Della Cannings, Nick Baines
  5. Henna tattoo warning

    Mike Chilvers

    BBC News

    A coroner has warned about the dangers of having black henna tattoos and using hair dye after the death of a woman who suffered an allergic reaction.

    Julie McCabe, 38, of Keighley, died in 2012, a year after suffering an allergic reaction to her L'Oreal dye.

    She had black henna tattoo in 2007 and her reactions to her hair dye increased afterwards.

    Julie McCabe

    Returning an accidental death verdict, coroner Geoff Fell said he wanted to raise public awareness of this danger.

  6. Brewery boost for Bradford

    Telegraph & Argus

    Shaw Moisture Meters became part of Bradford's success story by pioneering the development of devices to help the textile industry identify overpriced wool.

    Its former headquarters is now set to form the backdrop to another positive chapter in Bradford's history with the opening of the first brewery in the city for half a century.

  7. Union concern over 'cast off' trains

    Alex Moss

    BBC News

    Proposals to run old London Underground trains on routes in northern England would see travellers getting the south's "cast offs", a union has said.

    Refitted District Line carriages are being offered as an affordable way to replace ageing Pacer trains.

    One of the London Underground trains that is being refurbished

    The Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) said it did not want second hand trains on the northern network.

  8. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Thirty-five-year-old underground trains could soon be running on West Yorkshire's rail network.

    The units - currently running on the District Line in London - are being refurbished so they can ease overcrowding, and could be in service as early as next year, when the Northern Rail franchise is up for grabs.

    The firm in charge of the work, Viva Rail, says people won't recognise them once they've been refurbished but Mickey Thompson from the RMT transport union says passengers here are being fobbed off - yet again.

    Listen to the 17:00 bulletin live.

  9. Music or cricket?

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    Headingley Cricket ground could begin hosting music concerts if a decision by councillors in Leeds goes their way later.

    Headingley Stadium

    The ground wants permission to put on what they describe as three acts a year.

    Madness have already been lined up to perform this September if all goes to plan.

  10. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    From next year old London Underground trains could be running on railway lines here in Yorkshire.

    The trains are being refurbished so they can ease overcrowding. The plan's being criticised by unions who say the north is getting London's "cast offs."

    But Adrian Shooter from Viva Rail, which is converting them, says it won't be a step back in time.

    Listen to the 16:00 live

  11. Build your own boat!

    Experience Wakefield tweets: Join Wakefield Museum for a boat inspired workshop, designing your own boat along with other boat related crafts. More here.

  12. Hair dye death

    Larry Budd

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A verdict of accidental death has been recorded on a woman from Keighley who had an allergic reaction to hair dye.

    Julie McCabe, 38, lapsed into a coma in 2011 after using a hair product at home.

    Julie McCabe

    Mrs McCabe died a year later from heart failure due to brain damage.

  13. Pain relief research

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    We have more details about the research the Jane Tomlinson Appeal is to support.

    Scientists will examine whether a sports medicine technique could give patients undergoing cancer treatments a life-changing boost.

    In her final few months, amateur athlete Jane was treated with 'Kinesiology tape', the sort of strapping used by Olympic athletes.

    Kinesiology taping

    It helped lift her rib cage giving her organs, which had swollen during her cancer treatments, more space to move.

    Professor Mark Johnson, Professor of Pain and Analgesia at Leeds Beckett University said: "Kinesiology taping is a relatively new technique so it has not been used much in cancer settings. As a consequence there has been very little research on the type of patients that may benefit from using it."

  14. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    From next year old London Underground trains could be running on railway lines in Yorkshire.

    The trains are being refurbished so they could ease overcrowding on some routes.

    The plan's being criticised by unions who say the north is getting London's "cast offs."

    Listen to the 15:00 bulletin live.

  15. Any old trains?

    Johnny I'Anson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    From 15:00 on BBC Radio Leeds I will be talking old trains in the north being replaced with old trains from the south and if music concerts at Headingley Cricket ground will get given the go ahead?

  16. One on One

    Martin Kelner

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    My One on One guest today is motivational speaker Stephen Robinson.

    Stephen lost his right arm at the age of 18 following a motorcross accident.

    Hear him from 14:00 on BBC Radio Leeds.

  17. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A judge has ruled Leeds United's former technical director, Gwyn Williams, was not unfairly dismissed for sending an obscene e-mail.

    The 66-year-old was sacked for gross misconduct in July 2013 after sending a picture of naked, muddy women in a shower to three former colleagues.

    He was claiming half a million pounds in compensation, but today at the High Court in London Mr Justice Lewis dismissed Williams' case, describing it as a serious "breach of duty". Listen live to the latest bulletin.

  18. Boy assaulted update

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    West Yorkshire Police have given more details about an assault on a 12-year-old boy in Leeds last night.

    The boy was found seriously injured, with head and facial injuries, on playing fields off Butt Lane in Farnley.

    The force says a 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and is currently in custody.

  19. Station improvements

    Northern Rail tweets: As part of station improvement works the platform canopy at Hebden Bridge has been refurbished, what do you think?

    Hebden Bridge Station
  20. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    A 12-year-old boy has been seriously assaulted in Leeds.

    It happened last night on playing fields off Butt Lane in Farnley and 15-year-old boy has been arrested and remains in custody.

    Listen to the latest bulletin live.

  21. United dismissal claim fails

    Adam Pope

    Leeds United Commentator

    Former Leeds United technical director Gwyn Williams has lost his High Court claim for £250,000 in damages for wrongful dismissal against the club.

  22. Your views

    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.

  23. Fresh hearing for care home nurse

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A Kirklees care home nurse who avoided being struck off after failing to attempt resuscitation on a dying patient in 2012 is to face a second disciplinary hearing over the incident.

  24. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    A 12-year-old boy has been seriously assaulted in Leeds.

    It happened last night on playing fields off Butt Lane in Farnley and 15-year-old boy has been arrested and remains in custody.

    Listen to the latest bulletin live.

  25. United damages claim fails

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Leeds United's former technical director has lost his High Court damages claim over his dismissal for sending an email containing "obscene" images of naked women in the shower.

    Elland Road

    Gwyn Williams, 66, who was summarily dismissed for gross misconduct in July 2013, was seeking up to £250,000 in compensation for breach of contract.

  26. Karate kid goes viral

    Yorkshire Post

    A pint-sized karate kid has become an online star after a video of her practicing was watched by 15 million people.

    Sophie Wong

    Sophie Wong's mini martial arts routine has become an internet sensation since a video recorded at Premier Martial Arts Leeds, in Carlton Mills, Armley, Leeds, was uploaded on to social networking site Facebook on 4 February.

  27. Appeal over boy assault

    West Yorkshire Police tweets: Appeal: 12-Year-Old Boy Seriously Assaulted, Leeds. More information.

  28. Road closure

    Leeds Travel Info tweets: Pontefract Lane in Leeds closed northbound at the A63 junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

  29. Changing faces in Leeds

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    A national charity that supports people with disfigurements has opened a new clinic for patients across Leeds today.

    The new Changing Faces clinic at Street Lane Practice in Roundhay offers psychological support and social skills training, as well as skin camouflage, to people with scars, injuries or conditions that affect their appearance.

  30. Skyscraper safety measures

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Work is nearly complete on a new safety shield at a Leeds skyscraper plagued by a dangerous 'wind tunnel' effect during stormy conditions.

    Bridgewater Place, Leeds

    Around 60 metres of reinforced glass is being put up to protect pedestrians on Great Wilson Street, close to the base of Bridgewater Place.

  31. Bus station opening

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    Castleford's new £6m bus station will officially open its doors to the public this weekend.

    Castleford Bus Station

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority says it will offer up to 12,000 travellers a comfortable and secure transport hub from Sunday.

    In addition to a covered waiting concourse, the new bus station features 24-hour monitored CCTV coverage, electronic departure information and passenger help points

  32. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    It could be months before a suspect in a deadly arson attack in Huddersfield over a decade ago is brought back to Britain to face justice.

    Shahid Mohammed is being detained in Pakistan, after skipping bail here in 2002.

    But, as the UK has no extradition treaty with Pakistan, it's expected to be a lengthy process before he's bought home. Listen to the latest news live.

  33. Elland Road life

    Katherine Hannah

    Sports Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds United assistant coach Steve Thompson has been talking to me about his relationship with Neil Redfearn and the youngsters in the squad.

    Listen to the interview here.

  34. Council jobs to go

    BBC News Online reports more than 1,000 jobs will be lost as Kirklees Council cuts £69m from its budget over the next three years.

    The council, which is under no overall control, voted to raise council tax by 1.95%.

    Huddersfield Town Hall

    The budget was passed by Labour and Green councillors voting together. The Conservatives had wanted to freeze council tax.

    Protesters against the cuts held a rally outside the budget meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall last night.

  35. Charity to fund pioneering research

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    The charity established in the name of Leeds fundraiser Jane Tomlinson has announced it is to fund a special research project to help improve the lives of people with cancer.

    The funding, from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, will be used by scientists at Leeds Beckett University to discover whether a special kind of sports tape could give patients relief from their symptoms.

    Jane Tomlinson

    The research project was one of Mrs Tomlinson's final wishes before she lost her battle with cancer in 2007 after raising millions of pounds for charity.

  36. Congratulations to Harry

    BBC Look North

    Congratulations to our very own Harry Gration!

    He was named best regional television presenter at the Royal Television Society Awards in London last night.

    Harry Gration and Amy Garcia

    You can read more and leave your comments on our Facebook page.

  37. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The relatives of eight people, killed in an arson attack in Huddersfield more than a decade ago, are being warned their ordeal isn't over yet.

    That's despite the arrest of one of the main suspects in Pakistan.

    Three generations of the Chisti family were wiped-out when the blaze tore through their home in Osborne Road, Birkby, in May 2002. Listen to the latest bulletin live.

  38. Who killed Lucy Beale?

    Richard Stead

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    With millions placed on who might have killed EastEnders Lucy Beale I want to hear your wild and wacky wagers from 9:00 on BBC Radio Leeds.

    Lucy Beale's funeral

    Let me know what's the barmiest bet you've ever placed?

    Call us on 0345 303 3333 or join the discussion on Facebook.

  39. Protests over budget

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    More than a thousand Kirklees Council workers could face redundancy and council tax is going up by almost 2%.

    Protest over Kirklees Council budget

    That's after the council agreed a package of cost-cutting measures at a budget meeting in Huddersfield last night.

    Protests took place outside the town hall over the proposals, which also include closing public toilets and scrapping funding for music tuition. For more listen to BBC Radio Leeds.

  40. M62 accident

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel News reports one lane is blocked on the M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome).

    The closure is due to an accident involving three vehicles.

  41. Wet and windy start

    Jennifer Bartram

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a wet and windy start to the morning with the rain heavy and persistent at times.

    Jennifer Bartram

    It should gradually clear through the afternoon to leave some brighter spells with just one or two showers.

    The high today will be 9C (48F).

  42. Good morning

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning and welcome to Local Live in West Yorkshire on Thursday 19 February.

    I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from around the county until 18:00.

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