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  1. Updates on Friday 20 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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Good evening

That's all for Local Live in West Yorkshire this week.

We'll be back with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the county from 08:00 on Monday.

Coming up

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight on Look North more than 400 jobs are at risk after a Yorkshire fruit factory announces it is to close.

And an elite swimming club in Bradford, that trained the Olympic medal winning Brownlee Brothers, could face closure due to another round of council cutbacks.

Watch the programme on BBC One at 18:30.

Dry but frosty night

Jennifer Bartram

BBC Weather

It'll remain largely dry through tonight with long clear spells leading to a widespread frost.

Jenny Bartram

However, scattered showers will continue to push into western areas which may be wintry in places.

Lows of 0C (32F).

Stead a doubt for Walsall game

BBC Sport

Bradford could be without Jon Stead for

Saturday's game with Walsall.

Jon Stead

The striker, who has an ankle problem, is joined on the injury list by Andrew Davies and James Hanson, who are both doubtful for Phil Parkinson's side.

United v Middlesbrough preview

Gareth Jones

Sports Editor and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Watch me and Katherine Hannah preview Middlesbrough v Leeds United on Saturday 21 Feb.

Gareth Jones and Katherine Hannah

We are chatting selection in defence, if Steve Morison should still start up front and the challenge Boro will pose to United.

Full coverage and all the build-up to the game is available on

BBC Radio Leeds from 11:30 on Saturday.

Cooper fit for Leeds

BBC Sport

Neil Redfearn is expected to stick with the Leeds side that beat Millwall for

tomorrow's game with table-toppers Middlesbrough.

Liam Cooper
Getty Images

Liam Cooper is available after a hip problem but Tommaso Bianchi and recent signing Granddi Ngoyi are still out.

No trains through Brighouse

Brighouse Echo

Trains will not be running through Brighouse this weekend because of

engineering work being carried out on the line.

Engineering works at the Dryclough Junction
Graham Tomlinson

A Network Rail spokesperson said: "We are improving Dryclough Junction, which takes place this coming weekend, from Friday night to Monday morning."

Huddersfield's most potholed street?

Huddersfield Examiner

With crumbling pavements and potholes galore Hallas Grove may be

Huddersfield's most neglected street.

And residents of the Dalton cul-de-sac have threatened to stop paying their council tax until it is repaired.

Keith Wise
Huddersfield Examiner

According to neighbours the street has been left to decay for 20 years.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

The rider of a mobility scooter has been critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Bradford this afternoon.

Listen to the 17:00 bulletin.

CCTV released of armed robbery suspects

Police have

released CCTV images of three men following an armed robbery in Halifax.

Jewellers Lister Horsfall was raided by three men with a gun, crowbars and a hammer on Thursday, 5 February.

CCTV of robbery suspect
West Yorkshire Police

It was the second robbery at the jewellers in the space of a month.

New start for bus station


new £6m Castleford Bus Station opens on Sunday.

Transport for West Yorkshire says the new facility will provide the 12,000 people who use it every day with a more comfortable waiting environment, better information and improved facilities.

Castleford bus station
West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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

Paying extra for Leeds Bradford


charges at Leeds Bradford Airport have risen by 50%, prompting anger from motorists.

Drivers now have to pay £3 instead of £2 to access the area outside the main terminal building for up to 30 minutes.

Leeds Bradford Airport

Taxi driver Kevin Allen said it was a "kick in the teeth" for customers who brought money into the airport.

Carr Gate air base among 15 staying open

Alasdair Gill

BBC News, Yorkshire

Wakefield's police helicopter base is

set to survive a cull of National Police Air Service sites.

Carr Gate police helicopter
NPAS Carr Gate

A total of 10 bases will be shut across the country before April 2017, including in Sheffield, but Wakefield's Carr Gate will remain open.

Arrests made following shooting

Telegraph & Argus

Three men were last night being held in police custody following raids by armed officers

investigating a shooting in a Bradford street.

A house in Briarwood Avenue, WIbsey, where a man was arrested
Telegraph & Argus

They were arrested at gunpoint on suspicion of firearms offences when police swooped at a number of addresses in the city at about 02:00 yesterday.

Snow warning for Sunday

The Met Office has issued yellow "be aware"

warnings for snow in West Yorkshire on Sunday and Monday.

Weather forecast

Around 5cm of snow is expected over higher ground on Sunday with winds gusting to more than 50mph, leading to blizzard conditions on high level routes.

On Monday around 6-10cm of snow is possible on the hills. The winds will continue to gust up to 50mph, making driving conditions hazardous.

News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Nearly 450 jobs are under threat at a Yorkshire food supplier, after it apparently lost its contract with Leeds-based Asda.

Yorkshire Fresh Fruit's parent company says, as a result, it's shutting its site in Selby.

Listen to the news at 16:00 live.

Car hits mobility scooter

Leeds Road in Bradford is closed with slow traffic in both directions after a serious crash when a car hit a mobility scooter.

The crash happened at the A6177 Laisterdyke junction,

BBC Travel News reports.

West Yorkshire Police said the man on the mobility scooter had suffered "serious injuries".

The occupants of the car had left the scene when police arrived.

Still standing

Thanks to John Earnshaw for this striking picture of an old ash tree at Ledsham.

Ash tree, Ledsham
John Earnshaw

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

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News on the hour

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Nearly 450 jobs are under threat at a Yorkshire food supplier, after it apparently lost its contract with Leeds-based supermarket Asda.

Yorkshire Fresh Fruit's parent company says it's shutting its site in Selby as a result.

Listen to the 15:00 bulletin.

Cutting the greens

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

tweets: Protest in Bradford over proposed cuts by council for bowling greens
@BBCLookNorth 6.30

Drug kingpin extradited back to UK

Oliver Wright

BBC Local Live

The head of a multimillion-pound drug smuggling ring who went on the run for over a year following a police raid in Leeds

has been extradited from the Philippines.

John Halliday, formerly of Harrogate, fled the UK before he was due to stand trial over the £14m drugs empire.

John Halliday
West Yorkshire Police

He was first arrested in 2011 following a raid in the Hunslet area of Leeds which uncovered 10kgs (22.1lbs) of drugs thought to be worth £250,000.

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A Bradford man will be sentenced later for posting a link to an Islamic State magazine on his Facebook page.

Listen to the 14:00 bulletin.

Town striker Dyer out on loan again

BBC Sport

FC Halifax Town striker Ross Dyer has

joined AFC Telford United on loan until the end of the season.

Ross Dyer
Getty Images

Dyer joined Halifax following his release by Mansfield last summer, spending a month on loan at Southport since signing.

Coming up on Look North

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

At 13:30 we'll be bringing you the news that more than 400 jobs are under threat at a major supplier to Leeds-based supermarket Asda.

Yorkshire Fresh Fruit - based in Selby - is proposing to close down its site in the town after losing a major contract.

And motorists coming into the centre of Leeds this weekend are being warned of disruption due to the closure of the inner ring road for maintenance work.

Watch the broadcast at 13:30.

Dry with clear spells

Jennifer Bartram

BBC Weather

Staying mostly dry and bright with sunny spells and isolated wintry showers this afternoon.

Through the evening it will remain

largely dry with long clear spells leading to a widespread frost. Scattered showers will continue and may be wintry in places.

Jennifer Bartram

There's a risk of ice with lows of 1C (34F).

News on the hour

Clive Settle

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Nearly 450 jobs are under threat at a Yorkshire fruit supplier.

The development comes after Yorkshire Fresh Fruit, based in Selby, lost a major contract with Leeds-based supermarket Asda.

Listen to the 13:00 bulletin.

How to save a life

Alasdair Gill

BBC News, Yorkshire

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust is looking for volunteers in Otley, Guiseley and Horsforth to join its Community First Responder (CFR) schemes.

CFRs are volunteers who provide life-saving care in the minutes before an ambulance arrives.

Anyone interested can find out more from community defibrillation trainer Sharron Martin by emailing or phoning 07789 271072.

Housing recovery moving north

Alasdair Gill

BBC News, Yorkshire

House price rises are set to grow faster in Leeds and other northern cities, while slowing in the south,

according to a report.

The housing recovery in Leeds only began two years ago and the city's "more affordable" prices could now push up further.

For sale and to let signs
Getty Images

Property analyst Hometrack said that the strong property price growth - which has already been seen in cities such as London and Oxford in recent years - will restrict the ability of values to increase further in those cities in the medium term.

Man admits terror propaganda

A 27-year-old Bradford man has pleaded guilty to posting a link to an Islamic State propaganda magazine on his public Facebook page.

Hassan Munir, of Heaton, Bradford admitted disseminating an electronic file of the terrorist publication on 14 October.

Mr Justice Saunders adjourned sentencing to a date to be fixed following a brief hearing at the Old Bailey in London.

Lynch missing for Cardiff clash

BBC Sport

Huddersfield defender Joel Lynch is the only injury absentee for the

game against Cardiff after missing the last two games with a groin problem.

Joel Lynch

The Terriers will be aiming to avoid a third straight home defeat when the sides meet tomorrow.

News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor and Morley and Outwood MP, says he would support devolution for West Yorkshire.

Mr Balls insisted a Labour Government would offer more powers for local authorities.

Listen to bulletin.

Fancy dress winner hit man with bottle

Huddersfield Examiner

A man

hit another with a bottle after getting drunk as he celebrated winning a fancy dress competition.

Leeds Crown Court heard Callum Hirst picked up the top prize in the contest at the Revolution nightclub in Huddersfield on November 1 last year which was a £50 bar tab.

Revolution nightclub in Huddersfield
Huddersfield Examiner

Later he attacked Daniel Rushworth who had to get his forehead stitched at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Jonny on the right road

BBC Sport

West Yorkshire's Jonny Brownlee has continued his build-up towards the start of this year's World Triathlon Series by

finishing third in the Armagh Road Race in Northern Ireland.

Jonny Brownlee won an Olympic triathlon bronze medal in London in the race won by his brother Alistair

The London Olympics triathlon bronze medallist led for much of the 5k event before being overhauled in the closing stages by US winner Joe Stilin and Liverpool's Daniel Cliffe.

Woman head-butted twice

Alasdair Gill

BBC News, Yorkshire

A woman was

assaulted three times in one day in Halifax, police have said.

She was head-butted by a 16-year-old male on Commercial Street 10:25 and 10:40am on Tuesday.

The same teenager head-butted her again on the 503 bus.

After getting off the bus at Calderdale Royal Infirmary, a man assaulted the woman by grabbing her neck.

Headingley rugby stand faces closure

Yorkshire Post

The historic rugby stand at Headingley cricket ground could be closed for all Yorkshire and England games for the next two years due to concerns over spectator safety.

Part of the stand has been condemned due to corrosion and the rest of the structure could also be unsafe.

Mark Arthur, Yorkshire Cricket Club CEO
Yorkshrie Post

The club has commissioned a structural engineer's report to find out the full extent of the problem in the upper tier and whether it can be resolved.

News on the hour

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says he would support devolution for West Yorkshire.

Under Labour's plans, he's promised the region wouldn't have to have an elected mayor.

Listen to the bulletin.

Man wanted on sexual offence charge arrested

A Leeds man who failed to show up at court on a sexual offence charge has been arrested by police.

Geoff Harrison, 21, was picked up by police in the early hours of this morning after failing to attend York Crown Court on 3 February.

Tipple for Tomlinson

BBC Radio Leeds

A beer named after the late Leeds fundraiser Jane Tomlinson is being

unveiled today.

Tomlinson's Tipple is a pale ale - which was Jane's favourite brew - and Leeds Brewery has put it on sale at its venues across the city.

Tomlinson's Tipple
Leeds Brewery

It was announced this week that Jane's appeal

has now raised more than £7.5m.

Leeds LGBT history

A special event examining the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history of Leeds

is to be held at the Central Library next week.

The event takes place on Tuesday from 17:30 to 18:00 with Alison Oram, professor of social and cultural history at Leeds Beckett University.