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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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

  7. 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

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

  8. 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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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

  11. New start for bus station

    The 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

    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.

  12. Paying extra for Leeds Bradford

    Drop-off 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.

  13. 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

    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.

  14. 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

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Still standing

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

    Ash tree, Ledsham

    We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not email or tweet your photographs to us?

  19. 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.

  20. Cutting the greens

    Ian White

    Journalist, BBC Look North

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

  21. 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

    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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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).

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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

    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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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

    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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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

    It was announced this week that Jane's appeal has now raised more than £7.5m.

  39. 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.

  40. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    A 15-year-old boy is due to appear in court over an assault on a 12-year-old in Leeds.

    The teenager is charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent after the younger boy was attacked in Farnley on Wednesday night and suffered injuries to his head and face.

    Listen to the bulletin.

  41. Racism in football: Your experiences

    BBC Sport

    The issue of racism in football has returned to the headlines this week after footage emerged of Chelsea fans preventing a black man from boarding the train on the Paris Metro.

    Abul Qasim

    BBC Sport has spoken to fans from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, including Bradford City supporters Abul Qasim and Ridwana Wallace-Laher, to get their experiences.

  42. Balls: No mayor for West Yorkshire

    BBC Radio Leeds

    tweet: @edballsmp says he does not agree with an elected mayor for West Yorkshire. 'That would not work, that would be divisive'

  43. Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb

    Richard Stead

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    On the show this morning: Have you ever been given an unfair parking fine? Drivers could be owed tens of millions of pounds in what are being described as ''illegal" parking penalties.

    We'll speak to a Leeds man who successfully challenged his fine.


    And we're also talking rhubarb. The Wakefield rhubarb festival starts today, welcoming top local chefs from the Yorkshire area.

    Listen to the show until 12:00.

  44. Redfearn hopes to halt Boro charge

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Neil Redfearn wants Leeds United to give Middlesbrough title fever as his players look to smash odds of 6/1 against them at The Riverside.

    Neil Redfearn and Gus Poyet

    Redfearn feels the pressure of Boro's promotion fight could work in Leeds' favour tomorrow with Aitor Karanka's side attempting to defend a small advantage at the top of the Championship.

  45. 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.

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

    Listen to the bulletin at 09:00 for more.

  46. Teen in court for assault

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    A 15-year-old boy is due to appear in court today charged with assaulting a 12-year-old boy in Leeds.

    The teen is expected at Leeds Youth Court this morning charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

    A 14-year-old boy who was arrested yesterday in connection with the incident in Butt Lane, Farnley, on Wednesday evening has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

  47. Hair dye allergy "underestimated"

    Telegraph & Argus

    The number of people who suffer allergic reactions to hair dye has been "grossly underestimated" by the cosmetics industry, a coroner said at the conclusion to an inquest into the death of a mother-of-two.

    Julie McCabe's family after the inquest into her death: Mother Brenda Miller and sisters Natalie and Louise

    Tributes have been paid to Julie McCabe, 38, of Cowling, near Keighley, who died following a massive allergic reaction to hair dye.

    Yesterday, a three-day inquest reached a conclusion of accidental death.

  48. Seven injured in crash

    Police are appealing for witnesses after an eight-year-old boy was seriously hurt in a crash in Micklefield.

    The boy, and a 52-year-old-man, both from Leeds, were taken to hospital following the two-vehicle collision on Church Lane at 17:25 yesterday.

    A further five people were left with minor injuries.

  49. Any questions?

    Liz Green

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    With 75 days to the General Election, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is launching Labour's economic plan for Yorkshire on a visit to a hydraulics factory in Keighley later this morning.

    Ed Balls and Liz Green

    Before that he's on Radio Leeds until 09:00. You can tweet, email or call him with your questions on 0845 303 33 33.

  50. Dry and fine

    Jennifer Bartram

    BBC Weather

    After a chilly start, it will be a mostly dry and fine day with spells of sunshine for many.

    Jennifer Bartram

    There will be one or two showers, which may fall as snow over the Pennines, pushed in on a fresh westerly breeze. Feeling cooler with highs of 7C (45F).

  51. Good morning

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    Good morning and welcome to Local Live in West Yorkshire on Friday, 20 February.

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