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  1. Updates on Friday 6 March 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Alex Moss and Oliver Wright

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

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

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

  2. Fine and dry night

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    The weather tonight will be fine and dry for most with mild temperatures dropping to around 6C (43F).

    However, over the Dales there's a risk of some rain during the early hours of the morning.

    BBC weather for Leeds March 6

    Tomorrow there will be a risk of some early rain affecting the Dales and northern Pennines through the morning otherwise a mostly dry day with some sunshine, and feeling warmer with highs of 14C (57F).

  3. Morais in running for quarter-final

    BBC Sport

    Bradford expect winger Filipe Morais (pictured) to be fit for Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final at home to Reading after missing four games with a knee injury.

    Bradford winger Filipe Morais

    Ben Williams returns in goal in place of Sunderland loanee Jordan Pickford and midfielder Gary Liddle is available for the League One side after a ban.

    The Bantams have knocked out Premier League sides Chelsea and Sunderland to reach the last eight and are only one more win away from a return to Wembley, where they lost the 2013 League Cup final.

  4. Police incident resolved

    West Yorkshire Police tweets: The incident at Hall Cross Grove, #Huddersfield has been resolved safely by police.

  5. Robinson hopeful of return

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield defender Jack Robinson is hoping to return for his side's clash with Rotherham on Saturday after missing the midweek defeat at Brentford with a knock.

    Nahki Wells

    Striker Nahki Wells (pictured) is still out with the shoulder injury that has kept him out of the last two matches.

  6. Housing development given go-ahead

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Plans for a 744-home development in Leeds have been given the go-ahead by planning chiefs at the third attempt - after the council drafted in a renowned civic architect to help tweak the design.

  7. Wigan v Leeds team news

    BBC Sport

    Leeds midfielder Rudy Austin remains sidelined with the thigh injury that has kept him out for two games and will miss tomorrow's trip to Wigan.

    Striker Billy Sharp (pictured) is expected to retain his place up front after scoring in the last two matches, with Steve Morison on the bench again.

    Billy Sharp

    Leeds have won three of their last four games on the road.

  8. Armed officers in Huddersfield

    Armed police officers are in attendance at an incident in Hall Cross Grove, in Lowerhouses Huddersfield.

    West Yorkshire Police tweets: Police are currently in the #Lowerhouses area of #Huddersfield following concern for the safety of a local man on Hall Cross Grove.

    Due to the threats, armed officers are at the scene. Hall Cross Grove likely to be closed for some time. At this stage we believe there is only one man involved in the incident and we are continuing to work to secure his safety.'

  9. School founder fraud charges

    Oliver Wright

    BBC Local Live

    The founder of a flagship free school has been charged with fraud over alleged financial irregularities at the school he founded.

    Sajid Raza with David Cameron

    Sajid Raza, 42, of Spring Gardens Road, Bradford (pictured left) has been charged over his time at the city's Kings Science Academy.

    He is accused of fraud by abuse of position, false accounting, obtaining money transfers by deception and fraud by false representation.

  10. 'Flirty' Snapchat teacher banned

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    A teacher who sent "intimate" Snapchat messages to a former pupil has been banned from the profession.

    Daniel Van Loo swapped photos "of a personal nature" and "flirtatious" messages with a 15-year-old girl, a disciplinary panel heard.

    Mr Van Loo said the messages were aimed at "providing support" and enhancing the girl's self-esteem. But the National College for Teaching and Leadership panel found him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct.

  11. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The founder and former principal of a Bradford free school has been charged with fraud.

    The Crown Prosecution Service says Sajid Raza is facing the charges in connection with the Kings Science Academy.

    Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

  12. Regeneration bid for Halifax

    Money has been given to demolish two buildings in Halifax to make way for town centre regeneration.

    Northgate House and Central Library

    Northgate House, currently used as council office space, and Central Library, will be knocked down and sold as clear sites.

    Calderdale Council hopes the land will attract larger retailers into the town centre.

  13. Roadworks cause heavy traffic

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel News reports there is queuing traffic on the A64 York Road in both directions between the Thorner Lane junction in Leeds and the A1(M) J44 Bramham junction in Bramham because of roadworks in the area.

    Drivers are being warned to expect delays.

  14. McGeechan takes charge of Carnegie

    BBC Sport

    Former British and Irish Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan has taken temporary charge of Yorkshire Carnegie after the departure of head coach Tommy McGee.

    Sir Ian McGeechan

    McGeechan, the Championship club's executive president, will head a team of coaches, also featuring former Bradford Bulls boss Francis Cummins.

  15. Suspected £1.2m drugs seized

    Suspected class A drugs worth more than £1.2m have been seized in Dewsbury, police say.

    The discovery was made after armed officers stopped a car on Old Bank Road on Thursday, uncovering about 2kg of suspected drugs.

    Police then searched a house on Wakefield Road where another 40kg of suspected class A drugs were found.

  16. Pianist to open Tour festival

    More details are coming through about the Tour de Yorkshire Festival which starts on 1 April.

    Hope and Social band

    On the opening day pianist Jessica Wei Zhu will appear at The Venue at the Leeds College of Music. Another highlight will include fun and surprises from Leeds-based musical maestros Hope And Social (pictured), who will be performing at the start and finish towns on race days.

    The festival, which ends on 3 May, will include over 200 exhibitions and performances

  17. On Inside Out tonight

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    A pair of bloodstained glasses in a museum in India sheds light on the life of the only non-white man to fight for a West Yorkshire regiment in World War One.

    Private Jogendra Sen's personal effects

    Jogendra Sen volunteered for the 15th West Yorkshire Regiment.

    You can watch the full story on the BBC's Inside Out programme.

  18. House fire in Pontefract

    Hemsworth Express

    An electrical fault sparked a fire at a house in Pontefract.

    Fire crews from the town's station were called to a property on Holmfield Close at around 5.20pm on Thursday.

  19. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    Up to 2,600 women and girls in Leeds have undergone, or are at risk of, female genital mutilation.

    That's according to the Black Health Initiative, which is taking part in a conference this afternoon in the city featuring women who've suffered the abuse.

    Listen live at 14:00

  20. Far right group will not face charges

    Keighley News

    Criminal charges will not be brought against a controversial far right group that "invaded" mosques and the home of a senior Keighley councillor, it has been revealed.

    Members of Britain First turned up uninvited at the Showfield home of the then Lord Mayor, Khadim Hussain, to discuss the issue of Asian grooming gangs.

  21. Watch preview: Wigan v Leeds United

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Adam Pope and Gareth Jones preview the Wigan v Leeds United game due to take place tomorrow, over on our Facebook page.

    BBC Radio Leeds presenters

    They have an update on Billy Sharp's fitness, discuss potential team changes and hear from coach Neil Redfearn on signings.

  22. Computer hacking software warning

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    Police say they have been visiting homes in West Yorkshire to warn people about their use of sophisticated computer hacking software.

    Officers have been to nine homes including ones in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield that were found to have access to spyware technology.

    The software allows hackers to steal information, including pictures and videos, from another computer.

  23. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A shock figure for Leeds today - it's estimated that up to 2,600 women and girls in the city have undergone, or are at risk of, female genital mutilation.

    Women who've suffered the abuse are due to speak out at a conference this afternoon organised by the Gambia Volunteers Trust.

    Listen live at 13:00.

  24. Preview: Wakefield v St Helens

    BBC Sport

    Prop Mickael Simon is available to make his Wakefield debut as he and back-row forward Matty Ashurst return to the Wildcats' squad after injuries.

    Wakefield's Mickael Simon

    Scott Anderson damaged his knee in last weekend's 58-16 loss to Widnes Vikings and is out for at least two months.

  25. Festival to mark cycle race

    It's just been announced that a festival is being launched in April to mark the run-up to the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire.

    Cow and Calf Rocks, a key point of the Tour de Yorkshire route

    Theatres, art galleries and museums will be promoting their work as part of the Tour de Yorkshire Festival.

    The three-state major international cycling race, which reaches West Yorkshire on 3 May, will take in some of the county's most spectacular scenery including the Ilkley Cow and Calf (pictured) King of the Mountain climb.

  26. Dry and bright afternoon

    Clare Nasir

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will be dry and bright with temperatures reaching a maximum of 11C (52F).

    Weather graphic

    There'll be moderate south-west winds, which will freshen towards the end of the day.

  27. Software 'used as joke'

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    More from police investigating the use of spyware technology across the county.

    Officers say they think many young people are buying the software, often using their parents' bank accounts to pay for it.

    They say some might be using it just for practical jokes on friends, but that parents need to be aware it can lead people into the world of cyber crime.

  28. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Campaigners are hoping to highlight the problem of female genital mutilation in Leeds at a conference today.

    A report's suggested up to 2,600 women and girls in Leeds have undergone, or are at risk of, the procedure.

    Listen live to the 12:00 bulletin for more.

  29. Heavy traffic warning

    BBC Travel

    There is heavy traffic at the A647 Bradford Road in Pudsey at the B6154 Galloway Lane junction.

    Drivers are being advised there may be delays.

  30. Bradford gear up for Wembley

    Dave Fletcher

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Boss Phil Parkinson says reaching the FA Cup semi final would be his greatest achievement as Bradford City manager.

    But he says if they can beat Reading in their quarter final tomorrow to get to the last four, it would top everything.

    "If we could achieve it and get to Wembley it would be the first time since 1911 the club has played in the semi-final, so this group of players would be remembered and that's what being involved in football is all about," he said.

  31. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire Police have been visiting homes around the county to warn people about their use of computer hacking software.

    Officers have traced the use of spyware to nine addresses, where they've handed out cease and desist notices.

    Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

  32. Road closure warning

    Drivers are being reminded of road closures this weekend as work takes place to complete the strengthening of the Westgate footbridge on Leeds Inner Ring Road.

    Westgate, Leeds

    The A58(M) will be closed to traffic in both directions from 19:00 on Friday 6 March until 06:00 on Monday 9 March.

    Leeds City Council says the work is part of a programme of maintenance to upgrade the Inner Ring Road and needs to be carried out safely while part of the road is closed.

  33. School uniform makeover

    Huddersfield Examiner

    Colne Valley High School is to undergo a makeover with a complete revamp of the school uniform.

    Colne Valley High School new uniform

    A booklet has been sent to all parents to avoid a repeat of last year's 'Trousergate' row where several pupils were excluded for wearing the wrong trousers.

  34. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The tourist organisation in Bradford has told BBC Radio Leeds it thinks there'll be a rise in visitor number thanks to ongoing redevelopment in the city.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

  35. Crash prompts witness plea

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a car and quad bike in Outwood.

    The blue Volvo and bike collided near to the Kirklands pub at the junction of Church Lane and Leeds Road on Monday.

    Police say the rider, a 26-year-old man, was left with a broken wrist and that the car driver did not stop at the scene.

  36. Bradford traffic warning

    BBC Travel

    There is heavy traffic on the A6177 Mayo Avenue in Bradford at the M606 Staygate Roundabout junction.

    Drivers in the area are being told to expect delays.

  37. Hull FC 12-43 Leeds Rhinos

    BBC Sport

    Leeds Rhinos maintained their perfect start to the Super League season as a stunning second-half display and 43 unanswered points saw off Hull FC.

    Leeds Rhinos

    Their 100% record was under threat when Hull's Leon Pryce crossed twice in the first half to reach 200 career tries.

    But seven Leeds tries after half-time, with two each for Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow, sealed a fourth straight win and sent the Rhinos top of the table.

  38. Big freeze bin delay letters

    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

    More from Wakefield Council on the news that that there's been delays to changes in bin collections.

    A new schedule for collecting household waste was due to start in a few weeks but has been put back because vital recycling equipment is currently stranded 3,500 miles away in America.

    Ice on the Hudson river

    The council says new letters will be sent to people and they should continue with their normal routine for now.

  39. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    It's estimated that up to 2,600 women and girls in Leeds have undergone, or are at risk of, female genital mutilation.

    Women will be speaking out at a conference in Leeds this afternoon organised by the Gambia Volunteers Trust.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

  40. Campaigners call for Leeds hero’s statue to be moved

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Campaigners have launched a bid to move the memorial statue of Leeds' hero airman Arthur Aaron from its current "disrespectful" location on a city centre roundabout.

    The 17ft tall bronze sculpture was unveiled in 2001 at the bottom of Eastgate in tribute to Leeds only serviceman awarded the Victoria Cross in the Second World War.

  41. Drivers warned of delays

    BBC Travel

    There is slow traffic on the A650 Wakefield Road in Gildersome at the M62 J27 junction.

    Drivers in the area are warned to expect delays.

  42. Dry and bright spells

    Clare Nasir

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This morning will be dry with some bright or sunny spells and cloud close by.

    Clare Nasir, weather presenter

    There will be moderate southwest winds and a maximum temperature of about 10C (50F).

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    Alex Moss

    BBC Local Live

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