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  1. Updates on Friday 10 April 2015

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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. Bright and breezy

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It will be a warm end to the day with hazy spells of sunshine. However, clouds will bring showery rain overnight and temperatures down to 7C (45F).

    Weekend weather

    Saturday will bring a fresh breeze and cooler highs of 11C (52F), but it will be a bright day with plenty of sunshine.

  3. Woman sought over station theft

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    British Transport Police has released CCTV images of a woman officers want to speak to after a bag was stolen at Leeds railway station.

    Theft suspect

    The victim, an 18-year-old female from Pontefract, had been using the self service checkouts in Sainsbury's on Tuesday, 3 March and left the bag on the checkout.

    CCTV in the store captured a woman picking up the bag and walking out.

  4. BreakingComing up on Look North

    Nicola Rees

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    On Look North at 18:30 we'll be reporting live from Filey, where a girl fell from a cliff top yesterday evening.

    Also in the news - the founder and former principal of the King's Science Academy in Bradford and two of his former staff have appeared in court charged with fraud.

    Watch the programme here.

  5. Children's services survey falls flat

    Telegraph & Argus

    Efforts to improve a board that oversees services for children in Bradford have been met with seeming apathy by many of its members.

    Councillor Ralph Berry

    The Bradford Children's Trust Board is made up of representatives of Bradford Council, head teachers, police, school governors, children's charities, community groups and other organisations that work with children.

    But when a survey initiated by councillor Ralph Berry was sent to members to determine how the trust could improve, only 13 out of 40 board members responded.

  6. Too close to call?

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    While national polls indicate parties' overall standings, research in individual constituencies reveals some closely fought races, as shown in this map.

    West Yorkshire marginals

    A number of swing seats - subject to a +/-3% margin of error which may tip the result - are in West Yorkshire, including Morley & Outwood, Dewsbury and Pudsey.

  7. Car crash causes power cut

    Brighouse Echo

    A suspected drink-driver crashed a car into a lamppost and knocked power out in Brighouse this morning.

    Police on routine patrols came across the incident on Bradford Road at 03:00.

  8. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Two men have been arrested over the shooting of a man in Huddersfield.

    Police were called to Waverley Terrace at 23.40 yesterday after reports of a firearm being discharged.

    A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital with facial injuries. Two men in their 20s were arrested earlier today. Listen to the bulletin.

  9. Jewitt makes Castleford return

    BBC Sport

    Castleford prop Lee Jewitt is set to make his first appearance of the year when his side faces Hull KR tomorrow.

    Lee Jewitt

    Luke Dorn (hamstring) and Matt Cook (ankle) miss out after picking up injuries on Easter Monday.

  10. Assault and robbery

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    Police are appealing for witnesses after one man was robbed and another assaulted in Huddersfield town centre.

    The two victims, aged 19 and 20, were walking along Fitzwilliam Street at 22:00 on yesterday when they were approached from behind by two other men.

    The two attackers punched their victims several times to the face and body, leaving them needing hospital treatment, and stole a rucksack.

  11. Tour de Yorkshire by car

    Huddersfield Examiner

    Next month, stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire will pass through Huddersfield and Calderdale as part of the Wakefield-Leeds leg.

    On Sunday 3 May, police will use rolling roadblocks ahead of the cyclists to protect them and will close off junctions as necessary as the race passes through.

    Police in Ripponden

    Only one road in Huddersfield will be closed for the full day - a section of the route from Slaithwaite to Scapegoat Hill.

  12. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A 13-year-old boy who admitted murdering a builder in London has been sentenced to detention at the Old Bailey.

    The boy, who cannot be named, stabbed Christopher Barry, 53, in Edmonton in December.

    He will serve at least 11 years before he's considered for parole. Listen to the bulletin.

  13. Cardiff fans boycott Leeds game

    BBC Sport

    Cardiff City have backed their supporters' decision to boycott this Saturday's match at Leeds United.

    Bluebirds fans are unhappy at Leeds offering 500 away tickets for the Championship game at Elland Road.

    Cardiff City v Leeds United

    After consulting with supporter and travel groups, Cardiff have now opted to return all 500 tickets.

  14. Former executive jailed for fraud

    Telegraph & Argus

    A former executive of a Bradford community organisation has been jailed today for 12 months for defrauding it out of £24,574 over a 14-month period.

    Zubare Khan

    Zubare Khan, 36, of Parkside Road, West Bowling, who was the assistant executive officer of Bradford Trident, admitted the fraud last October and was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court this morning.

  15. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has thanked police for arresting a Halifax man suspected of leaking films on the internet before they're officially released.

    The 26-year-old was taken in for questioning from his work in Leeds, and a number of computers seized from his home.

    Stallone, who directs and stars in Expendables 3, says it's important to protect creativity around the world.

    Listen to the bulletin.

  16. Long absentee list for Bantams

    BBC Sport

    Bradford City defender Christopher Routis is suspended for the game at Gillingham after his red card against Preston.

    Christopher Routis

    Fellow defenders Andrew Davies (hamstring) and Gary MacKenzie (ankle) are both doubtful as is midfielder Andy Halliday (hamstring).

  17. Train death was tragic accident

    Halifax Courier

    A Lightcliffe man was killed in a tragic accident when he was hit by a train at a railway crossing while out walking his dog.

    An inquest held into William Roberts' death at Calderdale Coroner's Court heard that a post-mortem exam showed he had died of multiple injuries after he was hit by the Northern Rail train.

    The Halifax to Bradford line

    Mr Roberts, who was known better as David, died on September 16 at 14:45 when he was hit by a train close to Lightcliffe Cricket Club on Wakefield Road. His dog Ben escaped with no injuries.

  18. Yorkshire set for title defence

    BBC Sport

    The county season gets under way on Sunday as champions Yorkshire start the defence of their title against promoted Worcestershire at New Road.

    Yorkshire win the County Championship

    Like last season, most Championship games will start on Sundays, with the majority of T20 Blast group games on Fridays, beginning on 15 May.

    One-Day Cup group games will all take place between 25 July and 19 August, with quarter and semi-finals to follow ahead of the final at Lord's on 19 September.

  19. BreakingMan hurt in Huddersfield drive-by shooting

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    A man has been injured in a drive-by shooting in the Marsh area of Huddersfield.

    Officers were called at about 23:40 last night following reports that a gun had been fired

    A 24-year-old local man was found injured in Waverley Terrace and was taken to hospital with facial injuries caused by a firearm.

    Waverley Terrace, Hudersfield

    Police believe the man was shot as he was travelling in a car with two other men in Heaton Road, and that his attackers were in another vehicle.

    Two men, aged 23 and 22, have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

  20. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    An anti-racist group is denying claims from a UKIP council candidate in Leeds that they've altered a remark he made on Facebook to make him look like a racist.

    Hope Not Hate says the comment by Craig Sweaton - who's standing in Middleton - is genuine and hasn't been tampered with.

    Listen to the bulletin.

  21. Warm with showers later

    Jennifer Bartram

    BBC Weather

    Sunshine will turn hazier through the day but it will feel warm with light winds, becoming a touch breezier from the south during the late afternoon.

    Temperatures will reach around 18C (64F), with some spots perhaps a couple of degrees higher.

    Jennifer Bartram

    Cloud will thicken from the west during the evening, bringing showery rain overnight and fresher conditions. Lows overnight of 7C (45F).

  22. Tributes to Richie Benaud

    Adam Pope

    Leeds United Commentator

    So sad about Richie Benaud. Lost count of how many summers his voice was the backdrop to my childhood playing out.

    The former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator has died at the age of 84.

  23. Coming up on Look North

    Harry Gration

    Presenter, BBC Look North

    A girl is recovering in hospital after falling from cliffs in North Yorkshire yesterday evening.

    Coastguard rescue helicopter generic

    And Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone has thanked police for arresting a man from Halifax suspected of leaking films online.

    Specialist officers from the UK and America arrested the 26-year-old at his workplace in Leeds yesterday. Watch the programme here from 13:30.

  24. Trains cancelled over fault

    BBC Travel

    The 13:59 Huddersfield to Leeds train has been cancelled because of a train fault, Northern Rail says.

    The 12:56 Leeds to Huddersfield service is also not running.

  25. Is Yorkshire still promised land for UKIP?

    Len Tingle

    Political editor, BBC Yorkshire

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage has steered clear of the Yorkshire campaign trail despite his party targeting seats in the county.

    Every main party national leader has jumped at the chance to be quizzed by a BBC Look North viewers' panel at the Yorkshire news programme's Leeds studios.

    UKIP badges

    UKIP's Nigel Farage has been the exception.

  26. Counting the votes

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    Chances to be paid to work behind the scenes at this year's general and local elections in Leeds are being offered by the council.

    A number of paid positions are available for people to work as counting assistants at both the general and local elections counts (on 7 and 8 May respectively) and for poll clerks to assist at polling stations on 7 May.

    A ballot count

    To find out more and to apply online or to print an application form for posting, click here.

  27. Funding to fill Brighouse potholes

    Brighouse Echo

    Major roadworks for Brighouse costing approximately £875,000 will be revealed in a report to Calderdale Council's Cabinet after concerns about the increased number of potholes.

    A cyclist pedals through a water-filled pothole

    One of the major schemes will be in Southowram where carriageway resurfacing on Law Lane/Bank Top and Cain Lane to Southowram Bank will cost around £450,000.

  28. Stallone offers thanks over arrest

    Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has thanked police for arresting a Halifax man suspected of leaking films on the internet.

    Detectives from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) arrested the 26-year-old on suspicion of leaking top hit movies, including Expendables 3, on the internet.

    Sylvester Stallone

    In a joint investigation with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), City of London Police unit arrested the man at his workplace in Leeds yesterday morning before taking him to a local police station for questioning.

    Stallone, who starred in and co-wrote Expendables 3 said: "I'd like to thank the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at the City of London Police for working with US Homeland Security Investigations to apprehend the suspect in this case."

  29. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    An anti-racist group is denying claims from a UKIP council candidate in Leeds that they've altered a remark he made on Facebook about mosques to make him look like a racist.

    Hope Not Hate says the comment by Craig Sweaton - who's standing in Middleton - is genuine and hasn't been tampered with.

    Listen to the bulletin.

  30. Bringing the election to you

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    There are 27 days to go until the general election and you can check out all of the latest news in your area through the BBC website.

    BBC Election 2015 coverage

    The constituencies section of our Election 2015 section has candidate lists, news and information for every seat in West Yorkshire and beyond.

    Click here to check it out.

  31. Saharan dust pollution warning

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    West Yorkshire is being hit by high levels of air pollution, officials have warned.

    Warm, still conditions are expected to combine with traffic fumes, pollution from the continent and Saharan dust from the south as air pollution rises.

    Pollution from exhaust fumes

    Asthma sufferers, people with heart problems and older people are being advised to "reduce physical exertion" particularly while outdoors.

  32. Drinkers fight last orders call

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Drinkers are fighting to save their much-loved local pub from closure.

    The Chemic Tavern

    Landlords at The Chemic Tavern in Woodhouse fear they may have to close due to a huge spike in business rates.

  33. Make some noise

    Boxer Josh Warrington tweets: Get your self down to the WEIGH IN @thelightleeds 1pm start. Come along, makes some noise. Time to get the party started!


  34. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    People with heart problems or a lung condition are being advised to avoid strenuous activity today because of high levels of air pollution - with parts of Yorkshire possibly being affected.

    Traffic fumes, pollution from Europe and Saharan dust are all being blamed.

    Listen to the bulletin.

  35. On the box tonight

    Andrew Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    tweets: Do watch fabulous BBC Yorkshire series with @Paul_Rose celebrating 50 years #BBCPennineWay starts 7.30pm BBC1

  36. Eight degrees of recognition

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A Huddersfield-born TV journalist and a self-made retail magnate are among the people set to be honoured by the University of Huddersfield.

    Nina Hossain

    TV presenter Nina Hossain and Iceland boss Malcolm Walker are two of the eight people from the media, science, enterprise, politics and the arts who will receive honorary doctorates in July.

  37. Warrington weighs in

    BBC Sport

    Josh Warrington will today complete preparations for his WBC featherweight title eliminator in Leeds this weekend.

    Josh Warrington of Leeds

    The weigh-in is at 13:00 ahead of Warrington's fight with Dennis Tubieron of the Philippines.

  38. Chris Powell news conference

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Watch Huddersfield Town's news conference here:

    Chris Powell
  39. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The search for two teenagers who have travelled from Dewsbury to Syria has entered its 10th day.

    Hassan Munshi, left, and Talha Asmal

    Hassan Munshi and Talah Asmal, who are both 17, are thought to have joined terror group Islamic State.

    Listen to the bulletin.

  40. Greenbelt campaign launched

    A new umbrella group has been launched to campaign against building on greenbelt land in Leeds. was formed out of opposition to development on the A65 through Horsforth.

  41. Off road on the M1

    West Yorkshire Road Police Unit tweets: Jct 40 South entry slip, male goes too fast to get through the lights and loses control into the trees

    A car comes off the road at junction 40
  42. Food stores plan refused

    Pontefract & Castleford Express

    Plans for a new Aldi supermarket and Home Bargains store in Glass Houghton have been rejected over fears they could "significantly impact" Castleford town centre.

    A computer generated image of the proposal

    Wakefield Council's planning and highways committee refused to grant planning permission for the scheme, on the site of the former Hardy's Printers, off Park Road, at a meeting yesterday.

  43. Bingley Live artists announced

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    The organisers of Bingley Music Live have announced the first eight new artists taking to the Discovery Stage at this year's festival.


    Headlining the Discovery Stage on Sunday will be singer-songwriter Scott Matthews, with Adam French taking the second spot. Labrinth and James have already been revealed as headliners.

    The Bradford Council-organised festival takes place in Bingley's Myrtle Park on the weekend of 4, 5 and 6 September.

  44. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A UKIP council candidate in Leeds is accusing a campaign group of tampering with his Facebook account, to make it look as though he's posted racist comments.

    Craig Sweaton is standing in the local elections in Middleton, and is chair of the Leeds West and Pudsey branch.

    Anti-racist campaign group Hope Not Hate say the post, which made offensive comments about mosque building, is genuine.

    Listen to the bulletin.

  45. Winger Hall out for a month

    BBC Sport

    Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall is facing a month out with a fractured hand.

    Ryan Hall

    The England international has been ever-present for the Super League leaders so far this season, scoring five tries in nine games.

  46. Missing Bradford woman found

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Police searches for a 74-year-old Bradford woman have been called off after she was found safe and well.

    Helena Fasgunova

    Helena Fasgunova disappeared from her home at Lingwood Terrace, Girlington at 18:10 on Thursday.

    She was found at 02:00 today in the Great Horton area.

  47. Pennine Way celebrates 50 years

    Britain's first national trail, the Pennine Way, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

    Pennine Way signpost

    The Pennine Way measures 268 miles, from the Peak District to the Scottish Borders, and takes in three national parks and one area of outstanding natural beauty. It's 50 years old, but its roots go back much further than that.

    Presenter Paul Rose has taken a journey along the "Backbone of England" and considered the post-war social revolution which helped open it up to the public.

  48. New Bradford chief executive named

    Trevor Gibbons

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    The chief executive of City of York Council is to leave her post for a similar role in Bradford.

    Kersten England has accepted an offer to become the chief executive at Bradford Council.

    Kersten England

    Councillor David Green, leader of Bradford Council, said the appointment still had to be approved at the council meeting on 19 May.

  49. Warm and sunny day ahead

    Jennifer Bartram

    BBC Weather

    A dry and bright start to the morning with plenty of sunshine. The sunshine will turn hazier through the day but it will feel warm with light winds, becoming a touch breezier from the south during the late afternoon.

    Jennifer Bartram

    Temperatures will reach around 18C (64F), with some spots perhaps a couple of degrees higher.

  50. Good morning

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in West Yorkshire on Friday, 10 April 2015.

    I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the county as it happens.