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23 September 2014 Last updated at 19:01

Business park may create 1,000 jobsNorth Berley water works

Up to 1,000 jobs may be created if plans for a business park near Bradford are approved, its developer says.

Kevin Sinfield and Gary HetheringtonLeeds chief executive charged by RFL

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington is charged with improper conduct by the Rugby Football League. BBC Sport

Hannah Witheridge and David MillerThai murder police expand DNA tests

Thai police expand DNA testing to try to identify the killers of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and Leeds University student David Miller.

Len Tingle Article written by Len Tingle Len Tingle Political editor, Yorkshire

Is Yorkshire devolution genie out of the bottle?

The government wants to use the impetus of the Scottish referendum to start negotiating with the English regions - but few expect it to be a fast process.

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BBC Local Live

    Good evening 18:00:

    That's all from Local Live today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday.

    Autumnal scenes 17:55: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    BBC Radio Leeds' Andrew Edwards took these pictures of a glorious autumn morning in Meanwood and Headingley today.

    Autumn scene

    You can send us your autumnal scenes on Twitter or via email.

    Demolition work to begin 17:48: Telegraph & Argus

    The owners of the old Bradford & Bingley building society headquarters in Bingley have said demolition work will start next month.

    Police museum view 17:42: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    There is a chance this weekend to have a look around Bradford's newest museum in advance of its official opening in October.

    Bradford City Hall

    The Police museum is situated on the site of the original 19th Century police station which was operational in City Hall between 1874 and 1974.

    Highlights include the original Victorian courtroom, which was where Coronation Street filmed Tracey Barlow's murder trial. The museum tour takes place on Saturday.

    New business park 17:33: Telegraph & Argus
    Business park plans 17:19: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    Plans have been revealed for a major business park near Bradford which could create up to 1,000 jobs.

    Business park proposal

    Keyland Developments, which is owned by the Kelda Group, aims to transform the 57-acre site at North Bierley, near Cleckheaton.

    The former water treatment works, near the M62 and M606 motorways, has been redundant since 2010.

    Turning cloudy 17:03: Paul Hudson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A clear day so far but it will turn cloudy through the afternoon with patchy outbreaks of rain later.


    Top temperature this afternoon will be 18C (64F). Check the full forecast here.

    Theatrical equality? 16:47: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    The West Yorkshire Playhouse is one of a number of leading theatres in England to make a gender equality pledge.

    West Yorkshire Playhouse

    The playhouse says it is committed to delivering new work by female writers and plays which feature women protagonists.

    £3m mortgage 'fraud' 16:34: Huddersfield Examiner
    Lottery cash for charity 16:21: Telegraph & Argus
    Hot ticket! 16:10: Len Tingle Political editor, BBC Yorkshire

    It was the hottest ticket in town.

    Labour Party conference

    This was the queue for Ed Miliband's speech at the Labour Party conference.

    News on the hour 15:53: Nasser Hanif Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Developers says plans for a new business park on the M606 in Bradford could create 1,000 new jobs.

    They want to turn the old North Bierley waste water plant into a 57-acre (23-hectare) industrial complex. Listen to the latest headlines at 16:00 for more.

    Laser quest for soldiers 15:40: Huddersfield Examiner

    Yorkshire soldiers are taking part in the biggest "laser quest" game ever as part of Canadian training camp.

    Car fire on M62 15:27:

    BBC Travel News reports the M62 is closed eastbound between junction 27, M621 (Gildersome) and junction 28, A650 (Tingley) due to a car fire.

    Missing man appeal 15:15: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    West Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone who sees a missing man from Knottingley to get in touch.

    missing man

    Carl Edwards, 47, of Wentcliffe Road, was last seen at midnight on Monday in the Pontefract area. Officers say their main aim is to ensure he is safe and well.

    News on the hour 14:56: Nasser Hanif Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The former Radio 1 DJ, Dave Lee Travis, has been found guilty of one sexual offence.

    Earlier this year, the 69-year-old was cleared of 12 indecent assaults. Listen to the headlines at 15:00 for more.

    Cafe to help addicts 14:41: Telegraph & Argus
    Just desserts for Nicola 14:29: Nicola Rees Journalist, BBC Look North

    My toughest job of the day!


    Judging the cakes at Huddersfield University's charity bake off! The event is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

    Hilly marathon returns 14:10: Huddersfield Examiner
    News on the hour 13:55: BBC Radio Leeds

    There's a jobs boost for Bradford today with plans to build a new business park.

    The North Bierley waste water plant is to be turned into an industrial complex which could provide 1,000 jobs, says the developer. Listen to the headlines at 14:00 for more.

    Rhino's chief charged 13:43: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    The chief executive of Leeds Rhinos has been charged with improper conduct by the Rugby Football League.

    Kevin Sinfield and Gary Hetherington

    Hetherington called an investigation, which was later dropped, into claims Zak Hardaker used homophobic language a "witch-hunt".

    New business park plan 13:26: Huddersfield Examiner
    Yorkshire devolution on? 13:14: Len Tingle Political editor, BBC Yorkshire

    Is the Yorkshire devolution genie out of the bottle?

    Yorkshire flags

    In the aftermath of the Scottish Independence referendum there is an appetite for more local control in the north but who will grasp power and the purse strings from central government?

    News on the hour 12:59: BBC Radio Leeds

    The Wakefield MP says Labour will deliver the biggest change to the railways since they were privatised in the 1990s if it wins the General Election.

    Speaking at the party's conference in Manchester, Mary Creagh, who is also the Shadow Transport Secretary, said Labour would coordinate all track and train operations. Listen to the headlines at 13:00 for more.

    On the show today 12:53: Martin Kelner Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    On BBC Radio Leeds I will be welcoming autumn's arrival. Time for conkers, proper frosty mornings, bonfire night and Christmas stuff in the shops.

    Call me on 0845 303 3333.

    Wrangle over signs 12:40: Telegraph & Argus

    A national retailer which put up oversized signs without planning permission has had to go back to the drawing board.

    A1620 reopens 12:27:

    Leeds Travel info tweets: A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road in Cross Gates now open to traffic following earlier RTC between Cross Gates Road and Selby Road.

    Reassurances over abuse 12:14: Halifax Courier
    News on the hour 11:56: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A charity says Yorkshire needs more spaces for women who've suffered domestic abuse after revealing that almost 300 were turned away from refuges in a year.

    Women's Aid says the Yorkshire and Humber region has 335 bed spaces but in reality it needs 534. Listen to the headlines at 12:00 for more.

    More on Milanic 11:42: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    BBC Sport has more details of Darko Milanic, who is expected to be confirmed as Leeds United's new manager.

    Darko Milanic

    As a player, the 46-year-old Slovenian initially played for Partizan before moving to Austrian side Sturm Graz. He also represented both Yugoslavia and Slovenia at international level.

    He moved into coaching and went on to win nine domestic trophies with Slovenia's Maribor before moving to Sturm Graz in 2013.

    Milanic at Leeds training 11:29: Adam Pope Leeds United Commentator

    As expected Darko Milanic oversaw Leeds United's training session this morning ahead of officially signing a two-year deal to become head coach.

    He arrived at the Thorp Arch training complex just after 08:00 this morning closely followed by caretaker manager Neil Redfearn.

    Yorkshire in action 11:16: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    Keep up to date with what's happening at Headingley as Yorkshire take on Somerset in their final county championship game of the season by listening to the live commentary.

    News on the hour 11:00: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The United States has carried out its first air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria.

    The Pentagon said warplanes, drones and Tomahawk missiles were used in the attacks. Listen to the headlines at 11:00 for more.

    Wounded soldier eyes future 10:46: Telegraph & Argus
    Young girls at risk 10:33: Huddersfield Examiner
    Milanic to take Leeds training 10:21: Adam Pope Leeds United Commentator

    Darko Milanic flew in last night for talks with Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino.

    Darko Milanic

    He will take training today with a view to signing a two-year deal, I understand.

    Coming up 10:08: Wes Butters Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    This morning I am asking if TV is making us fat?

    Fast food and TV should be limited, says a health watchdog

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to no more than two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity. What do you think?

    Listen live on BBC Radio Leeds and call me on 0845 303 3333.

    News on the hour 09:55: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The US and several Arab nations have carried out air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria for the first time.

    Fighter planes and cruise missiles were used. Listen to the headlines at 10:00 for more.

    A6120 closure update 09:42:

    BBC Travel News is now reporting the A6120 in Leeds is closed in both directions between the Knightsway junction and the A63 Selby Road junction. The closure is due to an earlier accident and there are reports of queuing traffic.

    Write a Ceefax match report 09:29:

    Today marks 40 years since the introduction of Ceefax, the world's first teletext service, and to celebrate the anniversary BBC Sport wants readers to write their own Ceefax-style match reports.

    If you're watching MK Dons v Bradford tonight have a go and see how you do (desktop only). You can also share your Ceefax memories here.

    Top headlines
    Beauty spot pictures 09:17: Huddersfield Examiner
    Tattoo views 09:05: Liz Green Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    I am asking for pictures of your tattoos this morning. You can send them via Twitter or on Facebook.

    This (anonymous) one is from the BBC Leeds office tattoo collection.


    Why tattoos? Well it's because in Denmark, officials could lift a 50-year-old law banning tattoos on faces, hands or necks. Listen to Liz Green live.

    News on the hour 08:51: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Air strikes have been carried out overnight against Islamic State positions in Syria.

    US forces have been acting with what they're calling "partner nations". Listen to the headlines at 09:00 for more.

    Ring road closure 08:36:

    BBC Travel news reports the A6120 ring road in Leeds is closed southbound between the Swarcliffe Approach junction and the A63 Selby Road junction because of an accident.

    Behind the scenes 08:27: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    West Yorkshire Police is inviting the public to take a look at the force's new Leeds HQ on Elland Road.

    The open day event takes place on Sunday between 11:00 and 15:00 BST.

    Chief Supt Paul Money said: "This event will be an excellent opportunity for people to get a unique behind the scenes look at our new state-of-the art headquarters building while also getting an insight into modern day policing in Leeds."

    Patchy rain later 08:12: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Patchy mist should clear to leave a dry and fine morning with some spells of sunshine. Cloud will increase through the day though to bring some patchy rain.


    Top temperature today of 18C (64F). Check the forecast herer.

    Traffic lights out 08:05:

    BBC Travel news reports there's been a traffic light failure on the A64 York Road at the Cross Gates Lane junction.

    Drivers are warned to approach with care.

    Good Morning 08:00: Tim Dale BBC Local Live

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire on Tuesday 23 September.

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

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