23 January 2015
Three decades on, miners have not forgotten how Leon Brittan used the police to stop the pickets.
The Labour Party selects Naz Shah to contest the Bradford West parliamentary seat following the resignation of Amina Ali.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 40-year-old man fell from an upstairs window in Bradford.
Head coach James Webster describes Wakefield's 58-16 Super League defeat by Widnes as a "horror show" and a "nightmare".
23 January 2015
Three decades on, miners have not forgotten how Leon Brittan used the police to stop the pickets.
Paul Hudson is the weather presenter and climate correspondent for BBC Look North in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
That's all for today from BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire.
I'll be with you again from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.
A catalogue of abuse and aggressive behaviour directed at traffic wardens in Leeds can today be revealed by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Join me and Harry Gration at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we report on how train services on the East Coast Mainline are back in private hands after over five years in the public sector.
Also we'll be hearing from a man with terminal cancer who says he saw his GP 19 times before he was diagnosed. Now he's has been told he has weeks to live.
Police in Bradford are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a 22-year-old man from the city who's wanted on recall to prison.
Joseph Coultous was released on licence in February after having been sentenced for burglary but has breached the conditions of his prison licence.
He has links to the Little Horton, Canterbury, Holme Wood and Great Horton areas of the Bradford.
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BBC Sport is paying tribute to pioneering women in sport in the run-up to International Women's Day on 8 March.
In the first of the series we look at Leeds' very own Beryl Burton, arguably Britain's greatest female cyclist.
Her cycling achievements were phenomenal - seven world titles, 96 national titles and the best British all-rounder for 25 consecutive years. Find out all about her here.
Naz Shah, the Labour Party's new general election candidate for Bradford West, faces the task of trying to unseat Respect Party leader George Galloway.
Mr Galloway took the constituency from Labour in a by-election in 2012 with a 10,140 majority which he claimed was the "most sensational victory" in by-election history.
At the 2010 general election, Labour's Marsha Singh won the seat but he later resigned on health grounds. Mr Singh died in 2012.
According to a statement from Labour, its new candidate for Bradford West, Naz Shah, "has championed women's rights across the country achieving national recognition for her work".
"She's the chair of mental health charity Sharing Voices Bradford, but is perhaps better known locally as the campaigning daughter of Zoora Shah, who was jailed in 1993 for poisoning her partner Mohammed Azam after years of suffering domestic violence, and later released early."
A Halifax woman's campaign calling on the Highways Agency to identify pets killed on major roads and inform their owners is being debated in Parliament.
More than 122,000 people signed an e-petition calling for new legislation called Harvey's Law.
The campaign was inspired after one pet owner was informed about her poodle Harvey's death four months after he was found dead on a motorway.
Officers have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was seriously injured in a fall from a flat in Bradford.
Naz Shah, the Labour Party's new general election candidate for Bradford West, says she's "proud to be chosen for the seat in which I was born and am proud to call home".
In a statement, she says: "I am someone with a track record of campaigning and working for grassroots change.
"People here want real change, and they want someone who will genuinely fight their corner - I can be that person. I will not ever make promises I can't keep, and I will absolutely always put Bradford West people first."
Bradford City Boss Phil Parkinson has told us that James Hanson will be involved against Crawley tomorrow.
The striker has missed the last three games due to injury.
Parkinson's also said he will make further changes in response to fatigue within the City squad, following consecutive defeats.
Tonight will see clear spells and scattered wintry showers, giving local accumulations especially over the hills, and a minimum temperature of about 0C (32F) with ice on untreated surfaces.
Tomorrow, there'll be sunny spells and a further scattering of wintry showers, although eastern areas will see a good deal of dry, bright weather.
The top temperature will be about 5C (41F) with a strong south-west wind.
A man's now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an incident in which a 40-year-old man suffered "life-changing" injuries after he fell from a window in Bradford yesterday evening.
The 41-year-old suspect is currently in custody, West Yorkshire Police said.
Det Ch Insp Steve Snow says: "We are still keen to trace a man who was seen in the area at the time. We now believe he may be called John."
An incident in which a man was seriously injured after falling from an upstairs window at a flat in Bradford yesterday is being treated as suspicious by police.
Police were called to the flat at Woodview Terrace at about 20:40 on Sunday and found a 40-year-old man with serious head and chest injuries.
He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
The Labour Party has just confirmed to me that Naz Shah is the party's new general election candidate for the Bradford West constituency.
She takes over from the previous candidate Amina Ali, who withdrew last week - just three days after being selected, citing "massive disruption" to family life.
Police are appealing for information after a distinctive Ford Transit Van full of vinyl records was stolen in Northowram.
West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in a fall from a flat in Bradford.
Just under £1m has been awarded to museums and galleries in West Yorkshire in a bid to support them and secure their future, the Arts Council England has announced.
Bradford, Wakefield and Kirklees Councils have won cash grants from the Museum Resilience Fund totalling £914,819.
Sarah Maxfield, from the Arts Council, says: "The North has some fantastic museums which between them reach thousands of visitors each year, greatly supporting us in our mission."
Armley Jail in Leeds is the most overcrowded in England and Wales, according to a report by the Howard League for Penal Reform which is based on Ministry of Justice figures.
The prison is supposed to hold 669 prisoners, but the League's report says the Category B jail had more than 1,218 inmates at the end of January.
Frances Crook, the League's chief executive, says: "Caging men in squalor with nothing to do all day is never going to help them become law-abiding citizens on release."
A roofer with an allergy to cats saved one from suffocation when he saw a bin liner moving as he discarded some rubbish in a skip.
The West Yorkshire weekend derby between Featherstone and Bradford Bulls was watched by a crowd of 6,346 - the biggest for a league game at Featherstone for 22 years.
The Bulls won 40-4, with coach James Lowes saying the team was "stepping in the right direction".
"It still wasn't overly polished, particularly early in the first half. But I could see the boys doing what they'd practised, which is massively important."
A new law which allows West Yorkshire Police to use roadside testing kits to combat drug-driving is in force from today.
There's already a law against driving while under the influence of drugs, but now drivers will face prosecution if they exceed limits of illegal and some prescription drugs.
BBC Travel News reports the A638 Doncaster Road in Crofton is closed and there's slow traffic in both directions between the B6378 Lodge Lane junction and the Kendal Rise junction.
This is due to a vehicle striking a bridge and subsequent recovery work.
This afternoon will continue cold and windy with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, these falling as snow not just over the hills.
It should become mostly dry by late afternoon.
However, it'll still feel cold in the brisk westerly wind with highs of about 6C (43F).
Leeds Prison is the most overcrowded in England and Wales, according to a report by the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Armley is supposed to hold nearly 700 prisoners but the report says the Category B jail had more than 1,200 inmates at the end of January.
To hear more on this and other news listen to the 14:00 bulletin.
Wakefield Wildcats coach James Webster says yesterday's 58-16 defeat at Widnes was a "horror show" as they suffered their first Super League defeat of the season.
Wakefield conceded 10 tries and Webster was quick to apologise, telling BBC Radio Leeds: "It's not what we expect and it's not what we train for. We seemed helpless."
Webster has confirmed that prop Scott Anderson suffered a bad knee injury and could be out for "a couple of months" at least.
I'm at King's Cross Station in London at the official relaunch event for the East Coast Mainline route.
This is the new livery for the Virgin Trains East Coast launch train which is ready for its first journey north under its new brand - heading for Yorkshire and beyond.
The route between London and Scotland has returned to private hands after more than five years in the public sector and is being run jointly by Virgin and Stagecoach.
A man's been arrested over an attack in Leeds at the weekend - which left the victim in hospital with serious head injuries.
For more on this and other news listen to the 13:00 bulletin
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Pontefract Castle will be closed for two days this week as work is carried out as part of a £3.5m restoration project to open up parts of the site not seen by the public since the 17th century.
The work will be carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday, with contractors beginning to prune and remove trees overhanging the main drive to the inner bailey.
It's part of the Key to the North project, which is aimed at seeing Pontefract Castle - where Richard II was once imprisoned and died - being taken off the At Risk register.
BBC Travel News reports that A629 Ovenden Road in Halifax is partially blocked and there's queuing traffic in both directions between Orange Street Roundabout and the Ovenden Way junction because of a broken down bus.
Commenting on the arrest of a 23-year-old man in Walsall on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in connection to an assault on another man in Leeds on Sunday, Det Ch Insp Steve Snow says the arrest was a "direct result" of a public appeal.
Det Ch Insp Snow says police are still seeking information to help officers identify a second man shown in a CCTV image (above).
"He has a distinctive 'undercut' hairstyle which is shaved all the way around the level of the ears and then pointed at the front. We believe he is also from the West Midlands area," he says.
A man's been arrested over an attack in Leeds at the weekend which left the victim in hospital with serious head injuries.
More on the arrest of a 23-year-old man by police investigating a serious assault in Leeds city centre on Sunday which left another man, also 23, critically injured.
The arrested man handed himself in to police in Walsall last night and is now in Leeds where he's being held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
The attack happened in Heaton's Court, near Club Mission nightclub, at about 03:30 on Sunday.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene of a spate of accidents on a steep Haworth road this morning.
A man's been arrested by police investigating a serious assault in Leeds city centre at the weekend which left another man critically injured in hospital.
The 23-year-old was arrested after he attended Walsall Police Station in the West Midlands last night.
Northern Rail tweets: Due to a vehicle striking a bridge between #Knottingley and #WakefieldKirkgate all lines are blocked
Nearly 10 times as many motorists are using Leeds' flagship £2.8m park-and-ride scheme than when it first opened.
A West Yorkshire mum has told BBC Radio Leeds no one else should have to wait as long as she did for NHS surgery.
Dawn O'Toole was suffering from a painful condition called endometriosis, but it took a year for her to finally get the operation.
People in Leeds are being reminded that from 1 April they won't be able to use any of the eight recycling sites in the city without a permit.
The Leeds Resident Permit is a car window sticker which will be sent along with this year's council tax statement for the year.
Only residents who live within the Leeds boundary will be entitled to a permit. It's aimed at cutting the amount of waste coming into the city from neighbouring areas, according to Leeds City Council.
Huddersfield Town's inconsistent campaign continued this weekend as they were defeated 3-0 by Charlton at The Valley.
Chris Powell received a hero's welcome reception on his return to his former club, but left empty-handed with his side second best throughout.
Powell says: "We were second-best all day. We never got ourselves going and we just didn't perform. My team didn't really reflect what I want from them."
A woman from West Yorkshire with a painful medical condition says no-one else should have to wait as long as she did for surgery.
Dawn O'Toole, who has endometriosis, couldn't have the operation done for a year.
It's all change for rail passengers on the East Coast Mainline today, as Virgin Trains East Coast runs its first weekday services on the route since it was returned to private hands yesterday.
Yesterday saw Virgin Trains and Stagecoach take over the running of the service, which has been in public ownership since 2009.
The re-privatisation was opposed by unions, but the companies are promising new trains, more services and extra investment.
BBC Travel News reports there's very slow traffic on the M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor).
This is due to an accident. The vehicles involved are now on the hard shoulder. Congestion is currently as far back as J25, A644 (Brighouse).
People power has helped win major road safety improvements on a busy shopping street in Leeds where a woman was killed.
A West Yorkshire mother who had a year-long wait for an operation to correct a painful condition has told BBC Radio Leeds she doesn't want to see anyone else face the same delays.
Dawn O'Toole, from Leeds, has endometriosis and earlier this year her story caught the attention of the prime minister who described it as a "worrying case".
Wakefield will become the final West Yorkshire council to set its budget later today.
The authority must save £38m over the next year on top of the £81m it's cut since 2010.
Up to another 100 jobs are expected to be lost and the council also wants to raise council tax by just under 2%.
More from West Yorkshire Police on the serious assault in Leeds in the early hours of Sunday which left a 23-year-old man critically ill in hospital.
Det Ch Insp Steve Snow, from the homicide and major enquiry team, says: "This happened at a busy time of the night when there were lots of people around enjoying a night out.
"The seriousness of the incident may not have been immediately apparent at the time. I would appeal directly to anyone who witnessed this to get in contact."
Lloyd White scored four tries against Wakefield as Widnes earned their first Super League victory of the season yesterday evening.
The defeat was Wakefield's first on the artificial turf at the Select Security Stadium and ends their perfect start to the season.
Wakefield boss James Webster said: "We were outfought and outmuscled for 80 minutes and there was only one side playing."
Police investigating a serious attack on a man in Leeds city centre at the weekend have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with the incident.
The victim, who's 23 and from Wakefield, was assaulted near Mission nightclub at about 03:30 on Sunday and suffered head injuries. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Officers want to speak to two men who were also involved in an incident involving another person in the same area just minutes before. It's thought they were with a group of men from the West Midlands.
BBC Travel News reports one lane is blocked and there's queuing traffic on the M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) because of an accident involving four vehicles.
Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.
It'll be a cold and, in places, a frosty start followed by a windy day with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, these falling as snow not just over the hills.
The showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the west, with many areas becoming mostly dry through the afternoon.
It'll feel cold in the brisk westerly wind with highs of about 6C (43F).
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