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14 July 2014 Last updated at 13:53

Man arrested over double murderSawrey Place, Bradford

A 37-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after two bodies are found at a house in Bradford.

Murder arrest over death of woman

A 44-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Normanton.

Miniature Shetland ponyStolen foal recovered after tip-off

A four-week-old foal stolen from a field near Leeds is recovered after coverage of the case led to a tip-off as to the creature's whereabouts.

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

Ballot boxes for national parks?

The Queen's Speech contained a brief reference to government plans that could see the biggest change to how the national parks are run in the six decades since they were set up.

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    Traffic lights out 15:41:

    BBC Travel News reports that the traffic lights have failed on the B6154 Pudsey Road in Leeds at the Wood Lane junction.

    Drivers are being urged to approach with care.

    Khan repays part of loan 15:34: Telegraph & Argus

    Bradford Council insists former Bradford Bulls owner Omar Khan has repaid some of the £200,000 loan he received from the authority - but refuses to say how much.

    Traveller camps injunction 15:18: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Travellers are to be prevented from setting up unlawful encampments on six "key environmentally sensitive" sites in Leeds after the council gained a "wide-ranging" injunction.

    roundhay park

    The sites are: Roundhay Park (pictured) and Soldiers Field, Holbeck Moor, Wykebeck Valley, The John Charles Centre for Sport, Gassy Field at Armley Gyratory, Kirkstall Abbey

    Councillor Peter Gruen said: "This sends a clear message that we won't put up with unacceptable use of land and the negative behaviour associated with it".

    Simon signs for Wildcats 15:07: BBC Sport

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have agreed to sign 27-year-old Catalan Dragons prop Mickael Simon on a two-year deal.

    "I need a new challenge," he told the club website.

    News on the hour 14:59: Nasser Hanif Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 15:00:

    Parents fight academy plan 14:51: Telegraph & Argus

    A Bradford primary school is likely to be forced to become an academy by the Government, despite opposition from parents.

    Patchy rain 14:42: Paul Hudson BBC Look North Weather

    For the rest of this afternoon, it'll tend to cloud from the west, with the risk of a little patchy rain into Pennine areas and a top temperature of 22C (72F).

    Tonight it'll be cloudy with patchy rain spreading eastwards, clearing later with all parts becoming dry and a minimum temperature of about 12C (54F).

    Race road restrictions 14:29: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Drivers in Leeds are being given advanced warning of road closures on Sunday due to the Leeds 10k race in the city centre.

    About 10,000 runners are expected to take part in Sunday's event, with road closures beginning from 04:00.

    Organisers say roads affected include: Great George Street, Calverley Street, Cookridge Street, Merrion Street, Vicar Lane, Call Lane, Wellington Street, Kirkstall Road, West Street and The Headrow.

    New delays for M62 14:11: Huddersfield Examiner

    M62 drivers are warned of delays for three years as improvement works planned on westbound section towards Manchester start today.

    Fight for green spaces 14:07: Telegraph & Argus
    News on the hour 14:00: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 14:00:

    On the buses 13:40:

    Leeds is on the itinerary as five men plan to travel the length of England on 19 local buses to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

    bus stop

    The group of friends will spend nearly 28 hours making the 400-mile trip from Brighton to Berwick-Upon-Tweed via Leeds.

    The 27-year-old from Essex came up with the idea after his mother was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last year.

    The numbers game 13:30: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    About two-and-a-half-million people are thought to have lined the route of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

    tour crowd

    But that number pales into insignificance beside a claim that the race as a whole will have been watched by a global television audience of four billion people.

    Does half of the world's population really watch le Tour?

    Illegal hunters target wildlife 13:16: Huddersfield Examiner

    A fox cub was shot in the heart and three badgers butchered by illegal hunters in Huddersfield last week.

    News on the hour 12:59: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 13:00:

    Leeds needs 'special players' 12:55: Yorkshire Post

    Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino (pictured) has spoken of the need to have "special players" at Elland Road after the club's surprise decision to pull out of a deal to take Swiss centre-back Jonathan Rossini on a temporary basis from Sassuolo.

    massimo cellino
    VIDEO: Murder investigation 12:45: Telegraph & Argus

    Police have launched a murder investigation after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at a flat in Bradford.

    Pennine Way pictured 12:38:

    Chris Ogden in Hebden Bridge has sent us this picture taken on the Pennine Way above Todmorden this morning.

    view from pennine way

    If you've taken a picture of somewhere in West Yorkshire that you'd like others to see, why not Email or tweet us with your shots?

    Have your say on buses 12:19: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    West Yorkshire Metro is reminding people that there's just one week to go before the consultation into the future of bus services in Calderdale ends.

    The consultation runs until Monday 21 July, and comments from passengers will be used to shape bus services in the district from January 2015.

    The areas most affected by the proposed changes are Ryburn Valley and Sowerby Bridge Wards.

    Bodies found in city flat 12:12: Yorkshire Post

    A murder investigation is under way in Bradford after the bodies of a man and a woman in their 40s were found at a flat in the city.

    Teen dragged by car 12:09: Huddersfield Examiner

    A teenager was struck by a car, trapped underneath and dragged 100ft down the road in an accident in Huddersfield town centre on Saturday.

    News on the hour 11:58: Tracy Gee Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at midday:

    Leeds luminaries 11:50: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Who do you think is important or influential enough to be added to Leeds City Museum's Who's Who Gallery?

    alan bennett

    Leeds City Council's asking people for their votes as the gallery is given a revamp - with new spaces up for grabs celebrating people with strong ties to Leeds.

    Alan Bennett (pictured) is already there, Henry Moore's already there and so is Barbara Taylor Bradford - but now it's your chance to say which Leeds luminary comes next.

    Lane closed on M62 11:42:

    BBC Travel News reports one lane is closed on the M62 eastbound between J21, A640 (Milnrow) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor, West Yorkshire), because of an accident.

    Hospital cuts under scrutiny 11:35: Huddersfield Examiner

    Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham is to investigate shake-up plans which will slash the number of beds at Dewsbury District Hospital by up to 70%.

    'Lots of shock' 11:27: Richard Edwards Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    I'm near Sawrey Place in Bradford, where a murder investigation has been launched after the discovery of two bodies.

    There is lots of shock in the surrounding streets in an area which is on the edge of the city centre, tucked away in the network of terraces and back alleys off Great Horton Road.

    A 37-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of murder, police say.

    Violent woman jailed 11:20: Halifax Courier

    A violent alcoholic who subjected her disabled stepfather to a series of attacks in his Halifax home has been jailed for four years.

    Doctorate for Sir Rodney 11:14: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Sir Rodney Walker, chair of the organisation which oversaw the spectacular Tour de France in Yorkshire, is to receive an honorary doctorate from Huddersfield University.

    rodney walker

    Sir Rodney, who chaired TdFHUB2014, will join Mirfield-born star of stage and screen Sir Patrick Stewart at the start of eight days of graduation ceremonies at the university.

    Uni chancellor Sir Patrick is expected to lead a procession of new graduates and celebrity guests through the streets from about 14:30. Be warned - some roads will be closed.

    Blue badge abuse call 11:08: Yorkshire Post

    Campaigners call on councils to take tougher action on fraudsters robbing disabled people of easier parking after an investigation by The Yorkshire Post shed light on the scale of blue badge abuse and misuse.

    News on the hour 11:03: Tracy Gee Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 11:00 include:

    Murder investigation launched 10:57: Wakefield Express

    A murder investigation has been launched after the death of a woman in Normanton.

    Coming up 10:45: Martin Kelner Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me from 12:00 on BBC Radio Leeds:

    David Cameron is expected to appoint Esther McVey as Minister for TV. If you were in charge of television, what would your manifesto be?

    Cilla Black says it's no fun getting old. Do you agree with her - or are you living it up?

    Email or tweet me with your views.

    Sir Patrick leads parade 10:34: Huddersfield Examiner

    Actor Sir Patrick Stewart will be joined by his new wife, singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell, when he leads a colourful 170-strong procession of university graduates and celebrity guests through the streets of Huddersfield later.

    Moonlight magic 10:27: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Terry Dosdale from Holt Park has sent us this fantastic picture of the moon over Leeds last night.

    moon over Holt Park

    Taken a picture of somewhere in West Yorkshire that you'd like others to see? Email or tweet us with your shots.

    Bodies found in flat 10:18: Yorkshire Post

    A murder investigation is under way in Bradford after the bodies of a man and a woman in their 40s were found at a flat in the city.

    'Lenient' sentence lobby 10:15: Halifax Courier

    Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker is set to lobby the Attorney General to review the "lenient" sentence given to the killer of Halifax Rugby Union player Andrew Feather.

    Brownlee secures gold 10:07:

    It's been a good weekend for Leeds' Alistair Brownlee as he secured triathlon relay world gold for Great Britain.

    alistair brownlee

    GB's triathletes were victorious at the Mixed Relay World Championships, claiming their third title in four years.

    Brownlee finished ahead of France's Vincent Luis in the final leg in Hamburg with Hungary in third.

    News on the hour 09:59: Tracy Gee Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The headlines at 10:00:

    Family's cancer wait 09:57: Yorkshire Evening Post

    A baby fighting an incredibly rare form of leukaemia is in a Leeds hospital while doctors wait to see if her brother's bone marrow could help cure her.

    Man arrested over death 09:51: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a woman's body in Normanton, West Yorkshire Police say.

    Police were called by an ambulance crew to an address on Castleford Road at about 19:00 on Sunday after the woman, believed to be 41, was found with life-threatening injuries.

    The woman, who is thought to have lived locally, was pronounced dead a short time later, police say.

    On air now 09:42: Wes Butters Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    On BBC Radio Leeds now, I'm asking whether the Church of England should allow women bishops.

    It's a historic day for the CofE with its parliament, the General Synod, taking the final vote on whether to finally create women bishops. It's caused division and discord within the church.

    So what do you think? Email or tweet us with your views.

    Queuing traffic 09:33:

    BBC Travel News reports there is queuing traffic on the A629 Calderdale Way southbound in Elland before the Ainley Top Roundabout.

    VIDEO: Race For Life 09:29: Huddersfield Examiner

    Thousands of runners, joggers and walkers descended on Leeds Road Playing Fields on Sunday for Huddersfield's Race For Life. The Examiner has photos and video from the big day.

    'Dare to dream' 09:20:

    Yorkshire should "dare to dream again" after the success of the Tour de France's Grand Depart, according to Welcome to Yorkshire boss Gary Verity.


    Mr Verity (above, left), who led Yorkshire's bid to host the Grand Depart earlier this month, told BBC Radio Leeds: "It's very important that it was the start of the journey not the end."

    Murder inquiry launched 09:08: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    More on the launch of a murder inquiry in Bradford after the discovery of two bodies at an address in the city centre yesterday.

    Police believe the deaths of the man and the woman are linked and a 37-year-old man is still in custody on suspicion of murder.

    Det Ch Insp Jim Dunkerley says: "I would like anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in the Sawrey Place area late on Saturday night or into the early hours of Sunday to come forward."

    News on the hour 09:00: Tracy Gee Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The headlines at 09:00:

    Latest updates
    08:53: Breaking News

    A murder investigation's been launched in Bradford after the bodies of a man and a woman, both in their 40s, were found, West Yorkshire Police have just revealed.

    They were found with serious injuries at an address in Sawrey Place on Sunday afternoon, and were pronounced dead at the scene.

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody, police said.

    'Hardly any crime' 08:42: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    There was "hardly any crime" in Leeds during the start of the Tour de France, according to West Yorkshire Police's Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom.

    crowd outside town hall

    He's just revealed on BBC Radio Leeds that there were "only two or three arrests, all for very minor stuff" during the Grand Depart on Saturday 5 July.

    "To see everybody enjoying themselves and to see so many millions of people in Yorkshire, our county, just made everybody feel proud," he said.

    Your views 08:38:

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place.

    We'd like to know what you think.

    'Rampaging' burglar jailed 08:29: Yorkshire Evening Post

    A burglar with a "rampaging record" for targeting business premises has been jailed for his latest spate of offending.

    Not so friendly? 08:24: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    There may have been bigger football matches on yesterday evening, but Leeds United fans were left nonplussed after Romanian friendly opponents Viitorul Constanta failed to turn up for a friendly match.

    LUFC logo

    United were forced to stage an exhibition game for their supporters, with head coach Dave Hockaday naming two sides in a match at the venue in Santa Cristina, Italy.

    The match ended 3-1.

    Road closed 08:17:

    BBC Travel News reports that the A638 Chancery Road in Dewsbury is closed and there is slow traffic in both directions between the B6128 Owl Lane junction and Flushdyke.

    This is due to an accident involving lorry and a car.

    A diversion is in operation via Dewsbury Road.

    Dry and sunny 08:08: Kawser Quamer Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Any patchy mist around at first in West Yorkshire will soon clear to leave a fine, dry and sunny morning.

    weather picture

    However, cloud will thicken from the west in the afternoon bringing with it the odd spot of light and patchy rain, spreading further eastwards during the evening.

    Still warm with highs of 22C (72F)

    Good morning 08:00: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire for Monday 14 July 2014.

    I'll be here with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates until 18:00.

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