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9 July 2014 Last updated at 18:23

Savile abuse investigation cost £1mJimmy Savile in November 1973

An investigation into allegations that Jimmy Savile preyed on children on hospital wards across Leeds cost more than £1m, it is revealed.

Gemma Simpson in 2000Murder arrest in missing woman case

A man is arrested on suspicion of killing Leeds woman Gemma Simpson, who disappeared from her home 14 years ago.

Ann MaguireMemorial service for stabbed teacher

A memorial service for a teacher who was stabbed to death at school is to be held in September, Leeds City Council says.

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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BBC Local Live

    Good evening 18:00: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

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

    I'll have all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates again tomorrow from 08:00.

    Clear spells 17:50: Paul Hudson BBC Weather

    It'll be a windy evening with cloud spreading westwards overnight, with some clear spells remaining across western hills. Minimum temperatures will be about 11C (52F).

    weather outlook

    Tomorrow, it'll be mostly cloudy with some brighter spells in the west. Outbreaks of rain, at times heavy, will slowly spread westwards with a top temperature of 17C (63F).

    Coming up on BBC One 17:47: BBC Look North

    Join Harry and Amy tonight at 18:30:

    • We find out why the inquiry into the scale of abuse by Jimmy Savile in Leeds hospitals cost more than £1m
    • Gary Verity, the man behind Yorkshire's successful bid for the Tour de France, is finally back in the county after the big weekend
    • And we take a look behind the scenes at Bradford's abandoned landmark Odeon cinema
    'Take care' during strike 17:45: Huddersfield Examiner

    West Yorkshire fire service bosses say take care, as fire cover will be halved during Thursday's strike.

    VIDEO: Odeon exploration 17:44:

    George Clarke, architect and presenter of Channel 4 series Restoration Man, has been looking around Bradford's abandoned Odeon cinema.

    George Clarke examines Bradford Odeon

    The landmark building was opened in 1930 as a 3,300-seat theatre and converted into three smaller cinemas and a bingo hall in 1969.

    It closed in 2000 and the building is owned by the council. A decision on its future is due later this year.

    Boy injured by bus and car 17:41: Halifax Courier

    A 14-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being clipped by a bus and then run over by a car in Hebden Bridge this afternoon.

    Send us your pictures 17:40: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Sometimes it's the little things...

    BBC Radio Leeds drivetime presenter Andrew Edwards took this extreme close-up of a leaf he spotted on the way in to work, and what a fantastic shot it is.


    If you've seen something which has caught your eye in West Yorkshire, why not email or tweet us your pictures.

    Club brawl appeal 17:35: Huddersfield Examiner

    Detectives investigating a brawl outside a Bradford nightclub which left five people injured and in hospital are appealing for people to come forward with information.

    Broken down lorry 17:33:

    BBC Travel News reports traffic is slow on the A58 at Chain Bar because of a broken down lorry on the roundabout.

    Drivers are being warned to avoid the area if possible

    Strike disruption warning 17:28: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Leeds City Council is warning tomorrow's UK-wide strike by public sector workers could lead to some council-run services in the city being "closed or severely disrupted".

    Updates on services affected by the industrial action, including school closures, will be posted on the council's website.

    Bowling green fears 17:24: Huddersfield Examiner

    Bowlers in Newsome fear a century-old bowling green could vanish within months if a neighbouring Working Men's Club is sold off.

    Rider injured in crash 17:20: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    A 21-year-old motorcyclist suffered serious injuries during a crash with a car in Notton, near Wakefield, this morning.

    Police say it happened in Barnsley Road at about 10:45 when the rider, from Wakefield, hit a stationary Skoda Fabia which was trying to turn right.

    The man, whose injuries are not life-threatening, is being treated in hospital and police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

    Savile inquiry cost more than £1m 17:11: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    It's been revealed the cost of the investigation into the crimes of Jimmy Savile at hospitals in Leeds cost more than £1m.

    Leeds General Infirmary

    The independent report, which revealed the full extent of his crimes at the Leeds General Infirmary over a 50-year period, will have to be paid for by the hospital trust, the BBC has discovered.

    News on the hour 16:55: Nasser Hanif Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 17:00:

    Extending Beryl 16:46: Andrew Edwards Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    We heard yesterday that Beryl, the play currently running at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds which celebrates the life of champion Leeds cyclist Beryl Burton, is to be extended.

    West Yorkshire Playhouse poster

    And now here's the proof. The man at the Playhouse is already busy changing the poster.

    Inside the Odeon 16:37: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    The saga of Bradford's derelict Odeon cinema has been running for well over a decade, and its fate remains uncertain.

    Inside Bradford Odeon

    Now, BBC Look North has been allowed inside the landmark building for the first time since it was closed in 2000.

    Reporter Spencer Stokes accompanied George Clarke, presenter of Channel 4's Restoration Man series, and members of the Bradford Odeon Rescue Group, for an exclusive view of a building on the edge. Find out more on BBC Look North at 18:30.

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    A taxing question? 16:06: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Should English cities such as Leeds and Manchester get the power to raise taxes including stamp duty and business rates?

    Leeds City Hall

    A committee of MPs is suggesting they should - after all these taxes are already in the process of being devolved to Wales.

    Email or tweet us with your views.

    News on the hour 15:57: Nasser Hanif Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 16:00:

    Chemical college plan 15:46: Huddersfield Examiner

    A new chemical manufacturing college could be built in Huddersfield, bringing hundreds of new apprenticeships and dozens of new jobs to the town.

    Leeds sign new goalkeeper 15:36:

    Leeds United have signed Chievo goalkeeper Marco Silvestri on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

    The 23-year-old former Italy Under-21 international finished last season on loan with Chievo's Serie A rivals Cagliari, making three appearances.

    Froome quits Tour 15:24: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    If you've been following the progress of the Tour de France since its memorable appearance in Yorkshire at the weekend, there's some bad news from Stage Five.

    Chris Froome

    Britain's defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome has quit the race after crashing for a third time.

    The Briton had resumed riding after his first fall in wet conditions, but withdrew after his second crash with about 66km of the stage to go.

    VIDEO: Horse plunge rescue 15:15: Huddersfield Examiner

    A horse sparked a major rescue operation after it plummeted down a hole in Linthwaite and was stuck for 24 hours.

    News on the hour 14:57: Nasser Hanif Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 15:00:

    Dry and bright 14:42: Keeley Donovan BBC Look North Weather Presenter

    This afternoon it'll remain largely dry and bright with sunny spells, though the sunshine could turn a little hazy, with a top temperature of 21-22C (70-72F).

    Tonight, the cloud will spread westwards with some clear spells remaining across western hills.

    Rain will edge into eastern parts and the breeze will ease, with a minimum temperature of 11C (52F).

    Police seek man over assault 14:29: Halifax Courier

    A man police want to speak to regarding a serious assault is believed to be living in Halifax.

    Scruton signs extension 14:15:

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and England prop Nick Scruton has signed a two-year contract extension.

    Nick Scruton

    The 29-year-old joined the Wildcats from Bradford Bulls on a one-year deal in March and has made 16 appearances for James Webster's side.

    News on the hour 14:03: BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories in the 14:00 bulletin:

    • The prime minister has dismissed calls for a retired judge to step aside from chairing a newly-established review into child abuse
    • Union reps and industry officials are talking to MPs about the future of a North Yorkshire coal mine
    • Leeds-based Asda has been branded an "immoral thug" by a veteran Labour MP, over the treatment of one of its employees
    PM hails Tour de Yorkshire 13:41: Yorkshire Post

    David Cameron heaped praise on Yorkshire's hosting of the Tour de France at Prime Minister's Questions today.

    Train wi-fi promise 13:21: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    The government is promising to improve wi-fi connectivity on trains, while making services up to 10 times faster.

    Woman with phone on train

    And it sounds as if passengers in Leeds could be among the first to benefit - though it may be "three or four years" before it actually comes to pass.

    So what exactly is being done to make sure we can keep communicating while commuting?

    Coming up on BBC One 13:09: BBC Look North

    In our lunchtime programme today:

    News on the hour 12:55: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The headlines at 13:00:

    Man sought over assault 12:35:

    West Yorkshire Police has issued a photo of a man officers want to speak to in connection with a serious assault.

    Carl Vickers

    Carl Vickers, 44, of no fixed address, is wanted about an attack in the Undercliffe area of Bradford last December.

    Serious accident shuts road 12:22:

    BBC Travel News reports the A61 Barnsley Road, in Woolley, is closed in both directions at the Seckar Lane junction because of a serious accident.

    Drivers are being advised to avoid the area if possible.

    Mother dropped girl from window 12:06: Huddersfield Examiner

    A mother-of-two from Dewsbury has been spared jail after being found guilty of dangling her child from a window and dropping her on to the porch below.

    News on the hour 11:56: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The headlines at 12:00:

    Campbell's search for birth parents 11:48: BBC Radio Leeds

    Coming up, broadcaster Nicky Campbell (pictured) will tell Martin Kelner about his experiences searching for - and being reunited with - his birth mother and father after many years. Listen to the show from 12:00

    Nicky Campbell
    War at home exhibition 11:35:

    A highlight of this year's Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate is the BBC's World War One At Home exhibition.

    WWI exhibition at Great Yorkshire Show

    BBC Radio Leeds is at the showground today finding out more about how Yorkshire fought the Great War on the home front.

    Listen here for the latest from England's largest agricultural show.

    Kings Cross train cancelled 11:25:

    National Rail tweets: The 14:48 London Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange has been cancelled because of a train fault. Please tweet us for alternative options.

    Huddersfield talent 11:15: Huddersfield Examiner

    The sound of music will ring out across Huddersfield this weekend as a bumper bill of live events gets under way to sing the praises of the area's musical talent.

    'Retain the character' 11:04: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Responding to our story earlier about the row in Saltaire over what style of door is "appropriate" for a World Heritage site, Mike Harrison tells us via email that he "fully agrees" that some just don't fit in.


    Mike says: "As a World Heritage area it should be kept as original as possible to retain the character and 'flavour' of the town.

    "Would the residents also like to put plastic doors and windows in too? Maybe a few solar panels?"

    News on the hour 10:57: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The headlines at 11:00:

    Celebrating Yorkshire 10:47:

    This morning on BBC Radio Leeds, Wes Butters is live from the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.

    radio leeds at great yorkshire show

    He'll be joining the 130,000 people that flock to the event every year to find out what's going on and meet just some of the exhibitors and visitors.

    After 11:00 Joe Maiden will have a special gardening phone-in from the President's Lawn at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

    Only in Yorkshire 10:36: Huddersfield Examiner

    Take a look at a gallery of 20 things you'd only see in Yorkshire during the Tour de France.

    Headingley prepared 10:27:

    Yorkshire County Cricket Club tweets: We will be getting off and running on time at Headingley for day three v Durham. Sun shining.

    'Sneaky peeks' at City Hall 10:13:

    People in Bradford are to get the chance to take a behind-the-scenes view of the landmark City Hall later this summer, Bradford Council says.

    city hall

    Visitors will be given "Sneaky Peek" tours of the 19th Century Grade I-listed building including the subterranean Victorian police cells and the court room used by ITV's Coronation Street.

    The tours will start on Wednesday 6 August and will take place every Wednesday until 11 September.

    Festival praise 10:04: Spenborough Guardian

    Organisers of the Cleckheaton Folk Festival have praised the community after a successful weekend of music and morris dancing.

    News on the hour 09:57: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The headlines at 10:00:

    Tour memories 09:54: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    The Tour de France may now be just a memory here in West Yorkshire, but you can still take a look back at just how big an event it was.

    police at grand depart

    West Yorkshire Police have collected their best shots of the drama, the fun and the excitement from the weekend on their Facebook album.

    Your views 09:37:

    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.

    Door dilemma 09:20: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Take a look at these doors - they're all on one street in Saltaire and each one is unsuitable for the area, according to Bradford Council.

    Doors in Saltaire

    The council says they don't fit in with the village's status as a World Heritage site - it's not so much the colours as their designs.

    Fanny Street has been singled out. What do you think, does the council have a point? Email or tweet us with your views.

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    Horse trapped for day in hole 09:09: Huddersfield Examiner

    A horse sparked a major rescue operation in Linthwaite after it fell 10ft down a hole and was stuck for 24 hours.

    News on the hour 08:58: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 09:00 include:

    London train cancelled 08:53:

    National Rail tweets: The 10:20 Bradford Interchange - London Kings Cross has been cancelled because of a train fault. Please tweet us for alternative options.

    Great Yorkshire Show continues 08:37:

    Thousands of people attended the first day of the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate yesterday, England's biggest agricultural event, with more expected over the next couple of days.

    Great Yorkshire Show

    The 156th show, which attracts people from all over the county as well as the rest of the country, comes after 2.5 million spectators turned out for the Tour de France at the weekend.

    Burst forces bus changes 08:27:

    Metro Travel News tweets: Wakefield Bus Services 102/114/117/126/127/212/231/232/278 using Westgate End/Makin St stop unable to use stop due to burst water main.

    Stinging farewell to striker 08:17: Yorkshire Post

    Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has delivered a stinging farewell to Ross McCormack after the striker signed for Fulham yesterday, breaking the transfer record for deals outside the Premier League.

    Sunny spells 08:07: Kawser Quamer Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It's a largely dry and bright morning for West Yorkshire.

    Weather picture

    Sunny spells will be replaced by hazy sunshine as cloud spreads in from the east.

    A freshening breeze is forecast and a maximum temperature of 21-22C (70-72F)

    Good morning 08:00: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to another day on BBC Local Live.

    I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across Leeds and West Yorkshire.

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