12 August 2014
Will a new High Speed rail link tunnelled under the Pennines boost the economy of the North of England?
A man is charged with manslaughter over the death of a 37-year-old man who was assaulted in Leeds.
A Merseyside priest is named as the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield.
A monkey recently returned to Blackpool Zoo after it was stolen and found in West Yorkshire gives birth to twins.
Nottingham Forest maintain an unbeaten start to the season as they defeat Huddersfield in the Capital One Cup second round.
Paul Hudson is the weather presenter and climate correspondent for BBC Look North in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Thanks to John Earnshaw for sending in this fantastic picture of the calm before the storm during recent bad weather at the RSPB reserve at Allerton Bywater.
The rainclouds may be heading in its direction, but the swan in the foreground seems to be doing its best to ignore them.
Traders in Kirklees are criticising plans to ban a-boards from streets across the region.
And four members of a family escaped from a house fire in Wyke earlier this morning. Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.
More from Kirklees on the council's plan to ban advertising "a-boards" from the district's streets, which the authority says will make streets safer and improve the environment.
Huddersfield florist Charlotte Lister has told BBC Radio Leeds the move is "a bit harsh". "We're tying to get the town up and running, but it's like the council wants to take everything away," she said.
BBC Travel News reports the A642 Wakefield Road in Garforth is currently closed at the Ringway junction due to roadworks.
Join me until 15:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask if we can really ever stop bullying in schools. I'll be finding out more from a former West Yorkshire head teacher.
Also, with the new series of Benefits Street now being filmed, I want to know if you'll be watching? Email or tweet me with your views.
Members of a family escaped from a house fire in Wyke earlier this morning.
Firefighters from Odsal and Brighouse were called to the property in Griffe Road at about 06:00 where a bedroom had filled with smoke. Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.
Bradford City will be without defender Andrew Davies for tonight's local derby against Leeds United at Valley Parade.
Davies suffered a broken arm in Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Peterborough. Leeds defenders Giuseppe Bellusci and Sam Byram both start suspensions after their red cards in the 4-1 defeat at Watford.
Bosses of a Garforth social club which has been forced to close after 128 years say they are "absolutely devastated".
Renovation work has begun on a run-down landmark Grade II listed building in Armley which dates back to early last century.
Number Two Branch Road was built as a Methodist Chapel in 1905, but in recent years has been used as a carpet warehouse.
The building is now being regenerated as part of the Armley Townscape Heritage scheme and will see repairs to the building's slate roof and restoration of its windows and terracotta entrance.
Members of a Bradford family have safely escaped from a house fire in Wyke this morning.
Just after 06:00, firefighters from Odsal and Brighouse were called to the property in Griffe Road where a bedroom had filled with smoke. Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.
BBC Travel News reports there's queuing traffic on the exit slip road on the M62 westbound at J26, M606 (Chain Bar) due to an accident.
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Yorkshire Conservative MEP Tim Kirkhope says South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright must resign over the Rotherham abuse scandal.
This follows the publication of a damning report on the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children by criminal gangs in the town. Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.
A family of five have escaped a house fire this morning in Wyke, Bradford, West Yorkshire Fire Service says.
Firefighters from Odsal and Brighouse were called to the house in Griffe Road at about 06:30 where a bedroom had filled with smoke.
An adult and four children fled from the blaze, and no-one was injured.
Calderdale magistrates' have issued warrants for the arrest of two people from Calderdale after they failed to attend court or complete sentences.
Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask who's to blame for the failure to protect 1,400 children from sex abuse in Rotherham.
Also, on a much lighter note, I'll be finding out from someone who was at last night's Kate Bush concert in London whether the legendary singer lived up to expectations.
A diehard Huddersfield Town fan gets the perfect birthday gift from his wife after she arranges for a mural celebrating the club to be painted on their home in Deighton.
Traders in Kirklees are criticising a council decision to ban advertising "a-boards" from streets across the district.
The ban will be implemented in the coming months with the council arguing that removing the boards will make streets safer and improve the look of town centres.
A Leeds man will appear before magistrates this morning charged with the manslaughter of a 37-year-old man in Beeston.
Gerard Adeshida was assaulted in Lady Pit Lane and died later in hospital. Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.
Nottingham Forest maintained an unbeaten start to the season by defeating Huddersfield to secure a spot in the Capital One Cup third round.
Stuart Pearce's side, who lead the Championship, overcame their league rivals thanks to an own goal from James Vaughan and Henri Lansbury's effort.
Cloud will start to break up through the morning leaving a dry and bright day with partly cloudy skies and sunny spells.
There'll be a light or moderate southeast wind which will strengthen through the day.
the top temperature will be about 19C (66F). Check the forecast near you.
BBC Travel News reports there's slow traffic on the A62 westbound in Huddersfield between the Gasworks Street junction and the Northumberland Street junction.
BBC News Online reports a man has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a 37-year-old man in Leeds.
Gerard Adeshida (pictured), from Beeston, was assaulted in Lady Pit Lane, near St Francis of Assisi Primary School, at about 18:00 on Saturday. He died in hospital on Sunday.
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