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24 July 2014 Last updated at 12:02

Coal mine employee buyout 'shelved'Kellingley Colliery

The National Union of Mineworkers says an employee buyout to save Kellingley Colliery, which is on the border of West Yorkshire, has been shelved.


Healthcare team of nurses and doctors Warning over NHS trust finances

Nineteen NHS trusts, including two in West Yorkshire, have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.

RudimentalRudimental duo get university honour

Rudimental duo Piers Agget and Kesi Dryden receive honorary degrees from Leeds Metropolitan University. Newsbeat

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

National parks face biggest change to governance

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

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    On air 12:44: Martin Kelner Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me on BBC Radio Leeds now. I'm asking how straight is horse racing? It's a question I've pondered after the Queen's horse, Estimate, was found to be doped.

    Horses on racecourse

    And, it's Thursday, so it must be lasagne - a poll shows that a lack of time and confidence mean we only have a repertoire of seven dishes. Why not email or tweet us detailing what are yours and are you stuck in a food rut?

     
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    Detective's attack conviction 12:31: Huddersfield Examiner

    A Huddersfield murder squad detective's career was in ruins after he was‎ convicted of a drunken and "unprovoked" attack in a pub while shouting: "I'm a copper. I will do what I like."

     
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    Ilkley road congestion 12:20:

    BBC Travel reports there is traffic congestion on the A65 Leeds Road in both directions at Ilkley between the B6382 Wheatley Lane junction and the Mayfield Avenue junction.

     
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    Time to chill out? 12:05: John Henry BBC Local Live

    Temperatures in Leeds could reach as high as 27C (79F) this afternoon and when it gets that hot we like to cool down on the big steps outside the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Department of Health building just round the corner from the BBC (pictured).

    steps at west yorkshire playhouse

    On one side of those steps it's usually baking hot in weather like this, but on the other side it's shady and just right to hide from the sun.

    So where do you go in West Yorkshire to get some respite from this hot hot heat? Email or tweet us with your hidden gems.

     
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    News on the hour 11:58: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 12:00 include

    • MP Yvette Cooper says Kellingley Colliery can still be saved - despite the collapse of plans for a worker buy-out
    • Leeds Council's meeting today to decide whether to cut the notice period it has to give before announcing redundancies
    • Leeds has been revealed as the country's tailgating hotspot, according to a new report
     
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    Film festival concerns 11:51: Telegraph & Argus

    Concerns have been raised about the future of Bradford International Film Festival (BIFF) in light of a planned review of the National Media Museum's festival programme.

     
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    VIDEO: Brothers in arms 11:36: John Henry BBC Local Live

    Keith Brownlee, the father of Leeds Olympians, the Brownlee brothers has been sharing tales of the incredible competitive spirit that exists between his all-conquering triathlete sons.

    Brownlee brothers

    He insists that Alistair and Jonny, who won gold and bronze respectively at the London 2012 Olympics, have always been sporty and talks about the experience of raising a champion.

    The brothers are now in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, hoping to bring more sporting glory back to West Yorkshire.

     
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    Move 'in the balance' 11:25: Yorkshire Post

    Midfielder Federico Viviani's proposed transfer to Leeds United hung in the balance last night as he and the club attempted to thrash out the terms of his loan move from Roma.

     
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    M62 lane closed 11:15:

    BBC Travel News reports that one lane is closed on M62 in West Yorkshire westbound between J32, A639 (Pontefract) and J31, A655 (Castleford), because of a broken down vehicle.

     
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    Coroner's concern 11:05: Telegraph & Argus

    A coroner in Bradford has asked police to look again at whether a mother whose baby girl was found suffocated in her cot three years ago should face charges of criminal neglect.

     
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    News on the hour 11:00: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 11:00 include

     
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    Sunny morning 10:40: John Henry BBC Local Live

    It's another beautiful day in West Yorkshire and BBC Radio Leeds presenter Andrew Edwards took this picture while at Leeds Bradford International Airport this morning.

    Leeds Bradford International Airport

    Have you taken any pictures of West Yorkshire during this glorious weather? Why not email or tweet us with you pictures?

     
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    Hospital cash concerns 10:24: John Henry BBC Local Live

    It's emerged that two West Yorkshire NHS Trusts are among a number referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.

    Nurses in corridor

    The Audit Commission made the move after reviewing the health of 98 trusts running a combination of hospital, ambulance and community services.

    The referrals have been made because the trusts, including Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, failed to break even and do not have robust enough plans to balance the books in the coming years.

     
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    'Nuclear option' on libraries 10:08: Huddersfield Examiner

    Kirklees Council considers 'nuclear option' to close all but two libraries to save money.

     
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    News on the hour 09:58: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 10:00:

    • An employee buyout to save Kellingley colliery has been shelved according to a miners' union
    • Bradford Lib Dem MP David Ward could escape action by his party over his Gaza tweets
    • Stallholders at Leeds' Kirkgate Market are called to an emergency meeting about the £12m revamp
     
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    On air now 09:47: BBC Radio Leeds

    Join Nick Ahad on BBC Radio Leeds until 12:00

    He's asking: Is everyone else an inconsiderate driver? We've heard that the M1 near Leeds is the worst place in the country for tailgating.

    Vehicles on road

    But some of us say that tailgaters are the worst - some people are saying this morning that they wouldn't have to tailgate if people didn't hog the middle lane - so the question is, is it everyone else's fault? E-mail or tweet us with your views.

     
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    Leeds United line-up 09:36: Yorkshire Post

    Leeds United head coach David Hockaday will give a clear indication of his plans for the first game of the new season by fielding his strongest line-up away at Chesterfield on Saturday.

     
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    Man sought after attack 09:21: Halifax Courier

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was knocked unconscious in Halifax town centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.

     
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    Leeds boxer Adams' gold ambition 09:08: BBC Sport

    Leeds boxer Nicola Adams has her eyes firmly set on a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

    Nicola Adams

    The 31-year-old said boxing is her passion: "There are times when my alarm goes off in the morning and I don't want to get up and go for a run.

    "But while I'm lazing around, my opponents are envisaging how to beat Nicola Adams. That's what gets me out of bed."

     
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    News on the hour 08:59: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories at 09:00:

    • An employee buyout to save Kellingley colliery has been shelved according to a miners' union
    • Bradford Lib Dem MP David Ward could escape action by his party over his Gaza tweets
    • Leeds has been revealed as the country's tailgating hotspot, according to a new report
     
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    Football pair jailed 08:48: Huddersfield Examiner

    Two men are jailed for a brawl in Huddersfield's St George's Square after a Huddersfield Town v Barnsley game in March.

     
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    Kellingley buyout 'shelved' 08:34: John Henry BBC Local Live

    Late yesterday evening we got an update on the situation at Kellingley Colliery near Pontefract.

    Kellingley Colliery

    An employee buyout to save the pit, one of England's last remaining deep coal mines, has been shelved the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has said.

    UK Coal announced plans in April to close the mine with the loss of 700 jobs.

     
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    Slow traffic 08:17:

    BBC Travel News reports there's slow traffic on the A629 Wakefield Road in Huddersfield between Shorehead roundabout and New Wharf traffic lights.

     
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    Sunny and warm 08:08: Kay Crewdson Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A grey start in places with some mist and low cloud.

    As the day progresses most areas will turn sunny and it will become very warm with temperatures climbing to 26C (79F).

     
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    Good morning 08:00: John Henry BBC Local Live

    Hello, welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire, I'll be bringing you all the latest news and views from across the county until 18:00.

     
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