4 September 2014
Is the Scottish Referendum giving more clout to calls for more powers in Yorkshire?
A consultation begins into the future of children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary after a review last year was dismissed by the government as flawed.
A man admits beating MP George Galloway in a west London street but denied his attack was religiously aggravated.
Ex-housemates Joe Root and Gary Ballance on takeaways, practical jokes, tabloid scandals and England's summer.
Paul Hudson is the weather presenter and climate correspondent for BBC Look North in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
That's all today from BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire.
We will be back again on Tuesday from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.
Tonight, any scattered showers will die out and it'll become dry with low cloud, mist and fog developing and a minimum temperature of about 12C (54F).
Tomorrow will see a grey start with the mist and fog slowly lifting and sunny intervals developing.
Most places will be dry, but with a risk of an isolated shower and a top temperature of about 19C (66F).
Join me and Harry Gration from 18:30 on BBC Look North as we meet members of the Yorkshire Cricket Club team who are still basking in the glory of last week's County Championship win. We'll even have the silverware itself in the studio.
Also, we'll be hearing from soldiers who've been injured in action and who've taken to the skies thanks to a Yorkshire gliding club.
Flamboyant singer Paloma Faith has announced she's ready to hit the high notes at the Leeds Arena next March as part of her first ever arena tour.
A millionaire who was at the centre of a planning row over a house in Mirfield has been jailed for his part in a £5m drug conspiracy.
Bradford's World Heritage Site of Saltaire will play host to a fact-finding delegation from Norway tomorrow as the Scandinavians bid for World Heritage status.
The team, from the Telemark region of Norway, are wanting to see how Saltaire - which like Telemark has a canal network and historic industrial sites - won World Heritage status in 2001.
Council officials will present information about Saltaire and then local volunteers from the Saltaire Stories Project will deliver a tour around the Victorian model industrial village.
Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock (pictured) has been named in the Super League Dream Team for the 10th time, extending his own record.
The former England captain, 36, is one of five Challenge Cup-winning Rhinos in the squad, along with Ryan Hall, Kallum Watkins, Zak Hardaker and Carl Ablett.
More than a tenth of the country's electoral fraud allegations this year came from Bradford, the Telegraph & Argus can reveal.
Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to trace in connection with an indecent exposure at Moor Allerton shopping centre at about 18:30 on Wednesday 27 August.
The victim, a 26-year-old woman, was waiting at a bus stop with her two-year-old son in a buggy when a man in a blue transit type van pulled up alongside her.
He spoke to her before exposing himself and committing a lewd act. He's described as white, aged in his early forties and of small build.
Plans to expand a food bank and support centre for the homeless will be considered by Calderdale Council's Cabinet next week.
BBC Look North's Ian White has just tweeted this behind the scenes picture from the newsroom here in Leeds.
It shows tonight's presenters Nicola Rees and Harry Gration discussing the BBC Look North running order with producer Sarah Goldthorpe.
There's plenty going on in tonight's programme - make sure you're tuned in to BBC One at 18:30.
BBC News Online has the latest details on the news consultation into the future of children's heart surgery in England after a review last year was dismissed by the government as flawed.
There was strong opposition to the NHS "Safe & Sustainable review", which suggested the service should end at three hospitals - including at Leeds General Infirmary.
Politicians say travellers had "no excuse" for setting up illegal camps across the district this summer as it emerged Bradford Council's official sites, just upgraded at a cost of £820,000, are far from full.
A leading member of Huddersfield Choral Society has been suspended after appearing in court in Glasgow on sex charges.
Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.
Join me until 18:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I get the latest as round two of the process to decide whether the Leeds Children's Heart Unit stays or closes gets under way.
And I'll be finding out why the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Group in Leeds is using animation to teach children about the genocide.
A struggling secondary school, placed in special measures earlier this year, could be either closed down or taken over by an academy chain.
A leading member of Huddersfield Choral Society has been suspended after appearing in court in Glasgow on sex charges.
Joseph Cullen, who's 54, is a Grammy Award winning chorus master. He faces two counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour - although no further details have been revealed of when and where they're alleged to have happened. He's been given bail.
Huddersfield Choral Society says in a statement it's suspended Mr Cullen to protect its interests and its members until the outcome of the case.
Yorkshire Cricket Club captain Andrew Gale (pictured) says he's "overwhelmed" by the reaction to the team becoming county champions for the first time since 2001.
Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds he said: "I've had thousands of tweets and messages. You don't realise until you've won how well-supported Yorkshire cricket is.
"You just want to wrap that feeling up and keep it forever."
A man has admitted beating MP George Galloway in a London street in August.
However 39-year-old Neil Masterson, from Kensington, denied in court that his attack was religiously aggravated.
Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.
People living on unadopted roads in Siddal, Halifax, could see improved roads and pavements if proposals by Calderdale Council are approved at a Cabinet meeting later today.
The council's considering using £150,000 to tackle the roads and paths which are in poor condition - but which the council is not usually responsible for maintaining.
If given the go ahead, local residents will be asked to contribute towards half of the cost of the works, the council has said.
Funding for road repairs will be decided at a new meeting for the Huddersfield area later today.
A public consultation on how heart surgery will work across England has been launched by NHS England, and it will include an event in Leeds later in the year.
Children's heart surgery was suspended at Leeds General Infirmary last year because of concerns over a high number of deaths. A review found the hospital to be safe, but said it needed to improve patient care.
New standards have been drawn up and consultation events will be held around the country - including one in Leeds in November.
A man's admitted attacking the controversial Bradford West Respect MP George Galloway.
But Neil Masterson, who's 39, has denied the assault on Mr Galloway in London was religiously motivated.
Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.
Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie (pictured, right) wants to "build a legacy" of success for Yorkshire, according to captain Andrew Gale.
The Headingley side clinched their first County Championship title since 2001 with a comprehensive win over Nottinghamshire on Friday.
"He is not the kind of guy who strikes me as wanting to win just one trophy," 30-year-old Gale (pictured, left) told BBC Radio Leeds.
This afternoon, it'll be rather cloudy with brighter spells but also a risk of a few showers.
The top temperature will be about 18C (64F) with a light northeast wind.
Join me at 13:30 on BBC Look North as I hear from members of the Kurdish community in Yorkshire who say they're ready, if needed, to go to Iraq and help the fight against Islamic State.
And we'll be in Rotherham where businesses say a march in the town by the English Defence League cost them thousands of pounds in lost business at the weekend.
What do you think of BBC Local Live? We write all the news, sport, travel and weather updates in our newsroom here in Leeds and would like to find out your views about the service.
A new Catholic Bishop of Leeds has been appointed by the Pope.
Monsenior Marcus Stock becomes the 10th Bishop of Leeds after Archbishop Arthur Roche left for Rome in 1012. Bishop-elect Stock was ordained in 1988 and has served as a priest in several parishes in Birmingham.
Heartbroken relatives of a 15-year-old boy killed in a horror car crash in Bradford have paid tribute to a "happy and smiling kid".
Child protection experts have declared they will take a new "proactive" approach to combat the number of children and young people who go missing in Leeds.
Join me on BBC Radio Leeds as I find out what foreigners really think of us Brits. I'm asking this because a Portuguese academic has said we are "one of the most rotten societies".
New Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell admits there's "a lot of work to do" for Huddersfield Town to get up to the standard he requires.
Powell suffered a 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough in his first game in charge on Saturday.
He's told BBC Radio Leeds: "We need to learn pretty quickly. We do need to improve, that's very obvious. I'll make sure we work as hard as we can to start creating chances and get the points".
A 39-year-old man has admitted beating the Bradford Respect MP George Galloway but he has denied his attack was religiously aggravated.
Mr Galloway was attacked in London on 29 August and needed an overnight stay in hospital.
Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.
Police have chased three men who were riding children's bikes in a field in Braithwaite.
A man has admitted beating Bradford Respect MP George Galloway but has denied his attack was religiously aggravated.
Neil Masterson, 39, also admitted assaulting another man, Mostafa Maroof.
Mr Masterson, of Kensington, west London, made his plea in a brief appearance at Isleworth Crown Court and was remanded in custody to stand trial on 10 November.
A 23-year-old man has been left with serious facial injuries following a horrific early-hours attack in Huddersfield on Sunday.
A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Ropergate in Pontefract last Thursday, West Yorkshire Police have said.
The robbery took place at about 14:35 when four men entered Kingston Jewellers, one of them with a firearm.
Det Insp Paul Harrison said: "We are still looking for a number of other people in relation to this particularly nasty robbery and are appealing to any member of the public who may have any information to contact us."
Campaigners in West Yorkshire are rejecting a call from the Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman for more house building on green belt land.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Sheerman called on political leaders to be brave and sacrifice some green belt.
Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.
Huddersfield Choral Society have suspended their chorus master Joseph Cullen over sex allegations.
Castleford Tigers missed the chance to win the Super League's League Leaders' Shield as they lost to Catalan Dragons yesterday evening allowing St Helens to take the title.
Morgan Escare grabbed two first-half tries as Dragons led 10-0 at the break.
Tigers, who needed victory in Perpignan to finish top of the table following Saints' loss to Huddersfield on Friday night, were dealt another blow when Zeb Taia crossed after the break.
Landmark buildings across Keighley district have welcomed visitors as part of the weekend's national Heritage Open Days.
Retailer Phones 4u is to fall into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk, including dozens in West Yorkshire where the firm has 11 shops.
The chain, which is owned by private equity firm BC Partners, said its 550 stores would all be closed today.
Phones 4u blamed the move on mobile network EE's decision not to renew its contract, which followed a similar decision from Vodafone.
The Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman is facing criticism after calling for protected green belt to be used for house building.
In the Commons, Mr Sheerman urged political leaders to be "courageous" and start freeing-up land that - up to now - has been untouchable.
Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.
Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask whether we should be building on green belt land?
I'm asking this because Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman says we should do it in a bid to deal with West Yorkshire's "terrible" housing shortage.
Also, I'll be meeting an artist from Liversedge who's having to come to terms with the fact that Parkinson's will soon stop him from painting.
A 17-year-old girl has been left with a serious leg injury and needing hospital treatment after being hit by a car in Keighley, West Yorkshire Police have said.
The incident happened at about 14:10 on Saturday when a silver Audi A5 was travelling along Bradford Road towards Keighley and hit the girl at the traffic lights by Sainsbury's petrol station.
The 29-year-old male driver of the Audi was uninjured. Police are asking for any witnesses to get in touch.
The hunt is on to find an armed robber who struck at a betting shop in Brighouse where the assistant manager was reportedly threatened with a weapon.
Arriva Yorkshire Buses tweets: Due to road works in both directions on the M1 and a RTA now causing major delays to some of our services
BBC Travel News reports there's very slow and heavier than usual traffic on the M62 eastbound between J24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J25, A644 (Brighouse).
Drivers in the area are being warned to expect some delays.
An amateur Leeds football club's season has been thrown into turmoil after their pitch was wrecked by badgers.
It'll be a mostly dull start to the day with patchy mist, fog and low cloud and some outbreaks of light rain and drizzle too.
The low cloud will slowly lift and break and it will gradually brighten with some sunny spells developing but also the risk of an odd shower this afternoon.
The top temperature will be about 18 C (64F).
BBC Travel News reports one lane is blocked and there's queuing traffic on the M1 northbound at J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a broken down vehicle in the roadworks.
The matrix signs are set to 40 mph and congestion is reported to J38, A637 (Woolley). Drivers are warned to expect delays.
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