4 September 2014
Is the Scottish Referendum giving more clout to calls for more powers in Yorkshire?
Police in Thailand say they have still not identified any suspects in the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and Leeds University student David Miller.
A Leeds man appears in court to deny making a hoax bomb threat. in Knaresborough
Tributes are paid to a forensic archaeologist from the University of Bradford who led the searches for the Disappeared - people who were murdered and secretly buried by republicans during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Guiseppe Bellusci hits a stunning free-kick as managerless Leeds pick up an impressive win at Bournemouth.
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.
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Home Office staff swooped on a beautician's shop in Leeds this morning to investigate claims it was employing illegal workers.
Tonight will turn dull and misty with a little drizzle in places and a low of about 13C (55F).
Tomorrow will see another dull misty and damp start, slowly turning brighter and becoming warm with sunny spells developing. The top temperature will be about 20C (68F).
Traders at Kirkgate Market in Leeds have been granted a 20% reduction in rent to compensate for trading conditions during the multimillion-pound refurbishment there.
The move, approved by councillors today, means rents will be cut between October this year and September 2015.
A £100,000 cash injection to allow for the temporary relocation of Fish and Game Row traders while other work is carried out has also been given the go-ahead.
Join me and Amy Garcia from 18:30 for BBC Look North, when we'll be out with Leeds Rowing Club who've seen such a surge in membership since the London Olympics that they're now opening a new £1m boathouse.
Also, we'll be at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford where they're preparing for a very special show at the weekend to mark the theatre's centenary.
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A mum has been sentenced for child neglect after being found in a drug-induced "stupor" at her home in the Brighouse area.
The family and friends of missing Kirkburton schoolboy Isaac Nash have announced they're to hold a fundraiser in his memory tomorrow.
Isaac's family are trying to raise £50,000 to build a skate park in tribute to the 12-year-old who's not been seen since he was swept away while paddling off Anglesey last month.
The fundraiser will be held at The Old Canteen in Shelley from 20:00, and will include live bands and an auction.
What's being called "a line-up of pioneers" from the worlds of animation, gaming and visual effects has just been announced for this year's Bradford Animation Festival.
The festival, now in its 21st year, will take place at the National Media Museum between 17-22 November and includes talks, classes and screenings.
The event includes a screening of the world's oldest surviving animated feature (pictured), and a chat with the man behind Ubisoft's Watch Dogs - one of this year's hit games.
A man from Leeds has appeared in court to deny making a hoax bomb threat.
Shamsul Islam, 23, pleaded not guilty at York Magistrates' Court to three counts of communicating a bomb hoax. Armed police sealed off High Street, in Knaresborough, for four hours after receiving an alleged threat in last October.
Join me until 18:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I find out what's been said and by who on the final day of campaigning in the Scottish referendum.
Also, I'm asking what the future holds for Leeds as the council talks about its new 15 year plan. And Wakefield Council explains what it's doing to try to cut its big obesity rates.
Leeds United's Marching on Together is among the top football matchday songs, as voted for by BBC Sport users.
The Leeds anthem is just one of the footie songs to make the Top of the Kop Charts.
It joins other terrace favourites as West Ham's I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles and Liverpool's You'll Never Walk Alone. Check out the full list here.
MPs are demanding tougher regulation of academy schools to prevent a repeat of the Kings Science Academy scandal in Bradford.
Leeds is setting out to be the best city to live in the UK, according to council leader Keith Wakefield.
It's expected a masterplan for its future development will be approved by the council later. Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.
Scaffolding currently around Bradford City Hall is being used to hang a banner commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.
The 11m (30ft) high banner has been hung above the main doors and features a black and white silhouette of an "unknown soldier". The banner will be displayed on the building for at least a year, the council says.
Demands have been made for parents and schools in Bradford to do more to teach children internet safety following the shock results of a major survey of pupils' online habits.
Minnie the springer spaniel from Leeds is lucky to be alive after inhaling a four-inch long thorn which became lodged just millimetres from her heart.
Leeds is setting out to be the best city to live in in the UK, according to council leader Keith Wakefield.
It's expected a masterplan for the city's future development will be approved at a meeting later today.
Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.
A genuine piece of 1980s "fax art" by world famous Bradford artist David Hockney is to go under the hammer in October, it's been announced.
The work, "DH at the Beach", was sent by the artist from his home in Malibu to a Bradford childhood friend on 10 November 1988 - the date and time are clearly marked.
Hockney, who sent "art" faxes to friends in the late 1980s and early 1990s, has said they're worthless, but originals have sold for considerable sums.
Five results of horse races at Wetherby are involved in a British Horse Racing Association investigation into alleged race-fixing.
The hearing, scheduled for 11 November, will look at a small number of races at the grounds which took place between 14 October 2009 and 15 April 2012. The BHA said a total of 57 races are potentially involved in the investigation.
It is alleged Scottish Grand National-winning jockey Richie McGrath, together with former trainer Kate Walton, conspired with registered persons Mark Aspey, Carl Flint, Kristian Robson, David Stevens and David Greenwood to trade inside information and fix results.
Historians in Keighley have won national recognition for two "unknown soldiers" who served in World War One.
A man's in hospital after being attacked by two dogs in Bradford. Police were called to Buttershaw Drive this morning following reports a man had been bitten.
Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.
A bus company based in West Yorkshire has been told it must improve its safety record. The Traffic Commissioner's curtailed the operating licence of M Travel in Castleford after an inquiry showed a number of problems with maintenance.
The company was given a previous warning last year - and the Commissioner has said it can now only operate 26 vehicles instead of its usual 30 - and that will be reduced to 20 from November.
Almost a quarter of absences at Calderdale Council were as a result of stress, a council committee has been told.
Leeds City Council's expected to decide later today whether to close two golf courses as they're losing money.
The two courses, at Middleton Park and at Gotts Park in Armley (pictured), have lost more than £200,000 over the past year - and the council says it hasn't been able to find a way to make them profitable.
Under new plans, Gotts Park would become a public space and the council says it will put some money into Middleton Park while finding out what local residents want to do with it.
A man is recovering after a dog attack in Bradford. Two men have been questioned after he was mauled on Buttershaw Drive this morning. Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.
This afternoon it'll be mostly cloudy but generally dry. Brighter spells will develop in places later.
The top temperature will be about 18C (64F). Check the forecast near you.
BBC Travel News reports there are delays on the A642 Wakefield Road in Garforth which is closed at the Ringway junction because of roadworks.
Drivers are being advised to avoid the area if possible and find an alternative route.
A 37-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a trailer near Wakefield.
The collision happened on the A637 Huddersfield Road near Haigh at about 19:40 yesterday when he hit the trailer which was being pulled by a tractor from a nearby field.
The motorcyclist died at the scene. Police are asking witnesses to get in touch.
A man has been seriously injured in a dog attack on a street in Buttershaw, Bradford, as he walked to work this morning.
A man's recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in a dog attack in Bradford this morning.
Two men are being questioned by police after the man was mauled on Buttershaw Drive. Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.
Wakefield is one of the fattest cities in the country, according to figures published recently by Public Health England.
The statistics show Wakefield has the highest obesity rate among West Yorkshire's five local authorities - standing at 27% compared to the national average of 23%.
Leeds has the lowest obesity rates in the county, with only 19.5% of adults in the city classed as obese, the report reveals.
Plans to build a Sainsbury's supermarket in Hebden Bridge have been rejected by Calderdale Council.
Campaigners gathered outside Halifax Town Hall last night saying they believed it would ruin the town and take trade away from smaller independent shops.
A spokesperson for Sainsbury's said they were disappointed and were considering their next steps.
New Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell has told BBC Radio Leeds he's pleased with a first clean sheet of the season with a goalless draw at home to Wigan last night.
He said: "I saw my boys put in a really good effort, they really grafted and in that respect I'd rather a win but we needed to start somewhere and that's what we've got."
After the game, Powell also confirmed he's looking into the possibility of signing a striker on loan as cover for James Vaughan who's out for two to four weeks with a severe calf strain.
More on this morning's dog attack in Buttershaw Drive, Bradford, in which a man suffered serious injuries to his arm and had to be taken to hospital for treatment.
Police have just confirmed that the two dogs involved, both American Pit Bulls, have been taken away from the scene by specialist dog officers, along with a Red-Nosed Pit Bull. Two men are currently being questioned by police about the incident.
News just in: A man has suffered serious injuries after being attacked by two dogs in a street in Bradford this morning.
The attack happened at about 07:30. Police were called to an address in Buttershaw Drive where a man had received serious injuries to his upper arm and minor injuries to his back.
UK unemployment fell between May and July across the UK with 2.2 million people out of work - a drop of 146,000 on the previous three months
Here in Yorkshire, the figure's down by 25,000 to 203,000. Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.
A 20-year-old man from Leeds has been arrested following a serious sexual assault on a woman in the city.
He was arrested in connection with an incident in the Crown Street car park near the Corn Exchange in the early hours of Saturday 6 September. He remains in custody.
Join me from midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask what is it about Hebden Bridge that makes it unique? I'm asking this because local residents there last night managed to halt plans by Sainsbury's to build a new supermarket in the town.
Unemployment has fallen nationally, with figures for May to July showing a fall of 146,000 across the UK to just over two million.
In Yorkshire, the figures compiled by the Office for National Statistics show unemployment fell by 25,000 to 203,000.
A 67-year-old Halifax man died after being hit by a train in Hipperholme yesterday.
Police investigating the murders of two British tourists in Thailand, including a Leeds University student, say two Britons are "possible suspects" and will face questioning.
David Miller and Hannah Witheridge were found dead on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on Monday. Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.
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A troubled Halifax hotel which closed after its manager suddenly left remains shut despite claims it would reopen last week.
We may well be closing in on who'll be the new head coach at Leeds United.
The name which came up yesterday was former Slovenian and Yugoslavian international Darko Milanic. I've had a very clear steer that there are reports he may be being lined up by Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.
He's at Sturm Graz in Austria but he seems to be the one now - so this may be the man Cellino wants.
Police investigating the murder of a Leeds University student in Thailand say two Britons are "possible suspects".
David Miller, 24, was found dead on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on Monday. The body of another tourist, 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge, was also found.
Two British men who spent time with the victims in the days before they died are now in "police care" in Bangkok.
Wakefield has the highest rate of obesity in West Yorkshire, according to figures compiled by Public Health England.
More than a quarter of adults in the city are obese and more than two thirds carry excess weight, the statistics show.
Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.
Young visitors to East Riddlesden Hall have their own Hobbit House to explore and it's proved very popular with children during the summer season.
BBC Travel News reports that things are moving well on the region's roads after an earlier accident saw Roundhay Road in Roundhay partially blocked southbound at the Copgrove Road junction.
Join me on BBC Radio Leeds until midday as I meet the 28-year-old muscular dystrophy sufferer from Halifax whose parents were told he'd only live until his late teens.
And I'll be talking to Su Pollard who is starring in a show with Cannon and Ball which is coming to Wakefield and Bradford next month.
East Coast Trains tweets: Disruption caused by a train fault between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate has now ended. Services are no longer affected by this problem.
Government figures say Wakefield is one of the unhealthiest cities in country.
Over a quarter of adults in the city are judged to be obese and more than two thirds carry excess weight, according to a report compiled by Public Health England.
Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.
A violent criminal took part in an unprovoked gang attack in which one victim was repeatedly kicked and stamped on before being hit over the head with a bottle, a court heard.
Bradford Respect MP George Galloway has begun legal action over allegations made at a loyalist protest in Belfast.
He is seeking a High Court injunction against prominent loyalist campaigner Willie Frazer and Google.
It is part of a wider claim that a YouTube video filmed by Mr Frazer outside a talk by Mr Galloway was defamatory and put his life in danger.
East Coast Trains tweets: Owing to a train fault between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate, services running through these stations may be delayed at short notice.
Today will see a grey and misty start with a little drizzle in places.
The low cloud will, however, lift and break and it'll turn brighter with some sunny spells.
The top temperature will be about 20C (68F).
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