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22 September 2014 Last updated at 14:27

Thai murder police expand DNA testsHannah Witheridge and David Miller

Thai police expand DNA testing to try to identify the killers of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and Leeds University student David Miller.

Isaac NashMissing boy's family returns to beach

The parents of a 12-year-old Huddersfield boy swept out to sea while on holiday on Anglesey say they will continue to return there because it is "where he is now".

North Park Avenue, Roundhay, LeedsPassenger dies as stolen car crashes

A 23-year-old passenger in a stolen car is killed when the driver crashes it into a tree in Leeds.

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

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    Official opening for police station 14:14:

    The new Leeds Central police station on Park Street has been officially opened by West Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner.

    Leeds Central police station

    Mark Burns-Williamson said the new facility, which actually became operational on 7 August, would "provide the city and local community direct contact" with their local police officers.

    News on the hour 13:59: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    Shadow Chancellor and West Yorkshire MP Ed Balls has told the Labour Party conference in Manchester the party will have to make a series of spending cuts if it wins the next general election. More in the news at 14:00.

    What's in a name? 13:56:

    Leeds Met University has changed its name to Leeds Beckett University - but why?

    Leeds Beckett University

    The new name refers to the university's campus in Beckett Park, the location of its founding colleges which was named after Ernest William Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe, whose family were prominent bankers in Leeds in the early 20th Century.

    Trolleybus inquiry to resume 13:38: Yorkshire Evening Post

    The end of the line is finally in sight for the public inquiry that will determine the fate of Leeds' £250m trolleybus scheme.

    Artist's impression of trolleybus

    It resumes tomorrow after a week's break and is set to conclude on 31 October.

    Time for flu jabs 13:16: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    It was a chilly start for many of this morning, so it might not come as a surprise to you that flu season has begun, according to Bradford Council.

    Boy sneezing

    The authority's urging anyone invited to have a flu vaccination to take up the offer.

    High risk groups include pregnant women, young children, people over the age of 65 and those with long-term health conditions.

    News on the hour 12:58: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    Decision makers in Leeds are to build another park-and-ride scheme in the city despite claims the three month-old Elland Road site isn't being used much.

    More in the news headlines at 13:00.

    No 'champagne football' from Milanic 12:50: BBC Radio Leeds

    Adam Pope from the BBC Radio Leeds sport team has spoken to Austrian journalist Fabian Zerche, who says Leeds United fans shouldn't expect "champagne football" from incoming head coach Darko Milanic.

    You can listen to the interview on Audioboo.

    Climbing plan for silos 12:24: Halifax Courier

    The Sugden Silos, which dominate the Brighouse skyline, could be dramatically transformed if plans are approved.

    Sugden Silos

    The proposals include creating a climbing wall on one of the external silo walls.

    From Metropolitan to Beckett 12:04: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    There's a new university in West Yorkshire today - or at least there's a new name.

    Leeds Beckett University

    Leeds Metropolitan University will now be known as Leeds Beckett University and they're so proud of the new sign they've put a time-lapse video of it on the university Facebook page.

    News on the hour 11:58: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Leeds councillor is worried about plans to build a new 1,000-space park-and-ride scheme in east Leeds.

    Paul Wadsworth says he doesn't think a similar scheme at Elland Road has worked. Listen to the headlines at 12:00 for more.

    Have your little ones flown the nest? 11:51: Kay Crewdson Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    It's freshers' week in Leeds and Huddersfield, while Bradford is in the middle of its "Freshers' Fortnight".

    From 12:00 on BBC Radio Leeds I want to hear if you're suffering with empty nest syndrome after dropping your "little one" off at university or college this weekend.

    Get in touch on Twitter.

    Village's scarecrow takeover 11:43: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    The village of Kirkhamgate near Wakefield was overrun by hundreds of people - some real and some stuffed - for the annual Scarecrow Festival which took place at the weekend.

    Lord of the rings scarecrows

    Penny Brazier took this picture of Gandalf, Gollum and other Lord of the Rings characters hanging out on someone's front lawn.

    Share your views 11:25:

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather from Leeds and West Yorkshire all in one place. Tell us what you think.

    Bulls sign Siejka 11:19:

    Bradford Bulls have signed Harry Siejka from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a two-year deal.

    Harry Siejka

    Coach James Lowes says: "He is an excellent scrum-half and we are delighted to have him on board."

    News on the hour 10:58: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Police say a car which crashed into a tree in north Leeds over the weekend, killing a 23-year-old man, was stolen.

    Four men have been arrested in connection with the crash. More in the news headlines at 11:00.

    Temple Newsam piglets 10:49: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    BBC Radio Leeds presenter Andrew Edwards has tweeted some lovely pictures of Temple Newsam, where he spent Sunday afternoon.

    Pigs at Temple Newsam farm

    I particularly like this one of the piglets at Temple Newsam farm. Send your pictures from around West Yorkshire to

    Lorry and car crash 10:40:

    BBC Travel News reports there's a lane closed and slow traffic on the A1 (M) northbound at junction 44 for the A64 at Bramham, because of a crash involving a lorry and a car.

    Thai murder DNA tests expanded 10:31:

    Police investigating the murder of two British tourists in Thailand, including Leeds University student David Miller, are to carry out more DNA testing.

    David Miller

    Every male on Koh Tao will be tested, including fishermen and boat drivers who may have visited the island on 15 September.

    Flowers for crash victims 10:16: Yorkshire Evening Post

    Flowers have been left at the scene of a crash in Leeds which left two people dead and a man seriously injured.

    Women leaving bouquets on lamppost

    The three people were in a Ford Focus involved in a head-on collision with a lorry on Middleton Grove in Beeston on Saturday.

    Leaves on the line? 10:07:

    Northern Rail tweets: "For lines affected by #LeafFall, new #Autumn #Timetables starting on 6th October can be downloaded now at"

    News on the hour 09:59: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Drax power station near Selby is being accused of causing environmental damage as it tries to produce greener electricity.

    Campaigners say forests in America are being destroyed to create wood pellets to burn as biomass, but Drax says it doesn't use wood from protected sources.

    More details in the headlines at 10:00.

    Fire crew under attack 09:52: Keighley News

    About 20 young people threw objects at a Keighley fire crew tackling a blaze in Victoria Park on Saturday.

    Isaac Nash parents return to Wales 09:36: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    The parents of 12-year-old Isaac Nash from Huddersfield, who was swept out to sea while on holiday in Anglesey, have returned to the beach where he was last seen.

    Adam, Zoe, Isaac and Xander Nash

    Adam and Zoe Nash also went to a memorial service for Isaac at Aberffraw's St Beuno's Church on Sunday.

    They told the BBC they would keep returning to the area, because it is "where [Isaac] is now".

    Traffic lights out 09:26:

    BBC Travel News reports there's been a traffic light failure on Beeston Road in Leeds at the Tempest Road junction.

    Drivers are being warned to approach with care.

    Old Big 'Ead remembered 09:17: Katie Hall BBC News Online

    What are your memories of Brian Clough?

    Brian Clough leading out his Leeds team at Wembley

    It was the 10th anniversary of the former Leeds United manager's death at the weekend. He's pictured here leading Leeds out at Wembley during his brief tenure at the club in 1974.

    BBC News Online brought together some memories of Old Big 'Ead from a career that spanned five decades.

    Firefighters rescue men 09:10:

    Two men were trapped in an upstairs bedroom when a fire started on the ground floor of a house in Huddersfield this morning.

    They were rescued by firefighters and treated for mild smoke inhalation.

    Three fire engines attended the blaze, which happened at about 04:30 on Peridot Fold in Fartown.

    News on the hour 08:59: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Leeds councillor is worried about plans to build a new 1,000-space park-and-ride scheme in east Leeds.

    Paul Wadsworth says he doesn't think a similar scheme at Elland Road has worked. Listen to the headlines at 09:00 for more.

    coming up 08:56: Wes Butters Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    From 09:00 on BBC Radio Leeds I'll be speaking to a former burglar from Leeds who went to jail when he was 16, and I want to hear from you if you've ever been a victim of theft or burglary. How did it make you fell?

    Call 0845 303 3333 to join the conversation.

    Top headlines
    Balls draws blood 08:39:

    West Yorkshire MP and shadow chancellor Ed Balls left a Northern Echo reporter with a bloodied eye at the Labour Party conference at the weekend.

    Ed Balls and Rob Merrick

    The Morley and Outwood MP was taking part in an annual football match between Labour and political journalists when his elbow caught opponent Rob Merrick in the eye.

    Mr Merrick later tweeted: "Starting #Lab14 at Manchester Royal Infirmary....but worth it! @LobbyXI 3-1 victory. Injury a complete accident"

    Milanic tipped for Leeds 08:24: BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds United are expected to unveil Darko Milanic as the club's new head coach this week after he left Sturm Graz on Sunday.

    Darko Milanic

    The 46-year-old from Slovenia bought himself out of his contract, saying: "Who knows when such an offer will come again?"

    Passenger dies in crash with tree 08:10: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Three men aged 17, 23 and 24 have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 23-year-old man died in a crash in Leeds.

    West Yorkshire Police said he was a passenger in a silver Toyota Argo which crashed into a tree on North Park Avenue, Roundhay, at 15:30 on Sunday.

    A 56-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

    Hazy day 08:03: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A chilly start to the day, but the patchy mist should clear soon to leave a dry and fine day with sunny spells, perhaps hazy at times.

    Lisa Gallagher

    Top temperature today of 18C (64F). Check the forecast here.

    Good morning 08:00: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire on Monday 22 September.

    I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport and weather updates from across the county until 18:00

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