4 September 2014
Is the Scottish Referendum giving more clout to calls for more powers in Yorkshire?
Bradford MP George Galloway begins legal action against Northern Ireland victims campaigner Willie Frazer and Google over allegations made at a loyalist protest in Belfast.
A crane hire firm is charged with corporate manslaughter over the death of a crane driver from Halifax.
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Bournemouth and Leeds United.
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 Wednesday from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.
Tonight will see low cloud, mist and fog becoming extensive with a little drizzle in places and a minimum temperature of about 13C (55F).
Tomorrow will start dull, damp and misty. A little brightness will develop in places later but most areas will stay cloudy, with the risk of an isolated shower.
The top temperature will be about 18C (64F).
Join me and Harry Gration from 18:30 on BBC Look North as we get the latest from Rotherham following the resignation of South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner in the wake of the child sexual abuse scandal in the town.
More on the news that the National Media Museum is to be given a total of £1m over the next three years by Bradford Council.
The funding will be used to help create new interactive galleries at the museum which it's hoped will attract more visitors after several years of declining numbers.
Museum director Jo Quinton Tulloch says the cash marks "a really significant milestone" in ensuring the site has a sustainable future.
An intrepid Bradford man today starts a 112-mile charity canoe challenge along the River Aire - and he will drink the river's water along the way.
Leeds Rhinos veteran Jamie Peacock (pictured) should be considered a favourite to win a second Man of Steel honour, according to Huddersfield prop Eorl Crabtree.
Peacock, 36, was included in Super League's Dream Team for a 10th time and won Leeds' Player of the Year and Fans' Player of the Year awards this week.
Seventy people turned out for the Great Poppadom Challenge last night to support Bradford's bid to be crowned Curry Capital of Britain for the fourth consecutive year.
BBC News Online reports that a crane hire firm has been charged with corporate manslaughter over the death of a crane driver from Sowerby Bridge.
Lindsay Easton, 49, died when the mobile crane he was driving left the road and crashed into an earth bank in Scout Moor quarry in Lancashire in 2011.
The Crown Prosecution Service said it is alleged the brakes of the crane failed.
National Rail tweets: Lines reopened between #Halifax and Bradford Interchange. Delays of up to 30 minutes still to be expected
One million pounds of taxpayers' money is going to be spent on supporting the National Media Museum in Bradford.
The council agreed the measure today saying the cash is needed to secure the museum's future after visitor numbers plummeted.
Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.
BBC Travel News reports one lane is closed and there's queuing traffic on the M1 northbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J42, M62 (Lofthouse), because of an accident.
Drivers are being warned to expect delays in the area.
An update on the news that one of the tourists found murdered in Thailand on Sunday was a student at Leeds University.
David Miller, 24, from Jersey, had just finished his third year of civil and structural engineering and was about the start his Masters in Engineering, according to a university spokesman.
"David was an excellent student and clearly had a promising career ahead of him," the spokesman said.
The Rugby Football League has said that no action will be taken against Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker after an investigation into claims he had used homophobic language.
The RFL had been looking into an alleged incident involving the England international, 22, during a Super League defeat by St Helens last month.
The Rhinos had accused the RFL of a "witch-hunt" over the investigation.
The National Media Museum, which was threatened with closure last year, is to get £1m of funding from Bradford Council, it's been confirmed.
The funding secures the immediate future of the museum and will help reinvigorate the attraction with new galleries.
Bradford Council leader Dave Green said: "It's really important to the people of Bradford as we saw last year when there was a people's revolt against the closure plans."
The immediate future of the National Media Museum in Bradford seems more secure after the council agreed to provide it with £1m of funding.
Visitor numbers at the attraction have dropped in recent years and council leader David Green says other help will also be needed to get them back.
Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.
A 56-year-old man accused of chasing two mothers and their young children with a Taser stun gun had a large collection of weapons at his home, including an axe, a crossbow and a garotte, Bradford Crown Court has heard.
Journeys between Halifax and Bradford Interchange are being delayed by up to 60 minutes due to an incident on the line, National Rail Enquiries is reporting.
On its website, it says: "There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 16:15".
BBC Radio Leeds' roving reporter Daragh Corcoran has tweeted this picture - our first glimpse of the new Catholic Bishop-Elect of Leeds.
Monsignor Marcus Stock (pictured centre) has been introduced at a media briefing and it's emerged he'll be officially ordained on 13 November.
It's emerged one of the tourists killed on an island in Thailand had just finished a degree at Leeds University.
The family of David Miller - who was from Jersey - say he was on holiday after completing a placement at a mine in Australia.
Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.
The family of one of the two tourists killed in Thailand has revealed he'd just finished an Engineering degree at Leeds University.
David Miller (pictured), 24, who was from Jersey, completed a Civil and Structural Engineering degree at Leeds in June.
He and Hannah Witheridge were found dead on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on Sunday night.
Take a trip back in time with a gallery of pictures showing Huddersfield during an era many look back on with frustration as several of the town's most prominent buildings vanished.
Northern Rail tweets: Disruption caused by a vehicle striking a bridge between #Bramley and #Leeds has now ended. Services are no longer affected by this problem.
Bradford Council has agreed to use £1m of taxpayers' money to secure the future of the National Media Museum which is based in the city.
The museum had warned that without the funding its future could be plunged into doubt.
Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.
A crackdown on rogue landlords who flout housing regulations and endanger residents' lives has been launched in part of Leeds.
Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Police and the Home Office have joined forces to hold lightning inspections of rented properties in Armley.
As a result of the crackdown, an emergency prohibition order has been served on one flat meaning it can't be occupied again until it's been made safe by its landlord.
Head coach Daryl Powell insists Castleford will not let the double blow of failing to win the League Leaders' Shield or the Challenge Cup final ruin their Super League title aspirations.
Cas now face Saints on Friday for a place in the play-off semi-finals.
"We can't be derailed by something we didn't get," Powell has told the BBC's Super League Show.
Watch BBC Look North at 13:30 for the latest from Rotherham following the resignation this morning of South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner over the child sex abuse scandal.
Also, there'll be more from Bradford where the council's considering a request from the National Media Museum for £1m which it says will secure its future.
This afternoon will see some sunny spells and just a small chance of a shower.
There'll be light easterly winds and a maximum temperature of about 19C (66F).
South Yorkshire's Police Commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned after weeks of pressure over the child abuse scandal in Rotherham.
Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.
British Transport Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a "violent, vicious and unprovoked" attack at a Leeds bar last month.
A 19-year-old man from Bradford was left with severe damage to his teeth and gums after he was punched in the face by another man at the Stone Roses Bar at about 02:45 on 25 August.
Anyone with information about the attack is being asked to contact police.
More problems are being reported on the trains in West Yorkshire.
As well as ongoing delays between Leeds and King's Cross on the East Coast line, Northern Rail has just tweeted that due to a vehicle striking a bridge between Bramley and Leeds, all lines are disrupted.
People are being warned that services may be delayed as a result.
An elderly man and woman have died after being involved in a crash outside a convenience store in Beeston last week.
Friends of Megan Roberts (pictured), who drowned in the River Ouse in York in January, say their thoughts are with her family on the day she would have been celebrating her 21st birthday.
Megan's friend Amy Charlton says: "There's not a day goes by that somebody is not thinking about her or talking about her. She's always missed."
The National Media Museum in Bradford is asking for help to secure its future.
Councillors in the city will decide today whether to give the museum £1m amid warnings its future could be plunged into doubt without the cash.
Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.
A young mother, who fathered a child by her father, is being paid £160,000 damages by Bradford Council after it admitted a breach of duty by failing to remove her from the family home.
While Saltaire is today welcoming a delegation from Norway who want to find out more about its successful bid for World Heritage status, it seems Leeds is also doing its bit to help our European friends.
According to local Leeds blog The City Talking, senior officers from the city council are in Utrecht, Holland, right now to help them arrange their Tour de France Grand Depart next year.
Leeds, as you'll remember, staged this year's incredibly successful Grand Depart in July. Read the full story at The City Talking blog here.
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted arson at a house in Batley in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The incident happened on Surrey Street at about 02:00 when someone tried to set a gas bottle outside the house on fire. Several items were also thrown at the house and some were piled up in the front garden.
The occupant managed to extinguish the fire before it caused any damage, say police.
Commuters heading from Brighouse to London this morning had a bold send-off - from a brass band.
The mum of a student from Wetherby who drowned in York's River Ouse in January is marking what would've been her daughter's 21st birthday.
Jackie Roberts will place flowers and light candles at the riverside where Megan went missing after a night out with friends.
Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.
The former Gatecrasher nightclub venue in Leeds is undergoing a multi-million pound revamp to transform it into two new bars and a gift shop.
National Rail Enquiries is warning that passengers on East Coast services between Leeds and King's Cross are likely to be delayed by up to 60 minutes due to an incident at Welwyn Garden City.
According to the National Rail website, there's "no firm estimate" yet of how long disruption will last but it's likely to continue until at least 12:30.
Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker has called for an end to the uncertainty over his immediate future ahead of Saturday's play-off clash with Catalan Dragons.
Hardaker's the subject of an RFL investigation into an alleged homophobic comment during their defeat by St Helens. But more than a fortnight on he's still to be charged.
He told BBC Radio Leeds: "I'm in the dark and it's a bit of a pain. If I've done something wrong then tell me. Don't leave it three to four weeks".
A 91-year-old World War Two veteran from Leeds has finally received a campaign service medal after more than 60 years of waiting.
Leeds University is one of the top 100 universities in the world and ranks alongside Oxford, Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), according to a new league table.
The latest QS World University Rankings includes eight UK universities in the top 50, and 19 in the top 100, up one on last year. The rankings place Leeds as 97th in the world.
Other UK universities in the top 100 are Manchester (at 30), Glasgow (at 55), and Sheffield (at 69).
A business which has been based in Bradford for more than 60 years is closing down because of flytipping.
The owner of distribution firm Bower Green says he's shutting up shop because he's fed up of having to deal with dumped rubbish left outside his premises.
Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.
A 46-year-old engineer has been jailed for "sickening" street attack in Halifax which left a young man on a stag do lying in a pool of blood.
Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask what can be done to stop flytipping. This comes after a Bradford businessman said it was such a problem he might move his firm out of the city. Email or tweet me with your views.
Also, I'll meet a retired police chief inspector from Castleford who's worked on some of the country's biggest investigations over the years.
Five jobs are under threat in Keighley after the Phones 4u retail chain plunged into administration.
It could be decision day for the National Media Museum in Bradford today as it asks councillors to give it £1m in a bid to secure its future.
At a meeting later, council leaders will look at a range of options - including backing a partnership with the museum to help fund it over the next three years.
The museum's future looked in doubt last year after the Science Museum Group - which runs it - said it was cutting funding.
The mum of a Leeds student who drowned is to place flowers at the spot where she died on what would've been her 21st birthday.
Jackie Roberts will light candles at the side of the River Ouse where Megan, from Wetherby, went missing in January.
Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.
BBC Travel News reports one lane is closed and there's very slow traffic on the M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar) due to a broken down vehicle.
Drivers are being warned to expect lengthy delays.
Flowers will be laid at the scene of where a West Yorkshire student drowned this evening to mark what would have been her 21st birthday.
York St John University student Megan Roberts, from Wetherby, fell into the River Ouse in York after a night out with friends in January.
Her mum, Jackie, is also expected to light candles at the riverside where she first went missing.
This morning will see a dull start with extensive mist, fog and low cloud - though this will slowly lift and break.
It'll brighten with some sunny spells and just a small chance of a shower. The top temperature will be about 19C (66F).
BBC Travel News reports there's slow traffic on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J42, M62 (Lofthouse).
Drivers are being warned to expect delays in the area.
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