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2 March 2015 Last updated at 10:56

CCTV appeal after nightclub attackMission CCTV appeal

Police investigating a serious attack on a man in Leeds city centre at the weekend have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with the incident.


An East Coast line trainEast Coast rail back in private hands

Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.

The news stands and seats at Featherstone RoversRugby club to unveil recycled stands

Featherstone Rovers is to unveil its new spectator area after volunteers built stands recycled from a derelict football ground 75 miles away.

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BBC Local Live

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    11:09: Park-and-ride take-up steps up gear Yorkshire Evening Post

    Nearly 10 times as many motorists are using Leeds' flagship £2.8m park-and-ride scheme than when it first opened.

    Park and Ride bus stop sign
     
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    11:02: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A West Yorkshire mum has told BBC Radio Leeds no one else should have to wait as long as she did for NHS surgery.

    Dawn O'Toole was suffering from a painful condition called endometriosis, but it took a year for her to finally get the operation.

    Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

     
  3.  
    10:50: Recycling restrictions

    People in Leeds are being reminded that from 1 April they won't be able to use any of the eight recycling sites in the city without a permit.

    The Leeds Resident Permit is a car window sticker which will be sent along with this year's council tax statement for the year.

    Only residents who live within the Leeds boundary will be entitled to a permit. It's aimed at cutting the amount of waste coming into the city from neighbouring areas​, according to Leeds City Council.

     
  4.  
    10:27: Powell's defeat disappointment Dave Fletcher Sports reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Huddersfield Town's inconsistent campaign continued this weekend as they were defeated 3-0 by Charlton at The Valley.

    Chris Powell

    Chris Powell received a hero's welcome reception on his return to his former club, but left empty-handed with his side second best throughout.

    Powell says: "We were second-best all day. We never got ourselves going and we just didn't perform. My team didn't really reflect what I want from them."

     
  5.  
    09:58: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A woman from West Yorkshire with a painful medical condition says no-one else should have to wait as long as she did for surgery.

    Dawn O'Toole, who has endometriosis, couldn't have the operation done for a year.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    09:47: Rail service back in private hands

    It's all change for rail passengers on the East Coast Mainline today, as Virgin Trains East Coast runs its first weekday services on the route since it was returned to private hands yesterday.

    King's Cross Station

    Yesterday saw Virgin Trains and Stagecoach take over the running of the service, which has been in public ownership since 2009.

    The re-privatisation was opposed by unions, but the companies are promising new trains, more services and extra investment.

     
  7.  
    09:28: Delays continue on M62

    BBC Travel News reports there's very slow traffic on the M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor).

    This is due to an accident. The vehicles involved are now on the hard shoulder. Congestion is currently as far back as J25, A644 (Brighouse).

     
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    09:16: New safety measures for city street Yorkshire Evening Post

    People power has helped win major road safety improvements on a busy shopping street in Leeds where a woman was killed.

    Safety campaigners
     
  9.  
    08:58: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A West Yorkshire mother who had a year-long wait for an operation to correct a painful condition has told BBC Radio Leeds she doesn't want to see anyone else face the same delays.

    Dawn O'Toole, from Leeds, has endometriosis and earlier this year her story caught the attention of the prime minister who described it as a "worrying case".

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    08:53: Council faces budget decision

    Wakefield will become the final West Yorkshire council to set its budget later today.

    Wakefield County Hall

    The authority must save £38m over the next year on top of the £81m it's cut since 2010.

    Up to another 100 jobs are expected to be lost and the council also wants to raise council tax by just under 2%.

     
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    08:41: City centre attack sparks appeal

    More from West Yorkshire Police on the serious assault in Leeds in the early hours of Sunday which left a 23-year-old man critically ill in hospital.

    Det Ch Insp Steve Snow, from the homicide and major enquiry team, says: "This happened at a busy time of the night when there were lots of people around enjoying a night out.

    "The seriousness of the incident may not have been immediately apparent at the time. I would appeal directly to anyone who witnessed this to get in contact."

     
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    08:28: Widnes Vikings 58-16 Wakefield Wildcats BBC Sport

    Lloyd White scored four tries against Wakefield as Widnes earned their first Super League victory of the season yesterday evening.

    The defeat was Wakefield's first on the artificial turf at the Select Security Stadium and ends their perfect start to the season.

    Wakefield boss James Webster said: "We were outfought and outmuscled for 80 minutes and there was only one side playing."

     
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    08:19: CCTV appeal after attack

    Police investigating a serious attack on a man in Leeds city centre at the weekend have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with the incident.

    CCTV image

    The victim, who's 23 and from Wakefield, was assaulted near Mission nightclub at about 03:30 on Sunday and suffered head injuries. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

    Officers want to speak to two men who were also involved in an incident involving another person in the same area just minutes before. It's thought they were with a group of men from the West Midlands.

     
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    08:10: M62 delays after accident

    BBC Travel News reports one lane is blocked and there's queuing traffic on the M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) because of an accident involving four vehicles.

    Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

     
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    08:04: Sunny spells, wintry showers Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a cold and, in places, a frosty start followed by a windy day with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, these falling as snow not just over the hills.

    Weather forecast

    The showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the west, with many areas becoming mostly dry through the afternoon.

    It'll feel cold in the brisk westerly wind with highs of about 6C (43F).

     
  16.  
    08:00: Good morning Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Monday 2 March 2015.

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

    And please feel free to send me your news, pictures and comments via leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     
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