School closures in Leeds and West Yorkshire

School closures in Leeds and West Yorkshire

Strikes are taking place across the UK in a series of disputes with the government over pay, pensions and cuts.

Teachers, council staff, firefighters and civil servants are among those taking industrial action.

The following information relates to Thursday 10 July, 2014.

The BBC relies on councils to notify it of closures. If not listed below, we advise you to contact your child's school to find out if it has been affected.

Bradford

For more information go to the council website.

Calderdale

For more information go to the council website.

Kirklees

For more information go to the council website.

Leeds

For more information go to the council website.

Wakefield

For more information go to the council website.

Weather

Leeds

Min. Night 12 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    Wellington Street reopens 16:30:

    Metro Travel News tweets: Good news! Wellington St has reopened; buses should be running their normal routes once more & calling at S2 & S3.

     
  2.  
    Leeds lights up 16:22: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Final preparations are being made for Light Night in Leeds.

    artist's impression of Civic Hall illuminations

    From 17:00 to 22:00 tomorrow there will be more than 50 free arts events in the city centre, including interactive projections, improvised music and the launch of Leeds International Film Festival.

     
  3.  
    Ambulance rolls over in crash 16:09: Telegraph & Argus
  4.  
    News on the hour 15:59: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    An investigation is under way to establish how a man with learning difficulties died after members of the public stopped him from attacking his care worker in the street.

    The 36-year-old was given first aid by officers when they were called to Pudsey yesterday afternoon but he died in hospital.

    Listen live at 16:00.

     
  5.  
    Sex trafficking convictions 15:39: Oliver Wright BBC News Online

    Four men have been found guilty of trafficking a 13-year-old girl for sex.

    Mohammed Shapal, 22, and 26-year-old Shakeal Rehman from Bradford were unanimously convicted by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court, along with Bekir Rasheed, 36, and Yaseen Amini, 35, from Sheffield.

    The court heard the girl was taken to a hotel in August where she was raped, and three days later was taken to a party where she was sexually assaulted.

     
  6.  
    Your views 15:26: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about the service.

     
  7.  
    M62 lanes closed 15:09:

    BBC Travel reports there's queuing traffic and two lanes are closed on the M62 westbound between junction 32 for Pontefract and 31 for Castleford.

    It's because of a broken down vehicle.

     
  8.  
    News on the hour 14:59: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    An investigation is under way to establish how a man with learning difficulties died after members of the public stopped him from attacking his care worker in the street.

    The 36-year-old was given first aid by officers when they were called to Pudsey yesterday afternoon but he died in hospital. Listen live at 15:00.

     
  9.  
    Stage set for Spellbound 14:44:

    Bradford Council tweets: The stage is being set for #Spellbound on Saturday in @CityParkBD http://www.visitbradford.com/thedms.aspx?dms=3&feature=1074&venue=2198372

    Bradford stage being set up
     
  10.  
    Railway bridge hit 14:28:

    Northern Rail tweets: DELAY: Due to a vehicle striking a bridge between #Halifax and #Bradford Interchange services running through these stations

     
  11.  
    Autumn leaves in season 14:14: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    It's feeling quite autumnal today, which makes this picture Bev Silverman took at Kirkstall Abbey very appropriate.

    Autumn leaves

    We'd love to see more of your pictures from around West Yorkshire. Email them to leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     
  12.  
    News on the hour 13:59: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A man's appeared in court charged with arson after a major fire at the Majestic in Leeds.

    The roof of the Grade II listed building was destroyed on Tuesday night.

    More details in the news at 14:00.

     
  13.  
    Braces foil Navy dreams 13:42: Telegraph & Argus

    A Bradford teenager whose dream is to join the Royal Navy has been knocked back at his final medical because he wears braces on his teeth.

    Harley-Joe Steele
     
  14.  
    Man 'confesses' to Thai murders 13:24:

    A Burmese man has admitted killing a Leeds University student and another British tourist in Thailand, according to local reports.

    David Miller and Hannah Witheridge

    David Miller, 24, and 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge were found dead on the island of Koh Tao on 15 September.

     
  15.  
    Cafe helps recovering addicts 13:11: Telegraph & Argus
  16.  
    News on the hour 12:55: BBC Radio Leeds

    Four men have been found guilty of trafficking a 13-year-old girl for sex in Yorkshire.

    The men were unanimously convicted of the offence by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court. Listen live to the headlines at 13:00.

     
  17.  
    Drink-driving teens 12:40:

    Police records show 165 under-18s were caught drink-driving in West Yorkshire from 2008-2013.

    A youth attempts to walk in a straight line whilst being watched by a police officer.

    Forty of those were under the age of 16.

    A Department for Transport spokesman says: "Drink-driving is a menace that costs lives, and the government is strengthening the law to help police crack down on this problem."

     
  18.  
    Killed student was 'gentle man' 12:25: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Bradford student Anowar Tagabo, 25, died in hospital nine days after he was attacked on Carver Street in Sheffield.

    His cousin Bakheed Modeem described him as a "very gentle, good young man who never wanted any trouble". Hundreds of people, many from Leeds' Sudanese community, attended his funeral in August.

    Today Nathan Tomlinson, 23, of Haslam Crescent, Lowedges pleaded guilty to his manslaughter.

     
  19.  
    Bradford makeover efforts praised 12:10: Telegraph & Argus

    Work to make the streets around Westfield's Broadway site "more welcoming and attractive" has been praised by city centre traders.

    Bradford roadworks
     
  20.  
    News on the hour 11:59: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A 32 year-old man has been remanded in custody at Leeds Magistrates' Court over the Majestic fire in Leeds.

    Stuart Jefferson, of no fixed abode, has been charged with arson. Listen live to the headlines at 12:00.

     
  21.  
    Halloween mask robber jailed 11:52: Yorkshire Evening Post

    A have-a-go-hero tackled a would-be robber who burst into a Leeds family's home wearing a Halloween mask and brandishing a hammer.

    Wayne Simpson, 34
     
  22.  
    Kirklees tackles grooming 11:40: BBC Radio Leeds

    A report's revealed 67 children and young people in Kirklees are considered "at risk" of child sexual exploitation.

    Girl on swing

    At a meeting last night, Kirklees Council heard there are about 30 "potential perpetrators" in the district being investigated or monitored by West Yorkshire Police.

    Huddersfield Labour MP Barry Sheerman tells us the council is "very proactive" at tackling the problem.

     
  23.  
    Hospital admits brain damage liability 11:24: Huddersfield Examiner

    A hospital trust admits failings that left a young boy from Almondbury with brain damage.

    Travis Goddard
     
  24.  
    Tagabo killer admits manslaughter 11:10: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    A 23-year-old man has admitted killing Bradford University student Anowar Tagabo (pictured).

    Anowar Tagabo

    Nathan Tomlinson of Haslam Crescent, Lowedges, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Sheffield Crown Court.

    Mr Tagabo, who was studying peace and development at Bradford, was attacked on a night out in Sheffield on 25 May.

     
  25.  
    News on the hour 10:59: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A 32-year-old man is due before magistrates over the fire at the Majestic building in Leeds city centre.

    Stuart Jefferson, of no fixed address, has been charged with arson. More in the news at 11:00.

     
  26.  
    Huddersfield from the air 10:47: Huddersfield Examiner
  27.  
    Making Majestic safe 10:26:

    West Yorkshire Fire tweets: Quebec Street in #Leeds currently closed as firefighters work alongside building inspector to make former #Majestyk safe following fire.

     
  28.  
    Golf 'made off' from police 10:13: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    More on that crash on Cutler Heights Lane in Bradford now. Police say the blue VW Golf had earlier failed to stop for officers at Thornbury Roundabout at 08:39 this morning.

    It was then spotted on Dick Lane but disappeared from sight, until officers found it had been involved in the crash at the Fenby Avenue and Holmewood Road junction.

     
  29.  
    News on the hour 10:00: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A 32-year-old homeless man is due in court charged with arson over the fire at the Majestic in Leeds city centre.

    He was arrested on Tuesday night after fire tore through the roof of the Grade II listed building in City Square.

    Listen live at 10:00.

     
  30.  
    Four injured in crash 09:51: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Four people are being treated in hospital after a crash involving three cars in Bradford.

    West Yorkshire Police says a blue VW Golf was in collision with a silver Mercedes and a blue Ford Focus on Cutler Heights Lane shortly before 09:00.

    The 19-year-old male driver of the Golf suffered serious injuries, his 23-year-old passenger received face and leg injuries, and a 70-year-old woman and 66-year-old man in the Mercedes suffered slight injuries.

     
  31.  
    Terriers get surprise away win 09:43:

    Huddersfield Town stopped Wolverhampton going top of the Championship last night.

    Conor Coady

    The Terriers got their second win in four days, beating Wolves 3-1.

     
  32.  
    Majestic fire causes road closures 09:32: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    There are still some traffic problems in Leeds because of Tuesday night's fire at the Majestic.

    Majestic

    Quebec Street remains closed in both directions between Park Place and Wellington Street because of the danger of roof tiles falling, and Wellington Street will be closed until 15:30.

     
  33.  
    Bollywood in Bradford 09:22: Telegraph & Argus

    A film crew from India has been at Bradford Bazaar shooting scenes for new Bollywood movie Welcome to Karachi.

    Mehmood Sultan and Maharaja Fabrics director Jas Maharaja
     
  34.  
    Bradford crash 09:10: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    There's been a crash involving two vehicles on A647 Great Horton Road in Bradford.

    It's been closed in both directions between Southfield Lane and Ward Street.

     
  35.  
    Top headlines
     
  36.  
    News on the hour 08:59: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds
  37.  
    Burst water main 08:47:

    BBC Travel reports there's slow traffic on A6177 Sticker Lane in Bradford between Fenby Avenue and Broad Lane because of a burst water main and temporary traffic lights.

     
  38.  
    Bright spells 08:35: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A cold start to the day with patchy mist, which should soon clear to leave a dry day.

    The best of the sunshine will be this morning, though there will be further bright spells this afternoon. Top temperature of 17C (63F).

    Forecast for today

    Check out the full forecast here.

     
  39.  
    Goalless draw for Leeds 08:23:

    Darko Milanic waits for his first win as Leeds manager after a goalless draw against Reading.

    Hal Robson-Kanu

    Leeds' one point moves the club up a place to 12th in the Championship.

     
  40.  
    Man charged over Majestic fire 08:12: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    A 32-year-old man has been charged over a fire which destroyed the roof of the Majestic, a former nightclub, cinema and ballroom in Leeds.

    Damage to roof of Majestyk nightclub

    Stuart Jefferson, of no fixed abode, will appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court later charged with arson.

    The fire started at the Grade II listed building, which housed the Majestyk nightclub until 2006, on Tuesday evening.

     
  41.  
    Traffic light failure 08:10:

    BBC Travel reports the traffic lights are out on Jack Lane in Leeds, at the M621 junction. Drivers are being urged to approach with care.

     
  42.  
    Good morning 08:00: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Thursday 2 October.

    I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire until 18:00.

    Please get in touch with your comments and pictures by emailing leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     

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