School staff on child neglect charge

Two members of staff at a school have been charged with child neglect.

Rachel Regan, 43, and Deborah McDonald, 40, have been charged over allegations of inappropriate behaviour at a school in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.

Ch Supt Angela Williams said: "The two women were members of staff at the school and were suspended immediately."

Ms Regan, from Illingworth, and Ms McDonald, from Halifax, both in West Yorkshire, will appear at Calderdale Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

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    Red Arrows role for Bradford pilot 17:05: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    A Bradford-born pilot is one of three new flyers to join the RAF's Red Arrows aerobatic display team (pictured) next year.

    red arrows

    Thomas Bould, 32, a flight lieutenant, will begin training later this year and start flying with the nine-strong team next year.

    News on the hour 16:56: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A man in Leeds has been found guilty today of the attempted murder of a police officer in a shooting incident last December.

    James Leslie, who's 38, shot PC Suzanne Hudson through a door in Headingley when she and a colleague were making routine enquiries last December.

    Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin.

    Fundraising gathers pace 16:51: Telegraph & Argus

    A fundraising campaign to send a seriously ill baby girl to America for a life-changing operation is gathering pace after almost £8,000 was raised through various events.

    Nicole Vendettuoli
    On air now 16:44: Andrew Edwards Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me until 18:00 on BBC Radio Leeds when I'll have the latest on the conviction of James Leslie for the attempted murder of a police officer in Leeds last year.

    I'll also be finding out more about another legal hurdle seemingly placed in the way of Jimmy Savile's victims as they try to claim compensation.

    Savile charity 'to fight payouts' 16:39:

    BBC News Online has more on why the charity set up by disgraced former Leeds broadcaster and DJ Jimmy Savile is to challenge a compensation scheme for victims of the sex attacker.


    The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust wants to overturn an agreed scheme, under which the Savile estate, which is separate to the trust, the BBC and the NHS are liable to compensate victims.

    Adams guarantees medal 16:31: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    It's celebration time again for Leeds Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams who's just secured her place in the medal stage of the Commonwealth Games.

    nicola adams

    She's now guaranteed a bronze medal, but she may fancy herself going the distance in the flyweight division after producing something of a boxing masterclass against Erandi de Silva.

    There was a standing ovation from the crowd at the SECC in Glasgow and Adams leapt in delight before punching the air.

    Family film fun 16:25: Telegraph & Argus

    Families turned out in great numbers for the first in a series of free film screenings on Bradford City Park's big screen today.

    crowds at city park
    PC's bravery praised 16:20: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has reacted to the conviction for attempted murder of a man who shot a police officer in Leeds.

    PC Suzanne Hudson

    James Leslie, 38, was convicted earlier of shooting PC Suzanne Hudson (pictured) in Headingley in December.

    Mr Burns-Williamson said: "The actions of James Leslie are in stark contrast to the bravery shown by PC Suzanne Hudson and her colleagues, and I hope that the outcome today will help them come to terms with what happened."

    Train lines blocked 16:07:

    Northern Rail tweets: Due to signalling problems between #Leeds and #Shipley all lines are blocked. Services may be cancelled or delayed.

    News on the hour 15:58: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A man's been found guilty of the attempted murder of a police officer in Leeds.

    James Leslie, 38, shot and seriously injured PC Suzanne Hudson in Headingley last December.

    Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin.

    Pool faces demolition 15:50: Charles Heslett Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Here's a picture of Elland Pool I took just a few minutes ago.

    elland pool

    It was just this morning that Calderdale Council announced the pool, which was built over 100 years ago, is to be demolished - and clearly the scaffolding is already going up.

    The pool has been closed since 2011 due to serious structural defects, Calderdale Council said it would cost upwards of £1m to repair the building - a price it isn't prepared to pay.

    Safe cycling campaign 15:42: BBC Radio Leeds

    The family of a Huddersfield cyclist who remains in a coma year after a collision with a car have spoken of their devastation.

    John Radford had been campaigning for safer roads before the accident last July.

    Meanwhile, veteran cyclist Brian Robinson, from Mirfield, has been allowed back home after a collision.

    Both families have joined together to organise a bike ride to encourage drivers to take extra care on the roads.

    'Unprofessional' bowler sacked 15:37: BBC Sport

    Yorkshire seam bowler Oliver Robinson has been sacked with immediate effect by the County Championship leaders for "a number of unprofessional actions".

    Oliver Robinson

    The 20-year-old from Margate in Kent has made seven T20 Blast appearances this summer, taking six wickets, but is yet to play in a first-class match.

    Appeal over attack 15:27: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Police in Halifax have revealed details of an attack in Hipperholme which left a man with head injuries.

    The incident happened at around 20:20 on Wednesday 3 July, on Halifax Road outside Lees buildings.

    Two men are believed to have been involved. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call police on 101.

    Pay dispute delays burial 15:17: Yorkshire Evening Post

    The body of the woman at the centre of Leeds murder investigation cannot be released for burial because of a dispute over pathologists' pay.

    Water supply problems 15:05:

    Yorkshire Water tweets: Incident #BD6/BD7 Beacon Rd. You may have no water/low pressure due to a burst. Apologies if this affects you- we are investigating this.

    News on the hour 14:57: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A man who shot a police officer in Leeds has been convicted of attempted murder.

    James Leslie shot PC Suzanne Hudson in Headingley through a door when she and a colleague were making routine inquiries last December.

    Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin.

    Patchy rain 14:40: Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon, it'll be rather cloudy at times with a little patchy rain possible in western areas.

    The top temperature will be about 21C (70F).

    Shot officer 'fortunate' 14:25: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    More reaction to the guilty verdict in the case of James Leslie (pictured) who shot PC Suzanne Hudson in Headingley last December.

    James Leslie

    Julian Briggs, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said the officer was fortunate to escape with her life.

    He said: "Attacks like this on police officers are thankfully rare, but are always treated with the utmost seriousness."

    'Crisis in care' at hospitals 14:12: Telegraph & Argus

    A big increase in Bradford patients stuck in hospital after they are ready to go home exposes a "crisis in care", it is claimed today.

    News on the hour 13:58: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A 38-year-old man's been found guilty of the attempted murder of a police officer in Leeds.

    James Leslie shot and seriously injured PC Suzanne Hudson last December in Headingley.

    Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin.

    More on Elland pool demolition 13:52:

    A swimming pool in West Yorkshire is to be demolished because structural problems are posing a "serious danger" to the public.

    elland pool

    Calderdale Council said the roof and top of the eastern gable wall of Elland Pool would be taken down first.

    The rest of the building will be demolished at a later date.

    The pool, built in 1901, was closed in December 2011 after the roof was found to be corroded and at risk of collapse.

    West Yorkshire anti-semitism fears 13:44: BBC Radio Leeds

    There's a warning that West Yorkshire is going to see one of the worst outbursts of anti-Semitism in recent years.

    The Community Security Trust, a charity which helps protect Jewish communities in Britain, believes that our region's suffering a backlash fuelled by the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

    E-fit appeal over robbery 13:34: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Police in West Yorkshire have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a robbery at a shop in Wakefield.

    police e-fit

    Two men entered a furniture store on Westgate on the afternoon of 3 July.

    Police say that after both attempting to distract the lone member of staff, one of the men (pictured) pushed her on to a mattress before running away with a bag of money.

    Man admits JCB rampage 13:25: Todmorden News

    A 59-year-old Hebden Bridge man has admitted to going on a JCB rampage at Todmorden tip which caused £300,000 worth of damage.

    Hidden gems uncovered 13:17: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    A former brewery turned art gallery (pictured), a cemetery, a garden and a viaduct are just some of the spots in Leeds highlighted in the Independent newspaper as hidden gems.

    tetley's brewery

    Do you have any other suggestions for West Yorkshire's best secret spots? Email or tweet us with your suggestions.

    City traffic misery 13:07: Telegraph & Argus

    Motorists in Bradford are set for traffic misery thanks to roadworks clogging up some major routes in and around the city.

    roadworks sign
    News on the hour 12:59: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Our main headline at 13:00 is a man who shot a police officer on his doorstep in Leeds has been convicted of attempted murder.

    Shot officer needed surgery 12:54:

    Police officer Suzanne Hudson, who was shot by James Leslie last December, needed emergency surgery on arteries in her neck after the shooting. Her right hand was shredded by the shotgun pellets.

    scene of shooting

    Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court: "It is simply a matter of luck that the defendant did not kill PC Hudson."

    After the shooting, her colleague PC Richard Whiteley said Leslie said: "Do you want some more, you pussies?" He told the court: "I thought I was going to die."

    Gunman 'laughed' after shooting 12:45:

    A gunman who shot a police officer on his doorstep then laughed as he cycled away from the scene has been convicted of attempted murder.

    PC Suzanne Hudson

    James Leslie, 38, shot PC Suzanne Hudson (pictured) through his front door as she and a colleague made routine inquiries about a neighbour dispute in Leeds last December.

    Leslie, of Cardigan Road, Headingley, was convicted following a trial at Leeds Crown Court.

    PC attempted murder conviction Breaking News

    Gunman James Leslie has been convicted at Leeds Crown Court of attempting to murder PC Suzanne Hudson by blasting her with a sawn-off shotgun in Headingley.

    Atmospheric Aberford 12:36: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Michiko Smith has sent us this atmospheric picture of Aberford Priory in Leeds, which she took just as the sun was setting last night.

    aberford priory

    Have you taken any pictures of West Yorkshire you'd like to share? Why not email us or tweet them?

    Slow on M1 12:18:

    BBC Travel News says there's slow traffic on the M1 southbound between J40, (Flushdyke) and J39, (Durkar) because of an accident earlier on.

    All lanes in the area have since re-opened.

    Hospital's new unit opens 12:04: Telegraph & Argus

    More premature and sick babies in Bradford needing neo-natal care will be able to stay closer to home now that builders have finished work on a new £2m unit.

    nurse looking after baby
    News on the hour 11:58: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A solicitor for dozens of Jimmy Savile's abuse victims says it's like he's laughing at them from beyond the grave after yet another legal hurdle was put in their way to claiming compensation.

    The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust has announced it'll go to court to challenge any payout.

    Listen live to the 12:00 bulletin.

    Coming up 11:49: Martin Kelner Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me from 12:00 on BBC Radio Leeds when I'll be speaking to a sports psychologist who says sibling rivalry could actually be a good thing when trying to win medals.

    brownlee brothers

    And Keith Brownlee, father of Alistair and Jonathan (pictured), tells us what it's like to have two Olympic champion brothers in the family.

    Your views 11:39:

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place. We'd like to know what you think.

    Officers 'don't trust bosses' 11:32: Halifax Courier

    Only one in ten of the staff and officers at West Yorkshire Police trust their senior managers, according to a damning report.

    Campaign targets online grooming 11:24: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    A new campaign starts in Leeds aimed at preventing children from falling prey to online predators posing as someone else.

    online campaign

    Who Are You Really Talking To? aims to make young people in Leeds more aware of the dangers of chatting online to people they don't know.

    An animated image (above) shows a young person talking online to someone they believe to be their own age - but the image morphs into a troll.

    City's dental decline 11:14: Telegraph & Argus

    NHS bosses will be asked to explain what they are doing to address Bradford's growing tooth decay problem, a health board meeting heard.

    dentist at work
    'No option' over demolition 11:07: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    More on the demolition of Elland Pool which has been announced by Calderdale Council this morning.

    elland pool

    Councillor Barry Colins says there is "no other option" but to knock down the building which has been closed to the public since 2011: "We've carried out regular checks and there's been considerable deterioration since our last visit in May."

    A war memorial at the base of one wall is to be relocated before the demolition of the building - which is over 100 years old - is carried out, the council says.

    News on the hour 10:56: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Victims of Jimmy Savile are facing another legal battle as they try to get compensation.

    Savile's charitable trust has announced it's going to court after being given permission to challenge any payouts.

    Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin.

    Late goal clinches victory 10:44: Huddersfield Examiner

    Huddersfield Town left it late to beat Sheffield United as Adam Hammill's second-half strike secured a pre-season victory at Bramall Lane.

    pre-season friendly
    Dawn over Bradford 10:37: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Alan Hunt in Bramham who's sent us this fantastic picture of the sunrise over Bradford.

    sunrise over bradford

    Have you taken any spectacular pictures of West Yorkshire? Why not email us or tweet them?

    Traffic lights out 10:26:

    BBC Travel News reports there's been a traffic light failure on Church Street in Hunslet at the Balm Road junction.

    Drivers are being warned to approach the area with care.

    Yorkshire bowler axed 10:09: Yorkshire Post

    Yorkshire County Cricket Club have sacked pace bowler Oliver Robinson, son of England assistant coach Paul Farbrace's partner, Sandra.

    News on the hour 09:59: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    There's more agony for victims of Jimmy's Savile's reign of abuse, almost three years after the death of the disgraced DJ from Leeds.

    It's after his charitable trust decided to go to court again to contest any compensation payouts.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin.

    'No future' for pool 09:52: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Elland Pool is to be demolished amid fears part of the building - closed in December 2011 due to "serious structural defects" - is now too unstable, Calderdale Council has just announced.

    Elland Pool

    Immediate action is to be taken because of "severe structural deterioration" at the site on Town Hall Street (pictured).

    The council says the building will be knocked-down as it "does not have a viable future" and repairs would cost at least £1m.

    'Massive setback' 09:40: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    More on the news that Jimmy Savile's victims face a further wait for compensation after the disgraced Leeds DJ's charitable trust won the right to challenge any payouts.

    Lawyer Liz Dux, representing 176 of Savile's victims, has told BBC Radio Leeds the move is a "massive setback" to those abused by Savile.

    "The victims deserve redress and closure. They have suffered enough," she said.

    Top headlines
    Tigers forward banned 09:27: BBC Sport

    Castleford Tigers forward Weller Hauraki has been suspended for two matches after pleading guilty to "recklessly striking with his knees" in the 18-18 draw against Hull FC.


    Hauraki was charged after an incident in 38th minute of the Super League match at the KC Stadium.

    Benedicic loan talks 09:16: Yorkshire Evening Post

    Talks between Leeds United and AC Milan over a loan deal for Zan Benedicic will intensify in the coming days after the midfielder flew home early from Milan's pre-season tour of the USA.

    Talking unusual objects 09:04: Wes Butters Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me now on BBC Radio Leeds when I'm asking what the craziest thing is in your house.

    wes and the lion

    My mum, for instance, has just bought a real stuffed lion (pictured). Can you beat that? Email or tweet me with your pictures.

    News on the hour 08:54: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    There's been another setback for victims of abuse by Jimmy Savile in their battle for compensation.

    It's after Savile's charitable trust won the right to challenge any payouts.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin.

    Huddersfield loan Majewski 08:37: BBC Sport

    Huddersfield Town have signed Poland international midfielder Radoslaw Majewski on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest.

    Radoslaw Majewski

    The 27-year-old former Groclin Grodzisk player has nine international caps and has scored 19 goals in 164 appearances for Forest over the last five seasons.

    Hockaday's Leeds hopes 08:22: Yorkshire Post

    Leeds United head coach David Hockaday has said he's hopeful his squad are beginning to reverse the "flak and negativity" surrounding them after they won at Swindon Town last night.

    Savile victims face battle 08:14: Richard Edwards Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    It's emerged that Jimmy Savile's victims face a further legal battle for compensation after the Leeds DJ and broadcaster's charitable trust won the right to challenge any payouts.

    jimmy savile

    I've just spoken to Liz Dux, lawyer for Savile's victims, who has told me the trustees who control his £3.7m estate say they'll go to court to try and prove the money is legally owned by the trust.

    It could be January before the case gets to the Court of Appeal.

    Heavy traffic 08:10:

    BBC Travel News reports there's heavy traffic on Calderdale Way southbound in Elland, before Ainley Top Roundabout.

    Cloudy and breezy 08:03: Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be rather cloudy and breezy today with a little patchy light rain possible over the Pennines.

    It'll be drier and brighter further east with variable cloud and sunny spells.

    Top temperature will be about 21C (70F).

    Good morning 08:00: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire for Wednesday 30 July.

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



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