Live BBC Local Live: Updates from Leeds and West Yorkshire on Tuesday 19 August 2014

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STANDARD 08:00 Good morning

Martin Coldrick, BBC Local Live

Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire on this surprisingly chilly morning - it feels like autumn's already here.

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

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STANDARD 08:10 A cool and bright day

Kawser Quamer, Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be another cool day with some good bright or sunny spells.

Weather forecast

It'll be mainly dry at first with only isolated showers, these most likely in the east towards Wakefield.

The top temperature will be about 16C (61F).

STANDARD 08:18 Traffic delays in Bramhope

BBC Travel News reports there's queuing traffic on the A660 Leeds Road eastbound in Bramhope.

This is currently affecting the route between the A658 Pool Bank New Road junction and the Church Hill junction, in the roadworks area.

STANDARD 08:33 Parking charges scrapped

Martin Coldrick, BBC Local Live

Here's a story from overnight from BBC News Online which you may have missed:

Pay and display sign

Plans to scrap parking charges at 10 sites across Calderdale and evening parking charges in Halifax were approved by councillors at a meeting last night.

Council leader Stephen Baines said if the decision was not called in for review the charges would be removed in September.

STANDARD 08:44 Coming up

Nick Ahad, Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

Join me from 09:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I talk to a woman who believes it's vital for the people of West Yorkshire to talk about mental health issues and depression.

And, with Leeds Carnival just a matter of days away, I'll be investigating the roots of the carnival tradition.

STANDARD 08:57 News on the hour

Tim Daley, Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Protests are taking place at train stations across West Yorkshire this morning as part of the TUC's day of action.

Activists at six stations - including Leeds, Dewsbury, and Keighley - are calling for public ownership of the railways.

Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

STANDARD 09:06 Victorious Yorkshire stay top

BBC Sport

Yorkshire remain top of the County Championship after defeating Sussex by nine wickets at Scarborough on Monday evening.

Yorkshire cricket team celebrates

A determined performance in the field saw them dismiss the visitors for 230, despite a superb 113 from Luke Wright.

He hit 17 fours and shared a stand of 127 with Steffan Piolet (32) before both fell to seamer Tim Bresnan (3-60).