Ivy Mill fire: Bradford blaze inquiry begins

Fire at Ivy Mill, Bradford The mill was severely damaged in the blaze

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An investigation has begun into the cause of a large fire at a former textile mill in Bradford.

Seventy firefighters tackled the fire at Ivy Mill in West Bowling on Saturday.

West Yorkshire Fire service said the mill's internal walls and parts of its roof had collapsed.

Station Commander Mark Helliwell said no decisions had been taken about whether to demolish the building.

At the height of the blaze, smoke could be seen from hills on the other side of the city.

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    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.

     
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    Museum cash 'really significant' 17:45: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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.

    National Media Museum

    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.

     
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    Peacock 'Man of Steel' favourite 17:28: BBC Sport

    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.

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    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.

     
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    Poppadom challenge boosts curry bid 17:24: Telegraph & Argus

    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.

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    Crane firm charged over driver death 17:19:

    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.

    Emergency services at Scout Moor quarry

    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.

     
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    National Rail tweets: Lines reopened between #Halifax and Bradford Interchange. Delays of up to 30 minutes still to be expected

     
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    News on the hour 16:58: Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    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.

     
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    Thailand tourist 'was excellent student' 16:30: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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.

     
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    RFL drops Hardaker investigation 16:25: BBC Sport

    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.

    Zak Hardaker

    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.

     
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    Museum secures £1m funding 16:07: Phil Bodmer Journalist, BBC Look North

    The National Media Museum, which was threatened with closure last year, is to get £1m of funding from Bradford Council, it's been confirmed.

    National Media Museum

    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."

     
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    News on the hour 15:58: Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    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.

     
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    Weapons collection found at house 15:50: Telegraph & Argus

    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.

     
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    Further rail disruption 15:28: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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".

     
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    New Catholic Bishop unveiled 15:12:

    BBC Radio Leeds' roving reporter Daragh Corcoran has tweeted this picture - our first glimpse of the new Catholic Bishop-Elect of Leeds.

    Bishop-Elect

    Monsignor Marcus Stock (pictured centre) has been introduced at a media briefing and it's emerged he'll be officially ordained on 13 November.

     
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    News on the hour 15:00: Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    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.

     
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    Tourist was Leeds Uni student 14:40: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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

    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.

     
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    Huddersfield 1960s-style 14:24: Huddersfield Examiner

    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.

    Huddersfield town centre in 1960s
     
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    Rail services back to normal 14:09:

    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.

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

    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.

     
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    Crackdown on rogue landlords 13:45: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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.

     
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    Powell: 'Tigers will recover' 13:33: BBC Sport

    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.

    Daryl Powell

    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.

     
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    Coming up on BBC One 13:20: BBC Look North

    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.

     
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    News on the hour 12:59: BBC Radio Leeds

    South Yorkshire's Police Commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned after weeks of pressure over the child abuse scandal in Rotherham.

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    Man sought over 'vicious' attack 12:42:

    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.

    CCTV image

    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.

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    More rail disruption 12:30: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    More problems are being reported on the trains in West Yorkshire.

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    People are being warned that services may be delayed as a result.

     
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    Elderly friends die after crash 12:21: Yorkshire Evening Post

    An elderly man and woman have died after being involved in a crash outside a convenience store in Beeston last week.

     
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    Megan 'always missed' 12:09:

    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 Roberts

    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."

     
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    News on the hour 11:58: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    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.

     
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    Council admits failing mother 11:44: Telegraph & Argus

    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.

     
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    Leeds spreads the word 11:33: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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.

    Tour de France in Leeds

    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.

     
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    Appeal after attempted arson 11:17:

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    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.

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    News on the hour 10:59: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    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.

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    Revamp for former club site 10:53: Yorkshire Evening Post

    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.

    Artist's impression of club
     
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    Disruption on East Coast services 10:41: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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.

     
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    Hardaker 'in dark' over investigation 10:33: Jake Katborg Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    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.

    Zak Hardaker

    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".

     
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    Soldier finally gets war medal 10:21: Yorkshire Evening Post

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    Leeds Uni in world's top 100 10:10: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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.

    Parkinson Building at Leeds Uni

    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).

     
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    News on the hour 09:58: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    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.

     
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    Man jailed for 'sickening' attack 09:45: Halifax Courier

    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.

    David Bourke
     
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    On air now 09:31: Wes Butters Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    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.

     
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    Shop jobs under threat 09:17: Keighley News

    Five jobs are under threat in Keighley after the Phones 4u retail chain plunged into administration.

     
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    Media Museum asks for £1m 09:05: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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.

    National Media Museum, Bradford

    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.

     
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    News on the hour 08:56: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    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.

     
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    Big delays on M62 08:42:

    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.

     
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    Flowers laid to remember Megan 08:29: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    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.

    Megan Roberts

    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.

     
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    Dull earlier, brighter later 08:18: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This morning will see a dull start with extensive mist, fog and low cloud - though this will slowly lift and break.

    Weather forecast

    It'll brighten with some sunny spells and just a small chance of a shower. The top temperature will be about 19C (66F).

     
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    Slow traffic on M1 08:10:

    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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    Good morning 08:00: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

    I'll bring you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county today.

    And remember you can also send your news, pictures and comments to leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     

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