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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 21 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Tim Dale

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's it for Local Live for today, the service will return at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Gang members jailed

    John Cundy

    Crime Correspondent, BBC Yorkshire

    Six members of a gang who carried out a six-week reign of terror across Leeds robbing pubs and a restaurant have this afternoon been jailed for a total of more than 48 years.

    The gang struck between August and September last year. The men, aged between 19 and 40, threatened staff with knives, machetes and a meat cleaver in their raids.

    Get the full story at 18:30.

  3. Rainy evening

    Outbreaks of rain will continue overnight with low cloud and hill fog.

    Some of the rain is likely to be heavy at times with fresh southeast winds, strongest along the coast. Lows of 7C (45F).

  4. Jail 'likely' for bomb hoaxer

    BBC Radio Leeds

    A man from Leeds has been found guilty of causing a bomb scare in Knaresborough last year.

    Shamsul Islam, 23, made three hoax calls to the police, claiming a pizza takeaway in the town was being used as a bomb factory.

    He's been warned he will likely go to jail.

  5. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The sentencing of six members of a violent robbery gang which operated in Leeds is underway.

    The armed men targeted several pubs in the area and are appearing in court in Manchester today.

    Get the full story with me at 17:00.

  6. A Wakey Christmas

    Wakefield Council tweets: Our winter friends welcome you to the skating rink which is open until 6:00 tonight.

    Skating ring Wakefield
  7. Stinging row in Mirfield

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    More on the row over plans to name a new street after a soon to be demolished local pub.

    The Wasps Nest Pub

    Kirklees Council asked residents to name the new housing estate on Nab Lane in Mirfield and the community suggested the Wasps Nest after the pub to reflect the area's history.

    But the authority and developers rejected the idea as "not commercially viable".

  8. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A gang which terrorised staff in pubs across Leeds is due to be sentenced.

    Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin.

  9. Bomb hoax jury retires

    BBC Radio Leeds

    The jury in the trial of a Leeds man accused of causing a bomb scare in North Yorkshire has retired to consider its verdict.

    Shamsul Islam, 23, from Leeds, denies three counts of communicating a bomb hoax, at York Crown Court.

  10. Worker rescues elderly lady

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue tweets: NHS worker rescues elderly lady from house fire in Stanningley! Well done Rosemary!

    West Yorkshire Fire
  11. Where's the rain?

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Wondering where the promised rain is? Here it is in the south and west and moving towards the north.

    Weather map
  12. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A personal trainer in Leeds has lost his freelance job at a gym after pasting a huge sticker of a bound and gagged woman onto the back of his pick-up truck.

    James Hellewell claimed it was all "a joke". But after complaints to West Yorkshire Police he agreed to remove it.

    Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin.

  13. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A senior MP has said Labour would abolish police and crime commissioners if they win the next election.

    Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary and MP for Castleford, told BBC Radio Leeds the role was a waste of money.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 14:00.

  14. Bradford fire anniversary details

    BBC Sport has more details on the Football League's plans to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford Valley Parade fire.

    Fire in 1985 at Valley Parade in Bradford

    Fifty-six fans, including two from Lincoln City, died in a fire in Valley Parade's main stand on 10 May 1985.

    FA chairman Greg Dyke said: "It is important that football comes together to mark the tragedy and remember those who lost their lives."

  15. New deal for Scannell

    Huddersfield Town winger Sean Scannell has signed a two-year contract extension.

    Sean Scannell

    The 24-year-old joined the Terriers from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal in June 2012.

  16. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A personal trainer in Leeds has lost his freelance job at a gym after pasting a huge sticker of a bound and gagged woman onto the back of his pick-up truck.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 13:00.

  17. Arrests in 'ratting' inquiry

    BBC News reports that three people, two men aged 33 and a woman aged 30, have been arrested in Leeds in connection with the hijacking of computers.

    The National Crime Agency said the individuals were using software designed to remotely control computers - allowing for the stealing of information.

    National Crime Agency raid

    The practice, which in some instances can grant access to a victim's webcam, is known as "ratting".

    The phrase takes its name from the malicious software used to gain control - Remote Access Trojans (Rats).

  18. Student safety film premiered

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    Students from Wakefield have produced a hard hitting film showing the potential impact of not wearing a seatbelt.

    Student film banner

    It'll All End In Tears, a professionally produced video, received its premiere at Hemsworth Academy on Thursday.

    The production features police officers and student actors from Minsthorpe Community College and Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy, and shows the devastating effect of a head-on collision in which those involved don't wear seatbelts.

  19. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    Fears over the future of the casualty department at Halifax Hospital are unfounded according to Calder Valley Conservative MP Craig Whittaker who told BBC Radio Leeds there'll always be an Accident and Emergency Service in Halifax.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 12:00.

  20. Brodettes head to Twickenham

    One of Yorkshire's Rugby Union teams is making an appearance on the hallowed turf of Twickenham this weekend.

    The girls team from the Old Brodleians club in Hipperholme only began last season.

    Old Brodleians girls playing rugby

    The "Brodettes" will play in the curtain-raiser before welcoming the England and Samoa players onto the field for their autumn international tomorrow afternoon.

  21. Labour would abolish police commissioners

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Labour's shadow home secretary and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper has told BBC Radio Leeds the party would abolish police and crime commissioners if it won the next general election.

  22. Bradford fire anniversary commemoration

    The Football League has announced plans to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford Valley Parade fire.

    Valley Parade fire memorial

    All league matches on the weekend of 25 April will be preceded by a minute's silence.

    The date coincides with Bradford City's last home match of the season, when the club traditionally marks the anniversary of the disaster which occurred on 11 May 1985.

    Hundreds were injured and 56 supporters died in the blaze.

  23. News on the hour

    Julie Langford

    News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire Police say shoplifting is on the rise, with 15,000 cases in the last 12 months.

    Officers are increasing patrols, in the hope of catching professional gangs who steal to order.

    Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin.

  24. 'Right' to resign

    Richard Stead

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    The shadow home secretary and Labour Castleford MP Yvette Cooper tells me on BBC Radio Leeds that the shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry was "right to resign" over a tweet criticised as "snobby".

    Yvette Cooper
  25. Bin day reminders

    Bradford Council tweets: Get bin day reminders by downloading our app.

    Rubbish bins on streets
  26. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire Police will be targeting professional shoplifting gangs in the run-up to Christmas.

    Officers say shoplifting is on the rise with 15,000 cases reported to them in the last 12 months.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin.

  27. Wasps nest row

    A row has begun over the naming of a new road in honour of a pub in Mirfield.

    Developers plan to build twelve houses on the site of the Wasps Nest pub and some local residents wanted the new street named after the pub.

    Kirklees Council rebuffed the idea.

  28. Struggling for support

    Telegraph & Argus

    People in Bradford are having problems getting social care support, a health watchdog has warned.

  29. Claim to fame

    Richard Stead

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask what your claim to fame is?

    Later Craig Whittaker the Conservative MP for the Calder Valley will be in the hot seat facing your questions.

    You can email or tweet me or call me on 0345 3033333.

  30. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    So called professional thieves - who steal to order - are targeting stores in West Yorkshire.

    Police say levels of shoplifting are on the rise, with 15,000 cases reported to them in the last 12 months alone.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

  31. Christmas service recording

    BBC Radio Leeds

    We are recording the BBC Radio Leeds Christmas Carol service at Halifax Minster and everyone is welcome to be part of the congregation.

    halifax minster

    If you want to join us then you don't need a ticket. Just turn up by 19:00 on 4 December.

    The edited result of the recording will be broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds at 18:00 on Christmas Eve and repeated at 14:00 on Christmas Day.

  32. Crematorium strike

    A 10-year dispute at a West Yorkshire crematorium continues today when four employees go on strike for 24 hours.

    Lawnswood

    Employees at Lawnswood Crematorium in Leeds say their complaints of harassment from managers and health and safety concerns have been ignored. Points which the council disputes.

    Leeds Council says cremations will still go ahead as normal today.

  33. Misty morning with rain later

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Today will see a cloudy start with some mist and fog lifting through the morning.

    Kay Weather

    A little brightness is possible before thicker cloud brings rain to most parts by the end of the afternoon.

    The top temperature will be around 10C (50F).

  34. Good Morning

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live on Friday morning in West Yorkshire.

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

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