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  1. Updates on Monday 8 December 2014

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  1. Good evening

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    That's all today from BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

    I'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

  2. A dry but freezing night

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will be dry with clear periods and a minimum temperature of about -3C (27F) with a widespread frost and some icy patches.

    Weather outlook

    Tomorrow will see a dry and bright start, soon clouding over with rain spreading to more western areas later. The top temperature will be about 7C (45F).

  3. Investigation into baby's death

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    An investigation's under way following the death of a baby girl who was found with serious injuries at a house in Calderdale last Tuesday. Details of the tragedy have only just been released by police.

    An ambulance crew was called to an address in Halifax at about 12:45 on Tuesday lunchtime where they found the girl. She died a short time later at hospital.

    A post-mortem examination has proved inconclusive and the death is being treated as unexplained. There've been no arrests.

  4. Coming up on BBC One

    Phil Bodmer

    Presenter, BBC Look North

    Join me and Amy Garcia for BBC Look North at 18:30 as we examine the 140% rise in handouts from food banks in Yorkshire over the past year. We're live at a food bank in Harehills to find out more.

    Also, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - especially in Thornton-le-Dale in North Yorkshire where a group of retired men have been spending their time decorating the village.

  5. Your views

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    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.

  6. Wheelchair row: Supreme Court hope

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    We've had more reaction to the Court of Appeal ruling that bus firms aren't required by law to force parents with buggies to make way for wheelchair users in designated bays.

    First Bus had appealed against a court ruling, won by a disabled man from Wetherby, that the firm's wheelchair policy was discriminatory.

    Andy Cole, from Leonard Cheshire Disability, says the judgement is "disappointing". He added: "We hope if this case moves to the Supreme Court there'll be an even stronger judgement that will provide certainty for disabled people who need to use the wheelchair space."

  7. News on the Hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    An investigation's under way in Calderdale following the death of a baby girl.

    She was found with serious injuries at a house in Halifax.

    Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

  8. 'Pay what you feel' cafe opens

    Telegraph & Argus

    A new cafe serving food destined for the bin where customers pay what they like has officially opened in Saltaire.

    Real Food Project
  9. Starry night at Castle Hill

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Roger Kinder in Meltham for sending us this fantastic picture he took with a long exposure at Castle Hill, Huddersfield, on what he says was a very cold night at the weekend.

    Castle Hill and stars

    We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not email or tweet your photographs to us?

  10. 'Snow wardens' on alert

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Wakefield's 500 volunteer snow wardens are being asked to get in touch with the council to claim new salt supplies ahead of any harsh winter weather.

    Wakefield Council is calling on the district's "snow army" to be ready to help keep pavements and areas around their homes clear of snow and ice.

    Snow wardens are given a bag of salt to use on public footpaths and streets which are away from main roads. Volunteers can also collect a snow shovel, and a fluorescent jacket.

  11. Wheelchair row: 'Policy stays in place'

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    We've now got reaction from First Bus to the Court of Appeal ruling that bus firms aren't required by law to force people to make way for wheelchair users in designated bays.

    Managing director Giles Fearnley says the ruling has given passengers, drivers and the wider industry "much-needed clarification" over the issue.

    "Our current policy, which is to ask other passengers in the strongest polite terms to make way for those who need the space, will remain in place." The original case which sparked this ruling involved a man from Leeds.

  12. News on the Hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Police are investigating the death of a baby who was found with serious injuries at a house in Calderdale.

    Details of the tragedy have just been released by the West Yorkshire force, although it happened last Tuesday.

    Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

  13. Alicia Blagg: 'You have to make sacrifices'

    BBC News School Report

    Wakefield diving star Alicia Blagg has been facing some tough questions as part of BBC School Report.

    Alicia Blagg

    The 18-year-old, who's had a hugely successful 2014, tells reporters from Knightswood School in Glasgow that "everything" about the sport scares her and that the next Olympics is now her target.

    She says: "You have to make sacrifices for sport and I don't mind that."

  14. Wheelchair ruling 'disappointing'

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    There's been reaction to this morning's news that a Leeds wheelchair user has lost his case over who has priority over the use of wheelchair space on buses.

    Victoria Wright, from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Trailblazers, a network of young disabled people, said the ruling "can only worsen the situation, particularly for those in rural areas who may heavily rely on bus services".

    She said: "We are frustrated and extremely disappointed by this decision, which means wheelchair users don't have priority, in law, over wheelchair spaces on those buses they are actually able to board."

  15. News on the Hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The funeral of a student from Huddersfield who died in Germany has taken place in her home town.

    Jane Khalaf, 19, collapsed after attending a carnival in Cologne.

    Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

  16. Delays after M62 accident

    BBC Travel News reports there's queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident earlier on.

    All lanes have been re-opened. Drivers in the area are being warned delays could continue for some time.

  17. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The funeral is taking place of a student from West Yorkshire who collapsed and died in Germany after claiming her drink had been spiked.

    Jane Khalaf, 19, from Huddersfield, was attending a carnival in Cologne when she was taken ill.

    Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

  18. A mostly dry afternoon

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon in West Yorkshire will be mostly dry with sunny periods.

    A few wintry showers are possible over the Pennines, though.

    The top temperature will be about 5C (41F).

  19. Leeds players 'learning in adversity'

    James Deighton

    Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn insists his players will learn the lessons from Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Ipswich.

    Neil Redfearn

    It's left United five points off the Championship relegation zone and nine points away from the play-off places.

    Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds: "It's a learning curve for a lot of these young players. They're learning in adversity with this away form. But it's something we've got to address - the performance wasn't acceptable".

  20. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The funeral of a Huddersfield student who died in Germany is taking place this lunchtime. Jane Khalaf, 19, collapsed after attending a carnival in Cologne.

    She told her friends she thought her drink had been spiked. Since Jane's death her parents have criticised the German Police for failing to investigate properly. Prosecutors have said amphetamines were found in Jane's blood but there's no evidence the drugs were taken by mistake. Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

  21. Motorway drivers warned over scam

    Motorway drivers are being warned by West Yorkshire Police to be aware of a potential scam involving people asking for money after they claim to have broken down.

    This follows three incidents yesterday in which people were flagged down by drivers who claimed to have run out of petrol and who asked to borrow money - only to do the same thing at another junction.

    The latest incident happened at about 15:15 on Sunday when police were told about a man acting suspiciously at Ainley Top, Huddersfield. No arrests have been made as yet, police said.

  22. Motorway delays after accident

    BBC Travel News reports that one lane is blocked and there's queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident.

    Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

  23. Bradford through to third round

    James Deighton

    Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

    Bradford City are into the third round of the FA Cup for only the second time in 11 years after a 4-1 win over Conference side Dartford at Valley Parade yesterday.

    FA Cup

    The goals were shared among Billy Clarke, Jon Stead, Filipe Morais and Mark Yeates.

    The third round draw takes place tonight and City boss Phil Parkinson has said he'd like Manchester United at home.

  24. Victoria Tower opens its doors

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    If you feel the need to blow the cobwebs away over the festive season, then Victoria Tower on Castle Hill might be the answer as it opens its doors to visitors in December.

    Victoria Tower

    The landmark tower which overlooks Huddersfield will be open on 20, 21, 22, 23, 27 and 28 December from 11:00 to 15:00 and offers some truly spectacular views - if the weather's up to it.

    Victoria Tower was completed in 1899 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign and stands at just under 1,000ft (300m) above sea level.

  25. The real cost of Christmas

    Nick Ahad

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I find out more about the cost of Christmas as it emerges that West Yorkshire tops the festive borrowing league.

    Also, as Buble-mania hits West Yorkshire ahead of his gig in Leeds tonight, I'll meet the Wakefield Buble tribute act Nearly Buble.

    And Jonathan Ansell of G4 and X Factor fame will be coming in to the studio. He currently starring in Snow White at the Carriageworks.

  26. 'Some passengers will act selfishly'

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Ruling that bus companies aren't required to compel passengers to vacate the wheelchair space when it is required by a wheelchair users, Lord Justice Underhill said he "respectfully disagreed" that the needs of wheelchair users trumped all other considerations.

    "I do not, however, believe the fact that some passengers will - albeit rarely - act selfishly and irresponsibly is a sufficient reason for imposing on bus companies a legal responsibility for a situation which is not of their making and which they are not in a position to prevent," he added.

  27. 'Parliament must decide' on wheelchair row

    A further update on the Court of Appeal's ruling that bus companies are not required by law to compel passengers to vacate the wheelchair space when a wheelchair user requires it.

    The "proper remedy" for wheelchair users to get improvements in such cases is to ask Parliament, three judges have ruled.

    The judges had been asked to give a ruling following a woman's refusal to move a pushchair with a sleeping baby from a bay on a Leeds bus used by wheelchair passengers.

  28. Appeal Court's wheelchair bus ruling

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    More on the news that the Court of Appeal has decided bus operator First Group was right to stop a wheelchair user boarding a bus in Wetherby because its disabled space was taken up by a pushchair.

    Doug Paulley

    The ruling means bus companies are not required by law to have a policy of compelling passengers such as mums or dads with buggies to vacate the wheelchair space.

    The case first came to court when Doug Paulley (pictured), 36, from Wetherby, was denied access to a First Bus to Leeds when a woman with a pushchair refused to move.

  29. News on the hour

    Tim Daley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The court of appeal's decided First Group was right to stop a wheelchair user boarding a bus in Wetherby because its disabled space was being taken up by a pushchair.

    The company was being sued by Leeds man Doug Paulley because the driver didn't force the mum to move the buggy and child.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

  30. BreakingBreaking news: Disabled bus row

    Clive Coleman

    Legal correspondent, BBC News

    Bus operator First Group has won its appeal against disabled Leeds wheelchair user Doug Paulley.

    He'd tried to board a bus in Wetherby in West Yorkshire in 2012, but the disabled space was taken by a woman and her pushchair. The driver asked her to move but she refused.

    Mr Paulley sued the operator First Group and won a ruling that its policy of "requesting not requiring" other passengers to move was unlawful discrimination.

  31. Jono's inspirational tour of Oz

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    A man from Wakefield who has Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder which affected the way his facial bones developed, has visited Australia to meet a boy with the same rare condition.

    Jono Lancaster

    Jono Lancaster flew to Adelaide in November to visit and inspire two-year old Zackary and other children living with the condition, according to Buzzfeed.

    While visiting Zackary, Jono tweeted that the toddler was "a little superstar".

  32. Funeral for 'drink spiked' student

    The funeral of a Huddersfield student who died in Germany will take place in the town this afternoon. Jane Khalaf, 19, collapsed after going to a carnival in Cologne.

    Jane Khalaf

    The Northumbria University student told her friends she thought her drink had been spiked. She died in November after eight days on life-support.

    Since Jane's death, her parents have criticised the German police for failing to investigate properly. Her family insist she would never have knowingly taken an illegal substance.

  33. Long delays on M62

    BBC Travel News is warning that the current travel time on the M62 westbound between Junction 23 (Huddersfield) and Junction 18 (Simister Island) is currently 1 hour and 20 minutes due to congestion.

  34. News on the hour

    Tim Daley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A food bank boss says at least 100 new volunteers are needed to cope with demand from families in need in Leeds.

    Linda Jackson is project manager of the Leeds South Foodbank, but she's also about to set up a similar scheme in the east of the city. Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

  35. Road blocked after accident

    BBC Travel News reports there are long delays on the A646 Burnley Road in Hebden Bridge.

    The road is currently blocked in both directions near the Midgley Road junction because of an accident.

  36. M62 congestion warning

    BBC Travel News reports there's currently queuing traffic on the M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J18, M60 (Simister Island).

    Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

  37. A cold and wet start

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This morning will see a cold start with showers falling as a mix of rain, hail, sleet and snow and a risk of ice on untreated surfaces.

    Weather forecast

    The showers will gradually fade out through the day to leave sunny spells. Moderate northwest winds and a maximum temperature of just 5C (41F). Check the forecast where you are.

  38. Good morning

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live on Monday 8 December 2014.

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

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