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  1. Updates on Wednesday 10 December 2014

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  1. Good evening

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

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

    I'll be with you again from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

  2. A windy and showery night

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will continue to be windy with scattered showers, locally wintry and mainly over the hills, and a low temperature of about 1C (34F) with a risk of icy patches.

    Tomorrow will be another cold and windy day with sunny spells and scattered showers, wintry over the hills but tending to become more isolated through the afternoon.

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

  3. Memorial stones on the move

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    More than 130 memorial stones are to be moved from Halifax's Square Chapel as work on the nearby Piece Hall and new Central Library gets under way, Calderdale Council says.

    Square Chapel in Halifax

    The stones will be placed in Lister Lane Cemetery where many of the Square Chapel congregation chose to be buried after it opened in 1841, and as the Square Chapel yard became full.

    The council says it's working with the Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery and Calderdale Family History Society to ensure the stones are recorded and photographed before being moved.

  4. Army veteran's medal theft upset

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    An army veteran has said he "didn't want to bother with people" after having his medals and beret stolen by a gang in Keighley as he went to a Remembrance Sunday service.

    George Gill

    George Gill, who has been given new medals today, said dealing with the theft, which happened in Lund Park, had been "very, very hard".

    However, Mr Gill said he would "treasure" the new medals and beret, which have been presented at Catterick Garrison

  5. Coming up on BBC One

    Harry Gration

    Presenter, BBC Look North

    Join me and Amy Garcia at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we find out why so many Bradford secondary schools are failing to meet the grade, according to new figures from Ofsted.

    Benjamin the pygmy goat

    We're also meeting Benjamin the pygmy goat from Barnsley. We first reported on him last week and since then he's become and absolute internet sensation.

  6. New medals for army veteran

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    An army veteran who had his medals and beret stolen by a gang as he was heading for a Remembrance Sunday service in Keighley has been presented with new ones.

    George Gill

    George Gill said he would treasure the new medals which have been awarded at a special ceremony at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

    "The Northern Ireland medal means a lot. We lost friends and colleagues there," he said.

  7. Treasurer jailed for stealing £30,000

    Telegraph & Argus

    A church treasurer who plundered more than £30,000 from a deprived Bradford parish has been jailed for two years.

  8. Appeal over city shooting

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    A further update on the shooting in Seacroft last night which saw two men taken to hospital, one with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

    Det Ch Insp Steve Thomas says: "I believe there will be people in the local community with an awareness of what has been behind this incident but I appreciate they may be reluctant to come forward given the circumstances.

    "I would like to assure anyone in this position that any information they provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and their identity will be protected."

  9. Snow warning from Friday

    Pontefract & Castleford Express

    Snow could fall across Yorkshire on Friday, as wet and wintry showers sweep across the country, the Met Office has said.

  10. Shotgun attack 'targeted'

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Det Ch Insp Steve Thomas says the shooting in Leeds happened at about 21:00 yesterday at Kingsdale Court, off Boggart Hill Drive in Seacroft.

    Two 26-year-old men who were injured are believed to have been sitting in a car when a shotgun was fired at them.

    Det Ch Insp Thomas said the incident appeared to have been a "targeted" attack.

  11. Heavy traffic on M62

    BBC Travel reports there's slow and heavier than usual traffic on the M62 in both directions at J27, the M621 (Gildersome).

    Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

  12. Bridgewater Place wind restrictions

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Strong winds have closed Bridgewater Place to high-sided vehicles, Leeds City Council has confirmed.

    Bridgewater Place

    Signs warning of high winds are likely to remain active for the rest of the day, the local authority has said.

  13. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Police are appealing for information after two men were injured in a shooting in Leeds.

    Both men were taken to hospital and one is said to have serious but not life-threatening injuries.

    Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

  14. NHS staff offered redundancy

    Halifax Courier

    Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust has asked its staff to take voluntary redundancy as it struggles to find savings resulting from government cuts.

    Trade union Unison has estimated that up to 400 jobs could be slashed from the current 6,000 staff.

  15. Police appeal over city 'chop shops'

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Detectives are asking for people in Bradford to keep a look out for suspicious activity at industrial premises in the city.

    The appeal follows the arrests of two men in connection with a car "chop shop" in Banner Street.

    Insp George Bardell called for the public to report frequent movements of high-value vehicles or car parts left "scattered around" premises.

  16. Christmas 1986 revisited

    Huddersfield Examiner

    The Huddersfield Examiner has been taking a look back through the archives to the days of Christmas past.

    Santa and a child in an aeroplane cockpit
  17. On air now

    Andrew Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me until 18:00 in BBC Radio Leeds as I get the latest reaction to a new Ofsted report which reveals that Bradford has some of the worst-performing secondary school in the country.

    Also another legal writ's been issued concerning Leeds United. I'll hear from our LUFC expert Adam Pope.

    And I'm asking why an organisation set up to bring more jobs and investment to Leeds is being axed and taken over by councillors in the city.

  18. News on the hour

    Davinia Ramos

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after two men were injured in a shooting in Leeds.

    Both men were taken to hospital, one has been released and the other is said to have serious but not life-threatening injuries.

    Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

  19. Strong winds and heavy showers

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon in West Yorkshire is very windy with sunny spells.

    There'll also be scattered heavy showers, locally wintry over the hills.

    The top temperature will be about 6C (43F) with a strong to gale force southwest wind.

  20. Two injured in Leeds shooting

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Two men have been injured in a shooting in Leeds, police have said.

    A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital after being hit in the head with shotgun pellets in The Rein, Seacroft.

    Another 26-year-old man, who had shotgun injuries to his hand, flagged police down in Harehills Road.

  21. Leeds to lodge Cellino appeal

    Adam Pope

    Leeds United Commentator

    Leeds United is expected to lodge its appeal to the Football League on Monday against club owner Massimo Cellino's disqualification.

    Massimo Cellino

    The Football League is not willing to comment on what action it could or would take against Cellino (pictured) if his appeal fails.

    Asked what power the League has to force him to sell the club, a spokesman has said: "I'm not willing to comment on hypothetical scenarios. However, our overriding objective will always be to ensure League regulations are being complied with."

  22. News on the hour

    Tim Daley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Bradford has some of the worst-performing secondary schools in the country, according to Ofsted's annual report.

    It's 144th out of 150 in the high school league tables and 125th when it come to primaries.

    Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

  23. CCTV appeal over robbery

    Police have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to following the robbery of a pensioner in Hemsworth.

    CCTV image

    The theft happened in Bank Street at about 13:15 on Friday when a 76-year-old woman was grabbed from behind by a man who pulled her purse from her hand and ran off.

    The man police would like to identify and speak to is described as in his 20s, about 5ft 11in tall, of slim to medium build and wore a grey jumper and green trousers.

  24. MPs Commons 'gizmo' ban call

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A ban on the use of electronic tablets by MPs could be made tougher - thanks to a Huddersfield MP.

  25. Spotlight on Old Chapel Studios

    The City Talking

    Local Leeds blog The City Talking has an interview with Mark Hubbard, who runs Old Chapel Studios in Holbeck which has now been operating for 22 years.

    Kaiser Chiefs

    As rehearsal and recording space to past and present West Yorkshire bands such as Kaiser Chiefs (pictured), Sisters of Mercy, Pigeon Detectives, iLikeTrains and Embrace, it's one of the city's musical hubs.

    Mark says one of the best things about the studio is hearing bands "getting it wrong" as much as making good music.

  26. News on the hour

    Tim Daley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Some of the country's worst-performing secondary schools are in Yorkshire, according to Ofsted's annual report.

    Bradford is rated 144th out of 150 education authorities at secondary level, while Wakefield is best in West Yorkshire at 52.

    Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

  27. Arrests over Bradford car 'chop shop'

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC Local Live

    Two men have been arrested after police found stolen car parts at a Bradford garage.

    Investigators believe the Banner Street premises were being used as a "chop shop" to disassemble stolen vehicles before selling them on.

    A 22-year-old man and a 25-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

  28. On air now

    Martin Kelner

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me until 15:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask what's your favourite scary movie. And, I want to know whether you think modern horror films can really compare to classics like The Omen and The Exorcist.

    Also, as the veteran rockers take to the stage in Leeds tonight at the Arena, I'm asking what's the deal with Status Quo? Email or tweet me with your views.

  29. Haigh issues LUFC directors writ

    Adam Pope

    Leeds United Commentator

    Leeds United's former managing director David Haigh (pictured) has issued a High Court writ against two of the club's directors - Jinesh Patel and Salem Patel.

    David Haigh

    Mr Haigh is claiming an initial £1m for deceit and conspiracy after being held in Dubai without charge since May on allegations of fraud and embezzlement by his former employer GFH Capital.

    The writ was reportedly served yesterday by a private detective as the pair arrived for a board meeting at Elland Road.

  30. Fitness-to-work U-turn welcomed

    Telegraph & Argus

    The Bradford mother of a severely-disabled teenager with the mental age of a five-year-old has spoken of her relief at her daughter not having to face a fit-to-work medical assessment, but she has vowed to fight on for fellow sufferers.

    Louise and Ellie
  31. Road link boost for airport

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Plans to build a new road to Leeds Bradford Airport have received a boost from a Department for Transport study into options for the terminal by a group of transport experts.

    Leeds Bradford Airport

    Their findings suggest a new link road should be built from the A65, allowing express buses to run to the airport from both Leeds and Bradford at an estimated cost of about £38m.

    But a much called-for rail link from Horsforth to the airport is seen by the report's authors as merely a long-term aspiration.

  32. Can't see the books for the tree?

    Bradford Libraries tweets: Do you like our new Christmas Tree at City Library #BDXmas #Bradford

    Library book Christmas tree
  33. Bradford secondaries worst in West Yorkshire

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Just 40% of pupils in Bradford go to secondary schools classed as good or outstanding, according to Ofsted.

    New figures published by the education watchdog show 71% of secondary schools in England are rated as good or outstanding.

    In West Yorkshire, Wakefield's secondary schools top the league with 82% classed in the top two categories.

  34. Christmas is coming to Mirfield

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A Christmas lights display which has raised £25,000 for charity over the last decade is back - by popular demand.

    Christmas lights
  35. Fire strike: 'No major incidents'

    West Yorkshire Fire Service tweets: Firefighter strike comes to an end with no major incidents across #WestYorks. Thank you for taking extra care.

  36. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Leeds dad who was attacked just for telling a driver to slow down says he doesn't want others to be afraid of standing up to anti-social behaviour.

    Jim was left with blood running down his head and needing surgery to his hand after the attack.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

  37. Appeal over double fatal crash

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Police investigating a fatal crash in Bradford on the evening of 4 November are appealing for the occupants of two other vehicles to come forward.

    Ather Ayaz, 18 and Mohammed Hamza Ali, also 18, both from Heaton, died when the red Honda Civic they were travelling in left the road and hit a bollard and the corner of a building in Manningham Lane.

  38. Stunning sunrise over Ilkley Moor

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    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Stephen Dinsdale, in Addingham, for sending us this spectacular picture of the sunrise over Ilkley Moor.

    Ilkley sunrise

    It's one of many photos we've been sent capturing on camera the fantastic skies over West Yorkshire this week.

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

  39. Long delays on M62

    BBC Travel reports there's queuing traffic and one lane closed on the M62 westbound between J32, the A639 (Pontefract) and J31, the A655 (Castleford), because of a broken down vehicle.

    The congestion is currently back to J32a, for the A1(M). Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

  40. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A father from Leeds who was attacked by two men for telling them to drive more slowly says he doesn't regret standing up to them.

    Jim was left with a broken hand and blood gushing from a head wound.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

  41. High winds warning

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Severe winds have battered Yorkshire overnight with gusts of up to 70mph at High Bradfield, near Sheffield, and more than 60mph at Emley Moor, near Huddersfield.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for high winds in our region.

    Gale-force winds are forecast for the rest of the day and drivers are being urged to watch for debris on the roads and fallen trees.

  42. Torquay United 2-1 FC Halifax Town

    BBC Sport

    Torquay United beat Conference play-off rivals Halifax to move within two points of the top five.

    Ryan Bowman turned Toby Ajala's cross past Matt Glennon for the first, before squaring for Duane Ofori-Acheampong to score.

    Halifax missed first-half chances, with Martin Rice saving from Scott Boden, Adam Smith and Will Hatfield.

  43. Man tipped amputee out of wheelchair

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    An unemployed chef who tipped an amputee out of his wheelchair and attacked him while he was on the floor has been jailed.

  44. A cold and windy day

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a cold and very windy day with sunny spells and showers.

    Weather forecast

    The showers will turn wintry over the hills.

    There'll be strong to gale-force westerly winds and a top temperature of about 6C (43F).

  45. Heavy motorway traffic

    BBC Travel reports there's very slow traffic and heavier than usual congestion on the M62 westbound between J32a, for the A1(M), and J30, the A642 (Rothwell).

    Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays. Travel time is currently about 30 minutes.

  46. Good morning

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live on Wednesday 10 December 2014.

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