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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 1 January 2015
  2. Search for missing mother and baby
  3. Strong winds prompt weather alert
  4. Over 1,500 New Year 999 calls
  5. Two injured in New Year's Eve crash
  6. 74 City Link jobs to go in Morley

Live Reporting

By Julia Bryson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That's all from me for today. Stephanie Barnard will be with you from 08:00 tomorrow for all your news, sport, travel and weather updates from across Leeds and West Yorkshire.

  2. Severe gales expected

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Remaining wet and very windy into the evening, with gales widely, locally severe.

    Weather

    Becoming markedly colder as the rain and strongest winds clear through during the early hours, perhaps with very isolated blustery showers following, these wintry on hills.

  3. Austin to leave Leeds?

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    Leeds United midfielder Rodolph Austin could be on his way out of Elland Road, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

    Rodolph Austin

    Millwall are interested in signing the Jamaican, and the whites are reportedly willing to let him leave if a move to sign Slovenian midfielder Rene Krhin from Inter Milan comes off.

    Brighton are also keen on recruiting Austin, whose deal expires in June.

  4. Woman rescued from house blaze

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A semi-conscious woman was rescued from a house fire in Rawthorpe, Huddersfield, on New Year's Eve.

    Rawthorpe house

    Firefighters found the 45-year-old slumped on the floor of a first-floor bedroom at the house in Rawthorpe Crescent.

    She was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, while her partner was also checked by doctors after he managed to escape the blaze.

  5. WATCH: Auld Lang Syne fell race

    Yorkshire Post

    They have competed for prizes all over the world but West Yorkshire's famous Brownlee brothers finished off 2014 by racing a little closer to home.

    Auld Lang Syne fell race, Haworth

    Alistair Brownlee was the winner of the Auld Lang Syne race as fell runners braved the icy conditions at Penistone Hill, near Haworth.

  6. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The mother of a missing woman who travelled from West Yorkshire to Blackpool has gone on Facebook to appeal for help.

    Police have launched a large-scale search for a missing West Yorkshire mum and her two-month-old baby.

    Jennifer Winstanley Inglis and her daughter Millie Mae haven't been seen since Boxing Day.

    You can listen live to BBC Radio Leeds.

  7. Coming up

    Andrew Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    As many of us rang in the New Year last night our paramedics were working flat out.

    Ambulance

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service says it's "disappointing" that they were called out to so many alcohol-related incidents.

    We'll be speaking to Paul Mudd, locality director of A&E at the ambulance service, about the type of calls they were dealing with.

    You can listen live to BBC Radio Leeds.

  8. Man held over knife attack

    Telegraph & Argus

    Police investigating a knife attack on a garage mechanic in Girlington have arrested a 46-year-old man.

    Bradford garage

    The suspect was being held in custody last night, West Yorkshire Police confirmed, after being arrested on suspicion of assault.

  9. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Four major supermarkets, including West Yorkshire based Asda and Morrisons, have all knocked 2p off the cost of a litre of petrol and diesel.

    The average price at the pump is now at its lowest for five years.

    You can listen live to BBC Radio Leeds.

  10. Windy weather warning

    Julia Bryson

    BBC Local Live

    The Met Office has issued a weather warning for very strong winds across Yorkshire and the Humber. There will be very strong southwesterly winds with gusts of 50 to 60 mph around exposed coasts.

    Met office map

    Over hills, gusts may exceed 70 mph. The Met Office says the public should be aware of the risk of some disruption due to strong winds or rain.

  11. Yorkshire's Year in Review

    Alex Moss

    BBC News

    From a sporting spectacle that brought millions of bystanders to watch the world's best cyclists on Yorkshire's roads, to a community stunned by the murder of a popular teacher, we take a look back at some of the region's biggest and most eye-catching stories of 2014.

    Tour de France in Otley
  12. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Police have launched a large-scale search for a missing West Yorkshire mum and her two-month-old baby.

    Jennifer Winstanley Inglis, 30, and Millie Mae haven't been seen since Boxing Day.

  13. Most buses 'not running'

    Metro Travel News tweets: MOST West Yorkshire BUSES not operating today but MOST TRAINS operating a normal THURSDAY service - details at http://tinyurl.com/q57cv4h

  14. Final charity light display raises £5,300

    Trevor Gibbons

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    A couple who decorate their house and garden with about 30,000 Christmas lights for charity raised more than £5,300 with their final festive display.

    The Featherstone house's Christmas lights display

    Jon and Jennifer Sharpe, of Featherstone, West Yorkshire, have raised about £20,000 for a nearby hospice in the past five years.

    They switched this year's display off last night and have decided to pull the plug on future events.

  15. News on the hour

    Nasser Hanif

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Four major supermarkets are cutting their fuel prices from today.

    West Yorkshire based Asda and Morrisons are both knocking 2p a litre off petrol and diesel.

    Sainsbury's and Tesco have also followed suit.

    You can listen live to BBC Radio Leeds.

  16. Rail firms must now offer cheapest ticket

    Rail passengers must now be told if they can get cheaper tickets for their journeys, following an agreement by rail companies, BBC News Online reports.

    Man collecting train tickets from a machine

    Train operators across Britain have signed up to a code of practice designed to help travellers get the best deal possible.

    It follows a summit called by the rail minister, Claire Perry, and comes on the eve of a 2.2% rise in rail fares.

  17. Match off

    BBC Radio Leeds West Yorkshire Sport tweets Bradford Park Avenue v Chorley is OFF today. #bpafc

  18. Ambulance service 'busy'

    The Yorkshire Ambulance Service has said it received 1,570 emergency calls overnight on New Year's Eve.

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service

    Its busiest time was between midnight and 03:00, when there were 51 calls to assaults.

    It said New Year's Day so far has been slightly busier for the most serious type of calls than last year, and many of the calls received are alcohol-related.

  19. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Police have launched a large-scale search for a missing West Yorkshire mother and her two-month-old baby.

    Thirty-year-old Jennifer Winstanley Inglis - and daughter Millie Mae - haven't been seen since Boxing Day.

    For more on this and other news listen to the 13:00 bulletin.

  20. Leeds carnival raised 'nearly £3m'

    Alasdair Gill

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    Leeds West Indian Carnival made nearly £3m for the local economy, the council has said.

    Leeds Carnival

    The local authority surveyed revellers to measure the economic impact of the event for the first time in the summer.

  21. Woman rescued from house fire

    Halifax Courier

    A woman was rescued by fire crews from a house fire in Huddersfield last night.

    Firefighters from Brighouse and Huddersfield attended the scene in Rawthorpe at 19:50 GMT.

  22. Shhh...all quiet in Leeds

    BBC Radio Leeds presenter Darren Corcoran tweets: New Years Day #Leeds bus station #tumbleweed

    Leeds bus station
  23. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Police have launched a large-scale search for a missing West Yorkshire mum and her two-month-old baby.

    Jennifer Winstanley Inglis, 30 - and little Millie Mae - haven't been seen since Boxing Day.

    You can listen live to the bulletin on BBC Radio Leeds at 12:00.

  24. FA Cup tickets on sale

    Julia Bryson

    BBC Local Live

    Huddersfield Town Football Club is telling fans on Twitter they can buy tickets to this Saturday's FA Cup game against Reading on its website.

    Discounts are available for season ticket holders who buy their tickets in advance of match day, it said.

  25. Search for missing mum and baby

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News

    Police have launched a large-scale search for a mother and her baby daughter who have been missing since Boxing Day.

    Missing mother and baby

    Jennifer Winstanley Inglis, 30, and two-month-old Millie Mae Winstanley were last seen at 19:00 GMT that day in Blackpool, Lancashire - after travelling there from West Yorkshire.

    Police say they have friends and family in the seaside town.

  26. Two hurt in A61 crash

    Trevor Gibbons

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    More on the serious crash on the A61 Hunslet Road in Leeds last night.

    Police say two vehicles, a VW Passat and a Land Rover, were involved and two people were injured, with one of them suffering a broken collarbone.

    The force said New Year's Eve was busy but passed off without major incident.

  27. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    It's not often that prices go own in the New Year, but Leeds-based Asda looks set to spark another fuel-price war.

    The supermarket's announced it is to cut its petrol and diesel prices by 2p a litre from today.

    You can listen live to BBC Radio Leeds.

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  29. New Year's Eve crash scene in Leeds

    West Yorkshire Police tweets: A61 Hunslet Rd Leeds, SERIOUS RTC one of many jobs tonight. Numerous arrests for OPL, RTC's and usual drunks!

    Crash scene
  30. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    It's not often that prices go down in the New Year, but Leeds-based Asda looks set to spark another fuel price war.

    The supermarket's announced it will cut its petrol and diesel prices by 2p a litre from today.

    You can listen live to BBC Radio Leeds.

  31. Weather blog

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    With a jet stream of around 170 knots blasting across the UK today, it's likely to be an extremely windy but also very mild start to the year - in fact one of the mildest New Year's Days on record.

    And a powerful jet stream looks set to feature strongly during the first half of January with a broad westerly weather pattern expected.

    You can read more on my weather blog.

  32. Bid to save Bradford building

    Telegraph & Argus

    A man has started a petition in a bid to save an historic building in Bradford from being demolished and turned into houses.

    Paul Ratnik

    Paul Ratnik has gathered more than 110 signatures in an effort to save Rosemount Villa in Manningham.

  33. News on the hour

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Campaigners in Bronte Country say the New Year will see them step up their fight to save their fire station.

    Haworth's part-time site is now closed, and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service says the area is "low risk."

    You can hear more in the live bulletin at 09:00.

  34. City Link job losses

    Daniel Coles

    BBC News

    The administrators of collapsed delivery firm City Link have announced 2,356 job losses after a bid to buy the company failed.

    City Link

    The administrators, who took over City Link on Christmas Eve, said an unnamed consortium's offer was not acceptable.

    The company employs 74 people at its base in Morley.

  35. Asda cuts fuel prices

    Tracy Gee

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Three major UK supermarkets - including Leeds-based Asda - are ushering in the new year by cutting petrol and diesel prices.

    Forecourt

    It joins Tesco and Sainsbury's in saying it will reduce prices by 2p per litre.

    It is the chain's 13th price cut in just over three months.

  36. Windy and mild

    Alex Deakin

    BBC Weather

    Becoming very windy, with gusts reaching 50 to 60 mph later, especially over the highest ground.

    BBC Weather

    Outbreaks of rain possible anywhere, but becoming heavy and persistent over the Pennines, while some eastern locations have drier and brighter periods. Very mild.

  37. Good morning and a happy new year

    Julia Bryson

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire on New Year's Day 2015.

    I'll be here until 18:00 with the latest news and sport updates as well as that all-important weather forecast and the county's travel updates.

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