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Summary

  1. PM in Halifax to launch election campaign
  2. Man in court over blaze at Leeds landmark
  3. Ex-Leeds player Carlisle now 'stable'
  4. Search for missing mum and baby
  5. Leeds get more time on Bellusci appeal
  6. Updates for Friday 2 January 2015

Live Reporting

By Tim Dale

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from Local Live tonight.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with news, travel, sport and weather updates from across Leeds and West Yorkshire.

  2. Dry and clear with patchy rain

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be dry and clear at first tonight but will cloud over later.

    Patchy rain and sleet will spread from the west, with a little patchy snow possible in places, although amounts will be small.

    The low tonight will be 1C (34F) with a touch of ground frost.

  3. 'Earn their corn'

    Adam Pope

    Leeds United Commentator

    Leeds United's Neil Redfearn says this weekend's Sunderland FA Cup tie could be a time "for one or two who've been out in the cold to come in and earn their corn".

  4. Couple die within days after 72-year marriage

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A Huddersfield couple who were married for more than 70 years have died within days of each other.

    Aquilla and Catherine Brant

    Aquilla and Catherine Brant, aged 100 and 96, had met the day war broke out and celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary last April.

  5. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The Prime Minister says a devolution deal for West Yorkshire - which will give the county more powers - is in the pipeline.

    An agreement was recently announced for Sheffield, but local officials say the government has been dragging its heels when it comes to this area.

    More on this and other news in the 17:00 bulletin.

  6. PM in Halifax

    Len Tingle

    Political editor, BBC Yorkshire

    After the Prime Minister fires his first election salvo in marginal Halifax the local Labour MP Linda Riordan tells me she's pleased he now knows where town is.

    PM in Halifax

    Why does David Cameron think Halifax is so important in the election campaign?

    Find out more on Look North on BBC One from 6:30.

  7. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The Prime Minister's been in West Yorkshire today to launch the Conservatives general election campaign.

    In the marginal seat of Halifax this morning David Cameron unveiled a poster, urging voters to stick with the Tories.

    He also insisted that a devolution deal IS on the way for West Yorkshire - despite complaints from local council leaders that the government's taking too long to get it signed off.

    Listen to the 16:00 bulletin.

  8. 'Milestone' for injured firefighter

    Telegraph & Argus

    A Bradford firefighter said he and his family had enjoyed a "milestone" festive period eight months after he was nearly killed in a mountain bike accident in the Yorkshire Dales.

    Peter Lau

    Pete Lau, assistant district commander for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in Bradford, was paralysed from the waist-down after a collision left him with severe spinal damage, a fractured scapula and 11 broken ribs.

  9. Road closure

    BBC Travel reports the A650 Britannia Road in Morley is closed in both directions between the B6123 Fountain Street junction and the Howley Park Road East junction.

    The closure is due to an accident.

  10. Meeting called to save library

    Huddersfield Examiner

    Library supporters are rallying to save their community facility and a public meeting has been set for people wanting to help save Heckmondwike library.

    Heckmondwike Library

    The Friends of Heckmondwike Library group have launched a petition and organised the meeting in a bid to get support to save the service and the building for community use.

  11. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The Prime Minister has urged voters to stick with the Tories as he unveiled a new poster campaign in West Yorkshire.

    David Cameron was in the marginal seat of Halifax.

    To hear more on this listen to the 15:00 bulletin.

  12. Sports centre closed

    Bradford Council tweets: Richard Dunn Sports Centre is closed until further notice as a result of high winds. Apologies for the inconvenience.

  13. Staying on course

    Louise Martin

    Politics Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Speaking in Halifax, West Yorkshire, the Prime Minister said: "I say we should stay on this road, because I'm absolutely clear about what the destination should be. I'm not saying we've solved all the problems, but we've cut deficit in half."

    David Cameron is launching the Conservative's first major poster campaign of 2015.

  14. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The Prime Minister's been in West Yorkshire today to launch the Conservatives general election campaign.

    In the marginal seat of Halifax this morning David Cameron unveiled a poster, urging voters to stick with the Tories.

    To hear more on this and other news listen to the 14:00 bulletin.

  15. Majestyk fire accused in court

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    A man charged with starting a fire that badly damaged a Leeds landmark building has appeared in court.

    majestyk fire

    Stuart Jefferson, 32, of Broadlee Street, Leeds, has previously denied starting the fire at the former Majestyk nightclub.

    He will stand trial at the end of March.

  16. Coming up on BBC One

    Nicola Rees

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    On Look North from 13:30 I will have the latest on the Prime Minister's visit to Halifax.

    David Cameron

    David Cameron is in Yorkshire to launch the Conservative's first poster campaign of 2015.

  17. News on the hour

    Corinne Wheatley

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    David Cameron has launched the Conservatives general election campaign in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

    The Prime Minister said the government had cut the deficit in half and said the next election would be the most important in a generation.

    Listen live to BBC Radio Leeds.

  18. Coming up later

    Liz Green

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Hear in her One on One with me which was recorded back in 2010.

    Debbie Purdy

    The 51-year-old from Bradford had lived with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) for almost 20 years and died on 23 December.

    Her story and music in tribute from 14:00 on BBC Radio Leeds.

  19. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire passengers face an average rise of 2.2% as rail fares go up.

    Annual tickets will go up by around 2.5%.

    The rail industry claim it's the smallest increase since 2010.

    Listen to the latest from BBC Radio Leeds.

  20. Coming up

    Martin Kelner

    Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    From 12:00 on BBC Radio Leeds I am asking why is coffee always served lukewarm? I will be finding out from a barista.

  21. Cameron in Yorkshire

    Louise Martin

    Politics Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    David Cameron is now speaking in Halifax, West Yorkshire as he launches the Conservative's first campaign posters ahead of the 2015 General Election.

    David Cameron

    He is talking about the region's recent successes including the Tour de France and described the next election as the most "important one in a generation".

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    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.

  23. Post update

    Len Tingle

    Political editor, BBC Yorkshire

    tweets: Conservatives using a West #Yorkshire #Labour-held marginal to launch first party campaign poster-more @BBCLookNorth

    Conservative election poster
  24. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Rail passengers in West Yorkshire face fare rises from today although the industry says they're the lowest since 2010.

    Fares regulated by the government, including season tickets, are going up by 2.5% which will, for example, add £56 to the cost of an annual fare between Leeds and Sheffield.

    Listen live to BBC Radio Leeds.

  25. M62 disruption

    BBC Travel reports disruption on the M62 due to strong winds.

    A 40mph limit is in force between junctions 22, Rishworth Moor, and junction 24, Ainley Top.

  26. Museum refurbishment costs questioned

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A councillor campaigning for cash to restore a popular Huddersfield museum is questioning the cost of work needed.

    Tolson Museum

    Supporters of the Tolson Museum want a survey about the extent of work needed and queried the £8m estimate last provided by Kirklees Council.

  27. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Rail commuters across Yorkshire will have to contend with season ticket rises of up to 2.5% from today.

    The increase means some fares will have risen by well over 20% since 2010.

    The rail industry says the average increase is the lowest for five years.

    Listen live to the latest on BBC Radio Leeds.

  28. 7/7 bombings reflected a decade on

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    Local blog South Leeds Life is to reflect on the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings, which will be marked in July, over the next few weeks.

    Three of the four men responsible for the bombings, which killed more than 50 people, lived or worked in Beeston and Holbeck.

    South Leeds Life says it will be talking to key local people about the events and community developments in the 10 years that have followed.

  29. Bellusci appeal latest

    Adam Pope

    Leeds United Commentator

    The FA tell me Leeds United have been given an extra week until 9 January to submit Giuseppe Bellusci's appeal against the charge of racist language.

    Bellusci was charged with the offence by the FA in connection with an incident involving Norwich City's Cameron Jerome.

  30. News on the hour

    Clive Settle

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Rail commuters across Yorkshire will have to contend with season ticket rises of up to 2.5% from today.

    An annual ticket between Leeds and Sheffield, for example, has gone up by £56.

    You can listen live to BBC Radio Leeds.

  31. Rail fare rises

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    Rail fare rises in England and Wales have come into effect today with the average rise around 2.2%.

    Leeds Railway Station

    The railway industry says it is the lowest rise in five years but unions have complained the rises far outstrip wage increases.

    If you are affected by the new fare increases you can email me or Tweet me your views.

  32. Flood warnings issued

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    There are two flood warnings on parts of the River Wharfe in West Yorkshire this morning.

    The first is for properties on Denton Road in Ilkley and the second is for the Old Mill, tennis club and Wetherby Grange at Wetherby.

    A flood warning is the second level of alert and means flooding is expected, according to the Environment Agency.

  33. Carlisle in stable condition

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport reports former Leeds United footballer Clarke Carlisle is now in a stable condition in hospital.

    However, a statement from his family said he still faces a long road to recovery.

    Clarke Carlisle

    The family have also praised staff at St James' Hospital in Leeds for their "fantastic and expert attention".

    The ex-PFA chairman suffered serious injuries after he was in a collision with a lorry near York on 23 December.

  34. Cold and windy

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Good morning it'll be a colder day than yesterday and still fairly windy with a brisk westerly.

    Weather

    It will be mostly dry and bright with plenty of sunshine but there is a risk of the odd isolated shower.

    Today's top temperature will be 7C (45F).

  35. Good morning

    Tim Dale

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire.

    I'll be bringing you the latest news and sport updates as well as that all-important weather forecast and the county's travel updates.

    You can get in touch with your news, pictures and comments via leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk.