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  1. Huddersfield could lose A&E under NHS shake-up plans
  2. New John Lewis store in Leeds to employ 550 staff
  3. Flood-hit cancer man from Mytholmroyd fears he could die in hotel
  4. Driver arrested after cyclist killed in Brighouse crash
  5. Calderdale Council to review housing plans after flooding
  6. Updates on Friday 15 January 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Thanks for being with us today, and we hope you've taken something new away with you!

    Sorry to say that's it for today, but we'll be back on Monday 18 January at 08:00 with more news, sport, weather and travel.

    Have a great weekend, and don't do anything that Leeds Local Live wouldn't do.

  2. Police force to test out electric patrol vehicle

    A new type of electric car is going to be trialled by police in Bradford. The new patrol car uses an electric motor primarily, but can charge its batteries by using a small petrol-driven motor.  

    Electric police car
    Quote Message: By seizing the chance to test this technology, it will give us a greater understanding of the future possibilities and ensure the force remains part of emerging developments. from Keith Hidle West Yorkshire Police
    Keith HidleWest Yorkshire Police
  3. More news from West Yorkshire: Coming up on Look North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Coming up on Look North at 18:30 on BBC One with Harry and Nicola.

    We're looking at the work that has only just begun on repairing the flood-damaged bridges of Yorkshire and we look at the future of flood-proof living... floating houses.

    And he's the comedian who fancied turning his talents to singing on The Voice.. at 79. Bernie Clifton joins us on the sofa, and tells us what the future holds for him. Will the ostrich still feature?

    Bernie Clifton
  4. Huddersfield A&E proposal: Infirmary could close and new site be opened with no A&E

    Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) could be knocked down and replaced with a new hospital with no accident and emergency department. 

    That's the recommendation of a report by the calderdale care Commissioning Group which will go out to consultation soon.

    It says emergency care, including full A&E services, will be moved to Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) in Halifax. 

    Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
    Quote Message: The preferred financial option is that unplanned services be delivered from the CRH site, with HRI delivering planned care. from Calderdale Care Commissioning Group report
    Calderdale Care Commissioning Group report
  5. Weather: Cold night dry and frosty tomorrow

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    There's another very cold night to come, with sub zero temperatures across the region. The northwesterly winds will be a little lighter and we can expect a few sleet or snow showers Lows of -1C (30F) but it'll be colder rurally.

    Weather graphics

    Tomorrow we'll get a cold morning with a widespread frost and the risk of ice in places. Dry for most with lengthy spells of sunshine. A very cold day with highs around 2C (36F).    

  6. BreakingHuddersfield A&E closure proposal: New hospital with no A&E

    The BBC understands Huddersfield Royal Infirmary could be replaced with a new hospital with no accident and emergency department .

    More to follow

  7. Huddersfield A&E closure proposal: Your views

    BBC Radio Leeds

    We've been taking your comments about the possibility of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary losing its A&E department.

    Under a review of how the NHS is organised in the area, Calderdale would keep its emergency services, meaning people in Huddersfield would have to travel to Halifax, Wakefield, or even Barnsley.

    This is what you've been saying to us:

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    Video caption: What people think to the possible closure of Huddersfield's A&E
  8. Latest headlines: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary could lose its A&E department and 50 flood families in Calder Valley to have nine month wait to return home

    The latest headlines this afternoon in West Yorkshire include:

    • The BBC understands Huddersfield Royal Infirmary could lose its A&E department.
    • Nearly 50 families hit by flooding in the Calder Valley will have a nine-month wait before they can return home.
    • Two climbers from West Yorkshire have been rescued from a mountain peak in Snowdonia.
  9. John Lewis to recruit 550 staff for Leeds city centre store

    Retailer John Lewis is to recruit 550 staff for its new department store in Leeds city centre.  

    John Lewis

    The four-storey £37m store, due to open in the autumn, is part of the Victoria Gate development of shops, restaurants and covered streets.

    Work started along Eastgate and on the site of the now demolished Millgarth police station in 2014.

  10. Leeds United: Steve Evans on Byram transfer

    Katherine Hannah

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    I caught up with Leeds United head coach Steve Evans earlier and asked him about Sam Byram and the latest transfer news...  

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    Video caption: Steve Evans on Sam Byram and other transfer news
  11. Work on temporary bridge at flood-hit Elland starts today

    Spencer Stokes

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Work on a temporary footbridge over the Calder and Hebble Canal in Elland gets under way today after the road bridge was damaged by flooding on Boxing Day. 

    The 30m-long structure will provide an important link in the town until the road link can reopen. 

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    Video caption: Work is due to start on a temporary footbridge in Elland
  12. New money up for grabs for coalfield regeneration groups

    Community organisations in former coalfield areas will have the chance to get up to £10,000 each from The Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

    Kellingley Colliery

    The first bids from interested groups will be heard in April the trust said. It’s part of a £500,000 fund available across England.

    About 1.2m people in Yorkshire live in a former coalfield and the fund is expected to be over-subscribed, it says

    There are now no working deep coal mines across the UK since the Kellingley colliery closed last month.

  13. West Yorkshire climbers stuck in Snowdonia overnight

    Two West Yorkshire climbers stranded overnight on a Snowdonia peak have been rescued.

    The men, aged 35 and 40, were winched to safety on Thursday after becoming stuck in a gully 3,260ft up on Glyder Fach.


    They used their mobile to call for help on Wednesday at about 17:30 but "extreme" blizzards, gales, and fears of an avalanche hampered the rescue.

    Mountain rescuers said the climbers were "suitably equipped" but got caught in "atrocious weather".

  14. Huddersfield A&E decision a 'U-turn' says MP Sheerman

    Labour MP Barry Sheerman has said that Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) bosses told him in a private meeting that their preference is to close Huddersfield Royal Infirmary A&E.

    Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

    He has called this a U-turn on their original preference which was that Huddersfield Royal Infirmary was to specialise in emergency care and Calderdale was to be for planned care.

    We’ve contacted Huddersfield CCG and Calderdale CCG but neither has answered.

  15. Huddersfield could lose its A&E under NHS shake-up plans

    The BBC understands Huddersfield could be set to lose its A&E department. 

    Huddersfield A&E

    Under a review of how the NHS is organised in the area, Calderdale would keep its emergency services. It means that people in Huddersfield would have to travel to Halifax, Wakefield, or even Barnsley. 

    The plans could go to public consultation as early as next week. 

    More to follow

  16. Police appeal for more information after sexual assault

    Police are asking anyone with any information on a sexual assault that took place at Wilton Park in Batley on Monday

    Wilton Park

    A 16-year-old girl was walking through the park when when she was approached by a group of four men. One of the males indecently touched the victim before she managed to dig her nails in to his wrist and escape