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  1. Updates on Monday 15 February 2016
  2. News, travel, weather and travel updates will resume from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

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

  2. More news from West Yorkshire: Coming up on BBC Look North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Join us for Look North at 18:30 on BBC One.

    We'll report from a GP practice in West Yorkshire which is warning its services could be forced to close because of cuts to their funding.

    The Slaithwaite Health Centre serves nearly 5,000 people - but it fears contract changes could damage patient care and drive it out of business.

  3. West Yorkshire's weather: A cold but dry and clear night

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight, any wintry showers will die out leaving all parts dry and clear with a minimum temperature of about -5C (23F) and a widespread moderate frost.

    Weather forecast graphic

    Tomorrow will see a cold and frosty start, but all parts will be dry and sunny for much of the day, although cloud will tend to increase later. 

    Top temperatures will be about 6C (43F) with a freshening south-west wind.

  4. Bradford dental nurse struck off for performing facelift

    A dental nurse from West Yorkshire who gave her friend a facelift despite not being qualified to do so has been struck off.

    Adele Royston, 41, took time off from her job at Russell Court Dental Centre in Bingley to carry out the surgery in February 2014.

    It involved giving the woman local anaesthetic before cutting her face in two places and tightening her skin.

    The General Dental Council ruled Royston's actions were of the "utmost seriousness".

  5. Elland Road traffic warning over Leeds v Middlesbrough clash

    If you're in or around the centre of Leeds early this evening, you might want to heed this piece of advice from Leeds Travel Info...

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  6. Latest headlines: River search in Leeds for missing person and Keighley biker dies after head-on crash

    The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire today include:

  7. BBC report into Jimmy Savile due out this month

    The BBC's report into disgraced former Leeds DJ and broadcaster Jimmy Savile is expected to be published on Thursday 25 February, it's been confirmed.

    Jimmy Savile

    The Dame Janet Smith Review has released a statement saying the report was delivered to the BBC's Director General, Lord Hall, who received it on behalf of the BBC's Executive Board this afternoon.

    Arrangements for the publication of the report will be announced by the BBC in the coming days.

  8. Plans for Batley Frontier club to be turned into a gym

    Pontefract and Castleford Express

    Owners of the Frontier club in Batley - which once hosted such musical stars such as Roy Orbison, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Dusty Springfield and Louis Armstrong - have applied to turn it into a gym.

    Batley Frontier Club
  9. Leeds mental health charity welcomes new investment

    A Leeds charity has welcomed new government investment in mental health following a review into the services on offer to psychiatric patients in England, which revealed inadequate and underfunded care.


    The report - by a taskforce set up by NHS England - says about three-quarters of people with mental health problems receive no help at all. 

    Lauren Blenkinsop, from the Leeds branch of Mind, says she hopes the new money will go to the right places. 

    "What we really need to see is investment in community services - things like support groups and activity groups which help people before the point of going into hospital."

  10. Bradford businesses 'deserve support' after devastating mill fire

    More on the news that Bradford council is to increase street cleaning and is planning repairs on Lumb Lane following last month's major fire at Drummond Mill in Manningham.

    Mill fire in Bradford

    Susan Hinchliffe, executive member for education, skills and culture, says: "Obviously the loss of the mill and its heritage is felt keenly by Bradford people. The priority now has to be to restore the lane so that businesses can get back to operating at full capacity.

    "There are some great restaurants and businesses on Lumb Lane and they deserve everybody’s support to get back to normal."

  11. Leigh reject Huddersfield Giants bids for scrum-half Brierley

    BBC Sport

    Leigh Centurions have turned down two bids for half-back Ryan Brierley from Super League side Huddersfield Giants, BBC Radio Manchester reports.

    Ryan Brierley

    The 23-year-old (above) was not included in Leigh's squad for the Championship win over Oldham on Sunday.

    Brierley, a former Castleford youngster, has scored 81 tries in 66 appearances in the past three seasons.

  12. Watch: Beats, bars and Bradford

    Jenny Eells

    MyBradford Producer, BBC Radio Leeds

    Oriana Storey has teamed up with the BBC Radio Leeds #MyBradford project to create a radio documentary about the urban music scene in Bradford. 

    Oriana's been speaking to up-and-coming artists and those who are starting to break through to the mainstream. Find out more about what she has to say here:

    View more on youtube

    Listen to BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire on BBC Radio Leeds this weekend to hear the final part of the documentary.

  13. 'Pocket parks' plan for unloved spaces in Leeds

    Five new "pocket parks" are expected to be created in Leeds after community groups in the city were awarded £61,000 of government cash.

    Lovell Park flats

    The parks, small green spaces created in urban areas, will be developed in the Cardinal estate in Beeston, at St Ann's Mills in Kirkstall Valley, at Lovell Park flats in Little London (pictured), at Jailey Fields in Armley and at Sandon Mount in Hunslet Carr.

    Communities Secretary Greg Clark says: "The successful bids in Leeds all have a strong community heart at the core of their plans, and they thought up creative ways to involve everyone in the area to turn unloved spaces into green lungs for their communities."

  14. Boxing: Josh Warrington back at Leeds Arena

    Leeds boxer Josh Warrington is returning to the city's arena in a couple of months to defend his WBC International Featherweight title.

    Josh Warrington (left)

    He will face Japan's Hisashi Amagasa on 16 April.

    His last visit to Leeds Arena was to defeat Australian Joel Brunker back in September last year.

  15. Your pictures: Big blue skies over Kings Road Lock

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to John Earnshaw for sending in this picture of big blue skies (and the usual February clouds) today at Kings Road Lock in Altofts, Wakefield.

    Kings Road Locks, Altofts

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

  16. Latest headlines: Police search for missing person in River Aire and rose is named after radio gardening guru

    The top stories in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far today include:

  17. Keighley motorcyclist killed in road collision

    A man from Keighley has died after a motorbike and a car collided head-on in North Yorkshire.

    The 52-year-old man, riding an old-style Moto Guzzi motorcycle, was on the A65 near Clapham, Craven District on Sunday afternoon when the crash took place.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    The driver of the Peugeot 206 and her young daughter were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not believed to be serious.

  18. Leeds United team news: Mowatt in late test

    BBC Sport

    Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt (pictured) faces a race to prove his fitness ahead of tonight's Championship match with Middlesbrough after recovering from a thigh injury.

    Alex Mowatt

    Striker Chris Wood is still out with a hamstring problem, but midfielder Luke Murphy and defender Sol Bamba are in contention for a return.

    United have won their past three league games against Boro at Elland Road, their longest winning run against them since 1993.

  19. Leeds-Bradford Airport among worst hit by laser incidents

    Following news that a New York-bound plane was forced to turn back to Heathrow Airport after a laser beam was shone into the cockpit, it seems Leeds-Bradford Airport is one of the worst hit for this problem.


    Virgin Atlantic flight VS025 turned back after it was struck by the laser on Sunday evening, about six or seven miles west of Heathrow.  

    And, as you can see above, figures compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority show Leeds-Bradford was affected by 24 laser incidents in the first half of last year - the third highest figure in the country.