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Summary

  1. £50m flood plan announced for Calderdale
  2. 'Lethal' DNP diet pills linked to death of Leeds student still on sale
  3. Live updates on Friday 28 October 2016

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By Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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Goals from Chris Wood and Souleymane Doukara give Leeds United victory against Burton Albion in the Championship.

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Five things we found out today

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

In the meantime let's look back at five things that happened today:

  1. More money will be needed for flood defences in the long term, the leader of Calderdale Council says
  2. "Lethal" DNP diet pills, which caused death of a Leeds student, still on sale despite crackdown
  3. Warning from the fire service after Bradford firefighters attacked.
  4. Final preparations ahead of Diwali weekend
  5. You have Coldplay to thank for the clocks going back at the weekend

Evening weather: Cloudy with mist and fog

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Often cloudy overnight but some clear spells will allow mist and fog patches to form. 

Minimum temperature of 7C (45F). 

A dry day tomorrow but at times quite cloudy, especially at first though it will tend to brighten. Maximum temperature of 15C (59F).

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Wakefield man in court over murder of father and daughter

Charles Engwell

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

A man's been in court again accused of murdering an eight-year-old girl and her dad in a fire in Wakefield. 

Keira and Andrew Broadhead died in a fire at their home last week. 

Daniel Jones, 28, from Knottingley appeared at Leeds Crown Court earlier.

He's been remanded in custody, and will be back in court on 23 November.

New confidential sexual health service for under-19s in Leeds

A new sexual health service is now available in Leeds for under-19s.

It includes things like contraception advice, sexually-transmitted infection tests and support and advice.

You don't need an appointment and nothing discussed goes on your GP record.

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Floods cash: 'We need to keep fighting for a better deal' says Calderdale Council Leader

Details of how £55m will be spent to protect 1,600 homes and businesses in Calderdale from flooding have finally been revealed by the Environment Agency.

Environment minister Therese Coffey will announce the funding later today, £30m of which will be spent on protecting homes and businesses in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. 

But the leader of Calderdale Council says more money will be needed in the long term and they need to keep fighting for a better deal.  

Hit-and-run leaves Bradford man fighting for his life

A 26-year-old man suffered serious injuries and is fighting for his life after being hit by the driver of a yellow Skoda Fabia.

It happened on an alleyway at the rear of Hollings Terrace in Bradford just after midnight on last Sunday. 

The driver left the victim and sped off down Thornton Road with a damaged wing mirror.

Hollings Terrace
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A 21-year-old woman has been arrested and released pending further inquiries.

Severe accident: A1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC Travel

A1 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between A639 and Crab Tree Lane affecting A614 Bawtry Road.

A1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic for 14 miles on A1 northbound in Little Smeaton between Barnsdale Bar and Barnsdale Bar Services, because of an accident. Congestion to the A614 Bawtry Road junction.

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Why you need to thank Coldplay's Chris Martin for the clocks going back

It's that time of year again where we put the clocks back and all get an extra hour in bed!  

Love him or hate him...Coldplay's Chris Martin does have a hand in all this...

Benjamin Franklin first came up with the idea while in Paris in 1784.

He suggested that if people got up earlier, when it was lighter, then it would save on candles.

Benjamin Franklin
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But it arrived in the UK after Coldplay singer Chris Martin's great-great-grandfather, a builder called William Willett, thought it was a good idea too.

In 1907, he published a leaflet called The Waste of Daylight, encouraging people to get out of bed earlier.

Chris Martin
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So thanks to Chris Martin...we have Daylight Saving Time...or is that the other way around?

Travel: Accident A1 Northbound near A639

BBC Travel

 A1 in Little Smeaton blocked and queuing traffic northbound between Barnsdale Bar and Barnsdale Bar Services, because of an accident. 

Congestion to the A1(M) J38 junction.  

Severe accident: A1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC Travel

A1 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between A639 and Crab Tree Lane affecting A1.

A1 West Yorkshire - An accident on A1 northbound in Little Smeaton between Barnsdale Bar and Barnsdale Bar Services. Congestion to the A1(M) J38 junction.

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Powell one of Tigers best ever signings - Steve Gill

Castleford Tigers chief executive Steve Gill speaks exclusively to BBC Radio Leeds about a new four-year deal for head coach Daryl Powell.  

He told the station that he didn't take much convincing!

Castleford Tigers chief exec Steve Gill on new four-year deal for head coach Daryl Powell

Leeds United on the telly!

Leeds United will be back on your TV!

Their quarter final EFL Cup game against Liverpool has been selected as one of the two games to be televised.

The other is Manchester United Vs West Ham...I think the choice is clear!

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Yorkshire in the Dark

Yorkshire looks different in the dark. Helen Mark looks into the heavens and underground.
Yorkshire looks different in the dark. Helen Mark looks up into the heavens and deep underground for a new understanding of England's biggest county.

Off-road cycling in the Dales becomes a lot more thrilling when you strike out into the dark and, armed with an infra-red nghtscope you realise just how busy the forests of the North York Moors National Park are after sunset.

Helen will also be discovering how the Brontë sisters filled the long nights in the Haworth Parsonage and mining precious Blue John in the caverns of the Peak District.


Producer: Alasdair Cross.

Warning from the fire service after Bradford firefighters attacked

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say it won't tolerate any more attacks on its firefighters.

Bradford district firefighters have already come under attack while tackling two rubbish fires in the past three nights.  

Nobody was harmed but the fire service are warning that fire engines do have cameras installed to capture any future incidents.

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Firefighters put their own lives at risk every single day to protect the public. To be attacked by the very people they are there to help is simply incomprehensible. These attacks are completely unacceptable and we can assure you that we have a zero tolerance policy. We will do everything in our power to make sure that anyone who attacks our firefighters will be caught and prosecuted

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dave WaltonDirector of Service Delivery

Leeds 'splashmob' recreates Thriller at Bramley Baths

Forget about trick or treating this Halloween, the only costume you need in Leeds is your swimming costume!

The Bramley Mermaid Club will be performing their own version of Michael Jackson's Thriller in the pool.

And you can be part of the pool-based performance too:

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Leeds' music scene revealed in new documentary

Johnathan I'Anson

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

If you want to know more about the music scene in Leeds then check out a new documentary on the BBC iPlayer.

BBC Yorkshire's working in partnership with The City Talking and has now produced Volume Two their series Music in Leeds - a three-part documentary looking at music in the city past and present.

This time, it covers punk, Rock against Racism, dub music and good old rock 'n' roll!

And if you like this episode, then you can also see Volume Two of the series here.

'I was screaming like an idiot!': Jansson on Leeds United's victory over Norwich

BBC Sport

There's been plenty of excitement this week about Leeds beating Norwich and making it the quarter finals of the EFL.

Leeds will now face Liverpool at Anfield in the quarter finals.

Here's Leeds United cult hero Pontus Jansson on their victory against Norwich.

He says he was ecstatic and "screaming like an idiot":

Final preparations ahead of Diwali weekend

Jenny Eells

Thousands of people across West Yorkshire will be celebrating Diwali this weekend. 

The Hindu festival of light falls on Sunday this year. 

I went to the Shree Hindu Temple in Leeds to find out how they'll be marking the event.

Say farewell to British Summer Time for another year...

Remember to wind your clocks back and make the most of that extra hour this weekend.

The clocks will be going back on Sunday 30 October at 02:00 - so you will probably be fast asleep tucked up in bed when it happens.  

Goobye BST...hello GMT.

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Crowdfunding campaign aims to help vulnerable people in Bradford keep warm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A group of charities and community organisations in Bradford has started a crowdfunding campaign to help keep vulnerable people warm this winter.

Woman and heater
Bradford Telegraph & Argus

Burton are the priority...for now - Leeds United boss Monk

BBC Sport

Leeds United boss Garry Monk has dismissed all talk of the EFL Cup tie at Liverpool - for now.

Elland Road is due to host Burton Albion tonight and United won't face Liverpool until the end of November.

He told BBC Radio Leeds he'll "think about it when it comes around".

Travel: A1 Southbound now open after long delays

BBC Travel

Traffic should get back to normal soon after long delays on the A1 Southbound

There's queuing traffic on the A1(M) southbound at J42, A63 (Selby fork), because of an accident involving three lorries earlier on. 

All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J43, M1 (Hook Moor).  

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Guerrilla marketing in Leeds for new Ken Loach movie

Have you spotted any of the clever advertising for a new film on Leeds' pavements?

It's to raise awareness for a new film by Ken Loach.

I, Daniel Blake tells the story of a fiftysomething joiner in the North East who finds him at the mercy of the welfare state after falling ill.  

The film is the Winner of the Cannes 2016 top filmmaking prize, the Palme d'Or.

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'I believed we were invincible': Former Leeds United captain Gordan Strachan

Katherine Hannah

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

The former captain of Leeds United has been speaking to me about his career at the club and being the "eyes and ears on the pitch" for then manager Howard Wilkinson.

In my interview, Strachan shared his memories of promotion, the 1992 title and playing with the late Gary Speed. Listen back here:

Flooding cash: 'We will need more money' - Leader of Calderdale Council

More money will be needed for flood defences in the long term, the leader of Calderdale Council says.

Flooding in Hebden Bridge
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His comment comes as the Environment Agency announces details of how £55m will be spent to protect 1,600 homes and businesses in Calderdale from flooding. 

The plan includes £15m for Hebden Bridge and £25m to repair roads and bridges damaged last Christmas in the Calder Valley.

It's about looking at better ways of holding water, better maintenance for the future and using reservoirs to hold water back when rainfall is very heavy. It has to be a comprehensive approach - it's not just about physical defences.

Tim SwiftLeader of Calderdale Council

Weatherman Owain gets all dressed up for Halloween

If you're a keen follower of BBC Look North's weather team, you'll know that weather presenter Owain likes to give you a bit extra with his forecast.

What we all want to know when it comes to weather is: what do I need to wear when I leave the house?

If you follow Owain on Twitter you can see Owain's Outfit Outlook, and today it's a Halloween Special:

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'Lethal' DNP diet pills still on sale despite crackdown, BBC finds

About 19 websites believed to be selling diet products containing a chemical linked to a series of deaths in the UK - including that of a Leeds student - have been closed down.

Sarah Houston
Ross Parry

The Food Standards Agency says the websites selling DNP -  an industrial chemical licensed for commercial use but not for human consumption - were shut down in the last year.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron raised the issue in the Commons following the death of Leeds medical student Sarah Houston (pictured).

She died in Leeds in 2012 after she had taken pills containing DNP.    

A BBC investigation has found hidden sites on the so-called "dark web" are still selling the products. 

Listen: Leeds defender Jansson back in the squad

BBC Sport

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson is fit and ready to return to the side for tomorrow's visit of Burton Albion. 

The Sweden international sat out the midweek League Cup victory over Norwich City, and he's told BBC Radio Leeds "sometimes you have to rest":

Remember the Noel Whelan show tonight on BBC Radio Leeds at 18:00 which will include the chance to win two tickets for tomorrow's match at Elland Road which you can hear the whole of on 92.4FM and Freeview TV channel 719.   

Travel update: Delays on A1(M) after earlier accident

BBC Travel

The main road is closed on the A1(M) southbound at J42, A63 (Selby fork), with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again because of an earlier multi-vehicle accident.

Recovery work is currently well under way at the scene and there's a diversion in operation - via the exit and entry slips at J42. 

Travel time through this area is currently about 15 minutes.  

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Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating at the weekend.

The Hindu festival of light falls on Sunday this year and it celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.

The date of Diwali changes every year as it's calculated according to the position of the moon and the Hindu lunar calendar.  

£50m flood plan announced for Calderdale

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Were you affected by the dreadful Boxing Day floods in Calderdale last year? 

Today the government is set to announce a new flood plan for the area which is aimed at protecting 1,600 homes and business from future flooding.

It will show how more than £50m will be spent along the Calder Valley. 

But is this enough? I went to visit some businesses hit by last year's flooding:

Your headlines this morning

Clive Settle

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

Here are some of the stories making the headlines in West Yorkshire so far today:

  • A flood action plan announced by the Environment Agency includes £15m for Hebden Bridge and £25m to repair damaged roads and bridges in Calderdale
  • The Royal British Legion is launching its annual Poppy Appeal in Leeds this afternoon 
  • West Yorkshire Labour MP Yvette Cooper says she's keeping her fingers crossed that her husband Ed Balls makes it through his"cha cha cha" on this week's Strictly

Morning weather: Cloudy with patchy rain

Owain Wyn Evans

BBC Look East weather

It's a fairly cloudy start to the day, with some patchy light rain for a time.

But this, along with any mist and fog patches will clear and things brightening up throughout the morning.

We'll see sunny spells this afternoon, remaining dry with lighter winds. 

Watch my full forecast here:

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Friday is here!

Welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Friday 28 October 2016.

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

Why not get in touch with me today with your news, views, comments and pictures?