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  1. Updates on Friday 13 January 2017.

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Chris Wood

Brendon Mitchell

BBC Sport

Chris Wood's first-half header gives Leeds United a fine victory over fellow Championship promotion hopefuls Derby County.

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Five things we learned today

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Well that's all from me for today, we'll be back on Monday from the new time of 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire. 

But before I go, let's look back at some of our stories from today:

  1. West Yorkshire woke up to a bit of snow this morning
  2. It was a serious affair for some
  3. But not for others
  4. For most it was just a good opportunity to get some nice pictures
  5. And the most important lesson of the day? you're never too old to "do Facebook"

see you on Monday!

Weather: Forecast for tonight and tomorrow

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Overnight most places will be dry and clear with a widespread frost. Ice will be a risk again with temperatures falling to -2C (28F) The wind will begin to ease. 


A cold day, mostly dry and fine. Clouding over from the west towards the evening. Highs of 3 Celsius (37 degrees Fahrenheit)

Top job in Wakefield on offer

Do you fancy a new challenge? New year, new you?

How about a change of direction in your career, like for example, becoming the new Chief Executive of Wakefield Council?

Wakefield Council

The council are looking for someone "who can work at the top-end of government" and "provide visionary leadership".

So what are you waiting for? Get applying!

Asda launches app to tackle food wastage

Yorkshire Post

Each year an estimated 10m tonnes of food is needlessly thrown away in the UK, worth a total of £17bn. In a bid to address the figure, supermarket chain Asda has developed a new app.

Yorkshire Posy

Devolution meeting comes to a close

Richard Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Today's devolution meeting is done and dusted  the crunch will come when we hear whether there’s any sort of agreement from the people taking part.

Leeds skyline
David Dixon

As yet, there is no jointly agreed position. Both MP Jon Trickett and Jon Prescott have spoken about the need for a debate, but also the need to stop it dragging on for too long.

They’re aware that the public will need some convincing to take anything more than a passing interest in devolution.

Meanwhile, other parts of the country push on with their devolution deals. Yorkshire’s leaders face a choice – thrash out an agreement they’re all happy with, or face seeing their county left behind.


Dave Woods

Rugby league correspondent

The Rugby Football League agrees a deal that will see a new club set up in Bradford for the start of the 2017 season.

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Watch: Tidal surge starting to affect coastal towns

Just to keep you up-to-date with the situation in North Yorkshire this afternoon, as an expected tidal surge is starting to make land.

Waves are already crashing onto the seafronts in Scarborough and Whitby, with high tide expected in around 20 minutes.

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J25 for A644 and J24 for A629.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of a broken down vehicle.

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

Beryl, 106, goes viral on Facebook

At the age of 106 Beryl Turner has become an internet sensation.

Beryl Turner
Aire View Care Home

A photo of Beryl holding a card asking people to "like" her on Facebook was put up by staff at the Aire View Care Home in Kirkstall, Leeds. 

She was only looking for 106 people to tick the box, but by the time she celebrated her big day (today) the picture had been seen by millions and liked by more than 180,000 people. What a present!

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Huddersfield Town are away at Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow, kick off's at 15:00.

Casey Palmer (hamstring) is a doubt for Town, while Jonathan Hogg and Rajiv van la Parra (both knee) are out.

Nahki Wells and Aaron Mooy are among a number of players set to return after being rested for their FA Cup victory over Port Vale.

Huddersfield players
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Match facts

  • The Owls haven't lost any of their last six league meetings with Huddersfield (W4 D2) and have won the last three.
  • The Terriers have only failed to score in two of their previous 25 league visits to Hillsborough, and have scored 13 goals in their last six games there.
  • The Owls have kept clean sheets in their last three home league games - they haven't kept four in a row since October 2008.
  • Huddersfield are 18 points better off at this stage of the season (46) than they were in 2015/16, when they had just 28 points from 25 games.
  • Four of Nahki Wells' last five Championship goals have been scored in the 80th minute or later, with two of them winners in away games (against Burton and Wigan).

Scene of Bradford shooting

As we were telling you earlier, a man is in hospital in Bradford following a suspected shooting.

Police were called to this house in Scholemoor Avenue after a gun was fired, damaging a window and door.

Flo Bojaj

Newport sign Huddersfield striker Flo Bojaj and Swansea's Alex Samuel on loan until the end of the season, and also add defender Mickey Demetriou.

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Leeds drug dealer jailed over ‘rocket fuel’ cocaine boast

Yorkshire Evening Post

A cocaine dealer who sent out an advert claiming his product was like “rocket fuel” has been sent to prison for three and a half years.

Andrew Sharp
Yorkshire Evening Post

Travel update: Problems on the M1 northbound

BBC Travel

This is outside West Yorkshire, but if you're heading that way: 

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West Yorkshire in pictures: Snowy day in West Yorkshire

If you're up in the higher areas of West Yorkshire, the snow has stuck and is making for some lovely pictures today.

These pictures have all be sent into BBC Weather Watchers, let's start off in Marsden:


This is Queensbury, imagine the snowman you could make out of that lot!


And finally here's Holmfirth

Sandie's Valley

Fireball in sky above Newsome could have come from outer space

Huddersfield Examiner

A strange sight was spotted over the skies of Huddersfield by Examiner reader Abbey Shaw may have come from outer space.

Abbey Shaw

'Major alerts' at A&Es in West Yorkshire

It's emerged A&E departments across West Yorkshire came under so much pressure last week they had to declare major alerts. 

Calderdale A&E

Latest data from the NHS shows hospitals in Leeds as well as those in Wakefield, Pontefract and Dewsbury were on the second highest level of alert.  

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Julia Bryson

Journalist, BBC Local Live

If you're on Instagram, why not check out our gallery of photos from around Yorkshire at @bbcyorkshire?

We have a community of instagrammers tagging us #bbcyorkshire to be featured - why not be part of it too? 


Leeds United v Derby County

Leeds United are at home to Derby County tonight, kick off's at 19:45.

United are sweating on the fitness of centre-back Liam Cooper, who picked up a knee injury in their FA Cup third round victory at Cambridge.

Fellow defender Pontus Jansson starts a two-game ban, so Luke Ayling may need to partner Kyle Bartley at centre-half.

Elland road

Match facts:

  • Since a run of four consecutive league defeats at Elland Road against Derby between 2006 and 2013, the Whites haven't lost against the Rams in their last three (W1 D2).
  • Derby won 1-0 against Leeds in October, last doing the double over them in the Championship in 2012/13.
  • Chris Wood has scored the first goal of the game on seven occasions in the league this season - more than any other player in the Championship.
  • Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson - who made his professional debut for Leeds - has kept more clean sheets than any other Championship goalkeeper this season (14).
  • Leeds have already equalled their tally of league wins for the whole of the 2015/16 season (14) in just 25 games this season.

Weather: Forecast for this afternoon

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Moderate winds this afternoon. After the earlier band of rain, sleet and snow there's some good spells of sunshine for the  afternoon although a couple of wintry showers may crop up. Highs of 4C (39F) feeling sub zero in the wind chill. 


Travel upodate: Services back to normal in Keighley

BBC Travel

Appeal to trace Leeds woman who died in Leicestershire crash

Friends or relatives of a Leeds woman who died after a car hit her in Leicestershire are being asked to come forward. 

Jane Wilson
Leicestershire Police

Jane Wilson, 42, was killed when she was hit by a car at around 01:00 Friday 16 December on the A6 near Kegworth. 

Officers have so far not been able to find any next of kin for her. She was born in Leeds and it is thought she may still have relatives here. 

No arrests have been made and police aren't looking for anyone else in connection with her death.

We are desperate to try and find Jane’s family. She had no fixed home address and no family in Leicestershire."

Det Sgt Gary HainesLeicestershire Police

Deadlock over devolution in Yorkshire

Richard Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

An unassuming red-brick office block, tucked away in a peaceful back lane in Wakefield, might seem an unlikely spot to thrash out proposals for major constitutional change.


But it's inside those offices, home of the GMB, that the big-hitters of Yorkshire's Labour movement are trying to break the deadlock over devolution.

Devolution is all about power being taken away from London and given to elsewhere in the UK. It's happened for so long in Scotland and Wales now, voters in the 18 to 21 age group can't remember a time when Westminster was all-powerful.

But here in Yorkshire, political leaders couldn't agree on what type of power-sharing deal there should be.

Leeds City Council

That led Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett to call today's meeting to try to bang some political heads together.

Mr Trickett's even drafted in Tony Blair's old enforcer, John Prescott, in case the going gets really rough.

They'll be talking until 15:00. I'll update you as soon as they've stopped.

First West Yorkshire snowman of 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you West Yorkshire's first snowman of 2017!

He's in Ovenden and was sent into the BBC Weather Watchers:


Man injured in suspected shooting in Bradford

A man's in hospital after what is believed to have been a shooting incident in Great Horton. 

shooting scene

The 21-year-old is being treated in hospital for suspected gunshot wounds on his back, he is in a stable condition. Police say it's believed to be a targeted attack.

Officers were called to a house on Scholemoor Avenue at about 19:30 yesterday after gunshots damaged a door and window. No one inside the house was hurt. 

West Yorkshire Police say they've Increased patrols in the area to reassure local people residents. 

Police get stuck on the ice in Keighley

Be warned, if it can happen to the police, it can happen to you:

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Man hit with bottle in attempted mugging

A group of teenagers who attempted to mug a man, beat him before hitting him on the head with a bottle in Leeds.

Crossflatts Flatts Park

The group of boys, aged between 15 and 16, attacked the 37-year-old near the children's play area in Cross Flatts Park, in Beeston last Tuesday.

The man was approached by the three teens who demanded money. When he refused they punched him on the head and body and then smashed a bottle over his head. 

The victim was treated at hospital and discharged later that night. 

Teenager appears in court over girl's death

BBC Radio Leeds

A 15-year-old girl has appeared in court in Leeds charged with the murder of seven-year-old Katie Rough.

The child died in York on Monday from injuries to her neck and chest.

The teenager, who has also been accused of possessing a knife, didn't speak during the short hearing. 

She's due back in court next month.  

Travel update: General picture around West Yorkshire

BBC Travel

Pushing car in snow
West Yorkshire Police

For most in West Yorkshire, getting around this morning has been fairly easy, but we do still have pockets of disruption.

Here's a run down of where we still have problems:

  • A6024 Woodhead Road closed in both directions between the A635 Greenfield Road junction in Holmfirth and Holmfirth turn off in High Peak  
  • Queues on the M62 westbound at J24, A629 (Ainley Top).  
  • Heavy traffic on A647 Sand Beds southbound in Queensbury between the A644 Brighouse Road junction and the A58 Burdock Way junction  
  • Shay Lane in Wilsden blocked near the B6144 Wilsden Road junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident.  

And here's the latest from public transport:

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Travel update: Delays on M62

BBC Travel

Although we've got bright blue skies now, the snow is still causing some disruption:

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Extra cash to sort potholes in West Yorkshire

A cash injection for West Yorkshire is coming from the government in a bid to repair and prevent potholes. 


Councils have been given £2.2m to help fix them and the money can also be used to stop holes in the road forming in the first place. 

The money is enough to sort out about 42,000 potholes. 

There's also going to be a trial over in York using high definition cameras on bin lorries to help spot problems with the road surface before potholes form. 

Asda named as cheapest supermarket in 2016

It may have had a disappointing Christmas, but there's new year cheer for West Yorkshire-based Asda this morning after it was named cheapest supermarket of 2016. 


Consumer group Which? assessed a basket of 80 items across the year and found they cost £6 less than Asda's nearest rival, Bradford-based Morrisons. 

Sainsbury's was third, followed by Tesco, Ocado and Waitrose.   

Katie Rough: Girl to appear in court

A 15-year-old girl is due to appear in court in Leeds later - accused of murdering a seven-year-old. 

Katie Rough from York died after being found with serious injuries. 

Katie Rough
North Yorkshire Police

Katie was discovered on a path leading to a playing field on Monday afternoon. 

She later died in York hospital. 

The teenager will go before Leeds Crown Court later charged with murder and being in possession of a knife.

Lucky escape for driver in Oxenhope

Someone in Oxenhope has had a lucky/unlucky start to their day:

West Yorkshire Police

This happened on Denholme road in the village, the car crashed through a barrier and ended up here.

Luckily the driver walked away with no injuries.

West Yorkshire in pictures: Snow falls overnight

It seems that we've escaped a really bad snow fall overnight, some roads are closed but the majority of people in West Yorkshire seem to be getting around with no problem.

But the snow does make for some pretty pictures that have been sent into BBC Weather Watchers, like at Emley Moor


Haworth, as always, looks like the front cover of a Bronte novel:


Otlery is looking lovely under a dusting of snow:

Cherry Tree Croft

And this is Pudsey, I mean it could be anywhere really, but yeah, good morning!


Travel update: Snow on the roads near Holmfirth

BBC Travel

The A635 Greenfield Road at Wessenden Head is currently closed and this is the scene there at the moment as tweeted by the police.

They say that gritters are on the scene to try and get the road open.

Greenfield Road
West Yorkshire Police

Weather: Full forecast for Friday

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

It's been a snowy start for some this morning, but is it set to continue?

Watch my full forecast below:

Life on Mars-den Moor

Looks like West Yorkshire Police are channeling Insp Gene Hunt today.

A few people are getting stuck in Holmfirth, better fire up the Landy. 

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