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It continues to be very windy out there but what about the next few
days? Join me for the life and updated forecast.
Tonight, a teenager's appeared in court charged with the murder
Katie Rough was found critically injured on a playing field
A 15-year-old girl was today remanded into secure accommodation,
charged with her murder and with the possession
The family of Katie Rough at court this morning.
She died here, on Alness Drive in the Woodthorpe area of York.
The court heard today that she had suffered significant lacerations
Police investigations continued at the scene,
with a metal detector used to search nearby undergrowth.
Meanwhile the pile of floral tributes grows.
Four miles from the scene the teenage girl accused of killing
Katie appeared in court for the first time.
The accused, who was 15 years old, nodded to show that she understood
Members of Katie's family were also in court and some were visibly upset
The teenager is charged with murdering Katie Rough
on Alness Drive in York on Monday and also with possession
Outside Katie's school the feeling remains one of shock.
Just a little girl, it's really scary, I would say, you know.
And then you don't want her lose sight of any of your loved ones now.
One of my good friends is really good friends with the mum
and she has taken it really hard and so have her daughters
A fundraising page to support Katie's family has been set up York
She didn't know the family but says she wanted to help.
It isn't just me, there's people all over the UK donating.
It isn't just something I'm doing, she's in the hearts and heads
are so many people, and the family, there's so much love for them right
They already know the pain of what they have lost, but not why.
A change to legislation in memory of the missing York
chef Claudia Lawrence, which is designed to give families
greater control over the affairs of missing people,
has cleared its first hurdle in the Commons.
The bill was championed by Claudia's father, Peter.
Dubbed Claudia's Law, it was given the go-ahead in parliament
You've got to remember that it's 22 months ago that the government
committed to this bill and it's taken a private member,
Kevin Hollinrake, one of our local MPs, for Thirsk and Malton to bring
it forward himself, and at least we know it has got
But it wasn't the government that brought it forward, it was Kevin.
The MP for Batley and Spen, Tracy Brabin, has called
on Teresa May to step- in to keep open the A department
She told the Prime Minister that the on-going winter beds crisis
proved the department is vital to the local community.
Over Christmas I had constituents who were waiting 20 hours for a bed
in a facility that might not even exist next year.
Would the Prime Minister now, please, face reality and act now
to stop this vital A service from disappearing.
Decisions about services in the local area are rightly taken
by the local national health service because we believe that it's local
clinicians and also local patients and leaders who know what's best
for their area, so it's about trying to tailor the services to provide
the best possible needs for local people.
There's a bit of a row going on in the Peak District.
People in the village of Foolow aren't pleased with plans to put
The Peak Park bought the land to stop it being a permanent caravan
park, but now the Park wants a mobile park there.
This bit of prime Peak District land was going to be a caravan site
until the park authority realised it had granted planning permission
It bought the land for ?650,000 so it could protect it from being
Now, four years later, the Peak Park wants to turn it in to...
It's the Peak District's job to protect this fantastic and very
That's what the planning regulations are all about,
but here the authority is judging its own application,
something the villagers down the valley are not happy about.
It is very concerning, it's a bit like the MPs voting
Legally they are allowed to do it, it is part of their remit
to be able to do it, but when something is
as controversial as this, it really does beg into question
the independence of their planning authority.
Peter Webster has been a farmer here all his life.
He wanted to build a barn that he was told it wasn't
He says it's not fair he can't have his barn,
but the Peak District can have their caravan site.
I'm afraid you won't put it on telly what I think about it.
My barn is roughly 300-400 metres away from their caravan site
Well, I think they should throw the caravan site out.
The wording of the original planning application was wrong.
It meant that private developers could put permanent static caravans
on the site and that's why the Peak Park spent ?650,000
This new development would only be for mobile caravans.
The Peak Park Authority says it has a duty to recover as much of that
purchase price as possible and reverting it back to a green
To reclaim the money spent on stopping caravans,
Winds of more than 90 miles per hour caused problems
Trees were brought down, blocking roads and rail lines,
and flights were cancelled in and out of Leeds
For one couple in Bradford, last night's storms will take a very
long time to recover from, as Shirley Henry reports.
It is not the wake-up call it you expect first
This 80 foot beech tree smashed its way through this
bungalow in Birkenshaw after its roots were wrenched
I heard a loud bang, like a bomb had gone off.
When I looked there was rubble all down the landing and I knew
it was bad but I didn't know what it was.
We came outside and I saw it was a tree and we were very lucky
to get away with it, I think.
The bathroom has been destroyed, a lot of the internal walls
and all of the roof in the centre has been destroyed so it's had it.
In Bradford this school was shut to students after gusts
caused slates to fly from the Victorian roof.
Meanwhile in South Yorkshire high winds peeled away corrugated
sheeting in Sheffield city centre and gusts of 93 mph
Not only buildings have succumbed to the force of nature,
across West Yorkshire trees were battered.
This evening Bridgewater Place is slowly getting back to normal.
Earlier the roads were closed because of high winds,
causing traffic gridlock across parts of Leeds.
But the roads aren't the only place where there were problems.
Landing at Leeds Bradford Airport was going to be a challenge.
It took all the pilot's skills to bring this plane down safely.
Many passengers faced delays and cancellations.
The strongest wind that we recorded here to here was in excess of 50
knots which obviously is unsafe for operations so that was
the reason why we had a number of delayed departures
Nearly 40,000 homes across the North lost their power supply today.
As for the bungalow in Birkenshaw, it's unlikely the owner will be
Winds have finally started to die down, but can you believe it?
The forecast for the next few days is sleet and snow.
Well, have things calmed down tonight?
You're always full of a bit of wind, aren't you?
Iamb, but it is still blowing a gale out at high Bradfield. Letters have
a recap the highest wind speeds we have observed. Hardly surprising
that plane had time -- trouble landing. I Bradfield was the
windiest place in the country. This is tomorrow's jar this feature looks
as though it will slip to the south of us but we are looking closely at
a system that will come down coastal areas first light Friday morning.
Storm force winds and the Environment Agency are watching
that. They could be coastal flooding and rain and snow thrown in for good
measure. Showers on the radar picture, mainly of rain and
increasingly they turn wintry over the hills, certainly with icy
patches. Temperatures down to one. A cold day tomorrow, windy at first
but the wind will ease significantly. Dry apply to the east
and the showers turned increasingly to and snow. A few wintry showers
getting further east and they will tend to die away through the
afternoon. A cold one. Temperatures around 4 degrees, that is 39. It
turns cold and frosty through Thursday evening and into Thursday
night. All eyes to the door. A storm force wind includes Stork -- coastal
areas is really impressive. An area of snow was swinging through us. The
weekend looks cold and wintry showers on Saturday. This is a
start to the weekend. Time for the national weather prospects if you
are on the move. Good evening, a lot going on with
the weather in the next few days, numerous weather warnings in for so
buried in mind if you have travel plans. Lots of isobars on the chart
overnight which means it will be windy for all. The strongest winds
in Scotland, lots of wintry showers with snow getting down to
increasingly low levels and some wintry showers in Northern Ireland
and northern England. A cold night for Northern England, particularly
in more rural spots, frosty and I see for some and some of the snow
really blowing around over higher ground in Scotland. Strong wind and
further snow to take us into tomorrow. It may well make for some
tricky travelling conditions. The forecast for tomorrow in the
southern half of the UK's quite tricky. We have got mild air bumping
into colder air. The boundary between the two, it will be an ugly
mix of rain, sleet and snow developing. Mild air comes in behind
the weather front but the rain ahead of that will be mixing with the cold
air. Details are a bit elusive even at