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  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 17 August 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Five things we learned today

Well, I'm sad to say that it's time for me to go, but don't worry too much, I'll be back tomorrow from 08:00!

Before I ride off into the sunset, let's look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning...

  1. If you're going to have a fancy car, try not to park it inside a bus stop.
  2. West Yorkshire is a great place to live, even better if you've got ambitions to do well at the Olympics!
  3. Think you're good on a motorbike? Prepare to feel inadequate.
  4. It takes all sorts doesn't it... And that's what makes life interesting.
  5. Ed Balls.

See you tomorrow!

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Rio 2016: Laugher shows off his new jewellery

How many people can boast both a gold and a silver Olympic medal?

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Weather: Fine evening to come

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

A fine evening with some sunshine. Overnight cloud developing. Lows of 14C (57F) 


More cloud about tomorrow but still a dry and bright day with sunny spells. Maximum temperature of 23C (73F).    

Your pictures: Otley bridge at night

This is a great shot of the bridge in Otley taken from Wharfemeadows Park. Very moody!

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'Legal highs' to be destroyed

£170,000 worth of "legal highs" are being destroyed by West Yorkshire Trading Standards. 

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Magistrates in Leeds have given them permission to dispose of the chemicals which were seized from four shops last May because they were on sale despite being described as things like plant food or bath crystals. 

The drugs are technically known as 'psychoactive substances' they were banned under a new law introduced in May of this year.  

Rio 2016: Alistair Brownlee 'in best shape ever'

Leeds' Brownlee brothers will be competing in the triathlon tomorrow, and Alistair has declared himself in his best shape since London 2012.

A  triathlete has never been able to retain an Olympic title before. But the good news is that he's the favourite to take gold.

Alistair Brownlee
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Alistair has won plenty of races but also struggled with injury. Last August he took the decision to undergo ankle surgery in a bid to cure the problem once and for all and the gamble appears to have paid off. 

There is no doubt both of the Brownlees were helped last month when his biggest rival, Javier Gomez, fractured his elbow in a training fall, ruling him out of the Olympics.

Have your say on transport in Keighley

Travel around Keighley? Have your say!

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Fatal dog attack: Post mortem carried out

A post mortem has been carried out on the body of Huddersfield man David Ellam, who died after a dog attacked him on Monday.

Police say that the 52-year-old died of a result of multiple injuries.

The animal is still alive and being kept in kennels, officers say the dog will be kept there until their investigation finishes.

David Ellam
West Yorkshire Police

We appreciate there will be understandable concern following this tragic event. There continues to be an increased visible policing presence in the area to offer reassurance to the community, and I would urge anyone who has any concerns to speak to officers."

Det Ch Insp Mark SwiftWest Yorkshire Police

Rio 2016: GB team fail in show jumping title defence

Great Britain's show jumpers had their hopes of retaining their Olympic team title dashed as they failed to make today's second round.

Yorkshire's Michael and John Whitaker missed out on a top-eight spot required to progress. Michael Whitaker's horse, Cassionato, has been withdrawn from the individual competition after showing symptoms of colic.

Travel update: Accident A64 eastbound in Tadcaster

BBC Travel

There's one lane blocked because of an accident on the A64 eastbound in Tadcaster at the A162 junction. Two vehicles are involved and there's congestion to the A659 junction.  

New beginning for abandoned family of cats

Todmorden News

Thanks to a Todmorden animal charity a cat and her two kittens have a second chance to be part of a loving family

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Olympic glory starts to sink in for diver

The reality of the amazing achievement at Rio 2016 must only just be sinking in for Jack Laugher, who trains in Leeds.

I can imagine that his inbox might have been quite full this morning!

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Ed Balls gears up for a 'stressful' Strictly

Weather: Is that the sun coming out?

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

As you can probably see if you're out and about, the sun is finally making an appearance, after a very cloudy morning.There's a warm and dry afternoon ahead. Highs of around 22C (70F)


Watch: riders set off on the Jo Cox way

Riders have set off on the Jo Cox Way, a 260 mile charity bike ride to raise funds for the charities the murdered Batley and Spen MP supported.

They set off from Batley at 10:00 and should arrive in Westminster in four days.

Jo worked all her life to make a difference in the world and, at the time of her death, people were pitched against one another in political arguments. The Jo Cox Way is our tribute to her life, her beliefs and all the pockets of good work that go on up and down the UK."

Sarfraz MianOrganiser

Swingers' club to be approved in Leeds?

Car keys at the ready...

A so-called 'swingers club' could be on the way to opening its doors in Leeds. The city council's been recommended to approve plans for the club, which would be in a warehouse in Armley. 

Swingers club site

The proposal, which will be debated by Leeds council next week, says the club would be somewhere for "like-minded adults to meet and potentially engage in legal sexual activities."   

Travel update: Reports of an accident on A1

It's been a quiet morning on the roads this so far, let's hope this doesn't cause too much bother. 

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Watch: Silsden man to wheelie around Isle of Man TT course

Former trials bike world champion Dougie Lampkin says he's going to attempt a 37 mile long wheelie. 

Lampkin, who's from Silsden near Keighley, wants to ride the whole way around the Isle of Man TT course on one wheel. 

Ha can do some pretty incredible things on a bike, have a look at this...

Investigation underway after gunfire in Huddersfield

A 31-year-old man's been arrested after reports of shots being fired in Huddersfield.  

Moor end road

Police were called to reports of a gun being fired in the Crosland Moor area yesterday evening. 

They say people fled the scene in a car travelling towards Dewsbury.

Pensioner left shaken after robbery

A pensioner who tried to stop a robber from stealing her handbag has been left shaken by her ordeal. 

The elderly woman was waiting for a bus on Tong Street on 1 August in broad daylight when she was approached by the thief. He took her bag and is thought to have run off towards Shetcliffe Lane. 

Tong road

The suspect is described as white and of slight build. He is believed to be between 16 and 20-years-old and was wearing a pale blue t-shirt.

Samia Shahid 'honour killing': Ex-husband and father in court

The ex-husband and father of a Bradford woman allegedly murdered in a so-called honour killing in Pakistan have appeared in court for a second time.

Samia Shahid, 28, died last month in northern Punjab.

Her former husband Chaudhry Muhammad Shakeel, who is accused of her murder, and her father Chaudhry Muhammad Shahid were remanded for a further five days by a Pakistani judge. 


Police in Pakistan have told the BBC that Mr Shakeel, who is also Ms Shahid's cousin, has confessed to her murder.

Ms Shahid had been visiting relatives in Pakistan when she died and her relatives had initially claimed she died of a heart attack.

Her second husband, Syed Mukhtar Kazim, believes she was the victim of a so-called honour killing as her family did not approve of their marriage.

Rio 2016: 'baby we did it' and 'no feeling like it' how our Olympians celebrated

Just a quick look at Jack Laugher's and Nile Wilson's twitter feeds reveal just how much those bronze and silver medals mean.

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Unemployment rate drops in Yorkshire

BBC Business News

Unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber dropped by 7,000 between April and June, new figures show, with the number of jobless in the region now standing at 159,000.

The Office for National Statistics says the UK unemployment total fell by 52,000 to 1.64 million between April and June. 

The UK unemployment rate remains at 4.9%. 

Rio 2016: Jack Laugher's success 'does not compute' for family

Yorkshire's Jack Laugher won Olympic silver in the men's individual 3m springboard final, six days after claiming synchronised gold.

The 21-year-old, who trains in Leeds, scored 523.85 points to finish behind China's Cao Yuan, who ended on 547.60, with Germany's Patrick Hausding taking bronze (498.90).

His sister Katie and mum Jackie says that his success at the games is difficult to take in.

Bradford fun in the sun

Remember when you didn't have to do something grown up and boring, and you could just go and splash about in some water?

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Cycle ride in memory of Jo Cox

The sister of the Batley & Spen Mp Jo Cox, who was killed in June, will be among the riders taking part in day one of the Jo Cox Cycle Ride which begins today. 

Jox Cox

Participants will pedal 260 miles to London after leaving Cleckheaton at 10 this morning, raising money for the charities Jo supported.  

Rio 2016: Triple medal success for West Yorkshire

Yet again our little corner of the world shone brightly at the Olympics yesterday with a silver and two bronze medals.  

West Yorkshire olympians
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Jack Laugher, who's from Ripon and trains in Leeds won silver in the men's individual 3m springboard final, six days after claiming synchronised gold.

Leeds' Katy Marchant beat Elis Ligtlee to bronze in the in the women's sprint cycling, winning the first race by more than a bike length and the second by a fraction.  

Nile Wilson from Pudsey became the first Briton to win an Olympic medal in the horizontal bar by claiming bronze.

Leeds United: Fulham match report

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Chris Wood's injury-time overhead kick against Fulham secured Leeds United their first point of the season.  

Leeds united

Tom Cairney's curled effort 13 minutes from time looked to have continued Fulham's perfect start to their Championship campaign.

Ex-Leeds striker Matt Smith and forward Sone Aluko both hit the post for the Cottagers in an impressive display.

Crash in Beeston this morning

If you live around the Beeston area you might have seen the aftermath of this crash this morning...

West Yorkshire Police

Thankfully, West Yorkshire Police say that there were no injuries. 

I don't think that'll polish out...

West Yorkshire Police

Fatal dog attack: 'Urgent inquiry needed' in to dog's release

A West Yorkshire MP is calling for questions to be asked about why a dog was released by police only to maul a man to death in Huddersfield five days later.

Huddersfield MP, Barry Sheerman, says an urgent inquiry is needed.

David Ellam
West Yorkshire Police
David Ellam

David Ellam, 52, was attacked earlier this week in Sheepridge. 

The dog which attacked him had been screened by officers for nearly two months, but it was decided that  it "did not have enough Pit Bull characteristics to be held by authorities as a banned breed."   

Samia Shahid 'honour killing': Suspects due in court

The chief suspects in the murder of a woman from Bradford are due in court in Pakistan this morning.   

Samia Shahid
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Samia Shahid, a 28-year-old beautician, died last month in what is believed to have been a so-called honour killing. Her former husband and her father are currently being held in custody.  

Weather: Cloudy start brighter later

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudy start which will slowly thin, and we should be in for another pleasant day. Highs of 21C (70F) although some places could reach the mid 20's in the sun.

Good morning: Our live coverage

Good morning one, good morning all, welcome to our live feed of news, sport weather and travel for West Yorkshire, I'll be here keeping you up-to-date with the latest until 18:00.

Now, before we begin, let's just bask in the reflected glory of yet more medals won by West Yorkshire's athletes at Rio 2016!

Jack Laugher
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Katy MArchant
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Nile Wilson
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