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Summary

  1. Men who left mum and toddler in crash wreck sought by police
  2. Man seriously injured in Halifax street attack
  3. Waste burning at Huddersfield tip 'non-hazardous'
  4. Nicola Adams reaches Olympic women's flyweight final
  5. Exhibition opens to mark Low Moor factory tragedy
  6. Live updates on Friday 19 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Julia Bryson and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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Five things we've learnt today

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Thanks for joining us for today's live coverage. We'll be back on Monday from 08:00.

In the meantime let's look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning...

Meanwhile, there's been a fair few collisions due to the rain, especially on the M62 today, so have a safe trip home if you're on the roads.  

Road
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Evening weather: Wet start, dry later

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

A wet start to the evening but the rain will gradually clear northwards with most of the night dry

Showery rain returning by morning with a strengthening wind. 

Minimum temperature of 14C (57F). 

A windy and unsettled day tomorrow with the risk of gales. 

A showery day too, some of which could be heavy and thundery but some drier, brighter spells at times. A maximum temperature of 20C (68F)

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Follow the Calderdale Film Trail

Here's one for the movie buffs among you.

You probably know about TV Shows like Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley both of which were filmed with the beautiful backdrop of the Calder Valley.

But what about the other films and programmes shot in Calderdale?

Well if you fancy seeing the area with the movies in mind, try out this brilliant Calderdale Film Trail which tells you where iconic films like Brassed Off and the new Swallows and Amazons were shot.

The guide includes a 1979 film starring Richard Gere (below) and a movie starring Ray Winstone from 1999.

Richard Gere
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Driving in Leeds tonight? You need to know about this

Here's your advance warning: 

There'll be a lane closed due to roadworks during the night on A58(M) Woodhouse Tunnel Westbound between A64(M)/A58 Clay Pit Lane and A58(M) Inner Ring Road.

Leeds City Council say it's on the A58M Leeds Inner Ring Road below Leeds General Infirmary and the university buildings and is due to work aimed at strengthening the walls and pier of Woodhouse Tunnel. 

It'll be closed between 19:00 and 06:00 on Saturday.

Police identify person responsible for Sikh hate incident in Bradford

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Police say they have identified the person responsible for a "hate incident" involving the the Guru Granth Sahib Ji - the central religious scripture of Sikhism.

The scriptures were thrown out of a van over the locked gates of Guru Gobind Singh Gudwara in the Barkerend area of Bradford.

Senior police officers from Bradford have today attended a meeting to speak with the Sikh community about the incident and said they had identified the person responsible.

Guru Gobind Singh Gudwara
BBC

Inquiries are now continuing into this matter.

West Yorkshire Police said it took all hate crimes and incidents seriously and each was investigated thoroughly.

Water voles are back in Yorkshire

How much do you know about water voles? Well Ratty from The Wind in the Willows was one...that's right...he wasn't a rat.

The National Trust has released 100 water voles into the countryside around Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales. 

Vole numbers have dropped by almost 90% in recent decades, and they have become one of the UK's most endangered mammals. 

It's believed to be the single biggest water vole re-introduction anywhere in the country. 

Boxer Nicola Adams' mum says 'heart was racing' watching her daughter fight

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

If you were gripped by Leeds Boxer Nicola Adams fighting her way to another Olympic final, then spare a thought for her mum.

Watching her daughter fight can be a nerve-wracking experience, but she does have a pretty cool lucky charm in the shape of Nicola's history making gloves.

Eclectic electric: An 'arresting' sight from Leeds, 1993-style

West Yorkshire Police have been taking a trip back in time today to mark World Photography Day.

It may be the force's first electric vehicle, but it really does look more like a milk float.

And what was its top speed? I think we should be told...

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Travel M62: Some lanes reopened around J26 after air ambulance called out

BBC Travel

Things should be getting back to normal as the M62 is starting to move again following a three-vehicle accident about 3pm

One female casualty who was taken to hospital.

At one point the whole westbound carriageway was closed, but some lanes have reopened.

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Travel: M62 closed between J27 and J26 Westbound due to multi-vehicle accident

BBC Travel

Take caution if you're heading west on the M62.

The motorway is closed and there's queuing traffic westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) in Gildersome and J26, M606 (Chain Bar) in Oakenshaw, because of a multi-vehicle accident and an overturned vehicle. 

Congestion to J29, M1 (Lofthouse) and to J25, A644 (Brighouse).  

M62 traffic
Highways England

Vole lotta love in Yorkshire

Heading to the Yorkshire Dales in the next couple of weeks?

Keep your eye out for one of these cheeky chappies (or indeed chapesses).

Water vole
National Trust Images/North News and Pictures

About 100 water voles are to be released in the Yorkshire Dales.

Ecologists from the National Trust plan to release the new colony into Malham Tarn in North Yorkshire, England's highest freshwater lake.

It will be the first time voles have been in high Yorkshire Dales in 50 years.

Vole numbers have dropped by almost 90% in recent decades, and they have become one of the UK's most threatened mammals.

Who will star at T20 Blast Finals Day?

BBC Sport

T20 Blast split pic
BBC

BBC Sport looks at the players and the form book of the four teams in Saturday's T20 Finals Day at Edgbaston - being Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Durham.

Watch: Thieves crash into car carrying mum and two-year-old

Police are trying to trace two men who left a seriously injured woman and her two-year-old daughter in the wreckage of their car after crashing into it in a stolen vehicle.

This footage was taken from a dashcam in a lorry...

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The stolen VW Golf was speeding along Leeds Road in Dewsbury on 12 July when it collided with a white Ssangyong Korando, which was reversing from a driveway with a 35-year-old woman and her daughter inside.

The woman was airlifted to hospital and required treatment for serious facial injuries. Her daughter was unharmed.   

Not only has the offending car been stolen, but it has been driven with such recklessness and speed it is miraculous that no one was more seriously injured. On colliding with the car, the suspects also left the scene with no regard for the occupants of the car they collided with.

PC Gavin SmithKirklees District Police

Huddersfield waste site fire 'could pollute River Holme'

Fire crews are expected to spend most of today at a waste tip in Huddersfield after a major fire last night.

The fire on Queens Mill Road in Lockwood started just after 05:30. 

At one point about 30 firefighters were tackling the blaze. 

The Environment Agency said the burning waste was non-hazardous, but there was a potential risk to the River Holme which was being closely monitored.

Our officers are on site, assessing the potential impact on the environment, including that posed by the fire water run-off. It appears that most of the run-off is entering the foul sewer, but there is a potential risk to the nearby River Holme, so we are investigating this risk further and will consider taking protective measures, if required.

Environment Agency
Huddersfield Fire
BBC

Vigil to be held over hospital's A&E changes

A vigil is due to be held outside Calderdale Royal Hospital tonight by protesters concerned about proposed changes to its A&E.

Calderdale Royal Hospital
BBC

NHS bosses want to close Huddersfield's casualty department and centralise emergency care in Halifax.

The NHS says the change would improve care, but campaigners fear lives will be at risk.

Theresa May backs Osborne's 'Northern Powerhouse'

BBC Politics

Theresa May has vowed to press ahead with George Osborne's "Northern Powerhouse" despite having fired him as chancellor.

Theresa May
PA

In a Yorkshire Post article, the prime minister promised to "help the great cities and towns of the North pool their strengths and take on the world".

This includes backing a bid to bring cycling's world championships to Yorkshire.

The Northern Powerhouse is the name attached to the government's bid to create a rival economy to London and the South East in the north of England.

It involves devolving new powers from Whitehall, improving transport links and creating new regional mayors to act as figureheads for their regions.

Afternoon weather: Heavy Rain and fresh breeze

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Not great news if you're outdoors this afternoon.

It'll be cloudy with further outbreaks of rain, some heavy, especially at first. 

A freshening breeze and feeling cooler with a maximum temperature of about 18C (64F).

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BBC

Remembered: The day 40 people in Bradford were killed

An exhibition to mark the centenary of a Bradford munitions factory tragedy which saw 40 people killed has opened in the city.

An explosion ripped through the Low Moor Munitions Company, New Works Road, on 21 August 1916, with the resulting fire triggering further explosions.

Funeral procession
City of Bradford MDC

The site produced picric acid to colour carpets, but was converted into a munitions factory during World War One.

The exhibition, at Bradford City Hall, contains medals awarded to firefighters and items from a destroyed fire engine.

Bantams face Coventry City this weekend

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Bradford City captain Tony McMahon will face his old boss Tony Mowbray this weekend, as the Bantams host Coventry City.

Tony McMahon
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McMahon played under Mowbray when the pair were at Middlesbrough, but insists it's just a case of business as usual for Stuart McCall's side.

"It's like MK Dons, they will be a passing team and they'll look to play from the back. That's how Tony Mowbray sets up, he likes his teams to pass it nicely. We just worry about ourselves," he said.

Your West Yorkshire headlines

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The top stories from across Leeds and West Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

Man's house burgled after being offered a lift in Birstall

An e-fit image has been released by police of a man they want to talk to in connection with a distraction burglary in Batley.

E-fit
West Yorkshire Police

The victim, a 65-year-old man, was offered a lift home by a man as he waited at a bus stop in Birstall on Wednesday 10 August.

After he was dropped off, the man who'd driven him home returned to the house claiming the victim had dropped something while in his car. 

While in the house, he stole the man's wallet containing cash. 

Police are warning anyone approached by the man to contact them.

Q) When does a city centre building turn gold?

A) When it's lit up to celebrate the Brownlees' success.

After yesterday's stupendous scenes in Rio, a Leeds city centre building will be bathed in gold tonight.

Following Alistair's gold and Jonny's silver, Leeds City Council will turn Leeds Civic Hall gold tonight.

Leeds Civic Hall
Google

And of course, you're going to go along and be left agog by the sight.

So the question you're asking me is: What time will this happen?

The answer is, pretty sensibly, when it gets dark - expect to see a golden glow from about 21:00.

Jonny and Alistair Brownlee
AP

Rain 'swirling' over Yorkshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

The rain is coming in over Yorkshire this morning. 

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Day of events to honour Jo Cox

Yorkshire Evening Post

A community day of celebration will be held in memory of tragic MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox MP
Labour Party

The newly-formed More In Common group, made up of colleagues of the murdered Batley and Spen MP, community groups and individuals determined to honour her life, organised the event to bring people together.  

Liam Bridcutt has 'unfinished business' at Leeds United

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Liam Bridcutt
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Liam Bridcutt says he has unfinished business at Leeds United, where he has signed a two-year contract.

The midfielder has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport the prospect of going elsewhere was a "real possibility" before the protracted deal was completed this week. 

Yorkshire holds its own in Olympic medal table

Four years ago, Yorkshire's athletes were leading Team GB to a record medal haul, and would have finished 12th if it were an individual country - ahead of Jamaica, Brazil and Spain.

Further medals in the Paralympics, including two golds for wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockroft, capped off a brilliant sporting summer.

Four years on, and how are things looking?

With no little thanks to the efforts of West Yorkshire's Brownlee Brothers, the white rose county currently stands in 14th place - above countries such as Canada, New Zealand and even hosts Brazil:

Medal table
BBC

Waste burning at Huddersfield tip 'non-hazardous'

Waste which has been burning at a tip in Huddersfield since yesterday afternoon is not dangerous, the Environment Agency has said. 

Fire as seen from the bus station
BBC

The blaze broke out at the site on Queens Mill Road on Thursday and fire crews remain at the scene damping down. 

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said it was non-hazardous, mixed household waste.

There remains a potential risk to the nearby River Holme which will be closely monitored, he added.

Yorkshire progress to One Day semi-final

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Yorkshire are still challenging for silverware on three fronts after they narrowly beat Kent in their One-Day Cup quarter-final at Canterbury.

Opener Adam Lyth made 88 and England batsman Joe Root scored 45 in Yorkshire's total of 256-9.

Gary Ballance in action
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Kent's run-chase was threatening to upset the party, but bowlers Liam Plunkett and David Willey swung the match Yorkshire's way, with the Tykes eventually winning by 11 runs. 

The Tykes now face Surrey at home in the semi-final on 28 August.

Your West Yorkshire headlines

Larry Budd

BBC Radio Leeds News

This morning's top stories from across Leeds and West Yorkshire include:

Dog which attacked girl to be destroyed

Leah Carter after dog attack
Carter family

A court has ordered the destruction of a dog which attacked a seven-year-old girl in Bradford.

Leah Carter was hospitalised after being bitten on the face and lip during the incident in April.

Weekend weather? Owain has it - and a warning

It appears that the brief summer we enjoyed this week is at an end.

There'll be no more wearing of shorts, sunglasses or sitting in a beer garden and not worrying about getting falling water in your drink.

If you want to know just how poor the weather will be this weekend, then watch BBC Look North weather presenter Owain's video below.

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Man seriously injured in Halifax street attack

A 21-year-old man's been seriously injured in an assault in Halifax town centre.

He was attacked in Waterhouse Street in the early hours of this morning. 

His injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening and he's being treated at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Waterhouse Street remains closed this morning as officers continue their investigations at the scene.

Closures are in place at John Street with the junction of Crown Street and Waterhouse Street.

Travel update: Big delays on Marsh Lane in Leeds

BBC Travel

Problems on the roads in Leeds city centre this morning: 

There are big delays on the A653 Marsh Lane in Leeds which is closed northbound between the Mill Street junction and the A64(M) junction because of roadworks.  

Best to avoid the area if you can...

Nicola Adams reaches Olympic women's flyweight final

BBC Sport

Leeds's Nicola Adams has continued her bid to become the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title for 92 years by reaching the women's flyweight final.

Adams, 33, beat China's Ren Cancan - who she beat to win gold at London 2012 - in Thursday's semi-final.

She lost the first of four two-minute rounds, before coming back to win the final three.

She will face France's 10-time national champion Sarah Ourahmoune in Saturday's gold-medal match which is due to start at about 18:00.

Fire crews remain at scene of fire at Huddersfield tip

Fire crews are tackling a large fire which broke out at a waste disposal site in Huddersfield on Thursday.

Fire crews at the fire in Huddersfield
BBC

The blaze broke out at the tip on Queens Mill Road in the Lockwood part of the town at about 17:00 on Thursday.

Fire in Huddersfield
BBC

Firefighters remain at the scene this morning, and are expected to be there for most of the day.

Roads have been closed in the area, according to West Yorkshire Police.

M62 problems - even on a Friday!

BBC Travel

The good news is that the problem isn't too severe...

There's debris on the road on the M62 eastbound between J33 A162 (Ferrybridge Services) and J34 A19 (Selby / Doncaster). 

The official advice? Approach with care.

West Yorkshire's weather: Rain on the way for the weekend

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry start to the day across Yorkshire with a few early bright spells. 

But it won't last too long, thicker cloud builds over the next few hours and we'll start to see outbreaks of rain spread towards the north east.

Watch my full forecast here:

Good morning: Our live coverage across the day

Good morning from a not-so sunny Leeds.

We'll have weather and travel and for you shortly.

We'll also be reviewing yesterday's amazing Olympic medals for our Yorkshire contingent.

Plus you can expect plenty of breaking news, sport updates and Friday-related information.

It's almost the weekend - let's make the most of it.