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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 22 August 2016

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By Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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Five things we learnt today

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

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

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

Firefighters and Mabel
WYFS

West Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with a little patchy rain possible

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Quite cloudy, with a little patchy rain possible mainly in the west. Minimum temperature of about 13C (55F) with a light southerly wind.

Weather graph
BBC

Tomorrow will be cloudy, and possibly a damp start, becoming dry and turning much brighter with good sunny spells developing. Risk of a late thundery shower. Very warm, with high's around 26C (79F). Light southeast wind.

Funeral to be held for Mytholmroyd motorcyclist

Halifax Courier

The funeral of a young man from Mytholmroyd who died in a motorcycle crash will be held on Friday. 

Flowers and tributes have been placed at the scene of a crash on Burnley Road near Hebden Bridge where the body of Jacob Chothia, 21, was found.

Flowers at the scene of the fatal accident in Burnley Road
Halifax Courier

Your headlines for Leeds and West Yorkshire

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The latest headlines in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this afternoon include:

Travel updates: early reports of an accident on the westbound M62

BBC Travel

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BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the afternoon to keep you moving with the latest updates.  

Watch: Is this the best moment from Rio?

BBC Sport

On Saturday Leeds lass - Nicola Adams -became the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title for 92 years by winning gold in the women's flyweight final at Rio 2016.

The 33-year-old won a unanimous points decision to beat France's Sarah Ourahmoune.

What is your 2016 Olympic Games highlight? Get involved by using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

Watch: Files reveal approved school drug trial plans in 1960s

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

The BBC has learned that the government approved experimental drug trials on children sent away to two young offenders institutions in Yorkshire in the 1960s.

According to files uncovered at the National Archives - one trial, at a boys' approved school in Richmond in North Yorkshire, went ahead.

The other, at a girls' approved school near Leeds was blocked by the school's managers. In neither case were parents consulted. The Home Office was responsible.

Travel update: Accident on the northbound A1(M)

BBC Travel

An accident on the northbound A1(M) between J40, A1 and J41, M62 is causing delays this evening as traffic builds.

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the day to keep you moving.

Travel update: Very slow and queuing traffic on A650 Bingley Road

BBC Travel

Very slow and queuing traffic on the westbound A650 Bingley Road, in Bingley, between the A657 Saltaire Road junction and Bankfield Roundabout (in the roadworks area).

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the afternoon to keep you moving.

Hello, 999? The Sky box won’t work

West Yorkshire Police are pointing out what not to dial 999 for: 

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International investigation begins as firm creating flats in Bradford goes bust owing millions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Police in Hong Kong are investigating after a developer working in Bradford went into liquidation, owing millions of pounds to overseas investors.

Absolute Living Developments, which had been behind three projects in Bradford city centre as well as others in the North West, has been placed in compulsory liquidation.

Alexandra House, Bradford
Bradford Telegraph and Argus

No fractured hand for England all-rounder

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

England all-rounder David Willey has not suffered a fractured hand and will join the squad after Wednesday's first one-day international with Pakistan. 

Willey went off after picking up his injury while fielding, but returned to complete his four-over spell.
Getty Images

The 26-year-old had an X-ray on Sunday after hurting his bowling hand during Yorkshire's Twenty20 Blast semi-final defeat by Durham on Saturday.

Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball will replace Willey as the five-match series opens in Southampton.

Teenager attacked in violent Huddersfield robbery

A teenager was knocked unconscious in a violent robbery after asking a group of men for directions in Huddersfield. 

Police men
BBC

The 19-year-old was walking down Trinity Street on Friday evening when he approached the group.

They offered him a lift home and walked him down an alleyway onto Queen Elizabeth Gardens where they demanded money and his phone - he refused and they assaulted him. The victim was kicked and punched and left unconscious.

Mucky pup Mabel has lucky escape

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

A springer spaniel called Mabel had a lucky escape thanks to firefighters after getting stuck five feet underground. 

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The dramatic rescue was carried out by Cleckheaton Fire Station’s Green Watch on Saturday afternoon. 

Two-year-old Mabel, who is a working dog and a pet, had either run into or fallen down one of the many holes on the moor.

Mable was brought to the surface shivering, covered from head to toe in mud but more importantly, unhurt and happy to see us, wagging her tail. Her owner Philip and his family were delighted and relieved. The crew were extremely cold, wet and muddy but were also delighted that this was a success.”

Chris LawtonCleckheaton Station Commander, WYFS

'There was no need for school drug trial' - former headmistress

Home Office doctors gave the go-ahead for experimental drug trials on children at two approved schools in the 1960s, National Archives files show. Parents were not consulted and the issue of consent was left to managers.

At Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire, housing pupils aged 15 and older, the most disruptive boys were given an anticonvulsant drug to see if it would control behaviour.

Another proposal had been to give all girls at Springhead Park Approved School in Rothwell in Leeds, a sedative called Haloperidol. This trail did not go ahead.

Shelagh Sunner, the former headmistress at Springhead Park, explained why she did not see the proposed trial as a solution:

Asti enjoying her retirement!

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Envious? A retired West Yorkshire Police dog is enjoying some beach time in France. 

Sun, sea and sand.. What more could you ask for on a drizzly Monday.

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West Yorkshire's weather: Brightening picture with sunny spells

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

The wet weather of the morning should soon fizzle out leaving variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells for many this afternoon.

Feeling warm whenever we see the sun with temperatures peaking at around 21-23C (70-73F) with fresh to moderate westerly winds.

Weather graph
BBC

Watch: A Bradford family say they're lucky to be alive after fire ripped through their home

Jenny Eells

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

A family from Bradford say they're lucky to be alive after an electrical fire ripped through their home. 

Maryyam is eight months pregnant - she and her husband and their three children had to flee to safety after being woken by smoke last Wednesday.

This comes as figures from the BBC reveal there's been a rise in the number of fire related deaths over the last two years.

YEP Says: Yorkshire leads medal-winning charge at Rio 2016

Yorkshire Evening Post

What with empty seats at the stadium, green water in the diving pool and a puzzling shortage of money forcing major cuts to the Paralympics, for Brazil the Rio Olympics have been a triumph of disorganisation.

Yet, for the athletes themselves, the triumph has been of an entirely different order. 

Nicola Adams
Yorkshire Evening Post

'Exceptional flooding' at White Scar Cave

Overnight flooding has closed a show cave at White Scar Cave in Ingleton, North Yorkshire, with dramatic video taken at the scene earlier today showing water rushing through the visitor entrance and down steps to the nearby road.

Heavy rain is said to have hit the area overnight, with standing water on a number of roads, according to North Yorkshire County Council.

It's estimated 60mm of rain had fallen in the area since midnight, but staff at the caves say they're hopeful the attraction will reopen by Tuesday morning.

John Connaughton, caves manager, has told BBC Radio York that water started to flow out of the cave entrance at about 08:20 and described the incident as an "exceptional flood".

Video courtesy of @bezberesford.

I've been here for 31 years, and this is the worst I've seen it at the moment.

John ConnaughtonCaves manager, White Scar Cave

Tributes paid to Huddersfield dog attack victim David Ellam

The family of a man who died following a dog attack in Huddersfield - have thanked doctors for trying to save his life.   

David Ellam
WYP

David Ellam was attacked a week ago, while out walking near his home.

Today, his familypaid tribute to him saying he was very proud of his niece and nephew and had a quirky sense of humour. They say his biggest passion was Huddersfield Town and that he would travel all over the country supporting them.

Your headlines for Leeds and West Yorkshire

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The latest headlines in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this lunchtime include:

  • The father and ex-husband of a beautician from Bradford have appeared in court in Pakistan this morning over her death
  • A family from Bradford say they're lucky to be alive after an electrical fire ripped through their home
  • Files reveal a Leeds school was approved for a drug trial in the 1960s

Man arrested and charged with assault and drug possession following attack on Keighley taxi driver

Keighley News

A Keighley man has been charged with assault and drug possession after a taxi driver was injured in an attack in Long Lee. 

Taxi car
Keighley News

Listen: Ex-teacher's shock at school drug trial

Home Office doctors gave the go-ahead for experimental drug trials on children at two approved schools in the 1960s, one in North Yorkshire and one in Leeds, National Archives files show.

At Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire, housing pupils aged 15 and older, the most disruptive boys were given an anticonvulsant drug to see if it would control behaviour.

Bob Hammal, a teacher at Richmond Hill between 1968 and 1972, was appalled to learn of the trial:

Listen: Widnes 40-8 Wakefield reaction

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Widnes Vikings inflicted a fourth consecutive defeat on Wakefield, scoring seven tries to get their first win since the start of the Super 8s.

Both sides were already out of play-off contention but defeat leaves the Wildcats two points adrift of Widnes at the foot of the table.

Chris Chester, Head Coach of Wakefield Wildcats, spoke to BBC commentator Phil Kinsella:

Travel update: Two lanes closed on the eastbound A64

BBC Travel

Two lanes closed on the eastbound A64 near Copmanthorpe due to a collision involving a caravan.

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the morning to keep you moving.

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Struggling Guiseley sack manager, Bower

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

National League Guiseley have parted company with manager Mark Bower after starting the season with five defeats.

Guiseley AFC
Guiseley AFC

The former Bradford City midfielder, 36, had managed the team since 2013 and led the club to promotion in May 2015 before a 20th-placed finish last term.

"Struggling at the foot of the National League table, the board felt a change was necessary," a club statement said.

Watch: Fire death increase in Yorkshire

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Fire chiefs are pleading with people to get smoke alarms fitted. 

In the last five years, 133 people have died in fires in Yorkshire and the Humber.

There were 21 fire related deaths in West Yorkshire last year.

Huddersfield is a ghost town thanks to bus gates, say traders

Huddersfield Examiner

Business owners furious over bus gates have hit back at an offer of help from a council chief.

Traders claim the gates introduced last February are turning the parts of Huddersfield affected into a ghost town and are ruining their businesses.

Car in Huddersfield town centre
Huddersfield Examiner

Samia Shahid 'honour killing': Ex-husband and father remanded

The former husband and father of a woman allegedly murdered in a so-called honour killing in Pakistan have been remanded in custody pending the outcome of a police report. 

Samia Shahid
Family photo

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

Her former husband Chaudhry Muhammad Shakeel, who is accused of murder, has confessed to strangling her with a scarf, local police have told the BBC.

Your headlines for Leeds and West Yorkshire

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The latest headlines in Leeds and West Yorkshire so far this morning include:

  • The father and ex-husband of a beautician from Bradford have appeared in court in Pakistan this morning over her death
  • A family from Bradford say they're lucky to be alive after an electrical fire ripped through their home
  • Files reveal a Leeds school was approved for a drug trial in the 1960s

Fire death increase in Yorkshire

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

New figures show there's been an increase in the number of deaths in fires in Yorkshire in the last five years. 133 people died in house fires over that period. 

Fire engine
WYFS

In a third of those fires smoke alarms were missing. 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say its important to make sure you have smoke alarms - and that they're working.

Files reveal approved school drug trial plans in 1960s

Home Office doctors gave the go-ahead for experimental drug trials on children at two approved schools in the 1960s, National Archives files show.  

Files
BBC

Parents were not consulted and the issue of consent was left to managers.

At Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire, housing pupils aged 15 and older, the most disruptive boys were given an anticonvulsant drug to see if it would control behaviour.

The trial of a sedative on girls at Springhead Park Approved School in Rothwell did not proceed.  

One of the buildings which formerly housed the Richmond Hill approved school
BBC

West Yorkshire's weather: Rain clearing to leave a brighter day

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Today is getting off to a cloudy start with some heavy rain . Heavy overnight rain means there will be some surface water and spray on the roads. However, throughout the morning this wetter weather should fizzle out leaving variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells. 

Feeling warm whenever we see the sun with temperatures peaking at around 21-23C (70-73F) and fresh to moderate westerly winds.

Overnight, we'll see some thick cloud move in from the south but things should stay largely dry with lows of 16C (61F). 

Travel update: One lane blocked on Southbound M1

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked on the southbound M1 between J42, M62 (Lofthouse) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of debris on the road. Do expect some delays in the rush hour.

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the morning to keep you moving.

Travel update: M62 westbound and eastbound carriageways

BBC Travel

There has been an accident involving a car and a lorry on the westbound M62 resulting in two lanes closed and congestion between junctions 23 and 25. This is currently stretching back to Ainley Top, so please do expect delays if you’re heading in the Manchester direction this morning.

There is also heavy traffic eastbound between junctions 25 and 26 Brighouse and Chain Bar due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane.

BBC Radio Leeds has travel and traffic updates throughout the morning to keep you moving.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Good morning. Welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Monday 22 August 2016.

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

We're hearing reports of traffic complications on the M62 this morning, we'll bring your a full travel update next.

Why not get in touch with me today? I'm looking forward to hearing your news, views and comments today.