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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Headlines on Wednesday 13 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Thanks for being with us today, I'll be back tomorrow with more news, travel, sport and weather from 08:00 tomorrow.

    In the meantime, let's have a look back at what we learned today...

    1. Burst water mains make for good pictures but lousy morning commutes.
    2. If you're a ginge, like me, it's perhaps better you stay out of the sun.
    3. If you're a very busy and important person, you've got no need to traipse around the Great Yorkshire Show.
    4. Sir Patrick Stewart really doesn't age. I mean seriously, he hasn't changed since the 90s.
    5. And if you're a BBC reporter doing loop the loops, try and at least retain a little bit of dignity.

    See you tomorrow!

  2. Weather: Dry night and bright day tomorrow

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Isolated heavy showers dying away through the evening, then dry with clear periods. Minimum temperature 8C (46F). Light northwest wind. 


    Tomorrow, it'll be a fine and sunny start, skies turning partly cloudy but remaining bright with further sunny spells and just a small chance of catching a shower. Maximum temperature 20C (68F). 

  3. Stop putting sharp things in your recycling!

    Be honest, do you just chuck anything and everything into your recycling?

    Leeds City Council are saying that they're finding hundreds of things that pose a risk to the workers who sort it. They say they're seeing an increasing number of needles and other sharp things in people's waste. 

    Quote Message: Every day we sort through tonnes of recycling. Part of the process involves sorting the waste by hand and we see all sorts, but watching out for stray sharps is almost literally looking for a needle in a haystack. from Neringa Norvaisiene Waste worker
    Neringa NorvaisieneWaste worker
  4. View of the Great Yorkshire Showground

    These days, this sort of view is reserved for people with drones, but this is actually the view from the top of the big wheel at the Great Yorkshire Show.

    Looks like there are a few showers coming... where's the Pimms tent again?

    Great Yorkshire show
  5. Travel update: One lane reopen on M62 eastbound J26

    So looks like Highways England have opened up one lane in this accident on the M62. They warn of long delays though

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  6. Travel update: M62 westbound lane closed

    BBC Travel

    And it looks like the accident on the eastbound carriageway has also shut one lane on the westbound side too.

    Hope all are fine, it looks like there could be a very slow commute tonight.

  7. Travel update: M62 closed eastbound J26

    BBC Travel

    Just hearing from Highways England that the M62 is fully closed at J26 because of an accident.

    Looks like it may be closed until at least 18:00 according to their website.

  8. Giant generator move set to cause hold-ups in Leeds on Sunday

    If you're in Leeds on Sunday, don't be surprised if you find a few roads closed.

    The National Grid's moving a huge lorry with a generator on it through the city centre. At 70m long it'll need extra room to navigate the city's streets.

    It's coming from Goole and is going to be installed in Kirkstall, which it's scheduled to arrive at by 13:00. The full route can be viewed here.

    This is like the one that'll be turning up at the weekend.

    National grid
  9. Travel update: Earlier A1 incident cleared

    Just seen this from Highways England, looks like the tanker has been removed.

    I wouldn't bet on there being no delays at all just yet though...

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  10. Inner Ring Road closed tonight

    Just a warning if you're in the centre of Leeds tonight, part of the Inner Ring Road will be closed after 21:30...

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  11. Bramley councillor gets star struck meeting Jack Charlton

    I'm sure most of us have had those moment we've met someone a bit famous and been stuck for words.

    For me it was Richard Whiteley circa 1988.

    I love this tweet from Kevin Ritchie, who's a Leeds city councillor for the Bramley & Stanningley Ward.

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  12. Travel update: A1 northbound lane closed

    We've got a lane out on the A1(M) northbound, just south of Wentbridge. It's because of a brokjen down taker, but it means there are eight miles of tail backs.

    The picture below is taken at J37 of the A1(M), the travel time is 40 minutes at the moment. 

    Well worth finding another way around it if you can. 

  13. Brexit delays a West Yorkshire mayor being appointed

    Britain's decision to leave the EU has delayed plans in West Yorkshire for an elected mayor. 

    A report going before the West Yorkshire Combined Authority says the political events of June have "limited the opportunity for further discussion" on devolution of powers from central government. 

  14. Sainsbury's and Tesco recall tinned goods over rubber fears

    Sainsbury's and Tesco are recalling some of their tinned foods over fears they may contain rubber.  

    Sainsbury's and tesco

    Goods involved include beef ravioli products from both supermarkets and Sainsbury's macaroni cheese, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.

    Both supermarkets said the recall was a "precautionary measure" and told customers not to eat the products but to return them for a full refund.

  15. Pharmacy in Hyde Park robbed at knife point

    Do you recognise this man? He was caught on camera as he held up a pharmacy in Hyde Park.

    Yesterday morning he took cash from the till of Andrew Tylee Pharmacy and threatened staff with a knife. 

    He then tried to take a member of staff's handbag but she held onto it and the man ran out of the shop. 

    Quote Message: The staff involved in this incident were understandably traumatised by being threatened at knife point by this male and we urgently need to identify him. from Det Con Rob Willis West Yorkshire Police
    Det Con Rob WillisWest Yorkshire Police
  16. Jet2 flight diverted to Manchester

    A Jet2 Leeds-Bradford flight to Cyprus has been diverted to Manchester Airport because of a disruptive passenger, the airline has confirmed. 

    Jet2 plane

    Greater Manchester Police said they were alerted to the problem at 11:30. Armed officers removed a passenger from the aircraft which was on a scheduled flight to Larnaca.

    A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft. 

    The arrest is not thought to be terror-related.

  17. Happy birthday to Sir Patrick Stewart

    Just a quick one on one of West Yorkshire's most famous sons, it's Sir Patrick Stewart birthday today.

    He's 75 today and, of course, is from Mirfield, although he now lives a bit away from home in a small American village called New York. 

    Happy birthday Sir Patrick!

    Sir Patrick Stewart
  18. Weather: Cloudy afternoon, sunniest this evening

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We'll see increasing amounts of cloud throughout the afternoon. A few isolated showers are possible, it'll be sunniest around 16:00. Highs today of around 19C (66F).  

  19. Bank scandal fines go to charity linked to Jo Cox

    Money that has been raised from fines on banks is to be donated to a charity linked to MP Jo Cox, who was killed in her Batley constituency last month.

    Jo Cox

    Chancellor George Osborne has announced that £375,000 will be given to the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS). 

    The money was raised from the Libor rate fixing scandal penalties pot. 

    The RVS was one of three organisations backed by a memorial fund after the fatal attack on the Labour MP on 16 June. 

    Quote Message: It is right that funding from those in the banking industry who demonstrated the worst of values goes towards people who display the very best of British values. Jo Cox dedicated her life to bringing people together and making a difference." from George Osborne
    George Osborne