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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Headlines on Thursday 14 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learnt today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    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 morning...

    1. You can't cheat when it comes to prize heifers
    2. Some people ride bikes... but some people really do ride bikes
    3. Putting a new sign on a new building gets people all excited.
    4. Life's so much easier when your main rival fractures his elbow
    5. Skippy is alive and well and living in Huddersfield. What's that Skip? It's time to go?

    See you tomorrow!

  2. Who ya gonna call?

    You might have seen lots of promotion recently for the new Ghostbusters film.

    This replica of Ecto1 from the original films was causing a lot of interest in the Trinity Centre in Leeds this lunchtime...

    Ecto _1
  3. Weather: Dry night ahead with some cloud

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Dry with clear periods, although cloud amounts will increase later. Minimum temperature 9C (48F). Light southwest wind.   


    Tomorrow it'll be mostly cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain spreading east through the morning: becoming mostly dry and a little brighter though the afternoon. Maximum temperature 19C (66F). 

  4. Multiple cars vandalised in Halifax

    Nineteen cars cars have been damaged by vandals in Halifax.

    The vehicles had their windows broken in the Pellon Lane area of the town on Monday, shortly after midnight.

    Pellon Lane
    Quote Message: We've had a large number of reports of criminal damage - and I would appeal to anyone else who has been a victim but not yet come forward to report it to us." from Insp Colin Skeath West Yorkshire Police
    Insp Colin SkeathWest Yorkshire Police
  5. From London to Rio, the Yorkshire cyclists on their way to Rio

    A team of cyclists who are riding from London to Rio, in time for the Olympics in tribute to the late Jane Tomlinson, have reached the half way stage.

    The journey is 3,000 miles long, the team are now in Lisbon having been on the road for 17 days.


    The team, which includes Jane’s husband Mike, will now face a further 1,600 miles across Brazil, to finish in Rio de Janeiro, in just 20 days. 

    The epic challenge comes exactly 10 years after the late amateur athlete Jane Tomlinson CBE embarked on her 4,200 mile ride across America.

  6. Have you seen the Huddersfield Wallaby?

    If you live in Huddersfield, keep an eye out for this little fella.

    Dave Beaumont spotted this Wallaby in fields behind his house in Slaithwaite at 06:30 this morning.

    Any ideas where it might have come from?

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    Video caption: Dave Beaumont spotted this Wallaby in Huddersfield
  7. Watch: Milestone in Victoria Gate development - time lapse

    The huge new Victoria Gate development is due to open in the next few months, today saw a milestone, in that the sign for the new John Lewis was put up.

    Here, you can see it all in a nice time lapse video we made!

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    Video caption: Time lapse of the new John Lewis sign
  8. West Yorkshire Police officer up for bravery award

    Lovely clip of PC Sean Cannon, from West Yorkshire Police, who saved a family from a house fire.

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  9. Weather: Dry and warm afternoon ahead

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon it'll be mostly dry with sunny spells, just a small chance of catching an isolated shower. Maximum temperature 20C (68F).

  10. Robot ping pong machine at Leeds' Corn Exchange

    Fancy taking on a robot at table tennis?

    Who wouldn't right? I find this video slightly memorising..

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  11. The top seven things Theresa May MUST do for Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Post

    Theresa May comes to office just over a year after the Conservatives made a series of pledges to Yorkshire to help win a string of marginal seats.

    Theresa May
  12. Bus dispute: Union meeting next week to decide if ballot goes ahead

    The Unite union have just clarified they will be meeting next week to discuss their ongoing disputes with First Group 

    Regional officer Steve Clark told the BBC that if the issues are not resolved then members may be balloted for industrial action, including a possible strike as early as the following week.


    He estimated that union members accounted for about 90% of the workforce in Bradford, Doncaster, Halifax, Huddersfield, Rotherham, Sheffield and York.

  13. Injury clears path for Brownlees Olympic success

    Leeds' Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have had their hopes of taking triathlon gold and silver at the Rio Olympics boosted.

    Brownlee brothers

    News has just come through that their main rival Javier Gomez has withdrawn. 

    The Spaniard, who split the brothers to finish second in London four years ago and has won the world title for the last three years, has fractured his elbow in training.   

  14. Bramley Baths closed until weekend

    If you live in Bramley and you were planning on going for an after work dip, bad news I'm afraid.

    The swimming pool is closed until Saturday 16 July because of repairs to the roof, according to their Facebook page

    The gym, steam room and all classes in the Studio are operating as usual.  

    Bramley baths
  15. Elderly driver hurt as car crashes into house in Wakefield

    A driver's been taken to hospital after her car ploughed into a house in Wakefield. 

    The elderly woman was released from the wreckage after the collision in Woolgreaves Drive at Sandal. 

    The occupant of the house was unhurt.

  16. Further bus strikes on the horizon

    About 4,000 bus workers for First Group across Yorkshire will be voting on whether they should take industrial action over pay and conditions.

    Leeds has already seen a series of strikes in recent months, but this new vote could see drivers and staff across the whole region stage a walk-out.


    The affected areas will include Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and York.

    Interestingly, the union behind the possible action hasn't included Leeds on that list.

    Quote Message: There is a feeling that the uncertainty caused by last month's Brexit vote has encouraged management to take advantage of the current situation to roll back on pay and conditions. If that is the case, First Group will have a real battle on its hands." from Steve Clark Unite Regional Officer
    Steve ClarkUnite Regional Officer

    We've asked First Group for their reaction and will update you as soon as they get back to us.  

  17. Exhibitor barred from Great Yorkshire Show for tampering with cattle

    Organisers of the the Great Yorkshire Show have confirmed a dairy cattle exhibitor has been banned from the event for three years following an incident of tampering with an animal. 


    The Yorkshire Agricultural Society says the case breaches the show's regulations. We understand that it had something to do with the animal's udders.