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  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 11 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's it from me for today, I'll return tomorrow morning from 08:00 with more.

    Until then, here are five things we didn't know this morning:

    1. We're good at the old Olympics around these parts
    2. Sometimes things really do work out for the better.
    3. International pop star Zayn Malik and top magician Dynamo have made a return to Bradford.
    4. You should probably think about your company name if you're planning on breaking the rules on minimum wage.
    5. Why is it weird to have a cardboard cut-out of your son hanging around your house? That's not weird. Not odd at all.

    See you tomorrow!

  2. MP sends his thoughts to family of A646 crash victim

    This afternoon we've been bringing you the news that a man in his 20s has died after an apparent crash on the A646 between Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge.

    Police say that his body could have been there for up to 24 hours.

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  3. Weather: Mostly dry overnight windy tomorrow

    Variable cloud overnight with largely dry conditions. There will always be thicker cloud in the west with a little drizzle for the hills. Gusty winds with minimum temperature of 15C (59F).


    A windy start tomorrow with a gusty breeze. Fine and dry with sunny spells developing. A maximum temperature of 20C (68F)   

  4. Leeds doctor killed in Lake District crash

    BBC Radio Leeds

    A cylist who died yesterday in the Lake District has been identified as 59-year-old Dr Simon Newell from Leeds. 

    It is believed that he fell off his bike on the Newlands Pass, but police are continuing to investigate the collision. 

    His family say he'd been going to Cumbria area to enjoy the mountains for over 30 years and planned to retire there with his wife. 

  5. New Victoria Gate shopping centre 'not unlike Trinity'

    More than 100 products made by Yorkshire companies are going to be sold at the new John Lewis store in Leeds. 

    The department store is part of the new Victoria Gate shopping centre, which opens in October. 

    Eleven firms - within thirty miles of Leeds - have been chosen to be part of this trial. 

    Here's a sneaky look around the semi-complete complex. 


    BBC Look North reporter Spencer Stokes has been to look around it today, he says that it's "not unlike Trinity". What do you think

    Victoria Gate
    Victoria gate
  6. Armed robbery in Huddersfield

    A man was robbed at gun point as he got out of his car near his home in Huddersfield.

    Police are looking for two men in connection with the incident, which happened at about 23:30 on Tuesday in Lockwood.

    North Street, Lockwood
    Image caption: North Street, Lockwood

    The victim was approached by a man who demanded money and pointed what he thought was a handgun at him. He handed over a bag which had £1000 and a mobile phone in it.

    A second man was standing nearby as a lookout and they both ran away through a garden on North Street. 

    Quote Message: This was a terrifying incident for the victim who was threatened with what is believed to be a handgun. Thankfully he was not injured during his ordeal, but is very shaken up." from Det Const Kris Roberts West Yorkshire Police
    Det Const Kris RobertsWest Yorkshire Police
  7. Travel update: A646 remains closed

    The A646 between Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge remains closed after the earlier incident in which a man in his 20s died.

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  8. Death threats for company of Wakefield lorry driver

    Death threats have been received by a transport company over its failure to pay for the repatriation of a Wakefield lorry driver who died in Italy.  

    Paul Stanyard was driving from Greece to Italy when he was found dead in his cab. He died from natural causes, but wasn't covered by insurance.

    Paul Stanyard

    It led to a fundraising campaign by Mr Stanyard's family and friends to bring his body back to the UK. The Great Yarmouth-based transport firm's insurance covered the cost of bringing his vehicle back but not his body.

    The boss of the company has apologised to the family, saying it was never the company's intention to let them down. 

    Matthews HAulage
    Quote Message: We have received death threats as a family and our employees have been told to seek work elsewhere... we could have handled things better, we should have handled things better and I do feel the death threats are unjust." from Jonathan Matthews Director, Matthews International Transport
    Jonathan MatthewsDirector, Matthews International Transport
  9. Watch: Jack Laugher's dad - 'I get too nervous so I stayed at home'

    Yorkshire's celebrating after two Leeds divers won gold at the Olympics. 

    Jack Laugher and Chris Mears have made history winning Britain's first ever Olympic diving title. Tonight Leeds Civic Hall will turn gold in honour of Jack and Chris and the the number 36 bus route is going to be named after Jack.

    Jack's dad David says he didn't want to travel to Rio 2016 because he was worried about affecting Jack's performance.

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    Video caption: Jack Laugher's dad, David says his nerves may have put Jack off
  10. Wanted: New home for Mia, rescue kitten with enormous paws

    Yorkshire Post

    Cat lovers have been asked to cheer on a rescue kitten born with abnormally short front legs and huge paws as she searches for her forever home.

  11. Burglar jailed over crime spree at school, clubs and chemist

    Wakefield Express

    A burglar who targeted a school, a rugby club, a conservative club and his local chemist has been sent to prison.

    Terence Link
  12. Yorkshire's number 29 in the world...

    I know it's a little early to be doing the whole "If Yorkshire was a country we'd be number xx in the medals table" thing. But...

    If Yorkshire was a country we'd be number 29 in the medals table, ahead of places like  North Korea and Canada!

    Medals Table
  13. Watch: Body of crash victim could have been at scene for over 24 hours

    The body of a man who died after crashing his motorcycle between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd could have been there since yesterday morning according to West Yorkshire Police.

    The investigation into the crash means that the A646 is expected to remain closed until about 16:00 this afternoon.

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  14. Batley Bulldogs: Prop agrees move to Wakefield Wildcats

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Super League side Wakefield have signed Batley prop Keegan Hirst on a one-year deal starting from next season.  

    Keegan Hirst

    Hirst, who became the first British rugby league player to come out as gay in August 2015, has scored two tries in 26 games for Bulldogs this season to help them reach the qualifiers.

    The 28-year-old has previously played for Hunslet, Dewsbury and Featherstone.

  15. Man dies following crash on A646

    More now on the man that has died following a crash on the A646 between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.


    The police have just released this statement:

    Quote Message: At this moment in time we're investigating a single vehicle fatality. It's believed a motorcycle has left the road in the early hours of this morning. The road has been closed since 11:30. He's a local man in his early 20s. At this moment in time I can't give any further information. from Sgt Andrew Gudgeon West Yorkshire Police
    Sgt Andrew GudgeonWest Yorkshire Police
  16. BreakingMan dies following crash near Myltholmroyd

    A man in his early 20s has died following a crash this morning on the A646 between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.

    We'll bring you more as we get it

  17. Travel update: A646 between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd closed

    And advice from West Yorkshire Police that the A646 between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd will remain closed for some time...  

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  18. Travel update: A646 between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd closed

    The A646 between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd is currently closed because of an accident involving a motorcyclist.

    Here are the latest pictures from the scene..

  19. Travel update: Advice for bus travellers in Calderdale following A646 crash

    BBC Travel

    A crash on the A646 in the Hebden Bridge/Mytholmroyd area is causing a lot of delays in the area today.

    Here's some advice from First Bus...

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