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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 17 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Well, I'm sad to say that it's time for me to go, but don't worry too much, I'll be back tomorrow from 08:00!

    Before I ride off into the sunset, let's look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning...

    1. If you're going to have a fancy car, try not to park it inside a bus stop.
    2. West Yorkshire is a great place to live, even better if you've got ambitions to do well at the Olympics!
    3. Think you're good on a motorbike? Prepare to feel inadequate.
    4. It takes all sorts doesn't it... And that's what makes life interesting.
    5. Ed Balls.

    See you tomorrow!

    Olympians
  2. Weather: Fine evening to come

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    A fine evening with some sunshine. Overnight cloud developing. Lows of 14C (57F) 

    weather

    More cloud about tomorrow but still a dry and bright day with sunny spells. Maximum temperature of 23C (73F).    

  3. 'Legal highs' to be destroyed

    £170,000 worth of "legal highs" are being destroyed by West Yorkshire Trading Standards. 

    Legal highs

    Magistrates in Leeds have given them permission to dispose of the chemicals which were seized from four shops last May because they were on sale despite being described as things like plant food or bath crystals. 

    The drugs are technically known as 'psychoactive substances' they were banned under a new law introduced in May of this year.  

  4. Rio 2016: Alistair Brownlee 'in best shape ever'

    Leeds' Brownlee brothers will be competing in the triathlon tomorrow, and Alistair has declared himself in his best shape since London 2012.

    A  triathlete has never been able to retain an Olympic title before. But the good news is that he's the favourite to take gold.

    Alistair Brownlee

    Alistair has won plenty of races but also struggled with injury. Last August he took the decision to undergo ankle surgery in a bid to cure the problem once and for all and the gamble appears to have paid off. 

    There is no doubt both of the Brownlees were helped last month when his biggest rival, Javier Gomez, fractured his elbow in a training fall, ruling him out of the Olympics.

  5. Fatal dog attack: Post mortem carried out

    A post mortem has been carried out on the body of Huddersfield man David Ellam, who died after a dog attacked him on Monday.

    Police say that the 52-year-old died of a result of multiple injuries.

    The animal is still alive and being kept in kennels, officers say the dog will be kept there until their investigation finishes.

    David Ellam
    Quote Message: We appreciate there will be understandable concern following this tragic event. There continues to be an increased visible policing presence in the area to offer reassurance to the community, and I would urge anyone who has any concerns to speak to officers." from Det Ch Insp Mark Swift West Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Mark SwiftWest Yorkshire Police
  6. Rio 2016: GB team fail in show jumping title defence

    Great Britain's show jumpers had their hopes of retaining their Olympic team title dashed as they failed to make today's second round.

    Yorkshire's Michael and John Whitaker missed out on a top-eight spot required to progress. Michael Whitaker's horse, Cassionato, has been withdrawn from the individual competition after showing symptoms of colic.

  7. Travel update: Accident A64 eastbound in Tadcaster

    BBC Travel

    There's one lane blocked because of an accident on the A64 eastbound in Tadcaster at the A162 junction. Two vehicles are involved and there's congestion to the A659 junction.  

  8. Olympic glory starts to sink in for diver

    The reality of the amazing achievement at Rio 2016 must only just be sinking in for Jack Laugher, who trains in Leeds.

    I can imagine that his inbox might have been quite full this morning!

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  9. Weather: Is that the sun coming out?

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    As you can probably see if you're out and about, the sun is finally making an appearance, after a very cloudy morning.There's a warm and dry afternoon ahead. Highs of around 22C (70F)

    Weather
  10. Watch: riders set off on the Jo Cox way

    Riders have set off on the Jo Cox Way, a 260 mile charity bike ride to raise funds for the charities the murdered Batley and Spen MP supported.

    They set off from Batley at 10:00 and should arrive in Westminster in four days.

    Quote Message: Jo worked all her life to make a difference in the world and, at the time of her death, people were pitched against one another in political arguments. The Jo Cox Way is our tribute to her life, her beliefs and all the pockets of good work that go on up and down the UK." from Sarfraz Mian Organiser
    Sarfraz MianOrganiser

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    Video caption: Participants will pedal 260 miles to London after leaving Cleckheaton
  11. Swingers' club to be approved in Leeds?

    Car keys at the ready...

    A so-called 'swingers club' could be on the way to opening its doors in Leeds. The city council's been recommended to approve plans for the club, which would be in a warehouse in Armley. 

    Swingers club site

    The proposal, which will be debated by Leeds council next week, says the club would be somewhere for "like-minded adults to meet and potentially engage in legal sexual activities."   

  12. Travel update: Reports of an accident on A1

    It's been a quiet morning on the roads this so far, let's hope this doesn't cause too much bother. 

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  13. Watch: Silsden man to wheelie around Isle of Man TT course

    Former trials bike world champion Dougie Lampkin says he's going to attempt a 37 mile long wheelie. 

    Lampkin, who's from Silsden near Keighley, wants to ride the whole way around the Isle of Man TT course on one wheel. 

    Ha can do some pretty incredible things on a bike, have a look at this...

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    Video caption: Dougie Lampkin will travel for 37 miles on one wheel
  14. Investigation underway after gunfire in Huddersfield

    A 31-year-old man's been arrested after reports of shots being fired in Huddersfield.  

    Moor end road

    Police were called to reports of a gun being fired in the Crosland Moor area yesterday evening. 

    They say people fled the scene in a car travelling towards Dewsbury.