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Summary

  1. Men who left mum and toddler in crash wreck sought by police
  2. Man seriously injured in Halifax street attack
  3. Waste burning at Huddersfield tip 'non-hazardous'
  4. Nicola Adams reaches Olympic women's flyweight final
  5. Exhibition opens to mark Low Moor factory tragedy
  6. Live updates on Friday 19 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Julia Bryson and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learnt today

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Thanks for joining us for today's live coverage. We'll be back on Monday from 08:00.

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

    Meanwhile, there's been a fair few collisions due to the rain, especially on the M62 today, so have a safe trip home if you're on the roads.  

    Road
  2. Evening weather: Wet start, dry later

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    A wet start to the evening but the rain will gradually clear northwards with most of the night dry

    Showery rain returning by morning with a strengthening wind. 

    Minimum temperature of 14C (57F). 

    A windy and unsettled day tomorrow with the risk of gales. 

    A showery day too, some of which could be heavy and thundery but some drier, brighter spells at times. A maximum temperature of 20C (68F)

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  3. Follow the Calderdale Film Trail

    Here's one for the movie buffs among you.

    You probably know about TV Shows like Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley both of which were filmed with the beautiful backdrop of the Calder Valley.

    But what about the other films and programmes shot in Calderdale?

    Well if you fancy seeing the area with the movies in mind, try out this brilliant Calderdale Film Trail which tells you where iconic films like Brassed Off and the new Swallows and Amazons were shot.

    The guide includes a 1979 film starring Richard Gere (below) and a movie starring Ray Winstone from 1999.

    Richard Gere
  4. Driving in Leeds tonight? You need to know about this

    Here's your advance warning: 

    There'll be a lane closed due to roadworks during the night on A58(M) Woodhouse Tunnel Westbound between A64(M)/A58 Clay Pit Lane and A58(M) Inner Ring Road.

    Leeds City Council say it's on the A58M Leeds Inner Ring Road below Leeds General Infirmary and the university buildings and is due to work aimed at strengthening the walls and pier of Woodhouse Tunnel. 

    It'll be closed between 19:00 and 06:00 on Saturday.

  5. Police identify person responsible for Sikh hate incident in Bradford

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Police say they have identified the person responsible for a "hate incident" involving the the Guru Granth Sahib Ji - the central religious scripture of Sikhism.

    The scriptures were thrown out of a van over the locked gates of Guru Gobind Singh Gudwara in the Barkerend area of Bradford.

    Senior police officers from Bradford have today attended a meeting to speak with the Sikh community about the incident and said they had identified the person responsible.

    Guru Gobind Singh Gudwara

    Inquiries are now continuing into this matter.

    West Yorkshire Police said it took all hate crimes and incidents seriously and each was investigated thoroughly.

  6. Water voles are back in Yorkshire

    How much do you know about water voles? Well Ratty from The Wind in the Willows was one...that's right...he wasn't a rat.

    The National Trust has released 100 water voles into the countryside around Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales. 

    Vole numbers have dropped by almost 90% in recent decades, and they have become one of the UK's most endangered mammals. 

    It's believed to be the single biggest water vole re-introduction anywhere in the country. 

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    Video caption: Numbers have dropped by almost 90% in recent decades, and they have become one of the UK's
  7. Boxer Nicola Adams' mum says 'heart was racing' watching her daughter fight

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    If you were gripped by Leeds Boxer Nicola Adams fighting her way to another Olympic final, then spare a thought for her mum.

    Watching her daughter fight can be a nerve-wracking experience, but she does have a pretty cool lucky charm in the shape of Nicola's history making gloves.

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    Video caption: And she has a pretty impressive lucky charm
  8. Eclectic electric: An 'arresting' sight from Leeds, 1993-style

    West Yorkshire Police have been taking a trip back in time today to mark World Photography Day.

    It may be the force's first electric vehicle, but it really does look more like a milk float.

    And what was its top speed? I think we should be told...

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  9. Travel M62: Some lanes reopened around J26 after air ambulance called out

    BBC Travel

    Things should be getting back to normal as the M62 is starting to move again following a three-vehicle accident about 3pm

    One female casualty who was taken to hospital.

    At one point the whole westbound carriageway was closed, but some lanes have reopened.

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    View more on twitter
  10. Travel: M62 closed between J27 and J26 Westbound due to multi-vehicle accident

    BBC Travel

    Take caution if you're heading west on the M62.

    The motorway is closed and there's queuing traffic westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) in Gildersome and J26, M606 (Chain Bar) in Oakenshaw, because of a multi-vehicle accident and an overturned vehicle. 

    Congestion to J29, M1 (Lofthouse) and to J25, A644 (Brighouse).  

    M62 traffic
  11. Vole lotta love in Yorkshire

    Heading to the Yorkshire Dales in the next couple of weeks?

    Keep your eye out for one of these cheeky chappies (or indeed chapesses).

    Water vole

    About 100 water voles are to be released in the Yorkshire Dales.

    Ecologists from the National Trust plan to release the new colony into Malham Tarn in North Yorkshire, England's highest freshwater lake.

    It will be the first time voles have been in high Yorkshire Dales in 50 years.

    Vole numbers have dropped by almost 90% in recent decades, and they have become one of the UK's most threatened mammals.

  12. Who will star at T20 Blast Finals Day?

    BBC Sport

    T20 Blast split pic

    BBC Sport looks at the players and the form book of the four teams in Saturday's T20 Finals Day at Edgbaston - being Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Durham.

  13. Watch: Thieves crash into car carrying mum and two-year-old

    Police are trying to trace two men who left a seriously injured woman and her two-year-old daughter in the wreckage of their car after crashing into it in a stolen vehicle.

    This footage was taken from a dashcam in a lorry...

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    The stolen VW Golf was speeding along Leeds Road in Dewsbury on 12 July when it collided with a white Ssangyong Korando, which was reversing from a driveway with a 35-year-old woman and her daughter inside.

    The woman was airlifted to hospital and required treatment for serious facial injuries. Her daughter was unharmed.   

    Quote Message: Not only has the offending car been stolen, but it has been driven with such recklessness and speed it is miraculous that no one was more seriously injured. On colliding with the car, the suspects also left the scene with no regard for the occupants of the car they collided with. from PC Gavin Smith Kirklees District Police
    PC Gavin SmithKirklees District Police
  14. Huddersfield waste site fire 'could pollute River Holme'

    Fire crews are expected to spend most of today at a waste tip in Huddersfield after a major fire last night.

    The fire on Queens Mill Road in Lockwood started just after 05:30. 

    At one point about 30 firefighters were tackling the blaze. 

    The Environment Agency said the burning waste was non-hazardous, but there was a potential risk to the River Holme which was being closely monitored.

    Quote Message: Our officers are on site, assessing the potential impact on the environment, including that posed by the fire water run-off. It appears that most of the run-off is entering the foul sewer, but there is a potential risk to the nearby River Holme, so we are investigating this risk further and will consider taking protective measures, if required. from Environment Agency
    Environment Agency
    Huddersfield Fire
  15. Vigil to be held over hospital's A&E changes

    A vigil is due to be held outside Calderdale Royal Hospital tonight by protesters concerned about proposed changes to its A&E.

    Calderdale Royal Hospital

    NHS bosses want to close Huddersfield's casualty department and centralise emergency care in Halifax.

    The NHS says the change would improve care, but campaigners fear lives will be at risk.

  16. Theresa May backs Osborne's 'Northern Powerhouse'

    BBC Politics

    Theresa May has vowed to press ahead with George Osborne's "Northern Powerhouse" despite having fired him as chancellor.

    Theresa May

    In a Yorkshire Post article, the prime minister promised to "help the great cities and towns of the North pool their strengths and take on the world".

    This includes backing a bid to bring cycling's world championships to Yorkshire.

    The Northern Powerhouse is the name attached to the government's bid to create a rival economy to London and the South East in the north of England.

    It involves devolving new powers from Whitehall, improving transport links and creating new regional mayors to act as figureheads for their regions.

  17. Afternoon weather: Heavy Rain and fresh breeze

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Not great news if you're outdoors this afternoon.

    It'll be cloudy with further outbreaks of rain, some heavy, especially at first. 

    A freshening breeze and feeling cooler with a maximum temperature of about 18C (64F).

    weather graph
  18. Remembered: The day 40 people in Bradford were killed

    An exhibition to mark the centenary of a Bradford munitions factory tragedy which saw 40 people killed has opened in the city.

    An explosion ripped through the Low Moor Munitions Company, New Works Road, on 21 August 1916, with the resulting fire triggering further explosions.

    Funeral procession

    The site produced picric acid to colour carpets, but was converted into a munitions factory during World War One.

    The exhibition, at Bradford City Hall, contains medals awarded to firefighters and items from a destroyed fire engine.

  19. Bantams face Coventry City this weekend

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Bradford City captain Tony McMahon will face his old boss Tony Mowbray this weekend, as the Bantams host Coventry City.

    Tony McMahon

    McMahon played under Mowbray when the pair were at Middlesbrough, but insists it's just a case of business as usual for Stuart McCall's side.

    "It's like MK Dons, they will be a passing team and they'll look to play from the back. That's how Tony Mowbray sets up, he likes his teams to pass it nicely. We just worry about ourselves," he said.