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By Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's it from us for today, I'll be back next week for more news, sport, weather and travel from West Yorkshire. Set your alarm for 08:00 on Tuesday...

    But before we all relax into our bank holiday weekends, here's five things we didn't know this morning.

    1. It's wellies or nothing at this years Leeds fest.
    2. Worried about further bus strikes in Leeds? No worries, they're not happening!
    3. All it takes is one Olympic gold medal and the whole place downs tools...
    4. If you loved Happy Valley, great news, it's coming back!
    5. As far as sick notes go, this one's pretty special.

    See you next week!

    Leeds Festival
  2. Weather: Dry night danger of rain later

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Overnight, things should stay dry with long clear periods and a risk of some isolated mist and fog patches developing by dawn. Lows of 13C (55F). 


    Tomorrow looks to get off to a decent start but things will cloud over from the south before some showery, perhaps thundery outbreaks of rain spreading north. A yellow warning for rain has been issued by the MET Office from 11:00 on Saturday until 09:00 on Sunday. 

  3. Leeds West Indian Carnival brings financial boost

    Leeds West Indian Carnival is worth millions to the city's economy.

    Now in its 49th year, the event could be worth more than £3m to the city this year.

    Whether it's hotel rooms, cafes or bars many businesses in Leeds benefit from a carnival effect.

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    Video caption: The Leeds West Indian Carnival offers a financial boost to the city.
  4. Man charged with attack on police officers

    A man from Halifax has been charged with attacking two police officers.

    Saltburn Street

    He's accused of assaulting the officers after they were called to reports of a domestic incident on Saltburn Street in the town on Tuesday night. 

    The 23-year-old will appear before magistrates next month.  

  5. The big bank holiday get away in full swing

    BBC Travel

    It's the bank holiday weekend, which means fun with the family, great days out, rain and traffic jams.

    And it looks as though the traffic jams are already with us!

    You can check the latest here.

    Grey boxes: Normal congestion

    Orange boxes: Congestion because of roadworks or an accident

    Red boxes: Lane or road closed or severe queues

    Bank holiday traffic
  6. Appeal over stolen watches

    A watch collector has been targeted by thieves who have taken 68 watches from his collection.


    Police are appealing for information after the replica military watches (similar to those above)  were taken in a burglary at a house in Yeadon last month.   

    Quote Message: The victim bought the watches for his collection over several years and they are of huge sentimental value. They are quite distinctive and we would like to hear from anyone who has been offered such items for sale since the burglary." from Det Con Sarah Jenness West Yorkshire Police
    Det Con Sarah JennessWest Yorkshire Police
  7. Black Fox Bob has rare animal stuffed after its sad death

    Halifax Courier

    A retired farm worker from Halifax who hit the headlines last year when capturing live footage of an extremely rare black fox in his garden has ensured immortality for the cherished animal, which has since died, by having it professionally stuffed and mounted

    Black Fox
  8. Travel update: M1 one lane closed southbound J39

    BBC Travel

    We've got one lane closed on the  M1 southbound at J39 (A636 Wakefield), because of an accident involving five vehicles.  

  9. Police's dedicated festival website

    West Yorkshire Police have set up a special page dedicated to the Leeds festival.

    Leeds festival

    On there you can get the latest weather, maps on how to leave and advice on keeping your things safe, camping safely and their stance on drugs...

  10. Yorkshire beat Notts to boost title bid

    Yorkshire close to within five points of Championship leaders Middlesex by wrapping up a 305-run win over Nottinghamshire.

    Tim Bresnan
  11. Fetty Wap pulls out of Leeds Festival

    Fetty Wap's doctor has just given him the weekend off work with this sick note. He was due on the second stage today...

    Get well soon Fetty!

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  12. Search for man who may hold clues to sexual assault

    West Yorkshire Police are looking for a man who may have vital information about a sexual assault in Bradford.


    The assault happened at about 01:30 on Saturday, 13 August in Forster Square and involved a 21-year-old woman.  

    A 38-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident and remanded in custody.

  13. Happy Valley will return for a third series

    Hit BBC One TV series Happy Valley will return for a third series, according to the show's creator.

    Happy Valley

    Sally Wainwright was speaking at the Edinburgh Festival yesterday and said: "It will happen but it will be a little while. I've got some good ideas."

    The series was shot in Calderdale and has proved popular with tourists coming to see the programme's locations.

  14. Weather: Sunshine and cloud this afternoon

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    We should continue to see plenty of fine, dry weather this afternoon with broken cloud but also some good spells of sunshine. It'll feel pleasantly warm in the sun with gentle to moderate westerly winds and highs of 20C (68F).