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By Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's it from me, I'll be back with more of the latest goings-on in West Yorkshire tomorrow from 08:00.

    Before I go, here's five things we didn't know this morning when we woke up...

    1. We all know we live in a great place, now there's hard proof!
    2. When out buying a new ornament, be careful that it doesn't have any uranium in it...
    3. Have you seen that bird in the pub? She's only there because the beer's cheep...
    4. Leeds folk are too polite to stop dog poo on pavements
    5. If you want to declare your love for someone forever, don't invest in a padlock...

    See you tomorrow!

  2. Weather: Nice evening dry and bright morning tomorrow

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    A fine evening ahead with sunny spells. Staying dry overnight with clear spells allowing some patchy mist and fog to develop. Rurally temperatures will fall into single figures. 


    A dry and bright day tomorrow with plenty of sunny spells, especially during the morning. Cloud increasing during the afternoon with a little light rain possible across the hills later.Maximum temperature of 21C (70F).

  3. Military Wives choir to come to Bradford

    Military Wives choirs from around Yorkshire are taking to the stage in Bradford later this year as part of their Christmas tour. 

    Military Wives

    The choirs based in York, Dishforth and Leeming will perform at Bradford Cathedral in November. 

    The choirs are made up of wives and partners of servicemen and women - and have had two number one singles.  

  4. Who's your local sporting Unsung Hero?


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    Video caption: Time for you to decide who will follow Paul Jubb

    In case you missed it earlier, today we're launching the search for Yorkshire's BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for 2016.

    Watch the video above to see Paul Bennett from Leeds - part of the gold-medal-winning men's eight at the Rio Olympics - join Ed Clancy in the call for you to send in your nominations.

    Then find out how you can get involved here.

  5. Strictly Come Dancing celebrities at red carpet launch

    The 15 contestants taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing, including former West Yorkshire MP Ed Balls, have stepped out on the red carpet for the official launch of the show.  

    Ed Balls

    Mr Balls also posed with model Daisy Lowe, as the stars prepared to dance in the first show of the series, to be broadcast on Saturday.   

    Quote Message: Tomorrow we find out our professional dance partners - mine is going to need a lot of patience..." from Ed Balls Twitter
    Ed BallsTwitter
  6. Move over Brownlee brothers, Sarah's coming for you!

    Meet Sarah Dransfield, she's a 21-year-old from Huddersfield who is going to be taking part in a 5,848-mile triathlon!

    Sarah, who had her right leg amputated when she was 16, is doing it to raise money for The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.

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    Video caption: Amputee Sarah Dransfield will be taking part in a 5,848 mile triathlon
  7. TV presenter being treated at St. James Hospital in Leeds

    TV presenter Charlie Webster, who contracted malaria in Brazil, is back in the UK and being treated at St James's Hospital in Leeds.

    Charlie Webster

    The 33-year-old, who's from Sheffield, fell ill during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. 

    She'd just completed a 3,000-mile charity bike ride in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. 

    Her condition is described as "serious but stable".  

  8. West Yorkshire Police deal with '1,000 more calls a day' over the summer

    West Yorkshire Police has been dealing with a big increase in the number of calls to its 999 emergency and 101 non-emergency numbers over the summer.

    Tom Donohoe, head of the force's customer contact centre, said: “Since about May demand has picked up and is actually about 21% over what we normally anticipate – so that can be about 1,000 more calls a day.

    “A mix of alcohol and hot weather means a lot of anti-social behaviour  calls.”

    Police call centre

    The force has recruited 46 new call handlers to ease the pressure. 

    But they're also asking us to avoid calling the 101 non-emergency number between 16:00 and 19:00 because demand is so high.

  9. Leeds love locks: Statement from the council

    "Love locks" are to be removed from a bridge in Leeds amid concerns they could cause damage.

    The padlocks, inscribed with the names of people, usually couples, have been fastened to the Centenary Bridge.

    In 2014, part of the Pont Des Arts bridge in Paris collapsed under the weight of thousands of padlocks attached to a parapet.  

    Love locks
    Quote Message: A small number of 'love locks' began appearing on Centenary Bridge in 2013 but recently they have appeared in much larger numbers and have started to become a cause for concern. After careful consideration it has been concluded that in order to avoid any future safety or maintenance issues they should be removed." from Leeds City Council
    Leeds City Council
  10. Watch: The Ilkley bowling club that excludes women

    Ilkley Bowling Club is causing a stir in the town, because it excludes women from its bar area every weekday, Monday to Thursday. 

    They're only allowed in after 17:00 on a Friday and at weekends. This has upset a few women in the area.

    Just to be clear, this isn't against the law - a private members' club can set its own rules about who's eligible and who's not.

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    Video caption: The Ilkley Bowling club that limits when women can be there
  11. Is Leeds too 'British' to tackle the dog poo problem?

    Is dog poo on the streets one of your biggest bugbears? Well it turns out that 59% of people in Leeds feel the same.

    Dog Poo

    A survey by the Dogs Trust has found that 20% of people they talked to come across dog muck in the city at least once a day and say the city may simply be "too polite and British" to tackle the problem. 

    Believe it or not just under 10% of us have even admitted picking up poo from a stranger's pooch. Hats off to you if you do that. 

  12. Woman pulled from car and robbed by five men in 'nasty' attack

    A woman in Huddersfield has been robbed in her own car by five men who followed her into a pub car park and pulled her from her vehicle.

    Kaye Arms

    The woman was driving along Wakefield Road last night when she saw a green Nissan Terrano driving erratically behind her. 

    She then pulled into the car park of the Kaye Arms and the Nissan followed her. The five men, who were wearing balaclavas, then pulled her out of the vehicle and stole jewellery from her before driving off along Wakefield Road.

    The car was abandoned and the suspects fled through nearby woods and onto the Morrisons car park in nearby Waterloo. The woman was left with minor injuries.

    Quote Message: This was a particularly nasty attack on a woman simply going about her daily business. It was also committed in broad daylight in a busy area. I am confident people will have seen either the incident itself in the pub car park or the vehicle being abandoned a few miles away. from Det Sgt Scott Hartley West Yorkshire Police
    Det Sgt Scott HartleyWest Yorkshire Police