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LIVE: Wednesday 18 May 2016

LIVE: Wednesday 18 May 2016

Published at 8:37am 18th May 2016. (Updated at 7:27am 19th May 2016)

The latest news across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

5:33pm

A former law student, who took an office assistant job to fund his studies, has become Newtons Solicitors' first trainee to qualify as a solicitor.

Ryan Carter, 24, started work at the firm's Knaresborough head office in 2013, whilst studying on the part-time Legal Practice Course in York.

Newtons' staff were so impressed with his diligence that Ryan was offered the chance to become a trainee in August 2014.

Read the full story here.

Newtons Solicitors

4:17pm

Voting has now opened to name West Yorkshire's new police horse.

Over 1.000 people have submitted names, with Batley, Denby, Digley, Lotherton and Stanley making the shortlist.

Cast your vote now at www.westyorkshire.police.uk

police horse

4:05pm

Organisers of the Great Yorkshire AirFest have cancelled this year's event.

The show, which was due to take place on 2 and 3 July, has been called off following a "particularly challenging" year for the air show community.

More details here.

Great Yorkshire AirFest

3:05pm

A three-year-old child has been found in a car which was involved in a high-speed chase on the A1 between Scotch Corner and Boston Spa.

The Audi A4 travelled at speeds over 100mph, weaving in and out of traffic and onto the hard shoulder.

See the full story here.

8:55am

We'll have the latest from the Queen's Speech later.

Here's one family from Otley who'll have a special interest in what happens.

They've been campaigning for tougher sentences for criminal drivers who kill ever since 16-year-old Jamie Still was killed by a drink-driver in 2010.

Here's the full interview:

8:47am

Good morning. We'll have news updates throughout the day.

After a dry spell, most of us will be reintroduced to a thing called rain today. Check out the five-day forecast here.