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West End producer tackles 'The Girls'

West End producer David Pugh has had countless successes in his long career in the theatre, from putting Daniel Radcliffe on stage in the controversial Equus to the reincarnation of Morecambe and Wise in The Play what I wrote.

Now though he's concentrating on The Girls, a musical based of course on the ladies of Rylstone WI. It's written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth and opens in November at Leeds Grand.

He spoke to ITV Calendar earlier.

Calendar viewers celebrate National Dog Day

It's National Dog Day and Calendar viewers have been posting pics of their four legged friends on our Facebook page and telling us what makes them special. Here's just some of the contributions we've had, but you can see even more here.

Shelly Hardwick: Our gorgeous border collie cross, Bane. Super intelligent, will sit, stay, high give, speak, sit 'pretty' and lots of other things to earn a treat, but we cant seem to get him to stop eating the post! He also doesn't seem to realise that he is a bit big for sitting on knees!!
Jane Shepherd: They're just so cheeky x
Grace McHale: My little Lady loves Ice Cream!
Sarah Coffey: My beautiful staffie, Buster. We have had him since he was 9wks old and he's now 12yrs young he's the best companion so loving and gentle he's epileptic but that doesn't stop him running round like a puppy really couldn't wish for a better dog
Helen Young, Ilkley: My two doggies Herbie & Lottie sharing the love, only had for a couple of years couldn't imagine the house without them.
Jasmine Fretwell-Parker: Coming Home to a heard of wagging tails!
Kelly Sales:Meet Lola and her 6 puppies. Lola had her baby's 4weeks ago delivered by c-section all doing great
Emily Kerr: Humphrey always has a big grin on his face and loves going out for a run with me.


Half a million people at high risk of developing diabetes

Being overweight can contribute to risk of developing type two diabetes Credit: Press Association

Almost half a million people in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are at high risk of developing type two diabetes, according to new figures from Public Health England.

The authority says people need to be supported to lose weight, exercise regularly and eat healthily to reduce the likelihood of developing the disease.


Which direction next for the 1D boys?

One Direction look set to split next year Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Over five years they have played 325 gigs to around 7.5 million fans, but now One Direction are said to be going their separate ways after the release of their fifth album next March.

The band's final performance looks set to take place in Sheffield. Adam Fowler went to gauge reaction in the city of steel.

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