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  1. Live updates on Tuesday 3 May 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Wednesday

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By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

That's the end of our live service for today. 

I'll be back from 07:00 tomorrow with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the county. 

Let's finish with a montage of some of today's highlights: a sonic boom, wonderful Weather Watcher pictures, the hunt for a new Maypole at Ryedale Folk Museum and a superior Tour de Yorkshire effort.

Montage of local live from Tuesday

Listen live: Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire

BBC Sport

Yorkshire are in action right now on day three of their County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

You can listen live to the match right here and get all the latest with our live scorecard.

Traffic and Travel: Maison Dieu in Richmond currently closed

BBC Travel

The B6271 Maison Dieu in Richmond is currently closed in both directions between The Avenue junction and the Cross Lanes junction, because of accident investigation work. 

Police are on the scene directing traffic.  

Richmond map

Listen: Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves!

Jonathan Cowap

BBC Radio York, Mid Morning Show

It seems that the "Bank of Mum and Dad" isn't a myth, it's now one of the country's largest mortgage lenders.

It's expected parents in the UK will hand over £5bn this year to help their children onto the housing ladder, and according to new research, more than half will be as a gift.

Vanessa Cameron, who lives in Harrogate, runs a company called Qwiddle, a free online piggy bank which is designed to help children learn good habits.

She told me children are never too young to learn about being sensible with money.

Lewis Turner injury 'big blow' for Harrogate Town - Weaver

BBC Sport

Harrogate Town are keeping an eye on defender Lewis Turner ahead of tomorrow's play-off game against AFC Fylde.

He came off in the win against Corby at the weekend, and manager Simon Weaver has told BBC Radio York Sport that it's a worry. 

"He came off after a recurrence of the injury. He's a big doubt for Wednesday and that's a big blow for us," he says.

Weather Watchers: They call it Mellow Yellow

BBC Weather Watchers

Our BBC Weather Watchers have been capturing signs of spring across North Yorkshire.

Thanks to these from Gary Gimmick (left) with his pic of Clifton in York and to Jojo for her Hambleton field of yellow.

Weather Watchers

Analysis: So just what is a sonic boom?

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

North Yorkshire woke up to chatter about two enormous bangs heard last night.

They turned out to be sonic booms from RAF jets, but what is a sonic boom?

Julian Bray is an aviation security expert, so he should know! Click here for his simple explanation:

North Yorkshire Police chief wants to 'make a difference' in South Yorkshire

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York, News

North Yorkshire's Chief Constable Dave Jones has been speaking about his temporary appointment as the new man in charge of South Yorkshire Police.

He takes over after the suspension of South Yorkshire police chief David Crompton, who was suspended for his handling of the Hillsborough inquests.

South Yorkshire Police Chief, Dave Crompton

Chief Constable Dave Jones says he joined the police service to make a difference and to keep people safe, and that will be his focus at South Yorkshire Police.

First and foremost, I will engage with those communities both inside and outside of South Yorkshire who have been let down by the police service."

Dave JonesChief Constable, North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire's weather: A generally sunny and dry afternoon

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will see sunny spells and isolated showers, these in the west with eastern areas dry. Maximum temperature 13C (55F). Moderate westerly wind.


Headlines: North Yorks police chief takes over South Yorkshire force and loud bangs heard over Yorkshire were sonic booms

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our Newsroom in York so far this morning include:

Police chief welcomes North Yorkshire top officer's new role

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York, News

More on the news of North Yorkshire's Chief Constable taking temporary command of the embattled South Yorkshire force.

The appointment follows the suspension of South Yorkshire Police Chief, Dave Crompton, over his handling of the fallout from the Hillsborough inquests.

Doctor Alan Billings, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire says he is confident the force can now move forward:

I welcome Chief Constable Dave Jones and I am confident that he will be able to move the force forward to a position where trust and confidence in the force can begin to be restored."

BreakingNorth Yorkshire Police Chief to take over command of South Yorkshire Police

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police is temporarily taking over the command of the beleaguered South Yorkshire force.

It follows the suspension of South Yorkshire Police Chief David Crompton over his handling of the fallout from the Hillsborough inquests.

dave Jones

North Yorkshire Chief Constable Dave Jones (pictured) will be based at South Yorkshire Police's Headquarters in Sheffield and will work as part of a leadership team that includes Deputy Chief Constable Dawn Copley. 

She stood down as acting Chief Constable after just a day in the job last week. 

Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick becomes temporary Chief Constable in North Yorkshire.

Listen: Sonic boom blast in Yorkshire

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

We've been hearing reaction today to the news that loud bangs heard in parts of Yorkshire last night were sonic booms from Typhoon jets scrambled to identify "an unresponsive civilian aircraft".

We've been hoping somebody had recorded the very moment it happened, and here it is as it was heard in Tadcaster at about 21:50 last night:

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York City Knights reach first cup final

Sharon Shortle

BBC Radio York, Sport

York City Knights are through to their first cup final since the club reformed in 2002. 

They beat University of Gloucestershire All Golds 58-14 in the semi final of the iProSport Cup. 

They'll meet Keighley in the final at the end of the month and tickets for that match go on sale today.

York City Knights

The last time a professional rugby league team from York reached a final was in 1978 in the Yorkshire Cup Final, when York RL (later known as the Wasps) lost to Bradford Northern 18-8.

Appeal to trace man in connection with North Yorkshire burglaries

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York, News

Police are today renewing their appeal to trace a 38-year-old man who they want to speak to in connection with burglaries in the York and Ryedale areas.

Matthew Peter Shipman (pictured) is originally from the Nottingham area but frequently moves around the country. 

Matthew Peter Shipman
North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police want to speak to him in connection with several burglaries that took place in January this year.

Anyone who recognises him or knows his whereabouts is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police.

Traffic and travel update: A64 delays resolved

It looks like things are getting back to normal on the A64 after earlier problems.

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Just where do you buy a maypole? Ryedale Folk Museum's on the lookout

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Staff at Ryedale Folk Museum are appealing for help in finding a new maypole after theirs was deemed too wobbly to dance around.

Kirsty Holtby from the museum told me the full story:

Tour de Yorkshire: Over two million brave the weird weather

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Seems like the big race over the weekend was a truly spectacular success.

View more on twitter
Tour de Yorkshire

Headlines: Louds bangs explained, pupils 'strike' and student pilot deaths

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York, News

The latest headlines from our Newsroom in York so far this morning include:

Traffic and Travel: Micklegate and Blossom Street in York slow at the moment

BBC Travel

Blossom Street in York is busy but moving inbound at the Micklegate Bar junction in York (A1036) and just up the road The Mount is busy but moving inbound at the A59 Dalton Terrace junction.

Blossom st

Weather Watchers: A picture paints a thousand words

BBC Weather Watchers

North Yorkshire is looking beautiful again today and our BBC Weather Watchers have been quick to capture it in photographic form.

Thanks go to Mrs Shel for the Bluebells in Kirkham (top left) to Barleys Green (top right) for a serene shot of Thirsk, to Rambling Rose (bottom left) for those wonderful drystone walls in Grassington and to Labradourlass (bottom right)  for an early morning snap of historic Coxwold. 

Weather Watchers

Tour de Yorkshire: A picture which towers above all others!

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Neil Wilson for this fantastic pic showing the result of the endeavours by All Saints Church in Kirbymoorside to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire over the weekend.

If you can beat this, send your pics in via Twitter, Facebook or email.

Kirbymoorside All saints

Weather: A chilly start, but dry and sunny too

BBC Weather

What's today's weather going to be like in North Yorkshire?

Here's Owain Wyn Evans with the full forecast.

Listen: Injured North Yorkshire serviceman on his time in Gareth Malone 'misfits' choir

Georgey Spanswick

BBC Radio York Breakfast Show

Over the last few years, Gareth Malone has assembled choirs of children, firefighters, postmen and, most famously, military wives, who went on to claim the Christmas number one slot. 

Now he's continuing the military theme, putting together a choir of wounded ex-servicemen and women, ready to perform at the opening of the Invictus Games.

One of the choir members is Andy Mudd from Cawood. Twenty six years ago a bomb exploded under his car.

Click here to listen to his moving and powerful story:

Traffic and Travel: Copmanthorpe latest - One lane blocked on A64

BBC Travel

There's queuing traffic and one lane blocked on the A64 westbound at Bilbrough, between Bilbrough Top and the A659 junction at Catterton, because of an accident involving a van.

Traffic and Travel: Very slow traffic around Copmanthorpe near York

BBC Travel

We're getting reports of very slow moving traffic on the A64 near Copmanthorpe.

We'll tell you more as soon as we can.

Tour de Yorkshire: Above the clouds at Sutton Bank

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

It's not every day you get to photograph a helicopter in flight from above!

Look at this great pic of the Tour de Yorkshire riders as they arrive at the foot of Sutton Bank on Sunday. Thanks to Jess Clark for sending this in.

Sutton bank

I'd love to see your photographs of the big race. You can get in touch via Twitter,Facebook or email.

Northallerton-Middlesbrough hospital bus may be scrapped

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York, News

A bus between hospitals in Northallerton and Middlesbrough could be scrapped to help save millions of pounds. 

The bus was introduced to take people between the Friarage and James Cook Hospital when maternity services in Northallerton were downgraded.

Friarage hospital

The local Clinical Commissioning Group, which pays for health services, says it has to prioritise core health services and that the bus costs the same as 15 knee or hip replacements.

No decision has been made yet, but  today is the start of a consultation asking patients what they think of the service. 

Big bang theories: 'It was like a bomb had dropped'

Georgey Spanswick

BBC Radio York Breakfast Show

Were you one of the many people in North Yorkshire shaken by two loud bangs last night?

They were sonic booms from RAF fighter jets, scrambled to escort an Air France passenger plane which had suffered a radio communication failure.

Here are some of the stories we've heard this morning on BBC Radio York.

Tour de Yorkshire 'has world's best fans'

BBC Sport

Yorkshire is "fast becoming the heartland of cycling", according to the director of the Tour de France.

Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough

More than two million spectators watched the three-day Tour de Yorkshire at the weekend, won by Thomas Voeckler.

Christian Prudhomme said: "The Tour de Yorkshire is on the podium for being one of the best bike races in the world and for me the best public for cycling in the world."

Frenchman Voeckler said the crowd "makes me want to come back next year".

Headlines: York schoolchildren 'strike', hospital bus may be scrapped and things go bump in the night

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The headlines from our newsroom in York so far this morning include:

May blooms and sonic booms in North Yorkshire

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

This morning everyone seems to be talking about two huge noises which shook houses and woke people in North Yorkshire last night.

People reported hearing what sounded like two loud explosions.

It turned out the noises were caused by RAF Typhoon jets scrambled to an Air France aircraft which had a communication problem.

Did you hear them? Get in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook or email and tell us your story.

Typhoon jets
Getty Images

Traffic and Travel: So far so good in North Yorkshire

BBC Travel

If you're in the Tadcaster area remember there's still disruption to be aware of because of repairs to the A659 River Wharfe Bridge.

Other than that, things are running smoothly across the county at the moment. If we hear any different, we'll let you know.

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

I'll be with you until 14:30 with all the latest news, travel and weather from across North Yorkshire.

It's Tuesday, but it feels like a Monday, so that's a good start and what a difference a (few) days make. 

Here's Clarence Gardens in York this morning, a sunny beautiful May day just a few days after the April snow and hail.

Clarence Gardens

I'd love to hear your stories and see your pictures. You can get in touch by email, Twitter or Facebook.