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  1. Live updates on Thursday 2 June 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Friday

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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, York

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

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

Let's finish today by continuing our east coast seafaring theme, with this great pic from BBC Weather Watcher Filey Pete.

Pete has snapped a dramatic and surprisingly blue-skied pic of Scarborough Castle across a rough Cayton Bay.

Cayton bay

A life on the ocean wave: Scarborough Yacht Race competitors ready to hoist sail and head for Holland

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

In just a few weeks, yachts will be jostling for position in Scarborough preparing to set off on a 200-mile race across the North Sea to Holland. 

I've been to Vincent Pier in Scarborough today where I met one of those taking part - Pete McIntyre from Scarborough Yacht Club. 


Pete told me one of the hardest aspects of the race is negotiating all the obstacles.

Look out to sea from shore and you see no obstacles, but once you're out there you've countless oil rigs to negotiate around. There are windfarms to avoid and the weather can be gale force conditions. It's a really hard race!"

Pete McIntyreScarborough Yacht Club

Scarborough Yacht Club's North Sea race looks set to break all records, with over 100 crew members taking part on yachts from as far afield as Switzerland, Norway and Holland.

Fashion on trend at 158th Great Yorkshire Show

Harrogate Informer

It may have started life more than four decades ago as a simple idea to showcase British wool, but the fashion shows at the Great Yorkshire Show now have extensive appeal. 

fashion models
Harrogate Informer

About 6,000 visitors head for the Fashion Pavilion during the three-day agricultural extravaganza to catch a glimpse of the latest trends and catwalk looks, as well as a sneak preview of the new autumn/winter collections.

Plastic notes bring whole new meaning to 'money laundering'

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

A little earlier on BBC Radio York, I spoke to coin and banknote expert Paul Woollons.

Normally when Paul appears on the show he talks about antique bank notes and coins, but today he brought in a revolutionary first: an example of the polymer notes already in use in Scotland, which will be issued in England in September. 

No need to worry about a fiver in your pocket going through the wash anymore!

Plastic fiver

While Paul was in, he also looked at this rare "Bradbury" ten shilling note sent in by a listener.

It's worth checking your pockets, apparently it's worth about £250...

Ten shilling note

York's new Lord Mayor on his punk past, cycle rickshaws and why he loves his new role

The Press

York has its first ever Green Lord Mayor. So that must mean the shiny Mayoral limo - registration number DN1 - will be mothballed for a year?

Well, no, actually. He will turn up at some events in a cycle rickshaw, promises Dave Taylor. But DN1 is the only civic vehicle big enough to carry the whole civic party to functions.

However, those hoping he might be just that little bit different won't be entirely disappointed - as you'd expect from a man once a punk bassist and who isn't above dressing as a Goth.

Dave Taylor
The Press

Delays expected near Selby as new work on bypass gets under way

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Drivers are being warned to expect months of delays around Selby as the next phase of roadworks starts at the end of June.

The work is expected to take three months to complete and will cover the stretch between the A1041 and the A19 Doncaster Road - with that section closed in both directions.


The work is the second part of a three-phase project. 

When the work on phase one was carried out last summer, there were long hold ups on both the bypass and through the town - with traders saying it had a big impact on their businesses.  

We want the people of Selby to have a bypass that is fit for purpose in the interest of the town’s economic future. The work involves deep repair and reinstatement of the carriageway, which requires a full closure of the bypass along the stretch under reconstruction."

Don MackenzieNorth Yorkshire County Councillor

North Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy afternoon but brighter later

Keeley Donovan

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

An overcast start to the afternoon in North Yorkshire, and even though it will remain fairly cloudy it should brighten up inland.

A moderate northeast breeze, stronger for the coast still. Maximum temperature of about 13C (55F).

Weather picture

Headlines: More delays on Selby Bypass and big rise in children with eating disorders

BBC Radio York

The top stories from the York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  • Drivers are warned to expect three months of further delays on the Selby Bypass as a new phase of work starts on the road at the end of the month
  • The number of young people receiving treatment for eating disorders in Yorkshire has increased by 75% in three years, new figures show
  • A Yorkshire man and his wife who were given the wrong baby by a hospital in El Salvador are allowed to return home to the US with their son

BBC Weather Watchers: Barlby's barley and a day in the Dales

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Look at these two great pics that have just been sent in by two BBC Weather Watchers.

Josie's Area sent in the artistic, windswept, shot of barley in Barlby, and Emma's Dales gave us the dramatic shot of Askrigg. I love the contrast between the bright yellow foreground and the dark, ominous background.

Weather Watchers

You can send in your own marvellous landscapes via TwitterFacebook or email.

Referendum 2016: Have your say in BBC Radio York's EU debate

Gemma Dillon

Political Reporter, BBC Radio York

In the closing days of the EU referendum campaign, on the evening of Monday 20 June, BBC Radio York will hold a special EU debate in York - and we'd like you to be part of the audience. 

The live debate will be hosted by Len Tingle, BBC Yorkshire's Political Editor, and starts at 19:00. 

EU referendum form

The debate will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio York and filmed for social media.   

You can click here to fill in a form to submit your interest in attending, and if you're successful you'll be notified via email at least 24 hours before the debate. 

The closing date for applying for tickets is Sunday 19 June.

Traffic and Travel update: A167 South Parade in Northallerton currently closed

BBC Travel

An accident has closed the A167 South Parade in Northallerton and there's slow traffic northbound between the Malpas Road junction and the A168 Thirsk Road junction.  

Watch: Singing for their fish supper...and rapping, dancing and shouting too

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Earlier I told you about diners in a chip shop in York last night experiencing dancing and singing with their cod or haddock supper.

Chip Shop The Musical has just opened in York and is performed not on a stage but in an actual fish and chip shop. 

Here's just a taste of what those tucking into their fish and chips experienced:

View more on youtube

Traffic and travel: Major delays on East Coast Main Line

BBC Travel

If you're travelling on the East Coast Main Line today, be aware that there are major problems on the route at the moment due to disruption between Grantham and Doncaster.

It's because of damage to overhead lines. 

Take a look at the latest updates from York Railway Station's live departure board.

The latest from Virgin Trains East Coast is that the line between Retford and Doncaster will be blocked until 14.00:

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Traffic and travel: Delays on A661 in Harrogate

BBC Travel

Heavy traffic's currently being reported on the A661 westbound in Harrogate between the Kestrel Roundabout and the Woodlands Pub traffic lights. Drivers are being warned to expect some delays. 

Listen: 'It's great to have David Willey back' - Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan

BBC Sport

Yorkshire are hoping to follow up their 175-run County Championship win over Lancashire with their first T20 victory of the season this evening. 

David Willey returns as a top order batsman to face Worcestershire Rapids at New Road.

He won't be used for bowling duties, though, as he continues his recovery from an abdominal injury. 

Tim Bresnan says it's great to have him back:

York's 21-gun salute to mark Queen Elizabeth's 63-year reign

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

A 21-gun salute is due to be fired by the Army in York at midday to mark 63 years since the Queen's coronation. 

The new Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Dave Taylor, will inspect the troops in the Museum Gardens.

Queen Elizabeth

By the way, did you know the 21-gun salute custom was started by the Royal Navy?

Warships used to fire their cannon out to sea until all the ammunition was gone to show they had no harmful intentions.

Watch: 'You get trapped' - Chloe's experience of anorexia

BBC Radio York

The number of young people receiving treatment for eating disorders in Yorkshire has increased by 75% in three years to more than 300, figures seen by BBC Radio York show.  

One of those affected is 19-year-old Chloe Scott from Norton near Malton. 

She developed an eating disorder when she was 16 and says it's a form of self harm:

Headlines: Big rise in number of child eating disorders in Yorkshire, Lord Mayor condemns far-right demonstrators and 12-year-old in Commentator of Year finals

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

  • An increase in the number of children in Yorkshire being treated for eating disorders is being partly put down to online peer pressure
  • York's new Lord Mayor has written a letter in this morning's York Press condemning the far-right demonstrators who held a protest in the city at the weekend
  • A 12-year-old boy from North Yorkshire is through to the finals of the BBC's first ever Young Commentator of the Year competition

Traffic and travel update: Slingsby Bank closed in both directions

BBC Travel

Slingsby Bank in Slingsby is currently closed in both directions near the B1257 Malton Road junction because of a serious accident. Police are directing traffic at the scene.

Customers 'battered' into submission as thespians dance all over the 'plaice' at York chip shop

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Customers in a York fish and chip shop might have wondered what exactly was going on last night when they sat down to eat, as the shop's owner and a rap-loving teenager pranced and danced between the tables, shouting and singing at each other.

Hopefully, before diners stormed out in a bewildered huff, they'll have realised the truth: the raucous chip shop shenanigans are all part of a new musical play.

Chip shop the musical flyer

Chip Shop The Musical has just opened in York and is performed not on a stage but in an actual fish and chip shop.

The play's protagonists shout, argue, sing and rap at each other, while parading among an audience still seated at their tables.

Dave Richards owns and runs Wackers Restaurant on Gillygate where the show is being performed, and he says it's taken quite a bit of organisation to make it work:

It's been difficult because we're quite limited with space here, but it's been a nice thing to do, especially for York. It's an honour to have been asked really."

Dave RichardsWackers Restaurant owner

We'd love to hear your stories of unusual places you've seen plays performed. You can let us know via TwitterFacebook or email.

North Yorkshire force 'mindful' of RSPB concerns over illegal bird traps caution

BBC Radio York

North Yorkshire Police says it takes all aspects of wildlife crime extremely seriously, after a man was cautioned for setting illegal traps in the Dales which kill birds of prey. 

The RSPB has questioned the severity of the punishment. 

The traps, which were set on grouse shooting land near Hawes, are called pole traps. They snap shut when a bird of prey lands on them and crush their legs. 

Pole trap

The force says it looked at all options in how to deal with the 23-year-old man, who was caught on camera setting the traps, but decided the most appropriate course of action was to give him a caution.  

The suspect went to Richmond Police Station as a voluntary attendee. He made a full and frank admission to using the illegal spring pole traps. We are mindful of the RSPB's concerns regarding the decision to issue the adult caution."

North Yorkshire Police spokesman

Jewellery belonging to the dead stolen from York funeral director's

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Jewellery belonging to people awaiting burial has been stolen from a funeral director's premises in York.

Martin Rowley, who owns Rowley and Sons in Lawrence Street, said the thief had taken a safe containing rings and other items from the offices.

Rowley & Sons Funeral directors

The items, which belonged to five people, had "little value but had great sentimental value", Mr Rowley added.

The theft happened on 19 May. Mr Rowley said he hoped his appeal now would prick the thief's conscience.

Watch: A cloudy start for North Yorkshire, brighter later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's another cloudy start to the day across Yorkshire, but we are off to a dry start with a few bright spells.

Any mist and fog along the coast and on high ground will clear, and we are likely to enjoy sunny spells this afternoon. Watch my full forecast here:

Travel update: 08:31 London Kings Cross delayed

BBC Travel

The departure board at York Railway Station is showing that the 08:31 train to London Kings Cross is running 14 minutes late. It's currently due to depart from York at 08:45.

Number of children treated for eating disorders in Yorkshire rises by 75%

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

The number of young people receiving treatment for eating disorders in Yorkshire has increased by 75% in three years to more than 300, figures seen by BBC Radio York show.

Chloe Scott

Chloe Scott (pictured) is 19 and from Norton near Malton. 

She told me she developed an eating disorder when she was 16 and says she thinks it's a form of self harm:

You punish yourself with food. It's that kind of feeling that you don't deserve the food, you don't deserve to eat, you don't deserve to live."

Chloe Scott

Sport headlines: Knights back on form, Dyson's hopes for Stockholm and Harrogate Rugby Union target new players

BBC Sport

Our latest sport headlines this morning include:

  • York City Knights bounced back from the weekend's cup disappointment with a 32-14 win over Coventry Bears in League 1, moving them up to fourth in the table
  • After a disappointing tournament at the PGA Championship last week, York golfer Simon Dyson is hoping for better form this weekend in the first round of the Nordea Masters in Stockholm 
  • Yorkshire have picked up their second County Championship win of the season, beating Lancashire by 175 runs at Headingley
  • Harrogate Rugby Union club say they're well on with recruitment for next season, with first team manager Graham Sizwick saying they've got plenty of targets to replace the players they're losing  

RSPB anger over police caution for man who set pole traps near Hawes

BBC Radio York

The RSPB has criticised North Yorkshire Police's decision to issue a caution to a man who admitted setting bird traps.

The 23-year-old man handed himself in to police after he was caught on camera setting illegal pole traps on the Mossdale Estate, near Hawes, in May.    

Pole trap

An RSPB spokesman praised the force's response, but said: "We simply do not understand the decision to issue a caution for such a serious case."

The force said it was "mindful" of the concerns and was reviewing the case.

These are dreadful barbaric devices and have no place in the 21st century. North Yorkshire has long held the unenviable reputation of the worst county in England for raptor persecution."

Bob ElliotHead of RSPB Investigations

Headlines: Child eating disorders in Yorkshire rise by 75%, York's 21-gun salute for Queen and new musical performed in unusual 'plaice'

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

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

  • An increase in the number of children in Yorkshire being treated for eating disorders is being partly put down to online peer pressure, with over 300 young people across the region receiving treatment last year
  • A 21-gun salute will be fired by the Army in York at midday to mark 63 years since the Queen's coronation
  • A musical about a fish and chip shop opens in York, with the performance taking place among customers still sitting at their tables in a real restaurant

Traffic and Travel: Heavier than usual traffic on A171 in Scarborough

BBC Travel

Things are generally looking fine on North Yorkshire's roads and rail so far this morning.

There's heavier than usual traffic on the A171 Scalby Road westbound in Scarborough, between the Whin Bank junction and The Green junction.  

Otherwise, the rest of the roads across the county all look to be running smoothly, as do the trains in and out of York Railway Station. 

You can check the departure board here.

Weather: A cloudy day, slowly brightening, although on the coast it'll stay cool

BBC Weather

Today in North Yorkshire will be overcast with some patchy drizzle, especially on the hills.

It will slowly brighten up from the west with some sunny spells developing, although coastal areas may stay rather cool and cloudy.  

Weather graphic

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

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

I thought we'd start with another of our fantastic BBC Weather Watcher pics which beautifully reflects the sad truth about the start of our summer.

This was sent in by Jimborolo who snapped a trawler in heavy seas approaching Scarborough harbour yesterday.


You can get in touch and send in your your photos via Twitter, Facebook or email.