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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 8 June 2016

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By David Ward

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

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

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

I'll leave you with this picture taken by June Gothika, one of our BBC Weather Watchers.

The swans on the lake at Castle Howard seem to be quite happy with today's conditions.


Enjoy the rest of your day!

Parking charges to support major road and rail schemes

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Have you ever wondered what the money you put into a parking meter gets spent on?

North Yorkshire County Council has announced it's to use surplus revenue from on-street parking to fund "sustainable transport initiatives", address air quality and support major road scheme development.

Up to £500,000 a year is to be used to develop the following major schemes in order to attract government funding:

  • A59 Kex Gill realignment
  • Harrogate relief road review
  • A1(M)/A59 junction 47
  • A59 climbing lanes
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'No excuses' from Yorkshire coach after Worcestershire thrashing

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Why is a side that dominates the County Championship struggling so badly in limited overs cricket?

It's a question that many Yorkshire supporters are scratching their head over.

Alex Lees

With only one defeat in almost two years in four-day cricket, Jason Gillespie's team have already lost all three of their T20 Blast matches this season. 

However, last night their season reached a new low when Worcestershire beat them so easily at Headingley.

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Let's hope they play a bit better in their next home match at North Marine Road in Scarborough next Tuesday!

Flying Scotsman trespassers 'giving little thought to dangers'

More now on the story we mentioned earlier about police issuing pictures of trespassers who made their way onto the railway line in North Yorkshire last month to get a little closer to the world's most famous locomotive.

Northallerton trespassers
British Transport Police

British Transport Police say they they want to trace those involved in straying near the tracks as the Flying Scotsman passed, stressing that "the threat of serious injury is real".

Our priority is the safety of the public, passengers and rail staff. Despite advice and numerous warnings, people have put themselves at risk, giving little thought to the potential dangers and any offences they might be committing."

Ch Insp David OramBritish Transport Police
Thirsk trespassers
British Transport Police

If you do know who the people in the pictures from Northallerton and Thirsk are, police would like you to contact them.

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

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.

Sandcastle with flags

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.

RAF Typhoon

A sonic boom from RAF fighters over Yorkshire has seen the Ministry of Defence receive the largest amount of compensation claims for seven years.

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North Yorkshire's weather: A dry, fine but cloudy afternoon

Keeley Donovan

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It'll continue to brighten this afternoon with some sunny spells but always more cloud than yesterday. It'll be mostly dry and fine.

Thicker cloud may continue to affect coastal parts at times with a gentle NE breeze. A little fresher than yesterday, especially for the coast. 

The top temperature inland will be about 22C (72F).

Weather graphic

Headlines: Cyclist seriously hurt in A19 collision and police appeal over Flying Scotsman trespassers

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York News

The top stories from our York newsroom so far this lunchtime include:

North Yorkshire's Christmas and New Year floods examined

Cast your mind back to the end of last year and the start of 2016 and the terrible flooding that affected many parts of North Yorkshire.

Today, councillors are analysing the problems whjch were faced in Scarborough, Staithes and Whitby as Storm Frank moved into the North Sea, causing 28 properties to be flooded.

North Sea

For a brief time all major routes into Whitby also became impassable.  

This is one of a series of reports councillors are reviewing that set out the impact of the flooding on parts of North Yorkshire, affecting more than 600 homes and businesses across the county.

Traffic and Travel: Man airlifted to hospital after A19 accident

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Police have given us more details about the serious accident that closed the A19 near Easingwold a little earlier.

It involved a Seat Leon and a male cyclist in his 70s. He's been taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from head injuries.

Investigations into the incident are continuing, but the road has now re-opened.

Listen: International Space Station seeds - A success or not?

Sarah Urwin

BBC Radio York News

Cast your minds back a few weeks and you may remember a little experiment involving the British astronaut Tim Peake.

He sent thousands of seeds back from the International Space station to see whether the time they'd spent in orbit, would help or hinder their growth once back on Earth compared to those that had stayed here.

Great Ouseburn School taking part in the test.

Headteacher Nick Oswald tells me that although they won't get the results until next week, there is a marked difference:

Judges visit York Art Gallery in their search for Museum of Year 2016

It seems it's a big day for York Art Gallery today after it was shortlisted earlier this year for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 Award.

Art Fund judges are visiting the gallery, which recently reopened after an £8m refurbishment, to consider it for the £100,000 prize.

The gallery's up against four other museums and galleries across the countr, including the Victoria and Albert in London.

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Twenty seven arrests in first week of summer drink and drug driving clampdown

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

North Yorkshire Police may only be a week into their summer drink and drug driving campaign, but already they've caught many people breaking the law according to this tweet. 

When will people learn?

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Traffic and Travel: Problems on A19 and A165 in Filey

BBC Travel

After a relatively quiet morning on North Yorkshire's roads, we've now had reports of two accidents in quick succession.

The A19 continues to be closed just south of Easingwold near Alne.

But now we're also hearing of problems on the A165 Moor Road in Filey where there's been a collision between two vehicles close to the junctions of Primrose Valley Road and Sands Road.

Flying Scotsman: The hunt is on to identify train track trespassers

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

You probably saw the amazing pictures from Flying Scotsman's inaugural journey from London Kings Cross to York back in February.

Flying Scotsman

Thousands of people lined the route, but police were left concerned by the amount of trespassers who made their way onto the line to get that little bit closer to the world's most famous locomotive.

Last month, when she made her way north of York, it seems some didn't heed the warnings to stay off the track and now British Transport Police have issued pictures of people they'd like to speak to after incidents in Northallerton and Thirsk.

Northallerton trespassers
British Transport Police
Thirsk trespassers
British Transport Police

If you do recognise any of the people pictured, police are asking for you to get in touch.

Traffic and Travel: A19 closed near Easingwold

BBC Travel

Some breaking travel news for you now, which will be of great interest if you're planning on making your way towards Thirsk or to York on the A19.

We're getting reports of an accident just south of Easingwold which means the road is currently closed and traffic is beginning to build up in the area.

EU Referendum and Whitby fish & chips: Batter in or out?

David Rhodes

BBC News, Yorkshire

People travel from around the world to sample Whitby's famous fish and chips. But some fear the EU referendum could damage the North Yorkshire town's dish.

Stuart Fusco, fish and chip restaurant owner in Whitby

Whitby's famous food may have an international reputation - but hardly any of the fish fried here is caught by local fishermen. 

The town's fish and chip shops now import fish from places such as Norway, Iceland and Spain. And this theme is reflected across the wider British fishing industry.  

So, what's the mood among Whitby's fishermen and in the town's fish and chip shops ahead of the EU referendum? I've been there to find out more and you can read my findings here.

Amy's story: Is society too obsessed with how we look?

They say that beauty is only skin deep. You can be stunning to look at, but if what's going on on the inside isn't very nice, then that's a great shame.

But we do tend to be a society that's obsessed with how someone looks.

Amy Elsegood, a dental nurse from Ripon, was born with a port-wine birthmark on her face, but the reaction to her no make-up selfie recently has been remarkable. She tells us her story:

Delivery lorry gets stuck under bridge In Harrogate

Harrogate Informer

An Asda delivery lorry got stuck under a railway bridge in Harrogate last night.

The lorry attempted to pass under the low bridge on Bower road, near to the Asda store, where it became lodged.

Lorry stuck under bridge
Harrogate Informer

Headlines: Claims for compensation after sonic boom, Yorkshire's expat voters' key role in EU referendum and fallout as Yorkshire's cricketers suffer another limited overs defeat

BBC Radio York

The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

  • A cracked fish tank and a dislodged roof tile are among a total of 11 claims from across Yorkshire made to the Ministry of Defence for compensation following May's sonic booms
  • Nearly twice the number of Yorkshire expats have registered to vote in this month's EU referendum than for last year's general election, new figures show
  • Yorkshire Vikings director of cricket Martyn Moxon says his side need to "show they have the character" to bounce back from a miserable start to their One Day Cup and T20 Blast campaigns

Watch: New Yorkshire Air Ambulance unveiled

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has unveiled the first of two new helicopters.

The charity is also introducing a new dedicated critical care team involving doctors drawn from hospitals in South Yorkshire.

It is hoped the new doctors be able to deal with more complex surgical procedures at the scene of an incident.

Cracked fish tank compensation claim after RAF's sonic booms

Compensation claims for a cracked fish tank and a dislodged roof tile in North Yorkshire are among a total of 11 claims made across Yorkshire to the Ministry of Defence after sonic booms from scrambled Typhoon jets caused damage to homes across the north of England. 

RAF Typhoon fighter

The aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby, in Lincolnshire, on Monday 2 May and helped guide an Air France plane to a safe landing in Newcastle.

People reported their houses shaking at about 21:50 after hearing what sounded like two loud explosions. These were later confirmed to have been sonic booms.

Figures from a Freedom of Information request by the i Newspaper show the MoD has paid out about £640 for the damage from the incident in May and is dealing with another seven claims. 

Watch: A cloudy start but brighter and dry later

Keeley Donovan

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Some low cloud and mist and murk to start the day with isolated early thunderstorms. 

But it'll brighten with warm spells of sunshine and it'll be dry for most. There will, though, be some heavy scattered thundery showers are possible in the far west this afternoon. 

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire Vikings' limited overs season hits new low

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

They may be unbeaten and joint top of the County Championship, but Yorkshire's cricketers are continuing to frustrate supporters at Headingley. 

It's now played four, lost four in the shorter formats of the game. 

After losing their opening three T20 Blast matches, a team containing six England internationals was thrashed by seven wickets by Worcestershire Rapids in the first match of their One Day Cup campaign.


The picture above shows what the scene was supposed to be like at Headingley last night, but Yorkshire were so poor that the day-night match finished three hours early with no need for the floodlights.

Traffic and travel: Road remains closed in Scarborough

BBC Travel

There are continuing traffic problems in Scarborough this morning, following damage to a bridge yesterday.

As a result, drivers are being warned that Vernon Road remains closed in both directions between The Crescent junction and the Ramshill Road junction.

Watch: Could expat voters from Yorkshire play a decisive role in EU referendum?

Gemma Dillon

Political Reporter, BBC Radio York

People from Yorkshire who now live abroad, could play a key role in this month's EU referendum.

Nearly twice the number have registered to vote in the referendum than for last year's general election.

Here's a short video explaining some of the facts and the differing views of two Yorkshire expats:

Headlines: Yorkshire expat voters could play key role in EU referendum, report into flooding in Scarborough to be discussed and Yorkshire Vikings thrashed in One Day Cup opener

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

  • Nearly twice the number of Yorkshire expats have registered to vote in the EU referendum than for last year's general election, new figures show
  • A report examining the flooding which hit parts of Scarborough and Whitby last January is due to be discussed by North Yorkshire County Council later
  • In sport, Yorkshire Vikings put in a shocking performance to lose by seven wickets to Worcestershire in the One Day Cup at Headingley

Traffic and Travel: Possible delays on the A64 at York

BBC Travel

Just when you thought it was going to be an easy commute to work this morning, there has been an accident on the A64 at Copmanthorpe.

It means one lane of the westbound carriageway is closed between the A1036 at Bishopthorpe and the A1237 York Outer Ring Road.

If you have to go through there as you make your way out to Tadcaster or the A1, you may be best advised to leave a few minutes earlier.

Weather: Warm sunny spells, but the chance of showers later

BBC Weather

Early cloud should disappear quickly this morning from most areas of North Yorkshire, but it may be a little more persistent near the coast where it will be cooler.

Otherwise warm sunny spells are expected, and most places should remain dry. However the odd shower cannot be ruled out.


Traffic and Travel: No big problems on roads or rail across the county

BBC Travel

It's all looking good if you're about to try and make your way into work this morning. 

Just one small bit of work to be aware of on North Yorkshire's roads. That is in Scarborough, where there's the chance of disruption between The Crescent and Ramshill Road.

All of those problems on the East Coast Mainline yesterday that disrupted trains down to London or up to Scotland have cleared, with the departure board at York showing no real delays.

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

David Ward

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 don't think it's going to be as warm outside as it has been these past couple of days, so let's start this morning with a picture of some of the threatening-looking clouds that started to sweep into coastal areas of the county last night. 

This one was sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Caroline. Let's hope we don't see too many like this today...

Clouds over Scarborough

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