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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 20 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

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

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

I'll leave you with some of the stories we've covered today represented in pictures, with the delightful addition of Aysgarth Falls, sent in to us by BBC Weather Watcher I Mark.

Montage of the day

Don't forget we really welcome pictures from you and they don't have to be of tumbling, whooshing and gushing water, cascading over limestone rocks, millions of years old!

You can send in whatever your lens catches via Twitter, Facebook or email.

Police appeal for witnesses after toddler dies in Whitby collision

More on the news that a two-year-old girl's died after being hit by a black 4x4 in Whitby last week.

Anyone who was in the Lockton Road or Fyling Road area of the town and who may have witnessed the child or the car before the incident is being asked to contact police.

The girl was wearing pink and purple trousers and a white coat with pink and purple flowers and an insect print. 

Officers are continuing patrols in the area "to gather any further information about the incident and provide reassurance to local residents", police say.

York Carriageworks: Memories and old photos 20 years on

The Press

A series of photos of the York Carriageworks in The Press a couple of weeks ago prompted former coachbuilder Gordon Smith to come forward.

Gordon, now 70, worked at the Carriageworks for 35 years, from leaving school at the age of 15 up to the day the works closed, when he was 50.

York carriage works
The Press

North Yorkshire's weather: A brighter afternoon ahead

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any rain will clear this afternoon, leaving most places dry and turning brighter with sunny spells later. 

The top temperature will be about 20C (68F) with a light westerly wind.

Weather forecast

Headlines: Two-year-old dies after 4x4 collision, York twin city's EU warning and Selby bypass work under way

Sarah Urwin

BBC Radio York News

The headlines from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

Woman slashed with knife by cyclist in York park

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

A woman in her 40s was slashed with a knife in an attack in York's Rowntree Park on Saturday afternoon.

The victim was walking by herself near the corner of the skate park on the footpath heading towards Millennium Bridge when she was approached from behind by a man riding a cycle.

Rowntree Park, York

Officers believe the man was trying to cut the strap off her bag, but missed and slashed her arm with a knife, causing a 2cm cut. 

The suspect was slim with well-groomed, short, dark brown hair and wearing a black jumper. He was riding a grey or silver mountain bike and rode off towards Millennium Bridge.

The park was very busy at the time of the incident and officers would like to hear from anyone who was there between 16:45 and 17:20 on Saturday.

Watch: 'You've really made the grade' - Harrogate teacher joins National Space Academy and wows pupils

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

British astronaut Tim Peake returned safely to Earth on Saturday, after six months at the International Space Station -  a journey he described as the "ride of my life"

His mission created a huge amount of excitement all over the world, but nowhere more so than at a school in Harrogate which has linked with the National Space Academy, after one of their teachers joined the team.

To get pupils at at Ashville College interested in science and space, Conor Davies has been wowing them with magical scientific master classes:

Photographs, tweets and videos show how love triumphed at spectacular York Pride


It was the day when York showed the world that love will always triumph.

At a spectacular York Pride, hope, happiness and unity prevailed, the perfect answer to some dark days.

Dog wearing pride colours

This was the first British LGBT Pride since the Orlando shootings at a gay club. Proceedings began with a public prayer outside York Minster and a minute’s silence.  

Two-year-old girl dies after being hit by 4x4 in Whitby

A two-year-old girl who was hit by a 4x4 vehicle in Whitby last week has died, police have confirmed.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Lockton Road at about 18:15 on Thursday.

The victim was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesborough in a critical condition, but she died the day after from her injuries.

North Yorkshire Police say: "Specially trained officers are continuing to provide support to the child's family at this very distressing time."

Munster to Minster: Brexit warning to York from German twin city

The mayor of York's twin city in Germany has written to York's Lord Mayor urging Britain to stay in the EU.

The letter congratulates Councillor Dave Taylor on becoming York's new Lord Mayor and invites him to Germany - but it also includes a message about Thursday's referendum.   

Munster and York Minster

Markus Lewe says he's "concerned" about the idea of "Brexit", saying he believes "very strongly" in what the EU has achieved. 

Mr Lewe has told BBC Radio York he's concerned about the prospect of the UK voting to leave in the referendum on Thursday.  

National identity is very important. You have the British identity, we have the German identity. But also we have the Europe identity. I wish we have a vision for living peacefully together in a Europe of freedom."

Markus LewsLord Mayor of Munster

Yorkshire's ranks depleted for Durham clash

BBC Sport

Yorkshire are back in County Championship action against Durham at the Riverside later after getting off the mark in the T20 blast on Sunday.

Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by one run under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

They go into today's match with depleted ranks due to injury and the absence of their England stars.

It's an opportunity for some of our younger players to show what they can do. We see it as a positive, the fact we've got so many involved with England."

Martyn MoxonDirector of cricket, Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Listen: The view on England v Slovakia from York commentator Guy Mowbray

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Ahead of England's crunch game against Slovakia tonight at Euro 2016, I've been speaking to York boy Guy Mowbray.

Guy used to report on Rugby League, cricket and football when he was a reporter here at BBC Radio York - and he now heads the BBC commentary team.

I caught up with him as he was about to set off for Saint Etienne, where tonight's match is being played. He told me what it's like trying to contain your emotions when you're commentating.

Keep listening to the end if you want to hear about the best supporter banner he's ever seen - it's worth it...

Headlines: Parliament's tribute to Jo Cox MP, Brexit warning from York's twin city and delays caused by Selby bypass reconstruction

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our newsroom in York include:

  • Parliament is being recalled this afternoon so tributes can be paid to the Yorkshire MP Jo Cox who was killed last Thursday
  • The mayor of York's twin city in Germany has written to York's Lord Mayor urging Britain to stay in the EU
  • North Yorkshire's drivers are being warned of three months of delays on one of our busiest roads because of ongoing reconstruction work to Selby's bypass

North Yorkshire Police officers nominated for bravery award

Four North Yorkshire police officers have been nominated for a national bravery award for their courage in disarming a violent teenager who had just killed his friend.

PCs Steven Harvey, Martin Scott, Dave Ellison and Alex Gregory, had to deal with Sam Donley, 19, who stabbed his friend Liam Miller to death and attacked a passer-by outside his home in Hamilton Drive West, York, last July after experimenting with a hallucinogenic drug.

PCs Steven Harvey, Martin Scott, Dave Ellison and Alex Gregory
North Yorkshire Police

As the officers approached the front door of the property, they found Mr Donley still brandishing the knife. and using it to stab himself while fighting furiously.

These officers put themselves at huge risk, confronting an armed offender who had just killed his friend and was extremely violent and dangerous. Their bravery should be commended."

Mike Stubbs,Chairman, North Yorkshire Police Federation

North Yorkshire in pictures: A majestic roof, fretted with golden fire in Scarborough

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

I couldn't keep this to myself and just had to share this beautiful pic sent in to us by Graham Dukes.

Graham says: "I thought you might be interested in this photo taken on Sunday from my mobile of Scarborough sunrise."

Scarborough Castle sunset
Graham Dukes

He was right, I'm very interested. Isn't it beautiful and isn't technology amazing!

You can send your photos to BBC Local Live in several different ways, via Twitter, Facebook or email. Keep them coming...

'An emotional afternoon' ahead as MPs prepare for Commons tribute to Jo Cox

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

MPs are due to make an emotional return to Parliament later to pay tribute to West Yorkshire Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed last week in the centre of Birstall near Leeds.

Jo Cox
Brendan Cox

The North Yorkshire Conservative MP Nigel Adams has told BBC Radio York Mrs Cox was a "lovely person" and he's been left "horrified" by her death.

The brutality in the way she was killed really affected me. It's affected all MPs, which is why I'm going to be in Westminster today. It'll be quite an emotional afternoon."

Thomas Mair, who is accused of killing Mrs Cox, is due to appear in court in London later.

Watch: A weekend of tributes to killed MP Jo Cox

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

MPs are due to make an emotional return to Parliament later to pay tribute to their colleague, the Yorkshire Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed last week in Birstall. 

Tributes have been paid to the MP throughout the weekend, including at Headingley Cricket ground and at St Peter's Church in Birstall.

The Reverend Paul Knight conducted one of the services in the town and paid tribute to Bernard Kenny, the 77-year-old man who attempted to stop the attack. 

Mr Kenny is still recovering in hospital from a stab wound.  

An online appeal set up in Jo Cox's name on Friday has so far raised more than £800,000.

North Yorkshire's weather: A generally dry day with some sunny spells

It'll be a rather cloudy start to the day across Yorkshire with plenty of sunny spells by the time we get to this afternoon.

It'll be largely dry with a few isolated showers and highs of up to about 20C (68F). 

Watch my full forecast here:

Saturday County Cup lid still missing after 50 years

BBC News England

Owners of one of the UK's oldest football cups are hoping to solve a 50-year-old mystery a week before the trophy goes on display.

The lid for the Saturday County Cup - in use since 1880 - went missing sometime between the 1960s and 1980s.

Saturday County Cup
North Riding FA/Shaun Campbell

Now, the North Riding FA is trying to find it before the trophy goes on display at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Minute's silence for Orlando victims at York's Pride parade

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, York

A minute's silence for the victims of the Florida nightclub shooting was held in York at the start of the city's Pride parade at the weekend.

Prayers were said outside York Minister and 49 balloons were released, one for each person killed.

Pride pics

The annual parade was led by actor Christopher Biggins (pictured above in purple) and was at least half-a-mile long.

When it reached York's Knavesmire racecourse, crowds were treated to a variety of musical performances, including one from York's Beth McCarthy (pictured with thumbs aloft).

Warnings of disruption as reconstruction work starts on Selby bypass

BBC Radio York

North Yorkshire's drivers are being warned of three months of disruption on one of our busiest roads because phase two of reconstruction work to Selby's bypass is starting.

From today, the A63 will be partially closed to carry out almost £3m of extensive repairs. 


The stretch affected is between from the A1041 Wishing Well roundabout and the A1238 Thorpe Willoughby roundabout.

A63 road between A1041 Wishing Well roundabout and the A1238 Thorpe Willoughby roundabout.

Temporary signals will let cars through, but trucks are being diverted along the A1(M). 

The work will be carried out 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to speed up repairs, but councillors admit there'll "undoubtedly" be disruption.    

Headlines: Parliament's tribute to Jo Cox MP, York twin city's Brexit warning and repairs to Selby bypass begin

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our York newsroom this morning include:

  • MPs will make an emotional return to Parliament later to pay tribute to their colleague, the Yorkshire Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed last week in Birstall
  • The mayor of York's German twin city has written a letter to York's Lord Mayor saying he's concerned about the prospect of Britain voting to leave the EU
  • Nearly £3m worth of repairs begin today on one of North Yorkshire's busiest roads in the second of three stages of work on Selby's bypass

Weather: Cloudy at first, but a warm day ahead with occasional showers

BBC Weather

The county will see a cloudy start to the day with some drizzle, mainly over the Pennines. 

But some sunny intervals will develop through the morning to give a pleasantly warm day with only isolated light showers. 

Weather graphic

Traffic and Travel: Delays expected as work starts on Selby bypass repairs

BBC Travel

You might need to think about your journey if you're in the Selby area, as three months of disruption on one of the county's busiest roads begins today. 

The A63 Selby bypass is undergoing resurfacing work and has narrow lanes in both directions between the A1041 and the A19.

But at the moment North Yorkshire's roads are running smoothly as are the trains around the county. We'll keep an eye on things, and if anything changes we'll let you know.

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've heard rumblings the weather might be returning to something approaching Summer conditions as the week progresses and so, with fingers crossed, I thought we'd start with a BBC Weather Watcher pic that hints at the current season.

Acaster Malbis field

This floral field in Acaster Malbis was sent in by Blisters.