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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 21 June 2016

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By Andrew Barton

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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 Wednesday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the county. 


I'll say goodbye with pictures from a few of the stories of the day: North Yorkshire's football champs, the majestical mystery of York Minster, a fretful Cayton Bay, a Weather Watcher's wonderful Whitby and the night-time glow of a solstice Strawberry Moon.

See you tomorrow.

Watch: We are the champions! North Yorkshire school football team's open-top bus celebrations

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Earlier I told you about a North Yorkshire school football team which has just won the national championship for 10-12 year olds - and I promised you a short film.

The team, from Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School, near Tadcaster, are so good they're getting an open-top bus tour to celebrate their victory in the small schools category of the English Schools' Football Association Nations Cup.

Here they're soaking up the adulation of their fans from the top deck, before driving away to show off the trophy to the rest of the county. We are the champions!

North Yorkshire's weather: A dry afternoon with some sunshine

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will be dry with partly cloudy skies and some sunshine.

The top temperature will be about 21C (70F) with a light southwest wind.

Weather graphic

Listen: 'I felt bullied and isolated' - Former Lord Mayor of York on her time in office

The former Lord Mayor of York has told BBC Radio York she felt "isolated and bullied" during her time in office, but says she doesn't regret the way she handled controversial headlines about her. 

Sonja Crisp made the national papers after she sent emails complaining about work being carried out in her official residence and the state of her gold chains and silverware. 

Ms Crisp, who has just completed her year as Lord Mayor of York, has told BBC Radio York's Jonathan Cowap she was "portrayed as a petulant child".

Every year there's a new Lord Mayor and it's the office that's important and the continuation of the office. To me there was a clear dismissal of the importance of that office during that year."

Sonja CrispFormer Lord Mayor of York

The BBC offered the City of York Council an opportunity to respond to the former Lord Mayor's comments, but the council has declined.

BBC Weather Watchers take a stretch on the beach

BBC Weather Watchers

You'd be forgiven for thinking the beautiful bay pictured below, stretching its way around the glorious aerial architecture of Linton's clouds, was one bit of beach - but it's actually two!

The bay on the left is Ravenscar and the one on the right is Whitby.

Weather Watcher pics

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Bay Boy, for a resplendent Ravenscar and to Stephen RBP for a wonderful Whitby. 

And that's not forgetting Jess's Reserve for sending in her picture of Linton, which acts as a fine filling in our scenic sandwich.

Headlines: Former mayor 'felt isolated and bullied', petition over Jo Cox 'hero', new homes plan for York

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York News

The headlines from our newsroom in York this lunchtime include:

Harrogate schoolgirl qualifies for Horse of the Year show

Harrogate Informer

Harrogate schoolgirl showjumper Isabella Snowden is celebrating after qualifying for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show.

Harrogate schoolgirl showjumper Isabella Snowden
Harrogate Informer

The 10-year-old pupil at Belmont Grosvenor School in Harrogate, who has been riding since she was just three years old, will compete at the world famous event later in the year.

North Yorkshire in pictures: A swirling shimmer of mist across the sea

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

I've received another cracking pic I wanted to share with you.

Look at this amazing shot of Cayton Bay cliffs in sea fret, taken recently from Scarborough sea front by Martin Leafe. Cheers Martin!

Cayton Bay

You can send your photos to BBC Local Live via TwitterFacebook or email

I can never get enough of stunning weather pics. We want more, send more!

Durham v Yorkshire: All the latest County Championship action

Yorkshire are in County Championship action against Durham at Chester-Le-Street. 

Cricket ball and stumps

Get all the latest with our live commentary and stay up-to-date with our live scorecard.

Watch: Canine joy as police dog leaps straight into his handler's arms

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

This tweet from North Yorkshire Police's dogs section made me smile and laugh! I hope it does the same for you:

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Things returning to normal after Selby toll bridge traffic 'chaos'

BBC Radio York

BBC Radio York's travel team have just let us know the earlier problems with the Selby toll bridge which caused "chaos" this morning were actually down to a traffic light stuck on red.

Selby toll bridge

We'd originally been told it was due to the swing bridge being stuck in the "open" position.

Nick Robins, from the BBC travel team, says he's assured things are "now returning to normal in the area." 

North Yorkshire school's victory in world's largest football tournament for 10-12 year olds

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

If you were somewhat vexed by England's failure to score against Slovakia last night, you might take solace in the extraordinary achievements of a North Yorkshire team.

Yes, the real footy stars of the moment have been right under our noses...

National Champions Captain, Olly Stables, and Midfielder, Josh Falk,

The team, from Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School, near Tadcaster, are so good they're getting an open top bus tour to celebrate becoming National Champions in the small schools category of the English Schools' Football Association Nations Cup.

Footy bus

I've just met the team and will show you a film I took of them later.

Meanwhile, enjoy these pics of their victory transport and National Champions captain Olly Stables and midfielder Josh Falk with their hard-earned trophy.

Three-day closure of York Minster in July is no mystery

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

York Minster will close for three days in July following its conversion into a huge theatrical space for the staging of the York Mystery Plays over the past month.

Crews need to strip out 60 tonnes of lighting, sound and stage equipment and remove the 1,000-seater auditorium, used for the staging of plays.

York Minster
York Minster

The centuries-old series of plays, currently being performed by amateur actors, returned to York Minster in May for the first time in 16 years.

In a statement, the Minster says: "The Chapter House, North Transept and Lady Chapel which is serving as make-up, cast dressing room, props and costume storage, will be returned to normal as equipment is packed up and removed to storage."

The Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, will be closed from Monday 4 until Wednesday 6 July.    

Headlines: Location of 10,000 new homes to be built in York revealed, Jo Cox charity fund passes £1m and school wins national football championships

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our newsroom in York include:

  • There are claims more people will get on the housing ladder in York, as the city reveals where 10,000 new homes will be built
  • The husband of Yorkshire Labour MP Jo Cox thanks people who've donated to a charitable fund set up in her memory as the total reaches £1m
  • A North Yorkshire football team is celebrating after being crowned National Champions in the largest football international tournament for 10 to 12-year-olds

Moon marvel: Strawberry Moon on summer solstice - first since 1967

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

I was outside last night enjoying the long light of the solstice and playing about with my new camera and I managed to snap this pic of the Strawberry Moon.

Apparently a full moon in June is called a Strawberry Moon because it marks the start of the strawberry season.

Strawberry moon

I'm told 2016 is a special year, because the solstice coincides with the Strawberry Moon, the first time in almost 50 years this has happened.

Incredible really that a cheap camera is good enough to photograph the craters on the moon - it's 250,000 miles away!

Selby 'gridlocked' after toll bridge problems

Arriva Yorkshire has an update on the traffic situation in Selby:

View more on twitter

Selby toll bridge now re-opened after earlier delays

More on the traffic problems in Selby...

It looks like things may be getting sorted in the town now, but it might be a good idea to avoid the area for the moment:

View more on twitter

'Chaos' in Selby due to Toll Bridge problems

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

There are currently big problems for drivers in the Selby area, we're hearing.

The A19 Selby toll bridge is currently closed due to the fact the swing bridge is stuck in the "open" position.

On top of the partial closure of the A63 Selby Bypass, this means major delays and queuing traffic in both directions between the Ousegate junction and the Pond Street junction.  

BBC Radio York's been told that it's currently "chaos" in the area, so it sounds like it might be best avoided for the moment.

Charity fund in memory of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox passes £1m mark

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

The husband of West Yorkshire Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed on Thursday, has thanked people who've donated to a charitable fund set up in her memory

The total's now reached more than £1m which will be split between causes she supported.

Jo Cox
Brendan Cox

Meanwhile, more than 26,000 people have signed a petition calling for the pensioner who tried to intervene in the attack to be given a bravery award.

Bernard Kenny

Bernard Kenny, 77, was stabbed in the stomach as he came to the aid of the MP. He's now been discharged from hospital.

North Yorkshire's weather: A fine start and a dry day to come

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Today will see a fine and bright start with good spells of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. 

A dry day to come with the sun warming things up quickly first thing. Watch my full forecast here:

E-fit appeal over Thirsk burglary

An e-fit image of a man police want to trace in connection with a burglary in Thirsk earlier this year has been issued by North Yorkshire Police.

E-fit image
North Yorkshire Police

The theft was discovered at about 12:30 on 21 April on the Norby estate when a woman in her 70s disturbed two men who had entered her bedroom via an unlocked back door.

The men escaped, taking with them a number of the victim's rings.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the burglary to get in touch.

Steven Patterson gives Yorkshire edge against Durham in County Championship

BBC Sport

In the county Championship, it's day two for Yorkshire at Durham.

Steve Patterson
Getty Images

Steve Patterson was Yorkshire's man of the day on Monday, with career best figures of 6 wickets for 56, with a Durham first innings of 172 all out.

Yorkshire will resume their first innings reply on 129 for 4, with Gary Ballance 35 not out and Andrew Gale with him at the crease 1 not out from 20.1 overs.

'Relief' claim over plan to build 10,000 homes in York by 2037

BBC Radio York

People living in villages on the edge of York will be "relieved" by a new housebuilding plan, it's being claimed.

David Carr, leader of City of York Council, says the plan will "make it easier" for first-time buyers to get on the housing ladder. 

York houses

About 10,000 homes are to be built over the next 20 years on sites near Elvington, Wiggington and Haxby.     

The number is significantly lower than proposals two years ago which were later scrapped. 

David Carr says he wants people's views on the plan.

This is very much a consultation document. We'll look at the responses and make any amendments we believe are necessary to the plan in the light of those responses and a final draft will be issued towards the end of the year."

David CarrLeader of City of York Council

Headlines: York's 20-year plan to build 10,000 homes, petition calls for honour for Jo Cox attack 'hero' and North Yorkshire football side wins national championship

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our newsroom in York include:

  • There are claims more people will get on the housing ladder in York, as the city reveals where 10,000 new homes will be built
  • Almost 26,000 people have now signed an online petition calling for the pensioner who tried to save the MP Jo Cox to be officially honoured for his bravery
  • A football team from North Yorkshire has been crowned National Champions in the largest football international tournament for 10 to 12-year-olds 

Traffic and travel: Roads and rails running smoothly so far, but delays expected in Selby

BBC Travel

Everything is running smoothly on the roads across North Yorkshire at the moment and there are no problems reported on the trains.

Don't forget about expected delays on one of our busiest roads. It's day two of work to resurface the A63 Selby bypass, which is closed in both directions.

Selby map

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

Weather: Summer's back, with warm bright or sunny spells

BBC Weather

It'll feel more like June across the county today.

Any early mist and patchy fog will soon clear, leaving warm bright or sunny spells.

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'll begin with a question: did you notice how late it was when the sun set last night?  It was still light at 22:00 in the evening!

That's, of course, because yesterday was the longest day of the year.


That's a good enough excuse to start the day with a beautiful pic of the sun disappearing over the horizon, and we have BBC Weather Watcher Paul D to thank for this glorious shot of Reighton.

If you can beat that, send your winning entry in via Twitter, Facebook or email.