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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 30 June 2016

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By Elly Fiorentini

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

Elly Fiorentini

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, sporttravel and weather updates from around the county. 

I'll leave you with some images which reflect some of the stories we've brought you throughout today.

Images from today's stories
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York City midfielder Berrett heads for Grimsby Town

BBC Sport

York City midfielder James Berrett has joined League Two side Grimsby Town.

The 27-year-old signed for the Minstermen last summer and made 40 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals. 

A statement on York City's website says: "The club would like to thank James for his efforts during his solitary campaign at Bootham Crescent and wish him well for the future."

Thousands raised for chemotherapy lab equipment at Harrogate Hospital

Harrogate Informer

People living in Harrogate have raised thousands to help chemotherapy patients in the area. 

Their fundraising efforts mean Harrogate District Hospital has been able to install a second piece of equipment in the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.

Pharmacy staff at Harrogate District Hospital
Harrogate Informer

Listen: A personal journey to the Somme burial ground

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

As we prepare to commemorate tomorrow's 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, I spent last weekend at Albert in northern France where preparations were under way for this week's events. 

Here's the story of my personal journey to the grave of someone who had the same surname as myself:

Prescriptions for gluten free food could be scrapped in some parts of North Yokshire

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, York

Gluten free food could stop being prescribed on the NHS in some parts of North Yorkshire. 

People with Coeliac Disease can get prescriptions for bread, flour and cereals to help them with their diet. 

Gluten free food
Science Photo Library

But healthcare groups in Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby want to get rid of the prescriptions because they say it's costing too much money.

However, pregnant women and disadvantaged children would still get them under the new plans.

If you have to buy gluten free products you'll know that they often cost three times the price of regular food in shops.   

The public is to be asked what they think about the plans.

North Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy afternoon with some showers

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will be rather cloudy with a risk of a few showers later

The top temperature will be about 17C (63F) with a moderate southwest wind. 

Weather graphic
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Stalker prevented from returning home after jail release

Jonathan Swingler

Journalist, BBC Radio Tees

A North Yorkshire man who harassed his neighbour for years has been prevented from returning to his home.

Kenneth Ward
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Kenneth Ward, 68, was jailed for five years in 2011 after admitting exposure, harassment and firearms offences. He is due to be released from prison in a matter of days. 

Changes to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order made today at Teesside Crown Court mean he is not allowed to go back to the house he lived in before being jailed.

Headlines: Court rules stalker can't return home and Brexit vote means 'uncharted waters' for York tourism

BBC Radio York

The latest headlines from our York newsroom so far today include:

  • A North Yorkshire man who harassed his neighbour for years is told by a court today that he's not allowed to return home
  • An organisation promoting York around the world says we're entering "completely uncharted waters" following Brexit vote

York City Knights plan to 'give it a good go' against Toulouse

BBC Sport

York City Knights will "give it a good go" when they travel to Toulouse at the weekend, coach James Ford has told BBC Radio York.

Ford says the match between the top two sides in League One has the potential to be a great match.

"They're a very attacking team and they play on the front foot. But they do give teams opportunities because they do make errors," says Ford.

"So, we just need to go there with a plan, execute it as well as we can and put pressure on them. We'll have a good go, that's for sure."

CCTV appeal over 2015 arson attack in Ripon

CCTV images have been issued of two men police want to speak to in relation to an arson attack in Ripon last year.

CCTV images
North Yorkshire Police

The fire was started at about 09:30 on 5 December at Fisher Court, a multi-occupancy property.

The blaze "could have harmed a number of people", according to North Yorkshire Police.

A 20-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the incident was released without charge.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact police.

Watch: Thirsk 'yarn bombers' sell Tour de Yorkshire creations for charity

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Do you remember these?

Thirsk yarn bombers Tour de Yorkshire creations
BBC

They were made by a team of "yarn bombers" in Thirsk ahead of last month's Tour de Yorkshire.

They're now being put up for sale and I've been back to the town this morning where the cartoon characters and dream catchers have nearly all gone. 

This film will tell you why:

Traffic and Travel: Delays if you're travelling south on the A1(M)

BBC Travel

A broken down vehicle has closed one lane of the A1M southbound.

This is causing queuuing traffic on the A1(M) southbound between junction 43 on the M1 at Hook Moor and Junction 42 which is the A63 Selby Fork.

Traffic and Travel: Reminder to drivers heading for Tadcaster

BBC Travel

A reminder that you can't drive through Tadcaster due to a flood-damaged bridge. Diversions are signposted.

Tadcaster map
BBC

Ripon Cathedral's single bell toll to mark 100 years since start of Battle of the Somme

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, York

Ripon Cathedral is one of three Yorkshire cathedrals preparing to mark perhaps the darkest day of the First World War.

A single bell toll will strike for five minutes at 07:30 tomorrow morning, marking 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme.

Ripon Cathedral
Gett

Bradford and Wakefield Cathedrais will join Ripon, along with over 50 churches from across the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales to remember those who lost their lives in the bloodiest battle of the First World War.

Headlines: York tourism 'must take long-term look' at Brexit impact, 'not enough social housing' in York new home plan and end in sight for prescribed gluten free products?

The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

  • A York Tourism organisation says it needs to take a long-term look at how Brexit might affect visitor numbers
  • There are fears that plans for 10,000 homes in York won't include enough social housing
  • Gluten free food could stop being prescribed on the NHS in some parts of North Yorkshire 

Plans for thousands of new homes in York to be discussed today

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

Plans to build over 10,000 houses in and around York are due to be discussed by City of York councillors tonight.

Builder
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The Local Plan, drawn up by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat-run council, has identified land to build the new homes by 2037.  

Areas including Elvington, Haxby and Wiggington are all earmarked for development.

The council has also earmarked land for economic development.

Senior squad members 'a great boost' - Tadcaster Albion boss Miller

BBC Sport

Tadcaster Albion manager Billy Miller has praised the impact of the senior members of his squad as his side get ready for life in Evo-Stik Division One North.

Albion won promotion last season with a squad containing players of the calibre of Champions League winner Jonathan Greening and former Premier League striker Richard Cresswell.

Miller has told BBC Radio York: "Having those people around is a great boost. It means we've got real links into the pro game.

"Having Jonathan around on the pitch is a very calming influence and he's great in the dressing room."

Golf: York's Simon Dyson and Harrogate's John Parry take part in French Open

The 100th French Open got under way this morning, with York golfer Simon Dyson teeing off at 07:00 this morning.

Meanwhile, Harrogate's John Parry is due to head out at 11:30.

Simon Dyson and John Parry
Getty Images

 You can follow how they're getting on here.

Woman with EU identity card 'refused drink in York pub'

YorkMix

A woman has spoken of her shock after she says a York pub refused to serve her even though she showed them her EU ID.

Martina Diehl, who's originally from Amsterdam, lives in Durham and is half Dutch and half English. 

The King's Arms
Isabelle Scott

North Yorkshire's weather: Dry and bright, turning cloudy later

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and bright start for North Yorkshire, with cloud increasing throughout the day

Things should stay mainly dry although we are at risk of one or two patches of drizzle. 

We could see some breaks in the cloud and some sunny spells develop today.

Watch my full forecast here:

Out of this world: Yorkshire's coastline as seen from edge of space

Take a look at this fantastic picture of Scarborough and North Yorkshire's coast - as seen from the edge of space.

North Yorkshire coast from space
Kettlethorpe High School

It was sent in to us by James Rawling, a science teacher at Kettlethorpe High School in Wakefield.

On Tuesday, pupils there sent a weather balloon into the heavens which, says Mr Rawling, travelled nearly 18 miles (30km) above the Earth before the on-board camera took this amazing shot.

Of course, what goes up must come down and the balloon soon came back to Earth, landing in a back garden in Skipsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

A long journey into space - but one that was definitely worth it when you see the amazing results.

Hunger strike plans by man ordered to tell police when he's going to have sex

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, York

A man cleared of rape who must give police 24 hours' notice before he has sex is to go on hunger strike in protest over the ruling.

The man, in his 40s, was acquitted last year at a retrial but is the subject of an interim sexual risk order (SRO). 

York Magistrates' Court
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He says the law had been "misapplied deliberately by North Yorkshire Police" and he would "commence hunger strike in protest over the SRO".

The force said it was "satisfied that our actions are justified".

Hayfever sufferers beware - pollen levels expected to be high

If you're a hayfever sufferer today's not looking like a good day for you, according to BBC Weather.

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Headlines: Will Brexit impact on North Yorkshire's tourism?, hunger strike plan from sex ban man and discussions in York to build thousands of homes

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, York

The latest headlines from our newsroom in York:

  • It's unclear so far how Britain's exit from the EU will impact tourism in York and North Yorkshire, local businesses say
  • A man cleared of rape who must give North Yorkshire Police 24 hours' notice before he has sex says he's going on hunger strike
  • Plans to build 10,000 new homes in York over the next 20 years are due to be discussed later

North Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells with possible showers developing later

BBC Weather

Most places will be dry with sunny spells throughout the day. 

The odd shower is possible in some parts of the county during the afternoon.

Today's weather chart
BBC

Traffic and Travel: Roads and trains running smoothly

BBC Travel

If you're on the move this morning in North Yorkshire, there are currently no major problems reported on the roads.

Meanwhile, everything is running to time out of York station according to the live departure boards.

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, York

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

It's a beautiful morning in York. 

We'd love to see your pics like this clever image from John in Wigginton: a gust of wind ruffled this bird's feathers.

You can get in touch and send your photos via TwitterFacebook or e-mail.

Ruffled Robin
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