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  1. Body recovered after man falls into River Ouse in York
  2. Disruption on trains from York after signalling problems
  3. Live updates on Monday 11 July 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 Tuesday with the stories and pictures from the first today of this year's three-day Great Yorkshire Show - it's the 158th show this year.

Boy with pig
Yorkshire Agricultural Society

North Yorkshire weather update: Brightening up this afternoon, but still a bit breezy

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It should brighten up this afternoon as a lot of the showers will fizzle out

Getting a bit warmer too, with temperatures around 19C, but it will be a bit breezy.

Weather pic

'An amazing guy': Friend's tribute to Ouse river death student

A man who died after falling into a river was a 20-year-old student, his friends have said.

Chris Palmer's body was found near York's Ouse Bridge at 14:45 on Sunday.

Mr Palmer, a student at York College, fell into the River Ouse from the middle of the bridge at about 03.15 on Saturday.

His friend, Celine Metcalfe (pictured), paid tribute to her friend: "He was an amazing guy, no one will ever compare.No one will come close to him - he's someone who will be missed by many. He was so caring." 

Celine Metcalfe

Watch: Appeal to find family of soldier awarded World War One medal found in garden

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

David in York is trying to find the family of a soldier awarded a World War One campaign medal.

Here's his story.

Can you help David reunite the medal with the family of Private Percy Heseltine Grundon.

If you can help you can get in touch via Twitter,Facebook or email.

Is this World War One campaign medal your family heirloom?

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

On Friday last week it was exactly 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme and on my mid-morning show on BBC Radio York we asked for listeners' family connections to this most terrible of battles.

After the show I received an email from David in York, who has a campaign medal from the first world war, which he found in his garden in 1972.

WW1 Campaign medal

David lived in Surrey and when he had some turf delivered he found the medal inside one of the rolls.

Later, when he moved up to York, he found he'd returned to the place where the medal owner had originally come from. 

David's now trying to reunite the medal with the family of the soldier it was awarded to.

Can you help David reunite the medal with the family of Private Percy Heseltine Grundon.

If you can help you can get in touch via Twitter,Facebook or email.

Your headlines from York and North Yorkshire

Sarah Wakefield

The latest headlines from our newsroom in York include:

  • A man who's body was recovered from the River Ouse in York has been named locally as 20 year old Chris Palmer
  • Campaigners in North Yorkshire are calling for tougher sentences for drivers who cause death on the roads
  • Final preparations are underway for this year's Great Yorkshire Show

Prepare to show what's great about Yorkshire

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Final preparations are under way for this year's Great Yorkshire Show. 

The three-day agricultural event in Harrogate begins tomorrow and is expected to attract 130,000 people. 

Young dairy handler
Yorkshire Agricultural Society

But be prepared, as well as the pigs, cows, horses and sheep, there's also the traffic that goes with it and people who live in the area are being warned to expect heavily-congested roads.  

Listen: Yorkshire back in County Championship action

BBC Sport

Yorkshire have been asked to bowl by Surrey at the Oval this morning.

A win for the Tykes could take them back to the top of the County Championship just a few days after the shock loss against Middlesex at Scarborough.

For ball-by-ball commentary of the match, you can listen here.

The Oval

What was your favourite book as a child?

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Are you sitting quietly? Then I'll begin...

Everyone has a book they loved reading when they were younger.

Today, as part of the BBC's #LoveToRead campaign, we're asking you to choose your top two from this list of 10 books that have been chosen by the British public during a BBC local radio poll of 1,001 adults - before you ask, I've no idea why it's 1,001 and not 1,000 adults.

Some are aimed at children, others at adults.


Let us know what your favourite book was as a child, or what you're currently reading to your children or grandchildren.

You can get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or email.

Brexit bonus: York hotel’s US bookings rocket after EU vote


York might have bucked the trend and voted to Remain, but Brexit has delivered a big bonus to at least one city business.

The Dean Court Hotel in York has seen bookings by American guests increase by 236% in the days following the vote to quit the EU, confirmed on 24 June.

Stonegate, York

Sport Headlines: Yorkshire back in County Championship action, Knights learn Super 8 fixtures and York City thrashed

BBC Sport

The latest sports headlines from North Yorkshire today include:

  • Yorkshire lose the toss at the Oval and have been asked to bowl by Surrey in the County Championship
  • York City Knights handed tough Super 8s schedule after defeat at Keighley
  • York City beaten 6-0 by Middlesbrough in first pre-season friendly

Watch: Here be dragons - dramatic finish in York's River Ouse charity race

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

The 14th York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge took place on the River Ouse yesterday and so far the teams that took part have raised £68,000.

The race was made up of 36 teams, each with 16 paddlers and a drummer and it produced one of the closest finishes in the history of the race.

Click below to witness the fight to the finish.

The winners this year were 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, the Growlers came second and in third place were the Dementia Slayers.  

'Change the law': Call for tougher sentences for drink-drivers who kill

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Campaigners in North Yorkshire are calling for tougher sentences for drivers who cause death on the roads. 

A survey for the Yorkshire-based road safety charity Brake shows two thirds of people think those responsible should be jailed for at least ten years. 

Pint and car keys

One of those backing the campaign is Lorraine Allaway, who lives in the Dales. Her husband Bob was killed last year by a drink-driver. 

She thinks sentences aren't harsh enough.

These people take a life and end up serving probably two and a half years, it's not enough. Families that have lost, brothers, sisters, mothers, they don't feel they've got justice."

Lorraine Allaway

Watch: A 'Seaside Tzar' for the coast - do North Yorkshire's resorts need help?

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Here in North Yorkshire we love our coast: Whitby, Scarborough, Filey, Runswick, Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay - our own white-sanded, fossil-drenched, wildlife-rich treasures. 

However, there's a school of thought which says we need help. 

According to a report out today from the British Hospitality Association, a "seaside tsar should be appointed to help Britain's forgotten seaside towns fight back from decades of decay"

I've been to Scarborough Camping and Caravanning Club to ask holiday-makers there what they think.  

In pictures: Harrogate Race For Life

Harrogate Informer

At 11am on Sunday, 10 July 2016, over 1,000 runners and walkers set off for the Harrogate Race for Life.

The route started from the deer park in the grounds of Ripley Castle, wound its way through the castle courtyard and out around the lake.

See the event in pictures:

Girl with dog
Harrogate Informer

BreakingYork river death man named by friends

BBC Radio York

A man who's body was recovered from the River Ouse in York yesterday afternoon has been named locally by friends as 20-year-old Chris Palmer.

Friends of the man gathered by the river this morning where they left a tribute in candles.

River police

Weather: A grey wet day, brightening later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a grey and murky start across North Yorkshire today but it should brighten up as we move through the day.

Here's my full forecast.

Traffic and travel: Train delays update

BBC Travel

There are still problems on the trains this morning at York.

There is currently no service between York and Leeds due to a signalling problem and a suspension of services between York and Chuch Fenton which is affecting Northern and First Transpennine Express trains. 

York Railway Station

There's disruption between York and Selby too.

You can click here to see the departure board.

York river death update

BBC Radio York

More now on the investigation into the recovery of a body from the River Ouse in York.

A day-long search took place yesterday after a man was seen falling from the city's Ouse Bridge at 03:00.

Police say the alarm was raised by members of the public who saw the man enter the water from above the middle arch of the bridge.

Police by river Ouse

A search involving the police, fire service and York Rescue Boat took place and a body was recovered from the water by the Northumbria Police Marine Unit, near to Ouse Bridge, at about 15:15.  

Further down the river the annual York Dragon Boat Race went ahead despite the sad news.

We realise the emergency response to this incident has caused a great deal of disruption during a busy day in York. We thank people and nearby businesses for their continued patience and support during the operation.”

Inspector Dave HunterYork Neighbourhood Policing Team

Body recovered after man falls into Ouse in York

BBC Radio York

Police say an investigation is under way after they recovered the body of a man who'd fallen into the River Ouse in York. 

The Northumbria Police Marine Unit located the body near to Ouse Bridge at about 15:00 yesterday afternoon.   

River police

Police say the incident happened at about 03:00 on Sunday morning when the man fell into the river.

Officers say they're not in a position to identify him at this stage.

Headlines: Body recovered from river in York, call for tougher sentence for killer drivers and steps to revive North Yorkshire sea-side towns

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our newsroom in York this morning include:

  • Police say an investigation is under way after they recovered the body of a man who'd fallen into the River Ouse in York
  • Campaigners in North Yorkshire are calling for tougher sentences for drivers who cause death on the roads
  • There's a call for the government to appoint a 'Seaside Tsar' to help revive coastal towns like Scarborough

Weather: A cloudy start with rain to come, brighter later

BBC Weather

The county will start cloudy this morning and there'll be outbreaks of rain too.

Bright or sunny intervals will develop later. 

Weather graphic

Traffic and Travel: Delays on the trains North and South, roads problem-free so far

BBC Travel

The departure board at York Railway Station has been showing a series of substantial delays this morning on trains to Church Fenton, Leeds, Doncaster, London and Newcastle, because of signalling problems.

You can click here to check for train service information and we'll keep you updated too.

Passengers at railway station
Getty Images

So far on the roads across the county things appear to be running smoothly.  

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. 

It was the York Dragon Boat Race at the weekend, which means we can start the day with a picture of men dressed as Vikings, although I'm not entirely convinced Vikings would have sported the peaked cap look. 


There'll be more to come on the dragon boat race later.  

We'd love to see your pics, so if you have any of the dragon boats or any other activities at the weekend, maybe the horse racing or the football, you can send them in via Twitter,Facebook or email.