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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 07:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 18 July 2016

Live Reporting

By David Ward

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Five things we learnt today in York and North Yorkshire

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back at 07:00 on Tuesday.

In the meantime, let's look back at five of the main news stories of the day:

  1. Air accident investigators are examining why a helicopter with five people on board crashed at an airfield near Selby
  2. Tributes are being paid to a York primary school headteacher who's died suddenly 
  3. A rise in the number of reported race hate crimes in Yorkshire since the Brexit vote is causing "real fear" among ethnic minorities
  4. Kirkbymoorside has what's probably its first ever world champion in teenage biker Jack Peace
  5. And Summer does really exist and isn't a myth as you might have thought so far this year!

See you tomorrow, when the sun, once again, is expected to have his hat on, just like in this photo of Burton Leonard, sent to us by BBC Weather Watcher Steelie76:

Sun in Burton Leonard
BBC

Watch: 'Dream come true' for Kirkbymoorside world champ

Sarah Urwin

BBC Radio York News

More now on the teenage biker who is possibly Kirkbymoorside's first ever world champion.

Jack Peace, 16, has already been crowned the winner of the 125cc Trail Cup, despite the season not yet having come to an end.

He's told me that a little bit of sibling rivalry is helping to push him on. 

Watch: Goddards gardens set for 1927 makeover

Sarah Urwin

BBC Radio York News

On a day like this I'm just desperate to get out in the fresh air.

What better place to be than at one of York's beautiful National Trust propertieswhich is about to be returned to its original state. 

Goddards, on Tadcaster Road, is the former home of Noel Terry, from the famous Terry's of York chocolate firm. 

If you've ever been for a visit, you'll know the gardens are lovely. But they're about to get even nicer as they're returned to the original George Dillistone planting schemes of 1927.

I've been to find out what's planned...and what's already taken place:

Hate incidents following EU poll creating 'real fear' in communities

BBC News England

Racist abuse incidents since the Brexit vote have been creating "real fear" among ethnic minorities in Yorkshire, religious and community leaders have told the BBC.

Graph
BBC

Data supplied to the BBC shows that over the last year, race hate crimes have gone up 13% in Yorkshire.

However, the data also showed that there was no strong link between the EU referendum vote and a rise in the number of racially motivated hate crimes being recorded.

For example, in June 2016, 472 race hate crimes were dealt with by forces in North, South and West Yorkshire - the same number as in March 2016, three months before the referendum was held.

North Yorkshire's weather: A dry, warm and sunny afternoon

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will be mostly dry and very warm with spells of sunshine.

However, there will be just a small chance of a shower. 

The top temperature will be about 27C (81F) with a light southwest wind. 

Weather forecast
BBC

Listen: Brexit 'good for business' says North Yorkshire company

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York News

In the wake of the EU referendum the pound may have taken a nose-dive, but not everyone is disappointed. 

Allerton Steel, of Northallerton, which employs more than 100 people, has told BBC Radio York it's looking to take advantage of the situation. 

The firm makes large-scale products including bridges, and structures for buildings and offshore facilities. 

Sales director Paul Denning says the low value of the pound makes his products more appealing abroad:

Your headlines this Monday lunchtime

Sarah Wakefield

The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

York school 'deeply shocked' at headteacher's death

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

More now on the very sad news we brought you earlier about the sudden death of the headteacher of Huntington Primary Academy, Ann McKeown, at the age of 56.

Paul Gething, chair of the school's board of trustees, says: " We are all deeply shocked by the sudden death of Ann McKeown. Our academy and community have lost a valued leader, colleague and friend.

"As a highly respected educator, Ann was someone who inspired and enriched the lives of countless young people throughout this city and beyond.

"She will be desperately missed and our thoughts are with her family and friends and all the pupils and staff at Huntington Primary Academy where she made such a massive contribution over many years."  

The school will be remain closed for the rest of today and tomorrow before re-opening on Wednesday.

The sun has got his hat on: Perfect day for the beach

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

I don't know about you, but I know I'd much rather be on the beach in Scarborough than stuck in the office.

This is the scene there this morning. This pic sent into us by BBC Weather Watcher Tomslad, who's lucky enough to be by the coast.

I guess with temperatures set to rise to the mid-20s that it may get a little busier as time goes by.

Scarborough beach
BBC

Traffic and Travel: A1041 at Camblesforth near Selby still partially closed

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

More now on the accident near Selby we told you about earlier.

We now know the male driver of the car involved has been taken to York hospital with only minor injuries. 

As these pics from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue show, he's clearly had a lucky escape:

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The road has now partly re-opened but traffic in the area is slow.

Head of York primary school dies

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

Some very sad news this morning from Huntington Primary Academy in York.

It's been announced that headteacher Ann McKeown has died suddenly.

The school has been closed for the next two days and will re-open to pupils on Wednesday.

Power cut hits parts of York

Parts of York have been hit by a power cut.

Northern Powergrid say they're aware of the problem:

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Watch: Kirkbymoorside rider becomes world champion

Sarah Urwin

BBC Radio York News

Imagine being only 16 and already being a world champion.

Well that's the situation Jack Peace from Kirkbymoorside finds himself in.

He hasn't even finished his motorbiking season, but he's so far ahead he's already been crowned the winner in the 125cc Trial Cup.

He's been showing me a few of the skills that got him there and, put it this way, I'm not letting him anywhere near my car...

Your headlines this Monday morning

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

The latest from our York newsroom this morning includes:

  • Five men are lucky to be alive after a helicopter crashes close to Selby
  • Plans to build 8,000 new homes in and around York go out for consultation
  • Research by BBC Yorkshire shows the number of reported race hate crimes has increased

Traffic and travel: A1041 remains closed after accident

BBC Travel

Just a reminder that the A1041 in Camblesforth, near Selby remains closed and there's slow traffic northbound between the Common Lane junction and the A63 junction. 

This is due to an accident. A diversion's in operation - via Common Lane and the A19.  

Selby helicopter crash wreckage removed

BBC Radio York

The wreckage of a helicopter which crashed at Breighton airfield near Selby at the weekend has now been removed, it's been confirmed.

Air Accident investigators are now looking into the accident, which happened on Sunday evening, to try and find out what happened.

The crash left five people being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

Helicopter wreckage
BBC

Listen: Have your say on plan for thousands of new homes in York

BBC Radio York

It's being described as one of York's biggest decisions for a generation - and today you have the chance to get involved.

City of York Council wants to know where it should build thousands of new homes over the coming decades. 

BBC Radio York reporter Nick Morris has been finding out more and this is his report:

North Yorkshire's weather: A dry, warm and sunny day

Today will see a dry and bright start with some cloud around first thing

Most places will enjoy a largely dry and warm day with some good spells of sunshine, however we could still see one or two heavy showers, particularly throughout the afternoon. 

Feeling humid with highs of 26C (79F). 

Traffic and Travel: Road closed near Selby after accident

BBC Travel

Something to be aware of if you're planning on using the A1041 as you make your way to work this morning.

No news yet as to when the road will re-open.

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Line-up for BBC History weekend announced

YorkMix

It may be a good five months away, but here's something to look forward to.

The line-up to the second BBC History Magazine's History Weeekend has been announced and it features more than 20 leading historians and authors.

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Listen: Helicopter crash leaves five seriously injured

Phillip Norton

BBC News

More now on the helicopter crash near Selby.

Five people have been taken to hospital after the helicopter they were travelling in crashed at an airfield near Selby on Sunday evening

The Air Accident Investigation branch is now looking into what happened at Breighton Airfield.

Here's my report from the scene:

Latest sport headlines: York City win, goalkeeper remains focus for boss McNamara and Harrogate 3G pitch 'fantastic'

BBC Sport

The sport headlines from our York newsroom this morning include:

  • Goals from Simon Heslop, Scott Fenwick and Reece Thompson help York City to their first win in pre-season - a 3-0 victory at Stalybridge Celtic
  • York City manager Jackie McNamara confirms that finding a goalkeeper to challenge Scott Flinders is his number one transfer priority
  • Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver says his players are "raving" about their new 3G pitch which was used for the first time in Saturday's 3-0 win over Hyde

Weather: Summer is here at last!

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It's taken far too long for my liking, but finally summer has arrived in North Yorkshire.

Time to get the Factor 30 out....for the next couple of days at least.

Weather
BBC

Helicopter crash: Investigation continues after five seriously hurt

BBC Radio York

An investigation's under way into what caused a helicopter to crash in Yorkshire at the weekend

Five men were seriously injured when it came down by the side of the runway at Breighton Airfield, near Selby, just after 18:00.

Breighton airfield
PA

Two of the casualties were airlifted to hospitals in Hull and Leeds, and three others were taken to hospital by ambulance, Yorkshire Ambulance Service has confirmed.

Their injuries are said to be serious but not life-threatening at this stage, with mainly back, leg and chest injuries.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch will lead the investigation to establish what caused the crash.

Latest headlines: Five in hospital after Selby helicopter crash, new job for North Yorkshire MP and 'Local Plan' consultation under way

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

The headlines from our newsroom in York this morning include:

Traffic and Travel: No problems on the roads or rails

BBC Travel

Some good news for first day of the working week. 

There are currently no issues to tell you about on North Yorkshire's roads or on the trains leaving York station this morning.

Of course, if that changes we'll be the first to tell you.

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, travel and weather from across North Yorkshire. 

To start with today, here's a beautiful photo taken by Pete, one of our BBC Weather Watchers, across fields in Flaxton just to the north of York. 

The good news is you can expect to see plenty more of the sun over the coming days.

Remember you can get in touch with us too. Send your photos via Twitter, Facebook or email

Flaxton
BBC