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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 10 August 2016
  3. Scarborough man charged over burglary bid at Wayne Rooney's home
  4. NHS Foundation Trust 'needs improvement', CQC says
  5. Meeting held in Cawood over planned five-month bridge closure
  6. New 'plastic' five pound notes go on show in York

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By Jim Addyman

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Five things we've learnt about North Yorkshire

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live, York

Thanks for being with us today. We'll be back at 07:00 on Thursday morning. 

In the meantime here are five things we learnt about North Yorkshire today:

1. The unexpected closure of Gillygate in the centre of York has provoked a debate with local Green councillors stating they think part-pedestrianisation would bring down pollution levels and boost trade.

2. Pedestrian access is also an issue in Cawood where locals are worried about being able to get where they need to be while the bridge undergoes a five month renovation.

3. Easingwold is home to the world's oldest pygmy goat, who has just become a great-grandmother.

4. Drax power station is not just one of our major energy producers, but now it's also a tourist attraction offering free tours.

5. Scarborough might not be the best place to be if you're caught short as the local council could close public conveniences deemed not to be cost effective.

...and I'll leave you with this great pic of Gunnerside taken by BBC Weather Watcher Monty:


North Yorkshire in pictures: Whitby sunset caught on camera

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live, York

Thanks to Gary Horwell for sending us this fantastic picture of sunset over Whitby earlier this week.

Whitby sunset
Gary Horwell

We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of North Yorkshire. Why not email or tweet your photographs to us?

Quids in at NRM as new 'plastic' £5 notes go on show

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

It's only a few weeks now before the new £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill goes into circulation.

Before then, it's being taken on a brief tour of the UK - and today it's on show in York at the National Railway Museum. 

This fiver is very different from the old notes because it's plastic. 

Victoria Cleland is Chief Cashier at the Bank of England - her signature appears on the new note - and she's told me why it's being introduced: 

A different sort of day out at Drax

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live, York

Looking for something to do with the kids in the summer holidays which they haven't done before?

Did you know that Drax power station has weekly tours every Thursday

You can take a look around one of the country's biggest energy plants, as well as visit their nature reserve and there are even a number of walks on the site.

Drax power station

Watch: Northerners in London have their say

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live, York

Do you eat tea or dinner in the evening? Do you have a bath or bar-th?

The answers to these questions could mark you out as a Northerner in London...

BBC3 has been examining what it's like for people from "Oop North" down in "That" London.

Click here to see what they have to say.

BBC3 video

NHS Foundation Trust 'needs improvement', CQC says

Poor critical care and staff shortages need to be tackled in hospitals run by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, which runs two hospitals in North Yorkshire, the health watchdog has said.


The trust, which runs Skipton and Castleberg hospitals, as well as Airedale hospital in West Yorkshire, was rated "requires improvement".

The Care Quality Commission said there were not enough doctors in the new emergency department at Airedale.

The trust said it was addressing staffing issues.

North Yorkshire's weather: Generally dry but getting cloudy

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We'll see a few isolated showers this afternoon across Yorkshire, but remaining largely dry for most

However cloud will increase and lowering across western parts later on this afternoon, with eastern parts hanging on to the best of the brightness. 

Top temperatures will be about of 18C (64F). 

Weather graphic

Your headlines this lunchtime

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York News

The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

Scarborough man charged over burglary bid at Wayne Rooney's home

BBC News England

A North Yorkshire man has been charged with the attempted burglary of Wayne Rooney's home while he was playing in his testimonial match at Old Trafford.

Robert Leslie McNamara, 24, of Newby Farm Crescent, Scalby, Scarborough, is due to appear at South and East Cheshire Magistrates' Court later.

He is alleged to have targeted the footballer's home at about 21:00 on 3 August in Prestbury, Cheshire.

The alarm at the £6m property was reportedly triggered.

Best foot forward for Selby waterskier David

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

While most sports fans' attention will be on Rio at the moment, we should perhaps also be celebrating a North Yorkshire sporting success.

David Platt, from Selby, is part of the GB team that has just won a silver medal at the Barefoot Waterskiing European Championships at Rock Lake in Jonkoping, Sweden.

Barefoot skier David Platt

David is a member of the White Cross Ski Club and practises regularly on the River Ouse. 

He's told BBC Look North that he's "over the moon" at this latest win.

To pull off what I did on a big stage like that is absolutely fantastic."

David Platt

'How could we not photograph this?'

The photographer behind a once-in-a-lifetime picture of spectacular clouds in the skies over Tadcaster is in the running for a top award.

Mat Robinson is vying for the Royal Meteorological Society and Royal Photographic Society's Photographer of the Year prize thanks to this amazing picture of mammatus clouds over the North Yorkshire town:

Mat Robinson

Mat says: "This was taken at the first lay-by we found between Tadcaster and York, away from the A64, with the sweep of the road acting as a perfect guide for the eye towards the centre of the storm. How could you not grab the camera from the boot and photograph this scene?"

Watch: Daisy the Easingwold pygmy goat is just kid-ding

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

How old is your pet? Because in Easingwold they have what is thought to be the world's oldest living pygmy goat. 

Her name is Daisy and she's 19-years-old and has just become a great great grandmother for the first time after the birth of three kids.

I've been down to the farm at Easingwold's Maize Maze to meet Daisy and her family:

Scarborough residents to loo-se out?

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

A plan to overhaul Scarborough's public toilets is currently being run by Scarborough Borough Council.

Businesses and local volunteers could be asked to run some of them, while others deemed not to be cost effective could close and be demolished. 

A number of the toilets could be made pay-on-entry via a turnstile system, to save money on staffing costs. 

Public toilets in Scarborough

The council currently owns and operates 38 public toilets and a number of conveniences in surrounding villages will be offered to the parish councils to run.

BBC Look North has been investigating...

Scarborough man held over burglary bid at Wayne Rooney's home

BBC News England

A Scarborough man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to burgle Wayne Rooney's home in Prestbury, Cheshire.

Wayne Rooney

The incident happened on Wednesday 3 August while Rooney was playing in his testimonial match at Old Trafford.

The arrested man, who is 24, is in police custody for questioning.

Bunch of fivers: 'Plastic' £5 notes go on display in York

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live, York

The new plastic five pound notes are on display at the National Railway Museum in York today.

Plastic £5 notes

It's the only place in Yorkshire where you can handle them before they're rolled out in September.

It's the first Bank of England note to be printed on a synthetic material called polymer.

It feels different to paper notes, and it's smaller than the current £5 note.

Your headlines this morning

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York News

The top stories from the York newsroom this morning include:

Cyclist seriously hurt in collision with car

A cyclist's being treated in hospital for serious injuries after the bike he was riding collided with a car near Malton on Tuesday.

The collision, with a black Vauxhall Zafira, happened at about 07:15 on the roundabout at the A64 interchange with the A169 and B1257 near Eden Camp.

The cyclist, a 59-year-old man, was airlifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the collision, or who may have seen the incident, is being asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

Cawood Bridge: Problems ahead as closure looms

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live, York

People living in Cawood, near Selby, are urging officials to allow them pedestrian access to their bridge when it closes for repairs for five months. 

North Yorkshire County Council wants to strengthen the bridge, but villagers have been warned they won't be able to walk over it. 

Concerned local residents can voice their fears at a public meeting tonight at the old Boys' Grammar School in the village. 

Resident Chris Chittock has told us that a lot of people work in York and they're already talking about the potential problems of a long round trip on their daily commute:

North Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells and mostly dry

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A largely dry start to the day across Yorkshire, though we will see a few isolated showers first thing across parts of North Yorkshire.

There will be plenty of sunny spells to enjoy for most.

Watch my full weather forecast here: 

Rule of Laugher: Ripon diver aims to 'shock the world'

BBC Sport

All eyes will be on Ripon's Jack Laugher as he goes for gold in the Olympics this evening.

He's competing in the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard Final with his partner Chris Mears at 20:00.

Laugher and Mears have said they've created a dive to "shock the world". Two years in the making, it's a forward two-and-a-half somersaults with three twists.

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears

The dive carries the highest "tariff", or degree of difficulty, at 3.9, of any dive in the competition.

No one else in the world has attempted it in competition, but it also carries a degree of risk in both its execution and how it will be received by the judges.

You can follow Jack's progress on the BBC Olympics site.

Your sport headlines this morning

BBC Sport

The top sport stories from our York newsroom so far today include:

  • York City get their first win of the season, with a 1-0 victory at home to Macclesfield. Defender Matt Fry got the vital goal
  • Harrogate Town also score their first win of the season, beating Boston United 2-0 in the National League North
  • Pickering Town needed extra time and penalties to progress in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup, eventually beating Sunderland Ryhope 3-1 on penalties after the game finished 3-3 at the end of extra time

Roads update: Crash on A64 at Bilbrough Top

BBC Travel

There are reports coming in of a nasty crash on the A64 at Bilbrough Top, just west of York.

It's thought three or four vehicles are involved. They're on the central reservation and traffic is starting to queue in both directions. 

More information as and when we get it, but you can keep up-to-date with all the roads news in North Yorkshire on the BBC Travel page.

Gillygate hole: Road closure prompts pedestrianisation debate

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York News

The unexpected closure of a main route through York has triggered a new debate over the city's traffic problems. 

Gillygate has been closed to cars since Monday when a sinkhole appeared in the road because of a collapsed sewer. 

Some businesses on the street have since told BBC Radio York that barring traffic for the long term would help tackle pollution and help cut the number of vehicles in the city centre. 

Guy Wapples, who runs Bistro Guy on Gillygate, says a permanent closure would benefit businesses like his:

Your headlines this morning

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York News

The top stories from the York newsroom this morning include:

  • The unexpected closure of a main route through York triggers a debate over the city's traffic problems, with Gillygate closed to cars since Monday after a hole appeared
  • Residents of Cawood, near Selby, urge officials to allow them pedestrian access to their bridge when it closes for five months for much-needed repairs
  • The new plastic five pound notes are on display in York today - the only place in Yorkshire where you can handle them before they're rolled out in September

North Yorkshire's weather: Dry start with possibility of showers

BBC Weather

A mainly dry and bright morning with light winds, although the chance of a few showers in places

It will turn cloudy through the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain arriving from the west by the evening.    

Weather graphic

Traffic and travel: North Yorkshire's road and rail

BBC Travel

No problems on the trains so far this morning, according to York Railway Station's live departure board.

On the roads, Gillygate (A1036) in the centre of York is still closed both ways because of repairs to the sinkhole that appeared on Monday

The A63 Selby Bypass is still closed for roadworks.

And Finkle Street westbound in Thirsk is closed for roadworks.

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Jim Addyman

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. 

All eyes will be on Ripon's Jack Laugher later as he goes for gold in the Olympics in the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard Final with his partner Chris Mears.

Meanwhile, we'd love to see your pics, like this one of a bee stocking up on nectar sent in by Ryker. 

You can get in touch and send your photos via Twitter, Facebook or email.