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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 18 August
  3. Anglo-Saxon gold shilling is 'one-in-million' find
  4. Welcome to Yorkshire to bid for cycling World Road Championships
  5. E-fit image of suspect issued in search for knifepoint robbers

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By Jim Addyman

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Five things we've learnt about North Yorkshire today

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live, York

That's all for today - thanks for being with us. Join us once again from 07:00 on Friday morning.

In the meantime, here are five things we've learnt about North Yorkshire today...

1. Yorkshire's love affair with cycling could continue as it's announced that the World Road Race Championships could be coming to the county in 2019.

2. City of York Council is considering a ban on street advertising boards - aka "A-boards".

3. An Anglo-Saxon coin unearthed during an archaeological dig on the site of the Battle of Fulford at Germany Beck is a "one-in-a-million" find

4. Not everyone is happy for alcohol to be served at airports and on board planes - Bedale mum Sarah Gregory says a recent trip to Ibiza was the worst she'd experienced in 30 years of flying

5. York City could be in line for another long, difficult season if comments by club captain, Simon Heslop, are anything to go by.

I'll leave you with this great pic of Haxby sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Garry Hornby...


Watch: Is it a garden or is it art?

Gareth Barlow

Journalist, BBC Radio York

Part of York Art Gallery's recent £8m re-development was the creation of two acres of new public gardens behind the gallery. 

This is a space that had been closed to the public for around 1,000 years, since it was enclosed by St Mary's Abbey at the start of the last millennium.

Now the gardens' first art installation, called Foundation Myths, is ready to be experienced by the public.

It will see bright yellow ceramic tree trunks springing up out of the lawn area as a response to the area's former use as an orchard. 

I've managed to get a sneak preview of the gardens before the public are let in:

Traffic and travel: A169 near Malton 'closed for several hours' after accident

BBC Travel

The A169 near Malton will be closed for several hours following a serious collision, police say.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Low Marishes, Malton, at about 11:30 this morning after a collision involving two cars.

The road's closed between High Marishes and the A64. 

Diversions are in place and drivers are being urged to avoid the area.

Double trouble: Ripon's Jack Laugher shows off Rio medals

BBC Look North's Tanya Arnold is out in Rio catching up with Yorkshire's Olympians.

She's been talking to Ripon's own Jack Laugher who's been proudly showing off both his freshly-minted medals.

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Anglo-Saxon gold shilling is 'one-in-a-million' find

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live, York

An Anglo-Saxon coin unearthed during an archaeological dig on the site of the Battle of Fulford at Germany Beck is a "one-in-a-million" find, according to the Yorkshire Museum.

The coin, a rare golden Anglo-Saxon coin now known as the Fulford Shilling, is almost 1,500 years old, according to the museum.

It's the first coin known to have been made in York, and it's thought to be worth thousands of pounds.

Andy Woods, head of coins and medals at the Yorkshire Museum, has told BBC Radio York it's "incredibly rare":

Ian Greig, volunteer amateur archaeologist and councillor, originally found the coin and he says he wants it to stay in Yorkshire.

"We want it to go on permanent display. We've had an offer from a private collector, but we don't want to sell it to a private collector for it to disappear out of sight again," he says.

"We want it to stay in the public eye now we've brought it back to life."

One Day Cup: Yorkshire welcome back their England stars

BBC Sport

Yorkshire take on Kent at the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury in this afternoon's One-Day Cup quarter-final.

The Tykes are boosted by the availability of England stars Joe Root (pictured), Jonny Bairstow and Gary Ballance.

Joe Root

The first ball is due to be bowled at 14:00 and you can keep up with all the action right here.

North Yorkshire's weather: A sunny afternoon

It'll be a pleasant afternoon with plenty of sunshine

Highs of about 24C (75F), but a little fresher on the east coast.

There'll be a gentle to moderate south-easterly breeze.

Weather graphic

Boozeless airports: A sobering prospect?

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Earlier, I spoke to mum-of-two Sarah Gregory from Bedale about a recent nightmare flight from Leeds to Ibiza

Sarah said she and her two young children were surrounded by drunk, rowdy passengers and that she was afraid for their safety.

I spoke to retired airline pilot George Marray, from York, about his experiences of raucous passenger behaviour and asked him whether alcohol should be banned at airports in general:  

Ebor Festival Ladies day: Hot to trot at York's Knavesmire?

Gareth Barlow

Journalist, BBC Radio York

It's Ladies Day day at the Ebor Festival at York's Knavesmire racecourse.

It's a day when the focus is just as much on the fashion as it is on the horses.

I've been speaking to Caroline Higginbottom, York-based fashion guru and one of the bloggers behind the Fashion City York page. 

I asked for her tips on what the stylish lady at the races will be wearing today:  

Traffic and travel: Ebor Festival advice

BBC Travel

Today is the second day of the Ebor Festival race meeting at the Knavesmire in York and thousands of racegoers are expected.

Ebor race

This is expected to have a knock-on effect on traffic in York, especially in the Bishopthorpe, Dringhouses and South bank areas as well as the A64. 

The first race is at 13:55 and the final race gets under orders at 16:55.

Keep up to date with all the news on the roads with the BBC Travel page.

Listen: Minstermen captain questions team spirit

BBC Sport

York City captain, Simon Heslop has questioned the team spirit ahead of Saturday's game at Forest Green. 

The Minstermen collapsed in the second half of Tuesday's away fixture at Gateshead, shipping five goals and ending the game with a 6-1 defeat.

The result ended City's unbeaten start to their first season back in the National League

He says if they're to bounce back from their heavy defeat at Gateshead in midweek, the players need to work together:

World cycling championship bid: Race will be 'challenging and exhilarating'

More on the news that tourist organisation Welcome to Yorkshire has announced this morning it's to bid to host the cycling World Road Championships in 2019.

Tour de Yorkshire
Welcome to Yorkshire

The bid includes an "exciting" race programme, including starts in North, South, East and West Yorkshire, according to Welcome to Yorkshire.

The event takes place over eight days and includes individual and team time trials as well as full road races for under-18, under-23 and elite riders.

Welcome To Yorkshire boss Sir Gary Verity says: "We are sure the world’s best riders will find our beautiful roads both challenging and exhilarating in equal measure."

A-Level results: Dreaming spires for Zsofia?

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

It's a big day for North Yorkshire's A-Level students as today's the day they hear their results and find out how it affects their career choices.

Earlier, I spoke to former Harrogate Grammar School pupil Jasmine Cannon who got three grade A's, meaning she's heading off to Newcastle University to study medicine.

Meanwhile, fellow pupil Zsofia Hesketh has plans to go to Cambridge University - and she let me know live on BBC Radio York how she'd done: 

Should we call time on airport boozing?

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

This morning I've been looking at the issue of drinking on planes after Sarah Gregory from Bedale got in touch with BBC Radio York.

Earlier this month, she flew with her two children to Ibiza from Leeds-Bradford Airport with Ryanair and she says the journey was the worst she's known in 30 years of flying.

A significant number of the other passengers on-board were drunk and out of control, according to Sarah, who told me what her family had to endure on the flight:

Responding to Sarah's story, Ryanair has issued a statement:

A number of individuals on this flight from Leeds to Ibiza caused a minor disturbance in-flight and, in line with procedures, were warned to behave for the remainder of the flight. We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time"

Ryanair statement

Traffic and travel: Road delays in Scarborough

BBC Travel

Drivers are being warned of queuing traffic and heavier than usual traffic on A165 Filey Road northbound in Scarborough between College Lane junction and the A64 Westborough junction.  

Jack Laugher: Making Yorkshire proud

Jules Bellerby

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Ripon's Jack Laugher is having to get used to being a household name after his heroics in the diving at the Rio Olympics.

The 21-year-old won a gold in the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard and a silver in the individual competition.

I managed to grab a few minutes with Jack and I asked him if he was aware of the reaction to his success back in the UK:

E-fit image of suspect issued in search for knifepoint robbers

Police investigating a knifepoint robbery in York have issued an e-fit image of one of the suspects.

Efit of suspect
North Yorkshire Police

A 59-year-old man who'd just used a machine in Goodramgate was left unharmed but "very shaken up" after being robbed by two men, both with foreign accents and one with a knife, at about 18:10 on Wednesday 10 August.

The first suspect is described as 5ft 11ins tall, of stocky but toned build and aged between 26 to 30 years old. He was unshaven and had black hair, brown eyes and olive skin and was wearing a tight gym top, black jogging trousers and trainers.

The second suspect who was holding the knife is described as similar in height, with an olive complexion, of smaller build to the first man, but still toned. He was aged between 24 to 26 and dressed in a similar way to the first suspect.

Your sport headlines this morning

BBC Sport

Simon Heslop

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

Postponed wins Juddmonte International for Roger Varian

Trainer Roger Varian has hailed stable star Postponed after a sixth straight win - in the Juddmonte International at York.

Andrea Atzeni and Postponed
Getty Images

The 15-8 favourite, ridden by Andrea Atzeni, beat Highland Reel by a length and a quarter, with Mutakayyef third.

"He's an incredible horse. The team at home have done a fantastic job. I can't tell you how much satisfaction I feel," said Newmarket trainer Varian.

His stable has been hit by a virus and Postponed was forced to miss the King George at Ascot last month.

'I'm so happy': Jasmine heads for uni as A-level stress pays off

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

It's a big day for thousands of young people across the country: A-level results day - the culmination of months and months of hard work.

Youngsters will be hoping their results get them one of a record number of university places available this autumn.

Jasmine Cannon, until recently a student at Harrogate Grammar School in North Yorkshire, aims to study medicine at Newcastle University. 

Having taken A-levels in maths, chemistry and biology, she was up early this morning to find out what the future holds - and she told me live on BBC Radio York what her results are:

White rose county holds its own in Rio

Four years ago, Yorkshire's athletes were leading Team GB to a record medal haul, and would have finished 12th if it were an individual country - ahead of Jamaica, Brazil and Spain.

Further medals in the Paralympics, including two golds for wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockroft, capped off a brilliant sporting summer.

Four years on, and Yorkshire's once again proving the white rose county can hold its own. This is where we stand right now - and hopefully there's more to come:

Medal table - Yorkshire in 17th position

North Yorkshire's weather: A sunny day ahead

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Today is getting off to a rather cloudy start but this should clear throughout the morning.

That'll leave some thin broken cloud but another pleasant day with plenty of sunshine. 

Watch my full forecast here:

York could ban pavement advertising boards

A ban on advertising boards on pavements in York city centre is to be considered.

Street in York

A new "prohibition zone" banning the boards from pavements within the city's inner ring road could be trialled for 12 months from January, if given the council's go-ahead.

Such boards obstructing the footpaths leave little "safe space" for pedestrians to use, the council says.

Councillor Ian Gillies said: "This has been a long-standing issue here in York."

The new policy will go before the council's executive on 25 August.

North Yorkshire's weather: Misty start, sunny later

BBC Weather

Early mist and low cloud will soon disperse to give a dry day with some good sunny spells

Feeling warm inland, but cooler near the coast with an onshore breeze.

weather graphic

Cycling World Road Race Championships for Yorkshire?

Martin Coldrick

BBC Local Live

Yorkshire's love affair with cycling looks to be growing as it has been revealed that yet more world class cycling could be coming to the county.


First it was the Tour de France's Grand Depart, then the Tour de Yorkshire, now tourist organisation Welcome to Yorkshire has submitted a bid to bring the World Road Championships to the region in 2019.

Cycling fans will be hoping to see British favourites like Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas, as well as the cream of world cycling like current World Road Race champion, Peter Sagan.

The government has also guaranteed to underwrite the full cost of the event - and back it with £24m worth of investment. 

BBC Radio Sheffield's Howie Pressman asked Sir Gary Verity to tell us about the event and why he wants it to come to this part of the world.

Road World Championships bid Sir Gary Verity

Your headlines this morning

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

The top stories from our York newsroom so far this morning include...

  • World-class cycling could be coming to Yorkshire, with Welcome to Yorkshire submitting a bid to bring the World Road Championships here in 2019
  • The budget for alcohol and drug treatment in York could be cut by £500,000, with a cut in the amount of cash being made available by goverment being blamed
  • Plans to tackle childhood obesity in England are due to be announced later

Traffic and travel: North Yorkshire's roads and rail

BBC Travel

No major delays on the trains out of York Railway Station so far this morning, according to the live departure board, except for the 07:08 to Newcastle which is currently running just under half an hour late.

On the roads, debris is currently being removed from the M62 between J35 (Langham) and J36 (Goole) and slowing traffic flow.


And both the Selby Bypass (A63) and Tadcaster Bridge (A659) remain closed to traffic due to long-standing 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. 

In the news this morning, yet more world class cycling could be coming to Yorkshire, with Welcome to Yorkshire submitting a bid to bring the World Road Championships here in 2019. 

And, of course, it's A-level results day...

More on those stories later. In the meantime, we'd love to see your pics like this image of the harbour at Scarborough sent in to us by Shirley Bee.

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