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North Yorkshire County Councillor Peter Sowray, chairman of the War Memorial Committee Nigel Denison, and Roger Clements of Brafferton Parish Council with the new memorial

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Severe disruption: A66 Cumbria eastbound

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A66 Cumbria eastbound severe disruption, between A6 Kemplay Bank and A1.

A66 Cumbria - A66 closed eastbound between Kemplay Bank Roundabout in Penrith and the A1(M) J55 junction in Middleton Tyas, because of snow.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J44 for A64.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road to A64 Eastbound northbound at J44, A64 (Bramham), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Yorkshire's top stories today

Yorkshire's top stories today include:

For the latest on weather coditions, tune into your BBC local radio station.

Severe accident: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

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M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J35 for M18 and J34 for A19 Selby.

M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J35, M18 (Langham) and J34, A19 (Selby), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

'Incredible teamwork' from emergency services on A65

These pictures have just been tweeted by a West Yorkshire motorway policeman from the A65 last night:

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West Yorkshire Police

They really show the kind of conditions the police, Highways England and mountain rescue teams were trying to deal with.

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West Yorkshire Police

PC Martin Willis said they were battling 95 mph winds as they tried to move snow to free motorists.

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West Yorkshire Police

He said in a tweet "Incredible teamwork last night by mountain rescue @WYP_RPU@HighwaysYORKS and local farmers, to rescue stranded drivers and try to reopen roads!

Battling 95mph wind gusts, extreme wind chill and blizzard conditions."

Girl Guides 'dismayed' at Sun's naked photoshoot in York

The Guide Association says it's disappointed a national tabloid newspaper has published pictures of a nude model in York's Museum Gardens.

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BBC

Today's Sun newspaper features model Nicole Rayner posing nude in the snow in York, despite nudity on Page Three being retired in 2015.

In a statement, the Girlguiding Advocate Panel says: "As young women, we want to know that our media reflects and respects us.

"We were proud supporters of the No More Page Three campaign, so imagine our dismay at seeing today's edition of The Sun."

We're disappointed The Sun's shown it would rather treat women as objects than uphold its status as a family newspaper."

Girlguiding Advocate Panel

Anti-fracking protesters claim victory and go home

Anti-fracking campaigners at a site in North Yorkshire say they're packing up and going home.

Fracking tower
Eddie Thornton

Third Energy wants to drill for shale gas at an existing well in Kirby Misperton, but is still waiting for formal approval from the government and recently began removing equipment from the site.

The Kirby Misperton Protection Camp say they've fulfilled their promise to remain there until the company were "no longer a threat to the area."

A spokesperson for the group says: "The last two weeks have seen convoys of fracking equipment leaving the site and this week we celebrated as the rig was finally removed.

"It’s clear Third Energy are not going to be fracking anytime soon, and so the time has come to begin packing up the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp."

The group says it will now begin the process of returning the field to its former state and will be arranging community work days over the coming weeks.

In pictures: Snowy scenes in North Yorkshire

There's no let-up in the freezing conditions in North Yorkshire at the moment - even the chickens in Goathland are heading for cover:

Chickens in snow
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Meanwhile, Gunnerside Meadows in Swaledale is practising looking good for this year's Christmas cards:

Gunnerside Meadows
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You can see plenty more cracking pics like these on the BBC Yorkshire Instagram page.

In pictures: Debris strewn after Scarborough storm

The weather has certainly taken it's toll on the Yorkshire coast.

Take a look at this debris on Scarborough's Foreshore Road in the South Bay:

Scarborough foreshore
BBC

Strong snow drifts on A66

Listen: Piglet stars in Moors railway TV show

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is back on our TV screens tonight.

A new series follows life on the line between Pickering and Whitby and the volunteers and staff who keep the trains running.

The railway's General Manager, Chris Price, says a man called Piglet will be the star of the show:

The first episode is tonight at 20:00 on Channel 5

Severe disruption: A170 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A170 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, near Sutton Bank.

A170 North Yorkshire - A170 in Scawton blocked near the Sutton Bank junction.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

People rescued from car engulfed by waves

Two people trying to take pictures of rough seas off Scarborough have been rescued by the coastguard.

It's prompted a warning to people not to put their lives at risk trying to take a good photograph.

Scarborough Coastguard battled dangerous waves yesterday to get to a swamped car on the town's Marine Drive.

Scarborough Coastguard Rescue Team
Scarborough Coastguard Rescue Team

The Scarborough coastguard say: "Huge waves crashed over, picking up cars like match boxes throwing them at will."

In a social media post they've appealed to people to not ignore safety warnings and say no picture or video is worth the risk.

Senior Coastal Operations Officer Matthew Atkinson said: “While coastguard teams train for these conditions and have the right equipment we cannot stress how dangerous these conditions are."

Hundreds of schools across Yorkshire remain closed

Hundreds of schools across Yorkshire remain closed today as headteachers take the decision to keep staff and pupils off their sites while freezing conditions continue.

Over 900 schools and colleges are closed for a second day with around 500 in West Yorkshire, 300 in South Yorkshire and over 100 shut in North Yorkshire today.

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BBC

Many schools are stating their intention to re-open on Monday morning but keep checking your local council website over the weekend for the latest information.

Listen: 'Joy among chaos' as baby born on Yorkshire road

An air ambulance crew member says it made a change to be called out to something joyful yesterday, when a North Yorkshire woman gave birth to a baby girl, by the side of the road during a snow storm.

Andrew Waring from Catterick, was driving wife, Daniella, to hospital in the snow on the A66 near Darlington, when the couple realised they wouldn't arrive in time.

Mr Waring said he pulled over and "copied" what he had seen when he was present at the birth of his first two children.

Baby Sienna and her mum were said to be "happy and warm" when paramedics arrived.

Lee Salmon, from the Great North Air Ambulance, says it was lovely to experience such a joyful occasion among all the weather chaos:

Watch: More than A Touch of Frost

Things went a bit downhill for this policeman yesterday.

A group of children helped him investigate the art of balance whilst sledging in Guisborough.

Judging by the outcome it looks like further enquiries need to be made:

Dashing through the snow

I bet this felt great, what a way to travel!

This shot was taken in Scarborough by Weather Watcher Dylan.

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BBC

Watch: The wild wind and the waves

Mike Kemp

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Earlier we showed you a very wild east coast with a whipped up sea gushing down the Scarborough seafront.

The wind is at it again this morning.

Here's what Scarborough’s South Bay looked like when I filmed this a few minutes ago:

A66 still closed between Scotch Corner and Brough

Trains disrupted - Check your journey here

If you're catching a train in Yorkshire this morning, it's worth checking here first, as wintry weather is affecting many services.

Train running across the whole Northern network may be cancelled, delayed or suspended.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

You can keep up to date by clicking on the links below.

Watch: Weather - Bitterly cold in Yorkshire today

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Weather warnings dominate again this morning and it'll be bitterly cold.

Here's my full forecast:

Severe disruption: A6068 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6068 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Gill Lane and Green Lane.

A6068 North Yorkshire - A6068 Keighley Road in Cowling closed in both directions between the Gill Lane junction and the Green Lane junction, because of snow.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Watch: Wind whips up the waves in Scarborough

On top of the snow and ice we now have the wind, which was whipping up the waves in Scarborough yesterday afternoon.

Scarborough Lifeboat Station posted this dramatic footage:

On the buses - Check your route here

Friday's windy weather

Snow showers and a cold east to southeast wind through today, with temperatures again struggling to rise above freezing.

Highs of 1C.

There's a risk of further snow showers through this evening and overnight with limited clearer breaks.

It will become very cold once more with ice likely.

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School weather closures

Many schools are expected to remain closed today across Yorkshire

About 1,500 were closed across the county yesterday due to the snow.

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For the situation where you live, take a look at your local council website:

Click here to find out if your school is affected in North Yorkshire.

City of York school closures

Barnsley Borough Council school closures

Rotherham Borough Council school closures

Sheffield City Council school closures

Leeds City Council school closures

Bradford Council school closures

Wakefield Council school closures

Calderdale Council school closures

Kirklees Council school closures

In Doncaster schools let parents and carers know individually.

Severe disruption: A6068 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6068 Lancashire both ways severe disruption, between Skipton Old Road Roundabout and Green Lane.

A6068 Lancashire - A6068 Keighley Road closed between the Skipton Old Road Roundabout junction in Colne and the Green Lane junction in Cross Hills, because of snow.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Yorkshire's top stories today

The top stories from across Yorkshire so far today include:

In pictures: Lambs in the Ampleforth snow

These lambs had a very chilly start to life, born this morning in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire.

Still, they seem to be enjoying it:

Lambs
High Lions
Lambs
High Lions
Lambs
High Lions
Sea spume covers Scarborough street
Scarborough's seafront was covered in sea foam after the cold winter wind whipped up North Sea waves.

A chilly start for a baby girl Siena...

A baby girl has been born by the side of the road during a snow storm.

Daniella Waring went into labour this morning at home in Catterick, North Yorkshire, and she and her husband Andrew set off for hospital.

Heading across the A66, they ran into heavy snow and realised they did not have time to get to hospital.

They pulled over on to the side of the road in County Durham and Daniella gave birth before paramedics, who were driving up and down the road looking for her, arrived.

Daniella, Siena, husband Andrew and hospital staff
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Both mother and baby were "happy and warm" when they were eventually located at Elton by a response car.

After being checked over at the scene, they were driven to hospital by a North East Ambulance Service crew.

The newborn girl has been named Sienna.

Emergency services staff thanked for 'heroic effort'

Yorkshire's emergency services have been very busy today, helping clear roads, pulling drivers to safety, and being ready to respond at a moment's notice.

North Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have been thanking their staff for the extra work they've gone to to keep us safe:

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