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Severe accident: A64 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A64 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A1 and Kiddal Lane.

A64 North Yorkshire - A64 in Bramham closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A1(M) J44 Bramham junction and the Kiddal Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J50 for A61 and J51 for A6055 Leeming Lane.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound between J50, A61 (Baldersby) and J51, A6055 (Leeming Bar), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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:

Travel update: Delays to buses across Yorkshire

BBC News Travel

Never the news you want to hear on a Friday teatime:

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When it comes to bridges...bigger is better in York

Imagine a future that looks like this:

York City Council

That's right, folks, it's the news we've all been waiting for: a wider shared-use pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting York's station and city centre has been given planning permission.

Scarborough Bridge will be nearly three times its current width and cyclists, wheelchair users and people pushing prams will be able to use it with ease, the council says.

Northern workers to strike on two more days this month

A further two 24-hour strikes by workers at train operator Northern will take place this month in a dispute over driver-only-operated trains, the RMT union has confirmed.

Northern Rail
Northern Rail

The action will take place on 26 and 29 March, with the RMT calling for talks with Arriva North, which runs Northern services, and the Department for Transport.

Mick Cash, from the RMT, said: "No-one should be in any doubt, this dispute is about putting the safety of the travelling public before the profits of the private train companies."

We are waiting to hear back from Northern.

Thirsk Cricket Club's tribute to teenager killed in crash

Thirsk Cricket Club has paid tribute to one of its teenage players who was killed in a car crash on Wednesday.

George Turner, and his friend Mason Pearson, died after the crash on the A61 in North Yorkshire.

Two other teenage passengers were seriously injured:

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Man arrested over fatal North Yorkshire crash

The driver of the car carrying two teenagers who were killed in a car crash has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The incident involved three cars on the A61 between Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott at 21:25 on Wednesday.

The crash happened on the A61 between Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott

Two 17-year-old boys were pronounced dead at the scene. Seven others, including two children, were taken to hospital.

Another two passengers in the same vehicle, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, are in critical condition in hospital.

The 22-year-old who was arrested has been released on bail.

Hull MPs demand rethink of Transpennine timetable changes

Two of Hull's MPs are to meet with members of the Chamber of Commerce, over plans to increase journey times on the Hull to Manchester train service.

Hull Paragon station

Transpeninne Express wants to add an extra four stops onto the Hull to Manchester route from May.

The train company says it would only add a few minutes extra onto journey times and enhance the service, but the MP's say it's effectively a downgrading of services for Hull passengers.

The MPs Diana Johnson and Emma Hardy are calling for the company to rethink the plans.

Tributes left for boys killed in car crash

Tributes have been left for the two 17-year-old boys killed in a car crash near Thirsk.

Tributes left in Thirsk

Officers were called to reports of a collision involving a Ford Focus, Vauxhall Corsa and a Volkswagen Bora at 21:25 on Wednesday.

The two boys were pronounced dead at the scene.

Leeds and Middlesbrough football scarves have also been placed among the flowers.

Tributes left in Thirsk

Fly-tipping on display in York

A pile of fly-tipped waste is on display today on Parliament Street in York.

Fly-tipped waste on display on Parliament Street
City of York Council

Members of the City of York Council's street cleaning team spent an hour picking up rubbish from alleys in the city centre for the display.

It's part of the "Crime Not to Care" campaign launched by Keep Britain Tidy to tackle unlicensed waste carriers. The City of York Council say they are responsible for the growth in fly-tipping.

They're warning people that if they don't take responsibility for their waste and dispose of it safely and legally they will face a fine.

Update: Power cut in Tadcaster

The power cut to more than 100 properties in Tadcaster is due to a fault on the underground cable network.

Fire crews were called out to reports of smoke coming from an electricity cover on Chapel Street.

Man arrested in Scarborough after cannabis find

A man in Scarborough has been arrested after police found these cannabis plants:

Cannabis plants
North Yorkshire Police

Police found about 20 plants at a house on Southlands Grove in Newby yesterday and they found a man in an upstairs room with a watering can and a hose pipe.

The 28-year-old man, from Scarborough, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

He has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

People should be alert to the signs of cannabis cultivation in their area and report any suspicions they have to the police. We will take action."

North Yorkshire Police

Power cut for 130 properties in Tadcaster

Around 130 properties are without power this morning in Tadcaster.

Smoke was seen coming out of an electric cover on the ground in Chapel Street.

Fire crews are on scene.

York Register Office to reopen after refurbishment

York Register Office will reopen for weddings tomorrow.

York Register Office

The Grade II listed Georgian building has been refurbished as part of a £130,000 scheme.

The building now has a new 'Ebor room', improved reception area, and the ceremony room has been relocated downstairs to make it more accessible.

UB40 to play at Castle Howard

UB40 are going to play live at Castle Howard this summer.


Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue will be performing at the stately home on 19 August.

The concert will take place outside and Castle Howard are asking people to bring folding chairs and rugs to sit on.

UB40 will be supported by Aswad and Loose Ends, featuring Carl McIntosh.

Pupils on their way to Barcelona after snow chaos

Children who almost had their dream trip cancelled are now on the way to Barcelona.

The students from Knavesmire Primary School were turned away from the boarding gates at Leeds Bradford Airport yesterday after their coach got stuck in the snow.

Their airline,, had already extended the check-in by two hours and 40 minutes, but the group arrived just after that.

Miranda Thew's daughter was keeping her updated when their coach was stuck:

But it isn't all doom and gloom because Jet2 found them places on another flight, which left this morning.

The headteacher Adam Cooper is pleased the trip is back on:

Gin-credible achievement for York shop

A gin shop in York has achieved a Guinness World Record for the most varieties of gin commercially available.

Evil Eye broke the record with 1,026 different gins in their shop and bar, and that's just the be-gin-ning.

They've added two more gins to their collection since the Guinness World Record team came to count the stock.

Calendar Girls release a new album

It all started with a calendar.

Next, there was a film. Then a play.

There was even a musical.

And now? There's a new Calendar Girls album.

Calendar Girls

When the women from the Rylstone WI in North Yorkshire posed for their famous calendar they probably didn't expect it would still be talked about today.

But "Calendar Girls - The Album" has just been released. It features songs from the original cast of the London musical.

New leader of City of York Council confirmed

Conservative councillor Ian Gillies has been confirmed as the new leader of the City of York Council.

Ian Gillies
York City Council

It was announced last night after weeks of debate about who the leader should be.

The stand-off began when former Conservative council leader David Carr was sacked after a vote of no confidence within his own party.

However, the Conservatives run the city in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, who did not back Ian Gillies as the new leader at the time.

We've had clear agreements between the two parties on the way forward. In particular, with libraries and major projects in the city, the community stadium, and the local plan. That wasn't the case a fortnight ago"

Andrew WallerDeputy Leader of the council, Liberal Democrats

Your weather forecast this morning

Look North's Abbie Dewhurst has the forecast:

Abbie Dewhurst has the weather forecast

Check your Yorkshire train Journey

Things appear to be running reasonably smoothly on Yorkshire's rail routes at the moment, with one or two delays.

You can keep up-to-date with the very latest by clicking on the links below:

Weather: Chilly and bright

It'll be a chilly start this morning with any mist and fog patches lifting to leave a dry and often sunny morning.

Cloud will slowly thicken from the south through the afternoon.

However, later on tonight rain will spread from the south, with the possibility of it temporarily turn to sleet and snow on higher ground.

Yorkshire's Weather on 9 March
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Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J46 for B6164 and J45 for A659.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound between J46, B6164 (Wetherby) and J45, A659 (Boston Spa), because of a broken down car.

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

Yorkshire's top stories today

Yorkshire's headlines today include:

Updates on breaking news will continue through the night

Weather: Dry and cold

It will be largely dry, but cold this evening and overnight, with a widespread frost.

Clear skies will lead to a widespread frost.

Here's a look at the next few hours:

weather chart

Severe accident: A19 North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A19 North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, near The Cleveland Tontine.

A19 North Yorkshire - One lane blocked on A19 northbound near The Cleveland Tontine junction, because of an accident.

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

Search after ferry passenger reported missing

Anna Snowdon

BBC Local Live

A passenger has been reported missing from a DFDS ferry, prompting a large scale search and rescue operation along the North East coast.

The coastguard was called just after 12:15 following reports of a missing passenger on a ferry on route from the Netherlands to North Shields.

The coastguard search and rescue helicopter is currently searching the area with lifeboats from six RNLI stations including Hartlepool, Tynemouth, Blyth, Filey, Scarborough and Whitby.

Humber Coastguard in search for missing ferry passenger

A search and rescue helicopter based at Humberside Airport is leading the search for a man who has gone missing from a ferry in the North Sea.


HM Coastguard says a large-scale operation is under way after the passenger was reported missing from the DFDS ferry that was travelling from the Netherlands to North Shields, Tyneside at around 12:15 today.

The helicopter and lifeboats from six RNLI stations along the coast are involved in the search.

BreakingYorkshire lifeboat crews search for missing passenger

RNLI crews from Yorkshire have been searching for a missing ferry passenger this afternoon.

More to follow.

Police want Andrew Garrett - where is he?

Police in North Yorkshire are asking for help to find a wanted Colburn man.

Andrew Edward Garrett has broken the terms of his release from prison where he was serving a two year sentence for wounding.

Andrew Edward Garrett
North Yorkshire Police

Police believe the 20-year-old may be in the Catterick or Colburn areas.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

Testing begins on Yorkshire's new commuter trains

Good news for train commuters, well sort of.

One of Northern's brand new trains has left the factory, but don't get too excited just yet, they're just going to test it.

New commuter train

The testing session will be in the Czech Republic at the end of this week.

Ian Hyde from Northern said: “We’ve worked for so long on the design and construction of the new trains it's a real thrill to see one on the move for the first time, even if it is only for a few metres”

Police want to find Daniel Lister - where is he?

Police in Harrogate say they're trying to find this man after he was arrested on suspicion of affray:

Daniel Lister
North Yorkshire Police

Daniel Lister, aged 22, was arrested after the incident on 3 February at the Retro Bar on Mount Parade in the town.

Officers say they think he is still in the Harrogate area, although he also has links to Leeds.

If you see him call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Fixtures announced for women's Rugby League in 2018

The fixtures for this year's Women’s Super League have been announced, appropriately enough on International Women's Day.

Leeds Rhoins women

There are seven sides in total with, as you might expect, plenty of representation from Yorkshire, with five of the sides being from our region.

Each team will play each other twice over 14 rounds with the season beginning on 8 April.

The first match will be between Featherstone Rovers Ladies taking on the newly-formed Leeds Rhinos Women. Click here for full details.

Snow boots today, shorts by the weekend

It looks like you'll be able to pack away your snow boots again for the weekend:

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Manchester Sea Life centre

Julian Sturdy

BBC Look East

Owner Merlin Entertainments said a "technically complex" water problem was behind some of the deaths.

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