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Owen Willis wearing poppy suit

Owen Willis hopes to gain the record for "fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional plant".

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Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J48 for A168 and J49 for A168.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J48, A168 (Boroughbridge) and J49, A168 (Dishforth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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, at J51 for A6055 Leeming Lane.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) exit slip road closed northbound at J51, A6055 (Leeming Bar), because of an accident.

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

Yorkshire v Essex rained off on day one

A wet outfield means no play is possible on day one between Yorkshire and last season's county champions Essex.

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Yorkshire's top stories today

Yorkshire's top stories today include:

Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night.

Touching tribute left for 'voice of Yorkshire cricket'

Although no play has been possible today at Headingley on day one of the Championship match between Yorkshire and Essex, this touching tribute has been left:

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Dave Callaghan was, for many, the voice of Yorkshire cricket and he died last month.

Mr Callaghan, who was known as Cally or DC, had worked in sports journalism for more than 45 years, working as sports editor at BBC Radio Leeds and as a commentator for Leeds United.

Drunk driver jailed after high speed police chase

A 22-year-old drunk driver who tried to escape police in a high speed chase has been jailed for 18 months.

Police photograph
North Yorkshire Police

Christopher Newton, of South Street in Scarborough, tried to escape police by taking them on a 24-minute chase through Harrogate.

It came to an end when the vehicle he had taken without permission broke down.

Appearing at York Crown Court, Newton pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, drink-driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and aggravated vehicle taking.

undefinedHe was also given an 18 month driving ban and ordered to undertake an extended driving test on completion of his ban.

He continually drove at high speed, disobeyed red traffic light signals, and carried out dangerous overtaking manoeuvres which put other motorists and pedestrians at great risk"

David MintoNorth Yorkshire Police

Man seriously hurt in road accident

A man suffered serious injuries after the car he was a passenger in collided with a stationary lorry.

Westfield Way
Google

It happened near Karro Foods on Westfield Way in Norton on 31 March.

A Volkswagen Bora hit the stationary HGV and a passenger in the car, a 20-year-old man was left with serious injuries.

He is still in hospital in a stable condition and police have issued an appeal for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Yorkshire and Essex frustrated by bad weather

BBC Sport

A wet outfield meant no play was possible on day one of the Championship match between Yorkshire and last season's champions Essex.

Headingley
Rex Features

The whole morning session was wiped out and umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth agreed to inspect in the afternoon at 13:40 BST.

Heavy rain at Headingley had left the outfield saturated and the decision was taken to call play off for the day.

Play is set to resume at 11:00 BST on Saturday.

Thieves attempt to steal lead from roof

Police are searching for two men who attempted to steal lead from a roof in Selby.

Park Street on Google Maps
Google

The pair climbed scaffolding and attempted to remove it from a property on Park Street at about 19:30 on Thursday, 29 March.

Anyone who witnessed the attempted theft should contact police on 101.

Watch: The crowd goes wild for gold number three

Sarah Urwin

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Here's the moment Yorkshire's Jack Laugher and dive partner Chris Mears landed their round five dive to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Games a short time ago.

I'm at the party in Laugher's home city of Ripon, where people gathered to see the current Olympic champions defend their Commonwealth title.

It's said to be the hardest dive in the world - but the City of Leeds diver and partner managed it:

Gold Medal - Jack Laugher and Chris Mears (England)

Men's 3m synchro springboard

They're the Olympic champions and now they're back-to-back Commonwealth champions.

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears have done it! They take the title with ease as they finish 21 points ahead of the field.

Laugher, from Leeds, makes it three golds on the Gold Coast, too. An incredible haul.

Canada take silver through Phillippe Gagne and Francois Imbeau-Dulac, and Dominic Bedggood and Matthew Carter of Australia earn bronze.

Gold medal number three for Yorkshire diver

Yorkshire's Jack Laugher has taken his third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Diving duo
BBC

The Ripon-born City of Leeds diver has already won gold in the 1m and 3m springboard.

Diving in the men's synchro event with his partner Chris Mears, the current Olympic champions successfully defended the Commonwealth title to take the top prize.

Severe accident: A165 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A165 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Peasholm Gap and Cleveland Avenue.

A165 North Yorkshire - A165 Burniston Road in Scarborough closed in both directions between the Peasholm Gap junction and the Cleveland Avenue junction, because of an accident involving two cars. Traffic is coping well.

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

Listen: 'Synchronised ribs!' - Yorkshire diving harmony

Yorkshire's Jack Laugher is hoping to scoop his third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games soon.

He's already taken gold in the 1m springboard and yesterday in the 3m.

Today, he'll dive in the men's synchro event with his partner Chris Mears.

Back home in Ripon, family and friends are cheering him on at a party at the Spa Hotel.

Helen McKenzie, a friend of the family and Jack's former PE Teacher, says the pair are in perfect harmony:

Burglars smash hole in wall to break into York jewellers

Burglars have broken into a York jewellers by knocking a hole in the wall from the shop next door.

CCTV images
North Yorkshire Police

Police say two men got into the Fraser Hart shop on Coney Street by climbing through the roof of the Cancer Research shop next door.

Once inside, they knocked a hole through the wall and entered the jewellers.

Frazer Hart shop
Google

The break-in took place at about 20:25 on Sunday evening.

Officers want anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact them.

Police say they've released CCTV images "in the hope the public might recognise the distinctive clothing the men are wearing".

CCTV images
North Yorkshire Police

These two men paid no regard to the damage they caused to two buildings and distress caused to staff at both stores."

David PeggNorth Yorkshire Police

No more 'meeting at the fountain' in York

A fountain in York which has been a city centre focal point and meeting place for more than 20 years is going to be demolished.

Parliament Street fountain
Google

Councillors who made the decision at a meeting last night say they'll consider what will replace the Parliament Street fountain - but in the interim a floral display will be there.

The structure, which hasn't worked for several years, has been linked to problems with anti-social behaviour and has been used to store drugs paraphernalia.

Options being considered to replace the fountain include an artwork to commemorate Victorian York philanthropist Joseph Rowntree and a bandstand.

House prices hit highs and lows in Yorkshire and Humber

House prices in Yorkshire and the Humber have seen one of the biggest rises in value in Britain since the start of 2018, new figures show.

For Sale signs
PA

Statistics compiled by property search firm Zoopla show house prices in the region grew by an average of £2,750 between 1 January and the end of March this year - an increase of 1.85%.

The average house price in the Yorkshire and the Humber region now stands at £177,103, according to the latest figures.

Batley, in West Yorkshire, is among the top 10 towns in the country which have seen the biggest increase in house price value in the first quarter of this year.

The average house price in the town now stands at £143,947 - a rise of 2.77%, or £3,878, since 1 January.

However, Immingham, in North East Lincolnshire, has emerged as the town with the weakest growth in property values in the whole of Britain, according to the new figures.

The average value of a house there is £119,708 - a fall of 1.72%, or £2,097, since the start of the year.

Ripon, in North Yorkshire, has also seen one of the biggest falls in house prices so far in 2018 - with the average house price standing at £282,885 - a fall of 1.08% since the turn of the year.

Watch: Yorkshire's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudy start for Yorkshire this morning, with showery outbreaks of rain clearing later.

Watch my full forecast here:

Thousands call for return of Scarborough lifeboat coxswain

Almost 3,000 people have now signed an online petition calling for the reinstatement of a Scarborough lifeboat coxswain.

Lifeboat
BBC

Tom Clark was "permanently stood down" by the RNLI after more than 30 years' service because of what the organisation said was an "unauthorised lifeboat training exercise".

Mr Clark says he had been given permission and clearance to go out.

Yorkshire's murky Friday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Another cloudy day with patches of light rain and drizzle.

Early mist and fog should slowly lift.

Tonight will start off cloudy with patches of drizzle, mist and fog:

Weather graphic
BBC

Gold, gold, gold?: Yorkshire diver heads for hat-trick

It could be a hat-trick for Yorkshire's golden boy Jack Laugher at the Commonwealth Games later today.

Chris and Jack
BBC

He'll dive in the men's synchro event later with his partner Chris Mears.

The City of Leeds diver, who's originally from Ripon, has already taken gold in the 1m and 3m springboard events.

His family and friends are cheering him back home in North Yorkshire.

Check your Yorkshire rail journey

Train services from Yorkshire's main railway stations seem to be running pretty smoothly so far this morning.

However the 06:45 from York to Liverpool Lime Street is currently posted as departing at 07:06 and the 06:46 from Doncaster to Southampton Central is currently running seven minutes late.

You can check the latest information on your journey from National Rail Enquiries right here:

Yorkshire's top stories today

Yorkshire's top stories today include:

Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night.

York Crown Court

Beth Wallace is jailed for 12 months for stealing from residents at a Mencap-run care home in York.

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Scarborough RNLI sacking decision 'not taken locally'

The decision to sack a long-serving coxswain at Scarborough's lifeboat station was not made locally, according to a statement.

Writing on Facebook, John Senior, the operations manager at Scarborough RNLI, said the decision to suspend and then stand down Tom Clark "was not taken locally".

RNLI boat
BBC

They say a lot of anger has been directed at the station and the RNLI as a whole.

They ask that people respect the volunteers and the hard work they do.

Coxswain Tom Clark was dismissed after leading an"unauthorised' launch, something he disputes.

Fake ID could have given fraudster access to thousands

Do you know this woman?

Police in Scarborough want to talk to her after a woman tried add a name to a bank account with a suspected fake ID.

CCTV
North Yorkshire Police

It happened at the Westborough branch of the Halifax Bank in June last year.

North Yorkshire Police say if she had been successful she would have had access to several thousands pounds.

Officers say they have carried out "extensive inquiries" but haven't been able to identify her.

Rising to the occasion for TV interview

We don't like to spoil the magic of television, but BBC Look North reporter Luxmy Gopal really rose to the occasion for this interview

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Game called off because... well... you can't see!

This is the scene at Sandygate, where Hallam FC were due to play Knaresborough Town.

As you can see, the weather has beaten them today and the game has been called off.

There's a referee out there doing a pitch inspection (somewhere)!

Fog at Sandygate
Hallam FC

Gone to the wall: Talking up York's ancient defences

A group in York are appealing for more volunteers to help promote and preserve the city's historic walls.

Bootham Bar
Visit York

Friends of York City Walls was established back in 2011 to look after the medieval structure which is built on top of Roman walls which Vikings covered with earth and a tall wooden fence.

The Viking structure was replaced in the 13th and 14th centuries with the stone wall we know today.

York Bar Wall
GEOGRAPH / DAVID P HOWARD

According to the city's tourism office, more than two-and-a-half million people walk along the 3.4km length each year.

Friends of York City Walls say they now need more volunteers to help guide people around the walls and to help maintain them.

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Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

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'Meet at the fountain': Decision on broken York landmark

A meeting's being held in York later that could see the city's landmark Parliament Street fountain demolished.

York fountain
Google

The structure's been a city centre focal point and meeting place for more than 20 years,

A council report says the fountain, which hasn't worked for several years, is linked to problems with antisocial behaviour and has been used to store drugs paraphenalia.

Options being considered to replace it include an artwork to commemorate Joseph Rowntree and a bandstand.

Three sought over Knaresborough attack

Police in Knaresborough are searching for three men who attacked another man last month leaving him needing facial reconstructive surgery.

Attack site
Google

Although the assault happened on 31 March, the man - who's in his 30s - only reported it to police on Tuesday after undergoing treatment in hospital.

North Yorkshire Police say the attack happened in the ginnel leading to Park Place, between the High Street and Park Row (pictured).

Officers say three men were believed to be in the area at the time of the assault.

Watch: Yorkshire diver seals another gold medal

Earlier we told you about North Yorkshire-born and City of Leeds diver Jack Laugher potentially adding to the medal haul at the Commonwealth Games.

Well great news - Jack won gold in the men's 3m springboard diving!

Laugher also won gold in the 1m springboard when he retained his Commonwealth title on Wednesday.

Metro train disruption on Sunday for Newcastle match

Newcastle United fans may struggle to get to St James' Park on match day this week, as there will be no Metro trains running between Heworth and South Gosforth in both directions.

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These 10 Yorkshire Carpetright stores closing

Ten Carpetright stores in Yorkshire are to close as part of restructuring plans.

The firm has announced 92 stores nationwide are affected with 11 having already stopped trading.

Carpetright
PA

In Yorkshire, these are the stores closing:

  • Barnsley
  • Harrogate
  • Huddersfield
  • Leeds, Birstall
  • Leeds, Hunslet
  • Scarborough
  • Sheffield, Meadowhall
  • Wakefield, Cathedral
  • Wakefield, Westgate (Storeys)
  • York, Foss Islands

The chain is planning a company voluntary arrangement that will allow it to shut the worst-performing stores and ask for rent concessions on another 113 sites.

Petition set up after Scarborough lifeboat coxswain sacked

More than 2,000 people have signed an online petition calling for a long-serving former Scarborough lifeboat coxswain to be reinstated.

RNLI Lifeboat
BBC

Tom Clark MBE was stood down after more than 30 years by the RNLI after what the organisation says was an unauthorised lifeboat training exercise.

The RNLI says it's 100% committed to saving lives at sea and would never consider standing someone down unless there was due cause and reason.