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Calls to save Skipton children's centre from closure

A coalition of 60 charities is urging councillors not to close a centre in North Yorkshire which provides short breaks for disabled children and their families.

View of The Ghyll

The county council's consulting on plans to stop offering overnight breaks at The Ghyll Children's Resource Centre in Skipton.

It says only a small number of children are using the centre.

But the Disabled Children's Partnership says the centre is "nothing short of a lifeline to local families".

Listen: Environmentalists accuse Drax of 'smokescreen'

An environmental campaign group claims a pilot project to capture and store carbon dioxide from Drax Power Station is "a smokescreen".

Drax says the £400,000 project will look into whether gases from burning wood pellets at the power station can be stopped from entering the atmosphere.

It's been burning the pellets, known as biomass, since 2013.

The pellets are shipped to Drax after being made from trees in the southern United States.

But Simon Bowen, from Friends Of The Earth, says the impact of importing biomass is "devastating":

'Lifeline' disability centre should stay open - Charities

A coalition of 60 charities is urging councillors not to close a centre in North Yorkshire that provides short breaks for disabled children and their families.

The County Council's consulting on plans to stop offering overnight breaks at The Ghyll in Skipton, saying only a small number of children use the centre.

But the Disabled Children's Partnership says the centre is "nothing short of a lifeline to local families".

Watch: Hop on board one of Britain's most scenic bus rides

If you find yourself with an hour-and-half with nothing to do, why not check out BBC Look North's "slow-TV" journey from Malton to Whitby?

Producers set up a camera on top of the 840 Coastliner route, which is in the running to be voted one of the most scenic in the country.

People from the Czech Republic to Uganda (and even Doncaster) have watched it:

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York and Scarborough health boss to retire

The boss of the trust which runs York and Scarborough Hospital has announced his retirement.


Patrick Crowley has been in charge at the York teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2007.

He's been with the organisation since 1991 and has held a number of board-level roles.

House prices on the up in Yorkshire and Humber

House prices have gone up in Yorkshire and the Humber in the past year significantly above the level of inflation.

House sold sign

Website Rightmove says asking prices have increased by 3.9%.

The average price tag on a home in Britain reached a record high of £308,075 on average in May, the property website has reported.

Trains cancelled and delayed after schedule shake-up

Rail disruption is continuing on a day dubbed "Meltdown Monday" by unions after new timetables were introduced in Yorkshire and other parts of the country.

Leeds station

Passengers in Yorkshire have reported delays and cancellations as rail routes covered by Northern saw train times and stopping patterns change from Sunday.

The operator apologised after it cancelled dozens of trains hours after its new timetable began on Sunday.

An Arriva Rail North Ltd spokesman said: "This is a significant operational challenge, and given the late nature of the planning for this, we do expect some localised service disruption, which could happen at very short notice while the new timetable beds in."

The RMT said the move should "spell the end of the privatised chaos on Britain's railways".

Teenager who tried to save life of crash victim now fundraising for family

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A teenager who battled in vain to save the life of a young mother killed on a pedestrian crossing has launched a fundraising appeal to support her injured child and devastated family.

Listen: Mum's call for better support for ME sufferers

A Selby mum whose daughter has ME says education bosses must do more to support children who have the condition.

Clare Bromley says her daughter Isobel was briefly placed into a Pupil Referral Unit after the mainstream system was unable to provide the home support tutors she needed.

North Yorkshire County Council says it's looking at how it can improve services further for children and young people with medical needs such as ME.

But Clare says her daughter has found her school years a real challenge:

Car stolen for McDonald's trip

Police want to speak to this man after a car was stolen from Skipton, driven to a fast food outlet in Keighley before being driven back again and dumped.

North Yorkshire Police

The car was stolen in January from Raikeswood Drive in Skipton.

The thief then drove all the way to Keighley in it to go to McDonald's, they then drove the Toyota Yaris back again.

North Yorkshire Police say the car was then found abandoned in Skipton.

Yorkshire World War One aircraft heads to Paris

A World War One aircraft is being transported from North Yorkshire to France later prior to it going on show in Paris.

Yorkshire Air Museum

The restored British biplane fighter, which is the type of aircraft first used in 1914, is based at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington, near York.

Teams are dismantling it so it can travel by road to the French capital.

It will go on show in the centre of Paris at Les Invalides, the famous 17th Century hospital and Cathedral built by Louis XIV.

It is also home to Napoleon's tomb and some of France's top museums.

Les Invalides
Yorkshire Air Museum

The Yorkshire Air Museum is the first one in the UK commissioned to loan a full-sized aircraft.

The exhbition will commemorate over 100 years of co-operation between the Royal Air Force and the French Air Force.

Listen: Yorkshire Dales garden set to impress at Chelsea

Could a Yorkshire Dales themed garden be the star attraction at this year's Chelsea Flower Show?

Yorkshire garden

A brass band, a sheep from Wensleydale and some world famous cheese feature in this year's Welcome to Yorkshire showcase garden at the prestigious event this week.

The tourism organisation's previous garden showcases have won a series of Silver and Gold Awards at the show in recent years and it's hoping for similar success this year.

Sir Gary Verity, head of Welcome to Yorkshire, says the garden sees a little bit of Yorkshire moved to the heart of London:

A64 speed restrictions temporarily lifted

Some good news if you regularly drive on the A64 in North Yorkshire...

If you use the route between York and Leeds you'll know how much the 40mph speed restriction has added to your journey time while essential work is carried out.

However, the restrictions have now been lifted for the time being while the central reservation work moves up the carriageway to between Tadcaster and York.

The speed limit will return, however...

Watch: Yorkshire's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A mostly dry and fine day with long sunny spells and a risk of the odd sharp shower.

Watch my full forecast for Yorkshire here:

Motorists' fears over A1 lorry driver

Quick-thinking members of the public helped to stop this trucker from continuing his journey on the A1(M) in North Yorkshire at the weekend after they became worried about his driving:

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Rail commuters warned over timetable shake-up

Rail passengers are being warned of possible disruption to today's commute on some train services across Yorkshire as one of the biggest rail timetable shake-ups for years comes into effect.

Train companies are advising passengers to check their journey before they travel.

Arriva Rail North, which operates the Northern franchise, says 90% of its services are affected and there may be some disruption.

Steve Chambers, from the Campaign for Better Transport, says passengers may only have discovered the changes when they got to the station this morning:

MPs to scrutinise collapse of East Coast franchise

MPs begin their investigations today into the East Coast Main Line franchise, which connects Yorkshire with London and Scotland.

MPs will discuss Virgin East Coast

Last week, the government stripped Virgin Trains East Coast of the franchise, returning trains to public control from June.

The transport committee will hear from rail experts and key players as they try to figure out what went wrong with Stagecoach and Virgin Trains' operation of the route.

The Department for Transport will run the service until a new public-private partnership can be appointed in 2020.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it would smooth the transition to a new operator, but critics said it was evidence of private sector failure.

Unions have raised concerns over the future of workers who are based at the company's Head Office in York.

Check your Yorkshire train journey here

If you're heading out to catch the train in Yorkshire this morning, things appear to be moving pretty smoothly so far.

However, the 07:26 Wakefield Westgate to Leeds train has unfortunately both been cancelled

Also, passengers are being warned that train services across large parts of the north of England have undergone a major change over the weekend.

Rail routes covered by operator Northern have seen many train times and stopping patterns changed.

For all the latest live updates from National Rail Enquiries, click on the links below:

'New chemistry' to be used at Drax to cut CO2 emissions

The UK's biggest power station, in North Yorkshire, has announced a £400,000 pilot scheme to capture the carbon dioxide produced from burning wood pellets.

Drax power station

Drax power station, near Selby, is to collect biomass emissions using what's been described as "new chemistry".

It is believed to be the first bioenergy carbon capture storage project of its type in Europe.

The power station has previously been criticised by campaigners for the level of air pollution it produces.

Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

Generally fine this morning with warm spells of sunshine, following the clearance of any early mist.

More sunny spells this afternoon but with the risk of a few potentially sharp showers breaking out:

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