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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A159 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A159 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, around Hopkins Avenue.

    A159 Lincolnshire - A159 Ashby Road in Scunthorpe closed and stationary traffic in both directions around the Hopkins Avenue junction, because of an accident.

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

  2. Welcome to Yorkshire chairman resigns

    Welcome to Yorkshire chairman Ron McMillan has resigned, the tourism body has announced.

    Ron McMillan

    Mr McMillan will be replaced by current board member Keith Stewart.

    The body has announced that it has appointed two independent businesses to undertake separate investigations into expenses and the culture, governance procedures and management of the organisation following the departure of chief executive Sir Gary Verity.

    At the time of his resignation in March, it said Sir Gary resigned on health grounds but an investigation found he had "made errors of judgement regarding his expenses".

    The investigation into expenses will be undertaken by forensic accountants BDO and external lawyers Clarion will look into culture, governance, procedures and management.

    The results of the investigations will be made available to the public.

    Interim chair Mr Stewart thanked Mr McMillan for his work.

    He added: “Now the appropriate investigations are in place, he felt it was the right time to step down to allow the organisation to move forward, this was supported by the board. Welcome to Yorkshire is committed to making any changes which may be needed to help rebuild trust in the organisation, to support our team and continue to deliver world-class events in the region."

  3. Hull river search for body ends in 'BFG' dummy discovery

    A major search operation for a body reported to have been seen in the River Hull ended with a giant "BFG" dummy being pulled out of the water.

    BFG DOLL

    Police said they had received reports of a body in the river, close to North Bridge in Hull, on Wednesday lunchtime.

    A helicopter scoured the area for hours and an "object matching the casualty's description" was located, the Hull Coastguard Rescue Team said.

    "On recovery it turned out to be a dummy," the coastguard said.

    "All teams were stood down and returned to their respective stations."

  4. Bells to ring out in Hull in Notre-Dame solidarity

    Hull Minster's bells are to toll this evening in solidarity with France, following the fire which ripped through the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday.

    Hull Minster

    The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has asked all cathedrals and churches across England to toll their bells for seven minutes at 19:00.

    Bells from a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sheffield rang yesterday with the hope Notre-Dame's bells "will one day ring out over Paris and a fully restored cathedral".

  5. Job losses announced by major local newspaper owner

    Up to 60 jobs are to go at one of the country's biggest newspaper publishers which runs titles such as the Yorkshire Post, the Sheffield Star and the Wakefield Express.

    The Yorkshire Post and The Star

    JPIMedia says it's looking to make the losses through voluntary redundancies of full-time editorial roles across all of its titles.

    The firm, which owns about 170 titles across the country, says "immediate revenue challenges" have prompted the redundancy programme.

    Quote Message: We are constantly looking to find new working structures and ways of working to respond to the declining print advertising and newspaper sales revenues we and the rest of the media industry have experienced for many years." from Statement JPIMedia
    StatementJPIMedia
  6. Watch: Thursday's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be dry with warm sunshine today once low cloud and mist clears.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: It'll be dry with warm sunshine today once low clouds and mist clears.
  7. Driffield driving classes for under-17s aim to cut crashes

    Teenagers are learning how to drive before they turn 17 as part of a project in Driffield aimed at cutting the number of serious accidents involving young motorists.

    An L plate on a car

    The week-long course is taking place away from public roads on the site of the former Driffield airfield and is designed to get youngsters into safe habits before they ditch the "L" plates.

    The programme began in the south of England but has now come to East Yorkshire, with parents providing the cars and children driving around cones.

    Course leader Ian Goring said: "Getting students to understand what safe driving's all about and giving them a chance to practice before they're 17 means they can concentrate more on the road rather than the mechanics inside the car."

  8. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Any early low cloud and mist will disperse this morning.

    That will leave fine and dry long sunny periods, albeit hazy at times.

    Feeling warm with highs of about 18C (64F).

    A fine end to the day with some late sunshine:

    A weather graphic
  9. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Thursday morning, most services appear to be running to time.

    However:

    • The 06:43 York to Newcastle is delayed
    • The 06:46 York to Middlesbrough is delayed
    • The 06:49 Leeds to Manchester Airport is delayed
    • The 07:12 Leeds to Bradford Forster Square has been cancelled

    For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below: