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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 07:00 on Monday
  2. Live updates on Friday 10 June 2016

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By Andrew Barton

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Anti-fracking campiagners

Anti-fracking campaigners write to North Yorkshire County Council to say they believe the decision to allow fracking in the county may be unlawful.

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

That's the end of our live service for today. 

I'll be back from 07:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the county.

I'll leave you today with pictures from some of today's stories and a couple of BBC Weather Watcher pictures thrown in for good measure.

final montage

Emma's Dales sent in the Hawes landscape, which seems to simultaneously capture drama and beauty, and Lilly Pink is responsible for capturing a distant, mist-strewn, York Minster.

Hope you have a lovely weekend - see you Monday!

Yorkshire Cricket: Gillespie aims for 'big scores on the board'

BBC Sport

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie says his batsmen need to deliver if they're to start getting results in the T20 Blast.

Jason Gillespie
Getty Images

The Tykes have lost their opening three matches of the competition so far, and travel to Edgbaston tonight to take on the Birmingham Bears.

Gillespie says: "We need more out of our top five batters. That's the brutal reality.

"We need them scoring runs and firing. Hopefully we can turn it around and put some big scores on the board."

Referendum 2016: Have your say in BBC Radio York's EU debate

BBC Radio York

In the closing days of the EU referendum campaign, on the evening of Monday 20 June, BBC Radio York will hold a special EU debate in York - and we'd like you to be part of the audience. 

The live debate will be hosted by Len Tingle, BBC Yorkshire's Political Editor, and starts at 19:00.

Sandcastle with flags

The debate will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio York and filmed for social media.   

You can click here to fill in a form to submit your interest in attending, and if you're successful you'll be notified via email at least 24 hours before the debate. 

The closing date for applying for tickets is Sunday 19 June.

North Yorkshire Wildlife artist's rare weasel footage stars on Springwatch

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

I once visited the home and studio of North Yorkshire wildlife artist Robert E Fuller, and the cameras hidden all over his garden and TV screens inside his house, showing what the cameras catch, make it all very much like a mini-Springwatch.

Robert Fuller and weasel
Robert E Fuller

So I'm not surprised to hear the BBC Springwatch team have made their way to Thixendale, to film his wildlife haven.

Robert uses video to research wildlife for his paintings and will be on BBC Springwatch next Monday and Tuesday, because of the rare footage he's captured of the secret lives of weasels.

Look carefully at the lovely pics of weasels below: the one on the right Robert photographed, the one on the left - he painted!

Weasel painting and phorograph
Robert E Fuller

Springwatch filmed Robert as he patrolled different wildlife areas in his garden that hosts wild stoats, weasels, barn owls, kestrels and tawny owls.

But his rare footage of weasels mating will headline the episode. Robert's recordings are believed to be the only video of their kind.

Robert says he spotted two wild weasels in his flower borders last year so he left food out to encourage them to stay where he could watch them and built underground feeding boxes with cameras inside them.

Weasels are small enough to slip through a wedding ring and are so fast and secretive that it is impossible to watch them for long in the wild, which is why there has been very little research into their behaviour until now."

Robert E FullerWildlife artist

North Yorkshire's weather: Cloud, rain and thunder...but some sunshine too

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

It'll be rather cloudy this afternoon with further showers, some of which could be heavy and thundery but some brighter, drier spells at times too.

Feeling warm and humid with light winds and a top temperature of about 18C (64F). 

Weather graphic

Latest headlines: Man jailed over 150mph chase, teenager charged over woman's stabbing and extra cash for Tadcaster bridge

Sarah Urwin

BBC Radio York News

The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  • A man's jailed for two years and eight months after he drove up to 150mph with a three-year-old girl in his car during a police chase in North Yorkshire
  • A 16-year-old boy is charged after a woman was stabbed in Carlton near Selby earlier this week
  • An extra £1.4m is being given to help rebuild the main road bridge in Tadcaster which partially collapsed during December's flooding

Cabin cruiser rescue on River Ouse

It seems like fire crews in Selby are being kept busy this lunchtime:

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Watch: 150mph car chase in North Yorkshire caught on camera

More on the news that a man's been jailed after he drove at 150mph across North Yorkshire with a three-year-old girl in the back seat.

A police helicopter filmed Thomas Birkbeck, 31, as they followed him for 50 miles in May.

He's been jailed for 32 months after admitting driving and drug offences.

This is what the police helicopter caught on camera:

Man jailed for 150mph police chase across North Yorkshire

BBC News England

A man caught driving at speeds of up to 150mph with a three-year-old girl in his car during a police chase in North Yorkshire has been jailed for two years and eight months.

The car was stopped by police
North Yorkshire Police

Footage shows Thomas Birkbeck, 31, swerving in and out of traffic and hitting several vehicles after failing to stop on the A1 near Catterick. 

His grey Audi was eventually stopped by police near Boston Spa. 

Birkbeck, of Silverdales, Dinnington, Rotherham, admitted four charges, including dangerous driving.

Huge hyacinths at Harrogate's Harlow Carr

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

There's a new flower show in town this weekend. 

It's at RHS Garden Harlow Carr near Harrogate and it's the first time they've had one.

Harlow Carr

But, judging from the pictures above, I'm starting to think they might be using just a bit too much plant food!

York residents affected by 2015 Boxing Day floods meet Flood Fund donors

BBC Radio York

People who donated money to the York Flood Fund are due to meet some of those who benefited from the cash.

Guests at the event, which takes place in York this lunchtime, include the head of Nestle. The company donated £100,000 after the city was flooded in December last year.

The money has gone towards helping people replace things like furniture and carpets.

York Floods 2015
BBC / Getty

Jan Garrill, CEO of Two Ridings Community Foundation, who manage the appeal fund, says with match funding from the government, says the York Flood Appeal Fund "has raised £1.3m to help city residents affected by the Boxing Day floods".  

The event is a chance for donors to meet residents whose homes were devastated and to hear at first hand the difference the fund is making in helping them to rebuild their lives."

Jan GarrillTwo Ridings Community Foundation,

'I classed him as a friend': Scarborough's Richard Dunn pays tribute to 'greatest fighter ever'

On the day the funeral of boxing legend Muhammad Ali takes place, former Scarborough boxing champion Richard Dunn has told BBC Radio York Ali really was "the greatest".

Ali's funeral is due to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, to allow people from all over the world to say goodbye after the death of the former world heavyweight boxing champion last week.

Muhammad Ali punches Richard Dunn

Richard Dunn, pictured above on the wrong end of an Ali punch, rose to fame after fighting the boxing icon in 1976.

I didn't start boxing until I was 20, and aged 31 I was fighting the greatest fighter in the world for the heavyweight Championship. He was the greatest fighter ever, and personally I classed him as a friend."

Richard DunnBoxer

Rain, rain, go away: Keep your waterproofs at the ready

BBC Look North weather presenter Owain Wyn Evans says summer's been "cruelly snatched away from us".

There's plenty of rain on the way, and just in time for the weekend, of course...

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BreakingCarlton stabbing: Teenager faces wounding charge

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with wounding with intent after a woman in her 40s was stabbed near Selby earlier this week.

Police were called to a property in Manor Farm Close in Carlton at about 11:00 on Wednesday to reports a woman had been attacked.  

She's now in a stable condition in hospital, police say.

The teenager's due to appear at York Magistrates' Court later.     

Watch: 'It's good to be Queen' - North Yorkshire celebrates Queen's official 90th birthday

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Celebrations are taking place across North Yorkshire this weekend to mark the Queen's official 90th birthday.

A Royal Salute will be fired in York's Museum Gardens tomorrow and later today Barrowcliff School in Scarborough is holding a garden party in her honour. 

You can find out why the Queen has two birthdays by clicking here.

And, as if that wasn't enough royal information, here are nine Queen facts - one for each decade of the Queen's 90 years:

  1. The Queen was born as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on 21 April 1926 -  her family called her Lillybet
  2. At her christening, Princess Elizabeth cried so much, she had to be given dill water by her nurse
  3. She had to adhere to war regulations, using ration coupons to help pay for her wedding dress
  4. Her wedding to Prince Phillip was watched by over 200 million people around the world
  5. For breakfast, Her Majesty likes cornflakes with a spoonful of apricots and nuts
  6. The Queen's received over three million items in the post and sent 40,000 Christmas cards
  7. Her first Corgi was Susan. Since then she's bred over 10 generations of Susan's descendants
  8. The Queen is the only person in the UK who is permitted to drive without a licence
  9. Her Majesty has a cushion in a sitting room at Balmoral embroidered with the words "It's Good To Be Queen"

Headlines: Fracking in North Yorkshire 'unlawful', West End star pulls out of Scarborough Armed Forces Day show and York flood victims meet their helpers

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our York newsroom this morning include:

  • Campaigners say a decision by North Yorkshire County Council to allow fracking in North Yorkshire is unlawful and are threatening to go to court
  • A concert at Scarborough's Open Air theatre by West End and Broadway star Alfie Boe is cancelled due to illness
  • People who donated money to the York Flood Fund are due to meet some of those who benefited later today

Alfie Boe cancels Scarborough Armed Forces Day show

A concert at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre by West End and Broadway star Alfie Boe  has been cancelled due to illness.

Alfie Boe
Getty Images

Boe's concert was due to take place on 25 June to mark Armed Forces Day.

A spokesman for the event's promoters says it's "with regret" that the event's been cancelled "due to medical advice".

Everyone who's bought a ticket for the performance will receive a full refund, according to the Open Air Theatre website.

Search is on for 'missing' pupils for Filey School's Class of '86 reunion

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Did you go to Filey School in the 1980s? If you did, you're needed to recreate a special photographic moment.

A reunion's planned for the Class of '86 on Friday 24 June and the plan is to reproduce the photograph on the left by retaking the photograph in the school hall, with everyone sitting in the same seats they sat in 30 years ago.

Filey School
BBC/Fiona Clements

The event is being organised by Fiona Clements who tells me she's so far found 70 of the 110 people pictured.

To find out more about taking your seat for the school photo, there's a Facebook page, Filey School Class of '86, or you can email the school itself.

Sport headlines: Crowther in contention for Knights, final Rio preparations for Ripon's Laugher and York Races charity day

BBC Sport

The latest sport headlines include:

  • York City Knights loan signing Jordan Crowther is in contention for Sunday's game at home to Hunslet - back for a second spell after joining the club from Wakefield
  • Ripon's Jack Laugher is due to compete in the British Diving Championships in Sheffield this weekend - his last competition before the Rio Olympics this weekend 
  • The two-day June meeting starts today at York Racecourse and includes the Macmillan Charity Race tomorrow with a prize for the rider who raises the most money

Watch: A cloudy morning for North Yorkshire, rain later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a rather cloudy start to the day across Yorkshire.

We'll continue to see showers drifting across the region throughout the day, some of these rather heavy.

Remaining fairly grey and murky into this afternoon, with one or two bright spells in between the showers. Watch my full forecast here:

Jonny Bairstow century leads recovery after Lords' collapse

BBC Sport

Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow's second century of the series helped England recover from another top-order collapse yesterday to reach 279-6 on day one of the third Test with Sri Lanka.

Jonny Bairstow celebrates

He once again helped rescue England's flaky batting as he hit an unbeaten 107 at a sun-kissed Lord's.

Together with 85 from skipper Alastair Cook, Bairstow's third ton in six Tests dragged the hosts out of a hole in near-perfect conditions for batting.

And while the weather forecast for the remainder of the match is uncertain, Bairstow's fightback has given them a hold in a contest that had been drifting Sri Lanka's way.

York schoolchildren enjoy right royal evening as princess visits city

Princess Beatrice was in York last night to watch a short performance of a scene from Shakespeare's The Tempest at York Theatre Royal following its £6m redevelopment.

She was given a tour of the refurbishment work and the changes to the front of house, auditorium and stage areas before watching the performance by children from Acomb Primary.

Princess Beatrice in York
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Princess Beatrice in York
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Princess Beatrice in York
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Anti-fracking campaigners threaten legal action over 'unlawful' decision

Michael Henderson

BBC Radio York News

Campaigners angry at plans to allow Fracking in North Yorkshire say the decision is "unlawful".

Three weeks ago, Third Energy was given permission by North Yorkshire County Council to use this method of drilling for gas near Pickering. 

Councillors made that decision after two days of evidence - most of it against fracking. But they said they were confident the process could be carried out safely. 

Anti-fracking placard

Now, Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth have joined forces, saying the council did not consider the environmental impact of the gas being burned. 

They've written to the council and say if they don't get a satisfactory reply, they may ask for a judge to review the decision.

Headlines: Fracking in North Yorkshire 'unlawful', flood victims meet those who helped them and county celebrates Queen's birthday

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our newsroom in York this morning include:

  • Donors to the York Flood Fund will meet some of those who benefited later, with guests at today's event including head of Nestle after the firm donated £100,000
  • Celebrations due to take place across North Yorkshire this weekend to mark the Queen's 90th birthday

Traffic and travel: So far, so good...No major problems on the roads or rail

BBC Travel

Everything is running as we'd like it at the moment across North Yorkshire's roads.

But, If you're in York, it's worth noting that the A59 Holgate road, near Hamilton Drive East, has some temporary traffic lights on it due to water main work.

It's so far so good on the trains, too, with everything looking OK on the departure board at York Railway Station.

Weather: Cloudy, with rain getting heavier throughout the day

BBC Weather

Here's the sad truth for today, then...

It'll be a rather cloudy day across North Yorkshire.

Any brightness will be limited as scattered morning showers develop to become locally heavy by afternoon.

Weather graphic

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

I'll be with you until 14:30 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across North Yorkshire.

And so, once again, the summer has decided to take a few days off - but we'll remain undaunted, defiant, and in the brief respite before the weather forecast, exhibit complete denial.

To prove the point, here's a beautiful, sunny, summer pic of Scarborough, sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Gynantonix.


You can get in touch and send your photos of sun or rain via Twitter, Facebook or email.