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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 14 June 2016

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By Andrew Barton and Elly Fiorentini

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, York

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

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

I'll leave you today with this contrasting selection of BBC Weather Watchers' pictures of Scarborough.

Weather watcher pictures

Thanks to Moth Trapper for the picture of the low threatening cloud outside the town, which is neatly bookended by two dramatic shots from Paul W.   

'Clearer picture' sought from city residents over York flood response

People affected by the recent floods in York are being asked to tell their stories about what happened in a bid to improve the response to any future flooding.

York flood aftermath

The Independent Flood Inquiry Panel is due to hold a series of meetings later this month, asking for comments on the city's reaction to the December floods - and what lessons can be learned.

David Carr, leader of City of York Council, says: "It's important we do everything we can to answer residents' questions and ensure that we all, as a city, can learn from this experience. 

"This review will help us to get a much clearer picture of what happened and what steps need to be taken to try to prevent flooding like this in the future."

Trapped puppy released from wine rack in Scarborough

Looks like fire and rescue crews in Scarborough have been busy in the town this morning:

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Celebrating Invictus Games at Phoenix House in Catterick

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Earlier I posted a film of celebrations for athletes who took part in the Invictus Games.

I tried to help to cook breakfast at Catterick's Phoenix House which is a Help For Heroes Centre. Here are some pictures of today's celebration:

Heroes breakfast pictures

Last month's Invictus Games, which Prince Harry organises, is a competition for injured armed forces personnel. 

This morning, I saw the athletes who took part in the games, treated to a heroes breakfast.

Anna Pollock, who won two medals at the games (pictured top left), served in the Royal Air Force. She suffered a bleed on her spine which means she now uses a wheelchair. 

Catterick's Phoenix House

The athletes who competed in the games have been back to the centre in North Yorkshire - which helped them recover from injuries.

Harrogate Ladies' College creates cake fit for a Queen

Harrogate Informer

Harrogate Ladies' College pupils celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday in style by designing and creating their very own birthday cake as part of a national competition for schools.

The 1m high cake featured a cupcake croque-en-bouche tower topped with an edible crown.

A cake fit for the Queen
Harrogate Informer

Candlelight vigil to commemorate Orlando killings

A candlelight vigil's due to be held in York this evening to commemorate the victims of the Orlando shootings at the weekend.

Vigil in Orlando

A gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing at least 49 people and injuring dozens. It's the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

The vigil, organised by University of York students, will start at about 19:00 in St Helen's Square.

Organisers say: "Anyone who would like to is welcome to stand with us, pay their respects, and reflect. Weather permitting, we will light candles as well."

Traffic and travel: A171 closed near Scarborough after accident

Drivers on the A171 are being warned by police to be aware of possible delays near Scarborough due to an accident.

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Does size matter? It does in Bridlington if you're trying to park

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Radio York News

It looks like things are a bit tight for motorists in Bridlington, many of whom say they're having to breathe in when they get out of their cars.  

Businesses there claim new parking spaces aren't wide enough and they're so small drivers can't open their doors.

Cars parking

East Riding Council says the bays conform to the government's national guidelines, but will now make the alterations following these complaints.

North Yorkshire's weather: A drier and brighter afternoon ahead

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers, although good drier and some brighter spells are likely.

The top temperature will be about 17C (63F) with a light and variable wind.

Weather graphic

Headlines: 'I love weed' PC sacked, Yorkshire vigils for Orlando shooting victims and 'suspicious' death of another red kite

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

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

  • A North Yorkshire police officer who wore a hat bearing the words "I love weed" is sacked
  • Vigils are held across Yorkshire to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting, with another one due to take place in York this evening 
  • Another red kite has been found dead, with North Yorkshire Police's animal officer describing the death as "suspicious"

Police officer sacked after wearing 'I love weed' hat on patrol

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

More now on the sacking of a police officer who wore an "I love weed" woolly hat on duty and scribbled "puerile" abuse on a CV during a probe into an allegation of child abuse. 

A North Yorkshire Police Panel ruled yesterday that PC Simon Ryan was guilty of gross misconduct after he wrote "paedo", "paedophile" and "kiddie fiddler" on the document to amuse colleagues.  

Newby Wiske

Today, the panel concluded that the appropriate sanction "was dismissal without notice demonstrating the gravity attached by the panel to the gross misconduct". 

The hearing at the police headquarters is the first disciplinary the force has held where the public and press are allowed to attend.

Tick Tock: Ideas against the clock at University of York

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

How would you fare if you were given just three minutes to explain a complex bit of scientific research in front of an audience? 

That's what 10 research students at the University of York are being asked to do on Thursday. 

University of York

There are some unusual subjects being covered, including "Can robots be as efficient as ants?", "Using Shakespeare-based education for criminal rehabilitation" and "Death becomes them: Posthumous celebrity careers".  

If you want to watch the sweat form on the brows of students battling to beat the stopwatch, you can click here for more information.  

This is a chance for students to enthuse a range of learners about their research and perhaps even inspire them to attend a research institution in the future."

Karen CleggDirector of research development, University of York

Breaking'I love weed' police officer sacked

BBC Radio York

A North Yorkshire police officer who wore an "I love weed" woolly hat on duty and scribbled "puerile" abuse on a CV during a probe into an allegation of child abuse has been sacked.   

More to follow soon.

Traffic and Travel update: Delays on York to Edinburgh service

BBC Travel

If you're rushing for the 11:36 York to Edinburgh train, it's currently posted as running nine minutes late.

The departure board at York Railway Station says its due to leave York at 11:45.

Football stars visit Army Foundation College for a kickabout

Harrogate Informer

A pair of world famous freestyle footballers have wowed teenagers at the Army Foundation College.

The F2 Freestylers surprised Junior Soldiers when they visited the prestigious college in Harrogate.

Soldiers playing football
Harrogate Informer

Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch showed off their soccer skills and filmed a video with members of Waterloo Company.  

Yorkshire red kite death toll hits 10 as latest victim is discovered

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Radio York News

Another red kite has been found dead in North Yorkshire, police have revealed.

North Yorkshire Police's Wildlife Unit say the death, in Timble Ings woodland between Skipton and Harrogate, is "suspicious" and that "10 of the birds have been found dead" recently.  

This latest find follows one in Blubberhouses last month.

Dead Red Kite
North Yorkshire Police Wildlife Unit

The rare birds of prey were all found in North and West Yorkshire, and police say they're concerned by the "unusually high" number of recent attacks on red kites.   

Red kites are protected under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and anyone found killing one can face up to six months in jail.

Day by the sea for Yorkshire in One-Day Cup

It's a day beside the seaside for Yorkshire as they take on Northamptonshire at Scarborough in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Adam Lyth
Getty Images

Play's scheduled to start at North Marine Road at 11:00, but that is, of course, dependent on the weather.

Keep up-to-date with all the action with our live commentary and our scorecard.

Watch: Catterick celebrations for Invictus Games competitors

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

There's a big celebration taking place in Catterick today for some of those who took part in this year's Invictus Games - the event set up by Prince Harry for sick and injured servicemen and women to compete against each other.

Today, a special breakfast took place in their honour.

I've been along to help burn the sausages and to meet some of the competitors.

Sport headlines: Yorkshire pray for sunshine and better form, Knights strengthen squad and Harrogate Town prepare for new pitch

BBC Sport

The latest sport headlines include:

  • Yorkshire will be hoping for a change in the weather as well as their one-day form today as they take on Northamptonshire at Scarborough in a 50-over Royal London Cup match
  • York City Knights are looking to strengthen their squad with the Super 8s a few weeks away. The league splits in half in mid-July, with the top eight competing for promotion
  • Harrogate Town are building their squad to take advantage of the new surface at the CNG Stadium with a 3G pitch being laid there over summer

When the Bonding Warehouse was a bar and restaurant

The Press

We are continuing to digitise and upload lots of our old photographic archive.

This latest selection shows a York landmark as it once was.

Bonding warehouse
The Press

The Bonding Warehouse, beside Skeldergate Bridge and Terry Avenue, was once exactly that: a warehouse. These days, it is luxury apartments and office space.

'Future support agreed' for Scarborough Alzheimer's family fighting for care

BBC Radio York

A health body has responded to a Scarborough family who have been waiting nine months for urgent Alzheimer's care and who say they've been told they still have longer to wait. 

Alzheimers Greta

David, a full time carer for his mum, Greta, who has Alzheimer's, was told by health professionals last September they were a family "in crisis" and needed additional help, but has been told there won't be anything ready for at least another six weeks.

Simon Cox, from the Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group, says care providers have visited the family over the last few weeks to "agree future care and support beyond that which is already in place".

We're now following up the meetings and conversations we had with the family last week, to then put these interim and longer-term care plans in place."

Simon CoxChief officer, Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group

Fire crews deal with A64 collision at Whitwell-on-the-Hill

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has tweeted some more information about the crash we mentioned a short time ago between a lorry and two cars at Whitwell-on-the-Hill.

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North Yorkshire policeman faces dismissal over 'I love weed' hat

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

A North Yorkshire Police officer who wore a woolly hat with the words "I love weed" while on duty is due to learn later if he will be sacked from the force.

A disciplinary panel found PC Simon Ryan of North Yorkshire Police guilty of gross misconduct.

Newby Wiske

It also heard he had defaced a suspect's CV with the words "kiddie fiddler" and "paedo" during an inquiry into child abuse.

PC Ryan had earlier apologised for what he said was "a poor practical joke".

Thousands of pounds' worth of tools and equipment stolen from Askham Bryan

Tools and equipment worth about £60,000 have been stolen from a secure compound in Askham Bryan.

The theft of "Snap-On" kit took place at the compound on Mill Lane between 17:00 on Friday 10 June and 08:00 yesterday morning, police say.

Anyone who was in the area over the weekend, or who has information about people trying to sell similar equipment, is being asked to get in touch with police.

North Yorkshire's weather: Showers but some sunshine

Sara Thornton

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There'll be some sharp showers this morning for North Yorkshire, though they will peter out later.

Brightness will follow, especially inland where the best sunshine's likely to be found, but this could lead to some afternoon showers too.

Watch my full forecast here:

Traffic and travel: All lanes open again on A1(M) at Selby fork

BBC Travel

We've had an update on the situation on the A1(M) following an earlier accident and oil spill.

All lanes have now re-opened on the A1(M) northbound between J42, A63 (Selby fork) and J43, M1 (Hook Moor), but drivers are being warned there's still queuing traffic.

Harrogate back to normality after UXB evacuation

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Here's a story which happened just after we closed on Local Live yesterday which is worth looking back on because it caused a lot of problems in Harrogate.

Road closures and evacuations were sparked after an unexploded shell, described by police as "historic" was found at a property in the town.

North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police said the shell was discovered at a house on Bogs Lane at about 13:10 yesterday. 

All's well that ends well though: an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the shell and disposed of it.

'Delay after delay after delay' - Family's Alzheimer's care wait

BBC Radio York

A Scarborough family who have been waiting nine months for urgent care say they've been told it'll be at least another six weeks before it's ready.


David is a full time carer for his mum, Greta, who has Alzheimer's.

Last September, social workers and doctors agreed they were a family "in crisis" and needed additional NHS-funded help  

But David's told BBC Radio York that in March they were given support for some afternoons, but that still falls short of what they need.

I'm physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted, not only through caring, but through this relentless battle of bureaucracy and form filling and delay, after delay, after delay."

DavidScarborough carer

'Final clean-up' on A1(M) after accident and spillage

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

I mentioned a short time ago about two lanes being closed and queuing traffic on the A1(M) northbound between J42, A63 (Selby fork) and J43, M1 (Hook Moor), because of an accident and an oil spillage.  

This is the latest from Highways England: 

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Headlines: Orlando vigils held in Yorkshire, 'I love weed' PC may be sacked and four men on trial accused of religiously aggravated assault

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

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

Weather: Rather cloudy with scattered heavy showers likely

BBC Weather

It'll be a generally cloudy and misty day across the county at first, with some heavy rain in southern parts. There will be some sunny intervals developing inland by the afternoon.

Weather graphic

Traffic and Travel: Problems on the A1(M) this morning and a couple of train delays

BBC Travel

The roads across the county are mostly running smoothly this morning.

There are, however, two lanes closed on the A1(M) northbound between J42, A63 (Selby fork) and J43, M1 (Hook Moor), because of an accident and an oil spillage.

There are also a couple of delays on the trains in and out of York Railway Station:

The 07:15 Liverpool Lime Street is currently showing as "delayed" and the 07:24 Manchester Airport service is running six minutes late. Click here for the departure board

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.

There's no escaping the grey skies this morning, but rather than start with a pic emphasising the point, I thought we'd begin with North Yorkshire's drama and beauty (and a hint of grey cloud, of course).


This shot of Grassington was sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Michiko Sunshine.

Your photos of North Yorkshire are always welcome and you can send them in via TwitterFacebook or email.