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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Monday
  2. Live updates on Friday 17 June 2016

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By Andrew Barton

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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.

Pride pics

As hundreds of people are expected to fill York's streets in the York Pride parade through the city tomorrow, I thought I'd leave you with a colours of the rainbow collage.  

Have a lovely weekend. See you Monday.

Wildlife 'legend' guest of honour as Yorkshire Wildlife Trust marks 70 years

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

It's a big day today for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as it celebrates its 70th birthday. 

The Trust is celebrating at the University of York later, where the guest speaker is non other than Sir David Attenborough.

Sir David attenborough

Jonathan Leadly, from the Trust, is due to meet Sir David off the train. 

He says: "It's an honour and a privilege to have Sir David as a guest."

He's a legend and has inspired the country and a lot of the world about wildlife and how important it is that we all do a little bit to try and look after it."

Jonathan LeadlyYorkshire Wildlife Trust

Two-year-old girl critical after being hit by car in Whitby

BBC Radio York

A two year old girl is in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in Whitby

She was struck by a black 4x4 vehicle on Lockton Road at about 18:15 last night, police say.

She's being treated at James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.

Officers are asking for anyone who was in the area to contact them.

Old York: Photos of Adams Hydraulics

The Press

Our latest nostalgia gallery looks at another well-known York business: Adams Hydraulics.

The company was based at Peasholme Green for more than 100 years until 1990, when it moved to Clifton Moor, where it remains today.

Adams Hydraulics
Th ePress

These photos show the site as it was in the late 20th century, the final days inside the foundry and the early years at Clifton Moor.

Watch: 'We'd love to get 500 men running' - An appeal to 'Take the P'

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Sunday in York's Rowntree Park is the venue for an event called Taking The "P", a charity run for men only, which is raising money and awareness for prostate cancer.

The organiser of the run is Professor Norman Maitland, from the Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre at the University of York.

Here he is with a quick impassioned appeal to get your running shoes on!

North Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy afternoon with risk of light showers

Keeley Donovan

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A mostly cloudy afternoon with just the odd light shower

A mostly light NW wind, breezier in the north east.

Feeling fresher than yesterday with highs of about 15C (59F). 

Weather graphic

Headlines: York Central MP's tribute to Jo Cox and worker dies at Boulby Potash Mine

BBC Radio York

The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  • York Central MP, Labour's Rachael Maskell, says murdered West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox was one of a kind
  • A worker at Boulby Potash Mine near Whitby is killed by a "sudden and powerful release of gas" underground in the early hours of this morning
  • Ripon diver Jack Laugher is confirmed in the British squad for the Rio Olympics

Weather for York Pride: Will it rain on the parade?

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's the York Pride parade through the city tomorrow. 

The event has become an important event for the LGBT community. 

But will it rain or shine on the rainbow flags? Here's my special York Pride forecast!

Traffic and travel update: Problems on the A59 and the A170

BBC Travel

We're getting reports of very slow traffic on the A59 York Road, eastbound in Moor Monkton, between Skip Bridge and the Marston Lane junction. 

We're also told there's queuing traffic, due to a broken down lorry on the A170 at Ruston between Town end and Wyekham Lane.

Cars from York and Scarborough join aid convoy to 'Jungle' camp in Calais

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Organisers of a huge aid convoy to France say it will go ahead, even though it's been banned by French border police in Dover.

About 250 vehicles are due to leave for Calais tonight, including six from York and two from Scarborough.  

Calais jungle camp

The contingent from York, organised by York Stand Up To Racism, is heading for the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais. 

Participants say they've raised £1,300 so far which will be donated to Care4Calais:

We're mostly taking sporting equipment as life in the Jungle camp is fairly miserable."

Chris BraceYork Stand Up To Racism

Yorkshire County Cricket Club to pay tribute to Jo Cox MP

Yorkshire County Cricket Club will pay tribute to Jo Cox MP at Headingley tonight following her death.


Ahead of tonight’s NatWest T20 Blast match against Nottinghamshire, players, officials, members and spectators will join together and remember Mrs Cox by observing a minute’s silence. 

The players will also wear black armbands during tonight’s match.

Mark Arthur, Yorkshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive, has paid his own tribute to the MP:

Jo was a kind, intelligent person who was generous with her time. She genuinely wanted to help others, particularly those in her constituency, and make a difference to their lives. My heart goes out to her husband Brendan and their two young children.”

Mark ArthurYorkshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive

BreakingBoulby Potash Mine death: Victim named

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

The man who died in an underground incident at a potash mine near whitby this morning has been named as John Anderson.

Mr Anderson died following a "sudden and powerful release of gas" in the early hours, the firm said.

Other employees who were in the mine at the time were safely evacuated, a spokesman said.

York Central MP Rachael Maskell's tribute to Jo Cox

BBC Radio York

The York Central MP, Labour's Rachael Maskell, has paid tribute to fellow MP Jo Cox, who died yesterday after being stabbed and shot in West Yorkshire.

Speaking to BBC Radio York she described the events as a tragedy and described her as "a wonderful person."

Jo Cox

Ms Maskell said: "We're all numb. She was a woman who wanted to serve her community and then went to work one day and just didn't come home."  

I just can't get out of my mind the fact there are two little ones who are going to grow up without a fantastic mum."

Rachell MaskellYork Central MP

Watch: Flags flying for England - Is this the most decorated house in North Yorkshire?

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

The back pages of the papers are dominated by just one story today, England's dramatic match against Wales yesterday at the European championships.

The result delighted many people, non more so than two people I met this morning in York, who are going to great lengths to show their support for the team.

If you know of a house even more decorated than this, I'd love to hear from you.

Get in touch with me via TwitterFacebook or email.

Sport headlines: City and Knights' new signings and Laugher waits for Olympic news

BBC Sport

The latest sport headlines for North Yorkshire this morning include:

  • York CIty have signed former Braintree defender Matt Fry on a two-year deal. The 25-year-old follows Josh Robinson, who also signed a two-year deal after joining from Northern Irish club Crusaders
  • York City Knights have signed Halifax centre Sam Smeaton on a month's loan. He joins back rower Adam Robinson, also on loan from Halifax, and former Bradford and London winger Andy Smith
  • Ripon diver Jack Laugher finds out later if he'll be part of Team GB for this year's Olympics. The diving team is announced at 16:00 this afternoon

North Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy morning, sunny spells later

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Still a fair bit of cloud around the region this morning, and along the coast this will struggle to lift. 

However, as we head into the afternoon, we should start to see some of this cloud thinning and more in the way of brightness and sunny spells. 

Watch my full forecast here:

Headlines: Death at North Yorkshire mine, vigils for killed Yorkshire MP and France convoy 'will go ahead'

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

  • A man has died following a gas "blow-out" at a mine in North Yorkshire in the early hours at Boulby potash mine near Whitby
  • Vigils have been held for Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, who died yesterday after being shot and stabbed in the street in Birstall
  • People from North Yorkshire trying to carry out a mercy mission to help refugees in France say they'll fight attempts to stop them

'Nobody should go to work and not come home to their family': MP's reaction to Boulby Mine death

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

More reaction now to the news that one man has died in an incident underground at Boulby Potash Mine near Whitby early this morning . 

It's believed to have involved a gas blow-out-a sudden and powerful release of gas.

Boulby Potash mine

Anna Turley, MP for the area, says her thoughts are with the family of the man who died and all the workers at the mine.

I'm really shocked and distressed for the family, it's terrible news. Nobody should go to work and not come home to their family. I'm sure there will be a very strong investigation into the incident."

Anna TurleyMP for Redcar

No explosion at Boulby mine

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

The owners of Boulby mine have clarified there was no explosion in the accident this morning in which a man died.

ICL UK said there was a "sudden and powerful release of gas" in the early hours.

They added there was "no fire and no heat".

No further details have been released as yet about the man who died.

From the scene at Boulby Potash Mine

Adam Clarkson

BBC News

I'm at Boulby Potash mine near Whitby, where a man sadly died this morning following a release of gas.

Looking around, there is absolutely no activity here at the moment - smoke is still coming out of the chimney and it looks like it's business as usual.

One man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that he was sent early from his night shift.

Boulby Mine

Boulby Potash Mine was issued with improvement notice after fire in April

The death of a man this morning at Boulby Potash Mine near Whitby comes two months after a fire broke out there hundreds of metres below the sea bed.

On 13 April, seven workers were taken to hospital after the fire.

The workers were affected by smoke - there were no fatalities, but people were left "very shaken".

In May, it was issued with an improvement notice by the Health and Safety Executive.

The mine is 1,400m deep and its tunnels go far out under the North Sea.

Boulby Potash Mine death update: Police still at scene

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Cleveland Police say they were called to Boulby Potash Mine, 10 miles north of Whitby, at about 05:20 this morning.

ICL UK, which runs the site, says a man died there early this morning after a gas blow-out, which is a sudden and powerful release of gas.

The force says: "Our thoughts are with family, friends and colleagues. We are working to understand the circumstances surrounding the incident."

Officers are still at the scene.

Man dies after gas 'blow-out' at Boulby Mine near Whitby

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

More now on the death of a man at Boulby potash mine near Whitby in an incident underground early this morning.

The employee died following a blow-out "a sudden and powerful release of gas" in the early hours, owners ICL UK says.

Boulby Potash Mine

All other employees were safely evacuated, the firm said, and Her Majesty's Mines Inspectorate has been informed. 

Earlier, Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop, who represents Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, said: "There has been a serious incident believed to be a gas explosion and we are waiting for further details about what has happened."

His "thoughts and prayers" were with the workforce, he said. 

BreakingMan dead in 'serious incident' at potash mine near Whitby

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

A man's died in a "serious incident" which occurred underground early this morning at the Boulby potash mine near Whitby.

More to follow.

Headlines: Vigils for Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, banned aid convoy to France 'will go ahead' and Sir David Attenborough in York

Cara Thorpe

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our York newsroom this morning include:

  • Vigils are held for Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, who died yesterday after being shot and stabbed in the street
  • Organisers of an aid convoy to France say it will go ahead even though it's been banned by French border police in Dover. The convoy of 250 vehicles, including several from York and Scarborough, is due to leave for Calais tonight
  • Sir David Attenborough is expected in York later as the guest of honour of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, marking the organisation's 70th birthday

Watch: Tributes to 'rising star' Jo Cox MP

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

The news this morning is dominated by the killing of one of Yorkshire's MPs.

Flags on government buildings across the UK are flying at half-mast today in memory of Jo Cox.

She was attacked in the street yesterday outside a constituency surgery in Birstall near Leeds.

A 52-year-old man has been arrested.      

Hundreds of people packed into a church in Birstall in her constituency near Leeds last night to pay tribute, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says "the whole country is in shock".  

We've lost a wonderful woman, but her work will go on. As we mourn her memory we'll work in her memory to achieve that better world she spent her life trying to achieve."

Jeremy Corbyn MPLabour Party leader

Weather: A cloudy, dull and cool day across North Yorkshire

BBC Weather

It will be a cloudy and dull start to the day. 

Outbreaks of mostly light rain will spread south across the region through the day, with some hill and coastal mist or fog patches. 

Weather graphic

Traffic and Travel: A good start on the roads to the final day of the working week

BBC Travel

Everything appears to be running smoothly this morning so far on the roads across the county.

And things are looking good on the trains in and out of York Railway Station too.

If anything changes we'll let you know.

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.

It's a very sad day for Yorkshire today after the tragic events in Birstall yesterday and the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox.

So, this morning we'll forego the usual picture start and in its place begin with this remarkable reaction to the loss of his wife by Brendan Cox:

Brendan Cox response

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