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  1. Air quality experiment to ban HGVs in North Yorkshire

    A trial experiment is to take place in an effort to improve air quality along one of North Yorkshire's busiest routes.

    Level crossing

    From the end of this month, HGVs will be banned from using the level crossing between Malton and Norton. The trial will last for eighteen months.

    Signs warning of the ban on trucks weighing seven and a half tonnes and more are going up in both towns.

    Wagons will be rerouted onto the A64 instead.

  2. Lorry driver arrested after North Yorkshire crash

    A man in his 40s has been arrested after a crash involving three vehicles in North Yorkshire.


    It happened on the A168 between Thirsk and Northallerton at Thornton Le Moor around lunchtime today and involved two cars and a truck.

    The road is still closed and North Yorkshire Police say it could stay that way until about 16:30.

    The driver of truck has been arrested in connection with the collision.

  3. Region sees growth in IT sector

    A boom in the IT and business industry has seen almost 90,000 jobs created in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2010.

    Bar chart with IT jobs grown in Yorkshire and Humber

    Latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show the sector is one of the main drivers for growth, and responsible for over 1.65m jobs across the country.

    It's thought to be down to demand for the internet, wireless cloud technologies and mobile phones.

    Quote Message: We had record-breaking employment levels across Britain last year, and since 2010 the number of people working in Yorkshire & the Humber has gone up by 146,000. During that period 88,000 new jobs have been created in the IT sector, and it’s easy to see why those kind of skills are in such popular demand by employers. The world’s gone digital, and we’re all having to adapt to that." from Esther McVey Work and Pensions Secretary
    Esther McVeyWork and Pensions Secretary
  4. Listen: Fixed York flood barrier will protect city

    The head of the Environment Agency in Yorkshire says he's confident the Foss Barrier in York could now deal with the amount of water seen in December 2015.

    Back then the barrier failed, which meant it had to be lifted and hundreds of homes and businesses in the city flooded.

    Since then work has been continuing to upgrade the barrier.

    Mark Scott, the Environment Agency's Area Director for Yorkshire, says the fixed barrier could deal with a huge amount of water:

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    Video caption: Could now deal with the amount of water seen in December 2015
  5. Increase in Chinese visitors to Yorkshire

    There's been a big increase in the number of Chinese visitors coming to Yorkshire.

    Chinese tourists

    Research by Visit Britain shows the figure has more than doubled since 2012 - with 20,000 tourists holidaying here in 2016.

    The information has been released to coincide with the start of the Chinese Year of the Dog.

    Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire, said “China is fast becoming the biggest force in world tourism and we’re delighted to see a huge increase in visits to this part of the world."

  6. Skipton man died in forklift accident

    A North Yorkshire man's died after becoming trapped beneath a forklift truck.

    It happened at a scrapyard in Cumbria yesterday.

    The man was from Skipton.

    He was freed by firefighters and flown to hospital by air ambulance, but died.

    The Health and Safety Executive is examining the circumstances of his death.

  7. North Yorkshire road closed after crash

    The air ambulance has been called to a car crash on the A618 in North Yorkshire.

    Car crash

    The road has been closed between Thirsk and Northallerton at Thornton Le Moor.

    North Yorkshire Police are telling motorists to avoid the area.