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    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J48 for A168 and J49 for A168.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J48, A168 (Boroughbridge) and J49, A168 (Dishforth), because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J47 for A168 and J48 for A168.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - Two lanes closed on A1(M) northbound between J47, A168 (Allerton Park) and J48, A168 (Boroughbridge), because of an accident.

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

  3. Yorkshire's top stories

    The top stories from across Yorkshire so far today include:

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  5. Appeal for help finding wanted man

    A man who failed to attend court after being charged with a serious driving offence is being sought by police in North Yorkshire.

    Marcin Wiczynski

    Marcin Wiczynski, 30, of Scarborough, is wanted after magistrates in the town issued a warrant for his arrest.

    He failed to attend court after he was charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

    He is described as about 5ft 7ins tall and of average build. He has short, brown receding hair and speaks with an Eastern European accent.

    Anyone who has seen him or knows his whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

  6. Calls for rail spending assurances for Yorkshire

    Spencer Stokes

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    There are new calls for the government to guarantee Yorkshire will get extra trains to and from London, despite the East Coast franchise being cancelled.


    Virgin and Stagecoach had promised new services from Leeds, York, Bradford, Harrogate and Huddersfield.

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which oversees transport, has now written to the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, asking if they'll still go ahead.

    The letter says: "Businesses in our region have been planning on the basis of a significant in direct services between our towns and cities and London which have now been placed in doubt.

    "Part of the doubt stems from the fact that no decision has been made on who will run the trains."

    Mr Grayling has said he is considering two approaches to the future of the East Coast service.

    One option is to allow Stagecoach to continue operating the franchise on a short-term and not-for-profit basis until a new contract is awarded in 2020.

    Alternatively, East Coast Mainline could be brought back under government control and be run by the Department for Transport through an operator of last resort.

  7. New system costing £75m aimed at avoiding NHS drug errors

    Following a study by York and Sheffield universities, £75m is being spent on new computer systems to help NHS staff in England avoid mistakes when giving out drugs.


    It comes after the study found that prescription errors could contribute to 22,000 deaths a year.

  8. Illegal gambling machines seized

    Officers from HM Revenue and Customs has seized six unlawful gambling machines from five pubs in Selby.

    HMRC seized the gambling machines

    The joint operation was carried out with the Gambling Commission, North Yorkshire Police and Selby District Council.

    Machines were found which were unregistered and discovered duty was not being paid on them, according to HMRC. They say the unpaid tax cost the taxpayer about £19,000.

    The machines were seized as well as £5,500 in cash.

  9. Hambleton businesses gearing up for Tour de Yorkshire

    Four hundred companies across Hambleton will be getting postcards telling them how to prepare for this year's Tour de Yorkshire.

    The tips will include making sure staff can speak to customers about the race, dressing businesses in the Tour's colours of blue and yellow, adapting opening times around the event and working together.

    Preparing for this year's Tour de Yorkshire

    Cyclists will pass through Crakehall, Bedale, Morton on Swale , Northallerton, Thirsk and Sutton under Whitestonecliffe before heading up Sutton Bank on Saturday 5 May. There'll be a sprint at Morton on Swale and a King of the Mountains stage on Sutton Bank.

    The Hambleton stage will finish at Scarborough's North Bay.

    Thousands turned out at Sutton Bank in 2016
  10. Listen: Shock as former council leader quits party

    The City of York Council still has no permanent leader today after councillors failed to back Conservative Group leader Ian Gillies.

    The situation arose after David Carr (pictured below) quit the Conservative party last night. He was sacked last week following a vote of no confidence.

    He'll now serve as an Independent along with Suzie Mercer who also quit the Conservative Group and Party.

    David Carr is now an Independent Councillor

    There'll be another meeting in a week to try to appoint a new leader.

    Until then, Liberal Democrat Andrew Waller (pictured below) is in temporary charge:

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    Video caption: Acting leader's shock at former leader's departure from Conservative Group
  11. Millions of drug errors highlighted by Yorkshire study

    Research carried out in Yorkshire suggests there are more than two hundred million mistakes with people's medication in the NHS every year.


    The study from the universities of Sheffield, York and Manchester found there are more than seven hundred avoidable deaths every year as a result.

    The health secretary Jeremy Hunt is due to set out measures to reduce the number of medication errors today.

  12. Man seriously hurt in Scarborough stabbing

    A man's been seriously injured in a suspected stabbing in Scarborough.

    The attack happened on Ramshill Road

    The attack happened at about 22:25 last night near a taxi office on Ramshill Road.

    The victim, who's in his 20s, was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

    Two men in their 20s and one in his 40s were arrested and remain in police custody.

    A North Yorkshire Police spokesman says officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and say there is no threat to the public.

  13. Council tax set to rise in Selby and Ryedale

    Two more local authorities in North Yorkshire have agreed how much more residents should pay for their council tax in the coming year.

    Council tax bill

    Ryedale District Council says anyone living in an average home in the district will pay nine pence more per week, that's a 2.6% increase as it now has to deliver £4.9m of savings per year.

    Selby District Council says its council tax is going up by 10 pence per average household, which is £5 for the year.

    Selby District Council Leader Mark Crane says the authority's budget is a balance between continuing to make savings and doing things more efficiently.

    Both authorities says everyone's total bill will include funding for Adult Social Care Services at North Yorkshire County Council.

  14. Weather: Cold, light cloud and breezy

    BBC Weather

    Wrap up warm - it's going to be a chilly afternoon across Yorkshire.

    Weather chart
  15. Do you recognise this man?

    Harrogate Police want to speak to this man in connection with two incidents in the town on Friday 9 February.

    Police want to identify this man

    In the first one, police say A 34-year-old woman from the Leeds area was inappropriately touched by a man in the town's Revolution de Cuba bar at around midnight.

    The same man then assaulted a 33-year-old man from the Leeds area, pushing him to the ground and leaving him with a cut nose, bruising around his eye and cuts to his arm.

    Police are asking anyone who can identify the man to get in touch with them.

  16. Drinkers leave pub over tumble drier fire

    Pub-goers had to leave a York pub last night following a fire.

    Crews from York, Acomb and Huntington used breathing apparatus and thermal imaging cameras to tackle the fire at Brigantes on Micklegate just after 20:00.

    North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service says the fire was in a downstairs utility room and caused fire and smoke damage to the property.

    It's believed it started in a tumble dryer.

    Brigantes Pub
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  17. Mayoress urges women over 70 to have mammograms

    The Mayoress of the Borough of Scarborough is urging women over 70 to get regularly checked for breast cancer.

    Cherry Smith arranged to have a mammogram.

    Her family has a history of breast cancer.

    She was diagnosed with stage three of the disease.

    There were no signs that she had it.

    Now she's doing a sponsored head shave for Breast Cancer Care after being diagnosed with the disease.

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    Video caption: Scarborough's mayoress urges women over 70 to have a mammogram

    The head shave is taking place on Monday, 26 February at 1500 at Scarborough Town Hall.