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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A66 Cumbria eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A66 Cumbria eastbound severe disruption, between A6 Kemplay Bank and A1.

    A66 Cumbria - A66 closed eastbound between Kemplay Bank Roundabout in Penrith and the A1(M) J55 junction in Middleton Tyas, because of snow.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J44 for A64.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road to A64 Eastbound northbound at J44, A64 (Bramham), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Yorkshire's top stories today

    Yorkshire's top stories today include:

    For the latest on weather coditions, tune into your BBC local radio station.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J35 for M18 and J34 for A19 Selby.

    M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J35, M18 (Langham) and J34, A19 (Selby), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. 'Incredible teamwork' from emergency services on A65

    These pictures have just been tweeted by a West Yorkshire motorway policeman from the A65 last night:


    They really show the kind of conditions the police, Highways England and mountain rescue teams were trying to deal with.


    PC Martin Willis said they were battling 95 mph winds as they tried to move snow to free motorists.


    He said in a tweet "Incredible teamwork last night by mountain rescue @WYP_RPU@HighwaysYORKS and local farmers, to rescue stranded drivers and try to reopen roads!

    Battling 95mph wind gusts, extreme wind chill and blizzard conditions."

  6. Girl Guides 'dismayed' at Sun's naked photoshoot in York

    The Guide Association says it's disappointed a national tabloid newspaper has published pictures of a nude model in York's Museum Gardens.

    St Mary's Abbey

    Today's Sun newspaper features model Nicole Rayner posing nude in the snow in York, despite nudity on Page Three being retired in 2015.

    In a statement, the Girlguiding Advocate Panel says: "As young women, we want to know that our media reflects and respects us.

    "We were proud supporters of the No More Page Three campaign, so imagine our dismay at seeing today's edition of The Sun."

    Quote Message: We're disappointed The Sun's shown it would rather treat women as objects than uphold its status as a family newspaper." from Girlguiding Advocate Panel
    Girlguiding Advocate Panel
  7. Anti-fracking protesters claim victory and go home

    Anti-fracking campaigners at a site in North Yorkshire say they're packing up and going home.

    Fracking tower

    Third Energy wants to drill for shale gas at an existing well in Kirby Misperton, but is still waiting for formal approval from the government and recently began removing equipment from the site.

    The Kirby Misperton Protection Camp say they've fulfilled their promise to remain there until the company were "no longer a threat to the area."

    A spokesperson for the group says: "The last two weeks have seen convoys of fracking equipment leaving the site and this week we celebrated as the rig was finally removed.

    "It’s clear Third Energy are not going to be fracking anytime soon, and so the time has come to begin packing up the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp."

    The group says it will now begin the process of returning the field to its former state and will be arranging community work days over the coming weeks.

  8. In pictures: Snowy scenes in North Yorkshire

    There's no let-up in the freezing conditions in North Yorkshire at the moment - even the chickens in Goathland are heading for cover:

    Chickens in snow

    Meanwhile, Gunnerside Meadows in Swaledale is practising looking good for this year's Christmas cards:

    Gunnerside Meadows

    You can see plenty more cracking pics like these on the BBC Yorkshire Instagram page.

  9. In pictures: Debris strewn after Scarborough storm

    The weather has certainly taken it's toll on the Yorkshire coast.

    Take a look at this debris on Scarborough's Foreshore Road in the South Bay:

    Scarborough foreshore
  10. Listen: Piglet stars in Moors railway TV show

    The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is back on our TV screens tonight.

    A new series follows life on the line between Pickering and Whitby and the volunteers and staff who keep the trains running.

    The railway's General Manager, Chris Price, says a man called Piglet will be the star of the show:

    Video content

    Video caption: New channel 5 series

    The first episode is tonight at 20:00 on Channel 5

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A170 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A170 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, near Sutton Bank.

    A170 North Yorkshire - A170 in Scawton blocked near the Sutton Bank junction.

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

  12. People rescued from car engulfed by waves

    Two people trying to take pictures of rough seas off Scarborough have been rescued by the coastguard.

    It's prompted a warning to people not to put their lives at risk trying to take a good photograph.

    Scarborough Coastguard battled dangerous waves yesterday to get to a swamped car on the town's Marine Drive.

    Scarborough Coastguard Rescue Team

    The Scarborough coastguard say: "Huge waves crashed over, picking up cars like match boxes throwing them at will."

    In a social media post they've appealed to people to not ignore safety warnings and say no picture or video is worth the risk.

    Senior Coastal Operations Officer Matthew Atkinson said: “While coastguard teams train for these conditions and have the right equipment we cannot stress how dangerous these conditions are."

  13. Hundreds of schools across Yorkshire remain closed

    Hundreds of schools across Yorkshire remain closed today as headteachers take the decision to keep staff and pupils off their sites while freezing conditions continue.

    Over 900 schools and colleges are closed for a second day with around 500 in West Yorkshire, 300 in South Yorkshire and over 100 shut in North Yorkshire today.

    School closure graphic

    Many schools are stating their intention to re-open on Monday morning but keep checking your local council website over the weekend for the latest information.

  14. Listen: 'Joy among chaos' as baby born on Yorkshire road

    An air ambulance crew member says it made a change to be called out to something joyful yesterday, when a North Yorkshire woman gave birth to a baby girl, by the side of the road during a snow storm.

    Andrew Waring from Catterick, was driving wife, Daniella, to hospital in the snow on the A66 near Darlington, when the couple realised they wouldn't arrive in time.

    Mr Waring said he pulled over and "copied" what he had seen when he was present at the birth of his first two children.

    Baby Sienna and her mum were said to be "happy and warm" when paramedics arrived.

    Lee Salmon, from the Great North Air Ambulance, says it was lovely to experience such a joyful occasion among all the weather chaos:

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    Video caption: Dad kneels in snow to deliver baby