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National League

Outstanding display from goalkeeper James Belshaw helps Harrogate snatch a draw at Bromley

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Oliver Cromwell, which was used to haul the Fifteen Guinea Special

Great Central Railway, in Loughborough, is marking the final steam-hauled passenger train service in 1968.

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Steve Patterson in action for Yorkshire

Yorkshire captain Steve Patterson could be sidelined for up to five weeks after breaking the forefinger in his left hand.

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Debt charities have 'never been busier' in Yorkshire

Debt advisers and charities say they are seeing a big increase in the number of people asking for help in Yorkshire.

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The Money Advice Service say 17% of adults in our region find it difficult to pay their monthly bills, they say they've "never been busier".

Low wages, zero-hours contracts and benefit changes are some of the reasons working people say they're struggling to make ends meet, the service added.

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J48 for A6055 to J47 for A59.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) southbound from J48, A6055 (Boroughbridge) to J47, A59 (Allerton Park), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Man with binoculars in bush was not a 'sex offender'

Police are warning people of the devastating effects of uploading "spurious and malicious" posts to social media after a York man with learning disabilities was mistakenly labelled a sex offender.

North Yorkshire Police
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North Yorkshire Police received a report of a man in some bushes using binoculars, - when officers checked out the report it was discovered the man, who has learning disabilities, was actually train spotting.

A member of the public took pictures of the man and posted them on social media calling the man a "sex offender".

Officers say it has caused extreme distress to the man and his family, and officers have now launched an investigation into malicious communication.

Our advice to members of the public is to pause before you post and think of the potential consequences of uploading spurious and malicious messages."

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Ampleforth abuse victims 'struggled to be believed'

A North Yorkshire charity which worked with survivors of abuse at a private Catholic school in North Yorkshire says some victims struggled to be taken seriously.

It follows a report published yesterday from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) which found monks had attempted to cover up allegations at Ampleforth College, near Helmsley, and had ignored safeguarding advice issued by the Church in 2001.

The report describes how schools "prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children" and says "appalling" abuse was inflicted on pupils over 40 years.

Dani Wardman, from the charity Survive, says victims weren't listened to:

Watch: On the crest of a wave? York kayaker's cockpit view

From time to time, amid the hurly-burly of modern life, it's nice to escape to a more tranquil environment.

This man in York manages it by taking to the river Ouse in his kayak - and he gets to see quite a few interesting sights too.

You can join him for a view from the kayak cockpit here.

Watch out for the wild water, the wave surfing, the huge sculpture - and the massive carnivorous fish!:

If there's a pastime you indulge in to reinvigorate the mind and body, you can let us know about it by clicking this link.

Northallerton pub's surprise waiting in "plane" sight:
The jet trainer has become the spectacular centrepiece of The Standard pub in Northallerton.

Man, 76, hurt in Acklam hit-and-run

A motorcyclist fled the scene after running over a 76-year-old man in Acklam, police say.

The pensioner was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital where he was treated for a fractured wrist and injuries to his fingers.

The incident happened at 19:30 on Saturday on the green belt land close to Foxes Wood, about half a mile from Newfield Crescent.

The rider of the off-road motorbike left the scene before police arrived.

Captain Cook replica ship's journey to Whitby
Watch the journey made by a replica of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour journey to its new home in Whitby.

Listen: Hens and stags 'killing off' city trade

Some businesses in York say increasingly anti-social drunken behaviour at weekends is damaging the city's reputation.

They say the number of stag and hen parties drinking in the city centre puts people off coming in to do their shopping.

Andrew Burton runs a café in the city - he says rowdy behaviour, which he blames on the high number of licensed premises, is "killing off trade":

Jane Mowatt, head of community safety at the City of York Council, says they're doing "absolutely everything they can" to make people feel safe:

Watch: 'How did you land it?' - Pub's aviation sensation

It's been a summer of outside relaxation as the sun's defied expectations and continued to shine in a decidedly un-British fashion.

For many, that's meant more time than usual in the beer garden of the local pub.

And if that particular pub garden is The Standard in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, there's been a surprise waiting in "plane" sight:

Family's 'indescribable pain' at girl's rock fall death

A nine-year-old girl from Oxford who was killed by falling rocks on the North Yorkshire coast earlier this week has been named by police.

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North Yorkshire Police

Harriet Emily Nicola Forster was visiting Staithes with her family when the incident occurred near the south pier at Seaton Garth on Wednesday afternoon.

Her family said: "We cannot comprehend the enormity of this tragedy. Harriet was the light of our lives."

They added that they were suffering "indescribable pain" following her death.

Staithes
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BreakingOxford girl, 9, is named as fatal rock fall victim

The young girl killed in a rock fall at Staithes, North Yorkshire, earlier this week has been named by police.

She was Harriet Emily Nicola Forster, aged 9, from Oxford.

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Watch: Yorkshire's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A bright but rather cool start with plenty of early sunshine, but heavy showers and sunny spells later.

Watch my full forecast here:

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from A1 to A1.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound from J52/, A1(M) J52 to A1(M) J51 Leeming Bar, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

A bright but rather cool start, with plenty of early sunshine followed by an afternoon of heavy showers and sunny spells.

Any remaining thundery showers will quickly clear to the east, leaving a sunny evening.

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Check your Yorkshire train journey

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, most services appear to be running to time at the moment.

However:

  • The 06:52 Leeds to Newcastle/07:16 York to Newcastle service is 17 minutes late
  • The 06:53 Wakefield to Kings Cross service is cancelled
  • The 07:14 Doncaster to Kings Cross service is cancelled
  • The 07:50 Doncaster to Leeds service is cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J50 for A61 to J51 for A1.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound from J50, A61 (Baldersby) to J51, A1 (Leeming Bar), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Rail company 'disappointed' by new strike days

Rail company Northern, which runs many of Yorkshire's local train services, says it is "disappointed" the RMT union has announced another three strike days.

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The union has accused Arriva Rail North, which operates Northern, of "stringing its negotiators along rather than looking seriously for a settlement".

However, the rail company called the action "disappointing and frustrating" and said they were "doing everything" to find a solution to the dispute.

They said: "Talking costs nothing, while strike action causes inconvenience to customers and damages the case for long-term investment in rail.”

Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan

Tim Bresnan signs a two-year contract extension with Yorkshire, keeping him at Headingley until 2020.

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More strikes ahead for Northern passengers

The union which represents workers at Northern - the train company which runs many of Yorkshire's local train services - has announced another three strike days.

Northern Rail
Northern Rail

The action will take place on three Saturdays - 25 August and 1 and 8 September - by members of the RMT union.

The long-running dispute is over claims that imposing driver-only services is a risk to public safety.

The RMT accused Arriva Rail North, which operates Northern, of "stringing its negotiators along rather than looking seriously for a settlement".

The BBC has contacted Arriva Rail North for a comment.

Dog owners could be fined for not carrying dog poo bags

People walking dogs in parts of North Yorkshire could be fined if they don't carry poo bags, according to councillors.

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Craven District Council is looking at fining unprepared owners, saying dog fouling has become a big problem.

Councillor Richard Welch, who suggested the idea, said: "Irresponsible and uncaring dog owners are the problem.

“This will not cure it overnight but not picking up is anti-social and can lead to illness and all sorts of problems. It is only the small minority of dog owners spoiling it for others."

If approved at a full council meeting, the by-law could be introduced across the region.

Watch: Scarborough's Minke in the drinky

Two whales have been spotted off the Scarborough coast.

The area once famous for its whaling fleet now boasts these glorious occasional sightings.

The minke whales are thought to be following mackerel shoals:

College that inflicted abuse to 'learn difficult lessons'

A North Yorkshire college at the centre of a child abuse case says it's "not afraid to learn difficult lessons" after pupils were abused over a 40-year period.

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Ampleforth in North Yorkshire "prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children", a new report says.

In a statement, the Roman Catholic school says it has publicly accepted responsibility for the "past failings", adding they apologise to those who suffered abuse.

"The Ampleforth of today has never been afraid to learn difficult lessons."

The report says both Ampleforth and Downside Abbey, near Radstock in Somerset attempted to cover up the allegations.

It went on to say many of the perpetrators did not hide their sexual interests from the children and pupils were often abused in front of each other.

Listen: 'Screams and silence' - Student's quake experience

A student from York has described the moment she was caught up in the earthquake in Indonesia which killed nearly 100 people and left at least 20,000 people homeless.

Katherine Trantor is now safely back home, but was just a few miles away from the epicentre of the 6.9 magnitude earthquake.

She says it was the "scariest thing" she's ever experienced:

Travel update: A61 to remain closed after crash

BBC News Travel

The A61 just north of Harewood looks set to remain closed for a while after a crash this morning.

It happened at about 10:10 and North Yorkshire Police's collision investigation unit is at the scene:

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Breaking'Appalling abuse' at North Yorkshire school - Inquiry

Two leading Roman Catholic schools "prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children", a report says.

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"Appalling" abuse was inflicted on pupils at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset over 40 years, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said.

But, the report said both institutions attempted to cover up the allegations.

Ten individuals, including monks, have been convicted or cautioned for abuse.

The report, based on evidence heard by the IICSA's investigation of the Roman Catholic Church and the English Benedictine Congregation, said, however, the true extent of the abuse is "likely to be considerably higher" than the number of convictions.

Travel update: Crash between motorcycle and lorry closes A61

BBC News Travel

The A61 is currently closed north of Harewood after a collision between a lorry and a motorcyclist.

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It happened at about 10:10 this morning, paramedics are at the scene and treating the motorcyclist.

Officers are asking drivers to find alternative routes as road closures are in place.

We'll bring you more as we get it.

Listen: Scarborough mothers say town's drug problem will kill

A group of mothers in Scarborough whose families' lives have been affected by drugs are urging the police to do more to tackle the growing problem of substance abuse in the resort.

North Yorkshire Police has made 58 drugs-related arrests in the area over the past four months.

The force says: "A lot of the police activity cracking down on drug dealing is done in plain clothes and a vast amount of work is going on behind the scenes."

But these women say more needs to be done:

Paul North is Director at Volteface, a drugs policy think tank.

He says the problem is made worse by "horrific" cuts to treatment services:

Rock fall tragedy on North Yorkshire coast

These are the latest pictures from the North Yorkshire seaside village of Staithes, where a nine-year-old girl was killed by a rock fall yesterday.

Staithes
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Emergency services were called to Seaton Garth in Staithes at about 16:20 yesterday to reports of a rock fall in which a child received serious head injuries.

The girl died at the scene, North Yorkshire Police said.

Staithes
BBC

A message on the Staithes Facebook page says: "The whole village is in shock after the tragic event.

"Everyone in the community, or connected with Staithes, are passing on their deepest condolences to the family," it adds.

Watch: Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A largely dry and hazy start, with the possibility of showers later, but there will still be plenty of sunshine.

Watch my full forecast here:

Listen: Beach tragedy - 'Whole village in shock'

An investigation is continuing in a North Yorkshire seaside village this morning after a nine-year-old girl died in a rock fall at a beach.

Police say she suffered serious head injures after a section of cliff collapsed in Staithes yesterday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses say the girl had been on holiday with her family and the incident happened at a spot where there are warning signs about the cliff.

A message on the Staithes Facebook page says: "The whole village is in shock after the tragic event.

"Everyone in the community, or connected with Staithes, are passing on their deepest condolences to the family," it adds.

The BBC's Adam Clarkson is in Staithes this morning:

Report on abuse at leading Catholic schools due out

A report from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse which is due to be published later is expected to severely criticise two private Catholic boarding schools, including one in Yorkshire.

Ampleforth sign
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The English Benedictine monasteries at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset - and their affiliated schools - have apologised for their past failings.

Lawyers representing former students allege the schools turned a blind eye to offending over many years.

Following several weeks of evidence hearings last year, the probe, led by Professor Alexis Jay, is expected to publish its findings at midday.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A largely dry and hazy start, with just the odd shower around at first.

By afternoon, further showers will build.

However, there will still be plenty of sunshine through to the evening and then a cool, often clear, night ahead.

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