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  1. Death of York women no longer being treated as murder

    The death of a 25-year-old York woman is no longer being treated as a murder.

    Fourth Avenue

    The body of Claire Lucas was found on Fourth Avenue on Monday 2 July 2018.

    A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and he has now been released from police bail.

  2. Listen: £1 parking charge will 'drive tourists away'

    Businesses on the North Yorkshire coast say they fear plans to introduce car parking charges during the winter months could harm tourism.

    At the moment, council car parks in Scarborough and Filey are free from November to the end of February.

    However, the local authority wants to introduce a £1 charge, which it says will help fund a residents' discount parking scheme.

    Filey tourism board has also expressed concerns about the plans, with John Casey, from the board, saying a £1 charge will drive tourists away:

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    Video caption: Proposals are due to be discussed by senior councillors next week.

    The proposals are due to be discussed by senior councillors next week.

  3. North Yorkshire shops caught selling cigarettes to teens

    A third of shops checked by Trading Standards officers in North Yorkshire are failing to stick to the law banning the sale of cigarettes to children.


    North Yorkshire County Council's Trading Standards officers used an underage customer in a recent test purchase survey of 47 retailers - and, of those, 16 sold cigarettes to the 15-year-old.

    The volunteer child helpers who assist Trading Standards have a strict rules to follow in that they are instructed to tell the truth at all times and to provide identification showing their true age if requested.

    Councillor Andrew Lee said: "This is a reminder of the significant role local businesses play in protecting children's health by preventing them from accessing all forms of tobacco and nicotine."

  4. An offal spillage on the road?

    The A170 in North Yorkshire is currently closed in both directions at Sutton Bank near Thirsk.

    A lorry's shed its load of raw meat.

    Best avoiding the area if you can...

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  5. Multi-million pound plan to get biggest county online

    People living in more remote parts of North Yorkshire could be able to get online much quicker within a couple of years, according to new plans announced today.

    Broadband map

    The plans are the latest phase of a multi-million pound programme to connect thousands more homes and businesses in rural areas of the county to super-fast broadband for the first time.

    Maps have now been released detailing which properties will benefit, with engineers aiming to link over 14,000 firms and properties to high speed internet over the next three years.

    About 95% of properties in the county will have access to superfast broadband by the end of the work, according to North Yorkshire County Council.

  6. Watch: Friday's weather forecast

    A fine start, but it's expected to cloud over with some rain before getting brighter again later.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: A fine start, but it's likely to cloud over later before becoming brighter later.
  7. Crisis charity urges Yorkshire people to learn first aid

    Almost half of people in Yorkshire and the Humber region lack the skills to carry out first aid in an emergency, according to a new report.

    Resus dummy

    That's the conclusion of a British Red Cross study which found a "worrying lack of confidence", with 61% of people scared they'd make matters worse.

    The charity is urging people to learn how to deal with several situations, including a person choking or bleeding heavily.

  8. Yorkshire's weather forecast for Friday

    BBC Weather

    Following a mainly fine start, it's expected to cloud over with outbreaks of rain spreading southwards.

    It'll become drier and brighter later this afternoon with sunny spells.

    Tonight will be mainly dry with long clear spells:

    Weather graphic
  9. Have you seen this man?

    Police say they are growing "increasingly concerned" for the welfare of a man in his 50s who's gone missing from York.

    Stephen Johnson

    Stephen Johnson, 51, was last seen in the York area yesterday and has not been heard from since.

    He's thought to have connections to both York and Scarborough.

    When last seen he was wearing blue jeans and a black jacket, according to police.

    Anyone who has seen or heard from him is asked to contact police as a matter of urgency.

  10. Listen: Yorkshire MP calls for GCSE in farming

    A Yorkshire MP says he wants farming to be taught at school.

    Julian Sturdy, the Conservative MP for York Outer, is calling for a GCSE in the subject.

    Mr Sturdy says it would increase the pool of educated young workers for what he calls "the ageing farming sector".

    The MP says it's not enough to hope that farming skills are handed down within families:

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    Video caption: A Yorkshire MP says he wants farming to be taught at school.