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    Severe accident: A658 North Yorkshire both ways

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    A658 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from Rudding Lane to A658.

    A658 North Yorkshire - A658 in Follifoot closed and traffic congestion in both directions from the Rudding Lane junction to Buttersyke Bar, because of a serious accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: A64 North Yorkshire eastbound

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    A64 North Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from A659 to Colton Lane.

    A64 North Yorkshire - A64 in Tadcaster blocked and stationary traffic eastbound from the A659 junction to Bilbrough Top.

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

  3. Burglars beat pet dogs with golf club

    A pair of pet dogs were beaten with golf clubs by burglars who broke into a North Yorkshire home through the dog flap.

    Hector and Chika lying together

    Hector and Chika - a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Ridgeback cross - were attacked by thieves who tried to subdue them at the property in Copmanthorpe, near York.

    Hector, who was rescued from Cyprus where he was treated cruelly as a young dog, was left with a bump on his head and a coat smelling of pepper spray.

    Hector and Chika in matching coats

    Both of the dogs were traumatised and their owners are removing their dog flap, North Yorkshire Police is advising other people to do the same.

    Investigating officer Dave Pegg, said: "Our advice to anyone with a dog flap is to ensure it is not big enough to allow a human through it.

    "The owners in this case are removing theirs and urging others not to fit them."

    Hector and Chika running

    Golf clubs, jewellery and cash were stolen during the theft on 23 November.

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    Severe accident: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

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    A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J43 for M1 Interchange to J44 for York.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) northbound from J43 M1 Interchange to J44, York, because of an accident.

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

  5. Plaque unveiled to Tudor rebellion leader in York

    A plaque has being unveiled in York today, in memory of Robert Aske, the leader of the Pilgrimage of Grace, who came to a gruesome end.

    Clifford's Tower

    In 1536, rebellions took place in northern England against Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries after the King's split from the Roman Catholic church.

    On 13 October 30,000 Yorkshire people rebelled.

    Led by Robert Aske they went to York and reopened monasteries Henry had closed.

    Robert Aske was executed for treason on 12 July 1537.

    The plaque was unveiled on York's 13th Century Clifford’s Tower (pictured) by the Bishop of Middlesbrough.

  6. Bid backed for York to host Rugby World Cup

    A bid by York to be a host city for the Rugby League World Cup got the backing of councillors in the city last night.

    Community stadium

    They've agreed to contribute £200,000 to the cost of hosting the women's event in 2021 at the new 8,000-seat Community Stadium, which is due to open next year.

    The venue has suffered a number of delays since it was first proposed in 2009.

    It's now due to open next year and will be the home of York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club.

  7. Major York road closed after 'police incident'

    A police incident closed the busy A19 at York Designer Outlet earlier.

    A19 York

    Police at the scene were turning around motorists at the roundabout after a man was found in the middle of the road.

    Emergency services were called just after 11:00 to reports of the man in the carriageway.

    The man's injuries are not thought to be serious and the road is excepted to reopen shortly.

  8. Government intervention could end train strike action

    Gemma Dillon

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio York

    The Rail Minister and North Yorkshire MP, Andrew Jones, has said the government is offering to intervene in the ongoing dispute with rail-operator Northern about proposals for driver-only trains.

    Northern train

    An influential transport body became involved in the row between Northern and the RMT Union, earlier this week.

    Transport for the North said it didn't support removing what it calls the "second person" from trains.

    Now Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, has said the government will help with the financial implication of having a "second person" on board - a decision which could bring an end to strike action.

    Since the dispute began there have been 37 days of strike action over the introduction of driver-only operated trains.

  9. Row, row, row your boat, 3,000 miles down the stream

    Four fearless friends from North Yorkshire are setting off on a transatlantic challenge later.

    Map of Atlantic

    Fraser, Will, Glyn and Duncan, a Royal Engineer, an ex-Royal Marine, a civilian and a RAF Chief Technician, are also known as Team Row4Victory.

    They're flying out to the Canary Islands for the start of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2018.

    When they get there they'll get in a boat and start to row 3,000 miles to Antigua, in aid of the Royal British Legion and the Soldier-On charity.

    Fraser, Will, Glyn and Duncan

    The journey, known as the world’s toughest endurance race, could take between 35 and 70 days, with the team rowing two-hour shifts in pairs around the clock.

    In 2016 four women from York became the oldest all-female crew to complete the challenge.

    Yorkshire rows

    Just to add a little perspective, more people climb Mount Everest every year than have ever rowed across an ocean.

  10. Red kite and buzzard found shot in North Yorkshire

    Two more birds of prey have been found shot in North Yorkshire.

    Red kite and buzzard

    A large adult red kite was found dead by a member of the public near to Wath in Harrogate.

    In a separate incident an adult buzzard was found by a member of the public, injured but still alive, in Riccall near Selby.

    An examination of the red kite uncovered two pieces of shot lodged within the bird.

    Wildlife crime police officers say despite efforts to save the buzzard, due to the extensive injuries inflicted upon it, it had to be put to sleep.

    An inspection of the bird found the shot has shattered its collarbone, shoulder and humerus, leaving it in "significant pain," until it was euthanised.

    North Yorkshire has the highest number of attacks on raptors in the UK - between 2012 and 2016 there were 54 incidents reported in the county.

  11. Final day for pupils' written pleas to keep Christmas

    It's the final day for pupils at a school in North Yorkshire to argue their case to keep Christmas.


    Lady Lumley's School in Pickering, told pupils it plans to ban all Christmas activities.

    Students were told they must write to modern day Mrs Grinch, RE teacher Chris Paul, to argue their case for the baubles to be put back on the tree.

    "No cards, no parties, no gifts and no Christmas tree", Mrs Paul told pupils.

    The teacher challenged pupils to consider the true meaning of Christmas and come up with answers to persuade her to change her mind.

    Students had until today to state their case, "and then, just maybe, if the arguments are good enough, we might see fairy lights in Lady Lumley's once more", Mrs Paul added.

  12. Watch: Transformation of historic railway station approved

    A masterplan to revamp the front of York's historic railway station has been approved by senior councillors.

    The plan includes the demolition of a road bridge demolished, new taxi ranks, expanded car parks and a new pedestrianised square.

    More than 1,500 people responded to a consultation on the changes, including taxi companies, York Civic Trust and cycling groups.

    Here's how planners imagine it will look after the changes are made:

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    Video caption: If approved it's likely a planning application will be submitted soon.
  13. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

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    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J48 for A6055 to J49 for A168 Thirsk.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound from J48, A6055 (Boroughbridge) to J49, A168 (Thirsk), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) West Yorkshire southbound

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    A1(M) West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J45 for A659 to J44 for York.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A1(M) southbound from J45, A659 (Boston Spa) to J44, York, because of a broken down vehicle.

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