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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A171 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A171 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between A174 and Little Moor Close.

    A171 North Yorkshire - A171 West Lane blocked in both directions between the A174 junction in Whitby and the Little Moor Close junction in Cloughton, because of snow.

    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, at J52 for A6055.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane blocked on A1(M) northbound at J52, A6055 (Catterick), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J56 for B6275 Hang Bank to J53 for A66.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound from J56, B6275 (Barton) to J53, A66 (Scotch Corner), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A168 North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A168 North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from A167 Dishforth Road to A1.

    A168 North Yorkshire - A168 in Asenby closed southbound from the A167 Dishforth Road junction to the A1(M) J49 (Thirsk junction, because of a lorry fire.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J46 for B1224 Racecourse Approach to J48 for A6055.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) closed and queuing traffic northbound from J46, B1224 (Wetherby) to J48, A6055 (Boroughbridge), because of a multi-vehicle accident and debris on the road. Diversion in operation - via the A168.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A168 North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A168 North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at A19 York Road.

    A168 North Yorkshire - A168 in Thirsk closed and heavy traffic southbound at the A19 York Road junction, because of a lorry fire.

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

  7. Yorkshire Air Ambulance puts out call for new pilot

    Yorkshire Air Ambulance is looking for a new pilot and anyone with "relevant experience" is being invited to apply.

    The life-saving charity is looking for a new line flyer to work from its base at RAF Topcliffe in Thirsk:

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  8. Driver fell asleep at wheel and killed grandmother on A64

    A driver has been jailed after falling asleep at the wheel and killing a grandmother on the A64 near Malton.

    Jackie Lamb

    Eric John Williams was on a caravan holiday with his family in Scarborough when he fell asleep, failing to take a bend in the road.

    The 77-year-old, from Smithy Parade in Dewsbury, veered into the opposite carriageway, colliding with two cars, one driven by Jackie Lamb (pictured).

    The 70-year-old, from Settrington, near Malton, was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision in July 2017.

    Williams appeared at York Crown Court where he was sentenced to 20 months for causing death by dangerous driving.

    He was also banned from driving for three years and 10 months and ordered to do an extended driving test.

  9. In pictures: The snowdown from Wensleydale

    A bus driver has been snappy-happy in the snow in North Yorkshire this morning.

    REDMIRE

    Andy Worboys, who drives the Little White Bus in Wensleydale, took these shots at about 07:00 between Bainbridge and Hawes.

    BAINBRIDGE AND HAWES

    He also captured a rather snowy-scened Redmire at about 09:00.

    Keep sending your pictures in...

    REDMIRE
  10. Watch: Snow-loving spaniel slips and slides in York

    This dog can't get enough of the snow in North Yorkshire today...

    Bonny the golden cocker spaniel was filmed rolling around in the snow this morning.

    She was caught on camera slipping and sliding about in the village of Bishopthorpe, near York:

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    Video caption: Bonny, the cocker spaniel, has been slipping and sliding in snow in York.
  11. Norovirus comes to Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals

    Hospital wards in Scarborough and Bridlington have been affected by norovirus and this comes after an outbreak of the so-called "winter vomiting bug" in York.

    Scarborough District Hospital

    The NHS has asked members of the public to "think twice" before visiting their loved ones in hospital and to stay away if ill.

    Earlier this week, York Hospital placed restrictions on visitors, with wards closed to stop the spread of norovirus.

  12. Police object to bar's licence over number of call-outs

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A York nightspot, named in honour of an iconic indie band, could close for good because police have objected to an application for a new licence saying officers were called out there 51 times last year.

    Stone Roses Bar

    Police say last year there was was a 34% rise calls to incidents at Stone Roses Bar, including violence, anti-social behaviour and thefts.

    The bar, on King Street, has asked for a licence to play live music, sell alcohol and open from 11:00 to 02:30, seven days a week, after the premises' previous one lapsed.

    The bar, which is currently shut "due to unforeseen circumstances", has started a petition, saying it is at risk of closing for good, and more than 6,000 people have already signed it.

    The application will be considered by members of the licensing committee at a hearing on 7 February.

  13. North Yorkshire Police fly rainbow flags for LGBT history

    Rainbow flags are flying in front of North Yorkshire Police buildings for this year's LGBT History Month.

    North Yorkshire Police said it was celebrating the "lives and achievements of LGBT people through history" and posted a picture of one of the flags on Twitter:

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  14. £9m water park loan is safeguarded - Finance boss

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Scarborough council's finance director says "checks and balances" are in place to safeguard its £9m investment in the town's water park.

    Alpamare water park

    Nick Edwards has told councillors there are options open to the council which include taking possession of the North Bay attraction.

    It comes after the operator of the £14m facility, Alpamare UK, secured a company voluntary arrangement earlier this month to stave off a winding-up petition brought by British Gas over an unpaid bill of approximately £700,000.

    The firm said at the time that was fairly common when a company has debts but is still "a viable business".

    The firm said it will still go ahead with plans to open a new spa and it's looked at the way it runs the business to better suit varying customer demand throughout the year.

    Scarborough Borough Council gave a £9m loan to the developer of the water park, Benchmark Leisure, and there were some concerns from councillors and residents that repayments would be in jeopardy.

  15. 'Ice pancakes' form on North Yorkshire river

    The chilly weather hasn't just created snow and ice on pavements and roads.

    Rivers in North Yorkshire have been affected:

    Ice pancakes

    Tom Kolour took these pictures on the River Swale in Richmond.

    He said: "I've lived in Richmond since leaving the Army in 1976 and no-one I know has ever seen them before."

    Ice pancakes

    The Met Office says "ice pancakes" are a relatively rare phenomenon that tends to occur in very cold oceans and lakes.

    They are most frequently seen in the Baltic Sea and around Antarctica, but also form relatively frequently on the Great Lakes of the United States and Canada.

    A spokesman said: "They are believed to form when foam on a river begins to freeze which begin to join together as they're sucked into an eddy [a swirling current of water] and form into a circular shape as a result.

    "As other bits of frozen foam and ice hit the forming disc they freeze to it and increase its size."

  16. Emergency service costs could go up in North Yorkshire

    North Yorkshire's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has put forward a proposal to increase the amount people pay for services in the next financial year.

    Julia Mulligan

    Julia Mulligan described the move as a "difficult decision", ith the proposal due to go before a panel for approval next week.

    She is proposing an increase of more than 10% for the police precept and almost 3% for the fire service.

    This works out as an average of about £24 a year, the highest amount she's allowed to ask for without holding a referendum.

    She says the additional money for the police will be used to increase the number of officers by at least 50, alongside more PCSOs and new public safety officers.

    it follows an announcement that some back office police and fire staff supporting the commissioner are to come together as one team from April.