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  1. Seal stranded on WWII pillbox rescued

    An injured grey seal left stranded on the top of a 10ft high World War Two pillbox on a beach has been rescued by the RSPCA in East Yorkshire.

    Stranded seal

    The incident at Fraisthorpe was called in by a concerned passerby, who reported that the seal was unable to get down on his own and had been stuck there for over 24 hours.

    The RSPCA was approached for help by Scarborough Sea Life Centre on Tuesday.

    Animal Collection Officer Leanne Honess-Heather Hone said: "The poor seal was clearly distressed and we could see he had injured his eye.

    "Because he had been stuck up there for 24 hours, and had been exposed to the strong sun throughout the heat of the day, he was very dehydrated.

    "Luckily we managed to get him down safely and he was soon on his way to Scarborough Sea Life Centre.

    "The seal's eye had sustained some trauma and was slightly infected, so he received some veterinary treatment."

    The seal was released back into the wild on Wednesday.

  2. Len Tingle placement remembers BBC Yorkshire politics editor

    An internship has been launched in memory of Len Tingle, BBC Yorkshire's former political editor.

    Len Tingle

    Tingle, from Cudworth near Barnsley, began his journalism career in 1981 and had been political editor for 17 years when he died of cancer in 2018 at the age of 63.

    The placement is open to students at seven Yorkshire universities that run a journalism degree.

    His widow Angela Tingle said journalism had been "a passion not a job".

    Tingle, who lived in the Huddersfield area for many years, was interested in journalism, Yorkshire and giving opportunities to young people from diverse backgrounds.

    The successful applicant will work in radio, television and online services while being mentored by BBC journalists.

    The seven universities are Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Leeds Trinity, Leeds, Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield and York St John.

  3. North Yorkshire diver wins bronze in Japan

    BBC Sport

    Jack Laugher, from North Yorkshire, and Dan Goodfellow have taken the men's synchronised 3m springboard bronze in Japan at the first World Series event of the year.

    Jack Laugher and Dan Goodfellow

    Laugher, from Ripon, has teamed up with Goodfellow after his usual partner, Chris Mears, made the decision to take a year out.

    They were second going into the final round, but Mexico's Jahir Ocampo and Rommel Pacheco won silver as China's Xie Siyi and Cao Yuan claimed the gold.

  4. Dash-cam appeal in hunt for missing 81-year-old

    Police searching for a missing 81-year-old man in North Yorkshire have issued an appeal for drivers with dash-cam footage of the road the man was last seen on to come forward.

    James Thomas

    Officers and family members say they're "extremely concerned" for the welfare of James Douglas Thomas, who has gone missing from Spofforth.

    Mr Thomas was last seen by his wife at 10:00 on Wednesday when he left home with the intention of getting a bus to either Harrogate or Wetherby.

    He's described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build, with balding grey hair and he was wearing a fawn jumper and a light-blue jacket.

    Officers are asking anyone who drove on the A61 Leeds Road between Harrogate and Harewood on Wednesday between 14:30 and 16:30 to check if they have footage which shows a man matching Mr Thomas' description.

  5. Decision day for multi-million pound gardens overhaul

    Campaigners who want to see the restoration of landmark pleasure gardens in a North Yorkshire seaside resort should find out later if their dream can become a reality.

    South Cliff gardens

    The South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough are on Historic England's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.

    South Cliff Gardens

    The gardens' supporters hope to secure a £4.5m lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, but it'll depend on Scarborough Council agreeing to put £1.5m towards the overall cost of the project.

    That's due to be put to a vote at a full council meeting later today.

  6. Disability dolls will 'help children form friendships'

    A York mum behind a global campaign which led to Barbie dolls with disabilites go on sale says the new toys will help children build better future friendships.

    Disabled dolls

    A campaign by Karen Newell, co-director of, which celebrates disability through arts and play, helped persuade brands like Mattel and Playmobil to produce toys representing people with disabilities.

    Her son, Freddie, is himself visually impaired.


    Ms Newell says: "What we want to do is represent children who are in wheelchairs, with life-long disabilities, so the wheelchair becomes part of their identity.

    "Playing with toys of either characters of colour or disability affects mainstream children's friendship choices positively, because they understand it more.

    "Parents are overjoyed toymakers are making a positive representation of disability, rather than some medical model of disability."

  7. Drivers warned to avoid area of 'serious collision'

    Police in Northallerton are warning drivers to avoid the A684 Winton Bank area after a "serious road collision.":

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  8. Watch: Friday's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A fairly dull start with plenty of cloud today along with some mist pockets of drizzle.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: A fairly dull start with plenty of cloud today along with some mist pockets of drizzle.
  9. Trains disruption to and from Hull

    A signalling problem is causing delays on trains travelling to and from Hull.

    Map of railways

    It's affecting Hull Trains services between Beverley, Hull and London Kings Cross.

    There are also delays for LNER passengers between Hull and London Kings Cross and on Northern services between Scarborough/Bridlington/Hull and Doncaster/Sheffield/Leeds.

    National Rail Enquries advises: "Trains to and from Hull may continue to be delayed by up to 40 minutes, cancelled or revised while the service returns to normal."

    It's anticipated "a good service" will be operating by 08:00, it adds.

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