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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J45 for A659 Wattlesyke to J46 for B1224 Racecourse Approach.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) northbound from J45, A659 (Boston Spa) to J46, B1224 (Wetherby), because of an accident involving a car.

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

  2. Defibrillator at a North Yorkshire school is damaged

    Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a defibrillator was damaged at a North Yorkshire school.

    The defibrillator and the man police want to speak to

    The defibrillator box near Romanby Primary School on The Close, Northallerton, was damaged at 01:00 on Sunday 24 March.

  3. Club pays tribute to former staff

    Sheffield United have paid tribute to a "much liked and respected member of the Bramall Lane staff" who has died.

    Kevin Randall, who was a former reserve team manager and head scout, also played for York City:

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  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J50 for A61 to J51 for A684 Leeming Bar.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) partially blocked and queuing traffic northbound from J50, A61 (Ripon) to J51, A684 (Leeming Bar), because of an accident.

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

  5. Five-vehicle crash causing delays near York

    There's been a crash involving five vehicles on the A64 in North Yorkshire.

    A64

    Police say it happened near Sand Hutton, just outside York, and involved nine people.

    There are no reports of any serious injuries.

    Drivers are being warned of long delays in both directions on the road.

  6. At the scene: Car hits house in North Yorkshire

    A road in North Yorkshire has reopened after a car hit a house.

    Scene of car crash

    It happened early this morning on the B1258 near the village of Ebberston, between Pickering and Scarborough, and involved a single vehicle.

    Officers say a silver Seat Ibiza, driven by a man in his 30s, with one male and two female passengers, hit a house.

    Scene of car crash

    The two female passengers were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, the male driver and male passenger were taken to Scarborough Hospital.

    The road was closed at 05:25 to allow emergency services to attend the scene.

    No-one in the house was injured.

  7. Brexit event in York to 'heal the local divide'

    An event is being held in York later to "help heal the divide that Brexit has created".

    Spark:York

    People of all ages are invited to "come together" for the Brexit surgery, which is being held at Spark:York from 18:00.

    The organisers ask attendees to "leave Leave/Remain at the door," and say all ideas from the event will be presented to the Labour MP for York Central Rachael Maskell.

  8. Four hurt as car hits house in North Yorkshire

    Four people have been hurt after the car they were travelling in hit a house between Pickering and Scarborough, police say.

    Police accident sign

    It happened early this morning on the B1258 near the village of Ebberston and involved a single vehicle.

    A silver Seat Ibiza, driven by a man in his 30s, with one male and two female passengers, hit a house, police say.

    The two female passengers were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious injuries and the male driver and male passenger were taken to Scarborough Hospital.

    The road was closed at 05:25 to allow emergency services to attend the scene.

    It's expected to be closed for the next couple of hours and police are advising motorists to avoid the area.

  9. New electric vehicle charging hubs to come to Yorkshire

    Two state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging forecourts are planned for Yorkshire as part of a £1bn national scheme.

    The forecourt

    One will be near Easingwold in North Yorkshire, with another in Bilton, East Yorkshire.

    The North Yorkshire site is close to the proposed 200-acre solar energy farm which is being built by the firm Gridserve.

    The company says it'll have dedicated areas for private cars and fleet vehicles like buses and lorries and that most charges will be done in less than half an hour.

    The firm says it hopes that vehicles will be charged using 100% solar energy.

    In a statement on Gridserve's website, the company says it hopes to make "electric vehicle charging as easy as using petrol stations".

  10. Drivers warned to avoid coastal road after serious crash

    A serious collision at Ebberston, near Pickering, in North Yorkshire has caused the closure of the B1258.

    Fire service crews are on the scene and there are delays on the approaches to both Ebberston and Snainton.

    Police are asking people to avoid the area for the time being:

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  11. Woman robbed of pension while standing in York bank queue

    A woman's had her pension stolen while waiting in a queue at a bank in York.

    Barclays on Parliament St

    Police say it happened at Barclays Bank, on Parliament Street, in the city centre last Thursday.

    As the woman waited in the queue to pay in her pension, a man took part of the cash from her and the ran out of the bank.

    The suspect is white and about 5ft 10ins tall.

    Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.

  12. Yorkshire's sunny Friday weather

    Today will be dry and mainly sunny and at times will feel warm.

    Tonight, it'll be dry and mainly clear, but patchy low cloud and mist may drift into the west at times, particularly later in the night:

    weather graphic
  13. Massive mural of rare egg-eating beetle set for York

    An artist is searching for a big space in the centre of York to paint a mural featuring a giant green beetle.

    Tansy

    The environmental charity New Networks for Nature says it's commissioned the giant artwork to "create a lasting legacy" after a major nature conference to be held in York later this year.

    The conference will feature writers, artists and musicians inspired by nature and advocates for wildlife, including Chris Packham, presenter of BBC Springwatch.

    But for the project to be approved the street artist ATM, who specialises in huge paintings of endangered specie, like the thrush pictured below, needs to find a big blank wall.

    Organiser Dr Amy-Jane Beer says what's needed is: "A bridge, warehouse, or something similar, which could provide a highly visible platform for the work."

    Mistle Thrush painting

    Until recently, the subject of the mural, the iridescent tansy beetle, faced extinction in the UK and York's flood-prone river banks were the only place in the country the species was known to survive.

    In 2015, a breeding programme was set up for the tansy, which only eats a specific kind of plant and has an unfortunate habit of eating its own eggs.

  14. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time.

    However:

    • The 07:03 Leeds to Nottingham service has been cancelled
    • The 07:17 Bradford Interchange to York service has been cancelled
    • The 07:30 York to Preston service has been cancelled
    • The 07:42 Leeds to York service has been cancelled
    • The 07:52 York to Preston service has been cancelled
    • The 08:03 Sheffield to Nottingham service has been cancelled

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

  15. Business leaders concerned over future of plan to dual A64

    North Yorkshire business leaders say they're concerned plans to dual the A64 might be shelved.

    A64 near Seamer

    It's after the Conservative MP for Thirsk and Malton, Kevin Hollinrake, said he's frustrated about possible delays and changes to the project.

    Local enterprise partnership chair, David Kerfoot said: "We have to hassle at the highest possible level to make sure this absolutely vital link happens."

  16. North Yorkshire villagers told to shut windows due to fire

    Villagers in Sutton-in-Craven have been told to keep their windows closed while the emergency services deal with a fire.

    North Yorkshire Police say they are currently on the scene of a fire on Mill Street with motorists told to avoid the area:

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