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    Severe accident: A59 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A59 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from Hamilton Drive East to B1224 Acomb Road.

    A59 North Yorkshire - A59 Poppleton Road in York closed in both directions from the Hamilton Drive East junction to the B1224 Acomb Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

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    Severe accident: B1264 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    B1264 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from Low Worsall to Low Worsall.

    B1264 North Yorkshire - B1264 in Low Worsall closed and heavy traffic from the Low Worsall junction to the Low Worsall junction, because of a serious accident.

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

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    Video caption: Scientists in Scarborough are harvesting seaweed to make biodegradable plastic.
  4. Scientists harvest seaweed in Yorkshire

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    Video caption: Scientists in Scarborough are harvesting seaweed to make biodegradable plastic.
  5. Bedale gin distillery back up and running after fire

    A gin distillery in North Yorkshire is already back up and running after being devastated by a fire earlier this week.

    Mason's Gin says its been contacted by dozens of local firms offering office space and even machinery to help distill their gin in other locations.

    Co-founder Cathy Mason said: "We've been incredibly pleased with the response and kindness of everybody in the industry and the entire food production business in Yorkshire as well."

    This video shows fire crews tackling the blaze in Akiskew, Bedale, on Tuesday:

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    Video caption: Fire crews tackle blaze at Yorkshire gin distillery.
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    Video caption: The toad patrol in Osmotherley move the amphibians to safety.
  7. Police 'increasingly concerned' about missing York man

    Police are becoming "increasingly concerned" about a York man who went missing from his home last week.

    Lee Evennett

    Lee Evennett, 48, who lives in the Walmgate area, was last spoken to on Monday 25 March and was reported missing on Friday 29 March.

    Anyone who has seen him is asked to contact officers who are concerned about his safety and welfare "due to the passage of time".

  8. Knifepoint robbery at Harrogate petrol station

    A masked man, armed with a knife, has robbed a petrol station in Harrogate.

    Esso garage

    Police say it happened at the Skipton Road Esso garage at 03:45 this morning.

    A man carrying a knife approached the cashier and demanded cash and cigarettes.

    He left with a small amount of money and tobacco products and was last seen heading in the direction of Majestic Wine, opposite the petrol station.

    Forensic tests have been carried out and police say they are currently investigating a number of leads, including CCTV footage from the area.

  9. Teenagers arrested after attempted knife-point robbery

    Two teenagers have been arrested after a knife-point attempted robbery at a North Yorkshire post office.

    Embsay post office

    Police say it happened at about 17:00 on Monday at Embsay, near Skipton, in the Yorkshire Dales.

    Two people wearing balaclavas entered the shop armed with a knife.

    Officers say they were told to get out, ran off empty-handed, and drove away.

    In the early hours of Wednesday police arrested an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy in the Keighley area, both on suspicion of attempted robbery.

  10. The 'current' situation on York's electric cars

    The number of electric and hybrid vehicles registered in York has been revealed - there were 342 electric or hybrid cars in the city at the end of 2018.

    Electric charge point

    The figures also show there are currently only 40 charging points across York, with the council's plans for two new fast charging hyper hubs set to boost the numbers.

    Last week it was announced East Yorkshire will be among the first to get an electric car charging forecourt.

    The one in Bilton will have 24 bays and allow drivers to charge up in less than half an hour.

    A "patchy" network of charging points is discouraging UK drivers from embracing electric cars, analysis suggests.

    Dr Stephen Hall has been researching electric vehicles at Leeds University.

    He says: "The real issue is, if you're going to put a charge point in, you want to charge a big battery quickly, which means you have to spend quite a lot of money upgrading a local grid and the charge points are quite expensive.

    "And because electricity is so cheap, it's really difficult to get your money back from putting a charge point in."

  11. Pregnant sheep shot in Yorkshire Dales

    A sheep was killed along with her unborn lambs after being shot in Kirkby Malham.

    The incident happened in a field near to an area known as Acraplatts between 22:00 on 1 April and 10:00 on 2 April.

    The sheep was with the rest of its flock.

    Police are keen to hear from anyone with information.

  12. Currency exchanges on alert as Indian rupee stolen in York

    Staff at banks and currency exchanges have been asked to be on the alert after 20,000 Indian rupees were stolen from a property in York.

    Indian rupees

    Police want to hear from anyone who may have converted the stolen banknotes, which were taken during a break-in on Farrar Street.

    The foreign currency, worth about £200, was stolen between 15:30 and 22:30 on Thursday 28 March.

  13. Call for judicial review into closure of hospital A&E

    Campaigners opposed to the downgrading of the A&E unit at a hospital in North Yorkshire will hold a public meeting tonight.


    The unit at Northallerton's Friarage Hospital was temporarily downgraded last month because of a shortage of doctors, meaning some patients would have to travel to Middlesborough for treatment.

    The leader of Hambleton District Council said the eventual permanent closure of the unit felt "inevitable".

    But the hospital said the vast majority of services will be unchanged.

    Campaigners are now seeking a judicial review into the decision.

  14. Man wanted in connection with York sex attack arrested

    Police hunting a man wanted in connection with a sex attack in York has handed himself into police.

    Mohammed Ali went into Fulford Road Police Station in the city and has been arrested.

    Officers say he remains in custody at this time.

  15. Hull residents advised to look for lung cancer symptoms

    A campaign's started in Hull asking people to look and listen out for signs that someone might have the symptoms of lung cancer.

    Lung graphic

    Led by Hull York Medical School it encourages people to look and listen out for signs that someone is struggling to breath, or has a cough that doesn't go away.

    It's been funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research and is part of a larger investment of almost £5m in Hull York Medical School, to tackle inequalities of the disease in and around the city.

    Professor Una Macleod from the school says: "There's a large amount of lung cancer in Hull and chest disease, so it is an area which would benefit from people attending a doctor with their symptoms.

    "That's the focus of the campaign, to encourage people with any change in chest symptoms to see their GP."

  16. Minister says seaweed farm will regenerate Yorkshire coast

    The Northern Powerhouse Minister says he wants to see more projects like England's first commercial seaweed hatchery, which is being set up on the Yorkshire coast.


    Last month the Scarborough firm, Seagrown, was awarded £472,000 to establish the hatchery from the government's Coastal Communities Fund.

    It's hoped it'll harvest its first crop from the North Sea within a year.

    Government Minister Jake Berry believes new industries like this will help re-generate the coastline.

    He says: "I suppose it's a bit like a plant nursery for seaweed, that's going into the pharmaceutical industry, that's making things like cosmetics and that's part of those new industries we want to see the Coastal Community Fund create around our coast.

    "It's not just about the bucket and spade holiday, it's about creating long-term sustainable jobs all year round for people living on the coast."

  17. Yorkshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    Today should be dry with sunny spells for most of the day and feeling warmer than recent days.

    Tonight will start dry with clear spells, followed by misty low cloud which could produce some light rain or drizzle.

    Weather graphic
  18. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

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

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