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  1. Life at the top: Peregrine falcon viewpoint to open

    Living in high-rise accommodation isn't for everybody, but falcons seem to quite enjoy it on cliffs at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales.


    And from this week a viewpoint is opening at Malham Cove for people so you can watch the peregrine falcons up close.

    It will open between 10:30 and 16:30 five days a week, from Thursday to Monday until 30 July.

    RSPB area manager Anthony Hills said: “The fastest animal on the planet, the peregrines, are incredible to watch.

    "It's like a soap opera watching them raise their family."

    At least 61 young have been raised at Malham since the first peregrine pair nested there in 1993.

  2. Clearing the air: Hospital stubs out smoking

    A complete smoking ban comes into force today at a North Yorkshire hospital and will mean smoking will be prohibited across the hospital site.

    Friarage Hospital

    The South Tees Hospitals Trust has signed a national pledge to make the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton completely smoke-free.

    It's rebranded the main entrances with its Time to Clear the Air message, trained 60 smokefree champions, and is providing on site stop smoking support for staff.

    Kay Branch the trust's midwife consultant for public health says: "We'll have help from security and staff will be trained in how to have conversations with people, but we really need public support to help us to do this."

    campaign poster

    The trust says: "Every week our doctors and nurses see the impact of smoking as they treat patients with conditions such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease and stroke.

    "As part of the smoke-free pledge we'll be providing nicotine replacement therapy to smokers who have to stay in hospital overnight."

    It says it will also offer advice on how to stop smoking to all patients attending clinics and will advise those wanting to quit on where to find help.

  3. Yorkshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    A chilly start to the day, but this morning will be dry and settled with spells of sunshine.

    It should remain fine in to this afternoon with further periods of sunshine.

    Tonight it will be dry at first with clear spells, followed by some showery rain.

    Weather graphic
  4. 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:

  5. Chief whip attacks cabinet's post-election strategy

    The government should have made clear after the 2017 election that it would "inevitably" have to accept a softer Brexit, the Tory chief whip and North Yorkshire MP has said.

    Julian Smith

    In a BBC documentary, the MP for Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith, is also strongly critical of the cabinet's behaviour and lack of discipline.

    It is unprecedented for a chief whip to publicly attack his own government and comes as the cabinet is deeply split over whether to move to a softer deal.

    MPs hold further indicative votes later on options to resolve the deadlock.

    A customs union with the EU is thought to be the most popular of the ideas under consideration.

    In interviews for The Brexit Storm, Mr Smith who, as chief whip, is responsible for maintaining discipline within the Conservative Party, accused ministers of trying to undermine the prime minister.

    Although European leaders agreed a withdrawal deal with Mrs May, Parliament has rejected it three times.

  6. Parents hope at painkiller classification change

    The parents of a woman from Scarborough who died after overdosing on the prescription medicine pregabalin, say the decision to make it a class C drug could save lives.

    Sarah Jolly

    Chris and Viv Jolly's daughter, Sarah (pictured) died after taking the drug, which was prescribed to relieve her back pain.

    The reclassification of pregabalin - prescribed to treat nerve pain, epilepsy and anxiety - as a class C drug, was announced in October after a spike in deaths.

    Mrs Jolly said: "It's too late for our daughter, but hopefully it will help someone else."

    The change, brought in on the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, means that from today it will be illegal to possess pregabalin and gabapentin without a prescription, and it will be illegal to supply or sell the drugs to others.