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    Severe disruption: A1(M) West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, from J43 for to J44 for A64 York.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - It's slow on A1(M) Aberford By Pass in both directions from J43 to J44, A64 (York), because of earlier horse.

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

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    Severe disruption: North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from Flowergate to Baxtergate.

    North Yorkshire - Brunswick Street in Whitby closed southbound from the Flowergate junction to the Baxtergate junction, because of water main work. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Ray Mears visits University of York's 'outdoor laboratory'

    Survival expert Ray Mears has visited an "outdoor laboratory" in York where people can experience what it's like to live on a prehistoric campsite.

    Ray Mears in York

    The site is located in woodland at the university, which is set to award the TV presenter an honorary degree this week.

    It lets students and researchers relive what it was like to craft bows and arrows, ritual headdresses and cook with traditional methods and pots, using the natural materials available to our ancestors.

    A traditional hut at the outdoor hut

    The team behind the York Experimental Archaeology Research (YEAR) centre say it "improves our knowledge of how past societies used to live".

    The TV presenter is to join the team in making and using a replica of a bow found at the internationally renowned Mesolithic site of Star Carr in North Yorkshire.

    Students at the outdoor lab

    He said Starr Carr was an "astonishing site" which provided "an amazing window on our hunter-gatherer past".

  4. Jail for arsonist who set himself on fire in Selby

    A man who set himself on fire during an arson attack on a fish and chip shop in Selby has been jailed.

    Lubos Filek

    Lubos Filek, 40, suffered burns to his hands and body after he smashed a window and poured petrol through the front door of Abbey Fisheries.

    York Crown Court heard the attack on 21 March caused £100,000 of damage.

    Filek, of Holmes Avenue, Selby was jailed for five years and eight months after he pleaded guilty to arson.

    He was also jailed for an additional four months for breaching a previous suspended sentence.

    North Yorkshire Police today released footage of the incident:

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    Video caption: Lubos Filek was set alight as fireball engulfed chip shop
  5. Whibty's swing bridge to close over the summer

    Whitby Swing Bridge is to be closed on safety grounds for a number of weekends throughout the school summer holidays, the council has confirmed.

    Whitby Swing Bridge

    For the past couple of years vehicles have been banned from driving on the bridge as thousands of people flock to the seaside town.

    For safety reasons the swing bridge will be closed to traffic as police try to keep pedestrians safe.

    The bridge will be closed between 10:30 and 18:30 on Saturdays and Sundays from tomorrow until 1 September.

  6. Police give extra powers to York's street rangers

    Private security staff have been granted legal powers by North Yorkshire Police and can now require people to reveal their name and address.

    A police officer with two street rangers

    Workers from Eboracum UK Ltd will also be able to stop cyclists riding on footpaths in York, as well as controlling traffic in certain circumstance.

    Police granted "more power to tackle antisocial behaviour" to eight members of staff who work as street rangers in the city.

    Supt Int Lindsey Robson said: "York is already a very safe place, and by granting street rangers selected powers we can keep the millions of people who visit the city centre every year even safer.”

    The street rangers will be able to require someone to give their name and address for road traffic offences, assault or criminal damage, or if they believe they are acting in an anti-social manner

    The option to delegate powers was first granted to police forces in 2002, although they do not include the power to make an arrest.

    The powers, which will be reviewed after 12 months, were granted by the chief constable who was "satisfied that they will be used appropriately and proportionally".

    Carl Nickson, managing director of Eboracum UK Ltd, said the new powers "further professionalises our partnership with the police".

  7. NHS design delay pushes back opening of York sport stadium

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Changes to the design of outpatient clinics at York's new sports stadium have added to delays to the project.

    York Community Stadum

    York Teaching Hospital is one of the main partners for the 8,000-seat community stadium, and will provide outpatient services at the complex.

    The NHS was supposed to provide design plans for their part of the project by May 2018 but the layouts were not received until last December according to a council report.

    The development has suffered a number of delays since it was first proposed in 2009.

    No fresh opening date for the venue has been revealed yet.

  8. Caravan comes detached from car and blocks railway in York

    A caravan blocked a railway line in York this morning after becoming detached from a car and rolling off the road at a level crossing.

    A caravan n the railway line

    The incident happened in York Road, Haxby earlier today, with the road closed to allow emergency services to attend.

    North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said no trains were involved and there were no injuries:

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    North Yorkshire Police said the caravan was removed at about 10:00 and the road has been re-opened.

  9. Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    There's gong to be some very heavy and persistent today with the chance of a few rumbles of thunder.

    Temperatures will reach 21C in places:

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    Video caption: Watch: Friday's weather forecast
  10. 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.

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

  11. WW1 conscientious objectors: Richmond Castle's history

    A new exhibition at Richmond Castle will shed fresh light on the lives of men who refused to fight in World War One.

    Conscientious objectors

    The castle served as a barracks and prison for conscientious objectors.

    The exhibition will reveal the names of 400 men who passed through, as well rare and unseen artefacts from the time.

    Researchers have searched thousands of military records to compile the list.

    According to English Heritage, who run the castle and museum, it is the most comprehensive list of Richmond conscientious objectors in existence.

    Richmond Castle
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    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J44 for A64 York.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane blocked on A1(M) Aberford By Pass southbound at J44, A64 (York), because of a car on fire. Traffic is coping well.

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