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Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

However:

  • The 09:11 service from Leeds to Plymouth is running about 29 minutes late
  • The 09:11 service from Doncaster to Edinburgh is running about 26 minutes late
  • The 09:18 service from York to Newcastle is running about 12 minutes late
  • The 09:23 service from Wakefield Westgate to Plymouth is running about 29 minutes late
  • The 09:30 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 12 minutes late
  • The 09:38 service from Sheffield to Norwich is running about 11 minutes late
  • The 09:39 service from Leeds to Newcastle has been cancelled

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

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be dry and bright for much of the day with top temperatures up to 21C.

However, by the early evening we will see a band of rain working it's way east.

Overnight it'll be dry for a time before another band of rain pushes up from the south west, with some possible heavy and thundery showers in places.

Library goers asked to join impromptu choir

People are being encourages to sing in libraries in East Yorkshire this month.

A child with a book
Danny Lawson/PA Archive/PA Media

It's part of some experimental sessions called "cuppa and a choir" which have been organised by the council.

Participants will sing popular songs in an improvised choir.

Plans for 'world's largest' wind farm off Yorkshire coast

Plans have been announced to build three new giant wind farms off the Yorkshire coast.

Wind farm
BBC

The developers behind the Dogger Bank project claim it would be the world's biggest and produce enough electricity to power 4.5 million UK homes.

Work is expected to start in January and the first power could be produced in 2023.

Industry body RenewableUK said the investment could "support thousands of new jobs".

The project is located 80 miles (130km) off the East Yorkshire coast and consists of three sites, Creyke Beck A, Creyke Beck B and Teesside A.

The electricity will come ashore at sites in Teesside and Cottingham in East Yorkshire.

Energy firm SSE and its Norwegian partner Equinor said that about £9bn would be invested in the project.

In pictures: Last night's incredible sunset

BBC Weather Watchers

Did you see last night's sunset over Yorkshire? Here are a few of our favourite photos sent in to the BBC Weather Watchers website:

A sunset in Ampleforth
High Lions

The above photo shows a small plane in North Yorkshire. The photo was taken by user High Lions in Ampleforth.

Sue snapped the below picture at Rabbit Ings Country Park, in Barnsley.

Rabbit Ings Country Park
Sue

Lee Ward captured this amazing shot of the purple and orange sky looking towards Emley Moor.

Wakefield to Woolley
Lee Ward

The sun setting behind this power station off the River Ouse near Goole made for a great picture from Marv.

Goole
Marv

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Nichola Donnelly

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's another fine day today with plenty of sunshine and temperatures up to 21C in places, well above the average for this time of year.

Overnight it will stay dry with temperatures dropping to about 9C.

Man arrested after car boot drug find

Police stopped a car travelling towards Hull and found 6kg of suspected Class A drugs in the boot.

A number of packages said to contain drugs
Humberside Police

A 64-year-old Hull man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply.

The police were alerted to the car using Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras after the vehicle has previously been identified as acting suspiciously.

The driver was stopped on the A64 yesterday near Welton.

The suspected drugs, thought to have a street value of about £20,000, were seized by police.

A mobile phone and £200 in cash were also found.

Cemetery squirrels could be culled after eating tributes

Councillors are set to discuss controversial proposals to cull squirrels in Goole cemetery after complaints the animals have eaten floral tributes.

A sign telling people not to feed squirrels
BBC

Goole Town Council will discuss the matter at a meeting later today.

However, suggestions the animals should be culled have been met with wide spread opposition.

A petition opposing the proposal has been signed by more than 1,100 people.

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Nichola Donnelly

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's another dry day with some decent spells of sunshine for most and temperatures up to 21C in places.

Overnight it will remain clear and dry, meaning we're in for a chilly night with temperatures getting down to about 7C.

Watchdog: No police misconduct in death of missing teen

An independent watchdog has found that there was no police misconduct in a missing person investigation which ended in the death of a teenager.

Liam toner
Trinity Mirror

Liam Toner, 19, went missing after a night out in Cleethorpes on December 16 in 2017.

He was dropped off by a taxi driver in Holton-Le-Clay in Lincolnshire, but was found dead the next evening in a ditch between Holton-Le-Clay and his home in Ulceby, around 20 miles away.

The Independent Ofice for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation found that although Liam was reported missing at 08:50 of that day, police didn't begin investigating until after 17:00.

The IOPC has made recommendations for Lincolnshire and Humberside police forces to improve future cross-border missing persons investigations with improved communication.

Sea defence objection withdrawn

An objection from Natural England to a £5.5m sea defence scheme in East Yorkshire has been withdrawn.

Withernsea
Google

The Withernsea scheme was on hold as Natural England felt the proposed rock armour sea defences would cause environmental damage in the Humber estuary.

After discussions involving government officials and intense lobbying Natural England has dropped its objection.

The sea defences would protected homes, a holiday park and local roads from coastal erosion.

Caravan factory death: Worker 'hit by forklift truck'

A worker died when he was hit by a forklift truck at a caravan factory, an inquest has heard.

The Swift factory
BBC

Paul Heath, 64, died at the Swift Caravans site in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, on 17 October 2017.

Paramedic Richard Overton told Hull Coroner's Court Mr Heath was pinned under the vehicle's rear wheels when he arrived at about 10:00.

He died at the scene of "multiple traumatic injuries" and suffered severe head injuries, the hearing heard.

Mr Heath's widow Susan told the inquest jury her husband, of 40 years, was close to retiring when he died.

He had worked as a caravan finisher at Swift for 19 years.

The inquest is expected to last four days.

Flamborough whale 'thought to have died'

There are fears that a humpback whale, which was spotted off the East Yorkshire coast earlier this week, may has died.

A whale
Craig Thomas

Craig Thomas, from the Flamborough Bird Observatory, said he had seen the animal in the sea near Flamborough.

While humpbacks are known to visit the area they're not often seen and are rarely caught on camera.

A whale
Craig Thomas

It's now believed the whale has been washed up further along the east coast.

Inquest starts into factory worker forklift death

An inquest is due to start today into the death of a worker at a caravan factory in East Yorkshire two years ago.

Police at the gate of the caravan
BBC

Paul Heath, 64, died at Swift Caravans in Cottingham in October 2017.

He was fatally injured after an incident involving a forklift truck.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

However:

  • The 09:20 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running about eight minutes late

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

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It will be a fine and dry day though there may be a little bit of patchy cloud in places. Temperatures will get up to about 18C.

Overnight it will be clear and cool with temperatures around 7C.

Missing 12-year-old found 'safe and well'

A 12-year-old girl from East Yorkshire who was reported missing overnight has been found "safe and well", Humberside Police say.

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Prison could be run by private company

A private company could run the new Category C prison planned for Full Sutton, according to people objecting against the plans.

The plans for the prison
Ministry of Justice

The news came to light during a meeting last week involving the Ministry of Justice and campaigners.

No final decision has been taken.

Councillors controversially gave the go-ahead to the 1,400 capacity jail last week despite more than 2,800 objections.

Humberside Police objected fearing it would increase violent crime within the jail and raise demands on the force.

The existing HMP Full Sutton facility has a capacity for about 500 male inmates.

The new Category C prison is being built under plans to enable inmates to integrate back into the community ahead of their release.

Knife amnesty bins put in Yorkshire police stations

Knife bins are being put in police stations across our area this week.

Knife bin being emptied
BBC

The bins are part of Operation Sceptre, a week-long national campaign against knife crime.

North Yorkshire Police say they allow people to hand over weapons "safely and anonymously".

Det Supt Fran Naughton said: "Operation Sceptre provides an important opportunity to continue the conversation about knife crime, helping children and young people understand the dangers and potentially fatal consequences of carrying a knife, whilst providing support for them and their families.”

'Serious' crash blocks major East Yorkshire road

A "serious" crash on the A63 is causing a five-mile tailback as emergency services work at the scene.

The crash on the A63
Humberside Fire and Rescue

All three emergency services are attending the crash on the eastbound carriageway, with queues affecting traffic in Brough.

The fire service is asking people to expect delays and be patient.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

However:

  • the 09:05 service from Wakefield Westgate to Sheffield is running about six minutes late
  • the 09:54 service from York to Edinburgh is running about 16 minutes late

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

Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

After a chilly start the rest of the day will be fine and dry with temperatures up to 16C in places.

Overnight it will stay dry and settled.

Have you seen missing 12-year-old?

A 12-year-old girl has gone missing overnight from East Yorkshire, police say.

Tilly Thorpe
Humberside Police

Tilly Thorpe was last seen in the Winestead area, near Partrington, at about 21:00 last night.

She is described as 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with long brown hair.

Police say when last seen she was wearing black leggings and a hoodie.

Humberside Police is urging anyone who sees her to get in touch.

A&E asks people to stay away unless a 'genuine emergency'

Members of the public are being asked to stay away from A&E at Hull Royal Infirmary unless it is a genuine emergency, with the hospital saying it is facing "intense pressure" due to increased demand.

An A&E sign
Getty Images

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust say about 35 people have attended the department every hour since 10:00 this morning, many of whom could have been treated elsewhere.

Teresa Cope from the trust said: “We are seeing scores of people streaming through the doors of our Emergency Care Area, forcing us to move our doctors and nurses from other areas to cope with the demand.

“This increase in demand is not sustainable and we require people to think twice before coming here.

“If you come to Hull Royal with anything other than a genuine emergency, be prepared to wait hours and hours to be seen.”

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It will be a dry and fine day today with temperatures up to 18C in places.

This evening there will be clear skies and lots of sunshine and it should stay dry overnight.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

However:

  • The 08:52 service from York to Manchester Airport is running about eight minutes late
  • The 08:54 service from Sheffield to Plymouth is running about eight minutes late
  • the 08:56 from Doncaster to London Kings Cross is running about seven minutes late
  • The 09:02 service from Sheffield to Adwick has been cancelled

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

Bridlington beach becomes sand canvas for school pupils

School children in Bridlington have been attempting to help create the UK's longest sand drawing this morning.

A person doing a sand pattern
BBC

It's part of the Land, Sand and Stone Art Festival which aims to celebrate the creative possibilities of nature over the next three days.

Some of the art has already been started with children adding to it later.

The festival will also include Bridlington’s first ever stone stacking championships.

Campaigners consider next step as 'mega prison' approved

People who campaigned against plans to build a "mega prison" in Yorkshire are this morning considering what their next step will be.

Prison plans
Ministry of Justice

Yesterday planners approved the 1,440-inmate jail at Full Sutton in East Yorkshire, despite more than 2,800 objections, including from police.

The jail - where a Category C facility will be built alongside the current maximum security Category A and B wings - is part of government plans for 10,000 new prison places nationally.

Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer says: "It will create and support hundreds of jobs, during construction and afterwards, and will be a major boost to the local economy."

People living nearby say it's wrong place to put it and are disappointed with the decision.

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 09:03 service from York to Newcastle has been cancelled
  • the 09:35 service fro York to Reading has been cancelled
  • the 09:59 service from Doncaster to Reading had been cancelled

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

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There's going to plenty of sunshine around today with temperatures up to 19C in places.

Overnight it should stay dry with temperatures getting down to about 7C.

Police appeal after buzzard shot in East Yorkshire

A protected bird of prey has been injured after being shot in East Yorkshire.

The x-ray of a shot bird
Humberside Police

The buzzard was found injured on the B1246 between Kilnwick Percy Hill top and Warter village near Pocklington on 16 August.

Humberside Police believe it may have been shot earlier that day.

Vets later removed two shotgun pellets from its body.

The bird has since been nursed back to full health.

The buzzard
Humberside Police

Buzzards and other birds of prey are protected from persecution by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, making it an offence to intentionally kill or injure one.

Offenders face up to six months in jail or an unlimited fine.

'Thousands of drinkers harming own health' - Charity

More than 67,000 people living in East Yorkshire are drinking to the point that it's a risk to their health, according to a local charity.

A woman with a glass of wine
Peter Forest/Getty Images

Hull's Alcohol and Drug Service says not all alcoholics are "dishevelled and disruptive" and it's a problem that's affecting many "middle class" people.

The charity says it wants to change the perceptions of alcoholics to make it easier for people to realise they have a problem.

Planning permission granted for £200m tube train plant

Planning permission has been granted for a £200m train manufacturing site in Yorkshire which could create almost 1,000 jobs.

A planned factory in Goole
Siemens

The 67-acre Siemens facility at Goole, which has been approved by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will be used to build trains for the London Underground.

Siemens was awarded a £1.5bn contract in June to make 94 trains to run on the Piccadilly line from 2023.

tube train
Transport for London

Copter pilot's action avoids drone near-miss 'disaster'

A drone being flown within 3m of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) helicopter almost caused the "most unthinkable disaster", the charity has said.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The helicopter was returning to the YAA base at Nostell Air Support Unit near Wakefield at about 18:50 yesterday when the pilot had to avoid a "direct collision".

The drone was being flown at about 1,300ft, which is more than three times the legal limit for operators, according to the YAA.

Steve Waudby, YAA chief pilot, said: “We cannot stress enough the seriousness of what happened last night. The consequences don’t bear thinking about if a direct strike had occurred.

"Whether the operator is aware or not, they have put the lives of our crew in extreme danger."

YAA staff had spent most of yesterday working with the Civil Aviation Authority creating a drone awareness film, the charity added.

'Super prison' plans expected to get go-ahead

A new "super prison" for East Yorkshire is expected to be given the go-ahead later despite more than 2,500 people objecting to the plan.

The super prison
Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice wants to build a new £91m Category C jail capable of housing more than 1,400 male prisoners on land adjacent to the existing high-security prison in Full Sutton.

Many people living nearby say they're concerned about an increase in traffic.

Category C prisons are training and resettlement prisons, which allow inmates the opportunity to integrate back into the community on release.

The plans are due to go before East Riding of Yorkshire Council's planing committee this afternoon.

Woman dies after car and van collide in East Yorkshire

A woman has died in hospital after a head-on crash involving a car and a van in East Yorkshire yesterday morning.

B1248
Google

A silver Renault Clio and a Ford Transit van collided at about 07:30 on the B1248 Station Road between Lund and Bainton.

The woman, who was a passenger in the Clio, was taken to hospital but later died from her injuries.

The driver of the Clio, also a woman, suffered serious injuries, though they are not thought to be life-threatening.

Four men who were travelling in the van were not injured.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to get in touch with Humberside Police.

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There should be some decent sunny spells today for most of us though there may be a few showers on higher ground.

Temperatures could get up to about 23C in places:

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a very mild start to the day with a few outbreaks of rain in places.

This afternoon there could be one or two isolated showers but for most of us it'll be dry with temperatures up to 21C.