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  1. Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    BBC Weather

    Today, the low cloud, mist and fog will mostly clear away during the morning to reveal plenty of sunshine for the rest of the day. A few areas may see some lingering low cloud, however.

    This evening, there will be a few sunny spells, but low cloud along with mist and fog will push back in overnight. Just a chance of the odd break in the cloud to reveal a few clear spells.

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  2. Hundreds swim in Yorkshire reservoirs despite deaths

    Clive Settle

    BBC Radio Leeds News

    A total of 762 people have been seen swimming, or intending to swim, in Yorkshire Water's reservoirs in the space of just one week, the firm says.


    It comes days after four people, including a 15-year-old boy, died in the region's waterways during the recent hot weather.

    These figures relate to the period between 11 and 18 July and cover 14 of Yorkshire Water's 130 reservoirs. Some of those seen swimming were unaccompanied children, the firm says.

    Gaynor Craigie, head of land and property with the company, says, "We know the true number of people entering reservoirs across the region will be much greater.

    " We would urge people not to take risks by getting into the water for any reason."

  3. Australia and NZ World Cup move 'disappointing' - Hull FC

    Hull FC's owner says he's "disappointed" by Australia and New Zealand's decision to pull out of the Rugby League World Cup.

    Hull FC flag

    The decision was made due to "player welfare and safety concerns" related to Covid-19, with Australia previously due to play in Hull on 23 October.

    Adam Pearson, Hull FC owner, says: "They’re still talking about playing the World Cup without the two nations, but it’s a bit like playing the [football] World Cup without Brazil and France.

    “My preference would be to delay it until next year, but then we’ve got a clash with the football World Cup.”

    Mr Pearson says delaying the competition would enable the domestic rugby league season to catch up after several games were called off due to Covid.

  4. Motorcyclist killed in collision with two cars

    A motorcyclist has been killed after colliding with two cars in North Yorkshire, police say.

    B1222 between Sherburn-in-Elmet and Cawood

    The crash happened on the B1222 between Cawood and Sherburn-in-Elmet at about midday on Sunday when a black Suzuki Gsx 1300 motorcycle collided with a white Ford Fiesta and a grey Seat Leon travelling in the opposite direction.

    North Yorkshire Police say the motorcyclist, a 29-year-old man from Hull, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The force say the occupants of the other vehicles sustained minor injuries.

    Officers investigating the crash have appealed for witnesses or anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the vehicles involved to come forward

  5. Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup

    Australia and New Zealand have pulled out of the Rugby League World Cup because of "player welfare and safety concerns" related to Covid-19.


    The men's, women's and wheelchair events are scheduled to take place in England this autumn.

    The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) and New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) have asked organisers if it can be rescheduled for 2022.

    NZRL chief Greg Peters said it was "simply too unsafe" to take part.

    Australia had been due to play their first game against Fiji in Hull on 23 October.

    Fixtures are also due to be played in Doncaster, Huddersfield, Leeds, Sheffield and York.

  6. Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    BBC Weather

    This morning, any mist will quickly clear to leave a very warm and sunny day for many. There is a small risk of an isolated, but heavy shower in the afternoon. However, most areas will stay dry.

    After some evening sunshine, it will tend to cloud over from the east overnight. Mist and fog will begin to develop towards dawn. Remaining mild overnight.

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  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A165 East Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A165 East Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at Sherburn Street.

    A165 East Yorkshire - A165 Holderness Road in Hull blocked and queues in both directions at the Sherburn Street junction, because of an accident involving motorcyclist.

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

  8. Seaside poor health overlooked, warns Whitty

    A national strategy is needed to tackle poor health and lower life expectancy in seaside towns, a report from England's chief medical officer says.


    Chris Whitty says these places might have natural beauty but suffer from high rates of serious illnesses.

    Coastal towns have been "overlooked by governments" and had their "ill-health hidden", said Prof Whitty.

    The report calls for cross-government action to address overlapping issues such as bad housing and poor health.

  9. Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    In Yorkshire, any mist and fog will clear to the east to reveal sunshine for many. In the afternoon, a few isolated, but heavy and thundery showers are possible. However, many will remain dry and hot.

    Meanwhile, Lincolnshire is expected to see a fine and dry day for many with extensive sunshine throughout. It will be another hot day, and there is the chance of an isolated, thundery shower in the afternoon.

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  10. Police appeal for help to find stolen Shetland Pony

    Police are appealing for help to find a 33-year-old Shetland Pony after it was stolen from a field in East Yorkshire.

    Peter Pumpkin

    The pony, called Peter Pumpkin, was taken from the Neat Marsh Lane area of Preston at about 23:30 on Saturday, Humberside Police say.

    The force said the pony needs daily medication and is appealing for help to locate it.

    Sgt Julie Fenton said: “Peter is a much loved and adored pony who has been in his owners family for 31 years. Understandably, they have been left devastated by this incident.

    “They have been overwhelmed by the help and generosity of the public so far with searches and information, however we are continuing our appeal.

    “We are keen to trace the people responsible and reunite Peter with his rightful owners.”