England, United Kingdom

Most Recent

  1. Police warnings over trick or treating

    We're being urged to stay safe this Halloween, and reminded the rule of six applies outside.

    Traditionally a time for trick or treating, this year families are being urged to find new ways to celebrate.

    View more on twitter
  2. Mobile Covid-19 testing sites around North Yorkshire

    Mobile testing units for people with symptoms of Covid-19 will be at several locations in North Yorkshire this week.

    Units will be in Selby, Harrogate, Skipton, Northallerton, Whitby, Sherburn in Elmet and Thornton le Dale.

    More information about the locations and times is available on the North Yorkshire County Council website.

    View more on twitter
  3. North Yorkshire Police in half-term travel warning

    Police in North Yorkshire have urged people from areas with the highest Covid-19 infection rates not to travel to the county in the October half-term.

    North Yorkshire Police car

    Officers are also asking parents to make sure they know where their children are during the break.

    The force said those in tier three areas such as South Yorkshire, Manchester and Lancashire should not travel for leisure reasons.

    Supt Mike Walker said they were asking for help in dealing with Covid-19.

    "North Yorkshire is notorious for providing a warm welcome to visitors," he said.

    "But at the moment, we would ask residents from tier three locations to please stay in their own area and help us with the containment of this virus."

    Officers said they had responded to several reports of young people being in breach of the "rule of six" in recent weeks, and that no enforcement action was needed.

    But with the half-term break approaching, they are highlighting the threat these types of gatherings pose to public health.

    Supt Walker said: "It's a trying time for everyone, including parents and children, but it's key that we remember the guidance and ensure that we don't have a momentary lapse in our resilience to beat this virus.

    "I would ask parents and carers to speak to their young people and remind them about the importance of following the guidance over the school holidays."

  4. Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

    Showers and cloud are likely for a time this afternoon, flowing in with brisk north-westerlies.

    The showers could be quite heavy. Drier and brighter conditions are expected to develop later.

    An isolated shower and patchy cloud will linger for a time, and may persist in some areas.

    Where skies clear, it will feel quite chilly as winds will ease overnight.

    Weather graphic
  5. Video content

    Video caption: Lady the cockerel's loud crowing isn't to everybody's taste in Robin Hood's Bay.

    Lady the cockerel's loud crowing isn't to everybody's taste in his Robin Hood's Bay home, but a new campaign shows he has plenty of fans too.

  6. Yorkshire businesses offer free meals for children

    Businesses in Yorkshire have been praised by footballer Marcus Rashford for offering free meals for children over the school holidays.

    A packed lunch

    England and Manchester United star Rashford has been campaigning to end child hunger.

    On Wednesday, MPs rejected a Labour motion to offer free school meals during holidays until Easter 2021.

    On Twitter, Rashford has been sharing Yorkshire businesses that are offering free meals, including fish and chip shops, pubs and restaurants.

    Pearsons Bar, in Hull, said it couldn't "stand idly by" while others struggle, so has offered packed lunches to people.

    Mumtaz in Leeds said their offer of food "might literally be a life saver" for some and encouraged other businesses to do something similar:

    View more on twitter
  7. Social distancing measures extended in North Yorkshire towns

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Social distancing measures in Harrogate and Knaresborough will remain in place for another three months – with some traffic cones being replaced with planters, it's been confirmed.

    Covid signs

    Parking suspensions and road closures introduced in the towns to give priority to pedestrians will be extended until 31 January, according to North Yorkshire County Council.

    Traffic cones along James Street and Albert Street in Harrogate will also be replaced with “much more attractive” planters, the council said.

    It comes after a planned trial to pedestrianise James Street was delayed after complaints from the town’s business sector.

    North Yorkshire County Council and Harrogate Borough Council had hoped to test out the idea this year – but have now pushed it back to 2021.

    The authorities said they had listened to feedback from businesses and will keep the current measures under review.

    Parking spaces between Princes Square and West Park on the A61 in Harrogate will also be reopened under the recently announced changes.

  8. £100,000 worth of cannabis seized

    A cannabis farm with a crop estimated to be worth about £100,000 has been found by police in Thornaby.

    Cleveland Police raided a property on Stirling Way on Wednesday morning.

    Cannabis plants

    Acting Sgt Mitch Baldwin said: “Today's warrant was a success and we have seized thousands of pounds worth of drugs from the streets of our communities.

    “The warrant was carried out as a result of intelligence received from the public and I would like to thank them for coming forward."

  9. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A windy start to the day, becoming cloudy with a few sunny spells and the chance of a few blustery showers.

    It'll be clear in the evening with increasing clouds overnight. A cooler night than the last few with light winds:

    Weather graphic
  10. Police dispersal order issued

    Cleveland Police has issued dispersal orders for two areas of Middlesbrough which came into force at 17:00 yesterday.

    The orders cover Thorntree Park and Trimdon Avenue Shops for 48 hours.

    A force spokeswoman said they were put in place to prevent antisocial behaviour and crime and give the police the power to disperse large groups of youths from the areas.

    "Anyone who does not comply or returns to the area within 48 hours can be arrested," the spokeswoman said.