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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 on time.

However:

  • The 08:43 service from Doncaster to Leeds has been cancelled
  • The 08:47 service from York to Scarborough is running about 13 minutes late
  • The 08:48 service from Leeds to Sheffield is running about 10 minutes late
  • The 09:01 service from Doncaster to Sheffield has been cancelled
  • The 09:01 service from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds has been cancelled
  • The 09:05 service from Wakefield Westgate to Sheffield is running about eight minutes late
  • The 09:12 service from Bradford Interchange to Blackpool is running about six minutes late

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

Woman seriously injured in East Yorkshire crash

A woman has suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a crash in East Yorkshire involving what's believed to be a stolen car, police say.

A police jacket
BBC

It happened on the A63 near Welton at about 18:25 yesterday when a black Dacia Sandero was in collision with a silver MG ZT.

The MG is thought to have been stolen, police added.

A woman who was in the Dacia was left with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The 30-year-old driver of the MG suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of aggravated taking a vehicle without consent, driving while unfit through drink or drugs and dangerous driving.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward, especially people who may have seen the MG near the M18 just before the crash.

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 on time.

However:

  • The 08:31 Bradford Forster Square to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 09:00 Bradford Forster Square to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 09:14 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service has been cancelled

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

Special constables needed as numbers fall

More special constables are needed to join Humberside Police after the force said it had seen a drop in numbers over the last three years.

Police officers
Getty Images

Special constables are unpaid volunteers who have full police powers, uniforms and equipment.

Some of these trained volunteers have gone on to become full-time regular officers.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Anderson said: "We have been actively recruiting over the past two years and I do not think it will be any surprise that of the pool of people that have joined the regulars, a large number have come from the specials."

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

After a chilly start we're in for a mix of sunshine and showers, with temperatures getting up to 15C in places.

Overnight those showers will continue to move through, some of which could be quite heavy:

Hull Fair: Woman flung from ride 'lucky to be alive'

A woman who was catapulted from a fairground ride has said she is "lucky to be alive" and wants the attraction to be "scrapped".

Jade Harrison
HUDGELL SOLICITORS’

Jade Harrison, 21, suffered a broken jaw and facial injuries when she fell from the Airmaxx 360 ride at Hull Fair on 7 October.

She said she was angry after being "flown through the air like a ragdoll" yet fortunate she was not paralysed.

"I feel lucky to be alive, or to have come away from this without a brain or spinal injury which would have left me paralysed for life, so I do feel lucky in a way," she said.

"I think the ride should be scrapped, and if that happens then at least I've achieved something."

Airmaxx 360 ride at Hull Fair
BBC

Hull City Council and the Showman's Guild previously said they were fully cooperating with an investigation led by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Train operator Northern's franchise under scrutiny

Train operator Northern, which runs services across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, has been asked by the government to submit proposals suggesting how it can improve its service for passengers, or it faces being removed from the franchise.

Rail passengers
PA Media

During a Transport Committee session, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he had issued a “request for proposals” as Northern's service had been poor.

In a statement on Friday, Transport for the North said it believed the franchise should be taken into public hands, via what’s known as an Operator of Last Resort (OLR).

The OLR is, on behalf of the government, currently in charge of LNER, the East Coast Mainline intercity franchise.

Mr Shapps told MPs he has asked train operator Arriva and the OLR for a “list of proposals” because the franchise “cannot continue delivering in the current delivery method".

Cycle safety scheme to target motorists driving too close

Motorists in the Humber region who are caught driving too close to cyclists when they overtake are to be stopped by the police as part of a new initiative to improve road safety.

Cycling diagram
West Midlands Police

Operation Safe Pass has been launched by Humberside Police and Hull City Council to remind drivers to leave at least 1.5m between their vehicle and the cyclist.

A team of cyclists will use helmet-mounted cameras to catch motorists who get too close for comfort. They will then be pulled over further along the road and spoken to about their driving.

Cyclists are also being asked to stay at least 0.75m from the kerb to make them more visible.

The council said a similar scheme run by West Midlands Police has seen "a noticeable drop in cycle casualties".

Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A cloudy and mainly dry start, though rain already over western parts will soon move east to all areas.

Turning drier later this morning. This afternoon will then be dry with lengthy sunny spells.

Temperatures will hit a high of about 14C (57F) with a low of 6C (43F):

A weather graphic
BBC

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 on time.

However:

  • The 08:43 Doncaster to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 09:01 Wakefield Westgate to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 09:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled
  • The 09:58 Wakefield Westgate to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled

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

Welcome to Yorkshire had 'spend now, worry later' culture

The new chairman of Welcome to Yorkshire says the tourism agency previously operated under a culture of "spend now, worry about it later".

Peter Box
BBC

Peter Box released two reports this afternoon - one looking into the organisation's finances, and another at its future.

One, dated 29 August, said without a £500,000 loan from North Yorkshire County Council and another £1m investment "Welcome to Yorkshire will run out of cash by November at the latest".

The second revealed, among other matters, it spent £250,000 on its display at this year's Chelsea Flower Show - more than three times the £80,000 it had budgeted.

Former chief executive Sir Gary Verity resigned in March on health grounds, but later faced complaints about his behaviour and expenses.

It’s clear to me, from reading both reports that governance and strategic oversight of the operations have been largely absent. Financial planning was not robust enough which led to a culture of spend now, worry about it later."

Peter BoxWelcome to Yorkshire chairman

Yorkshire river £5m scheme to go back to the wild

What's thought to be the biggest river rewilding scheme in the north of England is under way on the River Derwent.

River Derwent at Elvington
BBC

The 100-mile long river, which flows from Fylingdales Moor on the North York Moors, to the River Ouse about 20 miles south of York, marks the boundary of the East Riding for more than 20 miles.

The Environment Agency's £5m programme will see weirs and locks modified so trout and salmon can migrate up the river more easily.

Non-native plants will also be removed in a bid to help stop riverbanks eroding.

The project is expected to take five years to complete.

Missing teenager found 'safe and well'

A 15-year-old boy who was reported missing from Driffield has been found "safe and well".

Humberside Police said Jack Naylor has now been located:

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Hull's new £12m innovation centre completed

Work on the University of Hull's new £12m green energy and clean business innovation centre has been completed.

The Aura building
The University of Hull

The centre of excellence, called "Aura", will focus on projects to help tackle climate change and address some of the challenges companies may face when becoming low-carbon.

The innovation centre will work with businesses to make a move to being low-carbon and help speed up the development of new renewable technology.

The centre, in Hessle, will be officially launched next year.

Richard Huckle: Police investigation continues

A police investigation is continuing at an East Yorkshire prison after one of the country's most prolific paedophiles was stabbed to death.

Richard Huckle
BBC

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, abused as many as 200 children while in Malaysia.

In 2016, he was given 22 life sentences after admitting 71 charges of sex abuse of children aged between six months and 12 years, between 2006 and 2014.

It is understood he was attacked on Sunday in his cell at Full Sutton Prison, near York, with what was described as a makeshift knife.

Police were called shortly after 12:30 and are treating his death as suspicious.

Boring machine finishes £100m Humber tunnel dig

A huge tunnel-boring machine which has just completed a groundbreaking £100m project under the Humber Estuary is on its way back to Germany.

The tunnel-boring machine
BBC

The machine, called Mary after a schoolgirl who won a competition to name it, is the size of 11 double-decker buses.

It's spent the last 18 months linking Goxhill on the south side of the Humber Estuary to Paull on the north bank.

The tunnel is 3.3 miles (5.4km) long.

It's the first time a tunnel has been constructed underneath the River Humber and will house a replacement gas pipeline.

Big fall in jobless total in Yorkshire and Humber

There's been a big fall in unemployment in the Yorkshire and Humber region, according to the latest statistics.

Job Centre Plus sign
PA Media

The number of people out of work in the region fell by 28,000 between June and August to 108,000, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Nationally, though, there's been an increase in unemployment, up by 22,000 to 1.31 million people currently out of work.

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Light rain this morning should gradually ease to leave a cloudy and dry day with some sunny spells.

This evening should continue dry with clearing skies.

Overnight it will cloud over, with outbreaks of rain pushing in from the west later in the night:

Weather graphic
BBC

Have you seen missing 15-year-old?

Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a 15-year-old boy who has been reported missing from East Yorkshire.

Jack Naylor
Humberside Police

Humberside Police say Jack Naylor (pictured) was last seen yesterday in the Driffield area.

He's described as about 5ft 9ins tall, slim with light brown hair.

The force say he was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, white t-shirt, blue joggers, and black trainers.

Anyone who sees him is being asked to contact police.

Watch: Monday's weather forecast for Yorkshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

After a chilly start we're going to see heavy and persistent rain pushing its way up from the south.

The MET Office has issued a yellow warning for rain.

Temperatures will get up to about 13C in places:

Truck driver dies after being crushed by metal structure

A truck driver has died after the load his lorry was carrying became loose and fell on him in East Yorkshire.

The M62 slip road
Google

The man had stopped his truck on the slip road of the M62 near Howden Spur yesterday to secure the large metal structure.

A crane was brought in to help attach the load but it became detached and fell on him, police say.

He later died of his injuries.

The police are working with the Health and Safety Executive to try and work out what happened.

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 on time.

However, a shortage of crews means train operator Northern will be running a reduced service on some routes today. Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

The Selby-Leeds, York-Doncaster and Leeds-Doncaster routes are among those expected to be affected, according to National Rail Enquiries.

Services have also been disrupted between Leeds and Doncaster/Sheffield due to an earlier incident. Trains are now returning to normal, but could be delayed up to about 08:30.

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

Missing teenage girl thought to be in Bridlington

A 14-year-old girl has gone missing in East Yorkshire, police say.

Simone Hughes
Humberside Police

Simone Hughes was last seen in Flamborough at 11:00 yesterday.

Officers say when last seen she was wearing a white padded jacket and pink trainers.

The teenager is described as 5ft 5ins tall with shoulder length straight blonde hair.

The Humberside force says it believes she may be in the Bridlington area.

Anyone who sees her is being asked to contact police.

CCTV appeal after woman injured in cycle collision

A CCTV image has been released by police in East Yorkshire after a 73-year-old woman was left with life-changing injuries following a collision with a cyclist.

CCTV image of Sewerby Cliffs incident
Humberside Police

Police believe the cyclist involved was also injured but failed to stop at the scene.

The incident happened on the coastal path in Sewerby, near Bridlington, at about 15:00 on 8 August.

Officers want anyone who recognises the man in the image, or the man himself, to get in touch.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

However, there may be disruption between Wakefield Westgate and Doncaster/Swinton following an "incident".

Delays are expected until at least 09:00, according to National Rail Inquiries.

Also:

  • The 08:43 Doncaster to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 09:01 Wakefield Westgate to Leeds service has been cancelled

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

Troubled Yorkshire tourism agency appoints new boss

A new chairman has been appointed to head Yorkshire's troubled tourism agency.

Peter Box
BBC

The leader of Wakefield Council Peter Box (pictured) will take over at Welcome to Yorkshire after local authorities agreed to inject £1m to keep the the organisation going.

Its former chief executive, Sir Gary Verity, resigned in March on health grounds, but later faced complaints about his behaviour and expenses.

Mr Box said he intended to make the agency "open and transparent".

"I'm going to try and make a difference," he said.

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 on time.

However:

  • The 08:31 Bradford Forster Square to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 08:48 Leeds to Hull service has been cancelled

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

'Leaves on the line' face a chilly reception

A blast of dry ice could be the solution to the bane of all rail commuters' lives - the infamous problem of "leaves on the line", according to researchers in South Yorkshire.

A train blasting dry ice
Network Rail

Every autumn, thousands of tonnes of leaves drop onto Britain's railways tracks which can make the rails slippy and dangerous, according to Network Rail.

Currently, sand is sprayed by trains onto the track to improve grip, but research by the University of Sheffield shows that dry ice could be a better answer.

Sprayed onto the tracks, dry ice leaves behind no residue and improves traction between the wheel and rail.

Trials are currently taking place across the UK.

Police warned about mental health response changes

Humberside Police is being warned against cutting back its response to people with mental health problems.

A person with their head in their hands
Getty Images

From next January, the force plans to reduce support to organisations like the ambulance service and hospitals dealing with people in mental health crisis, according to East Riding councillor Vanessa Walker.

Humberside Police says it would never make a decision which would put people in danger.

In a statement, the force said: “The skills and support that vulnerable people who are in crisis need are often not those of a police officer.

"We feel it is imperative that partners from policing, social care, mental health and other agencies each have a role to play."

Yorkshire's weather: Mostly bright and breezy

BBC Weather

A sunny start for all today but a band of heavy, blustery and locally thundery showers will move in from the west, as winds strengthen.

The top temperature will be about 15C (59F).

Most of the showers will move away to the east by this evening, leaving tonight mainly dry and clear, though still relatively breezy:

Weather graphic
BBC

Leaders back Welcome to Yorkshire with £1m funding

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A panel of council leaders has agreed to continue to fund Welcome to Yorkshire (WtY) with £1m of public money, despite its recent problems.

Former Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity
Anna Gowthorpe/Press Association

The tourism agency has struggled financially since the resignation of chief executive Sir Gary Verity in March and the subsequent investigations into the company.

The meeting heard that a “managed closedown” of WtY would cost even more than helping to keep it going and new agency would need to be set up in its place.

East Yorkshire fatal crash victim named

A man who died following a motorbike crash in East Yorkshire last week has been named as 23-year-old Matthew Stead.

Matthew Stead
Humberside Police

He was travelling on the A614 near Kirkburn at about 20:35 on Friday when he collided with a kerb and left the road.

He suffered fatal injuries, police say.

Anybody who saw the crash is being asked to get in touch with police.

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 on time.

However:

  • The 09:18 Leeds to Sheffield via Barnsley service has been cancelled
  • The 09:40 Hull to Manchester Piccadilly service has been cancelled

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

Cave and fell rescue team upgrades to new radio network

The rescue volunteers who cover both the caves beneath the eastern edge of Cumbria and the Pennine fells above, have taken on a new digital communications network.

Mike Bottomley of CRO with new handset
YDNPA

The new system was put together with the help of a £7,500 grant from the sustainable development fund run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was set up to help people in trouble in the labyrinth on caves in the limestone hills around the borders of Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire, but it also deals with people in trouble on the fells above.

All aboard the free 'Brid Bus'

Holidaymakers can get a free bus to an East Yorkshire seaside resort today in a bid to boost out-of-season tourism.

Bridlington
Getty Images

Businesses in Bridlington are paying for the coach from Sheffield to the town.

Up to 48 people will get the free travel if they have already booked accommodation in Bridlington.

If successful, it is hoped the Brid Bus service will also run from other cities and towns.

It leaves Sheffield at 18:00 today and returns on Sunday afternoon.

Missing 13-year-old girl found

A 13-year-old girl who was reported missing from Bridlington has been found "safe and well" say police:

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Search continues for missing East Yorkshire girl

Police have issued a fresh appeal for help finding a missing teenager from East Yorkshire who was last seen earlier this week.

Faith Doherty
Humberside Police

Police say 13-year-old Faith Doherty is still missing.

Faith, who is described as 5ft tall with brown hair, was last seen with another girl in Bridlington on Tuesday.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is being asked to contact Humberside Police.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A cool but dry start to the day with some hazy sunshine.

It'll turn cloudier this afternoon and getting windier, with rain expected this evening and tonight.

The top temperature will be about 11C (52F):

A weather graphic
BBC

Check your Yorkshire train journey

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

However:

  • The 08:26 Doncaster to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 08:47 York to Burley Park service has been cancelled
  • The 08:56 Wakefield Westgate to Leeds service has been cancelled

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