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    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J52 for A6055 and J51 for A684 Leeming Bar.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound between J52, A6055 (Catterick) and J51, A684 (Leeming Bar), because of van fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. 'Behave responsibly' plea from ambulance service

    People are being asked to look out for each other and only call 999 in an emergency on the first weekend since restrictions started to ease for hospitality.

    A Yorkshire Ambulance

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) said it had received a spike in calls since Monday, with extra pressure on the service from 15:00 each day.

    An increase in assaults and other alcohol-related incidents were recorded, it added.

    Nick Smith, from YAS, asked the public to use the service wisely and said unnecessary calls could delay responses to those patients most in need of emergency help.

    He said: “We don’t want to spoil people’s enjoyment in being able to meet with family and friends outside after a long period of being confined to home, but we are appealing to people to look after each other and behave responsibly."

    Up to 3,000 calls a day are made to the ambulance service, increasing as restrictions start to ease across the country.

    Mr Smith added: “If someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, you should call 999 immediately. If not, please consider other options such as 111, nhs.uk, your GP or pharmacy.”

  3. Break-in at Scarborough Roman villa site

    The North Yorkshire site where a rare Roman villa was unearthed has been damaged in a break-in.

    Roman site in Scarborough

    The remains of the large "stately home" and bath house were found on a site in Eastfield in Scarborough.

    Historic England said the type of layout has "never been seen in Britain" and may be the first example "within the whole former Roman Empire".

    Overnight into Thursday 15 April, fencing at the site and the land itself was damaged during a break-in.

    North Yorkshire Police say they do not know if anything was stolen from the site but are investigating.

  4. Rapist who attacked 'sleeping women' has sentence doubled

    A man who raped two "defenceless" women in separate attacks while they slept has had his jail sentence extended.

    Dariush Behdarvandi-Aidi

    Dariush Behdarvandi-Aidi, 34, from York, was jailed for six years and 10 months in November at Leeds Crown Court for the attacks, which took place in 2017.

    He sexually assaulted then raped a "comatose" woman in April 2017, before raping a second woman eight months later, who woke during the attack.

    His sentence was increased to 14 years at the Court of Appeal on Thursday after it was referred to the court under the unduly lenient sentence scheme.

  5. Thursday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will start dry and sunny with some patchy cloud developing later, however, there will still be plenty of sunshine.

    The odd shower may drift in from the east during the afternoon.

    This evening, patchy cloud will tend to clear, leaving a dry night with lengthy clear spells.

    A few patches of mist or fog are likely to develop towards dawn.

    weather graphic
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J52 for A6055 to J51 for A684 Leeming Bar.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound from J52, A6055 (Catterick) to J51, A684 (Leeming Bar), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Wednesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Any patches of early morning mist or fog will lift to leave a mostly dry day with sunny spells.

    Some patchy cloud may develop later in the day, bringing the chance of the odd light shower.

    Tonight, any lingering showers will ease to leave a dry night with extensively clear skies throughout.

    Areas of mist or fog and a few showers may develop towards dawn.

    weather graphic
  8. Ambulance service sees spike in calls as venues reopen

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service had more calls than they expected after hospitality venues reopened for the first time since lockdown measures were imposed earlier this year.

    A Yorkshire Ambulance Service ambulance

    From yesterday, outdoor hospitality venues were allowed to reopen, along with non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers.

    The service said it attended 16 assault calls between 15:00 and midnight - an increase from seven calls during the same period on Sunday.

    Almost 2,900 emergency calls were received by the control room on Monday, it added, which was up 2.8% on their forecast.

    There was an increase in calls from 15:00, with a spike across the region at 20:00, a spokesperson said.

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