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  10. Updates on Thursday 11 May 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Automatic car warning after Skipton bank crash

    Drivers of automatic cars are being waarned to make sure they're in the right gear before putting their foot down after a crash in Skipton.

    A damaged car in Skipton

    PCSO Gillian Seed shared a photograph on Twitter of the car on a pavement outside the Skipton Building Society, on the town's Main Street, with damage to its front bumper.

    She said: "When you drive an automatic, please be aware of your pedals and what you place the gear stick in."

  2. Watch: Thursday's weather forecast

    Georgina Burnett

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Dry with clear periods at first but cloudy later, with rain in places.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: Dry with clear periods at first but cloudy later, with rain in places.
  3. Police 'called out to 81 weather incidents in four hours'

    Over 80 weather-related problems were reported on North Yorkshire's roads in just four hours yesterday as a result of the windy conditions, police say.

    Car crashed into tree

    Between 12:00 and 16:00 on Wednesday, North Yorkshire Police officers were called to a total of 81 incidents, including fallen trees and signs, roofs being blown off and damaged power cables.

    This morning, a number of areas in the county are still affected by power cuts, mainly in remote parts of the Dales, Harrogate and the Northallerton area.

  4. Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US

    The hunt for the final resting place of Captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour may soon be over - in time for the 250th anniversary of its voyage to Australia.

    HMS Endeavour

    The Endeavour, then known as Lord Sandwich II, was sunk with 12 other ships off Rhode Island, in the US, in August 1778, but no-one was sure where.

    Now, following a 25-year archaeological study of the area, the search has been narrowed to just "one or two" sites.

    Experts are now hopeful it will be definitively identified by 2020.

    That would be just in time for the anniversary of Capt Cook - who had strong connections with Whitby in North Yorkshire - arriving in Australia, following a two-year voyage of discovery.

  5. Yorkshire's weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning will be mostly dry with spells of sunshine for some.

    However, rain will move in this afternoon, becoming heavy and persistent.

    Staying very wet overnight with further heavy and persistent rain.

    weather graph
  6. Officers' misconduct proceedings over 'excessive force'

    Two police officers in West Yorkshire are to face gross misconduct proceedings after a man's jaw was broken during an arrest in 2016.

    Police car

    The man made a complaint after he was arrested following a domestic incident in Chapel Allerton more than two years ago.

    The man was left with a fractured jaw and a cracked tooth which required hospital treatment and surgery, according to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

    Their investigation found there was a case to answer for gross misconduct for PC Gregory Dickie for his use of force and PC Benjamin Straker for failing to report the excessive force.

    A gross misconduct hearing is due to be held from 24 September.

  7. In pictures: Storm damage in Sheffield

    Wednesday's stormy weather has left residents in parts of South Yorkshire counting the cost.

    Winds of up to 100mph battered parts of the UK, with Sheffield suffering its share of the poor conditions.

    This house in Gleadless lost its roof:

    Roof damage

    And this tree on Myrtle Road in Sheffield was uprooted by the windy weather:

    Fallen tree in Sheffield

    Met Office yellow "be aware" warnings remain in place for wind or rain across much of Yorkshire.

  8. 'Lack of accountability' led to rail timetable chaos

    A report on rail chaos which caused delays and cancellations on services across Yorkshire earlier this year has identified who was to blame.


    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) blamed a lack of "responsibility and accountability" for the problems and said passengers were "badly treated".

    Network Rail, the Department for Transport and rail operator Northern are all accused in the report of making mistakes which contributed to the collapse of services.

    The ORR says hundreds of trains were cancelled following the introduction of a new timetable in May, made worse by over-running maintenance work.

    Its report concludes that engineering and planning concerns were put ahead of passengers, while Northern failed to provide accurate information when disruption occurred.

    Andrew Haines, boss of Network Rail, said: "A whole system approach to timetable planning must be the way ahead and we have already started on that path."

  9. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, most services appear to be running to time at the moment.

    However there are also several delays and cancellations to be aware of:

    • The 06:54 Doncaster to Kings Cross service is running about 10 minutes late
    • The 07:01 York to Kings Cross is running about 30 minutes late
    • The 07:10 Leeds to Reading service has been cancelled
    • The 07:18 York to Manchester Airport service is delayed
    • The 07:23 Wakefield Westgate to Reading service has been cancelled
    • The 07:37 York to Kings Cross service is delayed
    • The 08:17 Bradford Interchange to Leeds service is running about 15 minutes late

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J39 for A636 Denby Dale Road to J40 for A638 Wakefield Road.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J39, A636 (Durkar) to J40, A638 (Flushdyke), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J40 for A638 Wakefield Road to J39 for A636 Denby Dale Road.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J40, A638 (Flushdyke) to J39, A636 (Durkar), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Woman punched after train argument

    Two women have been assaulted by a man after a train journey between Leeds and Sheffield - Police say they want to speak to this man in connection with the incident.


    It happened on 25 August when the women, who are in their 20s, got on the train in Leeds.

    During the journey they were walking between carriages when a man stood in their way, an argument followed and the man became aggressive and barged into the women several times.

    When the women got off at Sheffield they were followed by the man, who then punched one of them in the chest and pushed the other.

  13. High winds bring damage and disruption to Yorkshire

    Windy weather has caused disruption across Yorkshire's roads and damage to homes - in South Yorkshire a roof has been blown off and into the street below:

    Roof blown off

    In North Yorkshire police have dealt with more than 80 incidents in four hours.

    Those included a very large For Sale sign blowing into the road.

    North Yorkshire Police say they have been called to 81 incidents of highway disruption between 12:00 and 16:00 today, with fallen trees and signs.

    A car that crashed into a tree

    The force says if people come across fallen trees they should contact their local council, not the police, unless there is a significant risk to others, or there has been a collision involving injuries.

    The weather has also caused a number of power cuts and caused rail disruption:

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  14. Fallen tree crushes car

    This was the scene earlier when a car was crushed by a fallen tree in Sheffield.

    A tree hit by a car

    The red Toyato was hit on the roof by a fallen tree on Priory Road at about 11:00 this morning.

    It's not thought anyone was injured in the incident.

  15. Car crashes into fallen tree

    This is the wreckage of car which collided with a fallen tree in North Yorkshire, as emergency services battle to clear the road:

    A car after hitting a fallen tree

    The emergency services are currently on the scene in Thorton-in-Craven after the silver car crashed into the tree.

    The wreckage of the car
    Emergency services attend as a car hits a fallen tree

    The accident happened on the A56 between Broughton and Thorton-in-Craven on a day when a weather warning is in place for much of the UK.

    Emergency services attend the scene

    Martyn Hughes, watch manager at Skipton Fire Station, posted pictures of the recovery effort on Twitter saying: "The road is expected to remain closed for some time while the tree is removed."

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A166 East Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A166 East Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at The Bence.

    A166 East Yorkshire - A166 Garrowby Street in Garrowby blocked in both directions at The Bence junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A170 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A170 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at High Town Bank Road.

    A170 North Yorkshire - A170 in Hambleton blocked and heavy traffic in both directions at the High Town Bank Road junction, because of a shed load of meat.

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