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    Severe accident: A19 North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A19 North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between Howard Drive and A1237 York Outer Ring Road.

    A19 North Yorkshire - A19 Shipton Road in Rawcliffe closed northbound between the Howard Drive junction and the A1237 York Outer Ring Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - via the Park and Ride car park.

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

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    Severe accident: A168 North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A168 North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between A19 and A167.

    A168 North Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A168 southbound between the A19 junction in Thirsk and the A167 junction in Topcliffe, because of an accident.

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

  3. Yorkshire's top stories

    The headlines from Yorkshire so far today include:

    Updates on breaking news will continue overnight and through the weekend.

  4. Objections fail to stop holiday park expansion

    Plans to expand a holiday park in a village between York and Selby have been approved despite hundreds of objections, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.


    The Escrick Estate has been granted planning permission to convert six hectares of woodland into an extended Hollicarrs holiday park, with 67 new caravans or lodges.

    Selby Councillors heard many of the 800 objections came through an online campaign by the Woodland Trust.

    The planning committee voted unanimously to grant permission, and Councillor John Deans, whose Derwent ward covers the area, said: "The site will be well screened and not visible from the A19.

    "The holiday development will be good for the area," he added.

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    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J44 for A64.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on A1(M) northbound at J44, A64 (Bramham), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. 'Positive' messages after hundreds of dog attacks on sheep

    It's been revealed 280 sheep were killed and 292 injured in dog attacks in the four years between 2013 and 2017.

    Sheep grazing on moors

    The figures come as a series of proposals to tackle the impact of livestock worrying in a national park has been unveiled.

    The North York Moors National Park Authority is considering a number of measures including the use of social media.

    Park authority officers say they believe the number of incidents "could be even higher" and a plan to encourage farmers to log incidents is also among the recommendations.

    To further reinforce the campaign, the committee will also consider using positive messages, rather than shock images of dead livestock, as research has found dog owners do not associate those images with their family pet.

  7. Concern as Christian retreat scrap Dales buildings

    Controversy is surrounding a Christian retreat's plans to bulldoze buildings beside a Grade II listed chapel in the Yorkshire Dales, that's according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    Entrance Scargill Movement

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's planning committee is set to consider an application by the Scargill Movement, a Christian community in Wharfedale, near Kettlewell.

    It wants to transform its 35 person retreat and has applied to demolish several of the site's buildings and replace them with new ones, including one with "an overtly contemporary design".

    The movement said the changes are "vital to the centre's viability".

    But heritage bosses are investigating whether more buildings at the site should be listed.

    The Twentieth Century Society, a British charity which campaigns for the preservation of architectural heritage, is concerned over the potential loss of heritage buildings there and the effect it would have on the grade II listed chapel.

  8. Urgent appeal for missing teenager

    North Yorkshire Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a missing 15-year-old boy.

    Taylor Hamil

    Taylor Hamil was last seen at about 06:30 this morning in the Selby area.

    Officers say they are "extremely concerned" for his safety and are appealing to anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to contact them.

    Taylor is described as white, 5ft 7in tall and has short brown hair.

    He has a distinctive burn scar on the back of his left hand.

  9. Dedication to Yorkshire detective killed 41 years ago

    A memorial to a policeman who was stabbed through the heart after stopping to help a teenage hitchhiker looks set to finally be erected, 41 years after his death.

    DC Norman Garnham

    Plans have been submitted for a stone dedication with gold lettering to be placed in Richmond Market Square, to honour murdered DC Norman Garnham, the first North Yorkshire Police officer to be killed in the line of duty.

    He died in March 1977, two weeks after becoming a detective, after completing his shift as he drove home.

    Hitchhiker Colin Simpson, 18, had run away from his home in Richmond after attacking his sisters, and DC Garnham pulled over to give him a lift.

    Simpson recognised DC Garnham and stabbed the 25-year-old police officer as he tried to detain him.

    Speaking about the memorial, Richmond county councillor, Stuart Parsons, said: "It's time this was done, he's had no memorial in all these years.

    "The memorial will remind people that tragedy can strike in a beautiful and tranquil place such as Richmond."

  10. Plastic found in North Yorkshire mussels

    Tiny pieces of plastic and other debris have been found in mussels off the North Yorkshire coast.

    Micro plastics

    Teams from the University of Hull and Brunel University in West London examined mussels from coastal locations around the country - including Filey - and the shelves of eight supermarkets.

    They say their results suggest it's "common" for people eating seafood to consume microplastics.

  11. Pride in the name of love: Colourful march through York

    It's the start of a colourful weekend in York as the city's Pride festival gets under way.

    Pride march

    Thousands are expected in the city to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

    Greg Stephenson, one the event organisers, says Saturday's parade starts at York Minster and arrives at the Knavesmire racecourse at 13:00, where there'll be a "huge concert, hundreds of stalls and a funfair."

  12. 'Stringing' 60s return to York

    Jericho Keys

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    If you like both 60s music and orchestral music then you're in for a treat on Saturday when the two combine in splendid musical harmony.


    BBC Introducing artists backed by a 45-piece orchestra are knocking out a bunch of 60s crackers, including tunes by Martha Reeves and Bob Dylan.

    It's completely free but donations to BBC Children in Need will be happily received.

  13. Arson and drugs: Tackling York's anti-social behaviour

    Ongoing problems with crime and anti-social behaviour on an estate in York are due to be discussed at a meeting, after a dispersal order was used last year to try and tackle the issue.


    North Yorkshire Police used the order last August in Chapelfields to move gangs of young people on after allegations of arson and drug use.

    The meeting was called after residents told their MP, Rachael Maskell, they're still concerned.

  14. Listen: Moors litter putting wildlife at risk

    Record levels of rubbish being left on the North York Moors is putting wildlife at risk, that's the warning from Park Rangers.

    They say 40 bin bags full of waste at a time is often collected.

    John Cleary is of of the volunteers doing the collecting.

    Have a listen to some of the things he says he finds:

    Video content

    Video caption: Up to 40 bin bags full at a time
  15. Yorkshire Ramadan kit rolled out to chemists

    A kit designed in Yorkshire to help Muslim diabetics during Ramadan, has now been rolled out to thousands of pharmacies across the country.


    During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims are obligated to fast, every day from dawn to sunset.

    People with medical conditions like diabetes are exempt from fasting, but many still want to.

    The Yorkshire-designed kit contains an electronic tester for blood sugar levels and a guide for medical staff, which it's hoped will prevent any unnecessary trips to hospital.

    Ramadan falls at a different time each year because the Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles, which means there isn’t a fixed date.

    This year Ramadan began on the evening of Wednesday 15 May and ends on Friday 15 June.

  16. Wild mussels 'contaminated with plastics'

    Press Association

    Tiny pieces of plastic and other debris have been found in mussels sampled from eight locations around the UK coast, including Plymouth, according to a report published in the Environmental Pollution journal.

    Of the samples of wild mussels from eight coastal locations and eight unnamed supermarkets, 100% were found to contain microplastics or other debris "from human activity".


    The research by scientists from the University of Hull and Brunel University London showed microplastics consumption by people eating seafood in the UK was likely to be "common and widespread", with every 100 grams of mussels eaten containing an estimated 70 pieces of debris.

    More debris was found in the wild mussels from Plymouth, Edinburgh, Filey, Hastings, Brighton, Cardiff and Wallasey, than in the farmed mussels bought in shops.