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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    That's the end of our live service for today.

    I'll be back from 07.00 on Thursday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from around North Yorkshire.

    I'll leave you today with this clever cake creation made by Thirsk's Liane Bell celebrating this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire.

    Thirsk Tour de Yorkshire cake
  2. Watch: Planned site for 1,000 new homes in North Yorkshire

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Radio York News

    Plans have been announced to build more than 1,000 new homes in the Harrogate District. 

    The new development is going to be called Flaxby Park.

    It's just off the A1 at the Allerton Park junction.

    Flaxby map

    I've been to see the site where the new homes are planned and took this short film.

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    Video caption: The proposed site for 1,000 new homes near Knaresboro
  3. Countdown in Tadcaster for Tour de Yorkshire

    Sarah Urwin

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    Anticipation is building around the county as the big race draws nearer.

    Here's the scene in Tadcaster:

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  4. Tour de Yorkshire: Huge art on the top of Sutton Bank

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    A giant piece of "land art" has been unveiled to mark Stage Three of this year's Tour de Yorkshire cycle race on the top of Sutton Bank.

    The whopping 70m high, 40m wide white painting on the grassy airfield at the Yorkshire Gliding Club is next to one of the race's toughest ascents and has recreated the animals that appear on the Hambleton District coat of arms.

    The work is entitled The Finest View, and is nearly as large as the Kilburn White Horse.

    Art on top of Sutton Bank

    The art will come into view as the helicopters broadcasting live coverage of the race track the cyclists' ascent of the "Cote de Sutton Bank". 

    The artwork took the Landmark Collective, comprising artists Becky Newbould, Rob Conway, James Brunt, Timm Cleasby and Cath Smart, 14 days to complete using 1,000 litres of biodegradable paint that will fade over the coming months.

  5. Weather: Snow and hail in Malton

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    A crazed downpour of hail happened just a few minutes ago in Malton.

    Thanks to BBC Radio York's Jack Meegan for this.

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    Video caption: A brief crazed hail-stone storm
  6. Weather: Snow and hail in Malton

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    Malton has been covered in snow in the last few minutes.

    Have a look at this tweet and we'll have film of the hail to follow shortly.

    Looks like spring is still some way away!

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  7. North Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells and wintry showers

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will see sunny spells and showers, with the showers likely to be heavy and possibly wintry.

    They'll merge into longer spells of rain/sleet/snow at time.

    Maximum temperature of about 8C (46F) with a light northwest wind.

    Weather graphic
  8. Tadcaster Bridge: Keeping local residents informed

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    People who live in Tadcaster can now stay up-to-date with the progress of repairs to the town's bridge which collapsed due to theforce of floodwater after heavy rain over Christmas.

    An ongoing storyboard has been erected along the hoarding at the repair site. 

    The panel shows the work that has been carried out to date and, as work progresses, panels will be added regularly to depict the work.

    Tadcaster Bridge

    The Inkshop in Bridge Street is helping people who live in the town, too, by installing a television in its shop window that displays a series of web pages carrying details of the work to date and the latest updates.

  9. One thousand more homes in Knaresborough: More details

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    More details have been revealed about plans to build more than 1,000 homes on an abandoned golf course near Knaresborough. 

    What's being proposed for this site is essentially the size of a village.

    Flaxby Park proposal

    The team behind the plans says it's reached agreement to purchase the site of the former Flaxby Golf Course. 

    People will now be asked what they think about the so-called Flaxby Park development.

  10. Tour de Yorkshire: Getting a-round in Kirbymoorside

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    In Kirkbymoorside, a drink has been created especially for the Tour de Yorkshire which visits North Yorkshire this weekend.

    It's called Kirkby-Moor-Cider (see what they did there?) and comes in three different flavours. 

    Not only that, but the main town's main roundabout has also been well decorated for the race (due at about 13:40), as you can see below:  

    Kirbymoorside Tour de Yorkshire decoration

    Pictured above: The cider, roundabout decorator Malcolm Richardson with John Simmonds who helped create the new drink and the roundabout in full Tour de Yorkshire splendour.  

  11. Headlines: Body found in river, 1,000 new homes near Knaresborough, Tour de Yorkshire organisers visit the county

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    Stories from our North Yorkshire Newsroom include:

    • A body's been discovered by police searching for a man from Thirsk. 
    • Plans to build more than a thousand homes near Knaresborough have been announced.
    • The organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire bike race are spending the day visiting towns and villages in North Yorkshire. 
  12. How Yorkshire archaeology is helping wounded soldiers recover

    The Press

    Army service-men and women trying to come back to terms with civilian life are doing so with some archaeological help.  

    This week has seen a group of around 20 veterans take part in a dig at the Roman fort and settlement at Orchard Fields in Old Malton.  

    Soldiers on archeological dig in Malton
  13. Scarborough named in top 10 'staycation' destination list

    Scarborough UK

    A report which asked 3,000 people about their annual holiday plans has placed Scarborough at number 10 in a list of the UK's top 20 "staycation" destinations, four places higher than in 2015.

    Scarborough Spa
  14. Tour de Yorkshire: Swan on a bicycle celebrates race's arrival

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    Just two days to go until the Tour de Yorkshire and villages along the route in North Yorkshire are making final preparations.  

    Presumably great care was taken with this show of support for the race in Helmsley!

    Tour de Yorkshire banner in Helmsley
  15. BreakingBody found in Thirsk as police search for missing man

    Police searching for a missing 64-year-old man from Thirsk say they've found a body. 

    Andrew Thornton was reported missing from his home last night. 

    Specialist police teams, including a helicopter and police dogs, worked with search and rescue teams from Scarborough and Wharfedale in an extensive search for Mr Thornton.

    The body was discovered earlier this morning in the River Swale around a quarter of a mile from Thornton Bridge, police say.

  16. Hillsborough verdicts: Hear David from Knaresborough's story

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    Thousands of people are expected at commemorations in Liverpool later to remember the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. 

    Yesterday an inquest jury concluded they'd been unlawfully killed

    I've been speaking to David Holgate, from Knaresborough, who was one of the Liverpool supporters at Hillsborough that day.

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    Video caption: Hear David from Knaresborough's account of the Hillsborough tradgedy
  17. 'York City will come back stronger' - Penn

    BBC Radio York Sport

    The way York City's season took shape was a "recipe for disaster", according to captain Russ Penn. 

    City have two more games to go in League Two, already knowing they're relegated. 

    Penn has told BBC Radio York Sport that lessons need to be learned.

    "We've not been good enough this season. Managers coming and going, caretakers, the amount of players we've used. Hopefully we'll learn from this and come back stronger," he says.

  18. Tour de Yorkshire: Settle's Special Constables celebrate cycle spectacular

    North Yorkshire Police's Special Constables are on the beat in Settle this morning - and have caught on camera the final colourful preparations for this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire.

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