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  1. Live updates on Monday 9 May 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 07:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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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 Tuesday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the county. 

I'll leave you today with something you don't see every day - an American Peregrine Falcon flying across York's Museum Gardens! 

OK, so it was part of a flying display, but still, it's pretty impressive! 

Listen: Italy or bust! - Yorkshire coble races around Venetian lagoon

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

I've been hearing about a fascinating trip to Venice by the Pickering Rotarians to take part in a boat race to raise money for the Marie Curie charity.

They'll be racing a Yorkshire Coble  - a rowing boat - in a seven-hour event called the Vogalonga against 1,600 other competitors.

They're on their way to Venice right now, but before they set off Peter Williamson from Pickering Rotarians told me about the tactics involved in what sounds like a very strenuous race:

Pickering Rotarians

Biker 'serious but stable' after collision near Richmond

A motorcyclist is in a critical condition after colliding with a car near Richmond at the weekend.

The rider, a woman in her 20s from Lancashire, was travelling on a green Suzuki from Richmond along Reeth Road at about 13:20 on Saturday when she collided with a white Volvo C60 heading in the same direction.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital in Darlington where she remains in intensive care in a serious but stable condition.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police.

'No excuses': York City Knights' unbeaten run comes to end

BBC Sport

York City Knights' unbeaten run in League 1 ended at Barrow yesterday,losing 50 points to 12. 

Knights coach James Ford has told BBC Radio York he refuses to make excuses for a poor performance:

Appeal after 83-year-old woman hit by van in Harrogate

An 83-year-old woman remains in hospital with serious injuries five days after being hit by a vehicle in Harrogate.

Leyland Road junction with Knaresborough Road

The pedestrian was hit by a white van at about 11:30 on Wednesday 4 May on Leyland Road near the junction with Knaresborough Road.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the collision or saw either the van or the woman before the incident to get in touch.

North Yorkshire's weather: A dry, warm and sunny afternoon

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon in North Yorkshire will be dry, very warm and sunny

The top temperature will be about 24C (75F) with a moderate, locally fresh, easterly wind.

Weather forecast

Headlines: Restaurant owner denies manslaughter, York City Supporters' Trust reacts to relegation and helium 'planets' arrive at Minster

BBC Radio York

The latest headlines from our newsroom in York include:

Balloon 'planets' arrive at York Minster for Mystery Plays

Nine huge helium-filled "planets" have arrived at York Minster for the Mystery Plays which are due to be performed in the historic building later this month.

This year's production opens on 26 May, 16 years since the plays were last staged at the Minster.

Balloon planets at York Minster
York Minster
Balloon planets at York Minster
York Minster

Performed in York since the middle ages, the Mystery Plays present a biblical history of the world.  

Community director Sophie Paterson says the arrival of the planets is "a very exciting time": "You see all the elements coming into play and you finally see the show in a more real way."

Selby 'grot spots' blitz aims to transform neglected spaces

So-called "grot spots" in parts of Selby could be transformed as part of a new clean-up project just launched by the district's council.

Local residents are being urged to come up with projects to bring new life to neglected spaces in Brayton, Barlow, Barlby Bridge and Selby - with the successful projects being awarded £5,000 to make them happen.

Steve Shaw-Wright, from the Community Engagement Forum, says: "We want to help local residents do something engaging, eye-catching or different that will create a real buzz in these communities."

Easingwold restaurant owner denies manslaughter after customer died from a peanut allergy

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio York, News

A North Yorkshire restaurant owner has gone on trial at Teesside Crown Court accused of manslaughter after a customer died from a peanut allergy. 

Paul Wilson, 38, had a severe anaphylactic shock after eating a meal from the Indian Garden restaurant in Easingwold. 

The prosecution say the owner, Mohammed Zaman, 52, of Aylesham Court, Huntington, knew the food he served posed a serious health risk.  

Mr Zaman denies manslaughter by gross negligence, perverting the course of justice and six food safety offences. The trial continues.

Teeside Crown Court

So close and yet so far: 'I was blown away by support' - Harrogate Town miss out on promotion

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Harrogate Town Football Club have missed out on the play-off finals, after drawing one-all with AFC Fylde. 

I've been speaking to Garry Plant, the club's managing director, and he told me just how close they came - and praised the incredible support from the fans who "took over the place".

A new take on the school run?: York youngsters and headteacher go extra mile for charity

The Press

School children have joined their inspirational head teacher by running a mile for charity - while she completed a marathon.

Fishergate Primary School's Tina Clarke is currently training for the London 2 Brighton Challenge, on May 28, where she hopes to run 62 miles.

Fishergate school pupils
The Press

The bluebells are out in glorious force - and here's the Yorkshire Times guide to the best places to see them

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

When bluebells first appear can vary depending on early spring temperatures, so when you see your first bluebells you can record them on the Woodland Trust's Big Bluebell Watch survey to help track their arrival across the country.

Ian Robertson

Yorkshire v Surrey: Listen live to day two of County Championship clash

BBC Sport

It's day two of Yorkshire's County Championship clash against Surrey at Headingley - and the sun, by all accounts, is beating down as the match gets under way.

Get all the latest with our live commentary and also keep up-to-date with our live scorecard.

Yorkshire in action
Getty Images

Cash target reached for York arts centre project

The Press

The team behind York's fledgling Arts Barge project say they are thrilled to see their crowdfunding target reached ahead of schedule.

The volunteers had set a fundraising target of £23,440 and that was reached late on Thursday night after a series of generous donations.

Arts barge
The Press

Listen: Selling stake in club 'not off the table' - York City FC Supporters' Trust

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York Breakfast Show

We've been talking this morning on BBC Radio York about one of the most disastrous seasons in the history of York City football club - only seven wins from 46 league matches.

City finished at the very bottom of the football league, following Saturday's one-all draw at Morecambe.

York City Supporters' Trust owns 25% of the club. When I spoke to Ian Hay, the chairman of the Trust, he told me they'd consider selling their stake, if things don't improve on the field:

Headlines: York City Supporters' Trust consider selling stake, Ben Needham investigation continues and private firms could take over key services in National Park

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our Newsroom in North Yorkshire include:

  • York City Supporters' Trust says it would consider selling its 25% stake in the club if things don't improve on the field
  • A team of British police officers is heading for the Greek island of Kos to look for new witnesses in the search for Ben Needham from Yorkshire, according to his family
  • Key services in North Yorkshire's National Parks could soon be run by private firms

Businesses invited to take on key services in National Parks

Nick Morris

Political Reporter, BBC Radio York

Businesses are being invited to run key services inside the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks.

North York Moors
Mick Garratt/Geograph

Bosses say they're making the move across all 15 of Britain's National Parks because of "financial and economic realities".

The new National Parks Partnerships (NPP) wants private firms to run services like health activities, child education, path maintenance and transport.

The NPP insists that - done properly - responsible businesses can help secure the future of the parks, without resorting to "commercialisation". 

County Championship: Yorkshire bowlers hit back after Steve Davies century

BBC Sport

Steve Davies hit his first County Championship century of the season as Surrey dominated Yorkshire's bowlers for much of day one at Headingley.

Here's what Yorkshire's David Willey thought of his team's performance:

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BBC Weather Watchers: A beautiful day in North Yorkshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Look at these two magnificent pictures sent in by BBC Weather Watchers.

Thanks to Yorkshire Snowflake for the serene image of Threshfield and to Yorkies Patch for the yellow and blue of Ulleskelf.

Threshfield and Uleskelf

Traffic and travel: Delays in York on A59 and A1079

BBC Travel

Here's the latest news from the roads across North Yorkshire.

There's currently queuing traffic on the A59 Poppleton Road eastbound in York between the Tisbury Road junction and the A1036 The Mount junction.

There's also very slow traffic reported on the A1079 westbound in York between the Common Road junction and Grimston Bar Interchange.

Traffic and Travel: Train delays to Plymouth and London Kings Cross

BBC Travel

A couple of delays reported on the trains from York this morning:

The 08:02 to London Kings Cross from York is delayed by 89 minutes and is now due to depart at 09:31.

The York to Plymouth, scheduled to have departed at 08:45, is now scheduled to leave at 09:39.

HarrogateTown fail in promotion bid

BBC Sport

Harrogate Town will play in the National League North again next season, after losing their play-off semi-final at AFC Fylde 2-1 on aggregate.

The second leg yesterday finished 1-1.

Town manager Simon Weaver says he was disappointed, but proud of his players. 

Simon Weaver

I really did believe we'd go up. We know where to improve and we'll come back stronger. We've got great lads and I'm really proud to be their manager."

Simon WeaverHarrogate Town manager

'Mother I am here, help me': Hiroshima Survivor describes A-Bomb escape

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Over the years I've spoken to quite a number of people - historians, journalists and film makers - about the dropping of the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

But until recently, I'd never spoken to someone who is an actual survivor of the bomb. 

When I met Setsuko Thurlow a few days ago, she told me that back in 1945 she was a 13-year-old schoolgirl when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

Watch: A lovely sunny day across North Yorkshire - 'Get your sun cream on'

BBC Weather

Wall-to-wall sunshine is pretty much the order of the day for North Yorkshire's weather.

Here's Kay with all the details:

Traffic and travel: Delays on A174, A659 and A61

BBC Travel

Keeping an eye on the travel situation across North Yorkshire, there's currently slow traffic on the A174 westbound in Stainton between the A1044 Low Lane junction and the A19 junction.  

Also, just over the border in West Yorkshire there's very slow traffic on the A659 Otley Road eastbound in Harewood between the Weardley Lane junction and Harewood Bridge. 

As a result, there are delays on the A61 Harrogate Road to the Dunkeswick Lane junction.

Harrogate diver confident about Rio Olympics despite injury

BBC Sport

Harrogate world medallist Jack Laugher believes the pressure of a home crowd at the European Championships in London will help his Rio Olympic medal bid.

Laugher, 21, was dubbed a possible Olympic champion after winning the overall 3m springboard World Series crown in 2015.

However, he has struggled this campaign following a foot injury he sustained during training in January.  

Jack Laugher
Getty Images

Headlines: York City officially relegated, businesses invited to take on key services in National Parks and interest in village for sale continues

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The headlines from our newsroom in York include:

  • York City are now officially relegated, finishing bottom of the entire football league, following a one-all draw at Morecambe on Saturday
  • Key services in North Yorkshire's national parks could soon be run by private firms
  • A village in North Yorkshire, the bulk of which is up for sale, has had a "substantial amount of viewings" after being put on the market at the start of April

Watch: York City FC relegation: 'Everything went from bad to worse'

BBC Radio York

One of the worst seasons in the history of York City FC came to an end with a trip to Lancashire this weekend.

A one-all draw at Morecambe wasn't enough to prevent City enduring the ultimate embarrassment, finishing rock bottom of the football league.

Here one fan sums up his feelings after this weekend's final match:

Traffic and Travel: Smooth and lovely so far

BBC Travel

There are no problems on the road so far across North Yorkshire, but you can expect regular updates throughout the day right here.

As far as the trains are concerned, things are also looking good so far. Looking at the live departure boards for York station all services are currently on time.

The only delayed service is the 07:27 Reading to Doncaster via York service which is currently reported to be just a minute late.

Weather: A day of unbroken sunshine for North Yorkshire

BBC Weather

It's not often you see sunshine icons across the whole weather graphic!

A day of mostly unbroken sunshine, but the easterly breeze keeping it cooler near the coast.

Weather graphic

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

I'll be with you until 14:30 with all the latest news, travel and weather from across North Yorkshire.

With another beautiful day in prospect, let's start with another cracking pic sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Yorkshire Pudding.

This was Skipton yesterday evening as the sun went down:

Skipton sunset

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