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  1. Live updates on Tuesday 10 May 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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

    I'll leave you today with this pictorial mix of some of today's stories: the Flying Scotsman out on tour, the news of a forthcoming Yorkshire-filmed Bronte drama, BBC Weather Watcher Gary Gimmick's nature-loving Swan, Robert Watson's Ripley Bluebells, and barefoot water skiing Team GB member David Platt.


    If there's anything you'd like to see featured on your BBC Local Live service, please get in touch. 

    We offer a trio of ways in which to take part: Twitter,Facebook or email.

    See you on Wednesday.

  2. Listen: Cawood's Christmas flood water skier wins place on Team GB

    Joanita Musisi

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    I've been speaking the man who was caught on camera skiing on the floodwater in Cawood during the Christmas floods.

    At the time, it turned out David Platt was actually out training, hoping to make it into the Great Britain water skiing squad. And that's exactly what's now happened.

    So today I donned my wet suit and went off to meet him.

    David's not only told me the story behind being caught on film by the BBC News copter as he was barefoot skiing, but also all about the skills and challenges involved in skiing without skis:

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    Video caption: Man spotted by BBC helicopter water skiing on flood-water makes team GB
  3. Can you help identify York flytip culprits?

    Safer York has issued this appeal over a flytip which has just been discovered in the city which looks like a real eyesore...

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  4. Work on Catterick's £6m flood storage reservoir starts

    Work has begun on a £6m water storage reservoir to protect a North Yorkshire village from floods.

    Catterick was badly affected in 2012 when heavy rainfall caused flash flooding, forcing the closure of the nearby A1(M) for 24 hours.

    The reservoir, which is being built between Brough Park and the A1, will hold 91 million gallons of flood water, the Environment Agency says.

    About 150 properties would be protected from future flooding, the agency says.

  5. A flurry of Flying Scotsman facts for fascinated friends

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    The Flying Scotsman has begun its summer tour of the UK and is currently puffing its way to Newcastle.

    The iconic steam engine's been at York's National Railway Museum since its £4m refurbishment.

    Here are a few facts about this famous loco to memorise and impress your friends with:

    Flying Scotsman

    And did you know: 

    • Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, Flying Scotsman emerged from Doncaster Works on 24 February 1923
    • It is 70ft (21m) long, weighs about 96 tonnes and had a top speed of 100mph
    • During World War Two it was repainted wartime black 
    • By 1995 it was part-owned by record producer Pete Waterman
    • The engine was bought for the nation in 2004 by the National Railway Museum in York
  6. North Yorkshire weather update: Cooler and cloudier with threat of rain

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A cooler and cloudier afternoon than yesterday, though still bright with some hazy sunshine in more northern parts.

    Rain edging further north through the afternoon, likely to become heavier later with the risk of thunder. 

    Highs will be about 19C (66F) and a moderate or fresh northeast wind.

    Weather forecast
  7. Listen: Out on a wild and windy moor...they're going to film a Bronte drama

    Jenny Eells

    Reporter, BBC Yorkshire

    Do you remember Sally Wainwright? 

    She's the woman who wrote and directed the West Yorkshire-based TV show Happy Valley, and now she's behind another drama based in Yorkshire, this time all about the Brontes. 

    Filming for the programme, called To Walk Invisible, starts in a couple of weeks time on the Moors near Haworth, where an exact replica of the famous Bronte Parsonage is being built.

    I've been lucky enough to be given a sneaky peak behind the scenes:

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    Video caption: Sally Wainwright is behind a new drama all about the Brontes.
  8. Headlines: PCC's hopes over legal highs ban, warning over Flying Scotsman and parks spending decision due

    Sarah Wakefield

    BBC Radio York News

    The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

  9. York Mystery Plays: A mix of medieval and modern at York Minster

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    I mentioned yesterday about the huge helium-filled balloons (pictured) which had just arrived at York Minster ahead of the epic Mystery Plays returning there in just over two weeks.

    Balloons at York Minster

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

    But, while their origins in York go back about 700 years, this 2016 production is clearly very much rooted in the present.

    Organisers have told us that they're in the process of creating a 1,000-seater theatre at the Minster which involves erecting more than 30 tonnes of steel scaffolding, including 10 lighting columns which are up to 46ft (15m) high, and about 900 sq m of decking. Astonishing stuff!

  10. North Yorkshire in pictures: Knaresborough Castle caught on camera

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Kellie Reed for sending us this fantastic picture of Knaresborough Castle bathed in sunshine. It must've been taken yesterday as today's weather is sadly just not that sunny...

    Knaresborough Castle

    We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of North Yorkshire. Why not email or tweet your photographs to us?

  11. Yorkshire v Surrey: Joe Root makes a double century

    BBC Sport

    Play's well under way at Headingley in the County Championship clash between Yorkshire and Surrey.

    Exciting times as Joe Root's just knocked Ravi Rampaul for a single to bring up a brilliant double hundred off 232 balls.

    Joe Root

    He only needed 10 more runs this morning, but he's made it look easy. The 25-year-old is now the seventh, yes seventh, batsman to pass 200 this season. Incredible.

    Remember you can listen to live commentary from the match right here and keep up-to-date with our live scorecard.

  12. What does your local park or garden mean to you? Would you work to make it better?

    Jonathan Cowap

    Officials in York are expected to make a decision later on whether to spend £150,000 to improve the city's parks and gardens. 

    The idea is to let local residents decide how best to spend the money.


    On BBC Radio York this morning, I'm asking how you think the money should be spent.

    You can let me know what you think via Twitter,Facebook or email.

  13. Distraction burglary in Harrogate sparks police appeal

    Homeowners in Harrogate are being warned by police to be "on their guard" after cash was stolen from a house in the town last month.

    The money was stolen from an elderly man on Rosset Avenue on Wednesday 27 April. Three men visited the man's house and told him they were there to check the roof.

    They claimed it would need substantial work and the victim handed over a quantity of cash, but it was later discovered that more money was stolen from the property while the victim was outside inspecting the house.

    The victim remembers seeing a white van parked on or near his drive at the time of the incident, which took place some time between 12:30 and 16:00.

    Police are asking anyone with information to get in touch.

  14. County Championship: Get all the latest from Yorkshire v Surrey

    It's day three of Yorkshire's County Championship clash against Surrey at Headingley. 

    Play's due to get under way shortly - and remember you can listen to live commentary from the match right here and keep up-to-date with our live scorecard.

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  15. Flying Scotsman on tour: 'Stay safe' warning to steam fans

    Today sees the start of a summer tour of the UK by the iconic steam engine Flying Scotsman.

    The locomotive's been at York's National Railway Museum since its £4m refurbishment, and is now heading out onto the rail network - but there's a warning for people turning out to see it to stay safe after the loco had to be stopped the last time it was on the mainline due to trespassers.

    Flying Scotsman

    Phil Hufton, Network Rail managing director, England and Wales, says: "While the turnout to see Flying Scotsman so far has shown the passion and support for steam engines... the images of people stood on the railway taking photographs were deeply concerning.

    "I cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to go onto the railway without training and permission."

  16. Huge increase seen in the use of 'legal highs' in Yorkshire

    BBC Radio York

    Figures obtained by BBC Radio York reveal a big increase in police callouts to crimes involving so-called "legal highs".

    Since 2011, cases involving the substances have increased 200-fold, to more than £1,500.

    Legal highs have the same effects as illegal drugs, but are sold as things like plant fertiliser, to get around the law. A ban comes in at the end of this month.

    This is the story of one user from Yorkshire, speaking to BBC Look North's Phil Bodmer:

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    Video caption: Legal Highs have increased two hundred fold since 2011.