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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 8 June 2016

Live Reporting

By David Ward

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

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

    We'll be back from 07:00 on Thursday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the county. 

    I'll leave you with this picture taken by June Gothika, one of our BBC Weather Watchers.

    The swans on the lake at Castle Howard seem to be quite happy with today's conditions.


    Enjoy the rest of your day!

  2. Parking charges to support major road and rail schemes

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    Have you ever wondered what the money you put into a parking meter gets spent on?

    North Yorkshire County Council has announced it's to use surplus revenue from on-street parking to fund "sustainable transport initiatives", address air quality and support major road scheme development.

    Up to £500,000 a year is to be used to develop the following major schemes in order to attract government funding:

    • A59 Kex Gill realignment
    • Harrogate relief road review
    • A1(M)/A59 junction 47
    • A59 climbing lanes
    View more on twitter
  3. 'No excuses' from Yorkshire coach after Worcestershire thrashing

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    Why is a side that dominates the County Championship struggling so badly in limited overs cricket?

    It's a question that many Yorkshire supporters are scratching their head over.

    Alex Lees

    With only one defeat in almost two years in four-day cricket, Jason Gillespie's team have already lost all three of their T20 Blast matches this season. 

    However, last night their season reached a new low when Worcestershire beat them so easily at Headingley.

    View more on twitter

    Let's hope they play a bit better in their next home match at North Marine Road in Scarborough next Tuesday!

  4. Flying Scotsman trespassers 'giving little thought to dangers'

    More now on the story we mentioned earlier about police issuing pictures of trespassers who made their way onto the railway line in North Yorkshire last month to get a little closer to the world's most famous locomotive.

    Northallerton trespassers

    British Transport Police say they they want to trace those involved in straying near the tracks as the Flying Scotsman passed, stressing that "the threat of serious injury is real".

    Quote Message: Our priority is the safety of the public, passengers and rail staff. Despite advice and numerous warnings, people have put themselves at risk, giving little thought to the potential dangers and any offences they might be committing." from Ch Insp David Oram British Transport Police
    Ch Insp David OramBritish Transport Police
    Thirsk trespassers

    If you do know who the people in the pictures from Northallerton and Thirsk are, police would like you to contact them.

  5. Referendum 2016: Have your say in BBC Radio York's EU debate

    BBC Radio York

    In the closing days of the EU referendum campaign, on the evening of Monday 20 June, BBC Radio York will hold a special EU debate in York - and we'd like you to be part of the audience. 

    The live debate will be hosted by Len Tingle, BBC Yorkshire's Political Editor, and starts at 19:00.

    Sandcastle with flags

    The debate will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio York and filmed for social media.   

    You can click here to fill in a form to submit your interest in attending, and if you're successful you'll be notified via email at least 24 hours before the debate. 

    The closing date for applying for tickets is Sunday 19 June.

  6. North Yorkshire's weather: A dry, fine but cloudy afternoon

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll continue to brighten this afternoon with some sunny spells but always more cloud than yesterday. It'll be mostly dry and fine.

    Thicker cloud may continue to affect coastal parts at times with a gentle NE breeze. A little fresher than yesterday, especially for the coast. 

    The top temperature inland will be about 22C (72F).

    Weather graphic
  7. Headlines: Cyclist seriously hurt in A19 collision and police appeal over Flying Scotsman trespassers

    Sarah Wakefield

    BBC Radio York News

    The top stories from our York newsroom so far this lunchtime include:

  8. North Yorkshire's Christmas and New Year floods examined

    Cast your mind back to the end of last year and the start of 2016 and the terrible flooding that affected many parts of North Yorkshire.

    Today, councillors are analysing the problems whjch were faced in Scarborough, Staithes and Whitby as Storm Frank moved into the North Sea, causing 28 properties to be flooded.

    North Sea

    For a brief time all major routes into Whitby also became impassable.  

    This is one of a series of reports councillors are reviewing that set out the impact of the flooding on parts of North Yorkshire, affecting more than 600 homes and businesses across the county.

  9. Traffic and Travel: Man airlifted to hospital after A19 accident

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    Police have given us more details about the serious accident that closed the A19 near Easingwold a little earlier.

    It involved a Seat Leon and a male cyclist in his 70s. He's been taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from head injuries.

    Investigations into the incident are continuing, but the road has now re-opened.

  10. Listen: International Space Station seeds - A success or not?

    Sarah Urwin

    BBC Radio York News

    Cast your minds back a few weeks and you may remember a little experiment involving the British astronaut Tim Peake.

    He sent thousands of seeds back from the International Space station to see whether the time they'd spent in orbit, would help or hinder their growth once back on Earth compared to those that had stayed here.

    Great Ouseburn School taking part in the test.

    Headteacher Nick Oswald tells me that although they won't get the results until next week, there is a marked difference:

    Video content

    Video caption: Do seeds that have been into space grow better than those that have stayed on Earth?
  11. Judges visit York Art Gallery in their search for Museum of Year 2016

    It seems it's a big day for York Art Gallery today after it was shortlisted earlier this year for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 Award.

    Art Fund judges are visiting the gallery, which recently reopened after an £8m refurbishment, to consider it for the £100,000 prize.

    The gallery's up against four other museums and galleries across the countr, including the Victoria and Albert in London.

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  12. Twenty seven arrests in first week of summer drink and drug driving clampdown

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    North Yorkshire Police may only be a week into their summer drink and drug driving campaign, but already they've caught many people breaking the law according to this tweet. 

    When will people learn?

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  13. Traffic and Travel: Problems on A19 and A165 in Filey

    BBC Travel

    After a relatively quiet morning on North Yorkshire's roads, we've now had reports of two accidents in quick succession.

    The A19 continues to be closed just south of Easingwold near Alne.

    But now we're also hearing of problems on the A165 Moor Road in Filey where there's been a collision between two vehicles close to the junctions of Primrose Valley Road and Sands Road.

  14. Flying Scotsman: The hunt is on to identify train track trespassers

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    You probably saw the amazing pictures from Flying Scotsman's inaugural journey from London Kings Cross to York back in February.

    Flying Scotsman

    Thousands of people lined the route, but police were left concerned by the amount of trespassers who made their way onto the line to get that little bit closer to the world's most famous locomotive.

    Last month, when she made her way north of York, it seems some didn't heed the warnings to stay off the track and now British Transport Police have issued pictures of people they'd like to speak to after incidents in Northallerton and Thirsk.

    Northallerton trespassers
    Thirsk trespassers

    If you do recognise any of the people pictured, police are asking for you to get in touch.

  15. Traffic and Travel: A19 closed near Easingwold

    BBC Travel

    Some breaking travel news for you now, which will be of great interest if you're planning on making your way towards Thirsk or to York on the A19.

    We're getting reports of an accident just south of Easingwold which means the road is currently closed and traffic is beginning to build up in the area.

  16. EU Referendum and Whitby fish & chips: Batter in or out?

    David Rhodes

    BBC News, Yorkshire

    People travel from around the world to sample Whitby's famous fish and chips. But some fear the EU referendum could damage the North Yorkshire town's dish.

    Stuart Fusco, fish and chip restaurant owner in Whitby

    Whitby's famous food may have an international reputation - but hardly any of the fish fried here is caught by local fishermen. 

    The town's fish and chip shops now import fish from places such as Norway, Iceland and Spain. And this theme is reflected across the wider British fishing industry.  

    So, what's the mood among Whitby's fishermen and in the town's fish and chip shops ahead of the EU referendum? I've been there to find out more and you can read my findings here.

  17. Amy's story: Is society too obsessed with how we look?

    They say that beauty is only skin deep. You can be stunning to look at, but if what's going on on the inside isn't very nice, then that's a great shame.

    But we do tend to be a society that's obsessed with how someone looks.

    Amy Elsegood, a dental nurse from Ripon, was born with a port-wine birthmark on her face, but the reaction to her no make-up selfie recently has been remarkable. She tells us her story:

    Video content

    Video caption: No makeup selfies are all the rage - but Amy's rocked the internet.
  18. Delivery lorry gets stuck under bridge In Harrogate

    Harrogate Informer

    An Asda delivery lorry got stuck under a railway bridge in Harrogate last night.

    The lorry attempted to pass under the low bridge on Bower road, near to the Asda store, where it became lodged.

    Lorry stuck under bridge
  19. Headlines: Claims for compensation after sonic boom, Yorkshire's expat voters' key role in EU referendum and fallout as Yorkshire's cricketers suffer another limited overs defeat

    BBC Radio York

    The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

    • A cracked fish tank and a dislodged roof tile are among a total of 11 claims from across Yorkshire made to the Ministry of Defence for compensation following May's sonic booms
    • Nearly twice the number of Yorkshire expats have registered to vote in this month's EU referendum than for last year's general election, new figures show
    • Yorkshire Vikings director of cricket Martyn Moxon says his side need to "show they have the character" to bounce back from a miserable start to their One Day Cup and T20 Blast campaigns