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Andrew Barton

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

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

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

    I'll leave you today with a selection of the day's stories in pictures.

    Final collage
  2. 'The state of emergency ends then they target us': Harrogate woman on Nice attacks

    BBC Radio York

    President Hollande says France is in tears for the 84 people, including several children, who've been killed in an attack in Nice last night. 

    A fireworks display to mark Bastille Day had just ended when a heavy lorry ploughed into a crowd.

    It carried on for over a mile knocking down pedestrians. 

    France map

    Katherine Bullock, a French language student from Harrogate, was living in Nice until two weeks ago.

    She says she's amazed at what's happened, after the country has been on such high alert for the European Football Championships.

    Quote Message: You get through the Euros, where Nice was absolutely packed with police night and day and then the state of emergency is closed and they target us. It's a scary, scary, thought." from Katherine Bullock Harrogate student living in Nice until two weeks ago...
    Katherine BullockHarrogate student living in Nice until two weeks ago...
  3. Australian batsman Travis Head takes to the field with Yorkshire Vikings in T20 Blast match tonight

    BBC Sport

    Australian batsman Travis Head is in the Yorkshire Vikings squad for tonight's T20 Blast match against Nottinghamshire Outlaws. 

    He replaces Gary Ballance who's away on England duty. 

    Head says he's happy to follow in the footsteps of Yorkshire legend and Australia coach Darren Lehmann.

  4. North Yorkshire weather update: Rain clearing, bringing a sunny evening and muggy night

    Clare Nasir

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Heavy rain could fall this afternoon, but that should fragment and clear up towards the late afternoon and we should be in for a better evening, when we should get some late sunshine.

    Temperatures should be around 17C to 19C and it might feel a bit muggy and humid through the night.

    Weather map
  5. 'Yes to love, no to hate': Jo Cox family pledge to continue her fight against hate

    The family of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox say they're "overwhelmed and touched" by the love and support they've been shown since she was killed. 

    The Labour MP's funeral took place this morning.

    Tribute from family
    Quote Message: Knowing that so many people share both our grief and our determination to take forward Jo’s legacy is a source of great strength at what otherwise feels like a very bleak time". from Jo Cox's family
    Jo Cox's family

    Pupils from Jo Cox's old school, Heckmondwike Grammar, wore yellow ribbons today in memory of their former head girl.  

    Pupils from Jo Cox's old school,

    Floral tributes were left at the door of her constituency office in Batley and flowers were thrown by people lining the streets, as the funeral cortege passed through the town.

    Jo Cox funeral cortege
  6. Don't get lost in this a-maze-ing celebration

    Gareth Barlow

    Journalist, BBC Radio York

    How's this for an interesting picture?

    The man on the left, dressed as Willy Wonka, is Tom Pearcy, he owns the York Maze and the lady on the right is Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca Salt in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    And if you look closely at the map between them, you should spot Willy Wonka the BFG the Enoromous Crocodile and Fantasic Mr Fox.

    York Maze

    I've been to the York Maze, where tomorrow the gates open for the first time this summer on their newest incarnation, which has been created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of children's author Roald Dahl.

  7. Your headlines

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

    • The family of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox say they're "overwhelmed and touched" by the love and support they've been shown since she was killed
    • A man from Tadcaster has been billed £12,000 by an airline after an "outburst" led to a flight being diverted
    • It's the start of the Great Yorkshire Fringe. The county's biggest comedy festival runs over the next three weekends, with 300 performances in total
  8. 'We should all pause': York MP on her friend Jo Cox

    BBC Radio York

    The family of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox say they're "overwhelmed and touched" by the love and support they've been shown since she was killed. 

    The Labour MP's funeral took place earlier today

    She was shot and stabbed to death in Birstall near Leeds last month. 

    Jo Cox

    York's Labour MP Rachael Maskell was a friend of Jo's, she says it's a day for the family to say their goodbyes and is a difficult day for all those who knew her:

    Quote Message: It's important that we all pause, everyone who knew her and who didn't know her, to celebrate a wonderful life but also to remember that tragic incident just four weeks ago." from Rachael Maskell York's Labour MP
    Rachael MaskellYork's Labour MP
  9. Yorkshire Dales barns become homes for local people

    Some barns in the Yorkshire Dales National Park are to be converted into homes for local people after four schemes were given the thumbs up by planners.

    Among the barns being converted is a traditional agricultural barn being turned into a three-bedroomed, local home at Home Farm in West Witton.

    Permission was also given to convert the former Deepdale Methodist Chapel near Dent - pictured -  into a local occupancy home.

    Deepdale Methodist Chapel
    Quote Message: Without a local occupancy stipulation these barn conversions could well end up being sold on the open market for second homes at the expense of keeping local communities together.” from Robert Heseltine Yorkshire Dales National Park
    Robert HeseltineYorkshire Dales National Park
  10. Harrogate Town goalkeeper Peter Crook handed Premier League trial

    Yorkshire Post

    Harrogate Town goalkeeper Peter Crook has been offered a trial at a Premier League outfit, the non league club have confirmed.

    Reports had suggested Crook was being eyed up by new Leeds United boss Garry Monk and his former club Swansea City but those claims have been dismissed.

    Peter Crook
  11. Watch: The search for Donald Cowap: My ancestor's story begins to unfold

    Jonathan Cowap

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    The fallout from my programme on BBC Radio York in France on 1 July, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Somme continues.

    At the start of the week, we told this story of the medal belonging to a York soldier who'd fought in the First World War, that mysteriously tuned up in a load of turf in Reigate.

    WW1 campaign medal

    And now there's been a development in my search for more information on my ancestor, Donald Cowap, whose grave I found in La Neuville cemetery.

    Dave Durham, from the Western Front Association in York, heard about my desire to find out more about him and got in touch.

    Video content

    Video caption: The story of my ancestor begins to unfold.

    Dave's done some research about Donald and came to the studio to tell me more, bringing with him an amazing bound folder containing Donald's war record.  

  12. Watch: Remembering the Yorkshire MP Jo Cox

    The funeral of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox is underway now.

    The funeral is private, but the cortege passed through Jo's constituency first. 

    Video content

    Video caption: Killed Yorkshire MP funeral toady
  13. Police track down child sex offender who fled to Cambodia

    BBC Radio York

    A paedophile who'd gone on the run to Cambodia has been tracked down by North Yorkshire Police.

    39-year-old Damien Midgley didn't turn up to face child sex charges in York two years ago - he was convicted in his absence and given a six-year prison sentence. 

    Damien Midgley

    He is currently in custody in Cambodia and arrangements are being made by North Yorkshire Police, the National Crime Agency and the Cambodian authorities to have him deported to UK.    

    Quote Message: Our officers have worked tirelessly to bring a convicted paedophile Damien Midgley to justice. Midgley clearly thought that by fleeing the UK he would be somehow immune to the sentence that the courts handed him in his absence." from Jane Guymer North Yorkshire Police
    Jane GuymerNorth Yorkshire Police
  14. Developer builds new homes in York in wrong place

    A housing association is facing a planning hurdle after building 55 new homes in the wrong place.

    Homes on Yorkshire Housing's Hob Stone site were built out of position by as little as 11cm, reports The York Press.

    The association must now apply for a Variation to a Condition order as the Acomb development does not match the plans approved by City of York Council.

    Acomb homes

    Yorkshire Housing said it was still working to ensure new residents could move in as soon as possible.  

  15. Good news for shepherd's: A trio of North Yorkshire red sky delights

    BBC Weather Watchers

    North Yorkshire's shepherds should be basking in the afterglow of the good weather predicted by a red sky, if these three BBC Weather Watcher pics are anything to go by.

    Thanks to Collo Yorkshire for the glowing train tracks in York, to TC for the dramatic rusty Harrogate sky (bottom right) and to Granny Rose for the mix of blue and red above Scarborough.

    Red Skies across North Yorkshire

    BBC Look North Weatherman Paul Hudson tells me a "red sky appears when dust and small particles are trapped in the atmosphere by high pressure." This scatters blue light, leaving only red light to give the sky its burning appearance.    

  16. John O'Neil named as man who must tell police of sex plans

    A man who must notify police 24 hours before he has sex can be named, a district judge has ruled.

    John O'Neil, 45, from York, was cleared of rape at a retrial last year but was made the subject of an interim sexual risk order (SRO).

    An order prohibiting his identity from being made public has been lifted at York Magistrates Court.

    North Yorkshire Police has applied for the SRO to be made permanent after Mr O'Neil allegedly breached it.

    John Oneil

    The single father-of-two has said he had an interest in sado-masochism and used to visit a fetish club.

    He said the order violated his human rights and meant he could not have an intimate relationship.

  17. Watch: Unable to talk and barely able to walk, York man searching for Parkinsons cure warning to others

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    A York man who traveled to Ukraine in search of a 'miracle cure' for his Parkinson's disease wants to warn other people not to waste their money. 

    James De Little travelled to Kiev two years ago to have stem cell treatment, but the result is far from what he was hoping for, or even expecting. 

    Video content

    Video caption: Mr Little travelled to the Ukraine for a 'miracle cure' for his Parkinson's disease

    Claire Bale from the charity Parkinson's UK says the organisation discourages people with Parkinson's from travelling abroad for treatment because "good treatments are available in the UK."

    Quote Message: There are real risks attached to travelling overseas and having unproven, untested, therapy." from Claire Bale Parkinson's UK
    Claire BaleParkinson's UK
  18. North Yorkshire man to keep Conservative MPs in line

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    As the new Prime Minister Theresa May forms her government it's been announced that the government's new chief whip, whose job it is to keep the party in line, is from Scarborough.

    The appointment is a big step up for Gavin Williamson.

    Gavin Williamson

    David Cameron's former Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS), he also served as PPS to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

    The 40-year-old Scarborian was elected MP for South Staffordshire in 2010. 

    As chief whip, he will attend Cabinet meetings.

  19. Happy Birthday Max - but whose holding the selfie stick?

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Here's a nice celebratory selfie for the birthday of police dog Max. 

    Look closely at the pic and then think about what they say about dogs looking like their owners.....!

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  20. ‘Save Davo, save PE’ – Parents and children stage protest outside York school


    This was the highly unusual scene in York last night as parents and students protested outside a school’s gates.

    protest outside school

    The group assembled at Joseph Rowntree School to voice their anger over plans to cut the number of hours of PE on the timetable and the threat to make popular teacher Bill Davis redundant.