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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learnt today in York and North Yorkshire

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back at 07:00 on Wednesday.

    In the meantime, let's look back at five of the main news stories of the day:

    1. People taking "street Valium" in Scarborough - which can leave users with blue mouths and tongues - are risking their lives, say police
    2. With the Selby bypass closed for repairs during July, traders in the town say business is being hit hard
    3. "Devastating" - that's how a man from York who must notify police 24 hours before he has sex has summed up the effect it's had on his personal life
    4. Just not cricket? Yorkshire one-day captain Alex Lees apologises after calling a decision by umpire Martin Saggers "terrible"
    5. Rails have buckled in Selby, Leyburn's been hotter than Lagos and it was ice cream for brekky for one BBC reporter in Ripon

    And on that sunny note, here are a few shots taken by BBC Weather Watchers across North Yorkshire to end our coverage for the day. See you tomorrow!

    Sunny weather collage
  2. Police fear 'street Valium' in Scarborough could kill

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    A drug which has caused the mouths of users in Scarborough to turn turn blue could prove deadly, police are warning.

    Emergency services in the town say they're receiving a "growing number of calls for assistance" from people who have suffered the side-effect after overdosing on what police describe as "street Valium".  


    The drug is Diazepam brought into the country from Asia or Eastern Europe which is not the pharmaceutical grade used to treat anxiety. It's believed the batch in question is laced with date rape drug Rohypnol.

    North Yorkshire Police Inspector Graeme Kynman says the people affected are "largely addicts who have no recollection once roused as to how they came to be unconscious".

    Insp Kynman says his biggest fear is that "there could be a loss of life".

  3. Feeling the heat? Here's some useful advice...

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Here are a few tips if you're concerned about the impact on health of the rising temperatures across North Yorkshire:

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  4. Dorchester midfielder Clarke joins Minstermen

    BBC Sport

    York City have signed former Dorchester Town midfielder Franklyn Clarke.

    The 23-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the option of further 12 months. 

    He's been on trial at the club for the last two weeks.

    Meanwhile, the club has confirmed Academy manager Andy McMillan has left the club

  5. Fugitive sex offender deported from Cambodia

    BBC News England

    A convicted sex offender who fled the UK and spent two years on the run has been deported from Cambodia.

    Damien Midgley

    Damien Midgley, 39, was tried for child sex offences in 2014 but did not attend the hearing.

    He was convicted in his absence and jailed for six years. A warrant for his arrest was also issued.

    Midgley, formerly of Becca Lane, Aberford, near Leeds, is due to appear before York Crown Court on Wednesday, North Yorkshire Police said. He will be sentenced for absconding.

  6. Low Cost holidaymakers likely to get just £7.78 refund

    Brian Milligan

    Personal finance reporter

    Thousands of holidaymakers who booked travel with Low Cost Holidays - including one from Skipton - may get a refund of just £7.78 each, the BBC understands.

    Holidaymakers in Spain

    The firm went into administration last week, leaving 27,000 customers abroad, and 110,000 with future bookings.

    It was not registered with the UK government-backed Atol scheme, which would have compensated them in full.

    Instead it had lodged £1.09m with authorities in Mallorca - enough to pay out a few pounds to each customer.

  7. North Yorkshire's weather: Hot and sunny this afternoon, very warm overnight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will be dry, very hot and sunny with a maximum temperature of about 32C (90F), but with some urban areas reaching 34C (93F). 

    Tonight will be exceptionally warm and humid, with a risk of one or two thunderstorms in the west by dawn. Minimum temperature 19C (66F). 

    Weather graphic
  8. Your headlines this afternoon

    Sarah Wakefield

    BBC Radio York News

    The latest headlines from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  9. 'Nothing is impossible': Message of hope from some of York’s most remarkable young people


    These young people did not have the easiest start in life: one was evicted from home when he was 13. Another witnessed her mum suffer in an abusive marriage.

    Now these remarkable young people are reaching out to encourage others to aim high when they leave the system.   

    Young people
  10. What next for the Northern Powerhouse?

    David Rhodes

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    The former chancellor George Osborne peppered media interviews with references to the "Northern Powerhouse", but what's next for the idea since his departure?

    Cities montage

    In a 2014 speech, Mr Osborne said: "I'm here to talk to you today about what we can do to make the cities of the north a powerhouse for our economy."

    The project, which he branded as his own initiative, was aimed at ending the UK's economic reliance on London.

    Following Theresa May's Cabinet Reshuffle, Conservative MP Andrew Percy has been appointed as the new Northern Powerhouse minister. So what's the future of this key Conservative manifesto pledge? I've been finding out more.

  11. Soaring temperatures buckle rails at Selby and cause delays on East Coast mainline

    BBC Travel

    The high summer temperatures are being blamed for the suspension of train journeys on First Transpennine's Express service between Hull and York.

    The company says a rail has buckled in the heat at Selby and trains are currently unable to run through Selby station. 


    There are also delays on Virgin Trains East Coast service.

    Journeys between York and Doncaster and York and Edinburgh are delayed due to speed restrictions imposed because of "high rail temperatures". 

  12. BBC Weather Watchers: North Yorkshire's seaside shimmers serenely in sunshine

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Our BBC Weather Watchers have not been slow to capture the glory of a summer's day in North Yorkshire.

    Weather pictures

    The magnificent panorama of Whitby was sent in by June Gothika, Jeannette sent in the sun-bathing seagull, Sparky sent in the speedboat cruising into to the beach at Snainton and Bay Boy is responsible for the sweeping green curve of Ravenscar's coastline.  

  13. You are my sunshine: Leyburn leaves Lagos in the shade

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Which of these two do you think is hottest at the moment?

    Is it North Yorkshire's Leyburn?


    Or Lagos in Nigeria?


    Well, at the moment it's 26C (79F) in Leyburn, while Lagos lags behind at a positively chilly 24C (75F).

    To compare and contrast where you are in North Yorkshire with the rest of the world just click here.   

  14. Your headlines this morning

    Cara Thorpe

    BBC Radio York News

    The latest headlines from our York newsroom include:

  15. Traffic and travel: Problems ease on A64

    Following the earlier closure of the A64 in both directions, it seems things are returning to normal again:

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  16. Sex ban man 'lost touch with children'

    A York man who must notify police 24 hours before he has sex has said his children have stopped contacting him.

    John O'Neill has told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme it "must be horrific" for them to see his sexual predilections shared online.

    John O'Neill

    Mr O'Neill, who said he had an interest in sado-masochism, was cleared of rape last year but subjected to the order and could be jailed if he ignores it.

    He said the interim sexual risk order had resulted in a "devastating" effect on his personal life, saying his children - who are aged 12 and 16 and live abroad - had deleted him on Facebook.

    North Yorkshire Police said it was satisfied the order was proportionate.

  17. Traffic and Travel: Major delays on A64 as second accident closes road at Askham Bryan

    BBC Travel

    The A64 is now closed in both directions due to an accident between the A659 and the A1237 York Outer Ring Road at Askham Bryan.

    The road is also closed between the A162 and Slice lane after an accident between a motorbike and a lorry.

    We'll bring you any more updates as we get them.

    A64 map
  18. Traffic and Travel update: A64 Tadcaster blocked

    BBC Travel

    We're getting reports of the A64 being blocked eastbound and queuing traffic, after an accident involving a lorry and a motorbike, between the A162 and Slice Lane.

    There is severe congestion, currently stretching to the A659. More updates as we get them.

    A64 map
  19. Harrogate Police concerns over high temperatures

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    It's no wonder Police in Harrogate are issuing warnings over the temperatures. 

    When's the last time you saw the weather map this colour?

    Weather map
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