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  1. Updates on Tuesday 2 August 2016
  2. Woman whose heart stopped for 50 minutes thanks lifesavers
  3. Call for more volunteers for help with future Tadcaster floods
  4. £150,000 grant for York Minster's Historic Collections
  5. End of the road for York's Bike Rescue charity after 10 years

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By Andrew Barton

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Five things we learnt today in North Yorkshire

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

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

In the meantime, let's look back at five things we've discovered about our glorious county today.

  1. Two passers-by saved the life of a woman in Scarborough by performing CPR for almost an hour
  2. A collection at York minster, which includes silks gifted to Queen Victoria, has been awarded a grant of over £150,000
  3. York's Bike Rescue, a charity which fixes bikes, is closing after 10 years due to the "current financial climate"
  4. York's Lord Mayor not only has a rocker hairstyle, but shreds a mean axe too
  5. We knew this anyway, but there are at least 10 reasons Yorkshire is best

Let's finish with a collection of crackers from our BBC Weather Watchers

Filey, Embasy and Whitby

Thanks to Loki's Keeper for the sunset over Filey, to Weaver Pete for the rocks of Barden Moor and to Bob for Sandsend's endless vista.

Council seeks views on Council Tax reduction scheme

Harrogate Informer

Harrogate Borough Council is asking residents to give their views on the future of its Council Tax reduction scheme for people of working age.

Harrogate Borough Council
Harrogate Borough Council

Striker departs Bootham Crescent

BBC Sport

York City striker Vadaine Oliver has completed a loan move to Notts County, the Minstermen have confirmed.

The 24-year-old has signed a six-month deal with the Magpies, which will see him remain at Meadow Lane until Saturday 7 January 2017. 

Vadaine Oliver
Simon Davies

Oliver signed a two-year deal with the Minstermen last summer, but has fallen out of favour with manager Jackie McNamara.

By-passer who saved Scarborough woman says CPR is 'vital skill everyone should know'

BBC Radio York

There are calls for more people to get CPR training, after two passers-by saved a woman who'd collapsed in the street in Scarborough using the lifesaving technique. 

Helen McBain (pictured) told BBC Radio York she's "lucky to be alive" after her heart stopped for almost an hour.

Heeln McBain

Michelle Ireland and Louise Harwood carried out CPR on Helen for 50 minutes before she was taken to hospital. Her heart stopped another three times en route. 

Louise says more people need to have CPR training, including children.  

I think it's important for any child from about 10-years-old and over to know CPR. It's such a vital skill that everyone should know."

Louise Harwood

Lucy Wilkinson, a senior cardiac nurse with the British Heart Foundation, says anybody can perform the chest compression and rescue breaths of CPR, which keep blood and oxygen circulating in the body.  

You don't have to be a nurse or a doctor or a paramedic to do CPR. The most important thing is to call for an ambulance first and then start CPR."

Lucy WilkinsonBritish Heart Foundation

Scoop! I’ve made an ice cream cone out of a Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire Post

A Pudding chef in New Zealand has created the first ice cream cone to be made out of a Yorkshire pudding.

Chef Giapo, says his latest creation is a "mash-up" of the traditional Sicilian Brioche con Gelato - a brioche bun stuffed with a smear of ice cream - and good old Yorkshire pud.

Ice cream Yorkshire Pudding
Yorkshire Post

Traffic and Travel update: Problems on A1(M)

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked on the A1(M) northbound after J50, A61 (Baldersby), because of an accident and an overturned vehicle.

A1 (m)

Whitby 'one of most expensive seaside resorts in UK' - survey

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Whitby has been ranked eighth most expensive seaside resort in the UK, in a survey by an online site which helps people find affordable accommodation.

The survey compared prices in 30 coastal destinations. 


The results were compiled based on the average price for the cheapest available double room in a hotel or guest house during the month of August. 

The town of St Ives in Cornwall was rated as most expensive, with an average daily rate for the cheapest double room of £164.

Blackpool came in at cheapest, with a charge of £42 for the average double room.

'Hit by current financial climate': End of the road for York's Bike Rescue

BBC Radio York

After almost 10 years, York's Bike Rescue Project is to close, it's been announced.

York Bike Rescue

The charity refurbishes bikes, carries out services and repairs, and provides training to unemployed people.

It says it's closing because of the "current financial climate" for small charities and has thanked everyone who raised money and supported their work over the past decade.

York City Knights' Barrow fixture to go ahead on Sunday

BBC Sport

York City Knights Rugby League Club will play their Super 8s game against Barrow on Sunday at Bootham Crescent with a 14:00 kick-off. 

York City Knights

A joint statement from City of York Council and York City says the game can be held at this time, despite initially looking at staging it the previous day. 

The Knights were threatened with closure 10 days ago, after the board said they were to close the business

But, after talks with the Rugby Football league chairman John Guildford, agreed to run the club until the end of the season while talks with a potential buyer continue.

£150,000 grant for York Minster's Historic Collections

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

York Minster has been awarded a grant of over £150,000 from the Arts Council to develop its Historic Collections. 

The collections include objects covering more than 2,000 years of life at the Minster, including a prayer book once used by Katherine of Aragon, silks gifted to Queen Victoria by the Emperor of China and a silver crucifix owned by Tsar Nicolas II of Russia.   

York Minster from Stonegate
Dean & Chapter York Minster

The Minster is eligible for the funding because it's the only cathedral in the country with Accredited Museum status.  

Vicky Harrison, head of collections at York Minster, says, "Cathedrals across the country house the most amazing objects, artefacts and items of ecclesiastical interest which are mostly hidden from public view."

This generous grant will help make the Minster’s Historic Collections engaging and accessible for more people.”

Vicky HarrisonHead of collections, York Minster

Tadcaster Bridge on course to be 'rebuilt by December'

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

New pumps to get rid of flood waters are due to arrive in Tadcaster today.

They've been bought following the devastation in the town over Christmas, where the main road bridge collapsed into the rising River Wharfe. 

Tadcaster bridge

I've been in the town today and saw the new stone and the framework for the new arches for the bridge arriving.

North Yorkshire County Council says that, one year on, they're all on track for the bridge to be finished this December. 

Traffic and Travel update: A19 at Easingwold open again after accident

BBC Travel

The A19 at Easingwold has re-opened and traffic is beginning to move again after an accident which closed the road southbound between Thirsk and York.

Your headlines this morning

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The latest headlines from our newsroom in York include:

  • There are calls for more people to get CPR training after two passers-by saved a woman who'd collapsed in the street in Scarborough using the lifesaving technique
  • Tadcaster gets the first of its new pumps today to help deal with any future flooding. The local flood action group raised money for them following the devastation over Christmas
  • Yorkshire's seen the biggest increase in England in the number of self-employed people, with figures showing one in six people in North Yorkshire have their own business

Traffic and Travel update: A19 closed Southbound at Easingwold

BBC Travel

The A19 in Easingwold is closed and there's queuing traffic southbound at the York Road junction, because of an accident.  

This will affect your journey if you're travelling between Thirsk and York.

Easingwold A19

We'll keep you updated and let you know when things get going again.

CCTV appeal after woman punched and spat at

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

A man caught on CCTV after a woman was punched and spat at in a bar in York is being sought by North Yorkshire Police. The attack took place in Revolution on Coney Street in the city centre shortly before 01:00 on Sunday 15 May.

Man outside Revolution
North Yorkshire Police

Police say a man thumped the victim and spat in her face before leaving the bar.Officers say they want to identify the man pictured, and would also like to hear from anyone else who witnessed the incident.

'One tough lady': Heart attack victim's lifesavers 'determined not to give up'

Two people involved in the rescue of a woman from Scarborough have told BBC Radio York they're "shocked she survived".

Helen McBain collapsed with a heart attack in the town centre after suffering a "massive heart attack" in the street, and had further heart attacks in the air ambulance on the way to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough. 

Louise and Michelle
Harrogate NHS

Luckily two passers-by who work at the North Yorkshire 5-19 Healthy Child Service were in Scarborough town centre and came across Helen.

Michelle Ireland (pictured right) and Louise Harwood (on the left) carried out CPR on Helen centre) for almost an hour.      

Michelle says: "Louise and I are really quite shocked she's survived, especially in the community as it’s quite unheard of. 

"I think she was one tough lady and Louise and I were determined not to give up."

I went for about 20 minutes until the paramedic arrived, then Michelle took over for a few minutes, and then I did a few. We carried on like that for about 50 minutes."

Louise Harwood

More volunteers needed for help with future Tadcaster floods

BBC Radio York

As new pumps to get rid of flood waters arrive in Tadcaster today, more volunteers are being asked to sign-up to help with flooding in the town in the future.

The town was severely flooded and its main road bridge collapsed during the Boxing Day floods last year.

Tadcaster Bridge
Joe Giddens/PA

With a recruitment night being held tonight, Nicola Eades, from the Tadcaster Flood Action Group, says they are looking for people with a variety of skills.

From admin duties to physical manpower and people skills, which are very important during a flood, we're looking for people to help and be involved in the community."

Nicola EadesTadcaster Flood Action Group

Cathedral City?: A Minster with mouse appeal

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

What's for tea tonight? How about a Wensleydale York Minster?!

This was made by Prudence from Food Is Art to celebrate Yorkshire Day.

I wonder if it will be "hallouminated" at night?

Cheese York Minster
Food is Art

It's "grate" isn't it? Or perhaps it's crackers - anyway it certainly takes the biscuit!

Send in your cheesy puns via TwitterFacebook or email.

Stuck in the middle with you: York's Lord Mayor pumping out the bass

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Here's a sight you don't see every day. 

York's Lord Mayor, Councillor Dave Taylor, rockin' out on bass with the Seahorses, in the White Rose Rotunda as part of the York Fringe.

Dave Taylor
Nigel Ayre

Thanks to Councillor Nigel Ayre, for capturing this musical mayoral moment.

North Yorkshire's weather: A grey start, showers and drizzle later

There's quite a thick layer of cloud covering Yorkshire this morning and we'll see little in the way of brightness until this afternoon.

We're at risk of seeing a scattering of showers and some drizzle throughout the afternoon.

Take a look at my full forecast here:

Watch: 'A lucky lady': Scarborough woman whose heart stopped for 50 minutes saved by passers-by

BBC Radio York

A Scarborough woman says she's lucky to be alive and has thanked the people who came to her rescue when her heart stopped for almost an hour. 

Helen McBain collapsed with a heart attack in the town centre. 

Two passers by carried out CPR on her before she was taken by air ambulance to hospital. 

The 55-year-old has been told what happened as she has no memory of that day.

Watch: Proof God's Own County really is the best place to live

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

As we bask in the afterglow of Yorkshire Day yesterday, here are 10 more reasons to be filled with Yorkshire pride - including cat's eyes, stainless steel and the beer pump:

Your headlines this morning

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The headlines from our newsroom in York this morning include:

  • A Scarborough woman says she's lucky to be alive and has thanked the people who came to her rescue when her heart stopped for almost an hour
  • Tadcaster's expected to gets the first of its new flood pumps later after the local flood action group raised the money following the devastation over Christmas
  • York's Bike Rescue Project - a charity which refurbishes bikes, carries out services and repairs, and provides training to unemployed people - is to close after almost 10 years

Weather: Outbreaks of rain throughout the day

BBC Weather

It's not going to be much like summer today, I'm afraid.

Most places will see a grey start to the day, with rain spreading across North Yorkshire from mid-morning onwards, 

Weather graphic

Traffic and Travel: All quiet on the roads and rail

BBC Travel

It's all looking good on North Yorkshire's roads this morning.

However, if you're in the A1079 Hull Road area of York, you need to allow a little more time to reach your destination due to a diversion in place at its junction with Melrosegate, where major gas work is taking place.

Tang Hall map

Good news if you're leaving the house to get a train from York station: the departure board shows no delays at present.

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

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

It's a damp, dank, dark and dismal start to the day, so let's start with a hark back to the long, lost, August summer days of yesterday - I mean literally yesterday!


This snap of glistening Yorkshire Day Scarborough sea was sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Gary Gimmick.

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