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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 15 August 2016
  3. Foss Barrier 'had problems two years before 2015 floods'
  4. Boulby Potash mine announces 140 job losses
  5. Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision in Harrogate
  6. Jack Laugher starts campaign for second Rio gold

Live Reporting

By Jim Addyman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learnt in North Yorkshire today

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    That's all for today - thanks for being with us. We'll be back at 07:00 on Tuesday morning.

    In the meantime, here are five things we've learnt today:

    1. Maintenance records show that problems with York's Foss flood barrier were highlighted two years ago.

    2. North Yorkshire has been getting in on the gold medal action in Rio with Andy Triggs Hodge.

    3. The NFU wants to hear how North Yorkshire farmers see their future as we head towards Brexit.

    4. Local residents in Harrogate can find out about plans for 1,000 homes in Flaxby Park

    5. City of York Council has some novel new ways of dealing with the goose problem in Rowntrees Park.

    I'll leave you with lovely pic of Bolton Bridge sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Moorsider:   

    Bolton Bridge
  2. Fleshing things out at York Art Gallery

    YorkMix

    Flesh - human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange - it's always been a major subject for artists - sometimes educational, sometimes provoking. Now it's the subject of a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery.

    Geograph
  3. Scarborough's Civil War siege re-staged by Sealed Knot

    Scarborough Castle underwent a trip back in time at the weekend as The Sealed Knot, the oldest re-enactment society in the UK, relived the Great Siege of 1645.

    The siege was a major conflict for control of one of England's most important stone fortresses during the English Civil War.

    It saw Parliamentarians lay siege to Scarborough Castle for five months, bombarding it until the keep was all but destroyed.

    Just over 370 years later, and thanks to the re-enactors, it's taken place all over again:

    Sealed Knot at Scarborough Castle
    Sealed Knot at Scarborough Castle
    Sealed Knot at Scarborough Castle
  4. City council take a gander at geese problem

    The Press

    Council officials hope they have found a short-term solution to combat geese mess in a popular York park, trialling a new piece of equipment to clean up goose droppings in Rowntree Park.

    Canada Geese
  5. York City: McNamara wants to up the tempo

    BBC Sport

    York City will "work to get the fear out of their play", according to manager Jackie McNamara. 

    He's looking for his team to play with more pace, after seeing them draw 1-1 with Boreham Wood on Saturday at Bootham Crescent.

    McNamara's told BBC Radio York: "They're fighting and the spirit's there."

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    Video caption: York City manager wants more pace to the side's passing
  6. North Yorkshire's weather: A fine afternoon with sunny spells

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A dry and fine afternoon with patchy cloud and warm sunny spells

    A light south-easterly wind, feeling warmer than yesterday for most with highs of about 23C (73F) inland. 

    Weather graphic
  7. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Sarah Urwin

    BBC Radio York News

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  8. Future of Flaxby golf club site under scrutiny

    Harrogate Informer

    The future of the former Flaxby Park golf club site, near Harrogate, may become clearer at a public meeting tonight.

    A property development company,  Flaxby Park Ltd, bought the 280-acre site adjacent to the junction of the A59 and the A1, from liquidators.

    Flaxby Park

    It's though the new plans will include the building of a small community of about 1,000 homes.

    The golf club closed its doors in March 2015 after its parent company collapsed.

  9. Holding back the years? Simply Red's Scarborough sojourn

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    Manchester's soulful popsters Simply Red were the latest big name act to play Scarborough's Open Air Theatre on Friday.

    Simply Red

    Led by flame-haired mainman Mick Hucknall, they played a procession of hits including A New Flame In Town and Something Got Me Started.

    The band also played an acoustic version of Holding Back The Years with Hucknall playing guitar.

  10. Foss Barrier: Environment Agency denies neglect

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    The reliability of the pumping station at York's Foss Barrier was rated at just 59%, instead of the standard 95%, in 2014 and 2015, BBC Radio York has discovered.

    Hundreds of homes alongside the Foss were flooded in December 2015 when the river burst its banks and repair work on the flood defence will be ongoing until November 2017

    The Environment Agency says the rating refers to the difficulty of replacing ageing equipment - but does not mean the barrier was unreliable.

    Tony Andryzewski, flood defence engineer with the Environment Agency and manager for the repair of the Foss Barrier, explains more here:

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    Video caption: Enviropnment Agency denies neglecting Foss Barrier in years before Xmas floods
  11. Man dies in car crash near Acaster Malbis

    A 35-year-old man's died after the car he was driving hit a hedgerow near Acaster Malbis at the weekend.

    The crash happened at about 11:35 on Sunday morning as the man, who was alone in the vehicle, was driving a yellow MG Midget car on Intake Lane.

    He lost control, left the road and collided with the hedgerow, police believe.

    As a result, the man, from the Hovingham area, was fatally injured.

  12. Jack Laugher and the search for Rio gold: Easier second time around?

    Jonathan Cowap

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    It appears that, thanks to the Olympics, Britain is suddenly a nation of winners, as opposed to the more usual gracious losers or the "It's not the winning it's the taking part" mantra.

    But what's going on and what's changed? 

    Doctor Andrew Hill, an Associate Professor of Health and Life Sciences at York St John University, specialising in sports psychology, has told me he believes winning is contagious.

    Doctor Hill says that's something which will help Ripon's Jack Laugher in his quest for a second diving gold at the Olympics:

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    Video caption: Can the Ripon diver win a second gold medal?
  13. A riot of colour in Harrogate for Britain in Bloom judges

    Joanita Musisi

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    Harrogate always looks good - but there'll be an extra sparkle today.

    That's because Britain in Bloom judges are in town. They'll be taken on a tour to see the area. 

    I've also been in town to check out what Harrogate in Bloom have in store for the judges - and it's safe to say things are looking good out there:

    Harrogate In Bloom
  14. Cricket: Roses match, Day Three

    BBC Sport

    Yorkshire are currently striving to get back on terms with Lancashire in the County Championship at Old Trafford.

    After an even contest on Saturday, Lancashire's lower order put them in a powerful position on Sunday with Arron Lilley hitting 45 from just 39 balls.

    Jordan Clark was unbeaten on 84 not out as the Red Rose county ended their first innings 494 all out.

    In reply, Yorkshire will resume play at 11:00 on 136 for 2, with Alex Lees (pictured) 62 not out.

    Alex Lees
  15. NFU wants farmers' post-referendum views

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    Farmers in North Yorkshire are being urged to give their views on the future of British agriculture following the Brexit vote. 

    The National Farmers Union (NFU) is launching one of the largest consultations in its history

    NFU president Meurig Raymond (pictured) has described it as an historic opportunity.

    Meurig Raymond

    Thousands of farmers are expected to share their views on how the industry should move on after the result of the referendum. 

    Its senior officers will be chairing more than 50 meetings up and down the country as part of the consultation which ends on 14 September.

  16. North Yorkshire in pictures: The view from the lighthouse

    Thanks to Andy G for sending us this fantastic picture from the top of the newly-restored and reopened Whitby lighthouse at the weekend.

    View from Whitby lighthouse

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

  17. Two women hurt in Scarborough attack

    Two women have been left with serious injuries after being attacked in Scarborough

    The attack happened on Queen's Parade at about 21:30 on Sunday evening. 

    Both victims were taken to hospital for treatment.

    Three people, a man and two women, have been arrested.

    Anyone who witnessed the attack, or who has any other information, is being asked to contact police.

  18. Listen: Andy Triggs Hodge's golden moment

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    The weekend was full of gold medals for Team GB at the Rio Olympics.

    One of those celebrating on Saturday was, of course, North Yorkshire rower Andy Triggs Hodge.

    Andy, from Hebden near Grassington in the Dales, was part of the crew that won the Men's Eights race alongside former York City rower Tom Ransley.

    Typically modest, Triggs Hodge praised his team mates:

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    Video caption: Andy Triggs Hodge on winning gold in the Men's Eights
  19. Your North Yorkshire sport headlines

    BBC Sport

    Jack Laugher

    The top sport stories from our York newsroom so far today include: