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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 07:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Friday 26 August 2016
  3. Man threatened with machete and gun in 'targeted' attack
  4. York alcohol and drugs services budget cut confirmed
  5. Trial ban on ad boards gets go-ahead in York city centre

Live Reporting

By Jim Addyman

All times stated are UK

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

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    Thanks for spending time with us today - that's all for now, enjoy the bank holiday weekend and you can join us once again on Monday from 07:00

    In the meantime here are five things we've learnt about North Yorkshire today:

    1. The City of York Council has admitted to failures in maintaining the city's drains and says the bill to bring them up to standard could be in the hundreds of thousands of pounds.

    2. It's been confirmed that advertising boards will be banned in York for a 12-month trial period from February. 

    3. North Yorkshire Police are looking into claims by The Times newspaper that the force bungled an investigation into sexual abuse at Ampleforth College.

    4. Parents who claim extra free childcare from September as part of a government scheme will be asked to pay charges to help tackle a funding shortfall, nurseries have warned.

    5. North Yorkshire is the perfect place to film a TV period drama, it seems.

    I'll leave you with this flowery image sent in by one of our BBC Weather Watchers, Peter Elsom of Filey:

    Flowers
  2. So far, so Spa for singer-songwriter Alistair

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    North Yorkshire singer-songwriter Alistair Griffin is due to perform at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend.

    Alistair Griffin

    Alistair, from Castleton near Whitby, is no stranger to major sporting events as his song The Road was chosen as the offical song for the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, which took place in Yorkshire.

    He's also been commissioned in the past by Leeds Rhinos to pay tribute to one of their biggest stars of recent years, Jamie Peacock.

    The race is due to take place on Sunday at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit, known as one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature.

  3. Slowly does it on the Northern Dalesman

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    The number 830 bus doesn't sound like the route to paradise, does it? But if you want a slow and winding journey through some of the our most stunning scenery, this is the bus for you.

    The service runs from Richmond to Ingleton, taking in river valleys, ancient meadows, agricultural pastures, ancient mining villages and the 19th century Ribbleshead Viaduct.

    Also known as the Northern Dalesman, the 830 has a reputation as possibly the most picturesque bus journey in the country - and now BBC4 viewers will be able to find out why.

    The entire 40-mile journey was filmed as part of the BBC4 Goes Slow series, which has previously featured canal journeys and sled rides. 

    All Aboard The Country Bus will be shown on BBC Four at 20:00 on Monday 29 August.

    Magnus Temple, chief executive of production company The Garden, explains why they chose to film the Northern Dalesman:

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    Video caption: BBC4 have filmed the Northern Dalesman route for their 'slow TV' series
  4. City's new signing goes straight into matchday squad

    BBC Sport

    York City's latest signing, goalkeeper Kyle Letheren, has gone straight into the matchday squad for tomorrow's fixture against Woking at Bootham Crescent.

    Letheren joined City from Blackpool after his contract there was terminated by mutual consent.

    Kyle Letheren

    He joins the club to bolster their goalkeeping options following Scott Flinders' FA ban for racial abuse

    Letheren made eight appearances for the Seasiders last season after joining on a two-year deal following his release by Scottish Premier League side Dundee.

    The 28-year-old has previously played for Newport County, Kilmarnock, Plymouth and Barnsley.

  5. Sci-fi fans unleashed at York Racecourse

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    North Yorkshire's sci-fi and fantasy fans are gearing up for a weekend of meeting their heroes at York Unleashed, which is due to take place at York Racecourse on Sunday 28 August. 

    The event, which debuted last year as York Comic-Con, will have guests such as Sylvester McCoy, who played the seventh Doctor Who on TV.

    Sophie Aldred, who played his companion Ace, is also expected to attend.

    Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett

    Other guests confirmed include Star Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played bounty hunter Boba Fett, and fellow Star Wars star Femi Taylor.

    There will also be talks and book signings by acclaimed authors N. Gosney, Nathan Robinson,  A.S. Chambers and Simon Coates.

  6. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Nick Morris

    BBC Radio York News

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  7. North Yorkshire's weather: A fine and dry afternoon

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    We should continue to see plenty of fine, dry weather this afternoon with broken cloud but also some good spells of sunshine. 

    It'll feel pleasantly warm in the sun with gentle to moderate westerly winds and highs of about 20C (68F). 

    Weather graphic
  8. Police appeal after 'very frightening' attempted burglary

    An attempted burglary in Gargrave, which saw a man threatened with a machete-type knife and handgun, was a "very frightening ordeal", police say. 

    Two armed men fled empty-handed after demanding cash and jewellery from the man, who's in his 30s, at a property on Skipton Road at about 21:50 yesterday evening.

    Police are now asking for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area around that time to get in touch. 

    One suspect is described as of Asian appearance, in his mid-20s with a young face, short dark hair and a moustache, about 5ft 11ins tall, of medium build and wearing dark clothing. 

    The second suspect wore a balaclava and is described as 5ft 11ins tall and of medium build.

  9. Man threatened with machete and gun in 'targeted' attack

    A man's been threatened by two men wielding a machete-type knife and a small handgun during an attempted burglary in Gargrave. 

    The incident took place at about 21:50 yesterday evening when the two men called at a property on Skipton Road and demanded cash and jewellery.

    The pair threatened a man in his 30s with the weapons before fleeing empty-handed.

    The victim was left uninjured but shaken in what police are describing was a "targeted" attack. 

  10. Warning over steep repair bill for York's drains

    Bringing York's drainage system up to scratch could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds, it's being claimed. 

    The warning comes after the findings of a new report published yesterday which blames a severe lack of maintenance over many years for the flash flooding in the city in June. 

    Almost half the gullies investigated were blocked with debris, the report says.

    Lib Dem councillor Andrew Waller, in charge of environmental issues at City of York Council, has given his reaction to the report to BBC Radio York:

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    Video caption: Councillor explains why drain repairs in York could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds
  11. Missing York woman found safe

    Missing York woman Nathalie Goodall has been found safe and well, police say.

    Nathalie, who is heavily pregnant, had last been seen at about 20:30 yesterday evening after she left York Hospital on Wigginton Road.

  12. Listen: North Yorkshire provides regal backdrop to Victoria

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    An ambitious new TV drama about the young Queen Victoria starts this weekend - and a lot of it was filmed right here in North Yorkshire

    Writer Daisy Goodwin has rooted Victoria - starring Jenna Coleman (pictured), Rufus Sewell and Tom Hughes - firmly in fact by basing it on the queen's actual diaries.

    The series follows her early life, from her accession to the throne at the age of 18 to her marriage to Prince Albert. 

    Buckingham Palace was re-created at the new Church Fenton Studios, and stately homes such as Newby Hall, Castle Howard and Allerton Castle were also used as period locations 

    Sally Joynson, chief executive at Screen Yorkshire, explains why North Yorkshire was so attractive to the programme's producers:

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    Video caption: Jenna Coleman stars in Victoria - much of which was filmed in North Yorkshire
  13. Gas made from waste ice cream in North Yorkshire

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Waste from a North Yorkshire ice cream factory is being turned into gas to provide energy for the National Grid.

    Sugar and fat left by the manufacturing process is changed into biomethane by micro organisms in an anaerobic digester.

    The factory in Leeming Bar produces own-label products for supermarkets and confectionery companies.

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    Video caption: Gas made from waste ice cream
  14. 'Extensive enquiries' in search for missing pregnant woman

    Police say "extensive enquiries" are being carried out in and around York in a bid to find a heavily pregnant woman who's gone missing.

    Nathalie Goodall

    Nathalie Goodall, who's 40, was last seen at about 20:30 yesterday evening after she left York Hospital on Wigginton Road.

    She could be acting strangely, police says.

    Nathalie's described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, with dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a black pinafore dress.

    Insp David Hunter has made a direct appeal to Nathalie: "If you see or hear this appeal yourself, please get in touch the police or your family straight away to put worried minds at ease – we need to know you are safe and well."

  15. York's sporting prowess gets low ranking

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    We've just finished celebrating the exploits of North Yorkshire's athletes at the Rio Olympics, but it appears that otherwise the City of York is not too good at sport.

    A new report suggests only Blackpool is worse than York when it comes to being a sporting city. 

    York is ranked 48 out of 49 cities in the survey which considered factors such as value for money, sporting history and venues. 

    The report's author, Doctor Thomas Curran from the University of Bath, explains how the ranking was calculated:

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    Video caption: A Bath University survey ranks York as a poor sporting city
  16. Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire: County Championship Day Four

    BBC Sport

    It's the final day of the Scarborough Cricket Festival today and North Marine Road continues to play host to Yorkshire's County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.

    The match has been a little topsy-turvy so far with Yorkshire struggling in their first innings until they were rescued by Andrew Hodd and Azeem Rafiq who shared a seventh wicket partnership of 132.

    The Tykes' first innings total of 282 seemed even better when they skittled out Notts for just 94.

    A second innings century from Gary Ballance (pictured) then allowed Yorkshire to set an imposing target of 452 to win.

    Gary Ballance

    Yorkshire go into the final day's play needing another seven wickets as Nottinghamshire resume on 61 for 3.

    You can follow their progress on the BBC Cricket website. Play gets under way at 11:00.

  17. Watch: Street eats in Harrogate

    Gareth Barlow

    Journalist, BBC Radio York

    Where can you get street performers and music alongside a pizza, paella or artisan burger this bank holiday weekend? 

    The answer is Harrogate's Valley Gardens - the venue for the UK's first National Street Food and Family Fun Festival.

    I've been along for a sneak preview this morning:

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    Video caption: Harrogate Street Food Fesitval is taking place in the Valley Gardens
  18. Parents face charges for 'free' childcare, nurseries warn

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    A government scheme offering 30 hours of childcare a week to working parents of three- and four-year-olds in England is to be piloted in York next month. 

    However, parents who claim the extra free childcare from September will be asked to pay charges to help make up for a funding shortfall, nurseries have warned.

    Nursery school

    But the Pre-school Learning Alliance says providers may refuse to offer the care because it could cost them money. 

    The government says it's set to spend a record amount on childcare.

  19. Appeal over missing pensioner

    A pensioner who's been missing from his home in Leeds since Tuesday could be in North Yorkshire, police say.

    Ian Collinson

    Ian Collinson, 73, was last seen waiting for a bus in High Street, Micklefield, at about 09:30 on Tuesday morning.

    Mr Collinson is known to travel on buses to neighbouring villages such as Garforth and South Milford and into Leeds city centre, but he also sometimes walks into North Yorkshire.

    He's described as white, about 5ft 7ins tall, slim, with short white hair. He wears glasses and uses a walking stick and was wearing blue jeans.