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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 31 August 2016
  3. Harrogate hospital trust apologises for woman's surgery injury
  4. Renewed appeal over fatal Selby crash
  5. Girls 'struggling with self-image', York Uni report suggests
  6. Thirsk yarnbombers' million-poppy plan for Remembrance Day

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

    That's all for today, we'll be back with you from 07:00 on Thursday. In the meantime, here are five things we've learnt about North Yorkshire today:

    1. Harrogate Hospital has apologised for an incident that saw patient Amanda Walker being left with a dislocated jaw having been admitted for a gynaecological operation.

    2. A University of York report for The Children's Society claims a third of young girls in North Yorkshire are unhappy with their looks while about one in 10 are not happy with their lives overall.

    3. Thirsk's yarnbombers plan to mark Remembrance Day with their usual brand of colourful knitting.

    4. York's retailers may have to put away their 'A'-boards in February, but YorkMix has been checking out their cheeky humour.

    5. A lot of York's historic architecture we love today was preserved because of a government report by Lord Esher, who was appointed 50 years ago today.

    I'll leave you with great pic of York Minster sent in by John Gelson:

    York Minster
  2. Who's your local sporting Unsung Hero?

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    Video caption: Nominate your Unsung Hero for Yorkshire

    In case you missed it earlier, today we're launching the search for Yorkshire's BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for 2016.

    Watch the video above to see Paul Bennett from Leeds - part of the gold medal-winning men's eight at the Rio Olympics - join Ed Clancy in the call for you to send in your nominations.

    Then find out how you can get involved here.

  3. Country bus proves ratings hit

    Yorkshire Post

    Despite having no incidental music and no commentary, a two-hour TV special of a bus trip through the Yorkshire Dales has proved amazingly popular.

    Early audience figures show nearly a million viewers tuned in on Bank Holiday Monday evening to watch the Number 830 Northern Dalesman service make its way through gorgeous scenery.

    Northern Dalesman
  4. Celebrating the city: York named as one of UK's best places to live

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    I mentioned earlier that York's been named as one of the top five places to live in the UK, according to a new survey.

    A good excuse, then, for the council to celebrate just some of this historic city's top views:

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  5. Pregnant women 'discriminated against in workplace'

    Jonathan Cowap

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    What happens to women who tell their boss they're expecting a baby? That's a question I've asked today on the BBC Radio York Mid-morning Show.

    It was prompted by the findings of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee who say that women expecting a baby often face shocking treatment at work, including being forced out of their jobs. 

    The committee's now calling for women to get better protection, including changes to health and safety practices, because of a rise in workplace discrimination.

    Conservative MP Maria Miller is the committee's chair and she's been telling me about some of the most surprising and shocking cases she's been hearing about:

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    Video caption: Chair of Equalities Committee on experiences of pregnant women in the workplace
  6. Fifty years on from Lord Esher's appointment

    The Press

    Fifty years ago today, the government appointed Lord Esher to study how best to preserve the historic centre of York.

    His work over the following years and his landmark report have shaped the city we know today.

    Lendal Bridge, York in the 1960s
  7. North Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells and some showers

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A rather cloudy start to the afternoon with a few spots of light rain for the hills

    Brightening up from the northwest with sunny spells and isolated showers.

    A gentle breeze and temperatures reaching about 20C (68F).  

    Weather graphic
  8. Your headlines this lunchtime

    BBC Radio York

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  9. Renewed appeal over fatal Selby crash

    Police have renewed an appeal for information after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a car in North Yorkshire at the weekend.

    A man in his 40s was struck by a Vauxhall Corsa on the A19 near Brayton at about 08:30 on Sunday. He died a short time later.

    The driver, a man in his 20s who's from Selby, was arrested at the scene. Another male, also in his 20s, was arrested later that day.

    Officers say they particularly want to speak to the occupants of two dark vehicles travelling together prior to the collision through Selby onto Brayton Lane and Doncaster Road.

  10. Unsung Hero 2016: Yorkshire Olympians want your nominations

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    Get Inspired

    Today we've launched the search for Yorkshire's BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for 2016.

    Paul Jubb won the award in 2015 for his work with Bradford Disability Football Club.

    Now, two of Yorkshire's Olympic gold medallists - Ripon's Jack Laugher and Barnsley's Ed Clancy - want you to help find this year's winner:

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    Video caption: Yorkshire Olympians recognise Unsung Heroes

    To find out how to vote for the 2016 BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for Yorkshire, click here.

  11. Listen: It's a dog's life in York

    Nathan Turvey

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    What's the best way to confront a fear of dogs? 

    Two ten-year-old boys from York think they have the answer - arrange a dog show!

    Eamon Khaddi and Alex Murray are the boys behind the show which is due to take place on Friday evening at Hempland Stray, off Burnholme Drive, in York.

    Eamon's been telling me more:

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    Video caption: Two schoolboys are hosting a dog show to reduce fear after being bitten
  12. Football: How to follow transfer deadline day on BBC social media

    BBC Sport

    Transfer deadline day graphic

    You can follow all the deadline day deals via the @BBCSport or@BBCMOTD accounts on Twitter and share your views using #bbcfootball.

    There will be updates on the BBC Sport and Match of the Day Facebook pages, where you can give your reaction as the day progresses.

    Keep an eye on the BBC Sport Instagram page for picture updates from our reporters around the UK.

  13. Easily board? York Mix's take on city's 'A'-board ban

    YorkMix

    A recent decision by the City of York Council to impose a 12-month trial ban on advertising boards has provoked quite a bit of debate among local residents and business owners.

    In response, YorkMix, the website looking at cultural aspects of life in York, has compiled 24 of the best, most humourous boards seen around the city

    humourous 'a' board in York
  14. 'Double whammy' of low skills and lack of opportunity led to Brexit vote - report

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

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    York-based think tank the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has released its analysis of the reasons why the UK voted in June to leave the EU.

    Voting on the issue was divided across economic, educational and social lines, it concludes, with what it describes as a "double whammy" of low skills and lack of opportunity leading to the Brexit vote.

    People earning less than £20,000 a year, with lower qualifications and living in low-skilled areas, were the driving force behind the country voting to leave, the Foundation has found.

    Julia Unwin, Joseph Rowntree Foundation chief executive, says: "The result was a wake-up call: for too long, many communities have been struggling as the country’s prosperity passed them by and missed out on opportunities to build a better life."

  15. 'Slow TV' comes to the Yorkshire Dales

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    Did you miss BBC Four's latest slice of so-called "slow TV" earlier this week? 

    Called All Aboard! The Country Bus, it was a two-hour trip on what must be one of the most spectacular and beautiful bus routes in Britain - right here in North Yorkshire, of course.

    The Northern Dalesman, as the bus on the route is called, was rigged with specialist cameras as it travelled on its journey, snaking across the iconic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. 

    The bus route began in Richmond and took viewers on a lush and varied ride, along a river valley thronged by blossoming hawthorns, through ancient mining villages and wild meadows. Take a look back here.

  16. County Championship: Hampshire v Yorkshire

    BBC Sport

    Today is the first day of Yorkshire's County Championship match against Hampshire at Southampton's Ageas Bowl.

    It's one of four games remaining as the Tykes look to secure their third County Championship title in a row.

    Yorkshire are currently second in the table, five points behind leaders Middlesex - the two sides clash in the last fixture of the season at Lord's.

    Jason Gillespie

    Claiming the hat-trick of titles would be the crowning achievement of the career of coach Jason Gillespie (pictured), who has just announced he's leaving at the end of the season.

    You can follow all the action on the BBC Cricket website from 11:00.

  17. North Yorkshire's weather: A drizzly start, brighter later

    We're seeing a rather cloudy start across Yorkshire, with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle for a time

    But there'll be brighter conditions by the end of the morning and throughout this afternoon, with some sunny spells to enjoy.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: BBC Look North's Owain Wyn Evans has Yorkshire's forecast on Wednesday 31 August 2016.
  18. York 'among best places to live in UK'

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    York's one of the top five places in the UK to bring up a family, according to the findings of a new survey.

    The research, carried out by uSwitch, looks at things like pay, GCSE marks, weather, fast broadband connections and council tax among 33 factors.

    York city centre

    Hertfordshire tops the list, with Cambridgeshire and Central Bedfordshire in second and third places.

    Leicester is ranked worst in England and second from the bottom overall with the fourth worst employment rate in the UK, fewer primary schools, high council tax and poor exam results.

    York has risen from ninth place in last year's Quality of Life Index.

  19. Thirsk yarnbombers' million-poppy plan for Remembrance Day

    Gareth Barlow

    Journalist, BBC Radio York

    Thirsk's yarnbombers have got their knitting needles clacking again.

    The group of ladies from the North Yorkshire market town sprang to fame with their knitted creations for the Tour De Yorkshire and recently helped to celebrate James Herriot's centenary.

    Now they've set their sights on creating a million poppies in time for Remembrance Day in November.

    They've already had a little help with donations of knitted poppies from as far afield as Jersey, Germany and Australia. 

    I've been to Thirsk this morning to see how they're getting on:

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    Video caption: Thirsk Yarnbombers are in the middle of a mammoth effort to knit a million poppies