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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 1 September 2016
  3. Abbot of Ampleforth 'steps aside' over abuse complaints
  4. Appeal after woman punched in face by attacker in own home
  5. Summer 'seagull mugging' total hits 22 in North Yorkshire
  6. Rugby league 'to stay at Bootham Crescent for next two seasons'

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 - thanks for spending some time with us. We'll be back again from 07:00 on Friday.

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

    1. When you're eating outside on the Yorkshire coast, you'd better watch out for seagulls.

    2. York City Knights will be able to play their home games at Bootham Crescent for the next two seasons, according to a new agreement between City of York Council and York City FC.

    3. If you watch BBC programmes on the iPlayer, from today you'd better have a TV licence.

    4. York's bowlers say the council's planned 150% rise in maintenance fees could price many of them out of the game.

    5. How do you get thousands of people all reading and discussing the same book? Simple - give away 5,000 copies of it for free...

    I'll leave you with this image taken outside Harrogate by one of our BBC Weather Watchers, Roger Litton... 

    Sheep in heather
  2. Yorkshire Olympians Laugher and Clancy recognise Unsung Heroes

    Yorkshire Olympians Jack Laugher and Ed Clancy have paid tribute to volunteers who have helped their careers and want you to vote for this year's Unsung Hero.

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    Video caption: Yorkshire Olympians recognise Unsung Heroes

    Harrogate-born Laugher, who won the men's synchronised 3m springboard in Rio with Chris Mears, pays tribute to former coach Damian Ball.

    Clancy, from Barnsley, has won three successive Olympic gold medals in cycling's team pursuit and remembers his first cycling club, Holme Valley Wheelers.

    Find out how you can nominate your BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for your areahere.

  3. Golden Rio memories for Tom Ransley

    Nathan Turvey

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    It's only a couple of weeks since the Rio Olympics and some athletes may still be getting used to having that lump of gold around their neck.

    Tom Ransley achieved gold in the Men's Eight Rowing, having learned his craft as a member of York City Rowing Club.

    On the BBC Radio York Breakfast Show, I asked him if he'd got used to being an Olympic gold medallist:  

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    Video caption: The former York Rowing Club member talks about winning Olympic Gold
  4. Police warning after spate of burglaries in Harrogate

    People living in Starbeck and Granby in Harrogate are being warned to be vigilant after a spate of burglaries earlier this week.

    Three houses were targeted overnight between Sunday 28 August and Monday 29 August, with thieves gaining entry to homes in Avenue Street, Greenfields Avenue and Wedderburn Road through unlocked doors and windows.

    Items stolen included purses, wallets, mobiles and tablets along with a quantity of cash.

    Insp Penny Taylor says: "With the warmer weather residents may inadvertently leave doors and windows open, which then leaves their property at risk of an opportunistic thief. 

    "We advise all residents to check their windows and doors each night before going to bed to ensure their home is secure."

  5. Rugby league to stay at Bootham Crescent

    Rugby League will be played at Bootham Crescent for the next two seasons, it's been announced.

    York City Knights

    A statement from City of York Council says it's come to an agreement with York City that will allow the sport to be played there until the new Community Stadium opens.

    However, the transfer of this agreement to a rugby league club is subject to "an adequate resolution of the ongoing ownership matters" at York City Knights.

    Under the current ownership, the Knights have nowhere to play next season.

  6. Masters hero tees off in golf tourism drive

    Yorkshire Post

    Reigning US Masters champion Danny Willett is backing a plan to put Yorkshire's world famous fairways at the heart of a new nationwide golf tourism campaign which will see special golf trails created featuring clusters of courses in Leeds, Harrogate, York and Sheffield.

    Danny Willett
  7. North Yorkshire's weather: Hazy sunshine and thicker cloud

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Any early sunshine will turn hazy through the afternoon as cloud thickens from the west.

    One or two spots of rain are possible in the far north by early evening.

    The top Temperature will be about 19C (66F).

    Weather forecast
  8. Seaside 'gull mugging': Your views

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    I've been telling you today about new figures which reveal the extent of "gull muggings" in North Yorkshire's seaside towns.

    According to stats compiled by Scarborough Borough Council, 22 people say they've been the victim of over-enthusiastic seagulls since March, with Scarborough itself worst affected.

    This is what you've been telling us about your experiences:

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  9. Your headlines this lunchtime

    BBC Radio York

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  10. Abbot of Ampleforth 'steps aside' over abuse complaints

    A senior figure at one of England's top Roman Catholic public schools has "stepped aside" as police investigate allegations of historic abuse.

    Ampleforth Abbey

    Ampleforth Abbey said its Abbot, Cuthbert Madden, 61, had denied any wrongdoing. 

    North Yorkshire Police confirmed a man in his 60s had been voluntarily interviewed under caution. 

    The allegations date from the 1990s and involve four pupils at the Abbey's school, Ampleforth College. 

  11. Listen: Get ready to explore the world of books

    Jonathan Cowap

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    How do you get thousands of people all reading and discussing the same book? Simple - give away 5,000 copies of it for free...

    In October, York will launch this year's Big City Read, and the book chosen is Regeneration by Pat Barker.

    There'll be a whole series of talks, lectures, events, performances, all relating to the theme of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation. 

    Wendy Kent is part of the team behind the project from York Explore and she's told me why reading is so important - especially later in life:

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    Video caption: York Explore will give away 5000 copies of Regeneration to encourage reading
  12. Fees hike threatens future of York bowls clubs

    The Press

    Bowls organisers believe the sport on a local level is "heading for a train crash" after City of York Council more than doubled maintenance fees for council greens.

    Clubs who play on greens at Clarence Gardens, Scarcroft Road, Glen Gardens, The Retreat and West Park have been told fees to maintain the venues would go up from £2,000 a year to £5,000.  

    Bowls
  13. Vale of York CCG starts life under special measures

    Sarah Urwin

    BBC Radio York News

    The body which runs health services in York meets today for the first time since it was placed in special measures

    Earlier this year NHS England said leadership, finances, planning and performance at the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) were inadequate.

    hospital

    Its finances were also in the red by over £6m at the end of the last financial year.

    Members of the public can attend the meeting which takes place at the City of York Council offices on Station Rise.

  14. TV licence iPlayer rules come into force

    TV viewers are being reminded that all users of the iPlayer must now own a TV licence, regardless of whether or not they watch programmes live.

    iPlayer screen

    The new rules, which will close the so-called "iPlayer loophole", have come into effect this morning.

    Previously, only viewers who were watching shows as they were being broadcast required a licence.

    That meant it was legal to watch content after broadcast via the catch-up service without paying the annual £145.50 fee.

    The change comes after the government said it wanted to modernise the current system, so those watching catch-up TV do not get "a free ride". 

  15. Woman punched in face by attacker

    A 27-year-old woman was left with facial injuries after being attacked by a man in her own home in Colburn, near Richmond.

    The victim was assaulted in the lounge of her home in Beechwood Grove at about 19:30 on Tuesday 23 August after the man entered the house through rear patio doors which were open.

    He grabbed the woman by her hair and punched her twice in the face before leaving the house via the back garden.

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    The man's described as between 27 and 31, white, 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build with short dark hair and a pale complexion with gaunt cheeks and stubble on his face. 

    He's also described as having a yellow or stained tooth on the upper left side of his mouth.

    Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact police.

  16. Listen: Childcare pilot scheme starts in York

    Sarah Urwin

    BBC Radio York News

    Nurseries in York say parents could be forced to pay extra charges for childcare because of a new government scheme which starts in the city today

    The government's promised 30 hours of free childcare every week to working parents by 2017. 

    York is one of the pilot cities for the plan, but nurseries in the area say parents may need to pay to cover a funding shortfall. 

    Vanessa Warne runs a nursery in York and says she could lose about £25,000 a year.

    However, she believes the scheme is ultimately a good idea:

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    Video caption: A new pilot to provide free childcare starts today in York
  17. Your North Yorkshire sport headlines

    BBC Sport

    Liam Plunkett

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

  18. North Yorkshire's weather: Sunshine to start, cloudy later

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A dry and bright start with light winds, however early sunshine will turn hazy through the afternoon as cloud thickens from the west.

    One or two spots of rain are possible later.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: BBC Look North's Abbie Dewhurst has Yorkshire's forecast on Thursday 1 September 2016.