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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 5 September 2016
  3. Call to limit number of takeaways in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey
  4. New £6m Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter enters service
  5. Sutton Bank closed for a week for essential repairs
  6. York's air quality improving, but still work to do - report
  7. 'Dark Skies' status for North York Moors National Park Centre

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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 time with us. Our BBC Local Live service resumes at 07:00 on Tuesday morning.

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

    1. Takeaways in our coastal towns are exacerbating the seagull problem because of the extra litter, leading to calls to limit their number

    2. North Yorkshire has the country's finest village side in cricket.

    3. The North York Moors National Park Centre is just perfect for stargazing - it's official.

    4. Public transport in the more rural areas of our county is at a premium, and campaigners want to change that

    5. Bell ringers are apparently in short supply - is campanology your bag?

    I'll leave you with this great image of a hazy-looking Bishopthorpe sent in by one of our BBC Weather Watchers, Mal.

  2. 'Mass ap-peal': Are we running out of bell ringers?

    Jonathan Cowap

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    What sound sums up Englishness to you? Is it leather on willow, the sound of a beer being poured, a song thrush singing heartily? 

    Or is it perhaps the sound of church bells, which have been calling the faithful to worship for centuries?

    However recent research suggests that many churches are finding it difficult to recruit bell ringers. 

    I've been to see the Ringing Master at Selby Abbey, Roger Riley, to find out more about bell ringing in North Yorkshire.

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    Video caption: Jonathan Cowap visits the bell-ringers at Selby Abbey

    If you fancy taking up bell ringing you can try it out on Thursday 8 September at Selby Abbey from 18:00. Anyone from eight-years-old upwards is eligible.  

  3. York prepares to laugh again


    When the Hyena Lounge closed its doors in June, comedy fans in York maybe felt a little bereft.

    However, there's no need to worry where your next regular dose of comedy is coming from as there are three new comedy nights happening this autumn.  

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  4. Brexit: 'People aren't holding their breath'

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    All day today, across TV and radio, the BBC is looking at the Brexit vote and what the feeling is like in the country now we've had time to reflect on that momentous night in June.

    Earlier on BBC Radio York, I spoke to Ben Fuller, head of politics at St Peters School in York, and asked him if he thinks there's a definite plan in place to take us forward:

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    Video caption: Politics teacher Ben Fuller on whether the government has a Brexit plan

    Remember, you can keep up to date with everything Brexit-related on the BBC News page.

  5. North Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy afternoon, getting humid

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Some bright or sunnier spells, especially in the east, but overall quite a lot of cloud developing this afternoon

    Becoming increasingly humid with a gentle southerly breeze.

    A top temperature of about 20C (68F) 

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  6. Listen: Is public transport in rural areas sustainable?

    Jonathan Cowap

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    The government is being urged to take immediate action to improve public transport in rural areas. 

    The new Bus Services Bill is being debated in the House of Lords, but The Campaign for Better Transport says it doesn't do enough to improve bus routes for remote communities like those in the Yorkshire Dales.

    I spoke to Lianna Etkind from the campaign and put it to her that it it'll be difficult to put more money into rural transport at a time of austerity:

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    Video caption: Campaign for Better Transport spokesperson on rural transport issues
  7. Your headlines this lunchtime

    BBC Radio York

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

    • Campaigners say the new Bus Services Bill which is going through the House of Lords at the moment doesn't do enough to help rural areas like North Yorkshire
    • A new £6m helicopter has entered service with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the first of two new YAA aircraft to take to the skies over Yorkshire
    • Officials in Scarborough are due to discuss whether the number of takeaways in North Yorkshire's seaside towns should be limited
  8. Sessay CC: That momentous final wicket falls...

    Congratulations have been flooding in to Sessay Cricket Club after their record-breaking win in the National Village Cricket Cup Final at Lord's.

    They racked up a huge 307 for 5 in their 40 overs before reducing opponents Sibton Park from Kent to 188 all out in 36.5 overs.

    Thanks to The Cricketer for this clip of the final wicket falling to give Sessay victory: 

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  9. New £6m Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter enters service

    Trevor Gibbons

    BBC News Online, Yorkshire

    A new £6m helicopter has entered service with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).

    New YAA helicopter

    The Airbus H145 is the first of two that are to replace the charity's current ageing aircraft.

    The new helicopter can fly at night has exceptional flight performance and lower operational and maintenance costs, said the YAA.

    With the call sign G-YAAC, it flew on the weekend and is to operate from the Nostell Estate, near Wakefield.

    The other new helicopter - G-YOAA - is expected to be in service later in the year and will be based at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk.

  10. Listen: How are we feeling 10 weeks on from Brexit decision?

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    It's just over two months since voters in Britain made a historic decision to leave the EU, but do you feel any different? Has anything changed?  

    A survey carried out for the BBC has found almost two thirds of British adults are positive about the future, although the survey also suggests one in four Britons have thought about leaving the UK to live elsewhere.

    BBC Radio York has been speaking to people in York about how they're feeling - the city was one of the only places in Yorkshire that voted to remain in the EU. 

    They say they've not seen much difference: 

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    Video caption: York people give their views on the Brexit vote ten weeks on

    But what about in Scarborough where they had the biggest vote in percentage terms to leave the European Union in North Yorkshire? 

    BBC Radio York's Mike Kemp has been gauging opinion:

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    Video caption: What's the view of Scarborough folk ten weeks on from the Brexit vote?

    Inside Out on BBC2 tonight at 19:30 will have a closer look at what Brexit means right across Yorkshire.

  11. Sutton Bank closed for essential repairs

    BBC Travel

    One of North Yorkshire's most important roads is closed today and for the rest of the week as essential maintenance is carried out at Sutton Bank on the A170 between Thirsk and Helmsley.

    Sutton Bank carries the A170 up an extreme gradient, which means that annual maintenance is needed to ensure the road remains in good condition. 

    The work this year includes the annual inspection and maintenance of the rock face.

    Sutton Bank

    Access to premises on Sutton Bank will be maintained whenever possible, according to North Yorkshire County Council.

    However, the nature of the work means access may be restricted at times. The closure is expected to last one week, depending on the weather, with traffic being diverted along the caravan route through Coxwold and Ampleforth along Thirsk Bank.   

  12. Stargazers enjoy the dark side of North Yorkshire

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    A beauty spot in the North York Moors National Park has been named as one of the country's best places for stargazing.


    It's one of 17 Dark Sky Discovery Sites chosen for "Dark Skies" statues by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the UK's leading funder of astronomy research. 

    Experts say the grounds of the Moors National Park Centre at Danby are ideal thanks to low light pollution, allowing people to see the Milky Way on clear nights.

  13. North Yorkshire in pictures: Rainbow - or 'fogbow' - over York

    Thanks to Steve Cullabine for sending us this picture of what appears to be a rainbow over York this morning - even though there's been no rain.

    Steve, who took the picture from Lendal Bridge, says: "It looks like it's a cross between a fogbow and a rainbow!"

    Rainbow over York

    We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of North Yorkshire. You can get send your photos via TwitterFacebook or email.

  14. York's air quality improving - but still work to do

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    Air quality in York is improving though it's still lagging behind national guidelines in some parts of the city, according to new statistics from City of York Council.

    Over 230 sites across the city monitor nitrogen dioxide levels, and in four areas it's been found to be still higher than it should be. 

    The latest results will be presented by the executive member of the City of York Council responsible for the environment, councillor Andrew Waller, at a council session today.

    One of the things the council's  looking to do is work with bus operators to clean the air on the busiest routes.

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  15. Sessay do it in record style at Lord's

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    Sessay Cricket Club, based near Thirsk, have set new records as they thrashed Kent side Sibton Park in the final of the National Village Cricket Cup at Lord's

    Undaunted by appearing at the home of cricket, Sessay made the biggest ever total in a National Village Cricket Cup Final as they won by 119 runs.

    They reached 307 for 5, with batsman Simon Mason hitting a magnificent 138 - which is now the biggest ever individual score in a final.

    BBC Radio York reporter Barry Parker was there as the Sessay runs piled up:

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    Video caption: The side from near Thirsk won the National Village Cricket Cup at Lord's
  16. North Yorkshire's weather: A cloudy day

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tending to brighten but overall quite a lot of cloud today, with the best of any brightness away from the hills.

    Becoming increasingly humid. 

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: BBC Look North's Keeley Donovan has Yorkshire's forecast for Monday 5 September 2016.
  17. Clear-up following accident at West Witton

    Clearing up is under way on the A684 at West Witton near Leyburn.

    As North Yorkshire Police's Road Policing Group suggest, it looks like things could've been a lot worse:

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  18. Poldark: How film-makers bring the show to life

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    As Poldark returns to our TV screens, BBC News has been talking to Dr Hannah Greig from York University about period drama and historical accuracy.

    She's the programme's historical adviser, and from checking appropriate use of language in the script to working out what a bow of a ship might look like in 1790, she tries to ensure Poldark is as accurate as it can be.


    But, she says, sometimes the show sacrifices historical accuracy for the sake of staying true to the novels, which were written by author Winston Graham in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

    When researching for the show, the University of York lecturer says she always returns to 18th century source material.

    "I'll use things like Old Bailey records to see what words should be said in a courtroom. I have advised on the content of letters, adverts on a wall and what a children's book might look like."

    Read more from Dr Greig here.

  19. Your North Yorkshire sport headlines

    BBC Sport

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

    • Richard Brodie is proving it was the right decision for him to return to York City after scoring his fifth goal in five games in Saturday's victory over Solihull Moors, club boss Jackie McNamara says 
    • Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver says he wants more energy from his players when they face FC United of Manchester on Tuesday night
    • York City Knights have secured a League 1 play-off spot after a 30-4 win over London Skolars