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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 13 September 2016
  3. Former Scarborough and Harrogate footballer dies after collapsing on pitch
  4. York panto star seriously ill in hospital after motorbike crash
  5. New rules discussed for York sex industry
  6. MPs' seats face axe in boundary review

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By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learnt today in North Yorkshire

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    That's all we've got time for today - thanks for being with us. We're back again with our Local Live service from 07:00 tomorrow.

    In the meantime, here are five things we learnt in North Yorkshire today.

    1. Good wishes have been pouring in to BBC Radio York after Martin Barrass, one of York’s best-loved actors, was badly hurt in an accident
    2. Decision makers in York are discussing proposed new rules for licensing sex establishments in the city
    3. "Striking" new polymer £5 notes have hit the UK's streets, though it could be a few days before they end up here in North Yorkshire
    4. Northallerton's gold medal-winning Rio Paralympics rower has been celebrated with his own shop window display in the town
    5. And "delumptious" celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of top "squibbler" Roald Dahl have taken place at a North Yorkshire Primary School
  2. 'Knights good enough to be in League One final' - Ford

    BBC Sport

    York City Knights coach James Ford says he plans to refresh his "jaded" side in time for the League One play-off semi-final in a fortnight's time, probably against Rochdale.

    York City Knights player

    Losing by 50 points to 8 at Keighley was not ideal preparation, but Ford has told BBC Radio York the players have every reason to give their all, at least once more.

    "You don't get many opportunities to play in a final as a rugby league player. I played for about 15 years and I played in one first team final. These boys have the opportunity to be in a final - they're 80 minutes away," says Ford.

    "They've shown over the season they're good enough to be in there. It's up to me and the rest of the coaches to get their energy up and their confidence up and we'll go from there."

  3. Watch: Full steam ahead for a schoolboy's dream

    Adam Tomlinson

    It's not every day one of your dreams comes true, but one dream I've had since being a schoolboy has finally been fulfilled.

    All this week on BBC Radio York's Afternoon Show we're revelling in the romance of steam with a rail journey along the route of the North Yorkshire Moors railway

    And, to my delight, I've had a ride on the footplate of a B1 Class steam engine, travelling from Pickering to Levisham.

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    Video caption: Adam Tomlinson fulfils a schoolboy dream

    The North Yorkshire Moors Railway stretches for 18 miles from Pickering through Levisham and Goathland to Grosmont and Whitby. 

    It was first built as a horse-drawn tramway in the 1830s by the great Victorian engineer George Stephenson.

    It's the largest preserved heritage railway in the UK and operates with the support of over 550 volunteers.

  4. Condolences for former Scarborough and Harrogate football player

    More tributes have been paid to former Scarborough Athletic and Harrogate Town player Daniel Wilkinson, 26, who has died after falling ill during a match.

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    Daniel collapsed while playing for his current club, Shaw Lane, on Monday and was treated on the pitch before being taken to hospital in Halifax.

  5. Howzat! Watch as cricket bat is split in two by bowler

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    Video caption: Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom's delivery smashed Somerset's Jim Allenby's bat in two
  6. A winning window for Rio gold victor Whiteley

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    There are celebrations in Northallerton after the town's rower, Laurence Whiteley, won gold at the Paralympics in Rio.

    After winning the trunk-and-arms mixed double scull with Lauren Rowles, Laurence says he has to "pinch himself to make sure it's all real".

    This impressive window display in Barkers Department store, which had wished Laurence "good luck", has been changed to congratulate him on his success.

    Barkers in Northallerton window display
  7. Plastic fantastic?: 'Striking' new polymer £5 notes hit the streets

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    From today there could soon be a new feel to the money in your purse or wallet, with the Bank of England releasing the new plastic £5 note.

    New five pound note

    The bank's printed 440 million new notes made of polymer, which they say means they'll be cleaner, stronger and harder to counterfeit.  

    I've had my hands on one of the new notes and you can crunch them up, leave them in your trousers and put them through the wash and they come out the same as they went in!

    Andy Woods, head of coins and medals at the Yorkshire Museum, told me he thinks the new notes look "striking".

    Quote Message: Because the new note is so hard-wearing, it'll stay in the new condition for a lot longer and won't look so dog-eared quite so quickly. from Andy Woods Head of coins and medals, Yorkshire Museum
    Andy WoodsHead of coins and medals, Yorkshire Museum
  8. North Yorkshire's weather: Sunny spells with risk of torrential rain

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A warm afternoon to come with long sunny spells.

    Later on there's the risk of some torrential downpours across the Pennines and the Dales with hail and gusty winds, elsewhere there'll be light winds.

    Maximum temperature will be about 28C (82F). 

    Weather forecast
  9. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Sarah Wakefield

    BBC Radio York News

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  10. Warning over possible hail, lightning and torrential rain for North Yorkshire

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning of torrential rain and possible flash floods for our region this afternoon and this evening.

    Flood sign

    Outbreaks of showery rain may turn torrential and thundery across parts of northern England, including North Yorkshire, and there's a risk of "large hail, frequent lightning and strong winds", according to the Met Office.

    They also warn this could cause "flash flooding and disruption to travel".

  11. Man sought over 'concerning incident' in Knaresborough

    An e-fit image of a man police want to speak to about a suspected sexually motivated incident involving a 12-year-old girl in Knaresborough has been issued by police.

    Efit image

    The incident happened between 08:00 and 08:20 on Friday 9 September when the girl was approached by a man on Charlton Manor Drive as she walked to school. He lifted her rucksack off her back, causing the girl to challenge the man who then walked off.

    There was no direct contact between the man and the girl, but police believe the incident may have been sexually motivated.

    The man is described as aged in his 40s or 50s, well-built, with dark hair, bald on top

    PC Simon Davis says: "This is a concerning incident, and although the girl was not injured, she was understandably upset."

  12. Whizzpopping, whoopsy and whiffling celebrations take place at North Yorkshire school

    Joanita Musisi

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    "Delumptious" celebrations are taking place across the world to mark the 100th anniversary of author Roald Dahl's birth. 

    At Appleton Roebuck Primary they're having a party and, following in the tradition of Roald Dahl, Gez Walsh, a talented "squibbler" himself, is also there performing some poems. 

    This one, about a spot in a painful place, is Introduced by pupils Arnie, Oliver and Liam:

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    Video caption: Roald Dahl birthday celebrations at Appleton Roebuck Primary.
  13. Good wishes pour in for injured York star

    BBC Radio York

    Good wishes have been pouring in to BBC Radio York after one of York’s best-loved actors was badly hurt in an accident.

    Martin Barrass as Mr Perks in The Railway Children

    Martin Barrass - best known to York Theatre Royal audiences as one of the stars of its famous annual pantomime - is in intensive care following a motorcycle crash. 

    Dozens of people have taken to BBC Radio York's Facebook page to post their best wishes for a speedy recovery.  

    Facebook comments

    Martin was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after the accident, which happened near Skipton at about 15:00 on Saturday.  

    He's had an operation to stop internal bleeding around his liver. He has a collapsed lung and remains in an induced coma in intensive care.  

  14. Herculean weather pic?

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Look at this great pic Suzanne Thorneycroft sent us of the evening sky over Birdsall in North Yorkshire. 


    I'm a bit eagle-eyed, so I couldn't help noticing that within this great shot that Suzanne's also captured a sleek silhouette of a flying machine.

    Now I'm no expert, but it looks to me like an RAF Hercules. If you know better get in touch via TwitterFacebook or email.

  15. Listen: Ball-by-ball action in Yorkshire's County Championship

    BBC Sport

    It's day two of Yorkshire's penultimate County Championship match. 

    They're playing Somerset at Headingley and Yorkshire are hoping to recover from a shaky start yesterday.

    Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan

    You can follow live ball-by-ball coverage here.

  16. Silent tribute to former Harrogate Town player

    Harrogate Town players will observe a one minute silence ahead of tonight's game against Stalybridge as a tribute to former Town player Daniel Wilkinson, who has died after falling ill during a match.

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    Daniel, 26, who had also played for Scarborough Athletic, collapsed while playing for his current club, Shaw Lane, on Monday.

    He was treated on the pitch before being taken to hospital in Halifax.  

  17. New rules discussed for York sex industry

    Gemma Dillon

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio York

    Decision makers in York are discussing proposed new rules for licensing sex establishments in the city

    They say it's all about "making things clearer" - and the proposals will go out to consultation if approved.

    An unnamed sex shop selling magazines

    The policy has been drafted after a year of research conducted by police and the council. 

    They want clearer guidelines for licence holders for things like opening times and for sexual entertainment venues, specifically the protection of dancers. 

    The council currently licenses one sex shop and two sexual entertainment venues in the city.

  18. 'A great actor and a great guy': Theatre boss's tribute to injured actor

    The chief executive of York Theatre Royal, Liz Wilson, has paid tribute to Martin Barrass, the York actor seriously injured in a motorbike crash at the weekend.

    The panto star and BBC Radio York presenter was on his way back from the Lake District on his motorbike when he was injured in an accident near Skipton.  

    Martin Barrass in Panto

    Speaking on BBC Radio York this morning, Liz Wilson, who has worked with Martin for many years, said he is "loved by everyone".

    Quote Message: He's a great actor and a great guy, a man of the people. He feels it's a privilege to do what he does and that's infectious. People can feel that in him." from Liz Wilson Chief executive, York Theatre Royal
    Liz WilsonChief executive, York Theatre Royal
  19. MPs' seats face axe in boundary review

    Plans to cut the number of constituencies across North, South and West Yorkshire from 44 to 41 are published as part of draft changes to Parliamentary boundaries for England and Wales.

    Boundary changes graphic

    Labour - expected to be hit hardest - said the proposals, by the Boundary Commission, were "undemocratic". But the government said they would "ensure an equal say for each voter". 

    The number of MPs would be cut from 533 to 501 in England, from 40 to 29 in Wales, from 59 to 53 in Scotland and from 18 to 17 in Northern Ireland.

    With four exceptions, every seat in the UK will have no fewer than 71,031 and no more than 78,507 electors.

  20. Tributes paid to former Scarborough and Harrogate player

    Tributes are being paid to former Scarborough Athletic and Harrogate Town player Daniel Wilkinson, 26, who has died after falling ill during a match.

    He collapsed while playing for his current club, Shaw Lane, on Monday and was treated on the pitch before being taken to hospital in Halifax.

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