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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 19 September 2016

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By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've 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 on Tuesday.

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

    1. The Rio Paralympics ended with an exuberant closing ceremony and already a young North Yorkshire boy is being tipped for glory at the next games in 2020
    2. Ryan Sidebottom says he's "delighted" to have signed a new one-year contract with Yorkshire, which will see him spend his 20th season with the club
    3. A high-speed hearse, a shopping trolley and a jet-propelled shed were among the wacky vehicles powering down Elvington Airfield's runway at the weekend, attempting to set new British, European and world speed records
    4. The next time you're walking down Fossgate in York look up and you should notice the re-appearance of a great old feature of the street, the drum clock outside No. 7
    5. And, at the Nidderdale Show, you can put your ears to the test, with a cacophonous cackle of crowing cockerels

    I'll leave you today with a a dip into our BBC Weather Watchers folder and a treat of blue and green:

    Weather Watchers

    The sheep enjoying a beautiful morning in Hawes were sent in by Buttersett Brian and Limpet took the pic of rocks beneath the blue sky of in Summerbridge.

    The glistening river Nidd at Wath comes courtesy of Bobbie and the gentle, blue ocean pic was taken by Gynantonix.

    Our thanks to all.

  2. Cock-a-doodle-don't? A cacophonous cackle of crowing cockerels

    Gareth Barlow

    Journalist, BBC Radio York

    I've been to the last big agricultural show of the North Yorkshire summer today, the Nidderdale Show at Pateley Bridge.

    I took this film while I was there - and as a result I have a challenge for you.

    It's a challenge which comes with a warning for your ears: see if you can listen to this cacophonous crowing of cockerels all the way to the end.

    It's somewhat raucous - you have been warned...

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    Video caption: A raucous cackle of hens at the Nidderdale Show
  3. Yorkshire prison branches out in Tree of the Year competition

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    A tree in Yorkshire has been shortlisted in the Tree of the Year competition - yes, there really is such a thing and it's run by the Woodland Trust.

    The mulberry tree, in the former exercise yard of Wakefield Prison in West Yorkshire, is thought to have been the origin of the nursery rhyme Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.

    Mulberry Bush tree

    It's up against stiff competition, though, from landmark sycamore tree in Northumberland which starred in the movie Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves a 1,000-year-old tree in Lincolnshire.

    However there are fears that should the Mulberry tree win, its acceptance speech may be a bit, er, wooden. I'll get me coat...

  4. The Ship at Acaster Malbis holds its New Year party - in September

    The Press

    Regulars and locals have seen the New Year in at a pub near York - more than eight months late.

    The Ship Inn at Acaster Malbis organised a delayed celebration after it was badly affected by flooding from the River Ouse last December.

    The Ship
  5. Nidderdale Show sign poses more questions than answers

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Take a look at this tweet sent by BBC Radio York's Gareth Barlow who's spent the morning at the Nidderdale Show.

    Your suggestions for inclusion in the "etc" category are welcome...

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  6. Is this 'awesome' view the finest in England?

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    The word "awesome" crops up a lot these days when people are searching for an adjective, and sometimes it's used for something fairly mundane

    But I think it can definitely be used to describe this view from Sutton Bank - truly awesome!

    Sutton Bank

    Thanks very much to Rich Smith for sharing it with us.

    You can send your pics in, awesome or otherwise, via TwitterFacebook or email.  

  7. Sidebottom to play 'huge part' for Yorkshire in 2017 - Moxon

    Today's news that Ryan Sidebottom's signed on the dotted line to keep him at Yorkshire for another season is "a great shot in the arm", according to director of cricket Martyn Moxon.

    Ryan Sidebottom

    Sidebottom, 38, who's amassed 736 first-class wickets, has played a "huge part of our recent success", says Moxon.

    In a statement on the club's website, Moxon says: "Ryan seems able to keep producing the goods on the pitch year in, year out.

    "We’ve got some real competition in our bowling attack at present and having worked his way back from injury for the end of this season, he’ll play a huge part in 2017."

  8. North Yorkshire's weather: Dry for most and even some sunny spells

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll dry up for most further inland this afternoon with some bright spells possible.

    However outbreaks of rain are still possible at times, particularly along the coast.

    Remaining quite cloudy with a light northerly breeze and highs of about 16C (61F). 

    Weather graphic
  9. Your headlines this lunchtime

    BBC Radio York

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  10. 'My grandfather's clock was too tall for the shelf' they hung it in Fossgate instead

    Jonathan Cowap

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    If you're walking down Fossgate in York today, you might notice the re-appearance of a great old feature of the street: the drum clock outside No. 7. 

    The clock was erected in 1915, so after a century it was well overdue for renovation. 

    Fossagte clock

    The repair work has now been completed and the clock returned to its rightful place. 

    Thanks to Jo Armistead, the cousin of Paul Woolons whose grandfather paid for the clock to be placed there all those years ago, for these pics showing Mick Tomlinson (in the hi- viz jacket) and Paul Middlemiss fixing the clock back into place.

  11. Nidderdale aglow for the last big show

    Gareth Barlow

    Journalist, BBC Radio York

    Today is a big day on North Yorkshire's agricultural calendar - it's the last big show of the summer, the Nidderdale Show.

    About 17,000 people are expected at the show at Pateley Bridge, and I popped in before the crowds arrived to snap a few pics.

    Nidderdale Show

    The Nidderdale Show has been around for almost 120 years.

    Today 300 trophies will be awarded to participants competing at all the events here and, according to the organisers, last year there were more classes in the dog show than at Crufts.  

  12. Watch: Next stop Tokyo for future Haxby paralympian Ben

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    The Rio Paralympics have just ended with an exuberant closing ceremony in a packed Maracana stadium - and already a young North Yorkshire boy is being tipped for glory at the next games in 2020.

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    Video caption: Ben Robinson, who's 17, is tipped as a potential medal winner in table tennis.

    Ben Robinson, 17, from Haxby, near York, is tipped as a potential medal winner in table tennis.

    His coach Matthew Porter says Ben has all the skills to take him all the way to Tokyo.

    Quote Message: It's just a case of focusing more on his tactics and awareness. All the skills are there, it's just a case of tightening them up." from Matthew Porter Table tennis coach
    Matthew PorterTable tennis coach
  13. He ain't heavy: 'I’d have done the same for anyone', says Alistair Brownlee

    Yorkshire Post

    Yorkshire' Alistair Brownlee insisted he would have done the same for anyone after dramatically helping his ailing brother Jonny over the finish line at the World Triathlon series finale in Cozumel, Mexico.

  14. Injured York actor and BBC presenter 'returning to consciousness'

    BBC Radio York

    Martin Barrass, one of the stars of York Theatre Royal's famous annual pantomime, who is in intensive care following a motorcycle crash just over a week ago, is "probably out of the acute, life-threatening phase of his injuries", according to his family.

    Martin Barrass

    Martin's family say this news is "a great relief" and provides the most hope they've had so far.

    But they warn the news "does not amount to a guarantee of recovery, as while he remains in ICU there is always a chance he may develop further problems that could be life threatening".

    In a statement, his family says: "He's now gradually returning to consciousness and starting to respond to basic direction e.g. squeezing hands and sticking his tongue out." 

    "I'm sure anyone who has worked with Martin will find it extraordinary that he is following any direction whatsoever!"

  15. Gentlemen, start your sheds: Here's one way to speed up the gardening

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    A high-speed hearse, a shopping trolley, a loo and a jet-propelled shed were among the weird and wacky vehicles powering down Elvington Airfield's runway at the weekend, attempting to set new British, European and world speed records.

    Garden Shed

    The wacky racers were part of the Straightliners Top Speed event being held at the airfield near York.

    Shopping trolley

    Ian King broke a standing-start record on his Gulf Oil Top Fuel Drag Bike, said to be one of the fastest-accelerating motorbikes in the world.

    Meanwhile Kimberly Schijven, from Holland, was the first female rider to complete a kilometre wheelie, while travelling at a speed of 139.7mph.

    However, events were overshadowed when a 43-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after he crashed his gas turbine motorcycle.

  16. Watch: Inside Scarborough's new £14m unversity campus

    Mike Kemp

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    Last week, we were talking about the opening of Scarborough's new University Technical College. 

    Today, the first of about 200 students start at Coventry University's brand new £14m university campus opening in the town.

    I've been taking a look inside:

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    Video caption: Two hundred students start at new university in Scarborough
  17. Listen: Vatican cricket team visits York

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, York

    A pioneering inter-faith cricket tour between Mount Cricket Club, a team of Muslim players from Batley in West Yorkshire, and a St Peter's XI from the Vatican culminates at Headingley today.

    The team from the Vatican were in York yesterday visiting the Bar Convent, which is where I bumped into them.