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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 5 October 2016
  3. Search for missing York man extended to River Foss
  4. Eight care homes in North Yorkshire suspended
  5. Councillor's hunger strike over safeguarding issues
  6. Yorkshire 'has most reliable 4G outside of London'

Live Reporting

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 the end of our live coverage for today, thanks for being with us. We'll be back at 07:00 on Thursday.  

    Meanwhile, let's look back at five things we've learned today: 

    1. An underwater search team is searching the River Foss as part of efforts to find a missing York student
    2. A councillor has started his third day on hunger strike camping outside County Hall in Northallerton to highlight a case involving an elderly resident of a North Yorkshire care home
    3. A "frame football" team that helps children with cerebral palsy play has finished its first ever season
    4. Farmers in Yorkshire are using GPS in their tractors which could eventually help pave the way for driverless vehicles
    5. And tuk tuks have joined the myriad forms of transport using the streets of York

    I'll leave you with what's been a bit of a pictorial theme over the last few days - the changing of the season.

    You need look no further for evidence of the creeping tendrils of autumn than this pic taken in York by BBC Weather Watcher June Gothika.

    Autumn
  2. Watch: Will giving away 5,000 books get people reading?

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, York

    If you haven't picked up a book for a while, perhaps the offer of a free book might inspire you to get back into it?

    Today York's Big City Read gets under way with 5,000 copies of Regeneration by Pat Barker being given away in an effort to get us to read. 

    Here's Wendy Kent from York Explore to tell you how you can get involved:

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    Video caption: Will giving away 5,000 books get people reading?
  3. Pupils spreading kindness across York

    The Press

    Hundreds of children from a York school are spending this week carrying out random acts of kindness.

    Pupils at Yearsley Grove Primary School are planning a variety of activities to spread kindness at the school and elsewhere in the city.

    Yearsley pupils
  4. Watch: Wanna ride on a tuk tuk chuck?

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    Cars, bikes, buses, sightseeing tours - there are so many different ways of getting around York these days, and to that list you can now add the tuk tuk.

    You're more likely to see one of these motorised rickshaws in Bangkok or Mumbai, but Steve Coldrick has brought a couple to the city to give people a different way of getting around.

    I've just had a ride on one and this is how my journey went:

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    Video caption: Steve Coldrick has brought tuk tuks to York
  5. North Yorkshire's weather: A dry but cool afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry afternoon with some sunny spells.

    It will feel rather cool, especially in exposure to the brisk southeasterly wind in the Wolds and North York moors

    Temperatures slightly lower than on Tuesday.

    Weather graphic
  6. 'Small minority of care homes suspended, but we take it seriously' - council

    BBC Radio York

    Several residential homes across North Yorkshire have been suspended due to concerns about standards of care, BBC Radio York has learned.

    The suspension means eight out of North Yorkshire's 270 care homes are currently not allowed to take on new residents, according to North Yorkshire County Council.

    Richard Webb, the authority's corporate director for health and adult services, says despite the suspensions, "North Yorkshire's care homes are generally very good":

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    Video caption: Richard Webb Corporate Director for Health and Adult Services
  7. Your headlines this lunchtime

    BBC Radio York

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  8. Ethan Peters disappearance 'completely out of character'

    The disappearance of a 20-year-old student from York is "completely out of character", police have said.

    Ethan Peters

    Ethan Peters hasn't been seen since just before midnight on Sunday in Coney Street, York.

    Officers are currently examining CCTV footage taken in the area at the time and an underwater team is now due to search the River Foss this afternoon, police have confirmed.

    Insp Martin Metcalfe says: "Ethan's not been seen since Sunday and his disappearance is completely out of character.

    "We're working closely with his family and providing support to them during this difficult time."

    Anyone who thinks they've seen Mr Peters since Sunday, or anyone with information about his whereabouts, is being asked to contact police as soon as possible.

  9. Search for missing York student extended to River Foss

    More on the news that an underwater team is due to search the River Foss this afternoon as police extend their search for a missing York man.

    Ethan Peters

    Ethan Peters, 20, was last seen at about 23:55 on Sunday night in Coney Street, York. 

    Mr Peters, who lives in the Hull Road area, is described as about 5ft 7ins tall, and has dark brown hair. 

    He was last seen wearing glasses, jeans or chinos, a black jacket and a navy blue polo shirt.

    Police say it's "vital" for anyone who thinks they've seen him since Sunday - or has any other information - to contact the force immediately.

  10. Listen: The future of farming - without a farmer in sight?

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Farmers in Yorkshire are using GPS in their tractors which could eventually help pave the way for driverless vehicles.

    The Ordnance Survey and a farming machinery company are forming a new partnership today and claim it will mean very precise GPS tracking which never loses a signal. 

    David Tite, from Driffield Agricultural Society, says it will help farmers get more out of their crops: 

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    Video caption: Driverless tractors

    Does this mean that eventually farmers could simply pre-programme the vehicle, sit back and watch the tractor plough the field on its own?

  11. Watch: 'I will continue for as long as it takes' - Councillor's third day on hunger strike

    Joanita Musisi

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    A councillor has started his third day on hunger strike camping outside County Hall in Northallerton to highlight a case involving an elderly resident of a North Yorkshire care home.

    I spoke to John Clark this morning and he told me he won't stop until more safeguarding is put in place to protect people - and believes it's a widespread problem:

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    Video caption: Councillor JOhn Clark begins day 3 of hunger strike
  12. Guiseley 6 - 1 York City: Lions shine bright to slam Minstermen for six

    Yorkshire Post

    Guiseley ended their wait for their first win of the season in stunning style by thumping York City. 

    The result heaped more pressure on beleaguered York boss Jackie McNamara, who has still not won an away game during his 11-month tenure.

    City and Guiseley badges
  13. Ethan Peters search: Police issue new picture of missing 20-year-old

    More on the search for a man who's been missing from his home in York since Sunday night.

    Police have now issued this latest picture of Ethan Peters, 20, who lives on Hull Road, and who was last seen at about 23:55 on Sunday in Coney Street, York.

    Ethan Peters

    Mr Peters is described as slim, 5ft 7ins tall, with dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing glasses, jeans or chinos, a black jacket and a navy blue polo shirt.

    Police are appealing for anyone who has seen someone matching his description, or who knows of his whereabouts, to get in touch immediately.

  14. Grandfather of missing Yorkshire toddler Ben Needham visits search site

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    I'm on the Greek island of Kos where the search for missing Yorkshire toddler Ben Needham is now in its 10th day.

    The 21-month-old, from Sheffield, went missing in 1991.  

    Ben's family believe he was abducted, but police are investigating whether he was accidentally killed.  

    Ben's grandfather, Eddie, is due visit the farmland later where the search is taking place.

    Kos

    It comes as the team working on the case search through the rubble of the extension of a farmhouse built after Ben disappeared.

  15. Watch: North Yorkshire's championship Rallycross drivers

    Joanita Musisi

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    This morning I'm celebrating the success of a couple of young women from Northallerton who are two of only four women competing in the world of Rallycross.

    Paige and Drew Bellerby have both been racing since they were 14 and have their sights set on eventually competing against the best in the world. 

    I've been to watch their dust fly and tyres squeal:

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    Video caption: Meet Paige and Drew
  16. Eight care homes in North Yorkshire 'suspended'

    Several residential homes across North Yorkshire have been suspended due to concerns about standards of care, BBC Radio York has learned.

    The suspension means eight out of North Yorkshire's 270 care homes are currently not allowed to take on new residents, according to North Yorkshire County Council.

    It comes as John Clark, a North Yorkshire County councillor begins the third day of a hunger strike highlighting a case involving an elderly care home resident in Scarborough.

    Mr Clark says he doesn't believe her case has been investigated properly:

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    Video caption: Councillor hunger strikes to highlight care home concerns

    North Yorkshire police says it's undertaken a thorough investigation, but "didn't find any wrongdoing" at the home and the case was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.

    The Care Quality Commission has told us they are in touch with the family concerned.

  17. Club helps children with cerebral palsy play football

    A "frame football" team that helps children with cerebral palsy play has finished its first ever season.

    Some of the young players in the Scarborough-based club use special frames on wheels designed for speed and agility,

    Money to establish the club came from a local housing charity and it is now supported by the town's football team, Scarborough Athletic.

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    Video caption: Football for children with cerebral palsy
  18. North Yorkshire's weather: Dry with some sunny spells

    Alina Jenkins

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a dry day with some sunny spells

    It should feel rather cool with temperatures slightly lower than on Tuesday.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: BBC Look North's Alina Jenkins has Yorkshire's forecast for Wednesday 5 October 2016.