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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 6 October 2016
  3. Search for missing student focuses on Castlegate area of River Foss
  4. Men sought over attempted theft of two vehicles in Skipton
  5. CT scan reveals sea turtle surprise in Scarborough
  6. York boss McNamara 'will resign' if they fail in next National League game

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By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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Turtle having CT scan

A brain-damaged sea turtle is transported from North Yorkshire to London to receive its first CT scan.

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Five things we've 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 Friday.

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

  1. The search for missing York student Ethan Peters is to focus on the Castlegate area of the River Foss
  2. Cuadrilla, one of several companies wanting to frack for shale gas in North Yorkshire, says the government's approval of its plans to frack at one of two proposed sites in Lancashire has encouraged them to push ahead with applications to drill here
  3. Selby Council's bought an old red phone box for £1 and wants suggestions for what to do with it
  4. Plans for a major makeover of York's "brutalist" and controversial Stonebow House are expected to be approved
  5. And a rescued sea turtle at Scarborough Sea Life Centre has been hauled out of her tank to undergo a CT scan which revealed something nobody expected - she's carrying eggs

Let's finish today with yet more BBC Weather Watcher pictorial evidence that autumn seems absolutely determined to happen, no matter what!

Autumn pic
BBC

Thanks to Garry Hornet for these golden leaves of Flaxton.

See you tomorrow.

Tactical Response Vehicles arrive in North Yorkshire

Harrogate Informer

The first four Tactical Response Vehicles approved as part of the Fire Cover Review in 2014 and 2015 have arrived in North Yorkshire.

At Harrogate and Scarborough, the TRV will replace one of the two standard shift-crewed fire engines, and at Malton, Northallerton, Ripon and Tadcaster it will replace the standard day-crewed fire engine.

Fire engines
Harrogate Informer

York boss demands 'passionate and committed' reaction to resignation threat

More on the news that York City boss Jackie McNamara says he'll quit the club if the team fail to achieve a "positive" result in Saturday's National League game at Braintree.

York City FC entrance
Google

In a statement on the club's website, McNamara says: "In light of the disappointing performance and result last night, York City manager Jackie McNamara has considered his position going forward.

"The manager will be looking for a passionate and committed reaction from the players after the capitulation at Nethermoor Park on Tuesday evening."

Firm aims to push ahead with North Yorkshire fracking plans

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The government's approved fracking at one of two proposed sites in Lancashire, which the company Cuadrilla had applied to frack for shale gas.

The company also wants to frack in North Yorkshire and has told BBC Radio York today it plans to push ahead with applications to drill for shale gas here. 

Fracking placards
BBC

An application from Third Energy to drill at a site near Pickering was approved earlier this year.

Nick Cowern, a member of campaign group Frack Free Ryedale, says today's decision is a missed opportunity.

The government should have set a long overdue policy direction towards replacing fossil fuel, and instead we're seeing the same old, same old."

Nick CowernFrack Free Ryedale

Campaigners against fracking have expressed fears about safety, but Cuadrilla's chief executive, Francis Egan, insists the process will not be dangerous.

We've been through an exhaustive environmental assessment on this. We've assessed everything: noise, traffic, water, emissions, and the Environment Agency are entirely comfortable with it."

Francis EganCuadrilla chief executive

North Yorkshire's weather: A bright and pleasant afternoon

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's another dry day with plenty of sunny spells

We'll see a little more in the way of cloud, but it'll still be bright enough and feeling pleasant enough this afternoon. 

An easterly breeze with highs today of about 15C (59F).

Weather graphic
BBC

Your headlines this lunchtime

The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

Watch: Police appeal over missing York student

Police are appealing for people's help in finding missing York student Ethan Peters, who hasn't been seen since late on Sunday night.

Speaking in York a short time ago, Insp Martin Metcalfe said the search for Mr Peters, 20, is to focus on the Castlegate area of the River Foss.

He said Mr Peters' disappearance was "totally out of character" and asked anyone with information which could help locate him to get in touch:

Search for missing student 'to focus on Castlegate area of River Foss'

The search for a York student who's been missing since Sunday night is to focus on the Castlegate area of the River Foss, police say.

Ethan Peters
North Yorkshire Police

Ethan Peters, 20, hasn't been seen since just before midnight on Sunday in Coney Street and police say his disappearance is "totally out of character".   

Officers say they're concentrating on the Castlegate area because it's on the route home Mr Peters may have taken.

North Yorkshire Police say the river search is just one line of enquiry, and they are also checking CCTV to try and trace his movements.

The gigs to see in York in October 2016

YorkMix

Ian Massey writes: As I perused the listings in preparation for this month's column I noticed a couple of more subtle shifts in the live music scene in York.

First up was the fact that The Basement only had four listed for October, secondly, I noticed that Fibbers is continuing to diversify with, alongside an evening featuring ex-Liverpool footballers Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler, two nights of stand-up comedy.

gig
YorkMix

Watch: What would you do with an old phone box - get 'engaged' for £1?

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

There can be few things so instantly recognisable as the red British phone box.

It's a landmark which, before the advent of the internet and mobile phones, peppered our public spaces and had us running towards them, our pockets full off twopenny and ten penny pieces.

The classic red kiosk was even voted the greatest British design of all time in 2015.

Nowadays it's a surprise to spot one of these once familiar sights, but in Selby the red phone box opposite the abbey has been saved from ruin by the town council which has bought it for the grand total of £1. 

The Mayor of Selby, Steve Shaw-Wright, says councillors are now looking for suggestions of what to do with what he describes as a "cultural icon".

Severe roadworks: A165 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC Travel

A165 North Yorkshire both ways severe roadworks, between Filey Road and Eastway.

A165 North Yorkshire - A165 Filey Road in Scarborough closed and expected delays in both directions between South Cliff Roundabout and Osgodby Roundabout, because of resurfacing work. Diversion in operation - via the A64 Seamer Road.

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CT scan reveals sea turtle surprise in Scarborough

A rescued sea turtle at Scarborough Sea Life centre has had her most revealing medical to date.

She's been hauled out of her tank to undergo a CT scan which revealed something nobody expected - she's carrying eggs.

Loggerhead turtle Antiopi arrived at the centre nearly 20 years ago from a rescue facility in Athens where she'd been treated for a head wound.

Antiopi underwent her scan as part of a project between London's Royal Veterinary College and the Sea Life Centre to see if CT scans can help evaluate the extent of brain or spinal injuries in sea turtles.

sea Turtle
Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary

The scan confirmed she'd suffered major damage to the hind part of her brain from either a collision with a boat - or a deliberate blow from an unsympathetic fisherman.

Antiopi appeared otherwise to be in pretty good health, but there was a surprise for Lyndsey Crawford and her team at the Sea Life Centre when the scan also revealed the sea turtle is carrying eggs.

"She doesn’t have a mate, and the eggs will not be fertile, but it was really useful to know she’s carrying eggs," says Lyndsey.

"We've built a haul-out ramp and a small beach at the top of her tank so she can lay the eggs, and can now watch out for signs she's ready to do this and make sure she's not disturbed when the time comes."

sea Turtle
Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary

Satff at the centre say Antiopi is now back in her tank swimming around as if nothing has happened.

Major makeover for York's 'fatally flawed' brutalist landmark

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Officials are expected to approve the transformation of York's "brutalist" Stonebow House later.

Developers want to refurbish the shops at the bottom and turn most of the office block into apartments.

The 1960s building, described by Historic England as "fatally flawed", will also get a makeover - with glazing and cladding added.

Stonebow
Google/YorkMix

City of York Council says: "The landscaping scheme associated with the application to transform the building will enhance the conservation area."

The current Stonebow House is a "landmark building which detracts from the character of the area", according to Historic England.

It is fundamentally flawed in the way it relates to its setting. It's out of scale with the historic townscape and blocks views of neighbouring churches."

Historic England

Ousewater: A poem for York on National Poetry Day

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

National Poetry Day, today's nation's annual celebration of poetry, began with the Prince of Wales reading Seamus Heaney's poem The Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4.  

On BBC Radio York we asked poet Hannah Davies to come up with verses about a local landmark and she chose to celebrate one of York's two rivers.

Here she is with her poem, Ousewater:

Men sought over attempted theft of two vehicles in Skipton

Several men seen acting suspiciously in the Craven area are being sought by police in connection with the attempted theft of two vehicles in Skipton.

The men, who were using a white hatchback Ford C-Max, were seen between 11:30 and 12:30 trying to steal a Land Rover and trailer from an address in Calton and a quad bike from Elslack.

They're believed to be aged between 18 and 25-years-old and were dressed in dark clothing and gloves.

The van they were using had previously been seen driving around the Cowling area, police say.

Anyone with information about the suspects is being asked to contact police as soon as possible.

Jackie McNamara has one more game to save his York City career

Yorkshire Post

The future of embattled York City manager Jackie McNamara has taken another bizarre twist after he agreed to tender his resignation if the Minstermen fail to "gain a positive result" at Braintree on Saturday.

Jackie McNamara
Yorkshire post

North Yorkshire fracking campaigners await Lancashire decision

Mike Kemp

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Campaigners for and against fracking in North Yorkshire are waiting to hear a key government decision today. 

An announcement is due to be made on whether drilling for shale gas can go ahead in two areas in Lancashire. 

Last year, Lancashire County Council rejected the applications by the energy firm, Cuadrilla. 

The company appealed and ministers said they would make the final ruling because of the importance of the case.  

Fracking
BBC

Today's decision could have an impact on plans to frack on this side of the Pennines. 

An application to drill for shale gas at Kirby Misperton near Pickering was approved earlier this year.

If the plans to frack in Lancashire are approved it's likely to generate new momentum for companies wanting to extract shale gas in North Yorkshire. 

In North Yorkshire, Cuadrilla, Igas, Ineos and Third Energy all have Government approved licences to explore the potential of fracking for shale gas.

Council has not received any bids to run York's Park and Ride service

The Press

A bus company has explained why it decided not to bid to continue running York's Park and Ride service, after City of York Council revealed it had received no satisfactory bids to manage the service.

York Park and Ride
The Press

North Yorkshire's weather: A dry and sunny day

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a chilly start, but also a dry day to come with plenty of sunny spells

We'll see a little more in the way of cloud, but it'll still be bright enough and feeling pleasant enough this afternoon. 

Watch my full forecast here:

The seven screens of Scarborough? Decision day for town's multiplex cinema

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Scarborough's first multiplex cinema is likely to be approved today.

The development would "create a focus for the North Bay area", according to council planners.

The proposed cinema would have seven screens and about 1,000 seats. 

It's already been agreed it should be built in the North Bay rather than the town centre, and today planners will consider its design, which includes a curved "wave" roof.

Cinema
Benchmark Leisure

There will also be a multi-storey car park, flats and commercial premises.

Benchmark Leisure, the company responsible for Scarborough's new water park, is behind the development. 

Traffic and travel: Traffic lights out in York

Watch out if you're travelling in York city centre this morning...

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York boss McNamara 'will resign' if they fail in next National League game

BBC Sport

York City boss Jackie McNamara says he'll resign if the team fail to achieve a "positive" result in Saturday's National League game at Braintree.

Jackie McNamara
Rex Features

The Scot met the club chairman on Wednesday following a 6-1 defeat at Guiseley the previous evening.

"Sometimes the easiest thing to do is to just walk away, hold your hands up and let somebody else come in," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

The former Scotland defender, 42, was appointed last November.

The Minstermen have won only eight games since McNamara, who previously managed Dundee United and Partick Thistle, replaced Russ Wilcox as boss.  

North Yorkshire's weather: A dry day with sunny spells

BBC Weather

It'll be another dry day across North Yorkshire with some sunny spells, but perhaps a little more in the way of cloud around compared to earlier in the week. 

But, despite the sunshine, it will feel rather cool in exposure to the continuing easterly wind.  

Weather graphic
BBC

Your headlines this morning

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

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

River search for missing York student continues

Police are expected to continue their search for a missing York student today

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

Ethan Peters
North yorkshire Police

Officers have examined CCTV footage taken in the area at the time and an underwater team will continue to search the River Foss today, police have confirmed.  

Ethan's disappearance has been described as "completely out of character".  

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.  

Traffic and Travel: Filey Road closed

BBC Travel

On the roads, the A165 Filey Road is closed in both directions for resurfacing work between the Osgodby Roundabout and Stonepit Lane.

Filey rd
Google

The rest of the roads across the county seem to be running well at the moment.  

On the rails, the trains in and out of York Railway Station are all currently running to time - you can keep up to date with the departure board here.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

I'll be with you until 14:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across North Yorkshire.  

We finished yesterday with an autumnal pic and I thought we'd start today with this beautiful pic of Whitby, which to me looks very wintry. 

Whitby
BBC

The snappily titled Bluebeard39 is one of our brilliant BBC Weather Watchers and sent this in - there's something about the perspective in this picture I really like.

Pictures from you, whatever your perspective, are always welcome - you can send them in via TwitterFacebook or email.