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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Monday
  2. Updates on Friday 14 October 2016
  3. Ring found in field near York fetches 'five-figure sum'
  4. York traffic row: Coppergate restrictions return
  5. City 'housing crisis' - MP's fears for 1,600 on waiting list
  6. Petition to reinstate Minster bell ringers tops 4,000 signatures

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

    Meanwhile, here are five things we've learned over the course of the past few hours:  

    1. A medieval "love ring" found in a field near York has sold for a five-figure sum. Metal detectorist Lee Rossiter discovered the golden ring in a field in Green Hammerton
    2. The Dean of York Minster's been urged to rethink a decision to sack the cathedral's bell ringers after an online petition attracted almost five thousand signatures
    3. There's a "massive" housing crisis in York. That's according to the city's Labour MP, Rachael Maskell
    4. Olympic gold medal-winning rower Paul Bennett, is visiting a North Yorkshire primary school after a pupil emailed him asking him to visit
    5. And ex-BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, says he's filming his new series in Whitby today because of the quality of the fish and chips

    Our BBC Weather Watchers have provided a bit of a technicolour theme this week, with great rainbow pics every day, so I thought I'd leave you with a few more.


    Thanks go - clockwise round from the top - to Gary for the hues above the sea in Sandsend, to June in York, Julie in Scarborough, Old Man George in Knaresborough and, finishing in the middle, to Caroline in Scarborough.

    Have a good weekend - see you on Monday.

  2. A colourful palate for eating your greens?

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This pic gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "eating your greens" well as reds, yellows and blues...

    We don't normally cross the border for pics from elsewhere in Yorkshire, but we thought you might like to see this brilliant one sent in by a BBC Weather Watcher.

    It's taken by Georgie B and is a shot of her brother, who clearly has a colourful palate, catching a rainbow in Hornsea.

  3. North Yorkshire's weather: A quiet and cool afternoon

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Still some showers across North Yorkshire to start this afternoon but they will tend to fade.

    Most places will enjoy a quiet, cool afternoon with some brightness.

    A cool easterly breeze and a maximum temperature of 13C (55F).  

    Weather graphic
  4. The race to secure a gold medal-winning rower at Malton's Langton Primary

    Jeremy Buxton

    BBC Radio York

    Children at Langton Primary School near Malton are just hours away from welcoming a gold medal Olympic rower through the school gates.

    A couple of weeks ago, one of the children from the school wrote to one of Yorkshire's gold medal-winning Olympic rowers.

    The letter Megan wrote to Paul Bennett asked him if he'd interested in visiting her school and he wrote back saying yes!

    I've been to gauge the level of excitement. As you'll hear, it's pretty high - raucous in fact!   

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    Video caption: A brilliant stroke by Megan
  5. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Cara Thorpe

    BBC Radio York News

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  6. Watch: York Minster bell ringers petition nears 5,000 signatures

    BBC Radio York

    More than 4,500 people have now signed an online petition to get York Minster's bell ringers re-instated

    The petition was set up by Alice Etherington, one of the Minster's volunteer bell ringers, after each received a letter saying that their services were no longer needed.

    BBC Radio York's Jeremy Buxton reports from the Minster with the latest:

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    Video caption: Petition to reinstate volunteer bell ringers reaches 4,500
  7. York traffic row: Coppergate restrictions return

    Traffic restrictions are being brought back in Coppergate in York - just months after the City Council had to pay back hundreds of thousands of pounds in fines.

    The Traffic Penalty Tribunal said errors in the signage in the area affected meant the restrictions "were not enforceable".


    Automatic number plate recognition cameras will be used as part of the revised scheme in a bid to cut congestion and create a bus lane.

    It means only buses, taxis and private hire vehicles will be able to use the road between 08:00 and 18:00.

    The scheme will start early next year, but there will be a grace period where drivers breaking the rules will get a warning letter first.

  8. Traffic and Travel update: A1 closure latest

    BBC Travel

    An update on the A1 northbound closure we reported on a while ago.

    It seems it's been caused by a lorry which suffered a tyre blowout which caused it to leave the carriageway.

    The area affected is between Catterick North and Scotch Corner. 


    There is a diversion in operation via the exit and entry slip roads.

  9. Full time for McNamara at Bootham Crescent on Saturday?

    David Ward

    BBC Radio York Sport

    Tomorrow's FA Cup tie against Curzon Ashton should see the end of Jackie McNamara's disastrous spell as York City manager.

    It was announced earlier in the week he'd be stepping down once a successor can be found - the closing date for interested parties to put in an application is today.

    Many City fans are desperate for him to leave, having guided the side through to the first round with just nine wins in 47 games.

  10. BBC Yorkshire on Instagram

    If you're on Instagram, why not follow us as we share some amazing images from around the region?

    Just tag your images #bbcyorkshire to be featured. 

  11. Bid to introduce powers to curb begging in Scarborough under way

    Mike Kemp

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    New powers could be brought in to tackle begging, street drinking and rough sleeping in part of Scarborough. 

    A consultation is expected to be launched into Scarborough Borough Council's bid to bring in a public space protection order next March, in areas like Castle, North Bay and Ramshill. 


    Such orders allow for broad powers to criminalise behaviour not normally seen as "criminal" and mean people performing certain activities within defined areas can face prosecution.

    A team has already been working to find accommodation for vulnerable individuals or helping them tackle their alcohol and substance misuse, but councillors say the new powers would mean they could "get to grips with more persistent anti-social behaviour."

  12. Listen: A brilliant stroke - Megan's email to Olympic rower secures school visit

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    There's a very exciting day ahead for children who go to Langton Primary School near Malton.

    A couple of weeks ago one of the children from the school wrote to one of Yorkshire's gold medal-winning Olympic rowers.

    Paul Bennett

    The letter Megan wrote to Paul Bennett asked him if he'd interested in visiting her school and he wrote back saying yes and will visit this afternoon. 

    Here's Megan explaining how she made the visit happen:

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    Video caption: megan explains how she got Olympic rower to visit her school
  13. Traffic and Travel update: A1 closed after lorry accident

    BBC Travel

    The A1 is closed and there's queuing traffic northbound between Catterick North and Scotch Corner because of an accident involving a lorry. 

    There is a diversion in operation via the exit and entry slip roads.

    A1 closed
  14. Ring found in field fetches 'five-figure sum'

    A medieval "love ring" found in a field near York has sold for a five-figure sum.

    Metal detectorist Lee Rossiter discovered the golden ring in a field in Green Hammerton, near York. 

    Lee (pictured) says he "only started metal detecting 18 months ago" after buying a basic metal detector on ebay thinking his daughter "might like it".  


    The ring in the form of a flower is set with two stones, and engraved in Medieval French "ne mem – bon" with a heart at the end.

    Analysis by the British Museum's Scientific Research section indicated a surface composition of approximately 78-80% gold and 11-13% silver, with the remaining metal being copper.

    Medieval ring

    The 15th century ring was submitted to the British Museum and declared a treasure. Local museums were unable to raise funds to buy it and it was then returned to Mr Rossiter.

    It's now been sold by auctioneer and valuer Mark Littler for an undisclosed five-figure sum to Wartski in Mayfair.

    Quote Message: I was excited when Lee first approached me as medieval jewellery is more often found in museums, not fields." from Mark Littler
    Mark Littler
  15. Listen: York 'housing crisis' is being addressed - council leader

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    I've been looking at the issue of council houses this morning after York's Labour MP, Rachel Maskell, said housing was a "massive" crisis in the city.

    Her comments come as the council has admitted it may have to stop building new council houses.

    It says it's due to a multi-million pound shortage in income because of government changes. 

    I've just spoken to the leader of the City of York Council, Conservative David Carr, who's also responsible for housing.

    With plans to build thousands of "affordable" homes in the city, he told me "it's wrong to say they are not addressing the housing shortage"...

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    Video caption: Leader of the council says 'wrong to call it a crisis'
  16. Your North Yorkshire sport headlines

    BBC Sport

    Jacki McNamara

    Here's the latest headlines ahead of a weekend of sport:

    • York City go in to tomorrow's FA Cup 4th qualifying round tie at home to Curzon Ashton, knowing it could be the last game in charge for manager, Jackie McNamara. He's standing down from the position, once a replacement has been found 
    • Harrogate Town's latest loan signing, Reece Webb-Foster, is available for tomorrow's FA Cup tie at home to Halifax. 
    • Harrogate rugby union club could test their strength in depth this weekend. They've got a tough game at home to Leicester Lions tomorrow in National 2 North
    • And Harrogate golfer John Parry is level par going in to the second round of the British Masters. 
  17. Community Pride awards honour ‘unsung heroes’

    The Press

    York's heroes have been honoured during an awards ceremony to celebrate inspirational achievements.

    The culmination of this year’s Community Pride Awards, organised by The Press and City of York Council, saw the nominees and their families gather at York Racecourse as the winners of all 12 categories were announced.

    Community pride
  18. Owl rescued from middle of A64 on the mend

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    I told you on Wednesday about an owl that had been rescued from the middle of the A64 by Traffic Policeman Sgt Paul Cording.

    He's just 'tweeted' an update on how his feathered friend is doing.  

    Good news - the Tawny Owl is doing "really well."

    Rescued owl
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  19. Listen: York 'housing crisis' - MP's fears for 1,600 on waiting list

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    There's a "massive" housing crisis in York. That's according to the city's Labour MP, Rachael Maskell. 

    Her comments come as officials in the city have agreed to a full review of council housing because of upcoming changes in the law .

    'Right to Buy' could be extended to Housing Associations - and authorities could be forced to sell off their high value council homes.

    I've just spoken to Rachel Maskell and, as you can hear, she says the council house problem in York is very serious indeed, with over 1,600 people on the waiting list.

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    Video caption: MP fears over council housing in York

    I'll be talking to David Carr the leader of the council later, I'll let you know what he says.

  20. Listen: Clarkson's car crew chase chips in Whitby

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Jeremy Clarkson is filming his new motoring show in Whitby. 

    The ex BBC Top Gear presenter is there at the moment along with Richard Hammond and James May - filming their new show "The Grand Tour". Other episodes have been filmed in LA, and Johannesburg. 

    Andy is one of the owners of a chippy in the town and says when the three presenters popped in for some grub Jeremy Clarkson told him they chose Whitby for the fish and chips!

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    Video caption: Clarkson's crew descends on Whitby