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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 24 October 2016
  3. Scarborough murder investigation: Victim named
  4. Witness appeal over trouble in York city centre
  5. Flood-hit Jorvik Viking Centre to re-open in April 2017
  6. Scarborough has joint highest rate of diabetes-related amputations

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By David Ward

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learnt today in North Yorkshire

    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. Police say a 50-year-old man found dead in Scarborough on Thursday died after a "violent and sustained assault"
    2. Health bosses say an education programme is making a difference, despite Scarborough still having the highest amputation rate for diabetics in England
    3. Police are asking for witnesses to football-related disorder on Lendal in York prior to Saturday's game between York City and Chester at Bootham Crescent
    4. A York teenager could be on the verge of sealing a record deal with her song Can't Stand This Anymore
    5. A much loved rural bus service has been saved thanks to the generosity of people from around the world

    Let's finish with this picture of the waves rolling in on Marine Drive in Scarborough. Many thanks to our BBC Weather Watcher Garry Hornet for sending it in to us.

    Scarborough
  2. The wheels on the No. 856 bus to continue turning

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    A Sunday bus service which provides a vital link in one of the most rural parts of North Yorkshire has been saved thanks to the generosity of people from around the world.

    The No. 856, also known as the Wensleydale Flier, was to be withdrawn because of a funding crisis.

    But now the service, which runs four times each Sunday and links Northallerton, Bedale, Leyburn and Hawes, is set to stay after the Friends of Dalesbus managed to raise over £6,000 through an online campaign.

    Wensleydale Flier
    Quote Message: The reaction from people has been amazing and heartwarming, with donations coming from all over the world ranging from £3 to £200. We are stunned at this reaction." from Jane McNair Friends of Dalesbus
    Jane McNairFriends of Dalesbus
  3. Scarborough murder investigation: Appeal for witnesses

    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward as part of a murder investigation launched after the discovery of a man's body in Scarborough last week.

    Richard Walker

    The body of 50-year-old Richard "Ricky" Walker was found at a flat on Princess Street last Thursday afternoon. Police say he'd died after a "violent and sustained assault".

    Det Supt Dai Malyn, leading the investigation, says: "The last known sighting of Ricky alive was on Wednesday 19 October at 15:15 on St Helens Square, Scarborough.

    "There was an altercation between an elderly couple driving a dark Vauxhall estate car. We know Ricky wasn't involved in this altercation, but he was a nearby witness to it.

    "I am appealing for the couple from the car to come forward as soon as possible as we believe they may have important information that could assist the investigation."

  4. Scarborough murder result of violent and sustained assault - Police

    A man found dead in a flat in Scarborough last week died after a "violent and sustained assault", police have said.

    Princess Street, Scarborough

    The body of Richard "Ricky" Walker was found in a flat on Princess Street in Scarborough at about 16:30 on Thursday.

    Police say they're now carrying out a "detailed investigation" to establish the events leading up to his death.

    Det Supt Dai Malyn says: "To help our enquiries, we are keen to trace Ricky's movements since the morning of Tuesday 18 October to the time of his death on Thursday.

    "We believe Ricky was wearing a grey cap, dark jacket and was often seen to be carrying a satchel-type bag."

  5. BreakingScarborough murder investigation: Victim named

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Radio York News

    A man who was found dead at a property in Scarborough on Thursday afternoon sparking a murder investigation has been named by police.

    Richard Walker, 50, known locally as Ricky, was found dead at a flat in Princess Street.

    Two men, aged 42 and 39, are currently being held and questioned on suspicion of his murder, police say.  

    A 54-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder overnight on Friday into Saturday, has been released on bail while enquiries continue.

    Another 54-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday has been released with no further action.

  6. North Yorkshire's weather: A dry but cloudy afternoon

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will be mostly dry but rather cloudy, with the best of any sunny breaks right here in North Yorkshire. 

    Maximum temperature about 12C (54F) with a light northeast wind.

    Weather graphic
  7. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    The top stories from our York newsroom this morning include:

  8. Watch: Helmsley Walled Garden up for prestigious award

    Joanita Musisi

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    One of North Yorkshire's best-loved attractions needs our support. 

    Helmsley Walled Garden is in the final of a magazine's annual awards and it's up against some pretty stiff competition. 

    I've been along to get stuck into a bit of gardening and to find out a little more...

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    Video caption: Visitor attraction in running for award
  9. York teenager Niamh on verge of record deal

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    There are so many talented people in North Yorkshire, but this morning on my Breakfast Show on BBC York I was joined by one I consider to be a very special talent.

    Niamh Mirfield is just 13, but she's through to the final of a competition to find the best song of the year from a musician who hasn't got a recording contract or record deal.

    The Best of British competition is an open-age competition, so she's up against people with far more experience than her.

    You can listen to her song Can't Stand This Anymore by clicking here.

    Niamh
  10. In pictures: Spectacular Nidderdale sunshine caught on camera

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    Thanks to Andy Hudson for sending us this spectacular picture of sunshine breaking over Nidderdale this morning.

    Nidderdale

    We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of North Yorkshire. You can get in touch via TwitterFacebook or email.

  11. Traffic and travel: Delays on A1079 to east of York

    BBC Travel

    News is coming into us that there's very slow traffic on the A1079 at Wilberfoss as you try to make your way into York.

    We're told there hasn't been an accident, but traffic is much heavier than normal at this time of day in the area. 

    The picture below is how it's supposed to look around the Main Street junction.

    A1079
  12. Police warning over anti-social behaviour at Halloween

    Shop owners in North Yorkshire are being asked by police to make sure they don't sell items like eggs and flour to young people who may use them to commit anti-social behaviour at Halloween.

    Pumpkins

    Meanwhile, the force says it's delivering leaflets to residents who may feel more vulnerable at this time of year, providing them with advice and contact details for local officers.

    Assistant Chief Constable Lisa Winward says: "Although this time of year is fun and exciting for many, there are those in our communities for whom it causes concern and increases the fear of crime.

    "I'd like to ask parents and guardians to speak to their children, to ensure they understand how their actions could leave others distressed or upset."

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

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Any mist or fog patches will lift through the morning.

    It'll be a dry day for most with some sunny spells developing, and just a few showers during the morning. 

    Watch my full forecast for Monday here:

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    Video caption: BBC Look North's Abbie Dewhurst has Yorkshire's forecast on Monday 24 October 2016.
  14. Watch: Scarborough man explains how diabetes changed his life

    Georgey Spanswick

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    Diabetes is a condition thousands of people in North Yorkshire live with.

    But perhaps what you didn't know until now is that Scarborough has the highest amputation rate for diabetics in England.

    It's mostly down to problems caused by poor circulation.

    Dave Campbell was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 20 years ago when he was 51.

    He shows us how it's affecting his life on a daily basis:

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    Video caption: Scarborough man explains how diabetes changed his life

    The good news is that health bosses in the town believe an education programme is starting to make a difference, with the number of major operations down more than 40%.

  15. North-South divide in flood defence funding

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    New figures show North Yorkshire is receiving less funding for flood defences than areas in southern England. 

    York flood

    Environment Agency data for 2010 to 2015 reveals Yorkshire and the Humber received £183m to be spent on protection schemes - but the south east received 30% more.

    The news comes nearly a year after our county was devastated by rising waters over Christmas.

  16. 'Gratitude, blessing and prayers' for retiring Bishop of Ripon

    The Bishop of Ripon, the Right Reverend James Bell, is to retire, it's been announced.

    Bishop James

    He's been Bishop of Ripon since the creation of the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales in 2014.

    Bishop James says: "It has been really exciting to be part of the shaping up of our great new diocese, and a deep joy to have a particular care for the Ripon area."

    The Bishop of Leeds, the Right Reverend Nick Baines, says: "Bishop James will retire in the knowledge that he has served diligently and faithfully, and he will leave the diocese with our gratitude, blessing and prayers."

    His farewell service is due to take place at Ripon Cathedral on Sunday 30 April 2017.

  17. If you snooze, you lose the booze...

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    Canadian mathematicians clearly have too much time on their hands...

    I bet they enjoyed putting this together...all in the name of research of course!

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  18. Knights not included in next season's fixtures...yet

    There's some good and some bad news this morning if you're a York City Knights fan.

    The bad news is that the rugby league fixtures for next year have been released, and York City Knights aren't on them due to their on-going off-field problems.

    However, the good news is the Rugby Football League says it's "currently liaising with the club in relation its ownership structure and, subject to resolution of this, the RFL hopes to be in a position to confirm their participation in Kingstone Press League 1 in the next few weeks."

    Currently each of the other 15 sides have scheduled "bye" weekends when they will hopefully play the Knights.

    York City Knights
  19. Jorvik Viking Centre to re-open in April 2017

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, York

    Ten months after the Christmas floods devastated one of York's most popular visitor attractions, the Jorvik Viking Centre is to re-open again in the spring, it's been announced.

    Viking Centre

    Jorvik's underground re-creation of a Viking street was ruined in December but original 9th century items, including a sock, bowls and tools were rescued  

    Saturday 8 April 2017 is the date for your diary for the grand reopening - right at the start of the Easter holidays.

    The centre, below Coppergate, was submerged under 50cm of water and spent seven months just drying out before work on rebuilding the attraction could begin.