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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 07:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 7 November 2016
  3. Fund to help paralysed jockey hits target
  4. Taxi drivers in Scarborough could be told to smarten up
  5. Thirsk and Sowerby 'yarnbombers' knit 35,000 poppies for Armistice Day
  6. Rise in cost of on-street parking in Harrogate

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By David Ward

All times stated are UK

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Five things we learnt today in North Yorkshire

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Well that's about all we've got time for today - thanks for spending the last few hours in our company. 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. A campaign to raise £200,000 for a jockey who spent his early career in North Yorkshire, but has now been paralysed from the waist down after a fall last week has been smashed in just over 72 hours
  2. Taxi drivers in Scarborough, Filey and Whitby expect to be told to smarten up, if council plans for a dress code get the go-ahead
  3. A host of electrical equipment has been stolen from a site in Skipton where new flood defences for the town are being constructed
  4. It now costs you more to park your car on the street in Harrogate after prices increased this morning
  5. If you're in Thirsk this week in the run-up to Armistice Day, you're going to be amazed by the town's "yarnbombers" who have put up about 35,000 knitted poppies

But today, I have to finish with this fabulous picture of the rainbow that seemed to cover the whole of the sky this morning as many of you were leaving the house to go to work.

This one was sent in by our BBC Weather Watcher Gary Gimmick from New Earswick:

Rainbow
BBC

Listen: 'I got to meet my hero' - York students delighted by Major Tim's visit

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Earlier we told you about Tim Peake's visit to the University of York at the weekend.

He was in the city to talk about his time in space and to meet hundreds of children who've been inspired by what he's been doing. 

Among them were Ethan, Seb and Laura from Hempland School in York who've had this to say aboug the visit of Major Tim:

York gritting teams get ready for winter

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

There's talk of snow over northern hills over the next 24 hours - and even at lower levels.

With that in mind, it seems York's gritting teams are getting ready for the winter months:

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Listen: Brewery 'honoured' to create Poppies Ale

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

In the week the country remembers those who died in the line of duty, a North Yorkshire brewer says he's honoured to have created a beer for the Royal British Legion. 

The Daleside Brewery in Harrogate has come up with a Poppies Ale. 

Its head brewer is Craig Witty and he's told me how the idea for the beer first came about:

We are honoured to have been asked to do this by the Royal British Legion."

Craig WittyDaleside Brewery

Equipment stolen from Skipton flood defence site

A generator, computers and surveying equipment have been stolen from a site in Skipton where new flood defences for the town are being constructed.

The high-value theft took place at the site on Otley Road, just outside Skipton and towards the A65, between 12:00 on Saturday 5 November and 06:30 today.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information about the theft, and officers especially want to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious vehicles near the construction site or people in or around the site over the weekend.

North Yorkshire in pictures: Moody skies over Filey

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Thanks to Steve Hood for sending in this picture of what he calls "brooding sky and swirling winds" in Filey at the weekend. Very moody and atmospheric...

Dark skies over Filey
Steve Hood

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

North Yorkshire's weather: A cold afternoon but some sunshine

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will see sunny spells and scattered showers, especially in the east where some will be heavy and possibly wintry over high ground.

The top temperature will be about 7C (45F) with a light or moderate northerly wind.

Weather graphic
BBC

Your headlines this lunchtime

The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

Fund to help paralysed jockey hits target

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

A fundraising campaign to help a former North Yorkshire apprentice jockey paralysed after a fall last week has reached its second fundraising target within 72 hours of being set up.

Freddy Tylicki suffered a T7 paralysis, meaning he cannot move from the waist down.  

Freddy Tylicki donations
gofundme

At The Races presenter Matt Chapman set up the page with an initial target of £20,000. 

But that was hit so quickly it was almost immediately increased to £200,000.

Hamster lives to tell the 'tail' in kitchen conflagration

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

No hamsters were harmed in this incident...

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CCTV appeal in Skipton razor theft

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

Police in Skipton have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of men's razors from the Savers store on Skipton High Street.

It happened over two months ago on 28 August when a large number of razors worth about £100 were stolen from the store.

CCTV
North Yorkshire Police

Tripping the dark fantastic: Whitby Goth Weekend caught on camera

About 7,000 people are believed to have attended this year's Whitby Goth Festival, which attracts people from all over the world to the North Yorkshire seaside town.

It was the 22nd time it's been held in the town, with event organisers describing it as "a celebration of the non-conformity, diversity and freedom of expression the scene embodies".

Here's another taste of the sights around Whitby over the past few days:

Whitby Goth Weekend 2016
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Whitby Goth Weekend 2016
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Whitby Goth Weekend 2016
AFP/Getty Images

Taxi driver questions proposed changes to dress code

Mike Kemp

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Let's return to the story I brought to you earlier about a proposed dress code for taxi drivers across Scarborough borough.

They're being asked for their views as part of a consultation which ends this week.

Taxi
BBC

Will Barraclough is a taxi driver based in Scarborough and he questions whether the move is really needed. He told me he'd welcome a dress code.

"But how required it is - that's another story. When you look at the other drivers around town, there aren't actually that many where you'd think, why are you dressed like that?

"I can think of one or two, but not to the point where you'd go, we need to enforce something."

Fund to support paralysed jockey set to reach target

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

A fund to help a former North Yorkshire apprentice jockey who was paralysed after a fall last week, has almost reached its target.

Freddy Tylicki
BBC

Freddy Tylicki was injured in a heavy fall at Kempton and has been paralysed from the waist down. 

He used to work under Malton trainer Richard Fahey. 

The GoFundMe campaign has now surpassed £182,000, just short of its initial target of £200,000.

Traffic and travel: Delays on the roads in North Yorkshire

BBC Travel

There are a few traffic pinch-points in North Yorkshire at the moment. Here are the latest updates:

  • One lane's blocked and there's queuing traffic on the A19 northbound in Ingleby Arncliffe after Cleveland Tontine because of a broken down vehicle
  • An accident and a fuel spillage on A167 Oaktree Hill means delays in both directions in Oaktree Hill near the Brompton Lane junction
  • There's queuing traffic on the A1036 Foss Islands Road in both directions in York at the Layerthorpe Bridge junction

Listen: Major Tim touches down in York

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

British astronaut Tim Peake landed in York at the weekend.

He was at the University of York to meet hundreds of children from schools all over the UK who've been involved in projects inspired by his mission to the International Space Station.

As well as meeting all the children, he gave a special talk about his time in space, the feeling of weightlessness and the beauty of the "tiny and fragile" planet Earth.

Here's just a short taste of things he talked about:

Clifford's Tower demo takes place in York

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

This was the scene at York's landmark Clifford's Tower yesterday afternoon.

A demonstration was held by people who aren't happy with plans for a new visitor centre at the 13th century tower.

A petition which has so far attracted over 3,300 signatures describes the planned centre as "ugly beyond belief".  These people are clearly not happy...

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Increase in Harrogate parking charges

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The cost of parking in Harrogate goes up today.

It applies to on-street parking and comes ahead of the controversial introduction of charging people to park on Sundays.

It's part of a review of on street parking charges in towns across North Yorkshire.

Parking
Google

The County Council says the decision to being in Sunday charges from this Sunday follows an extensive consultation and a joint review with Harrogate Borough Council.

The aim of the Sunday charges is to encourage people wanting to park for longer to use off-street car parks and get more people into the town by freeing-up on-street places.

Watch: Tadcaster Bridge re-opening moves a step closer

Alasdair Gill

Journalist, BBC Look North

The re-opening of the flood-damaged Tadcaster Bridge has moved a step closer with the replacement of the arches to support its reconstruction

The town, which was split in two during the Boxing Day floods, is still coming to terms with news that the bridge won't be finished in time for Christmas. 

The work now won't be completed until January, with the delay caused by higher-than-expected water levels, partly down to work by Network Rail on another part of the river.

I've been to Tadcaster to get the latest:

North Yorkshire's weather: A cold day with risk of showers

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a cold day but there will be some sunny spells and showers once again.

There'll be a cold northerly breeze and a top temperature of about 7C (45F).

Watch my full forecast here:

Watch: Yarnbombers knit 35,000 poppies for Armistice Day

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Thirsk's "yarnbombers" have been at it again

They put up about 35,000 knitted poppies at several churches across Thirsk and Sowerby at the weekend in the run up to Armistice Day. 

Hundreds of people have been involved in the project, including some from as far afield as Australia and the USA.

And I have to say, it looks very impressive:

Traffic and travel: Usual disruptions on A19 at Fulford

BBC Travel

If you regularly use the A19 to get into or out of York at this time of day, you won't be surprised to hear that there are delays in the Fulford area of York.

I'm pleased to say it's nothing more sinister than weight of traffic on Main Street and Cemetery Road.

In turn, there are also currently knock-on queues on Lawrence Street and Foss Islands Road.

A walk on the darkside: Thousands attend Whitby's Goth Weekend

Founded in 1994, Whitby's Goth Weekend is clearly going strong - with thousands of people attending over the past few days.

Why Whitby? Well, the town is, of course, closely associated with Bram Stoker's gothic novel Dracula which prompted the event.

Here are just some of the scenes from there over the weekend:

Whitby Goth Weekend 2016
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Whitby Goth Weekend 2016
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Whitby Goth Weekend 2016
AP

Listen: Taxi drivers in Scarborough told to smarten up

Mike Kemp

Reporter, BBC Radio York

How important are first impressions and how important is it to look smart at work? 

Taxi drivers in the Scarborough and Filey areas are being asked what they think about the idea of a dress code. That consultation ends this week. 

For men, it would mean trousers or tailored shorts and a shirt with a collar. For women, it would be trousers or a knee-length skirt or dress and a shirt or blouse with a collar.

Clothes deemed "unacceptable" will include strappy tops, tracksuits, hoodies and slippers.

I've been asking taxi drivers and visitors to the borough, what they think of the idea:

Your headlines this morning

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The top stories from our York newsroom this morning include:

  • Taxi drivers are being told to smarten up to help promote the image of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey
  • The re-opening of the flood-damaged Tadcaster Bridge moves a step closer with the replacement of the arches to support its reconstruction
  • The cost of on-street parking in Harrogate goes up today as part of a review of parking charges across North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire's weather: A cold day with sunshine and showers

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Another cold day but with a lighter breeze generally

Sunny spells and showers once again, the showers always more frequent in the east and wintry across higher ground. 

There will be a cold northerly breeze and a maximum temperature of about 7C (45F) 

Weather
BBC

Traffic and travel: All quiet for a Monday morning

BBC Travel

Good news for the start of the week if you're about to leave the house and head out because you shouldn't find any significant delays to disrupt you on the roads.  

There's just one incident to bring to your attention at the moment: on the northbound carriageway of the A1 at Catterick where one lane is closed due to a broken down vehicle. 

Hopefully that should be removed pretty quickly.

Catterick
BBC

It's the same on the live departure boards at York Railway Station, too, with them showing all services currently running to time.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

David Ward

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.

Today we're going to be finding out why the re-opening of Tadcaster Bridge has moved a step closer and we'll see how one North Yorkshire town's going that little bit further to remember those who died in wars ahead of Armistice Day at the weekend. 

We'd also love you to send in your spectacular pictures of North Yorkshire as you're out and about today.  

Airton
BBC

This one, a picture of the river in Airton near Skipton, was sent in by Toby20, one of our BBC Weather Watchers. You can get in touch too via TwitterFacebook or email.