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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00 on Monday
  2. Updates on Friday 18 November 2016
  3. 'Wait and see' for Ripon residents after sinkhole appearance
  4. Health Trust 'must make improvements'
  5. Plans to secure Scarborough cliffs go on show in town
  6. Events held across North Yorkshire for BBC Children in Need

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. A fitting end to a glorious day for Children in Need

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    All day we've been following the efforts of BBC Radio York's Jeremy Buxton and Jericho Keys as they played a special version of their Finders Keepers game as part of Children in Need.

    The two spent the day following cryptic clues, dashing to locations around North Yorkshire where Children in Need fundraising has been taking place. 

    The final clue, "In the prickly Open Valley", took them to Thornton le Dale Primary School where they're having a "Dress-Up Day".

    Thorns are prickly and another way to describe a "dale" is as an open valley. Clever, eh?

    Thanks

    Well done to Jeremy and Jericho, and especially well done to everyone who took part in the Children in Need events which served as the clues. Pudsey must be very proud.

    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 on Monday.

  2. York is most dynamic place in the north (but we could do better on equality)

    YorkMix

    If you are feeling bright and breezy today, don't credit those three cans of Red Bull – it's down to the city you live in.

    York has one of the most vibrant economies in the north of England, according to a new report.

    York
  3. Children in Need: Tell us what you're up to!

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    If you're doing your thing for Children in Need today we want to know about it!

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  4. Watch: On the trail of Children in Need

    Joanita Musisi

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    I'm out on the trail of BBC Children in Need funding events around North Yorkshire.

    A little while ago, I popped into St Cuthberts School in Pateley Bridge to find out what they're doing.

    I ended up facing three challenges they sprang on me. Take a look at how I did:

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    Video caption: BBC Radio York's Joanita Musisi has been to St Cuthberts in Pateley Bridge
  5. North Yorkshire in pictures: Snow on the moors in Grassington

    Is there snow where you are?

    This beautiful snowy scene was captured by Sian Russell in Grassington this morning:

    Snow in Grassington

    If you've snapped any pics of North Yorkshire's weather you'd like to share, we'd love to see them. You can send them in via TwitterFacebook or email.

  6. Spiderman and Woody get all dressed up for BBC Children in Need

    Jeremy Buxton

    BBC Radio York

    I'm out on the special BBC Radio York Finders Keepers Challenge for Children in Need.

    One of the clues took us to Clifton Green Primary School.

    Don't the kids look good dressed up for a fun Mannequin Challenge?

    Mannequin challenge
  7. Children in Need Challenge: Clue Eight - The prickly Open Valley

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    BBC Radio York is playing a special version of its Finders Keepers game as part of Children in Need.

    Presenters Jeremy Buxton and Jericho Keys are following cryptic clues to locations around North Yorkshire where Children in Need fundraising events are taking place. 

    Clue Seven banned the keys to the cakes, which was a clever way of taking the clue hunters to Amotherby Primary School, who are having a cake sale and selling headbands.

    The Keeper has now issued the final clue for Jeremy and Jericho to dash to and complete the challenge:

    Clue Eight
  8. North Yorkshire's weather: Some sunshine, plenty of showers

    Alina Jenkins

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It will be a blustery afternoon with some sunshine but there will be plenty of showers around too, some heavy and thundery at times

    The winds will be a little bit lighter than yesterday but it will still feel very cold with top temperatures of about 4C (39F).

    Weather graphic
  9. Health Trust 'must make improvements'

    Sarah Urwin

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio York

    The health trust which used to run York's Bootham Park hospital has been told it must make improvements. 

    Bootham was closed last year after being found unsuitable and unsafe for patients.

    Bootham

    The chief inspector of hospitals says the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust "needs to do more to provide services that are safe, effective and well-led".

    The Trust says its services "are respectful, caring and compassionate". 

    York Central Labour MP Rachael Maskell says: "In the light of another failed CQC report, it's time that NHS Improvement intervened to make sure people in York and across Yorkshire receive a far better service."

  10. Your headlines this lunchtime

    BBC Radio York

    The top stories from across North Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

  11. Children in Need Challenge: Clue Seven - Banned are the keys to the cakes

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    BBC Radio York is playing a special version of its Finders Keepers game as part of Children in Need.

    Presenters Jeremy Buxton and Jericho Keys are following cryptic clues to locations around North Yorkshire where Children in Need fundraising events are taking place. 

    Clue Six's "find the vegan line" took them to Leavening Community Primary School where they are selling spotty cakes and biscuits (vegan line is an anagram of leavening, fact fans).

    The Keeper has now issued Clue Seven for Jeremy and Jericho to follow up:        

    Clue 7

    Get going boys, not much longer to go!

  12. Children in Need: Harry and Amy battling the elements

    BBC Look North

    It's Children in Need day, and it's the last day of BBC Look North presenting duo Harry and Amy's Big 5 Challenge

    Today they're back on their tandem and are cycling more than 40 miles from Pudsey to Bradford in West Yorkshire - in pretty terrible conditions. 

    Catch up with how they're doing right now with our live stream: 

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  13. Pateley Bridge's high hopes for Great British High Street Awards

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Businesses in Pateley Bridge say they're confident that they could win their category in the finals of the Great British High Street Awards. 

    They're down to the last three in the Best Village category and today is the final day for voting.

    Last year, Helmsley won Best Market Town and York's Bishopthorpe Road won the overall title.

    Pateley Bridge
    Quote Message: It's a very special place is Pateley Bridge. We've reinvigorated the High Street in the last few years and if we win the award we could do even more." from Keith Tordoff Nidderdale Chamber of Trade
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  14. York burglary prevention warning after arrests in city

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Homeowners in parts of York are being warned to be on their guard against burglars.

    Police say residents in the Clifton, Huntington Road, Groves and Heworth areas should be particularly vigilant after several reports of incidents and suspicious circumstances.

    In the light of these incidents, officers say local residents should follow these guidelines:

    • A well-lit home gives the impression someone is in
    • Use timer switchers to turn lights on while you are out
    • Don’t leave curtains closed during the day
    • Lock all windows and doors
    • Keep valuable items out of view
    • Keep gates well-secured

    PC Andrew Pearson says: "We have made a number of arrests in connection with burglaries in the city. We are also conducting extra reassurance patrols in many areas."  

  15. Children in Need Challenge: Clue Six - Find the Vegan line

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    It's BBC Children in Need day today and BBC Radio York is playing a special version of its Finders Keepers game.

    Presenters Jeremy Buxton and Jericho Keys are following cryptic clues to locations around North Yorkshire where Children in Need fundraising events are taking place. 

    Clue Five took them to Clifton Green Primary School, but they've struggled a bit and were running out of time, so in the spirit of the day, the Keeper has taken pity on them:

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    After his uncharacteristic burst of generosity the Keeper has now issued Clue Six for Jeremy and Jericho to follow up:

    Clue Six
  16. Police post pretty picture with wintry warning

    Officers in Ryedale are clearly enjoying the snowy landscape this morning, but are also staying steadfastly "on message" - with good reason, of course:

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  17. Traffic and Travel update: Broken down lorry causing problems in Harrogate

    BBC Travel

    Here's news of something you might want to avoid if you can. 

    The A59 Knaresborough Road in Harrogate is partially blocked and there's queuing traffic in both directions at the Empress Roundabout, because of a broken down lorry.

    Harrogate lorry
  18. Children in Need Challenge: Clue Five - Teetering on the edge of a Cliff

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    It's BBC Children in Need day today and BBC Radio York is playing a special version of its Finders Keepers game.

    Presenters Jeremy Buxton and Jericho Keys will follow 10 cryptic clues which will hopefully lead them to 10 locations around North Yorkshire where Children in Need fundraising events are taking place.

    Clue Four mentioned monks without wine which turned out to be the Yorkshire Heart Vineyard and Brewery near Nun Monkton. They have a Fun Night on tomorrow, with a hog roast.

    The Keeper has now issued Clue Five for Jeremy and Jericho to follow up:       

    Clue 5

    This is where the chase has taken Jeremy and Jericho so far:

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  19. Does your pub landlord know your name?: York 'UK's best city for community spirit'

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Minster

    York is the best city in the UK to live for community spirit, according to a new a poll of over 4,000 people.  

    The report by London's City University finds that the UK's top 10 "community spirit" cities are:

    1. York              6. Wrexham
    2. Hull               7. Newcastle
    3. Belfast          8. Swansea
    4. Derby           9. Cardiff
    5. Plymouth     10. Glasgow

    To measure community spirit, the questions ranged from "does your local pub landlord know your name?" to "would you feel safe leaving your house key with someone in your local neighbourhood?"  

    Across the UK, the study found that community spirit is declining as a whole with an average 50% of residents not knowing their neighbours' names and a quarter feeling community spirit has decreased in the last five years.

  20. Heroin investigation: Six arrested in York

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, York

    Six people have been arrested after an investigation into supplying heroin in York.

    Three properties in the Groves and Hull Road areas are still being searched.

    Three men and three women, aged between 24 and 45, are being held by police.