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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 07:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 9 November 2016
  3. Cat found dead in Harrogate with severed tail and ear
  4. Volunteers 'devastated' by fire in historic York house
  5. Snow affects some parts of North Yorkshire
  6. York barracks replacement should form 'heritage of future'

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By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learnt today in North Yorkshire

    Andrew Barton

    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 on Thursday.  

    In the meantime, here are five things we've learnt in North Yorkshire today:

    1. Americans in North Yorkshire have reacted to the news Donald Trump has won the race to become the next President of the United States of America
    2. A cat with its tail and right ear severed has been found dead in a park in Harrogate
    3. Volunteers who've spent the last four years working to restore an historic house in one of York's parks have been left "devastated" after a fire gutted it last night
    4. More than 17,000 people have agreed to pay to have their garden rubbish taken away in the Scarborough, Whitby and Filey areas  
    5. And five North Yorkshire parks are in the running to win the award for best UK park

    As we've had so many beautiful pics of the wintry weather sent in today I thought we should end with another couple.

    Harlow Car

    The Royal Horticultural Society sent in these twostunners of their gardens at Harlow Carr in Harrogate.

  2. Watch: Are we in in for more snow fall?

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    So are we in for more snow? Here's the latest:

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    Video caption: This afternoon the snow clouds will move away
  3. Frozen in time: Images of North Yorkshire under snow

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Our BBC Weather Watchers have sprung into action all over the county this morning, spurred on by their desire to capture meteorological marvels, such as the wet and white powdery stuff that descended over night.

    Snow pics

    Emma's Dales captured the solitary stone building sticking out of the white landscape in Hawes.

    The panorama of Askrigg was sent in by Phoebes Photos while Jane sent in a pic of her pooch enjoying "a lovely start to the morning" at the top of Sutton bank.

  4. North Yorkshire's weather: Showers and bright spells this afternoon

    Any rain will turn to showers along the coast this afternoon, with a few bright spells

    Still feeling chilly, top temperatures of around 4C (39F).  

    Weather graphic
  5. Your headlines this lunchtime

    BBC Radio York

    The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

  6. Volunteers 'devastated' by fire in historic York park lodge

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Volunteers who've spent the last four years working to restore an historic house in one of York's parks say they're "devastated" after a fire gutted it last night. 

    Four fire crews attended the blaze at West Bank Park in Acomb, and teams returned earlier today along with a fire investigator after flames were seen coming from the roof.

    The building is the site of a proposed heritage centre and cafe, commemorating the work of James Backhouse, who ran his world famous plant nurseries there in the 18th century.

    They became known as the Kew Gardens of the North.

    West Bank Park

    Jane Cullen (pictured above outside the park keeper's lodge before the fire) is the founder of the West Bank Park Heritage Project.

    She says the community project had just secured money from the Heritage Lottery Fund to look at the feasibility of their plans.  

    Meanwhile, Laura Outhart, from the project, has told me the fire marks "a very sad day" for all those involved in the project: 

    Quote Message: The lodge building has a link with the famous Backhouse Nurseries and is a familiar landmark in our park. This project is about building pride in our community and protecting the future of our park." from Laura Outhart West Bank Park Heritage Project
    Laura OuthartWest Bank Park Heritage Project
  7. Watch: Winning the title is a walk in the park

    Joanita Musisi

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    One of North Yorkshire's parks might be about to be declared the UK's best park.

    Five of the county's parks have been nominated: two of them are in Knaresborough - the Castle Gardens and Bebra Gardens - and there are also Harrogate's Valley Gardens and Homestead Park in York. 

    Another North Yorkshire park tipped for the top is Ripon's Spa Gardens.

    I've been there this morning and though I couldn't lure anyone out to talk to me due to the inclement weather, as you'll see the snow just adds a layer of beauty:

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    Video caption: Five North Yorkshire parks

    Over 200 parks nationally are in the running, and the winner is revealed at the end of the month.  

  8. Man held over murder of Yorkshire schoolgirl

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    A 63-year-old man remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Yorkshire schoolgirl over 20 years ago.

    Lindsey Jo Rimer went missing in Hebden Bridge in November 1994 after going out to a local shop. Her body was found in a canal five months later. 

    Police made a renewed appeal for help last week.

    Lindsey Jo
  9. The cost of taking away east coast rubbish

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Far more people than expected have agreed to pay to have their garden rubbish taken away in the Scarborough, Whitby and Filey areas. 

    More than 17,000 people signed up to the scheme when Scarborough Borough Council introduced a fee for the first time this year - it had been predicting only 8,000 would join. 

    Rubbish

    The council is now expected to keep the price down for next year.

  10. Old lodge in York goes up in flames

    We've just received this picture from The Press of the fire in York's West Bank Park which devastated a derelict building overnight and which fire crews have now returned to.

    The fire gutted a former park keeper's lodge, which is the site of a proposed heritage centre and cafe.

    Picture: The Press, York, thepress.co.uk

    Fire in West bank park

    Crews were originally called out to the empty building on New Lane in Acomb at about 18:00 last night.

    They've returned there again today, after flames were seen coming from the old lodge roof.  

  11. Fire reignites at scene of overnight blaze in York

    Firefighters have returned to West Bank Park in York, after flames were seen coming from the old lodge roof. 

    On Tuesday night, a severe blaze devastated the derelict building - a former park keeper's lodge - which is the site of a proposed heritage centre and cafe.

    Crews were originally called out to the empty building on New Lane in Acomb at about 18:00 last night.

  12. Trumped by snow - or a Trumpkin?

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Congratulations to Ed in Harrogate for managing to encapsulate the two big stories of the day in one pic...

    Ed says: "My Trumpkin has grey hair already!"

    Trumpkin
  13. Traffic and Travel update: Snow cleared on A1

    BBC Travel

    Driving conditions have returned to normal on the A1 in both directions.

    Conditions were described as hazardous earlier between J51, A1 (Leeming Bar) and J56, B6275 (Barton) because of snow, but that's now been cleared. 

  14. BBC Weather Watchers: Walking in a winter wonderland

    BBC Weather Watchers

    I hesitate to mention the festive season, but our BBC Weather Watchers are sending in pics which suggest it's begining to look a lot like Christmas!

    Contenders for best personalised Christmas card in this montage include, from top left clockwise, Mrs Shels' trees in Hovingham, Paul's pic of Scotch Corner, Scotty's pic of Richmond and Burtersett Brian's shot of snow in Hawes:

    Snow pics

    You can send in your entries  via TwitterFacebook or email.

  15. Listen: Americans in North Yorkshire react to Trump victory

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    Donald Trump has won the race to become the next President of the United States of America.

    The Republican billionaire has congratulated Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton on her campaign and said he will seek partnership and not conflict around the world.

    Rose Drew, an American who lives in York but who travelled back to the USA to vote for Hillary Clinton in the election, has spoken to BBC Radio York about her reaction to the news:

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    Video caption: An American in York raects

    Meanwhile, Kim Hodgson, an American who lives in Filey, has told BBC Radio York the people of America have voted for the Republican party rather than Donald Trump:

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    Video caption: Filey American reacts
  16. Traffic and Travel update: Accidents, roadworks and snow causing delays

    BBC Travel

    There are a few travel hotspots to make you aware of in the county at the moment:

    • The A1036 Lendal Bridge in York is partially blocked and there's queuing traffic in both directions, between the B1227 Rougier Street junction and the Duncombe Place junction, because of an accident involving a lorry and a cyclist
    • There's queuing traffic on the A59 Roman Road eastbound, between Skip Bridge in Kirk Hammerton and the A1237 York Outer Ring Road junction in Upper Poppleton
    • There's heavier than usual traffic on the A661 Wetherby Road westbound in Harrogate, between the Kestrel Roundabout and the Woodlands Pub Traffic Lights, because of snow
    • On the A1 there are hazardous driving conditions in both directions between J51, A1 (Leeming Bar) and J56, B6275 (Barton) because of snow. Drivers are being warned to approach with care
  17. Cat found dead in Harrogate with severed tail and ear

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, York

    A cat with its tail and right ear severed has been found dead in a park in Harrogate.

    The ginger cat, which was called Max and had been missing for 10 months, was found on Sunday in the park between Roberts Crescent and Knapping Hill.

    Vets believe that his tail and ear were deliberately severed.

    max the cat

    Max, pictured above before his disappearance, is described as ginger with white paws, long white "socks" on his back legs and a white patch on his chest. 

    After being missing for so long, Max's owners say they were "resigned" to the fact they would probably not see him again, but were "horrified" after finding out what had happened to him.

    Police want to speak to anyone who has any information about where Max has been for the past 10 months or has any information about who is responsible for attacking him.   

  18. First snow of winter falls in York and North Yorkshire

    The Press

    The first snow of winter has fallen in York and North Yorkshire, making driving conditions difficult in some hillier locations.

    This image, taken from a webcam operated by North Yorkshire County Council, shows snowfall this morning at Sutton Bank, near Helmsley.

    Snow