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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 07:00
  2. Updates on Tuesday 15 November 2016
  3. Compensation for Church Fenton residents over HS2 line
  4. Fire engine replacement plans will have 'no adverse impact'
  5. Plans to build thousands of homes at former RAF site scrapped

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By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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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 Tuesday.

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

  1. Firefighters in North Yorkshire are threatening industrial action over plans to replace six fire engines with smaller Tactical Response Vehicles 
  2. The government's published its favoured route for the planned HS2 high speed rail line linking Birmingham with Yorkshire and Manchester
  3. Plans to build a new "garden village" at Church Fenton have been scrapped 
  4. A Scarborough man has set off to raise money for Children in Need, riding from Scarborough to Bradford on a bike which turns the opposite way it is steered
  5. And Last night's "supermoon" has been a boon for the lenses of our BBC Weather Watchers

We've seen plenty of pictures of the "supermoon" last night, so let's finish with one of it taken in daylight this morning:

supermoon
BBC

 Nath took this as the "supermoon" made a brief appearance this morning over Easingwold. 

The Big Five: Getting ready for BBC Look North's Children in Need Challenge

It's day two of a five-day Children in Need challenge for BBC Look North presenters Harry and Amy.

Today's task involved tripping the light fantastic, Strictly-style, and it appears their preparation routines differed slightly:

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Meanwhile:

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Is it me or was Harry sleeping in a police cell?

Watch: 'Nobody in York needs to spend Christmas alone'

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Have you got all your Christmas plans sorted out? Do you know where you're going to be and has everyone got their Christmas present lists sorted out? 

For a lot of us, these are the questions as the festive season looms, but for people without families it could be more of a question of whether they'll see anyone at all on Christmas Day.

One man and his friends has set about trying to make sure that, as far as possible, nobody in York needs to spend this Christmas alone. 

Ian Donaghy has come up with a scheme to combat loneliness in the elderly by bringing people together in the community. He's called it Christmas Presence:

Watch: How Scarborough youngsters have benefited from Children in Need

Mike Kemp

Reporter, BBC Radio York

BBC Children in Need is with us again, an event which over 30 years has raised more than £800m. 

Last year, almost £2m was raised in Yorkshire alone. 

I've been to one charity in Scarborough which helps youngsters aged between 14 and 25 to see how donations have been spent.

TV's Amy wins Strictly-style BBC Children in Need challenge

BBC Look North presenter Amy Garcia won the dancing leg of their Big Five challenge for BBC Children in Need.

Amy and Harry Gration danced in front of a big crowd at the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds.

Amy wins
BBC

Now on to task three: abseiling. 

Don't forget the point of them doing the Big Five challenges is to raise lots of money for BBC Children in Need. 

Here are the details to donate:

Donate
BBC

In pictures: 'Supermoon' caught on camera in the cockpit

You'll have heard plenty about the "supermoon" over the past few days - a chance to see the moon at its biggest and brightest since 1948

Well, here it is from a unique vantage point - the cockpit of a plane at Leeds-Bradford Airport last night.

Thanks to Louise Wise for sending in this intriguing shot.

Supermoon from cockpit
Louise Wise

Watch: The moment of truth - 86 miles on a bike with a difference

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

This is the moment Neil Maiden set off on his 86-mile bike ride from Scarborough to Bradford, raising money for Children in Need as he pedals on a bike that goes right when he turns the handlebars left and left when he turns them right. That's some challenge...

Neil says he was a child in need himself, after his dad died and he and his siblings were put into care for 10 years.

He says his intrepid bike trip is a way of giving something back to the system that helped him.

BBC Children in Need: Harry and Amy trip the light fantastic!

And BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Amy Garcia are off...

Look at them both go as they to complete today's "Big Five" task in aid of Children in Need.

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North Yorkshire's weather: A mild and pleasant afternoon

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon will continue feeling unseasonably mild.

It'll also be largely dry with some sunny spells developing.

It'll feel pleasant in the sun with highs of about 14C (57F).  

Weather graphic
BBC

Your headlines this lunchtime

BBC Radio York

The top stories from our York newsroom this lunchtime include:

BBC Children in Need: Harry and Amy get ready for their next challenge

BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Amy Garcia are about to take part in their latest challenge for BBC Children in Need.

They're taking part in five terrifying challenges in five days.

So far they've completed a wing walk:

Wing walk
BBC

Today's challenge is at a slightly different pace (and altitude) with the daring duo preparing to perform in a Strictly-style challenge!

We'll keep you posted on how they're getting on.

Harry and Amy
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Can you help? Man sought over burglaries

A man's being sought by police in Harrogate and Knaresborough following two burglaries.

Ryan Mulvaney
North Yorkshire Police

Ryan Mulvaney is wanted in connection with a burglary in Stonefall Avenue, Harrogate, on 2 November between 16:00 and 17:00 in which a purse containing bank cards was stolen.

Police also want to speak to him about a second burglary on 8 November in High Street, Knaresborough, when a handbag containing a purse was stolen.

If anyone has seen him, or knows of his whereabouts, they are urged to contact police.   

Listen: Plans to build thousands of homes at former RAF site scrapped

Sarah Urwin

Political Reporter, BBC Radio York

Plans to build a new "garden village" at Church Fenton have been scrapped.

The idea to build thousands of homes at the former RAF site was an initial "expression of interest", according to Selby District Council.

The aim now is to concentrate on delivering housing in the short term, the council adds.

A council spokesman has told BBC Radio York: "The government asked councils to consider sites that could potentially be places to create new garden villages. 

"We looked at the potential of using previously developed land at Church Fenton airfield to support this.

"However we've taken a decision to concentrate on delivering housing right now, to help those with real housing needs."  

Jo Mason, a Parish Councillor in Church Fenton, says some local residents feel they've been kept in the dark about the garden village plans:

Watch: Neil's wheely difficult Yorkshire bike ride for Children in Need

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Left to go right and right to go left...

As long as Neil Maiden remembers that rule on his 86-mile bike ride from Scarborough to Bradford, he should be OK.

Neil's raising money for Children in Need and he's got a collection bucket on his wrong-turning handlebars for people to throw coins into.

Neil says he was a child in need himself, after his dad died and he and his siblings were put into care for 10 years.

He says his intrepid bike trip is a way of giving something back to the system that helped him

Go Neil!

Harrogate crackdown on mobile phone use while driving

Harrogate Informer

Harrogate will see many drivers stopped as police launch "flash ops" to crack down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel.

Man on phone driving
Harrogate Informer

Making the community better - a piece of cake!

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

The school summer holidays seem so long ago, but over those six weeks hundreds of young people across North Yorkshire took part in a challenge to make the area where they're from a better place to live.

The kind of things they got up to included clearing paths, tidying churchyards and memorial gardens, encouraging people to recycle old clothes and fabric and putting on a community dog show.

In Filey Joe Harrison and Lewis Mitchell, both 12, made dozens of cakes and went door-to-door handing them out for free.

Cakemaker
BBC

Tonight their efforts might be rewarded as they've been invited to a big awards ceremony which recognises the community spirit of young people around North Yorkshire.

We'll let you know how they get on. Good luck boys!

Flood prevention in Tang Hall: Take your wellies

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

Fancy getting your wellies on to prevent getting your feet wet in the future?

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BBC Weather Watchers: What a super moon in North Yorkshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Last night's "supermoon" certainly caught the lenses of our BBC Weather Watchers - the inbox this morning looks like a monochrome snooker table.

Here are just a few of the many. This selection, starting at the top left and moving clockwise, were sent in from Skelton, York, Richmond, Thirsk, Malton, and Scarborough.

Look closely at the top centre pic, there appears to be jet fighter flying across the face of the moon:

moion
bbc

Listen: Compensation for Church Fenton residents over HS2 line

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The government's published its favoured route for the planned HS2 high speed rail line linking Birmingham with Yorkshire and Manchester.

Ministers wants the eastern line to stop between Derby and Nottingham before heading up to Sheffield and Leeds city centres.

The line is also due to connect to the East Coast Mainline at Church Fenton in North Yorkshire. 

Andrew Jones, transport minister and Conservative MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, has told BBC Radio York people living near the line will be compensated, and "the nearer to line the higher the payment will be":

Listen: Fire engine replacement plans will have 'no adverse impact'

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

More now on concerns over plans to replace six fire engines in North Yorkshire with smaller Tactical Response Vehicles.

The Fire Brigades Union told me earlier they could put firefighters and the public at risk and are considering balloting firefighters on whether to take industrial action. 

Owen Hayward, Temporary Assistant Chief Fire Officer with North Yorkshire Fire Service, has told me there won't be any adverse impact to the safety of firefighters or members the public:

The handlebars go left, the bike goes right: Reverse journey for Children in Need

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, York

This year's big Children in Need appeal is on Friday and one Scarborough man is hoping to raise cash by steering the wrong way.

Bike
BBC

Neil Maiden says he was a child in need after his dad died and he and his siblings were put into care.

Today, he's setting off on a journey of almost 100 miles from Scarborough to Bradford, on a bike which to many would be impossible to ride on - a trick bicycle which steers the wrong way.

Turn the handlebars left, the bike goes right, turn the handlebars right, the bike goes left.

Our reporter Joanita Musisi has gone to meet him, so hopefully we'll see him in action later, meanwhile good luck to Neil.

Watch: North Yorkshire's weather forecast

It's currently unseasonably mild with cloud remaining dominant and any light rain slowly sinking south.

We'll be left with a largely dry afternoon with some sunny spells developing.

Watch my full forecast here:

Traffic and travel: Delays on the roads in North Yorkshire

BBC Travel

A few traffic pinch-points are currently being reported in North Yorkshire. Here are the latest details we have:

  • Heavier than usual traffic and queuing traffic on A658 Harrogate Road eastbound in North Rigton between the Church Hill junction and Buttersyke Bar
  • Queuing traffic on the exit slip road on A64 York Bypass eastbound in Copmanthorpe at the Top Lane junction
  • The traffic is building up on A1079 Hull Road westbound in Dunnington between the Coneygarth Lane junction and Grimston Bar Interchange  

HS2: Ministers confirm North West and Yorkshire routes

BBC Radio York

The government has confirmed the route for the second phase of the high-speed HS2 rail line HS2 from the West Midlands to Leeds and from Crewe to Manchester.

The high-speed rail link was due to reach as far as Church Fenton in North Yorkshire.

Critics of the £56bn project say it'll be a white elephant that ploughs through some of Britain's most beautiful countryside, but the government says it'll boost the economy by billions.

HS2
PA

The first phase is due to open in December 2026 and will see trains travel at high speed between London and Birmingham before continuing on the existing West Coast Main Line.

A second Y-shaped phase, taking the high-speed line to Yorkshire, the north west and beyond, is due to be completed by about 2032-33.

Listen: North Yorkshire fire engine replacement plans 'unsafe'

Georgey Spanswick

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Firefighters in North Yorkshire are threatening industrial action over plans to replace six fire engines with smaller Tactical Response Vehicles. 

The Fire Authority has given the green light to introduce them in Harrogate, Malton, Northallerton, Ripon, Tadcaster and Scarborough. 

While the Fire Service says it won't have an impact on staff or public safety, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) claims the change could put lives at risk. 

Steve Howley, secretary of the FBU in North Yorkshire, tells me he thinks the move is unsafe:

Your headlines this morning

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

The top stories from our York newsroom this morning include:   

  • Firefighters in North Yorkshire are threatening strike action over plans to replace some engines with smaller response vehicles  
  • The government's setting out its preferred route for the second phase of the high speed rail line running from Birmingham to Yorkshire and Manchester
  • Officials in Selby say they've scrapped plans for a new "garden village" at Church Fenton in order to create new homes

North Yorkshire's weather

BBC Weather

It's a very mild but breezy start with hill fog, and outbreaks of light rain.

Despite sunny spells developing, the temperature will gradually fall this afternoon.  

Weather
BBC

Traffic and Travel: Roads running smoothly across the county

BBC Travel

If you're about to leave the house and head out, you shouldn't find any significant delays to disrupt you on the roads.    

However in the Tadcaster area, Slice Lane is partially blocked in both directions between the Oxton Lane junction and the A64 junction because of an accident.

Tadcaster
Google

And here's the live departure board at York Railway Station, showing most services currently running to time. 

However, the 07:19 service to Blackpool North has unfortunately been cancelled.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Andrew Barton

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.  

I hope you saw the "supermoon" last night, it was spectacular - the Moon was the nearest it's been to the earth in 69 years. 

I know plenty of our BBC Weather Watchers saw it, because our inbox looks like a box full of luminous ping-pong balls.

I'll put up a gallery later and for now will start with this pic from Paul W in Scarborough:

Moon
BBC

I think Paul W has a fairly hefty zoom lens! 

If you've snapped any pics of the "supermoon", you can send them in via TwitterFacebook or email.