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By Jim Addyman

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  1. How much do you know about York's ghosts and ghouls?


    York is renowned - among those who believe in such things - as one of the most haunted cities in Europe.

    But do you know the name of the dog reputed to haunt York Minster or where you can find the Grey Lady? Test your knowledge in this spooky quiz.

    York Minster
  2. Travel update: Delays continue on East Coast Main Line

    BBC Travel

    Major delays on the East Coast Main Line are expected to continue this afternoon after the line was closed earlier today near Newark. 

    It means people travelling between West Yorkshire and London will face cancellations and delays for some time to come.

    Affected are Grand Central services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross, Hull Trains services between Hull and London Kings Cross and Virgin Trains East Coast services between Harrogate/York/Edinburgh/Leeds/Glasgow Central.

    Take a look at the National Rail Enquiries website for the latest updates.

  3. Traffic and travel: Delays after accident on A1(M)

    BBC Travel

    We're getting reports of delays on the A1(M) North Yorkshire.

    It's believed to be because of an accident at J56, B6275 (Barton).

  4. Dad's the word

    Harrogate Advertiser

    A charity worker from Harrogate has just had his memoirs of being a single dad in the 1970s published. 

    Mike Daligan's book, Lessons From a Chequered Life, details his experiences of bringing up two children at a time when very few fathers were granted custody after divorce.

    Lessons From A Chequered Life
  5. Watch: What's in your bin? This is what's in mine...

    Sarah Urwin

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio York

    We're all supposed to be environmentally friendly and recycle as much as possible, but new figures suggest that in North Yorkshire we could be doing better.

    The latest statistics show councils across North Yorkshire have spent £46m over the last three years sending household rubbish to landfill. 

    In York, the council currently recycles 43% of the rubbish it collects, whereas in areas like Thirsk and Northallerton the rate is 54%.

    One of the best councils in the UK for recycling is South Oxfordshire which recycles 67% of its rubbish - but overall rates have dropped for the first time.

    So what can we recycle - and could we be doing better? I invited Councillor Andrew Waller, responsible for environment at City of York Council, to rifle through my rubbish to see if I'm recycling properly:

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    Video caption: City of York councillor Andrew Waller shows what we should be recycling.
  6. Why not follow #bbcyorkshire on Instagram?

    For scenes of Yorkshire like these beauties, why not follow us on Instagram?

    Our account is @bbcyorkshire. You can tag your posts #bbcyorkshire for a chance to be featured. 

    Instagram grab
  7. Berlin attack: Yorkshire fund-raising trucker to get formal thanks

    A Yorkshire trucker who raised nearly £200,000 for relatives of the driver killed in the Berlin Christmas market attack is to be thanked by the Polish ambassador at a ceremony in London later.

    Dave Duncan

    Dave Duncan (pictured), from Otley, set up a crowdfunding campaign to help Lukasz Urban's relatives.

    Mr Urban was found dead after his lorry was crashed into the Breitscheidplatz market in December, killing 12 people.

    Mr Duncan said he felt compelled to help his "fellow trucker".

    Attacker Anis Amri left at least 48 injured when he ploughed into crowds at the German market

    Mr Urban, a Polish national, had been stabbed and shot.

  8. Dealing with dementia in North Yorkshire

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    People living with dementia have the chance to go along to special sessions at museums in Ripon and Harrogate from this week.

    How to protect against dementia graphic

    The sessions are also open to their families and carers, and begin at the Ripon Workhouse Museum from today. 

    Further sessions are due to be held over the following five weeks at Harrogate's Mercer Art Gallery and Pump Room Museum.

  9. Travel update: Major delays on East Coast Main Line

    BBC Travel

    Trains on the East Coast Main Line may be delayed by up to 80 minutes after an incident near Newark affecting trains between Doncaster and Grantham.

    The delays are expected to last until at least 11:00, according to National Rail.

    Check with the National Rail departure board for York Railway Station for the latest news on delays.  

    East Coast train
  10. Listen: Future of the Futurist to be decided

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    The fate of Scarborough's landmark Futurist Theatre is due to be decided later today. 

    Borough councillors are to vote on whether to set aside £4m to demolish the seafront venue. 

    Thousands of people have been campaigning to save it, many of whom are expected to march on the town hall ahead of the meeting. 

    Independent councillor Janet Jefferson says they still don't know enough to make a decision and today's discussions will be crucial:

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    Video caption: Independent councillor in Scarborough is unsure about the future of the Futurist Theatre.
  11. Avian flu worries for North Yorkshire farmers

    Chickens and ducks with avian flu have been found at a property in North Yorkshire.

    Avian flu warning signs

    The affected birds have the H5N8 strain of avian flu and were found at a property in Settle. 

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has said the risk to the general public is "very low".

     A 1.6-mile protection zone and a six-mile surveillance area have been put in place around the infected premises to reduce the risk of the disease spreading.

  12. Watch: North Yorkshire's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    After a cloudy start, we'll see a band of rain, quite heavy and persistent at times, moving southeastwards across our region.

    Colder, brighter but showery conditions will follow

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: BBC Look North's Abbie Dewhurst has Yorkshire's weather forecast on Monday 9 January 2017.
  13. Listen: Coppergate restrictions re-introduced

    Fines are coming back for people who wrongly drive on a city centre road in York.  

    Back in 2015, City of York Council had to repay fines after it was decided they had levied the fines illegally.

    From today, traffic restrictions have been re-introduced on Coppergate - where between 08:00 and 18:00 only buses, taxis and permit holders will be allowed to use it. 

    Ian Gillies, in charge of transport at the council, says there will be a grace period for people to get used to this:

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    Video caption: Traffic restrictions are returning on Coppergate in York.
  14. North Yorkshire's sport headlines

    BBC Sport

    The top sport stories for North Yorkshire so far this morning include:

    • York City manager Gary Mills says replacing loan pair Arran Racine and Rhys Murphy is his number one priority
    • Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver says his side's performance in the 6-3 defeat of Alfreton was something he'd been looking for
    • York City Knights are due to hold a fans' forum at Huntington Sports Club on Thursday, giving fans the chance to meet new owner Jon Flatman
  15. Is North Yorkshire recycling enough?

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    Councils in North Yorkshire have paid out £46m in landfill taxes to the government in just three years, the BBC has learned

    £11m of that total was in York, where officials say they want to increase recycling. 

    Liberal Democrat Andrew Waller is in charge of environment at City of York Council and says recycling is not just about saving them money - but also trying to prevent climate change:

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    Video caption: City of York Council environment spokesman on benefits of recycling.
  16. Your headlines this morning

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    The latest stories from the BBC York newsroom so far this morning include: 

    • Councils in North Yorkshire have paid out £46m in landfill taxes to the government in just three years, with £11m of that in York
    • The fate of Scarborough's landmark Futurist Theatre is due to be decided later today when  councillors vote on whether to set aside £4m to demolish the seafront venue
    • Fines are coming back for people who wrongly drive on a city centre road in York, with traffic restrictions re-introduced on Coppergate
  17. Traffic and travel: On North Yorkshire's roads and rail

    BBC Travel

    There are no major delays reported on the trains out of York Station so far this morning. Take a look at the live departure board for the very latest.

    On the roads, there are speed restrictions in both directions on the A61 at Princess Royal Way, Pannal.

    The A1 has narrow lanes and speed restrictions at Leeming Bar.

    Gilling East's Main Street (B1363) is closed to traffic in both directions between Church Lane and Coulton Lane.

    And Bridge Street (A659) in Tadcaster remains closed in both directions due to long-standing repairs.

  18. North Yorkshire's weather: Rain throughout the day

    BBC Weather

    A band of rain, sometimes heavy and prolonged, will move southeastwards across the area today.

    Colder, brighter but showery conditions will follow as the wind eases, with the showers mainly across the Pennines.  

    Weather graphic
  19. Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    I'll be with you until 14:30 with all the latest news, travel and weather from across North Yorkshire. 

    In the news, it's been revealed that councils in North Yorkshire have paid out £46m in landfill taxes to the government in just three years. More on that story shortly.

    Meanwhile, we'd love to see your pics from across the county like this misty pic of Cayton Bay sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Yorkshire Kush. 

    You can get in touch and send your photos via Twitter, Facebook or email.

    Cayton Bay