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By Jim Addyman

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  1. Whitby and Scarborough: Waters receding

    The waters in Scarborough are receding after high tide passed.

    There was localised flooding on seafronts in both towns.

    However, residents and businesses had taken precautions with property and their own safety.

    Emergency authorities are on scene to inspect any damage and to also keep people safe.

    We are ending our live coverage for this week now, but you can look back through the rest of our posts to see what's happened that you may have missed.

    We'll be back from 06:30 on Monday.

  2. Road flooded in Scarborough

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    As the tidal surge reached its peak, we were on the seafront in Scarborough.

    This is what we saw:

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  3. Ready for anything

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    I'm in Scarborough - and so are these guys.

    They're the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team who are ready to assist:

    Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team
  4. The scene in Whitby

    Lee Johnson

    BBC Tees

    I'm down on Pier Road in Whitby.

    Waves are beginning to break over the walls and flow down the streets around the harbour:

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  5. Scarborough: High tide on the way

    I'm in Scarborough as high tide approaches.

    People in the town are still being urged to be wary of flooding - this video shows why:

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  6. Five things we've learned about North Yorkshire today

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    That's all from me for now. I'll be back from 06:30 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from around Yorkshire. 

    Meanwhile, updates will continue here throughout the day.

    In the meantime, here are five things we've learned about our county today:

    1. Overnight worries about tidal surges and flooding on the Yorkshire coast turn out to be unfounded

    2. The teenager charged with the murder of seven-year-old York girl Katie Rough has been remanded in secure youth accommodation once more

    3. York City have added another new face to their squad with the arrival of Cheltenham Town forward, Amari Morgan-Smith on loan until the end of the season

    4. York City Knights have been given the go-ahead to play at Bootham Crescent this coming season

    5. York is to be a pilot city in a scheme to increase the efficiency in how pothole problems are reported

    I'll leave you today with this pic of a snowy but colourful Harrogate sent in by BBC Weather Watcher, Jeannette

  7. Follow us on Instagram

    Julia Bryson

    Journalist, BBC Local Live

    If you're on Instagram, why not check out our gallery of photos from around Yorkshire at @bbcyorkshire?

    We have a community of instagrammers tagging us #bbcyorkshire to be featured - why not be part of it too? 

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A174 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A174 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Lythe Bank and Sandsend Road.

    A174 North Yorkshire - A174 Sandsend Road in Sandsend closed in both directions between the Lythe Bank junction and the Sandsend Road junction, because of flooding.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  9. Scarborough's Open Air Theatre hopes to increase number of events

    Jim Addyman

    BBC Local Live, York

    The number of concerts held at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre could more than double.

    Scarborough's Open Air Theatre

    It's currently restricted to 12 events a year but operators now want to increase that number to 30. 

    They also want to increase the size of the audience by an extra 3,000. 

    Last year the venue hosted concerts by Bryan Adams, James Bay and Wet Wet Wet.

  10. Effect of York's 2015 floods still felt over a year on

    Jonathan Cowap

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    The floods of December 2015 caused untold misery for a lot of North Yorkshire residents, not least when they came to renew their insurance policies.

    Many have had to put up with large increases in their premiums and in some cases insurance is impossible to get.

    Some people have reported that because the industry works by postcode, they have seen premiums rocket due to them living in a postcode where flooding occurred, even though their property has never flooded.

    Is that fair? That's a question I put to Malcolm Tarling from the Association of British Insurers, asking him what insurance companies are doing to improve the situation:  

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    Video caption: The ABI spokesman talks about what insurance companies are doing for flood victims.
  11. Storm surge: Scarborough on tenterhooks ahead of afternoon high tide

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    There is a sense of relief among local businesses that this morning's high water passed off without incident but there is also a sense of apprehension about tonight's high tide at about 4.45pm.

    The foreshore road is open at the moment, the barriers and sandbags remain in place but, of course, we are not out of the woods yet.

    You can see the white horses out there in South Bay and there are realy strong winds, force 10 in places ands a strom surge is coming down the North Sea again.

    Traders say they have put all precautions in place and it's really a waiting and watching brief now.

    Phil Bodmer
  12. Another York City loan signing arrives

    BBC Sport

    Following on from Danny Parslow returning for a second spell at Bootham Crescent, one of Parslow's Cheltenham Town colleagues has also joined the Minstermen.

    Amari Morgan-Smith will be with York City on loan until the end of the season, although it's thought that manager Gary Mills is keen to sign the player permanently when his contract runs out in the summer..

    The 27-year-old forward has made 25 appearances for the League Two side this campaign, scoring twice.

    Amari Morgan-Smith
  13. North Yorks troops to remain in Skegness

    Jake Zuckerman

    BBC Look North

    Soldiers from 2 Yorks Battalion, usually based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, are staying in Skegness today just in case there are problems with the high tide this evening.


    Focus is now turning towards the next high tide on the east coast at about 18:00 amid worries over a possible storm surge.

    This morning's high tide in Lincolnshire passed without incident.