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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J56 for B6275 Hang Beck.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) entry slip road closed northbound at J56, B6275 (Barton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Yorkshire's to stories today

    Yorkshire's top stories today include:

    Live news for Yorkshire will return from 06:30 on Monday.

  3. Light fantastic for York in the dark months

    A scheme to illuminate York during the winter months has been hailed a success and has helped drive visits to the city.

    York

    That's according to the council's tourism bureau, who say visitor numbers rose during November and December.

    More than 160,000 LED lights have lluminated bridges, lamp columns and buildings, including the city's four 14th Century gateways.

    Apparently, if the lights were laid end-to-end (why would you do that?), they would stretch for 15km.

    The Winter Lights scheme will continue up to the end of February.

  4. Delays after power switch off on East Coast Mainline

    There have been delays of up to an hour on the East Coast mainline between Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and London after a safety problem with overhead electrical wires.

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    The train company turned the power off for two hours, causing delays at Retford, affecting trains to and from Grantham.

    Delays are expected to continue throughout the afternoon.

  5. Care improvement plan after government warning

    The City of York Council says it's looking at ways to improve recruitment and a plan to improve staff skills after being named by the government as one of the worst in the country for getting people out of hospital and into care.

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    It means it might lose control of some of its funding.

    A letter signed by health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and communities secretary, Sajid Javid, has been sent to City of York Council leader David Carr. It says York is in the bottom five councils for finding care places.

    The council says it received the letter last December and has been working on solutions to the issues it raises.

  6. The sky at night: North Yorkshire's infinite twinkling

    A festival to celebrate North Yorkshire's celestial wonders opens today.

    Sky

    The third annual Dark Skies Festival will see stargazers gathering on the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.

    The moors are said to be one of the best places in the country to see stars, because of the low light pollution levels and clear horizons.

  7. Government warns York Council over care places

    City of York Council's been named by the government as one of the worst in the country for getting people out of hospital and into a care placement.

    York

    It means the authority might lose control of some of its funding.

    A letter signed by health secretary Jeremy Hunt and communities secretary Sajid Javid has been sent to City of York Council leader David Carr.

    It says York is in the bottom five councils for finding care places, meaning the government might step in and commit a third of its Improved Better Care Fund money in a bid to reduce pressure on the NHS.

    Quote Message: Your council is at risk of having specific conditions placed on it." from Rt Hon Sajid Javid Communities secretary
    Rt Hon Sajid JavidCommunities secretary
  8. Traffic and travel: A64 open again after crash

    BBC News Travel

    The A64 westbound has reopened again after a collision which completely closed the busy road earlier this morning.

    A64

    Police say several vehicles were involved shortly after 07:00 on the A64 at Hazlewood, near Tadcaster.

    The crash involved a grey VW Passat, a white BMW 1 Series, a silver Mini Cooper and a bus.

    No one was hurt.

    The road is now fully open and traffic congestion is easing.

  9. York council tax hike approved

    People in York will see their council tax rise by 3.5% after senior politicians approved a budget last night for the next financial year.

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    It will go before full council later this month when opposition parties will put forward their alternative budgets.

    City of York Council is among 95% of local authorities planning to increase council tax.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A165 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A165 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at Prince Of Wales Terrace.

    A165 North Yorkshire - A165 Ramshill Road in Scarborough blocked and stationary traffic at the Prince Of Wales Terrace junction, because of an accident involving a pedestrian.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  11. Watch: Yorkshire's Friday forecast

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    There'll be dry and bright conditions for most today across Yorkshire.

    A scattering of showers this afternoon, some of these wintry on high levels.

    Here's my full forecast:

  12. Traffic and Travel: Latest on closure of A64 westbound

    BBC News Travel

    Traffic conditions on the A64 at Tadcaster are not now expected to return to normal until at least 10:30 this morning.

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    The road remains closed westbound between the junctions with the A162 and the A659 after what police have described as a multi-vehicle incident.

    Emergency services remain on the scene.

    Congestion is now tailing back as far as the A1237 York Ring Road.

  13. Traffic and travel: Big delays on A64 after accident

    BBC News Travel

    It'll be at least 09:15 before things get back to normal on the A64 after a multi-vehicle accident near Tadcaster, according to Highways England.

    The road is currently completely closed westbound and traffic between Tadcaster and Leeds remains "severely affected", according to police.

  14. Traffic and Travel: A64 westbound closed

    BBC News Travel

    There are currently big problems on the A64 in North Yorkshire.

    A64 map

    It's completely closed westbound at Tadcaster because of a multi-vehicle accident.

    Police say travel between Tadcaster and Leeds has been "severely affected".

    Emergency services are in atttendance, they add.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A64 North Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A64 North Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between A659 and A162.

    A64 North Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A64 westbound in Catterton between the A659 junction and the A162 junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  16. Listen: Rediscover Otley's famous 'Chip' off the old block

    A new exhibition dedicated to one of the world's most famous furniture designers - and one of Yorkshire's most famous sons - opens in Leeds today.

    Thomas Chippendale was born in Otley in West Yorkshire in 1718 and he was educated at the town's grammar school.

    By the 1740s he was working in York as a cabinet maker before making his name in London, designing furniture for some of the greatest houses in the country.

    Outside his work, Chippendale fathered 12 children and had two marriages before his death in 1779.

    His work has now been brought together for a display at Leeds City Museum and one of the exhibition's curators, Ruth Martin, says his output was prolific: