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  1. York to get share of £80m fund to help creative industries

    York is among the UK cities set to receive research funding for its creative industries, the government has announced.

    York Minster

    It will receive a share of £80m. which the government hopes will boost productivity and create jobs in the UK's creative industries.

    The investment will bring together businesses and academia to improve lucrative sectors, including fashion, broadcast and video games.

    Businesses including Aardman, Sony, and Burberry will work will academics in hubs, such as York, to research ways to improve production.

  2. Yorkshire builders told how to protect hibernating animals

    Builders in Yorkshire are receiving advice on how to protect animals hibernating on construction sites.

    A tower crane

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is also telling workers across the region what they can do to protect wild flowers.

    A hedgehog

    They have produced posters with wildlife and eco guidelines, which will be displayed at building sites.

  3. Housing set for site of the former Nestle factory

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans for 425 new homes on the site of the former Nestle factory in York are set to be approved by councillors, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    The former Nestle Rowntree factory

    A report prepared for members of the planning committee asks them to approve the application, despite concerns over the impact the scheme will have on traffic on Wigginton Road.

    The plans would see 118 homes and 307 apartments built at the site, as well as a creche, community building, office block and convenience store.

    An outline planning application for the development will be discussed at a meeting on Thursday.

  4. Police and Crime Commissioner apologises over 'bullying' claims

    North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has apologised, after a report concluded she had displayed "bullying behaviour" towards an employee.

    Julia Mulligan

    Julia Mulligan says she's "taken very seriously" the conclusion that some of her behaviours were "perceived by the complainant to have been bullying in their nature".

    She said: "I am both very concerned and truly sorry that anything I may have said or done could be perceived in the way described by the complainant.

    "I would again like to say how sorry I am for any impact this may have had on the complainant."

    A different meeting is being held today to assess two separate allegations against the PCC.

  5. Water company calls for wet wipes to be binned

    Wet wipe companies should do more to tell customers to bin their used wet wipes, after causing more than 30,000 sewer blockages every year, according to Yorkshire Water.

    Wet wipes blocking a sewer in

    The firm says many wipes don't break down and that companies that sell the wipes should put that fact prominently on their packaging.

    Wet wipes are behind up to 80% of blockages in UK sewers, a key element of the infamous giant obstacles known as fatbergs, according to Water UK, the trade body representing all of the main water and sewerage companies in the country.

    They say it costs £100m a year to deal with them.

    Wipe manufacturers told the BBC they use a different disintegration test, and blamed the blockages on people putting non-flushable wipes down the toilet.

  6. 'Exceedingly good' Brexit stockpile plan?

    Premier Foods has said it intends to stockpile raw materials in the run-up to Brexit as fears grow over gridlock at UK ports.

    Basket of items

    The firm, which owns Bisto, Oxo and Mr Kipling, has sites in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire and Barnsley in South Yorkshire.

    It says it's had to prepare because of uncertainty surrounding Britain's departure from the EU next March.

    The company said it expected to spend up to £10m on the preparations.

  7. York disability parking changes 'cruel'

    Changes to blue badge parking provision in the centre of York have been branded "cruel" by disability campaigners.

    Parking sign

    Under trial measures aimed at improving protection against the threat of terrorist attacks, blue badge users will not be able to park in St Sampson's Square daily between 10:30 and 17:00.

    Jackie Chapman, from York and District MS Society, said: "A few years ago a lot of people campaigned to get better access to shops and businesses, which they have done and it's fantastic. But now they're saying we can't go in the shops because we can't park.

    "I just think it's cruel when people have fought to get the ability to access things that we are having it taken away."

    Peter and Barbara Barnes, whose 35-year-old son has cerebral palsy, echoed Mrs Chapman's concerns, saying: "If you've got a severely disabled child, you've got no access to the centre of York."

    City of York Council says it's working to keep York secure while trying to minimise any impact on residents, businesses and visitors.

  8. Armed robbers raid Chinese restaurant

    A pair of armed robbers have held up a Chinese restaurant in North Yorkshire at knifepoint.

    The High Street in Great Ayton

    Officers are searching for two men who entered the Fortune Cookie, in Great Ayton, and began demanding money.

    North Yorkshire Police say the pair stole cash from the restaurant, on the village's High Street, before making off on foot.

    One was described as wearing a vampire mask and the other had a scarf or snood wrapped around his face.

    Det Sgt Michele Fawcett said: “Thankfully, no-one was injured, however the staff were terrified and have been left extremely shaken."

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A165 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A165 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, from A171 Westborough to Cambridge Terrace.

    A165 North Yorkshire - A165 Valley Bridge Road in Scarborough closed and heavy traffic in both directions from the A171 Westborough junction to the Cambridge Terrace junction, because of a police incident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A165 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A165 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from B1229 to New Road.

    A165 North Yorkshire - A165 Humanby Road in Reighton closed and heavy traffic in both directions from Dotterel Roundabout to the New Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  11. Listen: Domestic abuse victims urged to come forward

    The detective who led an inquiry into the killing of a mum in North Yorkshire is urging the victims of domestic abuse to come forward.

    Adrian Rodi, 50, from Cawood is starting a life sentence in a secure hospital after admitting the manslaughter of his ex-partner Angela Rider.

    Det Insp Steve Menzies, from North Yorkshire Police, led the inquiry and says people experiencing any sort of domestic abuse must speak up:

    Video content

    Video caption: North Yorkshire Police say people experiencing domestic must speak up.
  12. Police and Crime Commissioner faces fresh allegations

    Secrecy is surrounding fresh allegations being levelled at the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Yorkshire.

    Julia Mulligan

    While the details of the allegations have not been disclosed, they're thought to be separate to a report last month.

    It concluded Julia Mulligan displayed "bullying behaviour" towards an employee.

    The PCC said she was "shocked" at the approach of the panel.

    She added if she could appeal the decision she would.

    The details of the new allegations are not known and members of the press and public have been excluded from the hearing.

    The BBC's approached the PCC's office for a statement, but they say they will not comment until the process is completed.

  13. Listen: School funding claim dismissed by government

    The government's dismissing claims less money is spent on schoolchildren in York than pupils elsewhere in England.

    Ministers have brought in a new formula aimed at making funding fairer, but critics say it's actually left some worse off.

    In the Commons, the Labour MP for York Central, Rachael Maskell, expressed her concern over the impact on results being achieved by the city's children:

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    Video caption: York MP's concern over results being achieved by the city's children.
  14. Fire service warning of North Yorkshire oil spill

    Motorists are being warned about slippery conditions near Skipton in North Yorkshire after an accident which has left oil on the road:

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  15. Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Scattered showers will die out to leave the rest of the day dry with some sunshine.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: Scattered showers will die out to leave the rest of the day dry with some sunshine.
  16. 'Drop winter parking plan' Scarborough council told

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A "confusing" plan to bring in winter parking charges in Scarborough should be dropped, the town's council is being urged.

    The beach in Scarborough

    Scarborough Council's cabinet voted last month to charge £1 for 24 hours parking in some of the borough's car parks from November to March, where previously there was no charge.

    It's now being asked to reconsider the scheme following a unanimous vote from the Overview and Scrutiny Board.

    The cabinet is due to meet later to discuss the board's recommendation.

  17. England manager Southgate made 'Honorary Yorkshireman'

    England football manager Gareth Southgate has been officially named as an honorary Yorkshireman.


    Southgate's lived in the Harrogate area for 18 years and was presented with the honour at the White Rose Awards last night:

    The accolade is for people who've made a big impact in the county, despite being born elsewhere and he's the third person to get the award.

    The title has also gone to Take That star Gary Barlow and Tim Firth for writing The Girls, a musical inspired by the Women's Institute's Calendar Girls.

    The awards ceremony also saw York Maze and the Vale of Pickering Caravan Park among the winners and Leeds Playhouse scoop the Arts and Culture Award.

    Meanwhile, the Bradford Literature Festival was named Tourism Event of the Year.

    A Kirklees village also starred: The Dunkirk in Denby Dale won Pub of the Year, while the village's Yummy Yorkshire restaurant award was crowned Taste of Yorkshire.

    Rumours Gareth Southgate is now legally obliged to wear a flat cap at all times have not been confirmed...