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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1237 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1237 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, near B1224 Wetherby Road affecting Askham Lane.

    A1237 North Yorkshire - A1237 York Outer Ring Road in Knapton partially blocked and queuing traffic in both directions near the B1224 Wetherby Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Askham Lane junction.

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

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J49 for A168.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) entry slip road closed northbound at J49, A168 (Dishforth), because of a lorry fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary fox befriends badgers

    A trio of cubs have formed an unlikely bond which would not usually be seen in the wild.

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    Severe disruption: A64 North Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A64 North Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between B1248 Scarborough Road and A169.

    A64 North Yorkshire - A64 in Scagglethorpe closed and heavy traffic westbound between Brambling Fields Junction and the A169 junction, because of an overturned trailer and debris on the road. Diversion in operation - via the B1248 through Malton rejoining the A64 at the A169 interchange.

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

  5. Beyond the wildwood: Orphaned badgers and fox best of pals

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    How about this for an unlikely group of pals.

    Badgers and fox

    These baby badgers and Phoebe the baby fox have become firm pals after all being rescued and then taken in by the Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary.

    The orphans sleep in the same bed, eat from the same bowl and play together.

    Alex Farner, founder of the Whitby Wildlife Centre, told me the badgers were found near Meltham in West Yorkshire wandering through a woodland aged just three weeks old.

    The baby fox turned up in a box at a vets in Leeds.

    Badgers and fox

    Alex said the people who spotted the badgers watched them for four hours, struggling on a steep bank without mum, who it's thought was killed after being hit by a car.

    She says: "They were so young they didn't even have teeth."

    "Foxes and badgers would never mix in the wild," she added. "But these three were wild animals without their mothers, all of a similar size and we thought we could place them together as long as we kept a close eye on them."


    Now at six weeks old the fox and badgers are happy and safe to be left playing at sleeping together, but Alex says "they'll be separated when they're older and released back to the wild."

  6. Watch: Hotter than Honolulu!

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    How did you spend the warmest day of the year so far?

    It was hotter than Honolulu in Yorkshire yesterday. Is that going to continue today?

    Here's my forecast:

    Video content

    Video caption: How did you spend the warmest day of the year so far?
  7. Fire Service hot weather water warning

    There's a warning not to jump into North Yorkshire's rivers during this spell of warm weather.

    North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue says it wants to remind people the water will be much colder than expected.

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  8. Another big name announced for this year's Tour de Yorkshire

    The reigning Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet is the latest star rider to confirm he'll take part in this year's Tour de Yorkshire next month.

    Greg Van Avermaet

    One of cycling's biggest names, Mark Cavendish, will also make his return to the sport from injury at the race which starts in Beverley.

    Cavendish has won 30 stages of the Tour de France.

    Mark Cavendish.

    Reigning Tour de Yorkshire champion Serge Pauwels will be back to defend his title this year.

    The Belgian has just completed the Tour of the Basque Country, and says the winning the race here is one of the highlights of his career.

    Serge Pauwels winning last year's Tour de Yorkshire

    Retired 2016 victor Thomas Voeckler will also be present in an ambassadorial role.

    The race starts in Beverley on May 3, 2018.

  9. Coal free for the first time in 136 years

    For the first time since 1882, the UK was - for 48 hours this week - powered without the use of coal.

    Drax power station cooling towers.

    Drax power station near Goole says it's "a huge step in the right direction".

    The milestone was hit on Tuesday and Wednesday, after being picked up by a monitoring system.

    Drax Power says it's down to the warmer weather and a growth in renewable energy and gas.

    Their Chief Executive Andy Koss says they're committed to coming off coal before 2025.

  10. Swimming champion's medals haul 'helped by York'

    Joanita Musisi

    BBC Radio York

    The York swimmer James Wilby has been given a hero's welcome by members of his old swimming club.

    James Wilby

    He's back home in York after winning four medals at the Commonwealth Games: a gold, two silvers and a bronze.

    The 24-year-old received a rapturous reception from youngsters training at Yearsley Pool where he started his career, with his proud Mum Fiona looking on.

    I've been chatting to him this morning and look, I got to point at his medals too!

    James says he's been "amazed by the support he's had from people in York."

    His mum said: "James always stayed in York to train and didn't need to go anywhere else.

    "He always believed he could do it and York could help him."

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    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 and heavy traffic northbound at J56, B6275 (Barton), because of a lorry fire.

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

  12. York drivers' phone data to ease traffic jams

    Drivers' mobile phone data is to be used to try and ease congestion in York.

    York ring rd

    The council will monitor drivers' phone signals from inside cars to help planners manage traffic better without having to build new roads.

    It will also allow officials to predict traffic patterns during severe weather and divert vehicles through less busy areas of the city.

    The council said the data would be collected anonymously and kept secure.

  13. PM pays tribute to BBC Yorkshire's Len Tingle

    The leaders of two major parties are the latest to pay tribute to BBC Yorkshire's former political editor Len Tingle.

    Len Tingle

    Len died earlier this month from cancer. He was 62.

    Theresa May said Len was a "wonderful advocate for Yorkshire".

    Meanwhile, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described Len as "a joy to be with".

  14. Listen: 'Hero's welcome' for York swimming champion

    There was a hero's return last night for York's Commonwealth swimming champion, James Wilby.

    James won four medals in Australia: gold for the 200m breast stroke, two silver and one bronze.

    He received a rapturous reception from the young swimmers back at his old club where he trained with York City Baths at Yearsley Pool.

    Aspiring youngsters at the club said James made them feel they could do anything they wanted to:

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    Video caption: York swimming champion's return home
  15. Legal threat over Virgin Trains East Coast rail franchise

    The transport secretary is being threatened with legal action if firms running East Coast mainline trains are allowed to bid for future contracts.

    Virgin train

    Stagecoach and Virgin were told they could exit the Virgin Trains East Coast franchise three years early after reporting losses.

    Renationalisation group Bring Back British Rail wants "action to stop this happening again".

    Chris Grayling's office said there was "no basis for legal action".

  16. Friday's Yorkshire weather: BBQ time again!

    BBC Weather

    Early low cloud or mist will disperse to leave a fine day with plenty of sunshine.

    Most places will feel pleasant in the sunshine with only a gentle westerly breeze.

    Staying dry tonight with clear periods for most.

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