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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J47 for A168 and J48 for A168.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound between J47, A168 (Allerton Park) and J48, A168 (Boroughbridge), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J47 for A168 and J48 for A168.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on A1(M) northbound between J47, A168 (Allerton Park) and J48, A168 (Boroughbridge), because of emergency repairs.

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

  3. 'Vulnerable' warned of bogus fraud squad officers

    Vulnerable people in North Yorkshire are being warned about the dangers of phone frauds after recent cases of elderly adults in the county being targeted.

    Cash withdrawal

    The alert comes from North Yorkshire County Council's Operation Gauntlet team after people posing as fraud squad members have conned people out of cash.

    One elderly woman received a phone call from someone claiming to be a police sergeant, who said he was part of an undercover operation and that two men had been arrested after withdrawing £16,000 from her account and replacing it with counterfeit money.

    The victim was asked to go to her bank and withdraw £9,200 in cash to provide evidence of the counterfeit money.

    Believing she was speaking to a genuine police officer she gave it to a man who came to her home.

    The Operation Gauntlet team say anyone in North Yorkshire who thinks a vulnerable adult they know is at risk, should contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service to request contact from them.

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    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J44 for A64.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane blocked on A1(M) southbound at J44, A64 (Bramham), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Royal Wedding invite for Scarborough boy

    A 12-year-old boy from Scarborough is on the guest list for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

    Harry

    Harry (pictured) cares for his brother, who has learning difficulties, as well as looking after his Mum.

    He was nominated by the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and will be one of 1,000 members of the public to have been invited to the grounds of Windsor Castle for the wedding.

    The local Rotary club are funding their trip to London.

  6. Carpetright store closures confirmed

    Creditors for the flooring retailer, Carpetright, have approved its plan to close 81 shops - with the loss of about 300 jobs.

    It will also reduce the rent at 100 other stores.

    Store interior

    The Carpetright stores in our region to close are:

    Barnsley; Harrogate; Huddersfield; Leeds Birstall; and Leeds Hunslet; Meadowhall; Scarborough; Scunthorpe; Wakefield-Cathedral; Wakefield Westgate (Storeys) and York Foss Islands.

  7. Parrot on rise at Studley Royal

    Jericho Keys

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    I've been getting a sneak peak this morning, of a cloud of collected rain water and a nine-metre high exotic bird called Polly, that you can climb inside.

    Parrot sculpture

    It's a funny job I've got...

    The two are part of the newest outdoor artworks at Fountains Abbey, near Ripon in North Yorkshire.

    They're at Studley Royal Water Gardens and from tomorrow they're open to the public.

  8. Leeds pupils bring happiness for dementia patients

    A group of inner city school children are being recognised for their dementia awareness work in North Yorkshire.

    Dementia visit

    They're from a school in Leeds and have been travelling to meet people at The Hall, a residential home in Thornton-le-Dale, near Pickering.

    Fiona Andrews, from the charity Dementia Forward, which helped bring the two groups together says they chose the care home because: "Its residents were unlikely to have experienced much interaction with children".

    Quote Message: The year-long project is going fantastically well and has produced a lot of joy and happiness" from Fiona Andrew Dementia Forward
    Fiona AndrewDementia Forward
  9. Grassroots teams preparing for finals

    #FAPeoplesCup

    It's a big weekend of football at grass-roots level.

    The finals of the FA People's Cup take place at England's training ground at St George's Park.

    There are 18 different categories involved including - new for 2018 - futsal, which these guys are involved with..

    Video content

    Video caption: The ex-academy players who 'want to prove' they can still play

    See how Sala Soccer FC and all the other teams get on in the FA People's Cup finals with live streaming, and text commentary on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29, April on the BBC Sport website & app.

  10. Home open to the public for the first time in 500 years

    A huge stately home in North Yorkshire is to open to the public for the first time.

    Birdsall House

    Birdsall House, near Malton, was originally built in the mid-16th Century following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII.

    It's been in the Willoughby family since 1550

    The family hope to introduce concerts, a mountain bike race and to host weddings, in a bid to raise money for the upkeep on the listed building.

  11. New Yorkshire Dales masts 'essential' for 999 services

    Plans to build new phone masts in some of the remotest parts of the Yorkshire Dales to improve communications for the emergency services have been approved.

    Mast

    The Yorkshire Dales park authority approved the Home Office applications as part of a new emergency network.

    It said the masts, located near Widdale, Arkengarthdale and on Malham Moor, will also be capable of carrying an EE antenna.

    Two further applications are being considered.

  12. Multi-million pound York revamp backed by councillors

    Mulit-million pound plans to regenerate part of York city centre have been backed by councillors according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    York plans

    The proposals to transform the area around the 750-year-old Clifford's Tower and Piccadilly area received backing from the authority's executive last night.

    They recommend spending £2.4m to kick-start project.

    York plans

    The Castle Gateway scheme, estimated to cost around £30m, would give some of the city's historic sites "the setting they deserve," the council said.

    If approved, construction work could begin next year.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A63 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A63 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Whinny Hagg Lane and A162.

    A63 North Yorkshire - A63 closed in both directions between the Whinny Hagg Lane junction in Hambleton and the A162 junction in Lumby. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Yorkshire's weather: Chilly and cloudy

    BBC Weather

    Today will be mainly cloudy with some outbreaks of rain moving in after a dry start. It'll be feeling a bit chilly too.

    The rain will tend to ease and move away this evening and it should be dry overnight.

    Weather graphic
  15. Thousands raised to nurse acid attack pony

    More than £4,000 has been raised to help a pony suspected of being attacked with acid.

    Pony

    The animal is being treated at an equine hospital in North Yorkshire, after being found abandoned in Derbyshire.

    The animal, thought to be about eight months old, was injured and "riddled with parasites" when it was taken to the hospital.

    Vet David Rendle, who's praised the male foal as a "plucky little thing", says its injuries looked like "someone had thrown a chemical substance into its face".

    A crowdfunding page has now been set up to pay for her care.

  16. Yorkshire's top stories today

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    Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night.