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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Leeds to Whitby: Britain's most scenic bus route?

    The 840 Coastliner service is one of the shortlisted entries for Britain's most scenic bus route.

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    Video caption: Canadian C-17 plane touches down at Leeds Bradford Airport

    The landing marks the start of a week-long military exercise involving international air forces.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A19 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A19 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Union Lane and Westbourne Road.

    A19 North Yorkshire - A19 Brook Street in Selby blocked in both directions between the Union Lane junction and the Westbourne Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  4. Is this Britain's most scenic bus route?

    Jonny McGuigan

    Social Media Specialist, BBC Yorkshire

    What's the prettiest bus journey you've ever been on?

    I'm asking because there is actually a competition to find Britain’s most scenic bus route.


    Yorkshire is in the running so I hopped on board to find out what all the fuss is about.

    The 840 Coastliner service certainly provides some breathtaking views and stunning scenery.

    It travels from Leeds to Whitby in just four hours and the journey takes in historic York, before crossing the North York Moors National Park.

    The winner will be announced later this month.

  5. Roadwork relief for A64 motorists

    Some good news for drivers who've been enduring a five mile stretch of roadworks, with a 40mph speed restriction, on the A64 between York and Leeds

    Roadworks sign

    Highways England say, after feedback from drivers, the next phase of work will be carried out in two separate stages of three miles each, rather than doing the full six miles in one go.

    Engineers are replacing 11 miles of the central reservation as part of improvement work.

  6. Listen: Parents deserve paid leave after loss of a child

    A bill, which is being discussed in the Commons today, would introduce paid parental bereavement leave of at least two weeks for parents grieving the loss of a child.

    Kevin Hollinrake, the Conservative MP for Thirsk and Malton, has sponsored the Parental Bereavement Bill, which is due to have its third reading today:

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    Video caption: MP Kevin Hollinrake fights for parents' bereavement leave in Parliament
  7. Travel: Bridge strike disrupts Settle-Carlisle trains

    BBC News Travel

    Trains on the Settle Carlisle rail line are being disrupted after a vehicle struck a bridge at Culgaith.

    Traffic near Langwathby station is also being delayed.

  8. York failing people leaving hospital - Social care boss

    York hasn't done enough to get people out of hospital with the care they need, the social care boss of City of York Council has admitted, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    York Hospital

    Martin Farran, director of adult social care, has told senior councillors the whole system hasn't been effective at getting people home from hospital - with a "catastrophic effect" on older people in particular.

    It comes after senior councillors in the city agreed to put another £1.2m into social care work.

    The money will be used to try and stop bed-blocking, which is when older people are stuck in hospital with nowhere else to go.

  9. Listen: Northallerton parade marks 100 years of RAF

    Hundreds of people have been lining the streets of Northallerton as staff from RAF Leeming parade through the town.

    It's part of a special event to celebrate the Freedom of the County Town and 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

    There are also various stands displaying equipment used by the RAF and a flypast of Hawk aircraft from 100 Squadron, based at RAF Leeming, is also due to take place.

    David Arthurton, the base's Station Commander, says the RAF has "a real affinity" for Northallerton.

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    Video caption: RAF Leeming parades through Northallerton to mark 100 years of the RAF
  10. Police racial discrimination of 'gravest concern'

    An employment tribunal ruling that a police officer was subjected to racial discrimination is of the "gravest concern", according to North Yorkshire Police's Assistant Chief Constable.

    North Yorkshire Police say racial discrimination is gravest concern

    An employment tribunal ruled Sgt Zaheer Ahmed had been subjected to unconscious race discrimination and two instances of direct discrimination, due to his Pakistani ethnic origin.

    The tribunal decided a white sergeant, who had passed his or her inspectors’ exams, would have faced fewer promotion obstacles than Mr Ahmed experienced.

    Quote Message: Racial discrimination has no place in the police service, or in society, and consequently any finding of discrimination is a matter of the gravest concern." from Amanda Oliver Assistant Chief Constable
    Amanda OliverAssistant Chief Constable
  11. Listen: Harrogate Town 'deserve' to be in play-off final

    Harrogate Town face the biggest match in the club's history this Sunday.

    They're playing Brackley in the play-off finals - the prize being promotion to the National League.

    Town manager Simon Weaver says promotion would mean a lot not just to the club but to the town as a whole:

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    Video caption: Harrogate Town manager says his team deserve to be in the play off final

    There is full coverage of the match on BBC Radio York from 14:00 on Sunday.

  12. Watch: Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A chilly and sunny start followed by a mainly dry and fine day with long spells of sunshine.

    Watch my forecast here:

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    Video caption: A mainly dry and fine day with long spells of sunshine.
  13. Ex-minister criticises 'One Yorkshire' devolution plan

    Kevin Larkin

    Political reporter, BBC Yorkshire

    A former government minister has criticised the economic case for a Yorkshire-wide devolution plan.

    Yorkshire flag

    The "One Yorkshire" proposal has the backing of 18 out of 20 council leaders and the new Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis.

    However, former Treasury Minister Lord Jim O'Neill has said he does not believe a Yorkshire-wide proposal would deliver the necessary benefits to the economy.

    Lord O'Neill also said it was "quite unlikely" the government would allow the One Yorkshire plan to go ahead in its current form.

    O'Neill, who is now on the board of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, has also questioned the commitment of the council leaders to the plan.

    He's told the BBC: "Those who are most passionate obviously now publicly talk about everybody as being of one mind, but I'm pretty sure if you delve a little bit below the surface it’s not actually really true."

    The Northern Powerhouse Partnership later said that it will offer to work closely with the proponents of One Yorkshire to make their case as strong as possible.