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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A684 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A684 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Westholme Bank and B6160 Ellers Lane.

    A684 North Yorkshire - A684 Heads Bank in Aysgarth blocked and heavy traffic in both directions between the Westholme Bank junction and the B6160 Ellers Lane junction, because of an accident involving two motorcycles and a car.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe congestion, between J44 for A64 and J45 for A659.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J44, A64 (Bramham) and J45, A659 (Boston Spa).

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

  3. Travel update: Strike action on Northern trains tomorrow

    BBC News Travel

    Don't forget there's more industrial action on Northern trains tomorrow:

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  4. Sightseeing bus hits scaffolding in Whitby

    A road in Whitby has been closed after a sightseeing bus clipped some scaffolding:

    Bus crash

    It happened on Haggersgate earlier this afternoon.

    Police say there is no access to Pier Road and are telling people to avoid the area.

  5. Police incident at Doncaster delays trains

    There's been major disruption on the trains this afternoon after all services were suspended because of a police incident at Doncaster.

    Trains are starting to move again but Northern and Hull Trains are experiencing delays of around an hour.

    Virgin East Coast have also been affected.

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  6. Dog attack leaves man injured and cat dead

    A York man has been left with hand injuries after he tried to defend his cat against a dog attack.


    It happened in New Earswick on Sunday 13 May when the dog, which wasn't on a lead. started to attack his cat.

    Eight-year-old Walnut died after the cat’s owner, a 19 year-old man, desperately tried to get his pet out of the dog's mouth.

    He was left with injuries to both of his hands and had to go to hospital.

    North Yorkshire Police say they're looking for the dog's owner - who is described as a white man in his early 30s, around 5 ft 8ins to ft tall, wearing a dark green or black parka.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J55 for A66 and J52 for A1.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound between J55, A66 (Scotch Corner) and J52 A1, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Yorkshire buildings scoop architecture awards

    The refurbishment of the historic Piece Hall in Halifax has been recognised at a national architecture awards ceremony.

    Piece Hall

    The UK's only surviving 18th Century cloth trading centre re-opened last August after a £19m restoration.

    It was built in 1779 as a trading centre for handloom weavers selling "pieces" of locally made cloth.

    The refurbishment work has been praised by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

    Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, Scarborough's Market Hall, The National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster.

    Other winning buildings include the Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax (pictured left), Scarborough's Market Hall (middle) and the National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster.

  9. Vandals 'risk lives' to spray graffiti on bridges

    Vandals are "risking their lives" to spray graffiti on bridges, police say.


    North Yorkshire Police officers say "various scribbles and words", including offensive language, have been daubed over two bridges in Boroughbridge over the past three to four weeks.

    They say they're concerned people are crossing exposed girders to reach the underneath of the bridges.


    Booki, Nook and Salaz are names included in some of the graffiti.

    Officers hope someone may recognise the names and come forward with information.

  10. Power cut in York

    A power cut has hit about 1,100 properties in the York area.

    Northern Powergrid says there's been a problem since just before 09:00 today.

    It is affecting the YO26 and YO24 areas, the company said.

    It said it hoped to have power restored later this morning.

  11. Parade of Puffins as 'clowns of sea' flock to coast

    The first ever Puffin Festival takes place in Yorkshire this bank holiday weekend.


    Visitors to the coast will be able to see thousands of the colourful seabirds which flock to Bempton Cliffs, near Filey, and jostle for space at this time every year to raise their young.

    Puffins, known as "clowns of the sea," dig or use ready-made burrows when nesting on coastal cliff tops.

    The three-day event has been organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

  12. Watch: Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, some heavy and with the slight risk of the odd rumble of thunder.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, some heavy, with the slight risk of thunder.