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    Severe disruption: M62 North Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 North Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, from J34 for A19 Selby Road Selby to J33 for A162.

    M62 North Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound from J34, A19 (Selby) to J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services), because of a vehicle fire and some smoke blowing across the road.

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

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    Video caption: Erosion on Yorkshire's three peak path caused by popularity

    Erosion on Yorkshire's three peak path on Whernside caused by popularity

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from M1 to J44 for A64.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on A1(M) northbound from M1, Hook Moor to J44, A64 (Bramham), because of a lorry trailer fire.

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

  4. It's official: The nights are drawing in

    Is it too early to start saying "it's getting a bit back-endish"?

    There's got to be at least one more BBQ night this year!:

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  5. Puns? Ooops, they did it again...

    Britney's in Scarborough tonight while she's in the country on tour.

    North Yorkshire Police have used it as an excuse to get the puns out:

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    We're not sure Britney's amused...

    Britney Spears
  6. £10,000 bill for man claiming to trip on cobbles

    A man's been left with a legal bill of nearly £10,000 after trying to claim compensation for falling because of missing cobbles on a footpath in Scarborough in 2014.

    Merchants Row

    North Yorkshire County Council originally agreed to the claim and made an interim payment of £1,000 to the man who said he'd fallen on Merchant's Row in the town (pictured).

    But photographic evidence showed a defect wasn't present at the time the man claimed to have tripped over it.

    He agreed to pay the council's full legal costs, a bill of £9,696, less than an hour before the case was due to go to court earlier this month, the council has revealed.

    Pedestrians were awarded at least £2.1m in compensation after tripping on pavements in the past year, research has revealed.

    Official figures show 10,572 people made claims against local councils, but of those only 859, that's just 8%, were successful.

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J46 for B1224.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J46, B1224 (Wetherby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    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, between J50 for A61 and J51 for A1.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) partially blocked and queuing traffic northbound between J50, A61 (Baldersby) and J51, A1 (Leeming Bar), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  9. Ditch Heartbeat image - North Yorkshire's new top cop

    North Yorkshire's new Chief Constable says she wants to get rid of the "Heartbeat" image people associate with the county's force.

    Lisa Winward

    Filmed in Goathland on the North York Moors, ITV's Heartbeat depicted the cosy life of a police constable in the 1960s.

    Lisa Winward (pictured), who took over the top police job in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, started as a special on the force 25 years ago.

    Goathland

    She says a recent inspection found North Yorkshire police's efficiency needs to be improved and she's looking at new ways of working with less "old-fashioned bureaucracy".

    The Chief Constable says: "The public image may be a little bit Heartbeat, but in reality we’re a modern police service working on 21st Century issues.

    "We need slick processes and systems to help us to do that job."

  10. Cup of water douses fire in sink

    Earlier we mentioned a fire in Scarborough which was extinguished by fire crews using only a cup of water.

    A sink

    We said we'd try to find out what item was small enough to be put out this way.

    So far our investigations have failed to establish what the exact object ablaze was, but have discovered the fire took place in the sink.

    If only there had been some water-bearing device near, or even attached to, the sink from which to source water...it's a mystery.

  11. Homes approved for York 'gross over-development'

    Plans to build 165 new homes and an 80-bed care home on a former school site in York have been approved.

    Plans

    The City of York Council wants to build 96 houses, 26 bungalows and 18 flats.

    The application, approved last night, also includes plans for a police station and health centre.

    Aerial

    The plans went through despite objections from deputy leader of the council, Andrew Waller, who fears the site, which is surrounded on all sides by existing housing, would be over-developed.

    Councillor Mark Waters, the only member of the panel to object to the application, described it as "a gross over-development, not in the interests of existing residents."

  12. Watch: Cockpit view on the crest of a wave

    The weekend is almost upon us and for some that means dashing outside to enjoy nature.

    This man in York seeks out tranquility by taking to the River Ouse in his kayak - and he gets to see quite a few interesting sights too.

    Watch out for the wild water, the wave surfing, the huge sculpture and the massive carnivorous fish:

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    Video caption: Wild-water, wave surfing, huge sculpture and massive carnivorous fish!

    If there's a pastime you indulge in to reinvigorate the mind and body, you can let us know about it by clicking this link.

  13. 90-year-old killed in Dales crash

    A 90-year-old man has been killed in a car crash in the Yorkshire Dales.

    Golf club road

    It happened just after 10:00 yesterday morning on the A65 near Skipton Golf Club.

    Police say two cars were involved, a grey Mazda 3 travelling towards Harrogate and a grey BMW X1 travelling towards Gargrave.

    The driver of the Mazda, a 90-year-old man from the London area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The occupants of the BMW, a 72-year-old man and woman, 69, both from the West Yorkshire area, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

    Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who saw the vehicles prior to the collision, to contact them.