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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J45 for A659 and J46 for B1224.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - A1(M) partially blocked and slow traffic northbound between J45, A659 (Boston Spa) and J46, B1224 (Wetherby), because of an accident.

    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, from J50 for A61 to J51 for A1.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on A1(M) northbound from J50, A61 (Baldersby) to J51, A1 (Leeming Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: A19 County Durham southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A19 County Durham southbound severe disruption, from A67 to A172.

    A19 County Durham - One lane closed on A19 southbound in North Yorkshire from the A67 junction to Cleveland Tontine, because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J51 for A1 to J50 for A61.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on A1(M) southbound from J51, A1 (Leeming Bar) to J50, A61 (Baldersby), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Quadru-plod? Police dog sniffs out stolen quad bike suspect

    A suspected quad bike thief has been found hiding under a table in a garden after a late-night farm theft.

    Police dog

    The theft happened at a farm in Clapham, near Ingleton, at 03:00 yesterday.

    Afterwards a man in a silver VW Passat was found in "suspicious circumstances" nearby but drove off, according to officers.

    The vehicle he was driving then crashed into a wall and was abandoned.

    Quad bike and police

    A 23-year-old man, from Bradford, was eventually sniffed out by police dog Dixon at about 04:30.

    He was hiding under a table in a garden nearby.

    He was arrested on suspicion of theft of the car, the theft of the quad bike and going equipped for theft.

    The stolen quad bike, along with another, also suspected stolen, were found dumped in a field later that morning.

    The man remains in police custody.

  6. Cute orphan hedgehogs to cheer up your Friday

    Need a cute hedgehog fix on a Friday?

    Of course you do, so we've found this bit of good news, courtesy of the Wildlife Orphanage near York:

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  7. Lincolnshire's Ask for Angela extended to North Yorkshire

    A dating safety campaign which began in Lincolnshire is being extended to North Yorkshire.

    Ask for Angela

    The Ask for Angela campaign, which was launched in Lincoln in 2016, has been used around the world.

    Anyone feeling unsafe on a night out can use the code word "Angela" to get help from bar staff.

    Det Supt Allan Harder, from North Yorkshire Police, said their decision to use the campaign was due to how the internet and dating apps had changed the nature of dating.

    He said: "Often, people on dates in pubs or other licensed premises are meeting people for the very first time face to face

    "This can leave people feeling very vulnerable, or worse at threat from harm," he said.

  8. Birds just love the sight of Harry's lunchbox

    Apart from anything else, we love that BBC Look North's legendary presenter Harry Gration signs his tweets off with "regards":

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  9. Rehoming day for acid attack pony treated in 'world first'

    A pony which was the victim of a suspected acid attack is getting ready to be re-homed after being successfully treated in North Yorkshire.

    Cinders

    In April, Cinders underwent pioneering surgery using fish skin at the Rainbow Equine Centre in Malton after a plea for donations raised more £14,000.

    A Californian vet who used fish skin grafts to treat animals burned in wildfires performed the surgery.

    Vets said treating a pony with burns in this way was "a world first".

    Surgery on Cinders

    David Rendle, from the Rainbow Centre, said fish skin was used because it is a good source of collagen and retained moisture well.

    Mr Rendle worked with US vet Jamie Peyton, who flew over from the University of California, and Ryckie Wade, a plastic surgeon at the burns unit at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

    Cinders is expected to be rehomed locally today.

  10. Listen: Village music fest 'a disaster waiting to happen'

    People living in a North Yorkshire village say they're worried about the expected arrival of about 15,000 dance music fans for a festival being held there this weekend.

    Villagers in Church Fenton, near Tadcaster, which has a population of just over 1,000, say they're worried about the numbers arriving for the Mint Festival, particularly due to a rail strike which they fear may leave many of those attending stranded.

    The festival was given the go-ahead despite claims people used gardens as toilets last year, when the event was held at Stockeld Park, near Wetherby.

    Andrew Mason, a member of the Church Fenton Parish Council, says he fears the event will turn to chaos:

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    Video caption: Village fears over dance music festival

    But Roberta Rochella, a regular at Mint Festivals, says she's been very impressed by the organisers' efforts and urges people going to the festival to behave properly:

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    Video caption: Roberta Rochell is a regular at Mint

    Festival organisers say they've worked with the local authority on every stage of the planning process and have worked hard to involve the local community.

  11. Watch: Friday's windy weather forecast

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Today will see a mixture of wind, bright spells and heavy, scattered showers.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: Today will see a mixture of wind, bright spells and heavy, scattered showers.
  12. Watch: A 'rubbish' honeymoon? Wedded bliss litter pick

    If your honeymoon was described as "rubbish", it might not bode well for the rest of the marriage, but that's not the case for Charlotte and Gary Flint, from Malton, in North Yorkshire.

    The newlyweds, who tied the knot last week, celebrated their marriage with a trip to Whitby where they helped tidy up the beach they love.

    The pair invited fellow environmentalists to join them on a group litter-picking session they named The Honeymoon Sweep:

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    Video caption: Newlyweds tidy up the beach they love.
  13. Several properties flooded in Scarborough

    Fire crews in Scarborough have dealt with several incidents of flooding overnight due to the bad weather.

    Flood sign

    They assisted with pumping water away from area, diverting water, isolating appliances and making properties safe, according to the fire service.

    Incidents included flooding on Westwood Road, flooding affecting several properties on Scalby Road and flooding inside a property on Trafalgar Square which was affecting electrics.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J50 for A61 to J51 for A1.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane blocked and hard shoulder closed on A1(M) northbound from J50, A61 (Baldersby) to J51, A1 (Leeming Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Yorkshire's windy weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    There's a yellow 'be aware' warning of wind this morning in place until 09:00.

    Yellow warning

    The Met Office says some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches, could happen.

    Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, the Met Office adds.

    And what about that all-important weather forecast?

    After a very windy start any early rain will clear leaving blustery showers and bright spells:

    Weather graphic

    It'll stay windy this afternoon with a risk of showers, but also some sunny spells.

    Blustery winds are expected to persist through tonight.

  16. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, there are currently several delays and cancellations on services due to the bad weather.

    And if you're planning on travelling to or from Sheffield station, be aware that "severe flooding" is affecting some platforms and the concourse - however most trains still appear to be running pretty much to time.

    For all the latest live updates from Yorkshire's main railway stations, click on the links below: