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  1. Cathedral window dedicated to women

    York Minster’s Five Sisters Window is the only memorial in the country dedicated to all women of the British Empire who lost their lives during World War One, according to officials.

    The window, which dates from the mid-1200s, was restored and rededicated between 1923 and 1925 after it was removed to protect it during Zeppelin raids.

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  2. Envelope update

    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

  3. Spate of robberies at sports clubs in York

    North Yorkshire Police are asking people to be vigilant following a spate of robberies at sports clubs around York.

    Poppleton sports club

    On Saturday 3 November a wallet was stolen from the changing rooms at Poppleton Community Centre.

    On Wednesday 8 November a man was found inside the changing rooms at York Sports Club looking for items to steal.

    During April and May a further eight similar reports were received with wallets, phones, cash and bank cards targeted.

    A suspect has been arrested and released under investigation for those offences and officers are now working to establish if the burglaries are linked.

    Quote Message: We would urge sports clubs in the York area to be extra vigilant and pass this message onto their members and to visiting teams so that appropriate security and crime prevention measures can be implemented. from DC Tom Copeland North Yorkshire Police
    DC Tom CopelandNorth Yorkshire Police
  4. Judge who jailed driver frees him after changing his mind

    A delivery driver jailed for causing a serious crash has been freed after the judge who locked him up changed his mind.

    The A65 near Hellifield, North Yorkshire.

    Last month Bingley man Anthony Bull was sent to prison for 16 months by the Recorder of Bradford Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC after he pleaded guilty to a charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

    Bull, of Hollings Court, crashed into a woman's Ford Focus car as he tried to overtake a HGV vehicle on the A65 near Hellifield in North Yorkshire a year ago leaving her with a pelvic injuries.

    But after spending three days in jail he was brought back to Bradford Crown Court and given bail with the judge admitting that he was "deeply troubled" by the case.

    Today the 62-year-old was back in court where his original sentence was replaced with 12 months in prison, suspended for 12 months, and he was ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work for the community.

    Bull was also banned from driving for two years and must take a new test before he can drive again.

  5. Plans for Japanese boathouse in Scarborough park revealed

    A new Japanese-themed boathouse is on its way to Scarborough's Peasholm Park lake.

    Japanese boathouse artist impression

    The lake, which hosts miniature naval warfare displays, has been without a boathouse after the previous one was demolished by the council earlier this year.

    The ageing structure was found to be crumbling and falling into the lake.

    Scarborough Borough Council's approved plans for a new structure described as "a simple building with an appearance that reflects that of the other Japanese-themed ones close by."

    Peasholme Park

    The history of the oriental park is interesting.

    According to the Friends of Peasholme Park, land known as Tuckers Field was purchased by the Borough in 1911, with the intention of constructing a new park around a lake.

    Harry Smith, the borough engineer, had the idea of setting out the new gardens in a Japanese style.

    This was considered innovative thinking at the time and his ideas led to the creation of the park's Oriental style.

  6. Norovirus hits York hospital

    Three wards have been affected after an outbreak of norovirus at York Hospital.

    A microscopic photograph of the norovirus

    Visitors to the hospital have been asked to help stop the spread by not visiting if they have nausea, diarrhoea or vomiting.

    If visitors or their family have had the symptoms in the past 48 hours, they're being asked to stay away.

  7. Ripon Cathedral remembers the fallen

    Ripon Cathedral was up in lights, with a projection remembering the fallen being beamed onto the building.

    Ripon Cathedral

    The Light Show of Rememberance was projected onto the west end of Ripon Cathedral last night.

    Pictures of soldiers who first in World War One could be seen on a backdrop of poppies.

    Ripon Cathedral

    Photographer Rodney Towers says the inspiration for the show come from war poet Wilfred Owen, who lived in the town.

    Ripon Cathedral
  8. Disruption expected as major North Yorkshire road closed

    A busy stretch of a major route through North Yorkshire will be closed this weekend.

    A64 map

    The A64 between Malton and York will be shut from 20:00 tonight until 06:00 on Monday - with long diversions (pictured) in place.

    It's while engineers rebuild part of the carriageway.

    It's the second of three weekends when the road's going to be shut.

    To carry out the road reconstruction, workers are digging to between 30cm and 80cm, so they can replace the concrete base which makes up the foundation of the road.

    Due to the depth of the repair work, Highways England say the work can’t be done using lane or overnight closures.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 North Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 North Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J34 for A19 Selby Road Selby.

    M62 North Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J34, A19 (Selby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Call for more power to investigate crime commissioners

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Council leaders in North Yorkshire have urged the government to empower police watchdogs to properly investigate and hold elected police and crime commissioners (PCC) to account.

    Julia Mulligan

    Policing minister Nick Hurd has been told "a gap in legislation" became apparent during an inquiry into the behaviour of the North Yorkshire's commissioner towards members of her staff.

    County Council leader Carl Les and Hambleton District Council deputy, Peter Wilkinson, said they'd been compelled to highlight the limited powers available to deal effectively with complaints.

    The move comes just weeks after allegations Julia Mulligan subjected staff to "bullying behaviour" were upheld by the county's Police and Crime Panel.

    Mrs Mulligan said at the time she was "shocked" at both the panel's approach and findings and if she could appeal the decision she would.

    She's been given until November 14 to respond to report recommendations that she undertake management training and uses a mentor to support her.

    In a letter to the minister, the councillors said the panel found it difficult to conduct a thorough inquiry into the allegations and said the lack of power to investigate had "significant implications."

    They said it had not been possible to "fully test the evidence."

  11. PM remembers last WW1 soldier to be killed in action

    The Prime Minister has laid a wreath at the grave of the last British soldier to be killed in World War One - York-born Pte George Edwin Ellison.

    Theresa May

    Visiting the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, the Prime Minister thanked fallen soldiers for being "staunch to the end against odds uncounted".

    She also laid a wreath at the grave of the first soldier to be killed in the conflict.

    During the ceremony, accompanied by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, the prime minister laid wreaths at the graves of John Parr, the first UK soldier to be killed in 1914, and the last, George Ellison.

    Pte Ellison was born in York and later lived in Leeds.

    He was killed on the Western Front at 09:30 before the Armistice came into effect at 11:00, 100 years ago this Sunday.

  12. Yorkshire location for Hollywood blockbuster

    A Hollywood blockbuster starring Dwayne Johnson and Idris Elba is to film in a small North Yorkshire village.


    Hobbs and Shaw, a spin-off from the Fast and Furious franchise, is to use locations around Eggborough, which has a population of about 2,000 people.

    Universal Pictures confirmed shooting would take place in November, but would not reveal if The Rock or his A-list colleagues would be involved.

    Residents have been told filming would take place at the decommissioned Eggborough power station.

    Other actors appearing in the action adventure include British actors Jason Statham and Vanessa Kirby.

  13. Army cadets travel to Somme to remember WW1

    Army cadets from Yorkshire are among 4,000 young people who have travelled to the Somme battlefields in northern France.

    army cadets

    Sunday marks the centenary of the end of World War One.

    The trips provided an opportunity for the teenagers to learn more about the war and their families' experiences of it.

    They also took part in parades to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives.

  14. Restaurant fire - latest pictures

    Firefighters in York are damping down after a blaze destroyed the roof of a restaurant near the River Ouse in the city centre.


    Five appliances were called out at just after 05:00 to the Starr Inn The City on the edge of the city's Museum Gardens.


    No-one has been injured in the incident, but part of the roof of the building has been badly damaged.