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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) partially blocked and slow traffic northbound at J46, B1224 (Wetherby), because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J43 for to J44 for York.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - A1(M) partially blocked and slow traffic northbound from /, J43 to J44, York, because of an accident.

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

  3. Taxi price hike is put to the people of Scarborough

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    People in Scarborough can now have their say on a planned rise in the costs of getting a taxi, the rise could see fares go up by as much as 22%, with a one-mile journey costing more than £5, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    The taxi rank at Scarborough station

    A request by Scarborough and District Taxi Association, has been accepted by the council and is now being put to the public.

    Under the proposed changes, the cost of a journey between 06:00 and 21:00 would go up by an average of 10.7%, while between 21:00 and 00:00 there would be an average rise of 22% on current fares.

    This means a one-mile journey would cost £5.60.

    The proposed changes, the first in the town for five years, apply to the so-called white-plate drivers who pick up fares from taxi ranks.

    The public can make objections in writing until 29 November, if no objections are received the new charges would come into force on 14 December.

  4. Watch: Paralysed man gets to fulfil sea fishing dream

    A man from North Yorkshire who broke his neck as a boy has been able to fulfil a lifelong ambition to go sea fishing with his father.

    Dale Milne, from Whitby, was paralysed when he dived into a shallow sea in 2011.

    He had been a keen angler but had never been able to go sea fishing with his father - until now.

    Thanks to a specially adapted boat, the charity Wetwheels Yorkshire was able to take the duo out fishing and now Mr Milne hopes to make it a regular occurrence:

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    Video caption: A Whitby man who broke his neck as a boy gets to go fishing.
  5. Watch: Police and fire boss grilled over fitness for role

    As a major change to the running of emergency services in North Yorkshire gets under way, the county's Police and Crime Commissioner has refused to comment on whether she's an appropriate person to take over the governance of its fire service.

    Julia Mulligan began her first day as the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for the county on Thursday, despite refusing to answer whether she was fit for the role.

    Yesterday, she met North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Panel for the first time since allegations of "bullying behaviour" were made against her, in the same week that further separate allegations were made about her conduct.

    Asked in the meeting about her fitness and suitability to govern both the police and fire service, Mrs Mulligan said she "wasn't going to get into a debate" on the matter.

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    Video caption: Mrs Mulligan refused to answer and said she wouldn't be drawn into a debate:
  6. Watch: Friday's weather forecast

    Alina Jenkins

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a dry day with large amounts of cloud but also a few bright or sunny spells.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: It'll be a dry day with large amounts of cloud but also a few bright or sunny spells.
  7. Queue stretches yards for Kylie's Scarborough tickets

    It looks like a quiet start to the expected clamour for tickets to see Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue perform in Scarborough next year.

    Kylie queue

    She's expected to wow crowds at the town's 8,000-seater open air theatre in a one-off concert on 1 August next year.

    Kylie queue

    Tickets go on sale in the next few minutes, but some eager fans have already been queuing for hours to make sure of their front row seats.

  8. Wood mouse avoids entry 'charge' for Yorkshire forest

    Staff at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire have found the furry reason why the vehicle entry barrier system to the wood has been playing up.

    Field mouse on circuit board

    They found this tiny wood mouse snuggled up, fast asleep on the "cosy" circuit board in the barrier's control arm housing.

    Despite the 8,000 acres of woodland for the nocturnal burrower to bed down in, it seems this one preferred to doze to the accompaniment of the fizz and crackle of electricity.

    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "entrance charge"...

  9. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    There's a lot of cloud with some mist and fog around this morning.

    It'll stay overcast this afternoon, with just a few glimmers of brightness.

    Tonight will be mild and largely cloudy with the chance of fog in places:

    Weather graphic
  10. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, most services appear to be running to time at the moment.

    However, the 08:34 Bradford Forster Square to Leeds service has been cancelled.

    And be aware that Hull Trains continues to run a "reduced" service. For more details, click here.

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

  11. North Yorkshire police boss takes over fire service

    A major change to the running of emergency services in North Yorkshire is under way.

    Police and fire vehicles

    The county's Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, now has responsibility for the fire service.

    The Policing and Crime Act 2017 gives PCCs the power to take control of fire services in their area.

    Mrs Mulligan says an independent report into the "situation" at North Yorkshire's fire service will be published shortly.

    Julia Mulligan

    The change comes after complaints were made about "bullying behaviour" from Mrs Mulligan.

    Yesterday, she faced a police panel for the first time since the allegations were made against her, in the same week that separate further allegations were made about her conduct.

    Her office has declined to comment on the latest allegations.

  12. Police and Crime Commissioner takes over fire service

    North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has taken over the running of the fire service in the county.

    Julia Mulligan

    Julia Mulligan has expanded her role to become North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

    She said she would "outline my plans and vision for the future of the organisation" ahead of a meeting next month.

  13. Unclaimed lottery ticket is worth £96,000

    An unclaimed lottery ticket, bought in North Yorkshire, is worth almost £100,000.

    Lottery tickets

    No-one has come forward with the lucky EuroMillions ticket, purchased somewhere in the Hambleton district.

    The ticket was bought in August, matching five numbers and one Lucky Star number, making it worth £96,827.20.

    If the unidentified holder does not come forward by 6 February the money will go to lottery-funded projects.

    The prize is eclipsed by the £76m jackpot which remains unclaimed, with the National Lottery today appealing to the holder to come forward.

  14. Listen: 'Brave and selfless' Minster constables

    We mentioned yesterday that two of York Minster's Cathedral Constables had been commended for their acts of bravery.

    Today, the head of security at York Minster has added his praise for Beverley Martin and Adam Rickers.

    He said they had both been "brave and selfless":

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    Video caption: Minster's police head said both constables were brave and selfless.
  15. Dictionary explores Yorkshire's link to Harry Potter

    Harry Potter fans may know their 'squibs' from their 'nifflers', but they may be surprised to learn some of the words could have Yorkshire roots.

    Harry Potter books

    Research for the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary suggests Harry, Ron and Hermione's vocabulary may have been influenced by the region's dialects.

    The dictionary features words that were in use between about 1100 to 1800.

    Editor Alexandra Medcalf said it was "plausible" the words and phrases had shaped JK Rowling's wizarding world.

  16. Rail disruption ends after fix

    A broken rail caused delayed on services between Horsforth and Harrogate earlier today.

    However, it appears the line has been repaired:

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