Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J43 for M1 interchange to J44 for York.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - A1(M) partially blocked and slow traffic northbound from J43 M1 interchange to J44, York, because of an accident.

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

  2. CCTV appeal over stolen and torched motorhome

    Police in North Yorkshire have released pictures of two men they want to identify in connection with the theft of a motorhome which was later found burnt out.

    A pair of men police want to trace

    The white Ford Katamarano was taken from the driveway of a home in Barlow, near Selby, at about 14:00 on Monday.

    The left-hand drive vehicle, which had a wing mirror missing, was found burnt out in the Nottinghamshire area on Thursday.

    A white Ford Katamarano

    North Yorkshire Police are trying to trace two men, seen in CCTV footage arriving at the property in a white Ford Focus.

    Anyone who recognises the two men, or who has any information about the incident, is being asked to contact police.

  3. CCTV appeal over York city centre attack

    Do you recognise this man? Police are appealing for help to identify him after a man was attacked in York city centre.

    CCTV images

    Officers want to speak to him in connection with the incident, which happened at about 18:30 on Friday 16 November.

    The victim was punched by another man in the back of the head outside York Art Galley near St Leonards Place.

    The victim suffered no visible injuries but has suffered neck and head pain since the incident, according to police.

  4. York Council opposes government's fracking plans

    City of York Council has joined more than a dozen UK councils in opposing government plans to change the way fracking applications are decided.

    Kirby Misperton site

    The government is considering taking away decision-making from local councils, but there's concern this could lead to more fracking sites being given the go-ahead.

    Three years ago, North Yorkshire County Council, which is also against the move, approved Third Energy's plans to frack in Kirby Misperton, near Ryedale.

    But the decision sparked a protest campaign and, despite having its application approved in 2016, Third Energy is yet to receive formal approval from the government.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at A6108.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) northbound at A6108, Scotch Corner, because of an accident.

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

  6. Did the earth move for you?

    North Yorkshire has been hit by an earthquake, but it was barely strong enough for anyone to notice.

    Fishing boats in Filey

    The British Geological Survey say there was a 2.1-magnitude tremor a couple of miles off the shore of Filey, at just after 18:00 last night.

  7. Climate protest closes major route in York

    A "small group" of protesters closed York's Ouse Bridge for a time this morning, according to North Yorkshire Police.

    Prostestors in York

    Campaigners from a group called Extinction Rebellion said they wanted to highlight what they described as a lack of action over climate change.

    Police say protesters have now moved on and the bridge has reopened, with traffic flowing again.

  8. Cracks force Scarborough road closure

    A road above Scarborough Spa has been closed after cracks appeared - and it can't be resurfaced and reopened until work to stabilise a nearby cliff has finished.

    The Esplanade in Scarborough

    The Esplanade has been shut to traffic after the emergence of cracks, the latest of a series to appear in the South Cliff area.

    Cars won't be able to use a stretch of road between Prince of Wales Terrace and Albion Road, although pedestrian access to properties is not affected, according to North Yorkshire County Council.

    The council said: "We are continuing to monitor the road but will not look at any remedial resurfacing until the cliff stabilisation work moves away from the immediate vicinity."

    Last month, a contractor was appointed to demolish historic chalets which were damaged during a landslip in the area.

  9. Video content

    Video caption: 70 year-old Berwick Kaler, Britain's longest serving dame, gets panto ready

    Berwick Kaler, who has written and starred in York Theatre Royal's pantomime for 38 years, shows how he prepares for his festive performances

  10. Police issue disruption warning over protest

    North Yorkshire Police is warning about possible disruption in York because of a protest.

    A police jacket

    The force say it understands the activity may effect a major road in the city and one of the bridges across the River Ouse.

    View more on twitter
  11. Appeal after man punches boy in face

    Police officers are trying to find a man who punched a 14-year-old boy in the face on a cycle path in York.

    The cycle path

    It's thought the cyclist clipped the bike of the boy, became aggressive, then punched the boy in the jaw.

    It happened on Tuesday 13 November at about 08:20 on Hob Moor, near to Hob Stone Court.

    The man is described as white, aged between 30 and 35, has a skinny build and ginger hair.

    He was wearing blue cycle shorts and blue jumper.

  12. Yorkshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    A little misty in places at first this morning with a lot of cloud but in general, a fair amount of dry weather. Highs of 5C (41F).

    This afternoon, it may be a touch brighter but still with lots of cloud. Mostly dry.

    The BBC weather graphic
  13. 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.

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

  14. Curtain comes down as panto star bows out

    Britain's longest-serving dame, Berwick Kaler, has announced he's retiring from pantomime.

    Berwick Kaler

    After 40 years entertaining audiences at York Theatre Royal, this Christmas will be his last season.

    Mr Kaler will play the Dame once again in this year's The Grand Old Dame of York production.