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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

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    Severe accident: A169 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A169 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from Goathland turn off to RAF Fylingdales.

    A169 North Yorkshire - A169 in Goathland closed and queuing traffic in both directions from the Goathland turn off junction to the RAF Fylingdales junction, because of an accident.

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

  3. York residents' views sought over ring road upgrades

    York residents are being asked for their views on plans to cut congestion on the city's outer ring road.

    A car exhaust

    The council wants to know what local residents think about the scheme, which will eventually see seven roundabouts upgraded.

    Work has already been completed on the Wetherby Road roundabout, with work on the Clifton Moor and Wigginton Road roundabouts due to start this summer.

  4. Scarborough chalet demolition 'on track'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The demolition of several listed beach chalets in Scarborough's South Bay is expected to be completed before the summer season begins, the council says.


    The chalets, which sit below the Clock Cafe, have been cordoned off following the collapse of retaining wall in March this year which left them leaning at a 45-degree angle.

    In November, the chalets collapsed further and the council's chief executive, Jim Dillon, took the decision to move forward with the demolition rather than waiting for listed building consent, which was not expected to be granted until May.


    Now, in an update to be given to councillors at their full authority meeting, the cabinet member for major projects, Councillor Mike Cockerill, has informed his fellow members that it's likely the chalets will be down by summer.

  5. Sale of York's Bootham Park Hospital site to go ahead

    York's former Bootham Park Hospital is definitely to be sold off after an attempt to keep it in public ownership failed, it's been confirmed.

    Bootham Park Hospital

    City of York Council and NHS bosses had applied to pause the sale of the former psychiatric hospital site so the potential for future developments could be explored.

    They hoped the seven hectare site would remain in NHS or public ownership so it could be an asset to the city.

    But it has been confirmed that the Department of Health and Social Care plans to go ahead with the sale of the 18th Century building which was shut in 2015 after inspectors found it was unsafe for patients and staff.

    In a joint statement, City of York Council and the local NHS said they were "very disappointed" at the decision.

    They say they want to "work with any bidders to understand the importance of the site and the opportunities it could offer the people of York".

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J33 for A162 to J34 for A19 Selby.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services) to J34, A19 (Selby), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Go-ahead for plans to upgrade North Yorkshire airfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Supporters of a North Yorkshire airfield which has been embroiled in a row over noise for the last decade are celebrating after plans to transform it were approved.

    Bagby Airfield

    Hambleton District Council's planning committee approved the fourth set of proposals to revamp Bagby Airfield, south of Thirsk, which could see new hangars, a clubhouse and catering facilities.

    Councillors gave the go-ahead to the scheme which had more than 100 letters of support as well as scores of objections.

  8. Pupils recycle plastic pens

    Pupils from four North Yorkshire schools are working together to recycle pens as part of the county's push back on plastic.


    Pens are being collected at three Ripon primary schools, which have signed up to a a plastic recycling campaign led by students at the city's grammar school.

    So far, they've collected 20kg of old pens in just three months, that's the equivalent to the weight of an average six-year-old.

  9. Fatal crash near Sutton Bank

    A man has died in a crash near Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire this morning.

    Sutton Bank

    It happened on the A170 between Helmsley and Sutton Bank at about 07:00 this morning.

    The road remains closed, with a diversion in place and drivers advised to use alternative routes.

    There were two cars involved in the crash and the other driver has been taken to hospital, although the extent of their injuries is currently unclear.

  10. Fracking company aims to start work by end of year

    The company behind long-delayed plans to frack for shale gas in North Yorkshire now says it's hoping to finally start work by the end of the year.

    Kirby Misperton

    Third Energy's plans to drill in Kirby Misperton near Pickering in Ryedale are set out in the renewal of its licence for the area.

    This target will depend on it meeting the government's financial resilience test.

    Anti-fracking campaigners say they're determined to "fight them every step of the way".

  11. Scarborough's annual Coastival festival starts today

    Thousands of people are expected in Scarborough today as the town's annual Coastival festival gets under way.

    The theme of this year's event is time, as the arts and culture festival celebrates its 10th anniversary:

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  12. North Yorkshire road closed due to 'serious collision'

    The A170 is closed between Helmsley and Sutton Bank after a serious collision with a diversion in place.

    North Yorkshire Police say the road will be closed for some time while officers work at the scene:

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    Severe accident: A170 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A170 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from High Street to Sutton Bank.

    A170 North Yorkshire - A170 closed and slow traffic in both directions from the High Street junction in Ampleforth to the Sutton Bank junction in Hambleton, because of a serious accident.

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

  14. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this morning, services seem to be running pretty much to time at the moment.

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