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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J46 for B1224 Racecourse Approach to J45 for A659 Wattlesyke.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A1(M) southbound from J46, B1224 (Wetherby) to J45, A659 (Boston Spa), 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 southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound 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. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J49 for A168 Thirsk.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) partially blocked and queuing traffic northbound at J49, A168 (Thirsk), because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 North Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 North Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J34 for A19 Selby and J35 for M18.

    M62 North Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M62 eastbound between J34, A19 (Selby) and J35 M18, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 North Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 North Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J34 for A19 Selby and J35 for M18.

    M62 North Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J34, A19 (Selby) and J35 M18, 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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A171 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A171 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, around Helwath Road.

    A171 North Yorkshire - A171 in Fylingdales blocked and stationary traffic in both directions around the Helwath Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A168 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A168 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between A167 Dishforth Road and A19 York Road.

    A168 North Yorkshire - A168 Blakey Lane closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A167 Dishforth Road junction in Asenby and the A19 York Road junction in North Yorkshire, because of a police incident.

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

  9. Welcome to Yorkshire chairman resigns

    Welcome to Yorkshire chairman Ron McMillan has resigned, the tourism body has announced.

    Ron McMillan

    Mr McMillan will be replaced by current board member Keith Stewart.

    The body has announced that it has appointed two independent businesses to undertake separate investigations into expenses and the culture, governance procedures and management of the organisation following the departure of chief executive Sir Gary Verity.

    At the time of his resignation in March, it said Sir Gary resigned on health grounds but an investigation found he had "made errors of judgement regarding his expenses".

    The investigation into expenses will be undertaken by forensic accountants BDO and external lawyers Clarion will look into culture, governance, procedures and management.

    The results of the investigations will be made available to the public.

    Interim chair Mr Stewart thanked Mr McMillan for his work.

    He added: “Now the appropriate investigations are in place, he felt it was the right time to step down to allow the organisation to move forward, this was supported by the board. Welcome to Yorkshire is committed to making any changes which may be needed to help rebuild trust in the organisation, to support our team and continue to deliver world-class events in the region."

  10. Permanent Seamer travellers' site refused

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A site bid by Scarborough Council to make a permanent home for an annual traveller's horse fair has been refused by councillors.

    Seamer horse fair

    The Seamer Horse Fair has origins which date back to 1382.

    Since 2010, the event has been held in a field off the B1261 between Seamer and Crossgates.

    In 2018, 55 travellers set up their homes, which dropped from more than 250 in the previous year.

    Resident Antony Ingham said he had a number of issues over the nine years, including people breaking into his property, excrement being thrown into his grounds and damage to his home.

    Cllr David Jeffels said: "I think the three-year temporary use on the site has given the council some control that we can say to the travellers that if it is not well used they would not be allowed to use it in the future."

    The planning committee voted unanimously to only grant permission for another three years.

  11. Local election voter ID trial held in Craven

    Voters in part of North Yorkshire will have to bring identity documents to the polling station in next month's council elections as part of a trial scheme to combat potential voter fraud.

    Ballot box

    Craven is one of 10 areas of England taking part in the pilot, with voters required to show either one piece of photo ID or two forms of non-photo ID.

    The government says it's part of an ongoing process to ensure vote security, but a similar trial last year saw hundreds of people refused a ballot paper.

  12. York bridge re-opens after multi-million pound refurb

    A bridge crossing the River Ouse in York is due to re-open to the public later after major work on it was carried out.

    Scarborough Bridge

    It's been closed since January while more than £4m was spent widening it for pedestrians and cyclists and making it accessible when the river is in flood.

    The previous bridge carried more than 3,000 pedestrians every day, City of York Council said.

    The re-opening had previously been delayed due to poor weather.

  13. Scarborough tops holiday booking boom list

    Holiday rental company Airbnb says it's seen a 300% increase in bookings for Scarborough this year compared to last Easter.

    Scarborough

    Airbnb allows homeowners to rent out their properties to willing holidaymakers.

    It's the biggest jump of anywhere in the UK, with Sheffield sixth on the list.

    Airbnb says it thinks the rise is down to a later than usual bank holiday weekend and some better weather.