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Lubos Filek was engulfed in a fireball during the attack on a Selby fish and chip shop.

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There's gong to be some very heavy and persistent today with the chance of a few rumbles of thunder.

Temperatures will reach 21C in places:

Police warning after people jump in rivers

Cleveland Police is warning people not to jump into water after reports people were plunging into the River Tees.

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Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There's a risk of some isolated showers today but it will stay dry for most with temperatures of up to 23C.

New emergency services attack law 'not a deterrent'
A North Yorkshire PCSO says he had to explain to his young children how he was attacked.

Welcome to Yorkshire: Peer calls for board to resign

A tourism body's board should resign after "damning and breathtaking" reports were published into the running of the company, a peer said.

Gary Verity
BBC

The two Welcome to Yorkshire (WtY) reports say expenses claims were made without receipts and staff felt unable to speak out about bad behaviour.

Lord Paul Scriven said "fundamental change" was needed to regain its reputation.

A WtY spokesman said: "Where we have let people down, we are truly sorry."

The company, which receives over £1m in public funding a year, set up the independent investigations after its former boss Sir Gary Verity (pictured) resigned in March.

One investigation, carried out by accountancy firm BDO, considered expenses claims made by all WtY staff over a three-year period.

The other, completed by Clarion Solicitors, investigated culture, governance procedures and management.

Lord Scriven said: "These reports are damning and also breathtaking, it shows that Welcome to Yorkshire had no governance at the top, no financial control.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Thursday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 08:47 service from York to Scarborough is running about 11 minutes late

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

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Early cloud and rain is expected to clear this morning.

The afternoon will be dry with sunny spells and a light wind.

It'll be dry with some late sunny spells this evening:

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BBC

Whitby Regatta: Event may have first male representative

It's a popular event for families on Teesside and across the North East, and now organisers of a rowing weekend are being urged to allow men to represent the event for the first time in more than 170 years.

The annual Whitby Regatta began in 1847 as a weekend of competition but now includes three days of entertainment.

A local woman is selected each year to be Miss Regatta, and performs duties such as meeting dignitaries and starting a Sunday firework display.

George Hutton is now campaigning for the role to include men.

The 22-year-old from the town said: "Equality is becoming more and more important."

Whitby Regatta
Whitby Regatta

Event organiser Ivor Greer said he "wouldn't dismiss the idea" of including a Mr Regatta at future events.

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be another warm and sunny day with temperatures up to 24C, though we may see a scattering of showers in places.

Overnight it will turn cloudy with showery outbreaks.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Wednesday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • the 09:03 service from York to Newcastle is running about 12 minutes late
  • the 09:06 service from Sheffield to Adwick has been cancelled
  • the 09:30 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross has been cancelled

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

Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with light rain later

BBC Weather

It will be dry this morning with some sunny spells, although the sunshine may be rather hazy.

The afternoon will be cloudier with an increasing chance of showers developing.

There will be showers and longer spells of rain tonight, this perhaps heavy at times.

A weather graphic
BBC

Public asked for help in search for wanted man

Police are appealing for help to find a man after he failed to appear in court.

John Patrick Collins
NYP

North Yorkshire Police say John Patrick Collins, 44, is wanted after failing to appear at York Crown Court to answer charges of drink-driving, driving whilst disqualified and perverting the course of justice.

They say despite numerous inquiries they can't find him.

Mr Collins usually works on building sites around North Yorkshire and lives on local caravan sites.

The North Yorkshire force wants anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to get in touch.

UK's 'worst speeder' caught doing 162mph in Yorkshire

A driver was caught travelling at 162mph on th M1 in South Yorkshire, the fastest speed recorded across the whole of the UK in 2018.

Cars speeding on a motorway
PA Media

According to figures obtained by road safety charity Brake, four of the ten fastest speeds recorded were measured on roads in Yorkshire, with one motorist caught driving 152mph in a 50mph zone on the M62.

In total 2252 motorists were caught driving at speeds in excess of 100mph by West Yorkshire Police, up from 345 the previous year.

Meanwhile, 19 motorists were caught driving at speeds in excess of 100mph by South Yorkshire Police last year and 156 in the area covered by Humberside Police.

Speed cameras on a motorway
PA Media/Andrew Matthews

North Yorkshire Police did not respond to the charity's Freedom of Information request.

Nationally, a total of 9,596 motorists were clocked doing over 100mph prompting Brake to call for anyone caught driving at this speed to be automatically banned.

Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake, said: “We have to make sure these dangerous, selfish drivers are taken off our roads."

A car zooming past a speed camera
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Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a dry and fine day with plenty of sunshine.

Temperatures could reach as high as 25C in places.

Overnight it'll stay dry with temperatures dropping to about 13C.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 08:44 service from York to Plymouth via Leeds is running about 36 minutes late
  • The 08:57 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 25 minutes late
  • The 08:50 service from Leeds to Manchester Airport in cancelled
  • The 08:53 service from Doncaster to Birmingham New street is running about 38 minutes late
  • The 08:56 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross is cancelled
  • The 09:23 service from Wakefield Westgate to Plymouth is running about 35 minutes late
  • The 09:24 service from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street is running about 32 minutes late

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

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It'll be a dry, warm day today with sunny spells, and the small chance of an occasional shower.

Tonight should be dry with clear periods and a little warmer than last night:

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BBC

England's World Cup win a proud day for Durham - Killeen

England's astonishing World Cup win has been the talk of the whole country all day of course, even those who previously didn't like cricket.

But it went down particularly well in County Durham, where two of their local boys Ben Stokes and Mark Wood played such big roles.

And especially in the Durham dressing room, where the players watched following the end of their day's play in the home County Championship game with Worcestershire.

"Ben’s innings was phenomenal," Durham bowling coach Neil Killeen told BBC Radio Newcastle. "After going through what we went through in the T20 World Cup, that will mean everything to Ben. That’s the type of bloke he is.

Ben Stokes had the support of his Durham team-mate Mark Wood for that last dramatic ball at Lord's
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Ben Stokes had the support of his Durham team-mate Mark Wood for that last dramatic ball at Lord's

"He’s a true professional. And he thoroughly deserved it. And obviously Mark Wood did well with the ball early on. Both lads are Durham through and through. To see them stand up and be presented with the trophy was a proud day for the club and the whole of the North East.

"The last half an hour was so exciting, especially with our head coach James Franklin being from New Zealand. The lads have been giving him some stick.

“I’m sure this will all have a huge knock-on effect. Kids are going to want to bowl like Jofra Archer and Mark Wood and bat like Ben Stokes.”

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Good morning, it's going to be a dry and fine day for most of us with temperatures reaching 23C in places:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 08:52 service from York to Manchester Airport is cancelled
  • The 09:09 service from York to Liverpool Lime Street is cancelled
  • The 09:15 service from Doncaster to Leeds is cancelled
  • The 09:32 from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds is cancelled

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

Yorkshire trio's World Cup glory

Three of Yorkshire's finest have helped England's cricketers to World Cup glory.

England cricket team
PA Media

Sheffield's Joe Root and Bradford's Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid were part of the England team which beat New Zealand to win the men's World Cup for the first time.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow
PA

In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece.

Adil Rashid
PA Media

It meant England were crowned world champions by virtue of having scored more boundary fours and sixes - 26 to New Zealand's 17 - in the entire match.

Joe Root, pictured above in the arms of a celebrating Bairstow, said:"Wow! What a day, what a tournament.

"Everyone has done everything asked of them - we have performed under pressure."

Yorkshire's sunny Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It will be fine, dry and warm today, with sunny periods and only a little fair-weather cloud developing and a small chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tonight will be dry and mainly clear with light winds:

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BBC

Australia trial game call for Bancroft

Durham 88-6 v Worcestershire

Martin Emmerson

BBC Newcastle

Durham skipper Cameron Bancroft has been called up by Australia ahead of them naming their squad to play England in this summer's Ashes series

Australia are to stage a match in Southampton in 10 days' time featuring their Test side and their A team, who are also currently over here in England on tour.

They will use that match to decide who should be in the team for the first Test at Edgbaston, starting on 1 August.

Cameron Bancroft
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Bancroft has not played for Australia since being given his nine-month ban for ball tampering during the ill-tempered third Test match in South Africa in March 2018.

Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were banned for a year, but returned to play for Australia in this summer's Cricket World Cup.

Bancroft had scored 477 in his previous six Championship innings going into the Durham Worcestershire game, which started here today in Chester-le-Street.

He made just eight, but that took him past 6,000 first-class runs in the process.

Watch: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire forecast for Friday

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Hello and happy Friday!

Here's what to expect weather-wise today and further ahead.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 07:37 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 36 minutes late
  • The 07:56 service from York to Burley Park is running about 15 minutes late

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

Yorkshire's weather: Sunshine and showers

BBC Weather

A dry start with bright intervals although some patchy cloud may develop later bringing a few showers, some heavy or possibly thundery later.

Any showers will tend to ease around sunset with more low cloud edging in from the north overnight.

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BBC

Iron Age settlement could affect roundabout upgrade works

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The discovery of a possible Iron Age settlement near York's outer ring road has pushed the cost of upgrading a roundabout up by more than £450,000.

The iron age site
City of York council

Archaeologists unearthed evidence of a prehistoric settlement in 2018 during work on the Wetherby Road roundabout as part of a £38m project to improve the A1237 York Outer Ring Road.

A large ring ditch, described as "one of the biggest to be unearthed in York", was found, along with fragments of pottery.

According to a council report, the discovery, along with a series of other setbacks, has led to rising costs and may impact on the "scale and scope" of planned improvements to six other roundabouts along the route.

Redundancy: 'It's like a new lease of life'

What happens if you're made redundant? One minute you're in a steady job - the next minute, your employer is showing you the door.

How do you cope with the shock, and the sense of loss and betrayal?

And is it possible to bounce back?

Ryan Plews, from Yarm, now runs his own brand consultancy after being made redundant from a design agency in 2012.

"For me it's like a new lease of life," he says. "I always think you get too comfortable."

Ryan Plews with his daughter Jasmine and son Brodie
Ryan Plews

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be fairly cloudy with heavy showers developing as the day goes on.

By mid-afternoon we could have some very heavy, slow moving downpours, which may turn thundery in places.

It will feel fairly muggy with temperatures up to 23C:

Hundreds of women report of sexual abuse

BBC Look North

North East and Cumbria

More than 500 women on Teesside have come forward to report suffering sexual abuse, violence and exploitation, the BBC has learned.

It's been prompted by a Cleveland Police investigation into the historical abuse of children and young women during the late 90s and early 2000s.

Last month Look North revealed that more than 100 women had spoken to officers about the abuse they had suffered up to 20 years ago.

Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with possible thunder storms

BBC Weather

Cloudy skies with some rain in the morning, but as the afternoon progresses, the rain will become more showery with sunny intervals.

A few rumbles of thunder likely later in the afternoon.

A weather graphic
BBC

There is a Met Office warning for thunderstorms this afternoon for Yorkshire.

Heavy showers could develop with flooding and lightning strikes affecting travel.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Thursday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 07:10 service from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds has been cancelled
  • The 07:15 service from Leeds to London Kings Cross has been cancelled
  • The 07:19 service from Doncaster to Sheffield is running about 15 minutes late
  • The 07:28 service from Wakefield Westgate to London Kings Cross has been cancelled
  • The 07:47 service from Hull to Bridlington has been cancelled
  • The 07:47 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross has been cancelled

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

David Waller trial: Jury retires to consider verdict

Mark Denten

BBC Look North

The jury in the trial of a former Cleveland Police officer accused of rape has retired to consider its verdict.

David Waller is accused of raping a teenage girl. He faces 10 other charges including sexual activity with a child, sexual assault and misconduct in a public office.

Mr Waller, 34, has denied all the charges at his trial at Teesside Crown Court.

He was a police officer with the Cleveland force between 2006 and 2010. The allegations relate to a period between December 2004 and April 2016 and seven alleged victims.

Six arrests in dawn raids targeting prison drug dealing

Six people have been arrested in the North East as part of a joint operation by three police forces to combat prison drug dealing.

Officers targeted addresses in Skelton, Grangetown and Hardwick in the Cleveland force area, and Easington Lane, Ashington and Blakelaw in the Northumbria force area.

The operation also involved Greater Manchester Police and nine people in total have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class B drugs and money laundering as part of Operation Exmouth. They all remain in police custody.

Disruption to trains across Yorkshire after lines blocked

There's "major disruption" to trains across Yorkshire after lines were blocked following damage to overhead wires.

A LNER train
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National Rail said the issue between Grantham and Peterborough had "seen all lines blocked" with the following routes affected:

  • LNER between Glasgow Central, Edinburgh, Leeds, Harrogate, Newark North Gate and London Kings Cross.
  • Grand Central between Sunderland, Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.
  • Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross.
  • East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich.

According to National Rail's website "trains between these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 120 minutes or revised" with the disruption expected to continue until the end of the day.

LNER advised customers "to defer travel to tomorrow" while East Midlands suggested using alternative routes.

Man arrested in shop axe robbery investigation

A man has been arrested following a robbery at a shop in Stockton this morning.

McColls Darlington
Google

Police were called shorty before 08:00 to reports of a man with an axe entering McColls on Darlington Lane and stealing the till.

Armed officers went to the area and a man was arrested nearby.

He has been taken into police custody and inquiries are ongoing.

North Yorkshire farmers urged to speak about mental health

Farmers and other members of North Yorkshire's rural communities are being urged to speak up if they're struggling with their mental health.

A tractor
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The Samaritans is making an appeal to coincide with the Great Yorkshire Show this week and the charity says figures show that one farmer takes their own life every week in the UK.

David Moyles, from The Samaritans, said farmers have "no natural outlet" to talk about "what's going on in their heads".

He said: "Essentially, they get on with life, if something's broken they go and fix it, they're doers, they manage their own circumstances.

"Mental health however is a totally different issue."

Three arrests in prison drug dealing operation

Three people have been arrested by Cleveland Police in a three-force operation targeting drug dealing in the prison system.

A warrant was conducted this morning in Stockton.

It comes after two larges seizures, including 6kg of Spice thought to be worth £750,000 in July 2017 from HMP Holme House Prison in Stockton.

Operation Exmouth has seen nine arrests in total and also involved Northumbria and Greater Manchester Police.

Holme House Prison
Google

Yorkshire Water's environmental work 'unacceptable'

Yorkshire Water demonstrated an "unacceptable level of performance" to protecting the environment, according to a new report by the Environment Agency.

Glass of water
PA Media

The firm was criticised after recording an increase in the number of serious pollution incidents in 2018 and, as a result, was given a two out of four star rating.

Yorkshire Water said in a statement: "This level of performance is absolutely not reflective of the company’s ambition to protect the environment and falls far short of the standards required to meet our aim to be recognised as an industry leader.”

It said steps taken to address the problem have lead to a 36% reduction in the number of pollution incidents in 2019 compared to the same period last year.

Only one UK water company, Northumbrian Water, was awarded the highest four start rating.