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  1. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today, it will be dry and bright with the odd patch of cloud but plenty of sunshine throughout.

    Remaining mild for the time of year.

    Tonight, it will remain dry with clear spells and the odd cloudy patch.

    Feeling chilly, with temperatures dropping under mainly clear skies.

    There is the chance of mist or fog patches:

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  2. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning will be dry with decent sunny spells.

    Broken cloud and a scattering of showers will develop this afternoon, but still with intermittent sunny spells. Still mild for the time of year.

    Dry and mostly clear tonight, allowing temperatures to drop away, making it much less mild compared to recent nights.

    Under the calm conditions, some mist and fog patches may develop in places:

    Weather forecast
  3. North Yorkshire lockdown Covid fines hit new high - Police

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Last week saw the highest number of fines being issued in North Yorkshire so far during the current coronavirus lockdown, according to police.

    Lockdown sign

    A total of 192 fixed penalty notices for breaches of Covid regulations were issued, with 67 of them being issued in Scarborough alone, North Yorkshire Police said.

    Ch Insp Charlotte Bloxham told North Yorkshire's Local Resilience Forum: “It is really important we don’t get too far ahead of ourselves at the moment and through irresponsible actions jeopardise the progress we have been making."

    She added that the current lockdown restrictions will remain in place until 29 March "and we will continue to police them and take enforcement action against any breaches".

    Meanwhile, Scarborough’s coronavirus infection rate remains the lowest in North Yorkshire following another slight drop overnight, latest figures show.

    The borough’s seven day infection rate per 100,000 people now stands at 56, down one onthe previous day.

    The number of Covid-19 patients in Scarborough Hospital has fallen to 14, down four on last week.

  4. Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A very mild day with outbreaks of rain and blustery winds.

    Tonight, rain and blustery winds will continue, becoming dry later in the night.

    Winds easing towards morning:

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  5. Family of dead man say they'll 'miss him terribly'

    The family of a Stockton man who died at the weekend have paid tribute to him, saying he was a "very popular and well-known person".

    Adam Chawla suffered "significant injuries" at a home on Eleanor Place in Stockton on Friday 19 April. He died in hospital on Sunday.

    In a statement his family said: “He was a kind-natured person and when he was younger he used to help elderly neighbours with shopping and errands.

    “He also used to work in a local restaurant which he really enjoyed.

    “Adam comes from a large and very loving family, including his two children aged eight and three and we will all miss him terribly."

    Adam Chawla
    • Three men aged 50, 40 and 29 have been charged with Mr Chawla's murder and are due before Teesside Magistrates' Court.
  6. Crossbow attack on bird nesting boxes

    Police have discovered crossbow bolts in nesting boxes at a country park in Hartlepool.

    Officers were called to Summerhill country park at the weekend after reports of people acting suspiciously.

    They found the bolts lodged into owl nesting boxes.

    It's not know if any birds were in the boxes when they were targeted.

    Crossbow bolts
  7. Lockdown drinkers warned after 90 arrests in one month

    A warning's been issued to people drinking alcohol at home during the Covid-19 lockdown after 90 drivers were arrested in one month for drink and drug-driving offences in North Yorkshire.

    Police officer preparing to give motorist a breathalyser test

    A total of 39 motorists were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving during the first month of the current lockdown, with 51 motorists arrested in connection with drug-driving offences in the same period, police say.

    Following the arrests, senior police and fire officers have issued a joint warning that "those who drink at home are just as likely to kill someone if they get behind the wheel".

    Supt Emma Aldred said: “I am truly shocked and astounded at the number of people found to be under the influence of alcohol despite pubs and bars being closed to drinkers.

    “This is a stark reminder that having a few alcoholic drinks at home could lead you to still being over the limit the following morning and being unfit to drive.

    “Drinking at home can mean you easily lose track of how much you have had," she added.

    Group Manager Dave Winspear, from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Every year, we as a fire service see the consequences of drink-driving at incidents we attend.

    “Please don’t be tempted to have a few drinks at home and then get behind the wheel, and remember that you can still be over the limit the following morning.”

  8. Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be windy, with brisk winds and occasional rain.

    This afternoon will be mostly cloudy, with some bright spells and very mild.

    It'll continue very mild night tonight under cloudy skies and with brisk southerly winds:

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  9. Landlords might wait till May to reopen

    A pub licencee has said being able to reopen outdoors in April is not ideal for many landlords due to the lack of outdoor space and the "risk" of poor weather.

    The Slip Inn, York

    The route out of lockdown announced by the Prime Minister earlier says hospitality venues will be able to open their outdoors spaces on 12 April but will have to wait until May before customers will be allowed inside.

    Paul Crossman chairs the Campaign for Pubs and runs three pubs in York. He said it was "good to have some dates" but said a lot of landlords were not sure outdoor opening worked for them.

    "It does depend on the weather and the amount of space people have, plenty of York pubs have very small, if any outdoor space."

    He said there are a lot of costs involved in setting up and that's a risk if you aren't sure you are going to get the customers.

    Mr Crossman said many landlords might opt to wait until May when they could fully reopen and said they would be glad to see the back of the curfew and the requirement to serve a substantial meal.