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  1. Missing York girl found

    A 14-year-old girl missing from York since Monday afternoon has been found this morning, say police.

    Police had previously said they were "extremely concerned" for the teenager's welfare.

  2. Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A dull, breezy and generally dry morning with some light rain possible at times.

    The afternoon will see some periods of brightness.

    Tonight will be overcast with outbreaks of rain around midnight:

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  3. Sea pollution fear after erosion exposes former tip site

    People living on part of the East Yorkshire coast have raised safety concerns after the contents of a former rubbish tip started falling into the sea due to coastal erosion.

    Withernsea

    When it closed in the 1960s, Withernsea waste site was hundreds of yards from the sea.

    However, erosion has once again exposed the rubbish held in the tip which is now tumbling into the sea below.

    Jim Blake, who lives nearby, said: "It's quite a revelation of the stuff that is coming out. Lots of plastic, lots of glass.

    "There are batteries in there, there's asbestos. And all of this is just leaking out into our sea, and we have wonderful fishing. Lobsters and crabs and things. How is this affecting those?"

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which is responsible for the site, has not been available for comment.

    The coastal erosion
  4. 'Urgent' Covid help needed for East Yorkshire - Council

    The East Riding of Yorkshire needs more support to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the county's leader has said in a letter to the Prime Minister.

    A man wearing a mask

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council leader councillor Richard Burton said with Hull's infection rate one of the highest in the country, more help is needed from central government to drive down cases and infection rates.

    The council has said it's dealing with an "ongoing health emergency" in the city.

    Mr Burton said the county "urgently" needs additional support.

    He said: "We have asked for additional support from Public Health England and the Joint Biosecurity Centre to support our local directors of public health leading the pandemic analysis and response as well as assistance with logistics and technical advice for the proposed wider lateral flow tests and mass vaccination roll out."

  5. Sunrise over the Yorkshire coast caught on camera

    BBC Weather Watchers

    A golden sunrise on the coast in Yorkshire was captured by some early morning photographers today.

    Bridlington

    Bridkid took the above photo looking out into the North Sea from Bridlington.

    Scarborough

    In Scarborough, Beverley Senturk caught the waves breaking as the sun rose above them.

    Scarborough

    Staying in Scarborough, Myka was at the lido on the seafront as waves overtopped onto the path.

    And thanks to Scarborough Lass for sharing this photo of the high tide in the town.

    Scarborough
  6. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A chilly and dry start this morning, followed by a cloudy afternoon, with light rain or drizzle.

    This evening will remain cloudy with some light rain, which will ease overnight:

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  7. Driffield woman's food bank walking challenge beats target

    A woman from East Yorkshire who struggles to walk because of a series of strokes is raising money for her local food bank by taking 100 steps every day using a walking frame.

    Wendy Field

    Wendy Field is currently taking on the challenge, helped by her carer who accompanies her in case she falls.

    So far, Mrs Field's efforts has raised more than £600 for the Driffield and Wolds Food Bank - beating her initial £500 target.

    Her son, Simon, said: "We set the target of £500 and it's already reached more than that. That's been an absolutely amazing response and she's delighted by that.

    "So we need to stretch it a little bit more. We're going to put it in place up until Christmas, so she's got a goal to reach by then."

  8. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    After a cloudy and cold start with some showers, it will become a fine day with sunshine until dusk.

    This evening will be dry with clear spells, followed by a cold night with a moderate south-westerly breeze:

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