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  1. Sheffield Tramlines organisers hopeful of 2021 return

    The organiser of a Sheffield music festival has said he would love to put on "the party we all deserve", if restrictions ease in time for summer.

    Tramlines festival crowd

    Timm Cleasby from Tramlines festival was speaking after organisers of Reading and Leeds said they were "very confident" of their events going ahead.

    In North Yorkshire, Deer Shed festival has also said it will take place.

    The government has said limits on social contact in England could be lifted by 21 June.

    That would mean many outdoor events could go ahead, including Camp Bestival and Creamfields, which plan to stage their 2021 editions.

    Some festival organisers have echoed Conservative MP Julian Knight's calls for the government to offer cancellation insurance.

    Mr Knight, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, has asked Chancellor Rishi Sunak to announce extra support for festivals in Wednesday's budget.

    Mr Cleasby said the measure "would be a massive step in the right direction, because getting cancellation insurance is virtually impossible."

    Tramlines is scheduled to take place from 23 to 25 July at Hillsborough Park.

  2. Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today, any cloud and fog will clear this morning to leave a bright but chilly afternoon.

    This evening, low cloud and patches of fog will develop and remain overnight:

    Weather graphic
  3. Boy, 6, critical after being hit by van

    A six-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital with head and leg injuries after being hit by a car while cycling.

    A 35-year-old male cyclist was also injured when the pair were struck by a white Mercedes Benz van on Yarm Road, near the junction with Newsam Road, in Eaglescliffe at about 07:15 GMT on Sunday.

    A 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving, Cleveland Police said.

    The van had been driven along Yarm High Street and then Yarm Road in the direction of Preston Park in the moments before the collision.

    Officers are appealing for anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage to contact them.

    Yarm Road and the junction with Newsam Road
  4. Family found camping on 'dangerous' cliff edge

    A couple and child who had set up camp on a dangerous cliff edge prompted a call out by police and the coastguard.

    tent on cliff edge

    They were found in a tent in an area known for landslips along the Cleveland Way in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

    Coastguard rescue officers from Staithes and Whitby were sent and gave "safety advice due to the dangerous location of their tent".

    Police were also called because the family had breached Covid rules by travelling there, the coastguard said.

    A spokesperson from Staithes Coastguard said: "Safety advice was given from Coastguard rescue officers due to the dangerous location of their tent, especially with recent landslips.

    "If walking the Cleveland Way please stay on designated footpaths."

  5. 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:

    Weather graphic
  6. 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
  7. 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.

  8. 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:

    Weather graphic
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.”