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Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

Driver pronounced dead after collision near Wetherby

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The man in his 70s from the Teesside area was driving a distinctive silver/grey Ford Transit camper van. It collided with the roundabout near Wetherby Services, where junction 46 of the A1(M) joins the B1224, at around 10.40am today. Police believe the driver had approached the roundabout from the A1(M) sliproad, travelling southbound. Ambulance crews […]

****UPDATE 5.30pm****Road closed in Scarborough due to ongoing incident

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Police are currently at the scene of an incident in Scarborough, which has resulted in the closure of the road. During a search at a property in Barrowlciff Road earlier today, officers discovered an old unexploded device. A cordon is in place. Neighbouring residents have been evacuated from their homes as a precaution and are […]

Missing woman found safe in Scarborough

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She was found in Scarborough yesterday evening, after a member of the public who had seen her photograph in our appeal recognised her near the coast. The coastguard and police helicopter were involved in the search for her. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal to find her on social media.

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Analysis shows buzzard killed by combination of four different pesticides

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In March 2020, a member of the public saw a buzzard fall out of a tree in Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale. It was taken straight to a local vet but sadly died soon after. The buzzard was sent to the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS), administered by Natural England, for further analysis due to the circumstances […]