LIVE: Monday 16 May 2016

LIVE: Monday 16 May 2016

Published at 8:14am 16th May 2016. (Updated at 8:33am 17th May 2016)

The latest news across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.


Firefighters are dealing with another fire on Ilkley Moor.

Eight engines were called to the blaze which is affecting an area measuring around 60 metres by 50 metres.

There's a lot of smoke, with people nearby being asked to close windows and doors.


Staff and volunteers running a special peregrine falcon viewpoint at Malham Cove are still waiting for their first sighting of some new arrivals.

The team from the RSPB and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority know that the falcons have some chicks, but the youngsters have not yet put in an appearance.

More on the story here.



Harrogate District Hospital is doing its bit to boost healthy eating.

A market stall run by local greengrocer Roots & Fruits has been set up at the entrance.

More details here.

Roots and Fruits


Family and friends of a remarkable lady from Knaresborough have raised over £6,500 to thank Yorkshire Air Ambulance for saving her life.

Rose Smiles suffered a head injury and severe leg injuries after being hit by a car whilst crossing the High Street last September.

Find out more about her family's fundraising efforts here.

Rose Smiles


Over half of people in Yorkshire are putting off seeking a dementia diagnosis for up to a year or more, according to a study by Alzheimer's Society.

Separate research reveals that it's the most feared health condition in the UK and nearly two thirds of people surveyed feel that a diagnosis would mean their life is over.

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, everyone is being urged to confront it head-on, be aware that they can do something about it and ask for help.

Read the full story here.


If you're a history buff, here's something which may be of interest.

An exhibition of artefacts unearthed as part of a major project to upgrade the A1 between Leeming and Barton has opened at Richmondshire Museum.

50 pieces from the Roman town at Catterick (Cataractonium), including coins, gaming counters and a perfectly preserved wooden comb, will be on display until October.

Full details here.

Bone comb


A sad day indeed.

This place was made world-famous when the Tour de France came to Yorkshire in 2014.



Work has started this morning on repairs to a road affected by a recent landslip.

It means possible disruption if you're travelling near Darley.

More details here.


We also have the latest this morning on a sex offender wanted for recall to prison.

He's been arrested in Scotland, following numerous appeals from North Yorkshire Police.


Good morning from the news team still recovering (emotionally) from Friday's Stray FM Local Hero Awards.

If you haven't done already, make sure you check out the winners' videos here.