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LIVE: Wednesday 15 June 2016

LIVE: Wednesday 15 June 2016

Published at 8:50am 15th June 2016. (Updated at 6:10pm 15th June 2016)

The latest news across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

5:47pm

Police have confirmed that a collision at Junction 44 on the A1(M) was fatal.

More details here.

5:12pm

Plans for major repairs on the flood-damaged Linton Bridge near Wetherby will be considered next week.

Leeds City Council's executive board is expected to approve proposals to spend up to £4.5 million on repairing the bridge which crosses the River Wharfe between Linton and Collingham.

It's been closed since Christmas, when flooding damaged the foundations and made it unsafe.

See the full story here.

4:25pm

The A1(M) southbound has reopened at Junction 44 after this morning's serious collision.

However, Highways England says long delays will take time to clear.

3:15pm

Here's an update on the closure of the A1(M) southbound at Junction 44 after a serious collision.

Police say lanes 2, 3 and 4 are due to reopen soon.

2:03pm

The two chicks of peregrine falcons at Malham Cove have taken their first flights.

Staff and volunteers from the RSPB and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are running a special viewpoint where visitors can watch the chicks and their parents.

Jon Carter, RSPB Face to Face Area Manager, said: "Now is the perfect time to come and see the young peregrines taking to the air.

"They are discovering just what their powerful wings are for and have been spotted swooping and playing above us, as well as perching out on the iconic ledges of Malham Cove. It's the ideal backdrop for visitors to witness these famously fast falcons in action."

peregrine chick

12:53pm

A Wetherby man, who uses a wheelchair, has taken his four-year legal battle to the Supreme Court today.

Doug Paulley was told he couldn't travel on a bus, after a mother refused to move her pushchair because her baby was sleeping.

The bus company argued it could only request, rather than require, another passenger to move.

 

11:47am

The A1(M) has been closed southbound between Junctions 44 and 43 after a serious collision.

Police say there's likely to be disruption for some time.

11:15am

North Yorkshire Police launched its summer crackdown on drink and drug-driving on 1 June.

Here are the results so far...

 

9:33am

This is the moving story of an Ilkley boy who has a condition which is so rare it doesn't even have a name.

Mum Clare Walkinshaw has called for more understanding and support for families affected by ultra-rare chromosome disorders.

 

See the full story here.

8:56am

It's an important day for Wetherby man Doug Paulley and his legal battle over his right to get on a bus in a wheelchair.

We'll be keeping an eye on events at the Supreme Court, with the hearing due to begin at 10am.

Full story here.

8:54am

Morning. All the latest news will appear here throughout the day.

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