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Hundreds of volunteers take part in overnight anti-terror exercise at Meadowhall:


North Yorkshire County Council is hoping for a share of £100 million of funding to help reroute the A59 between Skipton and Harrogate. 


@BBCLookNorth: Hundreds of volunteers take part in overnight anti-terror exercise at Meadowhall:

All seems to be running smoothly on the rails across Yorkshire at the moment and if you’re planning a rail journey today the latest information is here.

The road at Kex Gill, which regularly requires maintenance “suffers a significant chance of a landslip” according to the council. 

The road forms part of a major regional cross-pennine route carrying almost 9,000 vehicles per day.  

It was closed early last year, after significant movement and cracks were detected on the hillside.

South Yorkshire Police say an anti-terrorism exercise at Meadowhall was “extremely positive”.

856 volunteers took part in the drill in the early hours of this morning, together with police and other emergency services.

Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts said “brave acts” were carried out during the drill to protect others.

He added that the environment was as real as possible and the exercise will be used to improve future anti-terrorism procedures.

The UK terror threat has been at “severe” since August 2014.

Ed Carlisle’s been in charge of the latest plot in Beeston. He says he wants to empower people to provide food for themeselves:

Here’s a few pics of how things are going so far – definitley looks edible!

M1 South Yorkshire – One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

M62 West Yorkshire – One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an accident involving van and lorry.

M62 West Yorkshire – Slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 eastbound between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of an accident.

A58(M) West Yorkshire – A58(M) entry slip road partially blocked and very slow traffic westbound at A660, because of an accident involving bus and two cars. Congestion on A64 York Road to Melbourne Roundabout.

It took place at Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, to test the response and preparedness of the emergency services to a possible attack – over 850 volunteers took part in the exercise. 

The threat level to the UK remains at ‘severe’ as it has been since August 2014 and the operation formed part of a national programme of exercises required under the Civil Contingencies Act. 

At the beginning of March,  sanctions for such usage were doubled  to six penalty points on your licence, and a £200 fine.

Here’s the list of top regions for texting when driving:

The scramble for tickets for York City’s FA Trophy final can begin properly today.

They reached Wembley after getting the result they needed at Lincoln on Saturday.

You won’t be surprised to hear how delighted these fans are, prepare your ears!:

The team will now concentrate on trying to avoid relegation from the National League, while supporters will be trying to figure out how they can get to Wembley. 

We’re not expecting to see a lot of the sun today so I thought I’d start with a bright BBC Weather Watcher pic, to remind us it is actually spring and more warming rays are surely on the horizon.

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