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Police appeal for witnesses after serious cycle accident near Skipton

Were you on the A59 near Skipton Saturday afternoon?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the A59 near Skipton yesterday afternoon which has left a cyclist with serious injuries.

The man was riding along the A59 towards Skipton when the accident with a blue Land Rover Discovery towing an Ifor Williams trailer happened. The Land Rover was overtaking the cyclist at the time at the Carlton junction near Broughton Hall.

The cyclist, a man in his fifties from the Skipton area, was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary. Staff say he is seriously ill. The Land Rover driver, a man in his sixties from the Keighley area, was not injured. The road was closed for about six hours while police investigated.

Officers are asking any witness who saw either the cyclist, who had been riding with two other cyclists, or the Land Rover and trailer, to contact them. Please dial 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team, quoting reference number 12150179799.


Charity fears not enough is known about dyslexia

It's a condition which is thought to affect around 10% of the population - and can have a major impact on a child's future prospects.

But it is feared that still not enough is known about dyslexia - even among teachers - many of whom it's claimed don't know how to spot it, or how to support those children who have it.

Michael Billington met a student from Scunthorpe - and the teacher who's helping him to improve his reading and writing skills:


North Yorkshire council approves five-year fracking ban

Ryedale Council has agreed a five-year ban on any fracking activity within the North Yorkshire district.

Credit: Press Association

Two councillors, John Clark and Joy Andrews proposed the motion to colleagues and the authority has unanimously rejected any plans for fracking at Kirby Misperton.

The decision to frack within the North Yorkshire district was made by Third Energy, a company with a "purpose of building a portfolio of UK producing appraisal assets, onshore and offshore."

Third Energy is contesting the decision with a view that fracking is safe.

North Yorkshire County Council will have a final say but Third Energy has set out a public consultation period.

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