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Motorcyclist dies following Thirsk collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision near Thirsk.

At around 10am on Thursday 30 July 2015, a Triumph motorcycle collided with a white Volkswagen Sirocco at Scawton, around one mile from the top of Sutton Bank.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 60s from the Harrogate area, suffered serious injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was travelling in the company of two other motorcycles at the time the collision occurred.

Emmerdale provisionally approved for soap fan tours

Plans to turn the Emmerdale village into a tourist attraction have been provisionally approved by the planning authority in Leeds today.

Emmerdale could be open for public tours Credit: ITV News

The set, on the Harewood estate, could soon be opened on weekends to tourists. The soap's bosses say it would have economic benefits to the local community - but some residents say it would increase traffic and cause a disturbance. The final decision will be made by the chief planning officer.

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Teenager charged with York Murder

A 19-year-old man who was arrested in connection with a murder on Hamilton Drive in York on Monday has been charged with the murder of Liam Miller.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of a man in his fifties who was found injured in the street.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning.

Controversial North Yorkshire fracking plans submitted to County Council

A controversial application to frack for shale gas in North Yorkshire has been submitted to the North Yorkshire County Council.

Plans to frack near Kirby Misperton are being submitted today Credit: Press Association

The firm behind the plans, Third Energy, wants to frack at a site just outside the village of Kirby Misperton, North of Malton. Residents fear the proposals will destroy their village, and lead to fracking being allowed across the county, however, Third Energy say local people have nothing to fear about their plans.

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Teenager questioned over York murder

Police in York are questioning a 19-year-old over a murder in York on Monday evening.

Police are questioning a man in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Liam Miller Credit: North Yorkshire Police

The teen had been in hospital for treatment following the incident on Hamilton Drive, Acomb, where 20-year-old Liam Miller died.

Police have also confirmed that they are treating the attack on the second victim – the man who went to Liam’s assistance and was also stabbed - as attempted murder.

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