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Mariel Kirton has dedicated an instagramaccount to sharing her dad Ray’s journey with early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Ray was diagnosed with the disease aged just 52. Mariel's often funny and heart-warming posts are to show ‘you can lead a happy life with Alzheimer’s’ and aims to tackle stigma around the brain disease. She talks here to Christine and Duncan.
A memorial plaque to Oscar-winning composer John Barry has been unveiled in his home city of York.
The ceremony took place at his birthplace which is now a hotel.
Barry wrote some of the movie world's most famous and iconic music.
He won five Academy Awards for film scores and songs including Born Free and Dances with Wolves plus composed music for 11 James Bond Films.
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There is major disruption on Northern trains between Leeds-York, and Leeds-Selby this morning due to a broken down freight train at Cross Gates.
Delays of up to 20 minutes have been reported, with cancellations on services according to the railway service provider.
Disruption is expected to remain in place until 9.15am.
The following alterations will apply:
- Trains from Leeds towards Cross Gates are unable to run.
- Trains may be able to divert via Woodlesford and Castleford.
- Some trains are not able to divert so may be cancelled or amended.
- Trains towards Leeds from Cross Gates are able to run but delays and cancellations can be expected.
Advice for Northern customers:
- Road transport has been requested to run between Leeds and Selby / York however, there is no estimate for when this will be available.
- Your ticket will be accepted on TransPennine Express and CrossCountry services from Leeds to York.
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North Yorkshire County Council has decided to close Rathmell Church of England primary school at the end of the school year.
The Council has taken this difficult decision following a governor-led consultation on school closure due to falling pupil numbers.
There will only be 15 children on roll in September, leaving only 4 children in class 1 and with numbers in future years continuing to decline.
Governors consulted on school closure in the interests of current and future pupils because they believe falling numbers and the resulting reduction in the school budget would make it extremely difficult for the school to continue to provide a high quality of education for pupils.
The County Council will extend the catchment area of Long Preston Endowed C of E Primary School from September 1 to serve the area currently served by Rathmell. The County Council has also worked to support families to try to meet their individual preferences for other schools.
It is with great sadness that Governors have taken this course of action. We are rightly proud of the educational standards and Christian ethos at Rathmell school and have explored every avenue to maintain its future. I take this opportunity to thank and pay tribute to staff, parents, children and governors who have always worked so hard and are now making the best of a regrettable situation.
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The A1036 Station Avenue in York is closed in both directions due to a collision.
The crash involved a car and a cyclist. The road is closed between Station Rise and Micklegate. There is congestion to Clementhorpe.