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Body found in Thirsk in search for missing man

Police searching for a missing 64-year-old man near Thirsk have today found a body.

Andrew Thornton was reported missing from his home in Husthwaite at around 9.40pm last night.

Specialist police teams, including a helicopter and police dogs, worked with search and rescue teams from Scarborough and Wharfedale to conduct an extensive search.

Police found Mr Thornton’s vehicle at Thornton Bridge last night.

At around 8am this morning, a man’s body was found in the River Swale around a quarter of a mile from Thornton Bridge.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

A formal identification has yet to take place, but Mr Thornton’s family has been informed and are receiving support from specially-trained officers.


Junior doctors begin two-day strike

Junior doctors in the region began a two-day walkout earlier today, joining colleagues across the country in an unprecedented strike.

It is the first time they have failed to provide emergency care.

It meant thousands of operations were cancelled, with senior staff stepping in to provide critical care. Sally Simpson reports.

Click below to watch Sally Simpson's report

Appeal over North Yorkshire crash which left 16-year-old cyclist critically injured

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash in North Yorkshire which left a 16-year-old cyclist critically injured.

The girl was riding a white mountain bike which was involved in a collision with a Kia 4x4 car on the B6267 at it's junction with Halfpenny House Lane close to Masham at about 12.50pm on Saturday.

She was airlifted to hospital by air ambulance, where she remains in a critical condition.

The 35-year-old woman who was driving the car suffered minor injuries from but did not need hospital treatment.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing to witnesses to call 101.

Two men charged in North Yorkshire fuel scam investigation

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Two men are due in court charged in connection with an alleged roadside fuel scam in North Yorkshire.

The men, both Romanian and aged 31 and 41 and based in Middlesbrough, are charged with fraud after motorists reported being flagged down by people claiming they had run out of fuel and offering gold in exchange for cash.

They were arrested last month after being pulled over by officers on the A684 at Constable Burton, near Leyburn and are due to appear at Northallerton Magistrates' Court next month.


Junior doctors justify taking unprecedented stance

Striking junior doctors are coming to the end of the first of a two-day walk out, in a dispute with the Government over new contracts. These junior doctors on the picket lines at both Leeds General Infirmary and Hull Royal Infirmary explain why they have taken the unprecedented stance.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the junior doctors are being offered a 'very fair deal'.

Penguin chick arrives at Flamingo Land

Humboldt penguins are generally found off the coast of Peru Credit: Flamingo Land

Zoo keepers at Flamingo Land near Pickering have welcomed the first of a new batch of penguin chicks to the theme park. Staff will look after the chicks alongside their penguin parents until they are fully fledged.

We keep a close eye on our penguin chicks to ensure they are gaining weight and growing as we would expect.

Each day the chicks are weighed and their growth and vital statistics plotted to ensure they flourish."

– Ross Snipp, zoo manager

Humboldt penguins, which are categorised as vulnerable, are found in the southern hemisphere of the world, generally off the coasts of Peru and Chile.

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