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Pensioner dies in North Yorkshire A65 collision

A man has died after a collision involving a camper van near Skipton.

It happened yesterday morning at around 11 when the camper van was on the A65 towards Skipton.

Officers say it crossed into the other side of the road and hit a black skoda car travelling the other way. The driver of the camper van, a 75-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Ukip candidate says party must combat 'racist' image

The candidate standing for UKIP in Skipton and Ripon says polls can be misleading, and many of UKIP's supporters are too shy to admit they agree with their policies.

Alan Henderson said: "In places like Ripon we've had signs which have had swastikas written on them, signs which have been burned. You can appreciate that puts people into a degree of unease.

"Whilst we're not racist and that's very clear, we need to combat that image."

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Counting continues in Skipton and Harrogate

Counting is well underway in Skipton and Harrogate with declarations expected in the early hours of the morning.

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The estimated declaration time for both Skipton and Ripon and Harrogate and Knaresborough is 03:00.

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Urgent appeal for missing Skipton man

Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in their search for a man missing from Skipton.

Missing: Liam Sutcliffe Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Liam Sutcliffe, who's 25, was last seen at around 12pm yesterday, February 11th, and was reported missing when he failed to return home last night.

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for Liam's welfare as it is very out of character for him to go missing. They are appealing for anyone who has seen Liam since Wednesday morning, including anyone using public transport, or taxi drivers, to get in touch.

Liam is described as slim, with short, ginger hair and a fresh complexion.

Police issue CCTV image after theft from charity shop

Police investigating the theft of a leather jacket from a charity shop in Skipton have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

The jacket was taken from the Cancer Research shop on Skipton High Street. Officers are appealing to the man, and anyone who recognises him from the image, to contact them as he could have information with could assist their investigation.

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Tour de France bunting to be auctioned for charity

The Holy Trinty Church in Skipton decorated with a large yellow jersey as part of the route on stage 1 of the Tour de France. Credit: Press Association

Bunting and banners were a key feature of this year's Tour de France in Yorkshire and now Craven District Council will auction off some of the items that were on display in Skipton. All the proceeds will go to charity.

Bunting in Skipton decorated as part of the route on stage 1 of the Tour de France. Credit: Press Association

Father warns against loom-bands craze

The latest craze to hit the classroom is loom bands - with children across the world making millions of them every day.

A dress made of the small coloured elastic bands sold for a staggering £170,000 pounds earlier this week.

But now a father from North Yorkshire has warned parents to be extra vigilant after he checked on his son - who went to sleep wearing them - and his fingers had turned black.

Helen Steel reports:

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