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Biker 'stable' in hospital

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious accident near Skipton.

It occurred at 11.15am on Tuesday 17 December 2013, on the Embsay to Barden road, involving a black Yamaha YBR 125 motorcycle.

A 62-year-old man from Skipton who was riding the motorbike, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where he currently remains in a stable condition.

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Concern grows over missing woman

Sara has been missing since Sunday evening Credit: Press Association

Police have renewed their appeal to find a missing Skipton woman as they grown increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Sara Elizabeth Parkinson, aged 42, from Embsay, was reporting missing on Monday.

Police are appealing to anyone in the Skipton, Embsay and surrounding areas to contact them if they believe they have seen Sara. They would also like to hear from public transport providers such as bus drivers and taxi drivers who may have provided transport to Sara.

Search teams and volunteer search and rescue organisations have been carrying out extensive searches of the area including Bolton Abbey – an area where Sara is known to enjoy visiting – however she remains missing.

Sara is described as around 5ft 1in tall, with a medium build and dark brown hair.

Police renew appeal over missing woman

Missing: Sara Parkinson Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Concern is growing for a 42-year-old woman who has been missing from her home in Embsay near Skipton since Sunday, November 24th. Police say they now have "extreme concerns" for Sara Parkinson's safety and wellbeing as she does not have access to a vehicle or her mobile phone.

Police are appealing to anyone in the Skipton, Embsay and surrounding areas to contact them if they believe they have seen Sara since Sunday evening.

They would also like to hear from public transport providers such as bus drivers and taxi drivers who may have provided transport to Sara or anyone who has given her a lift.

Have you seen Sara Parkinson? Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Chief Inspector Simon Lovell has made a direct appeal to Sara, saying:

"Your family and friends are desperately worried about you and need to know that you are safe. Please contact the police, your family or your friends and let us know that you are safe”.

Can you help find Sara Parkinson

Sara Parkinson missing from Skipton Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a woman missing from Skipton. Sara Elizabeth Parkinson, who is 42-years-old and from Embsay, was last seen around 5pm on Sunday. She was reported missing this morning.

She is described as white, around 5ft 1in tall, medium build with dark brown hair. Anyone who knows of her whereabouts is urged to contact police.

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Thousands arrive at Yorkshire's first ever Tough Mudder

Crowds descend to Skipton for the Tough Muddre Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Thousands of people have been descending on Broughton Hall in Skipton for Yorkshire's first ever Tough Mudder.

The 12 mile obstacle course, that includes jumping over fire, crawling through mud and jumping in icy water, is not a race but a challenge to test mental toughness and physical endurance with the emphasis on teamwork and camaraderie.

It was founded in America in 2010 by Englishman Will Dean and Guy Livingstone and has since been hailed as the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

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