Hundreds of racing pigeons have gone missing after being released in Thirsk in North Yorkshire.
Drivers are being warned to avoid the A19 around Thirsk after a lorry exploded on the carriageway.
A 75-year-old cyclist has died in a crash with a car while he was taking part in a time trial, police said today.
A motorcyclist who died following a crash near Thirsk has been named as 46-year-old local man Paul Barker.
The crash occurred on the evening of 2 May on Moor End Lane between Sowerby, Thirsk and Dalton. It involved a red DAF goods vehicle and and orange and white KTM motorcycle.
An inquest was opened and adjourned on Tuesday 7 May.
Emergency services are currently at the scene of an accident involving a motorcycle and a lorry in the Thirsk area. It happened on Sandy Lane at Islebeck, near the junction with Moor End Lane at around 5.45.pm.
Local diversions are in place and the road is expected to remain closed for some time. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
The employer of a man killed when he became trapped under a forklift truck has released a statement saying its thoughts are with his family.
The man was working at Severfield-Watson Structures near Thirsk when he was crushed by the vehicle. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.
– Spokesman, Severfield-Watson
“We can confirm that on Wednesday 13 March an incident at our Severfield-Watson Structures production plant in Dalton led to the tragic death of a company employee.
At this moment, our thoughts are with the employee’s family. A full investigation is underway and until this is completed the Company is not in a position to comment any further.”
A man has died after being crushed under a forklift truck at a steel plant in North Yorkshire.
Fire crews were called to Severfield-Watson, near Thirsk, at about 8:30am on Wednesday. It took nearly two hours to free the man from under the vehicle. He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary but pronounced dead.
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North Yorkshire Police are dealing with a collision on the A19 north-bound carriageway near South Kilvington, Thirsk. The collision was reported at 2.10pm and involves a HGV which struck a Vauxhall Corsa which then hit an Audi parked in a lay-by while the driver was changing his wheel.
The driver of the Corsa sustained only minor injuries. The Audi driver was uninjured. The driver of the HGV, a German national, has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving.
The north-bound carriageway is closed at the roundabout at the junction with the A19 trunk road from York (known locally as Thircon roundabout) with traffic diverted through Long Street in Thirsk and rejoining the carriageway at the South Kilvingtonjunction.
The lorry involved in a fire on a main road in Thirsk has been moved, however some of the bales which fell onto the A19 remain on fire and are causing a lot of smoke to blow onto the carriageway.
The road surface and bridge have been checked and are structurally sound however highways officials and the fire service have decided that the A19 and the A170 should remain closed due to the danger that the smoke will cause to motorists.
The road is expected to remain closed for another two hours.
Severe delays, road closed and queueing traffic for five miles due to debris on road and lorry fire on A19 York Road in both directions between A168 and A61, congestion on Southbound A19 to Knayton and on Northbound A168 to B1448 Topcliffe Road.