Jamie's lasting legacy

A little boy from York who lost his battle with cancer has left a huge legacy.

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Big screen showing for Tour de France and Commonwealth Games in York

After what's been billed as the grandest Grand Depart the Tour de France has ever seen, residents and visitors will be able to see all the action from the final two stages on a large screen in York today.

Stage 20 and 21 of the Tour de France and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be shown in St Sampson's Square. Also featured will be the inaugural La Course by Le Tour which has attracted the world's leading female cyclists will also be screened.

"This is a great opportunity for the city to come out and support the Tour de France again. People will be able to see the culmination of a great three weeks of sport that started in York and Yorkshire with the Grand Depart."

– Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, York City Council

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Attack victim "serious" after York night out

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Scene of the assault, Nessgate, York Credit: ITV Calendar

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after an attack in the early hours of Saturday morning which led to police sealing off one of York's main city centre roads.

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Nessgate, York, scene of the attack Credit: ITV Calendar

Details are still emerging, but a detective at the scene has told Calendar that a man in his 20s or 30s, who was enjoying a night out in the city, has serious injuries after he was attacked at 4.30am in Nessgate. The victim is being treated in York District Hospital. North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault.

Nessgate, which forms part of one of the main crossings through the city via Ouse Bridge, was closed for three hours while crime scene investigators gathered evidence.

Read: man arrested over teen assault in York

New figures show dangers of rivers in York

The true scale of river tragedies in York was revealed today by new figures which show 24 people have drowned in the city's two watercourses in the last 15 years.

Three young people are thought to have drowned accidentally this year alone, but police say there has been another 35 incidents some of them near misses over the last 12 months.

Now the authorities in York are launching new campaigns to try and ensure that people especially on a night out, keep out of the rivers and get home safely. Jon Hill reports:

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"Great getaway": expect long delays on roads in our region

Today is the first Friday of the school holidays - which traditionally causes lengthy traffic jams. Drivers in our region could see their journeys lengthened by up to an extra 50 per cent today - particularly before 10am and after 6pm, as families venture off on holiday.

Here is a list of the roads in our region which are most likely to have delays:

  • A170 between A1 and Scarborough - 25 minutes
  • A64 between York and Scarborough - 15 minutes
  • A166 between York and Bridlington - 15 minutes
  • M18/M180 between Sheffield and Grimsby - 20 minutes
  • A14 between Midlands and East Coast - 40 minutes
  • A158 between Lincoln and Skegness - 20 minutes
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