It's one of the toughest challenges in the world, so tough in fact that fewer people have taken on the Talisker Whisky Challenge - that's rowing across the Atlantic - than have climbed Everest or been in space. But four working mums from Yorkshire are to do exactly that later in the year - AND they'll do a fair bit of it naked. Sarah Clark has been to meet them - fully clothed.
SEVERE One lane closed on A1(M) northbound between J44, A64 (Bramham) and J45, A659 (Boston Spa), because of a broken down vehicle.
One lane is closed on the A1 (M) northbound, North Yorkshire, after two accidents between junction 44 A64 (Bramham) and Junction 45 A659 (Boston Spa).
There are reports of slow moving traffic towards Boston Spa.
A person has been hit by a train at Grimsby Town. All train services between Grimsby Town and Lincoln Central have been suspended and replacement buses are being arranged. It's not currently known when the line will reopen.
There are reports of queuing traffic and the road is blocked after several vehicles were involved in an accident on M1 at Junction 42 M62 (Lofthouse).
Traffic heading towards Leeds is being affected.
The Northern Rail service between Wakefield Kirkgate and Knottingley has been suspended after a person was hit by a train at Pontefract Tanshelf. A replacement bus service is now running.
Motorists travelling into Leeds are being urged to avoid the A65 at Kirkstall Road near the city centre which has been closed following a serious accident.
It happened eastbound between Willow Road and Studio Road. Traffic is also being affected around Burley Road, Cardigan Road and Viaduct Road.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
A Barnsley man trapped in Thailand after being virtually paralysed by a rare condition has told Calendar he didn't realise he wasn't covered by travel insurance.
Speaking from intensive care at a hospital in Bangkok, Craig Lindley, seen here with his brother Karl, says he applied for insurance online, but has since discovered the transaction failed.
Family and friends have rallied round to pay for his treatment and flight home next week, with costs now spiralling to more than £80,000.
David Hirst reports:
Ferens Art gallery has been awarded one of the prestigious ‘Best Told Story’ accolades by VisitEngland.
This accolade has been received as part of Visit England’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme and was awarded in recognition of the high standard of interpretation across the gallery.
Following a visit from VisitEngland in November 2014, a report highlighted that ‘the presentation of the artwork is excellent throughout’ and ‘the temporary exhibitions ‘Curious Beasts’ and ‘When War Hit Home*’ were both excellent’. The report then goes on to state that ‘the curators responsible for this exhibition (When War Hit Home*) should be congratulated’.
We’re extremely proud to have received this fantastic accolade which reinforces the great facility we have here at the Ferens. Receiving recognition like this adds yet another string to the ‘2017-bow’ and I’d like to thank VisitEngland for this acknowledgement.
Other attractions awarded the Best Told Story Accolade (which was only given to twelve sites across England) include the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, the Museum of London and Castle Howard in York.