North Yorkshire Fire service are warning people about the dangers of rising river levels after a woman and two children became stranded by fast flowing waters. They were rescued by RAF helicopter after clinging onto a tree in the River Ure near Ripon just after 2 o'clock this afternoon.
This could have been a different story and should act as a warning to the dangers of rising river levels. Rivers may look benign, but it can quite quickly change. In this instance the preceding rainfall from the night before caused a rapid rise in the river level in a very short period of time.
More top news
Weather: late forecast with Kerry Gosney
A new lead has emerged in the case of Ben Needham after "Calendar" helped one of Greece's biggest TV shows.
Prince Charles, Russell Brand and vlogger Zoella have been named in the annual Debrett's 500 list of the most influential Brits today.