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Thousands of motorists can claim refunds for fines in York

Drivers were wrongly fined for crossing Lendal Bridge in York Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Thousands of motorists who were wrongly fined for crossing York's Lendal Bridge can apply for a full refund from today.

A government inspector ruled earlier this year that the council had no power to penalise motorists for crossing the bridge, after the introduction of controversial new restrictions.

Panel production at Nissan temporarily transferred

Panel production at Washington's Nissan plant - the UK's biggest vehicle production factory - has been temporarily transferred.

There has been an over-run in scheduled maintenance work that has meant panel production has had to be transferred to a different press line.

Workers have been given the option of booking in lieu time or holidays until the work is completed, or carrying out other jobs at Nissan's plant on Wearside.

We can confirm the production schedule has been temporarily suspended at Sunderland Plant following scheduled maintenance work in our Press Shop.

Panel production is being transferred to an alternative press line for vehicle assembly to resume in the coming days.

Following the repair we will return to full production on both lines, so customers can be reassured there will be minimal impact on their orders.

– Spokesman for Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK

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Q&A session with North Yorks Police Commisioner

Residents from Ryedale have the chance to raise concerns about crime and policing when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, visits Pickering later this week.

North Yorkshire's Police & Crime Commisioner Julia Mulligan Credit: ITV Yorkshire

She is holding an open Q and A session, between 1pm-2pm on Friday 22 August at Pickering Memorial Hall.Members of the public can attend, listen to a talk by Julia Mulligan and have a chance to ask her any question they would like. An appointment based surgery will then take place between 2pm-3pm, at the same location, giving residents the opportunity to raise personal or private issues, good or bad, on a one on one basis. Surgeries are by appointment only. If you would like to book some time with Julia - or for further information about other Surgeries - please telephone 01423 569 562 or email info@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

Hartlepool nuclear plant shut down for safety tests

Hartlepool's nuclear power station has been shut down and will remain closed for an estimated eight weeks while safety tests are carried out, after a defect was found at a similar plant in Lancashire.

Hartlepool nuclear power station normally generates enough electricity for two million homes

EDF Energy, which runs both plants, said the tests were a precaution and no problems had been found so far with the plant in Hartlepool. Staff will continue to go into work but no electricity will be generated while the plant is shut down.

A defect was discovered in a boiler unit at the company's plant in Heysham, Lancashire, which has the same design at the 30-year-old power station in Hartlepool.