Today in York – September 12 2018

Key updates

1:32 pm

Traffic lights out on Monkgate

Photograph: siobhandolezal
York’s traffic lights seem to have been unusually temperamental of late.

The latest problem is on Monkgate at its junction with Lord Mayor’s Walk and St Maurice’s Road. The lights have gone out at this busy junction.

City of York Council enginners are looking into it. Till they are fixed, the advice? Proceed with caution.

11:43 am

Train hits cow delaying trains north of York

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Two weeks on from the last problems with animals on the tracks, and another LNER train has struck a cow on the East Coast Main Line.

The accident happened between Darlington and Durham, blocking all lines.

The lines reopened at about 11.40am, but delays of up to 45 minutes are expected.

According to the update on the LNER website the disruption is expected to last until 1pm.

11:20 am

Police arrest man after finding him in possession of these

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Police stopped a man in Heworth last night. A searched produced a knife, chisel “and some gloves on this mild evening”.

He was arrested on suspicion of going equipped to steal and possession of a bladed article.

Photograph: NPT York on Twitter

7:56 am

Woman talked down from York bridge

Scarborough Bridge in York. Photograph: YorkMix
Thanks to a team effort a woman was talked down from a York bridge late last night.

The police called in assistance from the York fire rescue boat and York Rescue Boat at the incident on Scarborough Bridge at about 11pm last night.

She was talked down to safety by police officers.

7:51 am

Today’s weather

After a grey start it will cheer up in York, with sunshine and a top temp of 17°C.

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