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Health services in North Yorkshire are suffering major IT issues
tonight because of a nationwide cyber attack on the NHS.
It's among 39 NHS bodies in England and Scotland affected by malicious
software that's locked computers and demanded a ransom
York Teaching Hospitals Trust runs hospitals in York
and Scarborough and they say they have been significantly
affected by this cyber attack, but they are taking steps to keep
We know there have been problems with prescriptions and discharge
notes and we know that some people have had procedures cancelled.
I spoke to one lady who had had her X-ray postponed
until Tuesday, and another man who had had an MRI scan cancelled.
But patients who have been in the hospital say it's pretty
Doctors are making notes with pens and paper they are managing to see
We do know that some breast screening clinics that were planned
for North Yorkshire for this weekend have been cancelled and those
The advice here is only come to A if it is absolutely essential
and that they are investigating and taking steps to try
Now, would you swap votes with someone living in another area
That's what's happening in York, with just four weeks to go before
Labour and Liberal Democrat supporters from neighbouring
constituencies in the city are making voting deals to try
and boost the chances of the pro-European candidates.
Stephen and Helen are meeting for the first time.
Labour supporter Helen agrees to vote for the Liberal Democrats
in the York Outer constituency and Lib Dem supporter Stephen agrees
I saw the vote swapper on a political website and signed
up for it and thought that is fantastic, I can
make my vote count and in this situation we both get what we want.
I would never have tactically voted, the only reason I'm doing this
is because it is a vote swap and I know you guarantee...
Stephen and Helen were brought together by a new website set up
by the group York for Europe to try and boost the chances
of the pro-European candidates in the city.
Well, on this side of the road we are in the York Outer constituency,
held by the Conservatives at the 2015 general election,
but if you go back to 2010 the Lib Dems came second here,
On the other side of the street we are in the York Central
constituency held by Labour at the 2015 election,
the Conservatives were around 6,500 votes behind but they want this seat
But vote swapping is not supported by Labour and the Lib Dems.
I would approach it with a great deal of scepticism because one
of the great things about having the right to vote, the freedom
to vote is you have your own personal conscience and can make
up your mind based on lots of different factors.
Personally I don't like it very much.
I think the idea of voting for the least worst candidate
is a kind of contradiction of what democracy should be about.
Vote swapping doesn't break the rules, but is it ethical
Police who are looking for a man who went missing in York
29-year-old Rory Johnson-Hatfield from Skipton vanished
Extensive searches were carried out at the time,
but specialist teams will be back in the River Ouse from Monday.
There are plans for a retail and leisure development on the site
of the former Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire.
Developers Dransfield Properties say the ?50 million project
near Rotherham would create 700 new jobs.
Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox has collected her MBE
The double gold medal winning athlete, who's from Leeds,
received the honour from Prince William.
She's been recognised for services to athletics.
Network Rail has been criticised for felling trees
It's nesting season for birds and the RSPB says destroying
the nests of any wild birds at this time of year is illegal.
The firm says the work's being done for safety reasons.
The railway snakes on a single-track past Silkstone Common.
Alongside a street of houses by the station, workmen have spent
We've had no notification this was going to be taking place,
the habitat is being destroyed, we've got bird boxes being taken
down by Network Rail and also the shrubbery,
they're putting weedkiller down, so there's blackberry bushes,
various vegetation that run along the tracks, not just the trees,
With concern for spring wildlife, the residents have
contacted the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
In a statement, Network Rail have told us the work that is going
on at Silkstone Common, is part of their planned
Large bushes or trees can get in the way of the view
of the line for the driver, obstructing safety critical signals.
They also say, they are fully aware of the act they have to comply
with in terms of respecting wildlife and they're confident they have
carried out the correct checks and processes.
Well, from a parish council point of view, we're really disappointed
that Network Rail didn't even have the courtesy to inform
us that this work was going to be carried out.
The contractors did not want to be filmed.
They stopped work while we were there with our cameras.
But later, the sound of chainsaws once again mixed
In the Challenge Cup quarterfinals it was a comfortable 54-6 victory
for Wakefield Trinity against Dewsbury Rams.
Good evening. A decent weekend weather-wise with dry and bright
weather on both days and most of the rain will fall overnight. A lot of
clout out there at the moment and damp and drizzly conditions
developing in the Pennine chain and further east via conditions and
breaks in the far east, with temperatures dropping no lower than
nine or 10 degrees, so another mile like to come. A lot of cloud to come
tomorrow and we have drizzle for a time and anywhere could catch the
odd shower into the early afternoon. We could see very hit and miss and
in the afternoon it brightens up with decent sunny spells developing,
especially later romp. Fine evening to come with a high of 17 or 18.
Overnight rain into Sunday and then dry and bright start to the day. In
the late morning there is the risk of the odd shower but they are very
hit and miss and there is a lot of dry weather. I'm next week. I leave
you with the summary and the National
A bit of a mixed bag earlier on today, some of us were cloudy with
rain. This is the view from one of our weather watchers in Cornwall.
But in the Highlands of Scotland, it was completely different, find,
sunny and warm. The satellite and radar picture shows the variety of
weather we have had. It brightened up into the afternoon, early
evening. The north-east of Scotland and England have extensive low
cloud, missed, fog. If you showers getting into the south coast by the
end of the night. It is not a cold night. Into the morning, many
Southern counties will do quite well. There is the chance of a
shower or two, most of them are gone by