Ukip MEP Amjad Bashir, who was suspended by the party for "extremely serious" issues, has defected to the Conservatives, with David Cameron saying he was "absolutely delighted" at the move.
Yorkshire County Cricket star Ryan Sidebottom has opened brand new nets at Hopton Mills Cricket Club.
The project was funded by a £46,000 grant which coach Richard Myers says will make a big difference to the club.
Championship winning bowler Sidebottom told ITV Calendar he hoped it would encourage more people to play cricket:
Nigel Farage says Ukip was becoming "increasingly alarmed" by MEP Amjad Bashir's behaviour in the months leading up to his defection to the Conservatives.
Speaking on BBC's The Andrew Marr Show, the Ukip leader said there was "quite strong documentary evidence" relating to what the party calls "unanswered questions" over employment practices at his business.
He also accused the MEP of "continuing associations with political extremists from Pakistan despite us saying please, please keep away", and said he was surprised that the Conservatives had accepted him
Bashir has denied any wrongdoing in relation to the allegations, and says Ukip's claims are a "desperate attempt" to smear him.
Former Ukip MEP Amjad Bashi, who has defected to the Conservative Party, has dismissed his former party's claim that it suspended him.
He called it a "desperate attempt" to smear him to distract from the news of his decision to defect and insisted there was "not a shred of truth" to the claims.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who will be questioned about the defection on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show, said: "Ukip has suspended Amjad Bashir MEP pending further investigations into unanswered financial and employment questions."
A Ukip source said Mr Bashir, who was Ukip's communities spokesman, had been aware for some time that he was being investigated and suggested that the imminent suspension was the reason for his defection.
But Mr Bashir said Ukip's reaction when the party found out he intended to defect "sums up what is wrong with them".
"They made a crude attempt to smear me with false allegations of irregularities in the recruitment of Asian members in Bradford," he said, writing in The Mail on Sunday. "There is not a shred of truth in any of the claims but it has made me more convinced than ever that I made the right decision."
Mr Bashir also said he had "experienced racism in Ukip".
A dressing room visit from Jose Mourinho was the "icing on the cake" for Bradford goalkeeper Ben Williams after the Bantams' astounding 4-2 comeback win over Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday.
League One Bradford were 2-0 down in their fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge after goals from Gary Cahill and Ramires for the Premier League leaders.
However, a strike before half-time from Jon Stead followed by goals from Filipe Morais and Andy Halliday put the Bantams ahead before Mark Yeates confirmed their progress in injury time.
Mourinho admitted he was "ashamed" and "embarrassed" after the defeat, but the Portuguese was keen to congratulate the Bradford players after the match.
And for Williams, the humility shown by Mourinho added to what was already an incredible day.
"It was fantastic. The scenes, the look on everyone's faces was amazing, something which will live long in the memory,"
"The fans were amazing and after that Mourinho came into the dressing room and shook everyone's hand and congratulated us, that was a surreal moment as well.
"In he walked and the celebrations stopped. This figure waltzed into the dressing room. He was very classy, very humble, very respectful - it was the icing on the cake."
Bradford looked to be heading out of the competition after conceding two first-half goals, but Williams believes the combination of sticking to their game plan and perhaps some complacency from Chelsea contributed to their comeback.
"Once you go 2-0 down it was a case of seeing it out and sticking to the game plan and the goal before half-time gave us a real lift," he said.
"We had a way of playing and the boys executed that fantastically well.
"At 2-0 at home everything is in Chelsea's favour, maybe there was an element of taking their foot off the gas.
"It's the FA Cup - it's a fantastic leveller and you have always got a chance if you remain in the game. Take nothing away from Bradford, the goals we scored were fantastic."
An elderly woman has died after a house fire in a bungalow.
Firefighters were called to the house, which is between the villages of Barninham and Newsham, near Richmond, at about 10:30am.
They are now investigating what caused the fire and working to contact the relatives of the woman who died.
Inspector Ian Sirrell, from North Yorkshire Police, said: "The cause of the fire is being investigated by fire investigators, supported by specially-trained personnel.
"Unfortunately, the elderly resident of the property has died at the scene.
"We are working with colleagues in neighbouring forces to locate and inform family members."
Baroness Warsi has accused the Government of having a policy of "non-engagement" towards Muslims and claimed that it views Muslim organisations and individuals with suspicion.
The former Conservative Party Chair told The Observer that a "failure" to develop a friendship with the three-million strong community in Britain has led to a very real lack of trust.
She addressed the controversial letter sent to mosques across England earlier this month urging Muslim leaders to prevent young people becoming radicalised in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
"It's no surprise there is a trust deficit, a questioning of motive to a letter sent with the best of intentions," she said. "For too many, the hand of friendship felt like an admonitory finger that was once again pointing at Britain's Muslims."
The defection of Amjad Bashir's to the Conservatives has been welcomed by his new colleagues in Brussels.
Ashley Fox, leader of the Tory MEPs, said:
Syed Kamall, leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament, added: