Former Dalesman editor Bill Mitchell died last night.
He interviewed more than 600 people over 40 years for the Dales magazine, and was honoured with an MBE for his work.
A Slovakian man who raped and violently attacked a woman in Leeds will be sentenced for his crimes on October 19th.
Zdenko Turtak had pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and rape, but denied attempted murder.
His pleas were accepted by the prosecution at Leeds Crown Court today.
The 21-year-old was extradited from Slovakia to Britain by West Yorkshire Police. He fled the country after raping and violently assaulting an 18-year-old woman at a bus stop in Beeston in March.
It later emerged that he had been caught on CCTV stalking three other other women in the city on the night of the attack.
Before tracking Turtak down police had been taking DNA swabs from men in the Beeston area in their search the rapist.
The judge will be obliged to give him credit for his early guilty pleas but his sentence will also take into consideration a video of Turtak stalking lone women at night before deciding how long he'll spend behind bars.
Castleford Tigers have confirmed that Nathan Massey has agreed a new four-year extension with the club.
The new deal will keep the forward at the Tigers until the end of the 2019 season.
Massey joined the Tigers’ at the young age of 15 and has risen through the Tigers youth ranks before making his first team debut in 2007. He cemented his place in the Tigers first team after appearing in every game of the 2013 season. Injuries in 2014 derailed his development but he bounced back with a solid 2015 where he appeared in 22 games scoring two tries. The 26 year old loose forward has played over 100 times for the Tigers in Super League and is delighted to be staying with his only professional club for the foreseeable future:
Almost 1,400 workers on Virgin East Coast are to be balloted for industrial action over the sacking of a colleague.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will vote in the coming weeks on whether to take action.
The union claimed the disciplinary process over the dismissal of a worker based at Edinburgh was "flawed".
On the M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J29, there are currently delays of 30 mins caused by congestion due to a multi-vehicle accident closing three lanes between junctions J29 and J28.
Normal traffic conditions expected from 11:00 am.
Great British Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain has said she walked out of the tent "a much stronger, confident person" after being crowned winner of series six, beating Ian Cumming and Tamal Ray in an emotional final which had judge Mary Berry in tears.
The 30-year-old from Leeds, who became loved for her facial expressions, joked that she had "no idea my face could do that" and hopes her baking will be the lasting impression on viewers - and not her eyebrows.
She said she had her husband to thank for pushing her to apply for the show, when she believed she had no chance of making it on to television.
The mother-of-three described how she "comes from a culture where there is no such concept of dessert after dinner" and she caught the bug for baking during home economics.
Born to a Bangladeshi family, Nadiya said she was worried that audiences would "look at me, a Muslim in a headscarf, and wonder if I could bake". She has been praised as a role model for young British Muslims.
The Northern Lights were visible over Yorkshire last night. Aurora Borealis lit up the skies across the region. Here are some of your photos.
After years of delays, work is due to start early next year on the Castle Street footbridge in Hull. The £11.5 million project will link the city centre to the waterfront, currently cut off by the busy A63. It is due to be finished by Easter 2017.
Archaeological work will begin on the site later this year to prepare for the construction work. The bridge has been designed to allow further development around the waterfront as Hull City Council continues to regenerate the area around the marina. It is being delivered as an early phase of a major project by Highways England to upgrade the A63.