Tourist bosses in York have created what they say is the UK's first scented guidebook. Visitors will be able to smell 12 images of the city.
The ancestral home of a Yorkshire aviation pioneer will be restored to its former glory.
A drop-in session takes place today for people who want to know more about the trolleybus scheme coming to Leeds.
York is to be one of the first cities in the UK to receive ultra-fast broadband.
SKY and TalkTalk are to join forces with CityFibre to create a new company that will provide the service.
The new joint venture company plans to build a state of the art, city-wide, pure fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) network to deliver broadband speeds of 1 Gigabit (1000 Mbps) direct to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in York, offering customers better quality and value.
Customers should be connected to the new service by next year.
The Smell York book has 12 images of iconic attractions from the city and surrounding area, and each one has been infused with a smell to help bring it to life.
Chris Kiddey spoke to tourists from around the world today, on what they thought of the popular new guide book:
The smells being used to entice visitors include a day at York races, gunpowder and even the sulphur odour of a ghost.
The people behind the book claim you simply need to smell an image.
There are 12 in all, and they hope it will attract more tourists to York.
A new guide book has been launched to give visitors the chance to "smell" the city of York. It features twelve photographs of the city - each infused with a suitable smell.
The scents include a cocoa fragrance to celebrate York's connection with chocolate manufacturing and the aroma of wild heather for the North York Moors.
Two robots that can alter their facial expressions and make some basic gestures are being tested out by researchers at the University of Lincoln.
They are trying to work out if people feel more comfortable interacting with a robot if it looks as though it has a basic grasp of human emotions.
In the future the team hopes the study could lead to a new generation of robots that are capable of building relationships with people as James Webster reports.
One of the scientists studying the reactions of people to robots that display facial expressions says this should allow the development of robots capable of relationships with humans. Dr John Murray hopes the research shows them more about how people react to different types of android:
Scientists at the University of Lincoln who are testing two new robots hope the project leads to a new generation of androids that humans feel more comfortable interacting with. They are looking at how new robots can be designed to show emotion to allow people to trust and understand them better.
The project team say such new robots could act as companions, perhaps working with the elderly, or with children with conditions such as autism, Asperger syndrome or attachment disorder. Existing robots lack identifiable human characteristics that prevent humans developing a bond with them.
– PhD student Mriganka Biswas
Based on human interactions and relationships, we will introduce 'characteristics' and 'personalities' to the robot. If we can explain how human-to-human long-term relationships begin and develop, then it would be easier to plan the human-robot relationship. A companion robot needs to be friendly and have the ability to recognise users' emotions and needs and to act accordingly ... the robot needs to form a 'long-term' relationship with its users, which is possible by continuous interactions and the robot having its own personality and characteristics.
Scientists will compare the effects of giving robots facial expressions and gestures with how people react to a robot which has no 'emotional' expression.
Two very different robots, capable of expressing emotions, are being tested at the University of Lincoln to see what responses they provoke from people. One can display five different facial expressions including happy, sad or surprised. The other can move its head and arms to create gestures.
Coders from Google are visiting schools in Sheffield today to inspire the next generation of British computer whizzes. It's as MPs back plans to teach the basics of computer coding in primary schools.