A man's been sentenced to four years in prison for making hoax bomb calls which led to the centre of Knaresborough being sealed off by armed police last October.
York Crown Court was told that 23-year-old Shamsul Islam made the calls because he had a grudge against staff at a pizza parlour. The incident caused chaos when armed police were forced to lock down the town as they investigated the claim. Police today released the call made by Islam.
Protesters gather outside County Hall in Northallerton as county councillors prepare to vote on a controversial waste incinerator scheme near Knaresborough.
Councillors in North Yorkshire are set to give the go ahead for an incinerator. That's despite opposition from local residents in Knaresborough and losing government funding.
The facility at Allerton Park would dispose of non-recycled household waste either mechanically, biologically or in a specialist waste plant.
The proposal was agreed in principal in 2010 and was supported by Government funding under a Private Finance Initiative. However, this funding was withdrawn in February 2013.
It was crowned 'Best Dressed' town of the Tour de France and yesterday Knaresborough well and truly showed off what it has to offer.
Thousands lined the streets to watch the racers pass through, and they were ready with painted faces, painted bikes and even painted houses:
And then they were gone...
Knaresborough's Mayor, Tony Handley, says the town will be cheering every rider as today's Tour de France passes through.
Mr Handley told ITV Calendar that painting his house polka-dot was "the best forty quid I've ever spent" and says the tour is the 'beginning of great things' for Knaresborough.
When it isn't polka-dot, it's yellow, and one canny resident has painted some handy warnings for the cyclists: