A new forensic search of the home of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence starts today as detectives launch a fresh review of the case.
A North Yorkshire police officer who disarmed a would-be robber during a trip to the supermarket has been nominated for an award.
Police are investigating after an historic bridleway on the North York Moors has been damaged by illegal off-roading spree by a 4x4 driver.
Police investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of the York chef Claudia Lawrence have begun a new forensic search of her house.
Experts will spend two weeks combing the property as part of a new review of the case. Calendar's Chris Kiddey reports.
Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Mason, of North Yorkshire Police, says the new forensic investigations at Claudia Lawrence's home will be helped as the house has not been occupied since her disappearance.
Police are back on duty outside Claudia Lawrence's home in York as a forensic team prepares to search the house once again.
Experts will spend two weeks looking for clues which may lead them to solve the mystery of what happened to her.
Claudia, who was aged 35, has not been seen since Wednesday March 18 2009 when she finished her shift for the day at the University of York.
Detectives overseeing the new forensic searches of Claudia Lawrence's home four-and-a-half years after she vanished, say there is no "smoking gun" or breakthrough in the case. But for her family, the new review offers hope that the mystery of what happened to her may be solved.
Her parents, Peter and Joan Lawrence have been calling for a new investigation and met with North Yorkshire's new Chief Constable Dave Jones in recent weeks. Two earlier reviews of the case were carried out by the National Policing Improving Agency (NPIA) in 2009 and 2010.
Earlier this year, North Yorkshire Police said:"Their (the NPIA) report concluded that the investigation had been conducted with integrity and objectivity...and that, where individuals had been subject to investigation, no opportunities had been overlooked."
North Yorkshire Police is targetting anti-social behaviour during the Halloween and Bonfire Night period.
From today police officers, special constables and police community support officers will be carrying out a large number of activities, including:
Delivering posters to shops to prevent young people buying eggs and flour and fireworksDelivering “No trick or treat” posters to vulnerable and elderly people to display in windowsHigh visibility patrols in areas where ASB has been an issue previously
Visiting schools to educate young people about ASB and the dangers of fireworksTargeting known ASB offenders so that they know we are watching themIdentifying insecure properties and offering crime prevention advice
Today in Selby, North Yorkshire's mobile police office will be at 3 Lakes Retail Park in Selby to offer advice and reassurance to the public.
They will also be carrying out high visibility patrols of local hot spots, meeting local youth groups to educate them about anti-social behaviour and the dangers of fireworks and distributing "Flour and eggs - not for sale" posters to retailers across the district
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a car hit a pedestrian in Stokesley and left the scene.
At around 12.15pm on Sunday 20 October, a light-coloured car travelling along Sowerby Crescent mounted the pavement and struck a 16-year-old male pedestrian.
The victim was walking with an 18-year-old male friend when he was hit. He sustained cuts and bruises, the 18-year-old was uninjured.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist the investigation to contact them.
– Traffic Constable Neil Cholmondeley, North Yorkshire Police
We have a situation where a car has hit a pedestrian and the driver has driven off without any concern for the welfare of the victim. Thankfully he was not seriously injured but the outcome could have been far more serious.
“The only description we have of the offending vehicle is that it was light coloured. Therefore I am appealing to anyone who was in theSowerby Crescent area on Sunday and either saw what happened or can assist with identifying the driver, gets in touch.”
A North Yorkshire police constable has been honoured with a national bravery award.
PC Sara Widdrington was recognised for taking down a gunman in Scarborough when she was off duty shopping with her son.
The award was presented by Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper and was followed by a reception at Downing Street.
North Yorkshire is the 'safest place to live in England', according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics.
The county had a six per cent drop in crime between July 2012 and the end of June 2013, and 42.43 recorded crimes per 1000 people.
Robbery is down by 11 percent, and criminal damage by nine per cent.
Reports of sexual offences have increased by 16 per cent, which police say is due to more people coming forward about crimes which would have previously gone un-reported.
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information about a collision near Gargrave in which a woman was seriously injured.
The crash happened on Saturday 12 October at around 5.10pm on the A65 between Gargrave and Skipton near the junction of Sour Lane.
A Hyundai Coupe travelling towards Gargrave was in collision with a Volkswagen Polo travelling in the opposite direction.
The driver of the Volkswagen, a 34-year-old local woman, was taken to Airedale hospital with serious injuries and later transferred to Leeds General Infirmary where she remains.
The passenger in the Volkswagen, a local woman in her forties, was taken to Airedale hospital with rib injuries.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 78-year-old man from the Lincolnshire area, was taken to Airedale Hospital with minor injuries.