Four men have been convicted of defrauding elderly victims, taking £250,000 from one, in one of the worst cases trading standards has seen.
A sinkhole which has opened up in Ripon in North Yorkshire is the latest in a spate to appear across the UK in recent weeks.
A building has partially collapse in Ripon close to where a sinkhole has opened up.
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People are being invited to find out more about lambing as Askham Bryan College opens its doors to the public for a special event.
They are offering people the chance to meet the latest arrivals on the College farm in what is sure to be a great day out for all the family. The College's annual Lambing Sunday marks the arrival of spring and is already a popular fixture in the local farming calendar.
– John Wray, Askham Bryan College
Lambing Sunday offers a fantastic family day out, it's a great chance for kids to see a real farm at work. The College's flock of ewes will hopefully be lambing on the day and there will be plenty of opportunities to see new-born lambs up close.
Farmers bring sheep inside or close to the farm when lambing starts so they can keep watch over them and ewes can have up to as many as four lambs at a time, but it's more common for them to have just one or two.
The restriction on travelling over Lendal Bridge in Yorkshire is being lifted for one day only.
City of York Council will lift the Lendal Bridge restrictions all day today, allowing vehicles to cross the bridge to avoid disruption caused by the Trade Union Congress march.
As a result of the restrictions being lifted, the traffic enforcement notice signs directly on Lendal Bridge will be covered-up all day to notify drivers that the ANPR cameras will not be enforcing the restrictions.
Martin Uzzell was taking part in a charity ride the length of Britain when he was killed near Settle in North Yorkshire. A coroner ruled that the condition of the road was to blame.
Today Martin's widow Kate told how the defect had been reported and then inspected twice, but nobody had taken action to fill it in. Chris Kiddey has the full report:
North Yorkshire County Council said:
Our sympathies remain with the family of Martyn Uzzell following this tragic fatal accident.
The county council will consider the comments made by the coroner very carefully and we will make a full and comprehensive response in due course.
The wife of a cyclist killed after hitting a pothole during a charity bike ride through North Yorkshire has criticised council bosses for failing to repair the damaged road.
Martyn Uzzell was travelling along the A65 Settle Bypass at Giggleswick when he rode into a 10cm-deep hole around a roadside drain that had not been filled in and was thrown into the path of an oncoming vehicle in June 2011.
The 51-year-old from Somerset was killed instantly.
His widow, Kate Uzzel, has criticised the council for not taking action despite being told about the defect.
The inquest into the death of York student Megan Roberts will be opened and adjourned on the afternoon of March 4.
The opening will take place at the Folk Hall, in New Earswick, York.
The house that was torn apart when a sinkhole opened up in the ground below it is now a pile of rubble.
Professor David Fleming, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, said: “It is with great sadness that the University has learned of the death of Megan Roberts, a second year Fine Arts student.
“Since Megan was reported missing the University has been working closely with police and providing support for Megan’s fellow students and members of staff.
“Megan was a bright enthusiastic student, with a love of painting. She showed dedication to her studies and was popular with her fellow students as well as by all staff who met her and had the pleasure of working with her.
"She shared an area of the Art studios with a group of close friends who shared many of her interests in art and life, often mixing the two while working together on their creative projects in the evening.
"She will be sorely missed by all within the Fine Arts team and across the wider University community.
“Our thoughts are with Megan’s family and many friends at this very difficult time.”
North Yorkshire Police have confirmed that a body recovered from the River Ouse five miles outside York is that of missing student Megan Roberts.
The 20 year old disappeared during a night out drinking with friends in the city in January. Today Megan's family described her as 'intelligent talented and beautiful'. Michael Billington reports