The former site of Northallerton Prison is to be given a new life after the council announced it had bought the grounds for refurbishment.
600 people lost their jobs when it closed two years ago.
A teenager from North Yorkshire, who's excelled at the country's only military sixth form college, has received a special award from the Duke of Edinburgh. 18-year-old Alex Ward from Filey won the Sword of Honour for showing outstanding potential during her two years at Welbeck College. She now plans to study aeronautical engineering at university before going on to become an officer in the Royal Navy.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious incident in Knaresborough in which two girls were approached by a motorist. The 12-year-olds, who were pushing a younger child in a pushchair, were approached as they walked on The Spinney, Knaresborough, by a woman driving a small blue car.
The woman gestured to the girls, then stopped the car, got out and told them to get into the car. The girls ran off and sought help nearby.
The woman is described as white, in her mid 60s, around 5ft 3ins tall, of slightly chubby build with grey, shoulder-length hair that was brushed back. The blue car is described as being similar in size to a Vauxhall Corsa and having three doors.
Police are conducting enquiries in the area to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
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The final bodies of the holidaymakers killed in the Tunisian terror attack have been flown back to Britain.
The C-17 aircraft landed at RAF Brize Norton within the last couple of hours. It brought home five victims, among them 72 year old Bruce Wilkinson from Goole, a retired worker at Drax Power station, and 54 year old Claire Windass from Hull who had been on holiday with her husband Jim. He survived the attack. Meanwhile Tunisia has declared a state of emergency - giving the army and police more powers to act against any potential threats.
Tunisia has declared a state of emergency, over a week after 38 foreign tourists - 30 of them British - died in the beach terror attack in Sousse.
A state of emergency temporarily gives the government more flexibility and the army and police more authority, and restricts the right of public assembly.
The Foreign Office confirmed the final five bodies being returned today are Lisa Burbidge, Stuart Cullen, Christopher Dyer, Bruce Wilkinson and Claire Windass.
They will arrive on an RAF C-17 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton at about 3pm.
Hundreds of homeowners woke up to powercuts this morning after storms hit the region overnight.
More than 400 homes in Wetherby in north Leeds are still without electricity as engineers work to restore the power.
The final five bodies of the Britons killed in the Tunisian beach terror attack are to be repatriated when are to be flown back to the UK later.
And a coroner will continue to open inquests into the deaths of those murdered in the terror attack.
Some 30 British people were among the 38 killed by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui on the beach at Sousse. Yesterday the Queen and the Prime Minister joined millions of people across the country in a minute's silence in a solemn tribute to those killed. An RAF plane carrying the bodies of the final five murdered Britons is expected to arrive at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire this afternoon..