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.
Fears are growing among farming communities in North Yorkshire that a rise in sheep rustling could force some farmers out of business. Farmers say they are being plagued by an increasing number of thefts.
Chris Kiddey met with a farmer, who can trace his farming roots back 500 years, who says he has never known the problem to be worse:
Simon Bainbridge, from the National Farmer's Union, says in the wake of recent sheep thefts in North Yorkshire, that farmers in isolated rural areas are often seen as easy targets for thieves:
Farmers in North Yorkshire are calling for tougher action to combat sheep rustling .George Wallbank, who farms near Settle, lost 120 animals last year.He says his livelihood is gradually being eroded:
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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.