Public consultation begins today into plans to frack for shale gas at a site in North Yorkshire.
The Environment Agency is considering the proposals put forward by Third Energy UK Gas for exploration in Kirby Misperton.
The month-long consultation also includes a public drop-in session on Tuesday 16 June from 12 noon to 8pm at Kirby Misperton Village Hall.
Our regulatory controls for onshore oil and gas are in place to protect people and the environment. We will now assess the proposals to ensure they meet our strict requirements.
We welcome comments from the public and interested groups on local environmental factors that people feel are important.
A woman and two children are in hospital after their car dropped 150ft down an embankment in North Yorkshire. The 57-year-old woman from Coventry is in a critical condition after the accident just before 5pm yesterday on the A169 at Saltergate Bank near Pickering.
This video shows the car being pulled out of the ditch.
Two people have been jailed after blackmailing a Pickering man which led to him taking his own life.
Graham Cooper, aged 59, was found dead at his home on 8 January 2014. Police found documents detailing how he had been threatened by people who had demanded money from him.
Aysha Mullah aged 18, and Javed Ali, aged 19, on were arrested in January and charged with blackmail.
Mullah, of Olive Street, Bolton, and Ali, of Foxley Grove, Bolton, were each sentenced to five years’ imprisonment when they appeared before York Crown Court on Wednesday 5 March 2014.
A gang of cowboy builders have been sentenced for scamming elderly and vulnerable residents in North Yorkshire out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
They approached their victims at their homes and pretended to be their friends in order to charge them for unnecessary repair work.
Trading Standards Officers have labelled their actions as one of the worst cases of repeat victimisation they have ever seen. Grace Melody-Gardner has the details:
Four men have been convicted of defrauding elderly victims, taking £250,000 from one, in one of the worst cases trading standards has seen.Read the full story ›
Deacon Blue have announced they will play at Dalby Forest near Pickering, as part of a series of summer concerts. The Scottish band, who found fame in the 80's, will perform in the North Yorkshire forest on Saturday June 28.
"This is a new adventure for the band. We are looking forward to brining the full Deacon Blue live experience to this unique location and we really hope you can join us. "
Ricky Ross, Deacon Blue
Police in Pickering are appealing for information after a public phone box was drilled open and cash stolen from inside.
The incident happened in the Market Place on 23 January 2014 between 9am and 1pm.
Work on a flood defence scheme in Pickering in North Yorkshire began on Tuesday - six years after the town was hit by severe flash flooding.
Under the scheme, a storage reservoir near Pickering Beck will hold flood water, complementing existing measures such as natural dams and the planting of trees.
The project aims to slow the flow of water running into the town, as Rachel Townsend reports.
Work on a flood defence scheme in Pickering will begin today, 6 years after the town was hit by severe flash flooding.
A storage reservoir near Pickering Beck will hold flood water, complementing existing measures such as natural dams and the planting of trees.
The project aims to slow the flow of water running into the town which lies at the foot of the North York Moors.