The search for a group of bank card scammers who have targeted elderly people in North Yorkshire has extended to the West Midlands.
A gag about a chocolate bar has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh fringe.
Stone used to build York Minister is going under the hammer today.
An inspection of some of the region's railway lines will be carried out as part of a project to improve rail links. The Government says it's the next step towards electrification on certain routes.
Those to be inspected include;
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, said:
“These projects will benefit communities up and down the country and help keep Britain moving. By investing in our local and regional transport infrastructure we can help support new jobs and boost our overall competitiveness in the global economic race.”
The mother of a seven-year -old boy from York who died from cancer earlier this year has helped spread a little Christmas cheer to other youngsters undergoing cancer treatment.
The plight of Jamie Inglis became known nationwide as his parents sought in vain for a treatment for their son which would save his life.
Chris Kiddey reports.
Twenty people have been arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving as North Yorkshire police continue their Christmas crackdown. Patrols have been out on the roads across the county and city of York looking for potential offenders.
Eight of the 20 people arrested have been charged to appear at court in the New Year.
"The Christmas Safety Campaign has been running for one week now and as part of the initiative we have been targeting people who think they can get away with drinking and taking drugs before driving.
"Put simply, anyone who gets behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs is putting the lives at risk and we will not tolerate it. The simple alternative to drink driving is to plan your journey home in advance of a night out.
Book a taxi, arrange for someone to pick you up, take public transport or appoint a designated driver - all are far better options then a night in a cell, a driving ban, or causing serious injuries to yourself or someone else."
Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton, of North Yorkshire Police
York - seven (two charged)
Harrogate/Ripon - six (three charged)
Thirsk - two (one charged)
Scarborough - one (one charged)
Leyburn - one
Selby - one
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured while confronting an intruder in York.
The man, suffered two broken ribs when he tackled the intruder in his back garden in Horseman Lane, Copmanthorpe, at around 9am today.
Following the incident the intruder fled from the scene and officers believe he headed for the centre of Copmanthorpe.
He is described as white, late teens or early 20s, around 5ft 10in tall, with a stocky build and dark hair. He was wearing a dark grey hooded-top, jeans and white trainers.
York council leaders have rubber-stamped £10 million in funding for a new bridge allowing the city's key “teardrop” site to finally be developed.
The money from the council's Economic Infrastructure Fund will pay for an access route opening up the York Central site – ultimately earmarked for 1,083 new homes as well as offices, restaurants, shops and a hotel – from the city’s former carriageworks.
The council says the 26-hectare York Central scheme – which stalled in 2009 during the credit crunch – will create more than 8,000 full-time jobs and 6,700 construction roles, injecting about £600 million a year into York’s economy.
As cycling in the region clicks up a gear City of York Council has increased the amount of parking spaces for bikes in the city centre to over one thousand.
Throughout 2013 the council has added space for an extra 150 bikes within the city centre, which has been done by adding new cycle racks and extending some existing racks. This has grown the number of spaces by 18 per-cent compared to the beginning of the year.
Sudents from City of York Council’s arts academy are heading to the Royal Albert Hall this Sunday to take part in a Youth Concert of Handel’s Messiah.
The students, aged between 14 and 18 years, sing every week at York Arts Academy’s chamber choir and will be raising the London concert hall’s roof as part of The Really Big Youth Chorus, a choir of 1,200 young people from across the country.
New flood defences for York are now nearing completion - at a cost of more than £4 million.
The Environment Agency is hoping to prevent further scenes like this - and revealed the progress being made on the scheme.
It involves building a new flood wall, raising the level of Landing Lane, and increasing the size and height of the embankment. And the City of York Council has announced its contributing £1 million to the project.
Helen Tattersall from the Environment Agency says the old defences were in need of updating.
Detectives in York hunting a man wanted for recall to prison are appealing for the public’s help as they warn him to turn himself in.
Emlyn Thomas, 32, is wanted as he has breached his release licence by failing to live at a specified address.
He was released from prison in April 2013, having being sentenced in November 2011, to two years nine months for malicious wounding.
Thomas is described as being white, 5ft 10in tall, with a medium build and short dark brown hair.
A woman who kept 140 snakes in her home and had another 20 dead ones - and a dead cat in her freezer - has pleaded guilty to a string of animal cruelty and welfare charges.
RSPCA inspectors say their investigation in York into Pauline Wallace's bizarre collection uncovered one of the most shocking cases they've ever found.
But today she left court questioning the animal welfare charity's actions. You may find some of the details in Jon Hill's report upsetting.