The Guinness Book of World Records is currently celebrating sixty years of record-keeping. Lauren Hall looks in to the enduring popularity of the book.
A leading botanist from Malton in North Yorkshire who was struck down by a deadly virus while working in China has come out of a coma.
31-year-old Dr Sophie Williams, remains on life support but is showing signs of recognising her family and friends. She contracted Japanese encephalitis while carrying out research last month and has been flown to Liverpool for treatment. Her family say they'll be meeting doctors later this week to get an update on Sophie's condition.
A University of Leeds researcher has created a roll call of the 855 Brits who laboured on the Indonesian island line during WW2.Read the full story ›
Tomorrow will mark 70 years since the Second World War came to an end and Japan surrendered to the allies. Tens of thousands of British troops were serving abroad and could finally come home while countless others were released from prisoner of war camps. David Wood has been to meet a woman who moved to Yorkshire after the war, when she'd worked as an interceptor.
Police are appealing for information after a man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle collision in Mirfield.
At about 8pm on Monday, 10 August, a 25-year-old man from Mirfield was riding a black Honda MTX bike along Calder Road towards the junction with Chadwick Fold Lane/Calder View when he left the road and collided with a wall.
He was taken to hospital with serious head and chest injuries.
He remains there today in a critical, but stable condition.
Anyone who saw the collision or the circumstances leading up to it, is asked to contact PC 576 Taylor at the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support team on 101, quoting *1427 of 10/8.
An animal charity in Yorkshire has launched a major programme to help save lions in the wild.Read the full story ›
Three men from East Yorkshire being held in India for alleged weapons offences are due to appear in court today.
Ray Tindall from Hull, Nicholas Simpson from Cottingham and Paul Towers from Pocklington, were arrested along with three other former British soldiers on suspicion of smuggling weapons as they worked onboard a ship providing protection from pirates in October 2013.
The charges were eventually dropped last year .
However they were informed on July 1st that a police appeal against them had been successful and that they would face a full trial in southern India.
The six British men were originally taken into custody after what they thought was a routine paperwork check aboard their security vessel Seaman Guard Ohio. Police seized 35 automatic weapons and nearly 5,700 rounds of ammunition from the ship.
The men had been working for AdvanFort, a private security company providing protection to ships in the area.
A British conservationist is in a coma with a rare viral infection from a mosquito biteRead the full story ›
The last surviving Dambusters pilot has died at the age of 96.Read the full story ›
Malaysia's Transport Minister has said flaperon debris found on Reunion Island has been identified as part of a Boeing 777, which is the same plane as missing flight MH370.