14:06 #pickering. Crews have been called to a lineside fire near Levisham. NYFRS currently have 8 fire engines en route along with 1/2
2/2 all terrain vehicles. Crew are currently positioning themselves around the fire. Fire is approx. 1000 square meters.
A man has been restrained in his home near Pickering, while a group of people wearing balaclavas raided his property for money.
It happened in Cropton between 20:00 and 22:00 on Wednesday, April 6. The offenders broke in and restrained the man while stealing the money.
They then made off in a stolen grey VW Golf with cloned number plates, which police found a few miles away after it had come off the road and crashed.
Anyone who saw the VW Golf, with registration DV14FWX on that night is asked to contact police.
Tickets go on sale this morning (at 9am) for a very different kind of Kaiser Chiefs' gig.
The band are performing in Dalby Forest near Pickering in June. It's part of Forest Live, a series of events organised to promote wildlife conservation.
Now in their sixteenth season, Forest Live gigs take place at seven forest locations. The gigs aim to have an eclectic range of international artists, all in an unusual location.
Instead of managing the flow of water when it gets to the town, the aim is to control the path it takes.Read the full story ›
There is a chance to see the Tour de Yorkshire Trophy today (April 15).
It is on display at Dalby Forest Visitor Centre this morning and Pickering Railway Station this afternoon.
It then goes on a mini tour around the county.
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 at around 4:50pm yesterday on the A169 at Saltergate Bank near Pickering.
She was driving a silver Renault Modus car and travelling towards Whitby.
Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
David and Janet Warin's son Daniel died driving his girlfriend home from the cinema in Pickering in 1995, a few weeks after he passed his test. Since then, they have given talks to school students urging them to take care when they are new behind the wheel.
Gregg Easteal reports.
Plans to improve flood defences in a North Yorkshire town are expected to be approved today despite objections from a heritage railway system.
Environment Agency proposals to build a series of dams in Pickering will be debated by North Yorkshire County Council this afternoon.
Planning officials say the scheme should be approved after millions of pounds worth of damage was caused by four major floods in the town between 1999 and 2007.
However, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has objected to the plans for new embankments around Pickering Beck, saying construction work will disrupt its main tourist season.
A North Yorkshire plant has announced that it could create up to two hundred new jobs as it expands in the next four years.
The Rosti McKenzie Plant in Pickering has announced a major expansion which it hopes will also benefit the surrounding community.
“This is fantastic news for the company. The investment planned can only be positive for the loyal workforce we have whilst creating further opportunities in the area.
“The local community has been very supportive of our business over the years and that support will again be vital as we embark on this latest development.”
The staff at Rosti McKechnie have shown the ability of Ryedale companies to compete on the world stage and come out on top.
"This is another excellent result for the Ryedale economy, on top of the recent announcement of 800 new jobs at the Food and Research Agency site at Sand Hutton.
"The economy team at the District Council will continue to work with Rosti McKechnie and other companies to help overcome obstacles to investment in Ryedale.”
A public exhibition will be held at Pickering Memorial Hall on Saturday 16 March from 2.30 until 6.00pm to give people the chance to comment on the expansion, and to find out how to apply for the new jobs at Rosti McKechnie.
The A170 Thornton Road is closed in both directions - slow traffic due to fallen tree between the A169 Malton Road and Malton Gate.