A North Yorkshire businessman has been jailed for five years and four months after conning three associates out of over one million pounds.
Investigation are continuing in Whitby into a serious sexual assault on a schoolgirl in the town.
North Yorkshire Police appeal for witness to a serious sexual assault on a girl in Whitby.
Detectives investigating the murder of a 32 year old man in Whitby have been granted more time to question two people in connection with the incident.
Officers arrested a 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man on Friday February 22nd after the victim was found dead at a property in Spring Hill Court. They have since been in police custody. Detective Chief Inspector Keith Ruff, of North Yorkshire Police, said:
– Detective Chief Inspector Keith Ruff, North Yorkshire Police
“I would like to reassure the people of Whitby that this incident is being thoroughly investigated.
“We have two people in custody and we are not looking for anyone else as part of our enquiries.”
Enquiries into a death of a 32-year-old man in Whitby are 'ongoing', North Yorkshire Police has said.
Officers were called to a 'domestic disturbance' at a property on Spring Hill Court at 11.25pm on Friday. The man was pronounced dead by ambulance staff a short time later.
A 22-year-old woman and the 24-year-old man who were arrested in connection with the death remain in police custody for questioning.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
Police are continuing to question two people arrested in connection with the murder of a man who died after suffering serious chest injuries. A police spokeswoman said officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a property on Spring Hill Court at 11.25pm yesterday.
The man was pronounced dead by ambulance staff a short time later. The property and the road have been cordoned off while police carry out investigations of the scene.
North Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation after a man in Whitby was killed late on Friday night. They were called to a property in Spring Hill Court following reports that a 32-year-old man had suffered serious chest injuries.
A 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the incident and are being questioned.
Police are asking anyone with information to get in touch.
Residents whose clifftop homes were demolished after a landslip in Whitby could face huge bills because of uncertainty over their insurance cover.
Five cottages were bulldozed last December on the orders of Scarborough Council.
Now the authority is thought to have billed the owners at least forty thousand pounds each for the work.
But insurers say policies don't usually cover demolition costs.
A major planning battle is expected after a mining company announced today it had submitted a long-awaited application to sink a potash mine in the North York Moors national park, creating a 1,000 permanent jobs.
Sirius Minerals wants to build the mine two-and-a-half miles south of Whitby. It says the mine would exploit what is believed to be the world's biggest and best quality supply of potash, which is used to make fertiliser.
But critics say the technology is untested and the mine will be an eyesore in the heart of one of the region's most protected landscapes. The company says it expects a decision to be made by the national park planning authority in May.
– Chris Fraser, Managing Director, Sirius Minerals.
"This is a major milestone for the company and one that we believe brings us closer to the first day of construction and production at the York Potash Project."
A derelict house in Whitby has been sealed off after workmen renovating the building, found a body. North Yorkshire Police say the body appears to have been in the property "for some time." They are treating the death as unexplained.
Police were called to the house in Broomfield Terrace, behind Bagdale, near the town centre, shortly after 2pm on Saturday. Police have released few other details and have not said whether the body is that of a man or a woman.
A number of rumours circulated on social media about the discovery of the body and police have now urged people not to speculate about what has happened.
– Spokesman, North Yorkshire Police.
"Enquiries remain ongoing to establish the identity and cause of death to establish if there are any suspicious circumstances. While police enquiries are ongoing, we urge people to refrain from speculating about the incident. We are not likely to be in a position to have further updates for several days."
National pub operator JD Wetherspoon is to open 30 new pubs and create 1,200 jobs in the next year.
The expansion plans will see pubs open in cities across the UK, adding to the firm's current total of nearly nine hundred pubs and bars.
The company is to invest more than 35 million pounds in areas including Selby and Whitby.
– Tim Martin, Wetherspoon chairman
"We are looking forward to opening the new pubs, many of which will be in areas where Wetherspoon is not yet represented.
We are also pleased to be creating so many new jobs, especially during a recession.
There is no question that we would open more pubs and create more jobs in 2013 if the increasing tax burden on pubs was reduced."
Disruption on Northern Rail between Middlesbrough and Whitby due to landslip at Lealholm.
Buses will replace trains between Lealholm and Whitby.
Trains may be delayed between Lealholm and Middlesbrough while waiting for bus connections to arrive.
The line is expected to be closed all day on Saturday, December 8.
Just nine days after bad weather caused a landslip, which forced the evacuation and demolition of five houses in Whitby, another landslip is causing more problems
Earth from a collapsed cliff face near the Kipper smokehouse is inching towards buildings and businesses below but the local council say there is no immediate danger to the public.
The council says its engineers have been discussing what work could be carried out to help slow or stop the landslide.