Hundreds of jobs in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, have been secured after a manufacturing firm won a contract to build 600 new buses.
National Express has finalised the £100m contract with Alexander Dennis, which will cover the next five years.
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An investigation into the disappearance and suspected murder of York chef Claudia Lawrence has moved to a reactive phase, police say.
The fiance of children's author Helen Bailey led his son to believe she had been "taken" by two violent men, a court heard.
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