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Man restrained in home in Pickering while burgled for cash

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 for Kaiser Chiefs forest gig

Ricky Wilson, the band's lead singer. Credit: PA

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.


Driver critical after car drops 150ft down bank

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.

"Be careful on the roads so you do not die like our son"

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.

Pickering flood defence decision expected

Pickering experienced severe floods in June 2007 Credit: ITV

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.

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