A campaign in York is calling for the former Bootham Park Hospital in the city to be opened as a mental health hub.Copyright: BBC
The Grade-I listed hospital, built in 1777, was put on the market a year ago, to be sold for use as luxury flats or a hotel, but now the sale's on hold while York's leaders try to retain it for psychiatric therapy.
Bootham Park Hospital was shut in 2015 after the Care Quality Commission said it was no longer fit for purpose.
Rachael Maskell, the Labour MP for York Central says: "It's absolutely vital that Bootham Park is used as an opportunity.
"Putting transitional care onto the site would mean we would be able to discharge people from acute wards, to help them on their way home."
Two men have been seriously hurt in an assault in Whitby on New Year’s Eve, police say.Copyright: Google
Both were taken to hospital following a disturbance in Baxtergate.
Officers say the incident was reported as a homophobic hate crime.
Det Sgt Andy Hall said: “This was a serious incident that left two men in hospital.
"The two men received serious but not life-threatening injuries, including lacerations and head injuries."
A man in his 20s from the Rotherham area has been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail while the investigation continues.
Anyone with information about the incident, or dashcam footage, is being asked to contact the police.
A man found with suspected stab wounds in York on New Year's Day has been released from Leeds General Infirmary.Copyright: BBC
Police in the city say the 27-year-old was found with serious injuries to his back, believed to have been caused by a "bladed weapon", in Swan Street off Nunnery Lane (pictured).
A 31-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man were arrested at the scene.
A further suspect, a 30-year-old man, was arrested later the same day in an armed police raid.
All have since been released on conditional bail.
A stage version of The Great Gatsby performed for the first time at a disused pub in York is on the verge of going global, with theatre companies around the world in talks with the show's creators.Copyright: BBC
The immersive theatre adaption of F Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel opened to an audience of just seven in 2015, but has now been seen by more than 70,000 people around the country.Copyright: BBC
The show, which gives the audience the opportunity to interact with the characters, is back in York this week and could soon be performed in countries such as China, New Zealand and Russia.Copyright: BBC
Alexander Wright, who directed and adapted the play, said: "We invite our audience to come dressed up so they're already in that world even before they set foot in the building."
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after an elderly man had money snatched as he withdrew it from a cash machine in York.Copyright: North Yorkshire Police
The victim was withdrawing cash on Fishergate when a man took his money from the machine before he could get it.
The theft took place on 3 October.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in the face by a driver while crossing the road in York.Copyright: Google
It happened near the city's Micklegate Bar last Friday.
The woman was with her young daughter and male partner when an argument with the motorist broke out.
Officers say the man, who was driving a black Nissan Quashqai, leaned out of his window and hit the victim in the face before quickly driving off.
Police are urging anyone who witnessed the attack to get in touch.
Yorkshire cricket legend Ryan Sidebottom is getting his skates on as he prepares to make his reality TV debut.
Sidebottom, who took more than 1,000 career wickets for Yorkshire and England, has swapped cricket whites for sequins and skates, as he takes part in ITV's Dancing on Ice, which starts on Sunday.
He says the ice rink feels "a long way" from the famous Headingley turf.
Here's a short film of him taking a tumble practicing in York in the run-up to Christmas.
Perhaps for his TV skating endeavours, he should be temporarily renamed "slide-bottom"?:
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A6068 Lancashire both ways severe accident, from School Lane to the Dog and Gun Pub.
A6068 Lancashire - A6068 Colne Road closed and slow traffic in both directions from the School Lane junction to the the Dog and Gun Pub junction, because of a serious accident. Diversion in operation - via School Lane.
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Thousands of some of the most vulnerable people in Yorkshire could be at risk because of delays in carrying out mental health assessments designed to keep them safe, the BBC has found.Copyright: BBC
People with conditions like dementia who live in a care home or hospital can be prevented from leaving for their own safety, if they're thought to be a danger to themselves or others, as part of what's known as a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessment.
But research by the BBC has found that across the Yorkshire region about 12,000 assessments were not completed in the last financial year - and many are still waiting to be assessed more than a year after applying.
The government says it acknowledges it is "a broken system" and says it's working to fix it.
A cloudy and dry morning with a chance of bright spells developing in the afternoon.
Tonight will be dry with clear spells, but some mist patches may form in the early hours.Copyright: BBC
Allegations of misconduct by a senior councillor in York have been thrown out by a standards committee following an investigation lasting two years.Copyright: BBC
Liberal Democrat Keith Aspden was accused of taking paper copies of job applications into a pub and showing them to three other people, having a "close relationship" with one of the candidates and bringing the council into disrepute.
A committee found him innocent of the charges, but raised concerns the applications had probably been discussed.
Mr Aspen, who will not face any sanctions, says: "This has been an horrific two-year experience that's cost the council taxpayers of York tens of thousands of pounds and has been hugely distressing."
BBC News Travel
If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, services generally seem to be running pretty much to time at the moment.
However, the 08:02 York to Kings Cross service has been cancelled, according to National Rail Enquiries.
For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:
The preferred candidate to be North Yorkshire's new chief fire officer has been announced.Copyright: North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner
Andrew Brodie has spent the last five years working at the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
His appointment will have to be confirmed by the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel in the next few weeks.
A magazine editor, who is taking part in 100 triathlons over 100 days, will be in North Yorkshire to mark the anniversary of the death of a police officer.Copyright: North Yorkshire Police
Paul Lander, who is the editor of weekly journal Police Professional, is taking on the challenge to raise money for charity.
He's so far completed 64 triathlons.
He will be in North Yorkshire on Saturday, coinciding with the sixth anniversary of PC Andrew Bramma's death.
PC Bramma, 32, was killed when the van he was driving crashed into a tree near West Tanfield.
A North Yorkshire couple's plan to raffle their £500,000 home near Whitby has had to be called off because it's in breach of gambling rules.Copyright: Robert and Avril Smith
Robert and Avril Smith say they've had to close the competition with "sincere regret and upset".
The Smiths announced last year they were hoping to sell 60,000 tickets for £10 each, giving people a chance to win their four-bedroom home in Grosmont on the North York Moors, which includes an outdoor heated swimming pool.Copyright: Robert and Avril Smith
The winner was due to be drawn today, but the Smiths say they've closed the competition after being told by the Gambling Commission it wasn't legal.
The couple have apologised and are offering a full refund to people who've bought tickets.
A peacock which had taken up residence in the grounds of a West Yorkshire hospital has been found a new home.Copyright: stefan zajac
Percy the blue peacock appeared at Bradford Royal Infirmary just before Christmas, but has now been moved to a local farm.
Hospital gardener, Stefan Zajac, says the bird, which is not native to the UK, "has done well to survive."Copyright: www.yorkstories.co.uk
Percy's not the first peacock to make its home in Yorkshire.
The Museum Gardens in York was home to the birds for more than 70 years.
It wasn't unusual, not that long ago, to see the birds wandering out of the gardens and crossing the road onto nearby streets.