BBC news for North Yorkshire

Scarborough Futurist theatre demolition plan approved

Planners approve the demolition plans for an almost 100-year-old theatre.

Council to sue over Scarborough wheel-spin damage

The driver shredded part of the road's surface and will cost £50,000 to repair, the council says.

Opera's Nicholas Sales sings Verdi in a Barnsley accent as a new Yorkshire opera opens

As a new opera, specifically written for the Yorkshire accent, opens, we set singer Nicholas Sales the challenge of giving Verdi a Barnsley makeover.

Quad bike topples down Trow Gill after crash

Cave rescuers captured footage of the out-of-control bike after a crash.

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Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers

Some 60 people are killed as worshippers are targeted in two separate attacks on mosques.

Catalonia crisis: Spain plans for elections as independence row grows

The region's parliament would be dissolved as part of measures to impose direct control.

Malawi cracks down on 'vampire' lynch mobs

Some 140 arrests are made over deadly attacks on people accused of sucking their victims' blood.

Nuclear North Korea is non-negotiable, diplomat says

The US should be "prepared to co-exist with" a nuclear North Korea, a diplomat from Pyongyang says.