BBC news for North Yorkshire

Green Hammerton plan for 3,000 new homes approved

Campaigners say the decision will be devastating for surrounding villages.

North Yorkshire gets larger crews on some fire engines

The Fire Brigades Union said having just three firefighters was a "threat to public safety".

Illegal schools: Ofsted reveals up to 20 across the north

The education watchdog says inspectors found literature in some which is misogynistic and homophobic.

North Yorkshire PE teacher struck off over sexual comments

The 37-year-old is banned from teaching for making comments of a sexual nature to school girls.

Live BBC World News

Brexit: EU leaders agree to move talks to next stage

Theresa May welcomes "important step" and calls for "rapid progress" on transition discussions.

Australia child abuse inquiry finds 'serious failings'

A landmark inquiry calls for the Catholic Church to allow voluntary celibacy for its priests.

Russia a 'risk' to undersea cables, defence chief warns

Chief of the defence staff Sir Stuart Peach warns disruption to undersea cables could be "catastrophic".

Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev gets eight years for bribery

Alexei Ulyukayev - guilty of seeking a $2m bribe for an oil deal - will go to a tough prison.