2 people killed after light aircraft crashes near E. Yorkshire airfield

Two people were reportedly killed when a light aircraft crashed near an airfield in East Yorkshire. Both the pilot and passenger suffered fatal injuries in the crash reported at about 18:30 GMT on Wednesday, the BBC said, citing Humberside Police. A search was launched in the area to find the plane when it came down […]

Swan into a life of historic luxury at The Black Swan in North Yorkshire

The cosy lounge areas are decorated in pale shades, the walls covered in framed country landscapes. (Image: GETTY) PLACE Nestling in the green and incredibly pleasant Ryedale district of northern Yorkshire, and about an hour’s drive north of York, is the bustling town of Helmsley where at its heart is The Black Swan taking centre […]

8 injured after man causes havoc at Yorkshire children’s center

At least eight people, including children and adults, were injured in a “major incident” at a Bradford playground for kids aged 0-12. Reports say a man broke into the facility and wreaked havoc there. The Alphabet Zoo in Bradford shut down following the incident and a police cordon was placed there, the management said on […]

This week’s Tour de Yorkshire will go through some of the area’s housing hotspots

But while spectators are waiting for the cyclists to whizz past them between Thursday and Saturday, they might be tempted to do a spot of house-hunting. Price-wise, and for natural beauty, Yorkshire is a fantastic place to relocate. “We are surrounded by beautiful countryside,” says Karen Armitage, director of Pocklington and Market Weighton’s Hunters estate […]

Nature rocks in Yorkshire: A family holiday discovering survival skills at Thornwick Bay

In glorious sunshine building a bivouac would have been enough of a challenge yet in the adverse climate we managed to create vital cover to escape the deluge. With survival at stake it was now a race against time to purify filthy, brown ditchwater into something safe enough to drink. Thankfully it was left to […]

Yorkshire Ripper needs white stick to get around jail after botched op leaves him blind

The Yorkshire Ripper is now completely blind after an operation to restore his eyesight went drastically wrong. The murderer, real name Peter Sutcliffe, now requires assistance getting around jail. The 71-year-old, who is serving 20 life sentences for murdering 13 women and attempting to kill another seven, has been left in need of a white […]

Yorkshire break: Quaint cobbled streets and wonderful views of the rolling hills

ALAMY A view across the Calder Valley to Heptonstall Heptonstall is in the borough of Calderdale, a location for the BBC crime drama Happy Valley. It is a classic “Hovis village” – steep, narrow, cobbled streets, crowded with labourers’ cottages made of large blocks of Yorkshire stone, a post office, two pubs and little else. […]

‘Yorkshire Ripper’ serial killer admits doing ‘bad things’ but says he never attacked men

Published time: 23 Aug, 2017 14:24 Peter Sutcliffe, the British mass murderer dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper, has written a letter from behind bars admitting “I did some bad things,” but rejects claims he is behind the attacks on two men. Read more Writing to the presenter of ITV’s ‘Calendar’ news show, Christine Talbot, Sutcliffe said: […]

Yorkshire, Wales and Kent: Our pick of holiday destinations in the UK

GETTY Pretty Whitby Whitby, Yorkshire  Majestically perched on the East Cliff in Whitby is the Church of St Mary, linked to Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula. With its sprawling graveyard teetering at the cliff’s edge and the ruins of Whitby Abbey looming ominously in the distance, its eerie beauty provides a stunning atmospheric backdrop for any […]

Art of retirement: Properties capture Hockney's vision of the Yorkshire Wolds

GETTY/PR Yorkshire’s East Riding has grown in profile from the Tour de Yorkshire and David Hockney Some of those paintings are now on show at Tate Britain’s retrospective of his work and not only are they pulling in record crowds, they have raised the profile of Yorkshire’s East Riding and pretty villages such as Thixendale […]