BBC news for North Yorkshire

Playtime Beds: Company directors in court over baby death

The seven-month-old baby boy died at a house in York in November 2016.

Whitby's East Pier footbridge to be rebuilt

The East Pier footbridge was first removed 17 years ago.

Black police leader says some forces 'still institutionally racist'

The comments come as figures show just 1.5% of police officers are women from BME backgrounds.

Aldi stabbing death: Jodie Willsher's inquest opened

Jodie Willsher died after being stabbed as she worked at a branch of the supermarket in Skipton.

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.