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Yorkshire Ripper in letter to ITV presenter: 'I did not murder any males'

The Yorkshire Ripper has said he never attacked or murdered any men in a letter about two unsolved cases.

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York Minster gets new bell-ringers after last group's controversial disbandment

A new group of bell-ringers has been recruited for York Minster nearly a year after the controversial disbanding of the in-house team.

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Whistleblowers win payouts after speaking out on police sexism and safety

Two undercover police officers who raised concerns about safety and sexism within their force have been awarded five-figure payouts.

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Man jailed for sharing extremist videos on internet

A 39-year-old man who shared extremist videos on the internet has been jailed for five years, police said.

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Briton has competition in a flap at cocktail event in Mexico

A British barman has used augmented reality to recreate the flapper girl spirit of the 1920s in a cocktail.

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George Osborne urges Government commitment on high-speed rail links in North

George Osborne has called on the Prime Minister to commit to building high-speed rail links across the north of the country to unlock its economic potential.

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Inquest to see if mother, 32, could have survived cardiac arrest after hearing

An inquest will examine if a mother-of-four who went into cardiac arrest in a court building after a hearing involving her children could have survived with the correct treatment.

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Nearly 70,000 sign petition urging more transport investment in northern England

Almost 70,000 people have signed a petition demanding a Government U-turn on transport policy ahead of a summit meeting of northern political and business leaders this week.

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Boy, 11, needs plastic surgery on facial injuries sustained in dog attack

An 11-year-old boy has been left needing plastic surgery after he was bitten on the face by a dog, police have said.

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Second rider dies after Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle crash

A second competitor injured in the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle racing event has died.

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Image rights payments for footballer Geovanni at centre of Hull City tax dispute

Hull City football club are embroiled in a tax dispute over image rights payments relating to former midfielder Geovanni Gomez.

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IPCC: Officers who ignored warnings on paedophile Ian Watkins can face no action

Officers who would have faced gross misconduct hearings over failures to investigate allegations about paedophile rocker Ian Watkins will face no action as they have retired, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said.

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Southern, Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail workers announce new strike dates

Workers at three rail companies are to launch a fresh wave of strikes in long-running disputes over staffing and driver-only trains.

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Eddie Murphy could be dragged into Mel B's divorce battle

Eddie Murphy will be dragged into Mel B's bitter divorce battle if her estranged husband seeks visitation of the actor's daughter with the former Spice Girl.

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'Homeless hero' denies stealing from stricken Manchester Arena attack casualties

"Homeless hero" Chris Parker said "I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing" after he was accused in court of stealing from two people injured in the Manchester Arena bombing

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Sacked football pundit Peter Beagrie to appeal against assault conviction

Sacked football pundit Peter Beagrie has said he will appeal against his conviction for assaulting his partner.

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Tasers for all police patrolling frontline favoured by 90% of officers - poll

Nine out of 10 police officers want to see all frontline colleagues in their force carrying Tasers while out on patrol, a survey has found.

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Family paid damages over death of elderly patient who drank hand sanitiser gel

A hospital has agreed to pay damages to the family of a confused patient who died after drinking a bottle of hand sanitiser gel which contained as much alcohol as a litre of gin.

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40% rise in number of cats stolen over two years, study shows

The number of cats stolen in the UK jumped by 40% in two years, a new study has revealed.

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Pensioner who tried to stop Jo Cox attack was 'shining example', MP's family say

The hero pensioner who tried to save MP Jo Cox from her killer was a "shining example of Yorkshire and British bravery", her family has said in a tribute after his death.

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