Ukip surged on in the latest council by-elections, storming a previously rock-solid Labour stronghold at Rawmarsh in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft, from Yorkshire, was one of a number of sports stars who have been honoured at Buckingham Palace.
A 15-year-old who knocked down and killed a pedestrian in North Yorkshire while driving a stolen Range Rover at 70mph in a 30mph zone then ran off from police has been detained for five years.
The Hi-de-Hi! actor Paul Shane, who lived in South Yorkshire, has died at the age of 72 following a short illness, his agent said.
The Doncaster-based makers of halal lamb burgers withdrawn from a city's schools after a sample was said to contain pork have challenged the findings of the test.
A soldier from South Yorkshire thought to have survived the worst ever battlefield injuries in Afghanistan said he was moved to be described as an "inspiration" by the Prince of Wales as he made him an MBE.
Two care assistants who abused severely disabled patients in South Yorkshire are guilty of "an appalling abuse of trust and a violation of what society should be able to expect from people in the care profession", prosecutors have said.
A landlord has been jailed for violating fire safety regulations after a blaze in North Yorkshire that left two young jockeys dead, firefighters have confirmed.
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis wore a winning smile as she married her long-term partner at a church in Derbyshire's Peak District.
An NHS trust in Leeds, at the centre of a row over children's heart surgery is to replace its chief executive, it said on Saturday.
Members of a group of young British computer hackers, including a man from South Yorkshire, who masterminded sophisticated cyber attacks on major global institutions from their bedrooms have been jailed.
An "inspirational" South Yorkshire headteacher has won the Pearson Teaching Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School in the North of England.
Further signs of growing housing market confidence have been reported as a property search website revealed the lowest level of asking price reductions in at least three years, while a large number of sellers are still offering price reductions in Yorkshire.
Colleagues of a soldier from the Yorkshire Regiment who was fatally shot during a daring hostage rescue in Afghanistan have told an inquest how they carried him to safety and tried to save his life amid a hail of bullets.
Six Sheffield football legends are to lace up their boots one more time to show their support for a leading cancer charity.
Almost half of Jimmy Savile's victims in his home county of West Yorkshire - including three people who were just five at the time - were abused in hospitals, according to newly released figures.
Unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber increased by 4,000 in the three months to March, official figures have revealed.
Fresh fears over the future of steel jobs were raised after India's Tata Steel, which operates in Rotherham and Scunthorpe, wiped £1 billion from the value of its European operations.
Detectives investigating an outbreak of football violence between Leeds United and Sheffield United supporters are re-appealing to trace the final three men that remain unidentified.
A man from North Lincolnshire has beaten off competition from more than 100 people in the UK, Europe and America to win a limerick competition celebrating life at sea.
Sheffield, the home city of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is to play host to an event designed to raise awareness of the condition.
Computer hackers, including an ex-soldier from South Yorkshire, who considered themselves to be "modern day pirates" led sophisticated cyber attacks on websites and systems of major institutions including the CIA, Sony, the FBI and Nintendo, a court has heard.
Leading judges have said that they are "acutely aware of the desperate situation" of those at the centre of "right-to-die" litigation at the Court of Appeal, including a man from Leeds - but emphasised that the case could not be decided on the basis of "personal sympathy".
A mother who watched as her law student daughter was left for dead by two racing drivers in a hit-and-run crash in Sheffield has said she could not believe someone could survive such an impact.
Britain's rarest orchid will go on display under heavy security at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next week as part of tourism body Welcome to Yorkshire's entry.
Fourteen advice services in Yorkshire will benefit from a £5 million share of a support package which aims to provide help to projects during challenging times.
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has teamed up with online fundraising site Guess2Give to help supporters raise much-needed funds for the Sheffield-based charity.
Women and children affected by domestic violence and sex trafficking will be able to tap into continued support from a Leeds charity which has received a £30,000 grant.
Hundreds of people have gathered in the centre of Bradford to mark the 28th anniversary of the football ground fire which left 56 people dead.
Scarborough police are investigating after reports that a goose was beaten to death with a stick.
The family of a 24-year-old man from Sheffield who died nearly a week after he sustained a head wound from an air rifle have described him as a "fantastic son and brother".
Jimmy Savile's details were recorded as part of the huge hunt to find the Yorkshire Ripper, in the 1970s, but no evidence has been found that he was a "person of interest" to the inquiry.
A West Yorkshire Police report which concluded there is no evidence Jimmy Savile was protected by police officers reveals "yet more potential missed opportunities" to catch the disgraced broadcaster, child protection campaigners have said.
Prosecutors are considering further evidence from police over disgraced former Rotherham MP Denis MacShane's abuse of expenses, it was revealed.
High street retailers must change the way they do business if they are to beat the rising threat of online shopping, a minister has warned, after Rotherham and six other areas were financially rewarded for helping their high streets to thrive.
A cure for grey hair which means millions will be able to throw away messy dyes could be available in the future, researchers in Yorkshire have said.
An elderly woman has been found dead after firefighters were called to a blaze at a house near York on Saturday.
Former Coronation Street actor Sean Wilson is backing a campaign launched by a South Yorkshire teenager to get more young people cooking from scratch.
Sheffield indie rockers Reverend And The Makers are hoping to score a hit after their track Shine The Light was chosen as the official anthem of the FA Cup.
Police are hunting a woman who was dressed as the Incredible Hulk when she allegedly attacked another woman outside a restaurant in York.
Two men charged with murdering a convicted child-killer from Huddersfield at a maximum security jail will stand trial in September, a court has heard.
Veteran comedian Jimmy Tarbuck has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse allegation concerning an alleged incident in Harrogate in the late 1970s, sources have said.
Humberside Police has issued an appeal for information after a 12-year-old boy went missing in Grimsby.
An "accomplished liar" from Leeds who asked internet forum users to help him avoid getting penalty points after he was clocked riding his motorbike at 122mph has been jailed for eight months, North Yorkshire Police said.
There was some good news for Nick Clegg as the Lib Dems held on to a seat in the heart of his Sheffield Hallam constituency.
A former North Yorkshire police constable faces jail for sexually assaulting women while on duty when he is sentenced on Friday.
The inquests into the deaths of 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster will take place in the North West, a coroner announced.
Ukip has suspended a member from Guisborough who allegedly posted anti-Muslim jokes on Facebook.
The Archbishop of York has blessed troops at a service to welcome them home from Afghanistan and remember their fallen comrades.
Veteran comedian Jimmy Tarbuck has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse allegation concerning an alleged incident in Harrogate in the late 1970s, sources said.
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