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Transport Secretary sets aside £5m for Transpennine digital railway development

Inter-city trains between Manchester and York could be the first in Britain to be digitally controlled, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will announce.

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Man to appear in court charged with terror offences

A 42-year-old man is due before magistrates charged with two terror offences.

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Ex-clergyman jailed after years of sexually abusing girls

A former clergyman has been jailed for six years after admitting sexually abusing underage girls as far back as the 1950s.

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Optare wins £21m order to supply 114 buses to New Zealand operator

A UK bus manufacturer has secured a £21 million order to supply 114 buses to one of New Zealand's biggest public transport operators.

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Man to appear in court charged with terror offences

A 42-year-old man is due before magistrates charged with two terror offences.

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Bioeconomy in north shows turnover of more than £91bn and employs 400,000

The north of England's bioeconomy turns over more than £91 billion a year and employs more than 400,000 people, an official report has revealed.

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Man charged over 'shocking' attack on police officer

A man has been charged with a string of offences after a "shocking" attack which left a police officer in a critical condition in hospital.

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Army instructors deny charges over alleged abuse of teenage recruits

Ten Army instructors have denied a string of charges related to the alleged abuse of teenage recruits.

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Daughter of IS murder victim left scared by controlling partner, court hears

The daughter of a British aid worker murdered by Islamic State (IS) terrorists was left "scared and belittled" by her controlling partner who defaced a scrapbook she kept to remember her father, a court has heard.

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Children of older fathers more likely to inherit 'new' genetic mutations - study

Children are more likely to inherit "new" genetic mutations if they have older parents, a study has shown.

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Student who appeared on University Challenge denies raping woman

A former student who appeared on the BBC TV quiz show University Challenge has told a jury he did not rape a woman in her university halls of residence.

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Huge new artwork will tower over Sheffield

Nearly a decade after the controversial demolition of two landmark cooling towers, a huge new artwork is to be created in the same area.

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Police officer in hospital after 'shocking incident'

An attack on a police officer which left him in a critical condition in hospital has been described a "shocking incident" by his commander.

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Two arrested as police clear protesters at fracking site in North Yorkshire

Two protesters have been arrested as preparatory work got under way at a controversial fracking site in North Yorkshire.

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Man, 79, remanded in custody on 1972 rape and kidnap charges

A 79-year-old man has appeared in court by video link accused of raping and kidnapping an 18-year-old woman more than 40 years ago.

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Cyril Smith abuse probe: Council boss apologises for 'unforgivable' failings

Rochdale Council's chief executive has apologised for the authority's "unforgivable" response to concerns about sexual abuse at a residential school for boys linked to the late politician Cyril Smith.

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'No concerns outside exclusion zone' after second report of acid leak at port

A port has stressed that "nobody outside the exclusion zone should be concerned" after f irefighters returned to help deal with an acid leak for the second time in 24 hours.

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Cyril Smith abuse probe: Council boss apologises for 'unforgivable' failings

Rochdale Council's chief executive has apologised for the authority's "unforgivable" response to concerns about sexual abuse at a residential school for boys linked to the late politician Cyril Smith.

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Woman reported rape after accused appeared on University Challenge, court told

A woman reported that she had been raped by a fellow student after he appeared on the BBC TV quiz show University Challenge, a court has heard.

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Workers to strike over planned closure of Jobcentre office

Jobcentre workers are to stage a fresh strike in protest at plans to close their office.

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