BBC news for North Yorkshire

Kirby Misperton 60ft fracking rig protester 'scared of heights'

Two men and a woman climbed to the top of the fracking rig in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

Archbishop calls for cut to universal credit delays

The Archbishop of York criticises "grotesquely ignorant" six-week delay for payments.

'Rock armour' to protect Settle-to-Carlisle line

The work is the final phase of Network Rail's £23m repair work after a major landslip in February 2016.

Scarborough Futurist theatre demolition plan approved

Planners approve the demolition plans for an almost 100-year-old theatre.

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe promises to deal with North Korea threat

Shinzo Abe says "strong diplomacy" was needed, as exit polls show him winning Sunday's election.

Iraq's Shia militia 'must go home', says Tillerson

The US secretary of state was speaking on a visit to Saudi partly aimed at curbing Iran's influence.

More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'

The eight-year study finds infant sea creatures will be especially harmed by more acidic oceans.

Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Moscow accuses the West of sending aid to the Syrian city to cover up evidence of crimes.