Here are four things you need to know so far today:
Man killed in suspected gas explosion
An investigation has been launched after a man died and houses were damaged in a major explosion in Haxby, York, earlier today.
Mother denies murdering her children
A Bradford mother has admitted killer her two children but denies murdering them.
Farming can avoid foot and mouth relapse
On the 15th anniversary of the start of the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak, a leading Yorkshire farmer has expressed confidence in the industry’s ability to deal with the disease.
Dewsbury pet hotel’s purr-fect TV opportunity
A celebrated luxury cat hotel in Dewsbury is to become the focus of a new reality show on American TV.