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Father of Claudia Lawrence seeks Lord's help

York Press: Peter Lawrence, father of Claudia Lawrence

11:54am Saturday 29th March 2014

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has met a senior Government minister to discuss delays to the Presumption of Death Act.

CLAUDIA LAWRENCE: Police reveal new leads

York Press: Chief Superintendent Simon Mason and Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn

12:10am Wednesday 19th March 2014

DETECTIVES investigating the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence have released fresh appeals and new evidence but say there is still no prime suspect.

Claudia Lawrence 5 years on: Have police made breakthrough? - Dad Peter speaks of his new hope

York Press:

11:20am Tuesday 18th March 2014

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence hopes a cold-case review has made a potentially crucial breakthrough, five years on from her disappearance.

"Nothing can close that void" - Claudia Lawrence's friend describes life without her five years on

York Press: Peter Lawrence, father of Claudia Lawrence, above, at the Community Pride Awards with Claudia’s friend Jen King, who nominated him for the award

7:49pm Sunday 16th March 2014

ONE of Claudia Lawrence’s closest friends has said until the mystery of her disappearance is solved, “nothing can close the void” created by her absence.

Railway station billboard appeal on Claudia Lawrence anniversary

York Press: Claudia Lawrence

11:26am Saturday 15th March 2014

THE appeal for missing York chef Claudia Lawrence will appear on digital billboards in railway stations across the country from Monday, the fifth anniversary of her disappearance.

New TV appeal over Claudia Lawrence disappearance

York Press: Claudia Lawrence

4:24pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THE North Yorkshire Police team reviewing the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence will make a fresh appeal for information on national television next week.

Missing York chef's sister's birthday message

York Press: Missing: Claudia Lawrence

THE sister of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has said she wants to give her a birthday hug.

Claudia Lawrence’s father in campaign movie

York Press: Peter Lawrence, father of Claudia, has welcomed the Government proposals to help families of people who have disappeared

9:01am Friday 6th December 2013

PETER Lawrence is to appear in a campaign film for charity Missing People’s Home for Christmas Appeal.

UPDATED 1pm: Police begin new examination of Claudia's house

York Press: MYSTERY: Claudia Lawrence

10:40am Tuesday 29th October 2013

A NEW forensic search has begun at the home of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence.

Police vow to keep Claudia Lawrence case open

York Press: Peter Lawrence met police chiefs to  discuss a review by the Major Crimes Unit into the  disappearance of his daughter, Claudia, in March 2009

8:46am Friday 11th October 2013

NORTH Yorkshire Police’s head of crime has pledged never to close the case into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence until it is resolved ahead of the launch of a major new investigation unit.

Claudia Lawrence's father welcomes help for families of missing

York Press: Peter Lawrence, father of Claudia, has welcomed the Government proposals to help families of people who have disappeared

10:05am Thursday 20th June 2013

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has welcomed plans to provide extra help for families whose loved ones disappear.

Claudia Lawrence’s father continues to be hopeful

York Press: Claudia Lawrence

9:25am Monday 27th May 2013

The father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has said the recent discovery of three women who went missing ten years ago in the US has given him fresh hope that his daughter will be found.

US case offers hope for Claudia

12:22pm Wednesday 8th May 2013

FAMILY and friends of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence have said the discovery of three women who went missing in the US ten years ago has given them fresh hope.

Father of Claudia Lawrence welcomes new law

9:15am Thursday 28th March 2013

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has welcomed the introduction of a new law that will allow someone to be declared “presumed dead”.

"We will never give up on Claudia" - police vow to continue search

4:10pm Friday 15th March 2013

ON the fourth anniversary of her disappearance police have urged people who know what happened to Claudia Lawrence to come forward.

Father of Claudia Lawrence tells of ordeal in book

9:04am Tuesday 12th March 2013

THE father of missing Heworth chef Claudia Lawrence has spoken of how his Christian faith has helped him to endure the “dreadful” ordeal he has endured since her disappearance.

Claudia Lawrence’s father hails law change

10:24am Thursday 7th March 2013

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has welcomed backing from the House of Lords for new legislation making it easier for people to settle the affairs of a relative who is missing, presumed dead.

Plea for information on 39th birthday of Claudia Lawrence

York Press: Plea for information on 39th birthday of Claudia Lawrence

12:06pm Wednesday 27th February 2013

A PLEA for information about the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence has been made on the chef’s 39th birthday.

‘Claudia probe will still go on’ retiring police chief pledges

York Press: Ray Galloway, who is retiring from North Yorkshire Police, says the core team of officers will continue  the investigation into Claudia Lawrence’s disappearance

9:48am Thursday 17th January 2013

THE detective who has led one of North Yorkshire’s most perplexing murder investigations was today retiring from the force.

Police defend Claudia Lawrence investigation after mother's comments

2:15pm Sunday 30th December 2012

POLICE have hit back after the mother of York chef Claudia Lawrence said detectives missed “chance after chance” to solve the mystery of her missing daughter.

Preparation under way for missing people carol service

York Press: Peter Lawrence sings along with pupils at Headlands Primary School, York

9:53am Thursday 29th November 2012

CHILDREN sang a song for lost loved ones as they rehearsed for a new carol service in York.

Rapid progress for missing people Bill

York Press: Peter Lawrence, right,  at St Chad’s Church with Canon Simon Stanley

8:04am Wednesday 14th November 2012

LANDMARK legislation to help the families of missing people such as York’s Claudia Lawrence could go through Parliament as early as Easter.

Commons debate on missing people

York Press: Peter Lawrence at the launch of the Crimestoppers campaign

10:09am Thursday 1st November 2012

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence will tomorrow ask parliament for radical reforms to legislation to make it easier for those dealing with a missing person’s estate.

York joins campaign over GCSE results

9:17am Saturday 22nd September 2012

COUNCIL bosses in York have signed up to a consortium led by two other local authorities to consider legal action over recent GCSE results.

Missing people will be remembered at service

York Press: Peter Lawrence alongside Ben Houghton of Missing People after a presentation of £825 to the charity

9:07am Saturday 22nd September 2012

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has announced he will launch Yorkshire’s first Missing People carol service this winter – as he marks three-and-a-half years since his daughter disappeared.

Focus on fashion at York Races

York Press: Peter Lawrence spends his birthday with his daughter, Ali, at York Races

8:32am Saturday 14th July 2012

THOUSANDS of people descended on York Racecourse to enjoy the July meeting, but it was an event tinged with sadness for one York family.

Claudia seen in Amsterdam, claims ex-detective

York Press: Claudia Lawrence

6:10pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

A FORMER private detective believes he may have seen missing York chef Claudia Lawrence in Amsterdam.

Cyclists raise awareness of missing people

York Press: Peter Lawrence

9:40am Saturday 16th June 2012

THE father of Claudia Lawrence, the York woman missing for three years, will meet a team of cyclists who are raising awareness of missing people.

Father of Claudia Lawrence nominated for Community Pride Award

York Press: Peter Lawrence with Jen King in the Miles For Missing People run in London last year

9:30am Saturday 14th April 2012

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has been nominated for a Community Pride Award by one of her closest friends.

New Claudia Lawrence TV appeal sparks 8 calls

4:09pm Wednesday 21st March 2012

CRIMEWATCH received eight calls following their renewed appeal for information about the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence.

Fresh TV appeal in search for Claudia Lawrence

5:03pm Tuesday 20th March 2012

POLICE investigating the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence will tonight make a fresh TV appeal for information.

Claudia father’s support for run

8:50am Monday 19th March 2012

THE father of missing York chef has marked the third anniversary of her disappearance by joining a sponsored run for Missing People at Regent’s Park in London, amid further media speculation about her whereabouts.

Claudia appeal to mark third anniversary of disappearance

York Press: Peter Lawrence, the father of missing Claudia, talks at a press briefing in the garden of his home in Heworth, with Claudia’s friend Suzy Cooper, media spokesman Martin Dales and York Outer MP Julian Sturdy, right

10:20am Saturday 17th March 2012

THE father and friend of missing York woman Claudia Lawrence have held a press conference to mark the third anniversary of her disappearance.

Claudia’s father in bid to change law on missing people

10:04am Tuesday 6th March 2012

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence hopes the Government will back proposed new laws giving relatives of those who have disappeared more rights.

Claudia Lawrence’s father to address MPs

9:02am Saturday 3rd March 2012

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence is to speak to MPs on Monday about the need for the families of people who have disappeared to be given more rights.

Abusive messages left on Claudia Lawrence website

8:45am Friday 24th February 2012

THOUSANDS of members were wiped from a web page appealing for help to find missing York chef Claudia Lawrence following an overhaul of Facebook, triggering strong criticism by her best friend.

Hope for families of missing people

York Press: Peter Lawrence speaking at a press            conference at the Cedar Court Hotel, York

8:39am Wednesday 22nd February 2012

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence says he hopes a Government report out today will help ease the anguish for families of missing people.

Mystery well-wisher urged to stop Claudia wreath ‘tradition’

York Press: Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence are pursuing a new lead which could be 'significant'

9:05am Tuesday 27th December 2011

A MYSTERY well-wisher has been inadvertently adding to the torment of the family of missing chef Claudia Lawrence.

‘Dignity’ of Claudia Lawrence’s father during search

York Press: Peter Lawrence

8:20am Wednesday 14th December 2011

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has acted with dignity throughout the search for his daughter, a friend has said.

New hope in search for Claudia Lawrence

York Press: Claudia Lawrence

8:51am Tuesday 13th December 2011

DETECTIVES are pursuing a “significant” new lead in the search for missing York chef Claudia Lawrence – as family and friends mark the 1,000th day since she disappeared.

1,000 days of heartache - the search for Claudia Lawrence

9:00am Tuesday 13th December 2011

There have been frantic searches, false hopes, and impassioned appeals. We chart 1,000 days in the search for Claudia Lawrence.

‘There is not a day goes by when I do not think about her and cry’

York Press: Claudia's friend, Suzy Cooper.

8:57am Tuesday 13th December 2011

THE best friend of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence says she still cries every day without her “ally” by her side.

‘Faith and my friends’ help father with loss

York Press: Peter Lawrence with the Archbishop of York outside York Minster.

8:55am Tuesday 13th December 2011

THE father of Claudia Lawrence has said he never expected to go 1,000 days without news of what happened to his missing daughter – as he prepares for this third Christmas without her.

Claudia Lawrence’s father backs new policy

York Press: HOPE: Claudia’s father, Peter Lawrence, at the police press conference

8:10am Tuesday 6th December 2011

THE father of Claudia Lawrence, the York woman who disappeared in 2009, is backing a new move aimed at supporting the families of missing people.

Claudia heartache

10:06am Wednesday 16th November 2011

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has backed a charity’s nationwide campaign which asks people to help find their loved ones.

I’ve lost respect for police - Claudia’s mum

York Press: Joan Lawrence

9:50am Monday 14th November 2011

THE mother of Claudia Lawrence has spoken of how she “lost all respect” for police investigating her daughter’s disappearance, and claimed they were “clutching at straws”.

Claudia’s father warns over perils of Facebook

York Press: Peter Lawrence, father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence, with posters at the Suzy Lamplugh conference at the Hilton Hotel, York, where he was a guest speaker

8:02am Wednesday 26th October 2011

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has spoken out over his fears about social networking sites at an event in the city.

Claudia Lawrence’s father to speak at seminar

8:51am Tuesday 25th October 2011

PETER Lawrence, the father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence, was today due to be speaking at a seminar in the city.

Claudia's father to present missing people report at Downing Street

York Press: STILL MISSING: Claudia Lawrence with her father, Peter

7:35am Monday 18th July 2011

THE father of missing York chef Ckaudia Lawrence is to present the findings of an inquiry into the rights of families of missing people.

Claudia's dad demands answers on phone-hacking

York Press: Claudia Lawrence

4:18pm Wednesday 6th July 2011

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has asked police if his or his daughter's mobile phone was hacked.



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