News coverage for York, Ryedale, East Yorkshire, Harrogate, Hambleton and Selby.

Police station evacuated after package scare

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:59am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Officers have been evacuated from Northallerton Police Station after a suspicious package was discovered outside the building.

York Hospital faces £10m in fines

York Press:

10:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

YORK Hospital is set to lose £10 million this year - the equivalent of funding ten wards or 100 consultants for a year - due to NHS fines.

York's Newgate Market to be re-named Shambles Market

York Press: Cllr Sonja Crisp, pictured with traders (left to right) James Harvey, Paul Anderson (chair of the market traders’ association), John Mannion, Leigh Boxall and Rupert Harrison, launch the Shambles Market’s new logo on the new market paving, whi

10:25am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

YORK'S historic Newgate Market is to be re-named Shambles Market as part of its £1.6 million refurbishment.

Millions needed to upgrade York's flood defences

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

10:19am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MILLIONS of pounds need to be spent on bolstering York's flood defences, a new report has revealed.

Royal Mail delivery offices go to a seven day week

York Press: Impact of Royal Mail job losses in Worcestershire unclear

10:19am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Both of York's Royal Mail delivery offices will be part of a national experiment to make life easier for online shoppers.

Reward offered to catch armed robber

York Press:

10:04am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE grandfather of shop assistants who were threatened by an armed robber in York has offered a reward for information about the suspect.

Football fans give cautious welcome to stadium management plan

York Press: Planning for Citys future..Manager Nigel Worthington and chairman Jason McGill.Nigel Holland (9883899)

9:36am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOOTBALL fans have cautiously welcomed the news that York City FC will manage the new community stadium to be built at Monks Cross.

Man accused of trying to abduct child appears in court

York Press: webpix court justice

9:32am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MAN accused of trying to abduct a child as she walked behind her mother has been remanded in custody ahead of a trial scheduled for November.

Child abuse claims 'robustly investigated'

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:42am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CLAIMS of child sexual exploitation in North Yorkshire are "robustly investigated", with 63 potential offenders are being actively monitored, police have said.

Rare photographs capture new insight into life of royals

York Press: Clare Fletcher, of Beningbrough Hall, in front of one of the Lichfield photographs in the exhibition. Pic: Mike Tipping (9874753)

8:41am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE Queen laughing and looking relaxed aboard the Royal Yacht, Britannia, and a young Prince Charles at Balmoral are just two of the rare photographs on display in a North Yorkshire exhibition.

Archbishop of York completes his fast for peace

York Press: Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu

8:37am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE Archbishop of York, Doctor John Sentamu, has ended an eight-day fast and prayer for peace.

Digging in for York’s big community challenge

York Press: York Cares logo

8:35am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Whilst our volunteers have been taking a well-earned break over the summer, the York Cares team along with Evora Construction, City of York Council and Foxwood Residents Association have been busy planning the annual York Cares Big Community Challenge.

Top prizes up for grabs at charity’s black tie dinner

York Press: Celebrity chef Peter Sidwell

8:35am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A YORK based charity providing help and support for children and young people with special needs is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a black tie dinner.

York workers take on ice bucket challenge

York Press: Staff at the Boots  store at Monks Cross, York  take part in the Ice Bucket Challege  on Saturday      Picture Frank Dwyer (9833179)

8:33am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE ice bucket challenge craze continues in York with staff from two city business taking their turn.

Praise for council schemes to crack down on street drinking

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

8:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NEW and extended alcohol restriction rules have been praised in a council report.

Plans for major upgrade of York's Bar Convent

York Press:

8:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PROPOSALS for a major revamp of York's historic Bar Convent have been submitted to council planners.

Residents demand compensation for Park & Ride roadworks disruption

York Press:

8:36am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

RESIDENTS who endured months and disruption, noise and pollution caused by delayed roadworks for a new York Park and Ride scheme are seeking compensation.

New law to help support families

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

10:04am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE biggest reforms in a generation are set to change the lives of children and young people with special educational needs in York.

Woman in court over crash death on A19

York Press: webpix court justice

10:01am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JUDGE has told a woman accused of causing death by dangerous driving that she could stand trial next year.

City-centre Primark deal ‘near completion’

York Press:

11:42am Monday 1st September 2014

A DEAL rumoured to be brining Primark to the city centre is due to be completed imminently according to the new owners of the Coppergate Centre.

Car crashes into York river

York Press: Police - zxc

9:06am Monday 1st September 2014

A MOTORIST escaped injury when their car overturned into the River Foss in York this morning.

£1.4bn North Yorkshire incinerator plan backed, despite £65m setback

York Press: LEGAL ACTION: The site of the proposed recycling and incinerator plant at Allerton Park, beside the A1, near Knaresborough

6:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

SENIOR York and North Yorkshire councillors are being urged to press ahead next week with controversial plans for a £1.4 billion pound incinerator.

Ryedale man's death at level crossing was an accident, coroner concludes

York Press:

5:54pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RAILWAY signalman responsible for monitoring 16 unmanned level crossings was engaged on another call seconds before a tragic collision, ‎an inquest heard today.

Fewer buy new residents' parking badges

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

3:56pm Monday 1st September 2014

FEWER than 10 percent of York people who have residents' discount parking badges have bought the new passes they need for cut price parking in York from today.

Inquest to be held eight years after woman’s death

York Press:

11:31am Monday 1st September 2014

AN INQUEST into the death of a young woman in York will finally take place this week - almost eight years after she died.

Yorkshire Harvest drive begins to tackle food poverty issue

York Press:

10:46am Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW drive to tackle food poverty in our region begins today.

Drop in the number of affordable homes built in York

York Press: Persimmon has reported a surge in pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of June.

10:38am Monday 1st September 2014

THE number of new affordable homes being built in York fell by 60 percent last year.

New health centre planned for University of York campus

York Press:

8:13am Monday 1st September 2014

PLANS for a new health centre with a pharmacy and shops at the University of York's Heslington East campus will go on public display on Thursday, September 4.

Review due for street signs to help disabled people

York Press:

7:59am Monday 1st September 2014

STREET signs in York are set for an overhaul to make them more helpful for people with dementia.

Lynn Jeffries funeral date set

York Press: Lynn Jeffries, who has now joined the Liberal Democrats on City of York Council

11:18am Monday 1st September 2014

A FUNERAL date has been set for equalities campaigner and York city councillor Lynn Jeffries.

Painful time for mother of tragic Megan

York Press: Megan and Jackie Roberts last year.

11:11am Monday 1st September 2014

THE mother of Megan Roberts has thanked her friends and family for helping her prepare to spend a milestone birthday without her daughter.

McDonald's, petrol station and Marks & Spencer shop planned for outer ring road junction

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

8:21am Monday 1st September 2014

YORK is in line for a new fast food outlet under plans submitted to the city council.

Community stadium package to cost £37m

York Press: Community Stadium - new

11:02am Monday 1st September 2014

MORE details have been revealed about the funding package behind the new Community Stadium plans for York.

Review could see new parish councils created

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:20am Monday 1st September 2014

AN OVERHAUL of council arrangements in York could see new parish councils created, while others are merged or abolished in the city.

It’s a Knockout tournament smashes previous fundrasing total

York Press: A competitor makes a splash during the St Leonard's Hospice It's a Knockout tournament on Knavesmire. Pic: Mike Tipping (9834256)

11:37am Monday 1st September 2014

THIRTY-four teams flocked to the racecourse yesterday to take part in the third annual "It's a Knockout" tournament, raising money for St Leonard's Hospice.

York actor lands a leading role in American television series

York Press:

9:32am Monday 1st September 2014

A VETERAN York actor has landed a leading role in a major American television series.

Malton Stables' charity day a success

York Press: Five year old Sophie Griffiths with her family at Brian Ellison's Spring Cottage stables for Malton Open Day. pic by Jo Hughes (9838731)

11:27am Monday 1st September 2014

THE stars of Malton's racing scene were on show yesterday the annual Malton Stables Open Day.

Matt cartoon exhibition hopes to draw in the crowds

York Press:

9:18am Monday 1st September 2014

A STATELY home in Ryedale is getting ready to stage an exhibition of one of the country's best loved cartoonists.

Councillor welcomes free school meals initiative

York Press:

8:32am Monday 1st September 2014

ALMOST 6,000 York children will get free school meals when terms starts again this week.

Ambulance staff strike

York Press: Yorkshire Ambulance Service logo - zxc

8:03am Monday 1st September 2014

AMBULANCE workers in Unite the Union went on strike for six hours on Friday and more action is planned on Tuesday.

Protest against health deal

York Press:

11:05am Monday 1st September 2014

PROTESTERS took to the streets of York on Saturday to fight against deal which they say puts the NHS under threat from international corporations.

Affordable homes plan for Selby district

York Press: Selby District Council - zxc

9:27am Monday 1st September 2014

SELBY District Council is set to embark on a house building programme to create 106 new affordable houses in the district.

Six bailed over Bridlington murder

York Press:

9:11pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A SEVENTH person is now being questioned by police over the murder of 39-year-old Bridlington man Graham White.

Archbishop speaks out on asylum for Islamic State refugees

York Press:

2:14pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has called for the UK to take in refugees from Iraq and Syria and prevent atrocities on a par with the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s.

Sutton Bank re-opened after accident

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

1:33pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Sutton Bank has reopened after a road accident at lunchtime today.

Gunman hunted after raid on York newsagents - Exclusive CCTV images - Victim tells of terror

York Press: Stephen and Helen Weston from the MacRae's shop on Huntington Road which has suffered another armed robery. Picture David Harrison. (9820551)

9:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

A TEENAGE shopworker has told of the terrifying moment when an armed robber pointed a gun at her.

A19 car fire near Thirsk

York Press: ‘Don’t make needless calls’ warning for fire strike day

9:19am Sunday 31st August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a car on fire after a crash on the A19 near Thirsk in the early hours.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

York Press: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Report highlights modern slavery problem

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

12:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

RURAL North Yorkshire could be hiding hundreds of people in forced labour and modern slavery, according to a report supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Guide listing for a 1960s ‘hidden’ pub

York Press: Dick Turpin public house. Landlord Alan King and his partner Jo MacPherson.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9806496)

12:04pm Saturday 30th August 2014

IN a city famed for its history, a 1960s suburban pub may not seem an obvious tourist destination.



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