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Lynda Madden at home before the court case Picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

Businessmen provided "worthless" funeral plans and financial services, court told

Ryedale Show 2015. Anna Hall of Snainton on the Ducking Stool on the Ryedale Young Farmers Club stand. Picture David Harrison. (33445918)

Ryedale Show 2015

Andy Burnham

Labour leadership hopeful in York today

Hairdresser Jody Toner, pictured (left) running a  pop-up salon within Dusk bar in New Street with his mother Lisa Wilson and girlfriend, Verity Hurd   Picture : Frank Dwyer

Pop up salon for York hairdresser

Fire fighters during an exercise at Huntington station

York fire fighters crash training

Carol Ann Lee

Waterstones book launch for York crime writer

Mother died after staircase fall

Wedding winners Stacey Szypitka and Richard Wake  Picture Katherine Batchelor

Overjoyed couple win a dream wedding

Green Party Councillor, Dave Taylor, has rejected a free tour of York Art Gallery in protest at the proposals to introduce a £7.50 charge for residents Picture Frank Dwyer

Charges could put York art gallery among "most expensive in the country"

Burglar banned from York cafe for a year for exposing himself to barista

Burglar banned from York cafe for a year for exposing himself to barista

Locals may take legal action over sale of Clementhorpe Maltings, and say they could have made it a brewery, museum and art studio

Locals may take legal action over sale of Clementhorpe Maltings - They say they could have made it a brewery, museum and art studio

Amazing scenes as Willow opens for last time

Amazing scenes as Willow opens for last time

Drax profits up in green boom

Drax profits up in green boom

Henning Wehn, the German Comedy Ambassador to the UK, is adding a third show at the Great Yorkshire Fringe. Picture: Kippa Matthews

Great Yorkshire Fringe boosted by bumper first weekend and Lord Mayor's support

Great Yorkshire Fringe variety troupe Slightly Fat Features with the Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Sonia Crisp, at Monday's performance. Picture: Kippa Matthews

Review: Great Yorkshire Fringe, Slightly Fat Features in Variety Soup, The Turn Pot, St Sampson's Square, York

Derelict House, Norfolk, by H. J. Jackson

H. J. Jackson's prints published in Afloat & Ashore

Miles Allen in a scene from One Man Breaking Bad at the Great Yorkshire Fringe in York. Picture: Kippa Matthews

Just A Quickie with...Miles Allen, the one man in One Man Breaking Bad at the Great Yorkshire Fringe in York

Review: Ryedale Festival: Dunedin Consort; St Martin-on-the-Hill, Scarborough

Three of the 90 competitors in the Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year heats in York: from left, Charlene Murray, Lawrence Cook and Tom Sleeman. Picture: Kippa Matthews

Ninety acts compete for the Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2015 title at York festival

Tim Brooke-Taylor

Who will join Tim Brooke-Taylor and Mark Addy in re-enacting The Four Yorkshireman sketch on Yorkshire Day in York?

Temperatures more like January

Today is as cold as New Year's Day in York

The record Friday night crowd at York Racecourse for Sir Tom Jones's Music Showcase Weekend concert. Picture: David Harrison

Review: Sir Tom Jones, York Racecourse Music Showcase Weekend, last Friday

Scouting For Girls

Review: Scouting For Girls, York Racecourse Music Showcase Weekend, last Saturday

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, pulls his first pint at the Great Yorkshire Fringe in York. Picture: Kippa Matthews

Review: Great Yorkshire Fringe, Al Murray, The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon, White Rose Rotunda, Parliament Street,York, last Friday

West Side Story's romantic leads Scott Goncalves. left, and Ria Williams with fellow Stage Experience cast member Reece McMahon

Why Ria and Scott are so well cast to play Maria and Tony in Stage Experience's West Side Story at Grand Opera House

Manifest: 10,000 Hours, the new installation by artist Clare Twomey of 10,000 handmade slipcast ceramic bowls at York Art Gallery Picture: Frank Dwyer

Bowled over by Clare Twomey's new installation at re-opened York Art Gallery

The cast of Stick Man - Live On Stage, Nancy Landry Trotter, Oliver Grant and Alex Tosh, in the White Rose Rotunda at the Great Yorkshire Fringe in York. Picture: David Mackie

Great Yorkshire Fringe: Scamp Theatre's award-wiining stage version of Julia Donaldson's Stick Man plays throughout York festival

Graham and Julie West today. Julie won our Bride of the Year competition in 1990  Picture: David Harrison

Silver Wedding joy for our former Bride of the Year Julie West and husband Graham

Playing chase...Willow Emmison-Neal gives mum, Sally and sister Olive the runaround in the garden of their Skipwith home.Picture: Richard Doughty

Willow hits the ground running

Professor Norman Maitland

York-based cancer research team receives £20,000 boost

Outstanding York volunteer heroes receive awards

Outstanding York volunteer heroes receive awards

York brewer lands huge contract with House of Commons

York brewer lands huge contract with House of Commons

Thief jailed for stealing digger during tea-break

Thief jailed for stealing digger during tea-break

Police still looking at options for future of Selby station

Police still looking at options for future of Selby station

Cllr Linda Cowling

Ryedale councillors reject bid to help York's housing crisis

More rain tomorrow before drier weather arrives

More rain tomorrow before drier weather arrives

Woman suffers serious injury in York attack

Woman suffers serious injury in York attack

York Hospital staff offered days off if they help find new nurses - But nursing body says move doesn't make sense

York Hospital staff offered days off if they help find new nurses - But nursing body says move doesn't make sense

Man arrested after early morning crash - UPDATED with picture

Man arrested after early morning crash - UPDATED with picture

Suspected arson attack at North Yorkshire house

Suspected arson attack at North Yorkshire house

Jamie Hawksworth and Yan Pilkington pictured opposite the old White Swan building Picture Frank Dwyer

Green light given to plan for former White Swan Hotel

Ryedale Festival: Ex Cathedra, Ampleforth Abbey, last Saturday

Wendy Mitchell

"You can live well with dementia"

20 NHS jobs at risk as work moves to private firm

20 NHS jobs at risk as work moves to private firm

WANTED: Riders for York 100 cycling challenge

WANTED: Riders for York 100 cycling challenge

Independent ward councillor Johnny Hayes who organised the meeting

Businesses hold talks on enhancing city centre area

"I feel alone and forgotten" - York army veteran and blast victim tells of PTSD struggle

"I feel alone and forgotten" - York army veteran and blast victim tells of PTSD struggle

Sue Wood and Rebecca Jeffrey, at the launch of the Pushed Into Poverty report last October

Poverty failings spark new calls for council tax shake-up in York

Kevin McDonnel

Dad Kevin, 53, has life saved by bone marrow transplant from stranger

"I can't thank everyone enough" - Brave mum of tragic Kyle thanks generous public

"I can't thank everyone enough" - Brave mum of tragic Kyle thanks generous public

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