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

Gunman hunted after raid on York newsagents

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

12:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A GUNMAN threatened two women and stole cash and goods from a York newsagents last night.

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.

Man jailed for attack on baby

York Press: webpix court justice

11:59am Saturday 30th August 2014

A YORK man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for attacking a six-week-old baby and brandishing a knife at a woman.

CPP chairman steps down

York Press: CPP: Examining sales processes

11:56am Saturday 30th August 2014

YORK credit-card insurer CPP Group has announced its chairman is stepping down as the firm breaks even on operating performance.

Row over city centre brownfield sites

York Press: Councillor Chris Steward Leader of the Conservative Group on City Of York Council. Picture David Harrison. (9814224)

11:56am Saturday 30th August 2014

CONSERVATIVE politicians are calling for a rethink over housing plans for York's greenfield land, after figures showed the city-centre had one of the highest concentrations of undeveloped brownfield sites in the country.

Speed concerns of York resident

York Press: Walmgate area resident, Barbara Pettitt is calling for a change in the speed limit in the Navigation Road area.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9765143)

11:36am Saturday 30th August 2014

A YORK resident has told of her concerns about traffic in a residential area of the city.

Fears for future of Yearsley swimming pool

York Press: York’s Yearsley Pool

11:28am Saturday 30th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting for the future of a community pool fear its days are numbered after plans for a new facility were announced.

£22.7m Park and Ride scheme finally complete

York Press: Commission Air (9806088)

11:27am Saturday 30th August 2014

YORK'S newest Park and Ride scheme is finally complete, more than a year after building work began.

League tables grade hospital meals

York Press: Bootham Park Hospital. Pic: Mike Tipping (9809036)

11:25am Saturday 30th August 2014

"LEAGUE tables" judging the food given to hospital patients have shown the quality of meals varies significantly across the area.

Police adopt new stop and search rules

York Press: Home Secretary Theresa May supporting Enfield MPs campaign

11:23am Saturday 30th August 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police has become one of the first authorities in the country to adopt new stop and search regulations.

Second World War planes in fly-past over Allerton Castle

York Press: People look at the Lancaster bomber,   one of only two in the world still flying, at Durham Tees Valley Airport in Darlington, as it tours the country. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 28, 2014. The aircraft is dedicated to the memor

10:26am Saturday 30th August 2014

RARE warplanes will dominate the skyline of a prestigious castle during an historic global tour.

Cyclists to honour tragic football fan

York Press: York City stars Michael Ingham (front) and Tom Platt (back left) with departing charity cyclists.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9783871)

10:23am Saturday 30th August 2014

A FOOTBALL fan who died on his way home from a York City game is set to be honoured by supporters.

MP praises art gallery revamp

York Press: Hugh Bayley MP pictured on a visit to York Art Gallery, pictured next to Janet Barnes and her colleagues associated with the revamp.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9806498)

10:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

YORK MP Hugh Bayley has praised the refurbishment work at York Art Gallery, after a "behind the scenes tour" months ahead of its scheduled reopening.

GP surgeries to merge

York Press: NHS logo

10:17am Saturday 30th August 2014

TWO GP surgeries in York with a total of 48,000 patients have announced plans to merge - in a move they say will improve services.

Wildlife centre needs new home

York Press: Annette Pyrah and a hedgehog at Selby Wildlife Rescue. (9805970)

9:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WILDLIFE rescue centre which started in a Selby conservatory is in desperate need of new premises.

London showcase for student filmmakers’ work

York Press: University of York logo

9:27am Saturday 30th August 2014

TALENTED student filmmakers from the University of York will showcase their work to leading members of the British film industry at the Vue Cinema in Piccadilly, London, as part of the Raindance Film Festival 2014.

Good news for girl, 11, in fight to beat cancer

York Press: BATTLING CANCER: Gaby Alderson, who is nearing remission from neuroblastoma

9:24am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl who has battled a rare and aggressive cancer for a year has been told her condition has significantly improved.

MP supports calls for the banning of Chinese lanterns

York Press: York Outer MP Julian Sturdy

12:11pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE new code of practice on sky lanterns doesn’t go far enough, say event organisers, who are calling for a national ban.

Elvington housing scheme complete

York Press: York Housing Association's chief executive, Julia Histon, and chairman, Jolyon Harrison, join the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of York (Cllr Ian and Patricia Gillies) for the opening of Jubilee Court in Elvington 2 million affordable housing scheme co

12:07pm Saturday 30th August 2014

DEVELOPERS and residents are celebrating the completion of the £2 million affordable housing development in Elvington.

Scarborough man jailed for drink-driving

York Press: webpix court justice

12:09pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A SCARBOROUGH man received an eight-week custodial sentence just a day after he was caught drink-driving by police.

Man accused of robbery faces crown court

York Press: webpix court justice

12:02pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN accused of robbing a women in her seventies will have his case heard at York Crown Court.

York reaches broadband milestone

York Press: Cllr James Alexander pictured ahead of his speach at The Mansion House.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8690417)

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MORE THAN 75,000 homes and businesses in York are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband as part of a £2.5 billion roll-out.

Help to search out best energy deal

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:39am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS in York can attend drop-in sessions to get help signing up to the Big Community Energy Switch, which could help save money on their gas and electricity bills.

York 'sex attack' claim was made up, say police

York Press:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A TEENAGER who claimed she had been sexually assaulted in York city-centre made the claim up, police said today.

53 pictures of York in the early 1970s

York Press:

1:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

Are you ready for another stroll along memory lane in York?

Student housing plan for former convent

York Press: St Joseph's Convent aerial (9776271)

9:05am Friday 29th August 2014

PLANS are about to be unveiled showing how a historic York convent could be converted into 21st century student accommodation.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in North Yorkshire crash

York Press: Police - zxc

10:40am Friday 29th August 2014

A 51-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle crash on a North Yorkshire road.

Soil spill causes traffic problems in York

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:20am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAIN road into York has seen heavy traffic this morning, after a large amount of topsoil was spilled.

East Riding statement over Rotherham link official

York Press: East Riding of Yorkshire Council logo

2:53pm Friday 29th August 2014

EAST Riding of Yorkshire Council has broken its silence after it emerged the official in charge of child safeguarding at the authority worked at Rotherham council during the years of ignored warnings over child sexual exploitation.

2 women mugged in York - locals tell of shock - suspects arrested

York Press: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

7:40am Friday 29th August 2014

TWO men have been arrested and local residents have told of their shock after two women were mugged in the space of three days in York.

North Yorkshire Police to review how they record crime

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:50am Friday 29th August 2014

CRIMES including 60 per cent of rapes have been wrongly dismissed or recorded inaccurately by North Yorkshire Police, a new report suggests.

Illegal home tattooist fined in York

York Press:

8:50am Friday 29th August 2014

AN ILLEGAL tattooist who advertised his unregistered home parlour on Facebook has been fined hundreds of pounds.

Elderly woman seriously injured in crash near York

York Press:

8:30am Friday 29th August 2014

AN ELDERLY woman, believed to be in her eighties, has suffered serious chest injuries in a crash outside York.

Toddler kicked by stranger in York city centre

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A 21-month-old toddler has been kicked by a stranger while she waited with her childminder to cross the road in York.

Tanner Row public toilets plan set for approval

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

7:56am Friday 29th August 2014

PLANS to relocate public toilets from Tanner Row, in York, to the redeveloped Roman House on Rougier Street are set for approval next week.

Free heart screening tests for young men in memory of York entrepreneur

York Press: Michael Land

11:56am Friday 29th August 2014

The family of a man who died from a heart attacked triggered by a disease have paid for young men to be screened for the illness.

Two thirds of Le Tour campers refunded, early data shows

York Press: Monk Stray: Stalls, funfair and live entertainment for tour

11:14am Friday 29th August 2014

AROUND two-thirds of people who booked camping at city council site for the Tour de France had to be refunded, early indications show.

Simon Howard reveals throat cancer scare

York Press: The Rt. Hon. Simon Howard in the chapel at Castle Howard that has had new lighting installed. Picture : Garry Atkinson (9768564)

9:59am Friday 29th August 2014

THE owner of a North Yorkshire stately home has revealed he has beaten throat cancer.

Trust staff threatened with cuts to pay and conditions

York Press:

11:21am Friday 29th August 2014

STAFF working with disabled people are facing changes to their pay and conditions.

Man exposes himself to a dog walker

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:17am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN exposed himself to a dog walker near a church in York this week.

Couple who met on youth club trip celebrate Golden Wedding

York Press:

11:32am Friday 29th August 2014

A YORK couple who met while on a youth club trip are today celebrating 50 years of marriage.

Selby hosts annual Yorkshire Medieval Festival

York Press: Lee Steele, The Potter Man, and Caroline Crutchley, a Volunteer at The Potter Man,, dressed up for Medieval Day. Pic by Jo Hughes (9748164)

12:33pm Friday 29th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire market town went back in time this week as part of a one day festival.

Living wage protest at York fast food outlet

York Press: Kris Barker, of the Socialist Party, leafleting near McDonald's in Blake Street. (9788817)

9:28am Friday 29th August 2014

PROTESTERS gathered at a York fast food outlet as part of a worldwide day of action.

New trophy honours much-loved gardener

York Press:

8:21am Friday 29th August 2014

THE 60th annual show of the Poppleton Road Allotment Association show will be held this weekend.

Cycling challenge across Vietnam to raise money for cancer charity

York Press:

9:12am Friday 29th August 2014

FOUR men from York are setting of on a 750 cycling challenge across Vietnam to raise money for a cancer charity, and are staging a special event to help raise cash this weekend.

Five arrested after drunken fight on train

York Press: British Transport Police

9:06am Friday 29th August 2014

FIVE men have been arrested after a drunken brawl on a train in which passengers were injured.

Village’s new affordable homes reach completion

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

12:17pm Friday 29th August 2014

A NEW £2 million affordable housing scheme has recently been completed near York.

Almost 800 sign petition on IVF

York Press: Karen Boardman who is calling for York to get free IVF on the NHS, in line with the rest of the country. Picture David Harrison. (6714755)

5:27pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A PETITION against York being only area in the UK not to fund fertility treatment has been signed by nearly 800 people.

Officers defended over crash selfie

York Press:

2:51pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Emergency services have moved to back their staff after selfies of firefighters, police and paramedics at a crash appeared online.

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