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

Breaking news Helicopter crashes into sea off Yorkshire - first witness reports - rescue underway - 4.15pm UPDATE

York Press:

2:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HELICOPTER has crashed into the sea at Flamborough Head.

Baker in court for head-butting £27,000 sausage roll machine when it stopped working properly

York Press: Sausage roll lovers rejoice, you can scoff your favourite savoury snack without fear of police retribution

11:44am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A baker has been prosecuted for head-butting a sausage roll machine in anger when it stopped working properly.

Motorist stopped after pursuit in Selby

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

3:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MOTORIST was stopped in Selby yesterday after a short police pursuit.

Development gets £16m grant boost

York Press:

11:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MULTI-MILLION-POUND bid to develop hundreds of homes and shops has taken a huge step forward.

Man arrested after vulnerable pensioner targeted

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:31am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN has been arrested after a vulnerable pensioner was targeted in Selby.

Latest speed camera locations announced

York Press:

2:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE latest speed camera locations for North Yorkshire have been announced.

Consultation over future of children's heart surgery

York Press: Leeds General Infirmary

11:52am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CONSULTATION has begun into the future of children’s heart surgery in England after a review last year was dismissed by the Government as flawed

Coach offers top tips for marathon runners

York Press:

11:15am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A RUNNING coach has handed out some pearls of wisdom to those soon to tackle a gruelling marathon.

Driver who seriously injured pedestrian keeps licence

York Press: Scales - zxc

10:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BUSINESSMAN has kept his driving licence despite seriously injuring a pedestrian in York city centre.

MP calls for crackdown on bank scam after helping couple recover their life savings

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:10am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN MP has persuaded a bank to refund a couple from the Selby district who lost their life savings through a sophisticated banking scam.

Funding boost for York nature reserve

York Press:

9:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NATURE reserve in York has received a major funding boost for a new project.

Author hopes to raise awareness of child abuse

York Press:

9:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN AUTHOR from North Yorkshire is hoping to fund a children's book to help under-tens speak out about abuse.

Housing plans for village to be met with legal fight

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS dismayed over long term housing proposals for York are threatening to turn to the courts to stop highly controversial plans being made formal in York.

New support for families dealing with severe brain injuries

York Press:

9:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ACADEMICS in York have helped create a new resource for helping the families of people with severe brain injuries.

York CAB wins award

York Press: Citizens Advice Bureau

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

YORK'S CAB has won the award for Campaigning Bureau of the Year, in recognition of its social policy and campaigning work over the last year.

21 flats planned at York business park

York Press: Coun Dafydd Williams, who said a greater level of financial and benefit advice was also being looked at

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

LOW cost housing could be built on a York business park if a decision is taken to remove historic development rules restricting the site.

Two in court over £500,000 cannabis factory

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two men deny they were part of a group of people in balaclavas seen heading towards a Tadcaster cannabis factory capable of producing nearly £500,000 of the drug.

Looked-after children in York falling behind, warns report

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

LOOKED after children in York do worse in school than their peers, and their achievements fall behind looked after children in the rest of the country, according to council figures.

Dick Turpin's graveyard set for revamp

York Press:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE York graveyard where notorious highwayman Dick Turpin is thought to be buried is set for a revamp.

2 arrested over murder in York - UPDATED

York Press: Stephen Eastwood

10:53am Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder in York.

21 more pictures of 1980s York (1982 & 1983)

York Press:

1:58pm Monday 15th September 2014

Flooding, the Pope's visit and a new shopping centre for York all feature in our latest historic gallery....

York jobs under threat as phone shop closes

York Press:

6:16pm Monday 15th September 2014

ANOTHER high street name is set to disappear from York’s city centre as Phones 4u calls in administrators putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk nationwide.

Traffic lights damaged in York

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

3:42pm Monday 15th September 2014

MOTORISTS have been urged to drive carefully when approaching Leeman Road, after traffic lights were damaged today.

Cancer tragedy of mum-to-be, 33

York Press:

11:29am Monday 15th September 2014

A HEARTBROKEN husband is coming to terms with the devastating loss of his wife and unborn son who both died after the 33-year-old was struck down with breast cancer.

Driver taken to hospital after Barlby crash

York Press: Police - zxc

10:39am Monday 15th September 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after a road accident near Selby this morning.

Former POW tells for first time of his great escape from Nazi captivity

York Press:

10:32am Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER POW from York has told for the first time of his great escape from captivity during the Second World War.

Army captain from Tadcaster wins gold at Invictus Games

York Press:

11:33am Monday 15th September 2014

AN ARMY captain from Tadcaster who survived a Taliban bullet and then attempted to climb Everest won a gold medal yesterday at Prince Harry’s new Invictus Games.

Drink driver's 'foolish decision' risks job in Marines

York Press: Scales - zxc

10:18am Monday 15th September 2014

A WOULD-be Royal Marines officer put his future job prospects in jeopardy by driving while twice the drink drive limit, York Magistrates’ Court heard.

Thousands of cyclists take to traffic-free streets during weekend of cycling fun

York Press: Thousands of cyclists take to traffic-free streets during weekend of cycling fun

11:22am Monday 15th September 2014

THOUSANDS of cyclists pedalled along traffic-free streets as York staged its second Sky Ride during a weekend celebration of cycling.

Former hotel set to become a private residence again

York Press: Knavesmire Manor Hotel   Picture Frank Dwyer (8579666)

11:01am Monday 15th September 2014

THE former Knavesmire Manor Hotel in York is set to be turned back into a magnificent home.

Films highlight river safety call

York Press: DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE: The River Ouse in York. Two men armed with knives were forced to leave empty-handed when two women dressed as Vikings, who were walking alongside the river near Water End, refused to hand over their money

10:36am Monday 15th September 2014

THREE films featuring the families of people who have drowned in York's rivers will be released later this week.

Hundreds step out on Memory Walk to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society

York Press:

10:50am Monday 15th September 2014

HUNDREDS of people took part in a 'Memory Walk' through York yesterday to raise money for people affected by dementia and their carers.

Tailbacks clearing after A59 crash - UPDATED

York Press:

9:19am Monday 15th September 2014

HEAVY tailbacks are forming on the A59 after an accident at Green Hammerton blocked the road in both directions.

Scotland’s Saltire flag flying above York’s Mansion House

York Press:

10:59am Monday 15th September 2014

CITY of York Council has begun flying Scotland's Saltire flag above York’s Mansion House as the Scottish Referendum on Independence looms closer.

Plans for IVF on NHS are delayed

York Press:

9:10am Monday 15th September 2014

A CAMPAIGN for couples living in the York area to be allowed fertility treatment on the NHS has received a set back.

Safety fears raised over gas appliances in York

York Press: File photo dated 18/01/12 of gas rings on a cooker as a "new era of competition and choice" for the UK's 49 million current account holders has dawned with a guarantee which enables consumers to ditch their old bank and switch to ano

9:05am Monday 15th September 2014

ONE in ten homes in York has an unsafe gas appliance - and more than 600 homes escaped a 'deadly gas incident' in the past year.

Secret garden to be created in York city centre by people with dementia

York Press:

8:39am Monday 15th September 2014

PEOPLE with dementia are being urged to volunteer to take part in a pioneering new gardening project in York city centre.

Colourful fun run to raise funds for two hospices

York Press:

9:13am Monday 15th September 2014

RUNNERS are preparing to take part in a ‘Colour Me Happy’ Fun Run next Sunday in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice and Martin House Children’s Hospice.

RNLI set to commemorate centenary of dramatic sea rescue

York Press: HMHS Rohilla

8:04am Monday 15th September 2014

THE RNLI is preparing to commemorate the centenary of one of the most remarkable rescues in its history, which took place when a ship was wrecked off Whitby in 1914.

Big Bad Bike Ride set to have raised £80,000 for charity

York Press:

9:46am Monday 15th September 2014

FOUR hundred cyclists pedalled their way through the Wolds from York at the weekend to raise an estimated £80,000 for charity.

Scores of youngsters audition to star in Christmas panto

York Press:

10:40am Monday 15th September 2014

IT may only be September, but preparations for York Theatre Royal's Christmas panto are already getting into full swing.

Councillor claims residents were not consulted over axing of lunchtime meals

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:14am Monday 15th September 2014

A SENIOR Liberal Democrat councillor claims residents were not consulted on plans to end lunchtime meals at four York sheltered housing schemes.

Police volunteers set for duty after training comes to a close

York Press:

8:17am Monday 15th September 2014

THE latest recruits to North Yorkshire Police's Special Constabulary have completed their training.

Cyclist injured in York hit-and-run: Update 4.45pm Sunday

York Press: Police - zxc

11:35am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital with head injuries after a hit-and-run accident in York this morning.

Riverside pathway sealed off by police following assault

York Press:

11:31am Sunday 14th September 2014

POLICE have sealed off a riverside pathway in York following an assault.

York club faces £5,000 bill because concert for Help For Heroes was too noisy

York Press: FUNDS RAISED: A barbecue in Hurworth raised £5,000 for Help for Heroes

6:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A YORK social club faces a court bill of nearly £5,000 for breaking noise laws during a fund-raising concert for Help For Heroes.

Owl statue destroyed in arson attack

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

1:53pm Sunday 14th September 2014

AN ORNAMENTAL owl statue carved from a tree trunk in Scarborough has been burnt in an arson attack.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation boss calls for 'seismic shift' in tackling poverty

York Press: Julia Unwin

1:43pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation has called for a powerful independent watchdog to hold the Government to account for its record on poverty.

Ex-York City youth star dies at 36

York Press: Pocklington (red)   V  Kartiers.Mike Murr with the ball. (10303466)

12:03pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A FORMER York City youth star has died aged 36 after contracting a rare condition.

1,000 tonnes of hay destroyed by fire

York Press: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue - zxc

7:46am Saturday 13th September 2014

FIRE has destroyed about 1,000 tonnes of baled hay in a field near York.

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York City boss Nigel Worthington wants discipline against old foes Luton (link)

York Press sport 4:00pm Mon 15 Sep 14

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington has called for discipline on and off the pitch as the club renew their old rivalry…

Agony for York Lokos as a try on the last play of the season denies them their first-ever title (link)

York Press sport 10:44am Tue 16 Sep 14

YORK Lokomotive ARLC suffered immense agony as a try with the last play of the match - the last play of the season…

Helicopter crashes into sea off Yorkshire coast - 3.10pm UPDATE (link)

Ryedale news 2:53pm Tue 16 Sep 14

A helicopter has crashed at Flamborough Head.

Development gets £16m grant boost (link)

Selby & Tadcaster news 11:11am Tue 16 Sep 14

A MULTI-MILLION-POUND bid to develop hundreds of homes and shops has taken a huge step forward.

Show to help tackle isolation among elderly (link)

Harrogate and Ripon news 9:19am Sat 13 Sep 14

YOUNG singers hope to help ease loneliness among older people by staging a fundraising concert.

Baby trapped in bed freed by firefighters (link)

East Yorkshire news 10:56am Mon 15 Sep 14

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a property in Bridlington early yesterday after an 18-month baby got its head…

Tang Hall history group seeking photos (link)

In brief 10:24am Mon 15 Sep 14

THE Tang Hall Local History Group is looking for photographs and memories of the Layerthorpe area of York for their…

85-mile charity cycle ride from Lincoln Cathedral to York Minster (link)

Fundrasing fun 8:28am Mon 15 Sep 14

A TEAM of staff from a coffee roasting company, along with their friends and family, are preparing to get on their…

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