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

Labour stripped of powerful posts in dramatic night at Guildhall

York Press: A library picture of inside the council chamber at City of York Council where councillors last night approved the authority’s budget plans

7:40am Friday 24th October 2014

RESURGENT opposition parties dramatically seized control of key council positions in York last night, as they made their majority count for the first time.

Call for action on former chocolate factory site

York Press:

8:36am Friday 24th October 2014

CITY leaders are calling for action on what they call the "missing piece of the jigsaw" in the redevelopment of York's major brownfield sites.

Benefit cuts causing hardship for working people in York

York Press: Citizens Advice Bureau

7:49am Friday 24th October 2014

INCREASINGLY more York people in work are getting into financial difficulties while some are cutting back on food and fuel to meet bills, York and District Citizens' Advice Bureau heard at its annual meeting.

Trophies awarded for Dragon Boat race

York Press:

8:46am Friday 24th October 2014

TROPHIES have been presented to fundraisers for the Lord Mayor of York's charities at the Mansion House.

Allegation of sexual assault in New Earswick

York Press:

11:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are investigating reports of an alleged sexual assault in a York village.

York council accused of pushing people into poverty

York Press:

3:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YORK council bosses have pushed people into debt through benefit changes that completely go against their anti-poverty agenda, a critical new report claims today.

Archbishop of York 'deeply ashamed' at church's handling of child abuse allegations - UPDATED

York Press: Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu

11:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 13-YEAR-OLD chorister was abused during visits to the York home of a former cathedral dean, an inquiry report has revealed.

York needs 'better quality hotels'

York Press: Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa in York

11:23am Thursday 23rd October 2014

YORK'S hotel industry is suffering from"cannibalisation" following an increased number of budget hotels according to a long awaited report into the city's accommodation offering.

Castle Howard's avenue of trees and Stray Walls on 'at risk register'

York Press:

10:26am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE stately avenue of lime trees at Castle Howard has been identified as at risk in a new register published by English Heritage.

19 cars come off rally track following suspected sabotage

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:29am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are calling for rallygoers to help them investigate a possible case of sabotage at a Dalby Forest car rally which led to 19 cars coming off the track.

Army of volunteers transform community centre garden

York Press:

9:39am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THREE days of hard work by teams of volunteers from York workplaces have transformed a community centre garden in the city.

Hotels boss hit by driving ban

York Press:

11:08am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE managing director of the Skelwith Group of hotel and property companies has been banned from driving after police clocked him doing 100 mph on the A1 in North Yorkshire.

Survey reveals loneliness is a key problem in York

York Press: Healthwatch York logo

9:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SURVEY of people in York has shown loneliness is affecting the health and wellbeing of a significant proportion of people in the city.

Motor yacht club defends plans to extend moorings alongside York's River Ouse

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

8:36am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE president of a York boat club which wants to create 14 new moorings on the River Ouse has hit back at criticism of the scheme.

Social worker struck off for improper relationship

York Press: Scales - zxc

7:55am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SOCIAL worker has been struck off after admitting to an inappropriate sexual relationship with a vulnerable adult.

Cyclist injured in North Yorkshire crash - road now reopened - UPDATED

York Press: Police - zxc

9:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CYCLIST has been injured in a collision with a car in Oatlands Drive, Harrogate.

SPECIAL REPORT: Never giving up on homeless frontline

York Press:

1:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

In the second part of our investigation into York’s homeless, the manager of a vital service reveals plans to support more people in need of a roof over their heads.

9 news snippets you may have missed

York Press: A vote being entered at the ballot box

2:42pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

Funding concern for Together York pilot scheme

York Press: REPORT RESPONSE: Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick

9:12am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SCHEME to help people with mental health issues in York is facing a shortfall of almost £40,000.

York first place in the world to be twinned with itself

York Press:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

YORK has become the first place in the world to be twinned with itself.

Man seriously injured in East Yorkshire crash

York Press: Police - zxc

9:48am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN suffered serious injuries in a crash in East Yorkshire early today.

Boiler explodes in farmhouse near Easingwold

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

8:55am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BOILER exploded when a fire broke out in a farmhouse off Rookery Lane, Crayke, near Easingwold, but no-one was injured.

Famous faces pledge support for Martin House children's hospice

York Press:

9:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THREE new celebrity ambassadors pledging their support to a Yorkshire children's hospice have spoken of their pride at being involved in the project.

April's Disney dreams come true

York Press: Members of House Martin's Day Nursery, Malton who took part in a sponsored assault  course challenge in aid of April Benton (pictured)   (L-R), Julie Twamley, Julie Smith, Audrey Wilson, Emma O'Dwyer, Amy King and Amanda Beecham   Picture : Frank

1:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LITTLE girl with an extremely rare condition is to fulfil a dream to meet her favourite Disney characters thanks to the generosity of local people.

‘End doubt over asphalt plant plans’

York Press: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

1:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PLANNING for an asphalt plant at Whitewall Quarry in Norton has been deferred for the ninth time for further submissions to be considered.

Rescuers are praised after pulling woman from River Ouse

York Press:

12:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO MEN who rescued a woman from the River Ouse have been praised by police.

Manhunt launched for missing York man

York Press:

12:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MANHUNT has been launched to find York offender John Alcock.

Burglar who hit York woman with hammer has total sentence cut

York Press:

11:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A THUG who repeatedly hit a defenceless York woman with a hammer during a night-time attack in her own bedroom and also burgled a home where children were alone has had his total sentence cut on appeal.

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘It’s easier to go into prison because York is the worst place to find anywhere to live’

York Press:

11:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The millions of visitors that come to York each year do so for the city’s beauty, scenery and attractions. But among the bustling streets packed with shoppers and tourists, a largely ignored few live in desperation. As part of our Stamp Out Poverty campaign, a special investigation over today and tomorrow reveals that time on the streets does not mean all is lost, and remarkable work is being done to tackle an easily forgotten problem inside the city’s walls.

Rough sleepers discovered they were long-lost brothers

York Press:

10:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BROTHERS who spent years on the streets together without knowing they were related found strength when they discovered each other's true identity.

Layerthorpe hotel and link road set for go ahead

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:38am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS for a new hotel and long awaited link road to relieve inner ring road congestion are set to get the go ahead on Thursday.

York court staff confiscate 735 banned items

York Press:

10:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HUNDREDS of knives, tools, cameras and canisters containing alcohol were confiscated from people attempting to enter York's courts.

Housing plans for Terry's site scaled down

York Press: Construction begins at the Terry's site in York following a 9 year gap since its closure.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8741847)

8:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANNED new apartment blocks on the site of former York chocolate factory have been scaled down by developers after an outcry from neighbours.

13 news snippets you may have missed

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

3:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

Respected joiner Peter Thompson dies

York Press: LEGACY: Peter Thompson, who has died

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE chairman of a York joinery company has died after a two and a half year struggle with cancer.

Volunteers help to develop a community garden

York Press:

11:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS from York workplaces have completed a second day's work at Foxwood Community Centre, transforming an under-used garden into an outdoor space for the whole community.

College pays tribute to Baker Street saxophonist

York Press:

11:23am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos - on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street - has died.

Woman dragged to the ground and robbed by youths in Northallerton

York Press:

5:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN was dragged to the ground and robbed as she walked home through a Northallerton park, police have revealed.

Be a pud sport and join the Santa jog for charity

York Press:

11:57am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHRISTMAS came very early to a York primary school.

Facilities misery for disabled shoppers

York Press:

10:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND woman battling Multiple Sclerosis has hit out at company's with "horrendous" disabled facilities.

Mother thanks well-wishers for raising £2,300 to help son get upstairs at his York home

York Press:

8:51am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MOTHER has thanked 'truly generous' well-wishers who have raised £2,300 towards an appeal to help her quadriplegic son get upstairs at their York home.

Fairground attraction for diamond wedding couple

York Press:

9:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CHANCE meeting on the dodgems may not be a fairytale romantic setting for most, but for one couple it was to be the start of a relationship lasting 60 years and counting.

Anna defies diagnosis to complete charity ride

York Press:

9:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHEN Anna De Renzis fell and broke her ankle in three places, it took four operations and three years for her to recover.

Bridge production shelved to allow for archaeological dig

York Press: FRESH LOOK: An artist's impression of the new-look York Theatre Royal

3:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PRODUCTION of Arthur Miller's classic play A View from the Bridge, due to be staged at York Theatre Royal in February, has been cancelled.

Barber’s fan-tache-stic charity effort

York Press:

10:15am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THIS barber is more familiar with removing hair than growing it - but has added a new feature to his face to raise funds for war heroes.

Bus service reinstated to help stranded Tadcaster residents

York Press: Arriva is hoping to win French train contracts

9:04am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BUS company says it has come to the aid of stranded extra care residents in Tadcaster, following a year-long campaign to get a service reinstated.

Rowntree memories can be heard at new audio-post in Rowntree Park

York Press: vivid autumn colours reflected in the Rowntree Park lake as a couple enjoy a stroll

11:35am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VISITORS to a York park can now listen to residents speaking about what Rowntree means to them - thanks to an oral history project.

Major deal signed for York Central development

York Press:

12:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LANDMARK deal has been signed between city council leaders and Network Rail to start the redevelopment of the 35-hectare York Central site.

Fire at luxury hotel started by smouldering dead flies

York Press: ON FIRE: Firefighters tackle the blaze at Crathorne Hall.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

12:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SMOULDERING dead flies which had been zapped by an electric insect killer are being blamed for starting a fire that ripped through a Grade II listed hotel in North Yorkshire.

Fresh hope for regulars trying to save York pub

York Press:

3:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FRESH hope has emerged for campaigners and pub regulars fighting to save their local from a supermarket giant.



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Harry Carter signing lifts York City Knights (link)

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