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

Breaking news Archbishop of York 'deeply ashamed' at church's handling of child abuse allegations

York Press: Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu

12:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A REPORT on the Church of England’s handling of child abuse allegations against a former cathedral dean has strongly criticised a former Archbishop of York.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Woman missing for three days

York Press:

2:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police have made a public appeal for help in finding a woman who has been missing since Saturday evening.

Victim left shaken after men with knife burgle York house

York Press: DELEGATION: A conference of the UK's most senior ranking police officers is taking place in North Yorkshire

1:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO men with a knife have been disturbed breaking into a house in York. 

Flamingo Land chosen as proposed bidder for re-development of Futurist site

York Press:

1:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Scarborough Borough Council has announced that the proposed bidder for the redevelopment of the site of the Futurist theatre in Scarborough is Flamingo Land, the hugely successful theme park near Malton.

Thugs jailed for attack on students

York Press: (11410062)

10:16am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOUR binge-drinking thugs who beat up three students in York city centre, have been jailed for nearly ten years.

Teenagers in overturned car crash in York

York Press:

10:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGER has been kept in hospital over night after the car he was driving overturned on York's ring road. 

Concerns for missing York man - updated with new picture

York Press:

9:25am Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE have issued an urgent appeal to help find a man who is missing from his home in Dunnington, York.

York Cares challenge gets underway at Foxwood Community Centre

York Press:

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

VOLUNTEERS from York workplaces took a break from their day jobs to help on a major overhaul of a much-loved community centre garden.

Small businesses call for help in reducing antisocial behaviour

York Press:

9:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SMALL businesses in York's city centre want to see antisocial behaviour tackled but have voiced mixed views on how it should be paid for.

Shopkeeper claims York market revamp wrecked her custom

York Press:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SHOPKEEPER claims the £1.5 million revamp of York's Market has had a devastating impact on her fledgling business nearby.

Man used a counterfeit licence in driving scam

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN who used a fake Bulgarian driving licence to try and get a UK driving licence must do 100 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Details of Fulford School’s new facilities are revealed

York Press: An architect's impression of the new two storey classroom block planned for Fulford School.

10:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DETAILED plans have been unveiled for major extensions at a popular York school.

9 news snippets you may have missed

York Press: Mike Catt

1:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

Thousands enjoy a taste of country life at Countryside Live event

York Press: Max Clough aged 12 from Pickering preparing his Dutch Texel sheep on the opening day of  Countryside Live at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THOUSANDS of people made this weekend's annual Countryside Live event one of the biggest ever.

Harrogate man pleads not guilty to murder charge

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:46am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN will face trial next year after denying a murder in North Yorkshire.

York Civic Trust unveil plaque at former Rowntree’s grocery business site

York Press: New Plaque is unveiled at the Pavement in York, by Peter Addyman of York Civic Trust, Julia Unwin of Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Bridget Morris of the Rowntree Society.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (11667002)

10:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN ICONIC York shop may now be the home of a popular pizza restaurant but historians are determined to remember its roots.

Hotel homes plan vetoed

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

11:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to build two large houses in the garden of a former hotel in York have been rejected.

Bloodaxe ready for book challenge

York Press: Eric Bloodaxe (Stuart Perry of the Jorvik Centre) with Sue Matthews, of Explore York Libraries & Archives, at the launch of the Bloodaxe Book Challenge. Pic: Mike Tipping (11665026)

10:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOOKWORMS with a passion for swords, shields and horned helmets are to tackle a page turning competition.

New outdoor classroom at York school given stone from Minster Chapter House

York Press:

8:33am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PIECE of the 13th century Chapter House at York Minster will take pride of place in a new reflective garden being created at a York secondary school.

York has some of the best school attendance figures in the country

York Press: Jon Stonehouse, Director of Childrens' Services, Education and Skills at the City of York Council outside the West Offices. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5232500)

8:25am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN in York have some of the best attendance figures in the country.

Shoplifting family are condemned by judge

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A JUDGE has condemned a shoplifting family who stole designer clothes and sold them online.

Elderly man injured in Market Weighton crash

York Press: Mobile Send Your News

12:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FURTHER details have been released by police about a collision involving two pensioners.

Wallaby is a favourite at Askham Bryan College

York Press:

11:52am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE wallaby which was captured by police in York is settling into its new home and has become the topic of classes at a local college.

Care assistant denies hospital thefts

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HEALTHCARE assistant has denied 13 charges of stealing cash and jewellery from staff and patients at a North Yorkshire hospital.

Prepare to be spooked this Halloween

York Press:

8:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GET your proton packs, overalls and ghost traps at the ready and step back in time to the 1980s this Halloween.

Harrogate to host tattoo convention

York Press:

11:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TATTOO fans are set to descend on Harrogate in their hundreds this weekend as one of the UK’s biggest public body art contests comes to town.

Man admits causing York woman's death after driving at four times the drink-drive limit

York Press:

6:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MOTORIST has today pleaded guilty to causing the death of a well-loved law firm employee while driving at four times the drink drive limit.

Charity launched in memory of York murder victim, exactly one year on

York Press:

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

FRIENDS and colleagues of a York woman who was murdered a year ago today have gathered to launch a charitable trust in her name.

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