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

Breaking news Claudia Lawrence: searches end at York pub

York Press:

9:25am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have concluded their search of a York pub following a day of activity yesterday.

Fruity romantic sparks police scare

York Press:

2:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MISGUIDED fruity gesture led to police being called to a quiet York street.

Shopper ‘got a rush’ from exposing himself to staff in York Designer Outlet

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11:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SEX offender who toured clothes stores exposing himself to shop staff has been banned from York Designer Outlet for three years.

Keys missing from Bridlington murder hotel

York Press: APPEAL: Police want to find John Heald

10:27am Thursday 24th July 2014

A set of room keys used by a man being hunted over the fatal stabbing of a guest house landlady in East Yorkshire are being sought as part of the murder inquiry.

70mph tailgater caused crash that put 3 people in hospital

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:48am Thursday 24th July 2014

A DRIVER “tormented” another motorist with his aggressive high-speed tailgating and then crashed and put himself and two other people in hospital, York Crown Court heard.

Fresh criticism for council leaders in York social care crisis

York Press: Council chief executive Kersten England

3:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COUNCIL leaders in York have been criticised by an accountancy firm for failings in adult social care services.

Council report opposes A64 service station plans

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN AMBITIOUS scheme to put a new service station on an A64 roundabout east of the York looks set to be halted by councillors today.

Claudia Lawrence detectives arrest and bail man, 46, in York - Pub searched - 22 pics - Locals tell of shock - Claudia's dad reacts - Police say more arrests possible - FULL REPORT

York Press:

9:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A YORK pub was at the centre of the Claudia Lawrence investigation. LATEST NEWS.

Son took father's car while on bail for drink driving

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SON on bail for drink driving took his father’s car keys from his pocket and drove his car without insurance, York magistrates heard.

Complaints about Tasers increase

York Press: Police tasering of man who fell of Worcester roof was "very dangerous"

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

A REVIEW into the use of Tasers by police has shown an increase in complaints about the devices.

Caring parents who are ‘one in a million’ nominated for Community Pride awards

York Press: Community Pride nominee Celia Crampton, centre, with her daughter Lesley, left, and relative Diane Jones.

9:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

LOVING parents who do all they can for their families are being recognised for their extraordinary efforts by the Community Pride awards.

'Inspirational' charity up for Community Pride award

York Press: York Mind's mascot Edgar at a fundraising event

9:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CHARITY which helps people with mental health problems, and a nursery school for young children have both been praised for the service they give people in York.

York author Meriel Bowers dies aged 90

York Press: War service: Meriel in her ATS uniform.

10:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN author whose work touched the lives of many aspiring journalists and secretaries has died in York aged 90.

Beach Boys to shine at York Racecourse music event

York Press: William Derby, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Course at York Races (centre) joins some of the team as they get ready to have some fun fun fun, when the Beach Boys play at the course on Friday evening 25 July, after evening racing.

10:34am Thursday 24th July 2014

RACEGOERS are gearing up to have some fun fun fun with a weekend of live music at York Racecourse.

Two motorcyclists injured in crash near Tadcaster

York Press: Police - zxc

9:54am Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO motorcyclists were taken to hospital - one by air ambulance - after a crash near Tadcaster.

York-born MP Frank Dobson to step down

York Press:

9:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

YORK born veteran MP Frank Dobson has announced he will retire from politics before the next election.

Huntington couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

York Press: Donald and Joan Thorpe who celebrate their Diamond Wedding Aniversary on July 24th 2014. Picture David Harrison. (8511078)

10:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

A WELL-known retired York football referee is today celebrating 60 years of wedding bliss.

Extra £15m to repair roads in North Yorkshire

York Press: Roadworks - zxc

9:27am Thursday 24th July 2014

MILLIONS more pounds have been committed to road repairs in North Yorkshire.

British Library to host First World War family roadshow

York Press: Pictured at the launch of the WWI Family History Roadshow, are from the left Carol Smith, from Selby, Eleanor Kenny from the Europeana archive and Jeanette Payne from Leeds, looking at an autograph book containing the signatures of wounded servicemen obta

8:57am Thursday 24th July 2014

DESCENDANTS of First World War soldiers are being invited to an Antiques Roadshow-style event at the British Library near Boston Spa next month.

Community groups get fundraising extension

York Press: webpix charity donation cash money collection

8:43am Thursday 24th July 2014

COMMUNITY groups in York and North Yorkshire have been given more time to get their hands on their share of £25,000.

Village’s unique floral tribute to Great War anniversary

York Press: Stuart Robson, Brian Deamer and Mike Walker pictured with the decorative flower bed in Poppleton, marking the anniversary of WW1.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8541990)

9:14am Thursday 24th July 2014

A VILLAGE in York is commemorating the centenary of the First World War in a colourful way.

Success for young dancing star Lucas Wells

York Press: (8502913)

11:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

A MANOR CE Academy pupil has been awarded a place on one of the UK’s most prestigious dance schemes.

Art awards presented in memory of Caroline Stuttle

York Press: York artist Alan Stuttle presents cheques to art students Mathilda Mancey-Jones (correct), Emily Roberts, Kezia Hulse and Beth Jakeman at Huntington School.Mathilda collected the award for her twin sister.Nigel Holland (8386045)

11:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

YORK artist Alan Stuttle has presented cheques for £500 to Huntington School pupils Mathilda Mancey-Jones, Emily Roberts, Kezia Hulse and Beth Jakeman this week.

Local family buys million pound pad

York Press: Toby Cockcroft and Steve Davis, the Bonding WarehouseYorks first £1m luxury penthouse snapped up by local buyers - Bonding Warehouse development 75% sold before completionThree of the four luxury apartments that make up Yorks most exclusive rivers

5:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A YORK family has purchased the city's first £1 million penthouse as only one apartment remains unsold at the newly re-developed Bonding Warehouse.

Yellow seagull rescued in Scarborough

York Press:

1:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SEAGULL painted yellow in what was thought to be a pre Tour de France prank has been rescued in Scarborough.

Judge speaks out over lack of power to punish repeat offenders

York Press:

12:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

YORK’S top judge has criticised a law change that has allowed one of the city’s most prolific criminals to spend less time behind bars.

Plea to house unwanted cats

York Press: James Watruss with some of the 30 cats they are trying to rehome from their Amotherby House.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8366056)

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RYEDALE charity is urgently appealing for donations and help with rehoming after an influx of unwanted cats and kittens.

Fresh warning over river dangers as hot weather continues

York Press:

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MEN have been risking serious injury by jumping into the River Derwent from a North Yorkshire bridge.

‘Legless’ police officer ripped off shirt and attacked holidaymaker, court hears

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MURDER squad detective was “absolutely legless” when he ripped off his shirt and attacked a holidaymaker in a pub, shouting “I’m a copper – I will do what I like,” a court was told.

Legal high shop raided

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of selling legal highs to youths after his shop was raided in Scarborough.

Whitby angler catches record-breaking fish

York Press: Daniel Bennett with the 208lb skate caught off the Isle of Skye, smashing the current land record by 40lbs. See swns story SWFISH. An angler has smashed the record for the biggest fish ever caught from British shores - a whopping skate weighing more than

10:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire angler has landed the big one - the largest fish ever caught from the British shoreline.

World food restaurant to open in Tesco supermarket

York Press: Tesco logo

8:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TESCO has chosen York as the location for its first in-store Giraffe concessions in the region.

Election boundary shake-up on the way for York

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

7:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Boundary Commission has released its final recommendations for revised council boundaries in York.

Air ambulance pilot who rescued Richard Hammond retires

York Press: (8434550)

7:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE PILOT who flew BBC presenter Richard Hammond to hospital after his high-speed crash has retired after a decade with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Bishy Road receives two Community Pride nominations

York Press: Crowds in Bishopthorpe Road, Pic by Jo Hughes (7945112)

10:19am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A THRIVING high street which hosted a vibrant Tour de France celebration has become the centre of two Community Pride nominations.

Community Pride: Fundraisers recognised for their charitable work

York Press: Eunice Cooper (Community Pride nominee) (8478792)

10:17am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THREE fundraisers have been nominated for the Community Pride Awards for their tireless efforts in raising money for their communities.

Selby band signed by Robert Plant's record label

York Press: (8445049)

9:41am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BAND made up of students from Selby are a step away from the big time after signing up to a rock legend's label.

River warnings welcomed by mother of Megan Roberts

York Press: Jackie Roberts, who will take part in a walking challenge to raise money in memory of her daughter, Megan

9:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEW campaigns to encourage people to think before drinking near open water have been welcomed by Jackie Roberts.

Sisters to run for charity that saved mother’s life

York Press:

9:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO sisters whose mum battled and survived breast cancer are raising money for the charity they say helped to save her.

North Yorkshire and Humberside Police adopt code of ethics

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

7:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEW rules on how police officers at every level should behave have been introduced in North Yorkshire and Humberside.

York band marches to fifth national title

York Press: Andy Stubbs with members of St Andrews Brass Band who have won a national award for the fifth time.Nigel Holland. (8478927)

7:45am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BAND from York has celebrated winning a national title for the fifth time.

Changed diet makes Big Bee half the man he used to be

York Press: Brendan O'Donnell, 31, from East Yorkshire, who has been named Slimming World Man of the Year after losing 11st 3lbs, stands next to a cardboard cut out of himself taken before the weight loss at a photocall at The Ritz hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

12:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

"Big Bee" is celebrating his new wasp waist after shedding more than 11 stone from his oversized body.

Phil Wiggins smashes his fundraising target

York Press: Fundraiser Phil Wiggins, thanking supporters for their donations and help.

10:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FUNDRAISER Phil Wiggins has reached his £4,000 target three months ahead of schedule, but has vowed to keep going.

'Extra care' facility proposed for every major North Yorkshire town

York Press: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

8:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EVERY major town in North Yorkshire could have an "extra care" facility for older people, if proposals put forward by the county council go ahead.

14 suspected fine dodgers arrested in York - one tried to hide in his bathroom

York Press: Picture courtesy of North Yorkshire Police

11:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE executed warrants on more than a dozen fine dodgers in York this week.

North Yorkshire Police force 'good value for money'

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:16am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW report into North Yorkshire Police has judged the force "good" value for money, and said its efficiency is "outstanding".

Samaritans look to raise awareness

York Press: Watford Samaritans to celebrate 60th anniversary

9:08am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SAMARITANS will be at York Railway Station on Thursday as part of a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the charity’s round-the-clock service.

Clifton footbridge to be closed until autumn for repairs

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11:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE footbridge that crosses the A19 at St Peter’s School, Clifton, will be closed for repairs during the summer and early autumn.

Home security plea to York residents

York Press: The It Only Takes A Minute campaign highlights the importance of making sure your home is secure

10:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS in York have been urged to ensure their doors and windows are locked while they enjoy hot weather this summer, to prevent burglaries.

Bridlington murder search continues - landlady was stabbed to death - £5,000 reward for information on John Heald's whereabouts

York Press:

3:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE search for John Heald, who is wanted in connection with the murder of Bei Carter, landlady of an East Yorkshire guest house, is still ongoing.

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Picnic in the park at pioneering woodland near York (link)

Selby & Tadcaster news 8:48am Thu 24 Jul 14

MORE than 70 guests from across the county attended a special picnic at a pioneering community woodland near York.

Claudia Lawrence: searches end at York pub (link)

Ryedale news 9:25am Thu 24 Jul 14

POLICE investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have concluded their search of a York pub following a…

Tory condemns ‘personal attacks’ by council leader (link)

In brief 11:13am Thu 24 Jul 14

A SENIOR Tory councillor has accused York council leader James Alexander of ‘lashing out with personal attacks’…

Community groups get fundraising extension (link)

Fundrasing fun 8:43am Thu 24 Jul 14

COMMUNITY groups in York and North Yorkshire have been given more time to get their hands on their share of…

Christmas Market bookings soar (link)

Harrogate and Ripon news 10:10am Thu 24 Jul 14

TEMPERATURES may be soaring during a sizzling summer but thoughts are turning to colder climates as places fill up…

Keys missing from Bridlington murder hotel (link)

East Yorkshire news 10:27am Thu 24 Jul 14

A set of room keys used by a man being hunted over the fatal stabbing of a guest house landlady in East Yorkshire…

Playing Hull stars was "very good exercise" says York City boss Nigel Worthington (link)

York Press sport 12:00pm Thu 24 Jul 14

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington hailed a "very good exercise" following a 2-0 friendly defeat against Premier…

Wilby makes waves at Commonwealth Games (link)

York Press sport 12:46pm Thu 24 Jul 14

STRENSALL swimmer James Wilby swept into the final of the 200 metres breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games today.

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