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

Armed police called after fight in York

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

7:14pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ARMED police were called out in York this evening following reports of two men being involved in a fight, which possibly involved a weapon.

Motorbike and car involved in serious crash in North Yorkshire

York Press: Police - zxc

5:23pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CAR and a motorbike have been involved in a serious collision in North Yorkshire.

VIDEO: Comic Roy 'Chubby' Brown fined after being caught reading newspaper at the wheel

York Press:

11:25am Thursday 21st August 2014

Roy 'Chubby' Brown - real name Royston Vasey - spotted reading The Sun at the wheel of his car.

Live GCSE results coverage for York, North and East Yorkshire

York Press:

8:36am Thursday 21st August 2014

Follow the stories secondary schools across York, North and East Yorkshire

Police appeal after minor crash in Bishopthorpe

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:41am Thursday 21st August 2014

YORK police are appealing for information after a minor crash in the city.

Mother's heartbreak after finding her baby has rare incurable condition

York Press: Baby Blake Knaggs with his mum Lousie Knaggs,  from Haxby who suffers from Mucolipidosis.Pic Nigel Holland (9493911)

11:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTHER has told of her heartbreak after discovering her baby son has an ultra-rare genetic condition that will cost him his life.

One-legged man admits crutch fight

York Press:

10:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A 61-YEAR-OLD York man with an artificial leg attacked a 72-year-old with his crutch in a brawl on Acomb Green.

Plans for "luxury" city centre homes welcomed

York Press: A computer generated image of how St Leonard's Place will look following the proposed £25 million development

10:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

PLANS for a £25 million transformation of St Leonard's Place into residential dwellings have been welcomed by neighbouring organisations and historians.

Call for city to create ‘better jobs’

York Press: Job centre - jobs

10:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

YORK has the highest level of jobs growth in low-skilled and low-paid occupations in the country.

Health boss’s conflict on IVF

York Press: Dr Mark Hayes

9:41am Thursday 21st August 2014

A YORK health boss has explained why he did not vote in a crucial decision over IVF - and has said he will oppose such a postcode lottery if elected as MP.

Soaring bill for housing benefit in York revealed

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

7:58am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE amount of housing benefits paid out by City of York Council has almost doubled in less than a decade, new figures have revealed.

Alex Ferguson at York Racecourse as Ebor Festival gets underway

York Press: The Ebor Festival Meeting York  Racecourse, Wednesday August 20th. Sir Alex Ferguson has a chat with jockey Ryan Moore  aheaad of the Juddmonte Stakes  Picture Frank Dwyer (9528226)

11:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

SIR Alex Ferguson was among a crowd of about 18,000 at York Racecourse when the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival got under way yesterday.

Councils to save money by sharing health and safety boss

York Press:

10:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

SHARING senior health and safety staff with a neighbouring council could save York tens of thousands of pounds a year, a council report says.

Fracking claims refuted by opponent groups

York Press:

7:43am Thursday 21st August 2014

A REPORT claiming a controversial drilling technique would not be as visually intrusive as a wind farm or solar farm has been slammed by those against the process.

Do you remember this dramatic accident in York?

York Press:

9:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

It happened 30 years ago today, when a lorry carrying an excavator hit the footbridge outside St Peter’s School and brought it crashing down.

Tributes paid to one of the area’s longest-serving clergymen

York Press: 13/10/04: Canon Gwynne Richardson who has retired aged 65 from his post of Rector of South Milford and Monk Fryston
1992 STOCK (9493314)

9:36am Thursday 21st August 2014

One of the area's longest-serving clergymen, Canon Gwynne Richardson, has died after losing a battle with cancer.

Staff’s talents go on display in York Hospital exhibition

York Press: Sanjay Gupta with one of his photographs  being exhibited at York  Hospital. Nigel Holland (9467683)

9:12am Thursday 21st August 2014

Staff at York Hospital are showing how multi-skilled they are in a display of their talents outside work.

Mum and daughter to chop their hair for charity

York Press: Tammy Banks and her daughter Charla who are cut off their hair to make wigs for cancer patients.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9492877)

7:59am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MUM and daughter are having their long hair cut to help children with cancer.

Youngsters’ afternoon tea wins a round of applause

York Press: Pictured at the afternoon tea are: Betty, a guest, Emily and Daniel, from SASH, Hazel, a volunteer driver, Anna and Betty, guests, Emma, from SASH, Janet, a volunteer driver, Vi, a guest, and Andrea, a volunteer driver

8:29am Thursday 21st August 2014

TEA and cake brought together two generations when young people from a York youth homelessness charity hosted an afternoon tea for older guests.

Officers to crack down on illegal anglers

York Press: GONE FISHING: A serene spot is at Llanover on the Usk just above Pantygoitre Bridge.

10:19am Thursday 21st August 2014

ANGLERS without licences are facing a Bank Holiday blitz by fisheries enforcement officers in Yorkshire.

£25m "world-class" housing plans unveiled for York city-centre

York Press:

9:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

One of York's most striking 19th century buildings is to be turned into houses, under new plans by developers, The Press can reveal.

A64 set for £2.2m upgrade - two months of roadworks loom

York Press: Traffic queues on the A64 near Malton which Coun Janet Sanderson would like to see upgraded

4:17pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOTORISTS are facing an autumn of delays, disruption and diversions on the A64 in North Yorkshire because of a £2.2 million resurfacing programme.

Lack of thermals forces gliders to come down in fields

York Press: Modern glider in actionPhoto supplied by Yorkshire Gliding Club

3:51pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

SEVERAL gliders taking part in a competition at an East Yorkshire gliding club have been forced by a lack of thermals to land in fields and on airfields.

Debate set to agree Lendal Bridge fines repayment policy

York Press: Lendal Bridge (for library). Pic: Mike Tipping (9472519)

11:28am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FRESH debate will be held next week over the repayment of drivers fined for crossing York's Lendal Bridge during a controversial trial.

Lack of volunteers threatens Pickering Sixties Festival

York Press:

11:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

PICKERING Sixties Festival is in danger of folding unless more volunteers come forward to help run the event.

Family’s thanks for help after poorly baby trauma

York Press: Emily Collier was born in January of this year with serious complications and was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment. It was here that her parents heard the devastating news that Emily’s left lung had collapsed and her right lung was in

10:57am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE mother of a baby girl who suffered serious health problems has spoken of her gratitude for the support they have been given.

Contenders for franchises to run York rail services announced

York Press: A TransPennine Express train makes its way past the level crossing at Kirkham Abbey. Pic: Mike Tipping (9469481)

10:51am Wednesday 20th August 2014

PASSENGERS have been promised "a world-class rail network" as the Government announced the shortlists of companies to run future rail services in the North.

York National Book Fair returns for its 40th year

York Press: The York Book Fair at York Racecourse. Picture : Garry Atkinson.Reporters Ring Paul on 07968 725904 and organiser Janette Ray on 07803941307 (9438846)

10:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FAIR of rare and wonderful literature is celebrating its fortieth birthday this year.

Ideas for fun family days out this Bank Holiday weekend

York Press: Mark Taylor with fellow riders from Royal British Legion, riders branch, at Fulford show.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9447116)

10:03am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BUMPER weekend of delights are expected to thrill families over the bank holiday weekend.

Nine abandoned dogs put to sleep

York Press:

7:45am Wednesday 20th August 2014

NINE stray dogs were put to sleep last year when their owners failed to collect them from the dog warden in York.

Woman charged with causing death by dangerous driving

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of a 15-year-old girl, in a road accident on the A19 two years ago.

York Racecourse getting creative to welcome Ebor races

York Press: Hannah Wyatt, Milner, puts the finishing touches to an installation of an Edible Dress and Jockey on show for the Ebor Festival at York Racecourse   Piccture Frank Dwyer (9458057)

9:11am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN edible jockey and a grass paddock inside a department store are just two of the ways the city plans to welcome visitors for the highlight of its racing season.

Former drama teacher takes Game of Thrones starring role

York Press: (9445988)

8:08am Wednesday 20th August 2014

EAGLE-eyed viewers of a certain age may have spotted a former Goole teacher on their small screens.

York's new radio station goes live

York Press: Presenters Chris Marsden and Dougie Weake who helped launch Vale Radio at Haxby memorial Hall.Nigel Holland (9425616)

7:47am Wednesday 20th August 2014

VALE Radio, York’s newest radio station, went live on Monday.

Virus-themed artwork goes on display during international virology conference

York Press: PHD student Emilio Zappa with some of his virus themed artwork. 
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9447375)

11:28am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THESE strangely beautiful works of art show the inner workings of a rather unsavoury subject - viruses.

Pedestrian hit by car in Gillygate

York Press: Police - zxc

9:02am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A PEDESTRIAN was taken to hospital after they were knocked over in York.

Special ale created for Selby Abbey's medieval day

York Press: Canon John Weetman celebrates with a glass of Benedicts Brew at Selby Abbey watched by Susan Simpson from Brown Cow Brewery Selby.Nigel Holland (9426112)

9:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SPECIAL ale called Benedict's Brew has been produced for a medieval day to be held at a North Yorkshire abbey later this month.

Residents stage a vigil opposing trust’s plans

York Press: CANDLELIT VIGIL: Residents and co-workers from Botton Village held a candlelit vigil on Sunday.

8:51am Wednesday 20th August 2014

LAWYERS stepped in after residents of a community for people with learning disabilities were told they would not be permitted to take part in a peaceful protest over proposed changes to their way of life.

Council reveals plans to buy defunct prison in Northallerton

York Press: MASTERPLAN: Ideas for redeveloping Northallerton Prison have been put forward

10:53am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AMBITIOUS plans for the re-development of Northallerton town centre could see Hambleton District Council buy the town's former prison.

Marks & Spencer store planned for Northallerton hospital site

York Press: CONVERSION PLAN: The former Rutson Hospital, in Northallerton, which developers want to convert into a supermarket and a pub

8:11am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DEVELOPERS behind a plan to create a Marks & Spencer supermarket and a pub on a former NHS hospital have applied for planning permission to transform the site.

York rape: Man refused bail

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:29am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MAN has been remanded in custody after he was refused bail by York magistrates.

New fury in York IVF row

York Press: Dr Mark Hayes

6:16pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A YORK health boss is facing calls to resign after it emerged he did not vote in a crucial decision over IVF because he is campaigning as a Labour election candidate.

Firefighters rescue youngsters from fairground ride

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

5:53pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued three youngsters from a funfair ride in Scarborough.

Man injured in late-night attack in York

York Press: police

1:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD York man suffered head, shoulder and arm injuries when he was attacked in the city.

Closing the attainment gap within York schools

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)

11:25am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FOR a city that has a consistently high standard of education - where the number of children passing their GCSEs and doing well in school routinely beats the national average - York has one area where it is failing its youngsters.

21 pictures of Fulford Show in the 1980s and 90s

York Press:

11:03am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE 2014 Fulford Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday - so what better time to look back at shows from yesteryear?

Record breaking year for York tourism announced

York Press: Pictures to accompany Tourism figures  (9415720)

11:52am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YORK'S attractions and hotels have attracted record numbers of visitors, tourism bosses have revealed.

Drink-driver walks free after police delay

York Press: Scales - zxc

12:06pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A CONVICTED drink-driver who was caught driving while she was banned from the road has walked free because of the length of time it took police to bring her to court.

Drug dealer used girl to hide his cannabis

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A DRUG dealer who involved a 15-year-old girl in his crime has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Police quit over social media use

York Press: webpix police arrest

11:28am Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE officers and civilians working for North Yorkshire Police have been disciplined or told to resign because of their conduct on social media.



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