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

Housebuilders ‘must create travellers’ sites’

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:41am Thursday 24th April 2014

HUGE housing schemes in York could be blocked unless developers agree to include travellers' sites in their plans.

Highways bosses sceptical on calls for 50mph speed limit on A64 at Bilbrough Top

York Press: JAM TODAY: Traffic on the A64 at Bilborough

10:36am Thursday 24th April 2014

HIGHWAYS bosses have given a cool reception to calls for a 50 mph limit on a stretch of the A64 between York and Tadcaster.

Firms sign up for York 10k corporate challenge

York Press: From the top, Mike West, construction manager for Morrison Utility Services with Graham Watson, corporate manager and Vicki Robinson, from Run For All events, outside York Minster

11:23am Thursday 24th April 2014

HUNDREDS of businessmen and women will battle it out to be the fastest firm in the city as part of the York 10K corporate challenge.

Farmer killed by falling bales of straw, inquest hears

York Press: webpix court justice

9:57am Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAN was killed by falling bales of straw as he performed a routine farm task, an inquest heard.

York reaches final stages of European innovation challenge

York Press: Stonegate and the Mansion House from the Central Tower at York Minster. Picture: Mike Tipping

9:03am Thursday 24th April 2014

YORK has reached the finals of a European competition intended to inspire innovative solutions to urban challenges.

Replica military hospital gets ready to stand down

York Press: Image by Sgt Paul Morrison RLC - 15/04/2014 MoD Release Authorised Handout Image IMAGE: Personnel work on a mock injury at the portable CT scannerThe medics taking the Ôlast shiftÕ at BritainÕs military hospital in Afghanistan before i

8:48am Thursday 24th April 2014

MEDICS in York who will be taking the last shift at Britain’s military hospital in Afghanistan before its closure later this year have been passed fit for duty.

Search is on for the best primary school project in York

York Press: Pupils at Tang Hall Primary school work on their "Green Machine" project , which won last year's Primary School Project of the Year award. Nigel Holland. (5617869)

8:37am Thursday 24th April 2014

AS children across York go back to class for the last few months before the summer holidays, The Press is on the hunt for the city's best primary school project.

Bishopthorpe Road cookshop couple bring home trophy from national awards

York Press: ACCOLADE: Frankie and Johnny Hayes in their award-winning cook shop in Bishopthorpe Road, YorkPicture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

8:04am Thursday 24th April 2014

A YORK kitchenware retailer has brought home the silverware after being named Britain’s Best Cookshop in the North.

Bigger Bertie put out to pasture at Burnby Hall Gardens

York Press: The giant Rocking Horse arrives at Burnby Hall gardens. Made by the Rocking Horse Shop at Fangfoss, the giant horse was presented to the gardens by Angela Musson and Sean Smith of Detectamet Ltd who bought it to keep it in Yorkshire. Picture David Harriso

11:19am Thursday 24th April 2014

AT 14 foot tall, "Bigger Bertie" rocks into view bigger than the average rocking horse, and most families would struggle to fit him in their homes.

Harrogate Spring Flower Show opens at the Great Yorkshire Showground

York Press: 23/04/14Model Charlotte Wood pictured with a hat made of foliage to launch this years Harrogate Spring Flower Show.Pic Sarah Caldecott (5622427)

10:34am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE first big event of the UK gardening calendar swings into action today.

Driver was nearly four times drink-drive limit

York Press: webpix court justice

10:24am Thursday 24th April 2014

A MOTORIST has been given an eight-week suspended prison sentence after he was caught driving at nearly four times the drink-drive limit.

Strensall Brownies face closure unless new leader can be found

York Press: A group of Strensall Brownies pictured during a visit to the climbing wall at Go Outdoors

9:34am Thursday 24th April 2014

A FLOURISHING Brownie group near York is in danger of closing unless a new leader can be found.

Shop donates bikes to get kids pedalling

York Press: Bradley and Casey Want, who run Recycle York, have donated bikes to pre-school children in an effort to get more young people interested in cycling ahead of the Tour de France Grand Départ in York

9:48am Thursday 24th April 2014

A York bike shop has decided to give away the children’s bikes it receives as part of an effort to encourage cycling across the city.

Dot, 91, flees frozen Canada for a warm welcome in her home city

York Press: Dot Ford who was a war bride and moved to Canada with her husband after World War Two. Pictured with her cousin Anne Thistleton, left, of Acomb, and back from left, Dot's daughters Maureen Bilawchuk, Sharon Polachek, Gail Armitage and grand daughter M

7:55am Thursday 24th April 2014

A WAR bride who emigrated to Canada more than half a century ago has been reunited with her family in York.

York kidnap and rape trial - DAY 2

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5:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WOMAN has today told a court she grabbed a knife to defend herself against a would-be rapist in York.

Drink-driver banned after crash

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3:04pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DRINK-DRIVER has been banned from the roads and ordered to pay £400 after a crash that left him and his passenger injured.

Plans discussed for future of York's rail industry

York Press: On track campaign

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YORK'S rail industry is set to be bolstered by a new cluster organisation made up of businesses and educators in the sector to promote the city's rail offering.

York pub to be relaunched on Friday

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6:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A YORK pub is being relaunched this week, following refurbishment.

Family’s tribute to inspirational Harvey Pettit

York Press: Harvey Pettit with his girlfriend Holly Kneeshaw

12:22pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HARVEY Pettiit was a special young man who had the amazing ability to draw people to him and lift them up with his personality and humour according to his family and friends.

Woman arrested after A19 crash

York Press: Groom ends up in police cell on day of wedding after alleged drink-driving incident in Newhaven

12:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car crashed on the A19 in North Yorkshire early today.

Woman, 21, kidnapped in York and raped three times, court told

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7:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WOMAN was kidnapped in York then raped three times by a martial arts expert who had already attacked three other women, a court has been told.

Farmer’s death was accidental - inquest

York Press: webpix court justice

11:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FARMER was killed when his head became trapped in an electronic trailer gate crushing his skull, an inquest has been told.

‘Heart screenings at schools may save lives’

York Press: Allan and Marje Scott, of Beadlam, holding a photo of their son, Mike, who died in 1996

11:21am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE PARENTS of a keen sportsman who died suddenly from an undetected heart condition will help to relaunch a major campaign to raise awareness of the problem.

Concern over soaring death toll on North Yorkshire's roads

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:14am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE number of people killed on North Yorkshire's roads has soared to its highest level in seven years.

Seven former pupils return to York secondary school to teach

York Press: They've been here before seven teachers and support staff at Manor CE Academy used to be students at the school.This kind of déjà vu experience happens occasionally, but its unusual for there to be such a high number of staff who are

10:52am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SEVEN former pupils of a York secondary school enjoyed it so much that they have all gone back to work there.

Man knocked to the ground and kicked in Malton street

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:47am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 38-year-old man has been punched, knocked to the ground and kicked by three men in Malton.

Apollo Festival returns with a top line-up

York Press: MR COOL: Jack Jackson, lead singer of Ice Hole, performs at the Apollo Festival, Clifton Park                                                     Picture: Nigel Holland

10:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ORGANISERS behind a charity music festival have said this year's event will be bigger than ever.

Big wheel proposal is abandoned by NRM

York Press: The big wheel when it was previously at the National Railway Museum

9:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PLANS to bring a big wheel back to York city centre have collapsed just days before the scheme was due for final approval by the city council.

Council to vote on rail college campaign

York Press: HS2 objections are laid out by Three Rivers politicians

9:44am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

COUNCILLORS will tonight vote on whether to support a new rail college which will bring thousands of new apprenticeships to York.

Evening entertainment pilot scheme plan for Coppergate Centre

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FAMILY friendly evening entertainment could come to the city centre this summer in a pilot scheme based at the Coppergate Centre.

Parkinson's Disease victim appeals for people to show patience

York Press: James DeLittle, who has asked for people to try to be patient when they encounter Parkinson’s sufferers

9:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PARKINSON’S Disease sufferer has appealed for people to be patient when they come across those afflicted by the 'horrible' condition.

Figures reveal reduction in number of suspects skipping court appearances in York

York Press: webpix court justice

8:29am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of people in York and Selby have failed to attend court since the closure of Selby Magistrates' Court, but fewer than in previous years.

New Streetsafe project set to help vulnerable students

York Press: York man Ben Clarkson, drowned in River Ouse March 2014SUBMITTED PIC (5577703)

8:07am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DETAILS of a plan to look after vulnerable students around York have been revealed by a students' union.

Warm weather brings out the shoppers this Easter

York Press: Crowds queue ouside John Lewis at the opening of their new store at the opening of the Vangarde Shopping Park. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5589156)

7:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SUNNY skies helped York's retailers enjoy a cracking Easter with both city centre and out of town retailers experiencing a busy weekend.

Veteran Reg Clemmitt gets a fitting send-off

York Press: Normandy veteran Ken Smith leaves St Oswald's Church in Fulford after Reg Clemmitt's funeral. Pic: Mike Tipping (5588526)

11:29am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FORMER servicemen from across the area have rallied round to give a York Royal British Legion stalwart and Normandy veteran the send-off he deserved.

Bid now for chance to feed these cute meerkats at Flamingo Land

York Press: Sarah Mills feeds the meerkats at Flamingoland.Nigel Holland. (5588800)

11:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

READERS have only days left to bid for the chance to feed these cute meerkats during a cracking day out at a North Yorkshire theme park and zoo.

Funding will help to make transport greener

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10:47am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BID for £100,000 funding to improve travel advice in York has been described as "exemplary" by the Department of Transport.

York author's latest novel chosen for World Book Night

York Press: matt haig writer (5588318)

10:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YORK author Matt Haig's latest novel The Humans - a quirky, satirical story about an alien stranded on earth in a human body - will be handed out free to people across the country as part of World Book Night tonight (Weds April 23).

Ten-mile pub crawl raises £5,000 for Special Care Baby Unit

York Press: Jo Starkey (centre) presents a cheque for £5,315.22 toJudith Hills at SCBU York Hospital watched by (left) Senel Hussein (correct), Lisa Walters, Kylie Theaker and Debra Miles.Nigel Holland. (5586538)

9:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEAM of fundraisers have donated more than £5,000 to York Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit.

Mosque leaders back Lord Mayor's campaign against domestic violence

York Press: SUPPORT: The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Julie Gunnell, at the Mansion House, with Imam Abid Salik, right, and York Mosque president Ismail Miah, showing their support for the White Ribbon campaign

9:44am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE President and Imam of York Mosque have visited the Mansion House to show support for the Lord Mayor's campaign against domestic violence.

Wind turbine plan is rejected by committee

York Press: GREEN LIGHT: Carmarthenshire's planning committee approved an application to erect a wind turbine on land off Heol Ddu on the outskirts of Ammanford.

10:56am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PLANS to build a wind turbine near Selby have been refused by planners, almost a year after they were first submitted.

Free tickets offered as part of Catch the Bus Week

York Press: Arriva is hoping to win French train contracts

10:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

People in Yorkshire are being offered free tickets for local Arriva bus services as part of this year’s Catch the Bus Week, which runs from next Monday ( April 28) to Sunday, May 4.

Coast to coast bike ride planned for two charities

York Press: EASY RIDERS: From left, Peter Walker, Mark Whitaker, Daniel Sutcliffe, Sarah Smith, James Atkinson, Gill and Jim Murphy (who along with Sarah Smith are founders of Circle of Hope) and Jason Glassby

9:48am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GROUP of cyclists are to take part in a coast-to-coast ride to raise money for two charities.

UPDATE: Severe delays on York buses

York Press: New Dales bus link established

5:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THERE is major traffic disruption in York this afternoon, leading to delays on bus services.

Appeal target is reached in days thanks to Press readers

York Press: Jenny Herrera, of York anti-poverty charity Acts 435, celebrates after raising £1,645 in only a few days thanks to Press readers

11:44am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

YOU'VE done it! A York charity today issued a huge thank you to readers of The Press, after an incredible response to an Easter appeal for help.

Miners vote overwhelmingly for phased closure of North Yorkshire colliery

York Press: Kellingley Colliery

2:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MINERS at a North Yorkshire colliery have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a phased rundown of the doomed mine.

Speed cameras - New locations announced for York & North Yorks

York Press: Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire

5:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE locations for North Yorkshire Police's safety camera vans have been announced for the next week.

Man charged over North Yorkshire stabbing

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

8:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN has been charged in connection with a stabbing outside a North Yorkshire pub.

Death rate on North Yorks roads hits 7-year high

York Press: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

4:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE number of people killed on North Yorkshire’s roads has reached its highest level in seven years.

Girl, 14, headbutted in York

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

3:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TEENAGE girl was head-butted by a stranger while walking in a York street, police have said today.



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