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

£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.

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.

Spotlight on disabled access at York tourist attractions

York Press: Visitors at the NRM yesterday

11:02am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DISABLED visitors can struggle to get around some of York’s historic buildings and tourist attractions, according to a review of access in the city.

Police probe after travellers set up camp at Clifton Moor

York Press:

10:36am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police are investigating reports of a number of incidents on a York trading estate after a large group of travellers parked up their caravans.

Bikers break speed and wheelie records at Elvington event

York Press: A rider in action during the Elvington Max Out Speed and Wheelie Weekend. Pic: Mike Tipping (9368609)

9:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

RECORDS tumbled when motorcyclists from all over the country and abroad descended on an airfield near York for a weekend of high speed spectacle.

Court life took its toll on stressed Richard III

York Press: Richard III is observed by Natalie McCaul, curator of Archeology at the Yorkshire Museum.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (6531130)

8:31am Tuesday 19th August 2014

COURT life took its toll on Yorkist King Richard III, according to new evidence uncovered in a documentary about the medieval monarch.

Safari to Spurn Point needs helping hand after vehicle gets stuck

York Press:

8:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

VISITORS enjoyed a guided tour of a Yorkshire beauty spot - although suffered a sinking feeling along the way.

York rugby league ace faces marathon challenge

York Press:

7:56am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FORMER England rugby league international Peter Fox is in training for a new type of physical challenge, having agreed to run the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon for charity.

York Minster stone auction raises £44k

York Press: Prospective buyers, in Dean's Park, view items in the York Minster stone auction. Pic: Mike Tipping (9316060)

7:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YORK Minster’s stone and wood auction raised £44,000 towards ongoing works to conserve and repair the Gothic cathedral.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

York Press: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Warning to cricket clubs over changing room sneak thief

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:12am Tuesday 19th August 2014

CRICKET clubs across North and East Yorkshire are being warned to be on their guard after a thief described as a “grey-haired gentleman” apparently stole £150 from players’ wallets at a weekend match.

Remembering the war through art

York Press: ANGELIC ART: Mark Smith of York Castle museum holds two watercolours by Alfred Pearse, themed on the legend of the Angels of Mons.

12:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THIS summer York's Castle Museum is marking the centenary of World War One by running an art workshop for children to recreate scenes from the Battle of Mons.

Protesters glue themselves to gates in anti-fracking protest

York Press:

11:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SEVERAL protesters locked and super-glued themselves to gates outside a new fracking site at Crawberry Hill, near Beverley, in East Yorkshire.

Seaside water clean-up project wins top award

York Press:

9:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound project to improve bathing water across Scarborough has scooped the top prize at an industry award ceremony.

Chance to learn about life in the Stone Age

York Press:

10:23am Tuesday 19th August 2014

VISITORS to an important North Yorkshire archaeological site will have the chance to find out about life in the Stone Age this weekend.

Student volunteers organise kids' camp for underprivileged children

York Press: Children enjoy a kids' camp run by student volunteers from the University of York

10:02am Tuesday 19th August 2014

TWENTY disadvantaged children have had one of the best weeks of their lives after going on a 'kids camp' run by student volunteers from the University of York.

More parents taking holidays without their children

York Press: Fun Without Flying

7:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THERE has been an increase in parents from Yorkshire and the Humber taking a break from family life on adult-only holidays.

Riders’ tributes as wreath visits museum

York Press:

7:45am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FORGED metal wreath named the Wreath of Respect was on display at the Yorkshire Air Museum at the weekend.

Lawyer delivers warning over medical negligence

York Press: Kim Daniells who  will still be available to offer help and advice

7:47am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MEDICAL negligence lawyer in York has warned that hospital patients who feel their medical staff have not outlined the risks of invasive procedures are turning detective to take legal redress.

Life’s just grand for Pat after winning £1,000 prize

York Press:

11:06am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A READER of The Press says she is “grinning like a Cheshire cat” after winning £1,000 in a competition organised by the paper.

Great Crested newt sculptures return at York shopping park

York Press:

12:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SCULPTURES paying tribute to hundreds of Great Crested newts are being put back in place at a York shopping centre.

Youngsters band together to make musical play

York Press:

9:25am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THIRTY young people put the finishing touches to a musical play on Friday, after just a week to put their performance together.

Police plea after tortoise goes missing from garden

York Press:

9:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THIS tortoise has been stolen from a family garden in York.



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Selby Camera Club photographic exhibition (link)

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