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

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

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3:52pm Tuesday 22nd 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 today.

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.

Miners vote overwhelmingly for phased closure of North Yorkshire colliery

York Press: GVs of Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire

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.

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.

New North Yorkshire speed camera locations announced

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

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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.

Man in court over Mothering Sunday robbery in York

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12:16pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN has appeared in front of a crown court judge today over the knifepoint robbery of an elderly woman and her daughter at a house in York on Mothering Sunday.

Park flats plan sparks fury

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11:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HOUSING bosses are on a collision course with residents over moves to build flats on parkland in York.

Government cash boost for York charity

York Press: Louis Lunts, 22, plans to raise £2,000 by cycling from London to Istanbul

10:49am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A YORK based charity which helps the victims of rape and sexual abuse has received a cash boost from the Ministry of Justice.

Council ‘bullies’ lose driveway renting battle

York Press: Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announces to the House of Commons in central London a proposed relaxation of planning laws. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 6, 2012. See PA story COMMONS Growth. Photo credit should read: PA Wir

10:27am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COMMUNITIES secretary Eric Pickles has successfully stopped council “bullies” from fining homeowners from renting out their driveways.

Free lectures announced as part of Festival of Ideas

York Press: TV comedian and writer Charlie Higson, who will be speaking at this year’s Festival of Ideas at the University of York

10:19am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DETAILS have been released about a new series of public lectures which will take place at the University of York in coming months.

Appeal for community groups who deserve our praise

York Press: Caleb Ellwood with food donated to the York Foodbank.

9:03am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SEVEN weeks have passed since the 2014 Community Pride awards launched and inspirational tales of dedicated and selfless people in York have been flooding in.

Friends to tackle Yorkshire Marathon in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice

York Press: St Leonards fundraiser Kate Robinson with runners(left) Drew Brabbs,Craig King, Lewis Musgrove, Tom Hair and Danny Shepherd who are entering the Plus Net Marathon.Nigel Holland.St Leonards Hospice supporter Tom Hair has mobilised his mates to take part f

8:09am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

St Leonard’s Hospice supporter Tom Hair has mobilised his mates to take part for the charity in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon on 12 October – and is encouraging others to join him.

Northern greetings like ‘love’ may prove lost on Le Tour visitors

York Press: Tour de France sculpture created at opening stage finishing line

11:41am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Organisers of the Tour de France's visit to Yorkshire have insisted they are not aiming to tone down the county's identity after it emerged volunteers were being asked to avoid traditional northern greetings like "love".

Meeting to gather support for rail college

York Press: On track campaign

11:18am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE next stage in the bid to bring the HS2 Rail College to York is being staged with a call to businesses to unite for the city's rail industry.

Gun salute in Museum Gardens marks Queen's birthday

York Press: Gun Salute to mark the 88th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5557294)

11:11am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GUNS thundered over the ancient capital of the North as the military paid a birthday tribute to the Queen.

Guest house owner cracks open 15 double-yolked eggs in a row

York Press: Rob Clayton, of Deighton Lodge, with some of his double-yolked eggs

11:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHAT are the odds of this? More than a trillion to one, reckons Rob Clayton, who says he cracked open no fewer than 15 eggs and found they all contained double yolks.

Artist Penny de Corte is turning heads with her face sculptures

York Press: Penny De Corte, left, with Emma-Jane Whelan

8:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Artist Penny de Corte has found a way of really turning visitor's heads at her local art gallery.

Figures show rise in number of skin cancer sufferers in Yorkshire

York Press: Loose Change Buskers braved the rain and raised £1,212 for Cancer Research UK.

7:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

YORKSHIRE has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, new figures from Cancer Research UK reveal today.

Chocolate-themed celebrations come to an end

York Press: Harry Lee, Head of Social Media at the York Festival of Chocolate,  with youngsters and the decorated eggs they created as part of the festival events

11:28am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A LONG weekend of chocolate-themed celebrations came to an end in York yesterday.

Woman’s kitchen dispute taken up by BBC TV programme

York Press: Shirley Hughes, 63, in the kitchen of her house in Barkston Avenue, Chapelfields, York

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A new kitchen led to a York woman having a starring role on BBC television and a two-year dispute.

Ryedale pair set up yoga retreat at Ampleforth Abbey

York Press: Jules Watson and Ruth Smith, who have founded a company offering yoga retreats at  Ampleforth Abbey

9:37am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT started out as a 50th birthday treat. Jules Watson wanted to mark her half-century and looked for a residential yoga retreat.

Talks today on A64 safety

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11:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE officers and Highways Agency officials are to meet political leaders today to discuss improving safety on the A64 at Bilbrough Top, between York and Tadcaster.

Master chef’s dish was ‘best in show’s history’

York Press: Masterchef finalist Sara Danesin Medio, who is launching lessons following the huge success of her dining club

10:29am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER intensive care nurse who rose to fame cooking dishes on Masterchef has had one of her dishes named as the best in the show's 10-year-history.

School pupil makes radio debut this Easter

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10:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TEENAGER from York has made her national radio debut this Easter.

Two arrested over death of peanut allergy bar manager

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12:14pm Monday 21st April 2014

TWO men have been arrested by detectives investigating the sudden death of a bar manager who had a severe allergic reaction to nuts.

6 new images from the biggest ever York Chocolate Festival

York Press: Five images from the biggest ever York Chocolate Festival

3:20pm Monday 21st April 2014

THIS weekend saw thousands of visitors enjoy cocoa-themed treats on the streets of York as the third annual York Chocolate Festival took place over the Easter weekend.

New warning for York parents

York Press: Publih Health England launches initiative

11:17am Monday 21st April 2014

HEALTH bosses have issued a renewed warning to York parents, schools and nurseries, after a surge in the number of cases of scarlet fever.

Thieves break into ambulance

York Press: Ashley Mason

6:04pm Monday 21st April 2014

LIVES could have been put at risk after thieves broke into an ambulance and stole its on-board computer, its owner has said.

Man stabbed outside pub - One arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

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2:06pm Monday 21st April 2014

A MAN has been stabbed outside a pub in Whitby.

‘Feral’ robbers avoid going to jail

York Press: webpix court justice

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

TWO teenage robbers who were part of a group which persistently targeted victims like “a pack of feral dogs” have avoided jail sentences.

RAF dream turns into nightmare for trainee officer

York Press: FORMER RAF trainee officer Matt Okey, who now works for specialist recruitment firm T J Peel   Nigel Holland. (5430069)

9:56am Monday 21st April 2014

A FORMER RAF trainee officer is re-building his life in York after his childhood dream of joining the service turned into a nightmare.

Family’s delight as golf day raises £6,000 to help charity

York Press: Tom Wheller and his colleagues who are to help raise money for Toms son Ethan by holding a charity golf match at Forest Park GC.  Nigel Holland. (5546364)

9:48am Monday 21st April 2014

THE parents of a toddler born with a rare form of birthmark which covers much of his body say they have been overwhelmed by the kindness of fundraisers which has already seen them raise over £6,000.

GP practices form federation to benefit patients

York Press: INTEGRATED: The newly-formed federation will reduce operating costs of individual  surgeries and practices.

9:22am Monday 21st April 2014

A GROUP of GP practises in the York area have formed a "federation" in a bid to help tackle the demands they are facing.

Community radio station prepares for launch

York Press: ‘On the Air’.SOUND START: The directors of West Wolds Radio celebrate getting permission to begin broadcasting in 2015.During a photo call in Pocklington are; from left are Stuart Cocker, Rachael Campey, Jo Green, John Brown and Tony BarkerPic

9:11am Monday 21st April 2014

THE sounds of Pocklington and surrounding villages is to hit the airwaves with the launch of the area's own community radio station.

Children arriving at school "hungry and cold" due to parents' money worries

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8:16am Monday 21st April 2014

CHILDREN are going to school hungry, cold and wearing dirty clothes because their parents are struggling for money, a teachers union has warned.

Castle Howard holds its annual Lamb National race

York Press: The Lamb National underway at Castle Howard.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5538479)

8:05am Monday 21st April 2014

LAMBS were leaping at Castle Howard this weekend as the stately home put on its annual Lamb National.

Community Pride nomination for brave Phoebe, 5

York Press: Phoebe Watling at her York home. Health Storypic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5354619)

8:04am Monday 21st April 2014

THE MUM of a York schoolgirl who is undergoing gruelling treatment for cancer has nominated her daughter for this year's Child of the Year award.

Crowds gather for outdoor baptisms in York

York Press: Crowds gather for outdoor baptisms in York

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

HUNDREDS of people gathered at the Minster this afternoon to watch the Archbishop of York carry out outdoor baptisms.

You've done it - THANK YOU!

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PRESS readers have responded fantastically to an Easter charity appeal.

Tawny owl babies rescued by wildlife centre

York Press: Selby Wildlife Rehabilitation's rescued tawny owl Teddy . Picture : Garry Atkinson (5535726)

9:45am Monday 21st April 2014

TAWNY owl babies Charlie and Teddy are amongst a host of tiny birds and animals who have arrived at a wildlife rescue centre as spring has sprung.

Grayson Perry's evening of teddy bear heaven at the Yorkshire Museum

York Press: Celebrity artist Grayson Perry will be the focus of  a Museums At Night event at the Yorkshire Museum in York next month. Picture: © Grayson Perry

8:54am Monday 21st April 2014

TURNER winning artist Grayson Perry is hosting a night of teddy bear heaven for a night at the Yorkshire Museum.

Dance help is needed for Race for Life’s 'Cancer Slam'

York Press: THINK PINK: Philippa Sharpe, event manager for Race for Life, left, Sarah Threadgall, David Morrison and Kathi Hess at a photo call in York.

8:43am Monday 21st April 2014

MEMBERS of a York Race for Life team will be dancing up a storm to inspire York women to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Families wrongly selling off their family home to pay for care home fees

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9:49am Monday 21st April 2014

TOO many families in North Yorkshire and York are wrongly selling off their family home to pay for care home fees, according to the authors of a new guide launched by Gloria Hunniford.

‘Open manhole almost killed me’, says cyclist

York Press: Ashley Cook with the open manhole cover in Gale Lane in York that brought him off his bicycle when he collided with it. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5527486)

10:12am Saturday 19th April 2014

A CYCLIST who was injured in a crash when a manhole was left uncovered said he was lucky not to have been killed.

Family rescued from ditch after crash

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:44pm Sunday 20th April 2014

WITNESSES are being sought after a family was rescued from a ditch when their car crashed near Pickering.

Fire at Indian restaurant

York Press: Firefighters at the restaurant this morning

8:47am Sunday 20th April 2014

AN Indian restaurant in a converted windmill near Selby has been badly damaged by fire this morning.

Occupants of car escape serious injury in A64 crash

York Press: The car involved in today's A64 crash by @NYorkRPG

8:20pm Saturday 19th April 2014

TWO people have escaped serious injury after their car was involved in a crash on the A64 this evening.



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£400,000 windfall to help cancer sufferers in the Harrogate area (link)

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Man charged over North Yorkshire stabbing (link)

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

Artist Penny de Corte is turning heads with her face sculptures (link)

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Artist Penny de Corte has found a way of really turning visitor's heads at her local art gallery.

Search for a BBC Radio York apprentice launched (link)

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A SEARCH to find an apprentice has been launched at BBC Radio York.

Miners vote overwhelmingly for phased closure of North Yorkshire colliery (link)

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

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