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

Famous ghost witness Harry Martindale dies

York Press:

4:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE man who helped forge York's reputation as the most haunted city in Europe after seeing a ghostly legion of Roman soldiers has died, aged 79.

IVF costs were ‘exaggerated’

York Press: York Outer MP, Julian Sturdy

10:36am Saturday 25th October 2014

HEALTH bosses have been accused of "skewing the figures" to justify refusing fertility treatment to couples struggling to have children.

Man,19, abused 13-year-old girl

York Press: Scales - zxc

10:35am Saturday 25th October 2014

A teenager told a 13-year-old girl her age didn't matter as he sexually abused her in three different ways, York Crown Court heard.

More than 100 villagers gather to oppose travellers' site plans

York Press:

3:53pm Saturday 25th October 2014

WELL over 100 villagers attended a crowded meeting this morning to raise a series of objections to a proposed gypsy and travellers' site at Naburn. 

Missing girl found safe and well

York Press: APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public to help with information following an attack in Northallerton

1:39pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A TEENAGER reported missing to police has been found safe and well. 

Investigation after shop ram raided

York Press: APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public to help with information following an attack in Northallerton

1:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A SHOP has been ram raided in Scarborough and tobacco and alcohol stolen.

2000 years of York's history unearthed at dig on church site

York Press: Archeology digs in action at All Saints church, North Street.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (11871712)

10:33am Saturday 25th October 2014

FINDS from York's medieval, Viking and Roman past - and possibly much further back than that - have been unearthed during a dig at a city centre church.

Project to tackle flooding leaves house in dangerous condition

York Press: 93 Union Terrace, York. Pic Jo Hughes (11910159)

10:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

A PROJECT to tackle flooding in York has left a Victorian property in a dangerous condition - but planners have turned down a proposal to demolish it.

Opposition members join to demand fresh reforms at council

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

11:13am Saturday 25th October 2014

BEHIND-closed-doors meetings and private reports could end at City of York Council, as opposition councillors push for more openness.

Hopes for record Poppy Appeal response to mark First World War centenary

York Press:

10:17am Saturday 25th October 2014

YORK'S Poppy Appeal has been launched with organisers hoping for a particularly generous response as Britain marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

New chairmen pledge era of tougher financial scrutiny at council

York Press:

11:55am Saturday 25th October 2014

NEW committee chairmen have pledged toissue bring in a new era of harsh scrutiny at the city council after opposition parties stripped the Labour group of some of its powerful council positions.

Layerthorpe hotel plans approved

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:24am Saturday 25th October 2014

PLANS for a new hotel and relief road in Layerthorpe have got the go-ahead from city councillors.

‘Inspirational’ project praised with top prize

York Press: (11868282)

9:23am Saturday 25th October 2014

MUSICAL youngsters who grew up in care have bagged a prestigious award for their inspirational project.

York girl chosen as extra for Dad's Army film

York Press: Cassie as an extra in Rebecca Newman's Christmas video

9:09am Saturday 25th October 2014

A SCHOOL girl from York is to star alongside Catherine Zeta Jones in the new Dad's Army film.

Plan for businesses to play a part in tackling poverty

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

9:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE relationship between businesses and charities was up for discussion as John Lewis teamed up with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in a bid to tackle poverty in York.

Press reader Richard scoops £1,000 in monthly contest

York Press: Richard Rambridge of Huntington, who has won £1,000 in a Press competition. Picture David Harrison. (11706028)

9:01am Saturday 25th October 2014

READER Richard Rambridge has been celebrating after winning £1,000 in a competition organised by The Press.

Travellers' site plan hit by hold up

York Press: (11902710)

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

CITY of York Council has confirmed it cannot process a planning application for a travellers' site outside its headquarters - because of its duties under the Equality Act.

WiFi services connect another bus route

York Press: Cllr David Levene, City of York Council Cabinet Member for Transport (left) with Paul Hodgson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Transdev

10:36am Saturday 25th October 2014

BUS passengers travelling between York the coast will be able to access free Wi-Fi thanks an allocation of city funds.

Cardboard PC attacker escapes punishment

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:20am Saturday 25th October 2014

An offender who punched a cardboard police officer has escaped punishment because the real life officers took half a year to put him before the courts.

Nine news snippets you may have missed

York Press:

12:31pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

Police make fresh plea over car arson attack

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

10:29am Saturday 25th October 2014

DETECTIVES investigating an arson attack in York have renewed their appeal for information.

Fly grazing law a step closer

York Press: York Outer MP Julian Sturdy

10:29am Saturday 25th October 2014

A COMMONS bill aimed at tackling the problem of horses fly grazing on road sides has got through a key debate in Parliament.

Teenage girls approached by man

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:17am Saturday 25th October 2014

TWO teenage girls were approached by a man on their way to school near York this week.

Apprentice ceremony to be held in York Minster

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:25am Saturday 25th October 2014

YORK Minster will play host next month to a graduation ceremony for apprentices.

Yorkshire film to be screened at French festival

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:18am Saturday 25th October 2014

A FILM made entirely using green-screen technology in Yorkshire will screen at another European film festival.

TV chef cooks tasty treat for steel workers

York Press: (11835999)

9:01am Saturday 25th October 2014

TV PUB chef Tom Kerridge has paid a visit to a steelworks near Easingwold to recreate a traditional American dish.

Family pay tribute to pedestrian killed by lorry

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE family of a man who was killed by a lorry on the A64 in North Yorkshire have paid tribute to a 'flamboyant character, who would do anything for anybody.'

York lights up global art connections

York Press: Coun Sonja Crisp

10:25am Saturday 25th October 2014

YORK is now creatively linked to cities such as Berlin, Sao Paulo, Vienna and Helsinki after city wide illuminating project joined a global media arts network.

Woman shaken and bruised after being punched in face in Acomb

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

1:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

A 44-year-old woman has been punched in the face after being verbally abused by a group of men in Acomb.

Police concerned for missing teenager

York Press:

12:14pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are concerned for the safety of a missing 15-year-old girl.

Labour stripped of powerful posts in dramatic night at Guildhall

York Press: A library picture of inside the council chamber at City of York Council where councillors last night approved the authority’s budget plans

7:40am Friday 24th October 2014

RESURGENT opposition parties dramatically seized control of key council positions in York last night, as they made their majority count for the first time.

Search continues for missing York man

York Press:

5:15pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE searching for missing York man Clive Nicholson have released new CCTV images. 

Hotel strategy must remain on the agenda

York Press: York Minster. Picture: Matt Clark  (7356607)

11:05am Friday 24th October 2014

A REPORT featuring critical views of York's visitor economy by hoteliers in the city has been welcomed as catalyst for change.

York council accused of pushing people into poverty

York Press:

10:40am Friday 24th October 2014

YORK council bosses have pushed people into debt through benefit changes that completely go against their anti-poverty agenda, a critical new report claims.

Reward offer renewed over York armed robbery

York Press:

10:29am Friday 24th October 2014

THE grandfather of shop assistants threatened in an armed robbery has renewed his appeal for information.

Fresh calls for York to offer IVF on the NHS

York Press: File photo dated 07/12/10 of an NHS logo. Social enterprises are being allowed to take over £900 million of NHS services without safeguards to ensure they save the taxpayer money and will not go bust, a watchdog has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

FRESH calls have been made for York to offer fertility treatment to couples on the NHS after new guidelines stated it was a core service.

Call for action on former chocolate factory site

York Press:

8:36am Friday 24th October 2014

CITY leaders are calling for action on what they call the "missing piece of the jigsaw" in the redevelopment of York's major brownfield sites.

Benefit cuts causing hardship for working people in York

York Press: Citizens Advice Bureau

7:49am Friday 24th October 2014

INCREASINGLY more York people in work are getting into financial difficulties while some are cutting back on food and fuel to meet bills, York and District Citizens' Advice Bureau heard at its annual meeting.

Stars of TV and cinema in York for new film set in the 70s

York Press:

11:12am Friday 24th October 2014

A TERRACED street in York has been taken back in time to the 1970s for the filming of a new movie.

11 news snippets you may have missed

York Press: The Tour de France riders pass York Minster. Picture : Garry Atkinson (8608824)

11:29am Friday 24th October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

Mother campaigns for school crossing

York Press:

8:59am Friday 24th October 2014

A MOTHER has called for a Pelican crossing to be installed on a road where her daughter was hit by two cars on her way home from school.

Council seeking specialist foster to support teenage boys with complex needs

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

10:13am Friday 24th October 2014

SPECIALIST foster carers are needed in York to give a home to teenage boys with complex needs.

Appeal for help in re-uniting First World War medal with family of soldier who received it

York Press:

9:42am Friday 24th October 2014

A YORK man is hoping to re-unite a First World War campaign medal with the family of a soldier who received it almost a century ago.

Trophies awarded for Dragon Boat race

York Press:

8:46am Friday 24th October 2014

TROPHIES have been presented to fundraisers for the Lord Mayor of York's charities at the Mansion House.

Street art plays a role in war hero book

York Press:

10:03am Friday 24th October 2014

STREET art has a role to play in the latest exhibition at York Minster.

Four arrests made under Operation Hawk

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:24am Friday 24th October 2014

FOUR men have been arrested and drugs have been seized in a day of police action under Operation Hawk.

Experience war and Roman life at York museums this half-term

York Press:

9:14am Friday 24th October 2014

DESERT warfare during the First World War and life in the Roman legion are two of the topics youngsters can explore inside the city's museums this half term.

Pregnant women urged to consider flu vaccine

York Press: 'At risk' Bradford patients are urged to get flu jab

9:51am Friday 24th October 2014

PREGNANT woman around York are being urged to protect themselves and their baby against flu.

Allegation of sexual assault in New Earswick

York Press:

11:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are investigating reports of an alleged sexual assault in a York village.

Archbishop of York 'deeply ashamed' at church's handling of child abuse allegations - UPDATED

York Press: Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu

11:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 13-YEAR-OLD chorister was abused during visits to the York home of a former cathedral dean, an inquiry report has revealed.



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