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

‘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.

UPDATE: £1,520 donated to Easter appeal - only £125 more needed

York Press:

PRESS readers have been responding fantastically to our Easter appeal....

Crowds gather for outdoor baptisms in York

York Press: Crowds gather for outdoor baptisms in York

4:20pm Saturday 19th April 2014

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

Lamp-post knocked over and road closed after car taken from party

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

10:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

TWO men have fled the scene after a car crash in York which knocked a lamp-post over. 

Miss York organiser says there will be no repeat of Scarborough pageant brawl

York Press: Diane Yalezo

8:32am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE organiser of a Scarborough beauty contest which descended into a brawl says she is confident York's competition will pass off smoothly.

North Yorkshire designer creates set of Buckingham Palace stamps

York Press: Postage stamp designer Howard Brown in his Hushwaite studio.Picture : Garry Atkinson (5534741)

9:06am Saturday 19th April 2014

A STAMP designer from North Yorkshire has landed the chance to create a series celebrating the history of Buckingham Palace.

School accidents cost City of York Council £15k

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8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

COMPENSATION amounting to £15,350 has been paid out by City of York Council after children were injured while in school.

Work to start on Fossgate improvement plans

York Press: Fossgate is earmarked for pedestrianisation as part of the council’s Reinvigorating York plans

8:11am Saturday 19th April 2014

PLANS are moving forward to make Fossgate more "pedestrian friendly" in a bid to attract more shoppers from York's city centre.

Ombudsman criticises York council over draft Local Plan papers

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7:41am Saturday 19th April 2014

A WATCHDOG has criticised City of York Council for failing to make background papers available for public inspection before it launched its draft Local Plan last summer.

Haunting image of ghost discovered on old phone

York Press: York hi my son recently visited york museum and took this picture on his phone thought you might want too share this as you do a lot of ghost walks in York it shows little girl in doorway and other one she's sat in the picture were my son and grandson

7:32am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FAMILY were spooked when they discovered ghostlike pictures of a little girl in Victorian costume shadowing them from room to room around a museum.

Praise for charity 'rock' whose support made Daffodil Appeal possible

York Press: Anna Brabbs on a street collection

7:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANNA Brabbs has only been volunteering with Marie Curie for a short time but her enthusiasm and willingness to help has been an inspiration to others at the charity.

Community centre to stand in for Acomb police station

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9:39am Saturday 19th April 2014

A COMMUNITY centre in Acomb will stand in for the local police station for the next two months.

Willow horse and restored cart to lead Dunnington's bid for bloom title

York Press: Foreground. Stuart Jacques and (right) Chairman Roy Freer with members of Dunnington in Bloom and their horse and cart which will form part of their display in the village this year. The horse has been created by Whitby sculptor Emma Stothard (correct) an

9:24am Saturday 19th April 2014

A VILLAGE near York is making a special pitch for a Britain in Bloom title with this extraordinary horse and cart.

Christians celebrate start of Easter weekend

York Press: The Good Friday service in the Market Place, Malton. Jesus played by Scott Lavery. Details from VICAR RACHEL HIRST on 07896204121pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5537197)

9:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

CHRISTIANS from different denominations came together to bear witness at the start of the biggest weekend in the Church year.

600 North Yorkshire roads to close during Tour de France

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

8:45am Saturday 19th April 2014

A REPORT has announced that up to 600 roads will be closed across North Yorkshire during this year’s Tour de France.

Special presentation to retired York quizmaster

York Press: Paul Monroe (right) presents Ken Needham with a certificate at Tramways WMC.Nigel Holland. (5533525)

8:41am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE man who ran a quiz league for York's working men's clubs for many years has received recognition for his efforts.

Footballers get rowing in aid of cancer charity

York Press: ALL TOGETHER NOW:Pictured during their row-a-thon at the David Lloyd gym, on Hull Road, on Sunday are, from the left, Richard Cresswell, Rob Hulse, Cambell Watts and Lynn-Marie Welch     Picture: David Harrison.

8:03am Saturday 19th April 2014

A YORK gym has hosted a Leeds United fundraising event in aid of skin cancer research.

Full steam ahead for the NRM's upcoming trainspotting exhibition

York Press: Artist Andrew Cross takes inspiration by sitting in the cab of the Western Fusilier at the NRM.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5522358)

7:45am Saturday 19th April 2014

TRAINSPOTTING may be linked to men clutching notebooks on station platforms or cheeky schoolboys sneaking into engine sheds.

Fancy a deep fried Easter egg?

York Press: (l-r),  Kim Barker and Max Potts, managing partners at Drakes, pictured  with the deep fried Easter egg now on sale as part of their chocolate menu     Picture Frank Dwyer (5533584)

9:33am Saturday 19th April 2014

SCOTTISH fish and chip shops may have created battered Mars bars - but now a York chippie has gone one better with a special seasonal treat: deep fried Easter eggs.

Tributes paid to missing soldier found in River Ouse

York Press: Tyler Pearson

9:40am Friday 18th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the missing 18-year-old soldier Tyler Pearson whose body was found in the River Ouse.

Drivers to be given a voice as move to improve York's traffic flow announced

York Press: Cllr Levene, pictured at Micklegate Bar traffic lights

10:21am Friday 18th April 2014

YORK'S new transport boss is setting up a forum to give motorists a voice - and has confirmed that £300,000 will be spent on improving traffic flow.

Firefighters called to house fire in Acomb

York Press: ‘Don’t make needless calls’ warning for fire strike day

4:58pm Friday 18th April 2014

FIIREFIGHTERS have been called to a house fire in the Chapelfields area of York.

Three arrests in Acomb drugs raid

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

11:58am Friday 18th April 2014

Three people have been arrested after a drugs raid in Acomb

Maundy Thursday tradition followed at York Minster service

York Press: The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, today washed the feet of twelve people at York Minster, at a service remembering Jesus Last Supper.  The foot washing was part of a service on Maundy Thursday, the day when Christians commemorate the last meal Jes

9:27am Friday 18th April 2014

THE Archbishop of York has washed the feet of twelve people at York Minster at a service to commemorate Maundy Thursday.

Proposals to protect York from floods put forward

York Press: TOWN OR COUNTRY: An aerial view showing flood water from the River Ouse in York

9:20am Friday 18th April 2014

FLOOD defences in York could be improved to protect residents from increased risks posed by climate change.

Plea to give Normandy veteran a suitable send-off

York Press: Reg Clemmett, pictured several years ago

9:01am Friday 18th April 2014

FRIENDS and former servicemen across York are being urged to give a suitable send-off to a Normandy Veteran and Royal British Legion stalwart

Ban on right turns from Lendal is reinstated

York Press: Drivers have been banned from making a right turn out of the Lendal area of York.

8:51am Friday 18th April 2014

MOTORISTS have once again been banned from making a right turn out of Lendal, following the re-opening of Lendal Bridge to traffic.

Extra £2 million to be spent repairing York's damaged roads and pavements

York Press: Highways bosses are to spend an extra £2m repairing residential roads and footpaths damaged by recent bad weather

8:36am Friday 18th April 2014

YORK highways bosses are to spend an extra £2 million on repairing residential roads and footpaths damaged by the harsh weather of recent years.

Comedian carries on Pittancer of Selby Easter tradition

York Press: Tim FitzHigham, The Pittancer of Selby, presents Canon Roy Matthews, the former Vicar of Selby, with a pound coin, as is traditional after the Abbey’s Maundy Thursday service.

8:15am Friday 18th April 2014

A COMEDIAN and regular visitor to Selby has returned to the town for a special Easter ceremony.

Kimberley Walsh and Alistair Griffin record Tour anthem

York Press: Songwriter Alistair Griffin and Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh record the video for the official Tour de France Grand Depart song, which is titled The Road

8:09am Friday 18th April 2014

GIRLS Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, Fame Academy contestant Alistair Griffin and a brass band immortalised by a movie have joined forces to record an anthem for Yorkshire’s Tour de France Grand Départ.

York Chocolate Festival gets under way

York Press: Andrew Thwaite and Linda Jameson of York Chocolate Story with a giant Easter Egg.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5523919)

9:16am Friday 18th April 2014

CHOCOLATE Heaven was unveiled in York for Easter as a series of mouth-watering masterpieces went on show for the city’s biggest ever Chocolate Festival.

Accountant receives highest marks in the world in exam

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8:18am Friday 18th April 2014

NEVER mind being top of the class, a North Yorkshire accountant has gone a step further after achieving the highest marks in the world in his latest exam.

Overnight lane closure on A64

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9:10am Friday 18th April 2014

ONE lane of the A64 will be closed next week as Northern PowerGrid install a new electric supply.

Cabinet shake up removes Lendal Bridge councillor from Transport role

York Press: Coun Dave Merrett in Exhibition Square

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE councillor at the centre of the Lendal Bridge closure has been removed as York’s transport chief.

CLAUDIA LAWRENCE: New information being analysed

York Press: Claudia Lawrence

12:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DETECTIVES leading the investigation into the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence have released more new appeals to the public.

Fake bomb brings York to a standstill

York Press:

9:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

A FAKE bomb dug up on a York building site yesterday afternoon led to gridlock and chaos around the city.

Public inquiry to be held into plans for 102 new homes at Strensall

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

10:48am Thursday 17th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build more than 100 homes on fields at Strensall, near York, are to go to a public inquiry.

‘Waste of money’ claim over £13k green bin sticker bill

York Press: New green bin charges to be put to York residents

10:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

A ROW has erupted over a £13,000 bill for delivering stickers to house-holders – telling refuse collectors which bins to empty.

Revamped restaurant creates 40 new jobs

York Press: Ann and  John Atherton at the official re - launch of the McDonald's Restaurant at Cliftion Moor    Picture Frank Dwyer (5442239)

11:12am Thursday 17th April 2014

FOURTY new jobs have been created in York as fast food chain McDonalds re-opens its Clifton Moor restaurant.

Plea to give York war veteran a fitting send-off

York Press:

6:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FORMER servicemen and women across York are urged to attend the funeral of a Normandy Veteran and Royal British Legion stalwart, who has few surviving relatives.

Footfall on the up in York

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2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

YORK'S city centre was more than ten per cent busier in March than the same month last year - pushing the city ahead of national and regional footfall increases.

Police and passersby stop drunk man at risk of falling in River Ouse

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:28am Thursday 17th April 2014

A DRUNK man at risk of falling into the River Ouse last night was stopped by passersby and police. 

Campaigner who helped start blind society dies aged 74

York Press: Brian Smith with his guide dog Nina ,the latest recruitment for the York Lions Club. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5469900)

10:46am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHAMPION of York’s blind has died aged 74 after a life-time of campaigning on behalf of those lacking the gift of sight.

Merger plans for two GP surgeries in York

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8:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

A GP surgery in York is set to leave its premises and merge with another practice.

Lift failure leaves elderly residents 'trapped' in their homes

York Press: LIFT ANGER: Fairfax Court in Acomb, where the lift has broken down

10:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

ELDERLY residents say they are trapped in their homes at a York retirement complex because its lift is out of action for up to six weeks.

Figures show North Yorkshire drug arrests included 13-year-old

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

7:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than ten per cent of all people arrested by North Yorkshire Police for drug offences last year were under the age of 18.

Community Pride: Time to nominate your Health Hero

York Press: York Community Pride Awards 2013. Pic: Mike TippingHealth Service Hero winner Ellie Hodge (right) with Julie Wainwright of Clifton Park Hospital. (5365789)

7:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

THIS October, Julie Wainwright and her colleagues from Clifton Park Hospital will attend the Community Pride awards for the third time, but they already know they will be moved to tears by the inspirational stories they hear.

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Fundrasing fun 9:26am Sat 19 Apr 14

A SERIES of fundraising events will be held at the Crystal Palace pub in Holgate Road this weekend.

Forensic science body launched in Harrogate (link)

Harrogate and Ripon news 8:16am Fri 18 Apr 14

A NEW UK-based chartered body for forensic scientists around the world will be launched on April 29.

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