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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.

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Firefighters called to house fire in Acomb

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

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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

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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

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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.

Alistair Griffin and Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh join forces to record Tour de France anthem

York Press: ON TOUR: Alistair Griffin and Kimberley Walsh record the video for the official Tour de France Grand Depart song

2:55pm Thursday 17th 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.

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

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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

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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.

Normandy veterans determined to make one last visit to the D-day beaches - undeterred by age, ill health and French bureaucracy

York Press: Normandy Veterans. From the left are Gordon Collinson, Ken Cooke, Ken Smith,  Roy Rowbotham, Bert Barritt, George Meredith and Douglas Haw. Picture David Harrison. (5489669)

11:33am Thursday 17th April 2014

THIS ‘magnificent seven’ are determined to win their final battle and return to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day – undeterred by French bureaucracy, old age and fading health.

Further falls in York and North Yorkshire unemployment rate

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11:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

YORK and North Yorkshire have seen further falls in unemployment.

Pilot’s display to mark First World War centenary

York Press: Flight Lieutenant Dave Kirby (left), 2014 Tucano Display Pilot and Flt Lt Jon Trueman, Display Manager

11:04am Thursday 17th April 2014

A PILOT from York is to star in a one-man airshow to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Couple rescued after yacht sinks

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10:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

A COUPLE were rescued by lifeboat station volunteers after their yacht sank in East Yorkshire.

York Maze to host North of England stage of international giant pumpkin contest

York Press: Imogen O’Brien, aged two, and Laura Atkin, outdoor educator at the Little Rascals Nursery, who will be trying to grow their own pumpkins as part of a project at York Maze

1:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Records are set to be smashed at York Maze when giant pumpkin growers gather to find out whose prize entries are top of the crops.

Council welcomes extra funding for war veterans

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9:16am Thursday 17th April 2014

ELDERLY war veterans in York will benefit from more than £20,000 in funding to help them stay in their own homes.

Survey aims to get more support for crime victims

York Press: Police and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan is taking steps to fulfil her election pledge of relocating police headquarters from Newby Wiske Hall

8:52am Thursday 17th April 2014

VICTIMS of crime, road accidents and anti-social behaviour are being given a bigger say in how they are treated after such incidents.

WI baton welcomed on 2,500-mile centenary relay journey

York Press: Members of the Womens Institute North Yorkshire East Federation dressed in wartime period costume to welcome the organisation's baton to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park as part of its national centenary tour of the country.From left. Wi

8:01am Thursday 17th April 2014

A COMMEMORATIVE baton marking 100 years of the Women's Institute has reached York.

Bestselling author Jo Nesbo to visit new book shop

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10:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN international best-selling author is just one visitor expected at a new book shop in York in its opening week.

York's Mansion House throws open its doors to the public

York Press: Lord Mayor of York , Councillor Julie Gunnell at the start of the "At Home " open day at the Mansion House on Wednesday    Picture Frank Dwyer (5487159)

10:16am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Lord Mayor of York gave visitors a VIP welcome to the city’s Mansion House for the last open house of her civic year.

Friend plans skydive to help injured farmer

York Press: Darren Taylor at home in Bolton Percy.Nigel Holland (5480241)

9:27am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CLOSE friend of farmer Darren Taylor who was seriously injured in a tragic farming accident is looking to raise money for him and the charity which saved his life.

Pub debate leads to charity remembrance walk

York Press: ‘Destination Scarborough’.James Kilmartin , who is to walk from York to Scarborough to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Rearch. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5478394)

9:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’S nearly 41 and a half miles as the road twists and turns, writes Steve Carroll. Now a York man is to end pub debate by finding out just how long it takes him to walk to Scarborough.

Photographer's memorial pictures from York Cemetery win second prize in national contest

York Press: An older memorial at York Cemetery,  captured on camera by Peter Heaton

8:43am Thursday 17th April 2014

KEEN photographer Peter Heaton has won second prize in a national photo competition to depict the beauty of stone memorials.

Tockwith Festival line-up revealed

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10:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE line-up for this year’s Tockwith Festival has been announced.

Archbishop of York to perform outdoor baptisms

York Press: Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

9:39am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Archbishop of York will again be performing outdoor baptisms in a large tank of water outside York Minster on Saturday.

Lib Dems select General Election candidate for York Outer

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9:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Liberal Democrats have selected James Blanchard, a Kirklees councillor, as the party's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for York Outer ahead of next year’s General Election.

Cyclist suffers broken neck in North Yorkshire collision

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CYCLIST suffered a broken neck in a crash with a car in Thirsk on Monday (APR 14).

Family’s anguish as respite centre shuts

York Press: Shona Parks with her parents Steve and Linda, at their home in Forest Road, Pickering. Pic: Mike Tipping (5366667)

12:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FAMILIES caring for relatives with disabilities will have to travel more than 40 miles to access vital respite care as Ryedale's last respite centre will close.

Protestors against Malton superstore hand over petition

York Press: Presenting their petition, against plans to build a supermarket on Wentworth Street, at the Ryedale District Council offices (from left) Roddy Bushell, Paul Beanland, Emma Brooksbank, Howard Croft, Helen Lowdell, Fiona Croft and Jeremy Powell.

12:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PROTESTORS against plans to build a supermarket in Malton have handed over a petition ahead of a crunch meeting next week.

‘Predatory’ crooks jailed for York street mugging

York Press: Curtis Kenneth Turpin.

10:22am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two robbers who held up a student on a major York road at 1am and took his hoodie and other belongings "for the hell of it" have been jailed for nearly four years each.

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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.

York student commemorates Srebrenica genocide (link)

In brief 9:46am Thu 17 Apr 14

A UNIVERSITY of York student has returned from a visit to Bosnia to commemorate the genocide at Srebrenica in 1995.

TV programme visits Britain’s best chip shop (link)

Ryedale news 8:53am Fri 18 Apr 14

QUAYSIDE fish and chip shop and restaurant – named ‘Best in Britain’ in 2014 – will be divulging the…

Penalty king Coulson is setting example at York City (link)

York Press sport 7:43pm Fri 18 Apr 14

MICHAEL Coulson received the plaudits from York City boss Nigel Worthington after his second penalty in as many…

Michael Coulson penalty earns York City victory at play-off rivals Oxford (link)

York Press sport 4:54pm Fri 18 Apr 14

MICHAEL Coulson’s second penalty in as many matches earned York City maximum points in their vital contest at…

Plans for Selby’s Family Fun Day get under way (link)

Selby & Tadcaster news 9:09am Fri 18 Apr 14

PLANS for this year’s Selby Town Council Family Fun Day are already under way, and will include a motorcycle…

New radio station will hit airwaves in East Yorkshire (link)

East Yorkshire news 8:41am Fri 18 Apr 14

A NEW permanent radio station has been given a licence to broadcast in East Yorkshire.

Holgate pub staging charity event for cancer support (link)

Fundrasing fun 8:55am Fri 18 Apr 14

A CHARITY weekend in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is being staged over Easter at the Crystal Palace pub in…

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