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

Huge fire at power station - partial collapse of tower - disruption to last months - 9 pics - UPDATED

York Press:

2:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A HUGE fire has broken out at Ferrybridge Power Station, causing the partial collapse of a tower. 

York residents could face new bin charges

York Press: City of York Council has confirmed its plans for green waste collections in the city

6:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

YORK householders could face higher charges for rubbish collection as the city council struggles to balance its books.

1950s York - 22 striking pictures

York Press:

7:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Do you remember the 1950s, or do you wish you did? Here are 22 pictures from those bygone days.

New plans for Bootham Hospital announced

York Press: Bootham Park Hospital. Pic: Mike Tipping (7845401)

6:34pm Thursday 31st July 2014

"INTERIM plans" have been announced for patients at Bootham Park Hospital while a new mental health facility is built. 

Former parish chairman and scout worker jailed for sexually abusing teenage boys

York Press:

10:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

A FORMER parish council chairman and Scout worker from East Yorkshire has been jailed for seven years for sexually abusing two teenage boys.

Plans for new North Yorkshire Police HQ scrapped

York Press: 23.9.13-d-rd-newbyNorth Yorkshire Police Chief Constable, Dave Jones and Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan who have announced plans to move North Yorkshire Police HQ from Newby Wiske.(pic Richard Doughty)  (8795692)

7:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

MULTI-million pound plans for new police headquarters in North Yorkshire have been dropped by the county's police and crime commissioner, amid plans to merge some functions with neighbouring Cleveland Police.

York coroner retires after 3,000 inquests

York Press: P 8/2/05  York Coroner Donald Coverdale in the New Street office of Ware and Peters. (1997 picture) (8790923)

10:27am Thursday 31st July 2014

HE has dealt with nearly 25,000 deaths and held about 3,000 inquests - but now York Coroner Donald Coverdale has retired after more than 26 years in the post.

Woman punched in face during burglary, court told

York Press:

10:05am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN was punched three times in the face when mother-and-son burglars broke into her house, a court heard.

Rival racers gear up York 10K Corporate Challenge

York Press: Graham Watson of Run For All and Mike West of Morrison Utility Services with fellow Networkers at a pre York 10k race event at the Hilton Hotel.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8767954)

10:02am Thursday 31st July 2014

HUNDREDS of rival businessmen and women are preparing to take on one of the region’s most popular corporate events.

Cyclist, 35, injured in crash

York Press: Police - zxc

9:29am Thursday 31st July 2014

A 35-YEAR-OLD man has been taken to hospital after a crash involving a bike and a car.

5-vehicle crash closes road in Acomb

York Press:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE was rush-hour disruption in York when 5 cars crashed in Acomb this evening.

Protective glazing to conserve York Minster's Great East Window following restoration

York Press: Protective glass returns to the Great East Window of York Minster six years after it was removed with Nick Teed, Head Glazier , York Glazier 's Trust   Picture Frank Dwyer (8788877)

11:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

YORK Minster has become the first building in the UK to use new state-of-the-art protective glazing to ensure its restored Great East Window will survive the ravages of time.

Soldier reflecting on his fate moves visitor to tears

York Press: Terry Briggs of Stockton-on-the-Forest with the World War I soldier which has been dressed to sit in the pews at Holy Trinity Church to commemorate the anniversary of World War I and named Uncle Percy after his Uncle who was killed in Mesopotamia. Pic by

10:07am Thursday 31st July 2014

A SOLDIER sits pensively before the altar at a village church near York in July 1914, as the First World War approaches.

Hundreds attend 'Big Iftar' at York Mosque

York Press: People gathering for the Big Iftar at the York mosque

9:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE than 450 people went to York Mosque when it held its first “Big Iftar”.

Parish councils told to pay for grass cutting

York Press: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

8:17am Thursday 31st July 2014

APPEALS to rethink cutbacks on cutting grass road verges across North Yorkshire have been thrown out by county council bosses, leaving many town and parish councils to foot the bills themselves.

‘DigiBike’ takes to York's streets to help tourists

York Press: NEWS RELEASE  WITH PICTURES Issue Date: Monday 28th JulyIssued by: Visit York Images attached: 1.	DigiCyclists Conor Matchett and Peter Sainsbury take to the streets in the Visit York digibike2.	The Razali family from Jakarta, Indonesia get advice on whe

7:56am Thursday 31st July 2014

A BIKE advertising York's attractions will become a new fixture in around the city centre.

Prince Charles tries Enigma machine at GCHQ Scarborough

York Press:

7:45am Thursday 31st July 2014

The Prince of Wales tried his hand at the famous Enigma code-breaking machine when he visited the world's oldest existing intercept station.

Diamond wedding celebrations for York couple

York Press: Clive and Rose Grantham, of Woodland Way, Huntington, who are celebrating their Diamond Wedding anniversary. Pic: Mike Tipping (8778089)

8:53am Thursday 31st July 2014

A COUPLE who first met in the grand surroundings of Whitehall and Buckingham Palace are today celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

Bridlington murder accused in court

York Press: APPEAL: Police want to find John Heald

10:48am Thursday 31st July 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of an East Yorkshire hotel landlady.

Your chance to sample how life was in 1914

York Press: Adam Cliff, form the Castle Museum's Education Department , dressed as the recruitment officer with the semaphore flags  visitors can use during the When the World Changed Forever exhibition   Picture Frank Dwyer (8791169)

10:21am Thursday 31st July 2014

Visitors to York Castle Museum are being given a chance to discover more of life in 1914 with their new exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War.

Safety improvements planned for University Road

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

8:58am Thursday 31st July 2014

SAFETY improvements and a new cycle route are being proposed for a road at the University of York.

Converted bus to be venue for Marie Curie fundraiser

York Press: Preparing for the Marie Curie  Bloomin Great Tea Party  are (l-r),  Karen Kemp and Natalie Atherley (Community Fundraiser) and Ollie Kemp and his  renovated bus that has appeared on TVs  "Amazing Spaces "    Picture Frank DwyerCome down to Monks

11:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN OLD converted bus will be the setting for a Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party.

Boy, 3, falls 20ft from harbour wall - but escapes serious injury

York Press:

5:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A 3-YEAR-OLD boy fell 20ft from a North Yorkshire harbour wall today - but escaped serious injury.

York house-builder to pay £18,000 after workers hurt in scaffolding fall

York Press: Showhomes at The Edge development in Hempsted, Peterborough, by Persimmon Homes. (7830127)

4:55pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YORK house builder Persimmon has been fined after workers on a development site were injured when they fell from unsafe scaffolding.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

York Press: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

4 boys recovering at home after crash with police speed camera van

York Press: Police - zxc

4:40pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FOUR teenagers injured in a crash that wrote off a police speed camera van have been discharged from hospital.

More mobile speed cameras for roads of North Yorkshire

York Press: North Yorkshire Police are ramping up their casualty reduction drive with the launch of a six-month mobile safety camera pilot.Motorists across the county are being urged to drive carefully and within the speed limits as a van equipped with a safety camer

8:07am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE number of mobile speed cameras in North Yorkshire is set to double.

Bus window shatters over passengers in York collision

York Press:

12:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE moment the window of a crowded bus smashed, showering passengers with broken glass, was "like a bomb going off".

Discrimination is rife in York, say disabled

York Press:

12:06pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEARLY 70 per cent of people with a disability in York have experienced discrimination, a Healthwatch York investigation has found.

Fresh development plans for historic Terry’s site

York Press: Construction begins at the Terry's site in York following a 9 year gap since its closure.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8741847)

12:02pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE next phase of a major redevelopment of a York landmark is taking shape with a planning application submitted for hundreds of new homes at the formers Terry's chocolate factory.

Selfie warning: why you may want to think twice before posting your picture.....

York Press: Keep calm..it's a Bharucha wedding!

11:51am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESEARCHERS at the University of York have discovered that people make snap judgements based on what people think of you based on your facial features.

Driver jailed after chase in his gran’s mobility car

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:03am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A DISQUALIFIED driver who stole his grandmother’s car and led police on a chase around a North Yorkshire town has been jailed for 15 months.

Village repeats calls for bypass

York Press: Colin Wicks ,who is concerned  about lorries queing at the traffic lights in Rillington    Picture Frank Dwyer (8576097)

10:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RENEWED calls have been made for improved road safety measures and a bypass in Rillington, which has been in talks with authorities for years.

Footballer Marco Gabbiadini hoping to net a buyer for his York B&B

York Press: (8728228)

9:52am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FORMER professional footballer turned award winning York B&B owner is selling his business for £1.2 million.

Residents triumph as wind turbine rejected

York Press: FARM BOOST: a wind turbine can provide a guaranteed source of income

9:42am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESIDENTS and parish councillors are celebrating after an appeal against the refusal of a wind turbine was rejected.

Partially sighted women running York 10k in aid of charity

York Press: Some of the York 10K competitors, pictured left to right, Teresa Mikola, Frances Buchanan, Nigel Shaw, Diane Roworth), Glynis Garner and Adam Waudby

9:06am Wednesday 30th July 2014

FOUR partially sighted women have decided to take part in this weekend's York 10K race - each accompanied for safety by a member of staff from a York accountancy firm.

Drinker banned from McDonald's in Blake Street

York Press: The McDonald’s outlet in Blake Street

7:48am Wednesday 30th July 2014

YORK magistrates have barred a drinker from a city centre fast food outlet where he assaulted another customer.

Work underway on £1.5m Newgate Market revamp

York Press: Newgate market, York. Picture David Harrison. (8498482)

7:44am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Even the pavement has been removed as everything is cleared away for the £1.5 million refurbishment of Newgate Market.

More than 10,000 attended Bishy Road's Grand Départ celebration

York Press: The Tour de France passing down through Bishopthorpe Road. Pic by Jo Hughes (8114949)

11:32am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MORE than 10,000 revellers attended a street party in York's Bishopthorpe Road to celebrate the Grand Depart.

Woman airlifted to hospital after falling from horse

York Press: Ampleforth emergency: Air ambulance doctors treat the injured woman

11:32am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN is seriously ill with severe spinal injuries after falling from her horse in North Yorkshire.

Selby burglars jailed for 14 years

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TWO men who committed ten burglaries around Selby have been jailed for a total of 14 years.

Church events to mark First World War centenary

York Press:

9:18am Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHURCHES across the York diocese are planning services, vigils and and exhibitions to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War next Monday.

Acomb play park set to receive big makeover

York Press: SWINGS ANDROUNDABOUTSYork Central MP Hugh Bayley, left, and Cllr Steve Burton in the play area, off Cornlands Road, that is going to be revampedPicture: Mike Tipping

11:36am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN Acomb play park looks likely to be revamped by October.

Ren’s sunflower grows to 11ft 7ins tall - can you beat that?

York Press:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A SUNFLOWER in North Yorkshire has reached 11 feet, seven inches tall - and it still hasn't finished growing.

Student Max left seeing red over mohawk hairstyle

York Press:

11:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A UNIVERSITY of York student said he was threatened with being fired from a supermarket job he desperately needs because his hair was inappropriate.

Gamers to experience Roman York in new videogame

York Press: Image courtesy of Crytek and Microsoft Studios.

9:14am Wednesday 30th July 2014

GAMERS can take to the streets of ancient York, thanks to a blockbuster release.

East Riding pair in court over benefit fraud charge

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:52am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TWO East Yorkshire women have ended up with criminal records after being prosecuted for benefit fraud.

Red Arrows pilot returns to York to buy himself a special bike

York Press: Flt Lt Steve Morris, pictured with his new bike and one of the Red Arrows' planes

8:34am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Red Arrows have twice flown over York recently - now one of their pilots has paid a return visit by road to buy one of the world's fastest bikes from a city bicycle shop.

East Riding local plan set to be discussed

York Press: East Riding of Yorkshire Council logo

11:34am Wednesday 30th July 2014

FORMAL hearings on a council document that could determine how building are developed in East Riding over the next 15 years will take place in Autumn.

Adoption register opens up for potential parents in York

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

7:45am Wednesday 30th July 2014

POTENTIAL adoptive parents in York will soon be able to search the national Adoption Register for the first time.



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