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

Housing plans for Terry's site scaled down

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

8:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANNED new apartment blocks on the site of former York chocolate factory have been scaled down by developers after an outcry from neighbours.

Mother thanks well-wishers for raising £2,300 to help son get upstairs at his York home

York Press:

8:51am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MOTHER has thanked 'truly generous' well-wishers who have raised £2,300 towards an appeal to help her quadriplegic son get upstairs at their York home.

Major deal signed for York Central development

York Press:

12:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LANDMARK deal has been signed between city council leaders and Network Rail to start the redevelopment of the 35-hectare York Central site.

Fire at luxury hotel started by smouldering dead flies

York Press: ON FIRE: Firefighters tackle the blaze at Crathorne Hall.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

12:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SMOULDERING dead flies which had been zapped by an electric insect killer are being blamed for starting a fire that ripped through a Grade II listed hotel in North Yorkshire.

Fresh hope for regulars trying to save York pub

York Press:

3:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FRESH hope has emerged for campaigners and pub regulars fighting to save their local from a supermarket giant.

Woman missing for three days

York Press:

2:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police have made a public appeal for help in finding a woman who has been missing since Saturday evening.

Victim left shaken after men with knife burgle York house

York Press: DELEGATION: A conference of the UK's most senior ranking police officers is taking place in North Yorkshire

1:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO men with a knife have been disturbed breaking into a house in York. 

Thugs jailed for attack on students

York Press: (11410062)

10:16am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOUR binge-drinking thugs who beat up three students in York city centre, have been jailed for nearly ten years.

Teenagers in overturned car crash in York

York Press:

10:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGER has been kept in hospital over night after the car he was driving overturned on York's ring road. 

Concerns for missing York man - updated with new picture

York Press:

9:25am Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE have issued an urgent appeal to help find a man who is missing from his home in Dunnington, York.

York Cares challenge gets underway at Foxwood Community Centre

York Press:

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

VOLUNTEERS from York workplaces took a break from their day jobs to help on a major overhaul of a much-loved community centre garden.

Small businesses call for help in reducing antisocial behaviour

York Press:

9:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SMALL businesses in York's city centre want to see antisocial behaviour tackled but have voiced mixed views on how it should be paid for.

Shopkeeper claims York market revamp wrecked her custom

York Press:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SHOPKEEPER claims the £1.5 million revamp of York's Market has had a devastating impact on her fledgling business nearby.

Man used a counterfeit licence in driving scam

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN who used a fake Bulgarian driving licence to try and get a UK driving licence must do 100 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Details of Fulford School’s new facilities are revealed

York Press: An architect's impression of the new two storey classroom block planned for Fulford School.

10:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DETAILED plans have been unveiled for major extensions at a popular York school.

9 news snippets you may have missed

York Press: Mike Catt

1:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

Thousands enjoy a taste of country life at Countryside Live event

York Press: Max Clough aged 12 from Pickering preparing his Dutch Texel sheep on the opening day of  Countryside Live at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THOUSANDS of people made this weekend's annual Countryside Live event one of the biggest ever.

Harrogate man pleads not guilty to murder charge

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:46am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN will face trial next year after denying a murder in North Yorkshire.

York Civic Trust unveil plaque at former Rowntree’s grocery business site

York Press: New Plaque is unveiled at the Pavement in York, by Peter Addyman of York Civic Trust, Julia Unwin of Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Bridget Morris of the Rowntree Society.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (11667002)

10:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN ICONIC York shop may now be the home of a popular pizza restaurant but historians are determined to remember its roots.

Hotel homes plan vetoed

York Press: Knavesmire Manor Hotel   Picture Frank Dwyer (8579666)

11:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to build two large houses in the garden of a former hotel in York have been rejected.

Bloodaxe ready for book challenge

York Press: Eric Bloodaxe (Stuart Perry of the Jorvik Centre) with Sue Matthews, of Explore York Libraries & Archives, at the launch of the Bloodaxe Book Challenge. Pic: Mike Tipping (11665026)

10:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOOKWORMS with a passion for swords, shields and horned helmets are to tackle a page turning competition.

New outdoor classroom at York school given stone from Minster Chapter House

York Press:

8:33am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PIECE of the 13th century Chapter House at York Minster will take pride of place in a new reflective garden being created at a York secondary school.

York has some of the best school attendance figures in the country

York Press: Jon Stonehouse, Director of Childrens' Services, Education and Skills at the City of York Council outside the West Offices. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5232500)

8:25am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN in York have some of the best attendance figures in the country.

Shoplifting family are condemned by judge

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A JUDGE has condemned a shoplifting family who stole designer clothes and sold them online.

Elderly man injured in Market Weighton crash

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12:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FURTHER details have been released by police about a collision involving two pensioners.

Wallaby is a favourite at Askham Bryan College

York Press:

11:52am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE wallaby which was captured by police in York is settling into its new home and has become the topic of classes at a local college.

Care assistant denies hospital thefts

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11:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HEALTHCARE assistant has denied 13 charges of stealing cash and jewellery from staff and patients at a North Yorkshire hospital.

Prepare to be spooked this Halloween

York Press:

8:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GET your proton packs, overalls and ghost traps at the ready and step back in time to the 1980s this Halloween.

Harrogate to host tattoo convention

York Press:

11:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TATTOO fans are set to descend on Harrogate in their hundreds this weekend as one of the UK’s biggest public body art contests comes to town.

Man admits causing York woman's death after driving at four times the drink-drive limit

York Press:

6:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MOTORIST has today pleaded guilty to causing the death of a well-loved law firm employee while driving at four times the drink drive limit.

Charity launched in memory of York murder victim, exactly one year on

York Press:

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

FRIENDS and colleagues of a York woman who was murdered a year ago today have gathered to launch a charitable trust in her name.

Region braced for tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo

York Press:

5:42pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo is set to hit much of England tonight and tomorrow bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

Police investigating indecent exposures in York

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:28am Monday 20th October 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating two incidents of indecent exposure in York.

CLAUDIA LAWRENCE: York man re-bailed

York Press:

3:24pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN arrested as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence has been re-bailed by police.

2 men save woman who jumped into the Ouse: UPDATED

York Press:

9:15am Monday 20th October 2014

TWO men have helped to rescue a woman from the River Ouse in York this morning.

Business levy proposal to fund action to secure York city centre's future

York Press:

11:48am Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of businesses within York’s inner ring road are being asked to help raise £750,000 a year to secure the city centre’s future.

‘Safety sacrificed to boost the stats’ claim ambulance workers

York Press: ambulance - zxc

11:31am Monday 20th October 2014

PARAMEDICS have said they are being diverted from York to other areas to hit response targets — putting people in the city at risk.

Political parties meet to thrash out council re-alignment deal

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

8:25am Monday 20th October 2014

OPPOSITION councillors are getting ready to thrash out a deal re-aligning council controls and power in York after a by-election brought a former council heavyweight back into politics in the city.

Wind of change for bean-swamped food bank

York Press: BEAN UNINDATED: Volunteer Geoff Batterbee with some of the baked beans at the Hambleton Food Share.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

8:55am Monday 20th October 2014

THEY are full of protein, fibre and iron, and even have a playground song dedicated to their health benefits and effects on bodily function.

19 news snippets you may have missed

York Press:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

York Rescue Boat may be up and running by next spring

York Press:

10:32am Monday 20th October 2014

FUNDS are now in place to buy the proposed York Rescue Boat after a charity dinner raised more than £6,000 towards the cause.

Kurds stage demo at York Minster against ISIS attacks on Kobani

York Press:

11:10am Monday 20th October 2014

A GROUP of Kurds have staged a demonstration outside York Minster against 'ISIS barbarism.'

Boxing clever in bid to lure young voters

York Press:

8:48am Monday 20th October 2014

VINTAGE ballot boxes are to be given a new lease of life as instruments and sculptures to encourage youngsters to vote.

Steampunk salute to Victorian engineering during Illuminating York Festival

York Press:

11:45am Monday 20th October 2014

STEAMPUNK will meet steam engines during the Illuminating York Festival later this month.

Volunteers give vital help to city revellers

York Press: University of York logo

10:55am Monday 20th October 2014

STUDENT volunteers have helped deal with serious incidents around York, as they aim to help make the city safer.

Harry lands his dream job with Macmillan

York Press:

10:12am Monday 20th October 2014

Life has changed dramatically for 24-year-old Harry Baines since the start of this year.

Arts society provides funding for St Leonard’s Hospice mosaic

York Press:

8:50am Monday 20th October 2014

A large, colourful mosaic made by patients at St Leonard’s Hospice has been funded by a generous grant from the York Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DFAS).

Millthorpe School pupils commended awards ceremony

York Press:

8:50am Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of pupils at a York secondary school were rewarded for their hard work in a ceremony at the University of York.

Bridge production shelved to allow for archaeological dig

York Press: FRESH LOOK: An artist's impression of the new-look York Theatre Royal

10:47am Monday 20th October 2014

A PRODUCTION of Arthur Miller's classic play A View from the Bridge, due to be staged at York Theatre Royal in February, has been cancelled.

York stamp collector mourned

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:10am Monday 20th October 2014

SEVEN members of York Philatelic Society were among more than 100 mourners at the funeral at York Crematorium of retired Merchant Navy captain and past society president, Philip Hyde.

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Denim delight at shopping centre (link)

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CUSTOMERS at a York shopping centre were stunned as a crowd of denim-clad dancers suddenly leapt to their feet.

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A REPORT into the quality of care for dementia patients has been welcomed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

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