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

Councillors demand re-think on Castlegate plans

York Press:

8:11pm Friday 31st October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to close the Castlegate youth advice centre and move its services into council HQ have been stopped in their tracks after a campaign to save the site.

Woman who died after head-on crash is named

York Press: Police - zxc

11:38am Friday 31st October 2014

A 74-year-old woman who died following a crash in East Yorkshire has been named as Sheila Johnson, from Scarborough.

York schoolchildren to get river safety lessons

York Press: TAKE CARE campaign

11:32am Friday 31st October 2014

CHILDREN throughout York could be given extra lessons about river safety as part of the drive to reduce the number of tragedies in the Ouse and Foss.

'Atrociously dangerous' pedestrian crossing causing confusion for drivers near Park&Ride site

York Press:

10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

RESIDENTS have criticised an "atrociously dangerous" pedestrian crossing close to a new York Park & Ride.

11 firework displays and bonfires

York Press:

3:53pm Friday 31st October 2014

Firework displays and bonfires in and around York

Rape accused declines to take trial stand

York Press: Scales - zxc

10:46am Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN accused of rape has declined to go into the witness box at his trial at York Crown Court. John Terence Ellison’s lawyers did not present any evidence on his behalf.

Calls for Illuminating York Festival to be extended

York Press:

9:47am Friday 31st October 2014

YORK city centre could be lit up at night for the winter, if the Illuminating York Festival were to be rolled out into a much longer event.

Man forced young girl to film him during sex act

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A JUDGE has warned that a York man “took the first step” towards becoming a child abuser after he got a seven-year-old girl to film him performing a sex act.

Investigation over waiting times closes at York Hospital Trust

York Press: York hospital car park (9257501)

5:26pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN investigation into emergency care and breast cancer referral times has closed at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Warmest Halloween on record

York Press:

12:56pm Friday 31st October 2014

Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween on record.

Former Archbishop of York quits over child abuse row

York Press:

11:21am Friday 31st October 2014

A FORMER Archbishop of York has resigned from his position as an honorary assistant bishop after a report into allegations of child abuse by a former cathedral dean found “systemic failures” by the Church of England.

11 news snippets you may have missed

York Press:

12:08pm Friday 31st October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

National award for selfless Adam, 15

York Press:

10:56am Friday 31st October 2014

A TEENAGER who has selflessly helped his younger brother cope with disability and the death of their father has won a national award.

Castlegate youth advice centre closure plans in the spotlight

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:24am Friday 31st October 2014

PLANS to close the youth advice centre at Castlegate will be under scrutiny at a special council committee this evening.

Parents' campaign for tougher drink driving punishments

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:06am Friday 31st October 2014

THE GREIVING family of a young man killed by a drunk Bulgarian lorry driver near Selby have taken their fight for tougher sentencing to the House of Commons.

Wigginton 'house of horrors' to raise funds for St Leonard’s Hospice

York Press:

11:28am Friday 31st October 2014

A QUIET corner of York will be taken over by zombies and other creatures of the dark when a haunted house opens tonight.

Volunteers muck in to help spruce up Dick Turpin’s grave

York Press:

10:23am Friday 31st October 2014

THE final resting place of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin is getting a bit of a spruce up.

Millennium Bridge marina plans withdrawn

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:11am Friday 31st October 2014

PLANS to fence of public land on the Ouse riverbank for a private marina have been withdrawn after a public outcry.

Charities to take over in probation revolution

York Press: Scales - zxc

7:41am Friday 31st October 2014

NATIONAL charities and social enterprises will run non-custodial punishments for offenders in North Yorkshire and try to rehabilitate them under radical Government changes to the probation service.

Reform proposed for rural bus services to allow pensioners chance to contribute

York Press: Rural bus services in North Yorkshire under threat

7:50am Friday 31st October 2014

THE free bus pass scheme for pensioners should be reformed to stop bus services in rural North Yorkshire suffering from increasing financial crisis, county councillors have said.

Firefighters to strike

York Press: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue - zxc

10:52am Friday 31st October 2014

MEMBERS of the Fire Brigades Union will strike for four days from today.

Future of RAF Linton-on-Ouse airbase in doubt

York Press:

10:42am Friday 31st October 2014

DEFENCE chiefs have confirmed that basic flying training could be re-located to Wales from RAF Linton-on-Ouse – but not until the end of the decade.

MP calls for support to help schools ‘run on sun’

York Press: ENDING THE LOTTERY: Hugh Bayley

9:56am Friday 31st October 2014

A YORK MP has urged the Government to support a scheme to help schools run on solar power.

Unemployed helped by church-run job club

York Press: We need to be real

9:17am Friday 31st October 2014

A CHURCH club in Acomb is aiming to help residents improve their employability in tough economic times.

Motorcyclist killed in three vehicle crash near Ripon

York Press: Police - zxc

8:37am Friday 31st October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST died in a crash near Ripon on Wednesday.

Conman tries to talk his way into OAP's home

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

4:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BOGUS caller has tried to con a 71-year-old man into letting him into his home near Easingwold.

Two car crash on A1079

York Press:

9:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

TRAFFIC on one of the main routes into York has slowed and heavy queues are in place after a two car crash this morning.

Policeman who caught woman falling from York bridge is honoured

York Press:

4:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Heroic police officers and members of the public have been recognised at an awards ceremony

Human remains found by workmen in York-UPDATED

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

5:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORKMEN digging up part of a York street have found what they believe to be human remains.

Archbishop of York apologises to York man for ‘abuse and hurt’ caused by priest

York Press: HEINOUS CRIME: Dennis Franks

8:31am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Archbishop of York has apologised to a York man for ‘abuse and hurt’ caused by an Anglican priest, The Press can reveal.

Road death victim died from a head injury, inquest hears

York Press:

8:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A 21-year-old man died from a head injury following an altercation in a York street, an inquest has heard.

Shouts were heard, rape trial is told

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE neighbour of an alleged rape victim has told how he heard shouts through his ceiling.

Public urged not to approach escaped owl

York Press: Humberside Police - zxc

10:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been urged not to approach an owl which escaped in East Yorkshire.

Anger as thief steals sentimental items from grave

York Press:

11:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

RELATIVES of a much-loved great grandmother have spoken of their distress that sentimental items have been stolen from her grave.

Report backs plans for York river rescue boat

York Press:

10:01am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE founder of the York Rescue Boat said he hoped a recent report would encourage closer work between the charity and City of York Council.

Mental health problems linked with debt, CAB meeting told

York Press:

9:33am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOST people who go to the Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) with debt problems also have mental health issues, a meeting in York has heard.

North Yorkshire landmarks transformed by light for illuminating festivals

York Press:

11:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

SOME of North Yorkshire's most famous landmarks are being transformed by light this week.

9 news snippets you may have missed

York Press: PUMPKINS: The fire service is gearing up for Hallowe'en this weekend (Pic: David Cheskin/PA Wire)

3:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

Centenary of Rohilla rescue to be commemorated in Whitby

York Press:

9:02am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE CENTENARY of a dramatic sea rescue off the Yorkshire coast will be commemorated this weekend.

North Yorkshire Police launch illegal firearms amnesty

York Press: More than 80 firearms have been handed in in the first week of Greater Manchester's fire arms amnesty

10:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

OWNERS of illegal firearms have been urged to hand them over to police in an amnesty.

Lady Mayoress shows who wears the trousers at York's Mansion House

York Press:

10:44am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Lord Mayor of York has thrown open the doors of the Mansion House to the public.

Donations from house sales to help York homeless charity

York Press:

9:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

HOUSE builder David Wilson Homes has pledged to donate money from house sales before Christmas to a York homeless charity.

‘Fiasco’ statue is a ‘waste of time’, says council

York Press: Osbaldwick councillor Mark Warters

9:38am Thursday 30th October 2014

CITY of York Council has received a planning application to create what those behind it describe as a 'monument to mismanagement' in Station Rise.

Six generations of family have attended same school in Pocklington

York Press:

8:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

A GREAT-GRANDFATHER from Pocklington has revealed how no fewer than six generations of his family have attended a school in the town over almost 140 years.

£5 million worth of improvements planned for A64

York Press:

10:11am Thursday 30th October 2014

HIGHWAYS chiefs are planning to spend more than £5 million on improvements to the A64 in North Yorkshire in coming months.

Police inspector saves life of pensioner who collapsed outside pub

York Press: LIFE SAVER: Inspector Eamon Clarke with Denis Peirson

9:29am Thursday 30th October 2014

A POLICE inspector saved the life of a pensioner who had collapsed outside a North Yorkshire pub.

Adorable Gigi still seeking home after 200 days at dog shelter

York Press:

9:14am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DOG which has been in the care of an animal charity for more than 200 days is still in need of a home.

East Window of St Lawrence's Church re-dedicated after restoration

York Press:

9:55am Thursday 30th October 2014

A HISTORIC church window which was badly damaged in a storm earlier this year has been restored to its former glory and re-dedicated in a special ceremony.

Serial York burglar who forced woman, 82, to abandon her home is jailed

York Press:

7:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BURGLAR whose night-time raiding forced a 82-year-old woman to abandon the home where she had lived for nearly 40 years has been jailed.

City lights up tonight as Illuminating York Festival gets under way

York Press:

12:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YORK is set to be lit up by spectacular light and sound as the Illuminating York Festival returns tonight.

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York Press sport 12:52pm Fri 31 Oct 14

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Delight for Popple Well Springs residents as bus is reinstated (link)

In brief 1:29pm Fri 31 Oct 14

TADCASTER residents have welcomed the return of a vital bus service.

Three-day craft festival raises over £17k (link)

Selby & Tadcaster news 11:45am Thu 30 Oct 14

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Hairy cyclists' fundraiser to support Movember (link)

Fundrasing fun 10:58am Thu 30 Oct 14

A TEAM of cyclists will take part in an annual fundraising ride from York Minster next month.

Woman who died after head-on crash is named (link)

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