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

City-centre Primark deal ‘near completion’

York Press:

11:42am Monday 1st September 2014

A DEAL rumoured to be brining Primark to the city centre is due to be completed imminently according to the new owners of the Coppergate Centre.

Car crashes into York river

York Press: Police - zxc

9:06am Monday 1st September 2014

A MOTORIST escaped injury when their car overturned into the River Foss in York this morning.

Inquest to be held eight years after woman’s death

York Press:

11:31am Monday 1st September 2014

AN INQUEST into the death of a young woman in York will finally take place this week - almost eight years after she died.

Yorkshire Harvest drive begins to tackle food poverty issue

York Press:

10:46am Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW drive to tackle food poverty in our region begins today.

Drop in the number of affordable homes built in York

York Press: Persimmon has reported a surge in pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of June.

10:38am Monday 1st September 2014

THE number of new affordable homes being built in York fell by 60 percent last year.

New health centre planned for University of York campus

York Press:

8:13am Monday 1st September 2014

PLANS for a new health centre with a pharmacy and shops at the University of York's Heslington East campus will go on public display on Thursday, September 4.

Review due for street signs to help disabled people

York Press:

7:59am Monday 1st September 2014

STREET signs in York are set for an overhaul to make them more helpful for people with dementia.

Lynn Jeffries funeral date set

York Press: Lynn Jeffries, who has now joined the Liberal Democrats on City of York Council

11:18am Monday 1st September 2014

A FUNERAL date has been set for equalities campaigner and York city councillor Lynn Jeffries.

Painful time for mother of tragic Megan

York Press: Megan and Jackie Roberts last year.

11:11am Monday 1st September 2014

THE mother of Megan Roberts has thanked her friends and family for helping her prepare to spend a milestone birthday without her daughter.

McDonald's, petrol station and Marks & Spencer shop planned for outer ring road junction

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

8:21am Monday 1st September 2014

YORK is in line for a new fast food outlet under plans submitted to the city council.

Community stadium package to cost £37m

York Press: Community Stadium - new

11:02am Monday 1st September 2014

MORE details have been revealed about the funding package behind the new Community Stadium plans for York.

Review could see new parish councils created

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:20am Monday 1st September 2014

AN OVERHAUL of council arrangements in York could see new parish councils created, while others are merged or abolished in the city.

It’s a Knockout tournament smashes previous fundrasing total

York Press: A competitor makes a splash during the St Leonard's Hospice It's a Knockout tournament on Knavesmire. Pic: Mike Tipping (9834256)

11:37am Monday 1st September 2014

THIRTY-four teams flocked to the racecourse yesterday to take part in the third annual "It's a Knockout" tournament, raising money for St Leonard's Hospice.

York actor lands a leading role in American television series

York Press:

9:32am Monday 1st September 2014

A VETERAN York actor has landed a leading role in a major American television series.

Malton Stables' charity day a success

York Press: Five year old Sophie Griffiths with her family at Brian Ellison's Spring Cottage stables for Malton Open Day. pic by Jo Hughes (9838731)

11:27am Monday 1st September 2014

THE stars of Malton's racing scene were on show yesterday the annual Malton Stables Open Day.

Matt cartoon exhibition hopes to draw in the crowds

York Press:

9:18am Monday 1st September 2014

A STATELY home in Ryedale is getting ready to stage an exhibition of one of the country's best loved cartoonists.

Councillor welcomes free school meals initiative

York Press:

8:32am Monday 1st September 2014

ALMOST 6,000 York children will get free school meals when terms starts again this week.

Ambulance staff strike

York Press: Yorkshire Ambulance Service logo - zxc

8:03am Monday 1st September 2014

AMBULANCE workers in Unite the Union went on strike for six hours on Friday and more action is planned on Tuesday.

Protest against health deal

York Press:

11:05am Monday 1st September 2014

PROTESTERS took to the streets of York on Saturday to fight against deal which they say puts the NHS under threat from international corporations.

Affordable homes plan for Selby district

York Press: Selby District Council - zxc

9:27am Monday 1st September 2014

SELBY District Council is set to embark on a house building programme to create 106 new affordable houses in the district.

Six bailed over Bridlington murder

York Press:

9:11pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A SEVENTH person is now being questioned by police over the murder of 39-year-old Bridlington man Graham White.

Archbishop speaks out on asylum for Islamic State refugees

York Press:

2:14pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has called for the UK to take in refugees from Iraq and Syria and prevent atrocities on a par with the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s.

Sutton Bank re-opened after accident

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

1:33pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Sutton Bank has reopened after a road accident at lunchtime today.

Gunman hunted after raid on York newsagents - Exclusive CCTV images - Victim tells of terror

York Press: Stephen and Helen Weston from the MacRae's shop on Huntington Road which has suffered another armed robery. Picture David Harrison. (9820551)

9:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

A TEENAGE shopworker has told of the terrifying moment when an armed robber pointed a gun at her.

A19 car fire near Thirsk

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

9:19am Sunday 31st August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a car on fire after a crash on the A19 near Thirsk in the early hours.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

York Press: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

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

Report highlights modern slavery problem

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

12:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

RURAL North Yorkshire could be hiding hundreds of people in forced labour and modern slavery, according to a report supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Guide listing for a 1960s ‘hidden’ pub

York Press: Dick Turpin public house. Landlord Alan King and his partner Jo MacPherson.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9806496)

12:04pm Saturday 30th August 2014

IN a city famed for its history, a 1960s suburban pub may not seem an obvious tourist destination.

Man jailed for attack on baby

York Press: webpix court justice

11:59am Saturday 30th August 2014

A YORK man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for attacking a six-week-old baby and brandishing a knife at a woman.

CPP chairman steps down

York Press: CPP: Examining sales processes

11:56am Saturday 30th August 2014

YORK credit-card insurer CPP Group has announced its chairman is stepping down as the firm breaks even on operating performance.

Row over city centre brownfield sites

York Press: Councillor Chris Steward Leader of the Conservative Group on City Of York Council. Picture David Harrison. (9814224)

11:56am Saturday 30th August 2014

CONSERVATIVE politicians are calling for a rethink over housing plans for York's greenfield land, after figures showed the city-centre had one of the highest concentrations of undeveloped brownfield sites in the country.

Speed concerns of York resident

York Press: Walmgate area resident, Barbara Pettitt is calling for a change in the speed limit in the Navigation Road area.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9765143)

11:36am Saturday 30th August 2014

A YORK resident has told of her concerns about traffic in a residential area of the city.

Fears for future of Yearsley swimming pool

York Press: York’s Yearsley Pool

11:28am Saturday 30th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting for the future of a community pool fear its days are numbered after plans for a new facility were announced.

£22.7m Park and Ride scheme finally complete

York Press: Commission Air (9806088)

11:27am Saturday 30th August 2014

YORK'S newest Park and Ride scheme is finally complete, more than a year after building work began.

League tables grade hospital meals

York Press: Bootham Park Hospital. Pic: Mike Tipping (9809036)

11:25am Saturday 30th August 2014

"LEAGUE tables" judging the food given to hospital patients have shown the quality of meals varies significantly across the area.

Police adopt new stop and search rules

York Press: Home Secretary Theresa May supporting Enfield MPs campaign

11:23am Saturday 30th August 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police has become one of the first authorities in the country to adopt new stop and search regulations.

Second World War planes in fly-past over Allerton Castle

York Press: People look at the Lancaster bomber,   one of only two in the world still flying, at Durham Tees Valley Airport in Darlington, as it tours the country. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 28, 2014. The aircraft is dedicated to the memor

10:26am Saturday 30th August 2014

RARE warplanes will dominate the skyline of a prestigious castle during an historic global tour.

Cyclists to honour tragic football fan

York Press: York City stars Michael Ingham (front) and Tom Platt (back left) with departing charity cyclists.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9783871)

10:23am Saturday 30th August 2014

A FOOTBALL fan who died on his way home from a York City game is set to be honoured by supporters.

MP praises art gallery revamp

York Press: Hugh Bayley MP pictured on a visit to York Art Gallery, pictured next to Janet Barnes and her colleagues associated with the revamp.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9806498)

10:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

YORK MP Hugh Bayley has praised the refurbishment work at York Art Gallery, after a "behind the scenes tour" months ahead of its scheduled reopening.

GP surgeries to merge

York Press: NHS logo

10:17am Saturday 30th August 2014

TWO GP surgeries in York with a total of 48,000 patients have announced plans to merge - in a move they say will improve services.

Wildlife centre needs new home

York Press: Annette Pyrah and a hedgehog at Selby Wildlife Rescue. (9805970)

9:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WILDLIFE rescue centre which started in a Selby conservatory is in desperate need of new premises.

London showcase for student filmmakers’ work

York Press: University of York logo

9:27am Saturday 30th August 2014

TALENTED student filmmakers from the University of York will showcase their work to leading members of the British film industry at the Vue Cinema in Piccadilly, London, as part of the Raindance Film Festival 2014.

Good news for girl, 11, in fight to beat cancer

York Press: BATTLING CANCER: Gaby Alderson, who is nearing remission from neuroblastoma

9:24am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl who has battled a rare and aggressive cancer for a year has been told her condition has significantly improved.

MP supports calls for the banning of Chinese lanterns

York Press: York Outer MP Julian Sturdy

12:11pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE new code of practice on sky lanterns doesn’t go far enough, say event organisers, who are calling for a national ban.

Elvington housing scheme complete

York Press: York Housing Association's chief executive, Julia Histon, and chairman, Jolyon Harrison, join the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of York (Cllr Ian and Patricia Gillies) for the opening of Jubilee Court in Elvington 2 million affordable housing scheme co

12:07pm Saturday 30th August 2014

DEVELOPERS and residents are celebrating the completion of the £2 million affordable housing development in Elvington.

Scarborough man jailed for drink-driving

York Press: webpix court justice

12:09pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A SCARBOROUGH man received an eight-week custodial sentence just a day after he was caught drink-driving by police.

Man accused of robbery faces crown court

York Press: webpix court justice

12:02pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN accused of robbing a women in her seventies will have his case heard at York Crown Court.

York reaches broadband milestone

York Press: Cllr James Alexander pictured ahead of his speach at The Mansion House.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8690417)

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MORE THAN 75,000 homes and businesses in York are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband as part of a £2.5 billion roll-out.

Help to search out best energy deal

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:39am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS in York can attend drop-in sessions to get help signing up to the Big Community Energy Switch, which could help save money on their gas and electricity bills.

York 'sex attack' claim was made up, say police

York Press:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A TEENAGER who claimed she had been sexually assaulted in York city-centre made the claim up, police said today.

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Affordable homes plan for Selby district (link)

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Road improvement work at Seaton Ross (link)

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Annual Lord Mayor’s bowls match (link)

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Cyclists to honour tragic football fan (link)

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