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LIVE - Claudia Lawrence detectives bail 46-year-old man following arrest in York - CSI teams search pub - 22 pics - Locals tell of shock - Claudia's dad urges people to come forward - More arrests possible, say police UPDATE 9pm

York Press:

11:37am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A YORK pub has today been at the centre of the Claudia Lawrence investigation. LATEST NEWS.

Local family buys million pound pad

York Press: Toby Cockcroft and Steve Davis, the Bonding WarehouseYorks first £1m luxury penthouse snapped up by local buyers - Bonding Warehouse development 75% sold before completionThree of the four luxury apartments that make up Yorks most exclusive rivers

5:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A YORK family has purchased the city's first £1 million penthouse as only one apartment remains unsold at the newly re-developed Bonding Warehouse.

Yellow seagull rescued in Scarborough

York Press:

1:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SEAGULL painted yellow in what was thought to be a pre Tour de France prank has been rescued in Scarborough.

Judge speaks out over lack of power to punish repeat offenders

York Press:

12:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

YORK’S top judge has criticised a law change that has allowed one of the city’s most prolific criminals to spend less time behind bars.

Fresh warning over river dangers as hot weather continues

York Press:

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MEN have been risking serious injury by jumping into the River Derwent from a North Yorkshire bridge.

‘Legless’ police officer ripped off shirt and attacked holidaymaker, court hears

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MURDER squad detective was “absolutely legless” when he ripped off his shirt and attacked a holidaymaker in a pub, shouting “I’m a copper – I will do what I like,” a court was told.

Legal high shop raided

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of selling legal highs to youths after his shop was raided in Scarborough.

Whitby angler catches record-breaking fish

York Press: Daniel Bennett with the 208lb skate caught off the Isle of Skye, smashing the current land record by 40lbs. See swns story SWFISH. An angler has smashed the record for the biggest fish ever caught from British shores - a whopping skate weighing more than

10:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire angler has landed the big one - the largest fish ever caught from the British shoreline.

World food restaurant to open in Tesco supermarket

York Press: Tesco logo

8:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TESCO has chosen York as the location for its first in-store Giraffe concessions in the region.

Election boundary shake-up on the way for York

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

7:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Boundary Commission has released its final recommendations for revised council boundaries in York.

Air ambulance pilot who rescued Richard Hammond retires

York Press: (8434550)

7:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE PILOT who flew BBC presenter Richard Hammond to hospital after his high-speed crash has retired after a decade with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Bishy Road receives two Community Pride nominations

York Press: Crowds in Bishopthorpe Road, Pic by Jo Hughes (7945112)

10:19am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A THRIVING high street which hosted a vibrant Tour de France celebration has become the centre of two Community Pride nominations.

Community Pride: Fundraisers recognised for their charitable work

York Press: Eunice Cooper (Community Pride nominee) (8478792)

10:17am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THREE fundraisers have been nominated for the Community Pride Awards for their tireless efforts in raising money for their communities.

Selby band signed by Robert Plant's record label

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9:41am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BAND made up of students from Selby are a step away from the big time after signing up to a rock legend's label.

River warnings welcomed by mother of Megan Roberts

York Press: Jackie Roberts, who will take part in a walking challenge to raise money in memory of her daughter, Megan

9:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEW campaigns to encourage people to think before drinking near open water have been welcomed by Jackie Roberts.

Sisters to run for charity that saved mother’s life

York Press:

9:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO sisters whose mum battled and survived breast cancer are raising money for the charity they say helped to save her.

North Yorkshire and Humberside Police adopt code of ethics

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

7:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEW rules on how police officers at every level should behave have been introduced in North Yorkshire and Humberside.

York band marches to fifth national title

York Press: Andy Stubbs with members of St Andrews Brass Band who have won a national award for the fifth time.Nigel Holland. (8478927)

7:45am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BAND from York has celebrated winning a national title for the fifth time.

Changed diet makes Big Bee half the man he used to be

York Press: Brendan O'Donnell, 31, from East Yorkshire, who has been named Slimming World Man of the Year after losing 11st 3lbs, stands next to a cardboard cut out of himself taken before the weight loss at a photocall at The Ritz hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

12:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

"Big Bee" is celebrating his new wasp waist after shedding more than 11 stone from his oversized body.

Phil Wiggins smashes his fundraising target

York Press: Fundraiser Phil Wiggins, thanking supporters for their donations and help.

10:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FUNDRAISER Phil Wiggins has reached his £4,000 target three months ahead of schedule, but has vowed to keep going.

'Extra care' facility proposed for every major North Yorkshire town

York Press: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

8:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EVERY major town in North Yorkshire could have an "extra care" facility for older people, if proposals put forward by the county council go ahead.

14 suspected fine dodgers arrested in York - one tried to hide in his bathroom

York Press: Picture courtesy of North Yorkshire Police

11:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE executed warrants on more than a dozen fine dodgers in York this week.

North Yorkshire Police force 'good value for money'

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:16am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW report into North Yorkshire Police has judged the force "good" value for money, and said its efficiency is "outstanding".

Samaritans look to raise awareness

York Press: Watford Samaritans to celebrate 60th anniversary

9:08am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SAMARITANS will be at York Railway Station on Thursday as part of a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the charity’s round-the-clock service.

Clifton footbridge to be closed until autumn for repairs

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11:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE footbridge that crosses the A19 at St Peter’s School, Clifton, will be closed for repairs during the summer and early autumn.

Home security plea to York residents

York Press: The It Only Takes A Minute campaign highlights the importance of making sure your home is secure

10:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS in York have been urged to ensure their doors and windows are locked while they enjoy hot weather this summer, to prevent burglaries.

Bridlington murder search continues - landlady was stabbed to death - £5,000 reward for information on John Heald's whereabouts

York Press:

3:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE search for John Heald, who is wanted in connection with the murder of Bei Carter, landlady of an East Yorkshire guest house, is still ongoing.

York curry house fined £4,000 for hygiene breaches

York Press: Restaurants fined for serving beef as lamb curry

6:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A RESTAURANT in York has been fined thousands of pounds after breaching hygiene regulations.

Cliff fall man named by police

York Press:

2:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE man who fell to his death from a North Yorkshire cliff has been named by police as Malcolm Hall.

Latest speed camera locations announced

York Press:

2:29pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE latest locations for North Yorkshire Police's mobile speed cameras have been released.

Homelessness falls in York - but rental market remains off-limits to many

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOMELESSNESS has reduced in York but the city's housing crisis is intensifying for many, a new report has warned.

Expert rejects "security" claim, in York council secrecy row

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

3:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NATIONAL expert has rubbished a claim that it would be a security risk to detail meetings attended by York's council chief executive.

Nestle turns around fortunes following £100 million sales surge

York Press: Nestlé worker Anna Grzegorczyk packs the first batch of the new Fairtrade two-finger KitKat off the production line at the     factory in York

2:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ONE of York's largest employers Nestle UK has turned around losses of almost £12 million into profits topping £25 million in its last financial results.

Mother’s Day robber faces long jail term

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12:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 38-year-old man has admitted robbing an elderly woman and her daughter in York on Mothering Sunday.

£18,000 bill for event about poverty is revealed

York Press: Coun James Alexander (left) with visitors to the York Fairness Conference at York University (left) Kate Green MP, Debbie Abrahams MP, Sophie Jowett,Henk Kool (Vice mayor social affairs,Employment and Economy in the Netherlands), and Kate Pickett (prof Yo

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YORK'S 'Fairness Conference' cost more than £18,000 to stage, including £4,000 to produce a website and £4,000 for refreshments and drinks, it has been revealed.

Solicitor investigated over dishonesty

York Press:

12:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A YORK solicitor is being investigated over allegations of dishonesty and financial irregularities a year after closing his office.

Lap dancing club is given go-ahead by council

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:26am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COUNCILLORS have voted to allow a second lap dancing club in York city centre – but have called for a review of the city’s policies on such venues.

UPDATED 3.50pm: Two motorcyclists injured in North Yorkshire crash

York Press: Police - zxc

11:15am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO motorcyclists were taken to hospital - one by air ambulance - after a crash near Tadcaster this morning.

UPDATED: Concerns for missing teenager

York Press:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are concerned for the safety of a teenager who has been missing since Saturday.

Improvements praised at Acomb school

York Press: Headteacher Lee Haynes and pupils and staff at Acomb Primary School celebrating their Ofsted success.

10:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS and staff at Acomb Primary School are celebrating the end of the school year with a 'good' rating from Ofsted.

Historic pub stories to be re-told in York

York Press:

10:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STORIES of long-lost brewers and pub landlords will be recounted this Sunday, when a new guided walk is held at York Cemetery.

Hunt for robber goes on

York Press: POLICE APPEAL: Michael William Powell, who is wanted by North Yorkshire Police for recall to prison

10:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are still searching for a convicted robber, who is wanted for recall to prison.

ADAM festival beats the weather

York Press: Musicians make a call during the ADAM Festival in Acomb. From left, Michael Lester, Joe O’Neill, Miriam Howson and Katie Green

10:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE second annual ADAM festival has seen hundreds of people through the doors of cultural events across Acomb, despite horrendous weather.

Police plea to suspect in landlady’s murder

York Press:

10:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SEARCHES are ongoing for a man wanted in connection with the murder of an East Yorkshire woman.

Police appeal for information after students threatened

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO male students have been threatened by a man and a woman in York.

Hugh Bayley tells Parliament of need for foodbanks

York Press: ENDING THE LOTTERY: Hugh Bayley

10:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YORK MP Hugh Bayley has spoken in the house of Commons on the important work done by foodbanks.

Police training aims to prevent custody death

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:57am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE in North Yorkshire are looking at fresh healthcare training for officers to help safeguard against deaths in custody.

Endangered beetle finds new home in York

York Press: Tansy Beetles have been limited to a single stretch of the banks of the River Ouse

9:18am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BEETLE that is extinct in Britain except for a 30km stretch of the banks of the River Ouse around York has survived the winter and is now breeding in the city's Museum Gardens.

Community projects that make a difference

York Press: Iris Rough, Hilda Mead, Margaret Catchpole, Sylvia Meyer and Sue Cushing enjoy Coffee and cakes of the village green, Upper Poppleton.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8421195)

9:13am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COMMUNITY cafe which brings village residents of all ages together to enjoy coffee, cake and strawberry teas is going from strength to strength in York.

How Tour de France inspired communities

York Press:

9:09am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE TOUR de France inspired people around York to come together and celebrate, and now that community spiritedness is being praised.



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