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

Museum charity ball in memory of mum-of-two set to raise thousands for cancer charity

York Press:

8:34am Friday 19th September 2014

A MUM-OF-TWO who died following a seven-year battle with breast cancer will be honoured during a fundraising ball held in her memory.

Wildlife trust's concerns over long term future for York sites

York Press:

8:09am Friday 19th September 2014

WILDLIFE campaigners have welcomed a temporary reprieve from developers for a site dubbed "the York Minster of nature", but have spoken out against plans for housebuilding close to another fragile ecosystem south of York.

Discover village's history as scarecrows sprout up all over Copmanthorpe

York Press:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

SCARECROWS have sprung up in Copmanthorpe as the village prepares to stage its first trail this weekend.

Firefighters tackle blaze in York flat

York Press:

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have tackled fire in a flat in York city centre.

Schoolgirl, 15, robbed of socks and shoes in York

York Press:

3:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A schoolgirl was robbed of her shoes and socks as she walked home from school.

Manhunt launched for missing offender

York Press:

2:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A MANHUNT has been launched to find a missing offender.

Revealed: Secret meeting being held today over housebuilding in York

York Press: Councils to get £16m to boost house building

3:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

YORK'S housebuilding trends over the past year are being discussed behind closed doors today.

6 great events to enjoy in York this weekend

York Press: York City fans have a key role to play tomorrow

4:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Looking for something to do this weekend in York? Here are 6 ideas....

Biggest book fair in Europe opens in York tomorrow

York Press: The York Book Fair at York Racecourse. Picture : Garry Atkinson.Reporters Ring Paul on 07968 725904 and organiser Janette Ray on 07803941307 (9438846)

2:54pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE annual York National Book Fair - which is the largest in Europe and now marking its 40th anniversary in the city  - opens at noon tomorrow in the Knavesmire Suite at York Racecourse.

Helicopter crash victims named

York Press:

11:47am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE two men who died in a helicopter crash off the Yorkshire coast this week have been named by police.

Man accused of Knaresborough bomb hoax appears in court

York Press:

11:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE suspect accused of a bomb hoax which shut down a North Yorkshire town for several hours has appeared in court.

Councillors put party differences aside to call for railway line's electrification

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:28am Thursday 18th September 2014

ELECTRIFYING the rail line for York to Harrogate and Leeds could boost the local economy by £400 million and improve service for passengers, politicians have said.

York criminal attacks his former solicitor

York Press:

11:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PROLIFIC York criminal attacked his former solicitor when they found themselves in a police custody suite together.

Community challenge for centre make-over

York Press:

10:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

A CHALLENGE is being thrown down to firms and organisations in York to help transform a community centre in just three days.

York College nursery site to reopen as construction skills centre

York Press:

10:19am Thursday 18th September 2014

TWO years after the tragic death of a three-year-old girl on a slide, York College is demolishing its former nursery to make way for a new £6 million construction skills centre.

Unemployment in York falls to 1.1 per cent

York Press: Job centre - jobs

8:48am Thursday 18th September 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT has fallen again in York, with 1,000 fewer people claiming Jobseekers Allowance than a year ago.

Yorkshire in Bloom awards winners announced

York Press:

12:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

GARDENS around Yorkshire are celebrating after being named as winners in the Yorkshire in Bloom awards.

Dead man named

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

11:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

A man who died suddenly in York has been named by police as Darren Shaun Brown.

Invictus Games winners celebrate sporting success back home

York Press:

11:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

HEROES in Prince Harry’s Invictus Games have returned to show off their medals.

Possible upgrade of A64 east of York being examined by highways engineers

York Press: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

11:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

HIGHWAYS bosses have confirmed they are studying the feasibility of an upgrade of the A64 east of York’s Hopgrove roundabout.

Samurai sword man gets unpaid work

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN who brandished a samurai sword on the streets of Scarborough has been spared jail.

Artwork auction to raise funds for a little known cancer

York Press:

9:42am Thursday 18th September 2014

A CANCER survivor has created an online charity auction to raise vital funds for a little known cancer.

Braveheart actress speaks out about depression

York Press:

9:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

A YOUNG York actress who starred alongside Mel Gibson in Braveheart has spoken for the first time about her battle with depression.

More arrests as part of Operation Hawk

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:39am Thursday 18th September 2014

FIVE men were arrested as part of Operation Hawk, the crackdown on travelling criminals, after police were alerted to a fish and chip shop burglary.

Escapologist plans bid to escape from Dick Turpin's cell

York Press:

9:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

AN ESCAPOLOGIST will attempt to outdo Houdini next month by escaping from Dick Turpin's cell at York's Castle Museum.

Barlby couple's diamond wedding celebrations

York Press:

9:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

It was love at first sight when well-known local sportsman Les Northern first saw his wife Kath as a leading lady in a local amateur dramatic production.

Plague of flies causes misery for Pickering residents

York Press:

2:05pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

RESIDENTS of Pickering have been left miserable after swarms of flies have plagued the town during the summer months.

REVEALED: £161,000 plans for York’s new congestion commission

York Press:

9:12am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TOP transport experts from around the UK could be brought in to help tackle congestion in York.

Two dead in Yorkshire helicopter crash

York Press:

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO men have died in a helicopter crash off the Yorkshire coast.

Ex-council leader seeks re-election in York

York Press:

8:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FORMER York council leader is stepping back into front-line politics to fight next month's crucial Westfield by-election.

York murder suspects appear in court

York Press: Scales - zxc

7:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO people have appeared in court accused of the murder of a man who died two years after being attacked in York.

Scaffolder rescued from building site after 10 metre fall

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

6:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCAFFOLDER had to be rescued by firefighters when he fell 10 metres through the roof of a building site.

"Top 10" chocolate bars revealed in survey - but famous York brands are beaten to top spots

York Press:

3:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHOCOLATE treats made famous in York have been trumped by other big name bars, in a survey of thousands of enthusiasts.

Champion ale revealed at York Beer and Cider Festival

York Press:

4:41pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CROWDS are flocking to Knavesmire in York today as the city's biggest ever beer festival gets underway.

Manhunt launched for missing offender

York Press:

2:59pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DETECTIVES are searching for a missing offender who is wanted for return to prison.

Tesco abandons North Yorks store plan

York Press: Tesco logo

12:16pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has abandoned its plan to build a new store in North Yorkshire.

Galtres Parklands Festival hopeful over cash repayments to traders

York Press:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FESTIVAL organisers have said they intend to repay traders who claim they have been left high and dry and owed thousands of pounds.

Off-duty heroes commended for River Ouse rescue

York Press:

9:03am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO off duty members of the emergency services who saved a woman from drowning have been commended for their efforts.

Two charged with murder

York Press: Scales - zxc

7:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A  man and a woman have been charged with the murder of a man who died in York.

Family tributes pour out for ‘beautiful’ mum-to-be

York Press:

8:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FAMILY and friends packed into York Crematorium to pay tribute to a mum-to-be who was “always smiling”.

Friends and family of Megan Roberts mark her 21st birthday

York Press: Megan and Jackie Roberts last year.

10:26am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FRIENDS and family of Megan Roberts have gathered at the River Ouse to mark what would have been her 21st birthday.

Two men cleared over involvement in £500,000 cannabis factory

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:51am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A JURY has acquitted two men accused of involvement in a Tadcaster cannabis factory after both said they had never been to the town in their lives.

Richard III died after losing helmet in battle

York Press:

9:56am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RICHARD III died in the thick of battle after losing his helmet and coming under a hail of blows from vicious medieval weapons, new research has shown.

Alison’s Top Gun of the bus world

York Press:

10:23am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FIRST York employee Alison Owbridge has been hailed as the country’s top female bus driver.

Charitable trust could be solution to North York Moors National Park funding crisis

York Press:

8:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CASH-STRAPPED bosses of the North York Moors National Park look set to launch an independent charitable trust to open up new sources of funding.

Churchill funeral carriage to be exhibited at the NRM

York Press:

7:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CARRIAGE from the train which carried Sir Winston Churchill from his state funeral to his final resting place is due to have a new home in York.

More seals seeking sanctuary at rescue centre

York Press:

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SCARBOROUGH Sea Life Sanctuary is having one of its busiest seal-rescue summers in recent years.

Railway museum comes out top of the list for tourists

York Press: Shaun Houldridge of the NRM inside the newly open carraige, Topaz.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5848472)

8:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A YORK tourist attraction has been named one of the top ten in the country.

Bishopthorpe Road pavements to be repaired

York Press: York's Bishy Road gears up for Grand Depart

8:56am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE pavements outside the shops on Bishopthorpe Road in York are set to be enhanced.

Brass band takes home the trophies at awards contest

York Press:

8:21am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ONE of North Yorkshire's top brass bands has won top awards in an event in the Yorkshire Dales.



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Helicopter crash victims named (link)

Ryedale news 11:47am Thu 18 Sep 14

THE two men who died in a helicopter crash off the Yorkshire coast this week have been named by police.

£26,000 benefit fraud (link)

East Yorkshire news 9:10am Thu 18 Sep 14

AN EAST Yorkshire woman has been given a six-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months on condition she does…

Cycle challenge raises thousands for injured soldiers (link)

Fundrasing fun 8:33am Thu 18 Sep 14

CYCLING bar staff got in the saddle to raise thousands of pounds for injured servicemen and women.

Police hunt suspicious vehicle (link)

Selby & Tadcaster news 10:16am Thu 18 Sep 14

RESIDENTS have been urged to report any sightings of a green Subaru Legacy, registration R89 NTY.

Man accused of Knaresborough bomb hoax appears in court (link)

Harrogate and Ripon news 11:44am Thu 18 Sep 14

THE suspect accused of a bomb hoax which shut down a North Yorkshire town for several hours has appeared in court.

50 jobs available in York - if you can cope with an "interview from Hell" (link)

In brief 11:17am Thu 18 Sep 14

A YORK attraction is looking for candidates for what they call “the job interview from Hell”.

York City unlikely to make loan signings for Southend game (link)

York Press sport 4:06pm Thu 18 Sep 14

YORK City manager Nigel Worthington has been forced to put his squad-strengthening bid on hold ahead of this…

York City defender Dan Parslow loaned to Grimsby (link)

York Press sport 1:23pm Thu 18 Sep 14

YORK City defender Daniel Parslow has joined Conference side Grimsby Town on a month's loan.

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