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

York to be fastest broadband city

York Press: Stonegate and the Mansion House from the Central Tower at York Minster. Picture: Mike Tipping

12:22pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YORK is set to enjoy the fastest city wide broadband in the country thanks to a new partnership.

Two lorries crash on A64

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO lorries have crashed on the A64 today, causing partial closure of the road.

New free parking announced in York city centre

York Press: From left: James Alexander, Adam Sinclair, Dave Merrett, Darren Richardson, David Cox, and Frank Wood

10:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

DRIVERS will be able to park in York car parks for free on three mornings a week, under new plans to boost the city centre.

Cycle path bill rises to £1.3m

York Press: York cycle path to cost public £1.3 million

5:26pm Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW cycle route on the outskirts of York has increased in cost for a third time and will now cost taxpayers more than £1 million.

Arrest made over police uniform theft

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

5:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the theft of a car which contained a police staff uniform and identity card.

REVEALED: Speed camera locations for the next week

York Press: Police reveal speed camera locations

4:17pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ENFORCEMENT locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 16 April.

John Lewis sells 20,000 items in first three days

York Press: Crowds queue ouside John Lewis at the opening of their new store at the opening of the Vangarde Shopping Park.

3:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YORK's new John Lewis store sold more than 20,000 items in its first three days as customers flocked to £15 million store.

Two crashes near York during evening commute

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

6:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO accidents have caused heavy traffic outside tonight.

Meet the York mum with 19 new babies

York Press: Pics by Dave Harrison

5:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

NINETEEN ducklings have hatched in the gardens of the Merchant Adventurers Hall on Fossgate, the largest new flock staff have seen.

Volunteers help in search for missing teenager

York Press: Tyler Pearson

10:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS searched the river Ouse in York for missing Tyler Pearson.

Cash from Community Fund for vulnerable people in York

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10:33am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FUNDING of almost £15,000 has been allocated to help some of York’s most vulnerable people.

Hospital sterile services jobs review

York Press: NHS England South has appointed Sarah Elliott the new director for nursing and quality

10:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE sterile services departments at York and Scarborough hospitals are under review, following the merger of their health trusts.

£10m York Central bridge could be built in 2016

York Press: Darren Richardson, director of city and environmental services

10:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A £10 MILLION bridge which holds the key to developing York's "teardrop" site could be built in 2016, city leaders have said.

Jorvik Viking Centre celebrates its 30th birthday

York Press: Thornfinn the Viking with brothers James, 8, and William, 4

10:55am Tuesday 15th April 2014

IT broke the mould for museums around the world, with its time cars taking visitors through an authentic re-creation of York's Viking settlement.

Hotel housekeeper jailed after £9,000 drugs stash found

York Press: webpix court justice

9:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE head housekeeper of a York hotel has been jailed once more after police found £9,000 worth of drugs and a drug-dealing centre in her home.

Farmer trapped in machinery featured on TV's Helicopter Heroes

York Press: Darren Taylor at home with his wife Nicky

9:42am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE farmer who suffered life-changing injuries when he became trapped in a potato harvester last October told his story on (April 14) yesterday’s Helicopter Heroes on BBC1.

Australian woman protests over asylum policy

York Press: Jacquie (correct) Coupe and fellow protesters at Cliffords Tower.Nigel Holland. (5405620)

9:32am Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN AUSTRALIAN woman who says an ancestor was deported as a teenager from York prison in the first convict fleet in 1775 has staged a protest at Clifford's Tower against current Australian immigration policy.

Residents take part in scheme for cheaper fuel bills

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9:33am Tuesday 15th April 2014

HUNDREDS of York residents have taken part in a council scheme to get cheaper gas and electric bills.

Super fan Maria Bewers' dedication to football

York Press: Community Pride nominee Maria Brewers at Bootham Crescent

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

For the past 16 years Maria Bewers, from Acomb, has voluntarily run the family room at York City Football Club for every home match.

Campaigners oppose ban on CCTV near schools

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9:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to ban CCTV parking cameras near schools have been opposed by campaign groups and local authorities.

York art gallery roof removed as part of redevelopment

York Press: A view over York city centre from the scaffolding at York Art Gallery. Pic: Mike Tipping (5403532)

9:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE roof of York Art Gallery has been removed as part of a huge £8 million redevelopment of the site.

Wildflower meadows planned for York

York Press: The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

8:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to create new meadows of wildflowers in York have been launched by a national charity.

York chief executive given honorary doctorate

York Press: Julia Unwin who is to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales.

10:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Chief Executive of York's Joseph Rowntree Foundation Julia Unwin CBE, is to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales.

Man found with child sex photographs spared jail

York Press: webpix court justice

8:42am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A 26 YEAR OLD man found with hundreds of indecent images and videos of children on his computer was spared jail.

MP briefed on Jobs fair to be held in York

York Press: Hugh Bayley uses the Job Point during his visit to Jobcentre Plus in Stonebow in York where he met (from left) Julia Massey, Partnership Manager from the City of York Council's Learning City York , Elaine Brear Advisor Manager, and Julia Davis, Employ

8:34am Tuesday 15th April 2014

YORK Central MP Hugh Bayley has visited Jobcentre Plus in Stonebow to find out how it is helping people get into work.

Fury over police federation cash row

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10:13am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE chairman of North Yorkshire’s Police Federation (NYPF) has reacted with anger to claims the organisation refused to hand over financial records.

Calls for debate on social care

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10:16am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GROUP that represents social care providers across York and North Yorkshire is celebrating a year of success as it marks a decade since it was set up.

REVEALED: Critical report that led to scrapping of Lendal Bridge trial

York Press: Public opposition to Lendal Bridge closure revealed in report

10:26am Monday 14th April 2014

THE depth of opposition from businesses, visitors and residents to the Lendal Bridge traffic ban has been revealed in a report.

Famous York shop to become brasserie, bar and coffee house

York Press: The now-closed Army & Navy Stores in Fossgate

4:07pm Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW brasserie, bar and coffee house in York city-centre has today been approved, despite local residents' objections.

York man left for dead in attack - Mum tells of anguish

York Press: Jane Blythe who's son Adam was attacked in the North East.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5377155)

10:46am Monday 14th April 2014

A YORK mother has told of her heartache after her son nearly died in a violent attack.

Man head-butts car window in York

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

9:46am Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN smashed the window of a car stopped at traffic lights in York by head-butting it.

Woman injured in crash near York railway station

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9:24am Monday 14th April 2014

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital with a leg injury after being hit by a car this morning.

River searches continue for missing Tyler Pearson

York Press: Tyler Pearson

3:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

RIVER searches for missing 18-year-old Tyler Pearson have been carried out today by members of an independent river safety charity.

Yorkshire Marathon places up for grabs

York Press: Babs Shiells, centre, in training with White Rose runners as they get ready for the Yorkshire Marathon

12:10am Monday 14th April 2014

RUNNERS are being offered the chance to take part in their first marathon by the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which has places available in the sold-out Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in York.

Warning to public after police uniform is stolen

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5:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS in North Yorkshire are warned to be on their guard if someone claiming to be a police officer knocks on their door, after a uniform was stolen today.

Hope still alive for Kellingley mine, MP says

York Press: Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams, who backs the Chance To Be Chancellor scheme

9:56am Monday 14th April 2014

SELBY MP Nigel Adams has said the door is still open for private investment to save North Yorkshire's last deep pit mine.

York animal home in "pet selfies" photo fundraiser

York Press: SELF AWARE: Travis has his mobile phone selfie taken by volunteer Fran Plant, left, helped by animal care assistant Niki Boyes, at the RSPCA animal home in Landing Lane, York. Inset below, the picture on the phone   Picture: Mike Tipping

9:52am Monday 14th April 2014

IT'S the camera craze which has gripped celebrities, sports stars and politicians - now staff and volunteers at a York animal charity are putting pets in the frame as well.

New social club is at the heart of Burnholme housing project

York Press: Pictured outside the old Burnholme Social Club are, from the left, Marjory Pearson, Ron Fisher and Albert Ford from the club, with from Lindum York Neil Coote, site manager Phil Sedman, Quantity Survery Martin Crellin and Ben Hudson from Hudson Moody esta

8:39am Monday 14th April 2014

YORK has started on building homes and a modern new social club in a York suburb.

Kings Square works hitting trade - shopkeeper

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8:33am Monday 14th April 2014

A RETAILER claims work on revamping Kings Square in York has caused him to suffer a drop in business of up to 30 per cent.

Brewery engineer calls time after half a century at John Smith's

York Press: John Smith's Tadcaster Brewery general Manager Martin Kochl (right) presents Mick and his wife Ann with gifts and flowers to mark his retirement

8:09am Monday 14th April 2014

A BREWERY engineer has called time on a 50-year career at John Smith’s in Tadcaster.

Hundreds get cheaper gas and electricity in York thanks to tariff switching scheme

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7:58am Monday 14th April 2014

HUNDREDS of York residents have saved money by signing up to a free service to help them get lower their gas and electricity bills.

Donkey leads Palm Sunday procession to York Minster

York Press: : The Palm Sunday procession headed by a donkey passes through York Minster

10:52am Monday 14th April 2014

A DONKEY led York Minster’s clergy and congregation on a Palm Sunday procession through the city centre.

Petition against new housing development at Strensall

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10:27am Monday 14th April 2014

A LIBERAL Democrat campaigner says he has launched a petition against the prospect of a massive new housing development in north York.

York's universities help generate £5bn

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10:16am Monday 14th April 2014

YORK’s universities have helped in the generation of over £5bn in economic impact, according to a Universities UK report.

Boost for bus links to new Monks Cross shopping park

York Press: VAN-TASTIC SERVICE: Coun Dave Merrett and Will Pearson, of bus company First, at the new Vangarde shopping centre.

8:02am Monday 14th April 2014

SHOPPERS heading to York's new £90 million shopping centre are being provided with extra bus journeys.

Farmer who lost limbs when trapped in potato harvester hopes to return to work by autumn

York Press: Darren Taylor at home with his wife Nicky

10:34am Sunday 13th April 2014

A FARMER who suffered horrific injuries when he became trapped in a potato harvester on his farm near Tadcaster is hoping to return to work in the autumn.

Church is saved by firefighters

York Press:

7:22pm Sunday 13th April 2014

ONLY the quick actions of firefighters saved a church roof from devastating destruction, their bosses have said. 

Bookmaker backs injured jockey centre

York Press: JOHN GROSSICK 07710461723 (5380834)

5:36pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A North Yorkshire centre for injured jockeys is to be recognised as the official charity of a nationwide firm of bookmakers.

Killer shrimp warning issued by York experts

York Press:

11:53am Sunday 13th April 2014

ANGLERS and canoeists could be to blame for foreign species devastating water ecosystems around Britain, York academics have found.

York family shop to be sold after 62 years

York Press:

11:21am Sunday 13th April 2014

A YORK shop building that has been owned by the same family for more than 60 years will be auctioned this week.



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