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

Council to get tough on excessive drinking in York

York Press:

11:10am Monday 28th July 2014

LICENSEES who sell alcohol to already-drunk customers could be hauled before York's city leaders, under new plans.

Education fear over gap between rich and poor

York Press: Jon Stonehouse, Director of Childrens' Services, Education and Skills at the City of York Council outside the West Offices. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5232500)

9:51am Monday 28th July 2014

YORK is one of the worst performing areas in the country when it comes to a gap in achievement between children from the best and worst off homes.

Hollywood action man Steven Seagal meets with North Yorkshire Police

York Press: PC Steven Armitage of Eggborough, and Steven Seagal.

11:05am Monday 28th July 2014

ACTION superstar turned touring blues musician Steven Seagal has visited Yorkshire for a chat with police.

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York Press: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

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

Twenty arrests on evening of alcohol-fuelled disorder in York city centre

York Press:

9:50am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE arrested 20 people on an evening of alcohol-fuelled disorder in York which left one man with a serious ear injury.

Breaking news UPDATED: Tranby Avenue reopened

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:51am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE and ambulance were called to a crash in Tranby Avenue in Osbaldwick, York, this morning.

Solicitor's asbestos warning after death of pensioner

York Press: Ray Brown died from the lung condition Malignant Mesothelioma.  (8605334)

9:45am Monday 28th July 2014

A SOLICITOR has warned that asbestos disease does not have a 'sell-by date' after an inquest heard how an 86-year-old York man had become its latest victim.

Almost 60,000 attend York races showcase weekend

York Press:

9:40am Monday 28th July 2014

BUMPER crowds totalling about 58,000 people attended York Racecourse’s Music Showcase Weekend - far more than organisers expected.

Dedication ceremony for new remembrance meadows in Poppleton Road

York Press: The Poppy Road Dedication Ceremony on Saturday   Children Poppy Planters  Picture Frank Dwyer (8637230)

10:14am Monday 28th July 2014

MORE than 100 people have gathered by a new remembrance meadow in York to remember the millions who died in the First World War - in particular 64 young men from the Holgate area.

Teenager accused of shooting at car window

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A TEENAGER allegedly hit a car in a drive-by shooting in a Bishopthorpe side street, York magistrates heard.

Has your pet got the ‘Rex’ factor?

York Press: Sharon Pickering and Alfie get prepared for the Thompsons Pet Show, at York Auction Centre, Murton next Saturday. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe (8615339)

8:01am Monday 28th July 2014

Farming fun and preened pets can both be found at this year's Thompson's Pet Show.

Rescued horses and ponies win recognition at country show for the first time

York Press: Huby & Sutton Show. Picture David Harrison. (8641300)

10:36am Monday 28th July 2014

A COUNTRY show has for the first time recognised the efforts of people who have rescued and re-homed badly treated horses.

Cycling mad school nominated for Community Pride award

York Press: Nine year old Luke Dorking is presented with a bicycle by Naomi Wells Smith of Sustrans and Piers Maffett of Cycle Heaven at a Bike It Project event Yearsley Grove School. Picture : Garry AtkinsonYOUNG YORK CYCLISTS PEDAL TO SCHOOL FOR BREAKFAST Yearsley

8:57am Monday 28th July 2014

YEARLSEY Grove primary school has been nominated for a Community Pride award for the staff and pupils' committed work to promote cycling.

Volunteers win recognition at York awards ceremony

York Press: Ellie Fiorentini with guests at York Cares (left) Angela Fenton,Rachel Jones,Jane Cullen,Nigel Smith and Graham Lawson.Nigel Holland (8637540)

8:36am Monday 28th July 2014

SOME of York’s most outstanding employee-volunteers have won recognition for their contribution to the city at the annual York Cares Golden Moments Awards 2014.

Ava, 12, jumps through hoops to meet basketball costs

York Press: SPORTING HOPE: Fulford School pupil Ava Patchesa at her basketball fundraiser. Pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8529434)

8:29am Monday 28th July 2014

THIS talented 12-year-old schoolgirl from York has her sights set on one day playing basketball for Great Britain.

Plans to close little used stations in North Yorkshire

York Press: Approval: Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin at the Walton Bridge opening

7:46am Monday 28th July 2014

RAIL services at some of North Yorkshire's “little-used” stations are under threat under new Government plans.

Plans withdrawn for Hopgrove service station

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

7:44am Monday 28th July 2014

A PLAN to build a new service station on Green Belt land off the A64 east of the York has been withdrawn.

Allotment society creates community space with £500 grant

York Press: TRANSFORMATION: Members and friends of Cawood Allotment Society celebrated the opening of their social area with a barbeque

9:52am Monday 28th July 2014

A COMMUNITY allotment group has transformed a plot of derelict land at Cawood, near Selby, into a community space after winning £500 funding from Skipton Building Society.

Giant cake celebrates Duchess of Hamilton steam locomotive

York Press:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

THE iconic Duchess of Hamilton steam loco has been replicated in cake to mark the opening of a new York furniture store.

Firefighters called out to Heworth after residents report hearing bang

York Press:

9:31pm Sunday 27th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been called out to a York suburb this evening after residents reported hearing a bang.

Woman arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after car crashes into hedge

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

6:53am Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after her car crashed into a hedge in York.

Firefighters tackle bedroom blaze after air conditioning unit catches fire

York Press:

6:31am Sunday 27th July 2014

A SELBY man suffered from smoke inhalation and his bedroom was badly damaged after an air conditioning unit caught fire last night.

EIGHT-YEAR-OLD girl's foot impaled on garden fork in North Yorkshire

York Press:

5:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN eight-year-old girl was taken to hospital after her foot was impaled by a garden fork in North Yorkshire.

Combine harvester destroyed by fire as heatwave continues in North Yorkshire

York Press: Harvest time again

6:43pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A COMBINE harvester has been destroyed by fire today as the heatwave continued in North Yorkshire.

Burglar starts fire after breaking into York property

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

4:15pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A BURGLAR who broke into a York property early today started a fire.

Armed robber jailed for 14 years

York Press: Scott Nevison

10:37am Saturday 26th July 2014

AN ARMED robber has been jailed for 14 years after he held a mother and daughter prisoner on Mothering Sunday in York.

Heatwave set to end tonight

York Press:

10:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

YORK was set for another hot and sunny day today after temperatures soared into the 80s in the region yesterday afternoon.

Report reveals river drowning risk

York Press:

10:11am Saturday 26th July 2014

YORK'S rivers have claimed 24 lives in the past 15 years and there were 35 near misses in 2013/14, a new report has revealed.

Rock legends The Beach Boys perform at York Racecourse

York Press:

10:09am Saturday 26th July 2014

GOOD Vibrations rang out across York's Knavesmire last night as music legends The Beach Boys kicked off the racecourse's Music Showcase weekend.

Suspended jail term for paramedic attack

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:45am Saturday 26th July 2014

A DRUNK reveller who left a York paramedic requiring hospital treatment has avoided jail.

‘It’s taken six years of hard work to get economy on track’

York Press: Vince Cable MP pictured in York.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (6653968)

9:37am Saturday 26th July 2014

York-born Business Secretary Vince Cable tells The Press why he thinks the UK recession is well behind us

Minster fire timbers up for auction

York Press: Geoff Brayshaw , Foreman Joiner at the Minster Stoneyard  with the  remains from a 14th century boss  from the South Transept of York Minster, showing a face , burnt during the fire 30 years ago    Picture Frank DwyerYork Minsters annual Stoneyard auctio

9:37am Saturday 26th July 2014

TIMBERS damaged by the 1984 York Minster fire will be put up for auction next month.

Tributes paid to popular teacher Ste Kenwright

York Press:

10:06am Saturday 26th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a much- loved primary school teacher who has died from cancer.

Man charged with GBH with intent after York city centre incident

York Press:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A YORK man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent after a teenager suffered serious head injuries in a late night incident in York city centre.

Council criticised over removal of ‘lovelocks’ from bridge

York Press: Paul Fursdon and Lisa Bower, pictured with the lovelock they attached to the Millennium Bridge, which has since been removed by the council.

8:37am Saturday 26th July 2014

A YORK couple say they are heartbroken after their 'lovelock' was removed from York's Millennium Bridge.

Hotel checks out to become private home

York Press: Knavesmire Manor Hotel   Picture Frank Dwyer (8579666)

8:17am Saturday 26th July 2014

ONE of York's few remaining privately owned hotels will close its doors next week.

Children become dinosaur detectives

York Press: Gracie Baggaley,3, runs around the museum gardens.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8600614)

8:21am Saturday 26th July 2014

CHILDREN are being asked to become dinosaur detectives this summer at the Yorkshire Museum.

York City Knights meet Yorkshire Medieval Festival knights

York Press: Scrum down: York Knights player Pat Smith with Knights in Armour.With less than a month until the regions rich medieval history comes under the spotlight for the third annual Yorkshire Medieval Festival, organisers have turned to Yorks modern day heroes

9:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

YORK City Knights have met their namesakes ahead of the third annual Yorkshire Medieval Festival.

Churches to take part in medieval festival

York Press: Selby Abbey in all its  magnificence

8:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

SEVEN of Yorkshire’s most beautiful churches will take part in the Yorkshire Medieval Festival next month by hosting ‘Church Explorers,’ a free series of walks, tours and hands-on activity days.

Take care in open water

York Press: STRIKE ACTION: Yorkshire Ambulance Service workers to strike during the Grand Depart

8:17am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Yorkshire Ambulance Service is urging people to take extra care in and around open water during the hot weather.

UPDATED: MURDER MANHUNT: John Heald arrested

York Press:

3:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a Bridlington guesthouse landlady have arrested a man in South Yorkshire.

Landlord angry over Claudia arrest

York Press:

9:25am Friday 25th July 2014

THE YORK pub landlord arrested as part of the Claudia Lawrence investigation has told how his life was dramatically turned upside down.

Council spends £11k on Lendal Bridge legal advice

York Press: Bigger signs are to be placed on routes approaching Lendal Bridge

12:26pm Friday 25th July 2014

TOP bosses at the city council have spent £11,000 on lawyers fighting a legal battle over the Lendal Bridge and Coppergate closures.

10 things to do in or near York this weekend

York Press:

1:45pm Friday 25th July 2014

Pipes, Paris, pints and ploughs all feature in a busy weekend for York.

Lendal Bridge closure 'fiasco' attacked by motorists' lobbying group

York Press: Crunch vote on Lendal Bridge trial tonight

10:37am Friday 25th July 2014

A MOTORISTS' lobbying group has attacked York's handling of the trial closure of Lendal Bridge - and drawn parallels with the problems experienced by other local authorities.

Fruity romantic sparks police scare

York Press:

2:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MISGUIDED fruity gesture led to police being called to a quiet York street.

Manhunt launched for missing Harrogate offender

York Press:

4:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MANHUNT has been launched to find a Harrogate man wanted for return to prison.

Policeman breaks leg in crash with colleague

York Press: Police - zxc

4:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

A POLICE motorcyclist suffered a broken leg and another was also injured when they collided in North Yorkshire.

Workmen dig up Roman human remains in York

York Press:

5:45pm Friday 25th July 2014

HUMAN bones thought to date back to Roman times have been dug up by contractors working in the Mount area of York.

UPDATED: The 91 questions put to council leader James Alexander and cabinet members on Thursday – and their answers

York Press: Cllr James Alexander pictured ahead of his speach at The Mansion House.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (7258479)

12:17pm Saturday 19th July 2014

COUNCIL leader James Alexander's answers to questions including Lendal Bridge, York Fairness Conference, adult social care budgets, at Thursday's city council meeting.



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