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

Conman tries to talk his way into OAP's home

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

4:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BOGUS caller has tried to con a 71-year-old man into letting him into his home near Easingwold.

Two car crash on A1079

York Press:

9:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

TRAFFIC on one of the main routes into York has slowed and heavy queues are in place after a two car crash this morning.

Policeman who caught woman falling from York bridge is honoured

York Press:

4:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Heroic police officers and members of the public have been recognised at an awards ceremony

Human remains found by workmen in York-UPDATED

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5:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORKMEN digging up part of a York street have found what they believe to be human remains.

Archbishop of York apologises to York man for ‘abuse and hurt’ caused by priest

York Press: HEINOUS CRIME: Dennis Franks

8:31am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Archbishop of York has apologised to a York man for ‘abuse and hurt’ caused by an Anglican priest, The Press can reveal.

Road death victim died from a head injury, inquest hears

York Press:

8:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A 21-year-old man died from a head injury following an altercation in a York street, an inquest has heard.

Shouts were heard, rape trial is told

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE neighbour of an alleged rape victim has told how he heard shouts through his ceiling.

Public urged not to approach escaped owl

York Press: Humberside Police - zxc

10:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been urged not to approach an owl which escaped in East Yorkshire.

Anger as thief steals sentimental items from grave

York Press:

11:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

RELATIVES of a much-loved great grandmother have spoken of their distress that sentimental items have been stolen from her grave.

Report backs plans for York river rescue boat

York Press:

10:01am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE founder of the York Rescue Boat said he hoped a recent report would encourage closer work between the charity and City of York Council.

Mental health problems linked with debt, CAB meeting told

York Press:

9:33am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOST people who go to the Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) with debt problems also have mental health issues, a meeting in York has heard.

North Yorkshire landmarks transformed by light for illuminating festivals

York Press:

11:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

SOME of North Yorkshire's most famous landmarks are being transformed by light this week.

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York Press: PUMPKINS: The fire service is gearing up for Hallowe'en this weekend (Pic: David Cheskin/PA Wire)

3:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

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Centenary of Rohilla rescue to be commemorated in Whitby

York Press:

9:02am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE CENTENARY of a dramatic sea rescue off the Yorkshire coast will be commemorated this weekend.

North Yorkshire Police launch illegal firearms amnesty

York Press: More than 80 firearms have been handed in in the first week of Greater Manchester's fire arms amnesty

10:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

OWNERS of illegal firearms have been urged to hand them over to police in an amnesty.

Lady Mayoress shows who wears the trousers at York's Mansion House

York Press:

10:44am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Lord Mayor of York has thrown open the doors of the Mansion House to the public.

Donations from house sales to help York homeless charity

York Press:

9:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

HOUSE builder David Wilson Homes has pledged to donate money from house sales before Christmas to a York homeless charity.

‘Fiasco’ statue is a ‘waste of time’, says council

York Press: Osbaldwick councillor Mark Warters

9:38am Thursday 30th October 2014

CITY of York Council has received a planning application to create what those behind it describe as a 'monument to mismanagement' in Station Rise.

Six generations of family have attended same school in Pocklington

York Press:

8:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

A GREAT-GRANDFATHER from Pocklington has revealed how no fewer than six generations of his family have attended a school in the town over almost 140 years.

£5 million worth of improvements planned for A64

York Press:

10:11am Thursday 30th October 2014

HIGHWAYS chiefs are planning to spend more than £5 million on improvements to the A64 in North Yorkshire in coming months.

Police inspector saves life of pensioner who collapsed outside pub

York Press: LIFE SAVER: Inspector Eamon Clarke with Denis Peirson

9:29am Thursday 30th October 2014

A POLICE inspector saved the life of a pensioner who had collapsed outside a North Yorkshire pub.

Adorable Gigi still seeking home after 200 days at dog shelter

York Press:

9:14am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DOG which has been in the care of an animal charity for more than 200 days is still in need of a home.

East Window of St Lawrence's Church re-dedicated after restoration

York Press:

9:55am Thursday 30th October 2014

A HISTORIC church window which was badly damaged in a storm earlier this year has been restored to its former glory and re-dedicated in a special ceremony.

Serial York burglar who forced woman, 82, to abandon her home is jailed

York Press:

7:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BURGLAR whose night-time raiding forced a 82-year-old woman to abandon the home where she had lived for nearly 40 years has been jailed.

City lights up tonight as Illuminating York Festival gets under way

York Press:

12:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YORK is set to be lit up by spectacular light and sound as the Illuminating York Festival returns tonight.

Planning application submitted for York 'monument to mismanagement'

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

3:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CITY of York Council has received a planning application to create what those behind it describe as a 'monument to mismanagement' in Station Rise.

Concern for teenager missing from hospital-UPDATED

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4:43pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

UPDATED Thursday 9.45am: POLICE have confirmed Katie was found in North Yorkshire following the appeal to the public, and is receiving the support and care she needs. 

Tributes pour in after death of mum-to-be

York Press:

12:19pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a mother-to-be who died suddenly losing her unborn baby.

Judicial review bid in battle for supermarket

York Press:

11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Fitzwilliam Malton Estate is seeking a judicial review of Ryedale District Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a supermarket on Wentworth Street car park in Malton.

Alleged rapist branded a ‘brutal animal’

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:45am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN ALLEGED rape victim has told a jury the man they are trying is a danger to women.

New police and crime plan announced

York Press: Police and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan is taking steps to fulfil her election pledge of relocating police headquarters from Newby Wiske Hall

11:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE in York will prioritise alcohol-related crime, sexual assault and hate crime, under the new plan from the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Call for fight to save library from closure

York Press:

11:25am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to support Norton library in a bid to save it from closure.

Complaints flood in over shared house plans

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

11:18am Wednesday 29th October 2014

WORRIED neighbours have sent dozens of planning objections to the council over a proposal to turn two semi-detached houses into 15-bed accommodation.

York man wanted for recall to prison

York Press:

10:32am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE are asking for the public’s help to find a York man who is wanted for recall to prison.

Re-opening date announced for Newgate Market

York Press: Coun Sonja Crisp

10:27am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRADERS are preparing to move into York's newly-refurbished marketplace.

Ofsted improvements win praise for York primary school

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)

9:21am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YORK primary school has turned a corner after going from inadequate to good in the Ofsted rankings.

Pub machine raiders jailed – but one is on run

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:11am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO pub machine raiders have been jailed and another is on the run and believed to be in Spain after their trip to North Yorkshire ended in a police cell.

E-cigarette sellers say bans won’t harm business

York Press: CIGARETTE ALTERNATIVE: Vikki Smith, manager of the E-ciggy shop in Posthouse Wynd, Darlington

7:55am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRADERS selling controversial e-cigarettes in York claim a ban on smoking the devices inside pubs and restaurants would not impact their businesses.

Police warn over doorstep conmen

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

12:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating more than 20 reports of distraction burglaries in York and North Yorkshire.

29 news snippets you may have missed

York Press:

3:46pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Today's shorter stories, all in one place.

York’s elderly residents invited to annual Christmas Cheer reception

York Press: The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Julie Gunnell, pulls a cracker with Duncan Bartlett, from Tesco. Back, from left,  Dawn Bidgood and Rosie Brierley from The Yorkshire Bank at the Christmas Cheer lunch at the Assembly Rooms, York

10:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YORK residents are being invited to a Christmas Cheer reception with the Lord Mayor and Sheriff in December.

The Green Tree in Acomb wins Pub In Bloom award

York Press:

12:14pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GREEN-FINGERED publicans at an aptly named pub have celebrated winning £5,000 in a regional competition.

Children's heart surgery centre gets clean bill of health

York Press:

11:51am Wednesday 29th October 2014

IMPROVEMENTS have been made at a children's heart surgery centre that was temporarily closed last year due to fears over mortality rates, an independent review has found.

Towns mull bid to host national market event

York Press: Visitors browse Malton’s well-known market

10:01am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MEMBERS OF Norton and Malton Town Councils have backed a potential bid to host next year's Towns Alive national convention.

Plans unveiled for historic wartime cabin to be turned into eco-friendly solar powered classroom

York Press:

9:49am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A UNIQUE outdoor activity centre for schools and youth groups in Easingwold has unveiled plans to turn its historic wartime cabin into an eco-friendly solar powered classroom and meeting hall.

Boat crane arrives to start repairs on Marygate landing

York Press:

9:06am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SPECIALLY adapted 50 foot barge was this week lifted into the River Ouse in central York, to make a start on major renovations and repairs at Marygate landing.

York Archaeological Trust to study history of city's first war memorials

York Press:

7:50am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE controversial story behind one of York's first war memorials is to be investigated by a group of historians.

North Yorkshire County Council hailed as top authority for young people in care getting university places

York Press: HIGH ACHIEVERS: North Yorkshire County Council headquarters, County Hall, Northallerton

11:37am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNG people leaving care in North Yorkshire are significantly more likely to take on places at university or training than in other areas.

Community garden opens at Haxby library.

York Press:

11:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW community garden has opened at a York village library.

Cash up for grabs to improve access to GPs

York Press:

11:48am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DOCTORS' surgeries in North Yorkshire and can now bid for a share of £100 million pot of cash to improve and extending patient access to services.

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Three-day craft festival raises over £17k (link)

Selby & Tadcaster news 11:45am Thu 30 Oct 14

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Hairy cyclists' fundraiser to support Movember (link)

Fundrasing fun 10:58am Thu 30 Oct 14

A TEAM of cyclists will take part in an annual fundraising ride from York Minster next month.

York City boss Russ Wilcox believes Deon Burton signing will lift the whole squad (link)

York Press sport 4:48pm Thu 30 Oct 14

THE loan signing of former Premier League and international striker Deon Burton will give the whole of York City's…

Former Jamaican international Deon Burton set to sign on loan for York City (link)

York Press sport 10:37am Thu 30 Oct 14

YORK City are set to sign former Jamaica international Deon Burton on loan from Scunthorpe.

Kirkbymoorside school turns on the glamour (link)

Ryedale news 3:14pm Thu 30 Oct 14

KIRKBYMOORSIDE Primary School is putting on the glitz at a fundraising event.

Public urged not to approach escaped owl (link)

East Yorkshire news 10:39am Thu 30 Oct 14

MEMBERS of the public have been urged not to approach an owl which escaped in East Yorkshire.

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