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

Driver suffers serious leg injury in Knaresborough crash

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

2:08pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A 25-year-old man needed hospital treatment when the car he was driving crashed in Knaresborough.

Sex attack on girl, 19, in York alleyway

York Press:

8:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

POLICE are investigating a serious sexual assault in Friargate in York.

Regulars launch campaign to save York pub

York Press:

10:28am Saturday 23rd August 2014

REGULARS at a York pub have launched a petition calling for it to be saved amid fears it faces closure.

Children in York smiling after bucking dentist trend

York Press: The General Dental Council has struck Leslie Thomas Cookson off its register

10:19am Saturday 23rd August 2014

MANY more children in York visit a dentist compared to the average for the rest of England, new figures have shown.

Long awaited hotel strategy due within weeks

York Press: Building work on the new hotel on Walmgate.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9584947)

10:07am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A NEW strategy to control the number of new hotels opening in York is due to be published next month - three years after it was called for by hoteliers and councillors.

Tour ‘prank’ costs drunk man £1,000

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:24am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MAN who smashed a glass jug in the road shortly before the arrival of the Tour de France peloton has been fined £1,000.

Gannett Foundation offering grants to local charities

York Press:

8:18am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds is being made available to support groups in desperate need of a cash boost.

Yobs paint seagull bright red

York Press:

8:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A YOUNG herring gull must be kept isolated from other birds after cruel yobs attacked it with spray paint.

Malton livestock market plan gets go-ahead

York Press: Ryedale District Council logo - zxc

7:31am Saturday 23rd August 2014

PLANS for a multimillion-pound development which will see Malton Livestock Market moved close to Eden Camp Museum and make the town “the capital of Ryedale” have been approved.

Music fans flock to bank holiday festivals

York Press: Leeds festival on Friday. Fans in the main arena. Picture David Harrison. (9611009)

10:56am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Thousands of music lovers will be spending their bank holiday weekend singing along to some of the biggest bands on the planet.

York father injured in Thailand crash making 'significant progress'

York Press:

10:35am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A DAD-OF-TWO from York who was severely injured in a crash in Thailand has begun to speak to his family 21 weeks after the accident.

Council house couple win their fraud appeal case

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:25am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO council tenants are still facing a battle to clear their name despite winning an appeal to stay in their home.

Last day of Ebor Festival

York Press:

10:51am Saturday 23rd August 2014

YORK Racecourse’s Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival finishes today with some more sunshine – but also the possibility of heavy showers later.

Protesters stop in York as part of anti-fracking rally

York Press: (c) Copyright MBP Video all reserved (9589912)

10:20am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ANTI fracking protesters stopped off in York on a cycling tour of the north.

Things to do this Bank Holiday weekend

York Press: Farndale Show. Pictured is April Smith, aged 15 on the day, of Warthill, with her pygmy goat Kira. Picture David Harrison. (9591741)

7:47am Saturday 23rd August 2014

VISITORS to the Yorkshire Air Museum will be treated to the roar of engines from jet planes and vintage motorbikes.

York pupils dive in to help Romanian AIDS children

York Press: Greg Causer

9:32am Saturday 23rd August 2014

MOST teenagers off school this summer will only get as far as the hotel pool during their annual holiday with mum and dad.

Got to Dance teen hoping to reach final

York Press:

8:57am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A TEENAGE dancer who deferred a place at university to pursue his dream to be a dancer has gained a place on a national TV search semi-final.

Motorcyclist died in North Yorkshire crash

York Press: Police - zxc

5:23pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST died when he collided with a car in North Yorkshire, police have revealed.

Two brothers quizzed after armed police called to 'domestic altercation' on A1079 near York

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO brothers are being questioned on suspicion of affray following a 'domestic altercation' on the A1079 near York.

GCSE results a mixed picture for York schools

York Press: Jack Harrington, Jack Longstaff, Tristan Trown, George Leatt, Declan Moon, Joe Baldock, Eoin Manson and Arran Naismith celebrate their GCSE results at Burnholme Community College.
 Picture by Anna Gowthorpe (9550334)

10:25am Friday 22nd August 2014

A MIXED picture of GCSE exam performance emerged from schools and colleges across York, North and East Yorkshire on results day.

Trailer catches fire next to road

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

5:27pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A trailer full of hay has caught fire in a field next to the A59

Old petrol station faces demolition

York Press: Selby District Council - zxc

8:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

A petrol station which has stood empty for eight years is set to be demolished.

Girl born at only 1lb 10ozs chalks up exam success

York Press: Sarah Morley celebrating her GCSE results at Archbishop Holgate's School. Pic: Mike Tipping (9557101)

10:25am Friday 22nd August 2014

WHEN Sarah Morley was born three months premature, GCSEs were the last thing on her parents' minds.

Racegoers out in force for Ebor Ladies Day despite wet weather

York Press: Winner of the best dressed Ladies Day competition at York races Ebor Festival. was Sheila Derbyshire,pictured with Mark Leyland,General Manager, Marriott Hotel,York. (9568776)

10:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

A WET and windy Ladies Day didn't stop the fashionistas of Yorkshire from showing their colours at the Knavesmire.

Historic sex offender jailed for 18 years

York Press: webpix court justice

10:07am Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN who abused two young girls over a seven-year period has been jailed for 18 years.

Secret council reports revealed - See all 26 here

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

SECRET reports have revealed concerns about social care, information security, health and safety and budget savings at City of York Council.

Penguin chick back on its feet thanks to special trousers

York Press: STANDING ISSUE: The penguin chick with splayed legs aged three weeks

8:52am Friday 22nd August 2014

A PENGUIN chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on his feet, thanks to his own wardrobe of special designer trousers.

Cyclists urged to join Heart of York Bike Ride

York Press: (9546054)

8:26am Friday 22nd August 2014

A RECOVERING heart attack patient is urging others to join her on a charity bike ride to raise funds for pioneering heart failure research.

CBBC presenters film in York

York Press: pic of Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes, two CBBC presenters who came to the York Museum Gardens today. The pic is by Mike Linstead. 
 They were filming a new series of Big Friday Wind-Up, which will be aired some time in January. They filmed in several location

8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

WELL-KNOWN children's television presenters Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes have been filming in York.

York mum wins medals at the transplant games

York Press: Left to right - Richard Smith, York St John active development officer, Wendy Lingham, her son Joshua and Martin Bond, YSJ active instructor. York St John University has supported Wendy in her training for the Heart of York ride.

8:16am Friday 22nd August 2014

A MUM from York who nearly died before she was given a life-saving heart transplant has triumphed in the British Heart Transplant Games.

Search is on for most loved tree

York Press: An oak tree

8:04am Friday 22nd August 2014

A tree which has a special place in your heart can now be shared with the rest of the country.

Volunteers plan to transform community centre

York Press: Tania Powell, a Committee Member at Foxwood Community Centre, with her 'little helper', her daughter 8 year-old Poppy Clark, and Committee Member John Hillyer, who baked some cakes for a recruitment day for new volunteers to help keep the centre o

8:01am Friday 22nd August 2014

PLANS to transform a York community centre and its garden into a hub for residents in the area are to go on display next month.

Keystone Cops promote Galtres Parkland Festival

York Press: The Keystone  Cops arrive in York on their promotional tour for the Galtres Festival this weekend   (L-R), Robyn McEwan, Max McEwan, Sam Brewin and Mikey Donnelly
Picture Frank Dwyer (9501803)

7:59am Friday 22nd August 2014

A FESTIVAL of music, dance and arts is celebrating its 10th birthday this weekend with a line-up of major artists.

Empty city offices could be converted into flats

York Press: Micklegate

7:54am Friday 22nd August 2014

EMPTY offices above shops on Micklegate could be converted into flats under plans submitted to City of York Council.

Nellie celebrates 100th birthday

York Press: Nellie Nacey who celebrates her 100th birthday at Woolnough House York. Nigel Holland (9551263)

7:53am Friday 22nd August 2014

YORK resident Nellie Nacey has celebrated her 100th birthday.

International holidaymakers flock to Yorkshire

York Press: NHS FUNDING: GPs in the North York Moors fear they will have to dilute services following the loss of income.

8:54am Friday 22nd August 2014

OVERSEAS holiday visits to Yorkshire rose by 37.7 per cent last summer.

Picnic to highlight poverty and food shortages

York Press: Weight Watcher leaders have organised food donations and unwanted Christmas foods for theSalvation Army food bank in Risca.  Pictured is just one box of many unwanted items collected at the weight watcher evenings. (4049575)

8:22am Friday 22nd August 2014

A voluntary group aiming to help its members become resilient to poverty has teamed up with York Foodbank to raise awareness of problems in the city.

VIDEO: Comic Roy 'Chubby' Brown fined after being caught reading newspaper at the wheel

York Press:

11:25am Thursday 21st August 2014

Roy 'Chubby' Brown - real name Royston Vasey - spotted reading The Sun at the wheel of his car.

Live GCSE results coverage for York, North and East Yorkshire

York Press:

8:36am Thursday 21st August 2014

Follow the stories secondary schools across York, North and East Yorkshire

Police appeal after minor crash in Bishopthorpe

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:41am Thursday 21st August 2014

YORK police are appealing for information after a minor crash in the city.

Mother's heartbreak after finding her baby has rare incurable condition

York Press: Baby Blake Knaggs with his mum Lousie Knaggs,  from Haxby who suffers from Mucolipidosis.Pic Nigel Holland (9493911)

11:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTHER has told of her heartbreak after discovering her baby son has an ultra-rare genetic condition that will cost him his life.

One-legged man admits crutch fight

York Press:

10:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A 61-YEAR-OLD York man with an artificial leg attacked a 72-year-old with his crutch in a brawl on Acomb Green.

Plans for "luxury" city centre homes welcomed

York Press: A computer generated image of how St Leonard's Place will look following the proposed £25 million development

10:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

PLANS for a £25 million transformation of St Leonard's Place into residential dwellings have been welcomed by neighbouring organisations and historians.

Call for city to create ‘better jobs’

York Press: Job centre - jobs

10:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

YORK has the highest level of jobs growth in low-skilled and low-paid occupations in the country.

Health boss’s conflict on IVF

York Press: Dr Mark Hayes

9:41am Thursday 21st August 2014

A YORK health boss has explained why he did not vote in a crucial decision over IVF - and has said he will oppose such a postcode lottery if elected as MP.

Soaring bill for housing benefit in York revealed

York Press: Cllr James Alexander pictured ahead of his speach at The Mansion House.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8690417)

7:58am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE amount of housing benefits paid out by City of York Council has almost doubled in less than a decade, new figures have revealed.

Alex Ferguson at York Racecourse as Ebor Festival gets underway

York Press: The Ebor Festival Meeting York  Racecourse, Wednesday August 20th. Sir Alex Ferguson has a chat with jockey Ryan Moore  aheaad of the Juddmonte Stakes  Picture Frank Dwyer (9528226)

11:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

SIR Alex Ferguson was among a crowd of about 18,000 at York Racecourse when the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival got under way yesterday.

Councils to save money by sharing health and safety boss

York Press:

10:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

SHARING senior health and safety staff with a neighbouring council could save York tens of thousands of pounds a year, a council report says.

Fracking claims refuted by opponent groups

York Press:

7:43am Thursday 21st August 2014

A REPORT claiming a controversial drilling technique would not be as visually intrusive as a wind farm or solar farm has been slammed by those against the process.

Do you remember this dramatic accident in York?

York Press:

9:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

It happened 30 years ago today, when a lorry carrying an excavator hit the footbridge outside St Peter’s School and brought it crashing down.



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