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

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.

Armed robber jailed for 14 years

York Press:

10:36am 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.

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.

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.

Breaking news UPDATE 8.50am: Man attacked in York city centre

York Press:

8:13am Saturday 26th July 2014

A MAN is in a serious condition in York Hospital after being attacked on a night out in the city centre.

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.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

York Press: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 25th 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.

Queues on A64 near York as weathermen predict end to heatwave in sight

York Press:

3:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

THOUSANDS of motorists are heading along baking roads to the Yorkshire Coast this afternoon as the weathermen predict an end to the heatwave by Sunday.

Police detective guilty of drunken pub attack

York Press: Scales - zxc

10:21am Friday 25th July 2014

A MURDER squad detective's career is in ruins after he was? convicted of a drunken and "unprovoked" attack in a pub while shouting: "I'm a copper. I will do what I like."

Anne McIntosh replacement named by Ryedale Conservatives

York Press: Kevin Hollinrake

9:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A YORK estate agent has been chosen to succeed deselected MP Anne McIntosh as Conservative candidate in Thirsk and Malton.

Community Pride: Theatre man Dan set for awards stage

York Press: Dan Shrimpton at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.Nigel Holland (8569064)

8:41am Friday 25th July 2014

AFTER two decades of involvement in York's community theatre, dedicated volunteer Dan Shrimpton is being honoured for his service to the musical, dramatic, and artistic life of York.

York council tenants hit out at messy communal areas

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

8:34am Friday 25th July 2014

COUNCIL house tenants say the communal areas around their homes are getting dirtier, according to an annual survey in the city.

Thief stole 18 cans of cider

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:42am Friday 25th July 2014

A thief with a history of drink-fuelled violence has appeared before a court for stealing 18 cans of cider.

Food collection hub set up at York mosque

York Press: Food for good causes, Hakeem Hussein, front, with Ismail Miah, Abid Salik and Mebs Surve with food bound for the food bank.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8579003)

8:29am Friday 25th July 2014

YORK'S Mosque has started collecting items for the city's food banks to help poorer people in the local community.

Giant white rose created at public gardens ahead of Yorkshire Day

York Press: Holly Parker with the new White Rose Fountain at Breezy Knees  Gardens. Warthill, York     Picture Frank Dwyer (8578744)

9:46am Friday 25th July 2014

PUBLIC gardens near York will celebrate Yorkshire Day in style next week with a giant Yorkshire Rose.

Malton residents' group hits out at homes plan

York Press: Ryedale District Council logo - zxc

7:40am Friday 25th July 2014

OPPONENTS of a major housing and development scheme for a North Yorkshire town have written to the district council detailing their objections to the plans.

York band to play at Tour de France closing ceremony

York Press: Pictured outside the Mansion House with the Lord Mayor of York Cllr Ian Gillies and Lady Mayoress Mrs Pat Gillies, are members of the York Concert Band, who are to perform in front of the Eiffewl Tower  as the riders of the Tour de France pass over the fi

10:24am Friday 25th July 2014

THE Lord Mayor of York welcomed the York Concert Band to the city's historic Mansion House ahead of their journey to Paris to play at the closing ceremony of the Tour de France.

Poppy Road poppy ceremony

York Press: POP-UP POPPIES: Volunteers prepare for the poppy planting next to the Fox Inn in Holgate

10:08am Friday 25th July 2014

A DEDICATION ceremony will be staged tomorrow for York’s Poppy Road Poppy Project, which has created a remembrance meadow for the fallen of the First World War.

Samaritans - available 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk

York Press: Samaritans volunteers Marion and Rodge at York Station.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8576298)

8:58am Friday 25th July 2014

"Samaritans are there for you at any time", volunteers from the charity told commuters at York train station yesterday.

Open meeting to revive Hungate Community Trust

York Press:

10:16am Friday 25th July 2014

AN OPEN meeting will be staged in York next month to revive the Hungate Community Trust , as the re-development of the city centre area again gathers pace.

Claudia Lawrence: searches end at York pub

York Press:

9:25am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have concluded their search of a York pub following a day of activity yesterday.

Man’s nose broken in unprovoked attack outside York petrol station

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

6:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

An unprovoked assault at a petrol station left a man with a broken nose and jaw.

Combine harvester sparks field blaze

York Press:

5:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A blaze broke out in a field when a combine harvester caught fire.

Pay gap narrows between lower and average earners

York Press:

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE pay gap between York's lowest earners and the city's average wage is narrowing after hitting a ten year high.

Collier buy out plans shelved

York Press: RUNNING OUT: Campaigners claim Britain's coal reserves - including at Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire - will run out within five years

5:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PLANS for an employee buy-out aimed at saving more than 700 jobs at Kellingley Colliery have been withdrawn.

Shopper ‘got a rush’ from exposing himself to staff in York Designer Outlet

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SEX offender who toured clothes stores exposing himself to shop staff has been banned from York Designer Outlet for three years.

Keys missing from Bridlington murder hotel

York Press: APPEAL: Police want to find John Heald

10:27am Thursday 24th July 2014

A set of room keys used by a man being hunted over the fatal stabbing of a guest house landlady in East Yorkshire are being sought as part of the murder inquiry.

70mph tailgater caused crash that put 3 people in hospital

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:48am Thursday 24th July 2014

A DRIVER “tormented” another motorist with his aggressive high-speed tailgating and then crashed and put himself and two other people in hospital, York Crown Court heard.

Fresh criticism for council leaders in York social care crisis

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

3:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NEW fears have been raised over the turmoil in York's adult social care services.

Council report opposes A64 service station plans

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN AMBITIOUS scheme to put a new service station on an A64 roundabout east of the York looks set to be halted by councillors today.

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York RI RUFC start training (link)

York Press sport 10:56am Sat 26 Jul 14

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Anne McIntosh replacement named by Ryedale Conservatives (link)

Ryedale news 9:10am Fri 25 Jul 14

A YORK estate agent has been chosen to succeed deselected MP Anne McIntosh as Conservative candidate in Thirsk and…

Police reforms backed by Crime Commissioner (link)

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Cancer charity thanks the county for vital support (link)

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Manhunt launched for missing Harrogate offender (link)

Harrogate and Ripon news 4:33pm Fri 25 Jul 14

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

250 sign petition to improve Selby Bypass (link)

Selby & Tadcaster news 8:20am Sat 26 Jul 14

A PETITION to improve a major North Yorkshire road has already had hundreds of signatures.

UPDATED: MURDER MANHUNT: John Heald arrested (link)

East Yorkshire news 3:20pm Fri 25 Jul 14

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

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