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EASTER APPEAL: Help someone in need this weekend

York Press:

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

IT can sometimes be hard to know how or where to help. Here are 20 ways you can make a difference this Easter.

Public inquiry to be held into plans for 102 new homes at Strensall

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10:48am Thursday 17th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build more than 100 homes on fields at Strensall, near York, are to go to a public inquiry.

Campaigner who helped start blind society dies aged 74

York Press: Brian Smith with his guide dog Nina ,the latest recruitment for the York Lions Club. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5469900)

10:46am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHAMPION of York’s blind has died aged 74 after a life-time of campaigning on behalf of those lacking the gift of sight.

‘Waste of money’ claim over £13k green bin sticker bill

York Press: New green bin charges to be put to York residents

10:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

A ROW has erupted over a £13,000 bill for delivering stickers to house-holders – telling refuse collectors which bins to empty.

Merger plans for two GP surgeries in York

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8:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

A GP surgery in York is set to leave its premises and merge with another practice.

Cabinet shake up removes Lendal Bridge councillor from Transport role

York Press: Coun Dave Merrett in Exhibition Square

8:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE councillor at the centre of the Lendal Bridge closure has been removed as York’s transport chief.

Fake bomb brings York to a standstill

York Press:

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A FAKE bomb dug up on a York building site yesterday afternoon led to gridlock and chaos around the city.

Figures show North Yorkshire drug arrests included 13-year-old

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7:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than ten per cent of all people arrested by North Yorkshire Police for drug offences last year were under the age of 18.

Community Pride: Time to nominate your Health Hero

York Press: York Community Pride Awards 2013. Pic: Mike TippingHealth Service Hero winner Ellie Hodge (right) with Julie Wainwright of Clifton Park Hospital. (5365789)

7:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

THIS October, Julie Wainwright and her colleagues from Clifton Park Hospital will attend the Community Pride awards for the third time, but they already know they will be moved to tears by the inspirational stories they hear.

Lift failure leaves elderly residents 'trapped' in their homes

York Press: LIFT ANGER: Fairfax Court in Acomb, where the lift has broken down

10:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

ELDERLY residents say they are trapped in their homes at a York retirement complex because its lift is out of action for up to six weeks.

Couple rescued after yacht sinks

York Press:

10:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

A COUPLE were rescued by lifeboat station volunteers after their yacht sank in East Yorkshire.

Council welcomes extra funding for war veterans

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9:16am Thursday 17th April 2014

ELDERLY war veterans in York will benefit from more than £20,000 in funding to help them stay in their own homes.

Survey aims to get more support for crime victims

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

8:52am Thursday 17th April 2014

VICTIMS of crime, road accidents and anti-social behaviour are being given a bigger say in how they are treated after such incidents.

WI baton welcomed on 2,500-mile centenary relay journey

York Press: Members of the Womens Institute North Yorkshire East Federation dressed in wartime period costume to welcome the organisation's baton to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park as part of its national centenary tour of the country.From left. Wi

8:01am Thursday 17th April 2014

A COMMEMORATIVE baton marking 100 years of the Women's Institute has reached York.

Bestselling author Jo Nesbo to visit new book shop

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10:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN international best-selling author is just one visitor expected at a new book shop in York in its opening week.

York's Mansion House throws open its doors to the public

York Press: Lord Mayor of York , Councillor Julie Gunnell at the start of the "At Home " open day at the Mansion House on Wednesday    Picture Frank Dwyer (5487159)

10:16am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Lord Mayor of York gave visitors a VIP welcome to the city’s Mansion House for the last open house of her civic year.

Friend plans skydive to help injured farmer

York Press: Darren Taylor at home in Bolton Percy.Nigel Holland (5480241)

9:27am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CLOSE friend of farmer Darren Taylor who was seriously injured in a tragic farming accident is looking to raise money for him and the charity which saved his life.

Pub debate leads to charity remembrance walk

York Press: ‘Destination Scarborough’.James Kilmartin , who is to walk from York to Scarborough to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Rearch. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5478394)

9:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’S nearly 41 and a half miles as the road twists and turns, writes Steve Carroll. Now a York man is to end pub debate by finding out just how long it takes him to walk to Scarborough.

Photographer's memorial pictures from York Cemetery win second prize in national contest

York Press: An older memorial at York Cemetery,  captured on camera by Peter Heaton

8:43am Thursday 17th April 2014

KEEN photographer Peter Heaton has won second prize in a national photo competition to depict the beauty of stone memorials.

Tockwith Festival line-up revealed

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10:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE line-up for this year’s Tockwith Festival has been announced.

Archbishop of York to perform outdoor baptisms

York Press: Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

9:39am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Archbishop of York will again be performing outdoor baptisms in a large tank of water outside York Minster on Saturday.

Lib Dems select General Election candidate for York Outer

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9:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Liberal Democrats have selected James Blanchard, a Kirklees councillor, as the party's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for York Outer ahead of next year’s General Election.

Cyclist suffers broken neck in North Yorkshire collision

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CYCLIST suffered a broken neck in a crash with a car in Thirsk on Monday (APR 14).

Family’s anguish as respite centre shuts

York Press: Shona Parks with her parents Steve and Linda, at their home in Forest Road, Pickering. Pic: Mike Tipping (5366667)

12:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FAMILIES caring for relatives with disabilities will have to travel more than 40 miles to access vital respite care as Ryedale's last respite centre will close.

Protestors against Malton superstore hand over petition

York Press: Presenting their petition, against plans to build a supermarket on Wentworth Street, at the Ryedale District Council offices (from left) Roddy Bushell, Paul Beanland, Emma Brooksbank, Howard Croft, Helen Lowdell, Fiona Croft and Jeremy Powell.

12:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PROTESTORS against plans to build a supermarket in Malton have handed over a petition ahead of a crunch meeting next week.

‘Predatory’ crooks jailed for York street mugging

York Press: Curtis Kenneth Turpin.

10:22am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two robbers who held up a student on a major York road at 1am and took his hoodie and other belongings "for the hell of it" have been jailed for nearly four years each.

Rider back in the saddle in father's memory

York Press: Jockey Wendy Hoggard with racehorse Mon Brav at Norton.Nigel Holland. (5307934)

10:55am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NORTON woman who has previously competed in three flat races will be getting back in the saddle to raise money in memory of her dad.

'Headless chicken' gibe at Labour over York free parking plan

York Press: Union Terrace car park, overlooked by York St John University. Pic: Mike Tipping (5449109)

10:39am Wednesday 16th April 2014

LABOUR councillors have been accused of behaving like headless chickens, following the announcement of free parking for motorists within days of the reopening of Lendal Bridge.

York's gritting and salt bin budget £107k in the red despite mild winter

York Press: Another  North Yorkshire Highways gritter at work on the A169 between Malton and Pickering (rbt).......they are like buses and sem to travel together.........NIGEL HOLLAND (5444671)

10:29am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YORK overspent its gritting and salt bin budget by more than £100,000 - despite the city experiencing one of the mildest winters on record, a Lib Dem councillor claims.

York gun dealer's seven-year jail sentence upheld - but 14,231 guns spared from destruction

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9:53am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A YORK arms dealer’s seven-year jail sentence for shipping a huge arsenal to Nigeria has been upheld by appeal court judges.

York charity concert aims to raise £10,000 for Alzheimers Society

York Press: ON SONG: Left to right Dave Clements, Wavy Dave Hardy,Jess Morgan, George Hall, Craigy Rothery, Big Ian and Graham Hodge

9:26am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAJOR charity concert at York Theatre Royal tomorrow night could raise as much as £10,000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

Tour de France sculptures created for garden celebrating the Grand Départ

York Press: Metal Sculptor Graham Anderton's life  size metal cycles which will be on display at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show  (24th -27th 2014) celebrating the Yorkshire Grand Depart    Picture Frank Dwyer (5441436)

9:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GARDEN to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire will be created at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show this month.

Caroline Stuttle charity marks its 12th birthday

York Press: Lord Mayor, Julie Gunnell, Alison Birkinshaw of York College, Jane Grenville of The University of York, Marjorie Marks-Stuttle, Richard Stuttle and Jo Baker at the Mansion House in York.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5427714)

8:45am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE charity set up in memory of York teenager Caroline Stuttle, who was murdered while backpacking in Australia, has celebrated its 12th birthday.

Updated: York to be fastest broadband city

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

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

9 family days out this Easter holiday

York Press: FUNNY BUNNY: The Easter Bunny will again be leading egg trails at Benningbrough Hall

8:14am Wednesday 16th April 2014

EGG-TRAILS, train-trips and bike rides are a handful of the egg-citing events taking place in and around York across the Easter period.

New High Sheriff pledges to boost the arts

York Press: TAKING OVER: Thomas Ramsden, right, the new High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, whose declaration was held at York Crown Court. Back (from left) The outgoing Sheriff, the Rev. Rachel Benson, Under Sheriff David Garfitt, Lord Lt. of North Yorkshire Lord Crath

7:59am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FARMER has been sworn in as the new High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in the presence of the Recorder of York, the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and a former Cabinet Minister.

New service allows stroke patients to recover in their own homes

York Press: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

7:57am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YORK'S stroke victims are to be the first to benefit from a new service will allow them to be discharged from hospital sooner.

Mineworkers to be balloted over Kellingley Colliery closure plan

York Press: GVs of Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire

10:25am Wednesday 16th April 2014

UK COAL is to ballot miners at a North Yorkshire coal mine over a £10 million closure programme offered by the Government.

Royal visit marks care home's official opening

York Press: The Duke of Gloucester with Wendy Conn, managing director of Crown Care, at Osborne House  Picture: Eric Foster

8:35am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW care home in Selby has had a Royal visit to mark its official opening.

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 around York 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.



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