AN online competition to spot the first daffodil of spring in flower on the banks of York’s city walls has been won.

Sally Burns the director of communities and neighbourhoods at City of York Council claimed victory in the Twitter contest launched for the second year running by Acomb resident and walls enthusiast, Keith Myers.

The yellow-flowering bulb was spotted on Nunnery Lane and Mr Myers, who runs York Events Ltd, said: “I think the competition is a good, fun thing to do. It promotes York and it is fantastic when all the daffodils are out around the walls.”