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

York community stadium plan unveiled - building to start next spring

York Press:

WORK will start next spring on the new Community Stadium for York, the city council has announced.

Help the helpers! - New drive to help food-poverty projects across Yorkshire

York Press:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

RESIDENTS across York and the region are being urged to back a new drive to help tackle food poverty.

Festival of Food and Drink set to whet appetites in York

York Press:

9:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DETAILS have been released to whet the appetite of foodies ahead of the annual York Food Festival.

Pub chain reveals plan for 59-bed hostel in Gillygate

York Press: Monroe’s in Gillygate. Pic: Mike Tipping (9678223)

8:54am Wednesday 27th August 2014

PUB chain Punch Taverns is set to push its investment in Gillygate beyond the million pound mark as it reveals plans for a 59-bed hostel in the city centre street.

Reunion looking to unite former Mill Mount pupils

York Press: Mill Mount School sports day, 1941Doreen Adams, Millmount School Feature (9664331)

8:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CALLING all Mill Mount School 'old girls' - your former classmates need you!

Is Bishopthorpe Road the best High Street in Britain?

York Press:

7:49am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IT'S already been named as one of the UK's hippest areas and now Bishopthorpe Road is making a bid to be crowned the Great British High Street of the Year.

Doctor Loo - Cafe's replica TARDIS transformed into luxury toilet

York Press:

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A REPLICA TARDIS, built in Yorkshire, has been drawing customers to a cafe at the other end of the country.

Thieves steal honesty box from garden in Wigginton

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIEVES stole an honesty box which was raising money for a children’s playground.

Restored mill nominated for national Angel Award

York Press: (9636475)

8:23am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE team behind the transformation of an abandonned water mill in Ryedale are looking forward to a glittering awards ceremony celebrating the work of dedicated heritage volunteers.

A splash of colour at charity run

York Press:

9:18am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THERE’S a chance to become a walking work of art when St Leonard’s Hospice and Martin House Children’s Hospice hold their Colour Me Happy Fun Run at Rawcliffe Country Park on Sunday, September 21.

Missing teenager found safe and well

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

4:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TEENAGE girl missing from home in York has been found safe and well.

York plea for more organ donors

York Press: Jayne Jackson, of Linley Avenue, Haxby, who needs a kidney transplant. Pic: Mike Tipping (9585095)

11:57am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A YORK woman who has nine hours of dialysis a day has urged people to join the organ donor register - as it emerged there are 45 people currently waiting for life-saving kidney transplants in North Yorkshire.

Tributes flood in for campaigner Lynn Jeffries

York Press: Lynn Jeffries  (9612641)

11:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A LEADING campaigner for the rights of disabled people was one of the city's "brightest stars".

York man was sent message written in blood

York Press:

11:06am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A YORK man received a bereavement card with a message written in blood after ending a relationship with another man, the city’s magistrates court was told.

Couple to run Great North Run in memory of son

York Press: Great North Run participants Catherine Lupton and Andy Sykes with their sons George (aged 2) (left) and Seth (aged 22 months), at their home in Armoury Road, Selby. Pic: Mike Tipping (9571119)

11:08am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A COUPLE will mark the fifth anniversary of their baby son's birth and death by taking part in next month's Great North Run to raise funds for a charity for premature and sick babies.

2014 Press Business Awards finalists announced

York Press: The Press Business Awards 2013. Pic: Mike TippingFinalists on stage at the end of the evening. (8566809)

9:12am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE hotly contested shortlist for the 2014 Press Business Awards has been decided.

£290k injection to cut therapy waiting times

York Press: York Outer MP Julian Sturdy

8:31am Tuesday 26th August 2014

PEOPLE with severe mental health problems in York and Selby are still waiting more than a year for help - but an investment of £290,000 has been made to improve the service.

Alpacas pack in crowds at Farndale Show

York Press: Alpaca s from Brookfield Alpacas at Castleton being shown at Farndale Show.Nigel Holland (9641461)

10:55am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ALPACAS and gun dogs were among the favourite attractions at the 107th annual Farndale Show yesterday

University Road closed for safety improvements

York Press: Roadworks - zxc

9:33am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WORK on safety improvements to a busy road in York is expected to start today and last for about five weeks.

Fulford Show defies rain to be biggest yet

York Press: A Bengal Eagle Owl keeps an eye on proceedings at Fulford Show. Pic: Mike Tipping (9638823)

11:52am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A RAINY outlook did not stop the people of Fulford enjoying their village’s annual show yesterday.

New York marathon is goal for slimmer, Matt

York Press: Slimmer Matt Briggs training for the New York marathon at Huntington. Pic Nigel Holland (9508979)

9:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A YORK man who lost more than 17 stone after being shocked into losing weight by a family photo is to run in the New York marathon.

Tributes paid to York man who sailed world

York Press: (9628499)

9:16am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a York man whose adventurous career in shipping took him and his family across the world.

Vintage bikes and giant jets star in Air Museum's double spectacle

York Press: Brian Watmough directs the Yorkshire Air Museum's Victor 'Lusty Lidy' into it's palce on the Elvington airfield's pan after it's Golden Era Run on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture David Harrison. (9642266)

10:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

DOZENS of veteran and vintage motorcycles made their way to the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington for a Bank Holiday celebration of Golden Era bikes and "Rolling Thunder".

Tinchy Stryder launches £4m arena at Flamingo Land

York Press: Chart rapperTinchy Stryder at The Riverside (concert venue) at Flamingoland Pickering.submitted pic Dave Farrow (9628299)

11:08am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MUSIC star Tinchy Stryder helped open Flamingo Land's newest venture at the beginning of a record breaking weekend for the park.

Active York recruiting new board members

York Press: City of York Athletic Club's Alice Linaker in action at the Yorkshire Championships

10:18am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ACTIVE York, the city’s sport and active leisure partnership, is recruiting new members to its board to encourage the people of York to be more active more often.

Revamped pub says thanks to villagers with party

York Press:

7:54am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A REVAMPED pub has celebrated its first birthday in style with a huge bank holiday party.

Punch Bowl staff take on Ice Bucket Challenge

York Press: Team Punch Bowl take on the Ice Bucket Challenge, outside the pub in Stonegate, York, (from left) Andy Hope, Fran Sage, Ruth Holder, Michelle Radford, Arron Goodwin, Laura Brown, Rob Beresford and Karl Sage. Pic: Mike Tipping (9627473)

11:01am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A freezing frenzy of internet videos currently sweeping the globe has arrived at a York pub.

York the priciest place in the North for a weekend stay

York Press: Winter sunshine on York Minster over the rooftops of The City of York.A rare view of York Minster and the rooftops of the City of York in the early morning winter sun.Seen here from the rooftop ot the presently unoccupied building of Stonebow House, Stone

11:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

YORK is the most expensive place in the North for couples planning a weekend break.

Drug dealer jailed after stash found in carrier bag

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:33am Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE in North Yorkshire found drugs with a street value of more than £130,000 after watching a man struggle with a huge heavy-looking bag.

Gamer's charity challenge raises £451 for Macmillan Cancer Support

York Press:

10:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A GAMER has used his passion for virtual reality to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

College inspired TV star Taj Atwal to reach for the top

York Press: Former York College student stars in BBC One drama comedy ‘In The Club’
Former Performing Arts student Taj Atwal is appearing in her most recent role as ‘Jasmin’ in Kay Mellor’s new BBC One drama comedy; ‘In The Club&rs

10:42am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A former York College performing arts student is appearing in a BBC One comedy drama.

MEP supports English parliament claim

York Press: CALLS: Amjad Bashir

11:15am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A YORKSHIRE MEP has welcomed poll results showing more than half think England should have its own parliament.

York link of film legend Richard Attenborough

York Press:

8:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TRIBUTES have poured in for esteemed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, who dominated the British film business for more than half a century.

Dance teacher returns to York

York Press: (9630992)

10:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DANCE teacher has left London and moved back home to York to teach the next generation of dancers.

Campaigner Lynn Jeffries found dead at home

York Press:

7:57am Monday 25th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an equalities campaigner and city councillor who died at her home.

Patients with suspected skin cancer waiting more than two weeks to see specialists

York Press: IVF hope for Ryedale women

10:56am Monday 25th August 2014

NEARLY 80 people with suspected skin cancer are on a waiting list of over the two weeks to see a specialist at York Hospital.

Archbishop to lead a week-long vigil at York Minster

York Press:

7:40am Monday 25th August 2014

THE Archbishop of York is to stage a week-long fast and vigil, starting this weekend.

York singer performing to thousands after tribute from urban music website

York Press:

9:55am Monday 25th August 2014

A YORK singer/songwriter has told of her delight after becoming the first white female solo gospel artist to be recognized by a top urban music website.

Comedian sorry over newspaper incident

York Press: Roy Chubby Brown

8:49am Monday 25th August 2014

COMIC Roy “Chubby” Brown has apologised after being caught behind the wheel looking at a newspaper - insisting he only glanced at it for three seconds.

Thousands attend bank holiday music festivals

York Press:

11:11am Monday 25th August 2014

ROCK and roll from some of the planet's biggest bands was mixed with comedy and new music throughout a three-day festival which never slowed down.

Conference promotes global role of women

York Press:

9:52am Monday 25th August 2014

WOMEN from countries throughout the Commonwealth will gather in Harrogate for the 80th Federation Conference of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland.

York lecturer to referee at Paralympic event

York Press: York St John lecturer Robert Avery, who will referee the goalball match at National Paralympic Day

10:46am Monday 25th August 2014

YORK St John University lecturer Robert Avery has been chosen to referee the goalball match at National Paralympic Day.

Pioneering music project gets help to tune of £7k

York Press: GROUND-BREAKING: William, agted 14, with his deaf support worker Doreen Pearce communicate with their hands during the performance for the Inclusive Music Project Christmas Concert

9:36am Monday 25th August 2014

AN ARTS foundation which received £7,000 from The Press’ parent company has launched a new programme to help people with learning difficulties.

Two bailed after suspicious Harrogate flat blaze

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Two men have been arrested and released on bail after a fire tore through a home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Style shines through at Ebor Festival despite chilly weather

York Press:

8:39am Monday 25th August 2014

World class racing and eye catching fashion made up for disappointing weather as more than 70,000 people enjoyed the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

Entrants gearing up for Countryside Live show

York Press: Stephanie Milner and her father Jonny who went on to take the championship in the driving trials held for the first time at Countryside Live. Her pony is Josh. Stephanie’s home is at Huggate, York. (9612590)

9:26am Monday 25th August 2014

ENTRIES are flooding in for an autumn show which will see the best of Yorkshire’s cattle, sheep, horses and poultry on display.

Brave youngsters nominated for courage awards

York Press: Claire Young (left), a former contestant on The Apprentice, with Linda Taylor, assistant manager at Moda in Pelle at Browns, promoting the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards. Pic: Mike Tipping (9612472)

9:09am Monday 25th August 2014

Deserving youngsters have been nominated for an award to recognise their bravery.

Bank staff take on peak challenge for hospices

York Press: webpix charity donation cash money collection

9:22am Monday 25th August 2014

EMPLOYEES from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks will be pulling on their hiking boots next month as they climb the UK’s highest mountain.

Selby Abbey set to host medieval festival

York Press: CHEERS: Canon John Weetman celebrates with a glass of Benedicts Brew                       Pictures: Nigel Holland

10:53am Monday 25th August 2014

A prestigious abbey is gearing up for a day of celebration to remember Yorkshire's past.

Free gadgets can help you save water and money

York Press: Yorkshire Water

8:44am Monday 25th August 2014

A WATER company is urging customers to take full advantage of free gadgets which can help to reduce their water consumption and cut costs.



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