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

Megan Roberts and Ben Clarkson inquests held in York - coroner warns of dangers for those who drink too much

York Press:

11:51am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A coroner has issued a stark warning to those who drink too much in York city-centre, during inquests into the deaths of two young people.

Popular walking route collapses into the sea

York Press: Breaking News - zxc

5:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Coastguards are urging everyone to keep away from the coast near Whitby after part of the Cleveland Way collapsed into the sea.

Blaze finally brought under control at North Yorkshire hotel after 18 fire engines called to scene - UPDATED 5.25pm - NEW PICTURES

York Press:

1:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have finally got a major fire in a North Yorkshire hotel under control.

Another York pub to become a Tesco

York Press:

12:07pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco is set to take over a second York pub, despite opposition to its plans for another local less than a mile away.

Director of health leaving City of York Council

York Press:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YORK'S director of health and wellbeing, Paul Edmondson-Jones, is leaving to 'pursue opportunities and interests elsewhere.'

Shops are still failing the disabled in York

York Press:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RENOWNED businesses in York are still failing to provide suitable access for disabled customers, ten years to the day since legislation came into effect.

Four people rescued from flats blaze in North Yorkshire

York Press: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue - zxc

1:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued four people from a blaze in Harrogate.

Latest speed camera locations announced

York Press:

9:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE latest locations for North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety cameras have been announced.

Opening night for York's new Fibbers and bier keller

York Press:

3:11pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YORK music venue Fibbers is opening in its new home on Saturday night (Oct 4).

A64 in North Yorkshire to close all weekend for resurfacing works

York Press: Roadworks - zxc

2:21pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE A64 route to the Yorkshire Coast will close completely this weekend at Rillington, near Malton, to allow for a major re-surfacing project.

Olympic swimming champion visits local college

York Press: Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Duncan Goodhew, an ambassador for The Golden Mile, joins pupils from York Primary Schools and members of Premier Sport during a training session at the former Burnholme College. Pic: Mike Tipping (10858859)

11:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN OLYMPIAN swimmer visited York to promote a new health scheme this week.

Father of Claudia Lawrence welcomes new law

York Press: Peter Lawrence, father of Claudia Lawrence

11:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has welcomed a new law which can help the families of missing people.

Benefit fraudster given suspended sentence

York Press: webpix court justice

11:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WOMAN who fraudulently claimed more than £30,000 in benefits has avoided prison.

York pub holds conker championship

York Press: Imogen Little gets ready for the Conker Championships being held at the Gillygate Pub.
Picture: Anna Gowthorpe (10821982)

11:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CONKER fans from around York will descend on a local pub for an inaugural competition this weekend.

High speed rail college comes to Yorkshire

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

10:58am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE proposed high speed rail college is coming to Yorkshire as Doncaster is selected to co-host the training centre.

Murder-scene Post Office bought by victim's mother

York Press:

10:22am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A VILLAGE post office which was the scene of brutal murder has been bought by the victim's mother to complete home improvements begun by her daughter.

International divorce fraudsters used York County Court

York Press: webpix court justice

10:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

York County Court was among 137 courts across England and Wales targeted by international divorce fraudsters, the Family Court heard in London.

York Minster Christmas concert tickets on sale

York Press: York Minster

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TICKETS for the Minster's Christmas concert go on sale today.

Hundreds attend York job fair

York Press: A busy scene in the York Railway Institute gymnasium during the jobs fair. Pic: Mike Tipping (10916717)

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HUNDREDS of people turned up to the latest job fair in York.

New company set to develop business and tourism in York

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

10:14am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW strategy for developing tourism and business in York is moving forward as key appointments are set to be made for a new local authority owned company.

York pub to host Britain's Got Talent auditions

York Press: Steve Bullen (front left) alongside fellow performers at the Spread Eagle on Walmgate.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (10953927)

10:14am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SINGERS, dancers and jugglers from across the York area will descend on a city pub tomorrow night in the hope of making the big time.

Volunteers helping to stop child sex abusers are praised

York Press:

9:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

VOLUNTEERS who work with Yorkshire sex abusers in a bid to keep children safe have been celebrated at a conference near York.

'No nonsense' judge retires for the second time

York Press: webpix court justice

9:44am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A barrister who has often sat as a judge at York Crown Court has retired from the Bench for the second time.

Price cuts prompt a supermarket fuel war

York Press: Fuel prices at Sainsbury's, Monks Cross. (10950463)

9:40am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DROP in fuel prices has seen motorists flock to the pumps in North Yorkshire.

Merger of two GP surgeries in York on target to go ahead next month

York Press: Dr David Fair.

8:42am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TWO GP surgeries in York are on target to merge by early next month, after patients said they were saddened by - but also understood and accepted - the changes.

Doctors sceptical over weekend appointments pledge

York Press: File photo dated 07/12/10 of an NHS logo. Social enterprises are being allowed to take over £900 million of NHS services without safeguards to ensure they save the taxpayer money and will not go bust, a watchdog has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

8:40am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PROPOSALS by the Prime Minister to make GP surgeries open at weekends have met with a sceptical reaction from doctors.

Voice star Beth strikes the right note for charity

York Press: Beth McCarthy and fellow entertainers are joined by community links teams at  St Clements Hall.Picture Nigel Holland (10953215)

8:39am Wednesday 1st October 2014

YORK'S The Voice star helped raise awareness of mental health problems at a special event in the city yesterday.

Acomb burglar jailed

York Press: webpix court justice

8:36am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BURGLAR who targeted homes in Acomb has been jailed for more than a year.

Police officers’ sacrifice of life is honoured

York Press:

8:28am Wednesday 1st October 2014

NORTH Yorkshire police officers killed in the line of duty were among those remembered at a ceremony attended by Prince Charles.

Prolific Press letter writer dies, aged 99

York Press: (10921749)

8:28am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ONE of The Press' most prolific - and controversial - letter writers has died, aged 99.

Residents at Derwenthorpe left without hot water and heating

York Press: Carbon Footprinting - talk

8:25am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS at a flagship York housing development have been offered hotel accommodation after repeated problems with the centralised supply of heating and hot water.

Anniversary for York charity

York Press: Patrick Kaye presenting to Ian MacLaren

9:40am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CHARITY in York has celebrated 30 years of supporting local people with mental illness and their carers.

Concern growing over missing pregnant woman

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

 POLICE are growing increasingly concerned about a heavily pregnant woman who has gone missing and may be in Yorkshire.

Ryedale author and former diplomat launches first book

York Press: First time novelist and former diplomat Jean Harrod

8:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A RYEDALE woman who spent her working life travelling the world as a diplomat last night launched her debut novel inspired by her intriguing career.

Ferrybridge toilet strike over

York Press:

11:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORKERS at a new power station who walked out on unofficial strike in a row over toilets have agreed to return to work after they were promised more facilities.

Sheep farming celebrated at Masham show

York Press: MASHAM SHEEP FAIR: Competitors in the main square. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (10929285)

8:26am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE historic Masham Sheep Fair took place at the weekend.

Young people's centre in York set to shut

York Press:

6:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAJOR shake-up of children's services in York will see a "one stop shop" for young people shut, and opening hours slashed at children's centres across the city.

Medic sexually assaulted patient in ambulance

York Press: webpix court justice

12:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN medic who sexually assaulted a patient in the back of an ambulance was allowed to continue working and to train for promotion despite two investigations into his behaviour, a court heard.

Michael Portillo films DVD in York

York Press: MIchael Portillo with  the 6th Legion Roman  Re-enactment Group filming in York on Saturday  for a DVD on the City," York, Historical Capital of the North"   Picture Frank Dwyer (10831825)

12:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

VISITORS to the Museum Gardens this weekend spotted a familiar face in the grounds of the historic site.

Expansion plans at Fulford School

York Press: Fulford School head teacher Lorna Savage with the previous head, Steve Smith. Picture : Garry Atkinson (10894936)

12:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A YORK secondary school is in line for a major expansion and a new purpose built sports hall, under new plans revealed by the city council.

Falls could be prevented and save NHS millions

York Press:

12:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THOUSANDS of falls could be prevented in North Yorkshire each year, saving almost £10m for the NHS.

Widow finally receives funeral plan refund

York Press: Lynda Madden. Pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross

12:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WIDOW has finally had her husband's funeral costs reimbursed by the boss of a York finance firm which closed down last year.

Pupils issued with cards outlining symptoms of brain tumours

York Press: Marie Hughes of Dunnington, who's son Oscar died of a brain tumour, handing out leaflets for children to take home to parents advising them of the signs of brain tumours. She is pictured handing leaflets to Maya and Bella Reid. Picture David Harrison.

12:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THOUSANDS of pupils are to take cards home with them from schools across York next month, outlining the warning signs of brain tumours.

York Museums Trust wins £945,000 in funding

York Press: Castle Museum  (9415716)

12:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

YORK Museums Trust is to receive £945,000 to ensure it can continue providing advice and support to museums across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Tooth decay rates lower in York children

York Press: Free mouth cancer checks on offer at Evesham dentist

11:16am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THREE-year-olds in York have better dental health than most of the country.

Hollywood star drops in at cinema

York Press: From left - City Screen front of house staff Adam Greenwood, Joanna Simpson, Alicia Stabler and Toni Wainwright with Emma Thompson.

11:16am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THEY are more used to seeing Hollywood stars on the screen than in person, but this weekend staff at a York cinema found themselves face to face with a movie hero.

Bioeconomy project takes a step forward

York Press:

11:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BID to create a regional hub for bio-based industry in York is moving from concept to reality as funding surpasses the £10 million mark.

Events planned for breast cancer awareness month

York Press: The Think Pink team (left to right): Nicky Rogers, Shân Potts, Jane Bailey (Zumba instructor), Maria Humphrey, Danielle Wheatley

10:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FUNDRAISING campaigners are planning a series of events to mark October's breast cancer awareness month.

Tributes paid to York Minster flower arranger

York Press: (10802670)

10:09am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MINSTER flower arranger who once contributed to a display for the Queen has died.

Bronson artwork up for auction

York Press: EMBARGOED TO 0900 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29.Undated handout photo issued by J P Humbert Auctioneers of artwork by Charles Bronson which is due to go under the hammer next month.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 29, 2014. The 61-year-old in

10:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

More artwork by Charles Bronson, one of the country's most violent prisoners, is to go under the hammer.



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