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

Breaking news Fake bomb brings York to a standstill - 6.55pm update

York Press:

4:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

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

Cabinet shake up removes Lendal Bridge councillor from Transport role

York Press: Coun Dave Merrett in Exhibition Square

4:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE councillor at the centre of the controversial Lendal Bridge closure has been removed from his position as Transport chief.

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).

‘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.

'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

York Press: JAILED: Gary Hyde is serving seven yearsYEP PIC (5442595)

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

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

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.

£10m York Central bridge could be built in 2016

York Press: Darren Richardson, director of city and environmental services

10:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A £10 MILLION bridge which holds the key to developing York's "teardrop" site could be built in 2016, city leaders have said.

Jorvik Viking Centre celebrates its 30th birthday

York Press: Thornfinn the Viking with brothers James, 8, and William, 4

10:55am Tuesday 15th April 2014

IT broke the mould for museums around the world, with its time cars taking visitors through an authentic re-creation of York's Viking settlement.

Hotel housekeeper jailed after £9,000 drugs stash found

York Press: webpix court justice

9:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE head housekeeper of a York hotel has been jailed once more after police found £9,000 worth of drugs and a drug-dealing centre in her home.

Farmer trapped in machinery featured on TV's Helicopter Heroes

York Press: Darren Taylor at home with his wife Nicky

9:42am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE farmer who suffered life-changing injuries when he became trapped in a potato harvester last October told his story on (April 14) yesterday’s Helicopter Heroes on BBC1.

Australian woman protests over asylum policy

York Press: Jacquie (correct) Coupe and fellow protesters at Cliffords Tower.Nigel Holland. (5405620)

9:32am Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN AUSTRALIAN woman who says an ancestor was deported as a teenager from York prison in the first convict fleet in 1775 has staged a protest at Clifford's Tower against current Australian immigration policy.

Residents take part in scheme for cheaper fuel bills

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

9:33am Tuesday 15th April 2014

HUNDREDS of York residents have taken part in a council scheme to get cheaper gas and electric bills.

Super fan Maria Bewers' dedication to football

York Press: Community Pride nominee Maria Brewers at Bootham Crescent

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

For the past 16 years Maria Bewers, from Acomb, has voluntarily run the family room at York City Football Club for every home match.

Campaigners oppose ban on CCTV near schools

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to ban CCTV parking cameras near schools have been opposed by campaign groups and local authorities.

York art gallery roof removed as part of redevelopment

York Press: A view over York city centre from the scaffolding at York Art Gallery. Pic: Mike Tipping (5403532)

9:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE roof of York Art Gallery has been removed as part of a huge £8 million redevelopment of the site.

Wildflower meadows planned for York

York Press: The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

8:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to create new meadows of wildflowers in York have been launched by a national charity.

York chief executive given honorary doctorate

York Press: Julia Unwin who is to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales.

10:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Chief Executive of York's Joseph Rowntree Foundation Julia Unwin CBE, is to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales.

Man found with child sex photographs spared jail

York Press: webpix court justice

8:42am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A 26 YEAR OLD man found with hundreds of indecent images and videos of children on his computer was spared jail.

MP briefed on Jobs fair to be held in York

York Press: Hugh Bayley uses the Job Point during his visit to Jobcentre Plus in Stonebow in York where he met (from left) Julia Massey, Partnership Manager from the City of York Council's Learning City York , Elaine Brear Advisor Manager, and Julia Davis, Employ

8:34am Tuesday 15th April 2014

YORK Central MP Hugh Bayley has visited Jobcentre Plus in Stonebow to find out how it is helping people get into work.

Fury over police federation cash row

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:13am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE chairman of North Yorkshire’s Police Federation (NYPF) has reacted with anger to claims the organisation refused to hand over financial records.

Calls for debate on social care

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

10:16am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GROUP that represents social care providers across York and North Yorkshire is celebrating a year of success as it marks a decade since it was set up.

REVEALED: Critical report that led to scrapping of Lendal Bridge trial

York Press: Public opposition to Lendal Bridge closure revealed in report

10:26am Monday 14th April 2014

THE depth of opposition from businesses, visitors and residents to the Lendal Bridge traffic ban has been revealed in a report.

Famous York shop to become brasserie, bar and coffee house

York Press: The now-closed Army & Navy Stores in Fossgate

4:07pm Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW brasserie, bar and coffee house in York city-centre has today been approved, despite local residents' objections.

York man left for dead in attack - Mum tells of anguish

York Press: Jane Blythe who's son Adam was attacked in the North East.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5377155)

10:46am Monday 14th April 2014

A YORK mother has told of her heartache after her son nearly died in a violent attack.

Man head-butts car window in York

York Press: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

9:46am Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN smashed the window of a car stopped at traffic lights in York by head-butting it.

Woman injured in crash near York railway station

York Press: Police - zxc

9:24am Monday 14th April 2014

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital with a leg injury after being hit by a car this morning.

River searches continue for missing Tyler Pearson

York Press: Tyler Pearson

3:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

RIVER searches for missing 18-year-old Tyler Pearson have been carried out today by members of an independent river safety charity.

Yorkshire Marathon places up for grabs

York Press: Babs Shiells, centre, in training with White Rose runners as they get ready for the Yorkshire Marathon

12:10am Monday 14th April 2014

RUNNERS are being offered the chance to take part in their first marathon by the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which has places available in the sold-out Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in York.

Warning to public after police uniform is stolen

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

5:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS in North Yorkshire are warned to be on their guard if someone claiming to be a police officer knocks on their door, after a uniform was stolen today.



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MP at official opening of Kellington post office (link)

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‘Be part of it’ festival (link)

In brief 10:11am Wed 16 Apr 14

ORGANISERS of events in York can have their activities promoted by City of York Council as part of a new scheme.

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