Firefighters tackle bedroom blaze after air conditioning unit catches fire

York Press:

6:31am Sunday 27th July 2014

A SELBY man suffered from smoke inhalation and his bedroom was badly damaged after an air conditioning unit caught fire last night.

250 sign petition to improve Selby Bypass

York Press: Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams, who backs the Chance To Be Chancellor scheme

8:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

A PETITION to improve a major North Yorkshire road has already had hundreds of signatures.

Drax defends biomass sourcing

York Press: The domes which are part  of rpelacing coal firing with the burning of biomass at Drax.

9:26am Friday 25th July 2014

DRAX has defended its sustainable sourcing of biomass as the Government is urged to make sure subsidies are only paid to "genuinely" low-carbon biomass energy.

Collier buy out plans shelved

York Press: RUNNING OUT: Campaigners claim Britain's coal reserves - including at Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire - will run out within five years

5:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PLANS for an employee buy-out aimed at saving more than 700 jobs at Kellingley Colliery have been withdrawn.

Picnic in the park at pioneering woodland near York

York Press: Three years old Daniel Pal (correct) from Sherburn in Elmet, enjoys a run in the new wood

8:48am Thursday 24th July 2014

MORE than 70 guests from across the county attended a special picnic at a pioneering community woodland near York.

Drivers needed to help ferry GPs’ patients

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

8:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed in Selby to help transport elderly and isolated people around the district.

Barlby community will miss retiring postmistress

York Press: District and parish councillor Stephanie Duckett outside Barlby post office which is to close this week. Picture by eric foster (8521253)

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BARLBY councillor has praised a retiring area postmistress who has served her community for more than 30 years.

Dirty council protest interview

York Press: Selby District Council - zxc

12:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ENFORCEMENT officers investigating a dirty protest at Selby District Council offices say they have spoken to someone in connection with the offence.

Selby band signed by Robert Plant's record label

York Press: (8445049)

9:41am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BAND made up of students from Selby are a step away from the big time after signing up to a rock legend's label.

Demand for pupils places calls for a new school

York Press:

9:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW school could be built in Selby to cope with increasing demand for pupil places.

Town turns out for Tadcaster carnival

York Press:

5:32pm Sunday 20th July 2014

IT was the most impressive parade in many years, according to the organisers of this weekend’s Tadcaster carnival.

UPDATED: Fire on Selby industrial estate

York Press:

8:41am Sunday 20th July 2014

A BUILDINGon a former Selby shipyard caught fire during violent thunder and lightning storms early this morning.

Attempted break-in at Abbots Road, Selby

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:24am Saturday 19th July 2014

THIEVES tried to break into a house in Abbots Road, Selby, between 7pm on Monday and 5pm on Tuesday.

Break in at South Milford farm

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:52am Friday 18th July 2014

THIEVES broke into two outbuildings on a farm in South Milford overnight on Tuesday.

New venue for art society

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

8:07am Friday 18th July 2014

MEMBERS of Elmet Art Society have moved their meetings to the Eversley Park centre in Low Street, Sherburn in Elmet.

Man’s body found close to railway line at Barlby

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:44am Thursday 17th July 2014

A BODY has been found close to Selby’s railway line.

York jobless rate at eight-year low

York Press: Job centre - jobs

7:58am Thursday 17th July 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in York has fallen to its lowest level in at least eight years - to the delight of politicians from right and left.

Selby court still up for sale after a year

York Press: Selby Magistrates’ Court sale hope

9:38am Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN HISTORIC building in Selby is still on the market more than a year after it was first put up for sale.

Stillingfleet couple celebrate their diamond wedding

York Press: Diamond WeddingA Stillingfleet couple, Sydney and Grace Atkinson, both heavily involved in the community, having served on the village parish council jointly for a total of 80 years, celebrate their diamond wedding today (Wednesday). The couple both from

9:41am Wednesday 16th July 2014

SYD ATKINSON'S bride-to-be literally bowled him over when they met at at local cricket match.

Bookkeeper in accounts fraud shame

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:12am Monday 14th July 2014

A bookkeeper who forged bank documents as she tried to conceal the way she had falsified a company's accounts has been ordered to do 150 hours' unpaid work.

Selby College hold annual fashion show

York Press: (8033888)

8:14am Saturday 12th July 2014

THE annual Selby College Fashion show saw models wearing designs inspired by Light Movement, Metal Wear, Nature and Revolution.

Cyclists and biker hurt in South Milford crash

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:13am Thursday 10th July 2014

A MOTORBIKER and two cyclists were taken to hospital after a serious crash near South Milford yesterday evening.

Burglary witness urged to come forward

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

DETECTIVES in Selby have urged a witness to come forward following a burglary in the area.

£283m energy plant ‘a huge boost to Selby's economy’

York Press: DEAL MADE: The Drax power station

9:11am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE new £238million green power plant will prove to be a “big boost” to Selby’s economy.

Suspicious vehicle spotted in Eggborough and Heck

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

7:58am Wednesday 9th July 2014

SIGHTINGS of a white Mercedes Sprinter van should be reported to North Yorkshire Police.

Animal bans for Selby couple

York Press: Scales - zxc

10:57am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A COUPLE from Selby have been banned for keeping horses and dogs for 18 months.

Camblesforth travellers' site plan submitted

York Press: Selby District Council - zxc

10:21am Wednesday 9th July 2014

PLANS have been submitted for a new 31-pitch gypsy and travellers' site near Selby.

Monk Fryston bridge reopens after 18-month closure

York Press: (7736802)

7:52am Wednesday 9th July 2014

AN HISTORIC bridge has reopened in Monk Fryston, 18 months after closing for repairs.

Huge jobs boost for Drax power plant

York Press:

12:22pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

4,000 jobs to be created in EU funding boost

Cat sanctuary in crisis

York Press: Jackie Bower of the Independant Cat Rescue Society in North Duffield, with 9 week old kitten Bramble, who was born under a hedge in South Duffield.  (7884518)

9:35am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE owner of a cat sanctuary in North Yorkshire has said they are down to their last reserves of food.

£11 million investment for Selby development

York Press: MP Nigel Adams

3:01pm Monday 7th July 2014

A MAJOR housing development in Selby will benefit from £11million funding from the Government.

Break-in at Selby pub

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:40am Saturday 5th July 2014

THIEVES stole between £500 and £600 after breaking into a Selby pub this week. The break-in happened at The Giant Bellflower in Gowthorpe at about 3am on Sunday.

Selby MP in housing plea

York Press: Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams, who backs the Chance To Be Chancellor scheme

9:25am Saturday 5th July 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire MP has urged the government to invest in a major development in Selby.

Burglars steal jewellery from Selby charity shop

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:57am Saturday 5th July 2014

BURGLARS stole jewellery and cash from a charity shop in Selby.

Vehicle sightings appeal by police

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:41am Saturday 5th July 2014

RESIDENTS of the Selby district have been urged to report any sightings of two men in a Citroen Berlingo van.

Swing bridge plans go on display

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

8:12am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PLANS for major repairs to Selby swing bridge will be on display today.

Xscape bus service to run again

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

10:02am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A BUS service from Selby to Xscape in Castleford will run again this summer.

Selby council disagrees with ombudsman's report

York Press: Selby District Council - zxc

9:26am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SELBY District Council has responded to a criticism by the Local Government Ombudsman over its handling of a planning application.

No charges over death of boxer

York Press: webpix court justice

7:56am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THREE men arrested in connection with the death of a young York boxer will not face prosecution.

Cigarette smugglers jailed

York Press: Marcin Muraczewski (7689939)

11:27am Tuesday 1st July 2014

MEMBERS of a gang which smuggled nearly two million cigarettes into North Yorkshire - evading nearly half a million pounds in customs’ duties - have been jailed.

Selby council slammed by ombudsman over planning blunders

York Press: Selby District Council - zxc

9:52am Tuesday 1st July 2014

SELBY District Council has been criticised for the second time by the Local Government Ombudsman over its handling of a planning application.

Yobs’ attack on hedgehog

York Press: Annette Pyrah of Selby Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

10:43am Saturday 28th June 2014

TWO incidents of animal cruelty have shocked residents and visitors to North Yorkshire.

Elsie marks 101st birthday with party

York Press: Elsie Harrison celebrates 101 birthday. Picture by Eric Foster.Former Brayton resident Elsie Harrison, has celebrated her 101st birthday with a party at her daughters home in the village attended by relatives and friends.For Mrs Harrison it was a catch u

9:04am Saturday 28th June 2014

FORMER Brayton resident Elsie Harrison celebrated her 101st birthday with a party at her daughter’s home in the village attended by relatives and friends.

New homes in pipeline for Selby

York Press: Selby District Council - zxc

8:48am Saturday 28th June 2014

MORE than a dozen new riverside homes could change the face of a Selby street.

Selby Beer Festival tickets go on sale

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

10:16am Friday 27th June 2014

TICKETS are available for the annual Selby Beer Festival on July 26.

Selby Festival appeals for singers and artists

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

8:40am Thursday 26th June 2014

ORGANISERS of the Selby Festival are appealing for people who want to be involved in this year’s events to be in touch.

Ruth to lose her hair for charity

York Press: (7508420)

8:37am Thursday 26th June 2014

A TADCASTER woman who has survived two brushes with cancer has pledged to help other fighting the disease by organising a charity hair cut.

Police concerned for missing Selby man

York Press: Police concerned for missing Selby man

9:47am Wednesday 25th June 2014

POLICE are concerned for the safety of a missing Selby man.

Swing bridge plans go on show

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:51am Wednesday 25th June 2014

PLANS for major refurbishment to Selby swing bridge will be on display in the town next month.

Farmer helps to catch gang of thieves

York Press: webpix court justice

9:11am Saturday 21st June 2014

A FARMER helped police to catch a three-man metal theft gang, York Crown Court heard.



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