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Staff at the Mount Royale Hotel, from left, Eduardo Caetano, Jayne Johnson, John Fowler, Simon Burbridge and Abi Oxtoby prepare for their New Year's Eve ball

11.28am Tuesday 1st January 2013

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Berwick Kaler and the cast of the York Theatre Royal panto, Robin Hood And His Merry Mam, wish readers of The Press a happy New Year as they celebrate the start of 2013

1.31pm Monday 31st December 2012

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Strictly Come Dancing star Dani Harmer and Joe Tracini in rehearsals for Cinderella at York Barbican

9.39am Friday 21st December 2012

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Ashley Chambers, left, Jason Walker and Yorkie the Lion chat to a young patient on the children’s ward at York Hospital.

9.04am Friday 21st December 2012

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York Theatre Royal's Robin Hood, Vincent Gray hot foots it with a tray of gold chocolate coins from York Chocolate Story, hotly pursued by members of staff.

9.07am Wednesday 19th December 2012

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A youngster enjoys the ice penguin at the Festival Of Angels in Swinegate, York

1.34pm Monday 17th December 2012

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York's annual community carol concert was performed before sell-out Barbican crowd.

1.35pm Monday 17th December 2012

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Celebrating the success of 'Le Bid' to get the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

10.07am Saturday 15th December 2012

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Two horses nuzzle each other in a frozen field near the Moorlands Nature Resevere, near Skelton.

10.04am Friday 14th December 2012

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Queen Gurtie the Gorgeous, played by Richard Stride, from the Grand Opera House pantomime Sleeping Beauty, chats with residents Winifred Moor, from left, and Teresa Gowling during a visit to Highfield Care Home at Scathingwell Park, near Tadcaster

10.08am Thursday 13th December 2012

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Hundreds of runners dressed as Father Christmas braved the cold to take part in the annual Santa Jog.

12.19pm Monday 10th December 2012

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Mark Selby lifts the williamhill.com UK Snooker Championship trophy after beating Shaun Murphy 10-6 in the final at York’s Barbican

12.19pm Monday 10th December 2012

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Berwick Kaler and Martin Barrass, who appear in York Theatre Royal's pantomime, Robin Hood And His Merry Mam.

9.41am Saturday 8th December 2012

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The Duke of York welcomed troops as they marched to the Minster for a service following their recent return from Afghanistan

3.04pm Thursday 6th December 2012

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Scores of motorists were stranded by heavy snow in North Yorkshire.

3.05pm Thursday 6th December 2012

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Pam Reed, of Twin Pike Way, Wigginton, with her Christmas lights, which will raise money for St Leonard’s Hospice and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

9.41am Wednesday 5th December 2012

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York's favourite pantomime dame Berwick Kaler takes a break from rehearsals to donate two of his most famous costumes to York Archaeological Trust’s Night Before Christmas exhibition at Barley Hall.

10.01am Tuesday 4th December 2012

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Hundreds of clergy and dignitaries were at York Minster to witness the ceremonial installation of the cathedral’s new Dean - The Very Rev Vivienne Faull

2.03pm Monday 3rd December 2012

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Nigel Anfield adjusts one of the historic clocks at Nestlé to “after eight” to mark the 50th anniversary of After Eight mints

2.03pm Monday 3rd December 2012

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Flood water is pumped out into the River Ouse from Peckitt Street, York.

9.48am Tuesday 27th November 2012

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Olympians Ed Clancey, left, Lizzie Armitstead, and Luke Campbell, who turned on the Christmas tree lights to mark the opening of the York Designer Outlet Winter Wonderland

11.09am Saturday 24th November 2012

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Jack Baber, left, with councillors Sandy Fraser and Julie Gunnell and local traders at the Micklegate Christmas lights switch-on

10.48am Saturday 24th November 2012

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Artist Mat Lazenby with his public art work which has been installed at the new York council headquarters.

10.06am Saturday 24th November 2012

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York Theatre Royal pantomime dame Berwick Kaler switches on the Christmas lights, on the steps of the Mansion House, with the Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman.

9.51am Friday 23rd November 2012

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Julia Mulligan is elected as York and North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

1.21pm Saturday 17th November 2012

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Fundraisers across York and the region did their bit for the BBC’s Children In Need appeal.

1.22pm Saturday 17th November 2012

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu was in York to accept an honorary degree form York St John University.

1.17pm Friday 16th November 2012

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James Buffoni, right, of the Ryedale Group, recieves the Family Business Of The Year Award from Garbutt & Elliot's Craig Manson at The Press Business Awards 2012. It was one of three awards won by the Ryedale Group.

1.17pm Friday 16th November 2012

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The Saltersgate Farmers’ Hunt meet in Lockton at the statrt of the new season

9.16am Friday 16th November 2012

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York St John University students celebrate their graduation outside York Minster.

11.52am Thursday 15th November 2012

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Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra wowed fans at York Barbican.

9.52am Thursday 15th November 2012

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Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler, pictured with Ghillie Barclay, takes afternoon tea at Betty's Tea Rooms ahead of rehearsald for this year's pantomime, Robin Hood And His Merry Mam.

10.14am Tuesday 13th November 2012

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Normandy veteran Arthur Wragg was among the ex-servicemen present at a York ceremony yesterday to pay their respects to the war heroes of the railway. The service of remembrance at the North Eastern Railway Memorial cenotaph in Station Rise was held to ho

11.49am Saturday 10th November 2012

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One of York's most iconic buildings was wrapped up like a present to illustrate the city's winter tourism campaign.

1.20pm Monday 5th November 2012

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More than 800 people packed York Barbican for the Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance.

1.17pm Monday 5th November 2012

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Vic Reeves at the preview of the Illuminating York festival in the Museum Gardens.

9.43am Wednesday 31st October 2012

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Youngsters admire some of the leading entries in a competition to find the UK’s largest pumpkin, being held as part of a Hallowe’en Festival at York Maze.

10.24am Friday 26th October 2012

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Motor racing legends Sir Stirling Moss and John Surtees were in York for a gala reception before the performance of a new play on the work of a pioneering surgeon.

1.27pm Monday 22nd October 2012

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Celebratory plans were under way to mark 75 years since Mallard broke the world speed record for steam.

11.35am Saturday 20th October 2012

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INSPIRATIONAL people who make York special enjoyed their moment in the spotlight as the winners of The Press 2012 Community Pride Awards were announced.

11.39am Friday 19th October 2012

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Children take part in an "evacuation" day during the Wartime Weekend in Pickering

12.02pm Saturday 13th October 2012

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Spiral of candles at York Minster to honour loved ones

12.06pm Thursday 11th October 2012

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An art installation consisting of 45 umbrellas makes a colourful canopy across Clifford's Tower in York.

10.16am Wednesday 10th October 2012

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James Bond lookalike Steve Wright outside York Minster to promote the 007 theme for the Kaboom Guy Fawkes fireworks event in York next month.

11.20am Thursday 4th October 2012

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A cyclist wades through floodwater by Clifford's Tower, York.

10.20am Friday 28th September 2012

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RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gents, right, leads donkeys Noah and Davey to safety from a flooded field at Cattal, near York.

11.39am Friday 28th September 2012

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A barge sinks in the swollen River Ouse in York following heavy rain in the region.

12.15pm Tuesday 25th September 2012

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York’s Dragon Boat Challenge was staged on the River Ouse in glorious sunshine - in stark contrast to the foul weather which forced its cancellation in the summer.

12.16pm Monday 24th September 2012

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Celebrity chef Heston Blumethal is spotted filming his new television series in Shambles, York, dressed as Father Christmas.

10.19am Wednesday 19th September 2012

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The bells of York Minster rang out, the band played on and the crowds applauded as the city bid farewell to HMS York.

11.09am Monday 17th September 2012

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Ebor Morris Dancers take part in the 25th York Festival of Traditional Dance

2.15pm Monday 10th September 2012

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A Lancaster Bomber from the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight makes a low pass for the crowds at the Allied Forces Memorial Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington

2.14pm Monday 10th September 2012

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Cycling enthusiasts headed to Rowntree Park for a weekend celebrating pedal power.

2.14pm Monday 10th September 2012

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Thousands of racegoers on Knavesmire enjoy The Press Family Raceday

2.13pm Monday 10th September 2012

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Eric Robinson, one of the owners of the restored City Of York No.3 steamroller, at York Minster.

9.56am Wednesday 5th September 2012

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Anthony Hammersley, churchwarden at St Martin-le-Grand Church, in Coney Street, York, right, and Keith Scobie-Youngs, of the Cumbria Clock Company, install the minute hand on the newly-restored clock

1.42pm Monday 3rd September 2012

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Florence & The Machine perform at Leeds Festival.

9.56am Wednesday 29th August 2012

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Thousands of people lined York’s river banks and bridges to see the York 800 flotilla of boats make its way along the Ouse.

11.47am Monday 27th August 2012

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Naomi Smith models a Legally Blonde hat, which York milliner Faye Grosvenor spent two months making for the Fashion on the Field event at the Ebor Festival.

10.03am Friday 24th August 2012

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Jennifer Middleton puts the finishing touches to her edible racehorse creation at York Racecourse

9.17am Wednesday 22nd August 2012

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The Proms In The Garden event featuring the Shepherd Group Brass Band and the York Railway Institute Brass Band at the Mystery Plays Theatre in the Museum Gardens in York

8.25am Wednesday 22nd August 2012

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Paraclimbing champion Sainagh Gallagher aboard the bus which will carry the Paralympic Lantern through York

10.55am Friday 17th August 2012

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Jamie Green, from Malton, who carried the Olympic torch through Scarborough, celebrates achieving top A-level grades

10.47am Friday 17th August 2012

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Prof Mick Aston visited an archaeological dig at York's Guildhall and Mansion House

12.12pm Saturday 11th August 2012

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Tommy Courtney puts the finishing touches to the Big Top as Circus Vegas arrives in York

10.40am Friday 10th August 2012

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Running past the Mansion House in the York 10k

10.20am Tuesday 7th August 2012

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The Marie Curie Cancer Care charity Walk at Castle Howard

10.21am Tuesday 7th August 2012

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Pickering Traction Engine Rally

10.23am Tuesday 7th August 2012

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Mark Richardson with his champion shire horse Bewholme Moonlight Sensation, best shire and best heavy horse at Ryedale Show

9.44am Wednesday 1st August 2012

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A mallard which has become attached to pet terrier, Skip, at Selby Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

9.38am Wednesday 1st August 2012

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Sales director Simon Wood with a prototype of the copper petals which were used in the London 2012 Olympics opening and were made by Stage One in Tockwith, near York. ceremony

10.28am Tuesday 31st July 2012

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McFly perform at York Racecourse

10.33am Tuesday 31st July 2012

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1980s star Clare Grogan of Altered Images on stage at York Racecourse during the Music Showcase Weekend.

12.02pm Saturday 28th July 2012

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About 500 people joined the first York Northern Pride march from York Minster through the city centre to Knavesmire, where a 2,000-strong crowd gathered for an afternoon of entertainment.

3.46pm Monday 23rd July 2012

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The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, climbs on board Noah's Ark, built for this summer's Mystery Plays in Museum Gardens.

10.06am Friday 20th July 2012

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A pupil in a Honey Monster costume leads at the start of the Millthorpe School charity run held on Knavesmire.

10.54am Tuesday 17th July 2012

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A weekend of celebrations marked the 800th anniversary of York gaining its royal city charter.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Thousands of women took to Knavesmire for the annual Race For Life in York.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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England fans show their despair watching England lose on penalties on the big screen at the Five Lions in Walmgate, York

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Jenny Alexander, assistant curator of York Art Gallery, has a rest after hanging up art by Andy Warhol for the Art & Music exhibition.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Jasmine Sahu, of the University of York, braves the rain as she prepares for a story-telling festival in Museum Gardens.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Scott Stockdale, aged 16, with the Olympic torch on York's Bar Walls.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Jez Whittaker, from York Falconry, with Rufus, a six-year-old Harris hawk, at the Askham Bryan College country show.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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It might have been raining, but York got a taste of Rio this weekend as samba dancers and world music dominated the annual carnival.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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More than 150 men braved the weather for the third annual R U Taking The P run.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Former Miss York Naomi Smith, front, with fellow Miss York contestants Hazel Mitchison, Cat Lyth and Anna Atkinson, are pictured in an oil seed rape field near York with bright blue faces. The photo shoot was set up by Anthony Chappel-Ross, award-winning

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Olympic gold medal winner Jason Gardener puts pupils from York High School through their paces during his visitto the school in the run-up to Lloyds TSB National School sport Week.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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A trapeze artist entertains the guests at the York Minster Rose Dinner.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Zara Phillips riding High Kingdom at Bramham Horse trials.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Stephen Fell, Managing Director of Lindum, gets to work on laying 1,500 square metres of real grass in the Nave of York Minster ahead of the Rose Dinner on 8th June.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Jubilee Street party to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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These cyclists dared to bare as they pedalled through the streets of York in the nude to send out a safety message during the World Naked Bike Ride.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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A Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster roar over the National Railway Museum at the start of Railfest 2012

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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TV presenter Carol Vorderman launches Railfest at the National Railway Museum as the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight locomotive is unveiled

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Staff from the Bettys café and tearooms in St Helen’s Square, York, gather for a picture to mark their 75th anniversary.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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York Kenshinkan Karate Club trio, from left, Alistair Bevan, Jerome Barlow and Aron Blair will compete for England this weekend in the Japanese Karate Association European Junior Championships.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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Paula Vitolo, deputy station manager at York Station, with a sculpture of triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards, made entirely from used train parts.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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A unique Union Flag flowerbed has been unveiled at Bishopthorpe Palace to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

8.45pm Friday 13th December 1901

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Andrew Sumpton shows his fire-eating skills ahead of York's first ever busking festival, Buskival.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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Becky Farrell, of York, at the Masquerade Ball in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care at York Racecourse on Saturday.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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The new Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, parades through the streets of York following the Mayor Making Ceremony.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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As temperatures rise above 25C in York, Holly Jenneson, a foundation degree fashion student at York College, soaks up the sun at York racecourse

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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The Red Arrows rehearse their latest spectacle in the skies above RAF Church Fenton.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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YORK City players share the joy of their FA Trophy and Blue Square Bet Premier play-off double with ecstatic fans who gathered to cheer their Wembley heroes as they rode through the city centre on an open-topped bus.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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York City are promoted to the Football League after beating Luton Town in the play-off final at Wembley

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Alice Czyz is named as Miss York 2012

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York City players pose with the FA Trophy cup outside York Minster, on the way to a civic reception at the Mansion House.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Minster School pupil Grace Gledden “takes off” to promote the balloon race to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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York City celebrate after winning the FA Trophy at Wembley

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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May Day is celebrated in Slingsby, near Malton.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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Richard Andrews, of Homesense, City of York councillor Sonja Crisp and Rob Roy Collins promote the York Buskival, which will take place on June 2 and 3.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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A Hawker Hurrican fighter plane on display in York city centre to mark the anniversary of the Baedeker Raid on April 29, 1942. Alex Roberts, of the Yorkshire Air Museum, as Free French pilot Yves Mahe, who shot down a Heinkel 111 bomber during the raid.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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York schoolchildren helped to design a Betty's cake to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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The 70th anniversary of York’s bombing blitz in which 72 residents died was marked with a service of remembrance, peace and reconciliation.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Flood warnings were issued to householders living near the River Foss and tributary becks in York as motorists suffered lengthy delays caused by surface flooding on major roads.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Kohima veterans gathered at York Minster to commemorate one of the most hard-fought and important victories of the Second World War.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Last-ditch attempts to prevent the closure of the Beckfield Lane waste recycling centre failed.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Heritage groups, businesses, architects and estate agents were been given a look at how York’s new £43.8 million council HQ is taking shape.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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The Archbishop of York celebrated St George’s Day with city school children.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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It was the end of an era for food workers in York, as the city’s Del Monte factory closes its doors for the final time.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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The gun salute in Museum Gardens, York, in honour of the Queen’s 86th birthday

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Dizzy the duck and her adorable brood spotted in the courtyard of the Merchant Adventurer's Hall in York.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Tom Fletcher, left, and Danny Jones of McFly performing at York Barbican.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Ryan Stock, of Owl Adventures, with the Chaco owlet now named Wall-E, following a competition to name it at the Coppergate Centre, York.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Passengers had a lucky escape after a hot air balloon crashed into power lines near Selby.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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Jamie Lovering sells umbrellas on south bay at Scarborough during the wet Bank Holiday weekend.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Firefighters were called out after 7,000 square metres of elephant grass caught fire near the Bumper Castle pub in York.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Thousands of visitors descended on the city for the 50th York Model Railway Show.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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The Queen in York for the Maundy service at York Minster.

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The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice at York Minster for the Maundy service.

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Princess Beatrice arrives at Micklegat with the Queen and Prince Phillip.

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Mollie Hiagh, a governor at Forest of Galtres Primary School, who will be receiving Maundy Money at York Minster, seen with a picture of the Queen painted by children at the school.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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Recent warm weather seemed to encourage shoppers to take chances. This amusing sight in Parliament Street caught the eye of Press photographer Frank Dwyer, who said he was sure the paint had dried.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

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The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor David Horton, right, and the Sheriff of York, Alan Deller, prepare for Saturday’s annual Easter egg hunt in York.

8.45pm Friday 13th December 1901

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Joey the donkey took Palm Sunday in his stride as he made his way through the streets of York for a special service at The Minster.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Veteran train engineer Gordon Reed who was working on his last major project at York’s National Railway Museum - the fixing up the boiler of the City of Truro

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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York Minster got a big “hug” as hundreds of people gathered around the building following the annual Lady Day service.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Television presenter and actor Robert Llewellyn was filming at the Yorkshire Air Museum ahead the Thunder Day event.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Chef Andrew Thwaite in The People of York exhibition at the new York attraction - Chocolate: York’s Sweet Story

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Thousands of people did their bit to raise money for Sport Relief.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

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Children from St Wilfrid's RC Primary School hold up their giant Olympic athlete inside the Guildhall during the Olympic torch street route launch.

11.34am Tuesday 20th March 2012

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York City legend Alf Patrick with the letter informing him that he is to receive the Maundy Money from The Queen at York Minster on April 5.

11.32am Tuesday 20th March 2012

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Royal Dragoon Guards in York Minster for a service to commemorate Captain Oates

3.47pm Monday 19th March 2012

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Tracey Oliver is the winner of The Press Super Mum contest. She is pictured with son Alfie and husband Rob.

11.46am Saturday 17th March 2012

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Knavesmire Primary School pupils with cast members of The Souvenir d'Anne Frank, Azusa Ono, left, and Elizabeth Mansfield, in front of Clifford’s Tower with the rose that was planted to commemorate the 1190 progrom when York's Jewish community perished

9.44am Saturday 17th March 2012

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Model Caroline Palmer looks to the camera during a dress rehearsal for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fashion Show at Guildhall.

9.40am Friday 16th March 2012

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Olympic gold medal winner Rebecca Adlington and Emmerdale soap star Mathew Bose, launching the new headquarters of the Encephalitis Society, in Malton.

9.55am Wednesday 14th March 2012

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Tracey Purcell, director of Easisgrass Yorkshire, drives along Walmgate, in York city centre, in her grass-covered car.

9.51am Wednesday 14th March 2012

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Residents and visitors soak up the sun on the banks of the River Ouse on another unseasonally warm day in York.

10.07am Tuesday 13th March 2012

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Harry Lee and Laura Soper who have been chosen to play the roles of Adam and Eve in the York Mystery Plays.

9.13am Tuesday 13th March 2012

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Record-breaking crowds enjoyed the Spring sunshine at Askham Bryan College’s annual lambing day.

2.53pm Monday 12th March 2012

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Joan and David Moat enjoy a "high tea" at the top of the Wheel of York to raise awareness of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society's annual fundraising event, Cake Break.

9.36am Friday 9th March 2012

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Gillian Cruddas, chief executive of Visit York, with a Yorkshire pie during its launch at the Black Swan Inn at Peasholme Green.

10.04am Tuesday 6th March 2012

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Clare Palmer puts the finishing touches to a “mound” of look-a-like cocoa beans at new visitor attraction, Chocolate – York’s Sweet Story.

9.33am Saturday 3rd March 2012

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Rebecca Ferguson on stage at York Barbican.

11.32am Saturday 3rd March 2012

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Matt Cardle on stage at York Barbican.

11.30am Saturday 3rd March 2012

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Berwick Kaler joins the queue for tickets for Theatre Royal’s Panto, Robin Hood.

9.51am Friday 2nd March 2012

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Pupils from St Mary’s School, Askham Richard, take part in World Book Day.

9.33am Friday 2nd March 2012

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A firefighter tries to quell the flames as fire ripped through Selby's Abbey Leisure Centre.

9.45am Wednesday 29th February 2012

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Jo Dalgleish and her daughter, Lellie, who are having their long hair cut off for charity. The hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust to be made into wigs for cancer sufferers.

9.40am Thursday 23rd February 2012

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Teams in action in the annual hospitality industry Pancake Day Race, which saw them run through Goodramgate to Bedern Hall.

10.11am Wednesday 22nd February 2012

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Jack Charters, aged 12, of Wetherby, touches one of the chainsaw sculptures which have appeared recently in Knaresborough.

8.12am Wednesday 22nd February 2012

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A Viking longboat burns on Knavesmire at the finale of the Jorvik Viking Festival

2.53pm Monday 20th February 2012

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Lulu shares a joke with the audience during her appearance at Fenwick in York.

9.43am Friday 17th February 2012

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Annette Magee practises for the annual Pancake Party at St Mary's Priory Church in Malton.

9.45am Friday 17th February 2012

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Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins made her York Barbican debut in front of an auditorium packed with fans.

2.17pm Thursday 16th February 2012

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Marking the arrival in York of the musical Spamalot, Malcolm Poole of the Grand Opera House, and the Lady Of The Lake, Emma Boast of Barley Hall, celebrate St Valentine's Day with Spam hearts.

10.05am Tuesday 14th February 2012

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The streets of York were taken over by a colourful parade as hundreds of students dressed up to take part in the annual RAG Parade for charity.

3.16pm Monday 13th February 2012

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A sculpture of Gordon the cat was added to York's cat trail

12.13pm Saturday 11th February 2012

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Ottar the Viking (Andy Duffill) helps launch the 27th Jorvik Viking Festival at Clifford’s Tower in York.

12.16pm Saturday 11th February 2012

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York's Museum Gardens holds a gun salute to mark The Queen's 60 years as monarch.

10.11am Tuesday 7th February 2012

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Sledgers enjoyed wintry fun on slopes as snow blanketed the region

3.18pm Monday 6th February 2012

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Theatre staff members Josie Bellerby and Malcolm Poole took on the roles of Beauty and the Prince as tickets for the Grand Opera House pantomime Sleeping Beauty went on sale.

11.36am Saturday 4th February 2012

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Tiny the Lhasa Aapso takes centre stage at the Grand Opera House in York ahead of auditions for the role of Muzetta's dog in La Boheme.

9.35am Friday 3rd February 2012

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Firefighters at the University of York, where a fire broke out in the chemistry department.

9.33am Friday 3rd February 2012

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Ellis German outside York Minster during a gay rights protest against comments made by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

9.41am Thursday 2nd February 2012

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Balls, clubs and knives flew through the air as about 200 performers from around the country took part in York’s Juggling Convention.

2.40pm Monday 30th January 2012

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Thousands of York people enjoyed the city’s visitor attractions as part of the annual Residents Festival.

2.51pm Monday 30th January 2012

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Jerry Karlin, a member of York's Jewish community, holds a lantern in front of Clifford's Tower during a ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

10.52am Friday 27th January 2012

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Charity mascots worked up a sweat at York Racecourse to promote this year's Jane Tomlinson 10k run which will be held on August 5.

9.15am Thursday 26th January 2012

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Nestlé senior confectioner Vikki Geall with the huge KitKat she created for this week's special tombola in aid of the City of York Afghanistan Commemorative Appeal.

9.55am Wednesday 25th January 2012

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Pupils at Burton Green Primary School in York celebrate Chinese New Year, with dance teacher Zef from the Red Fan Dance Company.

11.31am Tuesday 24th January 2012

2012 in pictures

Sand sculptures depicting fallen soldiers have been created by a group of artists on Filey beach.

9.48am Saturday 21st January 2012

2012 in pictures

Sian Merrilees models patriotic face paint at York College Hair and Beauty competition.

10.02am Friday 20th January 2012

2012 in pictures

Emma Alexander, of York Astronomical Society, at the stargazing event in the Museum Gardens, which was part of the BBC's national Stargazing Live event.

9.56am Wednesday 18th January 2012

2012 in pictures

Pink footed geese at Wheldrake Ings.

2.21pm Thursday 12th January 2012

2012 in pictures

The first signs of spring arrive in York with snowdrops bursting into bloom in the grounds of Middlethorpe Hall.

2.15pm Thursday 12th January 2012

2012 in pictures

Members of the army bomb squad arrive in York after workers excavating a site in Hull Road uncovered an unexploded bomb.

9.32am Tuesday 10th January 2012

2012 in pictures

Home owner Tricia Mitchell gets a closer view of the Olympic rings painted by Joss Room on the side of her house in Burnby, near Pocklington.

11.42am Saturday 7th January 2012

2012 in pictures

Home and businesses across the region took every chance to protect themselves from damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain.

2.03pm Thursday 5th January 2012

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A tree falls in Water Lane, Clifton, during yesterday's heavy wind.

9.21am Wednesday 4th January 2012

2012 in pictures

The Derwent Hunt arrives at Thornton-le-Dale on New Year's Day.

9.27am Tuesday 3rd January 2012

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New Year celebrations in St Helen's Square

11.54am Monday 2nd January 2012

2012 in pictures

12.03pm Monday 2nd January 2012

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