• New retailer on the cards at Monks Cross

    Cardfactory looks set to be opening a new shop at Monks Cross on the edge of York. The Wakefield-based retailer has received planning approval for signage at one of the ‘pods’ close to JD Sports at the shopping park on Monks Cross Drive, Huntington

  • Delays warning at busy York road junction

    City of York Council has warned of delays for eight weeks as it improves a major city centre junction. The work will start on Friday September 5 and last until Friday October 28 at the junction of Barbican Road and Paragon Street. During the

  • This energy crisis is real and terrifying

    The energy crisis is real and it is terrifying. The failed energy market is likely to demand £4,200 per household by the end of the year. That is an astronomical amount for the average household and, of course, this could be even higher for the

  • 'Bring on the Aussie drought-busters'

    Drought status has been confirmed for Yorkshire - despite some recent rain. Statistics inform us that however good a summer Manchester may enjoy, introduce Old Trafford test cricket against ‘the old enemy’ Australia...and rain will predictably

  • Top councillor 'horrified' at York apprentice pay

    A review of how much City of York Council pays its apprentices is to take place after a senior councillor said she was “horrified” at some of the hourly rates. Coun Paula Widdowson said young people could get more money for bar work and that there

  • 'Clean York’s filthy streets'

    It seems to me that the rationale for the Leeman Road closure is to impress visitors with a smart new building. There is a much easier and less controversial way to impress visitors... clean York’s filthy streets. From the Micklegate bus stops

  • The tragedy of a cash-starved NHS

    A few years ago I was biking to a York Astronomical Society meeting at a local school. I hit a series of road bumps that caused me to fall head over heels. My head hit the rocky floor, causing me to black out. When my senses returned I was temporarily

  • Fire at house in York suburb

    FIREFIGHTERS have been called out to a fire at a house in a York suburb. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they were called at just after 6am today (August 17) to Grosvenor Terrace in Clifton in York after reports of a vehicle on fire

  • Foodbank creates supportive space for those in crisis

    A FOODBANK in North Yorkshire has opened up a brand new space to support people going through a crisis - thanks to a £2,000 donation. Selby and District's Foodbank combats hunger and poverty in the local community by providing three days’ worth

  • 'Delight' as work underway on iconic half-pipe at skate park

    WORK is now underway to refurbish a renowned half-pipe at a popular skate park in North Yorkshire - much to the delight of campaigners. The repair work on the iconic half-pipe at Malton Skate Park started this week - after more than 18 months of

  • Fresh plans to restore and redevelop historic York building

    FRESH plans have been submitted to restore and redevelop the empty timbre-framed St William’s College in York. The Trustees of St William’s College seek a partial change of use for the building, which dates back to 1465 and was originally built

  • A-level and GCSE results: here's where to find help in York

    WITH A-level results and GCSE results out this week and next (August 18 and 25 , respectively) there is a range of support available to youngsters receiving their results in York. This year’s results are based on course work and examinations following


    PEARSON Syd Retired Rowntrees/ Nestle & WYSIWYG bass guitarist. Peacefully at home on 9th August, aged 69 years. Much loved and devoted husband of Janet, dad of Gill and Julie and an amazing grandad. A Celebration of Syd's life will be held at Huntington

  • John SKINNER

    SKINNER John Of Pocklington. Passed away peacefully on 12th August 2022, aged 69 years. A dear brother and uncle. Funeral service to be held at the East Riding Crematorium, Octon on Friday 2nd September at 11:30am. Family flowers only please, donations

  • Janet STORR

    STORR Janet On August 7th, passed away in hospital after a short illness, aged 80 years. Loving wife of the late Ray, much loved mother of Julie, Joanne and Andrew, mother-in-law of Pete and Adele, beloved grandma of Mandy and Shaun, great-grandma of

  • What is winter bedding and when do you plant it?

    Gardening is a great way to relax and enjoy some ‘me’ time, and if you’re looking to transform your garden or even just pick up a new hobby, YouGarden has all the tips and tricks you need. If you want to get your garden ready for winter, we’ve