• Power cut hits 26,000 York homes

    Updated 9.50pm A POWER cut has affected electricity supplies to 26,000 homes across York tonight. The blackout, which happened just before 7.25pm, affected homes and businesses in the YO1, YO23 and YO24 postcodes, including Acomb, Holgate,

  • Snow causes accidents and traps drivers on hill

    Updated 10.25pm SEVERAL accidents have been reported across the region following today's snow, which police say left some drivers stranded on a hill between York and the East Coast. Two cars collided on the roundabout linking Monkgate, Huntington

  • Nicky Lyons named instructor of the month

    RIDING instructor Nicky Lyons was surprised but delighted to learn she has been named ‘instructor of the month’ by Equestrian Plus magazine after being nominated by one of her clients, Katie Robertshaw. “The first I knew about it was when I received

  • Review: Rita Ora, York Barbican

    Twelve months ago you’d be forgiven for saying Rita who? Fast forward to today and you couldn’t fail to hear one of Rita Ora’s tracks on the radio. Enclosed in a transparent box covered in nuclear warning signs and dressed in what can only be described

  • Rankine return lights fire in York City’s belly

    YORK City manager Gary Mills hailed the performances of new loan signings Michael Rankine and John McGrath after the hard-fought 0-0 draw with Gillingham. Target-man Rankine made his second debut for the club after being recruited from Aldershot

  • Knights offered a reserve route

    UPDATE: York City Knights' under-20s reserves friendly at Featherstone tonight has been called off due to snow. The clubs are looking into rearranging it for tomorrow night.   GARY THORNTON has not ruled out awarding first-team places on the

  • Redundancies made as Republic appoints administrators

    ADMINISTRATORS have been appointed to fashion retailer Republic, with the loss of 150 redundancies. Ernst & Young LLP, which was appointed this morning, said stores would continue to trade as it looked to sell the business as a going concern

  • York City 0, Gillingham 0

    YORK City held high-flying Gillingham with a much-improved performance at Bootham Crescent. The Minstermen were the better side in the first half and, despite Gills substitute Charlie Lee crashing a 35-yard volley against the crossbar late

  • Leeds United lose out at Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough stopped the rot for 2013 as Curtis Main’s header ended Leeds’ Riverside reign. Boro had failed to pick up a point in the new year and had seen their play-off place come under increasing threat from a number of chasing clubs, which

  • Selby Town boss eyeing safety surge after ending winless run

    SELBY Town manager Ian Dring has warned relegation rivals Yorkshire Amateur to “watch out”, writes Oscar Pearson. The Robins side beat Amateur 4-1 on Saturday to bring their 15-game winless streak to a close in Northern Counties East League division

  • Squash: Hunter’s revenge title mission

    NUMBER three seed Jess Hunter comfortably beat defending champion Natalie Cain to seal the York & District Ladies Squash League Open Championship title, writes Oscar Pearson. Hunter saw off top seed Cain 3-0 (9-7, 9-4, 9-4) at Dunnington Sports

  • Jockey Tony McCoy takes Flight at Musselburgh

    Peerless multi-champion Tony McCoy, the most successful jump jockey in history, looks a significant booking for North Yorkshire raider Roman Flight at Musselburgh today. Previously trained in Ireland by Charlie Swan and now with David O’Meara at

  • Richard Buck set for fresh Euro bid

    ATHLETE Richard Buck was “optimistic” of shaking off a sore hamstring to compete in this weekend’s British Athletics Grand Prix as he bids for a late charge at the European Indoor Championships. The two-time Olympian, who runs for City of York

  • League Legends game to mark York Vale Cricket anniversary

    THE HPH York Vale Cricket League is to mark its 80th anniversary with a special match this summer. A League Legends XI will take on a Sponsors XI at Clifton Alliance’s ground on Sunday, June 23. League committee members Ian Holmes and Richard

  • Woodhouse Grange to tackle Fairburn in Village Cup opener

    FIVE-TIME finalists Woodhouse Grange will travel to Fairburn in their opening match in the 2013 Yorkshire Tea National Village Cup. The sides will meet in round two in the North Yorkshire (South) section of the draw, having been given first-round

  • Broken leg for York City's Jon Challinor

    YORK City defender Jon Challinor is likely to be out for six weeks after breaking his fibula during the Minstermen's 0-0 draw with Gillingham last night. City boss Gary Mills described the injury as "a big blow" ahead of Saturday's game against

  • York service cuts and waste charges a step closer

    PLANS to change waste schemes, bring in cuts to services and change affordable housing numbers in York have been agreed by leading councillors. These issues, and City of York Council’s budget for the coming year, were on the agenda last night for

  • Final farewell to fire tragedy mother, 29

    A mother who recently succumbed to the horrific fire that wiped out her young family more than two years ago “is now at peace with her children” after she was laid to rest. Sam Hudson, 29, was the only survivor of the blaze that ripped through

  • £43k bikes stolen in Beverley

    THIEVES have stolen specialised bikes and accessories worth nearly £43,000 in Beverley. One victim, James Harper, 34, of Leven, was asleep in his semi-detached house when offenders broke into his shed and stole four custom-made mountain bikes worth

  • York wheel's extended stay may soon get green light

    PLANS to keep York’s big wheel in place until the autumn could be approved by councillors next week. The 53-metre observation wheel in the grounds of the Royal York Hotel was due to be taken down this month, but new owners Freij Entertainment International

  • Group gets grant for farming story

    A COMMUNITY group near Selby has been awarded £6,000 of Lottery funding to teach the public about the history of farming in the region. Riccall and District Community Archive Group is one of the first groups in the country to receive a Heritage

  • Chickens ‘savaged’ in Starbeck incident

    A WOMAN is being sought after allegedly allowing her dog to “savage” chickens. The incident happened in Bilton Lane in the Starbeck area of Harrogate when the labrador or retriever dog allegedly attacked several chickens. Police want to speak

  • York Hospital in plea for return of medical equipment

    YORK Hospital has launched a “crutch amnesty” as staff appeal for the return of medical equipment. The NHS has said items such as crutches which are not brought back, despite patients only needing them for a short time, cost thousands of pounds

  • Judicial review call over Allerton Park incinerator

    CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to build a £1.4bn waste incinerator are calling for a judicial review. North Yorkshire Waste Action Group (NYWAG) said it wants a judge to examine the lawfulness of the decision to site an incinerator beside the A1(M)

  • Ice-cream firm’s Yorkshire flavour

    York ice-cream manufacturer Yorvale has been inundated with ideas for a new flavour inspired by all that is Yorkshire. Yorvale’s Joanne Blackburn said: “The original plan was that three ice-cream flavours would be shortlisted and put to a public

  • Role of North Yorkshire chief constable to be re-advertised

    THE chance to lead North Yorkshire Police is to be readvertised to ensure the “best possible person” is recruited. Julia Mulligan, the police and crime commissioner for the county, decided to readvertise despite a day-long selection process on

  • 14 staff to leave York children’s home

    LEVELS of care at a York children’s home will not be affected by a shake-up which will see 14 staff leave, council bosses have pledged. City of York Council has awarded a contract to run Wenlock Terrace, the city’s only children’s home for young

  • Missing 91-year-old woman found safe and well

    A 91-year-old woman who went missing from her home near York has been found safe and well. Anna Stewart, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing from her home in Mill Lane, Seaton Ross, on Tuesday morning, and was last seen walking to get

  • Why should we pay twice for it?

    SO, City of York Council is considering charging a second time for green bin collections. Don’t they know that it is illegal to charge twice for the same service? We already pay for green bin collections through our high council tax bills. Now

  • Parish council taxes set to rise

    TEN York parish councils plan to raise the amount they receive from taxpayers next year – with six of them looking for increases of five per cent or more. The organisations have submitted proposals for their 2013/14 parish precepts – the portion

  • Such rotten timing

    IT SEEMS a little insensitive and impolite to open a medieval ‘gluttony’ market in one of Great Britain’s important Christian cities just before Lent, which begins today, on Ash Wednesday. It should have closed on Shrove Tuesday if York people

  • My idea for Lent

    LAST night in the Minster the University of York celebrated the “50 years of changing the World”. As it was Shrove Tuesday and the beginning of Lent, maybe they ought to have given up building on the Green Belt for Lent. Shrove Tuesday comes

  • Meat changes ‘blocked’

    THE respected food manufacturer Findus has been forced to take more meat products off supermarket shelves after tests revealed some products, including beef lasagne, contained up to 100 per cent horsemeat. Many more retailers are withdrawing products

  • Theatrical memories

    WHAT a lovely surprise to find the Joseph Rowntree Theatre had been added to the many visitor attractions as part of the recent York Residents Festival. The weather was very cold, with snow forecast, but I was determined to make it first on my

  • Come on, City... please

    I WAS thrilled when York City got back into the league, but in recent weeks they have played like the misfiring Manchester City. I do hope we can hold our place and with all this horsemeat around we should be galloping down that pitch. Allan Denney

  • Trouble on buses

    AFTER reading recent letters regarding complaints about the number six bus operated by First, I feel I must yet again add my comments about this shocking service. On January 31 after visiting time, I left York Hospital hoping to catch the 8.10pm

  • Lack of support

    In his Friday column (The Press, February 8), Julian Sturdy MP does not mention the decision in the House of Commons to legalise same-sex marriage. Perhaps this is because Mr Sturdy was one of 136 Conservative MPs to vote against the Bill, which

  • Labour spent it all

    I will again try explaining to Coun Sandy Fraser (Letters, February 9) that the Government’s cuts are necessary due to his party’s leaving office spending over £300,000 more every minute of every day than it received. However, the finite timescale

  • Freemasons’ grant to help young jobless

    York’s young unemployed are set to receive a boost, thanks to a grant from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity. The Grand Charity is donating funds to The Prince’s Trust to help jobless young people in the county. With youth unemployment in York

  • Care in Stafford

    I AM as horrified as anyone about the situations in Stafford Hospital which were responsible for so much suffering to elderly people. My father-in-law lived in Stafford and towards the end of his life he spent several periods in hospital. We visited

  • Ampleforth Abbot is re-elected

    THE Rt Rev Cuthbert Madden has been elected for a second eight-year term of office as Abbot of Ampleforth. The election of the Abbot of the largest Benedictine community in the UK took place at Ampleforth on Tuesday, under the guidance of the President

  • Queen Anne ‘girls’

    WE HAVE arranged a school reunion. We attended Queen Anne School, Bootham, York from1986-1991 so anyone who was in that year or around that time is welcome to attend. Meet at The Graduate, Lendal, on Saturday March 2 at 8pm. We hope to see some

  • Moped rider hurt in A19 collision

    A MOPED rider was taken to hospital with back injuries following a collision on the A19 near Selby. The 21-year-old man was travelling north on the A19 between Chapel Haddlesey and Burn, at about 7.50 last night. A North Yorkshire Police spokesman

  • Skull reveals much about Richard

    THE three-quarter view of the skull of Richard III which you printed on February 4 was interesting to a retired consultant orthodontist. The damage to the upper jaw and nose, although traumatic, would probably not alone have killed the king. However

  • February 13

    100 years ago The extracts from the records of the Cromwellian Committee at York, which referred to the Civil War of 1645, and which were being presented to our readers in the weekly edition of the Yorkshire Herald by Mr William Giles, had reached

  • Woody Sez, Harrogate Theatre, February 13

    WHAT do you know about Woody Guthrie, the American Woody before Allen, Harrelson and the Toy Story cowboy? Maybe This Land Is Our Land and the sticker on his guitar, This Machine Kills Fascists. Maybe that he inspired Bob Dylan to move to New York

  • Shrove Tuesday celebrations across the region

    SHROVE Tuesday celebrations were held across York, North and East Yorkshire, with a host of pancake-themed events for children and adults alike, writes Lydia Winter. The Acomb traders’ association, Acomb Alive, put on a Pancake Race for shopkeepers

  • £105k scheme for safer travel links around Clifton Moor

    A £105,000 scheme to provide cycle links between shops, businesses and homes on the edge of York has been approved. New cycle lanes and footpaths will be created in the Clifton Moor area, alongside zebra crossings, road markings and improved roundabout

  • Youngsters begin rehearsals for Minster charity performance

    HUNDREDS of youngsters from schools across York have begun rehearsing for a charity performance in York Minster this May. Unicef is working with 14 city primary schools to help them prepare a spectacular performance in York Minster on May 1 at

  • Dropout Dan and B-Sydes, Black Swan Inn, York, February 16

    TWO Cambridgeshire acts, Dropout Dan and B-Sydes, join forces on a tour that opens in York at the Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, on Saturday. The date coincides with next Monday’s release of Dropout Dan’s new EP, Forever, Instead, two weeks after

  • Arrests after bike thefts

    Detectives investigating after thousands of pounds worth of bikes were stolen during a series of burglaries in Harrogate have made two arrests. Officers arrested a 43-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, both from Leeds, in connection with seven

  • Students mark Chinese New Year in style

    The atrium at York College was draped in red and gold as students and staff celebrated Chinese New Year. The event, organised by the York College Students’ Union, included a traditional lion dance performed by students studying the Extended Diploma

  • Rita Ora wows the crowds at York Barbican

    CHART-TOPPING pop star Rita Ora wowed the crowds in York as her UK tour came to the city last night. Ora, whose hits include How We Do, Hot Right Now and RIP, welcomed a sell-out crowd to York Barbican, before the 22-year-old Kosovo-born singer

  • Richard III's son rests in Sheriff Hutton

    Edward of Middleham, the only legitimate son of King Richard III, is thought to be buried in a small parish church in Sheriff Hutton. So should King Richard’s remains be laid to rest here too? STEPHEN LEWIS reports IN THE north-east corner of the

  • School’s anger after fox hunt scare

    PUPILS at a North Yorkshire primary school had to be kept indoors when a fox ran into the playground as a hunting party rode nearby. The riders and hounds appeared in fields next to Linton-on-Ouse Primary School and children who had been preparing

  • School pupils visit RAF base

    A CLASS of schoolchildren from Linton-on-Ouse Primary school have paid a visit to the nearby RAF base. The pupils, all aged between nine and 11, visited RAF Linton-on-Ouse to learn about how the air force uses electricity in its day- to-day operations

  • Micro-brewery and preserves firm team up

    A MICRO-BREWERY from York has teamed up with a preserves firm from Harrogate to give chutney lovers a new treat. Treboom Brewery is now supplying its Kettle Drum Best Bitter for use in The Harrogate Preserves Co’s ale, fig and apricot chutney.

  • Strike ballot for Yorkshire ambulance staff

    Yorkshire ambulance workers could strike in the dispute over patient safety and derecognition of Unite, the country’s largest union. Unite said it was beginning the legal process to ballot its 450 paramedics and other ambulance staff members at

  • Faraday Challenge Day at York school

    PUPILS from schools in York and North Yorkshire became real-life engineers for a day as part of a bid to get more youngsters to study science and technology. St Olave’s School – the junior school of St Peter’s in York – played host to a Faraday

  • ‘Has-been’ rugby aces don boots again for charity match

    MORE than 50 former rugby players from across Ryedale and York are coming out of retirement to play in a veterans’ charity match next month. The veterans, with an average age of 50, are training regularly in preparation for the match, which takes

  • Half-term drama workshop at Manor School

    AN experienced former TV casting director is to run a drama workshop at a York school during half-term. The Hive, at Manor School, is hosting a day-long workshop arranged and managed by Jo Adamson-Parker, who has worked with the BBC and CBBC and

  • Thieves steal gate in Scarborough

    A WOODEN gate has been mysteriously stolen from the entrance to a North Yorkshire business. The white gate of a nail salon in Newlands Park Crescent, Scarborough, was screwed off its hinges and taken some time overnight between last Thursday and

  • Moors railway ready for school holidays

    RAIN, sleet and snow have not stopped North Yorkshire Moors Railway workers from making sure the attraction is able to open for February half-term. The first two months of 2013 has seen some of the worst outside working conditions this winter,

  • Children’s charity wants your old car

    THE NSPCC in York is asking people buying new cars to consider donating their old vehicles through the not-for-profit social entreprise, Giveacar. The charity said Giveacar, which has helped it raise £21,000 by accepting donations of cars, collects

  • Council tax ‘frozen’ in Hambleton district

    COUNCIL tax bills in the Hambleton district are to be frozen for the third year running. Hambleton District Council’s cabinet has agreed to accept a Government grant which will allow tax levels to be pegged in 2013/14, The full authority will be

  • Fire in farm barn sparked by fault

    AN electrical fault has been blamed for causing a fire at a farm near York. Firefighters were called to the farm in Hutton Wandesley, near Askham Richard, where a vehicle in a barn had caught fire. The loading vehicle – which suffered 80 per

  • More apprentices in York

    APPRENTICESHIPS grew by 11.5 per cent in York in during the academic year 2011/12. Figures released by the National Apprenticeship Service showed 1,660 apprentices started work in York during the year, while Yorkshire and Humber registered 64,200

  • Author of the month honour for York professor

    A YORK academic has been named education author of the month by global publishing company Routledge. Jean McNiff is professor of educational research within the faculty of education and theology at York St John University. She has written a

  • Boyes expands with new stores

    RETAILER W Boyes & Co Ltd has continued to expand by opening several stores in the East Midlands. The Yorkshire chain was supported in the deal to lease the shops in Grantham, Brigg, Bingham and Ollerton by York and Lincoln-based Langleys Solicitors

  • Maynews convenience store chain sold

    YORK convenience store chain Maynews, which runs 20 stores mainly in Yorkshire, has been sold. Maynews, which has three shops in central York and one in Huntington, as well as its head office at Clifton Moor, has been sold for an undisclosed sum

  • IT firm continues to make its marque

    GROWING York IT services business Trustmarque has grown pre-tax profit by nine per cent to £5 million and its staff numbers by 21 per cent in its 25th year. The business, which employs 180 people at its base at Monks Cross, increased turnover from

  • Look out for The York Report

    THE York Report, a digest of the city’s economy, will be published in The Press next week. The 24-page full-colour supplement will include everything you need to know about business in York. The supplement analyses the city’s economy in facts

  • Family says last farewell to Bill Holey, 99

    The oldest resident in Osgodby, Bill Holey, has died only days before his 100th birthday, which would have been on Friday. The much-loved husband, stepfather and grandfather died with his family at his bedside. He had suffered an aneurysm only

  • Former Selby teacher mourned

    THE funeral has been held of Joan Thompson, a former Selby teacher and charity fundraiser, who has died aged 78. Joan, who lived in Thorpe Willoughby for more than 30 years with her husband, Andy, was a regular in the congregation at St Francis

  • National Trust café in York closes despite facelift

    The National Trust has closed its café in Goodramgate, in York. A spokesperson said: “In the last three years the café has undergone refurbishment and investment to try and improve its success; however this has been to no avail. “The decision

  • Lifeboat fundraiser in honour of pilot Andrew Cantle

    A FUNDRAISING event has been held in memory of a York pilot who died when the plane he was co-piloting crashed in thick fog two years ago. The event in memory of Andrew Cantle  raised £1,116 for volunteers based at Sunderland’s lifeboat station

  • Hundreds attend funeral of sewing expert

    HUNDREDS of people turned up to pay their final respects at the funeral of a much-loved Ryedale night-school tutor and skilled dressmaker. During her lifetime, the needlework skills of Florence Kirby, from Wombleton near Kirkbymoorside, were so

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