• Disqualified driver caught for third time in a month

    POLICE have chased a 57-year-old man down the street in York after he was apparently caught driving while disqualified for the third time this month.  The York man was driving a Toyota down Moor Lane in Woodthorpe at lunchtime today when officers

  • York City's Marvin McCoy up for right-back battle

    RECALLED right-back Marvin McCoy is in no mood to surrender his York City starting place to on-loan Middlesbrough teenager Brad Halliday for a second time. McCoy returned to the City first XI for Sunday’s 3-0 victory at Carlisle as Halliday begun

  • 2015 promotion dream for former Tadcaster Albion juniors

    THEY have followed the club for more than 60 years. What Ray Strothard and Ian Atkinson don't know about Tadcaster Albion isn't worth knowing. The duo follow the Brewers home and away, having played for the club in their younger years, and the

  • Title-winning Yorkshire skipper relives memorable 2014

    ANDREW GALE will no doubt sit down with a beer or two on New Year’s Eve and reflect upon what he has described as the best year of his life. Not only did the Yorkshire captain lead his side to the club’s first LV= County Championship title since

  • Selby Town friendly

    SELBY Town are due to host Barton Town Old Boys in a friendly at Flaxley Road tonight (7.45pm). If the game survives the cold weather, admission will be free. The Robins are hoping to get a run out after their Northern Counties East League

  • Snooker: York RI ‘C’ chasing blaze of baize glory

    YORK RI ‘C’ lead the way in division one at the half way stage of the York CIU Snooker League. The Queen Street outfit, who comprise Steve Burdett, Kevin Gall and Jason Milner, have won 24 of the 33 frames they played in the first half of the season

  • Waterpolo aces making waves in national league

    YORK City were crowned British Waterpolo Championship Three winners after a superb comeback against big rivals Cheltenham Spartans. The victory sealed the Minstermen's first Championship title since 1976, with a record of 13 wins from 14 matches

  • In-form Ryedale jockey George Chaloner eyes Lingfield double

    IT’S been quite a year for Malton jockey George Chaloner. He’s ridden a best-ever 50 winners this season, has won major handicaps on Baccarat in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot and aboard Angel Gabrial in Newcastle’s Northumberland Plate, and he’s

  • Bettys voted in top 25 places to get a great breakfast

    A MEN'S magazine has applauded a renowned York restaurant for its most important meal of the day. Esquire's February 2015 edition has ranked the breakfast served at Bettys as one of the country's top 25 for offering a menu with what they call an

  • Police issue advice for a safer night on New Year’s Eve

    EXTRA police patrols will be on duty in North Yorkshire and Humberside this New Year's Eve. Although the annual event is a great time to socialise with friends and family, excess can lead to revellers becoming vulnerable, or becoming victims of

  • Raising a glass to national park work

    THE relationship between North Yorkshire’s national park and a local brewery has been strengthened with a first-of-its-kind donation. York Brewery has become the first to donate funds online to help care for the North York Moors via a new facility

  • Specialist team’s help in drug misuse service

    WITH hundreds of people in York and North Yorkshire expected to sign up to Dry January, dedicated nurses at York Hospital work with people for whom alcohol and substance misuse has become a serious problem. Kate Liptrot reports on their work. AS

  • Driver injured in A19 crash

    A MOTORIST was left in a critical condition after being seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident on the A19 near Northallerton. The 35-year-old, who was driving an Audi A2, is from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. The driver of a Mitsubishi

  • Cost of fire service call-out charges revealed

    AN EMERGENCY service has charged thousands of pounds for responding to call-outs in the last three years. In 35 incidents, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue made £14,169 between 2012 and 2014 after pet owners and residents requested the help of firefighters

  • Cold snap to be over by New Year

    THE cold snap which has gripped York and North Yorkshire in recent days will be over by the New Year. Weathermen expect last night's frost to be the last in the region for some time, with cloudier, milder weather on the way following another sunny

  • Thieves steal police equipment from crash scene of crash

    THIEVES stole police equipment from the scene of a serious crash in North Yorkshire. A 40-year-old man from Easingwold suffered life-threatening injuries when the silver Nissan Almera he was driving left the road outside Raskelf Farm Cottages at

  • Motorbike ridden off from outside Poppleton Road house

    THIEVES stole a silver Honda CBR 125 with bright orange markings and wheels from outside a house in York. The bike was outside a house in Poppleton Road between 5pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, December 17, when it was stolen. North Yorkshire Police

  • War medal art to go on show in York

    ARTWORK created for an exhibition at York Minster has been put on display to the public. Six eight-foot-high medals will be on display in public venues around York, to commemorate those who died in the First World War, and were created for York

  • City centre pub is sold

    ONE of York’s city centre pubs is now under new ownership having been sold for almost £70,000. The Five Lions in Walmgate was sold by York-based chartered surveyors Barry Crux & Co. Joe Moore, a spokesman for the selling company, said the

  • Cat rescue centre owner appeals for donations

    THE owner of a North Yorkshire cat sanctuary has appealed for food donations to help it run into the New Year. Jackie Bower, who runs Black Cat Rescue Centre from her home in Back Lane, North Duffield, near Selby, takes in cats the bigger animal

  • Bus firm chooses charity

    THOUSANDS of FirstGroup’s employees, including staff from local bus operator First York, have chosen Prostate Cancer UK as the company’s new UK Charity of Choice partner after a recent vote. The new three-year partnership between the leading transport

  • York parkrun celebrates third anniversary

    ONE of York’s fastest growing running groups celebrates its third birthday next month. A spokesman for parkrun, Stephen Wilson, said it had come a long way since being launched in January 2012, regularly attracting more than 300 runners of all

  • Pub landlord helps to save burglar from jail

    A house burglar has six months to save himself from a jail term for two night raids, thanks to a long-serving pub landlord. Gordon Watkins, 57, "put his head on the block" on behalf of his employee Jason Peter Gaskell, the Recorder of York, Judge

  • Outlook is dry for month of January

    HOW does the prospect of a dry January grab you? No, not a month without rain. We mean dry as in alcohol-free. There will be plenty of us with sore heads after New Year. But a whole month without a drop of booze? That may not be as difficult as

  • A good deed done

    EVERYONE makes mistakes, nobody is perfect. Fortunately most people learn from their errors. But what about those who don't? The more judgmental might have no sympathy where a convicted criminal is concerned, but pub landlord Gordon Watkins thinks

  • Burglar on the run in York

    A BURGLAR is being hunted by police in York to be returned to prison. Anthony Vipas, 32, is wanted after being recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his release licence. Vipas, of Pottery Lane in Heworth, was released from custody on

  • The BBC is being unfair to Greens

    SARAH-JANE McKenzie (Letters, December 27) highlights a real issue with TV coverage of the Greens. At the end of May this year, I complained about the lack of coverage by the BBC of Greens’ success in the elections earlier that month. It is worth

  • Picture brought back memories

    I HAVE been forwarded a copy of the photograph which appeared in the October 9 edition of The Press which featured Burnholme’s School’s soccer team. While I was not a member of the team, I do recognise the two staff members and many of the team

  • Council officers were exemplary

    COUNCIL officers are sometimes criticised for not listening or engaging with their communities. We feel that when they get it right, they should be applauded. The council recently reviewed the York Financial Assistance Scheme that was launched

  • Bridge mistakes need to be solved

    I AM pleased that following a Liberal Democrat motion plans will be put in place to refund all Lendal Bridge fines (The Press, December 18). Repayment of all 55,000 fines is long overdue. We first formally called for it back in July when Labour

  • Legion meeting for the new year

    THE first meeting of the Fulford and district branch of the Royal British Legion in 2015 will be held in the Sergeants Mess, Imphal Barracks on January 8. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and all are welcome. Further details may be obtained by

  • Majority are against ‘barbaric’ hunting

    REGARDING the report in The Press of December 26 about the Boxing Day hunts, an overwhelming majority of people still want to keep the ban on hunting foxes with dogs in place, despite claims of support by the hunts. This ban is ignored by many

  • Hostel should be moved to outskirts

    WE DO not live in an ideal world. But that does not mean we can’t try to make things better. I work in Lowther Street and live in Grosvenor Terrace. Over the past two years, I have seen Lowther Street, Penley Grove Street and Townend Street go

  • Will new pool stand the test of time?

    CLLR Tracey Simpson-Laing needs to be clear on what constitutes a ‘dirty’ swimming pool, as she claimed in her original letter. A ‘dirty’ pool implies that good housekeeping is not evident, and perhaps water quality is questionable. Users see

  • Traffic light gantry would help road flow

    I READ in The Press about ideas for Hopgrove Roundabout. A flyover or underpass would be vastly expensive. Until the northern bypass is dualled and the road from Hopgrove to the dual carriageway before Whitwell is also done, a cheaper option to

  • Open-door policy is affecting our city

    IN HIS letter of December 24, Conservative Councillor Joe Watt said that “immigration is no threat to the green belt”. Had he been more attentive at the December 17 Local Plan Working Group meeting, he would have heard the independent planning

  • Did famous Irish writer ever visit city?

    FINNEGANS Wake by James Joyce has many seven-league sentences. In one of these come the words “... as different as York and Leeds...” Is there any record of this towering Irish writer (1882-1941) having visited the city? In his introduction

  • December 30

    100 years ago Two and a half million letters and a quarter of a million parcels had been dispatched by the General Post Office, London to the men of the British Expeditionary Force in time for the Christmas festivities at the front. There had

  • Tributes paid to ‘fantastic family man’

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a North Yorkshire man, who was able to enjoy a family reunion in his final months. Thomas Kellett, of Hunsingore, near Wetherby, had six children with wife Mollie, all of whom made the journey from Switzerland, Australia

  • Have your say on the growth of Selby

    RESIDENTS can have their say on the growth of Selby as part of a new consultation scheme. Selby District Council is running the consultations on PLAN Selby, which will determine how business and housing growth across the district until 2027.

  • £200 boost for York Mind

    YORK Mind has received a £200 Christmas donation from city PR agency The Partners Group. Holly Pollard, a fundraiser for the mental health charity, said Christmas could be a really stressful time for people experiencing mental health problems,

  • Royal Mail in bid to raise dog attack awareness

    CARELESS dog owners have been urged to take more responsibility for their pets after the number of attacks on post men and women increased in 2014. Royal Mail staff delivering letters and parcels to homes in York were attacked 66 times between

  • Selby Abbey organ restoration begins

    RESTORATION of the Selby Abbey organ has begun, after a campaign raised £440,000. The Selby Abbey Organ Appeal was launched in June 2012, to help bring the Edwardian-era organ back to its full glory. The instrument was designed and built specially

  • Elderly man injured in fire

    AN ELDERLY man suffered minor injuries when fire broke out at a house in Front Street, Wold Newton, East Yorkshire. A smoke detector was activated by the blaze, which happened in the living room of the detached bungalow early on Sunday. Five

  • East Riding broadband boost plans

    MORE homes and businesses in the East Riding will soon have access to superfast broadband. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has received the green light from the government to progress with plans for a second phase of broadband delivery. A

  • MP questions pension fund’s fracking investments

    A LEADING MP has questioned whether a pension fund for the Environment Agency (EA) should invest millions of pounds in controversial industries - such as fracking - which the government regulator oversees. Chairman of the Environment, Food and

  • Jobs figures welcomed

    RYEDALE Parliamentary candidate Kevin Hollinrake has welcomed new figures showing a fall of 48 per cent in the number of people in the area claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance since 2010. Government figures show that 533 fewer people in the Thirsk and

  • Poor air quality leads to 82 deaths a year in York

    EIGHTY-TWO people die in York each year because of air pollution in the city, Government figures show, and now the city council wants to hear people's views on a new plan to tackle the problem. A consultation is currently open on the draft air

  • MP joins campaign against Huntington HMO

    YORK Outer Julian Sturdy has added his voice to opposition to plans for a House in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) in Huntington. A planning application was submitted in early November to convert a semi-detached family home at 550 Huntington Road into

  • Scheme to widen paths in Pocklington

    FOOTPATHS in Pocklington are to be widened as part of a £34,000 scheme. East Riding of Yorkshire Council is launching a programme of works to widen two footways in Market Street, Pocklington, and add a new loading bay. Work is scheduled to

  • More than 500 old York photos to be given new lease of life

    HUNDREDS of photographs of life in York over the past 60 years are being re-published for the first time in decades. During our recent office move, we scanned more than 500 more photos from our archives, showing scenes from the 1950s to 1990s,

  • Vandal ordered to clean up graffiti in Beverley

    A VANDAL from Beverley was ordered to clean up his own graffiti by Humberside Police. The 21-year-old man, who has not been named by Humberside Police, sprayed paint over East Riding of Yorkshire Council signs and buildings and private house walls

  • Drugs found in car travelling on A170

    A MOTORIST who was stopped for a faulty light was arrested after police found drugs in the car. The 26-year-old man, from the Pickering area, was driving a Mazda on the A170 near Snainton, towards Scarborough, at about 3.30am on Monday when he

  • Dinner lady retires after 18 years at Goole Academy

    AN East Yorkshire dinner lady has hung up her apron and utensils for the final time. Goole Academy’s June Holloway has left her job following 18 years at the Centenary Road school. Mrs Holloway has served up cottage pie and jam roly-poly to

  • Army and school join forces to remember Christmas Day truce

    A BRITISH Army band joined a North Yorkshire school choir at a special Christmas concert of remembrance. Students from Risedale Sports and Community College, Hipswell, Catterick, performed with the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps to mark the 100th

  • Women’s project booms in first year

    DOZENS of vulnerable and isolated York women have turned to a new organisation for help in its first year of operation. The Kyra Women's Project was set up at the end of 2013, and began work in last November. A year later, organisers say that

  • Steve Knightley, Thorganby Village Hall, January 29

    A NATIONALLY-acclaimed singer-songwriter is swapping the bright lights of the capital for small community halls for his solo tour of England - and has his sights set on a village near York. Steve Knightley, frontman of top British folk group Show

  • Young people transform pensioner's garden

    TWO young people supported by the youth homelessness charity SASH have helped transform the garden of an 85-year-old York resident. Joan Stewart, of Clementhorpe, has spoken of her delight after Luke and Josh gave both her front garden and back

  • Firm growth at free event

    BUSINESSES in Selby can register for a place on a free event to encourage growth. Growth Matters is part of a range of support sessions for businesses supported by Selby District Council to help drive growth and investment in the region. The

  • Former Chief Constable joins the Scouts

    SCOUTS are branching out in the Easingwold area with expansion plans and the appointment of their first president for more than 70 years. David Kenworthy, a deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and former Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police

  • Live police precept webchat

    A LIVE webchat will be hosted by Julia Mulligan next week to discuss the North Yorkshire Police precept. The Police and Crime Commissioner will be online from 7pm on Tuesday, January 6, to answer questions from the public on the policing budget

  • Suspicious vehicle seen in Kellington

    SIGHTINGS of a green Subaru Forester, registration W953 AFR, should be reported to North Yorkshire Police. A force spokesman said the vehicle had been seen on land in the Kellington area on December 23, without permission of the landowner.

  • 'Unprecedented' demand for ambulances over Christmas weekend

    THERE was “unprecedented demand” for ambulances over the Christmas weekend, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service has said. Calls for the most seriously ill or injured rose 30 per cent, with a 56 per cent increase in calls to NHS 111 and a total of almost

  • Teens assault woman in Bridlington

    A YOUNG woman was assaulted by two teenagers in Bridlington on Boxing Day. Humberside Police said the 25-year-old woman was walking alone when she was approached by two men in Windsor Crescent at 6.30pm. “One of the men asked if she had a cigarette

  • Union’s plea for intervention over City Link job losses

    UNION bosses are urging the Government to help save thousands of threatened parcel delivery jobs. More than 2,700 workers, including 34 in North Yorkshire, are expected to be made redundant at City Link after it fell into administration. Staff

  • Brothers are bailed on cannabis supply charge

    TWO brothers are among four young men accused of running a cannabis supply operation in Selby. Jordan James Smith, 21, and his 19-year-old brother, Robert Ian Smith, are charged with possessing a class B drug at their home in Charles Street, Selby

  • Car ends up on roundabout in Ridgeway, Acomb

    A MOTORIST lost control of his car and ended up on a roundabout in York. North Yorkshire Police said the driver’s vision had been affected by the low sun, but nobody was injured in the collision, which happened in Ridgeway, Acomb, late on Monday

  • CPP escapes sale as £20 million funding is secured

    ONE of York's largest employers has closed the doors on any potential sale of the business after securing £20 million funding to support future development at CPP. The credit card insurance firm, which employs 550 people at its headquarters in

  • Judge jails drug dealer despite heart condition plea

    A YORK drug dealer with no heartbeat has been jailed for four years after a judge rejected claims that a prison sentence would breach his human rights. Jonathan Matthew Hibbs, 40, had hoped that his medical condition would, for the second time,

  • All my reasons to be cheerful

    WHAT is all the fuss about? I suppose some would call me a killjoy, but I’ve never liked New Year and fail to see why the date alone is a reason to celebrate. To me it just another day, and if anything it heralds a sense of dread, with the beginning

  • Meet our top ten women of 2014

    MAXINE GORDON looks back over 2014 and picks her top ten women of the year – at home and abroad – from the worlds of music, TV, sport, politics and everyday life here in York. Jo Pavey She is an inspiration to all of us, proving that neither


    ANITA JOYCE ALGER and ALAN JAMES ALGER (Both Deceased) Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate(s) of the aforementioned deceased persons, late of 50 Meadlands York YO31 0NS and Minster Grange Care

  • walter saxby martin

    MARTIN Walter Saxby (Walt) Peacefully in York Hospital on December 14th, aged 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Betty, a loving dad of John, Peter, Walter and Alan and a much loved father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service at York

  • Daniel Mountain

    MOUNTAIN Daniel Remembering you on your 40th Birthday today. Love Dad, Valerie and Glen, Jane and John. Happy birthday daddy, love Henry and Amelia xxx

  • John Allen GOODHALL

    GOODHALL Reverend John Allen Passed to Glory on December 18th 2014 at Poole Hospital, aged 79 years. A beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and a friend to many. Funeral Service at Winton Methodist Church, Alma Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1DE on Monday January

  • Joyce Baxter

    BAXTER Joyce Better known as Betty, from Acomb, Suddenly passed away in Hull Royal Infirmary, on December 15th, 2014, aged 80. Loving wife of the late Peter, much loved mum to Pauline, devoted grandma to Sean and Amy, great-grandma to Ethan and Alice


    HARDY-READMAN Elsie May Peacefully on December 19th, 2014, aged 85 years. Dear wife of the late Robert, much loved mum of Vanessa and son-in-law Gary, loving nana of Ben, Hannah, Rachel and Laura and a dear great-nana and sister. Funeral service to be

  • angela maud cretney

    CRETNEY Angela Maud Late of Cheltenham and York, Peacefully in Rotherham Hospital, on Saturday, December 20th, aged 87 years. Much loved mother of Helen and grandmother of Caroline and Mark. Funeral service to be held at York Crematorium, on Friday,


    FAIRCLOUGH Norma On December 21st, aged 57 years, peacefully in York Hospital. Loving daughter, sister, sister-in-law and loving aunt. Funeral service to take place at York Crematorium on Tuesday, January 6th, at 10.20am. Family flowers only please.

  • John Appleton

    APPLETON John David Peacefully at home on Saturday, December 20th, aged 67 years. Loved and respected by all who knew him. Requiem Mass to be held at St. George's RC Church on Saturday, January 3rd at 11.30am followed by interment in Stillingfleet Cemetery


    HESLOP Jean Margaret On December 27th, 2014, peacefully at home, aged 84 years. Wife of the late Brian Derek, dearly loved mother of David and Jeremy, mother-in-law of Susan and Karen, beloved grandmother of James, Luke, Claire and the late Matthew,

  • betty clay

    CLAY Betty Peacefully passed away on December 18th, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Clarry, much loved mum of Adrian, Roslyn and Andrew. Funeral service at Connaught Nursing Home (Chapel) on Friday, January 9th, at 11.45am. No flowers please, donations


    ALLEN Betty On December 26th, aged 87 years, bravely after a short illness in St. Leonards Hospice. Caring wife of the late Leslie, loving mother to Christine, Paul and Janet, devoted nan, great-nan, sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Funeral service

  • Lucie Claire (nee Powell) Witt

    WITT Lucie Claire (nee Powell) Passed away peacefully at Beaumont, Stamford Bridge on December 20th, aged 85 years. Widow of Arnold, mother of Nicholas and Richard, loving grandmother of Madeline, Georgia, Imogen, Kester and Morgan and

  • Arthur EDGAR

    EDGAR Arthur Thomas Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on December 9th 2014. Funeral service at 12.00noon on January 7th 2015 at York Cemetery then burial at Fulford Cemetery.