• Local fitness group turn back the clock

    A LOCAL fitness group have been raising money for charity with a special event. MoreTone Fitness is a group based in York led by trainer Jason Morton that hosts high-intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions each week. They have been working

  • Road closures in area of York WILL be permanent

    THE Groves area of York will permanently become a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) after senior councillors voted to keep measures brought in at the height of the pandemic. Road closures were implemented in September 2020 after long-standing resident

  • Point-to-Point back at Sheriff Hutton

    By Will Milburn YORKSHIRE Area Point-to-Point returns on Sunday at Sheriff Hutton with 101 entries entered on a seven-race card. Reorganised from last year when the event was unable to take place due to Covid, the event will be held in aid

  • Covid-19 case rate in York drops by 75

    YORK'S weekly recorded Covid-19 rate has dropped by 75 - but more cases continue to be recorded in the area. The latest data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that the city's rate has dropped by 75, taking it to 1,489 cases per 100,000 population

  • 'Eye-catching' exhibition at popular venue

    A DIVERSE collection of mixed medium artworks has gone on display at Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC), as the award-winning venue opens its 2022 season of exhibitions. The exhibition, called 'A New Way of Looking’, featuring a range of works including

  • Crash near school cleared

    UPDATED 2.55PM: The accident has now been cleared and traffic has returned to normal.   REPORTS are coming in of a crash near a school. There are reports of a crash in Greenshaw Drive near Westfield Lane in Wigginton on the outskirts of

  • SNOOKER: Competition returns with new York League

    By Richard Lillie SNOOKER balls were potted for the first time in the York Snooker League as the new four-player league launched following a Covid-enforced break. The league, which has replaced the old Faber Shield competition, is a handicapped

  • ROAD TEST: Mercedes E-Class Coupe

    I'VE just been seduced by a car. Looks are subjective, of course, but few would surely fail to be wooed by the sleek looks of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. This is a proper coupe. Two doors only, and seating inside for four, and it just

  • Total domination of Omicron in York revealed

    THE overwhelming domination of the Omicron variant in York has been revealed in City of York Council's latest weekly Covid data tracker report. It says the highly transmissible variant now makes up almost 98 per cent of all Covid cases in the city

  • Downing Street issue party apology to Queen - read in full

    Downing Street has issued an apology to the Queen and the Royal Family following revelations that two parties were held the night before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, a spokesman for Boris Johnson has said. The spokesperson added that it was

  • MINSTER LEAGUE: Wigginton Grasshoppers keep setting the pace

    By Graham Ireton WIGGINTON Grasshoppers started 2022 as they ended the previous year, registering a 2-0 victory to maintain their position at the top of the York Minster Engineering League premier division. Gary Newton finished off a nice team

  • Two more Covid deaths at York trust hospitals

    TWO more deaths related to Covid-19 have been recorded at hospitals in the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The latest data from NHS England shows that the total number of Covid deaths recorded at hospitals in the York

  • Covid patient numbers rise to new record for Omicron wave

    YORK and Scarborough hospitals are now treating 150 patients with Covid - the largest number of the current Omicron-related wave of the pandemic. The York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust today revealed that the slight increase

  • New McDonald's vegan burger arrives in York

    A BRAND new vegan burger, which took McDonald's over three years to develop, is now available in the fast food chains' restaurants across York. McDonald’s said it is "proud" to welcome the new McPlant burger to York, following last year’s successful

  • Readers say Duke of York should give up his title

    PRESS readers are calling for Prince Andrew to give up the title Duke of York. More than 300 people have so far taken part in an online poll, set up yesterday after the Queen agreed to strip the duke of his honorary military roles and royal patronages

  • Popular record fair back in York

    A FAIR will be making a grand return to York this weekend. The York Record Fair will be back at City Screen Cinema in Coney Street tomorrow (January 15). The event will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm with free entry. Organiser Adrian Melling

  • CCTV released after woman sexually assaulted

    POLICE have released CCTV images after a woman was sexually assaulted. North Yorkshire Police say they are investigating an incident in which a woman in her 20's was sexually assaulted near to the camp centre at Catterick Garrison at roundabout

  • Council sets up new process to get grants to York businesses

    A NEW application scheme, from City of York Council, is opening so eligible businesses in the city can access the Omicron hospitality and leisure grants. Th council is continuing to support businesses impacted by the pandemic. Since the announcement

  • York City game at Bradford Park Avenue rearranged

    YORK City's away trip to Bradford Park Avenue has been rearranged for Monday, February 7. The National League North fixture was postponed from Boxing Day, with a blanket of snow covering the Horsfall's 4G pitch. It is now a 7.45pm kick off,

  • Council to launch integrated housing IT system

    A NEW integrated ICT system will launch in York this month to further improve residents’ experience of working with City of York Council's housing services. The system, called Open Housing, is launching on January 24, with a first phase which will

  • Police and firefighters called in after fire

    POLICE and firefighters were called in after a fire last night. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say their crews were called out at 8.06pm last night (January 13) to a village in Ryedale near Malton. Crews were called to Main Street,

  • Man, 31, admits racially harassing family in New Earswick

    A MAN subjected a family to a day of racial harassment, starting in the middle of the night, York Magistrates Court heard. Adam Daniel Stevenson, 31, woke a woman at 2.30am by throwing bottles out of a window towards her garden in New Earswick,

  • Harrogate brings back its free 'Festival of Wellbeing'

    A NORTH Yorkshire town is due to host a free one-day wellness festival tomorrow (Saturday, January 15). The Harrogate Festival of Wellbeing will be held in the town’s Mowbray Square, in a bid to highlight the importance of mental health. The

  • Chemical weed killer use to continue in York - despite fears

    A CONTROVERSIAL chemical weed killer will continue to be used in York – despite concerns about its impact on the environment. But City of York Council has committed to looking at alternatives to the use of glyphosate to control weeds on the city

  • Almost 900 staff now off work at York hospitals trust

    ALMOST 900 staff at York and Scarborough Hospitals Trust are off work as the impact of the Covid pandemic continues to be felt across the NHS, The Press can reveal. Of the 881 staff off work on January 11, when the latest figures were produced,


    PEVERELLI Anthony Paul (Tony) On 5th January, aged 88 years, peacefully in York Hospital, after a short illness. Loving husband to Doreen. Loving dad to John and Anne. Sadly missed father-in-law to Chris. Beloved grandad to Megan. Funeral service to be

  • Vanja West

    WEST Vanja Vanja ( nee Nowak ) In York District Hospital 7th January 2022 aged 74. Dearly loved wife to Philip much loved mother to Simon and Paul. Sister to Chery, dearly loved sister-in-law and aunty.

  • Edna May BROOKES

    BROOKES Edna May Passed away peacefully on 8th January in South Park Care Home aged 87 years. Much loved wife of the late Alf, mum of Denise, Deborah and Adrian and a loving nanna, great-nanna and sister. Funeral Service to be held at York Crematorium


    HEARTSHORNE Peter Peacefully following a short illness at York Hospital on Sunday, 9th January, aged 79 years. Beloved husband to Janet, much loved dad to David and Jill, dearly loved grandad to Jack, Chloe, Molly, Lucy and brother to John. Service to