THE National Railway Museum turned music venue when it teamed up with York’s Mor Music for the MOR Music Festival.

York Hospital patients were waiting too long to be assessed for emergency care, national inspectors said.

Former army dog handler James Wilkinson, who was badly injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, set up a dog rehabilitation business with his partner, veterinary nurse Rebecca Robinson.

Happy couple Gabriella Gray and Thomas Evans tied the knot at York register office – then “drove” to their wedding reception down the River Ouse in an extraordinary amphibious car.

An unusual European eagle owl caused a stir when it was spotted on the roof of a house in Wigginton.

The defection of Labour councillor Helen Douglas to the Tories meant Labour lost overall control of the city council.

New river safety measures were announced in York by Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan and deputy city council leader Tracey Simpson-Laing.

The parents of 17-year-old Ruby Milnes, who was killed by a lorry on a York cycle path more than six years ago, spoke of their relief that the investigation into her death was finally over – but they said questions still remained unanswered.

An inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death – but said it did not appear a risk assessment had been carried out over the removal of a safety barrier across the path near York Racecourse.

In sport, York City Knights topped the Championship Two table after a brilliant final season at Huntington Stadium – though they subsequently lost in the play-offs so failed to win promotion and Yorkshire won cricket’s County Championship for the first time since 2001.