The month began with colour.

The sixth York 10K was the biggest and most colourful yet.

More than 6,000 entrants raised tens of thousands of pounds for good causes – and had a great time doing so.

A few days later, however, the mood turned reflective, when the lights went out and candles were lit across the region to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

City of York Council formally decided to drop its legal challenge over the Lendal Bridge trial and to offer a refund to those who had been fined. Rainbow the ring-tailed lemur proudly showed off her twins at Flamingo Land zoo.

Jamie Richardson, who twice jumped into the River Ouse while drunk, admitted he was lucky to be alive.

Torrential rainfall exposed the shortcomings of York’s drains yet again, as roads in Acomb, Holgate and Clifton Green were flooded and an unusual fun-run at Castle Howard saw runners take on all the colours of the rainbow after they were showered with dyes of different colours.

Steel newts were put back at York’s Vangarde shopping centre, after being taken away to be re-designed.

Fresh plans were unveiled for York’s new Community Stadium, although it emerged Waterworld would close and developers abandoned plans to turn the former council offices at St Leonard’s Place into a hotel, unveiling plans for housing instead.

Disability campaigner and city councillor Lynn Jeffries was found dead at her home, prompting tributes from politicians of all parties.

In sport, dual Derby winner Australia won the Juddmonte International as the Ebor Festival got under way at York Racecourse.