EBOR Morris dancers celebrated the group’s 40th anniversary on May Day. Pocklington Flying Man festival commemorated Thomas Pelling, who in 1733 attempted to leap from the parish church steeple.

Huntington School teachers Ian Wilson and Robin Parmitter recorded an unofficial World Cup anthem for the England campaign in Brazil. Ellie Mae Potter was crowned Miss York.

The King’s Book of Heroes became part of a major display at York Minster telling local soldiers’ stories from the Great War. High Court judges ruled that Richard III must be buried where he was found in Leicester. Designs for the refurbishment of Newgate market were revealed.

City of York Council was warned not to spend any of the £700,000 Lendal Bridge fines until the legal wrangle over the trial was over.

York City missed out in the Football League Two play-offs, and glorious sunshine greeted racegoers at the Dante Festival which launched the season at York Knavesmire.

The French Ambassador to the UK unveiled a plaque to honour French fighter pilot Yves Mahé who intervened to save York from catastrophic damage during the Baedeker Raid of 1942.

The future of the Bedale Hoard of Viking treasures was secured when the Yorkshire Museum raised £50,000.

Councillor Ian Gillies was installed as Lord Mayor at The Guildhall and new police searches were made in connection with the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.

A £10 million secure unit for women with psychiatric problems opened in York.

Dementia Friends was launched by Public Health England as City of York Council backed the campaign to make the city dementia friendly.

Prince Andrew visited Pocklington School as it celebrated its 500th anniversary.