CASTLE Howard hosted the annual Lamb National for woolly jumpers.

The Lendal Bridge trial ended early in the wake of controversy, but city leaders still hailed the experiment a success that “met most of its objectives”.

In the wake of more river tragedies, The Press re-launched its safety campaign, Take Care.

Work began on the £34 million expansion of Askham Bryan College. The new Monks Cross shopping park, Vangarde, opened with an eagerly anticipated John Lewis among the stores. York held its biggest ever Chocolate Festival.

York City secured a Football League Two promotion play-off place after a 1-0 victory over Newport.

Thousands of Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Cubs took to the streets to mark St George’s Day, while the Archbishop of York invited school children to celebrate the event with a cricket match at Bishopthorpe Palace.

Dr Sentamu had earlier marked Easter with outdoor baptisms.

The second annual York International Festival took place in Parliament Street.

A bomb that turned out to be a wood and lead ornament caused chaos when it was dug up on a building site in Askham Bar.

Flood defences in York city centre would be too costly, the Environment Agency told a public meeting. The Harrogate Flower Festival, the first big event of the UK gardening calendar, was held.

Plans to bring a big wheel back to York collapsed just days before the scheme was due for approval by the city council.