‘Eyes and ears’ needed to protect York’s priceless heritage

Heritage groups and local residents are being urged to be the eyes and ears of the police in Yorkshire’s most visited city to stop criminals targeting its historic assets.

New packaging for KitKat which will contain extra milk and extra cocoa from this week as the company continues efforts to reduce sugar.

New Kitkat to 'cut 1,000 tonnes of sugar' from nation's diet

A reformulated KitKat is to appear on shelves from next week containing more milk and cocoa as part of efforts to reduce sugar, Nestle has announced.

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York Minster was the third most visited cathedral in the country last year, according to ALVA's figures.  Picture by James Hardisty.

Four Yorkshire attractions make UK top 100 list

Four popular Yorkshire sights were among the 100 most visited attractions in the UK last year, new figures reveal.

Terry Lofthouse, a rugby player who collapsed and 'died'  on the pitch playing for York Lokomotive Masters  rugby team .

‘I nearly died after collapsing during Leeds rugby match’

A rugby club has launched a bid to buy life-saving equipment after a player collapsed on the pitch and needed life saving surgery in Leeds.


York aim to bounce back in rehearsal

YORK City lost on the road for the first time since December 3 after Dagenham & Redbridge substitute Frankie Raymond secured a win for the play-off hopefuls.

Professor Gary Craig  a national expert on modern slavery, Professor Karen Stanton Vice Chancellor of York St John University and Ann Green  Pro Chancellor  of York St John University  with the  modern  slavery rose they were planting in the gardens at York St John University.

Roses planted across North to highlight threat of UK slavery

A Yorkshire academic has warned that the hidden nature of modern slavery makes it hard to know how many people in the UK are victims of the trade in human misery.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu

Sentamu and Welby trigger inquiry on ‘sexism’ row over women bishops

THE Church of England rift over the ordination of women clergy took a new turn last night as the Archbishops of York and Canterbury took the unusual step of calling an independent inquiry into the resignation of Philip North, the designate Bishop of Sheffield, less than six weeks after being appointed by the Queen.

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CPP Group HQ offices in York.

Finance director departs as CPP sees revenue fall

CPP Group announced that it is parting ways with its finance director as it reported a fall in group turnover.


Officers seize drugs and stolen goods in crime crackdown with major police operations

Officers have seized a haul of drugs and stolen property as part of a crackdown on crime in communities with four major police operations.

26 February 2016.......   the Yorkshire Museum York.  Picture Tony Johnson

Bid to stop criminals targeting York’s rich heritage

A new initiative aimed at protecting York’s historic assets from criminals is being launched in the city next week.

More than 150 Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches are to close

Jobs hit as two banks close 150 branches - full Yorkshire details

More than 150 Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches are to close with hundreds of job losses.

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Jonathan Dimbleby, whose latest book examines the human drama of the Battle of the Atlantic. (Picture: Matt Austin).

Maritime battle that helped turn the tide of the Second World War

Jonathan Dimbleby’s latest book lifts the lid on the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. Chris Bond talks to the broadcaster about this often overlooked wartime story.

Victory: Jon Parkin celebrates with Amari Morgan-Smith after making it 5-3 from Sam Muggletons long throw. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Muggleton delighted to throw York City a lifeline in survival fight

Wembley finalists York City have unearthed a new weapon intheir fight to beat the drop from the National league. Richard Sutcliffe reports.

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Yorkshire ‘postcode lottery’ means patients must get fatter to have surgery

Rationing of surgery to treat clinically obese people means that in some parts of Yorkshire, patients need to become “super-obese” before they are allowed a weight loss operation, a new report suggests.

Pedestrian suffers serious injuries after car crash

Pedestrian suffers serious injuries after car crash

A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being involved in a collision with a car in York.
Faith story: Reverend Richard Coles, the former pop star who was ordained into the Anglican priesthood in 2005.  (Picture: Mike Prior).

Richard Coles - his journey from pop to pulpit

The Reverend Richard Coles was a pop star who became a priest. He talks to Chris Bond about his unlikely journey and why he believes Christianity still matters.

Jorvik reopens in April 2017

Culture clash as Viking life is relived in 21st century York

IT IS a clash of cultures like no other: the “Great Heathen Army” of Danish warriors who built a fortress in Viking York are being brought back to virtual life as a 21st century “national centre of excellence”.

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There should be a skills review every year, says Alan Mak MP. Do you agree?

Alan Mak MP: Importance of tech industry to North’s economy cannot be stressed enough

THE Northern Powerhouse might have been the brainchild of George Osborne, but the concept has lost none of its momentum in the months since the former chancellor left Downing Street.

Lizzie Tulip, a trustee, in York  cemetery

Tulip amid the tombs: the designer cemetery in the heart of York

Garden designer Lizzie Tulip faced her own mortality the first time she was shown around York Cemetery. Afterwards she was asked: “So, then – where do you want your plot?” Lizzie, who is 44, thought that was a bit premature, not that she could think of a better place to end up. She has been a trustee of the York Cemetery Trust for five years, lending her good eye and green fingers to this fine place, and her plan for the cemetery garden is now under way.

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