Askham Bryan appoints new head of horticulture

A tree-climbing teacher who has represented the UK at the heights of international competition has been appointed to lead students’ horticultural education at a Yorkshire college.

York sixth former up for dream travel vlogging job

York sixth former up for dream travel vlogging job

A York sixth former is bidding to be paid £10,000 to film herself travelling around Britain’s rail network.

Water from a leaking boiler flooded seven flats yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters help mop up after York flats flooded

Firefighters pitched in with clean-up efforts after seven flats in York were flooded.

Debbie Gubby of Mitrefinch

UPDATED: Mitrefinch eyes overseas expansion and plans new jobs after multi-million management buyout

Leading software company Mitrefinch is looking at expanding into international territories after it revealed a large-scale private equity investment of more than £20m.


Three York properties targeted in same night

A number of properties in York were targeted in a series of burglaries over the weekend.

Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, chats to Rebecca Burge, from Living Salads, Ellerker, East Yorkshire, during her visit to the National Agri-Food Innovation Centre in Sand Hutton, York.  Picture: James Hardisty.

Leadsom launches network to ‘push boundaries of British food’

A new initiative that opens up “first-class” facilities to budding food entrepreneurs has been launched by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom on a visit to North Yorkshire.

Lara Turner, Senior Curator of Art, cleaning the Youth figure by Ron Mueck.

Art up close: 600 years of pressing the flesh

The word “flesh” can conjure a variety of images. Whether human, animal or vegetable, alive or dead, beautiful, ugly, shocking or sensual, flesh provokes a reaction, so it is not surprising that artists over the centuries have drawn inspiration from it and the latest exhibition at York Art Gallery explores this response in a fascinating, thoughtful way.

Pupils at Queen Mary's School, Baldersby Park' with Robert Beaumont' biographer of the Railway King. Picture: Mike Cowling

Expelled and bankrupt: Amazing story of Yorkshire’s Railway King

A MAN WHO was expelled from school and his village before becoming an exiled bankrupt does not sound like an ideal role model for school pupils.


Ofsted says maths work was at primary school level at Yorkshire secondary going into special measures

AN OFSTED report which placed a North Yorkshire secondary school into special measures found too much teaching was weak and that some maths work seen by inspectors was at primary school level.

The compassion of Maureen Greaves, after her husband Alan was murdered as he walked to church to play the organ at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, is highlighted in a new book by the Archbishop of York.

John Sentamu: A love supreme that weathers all storms

THERE was one particular moment I’ll never forget on my six-month pilgrimage across the Diocese of York. During that time I covered a lot of ground, saw a lot of wonderful things, prayed many prayers and met many incredible people.

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Castle Howard. Picture by James Hardisty.

Castle Howard features removed from heritage risk list

“Critical” features of the famous Castle Howard estate have been taken off Historic England’s list of heritage sites which are deemed to be at risk, it was revealed today.

Sarah Panitzke, who is among 10 most wanted British criminals thought to be hiding in Spain.

York woman in £1 billion tax fraud named on ‘most wanted’ fugitive list

A YORK woman at the centre of a £1 billion tax fraud was named today as one of the ten most wanted British criminals thought to be hiding in Spain.

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Hope & Social

Gig preview: Hope & Social album launch at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Hope & Social’s newly released fifth studio album, Feel, is a cheery affair.

Gary Mills is back at the team he guided to promotion to the Football League in 2012.

Exclusive: Jackie McNamara has not put money into York City – Jason McGill

YORK CITY chairman Jason McGill last night vehemently denied that Jackie McNamara has any financial involvement with the club amid suggestions this had played a part in the Scot’s unusual job swap.

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Van Hardman is filmed doing a wheelie in York

Biker is filmed doing wheelie as he speeds through York street at 78mph

A BIKER has been banned after he was filmed doing a wheelie as hs clocked speeds of up to 78 mph along a residential street in York.

A view of the York Minster bell towers. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

Ding-dong in the bell tower: York Minster axed ringers ‘on safeguarding grounds’

The saga of York Minster’s axed bell-ringers took another twist today after Archbishop John Sentamu claimed the group had been removed after showing “repeated disregard” for policies safeguarding the vulnerable.

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A police officer was punched in the face in York on Saturday night.

Yorkshire police chief’s fury after colleague is punched in the face

An attack on a York police officer who was punched in the face several times before completing her overnight shift has been described as “just not acceptable”.

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Dr Peter Addyman at his home in  York

The Chart Show: Mapping 2,000 years of York’s history

The man who’s been called “Mr Jorvik” leads me to the end of the smart York street where he lives. “This is a good example of the layers of history we have in York,” he says. “We’re on the edge of a Roman road, above a Roman cemetery; there are multiple Romans six or eight feet down over there. Over to the right is the site of a cock-fighting pit, and here’s the birthplace of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree, the great industrialist and social reformer. Look...”

MOVING UPSTAIRS: Jackie McNamara has been appointed as York City's chief executive, after stepping aside to be replaced as manager by former Minstermen boss Gary Mills. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Gary Mills returns to York City as Jackie McNamara moves ‘upstairs’

YORK CITY have appointed former Celtic captain Jackie McNamara as their new chief executive just six days after his resignation as manager.

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UPDATED: Woman airlifted to hospital after accident on A64 near York

A WOMAN was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary following one of three accidents which caused traffic chaos on the A64 near York today.

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