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Archive Monday 1 August 2022

How to watch tonight’s Love Island final as one more couple departs the villa

Love Island 2022 is coming to an end as four couples will go head to head to be crowned the winners during tonight’s live final. The final episode of the ITV dating series will see Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti, Gemma Owen and Luca

York filmmaker wept after filming refugee child race for a train clutching binbag

A YORK filmmaker has told of his emotional trip to Ukraine filming a documentary about an aid convoy - and about its return to the UK with refugees fleeing the war. Dave Thorp filmed a Van-Aid convoy of half a dozen vehicles, all operated by volunteers

York Gin enjoys a Yorkshire Day to remember

York Gin has had a Yorkshire Day to remember - with all four gins it entered into the Great Taste Awards winning stars in the prestigious tasting competition. York Gin London Dry won two stars, described as ‘above and beyond delicious’. Only around

Thousands flock to North Yorkshire music festival

A WELL-LOVED music festival returned to Malton last Saturday (July 30). The boutique family-friendly festival, Meadowfest, was held in the meadow between the River Derwent and the Talbot Hotel from 10am-10pm. On the day there were performances

New digital forensics van is boost for rape victims

POLICE in North Yorkshire hope to deliver a faster and more sensitive service for rape and sexual assault victims with the launch of a new mobile digital forensic laboratory. The force says its new digital triage van is kitted out with the most

York council housing upgrades move forward

Leading York councillors have approved a range of repairs and safety improvements to the homes of council tenants. The council’s Executive confirmed the move on Thursday, following consultation with affected residents. The decision notice issued

Stunning York riverside location for free summer festival

A RIVERSIDE festival is set to take place in a stunning location in York this weekend. The Boatyard York, in Bishopthorpe is hosting its first summer festival on Saturday (August 6). Situated just south of York and framed by a stunning river

'We shared him with many. But to us he was a husband, dad and daddy and we loved him totally'

HUNDREDS of people packed York Minster today to say a final farewell to one of the city’s own – broadcasting legend Harry Gration. They included family, friends, invited guests - among them cricket legends Sir Geoffrey Boycott and Dickie Bird -

Burn blooms despite the heat

DESPITE struggles to keep gardens looking more than just scorched earth in the recent heatwave, residents in Burn, near Selby, took on the challenge of the 50th annual ‘Burn in Bloom’ competition. District Councillor Chris Pearson was the judge

Celebration of 'all things geeky' as event returns to York

A CELEBRATION of "all things geeky" returns to York later this month - with a range of media guests, movie scene attractions, costume characters and movie vehicles to enjoy. Unleashed Events are back at York Racecourse hosting another fun and friendly

Police incident in York street

UPDATED 3.35PM: Both police vehicles have now left the scene.   POLICE are currently at an incident in a residential area just outside York city centre. A police van arrived at a property in Margaret Street, off Walmgate, with its blue

York flats to be a caring, sharing co-op

A FORMER York care home, which has been closed for four years, could be converted into affordable homes, on a self-build status, and ran as a co-operative. York-based social housing provider YorSpace CLT Ltd is seeking to convert Morrell House

First loss of the season for York City Knights Ladies against St Helens

YORK City Knights Ladies lost their first game of the Betfred Women’s Super League season after St Helens beat them 12-4. St Helens began the game strongly and within the first minute had opened the scoring. Tara-Jane Stanley fumbled a high

York pays respects to TV legend Harry Gration at York Minster farewell service

HUNDREDS of people gathered outside York Minster today (Monday) to pay their respects to Yorkshire BBC television legend Harry Gration. This morning - on Yorkshire Day (August 1) - a remembrance service was held in York Minster to celebrate

Four teenagers arrested after thieves strike in North Yorkshire village

FOUR teenagers have been arrested after a burglary at a house in North Yorkshire today (August 1). North Yorkshire police say the four have been arrested shortly after a burglary in a village near Harrogate. A Police spokesman said: "Officers

Watch Lionesses Euro 2022 celebrations in Trafalgar Square live

A celebration of England's women's side is set to take place today following their Euro 2022 triumph. Up to 7,000 supporters will join the team at an event hosted by ex-player Alex Scott in Trafalgar Square. The free entry event in Trafalgar

This North Yorkshire village has been celebrating a special 150th birthday

THE community turned out in force to watch an historic bridge in a North Yorkshire village swing in to life as it celebrated its 150th birthday. On Sunday (July 31) villagers in Cawood, downstream from York, celebrated 150 years since the opening

York printworks which closed suddenly with 100 jobs lost reopens with new owner

A YORK printworks which closed suddenly earlier this year after its parent company went into administration has reopened under new ownership. One hundred jobs were lost and creditors blockaded the premises when York Mailing at Elvington shut in

WATCH: Happy Yorkshire Day! - Video showcases best of the county

THIS VIDEO from We are Yorkshire showcases the best that the county has to offer on Yorkshire day. Ariel footage shows attractions such as the York Minster and the Yorkshire Dales. It has been produced by We are Yorkshire, an initiative

A64 through Rillington to remain closed until later this week after burst water main

The A64 through Rillington is to remain closed until later this week after a burst water main caused significant damage to the road. Yesterday (Sunday) the A64 was closed after a hole appeared in the road at the village crossroads. Work is

Plant and grow your own garden roses with these top tips

Gardening is a great way to relax and enjoy some ‘me’ time, and if you’re looking to transform your garden or even just pick up a new hobby, YouGarden has all the tips and tricks you need. Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers, commonly associated

Widower set for York 10k to back Dementia charity in memory of wife

A WIDOWER is preparing to take on the York 10k this weekend as part of his 100k challege in memory of his late wife - passing the church where they married on route. Dr John Hirst's wife, Patricia, was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia 10 

Tributes paid to veteran journalist who has died, aged 84

TRIBUTES have been paid to a veteran journalist who worked for more than half a century for a regional daily newspaper, who has died aged 84. Harry Mead, of Great Broughton near Stokesley, whose daughter Helen is a columnist for The Press, had

York swimmer James Wilby beats Peaty and wins gold at Commonwealth Games

JAMES WILBY clinched gold in the men’s 100-metres breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games as Adam Peaty slipped to a shock defeat, writes Paul Eddison. The 28-year-old Wilby, who trained at Yearsley Pool in Clifton at the start of his career, had

'Not your average runners' set for Race For Life in beloved dad's memory

A FAMILY have signed up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in York in memory of their beloved dad - who died earlier this year. Twins Tom and Mark Burke, 21, from Selby, will be joined by their big sister Maxine Lawton, 31, in leading a team

Why it’s good for York to be a university city

Can you imagine life in York today without our 29,000 university students? Much quieter, no doubt; but surely poorer for it. But how many of us really know and have meaningful contact with our student population? Do we make the best of our universities

Sinkhole closes major road through North Yorkshire

A MAJOR road through North Yorkshire remains closed this morning after a sinkhole opened up. The A64 at Rillington is closed both ways due to emergency water main repairs from High Street, outside the Coach and Horses Pub, to Sands Lane. A

Animal rescue in York suburb

AN animal rescue has been carried out in a York suburb. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they were called in just after 5pm last night to reports of a fox that had got stuck on the cycle path near Woodlea Avenue in Acomb in York.

Fire started deliberately in North Yorkshire playground

A FIRE at a child's playground in North Yorkshire was started deliberately. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they were called out at shortly before 6pm last night (July 31) to after reports of a fire at a play park in St John’s Mews

York prepares to say a final farewell to TV legend, Harry

MEMBERS of the public have been invited to pay their respects to Yorkshire television legend Harry Gration in York today (August 1). A service is being held in York Minster starting at 11.30am on Yorkshire Day to celebrate the broadcaster's life

York area MPs urge people to have their say on A64 consultation

YORK area MPs are calling on the public to have their say on improving a section of the A64 north-east of the city. The move follows National Highways last week launching a public consultation on the section from Hopgrove junction to Barton-le-Willows

'Smiley, bright and wonderful' boy suffers stroke at just 12 months old

A PREVIOUSLY fit and healthy boy has been left with brain damage after suffering a stroke at just over 12 months old. Blake Hanchett, of Pocklington, was a 'smiley, bright and wonderful' baby until he had the stroke without any warning on March

This York riverside hotel is set to undergo a multi-million pound transformation

A RIVERSIDE hotel in York is set to undergo a multi-million pound transformation. The Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre, in North Street, on the southern bank of the River Ouse, employs around 61 staff in the city and is all set to begin undergo

Joseph michael RENDER

RENDER Joseph Michael Thinking of you always on your twenty first anniversary in Heaven. God bless. Dad, Claire, Paul, Emma and Nicola xxx

Andrew SWAN

SWAN Andrew (Swany) Sadly passed away on 13th July aged 47 years. Loving and caring son of Graham and Sandra, brother of Melanie and Lee, also a much loved grandson. Funeral service to take place at York Crematorium on Monday 8th August at 12.20pm. Family

John YEOMAN John

YEOMAN John Suddenly but peacefully in York Hospital on Friday 22nd July 2022 aged 73 years, former printer at Ben Johnsons. A much loved and devoted husband of Linda (nee Graham), a loving dad, father-in-law and gramps. Funeral service to be held at

'Historic day' - York and North Yorkshire to get first directly elected Mayor

YORK and North Yorkshire are to have a directly elected mayor for the first time, under an historic devolution deal to be signed today by a Government Minister. The mayor will be part of a new combined authority across the region which will have

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