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Agreement reached over York City's new stadium

York City Football Club and the City of York Council have approved an agreement which will see the club take a long term tenancy at their new home. The agreement also secures £2million funding contribution towards the new stadium.

The 8000 all-seater stadium and leisure complex will be the first of its kind for York. It will also have fitness and play areas, as well as a community hub focussed on providing health services for residents.


Stockeld Park's ice rink closed due to wind

A Christmas adventure park in West Yorkshire has had to close its ice rink due to high winds.

The closure is only temporary, and people who have bought vouchers for today will be refunded.

The park is part-way through a successful festive season, having seen thousands of children pass through its gates.

A spokesman said: "We have a had a great season, Santa will have seen over 12,000 children by Christmas eve, and we will have seen over 10,000 visitors in 10 weeks this year."

The rink is expected to be open tomorrow.

High winds cause travel disruption

There is disruption to flights at Leeds Bradford Airport due to strong winds. Flights are being delayed, cancelled or diverted to Manchester and passengers are being advised to contact their airline.

There is also disruption on the roads with the Humber Bridge closed to high sided vehicles.


Gary Verity: "Great news" for Tour de Yorkshire towns

The start and finish locations of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race have been announced. Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and York were unveiled as the start and finish lines of the three day race by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire this morning. The race will be held betwen the first and the third of May, but the exact route will be revealed next month.

Missing 58-year-old could be in South Yorkshire

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 58-year-old who has been missing since the 5th December 2014.

Missing Brian Sawyer Credit: Police handout

Brain Sawyer was last seen at Chatsworth Square, Carlisle, at 12:30pm on 5th December and no one has seen or heard from him since. It is thought he may have travelled to South Yorkshire as he knows the area well.

He is described as 5ft 6” tall and of a medium build. He has white receding hair and was last seen wearing a dark red polo shirt, brown corduroy trousers, dark green/blue jacket and black shoes.

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