The oldest working theatre in the UK is launching a fundraising appeal to try to save the venue from closure.
The funeral takes place today of World War Two hero Freddie Johnson. The former rear gunner, from Tadcaster, was awarded six medals.
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has announced that Dave Jones is set to become the new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire police.
Ripon MP Julian Smith today got a pledge from the Defence Minister to visit the city before deciding if the Claro Army barracks will close permanently or be redeveloped for another military purpose.
Earlier this year it was announced the barracks were to close as part of a Ministry of Defence shake-up to accommodate thousands of troops returning from Germany in 2015.
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has accused some large companies of using loopholes to avoid paying taxes.
He was speaking on the eve of the G8 conference in Northern Ireland. In his first public appearance since his operation for prostate cancer, he called for world leaders to reveal which tax payers were not paying as much as they should.
A donation of £50,000 has been given to an autism charity on Teesside - raised partly by a trek to Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of a climber from York.
The cheque was presented to the charity today at The Daisy Chain Project headquarters, in Norton, by housing group Vela.
John Taylor, who lived near York, was killed in an avalanche in the French Alps last year.
He had previously worked for Vela.
Several of his friends recently trekked up Mount Kilimanjaro in his memory and to raise money for charity.
A plaque was also unveiled in his memory today.
Soldiers based at Europe's biggest Army base, Catterick Garrison, will find out today if any of them are to lose their jobs. The MoD wants to lay off five thousand three hundred soldiers as part of budget cuts.
The widow of climber John Taylor, from Poppleton, near York, who died last year with his friend Steve Barber, in an avalanche in the French Alps, will unveil a memorial to her husband today.
Campaigners fighting to save the National Railway Museum staged a rally outside the museum in York today. They fear it could close if major budget cuts are implemented. Chris Kiddey reports.
Forest Moor Road in Knaresborough is closed in both directions at the B6163 Calcutt junction, because of a serious accident.
About one hundred campaigners gathered in York to stage a rally against the possible closure of the city's National railway museum. The venue, along with the National Media Museum in Bradford, may have to close because of government funding cuts.
A rally is taking place this lunchtime in York against the possible closure of the National Railway Museum.
The demonstration, which begins at midday, follows the news that the museum or one of its two sister museums in the north (The National Media Museum in Bradford and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester) could shut under planned Government cuts.
A public consultation around the provision of paediatric and maternity services at Northallerton's Friarage Hospital will start ‘as soon as possible’.
It was recently given the go-ahead from the Secretary of State after having been referred for review but had been temporarily been put on hold.
This was while more clarity was sought about the impact of a separate project currently being undertaken by the NHS in Darlington, Durham and Tees around reviewing the quality of health services.
Dr Vicky Pleydell, Chief Clinical Officer for Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, said:
We needed the reassurance from the northern CCGs that their work would not impact on the two options that will form the basis of our consultation. I’m pleased to say we have now been given this reassurance.
I have today attended a meeting of the North Yorkshire Scrutiny of Health Committee at which I explained our intention to start the formal consultation as soon as possible.
We discussed why we are not intending to consult on a third option of leaving the service as it is. The case for change is clear, and it would not be safe for the service to remain as it is currently.
– Dr Vicky Pleydell, Chief Clinical Officer for Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG
The number of sick children requiring inpatient care and number of high risk births are too small to support the size and experience required of medical teams to ensure a safe and high quality service.
Our preferred option would mean that the vast majority of children’s and maternity services at the Friarage would be retained and women would still be able to choose the Friarage for low-risk births. Children would still be assessed by the appropriate clinician at the paediatric short stay assessment unit.
We aim to start the consultation as soon as we have a project team in place.