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A wee problem in Sherburn-in-Elmet

Campaigners trying to save a public toilet in North Yorkshire, have vowed to fight on, even though work to demolish it has begun.

Selby council say removing the old block in Sherburn in Elmet will improve the look and feel of the village and say it has the support of the local parish council.

But protest leader Malcoln Dowson claims the facilities, which have stood for over 100 years, are much needed because the population is growing and the toilets should be refurbished.

Fresh appeal for man in breach of licence conditions

Police are appealing for help to trace a man wanted to recall for prison.

Ashley Fulcher Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Ashley Fulcher, aged 24, could be in the Selby area, or he may have travelled to Norfolk.

Fulcher was originally arrested in connection with an offence of GBH in January 2012. He was sentenced on 19 March 2012 to 40 months in prison.

He was released from imprisonment on licence on 23 May 2013 and has recently breached his licence conditions, including failing to attend meetings with probation and for bad behaviour.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ashley Fulcher has been urged to contact North Yorkshire Police.


Cycling team try out Tour de Yorkshire stage

With less than 3 weeks to go until the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire one of the professional cycling teams taking part has been trying out one of the stages.

The One Pro team was in Selby this morning as they prepared to take on stage 2 of the race, which ends in York.

Former England test cricketer Matt Prior is the team's chief executive.


Protesters gather to save public toilets from demolition

Protesters have gathered outside a toilet block in Sherburn in Elmet on the day Selby Council say it's due to be demolished .

Retired auctioneer Malcolm Dowson is leading the protest to save the only public toilets in the village.

The toilets, which have been on the high street for decades, are set to go down the pan after he says the parish and district council agreed to demolish them without seeking villagers approval.

Appeal for witnesses after Selby collision

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious head-on collision in the Selby area on Easter Sunday.

It occurred on the A63 near the Brackenholme Business Park at about 12.25pm. The crash involved two red saloon cars, a VW Passat and a Seat Toledo.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, attended the scene to assist five casualties.

The 23-year-old man driving the Seat Toledo, who is from Selby, was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious but not life-threatening injuries. He is in a “satisfactory” condition and has been released from hospital, police say.

A male passenger in the VW Passat and two men in the Seat Toledo were taken by ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment to less serious injuries. The passengers from the Seat Toledo have received treatment for broken bones and cuts and bruises.

The driver of the VW Passat, a 22-year-old man from Goole, failed a roadside breath test. Police enquiries are ongoing into this matter.

The stretch of road remained closed until 7.50pm to allow the police to fully examine the collision scene and for the two cars to be recovered.

TV star collects grand total for cancer research

Calendar presenter Christine Talbot was in the village of Burn near Selby on Friday March 21 to collect a total of £1000 for Cancer Research UK.

Christine Talbot with Andy Gowdall, landlord of The Wheatsheaf Pub, Burn Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The money was raised over Christine’s twelve months as Burn’s ‘Honorary Duchess’, a title bestowed when she switched on the village Christmas lights in 2013.

From collections at the lights event, including the Christmas market in the Methodist Chapel, donations from residents and the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s group and last June’s Big Lunch, plus the giant whisky bottle always available for spare change on the Wheatsheaf bar, the grand total came as a surprise to Burn’s latest VIP.

I can’t believe that such a tiny village has managed to raise so much cash! It’s brilliant and I am really honoured to be accepting the money on behalf of Cancer Research UK, a cause very close to my heart after my breast cancer scare a couple of years ago. The charity does amazing work, and every penny we can send on will help enormously.”

– Christine Talbot, Calendar presenter
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