Funeral for WWII hero Freddie

The funeral takes place today of World War Two hero Freddie Johnson. The former rear gunner, from Tadcaster, was awarded six medals.

Police pay tribute

Tributes to murdered officer

A memorial service to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Special Constable Glenn Goodman by an IRA gunman has been held.

Glenn Goodman

Police officer remembered

A memorial service marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of special constable Glenn Goodman, shot dead by IRA gunman Paul Magee.

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Flash floods hit South Milford

Fire crews were called to a North Yorkshire village last night when flash flooding hit.

Heavy rain and a blocked culvert meant water backed up into various properties on the High Street in South Milford.

The fire service was called around 9.40pm and sent three crews from Tadcaster and Acomb as well as a high volume pump from Harrogate.

The crews worked until around 1am pumping water out of various properties.


Teenager missing from Tadcaster

Harry Wilson Credit: North Yorkshire Police

A teenager has gone missing from home in Tadcaster.

14-year-old Harry Wilson has not been seen since 11am this morning.

Police are searching around the Tadcaster area and officers want anyone with information to contact them

Harry is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall, with short brown hair. When he was last seen he was wearing a white hooded top, camel-coloured trousers and grey trainers.

A64 closed westbound after crash

There are long delays on the A64 westbound due to an accident between a car and a van. It happened between the A1237 York Outer Ring Road at Copmanthorpe and the A659. There is queuing traffic to A19 Fulford Interchange.

Fire and ambulance crews are on the road, which is expected to be closed for some time. The estimated travel time is 60 minutes.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal Tadcaster collision

North Yorkshire police officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision near Tadcaster are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The collision involved a BMW car and a woman pedestrian, who suffered fatal injuries. She was taken to York District Hospital where she was sadly pronounced dead.

It happened just after 7pm on Monday 11 November 2013, on the eastbound carriageway of the A64 at Bilbrough.


Mother and daughter reunited after decades apart

For years Freda Pickering from Wetherby wondered what had happened to the daughter she gave up at birth, only to discover that she'd been seeing her without knowing it everyday.

Freda worked as a bus conductor and checked tickets on the school bus that her daughter Carol used to take to Tadcaster Grammar in 1956. They were reunited after Carol tracked down her mother's contact details through the website. Victoria Whittam's been to meet them.

Police dog attacks innocent man

A man from Tadcaster has described the moment he thought he was going to die when he was attacked by a police dog. Mark Smith had been helping direct police towards a wanted man near his home when the dog struck.

Instead of going for the suspect the animal sunk its teeth into Mark's arm. He's spent two nights in hospital and it could be months before he fully recovers.

Man fears he may use lose of arm after police dog attack

Mark Smith recovering after the attack Credit: Calendar

A Tadcaster man has told Calendar he fears he may lose the use of his arm after being attacked by a police dog. The animal savaged Mark Smith's arm as he tried to guide police in to arrest a suspect

In a statement North Yorkshire police said: "[We] can confirm that a member of the public was bitten by a police dog during the pursuit of a wanted man in Tadcaster on Thursday 23 May 2013. The matter has been passed to the Force’s Professional Standards Department."

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