An amnesty on flares and smoke grenades has been held by police at a pre-season football match in York today.
A red bin was placed outside Bootham Crescent ahead of York City's friendly with Sheffield Wednesday. Police want to encourage fans to drop off any flares or smoke grenades which can be dangerous and are illegal to set off in football grounds and other public places.
*North Yorkshire Police's Football Liaison Officers are holding a Pyrotechnics Amnesty at Bootham Crescent today. *
The initiative is being held with the support of York City Football Club to raise awareness of the dangers and the law around flares and smoke grenades which many people believe are harmless. **
A red bin will be placed outside the ground where fans can drop off any flares or smoke grenades ahead of today's pre-season friendly against Sheffield Wednesday.**
York City have signed centre-back David Winfield on a two-year deal.
The former Shrewsbury, Wycombe and Aldershot player joins Nigel Worthington's men as they look to build on last season's run to the League Two play-offs.
York City are also in play-off action at home to Fleetwood Town in the first leg of their League Two semi-final.
It has been an extraordinary season for the Nigel Worthington's Minstermen. At the turn of the year they were 22nd in the League, just above the relegation zone.
But victory against tomorrow's opponents at the beginning of February was the start of a club record run of 17 games without defeat - form that took them into the final play-off place.
John Shires has been speaking to York boss Nigel Worthington:
Volunteers from the charity 'Missing People' will be appealing for information about Megan Roberts at York City's home match on Saturday.
They will be asking fans at Bootham Crescent if they saw the 20-year-old university student on the night she disappeared a fortnight ago after partying with friends.
It is believed she may have drowned after falling into the River Ouse, near Lendal Bridge, but despite extensive searches, her body has not been found.
York City have signed centre-half Keith Lowe on a permanent deal.
The 28 year-old had been on loan from Cheltenham Town since November, but has now signed a two and a half year deal.
Lowe made nine League appearances for The Minstermen and leaves Cheltenham Town having made 133 appearances, scoring eight goals.
Castleford have linked up with Championship One club York and will launch the partnership with a pre-season friendly on Sunday January 19.
The clubs have come together after scrapping last season's respective dual-registration agreements with Keighley and Hull.
York were relegated from the Championship in 2013 and are hoping their partnership with Castleford will help them win back their place in the second tier of professional rugby league.
York City need a point from their final game of the season on Saturday to make absolutely sure they aren't relegated from the Football League. John Shires spoke to long serving captain Chris Smith ahead of the vital clash at relegation rivals Dagenham & Redbridge.
York City chairman Jason McGill tells Calendar about his decision to dispense with Gary Mills and appoint Nigel Worthington as his successor.
New York City manager Nigel Worthington speaking to our reporter Charlie Garforth at Bootham Crescent today.