The planning application for the York Community Stadium has been approved by the City of York Council!
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Plans to build a new sports community stadium for York City could get the go ahead today.
The application to the City of York council includes an 8,000 seater stadium along with sports and leisure facilities at the now demolished site of the Huntingdon Stadium.
Former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle, who was seriously injured in a collision with a lorry, is awake in hospital.
His wife, Gemma Carlisle, thanked supporters on Twitter and confirmed that he is awake.
The 35-year-old former Professional Footballers' Association chairman was seriously injured following the collision on the A64, near York, on December 22 and remains in a Leeds hospital.
North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation into the circumstances of the incident and appealed for witnesses.
The Metropolitan Police later confirmed that Carlisle was charged with failing to provide a sample on December 20 - days before his serious injuries - and is due to appear in court later this month.
Former Leeds United and York City defender Clarke Carlisle is in a "stable and relatively comfortable" condition, but faces a "long road to full recovery", his family have said.
The 35-year-old was seriously injured in a collision with a lorry on December 22.
The incident happened on the A64, near York, and Carlisle is recovering in hospital in Leeds.
A statement from his family, released by the Professional Footballers' Association, of which Carlisle is a former chairman, said:
"Our family and especially Clarke, would like to thank each and every person for their unbelievable support at this very difficult time.
"The fantastic and expert attention of all of the staff at Leeds General Infirmary has brought him from a critical condition to a stable and relatively comfortable one.
"However, this will be a long road to full recovery and the family would request that you respect our privacy at this time."
It emerged earlier this week that Carlisle was facing court action over an alleged drink driving offence after being charged just days before suffering his injury.
He was charged with failing to provide a sample on December 20 and is scheduled to appear in court on January 20.
The family of former Leeds United and York City defender Clarke Carlisle has revealed he is now in a stable condition in hospital but faces "a long road to a full recovery." The ex-chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association suffered serious injuries when, as a pedestrian, he was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A64 near York on December 22.
It later emerged that just days before the crash he had been charged with a drink driving offence by the Metropolitan Police.
Tonight his family issued a statement through the PFA:
"Our family and especially Clarke, would like to thank each and every person for their unbelievable support at this very difficult time. The fantastic and expert attention of all of the staff at Leeds General infirmary has brought him from a critical condition to a stable and relatively comfortable one. However, this will be a long road to full recovery and the family would request that you respect our privacy at this time."
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The former footballer Clarke Carlisle is seriously ill in hospital in Leeds tonight after being injured in a collision with a lorry in North Yorkshire.
A charity he works with says he's suffered head and knee injuries - his wife has described his condition as very poorly but stable - and she says she's been overwhelmed with messages of support, as Jon Hill reports.