The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has recorded a video message for Easter Sunday.
Today is the 39th birthday of York chef Claudia Lawrence who has been missing since March 2009.
“I cannot believe that we are yet again at another birthday for Claudia and there is still no news as to what has happened to her," said Martin Dales, who is Claudia’s father Peter Lawrence's spokesman.
"All anniversaries are hard for the family and friends to cope with and it is unacceptable that there is still no closure – good or bad.
“So I make a further appeal to those who know these answers.
"How can you sleep at night knowing you know the answer?
“ How can you live the lie with yourselves?
“ Have you no feelings for those who are suffering because of your misguided silence?
“Do what you know in your heart of hearts what is right and end the misery of all those who love and care for Claudia even if you don’t.”
The battle for the final resting for King Richard III seems already won, with the decision solely in the hands of the university experts.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) today confirmed that it was the University of Leicester's decision to make as they had been granted permission to exhume the monarch's body.
York Council had confirmed it was writing to the Queen and the MoJ to lay claim to the remains.
In a statement the Ministry of Justice said today:
"The licence we issued states that the applicant (the University of Leicester) would, no later than August 31, 2014, deposit the remains at Jewry Wall Museum or have them interred at St Martin's Cathedral or in a burial ground in which interments may legally take place.
"The precise location of reburial is now for the University of Leicester."
– Philippa Langley, Richard III Society
"Wow, today marks the culmination of an extraordinary journey of discovery.
We have searched for Richard and we have found him, now it is time to honour him."
She describes how it was a near-miss. The dig almost got cancelled because one of the funding bodies pulled out.
The tomb design will be revealed in the next few weeks.
An art gallery in York opened its doors today to invite anyone visiting to add graffiti to its walls. Armed with a stick of chalk dozens of people made their mark. The event is being held on the last day before York Art Gallery closes for a two-year renovation project.
A ten-year-old boy was set on fire after being sprayed with an aerosol can in a York park, the Yorkshire Post reports.
Gabriel Wishart, was targeted by a group of boys on Tuesday, who sprayed him and then set his clothes alight.
North Yorkshire Police said the incident was "very concerning".
– SERGEANT ED NOBLE, NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE
This is a very concerning incident which could have had serious consequences, but thankfully the boy did not suffer any injuries but was left shaken by the ordeal. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and we are appealing for information from members of the local community.
The River Ouse in central York, which has flooded several times in the past few weeks, is currently more than 13ft (4m) above its average summer level after spilling over its banks again.
Pumps were being used to clear water from pubs, restaurants, homes and hotels along its banks today.
Many of the businesses hit were in the process of being renovated, having been shut since November's deluge.
An investigation is underway in York after a three-year-old girl died after becoming entangled in a piece of equipment in a play area at York College this afternoon.
The girl suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead when she arrived at York District Hospital. City of York Council said:
"All relevant agencies are aware and will be working together over the next few days. This evening our thoughts are with the family of the child and staff at the nursery."
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