Friday Sep 12
Crunch York flood report will be put to residents
The long-awaited draft Flood Risk Management strategy has been presented to City of York Council , written in conjunction with key partners including the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. It states that millions need to be spent on bolstering York's flood defences and proposes a list of meas - ures including schemes to improve defences along the River Ouse and River Foss, such as upgrades to the Foss Barrier pumps, the renovation of flood gates and improvements to existing flood banks.
a Police cordon has been set up in Bishopthorpe this afternoon, due to an ongoing incident.
A POLICE cordon has been set up in Bishopthorpe this afternoon, over concerns about unexploded munitions discovered in the area. The cordon is in place around MacLagan Road, and is believed to be due to the discovery of a metal item in the garden to the rear of a property in the road.
Violent thunder storms hit York and North Yorkshire last night.
Fourteen-year-old Chloe Wood captured this impressive shot of lightning strikes coming down over Bishopthorpe from her bedroom in the village.
UPDATED: 4.20PM: NUT strike July 10 - York school closures latest list
Of the 64 state schools in York, 23 have so far confirmed some or all classes will be affected, and eight have still to announce, with 33 confirmed as fully open.
Claire and James Fearns with Megan Roberts' mum, Jackie
THE couple who found the body of York student Megan Roberts have pledged to help raise funds and river safety awareness to try to prevent another tragedy.