Wed, 23rd Apr 2014

Press News

People 'priced out of healthy food'

7:45am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: More than a third of people say it is too expensive to eat healthily

High food prices have left more than a third of people in the UK struggling to afford to eat healthily, a charity says.

Freedom of the city for Murray

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Tennis star Andy Murray is to receive the freedom of Stirling and an honorary degree from the university where he trained as a boy.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has said he is thrilled to be coming home ahead of receiving the freedom of Stirling and an honorary degree from the university where he trained as a boy.

Clifford sex jury to go out again

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Publicist Max Clifford is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls

Jurors in the trial of veteran celebrity agent Max Clifford are set to begin a fifth day of deliberations today.

DJ Kate crowned Queen of the Decks

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: The Duchess watches as William uses DJ decks at the youth community centre The Northern Sound System (AP)

The Duchess of Cambridge has been crowned the Queen of the Decks after discovering a hidden talent for DJ-ing.

Curb excessive pay, Cable warns

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Business Secretary Vince Cable has warned firms to curb excessive pay deals and bonuses

Business Secretary Vince Cable has urged Britain's leading companies to show restraint over executive pay and slash bonuses to restore public trust.

Three dead children: woman arrested

6:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Police at a house in New Malden, south London, after a woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three children believed to be suffering from life-limiting genetic disorders were found dead in a house.

Fire deaths jury to be sworn in

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Seven men and a youth are going on trial accused of murdering a mother and her three children who died when a fire engulfed their home

A jury is expected to be sworn in today for the trial of seven men and a youth who are accused of murdering a mother and her three children who died when a fire engulfed their home.

Inquest into man's helicopter death

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Nolan Goble died in a helicopter crash in the North Sea on April 1, 2009 (Grampian Police/PA)

An inquest into the death of a man in a North Sea helicopter crash will take place today.

Cash for vehicle technology schemes

12:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Cummins and its partners will receive a £4.9 million grant for a £9.9 million project to deliver reductions in carbon emissions from bus engines

Projects that will put Formula 1 technology into buses and diggers and develop the next generation of engines are to receive money from a joint £1 billion Government-industry fund.

Pancreatic cancer adverts cleared

12:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: The ASA has cleared ads that show pancreatic cancer sufferers saying they would rather have a different form of the disease (Pancreatic Cancer Action/PA)

Adverts for a pancreatic cancer charity that featured sufferers saying they would rather have a different form of the disease have been cleared following 121 complaints.

Campaign to find best energy deal

12:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: The Be An Energy Shopper campaign urges customers to shop around for a better deal

Almost half of Britons do not "prioritise" finding the best energy deal despite the potential for saving money, a survey for regulator Ofgem has found.

Clegg urges industry culture change

12:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Nick Clegg is due to talk about "hidden prejudices" which can limit women's career ambitions and men's ability to spend time with their families

Nick Clegg will demand a culture change across British industry to tackle "old-fashioned attitudes" to flexible, family-friendly working practices.

JJB chief's forgery trial abandoned

1:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Former executive chairman of the now-defunct JJB Sports Sir David Jones arriving at Leeds Crown Court

The trial of a former executive chairman of the now defunct JJB Sports chain, who was accused of forging a bank statement to disguise the fact that he had borrowed £1.5 million, has been abandoned due to his ill health.

Cameron in talks with Van Rompuy

12:34pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Herman Van Rompuy and David Cameron are to hold talks at Chequers

David Cameron will discuss the Ukraine crisis and EU reform with Herman Van Rompuy at Chequers tonight.

Blair to warn West on radical Islam

11:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Tony Blair will describe a wider crisis with its roots in 'a radicalised and politicised view of Islam, an ideology that distorts and warps Islam's true message'

The West must put aside differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on tackling the threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair will warn tomorrow.

Moyes 'given less time due to debt'

1:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: David Moyes has been sacked as Manchester United manager

Manchester United's mountainous debt pile and wage bill meant its owners could ill afford to give David Moyes the same amount of time to succeed as his predecessor Alex Ferguson, it was claimed today.

Tributes paid to street burns boy

8:45am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Preston Flores, seven, who has died after being badly burned in Aberdeen (Police Scotland/PA Wire)

The mother of a boy who died from severe burns said his death had "ripped the family apart".

Madison murder charge man remanded

7:53am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: A man has appeared in court charged with murdering Madison Horne, two. (Police Scotland/PA)

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a two-year-old girl.

William and Kate enjoy Uluru sunset

3:17am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Uluru in the background

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were left marvelling at Uluru at sunset after spending the day in the Australian outback.

Farage rejects 'racist' posters row

3:17am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Ukip leader Nigel Farage launches his party's European election billboard campaign in Sheffield.

Nigel Farage has dismissed a welter of criticism over "racist" posters launching Ukip's campaign for the European and local elections.

New BBC drama 'incomprehensible'

1:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Jessica Brown Findlay stars in the new BBC drama Jamaica Inn

Viewers who tuned into the launch of Jamaica Inn were left frustrated after struggling to make out the dialogue in the BBC's new period drama.

Coulson 'rubber-stamped payment'

1:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Andy Coulson denies a charge of conspiring to hack phones

Former tabloid editor Andy Coulson "rubber-stamped" a payment to a royal source for a story, despite being warned by a colleague that being caught could end up with both parties in court, he told the phone hacking trial.

Christian values 'underpin society'

11:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Attorney General Dominic Grieve has dismissed critics of David Cameron's assertion that Britain is a Christian country

British society is "underpinned by Christian values", the Government's senior law officer said as he dismissed criticism of David Cameron for talking about his faith.

Business lending drops by £500m

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: A new Bank of England report has found that business lending contracted by £500 million in the three months to February

Business lending continued to shrink in the three months to February despite the improving economy, according to a Bank of England report.

Buddha tattoo sees Briton deported

12:34pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: A British tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka because of a tattoo of Buddha on her arm

A British tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka because of a tattoo of Buddha on her arm.

Facebook boss defends targeted ads

10:59am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Facebook can target adverts at users according to their individual interests

Facebook is very protective of its users' privacy and personal data despite the use of personalised advertisements, the firm's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has said .

Consumer confidence 'hits new high'

11:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Consumer sentiment reached 136 points in March, according to Lloyds Bank's "spending power" report

Consumers' confidence in their financial situation is at its most positive level in over three years, prompting predictions that people will become more willing to splash out on luxuries in the coming months, a report has found.

Scuba Briton killed in Philippines

10:59am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Tony Gilchrist, who was shot dead in the Philippines, had been praised for helping with aid missions after a typhoon hit last year

A British man who opened a scuba diving business in the Philippines has been shot dead on the island where he lived.

Council chief on firearms charges

10:59am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: The chairman of a parish council in Suffolk has been charged with firearms offences

A parish council chairman has been charged with firearms offences after a hoard of weapons was found in a village home.

GSK and Novartis agree tie-up deal

10:59am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: GlaxoSmithKline has announced a tie-up with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis

GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss rival Novartis are to create a consumer healthcare powerhouse as part of a string of deals in the pharmaceuticals sector today.

Savile victims 'how to claim' ads

6:15am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Newspaper ads are telling alleged victims of Jimmy Savile how to claim compensation

Newspaper advertisements have been published telling p eople who claim they were sexually abused by television presenter Jimmy Savile how to apply for compensation.

Boyle plans film on Apple star Jobs

10:59am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Danny Boyle is in talks to direct a movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in talks to direct a movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, with Leonardo DiCaprio tipped to star in the title role.

Family law reforms come into force

6:15am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: Liberal Democrat family justice minister Simon Hughes has unveiled reforms of for the family justice system.

The new Family Court in England and Wales comes into force today as part of a major shake-up for the family justice system.

Paying for sex 'should be outlawed'

5:21am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: An ex-minister is calling for a law change to make paying for sex illegal

Paying for sex should be made illegal and the laws on prostitution need reforming, a former Conservative Cabinet minister said.

Watchdog blocks breast cancer drug

12:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Nice is to block a new drug for breast cancer which extends women's lives by almost six months

A new drug for breast cancer which extends women's lives by almost six months is to be blocked from routine NHS access under draft guidance issued by a health watchdog.

Alcohol price rise in violence link

12:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: A change in alcohol habits since 2008 could be one reason for the continued reduction in binge drinking and serious violence, a new study suggests

An increase in alcohol prices is partly responsible for a reduction in binge drinking and serious violence for the sixth consecutive year, a study has claimed.

Blair to warn West on radical Islam

12:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Tony Blair will describe a wider crisis with its roots in 'a radicalised and politicised view of Islam, an ideology that distorts and warps Islam's true message'

The West must put aside differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on tackling the threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair will warn.

Salmond appeals to border community

12:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Mr Salmond will again insist that Scotland will keep the pound, despite the pointed refusal of all major UK parties to agree to a currency union

People in the north of England would still be able to work and trade in an independent Scotland without changing currency, First Minister Alex Salmond will say today.

Ex-heads of MI5 and Bank honoured

12:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: Mervyn King has been made Knight Companion

The former heads of the Bank of England and MI5 have been appointed to the Order of the Garter by the Queen, Buckingham Palace has announced.

'Squalid' Brinsford 'should close'

12:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

York Press: HMP/YOI Brinsford, near Wolverhampton

There have been calls for a young offenders institution to be closed down after inspectors found that inmates were living in "squalid conditions" among the worst ever seen.

Kingswood family trapped in flaming car at lion enclosure

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

York Press: A 4x4-type car engulfed in flames at Longleat Safari Park,

A mother has described the "dilemma" she faced with her two children after their car burst into flames in a lion enclosure.

Blurred Lines most downloaded track

7:01pm Monday 21st April 2014

York Press: Robin Thicke's song Blurred Lines has been named the UK's most downloaded track of all time

Robin Thicke's controversial chart-topper has been named the most downloaded track in UK music history.

Heroin part of growing up: Albarn

2:39pm Monday 21st April 2014

York Press: Damon Albarn photographed by David Bailey for Time Out magazine (Kaper PR)

Blur and Gorillaz star Damon Albarn has described his past heroin use as "part of me growing up".

Death of girl, two, 'suspicious'

10:38am Monday 21st April 2014

York Press: Tributes left for a two-year-old, whose death is being treated as suspicious, outside a property in Croftangry Road in Kelty

Police investigating the suspicious death of a two-year-old girl are following a positive line of inquiry.

George photos taken on Kate stroll

8:19am Monday 21st April 2014

York Press: The Duchess of Cambridge pictured attending an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney

The Duchess of Cambridge has been photographed unawares with Prince George in Australia during a day off from official engagements.

Universities quit CBI over No vote

8:19am Monday 21st April 2014

York Press: John Cridland said that the CBI is not trying to influence the Scottish voter

Three of Scotland's ancient universities have left the CBI after it formally backed a ''no'' vote in the referendum.

Farage defends Ukip poster campaign

2:39pm Monday 21st April 2014

York Press: Leader Nigel Farage has defended a new Ukip poster campaign as after it was attacked by political opponents

Nigel Farage has defended a new immigration-centred Ukip poster campaign as "a hard-hitting reflection of reality" after it was attacked as "racist" by political opponents.

NUT backs further strike action

10:38am Monday 21st April 2014

York Press: Schools are to face widespread disruption after teachers voted to stage further strikes

Teachers have voted to stage further strikes, starting with a summer walkout, in a long-running bitter dispute over pay, pensions and conditions, leaving schools facing the prospect of widespread disruption.

Stars attend Peaches Geldof funeral

3:18am Monday 21st April 2014

York Press: The coffin of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Sir Bob Geldof, arrives at his home ahead of her funeral service at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Davington, near Faversham, Kent.

Celebrity mourners joined friends and family to bid a final farewell to tragic Peaches Geldof at the model and television presenter's funeral.

Crowd chant the name of dying fan

7:57pm Monday 21st April 2014

York Press: Home fans at Hillsborough gave a standing ovation after 12 minutes

Thousands of football supporters have paid tribute to a dying fan by chanting his name at a match.

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