The Richard III Reburial: What Does It Say About Us?

Greg Jenner | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Greg Jenner

Yesterday's funeral was about us: about what we feel when we talk about the past, or the concept of death. It was a wish-fulfilment exercise for our own confused emotions about who we are as people, and where we originated...

Have a Grand Hotel Stay in York

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

If you're after a trip away where you can enjoy beautiful surroundings in a city steeped in fascinating history - then head to York. The city offers every urban amenity possible but retains the feeling of being in a market town.

The Return Of The King - To Leicester

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Centuries after Richard III became the last monarch to die in battle, the High Court has ruled it is time for the remains of the York King "to be fina...

POLL: Where Should Richard III Be Buried?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

It's probably not the final chapter that King Richard III had in mind. The battle over his remains will reach the High Court on Tuesday, with his d...

York Students Turn to Sex Work to Fund Degrees

Fiona Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fiona Parker

Dozens of university students in York have turned to sex work as they struggle to fund their degrees, as revealed by Nouse. As many as 30 students in York are operating as escorts, and eight agencies in the area were able to provide student escorts. One agency said they had up to seven students available.

Happy Birthday, Richard III...

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

On this day back in 1452, King Richard III was born. The last Plantagenet king, who was born at Fotheringhay, Northants, would surely not have expe...

'Grab a Vodka to Calm Down', University Staff Tell Freshers

Tom Witherow | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Witherow

Over 250 students have been forced into off-campus accommodation in a situation described by welfare officer George Offer as 'far from ideal', just weeks before they arrive. The university had previously stated that a room was guaranteed for undergraduate freshers with firm or insurance offers, who sent in their applications before the 24 August deadline, yet many still do not know where they will be living.

Archbishop Of York Treated For Prostate Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu has been treated for prostate cancer, the Church has confirmed. The Ugandan-born theologian was treated for "lo...

'They Came With St George's Flags. I Didn't Dare Tell Them He Was Palestinian'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

The elder of the York mosque, which invited members of the EDL in for tea and biscuits in the wake of the Woolwich attack, has described his encounter...

Muslims At York Mosque Invite EDL Members In For Chat

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

Muslim leaders at York Mosque invited members of the English Defence League (EDL) in "to talk over a cup of tea" after receiving agressive threats in ...

'Incredible Hulk' Wanted by Police

PA | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK

Police are hunting a woman who was dressed as the Incredible Hulk when she allegedly attacked another woman outside a restaurant. The suspect, who ...

New Britain Tourism Strategy Will Attract Nine Million Extra Visitors a Year

Sandie Dawe | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Few British industries are as strong as travel and tourism, and few have such growth potential. But achieving this will not be easy. It requires an unprecedented level of collaboration and partnership between the travel industry, the public sector and Government.

Disabled Man Takes His Own Life After Benefits Stopped

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

A man took his own life after worrying about how he would survive after his benefits were stopped, a coroner has said. Nicholas Barker, a former fa...

Primary School Teacher Charged With Sex Offences Against Children

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

A 31-year-old primary school teacher has appeared in court charged with sex offences against children. The man, said by North Yorkshire Police to h...

The Battle For RIchard's Remains: Leicester Trumps York

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

It was a battle fought with online petitions rather than swords and longbows. The tussle for the remains of Richard III has pitted Leicester agains...

Man Held After Woman Found Stabbed

PA | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Police have arrested a man wanted on suspicion of trying to murder his girlfriend. Michael Bennison, 28, was arrested in York last night after poli...

Police Warn Public About 'Extremely Dangerous' Man Suspected Of Stabbing Girlfriend

PA | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK

Police hunting for an "extremely dangerous" man wanted on suspicion of trying to murder his girlfriend have issued an urgent warning to the public. ...

Art Installation Pokes Fun At Rubbish British Weather

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home

An art installation inspired by the UK's wet summer will keep visitors to a historic tower under cover for the first time in more than 400 years. A...

Soldiers Battle Rising Floods in York, After River Ouse Swells

PA | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

A hundred soldiers who spent the night helping protect communities from rising river waters are heading for Afghanistan in a month, their commanders s...

Nursery Closed After Death Of Three Year Old In Playground

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

A nursery remained closed today following the death of a three-year-old girl who became entangled in a piece of equipment in a play area. The girl ...

Destination Diary: Discovering York

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

As someone who spent almost every major school holiday in Yorkshire, I should have visited York at least a handful of times by now and yet my visit earlier this year was my very first - shameful, no? So it was with great enthusiasm and excitement that I accepted an invite from Visit York, to discover 'Britain's most beautiful city'.

Parents' Tributes To 'Beautiful' Daughter Who 'Died After Taking Drug Paste'

PA | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

The 16-year-old girl who died after apparently taking drugs was a "beautiful, funny and charming daughter", her parents have said. Poppy Rodgers di...

Tributes To Teenager Who 'Died After Taking Drug Paste'

Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Tributes have been pouring in the for teenager Poppy Rodgers, who is thought to have died after she took a "yellowy white" amphetamine paste. The ...

Queen Attracts The Crowds In York For Maundy Thursday

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK

The Queen received a rapturous welcome in York on Thursday as she prepared to hand out the traditional Royal Maundy money to pensioners to mark her Di...

Should He Go?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics

A Government minister who suggested filling up jerry cans with fuel because of a threatened tanker drivers' strike was facing growing calls to resign ...