Today in York – September 4 2018

The junction of Dalton Terrace with The Mount. Photograph © Google Street View
4 Sep 2018 @ 7.46 am
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Key updates

6:06 pm

Woman charged with murder in Filey

Dianne Elaine Williamson
A 65-year-old woman is due to appear at court charged with murdering a 70-year-old woman at a house in Filey.

Paramedics and the police were called to the address in Gristhorpe at 7.40pm on Sunday (September 2).

Dianne Elaine Williamson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested her partner on suspicion of murder. She has been held in custody for questioning while officers investigated the circumstances of the death.

The woman has today been charged with murder and is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday).

Police enquiries are continuing and detectives are appealing for people to come forward with any information that could assist the investigation.

If you can help, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Please quote reference number 12180164418.

Dianne’s family have issued the following statement:

  • We are heartbroken and finding it very hard to come to terms with what has happened.

    The family would like to be left alone at this difficult time.

4:05 pm

Roxy out of Minster FM

Roxanne as she went in to the Celebrity Big Brother House. Photograph: Channel 5
Following THAT row about a punch thrown in the Celebrity Big Brother House, Minster FM today announced that Roxanne Pallett would not be returning to the station’s breakfast show.

In a statement, the York radio station said that the former Emmerdale actor had “stepped down from her position at the station with immediate effect to take some time out and reflect on recent events”.

9:15 am

Woman treated by paramedics after York flat fire

Acomb firefighters were called to a cooker fire in a flat in The Groves at 9.29pm last night.

The fire was out on arrival. But the cooker was damaged and the flat smoke logged. Firefighters cleared the smoke with a ventilation fan.

The fire crew looked after a woman occupant of the flat until an ambulance crew arrived to treat her for smoke inhalation.

8:27 am

York goes back to school

Lots of excitement and good wishes around as the new term begins for many York schools today.

If it’s your first day back – have a good one!

8:07 am

Signals now working as normal

Good news – the traffic lights on the junction of The Mount and Dalton Terrace are no longer stuck on red.

Council engineers have worked their magic and they signals are back to normal.

It might take a while for the built-up traffic to get through.

7:55 am

Traffic lights stuck on red

The junction of Dalton Terrace with The Mount. Photograph © Google Street View
A busy York junction has been hit by faulty traffic lights this morning.

The signals are stuck on red at the junction of The Mount and Dalton Terrace. This has seen traffic backing up to the Knavesmire Road junction.

It is also causing delays to First York buses on the 3, 4 and 12 routes.

Engineers are on their way.

7:43 am

Today’s weather

It’s going to be a cloudy old day, with a gentle breeze and a top temperature of 16°C. Image courtesy of the Weather Channel.