Today in York – September 17 2018

Scarlett Moffatt was back having fun in York
17 Sep 2018 @ 8.01 am
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9:09 pm

Suspected drug overdose in York park

Haxby Road Park. Photograph © Google Street View
Police cordoned off part of a York park after a suspected drug overdose.

Officers were called to Haxby Road Park at around lunchtime today. A woman in her mid thirties received emergency treatment at the scene before being taken to hospital.

She is described as being in a “serious but stable condition”.

A police spokesman told the York Press that a 41-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug, and remained in custody on Monday evening.

The cordon was in place for the police investigation and to allow council staff to inspect the area and clear it of “any drug-related items which could pose a danger to others, including children who use the park”.

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111, quoting reference 12180173971.

9:44 am

Scarlett Moffatt back in York

Good to see TV star, I’m A Celebrity champion and all-round good egg Scarlett Moffatt back in York.

Scarlett headed back to the city for a friend’s wedding – and by the looks of the Instagram pix, a fab time was had by all.

She lived here for four years while studying at York St John University, documented in her autobiography. You can read about some of her student adventures in the link below.

Scarlett Moffatt spent four years as a student in York. Here’s what she got up to…

9:05 am

Private school reveals financial recovery plan

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The Mount School in York lost more than a quarter of a million pounds last year, it has been revealed.

But it has unveiled plans to cope with the financial pressures and invest in new facilities.

The Mount is planning to sell a section of its playing fields for development, which would bring in £3 million, according to an auditor’s report published on the Charity Commission website.

That would enable the school to press ahead with plans to create a performing arts hub on the campus, principal Adrienne Richmond told the Press.

8:46 am

Strike threat at York Hospital

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Union members at York Hospital have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action.

A ballot of members of the Unite union returned a majority of 92.6% in favour of a strike.

The action is in protest at plans by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to transfer some staff to a limited liability company.

This is “a means of bringing healthcare workers under the auspices of a private company, while still under the public NHS umbrella”, says York & District Trades Union Council.

York TUC President Leigh Wilks said:

  • No union member takes going on strike lightly. But by all accounts York NHS Trust has attempted to frustrate the union reps with a campaign of evasiveness and subterfuge.

    The so-called consultation process in this case is a joke. York NHS Trust has some serious questions to answer.

8:00 am

Today’s weather

No sign of Storm Helene giving York much grief today. Light cloud, a moderate breeze and top temp of 21°C.

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