Today in York – Friday August 31 2018

31 Aug 2018 @ 7.57 am
| News

Key updates

3:01 pm

A1M / A64 junction clear and reopened

We reported the problems on the slip road on the A1M / A64 after the lorry crash earlier. Good news – it’s all clear now.

1:09 pm

Bootham Crescent makes it to the front page of Wikipedia

Is this a good omen for York City’s season?

Bootham Crescent is now featuring on page one of Wikipedia.

Every day the gigantic online encyclopedia selects one of its 5,708,533 (and counting) entries to be ‘today’s featured article’.

And today it was the ‘Arena of Audacity’, also known as Bootham Crescent, home to York City FC, and more recently, York City Knights.

On the front page fascinating facts are shared, including the record attendance (28,123 in March 1938 vs Huddersfield Town).

And the article sits above the ‘Did you know…’ section, which begins: “Did you know that the parasitic sprat eye-maggot (pictured) attaches to its sprat host through its eye?”

Auspicious times.

9:01 am

Suspected burglar arrested after chase

Police have arrested a suspected ‘prolific burglar’ after a long chase through York.

He was spotted by officers as he cycled through the city centre last night and was ‘cornered in a garden in Acomb after a prolonged chase’.

8:09 am

Lorry crash at A1M / A64 junction

A lorry has left the road and crashed on the embankment on the A1M northbound slip road to the A64.

The slip road was closed completely at about 8.20am to allow for the recovery of the lorry.

Police have warned drivers who took pictures of the crash on their phones that they will be in touch:

8:04 am

Missing tourist found safe and well

We reported on Wednesday that US tourist Randy Lockwood had gone missing after failing to turn up to his tour bus in York.

This story has a happy ending. Randy’s friend who reported him missing says:

  • Randy has been found. He is safe and healthy. Authorities are helping him to rejoin his tour group.


7:52 am

Today’s weather

After a chilly start it will warm up and we’ll see a fair bit of sunshine. Top temp: 19˚C.
Image courtesy of the Weather Channel.