Daily press round-up: May 25

25 May 2012 @ 9.24 am
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The Yorkshire Post reports that a York man has gone missing while on a river-rafting trip to India.
Ian Turton, 42, from Huntington “was on an excursion along the Cauvery River near Bangalore, in the south of the country, with his friend Mike Easton when they disappeared”.
A damaged canoe was later discovered “close to a known danger spot in the river which is populated with crocodiles”.
His brother Nigel told the paper that they were desperately hoping he’s still alive. ““Ian is a very resourceful, adventurous man so if there’s a chance of survival out there he would have taken it.”

The York Press says schools in the city have reported 180 incidents of racism over the four years to last July. Apparently 145 of these were categorised as “name calling”.
Kevin Hall of the council said this amounted to “a relatively low number of reported cases of racism,” saying schools took such incidents very seriously.

The council’s decision to grant permission for a rail HQ is reported by BBC Radio York. The Rail Operations Centre will control the East Coast mainline between London and Scotland.
Network Rail is to build it to the rear of the station. “The centres will retain jobs in the city and, over time, see all of our rail operations for the route consolidated on this site,” said Network Rail’s Phil Verster.