(Via York Press) Calamitous national news reporting has led to furious councillors and local press having to correct a story printed in The Sun yesterday that York was flooded in deep water on Walmgate. In an article on page 12 The Sun stated that York faced the brunt of serious weather and was in deep waters. They also stated that the Ouse had flooded shops and homes. This led to senior councillor Chris Steward denouncing the blunder as reckless, ridiculous and dissapointing. Such reporting could have a serious negative impact on tourists and visitors venturing to the historic city over the new year period.
Cllr Steward, City of York Council's executive member for finance and the council leader during last year's floods, said: "It's really poor journalism from them. It's very disappointing to see, and runs the risk of people being put off coming here."
Cllr Steward spoke out against national media coverage of York in the aftermath of last winter's floods.
Yesterday he said: "That was when there had been problems, but when there haven't been any it's even worse. It all adds up, and it doesn't help."
So for all those who had heard York was flooded we are here to say it isnt. And that York is ready for one of the biggest nights of the year as thousands visit the city for the New Years Eve festivities.