Hospital wards closed

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Wards closed: Two wards at York Hospital have been closed after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug norovirus. Wards 11 and 37 were affected, resulting in 67 beds being closed to new admissions.

Academic dies: A leading academic at York St John University has died after a short illness. Martin Downie was the dean of the faculty of arts and died on Friday. A university spokesman said: “In the short time he worked at York St John, Martin made a real impact on our community. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and worked with him over the last year.”

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