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  • Timeless charm off the beaten track

    SKELTON residents are the latest to mark the Millennium by exploring the history of their village. read more

  • Banish these boring prints of Prince

    WHEN a new member of staff turned out to be a bloke I went to school with, my first thoughts were not to rush over, slap him on the back and say "Hi - long time, no see." I was gripped with terror - he knew me when I turned 18. read more

  • Make or break time

    YORKSHIRE Phoenix take on Kent Spitfires at Headingley tomorrow in a game which both sides must win if they are to stand a decent chance of going on to finish up as champions of the Norwich Union National League. read more

  • Reaching out for an easier birth

    NOBODY ever said giving birth was easy. In fact, admits midwife Chris Warren, it is 'hard labour'. read more

  • Ex-York judge dies, 88

    A FORMER Recorder of York and Judge at the city's Assizes has died at the age of 88. read more

  • War hero to get his medals after 50 years

    POLISH war hero Tadeusz Poludniak has finally got his medals from the Ministry of Defence after more than half a century of waiting - but only because he is still working at the age of 82. read more

  • Sun brings out crowds

    THE long-awaited arrival of sunny summer weather saw record numbers flocking to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 148th Wetherby Show this weekend. read more

  • Royal salute booms out across city

    CANNON fire thundered through the Museum Gardens, in York, as soldiers based in the city saluted the Queen on her 74th birthday. read more

  • County smooths way for changes on farms

    FARMERS wishing to diversify are to get extra help when going through the planning system. read more

  • City set for record deal?

    YORK City may have to break their club record transfer fee to sign Chester City hotshot Luke Beckett, writes Peter Martini. read more

  • Darley is very much in business

    IT'S business as usual tomorrow for Kevin Darley, who, with two more winners on Knavesmire yesterday, is blazing a trail in the jockeys' championship to the likes of Pat Eddery, Kieren Fallon and Richard Quinn. read more

  • Time halt all the hot-heads

    TODAY we should have been eagerly looking forward to England's next game in Euro 2000. Instead, we are dreading what new disgrace awaits us. read more

  • Bus stop

    George Wilkinson checks out the latest Moorsbus destination, Fadmoor. read more

  • Nervous times

    I HAVE always been proud of the way we who support the Save our Swim campaign have done so with dignity and good humour. We don't have ulterior motives or self profit in mind, it's just that we want to be able to swim in York and preferably not in the River Ouse. read more

  • Mystery Plays tickets sold out

    THE York Millennium Mystery Plays are sold out before they even start. read more

  • Jams tomorrow

    THE Government is to introduce legislation to force down the price of new cars which will in turn force down the price of second-hand cars. More affordable second-hand cars will lead to increased traffic on the road. Since "two-Jags" is committed to increasing the use of public transport, but unlikely to subsidise to any great extent, one is left to wonder what draconian measures will be taken to prevent the likely upsurge in congestion following this legislation. read more

  • Give me GM foods

    AFTER all the shouting about organically produced food, do you think it would be possible for shops, and supermarkets to have their genetically modified foods clearly marked so that I can buy them? read more

  • Police praise for York fans

    A POLICE chief today lavished praise on celebrating England fans who gave York city centre a carnival atmosphere - while behaving themselves. read more

  • Osbaldwick homes are desperately needed

    YORK desperately needs new and affordable homes for local people, as your editorial highlighted (June 14). The misery of unsuitable and inadequate housing must not be forgotten and we must work together to prevent it becoming a problem in York. read more

  • Turpin duo set to hit highway

    THE legendary exploit of Dick Turpin in riding non-stop from London to York is to be emulated for charity by two Selby men - but using two-wheeled pedal power rather than equine propulsion. read more

  • Shock cup KO for table-toppers

    WHITKIRK pulled off the shock victory of the day in the opening round of the Costcutter York and District Senior League Cup when they had a thrilling one-wicket win over league leaders Easingwold. read more

  • Old boy Cain impressed by Wasps

    MARK Cain was full of praise for his former York Wasps team-mates after they gave his Dewsbury Rams side a first half fright at Huntington Stadium. read more

  • England have got to act says Greenway

    ENGLAND should consider withdrawing from Euro 2000 if their fans continue to cause trouble in Belgium. read more

  • BREAKING NEWS: hotshot move collapses

    CHESTER City hotshot Luke Beckett's proposed move to Bootham Crescent has collapsed, York City boss Terry Dolan said today. read more

  • Bus stop

    George Wilkinson checks out the latest Moorsbus destination, Fadmoor. read more

  • Old boy Cain impressed by Wasps

    MARK Cain was full of praise for his former York Wasps team-mates after they gave his Dewsbury Rams side a first half fright at Huntington Stadium. read more

  • Rams keep Cain on the bench

    MARK Cain is again expected to settle for a cameo role when he returns to York to face his former team-mates tomorrow. read more

  • Wasps restore some pride despite defeat

    TABLE-TOPPING Dewsbury Rams were given an almighty scare by York Wasps who threatened to pull off one of the biggest shocks of the season yesterday. read more

  • Pedal to your peak

    AS many as 60,000 cyclists will descend on York to mark the end of The Millennium Festival of Cycling this weekend. read more

  • Cain praises ex-colleagues

    MARK Cain was full of praise for his former York Wasps team-mates after they gave his Dewsbury Rams side a first half fright at Huntington Stadium yesterday. read more

  • Diver feared dead off Yorkshire coast

    A DIVER is believed dead after failing to surface from water off the North Yorkshire coast. read more

  • TV goes behind scenes at the Mystery Plays

    A BBC TV special looking behind the scenes at the York Millennium Mystery Plays in York Minster, will be broadcast next week. read more

  • York suffer in worst display of season

    In what must rank as their worst performance of the season so far, York plunged to a seven wicket defeat in the Yorkshire ECB County Premier League at Hull on Saturday. read more

  • Yorkshire bakes in record heat

    LUKE Hethlop plunges in to escape the heat at Newton Feast as Yorkshire becomes one of the hottest places in the country. read more

  • Foerign trio enjoy fun in the sun with a ton

    Three overseas batsmen took advantage of the hot and sunny conditions to register Costcutter York and District Senior League centuries on Saturday. read more

  • "Free" TV package delays leave customers fuming

    A DIGITAL company's free interactive services have been slated by an angry York man who says he is still waiting to receive them after more than four months. read more

  • Webster on track

    York's world sidecar racing champion Steve Webster took another step towards retaining his title with success at Misano in Italy. read more

  • Dancing in the streets

    THE heart of York exploded into sheer jubilation as elated fans celebrating England's landmark triumph over arch footballing enemy Germany danced in the streets. read more

  • Thompson hits trouble

    YORK racing driver James Thompson may be ruled out of next weekend's British Touring Car Championship race at Croft, Darlington, after burning his leg during yesterday's DTM race at Oschersleben, Germany. read more


    ANOTHER bizarre weather episode, and this one was the most freakish yet: a hot, dry and sunny spell that coincided with the weekend. Even more surprisingly, this baffling climatic phenomenon has failed to provoke a hosepipe ban. read more

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