THAT Robbie Williams is going to dine out on this story for years. "You'll never guess who I met on holiday," you can imagine him telling Kylie and Britney at the next music awards ceremony. "Only Barnitts' boss Ian Thompson!"
CHILDREN at Wigginton after-school club have been knitting to raise money for their newly-improved premises.
I WONDER if other people have experienced problems with motorists when walking in York. Courtesy and even general road safety seems to have been abandoned as the motorists line-up 'lemming-like' in traffic queues throughout the city.
A RECENT informative Evening Press piece, "The Great Floods of 2000", used excellent graphics to detail the works and large amounts of money spent on flood protection schemes for York, since those "once in a hundred year" floods of 1982.
TODAY 'The Crayke Estate Walk 2000', just ten miles north of York, a nice amble where the southern skirt of the Howardian Hills eases down to the flat lands. The walk is made possible by the ever more popular Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS), whereby the hard financial edge of modern farming is softened by public funds, the better for the birds and the plants.
I'M ashamed to admit I'd never been to Beverley. I have lived in York for three years and been full of good intentions to check out what the tourism bosses call 'the mini York'. Please don't think I've got anything against our eastern neighbours. I have been to Bridlington and fallen in love with its old-fashioned charm. But Beverley had eluded me. Until now.
NEVER in the field of human eating, has such great food, been eaten so gratefully, by so few. I hope a lot of people read this review - because if they don't, the fantastic food in one York caf-bar will continue to go untried.
WE are indebted to hairdresser Paul for telling us that we could enjoy a classic snack in more ways than one. Accompanied by Classic FM and ensconced in a comfortable settee we surveyed the menu.
Banks Caf, Lendal, York
Iwas six in August 1977 when the news that Elvis Presley was dead sent fans and non-fans of the King reeling. "Have you heard the news? Elvis is dead," the woman on the bus announced with tearful reverence to my grandmother, who retorted "Big deal!" with blasphemous disinterest.
FINAL preparations are being made for the grand opening of a new £1 million medical centre in York - providing a "one-stop-shop" incorporating a doctor, dentist and optician.
YORK youngsters have been doing their bit for the environment as part of National Tree Week.
YOU'RE never too old to find love, as George Bye, 77, and Ida Brown, 84, can testify.
Book: Scots Cooking by Sue Lawrence (Headline £18.99)
THESE two little Christmas crackers, Holly and Ivy, have dressed up in true festive style to promote the RSPCA's winter fair in York.
INFECTIONS acquired by patients while in hospital are being tackled in York after a report claimed it led to 5,000 deaths nationally every year.
CHILDREN and their families at two schools in the York area have been parcelling up Christmas boxes which will soon be on their way to Eastern Europe.
SIX conservation groups have blasted York's Coppergate Riverside proposals - and thrown their weight behind the alternative scheme for public parkland.
PUPILS from the junior and senior departments of Dalton Terrace, York, were tonight performing their version of the hit musical Oliver!
A TEAM of troubleshooters has been called into a York estate where nuisance youths have forced the community centre to shut up shop at night.
THE future of rail travel on the East Coast Main Line will be decided by the end of year, the Evening Press has learned.
STEADY, ladies. Pogo and Meatloaf, the George Clooney and Russell Crowe of the beer drinking world, are back on the box next week.