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  • When Ian met Robbie

    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!" read more

  • Club youngsters knit together

    CHILDREN at Wigginton after-school club have been knitting to raise money for their newly-improved premises. read more

  • No manners

    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. read more

  • Time to fight the next floods

    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. read more

  • Crayke up call

    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. read more

  • Meet Beverley

    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. read more

  • Backstreet joys

    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. read more

  • Counting our luck

    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. read more

  • Counting our luck

    Banks Caf, Lendal, York read more

  • King and I

    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. read more

  • Healthy outlook for new medical centre

    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. read more

  • Pupils get back to their roots

    YORK youngsters have been doing their bit for the environment as part of National Tree Week. read more


    YOU'RE never too old to find love, as George Bye, 77, and Ida Brown, 84, can testify. read more

  • Heaven saint

    Book: Scots Cooking by Sue Lawrence (Headline £18.99) read more

  • Holly and Ivy prepare for festive fun

    THESE two little Christmas crackers, Holly and Ivy, have dressed up in true festive style to promote the RSPCA's winter fair in York. read more

  • Bug-busting team on patrol in York hospital

    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. read more

  • Clever boxing for Christmas by pupils

    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. read more

  • Conservation groups back public parkland

    SIX conservation groups have blasted York's Coppergate Riverside proposals - and thrown their weight behind the alternative scheme for public parkland. read more

  • Musical with a Twist

    PUPILS from the junior and senior departments of Dalton Terrace, York, were tonight performing their version of the hit musical Oliver! read more

  • Team to target York estate yobs

    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. read more

  • Battle stations for rail franchise fight

    THE future of rail travel on the East Coast Main Line will be decided by the end of year, the Evening Press has learned. read more

  • Toast of television

    STEADY, ladies. Pogo and Meatloaf, the George Clooney and Russell Crowe of the beer drinking world, are back on the box next week. read more

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