Asbestos timebomb campaigner Paul Cooper could be in line for recognition for his work after being nominated for one of our Community Pride awards.
I WAS annoyed by the way the BBC's Royal Ascot presenter Willie Carson tried to portray York as some strange provincial backwater totally overwhelmed by the influx of glamorous southerners who were shocked and amused by the coarse locals, inadequate amenities and other quaint hardships.
WE thank Peter Evely and City of York Council for their part in promoting and running the Royal Ascot meeting in York.
IF the Ascot "blueprint" is to be repeated in the future (June 20) it must not include the temporary reopening of Terry Avenue to taxis.
AS a York resident I want to say how well the Royal Ascot at York race meeting was handled.
WELL done York racecourse and the City of York Council for hosting such a wonderful event.
WHAT wonderful coverage you gave of Royal Ascot, the photographs of the royals, personalities and horses were great to see.
Congratulations to City of York Council for the Royal Ascot meeting. Yes, there were a few small hitches but that was to be expected.
A COUPLE of nights in York came and went, but finally the Stones' show rolls into Harrogate for a proper, overdue five-night run. In the words of John Mills contemplating a long-desired beer in Ice Cold In Alex, it was "well worth waiting for".
THE legal wrangle over the future of York's Barbican Centre has taken a startling new twist.
COOL civic leaders donned their sunglasses to raise money for the national guide dogs charity.
GREEN-fingered residents are up in arms over the "mess" left by council mowers.
THE girlfriend of hit-and-run victim Ben Coulson told today how she had lost the "perfect partner".
BOSSES at a resettlement home for offenders in York said an appalling attack on a resident was a "one off".
IT may only have been an overnight stay. But the Royal Train which took the Prince of Wales from Euston to York last December cost the taxpayer nearly £18,000.
EASTHOLME Drive post office, like many others, has closed and the Post Office say they are looking for other local premises, without results.
In answer to Mr Barnes ('Bacon babies', Letters, June 15), I was born in 1972.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
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STEPHEN LEWIS has a mind-bending experience at York's Psychic Museum.
Caribbean Coral can become the first winner to emerge from the Royal Ascot at York meeting at Newcastle tomorrow night.
YORK was in the news all last week, thanks to Royal Ascot, with much talk of hats and horses, although the headgear often drowned out the hooves.
ATKINS, the largest engineering consultancy in the UK, may have announced an increase of 31 per cent in pre-tax profit to £73.6 million, but its York subsidiaries could not boast the same success.
TWO sales staff at a York estate agent have what it takes to go up in the world.
England strike bowler Matthew Hoggard suffered the most expensive analysis in Twenty20 Cup cricket as Yorkshire went down by five wickets to Lancashire in their opening match of the tournament at Headingley yesterday.
AS chairman of North Yorkshire County Council I have been extremely impressed by the admirable response of so many of our staff at the time of this week' flooding disaster.
WHAT a relief to hear we citizens of York are to get a "state-of-the-art indoor sports and fitness centres, and a premier division entertainment complex at the Barbican" (June 21).
I READ in disbelief Mike Laycock's report that City of York Council has accepted the licensing notices posted at the Barbican Centre, even though they were fundamentally inaccurate (June 15).
PERHAPS Rosy Garnett might include St Peter's school in her anti-social behaviour campaign (June 18).
A WOMAN who had petrol splashed over her by another female driver in a road rage incident at a fuel pump today said her attacker's punishment seemed "lenient".
THEY'RE used to being panned. But council chiefs were flushed with rare success today - after York's public toilets were hailed among the country's best.
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AN UNDER-16s football team could fold next season unless it can get more players.
THE Knights' Supporters Club will run one bus to Sunday's match at Workington (kick off 2pm).
IN between vandalising cutlery and giving the Evening Press a guided tour of The Psychic Museum in Stonegate, York, Uri Geller took time out to defend his buddy Michael Jackson.
Ian Sime gets two former Spice Girls together... on disc.
FIFTEEN long years ago, Maria McKee freakishly had a number one with Show Me Heaven, the histrionic soundtrack theme from Days Of Thunder.
CELEBRATED folk diva Eliza Carthy is a natural when it comes to singing evergreen ballads about notorious highwayman Dick Turpin, The Gallant Hussar and The Unfortunate Lass, but it is the catchy traditional English dance tunes that give this album a real kick.
MUSIC journalists have been hailing Lizz as the Wright stuff since her debut album Salt, a fusion of jazz, gospel and soul.
NOW this woman really has soul. Sharon Jones rises up from an earlier age, managing to sound timeless and modern.
TESTY Sinead O'Connor has endured some difficult partnerships, picking fights with God, the last Pope, the music industry, her hair, her family, Ireland, England, U2, Bob Dylan, herself.
GIVEN the housing situation in York, it's not surprising that we often have to give advice on housing problems.
ALBA ROSE CARE HOME, PICKERING. PART TIME STAFF: Night Care Assistants. 9.00 - 8.00am upto 3 nights per week. NVQ L2/L3 Preferred, although full training would be given for right candidate. Cook - for 19 elderly residents9.00am - 2.00pm, 2 days per week. Competitive rates of pay, inc w/e enhancements, dependent on qualifications and experience.
BARRATT YORK are holding an Open Evening for recruitment of Full and
ACE Haxby cyclist Mark Wolstenholme kept his cool to win the Burton and District 100-mile time trial.