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  • Final act in the Forsyth saga

    FANS favourite Craig Forsyth is aiming to lord it over the opposition for one last season for York City Knights Rugby League Club. read more

  • Judge sums up in Joe murder trial

    MEMBERS of the jury considering the cases of two men accused of the murder of student Joe Medforth were likely to be asked to consider their verdicts today. read more

  • Fate of city's archives kept under wraps

    A VEIL of secrecy has been drawn over the financial implications of controversial changes to York's archive service. read more

  • Q: How do I stop my cockerel from crowing? A: Put a sock over its head

    THE early morning cockerel crow is one of the traditional sounds of the countryside and nature's way of signalling the start of a new day. read more

  • Cockerel sock advice 'cruel'

    DON'T put socks on those cockerels! That was the advice today from wildlife organisations, following claims that a York council officer suggested to Nev and Maggie Earnshaw they should pop socks on their birds' heads to muffle their sounds. read more

  • Fall in prices for York homes

    HOUSE prices in York fell slightly last year - even though prices in Yorkshire and the Humber are rising faster than anywhere in England. read more

  • Yett's go York

    YORK Indoor Bowls Ladies advanced to the Yetton Trophy zone final where they will meet Cumbria after beating Scarborough 84-53 on aggregate. read more

  • Hat-trick settles Rawcliffe thriller

    RAWCLIFFE Rangers' Matt Fearn grabbed a hat-trick to settle a thrilling fourth round York FA Saturday Junior Cup tie against Hamilton Panthers Reserves. read more

  • Wheel gets thumbs-up

    IT came to a shuddering halt first time around. But now York's big wheel is finally set to spin - just in time for the city's big summer tourist season. read more

  • Headingley changes by Carnegie degree

    Yorkshire started a new chapter today at the newly named Headingley Carnegie Stadium, where Yorkshire and Leeds Cricket Football and Athletic Club revealed plans that will make both the rugby and cricket stadia among the best in world sport. read more

  • Franks in line to face Rosebridge

    Influential York Acorn ARL Club forward Lee Franks could make a return to the side this weekend to face top-of-the-table Ince Rosebridge. read more

  • Travel agent's Olympic plea to Tony Blair

    A TRAVEL agent with Olympic ambitions is calling on the Prime Minister to support small businesses in their quest for gold when the world's biggest sport event comes to the UK. read more

  • Focus on transport for York Centre scheme

    STUDY will be carried out by city council bosses before the number of cars allowed to park in the future York Central development is determined. read more

  • Leisure centre deficit storm

    A ROW has broken out in Selby after it emerged that the town's leisure centre is suffering a £50,000 budget deficit. read more

  • Black Swan sink ten-man Union Rovers

    BLACK Swan, Pickering, twice came from behind to beat Union Rovers 4-2 in their big RJF Homes-Beckett Football League first division clash. read more

  • Hat-trick settles Rawcliffe thriller

    RAWCLIFFE Rangers' Matt Fearn grabbed a hat-trick to settle a thrilling fourth round York FA Saturday Junior Cup tie against Hamilton Panthers Reserves. read more

  • Pressure to stop smoking from all pubs and clubs

    CAMPAIGNERS for smoke-free public places in York have welcomed pressure to outlaw smoking from all pubs and clubs. read more

  • 'Help us all to breathe easier'

    A MUM whose baby suffered a serious respiratory disease when only 11 weeks old is urging others to support our Guardian Angels appeal. read more

  • Headingley changes by Carnegie degree

    Yorkshire started a new chapter today at the newly named Headingley Carnegie Stadium, where Yorkshire and Leeds Cricket Football and Athletic Club revealed plans that will make both the rugby and cricket stadia among the best in world sport. read more

  • Have you met Dee Tocks?

    AT this time of year, it is hard to avoid an annoying kind of person, usually a woman, who nags us about what we eat and drink. Let's call her Dee Tocks. read more

  • No fear over china crisis

    DON'T be afraid of shoe wars with China, Stuart Paver, the York-based footwear tycoon, told his industry today. read more

  • Firms told: Location, location, location

    BUSINESSES in Leeds paying high salaries should consider relocating to places like York or Harrogate to make big savings. read more

  • Switch works both ways

    Offshoring works both ways for York-based insurance giant Norwich Union. FRANCINE CLEE reports. read more

  • Parkin poised for Tigers

    FORMER York City striker Jon Parkin was today expected to join Hull City from Macclesfield Town in a deal worth £150,000. read more

  • Youth theatre under threat from cutbacks

    BIG names are backing a youth theatre which is under threat due to council cuts. read more

  • Final act in the Forsyth saga

    FANS favourite Craig Forsyth is aiming to lord it over the opposition for one last season for York City Knights Rugby League Club. read more

  • Rowntree foundation needs fresh ideas

    WHILE many may be enthusiastic about the announcement of a public inquiry into the proposed Derwenthorpe development for June 13, it is disappointing the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is still wasting its money pursuing the failed and discredited scheme. read more

  • York horses need to clean up their act

    OVER Christmas, I was in Philadelphia. The weather was sunny and mild and so the carriages were out and doing good business. read more

  • Huge blow

    REGARDING the possible discontinuation of the meals-on-wheels service of hot meals in York, I am a WRVS volunteer in the office which co-ordinates this service. read more

  • Wheels worries

    MEALS-on-wheels or not, that is the question. Whether the WRVS should deliver the hot dinners twice weekly or not. read more

  • Bus debate

    IT'S Saturday morning and my husband and I decided to go into the city centre. read more

  • Unfair fares

    CAN anyone explain how First buses have got away with it? read more

  • Ticket to spend

    IF York council need to axe 100 jobs to help balance the books (January 6) may I suggest that they start with all jobs with "outreach", "facilitator" or "co-ordinator" in the title. read more

  • Should York build new incinerators?

    A waste incinerator could be on its way to an area near you. STEPHEN LEWIS looks at radical plans to tackle York and North Yorkshire's mountains of rubbish. read more

  • Quiet party season

    THEY called it "black Friday". On December 18, 2004, the festive spirit in York city centre descended into a night of drunken thuggery. At its end, every police cell in York and North Yorkshire was full. read more

  • Noises off

    SIR Alan Ayckbourn is Britain's most performed living playwright, a legend of the theatre. Today he lends his considerable voice to the chorus of disapproval which has met City of York Council's threat to cut funding to Stagecoach Youth Theatre. read more

  • Vote for Phil

    THE Lib Dems should look no further than to Phil Willis, who has all the qualities of leadership in abundance, but also something that very few politicians have - integrity. read more

  • Franks in line to face Rosebridge

    Influential York Acorn ARL Club forward Lee Franks could make a return to the side this weekend to face top-of-the-table Ince Rosebridge. read more

  • Stagecoach plea

    I HAVE heard recently that 2006 brings a very unhappy New Year to York's Stagecoach Youth Theatre Company with the devastating news the city council is planning to reduce substantially its financial support for the company in the next financial year, with further cuts threatened for the ensuing two years. read more

  • Drinking hours work for city

    VIOLENT crime in York has dropped by 20 per cent since controversial new licensing laws were introduced. read more

  • Van's not the man for 'Sextator'

    THE Spectator, the Conservative Party's weekly journal, is soon to announce a new editor, after Boris Johnson gave up political thinking to become a Tory frontbencher. read more

  • Gamekeepers' Course

    The Game Conservancy Trust are about to run their gamekeepers' course in the north of England for the first time this year. read more

  • Way we were

    Thursday, January 12, 2006 read more

  • Way we were

    Wednesday, January 11, 2006 read more

  • Fings ain't wot they used t'be

    REGARDING teenage vandalism and crime, looking back on my childhood and teenage days of the 1930s and 1940s I can see many reasons why there is such a vast difference in behaviour. read more

  • Win dedicated to St John Ellis

    COACH Phil Pool saw his New Earswick ARL Club's Under-13s team beat Shawcross Sharks 16-10 - then dedicated the win to his old York RL team-mate, St John Ellis, whose funeral was held at York Minster on Tuesday. read more

  • Groves' nifty footwork

    YORK Groves are hoping their new-look kit will help them pave their way to Pennine League division five success. read more

  • Show must go on

    WHILE I appreciate the financial constraints put upon local government these days, I was saddened to learn City of York Council was planning to reduce substantially its funding for Stagecoach Youth Theatre York Ltd of which I am a patron. read more

  • Rothwell aims to keep Heworth rolling

    HEWORTH have a handful of injury clouds with coach Chris Smith suffering from hamstring problems and Jon Coulson also expected to be sidelined for the visit of Millom on Saturday, with Phil Musby unavailable for several weeks. read more

  • Promising deal - 12/01/06

    Gentleman's Deal, who created such a big impression on his recent first outing for Mick Easterby, can fulfil that promise tomorrow at Wolverhampton. read more

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