A BONE marrow donor is hoping to save a life and raise cash for others by being sponsored for the operation.
A CHARITY worker has told how she narrowly escaped being the victim of identity theft after internet fraudsters illegally applied for credit cards in her name.
THE prospect of huge increases in fees paid by students throughout the UK has seen university bosses in York admit they need more cash to maintain educational standards.
FIVE “pedestrian counters” are being introduced in Malton in an effort to attract more people to the town centre, The Press has learned.
FLOODING fears in Ryedale were today eased after environment chiefs pledged nearly £250,000 towards a protection scheme.
A YOUNG entrepreneur from York is living proof that it is possible to beat the credit crunch.
THERE are many reasons why people choose to rent rather than buy, and sharing is definitely one of them.
Quality of life for people in Selby has been improved by the council, according to the latest assessment from an independent watchdog.
OKAY, so not many of us are feeling particularly flash with our cash at the moment.
WE LIVE in a time of plenty – and what we have plenty of is advice. What to eat, what not to eat, so much of this, a bit of that, not too much of the other. And to think, all eating once entailed was an open mouth and the insertion of whatever food lay to hand.
THERE is no greater way of proclaiming to your fellow man that you have arrived than by having your portrait painted and placed in a prominent position.
Why are city council officials so determined to clear the streets of A-boards and not prepared to take action against the motorists who park on the footpaths around the city? These are just as much a hazard to the blind, the elderly and disabled because the abuse is more widespread – a case of double standards, I think. Maybe we could have the courtesy of a reply from Steve Galloway, executive member for city strategy, instead of one from a nameless council employee.
A PATIENT waiting for surgery faces many worries. But what they most want is to get the operation over with so they can have a chance to recover. In light of this, cancelled operations must rank as the greatest frustration of all.
THERE is no getting away from it. The rise in jobless figures for York and the surrounding region is alarming. The mounting numbers of those claiming unemployment benefit make for gloomy reading – even if they are in line with the general state of the economy.
In a debate on the railways in Parliament on March 9, York’s Labour MP, Hugh Bayley, appeared to deny the impact of high rail fares on commuters by claiming that “one can get from York to London for £5 if one buys the right fare”.
For more than ten years my mother has attended day care, once a week, firstly at Gale Farm Court, and latterly at Honeysuckle House, in Dringhouses.
Regarding the letters about the issuing of parking tickets to cars parked on the verge on Sim Balk Lane, Yvonne Styan (Soccer parking ticket “disgrace”, Letters, March 10) blames the planners for “lack of foresight” in the size of the 600-space car park.
In my area of Holgate, the city council has recently carried out some very welcome re-seeding of grass verges, which have been badly eroded by regular parking on them, of motor vehicles.
A groundbreaking pain-reducing ice pack has been launched by North Yorkshire healthcare innovations company Salitas.
A 56-year-old man from Malton was visiting family in Harrogate when he was approached by two youths, one of whom was carrying a bottle.
FOLLOWING a doctor’s appointment I decided to go to the nearest chemist, in East Parade, Heworth, though I don’t normally use it.
WELL, I think I have seen it all now with regard to reducing physical activity in the kitchen, thereby adding more calories to the already growing obesity problem.
MORE than 1,500 operations were cancelled at York Hospital last year – the highest number in four years.
I AM writing as a disgruntled former resident, concerned about the future of the church which I have known all my life, and was christened in under the Rev David Watson, namely St Cuthbert’s, Peasholme Green.
The BBC is to axe its last mainstream radio show for children. Is radio just too boring for today’s internet and iPod generation? STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
One of Britain’s best known businessmen will be speaking at tonight’s York And North Yorkshire Chamber Of Commerce Annual Dinner.
LIFE planning expert Jeremy Deedes, managing director of Helmsley-based Planning For Life, will be among the speakers at the Institute of Financial Planning’s north of England conference in Leeds next week.
A SUPERSTORE in York has donated £1,000 to the Guardian Angels children’s unit at York Hospital to celebrate the store’s new makeover.
THE firms which built the new Guardian Angels children’s unit at York Hospital were so inspired by what they saw, they decided to dig deep and have donated hundreds of pounds to help with its upkeep.
Updated: UNEMPLOYMENT in York, North and East Yorkshire is the worst it has been in the last decade, new figures have revealed.
TWELVE people were killed and dozens injured in a bomb blast in York – a sick email hoax told shocked office workers.
A PASSION for good local beers has seen a York landlord recognised by the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) – less than a year after he took over the job.
MICHAEL Vaughan kick-started his bid to reclaim his England Test spot in perfect fashion with a century to help defending champions Yorkshire to an opening win against Surrey in the Pro ARCH Trophy at Abu Dhabi.
THE crisis facing York’s pubs has claimed another victim.
AN AMBITIOUS firm of solicitors is expanding with a new office in Thirsk.
A THUG who dragged a man to the ground and kicked him as he lay helpless in the street is starting a six-month jail sentence.
STRIKER Onome Sodje is “champing at the bit” to get back into York City’s starting line-up, according to manager Martin Foyle.
HEALTH chiefs are celebrating after the number of cases of a potentially fatal superbug has been slashed significantly following a worrying upsurge last year.
YORK City Knights have taken former player Dean Andrews back on trial – and he will make his bow in tonight’s reserve-grade academy friendly at Dewsbury.
ACOMB’S Chris Thompson claimed the biggest scalp of his career when he defeated three-time world champion John Part in Wigan.
WORK on York’s new Peasholme Centre is now progressing “very well”, officials say.
THREE wins from the last five matches. That’s what Heworth ARLC spokesman Ken Sykes reckons the Villagers need to achieve promotion from National Conference League division two.
YORK City’s reserve game with Leeds United has been switched to Wednesday, April 1 at KitKat Crescent, kick-off 7pm.
CLIFFE Football Club’s second team were beaten 3-2 at home by Haltemprice Rangers in division five of the East Riding County League.
York Next Generation followed their 5-0 victory at Chapel Allerton III with a fine 4-1 home win over leaders Hull and East Riding in division one of the Yorkshire Squash League.
ROOKIE veteran Graham Fearn is still reeling from a professional blow he thought he had consigned to a long and illustrious amateur career.
EAST Yorkshire racing driver Guy Smith contests the Sebring 12 Hours in Florida on Saturday hoping to mark in style a memorable new car début and his tenth anniversary in the prestigious Florida race.