JACKSON John Of Pickering, passed away peacefully at York Hospital on March 8th 2012, aged 75 years. Beloved husband of Jean, a much loved dad of Rodney and a loving grandad and brother. _ Funeral Service to be held at Potter Hill Methodist Chapel, Pickering on Friday, March 16th at 1pm, followed by a private interment. No flowers by request, but donations if desired may be given for Support Dogs for Epilepsy. A plate will be provided at the service. Enquiries to Adam Collier Funeral Services. Tel 01439 772340.
A MAN has died following an accident on a farm at Huby near Easingwold.
YORK City conjured a stoppage time winner to beat Grimsby Town 3-2 at Blundell Park in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
YORK City Knights have been drawn at home to amateur side Hull Dockers in round three of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
AN EXPLOSIVE device has been uncovered by workmen at a Malton Hotel resulting in the closure of part of the town.
COUNCIL bosses have warned that work to reduce childhood obesity levels in York could be scaled back in a move which has been criticised by rival politicians.
RESIDENTS and traders in Micklegate believe a street party to welcome the Queen to York will now take place.
SAD story songs will always chime with an audience looking for romance and adventure.
STAND-up comedian Doug Stanhope brought his unique brand of brutal comedy to York’s Grand Opera House.
A YORK entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker at a major international business conference in Mexico this month.
BUSINESSES are being encouraged to show their support for armed forces personnel by joining the Heroes Welcome campaign.
YORK’S two universities will offer businesses the chance to use the skills of students as they launch their summer internship schemes.
YORK veterinary products business Animalcare has made Dr Iain Menneer its managing director.
A NORTH YORKSHIRE firm has launched a new regional cloud computing server for small businesses.
Staff at a North Yorkshire accountancy firm have every reason to be celebrating after an exercise saw them adding up more than clients’ balance sheets.
The Chancellor was today urged to tackle the record levels of youth unemployment in next week’s Budget amid warnings a generation of talented youngsters could be lost.
INDEPENDENT travel agency Spear Travels has opened a new travel shop in Helmsley.
LASER technology business Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL) has launched a new division as part of the business’s growth.
THE NHS should not be used as a political football. Instead of castigating Cameron and Lansley, George Appleby (Letters, March 3) should be turning his anger on the previous Labour administration, who had already introduced some privatisation.
In these difficult times, an £80 charge to community groups for a fundraising stall at a community event is far too high.
My congratulations to Keith Massey (Letters, March 12) for solving the problem of the name for the Derwenthorpe energy centre so succinctly.
THE Government needs to transform the ways university students are assessed. A report for a national Sunday newspaper has revealed that 45,000 students have been caught cheating in the past three years.
IN The Press of March 9, we read much about the latest soldiers to be killed in Afghanistan – “brave”, “heroes”, ”gave up their lives” and so on. But not a word about the Afghans killed by our troops.
WHILE applauding Julian Sturdy’s appeal for a long-term approach to transport investment, it simply boils down to more road building (The Press, March 1).
I WAS lucky to win two tickets for the Rowntree Players production of The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, courtesy of The Press.
I HAVE read the letters relating to Wrights of York with interest.
100 years ago: From time to time disquieting statements had been made by medical men and others as to the possibility of the transmission of disease by the use of telephones.
AN AMERICAN general apparently remarked during the Korean War that he liked having British troops in his rearguard because they were a steadying influence.
I WONDER if any of readers remember this occasion?
I AM grateful for the fact I have a wheelie-bin. The council has decided to cut the provision of black plastic sacks to residents who live in terraced houses.
“IT’S 400 years old, so some of the jokes go over our heads, but I’ve always fancied doing this one,” says artistic director Barrie Rutter, introducing Northern Broadsides’ 20th anniversary production, Love’s Labours Lost.
DROPPED duo Matty Blair and Paddy McLaughlin might be hurting but York City manager Gary Mills is hoping they respond like men ahead of tonight’s Blue Square Bet Premier clash at Grimsby Town.
I WAS surprised to learn that almost half of adults have the mathematical ability of an 11-year-old. Most of the adults I know aren’t that advanced.
York milliner Dawn Guibert is at Cheltenham races this week – getting her 2012 season off to a flying start, writes MAXINE GORDON
YORK Acorn ARLC are praying for a plum derby tie against York City Knights when the Carnegie Challenge Cup third round draw is made tonight.
FORWARD-THINKING boss Graham Hodder is determined to keep Selby Town’s season alive for as long as possible.
A TRIO of reserve ‘D’ giantkillers booked their places in round two of the York Minster Engineering Football League Reserve Cup, writes Terry Todd.
WEDNESDAY, April 4 is the next key date in the diary of York City Rowing Club’s Tom Ransley.
A NEW area of woodland for the people of Selby, which has been in development for over two years, is set to open its first phase.
Students from several schools in Selby received their Duke of Edinburgh Awards at a ceremony in Selby Abbey.
THE bookmakers are running for cover ahead of the start of the four-day Cheltenham Festival this afternoon.
DESPITE missing several players, City of York HC ladies first team got their North League division one promotion drive on track with a 5-2 win at Deeside Ramblers.
GRIMSBY Town will be targeting a tenth home game without a league defeat when they play host to York City tonight.
CITY of York men’s I slipped closer to the relegation zone after a last-gasp 2-1 defeat at home to Ben Rhydding in the North Hockey League premier division.
Two Yorkshire League division three games in 24 hours yielded a storming win and a creditable draw for Acomb Hockey Club women’s second XI.
New Earswick All Blacks ARLC are finally off the mark in 2012.
ACOMB arrows ace Chris Thompson whitewashed one former world darts champion but was then knocked out by another at the latest PDC Players Championship event at Reading.
YORK ace cage combatants Courtney Catterson and top of the bill Adam Wright seized the spotlight in the Cage Confrontation V show at York’s Energise Centre.