Incredible Spice Men to star at Malton’s Food Lovers festival

York Press: Incredible Spice Men, l-r Cyrus Todiwala  and  Tony Singh

12:09pm Saturday 19th April 2014

MAXINE GORDON catches up with the Incredible Spice Men ahead of their star turn at Malton’s Food Lovers festival.

Classic photographs take us on a journey through a lost England


11:26am Friday 18th April 2014

"DO NOT take boring pictures," Tony Ray-Jones wrote to himself as he set out to photograph his now iconic images of the English.

Environmental officer charged with cleaning up York

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9:25am Thursday 17th April 2014

JENNIFER KEE spends a day with environmental health officer Rachel Lambley

St Nicholas Fields' nature reserve set to celebrate its tenth anniversary

York Press: St Nicholas Fields 20th aniversary. Pictured is Jonathan Dent helping families to plant flower seeds under a apple tree. Picture David Harrison. (5344401)

2:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

STEPHEN LEWIS visits a local nature reserve in the heart of York as is prepares to celebrate its tenth birthday in style.

One woman’s long road to true love and marriage

York Press: / Steven SchofieldPicture shows - Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger have become one of the first same sex couples in the UK to be legally married.See copy RPYMARRIAGEA lesbian couple are finally able to wear the wedding rings they exchange

2:05pm Monday 14th April 2014

York academic Celia Kitzinger and her wife Sue Wilkinson were one of the first lesbian couples to have their marriage recognised in the UK following a change in the law last month. She spoke to MARY O’CONNOR .

How Carol rakes over York's history for pick of our past

York Press: How Carol rakes over York's history for pick of our past

1:03pm Friday 11th April 2014

Every day in our The Way We Were column we delve into past issues of the paper to unearth quirky stories from long ago. MATT CLARK meets the woman who makes the selection.

The police divers who search our cold rivers...

York Press: A police diver enters the water near King’s Staith

9:44am Thursday 10th April 2014

Just weeks after the bodies of Megan Roberts and Ben Clarkson were found, police divers are searching the River Ouse again, this time for missing soldier Tyler Pearson. MARY O’CONNOR spoke to the head of the police diving unit about a difficult and sometimes traumatic job...

10 reasons why the Lendal Bridge trial failed

York Press: Today marks the half-way point in the controversial Lendal Bridge trial

2:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Lendal Bridge trial has been axed. And not before time, say critics. As soon as the trial was announced, it sparked a wave of controversy. So what went wrong?

10 arguments FOR the Lendal Bridge restrictions

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2:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Was the Lendal Bridge trial such a bad move? Here are 10 arguments in favour...

Not knowing your dad is no bar to success

York Press: MAIN IMAGE - USE BIGCity of York Council leader James Alexander. Pic: Mike Tipping (5238688)

12:05pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

York council leader James Alexander has never met his real father. He tells STEPHEN LEWIS why.

Mary Berry is star ingredient at BBC Good Food Show in Harrogate

York Press: HARROGATE-BOUND: Mary Berry, who is appearing at the BBC's Good Food Show in Harrogate

2:42pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Mary Berry shares her kitchen secrets with MAXINE GORDON ahead of an appearance at the BBC Good Food Show in Harrogate.

Future of York’s heritage could be in your hands

York Press: Daffodils along the City Walls on Lord Mayors Walk. Picture David Harrison. (5139958)

1:01pm Monday 7th April 2014

Would you like to be more involved in the way decisions affecting York’s history and heritage are made? Then read on, says STEPHEN LEWIS.

After a fashion, the Georgians were just like us

York Press: Hannah Phillip, of Fairfax House, with a fan showing ladies and gentlemen promenading in Georgian times

1:35pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A new exhibition in York shows how the Georgians loved fashion just as much as we do. MAXINE GORDON reports.

Fears raised for barn owls of Yorkshire

York Press: Barn owl in flight: credit Gary Cox (5072402)

10:01am Friday 4th April 2014

THEY are one of our most beautiful and best-loved birds. The sight of a barn owl ghosting silently out of woodland as twilight gathers can make a good day perfect.

When the lights went out over Europe and Castle Howard

York Press: DUTY CALLS - James Mitchell pictured in uniform at Castle Howard with the estate's agent Charles Luckhurst.

9:46am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Sepia photos from the western front may sum up the First World War but, as an exhibition at Castle Howard shows, documents give us a snapshot of the home front - the other half of the Great War story. MATT CLARK reports.

Two rival kings tell their stories

York Press: Jorvik’s Russell Marwood polishing up armour, ready for the opening of the Richard III Experience

2:45pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Two new museums dedicated to two rival kings open in York on Saturday: the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, and the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar. STEPHEN LEWIS went behind the scenes as Jorvik staff prepared for the opening.

My experience of life without sight

York Press: Reporter Victoria Prest in her special glasses

8:50am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Reporter Victoria Prest takes part in a "blind walk" in York.

Developers go for gold on Terry’s old chocolate site

York Press: Work gets underway on the David Wilson site on the Terry’s factory development.

12:29pm Monday 31st March 2014

Work is under way at last, on at least the northern part of the Terry’s chocolate factory site in York. STEPHEN LEWIS went along to meet the architect.

Learn about magical marine life

York Press: Rock pools at South Landing when the tide is out

2:11pm Saturday 29th March 2014

STUCK for things to do with the kids over the Easter break? How about a bit of messing about on the seashore?

Let’s have a sneak preview of the new John Lewis store

York Press: Childrenswear at John Lewis

9:33am Saturday 29th March 2014

MAXINE GORDON peers through the keyhole at the new John Lewis in York to find out what is in store for shoppers

Looking back over 30 years of the Jorvik Viking Centre

York Press: The Prince of Wales takes in the sights – and smells – of Jorvik in a specially designed ‘time car’

2:16pm Friday 28th March 2014

It’s almost 30 years since a new Viking museum deep beneath the city of York first opened its doors to the curious public. STEPHEN LEWIS looks back at Jorvik Viking Centre.

Bid for a treat of a lifetime - and raise funds for York's Afghanistan appeal

York Press: Join verger Phil Hertrich to ring the noon-time bell in York Minster

11:34am Thursday 27th March 2014

Enter our chariy auction – and help raise funds to commemorate our war heroes in stained glass

Yorkshire growing reputation as the 'Hollywood of England'

York Press: Sally Joynson, Chief Executive of Screen Yorkshire, outside St William's College in York. Pic: Mike Tipping

2:25pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

YOU know you're in the right job when you start getting telephone calls about reindeer. The deer in question were at Harewood House, where filming was taking place for a new Christmas feature film, Get Santa.

York College fashion tutors dress up a new venture

York Press: Marie Neal-Smith and Rebecca Downes at their premises in Buttercrambe

9:59am Tuesday 25th March 2014

BY day, Marie Neal-Smith and Rebecca Downes are fashion tutors at York College. At other times they are Smith & Downes, cutting a name for themselves as designers of wedding dresses and occasion wear.

The sheer joy of running wild

York Press: GREAT FUN: Sisters Lily, right, and Ruby Fuller play near their home at Thixendale

2:16pm Monday 24th March 2014

Today’s children are so out of touch with nature that just one in five will grow up to value it, conservationists have warned. Lara Lambert talks to one man whose daughters’ passion for everything wild is bucking the trend

Shoes that fit you like a glove

York Press: WORK IN PROGRESS: Tony Slinger making his thread for sole welting            Picture: Matt Clark

12:56pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Northampton may be the traditional home of English footwear, but Matt Clark meets the Yorkshire

Tasty treats for Mother's Day

York Press: Ampleforth Abbey apple tarte tatin with Wensleydale Cheese ice-cream

1:08pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Star Inn chef ANDREW PERN serves up two recipes perfect as a treat for Mother's Day

Welcome to the world of sculptor Eoghan Bridge's magical and mystical creatures

York Press: The sculptor Eoghan Bridge in his Selby studio

9:57am Friday 21st March 2014

Man’s relationship with the horse has inspired a talented North Yorkshire-based sculptor, as HELEN MEAD discovers

St Sampson's Centre looks back on four decades of warmth, fun and friends

York Press: The Duchess of Kent opening the annexe at St Sampsons - in the rain - in October 1984

9:23am Thursday 20th March 2014

York's St Sampson's Centre is 40 later this year. STEPHEN LEWIS reports

Making chocolate at Betty's School of Cookery

York Press: Hannah Bryan with course tutors Kirsty Mitchison and Lisa Bennison and some of the chocolates that Hannah made on the course

2:28pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Reporter HANNAH BRYAN dons her apron and heads to Bettys School of Cookery on a chocolate-making adventure.

How York philanthropist Nick Morrice was touched to his heart by story of a boy in need

York Press: Nick Morrice with the boys he supports. From left: Arun, Nick, Santosh, Sunil, Niran, Ramesh, Anish, Asish and Abhishek, front

1:37pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A century ago New Earswick was created by one of York’s greatest philanthropists. Today it’s home to another, less known, benefactor. MATT CLARK went to meet him

North Yorkshire artist Julie Dodsworth reveals new fashion range for Barbour

York Press: Julie Dodsworth painting on her narrowboat, Calamity Jane

2:31pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

MAXINE GORDON meets the north Yorkshire narrowboat artist behind the latest spring collection at Barbour

Renewed fight needed to beat child poverty

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

7:00am Monday 17th March 2014

A RENEWED drive is needed to end child poverty, three experts say today.

The men of conscience who refused to fight

York Press: Arnold Rowntree, who lost his seat as a Liberal MP for championing the cause of conscientious objectors

2:37pm Friday 14th March 2014

There have been many harrowing tales of the horrors endured by the young men who fought in the First World War. But life wasn't easy for those who refused to fight, either - the conscientious objectors. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

The RSPCA delivering care across the decades

York Press: Susan Smith tends to the gardens at the RSPCA Centre

10:06am Thursday 13th March 2014

THE RSPCA in York is 150 this year. To mark the anniversary, it is launching a £150,000 appeal to refurbish the Landing Lane animal home. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

TV series goes behind the scenes at York Minster

York Press: Head verger Alex Carberry

3:15pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

The York Minster Revealed project threw new light on the cathedral’s hidden treasures. Now a TV series has gone behind the scenes to look at some other less familiar aspects. MATT CLARK reports.

York MP: Why and how we must assist Ukraine

York Press: Recent scenes in Ukraine, following anti-government protests

9:04am Wednesday 12th March 2014

HUGH BAYLEY, York Central MP and President of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly,writes about the Crimea crisis and why Russia should be expelled from the G8.

How fashion reflected the changing lives of women during the First World War

York Press: Costume historian Lucy Adlington in  a First World War dress at the Castle Museum

9:43am Tuesday 11th March 2014

IT feels like I’ve stepped back in time when I meet Lucy Adlington. We are on Kirkgate, the Victorian street at York Castle Museum, and Lucy is wearing a full-length silk dress in olive green with a taffeta petticoat in bright orange.

Here’s the serious side to playing games

York Press: Professor Peter Cowling at the University of York launch of NEMOG (New Economic Models and Opportunities for Digital Games).     Picture: Matt Clark

2:17pm Monday 10th March 2014

We all worry about the effects of computer games on children, but MATT CLARK reports on a new project in York that is investigating how data from gaming could lead to health benefits.

Eggborough is ‘on a cliff edge’

York Press: Eggborough Power Station

1:17pm Monday 10th March 2014

Writing in The Press today, Eggborough chief executive Neil O’Hara says the Government must support biomass conversion projects in order for plans like Eggborough to survive.

How Georgia Wilkinson had a wild idea

York Press: Georgia Wilkinson in front of her inspiration board

1:05pm Saturday 8th March 2014

North Yorkshire designer Georgia Wilkinson takes inspiration for her quirky designs from the wildlife around her.

One step at a time

York Press: Danny Nowell

12:34pm Saturday 8th March 2014

After turbulent times and a spate of homelessness, Danny Nowell is now finding his feet again thanks to support from a homeless charity. JENNIFER KEE reports.

Cyber-evolution: the rise of the computer

York Press: Richard Hind, IT and computing tutor at York College  holds, right, a valve used in early computers as a switch. On the left is a 1998 Intel Pentium central processing unit that contains 50 million switches

9:31am Friday 7th March 2014

In one lifetime, computers have gone from lumbering giants that filled a room to digital spectacles that can record and photograph everything you see. So where will we go next? STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Moments captured by York Photographic Society members

York Press: York Railway Station by Harry Silcock

10:15am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A MAN struggles down the steps at York Station; two ‘ugly sisters’ perform in the De Grey Rooms; and an anemone fish attacks its own reflection – just some of the moments captured in this latest batch of images by members of the York Photographic Society.

Age is no barrier to fashion

York Press: Julie wears: Trousers £79, top £30, scarf £25 all French Connection; jacket £95 Great Plains, all at Browns. Annie wears: Dress £170, cardi £150, necklace £60, Crea Concept bag, £199, Modalu, all at Browns

12:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

PRETTY prints, hot colours and striking monochrome are just three of the sassiest trends for the new season.

14 fun facts about Pancake Day and why we go flippin' crazy for Shrove Tuesday

York Press: Send us your Pancake Day photos

6:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Get your frying pans at the ready as one of our favorite days of the year is here - it’s Pancake Day!

New chapter for York's libraries

York Press: Fiona Williams, head of libraries and archives, in the Reading Café at Rowntree Park, one of the initiatives by York Libraries

12:15pm Monday 3rd March 2014

York’s libraries, previously run by the city council, are about to pass into the control of an independent charity. STEPHEN LEWIS talks to library head Fiona Williams about what it will mean.

Why Charles White is still our Rock DJ

York Press: Dr Rock, Charles White, pictured in the BBC Radio York Studio

2:12pm Saturday 1st March 2014

Rock‘n’roll presenter Dr Rock is celebrating his 20th anniversary on BBC Radio York. Charles Hutchinson meets Charles White, the Irishman behind the cult show.

A taste of Terry’s and the war years

York Press: Members of the Terry family just after the First World War. Noel is second left, in uniform

1:59pm Saturday 1st March 2014

A new exhibition in York tells how the Terry family and their workers coped with two world wars. MATT CLARK reports.

The man who brought the Tour de France to Yorkshire

York Press: Bradley Wiggins of Sky Pro Racing (yellow jersey) riding with team mates during the Tour de France

10:13am Friday 28th February 2014

In just over four months, the Tour de France will arrive in Yorkshire for the first Yorkshire Grand Départ. STEPHEN LEWIS speaks to the man who made it possible.

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I’ll be seeing you all later

York Press: Mark Stead

11:03am Friday 18th April 2014

DEPENDING on what time of day it is if/as you read this, I’ll either be heading to completely the wrong departure gate at one airport, seeing if I can keep up my fairly impressive record of getting nabbed for the is-this-your-bag-sir treatment (one of these days, I will answer “No, a complete stranger asked me to carry their bag through customs for them” and see what happens), or somewhere quite high in between.

How things go missing is one of life's mysteries

York Press: Julian Cole

9:17am Thursday 17th April 2014

I AM at a loss over the camera. It was there when the photograph was taken, that’s for sure, but nowhere to be seen a few days later.

When did life start to get so complicated?

York Press: Evening Press columnist Helen Mead. (5189310)

1:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

INVISIBLE Dry; Ultra Dry; Silk Dry: oh how I long for the days when a deodorant was just that, a stick of deodorant – plain and simple.

Readers' letters

Lendal trial principles were sound

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

11:46am Saturday 19th April 2014

WITH all the overblown rhetoric about Lendal Bridge from Conservative and Lib Dem councillors, it’s easy to forget that the principles behind the trial are still sound.

Officers to blame

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

11:45am Saturday 19th April 2014

SO COMMON sense has finally prevailed in the Lendal Bridge saga; now for the recriminations, calls for resignations, etc.

Parking charges

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

11:45am Saturday 19th April 2014

FIASCO is such an inadequate word to use when describing the Labour council’s handling of the Lendal Bridge debacle.

Too many cars

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

11:44am Saturday 19th April 2014

DURING my childhood only one or two cars would be found parked in any street and children owned residential streets for play.

Fundraising Fun

Easter fundraising fun at city centre hostelry

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:26am Saturday 19th April 2014

A SERIES of fundraising events will be held at the Crystal Palace pub in Holgate Road this weekend.

Dancing in the street to raise awareness of cancer

York Press: Thousands to take part in Race For Life

7:32am Saturday 19th April 2014

RUNNERS from Cancer Research UK danced in Parliament Street, York, to raise money and awareness for the disease.


A really big year for gliding

York Press: Glider about to bungee off Sutton BankArchive photo supplied by Yorkshire Gliding Club

2:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE first man to launch himself off Sutton Bank in a glider seems to have been one Erik Addyman. He'd have been little more than 20 years old when, in 1911 - just a few years after the Wright brothers' landmark flight - he decided to build his own flying machine.

Touched by granddad's wartime story

York Press: The Langemark German cemetery at Ypres

3:31pm Monday 7th April 2014

DAVID Moncaster was very young when his grandfather Frank died. Yet he'll never forget a story his father Percy told him about his granddad.

Why did my dad have this Somme medal?

York Press: Betty Gray (86) with the 'Somme' medal. Picture : Garry Atkinson

2:10pm Monday 31st March 2014

PERCY Lockwood-Bradley was the landlord of two well-known York pubs in the years after the First World War; first the Groves Club on Penley Rose Street, and later the Bowling Green Inn, formerly on Lowther Street.

Health & Wellbeing

Nia is good for the soul

York Press: NIA class for Health and Wellbeing Sarah Proctor prepares for lead her Nia class at York Yoga studio. Maxine Gordon pictured right.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5102622)

2:24pm Monday 14th April 2014

MAXINE GORDON tries a dance class with a difference

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