11:56am Thursday 27th November 2014
After 44 years with this newspaper, picture editor Martin Oates is taking a well-earned early retirement. STEPHEN LEWIS reports
3:06pm Wednesday 26th November 2014
This is a history of York as you’ve never seen it, writes STEPHEN LEWIS of a new book about the city’s ‘first 2000 years’.
7:30pm Tuesday 25th November 2014
WHEN new owners went into 69-71 Micklegate, they found ancient features but astonishing disrepair.
3:08pm Tuesday 25th November 2014
YORK Minister in beautiful hues of lilacs and blues takes pride of place in Naomi Whittaker's lounge. Made from stained glass, it is the latest work by the South Bank artist.
2:27pm Friday 21st November 2014
It’s VisitYork’s largest visitor attraction of the year, but Christmas is the most magical time to call in at Castle Howard. MATT CLARK went to see the preparations.
12:49pm Thursday 20th November 2014
Ill-conceived laws and an unfair market have put our pubs at risk, says landlord PAUL CROSSMAN.
8:02am Thursday 20th November 2014
What’s so special about Bishopthorpe Road? just about everything, as The Press discovers.
1:12pm Thursday 20th November 2014
More than 100 years ago, a Harrogate man who started out driving wagons for a circus became the first man ever to ship an entire houseful of furniture across the Atlantic to Boston. Transport historian DEREK RAYNER tells STEPHEN LEWIS the remarkable story of George Ward, Victorian removal man extraordinaire.
2:35pm Wednesday 19th November 2014
READER John Sanderson is a former HGV driver turned railway maintenance worker with a lifelong love of trains.
10:32am Tuesday 18th November 2014
Georgey Spanswick has been waking up York for the past six months as the presenter of BBC Radio York’s breakfast show. She tells MAXINE GORDON how she rather likes getting up at 4am and why she loves being an “offcomedon”.
2:09pm Monday 17th November 2014
LEGENDARY photographer Robert Doisneau once said, chance is the one thing you can’t buy. You pay for it with time, not the wasting of time but the spending of time.
3:49pm Friday 14th November 2014
After a gentle meander to discover the source of the Nidd this summer for The Press, BOB ADAMS decided to finish his hiking year on a high. Make that very high, with the Tour de Mont Blanc
1:19pm Thursday 13th November 2014
Some of the casualties of the Chancellor's austerity drive are jobs the council once did as a matter of course. So who's doing them now? MATT CLARK finds out.
2:44pm Wednesday 12th November 2014
York council has published a draft strategy that sets out how to protect the city against flooding in the years ahead. Now the authority wants you to have your say. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
3:40pm Tuesday 11th November 2014
Alison Hardcastle is opening her home studio as a pop-up shop this weekend. MAXINE GORDON visits the Yorkshire Wolds artist for a sneak preview
2:24pm Friday 7th November 2014
York’s new community stadium will be built on a site where, almost 2000 years ago, Roman soldiers once camped, and trained, and hunkered over their cooking fires. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on York’s latest exciting archaeological dig – one you can get involved in…
4:11pm Thursday 6th November 2014
ANIMALS come in all shapes and sizes. They are often a challenge to photograph well; their movement is seldom predictable and even when you think they are posing, they are just as likely to examine the front of the lens. However, when it works, you get a great deal of pleasure.
9:35am Thursday 6th November 2014
HISTORIC Walmgate Bar is finally to get the repairs it badly needs after being hit by a car four years ago.
2:44pm Wednesday 5th November 2014
University of York cavers are treading where no one has walked before. This summer they returned to the mountains of southern Europe to continue exploring a cave system they first encountered several years ago. MATT CLARK reports.
3:09pm Monday 3rd November 2014
A RED deer stag stands silhouetted against a moody sky in this classic autumnal scene, captured by Press photographer Anthony Chappel-Ross in the grounds of Studley Royal.
9:49am Friday 31st October 2014
For a few days a North Yorkshire church can be seen in a different light. MATT CLARK discovers why and learns its extraordinary history.
9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014
THE photographs show a typical school day out at the seaside. Children are digging in the sand, paddling and squealing with delight as they ride donkeys along the beach.
3:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014
YORK Minster silhouetted against a fiery evening sky; the Millennium Bridge seen from above, linking lush green grassland either side of the River Ouse; the ruins of St Mary's Abbey standing pristine under a fall of snow: just a few of the iconic images that feature in the 2015 St Leonard's Hospice calendar.
2:45pm Monday 27th October 2014
Maligned and misunderstood, it’s a hobby few admit to yet many have a sneaking fascination with trainspotting. Now the National Railway Museum is presenting an exhibition showing the adventure, mischief and drama of this once widespread hobby. MATT CLARK took along his notebook and pencil.
12:51pm Saturday 25th October 2014
SOMETIMES being a chef does have its advantages and great opportunities fall at your feet.
9:48am Friday 24th October 2014
The men of Pocklington who gave their lives in the First World War will be commemorated at a special exhibition in the town which opens next week. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
11:04am Friday 24th October 2014
STEPHEN LEWIS looks back at 132 years of The Press.
10:56am Friday 24th October 2014
IT’S all change at The Press. We have moved into new, purpose-built offices at the start of a new era for a newspaper which has been the main provider of news, sport and information to the people of York and surrounding area for 132 years.
1:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
In the second part of our investigation into York’s homeless, the manager of a vital service reveals plans to support more people in need of a roof over their heads.
3:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Bridlington is to star as Walmington-on-Sea in a new film of Dad’s Army. STEPHEN LEWIS visited the east coast resort to find out what the locals think of the idea...
9:52am Tuesday 21st October 2014
Laura Campbell is LA-bound for a sporting challenge of a lifetime. MAXINE GORDON meets York’s very special tennis ace
3:02pm Monday 20th October 2014
The nights are drawing in and summer is already a distant memory, but there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful. even in autumn. MATT CLARK looks at one of them, which begins at the end of the month.
1:43pm Saturday 18th October 2014
Wildlife artist ROBERT E FULLER describes the wealth of wildlife in Yorkshire – some of it here in York.
2:51pm Friday 17th October 2014
Anger is growing over council proposals to lease part of the bank of the River Ouse near the Millennium Bridge to the York Motor Yacht Club. In an about-turn yesterday, the council appeared to rule out the deal. But protesters will still gather on Sunday to underline their opposition. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
9:12am Friday 17th October 2014
HIDDEN behind the doors at one of York's most distinctive institutions are rooms which have been left untouched for a generation. Kate Liptrot goes on a tour behind the scenes at The Retreat.
12:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014
PRESS reader Nick Duck has a hobby: selling model trains and hi fi equipment at car boot sales.
3:14pm Wednesday 15th October 2014
Most visit in spring to witness the spectacular blaze of colour, but at this time of year the Moorlands Nature Reserve offers a more mellow charm, not to mention the odd surprise, as MATT CLARK discovered.
12:59pm Saturday 11th October 2014
There is more to the temporary gypsy encampment at the Eye of York than meets the eye, says STEPHEN LEWIS
8:40am Friday 10th October 2014
Can acupuncture offer relief from pain – and if so how? In a new episode of the BBC’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor on Wednesday next week, York acupuncturist Hugh MacPherson and a team of scientists from the York Neuroimaging Centre look at evidence for the way acupuncture may affect pain centres in the brain. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
8:39am Thursday 9th October 2014
WE all love gawping at aerial photographs. They give us a chance to see familiar streets and neighbourhoods from a new and exhilarating perspective - and also perhaps give us a feeling of freedom, the sense of soaring like a bird.
8:04am Wednesday 8th October 2014
WITH a clink and a clank, amid a fizz of sparks, farriers from far and wide will be competing this month for the title of world's best horse shoer at the Great Yorkshire Showground.
8:18am Tuesday 7th October 2014
IT would be fair to say that Suzanne Fagence Cooper is a bit obsessed with the Victorians.
10:50am Saturday 4th October 2014
THE Spanish Riding School of Vienna has been attracting admiring visitors for centuries.
9:50am Friday 3rd October 2014
Work by local quilters and embroiderers marks the centenary of the First World War in a beautiful and painstaking way, reports STEPHEN LEWIS.
12:29pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
A FEW days ago we reproduced three old photographs showing floral displays created by York Corporation gardeners on the city wall embankment in Station Road. One of the photographs was dated 1955, and showed a representation of Holgate Windmill, with its sails intact.
12:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014
MY first experience of the Yorkshire Dales came on a long, hot summer 30 years ago. I'd given up my civil service job in London, bought a tent and a rucksack, then set out to walk from John O' Groats to Land's End.
3:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014
Breast cancer patients in York now have a local support group thanks to the efforts of two young mums fighting the disease. MAXINE GORDON reports
3:12pm Friday 26th September 2014
Treasurer's House has no deer park to walk around. Instead, as its contribution to this year's National Trust 'Great British Walk' season, it is offering ghoulish guided tours of York's sickelways in the company of Mad Alice. STEPHEN LEWIS reports
1:13pm Wednesday 24th September 2014
King Richard III may be staying in Leicester. But a small parish church north of York has its own connections to the last Yorkist king - and plans to celebrate them next month. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on Sheriff Hutton's Richard III Flower Festival
1:13pm Saturday 20th September 2014
Some of the British Museum’s finest Roman treasures have come to Leeds as part of a touring exhibition examining the lives of Romans in Yorkshire. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
11:39am Thursday 27th November 2014
NIGEL Farage is sadly not a mirage. Instead he is canny operator who rides every wave he mounts. Unlike Ed Miliband, who wobbles off every passing wave.
2:57pm Tuesday 25th November 2014
SITTING on the train the other day, I was intrigued by a man barking orders into some sort of electronic device.
9:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014
The doom-merchants have it wrong - our pubs need change not closure
11:15am Friday 28th November 2014
DOES anybody represent or care about the ordinary man and woman in this country anymore? It seems depressing, if this is the case, that we haven’t moved on with our class system.
11:13am Friday 28th November 2014
THE snobbery the Labour politician Emily Thornberry displayed when she tweetedput the photograph of the house with the Cross of St George flags hanging outside says it all.
11:13am Friday 28th November 2014
SO we say farewell to James Alexander, erstwhile council leader, self-styled saviour of York, who, in his own words and opinion, has rescued York from stagnation in 2011 to prosperity in 2014, southward bound for a job in Ed Miliband’s election team.
11:12am Friday 28th November 2014
BEFORE James Alexander rides away into the sunset, may I make the following suggestion.
8:55am Friday 28th November 2014
MORE than 140 musical acts will fill the streets of York this weekend to raise money for a local charity.
8:58am Thursday 27th November 2014
SHOPPERS are being invited to back the Monks Cross centre’s Christmas Give A Gift Campaign, which supports local children’s charities.
2:58pm Monday 17th November 2014
CAR PARK full proclaims the two notices on York's Exhibition Square, despite just 16 vehicles sitting in the bays. Look closer and it seems the attendant has tied the signs to a couple of the cars before taking a well earned rest by leaning on an MG Magnette.
2:47pm Monday 10th November 2014
COMPARED to many English cities, York's streetscape hasn't changed that much over the last 50 years or so.
11:14am Wednesday 5th November 2014
How much do you know about Guy Fawkes?...
2:42pm Monday 17th November 2014
OLWYN Morris is heading to Peru to help set up a clinic for people with hearing difficulties. The audiologist speaks to health reporter Kate Liptrot about her plans to help transform people's lives .
2:21pm Monday 17th November 2014
A CAMPAIGN next week will encourage as many people as possible to be tested for HIV. A York doctor and a man living with the virus tell health reporter Kate Liptrot why there’s nothing to be lost – but potentially a lot to be gained - from taking the test.
2:09pm Monday 17th November 2014
John Lennon wrote, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”.