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1:12pm Monday 9th December 2013
IN THE summer of 1871, a young woman named Emily Casson travelled with her husband and children from their home in Bootham, York, to take a family holiday in Goathland, high on the North York Moors.
11:52am Friday 6th December 2013
York’s National Railway Museum has a stunning archive of material about the part played by the railways in the First World War. With the 100th anniversary of the war fast approaching, STEPHEN LEWIS finds out about the ambulance trains which ferried wounded soldiers back home from the front.
1:21pm Thursday 5th December 2013
Should York ally itself with Leeds and other West Yorkshire metropolitan authorities in a combined super council? STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
10:05am Wednesday 4th December 2013
It wasn’t only sheep and cattle on offer at York Auction Centre this week. There was a real Yuletide mood with tinsel and baubles. MARY O’CONNOR went along.
10:25am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Stars flock to Harley Street skin expert Lesley Reynolds for all their beauty concerns. MAXINE GORDON heads to her London clinic for a red-carpet facial.
9:33am Friday 29th November 2013
Did you or a member of your family ever work at Rowntrees? And if so, do you have memories to share? Then the Rowntree Society is keen to hear from you. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
9:25am Thursday 28th November 2013
Stephen Lewis logs on to a QR poetry trail where six writers have captured the essence of one of York’s popular open spaces.
4:18pm Thursday 28th November 2013
More than 60 years after Howsham Mill was abandoned, it has finally been restored back its former Gothic glory. HANNAH BRYAN investigates.
9:10am Wednesday 27th November 2013
There is at last a real prospect that the massive York Central site could finally be redeveloped, now the city council says it may be prepared to pay for a £10 million bridge across railway lines on to the land. STEPHEN LEWIS visited the site.
12:23pm Tuesday 26th November 2013
GENEOALOGY is a fascinating subject, leading thousands of ordinary people to investigate their family tree and spawning the popular TV series, Who Do You Think You Are?, where celebs go back to their roots (with a Kleenex at the ready).
10:54am Tuesday 26th November 2013
Following yesterday's story on the dog that looks like Hitler, here are six more animal stories from over the years likely to raise a smile.....
8:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013
After an unusually good summer, this is turning out to be the most colourful autumn in years, as SAMANTHA HARRIS and MATT CLARK discover at Castle Howard.
10:09am Thursday 21st November 2013
Stephen Lewis looks at the past, the present and plans for York’s former carriageworks site, the teardrop.
9:48am Thursday 21st November 2013
DARKNESS was falling, it was decidedly blustery and the streets far below remained sodden from an afternoon downpour.
11:40am Tuesday 19th November 2013
Tantrums, sulking and slamming doors aren’t just for tots and teens – adults can behave badly too. MAXINE GORDON meets the North Yorkshire therapist whose new book shines a light on the world of the ‘kidult’.
12:13pm Monday 18th November 2013
A chance encounter with war correspondent John Pilger inspired a North Yorkshire gap-year student to take up documentary photography, says RUTH CAMPBELL. Now Mark Read travels the world capturing incredible images for publications such as National Geographic and Time magazine.
11:07am Saturday 16th November 2013
Star Inn chef ANDREW PERN shares two warming recipes for November.
11:59am Saturday 16th November 2013
MAXINE GORDON pleads with you to play with plaid this autumn.
9:35am Thursday 14th November 2013
Ruth Campbell meets an organic, free-range turkey farmer, one of only a handful in North Yorkshire still fattening and preparing birds the old-fashioned way.
9:35am Wednesday 13th November 2013
One of the country’s leading stained glass artists has been commissioned to install a commemorative window in memory of our armed forces who have served in Afghanistan. She tells MATT CLARK what inspires her work.
9:55am Tuesday 12th November 2013
MAXINE GORDON tries the latest exercise craze that runs rings round the competition – hula hooping
9:27am Tuesday 12th November 2013
Reporter VICTORIA PREST takes to the skies during a visit to York Gliding Club.
12:51pm Monday 11th November 2013
You may have noticed York’s new bus warden patrolling the streets in recent weeks. But who is he – and what does he do? STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
10:13am Saturday 9th November 2013
As the centenary of the start of the First World War approaches, ANDREW HITCHON goes back to the beginning and the end of that bloody conflict.
10:02am Friday 8th November 2013
During Poppy Week, we remember heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice during conflicts. But here, MATT CLARK previews another side to war – an exhibition at the Borthwick Institute which explores a York son who refused the call to arms.
11:19am Thursday 7th November 2013
In the latest edition of our occasional series on local churches, STEPHEN LEWIS visits a former Gilbertine priory in Old Malton.
9:22am Wednesday 6th November 2013
Stephen Lewis meets a celebrated York photographer who is exhibiting his Ephemeral Light pictures in his local café
11:51am Monday 4th November 2013
HOLLYWOOD movies have the Oscars, British films the Baftas and press photographers also have their own black-tie night, the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards.
9:34am Saturday 2nd November 2013
A young stone carver with big dreams has launched his own business from a workshop in the shed of his parents’ Dunnington garden. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
9:52am Friday 1st November 2013
Too many racehorses that are re-homed fall on hard times. MATT CLARK visits a yard that offers a secure future.
12:01pm Thursday 31st October 2013
A BIG clearout in the offices at The Press has led to some amazing finds – not least this wonderful selection of photographs of York and North Yorkshire during the second world war.
9:44am Wednesday 30th October 2013
York artist Jonty Clark has illustrated a new Game Of Thrones spin-off book about the sayings of Tyrion Lannister. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
2:40pm Tuesday 29th October 2013
MAXINE GORDON meets the York culinary entrepreneur hoping to make a packet from pickles.
12:50pm Monday 28th October 2013
How do you get a kingfisher to pose for its portrait? LARA LAMBERT investigates.
10:47am Saturday 26th October 2013
In the latest in our occasional series on Yorkshire nature reserves, STEPHEN LEWIS enjoys a bracing visit to wind-swept Flamborough Cliffs to watch migrating seabirds.
12:22pm Friday 25th October 2013
Tomorrow, former Land Girls who helped keep the nation fed during the Second World War will be gathering at Murton’s Yorkshire Museum of Farming for a historic reunion. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
'I feel safe here. I’m not anxious all the time, not constantly looking out of the window to see if he’s coming'
10:23am Thursday 24th October 2013
Domestic abuse is more common than you might think. The Lord Mayor of York Julie Gunnell, who last Friday launched a campaign to raise awareness about the issue in York, has chosen IDAS, the charity which works with abuse victims locally, as one of her charities of the year. STEPHEN LEWIS reports
11:14am Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Kerry Hutchinson recently returned from a tour of Helmand Province in Aghanistan. During his stay, he revisited Musa Qaleh, to see what progress had been made since he was last there.
1:03pm Saturday 19th October 2013
IF you’re lucky, you may have seen puffins during the breeding season at Bempton Cliffs or Flamborough Head, their small, stubby bodies nestled in a crevice in the rocks, their beaks a flash of colour.
11:55am Friday 18th October 2013
For decades, sculptor Sally Arnup has been crafting beautiful statues of animals and birds at her studio just outside York. Tomorrow, a new exhibition of her work opens at York’s Blake Gallery. STEPHEN LEWIS went to meet her.
10:26am Wednesday 16th October 2013
Anonymous portraits used in a 1950s Aero campaign are on display at York Mansion House. MATT CLARK looks into the history of these advertisements.
11:27am Tuesday 15th October 2013
Cocoon coats are the star attraction of the autumn wardrobe. MAXINE GORDON picks the best of the bunch.
11:22am Monday 14th October 2013
This Wednesday marks the centenary of the death of a true Yorkshire hero – Sir George Wombwell, the longest surviving officer who took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade. Military historian JAMES BANCROFT reports.
11:43am Saturday 12th October 2013
It’s national Chocolate Week and where better to discover the dark art of confectionery than Bettys. MATT CLARK meets the company’s head of development.
11:31am Saturday 12th October 2013
Blood + Chocolate is York’s theatrical sensation of the autumn. MAXINE GORDON goes behind the scenes to find out how an army of volunteers have helped get the hit show on the road.
9:00am Friday 11th October 2013
It was affectionately known as ‘The Blackberry Line’. Now, 100 years after it was opened, the story of the Derwent Valley Light Railway is told in a beautifully illustrated new book. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
11:40am Thursday 10th October 2013
Illuminating York returns at the end of this month. After the damp squib of last year’s Vic Reeves Wonderland event, organisers have opted for a Viking theme this year. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
9:36am Wednesday 9th October 2013
City archaeologist John Oxley has a wealth of knowledge about York’s past. He makes the perfect guide for a walking tour following in the footsteps of Richard III. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
9:53am Tuesday 8th October 2013
Belinda Williams has put local food on the map with her soup brand Yorkshire Provender – and now she has a recipe book too. MAXINE GORDON joins her for a farmhouse lunch.
11:24am Wednesday 2nd October 2013
North Yorkshire willow sculptor Emma Stothard tells CHRIS PLEASANCE about the many creatures she has created, including a very special four-legged friend for the heir to the throne.
12:56pm Monday 9th December 2013
’TIS the season to be jolly…. and nowhere is that more apparent than in hostelries and eateries the span of the land as they pander to the stop-outs hell-bent on enjoying a bit of seasonal frivolity before Santa heaves his morbidly obese self down the nation’s chimneys.
11:35am Friday 6th December 2013
EVERY woman knows how to do make-up. Really? I must have been off school the day of the make-up lesson – I did have mumps when I was in the reception class. Or maybe it’s because my female relatives are generally not into make-up.
1:06pm Thursday 5th December 2013
SOMETIMES you wonder what sort of a country we live in. Reports of people fighting over bargains in supermarkets on Black Friday filled me with despair at what I’m tempted to call the molten corrosiveness of consumerism.
12:05pm Monday 9th December 2013
THE Press of December 4 reports an agreement to develop the “teardrop” site with £500,000 to be spent on the immediate costs of transport and consultancy fees, and details of the £9.5 million spending to emerge next year.
12:04pm Monday 9th December 2013
WE HAVE experienced one of the toughest economic climates of a generation, so the York Economic Partnership (YEP) fully supports the York Central proposals, which are set to kick-start development on one of Europe’s largest Brownfield sites, and as a result provide thousands more jobs and opportunities for people in and around York.
11:59am Monday 9th December 2013
SOME of the electorate do not vote, but do complain about the Government. People say: “I can’t change anything”. But together you can.
11:57am Monday 9th December 2013
I WATCHED a programme on the Yesterday channel called Who Betrayed The Bomber Boys?
10:14am Monday 9th December 2013
LOCAL projects in York are being offered the chance to join a course designed to help with fundraising.
9:21am Monday 9th December 2013
A HUGE squad of Santas descended on York’s Knavesmire in pursuit of a Christmas pudding to raise funds for the fight against heart disease.
1:30pm Monday 9th December 2013
WE’RE paying a second visit to Coney Street this week, courtesy of oral historian Van Wilson’s latest book, York’s Golden Half Mile.
1:18pm Monday 9th December 2013
A few weeks ago, we carried a piece about the North Eastern Railway during the First World War.
12:11pm Monday 2nd December 2013
WE have reader Beverley Cole to thank for today’s Yesterday Once More.
Health & Wellbeing
1:04pm Monday 9th December 2013
Former British soldier Jason Meek has completely turned his life around after alcohol addiction nearly killed him.