Why is it that everyone loves playing trains?

York Press:

1:41pm Monday 30th March 2015

MATT CLARK explores an exhibition that should appeal to young and old alike.

York’s former Army and Navy Stores transformed into new bar and restaurant

York Press:

1:33pm Saturday 28th March 2015

York’s former Army and Navy Stores has been transformed into a new bar and restaurant with a quirky war theme. MAXINE GORDON marches there in quick time for an inspection.

Artists set to open their doors for York Open Studios

York Press:

1:04pm Friday 27th March 2015

Take a walk around the city next month and you will find paintings and prints, sculptures and ceramics, furniture and fabrics, jewellery and glass, all behind the doors of York Open Studios. JO HUGHES reports.

A tour around Goddards, the former home to the Terry family

York Press:

1:43pm Thursday 26th March 2015

MATT CLARK looks around the Arts & Craft house in York that was once home to the Terry family, and discovers how a young volunteer came up with the Art of Design theme running until June.

Revealing the secrets of Merchant Adventurers’ Hall's archive

York Press:

3:39pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

From April, the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is offering half price admission to YorkCard holders. MATT CLARK delves into the building’s archive and finds an incredibly detailed account of its early history.

York chocolatier makes treats with a twist

York Press:

11:12am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Fed up with Easter eggs, then how about a chocolate welly or giant cupcake? MAXINE GORDON visits a York chocolatier making treats with a twist.

The Major Series: Down deep in dirt on UK’s leading trail race

York Press:

11:55am Tuesday 24th March 2015

“KEEP moving those legs otherwise you’ll get stuck and I’m not coming in to get you,” joked one of the British Military Fitness (BMF) team members.

A vivid voice all the way from Waterloo

York Press:

3:19pm Monday 23rd March 2015

This year is the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, and retired York teacher Stephen Gavin is sharing the extraordinary diary of a relative who was there. JOHN WOODCOCK reports.

VIDEOS & PICTURES: New exhibition by wildlife artist Robert Fuller to showcase the home-building habits of birds

York Press:

12:40pm Saturday 21st March 2015

The first hint of spring heralds the start of the nesting season. Wildlife artist Robert Fuller is preparing an Easter exhibition about the home-building habits of birds. He shows STEPHEN LEWIS birds in action around his Wolds home.

Who said journalists don't have poetry in their souls?

York Press:

1:20pm Saturday 21st March 2015

Former Press and Gazette & Herald journalist James Kilner has just published his first volume of poetry. He spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS.

11 things you might not know about Richard III

York Press:

12:55pm Friday 20th March 2015

King Richard III will finally get a proper burial next week - in Leicester. STEPHEN LEWIS digs out some lesser-known facts about the king who wanted to be buried in York.

The 2015 eclipse - and how to observe it safely

York Press:

12:33pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Don’t panic tomorrow morning if the sun begins to look as though it has had a bite taken out of it... it will just be the moon getting in the way. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on the 2015 eclipse.

From devastation to a £6.5 million swimming pool

York Press:

12:40pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington officially opens Selby’s new leisure centre on Saturday, three years after the old one was gutted by fire. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on the centre which rose from the ashes.

Healthy choice for food blogger Sophie

York Press:

12:56pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

Teenage food blogger Sophie Bradshaw is followed by thousands and knows at first hand the link between good grub and wellbeing. MAXINE GORDON reports.

5 wonderful old pictures from York galas and other celebrations

York Press:

3:25pm Monday 16th March 2015

EVEN today, there is something exhilarating about hot air balloons.

Tender traits suggest a different story of early man

York Press:

2:46pm Monday 16th March 2015

Was early man really a killer ape? MATT CLARK meets a York academic whose research may change our view of human evolution.

Artist Gerard Hobson furnishes a new venture

York Press:

12:58pm Saturday 14th March 2015

York printmaker Gerard Hobson brings the outdoors indoors with his colourful wildlife prints. Now he’s moving into soft furnishings too. MAXINE GORDON pays a visit to his home and studio.

How author Matt Haig learned to see a way through depression

York Press:

1:09pm Saturday 14th March 2015

York author Matt Haig will talk openly about his battle with depression at this month’s York Literature Festival. He spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS.

Exploded fragment of War of the Roses gun goes on show at new Richard III exhibition

York Press:

12:50pm Friday 13th March 2015

A new Richard III exhibition in York shines fresh light on the King’s reign. And it features a remarkable artefact that has changed the way historians interpret the War of the Roses. MATT CLARK reports.

The Pennine Way reaches a golden anniversary

York Press:

9:48am Thursday 12th March 2015

The Pennine Way is 50 years old in April. To mark the occasion, the BBC has made a four part documentary, to be presented by Arctic explorer Paul Rose. He spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS.

Students harrowed by stories of the Holocaust

York Press:

2:58pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

It is one of the most infamous places in Europe – the death camp where the Nazis murdered more than a million people. DAN BEAN joined a group of York teenagers on a visit to Auschwitz.

Riders pedalling to put homes crisis in spotlight

York Press:

3:46pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

A national gathering will be held outside Parliament next week lobbying for the UK’s housing crisis to be taken more seriously. A relay to that rally has passed through York. Matt Clark reports.

Lord Mayor recalls his Mini adventure

York Press:

2:17pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

FIFTY years ago this week, Castle Howard was in the middle of a Hollywood invasion. It had been chosen to film an MGM blockbuster, Lady L, starring Sophia Loren as an 80-year-old aristocrat looking back on her life and loves.

Online gallery fills the gap for art lovers

York Press:

3:04pm Monday 9th March 2015

Until York Art Gallery reopens this summer, art lovers can only see its treasures online. In our second dip into its online gallery, MATT CLARK discovers a Reynolds, a painting by York master William Etty and a great landscape showing the old Ouse Bridge.

Inventor Andrew’s no mug

York Press:

1:38pm Saturday 7th March 2015

MAXINE GORDON meets the York inventor who is full of Infuse-iasm for the coffee and tea break.

The shooting of Sophia 50 years on - Castle Howard's role in the filming of Lady L

York Press:

2:26pm Friday 6th March 2015

Fifty years ago, long before Brideshead, Castle Howard was the location for an expensive Hollywood blockbuster starring Sophia Loren, Paul Newman and David Niven. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Regiment to join memorial for battle that turned the tide of war against the Japanese

York Press:

10:03am Thursday 5th March 2015

A group of soldiers from York will be flying out to north-east India this weekend to take part in a memorial service honouring those who fought in ‘Britain’s Greatest Battle’: the Battle of Kohima. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

The quiet corner of York with a notorious past

York Press:

1:31pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

It has been a slum and a red light area, and was also for centuries home to a religious community known as the vicars choral. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on the colourful history of Bedern.

Red carpet glamour for prom night

York Press:

10:33am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Forget the Oscars. MAXINE GORDON finds some red carpet glamour closer to home perfect for prom night.

A closer look at York Civic Trust's 'manifesto' for improving the city centre

York Press:

2:39pm Monday 2nd March 2015

THE timing of York Civic Trust's wide-ranging 'manifesto' for smartening up York could hardly have been better.

Kid-proof recipes for Mother's Day

York Press:

3:21pm Saturday 28th February 2015

MOTHER’S Day on Sunday, March 15 is an ideal occasion for those budding young Hestons to give Mum a day off, even though she will probably need the following week to get the kitchen back to normal.

From park to plate...

York Press:

3:09pm Saturday 28th February 2015

MATT CLARK spends the day with North Yorkshire’s newest swineherd at Carlton Towers – and reports on a venture to produce the finest pork for its cookery school.

Meet the men and women fighting to get a devolved parliament in Yorkshire

York Press:

1:14pm Friday 27th February 2015

POLITICIANS love statistics and in the run up to May's general election they will be bombarding those of us less enamoured by facts and figures with any number of reasons why they're right and everyone else is wrong.

What is the best way forward to solve York’s traffic woes?

York Press:

12:59pm Thursday 26th February 2015

IS a congestion commission the best way to tackle the problem of York's traffic-choked streets? STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

David Hockney's Yorkshire landscapes given a digital twist

York Press:

2:37pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

David Hockney has sent a love letter to Yorkshire with a new exhibition of his vividly colourful iPad paintings of the Wolds, writes JIM GREENHALF.

It may be familiar to us all, but the River Ouse in York still has the power to surprise...

York Press:

2:46pm Monday 23rd February 2015

IT'S often said York turns its back on the Ouse, but take a walk along the banks and you will see a very different picture. There's always something to do: dogs to walk, bikes to ride, geese to be fed – just don't tell the council about that one.

York College students' Hollywood tales

York Press:

9:35am Friday 20th February 2015

Film studies students from York College spent last week on a VIP tour of Hollywood. They spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS about what they had learned and gave their Oscar tips ahead of this weekend’s Academy Awards.

Stunning nature photographs on display in a new exhibition in North Yorkshire

York Press:

12:02pm Thursday 19th February 2015

If a picture paints a thousand words, there’s a whole library’s worth in North Yorkshire this spring. MATT CLARK went to admire some of the best photos of 2014 which are on display at Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Terrace.

The rebuilding of York's Scarborough Bridge - seven great photos

York Press:

12:24pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

GOING, going... and back again! As engineering challenges go, it was a doozy.

Warming recipes - just add a log fire and mulled ale

York Press:

8:00am Saturday 14th February 2015

Andrew Pern offers up a couple of warming recipes perfectly suited to this time of year.

Convent life on the quiet

York Press:

9:28am Friday 13th February 2015

St Joseph’s Convent in Lawrence Street, once home to the Poor Clares, looks set to be turned into student flats. But remarkable photographs in The Press archives open a window into what life at the convent was once like. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

VIDEO: Six romantic films that will melt your heart this Valentine's Day

York Press: Cine classic: Harry and Sally at the Compass Theatre

2:20pm Thursday 12th February 2015

These movies promise to make you laugh but also make you cry.

New Earswick Folk Hall swings back to the sixties

York Press:

9:41am Thursday 12th February 2015

New Earswick Folk Hall will be going Back to the Sixties on Saturday. MATT CLARK recalls the glory days when Procol Harum and Pink Floyd played there.

St Leonard’s Hospice: where the caring never stops

York Press:

3:11pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

It is 30 years ago today since St Leonard’s Hospice accepted its first inpatients. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on a remarkable York charity.

The golden rules of buying lingerie as a Valentine’s Day gift

York Press:

2:33pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

MAXINE GORDON suggests some Fifty Shades of Grey style for St Valentine’s Day.

6 moments captured by York Photographic Society

York Press:

2:11pm Monday 9th February 2015

Abandoned cars; a cyclist snapped in watery winter sunshine; a bowler caught in the midst of a downpour, his face a picture of concentration.

Cherished clothes to go under the hammer

York Press:

12:20pm Saturday 7th February 2015

Audrey Watson's wardrobe stores a lifetime of memories. MAXINE GORDON previews her collection of clothes from the 1960s and 1970s ahead of their auction in North Yorkshire.

Exploring a wealth of local history in York Archives

York Press:

9:59am Friday 6th February 2015

The records of the York Lambretta Club, the memoirs of a local suffragette - even the journal recording one of the great early discoveries of astronomy: York Archives have the lot. And each month archivists will be revealing more. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Vote for your favourite wildlife photograph

York Press:

9:51am Thursday 5th February 2015

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has been inundated with entries for its photography competition. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Fulford - a village where local voices are rising up

York Press:

1:11pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

The Government believes local people should be given more say in planning decisions. The 2011 Localism Act allows communities to develop their own ‘neighbourhood plans’ for just this reason. But how effective will they be? STEPHEN LEWIS visits Fulford, the latest York parish to go down this route.

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Road rage: Don’t look back in anger

York Press: Sue Nelson

11:06am Monday 30th March 2015

HOW’s this for a life lesson – when the going gets tough, don’t take it out on others by losing your blob with a complete stranger…

Making it look easy... or hard

York Press:

10:08am Friday 27th March 2015

THERE is a theory that you become an expert at a task or activity after undertaking 10,000 hours of practice at it.

Budget fails to lift my wallet

York Press:

10:01am Thursday 26th March 2015

GEORGE Osborne says Britain is walking tall and the sun is shining. Feeling rather buoyed by this, I open my wallet.

Readers' letters

Sadness over loss of stonemasons

York Press:

10:21am Monday 30th March 2015

THANK you for all the work you have achieved to give the Minster and the city such a glorious legacy of the east window.

Housing has to be transformed for city

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:20am Monday 30th March 2015

THE city council has to grasp the nettle of transforming housing.

Vote to save the NHS in May poll

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:19am Monday 30th March 2015

DISILLUSIONED with politics? Fed up to the back teeth of political parties? Thinking about not voting on May 7?

No short memories over economics

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:18am Monday 30th March 2015

HAVING appraised the comments made by the Opposition Treasury spokesman regarding the Government’s budget proposals, one can only conclude were they to understand the concept of sound economics then they wouldn’t represent the parties they do – or they think that the public have short memories.

Fundraising Fun

Charity for the blind praised by veteran

York Press: Blind Veterans UK

9:07am Monday 30th March 2015

A BLIND veteran from Yorkshire has paid tribute to a military charity that has supported him.

Firefighters help to pump up funds with charity car wash

York Press:

9:21am Monday 30th March 2015

FIREFIGHTERS in York helped raise money for a pair of charities with a car wash this weekend.


Memories of York’s first dedicated record shop, Sound Effect

York Press:

2:16pm Monday 30th March 2015

Once it was a landmark for York teenagers, now a bench in King’s Square reminds us of Sound Effect; York’s first dedicated record shop. MATT CLARK reminisces with its owner.

Old York photos: Check out our most recent galleries

York Press:

See all our recent nostalgia features and galleries in one place....

12 old photos of Huntington: 1964-1998

York Press:

HERE are 12 images of Huntington from The Press archives, dating back to the 1970s.

Health & Wellbeing

Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal: Taking the time to take care

York Press:

1:58pm Monday 30th March 2015

As Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal draws to an end, York nurse Caroline Leslie talks through her invaluable work. Kate Liptrot reports.

Food for thought: Banana, coconut and oat smoothie

York Press:

1:53pm Monday 30th March 2015

Food blogger Mary Sweeting mixes up her favourite breakfast smoothie.

Know your body and Spot Cancer Sooner

York Press:

2:53pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Breast cancer survivor Sarah Brightmore is supporting a campaign to encourage people to spot the early signs of cancer. Kate Liptrot reports.


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