Do you love wild plants and flowers? If so, botanists need YOU to start keeping a record of wild plants in Yorkshire
2:33pm Monday 20th April 2015
CAN you tell your bee orchid from your wood cranes-bill? How are you at spotting a rare pasqueflower or the gloriously-named melancholy thistle?
1:31pm Saturday 18th April 2015
Yorkshire has some great amateur wildlife photographers, as the winners of this year's Yorkshire Wildlife Trust wildlife photography competition reveal, says STEPHEN LEWIS. And if you think you can do better, the Trust will be repeating the competition at the end of this year...
1:50pm Saturday 18th April 2015
So this is where it all began. One of the greatest and most popular movements in art started here among the half-timbered houses and by the picturesque harbour of Honfleur, when a teenage Claude Monet was invited by local artist Eugene Roudin to come and paint landscapes out of the studio, 'en plein air.'
1:00pm Saturday 18th April 2015
LOCAL poets Don Walls and Anneliese Emmans Dean will be joining the string quartet from the York Music Centre for an evening of live music and poetry at York central library to mark World Book Night on Thursday.
10:44am Friday 17th April 2015
In the first of two York ‘meet the candidates’ spreads, we invited the seven parliamentary candidates competing for York Central to introduce themselves.
11:50am Thursday 16th April 2015
York’s historic Mansion House will be closed for a year from this summer while it undergoes a comprehensive £1.5m restoration. STEPHEN LEWIS finds out how the money will be spent.
11:02am Wednesday 15th April 2015
In the year of her retirement, York Museums Trust chief executive Janet Barnes has announced that York Art Gallery will charge for entry once it reopens. She tells STEPHEN LEWIS why – and also looks back on her 13 years in charge.
2:15pm Saturday 11th April 2015
MAXINE GORDON meets the man bringing the taste of Italian gelato to the heart of York.
11:28am Friday 10th April 2015
In the 16th century Rosedale was a hive of black-market glass-making. England’s only surviving furnace from the period is on show. MATT CLARK discovers its secrets.
11:53am Thursday 9th April 2015
City of York Council has made almost £100,000 worth of river safety improvements along the banks of the Ouse and Foss following a spate of drownings last year. With summer approaching, STEPHEN LEWIS joined river safety campaigner Jackie Roberts on a tour of inspection.
12:51pm Wednesday 8th April 2015
It was the Second World War cause célèbre and still provokes heated debate today. MATT CLARK meets an airman from York who flew on the infamous Dresden raid of 1945.
9:59am Tuesday 7th April 2015
MAXINE GORDON meets the York teenager heading for an elite college that breeds nannies fit for the royal family.
1:30pm Monday 6th April 2015
Retired Haxby GP and keen amateur photographer Allan Harris is to get his first ever solo exhibition. He spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS.
8:00am Saturday 4th April 2015
Shambles Market in York is open again for business and hoping for a great Bank Holiday weekend following its £1.6 million refit. STEPHEN LEWIS went along to find out what stallholders and customers think of the new look.
12:18pm Saturday 4th April 2015
JULIAN COLE fails to keep a clear head as he heads to a whisky tasting in York
8:00am Saturday 4th April 2015
Star Inn chef ANDREW PERN has a delicious suggestion for your Sunday menu.
11:43am Friday 3rd April 2015
It’s Easter and that means one thing; eggs, dozens of them, and you can learn how to make your own at this weekend’s chocolate festival in York. MATT CLARK offers a taste of what to expect.
10:19am Thursday 2nd April 2015
York Art Gallery has chosen Yorkshire Day for its long-awaited return. STEPHEN LEWIS takes a look at some of the stunning and important pieces we’ll be able to see for ourselves soon.
2:10pm Wednesday 1st April 2015
Local politics will be a hot topic in York households in the run-up to the election, none more so than in the family of Lord Mayor Ian Gillies. He’s a staunch Tory; his daughter’s a left-winger. STEPHEN LEWIS set out to find if they could share some common ground...
11:54am Tuesday 31st March 2015
York is about to put fashion first for a weekend of fun events, reports MAXINE GORDON
1:41pm Monday 30th March 2015
MATT CLARK explores an exhibition that should appeal to young and old alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3:25pm Monday 16th March 2015
EVEN today, there is something exhilarating about hot air balloons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1:38pm Saturday 7th March 2015
MAXINE GORDON meets the York inventor who is full of Infuse-iasm for the coffee and tea break.
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.
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.
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.
10:33am Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Forget the Oscars. MAXINE GORDON finds some red carpet glamour closer to home perfect for prom night.
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.
10:59am Monday 20th April 2015
DON’T you just love eccentric Brits? There’s clearly something in our national psyche that loves to challenge authority in the most bizarre way possible just to prove a point.
11:43am Friday 17th April 2015
STUDENT digs have come a long way since my college days back in the 1980s. My halls of residence at Stirling University were famously modelled on a Swedish prison; the cells, sorry rooms, designed to be just big enough to stop you going mad.
11:02am Thursday 16th April 2015
WHEN BBC director general Tony Hall said of Jeremy Clarkson: “There cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another,” did no one think to tell him that at the same time, Jonathan Ross was standing in for Steve Wright on Radio 2.
10:54am Monday 20th April 2015
A LIKELY shortfall in GP numbers has been foreseen for some time but the recent BMA survey reported by Dr Richard Vautrey (Letters April 16) confirms the risks to the health service when many GPs retire or resign.
10:52am Monday 20th April 2015
THE latest gimmick regarding the sale of council houses is a myth.
10:51am Monday 20th April 2015
WE hear all the time about a general house shortage in the York area. The most recent Property Press comprised 94 pages.
10:50am Monday 20th April 2015
ACCORDING to the NUT, MPs had a duty to tackle homophobia, diphobia and transphobia and create a positive climate of understanding about sexuality in schools.
7:57am Tuesday 21st April 2015
A VET from York is in the final stages of preparation for the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, in aid of animal charity PDSA.
10:02am Monday 20th April 2015
A TEAM of walkers who call themselves The Pink Peakers took on the challenge of Yorkshire's Three Peaks and completed the 26 mile route in under 12 hours.
3:11pm Monday 20th April 2015
SOME more great photographs from reader Bryan Thornton to start off with today.
See all our recent nostalgia features and galleries in one place....
2:49pm Monday 20th April 2015
FOLLOWING the recent sad announcement that one of York’s oldest shops, Whitby Oliver Furniture, is to close down, reader Geoff Dickson sent us these wonderful photos.
2:25pm Monday 20th April 2015
PAUL Moynihan was diagnosed with early onset dementia at 54-years-old. His wife Helen talks to Kate Liptrot about their experiences of living with the condition.
2:20pm Monday 20th April 2015
SUMMER seems so near after a set of sunny Easter days... In El Piano restaurant we hear people talking of their holidays and inevitably of wanting to get fitter, slimmer and just generally prepare themselves for being out and about doing, instead of being stuck indoors sitting. So they think about reducing fat and sugar... El Piano founder, Magdalena Chávez takes us through a couple of great healthy desserts that bring all the taste of summer, with no added sugar and hardly any fat...