Review: Belle And Sebastian, Leeds Town Hall

York Press:

12:26pm Saturday 30th May 2015

IT starts with grainy old promotional films, screened on a giant Fifties' television set, speaking of Scotland's tomorrow today.

Studley Royal exhibition transforms temples and follies into places of visual trickery

York Press:

12:22pm Saturday 30th May 2015

IT was made for escapism and hedonism, a place to wile away hot summer afternoons beside mirror-like ponds, gentle cascades and classical statues. But the key to Studley Royal Water Garden lies in its follies, whimsical buildings with nothing more in mind than to please the eye.

York charities united in one church

York Press:

10:35am Friday 29th May 2015

St Columba’s United Reformed Church in Priory Street is more than a church: it is also a centre of operations for several York charities. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Behind the scenes at Drax

York Press:

10:09am Thursday 28th May 2015

Last week it was announced that Ferrybridge power station will close, mainly because environmental legislation is about to make coal burning unsustainable. But, as MATT CLARK discovers, better news is being generated a few miles away.

Growing gains from these happy plots

York Press:

11:59am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Away from the bustling streets of historic York, CHLOÉ FARAND explores the city’s urban gardens where a dynamic community thrives keen to grow their own food.

Style of the past always on trend

York Press:

11:59am Tuesday 26th May 2015

MAXINE GORDON visits York’s first pop-up vintage designer clothes shop.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nunnington Hall until July 12

York Press:

11:32am Monday 25th May 2015

An exhibition showcasing stunning images of British wildlife has come to North Yorkshire. FRANCINE CLEE reports.

How to visit the moon for a day

York Press:

2:08pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

DAVE FLETT finds that you can fit an awful lot in when visiting the National Science Museum, including a quick trip to the moon.

Shopping habits of York's Gorgeous Georgians

York Press:

1:17pm Friday 22nd May 2015

YORK today is a bustling shopping destination with big brands and designer names drawing the fashionable from far and wide.

Remember when Yorkshire hosted Eurovision? Relive it here.....

York Press:

11:00am Monday 18th May 2015

WILL you be watching the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend? If so, you'll enjoy this stroll down memory lane.

Sporting life and strife for York RI sports club

York Press:

2:19pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Plans to break up York’s biggest amateur sports club have been shelved – for now, at least. But the York RI will still have to be restructured, if it is to avoid losing tens of thousands in rates relief from next April. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Fashion students gearing up for their annual catwalk show

York Press:

10:47am Tuesday 19th May 2015

WITH her green hair and electric blue dress covered in pieces of mirror, Paige Manning looks out of this world. The 18-year-old from Garforth is modelling her own creation ahead of tomorrow's York College Fashion Show at the racecourse.

Recalling the day when millions took to streets over war in Iraq

York Press:

10:22am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A special broadcast at York’s City Screen cinema on Thursday will recall the day when millions of ordinary people - including 1,100 from York - took to the streets of London to protest at the war against Iraq. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Hive talking... with York council's first apiary tenant

York Press:

12:23pm Monday 18th May 2015

A new initiative in York is really buzzing. MATT CLARK finds out more about it.

Thinking inside the veg box

York Press:

12:38pm Saturday 16th May 2015

JULIAN COLE tries a veg-box service with a difference, in that each box contains all you need to make three meals for two people.

Three stars and five gourmet plates

York Press:

12:31pm Saturday 16th May 2015

LAURA KNOWLSON enjoys a spring feast at the Black Swan at Helmsley.

Secrets on the Festival of Ideas agenda

York Press:

11:58am Saturday 16th May 2015

The York Festival of Ideas kicks off next week. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on the fifth such event.

Judging begins for this year’s York Design Awards

York Press:

11:58am Friday 15th May 2015

A team of distinguished architects have been in York judging entries for this year’s York Design Awards. STEPHEN LEWIS joined them on a tour of inspection.

According to York gallery owner Mrs Ails McGee

York Press:

10:57am Thursday 14th May 2015

WHEN we meet for a coffee, Ails McGee cuts a dash as a very stylish woman about town.

Nunthorpe Grammar School reunion will recall the end of an era

York Press:

11:15am Thursday 14th May 2015

IN two months time, it will be thirty years since school reorganisation in York spelled the end of the city's grammar and secondary modern schools. Former Nunthorpe Grammar School teacher Darrell Buttery is now planning a school reunion to mark the anniversary. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Sao Paulo - the city where the ‘invisible’ struggle to live

York Press:

11:29am Wednesday 13th May 2015

Sao Paulo’s street traders earn a difficult living in a city known for its stark inequalities. KATE LIPTROT reports on Christian Aid’s work to support the rights of some of its poorest residents.

‘We take up the fight on behalf of our readers over things that matter to them’

York Press:

12:13pm Monday 11th May 2015

The focus in Local Newspaper Week this week is on campaigning journalism. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on The Press’s campaigning tradition.

It’s reggae, steady, go for Levi

York Press:

8:00am Saturday 9th May 2015

Reggae Reggae Sauce guitar man Levi Roots, tells MAXINE GORDON how he’s looking forward to bringing a flavour of the Caribbean to this year’s Malton Food Festival

Previously unpublished photographs of the night York Minster burned

York Press:

10:14am Friday 8th May 2015

Retired York publican Barry Grayson took a series of unforgettable photographs on the night York Minster burned. Many have never been published before. He spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS.

Dark secret of women's suffering in Brazil

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2:42pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Nearly 100,000 women have been killed inside their homes in Brazil in the past three decades. On a trip with Christian Aid, KATE LIPTROT visits a life saving safe house helping women escape the violence.

10 York coffee venues not to be missed - as chosen by two top experts

York Press:

7:00am Monday 4th May 2015

See which gems you've yet to discover....

An occasion to be ethical

York Press:

11:43am Tuesday 5th May 2015

Can you look grand but still be green? MAXINE GORDON reports on ethical occasion wear.

How Steve Williams learned the art of life...

York Press:

11:30am Monday 4th May 2015

Steve Williams left the corporate world for a creative path and is now an artist and a gardener. He talks to RUTH ADDICOTT.

North African street food arrives in York

York Press:

12:54pm Saturday 2nd May 2015

AROMAS of warming spices and meats mingle in the air and lead you by the nose to the furthest corner of the new-look Shambles Market.

Being lured to the Lakes

York Press:

6:00am Saturday 2nd May 2015

JULIAN COLE follows the tourist trail to Bowness for one night only and finds plenty to enjoy indoors and out.

Digging into the past beneath their feet

York Press:

10:39am Friday 1st May 2015

Schools, volunteers, local historians and professional archaeologists have been delving deep into Tadcaster’s past, to find out about the Roman town, its Norman castle – and a memento to a long-ago bare knuckle prize fight. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

These are the days of our lives

York Press:

10:33am Thursday 30th April 2015

History isn’t just about musty old documents: it is also about the memories and experiences of ordinary people. MATT CLARK meets the people behind a unique exercise in social history taking place right now in York.

VIDEO: Great video footage from Rowntree sports day in 1946: plus what has the ground become today?

York Press:

9:23am Wednesday 29th April 2015

STEPHEN LEWIS looks back at the ground’s history – and ahead, to what the future holds.

Getting a bird's eye view of York

York Press:

2:47pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

IT’S the time of year when the red Virgin hot air balloon can often be seen in the skies above York.

My good friend, friend, friend Viv

York Press:

2:40pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Viv Nicholson infamously vowed to “spend, spend, spend” after winning a fortune on the football pools in the 1960s. MAXINE GORDON hears an eyewitness account of those heady days from family friend, York hairdresser Jacqui Reilly.

Flagship dramas signal the rise of Yorkshire as a TV powerhouse?

York Press:

1:59pm Monday 27th April 2015

The BBC’s next big flagship drama, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, was filmed at locations across Yorkshire, including York. But does it really signal the rise of the region as a TV powerhouse? STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Yorkshire days out at a stately pace

York Press:

8:00am Saturday 25th April 2015

Yorkshire has some of the finest stately homes, historic castles and formal gardens in the country. If you’re looking for a great day, you’re spoilt for choice, says STEPHEN LEWIS.

A trip to Disneyland Paris

York Press:

8:00am Saturday 25th April 2015

MAXINE GORDON heads to Disneyland Paris with her tweenager and discovers the legendary magic has no age barriers.

Meet the parliamentary candidates for York Outer

York Press:

10:10am Friday 24th April 2015

In the second of two ‘meet the candidate’ spreads, we invited the five parliamentary candidates standing for York Outer to introduce themselves.

More city archive secrets revealed

York Press:

9:41am Thursday 23rd April 2015

An 1857 escape attempt from York Castle prison, a catalogue of weapons held in Clifford’s Tower after the civil war and details of the Archbishop of York’s underwear in the 1870s: it’s all there in recently catalogued material in York’s city archives. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

The bloody battles that shaped Yorkshire's history

York Press:

3:47pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Some of the most important, yet little known, battles were fought in Yorkshire during the Middle Ages. MATT CLARK meets a York historian who is about to shed light on them.

We’ve turned into fragrance flirts...

York Press:

2:28pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

Maxine Gordon finds that nowadays women like to flirt with fragrance rather than sticking with their old favourite.

Do you love wild plants and flowers? If so, botanists need YOU to start keeping a record of wild plants in Yorkshire

York Press:

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?

Winners of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust wildlife photography competition revealed

York Press:

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...

Discovering the birthplace of Impressionism during a visit to Normandy

York Press:

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.'

World Book Night: Free books to be handed out in York and region

York Press:

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.

Meet the parliamentary candidates for York Central

York Press:

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.

York's Mansion House undergoes a £1.5m restoration

York Press:

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.

York Art Gallery prepares to stand on its own two feet as council cuts back on its funding

York Press:

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.

Take a look at York's new Italian ice cream parlour

York Press:

2:15pm Saturday 11th April 2015

MAXINE GORDON meets the man bringing the taste of Italian gelato to the heart of York.

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Columnists

England needs a new attitude

York Press: Megi Rychlikova

10:44am Friday 29th May 2015

I’VE a message for everyone who thinks the FIFA arrests could lead to England getting the 2022 or 2018 World Cup – they won’t.

Goodbye to all this and that...

York Press: Julian Cole

10:11am Thursday 28th May 2015

ONCE in the city of Bristol there was a boy of three years old. Early one morning he fell from a first-floor bedroom window, a window painted shut, so how it opened nobody ever could say. The boy stood up and rang the doorbell, blood dripping from his injured head.

Get stronger from failures

York Press: Helen Mead

11:53am Tuesday 26th May 2015

WHEN my daughter failed her driving test she couldn’t hide her disappointment.

Readers' letters

Organic labels mean so very little

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:13am Saturday 30th May 2015

SUPERMARKET labelling is becoming ever more fanciful. Current examples include a “free-range sandwich” and “happy eggs.”

Tory-Lib coalition is nothing but PR spin

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:13am Saturday 30th May 2015

THE recent Press coverage and the recent lead letter of May 21 (Let’s hope city’s coalition delivers) makes me think that some people are being misled by the Tory-Lib Dem coalition’s claim that they are setting up genuinely new cross-party committees of York councillors.

Let us work together for our city’s future

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:12am Saturday 30th May 2015

MUCH has been heard about climate change over in recent times, and it seems York now has its own microclimate. Suddenly the area is now a haven for vineyards producing copious amounts of grapes.

Goodbye and cheers to a stimulating hack

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:11am Saturday 30th May 2015

IT CAME as a bit of a shock to discover that Julian Cole, your sometimes insightful, often piquant, occasionally controversial but, most important, ever readable columnist, is about to leave The Press.

History

OLD YORK PHOTOS: 11 of Dringhouses: 1960-1991

York Press:

Our latest stroll down memory lane takes us to Dringhouses...

Can you help Tang Hall Local History Group with these mystery photos?

York Press:

11:49am Monday 25th May 2015

MEMBERS of the Tang Hall Local History Group are researching the history of the Hungate, Walmgate and Fossgate areas of York for their next annual display at the St Aelred’s Community Centre in Tang Hall in October.

5 wonderful old pictures of New Earswick and Haxby

York Press:

11:55am Monday 25th May 2015

THERE is unrest in York's original 'garden village'.

Health & Wellbeing

‘The right help for those at crisis point’

York Press:

11:23am Monday 25th May 2015

INCREASING numbers of people are ringing 999 while suffering mental health distress. Kate Liptrot reports on a charity's work to ensure people in need in York don't have to rely on emergency services.

Food for thought: Lemon and Poppy Seed Spelt and Almond Cake

York Press:

11:21am Monday 25th May 2015

Celebrating the joy of cake with Mary Sweeting.

Healthy debate looks towards future of NHS

York Press:

10:13am Tuesday 19th May 2015

HEALTH leaders in York have met with residents to debate whether the NHS is in crisis and how local services can be improved in the future.

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