Artist Pete Edwards has Doctor Who moment

York Press:

12:06pm Friday 28th November 2014

Pete Edwards has spent a lifetime in art at Pocklington School, but only now, at the age of 65, does he feel that he is coming into his own, writes JO HUGHES.

All’s well that lens well for our Martin

York Press:

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

Drawing on York’s history

York Press:

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’.

13 PICTURES: The remarkable ruined building left neglected above a York restaurant for years

York Press:

7:30pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

WHEN new owners went into 69-71 Micklegate, they found ancient features but astonishing disrepair.

York's crafty set prepares for a hand-made Christmas

York Press: MAIN PICTURE:  Naomi Whittaker, stained glass artist, working on an angel designPicture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

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.

Castle Howard's Christmas wonderland ready to open

York Press:

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.

Even viable pubs are being closed now - we must fight!

York Press:

12:49pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Ill-conceived laws and an unfair market have put our pubs at risk, says landlord PAUL CROSSMAN.

A sense of community puts Bishy Road streets ahead

York Press: The Tour de France passing down through Bishopthorpe Road. Pic by Jo Hughes (8114949)

8:02am Thursday 20th November 2014

What’s so special about Bishopthorpe Road? just about everything, as The Press discovers.

By road, rail or sea, county removal firm moved everyone at full steam

York Press: Fig 1 McLaren road loco No 509 of 1894 Monarch outside Demain’s shed at Burn Bridge, Harrogate. Some of George Ward’s furniture removal vans can be seen inside the shed behind the engine. Photo courtesy Max Hamilton

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.

How trains put photographer John Sanderson on track

York Press: The Dominion of Canada at the Great Gathering at the NRM, 2013Photo: John Sanderson

2:35pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

READER John Sanderson is a former HGV driver turned railway maintenance worker with a lifelong love of trains.

Georgey Spanswick wakes up York with radio show

York Press: Radio York Presenter , Georgie Spanswick   : Picture Frank Dwyer (12742923)

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”.

Six of the best from photographer Mike Tipping

York Press:

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.

The Tour de Mont Blanc is one of the great walks of the world

York Press: Mont Blanc from Le Brevent.   (12199516)

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

Meet the people doing their bit – for the rest of us

York Press:

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.

Have your say on York's flood risk strategy

York Press: The 2000 great floods in York. (12455055)

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.

Artist Alison Hardcastle sets up shop from home

York Press: The artist Alison Hardcastle in the studio at her home in Nunburnholme. Pic Jo Hughes (12483851)

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

Modern-day gladiators doing battle at a location that’s steeped in Roman history

York Press: Ben Dent goes over to open the scoring for York City Knights against Hunslet Hawks

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…

Animal magic put in focus by Kirkbymoorside Camera Club

York Press: (11827608)

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.

7 striking pictures from 900 years of Walmgate Bar

York Press: A 19th century watercolour of York's Walmgate Bar as it must have looked.SUBMITTED (12335511)

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.

The last real wilderness underground

York Press: Exploring one of the caves in Durmitor National Park, Montenegro.  (12143540)

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.

Stag against sky is picture of autumn

York Press: Poss pic of the week.
A stag stands a moody sky in the grounds of Studley Royal.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (12176993)

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.

Church spire continues as a guiding light

York Press: Previous year's illuminating All Saints Newton on Ouse.  Picture: Peter Bearfield. (11962450)

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.

Memories of Yorkshire School for the Blind

York Press: 27 June 1947 Children from the Yorkshire School for the Blind enjoy a game of cricket at King's Manor with the help of a rattling ball and the whistle of the umpire.YEP PIC (11714646)

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.

York Camera Club members capture local scenes for the 2015 St Leonard's Hospice calendar

York Press:

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.

Spotting the art of a hobby on the tracks

York Press: 270320149944 (4925606)

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.

Ale and hearty food to comfort

York Press:

12:51pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SOMETIMES being a chef does have its advantages and great opportunities fall at your feet.

Pocklington honours those who never returned from war

York Press: A battalion of newly enlisted men marching thjrough Pocklington Market Place to Ousethorpe CampPhoto supplied by Pocklington Local History Group

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.

The Press stays true to its founding ideals while keeping pace in a digital age

York Press: Undated pic type setters/printers Yorkshire Evening Press, Coney Street.YEP PIC (11162243)

11:04am Friday 24th October 2014

STEPHEN LEWIS looks back at 132 years of The Press.

A new era for The Press

York Press: Pictures of the new Press Offices in Walmgate    Picture Frank Dwyer (11784505)

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.

SPECIAL REPORT: Never giving up on homeless frontline

York Press:

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.

Dad's Army film set spotlight falls on Bridlington

York Press:

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...

York tennis ace heads to Los Angeles for Special Olympics

York Press: Laura Campbell in action at Wigginton tennis club.Pics :Nigel Holland (11281637)

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

Festival set to illuminate York’s finest

York Press:

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.

Yorkshire - a county so rich with natural wonders

York Press:

1:43pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Wildlife artist ROBERT E FULLER describes the wealth of wildlife in Yorkshire – some of it here in York.

A tale of controversy from the riverbank

York Press: Andy d'agorne on the banks of the river Ouse near Fulford affected by proposed boat moorings.Pic:Nigel Holland (11215485)

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.

Hidden rooms at The Retreat are frozen in time

York Press:

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.

Precious memories found in biscuit tin

York Press: Knavesmire Road, 1914Soldiers going to war Photo supplied by  Mr N Duch, Holgate

12:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PRESS reader Nick Duck has a hobby: selling model trains and hi fi equipment at car boot sales.

New fungus find could be a first for UK

York Press:

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.

Being a gypsy is a real art

York Press: Delaine Le Bas  an artist on the Eye of York were she is living and exhibiting her  artwork  pictured with her husband's work painted on a Yorkshire map    Picture Frank Dwyer (11318374)

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

Study gets to the real point about acupuncture

York Press: Hugh Mcpherson at work in his Tadcaster rd surgery.Pictures Nigel Holland (11007581)

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.

7 old aerial photos of York

York Press: Aerial view of the A64 York by-pass which shows the Stockton on Forest road bridging the carriageway, the intersection with the Malton Road, centre and the small hamlet of Hopgrove, on left. Press picture August 1981 (11253958)

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.

Countryside Live show set to thrill

York Press:

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.

Notes on a Victorian scandal

York Press: Through the Keyhole Feature on Nun Monkton author, Suzanne Fagence Cooper  , whose book about Victorian woman Effie Gray has inspired a new film   Picture Frank Dwyer (10737163)

8:18am Tuesday 7th October 2014

IT would be fair to say that Suzanne Fagence Cooper is a bit obsessed with the Victorians.

Visiting the Spanish Riding School of Vienna

York Press: A Lipizzaner stallion peers out if its stable at The Spanish Riding School of Vienna in Austria. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 10, 2014. The riding school is based in the Austrian capital's Imperial Palace and is coming to

10:50am Saturday 4th October 2014

THE Spanish Riding School of Vienna has been attracting admiring visitors for centuries.

Local quilters mark the centenary of the First World War

York Press: Annie Parkinson, Judith Clarke and Roberta Harte admire Judith's quilt 'Rohilla' which depicts the story of the First World War hospital ship lost off Whitby. Picture: Matt Clark (11045128)

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.

Celebrating life and work of York's Mr Greenfingers

York Press: 1957, a design for the York Festival of Music and DramaNeville Meek   father in law  garden design feature  for Steve Lewis (10976413)

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.

Yorkshire Dales National Park celebrates 60th anniversary

York Press: (10826834)

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.

‘At a time of crisis you need a friend’

York Press: SUPPORT ACT: Zoe Bounds, left, and Rachel Bruce who have set up Breast Friends, a group for York women with breast cancer. Picture by Andrea Denniss of Pink Lily Photography

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

Alice is just mad about York

York Press:

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

Flowers fit for a king

York Press: The Richard III Flower Festival at the church of St Helen & the Holy Cross in Sheriff Hutton. Pictured is Mary Masefield. Picture David Harrison. (8487334)

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

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Don’t let Ukip set the agenda

York Press: Julian Cole

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.

Note to self... oh, forget it!

York Press: Helen Mead

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.

Let York residents shape its neighbourhoods - not desperate, corporate bean-counters far away

York Press:

9:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014

The doom-merchants have it wrong - our pubs need change not closure

Readers' letters

Let’s be objective about shale gas

York Press: David Cameron visits an IGas shale drilling plant oil depot near Gainsborough

9:33am Saturday 29th November 2014

ABOUT a third of energy used in the UK is obtained from gas – for electricity generation, industrial processing, heating and cooking.

On yer bike

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:32am Saturday 29th November 2014

FURTHER to letters from Sara Robin and Paul Hepworth, I would love to know what planet they live on after their support for Cllr Dave Merrett and his policies.

Driving me mad

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:31am Saturday 29th November 2014

YET again we see the same old anti-car statements from Paul Hepworth (Letters, November 24).

The living wage

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:31am Saturday 29th November 2014

THE report in The Press of November 25, from the Office of National Statistics and supported by the well-respected Joseph Rowntree Foundation, proves that York is placed at the bottom of the list in the country when it comes to workers seeing a reduction in their wages compared to the cost of living and inflation.

Fundraising Fun

Movember fundraisers to mark the end of the month-long challenge

York Press:

9:10am Saturday 29th November 2014

IT'S that time of year again when men banish razors in favour of growing the best moustaches possible.

Shop's bag fundraising drive raising funds for St Leonard’s Hospice

York Press:

8:01am Saturday 29th November 2014

SHOPPERS visiting a store at York’s McArthurGlen Designer Outlet are being invited to donate 5 pence for every plastic bag they need - with the coins going to charity.


When cars cluttered the city

York Press: (12740958)

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.

8 historic pictures show changes to York's city centre

York Press: Flashback to 1958, when old property was cleared from the Gillygate end of Lord Mayor's Walk to make way for road widening and a car park

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 facts you (maybe) didn't know about York's notorious son, Guy Fawkes

York Press: ABRIDGE: Plans for Guy Fawkes Night to go with a bang

11:14am Wednesday 5th November 2014

How much do you know about Guy Fawkes?...

Health & Wellbeing

Hearing specialist's Transatlantic mission

York Press: (12673408)

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 .

Raising awareness of HIV test

York Press: Consultant  Dr Ian Fairley chats to a patient at Monkgate Health Centre.Pic:Nigel Holland (12815462)

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.

Body, Mind & Soul: Getting that control back when people’s plans fail

York Press: Rita Leaman

2:09pm Monday 17th November 2014

John Lennon wrote, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”.


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