York Residents' Festival - a guide to what you can see and do for free this weekend

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12:53pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

This weekend marks the 20th York Residents’ Festival. Anyone with a valid YorkCard can see behind the scenes at York City’s Bootham Crescent ground or gain free entry to a host of museums and attractions. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Brief(case) encounters

York Press: William Forshaw of Maxwell Scott Bags of Dunnington. Picture David Harrison. (16759613)

10:06am Tuesday 27th January 2015

LOVERS of leather bags will know their Mulberry from their Michael Kors, but a brand closer to home is challenging the luxury market.

Prostitutes, thieves and revolutionaries - York's alternative history

York Press:

11:00am Monday 26th January 2015

A new history of York lifts the lid on a city of prostitutes and thieves, revolutionaries and refugees. STEPHEN LEWIS reports

UV rave night with racquets

York Press:

11:27am Saturday 24th January 2015

Anyone for night tennis – or badminton? MAXINE GORDON attends York’s first UV racquet sport night and discovers it’s all white on the night. Pictures: Anna Gowthorpe.

Step back in time to golden age of movies

York Press:

12:26pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Forget the Oscars — there is only one film festival you need to know about. It is in York, as MATT CLARK reports.

Super snapper aims for hat-trick in UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards

York Press:

2:21pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

PRESS photographer Anthony Chappel-Ross is making a habit of picking up awards.

All quiet on the quilt front? Not yet

York Press: Volunteer Barbara Leadley sews in a sleeve from which to hang one of the exhibition quilts. Picture: Matt Clark (16328445)

2:34pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

One of the country’s most important collections of quilts is held in York. But its future is in doubt. MATT CLARK reports from Peasholme Green.

21 stunning pictures of Yorkshire wildlife

York Press:

9:25am Monday 19th January 2015

See some of the entries to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s photography competition - and there's still time to enter.....

Rich pickings from the olive harvest in Italy

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12:43pm Saturday 17th January 2015

ELLY McCAUSLAND reports from the frontline of the olive harvest in Italy

5 human rights defenders in York tell their incredible stories

York Press:

1:07pm Friday 16th January 2015

STEPHEN LEWIS hears from heroic human rights defenders taking shelter in York.

Paintings of old York as you've never seen it before...

York Press: Paintings of old York as you've never seen it

2:08pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

WALMGATE 200 years ago was a distinctly rural street. At least it was if you believe Henry Cave...

Mountain rescue heroes mark half a century

York Press:

1:04pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

“Modern day heroes who walk towards harm.” That’s how the dedicated volunteers of the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team have been described for the vital, lifesaving work they do across some of the most remote parts of the area.

Storytime is brought to life at York Theatre Royal

York Press: York Theatre Royal Storymakers session on Wednesday morning. Pictured is Glenda aged 3 with storyteller Jenna Drury. Picture David Harrison. (15690521)

9:11am Tuesday 13th January 2015

Are you sitting comfortably? MAXINE GORDON unveils the work of York’s Storymakers.

A sporting outlook

York Press:

4:01pm Friday 9th January 2015

Fashionably funky gym wear gives us the perfect excuse to get fit in 2015, says MAXINE GORDON.

An opportunity to join the upstairs downstairs team at Beningbrough Hall

York Press: Conservation cleaner Rebecca Johnson. Picture: Matt Clark  (15762742)

9:37am Friday 9th January 2015

Interested in history, art or gardening? If so there may be a great opportunity waiting for you at a National Trust stately home just outside York, as MATT CLARK reports.

Celebrating three decades of care at St Leonard's Hospice

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9:29am Thursday 8th January 2015

In just over a month - on February 11 - it will be 30 years since St Leonard's Hospice welcomed its first in-patients. STEPHEN LEWIS reports

Holiday photographs from Kirkbymoorside Camera Club

York Press:

3:50pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

AT this time of year many of us start to think about holidays. For some it is hot, sandy beaches or mountains and wilderness, for others it is culture and antiquities or something a bit more adventurous.

Sir Winston Churchill state funeral anniversary to be marked at NRM

York Press:

1:25pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

The National Railway Museum is to pay a unique tribute to Sir Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

A to Z of the year ahead

York Press: Jo Malone: Lime Basil & Mandarin diffuser (£58)

10:40am Tuesday 6th January 2015

Happy New Year! MAXINE GORDON spells out her alphabetical preview of 2015

Ruined church that woke to remember the fallen

York Press: St Martin's Church York. Picture: Matt Clark (15442769)

11:50am Monday 5th January 2015

This will be another year of First and Second World War anniversaries. MATT CLARK looks at one of York’s most poignant reminders of man’s inhumanity to man, while highlighting the importance of reconciliation.

Raise a glass with Olly

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11:12am Saturday 3rd January 2015

TV wine pundit Olly Smith will be sharing some secrets from the wine cellar at a special event in York.

It's flock and roll for farmer Gareth Barlow as he hosts new show on BBC Radio York

York Press:

12:49pm Friday 2nd January 2015

Starting any business from scratch is hard, but farming must be a Herculean task. MATT CLARK meets a first generation sheep farmer who bought a flock by selling his Xbox.

The Press photographers look back at 2014

York Press: Victory and defeat...Boxing is my favourite sport  having covered York boxing champion Henry Whartons British,Commonwealth and European title achievements during the nineties  yet this pic of the agony of defeat and the ecstasy of winning clearly demonstr

8:57am Thursday 1st January 2015

HOW'S the sore head? Not too bad, we hope. Today's the day when we traditionally start looking ahead to what the new year will hold.

15 revelations that help show why the FOIA is so vital...

York Press:

8:00am Thursday 1st January 2015

The Freedom of Information Act came into force ten years ago today. GAVIN AITCHISON looks at how it has given the public and the media unique access to official information.

Meet our top ten women of 2014

York Press:

7:00am Tuesday 30th December 2014

MAXINE GORDON looks back over 2014 and picks her top ten women of the year – at home and abroad – from the worlds of music, TV, sport, politics and everyday life here in York.

Out on the city's streets with University of York’s NightSafe team

York Press:

9:22am Tuesday 30th December 2014

Volunteers at the University of York’s NightSafe team patrol the city centre during busy nights, offering assistance and support to vulnerable and drunk people of all ages. DAN BEAN joined them for a shift, to find out more about the group.

York has been designated an official city of media arts. But what does this mean?

York Press: Battle game session designed Bright White of York. Picture Lenny Warren.

12:40pm Monday 29th December 2014

THREE years ago, York applied to be a UNESCO world heritage site. This bid failed, but now the city has finally won UNESCO recognition – not, as you might suppose, for its mediaeval architecture, but as its first official city of media arts in Britain.

Recipe for a leisurely breakfast over the New Year break

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11:04am Saturday 27th December 2014

ANDREW PERN offers a recipe for a leisurely breakfast and a holiday-store cupboard standard.

Camera catches a hidden drama behind the scenes at Opera North

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9:31am Friday 26th December 2014

EMMA CLAYTON looks at a striking photographic exhibition that takes you backstage and behind the scenes at Opera North

11 pictures from York's 1900th anniversary celebrations in 1971

York Press: Rehearsal for the jousting tournament at the Knavesmire in 1971, with Peter James as the 'senior esquire' and Max Diamond as the Black Gauntlet.

12:28pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

HERE'S a festive treat for you. No, nothing to do with Christmas. Instead, it is a look back to one of the biggest festivals in York's long history – that held in 1971 to mark the city's nineteen hundredth anniversary.

Christmas selection boxes over the years - 14 pictures and long-lost classics galore - which do you remember?

York Press:

5:00pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Join us for a tasty trip down memory lane...

Young entrepreneurs leading the fashion way

York Press: Rebecca Carr sewing in the back workshop of her boutique on Fossgate, York.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (14877241)

9:23am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

MAXINE GORDON meets two young fashion entrepreneurs flying the flag for the small trader

There's much to see in York's Museum Gardens this winter

York Press: Much to see in York's  Museum Gardens this winter

2:06pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Can’t wait for spring to come? Fed up with dark nights and gloomy weather? Well even at this time of year. York offers spectacular sights, especially when the sun shines. MATT CLARK reports from one of the best.

13 of York and North Yorkshire's most festive street names revealed, following Royal Mail survey

York Press:

2:21pm Monday 22nd December 2014

POSTAL bosses have revealed a list of Britain's most festive street names, ahead of Christmas.

10 Christmas beers reviewed, as specialist reports bumper sales

York Press:

3:00pm Friday 19th December 2014

Looking for some last-minute presents? Or an alternative to wine with your Christmas dinner? Look no further....

Barry Tweed-Rycroft's photographs show off Yorkshire's moody and magnificent landscapes

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2:24pm Friday 19th December 2014

EARLY sunlight throws into relief the weird stone jumble of Brimham Rocks, the expanse of Nidderdale falling away at its feet.

The highs and lows of Hugh Bayley's political career

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12:20pm Thursday 18th December 2014

York Central MP Hugh Bayley will be standing down at the next election. He spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS.

Close up to ebola fight in Africa

York Press:

12:38pm Thursday 18th December 2014

York-trained medics are heading to Africa to join the fight against ebola. Chris Webber reports.

York Housing Association - a fine tradition of providing affordable homes

York Press:

1:07pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

York is one of the worst housing blackspots in England, with only three per cent of its homes classed as affordable. MATT CLARK meets the head of an organisation that offers an alternative to buying.

York's top 10 Google searches of 2014

York Press: File photo dated 04/09/13 of an iPad showing the Google search engine home page as internet searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Microsoft and Google after months of mounting pressure. (13163891)

12:10am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE World Cup and the new John Lewis store at Monks Cross were among the most-searched for topics on Google by York residents this year, the company has revealed.

We’re walking (and skiing) in a winter wonderland...

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2:47pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

NADIA JEFFERSON-BROWN skies and skates through a Christmas Adventure

Turning a derelict country barn into an award-winning home

York Press: Annie Stirk outside her new home, a barn conversion at Brandsby  Picture: Garry Atkinson

2:42pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

North Yorkshire foodie Annie Stirk has turned a derelict country barn into a modern, open-plan, award-winning home. She tells MAXINE GORDON about her recipe for a successful conversion

Feeding the birds this winter

York Press: Blue tit (Parus caeruleus) perched on string of fat balls, Bedfordshire, UK, AprilPhoto: Nigel Blake (rspb-images.com)

1:52pm Monday 15th December 2014

Garden birds face a tough winter, but there is a lot you can do to help them through, finds STEPHEN LEWIS.

Top ten TV moments of 2014

York Press:

11:00am Friday 12th December 2014

Hayley Cropper's Corrie death, a bearded songstress winning Eurovision and a Baked Alaska scandal... Here's a look back at some of 2014's most memorable TV moments.

From the Troubles to the Afghan desert, a leading soldier’s life serving his country

York Press: Major Chad Fowler is accompanied by Brigadier Greville Bibby at a royal gun salute in terrible weather conditions inside Yorks' Museum Gardens to mark the birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (13811001)

9:02am Friday 12th December 2014

York's army commander Brigadier Greville Bibby is to retire after a glittering 34 year career. He spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS

Black day in history for Scarborough

York Press: Yesterday Once More: pics from Remember Scarborough by Bob Clarke, an account of the Imperial German Navy's bombardment of Yorkshire towns on December 16, 1914.Merryweather's food store on Prospect Road. The shopkeeper (pictured in apron) lost his wife in

10:36am Thursday 11th December 2014

IT was one hundred years ago next Tuesday that the Imperial Germany Navy's High Sea Fleet launched a devastating bombardment of three English seaside towns: Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Christmas spirit in York

York Press: St Helen's Square, York. Picture: Matt Clark (14268327)

8:53am Thursday 11th December 2014

Christmas is all around us and so the feeling grows. MATT CLARK soaks up its spirit in York city centre.

Christmas spirit in York

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8:51am Thursday 11th December 2014

Christmas is all around us and so the feeling grows. MATT CLARK soaks up its spirit in York city centre.

5 true stories from York's crisis welfare fund

York Press:

4:10pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

5 case studies from the York Financial Assistance Scheme...

A call in the middle of the night is often the start of a big news story

York Press:

8:16am Wednesday 10th December 2014

Chief Reporter MIKE LAYCOCK today marks 30 years’ service at The Press. Here he recalls some of the more memorable stories he has covered – and reflects on the changes York has seen since 1984

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The age-old division of labour stays

York Press: Helen Mead

10:05am Tuesday 27th January 2015

I’D TAKEN on the task of mowing the grass, something which is almost exclusively the domain of my husband. He had argued against my involvement, but didn’t feel well enough to do it himself.

A fitting tribute to my parents - and the Theatre Royal

York Press:

10:01am Tuesday 27th January 2015

York Theatre Royal has launched a campaign to raise £500,000 to help pay for its biggest upgrade in 50 years. Today, The Press publishes the latest in an occasional series of columns by writers explaining what the theatre means to them.

Baring up to a marketing ploy

York Press: Sue Nelson

12:10pm Monday 26th January 2015

I DON’T think banishing boobs on page three of The Sun ‘newspaper’ – and I use the word advisedly - is going to lead to many more people reading it, do you?

Readers' letters

Pupils are smart in their uniforms

York Press:

10:24am Wednesday 28th January 2015

IN REGARD to the debate about dress code at Joseph Rowntree School and Mr Simpson’s letter last Saturday, I think quite the opposite.

Parents should back Jo Ro headmaster

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10:23am Wednesday 28th January 2015

I LEFT Joseph Rowntree School in June last year. I was there the year Richard Crane took over the school. I have seen the recent articles and comments regarding the uniform crackdown Mr Crane is enforcing.

Building new homes is not that simple

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:22am Wednesday 28th January 2015

SO now the council is going to build 271 houses on the old Civil Service site, to be followed by more homes on the old British Sugar site.

Fast food joint de-values our homes

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:22am Wednesday 28th January 2015

WE are horrified at the idea of the fast food restaurant (McDonalds) being granted 24-hour opening at the old Wills and Ellis site (a new application has just been submitted).

Fundraising Fun

York City fans get on their bikes in support of heart charity

York Press:

11:56am Wednesday 28th January 2015

YORK City fans have raised more than £1,000 for a heart charity so far as they prepare for a cycle ride in memory of a football supporter who died of a heart attack.

York student takes on triathlon challenge in aid of Raleigh International

York Press:

11:32am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A UNIVERSITY of York student is taking part in The City of York Triathlon to raise money for Raleigh International.


OLD YORK PHOTOS: 13 from Poppleton

York Press:

Join us for another trip down memory lane in York....

9 wonderful old pictures of Petergate

York Press:

2:28pm Monday 26th January 2015

WELCOME to Petergate at the turn of the last century - about 1890 to 1910.

9 brrrr-illiant old pictures of York in bitter winters

York Press:

It may be cold in York this week, but it's nothing compared to the dramatic winters captured below.

Health & Wellbeing

How a last minute live transplant transformed Henry Steele's life

York Press:

2:12pm Monday 26th January 2015

HENRY Steele, 25, was told he was unlikely to make Christmas without a liver transplant. He tells health reporter KATE LIPTROT how a last minute transplant transformed his life and gave him hope for the future.

Massage with a bamboo stick may sound like torture, but it is sheer bliss, discovers MAXINE GORDON

York Press:

1:49pm Monday 26th January 2015

Massage with a bamboo stick may sound like torture, but it is sheer bliss, discovers MAXINE GORDON.

TV program that could finally end your dietary hell

York Press: Sally Duffin nutritionist (9028376)

1:42pm Monday 26th January 2015

We are almost one month into the New Year – how are your New Year Resolutions holding up?


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