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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12:24pm Wednesday 18th February 2015
GOING, going... and back again! As engineering challenges go, it was a doozy.
8:00am Saturday 14th February 2015
Andrew Pern offers up a couple of warming recipes perfectly suited to this time of year.
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.
2:20pm Thursday 12th February 2015
These movies promise to make you laugh but also make you cry.
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.
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.
2:33pm Tuesday 10th February 2015
MAXINE GORDON suggests some Fifty Shades of Grey style for St Valentine’s Day.
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.
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.
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.
9:51am Thursday 5th February 2015
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has been inundated with entries for its photography competition. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
11:59am Tuesday 31st March 2015
HELP! I’m confused. For years women have been obsessed with their bottoms. For decades we have stood in front of mirrors and spun our necks around Exorcist-style to see how our rear ends look in various types of trouser: jeans, Oxford bags, pedal-pushers, bell-bottoms, even shell suits – you name it, we wanted our bottoms to look small and neat in it.
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…
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.
10:55am Wednesday 1st April 2015
CONCERNING the front-page story about parking fines (The Press, March 30), it would be helpful if the British and more especially the English would stop thinking of the council, the Government and the tax office as greedy profiteers trying to take money from the public and line their own pockets.
10:53am Wednesday 1st April 2015
YOUR report on City of York Council’s parking fine income makes interesting reading, yet raises a major question.
10:52am Wednesday 1st April 2015
AFTER reading Peter Martini’s article in Saturday’s Press and with such a rollercoaster week for the York Rugby supporter, your piece was great timing and will remind everyone what Rugby in York is all about and the long tradition it has with in this great city.
10:45am Wednesday 1st April 2015
JUDGING by the number of letters expressing residents’ concerns over proposals for the new local plan, particularly in relation to housing provision, is it not time for council members and their officers to take a deep breath, step back from the brink of environmental disaster and have a radical rethink over the policy of unsustainable growth which is driving current thinking?
12:59pm Wednesday 1st April 2015
VOLUNTEERS at a hospice shop are hoping football-crazy fans will help them raise funds for patient care.
11:26am Wednesday 1st April 2015
A PRIMARY school teacher has raised £1,000 for York Teaching Hospital charity by running the Yorkshire Marathon.
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.
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HERE are 12 images of Huntington from The Press archives, dating back to the 1970s.
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.
1:53pm Monday 30th March 2015
Food blogger Mary Sweeting mixes up her favourite breakfast smoothie.