Red carpet glamour for prom night

York Press:

10:33am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Forget the Oscars. MAXINE GORDON finds some red carpet glamour closer to home perfect for prom night.

A closer look at York Civic Trust's 'manifesto' for improving the city centre

York Press:

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.

Kid-proof recipes for Mother's Day

York Press:

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.

From park to plate...

York Press:

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.

Meet the men and women fighting to get a devolved parliament in Yorkshire

York Press:

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.

What is the best way forward to solve York’s traffic woes?

York Press:

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.

David Hockney's Yorkshire landscapes given a digital twist

York Press:

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.

It may be familiar to us all, but the River Ouse in York still has the power to surprise...

York Press:

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.

York College students' Hollywood tales

York Press:

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.

Stunning nature photographs on display in a new exhibition in North Yorkshire

York Press:

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.

The rebuilding of York's Scarborough Bridge - seven great photos

York Press:

12:24pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

GOING, going... and back again! As engineering challenges go, it was a doozy.

Warming recipes - just add a log fire and mulled ale

York Press:

8:00am Saturday 14th February 2015

Andrew Pern offers up a couple of warming recipes perfectly suited to this time of year.

Convent life on the quiet

York Press:

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.

VIDEO: Six romantic films that will melt your heart this Valentine's Day

York Press: Cine classic: Harry and Sally at the Compass Theatre

2:20pm Thursday 12th February 2015

These movies promise to make you laugh but also make you cry.

New Earswick Folk Hall swings back to the sixties

York Press:

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.

St Leonard’s Hospice: where the caring never stops

York Press:

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.

The golden rules of buying lingerie as a Valentine’s Day gift

York Press:

2:33pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

MAXINE GORDON suggests some Fifty Shades of Grey style for St Valentine’s Day.

6 moments captured by York Photographic Society

York Press:

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.

Cherished clothes to go under the hammer

York Press:

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.

Exploring a wealth of local history in York Archives

York Press:

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.

Vote for your favourite wildlife photograph

York Press:

9:51am Thursday 5th February 2015

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has been inundated with entries for its photography competition. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Fulford - a village where local voices are rising up

York Press:

1:11pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

The Government believes local people should be given more say in planning decisions. The 2011 Localism Act allows communities to develop their own ‘neighbourhood plans’ for just this reason. But how effective will they be? STEPHEN LEWIS visits Fulford, the latest York parish to go down this route.

Former tax office transformed into glamorous apartments at Biba House

York Press:

9:24am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

From Sixties eyesore to lap-of-luxury apartments, Biba House offers boutique living in the historic heart of York. MAXINE GORDON peers through the keyhole.

Painter Hubert Pragnell casts an artistic eye on York

York Press:

2:40pm Monday 2nd February 2015

A sumptuous new book takes an artist’s-eye view of York and its finest buildings and streets. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Spanish food on a York plate

York Press:

2:19pm Saturday 31st January 2015

MAXINE GORDON discovers a taste of Spain in the heart of York

Should York’s ancient Guildhall become a centre for the digital arts?

York Press:

12:38pm Friday 30th January 2015

It is one of the finest medieval buildings in York. Yet if all goes to plan, the Guildhall could soon be the base for a thriving and very 21st century industry – the digital media arts. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Artist weaves her way to success

York Press: Willow artist Angela Cole at her Westow studio.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (16398602)

9:13am Thursday 29th January 2015

FROM a young age Angela Cole always knew she wanted to work with her hands but struggled to find a way to express herself.

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

York Press: Cliffords Tower picture  used in Gazette & Herald week 36 for promo for English Heritage (16999198)

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

York Press: (16269086)

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

York Press: (15622254)

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

York Press: Olly Smith (15427940)

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.

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Packaging defeats me

York Press: Helen Mead

10:34am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

I SPENT at least an hour at the weekend struggling to open household goods.

‘It’s more than just a theatre’

York Press:

10:24am Tuesday 3rd March 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.

Own goal over Wakefield store's rhubarb

York Press: Sue Nelson

12:51pm Monday 2nd March 2015

NOW that’s what I call sacrilege. Dutch rhubarb on sale in a supermarket less than a mile from where the annual Yorkshire rhubarb festival was in full swing…

Readers' letters

This is how we should honour Doug

York Press:

11:37am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

I WAS saddened to read the funeral notice in The Press of February 28 for Douglas Heald. Doug and I rubbed shoulders on many occasions at the Friends of Clifton Backies meetings or events, along with other events around York.

Pub will always be the Black Swan

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:35am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

EVER had the feeling you have been here before? Just before Christmas residents of Pocklington got the distinct feeling of déjà vu when The Black Swan was renamed The White Goose.

Does candidate have any local links?

York Press:

11:34am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

RACHAEL Maskell One lives in Guildhall and works as an NHS physiotherapist (“NHS physio selected to represent Labour”, The Press, February 16).

Developers and planners ‘too close’

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

IT IS no surprise to read of emails about the relationship between council planners and some developers (The Press, February 24).

Fundraising Fun

Run ten kilometres in a meerkat costume? Simples!

York Press:

12:05pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A CONSERVATION expert at the University of York is planning to run a 10km race at Flamingo Land dressed in this meerkat costume.

Cyclist planning to pedal 2,500 miles across Australia for charity

York Press:

12:21pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A CYCLIST from North Yorkshire is planning to pedal his way across Australia to help raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity.


OLD YORK PHOTOS: 11 of Strensall, 1966 to 1991

York Press:

Join us for another trip down memory lane...

Archive pictures stir readers' memories

York Press:

3:16pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Several readers have been in touch about a photograph we featured a couple of weeks ago which showed a double decker bus looming through thick fog in York.

'Aerial Wars Of The Roses' - the 1913 race that wowed crowds in York

York Press:

3:40pm Monday 2nd March 2015

IT WAS all very Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines.

Health & Wellbeing

Cancer survivor sets up support group for other patients

York Press:

3:04pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A befriending scheme has been set up at York Hospital to support people living with blood cancer. Its organiser, leukaemia survivor Carol Miller, speaks to health reporter Kate Liptrot.

Recipes for Mexican hot chocolate ​and gluten free rhubarb and ginger crumble

York Press:

2:53pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Food blogger Mary Sweeting gives us her idea of chocolate heaven.

Body, Mind & Soul: Antibiotics can be wrong option

York Press: Dr Andy Field

2:45pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The great antibiotic overuse debate raises its head every year come flu season.


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