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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11:59am Tuesday 26th May 2015
MAXINE GORDON visits York’s first pop-up vintage designer clothes shop.
11:32am Monday 25th May 2015
An exhibition showcasing stunning images of British wildlife has come to North Yorkshire. FRANCINE CLEE reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12:23pm Monday 18th May 2015
A new initiative in York is really buzzing. MATT CLARK finds out more about it.
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.
12:31pm Saturday 16th May 2015
LAURA KNOWLSON enjoys a spring feast at the Black Swan at Helmsley.
11:58am Saturday 16th May 2015
The York Festival of Ideas kicks off next week. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on the fifth such event.
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.
10:57am Thursday 14th May 2015
WHEN we meet for a coffee, Ails McGee cuts a dash as a very stylish woman about town.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
7:00am Monday 4th May 2015
See which gems you've yet to discover....
11:43am Tuesday 5th May 2015
Can you look grand but still be green? MAXINE GORDON reports on ethical occasion wear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9:23am Wednesday 29th April 2015
STEPHEN LEWIS looks back at the ground’s history – and ahead, to what the future holds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8:00am Saturday 25th April 2015
MAXINE GORDON heads to Disneyland Paris with her tweenager and discovers the legendary magic has no age barriers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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...
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
2:15pm Saturday 11th April 2015
MAXINE GORDON meets the man bringing the taste of Italian gelato to the heart of York.
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.
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.
11:53am Tuesday 26th May 2015
WHEN my daughter failed her driving test she couldn’t hide her disappointment.
11:13am Saturday 30th May 2015
SUPERMARKET labelling is becoming ever more fanciful. Current examples include a “free-range sandwich” and “happy eggs.”
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.
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.
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.
Our latest stroll down memory lane takes us to Dringhouses...
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.
11:55am Monday 25th May 2015
THERE is unrest in York's original 'garden village'.
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.
11:21am Monday 25th May 2015
Celebrating the joy of cake with Mary Sweeting.