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

British Museum’s finest Roman treasures come to Yorkshire

York Press: Katherine Baxter, curator of archaeology at Leeds City Museum, with a Terracotta antefix of Medusa,  300-200 BC, Lanuvium, Italy

1:13pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Some of the British Museum’s finest Roman treasures have come to Leeds as part of a touring exhibition examining the lives of Romans in Yorkshire. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Game on for seasonal dishes

York Press: Andrew Pern of The Star Inn the city, winner of the Design Awards.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (10300871)

1:15pm Saturday 20th September 2014

ANDREW PERN of Star Inn The City suggests more recipes for readers, this time with game in mind

Photographic exhibition shows York Minster after hours

York Press: York Photographic Society's Secretary, Allan Harris with his picture of the ceiling of the Chapter House at York Miinster part of an exhibition  by the group currently on show    Picture Frank Dwyer (10502335)

12:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

Members of the York Photographic Society were given access to York Minster after hours last year. The result is an exhibition of almost 50 photographs now running in the Minster’s Chapter House. Photographic Society president ALLAN HARRIS reports.

The history of York's Duncombe Place

York Press: P 3/01/05: Yesterday once more: Duncombe Place and York Minster in 1952 (9759056)

1:08pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BACK in the 1850s the then Dean of York, Augustus William Duncombe, had an idea. He wanted to build a wide new road leading up to the West Front of York Minster so as to create a clear open space in front of the great cathedral.

Scotland really does decide now

York Press:

11:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The people of Scotland goes to the polls tomorrow in an independence referendum which remains too close to call. Whatever happens, there will be huge implications for the rest of the UK. STEPHEN LEWIS canvasses opinions in York.

250th anniversary for York star turn

York Press:

3:20pm Friday 19th September 2014

Wednesday marked the 250th birthday of one of York’s greatest sons. The deaf astronomer John Goodricke, who from his flat in Treasurer’s House observed a type of variable star that ultimately helped us measure the size of the universe, was born in Holland. But when he was a few years old his English parents returned to this country and settled in York, possibly somewhere near Museum Street.

Do killer whales have friendships?

York Press:

2:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

Killer whales are highly intelligent, socially organised – and the females are in charge. STEPHEN LEWIS speaks to a York scientist who has just returned from studying them.

Wine buffs set to educate

York Press: Oz Clarke, left, with fellow members of the Three Wine Men, Tim Atkin (centre) and Olly Smith (right)

12:41pm Saturday 13th September 2014

IF you ever caught Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure on the BBC, you'll know Oz Clarke. In two TV series, he and Top Gear's James May drove round the vineyards of first France and then California, sampling wines and quite frequently getting disgracefully drunk.

Enjoy an amazing day of science on YorNight

York Press: Undated Film Still Handout from Gravity. Pictured: SANDRA BULLOCK as Dr Ryan Stone. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Warner Brothers. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

12:33pm Friday 12th September 2014

You’ll be able to try on a spacesuit and find how how we know what colour dinosaurs were at a spectacular science night in the heart of York. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

The halcyon days when barges ruled the River Foss

York Press: The Humber Keel Anne Maud outside the Castle Museums Raindale Mill.Photo: Malcolm Slater collection

9:38am Thursday 11th September 2014

IN a feature on the Yesterday Once More pages of The Press recently reader Beryl Pallister recalled long-ago days spent with her bargeman father Charles Rayner on the barges that plied the Rivers Ouse and Foss.

Globe-trotter’s heart lies in the Dales

York Press: Documentary maker Mark Flowers in Dubai, where the Human Planet team filmed efforts to control pigeons using falconsPhotography: Kieran Doherty

3:07pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Award-winning documentary maker Mark Flowers has travelled the world. But there’s still no place like home, he tells RUTH CAMPBELL.

Fenwicks still serving shoppers with top fashion

York Press: EXCITED: Shoppers bustle into Fenwick, York, on its opening day on November 16, 1984

10:01am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THIRTY years ago this autumn, the miners were on strike, famine was rife in Ethiopia and Ronald Reagan was poised to snatch a second term as US President and re-stoke the fires of the Cold War.

Fanfare for the trumpet man

York Press: Dr Richard Smith with his jubilee fanfare trumpet. Picture: Matt Clark (10038165)

3:07pm Monday 8th September 2014

In a village near York, instrument-maker Richard Smith makes the finest brass instruments that have heralded occasions from the Olympics to royal weddings, reports MATT CLARK.

Michael Hjort, the city chef behind the York Festival Of Food And Drink

York Press:

2:29pm Saturday 6th September 2014

MAXINE GORDON meets the man who has put York on a plate for the world.

Yorkshire Whisky Festival returns to York Racecourse

York Press:

2:10pm Saturday 6th September 2014

IT’S the oldest whisky festival in the UK, outside London – and next Saturday this day of the drams is back in The Ebor Stand at York Racecourse.

Take the willow sculpture trail at Harlow Carr gardens

York Press:

9:15am Friday 5th September 2014

PHIL BRADLEY calls them the Harey Bikers. Three bunnies on bikes he sculpted in willow for RHS Harlow Carr to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire.

City girls getting into the sport of polo

York Press: Suzanne Hart started riding for the first time seven years ago and is one of a growing number of women who take up Polo at the White Rose Polo Club. Pic by Jo Hughes (9946943)

10:11am Thursday 4th September 2014

Jo Hughes finds it’s not so hard to get in to the sport of polo

Auctioneer Chris Clubley is at the heart of rural life

York Press: Auctioneer brings gavel down on 25 years at Selby Livestock Mart
Every Wednesday at the crack of dawn Yorkshire property agent and auctioneer Chris Clubley is at Selby Livestock Market getting ready to sell hundreds of sheep, pigs and cattle. As regular a

9:41am Thursday 4th September 2014

Every Wednesday at the crack of dawn Yorkshire property agent and auctioneer Chris Clubley is at Selby Livestock Market preparing to sell hundreds of sheep, pigs and cattle.

Nothing woolly about felt

York Press: Bridget Karn laying out the wool to design one of her felt pictures. Pic by Jo Hughes (9874654)

3:08pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Felt artist Bridget Karn’s fine art pictures are painted, sculpted and moulded out of wool – they will open your eyes to the wonders of this ancient and natural artists’ material. She’s about to have have her first solo exhibition. JO HUGHES went to take a look.

It’s not all gloss and glamour for make-up artist Cat Smith

York Press: Cat Smith on location

2:14pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CAT Smith is a bit of a time traveller. As a make-up artist working in film, theatre and television, one job might require her to recreate a look from the 18th century, another ask for the 1980s.

Advice on how to get around York without a car

York Press: New Askham Bar Park & RidePhoto: City of York Council

3:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

I KNEW the first question was coming. We'd scarcely settled around the kitchen table in my home off Fishergate when Hazel Anderson fixed me with a look. Not a pushy look, or a judgemental one, just ... a look

Braving Bertha to reach the source of the River Nidd

York Press: (9584843)

2:53pm Friday 29th August 2014

This summer, we’ve been following BOB ADAMS’ occasional meanderings to find the source of the River Nidd. Today he describes the last few miles of his journey.

The real story behind life in Georgian York and the taste of Chocolate City

York Press: View of the Mansion House looking down Coney StreetReproduced courtesy of the York Architectural and York Archaeological Society (YAYAs) Evelyn Collection

9:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

York missed out on the industrial and manufacturing boom of the 18th century and instead became a fashionable centre of Georgian high society. But according to a new book, that's precisely why it was able to develop into the 'chocolate city' of Rowntrees and Terrys, finds STEPHEN LEWIS

Back to the future with the tram in York

York Press:

2:58pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Could a modern tram system be the answer to York’s congestion problems? Former Liberal Democrat councillor Christian Vassie thinks so - and, following a visit to two French cities with tram systems of their own, he’s made a film explaining why. STEPHEN LEWIS and MARY O’CONNOR report.

Horseracing legend Mister McGoldrick is ‘the perfect gentleman’

York Press: Mister McGoldrick (9631213)

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Yorkshire horse racing legend Mister McGoldrick achieved huge success on the track and is still a winner in retirement – teaching young horses how to behave, and acting as an ambassador for the New Beginnings charity, which retrains and rehomes former racehorses. Steve Wright, one of his biggest fans, went to meet him.

Butterflies love a garden just like this

York Press:

1:03pm Monday 25th August 2014

Retired naturalist and horticulturalist John Bardet has planted his York garden to attract butterflies and a wealth of insect life.

One man’s private battle at Mons

York Press: From Chris Poole for Stephen LewisChris Poole's father, Walter, in his butcher's apron (9466142)

1:34pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

It was years before Chris Poole discovered what happened to his father during the Battle of Mons 100 years ago today, reports STEPHEN LEWIS.

Beauty and the beach

York Press:

1:37pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Travel writer DANIEL START introduces excepts from his book Hidden Beaches with a fine Yorkshire beach and some examples from further north.

Jack leaves university by the long route

York Press:

12:02pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE entry in Jack Ibbetson's diary for August 9, 2014, is brief and to the point. "Very hard start to the journey," he wrote. "Only made easier by the people I met at Cape Cornwall and the family who stood either side of the footpath and saluted me as I went past. Too tired to write more. Night."

Mystery of York cattle market’s twin cupolas

York Press: The cupolas of the York Cattle Market during demolition, 11/6/1976

9:09am Thursday 21st August 2014

The twin cupolas of the York cattle market in Paragon Street were for many years almost as distinctive a part of the York skyline as the Minster or Clifford'sTower.

Beverley Minster - a parish church, not a cathedral...

York Press: West front of Beverley minster, said to have inspired Westminster AbbeyImage supplied by Beverley Minster

1:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

In the latest in our occasional series on great Yorkshire churches, STEPHEN LEWIS visits one of the finest parish churches in the North – Beverley Minster.


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