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.

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

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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’

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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.

Using medieval combat as a modern sport

York Press:

2:47pm Monday 18th August 2014

This week the month-long Yorkshire Medieval Festival turns its attention to early combat methods. As MATT CLARK discovers, they are surprisingly familiar.

Memories of Lauren Bacall

York Press: Lauren Bacall in the 1940s

2:15pm Saturday 16th August 2014

AS a manager at upmarket lingerie firm Rigby & Peller, Kathryn Rolfe had served several famous customers at the company's flagship store opposite Harrods in Knightsbridge.

Meet York's diverse street performers

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9:16am Friday 15th August 2014

This summer, York city centre has been saturated with a range of talented street performers. CHARLOTTE WAINWRIGHT went out to meet some of them.

Kevin Hollinrake: A true blue who wants a fairer society

York Press: Kevin Hollinrake, the prosepective MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey. Pic: Mike Tipping (9247034)

10:17am Thursday 14th August 2014

ASK most would-beTory MPs who their heroes are, and you'll get a fairly predictable answer: Margaret Thatcher or Sir Winston Churchill most likely.

Supporting Scarborough's lifeboat heroes

York Press: The Scarborough lifeboat on a training exercise close to the North Bay shore. Picture: Matt Clark (9038998)

2:11pm Monday 11th August 2014

The North Sea is not a good place to be stranded but rescues cost serious money and Scarborough lifeboat is running an appeal for new equipment. MATT CLARK discovers why.

Give your home a cool Scandinavian make-over

York Press: Lindsey Green in the garden of her stylish home in Appleton Roebuck     Picture Frank Dwyer

1:34pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A sleepy corner of North Yorkshire has been given a cool Scandinavian make-over. MAXINE GORDON finds out more • Pictures: Frank Dwyer

‘Mad idea’ which grew into Screenplay

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1st August 2014
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9:23am Thursday 7th August 2014

Stephen Joseph Theatre associate director Henry Bell wanted to find a challenge for writers who were not internationally famous or who had not worked in the theatre before. As he tells Steve Pratt, the result was Screenplay

‘We have never knowingly detected a UFO’

York Press: RAF Fylingdales. The operations room, manned 24/7,  365 days a year. Picture: Matt Clark (8841928)

3:24pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MATT CLARK visits RAF Fylingdales to hear about tracking space debris and the vital role of the information gathered there plays in our lives.

A celebration of all things trainspotting

York Press: Glyn Sunman, of Woodthorpe, who has written about his memories of trainspotting when he was a child. Pic: Mike Tipping (8849413)

3:37pm Monday 4th August 2014

It is possibly Britain's most misunderstood and under-appreciated hobby. Now the National Railway Museum is preparing to stage a five month celebration of all things Trainspotting. STEPHEN LEWIS reports

Village bids to raise gold standard

York Press: Dunnington in bloom. Chairman Roy Freer inspects Dunnington's Britain in Bloom route Picture: Matt Clark (8575407)

12:32pm Friday 1st August 2014

National flower judges will be in North Yorkshire today. MATT CLARK went to see the final preparations ahead of their visit.

York's glass palace that never was

York Press:

10:19am Thursday 31st July 2014

Newgate Market is temporarily back in its original home while Newgate is refurbished. STEPHEN LEWIS looks back at the history of the

A close encounter with Flamingo Land’s Sumatran tiger cubs

York Press: Sumatran tigers at Flamingo Land. Picture: Matt Clark (8724646)

3:11pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Flamingo Land's three Sumatran tiger cubs are now more than four months old. STEPHEN LEWIS went to meet them - and their formidable mother

Theremin Bollards open up world of music for all

York Press: Theremin Bollards image (8338688)

9:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

When a young Leon Theremin invented a unique instrument to detect runaway prisoners during the height of the Russian Civil War, little did he know that almost a century later it would be the source of a medical breakthrough.

Pictures on the nature trail

York Press: John Baistow goldfinch feeding its young in our garden in acomb  (8596628)

2:31pm Monday 28th July 2014

WILDLIFE in all its many forms (plus one photo of a domestic moggy in rather unusual circumstances) feature today, thanks to pictures sent in by readers.

Flowers from a Yorkshire field

York Press: Flowers feature for Living August - Rachel Wilkes (8607637)

12:25pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Flowers cultivated on a small patch of land near York are filling the city with colour. SARAH SMITH traces the growth of a cottage garden industry

Enjoy a taste of country life at Yorkshire's agricultural shows

York Press:

12:39pm Friday 25th July 2014

IF you're stuck for something to do with the family this weekend, you could do far worse than head out to Sutton Park on Sunday.

Motoring tips you probably didn’t know

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2:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

With 25 years of service to motorists, PATROLMAN PHIL takes a wry look at the business of being a ‘breakdown technician’ and recalls stories from the roadside as well as offering the occasional helpful motoring snippet

Battle for the future of Stonebow

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9:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

The future of York's Stonebow House will be debated on Saturday. MATT CLARK looks at the options

Trevor collects on a need to glow basis

York Press: Trevor Morris pictured at his York home with one of his favourite fossils.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8469870)

1:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Former miner Trevor Morris couldn’t get enough of going underground. In his spare time he went caving and discovered the beauty of phosphorescence.

Haxby put in the spotlight

York Press: Haxby. Picture: Matt ClarkCottages in The Village (8386648)

3:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

You don’t need to head for the sticks to find the quintessential English village. MATT CLARK spent the morning in one, just north of York.

Sweet on strawberries

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1:14pm Saturday 19th July 2014

ANDREW PERN of the Star Inn The City conjures up a new take on strawberries and cream

Phil has books covered

York Press: Phil Winskill in his workshop                      (8178577)

2:51pm Friday 18th July 2014

Books or e-readers? Opinions are divided which way it will go, but MATT CLARK meets a man who reckons talk of the book’s demise is greatly exaggerated.

How the role of women has changed

York Press:

12:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Women can now be bishops - and following a cabinet reshuffle, there are now also more women at the top level in government. Is the glass ceiling now a thing of the past - or is there more still to do? STEPHEN LEWIS reports.


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