9:52am Tuesday 21st October 2014
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.
1:43pm Saturday 18th October 2014
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.
9:12am Friday 17th October 2014
12:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014
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.
12:59pm Saturday 11th October 2014
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.
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.
8:04am Wednesday 8th October 2014
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10:50am Saturday 4th October 2014
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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.
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.
3:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014
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
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
1:13pm Saturday 20th September 2014
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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.
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.
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.
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.
2:20pm Monday 15th September 2014
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.
12:33pm Friday 12th September 2014
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.
3:07pm Wednesday 10th September 2014
10:01am Tuesday 9th September 2014
3:07pm Monday 8th September 2014
2:29pm Saturday 6th September 2014
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9:15am Friday 5th September 2014
10:11am Thursday 4th September 2014
9:41am Thursday 4th September 2014
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.
2:14pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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
2:53pm Friday 29th August 2014
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
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.
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.
1:03pm Monday 25th August 2014
1:34pm Saturday 23rd August 2014
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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."
9:09am Thursday 21st August 2014
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