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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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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
3:24pm Wednesday 6th August 2014
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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
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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.
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