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Hidden dangers of a beautiful river

York Press:

11:59am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE report highlighting the tragic deaths at York’s River Ouse, made for very sad reading (Report reveals drowning risk, July 26).

Ouse warnings

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:56am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ALTHOUGH it may not be possible to stop every mindless idiot from jumping off a bridge, it is obviously important to continue to warn people of the dangers of rivers and alcohol and in trying to prevent more tragic accidents.

Clean up York

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:52am Tuesday 29th July 2014

D M DEAMER’S letter (My messy ideas, Letters, July 25) and others regarding the messy state of York’s streets prompts me to voice support for his idea of community wardens.

Rubbish changes

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:51am Tuesday 29th July 2014

LAST week two York-born teacher friends of mine visited York for the first time in seven years. Below is an extract from a letter I received from them.

Short shrift

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

I REFER to the letter from Mike Usherwood (Language barrier, July 26) in which he requests people stop calling Bishopthorpe “Bishy” and Doncaster “Donny”.

Minding manors

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:49am Tuesday 29th July 2014

REGARDING the article which mentions that the Knavesmire Manor Hotel was a former Georgian manor house (Hotel checks out to become private home, July 26). I would be very interested to know more about how it gained the title of “manor house”.

Inconvenient

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:48am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MIDDLE of summer, you decide to have a bus or car trip to York, you arrive at your destination and park in St George’s.

Congestion problem

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:42am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IN response to J Metcalfe (Letters, July 23), as ward councillor and local resident I am well aware of pollution and congestion problems in Fulford Road.

Protecting children

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:42am Tuesday 29th July 2014

I READ again recently about the tragic case of Baby P and the large sum received by Sharon Shoesmith to compensate for her unfair dismissal. Unfortunately, someone always had to bear the blame for the tragic consequences of that little boy’s death at the hands of his vile mother.

Wonderful sight

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:41am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IT WAS such a wonderful sight to see the 42 nations of the Commonwealth coming together in a chance to showcase the best of their sporting talent.

Silly season

York Press: Letters - zxc

11:24am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AH, the “silly season” raises its head again to try to stare down the city’s newsmen.

Taking a simplified approach to voting

York Press: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

11:23am Tuesday 29th July 2014

I KNOW local election time is still quite a long way off, but I would like to make a suggestion in good time in case anyone should be interested in acting on it.

Wonder what Tony Blair thinks of it now

York Press: SPEAKING OUT: Tony Blair, who gave a briefing to journalists yesterday

9:33am Monday 28th July 2014

IN 1994, I went to film a young Labour politician for the BBC in Acomb.

No remorse

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:31am Monday 28th July 2014

MOST of us are watching daily with disbelief as, due to the excellent investigative skills of The Press, more details of this incompetent York administration are revealed.

Meadows boost

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:29am Monday 28th July 2014

IN RESPONSE to the letter of July 24 from Dorothy who wrote to ask about the poppy and wildflower meadows along Poppleton Road.

Cashing in

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:28am Monday 28th July 2014

RECENTLY I saw Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at York’s Theatre Royal. It was an excellent production and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Noisy nights

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:28am Monday 28th July 2014

LIKE other readers, I enjoyed the official fly-pasts recently, including another exciting glimpse of the historic Battle of Britain Memorial flight.

Shed affection

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:27am Monday 28th July 2014

REFERRING to the practice of fixing padlocks to bridges and other structures (The Press, July 23), this seems harmless enough.

Swimming pool’s future

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:26am Monday 28th July 2014

THE report in The Press of July 24 about the grant awarded to Stamford Bridge Swimming Pool contained a number of inaccuracies.

Harking back to the days of town crier

York Press:

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

WITH reference to Keith Chapman’s recent query regarding why we don’t have a town crier for York. Well Keith, I have known since you were a young boy, and I am still in touch with the family.

Wonderful sound

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

I WOULD like to say how much I enjoyed the concert by the Shepherd Construction Band when they played for us in Peasholm Park, Scarborough on Sunday, July 20.

Taxing problem

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:24am Monday 28th July 2014

WE USED to joke that “they’ll tax the air we breathe next”.

Absorbing view

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:23am Monday 28th July 2014

SOMETIMES waiting for a bus, two come along together. York waited centuries for a university and now we have two. Surely one is enough?

Housing hope

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:23am Monday 28th July 2014

COUNCILLOR John Galvin of Bishopthorpe ward’s letter of July 19 in support of his so-called “golden opportunity” of building more social/affordable housing in the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward around the Tesco roundabout is a classic example of “not in my ward”.

Traffic mantras

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:22am Monday 28th July 2014

WHILE watching the webcast of City of York Council’s recent full meeting, I noted a hackneyed phrase used by Councillor Joe Watt, that “traffic was flowing” recently at a city road junction, because its traffic lights were blacked out by a fault.

EU charade

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:21am Monday 28th July 2014

WE are finally told that the basics of the EU, including open borders, are non-negotiable and getting all other member states to support measure for the UK is totally impossible.

A wake-up call for Western leaders

York Press:

9:29am Saturday 26th July 2014

THIS is a conflict of polar opposites. On one side of the terrifying crisis blowing up on the borders of Russia and Ukraine stands Vladimir Putin, the ruthless former KGB officer, focused with deadly intent on rebuilding the Soviet empire.

Good to see market in the right place

York Press: Market stall's on parliment Street while work is underway in the market area. Picture David Harrison. (8600643)

9:35am Saturday 26th July 2014

I WAS shopping in York and so pleased to see our regular traders in their rightful place in Parliament Street.

Language barrier

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:23am Saturday 26th July 2014

ENGLISH is a beautiful language, spoken by Shakespeare and Milton to name but two.

Wages struggle

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:22am Saturday 26th July 2014

RICHARD BRIDGE should know that statistics from various sources can be interpreted to support opposing views on the Minimum Wage (Letters, July 18).

Club class

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:21am Saturday 26th July 2014

OKAY, I am old and a woman, but I am very sad that York councillors voted to open another lap-dancing club.

Parking problem

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

I WONDER how many people who park in the parent and toddler area at Morrisons in Acomb, York, actually have toddlers/children?

School monitors

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:19am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE issue and deployment of CCTV safety vans by councils seems to be solely based on traffic problems.

‘Spy on A&E’

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:12am Saturday 26th July 2014

IN my humble opinion the spy van would be better employed outside York Hospital A&E to ascertain how many trouble-makers, drunks and druggies are being treated by understaffed, overworked and underpaid doctors, nurses and ambulance men and women. Not forgetting the reception desks and auxiliaries.

Disabled thoughts

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:04am Saturday 26th July 2014

HEIGH-HO, here we go again. Having waited behind five customers to have two items returned and correct prices put on them (the sale price), I stood with my stick for eight minutes.

Jumping from Halifax

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:03am Saturday 26th July 2014

WITH regards to letters in The Press about the Halifax Bomber, I am very interested in this matter.

Thanks for your help

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:02am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE North Yorkshire branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust would like to thank all those who made a contribution at our street collection on Saturday, July 19, in York city centre.

Hospital gratitude

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:01am Saturday 26th July 2014

REGARDING my recent stay in hospital for a hip replacement, I would like to send my grateful thanks to Mr Campbell and his team for my successful operation.

Good to see market in the right place

York Press:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

I WAS shopping in York and so pleased to see our regular traders in their rightful place in Parliament Street.

Reshuffles are a sign of weakness

York Press: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a debate in the House of Commons.

9:13am Friday 25th July 2014

PICTURE the scene. You are MD of a new company and you appoint various people to fill the top jobs, treasurer, foreign sales, personnel manager, etc.

Transparency call

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:11am Friday 25th July 2014

PROBLEMS with council Freedom of Information requests, as featured in The Press, are worrying.

Decision makers

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:11am Friday 25th July 2014

WHERE were the senior executives? Colin Richardson (Letters, July 22) quite rightly suggests that the planning and implementation of the Lendal Bridge fiasco would be the responsibility of the professional senior executives of the council.

Stopping dissent

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:10am Friday 25th July 2014

WITH regard to the letters from Mr Jones and Mr Wardell in The Press of July 22, I agree wholeheartedly that the debating time was squashed so that no time for dissenting voices was available.

Question of faith

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:10am Friday 25th July 2014

THE closure of Lendal Bridge caused me no inconvenience, but I did read the report and made some enquiries of councillors and of the author of the report. The withdrawal of the scheme seemed to make comments superfluous.

Hoodwinked

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:08am Friday 25th July 2014

IT IS not surprising, given the right-wing bias of the news media, that the less astute among us believe the current allegations of Russian involvement in shooting down the Malaysian passenger plane.

How we fought against the elements

York Press:

9:06am Friday 25th July 2014

TRUE British bulldog spirit was in evidence at Saturday night’s Party At The Palace.

New Zealand voting example

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:04am Friday 25th July 2014

LIKE Jim Begley (Letters, July 23), I am “thankful that we can vote [and] would encourage more electors to do so and participate in the whole process”.

Research into Kure area of Japan

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:03am Friday 25th July 2014

DID you serve in the Kure area of Japan at some time between 1946 and 1956?

Residents do care

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:02am Friday 25th July 2014

WHO wouldn’t sympathise with PR Willey and his small, elite team of hard-working and hard-pressed street-cleaning operatives (Letters, July 22)?

My ‘messy’ ideas

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:01am Friday 25th July 2014

REGARDING the state of the streets of York, in reality we have two issues.



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