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Jobs hope from fracking schemes

York Press:

10:45am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Government has given the green light to let firms submit contracts for the widespread exploration for underground shale oil and gas reserves.

Shifting views

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:44am Wednesday 30th July 2014

CITY of York has done it again. Why does it make things so difficult for small businesses that comprise the core of the city?

Time for a rethink

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:42am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HERE is the result of a good night out beside the river near Scarborough Bridge.

Lenient attitude

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:41am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RECENT revelations of criminals found guilty by a court of law and deemed recidivists, some of whom pose a threat to a law-abiding public, having been sentenced to what can only be described as a soft alternative must weigh heavily on the victims and families of those affected.

Helping humanity

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:41am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TAKING my dog out for her late night constitutional at 11pm, I came across a youth laid on the pavement.

Pit closure shame

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE TUC should hang its head in shame.

Sounding out music at the races

York Press:

10:21am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I WOULD like to congratulate James Brennan on the excellent new sound system installed at the racecourse.

Wage claims

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:39am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MATTHEW Laverack continues his ideological crusade against the Living Wage, saying “Richard Bridge should know that statistics from various sources can be interpreted to support opposing views on the Minimum Wage” (Letters, July 26).

Some home truths

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:17am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I READ with interest the letter from Geoffrey Searstone (Home truths, July 2). He asserts “many working-class people in York own their own homes – not because they’re privileged, but because they are being rewarded for doing two things: working hard and saving hard”.

Disastrous policies

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I HEARTILY agree with Nick Love’s sentiments about the Lendal Bridge fiasco and Councillors Alexander and Merrett’s part in it (No Remorse, Letters, July 28).

Desperate measures

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:09am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TRACEY Simpson-Laing says the council was forced to receive the anti-fracking petition at the last council meeting (Right Procedures, Letters, July 24).

Middle East chaos

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:09am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE current advice to Westerners in Libya following the latest attack on a car carrying Westerners is to leave the country.

Destroying people

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

“THERE are none as blind as those who don’t want to see.”

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”.


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.

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