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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.

World-class cleanliness for a world-class city

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:01am Friday 25th July 2014

IN HIS letter of July 22, PR Willey asks those who are concerned about the amount of litter in York to spare a thought for the hardworking teams who have to clear it.

MP shows a lack of understanding

York Press: Ed Miliband

10:32am Thursday 24th July 2014

HOW disheartening that Hugh Bayley praises employers paying the living wage rather than expounding on the need for a living income.

Heard it all before

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

ED MILIBAND promises there will be no return to the tax-and-spend policies of past Labour governments.

Right procedures

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:23am Thursday 24th July 2014

I WOULD like to inform readers of council procedures, as they have not been accurately portrayed by Mr Jones and Mr Wardell (Letters, July 22).

Poppies praise

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

SINCE reading in The Press earlier in the year that poppy seeds were being planted on certain stretches of grass area along Poppleton Road, I have watched the progress with interest.

Left unresolved

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:21am Thursday 24th July 2014

LAST week Labour councillors voted as one to defeat my motion on Lendal Bridge and save the jobs of Cllr Alexander and Cllr Merrett.

Litter problem

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

RECENTLY many letters have addressed litter on the streets of York. This is a problem everywhere in our country and a problem that is getting worse.

Blaming Putin

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:19am Thursday 24th July 2014

IS THIS “We hate Putin” month?

Crumbling city

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

NOW that the bike race has gone, can I suggest to James Alexander that he has a walk round his own ward, Holgate, and see where the money spent on the bike race should have been spent on long-term benefits and not on a ride-past lasting a few seconds.

Behind the times

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:17am Thursday 24th July 2014

NOW that the Grand Départ has departed, when is some bright spark going to remove the banner from the railings of West Offices advertising “ A Grand Soiree” on July 2?

Where’s the money?

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:16am Thursday 24th July 2014

HERE they go again! I think it’s time that City of York Council started working with its citizens instead of against them.

A significant party in Rowntree Park

York Press: PARK LIFE: Rowntree Park was given to the city 93 years ago by Joseph Rowntree

10:14am Thursday 24th July 2014

SORRY, but the note in the paper on Tuesday, July 22, about the Rowntree Park birthday party is not quite right.



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