Here’s hoping for smoother roads

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11:01am Friday 18th April 2014

WE got away with it this winter. Hardly any frost, next to no snow and thank goodness for that really, because the latest assessment of the state of York’s roads makes grim reading.

York’s a sweet treat

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11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

LIVING in York is always a treat, but twice a year the city is without parallel. In December it is easily Britain’s most Christmassy and at Easter our confectionery heritage comes to the fore in the most mouthwatering way.

Allow our veterans to pay respects

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9:44am Thursday 17th April 2014

THIS year, many people’s attention will be focused on the 100th anniversary of the First World War. But seven veterans from the York area have another milestone to mark – 70 years since they took part in the 20th century’s other great conflict.

Help the children

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9:43am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHILDREN everywhere are looking forward to Easter, because it means chocolate eggs. But some won’t be so lucky. All they are hoping for is a square meal and a warm bed.

Life in the fast lane as York speeds up

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12:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YORK has grand ambitions. With the recession behind us the city is looking to become a top-five player in the UK and a top-ten European mid-size city by the end of next year.

Life in the slow lane

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12:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ST NICHOLAS Fields has a certain ring to it and as one of York’s best places to spot water voles and kingfishers it is a delightful place to spend an hour or so. That wasn’t always the case, though.

Free parking trial a welcome idea

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12:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ONE of the main attractions with out-of-town shopping outlets is free parking. City-centre traders have long argued they should benefit from a level playing field in this regard and they might be about to get their wish.

Here we go again

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12:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THERE is a distinct feeling of déjà vu about the latest revelations over the cost of a new cycle lane from Haxby to Clifton Moor. The lane was originally supposed to cost £700,000, and should have been opened by July.

What an offer for marathon runners

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12:47pm Monday 14th April 2014

ANYONE who watched yesterday’s London Marathon cannot have failed to be impressed.

So switched on

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12:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

ENERGY companies have been getting plenty of flak recently for the high cost of gas and electricity bills.

Stadium on target

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10:54am Saturday 12th April 2014

WORK on York’s long-awaited community stadium looks set to begin next March. With any luck, that should mean the £19 million stadium – which has been hit by a series of delays – is ready in time for the 2016/17 season.

Eye of York needs the right scheme

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10:53am Saturday 12th April 2014

THINGS are looking up for Piccadilly. Long a neglected corner of the city centre, plans to redevelop the area around the Banana Warehouse and to refurbish Ryedale House promise much-needed improvement.

Striking balance on our city’s shopping

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12:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE long queues when York’s new John Lewis opened for the first time at 9am yesterday demonstrated just how excited many people are by the department store’s arrival.

Good idea on NHS

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12:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

YORK Central MP Hugh Bayley has launched a new bill in Parliament designed to end the postcode health lottery.

Bold political vision more vital than ever

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11:07am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE political fallout from York Labour group’s decision to scrap the Lendal Bridge traffic restrictions is only just beginning.

Well done, Patto

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11:06am Thursday 10th April 2014

WE can’t help feeling that PC Keith Pattinson would have been delighted by North Yorkshire Police’s newest recruit. PC Pattinson died following an accident at home. His family donated a German Shepherd puppy to the police in his memory.

Controversial ‘tax’ just isn’t working

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12:21pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation claims the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) hasn’t saved as much as expected through the tax – and that it is causing misery to tens of thousands of vulnerable people.

Cyclists need to behave

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12:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A VIDEO clip on The Press website today shows just how bad the behaviour of some York cyclists is.

Housing boom is a challenge for York

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1:16pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE rise in house prices over the past year is a sure sign that confidence is returning to the housing market.

A clear strategy

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1:16pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

IF local people are to be able to afford to buy expensive local properties, they will need decent jobs. It is good, therefore, to see business leaders setting out ambitious targets for job creation across the region.

Answers needed on resuscitation matter

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12:38pm Monday 7th April 2014

THERE can be no more difficult decision than that faced by medical staff about when to give up the fight to save a life.

Have a say on heritage

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12:38pm Monday 7th April 2014

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Time to put an end to road uncertainty

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12:18pm Saturday 5th April 2014

IT IS beginning to look as though we may be in for a protracted legal battle over the Lendal Bridge and Coppergate traffic restrictions.

Jail closure threat

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12:17pm Saturday 5th April 2014

ASKHAM Grange women’s prison has a ‘remarkable’ record for preventing prisoners returning to criminal activities on release, yet the government wants to close it down, which is hardly in keeping with the tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime mantra that has long been the mainstay of political thinking.

Please heed vital river safey message

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10:47am Friday 4th April 2014

THERE’S something alluring about rivers. People are more than happy to pay premium prices to own a house by one, York Boat is crammed to the gunnels in summer and try finding a seat outside a riverside bar when the sun comes out.

What a donation

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10:46am Friday 4th April 2014

ONE of the best ways to give yourself a warm glow is to rummage through the wardrobe, select a few of those suits or dresses you always meant to wear, but never quite got round to, then drop them off at the local charity shop.

Paying the price for a crime-funded life

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10:17am Thursday 3rd April 2014

LIKE many people in post-recession Britain, Percy Smith lived on benefits.

Two-wheel tiredness

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10:16am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THERE was a time when motorcyclists would ride their bikes without wearing a helmet. Today that is seen to be unimaginably dangerous, but there are other pitfalls, some of which are less obvious and Inspector Dave Mangan of North Yorkshire Police has launched a campaign to make riders aware of one of them; namely tiredness.

So where does this leave Lendal now?

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12:46pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ON the face of it, government adjudicator Stephen Knapp seems to have driven a coach and horses though City of York Council’s controversial policy of restricting traffic on key routes.

A hero remembered

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12:45pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THIS year may be the 100th anniversary of the Great War, but we must not forget York’s other war heroes, people such as Normandy veteran Ken Bell to whom friends paid their last respects yesterday.

Looking at York with different eyes

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2:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

IT IS almost impossible for those of us who have never suffered problems with our sight to imagine what York must seem like to those who do.

B&Bs battle it out

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1:59pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

TO some people, staying in a four-star hotel is akin to camping. But along with monsoon showers and valet parking often comes anonymity, which is why many of us prefer the home comforts of a B&B. York is blessed with more guest houses than most and five of them are now hoping to be named the best.

Huge relief as work gets under way

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12:13pm Monday 31st March 2014

THERE was always something very special about Terry’s.

Hail a Tale and ale

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12:12pm Monday 31st March 2014

WHO says beer and culture don’t mix?

Time to put an end to blocking scandal

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2:05pm Saturday 29th March 2014

THANK goodness we’ve just had a mild winter, because bed blocking in our hospitals is the highest its been since the NHS started recording the figures in 2010.

What’s in a name?

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2:05pm Saturday 29th March 2014

FOR some, Friday the 13th is an unlucky day; one best forgotten. But wartime RAF crews delighted in black humour and after 158 Squadron, based at RAF Lissett in East Yorkshire, lost seven successive Halifax bombers bearing the registration letter F, it christened number eight Friday the 13th, hoping an unlucky name might bring about a reversal of fortune.

Why not educate the parents on parking?

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12:45pm Friday 28th March 2014

SCHOOL run parents may be celebrating – but City of York Council is fuming. The Department of Transport is considering banning local authorities from using CCTV to enforce parking restrictions.

Pat’s long spell in A&E

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12:44pm Friday 28th March 2014

SHE began her career washing up on a ward at York Hospital, now Pat Barker has retired from nursing at the age of 70.

Cycling countdown starts

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10:52am Thursday 27th March 2014

IT may sound unbelievable, but here we are already; today marks the 100-day countdown to Yorkshire’s hosting of the Tour de France.

Help us raise cash for a great cause

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10:52am Thursday 27th March 2014

TODAY we launch a unique charity auction to raise money for what we think is a brilliant cause.

PC stayed calm and helped save a life

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12:37pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE reputation of the police has taken a battering in the wake of Plebgate. How good it is, therefore, to see there are still officers holding up the highest traditions of the service.

Priceless screen boost

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12:37pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THERE is nothing new about major films and TV dramas being shot in Yorkshire. The TV version of Brideshead Revisited was first screened more than 30 years ago.

Time for a better rail deal

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10:45am Tuesday 25th March 2014

QUITE why Britain’s railways are a shadow of those on the Continent is a mystery. Some put it down to a failure to invest in infrastructure, others blame operators.

This firm action is welcome indeed

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10:44am Tuesday 25th March 2014

WE have warned repeatedly of the dangers caused by horses tethered illegally by the side of the road.

Squabbles get race off to very bad start

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12:48pm Monday 24th March 2014

THE arrival of the Tour de France in York in early July promises to be one of the great sporting and spectator events in this city’s history.

Save our planet for future

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12:47pm Monday 24th March 2014

TODAY’S children are so out of touch with nature that just one in five of them will grow up to value it, conservationists warn.

Market facelift has to benefit everyone

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12:42pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

THERE was a time when we did all our shopping at the market. Some would say we still should and perhaps they have a point. In these days of food-mile considerations, insistence on provenance and meat scares, shopping at the market has never made so much sense.

Real sport charity heroes

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12:42pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

DAVINA McCall went beyond endurance to raise money for this year’s Sport Relief, but other celebs had an easier time of it as they tried to persuade us to donate in last night’s star-studded telethon.

What a grand race this is

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10:30am Friday 21st March 2014

There has been racing at York’s Knavesmire for almost 300 years - since 1731, in fact. And fine sport it makes.

Early child support is such a great idea

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10:30am Friday 21st March 2014

NOW here’s a radical idea: the earlier the parents of vulnerable children get the support they need to improve their children’s lives, the better.



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