• Border Arrow to hit Knavesmire target

    Racing by Tom O'Ryan Border Arrow can hit the bullseye in tomorrow's £135,000 Grosvenor Casinos Dante Stake on Knavesmire. By doing so he will enhance his chances of going on to Epsom on the first Saturday in June to land the Vodafone Derby - a double

  • Bumper crowds for first day of York races

    A crowd of 10,000 punters was this afternoon expected for the opening day of the new season at York Racecourse. Clerk of the course John Smith predicted a Knavesmire crowd approaching that figure for the first day of the meeting, which includes a quality

  • Campaign to improve city centre eyesore gathers pace

    The pressure to remove one of York's most unpleasant eyesores is gathering pace. The dilapidated and decaying White Swan Hotel in Piccadilly, nominated by many Evening Press readers as the worst eyesore in York in our Proud To Be York Corner of Shame

  • Minster looks for a recruit

    One of the smallest and oldest police forces in the country is looking for a new recruit. The Minster Police Force is increasing from 11 to 12 to allow the shift system which keeps the Minster protected 24 hours a day to run more smoothly. The force has

  • Minister gives York pledge for disabled

    Culture Secretary Chris Smith was faced with the offer of a trip round York's Castle Museum by wheelchair when he arrived in York today. The Minister, in York to formally recognise the importance of the city's museums, was approached by a disabled, wheelchair-bound

  • D-day for 200 jobs at York barracks

    MPs from across the North were being urged this evening to rally behind the battle to save York's army headquarters. As union leaders addressed a vital meeting of Labour MPs in Westminster, fresh arguments emerged in the Evening Press backed campaign

  • Poppleton's playing fields plea

    Two hundred into two just won't go. So yell the football-mad youngsters of Poppleton, who are being squeezed out of the 'beautiful game' because of a lack of grass. Football has exploded in the village. Upwards of 200 youngsters aged from five to 15 get

  • Wary Warters preaches patience

    Jorvik Warrior Jamie Warters is throwing a ring of steel around his coveted unbeaten record. The 23-year-old York fighter plans to adopt a patient approach when he takes on experienced campaigner Warren Stowe at the Irish Centre in Leeds tonight. Warters

  • Tykes axe Parker

    David Warner on Yorkshire Cricket Bradley Parker has been axed from Yorkshire's championship match against Northamptonshire at Northampton tomorrow in order that 21-year-old Matthew Wood can hold on to his place. The consolation for Parker is that he

  • On the ball for turf dream

    If the turf here in Elvington is good enough for these Elvington Cub Scout pack footballers, then it should be good enough for the mighty Juventus and Real Madrid football teams. The kickaround by the cubs resulted in their approval - and so Elvington

  • Biker thrown 80ft lucky to be alive

    A motorcyclist says he is lucky to be alive after being thrown nearly 80 feet into the air when his bike crashed. And he wants to thank a military man who waited with him until the ambulance arrived. Portakabin production planner Shaun Elvyn Farrar, 27

  • We don't like it, so lamp it

    Nightclub bosses have hit out at 'old-fashioned' council policies which insist they must disguise a vital new security camera as a Victorian gas lamp. Owners of the Gallery club, in Clifford Street, were told to install CCTV cameras or risk losing their

  • Sybil's hoping for a winner

    Sports presenter Sybil Ruscoe went under starter's orders today when she launched her summer season at the first day of the York races. The Radio Five star was broadcasting her programme, Ruscoe and Co, live from the event. Miss Ruscoe teamed up with

  • Mother killed in holiday smash

    A four-year-old boy was today in a coma in a Spanish hospital following a road accident in the Canary Islands in which his mother was killed. Jordan Claridge, of The Green, Harton, between York and Malton, is in a critical condition in hospital at Las