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  • Traffic warden is hurt in ticket row

    A traffic warden taken to hospital after an accident in a city centre street was previously injured by a driver who hit her with his van door three years ago, it emerged today. Traffic Warden Wendy Challis-Jones: injured in city centre incident Wendy

  • York baby dies from killer bug

    A baby has died from suspected meningitis in North Yorkshire, it was confirmed today. The name and age of the child, who is believed to be from the York area, have not been disclosed. The Evening Press understands that the child, a boy, died on Thursday

  • £45 for a trowel? Fork-get it, mate

    While Angela Bulloch, Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor might not be household names in North and East Yorkshire, their prize-winning art could soon be in yours. A Harrogate furnishings store, collaborating with the Tate Gallery, now stocks works by nine

  • A grand effort by stalwart

    A fundraising stalwart beat her own ten-year record when she brought in a magnificent £1,100 for our Hospice 2000 Appeal. Phyllis Richardson, of Catton Park, Wilberfoss, has been organising October coffee mornings to help St Leonard's Hospice for the

  • Veteran cricket stars land silverware haul

    Golden oldies Des Wyrill and Barry Petty were to the fore at last night's Costcutter York and District Senior League annual dinner at York Racecourse. The Thirsk pair picked up the main batting and bowling awards in the premier division. Wyrill, 54, actually

  • Record falls to Kitching king Newton

    Favourite Chris Newton broke the lap record on his way to winning the prestigious Ron Kitching Classic 25.5 mile invitation time trial at Ripon. Stockton-on-Tees professional Newton, the national 25 mile and British Cycling Federation TT champion, recorded

  • China protest shows Labour got it wrong

    Attempts by police to prevent anti-Chinese demonstrations in the Mall were ill-judged, and show how this Government can sometimes get things spectacularly wrong. While recognising that China is handling the transition from rigid Communism to a market

  • Defending Archie's

    While hesitating to descend into the increasingly distasteful debate concerning school admissions, I must challenge Mr Dawton's assertions (Letters, October 18). l Under the proposed arrangements, Copmanthorpe is not linked to Fulford School but to Millthorpe

  • Language of protest

    With reference to your picture showing the Tories and their 'Eat British Beef' banner campaign by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris (Evening Press, October 20): did it not occur to them to at least display their slogans in French? Bob Scrase, Kyme Street York

  • Evil among innocence

    Two North Yorkshire schoolboys were today beginning six-year sentences after they tried to kill their friend in a sustained knife attack. Judge Arthur Myerson, QC, locked up Daniel Gill, aged 14, and Robert Fuller, aged 15, for the attempted murder of

  • Time waits for no man

    York is fast becoming the city where time - or at least the clocks - stood still. We watched the city centre's clocks between 11am and noon yesterday. And in a worrying sign of the chimes, several were hopelessly inaccurate. In fact, they had simply stopped

  • McMillan slams City over his departure

    Discarded defender Andy McMillan hit out today at York City whom he said had branded him 'an outcast'. McMillan told the Evening Press he had been given little choice but to agree this week's cancellation of his contract, which ended 12 years at the Bootham

  • Easingwold rules, OK

    Enterprising Easingwold Golf Club are taking the high-I.Q. road to the St Andrews spiritual home of the game. The Easingwold quartet of David Pearson, Norman Little, Paul Jordan-Worrall and Harry Awty wielded intelligence rather than irons to breeze into

  • Art thrives in a DIY store

    Art truly is in the eye of the beholder. Separate the mystique and snobbery from the objets d'art in question and you can be left with something incredibly beautiful, incredibly ugly or painfully dull. And the price tag will not usually differentiate.

  • Time to be correct

    In a world where we are often too busy to glance down at our wrists, public clocks are a boon. Inaccurate public clocks are a menace. Electric-power means most of them do not even have to be wound up, so excuses will not do. Missed trains, missed dates

  • Science city doubts

    As someone who holds a PhD from the University of York I am extremely interested to know more about this concept of York being a 'Science City'. I am particularly keen to find out just how many real scientific research positions have been created locally