• High praise for York's living streets

    York is once again being hailed as the country's leading player in the fight to keep urban centres free from traffic and pollution. Parliament Street, York, which has been singled out for praise in the Transport 2000 report Environment group Transport

  • Psychotic B&B man to get hearing

    Psychotic ex-convict Malcolm Casey, who fears he will end up back behind bars if he is not moved from the York bed-and-breakfast where the council housed him, is to have his case heard at an appeal. Malcolm Casey: livingin York guesthouse An independent

  • Nina's lots slimmer and feline just great

    A North Yorkshire pet is no longer a fat cat after proving she is the purrfect moggy when it comes to slimming. AFTER: Superslimmer Nina, with owner Helen Bradley, has shed over a kilo since going on her diet. Nina the formerly fat feline, who lives with

  • Mum undergoes new treatment for cancer

    A North Yorkshire mother has undergone a revolutionary new treatment for breast cancer - so she can be around to see her four-year-old son grow up. Alison Mason, 33, from Tadcaster, is one of a select band of women in Yorkshire who have been given a new

  • Testing time for instructor as judge orders lessons refund

    A York driving instructor has failed to refund a 17-year-old for cancelled lessons despite being ordered to by York County Court. Joanne Thompson, whose father took her driving instructor to the county court Michael Bass, who runs Woodthorpe School of

  • Primary pupils feel benefit of PE lessons

    The state of PE is fit and healthy in the region's primary schools, it was claimed today, despite increasing pressures from the Government's drive to improve standards in the "three Rs". According to a new survey, less PE is being taught in primary schools

  • Are you ready for the Millennium?

    There can be few people left who haven't heard of the Millennium Bug. But that is not quite the same thing as saying that everyone has done all they can to counteract its effects. Action 2000 is an organisation specifically set up by the Government to

  • Obstacles or opportunities

    A guide designed to measure the energy people put into either seeing obstacles or opportunities has been launched by York-based TMS Development International Ltd. Evening Press computers are checked over in readiness for the Millennium The Opportunities

  • Rugby: Loan danger facing Wasps

    An Indian restaurateur has given York Wasps 21 days to repay him a £15,000 loan or be served with a winding up order. Khaliqu Zaman, who recently opened the Jaipur Spice restaurant on the site of York's former Clarence Street ground, is owed the cash

  • Roll on second rail golden age

    When George Stephenson put the last touches to the Rocket, he had no idea what he was about to set in motion. Not only did the 'father of the railways' revolutionise transport and change the face of the world; he also began our endless fascination with

  • That's the spirit

    Railway operator Northern Spirit's newly-appointed trading director, Nigel Patterson, does not always let the train take the strain, preferring to commute from Blackpool to York by car each day. A deer for all seasons: In addition to the high-protein

  • Horse Racing: Top apprentice can claim maiden century

    Robert Winston heads to Carlisle tomorrow with a handful of fancied mounts and good prospects of achieving a notable career milestone. The star young rider, who is attached to the Butterwick yard of Richard Fahey, is just one winner away from his maiden

  • Big success at Little Apple

    Americans, particularly New Yorkers, visiting the Little Apple bookshop in York, immediately get the core connection between the two cities. Bookworms: Tim Curtis and Philippa Morris of the Little Apple bookshop in York The shop is owned by Philippa Morris

  • Cricket: Chris back for Tykes

    Leading wicket-taker Chris Silverwood returned to Yorkshire's side for their PPP Championship tussle with Nottinghamshire which began at Trent Bridge today. The fast bowler, who has taken 39 wickets at 21.92 runs apiece, has missed the last two matches

  • Reducing the risk of fraud

    Right now, someone may be charging goods and services to your credit card, and you won't know about it until your next statement arrives. This is because every day millions of us trust our credit card details to complete strangers, often over the phone

  • Deer way to boost export plan

    Holme Farmed Venison, based at Thorpe Underwood, is looking to increase its share of the export market. Nigel Sampson surveys a herd of red deer at Low Farm. "However, due to the strength of the pound and the very nature of the way in which we farm in

  • Alan plans cutting edge to new career

    The children have flown the nest, middle-age is upon you and it's time to start enjoying life and taking it easy. HAIRDRESSER: Stock controller Alan Goddard, 55, hopes to cut a dash from his job in a supermarket to a new career as a hairdresser Not for

  • Mars attacks at Castle Howard

    Space monsters will roam Castle Howard's grounds when a fireworks spectacular inspired by War of the Worlds bursts into life. Fireworks at Castle Howard The stately home near Malton is bracing itself for an alien invasion on Saturday, September 4, when

  • Harry Gration: Our friend in the North

    Signing Off And so the sun shines - out comes Factor 15; whiter than white skins (for some of us!); flip-flops and shorts. Against all my doubts, this county of York-shire still sees the sun. Thank goodness. The south had made me a Mr Softie, and I'm

  • Energy boost for poor

    Business's fierce opposition to the Government's climate change levy has obscured the fact that some large employers face possible windfall savings on their National Insurance (NI) contributions. Local authorities have both high energy usage and large

  • York estate thugs ambush fire crew

    A fire crew answering an emergency call to a York estate was forced to pull out after a gang of louts ambushed its engine. Police had to rescue the night crew from red watch at Acomb fire station when youths screaming abuse pelted its vehicle with full

  • Great locos to steam back

    The Venice-Simplon Orient Express steamed out of York today to mark the announcement of the biggest rail celebration for more than a quarter of a century. Sally Thomsett chats to an actor dressed as George Stevenson at the head of the Orient Express in

  • Gliders are filling Yorkshire skies

    If the skies look busy over Pocklington this week, it is because more than 40 gliders are flying high as they compete in the 1999 National Two-Seater Gliding Competition. AERIAL VIEW: Gliders wait on the ground in a break between competitive events at

  • Charity aims to boost job opportunities

    A charity based in Norton aims to encourage and train the disabled in Ryedale to improve their chances of obtaining work. Ryedale Work Experience Project Ltd, and tandem company, Rywep Trading Ltd - collectively known as RYWEP - are run by Les Elliott

  • Football: Tommo insists City kill time

    Up close and personal will be York City's approach to try to rub shoulders with the Premiership big boys. And Eire Under-21 international Barry Conlon could be the man to fire that bold goal in tonight's Worthington Cup reprise at Second Division Wigan

  • Unveiled: the £7m CPP nerve centre

    Business Press can today exclusively reveal how the new £7 million operations centre for Card Protection Plan (CPP) in York will look. An artist's impression of CCP's proposed operations centre in Holgate, York CPP's nerve centre is the first major building

  • Cancer trial hope

    Breast cancer is a scourge of the modern age. It claims the lives of thousands of women every year. Even with advances in medicine, we are a long way from finding a cure. Effective treatments can only be developed with the help of volunteers. Tadcaster

  • Football: O' Leary must heed Reds' Euro warning

    David O'Leary has rightly won plaudits for the way he is reshaping Leeds United as a team for the future. But the genial Irish boss and his young stars were brought down to earth as Liverpool strolled to a 2-1 Premiership victory at Elland Road last night

  • Tennis: Tadcaster boomerang back to the summit

    Tadcaster, relegated last season, sprang straight back into the first division of the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League, beating Civil Service and close rivals York II. MOORE THE BURIER: John Moore buries a volley while playing in the men's doubles

  • Shepherd link-up a boost for village garages

    York-Based Shepherd Developments has linked up with Bayford & Co (Developments) in a multi-million pound retail scheme. The first stage will provide 30,000 sq ft of lettable retail space on Horne Road, Doncaster. It comprises a food store, pre-let

  • Time for a move - after 200 years

    Chartered surveyors and property consultants Carter Jonas has moved from its offices in York after nearly 200 years of occupation. Office manager Nigel Lindley and Carter Jonas staff in their new offices in Clifford Street, York The national firm has

  • The state of play in York's key industries

    York is often referred to as chocolate city, railway city, bicycle city or - more recently - science city. Many national companies have their headquarters in York, such as Great North Eastern Railway, CGU and the Shepherd Building Group. The quality of

  • Youth group in search for new leader

    A York youth group with a 20-year history is desperately seeking a leader - or it will be forced to close its doors. The 1st Acomb Boys' Brigade today appealed for help to ensure that local lads can continue to learn new skills, help in the community

  • The Chocolate City

    Terry's confectionery products have been made in York since 1767 and the site in Bishopthorpe Road remains the hub of Terry's confectionery production in Britain. The Chocolate Orange production line at Terry's York factory At peak seasons, over 700 people

  • Motorists stitched up over petrol prices

    There's something slightly curious about petrol prices which gives rise to further confirmations that the motorist really is being 'ripped off' (Evening Press, August 17). In a market which is supposed to be fiercely competitive there's practically no

  • Help quake victims

    Thousands of people have been killed and even more left in desperate need of help by the earthquake which shook north west Turkey. Among the needy are women and children. UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, is contributing to the international


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