• Vaughan is forced to sit it out

    England today announced their squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe at Lord's next Thursday and just over a week ago Michael Vaughan was an odds-on certainty to be in it. But now he knows that when play begins the most he will be doing is monitoring

  • Shrewsbury

    Ground: Gay Meadow Capacity: 8,000 Last season: 15th Manager: Ged King Ins: Mark Winstanley defender from Burnley, free. Outs: Brian Gayle defender released; Devon White striker released; Mark Williams defender released. Chances: The portents are not

  • It's Pottermania!

    WHAT'S this? A celebrity being jostled by adoring young fans, desperate to touch their hero. People queuing throughout the night for her latest release. These scenes are reminiscent of Beatlemania, yet they are inspired by the author of a children's book

  • Last gasp Alcide keeps city on a roll

    A hat-trick of wins for triumphant Terry Dolan and his revamped Minstermen and proof, if it were needed, that City's red revival of recent weeks is a real one. When Colin Alcide swooped to conquer deep into stoppage time to give York victory there were

  • Dull fare as City end season with a point

    It was the obvious finale to the Terry Dolan era Part I. The curtain came down on York City's season in probably expected fashion - another sending-off, another clean-sheet, another blank return in front of goal and therefore another scoreless draw. Not

  • The Three Graces

    WHAT happened to those graceful young girls, all arms and pointed toes, who trained at the Three Graces Ballet School, in Clifford Street, York, more than 50 years ago? Did any of them achieve fame and fortune? In my case no. After 11 years' ballet training

  • A bicycle made for...

    I HAVE just received a letter (unsigned) presumably in reply to mine of a few days ago, about the cost of running a car. This letter read 'Cost of a car. The answer is buy a bike.' I would be grateful if the writer could explain to me how I can get another

  • Cycle path death rider jailed

    THE mentally-impaired teenager who killed a pensioner by riding a motorcycle flat-out on a cycle path has been locked up for two-and-a-half years. Judge Michael Mettyear told Adam Craig Hudson, 18, that his crime was a typical example of causing death

  • Buses for locals

    THREE cheers for Rod Hills on his attack on First York bus services (Evening Press, June 28). At last the council is waking up after being told on several occasions that transport has nothing to do with them at all, only with the service provider. Before

  • A ghostly encounter

    ON May 19, 1536 they executed the Queen of England in the Tower of London. She had the misfortune to be married to that monster of self-indulgence Henry VIII, the desecrator of our monasteries. Four hundred and 12 years later the Corporal of the Guard

  • Nestl denies factory threat

    NESTLE Rowntree today reassured shocked York workers that their factory was NOT under any threat of closure because of the strong pound. But it warned that some jobs COULD be lost if sterling keeps its strength and exports continue to suffer as a result

  • Coppergate II will add to York's attractions

    IN response to your comment piece (Evening Press, July 6), I am anxious to point out that Land Securities Properties Ltd has been listening to the views of traders in York and will continue to do so. We welcome the opinions of the people of York and the

  • England expects

    THE England Under-16 squad were today putting the finishing touches to their preparations for tomorrow's Nationwide International against Thailand at York City's Bootham Crescent. The match, which kicks-off at 7.15pm, is part of the FA's prestigious international

  • Fit-again Wayne stakes his claim

    FANS' favourite Wayne Hall is planning to make life difficult for York City boss Terry Dolan. The ever-reliable left-back has returned to training fighting fit after an operation at the end of last season to ease a niggling heel injury. Now after being

  • Fettis signs new York City deal

    GOALKEEPER Alan Fettis finally ended speculation over his York City future this afternoon by signing a new contract. The announcement, as predicted in the Evening Press last week, is a massive boost to York boss Terry Dolan and the City faithful. Fettis

  • Outside living

    THE best thing about the summer is being able to eat outside. Somehow, food seems to taste better, perhaps it is the reminder of long lunches on past summer holidays. The popularity of BBC TV's Ground Force and all the other gardening programmes has made

  • Under-achieving Tykes

    SO another summer slips by with Yorkshire flattering to deceive in knockout cricket, the high expectations of the first half of the season suddenly evaporating into thin air. Hopes that Yorkshire could make amends for last year's bitterly disappointing

  • Grown-ups are big kids

    CHILDREN are forever falling out. "She pinched my doll!" "She's drawn on my picture", and "She's got more crayons than me," are regular outbursts in my home, and are usually followed by me telling my young daughters: "Don't be silly, can't you two play

  • Banish these boring prints of Prince

    WHEN a new member of staff turned out to be a bloke I went to school with, my first thoughts were not to rush over, slap him on the back and say "Hi - long time, no see." I was gripped with terror - he knew me when I turned 18. He knew my friends, he

  • When I first met his Mum

    AS awkward situations go, it's one of the worst. However confident you are, meeting your boyfriend or girlfriend's parents for the first time is always awash with tension. You are ushered in front of them like an exhibit at a flower show. And, all of

  • Make or break time

    YORKSHIRE Phoenix take on Kent Spitfires at Headingley tomorrow in a game which both sides must win if they are to stand a decent chance of going on to finish up as champions of the Norwich Union National League. Both teams are wedged together in the

  • Rain holds up Tykes'

    RAIN held up Yorkshire's victory push at Chester-le-Street today where Durham were on 94 for five and still 11 runs away from avoiding the innings defeat. It began about an hour before the scheduled start of the third day and was a huge frustration for

  • Not so hot in the kitchen

    DINNER parties - the very words put the fear of God into most people. All that effort, all those people - having to make your house look nice, having to be on your very best behaviour (suppress all arguments with your husband). And, worst of all, having

  • Harrogate are out to impress

    Harrogate Cricket Club will be pulling out all the stops on June 21 when Yorkshire play their first match on the St George's Road ground for three years. And a Yorkshire player is already certain to walk off with the man-of-the-match award in this NatWest

  • Another knock for luckless White

    CRAIG White's England career has suffered another setback. He has reported back at Headingley with a knee injury and had to go for a hospital scan. White had rejoined his Yorkshire colleagues for the first time since collapsing in Scarborough last Tuesday

  • Getting a kick out of you

    The kicks are high and you'll end up fighting fit. Rebecca Gilbert tries out a Body Combat class HIEEEE-YA!!!! "Come on everyone, think of your worst enemy," said Jan Davis over her microphone headset as my companions in the exercise class kicked and

  • Darlington

    Ground: Feethams Capacity: 8,500 Last season: 11th Manager: David Hodgson Ins: Neil Aspin defender from Port Vale, free; Lee Nogan striker from Grimsby on a Bosman; Neil Heaney winger from Manchester City, free. Outs: Mark Barnard defender to Doncaster

  • Chester City

    Ground: Deva Stadium Capacity:6,000 Last season: 14th Manager: Kevin Ratcliffe Ins: None. Outs: Chris Priest midfielder to Macclesfield (Bosman); Dave Flitcroft midfielder to Rochdale (Bosman). Chances: Keen ambition reigns at the Deva Stadium now that

  • Threat to call in auditor over pools

    A SPENDING watchdog could be asked to investigate if City of York Council proceeds with a £10,000 swimming pools consultation exercise. Liberal Democrats have threatened to appeal to the district auditor if council leader Rod Hills (Lab) insists on the

  • Scent of victory in pools campaign

    YORK'S threatened swimming pools could be saved as the Liberal Democrats start action to secure their future. The Lib Dems will ask City of York Council to accept that Yearsley and the Barbican pools will remain at the first full meeting since two by-election

  • 'No rush' to close city pools says leisure chief

    York leisure chiefs have been told there is "no particular rush" for decisions over the future of the city's Barbican and Yearsley swimming pools. Councillors were considering a 13,486-signature petition backing the Yearsley pool and one with 12,743 names

  • Barbican swim club quits over price rise

    York City Baths Club is pulling out of swimming lessons at the Barbican pool, blaming a price hike and uncertainty over the pool's future. The club, which serves more than 500 children in the York area, has sent letters to parents expressing regret at

  • You decide

    Householders will be asked to seal the fate of York's swimming pools as the city council launches its biggest public consultation. Council leaders announced the consultation this afternoon following the long-waited publication of the leisure services

  • Leading by example

    NEW commercial manager Gary Hall's generous gesture to help out the club he loves for no financial reward is just the kind of spirit York Wasps need to survive. Now he is hoping other fans may follow his lead by using their expertise to aid the cash-strapped

  • Phew, what a relief

    If ever York Wasps needed to pull off a result this was it - and it wasn't on the pitch. The granting of a stay of execution in the High Court was possibly the most important victory in York's 100-year history. And the Wasps owe a big debt of gratitude

  • Hawks paying the price of failed bid

    IF one club in the Rugby League deserves sympathy it's York's opponents tomorrow, Hunslet Hawks. Last season they were looking forward to Super League after being crowned Northern Ford Premiership champions. Less than a year on and they are facing an

  • RFL to discuss cash crisis

    The plight of York Wasps is expected be discussed by the Rugby Football League's board of directors this week. The RFL directors are due to meet on Wednesday to look at the serious issues surrounding the future of the sport and a possible shake-up at

  • Great Scott goes in record book with amazing double feat

    Cawood's Karl Scott has produced one of the best performances in Costcutter York and District Senior League history. He became the first player to take nine wickets and hit a half century in the same match. His remarkable performance saw his side beat

  • Heworth jump to top spot

    HEWORTH have jumped from fourth to top in division three of Costcutter York and District Senior League following their 42 run win over second-placed Whitkirk. Robert Love made 65 and Dave Bowling 37 to take Heworth to 186-8 as Matt O'Brien took 4-46 and

  • Grant grabs eight wickets

    Ace paceman Joe Grant ensured that Dunnington continued to set the pace in division one of Costcutter York and District Senior League when he blasted Sessay's batsmen with 8-57. Only Matthew Till (25) and youngster Nick Harrison (29) produced any batting

  • Hidden garden may be put on the map

    A MARKET town's civic leaders have decided it is time one of its hidden garden treasures became less of a secret for tourists. Bebra Gardens cling defiantly to the cliffside which tumbles down to the River Nidd Gorge at Knaresborough. But the trouble

  • Rain halts push for victory

    THE Costcutter York and District Senior League premier division clash between two of the League's founder member clubs ended in somewhat controversial circumstances. Easingwold appeared to be heading for a victory at home to Thirsk which would have cemented

  • Carlton Towers stretch lead at the top of the table

    With their two nearest rivals both losing, Carlton Towers have opened a 64 point gap in Costcutter York and District Senior League division two and are odds-on favourites to add this title to their third division honours of last year. Carlton's star batsman

  • Couple all shook up by holiday company

    WHEN Lynda and David Cook paid a York holiday firm £3,200, they looked forward to a lifetime of luxurious but cheap vacations abroad. But more than six months later, the only benefit they have received so far from Global Vacations is a plastic "hamper

  • Cup run is Dunn and dusted

    COSTCUTTER League side Dunnington suffered a six wicket defeat at the hands of Yorkshire County Premier League side Sheffield Collegiate as they sought a place in the last 16 of the National Club Knockout. Dunnington skipper Simon Kellett hit ten fours

  • York denied at sodden Fields

    YORK'S Oxbridge Yorkshire ECB County Premier Cricket League match against defending champions Doncaster at Town Fields was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain, writes Peter Vine. With only three points from the abandoned match Doncaster

  • Protest at base's role in missile programme

    PROTESTERS marched on RAF Fylingdales at the weekend to demonstrate against a proposed new defence system. The action was called by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) who are opposed to British bases being used as part of the American National

  • Mixed joy for Thompson

    THE night of the stars in the British Touring Car Championship proved one of mixed fortunes for York's James Thompson. Bundled off the track within minutes of starting one race, he hurtled back into contention in the second to snatch third place and much

  • England expects

    THE England Under-16 squad were today putting the finishing touches to their preparations for tomorrow's Nationwide International against Thailand at York City's Bootham Crescent. The match, which kicks-off at 7.15pm, is part of the FA's prestigious international

  • Firms warned about Austrian fair guide

    BUSINESSES in York were warned today to beware an Austrian-based exhibitors' fair guide which could cost them 757 Euros (£500). The Evening Press received a document from Construct Data Verlag GmbH Austria, saying that it was being listed in a new fair

  • Fit-again Wayne stakes his claim

    FANS' favourite Wayne Hall is planning to make life difficult for York City boss Terry Dolan. The ever-reliable left-back has returned to training fighting fit after an operation at the end of last season to ease a niggling heel injury. Now after being

  • Game was a real Bobby dazzler

    CALLING THE SHOTS: Goalkeeper Peter Mellor can only watch in anguish as Chris Jones, watched by Jimmy Seal sees his chip heading to the Fulham net for York City's opener at Bootham Crescent in 1975 World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore (inset) is stood

  • End of the line?

    Stephen Lewis and Chris Titley look at how the strong pound has hit the KitKat - and how crucial the chocolate bar is to York IF it really is true that hundreds of jobs could go at Nestl's York plant because of the high pound and the fact we're not in

  • Wasps restore some pride despite defeat

    TABLE-TOPPING Dewsbury Rams were given an almighty scare by York Wasps who threatened to pull off one of the biggest shocks of the season yesterday. York produced some of their best football of the season in the first 40 minutes, leading 10-0 early on

  • It's all too familiar for struggling Wasps

    THERE may have been plenty of changes off the field, but on it the scene remains all too familiar. Another game, another heavy defeat and, thankfully, another step nearer the end of a season which York Wasps will be keen to forget. If anyone thought new

  • Struggling Wasps given no respite

    York left in disarray as first half half horror show hands Rochdale victory on a plate. THE dark clouds were gathering ominously over Huntington Stadium last night - and it wasn't just down to the unseasonal weather. As events took a worrying turn off

  • Points mounting up against weak Wasps

    Alarming defensive frailties once again cost York Wasps dear as they slumped to yet another heavy defeat, taking their points conceded record to an astounding 180 in the last four games. It is a worrying statistic for coach Garry Atkins who is fast running

  • Fired up Dragons run Wasps ragged

    York Wasps suffered their heaviest league reversal of the season and must have been left wondering what went wrong as they were blitzed by ten second half tries. Rarely can there have been two more contrasting halves as Wasps fought tooth and nail in

  • Cruel for brave Wasps

    Heart-broken York Wasps had what would have been their most impressive victory of the season snatched from their grasp in the most cruellest of fashions by Leigh Centurions. Leading by six points with less than 10 minutes to go, York looked to be on the

  • Watson stings Wasps

    New Zealander Dave Watson returned to haunt his former club with a devastating show which sent York Wasps crashing to their first defeat under Garry Atkins. Wasps caretaker boss Atkins was not a happy man after seeing his side fail to turn their early

  • Torquay U

    Ground: Plainmoor Capacity: 6,003 Last season: 20th Manager: Wes Saunders Ins: Lee Russell defender from Portsmouth, free; Gary Neil striker from Leicester City, free; Mike O'Brien midfielder from Everton, free; Chris Brandon midfielder from Bradford

  • Rochdale

    Ground: Spotland Capacity: 9,195 Last season: 19th Manager: Steve Parkin Ins: Dave Flitcroft midfielder from Chester City on a Bosman; Tony Ford defender from Mansfield,free; Steve Lenagh defender from Chesterfield, free; Wayne Evans defender from Walsall

  • Lincoln C

    Ground: Sincil Bank Capacity: 10,900 Last season: 23rd in Div 2 Manager/chairman: John Reames Ins: Dave Barnett defender from Port Vale,free; Steve Welsh defender from Ayr United, free. Outs: Kevin Austin defender to Barnsley on Bosman; Dean Walling defender

  • Wrap up these KitKat worries

    THE torrid speculation surrounding the future of Nestl Rowntree today might have led many to believe that the chocolate city is in meltdown. Nestl bosses have moved to reassure workers that the wilder rumours are not true: the York factory has a future

  • City stop Shrimps finding the net

    When a match is expected to have no shortage of snap, crackle and pop what often follows is flaccid fare. This tepid encounter proved what can happen to great expectations with a far from classic game. A professional City at least maintained their six-match

  • Blood and thunder

    What follows after the calm is usually a storm and so it proved. A second goalless stalemate in successive weeks for York City but one far removed from the stale, tepid encounter at Southend a week earlier. All the unsavoury skirmishes, both on and off

  • Tykes have to tear up record book

    Yorkshire knew they would have to tear up the record book if they were to beat Northamptonshire at Wantage Road today and make it through to the quarter-finals of the NatWest Trophy. Three times previously the sides have met in the competition and Northants

  • Sertori makes his mark

    Well, it had to come at some stage, and on Saturday it finally did. No, not the end of City's fabulous unbeaten run. Rather a goal for rejuvenated striker Mark Sertori. While the Minstermen upped their undefeated streak to an impressive eight games, the

  • City splash out for point

    Anyone searching for a definition of unremarkable would have found it at Bootham Crescent on Saturday afternoon. That the match went ahead was down to the skills of groundsman Bryan Horner after a morning drencher had forced two pitch inspections before

  • When the bough breaks

    A sponge can only soak up so much water, a defence only so much pressure. City's previously watertight rearguard finally cracked against Chester after more than 400 minutes of meanness. It took an own goal but there was no mistaking the quality of Chester's

  • Off! Off! Off!

    Rarely can a match that had threatened so little at the turn offer so much by the end. City signed off their home campaign with an incident-packed encounter containing more spills and thrills in the final 45 minutes than the previous 2000-and-odd that

  • Leyla steps into J K's limelight

    HARRY Potter creator J K Rowling showed her heart was with her young fans when she averted a potential real-life drama on a visit to York during her whirlwind national tour to promote her latest blockbuster. At one point during a photocall at the National

  • Rattling along

    WE have in the city centre young men playing penny whistles, some trying to play the trombone, fiddles, even a piano, all after money. Yet our veteran soldiers, the airborne soldiers on Saturday and now the Dunkirk Veterans, are not allowed to rattle

  • Paraders trailing Greening

    BRADFORD CITY are believed to be back on the trail of Manchester United's former York City striker Jonathan Greening. New Bradford boss Chris Hutchings has said that a deal to take Coventry City's ex-Leeds United forward Noel Whelan to Valley Parade had

  • Lions launch campaign

    Eyesight is a precious gift - yet many people could be in danger of losing it without even knowing. Now a major campaign is to be launched in York to bring home the dangers of blindness-causing diseases. Members of Lions Clubs are engaged in a worldwide

  • York campaign raises awareness

    A York initiative aimed at raising awareness of the hidden danger of blindness could be used as a model for other events around the country. The chief executive of the International Glaucoma Association, David Wright, came to the city on Monday (Feb 28

  • York taking the lead in fight against blindness

    York is leading the way in the fight against blindness, a national charity chief declared at the launch of an eye health campaign by the city's three Lions clubs. The event in St Sampson's Centre in St Sampson's Square was the start of a three-year initiative

  • New eye camera proves its worth

    A high-tech eye camera which specialists at York District Hospital want to help them battle against blindness proved its worth when it identified four people who need sight tests. The digital retinal camera was being demonstrated at the launch of a three-year

  • Lion's backing battle against blindness

    The Evening Press has joined in a Lion-hearted battle against blindness, which is taking to the streets of York this month. Members of the city's three Lions Clubs - Derwent, Minster and York - will be spending most of Saturday highlighting their international

  • Stars in their eyes

    If you want a home that is out of this world, watch this space, says MAXINE GORDON. DO you dream of sleeping under the stars, dining by moonlight or soaking in the tub as shooting stars fall to earth? Well that dream could become a reality with a helping

  • Let's fix it

    Musician Dave Nicholls wanted to make more of his terrace home, so we called in the architects.Stephen Lewis reports. HOME makeover is all the rage these days. Programmes like House Doctor and Changing Rooms have opened our eyes to how simply changing

  • Space invaders

    The dust has finally settled and our new showroom has opened in Monkgate. A lot of people have asked why we have moved and the main reason is the need for more space. Customers who knew the property which we have bought which was formerly a newsagents

  • Doctor in the house

    Charles Hutchinson consults Ann Maurice, TV's House Doctor, for some remedies to fix those DIY disasters. Britain is in the midst of a property boom, or so the South keeps telling us. Spring is here too, traditionally the time when house owners look to

  • Why I'm the retiring type

    THERE'S nothing like a pensioner to make you feel old. No sooner had I read of raunchy rocker Tina Turner's decision to slow down at the age of 60 than I was confronted with sprightly 72-year-old Levis Redmand and her equally active dance partner Brian

  • Extracting the Michael

    I thought that one of the main reasons for the ECB's decision to put 12 of the country's top players on central contracts was to make them feel a part of the new 'Team England'. So why was Michael Vaughan ignored by England this week and told to play

  • Lessons in give and take

    I HAVE long suspected that my life may not be running on a par with that of my peers - that I'm missing out, that my friends have nicer clothes, homes with all mod cons, holidays that don't involve tents and cars that don't need a built-in mechanic. For

  • White to have a brain scan

    Yorkshire and England all-rounder Craig White, who collapsed in the street in his home town of Scarborough on Tuesday, will have a brain scan next week after continuing to rest over the next few days. White's illness means he is certain to miss Yorkshire's

  • Lumb provides silver lining

    MICHAEL Lumb's powerful unbeaten 66 could not prevent Yorkshire losing to Zimbabwe by 32 runs at Headingley on Saturday, but his exciting performance still whetted the appetite for what he may serve up next season when he is eligible to play for them

  • Barnet

    Ground: Underhill Capacity: 4,057 Last season: 16th Manager: John Still Ins: Ben Strevons striker from Wingate and Finchley; Frazer Toms midfielder from Charlton on a free transfer; Danny Brown midfielder from Leyton Orient, free; Danny Naisbitt goalkeeper

  • Campaigners celebrate pools fight victory

    CAMPAIGNERS were today celebrating after a turbulent council meeting gave them their biggest victory in the fight to save York's swimming pools. Supporters of the Yearsley and Barbican pools applauded City of York Council as Labour councillors failed

  • Decision on city pools likely by next month

    A DECISION on the future of York's threatened swimming pools is expected as soon as next month. City of York Council has accelerated a city-wide consultation urging residents to tell it what they want to happen to the Barbican and Yearsley swimming pools

  • Council to look at pool petitions

    Petitions signed by more than 25,000 protesters against the closure of two York swimming pools, will be put before councillors this week. Members of the City of York Council Leisure Services Committee will this Thursday consider two petitions concerning

  • Pool consulation hopes

    The promised consultation on the future of York's swimming pools could begin in June, according to acting director of leisure services Charlie Croft. He said: "Proposals for a consultation process are being drawn up for members' consideration. "If approved

  • 96pc against swimming pool closures

    Election campaigners have claimed that 96 per cent of Bootham residents oppose closing York swimming pools. Liberal Democrats fighting in the ward's by-election have published results of a residents' survey conducted over the past few weeks. It shows

  • Bulls and Tigers unite in support

    SUPER League clubs are getting behind the Wasps in their bid for survival. Challenge Cup winners Bradford Bulls are sending their popular mascots Bullman and Bullboy to take part in a challenge event before York's clash with Hull KR tomorrow. In response

  • Di's Diary

    IT is hard to believe that any positive vibes could emerge from York Wasps during such a dismal season. But how encouraging to hear exactly that from chief executive Ann Garvey today. While results on the field are what the public sees, results off the

  • Results and Tables

    Costcutter York and District Senior League Premier Division Pickering (3pts) lost to Clifton Alliance (24pts): Pickering 98-8 (N Simmonds 24, J T S Southam 6-49), Clifton Alliance 99-6 (D Naylor 42, T Evans 4-16). Woodhouse Grange (25pts) bt Pocklington

  • Freeman stars in New Earswick win

    The clash of the two leading sides in division four of Costcutter York and District Senior League ended in an emphatic victory for leaders New Earswick, who defeated a depleted Dunnington side by nine wickets. Chris Burgess was the only Dunnington batsman

  • Easingwold thwarted in sight of their target

    Easingwold slipped from the top of the Costcutter York and District Senior League premier division in controversial circumstances. Their game with Thirsk was abandoned with five overs remaining when the umpires considered that the weather had deteriorated

  • Harrogate are ousted

    Harrogate were knocked out of the Oxbridge Yorkshire ECB County Premier League KO Cup in the first round by their arch league rivals Doncaster Town at St George's Road yesterday. Harrogate, batting first, made 190-8 in fifty overs, but Town won by eight

  • HMS York officers pedal up pounds for hospice

    A GROUP of Royal Navy officers from HMS York used pedal power to raise almost £1,750 in aid of the Hospice 2000 Appeal. The petty officers from the destroyer cycled from Plymouth to York. The officers visited Galtres School with which they have a close

  • Burythorpe score dramatic victory off the last delivery

    At the halfway stage of the season the tight nature of so many games in the Horwarth Pulleyn Heselton York Vale League has set the scene for an even keener second half to the campaign. Burythorpe showed their fighting spirit to pull of a remarkable last

  • Show prepares to defy the showers

    WHATEVER the weather, organisers of the 50th Great Yorkshire Show are determined it will be a success. Despite poor weather forecasts the annual show is preparing to entertain its visitors with agricultural competitions, fashion shows, country demonstrations

  • £230,000 aid for victims of violence

    ISOLATED women in North Yorkshire's rural communities will have new protection against domestic violence with an innovative project that has won a £230,000 boost from the Home Office. Domestic violence specialists will work with health, education and

  • Mayor's mare goes for glory

    The horse "leased" by Countdown stars Richard Whiteley and Carol Vorderman makes its racecourse debut in North Yorkshire. The Mare of Wetwang - named after the TV host's civic role in the Wolds town - will be watched by both its celebrity owners as it

  • Sad farewell to York school

    THE huge queue outside the school gates stretching back into Queen Anne's Road said it all; hundreds of former pupils had come back to school to enjoy an afternoon of unashamed reminiscing. Queen Anne School in York, which is to close this summer, was

  • Charity notches up £1.5 million

    THERE were more than a million reasons for charity fundraisers to celebrate on Saturday a million and a half, to be exact. The York Committee of Yorkshire Cancer Research has raised over £1.5 million since its formation at the end of 1973. A commemorative

  • Additional interest

    Richard Whiteley and Carol Vorderman, the question master and numbers queen on Channel 4's Countdown, have teamed up again to lease a racehorse, and tonight they will be at Ripon Races to see its debut. trained by James Bethell at Middleham, North Yorkshire

  • Mixed reaction to city transport plan

    YORK'S Local Transport Plan was due to be unveiled today, with a mixed initial reaction from opposition councillors. Details of the proposals have yet to be revealed by City of York Council, though members of the opposition Liberal Democrat group have

  • Thumbs up for York skate park

    A SKATEBOARD arena in a disused area of a York car park is set to be given the go-ahead, despite opposition from residents. People living near the proposed site, next to the Foss Islands Road branch of Sainsbury's, are concerned about noise levels coming

  • Paraders trailing Greening

    BRADFORD CITY are believed to be back on the trail of Manchester United's former York City striker Jonathan Greening. New Bradford boss Chris Hutchings has said that a deal to take Coventry City's ex-Leeds United forward Noel Whelan to Valley Parade had

  • Synod backs study into women bishops proposal

    MEMBERS of the Church of England's General Synod have voted by a big majority to back a new study into the possibility of women becoming bishops. The motion, from the Archdeacon of Tonbridge, the Ven Judith Rose, does not commit the church to ordaining

  • Fettis signs new York City deal

    GOALKEEPER Alan Fettis finally ended speculation over his York City future this afternoon by signing a new contract. The announcement, as predicted in the Evening Press last week, is a massive boost to York boss Terry Dolan and the City faithful. Fettis

  • There's no substitute for first class cricket

    ONE-DAY cricket is all the buzz these days, but can it ever dish up anything half so exciting as the Lord's Test match in which four Yorkshire players contributed to one of England's greatest performances? Exactly one week on, England are today taking

  • Veteran Duffield can keep up winning form

    GEORGE Duffield, who took the major honours at Sandown on Saturday when winning the Coral-Eclipse Stakes on Giant's Causeway, can figure on the scoreboard on the opening day of Newmarket's prestigious July meeting tomorrow. The veteran jockey, who lives

  • Emotions run high as Wasps fear the worst

    YORK Wasps left the Huntington Stadium pitch for possibly the last time yesterday amid emotional scenes of sadness, disbelief and reflection. Most of the York supporters in the 1,000-plus crowd stayed right to the end to applaud their heroes from the

  • Victory so sweet for beleaguered Wasps

    Oh, how sweet is the taste of victory. It's a taste the Wasps had just about forgotten before yesterday's trip to Mount Pleasant. But it's one they are now relishing after blowing Batley off the park with a devastating second half show. Four tries in

  • Hawks hang on to halt Wasps fightback

    York Wasps 18, Hunslet Hawks 22 Northern Ford Premiership, at Huntington Stadium (Sunday, May 21 Newcomer Michael Smith almost helped York Wasps complete a glorious revival but in the end had to settle for a debut try - and a reflection on what might

  • Goddard returns to haunt Wasps

    York versus Sheffield is fast becoming the place to be for drama and excitement after another thrilling encounter between the two sides at Don Valley Stadium yesterday. Anyone who attended the reverse fixture at Huntington Stadium in January will never

  • York Wasps 2, Keighley Cougars 26

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