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  • Seeing Cents

    LEIGH Centurions can be York's unlikely inspiration tomorrow as the Wasps aim to give the Challenge Cup giantkillers a taste of their own medicine. Unbeaten NFP leaders Leigh come to Huntington Stadium on a hot run of form, having knocked Super League

  • Cricket chiefs expect Moxon bouncer

    Yorkshire officials are bracing themselves for a grilling at the club's annual meeting tomorrow over why they allowed director of coaching, Martyn Moxon, to leave Headingley and take up a similar post with Durham. Although Yorkshire were quick to replace

  • Seeing Cents

    LEIGH Centurions can be York's unlikely inspiration tomorrow as the Wasps aim to give the Challenge Cup giantkillers a taste of their own medicine. Unbeaten NFP leaders Leigh come to Huntington Stadium on a hot run of form, having knocked Super League

  • 'Fun' ploy spree for cash

    WINNING and losing pay could be back on the agenda for York Wasps' players if a new money making scheme proves a success. The 'fun-raiser' initiative was mooted at a recent meeting of the Association of Premiership Clubs and has been taken up by the Wasps

  • Bones of an idea

    STEPHEN LEWIS finds that adventure doesn't have to end at 50 YOU don't know what fossils taste like? Just ask Barbara Webb. The part-time counsellor and freelance social researcher from Heslington is a bit of an expert, having just spent a week fossil-hunting

  • Rise in violent attacks on the buses

    BUS drivers and passengers in North Yorkshire are being subjected to increased attacks from vandals and thugs. The epidemic of violence came to light this week when a York judge sent a 29-year-old man to prison for attacking a driver on a journey from

  • Girls getting their kicks in Poppleton

    GIRLS' football is kicking off in a big way in Poppleton. Poppleton Junior Football Club have started a girls' section and at their first training session 20 new players aged from eight to the mid-teens turned up. Support has come from parents and teachers

  • A role in stone...

    STONEMASONS from across the country came to York to put their sculpting skills to the test in a day-long competition. The National Stone Federation Intercities Competition was held at York College and contestants arrived from many different colleges.

  • Jump to it you boys...

    A GYMNASTICS expert in York is aiming to somersault her new club to success - and that includes attracting more boys to her sport. Amanda Marrison set up the Canon Gymnastics Club in January after building up interest via after-school classes A big response

  • Stony silence as Stonegate feels the pinch

    TRADERS in one of York's most famous streets say they are feeling the pinch because local people simply do not come into their shops anymore. Views of Stonegate are seen around the world as they adorn many a postcard of the city, but at this time of year

  • Pensioner to plant new tree in square

    A NEW tree is to be planted in York's King's Square by a pensioner who remembers playing there as a child. Joyce Douglas, 82, who is still a keen gardener, has been invited to do the honours at next Tuesday's ceremony by City of York Council. A weeping

  • York graduate in 'terrifying' earthquake

    A YORK graduate who witnessed the Seattle earthquake today told of her terrifying experience. Sarah McConnell, 27, contacted the Evening Press by email shortly after the quake hit the city on the north-west Pacific coast of the United States, leaving

  • Head teacher tells of phone mast fears

    A SCHOOL has joined hundreds of residents from the Beckfield Lane area of York who are protesting to stop the erection of a mobile phone mast. Northfield School, in Beckfield Lane, is only metres from the proposed site of a BT Cellnet mobile phone mast

  • Young readers booked!

    A WIZARD bout of Pottermania hit York as World Book Day sent youngsters scurrying for their spellbooks. The boy wizard, star of JK Rowling's series of best-selling novels, was a popular choice for pupils at Canon Lee School, who like others around the

  • Star chance for young set

    YORK City this week revealed the next crop of youngsters they hope to groom for footballing stardom. From the club's under-16 side, Chris Hogg, Graeme Law, Sean Davies, Michael McKenzie, Matthew Coad and Levent Yalcin have all been offered three-year

  • Dining with Hannibal

    DAN RUTSTEIN, a hearty soul, fills up handsomely at a York cinema before going to see the cannibalistic film Hannibal NO offence to the others, but there is only one cinema in York worth visiting for the complete night out. This opinion had been formed

  • Dive talking

    ADAM NICHOLS travels to Egypt to get his passport to another world IT MIGHT sound odd, but diving is surprisingly close to flying. Drifting weightlessly metres above solid ground, staring into the blue nothing as the sea bed drops into one of the Red

  • Think of the birds

    AS Spring is only around the corner, a thought for our lovely song birds and particularly the blackbird. They have a habit of swooping low across roads to discourage the whereabouts of their nest sites. A little less speed in our suburbs will lesson their

  • Time to pay farmers a fair price

    SINCE the outbreak of foot and mouth disease there has been much comment in the media over the industrialisation of farming and the possible need that in future we may all have to pay more for our food in order to produce a 'greener' product. It is undoubtedly

  • At last a dry pub

    ON October 30, a few rather wet customers enjoyed a range of beers in the Lowther, just weeks after a £130,000 refurbishment. It was a pleasant evening despite the rain outside, a little quieter than usual, but still a good mix of students and locals,

  • Thank you for saving my wife

    A VICAR today paid tribute to rail disaster rescue workers who saved his wife's life. The Rev Bob Batson, of St James's, Fairburn, near Selby, received a mobile phone call from the train at 6.20am on Wednesday from his distraught daughter, Sarah. She

  • Sex case doctor still on medical register

    DISGRACED former York psychiatrist William Kerr is still on the medical register - more than two months after going on the sex offenders' register, the Evening Press can reveal today. Dr Kerr, 75, of Alne, near Easingwold, has been neither suspended nor

  • Vandals wreck nursery

    A YORK nursery school is finding itself increasingly the target of vandals. Acorn Nursery, which is in the grounds of Queen Anne School, has been plagued by vandals since Queen Anne's closed as a school last summer. In the latest incident, 30 panes of

  • Bags of praise for cool cabbie

    MEET Mister Moneybags, the taxi driver. In one week he has returned two handbags, left on the back seat of his Station taxi, by careless women. One contained £90 plus credit cards the other £60 and more plastic cash. Unflappabble driver Dennis Dixon was

  • 'Fun' ploy spree for cash

    WINNING and losing pay could be back on the agenda for York Wasps' players if a new money making scheme proves a success. The 'fun-raiser' initiative was mooted at a recent meeting of the Association of Premiership Clubs and has been taken up by the Wasps

  • Fairclough settles up with City

    THE dispute between former skipper Chris Fairclough and York City has been settled, the Evening Press can reveal. As reported earlier this month, the 36-year-old was unhappy at the club's decision to terminate his contract and had put the matter in the

  • Boom time for all-conquering York club

    YORK Volleyball Club have good reason to celebrate a memorable Millennium season both on and off the court. The club, in existence for around 25 years, saw their men's and women's premier teams win their respective Yorkshire Premier Leagues. It was the

  • Blooming great idea!

    A SPECIAL Ladies' Day is to be held at York Racecourse for our Hospice 2000 Appeal. The event, on Saturday, March 17 is being organised by the Pocklington and Market Weighton Ladies Circle. It is to be held in the splendid setting of the Ebor Suite at

  • Fare deal for OAPs

    I AM totally amazed at the view N Ashcroft puts forward on the forthcoming national travel scheme for pensioners (February 24). It is long overdue, and should be applauded and not derided as N Ashcroft thinks it should. It will replace the ad hoc schemes

  • Bridge 'horror'

    I SEE that the replacement of two bridges over the A64 has received a commendation in the Institution of Civil Engineers 2000 Awards (February 25). These new bridges are no doubt a cheap, quick and clever solution to the problem. They are an aesthetic

  • On a city trek

    With the countryside out-of-bounds while foot and mouth rages, MARTIN LACY offers a walk in the heart of the city YORK is one of the most photographed cities in the world, yet there are still nooks and crannies rarely visited by visitors and natives.

  • Cash crisis deepens

    AN OMINOUS air of doom has been descending on the NFP this week with yet more worrying stories of financial struggle. Doncaster have been forced to follow York's lead and seek a Company Voluntary Arrangement to escape their crippling debts. They have

  • Prayers for the crash victim

    PRAYERS and a minute's silence tomorrow will mark the death of a York father in the Selby rail crash. Christopher Hugh Terry, 30, of Plantation Drive, was named by police. Mr Terry, a computer software trainer, was a churchwarden at Holy Trinity Church

  • Fairclough settles up with City

    THE dispute between former skipper Chris Fairclough and York City has been settled, the Evening Press can reveal. As reported earlier this month, the 36-year-old was unhappy at the club's decision to terminate his contract and had put the matter in the