• Wistow take early spoils

    Two of the new teams in division ten of the IT Sports York and District Mixed Tennis League have started with two wins out of two, Wistow III heading the table on games difference from Stillington. Wistow beat Wilberfoss 78-30 with the spoils equally

  • Drunken man in crane drama

    A drunken man stunned postal workers when he climbed 110ft up a building site crane and refused to come down. Police were alerted to the unfolding drama at about 11.30pm last night by staff at the Royal Mail sorting office, in Leeman Road. Thay had seen

  • L-driver jailed after car park havoc

    A learner driver whose motoring brought havoc to a York retail park has been jailed for two months for his behaviour. Lee Moore, 24, was speeding around a car park at Clifton Moor when he smashed into another vehicle and police were alerted. But he then

  • Michelangelo work for auction

    A Michelangelo drawing recently found at Castle Howard may be heading abroad. The National Galleries of Scotland was offered the Mourning Woman but has been unable to raise enough cash. Now the drawing will be sold at auction on July 11. The three-quarters

  • Owner fined after dogs kill sheep

    A dog owner faces a £1,240 court bill because her two pets savaged and killed sheep near York. Diane Summerbell, 43, left her boxer dogs in her fenced back garden in Burnholme, York magistrates heard. They got out and started attacking a flock of sheep

  • York gears up for race meeting

    The hats were out and the bets were being laid today as York's racing season got under way. Racecourse bosses were hoping concerns over foot and mouth disease would not prevent the usual crowds coming to York to enjoy the year's first three days of racing

  • Academy go down fighting

    The loss of several key players through injury took its toll on York Wasps Academy as they were beaten 44-6 by an older and more experienced Featherstone Rovers side at Huntington Stadium. As well as missing two forwards who were ruled out before the

  • The Queen Anne story according to St Peter's

    I WRITE on behalf of the governors of St. Peter's School, York to correct a number of misleading and inaccurate statements reported in your newspaper last week regarding our acquisition of the Queen Anne school site and the subsequent sale of the school's

  • Sound, stable sense

    WHEN I was 14 and went to serve my time as an apprentice jockey an old stableman said to me: "Son, you'll go through life and there's three things you will never see: A bookie wearing bicycle clips. A fat jockey. A dead donkey. Fifty five years on I have

  • Why our voice is your voice

    "A megaphone for the little man - it gives ordinary people a voice in local affairs." These are the welcome words about the Evening Press from John Shannon, chairman of York Civic Trust in tonight's special supplement to mark Local Newspaper Week. Tonight

  • £1 million? Peanuts!

    THE report about unpaid rent of more than £1 million owed to City of York Council (Evening Press, May 5) at least highlights the reason for such an amount being allowed to accumulate. To quote the council's housing manager: "When you look at the rent

  • Reach for the sky

    HISTORY was created last Sunday at the BAFTAs. Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11 fame presented our own Patrick Moore with an award for his tireless work presenting The Sky At Night. It was particularly poignant for me because that programme instilled in me a

  • Dilshaan can destroy Dunlop Dante double

    DILSHAAN can prove himself a genuine Classic contender by winning the £145,000 Convergent Communications Dante Stakes - the richest Derby trial in Europe - on Knavesmire tomorrow. The mount of Kieren Fallon, Dilshaan is trained by Sir Michael Stoute,

  • Real life key to Norwich Union poster campaign

    A POSTER campaign started today as the next phase of a £7 million national advertising campaign by Norwich Union to promote its new range of stakeholder pension plans - and staff at the York-based headquarters are getting ready for a surge in demand.

  • DAT's the way to do it

    A FAST-growing international IT company today formally launched a permanent northern outpost in York - and immediately began recruiting for an extra 22 staff over the next two months The Sussex-based DAT Group, which a year ago set up a temporary mobile

  • Break away

    Hidden deep in the North York Moors is a well-kept secret - The Orange Tree, the perfect remedy for the stresses and strains of modern life. JAMES KILNER reports AS you head north from Pickering or Kirkbymoorside, the landscape changes. The gentle undulations

  • And I thought I could drive...

    Ryedale campaigners want to improve driver safety on rural roads. Reporter Richard Edwards, who is sick of being told his driving is terrible, takes an advanced lesson to find out if he really is so scary behind the wheel Ryedale's road safety campaigners

  • York sides off to winning start

    Two of the Hunters Estate Agent York and District Senior League's representative sides have had a successful start to the season. The League's Under-21 team beat the Wetherby League in the White Rose Trophy and the Under-17 team had a thrilling victory

  • Recorders prompt bomb alert

    A bomb scare was sparked in York when a workman found two suspicious items at the council tip in Foss Islands Road. Army officers from the Royal Logistic Corps were called in by police and a stretch of the road was cordoned off for two hours last night

  • Hospital in fundraising video

    The life and times of one of North Yorkshire's best-loved hospitals has been documented in a new short film. The faces and stories from St Monica's Hospital in Easingwold form the subject of a video which the hospital will use for fundraising, and which

  • Brothers lead Poppleton home

    In the battle of the expected leaders of the York Tyke Petroleum Men's Tennis League division one, John and Alex Moore led Poppleton to victory with an unbeaten 24 against Dunnington. Phil Spencer and Andy Peeke Vout had scored 24 the previous week in

  • Flood defence plan for towns

    Proposals for the long-awaited flood defences for Malton and Norton will be put before residents of the two towns next week. Experts from the Environment Agency will also be on hand at the exhibitions to answer queries and comments. But a start date for

  • No show, no vote from me

    Coronation Street's critics can say what they like, but the soap's story lines are always up to date with what's happening in the real world: the national census, which is causing problems for Norris Cole (should enumerators question their neighbours?

  • Woman's miracle escape from blast

    A woman walked away from the wreckage of her home today after a suspected gas explosion ripped through the property and razed it to the ground. A passing postman is believed to have helped the woman escape from the rear of her property after the blast

  • Byas top of all-time chart

    Captain David Byas overtook Geoff Boycott as Yorkshire's heaviest scorer in county league cricket during his powerful knock of 48 which helped Phoenix to a five-wicket win over Somerset Sabres in their opening Norwich Union National League match of the

  • York sides off to winning starts

    Two of the Hunters Estate Agent York and District Senior League's representative sides have had a successful start to the season. The League's Under-21 team beat the Wetherby League in the White Rose Trophy and the Under-17 team had a thrilling victory

  • Keep wrinkles and lines at bay with new anti-ageing cream

    SINCE you have woken up this morning, has your skin been in contact with traffic fumes, cigarette smoke, strong sunlight, central heating or air conditioning? If you have answered yes to three of the above, chances are your skin will be prone to premature

  • Three's company

    All good things come in threes for the Knowles family, discovers MAXINE GORDON SIX eyes stare up at you when you cross the threshold of Melissa and Stephen Knowles's home. Their triplets are one year old on Thursday and are happily scurrying around the

  • Britannia rule boards again

    Britannia have retained the York Unique Darts League title. Shepherds took an early 2-0 advantage in their encounter with the champions, with excellent wins from Mick Wilsden (16) and Paul Botterill, who registered a maximum 180 score. Britannia fought

  • Cranes flying high

    Sandra Bruce included 140, 121 in an outstanding 19 darts for Castle Howard Ox in York John Smith's Ladies League division one. Cranes flew into a 3-0 lead before Ox replied with Karen Alton then Bruce. Cranes went further ahead via Jane Wright then secured

  • Starring role for Fulford pair

    Poppleton, Fulford and Dunnington all got off to winning starts in the new Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League division one campaign. Fulford edged out Tadcaster 61-47 in a close match in which no couple won all three rubbers. Fulford's number one

  • British Jews join Coppergate II debate

    The nation's leading Jews have added their support to protests against the Coppergate II scheme, angry at the effect on an important heritage site. The Jewish Board of Deputies has today lodged a formal objection to the plans for a building development

  • Moor the merrier

    Kirkbymoorside Tennis Club is offering a five-day intensive coaching course in the May half-term holidays for beginners, improvers and intermediate junior players. The course will run from Tuesday, May 29, to Saturday, June 2. The beginners' session (

  • Champagne welcome for Bullet

    As fast as a speeding Bullet, but a lot longer and heavier, a revolutionary locomotive is heading to York. The longest stage of its journey is complete, and it is still yet to touch the rails. The world famous Japanese Bullet, capable of speeds of almost

  • All-comers cue up to play Steve, 11

    The 11-year-old lad who challenged all-comers at snooker took on twenty challengers - and managed to beat 13 of them. They came from far and wide following the story that little Steve Gregson, from Stockton-on-the-Forest, was willing to play anyone who

  • Boxers ready for big night

    Amateur boxing in York is to undergo a massive upswing as it prepares for a season's finale later this month. The current campaign closes with the self-billed 'big night of amateur boxing' at Huntington Working-Mens' Club on Wednesday, May 23. The event

  • Downhill racer Adam

    Teenage ski sensation Adam Lee, from York, has firmly established himself as one of Britain's best on the slopes after winning a top competition, writes Dianne Hillaby. The Clifton youngster triumphed in the opening Grand Prix of the plastic slope season

  • Great Scott...debut for opener

    One Lancastrian is all set to replace another as a Yorkshire opener in the Cricinfo Championship match against Essex which starts at Chelmsford tomorrow. With Manchester-born Michael Vaughan missing on Test duty, Yorkshire are to give a Championship debut

  • Payout to CJD victim's parents

    The parents of North Yorkshire's only known human victim of mad cow disease have finally received £25,000 in compensation - as scientists warned many more could die. Research has revealed that an epidemic of variant CJD could evolve over decades, with

  • Missing boy, aged 7, found safe

    A youngster missing from home since Sunday has been found safe and well nearby his home, police said this afternoon. Stephen Sharman, aged seven, of Crombie Avenue, was discovered in the Kingsway North area at 1.40pm today. Stephen was taken for a check-up

  • Inflation on the buses

    ABOUT 18 months ago the local bus company introduced Day Rover tickets costing £1.70 which enabled one to board a bus and go anywhere in York during most of the day. An excellent idea. Then about six month ago the price went up to £1.80 and today it is