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  • Unjust deserts

    DEFIANT Terry Dolan believes York City are still on the rise despite the Minstermen suffering their second successive defeat. City may have lost a pulsating encounter with Luton Town 2-1 but Dolan's mood was in stark contrast to just a week earlier when

  • Sex and the married girl...

    IT'S not a diet, it's not exercise - the key to health and well-being in later life is sex and lots of it. A study has concluded that regular lovemaking can keep you young, and that among middle-aged and older people, women are keenest to keep up the

  • Child deaths shame the city

    YORK is booming. House prices have soared. People queue for hours to snap up luxury riverside apartments. In the city centre, builders construct yet another new hotel, which will service a tourist trade buoyant enough to overcome last year's floods, foot

  • Street murder

    THE killers of a York man who was chased through city centre streets before being repeatedly kicked as he lay on the ground were today being hunted by police. The victim was named this afternoon as Michael Anthony Brolly, of Margaret Street. He was found

  • Unjust deserts

    DEFIANT Terry Dolan believes York City are still on the rise despite the Minstermen suffering their second successive defeat. City may have lost a pulsating encounter with Luton Town 2-1 but Dolan's mood was in stark contrast to just a week earlier when

  • Infant mortality shock for York

    POCKETS of poverty in York have left the city with an infant mortality rate higher than that of Leeds and more than double that in neighbouring Ryedale and Selby, according to city MP Hugh Bayley. The figures, for deaths up to the age of 12 months, have

  • Call out to Wasps fans

    YORK Wasps fans are being asked to turn out in force at Huntington Stadium tomorrow night to hear first hand news of the Wasps' new coach, players and sponsors. As reported in the Evening Press, the Wasps are holding a press conference during the day

  • Drama in abundance as Town triumph in thriller

    DRAMA followed crisis in Harrogate Town's FA Cup first qualifying round tie at Salford City before the North Yorkshire side emerged victorious 3-2. During the match, which was delayed for 40 minutes, two ambulances were called to take players to hospital

  • Floods warning

    HOUSEHOLDERS in North Yorkshire were today being warned about the dangers of a repeat of last year's catastrophic flooding. The Environment Agency is launching a publicity campaign to remind people their homes and businesses are still at risk. The move

  • Triumphant York enjoy ripping Yarn

    YORK progressed to the second round of the NPI Cup by beating Yorkshire One rivals Yarnbury 26-22 at Clifton Park. The margin was rather more comfortable than the score suggests as Yarnbury added seven points in injury time but York never quite managed

  • Weekend crashes

    UP to five people were injured in a crash involving three cars on the A19 near York. The crash, which happened outside Wrights Garage at Crockey Hill at about 1pm on Saturday, involved a Renault Megane, a Peugeot 309 and a Volkswagen Passat. Two of the

  • Village rat run anger

    RESIDENTS of a York village are furious that their streets have been turned into a "rat run" by roadworks which are due to last 60 weeks. People living in Bilbrough say their village has been gridlocked nearly every morning since work began to remove

  • Postage row over publicity mailing

    HUNDREDS of York's Grand Opera House customers are to receive a letter of apology and a refund after they were sent publicity material without enough postage paid on it - because of a faulty set of scales. Angry resident Anne Collison, of Cyprus Grove

  • Alert over 'tempting' cash prizes

    YORK trading standards officers are being inundated with complaints from consumers who have received "mail shots" from abroad promising large sums of money - and asking for their bank account details. Elizabeth Levett, the City of York Council's trading

  • Burglary victim's trauma after raid on home

    A BRAVE Huntington woman told today how she got her life back to normal after the trauma of finding burglars in her own home. The woman - who has asked to remain anonymous - was left both fearful and furious after being targeted last February. She got

  • A common-sense view

    YOUR editorial (Evening Press, September 13) was a good, accurate, non-political, common-sense comment. For sure many readers will agree. Revenge, like a good salad, is best served cold. Ken Holmes, South Duffield Road, Cliffe Common, Selby. Updated:

  • It's payback time

    IF it had not been for the United States Hitler would have eventually invaded Britain in the 1940s and I, as a 20-year-old British male citizen, would have died more than 50 years ago in a Nazi slave-labour camp. It is now payback time. Terence L Squires

  • God bless you all

    OUR thoughts and prayers are with the USA at this very sad time. We have many friends in the States who are very frightened and grieving. They find great comfort in knowing that the UK and the rest of the world are thinking about them. I have a message

  • Make planes safe

    IT IS very easy to say many things with hindsight after the ruthlessly orchestrated and despicably evil attack on innocent people last week in New York and Washington. But airport security must be tightened and completely reviewed following this atrocity

  • Entering a dark age

    NOT even a bird stirred at 11 o'clock on Friday, September 14, as a wave of silent remembrance swept over nation upon nation. If these terrorists wanted attention, they got it this day; but a page in history was turned and it seemed to me as if there

  • Culprits of terror deserve public execution

    THE explanations Christian Vassie gives for the most heinous terrorist act in the history of the world are pitiful (September 13). Would he have felt the same way if it had been carried out on this country, maybe Wheldrake? The USA is high on the list

  • Tears Of A Clown, Harrogate Theatre, until October 6

    ON The Stray, the Netherlands National Circus was in town. At Harrogate Theatre, there was a rival attraction: the Denmark State Circus, but this was no ordinary circus show. Any similarity with the characters and plot of Hamlet was entirely intentional

  • Easterby raider's long trip

    Runners from Mick Easterby's yard at Yarmouth are something of a rarity which makes Esyoueffcee worthy of interest at the course tomorrow. The three-year-old makes the long journey south from Easterby's Sheriff Hutton yard to contest the John Musker Fillies

  • Ref's spot of bother

    CONFUSION surrounded referee Graham Salisbury's controversial decision to allow Luton Town to retake a second-half penalty on Saturday. There was little argument over the awarding of the initial penalty on 51 minutes after Graham Potter clearly pushed

  • Call out to Wasps fans

    YORK Wasps fans are being asked to turn out in force at Huntington Stadium tomorrow night to hear first hand news of the Wasps' new coach, players and sponsors. As reported in the Evening Press, the Wasps are holding a press conference during the day

  • Why we all hate being given the ring-around

    WE'VE all experienced it. You've got what should be a simple query about your gas or electricity bill, or a complaint about a bank or credit card statement. You dial the technical support line of the company concerned, hoping they will be able to sort

  • Not more floods

    BARELY two weeks since the end of summer, and we are already being asked to prepare for the floods. They are becoming a regular, unwelcome, fixture on the climate calendar, warns the Environment Agency. It is urging the many people living in at-risk areas

  • Ref's spot of bother

    CONFUSION surrounded referee Graham Salisbury's controversial decision to allow Luton Town to retake a second-half penalty on Saturday. There was little argument over the awarding of the initial penalty on 51 minutes after Graham Potter clearly pushed

  • Wilford makes big impression

    MALTON-BASED Aaron Wilford was one of Scarborough's goal heroes as they drew 2-2 at Yeovil Town on Saturday. Boro boss Neil Thompson was forced to play on-loan centre back Wilford as an emergency striker and he did not look out of place, winning a lot

  • Cup fighters Malton surprise Hull

    MALTON and Norton's cup spirit was in evidence again as they sent a Hull side who have recruited widely and expensively during the summer crashing out of the Junior Cup. The Tetley Bitter Vase winners of last season won a nail-biting encounter 20-18 at

  • Hawks sent crashing as Acorn remain top

    York Acorn kept their 100 per cent record and position at the top of the National Conference League second division intact following a workmanlike 26-0 win at bottom-club Sheffield Hillsborough Hawks. The scoreline might suggest Acorn had it all their

  • Looking for comets? You know where to come...

    VETERAN TV astronomer Sir Patrick Moore has officially unveiled a groundbreaking new facility for North Yorkshire stargazers and the public. The presenter of The Sky At Night joined members of the Scarborough and District Astronomical Society to open

  • Gott saves Heworth's 100 per cent record

    THE good times continued to roll for Heworth as they maintained their winning start to the National Conference League division two programme with a thrilling 20-18 home win over Castleford Panthers. However, they needed a last-ditch Kevin Gott tackle

  • Fear of crime greatest in Yorkshire, new survey reveals

    MORE people living in Yorkshire fear crime compared with those in the rest of the country, a survey revealed today. The poll, commissioned by Crimestoppers Trust for Crimestoppers Week, which started today, shows 82 per cent of people in the Yorkshire

  • Remembering the 'Few'

    WAR veterans paraded proudly past York Minster as the city marked the 61st anniversary of the crucial air victory which saved Britain from invasion. The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Irene Waudby, and the station commander of RAF Linton-on-Ouse, Group

  • Traders say roadworks will hit business

    YORK traders have spoken of the disruption to business caused by traffic jams on the A64. Work to remove traffic lights on the dual carriageway at Copmanthorpe began last Monday. And as motorists faced tailbacks of up to seven miles, retailers warned

  • Cat lovers quit charity over axed colleague

    ANIMAL lovers angry at the way a colleague was axed from a cat charity have walked out. Volunteers at the York branch of Cats Protection say they will not work for it again - in protest after Barbara Sharp was made redundant. She worked tirelessly to

  • World's riders check out York's safe cycling routes

    CYCLISTS from across the world got on their bikes to find out more about safe routes to schools in York. Sustrans, the charity behind the Safe Routes to Schools scheme, invited guests from countries as far afield as France, Uganda, Slovakia and the Philippines

  • A busy timetable for fact-finding minister

    FARMERS, councillors and business people today called on government minister Alun Michael to give North Yorkshire more cash to cope with the effects of foot and mouth disease. Mr Michael, who is Rural Affairs Minister, had a busy timetable of private

  • Spanning the Ouse

    NO excuse is needed for a stroll through the history of York's magnificent bridges - but if you insist, there is a perfectly good one to hand. This Sunday, the Lord Mayor of York Irene Waudby will be leading a 'meander' - a leisurely walk through York

  • York City 1, Luton Town 2

    THOSE fortunate enough to be at Bootham Crescent on Saturday are probably only now catching their breath. Great goals, controversy galore, penalty saves, frayed tempers, chances in abundance, passion and endeavour; this game had it all save for the appearance

  • Needle work

    A pioneering new clinical study in York into the effectiveness of acupuncture could bring relief to women who suffer from heavy periods. STEPHEN LEWIS and JO HAYWOOD report. JANET FEARN has always been an active woman who loves to get out and about. In

  • Phoenix only just escape the drop

    COUNTY Champions Yorkshire were kept on tenterhooks until the very last moment yesterday before learning that they had held on to their place in Division One of the Norwich Union League. Having completed their own programme, their future depended on results