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  • Helping scouts

    THERE is no doubt that scouting is thriving when you see the numbers involved, and of all ages, in the St George's Parade (April 22). As scouting is again reshaping its organisation to remain attractive to the younger generation, readers may be interested

  • Chasing the facts

    IN Turpin Rides Again Mike McCulloch castigated a Brighton magazine for making mistakes about the Battle Of Stamford Bridge (April 20). In fact, the Norwegians landed at Ricall on September 20, 1066. The garrison at York, loyal to Harold, eventually sallied

  • Great finds on first visit

    I SAW with great interest your Golden Jubilee report (April 22) of the royal visit to York on July 28, 1949 and vainly scanned the crowd photograph in hope of finding my own youthful face. That day marked my first visit to York. I was here with my mother

  • Two's company

    PLANS are afoot for the newly-formed York Ironsides rugby league team to join next season's National League set-up. It could see the city go from having none to potentially two clubs near the top of the Rugby Football League summer pyramid. The first

  • A farce, then a Greek tragedy

    IT started out as a joke. But when Andy Jenkins was taken into custody at Kalamata airbase, it soon stopped being funny. He thought it would be over in a flash. Surely he would be home soon. He had not reckoned on the legal proceedings that were to unfold

  • Nestl fold their WYL side

    JIM Collis and his assistant Jon Reynolds were today contemplating their futures following Nestl Rowntree's decision to fold the West Yorkshire League side. The club will continue to run their two sides in the Leeper Hare York and District League but

  • Rapid progress

    A YORK teenager whose sports ambitions have been boosted by a pensioner's gifts of money has won selection into the British squad for this season. Canoeist Sam Ellis produced an impressive performance at the British trials at the National Water Sports

  • £580,000 payout for medical negligence

    A WOMAN has been awarded more than half-a-million pounds after being left partially paralysed and incontinent through medical negligence by her doctor and York District Hospital. The 49-year-old York woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, now has to be

  • Panthers sharpen their claws

    Poppleton Tennis Club Panthers junior team drew 5-5 at home to Gryffindors of Ripon in their Yorkshire Mini-Tennis League match. Poppleton Under-11 girls lost 5-1 at Batley in the National Junior Club League. With half of their matches played, Panthers

  • York judge frees sex offender

    A JUDGE has freed a sex offender who was jailed for not telling police his address in York. Prosecutor Alan Mitcheson told York Crown Court that the city's magistrates locked up Thomas Patrick Neary, 55, for three months on April 17. Earlier this year

  • Youngsters enjoy variety

    A talented group of girls from York can be seen here rehearsing for their first live performance on stage. The youngsters, from New Earswick, were preparing for a fundraising Jubilee Variety Show at the local Folk Hall. All the money raised from the show

  • Schools launch Lottery cash bid

    NORTH Yorkshire schools are hoping to receive a slice of a £3.4 million Lottery bid put forward by the county council. A list of 31 schemes designed to improve sports and recreation facilities at the county's schools has been drawn up. Details of the

  • Visitor guide pulls in the punters

    A VISITOR guide published by the York-based Yorkshire Tourist Board was a huge success, according to independent research. The publishers of the Yorkshire Visitor Guide 2001 claim it successfully attracted large numbers of tourists to the area. Research

  • Drive to improve care for patients

    PATIENT care in York and Selby is to be improved, with a range of new measures that are being introduced within local health services. Selby and York Primary Care Trust (PCT) and York Health Services NHS Trust have been working together to develop a joint

  • Arriva to increase bus fares by 10p

    PEOPLE who use Arriva buses during peak times will see their fares rise next month. Arriva Yorkshire has announced that certain fares during peak times on its North Yorkshire and East Riding services will increase by an average of 10p from Monday, May

  • A week for all at Yorkshire to forget

    THAT was the week that was...It's over let it go... So went the song. Things can only get better on and off the field for Yorkshire after an opening week to the season that the County Champions would prefer to forget. On Monday, an innings victory was

  • Figures of fun

    FOUR large figures confronted me as I drove into the park. Their white faces, contrasting with the burnished bronze of their bodies, gave them a hint of menace. They struck a threatening posture, as if they were about to break cover from the trees and

  • Warsaw in a day

    IF it's 10am, then this must be Warsaw. It isn't every day you get the chance to visit one of Europe's ancient capitals, and my curiosity was naturally fired by the prospect - made even more enticing was the thought of doing it all in one day. Poland's

  • Sign for the times

    YORK Wasps' working party have been boosted by the number of players who have already signed up to see out the season with the club. As part of the business plan that has now been sent to the Rugby Football League detailing the Wasps' bid to be readmitted

  • Great finds on first visit

    I SAW with great interest your Golden Jubilee report (April 22) of the royal visit to York on July 28, 1949 and vainly scanned the crowd photograph in hope of finding my own youthful face. That day marked my first visit to York. I was here with my mother

  • Going flat

    I HAVE worked it out that if the council continues building so-called "speed humps" at the current rate, in nine years' time there will be so many that they will in fact all join up and the roads will be flat again. Hoorah! R J McBroom, Strensall Park

  • Beyond duty

    I would like to publicly thank Joel Millard, RSPCA Animal Collection Officer. ('Oliver turns up after 8 months', April 18). Oliver is a very much-loved pet, and we are all delighted to get him back. What was not said in the story was Mr Millard went back

  • Bad timing

    FULL marks to your correspondent 'Our Man on the Omnibus' for his choice of routes (April 22). At North Duffield he reported boarding a rickety, prehistoric, antediluvian relic from the past in the form of an ex-Preston Corporation double decker owned

  • Andy back from Greek ordeal

    YORK air enthusiast Andy Jenkins touched down on British soil today as a convicted spy. As the group of British plane spotters arrived back at Luton Airport after their flight from Athens, there was joy for those members who have been freed with suspended

  • Bull's eye on target

    ON the mend midfield marvel Lee Bullock is already relishing the start of next season with an ambitious double-figure target in his sights and a pledge to go at least one better. The youngster has enjoyed his best campaign yet in City colours, scoring

  • Bayley: Jail sentence is wrong

    YORK MP Hugh Bayley plans to make representations to the Foreign Office over the case of plane spotter Andy Jenkins. Andy, 32, of Acomb, York, was one of six British plane spotters who received a three-year prison sentence after being found guilty of

  • Glen enjoys home banker at Tang Hall

    THE latest fight-night staged by York-based All Saints Amateur Boxing Club, held at Tang Hall WMC, saw 200 fans watch several York boxers shine. Top of the bill was 24-year-old welterweight Glen Banks, from Huntington, who took a unanimous decision against

  • Soccer coach guilty of butting

    A NORTH Yorkshire football coach has been found guilty of butting an official from an opposing team in the dying minutes of a top-of-the-table match. Selby Town FC manager Robert Lyon attacked Pickering Town's fixtures secretary, Alan Brenkley, on the

  • White Rose blooming

    SHERBURN White Rose Junior Football Club are one of the best in the business - and that, as they say, is official. The club, which boasts eight junior teams and provides football to boys and girls from the ages of six to 17 at its Sherburn-in-Elmet base

  • Call for action on rowdy York youths

    COUNCILLORS will be asked to urge the Government to step in to tackle gangs of youths running riot in York. Coun Mick Bradley (Lib Dem) has put forward a motion to Tuesday's full council meeting asking members to back his plans for dealing with the growing

  • Double six for Heworth team

    HEWORTH 'A' team achieved their sixth league and cup double in eight years when they beat Fulford 'A' 4-0 in the York Conservative Clubs' Kutters and Shannons Team Snooker final at Acomb club. Heworth captain Clive Whyte beat Wayne Pulleston 67-13, Richie

  • Jordan on form to take title

    JORDAN Worabec won York and District Snooker Association's 25th monthly Heworth Minibuses-sponsored knockout handicap competition. He beat Kevin Hopper in the final at the Cueball Club. Worabec received a 28-point handicap start against Hopper and started

  • Tough challenge

    NINE of the area's leading professionals head a 50-plus contingent descending on The York Golf Club's testing course on Monday. The Strensall-based club hosts the north region qualifying round of the £75,000 Glenmuir Club Professional Championship. Up

  • Hunt for ghosts

    A TEAM of intrepid ghost-hunters is planning an all-night vigil in a North Yorkshire tourist attraction, in a bid to track down the spirits which haunt it. The Ghost Research Foundation International (GRFI) will take up residence in Mother Shipton's Cave

  • In memory of Jamie

    TEENAGERS from a York school are to tackle an Army assault course to raise funds in memory of classmate Jamie Bucknell. The 30 pupils are all members of Huntington School's Year Ten English group Teacher Jane Allen said they are "a very close group",

  • Ears how to win tickets

    CHILDREN'S favourite Peter Rabbit will be hopping on to the stage at York Theatre Royal at the end of this month. And young Beatrix Potter fans can win tickets, plus an array of goodies, in a colouring competition. Peter Rabbit And His Friends runs from

  • Bull's eye on target

    ON the mend midfield marvel Lee Bullock is already relishing the start of next season with an ambitious double-figure target in his sights and a pledge to go at least one better. The youngster has enjoyed his best campaign yet in City colours, scoring

  • Lehmann lashes poor Tykes

    YORKSHIRE managed to avoid a record innings defeat at Headingley yesterday but still received a tongue lashing from new captain Darren Lehmann after capitulating to Surrey by an innings and 168 runs. "There is a lot of work for us to do because this was

  • Haunted love

    LOVE was in the air. Soft lights glowed from York Minster's Great East Window on to the 50 or so ghost hunters who had just been shown around the spookier sights of York by Mark Graham the other night. He was extolling the virtues of the romantic effects