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  • Wicket blast after White's tornado

    Yorkshire roared back with a three-wicket blast after Leeds-born Iain Sutcliffe and Darren Maddy had put on 76 for Leicestershire's second wicket at the Scarborough Cricket Festival today, writes David Warner. Sutcliffe was 12 and Maddy nine when Leicestershire

  • Rush to wage war is folly

    NEWS that 100 UK and US planes have attacked a major Iraqi defence facility overnight will heighten fears that the coalition is ready for war. This is a critical moment. Military action against Iraq will have profound consequences for us all. Arab foreign

  • Minster fee is wrong

    I sympathise with Mrs Shepherd and her comments on the "suggested" admission fees recently imposed by York Minster. I have been a York resident for many years and regard the cathedral as an intimate part of the city's life and fabric. I have often entered

  • Help these vandals

    AFTER the numerous complaints about the youth of today in your newspaper, I feel it is only fair someone should speak out on their behalf, because no one else seems to address the problems they face. The solutions to these problems do not come in the

  • Retired consultant quizzed over sex allegations

    RETIRED York psychiatrist Michael Haslam has been released on police bail after being arrested and quizzed over allegations of sexual assault. The former Clifton Hospital consultant, from Crayke, near Easingwold, was taken to York police station yesterday

  • NIGHT VISION

    SHARP-EYED sure-shot Peter Duffield will be looking to join an exclusive members' club against Bury tonight. Should Duffield, who is currently leading the Division Three scoring charts, bag a goal against the Shakers he will be the first City player in

  • Ahoy shipmates, HMS York sailors visit school

    SAILORS from HMS York visited a York special school to meet the children and present a cheque for £500. Galtres School, which caters for older children with severe or multiple learning difficulties, is the sponsored charity of the Type 42 destroyer. The

  • Readers donate £5,000 to Africa appeal

    GENEROUS Evening Press readers have raised more than £5,000 to help millions of starving children in southern Africa. An estimated six million youngsters are at risk from the current food crisis in the region which is already bearing the full brunt of

  • The writing's on the wall

    THE beauty of the written word is being admired by visitors to Haxby library, where an exhibition of calligraphy has been mounted. Members of York Scribes, a group of calligraphers, each contributed a small square of calligraphy to the project. The squares

  • Bury's York threat

    LEADING the line for Bury against York City tonight will be former York schoolboy Pawel Abbott. The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Gigg Lane from First Division Preston North End. So fare he has scored twice in Bury's solid start back in Division

  • Mrs Leaf has migraine solution off to a tea!

    AFTER suffering debilitating migraines for more than 20 years, tea addict Lorraine Leaf discovered the answer to her problems was in her teapot. The Copmanthorpe mother-of-two, who used to enjoy about ten brews a day, has given up her regular cuppa after

  • Vaughan inspires Tykes

    AS Yorkshire's Michael Vaughan was making hay for England against India in the fourth test at the Oval his county team-mates were battling hard to avoid relegation, writes David Warner. Vaughan's heroics in compiling an undefeated 182 on the first day

  • Have a corking time at wine tastings

    TIPPLES from around the world are being lined up for drinkers to sample during this year's York Festival of Food & Drink. The festival starts next Friday, September 13, and organisers are confident there will be something for everyone. On the first

  • 'Marilyn' breezes in to open Westgate

    SOME like it hot. That was certainly true for Marilyn Monroe look-alike Suzie Kennedy who breezed into York to open a prestigious new housing development on the city's riverside. She helped the Lord Mayor, Coun David Horton, unveil Bryant Homes's successful

  • Skaters get longer despite complaints

    SKATERS have been allowed all-day access to a supervised park despite complaints from nearby residents. The skateboard park in Foss Bank car park, York, will be open from 10am until 9pm every day except Sunday, when it will open at noon and close at 6pm

  • Jan targets bold Mexican wave

    A NORTH YORKSHIRE super-fit mother and housewife has achieved 'the icing on the cake' for her hard work by qualifying for a trip to Mexico to represent Great Britain at the Triathlon World Championships. Jan Bramall, of Green Hammerton, is now preparing

  • Strike-hunting Town lose out on quest for Shayman

    HARROGATE Town have failed in a bid to land Halifax Town hit-man Steve Kerrigan on a month's loan. Harrogate had agreed a deal with the Conference club for the 29-year-old ahead of tomorrow's UniBond League premier division home clash against Emley. But

  • Burnholme blaze trail to knockout shock

    A stunning second half performance by fourth division side Burnholme SC provided the shock of the day in the first round of the John Smiths Bitter Cup, when they came from a goal down to defeat first division Acomb WMC 4-1. Wayne Carter gave Acomb a first

  • Nicholls sprinter to capture major prize

    Continent, who ran a cracking race over a trip short of his best in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York last month, can return to the Group 1 glory trail at Haydock tomorrow. The gelding, trained near Thirsk by David Nicholls, is fancied to hit the jackpot in

  • Once Upon A Time In The Midlands, 15, 104 minutes

    THE two British releases of the week are chalk and cheese. The Importance Of Being Earnest is the cheese, Once Upon A Time In the Midlands is the chalk, but it is wholly more palatable. Feckless men are to be found in both works, indeed they inhabit all

  • Lantana (15, 121 minutes)

    THIS beautifully-filmed intricate murder mystery is based on the play Speaking In Tongues by Andrew Bovell. Psychiatrist Valerie Somers (Barbara Hershey) has never recovered from the death of her young daughter, and tries to exorcise her demons by writing

  • NIGHT VISION

    SHARP-EYED sure-shot Peter Duffield will be looking to join an exclusive members' club against Bury tonight. Should Duffield, who is currently leading the Division Three scoring charts, bag a goal against the Shakers he will be the first City player in

  • City door creaks ajar for Howarth?

    YORK City chief Terry Dolan will not be rushing to fill the goalkeeping void left by Marlon Beresford's departure to Burnley, writes Dave Stanford. And that could leave the door open for a surprise return to Bootham Crescent for Russell Howarth, who is

  • Jazz plays a magic tune

    Motoring Editor MALCOLM BAYLIS sings the praises of Honda's big-hearted small car, the Jazz HONDA is not boasting when it says it has re-invented the small car. Its latest model, the Jazz, described as a five-door budget car, is dimensionally on a par

  • Police alert over porn email

    A SICKENING email virus with graphic descriptions of child abuse has been circulating in North Yorkshire, it emerged today. The email, entitled "child pornography", seems to attempt to encourage people to purchase pornography involving young children

  • Have a corking time at wine tastings

    TIPPLES from around the world are being lined up for drinkers to sample during this year's York Festival of Food & Drink. The festival starts next Friday, September 13, and organisers are confident there will be something for everyone. On the first

  • York's dark, Satanic mills

    AS York's skyline becomes increasingly dominated by new apartment blocks and hotels, today we take a look back at the days when slums, mill chimneys and river docks were a more common sight. Our main picture shows a group of children gathered in one of

  • Joseph Rowntree Theatre's new season

    From Shakespeare to musical nights, Joseph Rowntree Theatre is looking forward to a packed new season, reports Charles Hutchinson THE inaugural production of the York Shakespeare Project's ambitious plans to stage all 37 plays in the city forms the centrepiece

  • Road, York Theatre Royal, September 13-28

    YORK Theatre Royal's special relationship with Castleford company Pilot is stronger still under the new Stage Exchange partnership. Pilot Theatre Company's three-year residency begins with a co-production of Jim Cartwright's Road, a play that appropriately

  • Vaughan inspires Tykes

    AS Yorkshire's Michael Vaughan was making hay for England against India in the fourth test at the Oval his county team-mates were battling hard to avoid relegation, writes David Warner. Vaughan's heroics in compiling an undefeated 182 on the first day

  • Great re-Leaf

    WITH a name like Leaf, you might have expected her to love tea. But no more. Lorraine Leaf has drunk her last cuppa. Like the rest of us, Lorraine used to talk through her problems over a cup of tea. Little did she know that the drink was the cause of

  • Deep thought

    I SEE the former Museum of Automata, Tower Street, York, may reopen as a members-only snooker club (September 2). In view of a new flood heights sign being attached halfway up a nearby neighbouring wall, will planning permission include the playing of

  • Superb hospital care

    I MUST join the ranks of those who praise the York District Hospital for the care they have received there. I returned home this week after 12 days on Ward 26 and I cannot thank them enough for their kindness and care during my stay. From the surgeon

  • Why York is fast becoming a slum city

    EARLIER this year I spent two weeks in a small town where there was virtually no litter or graffiti and where children's toys and bicycles could be left in front gardens knowing that they would still be there next morning. In York a bicycle would disappear

  • Ghost-hunters gather for a spooky weekend

    York was recently declared the most haunted city in Europe. Now a group of ghost hunters are here to check it out, as CHRIS TITLEY and RACHEL LACY report 'I THOUGHT it was a load of mumbo jumbo for the tourist, this haunted pub stuff. But there's things

  • I was 'fitted up' by police, claims drugs case defendant

    A MAN accused of dropping a bag of heroin on a country lane on the outskirts of York claimed in court he had been "fitted up" by police. Carl Russell Anson, 45, was arrested after police officers allegedly saw him deposit bag containing 21g of heroin

  • Fettis takes a grip

    THE heat is on York City goalkeeper Alan Fettis as he prepares for his first senior outing of the season tonight at Bury. The Northern Ireland international can do no wrong in most City fans' eyes after being the Minstermen's most consistent performer

  • Council lashed over road repairs delay

    RESIDENTS have slammed York council over delays in starting work on a crumbling road which they claim is "almost impassable". Wilton Rise, off Holgate Road, has fallen into a state of disrepair because it is not believed to have been repaired for at least

  • City door creaks ajar for Howarth?

    YORK City chief Terry Dolan will not be rushing to fill the goalkeeping void left by Marlon Beresford's departure to Burnley, writes Dave Stanford. And that could leave the door open for a surprise return to Bootham Crescent for Russell Howarth, who is

  • Outrage as dog owner escapes animal ban

    A DOG owner whose pet has repeatedly attacked other dogs has escaped a ban from keeping animals - outraging the owner of its latest victim. Michael Cipriano, 42, of Hull Road, York, was yesterday fined £300 and ordered to pay £200 costs by York Magistrates

  • Verger's wife 'verbally abused' in church

    THE verger of a York church which could be closed down says his wife was verbally abused by an unknown couple who blamed her for the possible closure. David Brown, 61, is the caretaker and verger of Holy Trinity Church, along with his wife, Maureen, 61

  • York to spring a Tigers stunner

    YORK will test their Yorkshire One promotion hopes tomorrow when they travel to Sheffield Tigers in the opening salvo of the new season. The Clifton Park club have set their goals high after a disappointing 2001/02 campaign saw them finish mid-table.

  • York's new-look fountain unveiled

    IMPROVEMENTS to a damaged fountain were unveiled in York city centre today. And the new-look Parliament Street landmark features additions to deter skateboarders who damaged the original. Years of vandalism and misuse by boarders - using the fountain

  • Barbican battle-line

    THE date has been announced for this year's UK Championship, the richest event in York's sporting calendar. The star-studded spectacular will be staged at the Barbican Centre from December 2 to December 15, the same period it was held with brilliant success

  • Eight frame tournament

    There is a first prize of £50 up for grabs in a charity snooker event being held in York later this month. Entries are being accepted now for the Woodlands Snooker Championship to be played at Cueball Snooker Club, James Street Industrial Park, on Sunday

  • Slipper pair in zone of comfort

    BARRY Noble and Anita Adams are the new York John Smith's Mixed League mixed pairs champions. Compared with the high-scoring and exciting semi-finals, the final was a pedestrian affair for the Golden Slipper duo. However, enough was done to beat Dave

  • Sunday treat for all the family on Knavesmire

    Well, the less said about my race last weekend the better. I think it would be more appropriate to talk about Sunday's raceday at York, which is likely to be much more successful. The meeting will be the third annual Evening Press Sunday Raceday York,

  • The Importance Of Being Earnest, U, 98 minutes

    IT must have looked so good on paper. Those English dandies Rupert Everett and Colin Firth were re-uniting for the first time since Another Country 18 long winters ago; the cream of young Australia, Frances O'Connor, and young America, Reece Witherspoon

  • Fettis takes a grip

    THE heat is on York City goalkeeper Alan Fettis as he prepares for his first senior outing of the season tonight at Bury. The Northern Ireland international can do no wrong in most City fans' eyes after being the Minstermen's most consistent performer

  • Children get single jabs

    RELIEVED York parents were today taking their children to the city's first single jab clinic to offer an alternative to the controversial MMR triple vaccine. About 75 children, who have so far gone unprotected from measles, mumps and rubella because of

  • Big cat seen near priory

    A BIG cat has been seen on a country road in North Yorkshire, it was claimed today. Bob Chaffer, from the British Big Cats Society, said the leopard-like creature was seen sitting on a roadside verge by a family visiting Kirkham Priory, off the A64 between