• Lords back vaccination

    MINISTERS were defeated in the House of Lords over plans to opt for mass slaughter, rather than vaccination, in the event of another foot and mouth outbreak. Peers voted by 171 to 123 to change the Animal Health Bill to give priority to vaccination -

  • John Tams, Home (Topic) ***

    GUITARIST and singer-songwriter John Tams has become one of the quiet heroes of British folk music in a career spanning four decades. His latest album, only his second as a solo artist, enhances his position as a leading figure in traditional and original

  • Farmers lose money on production

    THIS week, I read two reports that give credence to the generally-held belief that we are struggling to make any profit in farming. I accept that there will be a few family-run farms with a highly-committed workforce that will still be nicely in the black

  • Reddy steady for Terry

    YORK City have this afternoon signed the highly-rated Sunderland striker Michael Reddy on a month's loan. The Irish Under-21 international goes straight into tomorrow's squad that faces Division Three leaders Hartlepool United at Victoria Park. Reddy,

  • It's fright night in city of spooks

    Is anywhere safe in this spooky city of York on Hallowe'en night? CHRIS TITLEY tries to find haunts that aren't haunted YORK is not just for the living. No one enjoys strolling down the ancient streets, touring the churches and visiting the hostelries

  • What if they had been on strike?

    YORK firefighters rescued an elderly woman from her blazing flat during what would have been the first in a series of national strikes over pay. Fellow firefighters were also called out to a blaze that gutted a North Yorkshire shop. In the York incident

  • Silver lining for Dolan in defeat

    YORK City reserves suffered a 2-0 defeat at Hull City but manager Terry Dolan still received a massive three-star boost. Fans' favourite Jon McCarthy came through 60 minutes unscathed as he seeks to prove his fitness and earn a permanent Bootham Crescent

  • Euro-star Claire

    SPARRING with men almost twice her size has paid off in silver for mighty mum Claire Johnson. The 29-year-old doorwoman from Dringhouses has returned from Lisbon with a finalist's medal after starring for England in the European Thai Boxing Championships

  • Anti-war protesters take to city walls

    ANTI-war protesters claimed Britain wss witnessing its biggest movement against military action as they marked a Don't Attack Iraq Day in York. Early morning commuters in the city were handed leaflets urging opposition to the threatened attack, while

  • Public help ratcatchers to set traps

    PEOPLE in York have been helping the city's police to start setting the trap for the "rats" who plague our communities with crime. Operation Ratcatcher, the Evening Press-backed autumn/winter crime crackdown, has made a "very encouraging" start with a

  • You Nimbys!

    BEIRUT hostage Terry Waite today launched a scathing attack on residents who scuppered plans for a hostel for the homeless at Selby. Mr Waite, president of the charity behind the project, accused the objectors of being "Nimbys" and narrow-minded. Bosses

  • Ladies in the Hunt for the honours

    HUNTINGTON Ladies opened their York Badminton League division two account with a 7-2 away win over Knavesmire. Bev Tebbutt and Angela Hobman kept up their good form from last season with three wins for a return of 90-29. Knavesmire's Lisa Metcalfe and

  • Sea cadets salute proud Tug

    A FORMER wartime sailor who has spent more than 50 years passing on his naval knowledge to York youngsters has been nominated for a major national award. Sea Cadet Corps Lieutenant Cecil 'Tug' Wilson has been nominated for the National BT ChildLine Award

  • Boss defends 'pre-fabs'

    BOSSES from Yorkon, the pioneering housing firm based in York, have reassured MPs they are not building 1960s-style "pre-fab" homes which will soon become rundown and unwanted. Keith Blanshard, the firm's director and general manager, was put on the spot

  • Ambulance volunteers on hand for safety

    SCORES of St John Ambulance volunteers are preparing for duty over the coming week as bonfires and fireworks displays take place across North Yorkshire. The charity, which is currently running an Evening Press-backed fundraising appeal to buy a £42,000

  • Sally hits the roof for coffee

    A YORK woman held a charity coffee morning with a difference - on top of her kitchen roof. The Evening Press joined forces with Macmillan Cancer Relief in August and asked people to think of wacky places to hold coffee mornings for the charity's World's

  • Noisy alarms warning

    FAULTY burglar alarms will cost owners money, City of York Council warned today. A huge rise in unintentional call outs is wasting time and cash for the authority's environmental protection staff. They are telling householders that they will be billed

  • White finger deadline

    ENERGY Minister Brian Wilson has warned Selby mineworkers they have only a few hours left to register compensation claims for Vibration White Finger. The deadline for making claims for the crippling hand condition which could be worth thousands of pounds

  • School gets crafty

    TADCASTER Grammar School's coffers will receive a welcome boost with a craft fair this weekend. Organised by the school's Parents' Association, the fair will be held this Saturday at Tadcaster's Riley-Smith Hall. It will be opened at 10.30am by Graham

  • Selby to link up with its German 'cousins'

    Selby to link up with SELBY will finally "tie the knot" with a German town at a special ceremony this weekend in Selby Abbey. Civic delegations from Selby and Filderstadt will sign the official twinning document immediately after Sunday's morning service

  • Guns or spears?

    IF Mr Gorman thinks that there is no legitimate reason for anyone to own a gun in Britain (October 29), then he evidently prefers factory farming and snares. Guns are used to shoot vermin (aka foxes) in Scotland now that one is not allowed to use hounds

  • Car park clean-up

    YOU recently published a letter complaining about the condition of Bootham Row car park (October 9) and I believe it important to respond. During the last 18 months Bootham Row car park has been completely resurfaced and relined. In addition, clearly

  • Slur on hard-working, dedicated dentists

    YOUR article highlighted what a shambles the dental treatment under the NHS now is ('Teething troubles', October 28). It surely is time that government ministers started to re-build this section of the National Health Service before it dies. Sadly, the

  • Why I hate the s-word

    It fills me with despair. That ugliest of words, 'scabs', is stalking the headlines once again. With it is ushered back into our nice, middle class, New Labour world a bitter quagmire of hate, suspicion, intolerance and greed of the kind that brought

  • Avril Lavigne, Let Go (Arista) * * * *

    AVRIL Lavigne is hot property. Plenty of 17-year-old wannabe singer-songwriters get ignored. Look back to 2000 to find the marvellous Lene Marlin. Who? She had a couple of minor hits with Sitting Down Here and Unforgiveable Sinner, but the world could

  • Ready to answer the fans' fears

    LATER this week, I hope to be answering supporters' questions via the York City official website. Fans have been submitting their questions for the last week or so and I'm really looking forward to answering them. I did a similar on-line question and

  • Keeping the faith

    YORK City chairman John Batchelor today reaffirmed his commitment to the Minstermen with his pledge to give two seats in the boardroom to the Supporters' Trust on the verge of being realised. Amid mounting tensions over the future of Bootham Crescent,

  • Revamp for estate agents' code of practice

    Estate agents this week took a big step towards ensuring a better service for the consumer. STEPHEN LEWIS reports They may rank alongside politicians, lawyers and journalists at the top of the list of people everybody loves to hate, but signs are estate

  • Remember, remember... firework safety

    As Bonfire Night draws near the shops are selling fireworks. In the excitement it is easy to forget that fireworks are explosives and can be very dangerous if used incorrectly. Last year 1,362 people received hospital treatment for injuries caused by

  • Jackson Browne, The Naked Ride Home (Elektra) ****

    ANOTHER veteran singer-songwriter carries on doing what he has been doing seemingly for ever. If at times Browne sticks to the middle of the road, he does so in style - and, anyway, he darts about too, in and out of American politics. Casino Nation is

  • National victory for Duncan

    IT WAS third time lucky for Ryedale ace ploughman Duncan Kirby when he won the British National Young Farmers reversible ploughing championship at Wadworth near Doncaster. Duncan, of Glebe Farm, Helperthorpe, had previously been placed fifth and second

  • Euro MP warns of cutbacks

    EURO MP David Bowe has expressed "grave concern" over the reported deal between France and Germany on the future of farm subsidies in the European Union. The Yorkshire and Humberside MEP is warning that it could spell harsh cutbacks in European support

  • We've got the lot

    SO, lovely Alnwick has gained long-overdue recognition at last after being voted the place with the highest standard of living in the country. North Yorkshire hardly got a look in but we can afford to be magnanimous. We can let the spotlight fall on neglected

  • Fire pay row must be sorted

    Two serious fires in York and Ryedale overnight brought home with a vengeance the heavy reliance we place on our firefighters. It is a chilling thought that these fires coincided with what would have been the first of the proposed two-day strikes by firefighters

  • Keeping the faith

    YORK City chairman John Batchelor today reaffirmed his commitment to the Minstermen with his pledge to give two seats in the boardroom to the Supporters' Trust on the verge of being realised. Amid mounting tensions over the future of Bootham Crescent,

  • Police officer hurt in chase

    A POLICE officer was hurt during a cross-city car chase which ended in a jack-knifing accident on the A64 near York. The officer, PC James Noble, suffered whiplash injuries and slight leg injuries when the police Volvo estate he was travelling in crashed

  • Lorries smash hits A64 traffic

    RUSH-hour traffic was halted on the A64 in North Yorkshire today when police closed a stretch of the road after two heavy goods vehicles collided. The crash happened between Staxton and Ganton, near Scarborough, and saw one of the HGVs crash through a

  • Pub development pledge

    CONTROVERSIAL plans to redevelop a former York pub are still set to go ahead - even though it is being marketed for sale as a going concern. The Frog Hall, in Layerthorpe, closed down in January to make way for a video store, with a McDonalds drive-through

  • Death by drugs on increase, says report

    DRUG-RELATED deaths have more than doubled in parts of North Yorkshire, according to figures released today. During 2001 there were 3.56 deaths per 100,000 of the population over the age of 16 in the eastern section of North Yorkshire, covering Hambleton

  • Fish and chips still on the menu in York

    FISH and chips should still be on the menu in York despite a total fishing ban on cod and haddock from British coastal waters next year. John Oldroyd, a member of the National Federation of Fish Friers, who runs Strensall Fisheries, said the majority

  • Death of John Herbert

    JOHN Herbert, a well-known York cricket and hockey administrator and former player has died in Harrogate District Hospital. He was 60. Mr Herbert had suffered from leukaemia for five and a half years, but died after contracting meningitis. Born in Aylesbury

  • Agencies examine impact of road

    A MAJOR new study to look at the potential economic impact of the A64 road from York to Scarborough has been announced. The wide-ranging study, commissioned by half a dozen key agencies in North Yorkshire, will look at existing transport problems in the

  • Firm set to bring its specs appeal to York

    A U.S. technology company which is developing a drug-free cure for winter depression, sleep disorders and jet lag has won a chance to set up at York Science Park, it was disclosed today Enlightened Technologies Associates Inc (ETA) of Fairfax County,

  • Acorn vow to stand tall

    YORK Acorn are to stand defiant in the wake of last week's derby mauling and have pledged to turn their season around. The Blue and Golds are still reeling from their 43-2 defeat at Heworth, which has left them down in ninth place in the National Conference

  • Pay phones' future assured by BT

    THE future of North Yorkshire's pay phones has been assured by British Telecom, despite a massive downturn in use owing to the popularity of mobile phones. BT launched a national review of its 138,000 public payphones after the growth of mobiles led to

  • Shaw thing topples York kids

    YORK Acorn Under-13s produced some good rugby in their 16-10 loss to Shaw Cross. Man-of-the-match Adam Jones gave Acorn the lead but the hosts crossed three times to make it 12-4 at half-time. Jones then hit back, Ross Varley converting, but the hosts

  • York rinks sink Thornaby challenge

    YORK moved into the next round of the EIBA Denny Cup Inter-Club Championship with relative ease as they beat Thornaby 98-73 on aggregate. At home, Iain Boyle, Frank Turner, Ted Boyle and Philip Scott were never in trouble against Vinny O'Neill's rink,

  • Powerhouse church plans expansion as numbers soar

    A DYNAMIC York church is bucking the national trend on dwindling congregation numbers and planning a major £60,000 extension. Sunday services at St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, in High Petergate, are bursting to capacity, with a particularly high number

  • Unbeaten Lady Anne Middleton team set the pace

    LADY Anne Middleton team have won their opening three fixtures and are the early leaders in division one of York Evening Chess League. They started with two fairly comfortable 4-1 wins over Minster Inn and York RI Kings respectively and followed this

  • Simon's brace boosts leaders

    SIMON Brown scored twice for York Mitchell Sports League division one leaders Easingwold Town 'A' in their 4-1 win away to Haxby Town. Danny Linsay and Lawrence Hamzat were Easingwold's other scorers and Sam Lowther was on target for Haxby. Nathan Parker

  • Remember, remember

    IT IS Guy Fawkes Night once again, and here is our guide to some of the events that are taking place in York and North Yorkshire over the next few days. TOMORROW 7pm: Bonfire, New Earswick Sports and Social Club, White Rose Avenue, New Earwick. Fairground

  • York 'teardrop' site plan set for approval

    THE first step in the biggest city centre development in York for years were being made today. Detailed plans for the York Central site were going before City of York Council's planners. It outlines proposals for a teardrop-shaped stretch of land behind

  • York 'hello girl' dies

    Margaret Musgrove (nee Pipes), who has died in a London hospital, was a member of a well-known York family. Born at Heworth, she was for many years a telephonist at the LNER headquarters in York, and during the Second World War served with the Women's

  • Don't blame Derrick

    WE must put the record straight regarding Richard Leigh's attack on the character of Derrick Atlay (October 23). Whatever the rights or wrongs of the present rulings regarding the graves at Huntington Cemetery, Derrick Atlay has given his time and energy

  • Come to the meetings

    I APPRECIATE that space probably prevented fuller coverage of the Fulford "split" (October 29), but your readers and local residents need to be better informed. The parish council has been considering the issues involving the future of the social hall

  • Silver lining for Dolan in defeat

    YORK City reserves suffered a 2-0 defeat at Hull City but manager Terry Dolan still received a massive three-star boost. Fans' favourite Jon McCarthy came through 60 minutes unscathed as he seeks to prove his fitness and earn a permanent Bootham Crescent

  • Reddy steady for Terry

    YORK City have this afternoon signed the highly-rated Sunderland striker Michael Reddy on a month's loan. The Irish Under-21 international goes straight into tomorrow's squad that faces Division Three leaders Hartlepool United at Victoria Park. Reddy,

  • The Delgados, Hate (Mint)****

    FOR a band of delicate, sumptuous sensibilities, Hate is a surprisingly strident title, but then this is a Jekyll-and-Hyde fourth album from Emma Pollock's Scottish quartet. Hate and love, depression and joy, phobia and release rub shoulders in this schizophrenic

  • JJ72, I To Sky (Columbia) *****

    I NEED a shelter from the anodyne world of the charts, where being a success is about cover versions or votes on a Saturday night show. I need a refuge from the insipid music of the mainstream, a hideaway from a world where diversity is a dirty word.

  • Feeder, Comfort In Sound (Echo) ****

    Feeder are back. Out of the tragedy of drummer Jon Lee's suicide comes their fourth album. The title says it all, their decision to play on out of the gloom and make this record, rather than walk away from all that had gone before. The core Feeder sound

  • Graham Coxon, The Kiss Of Morning (Transcopic) ***

    AFTER more than a decade of being the awkward, angular musical counterpoint that made Blur's overly-smug Britpop formula palatable, restless guitarist Graham Coxon has finally departed the band for good, amid much bad feeling. Not surprising then that

  • Richard Ashcroft, Human Conditions (Hut) ***

    Following the poor reception of Alone With Everybody, Richard Ashcroft's second solo effort sees the former Verve frontman looking to recapture his glory days. But Human Conditions is a record that reinforces the status-quo rather than sees Ashcroft taking

  • Santana, Shaman (Arista) *****

    THREE years and three months after the release of the Mexican-born guitar-wizard's most phenomenal album, Supernatural, comes Shaman and it is superb. Here, with help from stars such as Dido, (Feels Like Fire), Seal (You Are My Kind) and Placido Domingo