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  • Make-up call

    Beauty expert Christine Cartwright has worked with some of the world's most glamorous women and now she passes on her beauty secrets to women across the UK. MAXINE GORDON reports on the Yorkshire woman's 40-year career ahead of her masterclass in York

  • Meeting to put fans in the picture

    THE York City Supporters' Trust will be holding a fans' meeting later this month at the Tempest Anderson Hall in York. The event, on Friday, April 25, starting at 7.30pm, will explain and discuss the Trust's rescue package that saved City from extinction

  • Dolan relishes tension

    MANAGER Terry Dolan insists he is relishing the white-hot heat of York City's promotion battle. The Minstermen can take a giant step closer to guaranteeing at least a play-off place with victory at Carlisle United tonight. Defeat, however, would all but

  • Deakin deal put on hold

    YORK City Knights are refusing to budge and meet Dewsbury Rams demands for a transfer fee for Leigh Deakin. As reported in yesterday's Evening Press, the Knights had been in talks about possibly bringing the former York Wasps leading scorer back to the

  • Heavyweight pantomime

    THAT British heavyweight boxing is turning more and more into a farce was further confirmed with the newest sporting rumour on the block. Frank Bruno, former world champion and panto regular, has kindly offered to heave his admirable physique out of retirement

  • 6-storey fears on Teardrop scheme

    SIX-STOREY buildings could be added to York's skyline under new plans revealed today for the revolutionary York Central development. A York conservation group today reacted with horror to the proposals, saying they would have a "huge adverse" effect on

  • Mean streak

    VETERAN striker Lee Nogan has called on York City to don the blinkers as the Minstermen's promotion hunt moves into the final furlongs. The Welsh international has been in the promotion chase and play-off pack on a number of occasions throughout his career

  • Patients accept Kerr payout

    SIXTEEN former patients of disgraced York psychiatrist William Kerr have received compensation totalling almost £300,000 - and an apology for distress suffered. The pay-outs by the former North Yorkshire Health Authority were rubber-stamped today by a

  • Meeting to put fans in the picture

    THE York City Supporters' Trust will be holding a fans' meeting later this month at the Tempest Anderson Hall in York. The event, on Friday, April 25, starting at 7.30pm, will explain and discuss the Trust's rescue package that saved City from extinction

  • Dolan relishes tension

    MANAGER Terry Dolan insists he is relishing the white-hot heat of York City's promotion battle. The Minstermen can take a giant step closer to guaranteeing at least a play-off place with victory at Carlisle United tonight. Defeat, however, would all but

  • Hustings session hailed a success

    CURRENT and would-be councillors who braved York's voters of the future at a lively question and answer session today hailed the event a success. The Evening Press organised session, or hustings, was held at Oaklands School, Acomb. It saw a group of Year

  • A Tricky customer!

    WAXWORKS of some of James Herriot's most endearing characters are set to become permanent residents in Thirsk. The well-to-do Mrs Pumphrey and her pet dog Tricky Woo, believed to have been based upon two local clients of the real James Herriot, vet Alf

  • Council urged to tackle nuisance youths

    ANGRY residents of a York estate will tonight present all the city's councillors with a petition calling for a stop to antisocial behaviour on their doorsteps. A number of people living in Kingsway West and Newbury Avenue, Acomb, claim the behaviour of

  • Four released after firearms are stolen

    FOUR people have been released on police bail after they were arrested in connection with a burglary in which firearms were stolen from an East Yorkshire farm. Seven shotguns and ammunition were taken in a burglary at a farm in East Cottingwith, near

  • Bypass campaigners vow to keep on fighting

    NORTH Yorkshire county councillors were today discussing further delays to a village bypass scheme. The Shipton A19 bypass has been put back by a Government decision to remove trunk status from the A19, passing responsibility for the road from the Highways

  • Raising awareness of farming

    The National Farmers' Union has launched a nationwide campaign to reconnect the public with the countryside. The campaign, "C/O British Farming", was launched for the region at the Tesco supermarket in Tadcaster Road, York. National Farmers' Union (NFU

  • 'It's time to dump council dinosaurs'

    A GROUP of independently-minded York election candidates today urged voters to "dump the dinosaurs" - and vote Independent. Les Marsh, spokesman for the Clifton-based Independent group, says that two decades of Labour council rule have left York ready

  • Hustings session hailed a success

    CURRENT and would-be councillors who braved York's voters of the future at a lively question and answer session today hailed the event a success. The Evening Press organised session, or hustings, was held at Oaklands School, Acomb. It saw a group of Year

  • Backing for street booze ban

    STRONG backing has been given to banning drinking in the streets, during a series of alcohol roadshows in a North Yorkshire district. North Yorkshire Police licensing officer John Tugwell took a mobile police unit through Malton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside

  • York school in pictures

    A YORK school's centenary is being commemorated in pictures. About 170 photographs, some black and white, some sepia and some colour, make up the exhibition entitled 100 Years Of The Minster School. It will be in the North Transept of York Minster, on

  • It's seventh heaven

    THERE are plenty of stars ready to tread the boards for a North Yorkshire theatre company this Easter. A group of about 70 children are involved in Ryedale Youth Theatre's 2003 production - and with seven brides and seven brothers taking centre stage,

  • Improvements at coach park

    VISITORS to the East Coast should find it easier to park and ride this summer, with improved facilities at a busy car park. The Weaponess site, in Scarborough, has been upgraded as part of the council's commitment to improve public transport and provision

  • Dringhouses poised to retain reserve title

    DRINGHOUSES followed up a 2-0 midweek win at Osbaldwick with a 3-0 victory at Kartiers. They now only need two points from their remaining six games to be mathematically sure of retaining their Leeper Hare York and District League Reserve 'A' title. Two

  • We've got fundraising off to a tea!

    GENEROUS volunteers on the tea bar at York Hospital have donated £6,000 worth of vital equipment to one of the wards. The Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) has paid for four automated syringe pumps - electronic pumps used to regulate the flow of

  • Ladies' final flourish

    CITY of York ladies II rounded off their season in style in division two of the Yorkshire League with a 4-1 win at Doncaster III. In contrast to last week's 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture between the two teams, York rattled in three first half goals,

  • Cygnet hit great form

    Cygnet 'A' have left their surge for honours in York John Smith's Ladies League division one a bit late, but their impressive recent form saw them polish off Tap 8-1. Wendy Smith started the rout with two tons for 24 darts. Angie Powell also scored two

  • Moorsiders need one more point to clinch the championship

    KIRKBYMOORSIDE Reserves could become RJF Homes Beckett League division one champions tonight. Needing only one more point from their remaining two games to wrap up the title, they are at home to Sinnington tonight (kick off 6.15pm). Kirkbymoorside Reserves

  • Rail play ninth game in 15 days

    HARROGATE Railway's Northern Counties East League premier division match at Arnold Town tonight will be their ninth game in 15 days. And Railway have another five to play as the club feel the backlash of their earlier cup exploits. Mark Watkinson and

  • Staff cycle way to £2,000 for charity

    SUPERMARKET staff in York got on their bikes to raise almost £2,000 for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal - and keep the memory of a beloved colleague alive. Leeds woman Jane Tomlinson, who has terminal cancer, completed a gruelling bike ride from John O'Groats

  • Local food stores keep on expanding

    LOCAL produce is growing ever more popular - if expansions from two Eat Local nominees are anything to go by. New nominee Food For Thought, at Haxby, York, is doubling the size of its bakery to meet demands, and owner Martyn Scott is delighted. He said

  • Thanks for support

    AN inability to secure adequate funding for 2003-2004 has resulted in the closure of the Detached Youth Work Project. Founded in 1969 to work with young people in the city centre, the project developed a much wider field of operation, which saw detached

  • Unfair to cyclists

    IT was amusing to read Leo Enticknap's sweeping generalisations (April 10). As a driver, cyclist and father who walks around York, I would like to ask Leo, and his whiter than white motoring friends, to ponder the following simple road rules. Zebra crossings

  • Fight to plug the housing 'leakage'

    LEADING property and development companies in York today announced that they would research ways of stopping the "leaking" of affordable housing in the city. York Property Forum (YPF), which consists of property professionals such as surveyors, estate

  • Talented sprinter can take the prize - 15/04/03

    Piccled can play a starring role tomorrow in the feature race of the day at Beverley's first meeting of the season. A prolific winner on sand, the sprinter transferred that ability to turf at Doncaster last month when beating Indian Spark and Watching

  • Late and great

    Late-night shopping starts on Thursday and evenings in York may never be the same again. MAXINE GORDON reports. WALK through York city centre after office hours and you may experience an eerie feeling of living in a ghost town. Empty streets, closed shops

  • You can still be nifty at 50, Tony

    Life might begin at 40, but does it have to end at 50? JO HAYWOOD finds out. CHERIE Blair is probably whipping up a batch of black icing at this very moment, while Euan, Nicky, Kathryn and Leo draw sad faces on the commiseration cards they are preparing

  • Easter isn't what it was

    IT seems hardly possible that it is already the middle of April. The daffodils have been out and are now past their best. Spring sown crops of corn are looking promising, with their straight green rows, and potatoes are being planted as fast as everyone

  • Mean streak

    VETERAN striker Lee Nogan has called on York City to don the blinkers as the Minstermen's promotion hunt moves into the final furlongs. The Welsh international has been in the promotion chase and play-off pack on a number of occasions throughout his career

  • Shape of things to come for York

    YORK should get a taster of what to expect next season when they face Goole in the first round of the Yorkshire Cup at Clifton Park tonight. Andy Gair's men will take on Hartlepool Rovers on April 26 in the Yorkshire One/Durham and Northumberland One

  • The baby designers

    WHEN I hear the phrase "designer baby", I picture a tot dressed from head to toe in Jean Paul Gaultier. Stupid, I know, but the idea of a baby in a mini kilt and conical bra appeals to me more than the bizarre notion of creating a child using a genetic

  • School's cash for decaying classes

    CRUMBLING classrooms at a York school are set to be replaced, despite a failed bid for Government funding, it was revealed today. City of York Council chiefs pledged an extra £1.5 million to rid Huntington School of its "appalling" temporary buildings

  • Families welcome Hart bid decision

    SURVIVORS of the Selby railcrash and relatives of victims have welcomed the decision by top judges to refuse a bid by driver Gary Hart to get his conviction overturned. Hart, jailed for five years for causing the deaths of ten people at Great Heck, lost

  • York house prices set to level out say agents

    ESTATE agents are predicting house prices in York are to level out, after they increased by almost 31 per cent last year. Figures released by HM Land Registry revealed that the actual selling prices for homes in York at the end of 2002 were almost 31

  • Sian's Cornish dream

    A BRAVE teenager who postponed a major operation so a show could "go on" in York is now fit and well and preparing for her next entertainment challenge. Nursery worker Sian Davies, 18, of Windsor Drive, Wigginton, suffered from ulcerative colitis, or

  • Batchelor unveils £1million car racing sponsorship

    JUST days after cash-strapped York City was saved from extinction, former chairman John Batchelor has announced his motor-racing team is to be boosted by a £1million sponsorship deal. Batchelor has changed his team's name from York City Racing to Team

  • Deakin deal put on hold

    YORK City Knights are refusing to budge and meet Dewsbury Rams demands for a transfer fee for Leigh Deakin. As reported in yesterday's Evening Press, the Knights had been in talks about possibly bringing the former York Wasps leading scorer back to the

  • Living in constant fear of killer disease

    A FORMER York Carriageworks employee told today how he feels he is living with a ticking asbestos timebomb. Tony Feetenby, who worked as an apprentice at the train-making factory between 1974 and 1978, spoke out after recently reading again of a former

  • Festival to be laugh a minute

    AWARD-WINNING headline performers for the much-anticipated York Comedy Festival have been unveiled by organisers. Perrier Award and British Comedy Award winner Tommy Tiernan will top the bill of the June festival which will see 40 events staged across

  • Bypass campaigners vow to keep on fighting

    NORTH Yorkshire county councillors were today discussing further delays to a village bypass scheme. The Shipton A19 bypass has been put back by a Government decision to remove trunk status from the A19, passing responsibility for the road from the Highways

  • Greens on the attack

    THE gloves came off in York's local election campaign today as the Green Party launched a stinging attack on the Liberal Democrats - claiming it would be "a disaster" if the party won overall council control. The Greens say that a coalition partner would

  • Spring clean for Cayley's glider

    SPRING cleaning was in the air at a popular York attraction, as an historic glider was scrubbed from top-to-toe. Staff at the Yorkshire Air Museum, at Elvington, got ready for another busy year by cleaning and refurbishing many of the aircraft and displays

  • Police warning after car thefts

    POLICE have warned motorists to be on their guard after thieves targeted villages and beauty spots across Ryedale. Wheels were stolen from vehicles in and around Helmsley, and a series of cars were entered as thieves stole handbags and coats from the

  • Farmers plan show

    YOUNG farmers are planning to show the public what they are made of, with a new event in North Yorkshire this summer. The Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs will hold its first county show on Sunday, June 1, at the Nidderdale Showground, Pateley

  • Local food stores keep on expanding

    LOCAL produce is growing ever more popular - if expansions from two Eat Local nominees are anything to go by. New nominee Food For Thought, at Haxby, York, is doubling the size of its bakery to meet demands, and owner Martyn Scott is delighted. He said

  • Shape of things to come for York

    YORK should get a taster of what to expect next season when they face Goole in the first round of the Yorkshire Cup at Clifton Park tonight. Andy Gair's men will take on Hartlepool Rovers on April 26 in the Yorkshire One/Durham and Northumberland One

  • Pubs see cinema booze as a threat

    NORTH Yorkshire licensees say they fear trade will be taken from their businesses if a town's cinema is allowed to sell alcohol. Malton cinema boss Jeremy Powell has applied to sell drinks to customers watching films at the Palace Cinema. But pub landlords

  • Corner caps great campaign

    BAY Horse, Fulford, 'A' team's magnificent York Open League season was capped by Rich Corner winning the division one individual championship. His opponent in the final was colleague Paul Cooper, who shot off with a splendid 17 darts. Corner came back

  • It's seventh heaven

    THERE are plenty of stars ready to tread the boards for a North Yorkshire theatre company this Easter. A group of about 70 children are involved in Ryedale Youth Theatre's 2003 production - and with seven brides and seven brothers taking centre stage,

  • New Walk friends urge litter action

    COUNCIL binmen are being urged to ensure there is no repeat this weekend of "shameful" scenes in York's New Walk last Easter. Environmental campaigners claim the popular riverside walk was ruined last year by unsightly rubbish, spilling out from overflowing

  • Scores take up the offer of free wills

    SCORES of people in and around York have already responded to the Yorkshire Cancer Research Free Will Scheme, which was launched in the city last week. The Evening Press-backed scheme aims to safeguard the future of the charity, which funds vital cancer

  • Laughs are us

    HOUSES in York cost a king's ransom. We have barely finished one war, and the United States is looking to start the next. Hot spring weather usually means a lousy summer. But here is some news guaranteed to cheer you up: York's first Comedy Festival is

  • Bad time on home front

    DURING the last Gulf War, you could have bought a two-bedroom terrace home in South Bank, York, and pocketed change from £40,000. Twelve years later, and you would struggle to find anything much more than a shed with pretensions for £40,000. Two-up, two-down

  • Ducking the issue

    I LIVE in Wigginton, having moved from the North West some years ago. At this time of year, I never cease to be amazed by the sight of the residents of the Wigginton duck pond spending much of their time on the ridge tiles of surrounding properties. Is

  • What about us?

    AT last, someone from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has admitted that they have no intention of building a temporary access road to the proposed development at Osbaldwick (April 5). Perhaps Roland Crooke could tell us was it ever an option, how many

  • My arrival in York has been spoilt by vandals

    I WAS brought up in West Yorkshire and have always wanted to return to Yorkshire to live. Last August I moved to York. Since then I have had items stolen from my house and garden, porch windows smashed four times, garden pots smashed twice, plants uprooted

  • York economy holds firm in troubled times

    YORK'S economy is proving remarkably resilient in the face of international difficulties, the latest economic bulletin revealed today. Almost half of businesses surveyed by City of York Council's economic development group reported a rise in turnover

  • Web site company wwwwows awards

    A YORK multimedia company has scooped a top Yorkshire award. Nine staff at MindWave Media, of Margaret Street, York, were today celebrating their triumph in the Digital Yorkshire Internet Awards at Le Meridien Hotel, Leeds. Judges from internet companies

  • Horse course owners jumping for joy

    OWNERS of a new equestrian centre gained a clear round to vital funding with help and advice from North Yorkshire Moors and Coast Business Advice Centre (NYMAC). June and Bernard Feaster, who run Hamley Hagg cross-country course at Appleton-Le-Moors,

  • A pinnacle of frock

    LET'S just see if I've got this right because it's fiendishly confusing. You can buy cigarettes and lottery tickets at 16. You can drive a car at 17 and at 18 you can vote and buy alcohol in a pub or off-licence. At 16 you can legally have sex, unless