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  • War-torn Iraq needs real aid... right now

    The House of Commons select committee on international development has published a report on humanitarian needs in Iraq. Committee member HUGH BAYLEY reports on efforts to get the aid flowing. The humanitarian needs of the Iraqi war's victims change from

  • Finders, keepers

    YORK City chief Terry Dolan has not ruled out making goalkeeper Phil Whitehead's short-term Bootham Crescent stint permanent. As reported in later editions of yesterday's Evening Press, Dolan was forced to make a dramatic late swoop to land the experienced

  • Trying time for York RU

    YORK'S squad will be pushed to the limits for the final few weeks of the season following their 26-10 victory over Goole in the Yorkshire Cup last night. York, who are supposed to be heading off on tour to Germany next week, now face the prospect of a

  • City legend Walwyn dies

    YORK City were today in mourning after the shock death of one of its modern-day greats Keith Walwyn. The battering-ram forward - second in City's all-time goalscoring records - died in hospital last night after an operation on his heart. He was aged 47

  • Sun city

    A HOLIDAY bonanza is expected this weekend as temperatures in the region continued to rise today. But with the most recent rainfall just a distant memory, visitors are being warned of a serious fire risk in rural beauty spots. York and Scarborough are

  • Finders, keepers

    YORK City chief Terry Dolan has not ruled out making goalkeeper Phil Whitehead's short-term Bootham Crescent stint permanent. As reported in later editions of yesterday's Evening Press, Dolan was forced to make a dramatic late swoop to land the experienced

  • Varta carry on

    CONFUSION surrounded the apparent £1 million sponsorship deal brokered by John Batchelor for his British Touring Car Championship racing team yesterday. As revealed in yesterday's Evening Press, the former York City chairman had received the sponsorship

  • Carlisle 1, York City 1

    ANOTHER welcome point for York City in their increasingly fraught promotion quest, but one that had to be accepted through gritted teeth. No doubt City would have settled for a point prior to kick-off. An away-day at a relegation-haunted team and one

  • University await track approach

    COLIN Smith, the head of sport at University of York believes it could be possible to relocate the Huntington Stadium running track to the campus. However, there has been no approach to the university about the relocation of North Yorkshire's only public

  • Victoria mourned

    THE funeral of leading York retailer Victoria Bage, was taking place today, followed by a horse-drawn procession through the city centre. Victoria, who chaired the Sarah Coggles fashion chain as well as holding the franchise for a number of French Connection

  • It's all go for Green

    York City Knights have appointed Stephen Green as the club's commercial operations director. He has been helping as the Knights' matchday operations manager at the club and will have responsibility for all areas of revenue generation including funding

  • Day steps in for Warters' night shift

    YORK cruiserweight Jamie Warters has seen his preparations hit after his scheduled opponent Michael Pinnock withdrew for the second time. Warters, who will now face Daventry's Phil Day at the KC Stadium tomorrow night, had first been due to take on the

  • Gipsy chief is cleared as police criticised

    THE trial of National Gipsy Council president Hughie Smith and his nephew, Charlie Smith - who were charged after police were called to a Knaresborough travellers' site - has been dramatically halted amid criticism of the way in which North Yorkshire

  • Charity cyclist's bike stolen

    A CHARITY cyclist has hit out at thieves who stole his new mountain bike while he was at a church service. Richard Horton, 38, of Clifton, York, left his two-week-old white Dawes Discovery padlocked outside St Anne's Church, in The Groves, York, on Monday

  • Bishop was devoted to people of Borneo

    A MISSIONARY who risked his life to help the people of Borneo has died in York, aged 92. Assistant Bishop of Kuching, The Right Rev Peter Howes, is fondly remembered in Borneo as someone who worked to educate and empower the local community. Bishop Howes

  • Athletics trials at stadium

    TRIALS to select a team to represent York and Selby schools in the North Yorkshire Athletics Championships are being held at Huntington Stadium on Thursday, May 15 starting at 1.45pm. The championships will also be held at Huntington Stadium on Saturday

  • Bogus caller steals money

    AN 81-year-old Bridlington woman was burgled by a man who said he had come to check her water supply. She let the man into her home in Sewerby Road on Monday afternoon. After about fifteen minutes she became suspicious, and asked him to leave. The woman

  • Play is the way forward for kids

    PLAYING does much more than just help kids let off steam, according to City of York Council, which has launched an initiative to get more youngsters enjoying themselves. Alyson Christy, the council's play policy development worker, said that as well as

  • Laybourne Lakes taking shape

    ANGLERS are eager to cast off following the near-completion of a £100,000 fish pond, near York, writes Matthew Woodcock. Members of the York and District Amalgamation of Anglers started the project three years ago to extend ponds at Hessay. The organisation

  • Injured war children need treatment now

    INNOCENT childhood games could lead the children of Iraq to tragedy. Yesterday, we reported how an old landmine blew off the hands of six-year-old Huner, when a game of hide and seek with his brother Aumed, five, and friend Nuzhder, six, drew them towards

  • Scouts celebrate birthday

    A SCOUT group celebrating its 80th anniversary is planning a reunion weekend. But first the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and leaders are hoping to contact former members of the Lord Mayor's Own Scout Group to make sure their birthday camp is one to remember.

  • Goddard proves he's the Master

    Joe Goddard won the 2003 York Pool Masters in emphatic style, rounding off with a 9-3 destruction of Kevin Clancy in the final to collect £400 and the winner's trophy at Tramways WMC. While Goddard was the best player on the day, Clancy performed superbly

  • Park and spend

    A CITY CENTRE car park previously branded one of York's worst eyesores has been refurbished in time for the launch of Thursday late-night shopping. Tanner Row car park has been overhauled and renovated to host 250 car parking spaces and secure cycle parking

  • Church answers prayers

    A METHODIST church has come to the rescue of a York book sale by agreeing to host the event for an extra week. The second-hand book sale, which started on Saturday, was originally held at the St Martin-cum-Gregory Church in Micklegate, York, until the

  • Fylingdales fears flare

    FIRST they upgrade RAF Fylingdales into a major terrorist target, then they fail to provide adequate emergency cover in the event of an attack. Never have the North York Moors seemed further away from Whitehall. Today's report from the Commons public

  • Encourage cycling

    ALL available evidence suggests cyclists should not be banned because of the late night shopping which starts tomorrow night. York should be setting a good example of catering for pedestrians and cyclists, being the top priority to cut road traffic pollution

  • More jobs, less land

    IN his reply to Mick Phythian Tony Bennett states the city's strategy is "based on creating the conditions for a sustainable economy not dependent on inward investment" (April 5). At the moment this strategy is dependent on a massive influx of job-seekers

  • Warmongers got it wrong

    ANYONE got a spare flak jacket? Those of us who were against the US and Britain attacking Iraq are now under fiercer fire than experienced by most of the American stormtroopers. Some juicy examples can be found on the Evening Press website's Iraq discussion

  • Dunlop filly has the class for Ripon win - 16/04/03

    John Dunlop, flying high after a flood of recent winners, including 1,000 Guineas hope Khulood in yesterday's Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket, can keep up the good work at Ripon tomorrow. A new valuable Listed race at the Yorkshire course, the £32,000 Ripon

  • Varta carry on

    CONFUSION surrounded the apparent £1 million sponsorship deal brokered by John Batchelor for his British Touring Car Championship racing team yesterday. As revealed in yesterday's Evening Press, the former York City chairman had received the sponsorship

  • Crash victim had heart condition

    A YORK motor enthusiast who provided classic cars for a popular TV show died in a road crash after a heart condition caused him to collapse at the wheel of his vehicle. John Norton Harrison, 63, of Wigginton, York, died last October after the Mitsubishi

  • Pylons widow in new appeal

    PYLONS campaigner Rosalind Craven is to make one final stand in her David-and-Goliath battle against National Grid - at the Court of Appeal in London. The 61-year-old widow has been granted a preliminary hearing as she seeks to overturn a High Court decision

  • University await track approach

    COLIN Smith, the head of sport at University of York believes it could be possible to relocate the Huntington Stadium running track to the campus. However, there has been no approach to the university about the relocation of North Yorkshire's only public

  • Hula hopes for little Regan

    A YORK youngster who has never been able to eat proper food is a step closer to his first meal. Four-year-old Regan Barker, of Water Lane, Clifton, has such a severe reaction to the taste, sight and smell of everyday foods that he has been living on a

  • Gloves off for election

    THE gloves came off today in Selby's local election campaign as the Labour and Conservative Parties launched their manifestos. The district council's Labour group vowed to tackle anti-social behaviour, while the Tories pledged to crack down on council

  • Moors base terror attack warning

    THE Health Service is unprepared for a devastating terrorist attack on RAF Fylingdales, a powerful committee of MPs warned today. A Westminster report found planning is poor across the NHS, with a lack of equipment and people trained to handle an atrocity

  • Pensioner died after hospital journey mix-up

    A YORK pensioner who died three days after spending an hour-and-a-half in an ambulance on a journey which should have taken ten minutes was not the victim of a gross failure in care, an inquest heard. Rosen Jackson-Virtue, 97, left York Hospital just

  • Housing space

    A NEW version of controversial plans to build almost 300 new homes on the outskirts of York has been branded "inadequate" by parish councillors. A decision on the plans, to build on the old Tenneco site, off Manor Lane, in Rawcliffe, was deferred until

  • City stalwart who cared

    TRIBUTES have been pouring in for Jack Birch, a former Lord Mayor of York, who has died aged 92, and who gave more than 30 years' service on the old York City Council. Mr Birch, of Fulford, was born and raised in York, and at 16 was taken on as an apprentice

  • Heslington Lane residents in traffic protest

    YORK residents have staged a protest highlighting traffic problems on a city road. They held banners reading "Stop All HGVs on Heslington Lane" and "Stop the University Rat Run" at last night's full meeting of City of York Council. Charles Tams, who lives

  • York death is blamed on exposure to asbestos

    A FORMER Royal Navy mechanic died from a cancer related to exposure to asbestos, a York inquest heard. Lawrence Smith, of Nether Poppleton, York, died in York Hospital on December 26, 2001, from mesothelioma, a condition related to exposure to asbestos

  • Gloves off for election

    THE gloves came off today in Selby's local election campaign as the Labour and Conservative Parties launched their manifestos. The district council's Labour group vowed to tackle anti-social behaviour, while the Tories pledged to crack down on council

  • Shops pass dodgy goods tests

    SECOND-hand traders in North Yorkshire have passed an undercover inspection with flying colours. Trading standards officers targeted second-hand goods dealers to see if they were prepared to buy "dodgy" goods. In a covert operation, officers took relatively

  • Bikers do their bit to help children's hospice

    GENEROUS East Yorkshire bikers are planning their seventh annual Easter Egg run - this time to deliver goodies to Martin House Children's Hospice, at Boston Spa. About 300 bikers are expected to take part in the Easter Sunday event, which is organised

  • There's no place like...

    STARS in the making queued up on the streets of York in a bid to become a scarecrow, a tin man or a cowardly lion. Hundreds of young hopefuls, aged between nine and 21, waited outside the Grand Opera House, in York, wanting to be one of the 150 young

  • Big net gains for St Wilfrids

    ST Wilfrid's RC Primary School were winners in the York Primary Schools Netball Rally at Acomb. They won the Small Schools section with 21 points, three more than nearest rivals, St George's. Updated: 10:28 Wednesday, April 16, 2003

  • Fox takes U11 players' award

    JOE Fox was named as York and District Schools Under-11s players' player of the year at a presentation evening at York RI. Skipper Tom Corner won the manager's player of the year. The U11s will play Hull on Tuesday, April 22, at the Sixth Form College

  • Bayley joins fees revolt

    YORK MP Hugh Bayley has joined a growing revolt against controversial plans for student "top up" fees. The Labour MP has warned allowing elite universities such as York to charge up to £3,000 per year extra could deter youngsters from poor backgrounds

  • Slam-dunk stars sparkling in York

    BASKETBALL is booming in York. Archbishop Holgate's School battled their way through to the Under 15 National Schools final and York College have retained the North East Regional British Colleges title. The Archie's boys came up against formidable opponents

  • Work is launched at blighted site

    THE first brick towards building a better future for a notorious York shopping centre has been laid by the Lord Mayor of York. Coun David Horton marked the second phase of a community project that aims to transform the site of the recently-demolished

  • Trying time for York RU

    YORK'S squad will be pushed to the limits for the final few weeks of the season following their 26-10 victory over Goole in the Yorkshire Cup last night. York, who are supposed to be heading off on tour to Germany next week, now face the prospect of a

  • Golden Geldart strikes

    DAVE Geldart topped the Sunday open on Horseshoe Lake taking the golden peg prize from peg 30 into the process. Geldart, who is backed by Lower Wharfe Angling, made full use of the plum end peg draw to beat the sell-out field of 30. Offering cat meat

  • Socialists call for change in spending

    VOTERS in York are being offered a socialist alternative at the local election under the slogan "flood defences not cluster bombs." York Socialist Alliance's Micklegate ward candidate Bob Looker said it was "a disgrace" that the New Labour Government

  • Yorkshire cool on overseas addition

    YORKSHIRE have made a bold decision not to rush out and replace the injured Craig White with a second overseas player. Instead, they will let some of their own younger players fight it out to fill the gap caused by the England all-rounder's absence over

  • Cygan cheers Selby

    SELBY Town returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win over high-flying neighbours Goole in the Northern Counties East League premier division at Flaxley Road, writes Tony Curtis. After a tight start to the game the visitors took the lead when a defensive

  • Therapy from garden's David

    GREEN-fingered David Turnbull will be nurturing visitors as well as plants as part of his new role. The Helmsley Walled Garden employee is working as a horticultural therapist at the tourist attraction. Now, thanks to a £600 grant from York Diocese Social

  • Mac could stay up front in final

    FORMER Scarborough defender Mick McNaughton could be asked to carry on striking tonight as Harrogate Town bid to keep hold off the West Riding County FA Cup when they play Farsley Celtic in the final at Woodlesford, Leeds, tonight. McNaughton has scored

  • Jammed helpline blow to benefits

    FAMILIES could be left on the breadline after a helpline for two new tax credits was constantly engaged during the benefit's first week, says a Tadcaster single mum. Sarah Goldsmith, 29, of York Road, Tadcaster, rang the Evening Press to complain about

  • Sadly missed

    WE must add our own tribute to the many being paid to Jack Birch today. Not only did he live through most of York's century of change, he contributed greatly to its social and economic prosperity. Businessman, councillor, magistrate, former Lord Mayor

  • The law is an ass

    WHAT is Britain coming to when it allows thousands of illegal immigrants to enter Britain without passports, and yet all equines will need to have a full passport identification document by the end of December this year? This includes all horses, ponies

  • Need for GM foods

    REGARDING your article "Wish you were here without GM foods", (April 9), we need to double crop production by 2050 to feed nine billion people a more varied diet and on present trends a net global food deficit is projected for as early as 2020. There

  • Give us a chance

    AS a member of the new community policing team I am disappointed that Jeremy Banyard,has chosen to write us off within days of our launch (Letters, April 10). Mr Banyard has apparently misread or misunderstood Ch Insp Harding's comments so let me restate

  • There's no excuse for illegal flytipping

    DR Paul Charlson suggests the limited opening hours of a local landfill site contributed to an increase in flytipping (Letters, April 8). The facility in question is not a landfill site but a household waste site on Beckfield Lane, Acomb. The site is

  • Let-down for city athletes

    I WANT to raise awareness of the plight of the athletes who use York's Huntington Stadium. Not everyone is interested in sport, but most people are concerned with injustice, and the exploitation of a small club. I see no reason why 350 athletes who use

  • Yorkshire cool on overseas addition

    YORKSHIRE have made a bold decision not to rush out and replace the injured Craig White with a second overseas player. Instead, they will let some of their own younger players fight it out to fill the gap caused by the England all-rounder's absence over