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  • The Kills: Keep On Your Mean Side (Domino) HHHH

    AS YOU'D expect from their chosen name, The Kills inhabit a dark world. The duo follow a narrow, lone path through the gloom and do so in some style. The male/female pairing, known as Hotel and VV, create an astounding guitar and bass-drum driven sound

  • The White Stripes, Elephant (XL Recordings) HHHH

    WHAT to make of The White Stripes? How exactly did a duo (who may or may not be brother and sister, husband and wife, divorced couple or all of the above), obsessed with reanimating the bloated corpse of 1970s blues rock, end up with a number one album

  • 'Awesome' Walwyn saluted by Smith

    DENIS Smith, one of York City's most successful managers, today led another bouquet of heartfelt tributes to Keith Walwyn, the club's striking legend, who died this week. The death of Walwyn, who was the second highest goal-scorer in the Minstermen's

  • Raring to go

    THE serious business will begin for the York City Knights tomorrow when they kick off their National League Two campaign against Gateshead Thunder at the Huntington Stadium (6pm). Having been unable to gain some much-needed match practice in pre-season

  • Tea-time kick-off

    THE York City Knights' clash against Gateshead Thunder will kick-off at 6pm as the club look to entice a bumper crowd to the Huntington Stadium to cheer them on in their first-ever league match. The clash has been moved from 3pm to 6pm to accommodate

  • Cut-price tickets

    YORK City Knights are offering fans a chance to see the club in National League Two action at a reduced price. The Knights, who kick off their campaign at Huntington Stadium against Gateshead Thunder tomorrow, have now issued season tickets for the league

  • Homes plan for playing fields

    TWENTY acres of sports pitches used by Nestl Rowntree teams could be sold off and redeveloped with hundreds of high-quality homes. Nestl says Mille Crux Field, in Haxby Road, is underused and should be redesignated in York's Local Plan from recreational

  • Raring to go

    THE serious business will begin for the York City Knights tomorrow when they kick off their National League Two campaign against Gateshead Thunder at the Huntington Stadium (6pm). Having been unable to gain some much-needed match practice in pre-season

  • 'Awesome' Walwyn saluted by Smith

    DENIS Smith, one of York City's most successful managers, today led another bouquet of heartfelt tributes to Keith Walwyn, the club's striking legend, who died this week. The death of Walwyn, who was the second highest goal-scorer in the Minstermen's

  • City fans 'no' to running track

    REMOVAL of the running track is the number one wish of York City supporters ahead of the club's proposed move to Huntington Stadium. Supporters, asked to submit a top-five wish-list of facilities they would like to see included in the redeveloped site

  • Tea-time kick-off

    THE York City Knights' clash against Gateshead Thunder will kick-off at 6pm as the club look to entice a bumper crowd to the Huntington Stadium to cheer them on in their first-ever league match. The clash has been moved from 3pm to 6pm to accommodate

  • Warters confident he can deliver the goods

    TONIGHT cannot come soon enough for 'Jorvik Warrior' Jamie Warters as he gears himself up for his second fight in a fortnight. The York cruiserweight's career has been one plagued by inactivity since he turned professional in 1995, but that is all changing

  • Farewell to Victoria

    SHE was as flamboyant in death as she was in her life. Crowds of curious tourists lined the sunlit streets as a magnificent horse-drawn hearse carried the body of leading York retailer and fashion trailblazer Victoria Bage through the city centre. The

  • Noisy aircraft cases warning

    A HIGH Court damages case over noisy RAF aircraft could set a precedent for North and East Yorkshire sufferers, a Ryedale campaigner said today. Howard Griffiths believes that a £950,000 award to a couple whose lives were ruined by noisy jets could lead

  • Coulson in fine form to take county title

    NEW Earswick Indoor Bowls Club's former England international player Jeanette Coulson was in sparkling form in the Yorkshire Ladies Knockout Singles final at Hornsea. She easily beat Scarborough's current international player Carol McLean 21-7, though

  • Players score on catwalk

    YORK City slickers put their best foot forward - all in the name of fashion. Skipper Chris Brass, strikers Lee Nogan and Jon Parkin were among the City players who made their catwalk debuts at a fundraising fashion show. A number of major fashion retailers

  • Holders power through to next round

    HOLDERS Harrogate made successful first strides in their defence of the Yorkshire Cup rugby union crown as they brushed aside Selby 52-17. Harrogate were leaving nothing to chance as they fielded 13 of their first team squad in the first 40 minutes last

  • Four in row as York keep trophy

    York 'RI' beat Harrogate 11-4 in the fourth annual friendly chess match and lifted the Aubery Spalton Memorial Trophy. York had won all the previous three encounters fairly comfortably, but Harrogate turned up with a strong side and a close contest was

  • Iraqis should build own future - Hope

    THE Archbishop of York, Dr David Hope, today called for power to be handed over to the people of Iraq to enable them to build their own future. Dr Hope, speaking on Radio Four's Thought For the Day, said that there was an "overwhelming agreement" that

  • Jamie weighs in to help new club

    THE 'Jorvik Warrior' Jamie Warters has thrown his weight behind the launch of a new boxing club based out of Canon Lee Primary School. Warters, who is due back in the ring tonight when he faces Phil Day from Daventry at the KC Stadium in Hull, took time

  • Students in on the act

    YOUNG performers from Malton School performed songs from some of the most popular films of recent years. More than 400 students, parents and guests turned up for the performance of A Night At The Movies. Dance acts performed routines from famous films

  • Fosters cheer for Stroughair

    FULFORD'S Richard Stroughair picked up York Conservative Clubs' Fosters Challenge Snooker Cup when he defeated Heworth's Kevin Gall 3-1 in the final at Bootham club. Both played cautiously in the first frame but Gall (receiving 21) led Stroughair (receiving

  • Tall order for New Earswick

    THE highest of high fives faces New Earswick All Blacks if they are to achieve their ambition of promotion from Yorkshire League division one. The club have to win all their remaining five games starting at Pudsey on Saturday to finish in the top three

  • Generous gift is Easter treat for children's ward

    POORLY children at York Hospital were given an Easter treat as part of a fundraising campaign by York Against Cancer. The charity, which is currently running a £200,000 campaign to provide counselling for patients at the hospital's Cancer Care Centre,

  • Families' special needs aid battle

    YORK parents whose children have a range of special needs are campaigning for a hospital-based counselling service to help other families through the shock of diagnosis. Families who attend the Children's Development Centre at York Hospital say that it

  • Saintly focus for the tourist season

    YORK tourism bosses are hoping to draw more British visitors to the city this summer to offset any loss of overseas tourists due to the war in Iraq. York Tourism Bureau has joined a new marketing campaign, Project George, which will run from 23 April

  • Graffiti and ghosts

    PAVEMENT graffiti, a spooky ghost walk and unicycling will be among the activities entertaining the people of Pocklington at this year's Arts Festival. The event, which will see singalongs with Chas and Dave and comedy with Barry Cryer, will run from

  • Pub back on market

    A Valuable land package that includes a former York pub has been thrown back on the property market - after developers missed the deadline to secure its purchase. Dransfield Properties had planned to transform the Frog Hall pub, in Layerthorpe, and part

  • Mammoth task

    ALL those hours watching designers wreak havoc on innocent families' living rooms. All our failed attempts to follow their lead by creating disastrous mock-Gothic radiator covers out of MDF. Now, finally, we have a chance of revenge. We need the new owner

  • Don't hold your breath on flood defences

    I WAS appalled by your report about the delay to the area's much-needed flood defences (April 14). Every year we pay more tax yet it isn't being spent on the things which really matter. Before the General Election Labour promised they would take swift

  • What's Easter all about, anyway?

    BREATHE deeply as you walk into the Monk Bar Chocolatier shop in Goodramgate and you will smell something you couldn't market if you tried. It is the smell of Easter, being created by Ray and Liz Cardy as they work to sate York's desire for dark chocolate

  • Reading between the lines on credit

    City of York Trading Standards Consumer Advice service receive lots of inquiries about credit agreements each month. The increasing number of financial services and products available give consumers a bewildering amount of options to consider. Before

  • Eyes down and looking to win

    STEPHEN LEWIS pops down to York's new Mecca for a taste of Bingo fever... 'SEVEN and eight, 78!" calls Kingsley Hoffman, enunciating the words with public school clarity. In the hall, you could hear a pin drop as 150 heads bend intently over their bingo

  • Meat Loaf, Couldn't Have Said It Better (Mercury) HHH

    This has all the ingredients of classic Meat Loaf: the man himself, Patti Russo singing duets, excellent musicians, the almost-operatic rock songs and a decent writing team. Except this isn't Jim Steinman, instead Nikki Sixx is the big name sharing the

  • Hot Hot Heat, Make Up The Breakdown (Sub Pop/Warner) HHHH

    With a name like this and summer in sight, you'd expect this to be a trite compilation of drive-time beach music. Thankfully, it's not. This US four-piece comes from the box marked punk revival - but these are truer in spirit than most. Comparisons are

  • Athlete, Vehicles And Animals (Parlophone) HHHH

    ATHLETE breeze through this wonderfully melodic debut as smoothly as a hop, skip and a jump. But the development of the Deptford foursome has been far from easy. Originally a trio called Cub, the brave lads backed out on the verge of being signed. They

  • Berwick wins his freedom!

    YORK'S favourite adopted son has been shown the city is 100 per cent behind him. Pantomime dame Berwick Kaler was made an Honorary Freeman after nominations from the Lord Mayor of York, Coun David Horton -and Geordie star Jimmy Nail. Berwick and Jimmy

  • Bungalow without electricity sells for £170,000

    THE gavel dropped and 26 years of memories had taken little more than five minutes to sell. But following the hottest lot of a packed property auction, eccentric Richard Checksfield saw his isolated bungalow - with no electricity - snapped up for £170,000

  • LoudBomb, Long Playing Grooves (Granary Music) HHH

    NOT content to rest on rock laurels and his Husker Du and Sugar accomplishments, Bob Mould is again asking his audience to travel with him along the sonic highway. Long Playing Grooves, his first full-length dance release, is taken from 1999-2001 material

  • Cut-price tickets

    YORK City Knights are offering fans a chance to see the club in National League Two action at a reduced price. The Knights, who kick off their campaign at Huntington Stadium against Gateshead Thunder tomorrow, have now issued season tickets for the league

  • York shops site expansion hope

    HUNDREDS of jobs could be created if ambitious plans to increase business space at Monks Cross are given the green light. But council bosses are on a collision course with parish council chiefs who will fight against moves to create a "quality employment

  • Pocklington's sevens heaven

    TOMORROW'S John Smith Good Friday Pocklington Sevens will kick-off an Easter weekend of rugby at the Percy Road club, writes Tony Curtis. With temperatures set to sore, a bumper crowd is expected to turnout for the 45th Pock Sevens, with a number of the

  • City flats plan blocked

    CONTROVERSIAL plans to turn a former York antiques centre into flats have been thrown out for the second time. Councillors overruled the advice of their own council officers when they unanimously rejected a proposal to convert the property, in The Mount

  • Monkhouse wins York club ladies singles crown

    Commonwealth bronze medallist Amy Monkhouse showed her true class when she won the York and District Indoor Bowls Club's Ladies Singles final, beating last year's winner Melanie Brooke 21-7, writes Ian Clough. Monkhouse won only one of the first four

  • Call to reopen rail lines in the region

    RAILWAY routes in North and East Yorkshire closed since the days of Dr Beeching should be reopened, a new report claims today. Passenger services could be reintroduced on a host of regional railways, including the Malton to Pickering, Harrogate to Ripon

  • Yorkshire knock on Wood

    YORKSHIRE have sprung a surprise move on the eve of the new season by appointing out-of-touch batsman Matthew Wood as first team vice-captain. The news was announced at the club's opening luncheon at Headingley by director of cricket Geoff Cope, who said

  • We're off to the beach

    HEATWAVE sun seekers were soaking up the rays on Scarborough's South Bay as this stretch of coastline received an award for its cleanliness. Excellent standards continued at beaches along the North Yorkshire coast as Seaside Awards were granted to Staithes

  • Town skate park site moves closer

    A LONG-AWAITED skate park in North Yorkshire has come one step closer, but plans for new school car parking spaces have been attacked. Councillors in Easingwold finally agreed a potential site for the skate park agreed with the town's teenagers last year

  • A touch of glass at the Abbey

    STAINED glass windows celebrating Ampleforth Abbey's bi-centenary have been unveiled. Four more windows depicting the life of Our Lady by former Ampleforth student Patrick Reyntiens have been added to his existing Annunciation window. The works were commissioned

  • Wood pots Scruton Cup again

    NEIL Wood won York Conservative Clubs' Scruton Cup individual snooker competition for the fourth time in five years when he defeated his Heworth club colleague Clive Whyte 3-0 in the final at Heworth. Wood produced an exhibition of potting and positional

  • RI take two more steps to title

    York RI look favourites to win men's division one of York Badminton League following recent wins over University Students 'A' (6-3) and Drax 'A' (9-0). Paul Turner and Mike Jones put in a good display for Institute with six wins from six rubbers for a

  • Fears for city skyline

    A LEADING conservation campaign group has called for the skyline from the York Central development site to be properly surveyed before six-storey buildings are approved there. As reported in later editions of Tuesday's Evening Press, the latest draft

  • Cast your vote by post

    NORTH Yorkshire voters can now vote by post - whether or not they can get to the polling station. Postal voting has been available on demand since February 2001. The measure was introduced to raise election turnouts. The Electoral Commission found that

  • Pioneer returns to life in York

    A NINETEENTH-century Methodist pioneer was being brought back to life in York today. Modern-day Methodist minister, the Rev Stephen Hatcher, from Cheshire, is going to walk the streets of York dressed as Hugh Bourne, the founder of Primitive Methodism

  • Lady Pamela reaches century

    A WOMAN who entertained royalty and international politicians as the wife of the vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, was celebrating her 100th birthday at Malton today. Lady Pamela Butterfield's distinguished life has seen her travelling extensively

  • All ready to show

    ENTHUSIASTIC artists are to be in the spotlight this bank holiday weekend. Sheriff Hutton Art Group is to hold its annual exhibition at the village hall on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. More than 100 paintings are expected to be on show, from about

  • Help supply clean water

    SAFE, clean, drinkable water is vital for the survival of women and children in the hot desert that is southern Iraq. With day-time temperatures soaring as high as 37 degrees Celsius and many water facilities badly affected by the fighting that has taken

  • Farm workers' combined 130 years

    MORE than 100 years of farming experience is being celebrated at a York farm. Three workers who have served 130 years between them at an Appleton Roebuck farm are being thanked by their former employers as the last hangs up his boots. Geoffrey Grayson

  • Queen Anne ex-pupils meet again

    A STORY in the Evening Press has led to a group of former Queen Anne Grammar School pupils meeting again for the first time in more than 50 years. Dorothy Marshall, who now lives in America, contacted the Evening Press two years ago to ask if we could

  • Courtroom melodramas

    IT WILL be a wonder if any criminals are getting convicted at present. The courts have been so full of aggrieved celebrities and cheating quiz show contestants, there can hardly have been room to swing a murderer. A public fortune was invested in deciding

  • Compromise on low-flying

    IN the last weeks we have witnessed why RAF pilots need low-flying training. The skills and courage of British and American aircrew played a major part in winning the war in Iraq quickly and with limited casualties. The US pilots' expertise is honed above

  • Geared up for tense countdown

    From a quiet week to a hectic one for York City. We are now halfway through a run of four games in the space of ten days. Our first game after a week's break was at Bootham against Rochdale, which saw a meeting of a few old friends of mine. I played alongside

  • Check out this site

    IN response to Mary Hamilton's letter (April 15), about troublesome behaviour by youths near her house, I recommend a relatively new "neighbours from hell" website which can offer sound practical advice from others who have suffered at the hands of those

  • Just the ticket

    IT'S great to see "bendy buses" on the streets of York, having seen them abroad for many years, (April 14). Let's hope they will cut queuing time. But a better way to do this would be to change the way you pay to ride on a bus. How about multiple-trip

  • Iraq was no threat

    FAR from having weapons of mass destruction, the Iraqis had only weapons of very limited destruction. With no answer to coalition air power and only a few antiquated tanks and ineffectual rocket-propelled grenades to halt coalition armour, Iraqi forces

  • Laughable claim

    CONSERVATIVE local election candidate Jonathan Meehan's assertion that the villagers of Church Fenton owe their two new classrooms and nursery unit to the Tories (April 12) is laughable. Capital spending in schools is funded out of allocations made by

  • Yorkshire knock on Wood

    YORKSHIRE have sprung a surprise move on the eve of the new season by appointing out-of-touch batsman Matthew Wood as first team vice-captain. The news was announced at the club's opening luncheon at Headingley by director of cricket Geoff Cope, who said