• Yorkshire hope to fast-track Yuvraj

    YORKSHIRE are still planning for their 'invisible man' - new overseas signing Yuvraj Singh - to make his debut in the Championship match against Glamorgan which begins at Headingley tomorrow. The 21-year-old Indian left-hander, who will probably go in

  • Give Euro the elbow

    There's no point in Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith calling for a referendum on Britain joining the Euro if our unpatriotic, federal Europe-loving Prime Minister has already signed us up to the European Constitution being planned by that unholy

  • Shops should pull together

    A MONTH into York's late-night shopping experiment, and the results are discouraging. Retailers have reported slow trade on Thursday evenings. Some city shoppers do not know stores stay open until 8pm once a week, as our random survey discovered. This

  • Spa water bottlers have a spring in their step

    A SLOW drip of success is turning into a torrent for Harrogate Spa Water. The firm, which recently became a world's best by scooping a gold medal at the prestigious Berkely Springs International Water Tasting Awards in West Virginia in the US, has struck

  • Sage knows its onions

    A CORPORATE software provider based in Pocklington is celebrating record sales only weeks after introducing a bold new marketing policy. VMS, the Sage specialist on the Pocklington Industrial Estate, has just completed more than 150 deals in less than

  • Ice cream scoop!

    HOW about a DIY ice cream dispenser next to the water machine in the office? Judging by the reaction of the office worker in our picture: Yum. Is that just a vision? A case of putting the sigh into sci fi? No, it's here. It's now. And the machine is being

  • Gwyneth's wild about the West

    AN INTREPID York widow is set to saddle up and ride into the sunset on a Wild West trail. Gwyneth Harwood, 67, from Clifton, a former city magistrate for 20 years, is preparing for her eighth such adventure after catching the cowboy bug when she turned

  • Theatregoers given a taste of what's in store

    GUMBOOT dancing from South Africa, a trip to Copacabana and a spot of classic English literature are among the shows expected to wow York audiences this summer. The Grand Opera House, in York, held a variety show to give theatre-goers a taste of what's

  • Been there, bought the T-shirt!

    A STRING of amazing coincidences has led to a T-shirt from a York primary school being brought back to the city after ending up in Africa. David Bell, from Wigginton, was in Togo, West Africa, teaching at a school when he stumbled upon a T-shirt from

  • New ambulance chief

    A NEW chief executive has been appointed to Tees East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (TENYAS). Jayne Barnes CBE, 43, who lives in Wetherby, will begin her new role on June 1, taking over from caretaker chief executive Trevor Molton, who

  • Gulf veteran hails cadets

    YORK CADETS listened to fighting talk from returning Royal Marine Corporal Robert Barnett. Army cadets aged between 12 and 18 watched as Robert demonstrated first-aid and resuscitation on a dummy, before sharing his experiences of war. Robert, 23, who

  • Late-night shops promotion 'a flop'

    NOT enough is being done to promote late-night shopping in York, residents claim. City centre retailers have reported disappointing results since they began staying open until 8pm every Thursday. A meeting is planned between traders, tourist chiefs and

  • Lord Mayor in plea for foster parents

    YORK'S outgoing Lord Mayor has made a special plea to find foster homes for teenagers in the city. Coun David Horton, who recently hosted a reception to highlight the work already done by York's existing foster carers, said: "I recognise that foster carers

  • The tapeworm was this long!

    EVER wanted to know why Edward ll once named medieval York the filthiest city in England? This weekend, the Countess of Strathearn, played by Shona Griffiths, pictured above, will show visitors to Clifford's Tower just how disgusting the city actually

  • House price rise slowing down

    THE rise in Yorkshire's house prices slowed last month, new figures reveal today. But the region continued to buck the national trend, as elsewhere in the country prices actually fell for the third month running. The latest survey of England and Wales

  • Pitts keeps cool head

    THE Hunters Estate Agent York and District Senior League Under 21-side had a three-wicket victory over the Pontefract League at Ackworth. They will meet the winners of the game between the Central Yorkshire and Doncaster Leagues in the next round on June

  • Prison for shoplifter who stabbed detective in arm

    A SHOPLIFTER who stabbed a store detective at the end of a chase through York city centre has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Security staff from several shops joined in the pursuit as Alan Peter Broadhurst, 31, fled with stolen DVDs from Border's

  • Swansong!

    SQUATTERS sang songs as they gave up control of their Rainbow Peace Hotel today, after 32 days of colourful antics within the eyesore York building. A dozen occupiers piled furniture, bicycles, cooking equipment and other personal possessions outside

  • It's fine to be measly

    AS HECKLES go, it wasn't one of his best. But it was definitely one of his most surreal; like Spike Milligan only without the medication. The bride's father - yes, the Munchkin was heckling at a wedding - had just begun to wax lyrical about his beautiful

  • Political football

    OF all the hollow sounds in the world the most dismaying has to be that of political expediency. It is a noise usually of empty vessels, spouting forth for the sake of politicking, vote-attracting, or simply hanging on to a position of power. Now it is

  • Self-help lunch bunch

    I RECENTLY attended the annual buffet lunch of the local National Farmers Union branch. Apart from the weather, which was indifferent, it was a superb occasion. The hosts are fortunate in that they have a suitable building convenient for their farmhouse

  • Fariy tale

    A LITTLE York girl who has battled since birth against spina bifida, enjoyed a fairytale treat today when she met a real Princess. Three-year-old Millie Oulton presented a posy of flowers during a visit by the Princess Royal to Imphal Barracks in Fulford

  • For a piece of heaven, dump life's rubbish

    WHAT a joy it was to read the letter from the (rightly) anonymous 71 year-old contributor enjoying a passionate private life in their autumnal years (May 17). I am approaching 50 and have found a little piece of heaven on this troubled planet. For what

  • Great sports

    CONGRATULATIONS to the Evening Press for the coverage it gives week after week to those active members of our community who play sport to help others. Your coverage of The Race For Life and St Peter's fund-raising efforts at the 10km run has meant a great

  • No fee for Yorkies

    I LIVED in York, on and off, for 13 years but have now settled on Australia's Gold Coast. I frequently used to pop into the Minster to enjoy its beauty and peace and quiet. I appreciate the upkeep of the Minster must be enormous, and agree people outside

  • When being afraid becomes a dreadful compulsion

    WHAT is it that really, heart-stoppingly scares you? I don't mean things that go bump in the night or your own personal pet hates. I mean the things that set your heart racing in terror, break you out in cold, garden-sprinkler sweats of panic and leave

  • Winning chance for valiant York battler - 20/05/03

    Colonel Cotton, who looked an unlucky loser at York last week, turns out at Goodwood tomorrow in search of quick compensation. The Baker Tilly Handicap over six furlongs, the opening race on the televised card, is the target for Neville Callaghan's sprinter

  • The right decision

    TEACHERS and parents have criticised the Standard Assessment Tests for seven year olds for the very good reason that they are daft. The value of a formal national examination for such young children is extremely dubious. Results can be skewered by something

  • House builder nets award

    YORK-BASED Persimmon Homes has been voted best residential developer for the entire Yorkshire region at the Variety Club Property Awards, beating off competition from Cala Homes and Crosby Homes. The category was sponsored by Barclays Bank, and land director

  • Shop empire grows and grows

    NORTHERN Electric's Clifton Moor-based store empire has become the fourth largest electrical retailer in the UK, with the acquisition of Shop Electric of Northern Ireland. The nine-month-old Northern Retail Limited, whose HQ is in the Clifton Moor Centre

  • Sponsors wanted for college venture

    URGENT message to 200 heads of companies in the York area - help us to create York's first college dedicated to producing the region's best business brains for the future. That is the plea which has gone out in a letter from Burnholme Community College

  • Burst of colour for show

    MORE than £1,000 worth of blooms will be on display at a North Yorkshire flower show next month. Members of Malton and District Flower Club are staging the charity event at St Michael's parish church in Malton. Money raised will go towards the church's

  • Sarah's book first

    schoolgirl Sarah Bannister has become a successful author at the age of only 11. As well as all but selling out with her first book of short stories, Sarah has raised more than £100 for the British Heart Foundation. The enterprise by Sarah, a pupil at

  • Get on the beat for record attempt

    DRUMMERS, actual and aspiring, are being asked to take their sticks in hand and be part of a record-breaking exercise at a youth festival in Tadcaster this summer. Organisers of the Youth Arts Festival are hoping that 3,000 people will take part in a

  • Doubt over plans to cut speed

    ROAD safety plans unveiled to Norton's residents have been criticised as a waste of money by the town's mayor. The scheme would put speed cushions, mini roundabouts and safety chicanes into the Beverley Road and Langton Road areas, which are notorious

  • Every picture tells a story

    AN unlikely new exhibition opens at a country hall deep in rural Yorkshire tomorrow. Jimi Hendrix and Oasis will be some of the famous names jostling for position when Rock Icons opens at Nunnington Hall, near Helmsley. Gered Mankowitz, the former Rolling

  • Lottery grant for hall

    A YORK village is set to receive a new community centre - thanks to a National Lottery grant. Heworth Without Community Centre Association, has been awarded £210,108, by the National Lottery's Community Fund, to pull down the current centre and construct

  • We've had our fill

    YET another petrol filling station in York is to shut. The closure of Total's Bristow garage, in Fulford Road, will leave local motorists facing a two-mile round journey to fill up at the nearest remaining station in Fulford. It is just the latest in

  • Pupils off to a flying start

    PUPILS at an East Yorkshire primary school got off to a flying start at their first trampolining contest. Members of the trampolining teams at Pocklington's Lyndhurst School, feeder school to the town's boarding school, Pocklington School, bounced to

  • Car park barrier blunder hits town's race-day trade

    A ROW has erupted over coach parking in Tadcaster after council officers failed to honour a promise to remove barriers at the Britannia car park for York race week. Coun Jean Ashton contacted the Evening Press to express her anger that a special protocol

  • York food lab proves it can help sufferers

    STAFF at a York laboratory were celebrating today after scientists proved their food intolerance test could bring real health benefits to sufferers from the chronic condition irritable bowel syndrome. Research results delivered to the American Gastroenterological

  • Evernett nets double

    TANG Hall Spartans took maximum points in the Roy Thorpe-sponsored walk over the five-lap (6.7miles) Fulfordgate circuit. Paul Evernett stole the show on his league debut, clocking 54mins 9secs. Team-mate Barry Watkinson was second. Third spot went to

  • Postal campaign comes to York

    A DRIVE to retain Post Office services by offering advice to benefit claimants is set to arrive in York. The Post Office Carry on Collecting Campaign, aims to advise benefit claimants how they can continue to collect their benefits, in cash, free of charge

  • Slick Corner strikes it Rich

    RICH Corner registered an outstanding 12-dart York Phoenix Open League game for Bay Horse 'A' against Phoenix. He scored 140, 140, 120 and 121 finish and was well supported by Allan Galley's 20 darts. The highlight for Phoenix in a 6-3 defeat saw Wendy

  • Little Sing event proves a big success

    YOUNG songbirds from six York and North Yorkshire primary schools brought harmony to their friends and families for the York Music Live Festival. Children aged between five and seven sang at the Tempest Anderson Hall, as part of City of York Council's

  • Phoenix's Clair rises to occasion

    PHOENIX'S Clair Cooper included two tons and shot out on 154 (treble 20, treble 18, double 20) for 21 darts in York John Smith's Ladies League division one. Sandra Bruce replied in 23 for Independent and at 3-3 Maggie Tottie-Janice Davies edged it. However

  • City of York girls fall at final hurdle

    CITY of York Hockey Club Under-15 girls were unable to find form in the National Plate competition, losing 5-1 to Leicester Fyffe. York started brightly after they made the initial move into the opposition half but soon lost control of the game. With

  • Judge slam CPS over 'weak' cases

    YORK'S top judge has accused the city and county's prosecutors of pressing charges on poor evidence. The Honorary Recorder of York, Judge Paul Hoffman, was speaking after a jury acquitted 20-year-old Neil Richard Chappell of rape. The only evidence against

  • Beckham backs charity auction

    A YORK couple will mark the second anniversary of their son's death by raising thousands of pounds for a children's cancer charity. And David Beckham is lending a helping hand by giving them a signed computer game to sell during a charity auction. Stephen

  • Bubwith's surge comes to an end

    BUBWITH have lost their first game in the IT Sports York and District Mixed Tennis League for several seasons. They have shot up through the divisions but were finally edged out 56-52 by Stillington in division two. Paul Blackett and Jill Schofield were

  • Norman gets Acorn top man award

    YORK Acorn Rugby League Club first team second rower Dave Norman scooped the players' player of the year award at their end of season presentation awards ceremony. The awards were handed out by the Castleford Tigers Super League duo of loose-forward Ryan

  • All Blacks playing two finals in as many days

    NEW Earswick All Blacks Rugby League Club face the daunting task of playing two finals in the space of two days. Thir cup success this season has earned them the right to battle it out for both the Accident Cup and the White Rose Trophy. However, a quirk

  • Duggleby's challenge

    NORTH Yorkshire's Emma Duggleby was back on the trophy trail today. Just days after her narrow defeat in the final of the Yorkshire County championships, Malton and Norton Golf Club's Duggleby was among the band of favourites for the English Close Amateur

  • Yorkshire hope to fast-track Yuvraj

    YORKSHIRE are still planning for their 'invisible man' - new overseas signing Yuvraj Singh - to make his debut in the Championship match against Glamorgan which begins at Headingley tomorrow. The 21-year-old Indian left-hander, who will probably go in

  • Released City players read of their fate

    A QUARTET of York City players have spoken of their 'shock' over the handling of the news that would not be offered new contracts. The Evening Press revealed on Thursday that the out-of-contract eight of Chris Smith, Lee Nogan, Gary Hobson, Christian

  • Workmen 'conned York OAP out of £20,000

    WORKMEN conned a 76-year-old Acomb man out of more than £20,000, a jury at York Crown Court was told. David Hall, prosecuting, alleged that Anthony Robert Turner and Downes Alexander Aislabie exaggerated the value of the paving they were laying on Thomas

  • Council deny back tracking

    THE City of York Council came under more pressure today amid fresh claims the authority was reneging on an agreement to relocate the running track at Huntington Stadium. The York Socialist Alliance attacked the council's ruling Liberal Democrat group

  • Released City players read of their fate

    A QUARTET of York City players have spoken of their 'shock' over the handling of the news that would not be offered new contracts. The Evening Press revealed on Thursday that the out-of-contract eight of Chris Smith, Lee Nogan, Gary Hobson, Christian

  • The leaving of York Minster

    The Dean of York the Very Reverend Raymond Furnell retires on Sunday. He spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS about his thoughts and feelings on leaving York. THE DEAN of York doesn't seem worried that he may be remembered as the man who, with almost his last act in

  • Now it's personal

    Maxine Gordon discovers that you don't need to be rich and famous to have a personal shopper... CELEBRITIES wouldn't be without their personal shopper. Being too busy and too famous to mix with the hoi polloi on the high street, they rely on trusted fashion