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  • Fishy advice on our diets

    THERE was a time when eggs were bad for you. Now they're good. Carrots were always good for you - is it supersonic eyesight or hairs on your chest that they give you? - but in excess apparently they can kill you. If you absorb all the food advice around

  • 'Bombs' blast phone boxes

    FIREWORKS mayhem reached a frightening new level in York at the weekend when vandals blew apart three telephone boxes in massive late-night explosions. A man suffered leg injuries when a phone box in Tang Hall Lane was ripped to pieces in the early hours

  • Right proper defeat

    SHORN of no less than five props for a variety of reasons, York RUFC suffered a 23-13 North 2 East defeat at Bridlington. The visitors had the better chances to win, but, in truth, Bridlington were the better side, led by the half-back duo of Neil Arton

  • Jon joy as City aim to get grip

    JON Parkin could be in line for his first start of the season tomorrow with York City chief Chris Brass promising to make changes for the trip to Halifax Town. In the wake of Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Mansfield, which saw City slip back to tenth in the

  • Pock pack plenty of power

    Pocklington gave a below-par performance but it was still good enough to defeat Wath-on-Dearne 43-11 at Percy Road. The hosts have become used to running in big scores in recent weeks, but they were slow to get into their stride on Saturday and had to

  • Stumble for Harrogate

    Doncaster produced their first National League division two victory of the season when toppling below-par Harrogate 29-23. Harrogate started well and took a six-point lead within the first ten minutes with two well-struck penalties from fly half Lee Cholewa

  • Acorn set watermark

    YORK Acorn returned to winning ways in the National Conference Second Division with an emphatic 34-10 home win over Waterhead. Of the 17 Acorn players on show, 15 were home-grown talent produced by the club's youth system. Despite being twice behind in

  • Malt's magic resilience

    EXCELLENT team spirit ensured Malton and Norton gained second spot in Yorkshire 1 after a gritty 27-23 win at Keighley. The first real opening came the way of Keighley after 15 minutes when a poor Malton clearance led to a raid by the home inside centre

  • Double up for in-form Selby

    Selby claimed a double at Dinnington this season. After a narrow 39-33 win in the Intermediate Cup last month, Selby were 33-22 victors second time around. Playing down the slope in the first half, Selby took the lead in the first minute with a Toby Pemberton

  • Right proper defeat

    SHORN of no less than five props for a variety of reasons, York RUFC suffered a 23-13 North 2 East defeat at Bridlington. The visitors had the better chances to win, but, in truth, Bridlington were the better side, led by the half-back duo of Neil Arton

  • Readers rally to help widow

    EVENING Press readers are rallying round a war widow who was robbed of her life savings by a heartless conwoman. The plight of 87-year-old Ellen Shepherd touched the hearts of our readers, some of whom were so shocked by the callousness of the theft that

  • Home is where false start is

    York RI's generosity was evident again as they allowed Moortown a 20-18 Yorkshire Three victory that should have been theirs. A Dave Sowray try, converted by Richard Lightwing, after only ten minutes was the only reward for constant home pressure that

  • Balloon landing report

    A HOT-AIR balloon which got into difficulty near pylon wires at Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, bounced 20 feet into the air when it was forced to make a hard landing. A report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch revealed that a drop in wind prevented

  • Warning as fireworks go on sale

    FIREWORKS go on sale in the UK today, but parents are being warned to be wary of the dangers. The Department of Trade and Industry has issued the warning, after 177 people were injured by fireworks in Yorkshire and the North last year. The move also follows

  • Buy-to-let boom helping tenants

    THE rush to snap up buy-to-let properties in York as a pension investment has left tenants better off with better maintained houses and stable rents, according to York letting agents. But a glut of two-bedroom flats in the market has left owners looking

  • Decisive double strike

    JUST two premier division games were possible due to Senior Cup action and Malton Bacon Factory took full advantage with a 3-1 home win over Nestl Rowntree to move four points clear at the top. Nigel Allen opened their account in the 15th minute but Steve

  • Jon joy as City aim to get grip

    JON Parkin could be in line for his first start of the season tomorrow with York City chief Chris Brass promising to make changes for the trip to Halifax Town. In the wake of Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Mansfield, which saw City slip back to tenth in the

  • Decisive double strike

    JUST two premier division games were possible due to Senior Cup action and Malton Bacon Factory took full advantage with a 3-1 home win over Nestl Rowntree to move four points clear at the top. Nigel Allen opened their account in the 15th minute but Steve

  • Decisive double strike

    JUST two premier division games were possible due to Senior Cup action and Malton Bacon Factory took full advantage with a 3-1 home win over Nestl Rowntree to move four points clear at the top. Nigel Allen opened their account in the 15th minute but Steve

  • Graffiti menace

    YOUR news item over graffiti (October 9) again highlights two major concerns: the ineffectiveness of the local police to prevent the ever-increasing rise in vandalism generall; and the lack of respect for people and their property amongst a sector of

  • Robert can be a star at Ayr - 13/10/03

    RYEDALE jockey Robert Winston, who is enjoying a fine season, can play a starring role at Ayr tomorrow. He teams-up with Collier Hill in the Dawn Group Showcase Handicap and can steer the top-weight to victory for North Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank

  • Kind readers

    IT was the sort of story which makes people despair at the wickedness of their fellow man. Ellen Shepherd, 87, withdrew £1,500, saved over many years from her war widow's pension, to spend on a holiday. Shortly after returning home with the cash, it was

  • Itchy and scratchy

    STEPHEN LEWIS takes advice on how to outwit the nits. IT is never nice to discover that your child has head lice. Maria Fooks still recalls with a shudder finding the small brown insects crawling in her daughter India's hair. It was a year ago, when India

  • Acorn set watermark

    YORK Acorn returned to winning ways in the National Conference Second Division with an emphatic 34-10 home win over Waterhead. Of the 17 Acorn players on show, 15 were home-grown talent produced by the club's youth system. Despite being twice behind in

  • Mansfield 2, York City 0

    YORK City's travel sickness continues. After starting the season with a winning bug which included two promising away wins, City are struggling to find their feet on foreign soil. Despite the scorelines being the same, the performance at Field Mill was

  • Blaze house's five alarms not working

    FIREFIGHTERS called to a house fire in Acomb, York, discovered five smoke alarms in the detached property - but a fire service spokesman said none of them had working batteries. Fire crews rescued a 48-year-old man from the house, in Hamilton Drive East

  • Pock pack plenty of power

    Pocklington gave a below-par performance but it was still good enough to defeat Wath-on-Dearne 43-11 at Percy Road. The hosts have become used to running in big scores in recent weeks, but they were slow to get into their stride on Saturday and had to

  • College aid shipped to Ghana

    YORK College students have been putting in some extra hours to help a training college in Ghana. A tutor at the college, Philip Waterworth, is working at the Abura Vocational Training Institute in Ghana with the VSO. He has persuaded staff and students

  • College looks back on year

    SUCCESSES and milestones in 12 months at Askham Bryan College were looked back on by the principal, Professor Gareth Rees, at the college's annual prizegiving. Hundreds of students received a range of awards at Saturday's ceremony, attended by Sally Robinson

  • City trials for new 'asbestos lung' aid

    VICTIMS of York's asbestos timebomb are taking part in trials of new types of chemotherapy, which may offer sufferers fresh hope. Scores of people who inhaled deadly asbestos dust while working at York Carriageworks have gone on over the years to develop

  • Improved display

    YORK City's youth team are still searching for their first win of the season but gave a much improved display when they lost 3-1 at Preston North End in the first round of the Youth Alliance League Cup. First year trainee Michael Staley scored what proved

  • Pikes' four-ward roll

    PICKERING Town won their fourth successive Northern Counties East League premier division game by beating plucky ten-man Harrogate Railway 2-0. Skipper James Drinkall fired the Pikes in front midway through the second half but Steve Brown's men had to

  • High-five revel thrills Thorpe

    Division one side Thorpe United provided the shock of the day in the League Senior Cup as they thrashed Premier outfit Wigginton Black Horse 5-0 with goals from Adam Garner, Chris Smith, Gavin Clamp, James Tweedy and Shane Singleton. Hamilton Panthers

  • Adam is a telling Fella

    Adam Fella hit the goals as Osbaldwick beat Bishopthorpe 2-0 in Reserve 'A', while Kartiers recorded the same winning margin at South Bank. Huntington Rovers just managed to overcome Copmanthorpe in Reserve 'B'. Andrew Manns headed an equaliser to cancel

  • Look here for racing's roots

    AS another York racing season comes to an end, we are left to ask: what other attraction could draw a quarter of a million people to the city? Not even the Pope managed that, although to be fair the 210,000 people who came to see him on Knavesmire 21

  • Losing the land

    ON York's Malton Road, CD Bramell's request to expand its workshops and showrooms was rejected as "inappropriate as they would mean the loss of green belt land" and Coun Janet Greenwood said: "York should keep hold of every bit of green belt" (September

  • Terror of fireworks

    FOLLOWING many recent comments in the Press about fireworks, here is what happened to my daughter. Five years ago she was seriously injured from a stray firework and now the sound of fireworks terrifies her and us. Every year, from about October 1, we

  • Fear of crime is real and not to be mocked

    YOUR columnist Julian Cole turns his vitriol on the subject of 'bobbies on the beat' (October 9). This subject generated four separate items, on pages one, three and six. The tone of your editorial comment and that of your columnist will have, no doubt

  • Catch these bin bombers

    CHILDREN have been playing with fire for years. The more foolhardy youngsters cannot resist letting off bangers or other small fireworks in the run-up to November 5, as every hospital casualty nurse knows. What we are witnessing this year is something