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  • Plays get worldwide backing

    THE campaign to save York's Mystery Plays is continuing to win support - from ordinary York residents to an expatriate now living in Canada. Keith Wood says he has been inundated with messages of support since he was asked to investigate whether the plays

  • Up in the air for Elvington

    Europe's longest runway is just outside York. But what is to be done with it? CHRIS TITLEY tries to find out. THE expansion of Elvington airfield would affect a lot of people. High flying business types envisage trade dropping into York via its own airport

  • Wizard of Oz glee for Knights

    YORK City Knights have secured a three-year sponsorship deal with leading Australian-based company Bartercard. Under the new partnership the National League division two side will receive financial support from Bartercard York and also be entitled to

  • Driver held after death crash horror

    A WOMAN died on a North Yorkshire road after the car in which she was travelling crashed into a fence. The accident happened a mile north of Easingwold at about 7.15pm yesterday. The car, a black Mercedes saloon, was travelling north through Easingwold

  • Table-topping bonus for Barbican feast

    CUE sport fans will be getting a bonus at the Travis Perkins UK Snooker Championship in York next month. Eight tables will be used for the first two days of the tournament, which starts on Tuesday, November 18, and tickets for which go on sale on Sunday

  • Health chief quits at troubled trust

    THE chief executive of Selby and York Primary Care Trust (PCT) has resigned - less than nine months after the PCT chairman stepped down in the face of a vote of no confidence in her. Chief executive Dr Sue Ross is leaving after more than two years with

  • Derby duel ends level pegging

    Honours were even as New Earswick and York drew 78-78 in the first derby duel of the season in the Ladies North Eastern League, though the New Earswick Ladies took seven points to York's three after winning three rinks. At Huntington Road, Maureen Wood

  • It's van-tastic

    MULTIPLE Sclerosis victim Judith Hurst was ecstatic today after a well-wisher bought her a van to replace one which had been stolen and trashed. The Evening Press reported recently how Judith had been left housebound when her old van - specially adapted

  • Plays get worldwide backing

    THE campaign to save York's Mystery Plays is continuing to win support - from ordinary York residents to an expatriate now living in Canada. Keith Wood says he has been inundated with messages of support since he was asked to investigate whether the plays

  • Making N Yorks a better place to live

    COUNCIL bosses are set to give themselves a host of tight targets in a bid to make life better and safer for people in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire County Council is proposing that dozens of "key performance indicators" should be established to check

  • We have our own code of conduct

    THE behaviour of Premiership footballers has dominated the news this week. I am a big believer in the adage 'you are innocent until proven guilty' and I do think people are being pre-judged by the media before all the facts have come out. It is difficult

  • Clifton's seven-up ascent

    CLIFTON FC moved to joint top of division one of the York Sunday Afternoon League with an impressive 7-1 win over Clifton Rangers. On target were Moynihan (2), Butler, D Phillips, Beck, Paxton and goalkeeper M Phillips, the latter's total now three in

  • Eight's great for Popp

    POPPLETON lead division one of the York Mitchell Sports League after beating hosts Selby Olympia 'A'. Nick Thompson and Alex Fowler both scored a brace of goals with George Chambers, Adam Ferguson, Sam Hope and an own goal boosting their tally. Jordan

  • The Handsome Family, Singing Bones (Loose) ****

    DON'T judge a book by the cover, the clich goes, but it would be wholly sensible to judge The Handsome Family by their song titles. The Bottomless Hole... Dry Bones... The Song Of A Hundred Toads... this is not the stuff of an S Club singsong. Instead

  • Natural Resonance, Various (Heavy Recordings) ***

    THIS isn't an album, this is a birthing right. Heavy Recordings is a new label based in York, and Natural Resonance is its first-born, a collection of the best singer-songwriters the city has to offer. Fuelled by a frustration with flash-in-the-pan pop

  • Mostly Autumn, Passengers (Classic Rock Legends) ****

    MOSTLY Autumn have been unkindly dubbed "Mostly Awful" by their detractors for being trapped in the 1970s, aping acts long since fossilised into rock dinosaurs. But the York band, whose influences include Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Rainbow and early Genesis

  • The Chemical Brothers, Singles 93-03 (Virgin) ****

    IT would be a shame if when the nostalgia industry gets stuck into the 1990s, the decade was only remembered for retro Britpop bands and the stage-managed playground spats between Blur and Oasis. It was also a time when a wave of artists who were first

  • What a cop flop it was

    THE great New Earswick crime-busting experiment did not merely fail, it flopped spectacularly. Crime went up. Fear of crime went up. No wonder it was abandoned months early. Today the author of a report into the flop described the scheme as "well-intentioned

  • Offensive old books

    AMONG the books on sale to bibliophiles at the recent PBFA Book Fair at the Barbican Centre in York was a fine copy of Nelson Mandela's Long Walk To Freedom for £600. Also on sale were a number of children's books about golliwogs and, on prominent display

  • Praise for doctors

    OVER the past ten years I have attended many departments of York Hospital, both as an in-patient and out-patient, and have been treated with kindness, respect and thoughtfulness by all staff. Similarly, I have attended Heworth Green Surgery frequently

  • Turkish anger

    YOUR headline, "England fans face jaws of hell" (October 1) and last week's headline in a similar vein, not only did not represent the sentiments of the people travelling to Turkey to see the football match, it was deeply insulting to many people. These

  • School gets £1.4m for new buildings

    EDUCATION chiefs have approved a £1.4 million extension to build new technology and library space at Tadcaster Grammar School. The 1,659-pupil school has recently been awarded status as a business and enterprise college, which is expected to increase

  • Teen age power

    New Earswick All Blacks Rugby League Club under-14s bounced back to winning ways with an impressive 54-4 victory over visitors Kippax. Tries came at regular intervals through Alex Redhead (2), Andrew Jackson (2), Chris Young (2), Jack Sinclair, Sean McCarthur

  • Where there's a Will thrills Heworth

    BACK walking tall are Heworth after they broke their Arriva Trains Conference division two duck inspired by Will Neary. The 6ft. 6in. tall prop Neary was at the heart of the villagers' 28-18 triumph over Millom. Not only did it accord the first points

  • Merrier at Morley

    YORK Rugby Union Club's youth section fielded six teams for the Ken Habergham Rugby Festival at Morley and came home with three tournament victories. The winning trio of Clifton Park sides were at Under-11, U9 and U8 level. For the U11s, the Yorkshire

  • Siege bill shock on family's squabble

    A SQUABBLE between two York brothers over whose turn it was to use the internet sparked a major armed police operation costing taxpayers thousands of pounds. The incident led to a two-hour siege involving armed officers with automatic weapons, dogs and

  • It's a City coup

    YORK City boss Chris Brass today made good his pledge to draft in fresh blood by signing Premiership starlet Craig Dove from Middlesbrough. The England Under-20 international has signed on a month's loan from the Riverside and will be added to the City

  • Beat bobby fails to cut crime fears

    CRIME analysts found an experiment to bring a community bobby to New Earswick was flawed in one major respect - there was a massive gulf between public expectation and what the police could deliver. Bosses at the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust were told

  • Wizard of Oz glee for Knights

    YORK City Knights have secured a three-year sponsorship deal with leading Australian-based company Bartercard. Under the new partnership the National League division two side will receive financial support from Bartercard York and also be entitled to

  • York races towards attendance record

    YORK Racecourse is set to smash its previous record attendance for a season tomorrow. As a three-day meeting began today, course bosses revealed that the current best of 265,183 paying punters, set in 2001, was "almost certain" to be beaten. The total

  • Eight's great for Popp

    POPPLETON lead division one of the York Mitchell Sports League after beating hosts Selby Olympia 'A'. Nick Thompson and Alex Fowler both scored a brace of goals with George Chambers, Adam Ferguson, Sam Hope and an own goal boosting their tally. Jordan

  • Our graffiti misery

    RESIDENTS and businesses in the Fishergate and Hull Road areas of York are facing costly repair bills following an onslaught of unsightly graffiti. A wave of graffiti "tags" - the logos graffiti pests use to mark their "work" - have appeared on the sides

  • Where there's a Will thrills Heworth

    BACK walking tall are Heworth after they broke their Arriva Trains Conference division two duck inspired by Will Neary. The 6ft. 6in. tall prop Neary was at the heart of the villagers' 28-18 triumph over Millom. Not only did it accord the first points

  • School gets £1.4m for new buildings

    EDUCATION chiefs have approved a £1.4 million extension to build new technology and library space at Tadcaster Grammar School. The 1,659-pupil school has recently been awarded status as a business and enterprise college, which is expected to increase

  • It's a City coup

    YORK City boss Chris Brass today made good his pledge to draft in fresh blood by signing Premiership starlet Craig Dove from Middlesbrough. The England Under-20 international has signed on a month's loan from the Riverside and will be added to the City

  • What a lot of bobbies

    PUT bobbies back on the beat is the cry every time worries about crime arise. Once there was a golden era when all crime was prevented by a clip round the ear from a stern but avuncular local policeman. This has always struck me as a fond illusion, but

  • Town take the points

    HARROGATE Town moved up to fourth place in the UniBond League premier division table after winning 2-0 at Whitby last night. The Wetherby Road men are now level on points with third-placed Barrow and only four points behind league leaders Alfreton Town

  • Unkle, Never, Never Land (Island Records) **

    Of course Unkle is not a band in a proper sense, but a collection of people who have gravitated to the same clever, clever corner at London/Brighton music scene parties. James Lavelle is the thread that binds. He linked record visionary DJ Shadow with

  • Limp Bizkit, Results May Vary (Interscope Records) ***

    FRED Durst doesn't know who he wants to be any more. Unnerved by the nu-metal meltdown, Results May Vary finds him clamouring for a new audience and fighting to keep his old one. Four songs in and you wouldn't know it. The testosterone-fuelled single

  • Racing certainty

    IN racing terms, we are all set for a fantastic finish. Tomorrow should see a new attendance record set at York Racecourse, smashing the previous best of 265,000. People cannot get enough of the Ascot of the North. Jockeys and other racing professionals

  • Can car company take away our vehicle?

    IN this month's York & District Citizen's Advice Bureau monthly advice column, we take a look at some common money problems. Q. My husband is off work with a bad back. We bought a car on HP seven months ago and have already missed two payments. Can

  • My ideas for homes

    THANK you for highlighting the radical housing ideas to be considered by members of the council's housing scrutiny board (September 30). I would, however, like to point out that this topic was raised for scrutiny by myself. Coun Mark Hill, of the Green

  • Patch-work guilt

    WHEN is our police force going to 'stand up and be counted'? Another handbag snatch occurred on the Acomb-Dringhouses border at 11.45am last Wednesday morning. My friend, a middle-aged woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis and yet still manages two

  • Good deeds by pupils earn words of thanks

    I WOULD like to express my gratitude to the young people from the schools around the Bootham area for their kindness to an old lady who I am helping to look after. This lady is very forgetful and goes out without money. It has come to my notice that on

  • Tim has just the Fellow to score - 09/10/03

    Flighty Fellow, who has proved a model of consistency this season, can get back on the winning trail in the feature race at York tomorrow. The three-year-old, trained at Great Habton by Tim Easterby, who likes nothing better than saddling winners on his