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  • Club's sorry state

    Born in Leeds 56 years ago, I am a Leeds United supporter. My club is bottom of the Premiership, could be relegated next May, and is over £50 million in debt. How depressing. Fortunately, I live in York so things could be ten times worse. York City FC

  • North's the way

    York City Ladies FC will be seeking to return to winning ways when they entertain North Ferriby on Sunday in the Yorkshire and Humberside League premier division. The City ranks go into the game deflated by a 3-1 defeat away to Bradford City WFC. York

  • CB glee at last

    CB United ended their 18-month wait for a York & District Sunday League victory in a 12-goal thriller at Cedarwood. Braces from top scorer Rich Mills and Keith Potter helped secure a 7-5 division two victory with Dave Thomson, Polish striker Stefan

  • Make ID cards free

    THE debate about ID cards will rage on and the Government will eventually get its own way. They usually do by fair means or foul. What upsets and annoys me is that when they finally bully us all into carrying a piece of plastic to prove our existence,

  • I apologise...

    I SHOULD like to offer my unreserved apology, on behalf of the environmental services department of City of York Council, for the approach for payment to remove a charity recycling skip for the Festival Of Remembrance on November 2. We appreciate that

  • Brown left blue by Wood's red fate

    FORMER York City striker Mark Wood will start a five-week ban this weekend when Pickering Town entertain Mickleover Sports. Wood was sent off in the Pikes' second match of the season for foul and abusive language and will now be missing for a key period

  • Lawless times

    LIKE the rest of the law-abiding citizens of York, I am disgusted with the breakdown of law and order in our city. We have been assured by our MP time and again that he is there to represent the opinions of the people of York. Well, let him do so by telling

  • Odd? These weirdos really Tyke the biscuit

    Think you know everything about North Yorkshire? See how many of these curiosities - culled by CHRIS TITLEY from a new book - ring a bell. Strangest animal lover As eccentric Lumley Kettlewell had barricaded his house in Bolton Percy near Tadcaster, he

  • Coach firm comes to rescue of stranded pupils

    SCHOOL pupils breathed a collective sigh of relief after their week-long adventure trip was saved thanks to a speedy coach firm. More than 150 Year Seven Manor CE School students waited patiently with their parents outside the school in Boroughbridge

  • Brother's kidney hope for Mandy

    A YORK man is preparing to give his ill sister the precious gift of a better life by donating one of his kidneys to her. Andrew Boldison, 43, of Pottery Lane, York, has just one more medical test to pass before he can donate one of his kidneys to his

  • Fire pay strike warning

    A SENIOR York firefighter today warned that fire crews were on the brink of new industrial action over pay. Leading firefighter Jeff Morrow, based at York, said crews were considering walking out for short periods. Mr Morrow, who resigned as a Fire Brigades

  • Prop idol Craig to stay a Knights big-hitter

    POWER-PACKED prop Craig Forsyth has re-pledged his allegiance to York City Knights and immediately set himself a short-term goal - to get fellow front-rower Rich Hayes to re-sign too. Forsyth, who has just turned 33, put pen to paper on a one-year deal

  • Council chief says sorry over Festival

    A COUNCIL environment chief today apologised to York war veterans for asking the Royal British Legion if it had cash to pay for security measures at the Festival of Remembrance. Ted Griffiths, president of the York branch of the Royal British Legion and

  • Bayley fears over Nestl

    YORK MP Hugh Bayley has voiced concerns in Parliament about job cuts at the city's Nestl Rowntree factory. After bringing the issue to the attention of Ministers during trade and industry questions yesterday, Mr Bayley admitted the loss of 150 processing

  • History in black and Whyte

    CLIVE Whyte became the first Heworth player to win the York Conservative Clubs' Les Hawkins Memorial Snooker Trophy when he defeated Gary Robinson (Acomb) in the ninth annual final at Bootham Conservative Club. Whyte potted the first two reds then missed

  • Churches saved from closure

    THREE York churches which were recommended for closure are to remain open, following a reorganisation of clergy. The Shreeve Report, published in September last year, called for the closure of St Helen's in St Helen's Square, All Saints', in North Street

  • Police smash way into York pub

    POLICE used a battering ram to smash their way into a York pub during an early-morning swoop. Officers with a search warrant raided the Spread Eagle, Walmgate, at 7.30am today. Landlord Craig Regan told the Evening Press the surprise raid was not linked

  • Lorry hits Walmgate Bar

    POLICE and firefighters in York were today attempting to free a lorry laden with sweets and chocolate from Walmgate Bar. Officers were helping the driver deflate tyres of his Leyland DAF truck, which became wedged at about 11.30am. Driver Paul Heap, 25

  • Drive to stop the 'amber gamblers'

    DRIVERS in York risking their lives by "amber gambling" at traffic lights could be targeted in a campaign to stamp out the practice. Labour transport spokeswoman, Tracey Simpson-Laing, will put forward a motion to the full council calling for a campaign

  • Oklahoma! Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. November 11 to 15

    NEW Earswick Musical Society brings a touch of reality to next week's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. Yorkshire farmer Neville Maw will be leaving behind his plough to become a cowhand in the principal

  • Is Howard the next to burn?

    GUY Fawkes could have made a very big noise at Westminster, scientists decided on Wednesday after almost 400 years of deliberation. If the Gunpowder Plot had been a success, the blast from more than two tons of explosive would have made a bonfire of the

  • Cash register

    CASH conscious York City are hoping it is a case of third time lucky for the club's coffers when the Minstermen take on Barnsley on Sunday. Romance, history and tradition may well make the FA Cup the greatest domestic knock-out competition in the world

  • Get rhythm

    THE Rolling Stones keep on rolling; Bill Wyman keeps up his Rhythm Kings, happy with his past, happier still with his present. Bill left behind the Stones juggernaut a decade ago to pursue his own interests, more music, photography and painting. Tonight

  • Cook's special topples 'Trees

    Thirsk's John Cook produced a devastating over of three wickets for just one run on the opening day of the Hunter York and District Senior Indoor Cricket League. His triple treat sent Rowntrees 'B' crashing to one of the lowest totals in the league's

  • Great present

    MANY of us are starting the search to find the perfect Christmas treat for our nearest and dearest. But no one can match the gift Andrew Boldison has lined up for sister Mandy: his kidney. It will not be gift wrapped, and Mandy will never see it. But

  • Gloom on home front

    IT is the first law of economics. What goes down must come up. After a series of interest rate cuts, the Bank of England has ordered a 0.25 per cent rise. In itself that should have limited impact. Nevertheless the move is bound to send a shiver down

  • Over the moon at Crescent magic

    NOW that we are approaching what could be the last-ever FA Cup tie at Bootham Crescent, it seems an appropriate time to make a romantic and heritage-based appeal for the club to remain at its traditional base. When I first came to York - around 30 years

  • Called to the Bar

    A REUNION is taking place for pupils who attended Archbishop Holgate's School between 1988 and 1993 on Saturday, November 22 at 7.30pm. The venue is Bar 38 in York. Please contact Clare or Lucy for more details and to confirm your attendance. Contact

  • Stag blasted by Town boss

    HARROGATE Town boss John Reed has blasted Mansfield striker Craig Mitchell's 'poor attitude' during his loan stay at Wetherby Road. Mitchell will not be available for tomorrow's home game with lowly Burscough after returning to Field Mill but he was unlikely

  • Job of the police is to save lives

    IN response to Stuart Wilson's letter ("It's a mad world," November 4), there is a simple answer to why so many police officers were involved in the search for the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision on the A64 near the Buckles Inn - our primary

  • Cracker of a picture

    WHAT a superb photograph by Frank Dwyer of the ten year old girl with the sparkler (November 5, right). Not only must the girl have had excellent co-ordination to trace the perfect number five in reverse several times, but how did Frank capture the whole

  • Prop idol Craig to stay a Knights big-hitter

    POWER-PACKED prop Craig Forsyth has re-pledged his allegiance to York City Knights and immediately set himself a short-term goal - to get fellow front-rower Rich Hayes to re-sign too. Forsyth, who has just turned 33, put pen to paper on a one-year deal

  • Cash register

    CASH conscious York City are hoping it is a case of third time lucky for the club's coffers when the Minstermen take on Barnsley on Sunday. Romance, history and tradition may well make the FA Cup the greatest domestic knock-out competition in the world

  • Snooker lift at Barbican

    Extra tickets are going on sale on Saturday for the Travis Perkins UK Snooker Championship final and semi-finals in York later this month. The crowd capacity is being increased by opening the Barbican Centre balcony to spectators. Another 200 tickets

  • Ray guns past Sun

    RAY McInally slotted a 180 for a fantastic 14-dart game in York John Smith's Men's League division one. Backed by 19 darts from Mark Gale, Poacher went on to beat Sun 'A' 8-1, whose winner, Chris Thompson, checked an equally impressive 14 darts. Heath

  • Coach firm comes to rescue of stranded pupils

    SCHOOL pupils breathed a collective sigh of relief after their week-long adventure trip was saved thanks to a speedy coach firm. More than 150 Year Seven Manor CE School students waited patiently with their parents outside the school in Boroughbridge

  • French market pull out 'will damage economy'

    TADCASTER traders have reacted with anger to the news that French market traders have pulled out of three dates in the Selby area. Shopkeepers say the decision by the Normandy traders to give the thumbs-down to Tadcaster's Britannia car park as one of

  • Lights boost safety

    A NOTORIOUS lane used by thousands of students daily to reach the University of York has received a security boost - thanks to new lighting. Extensive bright lights have been installed along Retreat Lane, which runs from Heslington Road, through land

  • Rise 'unlikely to hit house sales'

    IT'S bad news for homeowners and those trying to step on to the property ladder, but York estate agents say the interest rate rise will not affect the booming house market. They were reacting after the Bank of England announced on Thursday it was putting

  • Centre pointer to York drive

    RE-SHUFFLED York will be keen not to become embroiled in a centre of distraction on Saturday. Injuries have taken a chunk out of their wings to ensure that they will welcome leaders Morpeth to Clifton Park for the North Two East duel with their entire

  • Calls for police funding reform

    DEFENCE cash could be diverted to cash-strapped North Yorkshire Police to foot the bill for guarding military bases, and covering for Ministry of Defence (MoD) police sent to war zones. York MP Hugh Bayley has lodged a formal request with defence ministers

  • a/s/l?, York Theatre Royal, until November 15

    Internet chat-rooms gave playwright Richard Hurford the inspiration for a role-playing drama, as he tells Charles Hutchinson. WHEN trying to shred the cyber mountain of e-mails that head this way from artists, musicians and persistent penis enlargement

  • Virtual win is a click in the Brass

    YORK City stormed through to the second round of the FA Cup after a tense penalty shoot-out victory over Barnsley, writes Dave Stanford. Confused? Don't be. Ahead of this Sunday's real deal first round cup-tie between the Minstermen and Barnsley at Bootham

  • Sunday punch

    YORK City will be hoping to go forth in this Sunday's FA Cup first round clash with Barnsley. The eagerly anticipated tie will be only the tenth game in 71 years to be staged at Bootham Crescent on a Sunday. The history books show City's previous Sabbath

  • Jazz notes

    IF YOU missed the powerhouse Alan Skidmore and Ubizo in Leeds last night, there is another chance to catch them on November 7 at Darlington Arts Centre. The Skidmore quintet and the five South African members of Ubizo are touring to celebrate the release

  • Poet Tony lays down the tracks

    Pony-tailed poet, folk musician and painter Tony Morris is releasing his debut album, Changing Tracks. The performance poet from Heworth Green, York, has recorded 15 tracks, featuring his poetry accompanied by Tony on 11 instruments, such as African guitar

  • Seabiscuit (PG, 140 minutes

    WE had Red Rum, the Southport seaside scrapper who came to define the Grand National spirit in the 1970s. Once upon an earlier time, the Americans had Seabiscuit, the squat, stroppy dirt-track runt, who captured a nation's heart with his dogged refusal

  • Seventh heaven

    THERE's a guy in Glasgow who must be the greatest fan ever of the Honda Civic, the medium-sized family hatchback. He loves to drive them, fast and furious, regardless of whether they are the three-door 1.4-litre, the five-door 1.7-litre diesel or the

  • Mick can finish season in style - 07/11/03

    Mick Channon can crown a magnificent season by winning the final big race on the closing day of the Flat turf campaign at Doncaster tomorrow. The West Ilsley trainer, who has come a long way since his days as a professional footballer, has saddled 140