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  • The Uncle Devil Show, A Terrible Beauty (P3 Music) ***

    DON'T call me Stephen Hunt. Call me... Edgar J Frobisher. It won't make any difference to what I write, but hey, you might be fooled long enough to have a read. For, don't you see, it's the style of the day. The Alarm gatecrash the charts as The Poppyfields

  • Crackout, Oh No! (Hut Recordings) **

    OH No! indeed. Buckinghamshire trio Crackout will remain in rock obscurity if they continue to record albums as stunningly average as this. After their promising 2001 debut, This Is Really Neat, they have taken a huge leap backwards. You can hear the

  • Haven, All For A Reason, (Radiate), ***

    EVERYONE is in two minds about Haven, with criticism and praise abounding depending on where you look. While debut Between The Senses, spawning the hit Say Something, was a smash for the four-piece, the lull which has greeted this second release has been

  • Delays, Faded Seaside Glamour (Rough Trade) ***

    DELAYS are the brightest thing to come out of Southampton since the flame-haired Gordon Strachan quit as the Saints' manager - and the orange trim on the CD sleeve outdoes even the Scottish carrot-top. This is the feyest of retro pop albums, its sunny

  • Tributes paid to popular City fan

    YORK City have paid tribute to an "institution" of Bootham Crescent, who has died, aged 30. Anthony Pollin, known as Tony, was a familiar face at the club's grounds, regularly selling 50-50 cards - prize draw tickets - to fans at the gates. Keith Usher

  • City ready for Hell's Belle

    YORK City boss Chris Brass is hoping a cauldron-like atmosphere at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday can inspire his players to produce a party-pooping performance. If results go a certain way then - because of insurmountable goal difference - Doncaster could

  • Harvey lift hits Tykes

    The day got better as it wore on for Yorkshire's new Australian all-rounder, Ian Harvey on Wednesday. It began by Harvey being disappointed to see on television that his name was not included in Australia's one-day squad for the tour of Zimbabwe. But

  • Opening promise

    Yorkshire's under-prepared bowling attack showed plenty of promise when it creaked into action at Headingley yesterday on the opening day of the Championship season before rain wiped out play with Essex on 128-3 in 43 overs. Putting their opponents in

  • Fair play for sports clubs

    ALL the York Cricket and Rugby Union Club wants is fair play - both on and off the pitch. Its latest match is a David and Goliath affair. Club members are taking on the might of the taxman. We are rooting for the underdog: a win would hit for six the

  • City ready for Hell's Belle

    YORK City boss Chris Brass is hoping a cauldron-like atmosphere at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday can inspire his players to produce a party-pooping performance. If results go a certain way then - because of insurmountable goal difference - Doncaster could

  • Alex smarts over Fev absence

    YORK City Knights flier Alex Godfrey is "gutted" that his ongoing hamstring injury means he is likely to lose his hoodoo sign over old foes Featherstone Rovers. The 25-year-old winger has proved to be Rovers' bogey man this season, having scored memorable

  • Tributes paid to popular City fan

    YORK City have paid tribute to an "institution" of Bootham Crescent, who has died, aged 30. Anthony Pollin, known as Tony, was a familiar face at the club's grounds, regularly selling 50-50 cards - prize draw tickets - to fans at the gates. Keith Usher

  • Double delight after decade's dearth

    Anthony Scruton has become only the second player in local indoor bowls history to win the men's singles championship at both York and New Earswick - ten years after Mick Parker's double triumph - after making up for a shaky start against Ralph Tiplady

  • Don't despair, York estate agents tell first-time buyers

    MORE than a third of first-time buyers say they have given up all hope of buying a house in the next year, a new report claims. But a leading York estate agent has countered the claims, saying there are still plenty of opportunities for young couples

  • Show bursts into bloom

    GREEN-FINGERED garden fans were today flocking to the start of a popular North Yorkshire flower show. A blaze of colour and blooming great plants of all shapes and sizes will grace the Great Yorkshire Showground over four days at the 2004 Harrogate Spring

  • Sports club in rates valuation challenge

    A YORK sports club is challenging the Inland Revenue in a tax case which could have nationwide implications. York Cricket and Rugby Union Club wants to avoid the prospect of a crippling financial bill which could force its closure and that of hundreds

  • Fewer gripes against police

    FEWER complaints are being made against North Yorkshire Police officers, but half of all allegations involve claims of excessive force and incivility. New figures reveal that the number of recorded complaints has fallen by ten per cent from 207 to 187

  • They've started... but can you finish?

    Chocolat author Joanne Harris will be in York on Saturday to give wannabe writers tips on how to complete her new short story Dryad as part of the Beeb's latest writing competition. STEPHEN LEWIS reports. YOU might think that the story of a lonely woman's

  • Littlewood scoops pools for Thorpe United

    THORPE United wrapped up the York Mitchell Sports Football League first division title in style with a 4-2 win over Easingwold. Tom Littlewood led the way with a hat-trick with the other goal coming from Daniel Montgomery. Alex Blair scored twice for

  • Malton reach Shield semis

    Malton and Norton moved into the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Rugby Union Shield with a 27-13 defeat of York RI last night despite giving one of their worst displays of the year. Heavy rain meant Malton's free-flowing game was hindered as mistakes littered

  • Big battle for young Warriors

    SELBY Warriors Under-11s ended their debut season with a much-improved performance against Middleton, despite going down 38-26. The Leeds side led 16-12 at half time, Skilbeck scoring a hat-trick of tries for Selby, who fielded a completely changed team

  • All Blacks get support in row over trade name

    NEW Earswick All Blacks ARLC have received support in their set-to with the New Zealand Rugby Union from London-based online rugby league retailer www.forty-twenty.co.uk. As revealed in Saturday's Evening Press, the amateur York club were sent an email

  • Alex smarts over Fev absence

    YORK City Knights flier Alex Godfrey is "gutted" that his ongoing hamstring injury means he is likely to lose his hoodoo sign over old foes Featherstone Rovers. The 25-year-old winger has proved to be Rovers' bogey man this season, having scored memorable

  • Titus Andronicus, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, until April 24

    SHORT of staging Titus Andronicus: The Musical, with Queen's Another One Bites The Dust as its signature tune, it would be impossible to make the bloody hell of Shakespeare's most violent play a box-office draw at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. The prospect

  • Recruiter's going for growth in York

    A HIGH FLYER has announced plans to bring her thriving recruitment firm to York. Nominated for a host of business awards, Penny Streeter has built a £60 million operation in eight years and oversees 19 UK branches. Now she plans to bring health care and

  • Help happy Joseph raise funds for SNAPPY

    MANY thanks for your coverage of our son Joseph and our attempts to help York's SNAPPY special needs charity to find better funding (April 9 and 12). You say in the article that Joseph "suffers from Downs Syndrome". I can assure your readers that Joseph

  • Blame for bullies

    Regarding the comments on education in the column by Stephen Lewis (Don't blame bullying on Maggie, April 15), for a long time I have felt human rights legislation caused much of this freedom from discipline from authorities such as teachers, and the

  • Speed solution

    I REFER to Mr B Weatherley of Bishopthorpe's letter concerning noise and road humps (April 14). I also live in Bishopthorpe and am similarly plagued by noise as car transporters and HGV juggernauts take road humps at speed. Cars and caravans are usually

  • Sold out for homes?

    BEFORE councillors and bureaucrats start shedding tears for the workers and the loss of one of York's oldest and best-known employers they should examine their own role in the downfall of Terry's. Why are they shocked that Terry's are closing down? It

  • Conference Co-ordinator

    We are looking for a self motivated and organised Conference Co-ordinator to assist with our ambitious sales. You will need appropriate experience, strong commercial sense and customer focus. To obtain further details please contact Bernard Panisse on

  • Telemarketing Executive

    Telemarketing Executive. Basic £14k pro rata + commission. ioko - a York based IT services and solutions provider to blue chip and public sector organisations is looking for a self-motivated and driven Telemarketer, to join the sales and marketing team

  • Join Us!

    Join Us! We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people in the York area to support people with learning disabilities to lead an ordinary life. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your career whether you have experience in the industry

  • Way we were

    Thursday, April 22, 2004 100 years ago: Columnist TT knew that it was no consolation to say, in connection with the sad drowning of a little girl in the river opposite his office: "I told you so." He would have been happier if the words were unwritten

  • Be wary of 'offers' on the internet

    Sitting in the comfort of your own home surfing the world wide web? Don't be lulled into a false sense of security! City of York Trading Standards is receiving numerous complaints about internet transactions, and a recent report published by the Office

  • Roger reveals his management Kraft

    "TO be a successful international leader you first need to listen. You need to listen to customers, suppliers, and other constituents, but most important, you need to listen to your employees and adapt your leadership style to them." Who says so? Step

  • Frankie can Seal it in Classic Trial - 22/04/04

    Flat and jumps racing shake hands tomorrow in a mixed meeting at Sandown, which promises to keep followers of both spheres delighted, courtesy of a £70,000 race over hurdles and a £50,000 Classic trial. Frankie Dettori is fancied to play a starring role

  • Amen, Death Before Musick (eatURmusic/Columbia) ***

    AMEN frontman Casey Chaos is not a man to give up easily. Once on the verge of making it big, instead the LA hardcore punks with the fearsome live reputation imploded and lost their record deal. Emerging bandless from the wreckage, Mr Chaos set about

  • Liars, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (Mute Records) **

    Tracks such as If Your (sic) A Wizard, Then Why Do You Wear Glasses? and We Fenced Other Houses With The Bones Of Our Own are less titles and more outlines to elaborate rock operas. But Liars steer well clear of Mercury-inspired histrionics. Jarring,

  • Todd Rundgren, Liars (Sanctuary) ****

    JUST before general release this was the BBC's album of the week yet various press critics have been decidedly lukewarm. Overall, I enjoyed this immensely but with provisos including the banality of some of the lyrics on songs such as opening track, Truth

  • Cruel finale for Nogan

    Player-coach Lee Nogan will not figure on Saturday and has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a fractured cheekbone. Nogan, aged 34, was due to have an operation today in York District Hospital and can expect to be sidelined for two

  • Final day salvation can be attained

    Things may be looking bleak at the moment but there have been some great escapes in the past. It's been done before but we have got to make sure we are going into the last day of the season with a fighting chance. That may mean going to Swansea needing

  • Opening salvoes

    Yorkshire's bowlers conceded some early boundaries at Headingley today when Essex resumed their first innings on 128 for three after rain had restricted play to just 43 overs yesterday on the opening day of the Championship season. But just when Yorkshire

  • On song

    GEMMA Taylor must be a mighty good friend. Not only is she a popular club singer, she is in training for the Britain's Strongest Woman competition. That will see her pulling a truck and flipping a tyre, among many other sinew-stretching events. So if

  • Home sick

    HERE'S your new home, Madam - a condemned dump with a rubbish tip for a garden! Shocked single mother-of-two Gillian Pearce, 35, could not believe the state of her intended dream home in Tedder Road, Acomb, when she went to view it. City of York Council

  • Angry neighbours try to get teenage heroin addict evicted

    A TEENAGER convicted of handling stolen goods faces being booted out of her house if council chiefs win an eviction battle. Nicola Brown, 19, could lose her home if a judge backs City of York Council's court case - triggered by scores of antisocial behaviour

  • Harvey lift hits Tykes

    The day got better as it wore on for Yorkshire's new Australian all-rounder, Ian Harvey on Wednesday. It began by Harvey being disappointed to see on television that his name was not included in Australia's one-day squad for the tour of Zimbabwe. But

  • Union backs fight to save factory

    A UNION leader today declared his support for the Evening Press campaign to keep Terry's in York. GMB organiser John Kirk said: "The GMB is prepared to support any campaign that hopefully will keep Terry's in York and provide employment for its staff.

  • Staff of life take outright control

    UNIVERSITY Staff Ladies emphasised their leadership of division two with a comprehensive 9-0 home win over Pocklington in the York and District Badminton League. Sally Locker and Lynne Terry were completely untroubled in taking three straight wins for

  • Residents get village booze ban on green

    TIME has been called on antisocial drinking at a York village green, after it was declared an alcohol-free zone. From tomorrow, booze will be banned at Scarcroft Green and in a number of surrounding streets, giving police the power to confiscate cans

  • Gemma muscles in on title

    A SINGER from North Yorkshire is leading a double life. By night, Gemma Taylor, 20, earns her living singing in pubs and clubs. By day, she is training to enter the Britain's Strongest Woman competition. Gemma is being trained by strongman experts, including

  • Marchant spikes Pikes' title hopes

    Harrogate Railway hitman Graham Marchant all but killed Pickering Town's slim Northern Counties East League premier division title hopes as he hit the only goal of last night's derby. The Rail reserves star, who lifted the golden boot award for division

  • America, land of contradictions

    HERE are some random reflections on America, following a two-week trip to Florida to see Mr Disney. The United States is full of contradictions, but it is a big country with room for inconsistency. America is a God-fearing country where the God Bless

  • Bewick's drive for England

    HOOKER Thomas Bewick is following in the footsteps of England's World Cup rugby union heroes. The rising York RUFC star has just won his first England caps at Under-16 level. Amazingly, the 15-year-old has never been to a rugby union playing school and

  • Coach firms get awards

    COACH firms hit the road to glory at a prestigious national rally. Rufforth-based K&J Travel and Thornes Independent, from Hemingborough, near Selby, were today still celebrating how they made waves in Brighton at the weekend. They attended the 50th

  • Tourism grants 'pay off'

    TOURISM on the North Yorkshire coast is reaping rewards from a raft of new cash grants. Scarborough and Bridlington hotels and attractions were among 148 in coastal Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire awarded handouts of up to £5,000. The Coastal Tourism

  • Pioneer internet service

    A York health care organisation with more than a million members around the UK is trail blazing internet payments by introducing online direct debit facilities. Benenden Healthcare, a mutual friendly society founded in 1905, originally to provide medical

  • 25 million leaflets roll off the presses

    THE presses are rolling today on a York firm's £110,000 print contract to produce 25 million leaflets for the Green Party. York Mailing Ltd, of Elvington, beat other firms who tendered across the UK from Cornwall to Tyneside for the print run, which should

  • Union backs fight to save factory

    A UNION leader today declared his support for the Evening Press campaign to keep Terry's in York. GMB organiser John Kirk said: "The GMB is prepared to support any campaign that hopefully will keep Terry's in York and provide employment for its staff.

  • Surprise at criticism

    I WAS surprised that architect Matthew Laverack criticised the council's recommendation of approval for the Barbican Venture planning application (Letters, April 20). Surely he should view this as a positive step change by planners, in allowing greater

  • Hotel Vacancies

    Due to expansion we have the following vacancies for immediate staff: Receptionists, Breakfast Cook, Night Porters, Chamberpeople, Waiting Staff/Bar Person (Full & Part time). Evening and weekend work will be a requirement. We offer excellent rates

  • Beauty Therapist

    An established salon in Fulford is seeking an expert in all aspects of beauty therapy who may already have an extensive clientele and is looking for somewhere new. Full time hours, very flexible. Contact Steph on 01904 640718. Updated: 15:30 Wednesday

  • Supervisor & Bar Staff

    Nags Head, Micklegate requires a full or part time Supervisor with experience and Part time Bar Staff. Experience not essential, good rates of pay. Tel: 01904 673651 for more details and to arrange an interview. Updated: 15:51 Wednesday, April 21, 2004

  • Catering Vacancies

    The Olive Tree "One of the finest restaurants in York" requires Sous Chef, Chef de Partie also Waiting Staff (f/t or p/t). Candidates must be passionate and dedicated, excellent in details. Salaries are negotiable. Please forward your CV or call Oscar

  • Flat refusal

    YORK council leader Steve Galloway has sought to quash rumours that Terry's chocolate factory will easily fall into the hands of residential property developers. Coun Galloway said he wanted to put out the message that the council would "vigorously" resist