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  • Bishops' Hamshere hell

    Horwath Pulleyn-Heselton York Vale League division one leaders Askham Bryan YPO prevailed in a titanic struggle against Bishopthorpe. Mark Cunningham's 4-41 stalled Askham's progress and they could make only 131-7. Only Martin Baggaley with 40 prevented

  • Mike And The Mechanics, Rewired (Virgin) ****

    WHILE it may not be an angry electric-fuelled response to the Unplugged movement, Rewired is not short on innovation. This is the first album by the Mechanics since the death of Paul Young in 2000, leaving Paul Carrack in sole lead vocal duties. The band

  • Razorlight, Up All Night (Vertigo Records) ****

    ROCK'n'roll mischief makers Razorlight have not just come up with the goods on this, their debut long-player, but laid them all out for an almighty shop front display. This is a memorable album of 13 chant-a-long tracks constructed by a band in the fast

  • Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Just For A Thrill (Randm) ****

    THIS should give the former Rolling Stones bassist his hat-trick of UK Jazz and Blues chart album number ones. It truly is superb... and so it should be with the awesome talents of people such as Georgie Fame, Albert Lee, Martin Taylor and Gary Brooker

  • White out for Tykes

    YORKSHIRE captain Craig White broke down during last night's Twenty20 Cup victory over Lancashire with a crippling knee injury and will be out of action for some time. A deeply frustrated White had to hobble around on crutches with his left knee locked

  • Classes forced out over parking

    DOZENS of evening classes are to be switched from York city centre to the University of York campus in the wake of evening parking charges. The university's Centre for Continuing Education says in its 2004/05 prospectus that the move of most of its adult

  • Knights chief dismisses Hull rumours

    RICHARD Agar has dismissed as rumours speculation linking him with the vacant role at Hull FC - saying he is fully committed to his York City Knights job. Airlie Birds director of rugby Shaun McRae's decision to return to Australia after this season will

  • Davis named new City skipper

    SUMMER signing Steve Davis has been made York City's new club captain. Davis, 35, will take over from Darren Edmondson, who was released at the end of last season and has since joined Chester City. Last season's Player of the Year Darren Dunning will

  • All aboard the amaizing maze

    AN A-MAIZING tribute to the Flying Scotsman has cropped up on 30 acres of York fields. York Maize Maze has this year been designed in the shape of the legendary steam locomotive to celebrate its new home at the National Railway Museum. The maze, situated

  • Bishops' Hamshere hell

    Horwath Pulleyn-Heselton York Vale League division one leaders Askham Bryan YPO prevailed in a titanic struggle against Bishopthorpe. Mark Cunningham's 4-41 stalled Askham's progress and they could make only 131-7. Only Martin Baggaley with 40 prevented

  • Rest time is vital

    YOU reported "Exercise is vital for children's recovery" regarding children suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (July 10). Speaking from experience, following this advice can make children worse. My daughter, Cheryll, has suffered from this illness

  • Swan is not listed

    As the person who revised and rewrote the list of listed buildings for York in the early 1990s, perhaps I could answer the questions raised by GB Ledger ("Is this Swan listed?", Letters, July 10). The questions were whether the White Swan Hotel in Piccadilly

  • Let justice prevail

    THE International Court of Justice in the Hague (The World Court) has found that the vast concrete wall that Israel is building on Palestinian land, separating people from their lands, schools, hospitals and work places, is illegal, and must be demolished

  • Get your facts right

    MIKE Bentley really should do his homework before dabbling in polemic (Saturday Sound Off, July 10). Factual errors always undercut writers who adopt extreme positions without doing the necessary research and Mr Bentley is no exception. Since the restructuring

  • Beat binge drinking

    BINGE drinking is making news and I wish to add that up to the age of 16 children are dependent on their parents for spending money. At 16 many young people get jobs with wages that increase their spending power many times over. This is sometimes compounded

  • Run for love

    THE Race For Life is a runaway success story. Every year it gets bigger and better. What a remarkable achievement by the organisers. Six years ago, the first York Race For Life attracted a field of a few hundred. Now it is one of the highlights of the

  • Football teams seek new players

    Three football teams preparing for the new season have issued appeals for new players. CB United are also on the lookout for Sunday afternoon friendlies. Contact Rich on 01904 345995 for details. LNER Builders, who run two sides in the Leeper Hare League

  • Knights chief dismisses Hull rumours

    RICHARD Agar has dismissed as rumours speculation linking him with the vacant role at Hull FC - saying he is fully committed to his York City Knights job. Airlie Birds director of rugby Shaun McRae's decision to return to Australia after this season will

  • Name change for research company

    WHEN it comes to a new name, the Question has finally been Answered. Questions Answered, the York-based research and marketing agency has decided to change its name, rebranding as QA Research and Brackenhill Design. Peter Harrington, managing director

  • It's too expensive!

    A MOTORIST has attacked the price of a Park & Ride ticket in York, after discovering that the equivalent service in Scarborough is much cheaper. William Smith, of Dunnington, said he and his wife visited the coastal resort recently and were surprised

  • Classes forced out over parking

    DOZENS of evening classes are to be switched from York city centre to the University of York campus in the wake of evening parking charges. The university's Centre for Continuing Education says in its 2004/05 prospectus that the move of most of its adult

  • Don't get caught by garden cowboys

    THE recent fine weather has seen many of us in the garden, potting up, watering and cutting the lawn. However, if you need someone to sort out your garden jungle, think twice before engaging "door-to-door" gardeners to sort it out or you might get your

  • Consumers in line for 'super powers'

    SUPER consumers are to be put at the heart of consumer law, in a ground-breaking shake-up of Government policy. Alongside measures aimed at handing power back to consumers in their battle for a fair deal, new powers to crack down on dodgy doorstep salesmen

  • Dogs Die In Hot Cars, Please Describe Yourself (V2) *****

    I HATED music in the Eighties when the massed ranks of the ordinary became exalted. When it only took being a Nick Heyward, a Glenn Medeiros, or a Rick Astley to become a star. And this is the sound of the Eighties. But this is other Eighties - the good

  • Dr John, N'Awlinz, Dis Dat Or D'Udda (Parlophone/EMI) ****

    GOOD music often has a sense of place and swamp jazz pianist Dr John is more attached to his roots than most. He has never got round to cutting the umbilical link with his home city, here represented by the slurred abbreviation in the title. N'Awlinz

  • Rachel Goswell, Waves Are Universal (4AD) ***

    RACHEL Goswell? She was the wispy singer in the translucent, shoe-gazing Slowdive in the early Nineties and is still integral to Mojave 3's deluxe Home Counties country rock. Like Mojave cohort Neil Halstead, she has found time at last for a moonlit solo

  • Thin Lizzy Greatest Hits (Universal) ****

    Essential hits, definitive collections, the best of... , the very best of..., the greatest hits. Yes, the record regurgitation industry churns them out unabated. Take Thin Lizzy. There are already three collection packages, released in 1981, 1991 and

  • McFly Room On The 3rd Floor (Island) ****

    School's out for summer! Room On The 3rd Floor is going to be the soundtrack to many a teenager's school holiday. The four-piece outfit has already entered the Guinness Book Of Records as the youngest band ever to achieve a number one entry with its debut

  • Blizzard of Oz

    Australian all-rounder Ian Harvey marked his return to Yorkshire's side after injury with a stunning unbeaten century as Lancashire were crushed by eight wickets with 13 balls to spare in the Twenty-20 Roses clash at Headingley last night. But Yorkshire's

  • Davis named new City skipper

    SUMMER signing Steve Davis has been made York City's new club captain. Davis, 35, will take over from Darren Edmondson, who was released at the end of last season and has since joined Chester City. Last season's Player of the Year Darren Dunning will

  • Business park gets green light to expand

    A BIG expansion of a York business park is set to go ahead - provided it does not shunt plans to reopen a railway line into the buffers. City of York Council will next week consider an application by the Monks Cross Partnership to extend the business

  • Vision for future of York launched

    AN AMBITIOUS vision for the future of York over the next 20 years was today officially launched. Hailing the ground-breaking Without Walls community strategy at York City Screen, City of York Council leader Steve Galloway said York residents boasted an

  • Blizzard of Oz

    Australian all-rounder Ian Harvey marked his return to Yorkshire's side after injury with a stunning unbeaten century as Lancashire were crushed by eight wickets with 13 balls to spare in the Twenty-20 Roses clash at Headingley last night. But Yorkshire's

  • University snubs Burton Croft plea

    THE battle to save Burton Croft erupted into controversy today after the grandson of John Bowes Morrell hit out at the University of York for snubbing the campaign to get the threatened building listed. Developers want to demolish the former home of the

  • Labour of love

    WHEN York Race For Life was launched in 1998, just 414 women turned out for the Cancer Research UK fundraising event. But as dusk fell last night, Knavesmire thronged with an amazing 5,500 runners, all determined to complete the three-mile course. Each

  • Brothers battle bravely in defeat

    BROTHERS Phil and James Langley put up a brave fight before going out of the men's doubles in the City of York Tennis Championships at St Peter's School last night. They gave the vastly experienced York pairing of Andy Cooke and Steve Smith a real run

  • Last-ditch move to stop postal 'home rule' voting

    A LAST-DITCH bid to block controversial plans to scrap traditional ballot boxes for the regional assembly referendum has been launched by MPs. Charles Hendry, a Tory front-bencher, introduced a Parliament-ary Bill which would not allow all-postal voting

  • Tesco bids to extend store

    PLANNERS are set to give the go-ahead to a major expansion of Tesco's store at Clifton Moor, York. The company wants to extend the front of the building by 12 metres, providing an additional 1,453 square metres of food floorspace and 45 square metres

  • Zarzu can collar Red Shirt victory - 15/07/04

    IT is the 12th annual Red Shirt Night at Pontefract tomorrow evening. The course's third and final evening meeting of the summer will raise revenue for the Injured Jockeys' Holiday Fund to once again send a party of disabled former jockeys on a holiday

  • It's too expensive!

    A MOTORIST has attacked the price of a Park & Ride ticket in York, after discovering that the equivalent service in Scarborough is much cheaper. William Smith, of Dunnington, said he and his wife visited the coastal resort recently and were surprised

  • Vision for future of York launched

    AN AMBITIOUS vision for the future of York over the next 20 years was today officially launched. Hailing the ground-breaking Without Walls community strategy at York City Screen, City of York Council leader Steve Galloway said York residents boasted an

  • Thanks for helping to keep air ambulance flying

    THE Rotary Club of York Ainsty thanks the people of York and further afield who contributed to our charity fundraising event last Saturday at York Racecourse. Their generosity has enabled our club to donate £2,452 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The thanks

  • Defending GNER

    YOU have chosen to publish another of Dr Enticknap's diatribes about GNER (July 12). Unlike GNER, Virgin receives a subsidy from the Strategic Rail Authority (the chairman is an ex-Virgin employee) for its lease of both its new Pendolino and Voyager trains

  • It's a summer tax

    Mike Laycock's article "Drivers staying away from York" (July 10) was interesting and I had to laugh at the cheek of Quentin Macdonald pleading with York motorists not to boycott York on a night because the parking fee money not generated could result

  • Ban lethal weapons

    IN response to your headline "Scarred For Life" (Friday, June 9) and the samurai sword attack on Steve Johnson, yes, it was horrific and the perpetrators are obviously highly dangerous. Questions need to be asked about the availability of such weapons

  • Let your home do the thinking

    STEPHEN LEWIS checks out a Big Brother-style futuristic home. FROSTY the talking fridge isn't backward in coming forward with her opinions. You have hardly begun to think about what to have for dinner before she is ready with suggestions. "I like the

  • Schools merger plan put on hold

    THE plans to merge two York secondary schools and expand a third have been put on hold pending changes in the way the Government funds school buildings. City of York Council last year consulted with parents, pupils and teachers over proposals to rationalise

  • Vile face of BNP bigots

    THE respectable mask of the BNP has been ripped away, exposing the snarling face of hatred beneath. An undercover film reveals the true nature of British National Party leader Nick Griffin. He has taken the party away from its Seventies skinhead image

  • Moves to create city centre chief

    A new highly-paid city centre supremo could be appointed for York if plans being formulated by the city's top businesses are realised. Businesses are set to play a much greater role in managing York city centre - with a host of potential benefits from

  • Tracked from space by satellite

    ROAD pricing could be on the way. A government-funded study has suggested a toll scheme that would charge drivers up to 90 pence a kilometre (£1.45 a mile) to drive on the nation's roads. By a quick calculation, and with the proviso that maths has never

  • Buyer's market

    BEACON, the Clifton Moor-based purchasing consortium for the independent hospitality industry, has launched a new division aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises called Beacon Commercial. Historically, only independent businesses in the hospitality

  • Way we were

    Thursday, July 15, 2004 100 years ago: Negotiations had been in progress for a considerable time between two large brewery companies in York and district, and an arrangement had now been drafted, according to which John J Hunt, Ltd, of York, would acquire

  • Will York's royal date end traffic headache?

    As a new traffic masterplan is unveiled for York race days, STEVE CARROLL and MIKE LAYCOCK look at what the proposals mean and what residents think of them. RESIDENTS have given a cautious welcome to radical plans to tackle York's race day traffic nightmare

  • Lumb XI esape Raw deal

    The Hunters York Senior League Joe Lumb XI maintained their unbeaten record when their game with the Aire/Wharfe League at Rawdon was finally abandoned because of rain. The York innings had three interruptions for the downpours on the way to a final total