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  • Help needed for Field of dreams

    RIGHT, Evening Press readers, your help is required. A rugby league follower from the other side of the globe has written to both York City Knights and the Press in search of information about one of York's greatest-ever players, Harry Field. And this

  • Hannah's heroics

    TEENAGER Hannah Batty is the new toast of Pike Hills GC. The 14-year-old (pictured left) topped a 110-strong field in the northern regional final of the Health Perception Ladies' Championship of Great Britain. Hannah tamed the Bedale course on her first

  • States of alert

    AN American slice of golfing pie is now awaiting a posse of Yorkshire golfers spearheaded by York's former England international Jonathan Plaxton. The revived annual fixture between York/Yorkshire against a team from the United States of America is to

  • Totally gutted

    Simon Dyson made the earliest of exits from Royal Troon yesterday (July 16) and declared "I am absolutely gutted". The North Yorkshire ace was up with the birds yesterday for a 6.30am tee-off, being first out on the course alongside the flamboyant Ian

  • It's fast becoming a problem

    THE memory of school dinners will stay with me for ever. It's strange the things you remember from your childhood and there is often no logic to it. Major events escape me, but the taste of Huby Primary School's best semolina and the vision of dinner

  • Brass seeks triple move

    YORK City player-boss Chris Brass is looking to make three more additions to his squad before the new Nationwide Conference season kicks off in four weeks' time. Brass completed the signings of striker Andy Bishop and centre-back Chris Clarke last night

  • Riddle of body found on farm

    AN area of North Yorkshire farmland was cordoned off by police after a farm worker discovered a body. The farm employee found the body under a hedge on the Rudfarlington Farm, near Plumpton Rocks, between Harrogate and Knaresborough, early yesterday afternoon

  • Drinker jailed for wounding friend

    A YORK man who thrust a knife through his friend's cheek during an evening street brawl has been jailed for 12 months. Victim Richard Hurst started the fight by breaking Andrew Peter Brownlee's nose, said Tom Storey, prosecuting at York Crown Court. In

  • Service order for drug dealer

    A YORK cannabis dealer has walked free from court, after police caught him red-handed with drugs worth £1,248 on the streets. David Bradshaw, prosecuting, said that when police raided David James Flintham's home in Huntington Road, they found three different

  • High five for Selby

    FIVE new clubs were admitted to the Selby and District Junior Football League at the annual meeting at Drax Sports Club. Goole Town Tigers will field sides at Under-9 and 10 level, with Gilberdyke at Under-8s and Under-9s. Ferrybridge Progressive have

  • NHS dental plan backed

    GOVERNMENT plans to create extra dental school places to tackle the chronic shortage of NHS dentists in North Yorkshire have received local backing. Health minister Rosie Winterton unveiled a blueprint yesterday aiming to increase the number of dentists

  • Brass seeks triple move

    YORK City player-boss Chris Brass is looking to make three more additions to his squad before the new Nationwide Conference season kicks off in four weeks' time. Brass completed the signings of striker Andy Bishop and centre-back Chris Clarke last night

  • Police blitz on gangs

    POLICE bosses believe moves to intervene in the unruly and aggressive behaviour of a gang of York youths could save residents from further nuisance. Two youths have been charged with public order offences in connection with a string of rowdy behaviour

  • Tang Hall history set in stone

    A stone map of a part of York has been revealed to residents. The official unveiling of the map of Tang Hall was carried out at the local library by Trident Gold Students from Burnholme Community College and stonemason Saffron Waghorn. The Tang Hall stone

  • Here's my ration diet

    Food rationing ended 50 years ago this month, but was it really that tough? MAXINE GORDON finds out by living off rations for a week. WHEN I studied the list of an adult's weekly rations, I felt my stomach shrink. I'm sure I had eaten most of the weekly

  • World warming scare

    THE scare tactics used by so-called Friends Of The Earth to perpetuate their myth on global warming has descended to new depths. To pretend a fantasy film, The Day After Tomorrow, is reality is not only foolish but dangerous. Millions of poor people's

  • Two-faced Tony

    TONY Blair continues to justify the Iraq war, though not now on the grounds of weapons of mass destruction. Now he talks about the benefit of ridding Iraq of Saddam Hussein and his reign of terror and bringing democracy and freedom. Yet Mr Blair is on

  • York RI getting into swing of new season

    YORK RI Rugby Union Club's youth section started pre-season with a bang by winning the Swing Low Sweet Charity Tag Tournament at Harrogate. Organised by former Harrogate coach Ralph Zoing, the tournament, in aid of Reach & Ataxia UK, saw teams paired

  • Bus stop snub sparks anger

    COUNCILLORS claim residents are up in arms after being shunned by York's new Park&Ride service. Labour members on City of York Council went on the attack after hearing Monks Cross buses will not stop on Malton Road. Coun Viv Kind said this was a slap

  • Way we were

    Saturday, July 17, 2004 100 years ago: The Wild West Show came to York at six o'clock in the morning. The first train of 18 cars was 972 feet long and weighed 432 tons, the second was 17 cars, 918 feet long and weighed 421 tons, and the third one was

  • Vision for Twenty20

    EVEN this year's appallingly wet midsummer weather has not been able to extinguish the drama and excitement packed into Yorkshire's Twenty20 programme and there is no doubt that the competition has now become county cricket's biggest money-spinner. In

  • Wonderdog on benefits!

    WONDERDOG Orca is one of the first canines in the country to be paid council benefits. The two-year-old Golden Retriever, who saved his disabled owner's life when she plummeted 20ft down a watery ditch in her wheelchair, will be awarded a special allowance

  • Net yourself a coveted place at York's county skills camp

    YOUNG basketball players can shoot hoops to their hearts' content this summer at this year's Yorkshire International Basketball Camp in York. Players get to work on the basic elements of their game then put them into practice in 3 v 3s and tournament

  • Stillington slickers lift trophy

    STILLINGTON won York and District Junior Cricket Association's President's Under-15 Cup, beating Heworth in the final by 15 runs. At 17-1 off eight overs, Stillington were being kept in check by Heworth's Graham Knott and Rich Walton, but Shaun Speck

  • Shamed chemist given suspended sentence

    A FORMER North Yorkshire chemist was blackmailed into giving prescription drugs illegally to addicts, a court heard. Drug abuser Christopher Bossons so terrified pharmacist Michael Turner, 51, that he hid the truth from police, even when they told him

  • York RI getting into swing of new season

    YORK RI Rugby Union Club's youth section started pre-season with a bang by winning the Swing Low Sweet Charity Tag Tournament at Harrogate. Organised by former Harrogate coach Ralph Zoing, the tournament, in aid of Reach & Ataxia UK, saw teams paired

  • Killer driver faces jail

    A DRIVER was today preparing for jail after admitting that he killed a three-year-old boy by dangerous driving. Justin Thomas Martin, 32, was at the wheel of a Mitsubishi 4x4 which crashed into a Rover car carrying little Blake Spencer on a country lane

  • Galloway to face public on fees

    CITY OF YORK Council leader Steve Galloway is to debate the authority's controversial parking charge policy with some of its fiercest opponents. Coun Galloway has agreed to attend a public meeting at 7pm on Thursday at York Railway Institute in Queen

  • Talks continue over future of derelict pub

    CITY of York Council said discussions were continuing over the future of a neglected riverside venue. Officers have met the tenants of the Bonding Warehouse, in Skeldergate, York, to look at the future of the grade II listed building. Leaseholder Lionel

  • Bus stop snub sparks anger

    COUNCILLORS claim residents are up in arms after being shunned by York's new Park&Ride service. Labour members on City of York Council went on the attack after hearing Monks Cross buses will not stop on Malton Road. Coun Viv Kind said this was a slap

  • Quest to pick up the prize - 17/07/04

    Brandsby trainer Peter Beaumont and Great Habton jockey Russ Garritty will bid to make their mark at Stratford tomorrow when Monty's Quest attempts to carry off a £15,000 prize. The nine-year-old goes into the Mercedes-Benz Direct Handicap Chase over

  • Sweet Basil, A59 York Road, Kirk Hammerton, York.

    FROM the outside, the red brick rectangular building looks as exotic as a fish and chip shop. Which is perhaps not surprising because in a previous life, Sweet Basil, the new Thai and Cantonese restaurant at Kirk Hammerton, was once a fish and fries stop-off

  • Races traffic plea

    WE visited the Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate, and enjoyed a great day out. We congratulate the people who organised the traffic management. They dealt with the thousands of extra vehicles arriving at, and departing from, the showground parking areas

  • Right on the dial

    I THANK thank the Evening Press for including the radio programme for the week, also the following Saturday's TV guide in the supplement Life & Times. They were much missed. The radio programmes are very popular, especially among people confined indoors

  • Insensitive advert

    I CAN'T have been the only person to note, with a certain sense of irony and some annoyance, the huge advert in the Evening Press for the Government's pension credit. This was just two pages after an article detailing the efforts to attract civil service

  • Hopping mad over council tax fiasco

    THE perpetrators of the council tax fiasco think it is all right for 200 honest people to have their good name blackened and be treated as criminals. (July 14). As one of these 200 I demand a written apology and my files wiped from the computer. I am

  • No sun but it's still all grow

    IT has been a disappointing month for sun-lovers so far but the low temperatures and angular rain hasn't stopped the garden growing apace. Consequently there is plenty of cutting back to be done to keep things in order. The flowers of Aubrieta, which

  • York Auction Centre, Murton, York

    WHEN the livestock market is in full swing, I imagine parking will be at a premium. As it was there was plenty of room when Bill and I called. Normally we only snack together when we have been walking, but on the day of our visit we were engaged in a

  • House of treasures

    RICHARD FOSTER is captivated by a time machine that graces one of Yorkshire's great stately homes. THE steady click-clock marking time in the Billiard Room at Nostell Priory, near Wakefield, is the sound of history. It comes from a longcase clock made

  • This week Mike goes Roman for some decent wines

    Lend me your ears. Goblets will be doing overtime next Friday at the K Bar, in York's Grape Lane. As part of the Eboracum Roman Festival, Bill Laverick and Martin Lacy will present A History Of Wine In Roman Times. If that hasn't got you rushing to dial

  • Galloway to face public on fees

    CITY OF YORK Council leader Steve Galloway is to debate the authority's controversial parking charge policy with some of its fiercest opponents. Coun Galloway has agreed to attend a public meeting at 7pm on Thursday at York Railway Institute in Queen

  • York City 0, Doncaster Rovers 2

    THE extent of Chris Brass' summer shake-up was illustrated by last night's 2-0 home defeat against Doncaster when 15 players tasted their first action in a York City shirt. Only Darren Dunning and Graeme Law had previously made a first-team appearance

  • SNAPPY way to help

    OUTSIDERS might think that the York Beer Festival is all about getting as much quality real ale down your neck before time is called. Well, outsiders are right. But there is another side to the annual glug, organised with panache by the York branch of

  • The watery head of Nidderdale.

    Angram is at the head of Nidderdale, the top reservoir in the chain that Yorkshire Water own in the valley. The organisation has recently made a path around it so you can do Angram and nearby Scar House reservoirs together. So we pulled up one average