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  • City must hold on to stars

    ANYONE who has been to Bootham Crescent over the last few weeks, will have recognised that York City are in the ascendancy. The team is playing well. The two main strikers, Andy Bishop and Paul Robinson are very exciting to watch and it is only a matter

  • Knights have done York proud

    WHAT a privilege it was to witness an outstanding team performance of skill and desire by the players of York City Knights against Workington Town last Sunday at Huntington Stadium. The vocal support that the players have been given recently has been

  • I'm not Keane to know this

    THERE are some things in life you should be able to take for granted. Like the sun in the morning and the moon at night, we expect the Tories to stick to their twinsets and pearls. Of course, I realise that not all Conservatives are ruddy-cheeked old

  • Have a cracker

    YORK city centre WILL sparkle this Christmas - thanks to a huge donation from one of the city's biggest employers. In a generous gesture to the people of York, Nestl Rowntree has agreed to stump up the full £30,000 needed to illuminate the city centre

  • York man almost loses his sight in attack outside shop

    A MAN from York who nearly lost his sight in a vicious attack said he feared for his life as he lay bleeding on the ground. Brian Scrivener, 26, was attacked outside a shop in Huntington at 8.15pm on Saturday. Brian, of Pincent Court, told the Evening

  • Brass facing defensive injury crisis

    INJURIES to Graeme Law and David McGurk have added to York City's defensive headache. Both players were crocked in separate incidents at the same time during last night's 2-1 Nationwide defeat at Morecambe. Right-back Law limped off straight away with

  • Find reveals skull surgery was carried out 1,000 years ago

    A VIOLENT attack in a remote North Yorkshire village in the Middle Ages has provided scientists with their earliest evidence of successful "brain surgery" being performed in England. The groundbreaking discovery comes from a detailed analysis of the skull

  • Runners set new limits for Selby run

    RUNNERS in the recently-revived Selby Half Marathon have notched up two new records. Now called the Coalfields Regeneration Trust Selby Half Marathon, records in both the men's and women's events were broken. York-based Darren Bilton, from the Leeds City

  • York young home buyers priced out

    FIRST-time buyers are finding it more difficult to get a foot on the property ladder in York and Ryedale than almost anywhere else in Yorkshire and Humberside, a report suggested today. The report, by the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation, indicates

  • Plan for snooker fans to have a flutter at Barbican

    SNOOKER fans who fancy having a flutter on their heroes during next month's UK Championships in York will have the chance, after plans were revealed to have betting stands at the Barbican Centre. The leisure centre has put in an application to City of

  • Tree felling sparks anger

    MP JOHN Grogan has warned developers to prepare for a "battle royal" over a proposed York housing development after a second 150-year-old tree was felled. The Selby Labour MP made his comments after discovering landowners the Royal Masonic Benevolent

  • 'Hands off our wages'

    A UNION LEADER today warned York council chiefs not to look for "shocking" savings by cutting staff payments at the Guildhall. Unison's Peter Household spoke out as council finance officers confirmed that the authority faces a £10 million budget shortfall

  • Bypass brings jobs bonanza

    THE new Selby bypass is to deliver its first jobs bonanza. District council chiefs today unveiled plans to develop more than 100 acres of land, opened up by the road. The multimillion-pound scheme, taking in land at the rear of BOCM and Potter Group and

  • Baby looks best - 06/10/04

    Baby Barry, a winner on turf on his latest start, tries out Wolverhampton's newly-refurbished all-weather course tomorrow as he bids to complete a quick double. The track re-opened last Saturday with a new surface, Polytrack instead of Fibresand, which

  • Howard's way on brave Gurkhas is a disgrace

    IT is utterly disgraceful that Tory leader Michael Howard would not back the Gurkhas quest for citizenship if they wanted it after finishing their service in the Army. Since 1826 the Gurkhas have been Britain's most dependable and fiercely brave ally,

  • Give us a break

    REGARDING the council's treatment of roads and pavements in past years, I'm hoping that the ideas for "Dancing in the street" (October 2) for Ascot in York stay at the teething stage. If we need extra cash for gritting I'd rather it go to stopping bones

  • Road to nowhere

    ONCE again we have Nigel Ingram of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation attempting to defend the foundation's discredited Derwenthorpe housing estate planning proposals using the same tired old rhetoric. The best analogy I can draw, is that this proposed scheme

  • Too steep

    THE comments on Derwenthorpe of Nigel Ingram, Joseph Rowntree Foundation spokesperson, leave a lot to be desired. The learning curve he is on is obviously too steep. The vast majority of residents living around the proposed development will interpret

  • Hard to be upbeat

    NIGEL Ingram, director of development for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, talks of his disappointment that people are being negative in their criticisms of the proposed development of the Derwenthorpe estate. Is there any wonder people are negative when

  • Alfred was right

    WITH all the publicity lately to try and save the beech trees at Fulford I think the poem below, The Tree by Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), is very apt. I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed

  • Andy has courage

    I STRONGLY disagree with PR Wiley's interpretation of Coun Andy D'Agorne's behaviour at the beech trees on Connaught Court in Fulford (Letters, September 30). Like myself, Coun D'Agorne found himself in the green movement because he cares about people

  • Felling healthy tree 'criminal'

    I'VE just been to look at the remains of the Copper Beech tree that the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution had cut down in Connaught Court, Fulford. As I walked up the path I saw the limbless trunk lying there like a dead body. With a circumference

  • Leave car keys at home

    PRIMARY school pupils at City of York Council schools can earn stickers and certificates by participating in International Walk To School Week. The campaign, which runs until Friday, aims to encourage young people and their parents to appreciate the advantages

  • MP vows to back second specialism bid

    YORK'S MP took the chance to visit a city school which has been selected as one of the first schools in the country to qualify for the opportunity to develop a second specialism. Millthorpe School, which has had specialist status as a language school

  • Minster School on song

    FIVE junior footballers from the Minster School, York, celebrated their first taste of success at a prep school tournament in Scarborough. The under-9 and under-11 teams both travelled to the coast for their first chance of the season to play together

  • Don't let it go for a Burton

    The battle to save Burton Croft was lost. But the fight to save other important York landmarks is just beginning, as CHRIS TITLEY reports. THANKS to the myopia of certain local councillors and the intransigence of a national developer, Burton Croft will

  • Wish I May, Justine Picardie (Picador, £6.99)

    KATE Linden's life is a bit of a mess. Trying to raise her son with little help from his flighty photographer father is tough enough. When you factor in her own father, who borders on bonkers on a good day, her uphill struggle to keep ahead of the keen

  • Price is right for new academy

    A YORK physical education graduate has launched a new sports and football academy to improve the health and fitness of children in North Yorkshire. Alan Price's business initiative, which involves after-school football training and teaching a range of

  • Cows about that?

    WHERE better to have "cow talk" than at Askham Bryan College in York? An open day organised for farmers from all over Britain by the Milk Development Council was held at the college, which is investing heavily in both beef and dairy units as part of a

  • Centre of attention

    HSBC BANK is stepping up its support for businesses in York and North Yorkshire with the launch of four new commercial centres, each empowered to make individual lending decisions of up to £1million. The centres' dedicated managers will spend three out

  • Have a cracker

    YORK city centre WILL sparkle this Christmas - thanks to a huge donation from one of the city's biggest employers. In a generous gesture to the people of York, Nestl Rowntree has agreed to stump up the full £30,000 needed to illuminate the city centre

  • I hope best has yet to come

    PRE-SEASON training for the Knights started 48 weeks ago and on Sunday we have a chance to achieve what we set out to do what seems like an age ago - get promotion. There have been some incredible highs along the way, coupled with some low points, fortunately

  • Cracking tips on delinquency

    LOTS of promises to crack crime by politicians at their party conferences. Both the Labour and Tory leaders offered action plans to tackle the yobs, and so a Diary contribution from Kenneth Bowker was perfectly timed. "During my latter years in the Metropolitan

  • Way we were

    Wednesday, October 6, 2004 100 years ago: The painter was abroad on the banks of the Ouse, warned Yorkshire Brevities. Young people who thought of sitting in the moonlight holding each other's hands had better think twice, as it would be no use explaining

  • Double joy for Knights winger

    AUSTIN Buchanan was last night cleared to play in York City Knights' Grand Final on Sunday - and then named LHF Healthplan National League Two Young Player of the Year. The flying winger, who has scored 13 tries in 15 games since joining from Leeds Academy

  • What a fantastic achievement

    York City Knights you were magnificent against Workington. To the players, Richard Agar, all the coaching staff, Roger Dixon, Steve Ferres and all management staff who have turned York around, many thanks from your heartfelt supporters for an absolutely

  • Privilege to be at match

    What an awesome and storming win by York City Knights over Workington Town, who were expected to be no easy pushover having won ten from their last 11 matches. The Knights defended brilliantly and gave 100 per cent for the full 80 minutes and chased and

  • Morecambe 2, York City 1

    SATELLITE dish owners with a York City affinity would have been forgiven for switching over to the shopping channel long before teenage duo David Stockdale and Lev Yalcin provided the only consolations from last night's 2-1 defeat at Morecambe. It is

  • Double joy for Knights winger

    AUSTIN Buchanan was last night cleared to play in York City Knights' Grand Final on Sunday - and then named LHF Healthplan National League Two Young Player of the Year. The flying winger, who has scored 13 tries in 15 games since joining from Leeds Academy

  • Tax blunder 'will not affect credit rating'

    CITY of York Council has reassured 700 residents that its blunder in sending them council tax reminders will not damage their credit ratings. The authority said that the reminder letters, sent out by mistake earlier this week, were issued internally and

  • Bypass brings jobs bonanza

    THE new Selby bypass is to deliver its first jobs bonanza. District council chiefs today unveiled plans to develop more than 100 acres of land, opened up by the road. The multimillion-pound scheme, taking in land at the rear of BOCM and Potter Group and

  • Senior seals it for Boro

    SCARBOROUGH eventually overcame a Northwich Victoria side which has yet to win in the Nationwide Conference this season last night. Neil Redfearn set Boro on their way to a 3-0 victory with a first-half penalty when Kevin Townson was fouled by Mark Foran

  • Peace group gets 'call to arms'

    A YORK peace group has had a call to arms to kick out Labour MP Hugh Bayley at the next General Election. MP George Galloway, leader of the Respect Coalition, told a meeting of the coalition's York branch at the Priory Street Centre, off Micklegate, York

  • Earswick's medal haul

    ALL New Earswick Swimming Club's seven competitors at Kingston upon Hull's Graded Open Meet won medals. In the 50m events, Sarah Welsh took gold in the 15years freestyle and butterfly, silver in the breaststroke, and reached the final of the freestyle

  • Why we want yellow lines in our street

    A CONCERNED resident today said lives were being put at risk by delays over yellow lines being painted on a York street. Kjartan Poskitt contacted the council to request parking restrictions on the corner of Wentworth Road and Telford Terrace, in South

  • Victory in fight to win back bus

    A CAMPAIGN to bring back a "lifeline" bus to a York village estate has enjoyed a double dose of success - with the reinstatement of the service and the launch of a new Sunday one. Peter Edwards, commercial director of bus company First, admitted that

  • Green Tarmac

    I SEE that Nigel Ingram states quite unequivocally that they intend to provide "up to 20 acres of 'green' areas at Derwenthorpe, including extensive tree planting, new footpaths and enhanced cycle ways". Do I take it from this then, that the footpaths

  • Soapbox: Night lights pollute sky

    IT is with interest I read of plans for nocturnal illumination of some of York's better known landmarks (October 4). As noted this has become an increasing trend in recent years and unfortunately seems to be gaining a wide acceptance. Almost invariably

  • Brownfield first

    NIGEL Ingram's "Thinking Green" letter (October 2) makes interesting if not ironic reading for residents affected by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's proposed Derwenthorpe development. He says they intend to provide acres of "green" areas and undertake

  • Natural contrasts

    TWO recent contrasting "nature" articles in the Evening Press (Monday, September 27) gave me food for thought. One was Matthew Woodcock's delightful description of a York wild-life allotment - a haven for numerous small wild creatures ("From 'jungle'

  • City plans for influx of pupils

    EDUCATION bosses are calling for changes to a York catchment area so that children living in a planned village can go to schools able to cope with the extra pupils. A City of York Council report says that the 540-home Derwenthorpe development at Osbaldwick

  • Brass facing defensive injury crisis

    INJURIES to Graeme Law and David McGurk have added to York City's defensive headache. Both players were crocked in separate incidents at the same time during last night's 2-1 Nationwide defeat at Morecambe. Right-back Law limped off straight away with

  • All Saints on the march

    ALL Saints School, York, were all smiles after the first inter-school netball tournament on Saturday, with both their 'A' and 'B' teams winning. Eight schools battled it out in the first round of the English Schools' Under-14s competition at Joseph Rowntree

  • Five-star Clamp

    CHARLIE Clamp got to grips with the new York Schools' Under-11s football campaign as he hammered five past Barnsley in an opening day 7-3 win. York twice fell behind to the visitors but responded with a classy attacking display to cancel out their opponents

  • Roman York by Patrick Ottaway (Tempus Publishing Ltd, £17.99)

    AS YOU would expect from the head of archaeological fieldwork for the York Archaeological Trust, Patrick Ottaway is up-to-date with the most recent excavations in this ancient Roman city, while paying proper attention to the older, well-documented research

  • Sing-a-long-a-Elvis, Grand Opera House, York

    It seems that we are considered slightly "off the wall" to anyone that meets us, and visitors to our home are usually too polite to mention the life-size Elvis cut-outs that adorn our walls, so it seemed the most natural thing in the world to spend the

  • A gem of an agency

    A NEW venture called Quartz Travel will open in Heworth Road, York, on November 1. The man behind the new travel agency is Paul Smith, former sales manager of Star Clippers, the luxury cruise operator. He said: "I am taking on two staff, but I'm braced

  • Short on Respect

    GEORGE Galloway says his anti-war Respect Coalition will kick York MP Hugh Bayley out of office at the next General Election. Mr Bayley would be more concerned by such hyperbole if there had been a large crowd to cheer on the legendary Mr Galloway last

  • Nestl lights up the city

    TIDINGS of great joy: Christmas is no longer cancelled. York was facing a bleak midwinter, its festive illuminations stuck in storage. Then Santa appeared early, in the form of Chris White, and handed over a £30,000 gift. We must thank Mr White, managing

  • Senior seals it for Boro

    SCARBOROUGH eventually overcame a Northwich Victoria side which has yet to win in the Nationwide Conference this season last night. Neil Redfearn set Boro on their way to a 3-0 victory with a first-half penalty when Kevin Townson was fouled by Mark Foran

  • Rail on track

    HARROGATE Railway's dull start to the season is all but a distant memory after Martin Haresign's men turned Goole over 3-1 last night. Ryan Haigh, Andy Shuttleworth and Scott Ryan wiped out Graeme Whitehead's effort for the second placed team, who slipped