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  • Swordsman was a lucky man

    MR Ramkissoon, above, the martial artist practising with his training sword in his garden, should consider himself lucky when the police arrived (Evening Press, August 31). If he had been walking home from the pub carrying a repaired chair leg he would

  • Trolley problems

    AP COX is right to highlight the continuing problem of luggage trolleys at York station (Letters, August 30). Unfortunately, some customers remove trolleys from the station premises and do not return them. This requires a programme of regular replacement

  • Bus service blues

    I WISH to comment on the alteration to the No 13 bus service to Copmanthorpe. This bus used to come down Flaxman Croft but, for some reason I can't fathom, First has taken it off the route and replaced it with a subsidised service, No 26, which to me

  • Take moral stand

    WALKING or motoring through the lovely countryside around York it is heartening to see chickens running freely in fields and pigs in wide open spaces. What a shame that we also see evidence of battery-farming which results in chickens having a painful

  • Station pitfalls

    COUN Charles Hall makes some interesting assertions in his letter about the location of a proposed Haxby station (August 28). He notes the council is keen to build Haxby station at a location "easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists" and "the council

  • How to kill off the superbugs

    TELEVISION news reported that in 1990 the infection rates for superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) were two per cent. Nowadays, the report said, infection rates are 45 per cent. In 1990 York Area Health Authority privatised hospital

  • How to pull in the real crowds

    HOW disappointing to see that the Olympics 2004 have failed to strike gold with spectators, despite the fact that the games are being held in their ancestral home. Bizarrely, it does seem that the prospect of watching the world's finest Tae Kwondo exponents

  • Nagging doubts about your man

    Is constant care and attention the only way to hang on to your hubby? JO HAYWOOD reports on a book that makes the Stepford Wives look like a bunch of feminist harridans. THE title says it all really. The Proper Care And Feeding Of Husbands by radio agony

  • Becks should be pole-axed

    HAS Sven-Goran Eriksson finally got the bottle to dump the Becks? That's the Hamlet-like teaser the prince of Sven-mark now has to answer ahead of tomorrow's World Cup qualifier in Poland. Now, there will be many who will blanch at the idea of dropping

  • Now it's over to you, councillor

    ALMOST 6,500 people have called on City of York Council to halt its highway robbery. The Evening Press yesterday handed over petition forms - urging the authority to scrap evening and on-street parking charges and remove all unnecessary yellow lines -

  • Striking dilemma delights Brass

    YORK City player-manager Chris Brass admits he has a selection poser in attack. With player-coach Lee Nogan performing well in the 3-0 triumph at Dagenham & Redbridge and his replacement Paul Robinson having a hand in both of Darren Dunning's goals

  • Spitting image

    THE Archbishop of York has met himself - face-to-face at Selby Abbey. A stone carving of Dr David Hope's head is to be mounted on the north-east corner as part of the abbey's restoration, but yesterday he viewed the carving at ground level. The figure

  • Warr crew push on to win

    YORK Groves had no answer to half-backs Carl Bardauskas and Wayne Fennell as the duo inspired Selby Warriors to an opening day 44-10 victory. Both players scored four tries in the Pennine League division five clash, with scrum-half Fennell adding five

  • Compact makes a big impact

    An exciting new chapter has opened for the Evening Press with the launch of its compact design. The switch from traditional broadsheet to compact marks a major milestone in the newspaper's 122-year history. As the printing press whirred into action for

  • 'Guests have seen things moving about'

    ARE there uninvited guests of a ghostly nature staying at an historic York hotel? That is what a team of investigators hope to discover when they search for paranormal activity at the Dean Court Hotel, in Duncombe Place, tonight. Equipment such as electromagnetic

  • Fugitive landlord who did a long run

    Crime reporter Chris Greenwood concludes his exclusive feature on the York landlord who ran away. A FUGITIVE licensee who disappeared with the takings from a York pub has told of how he came face-to-face with his former employers while on the run in western

  • Ky-lee goes loco in York

    Tribute act Ky-lee got into the groove on York railway station's Platform 3 today, midway through her locomotive trip up the East Coast Main Line. The London-based performer was doing The Locomotion on every major platform en route - York, Darlington

  • Police at the ready with guns and dogs unit

    GUNS and dogs have been brought together as part of a move by North Yorkshire Police to improve their response to serious crimes. The force has created a "formidable" 100-strong unit of firearms officers and dog handlers to deal with incidents in York

  • Anyone for afters?

    YORK primary school heads have welcomed plans to introduce a ten-hour school day - starting with breakfast and ending with after-school activities. The option, being considered by Education Secretary Charles Clarke, could mean parents would be able to

  • City's roads in a mess

    OFFICIAL figures today confirmed what York motorists already knew: many of the city's roads are in a mess. Almost one in five routes are breaking up or scarred by potholes, according to the Government. The situation is likely to worsen. Transport executive

  • Putting on the brakes

    SUCCESSIVE interest rate rises, plus August's unpredictably humid weather, has resulted in shopkeepers enduring the slowest sales performance since March last year. As reported in the Evening Press, some York traders may have had a good August Bank Holiday

  • Way we were

    Tuesday, September 7, 2004 100 years ago: A correspondent sent a rhymed explanation of the Yorkshireman's coat-of-arms, which has for its subscription "Tak' hod an' sup, lad," and is the sign of The Black Swan at York. The rhyme was "A Flea, a Fly, a

  • Tali wants to tarry at Knights

    NEW recruit Albert Talipeau has not ruled out being a York City Knights player on a permanent deal next season. The Samoan star, who moved to Huntington Stadium a week ago in a loan contract from Super League side Wakefield, made his Knights' debut as

  • People watching people

    I AM taking it easy on the world this week. No controversy. I am just going to pick on people instead - to hell with the death threats. People make life worth living. They come in all shapes and sizes, with different attitudes, dirty habits and guilt

  • Watch for walkers

    I WISH to respond to letters published in the Evening Press on August 31. The first one, from Andrew Tessier, was headlined "Use road sense". While I agree pedestrians should look out for road users for their own safety, it should be appreciated that

  • Yellow lines soon

    MR Lamb wrote about the problems being experienced at Monks Cross caused by inconsiderate parking. This situation applies not just in the Monks Cross area but also along large stretches of Jockey Lane. I reassure him, and the residents of Huntington,

  • Life and death at the lights

    A SAFETY shake-up is on the cards for the Skeldergate-North Street-Micklegate-Bridge Street junction because of accidents in the last three years (Evening Press, August 25). I hope consideration will also be given to the other two junctions along Micklegate

  • Oh no, not six months of self-obessed Victoria

    JUST when life was looking good - screaming kids back at school, our Olympians safely home after doing a great job in Athens, summer's finally here albeit in September - Victoria Beckham has to ruin it all by announcing she is three months pregnant. Stop

  • So superior

    AS I walk into the city, fortified by my breakfast of orange juice, a banana and branflakes, I see people stuffing themselves with meat pies and pasties. How do I prevent myself from feeling preposterously superior? Ron Willis, Priory Street, York. Updated

  • Call the Army in

    PETER Evely's letter, following my suggestions of the possibility of building military-type slip roads from the A64 on to the racecourse and subsequent exit road via Bishopthorpe Road back onto the west-bound carriageway of the A64, quoted a figure of

  • What happened to the holidays?

    BACK to school. It's a phrase that means many things to many people - sadness for parents as a youngest sibling sets out on the rocky road to the real world, a taste of freedom for stay-at-home mums and dads who have spent years caring for children around-the-clock

  • The passion of parking

    Mike Laycock looks back at our campaign against York's new parking charges and restrictions, which has gathered support from across the community. I HAVE organised a fair number of Evening Press campaigns over the years, but cannot recall one ever generating

  • Now it's over to you, councillor

    ALMOST 6,500 people have called on City of York Council to halt its highway robbery. The Evening Press yesterday handed over petition forms - urging the authority to scrap evening and on-street parking charges and remove all unnecessary yellow lines -

  • Scorned lover denies murder with sawn-off shotgun

    WHEN York psychotherapist Heather Stephenson-Snell's ex-boyfriend began a new relationship, it sparked an obsession that ended in tragedy, a court heard. She is alleged to have embarked on a campaign of intimidation, and took up shooting lessons in the

  • Tali wants to tarry at Knights

    NEW recruit Albert Talipeau has not ruled out being a York City Knights player on a permanent deal next season. The Samoan star, who moved to Huntington Stadium a week ago in a loan contract from Super League side Wakefield, made his Knights' debut as

  • Glap all over

    Buoyant Pickering Town will be looking to transform Saturday's FA Cup winning exploits into the league tonight when they host Glapwell. The Pikes have suffered a miserable start to the season with a 100 per cent loss rate from their opening two league

  • Tadcaster's title charge

    TADCASTER have taken the IT Sports York Mixed Tennis League division two title with victory over Bubwith in their final game. Ian Young and Sheila Stuart won 29 games for Tadcaster, just one more than John Rutherford and Lorraine Pearey, with Richard

  • Cash blow for home repairs

    MAINTENANCE schemes costing more than £700,000 to improve the condition of York council homes have been put off - because of a funding shortfall. City of York Council housing chiefs have decided to hold back on carrying out refits to kitchens, rewiring

  • Press owners' cash is up for grabs by worthy local causes

    EVENING Press readers today have a chance to share in a half-million-dollar bonanza. The cash is available to worthy causes around the UK in areas served by the Evening Press's UK parent company, Newsquest. Twice a year the money is put up by an arm of

  • Licensees in dark on shake-up

    YORK'S licensees said today they were still in the dark about how new licensing laws will affect their businesses. But they reassured residents that round- the-clock drinking in the city was not an option, despite the Government's relaxation of drinking

  • York roads 'in poor condition'

    ALMOST one-in-five of York's roads are in a poor state of repair. New figures reveal that 154 kilometres of the city's 810km road network are badly damaged and in need of work such as structural maintenance, attention to crumbling surfaces and potholes

  • Task too tough for Ryan's ace - 07/09/04

    All eyes will be on Halmahera at Doncaster tomorrow as the North Yorkshire sprinter aims to put what is now a traditional stamp on the opening day of the St Leger Festival. Trained at Hambleton by Kevin Ryan, Halmahera has won the Portland Handicap for

  • Striking dilemma delights Brass

    YORK City player-manager Chris Brass admits he has a selection poser in attack. With player-coach Lee Nogan performing well in the 3-0 triumph at Dagenham & Redbridge and his replacement Paul Robinson having a hand in both of Darren Dunning's goals

  • Girls grapple with test

    THE first-ever girls' game of rugby league in York was held when New Earswick All Blacks played Redhill in an under-16 friendly. This was held as part of New Earswick's gala day and was the first game either team had played. All Blacks easily won with

  • Warr crew push on to win

    YORK Groves had no answer to half-backs Carl Bardauskas and Wayne Fennell as the duo inspired Selby Warriors to an opening day 44-10 victory. Both players scored four tries in the Pennine League division five clash, with scrum-half Fennell adding five

  • Glap all over

    Buoyant Pickering Town will be looking to transform Saturday's FA Cup winning exploits into the league tonight when they host Glapwell. The Pikes have suffered a miserable start to the season with a 100 per cent loss rate from their opening two league

  • Parking ghosts

    PARANORMAL activity has been reported at the Dean Court Hotel, and a team of spectre detectors are investigating. What could be causing it? Are residents of nearby York Minster swapping the austerity of the crypt for a few nights in luxury? We have another

  • Quality counts when out to lunch

    Working people take lunch a lot more seriously than they used to. Kirk Jemison, a partner in Subway, which opened in York recently, is aiming to take advantage of changing attitudes. IT'S a long time since Gordon Gekko said that lunch was "for wimps".

  • Bush business blooms for North Yorkshire farmer

    A NORTH YORKSHIRE farmer is betting his hedges. Ricky Pearson-Adams, of Long Row Hedges, at Stearsby, near Easingwold, has developed an innovative scheme to ensure that lush greenery is no longer just the domain of more established properties, by bringing

  • Celebration turns sour

    WHAT should have been a celebration of a huge achievement for York and North Yorkshire today has ended in a row. York and North Yorkshire was today declared among the top European Regions and Cities of the Future. The area was a joint runner-up in the

  • Spooked by the ugly ghost

    AS a team of ghostbusters check out whether any spirits have checked in to the Dean Court Hotel tonight, the Diary's attention has been drawn to another spooky story. York's Ghostfinder General Rachel Lacy discovered it on an urban legends website. This