• Swimming along

    DISABLED swimmers have hailed one of their most dedicated volunteers by nominating her for a Community Pride award. Noreen Astbury, 67, has worked tirelessly for the New Earswick Disabled Swimming Club for 20 years - despite suffering from the painful

  • Duke of York praises community heroes

    IT was easy to pick a winner at Royal Ascot York as the city's finest community heroes enjoyed a day at the races in honour of their outstanding achievements. After spending the day at Knavesmire, award winners from the York Community Pride 2004 campaign

  • Recruitment Opportunities

    Employment Adviser. £22,512 to £24,000 plus 5% contribution to pension, plus essential car user allowance. Providing quality, accessible and supportive advice on employment issues and law to voluntary organisations employing paid staff. ICT Adviser. £22,512

  • Teaching Opportunities

    Opportunities exist for part-time appointments: LECTURERS. £17.67 per hour. Engineering NVQ Level 1 and 2. Literacy Numeracy. Key Skills Bookkeeping & Accounting. Business Studies Office Skills. Hairdressing. Beauty Therapy. Law Administration. Candidates

  • Catering Vacancies

    BAY HORSE, Green Hammerton is looking for a creative, experienced Chef. Exciting prospects for the right person. Salary negotiable. Also required Junior Chef. Willing to train the right applicant. Experienced Bar and Waiting Staff. Great rates of pay.

  • Sales Executive

    Sales Executive. £15.5 (OTE £17k). Enthusiastic, self-motivated individual required to generate sales leads and sales meetings via the telephone for the Business Development Manager. With a minimum of one years experience in a telesales environment, you

  • Foreman Joiner

    Sorrell (York) Ltd require Foreman Joiner. Excellent rates of pay, company van and other benefits. Experience essential. For more details, please ring David Machen on 01904 430661. Updated: 14:51 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • Service Engineer

    Service Engineer. Required to service amusement machines in Public Houses. Previous experience would be an advantage. Company vehicle provided. All enquiries telephone: York Coin Leisure on 01904 750445. Updated: 14:50 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • Managing Secretary

    Malton and Norton Golf Club. Managing Secretary. Malton and Norton is a private members Club established in 1910, with almost 900 members. It is a 27 hole course with excellent practice facilities, a driving range and short game practice area. It is a

  • Front of House Person

    The White Swan, Ampleforth, Pub/restaurant requires full time Fron of House Person. Experienced preferred. For further information please call 01439 788239. Updated: 14:48 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • Gardener

    Experienced Gardener required to maintain and develop established 5 acre garden in York area. Please apply in writing to: E Davis, Middlethorpe Manor, Middlethorpe, York, YO23 2QB. Updated: 14:46 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • Sous Chef

    Pitcher & Piano. SOUS CHEF required ... for busy riverside bar/restaurant in York. Suitable applicants must apply in writing for the attention of the General Manager with CV and covering letter. Closing date: Monday 20th June 2005. Ebor Hall, Coney

  • Dental Nurse

    Dental Nurse required for private, friendly city centre practice. Call after 6pm on 01347 878694. Updated: 14:44 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • Can you serve up an answer?

    STAFF at the City of York Archive bend over backwards to help history buffs. But can you help them in return? Joy Cann has discovered this picture and would love to know more. It shows 43 Coney Street displaying a shop sign which reads Agency For Servants

  • Nothing but the best

    A FEW weeks ago it was announced that the brick and stone rail headquarters in Station Rise was up for sale. This is one of the great monuments to York's railway city status. Just like the station itself, it stands as grand testament to the fulfilled

  • Scorecards

    June 18/19 Premier Division Acomb (30pts) beat Dunnington (2pts) by 142 runs: Acomb 259-3 (S Rodrigo 124no, R Sykes 76no), Dunnington 117 (H Khan 44; D Sykes 4-49, A Tute 6-44). Beverley Town (30pts) beat Clifton Alliance (7pts) by 4 wkts: Clifton Alliance

  • Earswick new boy makes Hey in six

    New Earswick's new signing, David Hey, had an impressive debut as he shared the spoils in a close division six derby with Rowntrees. He joined John Routledge (5-77) in the leading factory bowlers standings, by taking 3-38 in ten overs and hit an unbeaten

  • Solving the riddle of Stonehenge

    A York firm is set to resolve one of the major riddles of Stonehenge. A team from QA Research will be among the 20,000 visitors heading for the sacred heritage site in Wiltshire tomorrow to mark the summer solstice. QA Research, which is based in St George's

  • Review: York Musical Society Choir & Orchestra; York Minster

    AN interval can make quite a difference. On a sultry evening, York Minster's built-in air-conditioning offered a welcome opportunity to cool down on Saturday. But whether depressed by the small audience or enervated by the heat, the choir made little

  • Mason shakes up Harrogate with high fours

    SIMON Mason made good on his long promise of a major innings for York as he produced it at the vital time to eclipse Harrogate, York's closest Yorkshire ECB Premier League title rivals. Mason's awesome power earned him 26 boundaries, of which two were

  • Week will live long in our minds

    The final Royal Procession was a poignant affair, as STEVE CARROLL discovered. SO it was time to say goodbye. The Royal Procession snaked its way across Knavesmire's straight course for the last time, and we all waved knowing that this was the end. The

  • Knavesmire classic hope

    THE country's oldest classic horse race could be on its way to York's Knavesmire following the massive success of Royal Ascot. York Racecourse is in line to host the 2006 St Leger - if a redevelopment plan at Doncaster means that course has to shut. Chiefs

  • Titus ramble

    NORTH Yorkshire trainers brought the curtain down on Royal Ascot at York with a winning double on Saturday. Sutton Bank-based Bryan Smart and Middleham's Mark Johnston triumphed in the opening two races on the final day of the royal meeting which pulled

  • Songs of praise

    THEY refused to go home. More than 10,000 remained to say a tuneful farewell to Royal Ascot at York at the final communal singing. STEVE CARROLL was with them. TO the sound of the band, they swayed. Whether that was a result of the catchy tune, the scorching

  • Traffic plan may be used for regular race events

    COUNCIL bosses will hold talks this week to see whether parts of York's race day traffic master plan can be used during other big Knavesmire meetings. City of York Council transport chiefs will be debriefed on the success of a plan which kept the city

  • Slow week for traders

    HAT sales boomed in York during Royal Ascot - but trade in general has been branded "pretty dire" by a leading retailer. At Fenwick's in Coppergate, store chiefs stocked up on huge supplies of hats in preparation for the week, with race-goers buying headgear

  • Why was York a ghost town?

    WHILE it was difficult to stroll through York during Ascot week without humming the Specials' Ghost Town, those of us running visitor attractions eagerly await our slice of the supposed £50 million "boost" to York's economy. The Richard III Museum has

  • Another PR stunt

    I FIND the proclamation that Ascot will bring £50 million to the city utterly implausible (June 14). This appears to be another pre-emptive PR stunt by the council and its associated quangos. Surely the powers-that-be knew that their policy of blockading

  • Racing memories

    WHILE City of York Council and the racecourse authorities have admirably done everything possible to re-create the Royal Ascot meeting, I find it quite different to the "real thing". The main reasons, of course, are the difference between the right hand

  • It's so hard to look good

    I ENJOYED reading George Appleby's amusing letter about the "love of his life" and the problems she has finding fashions which are well-designed, reasonably-priced and suitable for the more mature figure (June 14). This is where Marks and Sparks excelled

  • Drink-driver eating pizza

    A POLE who tried eating pizza while drink-driving down Tadcaster Road late at night has been banned from English roads for two years. Jacek Stepien's journey home ended with him impaling a friend's car on railings near the Askham Bar Park & Ride roundabout

  • Swimming along

    DISABLED swimmers have hailed one of their most dedicated volunteers by nominating her for a Community Pride award. Noreen Astbury, 67, has worked tirelessly for the New Earswick Disabled Swimming Club for 20 years - despite suffering from the painful

  • Music venue bid sparks anger

    FRAUGHT residents have lodged fierce objections to a York pub's plans to trade into the early hours. Live music venue, Certificate 18, in Gillygate, has applied to City of York Council for permission to stay open until 2am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

  • We were right to fight say York Barbican protesters

    CAMPAIGNERS have defended their "human and legal" right to seek to block the redevelopment and privatisation of York's Barbican Centre. The Save Our Barbican campaign claimed it had the right to object to what it saw as an abuse, a massive over-development

  • River victim dies

    A MAN has died after he was pulled from the River Ouse in York, police said today. Officers said it appeared the victim, in his 40s and from the York area, had already been dragged from the water at Water End, Clifton before emergency crews reached the

  • Shock waves

    SHOCKED residents of Helmsley told today how flash floods transformed their streets into a raging torrent in minutes. Up to 20 properties were inundated and the town's main bridge was completely submerged after the River Rye burst its banks, initially

  • Titus ramble

    NORTH Yorkshire trainers brought the curtain down on Royal Ascot at York with a winning double on Saturday. Sutton Bank-based Bryan Smart and Middleham's Mark Johnston triumphed in the opening two races on the final day of the royal meeting which pulled

  • Storm horror

    A MASSIVE rescue operation was launched after freak thunderstorms wreaked havoc across swathes of North and East Yorkshire. Flash floods devastated communities in the Helmsley and Thirsk area, and more than 17,000 properties suffered power cuts. RAF Sea

  • World champion forced to concede crown

    Steve Webster has conceded the 2005 title after the Team Castrol Suzuki pair were forced to withdraw from the third round of the 2005 FIM Sidecar World Championship. After qualifying on pole for the 31st consecutive time at a World Championship event,

  • Royal assent

    ROYAL Ascot at York has had the royal seal of approval. Last week's sporting and social festival has been declared one of the most significant racing events in living memory by the country's most respected racing follower, the Queen herself. Praise has

  • Going to the dogs

    HARROGATE Agility Training Society and Ripon Dog Training Society is running a dog show at Pateley Bridge Showground on Sunday, July 3. One of the features is a reunion parade of all dogs adopted from the Blue Cross. We should like to invite owners and

  • Tractor Driver/General Farm Worker

    Experienced Tractor Driver/General Farm Worker required. Permanent position. Tel. 01904 468255/07860 719474. Updated: 14:02 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • Arise, Sir Peter, traffic master

    TODAY the Diary launches a campaign to make the Royal Ascot traffic masterplan permanent. Cars are not the Diary's strong point - we can barely distinguish a Jaguar from a Beetle - but we did notice there was a distinct lack of them last week. Colleagues

  • Way we were

    Monday, June 20, 2005 100 years ago Walter George Deeth, motorcar driver for Mr R Hague-Cook, was charged at the Police Court with driving a motorcar beyond the limit allowed by the law. The prosecution said that acting Sergeant Gamble saw a motorcar

  • Assistant

    Part time Assistant required for bar and general duties. Approx 20 hours per week. Apply to Lydia Wright, Ryedale Indoor bowls Club, Norton. Tel. 01653 600016. Updated: 15:07 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • HGV Class II Drivers

    2 HGV Class 2 Drivers required - 1 Malton Area. 1 Thirsk Area. Apply to Mandy Wood, Todd Waste Management on Tel. 01845 523131. Updated: 14:58 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • Legal Secretary/Receptionist

    Hague & Dixon, Solicitors, 12 Smiddy Hill, Pickering YO18 7AN. Tel. 01751 475222. Legal Secretary/Receptionist. Full time (part time considered). Experience preferred but not essential. Please apply in writing with CV to: Mr Gordon Mellor. Updated

  • Trainee Salesperson

    TRAINEE SALESPERSON. Permanent position. £12,000 per annum. Full training given, but must have confident telephone manner. Must be prepared to travel to Tholthorpe (10 miles north of York). Telephone 01347 838989 or email CV to:

  • Sales Person

    ACASTER STEEL LTD require a SALES PERSON. Permanent position. £20,000 per annum plus expenses. Company car (BMW) supplied. Experience of the steel industry preferred. Must be prepared to travel to Tholthorpe (10 miles north of York). Telephone 01347 838989

  • Clouds may lift - 20/06/05

    Grey Clouds, who had a nightmare run at Beverley two weeks ago, returns to the course tomorrow to bid for compensation. The Tim Easterby-trained mare lines-up for the Happy 40th Birthday Sally Barber Handicap and will again have the assistance of the

  • Royal approval for 'significant' moment

    ROYAL ASCOT at York was declared one of the most significant racing events in living memory - by none other than the Queen. The Duke of Devonshire, Her Majesty's representative at Ascot, said thefive-day festivalhad been "a moment of history". He spoke

  • People's party

    THERE may not have been a top hat or an Arab sheikh in sight, but for thousands of York residents it was all about having fun. More than 8,000 Yorkies crammed into the residents-only Rails Enclosure for the final day of Royal Ascot. And it truly was the

  • Going nuts with Frank

    I ONCE had a lovely chat with former health secretary Frank Dobson in Tullivers. It's not that I make a habit of accosting MPs in health food shops, it's just that I mistakenly believed I knew him. "Hiya," I said to the bemused bearded politician as he

  • Yes! Yes! No

    IN response to your front page story headlines "Yes! Yes! Yes!" (June 17), I ask why we are expected place any value on the views of one of the world's leading freeloaders? I am sure the Duke of York did enjoy his free trip to York and the "pram" ride

  • Appalling plan

    I AM appalled that some of the bowling fraternity who use Clarence Gardens have thought up the idea that the relatively small area of green between the boundary wall of Hansom Place and Wigginton Road could be used as a car park. The green is a welcome

  • Greenery threat

    City of York Council is at it again, wanting to turn another green patch into a car park, but not permanently I am told. The piece of green grass near the bowling greens on Clarence Gardens is part of Bootham stray and has been enclosed for a long time

  • Nothing's sacred

    YOU would think that one of the few green spaces we have around here for people to enjoy would be sacred, but you would be wrong. There are several bowling greens in Clarence Gardens off Wigginton Road and the bowlers want to use the remaining grassy

  • Review: Postman Pat & The Greendale Dragon; Grand Opera House

    The lights dimmed, the curtain lifted and squeals of laughter and delight greeted everyone's favourite postman, the one and only Postman Pat, together with his faithful companion, Jess the cat. Greendale Post Office was celebrating its 100th birthday!

  • Tenants wanted for an eyesore

    AN EYESORE building in York could finally be coming back to life after property managers announced they wanted new tenants. The owners of the partially derelict White Swan Hotel are looking for two businesses to occupy empty retail units, one of which

  • Robbery thugs get four years jail

    TWO members of a gang which attacked a man with a metal bar during a drive-by robbery in York have both been jailed for four years. Several young people leapt out of a Ford Fiesta-type van as Oliver Wright was walking home along Stockton Lane in the early

  • Sheriff Hutton off the bottom after tie

    Sheriff Hutton Bridge clawed their way off the bottom of the Hunters Estate Agent York and District Premier division table after clinging on against Woodhouse Grange. Grange topped the 200 mark after hitting 222-7 with major contributions from Mike Burdett

  • King Richard in sweet success

    Richard Tuite was the star of the all-round performance of the day in division two of the Hunters the Estate Agent York and District Senior League when Rowntrees came up against New Earswick. Tuite's 77 led Rowntrees to a total of 193-7 with Paul Horner

  • Rain stops play

    York were washed out of the Cockspur Knockout Cup on run rates after rain disrupted the replayed tie. The heavens opened on the fourth round replay - postponed after the weather intervened in last week's original clash - with Doncaster still needing 72

  • Good news for sad hotel

    IN a reverse of the fairy tale transformation, the White Swan Hotel in York has been a great big ugly duckling for almost as long as anyone can remember. This prominent building in Piccadilly has been partially derelict since the hotel closed in 1982.

  • The right to park

    HILARY McElroy appears to have missed the point I was trying to make (Letters, June 15). When I was contacted by a journalist I was asked about the parking situation as it affects Acomb WMC and its members (I am not a spokesman for Morrisons), and I reiterate

  • Time for honourable truce

    I salute Bernard Hallas for his admirable defiance of his 87 years (Letters, June 15)? Bernard, your example will stiffen the backs of many a volunteer activist in their seventies (I am one), when we feel like surrendering to "old age". If my "ancient

  • Sales Assistant

    Sales Assistant, part time required for Nursery Equipment/Pram outlet. At least 2 days per week (including Saturdays). Retail experience an advantage, but not essential. apply in writing to: Paul Stride, 20 Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross, York. Updated:

  • Party Organisers

    Party Organisers. Experienced person to operate Jewellery parties on a part time basis, approx one a week to start. Excellent earning potential. Tel. Ken on 07952 712909. Updated: 14:42 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • Supervisor

    Coloroll Soft Furnishings, McArthur Glen, York requires SUPERVISOR. To work 34 hours a week, some weekends required. Good rate of pay with bonus scheme. Apply in writing to: Lyn Fallon, 20 Gaunt Close Bramley, Rotherham, S Yorkshire, S66 3YH. Updated:

  • Cover Supervisor/Assistant Learning Co-ordinator

    COVER SUPERVISOR/ASSISTANT LEARNING CO-ORDINATORS required from September 2005. 37 hours per week, term time only, to supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers, undertake monitoring duties and support the pastoral structures within

  • Animal Stockperson

    Part time, small animals stockperson(s) required. Pending the imminent retirement of our long serving stockman (well he is 83!), a replacement is required. There is a possibility of job-share as it would be a 7-day a week position. Age is not a barrier

  • Administrative Assistant

    Administrative Assistant. Applicants should be computer literate, able to work on own initiative and ideally have experience in hotel reservations. David Patmore Ltd, 5 High Petergate, York YO1 7EN. Updated: 14:03 Thursday, June 16, 2005

  • Teacher of Food and Textile

    Oaklands School, Acomb, York. Required for September 2005 in this popular school designated Specialist Sports College from September 2003. PART TIME TEACHER OF FOOD AND TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY (0.4-0.6) CPS. An enthusiastic teacher of Food and Textiles Technology

  • Administrator

    P K Accommodation Ltd. Administrator. One of the UK's foremost providers of pre-owned portable accommodation is looking for a motivated proactive person to provide administrative support to our team. Reporting to the General Manager, you will have a job