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  • Masters of the Queue

    Early Saturday morning between 8.30am and 12.30pm, a two-deep queue of children of the 1920s, '30s, '40s and '50s snaked out from the doctors' surgery in Clifton, at the corner of Burton Stone Lane, along the pavement. It was the start of a concerted

  • Neighbourhood Watch, Burn, Selby

    The other night four cars were broken into in the vicinity of the Wheatsheaf pub in Burn near Selby and various other car-related crimes have occurred over the last few weeks. Just a warning to everyone in the area - keep car doors and windows locked,

  • Many machines make light work for charity

    Amotherby's 25th Vintage Working Weekend took place on 10/11th September - and the silver jubilee was marked by a big fundraising success in aid of some excellent causes. The event took place at Sleights Farm Amotherby by kind permission of Mr Dave Bulmer

  • ID cards scheme is chilling echo of past

    TODAY our yes man MP Hugh Bayley will once more follow his leader Mr Blair and vote with him for the imposition of a national database and ID card system on all of us. The parallels of Mr Blair's increasing authoritarian regime with that of Adolf Hitler

  • Abuse of status

    REGARDING Councillor Reid and her traffic lights scam - these lights have been changing for emergency vehicles for years now, as Micklegate was a problem for emergency vehicles due to traffic jams under the bar. I take it that the demonstration that this

  • Consider position

    AS per Councillor Ann Reid's statement, "I'm Sorry", who does she think she is kidding? May I suggest that she considers using the words: "I resign." Robert Purnell, Farrar Street, York. Updated: 09:16 Tuesday, October 18, 2005

  • Surprise us, Ann

    I MUST write to congratulate the Evening Press for letting us all know that Councillor Ann Reid's daughter's wedding party got to the church on time, thanks to Coun Reid's very "public spirited gesture" in helping to test yet another initiative by our

  • Poor standards

    SO Councillor Reid is sorry two months after the event, most likely because it has only just become public knowledge. A lapse in her self proclaimed "usually high standards." We can all well do without this kind of standard. As a council taxpayer, voter

  • Absolute disgrace

    WHO do these Liberal Democrat councillors think they are, God? It is absolutely disgraceful that the emergency green light scheme should be tried out this way. Ann Reid's daughter's wedding party should be like everyone else and allow extra time for traffic

  • Thank heavens she's not a groovy gran

    GRANS aren't what they used to be. Grannies today are far removed from grans who were around two decades ago. Today's grans feel 21 years younger than their actual age - 48 when they're 69 - and they don't think that old age sets in until 80-plus. Today

  • Hamleys returning to York after 17 years

    THE WORLD'S most famous toy shop will open the doors of a new discount store in York just in time for Christmas. Hamleys, the 240-year-old London toy store, has started recruiting for a new branch at the McArthur Glen retail outlet. It's not the first

  • Mugger attacks York preacher

    A MINISTER who was mugged outside his own church said criminals see clergymen and women as a "soft target". The Reverend Graham Maskery, 49, was attacked outside the United Reformed Church in Priory Street, York, and has urged witnesses to help police

  • Wise up Kev tells snipers

    KEVIN Blackwell has hit out at the mischief-makers who keep touting Dennis Wise for his job as Leeds United manager. But Blackwell refuses to blame Wise for persistent rumours that the Southampton midfielder is set to take his place. With the Saints due

  • Sacked boss hits out as Callaghan steps in

    HEAD coach Eric Fitzsimons has hit back at York Acorn ARLC after being sensationally sacked despite a great start to the season. The former Whitehaven, Sheffield and Oldham boss, who has also worked in coaching development for the Rugby Football League

  • Lighten up York!

    ONE of York's former Lord Mayors said shops should not be the only businesses raising cash to make the city shine this Christmas. Coun Derek Smallwood's message comes only days after Colliergate traders got together to raise £1,000 to support York Business

  • Flats likely to replace school

    INITIAL plans to demolish a York school and replace it with flats are likely to get the go-ahead at a council meeting this week. Councillors will be asked to approve the scheme for residential development at the St Barnabas School site in Bright Street

  • 'Hitman was hired for murder'

    A YORK coach driver asked a man to kill the husband of a woman he claimed was his lover, a jury was told today. Anthony Joseph Ferrant told Martin Blythe he wanted Paul Logan to be "no more". In a telephone conversation taped by police, he told Mr Blythe

  • What's in store next?

    I RECKON life is all about people. They have the power to make your day or drive you down into the depths of depression or screaming in rage. And I don't mean just those who are close to you - it's anyone you encounter in your daily business. The everyday

  • It's time to talk straight

    AS Conservative MPs cast their votes in the first leadership ballot today, the contest is overshadowed by something unsaid. In the past few weeks all four candidates' have expended thousands of words, at the Blackpool conference, at Westminster, and in

  • Short-sighted view of world

    Short-sighted view of worldWorld XIs - don'tcha just love 'em. Well, you certainly do if you're an Australian cricket fan. He, or Sheila, depending on their gender mate, will be feeling fair dinkum. Today was the scheduled end of the Super Series clash

  • Short-sighted view of world

    World XIs - don'tcha just love 'em. Well, you certainly do if you're an Australian cricket fan. He, or Sheila, depending on their gender mate, will be feeling fair dinkum. Today was the scheduled end of the Super Series clash between Australia and the

  • Professor hands over reins of city promotion body

    PROFESSOR Tony Robards was tonight stepping down as chairman of the York Professional Initiative (YPI). The former pro-vice chancellor at the University of York, who jointly founded the YPI in 2001, has decided to resign to concentrate on his chairmanship

  • Venison supplier set to triple production

    FURTHER expansion is planned for Sherburn-in-Elmet-based Holme Farmed Venison thanks to help from Business Link York and North Yorkshire. The family-run business producing venison and traditional and organic game meats to UK caterers, retailers and mail

  • Twist can shout - 18/10/05

    Alabama Twist, stepping up to a mile for the first time, is fancied win tomorrow at Newcastle's final meeting of the Flat season. A Catterick winner, Tony Culhane's mount subsequently disappointed in a couple of outings but he caught the eye at Epsom

  • Lay down the law for me

    Does anyone know the law regarding emergency vehicles in built-up areas? I live in a quiet village on the A19 which has a 30mph speed limit. Regularly, though, police and ambulance vehicles - and especially the fire brigade - hare through the village

  • Sacked boss hits out as Callaghan steps in

    HEAD coach Eric Fitzsimons has hit back at York Acorn ARLC after being sensationally sacked despite a great start to the season. The former Whitehaven, Sheffield and Oldham boss, who has also worked in coaching development for the Rugby Football League

  • Marie's marathon

    I WOULD like to urge any Evening Press readers who fancy a challenge to consider running the Flora London Marathon for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The ballot for places in next year's marathon closes on Friday, October 21 and if you want to be one of the

  • Update on theft

    IN response to Richard Webster's request for information about the £15,000 that went missing from the council's cashiers (Letters, October 10), I can provide the following update. The police and the auditors have recently completed their investigations

  • Stop sniping

    I READ with interest the letter from Mr Paul Hepworth (October 10). He advises cyclists that if there is a car in the green box at a junction they should move out in front of the box to a position forward of traffic lights and then he advocates that they

  • Facts on hotel

    YOUR acerbic correspondent P Furness would do well to moderate his tone and check his facts before weighing down your letters column with disingenuous comment (October 15). The White Swan Hotel is privately owned. The owners chose to leave it empty. The

  • Time to go

    SO the spokeswoman from City of York Council agreed that allowing Ann Reid's daughter to get to her wedding ceremony presented a "useful opportunity" to test the new emergency lights system where all the traffic lights change to green during an emergency

  • Over the top

    COUNCILLOR Ann Reid has gone over the top. She has abused her authority as a councillor. If it had been an MP they would now have been asked to resign. This woman is a thorn in the side for all York. She should be told to give in her position as a councillor

  • Councillor on the wrong road

    SO Councillor Ann Reid wants to apologise for her feeling over her daughter's personal "freedom of the city ride" (October 15). Not accepted! There are too many things not in her favour to believe her. Firstly every married couple's dream would be to

  • Way we were

    Tuesday, October 18, 2005 100 years ago It was reported how Drake, in his book Eboracum, described how this day, St Luke's Day, was known in York by the name of Whip-dog Day, from a strange custom schoolboys had formerly practiced, whipping all the dogs

  • Ace Donaldson strikes back to square one

    HIT-MAN Clayton Donaldson has missed out on a share of a York City goal-scoring record. The 21-year-old striker has not been credited with City's first goal in Saturday's 2-1 home victory over Canvey Island even though he was adamant that he had got the

  • The curse of foreign travel

    YORK businessman Dr Norman Slater wondered what he had done to deserve being berated by a passenger on a Swedish train. Dr Slater, managing director of Aurora Conservatories in Naburn, was travelling from Copenhagen Airport to its final Swedish terminus

  • Knights go for Dean machine

    YORK City Knights have boosted their forward line-up with the capture of Doncaster Dragons' uncompromising front-rower, Dean O'Loughlin. The 18st, 6ft 4in product of Hull FC's Academy, who follows Craig Farrell in making the move from Belle Vue, comes

  • Date is set for killer's appeal

    QUADRUPLE killer Mark Hobson will appeal against his "life means life" sentence within a matter of weeks, the Evening Press has learned. The former binman jailed for the murders of Claire and Diane Sanderson and James and Joan Britton will lodge his appeal

  • Ace Donaldson strikes back to square one

    HIT-MAN Clayton Donaldson has missed out on a share of a York City goal-scoring record. The 21-year-old striker has not been credited with City's first goal in Saturday's 2-1 home victory over Canvey Island even though he was adamant that he had got the

  • Traffic plan gets green light

    A TRAFFIC management scheme which residents hope will improve safety and security down a York street has been given the go-ahead. The scheme, which will change the parking layout and narrow the entrance to Grosvenor Terrace, was approved by council chiefs

  • Acomb rely on Church leader to foil rivals

    ACOMB'S ex-City of York goalkeeper Steve Church answered his new side's prayers to ensure it was honours even in Yorks Hockey League division one. City of York III had the early chances, but it was home side Acomb who edged in front thanks to a fantastic

  • Murder accused 'responsible' for death

    A HOMELESS man accused of a murder in a York flat told a jury her could not remember what happened that evening - but accepted he was "in some way" responsible for the death. Wilfred Barlow, 44, claimed yesterday at Leeds Crown Court that he could not

  • GPS give advice over flu virus

    YORK GPs have warned of the serious implications of the "bird flu" virus - but urged people not to forget the importance of the regular flu vaccine. Dr David Fair, of Jorvik Medical Practice, said avian flu could be "very serious" if it arrived in Britain

  • Report criticises Selby ambulance base

    A DAMNING report into Selby's ambulance service has criticised lax security, dirty buildings and low staff morale. A health watchdog set up to monitor ambulance services across the region said the Selby station was the "worst they had seen". The Patient

  • How to be married

    With the Marriage Conference coming to York this weekend, JO HAYWOOD finds out what makes for wedded bliss. LOVE and marriage may go together like a horse and carriage, but what happens when one of the wheels falls off? Do you trade it in for a newer

  • Toying with us

    NEWS that Hamleys is to open a toy shop in York will trigger nightmarish flashbacks among those who have visited its London store in the run-up to Christmas. For children it is a magical experience. Seven floors of laser-firing robots, crying dolls, train

  • Office properties to be fully flexible

    AMADEUS Properties is nearing completion of the first phase of its character office scheme at Swinton Grange, Malton. The development, in grounds between Malton and Castle Howard, comprises five new self-contained units ranging in size from 119 sq m to

  • Contractor builds on reputation with accolade

    A YORK-BASED building contractor has won a major national business award as a top small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). F Parkinson, established 71 years ago and based at the Airfield Business Park, Elvington - with other offices in Blackpool and Manchester

  • Commercial Property spotlight: Menzies moving for elbow room

    WORK is soon to begin on a £1.5 million project to convert a former warehouse at Clifton Moor into a new distribution centre for Menzies Distribution Ltd. Its completion by Totty Building Services, scheduled for the end of February, will mean the York

  • Pledge is a snip towards appeal

    A HAIRDRESSER whose little boy's life was saved at York Hospital's children's ward is raising money for the Guardian Angel's appeal. Leanne Lazenby, 33, feared the worst when her two-year-old son Kian Oliver was rushed to hospital with bacterial meningitis

  • Knights go for Dean machine

    YORK City Knights have boosted their forward line-up with the capture of Doncaster Dragons' uncompromising front-rower, Dean O'Loughlin. The 18st, 6ft 4in product of Hull FC's Academy, who follows Craig Farrell in making the move from Belle Vue, comes

  • Should it matter if David Cameron has taken drugs?

    The question of whether the youthful-looking David Cameron has ever taken hard drugs has overshadowed the Tory leadership contest. With the first ballot of Conservative MPs being held today, STEPHEN LEWIS asks: does it really matter what our politicians