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  • Well rotted...

    THANK you to John Cossham from York Rotters for his detailed explanation relating to the production of methane from the green waste collection following my letter and the reply from Jeremy Fox. I have spoken to many people across the city in recent weeks

  • Why the fuss?

    GOOD job councillor Reid, that's what I say. If her daughter's wedding coincided with a needed check on the traffic light emergency system then everyone benefited. The system was proven and her daughter got to the church on time - where's the harm? If

  • Laughing stock

    CONGRATULATIONS to Coun Anne Reid for putting York on the world map for all the wrong reasons. I see the story about her abuse of her position on the council has made the front page of at least one national newspaper and has also made a lead story on

  • No credibility

    ONCE again the credibility of City of York Council has been brought into doubt. Not only has the council recently introduced controversial car parking charges and waste collection policies, one of its own councillors decided to add to the crisis and bring

  • Mogul Minster

    HAVING read "Taking the Mickle" (October 14), can we be assured that the Americans will not approach City of York Council for our real architectural heritage, and not just replicas. May I dare suggest the following inventory to the movie moguls: 1 York

  • How to save cash

    ONCE again the actions of our council leave me angry and irritated. We are told there is a £10 million shortfall to come and that we must look at ways of saving money. Here are a few suggestions. 1 The "Your Ward" propaganda I recently received cost £13,000

  • Top marks to uni

    HOW heartening it was to witness the hosts of students and their families at the University of York open day recently. The campus was humming with instructive activities and cheerful, volunteer undergraduates directing and informing the crowds with courtesy

  • Way we were

    Wednesday, October 19, 2005 100 years ago A labourer residing at Brompton Bar pleaded guilty at the North Riding Police Court, Scarborough, to trespassing in search of game. Frank Ward, of Hutton Buscel, head keeper to Lord Downe, said that he saw the

  • Gloves ace to get a good grip

    YORK City goalkeeper David Stockdale is hoping to follow the example of James Dudgeon and Dave Merris by grabbing his first-team chance when it arises. Stockdale returned from his loan move at Wakefield and Emley to take his place on the Minstermen bench

  • There's no smoke...

    IT'S BEEN seven months and six whole days since I threw my fags away. Sounds like a Prince song, come to think of it, and while I'm not quite blubbing like Sinead O'Connor, part of me still gets misty-eyed when I think about the pleasures I have left

  • Seen the headlines, Steve?

    "TOO often, in the last couple of years, the York council has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons." So wrote Coun Steve Galloway in the foreword to the Liberal Democrat election manifesto, before the May 2003 ballot propelled him to power.

  • Why are we waiting?

    COUNCIL bosses have apologised after admitting that residents in pockets of York still have not been given their green wheelie bins. The problem emerged when Acomb resident Maureen Rawcliffe contacted the Evening Press to complain that her street and

  • Green light probe call

    A LEADING councillor has called for an investigation into York transport boss Ann Reid's decision to "green light" her daughter's wedding convoy. Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing, the opposition Labour group's transport spokeswoman, said an inquiry into the

  • Farrell targets top six

    NEW signing Craig Farrell believes York City Knights can realistically aim for a top-six finish in NL1 next year. The two promoted teams in 2003 and 2004, Keighley and Barrow, both came straight back down but Farrell, who played in NL1 for Doncaster last

  • Cannabis fugitive faces jail

    A FORMER fugitive accused of bankrolling a massive skunk cannabis factory at an airfield near Selby has pleaded guilty to being concerned in the production of cannabis. Today, more than four years after going on the run, Michael Walsh was in custody and

  • Metro stop hits Taddy

    Tadcaster's unbeaten run in the Yorkshire Hockey Women's division was ended by a 3-2 defeat at La Metros 2nds. Tadcaster started poorly and the Metros took advantage with two early goals. Half-way through the first half Tadcaster lost their lone striker

  • Leeds toil to deny Saints

    Leeds United head coach John Carver said it was one of his longest nights in football. Even without the completely inexplicable three minutes of time added on after 90 minutes, last night's 2-1 defeat of Southampton would have certainly been a contender

  • Wrecked home hit by firework

    A YORK home which was partially demolished when a bus ploughed into it has suffered a further catastrophe after a firework landed on the roof. Firefighters went to 62 Lawrence Street at 8.40pm yesterday, after reports that plastic sheeting covering the

  • Light up a life

    LIGHTS and sparklers will illuminate the festive efforts of fundraisers helping the region's cancer patients. St Leonard's Hospice, in York, has launched its Light Up A Life appeal for 2005, hosted by GNER for the eighth year. Every light on the Christmas

  • Funding plan is scrapped

    AN UNPOPULAR scheme to hand out voluntary funding to city groups based on whether they met York Pride or Safer City criteria has been dropped. But City of York Council leader Steve Galloway denied the change of heart was a "U-turn" insisting that amendments

  • 'Hitman' bid on Prescott bus driver

    A YORK coach driver tried to hire a "hitman" to kill a man who was driving John Prescott's election battlebus, a jury heard. Paul Logan, of Acomb, was at the wheel of the Deputy Prime Minister's tour bus during the General Election campaign, Bradford

  • Union dues for Malton

    Malton and Norton Rugby Union Club have become one of the first in Yorkshire to be awarded the prestigious Rugby Football Union Seal of Approval and the Sport England Clubmark. Work to achieve these milestones was started some two years ago under the

  • Let's have an inquiry

    ANN Reid has been a good servant to York for nearly 20 years, and was an excellent and popular Lord Mayor. So few would quibble with her description of the blunder that has created headlines around the world as a "lapse in my usually high standards".

  • Airport's up the junction

    One of the benefits of writing this column is that it provides an opportunity to comment on issues relating to our local business community that might otherwise not be noticed. There was a very good example of this last week. We live in a world of league

  • High fives all round

    The future of primary school netball is well under way with the arrival of High Five netball to York. Special features of the adapted game for Year 5 and 6 pupils include having only five players on court with wing attack and wing defence dropped, and

  • Town 'n' counter

    Harrogate Town came back from a goal down at Wetherby Road to beat Barrow 2-1 and leap to sixth in the Nationwide North standings. Gavin Knight put the visitors ahead after just three minutes. But Town hit back with two goals in five minutes. On-loan

  • Flying start

    YOUR generosity has ensured our Guardian Angels appeal got off to a tremendous start. Thanks to you, £650-worth of cheques and postal orders are now ready to be paid into the Guardian Angels account. But that's not all. York Hospital's Children's Charitable

  • Farrell targets top six

    NEW signing Craig Farrell believes York City Knights can realistically aim for a top-six finish in NL1 next year. The two promoted teams in 2003 and 2004, Keighley and Barrow, both came straight back down but Farrell, who played in NL1 for Doncaster last

  • Old York, new York

    IS York city centre in danger of becoming bland? STEPHEN LEWIS hopes not. IT'S one of the odd paradoxes of our times that while in one way we have never had more choice, in another everything is becoming increasingly the same. Just think of coffee. Pop

  • A vision of staggering beauty

    It was Friday the 30th of September 2005, the time was 07.30hrs, and nineteen men aged between 18 and 60 were facing the biggest challenge of their lives so far. A stag weekend, not any stag weekend, but a stag weekend to Bratislava. I hear you say: "

  • It's a bin puzzle

    I WAS wondering if any of your readers, or indeed any member of the council, can answer a conundrum going round in my head. As we know grey bins are to be emptied by council staff fortnightly, the waste then being taken to landfill. If people are then

  • Send it away

    AS Walmgate Bar is now closed to road traffic has City of York Council considered selling it to their counterparts in York, Nebraska? This way they could have the real thing, some of York's traffic problems could be eased, and the cash-strapped council

  • No to super-state

    I HAVE to agree with David Barnes's letter criticising the European Union's crass political nature (October 13). Our democracy will be left totally emasculated if central government by the EU becomes a reality, as the draft EU constitution has pledged

  • Time for York to turn Royal

    WHY can't York have its own "Royal" horse racing event like Ascot ("No Return: Ascot finally turns down Knavesmire second year", October 11?). If the Royal Family enjoyed coming to York for the Ascot meeting, why can't they support us by giving us our

  • I'm sick of paying out for speed hump damage

    I wish to complain about the speed humps in York and the cost of upkeep. I live and work in the York area, for the past three years as a day-time taxi driver. On my travels I notice the deterioration of sleeping policemen (speed humps) highlighted by

  • City's worthy keep-sakes

    DAVID Stockdale has welcomed the return of goalkeeping coach Pete Glanville to York City, whose number one well-being looks in safe hands. Former Reading reserve Glanville first put City's custodians through their paces in 1992 when Dean Kiely, Nick Culkin

  • City's worthy keep-sakes

    DAVID Stockdale has welcomed the return of goalkeeping coach Pete Glanville to York City, whose number one well-being looks in safe hands. Former Reading reserve Glanville first put City's custodians through their paces in 1992 when Dean Kiely, Nick Culkin

  • Wiggy's revival

    IT Sports Wigginton continued to put their early season defeat to Chapel Allerton behind them as they came from behind to beat Heaton 3-2 in a tricky home Yorkshire Premier Squash League tie. The encounter went down to the final game in which Wigginton

  • Council women top wages table

    CITY of York council employs the highest proportion of women among its top wage earners in our region - according to a new survey. Researchers found that almost half (45 per cent) of the top five per cent of wage earners at the authority were women. The

  • Why are we waiting?

    COUNCIL bosses have apologised after admitting that residents in pockets of York still have not been given their green wheelie bins. The problem emerged when Acomb resident Maureen Rawcliffe contacted the Evening Press to complain that her street and

  • I was so scared, my hat blew right off!

    HAUNTED York will boast a spine-tingling line up of ghostly goings on for Hallowe'en. As ever, York Dungeon has cooked up a host of spooky attractions for its fright-filled Hallowe'en festival. The Yukki Dip will surprise those brave enough to put their

  • 'Trees slay Cray

    Nestl Rowntree RUFC had too much pace for touring side Footscray Veterans, from Kent, winning 36-0. 'Trees raced to a 24-0 half-time lead with tries from winger John Shinn, hooker Phil Bambridge, centre Sean Nicholson and full-back Ivor Jackson, who added

  • Remember Tufty

    NURSING a broken collar bone, cuts and bruises, Tammi Stenton knows she is the luckiest girl in York. She stepped out into the rush-hour traffic last Friday and was hit by a bus. That she escaped with such minor injuries is astonishing. Now the 11-year-old

  • Business Link's glowing report

    IT has been a record-breaking year for Business Link York and North Yorkshire. The one-stop shop for business needs has seen a 28 per cent increase in inquiries, with an average customer satisfaction rate of more than 90 per cent. A diverse range of 45

  • Swift appointment for firm

    Chameleon Business Interiors of Howden, Yorkshire, has appointed Chris Swift as its north of England sales manager. Mr Swift has had more than 30 years' experience in the furnishing and interiors industry, having worked with leading office furniture manufacturers

  • New shops for city centre site

    FOUR of the six shops which resulted from an award-winning conversion at the former York College For Girls in Low Petergate, York, have now been let. Tenants include top fashion outlets Jaeger and Noa Noa. The Rugby Shop has also opened its doors there

  • York's rookie side net point of honour against Sheffield

    The new-look York Schoolboys' Under-12s footballers had a magnificent start to their league season despite having seven debutants for the opening clash with academy-packed Sheffield. Seven of last year's wonder U11 team have been gone to by professional

  • Charlotte celebrates sterling silver service

    Long-distance runner Charlotte Myers has turned her talents into yet more rewards with a silver medal at the British Schools' Orienteering Score championships. The Huntington School Year 9 student School finished second of 200 orienteers at Shipley Country

  • Hoops spring eternal as sport soars

    Talented netballers from the York area are being given the chance to develop their skills at the North Yorkshire County Netball Academy as the sport's strength flies high. Just under 20 girls made the grade at recent trials and will now attend training

  • Swan on up after six-pack

    Black Swan, Pickering, are the new leaders of the RJF Homes-Beckett Football League after they won 6-1 at Rosedale. Black Swan's Marc Dobson and Matt Smith both had good efforts well saved by the Rosedale goalkeeper before Matt Smith opened the scoring

  • Improving life for the sickest children

    OUR Evening Press Guardian Angels appeal aims to transform high-dependency paediatric care on York Hospital's children's ward. By raising £300,000 we can improve life for the sickest children going into hospital and, where possible, ensure they can be

  • As Crow flies - 19/10/05

    Crow Wood, seen to good effect on more than one occasion on Knavesmire during the summer, heads to Haydock tomorrow in a bid to bolster his new career as a jumper. Trained by John Quinn at Norton, the six-year-old scored impressively on his debut at Uttoxeter