• Gordon must be breaking law

    BECAUSE it is an offence for a member of the public to bribe or attempt to bribe a holder of public office, why is it not so for a holder of public office to do likewise, so he may be returned to that office for a further period? According to my information

  • Blame city council

    YORK'S Lib Dem leader, Steve Galloway, attacked the Osbaldwick Parish Council ('Parish Hump', March 16). The accusation of being "irresponsible" should be directed towards the city council not at the parish council. Thankfully, they are responding to

  • When early bird came scrawling

    IMAGINE my surprise one Sunday morning at 8am when there was a young graffiti vandal already at work near the shops on Bishopthorpe Road. He was stockily built, about 11 years old, wearing a distinctive bright red tracksuit-like garment and had unusually

  • Knights snap up trialist Lingard

    AMATEUR full-back Lee Lingard will go straight into the York City Knights line-up on Sunday after arriving at the club on trial last night. Lingard, who plays for unbeaten Yorkshire League premier division outfit Sharlston Rovers, earned himself a shot

  • Howard's sway

    Volunteer Arms suffered a critical blow to their hopes of landing the York John Smith's Sunday League division one title when Alan Howard struck early on for Selby Olympia WMC. It proved to be the only goal in an otherwise forgettable game as Volunteers

  • Pikes' hopes on the line

    PICKERING Town boss Alex Mathie has admitted his team's Northern Counties East League title ambitions would fade if they lose at leaders Goole tomorrow. The Pikes are currently 14 points behind their east Yorkshire rivals but still have four games in

  • Vector Lovers

    Alex Lloyd looks forward to a free night with Vector Lovers. FREAKIN Radio is taking over Kennedy's Caf Bar next Thursday for a fantastic free session headlined by York's electronic wizard (and personal favourite) Vector Lovers. The internet dance music

  • Killer cannibal swoops

    IT'S a challenge Doctor Who would relish.. Britain is being invaded by a species of killer ladybird called the Harlequin. It's bigger than our British ladybirds, more aggressive, and it's threatening to wipe out our native species. The Harlequin, right

  • Accounts Assistant

    Accounts Assistant required for award-winning, busy travel office based in rural North Yorkshire close to Castle Howard. Duties include logging and banking of incoming payments and credit cards, checking of invoices and preparing payments for UK and overseas

  • Mechanic

    Crossgates Car Sales, Kevin Taylor Motor Engineer. Crossgates, Scarborough. Require a Qualifed/Time Served Mechanic for our small but busy workshop. Please ring Kevin Taylor on 01723 864864/865432 or after 6pm 01723 864337. Updated: 09:24 Friday, March

  • Nursery Nurse

    Daisy Chain Day Nursery, Heworth. Nursery Nurse required. Must be friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking. For an application form telephone 01904 422211. Updated: 09:25 Friday, March 18, 2005

  • HGV Class I Driver

    HGV Class I Driver for our 6 car transporters. Good rates of pay and overtime. Permanent position. Bernard, Simpson Bros (York). Tel. 01759 372727. Updated: 09:27 Friday, March 18, 2005

  • Production Operatives/Packing Operative

    Part of Kerry Group Plc, a major international food ingredients and consumer goods company with annual sales of £2 billion, Kerry Sweet Ingredients is a leading supplier of sweet and confectionary ingredients to major food manufacturers and retailers.

  • Banker Masons

    William Anelay Ltd, Building & Restoration Contractors require Experienced Banker Masons. To apply telephone Mary Gatus, 01904 412624. Join an award winning specialist. Updated: 09:33 Friday, March 18, 2005

  • Preview: York Theatre Royal, Dune Jazz Festival

    YORK Theatre Royal is to host the Dune Jazz Festival for the first time this summer. Run in association with J-Night promoter David Porter and Dune Records, the two-day event in the main house will open with A Tribute To Billie Holiday on July 29 at 7.30pm

  • Walkway death 'a misfortune'

    A "misfortune of destiny" led to the death of a York professor who was mangled to death in a moving walkway at an Italian railway station, a court heard. Sally Baldwin, of St John's Street, York, suffered horrific injuries after she fell through a hole

  • Bubbling Stu comes to the boil in final

    STU Limbert captured the York Cygnet Open Darts League division one Individual title with an outstanding display. Limbert secured the crown by defeating Clifton's Martyn Turner 3-2 in a superb final. The first four legs went with the throw as Limbert

  • June date for stadium concert axed

    EXCITING plans for a Northern Proms concert in York during Royal Ascot week have been scrapped, the Evening Press can confirm today. But the all-star event - originally due to feature top acts like X Factor pin-ups G4 and Welsh songbird Katherine Jenkins

  • VE Day anniversary war-chests land windfalls

    ORGANISERS drawing up plans to mark the 60th anniversary of VE Day are celebrating lucky Lotto windfalls. Veteran groups across York have been handed cash grants as they prepare to commemorate Victory In Europe Day - six decades on from the end of the

  • Council staff shake-up plan

    A MAJOR shake-up of the staff recruitment wing of City of York Council is on the cards after a stinging watchdog report. The Government's Audit Commission highlighted a string of human resources headaches at the Guildhall. The report says the authority

  • Tykes legend Verity's milestone to be marked

    YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club and the Green Howards Regiment are to combine to mark the centenary birthday of legendary cricketer and war hero Hedley Verity. The great left-arm slow bowler, the only player ever to take all ten wickets for Yorkshire on

  • Preview: Jazz notes

    THE Harrogate International Festival has forged an enviable reputation for attracting high-profile jazz artists. Although the festival doesn't start until July 21, there is a curtain-raiser tonight (18th) at Harrogate Theatre. Soweto Kinch has played

  • Preview: Geoff Achison, Deep Blues Club, York, March 24

    AUSTRALIAN blues guitarist Geoff Achison plays the Deep Blues Club in York for the second time on Thursday with his UK Souldiggers band. The son of a stationmaster, Achison grew up in rural Victoria, Australia, where he played in his father's dance band

  • Preview: Monsters Of Rock, Grand Opera House, York, March 24

    WHOLE Lotta Metal has a message for today's processed cheese pop acts. We are here to remind you what a live rock concert used to mean: two hours of metal mayhem. Harking back to the wild days of the Monsters Of Rock, the tribute show revels in the "live

  • Preview: March Owen, Fibbers, March 24

    Fact file... Name: Mark Owen Occupation: Solo pop act, graduated from Take That school for boy bands, 1991-1996 Age: 31 Born: January 27 1974, Oldham, England. Raised in small council house Lives in: Lake District Early days: Ricocheted from potential

  • Not all doom and gloom

    Leading North Yorkshire developer S Harrison has challenged the doom-mongers who are predicting a housing market slump as its new homes sales continue to boom. Martyn Harrison who heads the successful Malton firm, says agents who predict house price falls

  • Trophies galore for York

    HOSTS York RUFC added six pieces of silverware to their trophy cabinet after a highly successful youth festival last weekend. More than 60 teams from across the region descended on Clifton Park for the two-day tournament featuring nine different age groups

  • Schools merger gets thumbs-up

    TWO York primary schools are to join forces after parents gave the move the thumbs-up. Clifton Without Juniors and Rawcliffe Infant School will "federate" with effect from April 4. The schools would remain as distinct, separate entities, but will have

  • The Woodsman Running time: 87 mins Certificate: 15 ***

    NEXT week at City Screen comes the intense sexual shenanigans of Michael Winterbottom's 9 Songs, full-on sex and all. This week, Daily Mail readers can get steamed up over more sexual activity, in this case Nicole Kassell's tale of one man's attempt to

  • Acorn can't afford to lose

    IT'S not over yet - but if we lose again we can kiss our promotion chances goodbye. That was the message from York Acorn ARLC coach Dave Kay as his side go into the most vital period of their National Conference League division two campaign. The Blue

  • Plumber

    Wanted Plumber, Corgi registered for 6 month contract in York. Good rate of pay plus bonuses. Immediate start. Tel. 01377 253279. Updated: 09:34 Friday, March 18, 2005

  • Class II Driver

    Class II Driver required to operate gully cleaning vehicle in the York area. Experience not essential as full training will be given. Weekly wage plus bonus and overtime. Tel. 07769 674620. Updated: 09:35 Friday, March 18,

  • Hotel Receptionist

    Hotel Receptionist required. Must be a minimum 2 years hotel reception experience. Straight shifts (working late/early shift pattern). Salary negotiable. Contact: Dawn Falkingham 01904 728111. The Parsonage Hotel, Escrick, York. Updated: 09:52 Friday,

  • Johnson's helping hand

    THE countdown to the 2005 Pocklington Rugby Sevens was started this week when World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson made the draw for the competition. The Henleys Nurseries Pock 7s is now in its 46th year and has yet another full 24-team entry list

  • Re-evaluate views

    WHAT is Mrs Heather Causnett's problem with modern women? Every letter I have ever read of hers seems to imply the whole female population is degenerate, immoral and out to corrupt unsuspecting males with whom they come into contact. She states women

  • Friends' thanks

    THANKS to all those who attended a fund-raising concert at Clifton Church on Friday, March 11. The Shepherd Building Group Concert Band and York Ladies' Barbershop Chorus provided the entertainment and the concert raised £976 for the Friends of York Hospitals

  • Another blunder?

    WOULD someone from City of York Council's transport department like to inform the public and First bus company which stops are in use for the No 6 to get from Stonebow to Osbaldwick? Right now there are two stops for the No 6 and no one knows which one

  • So inaccurate

    PETER Gray says the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) can provide accurate information about the development at Connaught Court (Letters, March 9). How is it then that the RMBI's statement supporting the Connaught Court planning application

  • Taking liberties

    TONY Blair's so-called anti-terror laws, especially the new powers of detention without trial, have sparked a huge debate, not least on the Evening Press letters page. What strikes me is that while your correspondents disagree about Mr Blair's motives

  • No cycling here

    I AM very confused after reading on the City of York Council's website that during Ascot week we lose cycle access to Knavesmire and we can't park bikes there. Does this really mean those who would normally cycle to fun events in York will, just for once

  • I accuse Press

    TWO quotes from Wednesday's Evening Press... page one: "Cannabis in the classroom"; page five: "It is unclear whether the boy had the drug on the school's premises or during schools hours." I think there is some inconsistency of presentation, if not of

  • Head was right

    Hugh Porter, the headteacher of Joseph Rowntree School, is right to recognise many young people experiment with cannabis, but he is also right to exclude the pupil who brought the drug into his school (March 16). Cannabis is illegal, so parents and other

  • Edinburgh nicks spooky title

    WHAT a McCheek! "A new ghoulish coach tour of the Scottish capital is to be one of the highlights of the UK's first ghost festival," reports the Edinburgh Evening News. "How dare they?" thunders Rachel Lacy, who organised what was really (we think) Britain's

  • Glenn bids an early exit

    Former professional star Glenn Naylor went from hero to villain for Marcia in their York FA Sunday Senior Cup tie against Derwent United. Minutes after putting Marcia 1-0 up, the one-time York City and Darlington striker was sent off for foul and abusive

  • Post haste

    NEW Labour has taken some stick, and rightly so, for its reforms which hit post offices so hard. A recent closure programme has seen the loss of seven branches in York, depriving their communities of a vital social service. So it is only fair to give

  • Administrative Assistant

    Voluntary Administrative Assistance required for the WRVS Association office, Bootham, York. We are a small voluntary team who enjoy sharing working arrangements Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm. If you would like

  • Suzuki asks: Wanna play?

    IT certainly won't set the motoring world on fire, but the all-new Suzuki Swift has been designed to appeal worldwide. However, Suzuki's marketing gurus may well have scored an own goal in their attempt to capture the hearts and minds of many, particularly

  • Chefs

    Chefs of all levels required for permanent jobs. Transport advantageous. Call Beaver Employment 01904 647721. Updated: 09:31 Friday, March 18, 2005

  • Waiter/Waitress

    Monday to Friday lunch time Waiter/ess required. 11.15am-2.30pm, experience not essential. The Windmill, Dunnington. Tel. John or Gillian on 01904 481898. Updated: 09:32 Friday, March 18, 2005

  • Preview: Stagecoach Youth Theatre, new season

    STAGECOACH Youth Theatre York is putting all its energy into solving the problem of how to replace imminent funding cut-backs. "Like many arts organisations that receive support from City of York Council, we're facing a cut, but we've decided not to let

  • Review: An Audience With John Sergeant, Grand Opera House, York

    A QUIZZICAL woman once circled John Sergeant finally asking "You're not someone?". Well, yes, he is someone, BBC foreign and political correspondent, ITN political editor, now turned freelance. He is also someone else, Oxford Revue satirist Alan Bennett's

  • The race is on

    As Cancer Research UK launches Race For Life 2005, we speak to four Yorkshire women whose lives have been touched by the disease. WITHIN a week of celebrating her daughter's victory against cancer, Audrey Skilbeck was facing her own fight against the

  • McEwan turning to Davis' strength

    YORK City club captain Steve Davis is poised to make his first start in six months at Tamworth tomorrow. Davis, who played for the last ten minutes of Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat at Halifax, could make his second appearance since September at the Lamb

  • Knights snap up trialist Lingard

    AMATEUR full-back Lee Lingard will go straight into the York City Knights line-up on Sunday after arriving at the club on trial last night. Lingard, who plays for unbeaten Yorkshire League premier division outfit Sharlston Rovers, earned himself a shot

  • MP in plea for 'village' probe

    AN MP has formally asked the Audit Commission to probe the deal which paved the way for York's controversial Derwenthorpe scheme. John Greenway wants an investigation into City of York Council's decision to sell land near Osbaldwick to the Joseph Rowntree

  • Time to look at season timings

    THERE has been much debate over the years as to the timings of the closed angling season. As one who spent much of last week getting chilled to the bone in the unsuccessful quest for a big chub I would certainly subscribe to some sensible debate on the

  • Rowntree and Fulfordgate edge to narrow victories

    SHELLEY Tatterton and Brenda Drummond provided the key to victory for Nestl Rowntree against University Staff in ladies division one of the York Badminton League. Their one and eight victory over Sally Locker and S Foster nicked a thrilling 5-4 win after

  • York's music man puts on the show of his dreams

    TICKET sellers at the Grand Opera House will swap the box office for the stage as they help York's "music man" entertain the city. Vicky Haswell and Charlotte Carlton are among more than 80 Yorkshire singers chosen to help Bev Jones celebrate his love

  • MP joins call to prepare for climate change

    YORKSHIRE was urged today to prepare for global warming, amid warnings that flood defences will not be enough to save the region. The Environment Agency said that alternative ways of tackling flooding need to be looked at if Yorkshire communities were

  • Schools merger gets thumbs-up

    TWO York primary schools are to join forces after parents gave the move the thumbs-up. Clifton Without Juniors and Rawcliffe Infant School will "federate" with effect from April 4. The schools would remain as distinct, separate entities, but will have

  • Who's the daddy - 18/03/05

    Lord Who can strike another blow for Ireland in the big race at Uttoxeter tomorrow at the end of a memorable week for the raiders from across the water. Led by Moscow Flyer in the Champion Chase and Hardy Eustace, winning his second Champion Hurdle, Irish

  • Preview: Merrill Osmond, Grand Opera House, York, March 25

    Re-introducing Merrill Osmond... lead singer of the original boy band, The Osmonds, playing solo in York. Merrill Osmond, 51, sang lead vocals for the all-singing, all-dancing, all-Mormon family band The Osmonds as they dominated the first half of the

  • Yorkshire food is fit for a Prince

    IT was clearly food fit for a prince. The Duke of York strengthened his links with God's Own County, by stopping off to chat to exhibitors at the Deliciouslyorkshire stand at this week's London trade show IFE05 Deliciouslyorkshire, the brand identity

  • Robots Running time: 90 mins Certificate: PG **

    DIRECTORS Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha have taken one giant leap for computer-generated kind, travelling from the Ice Age to the age of Robots quicker than you can click a finger. There is no explanation why the world is inhabited solely by robots

  • Anguished call for hospital to act

    Two families torn apart by the death of their premature babies have spoken for the first time about their devastating loss. Andrew and Ally McCloud, of York, and Jane Thorne, of Pocklington, both suffered the pain of seeing their babies die after they

  • McEwan turning to Davis' strength

    YORK City club captain Steve Davis is poised to make his first start in six months at Tamworth tomorrow. Davis, who played for the last ten minutes of Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat at Halifax, could make his second appearance since September at the Lamb

  • Billy salutes gesture as career saver

    YORK City boss Billy McEwan has pointed out that a donation to save the reserve team could also save the careers of some of the club's younger players. McEwan has appealed to local businessmen to help raise £10,000 to ensure the continuation of the reserve

  • Lambs chopped in bits

    TAMWORTH could field just seven fit first-team players against York City at the Lamb Ground tomorrow. The Staffordshire side only managed to name four substitutes for their 2-2 midweek draw at Scarborough and one of them was the retired Richard Dryden

  • Des res treasure

    YORK City supporters Robert Beaumont and David Nicholson are ready to donate £1,000 to help save the club's reserve team. Both men have decided to make the gesture after reading first-team manager Billy McEwan's appeal in Wednesday's Evening Press. The

  • Fabricator/Welder

    Fabricator/Welder required with general engineering and sheet metal work ability. Please forward CV to: Flochem Ltd, Halifax Way, Pocklington Industrial Estate, Pocklington, York YO42 1NP. Updated: 09:34 Friday, March 18, 2005

  • Hard task for Pock

    UNDER par Pocklington RUFC face a mighty test this weekend as their long-awaited cup clash with Keighley gets the go-ahead. Reeling from two consecutive defeats against Bradford Salem and Ripon Pock welcome a Keighley side flying high in Yorkshire One