• Site concern

    I FIND the plan to build a care home in the middle of York quite a concern. Older people don't make the decision to go into homes easily and nor do the families. Just because they can no longer live at home, doesn't mean they want to sit and watch the

  • Taped crusader

    THE Evening Press recently published my letter pointing out that nursing and residential homes were receiving notification of having to purchase an entertainments licence in order to continue playing CDs, cassette tapes and video films (January 10). Many

  • Nursing service

    WHILE not wishing to enter into the debate about assisted suicide, I should like to rectify an impression that care is not available at St Leonard's Hospice, York, for people suffering from motor neurone disease (Letters, February 8). Receiving a diagnosis

  • Long wait

    MY 93-year-old mother recently moved into a bungalow in Woodthorpe, York. She's still fairly active and will use buses if accompanied by someone else. Recently we had been to visit friends and we arrived to catch a Saturday evening First service 12 bus

  • Not polite

    WE have been lulled into a sense of false security by the bus company in our city. We have come to expect a buggy and wheelchair friendly bus on every route, when along comes one of the very old type that are most definitely not buggy or wheelchair friendly

  • Pair progress in national schools footy comp

    Two Harrogate schools will represent North Yorkshire in the next stage of the Coca-Cola English Schools' Football Cup after reigning supreme in the county finals. St John Fisher beat St Aidan's C of E High School 6-2 in the all-Harrogate under-13 final

  • Sportshall of fame

    Young athletes from Selby have put their district on the map after success at the Norwich Union Fun In Athletics Tournament. The squad of 30 were selected after trials for the most promising primary school athletes in November and proved their talent

  • Tourists swell coffers despite 'series of hiccups'

    HOTELS in York are booming, according to the latest HotelBenchmark survey by Deloitte. The survey, which looks at last year's figures shows the increase in revenue per available room (revPAR) in the city shot up by a "sparkling" 6.2 per cent, compared

  • Couple land newcomer title

    A COUPLE who run a property lettings and management franchise in York were today celebrating their business being voted the Best Newcomer For 2005. Mike Lambert, managing director of Martin & Company and his wife, Sue, a director, launched their business

  • Oops, I did it again...

    SO near, but yet so far. March 9 is looming - the anniversary of my having given up smoking - and I was looking forward to marking its passing with a proper sense of pride. Two minor glitches aside, I had put the evil weed successfully behind me during

  • Peat plots push for play-offs

    YORK City left-back Nathan Peat believes the club can still stage a play-off push during the final third of the Conference season. An impressive performance during Sunday's 3-2 home victory over Aldershot has rekindled the Minstermen's top-five ambitions

  • Bobbies going back on the beat in York

    A network of bobbies on the beat will be rolled out across York well ahead of national deadlines, police said today. The new system of neighbourhood policing, which focuses on more area policing with smaller city-wide response teams, is being introduced

  • Dance club idea quashed

    PLANS for a new "nightclub" in York city centre have been blocked, after police warned it could worsen alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder. The owner of the Veranda Coffee House and Grill, alongside Ouse Bridge, wanted permission from City of York Council

  • Tragedy drug dealer must pay £67k

    A DRUG dealer who sold ecstasy tablets to a teenager before she was killed in a car crash must pay back £67,457 - or face jail for two years. James Roddy's activities netted him more than £80,000 over six years, York Crown Court heard. Now the state will

  • Smoking ban is backed by MPs

    SMOKING will be banned from all pubs, restaurants and private clubs next year, after MPs from our region took the lead in backing a total clampdown on lighting up in licensed premises. York MP Hugh Bayley and Selby MP John Grogan were among a group of

  • Deadlocked duel

    THE clash of the two North Yorkshire titans ended with them locked head-to-head after 120 minutes in the Northern Counties East League Cup quarter-final last night. Selby Town and Pickering Town - both aiming for top six finishes in the NCEL premier division

  • Cressy creates Blake's heaven at Leeds

    Leeds United manager Kevin Blackwell hailed the courage of strikers Richard Cresswell and Rob Hulse, who both defied the pain barrier in last night's eventful 2-1 win against promotion rivals Watford. Ex-York City ace Cresswell, who will eventually need

  • Way we were

    Wednesday, February 15, 2006 100 years ago An ex-Northern Master of the Fox Hunt, who had always been interested in hound breeding, had decided to try an interesting experiment with a view to improving the nose of hounds. In his opinion hounds had for

  • No butts, stub it out

    LIKE so many recent laws, the smoking ban was in danger of being lost in the fug of compromise. Exemptions for food-free pubs and private clubs would have clouded the message and made enforcement impossible. Then a sudden blast of common sense from MPs

  • Voice of victims

    WHILE figures showing an unprecedented rise in domestic violence are worrying, we should welcome the fact that new light is being shone on this dark corner of humanity. Victims have suffered in silence for years. Now, as the police and others take their

  • Shepherd and Chadwick hit trebles at the top

    There was no change at the top of Leeper Hare York and District League division two after the leading five sides all collected maximum points in their latest games. Leaders Poppleton, despite an heroic display from Barmby Moor's keeper, won 5-0 with a

  • Happy Valentine's Day, Sylvia

    Let me take you away from all this. Have you brought the passports? Oh well; me and my high flying ideas. What a day. Updated: 15:18 Wednesday, February 15, 2006

  • York is victim of property greed

    OVER the past few years the beleaguered residents of York have watched helplessly as, one by one, their local amenities have been taken away from them and replaced by flats. Pubs, working men's clubs, chip shops, post offices, newsagents, corner shops

  • The budding entrepreneurs

    ROMANCE was in the air as these enterprising school pupils sold flowers to show off their business know-how. "Mini companies" from 14 North Yorkshire schools were displaying their wares at York's McArthurGlen Designer Outlet as part of the Young Enterprise

  • Don't build down

    THE "original" Barbican Centre, in York, was going to be a water theme park with pools, chutes etc, long before the concert hall idea was implemented. In the end the only alteration to the pools was the shutting down of the diving pit. The February edition

  • Arts: Alive and kicking

    WHEN I asked the youngsters at St Wilfred's RC School in the Groves, York, if they could tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood, I was faced with a barrage of hands. But that could be because when I dropped in at the school yesterday about 100 of the

  • Where have all the flowers gone?

    NO doubt, next month someone will be writing to the Evening Press asking that hardy annual: "Why are there so few daffodils on the muddy slopes of Clifford's Tower hill this year?" And as Percy Thrower didn't reply: "The answer lies not in the soil -

  • Yet another needless tier of government

    JOHN Prescott's proposal for a North East Regional Assembly was thrown out in a referendum. Following which, after having spent a great deal of money promoting it, there was no referendum held for a Yorkshire Assembly. The Deputy Prime Minister was convinced

  • Railway row

    THE letter from Alan Hyde, of GNER, (February 9) contains few relevant facts. Regarding additional services to Leeds, his claim that "a lot of public money has already been spent to create capacity to make this happen" is not true. No investment has taken

  • Poor GNER

    IT makes me laugh that GNER states that it welcomes competition from other rail firms. As a frequent passenger on GNER, I really do want to have more choice as to who I use. I have been working in Dundee, where I usually travel on Monday and return to

  • Meet the runners who'll never walk alone

    A COUPLE who both enjoy running have decided to take part in their first half-marathon - and the Evening Press Guardian Angels appeal is set to reap the financial benefits. Zoe Woods, of Linton-on-Ouse, said she and her husband, Mike, had taken part in

  • Yorkshire memorial

    A plaque is to be erected near his birthplace in Thirsk of George Macauley, one of Yorkshire's greatest ever bowlers. The plaque will be unveiled by Yorkshire statistician Roy Wilkinson at a ceremony in the market town on March 8, which will be attended

  • The Robards report: Venturefest 'is best in UK'

    FEW people in York could have missed knowing that Venturefest Yorkshire 2006 was staged at the racecourse. Large road signs proclaimed the fact and the Evening Press carried a report the following day. But what was it all about; does it matter; and will

  • Found: man who shot whale

    "IT was my grandfather who shot the whale in 1905." And so we have the final chapter of the York whale story. Whodunit? Fisherman Tom Smith. "They got it out at Cawood," said Tom's grandson Geoffrey Smith, who is 84. "Then it was paraded on a rulley around

  • 'We've been happy now for 70 years'

    THEY have been married a remarkable 70 years - and it all started at Rowntrees in 1933. Charles and Rene Musgrove, of Haxby, near York, were celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary today. The couple first met as teenagers when they went to work

  • Cash error thief jailed

    A BLUNDER involving £50,000 of police money has put a plumber with business debts behind bars. British Transport Police headquarters intended its money to go through an electronic bank transfer to a company called Sanderson Weatherall, Rupert Doswell,

  • Leading dentist pulls out of NHS

    THE future for NHS dentistry in York looks "stable" - according to a leading North Yorkshire dentist who has just announced he is going private. Former British Dental Association chairman Dr John Renshaw has said his Scarborough practice will leave the

  • £4m cutbacks to hit vulnerable

    THOUSANDS of vulnerable people living in York could lose out under £4 million of proposed cutbacks. Elderly people, domestic violence victims and the disabled are among the people who would be affected if the Government makes good on a threat to slash

  • Keeping ahead of the game

    OFFERING quality will keep York ahead of the game, even as the retail sector shrinks by more than a half across the UK during the next ten years. That was the broad conclusion of 50 of the most influential business brains of York, when they met to help

  • Vets get it on

    Olympic class foiled City of York Hockey Club's bid to reach the last eight of the English National Veterans' Cup. Canterbury made the long trip up in the battle of the cathedral cities and emerged with a 2-0 win - with Great Britain golden boy Sean Kerly

  • Wonders of white-wash

    HEWORTH 'A' recorded their third 7-0 success in the York Conservative Clubs' Carlsberg UK Snooker League against Acomb 'B' to increase their lead to 17 points. The winning team was Jason Milner, Kevin Gall, Mark Winskill (31 break), Neil Wood (71 break

  • 'Break free' call to abuse victims

    Victims of violence are being urged to break free from a life of fear as police highlight "a hidden population" of sufferers. Campaigns urging people not to suffer in silence have been credited for the rising number of domestic violence crimes being recorded

  • Peat plots push for play-offs

    YORK City left-back Nathan Peat believes the club can still stage a play-off push during the final third of the Conference season. An impressive performance during Sunday's 3-2 home victory over Aldershot has rekindled the Minstermen's top-five ambitions

  • Who are you?

    Family history makes your ancestors the main protagonists in the drama that is life. RICHARD FOSTER reports. FAMILY history has blossomed into one of the country's biggest hobbies. Genealogy is the third most popular pursuit on the internet, behind porn

  • Deadlocked duel

    THE clash of the two North Yorkshire titans ended with them locked head-to-head after 120 minutes in the Northern Counties East League Cup quarter-final last night. Selby Town and Pickering Town - both aiming for top six finishes in the NCEL premier division