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  • Four-legged drive 23/01/06

    Ask Paul Fessey to name his favourite vehicle at present and the chances are he'll opt for a Sierra - not the version manufactured by Ford, but the four-legged variety trained by Tony Carroll. Fessey, who lives near Thirsk, has scored on Sierra at Southwell

  • New vision for library

    THE latest idea inspired by the changing face of York is to move the Central Library into purpose-built headquarters in redeveloped Hungate. There are obvious benefits. When the library was built nearly 80 years ago, it was a huge improvement on the previous

  • Welcome to York 2006 - the year the best got better

    It's likely to be another big year for York on the tourism front, as STEVE CARROLL finds out. ON the face of it, York would seem to be a city which has tourism sewn up. With a medieval centre and world-famous attractions such as York Minster, Jorvik and

  • Off-form York humbled by lowly Huddersfield

    A midweek putsch at Clifton Park saw the York RUFC captaincy transferred to Brad MacDonald, but his first game at the helm was one to forget as they were thumped 50-14 at home by Huddersfield YMCA, who are joint-bottom of Yorkshire One. York were without

  • Late Wilson try gives Villagers consolation

    HEWORTH ARLC might have been knocked out of the GMB Union National Cup but they can take credit from their defeat. The Villagers lost 30-4 at home to West Hull but were giving away 21 placings in the National Conference League to the first division title-chasers

  • Restless natives?

    MY friend Jack Hughes, a foreigner from south of Doncaster, has argued with me that the natives of York are not interested in the city or its future on the grounds that they appear to have no interest in the planning process or a willingness to take part

  • Scots at Ypres

    I HAVE just returned from a visit to Belgium where I am involved with a group of members of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke. They are trying to raise money for a memorial to all Scots who fought in the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele

  • Alarming students

    PEOPLE moaning about a cockerel crowing in the countryside, what next? I suggest Mr Earnshaw take in some students, I can guarantee the moaners would beg him to get his cockerel and any other roosters crowing again. Take it from one who knows. Mrs A Myers

  • Head is right to take this step

    AS A now-retired teacher, I would like to endorse the stand taken by Chris Bridge and the fine staff at Huntington School (Tell Or We Will Not Teach You, January 19). This type of callous and unprovoked assault must be confronted and those responsible

  • Ex-York ace Richard at the double

    REPLICA shirts bearing Richard Cresswell's name are becoming the latest fashion item at Elland Road. Leeds United fans have taken to the former York City striker whose two-goal salvo in Saturday's 3-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday keeps the Whites

  • Late Wilson try gives Villagers consolation

    HEWORTH ARLC might have been knocked out of the GMB Union National Cup but they can take credit from their defeat. The Villagers lost 30-4 at home to West Hull but were giving away 21 placings in the National Conference League to the first division title-chasers

  • It wasn't my son, says mum

    THE mother of a 15-year-old boy suspended from class until he names attackers who assaulted two school cleaners claims her son is being treated unjustly. Staff at Huntington School made the unanimous decision to stop teaching the teenager after two youths

  • Nestle open up the title race

    The title race in the Leeper Hare York and District Football League premier division was blown wide open again after leaders Dringhouses suffered a second successive away defeat. Houses lost 3-2 at Nestl Rowntree as home substitute Alan Howard headed

  • Quality Street

    A NEW regime for bus travel in York is needed if the city is not to be "at the mercy of the commercial interests of a multinational transport corporation", city Greens said today. The Green Party will use next week's full City of York Council meeting

  • Rachel hosts the ghost crews

    IT'S been a busy weekend for York's Ghostfinder General Rachel Lacy. We are not sure if the spirits are restless but Rachel certainly has been, recording pieces for two of the spooky telly shows centring on York. For Derek Acorah's Ghost Towns Live on

  • Nestle open up the title race

    The title race in the Leeper Hare York and District Football League premier division was blown wide open again after leaders Dringhouses suffered a second successive away defeat. Houses lost 3-2 at Nestl Rowntree as home substitute Alan Howard headed

  • Spring is almost sprung

    We are enjoying the occasional day which makes us think of spring. Such a day took us through Harrogate over Blubberhouses to Skipton and back via Ilkley, Ben Rydding hockey fields and the Wharfe, within sight of the Cow and Calf rocks to Otley, Harewood

  • Pink funeral

    AT funerals we wear black. It has long been tradition that the shade of the outfit matches the mood of the mourners. But Vicki Alexander was too colourful a person to be remembered in monotone. That is why, at her request, friends and relatives said farewell

  • Malton's stern test

    MALTON AND NORTON RUFC were given a thorough test by a rejuvenated Redcar before sustaining their promotion drive in Durham/Northumberland One with a 15-9 win. Malton flanker Karl Shaw powered over early on and, although Redcar pinned an under-par Malt

  • Encouraging display is consolation for Selby

    Selby RUFC lost 19-12 at Old Crossleyans, who are second in Yorkshire One, but gave an encouraging display. Having trailed 19-7 by the 53rd minute, Selby looked the better side in the last quarter but, apart from a fine Shaun Austerfield try in the 77th

  • Another narrow win for RI

    YOU need a strong heart to watch York RI. Tight finishes are the Railwaymen's speciality this season, and they had to cling on again to claim a 22-14 win over Moortown. RI were cruising at 19-0 midway through the second half but put their Yorkshire Three

  • Acorn to cross Bridge

    York Acorn ARLC have been drawn at home to National Conference division one rivals Ince Rosebridge in the first round of the Powergen Challenge Cup. Wiganers Ince head the standings but home advantage may give mid-table Acorn the edge. The tie will be

  • It worked for Slough so let's do it in York

    I WAS really pleased to see that someone else is concerned with happiness, and has had the nous to put together a book on the subject (The Cook's Book, January 20). I shall certainly buy a copy as I have more than a passing interest in the subject. I

  • A better use

    SO, Shipton Street School finally goes on the open market (January 17). For the thousands of us who opposed its use as a new location for the Arc Light Centre, this is the latest episode in a very long process. No one denies the urgent need for affordable

  • Minster Menace

    I WAS very pleased to see that North Yorkshire Police are taking the potential risks of the proposed wheel so seriously (January 19). I would like to bring another hugely dangerous structure to their attention, namely York Minster. For all the reasons

  • Consulted? Not me

    AS someone who has worked in the waste management industry and, therefore, seen and smelt the full horror of waste transfer stations and refuse incinerators, I went to the public meeting to hear about plans for York to have its own waste incinerator.

  • State of the city

    I SUPPOSE it must be expected whenever we have a change of local government that we must endure the tit-for-tat sparring between the previous Labour council, which was getting a little too comfortable in the job, and the present ruling Liberal Democrats

  • York City 1, Grays Athletic 2

    YORK City players have suffered enough kicks in the teeth this season to keep the most frenzied of dentists delighted. The latest boot to the bicuspids was delivered at 4.45pm on Saturday when a rare mistake from James Dudgeon, without an incisor or two

  • Wear pink when I die

    HER happy face is a portrait of true courage - for this teenage girl looked her own death square in the eye and smiled. Vicki Alexander, of Strensall, York, was just 19 when she died from a rare form of cancer, but today her family paid tribute to her

  • Painful lesson to be learned

    YORK City boss Billy McEwan believes centre-back James Dudgeon will grow in strength after the 89th-minute mistake that saw his side suffer an unlucky 2-1 home defeat to Grays Athletic. Dudgeon gifted possession near the halfway line to Aaron McLean late

  • Chef served up menu of drugs

    Daniel Hughes, 25, ran a heroin and cocaine "factory" in the heart of York, dealing to addicts as often as 30 times a day. Hughes and an accomplice turned his home in Clarence Street into an underworld business, York Crown Court heard. Prosecuting, Simon

  • Another narrow win for RI

    YOU need a strong heart to watch York RI. Tight finishes are the Railwaymen's speciality this season, and they had to cling on again to claim a 22-14 win over Moortown. RI were cruising at 19-0 midway through the second half but put their Yorkshire Three

  • On the move?

    YORK'S Central Library could leave its home of nearly 80 years, for a new base across the city centre in Hungate. Council bosses have floated the idea of creating a new "library learning centre" as part of the redevelopment of the Hungate site, off Stonebow

  • Store raid plea to mother

    ARE you "Lee's" mother? That is the latest appeal from police investigating a dramatic attempted robbery at a York newsagent. Violent scenes broke out in the Semark News shop, in Scarborough Terrace, off Bootham, earlier this month when two knife-wielding

  • Potty about pots!

    A RARE opportunity to see some of York's world-renowned medieval pots - alongside the contemporary pots they inspired - is taking place at the Yorkshire Museum. The exhibition, entitled Magnificent Pitchers, is a new look at some of the city's most exciting

  • Hospital project delays defended

    HEALTH chiefs in Selby today defended delays to the redevelopment of the town's hospital, and denied claims the project was being scaled down. A report to the Selby and York Primary Care Trust's board meeting last week called for a review of the plans

  • Collection anger of disabled pensioners

    A WHEELCHAIR-bound pensioner and his disabled wife say they have been in a two-month battle with their dustmen - who keep forgetting to take their rubbish. Thomas Flinders, 71, who is registered blind and cannot walk, and his wife Betty, 79, who is frail

  • Painful lesson to be learned

    YORK City boss Billy McEwan believes centre-back James Dudgeon will grow in strength after the 89th-minute mistake that saw his side suffer an unlucky 2-1 home defeat to Grays Athletic. Dudgeon gifted possession near the halfway line to Aaron McLean late

  • And now to tap it all

    SHOES have never been my thing. While my friends salivate over designer slingbacks and moan in ecstasy at the mere mention of a new pair of Manolos, I tend to lurk about in the background, yawning athletically. It's not that I'm immune to the beauty of

  • Rocking back

    PINSTRIPE-suited York businessman Steve Heath is going back in time to the wild-haired rocker days of his youth. The director of Wallis Business Services, at Clifton Moor, will turn back the clock by competing in The Deep End, a charity concert by talented

  • Taddy triumph but other home fires fail to burn

    THERE was away-day glee in Leeper Hare League division two as the only home side to take any points were Tadcaster Albion Reserves, who beat Civil Service 3-0 with goals from Sam Farthing, Matt Holgate and Mike Briscombe. Leaders Poppleton defeated Barmby

  • Students beaten as Factory rise clear of danger

    Malton Bacon Factory's second successive home win moved them away from the foot of the Leeper Hare League Reserve 'A' table as they beat York St John's 3-1. Mike Filek gave the Students the lead but Ben Webster, Shaun Wilford and Mark Lund turned it round

  • Robins slip in title race

    Selby Town lost ground on the leading pack in the Northern Counties East League premier division when they went down 2-1 to third-placed Sheffield at Flaxley Road. The visitors took an early lead when a deflected shot from James Tevendale beat Adam Mitchell