• Go on, work it out

    So you ate all the mince pies and now you want to shed some pounds. We put four celeb workout DVDs through their paces to pick the best of the bunch Name: Rosemary Conley (UK diet and fitness guru) Title: Rosemary Conley’s GI Jeans Weight Loss Plan

  • Malton Market place

    Photograph by Nick Fletcher © The copyright of this image remains with the photographer

  • Malton Market place

    Photograph by Nick Fletcher © The copyright of this image remains with the photographer

  • River Derwent

    Photograph by Nick Fletcher © The copyright of this image remains with the photographer

  • Bus fares to rise

    THE cost of a ticket to ride on York's buses is set to rise by up to 50 pence. The city's leading operator First revealed today that ticket prices on many services will go up by ten per cent or more later this month. The company blamed soaring costs

  • Glaisdale

    In his first walk of the new year, George Wilkinson climbs for a fine view at Glaisdale GLAISDALE has three adjacent bridges on the River Esk. While we sat in the car under the dripping arches of the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway line, the occasional

  • Pack life

    Charlotte Percival looks back at life in the Brownies, Guides and Scouts in York. ASK any former Brownie or Scout and they will reel off their one-time promise, law or motto in an instant. If you are lucky, they might even share knot-tying and fire-starting

  • Summer survivors

    Gina Parkinson starts the new year with a look at some unlikely survivors in her garden. THE first Saturday of a new year and the garden still clings to the vestiges of last summer. Several plants continue to bloom way past their time, while a few

  • Police step up street patrols

    A HEAVY police presence turned out to "reassure" residents and businesses after another incident in a troubled York street. Three police vehicles descended on Walmgate after reports of young women fighting and damaging property outside local businesses

  • Blow away all those post-Christmas thoughts of abstinence

    WE'RE all supposed to get the blues this Monday, or so I read in some newspaper or another (I'm sure it was not this esteemed journal). It's not hard to see why we get glum en masse, it's the start of the first full working week since the holidays. But

  • I must catch up with all those eco-challenges

    FACING up to the new year is a sobering experience. Particularly if you had a lot to drink the night before. Or even if you didn't. Returning from a party on New Year's Eve, we passed a depressed-looking Bugs Bunny plodding home, a sight so surreal that

  • Church bid for drinks licence

    City of York Council bosses have received their latest alcohol licence application - from a church. They may already be used to the power of the spirit, but now the congregation of St Mary and St Nicholas Parish Church, in Wigginton, York, could be officially

  • The pick of 2006

    Graeme Robertson presents his annual round-up of letters that have appeared in the pages of the The Press in the past year LOCAL newspapers thrive on local news. They also depend on readers' views about international, national and local concerns.

  • Folly of where our cash goes

    SOMETHING is terribly wrong with our Government's sense of priorities, when they insist North Yorkshire's newly created Primary Care Trust must immediately introduce massive cuts in NHS health services, but at the same time are willing to spend upwards

  • Dance flop fury

    REGARDING the Barbican dance event and Coun Galloway's answer to my letter (Letters, December 21 and 22). He supports this type of event in a residential area and says "it would be like many similar dances that have been held at the Barbican over the

  • Stricken ace wants to make mark as coach

    MARK CAIN has revealed he is keen to stay in rugby league after having his playing career cut short by injury. The York City Knights favourite needs a knee reconstruction and has retired on the advice of specialists, but he wants to continue in the game

  • Stopping speed

    AS A resident of Eastfield Avenue, with a speed hump immediately in front of my house, I wholly endorse the recommendations for the new speed restrictions of 20mph. However, I have to ask how is this going to be enforced. At present, the speed limit

  • Court farce

    WHAT an absolute farce surrounding the recent court appearance of a man accused in connection with the Ipswich deaths. A prison van and crew, a dual police-car escort and crews, to take one man from prison to court for an appearance where virtually

  • Cut population boom to save our planet

    THE easiest remedial action against global warming is an agreement to limit or vastly reduce the population explosion. Net result: less need for increased farming and housing so no depletion of rain forests (or endangering natural animal species),

  • Justice for all

    AT last justice is done - in Iraq, at least. It is better to have a dead martyr like Saddam Hussein than a living one. At home, though, things are much different. Our weak "do-gooders" in power (and those waiting in the wings) don't believe in the

  • Update on Clair

    I WOULD like to offer readers an update on Clair Douglass. She had a breast reduction operation done privately after a long battle to get surgery on the NHS (In great shape, The Press, December 23). She looks fantastic and is much happier. It's

  • Loyal support

    CAN I thank all our loyal followers for their unfailing support this year? We have had a record-breaking result and raised £8001.00 for Cot Death Research. We cannot have our sales without your donations, and you have supplied us with goods for

  • Council staff ‘up for strike action’

    UNION leaders warned today that industrial action by council workers cannot be ruled out if they were offered a pay rise below the rate of inflation. Neil Derrick, senior organiser for the GMB in Yorkshire, said members across York and North Yorkshire

  • Thanks for life

    I WAS born in a village called Rufforth, married in Rufforth, then my husband and I moved to Acomb where we lived for the next 40 years. Then, on retirement, we moved to Bridlington, hoping the North Sea air would be good for our health. Since

  • Plan for a new old boys’ network

    York City Knights are likely to use the occasion of Mark Cain's testimonial match to launch a new-look ex-players' club. There is already an ex-York players' association but that is primarily for players who played for the old York club and has dwindled

  • McEwan wary of ‘kick in teeth’

    YORK City boss Billy McEwan has not set his side any new targets after entering the second half of the season. McEwan posed his team the challenge of bettering last season's points tally and final league finish of eighth at the beginning of the campaign

  • Health trust should consult with public over cutbacks

    HEALTH bosses are being asked to consult with the public over their cost-cutting measures to claw back huge debts. Members of the City of York Council's health scrutiny committee told chiefs from North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust (PCT) at a

  • Paul’s on bold watch for glory

    HAVING had a taste of snooker's high life, North Yorkshire professional Paul Davison will be trying to recapture the feeling by getting through the qualifying stages for the Welsh Open, at Prestatyn, in Wales, over the next three days. Davison, provisionally

  • Flo to uncover hidden Tresor

    Leeds United manager Dennis Wise is backing former Barnet goal-machine Tresor Kandol to make the grade at Elland Road. The much-travelled striker, who is at his eighth club, struggled in his last two starts, against Hull City and Sunderland, but

  • Heworth hare to inaugural win

    HEWORTH Golf Club capped their first foray in the Harrogate area of Yorkshire Rabbit Golfers' Association with victory. The Heworth club inched to a tense triumph in the winter league competition, where they beat fellow finalists Oakdale GC of Harrogate

  • Fergie trust call puts Ross on his mettle

    WHEN it comes to delivering motivational speeches in football, Alex Ferguson has a reputation as being one of the best in the business. And, having sat opposite the knighted Scotsman in his office on the receiving end of one, City midfielder Ross Greenwood

  • Dudgeon dismissal was wrong

    I was in full view of the incident which happened at the end of the York City v Woking game. I am amazed that James Dudgeon got sent off as he was clearly assaulted by Woking's coaching staff. It was a clear head butt which was not deserved as all Dudgeon

  • Jason’s golden flourish to finish of 2006

    JASON Goodliffe's loan spell at York City may be due to end but, at least, he will have a Press Player of the Month award to remember his stay by should he return to Stevenage or move on. The 32-year-old defender has given sterling service during his

  • Support City

    AS we enter a new year let's all get behind York City and make sure they keep on track for the play-offs. City have tightened up defensively and we are playing good attacking football. We are looking in good shape with our loan signings, so come lets

  • Donald goes for Tykes job

    FORMER South African fast bowler Allan Donald has applied for the new post of Yorkshire's director of professional cricket. He was encouraged to do so by Matthew Hoggard who was a team-mate of Donald's at Free State between 1998-2000. If Donald gets

  • 3,000 in dentist waiting room

    MORE than 3,000 people are waiting for an NHS dentist in York and Selby. Denise Smith, a head of primary care from North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust (PCT), gave an update on the area's latest dental position to City of York Council's health

  • Darts is not a sport

    IT may be wise to don a tin hat - darts is not a sport. Before an Agincourt-type barrage fatally descends upon my bonce, I know the PDC world darts final - to give it its proper name, which is a mouthful to test even the tonsil talents

  • PCT makes ‘sensible’ change to A&E proposal

    PATIENTS going into A&E in York will now not be turned away if their injuries are deemed "minor". The controversial measure had been put forward by North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust (PCT) as a means of saving cash. But after a meeting with

  • A64 locals warn ‘more lives will be lost’

    An "atrocious" main road linking York and Malton must be improved, or more lives will be lost. That's the stark warning from residents following an accident on the A64 which left a woman, aged in her eighties, dead. They say changes are needed now,

  • Did £60k raiders know victims?

    DETECTIVES investigating the theft of £60,000 from the safe of cancer victim David Baker say it is possible the thieves knew him. Mr Baker's widow, Susan, revealed that those responsible appeared to have expert knowledge of the security facilities at

  • York ‘needs rink all year round’

    A PENSIONER has called for York to get a permanent ice rink all year round and not just for Christmas. Wilna Buckle, 86, of Heath Moor Drive, Fulford, took her extended family to visit Ice Factor at the Eye of York over Christmas and they loved the experience

  • ‘Muzzle danger dogs’, says vet

    A LEADING vet has hit out at dog owners who refuse to muzzle dangerous dogs. York vet Mark Goodman, of Minster Vets, is urging dog owners to muzzle their pets if they have any worries about safety following the mauling to death of five-year-old Merseyside

  • Bride and gloom

    IT was set to be the happiest day of her life. But for bride-to-be Teba Diatta, of Acomb, York, it turned into a nightmare when she was jilted by her fianc - and left footing the bill for the wedding dress. The 25-year-old said she was full of excitement

  • Garden eatery plan is praised

    AMBITIOUS plans for a glamorous riverside restaurant and flats have been submitted to York council chiefs. Developers want to build a high-class eatery in Museum Gardens, as part of a major redevelopment of the former waterworks around Lendal Tower.

  • Yobs setting cars alight on bike path

    THE lives of cyclists and pedestrians are being put at risk by stolen cars being driven on to a York cycle track and then set on fire, a resident warned today. Mark Warters claimed that City of York Council had consistently refused to put up a barrier

  • Death of popular Selby woman, 93

    A GOLFER who kept playing at Selby Golf Club right up to her 90th birthday has died. To the town's golf fans, much-loved Bess Maude was a familiar face on the fairway. She even put her putting skills to good use, raising hundreds of pounds for Selby

  • Link road hope for hotel complex plan

    A HOTEL and leisure complex is a step closer to reality, and is set to bring hundreds of jobs to an East Yorkshire market town. Only one problem stands in the way of the scheme - the notoriously congested and dangerous A1079. Pocklington-based Broadvale