• Hospice unveils new logo

    STAFF at St Leonard's Hospice, in York, have said a big thank you to a city-based designer for coming up trumps with its new-look logo. Employees at the hospice shop in York Road, Acomb, celebrated the arrival of the logo on a new sign by asking the

  • Lawyers in revolt

    PUBLIC time and money is being wasted due to botched reforms of the legal aid system, a York solicitor has claimed. Valuable court hours are being lost, because solicitors are potentially having to fill in as many as five or six forms before they can

  • Mower death inquest delay

    THE family of a City of York Council workman are still waiting to discover why he died in a freak mowing accident - almost two years ago. An inquest has still not been held into the death of 54-year-old Frank Smith, who was crushed when his sit-on mower

  • Scarborough

    Photograph by S.C. Loughrey © The copyright of this image remains with the photographer

  • Scarborough

    Photograph by S.C. Loughrey © The copyright of this image remains with the photographer

  • Big Brother’s watching you

    BONE-CRUNCHING, dead fish and hamster hands can all affect your bottom line, business people in York and North Yorkshire will soon be warned. These are all kinds of dodgy handshakes which could tip the balance on contract-signing, cautions Judi James

  • Van-tastic man

    VAN salesman Simon Cahill has scooped a coveted Mercedes-Benz Gold Award. Simon, commercial sales manager, at Mercedes-Benz of York, won the Gold Award from the Mercedes-Benz Van Academy incentive and motivation programme. He joined the dealership

  • On your bikes!

    Persuading kids to switch to two-wheeled transport can not only improve their health, but also help congestion on our roads. Education reporter Haydn Lewis looks at a new resource pack available to schools ahead of Bike To School Week. ANYONE who uses

  • Call for finance lessons as teen debts mount

    THE mounting cost of teenage debt has been raised in Parliament by a North Yorkshire MP. The Harrogate and Knaresborough Liberal Democrat MP, Phil Willis, secured an adjournment debate in the House of Commons. He was highlighting the need for financial

  • Sitting tight with the Apathy Party

    THEY "won" more than 60 per cent of the vote at the last local election, and now they're aiming to do the same again. The York Apathy Party have outlined their intentions ahead of the City of York Council poll on May 3 to do absolutely nothing. The

  • Healthy sessions

    YOUNGSTERS in East Yorkshire have the opportunity to find out more about keeping in good shape. It comes as an interactive exhibition for children about the importance of healthy lifestyles is visiting Pocklington this week. The Active Futures exhibition

  • Coming from the wrong ‘manner’

    POOR old Kate Middleton. She may be gorgeous, chic, intelligent and beautifully behaved, but what really matters, it turns out, is breeding. Just like Lizzie Bennett in Pride And Prejudice, Kate's been dragged down by low connections. Her family's apparently

  • Seven couples in council election fight

    SEVERAL couples could know all about taking their work home, depending on how next month's York election goes. The list of candidates includes no fewer than SEVEN husband and wife pairings, where both halves are seeking a place on City of York Council

  • Holiday pair get refund

    ANOTHER elderly couple who fell victim to a winter vomiting virus are to be be compensated after the intervention of The Press. As we reported on April 12, Ted and Maud Pressland, of Maple Avenue, Bishopthorpe, York, were caught up in an outbreak of

  • Leaflet ‘trouble’ over Shoppergate

    CAMPAIGNERS who urged people to vote tactically for York council candidates opposed to "Shoppergate" may have broken electoral law, it was claimed today. Council leader Steve Galloway said the Castle Area Campaign (CAC) could be in "serious trouble"

  • Police pledge to tackle priorities

    MORE than 30 residents attended a meeting to have their say on the problems they think community bobbies should be tackling in Clifton. Residents decided alcohol and drug use among youths, speeding, and low level criminal damage - including vandalism

  • Top marks for this one

    POLICE officers in York may be about to go back to school. Not because they need to brush up on their spelling. And not because our schoolchildren have become little vandals who need the stern presence of a blue-clad bobby to keep them in line. It

  • We’re deep in spin

    THE Yorkshire Wheel has won us over. An estimated half a million people enjoyed a ride in its first year. And a You The Jury question posed in The Press to mark the wheel's first birthday found 80 per cent in favour of it staying. Norwich Union's

  • It’s our NHS, not the Government’s

    IN response to the article published in The Press concerning patients being turned away from York Hospital and sent to other hospitals, I would like to ask whose budget this cost will come out of. Who will meet the logistical costs of sending patients

  • Dream of a show

    I HAVE just been to see Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Grand Opera House, York. What a brilliant production, I enjoyed every minute of it. The cast were great, from the youngest in the chorus to the professional cast, everyone

  • Bin benefits

    I WOULD like to reassure readers about the benefits of fortnightly household waste collections, following J Sanderson's letter (Bin policy causes a big stink, April 14). The alternate week collections of rubbish, garden waste and recycling have increased

  • Never mind the view, David... how about the traffic?

    SO David Cameron came to Earswick on Thursday last. What a great pity he didn't leave around 6pm, when he could have been caught in the gridlocked traffic on the ring road at Clifton Moor as I was. He could have seen at first hand what a stupid road

  • Such a poor rant

    I FULLY realise that your columnist' Mike Bentley's sole purpose is to produce calculated controversy. His piece, See you, Jimmy (April 13) went far too far. It was simply a vitriolic racist diatribe aimed at both the Scots and any other non-English

  • I hate PC brigade and their ban on handguns

    THANK you to P. Witlea (Don't get cross, Readers' Letters, April 13) for bringing some common sense into this world. The "PC brigade" demand that we alter our sometimes centuries of customs and habits to appease their little minds; items of loved childhood

  • BNP fall-out

    WITH reference to your recent batch of BNP letters (The BNP and bias, April 12), Ben Graves seems a bit confused about free speech. Since when has it been a one-way street? Everyone, including The Press and Unite Against Fascism, is free to tell the

  • Why not at night?

    MY son attends St Paul's Primary School, so I was annoyed to learn that the poorly planned Holgate Bridge roadworks have started up again (Here we go again, April 14). Given how busy this area gets, I am at a loss to understand why the council could

  • Is this really an emergency?

    Ambulance bosses in Yorkshire have come out fighting following suggestions they are putting patients' lives at risk because of a lack of trained paramedics. STEPHEN LEWIS reports. If you had a heart attack while walking along the street, would you

  • Road lessons for teens idea

    THE Government was urged today to make road safety education compulsory in schools to tackle menaces such as speeding and joyriding. The road safety charity Brake said "graduated driver licensing" was also needed to break the learning-to-drive process

  • Hungate: Council set to use purchase powers

    TOP councillors are set to agree to use compulsory purchase powers against a York business, so they can push forward the city's massive Hungate development. City of York Council's ruling executive has been advised to authorise a compulsory purchase order

  • Write your name on the Yorkshire Wheel

    IT is possibly the best - and is almost certainly the highest - place in York to advertise and promote a business. Norwich Union's logo will come off the hub of the Yorkshire Wheel when its sponsorship of the venture comes to an end this summer. And

  • James homes in on holding League place

    ON-LOAN Darlington defender Craig James is determined to preserve his status as a Football League player. He also knows helping York City to promotion via the Conference play-offs could represent his best chance of achieving the goal. James, 24,

  • Late goal keeps City sweating

    YORK City still have work to do if they are to secure their place in the Conference play-offs. Both Burton Albion and Stevenage picked up maxmium points last night to close the gap on the fifth-placed Minstermen. It took Burton 82 minutes to score against

  • Derby day despair

    Thousands of Leeds United fans who wanted to stand up and be counted at Derby County on the final day of the season have been left disappointed. The match, on Sunday, May 6, is a potential championship-relegation decider and tickets are sold out. Derby

  • Clifton Park plans’ boost

    CHIEFS behind a £1.3 million new clubhouse plan for York Cricket and Rugby Club have revealed they hope to have appointed their chosen contractor by September. The development committee at the Shipton Road club is reaching the "tender" stage with a

  • Weighting game hits Richard

    REIGNING world Thai boxing champion Richard Cadden found weigh' too much pressure in his return to the spiritual home of the sport. The York-based martial arts maestro was consigned to a rare defeat in the Rajadamnern Stadium, in the centre of Bangkok

  • Police to open ‘community stations’ in schools

    YORK is set to get police stations in its schools. Primary and secondary schools in the city could get their own police teams based on the campus under new plans being looked at by police. The first team could be on site at a primary school within

  • RI’s T ‘n’ T topple M ‘n’ W foes

    York RI Tuesday/Thursday A' sprang a major surprise in men's division one of the York Badminton League with a 6-3 win over leaders York RI Monday/Wednesday. Mike Edwards and Gary Routledge put in their best effort of the season with three straight wins

  • Wayne whirl takes stock

    SPEEDSTER Wayne Ward from York is set to join some of the fastest racing drivers on the planet. Ward, from New Earswick, is looking to team up in the Stock Car Speed Association (SCSA) championship, the British equivalent of American NASCAR racing.

  • Big guns with Dyson

    NORTH Yorkshire golf star Simon Dyson is high among illustrious company after his illness-hit trip to China. After being forced into a first-day withdrawal from the China Masters due to food poisoning last week, the fit-again Dyson turns his attention

  • Waggitt hares to first glory

    Boroughbridge ace Jon Waggitt stormed to a fastest time of the day with a 52.33 second run in his lime-green 3.5 litre Gould GR37B in the opening Harewood Speed Hillclimb. Waggitt was more than 2.5 seconds quicker than Midlands' driver Bill Hutchins

  • Care lift for Acorn

    York Acorn put in another creditable performance to finish 42nd in the National Road relays held in Sutton Park, Birmingham. The team's highlight was a fine performance from Hywel Care in his last race for the club as he finished ninth in the openning

  • Pooling of talent

    The John Smith's Sunday Pool League presentation night takes place on Sunday, April 22 at the York Health Club. The presentations will be preceded by the Team Knockout final, starting at 7.30pm. The final is between Fossway B' and Dringhouses, who

  • RL refs prizes

    The JP Hebblethwaite Memorial Trophy for 2006-07 was won by Steve Wox, and the Junior Referee of the Year trophy went to Zoe Anderton at the York and District Rugby League Referees' Society dinner at the Beechwood Close Hotel in York. All new referees

  • Chris Tock and toll for Rovers

    Huntington Rovers reclaimed pole position in the York Leeper Hare Football League premier division after a hard-fought 1-0 Monday win over Tockwith. Huntington goalkeeper Steve Myers was the initial hero as he rescued his side with several fine saves

  • Penalty scorer

    VALERY BORZOV, who made a winning seasonal debut at Musselburgh a couple of weeks ago, is fancied to defy a penalty at Ripon's opening meeting of the year tomorrow. Trained near Easingwold by David Nicholls, who has a deserved reputation as a sprint

  • Ryedale’s final high is big hit

    RYEDALE Sports Club reached the RJF Homes Beckett League Gordon Harrison Trophy final by beating Kirkdale United 4-1. Goals from Paul Lakin, Adam Hornby, Heath Brown and Marc Dobson secured a final meeting with new division one kings Kirkbymoorside

  • 436 TV licence cheats caught

    A LEAGUE of TV licence shame has put York in the number 11 spot for Yorkshire - far higher than last year. Thanks to a database of more than 28 million addresses, which allows TV Licensing to see unlicensed addresses at the touch of a button, about 31,000

  • Expert tells how holiday flights affect climate change

    TICKETS are on sale for Al Gore's Live Earth and Richard Branson has donated his travel firms' profits to the cause - but what can York residents do to reduce global warming? That's the question posed by Gary Haq, a climate change expert at the University

  • Furniture store to shut after 110 years

    ONE of the oldest shops in York is to close. Whitby Oliver, the 110-year-old furniture retailer in Hospital Fields Road is to shut down on June 1, with the loss of three jobs, because of increasing competition. But Britannia Whitby Oliver, the thriving

  • James Minns pleads guilty to charge of careless driving

    HIS careless driving caused a horrific crash near York in which a motorcycle trike rider was killed. Lorry driver James Minns' truck collided with John Ademola's three-wheeler on the A64 between Grimston Bar and the Hopgrove roundabout last September

  • Patients and doctors hit by jammed lines

    YORK'S health telephone network was thrown into chaos when a line was blocked at the city's hospital. Patients and doctors spent all of last Thursday struggling to get through on jammed phone lines as the entire system linking GP surgeries to the hospital

  • Police blitz on city offenders

    POLICE joined forces with customs officials and other agencies for a major blitz on crime in parts of York. Police and HM Revenue & Customs staff pulled lorries over in Landing Lane, off Water End, and checked them for illegal red diesel as part of a

  • Race for Life competition to be No 1

    THOUSANDS of women will be pulling on their running shoes and racing for life this summer - and today we are launching a competition to find out why. In conjunction with Cancer Research UK, we are giving Press readers the opportunity to wear the 1 and

  • Thief hunt over £9K ring snatch

    A VALUABLE antique ring has been stolen from a Selby town centre jewellers - and the culprit is being hunted by police. The £9,000 ring was stolen from Rowen Jewellers, in Gowthorpe, on Monday, at about 2.30pm. A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said

  • Police tackle firefighters for tragic youngster

    TWO tribes have gone to war in Selby, but it was all in the name of charity. Teams drawn from the town's police force and fire service met on the pitch at Selby RUFC, in Sandhill Lane. They were raising money for eight-year-old Macauley Gilbert, who

  • Council celebrates league table success

    COUNCIL chiefs in Ryedale are "delighted" with their high ranking in the annual league table of local authorities. In their report, Government inspectors highlighted improvements in two thirds of Ryedale District Council's services, placing the authority