• York actor’s TV soap delight

    AN ACTOR from York today revealed he was delighted that Coronation Street bosses have extended his contract on the show. Andrew Dunn, 50, who stars as Janice Battersby's "live-in lover" Roger, had previously signed a three-month contract with soap chiefs

  • Students in costume drama at stately home

    STUDENTS from a North Yorkshire college will be bringing the paintings to life at a stately home this summer. The students have been working on detailed replicas of the costumes from the portraits at Castle Howard as part of their BA Costume degree.

  • Welcome to slimy York

    THIS slime is the unpleasant sight greeting tourists and pedestrians walking through a busy tunnel in York. City councillor Tracey Simpson-Laing today blasted the state of the "Marble Arch" tunnel in Leeman Road. The Labour spokeswoman for City Strategy

  • Day 3: Sheep

    sheep BRITISH VENDEEN CH538 For the British Vendeen Breed Champion - A Perpetual Challenge trophy offered by the British Vendeen Northern Club. The Champion will also receive a YAS Champion Rosette and £60 prize money. The Reserve will receive a YAS

  • Day 3: Pigs

    PIG interbreed INTERBREED PAIRS CLASSES Class 369 PAIR OF BREEDING PIGS, modern breeds only. FIRST: 288 Mr S J S Loveless 3 Journeys End Skilling Bridport Dorset DT6 5AU Second: 287 Kiddy Messrs M J & Son Soltaire Farm, Drove Road Gamlingay, Sandy

  • Day 3: Shearing

    SHEARING SHEARING CLASS 1 Junior Championship FIRST: JF1 Mr D Harker Town Farm Upsall Thirsk North Yorkshire YO7 2QL Second: JF2 Mr M Salton Far Orrest Farm Windermere Cumbria LA23 1JU Third: JF3 Mr M Robson 36 Ridgeway Lanchester Co. Durham SHEARING

  • Day 3: Pigeons

    PIGEONS GENUINE HOMERS CLASS 9 COCK OR HEN, bred in 2007. FIRST: 18 K & G Robson 24 The Wayside Hurworth Darlington County Durham DL2 2EE Second: 19 K & G Robson 24 The Wayside Hurworth Darlington County Durham DL2 2EE PIGEONS CHINESE OWLS CLASS

  • Day 3: Foxhounds

    FOXHOUNDS FOXHOUND - DOGS Class 1 BEST COUPLE OF UNENTERED DOGHOUNDS, whelped on or after 1 December 2005.  3 entries allowed (i.e. 6 hounds) only 1 couple to be exhibited. FIRST: 44 Heythrop Hunt Penhill Farm Salperton Northleach Glos GL54 4ED

  • Day 3: Equine section

    Equine Section IRISH DRAUGHT BREEDING Class 26 YEARLING (COLT, FILLY OR GELDING), TWO YEAR OLD OR THREE YEAR OLD, (FILLY OR GELDING) identified on the Grade 1 Irish Draught Register (either out of a Grade 1 Mare (RID, AID, SID) and by a RID Sire

  • Day 3: Dairy cattle

    DAIRY CATTLE HOLSTEIN CH68 Holstein Overall Breed Champion - The Sherburn-in-Elmet Challenge Cup offered by the Sherburn-in-Elmet Agricultural Society plus Rosette offered by Holstein Uk. The Champion will receive prize money of £125 with YAS Sash

  • Day 3: Cheese and Dairy

    CHEESE AND DAIRY CHAMPIONSHIPS CH1 For the Best Liquid Milk from Classes 1-6 Championship Rosette. FIRST: 15 Delamere Dairy Yew Tree Farm Bexton Lane Knutsford Cheshire WA16 9BH CHEESE AND DAIRY CHAMPIONSHIPS CH2 For the Best Chilled Product from

  • Day 3: Beef cattle

    BEEF CATTLE ABERDEEN-ANGUS SP3 Best Animal of Opposite Sex to the Champion - The Tower Perpetual Cup offered by L Evans, offered by the North East England Aberdeen Angus Club. FIRST: 60 Mr T Rennie Mosston Muir Farm Guthrie, Forfar Angus Scotland

  • Day 3: Beagles

    BEAGLES BEAGLE - DOGHOUNDS Class 1 BEST SINGLE UNENTERED DOGHOUND The winner of this class will receive the Douglas Leslie Perpetual Trophy. FIRST: 19 Newcastle and District Beagles The Shieling Humshaugh Hexham Northumberland NE46 4AA Ajax Second

  • Doctor pays tribute to the bravery of Lydia

    A LEADING liver doctor has paid tribute to the bravery of a little York girl who needs a transplant for a life-threatening disease. Yesterday we reported how Lydia Mellen, six, from Shirley Avenue, York, was battling a rare illness called PFIC (Progressive

  • Price hike is too much to stomach

    I AM writing to you in complete disgust. How dare City of York Council consider increasing school meal prices by up to 25 per cent? (School meals prices shock, The Press, July 12) What exactly is it they are serving? My son enjoys good, hearty food

  • Big Brother’s not watching

    THE argument about CCTV cameras has long since moved on from whether or not this form of surveillance is a good idea. Most people now accept, even if some do so reluctantly, that CCTV cameras do more good than harm, especially at a time when concerns

  • City’s home crisis

    FOR York to prosper and have homes for its residents, both Lib-Dem and Labour councillors need to start grasping the realities of the crisis facing this city. At the recent Local Development Framework meeting, we had rare unanimity of concern over

  • Casting vote wins backing for Minster plan

    PLANS for a major revamp of the area outside York Minster won backing from councillors - but only just. City of York Council's city strategy panel last night debated a proposal to put £500,000 of the authority's cash into supporting the Minster's plans

  • A happy birthday

    AS A stallholder at Sunday's Birthday event in Rowntree Park, may I commend the park staff for the effort they put in to ensure most of the park was useable after the heavy rainfalls we have suffered in the past month. Thanks also to the council staff

  • Pensioners are not to blame for housing crisis

    AS A member of the "ageing" population, I am used to New Labour blaming me for the failures in the health service. But now it seems, according to Yvette Cooper, I am to blame for the shortage of affordable housing. This shortage has got nothing to do

  • Anyone for tennis?

    READING your article "Queen of courts serves an ace" (The Press, July 12), I would like to ask why Belinda Turnbull does not utilise the courts provided in her own village of Earswick. We were given an amenity of two tennis courts in Earswick when

  • Warming wake-up

    I OFTEN wonder why Britain bothers about global warming. Britain's contribution to world carbon dioxide emissions is around two per cent. Even if we reduce this to zero it will be a waste of effort unless the major countries of the world join in.

  • Nuclear future

    I have no doubt that JM Purves' claims (Nuclear, no thanks, Readers Letters, July 13) that France could face problems with a lack of cooling-water for their nuclear power stations - should there be drought-like conditions in future summers - is true

  • Poverty persists

    POVERTY is still with us, even in an apparently thriving city such as York. Such are the findings of a new study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, on which we report today. According to the survey, a quarter of the population in York is on the breadline

  • Tour de force

    On behalf of all the children, staff, family and friends of Fishergate School, I would like to say a big thank you to York Pullman for kindly allowing us the use of their open-top bus so our sports teams could tour the city of York last Tuesday. The

  • Review: Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Ampleforth Abbey

    There is often a moment during an opera or oratorio which crystallises the performance as a whole, a litmus paper embodying the ethos of the evening. In Friday's Elijah, the opening event of the Ryedale Festival, it came with the contralto aria, O Rest

  • Scarborough

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  • 'Scream'

    Photograph by Eric Golding © The copyright of this image remains with the photographer

  • 'Fear'

    Photograph by Eric Golding © The copyright of this image remains with the photographer

  • The new chief at city council

    MEET the new top boss at City of York Council. Bill McCarthy has been chosen to replace outgoing chief executive David Atkinson, on a salary of at least £130,000. The 44-year-old will come to York from the Department of Health, having been chosen from

  • Review: Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Grand Opera House, York

    As A rookie brass band player, this reviewer has had the message hammered home on numerous occasions: "You've got to be good to play quietly". Listening to the Grimethorpe Colliery Band go from the furious-and-glorious raise-the-roof volume of Shostakovich's

  • Thousands are ‘on breadline’

    A QUARTER of the population of York is on the breadline, and a further one-in-ten households are "very poor". Those are the conclusions of a new survey conducted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which has found that inequalities in wealth have reached

  • Charles Hutchinson reviews Wilde Boyz

    PLAYWRIGHT Gordon Steel has had his fill of reality TV talent shows. Seeing his wife and daughter cry over the exit of another no-hoper, he could take no more and wrote a cautionary tale with his customary mix of blue-collar comedy and relationship

  • Anger as Park&Ride prices due to rise next month

    COMMUTERS on some of York's Park&Ride services will be hit in the pocket next month when fares shoot up. City of York Council has agreed with service operator First to raise the price of discounted Park&Ride fares from August 12. Under the fare hikes

  • Farmers in a new market

    As more farmers decide to diversify, CHARLOTTE PERCIVAL reports on what they are doing to keep their livelihoods afloat. FARMERS have been diversifying for years. Faced with increasing difficulties in earning a living from agriculture, more

  • Gem store’s set to shine

    SUDDENLY, York's link with international glamour has become dazzlingly obvious. More than 80 guests celebrated the arrival of Links of London by converging on the new branch of the top jewellery chain, in Stonegate, and sipped sparkling Champagne among

  • ‘Do me a favour’ declares McEwan

    YORK City boss Billy McEwan will ask old pal Jim Smith for a favour following the publication of Setanta Sports' proposed live Blue Square Premier games. The Minstermen feature in five of the first 26 fixtures to be screened by the Irish broadcasters

  • Transforming nurse Jayne

    Meet the worthy winner of our £1,000 makeover competition. Maxine Gordon explains why we chose nurse Jayne Douglas. WHEN a guy in the pub teased Jayne Douglas about wearing her granny's skirt, the York nurse knew her frumpy fashion sense was in need

  • Why don’t we mend things?

    MY printer broke at the weekend. "Get another one," a colleague told me, "You can pick one up really cheaply - it will cost you more to repair it." Being unable to afford another, I wasn't too happy about this, so I contacted the helpdesk of the company

  • City issue plea over stolen kit

    STOCK worth £2,000 has been stolen from York City's club shop. A break-in took place at KitKat Crescent between late on Saturday afternoon and 9.20am on Sunday morning, when groundsman Mark Hurst reported for duty. More than 100 home and away shirts

  • Talent-spotting quest excites ex-City manager

    FORMER York City boss Chris Brass will be hoping to unearth the next David Nugent after being named Bury's youth academy manager. England international Nugent worked his way up through the Centre of Excellence ranks at Gigg Lane before making his debut

  • Weather misery as run is postponed again

    DOWNPOURS have forced organisers of tomorrow's Race for Life at York's Knavesmire to put the event off - again. Six and a half thousand women were due to descend on Knavesmire tomorrow for this year's two race events - which had already been postponed

  • Councillor grilled by TV double act

    FIRST foie gras, then milk - now Richard and Judy. One York councillor got a shot in the national spotlight, when he was a special guest panellist on the popular Channel 4 chat show. Paul Blanchard, Labour representative for Heworth, was one of three

  • Tintin in the lion’s den

    "THE past is another country, they do things differently there." This oft-quoted phrase, from LP Hartley's novel The Go-Between, was brought to mind recently by another major piece of our literary heritage - the tales of Tintin, intrepid cub reporter

  • Career best for McGrath as Yorkshire go top again

    YORKSHIRE managed to secure the two further batting points necessary to make sure they went back to the top of the Championship table after their rain-hit match against Warwickshire ended in a predictable draw at Edgbaston. They had also hoped to

  • Beaten Acomb knocked off top spot

    THIRSK took over from Acomb at the top of the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League first division. Thirsk moved into pole position after winning at Sheriff Hutton Bridge, while Acomb lost at home to Newburgh. Acomb batted first against Newburgh and made 97

  • Cop’s tilt at recruits

    COPMANTHORPE Football Club are looking for youngsters to join their junior and senior sections for next season. Training for the seniors is already underway and anyone interested in joining should phone N Fox on 07703 168544. The under-15s need

  • Bells toll as Castlegarth go top

    Castlegarth went top of division three in the Fulford Ladies Invitation League after beating leaders Civil Service. A good team performance was started in the first round, when Angie and Trish Bell won 10-2, while Rachel Hill and Alison Barker chipped

  • Farmeary fires right on cue

    Cueball's Tracey Farmeary played a captain's game as the York John Smith's Ladies Darts League division one leaders were taken to the wire at Clifton A'. Farmeary (139, 125, 100), partnering Lindsay Sawyers, gamed 19 in the deciding pairs after the snooker

  • Jones lands first crown

    Rob Jones won the City of York Tennis Championship men's singles title for the first time, defeating number one seed John Moore in the final in Rowntree Park. Jones, a coach at Next Generation after spending four years as assistant head professional

  • Valley high to delight Fahey

    Richard Fahey, fresh from enjoying one of the most satisfying days of his training career at York last Saturday, can continue his excellent run of form at Catterick tomorrow. Fahey saddled three of the first five home in the £150,000 John Smith's Cup

  • Chasing pack jockey for promotion places

    IT WAS all change in division four of the IT Sports Mixed Tennis League behind leaders Fulford. Fulford have a seven-point lead but the next five teams are gathering for an end of season push for the second promotion place. York dented Stillington's

  • Counting cost of Guildhall repairs

    REPAIRS and improvements to an historic York building will cost more than £1 million. A recent structural survey, commissioned by City of York Council, revealed that £1,222,700 was needed to keep the city's Guildhall in good order. But council chiefs

  • Late card helps Popp

    York's late scorecard gave Poppleton two more points with a 48-60 result in division one of the Tyke Petroleum Men's Tennis League. The result was based on 31 games from John Moore and Rob Jones. Dunnington's extra win, 68-40 against Copmanthorpe, moved

  • Double time

    TWO new teams have been admitted to the Scarborough and District Sunday Football League. Rilers and Star Reserves takes the league to 29 teams, split into three divisions for next season, which starts on Tuesday, August 28.

  • New for Tuesday

    FOOTBALL Mundial are starting a new Tuesday night six-a-side league at York College, in Sim Balk Lane, in September. Games, which last for 30 minutes, will be between 8.30pm-9.30pm. Registration fee is £35.38 per team, weekly fees are £24 per team

  • Sixes appeal

    Scarborough Six-a-Side Football League are urgently looking for new teams for the new season. The games will be played at Pindar Leisure Centre on the Astroturf pitch in Eastfield each Sunday and Tuesday between 6pm-10pm. There is a promotional

  • Knockout duels

    FIRST round draws have been made for the RJF Homes-Beckett Football League's cup competitions. Ryedale Hospital Cup: Ryedale SC v Sinnington, Kirkdale Utd v Norton Utd Res, Old Malton IV v Terrington Glory, Union Rovers II v Aislaby Utd, Gillamoor

  • Pie team toasts memory of Ged

    IT proved to be a "fairytale ending" for the winners of York's Dragon Boat Challenge - who were fired up by the memory of their late inspirational captain. The Growlers team had decided to race one more time in tribute to legendary Dringhouses butcher

  • Website inundated with Knavesmire complaints

    SCORES of disgruntled race-goers have been contacting The Press with their stories of weekend woe. The Press reported yesterday that Knavesmire bosses apologised to punters for the traffic chaos at Saturday's John Smith's Cup meeting. Since then our

  • Mayor’s joy at vandalism fall

    THE mayor of a North Yorkshire town has heralded the achievements of police officers and the community in combating a plague of vandalism which was making residents lives a misery. In January, The Press reported how Tadcaster had been rocked by a spate

  • Hundreds of homes planned

    AMOST 200 affordable homes will be built in the Easingwold area if new plans are given the go-ahead. A total of 387 new houses would be built between now and 2021 if the Hambleton District Council officers' proposals are approved by councillors - with

  • Courageous girl up for accolade

    A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl who raised thousands of pounds for a hospital ward after suffering a brain haemorrhage has been nominated for an award. Charlotte Rose, who will be ten this week, was unable to use the left side of her body after suffering from the