• Walmgate in York closed following sewer collapse

    A CITY centre road in York has been closed for emergency repairs on what is believed to be a collapsed sewer. Yorkshire Water had apologised to customers for the disruption caused by the work in Walmgate, which is expected to go on until December

  • School Christmas fair with a difference

    CHILDREN throughout the city’s schools have begun to stage their nativity plays and carol services this week as the festive season begins. At The Mount Junior School, Tregelles, Reception to Year Six pupils have been in the recording studio

  • Leeds Railway Station campaign in Claudia Lawrence search

    THE search for Claudia Lawrence will centre on Leeds today as her father Peter Lawrence launches a new campaign at the railway station. A giant multi-media screen at Leeds Railway Station will carry images of Claudia, reminding train passengers that

  • Surprise... Fire

    Surprise... Fire are an Alternative/Rock band from the York area in the UK that was formed in August 2008. Starting their gigging career in May 2009 they have supported the likes of In Case Of Fire, Telegraphs, People in Planes and Fail Safe. They

  • Fresh talks sought on shops row

    SHOPKEEPERS and residents are being urged to get round the table, in an attempt to thrash out a long-running parking feud. City of York COuncil officials have opposed calls for a fresh investigation into the problems outside Broadway shops in Fulford

  • Drugs claim another York victim

    A HEROIN user died in York Hospital, despite the best efforts of ambulance staff, an inquest heard. Stephanie Pauline Sadd seemed to be recovering in a renal ward of York Hospital early in January after she was rushed to intensive care in the

  • Second woman dies after A64 crash near Tadcaster

    A SECOND woman has died following a crash on the A64 near Tadcaster. The accident happened at 2.40am on Sunday and involved a Mercedes and Mazda car. A 20-year-old woman died soon after the accident in York Hospital and a second, a 21-year-old woman

  • Less shops in Yorkshire cutting prices as Christmas nears

    FEWER shops in Yorkshire are offering discounts in the run-up to Christmas. According to analysis carried out this week by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 43 per cent of high street retailers are advertising discounts or offering promotions such as buy one get

  • Business Link Yorkshire hosting recession recovery summit

    MORE than 50 key business figures from Yorkshire will meet tomorrow to discuss issues facing the region once the economy starts to recover. Business Link Yorkshire is hosting a business breakfast round table discussion entitled “Preparing for the upturn

  • What to do with an extra 5 minutes a day

    What's that you say? You haven't got even one spare minute, what with your normal workload, and Christmas shopping and the stress of balancing budgets? It's true that many of us feel time poor these days, and it's not just because we all

  • Richard Brodie fires York City to seventh successive win

    YORK City’s defensive effort won praise from manager Martin Foyle after a fourth clean sheet in five games helped them to a 1-0 victory at Rushden and Diamonds. The victory at Nene Park last night kept the Minstermen in third place in the Blue

  • Cliffe FC’s six-goal tribute to Jason Roughley

    CLIFFE FC staged a minute’s silence ahead of their Minster Engineering York Football League game at Moor Lane in memory of former Selby player Jason Roughley, who died last month. The tribute was impeccably observed after which Cliffe then posted an

  • York RI beat Clifton ‘A’ in York Badminton League

    York RI ‘A’ ladies won the battle of the top clubs in ladies division one with a 7-2 home win over Clifton ‘A’ in York Badminton League. Nicky Milstead and Heather Hawkins put in a staunch home display with a season’s best return of 126-97 from three

  • Leeds United march on with 2-0 victory over Oldham Athletic

    COCA-COLA League One leaders Leeds United eased to a 2-0 victory over Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park last night. Neil Kilkenny broke the deadlock on 37 minutes, tapping in from close range after Max Gradel’s cross. The Whites were the dominant

  • New appointments

    Carolynn Peace, solicitor and director at Harrogate-based law firm Berwins, has taken on a new voluntary role which will see her closely involved with the UK’s largest children’s music charity. Carolynn has been appointed a board member of North

  • Jackie Mathers

    Jackie Mathers is a boss of future bosses. As founding dean of York St John Business School her brief is to “promote knowledge exchange and business partnerships”. That means managing a staff of 50, the learning achievements of 2,000

  • Where there’s a will there’s peace of mind

    WHEN a person dies, having left a will, they will usually have appointed an executor. The advantage of having an executor is that there is somebody who can act immediately to sort out urgent matters and, also, to deal with personal affairs.

  • Welcome To Yorkshire scoops award

    YET more awards are being showered on Welcome To Yorkshire. This time it scooped the 2009 Northern Marketing Award for Most Effective Public Sector Campaign. It is the tourism agency’s third award since relaunching seven months ago, following TravelMole

  • Green post codes.

    Maps show the number of feet tall a mountain and a city is above sea level. If the same information was added to post codes, it would make everybody fully aware of the danger climate change has for us, and the importance of action to minimise it. Example

  • Five men bailed over Sean Hamilton's hit-and-run death

    FIVE men who were arrested following the death of a ten-year-old boy in a York hit-and-run tragedy have been bailed by police. The men, who are all aged between 16 and 22, were questioned after Sean Hamilton was knocked down and killed by a

  • The trouble with going to a tribunal

    The main problem with taking a claim to an employment tribunal, for either party, is the risk of losing the case; not only the financial cost, which can run in to thousands, but the associated damage to your name, your reputation and, to a certain degree

  • Rushden and Diamonds 0, York City 1

    A SEVENTH straight victory at Rushden and Diamonds last night means York City are currently enjoying their longest winning streak since 1955. Richard Brodie’s 19th goal of the season means Martin Foyle’s men will now equal a club record, set

  • Mothers’ appeal after attempt to abduct 12-year-old girl

    TWO mothers appealed today for people to help York police catch a dangerous man before he tries to abduct another girl. The mother of a 12-year-old girl who escaped after being grabbed by the man near Acomb Green earlier this month warned: “He may try

  • Road works in Bootham were well done

    WITH reference to the road works in Bootham this month, it has been amazing to see the work start promptly at 6.30pm finished by midnight, also taking the three weeks as stated. The men worked hard and were polite and helpful. Altogether a great job

  • Are we wrong to enjoy The X Factor?

    I AM sorry that Cynthia Glasby (No, Julian, you are not alone, Soapbox, November 24) and Julian Cole don’t like The X Factor, but I would remind them that it has some of the highest viewing figures for any TV programmes for ages. Are we all wrong to

  • Enjoy your music

    Like Heather Causnett (Count me in, Letters, November 26) and probably many other people, I have become completely disenchanted with the current bear-baiting scenario under the guise of “reality TV” currently on offer to us the viewers. I run

  • Festive drink and drug drive campaign launched

    WARNINGS of the potentially lethal consequences of driving while under the influence of drugs will form a major part of this year’s festive road safety campaign across the county. St Helen’s Square in York was chosen to launch York and North Yorkshire

  • Review: The Yards at The Duchess

    IT'S always a highly-charged night when a band plays its final gig, and tonight was no exception. Undoubtedly one of the finest bands ever to have come out of York, The Yards were playing for the very last time and, judging by the packed venue, there

  • “British jobs for British workers”

    BEING single in the “good old days”of the 1960s, I filled my Christmas holidays in by working at hotels in York, Harrogate and Scarborough. This year, my wife encouraged me to go to a catering staff agency giving me the confidence to do the jobs again

  • Gordon Brown should apologise to British people

    INSTEAD of apologising for things that happened 50 years ago (Australian orphans), why doesn’t Gordon Brown apologise for things that have affected the British people of today? The £5 billion-a-year tax raid on pensions; selling gold reserves at rock-bottom

  • The best defence against natural disasters

    IT IS gratifying that the county council, as a preventative measure, has stockpiled tons of salt in case of a hard winter. Forewarned is to be forearmed. It does seem that with recent flood disasters this could be expanded by Government and other agencies

  • Alison Moyet, Grand Opera House, York, December 2, SOLD OUT

    ALISON Moyet is revisiting her past, both on record and on a 26-date tour that arrives in York tonight for a sold-out show at the Grand Opera House. The reason for the retrospective is the 25th anniversary of the Essex blues diva turning solo

  • Traffic chaos follows flooding of roads in North Yorkshire

    MOTORISTS suffered massive delays and diversions after the A19 into York was blocked by flooding – and council chiefs do not know when the long-term problem will be fixed. A low-lying stretch of the road at Fulford was closed in the early hours

  • Archbishop Holgate’s pupil home from hospital

    THE 12-YEAR-OLD boy who was hit by a car as he walked home from school in York last week has been discharged from hospital. The pupil at Archbishop Holgate’s CE School suffered head and abdominal injuries in the crash at the pedestrian crossing

  • Police blitz on poachers in Selby

    POACHERS and farm thieves have been targeted in a blitz by Selby police. Operation Jumbo has seen eight officers dedicating themselves to the problem of rural crime in the western area of the Selby district, including Sherburn-in-Elmet and Eggborough

  • New reindeer boost for Sherburn Santa’s sleigh

    SANTA Claus has a new reindeer after two carousel horses which were helping to pull his sleigh were decapitated. The horses, which were made of fibreglass and polystyrene, used to pull the sleigh belonging to Sherburn-in-Elmet Lions Club which, with

  • York Racecourse joins free tickets scheme for Armed Forces

    YORK Racecourse has signed up to a scheme to give free tickets to all of Britain’s serving soldiers, sailors and airmen and women. The Tickets For Troops initiative is designed to recognise the extraordinary work and sacrifice of our Armed Forces and

  • Work begins on extra screen at York’s Reel Cinema

    WORK has started on creating an extra screen at York’s Reel Cinema. Plans were given the go-ahead by City of York Council in spite of initial objections from an authority conservation officer. Cinema boss Kailash Suri said work on the fourth screen

  • Fresh A1079 safety appeal after teenage girl hurt in crash

    FRESH safety calls have been made for the A1079 between York and Hull, after a car crash left a 13-year-old girl in hospital. The teenager, from Pocklington, had to be cut free by firefighters after the beige Renault Megane she was in left the road and

  • Cash-strapped students finally promised loans

    A YOUNG couple who were on the brink of quitting their university courses after running out of money due to this year’s student loan fiasco have thanked The Press for helping to resolve the problem. When Kirsten Smith, 20, and her partner, Jamie Frost

  • £8m York Minster repairs bill

    A MAJOR survey into the state of the nation’s cathedrals has revealed York Minster must carry out £8 million of repairs in the next ten years. The English Heritage Cathedrals Fabric Condition Survey 2009 showed that almost all critical work had now been