• Michael Ingham milestone as York City hold Gillingham

    GOALKEEPER Michael Ingham claimed the 100th clean sheet of his York City career in a 0-0 draw with Gillingham. The Bootham Crescent stalemate steadied the ship for the Minstermen, who had conceded four goals in back-to-back npower League Two games

  • Fashion retailer expected to appoint administrators

    FASHION retailer Republic is expected to call in administrators tomorrow as it becomes the latest in a string of high street casualties. The chain, which is headquartered in Leeds and has a store in York, employs 1,000 people. The group is

  • Woody summoned up in his own songs and words

    Woody Sez, Harrogate Theatre, February 12 and 13 at 7.30pm. Box office: 01423 502116. WHAT do you know about Woody Guthrie, the American Woody before Allen, Harrelson and the Toy Story cowboy? Maybe This Land Is Our Land and the sticker on

  • Gritters braced for heavy snow

    GRITTING teams will be out in force in East Yorkshire tonight and tomorrow, ahead of predicted heavy snow fall. A band of snow is forecast to cross East Yorkshire from 10am tomorrow morning, becoming increasingly intense around lunch time before

  • Search for 91-year-old woman missing from near York

    POLICE are searching for a 91-year-old woman who has gone missing from her home near York. Anna Stewart was reported missing from her home in Mill Lane, Seaton Ross this morning. She was last seen walking to get a bus, in the direction of Bielby

  • Woman in wheelchair injured in collision outside York shop

    A WOMAN in a wheelchair has been injured in a collision outside a York shop. The incident happened outside the Co-op store in Haxby between 11.30am and noon yesterday. A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the woman, who was holding a small

  • Fresh bid for Pocklington canal improvements cash

    A CHARITY is preparing a fresh bid for lottery funding towards a revamp of an East Yorkshire canal, after losing an initial application for about £1.9 million. The Canal & River Trust applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund last September for

  • Wombles come to York

    THEIR usual patch might be Wimbledon Common, but York is getting its own team of Wombles to help keep the city litter-free. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is aiming to identify companies whose products are most often found strewn around

  • Knights skipper's touchdown is ‘try of week’

    JAMES FORD’S touchdown for York City Knights in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship win over Swinton has been named as broadcasters Premier Sports’ Try of the Week. The 40-metre effort was the Knights’ second of the game in a 34-12 victory, although

  • Premier League Dyson breaks from golf action

    YORK’S Simon Dyson was due home for an enforced break this next fortnight after competing in golf’s innovative new venture. Dyson was among a dozen top European players who tackled the invitational Pearls Golf Premier League tournament at the Aamby

  • Match preview: York City v Gillingham

    GILLINGHAM will arrive at York City tonight hoping to break a club record. Martin Allen’s men are targeting an 11th away League win of the season at Bootham Crescent to take their place in the Priestfield history books. A victory would

  • Cool it plea by Mills as York City ire gets higher

    GARY Mills has called for calmness ahead of back-to-back home games at Bootham Crescent. The Minstermen entertain high-flying Gillingham tonight and then play host to a Barnet team at the opposite end of the table on Saturday. But, following

  • Snooker: Bob Smith continues Over-50s domination

    FULFORD’S Bob Smith made it four wins in seven years when he beat Bootham’s Lionel Barnes in the final of the York Conservative Clubs’ Brian Jeffrey Memorial Over-50s Snooker Trophy. Smith (+18 handicap) fed on mistakes by Barnes (+12 handicap)

  • Darts: Five Lions roar to victory in top quality Magnet tie

    FIVE Lions’ 7-4 win at Magnet was a stormer of a game in division one of the York John Smith’s Ladies Darts League. Sandra Bruce gamed in 22 darts, including a 140, and Magnet colleagues Danni Laycock and Tracey Watkinson ensured they were all-square

  • Hockey: York men's fluent display unhinged by goal merchants

    City of York Hockey Club men’s first XI crashed 8-4 at home to North League premier division high-fliers Deeside Ramblers at Huntington to stretch a run without a win to six games. It was the hosts, led by the excellent Alex Cockram, who started

  • Hockey: City of York V beat Thirsk 11-0

    There was plunder aplenty in division five north, where City of York V trounced Thirsk 11-0. Graham Cook and Lewis Inman each bagged hat-tricks, with further goals from Mark Moisley (2), Nick Carter (2) and Neil Reader with a close-range shot.

  • Tony McCoy teams up with Ryedale racehorse Deepsand

    North Yorkshire trainer Tim Easterby only rarely books Tony McCoy for his horses, a fact confirmed by the most successful-ever jump jockey riding one winner from only three Easterby mounts in the last five years. Today at Ayr the pair team up once

  • Arrest made in murder probe

    A MAN has been arrested by police investigating the murder of a man in a rural bungalow in East Yorkshire. The 26-year-old is being held in custody by Humberside Police in connection with the killing of a man, believed to be in his 50s, who was

  • All-York duel produces gutsy martial arts finale

    LATE call-offs led to a storming inter-York finale to the Ring Series 2 mixed martial arts show. Opponents for both Martin Baulkalns, of the United Masters Martial Arts Academy in Layerthorpe, and Liam Brough of the Legions Thai-Boxing gym in York

  • Warnock's sole spur is one last promotion

    Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has admitted his time is running out at the club but reaching the npower Championship play-offs is all he is focusing on. The Whites travel to Middlesbrough tonight five points adrift of the top six having dropped

  • Sinnington Point-to-Point double for Jacqueline Coward

    JACQUELINE COWARD took the plaudits at the Sinnington Point-to-Point with a classy double. Artic Pride (6-1) won the Confined race and the Scackleton-based rider, a perennial leading player for the Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club’s Lady Jockey

  • York man, 86, conned out of £80,000

    AN 86-year-old dementia sufferer in York was conned out of nearly £80,000 in a long-running fraud by two men, a court has heard. Ryan Rowe and Steven Wood repeatedly visited the man in Haxby and defrauded him out of his money, then roped in a York

  • Court told children’s heart unit closure bid was flawed

    A decision to change the provision of children’s heart surgery across England has come under fresh legal challenge. A High Court judge is being asked to rule that the consultation process which led to the changes, including proposals to close the

  • Shopkeepers fear repeat robberies

    SHOPKEEPERS whose stores were raided by masked men say they fear repeat attacks. Masked robbers struck at three shops in York at Hallowe’en, taking cash, damaging stock, and assaulting two shopkeepers. The police arrested two people in connection

  • York City sign Michael Rankine on loan

    STRIKER Michael Rankine today rejoined York City on loan from Aldershot. The Doncaster-born forward, 28, is back at Bootham Crescent until the end of the npower League Two campaign.

  • Leicester speaks up for its rights

    AS A Leicester man, I have been reading with interest the comments, the moaning and the wailing of people in York who demand that the remains of King Richard III should be interred in York Minster. Men of York may not be aware of the well-documented

  • Mum pays tribute to daughter with ‘a heart of gold’

    THE mother of a woman who died suddenly in her flat in York has described her daughter as a caring person with “a heart of gold”. Michelle McLean, 46, was found unresponsive at her flat in Prospect House, Bishophill Junior, on Friday night, but

  • The voices of York have a say too

    LEICESTER’S claim to the remains of King Richard III seems to be based on little more than ‘finders keepers’, and it is tragic Leicester should be aided and abetted in its cause by the Dean of York, who has made the most bizarre pronouncement that

  • Just cook locally

    AND so the revelations keep on coming about processed meat and last week’s news about lasagne won’t be the last. The Food Standards Agency is supposed to be there to protect us, but it doesn’t appear to have been at the top of its game. Meanwhile

  • Not so super-fast

    WHAT happened to the march of super-fast broadband technology we are supposed to be experiencing? In my village just outside York, if I’m lucky I might get about 1 Mb. For this I’m paying line rental of £15.45 a month for the honour of two copper

  • More vision, please

    I NOTICE that Matthew Laverack and others have taken up their pens again to berate the council in modifying its affordable housing requirements. They are correct that the minor amendments will not galvanise the building industry into action. The

  • Wheels rolling on

    THIS year York Wheels community transport charity is 25 years old. As the present chairman I’d like to hear from the people who started York Wheels and the first drivers. We hope to have a party in July to celebrate to which you will be all

  • Tang Hall primary school pupils meet BBC's Harry Gration

    YOUNGSTERS at a York primary school got the chance to meet TV newsman Harry Gration as part of a “role model” event. This week pupils at Tang Hall primary school will get to meet a variety of local professionals who are visiting the school to meet

  • Amnesty film night at City Screen cinema

    THE York branch of Amnesty International is teaming up with York’s City Screen cinema for a special screening at 6pm this evening of the Chilean, Oscar-nominated film No. The film is based on the real-life events surrounding the Chilean 1988 referendum

  • Costly bill for Tour de France visit

    THERE is no doubt that having the Tour de France come through York in 2014 will boost local business, but I wonder how many of the thousands who signed up to the ‘Back le bid’ campaign would have done so knowing that there would be a £500,000 ‘fee’

  • February 12

    100 years ago For some years, Mr Alpheus Cleophas Morton, MP for Sutherlandshire, in the far north of Scotland, had been agitating for the provision of sleeping accommodation for third-class passengers on long-distance trains. He had never failed

  • Selby motor club marks its golden milestone

    A MOTOR club in Selby has urged former members to get in touch as it celebrates its golden anniversary. Selby And District Motor Club has had hundreds of members since it was formed in 1963, but only has about 25 regulars, who meet every week at

  • New book on York’s Catholic history

    A YORK author will launch his latest book in the presence of the Bishop of Middlesbrough and the Sheriff of York and Sheriff’s Lady. John Rayne-Davis, of Copmanthorpe, chronicles Christian life in York from the declaration of Constantine as Roman

  • £800,000 grant signals celebration for moors railway

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway is celebrating after receiving an £800,000 grant from the Coastal Communities Fund towards major improvements at Whitby station. In total, a funding package of £1.4 million has now been secured for the work which will

  • Police hunt man who exposed himself

    NORTH Yorkshire police are hunting for a man who allegedly indecently exposed himself to an elderly woman and teenage girls in Northallerton. The first incident took place on Sunday, at about 10am, when when a blue estate car pulled up alongside

  • Pensioner’s bag stolen in Selby supermarket

    THIEVES stole a pensioner’s handbag from her supermarket trolley in Selby. The 88-year-old woman was shopping in Morrisons at Market Cross at midday, on Sunday, when she was distracted and her bag containing cash and keys, was taken. North

  • Police probe possible antiques link to Full Sutton murder

    POLICE investigating the murder of a man in East Yorkshire said there could be an antiques connection to the killing. Humberside Police said that while they have not yet been able to formally identify the man, whose body was found last week at

  • Police and crime commissioner to hold second webchat

    NORTH Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner will hold her second webchat today to discuss her draft Police and Crime Plan. Julia Mulligan, who was elected last November, has released the draft plan for 2013 to 2017, which has pledged to do

  • A19 police chase ends in arrest

    A MAN was arrested following a police chase in North Yorkshire. The 38-year-old was allegedly wanted on warrant when police on routine patrol spotted him in the passenger seat of a car on the A19 near Riccall. The vehicle did not stop for the

  • Ryedale flood threat over

    FALLING river and groundwater levels in Ryedale mean the flood alert has been stood down. An improving situation around the River Derwent means that Silver Command, the multi-agency team set up to assist during flooding, has left the area.

  • Stolen rabbit’s body found at York primary school

    THE body of a stolen rabbit was found in the grounds of a York primary school. North Yorkshire Police have appealed for help in investigating what it described as a “mindess act of cruelty.” The animal was one of two rabbits stolen from a hutch

  • Why all the fuss about this Bond?

    THIS week I had intended to focus once more on one of the big issues facing our society today, I really had. I was going to welcome the Government planning a “fully funded” solution to the dilemmas of caring for our increasingly aged population

  • Cat vs man? No contest...

    AS Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m going to confess: I love my cat more than my husband. Before you reel back in horror, I have to add, I’m not alone. More than one in ten of us love our feline friends more than our partners. And, in a survey by

  • Elderly woman taken to hospital after York house fire

    AN elderly woman has been taken to hospital following a fire in a terraced house in York. The woman woke at about 3.30am today after the fire started in the front room of her house in Cromwell Road, Bishophill. She was out of the house when

  • Finding love online

    Ahead of St Valentine’s Day, MAXINE GORDON reports on dating in the digital age IT’S almost 20 years since dating bible The Rules was published, showing a generation of women how to find Mr Right by following one simple guideline: let him do all

  • Selby council tax set to be frozen for third year

    COUNCIL tax in the Selby district is likely to be frozen for the third year running, despite the authority calling for a rise just weeks ago. The authority is also set to delay proposals to introduce a £26 charge for emptying green bins. In

  • Work starts on A19 roundabout

    WORK is under way to rearrange electricity cables close to the A19 between Selby and York, ahead of a major construction project on the road. Utility workers are busy at the site, near Barlby, where a £1.8 million, three-lane, 70-metre roundabout

  • Cooker fire in Horner Street, York

    A NEIGHBOUR alerted the fire brigade when alarms were heard and smoke was seen coming from a building in Horner Street, York, early on Sunday. A fire service spokesman said a cooker fire was extinguished before they arrived and there was minor

  • Design company highly commended at gift awards

    A PRODUCT design company based in Pickering has been highly commended at the Gift Of The Year for its first ever book. That Company Called If, which is known for its book-related accessories, such as bookmarks and lights, produced Calvert’s Guide

  • Fellowship honour for Garbutt & Elliott

    THE chairman of York accountants Garbutt & Elliott has been awarded a fellowship of the International Centre for Families in Business (ICFIB). David Dickson was honoured in recognition of the years he has spent working on behalf of family businesses

  • York taxpayers may face HS2 bill

    YORK council taxpayers may have to contribute towards the cost of Britain’s new high-speed railway line, it has emerged. The Department for Transport has confirmed that, while funding for the £32.7 billion HS2 will come in large part from central

  • MP raises Filey pool closure fears

    ANNE McIntosh, MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey, has raised the possible closure of Filey swimming pool in the House of Commons. Miss McIntosh spoke before the House yesterday, criticising the plans. She said: “Any such closure would be a hammer

  • Butcher wins gold medals for pork pies

    AN EAST Yorkshire butcher struck gold three times at the BPEX (British Pork Executive) North East Roadshow in Harrogate. David Mounfield, of award-winning butchers JA Mounfield & Son, in Bubwith, gained three gold medals for his pork pie, pork-and-chicken

  • French buyer for animal health firm

    A RYEDALE supplier of veterinary pharmaceuticals has been bought by a French company. Alstoe Ltd Animal Health, which employs about 20 people in Sheriff Hutton, has been bought by Sogeval, a subsidiary of the animal division of Sofiproteol Group

  • Memories of school life at derelict Shipton Street site

    MEMORIES of lessons at a historic former York school have been sparked as work on transforming it into a £5.5 million housing development begins. Construction teams have moved in on the site which was once Shipton Street School after the buildings

  • Housebuilding fears for York

    A RADICAL rethink of housebuilding in York is needed to get more new homes built in the city, a developer has warned. Speaking at a meeting of City of York Council’s local plan working group developer John Reeves, chairman of the Helmsley Group

  • Review: Anton and Erin, York Barbican Centre

    The nation’s favourite ballroom couple, two of the most well-known stars of Strictly Come Dancing, waltzed effortlessly from the small screen to the stage of York’s Barbican centre. Sauvé, suited Anton du Beke and New Zealand beauty Erin Boag performed

  • Air base team lend a hand at hospice

    PERSONNEL from a North Yorkshire air base have taken time out from their duty to help with a children’s hospice. Staff from RAF Linton-on-Ouse’s Air Traffic Control squadron took part in a number of projects at Martin House Children’s Hospice at

  • Charity's plea for student volunteers

    Children’s charity Barnardo’s is appealing to students in North and East Yorkshire to volunteer their time in its shops. The plea comes as Student Volunteering Week began yesterday. The week aims to highlight the valuable work student volunteers

  • Youngsters receive Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

    Young people and their achievements were celebrated at a Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards ceremony in York. City of York Council’s Youth Support Services co-ordinates the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, which offers a challenging and rewarding programme

  • Sheep rustlers hunted by police

    THIEVES stole a pedigree ewe from a field near Selby. The ewe, which is due to lamb within days, was taken from a field in Fairfield Lane, Hillam overnight on Saturday. A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said it was the second time sheep had

  • Couple’s shock as their business goes up in smoke

    A MOBILE fish-and-chip van which has visited North Yorkshire villages for 32 years has been destroyed in an explosion. The fire wrecked the van while it was on its scheduled stop in Hutton Rudby last weekend. But owner Terry Garner – who tried

  • Medical waste found near York hospitals

    AN investigation is under way after used medical equipment was found strewn along a major York road. Two city hospitals have defended their waste disposal procedures after used catheters, swabs, an adult nappy, surgical gloves and other items,

  • Hambleton residents urged to recycle more rubbish

    HAMBLETON residents are being urged to use their blue waste bags to recycle more rubbish. Changes to kerbside collections in the district mean greeting cards and window envelopes can now be placed in the bags alongside newspapers and magazines,

  • Entertainers wanted to create party atmosphere

    THE organisers of the Yorkshire Marathon are looking for local bands, musicians and other entertainers to join them on marathon day and give a party atmosphere to the event. Organisers are looking for all types of musicians, cheerleaders and street

  • Scheme to bring lower-cost power to York residents

    HUNDREDS of pounds could be saved by York residents thanks to a new energy price-lowering scheme. The scheme is being run by City of York Council and Community Energy Direct. It is designed to help households save money by taking part in an

  • Poppleton residents eye Yorkshire In Bloom gold

    ORGANISERS of the Yorkshire In Bloom competition in Poppleton are going for gold this year after gaining a silver gilt award in 2012. Plans are taking shape. The organisers are hoping for more involvement from villagers and to make the village

  • Search for volunteers in the Tadcaster area

    SELBY District Volunteer Centre is holding a pair of events on Thursday to encourage people to become volunteers in the Tadcaster area. North Yorkshire Volunteer Centres have successfully placed 1,064 volunteers in the past year, and are looking

  • Historic “mayne” bread recipe recreated

    CITY leaders have revealed for the first time a new version of an historic type of bread that was once presented to royal visitors but whose recipe was lost for centuries. As The Press reported on Saturday, the secret of making “mayne” bread, a

  • Parliament Street market brings medieval merriment

    Medieval merriment arrives in York today as The Market Square Group’s themed outdoor market stops off for an seven-day feast of fun. The market, which will run from today until Wednesday, February 20, in Parliament Street, promises tasty traditional

  • Horsemeat scandal sends shoppers back to butchers

    BUTCHERS around North Yorkshire have experienced an increase in trade following the national horsemeat scandal, writes Lydia Winter. Food inspectors haver found horsemeat in frozen burgers stocked by UK supermarket chains including Tesco, Iceland