• Memories of York's lost school

    WHETHER you loved your schooldays or loathed them, the memories always remain with you. In Press reader David Wardell's case, the memories are all he has left of his school - because it was demolished some time in the 1960s. David, a regular

  • Win a year’s pampering at Middlethorpe Hall

    MAXINE GORDON throws off the excesses of the festive season with a pampering visit to Middlethorpe Hall. IF you are looking for the perfect bolthole for a spot of TLC after the full-on frenzy of the festive season, your new year's resolution should

  • Who will care for the elderly?

    By 2037 one in 12 people will be aged 80 or above, and the number of centenarians will have risen from 13,000 to 111,000. But where are all these people going to live – in residential care or in a house they call home? Two experts give us their views

  • Food for thought: Cacao chocolate bar recipe

    Adele Carnell of Filmore & Union tells us how to make mouth watering almond, hemp and raisin raw chocolate. Why give your loved ones mass produced sugar laden chocolates when you can give them the real deal… Especially when it's totally

  • Body, Mind & Soul: Foods in fashion as 2015 beckons

    SO, HOW was your Christmas? Did you enjoy turkey and all the trimmings? Henry VIII is reputedly the first monarch to eat turkey for Christmas dinner but the trend didn’t really take hold until much later on in the 20th century. Before then, goose was

  • Be grateful for any Christmas

    THAT’S that then. Another Christmas Day gone, and now we’re all lying there feeling stuffed and addled, our wallets and purses have been mothballed and we’re promising ourselves we’ll do it oh so differently next year… We’ve eaten something like

  • Carlisle United 0, York City 3

    YORK City will welcome 2015 with the fifth-best away record in Sky Bet League Two. A comprehensive 3-0 win at Carlisle, courtesy of Josh Carson, Luke Summerfield and Michael Coulson goals, means the Minstermen’s performances on their travels can

  • Goal ace Greening snatches victory for Tadcaster Albion

    A LAST-MINUTE Josh Greening winner put Tadcaster Albion ten points clear at the top of the Northern Counties East League premier division heading into 2015. The Brewers made a superb start at Bridlington Town on Saturday, with Liam Ormsby netting

  • Old Malton in seven heaven after victory over Dringhouses

    REIGNING champions Old Malton St Mary's moved seven points clear of the chasing back after a 3-0 victory over Dringhouses in the York Minster Engineering Football League premier division. Daman Cox twice produced clinical finishes when left one-on-one

  • Pocklington RUFC sunk by Old Pocklingtonians revival

    OLD Pocklingtonians came back from the dead to beat Pocklington RUFC 32-19 in an entertaining festive fixture at Percy Road. Close to 500 people - a record Boxing Day turnout for the annual challenge match - watched Pock lift the Bottomley Trophy

  • Pace bowler Eddie Barnes lands England U17s call

    SHERIFF Hutton Bridge cricketer Eddie Barnes has won a call-up to the England Under-17s squad. The talented pace bowler will tour with the U17 age group squad in February, when they will play a number of matches against Pakistan in the United Arab

  • Think of those not partying this winter

    MOST of us have probably been overindulging a bit on the turkey, mince pies and sherry over the last few days. But spare a thought for those for whom such an indulgence is little more than a dream. Kidney patients at York Hospital can spend

  • Delay is necessary

    IT IS disappointing that the installation of £100,000-worth of essential vitallife-saving equipment on the banks of York’s rivers has been delayed. The equipment, which includes 65 new life rings, could well help save lives in future. Thankfully

  • Oh, the heart-throbs of our youth...

    WHEN people say, “you know you’re getting old when...” – well, with me it’s when I read the birthday tributes in On This Day in The Press. My teenage crush, Kirk Douglas, he of the dimpled chin and “I’m Spartacus” fame, is 98 – how can that be?

  • Stadium bound to have an effect

    TO claim that new shops in the community stadium complex will not rival the nearby Monks Cross Centre is illogical and absurd. People are free to go where they want to buy goods or services. Any new shops must be able to compete with existing nearby

  • Puzzled at store’s entrance closure

    I DON’T know if this subject has been mentioned before, but why did Marks & Spencer in Pavement close the entrance to its premises through Newgate Market? It use to be so handy. Mr A J Taylor, New Lane, Huntington, York.

  • Big Issue sellers more deserving

    W H Davies, who knew a thing of two about extracting tribute from the tender-hearted, called begging “the noblest work on earth”. I’m not quite sure about that, but demur at the exploits of a visiting Scrooge (Letter, December 22). My objection

  • Disappointed at the lack of stalls

    IT WAS a shame there were so few food stalls in Parliament Street at this year’s St Nicholas Market in York. Last year there were several near to the junction with Ousegate. We visited on December 16 this year and there only seemed to be food stalls

  • Torture is sadly nothing new

    TORTURE has been in the news, but, sadly, this is nothing new – not only in war, but we read regularly of burglars torturing and terrorising bank staff, shop owners, jewellers and residents to name a few. In war, “man’s inhumanity to man” knows

  • Wildlife haven plan is supported

    IN reply to the letter of December 22, headlined “Wildlife haven is under threat” and regarding the proposal to build six much-needed affordable houses on a site at Pottery Lane, the land identified is not allocated as amenity space in the local plan

  • Zero-alcohol tolerance call for drivers

    AFTER reading about 19 drink-drivers being caught in North Yorkshire – that’s 19 here, how many more across other counties of the British Isles? And the Christmas period hasn’t even got into full swing. Isn’t it time we had a zero-alcohol policy

  • Foxes or people? I’d choose the foxes

    IN Wandsworth, south London, people are employing snipers to shoot foxes. If you kill a fox or move it from its area, another fox will move in. Also, if you try to control the foxes by culling, they will respond by producing more young. In

  • Decent salaries but not very efficient

    SO there will be 69 new police offices for North Yorkshire Police this year alone. Salaries vary between forces, but the typical starting salary for police constables is £23,317, rising to £25,962 after initial training. Add all that up, along

  • Why the cut-backs if we’re recovering?

    I THOUGHT this country’s economy was supposed to be recovering. If so, why do we keep having these hideous cut-backs? Robert D Greaves, Alder Way, New Earswick, York.

  • Your hard work is much appreciated

    AS WE approach the end of another year, I would like to say a very big thank you to the trustees and volunteers of the Deanne Gee Memorial Fund. Their hard work and support is second to none. My thanks also to the many people who attend the

  • You might have to phone a friend!

    RECENT amusing letters reminded me of something I saw in The Press many years ago, in the old broadsheet Yorkshire Evening Press, while scanning through the marriages column, I should say in the region of 30 to 35 years ago. It gave the married

  • Mother’s hospital care was first class

    I WOULD like to thank, through The Press, the medical and nursing staff of Ward G1 and the Marigold Centre at York Hospital for the first-class pre- and post-operative care, attention, and support given to my mother following her recent operation.

  • December 29

    100 years ago When an Englishwoman married a foreigner she assumed the nationality of her husband. If he died she still retained his nationality until she secured her naturalisation papers, which hitherto had cost £5 5s. The British Nationality

  • Sorrowful Christmas greetings from 100 years ago

    FEW Christmas greetings have been clouded with as much sorrow as those of 1914. Exactly 100 years ago, amid the horrors of the First World War, famous York industrialist and philanthropist Joseph Rowntree wrote cordial greetings to his workforce

  • Crash near York shopping centre

    EMERGENCY services have been called to a two-vehicle crash close to a major York shopping centre. The crash, which was initially reported to have involved four cars, happened at about 10.40am on the A1237 on the Monks Cross roundabout. North

  • Student April Yang welcomes Chinese tourists to York

    MEET April Yang - Visit York's latest recruit as it seeks to extend a welcome to the city's growing number of Chinese tourists. April, a student at the University of York, has volunteered to meet and greet Chinese visitors, and tell them in their

  • York bus services face the axe under council cuts

    TWO bus routes could be cut completely and several others reduced in money saving proposals being put forward by the city council. The transport department at City of York Council is looking at reducing the subsidy it gives bus services in York

  • Selby council accused of planning ‘injustice’

    SELBY District Council has been accused of “injustice” and “maladministration” over a planning decision. The council has been under investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman since October 2013 over a failure to deal with relevant and material

  • Advent walk at Shiptonthorpe

    SHIPTONTHORPE village hall committee is inviting people from nearby towns and villages to take a tour of Shiptonthorpe’s seventh living Advent calendar. The living advent is based on a Swiss tradition where villagers take it in turns to illuminate

  • Custody objection at York Magistrates Court

    DOCK officers had to use force to get a prisoner to the court cells at the final pre-Christmas hearing at York Magistrates Court. A 33-year-old man on a charge of theft objected strongly to being remanded in custody on Christmas Eve. He insulted

  • Selby Leisure Centre progress

    THE new Selby Leisure Centre is only weeks away from opening. Builders at the Scott Road site are in week 52 of the 63-week programme, with dozens of workers still on the site ensuring it is ready for its grand opening in 2015. The new leisure

  • New fostering drive

    PEOPLE across North Yorkshire are encouraged to consider offering their care and support to a vulnerable teenager in 2015. North Yorkshire County Council’s fostering service is launching a new campaign to obtain more placements for teenagers in

  • Terry’s site plans backed

    MAJOR plans for the second stage of redevelopment and building at the former Terry’s site in York have received council approval. The planning committee voted to support the application by David Wilson Homes to put more than 200 new flats and houses

  • Van hits ice and crashes into post box

    A ROYAL Mail post box has been knocked out of the ground by a van which crashed into it this morning. The van is believed to have hit a patch of black ice in Oakdale, Harrogate, at about 8.45am, and lost control before hitting the post box.

  • Back Conservative's economic plan next year - Anne McIntosh

    A NORTH Yorkshire MP has urged voters to support her party's economic plan in next year's General Election. In her Christmas message Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey speaks about the success of the Tory Government's proposals to get

  • Hambleton council staff’s charity drive

    Hambleton District Council officers and councillors have raised more than £600 for local charities in a week. The council’s choir Hambleton in Harmony raised £340 by singing at Sainsbury’s Northallerton store and and donated food to Hambleton Foodshare

  • Pocklington Town Council to set precept

    Pocklington Town Council will set its precept for 2015/2016 at its next meeting, which will be on January 7 at 7pm at the Old Courthouse in George Street. Residents are urged to attend and speak to councillors at the beginning of the meeting.

  • Advice on recycling Christmas wrapping paper and used cards

    Christmas wrapping paper and used cards should not be recycled in East Yorkshire’s Household Waste Recycling site as the paper mill is not suitable for festive wrapping paper. East Riding of Yorkshire Council is urging its residents to place cards

  • Pop-up panto at York Hospital children's ward

    The children's ward at York Hospital will be awash with laughter at the start of the New Year when Robinson Crusoe puts down anchor among the beds. Starlight Children's Foundation is staging a special performance of their pop-up pantomime at the

  • Tribute paid to dedicated mum Florence Lightfoot

    A MOTHER who won an award for the dedicated care of her severely disabled son has died aged 93. Florence Lightfoot won Parent of the Year at 2013's Community Pride Awards for the passionate love and devotion she showed to her son, John. Mrs

  • Claudia Lawrence’s father tells of search anguish

    THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence says he feels that the search for her has “taken two steps back”. Peter Lawrence said he and his family raised their hopes when 2014 saw a renewed police appeal to the public, five years since her

  • Rudolph and friends visit care home residents

    CARE home staff brought Christmas to its residents when Rudolph and his friends came to visit. Pensioners at Mulberry Court Care Home, in Rawcliffe, have been enjoying festivities for weeks by visiting school plays, having shopping parties and

  • York river safety changes behind schedule

    SAFETY changes to York's rivers are facing delays, but work is ongoing, with more details emerging. Following the deaths of five people in the Ouse and Foss this year, and a report from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA),

  • Villagers in fight over road closure proposals

    PEOPLE in Stockton-on-the-Forest have joined forces with their MP and councillors to fight road closure plans which they say would leave the village cut off. Under current proposals put forward by the Highways Agency and their contractors A-one

  • donald harris

    HARRIS Donald Treasured memories of a special dad, brother and grandad who passed away December 29th, 2013. You are in our hearts forever, Christine, Wayne, John, Stephen and Katie.


    FLETCHER Irene May The family of Irene would like to thank everyone who attended her funeral on December 16th. £180.00 was kindly donated to The British Heart Foundation, thanks also to Sue Thomas Co-op Funeral Services for her assistance and the staff

  • Rosalind Wadsworth

    WADSWORTH Rosalind Lily On December 20th, 2014, passed away peacefully, aged 85 years, surrounded by her loving family. Much loved wife of the late Eric, much loved mum, grandma, great-grandma and sister. Funeral service to take place at York Crematorium


    WADSWORTH Rosalind Lily On December 20th, 2014, passed away peacefully, aged 85 years, surrounded by her loving family. Much loved wife of the late Eric, much loved mum, grandma, great-grandma and sister. Funeral service to take place at York Crematorium

  • Whylna BRISTOW

    BRISTOW Whylna The family wish to thank all those who attended the service in celebration of Whylna's life. A special thank you to Rev A Clements for the comforting service and J G Fielder and Son for efficient arrangements and caring support. Donations

  • Peter Terry

    TERRY Peter Two years ago today. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved and missed and very dear. Loved, missed and remembered every day by all your family. xx Love you to the Moon

  • Brenda Pearson (Tatterton)

    PEARSON (Tatterton) Brenda One year ago today since you passed away, A wonderful lady in every way, You are in our thoughts every day, And in our hearts you will always stay. Still sadly missed by loving husband George and family.

  • Ann HORNE

    HORNE Ann (nee Simpson) Maureen, Colin, Keely, Ryan and all the family would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of condolence following Ann's death. Special thanks must go to Beverley for her devoted and staunch support of Ann. Thank

  • james dale

    DALE James (Jimmy) On December 23rd, peacefully at Moorlands Nursing Home, Strensall, aged 80 years. Husband of Dorothy, father of Karen, Nigel and Helen, also grandad, brother and uncle. Funeral service to take place at York Crematorium, on Friday,

  • kenneth (ken) slater

    SLATER Kenneth (Ken) Peacefully on December 19th, at York Hospital aged 84 years. Beloved husband of the late Betty, loved father of Catherine, cherished grandfather of Alex and Freya, special father-in-law of Louie. Funeral service to be held on Wednesday

  • Kai Chapman

    KAI CHAPMAN Here's wishing our Gorgeous Son and Brother a Happy 4th Birthday. We hope you have a lovely day. Love you lots n lots of ickles 'Always' Mummy, Daddy and Lily. xxx