On the first anniversary of the terrorist atrocities in New York and Washington, the world remembered.

It was a difficult time for several local institutions. York's leading policeman John Lacy apologised to citizens who wanted to see more bobbies on the beat, but said the force was diverting more of its limited resources to the fight against drug crime.

York hospital managers said they were 100 beds short of the number needed to meet demand. And Church commissioners recommended that several ancient York churches be closed.

Parents were outraged by Evening Press revelations that the Southview probation hostel could now house serious offenders such as paedophiles and murderers.

Selby 13-year-old Kayleigh Wadsworth came home 36 hours after she went missing, sparking a big police search.

The earth moved for North Yorkshire residents as a quake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck England.

The Wasps had buzzed off, so all hail the Knights: the nation's newest rugby team was named the York City Knights.

Garry "Stretch" Turner broke his own Guinness World Record for attaching the most wooden clothes pegs to his face in a shop in Coney Street, York.

A coroner's inquest recorded an open verdict on the death of a man found floating in television entertainer Michael Barrymore's swimming pool.

Hundreds of thousands of people marched on London - the first rally was to protest about rural rights, the second a demonstration against plans to wage war with Iraq.

Exams watchdog Sir William Stubbs was sacked by Education Secretary Estelle Morris after an inquiry into an alleged A-level downgrading conspiracy.

Britain was astonished to learn that the grey man had a colourful past. Former Prime Minister John Major had had a four-year love affair with colleague Edwina Currie while in office, she revealed.