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New Park & Ride Bus Service Will Go Directly To York Hospital

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  By George Dodd in The Press.   A NEW Park&Ride bus service travelling directly to York Hospital is to launch next month. The service, which starts on April 29, will run every 20 minutes from Rawcliffe Bar Park&Ride to the hospital. It will be run in partnership with First York and has been made possible by funding from York Teaching […]

Shoppers To Lose York HMV ‘By The End Of The Month’

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    By Dan Bean in The Press.   SHOPPERS in York are set to lose another high street favourite, with the closure of HMV. The Coney Street store was at risk just weeks ago, after HMV went into administration, but 1,500 jobs around the country were saved when Canadian retailer Sunrise Records bought 100 […]

The Myth Of “It’s All In Your Head”

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  By Abby Pickus in DEPAUL Magazine.  In 1980, a high school English teacher from Wisconsin named Pat Fero went on a trip to England. Healthy and in her 30s, she noticed something was very wrong toward the end of the trip. “We were in this beautiful countryside, and we went to climb a hill […]

Why Retired Dame Berwick Will Write Sleeping Beauty Panto For Theatre Royal

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By Charles  Hutchinson in The Press.   Berwick Kaler may have exited pantomime stage left in February, but the grand old dame of York Theatre Royal is taking up the call to write the script for Sleeping Beauty this coming winter. “When I said on the last night, ‘if they ask me, I’ll be back […]

A Huge Step Forward For ME In The US

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    There’s been a huge step forward for ME in the US. Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed care organisation in the U.S. It’s a forward-thinking organisation with a great reputation – which has got everything wrong about ME/CFS – until now. This article explains how Kaiser Permanente are out to change the way […]

York City legend Andy McMillan Aims To Save NHS Thousands A Day

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    By Dave Flett in The Press. HE once tackled the likes of Ryan Giggs and Anders Limpar for the Minstermen, but Andy McMillan is now hoping to stop the city’s germs and bacteria in their tracks. The York City legend is taking a break from football to concentrate on an exciting new business […]

Northern’s Long Six-Carriage Trains Delayed By Two Years

RAIL Branson 1...Handout picture released Tuesday June 5, 2001 of a Voyager diesel train which Sir Richard Branson hopes will kick start a "rail renaissance".  He hopes that the new 125 mph trains will drastically cut journey times on Virgin Rail's two routes - West Coast main line and CrossCountry (correct).  Complete with airline-style audio entertainment at every seat, the Voyager trains are being introduced initially on the CrossCountry Birmingham-Reading-Brighton route to beat heavy road congestion in the area.  The trains, which have an on-board shop to replace the old-style buffet, will carry passengers on a local shuttle service between Birmingham and Reading and from July 22 they will become part of the Birmingham-Brighton timetable.  See PA story RAIL Branson.  PA photo: Handout/Virgin.

  By Tom Burridge, Transport correspondent, BBC News.   Train operator Northern’s six-carriage long services in and out of Leeds station have been delayed by two years, BBC News has learned. The longer trains were to be introduced at the end of this year but will now not enter service until late 2021. The delay is […]

One Of The Most Advanced Solar Farms In The World To Be Built Near York

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  By By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.   A solar energy farm said to be the most advanced in the UK and possibly the world will open near York this autumn. Panels will be installed on land at Boscar Grange Farm to the east of the A19, 12 miles north of the city near Easingwold. It is one […]

Government Is Failing On Disabled Women’s Rights, UN Is Told

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    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Activists have told a UN committee how the UK government is failing to address the significant barriers and human rights violations faced by disabled women in accessing social security, justice, jobs and health services. Eleanor Lisney and Rachel O’Brien, from the disabled women’s collective Sisters of Frida, were […]

Wheelchair Friendly Walks In Yorkshire

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    From Fenetic Wellbeing.   Can you remember a sunny bank holiday? Us neither. But on the off-chance the heavens don’t open, we’ve put our heads together and come up with some cracking wheelchair friendly spots for a day out in Yorkshire. Can you remember a sunny bank holiday? Us neither. But on the […]

How To Track Down Your Old Pensions

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    From SAGA Magazine.   There’s more than £400 million of unclaimed pension savings in the UK, here are our top tips for tracing your old pension pots… More and more people are moving jobs several times throughout their working life and accruing multiple pension pots along the way. With the disappearance of the […]

To Those Who Say Chronically Ill People Are ‘So Lucky’ Not To Work Full-Time

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  By Alexandra Ellen in The Mighty.   Have you ever had the “joy” of experiencing a conversation similar to this on a Sunday afternoon? “What time do you start work tomorrow?” “Ummm, I don’t work on Mondays.” “Ahhh, you’re so lucky!” I lost count of the number of times I’ve had similar conversations. I […]

Virgin Trains Launches New Alexa Feature For Disabled Passengers To Book Help

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  From ITV News.   A train company has launched a new service enabling disabled passengers to book travel assistance using voice commands. Virgin Trains customers can request help getting on and off trains and reserve wheelchair spaces with Alexa-enabled devices. The JourneyCare service for people with special requirements could previously only be booked by […]

People With Rare Diseases Get ‘Unequal Treatment’ From ‘Inflexible’ NHS Drug Regulator, Warns Report Calling For System Reform

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    By Vanessa Chalmers in The Daily Mail.   The NHS drug regulator has been branded ‘inflexible’ when it comes to approving medicines for rare diseases in a report calling for it to be reformed. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) gives guidance on how to improve health care, including advising on how […]

48 Hours In . . . York, An Insider Guide To This Ancient Walled City

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By Tina Walsh in The Telegraph.   York, where ancient and modern meet Everyone knows about York’s Roman and Viking history, but not so many people realise it has a wealth of luxury boutique accommodation and a thriving cultural scene, with cool neighbourhoods full of independent shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as countless museums, […]

The North To Wait Another Nine Months For Switchable Smart Meters

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By Sam Meadows in The Telegraph.   People living in the North could have to wait as long as nine months if they want a smart meter thanks to technical issues with some of the new devices. Dr Alan Whitehead, Labour’s shadow energy minister, said ongoing problems with the technology meant that the £11bn roll-out […]

Every York Library – And The Archives – Will Stay Open For The Next 15 Years Under £32m Deal

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  From YorkMix.   All York’s 14 libraries – and its world-renowned archives – are guaranteed to stay open for at least 15 years. City of York Council have awarded a new contract to Explore Libraries and Archives Mutual Limited to deliver the city’s libraries and archives services until 2034, it was announced today (18 […]

Berwick Kaler Foundation Aims To Bring Together Theatre And Community

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From The Yorkshire Times.   As Berwick Kaler’s 40-year reign as pantomime dame comes to an end, York Theatre Royal has launched a fund to celebrate and continue his legacy. “The Berwick Kaler Foundation will enable us to bring families, friends and communities together to share experiences and enjoy theatre in all its many forms,” […]

Foldalite Travel Powerchair Review

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    But Natasha Lipman.   I can’t believe that it has almost been a year since I finally bought my first ever powerchair, the Rascal P321 (also called my ‘Mario Kart’ or ‘The Dizzy Rascal’ by my friends – cos I have PoTS and am always dizzy, gettit?) It truly was a long time coming, and […]

Guest Blog: Life In The Slow Lane – Musings Of A Police Officer On A Diagnosis Of ME/CFS

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  From Disabled Police Association.   Colin Paine is a Detective Chief Superintendent in Thames Valley Police. He is currently working on the Police Spending Review with the NPCC. Here he reflects on his diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).   Police work feels inherently fast paced. It is in the nature of our work that […]

Who Has The Best Home In York ? New BBC Show Reveals All

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  From YorkMix.   York is a wonderful place to live, and has lots of great properties. But who has the very best home in the city? That’s what a new BBC One series will find out. New property show The Best House in Town starts on Monday 11 February – and the first five episodes are set in […]

Disability-Themed Emojis Coming To Smartphones This Year

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    By Cristina Abellan Matamoros in euronews.   Disability-themed emojis will be the biggest addition to this year’s new batch of approved emojis. The new accessibility emojis were introduced after Apple proposed adding emojis of a guide dog, a hearing aid, prosthetic limbs and people using canes and in wheelchairs back in 2018. Apple had criticised the lack […]

York Christmas Market Voted Best In UK

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    By George Dodd in The Press.   York’s Christmas market has been voted as the best in the UK. The cities St Nicholas Fair, that ran from November 14 until December 23, scooped the award for Best Large Speciality Market at this years national awards ceremony that was held in Birmingham yesterday evening. […]

York Needs This Shop ! Customers Hail Ernest Roy Electricals After It Goes On Market

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  By Mike Laycock in The Press. Customers have told of their sadness after The Press revealed that a York city centre shop is up for sale, following the shopkeeper’s decision to retire. We reported online yesterday that Ernest Roy Electrical near Shambles Market, which dates back to 1957 and sells small electrical items from […]

York Is The Capital Of The Food Universe !’ City Restaurant Gets Stunning Review

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    From YorkMix.   York’s reputation as a world-beating foodie destination continues to grow. One of Britain’s leading food critics has reviewed a city restaurant and was so impressed he declared: “As far as I am concerned, York is the capital of the food universe.” Giles Coren, restaurant reviewer from The Times, gave his verdict […]

Café In Historic York Building To Get A Makeover And New Name

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  From YorkMix. This 15th century building is all that remains of the street on which it stands. No doubt number 1 Little Shambles has undergone many changes over the centuries. And what is now the Little Shambles Tearooms is set to enter its next chapter with a new name and layout. At present customers […]

10 Health Benefits And Uses For Turmeric Curcumin Supplements

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      From COGNITUNE Smarter Health.   Are you looking for a way to boost every facet of your health with a single spice? It sounds crazy, but turmeric curcumin with BioPerine may be the magic supplement we’ve been seeking. Turmeric benefits the body and mind in more ways than you can imagine. Similar […]

Patisserie Valerie – Which Has Three York Branches – Goes Into Administration

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    By Dan Bean in York Press.   A CAKE shop chain with three sites in York has collapsed into administration. The move by Patisserie Valerie – which has branches in Feasegate, Coppergate and at the Designer Outlet – came following failed discussions with HSBC and Barclays to extend a standstill agreement on its […]

Double Legal Victory For Access Campaigner Over Underground Discrimination

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    By John Pring in Disability News Service. A court has found that London Underground twice discriminated against a disabled campaigner by failing to warn him that vital lifts that would allow him to complete his journey on the capital’s tube network were out-of-order. Doug Paulley found himself stranded and confronted with inaccurate and incomplete […]

How We’re Designing Musical Instruments With The Help Of Disabled Musicians And VR

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      By Franziska Schroeder and Matilde Meireles in The Conversation.   Most new digital technologies tend to be designed with an able-bodied user in mind. The first desktop computers required fine motor skills to navigate software menus using a mouse, and mobile phones need users to press buttons, swipe screens, and so on. To […]

Fire, Ice And A Carving Wall – Here’s What’s Planned For The York Ice Trail 2019

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  From YorkMix.   The York Ice Trail is on its way, with some spectacular new additions. Taken out of the Christmas frenzy, the event has been moved to help boost a quieter time of year. It runs on Saturday 2 February, between 10am-6pm. It’s the biggest outdoor ice trail in Britain – 35,000 people visited […]

Company Praised For ‘First Accessible Parking Bay For Charging Electric Vehicles’

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Campaigners have welcomed the decision to install what is believed to be the country’s first accessible parking bay for disabled people who need to recharge their electric vehicles. Only holders of blue parking badges who also need to recharge their electric vehicles will be allowed to […]

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