General Interest

The Americanisation Of The English Language: A Frightfully Subtle Affair

Language

  By Paul Baker in The Conversation.   Brits can get rather sniffy about the English language – after all, they originated it. But a Google search of the word “Americanisms” turns up claims that they are swamping, killing and absorbing British English. If the British are not careful, so the argument goes, the homeland will soon […]

Book A Home Fire Safety Visit

Fire Service

    From North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.   Upon request, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service can carry out a home fire safety visit to your home, completely free of charge. This visit involves fire service staff coming to your home to give you advice on fire safety in the home, actions you can […]

What Really Killed Prince Albert ?

Prince Albert

    By Derek Gatherer in The Conversation.   Spoiler alert. Those following ITV’s epic costume drama, Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, should look away now – unless you want to know what happens to Albert… It was Queen Victoria’s darkest day. On December 21, 1861, her husband of 21 years, Prince Albert, died at […]

Why (ex)Hurricane Ophelia Took A Wrong Turn Towards Ireland And Britain – And Carried All That Dust

Hurricane

  By Alexander Roberts in The Conversation.   Hurricane Ophelia, by then downgraded to Storm Ophelia, reached Ireland on Monday October 16. At the time of writing there had already been three deaths and countless reports of severe damage to buildings and fallen trees. Unlike other severe storms to reach Ireland and Britain, such as […]

Famous York Street To Go One-Way ? Radical Traffic Controls Proposed

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  From YorkMix.   Traders in one of York’s most famous streets have suggested radical traffic changes, to help with its revitalisation. Micklegate has been one-way since June, while the Bar is restored, with traffic heading out of the city redirected. Thousands of motorists have had to use alternative routes but some traders say the […]

Tom Petty Stood Up For Authentic Rock Music – And He Never Backed Down

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    By Adam Behr in The Conversation.   The most watched video on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s YouTube Channel – at over 46m views – is a cover version of the Beatles’ While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The performance features an all-star cast and a famous guitar solo by Prince. Channelling George Harrison’s […]

European Tornadoes Are Real And Their Threat Is Underestimated

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  By Bogdan Antonescu in The Conversation.   It is often assumed that tornadoes do not occur in Europe and that they are a weather phenomena specific to the United States. But this is far from true. Not only do tornadoes strike in Europe – they do millions of pounds worth of damage, cause serious injuries and even lead […]

Bats, Bikes And Birds At Nidderdale Moorland Festival This Autumn

Nidderdale

    From The Yorkshire Times.   Bats, bikes and birds take centre stage at the Nidderdale Moorland Festival this autumn. Walks talks and workshops take place over three weeks from 7 October featuring a moorland safari, an introduction to mountain biking, and foraging the River Nidd. The celebration of Nidderdale’s internationally important heather moorlands […]

Why People Believe In Conspiracy Theories – And How To Change Their Minds

Conspiracy

    By Mark Lorch in The Conversation.   I’m sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they occupy the empty seats around me. One picks up a discarded newspaper and chuckles derisively as she reads about the latest […]

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