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Opinion: Disability Must Be Considered In Auto Development

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    By Henry Claypool In The Detroit News. Saturday marks the opening of the 2019 NAIAS Detroit Auto Show, led by its presentation series on the future of the automobile, Automobili-D. Conference attendees can expect panels on innovations such as vehicle to infrastructure connectivity, urban mobility, smart cities, building a mobility workforce, ride sharing, cybersecurity and […]

Two Friends From Rome Bring Authentic Italian Street Food To York

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    From YorkMix.   Two friends from Rome have brought the authentic taste of Italian food to the streets of York. Alessandro Venturi and Robin George this week opened up A’Roma Pasta Bar on Silver Street, next to Shambles Market. It serves up a mix of home-made pasta dishes, bread and cakes. And they […]

Sunlight Offers Surprise Benefit — It Energizes Infection Fighting T Cells

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    From Science Magazine.   Sunlight allows us to make vitamin D, credited with healthier living, but a surprise research finding could reveal another powerful benefit of getting some sun. Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T cells that play a central […]

‘Widespread And Dangerous’: Facing Medical Uncertainty, Some Doctors Tell Patients It’s All In Their Heads

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  By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN.   (CNN)When 7-year-old Bailey Sheehan arrived at a hospital in Oregon partially paralyzed, a doctor said the girl was faking her symptoms to get her parents’ attention because she was jealous of her new baby sister. But that doctor was proved wrong when an MRI showed that the girl had acute […]

Where Is Bros Star Craig Logan now ? – (ME Story)

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    By Tom Eames in Smooth.   Craig Logan was one third of the biggest boyband of the late 1980s, Bros. But he soon quit the band, leaving Matt and Luke Goss as the sole members. But what has he been up to since? Craig began his career as a bassist in the pop band Bros. His nickname […]

Refill Your Water Bottle In York For Free: New Scheme Planned

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  By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix. Refilling your water bottle in York city centre could become easier next year, under council plans to encourage more businesses to offer free drinking water. City of York Council is supporting a campaign to encourage people to cut their use of disposable plastic bottles and cups, as well as drink more […]

Top York Eateries To Offer Menu From £10 During ‘Restaurant Week’

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    By Chloe Laversuch in The Press.   The event, which aims to help residents discover different places to eat by offering set menus at some of the city’s best eateries from £10 per person, is being organised by York Business Improvement District (BID). Director Andrew Lowson said: “People are getting value for money and the […]

Not All Disabilities Are Visible……..

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One of my favourite Christmas presents this year, a sticker for the car from my wife and daughter…… There is a need for a Government backed, nationwide TV and Radio educational campaign to raise awareness of Invisible Illnesses and Disabilities.    

Why Christmas Annuals Are Still A Favoured Gift – 195 Years After The First One Was Published

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  By David Anderson in The Conversation. As a devoted reader of weekly comic The Dandy, the gift of its annual was an essential part of Christmas morning. In the midst of the festive excitement, I can remember clearly the thrill of discovering my first annual under the tree in 1983, and filling out the […]

Do You Have Family Or Friends You Haven’t Heard From In A While ?

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    At this time of year we hear the cry go up for keeping in touch with family and friends.  Maybe to also call on someone elderly nearby. Whilst I totally agree with these sentiments, maybe we should be doing this throughout the year.  It’s too easy to forget those who were in our […]

Christmas Can Be Isolating For Young Carers – They Need Time To Be Children

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    By Jo Aldridge in The Conversation.   Most children look forward to the Christmas holidays as a time for fun and families. But for some young carers – children who provide care for someone in their family who is ill or disabled – the Christmas holidays are a mixed blessing. Dani* is one […]

Some Local Information That Might Be Useful Over The Christmas Period

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With Christmas just around the corner, we have collected a range of information about changes to local services to keep updated throughout the festive period. Local Changes (Please click the subheading for further information) Christmas Bus Services Date Park and Ride Routes All Other Routes Monday 24/12/18 (Christmas Eve) Weekday timetable with 18:00 finish Weekday […]

Making The Outdoors Accessible To All

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By Scout Ambassador, Julia Bradbury in Scouts. Scout Ambassador Julia Bradbury’s TV presenting has taken her all over the world, walking and climbing across Europe and Africa. Now she tells us all about The Outdoor Guide – an online resource she set up with her sister Gina that brings together information for walks all around […]

Now Is The Time For York To Truly Embrace Pedal Power

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    From Yorkmix.   That’s the message from York Cycle Campaign – which says the plans to dual York’s outer ring-road offer a unique opportunity to create cycle superhighways into the centre of the city. The campaign says City of York Council’s ambition to draw traffic away from the centre of York means road […]

Plans Go In For 500 Homes Next To Askham Bog

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  By Mike Laycock in The Press.   PLANS have been submitted for more than 500 homes on land next to a York nature reserve described by Sir David Attenborough as ‘irreplaceable.’ Barwood Strategic Land LLP is seeking outline permission for up to 516 houses, a sports pavilion, landscaping, roads and an ‘ecological protection and […]

Thinking Of Others……

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      It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn’t heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore’s stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore. “Hello Eeyore,” said Pooh. “Hello Pooh. Hello Piglet,” said Eeyore, in a Glum […]

The Verdict: Dame Berwick Kaler’s Grand Exit After 40 Years Of York Pantomimes

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  By Charles Hutchinson in The Press.   It began as a celebration of 40 years of the Grand Old Dame of York, and it still is, but York’s favourite adopted son from Sunderland has now called time on pantomime at 72, and so the impromptu standing ovation for Berwick Kaler was inevitably suffused with sadness too. Ever the […]

THE YORK ME COMMUNITY – YORK INTER COMPANY FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR THE YORK ME TGA SHIELD – UPDATE !

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  The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility.  This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,000 people in the UK, and 800 in the York area alone.  Of those around York, 200 are likely to be severe, meaning house or bed bound. On […]

York Brewery Goes Into Administration – Three Pubs Also Hit

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York Brewery has gone into administration, YorkMix can reveal today. Parent company Mitchells Of Lancaster (Brewers) Ltd have been put into administration, taking York Brewery Co Ltd with it. Staff at the Toft Green brewery were told this morning. It also owns three pubs in the city which are affected. A brewery spokesman told YorkMix: All I can […]

John Barry’s Early Years: The Full Story

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  A new book about the John Barry Seven is the definitive account of the composer’s early years. STEPHEN LEWIS reports in The Press. IN September 1957, a young rock and roll seven-piece calling themselves the John Barry Seven managed to land a much-sought-after audition on the BBC Light Programme, radio’s premier music outlet. It […]

Dunkirk Veteran Unveils Centrepiece At Catterick Garrison

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  By Cat Soave in The Press. History was made today at Catterick Garrison, when four monuments were unveiled to create a centrepiece to commemorate the fallen and marks the 100th anniversary of the Armisitice at the end of the First World War. Mr David Evans, of Leyburn, a former cavalryman with the 13th/18th Royal […]

Let’s Not Judge Others For Not Drinking – Especially At Christmas

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  By Stefano Hatfield in iNews. “Come in,” said our jovial, generous host. “Take your coats off, have fun, get smashed.” Words I imagine have been said across Britain this weekend as festive party season truly kicks in. Except that you could swap “smashed” for trollied, trashed, pissed, or any other of the other euphemisms […]

Malayan Tiger In Crisis

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  By Kae Kawanishi in malasiakini. Saving the tiger will ensure that future generations continue benefiting from a healthy ecosystem. The extinction of the charismatic top predator, however, is just one indication of humans’ misplaced priorities and short-sightedness destroying our only home. The Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is about to go extinct in the wild. Because […]

Those Pop-Up ‘I Agree’ Boxes Aren’t Just Annoying – They’re Potentially Dangerous

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  By Sabrina Rau in The Conversation. Have you noticed the increasing number of pop-ups asking you to consent or “agree” when you visit a website? Do you find these annoying and tend to just click accept without reading the policies? So do most people, and here’s why that’s a problem. By “agreeing” to any of […]

More People Are Experiencing Severe Food Allergies Than Ever Before

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  By Mattew Smith in The Conversation.   The recent inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from anaphylaxis after eating a Pret A Manger baguette she was unaware contained sesame, could lead to a change in labelling legislation. Indeed, a recent investigation found that undeclared allergens were present in a quarter of foods sampled. But a more fundamental issue […]

‘Unparalleled’ Iron Age Warrior Grave Uncovered Near Pocklington

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      By Megi Rychlikova in The Press. For seven months, experts worked in secret to excavate two barrows near the East Yorkshire town. Each was constructed more than 2,000 years ago. Inside one was the only Iron Age chariot with standing horses found in Britain and the body of a warrior in his late 40s […]

Why Using A Contactless Card Might Be Costing You More Money

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    By Tamsin Kelly, Commercial Writer in Huffpost.    It’s 11 years since contactless cards were first launched back in 2007. At the time, they were a niche product only available from one card issuer in a handful of London postcodes. Today contactless has dramatically changed the way we spend money with the majority of […]

More Than A Million Homes Will Be Cut Off From The New Fully Switchable Smart Meters

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  By Sam Meadows in The Telegraph.   More than a million households may be unable to benefit from the new breed of fully switchable smart meters, it has emerged. The £11bn smart meter roll-out, promoted by celebrities including Kirstie Allsopp has seen more than 12 million installed, but has been dogged by issues of meters “going […]

DWP Admits Failing To Keep Track Of Disability Discrimination Claims By Its Own Staff

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By John Pring in Disability News Service. The government department responsible for running the Disability Confident employment scheme has admitted failing to keep track of how many complaints of disability discrimination are made by its own staff. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) repeatedly brags about its much-criticised scheme, which aims to help employers recruit […]

York Ice Trail To Return !

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  Great news. The York Ice Trail will be back from 2 February 2019 !  This terrific event can only come about due to the skill and wonderful imagination of the team at Glacial Art Ice Sculptures.   Below is a short lead in to their Blog where you can learn more about what they’re all […]

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