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Bootham Crescent Stands In For Nazi Olympic Stadium In New Film – And The Internet Has A Field Day


  From YorkMix. Both were built in the 1930s but there, you might think, the similarities end. Yet Bootham Crescent is now standing in for the Olympiastadion in Berlin, the huge stadium built by the Nazis to stage the 1936 Olympics. This week York City’s ground is providing the backdrop for a “period sporting drama” […]

Women Pioneered Computer Programming. Then Men Took Their Industry Over.


    By Josh O’Connor in Timeline.   Like many women in the 1930s, Jean Jennings Bartik had studied mathematics. During and after World War II, Bartik and other women actually worked as “computers.” They calculated by hand the trajectories of military rockets and artillery shells depending on how much soldiers elevated the weapon. Each […]

Thousands Of Benefit Claimants Win Legal Victory Over Tory Government’s Welfare Appeals Regime


  By Dan Bloom in The Mirror.   Top judges ruled a one-month time limit on appealing for benefits is unlawful – meaning people have been wrongly blocked from justice for years. Thousands of benefit claimants have won a landmark legal victory over the Tory government’s welfare regime. Three top judges today ruled a one-month […]

Carer Awareness Training Sessions

York Carers Centre

  Hello, We are offering two stand alone bite-size Carer Awareness training sessions to professionals across the city, on Tuesday 3 October in the Rowntree Room at West Offices.  You are welcome to attend either the morning or the afternoon session.   Morning Session 9.15am to 12pm Afternoon Session 1 to 3.45pm   This course […]

The Most Affordable Cities In The UK For First-Time Buyers


  By Sophie Christie in The Telegraph. Virtually all first-time buyers in Brighton are being priced out of their own city, with new data revealing that only 2pc of properties in the seaside resort are affordable for new buyers. While most would assume that London is the least affordable place for first-time buyers, it’s Brighton that takes the […]

The Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s Highest Pub, Is Up For Sale

Tan Hill Inn

    From BBC News.   Britain’s highest pub, which regularly gets snowed in at its isolated location in the Yorkshire Dales, is up for sale. The 17th Century Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire has panoramic views and is on sale for £900,000. The pub, 1,732 feet (528m) above sea level, was named the […]

Trial by Error: NICE Rejects My FOI Request

David Tuller

  By David Tuller, DrPH in Virology Blog.   The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the U.K. organization that develops clinical guidelines for medical conditions, has rejected my freedom-of-information request for the names of the experts involved in the reassessment of the guidance for the illness it calls CFS/ME. This isn’t surprising, since […]

NICE Guidelines Consultation – Misinformed Or Cynical ?


  From Invest in ME Research.   The NICE decision “to not update the NICE guideline on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis” at this time seems to be an error of judgement based on misinformation. That is clearly so. Yet on delving deeper one begins to see something more from what must have been a pre-determined decision made […]

The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League

  Businesses are signing up for our Fantasy Football League, ready for the new season.  Last year was a great success and we’re looking to make it even better with your help.  As a change to last year, your business doesn’t even have to be based in York to take part ! With a Plaque […]

£13 Million Fund To Increase England’s Woodland


    From The Yorkshire Times.   A £13 million fund to help landowners plant more trees to protect wildlife, boost the timber sector and reduce flood risk will soon open for applications, Forestry Minister Therese Coffey has confirmed. Farmers, foresters and land managers across the UK will be able to apply for up to […]

New Diesel And Petrol Vehicles To Be Banned From 2040 In UK


    From BBC News.   New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, as part of a £3bn package […]

The Top 20 British Postcodes Where Stolen Identities Are For Sale On The Web

Online Security

  By Cahil Milmo in iNews.   Personal data belonging to up to a quarter of Britons is available for sale on the hidden internet, according to surveillance of encrypted online stores trading in stolen identities pieced together from hacked accounts and social media. Cyber fraudsters are collecting material across the country but are also […]

Amazon ‘Developing Anytime Messenger App To Rival WhatsApp’


By Rhiannon Williams in iNews Amazon is reportedly developing its own messaging app to rival the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger and social networks. The new app, allegedly called Anytime, will support voice and video calls as well as messaging, and feature digital masks and stickers like those available on Instagram and Snapchat, according to […]

Maintenance Improvements Worth £80 m Planned For Yorkshire And Humber Roads

Road Works

  From The Yorkshire Times.   Over £80 m of maintenance improvements will be taking place on Yorkshire’s roads this year providing drivers with smoother and safer journeys. This work, which is in addition to the major improvement schemes taking place in the region, includes resurfacing over 207 miles of lanes, using over 100,000 tonnes […]

Pictured: Buffy Star Films New ITV Drama In York

Anthony Head

  From YorkMix.   Two screen stars teamed up in York on Tuesday to film a new ITV series. Anthony Head, best known as the Watcher Rupert Giles in TV hit Buffy The Vampire Slayer, was working with Miranda Richardson, who played Queen Elizabeth I in Blackadder in the city. They are two of the leads in Girlfriends, a […]

Retro Cool And Vintage Seaside


    By Victoria Benn in The Yorkshire Times.   Retro Cool I don’t often think about what an archetypal northern social club might look like, but if someone were to ask me now, I would now know the answer; the Caroline Social Club in Saltaire. The club is so named because of its location […]

Increased Protection For Holidaymakers Booking Package Holidays Online


  From The Yorkshire Times.   Holidaymakers who book trips on the internet will get new protections so they are not left stranded abroad or lose money if their travel firm goes bust. In a sign of the government’s commitment to helping consumers and ensuring people get the same protections online as on the High […]

Hard Evidence: Are Public Sector Workers Due A Pay Rise ?


  By Alex Bryson in The Conversation.   Debate over whether or not public sector pay should be capped at 1% is raging in the UK. First Theresa May, the prime minister, indicated she might ditch the cap that has been in place since 2010. She quickly backtracked on the idea but remains dogged by […]

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