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43 Things To Do In York This Weekend, June 24-25 2017

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  From YorkMix.   This weekend is more jam packed than a suitcase full of jam jammed into a jam factory. Cosplay and fantasy fun at the Comic Con, free tours and entry to museums, the cycle rally on Knavesmire and world-leading tattooists in New Earswick… As always, York’s comprehensive guide to York is yours […]

York’s Five-Time Oscar Winning Hollywood Superstar Is Honoured With A Blue Plaque

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      From YorkMix.   His music conquered Hollywood, moved millions and won him countless awards. And now his home town has a permanent memorial to his genius. Composer John Barry grew up in Fulford House, what is now the Pavilion Hotel. And on Tuesday (June 20) his widow and son flew in from […]

Armed Forces Day: Toby Carvery Offering A Free Dinner Or Breakfast – Here’s How To Claim Yours

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    By Laura Love in GazetteLive.   Serving troops, reserves, veterans and cadets can claim a free carvery dinner this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Toby Carvery is showing its support to the armed forces by offering all military personnel a free carvery or breakfast on Armed Forces Day, this Saturday, June 24. […]

From York To BBC Radio 1 – Six Local Musicians To Get National Airplay

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      From YorkMix.   Six local bands and artists will go national this week – with their tracks showcased on BBC Radio 1. They have been selected to appear on Huw Stephens’ evening music programme, after being chosen by Jericho Keys. Jericho’s BBC Introducing show on Radio York champions the best in music […]

GRAHAM Construction Sparks A Eureka! Moment For Children’s Museum

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  By Steve Everett in Yorkshire Business Daily.   GRAHAM Construction has started work on the installation of Spark Gallery, a new exhibition space at Eureka! the National Children’s Museum in Halifax, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As a gift to Eureka!, the contractor has donated more than £10,000 worth of materials […]

The Health Cost Of Cutting Free School Lunches Will Be Far Greater Than The Price Of Them

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    By Sophia Komninou in The Conversation.   The Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to replace free school lunches – for children in the first three years of primary school in England – with free breakfasts is curious to say the least. Since it was announced, researchers have found that the cost of the project is hugely […]

Failings Of The Establishment Organisations Toward People With ME

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  From Invest in ME Research.   It may have escaped the notice of some that the MRC is preparing to be absorbed into the new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the existing CEO, Sir John Savill, will be winding down affairs until the transition is completed. Link to Appointment notification We have stated […]

Magical Happenings At The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   Calling all Muggles! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is offering free entry to all children dressed as witches and wizards from Saturday 24th – Monday 26th June. Children who visit in fancy dress will travel free […]

York Minster Appoints Head Of Bell Ringing – Who Plans To Heal, Then Peal

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  From YorkMix.   York Minster has appointed a new head of bell ringing – and she said: ‘There is some healing to do’. Angela Mitchell, the head of Ralph Butterfield Primary School, is the new Head of Bell Tower. She was a member of the bell ringers who were sacked by the Minster over […]

Grub Up ! What’s Happening At The York Taster Food Fest This Weekend

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  By Georgia Simcock in YorkMix.   You can eat your way around the world this weekend without leaving Parliament Street. An assortment of cuisines from Jamaican to Thai, Greek to Indian, will be available to sample during the York Taster Food Festival. The little sister of September’s ten-day food jamboree, the taster fest still has […]

Fermanagh ME Sufferer Michelle, Wants People To See A Witty Side To Disability

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      By Katie Dickie in The Impartial Reporter.   Michelle Cowan (pictured right) from Tamlaght has started a blog called Witshelly, having suffered from ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) since the age of 15. The condition meant she lost her eyesight, the power in her hands and legs, her swallow and memories from before the […]

PIP Assessment Lies And Distortions Exposed By Double Apology To Claimant

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    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   A disabled teacher has told how a government contractor apologised to him for a dishonest benefit assessment, and then had to apologise again after it ordered a replacement assessment which was even worse. He says his experience is a damning indictment of the assessment process […]

Disability And Your Vote

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.    Penny Mordaunt, the minister for disabled people, told last week’s disability hustings event in London that no group experienced as much discrimination – including at the hands of the state – as disabled people. So what has her government done to address that discrimination since the […]

Carers Week – 12 to 18 June 2017

York Carers Centre

  Carers Week is a national campaign to celebrate and recognise the UK’s 6.5 million carers who look after family or friends who are older, ill or have a disability. York Carers Centre are committed to helping the city’s estimated 18,000 carers within Carer Friendly Communities;  places where local people and services understand a carer’s […]

Wales Is Leading The World With Its New Public Health Law

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    By Richard Owen in The Conversation.   When it comes to world-leading health legislation, you might expect it to come from Sweden, which is famous for citizen engagement in the health service, or a large global power. You probably wouldn’t expect it to come out of Wales. And yet, the country’s devolved government […]

Plan To Turn York Shop Into A Burger Restaurant

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    From YorkMix.     A chain of upmarket burger restaurants is planning to convert a York shop into one of its outlets. The Handmade Burger Co already has branches in Leeds, Hull and Sheffield. Now it wants to bring the concept to York. It has applied to City of York Council for a […]

Voters With Learning Disabilities Are Being Excluded From This Election

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      By Michael Richards in The Conversation.   There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their participation […]

Historic Aircraft Unveiled At Yorkshire Air Museum

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  From ITV Calendar News.   An historic aircraft has been rolled out for public viewing at the Yorkshire Air Museum. The newly-repainted Blackburn Buccaneer was built in Brough in East Yorkshire. It first flew on 5th June 1964, from Holme-on-Spalding Moor near York, and in 1965 it became the first Fleet Air Arm aircraft […]

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