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Independent Music Labels Are Creating Their Own Streaming Services To Give Artists A Fair Deal

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    By Steffan Thomas in The Conversation   Music streaming services are hard to beat. With millions of users – Spotify alone had 60m by July 2017, and is forecast to add another 10m by the end of the year – paying to access a catalogue of more than 30m songs, any initial concerns seem to have fallen […]

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink ?

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By Jeanne Maglaty in SMITHSONIAN.COM.   Little Franklin Delano Roosevelt sits primly on a stool, his white skirt spread smoothly over his lap, his hands clasping a hat trimmed with a marabou feather. Shoulder-length hair and patent leather party shoes complete the ensemble. We find the look unsettling today, yet social convention of 1884, when FDR was […]

Four In Five Unpaid Carers Socially Isolated Because Of Their Role

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    By Paul Gallagher in iNews.   Four in five unpaid carers feel lonely or socially isolated because of their role, a new poll suggests. The amount of people struggling to deal with caring rises to 86 per cent for those who provide care for 50 hours or more each week, according to a […]

The Pay-Whatever-You-Feel-Like Manchester Cafe Fighting The Stigma Of Food Banks

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  By Louise Rhind-Tutt in iNews. This month sees the launch of the first restaurant from Real Junk Food Manchester – a not-for-profit project sourcing perfectly edible food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, wholesalers, and other food businesses. Around 15 million tonnes of edible food is wasted every year in the UK alone […]

Forbidden Corner’s Yorkshire Dales Castle Folly Must Be Demolished

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  From BBC News.   A castle folly built by a tourist attraction in the Yorkshire Dales must be demolished. The 32 foot (10m) decorative structure at the Forbidden Corner, near Leyburn, was built without planning consent. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said the folly was unsuited to the location. The Forbidden Corner has […]

Disabled Passengers ‘Forced To Wait Hours To Disembark At Heathrow’

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    From The Guardian.   Disabled passengers arriving at Heathrow airport are being forced to wait up to two hours for help in disembarking aircraft, the aviation regulator has said. The west London hub is one of four airports where the Civil Aviation Authority judged the service for wheelchair users and other disabled passengers to be […]

Up, Up And Away ! York To Stage Three-Day Hot Air Balloon Spectacular

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        From YorkMix.   More evidence that ours is a super-soaraway city – as a hot air balloon festival is confirmed for York. Featuring three days of breathtaking flights and events, the York Balloon Fiesta 2017 will come to Knavesmire this September. A total of 50 hot air balloons, from all across […]

Grab Your Bucket And Spade ! York’s City Centre Beach Is Back

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  From YorkMix.   York may not be at the seaside – but it does have a pretty nifty beach… For the second year running urban beach Coppergate Strand has opened. And the free attraction will be here throughout August. The sands at the Coppergate Centre provide a place for youngster to play and the […]

Shakespeare’s Theatre To Be Built On York Car Park

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    From YorkMix.   It was back in May when we first revealed it might be coming. And now it has been confirmed that a pop-up Shakespearean theatre is heading to York. In the first project of its kind in a European city, a recreation of the 16th century Rose Theatre, which was a forerunner to […]

Meet The Woman Trying To Get Disabled Mannequins Into The Windows Of Britain’s Biggest Shops

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  By Sara Spary in BuzzFeed News.   It’s 2017 and disabled shoppers are still being “ostracised” from the high street thanks to a lack of access. Meet the woman who thinks it’s time to change that for good. Sophie Morgan, a 32-year-old TV presenter, was shopping in London’s busy Covent Garden recently when she […]

Scope Role Models

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  We’re working with secondary schools to help them create inclusive learning environments and start conversations about disability. What is Scope Role Models?   One hour workshops for secondary school students, hosted by Scope and a disabled role model. In a relaxed style, we talk about issues like attitudes, stereotyping and how they impact the […]

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

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    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 […]

York Carers Centre

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  Welcome to the August 2017 email update from York Carers Centre.   York Carers Centre Carer wellbeing programme York Carers Centre in partnership with York Mind, Converge, St Nicks, York LGBT Forum, Sunshine Changing Lanes and Kindlewoods have an exciting new opportunity to deliver a bespoke range of activities to support individuals’ mental health […]

The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League

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  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 […]

New Shop To Open At The Red Devil’s Home On Stonegate

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  From YorkMix.   The famous Stonegate Devil is about to see new residents move into his shop. The much-photographed imp perches on the corner of 33 Stonegate, which will soon be home to a fashion and homeware shop. This historic building has been empty since the closure of Old Guys Rule in June 2016. Now it […]

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

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  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 […]

Why You Should Always ‘Like’ Your Own Facebook Posts

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    From the Rick’s Daily Tips blog.   If you’ve been using Facebook for a while you’ve probably noticed that many people “Like” their own posts just as soon as they post them. While this could be viewed as a form of vanity (I mean really, is it cool to “Like” your own posts?), […]

Amazon ‘Developing Anytime Messenger App To Rival WhatsApp’

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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

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  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

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  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 […]

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