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Spread The Warmth

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  From York Age UK.   Each winter, one older person dies every 7 minutes from the cold. There is a general lack of awareness of the serious effects that cold weather can have on an older person’s health. There are some simple things you can do to support them through the cold weather too: Call […]

Panto Daft Lad Martin Barrass Is Bouncing Back At York Theatre Royal One Year After Bike Crash

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  By Charles Hutchinson in The Press.   Martin Barrass has never performed on the reconfigured York Theatre Royal stage until this week. Indeed, he has only stepped on the main-house boards once since January 31 2015, the last night of Old Mother Goose, and that was to walk gingerly towards dame Berwick Kaler‘s embrace on […]

The Struggle You Don’t Realize When You See Me Out And About

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    By Lindsay Karp in The Mighty.   There is a lot you don’t realize when you see me out and about. You may think I’m fine when you see me at the playground pushing my son on the swing. You may think this is an ordinary day for me when you see me […]

Post Twenty One. The Wheelchair Has Arrived.

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  From puffins&penguins&me A personal blog about my experience of living with the illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)   So, the much anticipated wheelchair has arrived! It was delivered mid-November by a very nice engineer who unpacked and put it together for me, and he gave me some basic instructions, how to use the joystick, how to […]

From York To The North Pole: Brothers Publish Magical Children’s Christmas Book

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  From YorkMix.   One day a few years back, a little wooden door appeared overnight in an old tree near York. That mysterious moment has now inspired a magical new children’s book, co-authored by a very familiar face in the city. In his day job as communications and evaluation manager at York Museums Trust, […]

“Unrest” Aims For Awards Season Recognition

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  By The Independent Critic.   Before we go any further, I must confess to you that prior to watching Jennifer Brea’s Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary Unrest that I was, in fact, one of “those” people. What do I mean by “those” people? I was one of those people referenced in the film who, like many […]

The Man Behind The World’s Best Restaurant Wants To Open A Venue In York

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  From YorkMix.   We’ve got more than our fair share of award-winning chefs in York these days. Neil Bentinck saw his Micklegate restaurant Skosh awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide in September. Le Cochon Aveugle on Walmgate, run by Josh Overington, was named as one the UK’s Top Scorers in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2017. And Andrew […]

Bring Back Conversation… By Shutting Up And Listening

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  By Celeste Headlee in The Guardian.   It seems that we’re talking more than ever. And it’s true that we have more platforms for connection and communication than ever before. But what feels like conversation is actually just talking. Conversation – the exchange of ideas and thoughts between two people in which both understand […]

Bus Travel And Wheelchair Users

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    By Jonathan Webb in Disabled Travel Advice.   Bus travel can often cause problems for wheelchair users, but this is changing as more and more wheelchair accessible buses are introduced.Buses which carry more than 22 passengers are subject to the Public Service Accessibility Regulation 2000, which at a practical level means that all […]

34 Things To Do In York This Weekend, December 9-10, 2017

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  From YorkMix.   It’s brass monkeys out, which is quite appropriate for York’s annual ice fest. Also – war, Doctor Who, carols and markets. As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here, just click on the link below:   Link to What’s On in York

York Singer Aims For Christmas No 1 With Song Written ‘After A Few Drinks And A Smoke’

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  From YorkMix.   Could a complete unknown from York race past the X-Factor winner, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé and clinch the Christmas number one? That’s the aim of Anthony Dunnout who hopes to claim the coveted festive top spot with a tune written after “enjoying a few drinks and a smoke”. Despite his obscurity, […]

Cold Weather Alerts And Health Warnings Issued – Latest Update

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   Weather forecasters are warning that all parts of England could experience cold, snow and ice over the next week, prompting PHE to again warn people to plan ahead. The change of weather will bring cold air to all parts of England from Thursday and is likely to affect all […]

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