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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 Best Beer Gardens, Updated For 2017. Cheers !

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  From YorkMix.   Get out, and stay out. That’s the message the hot and sunny weather is sending us. And it made us think: it’s about time we updated our guide to York’s best beer gardens. Thanks to nominations from YorkMix readers – and our own diligent research of course – here’s a thoroughly […]

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 […]

Fulford Beer And Music Festival Appeals For Sponsors To Make It A Huge Success

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    By Nadia Jefferson-Brown in The Press.   Organisers of a beer and music festival which raises funds to boost community sports facilities are looking for sponsors to make it a bigger success. More than 300 people are expected to attend the Fulford Beer and Music Festival, which is being hosted by Fulford Football […]

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 […]

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 […]

Twenty Years On From Deep Blue vs Kasparov: How A Chess Match Started The Big Data Revolution

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  By Mark Robert Anderson in The Conversation.   On the seventh move of the crucial deciding game, black made what some now consider to have been a critical error. When black mixed up the moves for the Caro-Kann defence, white took advantage and created a new attack by sacrificing a knight. In just 11 […]

Civil War Re-enactment – Scampston Hall – 25 to 28 August 2017

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    Sealed Knot members from around the country will flock to North Yorkshire for the largest Civil War event in the UK! Experience the horrors of a nation at war with itself, brother against brother, father against son, families torn apart. Cannon will roar, musketeers will volley, an all action battle will unfold when […]

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 […]

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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