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Why Retired Dame Berwick Will Write Sleeping Beauty Panto For Theatre Royal

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By Charles  Hutchinson in The Press.   Berwick Kaler may have exited pantomime stage left in February, but the grand old dame of York Theatre Royal is taking up the call to write the script for Sleeping Beauty this coming winter. “When I said on the last night, ‘if they ask me, I’ll be back […]

Wheelchair Friendly Walks In Yorkshire

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    From Fenetic Wellbeing.   Can you remember a sunny bank holiday? Us neither. But on the off-chance the heavens don’t open, we’ve put our heads together and come up with some cracking wheelchair friendly spots for a day out in Yorkshire. Can you remember a sunny bank holiday? Us neither. But on the […]

How To Track Down Your Old Pensions

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    From SAGA Magazine.   There’s more than £400 million of unclaimed pension savings in the UK, here are our top tips for tracing your old pension pots… More and more people are moving jobs several times throughout their working life and accruing multiple pension pots along the way. With the disappearance of the […]

The York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out In Support Of The York ME Community

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Maybe one for your diary ? The York Inset Scooter Club will be having a Charity Ride Out to the coast, departing on 28 April from York Eye / Clifford’s Tower in York.   All proceeds will go to The York ME Community to help raise Awareness of ME in York. Why not come and […]

48 Hours In . . . York, An Insider Guide To This Ancient Walled City

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By Tina Walsh in The Telegraph.   York, where ancient and modern meet Everyone knows about York’s Roman and Viking history, but not so many people realise it has a wealth of luxury boutique accommodation and a thriving cultural scene, with cool neighbourhoods full of independent shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as countless museums, […]

Amy Carlson – An Ally To The ME Community

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    By Adriane Tillman in #MEAction.   Allies are critical to the success of any movement and even more so in the case of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). So many people with ME are bedridden or housebound and unable to participate in some advocacy and activist actions. While we at #MEAction work hard to […]

Every York Library – And The Archives – Will Stay Open For The Next 15 Years Under £32m Deal

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  From YorkMix.   All York’s 14 libraries – and its world-renowned archives – are guaranteed to stay open for at least 15 years. City of York Council have awarded a new contract to Explore Libraries and Archives Mutual Limited to deliver the city’s libraries and archives services until 2034, it was announced today (18 […]

A Date For Your Diary – York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out In Aid Of The York ME Community !

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A Date For Your Diary   –  York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out In Aid Of The York ME Community ! So now we know the date of the event, will you come and join us to see them off ? All money raised will go to help raising awareness of ME in York through the […]

Who Has The Best Home In York ? New BBC Show Reveals All

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  From YorkMix.   York is a wonderful place to live, and has lots of great properties. But who has the very best home in the city? That’s what a new BBC One series will find out. New property show The Best House in Town starts on Monday 11 February – and the first five episodes are set in […]

The York Inset Scooter Club Will Be Supporting The York ME Community In Their April Ride Out

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  The York Inset Scooter Club is based in York (UK) and has a membership of around 250. They are a thriving, active club and look to support local charities when they can. They have an annual Mods and Rockers charity ride out, and for 2019 have agreed to support The York ME Community.   […]

York Christmas Market Voted Best In UK

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    By George Dodd in The Press.   York’s Christmas market has been voted as the best in the UK. The cities St Nicholas Fair, that ran from November 14 until December 23, scooped the award for Best Large Speciality Market at this years national awards ceremony that was held in Birmingham yesterday evening. […]

Britain’s Longest-Serving Panto Dame Berwick Kaler Faces Final Curtain

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    By Charles Hutchinson in The Press. BERWICK Kaler is not retiring. However, Britain’s longest-running pantomime dame has confirmed that tonight’s performance of The Grand Old Dame Of York will be the last time he pulls on the dame’s trademark boots and red and yellow stockings after 40 years at York Theatre Royal. The […]

York Is The Capital Of The Food Universe !’ City Restaurant Gets Stunning Review

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    From YorkMix.   York’s reputation as a world-beating foodie destination continues to grow. One of Britain’s leading food critics has reviewed a city restaurant and was so impressed he declared: “As far as I am concerned, York is the capital of the food universe.” Giles Coren, restaurant reviewer from The Times, gave his verdict […]

Café In Historic York Building To Get A Makeover And New Name

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  From YorkMix. This 15th century building is all that remains of the street on which it stands. No doubt number 1 Little Shambles has undergone many changes over the centuries. And what is now the Little Shambles Tearooms is set to enter its next chapter with a new name and layout. At present customers […]

How We’re Designing Musical Instruments With The Help Of Disabled Musicians And VR

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      By Franziska Schroeder and Matilde Meireles in The Conversation.   Most new digital technologies tend to be designed with an able-bodied user in mind. The first desktop computers required fine motor skills to navigate software menus using a mouse, and mobile phones need users to press buttons, swipe screens, and so on. To […]

Fire, Ice And A Carving Wall – Here’s What’s Planned For The York Ice Trail 2019

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  From YorkMix.   The York Ice Trail is on its way, with some spectacular new additions. Taken out of the Christmas frenzy, the event has been moved to help boost a quieter time of year. It runs on Saturday 2 February, between 10am-6pm. It’s the biggest outdoor ice trail in Britain – 35,000 people visited […]

Two Friends From Rome Bring Authentic Italian Street Food To York

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    From YorkMix.   Two friends from Rome have brought the authentic taste of Italian food to the streets of York. Alessandro Venturi and Robin George this week opened up A’Roma Pasta Bar on Silver Street, next to Shambles Market. It serves up a mix of home-made pasta dishes, bread and cakes. And they […]

Refill Your Water Bottle In York For Free: New Scheme Planned

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  By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix. Refilling your water bottle in York city centre could become easier next year, under council plans to encourage more businesses to offer free drinking water. City of York Council is supporting a campaign to encourage people to cut their use of disposable plastic bottles and cups, as well as drink more […]

Top York Eateries To Offer Menu From £10 During ‘Restaurant Week’

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    By Chloe Laversuch in The Press.   The event, which aims to help residents discover different places to eat by offering set menus at some of the city’s best eateries from £10 per person, is being organised by York Business Improvement District (BID). Director Andrew Lowson said: “People are getting value for money and the […]

Inside The Mind Of A Chronically Ill Person Debating If They Should Post On Facebook

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  By Jennifer Steidl in The Mighty. Nobody is “normal.” Everyone is unique. That said, long-term illness can change a person; it can change your mind, your emotions, your perspective, your way of thinking… (to say nothing of your body). And the places in your mind that change can be impossible to perceive; what is caused by […]

The Verdict: Dame Berwick Kaler’s Grand Exit After 40 Years Of York Pantomimes

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  By Charles Hutchinson in The Press.   It began as a celebration of 40 years of the Grand Old Dame of York, and it still is, but York’s favourite adopted son from Sunderland has now called time on pantomime at 72, and so the impromptu standing ovation for Berwick Kaler was inevitably suffused with sadness too. Ever the […]

Mistle-Tea And Wine – Yorkshire Teapee Opens In York

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   Yorkshire Tea and the Star Inn The City restaurant in York have teamed up to launch an exciting Yorkshire Tea-themed festive pop-up, which will be open to all over the Christmas period. The acclaimed restaurant’s popular riverside terrace is being transformed into a winter wonderland to be known as […]

THE YORK ME COMMUNITY – YORK INTER COMPANY FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR THE YORK ME TGA SHIELD – UPDATE !

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  The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility.  This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,000 people in the UK, and 800 in the York area alone.  Of those around York, 200 are likely to be severe, meaning house or bed bound. On […]

York Brewery Goes Into Administration – Three Pubs Also Hit

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York Brewery has gone into administration, YorkMix can reveal today. Parent company Mitchells Of Lancaster (Brewers) Ltd have been put into administration, taking York Brewery Co Ltd with it. Staff at the Toft Green brewery were told this morning. It also owns three pubs in the city which are affected. A brewery spokesman told YorkMix: All I can […]

York Ice Trail To Return !

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  Great news. The York Ice Trail will be back from 2 February 2019 !  This terrific event can only come about due to the skill and wonderful imagination of the team at Glacial Art Ice Sculptures.   Below is a short lead in to their Blog where you can learn more about what they’re all […]

The York ME Community – York Inter Company Fantasy Football League For The York ME TGA Shield

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  The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility.  This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,000 people in the UK, and 800 in the York area alone.  Of those around York, 200 are likely to be severe, meaning house or bed bound. On […]

Kylie Minogue To Play Scarborough Open Air Theatre Next August

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By Graham Clark in The Yorkshire Times.   The first headliner to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre has been announced. International pop star Kylie Minogue is to play a concert in the town on Thursday 1 August 2019. This is another coup for Scarborough and the Open Air Theatre after Britney Spears appearing there in […]

York Fireworks Display And Bonfire Guide 2018

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From YorkMix.   Welcome one and all to the land of crackles, oohs, aahhs, hot dogs and smoky-smelling coats. Yes it’s time to celebrate York’s most famous plotter Guy Fawkes by setting fire to things. There are lots of bonfires and firework displays in and around the place. Nothing at York Maze this year though. […]

First World War Footage ‘Brought To Life’ In Peter Jackson’s New Film

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From Forces.net.   Archive film footage has been painstakingly restored for the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s new documentary. Footage courtesy of ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’/ WingNut Films/ Peter Jackson. Original black and white film © IWM. A hundred years on, ‘Lord Of the Rings’ director Sir Peter Jackson has seen footage of a mine explosion that […]

How To Spot A Fake, Fraudulent Or Scam Website

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  From Which ? Magazine.   Eight ways to spot a fake, fraudulent or scam website It can be difficult to spot a fake, fraudulent or scam website. Fraudsters are extremely cunning and good at creating convincing websites. Take these eight simple steps to test whether a website is legitimate or not.     Link […]

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