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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carers Week – 12 to 18 June 2017

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  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 […]

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 […]

York Prepares… City Makes Plans To Host Pivotal Moment In Election 2017

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  From YorkMix.   York is preparing to host what could be the biggest moment in a fascinating General Election campaign. Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are heading to the city for a special live Question Time on Friday night. The programme is being broadcast on BBC1 from the University of York. It’s all systems go […]

York Carers Centre Regular Services

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Carers Café Our next Carers Café is Wednesday 7 June, 10 to 11.30am at the Spurriergate Centre, York. Please come along and enjoy a free drink and teacake and an opportunity to meet other carers.  You can bring the person you care for if you wish and there’s no need to book. The Spurriergate Centre […]

York Advocacy

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    General Advocacy Our general advocacy service provides professional advocacy in the city of York for people over the age of 18 years, who have a disability, mental ill-health or who are disadvantaged or vulnerable. This service will: Provide short-term, issue based advocacy and when required longer term advocacy support in specifically identified circumstances. […]

City Of York Council Handyperson Service For The Vulnerable

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  City of York Council currently commission a city wide handyperson service for vulnerable people. They are due to recommission this in April 2018 and need your input. Come along to the event at West Offices from 3pm-5pm on Tuesday 27 June and have your say. To find out more and share your ideas telephone: 01904 […]

A Balloon Festival And Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Could Both Be Heading To York

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    From YorkMix.   More amazing entertainment could be heading York’s way. There are plans afoot to bring a hot air balloon festival to the city. And work is underway to bring a pop-up version of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to York too. Neither is confirmed yet. But at the second annual stakeholder meeting of […]

House Hunting In York ? Get Kirstie And Phil To help ! Location Location Location To Film In City

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    From YorkMix.   It’s a tricky business, finding the perfect home in York within a budget. But if you’re struggling perhaps we can offer a solution. Or rather two – Kirstie and Phil. Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are planning an episode of their popular home-bagging TV series Location Location Location in York. […]

Magic ! Harry Potter Shop Opens On The Real Diagon Alley – Shambles In York

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  From YorkMix.   Every day a tour guide brings visitors to Shambles and tells them that it is the inspiration for Diagon Alley. He explains how, when they came to build the set for the Harry Potter movies, the film’s designers visited York’s most famous street to study the real-life version of JK Rowling’s […]

Threatened Rhinos Given A Huge Boost In Yorkshire

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   The safety of threatened rhinos has been given a huge boost with grants from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. It has funded two key projects that will protect black and white rhino populations across Kenya which are being ruthlessly targeted by poachers. The devastating trade has left many […]

Clifford’s Tower Legal Challenge: Judge Reserves Verdict On ‘Enormously Important’ Issue

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  From YorkMix.   Campaigners opposed to a plan to build a visitor centre at Clifford’s Tower will have to wait for a decision in their legal challenge. English Heritage wants to build a centre below the 13th-century castle at the base of its motte. City of York Council approved the plan for a gift […]

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