York Stories of Interest

Flood Warning Service Improvements Go Live For Winter

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   People who live near the River Foss in York will now be able to benefit from an improved flood warning service from Wednesday, October 18. After the Boxing Day 2015 floods, one of the recommendations of the York Flood Inquiry report was for the Environment Agency to conduct a […]

The York ME Community Coffee Club

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  Our Coffee Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month for a cuppa and a natter at The Novotel York. Our next get together is on Wednesday 18 October at 2 pm.  The Coffee Club is open to anyone either with ME, or friends and family looking for support from people who understand. Due […]

Snow Machine For Shambles ! Street Raises Cash To Guarantee A White Christmas

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      From YorkMix.   Don’t bother looking up the long-range weather forecast. It will snow in Shambles this year.   York’s most picturesque street is set to enjoy a white Christmas, even if the rest of the city stays resolutely snow free. At least that’s the plan – as retailers launch a campaign […]

Bonfire Display ‘Biggest Ever’

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    By Daniel Willers in The Press.   An explosive night of fun and entertainment in York, organised by North Yorkshire fire service for charity, is expected to be bigger and better than ever this year. The bonfire and fireworks display at Rawcliffe Country Park will take place on November 4 in aid of The Fire […]

Another Harry Potter Shop Moving Into Shambles

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    From YorkMix.   They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But does that apply to wizards as well as to muggles? Five months after a Harry Potter-themed shop opened its doors on Shambles – and proved to be a huge hit – a second very similar store is set to […]

Review: Son Of A Preacher Man

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    From YorkMix.   There are many things to praise in this show. For a start, it is packed with Dusty Springfield songs, from the huge hits to earlier titles such as Island of Dreams. The opening of the first act, with a solo trumpet playing the first few notes of You Don’t Have To Say […]

Famous York Street To Go One-Way ? Radical Traffic Controls Proposed

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  From YorkMix.   Traders in one of York’s most famous streets have suggested radical traffic changes, to help with its revitalisation. Micklegate has been one-way since June, while the Bar is restored, with traffic heading out of the city redirected. Thousands of motorists have had to use alternative routes but some traders say the […]

Watch: Video Shows Dramatic Helicopter Rescue From York Minster

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  From YorkMix.   These are the dramatic moments when a helicopter rescue team plucked a stricken man from the tower at York Minster. The man, in his 20s, had been taken ill at the top of the central tower of the cathedral, and this was the only way to transport him to hospital. Emergency […]

The Stunning Yorkshire Landscape, By Dave Zdanowicz

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   Bradford photographer, Dave Zdanowicz is a 34 year old landscape photographer with a passion for his beautiful county. In his own words “I absolutely love landscape photography and I have dedicated the last 3 years of my life travelling around Yorkshire photographing the breath-taking county. This has resulted […]

Yorkshire Air Ambulances To Carry Blood On Board

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   Yorkshire Air Ambulance has started carrying blood on board their helicopters for the first time, enabling critically injured patients to receive transfusions at the scene of accidents or in the air. The potentially life-saving initiative has been funded through a donation of more than £16,000 from the Henry […]

91 Stunning Photos – And A Brilliant High-Speed Video – That Capture The Spectacle Of York’s Balloon Fiesta

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    From YorkMix.   We were promised spectacle – and we certainly got it ! The first York Balloon Fiesta has provided amazing sights on Knavesmire and over York, as our great photographs by James Drury show. And many of you captured magical images and videos too. The first flights were on Friday afternoon. […]

Out ! Gary Mills Sacked As York City Manager After Cup Exit

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    By YorkMix.   Gary Mills has been sacked by York City for the second time. The football club terminated the contracts of the manager and his assistant Darren Caskey with immediate effect on Saturday night (September 30). It followed City being dumped out of the FA Cup by South Shields – a team […]

The First York Balloon Fiesta – Everything You Need To Know

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  From YorkMix.   York Balloon Fiesta is a new event on the city calendar, and once which looks set to provide some amazing sights and memories. Over three days – starting Friday and running till Sunday (October 1) 45 balloons will soar into our skies while a festival of fun takes place below. After […]

Video And Pix: Money Man Martin Films His ITV Show In York

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    From YorkMix. The man obsessed with saving us cash spent the day filming his ITV show in York. Martin Lewis wowed a crowd at the York Food Festival with tips on how to make the most of comparison sites and the best way to swap energy suppliers on Wednesday (September 27). Camera crews […]

Touchdown… Tim Peake To Land His Spaceship In York

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    From YorkMix.   Lots of the exhibits at the National Railway Museum have many miles on the clock – but none have travelled all the way from space. That’s all about to change as the Soyuz spacecraft used by Major Tim Peake is to touchdown in the York attraction. The capsule, which blasted […]

York Bus Passengers Given The Chance To Win Free Travel With Smartcard

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    From Minster FM.   Increasing numbers of people in York are now taking the smart option when catching a bus. The high-tech ‘York By Bus Smartcard‘ has already revolutionised getting around York by bus for hundreds of people on 50 local routes. And very soon i-Travel York which co-ordinates travel around the city […]

Bats, Bikes And Birds At Nidderdale Moorland Festival This Autumn

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   Bats, bikes and birds take centre stage at the Nidderdale Moorland Festival this autumn. Walks talks and workshops take place over three weeks from 7 October featuring a moorland safari, an introduction to mountain biking, and foraging the River Nidd. The celebration of Nidderdale’s internationally important heather moorlands […]

York’s Shape Your Community Event

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    From Co-op Membership Events. This event is a 2 hour session on the evening of Tuesday 26 September. It will include food tastings and will cover the following areas: Welcomes and Introductions Community and Campaigns Session – covering our History and Achievements, a speaker from the British Red Cross on our Charity Partnership/or […]

Top Bands And Big Laughs: What To Expect At Yorfest 2017

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  From YorkMix.   Yorfest is back for a third year with loads of great bands, top local artists and star stand-ups. The music is spread over three stages, while leading comedian Jason Mandford brings his comedy club to Yorkfest for the first time. The festival runs from noon to 11 pm on Knavesmire and […]

York Beer & Cider Festival 2017 Wed Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – Sat Sep 23 @ 11:00 pm

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  From YorkMix.   Yorkshire’s biggest beer festival returns to the beautiful 150 acres of tree-lined parkland called York Knavesmire with 500+ beers and 100+ ciders. Website: http://www.yorkbeerfestival.org.uk Held in a huge marquee opposite the York Racecourse Grandstand it features beers and ciders from all over the UK as well as a foreign beer bar, world […]

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