York Stories of Interest

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

International Food

  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 […]

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 […]

Carers Week – 12 to 18 June 2017

York Carers Centre

  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 […]

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 […]

Life On The Edge: Yorkshire’s Coastline In A New Light

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  From The Yorkshire Post.   Dave Zdanowicz thought he knew the Yorkshire coast. Or at least a good chunk of it. He had after all spent his childhood holidays on the beaches of Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey, but when he began turning his lens on the coastline which runs from Spurn Point in the […]

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

York Carers Centre

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 Business Powers On Into New Office

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    From Yorkshire Business Daily.   An IT solutions and consultancy business has expanded into new premises on the site of the former Terry’s chocolate factory, just one mile South of York city centre. PowerON, which provides powerful, high quality IT management and cloud automation solutions to organisations of all sizes, has signed a […]

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. […]

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