The Yorkshire Times

Hospital Food Review Announced By Government

Hospital Food

  From The Yorkshire Times.   The government will work with the NHS to improve food quality in hospitals and provide consistently safe, nutritious and tasty food. The review will consider: 1. How food can help aid faster recovery, taking into account the unique needs of vulnerable groups 2. Support from national bodies such as […]

Shut Out Due To Sight Loss: Three In Four Guide Dog Owners Illegally Refused Service

Guide Dog

  From The Yorkshire Times.   New figures, launched today, show that three-quarters of guide dog owners (76%) have been illegally turned away by businesses and services, such as taxis, restaurants, shops, cafes, hotels and pubs. As well as being contrary to the Equality Act 2010, these access refusals have now been shown to have […]

Berwick Kaler Foundation Aims To Bring Together Theatre And Community


From The Yorkshire Times.   As Berwick Kaler’s 40-year reign as pantomime dame comes to an end, York Theatre Royal has launched a fund to celebrate and continue his legacy. “The Berwick Kaler Foundation will enable us to bring families, friends and communities together to share experiences and enjoy theatre in all its many forms,” […]

Overwhelming Public Support For Sugar And Calorie Reduction


From The Yorkshire Times. A new survey from Public Health England (PHE) shows overwhelming public support for reducing sugar and calories in everyday foods. The survey, carried out by Ipsos MORI, found around 9 in 10 people support the government working with the food industry (manufacturers, supermarkets and the eating out of home sector) to […]

Kylie Minogue To Play Scarborough Open Air Theatre Next August


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 […]

Yorkshireman Achieves His Round-The-World Cycle Dream


  From The Yorkshire Times.   A former Ripon Grammar School student has achieved his dream of circumnavigating the globe by bicycle after arriving back home in Yorkshire, where his epic 17,134-mile journey began 15 months ago. Iain Johnston successfully completed his monumental challenge when he cycled into his home town of Ripon after pedalling […]

The Secret Garden Blossoms In York

secret garden

  By Andrew Liddle in The Yorkshire Times.   York Theatre Royal have a winner here for the next month with a magical summer show they have imported from the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. Jessica Swale’s splendidly free adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Edwardian classic children’s novel, A Secret Garden, directed by Liz Stevenson, […]

Award-Winning Garden Finds New Home In Yorkshire


  From The Yorkshire Times.   After wowing judges and visitors at the recent RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, the ‘Hay Time in the Dales’ garden is set to impress again, this time on home turf. Designed and built by Chris Myers to raise awareness of the work of local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), […]

Preparing Children For Starting Big School – Be Prepared To Get The Most Out Of Your Child’s School Transition Arrangements

School's Out

  By Jo and Lisa, Early Years Professionals, in The Yorkshire Times.   Starting school is an important milestone in any child and family’s life. With this in mind most schools offer some form of information or orientation sessions and preschool workshops. Being prepared for these is the key to getting the most out of what […]

50 Tonnes Of Dales Stone Heads To London To Showcase Yorkshire At RHS Chelsea


  From The Yorkshire Times.   35 tonnes of walling stone and 15 tonnes of glacial boulders are being collected in the Dales for the Welcome to Yorkshire show garden at RHS Chelsea. It is all on loan from the Bolton Estate to make sure this year’s garden at the prestigious flower show in London […]

Cold Weather Prompts Further Health Warnings


  From The Yorkshire Times.   Public Health England (PHE) issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England. Latest update: Arrival of cold weather across Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and North West of England that is due to spread across the rest […]

Flood Warning Service Improvements Go Live For Winter


  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 […]

Album Review: Raised Under Grey Skies – JP Cooper

J P Cooper

  By Graham Clark in The Yorkshire Times.   No doubt the album title relates to his home city of Manchester. Many will know JP Cooper through his first big hit September Song and his dance track Perfect Strangerswith Jonas Blue. In over 18 months he has gone from playing support slots to his own headline tour this month. […]

The Stunning Yorkshire Landscape, By Dave Zdanowicz


    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

Air Ambulance

    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 […]

Preview – Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair


    By Victoria Benn in The Yorkshire Post.   It’s a peculiar thing, but to many folk these days there genuinely seems to be ‘no time like the past’, and I’m not referring to those lazy types, or those mournful souls either. No, I’m referring the ever growing fraternity of vintage devotees. Vintage shops, […]

Bradford Odeon Moves Forward To Run As Live Music Venue

Bradford Odeon

  By Graham Clark in The Yorkshire Times.   The future of the Bradford Odeon moved a step closer yesterday to becoming transformed into a live music venue as the NEC Group International, the company behind the Birmingham NEC, was announced as the operator of the new music venue, which is due to open in 2020. […]

Avian Flu Measures To Be Relaxed In England From 15 May


    From The Yorkshire Times.   Measures currently in place to reduce the risk of Avian Influenza in England will be lifted from 15 May 2017 following the latest risk assessment from Defra, the UK Chief Veterinary Officer has announced. The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) currently in place will be lifted in England […]

Best Places To See Bluebells For Free In Yorkshire


    From The Yorkshire Times.   Visiting a Bluebell Wood is one of the UK’s great seasonal highlights and the Woodland Trust has lots for you to visit for free across the North of England this spring. When bluebells first appear can vary depending on early spring temperatures, so when you see your first […]

Review: Paul Carrack, Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Paul Carrack

    By Graham Clark in The Yorkshire Times.   He has been a member of Ace, Squeeze and Mike and the Mechanics, his songs have been covered by The Eagles but tonight Paul Carrack with his 6 piece band was in Halifax. Normally he plays the Ritz ballroom in Brighouse but this time it […]

Mosaic Installed At Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

  From The Yorkshire Times.   A vast piece of art, ‘The Story of Bay – Footprints through Time’, believed to be one of the longest public mosaic artworks in the UK, has been installed on the sea wall at Robin Hood’s Bay. The artwork, comprising 50 mosaic panels, has been commissioned by the North […]

The Day The Canary Girls Stopped Singing

Canary Girls

    By Robert Bullock, Features Writer at The Yorkshire Times.   Known affectionately as the ‘Canary Girls’, the women and girls who produced the bombs, bullets and shells that helped win the First World War lived with the constant threat of death and sometimes paid as high a price as the ‘Pals’ on the […]

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