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Mistle-Tea And Wine – Yorkshire Teapee Opens In York


  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 […]

Health Benefits Of Seeds: Sesame, Pumpkin, Sunflower & Linseed


    From SAGA Magazine. Seeds such as pumpkin, sesame and sunflower pack a powerful health punch and a quick look at their nutrient content will tell you why. Seeds contain high levels of essential fatty acids, the full profile of amino acids needed to form complete and digestible protein, plus vitamins A, B, C […]

Sainsbury’s Trials New Sunflower Lanyard Initiative To Help Customers With Hidden Disabilities


    From Sainsbury’s website.   Sainsbury’s has announced the extension of a new trial to help enhance the shopping experience for customers with hidden disabilities. The trial enables customers with hidden disabilities to collect a lanyard which indicates to colleagues that extra support is needed Following a successful launch at Sainsbury’s Barnstaple store, the […]

Transport Secretary Announces Upgrade For York’s Outer Ring Road

A64 Roadworks

  From Minster FM.   The Transport Secretary has announced funding to upgrade York’s Outer Ring Road. It’s understood this will include turning part of it into a dual carriageway. More details are expected to be revealed early next year. Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Chris Grayling MP said: “We have launched […]

How The Beano Survived War And The Web To Reach Its 80th Birthday


    By David Anderson in The Conversation.   The British economy was in a volatile state 80 years ago, as the world teetered on the brink of war. Business was tough for all, and yet printing and publishing was expanding with Dundee-based DC Thomson & Co, publisher of newspapers, magazines and comics, especially prominent. […]

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), […]

Fire Service Delayed By Software In Whitby Magpie Cafe Blaze

The Magpie

  From BBC News.   A failure of technology in a fire control room led to a seven-minute delay despatching an engine to a restaurant blaze. The Magpie Cafe in Whitby, North Yorkshire, suffered extensive damage in the fire on 1 May 2017. The restaurant’s owners believe it was 20 to 25 minutes before a […]

What Can You Do When Goods Are Delivered Too Late To Be Of Use ?


  By Annie Shaw in SAGA Magazine.   Question: Last December I bought a plaque by mail order, with my sister’s house name on it, as a Christmas present. It didn’t arrive in time, so I had to buy another gift. What are my rights if a retailer fails to deliver goods on time? Should […]

Fiona Phillips: A Taste Of Loneliness


    By Fiona Phillips in SAGA Magazine.   In aid of national charity The Silver Line, Fiona Phillips experiences what it’s really like to live completely alone. Britain is in the grip of an epidemic of loneliness, reports The Silver Line charity. But how many people living busy lives – especially at Christmas – […]

Postcode Penalty For Scots As Firms Levy ‘Shocking’ Delivery Fees


  By Chris Green in iNews.   People who live in the north of Scotland are regularly charged up to 50 per cent more in parcel delivery fees than those in other parts of the UK, according to research published on Tuesday.  With Christmas approaching, the study found that living in the north of the […]

You Must Remember This: Casablanca At 75 – Still A Classic Of WWII Propaganda


    By Stephen McVeigh in The Conversation.   Casablanca, which brought together the combined star-power of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, remains one of the best-loved movies ever produced in Hollywood. But the film, which hit the silver screen on November 26 1942, is more than just a love story set in Morocco. Released in the […]

Revealed: The Most Desirable Places To Live In Britain


  By Natasha Hinde in Huffpost.   If you’re looking to move away from the hustle and bustle of city life, make the Isle of Skye a priority. The island, situated off the northwest coast of Scotland, has been named as the most desirable place to live in Britain. Known for its castles and picturesque fishing […]

Driving Test Changes: 4 December 2017

Driving Test

  From The Yorkshire Times.   The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving. The […]

The York ME Community Links Up With OAPSchat !


    Just to let you know that The York ME Community has linked up with OAPSchat, a group and website aimed at the over fifty-fives founded by Jan. OAPSchat stands for Optimistic And Proactive Seniors Chat.  Loneliness is a big scourge on our society worldwide and the website helps combat this awful isolation by […]

European Tornadoes Are Real And Their Threat Is Underestimated


  By Bogdan Antonescu in The Conversation.   It is often assumed that tornadoes do not occur in Europe and that they are a weather phenomena specific to the United States. But this is far from true. Not only do tornadoes strike in Europe – they do millions of pounds worth of damage, cause serious injuries and even lead […]

Why People Believe In Conspiracy Theories – And How To Change Their Minds


    By Mark Lorch in The Conversation.   I’m sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they occupy the empty seats around me. One picks up a discarded newspaper and chuckles derisively as she reads about the latest […]

Academics Uncover 30 ‘Lost’ Words From The English Language That Would Be Useful Today


By Pascale Hughes in iNews. If you’ve ever wanted a word to describe someone who stays in bed all day long, or the physical toll of listening to a boring person talking at length, you’re in the right place. Linguists from York University have compiled a list of newly-relevant words that have been forgotten after […]

New £10 Note: How To Spot If Yours Is Worth Thousands


    By  Laura Suter in The Telegraph. People can make thousands of pounds by checking the serial number on their new £10 banknotes when they are released this week. Unique or special serial numbers can make the new Jane Austen note worth thousands, but how do you know which ones are valuable? How do the serial […]

Bootham Crescent Stands In For Nazi Olympic Stadium In New Film – And The Internet Has A Field Day


  From YorkMix. Both were built in the 1930s but there, you might think, the similarities end. Yet Bootham Crescent is now standing in for the Olympiastadion in Berlin, the huge stadium built by the Nazis to stage the 1936 Olympics. This week York City’s ground is providing the backdrop for a “period sporting drama” […]

Women Pioneered Computer Programming. Then Men Took Their Industry Over.


    By Josh O’Connor in Timeline.   Like many women in the 1930s, Jean Jennings Bartik had studied mathematics. During and after World War II, Bartik and other women actually worked as “computers.” They calculated by hand the trajectories of military rockets and artillery shells depending on how much soldiers elevated the weapon. Each […]

Thousands Of Benefit Claimants Win Legal Victory Over Tory Government’s Welfare Appeals Regime


  By Dan Bloom in The Mirror.   Top judges ruled a one-month time limit on appealing for benefits is unlawful – meaning people have been wrongly blocked from justice for years. Thousands of benefit claimants have won a landmark legal victory over the Tory government’s welfare regime. Three top judges today ruled a one-month […]

Carer Awareness Training Sessions

York Carers Centre

  Hello, We are offering two stand alone bite-size Carer Awareness training sessions to professionals across the city, on Tuesday 3 October in the Rowntree Room at West Offices.  You are welcome to attend either the morning or the afternoon session.   Morning Session 9.15am to 12pm Afternoon Session 1 to 3.45pm   This course […]

The Most Affordable Cities In The UK For First-Time Buyers


  By Sophie Christie in The Telegraph. Virtually all first-time buyers in Brighton are being priced out of their own city, with new data revealing that only 2pc of properties in the seaside resort are affordable for new buyers. While most would assume that London is the least affordable place for first-time buyers, it’s Brighton that takes the […]

The Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s Highest Pub, Is Up For Sale

Tan Hill Inn

    From BBC News.   Britain’s highest pub, which regularly gets snowed in at its isolated location in the Yorkshire Dales, is up for sale. The 17th Century Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire has panoramic views and is on sale for £900,000. The pub, 1,732 feet (528m) above sea level, was named the […]

Trial by Error: NICE Rejects My FOI Request

David Tuller

  By David Tuller, DrPH in Virology Blog.   The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the U.K. organization that develops clinical guidelines for medical conditions, has rejected my freedom-of-information request for the names of the experts involved in the reassessment of the guidance for the illness it calls CFS/ME. This isn’t surprising, since […]

NICE Guidelines Consultation – Misinformed Or Cynical ?


  From Invest in ME Research.   The NICE decision “to not update the NICE guideline on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis” at this time seems to be an error of judgement based on misinformation. That is clearly so. Yet on delving deeper one begins to see something more from what must have been a pre-determined decision made […]

The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League

  Businesses are signing up for our Fantasy Football League, ready for the new season.  Last year was a great success and we’re looking to make it even better with your help.  As a change to last year, your business doesn’t even have to be based in York to take part ! With a Plaque […]

£13 Million Fund To Increase England’s Woodland


    From The Yorkshire Times.   A £13 million fund to help landowners plant more trees to protect wildlife, boost the timber sector and reduce flood risk will soon open for applications, Forestry Minister Therese Coffey has confirmed. Farmers, foresters and land managers across the UK will be able to apply for up to […]

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