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The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League

Football

The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League   The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility.  This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,00 people in the UK, and 800 to 1,000 people of all ages in the York area alone. Companies enjoyed […]

‘We Knew We Were Experiencing Something Special’ – York Band Release ‘Stunning’ Debut Album

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  By David Nicholson in YorkMix.   To mark the release of Human Contact, the debut album by York band The Howl & The Hum, David Nicholson takes a listen and remembers where, for him, it all began Wednesday night for me is the quiz with Tom Adams in the chair at The Swan in Bishy Road, […]

Dear Diary: How Will We Remember The Year The World Paused ?

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By Katie Strick in MSN MSN Lifestyle.   Calories consumed: 2,250 (mostly rosé). Minutes spent queueing for the supermarket: 28. Kilometres run in hour of state-mandated exercise: 5.3 (so I could tell Instagram I’d donated to the NHS). Zoom calls completed: seven (if we include the school-mates quiz on Houseparty). It’s funny, trying to summarise […]

“A Little Slice Of Normality In A Very Crazy World” – How Off-Road Dog Walking Is Providing Solace In Lockdown

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    From TGA Mobility.   On a morning, one thing is as cyclical as the sunrise – cocker spaniels Tyler and Maya will be roaming the outdoors on their daily walk, followed by Lisa Vesty on her trusty TGA Vita S. Lisa isn’t alone of course. Indeed when the lockdown started, the other dog walkers […]

Volunteering From Home – Flexible, Inclusive Opportunities For All

Life of Pippa

From The Life of Pippa Blog.   I firmly believe that there’s no such thing as too many acts of kindness. In light of our current circumstances, it’s been so heartwarming to see that a decent proportion of the general public are shining bright and coming forward to volunteer, doing all they can to help […]

Saved ? York pub Earmarked For Demolition Could Be Turned Into A Drive-Thru Coffee Shop

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  From YorkMix.   A pub near York that was set to be demolished could now enjoy a new lease of life as a drive-thru coffee shop. Punch Partnerships Ltd, which owns the Four Alls Inn on the A64, wanted to tear it down and replace it with five houses. The plan drew criticism from the York […]

Community Support Groups Spring Up In York To Help People Affected During The Coronavirus Outbreak

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    From YorkMix.   Community spirit is alive and well in York in the time of Covid-19. Groups are being set up to help fellow residents affected by coranavirus. There is now a York Covid-19 Mutual Aid group, with the aim of supporting vulnerable people in the city through the outbreak. George Turner explained more on the […]

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre

Welcome to the March 2020 news update for York Carers Centre.   News Carers socials for 26 to 40 (ish) year olds We’re delighted to have received funding to offer socials for 26 to 40 year old carers in York. Our next one is at the Escape Room, Micklegate on Thursday 26 March early evening […]

ME Awareness On BBC Radio York

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I’m hoping to be on BBC Radio York on 103.7 FM on Fri between 7 and 10 pm.  As my head doesn’t always work properly at that time of the day, they’ve kindly arranged for a pre-record on Thur afternoon.  I just hope I manage to put some sensible words together about ME ! #MEAwareness.

It Can Be Hard For Men Of My Generation To Talk About Their Feelings

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By Mandy Appleyard in The Telegraph.   Older people face a crisis of loneliness but even a quick chat can make a big, big difference. Here’s how JJ and Steve formed a connection through Age UK Bromley and Greenwich JJ, 80, is a retired construction worker from Eltham in London When my wife Madeleine died, […]

Miles Without Stiles Easy Routes

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    From Lake District National Park.   What are Miles without Stiles? These are 48 routes across the National Park suitable for people with limited mobility, including wheelchair users, families with pushchairs, and the visually impaired. Use the interactive map below to explore the routes available or choose from the menu on the left. Distances […]

York Prepares To Mark Remembrance Sunday

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    By Daniel Willers in The Press.   York will pay its respects to fallen soldiers and ex-service personnel at the city’s official Remembrance Sunday service and parade this weekend. The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Janet Looker, the Civic Party and City of York Council representatives will be among those attending the service and […]

Ticketmaster Makes ‘Huge Step Forward’ For Disabled Music Fans

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  By Mark Savage in BBC News.   For years, deaf and disabled music fans have faced huge barriers when it comes to booking concert tickets. Whether it’s the requirement to call premium rate help lines, or having to provide evidence of their disabilities, the experience has put many fans off. Now Ticketmaster is introducing […]

Essentials For Getting Out And About As A Wheelchair User

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    By Soph in Mummying and M.E.   Out on a shopping trip recently with a good friend, she suggested I put together a list of the things I’ve learnt to be essential when getting out and about. You see I’ve always been fiercely independent, not thinking twice about the ability to leave the […]

I Swapped Plastic Milk Cartons For Glass Bottles Delivered To My Door And I’ll Never Look Back

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      By Natasha Hinde in Huffpost.   Our readers care about the environment, but making sustainable choices isn’t always as straightforward as we’d like. Swap Shop is our regular series hoping to tackle that, each week a HuffPoster will take on a new green challenge and write about their journey to live a more […]

Rocket In Brass, Steel And Fire

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    From Visit York.   About Behold the single most important object in the modern age and meet the humble makers who built the modern world from their kitchen tables, in Brass, Steel and Fire at National Railway Museum. Meet Rocket, the world-changing locomotive which kick started a golden era of innovation. Journey through […]

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Goes Into Liquidation

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      By Chloe Laversuch at Minster FM.   The theatre say they’ve suffered “unsustainable losses” from it’s recent seasons in York and at Blenheim Palace. THE closure of Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, which has gone into liquidation, “will be a loss” for York. Organisations have reacted with sorrow to news that the theatre – which […]

York Ghost Merchants – The ‘World’s First’ Spook Shop – Opens In Shambles

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  By George Dodd in The Press. THE “world’s first” ghost shop has opened its doors in York – stocking more than 1,000 spooky collectables. The York Ghost Merchants, located in the former Pinder and Scott’s bakery shop at number 6 Shambles, stocks unique ghost-related souvenirs for visitors to take home. The shop has been created and […]

The York ME Community – York Inter Company Fantasy Football League For The York ME TGA Shield – Update

Football

  The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility. This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,000 people in the UK, and 800 in the York area alone. Of those around York, 200 are likely to be severe, meaning house or bed bound.   […]

Why You Can’t Always Trust Online Customer Reviews

Online Shopping

  From Which?   Which? has found a range of home and tech products that seriously failed to impress in our tough lab tests – but online customer review scores might have you believe they’re a sure thing. Five products that scored so poorly in our tests we rated them as Don’t Buys looked largely […]

How Social Media Helps Shield Me From The Social Isolation Of Being Sick

Social Media

By Amber Blackburn in The Mighty.   When it comes to social media, we often hear about the negative aspects of each platform –like the fact that social media is full of highlight reels rather than what’s actually real. We only get to see what influencers choose to show us, which is usually only the […]

Consultation Regarding Accessibility at Clifford’s Tower Area York

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  As you may know, a consultation process is under way with regard to the revamping of Clifford’s Tower area of York. This week I was invited by English Heritage to add my input with regard to accessibility for the area. The revamp will include removing the car park currently alongside the tower, which is […]

Top 7 Tips for Claiming Disability Benefits With M.E.

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  By Ann Innes in The ME Association.   I’m Ann Innes, consultant welfare rights adviser to the ME Association and formerly to Stockport ME Group. I run a private service to support people throughout the claims process, from benefit entitlement checks, application, preparing for the face-to-face assessment and attending as an advocate, all the […]

Phoebe & Georgina’s Sponsored Kayak !

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    By Georgina & Phoebe in Let’s Do It for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.   Even a live Second World War grenade  couldn’t stop us! On Sunday the 28th of July we began our quest to conquer a 25 mile kayak to raise money for Invest In ME Research. This journey consisted of a very early start, […]

Preparing For University When You Have A Disability

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  By Chloe Tear.   Oh how I remember this time well! I actually graduated on Wednesday, but preparing for the whole thing only seems like yesterday. University was such an unknown step, even if it was a step I knew I wanted to take. My health at the time was far from ideal and […]

How To Book Access Theatre Tickets – Seats For Disabled Patrons

Life of Pippa

    From the Life of Pippa Blog.   Ever since I started theatre blogging and my chronic illness-friendly reviews, I’ve had messages asking about how I book my access tickets and ensure my needs are met. It’s one of those things that I’ve been doing for so long now that it’s become second nature, so […]

David Attenborough Urges Everyone To Leave A Spoonful Of Sugar And Water In Their Garden To Save Humanity

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  By Newsroom24.   Bees are often seen as one of humanity’s biggest enemies, and yet they help to keep us alive. You don’t have to be a tree hugger to respect the environment that you live in. For two million years, before the agricultural revolution, humans foraged the land and brought thousands of species […]

Shakespeare’s Back In Business As Rose Theatre Re-Opens – Video And Pix

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    By YorkMix in Entertainment, Music Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre has opened, bring four new plays to the pop-up theatre in the shadow of Clifford’s Tower. Running from Tuesday 25 June – Sunday 1 September 2019, the programme features Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest and Twelfth Night. It was opened by the York Town Crier Ben Fry and Linda Fenwick, High Sheriff of North […]

Accessible Transport From Disneyland Paris To Paris Gare Du Nord

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  By Pippa  in her Life of Pippa Blog.   Whilst this may be a bit of a niche post, I wanted to share my eventful first experience of public transport abroad as a wheelchair user, travelling from Disneyland Paris to Paris Gare Du Nord. It was a lack of clear information online that prompted […]

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