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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

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  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

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  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

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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

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    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 […]

VIDEO – Warning Over Illegal Behaviour As Flying Scotsman Visits York

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  From Minster FM. The iconic steam engine Flying Scotsman will be visiting North Yorkshire this weekend but those who are going to see it are urged to do so safely. This Saturday, the 29th June, the steam engine will travel up the Midland Main Line before heading to York. Enthusiasts are expected to be […]

25 New Shops, 500 Jobs – Major Expansion Plan For York Shopping Centre

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  From YorkMix.   A huge expansion of York Designer Outlet could bring 25 new shops and restaurants to the centre. Owners McArthurGlen say the development will create around 500 retail and construction jobs “and £3.6 million in additional employment income”. The plans also include 630 additional parking spaces and an improved Park & Ride […]

Fulford Beer & Music Festival Saturday 22nd June 2019 

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  Fulford Beer & Music Festival Saturday 22nd June 2019 From 2pm to Sunset Fulford Sports Pavilion The Parish Field (off Fulfordgate) YO10 4LY • Over 15 local real ales,  craft lagers and ciders • Live music from local bands • BBQ, snacks and soft drinks Main sponsor: £4* ADVANCE £5* ON DOOR * Includes […]

Van Gogh’s Paintings Brought To Life At Cutting Edge Exhibition Premiering In York

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      From YorkMix.   York St Mary’s will reopen next month – showcasing some of the world’s greatest artworks as you’ve never seen them before. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience brings the Dutch master’s paintings to life. Huge animated projections allow you to step inside the art. It opens at the Coppergate venue on […]

Inside York’s First Cat Cafe

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    From YorkMix. After one false start and a lot of anticipation, York now has its very first cat café. The Cat’s Whiskers opened a few days ago in a listed three-storey building on Goodramgate. Complete with 11 cats, including Freddie and Teddy, Simba, Bear and Snowy and Olaf – who are both deaf – the café […]

Experience Open Farm Sunday In The Beauty Of The North York Moors

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   Farms across Yorkshire and the UK will be throwing open their gates on 9 June as they welcome the public for Open Farm Sunday. In the North York Moors National Park, Stonebeck Gate Farm at Little Fryup, near Danby, will be giving visitors the opportunity to experience life on […]

My Favourite Chronically Ill Entrepreneurs

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    By Pippa in her Life Of Pippa blog.   I once saw a quote reading “when you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance”, and it really stuck with me. I absolutely love the sentiment of supporting independent creators, all the more so when I know they’re […]

York Balloon Fiesta To Return Despite Traffic Problems

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  From BBC News. A balloon festival blamed for bringing traffic in York to a standstill is to return to the city. Last year’s York Balloon Fiesta attracted 40,000 visitors, but there were complaints of gridlock on roads and delays to buses. Former Make it York director Steve Brown previously said festival bosses were uncertain […]

Saving Money On Theatre Tickets As A Disabled Young Adult [AD]

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  By Pippa, in Life Of Pippa.   This post and associated social media posts are kindly sponsored by Triple 7 Events. Find out more about them and book some bargains on their website here [AD]. Let’s be honest: being a theatregoer certainly isn’t the most affordable hobby in the world, particularly as a disabled young person. Whilst […]

THE YORK ME COMMUNITY INTER COMPANY FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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THE YORK ME COMMUNITY INTER COMPANY FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE   It’s not only the Premier League that won’t be decided until the last day ! Our Inter Company Fantasy Football League which involves local businesses supporting ME Awareness will also be decided this weekend.   You might have missed out on your chance over the […]

York To Be Lit Up In Blue For ME Awareness !

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  It has been confirmed by City of York Council that the City Walls and Clifford’s Tower will be lit up in blue for ME Awareness from the 10th to 13th of May. The Council will also be putting out Press Releases to cover the event.

Normandy Veterans Who Never Ran Out Of Steam

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      From The Yorkshire Post.   Not many survivors of the events in France 75 years ago remain, but two of them – three if you include the train they were on – enjoyed a day out in Yorkshire today. With so few members left, the Normandy Veterans’ Association has officially disbanded, but […]

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