York Stories of Interest

Manager Of A Doctors’ Surgery In York Jailed For Stealing £600K From GPs

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  From YorkMix.   A York woman has been jailed after taking nearly £600K from her employers. York woman jailed for £596,000 fraud against doctor’s practice Carolyn Lightwing, 55, of St Mary’s York, pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position after fraudulently transferring more than £596,000 from her former employers, Elvington Medical Practice, over […]

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome To The June 2019 News Update For York Carers Centre

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York Carers Centre news Thank You Volunteers It’s National Volunteers Week and we’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our committed volunteers, who generously offer their skills and time to help carers in York. From the board of trustees and office volunteers to those who help carers at groups across the […]

York Charity Receives £40,000 In Lottery Funding

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  From Minster FM News.   Many more people in York will be able to receive vital support and help, after a local charity received lottery funding. York Neighbours, which provides practical help and support to people aged over 65, has received £40,000 a year for the next three years allowing it to expand its […]

Life-Sized Statue Of The Queen in A New Public Square – York Minster Reveals Ambitious Plans

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  From YorkMix.   A new public square dedicated to the Queen and featuring a life-sized statue of Her Majesty – that’s the remarkable plan unveiled by York Minster today The first public square in the city for nearly 200 years is one of the proposals in the emerging draft Neighbourhood Plan for the York […]

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 […]

The Madness That Is The Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge Will Return This Year

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  From YorkMix.   One of York’s best days out bounces back this summer. The Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge returns for a third year on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26 2019. Entries are now open for teams to take part – and if you’d like to sponsor an event that attracted 20,000 spectators last year, and […]

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.

York TV Coverage Of York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out

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  Below is a link to the coverage by York TV of The York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out on behalf of The York ME Community. I can’t say enough about how much this could change the lives of the many people in York with ME who are unaware of support in the area.  The […]

The York Inset Scooter Club Rides Out In Support Of The York ME Community – Photos

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  A brilliant morning watching the gathering of over 200 motorbikes and scooters of The York Inset Scooter Club set off from Clifford’s Tower in York on their Charity Ride Out on behalf of The York ME Community. They were seen off by the Mayor of York, the York Normandy Veterans, as well as members […]

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 […]

The York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out In Support Of The York ME Community – Sunday 28 April 2019.

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  THE YORK INSET SCOOTER CLUB RIDE OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE YORK ME COMMUNITY – SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2019.   They will head off from The York Eye (Clifford’s Tower) set off by the Mayor of York and the York Normandy Veterans. They aim to depart at 10.30 am. Come and wave them off […]

Yorkshire Communities Urged To Protect Local Pubs As Review Shows Almost 1,000 Pubs Vanished In Britain Last Year

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  By Mark Lavery in the Yorkshire Post.   Communities across Yorkshire are being encouraged to take action to help protect their pubs after it was revealed almost 1,000 pubs vanished in Britain last year as the industry was hit by intense cost pressures and business rate increases. A total of 914 pubs disappeared in […]

Controversial Housing Scheme For York Playing Fields Set For Green Light

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    By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.   Controversial plans for 69 new affordable homes on playing fields around the David Lloyd gym look set to get the go-ahead – despite objections from neighbours. The scheme would see houses built on land off Windmill Lane formerly owned by York St John University. Council planning bosses […]

The York ME TGA Shield – Inter Company Fantasy Football League

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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 250,00 people in the UK, and 800 in the York area alone. The B Team of Bransby Wilson are looking strong favourites to win the league this season, […]

Magical York

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    From Visit  York.   With a history spanning 2,000 years, there’s no surprise that myths and magic are in abundance in the city of York. Throughout the centuries characters from alchemists to witches are said to have passed through the city. Find out about York’s magical connections from past to present. The city’s […]

UFO Lands In Poppleton! Residents Are Wired Up To York’s Superfast Broadband

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  From YorkMix.   The superfast UFO from TalkTalk is on track to transform York into the UK’s first Ultra Fibre Optic city as it ramps up its full fibre roll-out programme. It has just brought gigabit broadband speeds (1000 Mbps) to residents in Poppleton for the first time. The full fibre network now spans […]

Pictured: York’s New Post Office, inside WH Smith

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    From YorkMix.   The business moved out of its purpose-built home on Lendal after 135 years – and into a corner of the Coney Street WH Smith. It comes with five serving positions and four self-service kiosks. The relocation caused controversy, with more than 3,000 signing a petition against the idea. However, the […]

Massive Increase In Cyber Crime In York

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  By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.   Cyber crime in York has increased by nearly 85 per cent in the past year – because it is seen as a wealthy area with “less tech-savvy” residents, according to police. Assistant chief constable Ciaron Irvine told a meeting that there has been a “significant increase” in scams – particularly […]

Video: York Spitfire Pilot To Get A Hero’s Funeral 74 Years After Being Shot Down Near Venice

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  From YorkMix.   A York war hero who was killed when his Spitfire was shot down over Italy is to finally be laid to rest 74 years later – after archaeologists discovered his body. John Henry Coates, 24, took off in one of six RAF Spitfires from 111 Squadron from Rimini Airfield on March […]

New Park & Ride Bus Service Will Go Directly To York Hospital

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  By George Dodd in The Press.   A NEW Park&Ride bus service travelling directly to York Hospital is to launch next month. The service, which starts on April 29, will run every 20 minutes from Rawcliffe Bar Park&Ride to the hospital. It will be run in partnership with First York and has been made possible by funding from York Teaching […]

Shoppers To Lose York HMV ‘By The End Of The Month’

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    By Dan Bean in The Press.   SHOPPERS in York are set to lose another high street favourite, with the closure of HMV. The Coney Street store was at risk just weeks ago, after HMV went into administration, but 1,500 jobs around the country were saved when Canadian retailer Sunrise Records bought 100 […]

Why Retired Dame Berwick Will Write Sleeping Beauty Panto For Theatre Royal

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By Charles  Hutchinson in The Press.   Berwick Kaler may have exited pantomime stage left in February, but the grand old dame of York Theatre Royal is taking up the call to write the script for Sleeping Beauty this coming winter. “When I said on the last night, ‘if they ask me, I’ll be back […]

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