Christmas 2014

Big Christmas Sing set to be a ‘spectacular’ event

York Press: Soup and cake for Christian Aid in Malmesbury

11:52am Monday 8th September 2014

CHRISTIAN Aid Yorkshire has announced the date of this year’s Big Christmas Sing at Selby Abbey.

Christmas toys bonanza on children’s ward at York Hospital

York Press: At the handover of toys to the children’s ward at York Hospital are, from left, nursery nurse Gill Adams, staff nurse Claire Kilmartin with Leo Mortimer (18 months), Kim Stirk, Aviva catering manager, Aviva chef Matty Robson, and front, Nia McVay (14 mo

10:05am Wednesday 1st January 2014

CHRISTMAS was brightened for youngsters who had to spend the festive season in hospital thanks to a York insurance company.

Maxine Gordon spells out her Christmas survival guide

York Press: Maxine Gordon gets into the mood for Christmas

9:00am Tuesday 24th December 2013

IF I had a chocolate coin for every time someone has asked jovially “Are you ready for Christmas?” I could invent a festive slot machine. 

Acomb man decks the halls for Christmas

York Press: Peter Clarke with his impressive Christmas decorations

9:02am Tuesday 24th December 2013

ACOMB man Peter Clarke has got his home Christmas ready with an impressive display of lights and decorations both inside and out.

Chocolate cheer for weary Christmas shoppers

York Press: Joe Carnell serving up hot chocolate at York Station

7:40am Tuesday 24th December 2013

CHRISTMAS cheer is being spread at York Station with free hot chocolate being given to weary shoppers.

Hundreds gather to sing carols around a brazier

York Press: George Hirst and Sam Lovatt, members of the Railway Institute Band, play in the light of the brazier at the Carols on the Lawn at Christ Church, Stockton Lane, York

7:28am Tuesday 24th December 2013

ABOUT 300 local residents gathered on the lawn outside a York church to sing carols around a brazier.

Five-year-old Olivia looking forward to a happy Christmas at home

York Press: Olivia Howard celebrates her fourth birthday

10:10am Monday 23rd December 2013

THE family of a five-year-old girl who underwent two lifesaving operations are looking forward to a happy Christmas at home this year.

York pub bans Christmas

York Press: Jim Hardie. of the Blue Bell Pub, in Fossgate,York, who has banned Christmas

8:25am Monday 23rd December 2013

A YORK pub is certainly not decking its halls with boughs of holly as the landlord has declared it a “Christmas-free zone”.

Selby choir sing recycling message for Christmas

York Press: The Abbey Belles choir

9:55am Saturday 21st December 2013

ACCOMPLISHED Selby choir the Abbey Belles joined forces with Selby District Council to sing a recycling message for Christmas.

"Live" nativity performed in Malton

York Press: Mary (Hannah Poole) riding a donkey through the streets of Malton during the town Nativity with Joseph (Richard Lukey) and the Rev Canon John Manchester, left, leading the procession to “Bethlehem”

9:36am Saturday 21st December 2013

A SPECIAL “live” Nativity has been performed in Malton.

Council announces Christmas and New Year opening hours

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10:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

CITY of York Council has announced its Christmas and New Year opening hours.

Christmas travel warning

York Press: Traffic queuing on the A64 after the accident near Copmanthorpe.

7:50am Friday 20th December 2013

PEOPLE planning to join the great festive getaway are being warned to expect busy roads and disrupted rail services.

Energy firm admits Christmas lights bill error

9:19am Friday 20th December 2013

AN energy company which threatened to switch off a market town's Christmas lights has admitted it repeatedly sent incorrect bills to volunteers who run the display.

Couples have six Christmas squabbles

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9:39am Friday 20th December 2013

The average Yorkshire couple will have six squabbles or arguments over Christmas, a new study has revealed.

Christmas dinner cooked on board steam locomotive

York Press: Rail operations co-ordinator Matt Ellis prepares to cook the sausages on his shovel in the firebox of Teddy, the loco that hauls Santa’s Steam Adventure

9:45am Thursday 19th December 2013

STAFF at the National Railway Museum cooked a Christmas dinner with a difference.

Festive fat warning

8:51am Thursday 19th December 2013

THE water watchdog is urging everyone to make sure their festive cooking does not become a pain in the drain this Christmas by avoiding pouring fat and grease down the sink or loo.

Yule Love It Christmas Variety Show, Suddaby’s, Malton, December 21

York Press: Magican Matt Woollons, left, promotes the variety show Yule Love It with, from left, DJ Mike Jefferson, Neil Suddaby, of Suddaby’s in Wheelgate, Malton, Di Keal, of Next Steps, Zac Woolley and George Ullyott, of folk duo The Wood Wars and show MC Ryan S

12:36pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

A FEAST of festive entertainment featuring Ryedale’s up and coming talent will be on offer on Saturday.

Ryedale Lions appeal for Christmas presents

York Press: Members of the Ryedale Lions Club Ben Hayes, left, and Vic Hall with Andy Armstrong, right, of the Toy and Book Warehouse, sorting out some of the items which have been donated to the appeal

11:50am Wednesday 18th December 2013

RYEDALE Lions Club is collecting presents to donate to the Salvation Army, which will distribute to underprivileged children at Christmas.

Volunteers to cook lunch for those spending Christmas alone

York Press: The volunteers who will be serving Christmas dinner for people who will be on their own – Patricia Grayson, Mary Johnson, Daphne Bowes, Karen Patterson and Christine Rhodes

11:03am Wednesday 18th December 2013

VOLUNTEERS are providing some festive cheer for people who would otherwise spend Christmas Day alone.

Christmas lights display helps charities for the 15th year running

York Press: Josh Imeson-Wood, five, enjoys the Christmas lights at his grandfather’s house at Moorgate Plantation, Sessay, near Thirsk

9:51am Wednesday 18th December 2013

A GRANDFATHER has illuminated his garden and home for the 15th year running, to raise money for charity.

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