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9:14am Wednesday 19th June 2013
For 60 years, a York-based charity has been sending volunteers abroad to work with impoverished, dispossessed and disenfranchised people. Tomorrow, International Service will be throwing its 60th birthday party in the Guildhall. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
10:47am Friday 14th June 2013
Last week we looked at a scheme to care for York’s open spaces. Today MATT CLARK reports on another community project in the city that manages a unique urban habitat
9:32am Thursday 13th June 2013
Lendal Bridge will be closed to traffic – other than buses, taxis and bicycles – for six months from August. STEPHEN LEWIS looks at why, and gauges reaction to this controversial measure
9:55am Wednesday 12th June 2013
WHEN first confronted by the late 19th century Aesthetic Movement, French critic Théophile Gautier was moved to describe the work as ‘Art for Art’s Sake’. For the first time the subject played second fiddle to emotions stirred within the viewer; art as a supreme good in itself, Oscar Wilde called it.
9:53am Tuesday 11th June 2013
Suits you, sister. MAXINE GORDON previews the latest sunglasses for summer and finds the perfect pair to style to suit your face shape
12:07pm Monday 10th June 2013
Flooding is threatening a unique insect known as the ‘Jewel of York’. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on efforts to save the tansy beetle.
11:31am Saturday 8th June 2013
Anita Bowerman can’t afford to make a mistake as she creates her cut-out paper pictures. Charles Hutchinson finds out how the artist turned her scalpel on York
8:00am Saturday 8th June 2013
Sir Alan Ayckbourn shows no indication of wishing to slow down at the age of 74, as CHARLES HUTCHINSON discovers when he visits the acclaimed playwright in his home patch of Scarborough
11:33am Friday 7th June 2013
The Archbishop of York spoke recently about his operation for prostate cancer. Ahead of next weekend’s prostate cancer charity run, STEPHEN LEWIS talks to another local man who has the disease
9:33am Friday 7th June 2013
AS THE National Railway Museum faces an uncertain future, one of our photographers captures a day in the life of one of York’s best-loved attractions.
9:27am Thursday 6th June 2013
THE moon peeks out from behind the towering ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. Dogs bound in the woods in the autumn sun. A lion stares intently into the distance.
9:55am Wednesday 5th June 2013
In the latest in his series on local nature reserves, STEHEN LEWIS visits a delightful wood that is just 30 minutes from York
10:56am Monday 3rd June 2013
With money short, maybe we ought to be helping with York’s cleanliness and appearance. MATT CLARK looks at what can be done.
10:09am Friday 31st May 2013
There will be something for everyone when the York Festival of Ideas hits town next month. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on the festival that keeps on getting bigger.
10:50am Tuesday 18th June 2013
HERE’S an idea for you: ideas alone won’t change the world. Original concepts are vitally important, to be sure, but we are altogether too wedded to the convenient fantasy that all we need is someone to have a “eureka” moment for all our problems to be solved.
10:50am Tuesday 18th June 2013
I WISH someone would start telling us the truth. It’s bad enough hearing the million and one theories the so-called experts are coming up with for the cold weather continuing into spring.
11:29am Monday 17th June 2013
SO THE Government is committed to free admission to museums but refuses to confirm sufficient funds so that the three northern museums under threat of closure will stay open. Why am I not surprised?
10:10am Wednesday 19th June 2013
HEARTFELT congratulations to Harry Gration on his well-deserved honour.
10:08am Wednesday 19th June 2013
WILLIAM Dixon Smith’s letter in The Press of June 15 predicts the horror of William Etty if his statue in front of York Art Gallery were to be moved as part of proposed improvements to Exhibition Square.
10:06am Wednesday 19th June 2013
AS A dedicated cyclist I wish to share my misgivings about the World Naked Bike Ride due to take place on June 21.
10:05am Wednesday 19th June 2013
SHOULD we be giving arms to the Syrian ‘rebels’? Answer: no. It will lead to more deaths of innocent Syrians or with British soldiers on the ground. And what if we topple the Syrian government?
11:17am Wednesday 19th June 2013
A YORK volunteer with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has been named as its Fundraising Volunteer Of The Year for North & East Yorkshire.
11:03am Wednesday 19th June 2013
It was all aboard for the 2014 St Leonard’s Hospice Sunflower Ball as local travel company Great Rail Journeys helped to launch the event by sponsoring the breakfast that will complete the night for ball-goers.
Health & Wellbeing
10:26am Wednesday 19th June 2013
As part of National Falls Awareness Week, the York Falls Prevention Team is holding a Keeping Healthy morning for older people, carers and supporters.
12:07pm Monday 17th June 2013
THEY say variety is dead. Not in York, it isn’t. Over the weekend, fans of musical theatre were treated to a fun-filled review of singing, dancing, music and sketches by members of the Rowntree Players.