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York Roman Festival 2011

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Posted on 4:40pm Sunday 12th June 2011

What have the Romans ever done for us?!

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York Barbican re-opens - three cheers!

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Posted on 6:19pm Sunday 15th May 2011

It felt like a privilege to see the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra play at York Barbican last night.

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Moving fire station risks letting York city centre burn

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Posted on 8:10pm Saturday 8th January 2011

As Heritage Champion I've urged the fire brigade chiefs not to abandon the station on Clifford Street and move fire engines away from the city centre. This will only put York's heritage at risk.

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York Roman Festival 29-30 May 2010

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Posted on 4:05pm Saturday 29th May 2010

York Roman Festival is mainly based at Gray's Court this year, behind York Minster, and which is well worth a look, especially the slave auction on Saturday night with Roman-style food and drink.

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Gung hee fatt choi

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Posted on 11:39pm Saturday 27th February 2010

.. or something along those lines. Congratulations in the Year of the Tiger anyway.

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Fulford Cross Nature Reserve joins UK record attempt

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Posted on 7:55pm Saturday 12th December 2009

Residents of Fishergate and volunteers from the University of York got together as part of National Tree Week to make an attempt on the national record to plant the largest number of trees in one hour.

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Heritage Open Days

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Posted on 2:21am Saturday 12th September 2009

Don't miss seeing the historic buildings and sites of York and North Yorkshire this weekend.

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York Roman Festival in the sunshine

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Posted on 11:23pm Saturday 23rd May 2009

What a delight to have this year's York Roman Festival in May when the weather is so much better.

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New Walk in Spring

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Posted on 9:22pm Sunday 5th April 2009

A morning stroll with The Friends of New Walk to survey the landscape.

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Archbishop dedicates Helen Whittaker's window

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Posted on 10:40pm Friday 3rd April 2009

The Archbishop of York dedicates a window designed by stained glass artist Helen Whittaker.

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Religious intolerance?

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Posted on 12:20pm Sunday 22nd February 2009

Today's episode of The Big Questions on BBC1 came from York and asked the question "Is Islam an intolerant religion?"

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Chinese New Year Gala at Grand Opera House

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Posted on 12:28am Sunday 1st February 2009

Friday's Chinese New Year Gala was a wonderful spectacle to see in York.

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This Wheel's fired

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Posted on 12:55am Sunday 1st February 2009

York's Executive made the right decision today to reject the Big Wheel at North Street Gardens.

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York festivals can co-exist

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Posted on 11:50pm Sunday 16th November 2008

Culture is a funny thing. People can get uptight about what is defined as culture and yet, it can come down to a matter of taste - and that's going to differ from one person to another.

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Is York synonymous with bad management?

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Posted on 11:20am Thursday 30th October 2008

The appalling tales of bad management at York CAB horrified me, but now we have the superb news that the injustice has been righted.

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York Roman Festival

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Posted on 11:42am Friday 24th October 2008

Roman enthusiasts enjoyed this! Sat 25th and Sun 26th October 2008 heralded York Roman Festival.

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Plant a shrub in 2008

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Posted on 12:27pm Friday 3rd October 2008

Community planting at Alma Grove. Dig it.

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Good riddence to Sir Ian Blair

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Posted on 12:01pm Friday 3rd October 2008

I am pleased to hear of the resignation of the Metropolitan Police Chief, Sir Ian Blair.

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Competition: longest grass growing in drain

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Posted on 2:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2008

Who can take a photo of the longest grass growing out of a highway drain?

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Tribute to fallen soldier

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Posted on 11:30am Saturday 6th September 2008

My next-door neighbour Jack Harland died peacefully in hospital on 4th September aged 83. He was an amazing character, hugely admired by his neighbours and, really, anyone with whom he came into contact.

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York Green Festival

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Posted on 12:35am Friday 29th August 2008

York Green Festival : 'live' bands, acoustic music, dance DJs, ethical traders, children's play, solar cinema, healing area, food and fun.

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Government ignores bee colony collapse

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Posted on 12:48am Monday 25th August 2008

In June there was an article in The Press in which I called on the Government to fund research into 'colony collapse' in the bee population.

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The Railway Children at the NRM

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Posted on 3:39pm Friday 25th July 2008

I went to see York Theatre Royal's production of The Railway Children at the National Railway Museum. Brilliant.

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Quilt Museum moves to York

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Posted on 11:30pm Monday 16th June 2008

I'm immensely proud of this because I found the premises for the Quilt Museum and Gallery when I was working for York Inward Investment Board back in 2004.

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Local shops for local people

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Posted on 11:37am Friday 6th June 2008

Please join me in support of the campaign to preserve independent shops and service. It is a national campaign organised by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Archbishop takes a lead on Zimbabwe

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Posted on 11:31am Friday 6th June 2008

As an aetheist I am occasionally puzzled by people of faith - whatever faith - but so long as they don't impose it on other people I'm happy for them to believe whatever they like.

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Why such secrecy about Hungate?

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Posted on 11:28am Friday 6th June 2008

Having been concerned about the design of the new Council HQ at Hungate, some weeks ago I started to ask for copies of the comments sent to the council by York Civic Trust, English Heritage, and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).

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20mph residential areas scares The Press

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Posted on 11:24am Friday 6th June 2008

Well, it's certainly unusual to be attacked in The Press's Editorial column. It doesn't happen everyday, and probably the thrill would soon wear off if it did.

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Swarm in here

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Posted on 11:17am Friday 6th June 2008

This is something which I felt required a bit of support from us environmentalists and from people in York generally: "Colony Collapse Disorder".

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High-rise Hungate

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Posted on 11:06am Friday 6th June 2008

The first public unveiling of the Council's new home at Hungate is revealed.

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Residents' Parking needs overhaul

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Posted on 10:57am Friday 6th June 2008

Green councillors reacted angrily to the discovery that the Council took five years to act on a petition for a residents' parking scheme.

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Heritage Champion

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Posted on 3:55pm Monday 16th June 2008

Ee! It is champion to be appointed as York's first Councillor Heritage Champion. See Press article. I'm very proud of it really and hope that I'll do a good job.

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Attractive modern buildings... in York!

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Posted on 3:51pm Monday 16th June 2008

Just to see that there can be good quality and beautiful modern architecture built in York I went to the York Design Awards.

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Warfare versus Welfare

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Posted on 11:11am Friday 6th June 2008

On the fifth anniversary of the huge demonstration against bombing Iraq, I again travelled to London to take part in the continuing protests against this war which has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, 4,000 US troops, 175 British service personnel and one of our Government scientists. We have to march in protest and we have to bring the troops home. Britain must regain the respect that it has lost in the world under Blair.

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