Seeing the city in a different light

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10:18am Thursday 30th October 2014

OVER the last ten years, Illuminating York has established itself as one of the highlights in the York calendar. Seeing some of the city’s iconic buildings lit up in weird and wonderful ways has proved hugely popular.

Beyond contempt

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10:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

WHAT sort of a person steals from a grave? All theft is contemptible, but whoever took the lanterns and wreath from Jennifer Ryan’s graveside in Poppleton is beyond contempt.

Keep an eye out for these bogus callers

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11:01am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THERE has been a spate of what are known as distraction burglaries across North Yorkshire. They have two things in common: they are committed by men preying on emotions, and the victims are often elderly.

What a good idea

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11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

WE'VE had Neighbourhood Watch and Shop Watch. Now pubs in Acomb and west York are banding together to form Pub Watch.

This isn’t truancy

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10:04am Tuesday 28th October 2014

UNTIL last September, head teachers in England could grant up to ten days leave a year for family holidays in “special circumstances”. Now they can only grant absence, outside school holidays, in “exceptional circumstances”.

River safety moves are very welcome

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10:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE tragic deaths of four people in York’s rivers earlier this year provided harrowing proof of just how dangerous the Ouse and Foss can be. Yet a report from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) still makes for shocking reading.

David’s story is an inspiration to us all

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9:56am Monday 27th October 2014

IT’S one of those stories that leaves you unsure whether to cheer or cry.

Hero giving back

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9:50am Monday 27th October 2014

WHILE we’re on the subject of inspiring men, let’s give three cheers to Private Paul Meehan.

Passion is on the rise in politics now

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10:04am Saturday 25th October 2014

ALMOST overnight, it seems politics has gone from boring to scintillating. It all began with the Scottish Referendum, where voters demanded to be heard in never-before-seen numbers.

How illuminating

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10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SOME call it York’s hidden gem, but one thing is for sure, All Saint’s Church in North Street boasts one of the most important displays of medieval stained glass in the British Isles, including the famous Pricke of Conscience window.

City needs to act on hotel provision

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THE recently published report into the state of York’s hotel industry doesn’t always make for pretty reading. Several hoteliers interviewed point to the damage stag and hen parties are doing to the city’s reputation.

Those who care

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10:35am Friday 24th October 2014

DESPITE headlines suggesting otherwise, the world is full of amazing people and foster carers are among the best of them.

Archbishop voices shame of church

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10:06am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE was a time when allegations of child abuse were not taken seriously enough. Now we know, if not the full extent, at least enough to know that there have been dark decades for our most trusted institutions.

Community spirit

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10:06am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WHO says there's no such thing as community spirit any more?

Horrible dangers of the rivers in York

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10:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ANOTHER day, another near-tragedy in the icy waters of the River Ouse.

Help the homeless

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10:39am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THERE’S a lot of talk about affordable homes as we approach the general election. But few politicians are asking why homeless people can’t find a place to live.

In loving memory

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10:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

NICOLE Waterhouse wasn’t just a colleague at Hunters, she was a friend. Then, a year ago, staff at the York estate agents heard the unimaginable news that Nicki had been murdered.

Great to see this site back on track

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10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THERE has been talk of redeveloping the York Central site behind the station for years. The potential is clearly huge. This is one of the largest brownfield sites in Europe, with room for hundreds of much-needed new homes, as well as a large new business district.

Voting to improve the city centre

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9:34am Monday 20th October 2014

BUSINESSES in York are to be asked whether they would be willing to pay to improve the city centre. In a ballot next September they will be asked to agree to pay an extra one per cent on their business rates.

Bright son of York

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9:33am Monday 20th October 2014

A COUPLE of years ago, Illuminating York came in for some stick. The Vic Reeves-inspired light show in Museum Gardens had nothing to do with York, critics said.

It should be about the general benefit

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9:23am Saturday 18th October 2014

YORK’S Lord Mayor Ian Gillies is thinking of using a special council meeting next week to “urge councillors to work together and improve the standard of politics in the city”.

Generous spirit

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9:22am Saturday 18th October 2014

THE people of Yorkshire have responded with typical generosity to a winter appeal.

Fire regs are there for good reasons

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11:16am Friday 17th October 2014

FIRE safety regulations are there for a reason. That reason has nothing to do with petty red tape, and it isn’t a health-and-safety box-ticking exercise. It is about saving lives. York landlord Lawrence Stephenson has now found to his cost that failing to comply with fire regs can be an expensive business.

Burn’s star turn

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11:15am Friday 17th October 2014

THE unassuming village of Burn near Selby might seem a far cry from the palatial Cheshire pads favoured by Manchester United’s footballing stars. But the village does have a connection with one of the club’s best-known players.

Fitting facelift is in order for playhouse

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10:54am Thursday 16th October 2014

YORK’S Theatre Royal is a first-rate regional theatre that doesn’t shirk from staging thought-provoking, challenging work.

Every one a winner

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10:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

TONIGHT, in a glitzy award ceremony at York Racecourse, York’s unsung heroes get the moment in the spotlight they so richly deserve.

This centre has a special role in York

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11:01am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE Castlegate Centre is very special: a youth advice centre for vulnerable young people that somehow manages the difficult task of being run by adults without being off-putting to the young people it is there to help.

He’s Happy to help

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10:59am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A COUPLE of years ago, Tadcaster Grammar teacher Adam Dawson’s Tad Gram Style video became an unlikely internet hit. A parody of Gangnam Style, it went viral, receiving tens of thousands of hits.

Dedicated workers on city’s front line

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11:07am Tuesday 14th October 2014

LAST Saturday night was the last race day of the season. But that apart, it was pretty much like any other Saturday night.

Nigel withdraws

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11:07am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE man who saved York City from relegation then guided them to the League Two playoffs has gone.

Marathon fills city with charity spirit

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10:57am Monday 13th October 2014

FLATTER and faster than London, Paris, Chicago and Berlin, the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon hit the ground running from the word go last year.

Appreciate York's market

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10:55am Monday 13th October 2014

NEWGATE market has been prominent in York since the Middle Ages, but some reckon that being tucked away behind Shambles, it’s no longer prominent enough, certainly not for visitors who could easily pass it by.

Runners are ready

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12:04pm Saturday 11th October 2014

THE Yorkshire Marathon, in only its second year, is already a great sporting event.

City urgently needs proper leadership

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11:27am Saturday 11th October 2014

THE defection of Labour councillors in York is already having an impact on the way this city is governed.

The local question

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10:13am Friday 10th October 2014

ISN’T it ironic that local shops were put out of business by supermarkets, especially now the trend is for small outlets. And the perfect size appears to be the local pub.

We really all should Think! when driving

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10:12am Friday 10th October 2014

THE Government’s national campaign to encourage people to drive more responsibly on rural roads has the perfect name. It’s a single word that says it all: Think!

Good news at last

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11:27am Thursday 9th October 2014

WORK has begun on insurance firm Hiscox’s new £19 million Hungate office.

Inspired move for Dad’s Army movie

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11:26am Thursday 9th October 2014

REMAKES of classics can be fraught with danger and too often they end up being flops. Psycho, Arthur and the The Omen especially spring to mind, but it’s even more risky when a film attempts to take an iconic TV series from small to silver screen.

Peek into the past

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9:53am Wednesday 8th October 2014

YORKSHIRE parish records dating back to 1538 have been made publicly available online for the first time.

York medics head to contain outbreak

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9:52am Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE photographs show scenes that could be straight from a sci-fi apocalypse movie: figures in white bio-hazard suits tending patients in a temporary isolation ward.

Phil, we salute you

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10:53am Tuesday 7th October 2014

HIS aim was to run, swim and cycle 6,000 miles, now Phil Wiggins is just 100 miles short of a target which has seen him raise more than £7,200 for The Alzheimer’s Society.

How to beat this nasty winter bug

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10:53am Tuesday 7th October 2014

NOROVIRUS, otherwise known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is extremely unpleasant. It causes nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea. When York Hospital’s medical director Dr Alastair Turnbull was struck down two years ago, he admits he felt ‘absolutely miserable’.

Notting Hill of north

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8:29am Saturday 4th October 2014

IT’S been called the Notting Hill of the north, named one of the top ten coolest places to live, now Bishopthorpe Road in York has been shortlisted for Best Parade in the Great British High Street Awards.

It’s time to sort out ambulance targets

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8:28am Saturday 4th October 2014

TIME is critical during the treatment of a heart attack. Most deaths result from an abnormal heart rhythm during delays in reaching the hospital and a stopped heartbeat must be restarted immediately by cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The longer the time from the onset of a heart attack to re-establishing blood flow to the heart, the more permanent damage can occur.

Past uncovered

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9:44am Friday 3rd October 2014

THERE’S no mistaking a war memorial. Designs may vary, but the long list of names leaves us in little doubt that this is a structure dedicated to remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Dangerous path must be made safe

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9:44am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE photograph is horrifying: three children walking home from school along a narrow grass verge beside a major road, as a lorry thunders past.

Public need a voice

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12:13pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

ANOTHER day, another Tesco plan for York and once again in what is currently a pub. The latest concerns the Corner House in Burton Stone Lane and it will come as no surprise that not everyone is happy.

Raising awareness over river dangers

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12:12pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

IT IS the sheer ordinariness of York student Megan Roberts’s last night that is so heartbreaking.

Open all hours?

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3:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron has pledged that within five years, GP surgeries will open at weekends as well as on weekdays.

Our premises must be accessible to all

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3:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SEVEN million people visit York every year and they spend almost £450 million. So you might think we’d do everything in our power to look after them.


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