Raising awareness of brain tumours

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10:04am Friday 19th September 2014

HERE in York we’re used to stalls set up in the city’s squares and public spaces. Some sell charity bric-a-brac; others lobby for an end to Middle East violence or seek to collect names for petitions on local causes.

Now that is tasty

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10:03am Friday 19th September 2014

THIS has been quite a year for celebrating all things Yorkshire, but we’re not finished yet. Today it’s the turn of the county’s culinary delights as the York Food Festival gets under way and we’ve been especially blessed in 2014, because this is our second helping.

A persuasive case for electrification

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10:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

NOW here’s something you don’t see too often in York: politicians of all persuasions agreeing with each other. The leaders of all four political parties on the city council have made a joint plea to Whitehall to electrify the railway line from York to Harrogate and Leeds.

Leaving bitter taste

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10:35am Thursday 18th September 2014

ACCORDING to a poll of visitors, York’s chocolate doesn’t quite cut the mustard, which we think is quite extraordinary considering this city was built on confectionery expertise.

River dangers still on all our minds

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9:38am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT SHOULD have been Megan Roberts’ 21st birthday yesterday. Her mum, Jackie, whose 50th birthday was last month, had been planning to take her daughter on holiday.

Alison’s the best

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9:38am Wednesday 17th September 2014

HERE’S one in the eye for men who like to snigger about women drivers.

Police stress must be taken seriously

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9:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE officers do a difficult and dangerous job. Most of appreciate that. What we probably don’t realise is how traumatic a job it can be.

Turpin’s turn again

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9:26am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DICK Turpin came to an ignominious end. Hanged at Tyburn in 1739, the notorious highwayman was buried in St George’s churchyard.

So just how safe is your gas boiler?

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9:28am Monday 15th September 2014

HERE’S an alarming statistic: gas engineers who have visited homes in York found that one in ten of them had an unsafe gas boiler, cooker or fire.

Charity event fined

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9:28am Monday 15th September 2014

GOOD intentions can sometimes lead to unfortunate consequences.

Tykes back on top

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10:37am Saturday 13th September 2014

NOW that was more than middlin’.

Council plans show it’s been listening

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10:32am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE draft York Local Plan now ready to go out for final public consultation is a blueprint that will shape the development of York up until 2030. For most ordinary people, however, its importance boils down to homes, jobs - and transport.

Never forget that help is available

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10:41am Friday 12th September 2014

IT can be hard for those who have never suffered from clinical depression to understand how dark the world can seem to those who do.

The fun of science

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10:40am Friday 12th September 2014

MANY of us have a stereotyped view of scientists as old men with mad hair.

Well done, Wiggo!

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10:11am Thursday 11th September 2014

FUNDRAISER Phil Wiggins has now run and cycled more than 5,000 miles for charity - and he’s still going.

Hung council will leave our city adrift

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10:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE defection of Labour councillor Helen Douglas to the Conservatives means that York now has a hung council.

Council has to be more accountable

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11:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

PLENTY of big public institutions don’t enjoy having outsiders prying into the way they do things. City of York Council itself has a patchy record in this respect.

In a fine tradition

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11:18am Wednesday 10th September 2014

NESTLÉ has been named one of the best employers of apprentices in the region.

Quitting together

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10:36am Tuesday 9th September 2014

ANYONE who has ever tried to quit smoking will know how difficult it is. But, to paraphrase an old saying, a difficulty shared is a difficulty halved.

Great idea to boost the better paid jobs

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10:35am Tuesday 9th September 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in York is low. So far so good. The trouble is that very often wages are low, too. A s we have often noted in the past, many of the jobs available in the city – in hospitality, catering and retail – are comparatively poorly paid. There are relatively few jobs in the higher-paid insurance, pensions, pharmaceuticals and biosciences sectors.

Racing ahead at Sunday meeting

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11:00am Monday 8th September 2014

SUMMER still refuses to go even though we’re into September. Purists may tell you there are still a couple of weeks before autumn begins officially, but at this time of year thoughts of picnic baskets start to diminish.

Amazing survivor

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11:00am Monday 8th September 2014

HE shouldn’t still be alive, but somehow David Wiseman of The Yorkshire Regiment survived a horrific injury in Helmand when a Taliban bullet lodged deep in his chest, inches from his heart.

Inspirational Joel’s wonderful legacy

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10:51am Saturday 6th September 2014

JOEL Malyon died a year ago. He was only seven, but during his short life Joel was more inspirational than most of could ever hope to be.

Wedding bow-wows

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10:50am Saturday 6th September 2014

CUTTING the cake has long been a wedding tradition.

Let’s bang our drum

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10:21am Friday 5th September 2014

DURING the 2012 Olympic Games, if Yorkshire had been a country, it would have finished seventh in the medals table. But when it comes to honours, the county is down there with the also-rans. As head of the civil service Sir Bob Kerslake tells us today, just 4.8 per cent of the 2014 awards went to Yorkshire and the Humber.

Full of admiration for battling James

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10:21am Friday 5th September 2014

JAMES Wilkinson has always been a fighter and saw action on three operational tours in Afghanistan. However, his biggest battle hasn’t been in a war zone. James was injured in a bomb blast while on foot patrol in Helmand, but that was only the beginning of a three-year struggle to recovery.

An edible success

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11:36am Thursday 4th September 2014

IT all began in the West Yorkshire town of Todmorden, then the idea of incredible edible crossed the Pennines and landed in York.

Saying farewell to popular village pub

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11:32am Thursday 4th September 2014

IN a city famed for its pubs, it takes a special charm to stand out among the crowd. The Ferry Boat at Thorganby has that charm in abundance – from its idyllic riverside location to its mouthwatering array of real ales to its warm welcome.

Some relief at last

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11:50am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

YESTERDAY the inquest into Naomi Coley-Rogan’s death on railway tracks in York was held.

This pool is a real asset for our city

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10:49am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THERE was a time when we took public libraries for granted. When it would be unthinkable that the local swimming pool was out of bounds for a Saturday morning swim.

Snappy birthday

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12:21pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IT’S often said children don’t play enough, but what about those who, although they want to get out and about, find it difficult because they are classified as having special needs?

Seems a strange way to run the NHS

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12:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PATRICK Crowley, chief executive of York Hospital, tells us today that he is constantly looking to do more for less and, in a nutshell, that is the story of the NHS.

Good idea in theory

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11:10am Monday 1st September 2014

Talking of getting around York, the city’s street signs are to be overhauled so they’re easier for people with dementia to understand.

It is about getting us to change habits

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10:11am Monday 1st September 2014

WE all know that York is chronically congested. The question is what to do about it.

Battle of the beers

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11:12am Saturday 30th August 2014

WITHOUT doubt York is one of the beer capitals of England, but forget its quaint beamed boozers, real ale aficionados CAMRA reckons The Dick Turpin in Woodthorpe deserves to rank among the county’s best, despite being just 50 years old.

Housing issue sees guidelines scorned

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11:11am Saturday 30th August 2014

SINCE 1947, local authorities have been allowed to protect green belts in their development plans. It’s a concept that has been viewed as sacrosanct, but for how much longer?

Concerns over rape crimes not pursued

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10:17am Friday 29th August 2014

AN INSPECTION of the way North Yorkshire Police record crime data has revealed some deeply worrying findings.

A selfie too far

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10:15am Friday 29th August 2014

SELFIES appear to have become the de riguer way to record our lives. We do it when we travel and politicians aren’t immune from the craze. It’s all harmless, if rather narcissistic fun.

It’s not cricket

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10:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE is nothing more quintessentially English than the sound of leather on willow, and the polite smattering of applause from the handful of spectators seated in front of the village cricket pavilion.

Every drop helps us to save water

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10:01am Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER this month’s unseasonal downpours, it is tempting to take water for granted. But Yorkshire Water says in the long term climate change and population growth threaten to drain the county’s resources unless measures are taken to prepare for it. Which is why the company has launched its efficiency campaign, Save A Little, Save A Lot, and it is good to see them looking so far ahead.

Good news at long last on the stadium

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10:12am Wednesday 27th August 2014

YORK has faced a long wait for its community stadium. At last, however, we have some details to get our teeth into.

Harvest time help

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10:12am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SADLY, the expression food poverty is in common usage these days. Despite claims that we’re all better off now the economy has picked up, the reality for many is different.

Help improve lives

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11:48am Tuesday 26th August 2014

JAYNE Jackson spends nine hours a day undergoing dialysis. For two years, the 55-year-old former ambulance worker has been waiting for a kidney donor. Today, she urged people to sign the organ donor register.

Patients are waiting too long to get help

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11:47am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THOSE of us who talk about feeling depressed after a tough day at work have no inkling about the true nature of severe clinical depression.

Archbishop is good example to all of us

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9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

JOHN Sentamu is an Archbishop of York who has never been afraid to make a bold political statement.

Apply now for grant

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8:59am Monday 25th August 2014

A YORK charity has launched a new ‘multi-sensory’ therapy that aims to stimulate those with profound disabilities by using interactive music and sound.

Taking control of city hotels situation

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12:50pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

BRITISH Rail once complained about problems with the wrong type of snow. These days some in York have a problem with the wrong type of hotels, which is why council leader James Alexander called for a strategy to govern the quality and number of bed spaces in the city.

Dental health hope

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12:50pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

NOBODY wants to visit the dentist. Just remembering the sound of that drill is enough to scare anyone out of making an appointment.

Behind the results

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11:53am Friday 22nd August 2014

SOME local schools did very well when the GCSE results were announced yesterday.

It is right to banish all this secrecy

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11:52am Friday 22nd August 2014

TODAY, The Press reveals for the first time a series of secret internal reports from City of York Council. Some identify worrying issues to do with internal security risks and the failings in adult social care, already a cause for concern in York. Some identify mundane shortcomings. Others still show that many council departments are performing well, as they should.


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