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.

Backing a winner

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10:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

GLORIOUS Goodwood lived up to its name again this year, but that’s the thing about holding a meeting in July; the weather is, generally speaking, about as good as it gets in England.

Heartbreak family’s battle to raise cash

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10:03am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE day Louise Knaggs’s son Blake was born was the best day of her life.

Plans would revive key part of the city

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10:33am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SO, the vacated council offices in St Leonard’s place are not to become a hotel after all. Instead, developer Rushbond hopes to convert them into luxury townhouses and flats.

Emily pulls through

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10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ISABEL Collier referred to Eckersley House as her hospital home.

Justice slows down

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9:37am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE wheels of justice grind slowly, it is sometimes said. They certainly do in North Yorkshire.

Easy to see why visitors come here

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9:36am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WHEN the Lonely Planet guide said Yorkshire would be the third best place on earth to visit in 2014, it cited the county’s rugged moorlands, heritage homes and cosy pubs. Plus of course the Tour de France.

This is why the NHS is still so amazing

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10:20am Monday 18th August 2014

THE NHS comes in for its fair share of criticism - for everything from its failure to fund IVF or expensive new cancer drugs to red tape, inefficiency and medical mistakes. Then along comes a story which reminds you just what an amazing institution it can be.

Carelessness costs

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10:20am Monday 18th August 2014

CARELESS driving has suddenly become a lot more costly.

First aid saves lives

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10:11am Saturday 16th August 2014

WHEN referee Doug Skelton blew his whistle to signal the start of a rugby match in Selby last April little did he think that 80 minutes later he’d be in a hospital bed rather than the shower room.

Bravery earns its own just reward

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10:10am Saturday 16th August 2014

ANNABEL Lomax is only 15, but already she has had to cope with more than most people do in a lifetime. Annabel was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was aged ten and then again three years later.

Handled so badly

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10:16am Friday 15th August 2014

WHEN the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) promised to provide a single cycle of IVF, sighs of relief could be heard all across the York area.

Full marks to the young of York

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10:09am Friday 15th August 2014

THE beaming smiles on the faces of thousands of young people yesterday told their own story. Teenagers across York and North Yorkshire reaped a bumper crop of ‘A’-levels – bucking a national trend which saw results slightly down.

Cyclists must be able to ride safely

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11:32am Thursday 14th August 2014

YORK prides itself on being a cycling city - and it certainly wowed the world’s best cyclists during the Tour de France last month.

Moment of truth

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11:31am Thursday 14th August 2014

NOW would be a perfect time to open up a manicure salon, because fingernails will be in a real state across York this morning. And with good reason.

Was 20mph limit value for money?

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10:43am Wednesday 13th August 2014

ALMOST two years after the first 20mph restrictions started to be rolled out in residential areas of York, not a single motorist has been stopped by police for breaking the limit.

Coded response

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10:42am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A HUNDRED years ago, a young soldier named Wass Reader confided his experiences of fighting in the First World War to his diary.

Best to reach a compromise here

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11:51am Tuesday 12th August 2014

SOMETIMES, scientific progress can throw up heartwrenching dilemmas. Kadcyla is a new cancer drug that could extend the lives of women with certain forms of breast cancer by six months.

Going with the flow

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11:50am Tuesday 12th August 2014

AFTER weeks of sunshine, nature reminded us of her power on Sunday, and with a vengeance. York streets were turned into rivers, sink holes appeared in Scotland, but once again we failed to harness all this energy.

Support Supacat for lifeboat heroes

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2:44pm Monday 11th August 2014

SCARBOROUGH is the third oldest lifeboat station in Britain and, since 1801, its crews have saved 538 lives. But they operate in one of the most inhospitable environments on earth and need the very best equipment, not only to effect a speedy rescue, but to keep the men safe from everything the North Sea can throw at them.

Romance of rail

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2:43pm Monday 11th August 2014

SHE shot to fame as a ten-year-old in Byker Grove. Now, Donna Air is changing her name to Donna Train as she stars in a campaign dedicated to the nation’s love of railways.

Shedding new light on Richard’s friary

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9:51am Saturday 9th August 2014

YORK may have lost the remains of its most infamous son, but Richard III’s favourite friary in the city is about to be subject to an archaeological dig.

Lesson for the top

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9:51am Saturday 9th August 2014

WITH the Ebola crisis dominating headlines, it’s all too easy to forget Africa’s other great pandemic, HIV and AIDS.

Fake cosmetics are a real health worry

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8:59am Friday 8th August 2014

THEY used to be a cheap joke on Continental holidays: fake sunglasses called Bay Rans or imitation Rolex watches that almost became de rigueur jewellery during the Eighties. But counterfeit products are becoming increasingly less funny these days and not only for manufacturers of the genuine articles.

What a hard choice

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8:57am Friday 8th August 2014

FORTUNATELY the milk of human kindness still exists in other walks of life. Every year we like to honour some of the most inspirational people in York at our Community Pride Awards.

Get things started

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10:24am Thursday 7th August 2014

PICTURE the scene: outdoor cafes full of families enjoying a warm summer evening, with street entertainment laid on to keep everyone amused. Shops open later, and street markets too, inviting people to browse at their leisure.

Great launch for rescue boat appeal

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10:23am Thursday 7th August 2014

FOUR people have died in the city’s rivers this year, prompting York man Dave Benson to set up a £35,000 charity appeal for a rescue boat, staffed by volunteers to run at busy times such as Saturday nights and race days.

Good news for key site in heart of York

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12:17pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

TWO years ago it looked as though the stalled Hungate development might never be completed. The problem wasn’t so much recessionary forces, more a row over affordable housing levels and payments towards community facilities.

Sobering advice

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12:17pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE line between pleasure and pain can be thin where alcohol is concerned.

Time to remember those who suffered

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9:22am Monday 4th August 2014

ONE hundred years ago today, war was declared on Germany. There were those in York in 1914 who spoke out against it - among them the Liberal councillor J B Morrell, and York’s Liberal MP Arnold Rowntree.

A wonderful event

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9:21am Monday 4th August 2014

ON a lighter note, what a wonderful event the York 10k is.

A great loss to city

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10:56am Saturday 2nd August 2014

FOR all their convenience, chain stores offer a similar experience. That’s the whole point. So it is often a pleasure to visit an old-fashioned shop where old-fashioned values still count. Sadly they are few and far between, these days, and now we are about to lose another.

Lot to cheer about on Yorkshire Day

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10:54am Saturday 2nd August 2014

IT all began in 1975 as a protest against boundary changes, but since then Yorkshire Day has gone from strength to strength. No longer just a defiant act of demurral, the occasion celebrates all that is great about God’s own country.

Collection charges threaten eco effort

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9:58am Friday 1st August 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS in York could be charged for having their garden clippings and other green waste collected.

Digital talent pool

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9:58am Friday 1st August 2014

ANAPLAN is a real digital success story. Pioneered by York software engineer Michael Gould from his Yearsley barn, the company – which provides businesses with a digital platform for financial planning – went global in 2011.

Our Crystal Palace

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11:49am Thursday 31st July 2014

IN the 1850s, market traders in York were not happy. A new street - Parliament Street - had been built to accommodate them 20 years earlier.

Innovative glass to ensure glory lasts

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11:48am Thursday 31st July 2014

FOR years a life-sized photo of the Great East Window has stood as a reminder at York Minster but soon we will see the real thing again, following one of the most ambitious conservation projects in Europe.

Are speed cameras a necessary evil?

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10:50am Wednesday 30th July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire is one of the few English counties not to use fixed speed cameras, but we do have three of the mobile sort and their job is to cover the county’s 9,000km of road.

Helping the tigers

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10:49am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE three Sumatran tiger cubs at Flamingo Land are big favourites with visitors. Hundreds gather to watch them at play in the tiger enclosure, chasing each-other and their mum Surya or simply basking in the sun.

Signs are healthy

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12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SALES of bikes seem to have gone up as a result of the Tour de France.

An intolerable state of affairs in the city

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12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

YORK Hospital’s A&E normally sees about 15 people on a Saturday night, but last weekend more than double that number turned up. And it didn’t stop at midnight, indeed the department was inundated with 85 ambulances - the same number as seen at Leeds General Infirmary.

Education system is failing some pupils

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9:35am Monday 28th July 2014

In York we have long prided ourselves on the quality of education provided in our schools.

Taking responsibility

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9:34am Monday 28th July 2014

Landlords and shopkeepers who sell alcohol to already-drunk customers could risk losing their licences.

City river dangers

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9:32am Saturday 26th July 2014

IT MAY be making the headlines too often at the moment, but jumping in the water is nothing new. In fact York’s rivers have claimed 24 lives in the past 15 years and there were 35 near misses last year.

Recovery is great news for some

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9:31am Saturday 26th July 2014

NOT so long ago politicians were desperately looking for green shoots of recovery. Now the economy is positively blooming and as the latest GDP figures confirm, we have returned to pre-recession levels.

Still top priority to reduce poverty gap

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9:15am Friday 25th July 2014

THERE are many reasons why it is not good to let the gap between the highest and lowest paid become too wide. There is the obvious fact that failing to pay the least well off enough to feed their families condemns them and their children to poverty and deprivation.

Season for shows

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9:14am Friday 25th July 2014

AGRICULTURAL shows have always been important to country people. They offer a chance to meet old friends, show off prize cattle, maybe cheer on the daughter as she competes in the gymkhana.

Warehouse revival

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10:35am Thursday 24th July 2014

YORK’S historic Bonding Warehouse stood empty and neglected for far too long after the floods of 2000. It is wonderful, therefore, to see it coming back to life.

Differing views on Stonebow House

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10:34am Thursday 24th July 2014

PRINCE Charles once said at least the Luftwaffe, when it knocked down our buildings, didn’t replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. He was referring to 1960s architects; the designers of Brutalism, otherwise known as concrete monstrosities.

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