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.

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.



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