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.

Important message

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3:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ANOTHER health issue in the headlines recently is young people with brain tumours, after three York mothers, whose children were diagnosed with the disease, decided it was time to raise public awareness of the condition.

Support where it is very much needed

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3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BREAST cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. It affects about 50,000 women in Britain each year, most are over 50, but younger women are not immune and in rare cases men can be struck too.

How will it work?

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11:12am Saturday 27th September 2014

THERE has been a good deal of debate about how to tackle the problem of drunken anti-social behaviour in York City Centre.

Tour de Yorkshire will be awesome

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11:11am Saturday 27th September 2014

IT WAS one of the biggest weekends in Yorkshire’s history, but when the Grand Départ riders finally departed, a collective wave of anti-climax washed across the county. How on earth, most thought, could anything come close to matching that?

Stellar attractions

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3:04pm Friday 26th September 2014

YESTERDAY morning Yorkshire boasted five Michelin Star restaurants, more than any other county in England, outside London.

Process must bring workable solution

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3:02pm Friday 26th September 2014

NOW that Labour has – at least until the Westfield byelection – lost its overall majority on the city council, pushing through decisions in York will be much tougher.

Changing habits key

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1:01pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

CHILDHOOD obesity is becoming a serious problem.

Inspirational story of cancer survivor

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1:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

WE all need a source of strength when times get tough.

The clever business

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2:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

EVIDENCE of economic recovery is coming thick and fast these days, and now it’s York shoe giant Pavers’ turn to join in the celebrations with pre-tax profits up more than £1 million on the previous trading year.

Giving police the credit they’re due

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2:42pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE police get their fair share of criticism – not least, recently, in Rotherham.

Don’t let politics block new stadium

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9:26am Saturday 20th September 2014

LABOUR’S loss of overall control on City of York Council could yet have “significant and serious consequences” for York’s long-awaited community stadium, the chairman of York City Football Club, Jason McGill, has warned.

Moving testimony

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9:25am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE words are heartbreaking: wrung from a mother who has experienced the worst loss imaginable.

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?


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