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.

Rivers are not as safe as they look

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10:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WE understand young people being in high spirits. Summer is here, the weather is great and Yorkshire’s rivers can look wonderfully tempting.

Wiggo mark two

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9:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WHERE’S Wiggo? chalk artists scribbled when the Tour de France came to Yorkshire. Nowhere to be seen was the reply, but we know where his cycling namesake has been.

Vibrantly done

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3:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE people of Acomb are a hardy bunch. We had some epic thunderstorms over the weekend, but this didn’t dampen spirits for the second ADAM festival.

Alarming cost of such a good cause

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3:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WE entirely support attempts to make York a fairer, better place to live. Compared to many northern cities, ours is prosperous and thriving. But there are still pockets of genuine poverty.

Snooping rather than road safety

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9:50am Monday 21st July 2014

IT sounded like a good idea. Deploy a CCTV van near schools and film inconsiderate motorists who think they have a right to park where they want, however dangerous.

Padlock at heart

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9:50am Monday 21st July 2014

ANOTHER French connection in York is the practice of placing padlocks on bridges to symbolise the everlasting bond between two people in love, just as they do in Paris.

Stay safe in the hot summer sun

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11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

DESPITE today’s thunderstorms we are in the middle of a heatwave and, when the sun comes out people get hot and bothered. They even do stupid things like jumping in the river in the middle of the afternoon after a session down the pub.

Gary’s a winner

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11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

WELCOME To Yorkshire boss Gary Verity is the man whose determination, business contacts and sheer chutzpah are widely credited with bringing the Tour de France to God’s Own Country.

Still important to have a good market

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10:49am Friday 18th July 2014

HALF a century ago York’s main market moved from Parliament Street to Newgate. Now the traders are back, albeit in a brief return.

Good on them all

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10:49am Friday 18th July 2014

HOW inspiring is this? Twenty-two children will be running the Jane Tomlinson mini/junior fun run next month to raise money for the Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

Encouraging news on the jobs front

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8:51am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE latest job figures for York once again paint an encouraging picture. Unemployment is at its lowest level for at least eight years. Just 1.2 per cent of York people eligible to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance now do so - half the national average.

Cut this red tape

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8:49am Thursday 17th July 2014

MOST of the time government red tape is just an annoying inconvenience, but every now and then it becomes sinister.

Council needs to restore public faith

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8:55am Wednesday 16th July 2014

ON its website, the Local Government Association promotes open and transparent local government to meet local needs and demands. It goes on to say councils are encouraged to make data openly available to foster accountability.

Still so much to do

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8:54am Wednesday 16th July 2014

SOME anniversaries are bitter sweet. A year ago today The Press launched its Stamp out Poverty campaign; we wish there had been no need to do so but with the cost of living rising and wages falling in real terms, hardship is a reality for too many families.

Speak out now on future of your city

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12:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

YORK’S draft local plan is hugely important. It will shape the way this city develops over the next 15 years and more: determining how much new housing should be built and where; what should (or should not) be protected as green belt; where travellers sites and wind farms and new commercial and industrial developments might go.

Midsummer madness

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12:04pm Monday 14th July 2014

This weekend has seen glorious weather, give or take a cloudburst falling on the Dragon Boat races.

It’s the right degree of success for pair

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9:26am Saturday 12th July 2014

IT all began four years ago with the idea of marketing Yorkshire through a version of the Railway Children that originated at the National Railway Museum and moved to London.

An unenviable task

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9:25am Saturday 12th July 2014

TALKING of accolades it’s nomination time once again for The White Rose Awards and a number of attractions and venues from York and North Yorkshire are in the frame.

Better to be wary of payday loans

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12:57pm Friday 11th July 2014

HE payday loan companies which advertise so regularly on TV portray themselves as friends in need, ever ready with a bit of cash to tide you over.

It’s not the answer

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12:56pm Friday 11th July 2014

INTEREST rates remain at a historic low, inflation has plummeted to 1.5 per cent and the economy is on the mend, so you might expect people to be celebrating their lot.

Great War voices should be heard

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10:22am Thursday 10th July 2014

There are no survivors of the First World War still living.

Let’s drink to the continental style

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10:21am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Tour de France has been and gone: but it has left in its wake a sense that York has somehow become more of a continental European city than ever.

Drax shows its green credentials

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10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE award of 300 million Euros to Drax for a new green power plant is good news on many levels. For a start, the new ‘carbon capture’ power plant will support 2,000 jobs and is expected to create up to 4,000 in the wider carbon capture industry.

The great escape

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9:59am Wednesday 9th July 2014

IT is 30 years since a devastating fire swept through York Minister’s South Transept.

Show time again

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3:09pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

IT’S DIFFICULT to know how to top last weekend’s Grand Départ. The weather was nearly perfect, the landscape looked glorious, could this county hope for a better advert on a global stage?

Roads and jobs boost for county

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3:08pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

WHILE good infrastructure is vital to any economy, many of the roads in England’s largest county are in urgent need of repairs. It’s a hurdle to growth, but could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the welcome announcement of a £25 million windfall for North Yorkshire County Council to boost its highways maintenance programme.

A weekend we will never ever forget

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11:04am Monday 7th July 2014

WELL, THAT was something special. For a few hours yesterday, York forgot to be buttoned up and English. We let our hair down, got in the party mood, and took that most French of great sporting events - the Tour de France - to our hearts.

Welcome jobs boost

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11:04am Monday 7th July 2014

IF the Tour de France wasn’t enough to put us all in a good mood, how about this? Two big new developments are coming to York - and with them 1,300 jobs.

Community spirit to bring Tour success

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1:33pm Saturday 5th July 2014

THE sheer enthusiasm with which God’s Own Country has embraced the Tour de France must have taken even the French by surprise.

Bring on the show

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1:32pm Saturday 5th July 2014

WHAT on earth will we do when the Grand Départ is over? All that anticipation, the build up, the passion.

Bus information for Tour de France

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1:57pm Saturday 5th July 2014

ROAD closures tomorrow will run from 4am to about 1.30pm, with parking prohibited on affected York roads from 7.30pm tonight. Residents on affected streets have been written to.

Quality of care is what really matters

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12:07pm Friday 4th July 2014

BACK in April, mental health bosses in York announced that the city was, finally, to get a new psychiatric hospital.

The spirit of Jamie

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12:07pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE massed voices of a Welsh choir have great emotional power – never more so than later this month when a concert will be held in memory of a York boy whose fight against cancer moved many.

Must improve at dealing with floods

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10:45am Thursday 3rd July 2014

YORK has been prone to flooding for centuries. If anything, however, things will only get worse. Climate change will see to that, says York’s new flood risk manager Steve Wragg.

Fine example

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10:44am Thursday 3rd July 2014

WHEN we speak of heroes who gave their lives so that others could keep theirs, we are usually referring to wartime soldiers. But Dan Webster’s great grandfather, Frank Dalton, was not a military man, he was a member of the Scarborough lifeboat crew who, in raging seas in 1951, helped to save all ten people on board the Dutch cargo ship Westkust.

What great news for Theatre Royal

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10:35am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE long-anticipated refurbishment of York’s Theatre Royal will be able to begin next March, as the theatre has been awarded the £2.985 million of Arts Council lottery funding it had applied for.

Heed drink advice

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10:34am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CAN there be anything more pleasant than a hot summer evening spent in a pub beer garden?

Council needs to be open and truthful

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10:34am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A REPORT by City of York Council auditors warning about a lack of openness and transparency in the way the authority conducts its business was itself kept under wraps for six months.

Horses for life too

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10:33am Tuesday 1st July 2014

WE’VE all seen the car stickers telling us a dog is for life not just Christmas. The idea is to make people realise there are years of commitment ahead, not to mention cost. More than £1,000 a year to be precise, which is why the RSPCA has so many stray puppies in its care.

Counting down to the big Tour

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10:54am Monday 30th June 2014

THE waiting is almost over. Just five days left until the Tour de France rolls into Yorkshire and six days until York hosts its own Grand Départ for the second stage of the race.

Rising to the occasion

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10:36am Monday 30th June 2014

WHILE we’re on an Anglo-French theme...the roof of York Theatre Royal’s café is now playing host to a Hurricane fighter plane.

Worthy praise for young volunteers

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11:58am Saturday 28th June 2014

BARACK Obama once said if you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. Wise words and scientifically correct too, because being kind has been proven to make us happier. It seems every time we perform a selfless act, our brain produces serotonin which lifts the spirits.

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