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The medieval city in lockdown: there is hope beyond the walls

York City Centre, By George Hodan

By Grace Pritchard There are eerily quiet streets, the usual rumble of traffic has subsided and the hordes of tourists snapping pictures of the Minster have dispersed. The landscape of York city centre looks very different today compared to how it usually would at this time of the year. As the temperature slowly begins to creep up, so too normally […]

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Treemendous York ploughs on towards its 50k tree goal with another 400 planted

Treemendous York ploughs on towards its 50k tree goal with another 400 planted

 by Emily Horner York’s tree planting initiative, Treemendous, planted 400 trees on an acre of York University land, Diamond Wood, on Sunday, March 15 2020. Treemendous aims to plant 50,000 trees, hoping to have achieved their goal in a year and a half, to promote York as an environmentally-friendly city. This is part of Woodland Trust‘s Northern Forest initiative, […]

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Yorkshire soars through the Visit Britain ranks with the growth of Summer tourists

Image via railwaymuseum.org.uk

by Emily Horner Yorkshire has set new records in tourism with 1.4 million visits in 2018, increasing tourist revenue by 6% from 2017. Welcome to Yorkshire and its attractions are hoping for the growth to continue this Summer. The attractions that have helped the most to reach this new surge of tourists- ordered from top right to the bottom as […]

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Candidates discuss maintaining a “clear communication flow” with constituents at York Outer hustings

Central Hall, location of hustings

By Grace Pritchard Candidates standing in the election for the Outer York constituency were questioned at a hustings event at the University of York on Wednesday night (December 6). The York Outer constituency includes University of York students. Julian Sturdy (Conservative), Keith Aspden (Liberal Democrat) and Anna Perrett (Labour Party) all took part in the panel, together with Tom Franklin […]

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York Spiritualist Centre celebrates 120 years

Spiritualists believe in life after death, and that people can communicate with their loved ones after they have passed away.

By Emily Smith York Spiritualist Centre celebrated 120 years of Spiritualism and 20 years of being in their new building on January 19 of this year. Members of the church looked at old photos, shared memories and sang hymns to commemorate the anniversaries. The centre also began a fundraiser at the event to raise money for repairs on the building, […]

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York school hosts festive fair to generate funding

Poppy Road Primary School Christmas fair banner

By Emily Smith Poppleton Road Primary School in York held their annual Christmas fair on Saturday November 24 to raise extra money for the school. The fair was run by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and raised £2000 which will go towards buying equipment for the school. Steve Wragg, chair of Friends of Poppleton Road School said: “The fair is an […]

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Saved from slaughter in York as charity rehomes 20,000th battery hen

Saved from slaughter in York as charity rehomes 20,000th battery hen

By Lizzy McEllan A BALDING battery hen has become the 20,000th bird in York to be re-homed after living in “rancid” cage conditions.

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DJ Format and MC Abdominal to play York next week

DJ Format and MC Abdominal to play York next week

By Katie Haseldine CRITICALLY ACLAIMED DJ Format will play in York next week, alongside MC Abdominal. The Southampton-born hip-hop DJ will be touring for his fifth album, Still Hungry, and stopping off at the Fibbers in York for his only Yorkshire gig this year.

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Lunchtime Bulletin 03/05/17

Lunchtime Bulletin 03/05/17

All the latest from the Yorkshire Voice TV newsroom. Today we talk about York’s Clifford Tower, Joe McCafferty and Sheffield United’s open-top bus parade.

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Call for tougher safety measures on York rivers

Call for tougher safety measures on York rivers

By Tom Connell A YORK safety campaigner is gathering signatures on a petition after the deaths of six people in the city’s river since 2014.

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