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Great Yorkshire Fringe gets underway

Great Yorkshire Fringe gets underway

The first ever Great Yorkshire Fringe got underway at the weekend, kicking off ten days of comedy, theatre and music. The city centre of York has been transformed for the festival, with three ‘spiegeltents’ being erected in Parliament Street as venues – the Turn Pot, the Tea Pot and the White Rose Rotunda.

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85-year-old Leeds pensioner dies following road collision

85-year-old Leeds pensioner dies following road collision

An 85-year-old woman from Leeds has died after sustaining serious injuries following a car crash near Copmanthorpe near York. Doreen Myers was a front seat passenger when the blue Skoda Fabia she was travelling in collided with a black Toyota Yaris at Manor Heath and Hallcroft Lane crossroads. The collision is believed to have happened at around 5.30pm, Thursday, August […]

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World’s largest stained glass window returns to York Minster

World’s largest stained glass window returns to York Minster

By Anders Anglesey York Minster is welcoming the return parts of the world’s largest expansive medieval stained glass window today after it had been taken down for preservation work. The 600-year-old East Window was removed in 2008 in an effort to preserve the historically significant artwork. Restoration each of the 108 panels required hours of dedication to bring back to […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Mon, July 28

NEWS BULLETIN: Mon, July 28

A look at today’s headlines from the Yorkshire Voice newsroom on Monday, July 28.

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Drownings prompt warnings about open water swimming in Yorkshire

Two people drowned in the River Foss, York, in March this year.

By Joseph Keith Deaths in and around open water have led to the emergency services urging people to take extra care during the warm weather in Yorkshire. A statement by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said the area’s popular waterways – which include lakes and rivers in Otley, York, Knaresborough, Ilkley and Leeds – are more dangerous than people may think. […]

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Ancient viking boat comes home to West Yorkshire

Ancient viking boat comes home to West Yorkshire

  A 1,000-year-old Viking boat has gone on display at Wakefield library. The six-metre vessel, discovered at Stanley Ferry in 1838, is believed to be the only boat of its kind in the country. The log boat had previously been on display at York museum, but has returned to Wakefield, close to where it was found during the building of […]

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Man bailed after arrest in connection to Claudia Lawrence investigation

Claudia Lawrence has been missing since March 2009.

By Joseph Keith A 46-year-old man has been bailed following his arrest yesterday, as part of the investigation into the murder of Claudia Lawrence. Miss Lawrence, 35, of Heworth, York, disappeared in March 2009 and after extensive searches of the area police have since treated her disappearance as murder. North Yorkshire police said: “Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence […]

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VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

by Yorkshire Voice team Horrific scenes of soliders losing limbs in dramatic explosions is something army reservists need the stomach to handle. So to make their training as realistic as possible at Catterick Garrison, real amputuees are drafted in – with all the special effects you’d expect to see on a film set. The team here at Yorkshire Voice spent […]

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Appeals continue for missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson

Appeals continue for missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson

By Russell Truran Police have reiterated their appeals for information about missing man Ben Clarkson. Originally from Leeds, Ben Clarkson, 22, has not been seen since leaving Fibbers nightclub in York at 3.40am on Sunday 2 March. The alarm was raised when he failed to turn up for his shift at Banks Music Room in Lendal the following day. Store […]

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