Call for new focus for library buildings

A new strategy to make libraries more sustainable has been unveiled by Government, encouraging centres to follow in the footsteps of “trailblazing” services such as those in York.

A Christmas tree made by a woman in York, paying tribute to all the celebrities who died in 2016.

Twitter loves these Christmas tree angels representing stars we lost in 2016

A woman in York has caused a minor sensation on social media by using the angel decorations on her Christmas tree to pay tribute to celebrities who have died in 2016.

Kate Rusby recently released the album Life in a Paper Boat.

Music interview: Kate Rusby

Folk singer Kate Rusby is on her now customary, and very popular, pre-Christmas tour. She spoke to Duncan Seaman.

Date:25th November 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
York Minster's advent wreath been assembled and then raised beneath the central Tower. The advent wreath measures four meters in diameter, and it's believed to be the largest suspended advent wreath in any cathedal or church in this country.

Classical review

Where to see the Messiah

Have a break, have a breakthrough

KitKat break-through: They’ve discovered how to cut 40pc of the sugar, without affecting the taste

Nestle claims it has discovered a way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar in its chocolate bars.

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Leeds cycle theft hotspots revealed

Leeds cycle theft hotspots revealed

Leeds has been named as the sixth worst UK city for bike thefts.

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Appeal for witnesses after Pocklington assault

A pedestrian was left with facial injuries in Pocklington after a motorist got out of his vehicle and assaulted him.

Phones stolen from York shoppers

Phones stolen from York shoppers

Police have issued CCTV images of two women they would like to speak to after mobile phones were stolen from shoppers in York.

Chris Wilson with his Harrier training jet, at Selby. Picture by Simon Hulme

For sale - my latest do-up: A Harrier Jump Jet

Chris Wilson has two rules for buying vintage planes. They must be fast. And they must be flashy. It’s something of an irony then that the restoration business he began 10 years ago is neither. The work can be painstakingly slow, locating authentic spare parts even slower and the hangars of Jet Art Aviation, tucked away a few miles from Selby, often resemble the scrap yard next door. Still, it’s an improvement on their original site on top of a hill overlooking Bradford which was something of a wind tunnel.

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Yorkshire blacksmith David Stephenson has been making replicas of Viking pots.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Viking-sized task of rescuing Jorvik from our 21st century weather

At his forge near Pickering, a blacksmith has spent weeks working out how to make various Viking kitchen items. Three hundred miles away in the west of Scotland, a pewter jewellery specialist is putting the finishing touches to a replica of an elaborate 10th century padlock. And in the Rochdale offices of Dale Air, the team have recently been perfecting the authentic smell of a Viking forest.

Peter Lines on his way to beating Neil Robertson.

Exclusive: UK Championship hero Peter Lines reveals how he came close to quitting snooker

Peter Lines hailed beating defending UK champion Neil Robertson as the biggest result of his 25-year career and revealed he nearly quit snooker last summer.

Flood hit York

Hoteliers enjoy much needed tourism boost in flood-hit Yorkshire city

A Yorkshire city which was swamped in last December’s floods is witnessing a renaissance in tourism after hotel owners saw one of the strongest starts to the autumn season in recent years.


York golf club named in UK’s top 10 holes

A York golf course has been named one of the top 10 in Britain by amateur players.

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171116    Andrew Robertson begins his 50 hour stay in a perspex box  in the foyer of the Tesco Extra store  on Tadcaster Road in York in  aid  of Locked in for Autism as Shopper Lynda Armstrong and her daughter Cristina 2 (correct) from York walk by.

York man thinks inside the box to raise autism awareness

A supermarket manager is hoping to spend 50 hours locked inside a glass box to raise awareness of autism and the work a charity does helping children cope with the condition.

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Why does an affluent city like York have such a high suicide rate?

ONE OF the region’s most affluent and sought-after cities has among the highest suicide rates in the country, shocking new figures show.

Chris Evans gets gowned up, to receive an honorary degree  from York St John University at York Minster.

Evans above! Archbishop bestows honour on Radio 2’s Chris

DISC JOCKEY and presenter Chris Evans received an honorary degree at York Minster today from the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

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HOLD ON: K T Tunstall.
Photo credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Review: K T Tunstall

By Paul Jeeves

York Barbican

Two years ago, KT Tunstall took the decision to leave behind her music career when she moved to a newly adopted home of Venice Beach in Los Angeles. Thankfully she had a change of heart.

Peter Gibson with one of the stained glass windows at the Spurriergate Centre, York

A life in stained glass: tributes to Minster Window-cleaner

Tributes have been paid to the man who called himself the “Minster Window-Cleaner” and who helped save its iconic Rose Window after the terrible fire of 1984.

Eastleigh 1 York 1: Yan Klukowski shines on recall for Minstermen

Eastleigh 1 York 1: Yan Klukowski shines on recall for Minstermen

YORK City extended their win-less away run to a 33rd game at Eastleigh but gave suggestions that their form on the road could soon change.

Edinburgh Castle is at the start of St Andew's Way, one of six pilgrim routes retraced for a new book by Emma Wells.

In the footsteps of Yorkshire’s first pilgrims

In the index to Emma J Wells’s latest book, in which she revisits various ancient routes first trod by medieval pilgrims, some of the country’s most famous religious buildings unsurprisingly get a mention. Canterbury Cathedral is there, along with Winchester and Walsingham. However, sandwiched between the various places of worship, saints’ names and abbeys, there is one less obvious inclusion. There in the index, part way down the third column, is George Clooney.

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