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End Of Life And Latte On The Menu At Death Café
To celebrate Dying Matters Awareness week Sheffield Hallam University teamed up with St Luke's Hospice to hold a 'Death Café', an event designed to break taboos and get people talking about living,…
Julie Skilbeck, Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University at the Death Café with the tree of life
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New Classic Car Show Comes To Skipton

Reverse The Cash Cuts To Charities, Unite Urges Government

photo - Images_of_Money
photo - Images_of_Money
The minister for charities has been urged to reverse the 'savage' cuts, estimated at £3.3 billion, to the community and voluntary sector implemented by the last government.

Unite, the…

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Thu 21st May, 2015 | 10:00pm

Students Help Raise £10,000 For Charity


Students from Sheffield Hallam University have helped to raise £10,000 for charity by completing a survey about their student experience.

The University pledged to donate £2 towards…

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Wed 20th May, 2015 | 8:30am

Cressida Ford
Comedy Night At The Jubilee Centre
By Cressida Ford
Features Writer

Stand-up comics, I suspect, know plenty about being short of a bob or two early in their careers. It isn't an easy business to make a living in, so perhaps they, better than many, understand the…

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Sun 17th May, 2015 | 6:39pm

Research Reveals Yorkshire Folk Aren't So Tight Fisted After All!


It isn't often you come across evidence to prove an age old stereotype wrong, and hearing the words "eh oop" in an often over exaggerated accent, with the intent of representing the traditional…

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Tue 12th May, 2015 | 8:05pm

Surprise Election Result Means 5* Summer For British Holidaymakers

photo - Sarah_Ackerman
photo - Sarah_Ackerman
1. The outcome of the UK general election

Darren Kilner, FAIRFX currency expert said:

"Now that the votes are in and a majority Conservative government is on the cards this looks to be good news…

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Sat 9th May, 2015 | 7:15pm

Hellvellyn... The Clue's In The Title!

Halfway point before the fun begins!
Halfway point before the fun begins!
'Whatever you do, don't attempt Hellvellyn in the snow or in a gale'.... !

Those words, uttered by the guide in the tourist shop didn't mean much to the climbers at the base of the mountain given…

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Fri 8th May, 2015 | 10:02pm

Brave Michael Backs Bramham Charity Choice

Michael Wood receiving his award from John Samuel
Michael Wood receiving his award from John Samuel
A horse rider who suffered horrific injuries in a fall has backed the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials for choosing the Yorkshire Air Ambulance as its 2015 charity partner.

In June…

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Thu 7th May, 2015 | 4:30pm

Access For Everyone!

Roy Taylor
Roy Taylor
With some of the most beautiful landscapes, stunning natural spectacles and diverse habitats, it seems a shame that some parts of the British countryside are still unreachable to those that aren't…

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Wed 6th May, 2015 | 5:17pm

Summer Scarecrow Stroll: Competition Launched


A number of special visitors are expected to be seen within the Pinewoods over the summer. The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has announced a new competition - "A Summer Scarecrow Stroll" -…

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Tue 5th May, 2015 | 8:00am

Bumper Bank Holiday Weekend Promises Boost To Carnival Profits!

 Don't be late for the parade!
Don't be late for the parade!
Ilkley Carnival organisers are hoping the excitement of the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists sprinting through the town will boost numbers and takings at the town's biggest single fundraising event on…

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Fri 1st May, 2015 | 3:54pm

Rosemary Pegg
Review Of Grassington Folk Museum
By Rosemary Pegg
Features Writer
Grassington Folk Museum
Grassington Folk Museum
A peek through the windows of the Grassington Folk Museum in no way prepares you for what lies within.

Standing at the bus stop in the square you have your back to this little gem, and could so…

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Wed 20th May, 2015 | 3:48pm

North Yorkshire Young Carers On Crest Of A Wave


Young carers from across North Yorkshire are on the crest of a wave after two charities teamed up to give them a much-needed break from their role looking after a loved one with an illness or…

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Mon 18th May, 2015 | 8:00am

Yeadon Sailing Club Open Day


On May 16th 2015 11am - 2pm, Yeadon Sailing Club will be opening its doors to the public to Come & Try sailing.

This is a free event for anyone to give it a go and see if sailing is a sport they…

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Thu 14th May, 2015 | 9:31am

Stephen Hart
Motivational Monday #101 - Give Away Everything
By Stephen Hart
Development Specialist

"Give away everything you know and more will come back to you."

I have a collection of notebooks that I record research notes in. These range from one line ideas to detailed, multipart development…

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Mon 11th May, 2015 | 4:54pm

Students Put Knowledge Into Practice In Organ Donation Project


Students from The University of Sheffield's Biomedical Science department have taken part in an enterprising new project to raise awareness of organ donation.

The Organ Donation project, which…

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Sat 9th May, 2015 | 10:53am

This Was Not A One Nation Campaign, Says TUC

David Cameron
David Cameron
In a statement issued today (Friday), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"We have to hope that David Cameron's pledge to govern as a one nation Prime Minister will be his first major…

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Fri 8th May, 2015 | 2:20pm

A Tour Maker For Tour de Yorkshire

Linda Scott - photo Jan Harris
Linda Scott - photo Jan Harris
On Sunday the 3rd of May, I, Linda Scott, had the privilege of being a tour maker for the 3rd stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in Sutton in Craven (Sutton).

My role was to position myself at a…

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Thu 7th May, 2015 | 12:21pm

Lauren Masterman
York Gets Crafty
By Lauren Masterman
York Correspondent
Examples from Sarah's Yummy Kitchen
Examples from Sarah's Yummy Kitchen
If, like me, you love the idea of handmade crafts but simply don't have the time, patience, or are just as useless as I am, then get yourself to the York Makers Craft Fair this Saturday (9th May…

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Tue 5th May, 2015 | 12:32pm

Peregrine Falcons Breed At York Minster

Peregrin falcons at York Minster - photo Jack Ashton-Booth
Peregrin falcons at York Minster - photo Jack Ashton-Booth
Two unexpected guests have taken up residence at York Minster.

Enthusiasts have been watching two Peregrine Falcons nesting on the gothic cathedral during recent months and believe they may now be…

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Mon 4th May, 2015 | 12:14pm

Charity To Distribute 60,000 'Lonely Bouquets'

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photo - PS-OV-ART
There's no better way to say it than with flowers. Which is exactly why NAFAS (The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) is using beautiful little bunches to spread some love…

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Fri 1st May, 2015 | 8:00am