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Exciting era as Flamingo Land teaching area to be transformed

As the school bell rings on the last day of term, children excitedly hurry home to start their long summer vacation whilst up and down the country, teachers breathe a collective sigh of relief. The end of the academic year also marks the end of...

yesterday, 19:42 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Woldgate pupils create mini museum

Students at Woldgate School have been busy working with staff at Burnby Hall Gardens to design an Outreach Museum. The exhibition was designed by student ambassadors at Woldgate, ranging from Year 7 to Year 10 and each representing a specialist...

Saturday, 16:29 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Pocklington residents show appreciation for the NHS

West Wolds Labour Party recently organised a 70th birthday party for the National Health Service at Pocklington Arts Centre. Founded in July 1948 to provide free health care for all at the point of delivery, the NHS revolutionised health care in...

Saturday, 12:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Down Memory Lane – photos from 1995

If you would like to send in your own photographs, please do. Include all the information about when and where they were taken, who is in the picture and, where appropriate, what they are doing now. Please email pictures if possible but they can also...

Saturday, 10:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill. For the most part, getting sick on holiday is usually limited to a dodgy stomach bug, but in some cases this can be a lot more serious....

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

What is balconing? Foreign Office warns Brits on holiday in Spain

More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year, and although most visits are trouble-free, the Foreign Office is now warning visitors about the risk of ‘balconing’. What is ‘balconing’? ‘Balconing’ involves the act of jumping into into...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect? There are numerous home remedies which all claim to be the best way to cure nettle stings,...

Friday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey? Here’s the weather forecast for Yorkshire over the next three days. In general, temperatures will still be warm, reaching peaks of around 24C, with it also feeling quite...

Thursday, 16:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Get on your bike and enjoy Yorkshire's cycle highways

School’s out for summer and the team behind West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme are encouraging more people to cycle and walk during the holidays. At 14km the award-winning CityConnect Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway is...

Thursday, 16:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Top family events to keep children happy this week

120th Bishop Wilton Show Top of Garrowby Hill (post code YO42 1TD) Attractions at the show this Saturday (21 July) include the usual classes, children’s sports, a fun dog show, stunt bike riding, horse classes, tug of war, vintage car display and...

Thursday, 12:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

UNESCO Geopark bid for the Wolds

A conference in Market Weighton has backed a bid to earn UNESCO Geopark status for the Yorkshire Wolds. Delegates at the event gave unanimous support for recognising the outstanding qualities of the Wolds by investigating UNESCO Global Geopark...

Thursday, 10:43 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

What’s on in the Pocklington and district area over the next couple of weeks

Here are the latest what’s on listings for Pocklington, Market Weighton and surrounding villages. Also included are the regular group and community meetings from around the area. Pocklington Sports Club (on the Balk): British Heart Foundation Summer...

Wednesday, 20:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Knight’s Days - the Life at Westminster column with Sir Greg Knight MP

Although Parliament funds our universities, in this country we have a proud tradition of not interfering in the subjects chosen for academic research. Even so, I do find some of the subjects studied surprising. Some of the more unusual research has...

Wednesday, 17:32 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The poisonous plants that could harm your children - and the symptoms to watch out for

Although many garden and woodland plants are completely harmless to wildlife and humans alike, there are also some specific poisonous plants which can pose an extreme danger - especially if your little ones come into contact with them. These plants...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Quiz: Which Love Island contestant are you?

Love Island has gripped the nation since it began in June, with many viewers having their favourite and not so favourite contestants. But which Love Island contestant are you most like? Take the quiz to find out...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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