• Supply and demand for gig tickets? I’m not a fan

    I stan (stalker fan) Post Malone. He is, without doubt, my favourite artist of all time, ever. I can’t quite explain what it is, perhaps his little moustache that looks like two dogs kissing, or maybe it’s his face tattoo that says Always Tired, which prompts the important question: Aren’t we all? As well as these magnetic features, his music...
  • Resident York Dork: Introducing our new columnist

    Since moving to England from New Zealand four years ago, I’ve made a huge effort to see as much of this country as I can, and York was an early box ticked in this endeavour. From the moment I was confronted by the city walls opposite the train station, I vowed to make this place my home and this spring,...
  • Fly On The Walls: Hair today, Gone Tomorrow

    This week our curious columnist finds himself overthinking a slightly hairy situation. Since the dawn of time man has chased the impossible task, the unachievable dream, the endless pursuit. There are some who say it doesn’t even exist, that it’s simply a myth. But still it continues, the quest to find that singular someone, a soul mate, a perfect opposite, that...
  • York life and life in general

    As I look around at the piles of books and boxes, I realise there is nothing for it. I have to embark on a serious decluttering mission.  Or that’s what my friend Rebecca tells me, when she comes for lunch armed with a roll of heavy-duty bin-bags. CDs? She says. Nobody listens to CDs any more (even though I do, or I...
  • Fox hunting

    Recently my baby turned six months old. I haven’t really mentioned the wee ginger sprog since he popped out earlier in the year, mainly because I truly believe that babies are pretty dull. Don’t get me wrong, the milky sick, the crying, the general ‘ooo, new person’ is quite exciting, but until they start to show a bit of personality,...
  • How to be the kingpin on your local town Facebook group. A guide

    Hey guys, it’s ya girl K, feeling super refreshed after a week off in sunny Mallorca. I’ve mostly been lounging by the pool, staring out to sea and eating all my favourite beige foods on repeat. Oh, and  spending an unhealthy amount of time on social media. Having discovered the joys of daytime internet browsing I would like to give...
  • Pitching Post Summer

      Yes, the days are getting shorter, but it doesn’t have to take a dark turn The cars headlights broke through the darkness and rain, the tarpaulin sheet at our shoes bonding us in the unholiest of tasks. Sinister thoughts swirled through my mind as I looked upon my beloved, thoughts that blamed her, thoughts that would have been utterly foreign only...
  • Culture Vulture – A sauce by any other name… would be so much more appealing!

    Can we talk about brown sauce, please? Brown. Sauce. Imagine for a moment you are a stranger to this beautiful land, steeped in ancient ritual and odd terminology. You find yourself in a typically British pub – you know, the kind with low ceilings, exposed beams, pictures of famous poets or hunting dogs or royalty on the walls, and tables that...
  • Krystal’s Gems: Interview with the Lord Mayor of York

    This gal got herself an interview with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of York. What did I learn? First of all to stop underestimating how long it takes to get to interviews, second of all, just how these guys manage to get around nearly 600 events in a year without losing their cool. The 801st Lord Mayor of York,...
  • Rachel Ragg: York Life

      “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”   Shakespeare may have thought he was onto something big when he had Richard III utter the now famous lines. But dear old Shakespeare had nothing on the South African waiter my family recently encountered in a Yorkshire restaurant. There they were, quietly enjoying their Sunday lunch - when up popped the waiter. He took...

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