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It’s fair to say that in York, we’re pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to beauty salons. With plenty dotted around the city centre, there are even quite a handful in various villages. But with so many options, how do we know which one to choose? Kuki Hair and Beauty Spa in Huntington have made their mark and are ready to tell you exactly why you should choose them: they just won Most Sustainable Salon at the Yorkshire Salon Awards. Announced during the glistening ceremony at the New Dock
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No guesses for what Tastes Divine specialise in. But what you might not expect is that they aren’t a typical restaurant. What they offer is a bespoke private dining experience in their beautiful Buttercrambe premises – and you can even get involved with the cooking. Karen Manley set up the company in January 2005, and works alongside her daughter Becky. Together, their family business is the perfect addition to anyone’s event – from weddings to corporate lunches, and everything in between. One of Tastes Divine’s most popular services is their
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I’m inviting you to join me on my touristic day in York. Who am I? I’m Katharina, a German girl from Münster. In today’s Treasure Hunt I will challenge you by replacing the names of English words with the German equivalents. I bet you’ll understand me anyway! Challenge accepted? Then let’s get started! 1. As food is always a good idea, let’s start our tour with that. For Mittagessen₁ we’re going to Carluccio’s in Coppergate. They offer Italian food and even have a specialised menu right now for Herbst₂. Your starting
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Paul Crane, TalkTalk, plays with James aged 7, Ryan, aged 11, and their father Richard Grayling at their home in Dringhouses (2)
TalkTalk has announced a welcome boost for York as the internet provider’s ultra fibre optic network reaches 20,000 homes and businesses across the city. Residents in Chapelfields, Foxwood, Dringhouses and Woodthorpe can now connect to 1000 Mb/s internet speeds as it ramps up the second phase of its full fibre rollout which will reach up to 55,000 homes and business in York by the end of next year. York will be the first city in the UK to have city-wide full fibre all the way from the exchange into individual
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Münster Did you know York has a twin city in Germany? No? Maybe you’ve heard of the city Münster? In fact Münster is a twin city of York, and has been since 1957. And why am I telling you this? Because I’m from Münster and I’m taking part in an exchange programme of our cities’ friendship, and I want to tell you about my experience in this beautiful city. I’m Katharina from Germany, 21 years old and I work for the City Council of Münster, while studying for a degree
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In the  19th century French novel Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours, or as you and I know it, Around The World In Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg a wealthy English eccentric wagers half his fortune that he can not only circumnavigate the globe, but that he can do it all in eighty days. Now during the height of the British Empire, this would have been rather impressive, capturing the imagination of the masses, as the reality of international travel shifted from fiction to reality. Unfortunately by modern standards this
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York has been revealed to have one of the healthiest high streets in the UK, according to the Royal Society for Public Health. The City of York placed sixth in the top ten ‘healthiest’ high streets. It came in behind cities such as Edinburgh and Canterbury, but beat Exeter and Cambridge. Meanwhile York’s neighbours, Grimsby and Bradford, placed in the top ten ‘unhealtheist’ UK high streets. Cities were graded using a ‘Richterscale of health’ in which positive scoring shops and businesses where said to promote health, and negatively scoring shops
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Glassmakers from around the world will celebrate winter through glass. York’s very own Pyramid Gallery will be holding the winter exhibition from 17th November, which brings together 30 glassmakers from around the world. “Over 70 members [of the Contemporary Glass Society] applied from across the world – including Japan and Argentina,” says Sue Purser Hope, Chair of the Contemporary Glass Society. “Artists have been inspired by frost, ice, snow, winter birds, poetry, literature, hibernation and crisp winter days.” The 30 chosen glass makers will display their work at Pyramid Gallery
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Returning for its seventh year, York Business Week (YBW) has been crucial in the creation and promotion of thousands of local businesses, from fledgling start-ups to ever-growing giants of industry. But just because they’ve been around the block doesn’t mean the great minds behind YBW are ready for the quiet life, as 2018 promises to be their best yet. This year Make It York, the city’s official destination management organisation have taken the helm, and are pushing the boat out, Viking style, with the aspiration to expand and excel. Aiming
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The recent onset of autumn reminded me that I’ve called York my home for 18 years. Those with exceptionally high IQs might be able to work out that I therefore arrived in the year 2000, and that I was a fresh-faced 18 year old, ready to suckle on the teat that was university knowledge. What a lovely image to begin with. Despite making this city my home for nigh on two decades, doing so wasn’t a part of my original plan. In fact, when interviewing for my first post-uni job,
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