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May 18, 2018 1:07 PM Seriously injured cyclist returns to scene of crash

A YORK mountain biking enthusiast has returned to the scene of a serious crash to complete one of local cycling’s great challenges. Ivan Astbury, 55, of Bishopthorpe, was seriously injured last year while competing in the annual Hamsterley Beast event. He decided to lay his demons to rest by completing the 20-mile course, raising £2,000 for charity in the process 11

May 18, 2018 1:02 PM Wisteria Walk unveiled in Bath

A botanical walkway featuring 44 archways with more than 40,000 wisteria vines has been unveiled in Bath this morning at SouthGate, transforming St Lawrence Street North and St Lawrence Street South into a floral spectacle. The purple and cream flower canopy follows SouthGate’s iconic umbrella street which was one of the UK's most photographed and viewed 9

May 18, 2018 5:01 AM Beaumont Hospital bake off raises dough for defibrillator

A BAKE off fundraiser competition has raised money towards providing the people of Bolton with a defibrillator. Staff at BMI The Beaumont Hospital held the competition and cake sale to raise funds for a community defibrillator. Staff at the hospital in Lostock, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, used the occasion to challenge themselves to fundraise 7

May 13, 2018 7:52 AM Hospice needs volunteers so amazing work continues

The fundraising team at St Luke’s Hospice are looking for “fun loving” people willing to volunteer and offer their help at hospice events and in their office. On Thursday, May 17, the hospice fundraising team is holding an open event from 3pm to 7pm at their base at Astra House Christy Way, Southfields Business Park, Basildon. Members of the public are invited 16

May 12, 2018 5:02 AM Memorial fund set up after death of Horwich teenager nears £80,000 as family marks 10th anniversary

A MEMORIAL fund set up after a 19-year-old died from cancer has almost reached £80,000 just 10 years after his death. Dean Thompson, who lived in Horwich, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma,bone cancer, in April 2007. He received treatment at the young oncology unit at the Christie Hospital but died on May 12 2008. The Dean Thompson Memorial Fund was set up following 9

May 11, 2018 9:05 PM 'Oh mummy, I can't breathe': Mother saved her daughter's life with CPR after the ten-year-old collapsed at the finish line of a school race

A ten-year-old girl was saved by her mother after she collapsed at the end of a school race with a heart problem. Nurse Jo Naylor told her daughter Amelia to 'stop being silly' after she collapsed on the ground after her race. But Mrs Naylor then watched as her daughter's eyes rolled back in her head and her breathing became strained. She began to give her daughter 9

May 11, 2018 2:06 PM 'Dead Good Festival' to be staged in York

YORK'S first ‘Dead Good Festival’ will take place next week in an attempt to encourage people to have conversations about dying. Sarah Gilbank, of St Leonard’s Hospice, leading the festival as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, said it always seemed too early to talk about death until it was too late. "It is something we all have to face and talking 7

May 10, 2018 10:02 AM Dead Ringers join jam packed line up for Llandudno's Craft of Comedy

Vintage daftness, biting satire and a pub landlord are just some of the acts joining the epitome of impersonators for a Llandudno comedy fringe festival. Award-winning Radio 4 show Dead Ringers will headline the Craft of Comedy UK Fringe with a recording in front of a Venue Cymru audience as part of a five-night comedy convention. Joining Dead Ringers 12

May 8, 2018 9:15 AM Nick Jonas took tube to one of the biggest fashion events of the year

Singer and actor Nick Jonas took public transport to one of the biggest nights on the fashion calendar. Jonas, 25, posted a photograph of himself waiting for a tube in New York, known there as the subway, on his way to this year’s religion-themed Met Gala. He also shared an Instagram story documenting his day before heading off to join some of Hollywood’s 13

May 6, 2018 5:27 PM Crowds welcome first Fossgate Festival of the year

CROWDS of people enjoyed al fresco food and drink at the weekend and welcomed the first of this year’s Fossgate Festivals in York. The Fossgate Festival sees the street completely closed to traffic, while traders host cafes, bars and stalls in the street with free entry for the public and live music and food available. The festivals run throughout the summer 6