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Bask in our warmth! August is always a bit hit and miss, here in dear old Blighty. You might fondly remember sweltering Augusts spent off school, at the seaside, in the park, necking Panda Pops and licking 99s. However, in reality the month of August can be somewhat unpredictable, and there is just as much a chance of a thunder storm than glorious sunshine. But relax, as we’re here. If you’re missing the blazing sun of summers gone, just stand near to our offices. Right now they are glowing like the corona of the sun itself, as we’ve worked ourselves into a molten mess preparing this month’s issue. The air conditioning has been working overtime, and the local Coop had to order in more ice lollies

for us – that’s how hot we’ve been. And it certainly hasn’t been a waste of time, as the August issue is a stunner. As well as fanning your face with it on a sticky day, we heartily recommend you read the contents, too, as there you will find our charity special feature detailing the recent hard work of York Against Cancer. You’ll also find all your usual favourites, from the history hopping Time Travel feature, to the Treasure Hunt, Gadget Guide, and expert advice columns. And lots and lots of events listings and advertiser details; so you can find the coolest happenings to attend, and also the coolest refrigerator repair person. Chill out, and see ya next time!

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Think of the two most depressing words in the English language. Jeremy Corbyn? No: it’s far worse than that. Namely Saving Money. As everyone knows, this is a very dreary activity. In my case, it has been brought on by moving into a crumbling money-pit of a house (should have spent money on a survey, I now realise). Fortunately, I have a friend in a similar predicament, so we can Save Money together. Hmm, I wonder. What can we do to ease our financial predicaments? There’s one obvious solution: throw away the Boden catalogues as soon as they arrive. That represents an instant saving for both of us. But then she has another idea: only buy clothes in the sales. If Hobbs dresses have 50% off, buying two constitutes an immense saving. 

I try this theory out in Jigsaw on Stonegate, with instantly pleasing results. In fact, it’s so pleasing that I find myself visiting Pure Collection too. Lots of money saved there. These are, of course, luxury items which I could reasonably sacrifice on the altar of a new boiler and rewiring. But then there are those items

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which fall into the “need” category. And spending on these obviously doesn’t count as spending money. And so it is off to John Lewis at Monks Cross, where I find that I definitely need a goose-feather duvet (both necessary and in the clearance, so that’s money saved twice over). What’s more, I need a pepper mill, an iron (being fed up with my

Sellotaped one), and some tumble dryer balls. With those needs satisfied, I return home via Foss Islands, where I discover in Home Bargains that I need a whole variety of household items (from toothpaste to pan scourers to Pringles). However, they are all so cheap that I more or less didn’t buy them at all. 


Feeling terribly pleased with myself for Not Spending Anything, I decide to spend Friday at the Wombells Auction preview. Because if you do buy anything at an auction, you do so in the knowledge that you can always sell it back. I think this is what’s known as a win-win situation. And, as we all know, everyone needs an ancient non-working black telephone, three boxes of crockery, various interesting-looking wooden items, two curtain poles, and a picture that will need an unconscionable amount of money spending on it. Another triumph for the Non-Spender, I think. What’s more, I also have a wardrobe to sell. So not only do I save money at Wombells, but I make money too.

I am a bit distressed to see that they are displaying said wonderful antique in the back room, along with old golf clubs and dead men’s drills. But I am optimistic that it will make my fortune.

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Having thoroughly proved Ogden Nash wrong when he claimed that “a penny saved is impossible”, I save even more money by not having my squeaky car brakes looked at in the Raylor Centre. After all, I don’t really use the car much as riding a bike is completely free. Unless, that is, you have two cycling helmets stolen from outside the Minster in as many weeks, which makes it somewhat more expensive than driving.

That evening, I scour their website in anticipation, thinking of the goosefeather pillows I will now be able to buy to match my duvet. “Sold for £4”.  Once I have paid the seller’s fee and minimum charge, I think that leaves me owing them £1.60. I knew I should have bid for the vintage calculating machine. Still, a trip to Wombells is a whole lot more fun than a world cruise and costs nowt, so I’m not complaining. Maybe I should plan a trip to hospital: free B&B, and no utility bills (another bore). Though given that I am yet again minus a cycling helmet, I ought perhaps to be careful what I wish for.  There’s only one solution, really: a trip to Waitrose for a free coffee. But what’s this? A bill for £80 for a few vital groceries? Ah well. I shall ponder this while reading my free newspaper. Yet another £1.60 saved. My future career as Chancellor of the Exchequer starts now. 

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Dear Daphne, I am sick of being the designated driver on nights out. I don't mind driving now and again, but there’s hardly anyone in my friendship group that drives, and the ones that can, rarely offer. I’m sick of everyone wanting me to stay out late when I’m on diet cokes all night. I don't want to be standoffish but when it’s late at night I find myself losing my temper with them. Sincerely, Designated Driver, York

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A friend frequently comes SOFA over late with tales of woe SURFER always hinting she wants to stay the night on our sofa. I always give in because it seems like she has such a rough life but I am getting tired of listening to one tale after another. Some of her stories are very farfetched and when I question her she clams up and says it’s all too much to talk about. How do I get to the bottom of this and reclaim my sofa and sanity? Rosemary from Stockton   People love to tell stories more favourably and interestingly than they actually happened. We’re all guilty from time to time but when things get unrealistic, and you’re tired of the same rubbish

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Hey Designated Driver, THIS IS EASY. Stop. Just stop doing it. Suggest getting a taxi or bus when your friends bring up a night out. That way, if they want to drive, they can get in their own cars and share the love (the ones that can). Your other friends will see no need to get a driver’s licence as long as you're ferrying them around, so a little bit of tough love is needed here. It needs to get harder for everyone else, before it gets easier for you. My advice here is pretty straight forward: if you don't want to do it, don't do it. Stand your ground and have a fun night out with everyone else. Daph x

on different days, these stories get boring. Maybe you've been so welcoming in the past that you've made a rod for your own back. It can be un-done. If your friend is in need of a place to stay, you can offer her sanctuary without company. Let her stay but explain you're busy that night - what’s a performance without the audience? As for getting to the bottom of why she's doing this: that’s a tougher nut to crack. You could confront her about it, or maybe ask mutual friends if they know what's going on with her, but other than that - you might have to live with not knowing. Go get your sofa back girl! Daph x

Dear Daphne, I acquired a new friend through an art class I went to last year. It was nice to have a companion in the classes and I thought we got on pretty well. We met up a couple of times afterwards and I decided that even though she's not a bad person, I don’t particularly enjoy spending time with her on a one-to-one basis. I tried to cool our friendship off because she was being a little full on, only to find that she’s booked a weekend away for my birthday. I’m absolutely dreading going away with her and feel terribly guilty about the whole thing. Help! J, Dringhouses

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Dear Daphne, My good friends are getting married in church next month, the trouble is, I'm an atheist and really don't feel comfortable or willing to go and sit through the service. Can I ask to cut it out and meet them at the reception without offending them? Anon, Clifton

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Making someone's wedding about you is a pretty good reason not to go. But jokes aside, it’s their big day. Many people sit through religious services that they don't believe in for the sake of their friends, especially when they're paying for your three course meal afterwards, it’s called being part of a multicultural society. Do you think they will be offended? I think they probably would, especially if you're a good friend. However, if you have super understanding mates, who don’t take offence easily, and you really do feel so strongly about the matter, then I guess you could give it a go. Don’t come crying to me afterwards though. Daphne x

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Without feeling smug or complacent, you will nevertheless feel quite satisfied by the way things pan out in August. A few long standing wrongs are put to rights, especially in connection with relationships, and any legal aspects seem to serve you well. If there have been inner feelings of unfairness and injustice, then there is a gradual process of exorcism working here and by month’s end, even though not everything will have been resolved to your satisfaction, you’ll

be feeling more vibrant and confident than you were at the beginning of the month. In broad astrological terms, this is a time of change for many Leo-born people, and it is up to you to take charge of the process. Only you can decide what needs to be kept and what needs to be discarded in the process of finding greater meaning and a clearer sense of direction.

VIRGO 24TH AUG - 22ND SEP

building emotional bridges. Older male members of the sign can look forward to financial gains, influenced by golden handshakes, pension plans, tax refunds, etc. et al.

Although this is a vibrant and exciting time in affairs of the heart, there may need to be some temporary separation between yourself and a partner, while one (or both) of you get sidetracked into some practical pursuits. However, the old saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder” is very applicable, and overall, relationships gain strength and purpose.

LIBRA 23RD SEP - 23RD OCT Old lovers come looking for second

chances, and while the final decision is ultimately yours, love is not always lovelier the second time around. Mother/son relationships undergo some change, especially if the son is now looking for greater freedom and independence. The 8th to the 21st seems to be a very bright time in connection with cash and careers.

SCORPIO 24TH OCT - 22ND NOV Younger members of the sign will enjoy some notable improvements on the job scene, while more mature Scorpios will be concentrating on

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SAGITTARIUS23RD NOV-21ST DEC In many respects a rather low key month, wherein no matter what is happening on the social scene, you feel isolated and frustrated. The cause of such feelings will be different for different people… everything from the state of the nation, to the state of your wardrobe. Older

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CAPRICORN22ND DEC - 20TH JAN An exciting month, and for a number of different reasons. New additions to the family should bring a sense of joy and pleasure, and there are some very powerful energies connected with job satisfaction and long term security. Relationships are stable, but a partner may annoy you by their constant advice to slow down, and to finish what you have started.

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Someone else’s mood may bring a degree of tension to relationships, but this is a passing energy and you must not get drawn into serious arguments. Older parents may meet future son or daughter-in-laws for the first time (whether they are recognised as such or not) and travel aspects take you along a north/south axis before month’s end.

The dog days of summer will see you feeling tethered and frustrated. You want to go to Bermuda and end up in Bridlington! It’s a rather stagnant month on the job scene, not helped by the fact that you have zero enthusiasm. Brighter notes creep in where relationships are concerned, and you will enjoy playing with some new toys.

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Potentially some conflict in parent/ child relationships and there are some arguments here that you can never win. There is a bright energy where romantic interests are concerned, with some lovely opportunities presenting themselves around the 10th. Career aspects are a bit doggy until the 23rd or 24th at which time they pick up pace and momentum.

A good month for buying and selling, either for profit or for fun! Out with the old and in with the new! If things are a bit slow between the 7th and the 15th this is made up for by a big boost of fresh energy coming in around the 16th or 17th which may have something to do with holidays and travel plans during the last couple of weeks of the month.

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Normally in this section of the magazine we encourage you to join groups and societies across the city, but how about joining the hallowed ranks of those whose portraits adorned the walls of Benningbrough Hall? As part of The National Trust’s Portraits Untold project, the stately home just north of York is looking to find people like you who would be willing to share their life stories while having their portrait painted by an artist. Called Prejudice and Pride, and celebrating 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the four day residency at the hall in October will see artist Tanya Raabe-Webber create live portraits of the sitters, while discussing what diversity means to them. An audience will also be present, creating their own artworks about the event, some of which will be incorporated into the final pieces. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, and you have a story to share, sign yourself up today; the closing date is 31st August. n Visit www.portraitsuntold.co.uk

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No, not badgers, buckets, and Birmingham (what a weekend that was!), but rather three things that make the perfect August day. Bikes, Bakes, and Banter is a cycling group for women who meet up to ride, chat, and indulge in cakes. Set up to encourage more female cyclists onto their bikes, but without the competitive edge (unless you’re trying to determine who can scoff a Victoria Sponge the quickest), the social group like to challenge themselves with regular rides of 35-40 miles, exploring the local countryside and city. A great bunch, they are keen to recruit a few new members. If you’re interested, give them a ‘like’ on Facebook and say hi. n Visit www.facebook.com/Bikesbakesandbanter

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SPARE TIME SAVES LIVES! It’s true, and you could help one of the country’s most worthwhile charities by simply donating a bit of your spare time. Marie Curie are on the look out for enthusiast new volunteers to join the team. Are you creative? Do you like organising events? Maybe you’re good with admin, or counting money. Whatever your skills and interests, there will be a role for you to fill in York, and right now they are specifically looking for volunteers to be part of a fundraising group covering the postcodes YO23, YO24, YO26 and YO30. This would a great opportunity to make new friends, improve that CV, and earn some vital new skills. n If you live in or around those areas, and would love to know more, call 55260 or email Jennifer.carmichael@mariecurie.org.uk

THE WEST END AWAITS If we told you there was a club you could join that one day might lead to you performing in a West End theatre, we’re guessing that the dramatically-inclined amongst you would leap at it, right? Well, for the students of the Pauline Quirke Academy, that dream became reality last month, when the stage school put on the musical comedy The Lazy Ace at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. The run of the show was massively successful, and now the school is back in action in York, hoping to snag a few new pupils. Open to wannabe stars aged four to 18, and meeting at Huntington School, the academy is staffed by industry professionals and could lead to a very bright career in performing (or at least a tonne of fun!). n Find out more at www.pqacademy.com

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Join us as we journey back in time. No pushing. THIS MONTH: MORRISON’S MASSIVE CHIMNEY Ask yourself this: why is the Hazel Court recycling centre where it is? You could ask that of anything in York, and sometimes you'll work out the answer, other times not. But the reason why City of York Council decided to put their waste and recycling centre where it is today was heavily influenced by William the Conqueror. No joke. Stick with us kids...

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in Westminster Abby, William – who we've never admitted to being fond of – continued to bring England under his control. He was very mean to York, which resisted and rebelled against Norman rule for years, and, as well as burning most of the city down, he built a couple of castles here to keep an eye on our ancestors. Those castles needed a moat. By damning the Foss near to what is now Clifford's Tower, William flooded an entire area of York. Known as the King's Fishpool, in was where today we have Foss Islands Road (and the reason why there are no city walls around there – they weren't needed due to the water). However, as great as that was for that fiend William, by the 19th century the fishpool was a stagnant smelly mess, with the bad odours being linked to the outbreak of cholera in 1832. And so it was decided that it should be filled. With rubbish.

WHAT RUBBISH! Again, no joke – the people of York were paid by the cartload for dumping their rubbish into the fishpool, so as to raise the ground level and get rid of the water. It worked, and both the River Foss and Tang Hall Beck had their courses corrected, resulting in the flow of water we have today. But people kept dumping their rubbish around there. To deal with all that rubbish, which, due to York's booming population in the Victorian period, was becoming increasingly unmanageable, the City Corporation built 'The Destructor'. No, not a half man-half cyborg warrior portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, but rather an incinerator... with a very tall chimney. Built in 1899 the Destructor was daily charged with burning all the city's rubbish, as well as being used to generate electricity to


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From the 1920s the Destructor stopped producing electricity (a power station was built next door to handle that) and was used solely for the burning of rubbish, with the area around it becoming the city's dump; a role the area played right up until the start of the 21st century. When Foss Islands Road was being developed into the retail centre it is today, the dump was moved to a site nearby – Hazel Court, just off James Street behind the new retail units. That way, people didn't really have to go any further than they had in the past to dump their rubbish – which we've been doing there for 200 years now.

REMNANTS And the chimney, fortunately, was kept. All the supporting structures around it, such as the incinerator itself, have been removed; although it is still possible to see where the chimney connected to this, on the side facing Morrisons supermarket.

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Oh Baby! OPEN MIC WHERE: The Nook WHEN: Every Friday 8pm-11pm INFO: Cafe by day, live music, cocktail and local ale bar by night. The Nook is tiny but gorgeous. I stumbled upon it’s open mic night one drunken Friday, and had the best time. They’ve got some ace regulars and anyone who performs gets a free drink. Perfect place to go if you’re after a more chilled night out. You’ll find The Nook at 3a Castlegate.

Next month, studio manager, Zoe, is leaving work for the biggest job ever. She’s going to be a mum! I am quite frankly livid about this. The Ying to my Yang, the Ben to my Jerry’s, the calm to my ever disruptive storm, is leaving me. In times of stress and worry, Zoe always keeps her cool while I'm freaking out and swearing. She has an exceptional eye for detail and a diary that is kept in immaculate order. She makes lists of all the things she's going to do and ace’s them. We like to plan the magazines as a duo, because if something goes wrong, at least we will be in trouble together. When I need reassurance or someone to listen to me whinge (and trust me, I whinge like heck) she is always there, and always on my side. She knows all about my friends and

family and I know all about hers. I know that her go-to safe lunch is an egg and ham salad, (The Co Op discontinued it, she was gutted,) with a carrot cake and Diet Dr Pepper.

“She’s going to be a mum! I am quite frankly livid about this.” She hates grime music, loves heavy metal and this will be the first year in forever that she hasn’t been to a festival. She bulk buys her cleaning products for her house, and has a dog that get’s

more haircuts than her entire family combined. We love Eva (the dog) she's super cuddly, loves humans, comes in every Friday and nicks our chairs and barks to let us know when someone is at the door, super handy, 10/10 good dog. Without Zo, I'm not sure exactly what I’m going to do for the next twelve months of her maternity; we’ve become a great duo, and I will miss her terribly. But I do know from working by her side for the past couple of years, that she's going to be a kick-ass mum with the kindest heart and the best organisational skills of all time, ever. I mean she’s had to look after me like a child for the past two years anyway, which is great practice in itself.

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#orange ‘Rose gold hair is trendy’ I thought to myself strolling down the aisle of a well known highstreet shop, allured by the false promise of perfect hair dos in the home box dye department. I imagine my trail of thought was something like: ‘Yes, this pink hair dye will make me look sassy and fabulous. No I won’t check to see if it’s FULL OF BLEACH and going to RUIN my hair before I put it on, because I am a chuffing IDIOT.’ What was once a plethora of blonde highlights has become a patchy, orangey, mess mixed with a touch of pink. This look, I could have definitely rocked when I was 14. Paramore wannabe anyone? But, here I am: 23, full time job, car, bills and still making stupid decisions. I have made this mistake well over five times now since I started being

in control of my own hair, and to be honest, I wish my mum was still in charge because It would look way better right now. Up until this weekend, I was three years clean of hitting up the old home hair dye kits. But for some damn reason I just cannot stay away. To my fabulous hairdresser, if you’re reading this: You restored my hair to it’s former glory through regular cuts and carefully placed highlights. I’m sorry to have just undone three years of great hairdressing, but it’s all over now. I’ve done it again and I am dead embarrassed. So if anyone wants my advice: step away from the home hair dye kits (especially one’s with pre-lightner.) Call up your hairdresser, tell them you love them, and that you’re ready for your next colour.

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TREASURE HUNT h t u o S ul if t u a e b e This month we’re getting lost around the labyrinth h T of streets in the South Bank area of the city. Join us, won’t you? We begin at the top of Albemarle Road where it meets The Mount. Start walking along Albemarle Road, heading into the South Bank area. • Warning! What's automatic? • What does SES not accept responsibility for? • What animals are referenced by a house along here? • How far to Acomb on the Orbital Route? Throw a left up Philadelphia Terrace. • Between what times is the school gate locked?

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Turn right onto Trafalgar Street. • What colour is the horse?

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Turn right again onto Balmoral Terrace. • What saint has their own club around here?

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At the school, turn right onto the back lane that runs behind Sutherland Street. Note the tiles on the ground, possibly original Victorian, in pretty good nick. At the first opening, turn left onto Lorne Street. • When can't you stop on the entrance markings in the afternoon?

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Follow the road to the left onto South Bank Avenue. • In what year was the stone, inscribed with a lovely bit of Latin, installed? (bonus points for the translation – without using Google).

Turn left onto Count de Burgh Terrace. • Still on the club... what association does it have with James Bond? • Who supports Knavesmire Children's Centre?

At the end of the street, cross over Campleshon Road and enter the brand new Chocolate Works housing development. • To what time is the clock on the sign permanently pointing? • Why might you NOT want to eat the Chocolate Orange around here?

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For now, this area is still being built, so turn around back onto Campleshon Road, walk along it to the right, then hang a left down Kensington Street. • There's no church along here, but can you find the cross?

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At the top of the street, turn right back onto Balmoral Terrace and keep walking. • What Shakespearian family are referenced along here?

Turn left onto Bishopthorpe Road. Nearly there! • Bring your own what? • Name the rather splendid homes between Cameron and Aldreth Groves. • And finally... tying in nicely with our visit to his old factory, on what date did Joseph Terry help lay a foundation stone for the Methodist church?

Job done!

Hope you had fun, found a few new places you've never seen, and learnt a bit, too. High five!

Answers 1: Gate, “items lost, stolen, or damaged” in their car park, Squirrels, 1 ¾ miles. 2: 9am-3.30pm. 3: Adelaide Street, Minster. 4: 1900. 5: Golden (Chinese takeaway). 6: St Clements. 7: Number 007, Department for Children, Schools and Families. 8: 3-4pm. 9: 12.10ish, it's a metal fountain. 10: on the front door of number 33. 11: 'Montague' Street. 12: Alcohol (to the Village Spice), The Cameron Walker Homes, October 1st 1885.

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MARKETING ONE-TO-ONE by John Allsopp

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“We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in” Craig Davis, former Chief Creative Officer at J. Walter Thompson. Imagine you run a cake shop. You, and perhaps only you, know which of your cakes sell best. Suppose it’s your Bakewell Tart. The market has judged all your cakes against competitors (other cakes, other sweet things, other things people could do with their money) and decided that your Bakewell Tarts offer the best ‘value’: perhaps the nicest sweet taste per penny spent. Why do you think that is? Is there a story behind your recipe? Is there an emotional side to that story? What’s your real purpose and how does your Bakewell Tart help you achieve that? What’s the change you want in the world? Are you trying to make the best cake? Are you trying to provide cake for all? Maybe you are the community cake shop, part of all the important celebrations. The answer determines how you market yourself.

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When someone walks into your cake shop, they don’t know which is your best seller unless you make it clear. If you do, you are sharing community information for the benefit of your customers. What else do you know that would help your customers? Is there seasonality? (Yes, people lose interest around Christmas time (other than Christmas cake) and over midsummer.) Are ground almonds better at certain times of year? Can you offer ‘freezer packs’ so people can buy lots. What about cake club? How about asking for people’s improvement suggestions or ideas? Set up cake delivery (I heard ‘desserts’ is the fastest growing sector in Just Eat), deliver it using an old ambulance as ‘emergency cake’. How about we have fun with a video taste test or competition?

What are other bakers doing? What are the cake trends? (Vibrant green cake is a 2017 trend, I see.) Which 20% of your cakes bring in 80% of your profit? Why not stop baking the 80% of cakes that don’t really sell (and then encourage a protest group to protect your endangered cherry and marzipan cake).

If bakewells are your gateway cake, where are you taking people? What other cakes are popular, let’s get people to try those. Who’s in your community .. how about cooking Polish cakes or gluten free? What are your customers saying about you? Are you collecting reviews?


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Could you create a supporters’ club and involve them more? Do people just eat their bakewells or do they add cream or custard? Which is best? Warm, hot or cold? Find out with free tasting sessions.

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Every one of these possibilities can be publicised with a Tweet. A Facebook post. Instagram photo. Shop window poster. PR story. Radio interview. Letterbox flyers. Facebook/Twitter ads. Become a tourist attraction through Trip Advisor. Press ad. Blog. Infographic. YouTube video. This is content marketing and it’s 2017’s biggest marketing trend, whatever your business. It’s about creating entertaining, useful and valuable articles, videos (and more) that benefit your customer, often by making them smarter and more knowledgable about the products they are buying and how they are used. Great content upholds your brand values so that if, for instance, you stand for Quality, then you can gather around you an army of supporters who want the same thing and you can stand together: What do we want? Quality cake! When do we want it? MMnmnmchewnmnmchewnfhth. Get in touch, let’s make things better.

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One of the country’s leading law firms has now established a presence in York. Setfords, which has over 170 consultant solicitors working nationwide, is now represented in our fair city by Simon Ward, a solicitor with 20 years’ experience in commercial and employment law matters. Simon has previously worked both in-house for Setfords, and for top 50 firms BLM and Mills & Reeve, so he knows what he’s talking about. He said: “The innovative and creative ways in which Setfords operates means that I have the support and flexibility to deliver the dedicated, personal service that clients desire at a cost-effective price.” An employment law specialist, Simon is happy to meet you and see how he can help. n Call 809920 or email sward@setfords.co.uk

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August; the most dangerous month for a football fan, when that dreaded feeling of optimism rears its ugly head. Preseason is always the best time to catch York City; they are built up to be absolute world beaters and the players instant legends, only to fall somewhat short when the real stuff starts. Before anyone detects negativity, I speak as someone who has witnessed four good seasons in 25 years of solid support. Back in 2008, we signed an Irish player called Niall Henderson who I missed appearing in a friendly game

Each month Dan delivers his thoughts on local, national, and international sporting clashes. Pray silence.

where I had it on a solid (if drunken) recommendation that he was as good as Maradona. By the time I saw him pull on the red shirt it in the regular season he was more like Madonna and the only ray of light was that someone in the Irish premier league was willing to take him off our hands after six poor appearances. According to Wikipedia, he had a good season for Dungannon Swifts in 2010, so perhaps we were hasty in releasing him. Joking aside, it’s great news that the football season is upon us as regular TV just doesn’t cut it. I must have over a thousand channels and the best someone can suggest to me is a programme called Love Island. You know even Sky Sports are struggling

in the football off-season when they are discussing that Wayne Rooney still wears Everton pyjamas to bed. This is the same Wayne Rooney who has been widely praised for taking a pay cut to re-join his boyhood team. Not exactly voluntary work when £150,000 is hitting your bank account every week, but good luck to him if someone is willing to pay it.

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I must congratulate Celtic who have won the Scottish Premier League this season, but for competitive football action look no further than the National League North where York City will be hoping to gain an automatic return to the league they were just relegated from. I did say this last year, but in Gary Mills I have a bit more confidence, as do the bookies who have the Minstermen as favourites for the title. Saturday August 5th is the opening home game against Telford United before Darlington come to

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As football returns, Cricket is nearing its peak with the County Championship drawing to a close and a mass of T20 to be played. Yorkshire’s season at time of writing is somewhat mixed, but the T20 format is one the side have competed in the past few seasons. I don’t think you can beat the sun beaming down on Headingley and watching T20. Perhaps the only person not a fan of the height of British summer is the guy inside Vinny the Viking (the Yorkshire Mascot) who must look like Lee Evans when he steps out of his costume at stumps.

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Water causes car to catch fire Normally water is used to put out a fire, but in this particular case, it caused it. When a Mercedes got caught in a sudden flash flood in the Ross Township of Pennsylvania, the driver and passengers climbed out and paddled to safety. Obviously they thought their car would be safe, if a little damp, and waited for the flood waters to subside. But then their car burst into flames, despite being soaked through. The moment was caught on a passer-by’s phone, but investigators believe the water caused an electrical short which created a small spark. That spark must’ve found its way to some flammable material, and the rest is... well charred and ruined. Our writer Howard is planning on using this story as an excuse to never again wash the family car. You can’t be too careful...

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Oi, cancer! NO! Cancer doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell in this city. That is because we have one of the most dedicated and hard-working charities in the country battling the disease every day, with research, education, and care. York Against Cancer this year celebrates 30 wonderful years of fighting a disease that touches so many people’s lives, and we join them by dedicating this special feature to the charity’s incredible achievements past, present and future. In 1987... … two surgeons, John Craven and Steve Leveson, thought that the facilities and care for cancer patients in York could be improved. The two doctors wanted to increase the level of care given to cancer patients, start to raise funds and awareness about cancer, and also pioneer research into cancer cures. Along with research scientist Colin Garner, they decided to do just that, and York Against Cancer was born. The former Mayor and local businessman, Jack Birch, accepted the role of the charity's first chairman, and YAC began working alongside York Teaching Hospital and also the University of York. There, the Jack Birch Unit of Molecular Carcinogenesis was established, where specialist research could be carried out to create cures and treatments for various forms of cancer. Meanwhile, fund raising drives were organised, education programmes were created alongside local schools, and volunteers were recruited. In three decades charity has helped thousands of people in their battle against cancer, saving many lives as a direct result of equipment bought and cures discovered. Also, the regular bus service through to Leeds Hospital has meant receiving treatment has been made easier for many more people. It's safe to say that, because of York Against Cancer's mere existence, our city is a happier, healthier place to live.

They need you It's true. They only way YAC can continue to function is if you get involved. Sure, the easiest way to help is to make a donation, but if you'd like get involved in a greater way, and make some great new friends while you're at it, you should sign up as a volunteer. There are so many volunteering opportunities with York Against Cancer, so no matter what your skills are, there is bound to be something for you do. YAC's volunteers take part in a mix of important jobs, events, tasks, and crazy fun - all of which helps to raise those vital funds. From collecting spare change on the street, baking cakes, and manning information stalls, to working in Telephone: the charity shop and helping to manage high-profile events, there's something for everyone to get involved with. n The best way to find out more and to express an interest in giving some of your time, is to either email the charity's office at office@yorkagainstcancer.org.uk, or pick up the phone and introduce yourself by calling 764466. You definitely won't regret it.

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6TH AUGUST JANE TOMLINSON’S RUN FOR ALL, around York. Dust off your running shoes and join this year’s Asda Foundation York 10K, a flat route through the city. YAC have free places on offer, and all they ask is that each runner raises a minimum £100 in sponsorship. Even if you’re not running, the day will be fun to attend to cheer on the runners. To apply, and get more info, call 764466.

YORK FAMILY RACE DAY, York Racecourse. As well as all the fun of the races, York Against Cancer will be present to collect some dosh from the crowds of happy people. The charity needs as many volunteers as possible to make this a major success, so please contact them if you can help.

23RD SEPTEMBER FEATHERS AND PEARLS 30TH ANNIVERSARY BALL, York Racecourse, 7pm. Slip back in time to the Roaring Twenties at the charity’s 30th anniversary ball. An evening of old-style glamour is in store at this spectacular event, with a drinks reception followed by a wonderful three-course meal with wine. Entertainment will be provided by live party band Pure Silk, and you ought to book early to avoid disappointment. Go to www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk

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7TH OCTOBER AWARENESS DAY AND STREET COLLECTION, across the city. York Against Cancer’s annual city-centre street collection, for which an army of collectors is needed. If you could spare an hour to help please contact the charity. This year workers are also holding an awareness event outside M&S on Parliament Street, with entertainment, stalls, fruit giveaways, information and advice.

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Very APPEAL-ing For their 30th anniversary year York Against Cancer are having a massive push for one very important appeal – one that will change the lives of thousands of people. Can you help? If you need cancer treatment and you live in central York, YAC's regular bus trips over to Leeds make it quick, easy, and free. However, for those living with cancer in areas far out of the city, such as Scarborough, Malton, and Bridlington, getting over to Leeds can be costly and inconvenient. So here's a thought: what if the treatment came to them? That is the thinking behind York Against Cancer's latest initiative, to buy new mobile chemotherapy unit to bring treatment closer to home for rural patients. Once up and running this summer, it will cost almost £1000 to keep it on the road each day, delivering chemotherapy to people who desperately need it.

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Shropshire, with input from teams within the hospital trust, including clinical, transport, estates and facilities, IT, and infection prevention. But, to get the service off to a flying start, the charity's birthday appeal aims to raise £100,000.

Where you step in There are lots of ways that you can help YAC raise that cash. The easiest way is to flip to the Events page in this special feature and pop along to a show or event that they have organised. You'll have a great time, as well as helping them out. Highlights include the Feather and Pearls Ball in September, and the Christmas Swing concert in December. Of course, donations are very welcome – and easy to do, as well. To donate with your mobile text YACP30 plus the amount of your donation, so either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. Then send to 70070. It’s also really

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Slick new look What better way to celebrate three decades of important life-saving work than with a change? Earlier in the year YAC unveiled their new logo, featuring a modern, organic Y. The three colours of the Y represent the three things that the charity does every single day: care, educate, and research. We think it looks rather snazzy, so be sure to familiarise yourself with it.

involved with YAC. Find out elsewhere in this special feature how to do just that.

Streamlined No, not news of staff cutbacks within the charity, but rather some great news for the hat industry. People go to all kinds of different lengths to help YAC, but the marketing and events manger of York Mansion House, Anne Platt, worked out how she could raise thousands of pounds by sitting in a chair for a few minutes. Anne had all her hair shaved completely off for the charity, and managed to raise a whopping £4000! Anne lost her mum to cancer last year, and was herself diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in the year.

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How far? If someone said they wanted you to join in with a sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for charity, you’d probably assume they meant to Castle Howard and back, right? Well, the York Pedallers, a group of local cyclists, decided to step up their fund raising efforts by several notches... and biked all the way to Paris. You know, that city in France! The group raised more than £14,000 in doing so, meaning that, over the many years that hey have been helping YAC, they have donated more than £100,000. That’s great news, and we wish everyone involved the very best, but... how do you cycle across the English Channel?

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As we've already pointed out, York Against Cancer just wouldn't be able to function without the massive team of volunteers working tirelessly behind, and in front of, the scenes. But if you've ever wondered how good those volunteers are, just ask the Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd CBE. In September he'll be awarding the charity the country's most prestigious recognition for volunteers, the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, in which a crystal dome and certificate signed by the Queen will be handed over. York Against Cancer’s general manager, Julie Russell, visited Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Award, saying “It’s particularly fitting that the award has come in this, our 30th anniversary year, because it is the selflessness and dedication of our volunteers that has made us the success that we are today.” If you fancy getting involved yourself,

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Saving lives already You might expect to wait a while to see the direct results of a new piece of medical technology, but not so with York Against Cancer's latest investment. A Dermatoscope funded by the charity was able to identify suspected skin cancer just days after being given to a local GP. He was able to snap an image of a patients's mole, which had recently changed shape, and immediately forwarded it to a dermatologist who diagnosed cancer. Treatment began straight away, and the patient's prognosis seems excellent. York Against Cancer provided £26,000 to purchase 37 Dermatoscopes for local GP practices, and its great to see that they are already being used in the best possible way. Dr Dan Cottingham, GP MacMillan Cancer Lead for NHS Vale of York Clinical

Commissioning Group, said: “The use of this technology, allowing specialised photographs to be sent electronically to the local dermatologists, has enabled the swift diagnosis of a worrying skin problem.” Meanwhile, YAC's Chairman, Professor Steve Leveson, said: “It is really great that York Against Cancer can be involved in such a useful project based in primary care. Skin cancers are the most common cancer in this country. I am sure that the use of dermatoscopes will save many unnecessary referrals and will speed up access in the appropriate cases. It will produce a significant cost saving to the NHS.” So if you notice a change in a mole, or indeed anything unusual on your skin, thanks to the new Dermatoscopes your GP might have answers for you sooner than you think.

their families to spend a bit of time away from York and enjoy a break, for free. Now, patients undergoing cancer treatment at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust can apply for a stay at a new property in Filey. The beautiful four-bedroomed house can sleep up to eight people in comfort and style with modern furnishings and luxurious fixtures and fittings. There’s a balcony and sun terrace for sunny days, and a wood-burning stove for cool days and evenings. An amazing five-mile beach is on the doorstep and the house is part of The Bay, an exclusive, award-winning coastal holiday village, complete with parkland, a leisure complex, a pub and a restaurant. n If you think you are eligible for a stay at the new house, give the charity a call on 764466, or visit www. yorkagainstcancer. org.uk/ourholiday-homeswhitby-and-filey for more info.

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with her staff, she organised a “Come Dancing” fundraising event, including Cha-Cha-Cha lessons for beginners. Once the successful evening came to a close, she had raised £725 for York Against Cancer. “My husband Andy is a qualified dance teacher and we thought this would be a bit different”, said Nicola, 51, who began ballroom dancing after meeting Andy four years ago.

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The Feather and Pearls Ball will take place at the Voltigeur Suite, York Racecourse, and will include a sparkling drinks reception, an exclusive three-course meal with paired wines, and dancing with the Pure Silk Party Band. Tickets are £75 per person including wine, and are available at www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk.

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So, after last month’s sideways look at Star Wars, I thought I would try and keep all sides of the intergalactic nerd battle happy and make reference to that other great sci-fi institution, Star Trek! If you’re a bit of a geek like me, you will be familiar with the mesmeric Patrick Stewart whose super cool Captain Jean Luke Picard lead the plucky crew in countless pointless escapes involving green creatures of dubious origin. And the captain's most memorable saying (other than “engage”) was “Tea, Earl Grey, hot”, a command he gave to the ships drinks machine in his commanding Shakespearean tones. Voice control may still seem like a thing of the future, but currently manufacturers are all rushing to try and make their products voice control ready.

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The smart revolution has already put the control of all sorts of music systems, TVs and even ovens and toasters at our fingertips via a phone or tablet, but now simple integration with vocal recognition products like Amazon’s Echo make it possible to speak to your oven and make it bow to your every command. Do you need this? Yes, is the simple answer. The interface between man and machine has always been one of the major sticking points in the design of any product; if we can speak to our products, and be understood, then programming them will become so much simpler. You can become commander of your own kitchen, going boldly forward to pick up the coffee you just asked your machine to prepare you using only the power of your voice. The applications are endless and the benefits enormous; smart products have just been given a real leg up. The future is here, now! n Visit www.htodd.co.uk

CREATING THE SPECIAL AMBIENCE We hear from Mel Collier of JDL... To many people a bathroom is more than just a room for your ablutions; it is a safe haven at the end of the day where you can relax, unwind and have a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When having a new bathroom fitted, a lot of people forget this fact and enter default mode of harsh bright white lighting, and when you couple this with predominantly white pottery and the extractor fan whirring above you, your senses are immediately awoken... not relaxed! Here at JDL we offer the whole sensory experience and the results can transport you to a luxurious spa in the comfort of your own home.

IN THE BEGINNING... First consider the lighting. By installing different forms of mood lighting your bathroom can go from harsh to welcoming. LED tape lighting can be placed underneath basin shelves and

in alcoves to highlight your accent pieces, and can be in warm amber tones or cool white tones depending on the mood you are trying to create. Adjustable downlighters on a dimmer switch can be installed, and even mirrors and cabinets now come with integral lights. Once the lighting is as you want it, think about media. Our fully trained and qualified electricians can fit a sound system such as Sonos with ceiling speakers, linked to your own device so that you can play your own music directly into your bathroom. Whether your taste is pop, gospel, classical, R & B or heavy metal, you will feel fully immersed in your own individual bathing experience (in some cases, your bath can even double up as a speaker so you can hear music both above and below the water level!). The most important thing to remember when undertaking anything electrical in a bathroom or wet environment is that all the work needs to be undertaken by a qualified electrician using specialist products. Luckily at JDL we can offer all the services you require under one roof to turn your dream into a reality!


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Step away from the paint, we want something we can feel, touch and smell. Cue natural wooden surfaces, second hand furniture and recycled materials. Chip board and reclaimed wood are proving to be cheap and attractive materials seen more and more in the home.

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Following on from tropical themes, desginers have turned their attention to exotic animals, taking inspiration from the wonderous creatures of the world, and replicating them in the form of art, ornaments and wallpaper. Expect to see parrots, flamingo’s and plenty of brightly coloured birds in a home near you soon.

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If all has gone to plan and the hard work of the spring has paid off, you'll be able to relax in your gorgeous garden this month and unwind. To that end, here are some outdoor furniture ideas to make the best of the sunny weather. While not moving.

HUMMEL RATTAN SUN ISLAND What is actually four individual pieces of furniture, the Rattan Sun Island can join together to create an outside bed complete with clamshell sun shield. Imagine drifting off to sleep on that on a warm summer's day. Ahh... n £899.99 from www.artelia-design.co.uk

ROWLINSON BALMORAL CORNER ARBOUR Arbours can add a seating area, and some much needed shade, to an unused corner of your garden. Make yourself a cuppa, grab a good book, and settle in for the rest of the month. n £279 from www.cuckooland.com

PARSONS PICNIC SET PERSONALISED LETTER GARDEN DECKCHAIR A good old fashioned deck chair can actually be the most comfortable thing ever, and this one can be personalised. Get you name printed on there, or indeed a rude slogan to ward off anyone else who comes sniffing around for a snooze in the afternoon sun. n £89 from www.notonthehighstreet.com

You might get peckish, what with all that lounging around, so get this outside dining set, too. All in wood, and with cushions on the long benches, it'll do for a while until you flop back down into a hammock. n £399 from www.outandoutoriginal.com

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Single flowers having four petals, Semi-Doubles with five, six, or seven petals, and Doubles having eight petals. Also I think Fuchsias are a great addition to the garden or show bench due to the fact they are easy to grow and can be grown in a variety of styles (eg. Shrub, Standard, Pyramid, Hanging Baskets, and Espalier). To create a Fuchsia bush that will give you great colour all season long, you will need to: STRIKE A CUTTING – This means putting the end of the cutting into a rooting power, then into a growing medium. When roots have developed the cutting has ‘struck’.

The beauty of growing Fuchsias is that there is such a large expanse of colour and flower shape, ranging from Singles, Semi-Doubles and Doubles.

POTTING UP – The term Potting Up means you take the cutting which has ‘struck’ and pot it into its first pot, allowing the plant to continue root development and nutritional intake in order to grow healthily. STOPPING OR PINCHING OUT – In order to create an even bush, once the cutting has reached the desired height, you simply ‘pinch out’ the growing tip back to the next set of leaf nodes. These in turn become the new growing tips, each time this is done you are doubling the growing tips, making your plant bushy and creating more branches in which flowers will come from, thus giving you a better show in the summer months. FEEDING – Fuchsias definitely benefit from supplement feeding, but

which one do you use? Cuttings or plants which have just been potted up into new compost should have sufficient feed from that compost to last around five to six weeks. It is after this period that you will need to feed. A general rule of thumb is to use a high Nitrogen feed early in the season; this will make the Fuchsia put on plenty of leafy growth early on, allowing you to create a network of branches as explained in the Pinching Out stage. Once achieved, it is best to move onto an equal strength Fertiliser, as this will keep the plant looking healthy whilst helping also to promote flowers. A high Potash Fertiliser can be used as it will enhance flower colour and performance, but it also ripens or hardens the wood (if growing varieties that need over-wintering, this will make it more difficult to get

them to grow in their second year, as the Potash hardens the wood so much). PREPARING FOR WINTER – Greenhouse or outdoor varieties are usually treated the same (other than the heat element). Once the cold weather arrives, you should notice the leaves begin to fall; this is when you should bring indoor varieties into the greenhouse. Once inside I would remove all the leaves by hand, as this will help prevent fungal disease. The same applies for outside varieties, although it is not as crucial. Do not prune until the next spring, when you can see where the plant is growing from, as you may find you get some die back. Therefore the more plant you have above ground level the better, over the winter months, as the ends will absorb the worst of the cold weather.

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I've noticed that my tomato plants leaves are flagging. Is this a shortage of water, and what can I do to stop this happening?

Water is necessary for the growth of all plants, both as an essential chemical in its own right, and also as the solvent within which other nutrients are dissolved.Its shortage in the soil, or sometimes in the air, can result in conspicuous damage and ultimately the death of plants with large, smooth leaves. Vegetable plants are particularly prone to damage from this shortage. Shortage of soil water may result from lack of rainfall or poor water retention by the soil, while a dry atmosphere can be caused by low humidity, wind, or high temperature. This then causes desiccation in the plant because it loses through its its leaves more water than it is able to replace through the roots. Therefore wilting occurs. A common symptom on tomatoes and capsicum peppers is blossom end rot, a problem caused by an imbalance of calcium within the plant, which is very often brought about by water shortage. A dark-coloured sunken area arises at the blossom end of the fruit. With dry air, the symptoms are similar to those induced by soil drought, but the browning or scorching of the leaves is the prevalent symptom.

Maintain adequate, but not excessive, watering of plants at all times. Take particular care at the time of flowering and when the fruit are forming, and pay special attention to tomatoes or other plants in growing bags as the compost can easily dry out. Dry air and its effects cannot be avoided outdoors, but in greenhouses, spray plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and vines at flowering time with water in the morning or evening to aid pollination, and feed fortnightly with a high potassium fertilizer.

Moist soils with high organic content support large populations of slugs, so some relief is given by cultivating frequently and thoroughly to expose eggs, young, and adults to predators and weather. In addition, they may be trapped by laying old lettuce or cabbage leaves, grapefruit skins, old sacking, and other material on soil surfaces on warm, humid evenings. Once caught, kill slugs by dropping them into a strong salt solution or very hot water.

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I have a big problem with slugs and snails in my garden. Can you give me some advice on how to keep my garden free from damage, please?

The weather recently has been ideal for slugs and snails, as they thrive in damp, warm, and humid conditions. The effects of many species of slugs and snails are similar since they all feed by rasping plant tissues with a toothed tongue. Irregular holes are eaten in roots, bulbs, tubers, stems, leaves, buds, flowers, and fruits. Most feed at night, with slime trails revealing their nocturnal activity. Damage to plants is generally most severe during warm, humid periods in spring and autumn. Tubers of potatoes are extensively damaged by subterranean slugs.

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VICTORIA, QUEEN OF PLUMS TONY CHALCRAFT GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON OUR GARDENS.

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This looks to be a vintage year for plums. After several years of modest pickings, most of my trees are carrying good crops. The heaviest cropping tree by far, out in wilds of the field orchard rather than the sheltered garden, is the Victoria plum. As I write it is laden with fruit. Barring disasters such as monsoon rain or gales or, more likely, broken branches caused by the weight of the crop, late August and early September promise a bumper harvest. The Victoria is Britain’s best known plum and old trees can still be found in many gardens. While the exact origin of the variety is unclear, as the name suggests it dates from the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign. Young trees can still be bought from nurseries today but there are also newer similar varieties such as Avalon and Jubilee. I have the latter and find it a slightly more reliable cropper and less trouble prone than Victoria.

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Victoria plums are not my favourite flavour wise. For fresh eating gages have are far more tasty and there are quite a few varieties that cook just as well if not better. Victoria’s virtue is that it is dual purpose, suitable for both cooking and eating. If you’re used to the hard and tasteless plums sold in shops all through the year, Victoria plums, whether fresh or cooked, will be a revelation. For eating make sure a Victoria is fully ripe. The skin should be dark red to purple in colour and soft when bitten. This year’s bumper Victoria crop is probably the result of the very mild spring. Like most plums Victoria is very susceptible to frost damage at blossom time. Some years a sharp frost in early April can wipe out most of the crop. Unfortunately, Victoria is also prone to a number of other problems. Of all the common plum types it’s probably the most affected by silver leaf. This is a fungus which causes leaves on infected areas to develop a silvery sheen. Whole branches and even the entire tree can die. To reduce the risk of infection minimise pruning, especially in winter.

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Perhaps the other main problem is plum moth which seems to have become more prevalent in recent years. Damage is caused by adult moths laying eggs which hatch and mine the developing fruit. It’s often not until a plum is cut for cooking, or worse still bitten into fresh, that the presence of the maggot is discovered. I find that moth damage causes affected fruits to ripen early so it’s probably best to be especially wary of those tempting first ripe plums and take a precautionary nibble rather than a big bite. While we’re discussing dangers, watch out for wasps! Ripe plums are a magnet to wasps and it’s not without reason that one of my uncles used to disparagingly refer to his Victoria plum as ‘just an old jasper tree’. But don’t let me put you off. Victoria, as with all plums, may have its fair share of snags, but in a good year such as this a tree laden with its ripening reddish purple fruit is one of the great treats of the late summer garden.

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Sarah has something to say. Just keep it to yourself, will you? By the time you get this month's magazine, your kids will have either finished school for the summer or just about to leave. Either way, you've probably already seen the signs in shops urging you to get the kids ready for 'Back to School'. Give me a break. My two kids have grown up a bit now, but I always remember wanting to savour the time they had off, despite me still having to work. Instead of worrying about getting them set to return, I wanted to embrace the summer and spend as much time as I could outside with them. I hope you do the same. And look at it this way; these days there is so much more going on in York for families to do than there was when my kids were little. And there aren't as many Viking raids these days, either. Yay! Self-burn! So ignore the shops pressuring you to buy all their kit RIGHT NOW. There will be pencil cases still left in Smith's on the 1st September. Instead, take them out, let them explore, and give them a chance to make some truly great summer holiday memories.

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I'M POTTY ABOUT THIS Excuse the bad pun (its the only kind I do), but I'm genuinely excited about these fun school holiday activities. At Bish Bash Pot on Walmgate they have a whole series of sessions available in which your youngsters can make and paint their own ceramic object. It could be an animal (I saw a picture of a pot tortoise on their website – I want it and I'd name him Sheldon McPotface), a plate, or even clay imprints from things they find out in the wild. The offer weekly courses that run the length of the holidays, and also one off classes to fill a fun afternoon. And they also run Ladies Nights, with the next one on 18th August, where girls can gather, decorate whatever they fancy, and take it home. Sheldon, I'm coming for you! n Anyway, if you're looking for a fun time this month, check out www.bishbashpot.co.uk

My two are waaay too big for me to pick their bags, but here are three excellent backpacks to help get younger kids set for September. MADPAX SPIKETPLUS REX BACKPACK. Careful not to jab yourself on it! This fun backpack is covered in soft spikes and is certainly eyecatching. Despite the crazy looks it still features several large pockets and even a laptop sleeve. n £45 from www.cuckooland.com ASDA BUTTERFLY PRINT RUCKSACK. Cheap as chips, but also very handy. This backpack features comfortable shoulder straps, roomy internal pockets, and exterior pockets for shoes of a water bottle. And come on, this ain't breaking nobody's bank! n £4 from www.direct.asda.com FJÄLLRÄVEN RE-KÅNKEN MINI. Swedish company Fjällräven have been making these backpacks since the 1970s to help kids be more comfortable at school. This mini version takes that idea and makes it even more innovative, as the whole bag is made from 11 recycled plastic bottles. What? n £60 form www.fjallraven.co.uk


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CAMPING FOR INTROVERTS Howard Mosley-Chalk is a father and a husband. But more importantly he is a man. These are his (un)manly words.

I'm an introvert. This I declare proudly. You see, introversion and extroversion have nothing to do with confidence, as some mistakenly believe. The difference – and this will aid in your own self-classification – is whether or not a person is either drained or uplifted by other humans. Does spending time with other people make you feel mentally and physically exhausted, or do you feel invigorated and energised in the company of others?

I get drained, more than you'd believe possible for a normal functioning adult, to the point where, after social situations, I HAVE TO get away and be alone. At uni my friends would speak of two Howards: the one at the beginning of the night filled with vim and vigour, encouraging everyone to scale the city walls whilst drunk, and the other who would sit blankly, silently waiting for an appropriate moment to leave. I once mapped my social enthusiasm on a graph, but then immediately tore up it because that was a weird thing to do.

spending time with my kids (despite having to tackle a barrage of questions like: “Why do you like green?”, “Why can't I eat wood?” and “Why are birds?”), although I do get physically pooped by the end of the day. Still, at least then I can retreat, with bairns all a-slumber, to the sanctuary of my desk, to look at old maps, watch

YouTube videos about old maps, and ponder on theories about old maps. Y'know, typical man stuff. However, that nightly retreat goes out the window when you're camping, which we recently did. As well as packing all three kiddos into the car, my wife had also arranged to go with friends, to let our kids and

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POINTERS Don't get me wrong – these are nice people that I know quite well. There were no new people there to ask me questions that fluster me like, “How are you?” and “Can I help you put that tent up?”. But still, being unable to retreat, even at night when the adults gathered by the cooling gas stove to chat, made me a tad anxious. There's only so many times you can “pop to the toilet” before people become suspicious.

“THAT WAS A WEIRD THING TO DO”. And so, to help other similarly afflicted introverts who might be camping in a group, I complied a list of things that helped me deal with the weekend. Some more feasible than others. • Pitch your tent last. If you put up your tent first, others will have a tendency to pitch theirs close to you, as is custom in our tribal society. If you're last, you can pitch it further

out, creating a bit of breathing space 'twixt you and the others. • Fake an illness. No, not hepatitis B or something, but more like a dicky tummy. That way people won't think its weird that you went to bed at 8pm, or that you're sitting silently, mentally naming star constellations.

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• Take a drone. I recommend taking a drone everywhere (except the field next to an airport), and doing so on a camping trip will give you a great excuse to bugger off for a bit. The kids will follow you, to watch you fly, but that's okay. WARNING: Don't take a drone if you're camping with another adult who also likes drones. • Wear colour-coded hats. You could take both a green hat and red hat, and hand out a laminated instruction sheet to all other campers. It should say: If hat green – okay to chat. If hat red – please no chat. My wife once banned me from handing out business cards that read: I'm not being rude, I just wish you would all go away.' Hope those help. I actually really enjoy camping, especially because the kids seem to thrive in the outdoors, and – so far, at least – in the company of friends. If any of this strikes a chord, and you feel you might be as introverted as I am, I really don't care.

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Being outdoors in green spaces is good for you! In the modern world many of us have become detached from the natural world around us. Our lives revolve around electronic gadgets and digital screens so August is a great time to get outisde and to experience the natural world which - and this might come as a shock to some of you - is right there waiting for you on your doorstep.

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Look at our monthly Give Us a Home column, and you'll see that every month we help a few lovely animals to find new homes. But, if you're looking to adopt a new pup, how about checking somewhere other than the RSPCA? How about Romania? Unlike here, Romania doesn't have any animal protection laws, meaning many dogs can end up abandoned and in need of new homes. Rags to Riches is a newly-formed charity, originally local to the York area, that helps to

make that happen, finding stray and mistreated dogs in Romania and bringing them here to the UK to find loving new families. As the organisation actually fosters the rescued pups in their own homes, they are able to perfectly match them to the right people. A great way to help animals in need. n Find out more about Rags to Riches (and see what dogs are hoping for a fresh start), at www.rags-2-riches. co.uk

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this might be to look for something they can never find, or in an attempt to continue with an old routine. Make sure you take regular accompanied walks with them, to allow them to get plenty of exercise.

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Fall Alert Pendant. If you care for someworkshops that ranges from survival bushcraft to GCSE English – and pretty one, but don't live with them, you might be anxious much everything in between. You about leaving them alone, especially if could try a parent and child class to make a textile advent calendar, give Pi- they are prone to falling. This Fall Alert Pendant features special sensors which lates a go, or even join in with a huge detects when the wearer has fallen, community art project. We included and does not require them to press the Learning 4 Everyone brochure with last month's magazine, but if you a button – a very useful thing if they were to loose consciousness. £179.95 don't still have that (what?!?), go to from www.personalalarms.org www.yortime.org.uk


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BUSTER. He went to the centre after his devoted owner could sadly no longer take care of him. Buster has a lung condition for which he is on medication, and due to this he will be on the assisted adoption scheme and will therefore need to be re-homed in the York area. n Call RSPCA York and District Branch on 654949 or visit www.rspca-yorkhome.org.uk FERN. Just 6 months old, she has a slight look of a border terrier. She was found abandoned and fending for herself, despite all she has been through she is now a playful, affectionate puppy with bright eyes and a great fun-loving attitude to life. n Visit www.rags-to-riches. co.uk, see more about the work this dog charity does on page 63

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LIMITED EDITION BAYWATCH ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL 5 IN 1 TANNING MOUSSE What they say: Its specialist multi-tasking formulation will provide extra moisturisation, a luxurious luminous finish and a longer lasting tan. What we say: “The instant colour guide helps makes sure mistakes are kept to a minimum - Thank you St Moriz! This is a great tan for beginners because it’s easy to apply and you can see what you’re doing. The scent is a big improvement on traditional tanning smells too.”

£7.99 | www.Superdrug.com VITAGE® ILLUMINATING TANNING DROPS What they say: Transform your daily moisturizer with these highly concentrated, gradual, self-tanning drops giving you a flawless, natural-looking glow with the added benefits of your everyday face and body moisturizer. What we say: “Being able to control the strength of the tan was great. The fact that we could mix the drops with our favourite scented moisturisers was a big plus too. For our faces, we added it to our usual facial creams. After half a day, there were subtle, streak free tans all round. But we will bravely put a few more drops in next time.”

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stray hairs either. Laser Hair Removal works just as well for men, and an increasing number of chaps are booking a session to rid themselves once and for all of that hairy back.

Put the tweezers away and kiss goodbye to the razor, because laser treatment is the perfect solution for woman looking to permanently and painlessly remove that unwanted hair. Our bespoke and professional treatments work well on all skin types and colours and are highly effective on the face, legs, arms, underarms, chest, back, and bikini area.

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A U G U S T Want to experience the best of the best events this month? Go to these.

A VERY PROM-INENT EVENING Castle Howard Proms roars into view

The evocative sound of the last remaining Spitfire will open Castle Howard’s Proms in patriotic style, 19th August. Confirmed guests include Brit Award winners Blake, and rising classical star soprano Joanna Forest, who will be joined on stage by the London Gala Orchestra. The programme will include popular classics, songs from musicals ,and Proms favourites including Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, and Pomp & Circumstance; all of which will create a magical evening of music which concludes with a stunning laser and firework finale. Gawd bless us! n Visit www.castlehoward.co.uk

A DOUBLE DOSE OF DELIGHTS FOR DUNNINGTON... … at Dunnigton Fayre & Dunnington Live

What a weekend the 2nd and 3rd of September will be for Dunnington, as it plays host to both the Fayre and Live musical event. Dunnington Fayre is a great day out for the whole family, where you can enjoy craft stalls, donkey rides, have-a-go displays, a dog show, a beer festival, duck racing, food, drink, and wonderful entertainment. Then, the next day, Dunnington Live is a day filled with live music of all kinds, food stalls, a bar, fair ground rides, and so much more. Bands include Hello Operator, Dry Pilot, Boss Caine, Venturers, and many more. There’ll be a few people calling in sick on the following Monday, we think. n Visit www.dunningtonfayre.org.uk

TOO. MUCH. FUN!

There is just too much going on at Murton Park. Crazy. Seriously, where to start? Running throughout the summer holidays will be a slew of fun events at Murton Park. Get this: There will be a host of historical re-enactors on site during the weekends, vintage tractors and farming exhibits, Women’s Land Army exhibit, and the huge sandpit and climbing frame. Then there’s the nature trail to follow, find the New Trolls Instruments and see the Fairy Garden, see rare breed livestock on site, take a train ride on the Blackberry Line on Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday, dog behaviour training sessions, and TRACTOR TED will be there!!! Eek. There is so much going on in August, you probably need to immediately... n Visit www.murtonpark.co.uk

TWO AND A HALF VERY TASTY CENTURIES LATER... … lets celebrate 250 years of Terrys with York’s Chocolate Story

The confectioner Terry’s is a company that can trace its origins in York all the way back to 1767. To celebrate the iconic brand’s 250th anniversary, York’s Chocolate Story will be hosting a series of special themed tours and activities over the summer holidays, including the launch of a new guided city walk. create their very own chocolate lollies inspired by the classic Chocolate Orange. The team of expert chocolatiers will also be recreating classic Terry’s flavours from the past. It’ll be like travelling in time, but for your tongue. Imagine that. n Visit www.yorkschocolatestory.com

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The British Heart Foundation urges us onto our bikes What better way to wrap up the summer months, than with an enjoyable bike ride with friends? Oh, wait... how about doing that while also raising funds for a very worthwhile cause? The Heart of York Bike Ride will get rolling on 3rd September, offering participants (who must be aged over 14) a choice of a 22 or 40 mile route. Funds raised will go towards the charity’s vital research into fighting heart disease, and you’ll know that your heart is that little bit fitter after taking part. n Visit www.bhf.org.uk/heartofyork

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ROBIN HOOD: THE ARROW OF DESTINY (4TH AUGUST-2ND SEPTEMBER) It's all very well stealing from the rich to give to the poor, but when you have no sense of direction then mayhem ensues! Robin Hood is lost in Sherwood Forest. It's not his fault; there are a lot of trees. But once again it falls to Maid Marian to save the day and get him and the Merry Men out of a scrape. They may wear the tights, but Marian knows what really makes a hero. A summer swashbuckling show for all the family as the team of actor puppeteers retell this classic story of heroism, valour, and the power of legendary teamwork with songs, slapstick and spectacle.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL (8TH-16TH SEPTEMBER) York Stage Musicals brings the camp classic Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical to the Grand Opera House York in a brand new production. Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical is the heart warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydneybased performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback.

YORK BARBICAN 3 Magic – A Kind of Queen 18 B-Fest 25 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

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Visit www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk To book: 501935. ANNIE JR. - SUMMER SCHOOL (26TH AUGUST) Young people will have the invaluable opportunity to learn a whole new range of performance and productions skills from professionals, culminating in two full-scale shows – staged by Q Productions. WEST END NIGHTS (1ST SEPTEMBER) The show promises a wonderful evening celebrating the finest and best loved songs from the dazzling West End.

GRAND OPERA HOUSE To book: 0844 8713024.

STAGE EXPERIENCE – FAME (3RD-5TH AUGUST) Stage Experience returns with yet another blockbuster Broadway show!Featuring all the familiar favourites we know and love, such as Hard Work, I Want to Make Magic, Think of Meryl Streep, Bring on Tomorrow, and of course the title song Fame. THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA (11TH-13TH AUGUST) The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy

STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE, SCARBOROUGH TAKING STEPS (UNTIL 5TH OCTOBER) When tongue-tied solicitor Tristram is sent along to oversee the sale of a large and crumbling house, reputedly a haunted former brothel, he may have bitten off more than he can chew. THE TALES OF TIPSY WILLOW TREE (UNTIL 26TH AUGUST) Poor old Tipsy Willow Tree has lost her magic. What use is a fairy without magic? Oh, it’s not like anything! Come and help Tipsy find her magic and meet goblins, giants and all sorts of other magical people along the way. The usual Tiny Time Tales fun and nonsense with plenty of joining in. THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE (UNTIL 9TH AUGUST) In turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit songs. Bold, brassy and bighearted. DI AND VIV AND ROSE (3RD-26TH AUGUST) Three women are thrown together in their late teens. They are very different people but it isn’t long before they are living in each other’s pockets. Life is a blast and together they can do anything. But life also has unexpected plans for them… A funny, moving and surprising story of three friends whose relationship spans 30 dramatic years.

THE BASEMENT 3 Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School 4&10 Basement Jazz Club 5 Open Mic Night 11 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 12 The Velma Celli Show 15 Louise Distras 19 Kashmere + Pure Vida + Televangelists 25 Living Body FIBBERS 11 Lion Papers, The Receivers, Serotones, Mice On Mars 12 Fallen 18 Remode 22 The Skatalites, Magnificent 7, Selecter B 26 Whitesnake UK, Pure Purple BLACK SWAN FOLK CLUB 3 Singers & Musicians Night 10 Joshua Burnell 17 Alice Jones 24 The Trials of Cato 31 Singers & Musicians Night NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC 14-18 Musical Play in a Week 2017 POCKLINGTON ARTS CENTRE 2 The Wizard Of Castle Magic By Magic Carpet Theatre 9 RSC Live: Titus Andronicus 15 Andre Rieu'S 2017 Maastricht Concert

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ONGOING EVENTS UNTIL 5th NOVEMBER DEMOLITION AND RESTORATION, Treasurers House. After the success of the display last year, we expand the story so you can delve deeper into the changes Frank Green made to the house and find out more about the lost houses of York. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ treasurershouseyork

UNTIL 5th NOVEMBER THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BENINGBROUGH: PEOPLE, PLACES AND PORTRAITS, Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens, Tuesday–Sunday, 10.30am– 5pm. Uncover intriguing stories of prosperity, loss and reinvention spanning 300 years, from Victorian families to RAF crews. Visit www. nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough UNTIL 5th NOVEMBER VIKING: REDISCOVER THE JULY 2017 LEGEND, The Yorkshire ED SHEERAN TRIBUTE Museum. July 2017 Two Friday of the14th most significant and Enjoy a scrumptious 2 internationally course dinnerrecognised and enjoy the collections classics of the popular artist of Viking Age treasure in Britain will ED Sheeran, we’re sure he’ll make the evening Happier! be brought together for the first £19.95 per person

time in a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum in 2017. Featuring some of the most exciting AngloSaxon and Viking discoveries ever made, the exhibition will explore how the Vikings transformed life in Britain. Visit www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk UNTIL 1st OCTOBER YORKSHIRE LAVENDER, Terrington, 10am-5pm. Now open for the summer season, wander around the breathtaking landscapes, and purchase lavender-based products in the shop. Also, the lavender is now fully in bloom! Visit www.yorkshirelavender.com UNTIL 16th SEPTEMBER A SUMMER SPECTACULAR, Lotte Inch Gallery. An exhibition of new work by Emily Sutton, Mark Hearld, Angie Lewin, and more. Visit www. lotteinch.co.uk UNTIL 4th SEPTEMBER YORK MAZE, Elvington. It's back! Everyone's favourite way to get lost returns, as from 15th July York Maze will reopen and welcome one and all. However, the huge corn maze isn't the only attraction, as there will

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UNTIL 6th AUGUST THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE, City Centre. Comedy, variety, and family entertainment in the heart of the city. This year, Richard Herring, Henning Wehn, Mitch Benn and many more big name comedians will perform, as well as lots of variety acts and The Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the year contest. For a full run-down of events, visit www. greatyorkshirefringe.com

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2nd CRAB & LOBSTER NIGHT, Sandburn Hall. Yep, you guessed it – a whole night of seafood delights. To book your table, call 01904 469911. 3rd YORKSHIRE: A CELEBRATION, Village Hall, Stockton-on-the-Forest, 2pm. Music and readings of the reflections of Yorkshire writer, Keith Holmes. Profits to Macmillan Cancer Support. 4th REINST80'D TRIBUTE ACT, Mecure York, Fairfield Manor. Chill out to some 80s classics, then scoff a two-course dinner. Fancy dress

optional (but go on!). To book, call 01904 521505.

5th-6th & 19th-20th OPEN WEEKENDS, Holgate Windmill. Visit the restored windmill and view the new exhibition, The Lost Windmills of York. Visit www. holgatewindmill.org 5th OPEN CHURCH, St Mary Bishophill Junior, 11.30am-4.30pm. Enjoy York's oldest working church's rich history, and at 2.30pm listen to Gregorian Chant, vespers and compline by candlelight. 7th & 14th TEDDY BEARS’PICNICS, Newby Hall. Take along your teddy bear for a day of sing-a-longs, games, laughter, competitions and picnics courtesy of the fabulous Make a Wish Events! Meet with Bertie Bear and the Mat Hatter amongst a whole host of colourful characters. Visit www. newbyhall.com 9th FIVE MILE CIRCULAR WALK, Meet Sheriff Hutton Park, 9.30am. Join the River Foss Society for a circular walk around Sheriff Hutton via Stittenham. Call 764702.

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UNTIL 28th AUGUST SUTTON PARK GARDENS, Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, 11am5pm. Enjoy the gorgeous grounds and gardens of the stately hall, and also the house itself on a guided tour, 1st June-28th June. Call 01347 810249

11th INDIAN SUMMER NIGHT, The Bar Convent. Go along and join them for the first ever Indian Summer Night, serving traditional Indian street food in beautiful surroundings. To book, call 01904 643238. 12th-13th YORK PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Poppleton Tithe Barn, 10am-5pm (4pm Sun). York Photographic Society is holding it's annual exhibition. In addition to viewing the very varied photographs, meet the members and discuss club activities with tea, coffee and cake: a great way to find out about the society. Visit www.yorkphotosoc.org 12th-13th THE GREAT ANTIQUES FAIR, Wetherby Racecourse, 8am-4pm. An excellent antiques fair, with plenty on offer, as well as catering and parking. Visit www.jaguarfairs.com

12th-13th ELVINGTON MODEL AIR SHOW, Elvington Airfield, 10am5pm. One of the UK's largest model air shows. Witness incredible feats of model aerobatics and see scale replicas of many different types of aircraft. Enjoy on-site camping, too. Call 07927 675665. 12th MILITARY MEMORABILIA ROADSHOW, York Army Museum, 12noon-2pm. Experts will be on hand to help residents find out more about their military mementos, medals, photographs, badges and uniform. Call 01904 461010.

12th-13th DRIFFIELD STEAM AND VINTAGE RALLY, Driffield Showground, from 10am. See steam engines, cars, organs, tractors, and military vehicles. There will also be a road run through Driffield, Saturday at 6pm. Call 01377 257494.

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YORK UNLEASHED: YORK'S COMIC-CON, York Racecourse. A packed day for sci-fi fans, with stalls, games, attractions, and the chance to meet celebrities like Doctor Who's Sylvester McCoy. Call 620911.

MALTON FOOD MARKET, Malton. Watch chef demonstrations, purchase some fine Yorkshire grub, and enjoy live music throughout the day. Visit www.maltonyorkshire.co.uk BOON HILL SHOW, NewtonUpon-Rawcliffe, Pickering. A community run country show and has over 50 years of proud traditional history! Everyone is made to feel welcome and get a taste of country life. Visit www.boonhillshow.co.uk 13th WOMEN’S SERVICES DAY, Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington. Celebrating the centenary of the role of women in the Armed Forces through the years with a Parade of Standards and veterans, Service, and Battle of Britain memorial flight, featuring Spitfire and Hurricanes. Call 608595 or visit www. yorkshireairmuseum.org

RIPLEY SHOW, Ripley Castle Park. A fun day in the country, with sheep, cattle and pigs, as well as vintage machinery and tractors, horticulture, produce and handicrafts, and Yorkshire’s largest and finest display of Vintage Tractors. Visit www. ripleyshow.co.uk 14th EVENING WALK, Meet at The Royal Oak, Nunnington, 6pm. Join the River Foss Society for a 4.5 mile walk around Nunnington with optional meal afterwards. Call 764086.

19th SUMMER PROMS 2017, Castle Howard. Find out more in our Events Hotlist. OPEN DAY, York St John University. Attend the Open Day and learn all about the courses, staff, students, and facilities of the city centre uni. To book, visit www.yorksj.ac.uk/ opendays EXHIBITION AND ART SALE, The Church Hall,Melrosegate, 9am-5pm. An exhibition and sale of the paintings by the late Philip Wiseman. Call 07795 463076.

25th-27th POPPLETON ART EXHIBITION, Tithe Barn, Poppleton, 7-9pm (Friday preview), 10am-6pm (4.30pm Sun). Over 30 resident artists will show their individual artworks in the historic Tithe Barn, and a presentation of contemporary tapestry work by Pauline Fullam. There will be refreshments including home made cakes available to enjoy. There will be a fascinating array of work with the opportunity to view or to purchase affordable art. Call 795621.

27th “ROLLING THUNDER” 20th “PIONEERS OF AVIATION” DAY, Yorkshire Air Museum, DAY, Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington. A rare opportunity to see DRIFFIELD Elvington. Live propeller aircraft SHOWGROUND DriffielD ShowgrounD the mighty jets in action on Elvington DRIFFIELD SHOWGROUND — EAST YORKSHIRE, YO25 engine runs and Battle of Britain eaSt YorkShire, Yo25 9Dn airfield. Fast9DN taxi YO25 runs by the9DN Blackburn Memorial Flight flypasts by the Buccaneer; Nimrod MR2 and Victor Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane.DRIFFIELD SHOWGROUND YO25 V-Bomber. The propeller— aircraft will9DN Call 608595 or visit www. also be fired up, making a great day of yorkshireairmuseum.org DRIFFIELD SHOWGROUND — YO25 air power and activity. Call 608595 or 9

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FARNDALE SHOW, Farndale. A packed show highlighting the very best of country life. Visit www. farndaleshow.co.uk 10th PAWS FOR A CAUSE, University of York. A sponsored dog walk and family fun day. Should be a fantastic day with lots of things going on to suit ever kind of dog lover, and all in aid of St Leonard's Hospice. Call 777777.

SEPTEMBER 1st MICHAEL BUBLE TRIBUTE, Mecure York, Fairfield Manor. Enjoy a two course meal, followed by a tribute show to Michael Buble. Call 521505. 2nd TIME TRAVELLERS’ FUN DAY, Saint Giles’ Church, Church Street, Copmanthorpe, 10am-4pm. Go see the craftsmanship of the church's panels and enjoy activities for the young, and the young-at-heart. 2nd DUNNINGTON FAYRE, Dunnington, 11am-4pm. Find out more in our Events Hotlist.

3rd DUNNINGTON LIVE, Dunnington, from 11am. Find out more in our Events Hotlist.

3rd HEART OF YORK BIKE RIDE, throughout Yorl. Find out more in our Events Hotlist.

23rd FEATHERS AND PEARLS BALL, York Racecourse, 7pm. Celebrate York Against Cancer's 30th birthday with a 1920s-themed evening. Enjoy a drinks reception, three-course meal, and a night of dancing to the Pure Silk Party Band. Visit www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk

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COMMUNITY CAROL CONCERT, York Barbican. Buy your tickets now for the 60th Carol Concert, taking place 17th December. Call 0844 8542757.

JORVIK VIKING CENTRE, Coppergate. The world-famous attraction has reopened after a multimillion pound re-imagining following the devastating flooding in 2015. Enjoy a new ride experience with the sights, sounds and, of course, smells, of the Viking-Age. There is updated historical interpretation, showcasing the cultural ‘melting pot’ of 10th-century York, and the latest cutting edge technology bringing the Viking period to life. Visit www. jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk LAGOON OF LIGHT, The Deep, Hull. See the new look Lagoon of Light following a £500,000 refurbishment. Home to an array of eye-catching new species, colourful tropical fish, and the juvenile Zebra sharks who were born and bred at The Deep. Get up close in Touchpool sessions with smaller creatures such as Hermit crabs, Velvet Swimmer crabs, and starfish at half past the hour throughout the day. Visit www. thedeep.co.uk DICK IS BACK, York Dungeon. Dick Turpin, the infamous 18th century highwayman, will return to York in an exciting new show. Visitors will be encouraged to hold on tight to their belongings while they take a seat in the carriage and travel along the York Road, where rumour has it the most

notorious York villain has returned. Featuring new gags and special effects, visitors will learn all about Dick Turpin’s crimes and how he treated his victims. Visit www.thedungeons. com/york

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cavalry charges, as well as a living history camp. Call 01944 759111.

SECRECY AND SPIES, The Bar Convent. This state-of-the-art exhibition will inspire you with the story of the Bar Convent. Discover three hundred years of history and the remarkable people who have shaped it. Meet the radical Yorkshire nun and pioneer Mary Ward, whose devotion to her cause took her on foot across the Alps - twice. Visit www.bar-convent.org.uk 1914: WHEN THE WORLD CHANGED FOREVER, York Castle Museum. The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world is explored in this major exhibition on the First World War. It tells the fascinating and often moving stories of the Yorkshire people who were affected. Visit www. yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk YORKWALK, from Museum Gardens Gates, daily at 10.30am and 2.15pm. Entertaining historical walks taking place every day, as well as specialist tours such as Richard III and Jewish Heritage. Visit www.yorkwalk. co.uk or call 07970 848709.

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HIDDEN MINSTER, York Minster, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays, 11am. Take a journey above the roof tops and explore York Minster's hidden architectural gems of the Mason's Loft and Chapter House roof. Visit www.yorkminster.org or call 0844 9390011. YORK ARMY MUSEUM, Tower Street. The regimental museum of The Royal Dragoon Guards and The Yorkshire Regiment. Call 01904 731532. CHOCOLATE AND THE PEOPLE OF YORK, York’s Chocolate Story, 10am-6pm. A brand new exhibition explores the contribution the people of York have made to the cities great chocolate industry. From the thousands of factory workers who manned the production lines, to the founding fathers, whose inventiveness and dedication created world famous brands still produced in the city. Visit www.yorkschocolatestory.com ALLERTHORPE LAKELAND PARK, Allerthorpe. Set in 53 acres of grounds and lakes, the site offers a variety of watersports as well as a campsite and Lakeside cafe. Visit www.allerthorpelakelandpark.co.uk

YORK GOLF RANGE, Towthorpe Moor Lane, near Strensall. Set in beautiful countryside, York Golf Range features a whole host of fun activities, including a floodlit driving range, a nine-hole golf course, crazy golf and even foot golf – a great combination of soccer and golf. Visit www.yorkgolfrange.co.uk or call 01904 499275.

BALLOON TREE FARM SHOP, Gate Helmsley. A great day out for all the family! Dine in the cafe, pick your own fruit and veg, feed the animals, have fun in the enlarged children's play area, or simply relax in the landscaped cafe garden. Pick your own strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, red currants, black currants, white currants, blackberries, blueberries, plums, rhubarb and vegetables. Visit www.theballoontree. co.uk THE WAGON PLAYS, Barley Hall. Young visitors to the hall are invited to stage their own versions of the York

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Mystery Plays with a recreation of the Wagon Plays. Visit www.barleyhall. co.uk or call 01904 615505. FREE PUBLIC LECTURES, University of York. Throughout the year the University hosts hundreds of free lectures on a variety of subjects. Visit www.york.ac.uk/events SHAPING THE BODY, York Castle Museum. An iron corset, crotchless pantaloons from the time of Jane Austen, bum rolls, and a killer dress are a few of the items that will feature in this major new exhibition. Visit www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk BOROUGHBRIDGE MARINA, Boroughbridge. Hire a boat for a few hours, or even buy one for good. Call 01423 323400.

REGULAR EVENTS THROUGHOUT EACH WEEK CRAFTING CLASSES, The Viking Loom, Wigginton Lodge. Classes and workshops taking place several times a week, from quilt making to machine embroidery. Call 01904 620587. EVERY TUESDAY QUIZ NIGHT, Huntington Sports Club, 8.30pm. Call 01904 769138.

EVERY WEDNESDAY ECOCRAFTERS CLUB, St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, 1-3pm. Join a friendly bunch for crafts and a natter. The club has three sewing machines and materials for use by members. Call 01904 411821. EVERY NIGHT GHOST TRAIL OF YORK, West Doors of York Minster, 7.30pm. Dare you cross the centuries and discover York’s spinechilling history? Visit www.ghosttrail. co.uk or call 01904 633276. THE GHOST BUS TOURS, Departing from York Railway Station bus stop RE daily at 7.30pm & additional weekend tours. The unique comedy horror show takes you around the darker side of York on board a classic 1960s Routemaster. Call 0844 5678666.

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2nd TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH THE WI ACOMB BRANCH, Acomb Methodist, 7.30pm. Enjoy guest speakers and great company. 1st WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH YORK IVC, Thomas’s of York, 6.30pm. A member-run social club with food and drink. Visit www. yorkivc.club YORKSHIRE COUNTRYWOMEN'S ASSOCIATION, Hunmanby Community Centre, 2pm. Speakers cover a wide variety of subjects and the group holds informal meetings. Call 01273 892672.

EVERY SUNDAY GIANT CAR BOOT SALE, Home Farm, Wigginton, 7am-1pm. One of the best-known car boot sales in York. Call 768463. 2nd SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY AFTERNOON TEA, The Grand Hotel & Spa. Scrumptious treats filled with wonder and invention will capture your imagination, inspired by Roald Dahl’s children’s classic. Call 01904 380038.

YORK CARERS COFFEE MORNING, Spurriergate Centre, 10am-12noon. Have a cuppa, enjoy a chin wag. Call 629393. 2nd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH SUPPORT MEETING, Wigginton Recreation Hall, 7pm. Parkinson’s UK York branch meet every month for talks, fun, and the occasional quiz. Call 0844 2253634. 3rd SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH YORK AND DISTRICT GUILD OF WEAVERS, Spinners and

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LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH MAKERS' MARKET, Shambles Market, 9am-5pm. Browse unique works from local artists and crafters at the monthly Makers’ Market

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