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David Wilson Homes prepares to launch next phase at The Chocolate Works

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House hunters have been quick to snap up properties at David Wilson Homes’ iconic The Chocolate Works development in York, with an average of two homes being sold per week, highlighting the demand for quality housing in the city. The sales success has prompted the leading local housebuilder to bring forward the launch of the second phase of the award-winning

Written on 27th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Students organise fundraiser to raise money for schools in Namibia

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Pocklington School’s 2017 Namibia Expedition Team organised a fun and entertaining event recently to raise funds for project work at a primary school in Namibia, which the Team will be visiting this summer. All the monies raised at the event will be spent on items for the project work, including paint to decorate the classrooms (inside and out), materials to

Written on 24th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Saracen adds new names to its commercial portfolio

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Saracen Interiors has announced a run of contract wins at the end of 2017’s first quarter putting the award winning, workplace consultant on track to complete almost 100,000 square feet of fit out and refurbishment work in the coming weeks. All of the wins are first time clients for Saracen and were won in competition, with big brand names like

Written on 24th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Thousands raised in Hospice Accumulator Challenge

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A special awards ceremony took place at The Marriott Hotel on Thursday evening to celebrate money raised in the St Leonard’s Hospice Accumulator Challenge. Eighteen teams took part between 1st Feb and 2nd March. They were given an initial loan of £30, kindly underwritten by NatWest, and challenged to raise as much additional cash as possible within 30 days. The

Written on 23rd March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Middlethorpe Hall in Full Bloom thanks to Head Gardeners and Garden Volunteers

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David Barker, Middlethorpe Hall’s long-serving Head Gardener, puts down his wheelbarrow as he retires this spring Andrew Leighton will pick up the wheelbarrow, rising to become the hotel’s second Head Gardener in 35 years The 20 acres of award-winning landscape gardens at the hotel welcome garden volunteers who help maintain this as one of York’s finest gardens York’s gardens and

Written on 22nd March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Supreme Court comments means Will notes must be clear

A Supreme Court judge’s comments about shortcomings in legislation where adult children contest wills means parents must be “comprehensive, detailed and clear” in bequests, a will, probate and trust specialist warns. The statement by Lady Hale after the Supreme Court upheld a case brought by three charities against Heather Ilott, from Great Munden, Hertfordshire, who was cut out of the

Written on 22nd March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Openreach embraces Virtual Reality to hire more North Yorkshire trainee engineers

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Openreach today announced a major expansion of its engineering workforce with plans to recruit more than 115 trainees in Yorkshire and the Humber in its drive to improve customer service and invest in the operation of its network. The local network business, which is part of BT Group, will be seeking recruits to fill the new, full-time and permanent roles

Written on 21st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Pocklington School U15s reach National NatWest Schools Cup Final

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Pocklington School’s U15 rugby team are celebrating a fantastic achievement in making it all the way to the final of the inaugural NatWest Bowl national competition. Pocklington secured their place after a clinical 24-0 victory in the semi-final over King’s Priory School, Tynemouth at Percy Park RFC.  Since October, Pocklington have advanced through the tournament, defeating Wolfreton, Richmond, Millthorpe, Birkdale

Written on 21st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Pupils design living pods

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Pocklington Prep School pupils designed modular living spaces in an innovative Design and Technology-themed learning project. Engaging children in the learning process was at the top of the agenda for the Pocklington Prep teachers who, as subject specialists, were able to map out a week of exciting learning incorporating a whole range of subjects. The Year 6 pupils investigated the

Written on 16th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Probate Fees set to rise

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A decision has been made by the Government to change the probate applications fee structure commencing in May 2017. The purpose of the fee increase is to raise funds of approximately £300m which will be invested directly into Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to streamline its efficiently, and ultimately, deliver a better service to the public and professionals.

Written on 16th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News