A world of dead links

I’m reorganising the content on www.yorkstories.co.uk. It’s needed doing for a while.

It’s generally tedious – I expected that. Wasn’t quite prepared though for the amount of dead-ends I’ve found, where these pages link to other sites.

I’m sure that it used to be considered really bad form to leave … More …

Trees as a ‘public nuisance’

September 2011

Every tree near to every property in the land presents some risk. Mainly, people accept the potential risks trees might cause, and don’t start a lengthy legal process to destroy them.

Massive beech tree in Minster Yard, York

A huge beech … More …

‘The Evil Beech Tree of Irton’

September 2011

I’m sure many of us have heard this week of a tree in Irton near Scarborough that’s a ‘public nuisance’. A judge apparently said so, so it must be true. This is clearly just the beginning, and we in York should be on our guard. There are … More …

Big wheel, big objections


This page discusses a controversial plan put forward in December 2010 to site an observation wheel behind York Art Gallery, to the north of the Museum Gardens. This was later withdrawn. A more recent application to site the wheel in York, in the gardens of the Royal York … More …