ONLINE ADVENT: The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has again launched an online advent calendar on his website. Every day in December he will write a daily reflection on his website – and this year he is also recording four YouTube videos, one for each of the Sundays in Advent. Visit

TOP BAND: Chart-toppers the Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as the next big-name band to appear at York Racecourse’s Music Showcase Weekend on July 26 next year. For further details visit or phone 01904-620911.