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Panto Daft Lad Martin Barrass Is Bouncing Back At York Theatre Royal One Year After Bike Crash


  By Charles Hutchinson in The Press.   Martin Barrass has never performed on the reconfigured York Theatre Royal stage until this week. Indeed, he has only stepped on the main-house boards once since January 31 2015, the last night of Old Mother Goose, and that was to walk gingerly towards dame Berwick Kaler‘s embrace on […]

The Man Behind The World’s Best Restaurant Wants To Open A Venue In York

Tommy Banks

  From YorkMix.   We’ve got more than our fair share of award-winning chefs in York these days. Neil Bentinck saw his Micklegate restaurant Skosh awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide in September. Le Cochon Aveugle on Walmgate, run by Josh Overington, was named as one the UK’s Top Scorers in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2017. And Andrew […]

Bus Travel And Wheelchair Users


    By Jonathan Webb in Disabled Travel Advice.   Bus travel can often cause problems for wheelchair users, but this is changing as more and more wheelchair accessible buses are introduced.Buses which carry more than 22 passengers are subject to the Public Service Accessibility Regulation 2000, which at a practical level means that all […]

34 Things To Do In York This Weekend, December 9-10, 2017


  From YorkMix.   It’s brass monkeys out, which is quite appropriate for York’s annual ice fest. Also – war, Doctor Who, carols and markets. As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here, just click on the link below:   Link to What’s On in York

Toys R Us To Close Its York Store

Toys R Us

  From YorkMix.   Just days before Christmas, the retailer revealed plans to close at least a third of its UK stores, putting up to 800 jobs at risk. Bosses said they are working on a company voluntary agreement (CVA), which would allow it to jettison 26 loss-making stores. And today (December 5) they confirmed […]

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre

  Christmas opening hours We will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. We will not be checking our answer machine or emails during this period. If you need urgent help when we are closed: Adults should contact City of York Council’s Customer Access […]

York The Centre Of The Sporting Universe – In E-Sports, At Least


  By Antony Higgs in YorkMix.   E-sports has taken off in Britain and York is playing a key role. Ten years ago, did you think that computer gaming would become a multi-billion pound global sport? Me neither, but that’s exactly what’s happened. E-sports – or electronic sports – is the umbrella term for organised, […]

Doctor Who Christmas Day Blockbuster To Get Special Early Screening In York

Doctor Who

  From YorkMix.   Doctor Who fans in York will be given the chance to enjoy a sneak preview of Peter Capaldi’s final moments as the Time Lord ahead of this year’s Christmas Day special. The episode will be screened at the Guildhall as part of a Christmas preview package of BBC programming touring the […]

Is Shambles Becoming The Harry Potter Street ? Third Wizard Shop To Open Soon

Harry Potter

  From YorkMix.   It feels as if a certain boy wizard has cast a spell over York’s most famous street. Seven months ago Shambles’ only connection to Harry Potter was as the supposed inspiration for Diagon Alley in the movie franchise. But soon the former butchers street will have three Potter-inspired shops, with a […]

York Community Stadium Breakthrough – Diggers To Be On Site ‘By Christmas’


    From YorkMix.   In what is literally a groundbreaking moment, plans for York Community Stadium took a major step forward on Friday. City of York Council says diggers will be on site before Christmas. This long-awaited moment will take place because all the contracts relating to the build and operation of the new […]

Book A Home Fire Safety Visit

Fire Service

    From North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.   Upon request, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service can carry out a home fire safety visit to your home, completely free of charge. This visit involves fire service staff coming to your home to give you advice on fire safety in the home, actions you can […]

The Alt City Guide To York


  By Tony Naylor in The Guardian.   What images come to mind when you think of York? The Minster, steam engines, Romans and Vikings, a city resisting the 21st century? But look beyond that twee facade, outside York’s narrow medieval streets, and a very different city is asserting itself. “It’s definitely getting more vibrant,” […]

Free Parking And Later Buses For York Christmas Shoppers


    From YorkMix.   Here’s an early present for York shoppers contemplating their Christmas gift-buying spree. The York BID has worked with the council to introduce free parking at Piccadilly multi-storey car park from 3 pm to 9 pm every Thursday and Friday. This will run every Thursday and Friday from now until December 22. And […]

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