York Stories of Interest

New Park & Ride Bus Service Will Go Directly To York Hospital

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  By George Dodd in The Press.   A NEW Park&Ride bus service travelling directly to York Hospital is to launch next month. The service, which starts on April 29, will run every 20 minutes from Rawcliffe Bar Park&Ride to the hospital. It will be run in partnership with First York and has been made possible by funding from York Teaching […]

Shoppers To Lose York HMV ‘By The End Of The Month’

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    By Dan Bean in The Press.   SHOPPERS in York are set to lose another high street favourite, with the closure of HMV. The Coney Street store was at risk just weeks ago, after HMV went into administration, but 1,500 jobs around the country were saved when Canadian retailer Sunrise Records bought 100 […]

Why Retired Dame Berwick Will Write Sleeping Beauty Panto For Theatre Royal

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By Charles  Hutchinson in The Press.   Berwick Kaler may have exited pantomime stage left in February, but the grand old dame of York Theatre Royal is taking up the call to write the script for Sleeping Beauty this coming winter. “When I said on the last night, ‘if they ask me, I’ll be back […]

York City legend Andy McMillan Aims To Save NHS Thousands A Day

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    By Dave Flett in The Press. HE once tackled the likes of Ryan Giggs and Anders Limpar for the Minstermen, but Andy McMillan is now hoping to stop the city’s germs and bacteria in their tracks. The York City legend is taking a break from football to concentrate on an exciting new business […]

Northern’s Long Six-Carriage Trains Delayed By Two Years

RAIL Branson 1...Handout picture released Tuesday June 5, 2001 of a Voyager diesel train which Sir Richard Branson hopes will kick start a "rail renaissance".  He hopes that the new 125 mph trains will drastically cut journey times on Virgin Rail's two routes - West Coast main line and CrossCountry (correct).  Complete with airline-style audio entertainment at every seat, the Voyager trains are being introduced initially on the CrossCountry Birmingham-Reading-Brighton route to beat heavy road congestion in the area.  The trains, which have an on-board shop to replace the old-style buffet, will carry passengers on a local shuttle service between Birmingham and Reading and from July 22 they will become part of the Birmingham-Brighton timetable.  See PA story RAIL Branson.  PA photo: Handout/Virgin.

  By Tom Burridge, Transport correspondent, BBC News.   Train operator Northern’s six-carriage long services in and out of Leeds station have been delayed by two years, BBC News has learned. The longer trains were to be introduced at the end of this year but will now not enter service until late 2021. The delay is […]

One Of The Most Advanced Solar Farms In The World To Be Built Near York

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  By By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.   A solar energy farm said to be the most advanced in the UK and possibly the world will open near York this autumn. Panels will be installed on land at Boscar Grange Farm to the east of the A19, 12 miles north of the city near Easingwold. It is one […]

Wheelchair Friendly Walks In Yorkshire

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    From Fenetic Wellbeing.   Can you remember a sunny bank holiday? Us neither. But on the off-chance the heavens don’t open, we’ve put our heads together and come up with some cracking wheelchair friendly spots for a day out in Yorkshire. Can you remember a sunny bank holiday? Us neither. But on the […]

The York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out In Support Of The York ME Community

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Maybe one for your diary ? The York Inset Scooter Club will be having a Charity Ride Out to the coast, departing on 28 April from York Eye / Clifford’s Tower in York.   All proceeds will go to The York ME Community to help raise Awareness of ME in York. Why not come and […]

48 Hours In . . . York, An Insider Guide To This Ancient Walled City

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By Tina Walsh in The Telegraph.   York, where ancient and modern meet Everyone knows about York’s Roman and Viking history, but not so many people realise it has a wealth of luxury boutique accommodation and a thriving cultural scene, with cool neighbourhoods full of independent shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as countless museums, […]

Every York Library – And The Archives – Will Stay Open For The Next 15 Years Under £32m Deal

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  From YorkMix.   All York’s 14 libraries – and its world-renowned archives – are guaranteed to stay open for at least 15 years. City of York Council have awarded a new contract to Explore Libraries and Archives Mutual Limited to deliver the city’s libraries and archives services until 2034, it was announced today (18 […]

Berwick Kaler Foundation Aims To Bring Together Theatre And Community

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From The Yorkshire Times.   As Berwick Kaler’s 40-year reign as pantomime dame comes to an end, York Theatre Royal has launched a fund to celebrate and continue his legacy. “The Berwick Kaler Foundation will enable us to bring families, friends and communities together to share experiences and enjoy theatre in all its many forms,” […]

A Date For Your Diary – York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out In Aid Of The York ME Community !

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A Date For Your Diary   –  York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out In Aid Of The York ME Community ! So now we know the date of the event, will you come and join us to see them off ? All money raised will go to help raising awareness of ME in York through the […]

Who Has The Best Home In York ? New BBC Show Reveals All

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  From YorkMix.   York is a wonderful place to live, and has lots of great properties. But who has the very best home in the city? That’s what a new BBC One series will find out. New property show The Best House in Town starts on Monday 11 February – and the first five episodes are set in […]

The York Inset Scooter Club Will Be Supporting The York ME Community In Their April Ride Out

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  The York Inset Scooter Club is based in York (UK) and has a membership of around 250. They are a thriving, active club and look to support local charities when they can. They have an annual Mods and Rockers charity ride out, and for 2019 have agreed to support The York ME Community.   […]

York Christmas Market Voted Best In UK

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    By George Dodd in The Press.   York’s Christmas market has been voted as the best in the UK. The cities St Nicholas Fair, that ran from November 14 until December 23, scooped the award for Best Large Speciality Market at this years national awards ceremony that was held in Birmingham yesterday evening. […]

Britain’s Longest-Serving Panto Dame Berwick Kaler Faces Final Curtain

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    By Charles Hutchinson in The Press. BERWICK Kaler is not retiring. However, Britain’s longest-running pantomime dame has confirmed that tonight’s performance of The Grand Old Dame Of York will be the last time he pulls on the dame’s trademark boots and red and yellow stockings after 40 years at York Theatre Royal. The […]

York Needs This Shop ! Customers Hail Ernest Roy Electricals After It Goes On Market

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  By Mike Laycock in The Press. Customers have told of their sadness after The Press revealed that a York city centre shop is up for sale, following the shopkeeper’s decision to retire. We reported online yesterday that Ernest Roy Electrical near Shambles Market, which dates back to 1957 and sells small electrical items from […]

York Is The Capital Of The Food Universe !’ City Restaurant Gets Stunning Review

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    From YorkMix.   York’s reputation as a world-beating foodie destination continues to grow. One of Britain’s leading food critics has reviewed a city restaurant and was so impressed he declared: “As far as I am concerned, York is the capital of the food universe.” Giles Coren, restaurant reviewer from The Times, gave his verdict […]

Café In Historic York Building To Get A Makeover And New Name

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  From YorkMix. This 15th century building is all that remains of the street on which it stands. No doubt number 1 Little Shambles has undergone many changes over the centuries. And what is now the Little Shambles Tearooms is set to enter its next chapter with a new name and layout. At present customers […]

Patisserie Valerie – Which Has Three York Branches – Goes Into Administration

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    By Dan Bean in York Press.   A CAKE shop chain with three sites in York has collapsed into administration. The move by Patisserie Valerie – which has branches in Feasegate, Coppergate and at the Designer Outlet – came following failed discussions with HSBC and Barclays to extend a standstill agreement on its […]

Fire, Ice And A Carving Wall – Here’s What’s Planned For The York Ice Trail 2019

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  From YorkMix.   The York Ice Trail is on its way, with some spectacular new additions. Taken out of the Christmas frenzy, the event has been moved to help boost a quieter time of year. It runs on Saturday 2 February, between 10am-6pm. It’s the biggest outdoor ice trail in Britain – 35,000 people visited […]

Two Friends From Rome Bring Authentic Italian Street Food To York

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    From YorkMix.   Two friends from Rome have brought the authentic taste of Italian food to the streets of York. Alessandro Venturi and Robin George this week opened up A’Roma Pasta Bar on Silver Street, next to Shambles Market. It serves up a mix of home-made pasta dishes, bread and cakes. And they […]

Refill Your Water Bottle In York For Free: New Scheme Planned

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  By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix. Refilling your water bottle in York city centre could become easier next year, under council plans to encourage more businesses to offer free drinking water. City of York Council is supporting a campaign to encourage people to cut their use of disposable plastic bottles and cups, as well as drink more […]

Top York Eateries To Offer Menu From £10 During ‘Restaurant Week’

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    By Chloe Laversuch in The Press.   The event, which aims to help residents discover different places to eat by offering set menus at some of the city’s best eateries from £10 per person, is being organised by York Business Improvement District (BID). Director Andrew Lowson said: “People are getting value for money and the […]

Some Local Information That Might Be Useful Over The Christmas Period

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With Christmas just around the corner, we have collected a range of information about changes to local services to keep updated throughout the festive period. Local Changes (Please click the subheading for further information) Christmas Bus Services Date Park and Ride Routes All Other Routes Monday 24/12/18 (Christmas Eve) Weekday timetable with 18:00 finish Weekday […]

Now Is The Time For York To Truly Embrace Pedal Power

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    From Yorkmix.   That’s the message from York Cycle Campaign – which says the plans to dual York’s outer ring-road offer a unique opportunity to create cycle superhighways into the centre of the city. The campaign says City of York Council’s ambition to draw traffic away from the centre of York means road […]

Plans Go In For 500 Homes Next To Askham Bog

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  By Mike Laycock in The Press.   PLANS have been submitted for more than 500 homes on land next to a York nature reserve described by Sir David Attenborough as ‘irreplaceable.’ Barwood Strategic Land LLP is seeking outline permission for up to 516 houses, a sports pavilion, landscaping, roads and an ‘ecological protection and […]

The Verdict: Dame Berwick Kaler’s Grand Exit After 40 Years Of York Pantomimes

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  By Charles Hutchinson in The Press.   It began as a celebration of 40 years of the Grand Old Dame of York, and it still is, but York’s favourite adopted son from Sunderland has now called time on pantomime at 72, and so the impromptu standing ovation for Berwick Kaler was inevitably suffused with sadness too. Ever the […]

Mistle-Tea And Wine – Yorkshire Teapee Opens In York

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   Yorkshire Tea and the Star Inn The City restaurant in York have teamed up to launch an exciting Yorkshire Tea-themed festive pop-up, which will be open to all over the Christmas period. The acclaimed restaurant’s popular riverside terrace is being transformed into a winter wonderland to be known as […]

THE YORK ME COMMUNITY – YORK INTER COMPANY FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR THE YORK ME TGA SHIELD – UPDATE !

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  The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility.  This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,000 people in the UK, and 800 in the York area alone.  Of those around York, 200 are likely to be severe, meaning house or bed bound. On […]

York Brewery Goes Into Administration – Three Pubs Also Hit

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York Brewery has gone into administration, YorkMix can reveal today. Parent company Mitchells Of Lancaster (Brewers) Ltd have been put into administration, taking York Brewery Co Ltd with it. Staff at the Toft Green brewery were told this morning. It also owns three pubs in the city which are affected. A brewery spokesman told YorkMix: All I can […]

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