York Stories of Interest

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 […]

From York To The North Pole: Brothers Publish Magical Children’s Christmas Book


  From YorkMix.   One day a few years back, a little wooden door appeared overnight in an old tree near York. That mysterious moment has now inspired a magical new children’s book, co-authored by a very familiar face in the city. In his day job as communications and evaluation manager at York Museums Trust, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fiona Phillips: A Taste Of Loneliness


    By Fiona Phillips in SAGA Magazine.   In aid of national charity The Silver Line, Fiona Phillips experiences what it’s really like to live completely alone. Britain is in the grip of an epidemic of loneliness, reports The Silver Line charity. But how many people living busy lives – especially at Christmas – […]

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 […]

‘Great Christmas Get Together’ To Tackle Loneliness

Mince Pies

  From ITV News.   After the success of ‘The Great Get Together’ in memory of Jo Cox in June, ‘The Great Christmas Get Together’ will invite people to share a ‘Mince Pie Moment’ with somebody who might be feeling lonely over the festive period. ‘Mince Pie Moments’ will take place all over the UK, […]

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 […]

Revealed: The Most Desirable Places To Live In Britain


  By Natasha Hinde in Huffpost.   If you’re looking to move away from the hustle and bustle of city life, make the Isle of Skye a priority. The island, situated off the northwest coast of Scotland, has been named as the most desirable place to live in Britain. Known for its castles and picturesque fishing […]

Calling On All York Businesses !


  Would you like to help your local community ?  By current research, there are around 800 people in the York area suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis  (ME).  This might include the work colleagues you haven’t seen in some time, or your friends and family, maybe one of the lads that hasn’t turned up for five-a-side […]

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 […]

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