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Shock As Minster FM To Close – To Be Replaced By A National Greatest Hits Station

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  From YorkMix. York radio station Minster FM is to close, it was revealed today (Wednesday). The station will be absorbed into the Hits Radio Brand Network, its owners Bauer Media announced. Many of the staff at the Dunnington-based company have been put on redundancy notice today – including most of the presenters.   To […]

Saved ? York pub Earmarked For Demolition Could Be Turned Into A Drive-Thru Coffee Shop

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  From YorkMix.   A pub near York that was set to be demolished could now enjoy a new lease of life as a drive-thru coffee shop. Punch Partnerships Ltd, which owns the Four Alls Inn on the A64, wanted to tear it down and replace it with five houses. The plan drew criticism from the York […]

Rocket In Brass, Steel And Fire

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    From Visit York.   About Behold the single most important object in the modern age and meet the humble makers who built the modern world from their kitchen tables, in Brass, Steel and Fire at National Railway Museum. Meet Rocket, the world-changing locomotive which kick started a golden era of innovation. Journey through […]

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Goes Into Liquidation

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      By Chloe Laversuch at Minster FM.   The theatre say they’ve suffered “unsustainable losses” from it’s recent seasons in York and at Blenheim Palace. THE closure of Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, which has gone into liquidation, “will be a loss” for York. Organisations have reacted with sorrow to news that the theatre – which […]

York Ghost Merchants – The ‘World’s First’ Spook Shop – Opens In Shambles

Ghosts

  By George Dodd in The Press. THE “world’s first” ghost shop has opened its doors in York – stocking more than 1,000 spooky collectables. The York Ghost Merchants, located in the former Pinder and Scott’s bakery shop at number 6 Shambles, stocks unique ghost-related souvenirs for visitors to take home. The shop has been created and […]

Land Next To Cemetery Could Become Temporary Car Park

Fulford Roadworks

    By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.   Land next to Fulford Cemetery could be turned into a car park for construction vehicles while building work is carried out nearby. A planning application has been submitted for land off Fordlands Road to be used as a temporary car park until July 2020. A new care home is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trendy High-End Café’ Plans To Make Its Mark On York’s Foodie Street

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  From YorkMix.   The transformation of Fossgate into a hub of food and drink continues. Another new café is set to open on the York city centre street. Ambers Coffee and Tea House wants to open at 49 Fossgate – currently the home of Signatures of York. This specialist shop, which has been trading […]

York Has A Brand New Local FM Radio Station

YO1 Radio

  York’s brand new local radio station has hit the airwaves on 102.8 FM across York and surrounding areas! The brand new local radio station launched it’s brand new frequency from The Coppergate Centre, York at 12 noon on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018, with Party Band ‘The Superlicks’ playing to a huge crowd […]

Pies, Pints And Performances… Your Complete Guide To York’s Pop-Up Shakespeare Village

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  From YorkMix.   We all know about the plays (Macbeth = bloodbath, Romeo & Juliet = don’t buy your wedding outfit). But what about Shakespeare’s Village? This is the part of York’s pioneering pop-up theatre that everyone can enjoy, whether or not you have a ticket to the four plays inside. The village – found next to Clifford’s Tower […]

Stars Of Corrie And Versailles Head Cast At York’s Pop-Up Shakespeare Theatre

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  From YorkMix.   The cast list for York’s ‘summer of Shakespeare’ have been revealed – and it includes stars of TV dramas Versailles and Coronation Street. Richard Standing, best known for his role as Danny Hargreaves in Corrie as well as roles in Doctorsand Holby City will play the title role in Macbeth. Versailles star Alexander Vlahos will play Romeo opposite The Musketeers’ Alexandra […]

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre

Vacancies Over the next couple of weeks we will be advertising various job opportunities. Please keep an eye out on our website www.yorkcarerscentre.co.uk for details.   Carers Action Group and Homecare Focus Group The next Carers Action Group (CAG) is on Tuesday 10 April, 10am to 12noon in the Penn Room at Friends Meeting House, […]

Five Major Stores To Leave Monks Cross Shopping Park

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  From YorkMix.   Five stores are moving out of Monks Cross Shopping Park. It will leave two major units at the Huntington centre empty and reveals again the volatile nature of the retailing sector in the city and beyond. All the stores are part of the troubled Arcadia Group. These shops are going from […]

How To Bring A High Street Back From The Dead

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  By Kevin Rushby in The Guardian.   Thousands of high street outlets have closed in the last decade, leaving behind a wasteland of betting shops. But one community in York has found a simple way to reverse the decline. Could their model be used nationwide? It’s the stuff of nightmares. You wander down a […]

Revealed: The 32 York Schools Facing Cuts – And By How Much

School Cuts

  From YorkMix.   New research has revealed that 32 of York’s schools face cuts – meaning fewer teachers for more students. The Schools Cuts alliance of education unions has released figures showing a fall of 15,000 secondary school staff across England at a time of rising pupil numbers. And they say some of the […]

What A Place To Stay ! Rooms In Rowntree Park Lodge Could Become Holiday Homes

Rowntree Park Lodge

  From YorkMix.   There’s room at the top at Rowntree Park Lodge – and plans are afoot to turn the space into holiday homes. The upper floors of the lodge have become vacant and City of York Council plans to spend £150,000 refurbishing them before they are let out to holidaymakers. This would bring […]

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 […]

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