York Looks Stunning In New Movie Tipped To Be The Next Billy Elliot

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  From YorkMix.   York is about to get the big screen treatment. A brand-new feature film shot in the city is premiered next month, and judging by this video York is going to be a major star of the movie. Scott And Sid is tipped to be “the best coming-of-age movie since Billy Elliot“. It enjoys […]

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

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  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 […]

Nearly 200 Flats To Be Built In York City Centre – But None Of Them Are For Sale


  By Gavin Aitchison in YorkMix.   Nearly 200 flats are to be built in York city centre, in what developers call an exciting new concept for the city. Developers have unveiled their plans for the next phase of the huge Hungate site, in the east of the city centre. They plan to build a large block […]

Sir David Attenborough Coming To York To Open New Dinosaur Exhibition


  From YorkMix.   One of the giants of broadcasting will be in York this spring to open a brand new exhibition. Sir David Attenborough will officially open the Yorkshire Museum’s major new exhibition Yorkshire’s Jurassic World on Friday, March 23. The 91 year old naturalist and television presenter will take a guided tour of […]

Radio Times Spots The One Big Flaw In New ITV Drama Shot In York


  From YorkMix.   A new prime-time drama hits our screens this week – with many of the scenes shot in York. Girlfriends is the latest series from acclaimed screenwriter Kay Mellor. It tells the story of Linda, Sue and Gail as they struggle with the changes that come with being a modern woman of a […]

Landmark York Office Block To Be Transformed Into Luxury Flats

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  From YorkMix.   Landmark office block Ryedale House is to be turned into luxury apartments. Residential developer Newby bought the empty office building on Piccadilly, York, on Monday (December 18). It plans to create 77 flats inside the seven storey block – some of which will have ‘spectacular’ views of York Minster. A City […]

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

‘Uber Cool’ Film Star Bill Nighy Is In York – And Making Lots Of Friends

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    From YorkMix.     One of Britain’s favourite actors and national treasure-elect Bill Nighy has been in York. The star of Love, Actually was at an intimate gig on Tuesday night (November 8), and then pictured on a trip round the city centre today. Bill, whose other screen credits include Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Best Exotic […]

York’s Nuclear Bunker Gets The Google Treatment – With Awesome 360° Pix


    From YorkMix.   Once a well-guarded secret, the Cold War Bunker in York is now being showcased around the world thanks to state-of-the-art technology. Google has teamed up with English Heritage to bring the Acomb bunker to life for an international audience. Now anyone with an internet connection can see stunning 360° images […]

Barnitts Gets Bigger ! Historic Store Plans New Retail Showroom Outside The City Centre


  From YorkMix.   For more than 100 years it has been one of York’s favourite shops. And in that time Barnitts has expanded along Colliergate until it had no more room to grow. But that hasn’t limited the homeware store. It is now set to open a retail showroom on York’s outskirts, in addition […]

Hundreds Of Ghosts To Be Let Loose In York – Can You Catch Em All ?


    From YorkMix.   Don’t panic – but more than 300 ghosts are about to overrun our city. Happily, a gateway to the underworld hasn’t opened up underneath Clifford’s Tower. Instead the spirits are here for the first Great York Ghost Search. The free, family-friendly walking trail will see ghost hunters hunt down 26 […]

Family-Run York Business Wins ‘The Country’s Highest Food Accolade’


  From YorkMix.   It’s been one of York’s favourite food stores for years – and now its delights have earned national recognition. Rafi’s Spicebox has been named the Best Independent Retailer in the 2017 Observer Food MonthlyAwards. Now in their 14th year, the awards honour the finest in British food and drink. This year’s awards […]

91 Stunning Photos – And A Brilliant High-Speed Video – That Capture The Spectacle Of York’s Balloon Fiesta


    From YorkMix.   We were promised spectacle – and we certainly got it ! The first York Balloon Fiesta has provided amazing sights on Knavesmire and over York, as our great photographs by James Drury show. And many of you captured magical images and videos too. The first flights were on Friday afternoon. […]

The First York Balloon Fiesta – Everything You Need To Know


  From YorkMix.   York Balloon Fiesta is a new event on the city calendar, and once which looks set to provide some amazing sights and memories. Over three days – starting Friday and running till Sunday (October 1) 45 balloons will soar into our skies while a festival of fun takes place below. After […]

Meet The York Internet Sensation Whose Viral Videos Have Clocked Up 600 Million Views


  From YorkMix.   She’s an internet sensation whose videos go viral, who can see a single Instagram post shared 700,000 times, and who has interviewed everyone from Al Gore to Will Arnett. And she’s from York! Amber Doig-Thorne is an online superstar. Her Facebook videos have clocked up more than 600 million views since […]

Green Transport ! York Car Parking Spaces Replaced With Grass And Deckchairs


  From YorkMix.   What’s the best way to reclaim the streets from the car? Well that’s a turf call… Four spaces in York’s Castle car park were grassed over by campaigners on Friday (September 15) for International Park(ing) Day. After paying for the spaces for two hours, they turned them into a mini park, […]

Piedays At New Restaurant In York – No.88 Walmgate


  From YorkMix.   Every Friday in October is ‘pieday’ at No.88 Walmgate at Hotel Indigo York – Diners can enjoy a free glass of wine or craft ale (or soft drink) with every pie ordered. No. 88 Walmgate is the latest restaurant to open in York’s most foodie of destinations. Inspiring diners to delight […]

The 12 York Pubs That Have Made It Into The Good Beer Guide 2018


    From YorkMix.   The beer bible is out – so which of York’s many brilliant pubs have made the cut? Just published, CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2018 is the best way to find great pubs serving terrific ales. It’s on sale here. Edited by Roger Protz, – special guest at this month’s York Beer Festival – the guide […]

Traffic To Be Reversed On Fossgate As Pedestrians Are Made The Priority


  From YorkMix.   Everything’s going a bit back to front on Fossgate. The flow of traffic on the street is being reversed in order to make it more welcoming to residents and shoppers. In an experimental move, the street will become also become a ‘pedestrian priority zone’. Between 8am and 6pm only pedestrians, cyclists, […]

Video And Pix: Coppergate Centre Gets The Works !

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  From YorkMix.   Balloons and cheers brightened up a grey Friday morning as York celebrated a special shop opening. Not only did it mark the moment when The Works moved into the Coppergate Centre – it was also the opening of the gift chain’s 400th store. And to celebrate, the company is giving away […]

Food, Music, A Special Guest And 40,000 Pints – York Beer Festival Is Back

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  By Nick Love in YorkMix.   For four days every September more than 10,000 people gather on a big field in York and drink more than 40,000 pints of beer and cider. It’s not some bizarre cult devoted to worshipping Silenus and Dionysus, the Greek gods of beer, but York Beer Festival. Already established […]

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