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Controversial Housing Scheme For York Playing Fields Set For Green Light

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    By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.   Controversial plans for 69 new affordable homes on playing fields around the David Lloyd gym look set to get the go-ahead – despite objections from neighbours. The scheme would see houses built on land off Windmill Lane formerly owned by York St John University. Council planning bosses […]

UFO Lands In Poppleton! Residents Are Wired Up To York’s Superfast Broadband

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  From YorkMix.   The superfast UFO from TalkTalk is on track to transform York into the UK’s first Ultra Fibre Optic city as it ramps up its full fibre roll-out programme. It has just brought gigabit broadband speeds (1000 Mbps) to residents in Poppleton for the first time. The full fibre network now spans […]

Pictured: York’s New Post Office, inside WH Smith

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    From YorkMix.   The business moved out of its purpose-built home on Lendal after 135 years – and into a corner of the Coney Street WH Smith. It comes with five serving positions and four self-service kiosks. The relocation caused controversy, with more than 3,000 signing a petition against the idea. However, the […]

Massive Increase In Cyber Crime In York

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  By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.   Cyber crime in York has increased by nearly 85 per cent in the past year – because it is seen as a wealthy area with “less tech-savvy” residents, according to police. Assistant chief constable Ciaron Irvine told a meeting that there has been a “significant increase” in scams – particularly […]

Video: York Spitfire Pilot To Get A Hero’s Funeral 74 Years After Being Shot Down Near Venice

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  From YorkMix.   A York war hero who was killed when his Spitfire was shot down over Italy is to finally be laid to rest 74 years later – after archaeologists discovered his body. John Henry Coates, 24, took off in one of six RAF Spitfires from 111 Squadron from Rimini Airfield on March […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘A Blow To The City Centre Economy’ – Concerns Over Lendal Post Office Closure Plan

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  From YorkMix.   Plans by the Post Office to shut its main York branch and transfer services inside WH Smith have raised serious concerns. Under the proposal the Crown Post Office on Lendal would close in May. Built in 1884 by Henry Tanner it is one of the last surviving late-Victorian purpose-built post offices […]

York Fireworks Display And Bonfire Guide 2018

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From YorkMix.   Welcome one and all to the land of crackles, oohs, aahhs, hot dogs and smoky-smelling coats. Yes it’s time to celebrate York’s most famous plotter Guy Fawkes by setting fire to things. There are lots of bonfires and firework displays in and around the place. Nothing at York Maze this year though. […]

Work Starts On York’s New Bridge Next Week

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    From YorkMix.   Construction teams will move onto the Scarborough Bridge site on Monday (October 29), ready to replace the existing pedestrian bridge with something bigger and better. When finished, the new bridge will provide a traffic-free route for 3,000 people a day travelling between the railway station and city centre. The new […]

Stonebow Food Hall Plan Is Back – Aiming To Create A New ‘Social City Hub’ And 100 Jobs

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From YorkMix.   It caused such criticism that the developers pledged to go back to the drawing board. Today the controversial plan to turn part of Stonebow House in York into a food and dining hall has returned – aiming to turn an “eyesore” into a “social city hub”. And Try Market Halls say the […]

Viking Great Hall To Be Built In York Car Park – Staging Daily Live Shows

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  From YorkMix.   Is there a more entertaining car park in Britain? First Castle Car Park hosted Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, bringing in thousands of theatregoers keen to see the plays in a 16th century style setting. Now the same venue is set to take us further back in time, as the location for a […]

Stormed It ! York Company Wins Space Award

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From YorkMix.   York based self storage and service station operator, Inner Space Stations, has been named the ‘UK Best Independent Facility of the Year’ at a prestigious award ceremony. The honour came at an awards night hosted by the Self Storage Association earlier this month. Inner Space Stations Self Storage opened only a year […]

60+ Things To Do In York This Weekend, September 29-30 2018

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  From YorkMix.   We’re spoiled this weekend, with no fewer than two festivals and a fiesta in York. The city centre welcomes the Mediale and waves goodbye to the food fest, while the balloons take off from Knavesmire. The York Balloon Fiesta launched last year and despite some pretty grubby weather was a hit. […]

‘Fantastic News For Patients’ – York GPs To Offer Evening And Weekend Service

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  From YorkMix.   Soon you won’t have to restrict being ill to office hours. York patients will soon be able to consult GPs in the evenings and the weekends, thanks to the launch of a new service. A group of city GP practices called Nimbuscare Ltd has won a contract to deliver an extended […]

Struggling York GP Surgery Takes On New Staff To ‘Put Things Right’

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  From YorkMix. After being rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission, Unity Health is making moves to improve. The practice, which has surgeries at Kimberlow Hill and Wenlock Terrace, has announced changes after being put into special measures last month. Five new members of staff have been introduced in order to help the surgery meet the […]

It’s Back – And More Bonkers Than Ever ! Micklegate’s Soapbox Challenge Ready To Roll

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  From YorkMix.   Wheels fixed? Check. Brakes tested? Check. Completely bonkers costume ready? Check. Across the city these last minute preparations are underway as York revs up for another day of daft stunts and wacky races. The York BID Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge will see 40 hand-made carts hurtle down the city’s royal street in a […]

Is York Really In The SOUTH ? That’s What An Academic Says – For One Rood Reason

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  From YorkMix.   It’s enough to make you rush out and buy a dozen flat caps and three hundredweight of whippets. One academic has suggested that York isn’t in the north at all. Instead it is as southern as that there softie London. The idea, suggested by Mark Tewdwr-Jones from Newcastle University, might make […]

Cyclist Sets New Speed Record – Then Celebrates In A York Pub

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  From YorkMix.   A 42-year-old architect became the fastest cyclist in Europe – then celebrated with a pint in a York pub. Neil Campbell set a new European cycling speed record by riding at 135.3mph, using an innovative technique in which his bike was initially attached to a car. He became the continent’s speediest man […]

BBC One To Broadcast Live From York Next Weekend – And You Can Take Part

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  From YorkMix.   The big issues of the day are to be debated live on TV in York this weekend – and you can be a part of it. Discussion show The Big Questions will come live from Manor CE Academy between 10am-11am on Sunday (April 8). Hosted by Nicky Campbell, the programme debates moral, ethical and religious issues. A […]

Filmed In York, Edited Alongside Eddie Redmayne: The Amazing Inside Story Of New Movie

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  From YorkMix.   An inspirational story about two unlikely school friends from Yorkshire with a dream to become film makers is about to receive its premiere at York’s Everyman Cinema. Scott And Sid is tipped to be the next Billy Elliot, and much of the film was shot in York – including scenes in the Assembly Rooms, the […]

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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    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

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  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 ?

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    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’

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  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

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    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. […]

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