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

Bill Nighy

    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 !

The Works

  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 […]

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