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‘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. […]

The First York Balloon Fiesta – Everything You Need To Know

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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    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

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  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, […]

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