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Is 2020 cancelling Halloween: Can you go trick-or-treating?

Across Britain trick-or-treating is being largely discouraged. With the 31st of October upcoming many are wondering what is happening with guidelines relating to trick-or-treating. The City of York Bureau of Health has released a statement announcing that they are "discouraging" trick-or-treating as it is being classed as a "high risk" activity

Fireworks – a mark of celebration or an out-dated tradition?

Image courtesy of The Independent

An upcoming debate in Parliament could see restrictions on firework sales. Each year, Bonfire Night opens up new discussions on whether fireworks should be banned due to the welfare of animals. People suffering from post traumatic stress disorder can also struggle with them. In November 2019, over 300,000 people signed a

York initiatives support businesses following further store closures

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, The Shambles,

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Company announced store closures on Friday, one of a dozen store closures in York. However, both Indie York and York BID initiates have been created to help support local businesses.  The EWM company, who also own Jaegar, with stores located on Shambles and in St Helens Square face uncertainty, as the EMW chief executive Steven Simpson gave a statement. He said: “Stores will continue trading”

New Covid testing centre open in York

Wentworth way testing centre

A further 109 coronavirus cases in York were confirmed over the weekend, following reports of a technical issue creating artificially high figures nationally. This led to delays within the transfer of positive cases to Public Health England between 25th September and 2nd October.   The Government has said that the data issue has been resolved.