Small Yorkshire businesses could miss out on potentially millions of pounds in sales, with the news of the York St Nicholas' Christmas Markets 2020 being cancelled. Local artisan producers rely on this festive period to boost sales, more than ever with the pandemic. Last year's Christmas festival brought in £57 million and
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
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”
York's two universities have seen significant rises in the number of Coronavirus cases as they reopened for the new Autumn term, with York St John university having 82 confirmed cases and the University of York with more than 140 students and staff with positive test results. University of York (UoY) stated:
Residents of York could find themselves unable to meet with another household after Boris Johnson announces further lockdown restrictions this evening. The three-tier lockdown system the PM is widely reported to be introducing will be based on Covid alert levels. An area will be deemed as "medium", "high", or "very high".
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.