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Local business fears over Christmas market

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

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”

York Restaurant Festival returns

York residents are encouraged to go into the city to support restaurants and cafes as the York Restaurant Festival returns for the second time this year. From 12th-18th October, people will be able to attend over 50 eateries, collectively offering over 80 deals on a variety of set menus. Manager of the initiative, Chris

Covid-19: The struggle for small businesses

The World is currently enduring a global pandemic, Covid-19.  The streets are deathly quiet and the shutters to all shops are closed. It is like we are living in ghost towns.  The only stores open are essential stores like DIY businesses and supermarkets.  Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Small businesses and festivals would typically be preparing

York river Ouse floods and water levels are set to continue to rise

York's river Ouse has burst its banks again and caused flooding all along the riverside, the flooding has caused damage to the properties in the area and local businesses.   Two aggressive storms causing heavy rainfall have recently attacked the UK. This has had a severe impact upon York’s river Ouse. The