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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 Theatre Royal receives lifeline grant 

York's popular Theatre Royal has received a lifeline boost from the Governments £1.57 billion Culture Recover Fund. The theatre won £236,522 from the Government pot, which will assist them looking ahead to the future. Executive Director, Tom Bird, said: “We are delighted that our application has been successful. The Cultural Recovery Fund

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”

Freelance musicians calls for more support for the arts

With the government under criticism about the lack of funding for the arts, especially for freelance performers, we talked to one aspiring artist trying to breakthrough. Thomas Gonzalez, also known as his stage name 'Skippy Gonzalez' is a young musician studying English at the University of York. From playing the guitar and

York universities hit with a rise in Covid cases

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:

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.

York welcomes University students

YSJ Fest, York St John welcome students

York St John and the University of York are preparing to welcome new and returning university students onto Covid-19 secure campuses. University of York students will move onto campus on 28th September and begin studies from 5th October, whilst York St John students have moved into the city and began teaching