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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 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

Double steam in York to celebrate Valentine’s Day

York station saw the arrival of two steam engines with The Valentine's White Rose on Saturday. This was a welcome visit, with the city struggling to endure the flooding brought on by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis. Coronation class No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland brought the tour up from Ealing Broadway

Breaking the mental health stigma

Approximately 1 in 4 people in The UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report having a common mental health problem such as anxiety and depression any given week. Mental health can affect us at any age and at any point in our