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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”

What York might expect from the Prime Minster’s announcement

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".

Flood warnings issued for York and surrounding area

Image courtesy: @CityofYork

York has been put on a flood alert by government authorities, with Naburn Lock on a flood warning.The River Ouse was recorded at 2.93m early Monday morning, but it is slowly falling. Heavy rainfall on Saturday is the cause of the flooding. One Twitter user on Saturday wrote: "Weather App. 100%