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
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
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”
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".