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Good news for Yorkshire Day! “Yorkshire’s Got Talent” virtual contest in aid of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre extended by a week The organiser and judges of the online contest “Yorkshire’s Got Talent” have decided to extend the deadline for performers to upload their video entries. Anyone who is still considering entering the competition and showing […]

A FUNDRAISING campaign has been launched to help a family who has “lost everything” in a devastating house fire in Haxby, and within hours had raised thousands of pounds. 5 fire crews attended the scene of the blaze last Friday evening on Garths End Haxby and tackled the flames after the house was struck by […]

With many choosing to revisit favourite UK destinations for this year’s holidays, the Yorkshire Coast is going one step further to make sure everyone gets the dream holiday they deserve this year – not just pulling out the stops to keep visitors safe, but making sure that there’s plenty of new things to experience in […]

A grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund has been praised for helping three attractions in the JORVIK Group re-opening following their Covid-19 closure.  A £50,000 grant helped prepare JORVIK Viking Centre, Barley Hall and DIG with their re-opening planning, safety measures and communications. “Our attractions all come under the charitable banner of York Archaeological […]

City Sightseeing York offers exclusive 25 per cent discount to recognise unsung heroes  who kept the country going through lockdown They’re the unsung heroes who kept Britain going through an unprecedented lockdown at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic – and now York’s leading open-top bus tour operator, City Sightseeing York, is extending a special […]

York and District People’s Assembly is inviting everyone from the York region to join community leaders in an online public meeting at 7pm on Sunday July 26th York, North Yorkshire –The Covid-19 crisis has further exposed the inequality and deprivation that is rife in Britain today and its impact on York and the surrounding districts […]

OCAY is a small local charity who work to help people over the age of 50 by: Providing information and support through our free and independent advocacy service . Helping people to have a voice in the issues that concern them. “We help people with benefits, housing, pensions and consumer issues, amongst other things. We want […]

York Museums Trust trials new ways of opening following impact of COVID-19 York Art Gallery is inviting people to visit for free when it reopens its doors on August 1. The charity York Museums Trust, which runs the gallery, hope that by removing admission charges there will be a higher number and increased diversity of […]

WE’RE GOOD TO GO! YORK’S CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR WINS ‘TOURISM TICK’ AS PM GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RETURN TO THE BUS VisitEngland recognises bus operator’s ‘Clean, Safe, Ready to Go’ measures as Prime Minister Boris Johnson signals immediate return to public transport It’s the best way to discover one of our nation’s most fascinating historic […]

Very early on in lockdown, before the wearing of face masks became commonplace or, in some places, mandatory, one of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s volunteers began making and selling jazzy, fabric face masks  to help the theatre’s Raise the Roof appeal.  Demand was high, and within just a couple of months, sales have topped the […]