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The first month of opening since attractions went into lockdown suggests that York’s tourism sector is reviving more quickly than expected, according to York Archaeological Trust, which reopened JORVIK Viking Centre, Barley Hall and DIG: An Archaeological Adventure on 10 July. All three attractions have offered slightly different visitor experiences since re-opening, with new features […]

A chance to win £3,000 is on offer as Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People launches its first Superdraw. The Superdraw celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Martin House Lottery, which last year alone raised more than £320,000 for the hospice. It has a top prize of £3,000, a £1,000 second prize, […]

The Web Adventure Park is making a last attempt to save jobs and the business. The Park has linked with Cynosure Events, another York business impacted severely by Covid and together they are offering an outdoor funfair in the grounds of the park. Neither business has received any support in terms of funding or grants […]

York-built mobile app reflects on first tricky year in business and Northern Powerhouse Partnership Founders of the York-created mobile phone app, Connected-York, are celebrating their first full year as a business despite the many knock-backs brought about by Covid-19 which has ravaged the high-street and seen plummeting visitor numbers. The app, which helps businesses communicate […]

Would you like to receive practical tips and guidance to help you better support the mental health of your colleagues and those around you? We know that this is a challenging time for many people, and York Mind want to help. In a recent survey conducted by Mind, findings show that during the pandemic and […]

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 […]