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Plans underway for reopening three York attractions With the key summer season looming close, three popular York attractions are developing their plans for re-opening, as soon as government advice deems it safe to do so.  The team at JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure and Barley Hall is exploring ways to make the attractions […]

Castle Howard Gardens to reopen with new health and safety measures in place The Castle Howard Gardens and Grounds will reopen from next week. Members of Castle Howard will be able to visit from Wednesday 3rd June, and then all visitors will be able to do so from Monday 8th June. All visitors are required […]

A charity fundraiser who has raised more than £40,000 by taking part in almost 100 races around the world in fancy dress – despite the fact he hates running – is taking on his biggest challenge to date. Dom Hodgson, 33, from Crossgates in Leeds, has dressed up in a fantastical range of costumes – […]

A weekend of live music, including Yorkshire’s most prestigious al fresco Proms, has been cancelled as a consequence of social distancing measures due to Covid-19.  Castle Howard’s Concerts weekend, including Proms, Café Mambo and Queen Symphonic over the weekend of 21 – 23 August have been postponed until 2021.   The summer spectacular weekend was […]

Visiting North Yorkshire (VNY) have received reports from their members in the Dales and around Ryedale to say that huge numbers of people have descended on the areas. Hawes have reported a vast number of motor bikers gathering around nearby, and beauty spots in Ryedale have seen a huge number of visitors. As all facilities […]

A bright and colourful display has returned to Coppergate Walk this weekend (16 May 2020), with the installation of the first Brollywalk of the year.  36 rainbow umbrellas now dance in the breeze above the city street. Although the shops within the centre remain closed, the street is still well-used by key workers parking in […]

Over the past month we have seen a considerable increase in calls to our free Marie Curie Information and Support phoneline. These are especially difficult and worrying times for people living with a terminal illness or receiving end of life care, and their families. The free Marie Curie Support Line service is open 7 days […]

People from York, Harrogate and Knaresborough are all coming together to make uniform wash bags for Frontline Workers. The bags are being made from anything from pillowcases to old duvet covers. The idea is that after a shift, frontline workers can remove their uniform at work, put it straight into the bag then close it […]

Going, going, gone! Dinner with North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Piglet anyone? North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), the setting for Channel 5’s hit programme, The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard, is giving people the chance to dine on a Pullman with the popular real-life character Piglet, accompany the General Manager Chris on a Footplate along the […]

Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People has welcomed the release of a new research study which reveals a significant rise in the number of children with life-limiting conditions. Make Every Child Count, conducted by the Martin House Research Centre at the University of York, reveals the number of children in England with […]