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Local York band release their debut single

HoneyTrap release their debut single ‘Midnight Supine’ on Friday 17th April 2020, which promises to be an eagerly awaited release. HoneyTrap’s brand new formation promises for a unique and hauntingly beautiful sound. Will Daniels, the handpicked lead guitarist shines yet brings his own gloomy swirls of ambience that soak the space around the band. Drummer John Gilbert helps… Read more »

Local charity shortlisted for national award

York – based charity Older Citizens Advocacy York has been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Governance Awards 2020, it was announced this week. It is in the running for the Improving Impact award which comes with a £5,000 unrestricted grant. Older Citizens Advocacy York is one of 21 charities from across the UK that complete… Read more »

Yorkshire Businesses Come Together To Support NHS Key-workers

Your local NHS needs you!    Bugweed’s Fabrics & Crafts Limited (a York-based, family-run, online fabric and haberdashery retailer) is working with Rebecca Brown, a local GP with the Priory Medical Group (currently on maternity leave), to co-ordinate the local effort for Yorkshire Scrubs – For The Love of Scrubs. Together with Curtains & Blinds by Sharon Forrest, Thimbelina of York, Alterations Express… Read more »

Connected-York app helping mental health and other charities during Covid-19 lockdown

The founders of York-created mobile phone app, Connected-York, are championing mental health charity York Mind, as well as Jorvik Radio’s daily “Live From The Living Room” music stream to help people deal with the isolation due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Although the focus of the Coronovirus has been on reducing infection through social distancing, the… Read more »

£17K for extra digital library services during lockdown in York

Thanks to £17K of extra funding from City of York Council, Explore will be able to extend the current range of virtual services to support individuals, families and communities of York during the Coronavirus emergency. Fiona Williams, Chief Executive of Explore York Libraries and Archives said, “As information professionals we have provided links to reliable… Read more »

Transdev teach makes learning at home child’s play

Bus operator Coastliner teams up with educators to create a colourful world of fact-finding fun The nation’s hard-pressed parents are finding out the hard way what it takes to keep children entertained and learning at the same time, as Britain prepares to enter week three of its Coronavirus lockdown. But Yorkshire bus operator Coastliner has… Read more »

Transdev welcomes ‘decisive’ government aid package for bus operators

Ministers pledge almost £400m to keep buses running for key workers North of England bus operator Transdev is welcoming today’s announcement from the Department for Transport (DfT) confirming a package of funding is to be provided by the UK Government to support vital bus services during the Coronavirus pandemic. The package, agreed jointly with England’s… Read more »

3D printed visors for frontline workers in York

Explore is supporting a fantastic initiative using 3D printers to print safety visors to a design used across Europe and distributing them to frontline workers in York. The project is being led in York by two of Explore Labs digital makers. Working as a collective they are mobilising local makers to use their skills and… Read more »

Closure of York City Football Club

Due to the current situation, York City Football Club has now closed. All staff and players have been put on furlough leave. If a National League decision was to be made, the club with voluntarily update everyone on the situation. Chantele Hodson

York Gin Company organises national G&T

A gin company is organising a ‘Friday Night Gin’ – a Facebook gin event at the most popular time of the week for a G&T. York Gin says it wants to help people remember what day it is and keep up morale – by getting gin lovers to pour themselves a G&T and test their… Read more »