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Independent living apartments ready to be older people the homes they want

A development of 35 apartments has been completed by the council, offering older residents high-quality apartments where they can live independently and well. Opening Lincoln Court is the latest phase of City of York Council’s Older Persons Accommodation Programme and the apartments are available for new and returning tenants. The council will be operating a… Read more »

Council responds to being placed in Tier 2

City of York Council can confirm that today (15 October), the government has announced that York will be subject to additional restrictions, following a sharp increase in cases across the city. From 00:01hrs (midnight) on Saturday 17 October, York will be been placed at the high level (tier 2) of the government’s new three-tier restriction… Read more »

oseph Rowntree Theatre’s #SaveOurTheatres appeal receives £1,000 boost from York Light Opera Company

One of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s longest standing hiring companies has gifted the theatre’s #SaveOurTheatres campaign £1,000 as the venue strives to reach a total target of £10,000. The donation comes as the theatre has just eight days left to reach its target and the donation has brought new momentum to the appeal. The crowdfunding… Read more »

Misuse of family member’s blue badge prosecuted

An investigation carried out by City of York Council has uncovered and successfully prosecuted a case of disabled blue badge fraud. Andrew Nichol, aged 61 of Stonegate Court, York, was caught misusing a family member’s blue badge in the city centre earlier this year. An investigation into the misuse was conducted by Veritau, the council’s… Read more »

York Police Service Recognised with a Special Blue Plaque

York Civic Trust Chief Executive Andrew Morrison and Chairman Stephen Lusty went along to the Fulford Road Police Station to present a ‘York’s Lockdown Heroes’ Blue Plaque in recognition of the dedication and hard work shown by staff working in the Force Control Room. The Force Control Room played a critical role in policing response… Read more »

Brand new free Goblin Trail at Rowntree park for Half Term

Halloween is going to be even more fun this year with York Mumbler. The team have created a fun,free Goblin trail at Rowntree Park for families in York this October half term. With things to spot and quiz questions to answer along the way this free, safe trail is ideal for families looking for something… Read more »

Halloween Chiller Alice launches sightseeing tour bus winter specials

SHE’S MAD … ABOUT YORK! HALLOWE’EN CHILLER ALICE LAUNCHES SIGHTSEEING TOUR BUS FIRM’S WINTER SPECIALS Spine-tingling family fun as famed folklore figure Mad Alice leads thrilling journeys of discovery into York’s darkest past Step on board … if you dare! It’s the ultimate spine-tingling, time travelling tour of York’s darkest moments – led by a… Read more »

Looking for Lockdown Leaders

The National Building & Construction Awards, have announced changes to the 2020 business awards as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. We have reopened this year’s awards with two new categories – Lockdown Leader and Business Chameleon. These two new categories will recognise and celebrate those who have thrived and blossomed during the Coronavirus crisis. From providing job… Read more »

Joseph Rowntree Theatre appoints its first Young Ambassador after huge fundraiser success

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre has just announced the appointment of Hannah Wakelam as its first Young Ambassador. Hannah was responsible for setting up and running the online Yorkshire’s Got Talent contest which reached its final last weekend. Through this contest and other online competitions, she raised over £1200 for the theatre’s Raise the Roof appeal… Read more »

Mental Health: Do you know your five-a-day?

We all know what we need to do to keep our bodies fit and healthy, but what about our minds? Over 11 million people in the UK have a recognised mental health problem in any one week and it is estimated that 75% of them don’t get the treatment they need. The world is a… Read more »