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 »

Explore York Libraries from home

If you are confused or overwhelmed by the huge amount of information on offer, Explore can help. We are making it easy for people to find information and advice as well as inspiration as we all deal with the coronavirus crisis. Explore website has all sorts of useful links to help people cope during the… Read more »

York Fashion Week heads in a new direction

Following the postponement of York Fashion Week 2020, the brand management agency behind the week-long event – NIMA – has redesigned the website in a bid to support local businesses. The site now acts as a hub and directory for any businesses and creatives previously involved in York Fashion Week. It provides a platform for… Read more »

Completion of season: York City Football Club

York City Football Club have announced that they are yet to receive official information from the National League about the completion of the season. Despite this, the club want to reassure fans they have made a strong case regarding their position in the league and how the season may be brought to a close. They advise… Read more »

York Pride 2020 cancelled

Due to recent events with the outbreak of coronavirus, York LGBT Pride committee have reluctantly made the decision to cancel York Pride 2020.  They say, while carefully considering all options, it’s been a very hard decision to make.  However, the health and wellbeing of supporters, volunteers, traders, artists and emergency services is way more important… Read more »

York City Council have released a new business support plan

On the 23rd March, York City Council released a new coronavirus business support plan. The updated bulletin includes: new government advice, information for the self-employed, details of new lobbying efforts by the council and partners on behalf of the self-employed and information about support from the local media. They have also included details for immediate… Read more »

Coronavirus is being used for fraudsters to target victims 

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, fraudsters have been using this to their advantage. North Yorkshire Police has had a number of reports of fraud over the past few weeks relating to Covid-19.   North Yorkshire Police have released the latest scams and how to stay safe from them.  Fraudsters have been claiming to be from the… Read more »