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Special edition Grand Central train celebrates York’s Shakespearian summer

People travelling by train this summer may well have caught a glimpse of Grand Central’s William Shakespeare train – in celebration of the company’s title sponsorship of Europe’s first pop-up Shakespearian Theatre. Grand Central named one of its newly refurbished Adelante trains after the Bard, one of the world’s greatest playwrights,

Garden centre business strengthens the team with key appointments

Tong Garden Centre has strengthened its team with appointments in marketing, HR and finance.  Leigh Quinn from Leeds has been appointed to the newly created position of online insight manager to develop Tong's online presence; Carrie Mackertich from Garforth is the centre's new HR and training manager responsible for recruiting new talent

Urban gym brings health and wellbeing for all to the Fruit Market

Two entrepreneurs are to launch a new urban gym, shop and café in Hull’s Fruit Market, promising to make their brand of health and wellbeing accessible to all members of the ever-growing waterfront community. Work is about to start adapting a former fruit warehouse in the heart of the Fruit Market

Yorkshire luxury five-star hotel on track to open doors in 2019, with support from Lucas Lee

A luxury five-star hotel in Ripon is on track to open its doors in Spring 2019 — two years ahead of schedule — on the back of consultancy support from Lucas Lee, the Yorkshire-based firm of Chartered Building Surveyors, Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors. Grantley Hall, a grade II*-listed building, is currently

Women take to two wheels for Yorkshire Lasses ladies-only charity cycling sportive

The Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club’s charity sportive, one of the few ladies-only events in the region, once again attracted cyclists from across the UK to support Women v Cancer, PSPA and the Carlton Lodge Bursary Fund. This year, the sportive, which was again supported by All Terrain Cycles of Wetherby and

Airport masterplan consultation results reveal overwhelming public support

Following the launch of its draft Masterplan and subsequent public consultation, Doncaster Sheffield Airport revealed early results of the consultation which show overwhelming public support for the development plans and desire to see an East Coast Mainline station at the airport site delivered. More than 90 per cent of respondents expressed

Amnesty announced after Winston’s iconic cigar goes walkabout

The mystery of a missing cigar belonging to a bust of Britain’s most iconic wartime leader has prompted an amnesty in the hope it will be returned. A head-and-shoulders model of Winston Churchill, created from more than 2000 LEGO bricks, has taken pride of place at the Royal Hall in Harrogate,

Hotel group announces opening of latest property in North Wales

West Yorkshire-based Northern Powerhouse Developments (NPD) has announced the opening of its latest property. Caer Rhun Hall, a three-storey, late-Victorian mansion with a private house atmosphere, opens to the public this Wednesday.   The North Wales luxury accommodation, which is set in 20 acres of rolling parkland and gardens, is the latest addition

New brand revealed for retail/leisure park at Thorpe Park Leeds as River Island joins line up

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer and its joint venture partner Legal & General, have unveiled a new brand identity for their 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure destination at Thorpe Park Leeds, which is due to open in October 2018. The 350,000 sq ft

The Yorkshire bar and grill’s Yorkshire Picnic To Raise Funds For Martin House

Guests tucking into a York restaurant’s afternoon tea this month will be helping to raise funds for the region’s only dedicated children’s hospice. For every Yorkshire Picnic ordered at The Yorkshire bar and grill – located within the DoubleTree by Hilton York on St Maurice’s Road - £1 will be donated